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Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Startup names may have passed peak weirdness Where seed and early-stage funding is growing, contracting or holding steady Some 17 years ago, when internet dating was popular but still kind of embarrassing to talk about, I interviewed an author who was particularly bullish on the practice. Millions [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
The internet also said "hello, again" to more government shutdown talk last week. [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: Wired
A long-standing mystery in neuroscience is how the brain attaches a timestamp to our memories. Researchers now may have identified a neural mechanism. [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: Wired
Even with some flaws, it's almost certainly the best WearOS smartwatch you can buy. [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: Wired
HashiCorp has won fans among developers, and a billion-dollar valuation, by automating the mundane tasks of setting up and configuring servers. [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: Wired
What happens to all those emails and passwords that get leaked? They're frequently used to try to break into users' other accounts across the internet. [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: Wired
The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting the movements of pedestrians that takes into account not just what they're doing, but how they're doing it. This body language could be critical to predicting what [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn't have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Austin in January: Cash rich and maturing Although it's not the sexiest of industries, the hefty construction sector in 2018 attracted not only the attention but, more importantly, the dollars of investors. Historically, the [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
According to a report from the WSJ, Visa and Mastercard are considering raising interchange fees on card transactions in the U.S. Visa and Mastercard generate most of their revenue from these small processing fees, and it could have implications for merchants and fintech startups. When you pay with a credit [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Uber filed a lawsuit against New York City, The Verge reported. The company wants to overturn New York City's rule that caps the number of new ride-hailing drivers. Last summer, the city approved legislation that halts the issuing of new licenses to drivers for 12 months. It has been a [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I'm your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the second edition and seriously people, what happened this week? Too much. Too much! Never heard of TechCrunch's Transportation Weekly? Catch up here. As I've written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
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Gregory Benford's new book portrays the writer as a man of action and improvised traps. [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: Wired
Opinion: Without more DOD investment, there just aren't enough incentives to lure talent away from high-paying jobs with great benefits into a life of public service. [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: Wired
As hard as it is to say goodbye to our favorite little rover, the mission had a hell of a run on Mars. [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: Wired
We found the best tech bargains for the long holiday weekend from Beats, Dyson, and more. [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: Wired
As unease with Big Tech grows, some prescribe a slower, less viral online existence. "Eat independent sites, mostly not Facebook." [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: Wired
Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It's good to be back in the saddle again,” says Jurvetson, whose career was somewhat famously derailed in the fall of 2017 when a [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has reportedly acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios' Dan Primack and Ina Fried. The company makes voice experience design tools, artificial intelligence to [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always or even at all if you're Twitter . Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended, according to security researcher Karan Saini. Saini found years-old [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: TechCrunch

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