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Ford creates a new dedicated Robotics and AI Research team

 Ford’s recent executive shuffle was bound to lead to reorganization throughout the company, but the addition of a new Robotics and AI Research team operating under Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering department seems like it was inevita
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Ford creates a new dedicated Robotics and AI Research team

 Ford’s recent executive shuffle was bound to lead to reorganization throughout the company, but the addition of a new Robotics and AI Research team operating under Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering department seems like it was inevitable either way, given the industry’s trajectory. Ford’s VP of Research and Engineering and CTO Dr. Ken Washington revealed the… Read More

Google’s new experiment Triangle lets you block individual apps from using mobile data

 Google recently began testing a new tool for helping people better manage the mobile data used by their smartphones, through a new Android application called Triangle. The app, which is currently being tested in the Philippines, lets you do things like
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Google’s new experiment Triangle lets you block individual apps from using mobile data

 Google recently began testing a new tool for helping people better manage the mobile data used by their smartphones, through a new Android application called Triangle. The app, which is currently being tested in the Philippines, lets you do things like view your data balance, see which apps are accounting for the most data usage, and even block individual applications from using your mobile… Read More

Blue Apron IPO off to a rough start

 Meal delivery business Blue Apron opened for trading at $10 per share on Thursday, significantly below the originally proposed range of $15 to $17. It’s also flat compared to the $10 they priced it at last night, meaning the IPO investors have ye
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Blue Apron IPO off to a rough start

 Meal delivery business Blue Apron opened for trading at $10 per share on Thursday, significantly below the originally proposed range of $15 to $17. It’s also flat compared to the $10 they priced it at last night, meaning the IPO investors have yet to reap any gains. The market will be watching Blue Apron’s first day of trading closely. Most companies “pop” on the first… Read More

Adobe: Echo Dot now leads voice speaker sales

 In the nascent connected speaker market, consumers appear to be gravitating towards the more affordably priced Amazon’s Echo Dot, according to new e-commerce sales data released this morning by Adobe. However, Google’s decision to release it
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Adobe: Echo Dot now leads voice speaker sales

 In the nascent connected speaker market, consumers appear to be gravitating towards the more affordably priced Amazon’s Echo Dot, according to new e-commerce sales data released this morning by Adobe. However, Google’s decision to release its Echo competitor, Google Home, in November paid off well, the study found. During the 2016 holidays, Google Home was able to outsell both… Read More

The Muse acquires Brand Amper to “amp” up its insight into hiring companies

It’s hard to know what’s happening inside a company. Those best-places-to-work lists are helpful, but what’s great for one person might not be so great for another. The Muse, a content-rich recruitment site whose growth depends on its abilit
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The Muse acquires Brand Amper to “amp” up its insight into hiring companies

It’s hard to know what’s happening inside a company. Those best-places-to-work lists are helpful, but what’s great for one person might not be so great for another. The Muse, a content-rich recruitment site whose growth depends on its ability to match job seekers and companies, knows well the challenge of getting the “full story.” Though it counts more than 500… Read More

Microsoft confirms Cloudyn acquisition, sources say price is between $50m and $70m

 Back in April, we began we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process of buying Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn, a company that helps customers manage their cloud billing across multiple clouds. It’s taken a while to work through the terms, bu
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Microsoft confirms Cloudyn acquisition, sources say price is between $50m and $70m

 Back in April, we began we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process of buying Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn, a company that helps customers manage their cloud billing across multiple clouds. It’s taken a while to work through the terms, but today Microsoft finally made it official. Sources tell TechCrunch the price was between $50 million and $70 million. In a company blog… Read More

Microsoft finally pulls trigger on Cloudyn deal

 Back in April, we began we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process of buying Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn, a company that helps customers manage their cloud billing across multiple clouds. It’s taken a while to work through the terms, bu
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Microsoft finally pulls trigger on Cloudyn deal

 Back in April, we began we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process of buying Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn, a company that helps customers manage their cloud billing across multiple clouds. It’s taken a while to work through the terms, but today Microsoft finally made it official. Sources tell TechCrunch the price was $50 million. In a company blog post today,… Read More

ClauseMatch raises $1.6 million to provide real-time collaboration to finance and legal teams

