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Facebook announces Portal TV – TechCrunch

Facebook announces Portal TV – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook launches Portal TV, a $149 video chat set-top box The Portal TV lets you hang out with friends using your […]

Salesforce brings AI power to its search tool – TechCrunch

Salesforce brings AI power to its search tool – TechCrunch

Enterprise search tools have always suffered from the success of Google. Users wanted to find the content they needed internally in the same way they found it on the web. Enterprise search has never been able to meet those lofty expectations, but today Salesforce announced Einstein Search, an AI-powered search tool for Salesforce users that […]

India bans e-cigarettes citing youth health concerns – TechCrunch

India bans e-cigarettes citing youth health concerns – TechCrunch

India’s government has announced an immediate ban on e-cigarettes — citing youth-focused public health concerns. In a news statement following a cabinet meeting today finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the ban covers production, manufacturing, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising of e-cigarettes. Sitharaman suggested India’s youth are viewing e-cigarettes as a “style statement”, […]

Salesforce is developing an app to help build a sustainable company – TechCrunch

Salesforce is developing an app to help build a sustainable company – TechCrunch

Salesforce has always tried to be a socially responsible company, encouraging employees to work in the community, giving 1% of its profits to different causes and building and productizing the 1-1-1 philanthropic model. The company now wants to help other organizations be more sustainable to reduce their carbon footprint, and today it announced it is […]

FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding – TechCrunch

FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding – TechCrunch

Automating agriculture is a complex proposition given the number and variety of tasks involved, but a number of robotics and autonomy companies are giving it their best shot. FarmWise seems to have impressed someone — it just raised $14.5 million to continue development of its autonomous weeding vehicle. Currently in the prototype stage, these vehicles […]

Pax Labs’ Bharat Vasan is out as CEO – TechCrunch

Pax Labs’ Bharat Vasan is out as CEO – TechCrunch

Bharat Vasan is no longer the Chief Executive Officer at Pax Labs, the consumer tech company that makes cannabis vaporizers. A source familiar with the situation said that the board of directors made the decision to remove Vasan from the CEO role. His last day was Friday. We’ve reached out to Vasan for comment. Pax […]

IEX’s Katsuyama is no flash in the pan – TechCrunch

IEX’s Katsuyama is no flash in the pan – TechCrunch

When you watch a commercial for one of the major stock exchanges, you are welcomed into a world of fast-moving, slick images full of glistening buildings, lush crops and happy people. They are typically interspersed with shots of intrepid executives veering out over the horizon as if to say, “I’ve got a long-term vision, and […]

LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting – TechCrunch

LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting – TechCrunch

LinkedIn, the social networking service for the working world, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to provide its users with better tools for presenting their professional selves, and to make the process of recruitment on the platform more effective. It will now offer a new feature called Skills Assessments: short, multiple-choice tests […]

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