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The new iOS App Store lets devs choose whether or not to reset ratings when updating

 When an app developer releases a new update in the App Store, all their beautiful reviews disappear in the ether. This is about to change as developers will soon have the option to keep app reviews and the rating for the current version when they release an update. Read More
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Clustree grabs $7.9 million for its AI-powered recruitment service

 French startup Clustree just raised a $ 7.9 million Series A round (€7 million) from Creandum with Idinvest Partners and Alven Capital also participating. Clustree leverages machine learning to help both good employees who feel stuck in their jobs and HR departments who might not think to check their own companies for the perfect candidate. In order to do this, Clustree has structured more… Read More
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Three computer vision experts join TechCrunch’s Tel Aviv event

 Who’s going to be the next Mobileye? Computer vision is a hot topic for the tech industry, and especially in Israel. It seems like Israeli entrepreneurs are one step ahead when it comes to developing computer vision technology. That’s why we’re excited to announce that three computer vision experts are going to join us on stage to share their knowledge about this space. First… Read More
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Watch Google’s I/O keynote live right here

 Are you ready for some major news on all things Google? Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time (1 PM on the East Cost, 6 PM in London, 7 PM Central European Time) and you can watch the live stream right here on this page. We have a team on the ground ready to cover the event, so don’t forget to read our live blog to… Read More
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Le musée secret de Victoria’s Secret

Dans le cadre de la rénovation d’un de ses magasins new yorkais, la marque Victoria’s Secret vient d’ouvrir les portes de son propre musée de lingerie.

La lingerie selon Victoria’s Secret est un show. Le musée permet donc de découvrir les tenues célébres ainsi que les secrets de fabrication de ses tenues.

Dans ce magasin, vous pouvez donc faire votre shopping entre des sous-vêtements à $ 28 et un soutien-gorge à $ 3 millions.

L’exposition reprend tous les éléments du dernier show Victoria’s Secret à Paris. Pour bien comprendre la complexité de fabrication de la lingerie portée par les mannequins … Lire la suite

Snap’s Spectacles are now available in Europe

 Snap’s Spectacles are going on a summer tour across Europe. Starting today, anyone in Europe can buy a pair of sunglasses on Snap’s website or in a vending machine. With this launch, Spectacles are available outside of the U.S. for the first time. European Spectacles are exactly the same as the ones that launched in September 2016 in the U.S. While the excitement around Spectacles… Read More
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Apply right NOW for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv

 TechCrunch is coming back to Israel with a Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv because everybody had a great time last year. The event will be on June 28 at Trask, between 6-10 p.m. If you want to introduce your startup to the world, compete in the Pitch-Off. It’s a great challenge and applications are open now! All applications must be in by June 6. That’s in five days, so hurry… Read More
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Get ready for a new Pokémon game for smartphones

 The Pokémon Company just launched a new website introducing a brand new Pokémon game for your iPhone and Android phone, as Kotaku spotted. The game is called Pokéland and is currently only available as a limited beta in Japan. If you think this is a sequel to Pokémon Go, you’ll be disappointed as it looks like a brand new game. According to the website, Pokéland is all about… Read More
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Concord wants to become the Google Docs of contracts

 Concord wants to be your all-in-one solution for everything related to contracts. The startup just raised a $ 3.7 million Series A round from Alven Capital, with existing investors Streamlined Ventures, Bruno Deschamps and Thibault Poutrel also participating. Many departments rely on contracts to work with clients, suppliers, legal partners and more. But it’s still a tedious process as… Read More
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Google launches Google Assistant on the iPhone

 Watch out Siri, there’s a new kid in town. Google just announced at its I/O developer conference that its personal assistant is coming to iOS. You won’t be able to replace Siri with Google Assistant, but you’ll be able to use the feature in Google’s dedicated app. Read More
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Android Go is a lightweight version of Android for crazy cheap phones

 There are 2 billion Android devices currently in use around the world. Google is now thinking about the next 2 billion devices. In order to do this, Google has a new project called Android Go. It’s a lightweight version of the upcoming version of Android (Android O) with optimized apps and Play Store. Google focused on devices with very low specs, users with limited connectivity and… Read More
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Retirer de l’argent sans carte bancaire

L’innovation passe de plus en plus par le secteur bancaire. Dernier exemple en date: Wells Fargo. La banque a récemment introduit 13000 nouveaux distributeurs automatiques d’argent qui permettent de retirer de l’argent sans carte bancaire.

On a tous connu ce moment “J’ai oublié mon portefeuille”

Pour cette banque, le futur est sans carte et pour les 20 millions de clients mobiles, cette option de retrait d’argent sans carte est un plus.

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Everything Google announced at its Google I/O keynote

 Google just kicked off its annual Google I/O developer conference. It’s a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at what’s next for Android and other platforms. This year was no different as the company announced a ton of stuff. In case you missed it, here’s everything Google announced today. Read More
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Frichti grabs $33.7 million for its meal delivery service

 Food startups are apparently still steaming hot as French startup Frichti just raised a whopping $ 33.7 million (€30 million). Frichti is currently available in Paris and nearby cities. It handles everything in-house — from cooking to orders and deliveries. Verlinvest and Felix Capital invested in today’s funding round, with existing investors Alven Capital and Idinvest Partners… Read More
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Apply for the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off now

 As you may have noticed TechCrunch is coming back to Israel with a Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv because we had a great time last year. The event will be on June 28, at Trask, between 6-10 p.m. Israel is one of the world’s fastest-growing and most impressive startup ecosystems, and we simply can’t resist coming back. If you feel you have the chops to compete in the Pitch-off… Read More
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Stae helps cities take advantage of their data

 Stae wants to help local governments collect, manage and process data about their infrastructure. The company just raised $ 1.5 million from Story Ventures, Fontinalis Partners and Samsung Next. I first covered Stae back in April 2016. The vision hasn’t changed much, it’s all about preparing cities for the future and upgrading infrastructure by making it more efficient through… Read More
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Stanley Robotics is building robots that can park your car for you

 French startup Stanley Robotics just raised $ 4 million (€3.6 million) from Elaia Partners, Bpifrance and Idinvest Partners. The company is building giant robots that pick up your car at the entrance of a parking lot and park it for you. If you drive your car to the airport, you know how expensive it can be to leave your car at the airport for a week. Airport parking lots have turned into one… Read More
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This concept video shows some great improvements for iOS 11

 2017 is no different — I still hate concept videos. But Federico Viticci and Sam Beckett teamed up once again to design some of the changes they’d like to see with iOS 11. It’s more convincing than your average concept video. In particular, this video focuses on iOS for the iPad. The Shelf is an interesting new feature. You can pull it down from the top of the screen and… Read More
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And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY 2017 is… RecordGram

 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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reVIVE wins the Disrupt NY 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize

 It’s been a long night at Pier 36, the site of the Disrupt NY Hackathon. Around 750 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. Here are the top hacks … Read More
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Shazam est maintenant un jeu à la télé américaine

Shazam, l’outil de reconnaissance des chansons et qui sert aussi dans de nombreuses publicités américaines pour faire une connexion entre la pub à la télé et votre smartphone, va à présent avoir son propre jeu télévisé aux Etats-Unis.
Le challenge: reconnaître une chanson avant Shazam. Oui c’est assez original!

A découvrir le 25 mai sur Fox avec Jamie Fox.
Le jeu télévisé: la nouvelle exit strategy des startups américaines?

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Chez Nike, si vous n’achetez pas en magasin on vous demande pourquoi

C’est nouveau ! Dans certains magasins Nike de New York, si vous sortez du magasin sans achats, on vous remet une petite carte donnant accès à un site d’enquête pour mieux comprendre pourquoi vous n’avez pas acheté !

Si vous répondez au questionnaire sur TellNike vous recevrez un bon de réduction de $ 10 sur votre prochain achat.

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If you suck at taking photos with your iPhone, Apple has tips for you

 Apple just released a dozen of videos on its website (and some of them on YouTube) about the camera on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. At first I thought it would be a step-by-step three-minute tutorial explaining all the buttons in the Camera app. But it focuses more on hidden features and how to get the most out of your phone’s camera. Named ‘How to shoot on iPhone 7’,… Read More
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YayPay introduces cash flow forecasts for accounts receivable

 If your company works with big clients, you might want to be able to predict what’s going to happen with your company’s bank account. YayPay is introducing weather forecasts, but for your unpaid invoices. This way, you know if it’s safe to commit to big projects. YayPay first launched on stage at Disrupt London. The company wants to help accounts receivable teams when it comes… Read More
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Watch the Microsoft Build 2017 keynote live right here

 Microsoft is holding its annual Build developer conference this week and the company is kicking off the event with its inaugural keynote this morning. You can watch the live stream right here. The keynote is scheduled to start at 8 am on the West Coast, 11 am on the East Coast, 4 pm in London and 5 pm in Paris. This is a developer conference, so you shouldn’t expect new hardware devices.… Read More
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Emmanuel Macron and how political campaigns will never be the same

 Every major campaign brings its set of changes. Barack Obama used big data and micro-targeting in his 2008 campaign. Then social networks became a great way to address messages to voters directly. But the political campaigns of 2016 and 2017 have been something different altogether. The internet has become so big that trolls started to have a significant influence on the results of the elections. Read More
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Microsoft teases new Surface event in Shanghai on May 23rd

 If the Surface Laptop wasn’t enough, Microsoft is going to announce new devices once again at an event later this month. The company’s vice president of devices Panos Panay teased the event in a tweet and Instagram photo. Besides the city and date, the only hint we have is the use of the hashtag “#Surface.” Given that the Surface Laptop is brand new, the Surface Studio… Read More
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This could be Amazon’s Echo with a built-in display

 Rumor has it that Amazon has been working on an Echo device with a touchscreen for a while. AFTVnews spotted an image on Amazon’s own servers. And it looks like a device we’ve never seen before. As you can see, this isn’t exactly the best image of the device. It’s extremely pixelated because it’s a tiny thumbnail. I believe it’s going to appear at the top of… Read More
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Amazon modifies its Kindle ebook contracts following EU investigation

 Amazon has accepted new contract terms with book publishers in the European Union after Commissioner Margrethe Vestager led an investigation into Amazon’s practices. After today’s decision, Amazon will no longer force publishers to provide the best price on the company’s Kindle store. The investigation started a couple of years ago as publishers started to worry that… Read More
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Qualcomm could be looking at banning iPhone imports into the U.S.

 I don’t think anyone was expecting this punch. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Qualcomm is thinking about asking the International Trade Commission (a U.S. trade agency despite the misleading name) to ban imports of iPhones into the U.S. This is the latest twist in the ongoing conflict between Apple and Qualcomm. Qualcomm hopes that the ITC could rule on the issue sooner than… Read More
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Imagination Technologies starts dispute with Apple over graphics chips

 British chipset firm Imagination Technologies is having a tough quarter. After announcing that the company had laid off hundreds of employees as Apple is about to end its relationship with its supplier, the company is now starting the dispute process according to a statement sent to Reuters. Imagination Technologies has worked for many years with Apple on graphics chipsets. Its designs have… Read More
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You’ll be able to upgrade any Windows 10 S device to Windows 10 Pro

 Microsoft just unveiled a new operating system — Windows 10 S. This secured and streamlined operating system is perfect for the education market. But Microsoft is also going to ship Windows 10 S on its perfectly capable Surface Laptop. During the press conference, the company has compared the new $ 999 laptop with various MacBooks, making it even more puzzling that it opted for a… Read More
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Apple’s new Portrait mode ad shows empty streets in Shanghai

 Apple has released a new ad showcasing the Portrait mode feature for the iPhone 7 Plus. This one is interesting because it was entirely shot in China, one of Apple’s key markets along with the U.S. and Europe. In particular, you can see a young couple in the streets of Shanghai. It looks like they’re here to explore the city. The streets are busy and noisy. But once the man turns… Read More
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Tempow turns your dumb Bluetooth speakers into a connected sound system

 Meet Tempow, a French startup that can make your Bluetooth speakers more versatile. The company has been working on a new implementation of the Bluetooth protocol in order to let you play music from your phone on multiple speakers and headphones at once. Bluetooth speakers have become a common gift and a hit item in consumer electronics stores. Most people now have multiple Bluetooth speakers… Read More
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Your next computer could be in a data center

 Most of the apps on your phone already rely on a server component to store and process your data. When you post a video on Facebook, it gets re-encoded into multiple formats on the server so that other users can stream your video in SD, HD, etc. But I think this trend is going to become even more important in the coming years, with all your devices acting as a simple screen into your stuff… Read More
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Apple’s Carpool Karaoke has been delayed to ‘later this year’

 The end of April (and also my birthday in case you care) is coming really soon, which means that Apple only has a few more days to release its first original video series for Apple Music. In a statement sent to TechCrunch, Apple said that Carpool Karaoke has been delayed until later this year. “Carpool Karaoke for Apple Music will premiere later this year,” an Apple spokesperson… Read More
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Le salon de l’auto 2017

Peut-on sortir du salon de l’auto de New York en étant déçu?? OUI

Si on ne s’intéresse pas qu’aux voitures présentées mais plutôt aux artifices marketing utilisées pour promouvoir les voitures, on peut clairement se dire que cette édition 2017 est très décevante.

De la réalité augmentée partout: quelle surprise!

Même sur les motos!

La réalité augmentée pour les groupes.

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Amazon s’attaque au marché automobile

Dans la foulée du salon de l’auto de NY, Amazon commence à communiquer sur sa nouvelle offre: Amazon Garage.

Amazon ne vend pas de voitures mais s’intéresse fortement aux pièces détachées ou à l’équipement de votre véhicule. Et comme toujours chez Amazon, c’est très simple d’acheter.

Il suffit d’aller sur la page d’Amazon Garage puis d’y ajouter votre véhicule.

