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Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive

techcrunch.com — I'm going to put this right up front: Adr1ft isn't for the weak of stomach. The virtual reality free-floating space survival sim left me a tad queasy, and I'm somewhere in the middle of the VR sickness sensitive spectrum. But for those looking to boldly barf where only Oculus Rift owners have barfed before, Adr1ft is launching on HTC Vive today.

UberCENTRAL lets businesses request and pay for customer rides

techcrunch.com — You can lead a horse to water and hope they'll buy something when they're there - or at least, that's how I think the expression goes after learning that Uber is launching a new program called UberCENTRA L to let businesses of any size request, pay for and manage rides for customers from a centralized dashboard.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to test a tech demo train in 2017

techcrunch.com — Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), aka the Hyperloop company not currently embroiled in executive drama, announced today that it's going to help build a train. Not a Hyperloop, mind you, but a conventional rail-based train - with a few tech twists.

Oracle buys enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3B

techcrunch.com — Oracle will acquire NetSuite for about $9.3 billion, or $109 per share in an all-cash deal, the companies announced Thursday. Both Oracle and NetSuite's cloud service offerings aimed at enterprise customers will continue to operate and "coexist in the marketplace forever," according to a statement by Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.

Consumer advocacy groups ask the FTC to look into Mercedes-Benz Drive Pilot ad

techcrunch.com — A letter to the FTC co-authored by executives from Consumer Reports, the Ralph Nader-founded Center for Auto Safety and the Center for Auto Safety, as well as a former NHTSA Administrator, asks that the federal regulator investigate Mercedes-Benz on the grounds a new TV ad overstates the self-driving capabilities of the 2017 E-Class.

Microsoft's new Pix app uses AI to take better portraits - Apps

techcrunch.com — Microsoft Pix is looking to become your new go-to camera app on iPhone. The new iOS offering from Microsoft's mobile team employs some artificial intelligence smarts to help make sure you take the best pictures, by eliminating human error through batch captures and by enhancing image color, exposure and other variables that can make the difference between drab and dramatic for your snapshots.

AR in Mercedes-Benz’s Rescue Assist app gives first responders an inside look

technewsi.altervista.org — Mercedez-Benz has been putting QR codes on the B-pillars and inside the fuel door of new cars since November 2013, and those have provided a way for first responders and emergency personnel to quickly get detailed model info about any Mercedes-Be...

Ford and MIT project provides on-demand electric shuttles for students

technewsi.altervista.org — Ford is working with MIT on a research project that will deploy a new fleet of on-demand electric shuttles that can ferry students from class-to-class both on campus and on city roads at MIT's Cambridge, Mass. location. Students can hail on...

AR in Mercedes-Benz’s Rescue Assist app gives first responders an inside look

techcrunch.com — Mercedez-Benz has been putting QR codes on the the B-pillars and inside the fuel door of new cars since November 2013, and those have provided a way for first responders and emergency personnel to quickly get detailed model info about any Mercedes-Benz vehicle involved in an accident using the Rescue Assist mobile app.

Smartphone shipments return to growth after early 2016 decline, says Canalys

technewsi.altervista.org — During the second quarter of 2016, smartphone shipments saw a modest return to growth after a first quarter which saw the first ever year-over-year decline in worldwide smartphone sales, according to research firm Canalys. But sequentially, shipm...
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Jul 28, 2016

RT @bwertz: [new blog post] Raising Capital for Marketplaces in 2016 - the "marketplace napkin"  http://versionone.vc/marketplace-fundraising/ 

Jul 27, 2016

I wonder what the success rate was on my John Irving joke from today’s Daily Crunch  http://link.techcrunch.com/public/7249640 

Jul 26, 2016

@michaelgrothaus I know someone, let me see if they’re open to it.


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