Eden office management platform raises $25 million Series B – TechCrunch

Eden office management platform raises $25 million Series B – TechCrunch

Eden, the workplace management platform that connects office managers with service providers, today announced the close of a $25…

Perlego raises $9M Series A for its textbook subscription service – TechCrunch

Playbuzz becomes Ex.co and expands its content marketing platform

Bolt Bikes launches e-bike subscription platform for gig delivery workers in US, UK – TechCrunch

Luko raises $22 million to improve home insurance – TechCrunch

Ubiquity6’s Display.land is part 3D scanner, part social network – TechCrunch

Steve Jang & Kanyi Maqubela form or fund as Kindred Ventures

Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains $120M from Chinese investors – TechCrunch

Weber’s new SmokeFire pellet grill uses June technology for smart cooking – TechCrunch

Ohi raises $2.75M to power same-day delivery for brands that aren’t Amazon – TechCrunch

SmartNews raises $92M at a $1.2B valuation – TechCrunch

Fertility startup Mojo wants to take the trial and error out of IVF – TechCrunch

Elavon to acquire Sage Pay, a gateway that competes with Stripe, PayPal and Adyen, for $300M – TechCrunch

5 reasons you need to be at Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

Heetch adds $4 million to its Series B round

VoltServer adds a data layer to electricity distribution in a move that could help smart grid rollout – TechCrunch

More layoffs at pivoting London ed tech startup pi-top – TechCrunch

Despite bans, Giphy still hosts self-harm, hate speech, and child sex abuse content – TechCrunch

Last chance for early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch

Investment bank Lazard has quietly recruited a ‘Venture and Growth’ team to focus on European scale-ups – TechCrunch

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Salesforce, AWS expand partnership to bring Amazon Connect to Service Cloud – TechCrunch

Salesforce, AWS expand partnership to bring Amazon Connect to Service Cloud – TechCrunch

Salesforce and AWS announced an expansion of their on-going partnership that actually goes back to a $400 million 2016…

The Cerebras CS-1 computes deep learning AI problems by being bigger, bigger, and bigger than any other chip – TechCrunch

18 months after acquisition, MuleSoft is integrating more deeply into Salesforce – TechCrunch

Gremlin brings Chaos Engineering as a Service to Kubernetes

Bill McDermott takes reins as ServiceNow CEO sooner than expected with new CFO – TechCrunch

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Why Salesforce is moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure – TechCrunch

Three of Apple and Google’s former star chip designers launch NUVIA with $53M in series A funding

AWS confirms reports it will challenge JEDI contract award to Microsoft – TechCrunch

Adobe announces GA of customer data platform

Salesforce announces it’s moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure – TechCrunch

Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US – TechCrunch

AWS, Salesforce join forces with Linux Foundation on Cloud Information Model – TechCrunch

Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation – TechCrunch

Atlassian expands Jira Service Desk beyond IT teams – TechCrunch

Mirantis acquires Docker Enterprise – TechCrunch

Work collaboration startup Notion Labs cozies up to Silicon Valley’s top accelerators – TechCrunch

Salesforce Ventures invested $300M in Automattic while Salesforce was building a CMS – TechCrunch

How Microsoft is trying to become more innovative – TechCrunch

AWS announces new savings plans to reduce complexity of reserved instances – TechCrunch

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The iRobot Roomba s9+ and Braava m6 are the robots you should trust to clean your house well – TechCrunch

The iRobot Roomba s9+ and Braava m6 are the robots you should trust to clean your house well – TechCrunch

This holiday season, we’re going to be looking back at some of the best tech of the past year,…

Angell is a smart bike with an integrated display – TechCrunch

Intel and Argonne National Lab on ‘exascale’ and their new Aurora supercomputer – TechCrunch

Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible – TechCrunch

The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro – TechCrunch

Motorola throws back to the future with a foldable Razr reboot – TechCrunch

Return of the Mack – TechCrunch

Apple’s Mac Pro ships in December with maximum 8TB of storage – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Space Monitor is handsome and minimal — if you have the desk for it – TechCrunch

Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm – TechCrunch

Adidas backpedals on robotic shoe production with Speedfactory closures – TechCrunch

Vape lung ‘breakthrough’ suggests lethal culprit in THC products could be vitamin E acetate – TechCrunch

This robotic arm slows down to avoid the uncanny valley – TechCrunch

DNA testing startup Veritas Genetics confirms data breach – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping – TechCrunch

San Francisco smokes Juul’s hopes by voting to keep e-cigarette ban – TechCrunch

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is a truly great game controller – TechCrunch

Xiaomi unveils Mi Watch, its $185 Apple Watch clone – TechCrunch

UK drone register takes off – TechCrunch

BMW’s magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars – TechCrunch

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Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

As the dust clears from HPE’s acquisition of MapR in the climax of the Hadoop story, Cloudera sets out the plan for an era of big data platforms in the cloud. It may seem like…

Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans for the Edge

Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans for the Edge

In an era when systems and applications are dispersed throughout the enterprise and the cloud, IT leaders have to rethink their disaster recovery plans. Writing a disaster recovery plan has been the responsibility of IT…

Q&A: Gartner’s Sid Nag on IaaS Market Growth & Consolidation

Q&A: Gartner’s Sid Nag on IaaS Market Growth & Consolidation

Amazon maintains its dominance, for now, ahead of Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, and IBM as the IaaS field narrows. Image: leowolfert – stock.adobe.com At the tail end of July, Gartner released a study of revenue growth…

Security

5 Ways Android Won Me Over

5 Ways Android Won Me Over

From security to “Lego” programming, Android has more going for it than you might think. For the past two years,…

Hacker Weev Free After Appeal

Hacker Weev Free After Appeal

Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, who embarrassed AT&T by exposing a security flaw, had his conviction overturned by federal appeals court.  …

Google Glass Goes Public – InformationWeek

Google Glass Goes Public – InformationWeek

Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day. 20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014…

Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report

Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report

Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall. Microsoft Office For iPad: 7 Questions Answered…

Facebook Changes: What To Expect

Facebook Changes: What To Expect

Facebook cracks down on spammy posts, tweaks privacy options, and revamps messaging. Here’s what it means to you. 10 Famous…

Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro

Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro

Struggling to find scarce IT security talent? Make sure your hiring managers understand the certifications and match candidates for skills…

Twitter Posts Betray Illness – InformationWeek

Twitter Posts Betray Illness – InformationWeek

Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers. 15 Apps For Healthy Living (Click image for larger…

Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR

Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR

In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity’s hybrid system, which combines…

Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians

Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians

Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny. Twitter Revamp:…

Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls

Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls

Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here’s why. By now, it’s clear…

Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks

Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks

BAE Systems’ leakage-prevention Secure Information Broker Appliance program edits info your organization doesn’t want outsiders to see. Domestic Drones: 5…

Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts

Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts

Facebook’s “Nearby Friends” feature will track, store, and share your location with friends. Before you turn it on, here’s what…

Heartbleed Will Require Rehab – InformationWeek

Heartbleed Will Require Rehab – InformationWeek

Patches are just band-aids. Heartbleed’s long-term effects will force companies to reassess how they deploy and manage technology. Security experts…

Doctors Doping: What Can Tech Do?

Doctors Doping: What Can Tech Do?

