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Notable Tech Investors Say Flying Cars Are The Future

While some people may have their doubts as to whether or not flying cars will ever truly get off the ground, at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 some big names have thrown their weight behind the concept as the future of transportation Notable...Show More Summary

Meet the woman washing the grime off Uber

Uber has a new CEO, but right now, it's the Boz show.  Bozoma Saint John, Uber's new chief brand officer, is on the speaker circuit as the new face of new Uber. In the past month, she's appeared at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Advertising Week in New York, Forbes Under 30 in Boston, and espnW in Newport Beach. Show More Summary

N26, Revolut and Monzo founders to talk about starting a bank from scratch at Disrupt Berlin

What do N26, Revolut and Monzo have in common? The three founders of those three startups are all coming to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to discuss all things fintech. If you want to see Valentin Stalf, Nikolay Storonsky and Tom Blomfield share the same stage, come to Disrupt in December. Show More Summary

Live from Disrupt SF: Equity talks Slack, Lyft and flying cars

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly venture capital-themed podcast where we work to unpack the numbers lurking behind the news. This week we have a special episode for you all. We recorded live from Disrupt San Francisco, right in the middle of the main floor. Read More

Ripio Credit Network launches, aiming to attack bank loan fees in emerging markets

Ripio Credit (formerly BitPagos), the project that reached the finals at last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in New York, is about to launch its new venture. The Ripio Credit Network (RCN) will be public in November and is designed...Show More Summary

Google’s AI chief says he’s not worried about an AI apocalypse

John Giannandrea, the head of search and AI at Google, is getting sick of people saying AI could destroy humanity, reports TechCrunch. Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Giannandrea said: “I think there’s a huge amount of hype around AI right now. Show More Summary

Meet the six finalists at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield

We’ve just watched 22 startups take the stage as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF, where they showed off their technology and answered tough questions from expert judges. We’ve winnowed them down to the following six finalists, who will be presenting for a whole new panel of judges. Show More Summary

M8 wants your friends to be the matchmaker

Forget algorithms. M8 is a dating app that’s powered by human matchmakers. And these aren’t just any matchmakers, they’re your friends! M8 is unveiling its concept for a different dating app at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Battlefield competition in San Francisco. Read More

Roots Studios’ ‘Shutterstock for cultural art’ could transform rural communities

Roots Studio, which launched today at Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt, aims to connect millions of isolated, cultural artists around the world to global markets via the licensing of high-quality scans of their designs. Read More

An ex-Googler says flying cars are 'completely crazy' — and they're 3 years away from becoming the next hot thing

Flying cars are poised to replace self-driving cars as the hot thing in the next three years according to ex-Googler and Kitty Hawk founder Sebastian Thrun. During his appearance at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San FranciscoShow More Summary

Augmedics is building augmented reality glasses for spinal surgery

Meet Augmedics, an Israeli startup that is working on an augmented reality headsets for surgeons performing spinal surgery. The company is participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Computer assisted surgery systems are nothing new. Show More Summary

Citizen’s controversial crime tracker expands to SF, picks up $12 million from Sequoia

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 has raised a $12 million Series A round led by Sequoia Capital. Paired...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant says tweets about former coach and teammates were ‘childish’ and ‘idiotic’

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Kevin Durant and his business partner, Rich Kleiman, spoke about their investments in various Silicon Valley companies at Tuesday’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, but not before the Golden State Warriors star attempted to explain his recent social media snafu. Show More Summary

The ex-Googler who started self-driving cars wore a puppy harnessed to his chest at a startup conference

It felt like a scene from the HBO parody "Silicon Valley," but the speaker on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Tuesday morning was real, as was the dog harnessed to his chest. It's not entirely clear why Sebastian Thrun, a legendary tech entrepreneur and inventor, chose to appear wearing a dog. Show More Summary

Autonomous driving’s godfather and tech investors say the world is ready for flying cars

Autonomous driving is often considered the brainchild of Sebastian Thrun among a few other technologists — but Thrun is already looking to move on to the next mode of transportation, and he isn’t alone. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, Thrun talked a lot about flying cars and how that was the future of transportation. Show More Summary

Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated

John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In particular, he thinks that people are too scared about general purpose artificial intelligence. A few years ago, Giannandrea compared artificial intelligence to a 4-year-old child. Today, he revised his statement and said that it’s even worse than that.… Read More

Amazon's Alexa and Echo were front and center at TechCrunch's Hackathon (AMZN)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. TechCrunch hosted its Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon this past weekend, offering developers prizes for the most useful and...Show More Summary

Pinterest’s new Sections feature begins beta testing, public launch in ‘weeks’

Pinterest is rolling out a new feature inspired by its power users, said Pinterest CEO and co-founder Ben Silbermann, speaking today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. The new addition, called Sections, allows Pinterest users to divide their board into various sub-groups related to the board’s main topic. Show More Summary

Google’s Heather Adkins thinks everybody is going to get hacked and you need to be ready

Google’s Information Security Manager Heather Adkins has a pretty good track record. The company was last hacked in 2009, that’s why Adkins had some good advice for startups in the audience at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. “At some point in the history of your company, you’re probably going to get hacked. The question is not whether or not you’re going to get hacked, but… Read More

Announcing Startup Battlefield at Disrupt San Francisco

Each year, TechCrunch selects early-stage startups from a pool of thousands across the globe, and selects the top innovators to compete in Startup Battlefield. Over the next three days at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, a select few will vie for $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. Show More Summary

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