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Shine Bathroom raises $750K for a smart home add-on that flushes away your toilet doldrums – TechCrunch

Shine Bathroom raises $750K for a smart home add-on that flushes away your toilet doldrums – TechCrunch

One ongoing theme in the world of smart homes has been the emergence of gadgets and other tools that can turn “ordinary” objects and systems into “connected” ones — removing the need to replace things wholesale that still essentially work, while still applying technology to improve the ways that they can be used. In the […]

Veteran enterprise exec Bob Stutz is heading back to SAP – TechCrunch

Veteran enterprise exec Bob Stutz is heading back to SAP – TechCrunch

Bob Stutz has had a storied career with enterprise software companies including stints at Siebel Systems, SAP, Microsoft and Salesforce. He announced on Facebook last week that he’s leaving his job as head of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud and heading back to SAP as president of customer experience. Bob Stutz Facebook announcement Constellation Research founder […]

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio – TechCrunch

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio – TechCrunch

Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chief executive Tim Livingston last week when he rebuffed earlier reports that the company would shut down amid an ongoing battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Livingston […]

HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block – TechCrunch

HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block – TechCrunch

Late last night the Financial Times reported that HuffPost, arguably one of the crown jewels of Verizon Media Group’s remaining network of media properties (which includes TechCrunch), is up for sale. Verizon has been shedding media properties in a retreat from the strategy that it had begun to execute with the acquisition of AOL for […]

Bosch’s new ‘ear’ for the Space Station’s Astrobee robot will let it ‘hear’ potential mechanical issues – TechCrunch

Bosch’s new ‘ear’ for the Space Station’s Astrobee robot will let it ‘hear’ potential mechanical issues – TechCrunch

Bosch is set to launch a new AI-based sensor system to the International Space Station that could change the way astronauts and ground crew monitor the ISS’s continued healthy operation. The so-called “SoundSee” module will be roughly the size of a lunch box, and will make its way to the ISS via Northrop Grumman’s forthcoming […]

Sentons launches SurfaceWave, a processor and tech to create software-defined surfaces that supercharge touch and gesture – TechCrunch

Sentons launches SurfaceWave, a processor and tech to create software-defined surfaces that supercharge touch and gesture – TechCrunch

As handset makers continue to work on ways of making smartphones more streamlined and sleek, while at the same time introducing new features that will get people buying more devices, a startup that is pioneering something called “software-defined” surfaces — essentially, using ultrasound and AI to turn any kind of material, and any kind of […]

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