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Zyl is a photo management app with a few AI-powered tricks

 Meet Zyl, a smart photo app to view, manage and share all your photos. Formerly called Comet, the French startup is now using deep learning to go beyond the endless grid of photos and replace the default Photos app on your phone. While Zyl started as an app to create collaborative photo albums, the app has expanded beyond this simple social feature to take care of everything you’d do… Read More
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Apple’s new ad shows how iPads are going to replace laptops

 Apple has released a brand new ad for the iPad Pro. It features a young girl and a rose gold iPad Pro running iOS 11. And Apple’s pitch is quite clear here — the iPad is the future of computers. The company even thinks there will be a time when a young person doesn’t know what “computer” means. There’s this meme that keeps coming back on Twitter. A young… Read More
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Apple could launch a bigger iPhone X Plus next year, report says

 KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote a new report about Apple’s plans for next year. According to him, the company is going to release three new iPhone devices next year. They’ll all have edge-to-edge displays with a notch. The successor of the iPhone X could be roughly the same size and shape. According to Kuo, this new iPhone would feature a 5.8-inch display with a density… Read More
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Parrot’s Henri Seydoux comes to Disrupt to talk about commercial drones

 Henri Seydoux first founded Parrot in 1994. But the company has drastically evolved over time and managed to remain relevant more than 20 years later. Less than ten years ago, Parrot started working on consumer drones. And now, the company is in the middle of another shift as it focuses more than ever on commercial drone use cases. That’s why we’re excited to announce that… Read More
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Instagram could let you follow hashtags soon

 Instagram is testing a new feature with a small fraction of its user base. As spotted by Pippa Akram and The Next Web, some users can now search for a hashtag and follow this tag in particular. Ok this is new. What does this do @SimonSocialMM @BizPaul @NatalieTFG any ideas? I've followed 2 but can't find what that means!! pic.twitter.com/LlCBk4Wmfv — Pippa Akram… Read More
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ChartMogul grabs $2.2 million to build the financial dashboard of your subscription business

 What do you do when you want to create a software-as-a-service startup but it feels like everything has been built already? You build a product that helps existing SaaS startups. That’s what ChartMogul is currently doing with its subscription analytics platform. The company just raised $ 2.2 million from Alven Capital, with existing investors Point Nine Capital and angel investors also… Read More
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Apple offers more bonds to finance its $300 billion capital return program

 Apple just started selling new bonds in order to finance a share buyback program and dividends for shareholders, as Bloomberg spotted in a filing. This is counterintuitive, as Apple is sitting on a big pile of cash and probably doesn’t need to issue bonds. But most of the company’s cash is outside of the U.S. Read More
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Apple has reportedly relocated its international tax residency to Jersey

 Last year, the EU ordered Apple to pay up to $ 14.5 billion for illegal tax benefits in Ireland. The company smelled something fishy when Commissioner Margrethe Vestager started the investigation in 2014, as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed in the Paradise Papers. Apple relocated its tax residency to the tiny island of Jersey. Read More
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N26 announces plans to launch in the US by mid-2018

 European fintech startup N26 has plans to expand beyond Europe. The company’s co-founder and CEO Valentin Stalf is announcing today at the Money20/20 conference that N26 is going to launch in the U.S. around mid-2018 and has hired a handful of people who are already working in New York. Read More
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N26 is launching its bank in the UK in 2018

 Fintech startup N26 is announcing yet another international expansion move. The company plans to launch its bank of the future in the U.K. at some point during the first half of 2018. As N26 already has a German banking license, the company can also operate in the U.K. Without getting a separate license. British customers will get an account in GBP, a debit card and personal account… Read More
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Shift Technology raises another $28 million to prevent fraudulent insurance claims

 Shift Technology is raising a Series B round of $ 28 million from Accel and General Catalyst. Accel had already led the company’s previous round. Existing investors Elaia Partners and Iris Capital are also participating in today’s round. Read More
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Melonport and ICONOMI founders come to Disrupt Berlin to talk about the future of ICOs

 Are ICOs here to stay? After producing so many headlines in 2017, the future of token sales is still filled with uncertainty. That’s why it’s going to be exciting to listen to Melonport co-founder and CEO Mona El Isa and ICONOMI co-founder Tim Zagar at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin talk about cryptocurrencies, token sales, their own ICOs and their perspective on the evolution of… Read More
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iAdvize raises $37.6 million for its customer engagement platform

