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  • Uber self-driving test car involved in crash in Arizona

    Uber self-driving test car involved in crash in Arizona

    More bad news for Uber: one of the ride-hailing giant’s self-driving Volvo SUVs has been involved in a crash in Arizona — apparently leaving the vehicle flipped onto its side, and with damage to at least two other human-driven cars in the vicinity. Read More

  • Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together

    Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together

    While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app. Google has been developing a new social app that lets small groups edit photos together and then organise them for future enjoyment: think Path meets Snapchat-style filters and edits meets Google’s… Read More

  • Facebook finally tests a GIF button for comments

    Facebook finally tests a GIF button for comments

    After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF. Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments, a source told TechCrunch. We inquired with Facebook, which confirmed the GIF test is coming with this statement: “Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to… Read More

  • Polis is reinventing the door-to-door salesman

    Polis is reinventing the door-to-door salesman

    There’s really not much difference between political canvassing and the door-to-door sales pitch. Startup Polis is leveraging its campaign experience to help large companies woo customers with that personal touch that can mean so much. The American consumer has come a long way since the days of Willie Loman and the door-to-door sales pitch, but despite all of the online and retail… Read More

  • Equity Podcast: Apple and Amazon buy more companies, and Uber’s saga

    Equity Podcast: Apple and Amazon buy more companies, and Uber’s saga

    Welcome to the second episode of TechCrunch’s newest podcast, Equity, our venture capital-focused show focused on the numbers, people and companies driving the technology industry. This week, TechCrunch’s Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself were joined by special guest Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson from Sapphire Ventures. We discussed the potential for rising… Read More

  • CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

    CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

    A new startup called CALA aims to make it easier for new designers to break into the fashion business by offering everything needed to run their e-commerce operations – from production to delivery. In addition, CALA’s new mobile app where this apparel is sold is upending the traditional way garment sizes are created and fitted by way of 3D body scanning technology. The result… Read More

  • Zently provides a better way for renters to connect with their landlords

    Zently provides a better way for renters to connect with their landlords

    A startup called Zently hopes to improve the process of renting a home or apartment by making it easier for renters to split bills, pay for their rent and contact their landlords when something goes wrong. And for landlords, it wants to simplify getting paid while also facilitating the process of fixing problems that renters come across. Read More

  • Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji

    Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji

    Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam. Users can now @mention friends in a group chat to send them a special notification to reply to your message so they don’t miss it in a noisy thread. Meanwhile, Facebook is bringing its News Feed Reactions to Messenger. Read More

  • Instagram begins blurring some sensitive content, opens two-factor to all

    Instagram begins blurring some sensitive content, opens two-factor to all

    Instagram is already doing a lot to spot and censor posts that violate its community guidelines, like outright porn, but now it’s also taking steps to block out potentially sensitive material that might not technically run afoul of its rules. The social network is adding a blurred screen with a “Sensitive Content” warning on top of posts that fit this description, which… Read More

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