Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ShareIQ helps brands track their product images across the web

 As more and more product images get shared on platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, ShareIQ says it can help brands understand what’s going on. Founder and CEO Brian Killen used to work as the head of strategy at marketing company Acxiom, and he recalled being told by a retail marketing executive, “I see my pictures all over Pinterest and websites and all over the globe,… Read More

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs, and the end of Jawbone

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital podcast, where we dig into the hype, the dollars, and, recently, the down exits. This week was a fun one. Matthew Lynley is out on vacation, so TechCrunch’s own Megan Rose Dickey (the current host of Bullish and general badass) joined Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — to dive into the news of the week.… Read More

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Monday, October 16, 2017 launches an $88 universal car interface called Panda

 George Hotz, aka geohot, is fidgeting in his living room, wearing dark shades and a giant comma on his t-shirt as he shows me his company’s latest product, an $88 universal car interface called Panda. Hotz both lives and works in a residential San Francisco neighborhood with a team of 20-somethings who are helping him build, the self-driving car startup Hotz founded to take… Read More

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Tesla will build world’s largest battery storage facility for Australian wind farm

 Tesla will up its game in the renewable energy storage market with the largest lithium-ion battery storage facility in the world, to be built for Australia’s Hornsdale Wind Farm, with a completion date of December 1, 2017. The facility will use Tesla’s commercial battery storage Powerpack modules to deliver a capacity of 100 MW/129 MWh, which will store energy generated from the… Read More

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

CMU researchers create a huge dome that can read body language

 The Panoptic Studio is a new body scanner created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University that will be used to understand body language in real situations. The scanner, which looks like something Doc Brown would stick Marty in to prevent him from committing fratricide, creates hundreds of videos of participants inside the massive dome interacting, talking, and arguing. The team has… Read More

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Time 4 Machine promises to bring us back to an age of metal and clockwork

 The tinging of tiny hammers from the heart of Dwarf Mountains may now be lost to the mists of time but you, my friend, can still make magically complex metallic contrivances in the comfort of your own barrow/home. I point to Time 4 Machine, a selection of metal models made the creator of the wooden uGears, Denis Okhrimenko. The models range from a table hockey set with moving players to a… Read More

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Side raises $5.7 million to match students with companies for short-term jobs

 French startup Side raised another $5.7 million with Xavier Niel leading the round. As the name suggests, Side lets students make some money on the side by working for companies for a few days or weeks. It’s a marketplace that helps you scale your workforce for a product launch, peak season and more. AglaĆ© Ventures, Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Antoine Martin are also participating in… Read More

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