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Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality – TechCrunch

Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality – TechCrunch

It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D so you can watch them on […]

Korean crypto exchange Bithumb says it lost over $30M following a hack – TechCrunch

Korean crypto exchange Bithumb says it lost over $30M following a hack – TechCrunch

Just weeks after Korean crypto exchange Coinrail lost $40 million through an alleged hack, another in the crypto-mad country — Bithumb — has claimed hackers made off with over $30 million in cryptocurrency. Coinrail may be one of Korea’s smaller exchanges, but Bithumb is far […]

VW Group and Ford Motor in early talks to develop commercial vehicles together – TechCrunch

VW Group and Ford Motor in early talks to develop commercial vehicles together – TechCrunch

German automaker Volkswagen AG and Big Three U.S. automaker Ford Motor are considering teaming up on a range of projects, including jointly developing commercial vehicles, that would help them better compete in a global market that’s demanding better tech and more efficient, lower-emission vehicles. The […]

Instagram’s “IGTV” video hub for creators launches tomorrow – TechCrunch

Instagram’s “IGTV” video hub for creators launches tomorrow – TechCrunch

TechCrunch has learned that the Instagram longer-form video hub that’s launching tomorrow is called IGTV and it will be part of the Explore tab, according to multiple sources. Instagram has spent the week meeting with online content creators to encourage them to prepare videos closer to […]

PayPal is shelling out $400 million in cash for this 18-year-old company that helps gig workers get paid – TechCrunch

PayPal is shelling out $400 million in cash for this 18-year-old company that helps gig workers get paid – TechCrunch

PayPal announced today that it’s paying $400 million in cash for Hyperwallet, an 18-year-old, Bay Area-based company that helps people and small businesses receive payments for products and services that they sell, including through the vacation rental platform HomeAway and Rodan & Fields, the multi-level […]

Chrome’s BLCKCHRM Bravo 2.0 backpack is a burly, stylish beast – TechCrunch

Chrome’s BLCKCHRM Bravo 2.0 backpack is a burly, stylish beast – TechCrunch

If you needed to pick a bag to have your back in a street fight, you should probably choose Chrome’s Bravo 2.0. I tested a version of this pack from the company’s higher-end BLCKCHRM line. The BLCKCHRM version of the Bravo 2.0 replaces the normal pack’s […]

Startup Grind founders raise $6.4M for community event platform Bevy – TechCrunch

Startup Grind founders raise $6.4M for community event platform Bevy – TechCrunch

The founders of entrepreneurial community Startup Grind have a startup of their own — Bevy, which announced today that it has raised $6.4 million in Series A funding. The funding comes from Upfront Ventures, author Steve Blank, Qualtrics founders Ryan Smith and Jared Smith, and […]

Why startups can’t afford to ignore customer retention – TechCrunch

Why startups can’t afford to ignore customer retention – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor How startups can use data to grow smarter Venture-backed companies must walk the line between fast growth and efficient growth. Even as VCs value high-quality revenue, companies are still held to a minimum growth rate. We think of this threshold […]

Chrome’s Vega transit brief makes your work commute a little less uncool – TechCrunch

Chrome’s Vega transit brief makes your work commute a little less uncool – TechCrunch

You’re either a Chrome bag person or you’re not. And if you’re not a Chrome bag person, it might be time to give the newly Portland-based bag maker another look. I’ve been a fan of Chrome Industries bags for a long time, but over the […]

Personal finance startup SmartAsset raises $28M – TechCrunch

Personal finance startup SmartAsset raises $28M – TechCrunch

I first wrote about SmartAsset nearly six years ago, when it launched its first product, a tool allowing prospective homebuyers to analyze the rent vs. buy decision and to see what kind of home they could actually afford. According to co-founder and CEO Michael Carvin, […]