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Natural home products startup Grove Collaborative bets niche wins over the Amazonization of everything

Who needs Amazon when you can make your own online distribution channel? At least, that’s the idea behind Grove Collaborative, a natural home care products company that ships natural cleaning br

Google Play will now downrank poorly performing apps

Google today announced it’s rolling out a change to its Play Store so that better-performing apps – meaning those that experience fewer crashes and those that don’t drain your smartp

H2O.ai’s Driverless AI automates machine learning for businesses

Driverless AI is the latest product from H2O.ai aimed at lowering the barrier to making data science work in a corporate context. The tool assists non-technical employees with preparing data, calibrat

Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

Cancerous tumors carry certain markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them. To do so, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy will work

Crunch Report | Facebook Made Us All Dead

Facebook has a bug and has switched their profiles to being memorialized, Mark Zuckerberg affirms that Facebook didn't affect election and Singles' Day breaks shopping records. All this on Crunch Repo

Instagram’s new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes live

If you’re looking at your Instagram today, you might notice something has changed: older posts from friends and other accounts you care about are now appearing above those that were shared more

MIT creates a control algorithm for drone swarms

Swarms of drones flying in terrifyingly perfect formation could be one step closer, thanks to a control algorithm being developed at MIT.

MIT Researchers Train An Algorithm To Predict How Boring Your Selfie Is

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have created an algorithm they claim can predict how memorable or forgettable an image is almost as accurately as a human

An Inconvenient Proof

An Inconvenient Proof refers to the fact that personalization algorithms proselytize via code. Designed to scrutinize our lives, they're also programmed to influence our behavior. Created by humans, e

Meet Your New Boss, Mr. Algorithm

Meet Algo, your new boss. It’s flexible, willing to change work schedules so you can work when you want, and not when you don’t. It’s reasonable, providing you honest feedback without the politi

The Winners & Losers Of Google’s Freshness Update Revealed

Search analytics provider <a href="http://www.searchmetrics.com/">Searchmetrics</a> spent the weekend examining the effects of last week's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/03/googles-new-