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Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp launches real estate venture, UpThere raises $77 million for its new cloud storage service, Oracle buys NetSuite for $9.3 billion, Apple sold its 1 billionth iPhone. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to help build a train in Europe. All this on Crunch Report Read More

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 The media is passing through an awkward digital adolescence. With falling revenues and smaller newsrooms, the industry is being squeezed into an unfamiliar online space against its will. Publications with hundred-year pedigrees are having to rethink and relearn their trade from the ground up. Read More

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 A new study from SurveyMonkey Intelligence revealed the 30 most-downloaded, and most-used apps in the American iOS and Android app stores so far this year. Social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram ruled over mobile games in the first six months of 2016. Because Pokémon Go was released in the US on July 6, that wildly popular new title didn’t even show in the… Read More

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 What do you know about the Clinton email scandal? If you’re anything like me, not much — yet! Let’s take a stroll into our political Swamp of Sadness where both parties are currently mired. One candidate became stuck there while trying to beat the dead horse of the Crooked Hillary meme and the other candidate is sinking simply because government email is just so damn… Read More

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 Nothing tells the story of how the Mexican tech ecosystem is steaming ahead in Latin America quite like the rise of fintech. The financial services space ticks all the right boxes entrepreneurs look for when launching a company. On the flipside, Mexico’s fintech industry has everything VCs daydream about. It’s worth taking a step back to analyze the forces driving Mexico’s… Read More

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 Sprig is making some changes to its delivery model, and in order to do it as efficiently as possible, the company is pausing its operations in Chicago and laying off seven team members across its marketing and operations teams. In reviewing different aspects of the logistics behind Sprig’s delivery platform, the company realized that some customers are feeling frustrated with the lack… Read More

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 When software developer Todd Moore wrote up the code for his now-famous White Noise app in 2008, it was a side project to him and one of the first mobile apps go live on the Apple app store. The app quickly climbed to a number one spot in the Health and Fitness category, and has remained a top pick for years. At this point, Moore said, the White Noise app sees between half-a-million and a… Read More

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 Amazon reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter of 2016 today and for its AWS unit, it was once again a big quarter. AWS net sales hit $2.9 billion in the last quarter, up from $2.5 billion in net sales in the last quarter. That’s up from $1.8 billion in the year-ago-quarter. It’s worth noting that that’s a slightly slower quarter-to-quarter growth rate than in the… Read More

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 It used to be that only car companies could build cars. But this is the twenty-first century, when seemingly anyone can build a car or four, including a Chinese solar power company. Hanergy Holding Group, which manufactures thin-film solar panels, has created a Solar Vehicle Business Division that debuted four solar-powered prototypes in Beijing. In a world where anyone can come up with an… Read More

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 Amazon shattered expectations when it reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.78, when Wall Street was forecasting $1.11. Amazon also beat revenue predictions, posting $30.4 billion for the quarter when analysts were expecting $29.55 billion. Shares ticked up 2% in after-hours trading. The company saw a significant increase in… Read More

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 While Alphabet’s core advertising business has often been questioned as the net value of its ads has been in decline, there’s one thing that’s hard to argue — it’s still one of the biggest technology businesses in the world, and it’s still growing. And it’s growing very quickly. Alphabet reported a second quarter that continued tech’s hot… Read More

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 Tech founder Gurbaksh Chahal appears to have handed over his CEO role at Gravity4 to his sister, Kamal Kaur, after a judge found last week that he violated his domestic violence probation. Chahal has been removed from Gravity4’s leadership page and replaced by Kaur, who is currently listed as CEO of the company. Kaur previously held leadership roles at Chahal’s other companies… Read More

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 Takeout food delivery platform Grubhub stock soared 26 percent following a way-better-than-expected second quarter earnings release. The online marketplace connecting restaurants and takeout diners beat analysts expectations, both for revenue and adjusted EPS. For the second quarter ended June 30, the company posted $120.2 million in revenue, whereas Wall Street was expecting $114.2 million. Read More