Vous souhaitez changer des pièces de moteur, la décoration intérieure de votre voiture ou des bâches pour couvrir votre auto: Amazon a tout ce qu’il vous faut!

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Sony ouvre son musée

Sony a ouvert l’an dernier son nouveau magasin/lab à New York, dans lequel la marque japonaise propose ses dernières innovations. Mais Sony n’oublie pas non plus son passé.

Pendant quelques semaines vous pouvez voir l’évolution des produits qui ont fait la richesse de la marque.

Du walkman à la console de jeux, tout y est.

Vous avez plus de 30 ans si vous avez eu le vieux Walkman entre les mains.

Les Playstations

Qui se souvient des BoomBox?? voici la nouvelle version (sans cassettes).

et bien sur les appareils photos digitaux du passé.

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Dropbox reportedly secures a $600 million credit line

 Preteen unicorn Dropbox needs some cash real quick, so the company just secured a $ 600 million credit line according to a new Bloomberg report. This could be the company’s last “funding” round before its initial public offering. According to Bloomberg, Dropbox is thinking about going public before the end of the year. According to what we’ve heard, the timeline… Read More
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N26 launches business bank accounts for freelancers

 If you’re a freelancer or self-employed person, you can now open a dedicated business account with N26 in just a few minutes. These business accounts are pretty similar to the consumer accounts with one additional feature — you get 0.1 percent cashback on all your card purchases. Business accounts are available in all European countries where N26 already operates. You can’t… Read More
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Orange is launching a bank because reasons

 French telecom company Orange is launching a bank this Summer in France. Orange CEO Stéphane Richard listed some of the features behind Orange Bank this morning at a press conference. And let’s just say that it doesn’t sound as groundbreaking as the company thinks. Just like N26, Revolut and others, you’ll be able to control your payment card directly from your phone. Read More
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The next iPhone could feature a Touch ID sensor on the rear

 Reliable iPhone leaker Sonny Dickson just shared new design schematics for the upcoming iPhone. The most interesting thing is that the leak clearly shows a spot on the rear of the device for the Touch ID sensor. Rumor has it that Apple is going to release three new devices in September — upgraded versions of the iPhone 7 with better specs, and a brand new phone with a new form factor.… Read More
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Travauxlib takes care of your home renovation for you

 French startup Travauxlib matches you with construction companies so that they can fix up your home. The company raised $ 1.9 million (€1.8 million) from Xavier Niel, Breega Capital and Bpifrance. Travauxlib usually works on complete home renovation, kitchen remodeling, bathroom work and home extensions. In other words, if you want to change something about your home and it costs anything… Read More
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BNP Paribas acquires Compte Nickel

 French fintech startup Compte Nickel was acquired by French bank BNP Paribas yesterday. I couldn’t nail down the price but I’ve heard that it was quite significant. Compte Nickel was one of the leading fintech startups in France. You can open the equivalent of a current bank account in thousands of tobacco shops in just a few minutes. Compte Nickel gives you an IBAN and a… Read More
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The Xbox One Scorpio is a six-teraflop gaming beast

 Microsoft couldn’t wait until E3 in June to unveil the Scorpio, so the company shared some details with Digital Foundry and we now know all of Project Scorpio’s tech specs. As expected, it’s going to be by far the most powerful gaming console out there. The console GPU will be able to process six trillion floating point operations per second, or six teraflops for short. Read More
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Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars in California

 It’s no secret, Apple has been working hard on a self-driving car. Today, the California DMV has released an updated list of companies allowed to test autonomous vehicles on the roads of California. The last name on the long list is Apple. Read More
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Facebook runs full page newspaper ads against fake news in France ahead of the election

 In just nine days, France is going to vote for the next French president — there’s going to be a second round face-off in three weeks too. And it looks like Facebook wants to avoid another fake news scandal as the company is preemptively running full page ads in major French newspapers. The ad gives ten tips to spot fake news on the internet. You’ll find it today in the… Read More
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Apple could be designing its own power management chip as well

 Apple already has planned to design its own graphics chip for the iPhone, but the company doesn’t plan to stop there. According to Reuters and German investment banks, Apple is putting together a team to design its own battery management chip for the iPhone. Read More
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Chez Whole Foods la commande se fait maintenant sur tablette

Whole Foods a récemment inauguré son nouveau magasin à New York en plein coeur du quartier de bureaux de Bryant Park. Le magasin est idéalement placé pour répondre aux besoins des employés de bureaux qui travaillent aux alentours: ils peuvent acheter leur petit déjeuner, leur déjeuner et faire leurs courses du soir avant de rentrer chez eux.

Généralement chez Whole Foods on voit ce type de rayon:

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