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In push for more live video, Twitter officially announces the Producer API

Confirming earlier reports by The Information and here at TechCrunch, Twitter officially announced the launch of a new tool for live video aimed larger media.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Pit.ai puts a financial twist on reinforcement learning to outperform hedge funds

Despite mystery and intrigue, the reality is that most hedge funds don’t make money. This hasn’t stopped a growing list of startups from trying their hands.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

DeepScale raises $3 million for perception AI to make self-driving cars safe

According to the World Health Organization, human error causes more than 90% of traffic accidents across the globe. Some 1.25 million people die in.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Amazon’s Music VP Steve Boom will tell TechCrunch Disrupt how the future sounds

Alexa voice control and Prime’s subscriber base have suddenly made Amazon a real contender in music alongside Spotify, Apple and YouTube. But can a streaming.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

NASA’s pop-up robot can tackle tight spots where rovers can’t reach

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is pretty much a non-stop source of amazing things, and the latest is the PUFFER, or Pop-Up Flat Folding Robot. The.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Google launches the first developer preview of Android O

It’s been just about a year since Google unexpectedly announced the first preview of Android Nougat. Today, the company is launching the first developer.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

UK also bans large electronics on flights from 6 Middle Eastern and Northern African countries

After the U.S. today instituted a ban on bringing any electronics larger than a smart phone into the passenger cabin of direct flights that leave from ten.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Apple’s learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds 5 more languages

Along with the reveal of a new 9.7-inch iPad and new red iPhone, Apple also announced today that its learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds is now available in.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Reddit plans a profile page redesign reminiscent of Facebook and Twitter

Reddit has been trying to make its site more accessible to a wider pool of users, and today the company is planning to show off one of the ways that it plans.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Google redesigns its mobile app and website with tappable search shortcuts

Google this morning announced a redesign for its iOS and Android search application, as well as its Google.com site on the mobile web, which now includes.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Mode Media Japan lives on, with founder Samir Arora as chairman

Mode Media is coming back from the dead — at least in Asia. The company operated properties like Glam, Tend and Brash, as well as a broader digital.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Apple finally kills off 16GB iPhone SE, now you get 32GB for $399

Rejoicer lovers of petite-sized iPhones, for Apple is granting additional storage bounty — announcing today it’s doubling the current storage capacity of the.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Google.org grants $50 million to nonprofits striving for equal access in education

According to a report from Google.org, the search giant’s philanthropic arm, 74% of students globally have little or no internet connectivity, 221 million.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

The top 7 startups from Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1

A Fitbit for cows, USB ports for bionic limbs, and microbatteries were amongst the most promising companies of the 52 that launched at Y Combinator’s winter.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad ups the processing power and lowers the price

Apple’s got a brand new iPad this morning.The latest version of the company’s tablet is a really the successor to the Air 2, announced in late 2014, but.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

BlackBuck closes $70M to digitize freight and logistics across India

BlackBuck, a startup that is digitizing logistics and cross-country freighting in India, has closed out a $70 million Series C round. The deal is led by new.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Apple’s learn to code app Swift Playgrounds adds 5 more languages

Along with the reveal of a new 9.7-inch iPad and new red iPhone, Apple also announced today that its learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds is now available in.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

In New York, data breaches shot up 60% last year

On Tuesday, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a summary of the year 2016 in data breaches. Collecting any breach.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

LinkedIn steps closer to CRM as it gives Sales Navigator an enterprise boost

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that is now owned by Microsoft, is quietly adding more features to fill out some of its bigger ambitions.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Apple offers its own take on Snapchat and Instagram Stories with the simple Clips video editing app

It won’t arrive in the App Store until next month, but Apple’s already offering up a preview of its new mobile video app. The company is positioning Clips.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

The iPhone 7 goes red to help fight HIV/AIDS

After a decade of turning products red in a fundraising fight against HIV/AIDS, Apple has finally adopted the hue for its biggest product of all. This Friday,.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building its first full-size passenger pod

In the world of Hyperloop, the race is on to see who can produce the first viable commercial system. Hyperloop Transportation technologies announced a key.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Conversocial buys live chat and in-app messaging startup HipMob to bolster customer care platform

Conversocial, the U.K.-headquartered social customer care platform, has acquired Silicon Valley startup HipMob. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Telco Altice to acquire video ad tech player Teads for $308M

Another telco is buying an ad tech firm — today it’s been confirmed that video ad player Teads is being acquired by Dutch telecom Altice, which has some 50.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Hootsuite acquires Snapchat analytics tool from Naritiv

Hootsuite, a platform that helps enterprises and brands manage their presence on social media, has made an acquisition to help those customers track their.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

After YouTube boycott, Google pulls ads from more types of offensive content

Google is pulling display ads from being placed alongside a wider range of content on YouTube and other sites, in the wake of a spike of criticism that its.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Deeplink adds in-app search assistant for iOS that mimics Google’s Now on Tap

Deep-linking technology has been making its way progressively into the mobile ecosytem, providing an easy way to take users from one app to a specific point.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Beekeeper, the mobile-first communications platform for non-desk workers, raises $8M Series A

Beekeeper, the Switzerland and U.S.-based startup that provides a mobile-first communications platform for employers that need a better way to communicate.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Alexa now takes orders from Amazon’s instant Prime Now and alcohol delivery services

After embedding its Alexa voice assistant into its main Amazon app last week, this week Amazon is expanding Alexa’s functionality yet again: today the.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

U.S. confirms ban on large electronics in cabins on flights from 10 airports

After a lot of confusion yesterday, we have now learned from senior administration officials that the U.S. is indeed banning U.S.-bound passengers from.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch