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Crunch Report | China’s Didi Chuxing Valuation Hits $50B

Didi Chuxing is valued at more than $50 billion, SiriusXM acquires Automatic for more than $100 million, Apple Music wants to be Apple Video with the next iteration of the app focused on video and Eve

SiriusXM acquires connected car company Automatic for over $100M

SiriusXM has acquired Automatic, the maker of the Automatic Pro and Automatic Lite connected car OBD-II port accessories. The deal is acknowledged by SiriusXM CFO David Frear to be worth a little nort

Automatic adds another auto insurance provider to its list of partners

Connected car dongle maker Automatic started out as a consumer-focused company that sought to help give customers more insight into their driving habits, with the aim of helping to gamify things like

The connected car and another fragmented market

As any new industry takes shape, technical fragmentation occurs. The connected car is new and hot and, like markets prior, there’s a huge land-grab unfolding in front of all consumers. It feels very

Automatic launches a new lower cost connected car adapter

Automatic went for a more expensive, but more full-featured offering with the 3G-enabled Automatic Pro earlier this year, but the new Automatic Lite delivers a more affordable connected car device wit

Automatic Pro adds unlimited 3G to connected car gadget

The race for aftermarket smarts in your car is heating up, and Automatic is delivering an always-on 3G data connection as its move to race ahead of the competition. The Automatic Pro dongle, which plu

Introducing Disrupt TV Live From Disrupt SF

We’re just a week away from TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015, and the TechCrunch video team has a packed schedule: broadcasting interviews, updates and all sorts of other great startup action live from th

USAA Leads $24 Million Round For Connected Car Platform Automatic

Automatic, the connected car platform whose sensor and app combination is sometimes referred to as a "Fitbit for your car," announced this morning $24 million in Series B funding, led by the investmen

Automatic Launches Its SDK, Turning The Car Into An App Platform

Automatic, a startup whose sensor-and-software combo has been described as "Fitbit for your car," is today rolling out a software development kit and new hardware that turn your car into a platform fo

Smart Driving Assistant Comes To Android With Safety-Focused “Do Not Disturb” And Crash Alert Features

Automatic, the smart driving assistant that combines a small hardware device that plugs in your car and a mobile app that provides drivers with data about their vehicle and their driving habits, is no

Automatic’s Smart Driving Assistant Can Now Turn Your Car Into An iBeacon

Automatic‘s smart driving assistant, which combines a small piece of hardware with powerful mobile apps, was designed to provide vehicles owners with new tools to understand how they can get more ou

Automatic’s Smart Driving Assistant Comes To Amazon So It’s Easier To Boost Your Ride’s IQ

Automatic, the smart driving startup that builds an accessory for just about any vehicle, is expanding its retail partners beyond Apple thanks to a new deal with Amazon. That means the car will be ava

Automatic Link Review Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Realtime Driving Feedback

I have something to get off my chest: I live in New Jersey, so by definition that makes me a "Jersey driver". I’ve never thought of myself as the sort of manically aggressive road warrior that befit

Dropbox Continues Its One-Click Campaign To Be Your Default Photo Library

If you’ve been watching Dropbox at all over the last couple of years, you’ll be completely unsurprised at a new feature announced today. The apps on Mac have gained the ability to automati

With Mobile Apps And Hardware, YC-Backed Automatic Launches To Help You Get More Out Of Your Car

Automatic wants to help people drive smarter. To do so, it's got two main components: There's a small hardware dongle that connects to a car's onboard computer, which provides data about the state of

Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin Watch Hands-On

<img src="http://cdn.ablogtoread.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Piaget-Tourbillon-Automatic-5.jpg">Piaget was really proud about releasing this watch, but also I think they were a bit nervous as to th

Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Automatic Watch Review

<img src="http://cdn.ablogtoread.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Montblanc-NR-5.jpg">I know there is a lot of talk on the "manufacture" movement. In fact, a recent panel discussion I had with fellow w

Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph Titanium Watch

<img src="http://ablogtoread.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Seiko-Ananta-Automatic-Chronograph-Titanium-Watch-dial1.jpg">This is the mechanical Seiko sport watch to own in 2010. Representing the pure

The Suima crib is the world's first fully automatic baby bed

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/suima_crib.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.seeds.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/QSDN34.html">Kyuushuu University</a> in Japan (where else) and Nagas

Canon takes the hassle out of burning Blu-ray discs

Not that a lot of people even get the chance to have that hassle, but Canon’s always been a forward-looking company. These camera-to-disc recorders are nothing new; it’s been a way for mom
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