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Trello acquires Butler to add power of automation – TechCrunch

Trello acquires Butler to add power of automation – TechCrunch Trello, the organizational tool owned by Atlassian, announced an acquisition of its very own this morning when it bought Butler for an undisclosed amount. What Butler brings to Trello is the power of automation, stringing together a bunch of commands …

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UN warns over human rights impact of a “digital welfare state” – TechCrunch

UN warns over human rights impact of a “digital welfare state” – TechCrunch The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has raised concerns about the UK’s rush to apply digital technologies and data tools to socially re-engineer the delivery of public services at scale, warning in a …

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Subterranean drone mapping startup Emesent raises $2.5M to autonomously delve the deep – TechCrunch

Subterranean drone mapping startup Emesent raises $2.5M to autonomously delve the deep – TechCrunch Seemingly every industry is finding ways to use drones in some way or another, but deep underground it’s a different story. In the confines of a mine or pipeline, with no GPS and little or no …

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HashiCorp scores $100M investment on $1.9 billion valuation – TechCrunch

HashiCorp scores $100M investment on $1.9 billion valuation – TechCrunch HashiCorp, the company that has made hay developing open source tools for managing cloud infrastructure, obviously has a pretty hefty commercial business going too. Today the company announced an enormous $100 million round on a Unicorn valuation of $1.9 billion. …

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Uniqlo’s robotic warehouse requires 90 percent fewer human workers

Uniqlo’s robotic warehouse requires 90 percent fewer human workers Uniqlo has unveiled its first robot-powered warehouse that requires 90 percent fewer human workers to operate. The Japanese clothing giant plans to invest close to $1 billion dollars to convert all of its warehouses worldwide. The post Uniqlo’s robotic warehouse requires …

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Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations – TechCrunch

Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers The alumni of these universities raised the most VC in the past year A lot of people still get paid to sit in offices and do …

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Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids – TechCrunch

Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids – TechCrunch A new research report has raised concerns about how in-home smart devices such as AI virtual voice assistants, smart appliances, and security and monitoring technologies could be gathering and sharing children’s data. It calls for new …

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UIpath lands $225M Series C on $3 billion valuation as robotics process automation soars – TechCrunch

UIpath lands $225M Series C on $3 billion valuation as robotics process automation soars – TechCrunch UIPath is bringing automation to repetitive processes inside large organizations and it seems to have landed on a huge pain point. Today it announced a massive $225 million Series C on a $3 billion …

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