• PragueCrunch IV Is Coming

    PragueCrunch IV Is Coming

    PragueCrunch IV is an annual celebration of all things central European and startupy and it’s coming back on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding the event on the terrace at Střelecký Ostrov. If you’ve been to any of the previous events you’ll know it’s a good time. We have special early-bird tickets available now right here so… Read More

  • YC’s ROSS Intelligence Leverages IBM’s Watson To Make Sense Of Legal Knowledge

    YC’s ROSS Intelligence Leverages IBM’s Watson To Make Sense Of Legal Knowledge

    As our body of legal knowledge, court rulings and laws becomes ever more complex, simple keyword searches won’t cut it for surfacing prior precedents and policies. That’s why the founders behind YC-backed ROSS Intelligence are using IBM’s Watson, an artificial intelligence system capable of natural-language processing, to filter through legal documents. Instead of searching… Read More

  • Neglect Is Still The Biggest Threat To Data Security Crunch Network

    Neglect Is Still The Biggest Threat To Data Security

    When it comes to data security, we hear a lot about how cyber attackers are becoming more sophisticated or that cloud technology is full of risks. While these statements are true to some extent, both can be convenient excuses hiding a harsher truth. Today, neglect is actually one of the biggest threats to corporate data. Read More

  • Twitter’s Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff

    Twitter’s Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff

    One of the biggest problems with the Twitter-owned live streaming app Periscope from day one has been its notification system. While push notifications are a useful way to immediately discover which broadcasters you follow have just started a live stream so you can tune in and join in real time, its lack of granular controls meant users were faced with what could often be a deluge of alerts. Read More

  • Earnings Preview: Twitter And Yelp Report In 24 Hours

    Earnings Preview: Twitter And Yelp Report In 24 Hours

    Have you recovered from last week? If not I forgive you — after that earnings deluge I think that we all need a break. However, tomorrow has two key earnings reports that will help set the camber of the current tech financial cycle. Read More

  • Ebay Closes Delivery Service EBay Now, Will Also Shut Down Its Fashion, Motors & Valet Apps

    Ebay Closes Delivery Service EBay Now, Will Also Shut Down Its Fashion, Motors & Valet Apps

    Following its split from PayPal last week, eBay announced this morning it’s closing down a number of standalone mobile applications, including eBay Valet, eBay Fashion and eBay Motors, and is retiring its on-demand delivery service eBay Now. On the latter item, the company says that eBay Now was “always intended” as a pilot program, and while it saw encouraging results, it… Read More

  • Google Not Playing Nice With Apple Music Yet

    Google Not Playing Nice With Apple Music Yet

    If you want to stream your music instead of buy tracks, there are more options than you can shake a stick at. You’ve got Spotify, Rdio, XBox Music (Microsoft), Amazon, Apple Music and Google Play just to name a few. One of the players, Google, which happens to have the world’s biggest search engine, has chosen to only recognize a few of them. Read More

  • Y Combinator Backs Tenant Turner To Build Software For Landlords Managing Rental Properties

    Y Combinator Backs Tenant Turner To Build Software For Landlords Managing Rental Properties

    With U.S. homeownership levels back to their lowest point since 1993, rentals look set to make up a larger share of the country’s housing stock for the foreseeable future.  Between the 43 million rental units in the country, it’s a fragmented market with millions of individual property owners and landlords. Tenant Turner is a Y Combinator-company formed out of the aftermath… Read More

  • Hawking, Musk Warn Of ‘Virtually Inevitable’ AI Arms Race

    Hawking, Musk Warn Of ‘Virtually Inevitable’ AI Arms Race

    Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and over 1,000 AI and robotics researchers have signed a letter suggesting a ban on AI warfare, warning of the potential for rampant destruction at the hands of “autonomous weaponry.” The letter, which was presented Monday at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, specifically advised against… Read More

  • Translate.com Launches Its Enterprise Translation Platform

    Translate.com Launches Its Enterprise Translation Platform

    Emerge Media’s Translate.com, which launched about four years ago, has probably the best domain name you can have if you’re in the translation business. Until now, though, the service mostly offered a front-end to its — partly Microsoft-powered — translation tools for consumers and wasn’t actively going after the huge and lucrative enterprise market. Read More

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