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Tech / TechCrunch - 2 days ago

Change.org’s latest round was actually a recap

& A few weeks ago we reported on LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman’s investment in social justice petitions site Change.org. Since then a few people with direct knowledge of the situation have told us that the funding round was actually a recap...

Tech / TechCrunch - 2 days ago

Apple acquires SMI eye-tracking company

& In a move that is sure to stoke rumors about Apple’s future work in augmented and virtual reality technologies, Apple has acquired SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI), an eye-tracking firm. The German company has done significant work in eye-track...

Tech / TechCrunch - 2 days ago

Instacart CMO Cheryl Law is no longer at the company

& Instacart CMO Cheryl Law is no longer at the company, TechCrunch has learned. Instacart confirmed the departure. We were tipped off about her departure a bit before the whole Amazon making a $13.7B bid for Whole Foods thing went down. Law joined In...

Tech / TechCrunch - 2 days ago

The Amazon Echo now doubles as a home intercom system

& Amazon will officially release the Show in a few days, but in the meantime, the company is introducing a long-awaited intercom feature for existing Echo devices. The addition uses Drop-In, a teleconferencing feature introduced on the Show that lets...

Tech / TechCrunch - 2 days ago

Autotalks brings motorcycles into the conversation

& Autotalks has been developing technologies that allow vehicles to talk to anything — V2X, to the nerds in the know. It’s one of the technologies that will enable fully autonomous vehicles to roam our roads. But where does that leave mot...