 French startup iAdvize raised another $ 37.6 million (€32 million) from Idinvest, Bpifrance and Quadrille Capital. The company wants to convert casual website visitors into clients. Thanks to iAdvize, companies can track what you’re doing and engage with you to convince you that you should open a bank account, buy a coat or upgrade your subscription. With today’s funding round,… Read More
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12 neat hidden features in the iPhone X

 With the iPhone X, Apple has had to rethink many of the iOS core gestures. The new device features a brand new design with a taller display, Face ID and no home button. If you plan on buying a new iPhone X, it’s going to take a while to get used to these new metaphors. So here’s a list of some not-so-obvious features in the iPhone X. Matthew Panzarino also wrote a thorough review… Read More
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Apple releases iOS 11.1 with shiny new emojis

 New emojis. Do you need to hear anything else? Apple just released an iOS update. iOS 11.1 is the first feature update for iOS 11. It adds a couple of new things, starting with dozens of new emojis. Apple already previewed some of the new emojis, but they are now available to everyone. It includes mythical creatures, such as wizards, fairies, mermaids and vampires. There are some new… Read More
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How I cured my tech fatigue by ditching feeds

 On paper, smartphones are amazing pieces of glass. They have magically cured boredom as we always have something to do — those endless feeds of content are a perpetual source of inspiration, information and amusement. And yet, feeds need to die because they distort our views and disconnect us from other human beings around us. Many people have deleted the Facebook app from their phone… Read More
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OpenIO raises $5 million to build your own Amazon S3 on any storage device

 French startup OpenIO just raised $ 5 million from Elaia Partners, Partech Ventures and Nord France Amorçage. The company has been focusing on object storage technology for different kinds of infrastructure. With today’s funding round, the company plans to work on getting new clients in the U.S. and Japan in addition to the EMEA region. Object storage is a different way of thinking… Read More
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Apple lowers Face ID specifications to ramp up iPhone X production, report says

 According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is changing its strategy when it comes to manufacturing the Face ID sensor in the upcoming iPhone X. Requirements have been lowered so that suppliers can produce those sensors much more quickly. Update: Apple says the claims are “completely false.” KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared a concerning report a few days ago. According… Read More
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Russian government condemns Twitter’s ad ban for Russia Today and Sputnik

 The Russian government officially slammed Twitter’s decision to ban Sputnik and Russia Today from its advertising products. The Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova has posted a statement on Twitter and Facebook. Zakharova goes one step further and attacks the U.S. government directly. According to her, this has become… Read More
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Station combines all your messy web apps into a single app

 Meet Station, a startup that was created by startup studio eFounders. Station has been working on the only work app you need. It combines all the services you need into a single window and handles notifications and documents better than a normal browser. If you don’t spend your life in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook, chances are you spend most of your days in a web browser,… Read More
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Convargo grabs $19 million to improve road freight

 French startup Convargo is a marketplace for shippers and carriers so that you can find a truck and send goods across France more efficiently. The startup just raised a $ 19 million Series A round led by Inventure Partners and Earlybird. Tony Fadell, Patrick Sayer and Oskar Hartmann, Roger Crook, Clément Benoit and Romain Afflelou are also participating in today’s round. As always… Read More
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HireSweet monitors Github and Stack Overflow to recommend you your next engineer

 Hiring engineers sucks and many, many companies are trying to leverage artificial intelligence to solve this issue. French startup HireSweet is focusing on finding you candidates who didn’t even think about applying to your company. The startup scans GitHub, Stack Overflow and other technical platforms to find the experts you’re looking for. HireSweet processes unstructured data,… Read More
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TransferWise changes fees for GBP transfers, introduces complicated flat transaction fees

 Fintech startup TransferWise has built a solid reputation when it comes to transparency. The startup just announced new fees for transfers initiated from the U.K. And it’s quite hard to understand if transfers are going to be cheaper or not after the change. The company claims that in most cases transfers should be cheaper. But it’s a bit more complicated than that. TransferWise… Read More
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CapHorn Invest raises $150 million fund to invest in B2B startups

 French VC firm CapHorn Invest recently closed a new $ 150 million fund (€130 million). Around 250 CEOs and executives of big established companies invested in the fund as limited partners. This is CapHorn Invest’s second fund. The firm plans to focus on Series A rounds, from $ 600,000 to $ 6 million (€500,000 to €5 million). What’s interesting about this VC firm is that it… Read More
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Fantastical maker cleverly redefines contact apps with Cardhop

 Flexibits, the company behind popular calendar app Fantastical, is releasing a new app for macOS today. Cardhop is another take on a default productivity app. This time, the company is trying to improve the Contacts app. It is available on the Mac App Store for $ 19.99, with a $ 14.99 introductory sale. I’ve been using Cardhop for a few weeks, and it’s been a breath of fresh air when… Read More
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Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

 Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected. Read More
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Orange is launching Orange Bank on November 2

 French telecom company Orange is launching a bank. But it turns out that launching a bank is harder than expected. After many delays, Orange CEO Stéphane Richard finally announced that Orange Bank will be live on November 2 — La Tribune first reported the launch details. At some point, Orange realized that many people control their bank accounts from mobile apps. That’s why… Read More
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Watch Google unveil the Pixel 2 live right here

 Google’s big event is today. And this time, it’s all about new devices — the company should unveil a handful of new hardware products. The event will start at 9 AM in San Francisco, 12 PM in New York, 5 PM in London, 6 PM in Paris. And we already know what to expect. The big elephant in the room is Google’s new flagship Android phone, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It… Read More
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Watch Startup Battlefield Africa live right here

 Here we are in Nairobi, Kenya. For the first time, TechCrunch is hosting a conference in Africa. We have an amazing lineup of speakers who all share a ton of knowledge and expertise about technology in Kenya and Africa in general. But the real star of the show is going to be the Startup Battlefield. 15 startups are going to compete to win the Startup Battlefield competition and earn best of show. Read More
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Nouveau magasin: le flashy RipnDip

Il y des magasins qui vous attirent à cause, d’une marque, d’une technologie ou d’un service à part. RipdDip attire car il est visuel.

Cette marque peu connue vient d’investir un énorme espace au coeur de Soho et c’est …différent.

Une marque de streetwear très relax, pour les adeptes du skate board.

Mélange de parc pour enfants avec sa pelouse verte et ses peluches géantes et playground pour les ados qui ne peuvent pas s’offrir SUPREME ou KITH.

A suivre!

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Lori Systems wins Best of Show at Startup Battlefield Africa

 At the very beginning, there were 15 startups coming from all around Africa. After an incredibly fierce competition in Nairobi, Kenya, here are the winners of TechCrunch’s first ever Startup Battlefield Africa. 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… Read More
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Google tu es nul en magasin

S’il est une constante dans les réalisations de Google dans le domaine des magasins temporaires, c’est que le géant américain est mauvais.

En Octobre 2016, Google+ ouvre un pop up store à NY pour le lancement d’une gamme de gadgets dont le fameux Pixel. Le magasin était superbe, grand et….vide. Pourquoi organiser une file d’attente devant le magasin quand celui-ci était vide? Pourquoi avoir un si grand espace pour si peu de produits présentés? Et surtout: pourquoi ne pas former un minimum les employés qui faisaient des démonstrations? La réponse la plus fréquente aux questions posées était “on ne sait … Lire la suite

Apple releases a fix for LTE connectivity issues with new Apple Watch

 When Joanna Stern reviewed the Apple Watch Series 3 for the WSJ, her headline was “Apple Watch Series 3 Review: Untethered… and Unreliable.” In some cases, the Apple Watch had troubles connecting to LTE networks. It turns out it was a software bug as Apple has now issued a watchOS update that fixes LTE connectivity issues. The release notes of watchOS 4.0.1 are quite… Read More
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This is not a drill: Microsoft admits Windows Phone is dead for real

 It’s time to say goodbye for real this time. Windows Phone’s death has been slow and painful, but, as CNET spotted, the head of Microsoft’s Windows division finally admitted you shouldn’t expect anything more when it comes to Windows Phone. Microsoft doesn’t plan to let existing Windows Phone users down — there will be security updates. But don’t… Read More
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Découverte de la veste Levi’s Google

Que dire de cette veste?? Elle est la première d’une longue liste de vêtements qui vont être connectés.

Si vous êtes de passage à New York, la veste Jacquard est disponible dans le magasin Levi’s du Meatpacking District.

Si vous avez $ 350à dépenser, la voici.

Et de plus près, cela donne quelque chose comme cela.

Pas très esthétique ce bout de plastique USB, mais il faut reconnaître que les mouvements sont bien reconnus au-dessus de la manche de la veste.

