Porsche and Lucasfilm co-designed a new starfighter for the Star Wars universe – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Porsche typically concerns itself with terrestrial vehicle designs, but for a new project it worked with Lucasfilm designers in collaboration on a new starfighter for the Star Wars universe. The starfigher, called the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus, obviously doesn’t exist in full-scale flyable form, but it is being built out as a 5-foot long highly-detailed sub-scale […]

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And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2019 is… Scaled Robotics – TechCrunch

Reading Time: < 1 minute At the very beginning, there were 14 startups. After two days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for […]

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Amazon launches Audible Suno free app featuring short-stories in India – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon is having another go at expanding its reach to listeners in India. The company, which launched pay-to-use Audible in the country last year, today introduced a new service called Audible Suno that offers free access to “hundreds of hours of audio entertainment, enlightenment and learning.” And it’s banking on major Indian celebrities to draw […]

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Sleek raises $5M to help companies incorporate and operate in Singapore and Hong Kong – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sleek, a startup that is making it easier for other startups and companies to incorporate and operate in Singapore and Hong Kong, said today it has extended its seed financing round to raise $5 million. The extended seed round for the two-year-old startup was led by private investors Pierre Lorinet and Fabio Blom, and MI8, […]

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Rocket Lab cuts the ribbon on its US launch facility, with the Air Force as its first customer – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Launch provider Rocket Lab has opened the doors on LC-2, its first launch facility in the U.S., adding capacity and versatility for providing trips to orbit. And LC-2 already has its first customer: the U.S. Air Force’s Space Test Program. The company had a little shindig today at the facility, located on Wallops Island in […]

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Twitter is bringing back Election Labels to identify 2020 US election candidates – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes With just less than a year until U.S. Election Day, Twitter is bringing back its Election Labels, which provide information about political candidates — including which office they’re running for and their state and district number. The labels will also have a small ballot box icon to accompany this information. The feature was first launched […]

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Atlassian launches new serverless cloud development platform – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Atlassian has a portfolio of developer tools like Bitbucket, Jira and Confluence. It also has a marketplace with thousands of add-ons. But what it lacked was a development platform to call its own. Today, that changed when the company announced the Forge platform. “Forge will empower developers to more easily build and run enterprise-ready cloud […]

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Hulu launches its viewer-friendly ‘binge watch ads’ – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hulu today is launching a new kind of ad experience that allows brands to specifically target binge-watchers — that is, viewers who are watching multiple episodes of a favorite program over a long stretch of time. These “binge watch ads” utilize machine learning techniques to predict when a viewer has begun to binge watch a […]

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The last decade in real estate, and a peek into the next one – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Allen Miller is a principal at Oak HC/FT based in San Francisco. He’s excited by bold entrepreneurs building great companies across categories, especially in fintech. More posts by this contributor 2019 looks to continue another lights-out year for fintech startups Financial technology startups emerged as serious challengers to financial services in 2017 As we barrel […]

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Carbon’s new CEO discusses local manufacturing, funding and a potential IPO – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes After six years as head of DuPont, Ellen Kullman joins the fast-growing 3D printing company Brian Heater @bheater / 12 hours Last month, Carbon announced its first new CEO in the company’s history. With $260 million worth of investments and a $2.5 billion, it’s a big job. But Carbon’s 500-person headcount is small potatoes compared […]

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