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Google buys a big chunk of HTC's smartphone business

The rumors are (mostly) true: Google is buying a part of HTC to beef up its hardware business. Google announced the agreement late Wednesday. Senior ...

Weaponized sound is nothing new, but the attacks in Cuba are a mystery

The story goes that, during the Battle of Jericho, God directed seven priests to blast notes from their ram’s horns as they circled the city, ...

If Google buys HTC, it could finally have the firepower to destroy the iPhone

With Android, Google has already won the mobile war… at least, when it comes to software. Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system ...

BlackBerry to work with Delphi to protect self-driving cars from cyber threats

BlackBerry will team up with automotive company Delphi to provide some much needed support for self-driving cars — but the project won’t have anything to ...

Medical delivery drones are coming to Switzerland

Next month, Switzerland’s hospitals will be equipped with a potentially revolutionary autonomous drone delivery network.  Healthcare providers and a Menlo Park, California company called Matternet ...

Pointy, a startup that lets local retailers easily put stock online with a simple gadget, raises​ ​$6M

 Pointy​,​ ​an Irish start​ ​startup​ ​that​ lets ​local​ ​retailers put their stock online so that they can be discovered via search engines, has raised $6 ...

DogBuddy, the European dog sitting marketplace, scores €5M Series A

 DogBuddy, a pan-European online marketplace for dog sitting, has closed €5 million in Series A funding, money it plans for further expansion. Backing the London-headquartered ...

Why women are coming forward about harassment and discrimination

 It’s been the talk of the summer in Silicon Valley. CEOs at Uber and SoFi lost their jobs after whistleblowers came forward, alleging sexism and ...

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2017 is… Pi

 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 ...

ClassPass begins testing variable pricing as it expands beyond studio fitness

 On the heels of its $70 million Series C, an expansion to new markets, and a partnership with Blink Fitness, the popular workout subscription service ...

About 2000 HTC staffers to join Google as part of the deal; HTC to continue making its own smartphones, including a new flagship model (Daisuke Wakabayashi/New York Times)

Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:About 2000 HTC staffers to join Google as part of the deal; HTC to continue making its own smartphones, including ...

Google is buying part of HTC's smartphone team for $1.1 billion (Chris Welch/The Verge)

Chris Welch / The Verge:Google is buying part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion  —  About 2,000 HTC staffers to join Google  —  Google ...

SEC says hackers may have profited by trading with insider information stolen from its database; the breach took place in 2016 but was discovered last month (Eric Beech/Reuters)

Eric Beech / Reuters:SEC says hackers may have profited by trading with insider information stolen from its database; the breach took place in 2016 but ...

Tiger Global-backed Argentine online travel company Despegar closes at $31.78, up ~22% on its first day of trading on NYSE, after raising $332M in an IPO (Carolina Millan/Bloomberg)

Carolina Millan / Bloomberg:Tiger Global-backed Argentine online travel company Despegar closes at $31.78, up ~22% on its first day of trading on NYSE, after raising ...

Twitter will meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election next Wednesday (Issie Lapowsky/Wired)

Issie Lapowsky / Wired:Twitter will meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election next Wednesday  —  TWITTER HAS CONFIRMED it ...

The City of Tomorrow: The future of urban transportation is being built today

Innovation happens when people come together. Nowhere is that more obvious than in our bustling cities around the world. And as resident numbers continue to ...

Lyft is giving out scholarships for a new self-driving car degree program

Lyft wants to create a world filled with self-driving cars, so the ride-hailing company will help the next generation of developers get the education they ...

New rumors about Google's Echo Dot slayer revealed

Google is rumored to launch a new tiny smart speaker to take on the Echo Dot at the Pixel 2 event next month — and ...

iPhone X Has Nothing on These Pricey Phones

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How to turn your iPhone Live Photos into GIFs in iOS 11

When Apple’s Live Photos first hit the scene with the launch of the iPhone 6S in 2015, it collectively blew everyone’s mind.  Now, with the ...

Boundless helps you navigate the US immigration labyrinth for your partner

 Boundless is a Seattle based startup addressing the enormous issue of applying for immigrant status in the US. Founder Xiao Wang came to the US ...

Meet the six finalists at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield

 We’ve just watched 22 startups take the stage as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF, where they showed off their technology and answered ...

M8 wants your friends to be the matchmaker

 Forget algorithms. M8 is a dating app that’s powered by human matchmakers. And these aren’t just any matchmakers, they’re your friends! M8 is unveiling its ...

Sources: Amazon working on Alexa-powered smartglasses with bone-conduction audio and a new home security camera system that would tie into its Echo products (Financial Times)

Financial Times:Sources: Amazon working on Alexa-powered smartglasses with bone-conduction audio and a new home security camera system that would tie into its Echo products  —  ...

Augmedics is building augmented reality glasses for spinal surgery

 Meet Augmedics, an Israeli startup working on augmented reality headsets for surgeons performing spinal surgery. The company is participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch ...

Olfaguard is an electronic nose for smelling pathogens in food factories

 Mitigating risk of food-borne illnesses can be a costly and time-consuming business for food manufacturers — but one that is necessary. With what it calls ...

Apple launches redesigned App Store as part of iOS 11 launch, with Today section including daily features, tips, and dev interviews (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Apple launches redesigned App Store as part of iOS 11 launch, with Today section including daily features, tips, and dev interviews  —  ...

MIT's The Engine incubator announces first investments in seven startups in aerospace, advanced materials, biotech, more, updates first fund from $150M to $200M (Connie Zheng/The Engine)

Connie Zheng / The Engine:MIT’s The Engine incubator announces first investments in seven startups in aerospace, advanced materials, biotech, more, updates first fund from $150M ...

Hitachi announces new company, Hitachi Vantara, the merger of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group and Pentaho, to be headquartered in Silicon Valley (Barb Darrow/Fortune)

Barb Darrow / Fortune:Hitachi announces new company, Hitachi Vantara, the merger of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group and Pentaho, to be headquartered in Silicon ...

Sources: Uber, facing federal probe into possible overseas bribery, reviews operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, South Korea, and China (Eric Newcomer/Bloomberg)

Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:Sources: Uber, facing federal probe into possible overseas bribery, reviews operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, South Korea, and China  —  An Uber ...

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