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How to make a deal with a VC at a tech conference


Which one should you attend? How do you get in? And above all, what is it that you want to get out of this schmooze session?

By Mahendra Ramsinghani

New Netflix feature reveals the top 10 most popular programs on its service


Netflix is adding a new feature that will rank the 10 most popular programs on its service in your country, the company announced today. Its top 10 Overall list will display the most popular programs from across all Netflix content, including both movies and shows. In addition, separate top 10 list…

By Sarah Perez

With cinnamon, fruit and mint-flavored nicotine gum, is LA's Lucy Goods the next Juul?


David Renteln, the Los Angeles-based co-founder of Soylent and the co-founder and chief executive of new nicotine gum manufacturer Lucy Goods, thinks there should be a better-tasting, less-medicinal offering for people looking to quit smoking. That’s why he founded Lucy Goods, and that’…

By Jonathan Shieber

Building a more versatile robotic picker – TechCrunch


Boston/Shanghai-based XYZ Robotics develops dexterous robotic arms that can change tools on the fly. on the Featureshow

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Katherine Johnson, legendary NASA mathematician and 'hidden figure,' dies at 101


Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who defied prejudice in the ’50s and ’60s to help NASA send the first men to the moon, has died at the age of 101. Only recently famous after the film “Hidden Figures” was made about her and her colleagues, she maintained until the end that…

By Devin Coldewey

Deviceplane wants to bring over-the-air updates to Linux edge devices


Deviceplane, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2020 class is developing an open source toolset to manage, monitor and update Linux devices running at the edge, “We solve the hard infrastructure problems that all these companies face including network conductivity, SSH access, orchestrating …

By Ron Miller

Facebook's Creator Studio gains a mobile companion


Facebook’s Creator Studio has added a mobile companion. The insights dashboard for creators and publishers, which debuted globally in August 2018, is now available as a mobile app for both iOS and Android. Similar to the desktop hub, the Creator Studio app allows users to track how their cont…

By Sarah Perez

Daily Crunch: Sony unveils its first 5G smartphone


Sony announces a camera-centric phone, Microsoft offers more details about the next Xbox and a liquid biopsy startup raises $165 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 24, 2020. 1. Sony announces its first 5G flagship, the triple lens Xperia 1 II Sony has announced its first 5G smartp…

By Anthony Ha

Boom says its supersonic XB-1 aircraft test program will be 'fully carbon neutral'


Commercial aviation isn’t typically the place to look if you’re after carbon-light initiatives. Jet fuel isn’t generally very green, and airplanes burn a lot of it when traversing the skies. But supersonic flight startup Boom wants to change the perception of commercial aviation a…

By Darrell Etherington

A team of Imagineers will discuss Disney's tech breakthroughs at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI, March 3 at UC Berkeley


With TC Sessions Robot+AI a little over a week away, you likely thought we were finished with our big announcements. Understandably. We have top executives from Amazon and Toyota Research, some of the hottest startups and biggest VCs. But there’s still some excitement left to announce. On March 3, …

By Brian Heater