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TechCrunch Senior Editor. Lover of gadgets. Occasional woodworker. And I live in Michigan. That's about it.

Ford Ditches Microsoft For QNX In Latest In-Vehicle Tech Platform — Ford today took the wraps off its next generation in-car technology package. Called Sync 3, it's expectedly faster, sleeker and much improved from the old one. It's also more intuitive, easier on the eyes and better integrates smartphone apps. But the biggest change is under the hood: Sync 3 is powered by QNX instead of Microsoft Auto.

Techstars Lands In Detroit — Detroit has a new resident: Techstars. The noted startup accelerator is today announcing Techstars Mobility, a program designed to advance young mobility and transportation companies in the Motor City. Together with Ford, Magna and Verizon Telematics, the program will give 10 startups deep access into the motor industries.

After School App Again Pulled By Apple After More School Shooting Threats — The anonymous posting app After School has once again been removed from the App Store. The app was pulled sometime late yesterday as threats of school violence continues to pop up even after the creators took steps to better filter the content.

Meet The Judges Of Hardware Battlefield 2015 — We're excited to announce the all-star investors, founders and makers judging the startups in the second annual Hardware Battlefield. From Martha Stewart, to 50 Cent, to Yves Behar, and many more, we've lined up 13 individuals who know what it takes to make a successful product and company.

After School Is Back On The App Store, But With Changes To Curb Cyberbullying — After School is back. The anonymous message board application returned to the App Store several hours after it disappeared earlier today. The app is still marketed to students and allows for the anonymous posting of messages. But an Apple spokesperson tells me that the developer made changes to prevent inappropriate and offensive content.

After Countless Reports Of Cyberbullying, Apple Has Pulled After School From The App Store — Another haven for cyberbullying has been shut down. The app After School we reported on yesterday is no longer available in the Apple App Store. After an unceremonious launch in October, the anonymous posting app After School quickly gained notoriety for cyberbullying among high school students.

With Nook Device Sales Down 60% On The Year, B&N And Microsoft End Partnership — Barnes & Noble today announced the termination of its commercial agreement with Microsoft surrounding the Nook business. This comes alongside word that Nook device sales and segment revenues fell sharply year over year. B&N states that ending the partnership gives the company greater "operational and strategic flexibility."

After School Is The Latest Anonymous App Resulting In Student Cyberbullying And School Threats — Meet After School, an anonymous Whisper-like app that hit the App Store in October 2014. And of course it's causing issues in countless schools like Yik Yak and did before it. After School allows users to post messages that only other students at their school can see.

Drones Are So Last Year At Amazon, Yet The PR Machine Rolls On — Remember last Cyber Monday? Amazon was the center of attention, but not for its sales. It was in the news for its "drones" and Amazon Prime Air, a skunkworks project that suggested Big Seattle would soon be shipping products via quadcopter.

Next Version Of Google Glass Said To Be Powered By Intel — Google hasn't thrown in the towel on Google Glass if this Wall Street Journal report is to be believed. Reportedly, Google is hard at work at the next version of Glass and has ditched Texas Instruments in favor of Intel. The first consumer version of Google Glass left a lot to be desired.
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Dec 09, 2014

Ford is serving Evian water at a press event. I guess the recession is over.

Dec 08, 2014

.@johnbiggs is consistently more grumpy than that cat yet is worth so much less.

Dec 08, 2014

Today I was reminded why the Post Office is failing after waiting in line 20 minutes to have a gruff old lady sell me stamps.

Dec 04, 2014

classy @ABC12WJRT. No attribution back to me for the removal of the After School app?

Dec 04, 2014

After Multiple Reports Of Cyberbullying, After School Disappears From The App Store by @mjburnsy

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