Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

 Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by: Sarah Buhr Hosted by: Sarah Buhr Filmed by: Chris Gates Edited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito continues his journey in the Outback this week so you’re with me til Friday. ...

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VerifyMe Issues Q3 Update for 2017

“In its corporate update, VerifyMe highlighted the establishment of a five-year contract with HP Indigo, and changes to its top management including the appointment of Patrick White as the company’s new CEO and Keith Goldstein as COO. “ VerifyMe has issued its Q3 update for 2017. While the company saw a net loss for the period, its fiscal metrics were ...

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Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others

 Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised $5.6 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology. The latest funding comes from The Knight Foundation, The Sara and Ev Williams foundations and others, and brings Code2040’s total funding raised to over $7 million. Code2040’s Fellows program, which first launched in 2012,… Read More

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Sri Lankan Bank Uses Daon’s IdentityX for Authentication on Two New Apps

“…both apps get the same sophisticated capabilities through Daon’s IdentityX platform, allowing users to log in via facial, fingerprint, or voice recognition.” Daon‘s flagship biometric authentication platform is being used in another bank’s mobile banking app, this time in Sri Lanka: Nations Trust Bank has announced that the technology is being used for user authentication on two of its mobile ...

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15 awesome gifts for your awesome Mom and Dad

 Welcome to the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We check out a lot of really cool stuff here at TechCrunch, so we figured we ought to put that experience to good use and help you get your Holiday shopping done quick. This is our first guide of the year, but we’ll have many more rolling out over the coming weeks… ...

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Simple free way to make a great logo

Thinking about starting a blog? How about a YouTube channel? Perhaps a small business or club is on your mind. Either way, branding strategy is important and you’re going to need a logo. It can be expensive to hire someone to design one for you, so what if you had a simple, free, and user-friendly method to design cool logos ...

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Identity solutions business SailPoint up 9% following IPO

 SailPoint, the enterprise identity solutions business, went up 9% in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday. The company raised $240 million after pricing its shares at $12 and saw them rise to $13.11 on its first day of trading. The Austin, Texas-based company works with businesses like Sallie Mae and Weight Watchers to keep information secure and helps ...

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Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concerns

 Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issued a blanket ban on smartwatches aimed at children this week — and asked parents who’d already purchased such a device to destroy them, for good measure. The aggressive move is a response to growing privacy concerns surrounding devices aimed at minors. “Via an app, parents can use such children’s watches… Read More

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Facebook Creator App Offers Small Businesses New Video Options

With video now the clear winner in customer engagement, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has just announced new tools for the creator community. This includes an app to manage the presence of creators on Facebook and a site where they can access resources to improve their skills and knowledge base. Up until now YouTube has strongly dominated this segment, and no one really ...

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