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 What do Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, and Naval Ravikant look like as emojis? For the launch of MovieLaLa‘s emoji marketplace MojiLala, the startup made a set inspired by tech’s best known venture capitalists. The list could have included more of the great female and minority VCs like Mary Meeker, Charles Hudson, and Aileen Lee. But here’s a look at caricatures of the 20… Read More

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 I’m going to put this right up front: Adr1ft isn’t for the weak of stomach. The virtual reality free-floating space survival sim left me a tad queasy, and I’m somewhere in the middle of the VR sickness sensitive spectrum. But for those looking to boldly barf where only Oculus Rift owners have barfed before, Adr1ft is launching on HTC Vive today. Even if you might feel a… Read More

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 After months of teasing, Microsoft is finally almost ready to give Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta users a taste of VR. In a blog post celebrating the first anniversary of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta, Microsoft announced that support for the Oculus Rift will be coming “in the next few weeks” as a free update to existing users. People who want to get in on the action… Read More

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 If you own both a Nest thermostat and an Apple Watch, you might’ve figured the two would’ve learned to play friendly by now. I mean, Apple Watch keeps you from having to pull your phone out of your pocket to see who’s bugging you while you’re trying to finish Stranger Things, Nest’s thermostat keeps you from having to pause Stranger Things just because you’re… Read More

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 Despite recent positive news and a renewed interest of international investors in the country, the reality is that Brazil is suffering. The country has endured a profound financial crisis for several years. As the mess untangles and we go up from what many experts consider the bottom, the consequences for the region’s overall economy are now very real. For investors, it’s a… Read More

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 This is one solution to the problem of 3D printer portability –though, it’s not particularly elegant, as far as such things go. Ultimaker 2 Go backpack is, quite literally, the device’s shipping box with a couple of shoulder straps, so you can roll into the maker party like, The kit includes the aforementioned straps, a metal frame and screws, which anchor into the foam… Read More

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 Telehealth and telemedicine companies have the power to help patients get the care they need from home, and often more quickly and at a lower cost than what they’d pay out of pocket at a clinic or office in person. Investors have backed scores of these companies, including the now publicly traded Teladoc and MDLIVE, as well as Doctor on Demand, Talkspace, Joyable, Curology and myriad… Read More

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 Apple is adding an experienced automotive software developer to its ranks and perhaps changing the focus of its secretive automotive division. Bloomberg is reporting Apple hired former BlackBerry employee and co-founder of QNX Dan Dodge, who will work in the software team of Apple’s automotive project.   Dodge brings considerable experience to Apple. The company he… Read More

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 Great news, hardware startups. If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to sign up to display in Hardware Alley at Disrupt SF 2016, your wait is over. Tickets to Hardware Alley are available here. For $1,995, your hardware startup will get a spot in the Alley for one day for up to two people from your company. If you want a few more people from your company to join in on the fun, you… Read More

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 Motorola – or, perhaps more accurately, Verizon – has started selling the modular Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Editions today (starting at $624 and $720, respectively), along with the JBL SoundBoost Speaker, Insta-Share Projector and Incipio offGRID battery pack backings. That’s a decent start for accessories (better than LG’s G5, without question), but in order for… Read More

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 Fove showed off a new design for their eye-tracking VR headset in an announcement on their company blog. The Disrupt SF Battlefield 2014 alum is aiming to have headsets start shipping in fall 2016 for its Kickstarter backers. The headset design has lost much of the wispiness of its Kickstarter prototype design. This was done in an effort to reduce the weight of the headset and improve… Read More

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 Google announced today Android add-ons for Docs and Sheets, an easier way to use third-party services when working with Google’s office programs on your mobile device. These Android add-ons available within downloadable applications available on the Google Play store, as well as within both Google Docs and Sheets. The add-ons let you do things like pull in CRM data into your… Read More

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