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Ten years ago, Google launched a revolutionary tool called Google Earth that allowed people to see the wonders of the planet Earth without leaving their houses. From looking across the New York skyline to diving beneath the Atlantic Ocean and even exploring the outer galaxy, users could use their desktop

Vault RMS, a technology platform that tracks firefighters’ exposure to toxic substances, announced last week that it was accepted into the Department of Homeland Security’s 2016 EMERGE accelerator program. The EMERGE program was founded by Dr. Reginald Brothers, under-secretary for science and technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS),

Today at TechCrunch’s Disrupt San Francisco, Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman of Greylock Partners shared their views about the most compelling emerging trends they are following in the startup world. Not surprisingly, self-driving technology is front and center. “It’s clear that the self-driving revolution is upon us,” said Hoffman, who

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From customer service bots to home security surveillance and even food delivery, artificial intelligence is increasingly an integral part of people’s daily lives. For Israel-based startup Intuition Robotics, however, there is an even more important area where A.I. could be of use: caring for the elderly. Intuition Robotics, which was

The retail industry is one of the largest and most important drivers of the American economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, retail sales in December, 2016, were estimated at a whopping $410 billion. Retail also represents an enormous slice of American employment: More than 42 million jobs are reportedly

Appetize, a cloud-based enterprise point-of-sale (POS) solution for entertainment and sports venues, announced today that it has raised $20 million in financing. The round was led by private equity fund Shamrock Capital Advisors with participation from Oak View Group and several existing investors. Founded in 2011 by Kevin Anderson, Jason

As we approach the end of 2016, some in the digital world are already looking past Christmas to the really big annual event: the International Consumer Electronics Show, held every year in early January in Las Vegas. If CES is the digital mecca for new and cutting-edge consumer technologies, the

Less than two years after the shutdown of Secret, the anonymous social media app, the defunct startup’s co-founder, David Byttow, has returned to the spotlight with the launch of a new app called IO. Much like Secret, IO rides on the anonymity trend driven by popular apps, including Whisper and

On December 5 and 6, TechCrunch will descend upon London to host TechCrunch Disrupt, its leading technology conference series. Following its successful Disrupt SF 2016 event in September, TechCrunch will again be showcasing innovative startups, exploring new technologies, and highlighting the tech industry’s most noteworthy trends. In 2016, the two

Ten years ago, Google launched a revolutionary tool called Google Earth that allowed people to see the wonders of the planet Earth without leaving their houses. From looking across the New York skyline to diving beneath the Atlantic Ocean and even exploring the outer galaxy, users could use their desktop

Zwift, a digital platform that allows cycling enthusiasts to take virtual rides with fellow cyclists from the comfort of their home, announced this week that it has raised $27 million in Series A financing. The round was led by London-based private equity firm Novato Partners, with participation from Shasta Ventures,

Vancouver-based Procurify, a procurement technology startup that aims to streamline B2B purchases, announced this week that it has raised $7 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Runa Capital, with participation from Point Nine Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Procurify was

This week, Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Teams, a “chat-based workspace” that will now be embedded in the Office 365 suite of products along with industry leaders Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The addition of Teams allows team members seamlessly to collaborate with each other via real-time messaging, file sharing,

Third Door Media, the leading publisher and event organizer for marketing and advertising trade media publications, recently announced the launch of MarTech Today, a new industry publication dedicated to marketing technology news. Intended for marketing and technology professionals, MarTech Today covers a variety of trending topics in the martech landscape, such

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From customer service bots to home security surveillance and even food delivery, artificial intelligence is increasingly an integral part of people’s daily lives. For Israel-based startup Intuition Robotics, however, there is an even more important area where A.I. could be of use: caring for the elderly. Intuition Robotics, which was

The retail industry is one of the largest and most important drivers of the American economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, retail sales in December, 2016, were estimated at a whopping $410 billion. Retail also represents an enormous slice of American employment: More than 42 million jobs are reportedly

Appetize, a cloud-based enterprise point-of-sale (POS) solution for entertainment and sports venues, announced today that it has raised $20 million in financing. The round was led by private equity fund Shamrock Capital Advisors with participation from Oak View Group and several existing investors. Founded in 2011 by Kevin Anderson, Jason

As we approach the end of 2016, some in the digital world are already looking past Christmas to the really big annual event: the International Consumer Electronics Show, held every year in early January in Las Vegas. If CES is the digital mecca for new and cutting-edge consumer technologies, the

Less than two years after the shutdown of Secret, the anonymous social media app, the defunct startup’s co-founder, David Byttow, has returned to the spotlight with the launch of a new app called IO. Much like Secret, IO rides on the anonymity trend driven by popular apps, including Whisper and

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