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Met Police To Deploy Facial Recognition Cameras

The Metropolitan Police has announced it will use live facial recognition cameras operationally for the first time on London streets. From a report: The cameras will be in use for five to six hours at a time, with bespoke lists of suspects wanted for serious and violent crimes drawn up each time. Police say the cameras identified 70% of suspects but an independent review found much lower accuracy. Privacy campaigners said it was a "serious threat to civil liberties." Following earlier pilots in ...
Tags: London, Tech, Metropolitan Police, South Wales, Deploy Facial Recognition Cameras


Compass shuffles support staff, anticipates dozens of layoffs

A Compass source told Inman the company still has no current plans for an IPO, although its not off the table.
Tags: Layoffs, Ipo, Softbank, Tech, Radio, WeWork, Compass, Industry News, Inman, Brokerage, Select, Urban Compass


Google Drive Is Down for Some Users

Google Drive and its suite of services -- including Google Doc and Sheet -- are facing issue, many users said Monday. DownDetector, a popular third-party service, reports it has received over 23,000 outage complaints in the last few minutes. Google has acknowledged the issue. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Tech, Google Doc and Sheet


Hackers Acting in Turkey's Interests Believed To Be Behind Recent Cyberattacks

Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organizations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, Reuters reported Monday, citing three senior Western security officials said. From the report: The hackers have attacked at least 30 organizations, including government ministries, embassies and security services as well as companies and other groups, according to a Reuters review of public internet records. Vi...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Turkey, Middle East, Reuters


SpaceX to launch 60 more Starlink internet satellites on Tuesday

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX will launch 60 satellites this Tuesday as part of its ambitious Starlink program to provide world-wide broadband internet coverage. Plans to launch the satellites on Monday 27 January were scrubbed due to unfavorable wind conditions. Experts had forewarned that the odds would be about 50-50 for a Monday launch, but the weather appears to be more favorable Tuesday with Space.Com reporting an 80% likelihood winds will remain calm enough for the launch. The Starlink payload will ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Tech, SpaceX Falcon, StarLink


NASA’s advanced vision system for its supersonic test jet is undergoing a key stress test

NASA is keeping things moving with its X-59 program — the one where it’s developing a modern supersonic aircraft that proves the viability of lessening the traditional supersonic “boom” to a mere supersonic “thump,” in order to show that supersonic commercial passenger flights over land could be a real thing. The agency has already developed and flight-tested an innovative eXternal Vision System (XVS), which replaces a traditional transparent windshield to provide the X-59 pilot with a view a...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Air Travel, Tech, Nasa, Aircraft, Aviation, Airplane, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace


Pantheon bets on WebOps as it charts a course to an IPO

It has been 10 years since Pantheon launched. At the time, it was mostly a hosting service for Drupal sites, but about six years ago, it added WordPress hosting to its lineup and raised more VC money as some of its competitors did the same. After its 2016 Series C round, things started quieting down, though the company has clear ambitions to become a public company in the next few years. To chat about those plans and the overall state of the business, I sat down with Pantheon co-founder and CEO ...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Films, Marketing, Tech, CMO, It, Driver, Pantheon, Digital Marketing, Tableau, Rosen, Zack Rosen, Elissa Fink


Motorola on the Razr's Folding Screen: 'Bumps and Lumps Are Normal'

Last week, Motorola's Razr handset went on sale for $1499. Alongside the pre-order launch, Motorola has posted a series of videos on its YouTube channel that are somewhere between brief ads and how-tos for the folding phone. And as you might have guessed from the headline, "Caring for razr" caught The Verge's eye. From the report: In it, Motorola runs through the basics of what you need to know if you have a phone with a plastic folding screen. We thought we knew most of them already based on ou...
Tags: Motorola, Tech


Bird confirms acquisition of Berlin scooter rival Circ

If you didn’t see this coming, then clearly you didn’t have your eyes on the road. Bird, the LA-founded e-scooter giant, has confirmed that it is acquiring European competitor Circ, the micromobilty company founded by Lukasz Gadowski of Delivery Hero fame. The deal, for which terms remain undisclosed, was first reported by the FT late last week. Meanwhile, TechCrunch revealed late November that Circ was facing difficulties and had issued a round of layoffs following so-called “operational learni...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, La, Berlin, Tech, Bird, Lime, CIRC, Lukasz Gadowski, Gadowski


