Dice snags $6M to win more fans for its frustration-free ticketing platform
Posted: 26 August 2016 | 4:00 am

 London-based ticketing startup Dice, which sells mobile tickets without booking fees and with a current focus on millennials wanting to discover new bands to go see live, has closed a $6 million Series A funding round. Read More

Truecaller lands pre-install deal with Huawei as it crosses 90M monthly users
Posted: 26 August 2016 | 3:44 am

 Truecaller has landed a partnership with Huawei which will see its caller ID and smart phone book app pre-loaded on the fast-growing Chinese company’s overseas smartphones. Read More

Crunch Report | WhatsApp Shares user data with Facebook
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 11:42 pm

WhatsApp is sharing some user data with Facebook, Nutonomy brings self-driving cars to Singapore, Apple is rumored to be working on a Snapchat-type app, True Ventures closes its fifth fund worth $310 million, and President Obama and family are in a new VR video. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Apple zero-days mark a new era of mobile hacking
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 9:25 pm

 Krstic announced that Apple was launching a bug bounty program, offering $50,000 for zero-day vulnerabilities that allow malicious code exploits in the kernel, among other rewards. The thinking behind the bug bounty, according to Apple, is that discovering zero-day vulnerabilities — security problems that are unknown by a company but exploited by an attacker — has become more… Read More

Thrive Market thinks it can be an affordable online Whole Foods
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 9:07 pm

   TechCrunch recently took a trip down to Los Angeles for our meetup and to check in on the growing startup scene there. One of the fast-growing businesses that’s been on our radar is Thrive Market. The online Costco-meets-Whole Foods recently raised $111 million from venture firms like Greycroft and celebrities like Demi Moore and John Legend to grow their organic foods business. We… Read More

How data science fights modern insider threats
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 8:00 pm

 Insider threats are the biggest cybersecurity threats to firms, organizations and government agencies. This is something you hear a lot at security conference keynotes and read about in data breach reports, whitepapers and surveys — and these insider threats are becoming increasingly more difficult to detect and prevent, as well as more frequent. Read More

NASA completes another splashdown test on Mars-bound Orion spacecraft
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 7:38 pm

 NASA today tossed into a pool a mock-up of their Orion spacecraft with two crash-test dummies sitting inside to simulate a return-to-Earth splashdown scenario. The test lasted all of about 10 seconds and is the ninth test of a 10-part water impact series NASA began conducting in April. For today’s test, Orion was swung like a pendulum to simulate a scenario where one of its parachutes… Read More

Dropbox is resetting passwords for accounts that haven’t changed them since mid-2012
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 7:00 pm

 Dropbox is requiring users who have not changed their passwords since mid-2012 to reset their passwords this afternoon. The action appears to be related to continued fallout over the massive hack on LinkedIn in 2012 where credentials for 117 million accounts were posted online. In recent months, treasure troves of user credentials and passwords — in addition to a large MySpace hack… Read More

SpaceNet satellite imagery repository launched by DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works and NVIDIA on AWS
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 6:22 pm

 A consortium of companies, including DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works and NVIDIA, today launched SpaceNet, an open-data initiative aimed at improving image analysis tools. The data are being hosted by Amazon Web Services as part of a partnership. With an increase in the number of CubeSats, high-resolution satellites and drones of every shape and size, we have accumulated petabytes of… Read More

Finally, a Bluetooth speaker that matches my axe and flannel
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 6:16 pm

 There’s no shortage of portable Bluetooth speakers out there, but lord are a lot of them ugly. What I need is something that will not look amiss sitting on a stump next to me while I hew a yew in my red plaid flannel. Wait, what’s this one?! Read More

WeVideo revamps its online video editor for HTML5
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 5:59 pm

 WeVideo has rebuilt its browser-based video editor using HTML5 instead of Flash. For many of you, the whole debate about HTML5 versus Flash may seem like a weird flashback to 2010. But Flash is taking a while to die completely — Google Chrome, for example, continues to phase out Flash gradually. CEO Krishna Menon said that in the case of WeVideo’s new editor (which launched… Read More

The new collaboration economy
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 5:00 pm

 Technology is creating a new generation of companies that increasingly choose to collaborate as a coordinated ecosystem, even if they have overlapping or competitive offerings. This transparent way of doing business is transforming the way services are delivered and products are developed. Read More

Facebook’s video editor is embarrassingly old, and Apple is creeping
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 4:54 pm

 You know you screwed up if Apple is about to one-up you on social. Facebook hasn’t upgraded its video editor in well over three years. Lagging far behind Snapchat, YouTube and even Instagram, it’s a stretch to even call the featureless artifact a video editor. Read More

Songkick raises new $15M round from Access Industries, expands US operations
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 4:50 pm

 Songkick, which allows you to track the gigs of your favorite music artists and buy tickets to concerts, has raised a further $15 million in funding from Access Industries. Songkick says it now plans to use the money to “enhance the connection between artists and fans,” increase ticket sales and prevent scalping. Songkick’s app and web platform scans a user’s music… Read More

Jabra’s Sport Pulse and Coach running headphones take big steps
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 4:26 pm

 The Bluetooth workout headphone field is as wide as it is colorful. It’s one that Danish wireless headset maker Jabra has been involved with for some time now, with its simply named Sport line. Read More

2017 Audi A4 driver assistance review
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 3:47 pm

 The 2017 Audi A4 has an all-new suite of advanced driver assistance systems, joining Volvo, Honda, Ford and others in making semi-autonomous safety features available in cars we can buy today. Activating the adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping systems isn’t intuitive; there’s a second stalk under the turn signal stalk where the driver can control these features. But once… Read More

Naval Ravikant on China money into Silicon Valley: This trickle could become a tsunami
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 3:24 pm

 AngelList, the online platform that matches startups with early-stage investors, has grown by leaps and bounds since its 2010 founding — and so have its ambitions. In fact, the company, which already bills itself as both the biggest seed-stage firm in the world, and the world’s largest hiring platform for startups, also aims to become the biggest venture fund in the world.… Read More

AAA study sheds light on AEB systems
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 2:56 pm

 Automatic emergency braking systems, or AEB, will be installed in 99% of all new passenger vehicles by 2022. Toyota has promised to have it on all of its vehicles by 2017, and many vehicles already have the sensors and technology in place. But that doesn’t mean every system on every vehicle works exactly the same way. That’s why AAA put five 2016 vehicles to the AEB test in 70 trials. Read More

Exploits patched by Apple today hint at years of surreptitious government hacks
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 2:40 pm

 You’ll want to be updating your iOS devices to 9.3.5, the version released today by Apple — especially if you’re a prominent human rights activist. A recently thwarted attack on just such a person employed not one but three zero-day exploits. And that’s just the beginning of the story. Read More

Garmin releases its first luxury smartwatch, the Fenix Chronos
Posted: 25 August 2016 | 1:58 pm

 Garmin has just announced the Fenix Chronos, an amazingly elegant smartwatch with all the features of their standard GPS exercise watches – the Vivoactve, for example – with a case and aesthetic that would be at home in a fine watch shop. That’s right: this is the first fancy smartwatch that you could wear in the boardroom, bedroom, and gym. Oh, and it costs $1,499.99 for… Read More

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