‘Appocalypse,’ Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love AI

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 The force has been strong for AI (artificial intelligence) over the last few weeks, what with Slack announcing a fund for bots, Elon Musk announcing OpenAI and, of course, the release of Star Wars. This has given all of us new hope — and even more reason to talk about AI and bots controlling every aspect of our lives. Read More Read more »

HYP3R’s Location-Based Engagement CRM Wins The “Future Stadium” Category At 1st and Future

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 We’ve reached the end of 1st And Future — a sports-centric startup competition thrown as a joint effort between the NFL, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and TechCrunch. The final of three categories in the competition today was “The Future Stadium”, focusing on technology that would advance the stadium experience of tomorrow. Read More Read more »

Man received a surprise wedding ring inscription from his new wife

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Through sickness and through health, I promise — to keep my wedding ring on. When Daniel Tallman visited the jeweler where he and his wife ordered their wedding rings, he was surprised to find an extra something-something inscribed inside his band See also: Maid of Honor parodies 'Ice Ice Baby' with epic wedding rap Image: Daniel Tallman When he and his wife initially visited G&H Jeweler's, Tallman shared with Mashable , Amanda discreetly slipped a note to the clerk. At the time, Tallman didn't think much of it, and wasn't until the two went to pick the rings. Inside the curve of Daniel's Tungsten band is the short phrase "Put it back on." Short, sweet and straight to the point, Tallman said he was thoroughly amused by the secret inscription. Read more... More about Weddings , Watercooler , Pics , Conversations , and Viral Read more »

Microsoft And GoPro Sign Patent Licensing Deal For File Storage Technology

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 Microsoft, though its Microsoft Licensing LLC, and GoPro today announced that they have signed a collaborative patent licensing deal for “certain file storage and other system technologies.” “This agreement with GoPro shows the incredible breadth of technology sharing enabled through patent transactions,” said Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing,… Read More Read more »

Revolut Gets More Funding For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service

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 British startup Revolut just closed its seed round. After announcing having raised $2.3 million this Summer, the company has added a couple of new investors. In total, the company has raised $4.8 million (£3.2 million) from Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, Seedcamp and Point Nine, Venrex and business angels. Read More Read more »

Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network

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 It’s a question on a lot of entrepreneurs’ minds: will the virtual reality space need replica networks for everything? Will the unique input and interface needs of VR lead to there being a Facebook for VR, a Twitch for VR and a Gmail for VR? Well today, Wevr is launching a private beta of Transport, a video platform that may have the potential to be the YouTube for virtual… Read More Read more »

Bay Area Airbnb Hosts Get Less Than They Bargained For During The Big Game

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 As Super Bowl 50 draws near, some Airbnb hosts are hoping for a substantial payout. Crazy listings are popping up – this home is going for $6000 a night. If that’s out of your price range, how about sharing a room for only $1300 per night? The thought process seems solid – an estimated million people descending on the already housing-strained San Francisco Bay area. With… Read More Read more »

CODE2040 CEO Calls For More Transparency, Accountability And Cultural Changes In Tech

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 Tech companies have gotten better about disclosing their diversity data, but there are still a ton of companies that haven’t done so. In the reports that do exist, what’s often missing are insights around retention rates, which can be good indicators of a company’s culture and what it’s like to actually work there. I recently sat down with CODE2040 CEO Laura… Read More Read more »

Augmented Reality Helmet Startup Daqri Nabs Former SpaceX, Qualcomm And Virgin Group Execs

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 The augmented reality space is hot and getting hotter, especially among enterprise companies looking to redesign the experience of the onsite employee of the future. Daqri, an AR smart helmet startup, is growing its leadership board significantly today while it continues testing its device. The company is adding three new executive positions today: Mike Lynch, who most recently tackled… Read More Read more »

BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

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 It looks like John Chen is swinging the axe at BlackBerry. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it let go “a small number of employees… in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL”. Update: BlackBerry updated its statement and now says 200 people were laid off. This comes after a report by the Global And Mail that the befallen smartphone maker cut 75 jobs at its Florida manufacturing… Read More Read more »