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Only 22 big tech companies out of 211 surveyed revealed their government-mandated EEO-1 diversity data   —  When the popular messaging platform Slack won a fastest-rising startup award last year, the company sent four black female engineers to accept it.  —  Onstage at the TechCrunch awards show …
Oct 20, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing a chat app for Workplace users called “Workplace Chat” on Mac and Windows, with features including screen sharing   —  TechCrunch has discovered that Facebook has stealthily launched official desktop PC and Mac chat apps with screen sharing — two features users have been begging for.
Oct 5, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram starts rolling out feature to enable users to post Instagram Stories directly to Facebook Stories   —  Facebook Stories might not be a ghost town for long.  After testing in Portugal last month, TechCrunch spotted the option to syndicate your Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories appearing to US users.
Oct 5, 2017, 12:40 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Amazon has acquired 3D body model startup, Body Labs, for $50M-$70M   —  TechCrunch has learned that Amazon has acquired Body Labs, a company with a stated aim of creating true-to-life 3D body models to support various b2b software applications — such as virtually trying on clothes or photorealistic avatars for gaming.
Oct 3, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple quietly acquired French computer vision startup Regaind earlier this year; the company had raised €400K from Side Capital   —  TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired a small French startup called Regaind, according to multiple sources.
Sep 29, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Google is building a smart screen competitor to Amazon's Echo Show, codenamed “Manhattan”, to launch in late 2017 or early 2018   —  Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that Google is building a tabletop smart screen for video calling and more that will compete with Amazon's Echo Show.
Sep 28, 2017, 8:18 PMIn context
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Sp0n, developer of crime tracking app Citizen, raises $12M Series A led by Sequoia, expands coverage from New York to San Francisco   —  The app formerly known as Vigilante isn't going away.  Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the crime tracker now known as Citizen announced that its parent company Sp0n …
Sep 22, 2017, 5:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Patreon confirms it's raised a $60M Series C led by Thrive Capital; sources say the valuation was $450M   —  Patreon upgrades content creation from a passion to a profession by paying artists 95% of subscription payments from fans instead of 55% of skimpy ad revenue like Facebook and YouTube.
Sep 19, 2017, 11:22 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram now autoplays video sound once turned on until you close the app   —  Autoplay audio can be annoying or convenient depending on the situation.  Luckily Instagram has found a happy medium between defaulting autoplay video sound on or off.  —  This weekend TechCrunch spotted …
Sep 17, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple's Face ID will support only one registered face per iPhone at launch   —  Apple's forthcoming FaceID technology will support just one face registered per device, at least initially.  This has been reported by multiple people who spoke to Apple at this week's iPhone event …
Sep 14, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context

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