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Mike Butcher

Freelance Journalist, mbites.com & Editor At Large — TechCrunch
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This Russian project will detect a face in any TV channel in real-time

techcrunch.com — These days you tend to hear about Russia in terms of its government hacking the US election. But some canny Russian developers have put their skills to something more productive: monitoring the TV appearances of world leaders. A team of Russian developers have released an AI powered algorithm that tracks all world leaders activities in all media.

Prelude Fertility aims to give women and couples a choice on the timing of a family

techcrunch.com — With a women's fertility declining just as they enter the full flush of their careers alongside their male counterparts (usually from the mid 20s to 30s) egg freezing has been on the rise. In 2014 only 6,200 women in the US opted to freeze their eggs to preserve their fertility.

Anarchy or ecstacy in the UK? Study to reveal Brexit impact at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

techcrunch.com — TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on 5-6 December. Today we're delighted to say James Wise, Partner with Balderton Capital is also joining our panel on the theme of the impact of Brexit on startups in the UK and Europe.

SoloLearn raises a $1.2M seed round to socialize mobile code learning via its app

techcrunch.com — There are of course plenty of ways to learn to code online these days. But recently there's been a trend to allow would-be developers to learn it on the go. We've already covered the efforts of Enki to create a 'snackable' mobile learning app for developers.

YC’s Sam Altman stands by advisor Peter Thiel for bankrolling Donald Trump

techcrunch.com — You can imagine the hypothetical advisory board meeting at Y Combinator can't you. "So, Peter, you know that latest allegation of sexual harassment against Donald Trump? Well, have have a womens' safety startup in the next cohort. As you've met him, do you think The Donald could help us beta test it?"

What the heck is Station F? Find out from Roxanne Varza at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

techcrunch.com — TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. Seen the HBO/Sky show "Silicon Valley"? Yes, this is the real-life version. But unlike the show, this can catapult startups into the stratosphere. And we have amazing content and speakers to match the startups you'll see launched. Today we're delighted to say Roxanne Varza is also joining.

Peter Thiel will donate $1.25M to the Trump campaign, despite the latest controversies

techcrunch.com — Peter Thiel surprised Silicon Valley enough when he endorsed controversial Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention earlier this year. Valley investors and entrepreneurs - the vast majority of whom do not support Trump - are likely to be even more taken aback by the news that Thiel has chosen this point to donate $1.25 million to his campaign.

A win for InnoGames as MTG acquires Eight Roads Ventures stake for $100M

techcrunch.com — InnoGames, the Hamburg-based developer and publisher of successful browser games such as Elvenar, Tribal Wars, The West, and Grepolis, is going to the next level. MTG ( Modern Times Group), the Swedish digital entertainment company, has acquired a 35% stake in the company for an estimated $100 million, valuing the company at $287 million.

Giant migrant brand Lebara to launch against FX startups like Transferwise, Azimo

techcrunch.com — This weekend Lebara - the mobile network business which has become a universally recognised brand for the world's migrant community - is to enter the international money transfer market, potentially putting the squeeze on tech newcomers like Transferwise and Azimo.

Hyperloop One and Dubai Future Accelerators will build the first ‘hyperloop for cargo’

techcrunch.com — Back in August there were clear signs that Hyperloop One (HO) might be building its super fast transportation system at the Jebel Ali port in Dubai. The Royalty-led government of the United Arab Emirates and the CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, appeared to be entertaining the idea of a submerged, floating Hyperloop to shift cargo at lightning speed from the port, having spent billions on the new port terminals.
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Oct 24, 2016

Can you guys check  http://techcrunch.com  on your mobile web browser? We had some issues - want to make sure it's all working ok now

Oct 24, 2016

RT @KatyLoffman: We're crowd-funding a Berkel Bike so my disabled husband can cycle again  http://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/david-loffman-1  #Cybathlon. We need £6,000! Please share

Oct 23, 2016

Very glad my friends in the US can now enjoy Black Mirror on Netflix. Get to it! First is Nosedive...

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