Sense360 raises $7 million to track customers in fast food restaurants

April 26, 2017

Physical tracking in shops has been a global trend have beentracking customers movements through stores in an effort to regain some of the ground lost to the online retail experience. At least, thats the argument from stores. And now fast food restaurants are picking up the rallying cry. On the back of nearly 20,000 fast food locations usingits customer-tracking technologies in stores, the Los Angeles-based startupBirdEyeraised $25 million in Februaryto…

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Uber’s secret Hell program violated drivers’ privacy, class-action suit claims

April 25, 2017

Uber supposedly expended program to way and marks Lyft motorists, building up profiles of individuals and figuring out who was driving for Uber and Lyft Uber faced yet another challenge on Monday when a former Lyft motorist entered a class-action lawsuit alleging that trade secrets planned created by the ride-hailing monstrou to spy on its challengers motorists contravened federal and nation privacy laws. The program, known internally as Hell, was…

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US considers banning laptops on flights from UK airports

April 25, 2017

All travellers from Europe could front ban aimed at outwitting terrorists who want to smuggle explosive devices in consumer items The Trump administration is considering barring fares flying to the US from UK airfields from carrying laptops, roots have told the Guardian. The proposed banning would be similar to one already impose restrictions on travellers from various Middle Eastern countries. British officials understand that their US equivalents are looking at…

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Samsungs Galaxy S8 is now on sale in the U.S., Canada and Korea with more launches to come

April 22, 2017

If youve been holding out patiently for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsungs newest flagship devices, then your wait may soon be over after the phones went on sale in an initial four markets. Samsung is starting sales in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea today (Friday), with expansions to other countries coming in the weeks ahead, TechCrunchs Brian Heater described the devices as yet further evidence that…

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Lyft head of engineering pens a letter to teammates asking for open communication

April 21, 2017

Lyftshead of engineering Jill Wetzler has penned a heartfelt letter to her fellow teammates asking them to chat openly with her about any issues they may be facing in the workplace. The letter, sent on anonymous workplace app Blind and obtained by TechCrunch, pleads with employees to reach out to her. Heres what she wrote: anonymity you want, as long as its not something Im required to escalate (harassment, discrimination,…

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No, the 5th Ave Apple Stores glass cube isnt going anywhere (permanently)

April 20, 2017

If you saw the same reports I did a bit earlier today you were likely shocked to hearthat Apple would be removing its iconic glass cube entrance way over the top of its 5th Ave retail store in NYC. The reports came via building permits that were likely tipped to sites like Macrumorsby Apple watchers. The permits call for the full removal of the glass cubical structure at the Apple…

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China to question Apple about use of app streaming to beat censors

April 20, 2017

Three government agencies head crackdown on popular software which can be used to violate internet regulation Chinese officials will interview Apple over live-streaming video software available on the companys app store, amid an increasingly hostile business context for foreign firms in the worlds second largest economy. Police, cyberspace administration and cultural rights law enforcement crew will jointly summon Apple, almost a quarter of Apples worldwide receipt in the companys most…

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Meet the man willing to spend millions to convince Elon Musk to dump Trump

April 19, 2017

Doug Derwin is devoting up to$ 2m to entice Teslas CEO to speak out against US climate change policies and resign from groups advising Trump Luxury car proprietors may seem like an unlikely target for coordinating a political resistance movement, but to Doug Derwin, its all about the manufacture: Tesla. Derwin is devoting up to$ 2m in an effort to persuade Teslas CEO, Elon Musk, to speak out against Donald…

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Big money, big ego, big bills: how to get divorced Silicon Valley style

April 19, 2017

Divorce is always hard, but it can be particularly messy in a land of huge wealth, alpha personalities and hard-nosed lawyers who dont come cheap The billionaire founder of Zynga, the San Francisco-based company that makes FarmVille, has found himself in (very messy) DivorceVille. Mark Pincus, an early investor in Facebook and Twitter who is worth $1.28bn, separated from his wife, Alison Gelb Pincus, the co-founder of home decor business…

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