• YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September
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    YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September

    YouTube's direct messaging feature isn't exactly Google's most popular way to chat, but it was a convenient way to share videos on the platform, especially on mobile . It probably wasn't used often enough, though, because the company has decided to kill the feature altogether. A YouTube

  • Here are the 82 startups from day 2 of Y Combinator's S19 Demo Days
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    Here are the 82 startups from day 2 of Y Combinator's S19 Demo Days

    Talar: No more grocery shopping or grocery placing -- Talar delivers grocery and meal-kits directly to customers. Dubbing itself a “last-meter delivery” business, the company actually delivers groceries directly into customer’s fridges. The company charges a $10 delivery fee as well as a 10% mark-up

  • Palantir Renews U.S. Immigration Contract Despite Protests
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    Palantir Renews U.S. Immigration Contract Despite Protests

    (Bloomberg) -- Palantir Technologies Inc. agreed to extend a contract to provide U.S. immigration authorities with data-mining software, dismissing concerns from activists who say the technology enables unethical policies, including the separation of migrant families.The contract with Immigration and

  • Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores
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    Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

    So much for Tesla's renewed solar power efforts getting off to a good start. Walmart has sued Tesla after rooftop solar panels on seven of the retailer's stores caught fire, allegedly due to poor safety practices. Tesla supposedly didn't ground its electrical and solar systems properly,

  • Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders?
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    Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders?

    David Teten Contributor Share on TwitterDavid Teten is a Venture Partner with HOF Capital. David writes regularly at teten.com and @dteten. This guest post was written by David Teten, Venture Partner, HOF Capital.

  • Nikon updates its SnapBridge app for faster image transfers
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    Nikon updates its SnapBridge app for faster image transfers

    Nikon has unveiled an updated version of its SnapBridge app with new features aimed at generally making it easier for photographers to share their work online. SnapBridge version 2.6 gives users more options for camera control and faster image transfers. The update allows for the download of RAW images

  • Timbuk2’s Parker is a commuter backpack made for the long haul
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    Timbuk2’s Parker is a commuter backpack made for the long haul

    It’s finally Bag Week again! The most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to fanny packs.

  • Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after multiple solar panel fires
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    Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after multiple solar panel fires

    Walmart is suing Tesla for breach of contract and gross negligence afterrooftop solar panel systems on seven of the retailer's stores allegedly caughtfire, according to a filing

  • YC-backed Stoic is a journaling app with a focus on understanding your feelings
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    YC-backed Stoic is a journaling app with a focus on understanding your feelings

    The process of using the Stoic journaling app is simple: You open the app inthe morning and the evening, when you'll be prompted to answer a couple ofquestions and perform a few simple exercises

  • OnePlus TV arrives in India next month
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    OnePlus TV arrives in India next month

    Following last week's name reveal , OnePlus says it will launch the OnePlus TV in September. The company's CEO, Pete Lau, revealed the launch date in a post on the OnePlus forums . In the same post, Lau adds OnePlus plans to first release the device in India, with a North American launch to follow

  • Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz
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    Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz

    The months-old business, which is developing communication software for remoteteams after pivoting from crypto, is raising a $7

  • DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs
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    DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

    DoorDash has been on an acquisition tear of late, with Scotty Labs as its latest target. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this comes after DoorDash acquired Caviar in a deal worth $410 million. Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is working on technology to enable people to remotely

  • Researchers look into keeping autonomous vehicles from becoming mobile vomitoriums
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    Researchers look into keeping autonomous vehicles from becoming mobile vomitoriums

    If you're like me, and I'm just going to assume most of you are, motionsickness is a serious consideration on any car trip where you're not driving

  • Tidal shares songs as Stories in Facebook and Instagram
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    Tidal shares songs as Stories in Facebook and Instagram

    iHeartRadio isn't the only streaming music service helping you share music as Stories in recent days. Tidal has introduced an option to share tunes directly as Stories in Facebook and Instagram, helping you convey your musical mood to your followers. You can share videos, too -- viewers will see

  • YouTube sues user who extorted others through fake takedown requests
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    YouTube sues user who extorted others through fake takedown requests

    A lawsuit filed by YouTube yesterday claims that a user abused its copyright infringement reporting system to extort fellow YouTubers and carry out a swatting attack. YouTube alleges that Christopher Brady, of Omaha, Nebraska, filed dozens of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices,

  • MoviePass exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers
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    MoviePass exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers

    Movie ticket subscription service MoviePass has exposed tens of thousands ofcustomer card numbers and personal credit cards because a critical server wasnot protected with a password

  • A fourth 'Matrix' movie is happening
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    A fourth 'Matrix' movie is happening

    Yes, you read that correctly. About 16 years after the last movie in the series, Warner Bros. has confirmed work on a fourth movie in The Matrix universe. And it doesn't appear to be a spinoff -- Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will star in the picture. Only one of the Wachowski sisters (Lana

  • Spotify is getting its own TV mini-series
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    Spotify is getting its own TV mini-series

    The music business has been through a turbulent decade, with dwindling sales, record labels pushing "360 deals" on artists and concert venues beginning to take cuts of merchandise sales. The debates around the ethics of streaming apps are a high-profile example of the industry trying to regain

  • YouTube Plans to End Targeted Ads on Videos Aimed at Kids
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    YouTube Plans to End Targeted Ads on Videos Aimed at Kids

    (Bloomberg) -- To satisfy regulators, YouTube officials are finalizing plans to end “targeted” advertisements on videos kids are likely to watch, according to three people familiar with the discussion. The move could immediately dent ad sales for the video giant -- though not nearly as much as other

  • Waxed canvas bags from Waterfield, Manhattan Portage, Saddleback and more
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    Waxed canvas bags from Waterfield, Manhattan Portage, Saddleback and more

    It's just a solid all-purpose laptop bag made of waxed canvas and leather, and as such makes for a sort of baseline with which to compare everything else. Coming from a shop more known for totes and lightweight, fashionable gear for everyday urban living, this one is heavy duty for them but light