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Pitching a $99 tax advisory service for the masses, Visor has raised $9 million – TechCrunch

Pitching a $99 tax advisory service for the masses, Visor has raised $9 million – TechCrunch The only sure things in this life, according to Ben Franklin, are death and taxes. And a new startup called Visor has just raised $9 million in financing to make one of them as painless as …

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Instacart expands a pickup option for grocery orders across the US – TechCrunch

Instacart expands a pickup option for grocery orders across the US – TechCrunch Online grocery delivery service Instacart has expanded the availability of a ‘click and collect’ pickup service it’s been trialing for a few months in the U.S. — now offering it in stores across the nation. It says …

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The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens – TechCrunch

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens – TechCrunch If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics …

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Delta to start scanning faces at airport check-in – TechCrunch

Delta to start scanning faces at airport check-in – TechCrunch Delta will later this year roll out facial recognition at its terminal at Atlanta International Airport for anyone traveling on an international flight. The airline said the biometric facial scanning is optional — a move that will shave off a …

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GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch

GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch GreyOrange, a Singapore-headquartered firm that develops robots for warehouses, has pulled in a $140 million Series C funding round as it targets more expansion and growth. The company was started in 2011. Today it has five regional offices across the world — …

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The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought – TechCrunch

The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought – TechCrunch More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the worst cyberattack targeting a U.S. …

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A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch

A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch Bill Harrington Contributor Criminals and terrorists, like millions of others, rely on smartphone encryption to protect the information on their mobile devices. But unlike most of us, the data on their phones could endanger lives and pose a great threat …

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In a bid to corner supply, Bird locks in exclusive deals with the biggest scooter vendors – TechCrunch

In a bid to corner supply, Bird locks in exclusive deals with the biggest scooter vendors – TechCrunch It seems like all is fair in love and scooter wars. In the battle royal to become the last dock-less scooter startup standing (and un-besmirched by poop), Bird has inked what it …

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Hackers seize Atlanta’s network system, demand $51,000 in Bitcoin as ransom

On Thursday, Atlanta discovered that hackers infiltrated its network and seized data using ransomware, demanding $51,000 in Bitcoins. The city is working with the government and Microsoft to determine the extent of the damage. The post Hackers seize Atlanta’s network system, demand $51,000 in Bitcoin as ransom appeared first on …

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