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Contract management startup Icertis becomes unicorn with $115M new round

By Tech Crunch | July 18, 2019

Icertis, a Washington-headquartered startup that develops cloud-based software to help large companies manage contracts, has raised $115 million at more than a billion-dollar valuation to become the latest SaaS unicorn as it looks to further expand its footprint across the

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Apple disables Walkie Talkie app due to vulnerability that could allow iPhone eavesdropping

By Tech Crunch | July 11, 2019

Apple has disabled the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app due to an unspecified vulnerability that could allow a person to listen to another customer’s iPhone without consent, the company told TechCrunch this evening. Apple has apologized for the bug and

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Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service

By Tech Crunch | June 27, 2019

Making good on plans revealed last year to debut an EV-exclusive car sharing service, Volkswagen is actually launching its fleet for customers – debuting WeShare, a new shared service similar to Car2Go or GM’s Maven, but featuring only all-electric vehicles. Initially,

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FedEx lures online sellers with two-day air shipping at ground rates after Amazon contract ends

By Tech Crunch | June 24, 2019

International shipping giant FedEx is showing it’s serious about attracting the ecommerce crowd after a high-profile termination of one of its contracts with Amazon to provide delivery using its express air service in the US. FedEx is now offering the

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Three years after moving off AWS, Dropbox infrastructure continues to evolve

By Tech Crunch | June 22, 2019

Conventional wisdom would suggest that you close your data centers and move to the cloud, not the other way around, but in 2016 Dropbox undertook the opposite journey. It (mostly) ended its long-time relationship with AWS and built its own data centers.

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MIT develops a system to give robots more human senses

By Tech Crunch | June 17, 2019

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed a new system that could equip robots with something we take for granted: the ability to link multiple senses together. The new system created by CSAIL involves a predictive AI

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Startup founders need to decide how much salary is enough

By Tech Crunch | June 17, 2019

Startup founders don’t typically launch a company as a get-rich-quick scheme. Most know that it will be a long, hard slog if they are to succeed. There will be lean years where the money is tight, and where they may

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Apple reportedly exploring acqui-hire of self-driving startup Drive.ai

By Tech Crunch | June 6, 2019

Apple is potentially seeking to acquire Silicon Valley autonomous driving startup Drive.ai, according to a new report from The Information. The report describes the acquisition as in process, and says it will be an ‘acqui-hire,’ which means it’s primary goal is to