Kia’s all-electric e-Niro is a crossover with 300 miles of range – TechCrunch

Kia is finally sharing more details about its upcoming the all-electric crossover — the 2019 Kia e-Niro — that made its debut in Korea earlier this year. The upshot: it’s got some range. The production version of all-electric crossover, which Kia is showing off at the Paris Motor Show this …

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Here are the companies that pitched in Startup Battlefield MENA – TechCrunch

Today in lovely Beirut, Lebanon TechCrunch held its first Startup Battlefield in the country. Over 700 people watched the show on site, which featured speakers from throughout the Middle East and 15 startups competing in Startup Battlefield. A winner will be chosen at the end of the day and they …

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Here are the newest additions to Microsoft’s Surface line – TechCrunch

Want excitement? Here’s something approaching that. Today’s Microsoft October event wasn’t exactly a blockbuster, but product lead Panos Panay did mention that this this is the most new Surface products the company has crammed into one event. There was a lot of stuff to get through in the hour or …

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TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 takes place tomorrow – TechCrunch

Last call, startup fans! Tomorrow we kick off the first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA in Beirut, Lebanon. We sifted through more than 400 applications to find the 15 very best early-stage startups the Middle East and North Africa has to offer, and we want you in the audience to witness tech …

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A former U.S. President walks into a blockchain conference… – TechCrunch

In a sign of the major cryptocurrency players’ continued influence and ability to pay premium speaking fees, the keynote speaker for Ripple’s two-day Swell conference was none other than former President Bill Clinton. In what felt like a very odd cameo for Clinton, the former President largely meandered through an …

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Vahdam Teas raises $2.5M to grow its tea-commerce business in the US – TechCrunch

Vahdam Teas, an India-based e-commerce startup that cuts the supply chain down to sell fresh teas online, has pulled in a $2.5 million Series B investment for growth in the U.S. and other global markets. The round comes from existing investor Fireside Ventures, a consumer brand-focused VC firm. It follows a …

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Unbiased algorithms can still be problematic – TechCrunch

Creating unbiased, accurate algorithms isn’t impossible — it’s just time consuming. “It actually is mathematically possible,” facial recognition startup Kairos CEO Brian Brackeen told me on a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Algorithms are sets of rules that computers follow in order to solve problems and make decisions about a …

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Solve, MIT’s take on social innovation challenges, may be different enough to work – TechCrunch

Since McKinsey released a report on how best to use prizes to incentivize innovation nearly a decade ago, an entire industry has grown around social innovation challenges. The formula for these “save the world” competitions has become standard. Drum up a lot of buzz around an award. Partner with big …

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What Instagram users need to know about Facebook’s security breach – TechCrunch

Even if you never log into Facebook itself these days, the other apps and services you use might be impacted by Facebook’s latest big, bad news. In a follow-up call on Friday’s revelation that Facebook has suffered a security breach affecting at least 50 million accounts, the company clarified that …

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