Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Feb 07 - New 'TechCrunch' feed email from feed2email.net

Hi there!
Here's the latest feed from TechCrunch.

Add feeds@feed2email.net to your contact list to make sure you receive all your emails
Make sure to visit feed2email.net to get more feeds sent to your inbox.
To find out which feeds you are subscribed to, or to get further help, just reply to this email.

Google debuts Cloud Search, a smart search engine for G Suite customers

Feb 07, 8:10PM

prepare_your_next_meeting_v3 Google today launched a new tool for its business customers called Google Cloud Search, which will allow users to search across G Suite products, including Drive, Gmail, Sites, Calendar, Docs, Contacts, and more. The service was previously available in a limited preview where it was then known as Springboard, and described as something like a Google Now for enterprise workers. Springboard,… Read More

Symple wants to be Venmo for business payments

Feb 07, 8:10PM

symple_mobile Between Venmo, Square Cash and even Snapcash, no one can argue that it’s hard to send money to a friend. But it wasn’t always this way. Paper checks used to be the de facto method of repayment — and it was messy, time-consuming and nowhere near instantaneous — someone could wait a month to cash a check you wrote them, leaving you with an annoying surprise when the… Read More

Rethink Robotics makes its workplace bots easier to train and redeploy

Feb 07, 8:00PM

schramberg-sawyer-1 Robots are invaluable tools in the workplace, but they often still require a specialist to train in anything more than elementary tasks. Rethink Robotics is helping improve that situation with a powerful and intuitive new platform for its Sawyer robots called Intera 5. Read More

How to make Facebook politics less painful

Feb 07, 8:00PM

facebook mobile login screen The social norms of in-person communication clearly don’t exist online, and Facebook is limited by constraints of design, structure and algorithms — constraints that don’t exist in person. So how can Facebook make politics less painful? Let’s take a look at four behavioral design strategies Facebook could use to facilitate discourse and help you avoid offending a… Read More

Waze Carpool completes its Bay Area rollout and adds three new partners

Feb 07, 7:42PM

carpool-partnership_digital After expanding to the Bay Area in a pilot last September, Waze Carpool is now officially open to all in the nine counties that make up the region, and also in Northern California from Sacramento to Monterey, the company announced. This marks the proper launch for the Google-owned collaborative ride-sharing tool, which is not so much a competitor for Google as it is a community-focused effort… Read More

Chatbooks raises $11.5 million to put photo printing on autopilot

Feb 07, 7:29PM

Hardcover photo albums printed from the Chatbooks mobile app. Photo-printing services abound online, from dot-com-era brands like Shutterfly to services launched through the years by Apple, Amazon, Costco and Walgreens. Startups keep cropping up, too — no surprise given the number of photos people take and share these days, thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and social media. Now, one photo-printing startup called Chatbooks has raised… Read More

Facebook opens registration for its F8 developer conference

Feb 07, 6:45PM

f8-press-asset-1200x6302x Don’t we all love developer conferences. Facebook just opened the (virtual) doors of its annual F8 event on April 18-19. You’ll need to apply before February 21. And if you get selected, tickets cost $595. Facebook already announced that the company would switch things up a bit with F8 in 2017. When the company shared the dates of the conference, it also said that the conference… Read More

Google Material Design principal Nicholas Jitkoff joins Dropbox as head of design

Feb 07, 6:31PM

nicholas jitkoff dropbox Dropbox today said it has named Nicholas Jitkoff — former lead designer for Google’s Material Design team — as its VP of design. This comes on the heels of a suite of announcements Dropbox made last week, including the launch of its continuous synchronization product Smart Synd and the global launch of note-taking app Paper — as well as a redesign to its web experience. Read More

Twitter's head of diversity is leaving and its chief HR officer has already left

Feb 07, 5:45PM

twitter-sketch-reverse Twitter’s VP of diversity and inclusion Jeffrey Siminoff is leaving the company at the end of the month and its chief human resources officer Renee Atwood has already left, TechCrunch has confirmed. “Renee has left the company for personal reasons,” a Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We thank her for her contributions during her time at Twitter and wish her all… Read More

Creative Commons unveils a new photo search engine with filters, lists & social sharing

Feb 07, 5:42PM

screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-8-40-00-am-1024x525 Finding free and legal images to accompany your web content has never been difficult, thanks to Creative Commons. The nonprofit organization offers copyright licenses that creators can use to share their work more broadly, while putting them in control of where and how their work can be used, how it should be attributed and more. Now the organization is making it easier to access this content… Read More