Google Will Shut Down App Maker on January 19, 2021

Google will shut down its low-code development platform, App Maker, early next year. From a report: Google today announced it is killing off yet another service: App Maker, G Suite's low-code environment for building custom business apps. Google App Maker will be "turned down" gradually this year and officially shut down on January 19, 2021. Google cited "low usage" as an explanation for the move. If your business was using App Maker or considering moving to App Maker, you'll need to find anothe...
Tags: Google, Tech, G Suite Business Enterprise and Education, AppSheet Google, Google Analytics App Maker


Daily Crunch: Tech notables react to Kobe Bryant’s death

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. LA tech industry mourns Kobe Bryant The Los Angeles startup community is joining the rest of the world in mourning the death of NBA superstar, entrepreneur and investor Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. on Sunday. Bryant launched his venture career with partner and s...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Europe, La, US, Los Angeles, Tech, United States, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Christensen, Bryant, NTT Docomo, Clayton Christensen, Calabasas Calif


Kidtech startup SuperAwesome raises $17M, with strategic investment from Microsoft’s M12 venture fund

Kidtech startup SuperAwesome has raised an additional $17 million in funding, which includes a new strategic investment from Microsoft’s venture fund, M12. Others participating in the round include existing investors, Mayfair Equity, Hoxton Ventures, and Ibis, along with other angels. To date, SuperAwesome has raised $37 million in outside investment. SuperAwesome has been tapping into the need for more kid-friendly technology on the web that’s now used just as much by younger children as it ...
Tags: Microsoft, India, Tech, Collins, Ftc, Dylan, China Brazil, Kashyap, Dylan Collins, Kidtech, Mayfair Equity Hoxton Ventures, Moose Toys WPP Omnicom Dentsu Niantic Wildworks, Nagraj Kashyap Microsoft


Microsoft Says it Will Release Black Desktop Bug Fix To All Windows 7 Users For Free

Mark Wycislik-Wilson, writing for BetaNews: Some Windows 7 users who installed the KB4534310 update found that their desktops turned black. With the operating system having now reached end of life, the company said that it would only make a fix available to organizations paying for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU). But Microsoft has changed its mind. It now says that it will make a patch available for all Windows 7 users, addressing the bug introduced by the last ever freely available W...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Mark Wycislik Wilson


Los Angeles’ AmazeVR raises more cash, heads to Incheon for first location based VR installation

Amaze VR, the Los Angeles-based virtual reality entertainment distribution service, is taking its first steps into the world of location-based virtual reality experiences with an installation in Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The company, which also scored an additional $2.5 million commitment to expand its total funding to around $9 million made the announcement last week. The company, which launched last May with backing from the Korean hardware manufacturer LG, has added Partners Inve...
Tags: TC, Articles, Los Angeles, Tech, Digital Media, Vr, Virtual Reality, Lg, Seoul, Incheon, Felix Paul, Incheon International Airport, Chief content officer, Steve Lee AmazeVR, AmazeVR, Partners Investment


Boston Dynamics’ new and former CEOs discuss the future of the robotics pioneer

After more than a quarter century, Boston Dynamics has a new CEO. The transition (which quietly occurred late last year), saw founder Marc Raibert step aside to become chairman, as longtime employee Rob Playter took the reins.  The key personnel change comes at a pivotal time for the company, which recently began the process of commercializing a pair of its extremely advanced robots. Along with the C-level shift, Boston Dynamics also announced that it’s making the SDK for its Spot robot avail...
Tags: Tech, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Sdk, Mythbuster Adam Savage, Marc Raibert, Raibert, Rob Playter, Playter, GitHub Boston Dynamics


Mozilla Has Banned Nearly 200 Malicious Firefox Add-ons Over the Last Two Weeks

Over the past two weeks, Mozilla's add-on review team has banned 197 Firefox add-ons that were caught executing malicious code, stealing user data, or using obfuscation to hide their source code. From a report: The add-ons have been banned and removed from the Mozilla Add-on (AMO) portal to prevent new installs, but they've also been disabled in the browsers of the users who already installed them. The bulk of the ban was levied on 129 add-ons developed by 2Ring, a provider of B2B software. The ...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla, Tamo Junto Caixa