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Netflix is raising prices, especially if you love 4K

 This is not the first time and probably not the last time. Beloved movie and TV streaming service Netflix is raising its subscriptions prices starting this month, as Mashable first reported and TechCrunch confirmed. The most popular plan is going to be $ 1 more expensive. Here’s what’s going to happen. Netflix currently has three plans. For $ 7.99, you can stream in small definition… Read More
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Taxify is now live in Paris to compete with Uber, Chauffeur-Privé and all the others

 Estonian startup Taxify just opened in Paris. It’s a ride-hailing company that is offering lower prices and taking a lower cut on each ride. This way, customers end up paying less and drivers make more or less as much money. There are so many transportation companies in Paris that it’s hard to keep track of all them. But two players seem to be standing out — Uber and… Read More
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.2 with a fix for crackling audio on iPhone 8

 If you just bought an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you may have encountered a rather annoying issue. Some new iPhone users could hear crackling sound during calls. Apple just released iOS 11.0.2, which includes a handful of bug fixes, including a fix for this bug. Many users have been reporting crackling noise ever since the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus came out. A colleague also noticed the same… Read More
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OpenClassrooms and Capgemini team up and launch an online apprenticeship program

 French startup OpenClassrooms is partnering with IT service company Capgemini to find and hire new people off the beaten path. This is something new for OpenClassrooms and could turn into a lucrative opportunity. Starting today, 16 people have been recruited by Capgemini to become Java J2EE experts. They’ll first start by studying full time for three months. They’ll then work at… Read More
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Heetch raises $12 million to reboot its ridesharing service

 French startup Heetch has been around for quite a few years. Although things were running smoothly, the company had to start over mostly from scratch. In March 2017, a court in Paris ruled that Heetch had been illegally operating a transportation company. The startup is now rising from the ashes and raising $ 12 million to fund its new service. Read More
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Apple open-sourced the kernel of iOS and macOS for ARM processors

 Apple has always shared the kernel of macOS after each major release. This kernel also runs on iOS devices as both macOS and iOS are built on the same foundation. This year, Apple also shared the most recent version of the kernel on GitHub. And you can also find ARM versions of the kernel for the first time. But first, it’s time for some computer history. The first version of macOS… Read More
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Amazon en mode pirate

Amazon en mode pirate lance un nouveau mode d’achat: la chasse aux trésors. Des camions circulent dans différentes villes des Etats-Unis. Ces camions contiennent quelques “trésors” sélectionnés par Amazon et il suffit simplement de s’inscrire avec son téléphone portable par SMS pour être averti du passage du camion dans son quartier et des trésors à ……..acheter.

Le service revient après une première expérience en 2016.

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CallDesk raises $2.5 million for its AI agent for customer support calls

 It’s time to put an end to these dumb automatic customer support calls that ask you to press 1, then press 4, then press 2, then say “yes”… CallDesk is working on a virtual agent for customer support calls. Think something like Siri for customer calls. Point Nine Capital and EQT Ventures are investing in today’s funding round of $ 2.5 million (€2.1 million). There… Read More
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Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated

 John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In particular, he thinks that people are too scared about general purpose artificial intelligence. A few years ago, Giannandrea compared artificial intelligence to a 4-year-old child. Today, he revised his statement and said that it’s even worse than that.… Read More
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Apple’s Lisa Jackson says the EPA hasn’t changed, leadership has changed

 Apple’s Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson has a lot to say about the Environmental Protection Agency. She served as the administrator of the EPA during Obama’s first term, and she now thinks Donald Trump’s administration is causing a great threat to the agency. “The Environmental Protection Agency is, to me, an extension of the… Read More
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CryptoMove protects sensitive data by fragmenting it and moving it around

 CryptoMove thinks that data encryption is not enough. If you want to protect your data against hackers, the startup is using a new strategy by fragmenting your data, encrypting it and moving it around so that it doesn’t stay still on a server somewhere. CryptoMove is participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. At the same time, CryptoMove doesn’t try to… Read More
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Augmedics is building augmented reality glasses for spinal surgery

 Meet Augmedics, an Israeli startup working on augmented reality headsets for surgeons performing spinal surgery. The company is participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Computer assisted surgery systems are nothing new. Plenty of surgeons look at a screen while performing an operation. But Vizor is something new. Instead of making you look away from your patient,… Read More
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And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2017 is… Pi

 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 a chance to win $ 50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. After hours of deliberations, TechCrunch editors pored over the judges’ notes and narrowed the list down… Read More
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Apple is releasing macOS High Sierra on September 25

 Apple has been hard at work on four different operating systems — iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS. And the company just updated its website after its iPhone launch event. It now says that macOS High Sierra is going to come out on September 25. macOS didn’t get any love this time around as the company didn’t even mention High Sierra once. Maybe there wasn’t enough time.… Read More
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Alexa Shop Assist wins the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize

 Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 24 hours to work on their projects. Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regulars. Some of them slept on the floor in a corner, while others drank too much Red Bull. We could all feel the… Read More
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