Tenka Labs raises $2.1 million to turn LEGO blocks into kids' engineering projects

Feb 07, 5:29PM

circuit cubes Nate MacDonald and John Schuster spent more than a decade in schools looking to teach students some basic principles of circuitry and engineering — but realized that just giving them a battery and a motor and saying “go” wasn’t enough. So the two have started Tenka Labs, a new company that designs small blocks that operate as parts of circuits that they can connect to… Read More

Microsoft lets companies lease the Surface Hub

Feb 07, 5:18PM

windows-10-surface-hub-960 Last summer, Microsoft announced Surface as a Service, an alliterative program aimed and introducing Surface hardware into the enterprise through a lease that also involved subscriptions to services like Office 356 and Windows 10. Today the company expands the program to a piece of hardware that makes even more sense under the umbrella. After all, at $8,999 for the 55-inch model and $21,999… Read More

Mobile camera lens company Moment is Kickstarting some new hardware

Feb 07, 5:00PM

moment-case It’s been couple of years since we’ve heard from Moment, which makes a series of mobile phone cases and lenses for photography enthusiasts. Today the company is announcing its latest in hardware — a pair of iPhone cases and a wide-angle lens it’s crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Moment launched three years ago with a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of a couple… Read More

Legal challenge to Facebook EU-US data transfer mechanism kicks off in Ireland

Feb 07, 4:43PM

data-privacy-law Another legal challenge to a data transfer authorization mechanism relied upon by Facebook and thousands of other companies to legally move user data from the European Union to the U.S. for processing has kicked off in the Irish High Court today. The hearing is expected to last three weeks. Read More

Airsorted, a fast-growing Airbnb management startup, raises £1.5M

Feb 07, 4:42PM

ame426-12 London-based Airsorted wants to make the lives of Airbnb hosts easier. The startup says it now manages 1,000 homes, a four-fold increase in the past six months. Read More

Energy giant AES partners with Measure to improve worker safety with drones

Feb 07, 4:32PM

Measure flies drones to inspect solar panels in a field below. Major power producer AES Corp. is ramping up the use of drones with an eye toward shielding workers from industry hazards. Rather than buy all their own unmanned aerial systems, they’ve engaged D.C.-based drone services provider Measure to get access to a more extensive fleet. Measure recently raised $15 million in venture funding. According to its Vice President and Chief… Read More

Alan and PayFit hook up so that your health insurance and payroll work together

Feb 07, 4:31PM

cover-partenariat-payfit-x-alan-2 Two French startups liked each other so much that they’re now starting to see a future working together. PayFit wants to modernize the good old paychecks in France, while Alan wants to turn health insurance into software-as-a-service. If your company plans on using both, those two services now have a deep integration. The funny thing about this story is that I’ve covered both… Read More

Watch Netflix's new trailer for Marvel's Iron Fist, coming March 17

Feb 07, 4:25PM

iron-fist Netflix’s last Marvel series focused on a member of supergroup The Defenders is here, and it gives us our first extended look at the world of Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist. It’s a world that he shares with fellow New York-based superheroes and Netflix series stars Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Daredevil, all of whom he’ll be teaming up with in Netflix’s upcoming… Read More

Apple's long-delayed Beats X wireless earbuds launch February 10

Feb 07, 4:23PM

screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-12-02-24-pm Just ahead of the holidays, Apple announced the further delay of its Beats X wireless earbuds, pushing their launch back to an unspecified time in February. Meantime, the company managed to get its also (if less) delayed AirPods out the door and scored some pretty solid reviews in the process. The company may have taken some wind out of the W1 chip-powered tethered buds, but now… Read More

I, for one, welcome our new robotic roti-making overlords

Feb 07, 4:12PM

screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-10-54-55-am As we carom into the future, eyes blazing with neon heat and our minds racing through millions of permutations as the Matrix embeds itself into our brain stems I think we’re all going to get a little peckish. That’s why you’re going to want a Rotimatic. This $999 robotic roti maker is like the bread makers of old with one important distinction: it makes roti. The machine has… Read More

If at any time you'd like to stop receiving these messages, just send an email to feeds_feedburner_com_techcrunch+unsubscribe-hmdtechnology=gmail.com@mail.feed2email.net.
To stop all future emails from feed2email.net you can reply to this email with STOP in the subject line. Thanks