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NASA and Apple enlist Weezer and Trent Reznor to make music about Jupiter

By |June 30th, 2016|

 With the Juno mission set to arrive at Jupiter on the Fourth of July, NASA did what any reasonable space agency would to celebrate the momentous occasion, teaming with Apple to release a short film and enlisting artists like Weezer and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor to celebrate. A short film, Visions of Harmony, has --> READ MORE

Come out to TechCrunch’s Summer Party at August Capital

By |June 30th, 2016|

 The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. Like in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship. Tickets are very limited and released on a rolling --> READ MORE

500 Startups tries its hand at a startup studio, 500 Labs

By |June 30th, 2016|

 500 Startups, known for its work as a startup accelerator, now hopes to incubate its own ideas in-house and spin them off into new companies. Called 500 Labs, it’s a new attempt at finding interesting ideas that might turn out to be good investments. 500 Startups essentially brings in developers and entrepreneurs in residence, giving --> READ MORE

Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

By |June 30th, 2016|

 Google is bringing long awaited multi-stop directions to mobile with its new summer update. Travelers can now hit as many tourist traps as they want on their cross country treks. Just like in the web version, users can swiftly rearrange the order of stops. Android users will get the feature first, followed by iOS in the --> READ MORE

Digi.me bags $6.1M to put users in the driving seat for sharing personal data

By |June 30th, 2016|

 There is a lot of noise in the privacy space, says serial entrepreneur and Digi.me founder Julian Ranger. And cutting through that noise is one of the big challenges he reckons stands in the way of his current startup. But the concept behind Digi.me is so intriguing that you really have to hope the team manages to make themselves heard. Today the --> READ MORE

Google Wallet vets get $19M more for Index, which helps offline retailers be more like online ones

By |June 30th, 2016|

 As companies like Apple, Google and PayPal continue to home in on virtual wallets for consumers who dream of using phones or watches to pay for everything in person without fumbling around for a plastic card or cash; a startup called Index is focusing on how to make the experience better and more connected for the brick-and-mortar retailers selling --> READ MORE

Furby gets updated again for the smartphone era

By |June 30th, 2016|

 A good Furby doesn’t die, it just runs out of batteries. And maybe, if you’re lucky, it evolves every few years or so. Back in 2012, Hasbro brought the cuddly little iconic monster back from the toy grave with an electronic update. A few years on, the company is back with yet another major refresh --> READ MORE

Ayesha Curry launches a new food-delivery startup

By |June 30th, 2016|

 Want to eat like Steph Curry? Now you can. Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA all-star Stephen Curry, has a new food delivery startup. The company is called Gather, and will deliver ingredients and recipes directly to your door on a weekly basis. https://t.co/e7bXFopFLp sign up now for updates on my meal-kit delivery! Let's GATHER together and --> READ MORE

Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day here

By |June 30th, 2016|

 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day on June 30th from 7:30-10:00am PT, 3:30-6pm GMT. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a company, finding customers and scaling to global markets. There are seven accelerators located around the world, from… --> READ MORE

The rise of the overbanked and the opportunity to serve them

By |June 30th, 2016|

 Meet Alvin, a Silicon Valley executive in his late-30s. Alvin has accounts with three banks, an online brokerage account and has borrowed from no less than nine lenders in the past five years. In today’s world, why wouldn’t he? Financially literate, technologically savvy and affluent, Alvin is a member of the overbanked. Read More Source: --> READ MORE