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Reverso now lets you translate words using your voice

 Dictionary app Reverso is getting a major update with a focus on voice features. In particular, you can now say a phrase to translate it. This might be particularly useful if you can’t spell a word or when you don’t know anything about a language and you can ask the other person to repeat a phrase to get a translation. Conversely, when you press the tiny speaker icon, the… Read More

How to cure ‘corporate amnesia’ with knowledge management software

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Please, PLEASE tell us he’s not in sales (or IT)

This company adopts one of those employee incentive programs where, if you come up with an idea that increases revenue, you’ll get a percentage of the increased profits for the next year, reports an IT pilot fish on the inside.”At our next meeting, …

The Morning After: Monday, June 26th 2017

It’s Monday morning, and we’re talking about how tweets are now official presidential statements, the problem with the console wars and Snapchat Specs made for underwater.

When does support end for… Office 2007?

Businesses that remain wedded to Office 2007 have just over three months to drop Office 2007’s applications and switch to a newer suite, such as Office 2016.Office 2007’s support expires Oct. 10. After that date, Microsoft will no longer supply patc…

Jeff Bezos says Amazon will ‘keep investing’ in India as rivals raise new war chests

 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged to continue to invest in India as it bids to keep pace with rivals in the country that have landed large investments from big name backers. SoftBank and Alibaba have pumped close to $2 billion into Paytm lately while India’s original online retailer, Flipkart, won the backing of prestigious trio Microsoft, eBay and China’s Tencent via a recent… Read More

Western Digital won’t consent to SK Hynix participation in Toshiba chip unit sale

TOKYO (Reuters) – Western Digital Corp has told Toshiba Corp that it will not agree to a sale of the Japanese conglomerate’s prized memory chip unit to a preferred bidding consortium that includes rival chipmaker SK Hynix Inc .

EU court seen ruling on Intel antitrust case next year: judge

PARIS (Reuters) – Europe’s top court is likely to rule on Intel’s appeal against a record 1.06 billion euro ($1.19 billion) EU antitrust fine next year, an EU judge said on Monday, a case that may affect companies such as Google and Qualcomm in the …

A new wireless tower network grows in Africa as YC alum Tizeti raises $2.1 million

 Wireless networking may be getting a high speed boost across Nigeria as YCombinator alumnus Tizeti looks to expand in the region. The company has raised $2.1 million in new financing from a slew of African and American venture firms to continue i…

Netflix remains ruthless as ‘Girlboss’ cut after one season

Netflix never talks audience numbers with its shows, but there’s one sure way to know when one is doing poorly. The streaming company cancelled Girlboss, the third series over the last month to get canned. The show was unpopular with critics from the…

Wefox acquires digital insurance carrier One

 Wefox, the insurance platform that enables customers, insurance brokers and insurance providers to transact and manage insurance products digitally, has acquired One, a fully digital and newly launched insurance provider. Read More

2-4-1 Disrupt Berlin tickets released this Thursday

 Alright European startup fans, we’ve got quite the deal for you — we’ll soon be releasing a batch of 50 Disrupt Berlin 2017 tickets at the deeply discounted rate of two for the price of one. Yes, you read that right. This event is best described as the hottest startup show in Europe — you’re definitely not going to want to miss it. Read More

Recapping the first TechCrunch China event in Shenzhen

 Last week we hosted our first TechCrunch China event in Shenzhen, the hardware capital of the world. We were delighted to welcome thousands of attendees to the event, which included a host of top tech industry names, exciting up-and-coming startups, investors, students, hackers and much, much more. For those of you who didn’t make it, here’s a recap of what went down at the… Read More

Mohu’s latest indoor antenna has a 65-mile range

Mohu has something new for all of the cord-cutters out there. The company has upgraded its indoor Leaf antenna and the new version delivers a 65-mile reception range. That’s up from the 50-mile range of the previous model. Mohu says that its SignaLif…

Starling Bank passports to Europe, first stop Ireland

 London-based Starling Bank is continuing to gather momentum. After a staggered launch of its current account kicked off in March, the digital-only bank is announcing imminent expansion to Europe, starting with the Republic of Ireland where it has attained a so-called “banking passport”. Read More

Yoyo Wallet raises £12M Series B led by Metro Group to expand in Europe

 The race to digitise the loyalty card just got a shot in the arm with the news that Yoyo Wallet, the European-based mobile payment and customer loyalty platform, has raised a £12 million Series B round, led by the US wholesale and food retail giant Metro Group. The round is joined by the UK-based Woodford Investment Management and Touchstone Innovations. The deal is subject to FCA approval.… Read More

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home.

Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will step down according to reports

 Panodora’s chief executive and co-founder Tim Westergren intends to hand over the reins at the company, according to a report in Recode citing people familiar with the company’s plans.  Read More

Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad insects

There are good insects, and then there are bad bugs. And the folks at Seattle-based Intellectual Ventures Lab (IVL) have been working on a device that will only kill pests and leave the others unharmed. It’s called the Photonic Fence, and has been in…

Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm

 Justin Caldbeck, the co-founder of Binary Capital, and Matt Mazzeo, the firm’s newest partner, have both resigned from the venture firm, according to a statement from the firm’s remaining co-founder Jonathan Teo. The statement confirms reporting earlier in the evening on Sunday from Axios and comes as the investment firm struggles to remove the stain of allegations of sexual… Read More

The “last mile” in education and training

 After graduating from college in 1994, I spent a few years at McKinsey & Co. – a young kid in an ill-fitting suit naively but energetically attempting to convince experienced and jaded managers to do their jobs differently.
One question that kept coming up for a number of clients was who was likely to win the war to bring broadband access to homes: telephone companies or cable companies. Read More

China, Canada vow not to conduct cyber attacks on private sector

(Reuters) – China and Canada have signed an agreement vowing not to conduct state-sponsored cyber attacks against each other aimed at stealing trade secrets or other confidential business information.

Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell & Greg Christie recount creation of original iPhone interface & more in new video

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone being released to the public. In honor of the anniversary, former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell, and Greg Christie have sat down the The Wall Street Journal to offer some backstory on the device’s inception and the development process…

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Ex-NASA scientist calls Goop’s ‘healing stickers’ a load of BS

You’re probably used to ignoring all those overpriced New Age-y therapies and miracle cures Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop tends to promote. Remember that time when it suggested inserting jade eggs into the vagina to “increase chi?” No? Well, you can…

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