July 3, 2018 – SofttPlus.com

Day: July 3, 2018

Captiv8 is making its influencer database available for free – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

You might think that the main selling point of an influencer marketing startup like Captiv8 is to help marketers find influencers and creators to work with. Maybe so, but that isn’t stopping the company from making its creator discovery product available for free. “We felt that we really wanted to just open up that ecosystem, […]

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500 Intel drones to replace fireworks above Travis Air Force Base for Fourth of July – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

The Fourth of July will be a little different tomorrow at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif. Instead of fireworks, 500 Intel Shooting Star drones will take to the sky to perform an aerial routine in honor of the holiday and the base’s 75th anniversary. These are the same drones that preformed at Disney […]

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Facebook quietly relaunches apps for Groups platform after lockdown – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

Facebook is becoming a marketplace for enterprise apps that help Group admins manage their communities. To protect itself and its users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook locked down the Groups API for building apps for Groups. These apps had to go through a human-reviewed approval process, and lost access to Group […]

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The hottest new space to disrupt is immigration – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for children to create inventions, large and small. Tech CEOs and founders are disrupting everything from travel to food, to space, to sleep. Now it’s time to disrupt a process that so many of us have relied on to […]

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The state of the IPO market – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

Well, that was not exactly what happened — though 2017 was a good year for IPOs compared to previous years. Despite strong public markets, where we saw the NASDAQ jump 28 percent and the Dow by 25 percent — there were 59 VC-backed IPOs, which was an improvement over the 41 we had in 2016 […]

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Win cash and prizes in the Virtual Hackathon at Disrupt SF 2018 – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

Our Startup Battlefield pitch competition may be legendary, but it’s not the only throw-down going on at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 on September 5-7. This year, in honor of the largest Disrupt event ever, we’ve launched the Virtual Hackathon. Thousands of the best developers, coders and hackers will compete — from anywhere in the world — to build […]

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The brains behind one of marketing’s biggest hits are out to reshape the industry again… with direct mail – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

Postie, a new Los Angeles-based startup, has a vision for the future of advertising and marketing — and it’s direct mail. Founded by some of the men responsible for the biggest hits in online marketing (like the Dollar Shave Club commercial that launched what became a billion-dollar acquisition) think that it’s time to take technology where […]

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Spotify users push back at the over-the-top Drake promotion – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

Some Spotify users were so annoyed by the recent Drake promotion that they asked for and were granted refunds, according to a report from Billboard. The streaming service had heavily promoted the artist’s latest album, “Scorpion,” even using his image on playlists that didn’t even contain his music, like “Massive Dance Hits,” “Best of British” […]

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Facebook confirms that it’s acquiring Bloomsbury AI – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

Facebook announced this morning that the London-based team at Bloomsbury AI will be joining the company. My colleague Steve O’Hear broke the news about the acquisition, reporting that Facebook would deploy the team and technology to assist in its efforts to fight fake news and address other content issues. In fact, Bloomsbury AI co-founder and […]

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Google Cloud’s COO departs after 7 months – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

At the end of last November, Google announced that Diane Bryant, who at the time was on a leave of absence from her position as the head of Intel’s data center group, would become Google Cloud’s new COO. This was a major coup for Google, but it wasn’t meant to last. After only seven months […]

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