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Uber’s plan to fly you around

Welcome back to CTRL+T, the TechCrunch podcast where Megan Rose Dickey and I talk about the stories we want to talk about and connect them to the culture in which we’re all trying to live. We first tackled the flying taxi phenomenon that isn’t really a phenomenon anymore.

Uber For X In A Tiny Plane

The first line of the email in my box read, “This is UberX for small planes.” Yet another Uber for X mystery startup in my inbox. Yay! (not really). But the idea of skipping the traffic to Tahoe was attractive enough to bite on this one. So four days later I found myself 2,

Entrepreneurs Tackle Earthquake Safety, Urban Planning Tech In SF’s EIR Program

While heavily-funded companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber capture the spotlight as companies that controversially shape city life around transportation and space, cities and their governments have a whole bunch of behind-the-scenes needs too.

I Flew to Work in the Uber for the Skies

Flying from LA to San Francisco on business is a task normally fraught with stress and rage. But today, my journey begins from a better place. Instead of the gargantuan mess that is LAX, my Uber rolls up to a tiny airport three miles to the east.

The FAA Is Deciding If Planesharing Apps Are Legal

The Federal Aviation Administration is formally deliberating on whether amateur pilots can use apps and websites to trade extra seats on flights they’ve planned in exchange for gas money. Amateur pilots aren’t allowed to profit from flying passengers,

Gett Tries To Lure Away Uber Drivers In NYC With Promise Of Higher Pay

Can you catch more flies with honey than vinegar? On-demand ride-hailing service Gett sure hopes so, and it’s sweetening the pot for drivers in New York City by offering them increased pay rates in an attempt to lure them away from the competition. Read More

With RogerVoice, Deaf People Can Make Their First Phone Calls

This is where technology shines — RogerVoice is not yet another Uber for X. It will potentially help millions of hard-of-hearing people by letting them make phone calls. Some of them might even make their first phone call through the app. To do this,

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week saw some major tech feuds: Uber vs. Lyft, Taylor Swift vs. Spotify, LinkedIn vs. Salesforce to name a few. TechCrunch also brought you coverage of the new Amazon Echo, the latest from Tinder and the new Microsoft Dropbox partnership. These are our best stories of the week (11/1-11/7).

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, Google announced a major corporate restructuring, Samsung introduced two new flagship smartphones and Tinder took to Twitter in a full-blown PR meltdown. These are the stories to catch you up on everything that’s happened this week in the wonderful world of tech. 1. 

Uber and Its Shady Partners Are Pushing Drivers into Subprime Loans

The subprime lending market that plunged America into the Great Recession is back and as unscrupulous as ever. Instead of mortgages, this time a bubble has formed around auto loans, and reliably ruthless Uber is in the thick of it.

Lyft-Off: Zimride’s Long Road To Overnight Success

When John Zimmer and Logan Green launched a new ride-sharing service called Lyft in the spring of 2012, they instantly knew they had a hit on their hands. But that wasn’t always the case. Read More

The tech angle in dogs, mac and cheese and working out

Welcome back to TechCrunch Mixtape, the podcast where Megan Rose Dickey and I, Henry Oliver Pickavet, talk about some of the stories of the week that we feel like talking about. This week it was dogs, working out and mac and cheese. BarkBox creators Bark and Co. decided that Nashville, Tenn.

Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics

When we think about designing our dream home, we don’t think of having a thousand roommates in the same room with no doors or walls. Yet in today’s workplace where we spend most of our day,

Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018

Unicorn exits are taking flight. With the IPO window wide open, an apparent record number of venture-backed companies privately valued over $1 billion have launched public offerings this year.

Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer dApp

As money and talent flows into the crypto and blockchain worlds, a persistent question keeps coming up: what is going to be the “killer app” that drives adoption for these nascent technologies? The answer may well be quite simple: gaming in Asia. That’s the theory for Cryptokitties,

Only 48 hours left: Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin

The action you take within the next 48 hours could change your life. That’s how much time you have left to apply to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, our world-renowned pitch competition, which takes place at Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30.

