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April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Brain Corp debuts an autonomous delivery robot for factories and retail

[TECH NEWS] Brain Corp debuts an autonomous delivery robot for factories and retail

Admittedly, Brain Corp. sounds a bit like an evil corporation in some superhero comic, but the San Diego-based startup has generated some serious funding in recent years, including a $114 million Series C, led by SoftBank back in 2017. The company’s been putting that money to work, announcing today the launch of an in-store autonomous…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

[TECH NEWS] Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017 for $15.3 billion, is one of the companies at the center of the emerging world of autonomous vehicle technology. We’re excited to announce co-founder, president and CEO of Mobileye Amnon Shashua — who also is a senior vice president at Intel — will participate in…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] How Japan’s new imperial era broke the internet in a very tiny way

[TECH NEWS] How Japan’s new imperial era broke the internet in a very tiny way

Emperor Akihito of Japan is abdicating and passing the office to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, and as part of the transition comes a new gengo, or era name: “Reiwa.” It’s loaded with meaning and subtext, but because of the way text is sent and displayed over the internet, the name can’t actually be displayed…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] RIP Google+

[TECH NEWS] RIP Google+

That’s it for Google+, Google’s failed social network that once tried to take on Facebook and Twitter. As scheduled, the company has now started deleting user accounts and their data. Chances are you’re not going to feel all that sad about the end of Google+ since you probably haven’t used it for years. But if…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] DOJ reportedly warns Academy about changing Oscar rules to exclude streaming

[TECH NEWS] DOJ reportedly warns Academy about changing Oscar rules to exclude streaming

It seems that the Department of Justice has thoughts on whether Netflix movies should be eligible for Oscars. Variety reports that the DOJ has sent the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences a letter expressing concern about potential changes to the eligibility requirements for the awards. Why is this something the DOJ would worry…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Twitter now lets users appeal violations within its app

[TECH NEWS] Twitter now lets users appeal violations within its app

Twitter today announced a new feature that will allow users to appeal directly within the Twitter app a tweet that’s in violation of Twitter’s rules. When users post content in violation of Twitter’s guidelines, that tweet can be flagged or reported, resulting in an account suspension or lockout. Before, users would have to visit an…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] TechCrunch (Extra Crunch) is looking for great startup guest authors

[TECH NEWS] TechCrunch (Extra Crunch) is looking for great startup guest authors

In the six weeks since we launched Extra Crunch, we’ve seen that readers and subscribers really want the latest practical tips and warnings about building a company — from the people on the cutting edge. So we want to feature subject-matter experts, writing about what they learn from working with startup clients.   You may remember,…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Pokémon GO and the April Fools’ joke that made billions

[TECH NEWS] Pokémon GO and the April Fools’ joke that made billions

It’s the morning of March 31st, 2014, and the Google Maps team is about to release its April Fools’ Day gag to the world. It wasn’t the first time this team had goofed around with an April Fools’ day joke. Google, as a whole, goes wild on April 1st. Maybe it’s for the resulting publicity.…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] WTF are ISAs? (and can they transform education and spark a startup wave?)

[TECH NEWS] WTF are ISAs? (and can they transform education and spark a startup wave?)

Soaring college tuition prices have left Americans drowning in debt without a correspondingly enhanced set of professional skills to show for it. In the past 11 years, US student debt has increased by 157% and 1 in 10 borrowers are over 90 days delinquent. Universities are incentivized to be unaffordable and don’t have a direct…
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