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 2018-01-24 06:25 

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US-China biotech startup XtalPi lands $15M from Google, Tencent and Sequoia...

Google continues to increase its presence in China after it joined Sequoia China and Tencent in a $15 million investment for XtalPi, a U.S.-China biotech.....

 2018-01-24 04:28 

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Facebook appoints a new AI research head...

Facebook has a new executive coming on to unify its research efforts in the field of artificial intelligence. Former IBM exec Jrme Pesenti will be taking.....

 2018-01-24 04:00 

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Crunch Report | DJI unveils new Mavic Air...

DJI unveils the new Mavic Air, Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns and Apple HomePod starts shipping February 9th. All this on Crunch Report....

 2018-01-24 03:26 

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Nike just released its first shoe with an all-foam bottom...

Nike just announced their first shoe with an all-foam sole powered by a new foam technology called React. The shoe is called the Nike Epic React Flyknit and.....

 2018-01-24 01:34 

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Facebook and Twitter face a short deadline on Russian bot #ReleaseTheMemo reports for Congress...

Two leading Democrats in Congress are calling for new disclosures from Facebook and Twitter about Russian disinformation campaigns on their platforms. In a.....

 2018-01-24 00:06 

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Anti-piracy firm Denuvo acquired by digital security outfit Irdeto...

Denuvo's anti-piracy tech has been divisive in the gaming world, with some complaining that it restricts their gaming habits or prevents modding — but few.....

 2018-01-23 23:43 

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Ursula K. Le Guin, author of 'The Left Hand of Darkness' and 'A Wizard of Earthsea', has died...

All-time great science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula Le Guin died Monday. She was 88 years old. Le Guin didn't always enjoy being called a science fiction.....

 2018-01-23 23:15 

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The GAO will investigate potential fraud in the FCC's net neutrality comments... in 5 months...

The Government Accountability Office has accepted a Congressional request to investigate the possibility of fraud and identify theft in the comments for the.....

 2018-01-23 22:53 

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While the U.S. waits, China has been CRISPRing human cancer patients since 2015...

While the U.S. is just gearing up to the idea of CRISPRing its first humans, China seems to be benefiting from the...

 2018-01-23 21:36 

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Facebook acquires ID authentication startup Confirm.io...

Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's acquired...Confirm.io. The startup offered an API that let other companies quickly verify someone's government.....

 2018-01-23 21:05 

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GoDaddy is acquiring social media marketing platform Main Street Hub for $125M...

GoDaddy is acquiring Main Street Hub, an Austin-based social media marketing platform. The deal is for $125M in cash plus up to $50M in potential future earn.....

 2018-01-23 21:00 

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Protecting intellectual property rights in the billion-dollar world of virtual gaming...

It's clear that the days of esports being merely a spectator sport are numbered, as soon users won't just be sitting and watching the story unfold on a.....

 2018-01-23 20:37 

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The latest iOS update fixes a glitch that would let others crash your phone with a text message...

Last week, software developer and researcher Abraham Masri shared details of a bug that would allow others to freeze your iPhone with little more than a quick.....

 2018-01-23 20:34 

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Apple issues Meltdown fix for Macs running Sierra and El Capitan...

A wise person once said,...

 2018-01-23 19:39 

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Stripe is ending support for bitcoin payments on April 23...

Payments platform Stripe will stop supporting bitcoin in April, citing the cryptocurrency's volatility and long transaction times, among other things. It's a.....

 2018-01-23 19:29 

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Tradeshift Frontiers innovation lab hopes to drive blockchain adoption in the global supply chain...

Today, Tradeshift, a procure-to-pay supply chain management platform for SMBs and enterprise, announced Tradeshift Frontiers. Frontiers is a innovation.....

 2018-01-23 19:17 

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Cambassy lets you be your country's digital ambassador...

Cambassy is a new app that lets you share the favorite things about your town, city, or country. You can think of it as a sort of breadcrumb travelogue that.....

 2018-01-23 19:12 

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RED's 'holographic,' 'SOLID' Hydrogen phone will ship this summer...

Boutique Android phone makers didn't have a good 2017, but RED aims to reverse that trend with its high-end Hydrogen handset, which founder Jim Jannard talks.....

 2018-01-23 19:06 

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The iPhone X was the top shipping smartphone over the holidays, according to analysts...

Apple hasn't been been particularly transparent about the iPhone X's numbers, in part because it's a bit of a tricky new model. For starters, it's a.....

 2018-01-23 18:53 

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Phone-addicted teens aren't as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests...

To no parent's surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one.....

 2018-01-23 18:38 

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France Digitale wants to teach French parliament members about tech...

France Digitale presented its roadmap for the upcoming 12 months. France Digitale is an association that acts as a lobbying organization when it comes to.....

 2018-01-23 18:34 

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Study: 6 in 10 Americans have heard about Bitcoin...

While crypto may be obvious to us overlords of digital media, awareness of all facets of cryptocurrency still belongs to a small - but growing - minority. In.....

 2018-01-23 18:20 

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Google's Lunar Xprize to go unclaimed as moonshot deadline looms...

Google teamed up with Xprize to sponsor an audacious literal race to the Moon, but sadly the competition will end with no one taking home the grand prize of.....

 2018-01-23 18:06 

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Holy moly! Facebook test was nudging me to chat with a church...

Facebook says it's on a mission to de-bloat its Messenger app this year. At the same time, TechCrunch has discovered, the data-mining giant is running tests.....

 2018-01-23 18:00 

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Udacity opens applications for its Flying Car Nanodegree program...

