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GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app – TechCrunch

GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app – TechCrunch GM is sprucing up its smartphone app for owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt through a collaboration with charging network companies EVgo, ChargePoint, and Greenlots. The idea is to take aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging …

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Lies, damn lies, and HQ2 – TechCrunch

Lies, damn lies, and HQ2 – TechCrunch There are few things certain in our world except for the uplifting tendencies of technology. I’ve spent the past few years trying to prove this to myself, at least, by interviewing hundreds of thinkers on the topic. I’ve come to a singular conclusion: …

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Michigan Secretary of State Nixes Crypto for Political Donations

Michigan Secretary of State Nixes Crypto for Political Donations The Michigan Secretary of State has formally barred cryptocurrencies from being used as donations to political campaigns, according to a letter published last Thursday. Michigan state legislature candidate William Baker, who lost his race in the Nov. 6 election, asked how …

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Venture capital investment in US companies to hit $100B in 2018 – TechCrunch

Venture capital investment in US companies to hit $100B in 2018 – TechCrunch So many new unicorns valued at $1 billion-plus, countless $100 million venture financings, an explosion of giant funds — it’s no surprise 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for venture capital investment in U.S.-based companies. There …

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May Mobility puts autonomous shuttles on the streets of Columbus, Ohio – TechCrunch

May Mobility puts autonomous shuttles on the streets of Columbus, Ohio – TechCrunch This December a set of autonomous vehicles will start roaming the streets of Columbus, Ohio in an effort to turn this bustling midwestern community into the first smart city. The project, which is part of the Smart …

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VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service – TechCrunch

VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service – TechCrunch Ross Lipson, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the on-demand marijuana and cannabis delivery service, Dutchie, had thought he was done with the online delivery business. Instead, he’s launched a new delivery service that …

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Clinc expands to automotive, releases SaaS platform for its voice AI assistant – TechCrunch

Clinc expands to automotive, releases SaaS platform for its voice AI assistant – TechCrunch Clinc co-founder and CEO Jason Mars just announced the company is expanding to a third vertical: Automotive. The company, which started in fintech and recently unveiled a product for drive-thru restaurants, is aiming its voice AI …

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How to help Californians whose tap water is tainted? – TechCrunch

How to help Californians whose tap water is tainted? – TechCrunch David Gorn is a contributing writer for CALMatters and formerly was an editor and reporter for public media, including NPR and its California stations. Karen Lewis knows about water problems. The 67-year-old lives in Compton, where the water coming …

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SIM swap hacker caught in Florida – TechCrunch

SIM swap hacker caught in Florida – TechCrunch Florida police have arrested 25-year-old named Ricky Joseph Handschumacher. The young man is suspected of grand theft and money laundering. Handschumacher used SIM Swapping techniques to steal thousands in Bitcoin and to “drain bank accounts” according to security researcher Brian Krebs. Handschumacher’s …

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