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Yahoo notifying users of malicious account activity as Verizon deal progresses

Yahoo is continuing to issue warnings to users about several security incidents as it moves toward an acquisition by Verizon. Users are receiving notifications today about unauthorized access to thei

Your in-car attention is media’s next battleground

Whether it’s Uber or someone else that dominates the land grab for newly unlocked media time, the components of an in-car media future are materializing. Today it’s smartphones; tomorrow it will b

Lytro pursues 360-degree video and cinematic tools with $60M Series D

Ever-shifting camera tech company Lytro has raised major cash to continue development and deployment of its cinema-level camera systems. Perhaps the company's core technology, "light field photography

Watch 500 Startups Demo Day today

TechCrunch is pleased to bring you 500 Startups Demo Day today, February 15th at 12:00pm to 3:00pm PST. If you are just tuning in, 500 Startups is an accelerator and seed fund headquartered in Silic

U.S. motor vehicle deaths see biggest two year jump in over 50 years, per NSC

Deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes are at their highest in nearly a decade, according to preliminary data released by the National Safety Council on Wednesday. The increase for 2016 combines

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in VR is totally and completely badass

Badass is not generally a word associated with VR, but when FX wanted to bring viewers into the ridiculous world of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to experience Mac’s serial video autob

Mulberrys is an on-demand laundry startup hoping to clean up where others have washed out

On-demand laundry has proven a tough business for some. Washio folded up its business last year, selling its assets into competitor Rinse. At the time Rinse’s founder Ajay Prakash told TechCrunc

MakerBot lays off 30% of its staff as company’s scope narrows

MakerBot is laying off 30 percent of its staff as part of an ongoing effort to adapt to a changing market, the company announced in a blog post today.

Verizon reportedly closes in on a Yahoo acquisition with a $250M discount

Verizon and Yahoo are close to reaching a new acquisition deal, with a price tag that’s $250 million less than the $4.8 billion agreed upon last year, according to a Bloomberg report. A Veriz

Comcast rolls out a new Stream TV app for its cable and internet TV customers

Comcast is launching a new app called Xfinity Stream, which will replace its older Xfinity TV app on mobile devices, as well as deliver a host of features for cable subscribers, including access t

L.A. gets more capital as Fika Ventures raises $40 million debut fund

Investors are seemingly growing more excited about L.A. by the day. The newest sign comes via a $40 million fund that L.A.-based Fika Ventures is announcing today. That’s none too shabby for a v

Mobile ad startup Vungle says it’s hit a $300M revenue run rate

Adtech startups like to announce when they’ve hit $100 million in annualized revenue, but Vungle — which focuses on delivering in-app video ads — is doing a bit better than that. It says i

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world

Twitter adds Periscope’s live videos to its Top Trends

Twitter’s recently launched “Explore” section will now feature live videos sourced from Periscope within its “Top Trends,” the company announced yesterday. The move wil

StockX raises $6M to grow its marketplace for limited-edition products

StockX, a marketplace for sneakers, has announced that they’ve closed a $6M round from a group of high-profile investors like Mark Wahlberg, Scooter Braun, and Wale. They join existing investor

Homemade food-sharing startup Josephine makes another attempt to legalize its business in CA

Josephine, the startup that lets people cook meals inside their homes and sell them to neighbors, is sponsoring a recently-introduced homemade food bill in California that aims to legalize the sales o

Earth imaging company Planet and the ISRO break records with 88 satellite launch

Planet, the company that recently acquired Google’s satellite Earth imaging business, just pulled off another monumental feat – launching 88 satellites into orbit at once, as part of the larg

Walmart acquires outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million

Walmart this morning announced it’s acquiring a leading outdoor retailer Moosejaw for approximately $51 million in an all-cash deal. Headquartered in Madison Heights, Michigan, the retailer has

Honda partners with new DRIVE smart mobility startup hub in Tel Aviv

Honda is extending its courtship of startups through its Xcelerator program with a new partnership announced Wednesday with DRIVE, a new startup hub in Tel Aviv, Israel that focuses specifically on sm

IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe

IBM wants to bring machine learning to its traditional mainframe customers, and eventually to any technology with large data stores hidden behind a company firewall in what IBM calls a “privat
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