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13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

TC-weekly-roundup1 This week, Apple Watch deliveries officially arrived to the first pre-order customers, Q1 earnings were released and Google announced its wireless cell service Project Fi. These were our best stories of the week (4/18-4/24). Read More

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Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

fried-grado-panis Manufacturing never left America. Even during the recession, good people were still building good things. Recently, though, thanks to the maker movement, small-scale manufacturing is seeing a renaissance throughout the world, something the president of Shinola, Vice President of Grado Labs, and founder of Adafruit will discuss at Disrupt NY. Each of these people have a unique vantage point on… Read More

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Welcome To The Age Of 4D Printers

90659_web Welcome to Future World where the weird is commonplace! To wit: engineers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science have created a 4D printer. That doesn’t mean the printer outputs objects into the space-time continuum. Instead, it means they are building objects that can change based on the physics of the materials used. By extruding objects in multiple materials,… Read More

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Microsoft And Google Battle Once Again For Title Of Second Most Valuable Tech Company

Google They’re back at it. After reporting earnings yesterday, Google and Microsoft are once again locked in their long-running battle for second. Apple, the most valuable technology company, is also the most valuable company in the world, with Google and Microsoft rounding off the top three. Google, up 3.56 percent as of the time of writing, is currently worth $385.59 billion. Microsoft, up… Read More

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Google Works To Improve Spam Detection Systems On Google Maps After Obscene Edits

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 1.13.46 PM Google says it’s working to improve its spam-detection systems in its Google Maps platform after yet another prank allowed a user to upload an inappropriate image to Google Maps. This most recent image, which showed the Google Android mascot urinating on the Apple logo in the style of those unfortunate Calvin and Hobbes bootleg decals, was apparently uploaded by a Map Maker user… Read More

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The 22 Best Apple Watch Health And Fitness Apps

apple-watch-health In case you haven’t heard, the Apple Watch, Apple’s first step into the world of wearables, starts shipping to consumers today. The Watch marks an interesting time in the wearable fitness space, in particular. Health and fitness trackers like Jawbone Up and Fitbit have dominated much of that space in the last few years. According to NDP, these wearable fitness devices sold close… Read More

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BlackBerry Closing Design Operations In Sweden, Affecting Up To 150 Employees

about6 Earlier this week smartphone maker BlackBerry confirmed it acquired Israel’s WatchDox to build out its security software business, but it looks like it may be downsizing elsewhere. According to reports from Swedish news sites, BlackBerry is closing down its software design operations in Sweden — a business that grew out of its acquisition of UI startup The Astonishing… Read More

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Headout Raises $1.8 Million For Its Travel App That Puts A Concierge In Your Pocket

App-Promo Headout, a mobile travel application that functions as sort of a mobile concierge, helping you find tours, activities and tickets to local events in select U.S. cities, has closed on $1.8 million in seed funding in order to expand its business to new markets. Currently only live in New York and Los Angeles, the startup says it plans to utilize the funds to reach 12 more cities by year-end.… Read More

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Apply Now For The Austin And Seattle Meetup + Pitch-Offs

meetup=seattle TechCrunch is headed back to Austin and Seattle in late June and we’re looking for a few good startups to pitch at the event. Is that you? Apply below. In past events in both of these cities people have shown up in droves, and with that sort of love we just can’t stay away. The Austin meetup happens on June 23 and Seattle on June 25th. We can’t wait. The goal is to bring… Read More

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Apple Begins Offering Virtual “Personal Setup” Appointments To New Watch Owners

applewatch-2 As a number of early customers will receive their Apple Watch smartwatches today, Apple has also begun to send out email invitations offering “personal setup” appointments that take place via video sessions with an Apple Specialist. The sessions allow customers to learn about their new device and be walked through its features, as well as have the opportunity to ask… Read More

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