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Mar 26, 2019
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Mar 25, 2019
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Mar 26, 2019
By Business Insider Australia
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Mar 26, 2019

Uber is paying $3.1BN to pick up Middle East rival Careem

After months and months of rumors it’s finally been confirmed that ride-hailing giant Uber is picking up its Middle East rival Careem in an acquisition deal worth $3.1 billion — with $1.7BN to be paid in convertible notes and $1.4BN in cash. Careem was founded as a ride-hailing rival to…

By Natasha Lomas
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Mar 26, 2019

Apple TV+ makes Facebook Watch look like a joke

Apple flexed its wallet today in a way Facebook has scared to do. Tech giants make money by the billions, not the millions, which should give them an easy way to break into premium video distribution: buy some must-see content. That’s the strategy I’ve been advocating for Facebook but t…

By Josh Constine
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Mar 26, 2019

Abundant’s apple harvesting robots get their first commercial deployment

We’ve been writing about Abundant Robotics for roughly three years at this point. Now the SRI spin out is finally ready for primetime. Abundant announced this week that New Zealand-based T&G Global will be using its robots to harvest apples. Abundant says the news is part of a plan to be involv…

By Brian Heater
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Mar 26, 2019
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Mar 26, 2019
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Mar 25, 2019

Talk Apple news with TechCrunch EIC Matthew Panzarino

Apple rolled out major updates to main consumer services today, including a new Apple credit card, an ad-free TV subscription service, a paywalled version of News (that includes Extra Crunch), and a gaming platform upgrade. TechCrunch Editor-In-Chief Matthew Panzarino attended live to hear the late…

By Eric Eldon
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Mar 25, 2019
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Mar 25, 2019

Deep Science AI joins Defendry to automatically detect crimes on camera

Deep Science AI made its debut on stage at Disrupt NY 2017, showing in a live demo how its computer vision system could spot a gun or mask in CCTV footage, potentially alerting a store or security provider to an imminent crime. The company has now been acquired in a friendly merger with Defendry, w…

By Devin Coldewey
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Mar 25, 2019

On the ground with TechCrunch at GDC 2019

The Game Developers Conference was held last week in San Francisco and we wanted to get together to discuss what we saw at the show for Extra Crunch members. VR, gaming engines, Unity, Unreal and Epic were just some of the topics we touched upon. But perhaps the biggest of all was Google’s ne…

By Lucas Matney, Eric Peckham
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Mar 26, 2019
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Mar 26, 2019
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Mar 26, 2019
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Mar 26, 2019
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Mar 26, 2019

5 questions with Stephen Malkmus

"If you’re gonna put stuff out on a record label and they’re gonna take like half your earnings, you want them to do something, right?"

By Leah Greenblatt
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Mar 26, 2019
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Mar 26, 2019
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Mar 26, 2019
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