• Spotify could out-dance Apple if it does acquire SoundCloud

    Spotify could out-dance Apple if it does acquire SoundCloud

    SoundCloud as a company is a disaster, but its the only streaming service with the DJ sets and remixes kids love. So it makes perfect sense that Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud, the Financial Times reports. Spotify already declined to buy it twice over the past year and a half, but talks broke down over pricing. But since then, SoundCloud has hammered out deals with the… Read More

  • Watson Financial Services is born out of IBM’s purchase of Promontory Financial Group

    Watson Financial Services is born out of IBM’s purchase of Promontory Financial Group

    If Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest had a big data eating contest brother, IBM would be a serious contender for first place. Today the tech stalwart announced that it had come to an agreement to acquire Promontory Financial Group.  To make sense of this deal, you have to avoid relegating Promontory into the small box of financial services. Instead, it’s most practical to think… Read More

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    Level is a pair of fitness glasses that might be able to tell if you have diabetes or other diseases

    Level is a pair of fitness glasses that might be able to tell if you have diabetes or other diseases

    A pair of glasses, once relegated to nearly blind and blurry-eyed nerds, could one day save your life. At least that’s the pitch from VSP Vision Care. The eye exam provider just launched a new pair of smart glasses called Level that, for now, focus on fitness. Level not only provides the wearer with keen vision but also counts their steps, calories burned while wearing them and… Read More

  • Google’s Waze Carpool pilot expands to San Francisco-area commuters

    Google’s Waze Carpool pilot expands to San Francisco-area commuters

    Google-owned Waze is slowly increasing the scope of its Bay-area commute service trial, but now the service is available via the standard Waze app for anyone who wants to sign up to be a driver, or through a separate, dedicated Waze Rider app for riders. Google is still capping trips for both riders and drivers to two rides a day, designed for the morning and evening commutes. Waze provided… Read More

  • Innovation is in all the wrong places Crunch Network

    Innovation is in all the wrong places

    I live a pretty cosmopolitan futuristic life atop a glass skyscraper in New York City, but I’ve yet to get a pizza delivered by drone, order a taxi from Alexa or open a hotel door with my smartwatch. We’ve got the questions wrong: It shouldn’t be how are you innovating or which project is doing new things, but why are you doing it and on what level. Read More

  • Watch Alchemist Accelerator’s Demo Day Right Here

    Watch Alchemist Accelerator’s Demo Day Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Alchemist Accelerator‘s Demo Day, today, September 29th, from 3-5pm PT. Alchemist is one of those rare programs that focuses on enterprise startups. But these aren’t your parents enterprise companies. Pitches today will span products that create a mortgage marketplace,  increase connectivity and help apps get more organic downloads. Investors… Read More

  • Volvo to target luxury buyers with self-driving car coming in 5 years

    Volvo to target luxury buyers with self-driving car coming in 5 years

    High-end vehicle, chauffeur included? You can see why it makes sense that Volvo would target the luxury end of the market with its upcoming self-driving car. Volvo announced plans to field a vehicle by 2021, thanks in part to a $300 million deal with Volvo that will let it leverage some of their work, but now we have some more details, including the vehicle’s high-end approach. Volvo… Read More

  • HP issues non-apology for blocking third-party ink cartridges

    HP issues non-apology for blocking third-party ink cartridges

    HP was recently caught in the act using a “security update” to prevent its printers from operating with a number of recycled and third-party ink cartridges. After much outcry the company has relented and is issuing a rollback option — but they’ll be damned if they admit any wrongdoing. Read More

  • MightyTV’s Tinder-style TV recommendation app comes to Android

    MightyTV’s Tinder-style TV recommendation app comes to Android

    MightyTV, an app that helps you figure out what to watch next, is now available on Android. The startup is led by AdMeld co-founder Brian Adams, and it presents users with a stack of movie and TV recommendations which you swipe through, Tinder-style. If you’ve seen something already, you can say whether or not you liked it, which will influence the recommendations you see next. If… Read More

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