 ClauseMatch CEO Evgeny Likhoded remembers what it used to be like to negotiate contracts. As a former employee of Morgan Stanley and before that Gazprom, he was on teams that would negotiate contracts and agreements around financial products and the tr
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ClauseMatch raises $1.6 million to provide real-time collaboration to finance and legal teams

 ClauseMatch CEO Evgeny Likhoded remembers what it used to be like to negotiate contracts. As a former employee of Morgan Stanley and before that Gazprom, he was on teams that would negotiate contracts and agreements around financial products and the trading of physical commodities. While technology has evolved in many parts of the enterprise, Likhoded says that financial, legal, risk-related… Read More

Marvel’s Inhumans TV trailer suggests a waste of great characters

 Oh no, this is bad. Marvel’s Inhumans TV series has its first trailer, and it looks like a dismal low-rent sci-fi trainwreck. Which is not the fault of the source material. Watch for yourself and judge, but I have thoughts: The show has some promi
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Marvel’s Inhumans TV trailer suggests a waste of great characters

 Oh no, this is bad. Marvel’s Inhumans TV series has its first trailer, and it looks like a dismal low-rent sci-fi trainwreck. Which is not the fault of the source material. Watch for yourself and judge, but I have thoughts: The show has some promising aspects, including Iwan Rheon from Misfits and Game of Thrones as the lead foil. But the main protagonist, Black Bolt as portrayed by… Read More

Instagram implements an AI system to fight mean and harassing comments

 Instagram is flipping the switch on a system that will automatically detect mean, offensive and harassing comments and make sure that people never see them. The new system is based on work that Facebook and Instagram have done with DeepText, a text clas
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Instagram implements an AI system to fight mean and harassing comments

 Instagram is flipping the switch on a system that will automatically detect mean, offensive and harassing comments and make sure that people never see them. The new system is based on work that Facebook and Instagram have done with DeepText, a text classification engine meant to help machines interpret words as used in context to fight spam. As Wired first reported, the Instagram system… Read More

NVIDIA’s Deepu Talla to join TC Sessions: Robotics Robot Brain panel on July 17 at MIT

 The agenda for TC Sessions: Robotics  (July 17 in Cambridge, MA at MIT’s Kresge auditorium)  is almost complete, and before the long July 4 weekend we wanted to announce one more stellar addition to the line-up. (And remind to grab a ticket 
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NVIDIA’s Deepu Talla to join TC Sessions: Robotics Robot Brain panel on July 17 at MIT

 The agenda for TC Sessions: Robotics  (July 17 in Cambridge, MA at MIT’s Kresge auditorium)  is almost complete, and before the long July 4 weekend we wanted to announce one more stellar addition to the line-up. (And remind to grab a ticket before they are all gone!) One of the advances driving robotics in recent years are powerful GPUs, and no discussion of the robot brain would… Read More

AppDynamics update pinpoints performance issues inside Docker containers

 AppDynamics released an update today with a nod towards the growing trend of containerization. The company, which was purchased by Cisco earlier this year for $3.7 billion, wants to help customers using Docker containers pinpoint performance issues. Th
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AppDynamics update pinpoints performance issues inside Docker containers

 AppDynamics released an update today with a nod towards the growing trend of containerization. The company, which was purchased by Cisco earlier this year for $3.7 billion, wants to help customers using Docker containers pinpoint performance issues. The problem with containers is that there is just so many of them. Containers enable developers to break down a monolithic application into a set… Read More

Uber ATG upgrades its autonomous truck test fleet with new tech

 Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group has a new version of its testing transport truck for autonomous tech. The new model features an updated technology stack, including a 64 channel spinning LiDAR array, which is something never used previously on a
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Uber ATG upgrades its autonomous truck test fleet with new tech

 Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group has a new version of its testing transport truck for autonomous tech. The new model features an updated technology stack, including a 64 channel spinning LiDAR array, which is something never used previously on any of the former Otto’s test trucks. The Uber ATG truck notably drops all Otto branding, as you can see, since Uber retired that name in… Read More

Canon’s new 6D Mark II looks like a great update for its entry level full-frame camera

 Canon has a new version of the 6D, its entry-level full-frame DSLR. The 6D debuted in 2012, and I purchased one of the very first off the line – five years later, it’s still a terrific DSLR that in some ways matches my 5D Mark IV. Now, Cano
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Canon’s new 6D Mark II looks like a great update for its entry level full-frame camera

 Canon has a new version of the 6D, its entry-level full-frame DSLR. The 6D debuted in 2012, and I purchased one of the very first off the line – five years later, it’s still a terrific DSLR that in some ways matches my 5D Mark IV. Now, Canon has a new 6D Mark II, and it looks like a great value for people looking to upgrade from their original 6D, or get into full-frame photography… Read More

Kids debit card startup Greenlight adds Fiserv and WorldPay veteran Nancy Fox as CTO

 Greenlight Financial, maker of a smart debit card for kids, is already making moves just six months after launch. On the heels of a $7.5 million Series A fundraise we reported earlier this month, the company is announcing a major hire in its executiv
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Kids debit card startup Greenlight adds Fiserv and WorldPay veteran Nancy Fox as CTO

 Greenlight Financial, maker of a smart debit card for kids, is already making moves just six months after launch. On the heels of a $7.5 million Series A fundraise we reported earlier this month, the company is announcing a major hire in its executive ranks and new features to its cards. Read More

Pray.com, a community-building app for faith organizations, raises $2M in seed funding

 Pray.com, an interfaith mobile app that helps religious leaders keep in touch with their congregants, will grow its team after receiving $2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Science Inc., an accelerator whose portfolio also includes Dollar S
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Pray.com, a community-building app for faith organizations, raises $2M in seed funding

 Pray.com, an interfaith mobile app that helps religious leaders keep in touch with their congregants, will grow its team after receiving $2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Science Inc., an accelerator whose portfolio also includes Dollar Shave Club and DogVacay, with participation from Greylock Partners and Spark Capital. Read More

Kinetica scores $50 million Series A for super-charged in-memory database solution

 Kinetica’s roots as a company go back to a 2009 consulting project for US intelligence services. When they couldn’t find a solution on the market to meet the strict demands of the army and NSA to track terrorists in real-time, they decided t
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Kinetica scores $50 million Series A for super-charged in-memory database solution

 Kinetica’s roots as a company go back to a 2009 consulting project for US intelligence services. When they couldn’t find a solution on the market to meet the strict demands of the army and NSA to track terrorists in real-time, they decided to build it. Today, it’s an in-memory database solution that relies on commodity hardware running Nvidia GPUs to supercharge the processing.… Read More

Accel leads $22.8M Series A in Swedish telehealth startup, KRY

 Swedish digital healthcare startup KRY has closed a €20 million ($22.8M) Series A round of funding to grow its on-demand video-call-a-doctor business, including expanding into new markets. Existing investors Index Ventures, Creandum and Project A
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Accel leads $22.8M Series A in Swedish telehealth startup, KRY

 Swedish digital healthcare startup KRY has closed a €20 million ($22.8M) Series A round of funding to grow its on-demand video-call-a-doctor business, including expanding into new markets. Existing investors Index Ventures, Creandum and Project A also participated in the round. Read More

Binary Capital is being sued by a former employee for harassment

 Troubled Silicon Valley venture firm, Binary Capital, whose co-founder resigned earlier this week after allegations surfaced of Justin Caldbeck’s predatory behavior towards women, is being sued by a former employee for harassing and defaming her a
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Binary Capital is being sued by a former employee for harassment

 Troubled Silicon Valley venture firm, Binary Capital, whose co-founder resigned earlier this week after allegations surfaced of Justin Caldbeck’s predatory behavior towards women, is being sued by a former employee for harassing and defaming her after she resigned from the firm, Bloomberg reports.  Read More

Amazon’s 2017 Prime Day sale will be July 11th

 Amazon just announced its third annual Prime Day, the retailer’s answer to Black Friday that originally started to celebrate its 20th anniversary. While Amazon had previously said they would be doing a third year of Prime Day, this is the first ti
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Amazon’s 2017 Prime Day sale will be July 11th

 Amazon just announced its third annual Prime Day, the retailer’s answer to Black Friday that originally started to celebrate its 20th anniversary. While Amazon had previously said they would be doing a third year of Prime Day, this is the first time we’re getting the actual date and previews of some of the sales. Amazon is tempting Prime customers by saying there will be… Read More

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