Software

  • Facebook to open source LogDevice for storing logs from distributed data centers

    Facebook to open source LogDevice for storing logs from distributed data centers

    Facebook is planning to open source LogDevice, the company’s custom-built solution for storing logs collected from distributed data centers. The company made the announcement as part of its Scale conference. Read More

  • Facebook has a way to correct your crooked 360 photos

    Facebook has a way to correct your crooked 360 photos

    As part of its Scale conference today in San Jose, Facebook’s computational photography team is announcing the completion of an internal research project dedicated to helping you clean up your poorly taken 360 photos. The team used a deep neural network to identify crooked 360 photos and reorient them to maintain realism. Read More

  • Plaid delivers bank account integration to enterprise developers

    Plaid delivers bank account integration to enterprise developers

    Plaid, which is best known for helping financial services customers build applications with direct connections to their users’ bank accounts, announced today that they have released a new SDK to bring that same type of functionality to enterprise developers. “At a high level we are the middle layer between you and your bank,” Zach Perret, CEO at Plaid told TechCrunch. When… Read More

  • Business messaging service Eko picks up $2M to fuel push into Japan, US and UK

    Business messaging service Eko picks up $2M to fuel push into Japan, US and UK

    Eko Communications, a U.S.-Thailand company that operates a messaging app targeted at businesses, has closed a strategic investment of $2 million to grow in Japan and expand into Europe and the U.S.. The funding was led by Japanese corporate Itochu, which provided $1 million and will partner to help expand sales. Existing backers of the company, which include Gobi Ventures, also took… Read More

  • Hulu adds Live TV to Xbox 360

    Hulu adds Live TV to Xbox 360

    Starting today, Xbox 360 will support Hulu’s Live TV service. Hulu launched the highly anticipated streaming service earlier this May, which provides access to live television as well as Hulu’s library of original and streaming content for just under $40 per month. Read More

  • Spotify launches in Thailand to continue its Asia push

    Spotify launches in Thailand to continue its Asia push

    While talk of Spotify’s apparent upcoming IPO continues in the U.S., the music streaming service is furthering its coverage of Asia after it launched its service in Thailand. Spotify Premium, which counts over 60 million paying users, will cost 129 THB in Thailand. That’s just over $4 and in line with its pricing across Asia. Customers in the U.S. and UK will be aware that it… Read More

  • Google is testing a data-friendly version of its Search app

    Google is testing a data-friendly version of its Search app

    Google might soon release a data-friendly version of its search app for mobile. That’s because the company is currently piloting such an app in Indonesia, as the eagle-eyed team at Android Police first spotted. “Search Lite” — which TechCrunch understands is not the name of the app, but it is certainly an accurate description of it — is essentially a modified… Read More

  • Run to the rock

    Run to the rock

    The past week has been a tough one for lovers of freedom. Slippery slopes have been slid down and a side of the human mind that once remained in shadow has reared its head. Charlottesville is just the first step down a dark road. In real life, on the public square, our support of freedom of speech and public assembly – a freedom that has long helped hater and lover alike – is… Read More

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