• Report: Content recommendation companies Taboola and Outbrain are in advanced merger talks

    Report: Content recommendation companies Taboola and Outbrain are in advanced merger talks

    Taboola and Outbrain — two content recommendations companies that employ roughly 500 people, were formed the same year (2006) and have each raised substantial sums of venture capital — are in advanced merger talks, reports the Israeli news outlet Calcalist. The deal isn’t final, but the two companies have moved past many of the sticking points that ended earlier talks. Read More

  • Plug and Play launches a fintech accelerator in Paris

    Plug and Play launches a fintech accelerator in Paris

    Plug and Play is launching a new accelerator based in Paris. This time, the company is partnering with French bank BNP Paribas and focusing on fintech startups. The first batch of startups has just been picked. Plug and Play has launched multiple accelerators with a different business model than most accelerators. Instead of taking some equity in exchange of what you get from the… Read More

  • Rollout.io’s Rox lets app developers deploy new features safely – just like the big guys do

    Rollout.io’s Rox lets app developers deploy new features safely – just like the big guys do

    Rollout.io, a company that had developed technology that allowed mobile app developers to update their apps without having to go through the App Store approval process, is now entering a new business after Apple cracked down on apps using its software. Today, the former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield finalist has transitioned to a new product that allows developers to selectively roll out… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Earnings clown car and the profitable-ish Dropbox with Hunter Walk

    Equity podcast: Earnings clown car and the profitable-ish Dropbox with Hunter Walk

    Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the narrative. Homebrew’s own Hunter Walk joined us for this episode along with co-hosts Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself. This week has been a delightful clown car of technology earnings, so we dove into Twitter’s surprisingly strong report that drove its share… Read More

  • BMW’s plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance will get wireless charging

    BMW’s plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance will get wireless charging

    BMW revealed its newest electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid called the 530e iPerformance. The variant’s options include a forthcoming wireless charging pad, targeting a 2018 release window, which will include a charging pad drivers can install in their garage and drive over to provide a power supply with rates up to 3.2 kW, with a total charging time for refilling the vehicle’s… Read More

  • Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm

    Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm

    It’s no secret, Apple and Qualcomm have been fighting relentlessly for a few months over royalty payments. Apple told Qualcomm that it would stop paying the disputed licensing fees. Qualcomm confirmed the aggressive move and said that its revenue and profits would be lower than expected. Apple said that it is waiting for a court decision to resume payments. Of course, the company expects… Read More

  • The Cinder is the Terminator’s panini maker

    The Cinder is the Terminator’s panini maker

    Come with me if you want to sear. The Cinder, which we first looked at two years ago, is now selling on Indiegogo and I had the unique opportunity to try this clever sous vide-style meat cooker. Basically the Cinder cooks meat perfectly. You place a hunk on the internal platter, set the temperature, and close the heavy lid. The lid acts as a sort of vacuum seal that keeps in juices while a… Read More

  • Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion

    Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion

    Amazon’s Alexa is going to sound more human. The company announced this week the addition of a new set of speaking skills for the virtual assistant, which will allow her to do things like whisper, take a breath to pause for emphasis, adjust the rate, pitch and volume of her speech, and more. She’ll even be able to “bleep” out words – which may not be all that… Read More

  • Meet four of the startups in the Founder Spotlight at TC Disrupt NY

    Meet four of the startups in the Founder Spotlight at TC Disrupt NY

    At Disrupt NY in May, we’re launching the Founder Spotlight, where startup founders will be able to tell the human story behind their company. We’ve already revealed a handful of those companies, and today we’re excited to tell you about the rest of them. Bowery Farming Bowery Farming is a startup looking to change the way we grow food. With the global population growing… Read More

  • Apple’s self-driving test Lexus SUV photographed on Silicon Valley roads

    Apple’s self-driving test Lexus SUV photographed on Silicon Valley roads

    Apple’s using a Lexus RX450h SUV for its autonomous vehicle testing program, as revealed by documents filed with the California DMV in accordance with licensing requirements for self-driving tests in the state. Now, Bloomberg has images of the vehicle in action, captured by a chance observer who saw the vehicle pull out of an Apple facility in Silicon Valley. The SUV looks pretty much… Read More

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