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Amazon, now a physical retailer too, is granted an anti-showrooming patent

Amazon was recently granted a patent that could be used to prevent brick-and-mortar retailers from leveraging technology in their collects that could stop buyers from equating premiums of in-store commodities to those online. Yes, it appears that a new patent who are able to avoid the course of carrying out showrooming, is now, hilariously , in the mitts of Amazon the extremely fellowship that helps most from those who implementation…

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TechCrunch Startup BattlefieldAfrica

Were looking for a few good startups based in sub-Saharan Africa to participate in our inaugural Startup Battlefield Africa, and all you startup folks out there in the region arent going to want to miss this. Startup Battlefield, to Nairobi, Kenya, later this year.The Battlefield will feature several prominent startups from the region, each vying to be crowned the most promisingstartup in sub-Saharan Africa. Startups can apply to one of…


The hottest tech startups of 2017 rocked London at The Europas Awards

This week The Europas Startup Conference and Awards once again pulled together the best startups in Europe for a day of conversation, networking and partying. The conference day is rounded out by the evening awards where the hottest startups in Europe are honoured, based on the merged votes of 10,000 people in the industry and 30+ judges. You can check out all the pictures on Flickr here, on Facebook here,…


Other grocery stocks plummet as Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7B

Amazon intimidated investors away from contesting convenience store today when it acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, Kroger, and more all looked their share expenditures subside dramatically. Amazons ecommerce empire, intelligent trucking distribution network, advanced engineering, and deep pockets could all facilitate Whole Foods run circles around its old-fashioned rivals. As of busines close today, heres the unpleasant country of the rest of the grocery industry 😛…


The Columbus meetup is happening tonight but the location changed

I’m in Columbus this week and I thought we could have a quick meetup in advance of Disrupt SF in September. We’ll be meeting on Thursday at 5pm at the Standard Hall (please note the new location). You can RSVP here. There is limited space so please pick up a ticket early. We’ll have a quick pitch-off in preparation for Disrupt SF and 10 companies will have 90 seconds to…


Facebook requests input on hard questions about censorship and terrorism

How should Facebook decide whats allowed on its social network, and how to balance safety and truth with diverse opinions and cultural norms? Facebook wants your feedback on the toughest issues its grappling with, so today it published a list of seven hard questions and an email address hardquestions@fb.com where you can send feedback and suggestions for more questions it should address. Facebooks plan is to publish blog posts examining…


Woman raped by an Uber driver in India is now suing the company for privacy violations

A woman raped by her Uber driver in India is indicting both the company and three present and former top executives after it was exposed Eric Alexander, the companyspresident of business in Asia Pacific, had accessed and was carrying around her medical records. The woman, a Texas resident identified as Jane Doe in the case, is suing for intrusion into private affairs, public disclosure of private facts and libel and…


Highspot raises $15 million to perfect your sales pitch

Salespeople have a lot of things to sell and the latest technology can help them sell even more. Do you think you have the perfect pitch? Highspot will tell you if youre wrong. Or at least thatstheir pitch. Highspots software analyzesvarious communications with prospective clients, including presentations, case studies and training videos. Then it provides data about their effectiveness. If these insightslead to more sales, then it could be a…


VRs killer app: business services

Smart entrepreneurs and developers will identify the key elements of early successes and apply those lessons to other consumer-relatable industries with a B2B focus. The marketing and advertising segment is full of VR studios, application developers and distribution networks. Generally, they support agencies and brands to deliver immersive brand experiences for sales and marketing purposes. Outlyer Technologies,for example, is using 360-degree mobile ad formats to help drive user engagement. While…