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  • Tesla settles class action suit over Autopilot claims for $5M
    Tesla has paid out $5 million to settle a class action lawsuit against it alleging that the Autopilot feature in the company’s cars was “essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous.” Owners who paid $5,000 for Autopilot will be reimbursed to the tune of a couple hundred bucks, Reuters reported. Although Tesla ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Gravy’s new mobile game show is ‘Price is Right’ mixed with QVC
    Following the success of the live mobile game show HQ Trivia, a team of serial entrepreneurs have begun testing the market to see if another game show concept can work, too. Their new game show-inspired app, Gravy, is meant to be a riff on the “Price is Right” combined with ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Mobility startups: Apply to exhibit for free as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF ‘18
    Mobility is one of the most rapidly advancing technologies going, and we’re searching for the rising stars of early-stage mobility startups to apply as a TC Top Pick for Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7 at Moscone Center West. It’s a competitive application process, but if TechCrunch editors designate ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-05-25
  • HTC adds some bells and whistles to the Vive Focus ahead of Western rollout
    As HTC gears up for a stateside launch of their Vive Focus standalone headset, the company announced a number of changes that they’re bringing to the device currently available in China. The company has long fancied itself the “premium” brand of VR, but at its annual developer conference it ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Snips announces an ICO and its own voice assistant device
    French startup Snips has been working on voice assistant technology that respects your privacy. And the company is going to use its own voice assistant for a set of consumer devices. As part of this consumer push, the company is also announcing an initial coin offering. Yes, it sounds a ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Spotify is reportedly rethinking its ‘hateful conduct’ policy
    Spotify caused a stir when it unveiled its “hateful conduct” policy earlier this month. Now, a few weeks later, it’s reportedly already rethinking the tact, after pushback from artists and inside the company itself. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the streaming service has been in discussions to reinstate ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Google’s Duo and Cisco’s Webex Teams among the VoIP apps pulled from the China App Store
    Earlier this week, it came to light that Apple had removed a number of VoIP-based calling apps from the App Store, at the request of the Chinese government. The apps had been using CallKit, Apple’s new developer toolset that provides the calling interface for VoIP apps, freeing up developers to ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Kaltura acquires interactive video startup Rapt Media
    Kaltura is expanding its enterprise video platform with the acquisition of Rapt Media. Kaltura already offers support for some interactivity in videos, particularly with quizzes, but co-founder and CEO Ron Yekutiel predicted that this technology is going to become increasingly important: “The bigger play in the world of enterprise ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Rover’s epic raise, Uber’s Q1 results, and a trio of IPOs
    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was fun for a few reasons. First, it was our own Connie Loizos’s first time leading, and it was our very first regular episode that included us recording remotely. I mention ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Eric Schmidt says Elon Musk is ‘exactly wrong’ about AI
    When former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked about Elon Musk’s warnings about AI, he had a succinct answer: “I think Elon is exactly wrong.” “He doesn’t understand the benefits that this technology will provide to making every human being smarter,” Schmidt said. “The fact of the matter is ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-05-25