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Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain

November 25, 2016 |

blockchain-2048 At the time of its inception some two centuries ago, the supply chain was a revolutionary idea that would improve visibility and control on goods and products as they moved from point A to point B. But the old concept and technology can no longer support today’s production and supply cycles. Hopefully, the supply chain problem can be remedied with blockchain. Read More

Shopify’s experimental product shop launches flash sales app Frenzy

November 23, 2016 |

frenzy-kith Shopify’s Garage group is a product skunkworks of sorts, and it’s launching a new app called Frenzy today, focused on flash sales, just in time for that most consumerist of holidays — Thanksgiving. Limited-release sales are big again, with Yeezy raffles all over the place and Snapchat just dotting the map with expiring Snapbot vending machines for Spectacles. So Frenzy enters… Read More

The NTSB is investigating the ‘structural failure’ of Facebook’s Aquila internet drone

November 22, 2016 |

Facebook's drone Aquila can beam connectivity down to remote areas Say what you will about the merits of Facebook’s and Free Basics — it’s pretty cool that they’re building a huge, solar-powered, laser-shooting drone to deliver it. But a “structural failure” that occurred on the Aquila’s first test flight may be more serious than Facebook made it out to be: The NTSB is conducting an investigation,… Read More

Facebook’s fake news problem and fantasy sports: Listen to TCBC 9 with Jordan Crook

November 21, 2016 |

tcbc-draft5c Facebook’s issues with viral false news reports dominated headlines this week, so naturally it came up as a key topic of discussion when I spoke to TechCrunch’s special projects editor and internet culture reporter Jordan Crook on this week’s episode. The sheer scope of the issue is something that becomes very apparent as we found out in talking things through. We also cover… Read More

How data science and rocket science will get humans to Mars

November 20, 2016 |

Laptop computer with red ethernet cable forming a rocket, coming out of the back on a plain background President Obama recently re-affirmed America’s commitment to sending a manned mission to Mars. Think your data science challenges are complicated? Imagine the difficulties involved in mining data to understand the health impacts of a trip to Mars. When sending humans “where no one has gone before,” there are a multitude of variables to consider, and NASA is hard at work… Read More

Paint 3D is now a part of the Microsoft’s Creators Update test build

November 19, 2016 |

3d-paint-surface-pen You know you’ve been wanting to play around with that new version of Microsoft Paint — if only to see if it is, indeed, that big of an update to the long-maligned drawing application that’s been shipping with Windows since the mid-1980s. Paint 3D is unquestionably one of the biggest refreshes in the application’s history. In fact, it’s really a complete rethink,… Read More

Apple addresses ‘Touch Disease’ with reduced cost repair for iPhone 6 Plus

November 18, 2016 |

iphone-6s-plus-3 Many an iPhone 6 Plus has been struck down by the scourge known as “Touch Disease,” but Apple has not acknowledged the problem was systematic or widespread — until now. In what we have to imagine is as close to a mea culpa as Apple is likely to offer, iPhone 6 Plus devices exhibiting flickering displays and touchscreen issues are eligible for a reduced-price repair. Read More

Bonx brings tunes and talk to the slick and slippery slopes

November 17, 2016 |

bonx-hero Electronics and water go together like, well, electronics and water. But how are you going to talk to your friends when you’re knee deep in snow or plunging down a mountainside on a bike? Bonx to the rescue. The Indiegogo-funded Bonx Grip brings group-chat to the masses. Shipping this month, the $ 139 device is coming to an extreme-sports fan near you imminently. Read More
TechCrunch raises $16 million so folks can better understand and monitor their networks

November 16, 2016 |

Dataplace, Alblasserdam It may not be the most compelling technology for consumers, but for businesses, it’s important to know what’s going on in a network. That’s why has managed to raise $ 16 million in a new round of financing from investors led by OpenView Venture Partners with participation from the company’s previous investors 83North and Giza Venture Capital. As a result of… Read More

Meet Impact VC, a new firm from Accel and DCM founder Dixon Doll

November 15, 2016 |

Impact Venture Capital partners and cofounders, Jack Crawford, Dixon Doll and Eric Ball. One of the cofounders of Accel Partners and DCM, Dixon Doll, recently formed a new venture firm called Impact Venture Capital, along with Jack Crawford and Eric Ball. Ball previously served as Oracle’s Treasurer, where he helped manage $ 50 billion in assets. And Crawford was previously an investor and founded Velocity Venture Capital. Both are also former Kauffman fellows. The firm… Read More