Boston Dynamics’ new and former CEOs discuss future of the robotics pioneer

After more than a quarter century, Boston Dynamics has a new CEO. The transition (which quietly occurred late last year), saw founder Marc Raibert step aside to become chairman, as longtime employee Rob Playter took the reins.  The key personnel change comes at a pivotal time for the company, which recently began the process of commercializing a pair of its extremely advanced robots. Along with the C-level shift, Boston Dynamics also announced that it’s making the SDK for its Spot robot avail...
Tags: Tech, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Sdk, Mythbuster Adam Savage, Marc Raibert, Raibert, Rob Playter, Playter, GitHub Boston Dynamics


Amazon threatened to fire two tech workers who spoke about climate and Amazon's business, then 357 more workers joined them

Last October, two Amazon employees -- Maren Costa (UX designer) and Jamie Kowalski (software engineer) spoke on the record to the Washington Post about their employer's complicity in the climate crisis, including the provision of cloud computing services to energy company in search of new sources of fossil fuels. Amazon threatened to fire them. Rather than shutting up, the two employees recruited fellow members of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice to publish of Amazon's climate policie...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Washington Post, Climate, Tech, Solidarity, I Am Spartacus, Tech Worker Uprising, Climate Emergency, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, Jamie Kowalski, Maren Costa UX, AWS Oil Gas, Mila Rahman, Jay Greene Washington Post


Casper’s valuation could fall 40% in IPO as it reports 2019 results

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re taking stock of the latest from Casper, the D2C mattress company that is going public. The unicorn announced its initial IPO price range this morning, targeting a $17 to $19 per-share IPO price range — an interval that dramatically reprices the firm. When Casper first filed to go public, questions regarding its unprofitability, growth rate and economics quickly arose...
Tags: Startups, TC, Money, Finance, Ipo, Tech, Casper, Initial Public Offering, Valuation, Purple, One Medical


Sucks to be you, Dyson — company repays grant money back to UK government

It must suck to be Dyson at the moment. The UK government has recouped nearly all of its £8 million grant it gave to the British vacuum cleaner manufacturer to develop an electric vehicle, the Telegraph reports. Dyson was given the money back in 2016 as part of government plan to stimulate the economy and create jobs. In part, the money was going to help Dyson‘s development and expansion into the electric car market. The vacuum maker reportedly put $2.5 billion into developing its electric vehic...
Tags: Startups, UK, Cars, Tech, World, Telegraph, Dyson


More Americans Went To the Library Than To the Movies Last Year

The US film industry may have generated revenues somewhere in the region of $40 billion last year, but it seems Hollywood still has plenty of work to do if it wants to compete with that most hallowed of American institutions: the public library. From a report: According to a recent Gallup poll (the first such survey since 2001), visiting the local library remains by far the most common cultural activity Americans engage in. As reported earlier today by Justin McCarthy: "Visiting the library rema...
Tags: Hollywood, US, Tech, Gallup, Justin McCarthy


Mural raises $23M Series A after history of capital-efficient growth

This morning Mural, a software startup focused on visual collaboration1, announced that it closed a $23 million Series A round of capital. The funds come after MURAL, formerly Mural.ly, had raised just a few million dollars previously. That fact made its round interesting: How did the company raise ten times its prior total in one round, and why did it pursue so much money in a single shot? TechCrunch chatted with the company’s CEO Mariano Suarez-Battan and Weston Gaddy, the round’s lead investo...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, TC, Tech, Remote Work, Ibm, Series A, Mural, Gaddy, Radian Capital, Mariano Suarez Battan, Weston Gaddy, Suarez Battan, Startuplandia


GM commits $3 billion to build electric and autonomous vehicles in Michigan

GM said Monday it will invest $2.2 billion into its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce all-electric trucks and SUVs as well as a self-driving vehicle unveiled by its subsidiary Cruise. The automaker will invest an additional $800 million in supplier tooling and other projects related to the launch of the new electric trucks. GM will kick off this new program with an all-electric pickup truck that will go into production in late 2021. The Cruise Origin, the electric self-driving shuttle ...
Tags: TC, Tech, General Motors, Cruise, Automotive, Gm, Michigan, Honda, Detroit, Northeast Ohio, Cadillac CT6, Lordstown, Mark Reuss, LG Chem, Detroit Hamtramck, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly


Adding India to your business

Kumar Shah Contributor Share on Twitter Kumar Shah is the founder of Transit Capital, a cross-border VC firm that partners with growth-stage entrepreneurs building global champions. At the start of recruiting season in business school, a top-tier consulting firm sent an invite to the entire class: “over your career, you will either be sitting with us or across from us. We would like to get to know you.” If you’re building a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Android, Column, Asia, Twitter, Spotify, Europe, Tinder, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, India, Linkedin, Tech, Snapchat


4 days left to save $150 on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

The countdown to savings continues, and you have just four days left to score the best price on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020. Join 1,500 of the brightest minds and innovators in robotics and machine learning — technologists, founders, investors, engineers and researchers. Buy an early-bird ticket now before prices go up on January 31, and you’ll keep $150 in your pocket. Why spend more when you don’t have to? Get ready for a full day focused on the future of two technologies with t...
Tags: Startups, Technology, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Olympics, Machine Learning, Tokyo, Robotics, Berkeley, Uc-berkeley, Emerging-technologies, Toyota Research Institute, James Kuffner, Stuart Russell


AI-powered voice transcription app Otter raises $10M, including from new strategic investor NTT DOCOMO

Otter.ai, an AI-powered transcription app and note-takers’ best friend, has received a strategic investment from Japan’s leading mobile operator and new Otter partner, NTT DOCOMO Inc. The two companies are teaming up to support Otter’s expansion into the Japanese market where DOCOMO will be integrating Otter with its own A.I.-based translation service subsidiary, Mirai Translation, in order to provide accurate English transcripts which are then translated into Japanese. The investment was mad...
Tags: Google, Japan, Siri, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, Tokyo, Otter, Alexa, Liang, NTT Docomo Inc, NTT Docomo, DOCOMO, Berlitz, Zoom Video Communications, Sam Liang


Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data

An antivirus program used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is selling highly sensitive web browsing data to many of the world's biggest companies, a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag has found. From the report: Our report relies on leaked user data, contracts, and other company documents that show the sale of this data is both highly sensitive and is in many cases supposed to remain confidential between the company selling the data and the clients purchasing it. The ...
Tags: Tech, Google Yelp Microsoft, Pepsi Sephora Home Depot Conde Nast Intuit


Max Q: Lego Space Stations and robot astronauts

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. This week saw a huge funding round for a new space startup that’s working on the problem of distribution and use of the new data networks made possible by the explosion in the small satellite and satellite constellation industry. But we also saw one of the next wave of launch startups encounter a bit of a setback on their path to actually delivering their first rocket to orbit. Lego is ...
Tags: TC, Space, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, New Zealand, Aerospace, ISRO, Bangalore, Astrobotic, Nro, Max Q, Capella Space, Firefly Aerospace, Manjunath Kiran AFP


Get ready to see Spotify’s looping videos on Instagram

Following Spotify’s confirmation of a new Stories feature, initially being tested by social media influencers, the company this morning announced it will now allow artists to reach their Instagram fan bases in a new way, too. However, in this case, they aren’t creating Spotify Stories they can market elsewhere on their social media, but instead are able to share their unique video art from Spotify’s Canvas feature directly to their Instagram. Canvas launched into beta last fall, allowing artists...
Tags: Spotify, Instagram, Tech, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Instagram Canvas


Seamless, Grubhub Deliver Confusion With Mistaken Restaurant Listings

An anonymous reader shares a report: Pim Techamuanvivit was managing her Michelin-starred Thai restaurant in San Francisco, Kin Khao, around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday when she got an unexpected call. A customer was wondering when food from his order on the online food delivery company Seamless was coming, as he had been waiting 45 minutes. "I think you must be confused, because I don't do delivery," Techamuanvivit told him. Techamuanvivit said the man then asked, "So what are you doing on Seamless?"...
Tags: New York, Tech, Chicago, Michelin, GrubHub, Techamuanvivit, Pim Techamuanvivit, San Francisco Kin Khao, Seamless Grubhub