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Judah vs. the Machines: For when you can’t bring yourself to go shopping

You’d be forgiven if you can’t be bothered to drag yourself to the store to shop for shoes and clothes and things. The internet is there for you, after all. But if you don’t know what you want?

A Slack integration is Magic’s next act

Remember the text message-based service on-demand company, Magic Assistant? In a whirlwind two months after the service's launch on Product Hunt, Magic went viral based on its claims to deliver anythi

Operator harnesses chatbots, humans, and $15M to sell US goods to China

With a little personal shopping assistance, Operator thinks Chinese citizens will pounce on American products sold through its conversational shopping app. The promise of becoming the guided commerce

Operator fuses bots with humans to build cyborg shopping experts

Big purchases are scary to make online without anyone there to quell your fears and answer questions. Operator’s app wants to give you the same peace of mind, not with mechanical chat bot respon

Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Best New Startup Of 2015

The 9th Annual Crunchies are right around the corner, and some of the best and brightest startups, companies and leaders are vying for the chance to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 cat

Announcing The 9th Annual Crunchies Finalists

After a multitude of worthy nominations, TechCrunch is proud to announce the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards finalists. Take a peek below at the full list of finalists for each award category. There are

Operator! Operator! The UberRush Logistics Layer Has Arrived

Together, Uber and Operator they could compete with Amazon’s massive warehouses by aggregating inventory for instant delivery from local shops that are closer nearby. Today, UberRush begins powe

Walmart Simple Text Could Be Walmart’s Version Of Magic

One of the very cool things about hackathons is that you learn what type of technology that people are really using. We’re all wondering what the hot “trends” are going to be at one

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, Apple Watch deliveries officially arrived to the first pre-order customers, Q1 earnings were released and Google announced its wireless cell service Project Fi. These were our best stories

First Look At Uber’s Co-Founder’s Shopping Concierge “Operator”

Operator wants to “unlock the 90% of commerce that’s not on the Internet”, CEO Robin Chan tells me. After two years in stealth, Chan was finally willing to give TechCrunch a peek at his