The overlooked opportunity in tackling public finance

If you’re a certain age, it’s likely that you’ve never given a second thought to buying a municipal bond or the process of bond buying, even if you’ve intuited, rightly, that’s it’s an intentionally opaque business. Yet there could be a big opportunity for startups,

It’s Friday so relax and watch a hard drive defrag forever on Twitch

It's been a while since I defragged — years, probably, because these days for a number of reasons computers don't really need to. But perhaps it is we who need to defrag.

Watch every panel from TC Sessions: Robotics

Last week at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, TechCrunch held its second TC Sessions: Robotics event. It was a full day of panels and demos, featuring the top minds in robotics, artificial intelligence and venture capital, along with some of the most cutting-edge demonstrations around.

Coinbase’s first investment, Compound, earns you interest on crypto

Compound wants to let you borrow cryptocurrency, or lend it and earn an interest rate. Most cryptocurrency is shoved in a wallet or metaphorically hidden under a mattress, failing to generate interest the way traditionally banked assets do.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong to talk the future of cryptocurrency at Disrupt SF

Coinbase has come a long way since its launch in 2012. The company has raised more than $225 million and paved the way for cryptocurrencies to enter the mainstream by providing a digital currency exchange.

Nokia X将很快迎来免费的SwiftKey输入法

周一的时候,诺基亚终于宣布了其Android智能机阵容。

Lotame Acquires Mobile Ad Targeting Startup AdMobius

Data management platform Lotame just announced that it's acquiring startup AdMobius. AdMobius was founded by three alums for Apple's iAd program and from Quattro Wireless, the company that Apple acquired to build iAd.

startup,startup mount,startup nomount之间的区别 - 魔幻

startup nomount选项:(读初始化参数文件,启动实例)startup nomount选项启动实例,但不安装数据库。当数据库以这个模式启动时,参数文件被读取;后台进程和内存结构被启动;但它们不被附加或与数据库的磁盘结构进行通信。

智能机器人“入侵”教育:它已经可以教你的孩子编程了

教育已经成为了各路智能机器人“入侵”的一个重要领域。

[图]微软投资$500万研发数据中心燃料电池系统

近日微软同美国马里兰大学、Redox电力系统有限责任公司和Trans科技有限公司共同向美国能源部先进能源研究计划署(ARPA-E)投资500万美元用于研究数据中心的燃料电池供电系统。

Astronomer Can Turn Galactic Explosions Into Stellar Music

An astronomer and a graphic artist have teamed up to turn powerful explosions in distant galaxies into spellbinding music and animations. The unique celestial compositions are psychedelic and strangely beautiful.Known as gamma-ray bursts,

豌豆荚内乱:期权兑换暗存风险业务遭两面夹击

最近一段时间,对于豌豆荚这家公司,似乎有太多的问号。被并购?高管离职?期权纠纷?理财周报记者试图联系豌豆荚相关工作人员,对于被收购一事,其表示目前公司未有该打算。

纽约中小学废除禁令 学生可带手机进课堂

据美国《纽约每日新闻》1月6日报道,美国纽约市的中小学一直保留着多年前的老规定,禁止学生在校园内携带手机。然而,近日一项新规定将出台,“学生禁止带手机入校”的规定将被废除。

人工智能中的局部搜索算法 - bgmind

在局部搜索算法中,我们不再关心从初始节点到目标节点之间的路径,而是考虑从当前节点出发,移动到它的邻近状态,直到到达合理的目标状态。

谷歌要小心了:Bing打算要“弯道超车”

在全球搜索引擎市场上,我们大多数时间都在谈论谷歌搜索、必应搜索、雅虎搜索。事实上,这些搜索引擎背后牵扯上的利益 […]

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