• Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes
    by Anthony Ha on 24th June 2017 at 12:00 am

     Today’s Stories  Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet YouTube TV expands to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service Credits Written and Hosted by:… Read Mor […]

  • Seattle Police Department suspends its Twitch channel following Charleena Lyles controversy
    by Taylor Hatmaker on 23rd June 2017 at 11:17 pm

     Facing backlash on its handling of the officer-involved shooting death of Charleena Lyles, the Seattle Police Department will shut down its official Twitch channel. The department started experimenting with community outreach over the game streaming platform earlier this year. Read Mor […]

  • Five building blocks of a data-driven culture
    by Carl Anderson,Michael Li on 23rd June 2017 at 11:00 pm

     To be data-driven requires an overarching data culture that couples a number of elements, including high-quality data, broad access and data literacy and appropriate data-driven decision-making processes. In this article, we discuss some of the key building blocks. Read Mor […]

  • Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu
    by John Mannes on 23rd June 2017 at 10:59 pm

     Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. Read Mor […]

  • For Binary Capital’s investors, a public apology may fall short
    by Connie Loizos on 23rd June 2017 at 10:49 pm

     In May of last year, speaking on behalf of his firm, venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck of Binary Capital tweeted: “Big believers in ‘addition by subtraction’ for company culture. Bad apples impact others, and rest of team will thank you when they’re gone.” His messaging seems ironic in light of a detailed report about his own predatory behavior toward at least… Read Mor […]

  • Uber has seen a sharp drop in new driver retention this year: Apptopia
    by Natasha Lomas on 23rd June 2017 at 9:42 pm

     Uber has seen a sharp drop in retention rates for new drivers in the U.S., according to analysis of the Uber driver app provided to TechCrunch by app analytics firm Apptopia. Read Mor […]

  • Walmart reportedly won’t bid for Whole Foods after Amazon’s huge offer
    by Matthew Lynley on 23rd June 2017 at 9:39 pm

     Walmart isn’t actively considering a bid for Whole Foods, which Amazon said it would purchase for $13.7 billion last week, according to a report by Reuters. If so, that would remove a major obstacle to Amazon’s bid to acquire the grocery chain. Whole Foods has hundreds of stores across the U.S., which could give Amazon a foothold in the grocery business — and possibly food… Read Mor […]

  • VC Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, apologizes to the women he ‘made feel uncomfortable’
    by Megan Rose Dickey on 23rd June 2017 at 8:08 pm

     In light of allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances, Binary Capital co-founder and managing partner Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, he said in a statement provided to TechCrunch. Read Mor […]

  • SpaceX successfully launches reused Falcon 9 rocket, recovers first stage
    by Darrell Etherington on 23rd June 2017 at 7:23 pm

     SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 to orbit during its BulgariaSat-1 mission Friday. The launch reused a first stage booster first employed during an Iridium Communications mission in January of this year, after that Falcon 9 first stage was recovered and refurbished. The mission on Friday was to delivery Bulgaria’s first ever geostationary communications satellite into orbit,… Read Mor […]

  • Watch a tiny virus take a constitutional under a laser-powered 3D microscope
    by Devin Coldewey on 23rd June 2017 at 7:13 pm

     If you’re anything like me, you spend a significant portion of the day wondering about the paths viruses take when they’re cruising around your internals. Luckily for us, a newly developed microscope from Duke researchers can show the exact path taken by the little critters (?), down to the micrometer. Read Mor […]

  • Female founders accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of making unwanted advances
    by Natasha Lomas on 23rd June 2017 at 6:56 pm

     Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Justin Caldbeck, co-founder and managing partner of Binary Capital. Read Mor […]

  • Watch SpaceX launch a re-used Falcon 9 rocket live right here
    by Darrell Etherington on 23rd June 2017 at 6:45 pm

     SpaceX is attempting to re-launch a Falcon 9 it used first in January, taking off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center with a two-hour launch window opening at 2:10 PM EDT today (UPDATE: The launch is now set for 3:10 PM EDT as SpaceX will be conducting additional ground checks). The mission, BulgariaSat-1, will attempt to deliver a geostationary orbital commercial comms satellite,… Read Mor […]

  • 42 percent of smart speaker owners have bought a second device (or more)
    by Sarah Perez on 23rd June 2017 at 6:27 pm

     Here’s a promising metric for Amazon, in terms of its ability to maintain its current lead in the voice computing market: 42 percent of smart speaker owners have two or more devices, according to Edison Research. This figure is seemingly growing, too. Last year, there were about 1.18 Amazon Echo devices per Alexa household, but this new finding pushes the number to around 1.5 to 1.6… Read Mor […]

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet
    by Lucas Matney on 23rd June 2017 at 6:03 pm

     Samsung is preparing to launch its most expensive smartphone yet this September, VentureBeat reports. Notably, this launch timeline for the Galaxy Note8 places it in the path of when the new iPhones will likely be revealed. The phone will retail for €999 according to the report, a number which will likely translate to around $900 stateside considering past pricing differentials.… Read Mor […]

  • New algorithm lets you make anything in origami
    by John Biggs on 23rd June 2017 at 5:09 pm

     They say if you fold 1,000 origami cranes out of individual sheets of paper your deepest wishes will be granted. I tried it once – I was a lonely college kid – and I ended up with pink eye. However, a new paper out of MIT describes a way to possibly make 1,000 origami cranes out of one piece of paper, a unique feat that is now a possibility thanks to a new origami algorithm.… Read Mor […]

  • Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization
    by Frederic Lardinois on 23rd June 2017 at 4:43 pm

     Here’s a surprise announcement from Google: It will stop scanning the inboxes of Gmail’s free users for ad personalization at some point later this year. Google already doesn’t do this for business users who subscribe to its G Suite services, but until now, it routinely scanned the inboxes of its free users to better target ads for them. It then combined that information… Read Mor […]

  • Local businesses can now post on Google with Posts on Google
    by Frederic Lardinois on 23rd June 2017 at 4:22 pm

     Until now, Posts on Google only allowed a small number of celebrities, sports teams, sports leagues, movie studios and museums to post social network-style updates about their activities right to Google’s search result pages. Using this, these organizations and individuals could post images, videos, GIFs and text and use that to drive traffic to their sites. Starting now, local… Read Mor […]

  • A month with the Catalyst Fermentation System
    by John Biggs on 23rd June 2017 at 4:09 pm

     I’ve been following the multiple “easy” brewing systems available online for a while now and have never found one that truly spoke to me. Devices like the Minibrew seem great but price and shipping problems have always kept them out of my boozy little hands. So, rather than wait for the perfect automatic system, I decided to look at the Catalyst Fermentation System, a $199… Read Mor […]

  • Satellogic raises $27M for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites
    by Darrell Etherington on 23rd June 2017 at 4:00 pm

     Space tech company Satellogic has raised $27 million in a Series B round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent, and with participation by CrunchFund (disclosure: co-founded by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington). The company also launches its sixth micro-satellite into orbit on June 15, aboard a Long March-4B rocket that took off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. What Satellogic… Read Mor […]

  • YouTube’s mobile app will soon better display all video formats, add messaging
    by Sarah Perez on 23rd June 2017 at 3:32 pm

     On the heels of a major redesign of its desktop site which delivered an overall cleaner look-and-feel and a “dark mode” for nighttime watching, YouTube this week announced it will soon roll out an update to its mobile app, as well. The new app will better support video shot in other formats and orientations, by dynamically adapting its player to whatever video you’re… Read Mor […]

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