A fight is brewing between two machine intelligence startups, and neither side looks all that smart – TechCrunch

A fight is brewing between two machine intelligence startups, and neither side looks all that smart – TechCrunch

Sometimes, reading a lawsuit, it’s tempting to pick sides, to judge who is more right than wrong based on its contents. But a new lawsuit involving two venture-backed companies — both of which are rooted in machine intelligence — makes both sides sound surprisingly careless given their line of work. The plaintiff is Quid, a now 12-year-old company that has raised roughly $108 million from investors, shows Crunchbase. Its newest, $38 million round closed in October, led by REV Ventures,

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Talk key takeaways from Google Cloud Next with TechCrunch writers – TechCrunch

Talk key takeaways from Google Cloud Next with TechCrunch writers – TechCrunch

Google’s Cloud Next conference is taking over the Moscone Center in San Francisco this week and TechCrunch is on the scene covering all the latest announcements. Google Cloud already powers some of the world’s premier companies and startups, and now it’s poised to put even more pressure on cloud competitors like AWS with its newly-released products and services. TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois will be on the ground at the event, and Ron Miller will be covering from afar. Thursday at 10:00

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Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility – TechCrunch

Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility – TechCrunch

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark led a deep-dive discussion into Lyft’s IPO and the outlook for the business going forward. After skyrocketing nearly 10% on its first day hitting the public markets, Lyft stock has faded back down towards its IPO price as some investors grow more concerned over the company’s path to profitability (or

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Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material” – TechCrunch

Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material” – TechCrunch

“This law, which was conceived and passed in five days without any meaningful consultation, does nothing to address hate speech, which was the fundamental motivation for the tragic Christchurch terrorist attacks,” Sunita Bose, the managing director of the Digital Industry Group, which represents social media companies told The New York Times . Social media companies are having enough problems adhering to the standards they set for themselves. Despite pledging to remove posts that advocate for white supremacy or white nationalism,

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In San Francisco, a fight over a homeless shelter shines a harsh light on a conflicted population – TechCrunch

In San Francisco, a fight over a homeless shelter shines a harsh light on a conflicted population – TechCrunch

As of 2017, there were roughly 7,000 people living without homes in San Francisco, a number that comprises minors — a lot of them. The San Francisco Unified School District estimates that as of 2017, roughly 2,100 of the children in the school system were homeless —  a number that it said looked to be escalating, not shrinking. While parents may not hesitate to send their offspring to these same schools, some in the city’s northeast corner may be uncomfortable

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Drake invests in eSports betting startup Players’ Lounge – TechCrunch

Drake invests in eSports betting startup Players’ Lounge – TechCrunch

Drake’s latest collaboration isn’t with Kanye or Kendrick, it’s with Marissa Mayer. The rap superstar has joined a bevy of Silicon Valley investors including Strauss Zelnick, Comcast, Macro Ventures, Canaan, RRE, Courtside and Marissa Mayer to fund Players’ Lounge, an eSports startup looking to pit gamers against each other in their favorite titles with some friendly wagers on the line. The startup has just announced that it closed $3 million in funding. The company which has been around for five

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Talk Apple news with TechCrunch EIC Matthew Panzarino – TechCrunch

Talk Apple news with TechCrunch EIC Matthew Panzarino – TechCrunch

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 latest, and I can tell you that he has already developed some strong opinions…. Tomorrow at 10:30 am PT, Extra Crunch members will get to hear first-hand from him about the ins and outs of the

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Hackers conquer Tesla’s in-car web browser and win a Model 3 – TechCrunch

Hackers conquer Tesla’s in-car web browser and win a Model 3 – TechCrunch

A pair of security researchers dominated Pwn2Own, the annual high-profile hacking contest, taking home $375,000 in prizes including a Tesla Model 3 — their reward for successfully exposing a vulnerability in the electric vehicle’s infotainment system. Tesla handed over its new Model 3 sedan to Pwn2Own this year, the first time a car has been included in the competition. Pwn2Own is in its 12th year and run by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative. ZDI has awarded more than $4 million

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MoviePass co-founder’s new startup PreShow gives you free movie tickets for watching ads – TechCrunch

PreShow facial recognition

As founding CEO of MoviePass, Stacy Spikes has already changed the way we think about paying for movie tickets. Now he’s pursuing a new approach — providing a free ticket to people who watch 15 to 20 minutes of ads. Spikes told me that when it comes to watching movies outside the theater, there are three basic business models — pay-per-view, subscription and ad-supported. MoviePass brought a subscription approach into theaters, but Spikes (who stepped down as MoviePass CEO in

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