Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:55 +0000
Crunch Report June 23 Today’s Stories  Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet YouTube TV expands to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service Credits Written and Hosted by:… Read More
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Seattle Police Department suspends its Twitch channel following Charleena Lyles controversy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:17:13 +0000
 Facing backlash on its handling of the officer-involved shooting death of Charleena Lyles, the Seattle Police Department will shut down its official Twitch channel. The department started experimenting with community outreach over the game streaming platform earlier this year. Read More
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Five building blocks of a data-driven culture

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:00:55 +0000
 To be data-driven requires an overarching data culture that couples a number of elements, including high-quality data, broad access and data literacy and appropriate data-driven decision-making processes. In this article, we discuss some of the key building blocks. Read More
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Andrew Ng announces, his new venture after leaving Baidu

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:59:20 +0000
 Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture,, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. Read More
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For Binary Capital’s investors, a public apology may fall short

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:49:11 +0000
 In May of last year, speaking on behalf of his firm, venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck of Binary Capital tweeted: “Big believers in ‘addition by subtraction’ for company culture. Bad apples impact others, and rest of team will thank you when they’re gone.” His messaging seems ironic in light of a detailed report about his own predatory behavior toward at least… Read More
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Uber has seen a sharp drop in new driver retention this year: Apptopia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:42:20 +0000
 Uber has seen a sharp drop in retention rates for new drivers in the U.S., according to analysis of the Uber driver app provided to TechCrunch by app analytics firm Apptopia. Read More
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Walmart reportedly won’t bid for Whole Foods after Amazon’s huge offer

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:39:10 +0000
Jeff Bezoz, CEO of Amazon. Walmart isn’t actively considering a bid for Whole Foods, which Amazon said it would purchase for $13.7 billion last week, according to a report by Reuters. If so, that would remove a major obstacle to Amazon’s bid to acquire the grocery chain. Whole Foods has hundreds of stores across the U.S., which could give Amazon a foothold in the grocery business — and possibly food… Read More
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VC Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, apologizes to the women he ‘made feel uncomfortable’

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:08:07 +0000
 In light of allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances, Binary Capital co-founder and managing partner Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, he said in a statement provided to TechCrunch. Read More
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SpaceX successfully launches reused Falcon 9 rocket, recovers first stage

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:23:57 +0000
 SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 to orbit during its BulgariaSat-1 mission Friday. The launch reused a first stage booster first employed during an Iridium Communications mission in January of this year, after that Falcon 9 first stage was recovered and refurbished. The mission on Friday was to delivery Bulgaria’s first ever geostationary communications satellite into orbit,… Read More
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Watch a tiny virus take a constitutional under a laser-powered 3D microscope

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:13:10 +0000
 If you’re anything like me, you spend a significant portion of the day wondering about the paths viruses take when they’re cruising around your internals. Luckily for us, a newly developed microscope from Duke researchers can show the exact path taken by the little critters (?), down to the micrometer. Read More
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Female founders accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of making unwanted advances

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:56:18 +0000
 Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Justin Caldbeck, co-founder and managing partner of Binary Capital. Read More
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Watch SpaceX launch a re-used Falcon 9 rocket live right here

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:45:05 +0000
 SpaceX is attempting to re-launch a Falcon 9 it used first in January, taking off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center with a two-hour launch window opening at 2:10 PM EDT today (UPDATE: The launch is now set for 3:10 PM EDT as SpaceX will be conducting additional ground checks). The mission, BulgariaSat-1, will attempt to deliver a geostationary orbital commercial comms satellite,… Read More
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