• How to make Twitter profitable Crunch Network

    How to make Twitter profitable

    Twitter has evolved dramatically since its founding. What the founders fully envisioned we cannot know. Nonetheless, there is one thing we do know: Many business entities have millions of followers and communicate with these followers using Twitter. This is free advertising, no ifs, ands or buts. So, here’s a proposal to radically change the economics of Twitter. Read More

  • Is a “robot tax” really an “innovation penalty”? Crunch Network

    Is a “robot tax” really an “innovation penalty”?

    When Bill Gates recently suggested robots should pay income tax like any other employee, I didn’t immediately disagree. I applaud Gates’ bold thinking to help solve one of society’s biggest upcoming challenges: embracing automation in a way that “lifts all boats” instead of leaving large swaths of society behind. A robot tax would help offset the reduced… Read More

  • Uber and Lyft sued for patent infringement by ‘Hailo,’ but not Daimler’s Hailo

    Uber and Lyft sued for patent infringement by ‘Hailo,’ but not Daimler’s Hailo

    A company called “Hailo Technologies, LLC”, has sued both Uber and Lyft over alleged infringement of U.S. patent 5,973,619, which describes an “automated vehicle dispatch and payment honoring system.” The patent, filed by Alexis Paredes in 1997 and granted in 1999, describes a software system that allows a user to pick a means of transportation from a menu, enter in… Read More

  • PowerRay is an underwater drone for filmmakers or fishermen

    The creator of the PowerEgg, an ovoid flying robot, has begun accepting orders for its newest creation, a submersible camera drone for home use. Dubbed the PowerRay, the waterproof device can find, attract and record fish. It operates at a depth of 30 meters, or about 98 feet, for up to four hours at a time. It is suitable for use in fresh-, salt-or chlorinated-water. The PowerRay garnered… Read More

  • Apple testing process for autonomous safety drivers revealed in DMV documents

    Apple testing process for autonomous safety drivers revealed in DMV documents

    Apple has developed a testing procedure for drivers who would act as failsafe controls during autonomous vehicle testing, documents discovered by Business Insider via a public records request show. The documents detail the testing procedure that Apple has created in order to comply with the California Department of Motor Vehicle’s rules regarding autonomous testing on state… Read More

  • Waymo accuses Uber of hiding a secret LiDAR device

    Waymo accuses Uber of hiding a secret LiDAR device

    In preparation for a preliminary injunction hearing next month, Waymo today filed new claims in its lawsuit against Uber, alleging that its competitor withheld information about technology Uber is using in its development of self-driving cars. Waymo is in the midst of a contentious lawsuit against Uber, in which it claims Anthony Levandowski, a former Google employee, stole confidential… Read More

  • HBO’s “Silicon Valley” cast hints about upcoming season

    They’re back! HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is set to return to television, with the fourth season debuting this Sunday. We had a chance to watch the first two episodes at the premiere and can confirm that they’re very funny (and filled with TechCrunch references). We also sat down for a video with the stars of the show, and got a few hints about what to expect this… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Quora Valued At Around $1.8B

    Today’s Stories  Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it experiments with new ways to monetize its service Snap acquires the crucial geofilter patent from Mobli for a record $7.7M Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha
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  • Doug finds the best Amazon deals

    As a Minnesotan, gadget reviewer Doug Aamoth's cheapness knows no limitations. In this video, he a) comes dangerously close to burning a $20 bill and b) uses a powerful online tool to figure out which Amazon deals are truly worth it. He then ends the video with a truly awful closing line, eclipsed only by the creepiness of repeatedly kissing paper money.

  • YouTube says it fixed the problem with Restricted Mode that was filtering LGBTQ+ content

    YouTube says it fixed the problem with Restricted Mode that was filtering LGBTQ+ content

    YouTube today claims to have fixed an issue with its service that was causing it to incorrectly filter content in “Restricted Mode” and hiding a large selection of LGBTQ+ videos as a result. The company had come under fire last month when it was discovered that users who turned on “Restricted Mode” were no longer able to see a number of innocuous videos referencing… Read More

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