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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Plex partners with Amazon to launch a hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud, available to Plex Pass users that have an Amazon Drive account   —  You no longer need an always-on PC or any other network-attached hardware in order to use Plex's media player.  The popular service …
Sep 26, 2016, 11:40 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pay-per-mile auto insurance firm Metromile has raised $191.5M in 3 rounds since late 2014, will acquire Mosaic Insurance to start underwriting policies itself   —  The automotive industry is in flux with the rise of self-driving and electric cars, and the concept of car ownership altogether being thrown into question.
Sep 26, 2016, 7:30 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Sex cam site Megacams implements face search using Microsoft facial recognition API to let you “find a live sex doppelganger of someone you know”   —  Welcome to the future, where you can face search for a live sex webcam performer and be served real-life humans to your telescreen …
Sep 25, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
The potential opportunities and pitfalls of Snap's new Spectacles   —  Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma.  Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face.  Can Snapchat show off …
Sep 24, 2016, 9:10 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Sony says Xperia XZ available in the US from October 2 starting at $699, Xperia X Compact available September 25 starting at $499   —  If you reside in the Sates, it's probably best not to get your hopes up when it comes to Sony handsets.  Availability has been, at best, spotty.
Sep 24, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
nuTonomy partners with Grab to expand its self-driving car trials in Singapore   —  Fresh from raising $750 million in new financing this week, Uber rival in Southeast Asia Grab is now making a move into the self-driving car space after it agreed to a partnership with NuTonomy, the MIT spin-out that is developing autonomous vehicles.
Sep 24, 2016, 7:35 AMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
iHeartRadio to launch 2 paid music services in January: All Access on-demand and Plus with instant replays, unlimited skips, ability to save songs to playlists   —  iHeartRadio could be getting more competitive with on-demand music services like Apple Music and Spotify next year.
Sep 23, 2016, 11:50 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, Verizon are all eyeing up a Twitter bid   —  Twitter continues to inch its way to a sale process, and the latest developments come in the form of alleged bids from potential buyers.  Today CNBC is reporting, and we have also independently heard …
Sep 23, 2016, 10:40 AMIn context
Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch:
Gfycat, a platform for GIF-like looping animations and videos, raises $10M seed round led by Alsop Louie Partners   —  A startup called Gfycat(which is pronounced “Jiffy Cat") has raised a mammoth $10 million seed round to turn its already popular user-generated content platform into a revenue generating concern.
Sep 22, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn unveils redesigned desktop site and launches LinkedIn Learning, an e-learning portal tailored to individuals, with Lynda.com content and 9K courses   —  LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired …
Sep 22, 2016, 2:30 PMIn context

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