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Facebook officially launches Town Hall for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported Facebook was rolling out a new feature called “Town Hall,” which would allow the social network’s users to easily locate, follow and contact their local, state and federal government represen
TechCrunch | 2 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
GoTenna Pro meshing radio aspires to deploy next to rescue, fire, and security teams Keeping in touch when there’s no communications infrastructure for one reason or another is nice for you and me, but critical for disaster response, forest fire control, and military operations. GoTenna wants its new Pro device to be part of t
TechCrunch | 2 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Waymos self-driving van heads to Tahoe for some time in the snow Waymo is working on one of the key areas it still needs to tackle ahead of any general public launch of its self-driving technology: snow. The company’s vehicles still had a lot to learn in this specific realm as of late last year, and it̵
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Startup megacampus Station F is going to open at the end of June I’ve been covering Station F for quite a few months already, but the startup campus based in Paris has yet to open. The team had to delay the launch after a pipe burst that inundated the basement. The opening date has now moved from April to t
TechCrunch | 2 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Wells Fargo will let you use Apple Pay and Android Pay to withdraw money Wells Fargo just announced that you’ll be able to use your phone or smartwatch to withdraw money from 13,000 ATMs in the U.S. As spotted by MacRumors, the bank says that it will support Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Five thousandATMs
TechCrunch | 2 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Facebook Messenger now lets you privately share your Live Location for an hour Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app. Today it’s adding a new Live Location feature that lets you share your real-time location on a map for an hour within a private direct or group messa
TechCrunch | 3 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
GV design partner, Daniel Burka, on prototyping your way to massive influence Daniel Burka is a Design Partner at GV. In this episode, he discusses how designers can elevate their position in a boardroom, why he thinks design is the equivalent of the scientific method for businesses, and the Google Design Sprint. Slow
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Arable raises $4.25 million to demystify farming with sensors and data Arable has raised $4.25 million for solar-powered sensors and software to help farmers produce more food with fewer resources, and more accurately predict their yields. Middleland Capital and S2G Ventures led the Series A investment in Arable joined
TechCrunch | 3 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Elon Musk invested early in DeepMind just to keep tabs on the progress of AI Elon Musk is a well-known harbinger of the potential for ill held by artificial intelligence. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO also helped start OpenAI, a group with a broad mandate that focuses on developing AI out (as the name implies) in the open, rather
TechCrunch | 3 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Microsoft brings Cortana to the Android lock screen Following a series of beta trials, Microsoft officially announced this morning that it’s bringing its virtual assistant Cortana to the lock screen of Android devices. Initially, Microsoft had tested putting an overview of your day on the lock
TechCrunch | 3 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend