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DataRobot, a company best known for creating automated machine learning models known as AutoML, announced today that it intends to acquire Paxata, a data prep platform startup. The companies did not reveal the purchase price. Paxata raised a total of $90 million before today's acquisition, according to the company. Up until [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Banning vaping just might drive teens to the black market—and send adult smokers back to their cancer sticks. [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: Wired
After last year's stellar turn out of almost 1,000 Silicon Valley shakers and movers, TechCrunch is returning with the 3rd Annual Winter Party at Galvanize in San Francisco on February 7. The party will feature tasty beers, wine and canapés, party games and activities, plenty of photo ops (and our infamous [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Google Cloud today announced Transfer Service, a new service for enterprises that want to move their data from on-premise systems to the cloud. This new managed service is meant for large-scale transfers on the scale of billions of files and petabytes of data. It complements similar services from Google [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Allen Miller Contributor Share on Twitter Allen Miller is a principal at Oak HC/FT based in San Francisco. He's excited by bold entrepreneurs building great companies across categories, especially in fintech. More posts by this contributor 2019 looks to continue another lights-out year for fintech startups Financial technology startups emerged as serious challengers to financial services [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Small satellite startup Kepler Communications is teaming up with SpaceX to make good on its deployment goals for its first nanosatellite constellation. SpaceX will carry two separate batches of nanosatellites from Kepler aboard its Falcon 9 launch vehicles. Kepler Communications, a Toronto-based space startup, will be building out a [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
*Succession* star Nicholas Braun, aka Cousin Greg, is set to star as WeWork's founder Adam Neumann. [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: Wired
Atlassian has a portfolio of developer tools like Bitbucket, Jira and Confluence. It also has a marketplace with hundreds of add-ons, but what it lacked was a development platform to call its own. Today, that changed when the company announced the Forge platform. “Forge will empower developers to more easily build [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Launch provider Rocket Lab has opened the doors on LC-2, its first launch facility in the U.S., adding capacity and versatility for providing trips to orbit. And LC-2 already has its first customer: the U.S. Air Force's Space Test Program. The company had a little shindig today at the facility, [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Amazon is having another go at expanding its reach to listeners in India. The company, which launched pay-to-use Audible in the country last year, today introduced a new service called Audible Suno that offers free access to “hundreds of hours of audio entertainment, enlightenment and learning.” And it's banking on [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, Samsung Electronic's President Young Sohn revealed the company had sold 1 million foldable Galaxy Fold smartphones. Estimates from October pegged sales at that time at 500,000 units. “And I think that the point is, we're selling [a] million of these products,” Sohn said. “There's a million [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
At the very beginning, there were 14 startups. After two days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
A viral video appears to show a man jumping off water. What's really going on here? [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: Wired
The absolute best Android phones and iPhones you can buy for $200 to $600. [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: Wired
Looking for a pair of sturdy and sweatproof wireless buds to help you rock your inner jock? We have you covered. [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: Wired
As digital technology becomes central to society, critics worry that companies have too much clout. [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: Wired
Companies such as Megvii thrived on government contracts for facial recognition, but they face challenges from US sanctions to cheaper tech. [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: Wired
Space entrepreneurs tend to share a fondness for libertarian principles. So before checking into your space hotel, be sure to read your Heinlein. [...]
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Source: Wired
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019
Source: Wired
The modern game night is a sacred ritual, so pay it homage with these board games, dice, pencils, and accessories. [...]
Wed, Dec 11, 2019
Source: Wired

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