If you want to learn how to build flying cars, then your options in terms of getting an education are kind of limited. Enter Udacity, the online education.....

 2018-01-23 17:51 

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Beijing-based Ofo wants to launch its stationless bike-sharing service in SF, but it's not allowed to...

Beijing-based stationless bike-sharing startup Ofo is crying foul at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency over its decision to have an exclusive.....

 2018-01-23 17:48 

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Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Dubai...

The clock is running out on your chance to compete in the very first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Dubai hosted by Area 2071 in January 2019. The.....

 2018-01-23 17:34 

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Here's how Vine replacement v2 will work...

First, don't call it...

 2018-01-23 17:31 

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Uber has hired a chief diversity officer...

Uber has hired Bo Young Lee, the former global diversity and inclusion leader of insurance company Marsh LLC, to be its first-ever chief diversity. Lee will.....

 2018-01-23 17:30 

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Google brings audiobooks to its Play store...

Google's Play store now features audiobooks. There is a good chance that you only think of the Play store as Google's app store for Android, but it has long.....

 2018-01-23 16:57 

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Elon Musk's Boring Co. pitches plan to build a tunnel under Culver City to LA...

The Boring Company, Elon Musk's most unassumingly named tech venture, has presented a plan to build a 6.5 mile tunnel between Hawthorne (where SpaceX HQ is.....

 2018-01-23 15:38 

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Netflix's 'Mudbound' scores four Oscar nominations...

Amazon and Netflix both got some good news in this morning's Oscar nominations. Mudbound, a Netflix original that tells the story of two families (one black,.....

 2018-01-23 15:13 

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DJI's $799 'smartphone-size' Mavic Air drone starts shipping January 28...

DJI hasn't done a great job keeping its drones under wraps. As with the last couple of devices, the Mavic Air leaked out just ahead of today's official.....

 2018-01-23 14:51 

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Elon Musk's new Tesla compensation plan only pays if he delivers...

Elon Musk's new Tesla compensation package is the CEO equivalent of putting your money where your mouth is: He'll only be paid out if he manages to raise the.....

 2018-01-23 14:10 

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Investing in tech for hospitality and food, Almanac Investments raises $30 million...

David Barber, the storied owner of the Blue Hill restaurant, farm, and hospitality consulting mecca (a favorite of President Barack Obama and First Lady.....

 2018-01-23 14:08 

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Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO...

Twitter COO Anthony Noto has left the company, Twitter announced Tuesday. Noto's leaving because he accepted a CEO role elsewhere, according to the release......

 2018-01-23 14:00 

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Snapchat will now let you share some Stories outside the app...

There's no getting around the fact that Snapchat has a user growth problem, so it's smart that the company is making it easier for people who like and use.....

 2018-01-23 14:00 

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Trello launches a new directory for its Power-Up extensions...

It's been about a year since Atlassian acquired Trello and the company has stayed true to its word and continues to invest heavily in the product. Today,.....

 2018-01-23 14:00 

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Bolt launches an Amazon-like checkout experience for the rest of online retail...

A startup called Bolt wants to give e-commerce retailers a better shot at competing with Amazon. Operating in stealth for a year, the payments platform has.....

 2018-01-23 14:00 

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Sumo Logic expands security toolset with FactorChain acquisition...

When we heard from Sumo Logic last June, the company was announcing a $75 million Series F. Today, they announced they were acquiring FactorChain, a security.....

 2018-01-23 14:00 

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Adobe Photoshop CC now makes selecting objects a one-click affair...

Adobe is launching an update to Photoshop CC today that includes a number of new features, including better support for high density monitors and the.....

 2018-01-23 13:49 

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Uber CEO hopes to have self-driving cars in service in 18 months...

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was speaking to Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait today at the new outlet's event #TheYearAhead event, and he shared some.....

 2018-01-23 13:35 

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The Apple HomePod ships February 9 for $349, available to order this Friday...

Apple is finally shipping the HomePod. The device will ship on February 9, seven months after its announcement at WWDC 2017. It will cost $349 and limited at.....

 2018-01-23 13:32 

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Rainforest QA rakes in $25 million Series B to expand on-demand software testing biz...

Rainforest QA, an on-demand software QA service, announced a $25 million Series B investment today. Silicon Valley Bank, Bessemer Venture Partners, Sutter.....

 2018-01-23 13:00 

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Unravel Data raises $15M Series B for its big data performance monitoring platform...

Big data systems tend to be large, complex and often hard to troubleshoot. In the world of databases, web and mobile stacks, application performance.....

 2018-01-23 13:00 

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Clairvoyant launches Kogni to help companies track their most sensitive data...

As we inch ever closer to GDPR in May, companies doing business in Europe need to start getting a grip on the sensitive private data they have. The trouble is.....

 2018-01-23 12:30 

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Full autonomy is years away, but here's what's next on autonomy's wild ride...

There are three exciting developments that I do expect to transpire within the next 12-18 months.The first major rollouts of autonomous fleets; the.....

 2018-01-23 11:57 

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Element.AI opens London outpost with focus on 'AI for good'...

Element.AI -- which last year raised $102 million from the likes of Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia and more to build an incubator-meets-consultancy to work with.....

 2018-01-23 11:30 

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Aspect Ventures raises $181 million fund...

Aspect Ventures has finalized its second fund. The team led by Jennifer Fonstad and Theresia Gouw has closed $181 million, up from $150 million it raised at.....

 2018-01-23 11:00 

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DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web...

Some major product news from veteran anti-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo: Today it's launched revamped mobile apps and browser extensions that bake in a.....

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