It’s estimated 100,000 healthcare professionals abuse prescription drugs, endangering patients and hospitals. Video, bar coding, and even robots could bring…

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain…

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time. Google’s 10…

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TikTok tests social commerce – TechCrunch

TikTok tests social commerce – TechCrunch

TikTok is beginning to dabble in social commerce. The short-form video app said it has started to allow some users…

This ride-hailing PR pitch shows platforms and digital campaign ‘dark arts’ want democracy to be pay to play – TechCrunch

This ride-hailing PR pitch shows platforms and digital campaign ‘dark arts’ want democracy to be pay to play – TechCrunch

A UK PR firm pitching to run an account for Ola has proposed running a campaign to politicize ride-hailing as…

Homeis adds community tools for Mexican immigrants – TechCrunch

Homeis adds community tools for Mexican immigrants – TechCrunch

Homeis, a startup building networking tools for immigrant communities, officially launched its community for Mexican immigrants this week. Co-founder and…

Facebook quietly built “Popular Photos”, an in-app Instagram – TechCrunch

Facebook quietly built “Popular Photos”, an in-app Instagram – TechCrunch

Facebook is copying Instagram while simultaneously invading its acquisition with branding and links back to the mothership. TechCrunch has spotted…

Social network for motherhood Peanut raises $5M, expands to include women trying to conceive

Social network for motherhood Peanut raises $5M, expands to include women trying to conceive

Peanut, an app that began its life as a match-maker for finding new mom friends but has since evolved into…

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Minecraft Earth is live, so get tapping – TechCrunch

Minecraft Earth is live, so get tapping – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s big experiment in real-world augmented reality gaming, Minecraft Earth, is live now for players in…

Instagram Stories launches TikTok clone Reels in Brazil – TechCrunch

Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music – TechCrunch

Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners – TechCrunch

T-Mobile sugar-coats Sprint merger with promises of free data — but only if it’s approved – TechCrunch

Spotify’s podcasting app Anchor now helps you make trailers – TechCrunch

Tinder’s interactive video series ‘Swipe Night’ is going international next year – TechCrunch

FCC approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite serious concerns – TechCrunch

AT&T will pay $60 million over fake unlimited data ‘bait and switch scam’ – TechCrunch

Huawei calls hackers to Munich for secret bug bounty meeting – TechCrunch

Adobe’s Photoshop Camera is an AI-powered photo editor for your phone – TechCrunch

Adobe launches Photoshop for iPad – TechCrunch

TikTok expands its influence to third-party apps with new developer program – TechCrunch

AI in E-Commerce: Risk or Competitive Advantage?

Mario Kart Tour will test real-time multiplayer in December – TechCrunch

Google Maps Incognito mode starts rolling out for Android users – TechCrunch

8th Wall’s new Cloud Editor helps customers quickly build mobile AR experiences – TechCrunch

For the first time in two years, the smartphone market shows signs of life – TechCrunch

Apple Card users can now finance iPhone purchases for 24 months, interest-free – TechCrunch

Facebook shares rise on strong Q3, users up 2% to 2.45B – TechCrunch

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Facebook wants you to pay people on Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp with Facebook Pay – TechCrunch

Facebook wants you to pay people on Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp with Facebook Pay – TechCrunch

Square. Venmo. PayPal. Apple Pay. Google Pay. There’s really no shortage of ways to give people…

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high – TechCrunch

A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal – TechCrunch

Facebook pilloried over iPhone ‘secret camera access’ bug – TechCrunch

S’More is a new dating app that looks to suspend physical attraction for something more – TechCrunch

Dutch court orders Facebook to ban celebrity crypto scam ads after another lawsuit – TechCrunch

Snapchat Spectacles 3 review: Pretty, pricey – TechCrunch

Facebook finally lets you banish nav bar tabs & red dots – TechCrunch

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media – TechCrunch

Instagram to test hiding Like counts in US, which could hurt influencers – TechCrunch

Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech – TechCrunch

Legislators from ten parliaments put the squeeze on Facebook – TechCrunch

YouTube’s homepage redesign focuses on usability, giving you control over recommendations – TechCrunch

With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events – TechCrunch

WhatsApp says it will let you control if and how you get added to Groups (for real this time) – TechCrunch

Saudi Arabia reportedly recruited Twitter employees to steal personal data of activists – TechCrunch

Valence launches a social network for black professionals – TechCrunch

Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah – TechCrunch

YouTube rolls out Super Stickers, a new way for creators to make money – TechCrunch

Friended is a new social network that wants to get real – TechCrunch