Author: Henry Pickavet

Here are all the panels from TechCrunch Sessions: Justice

 The conversation around diversity in tech persists. One effect of this has been the creation of executive positions designed to oversee a company’s approach to inclusion. That’s great. However, it has also resulted in the dilution of the word “diversity” and subsequent backlash in Silicon Valley and beyond. And yet, the tech industry is primed to not only model… Read...

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Amazon makes a bid to buy Whole Foods

Amazon scared investors away from competing grocery stores today when it acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, Kroger, and more all saw their share prices sink dramatically. Amazon’s ecommerce empire, sophisticated trucking distribution network, advanced technology, and deep pockets could all help Whole Foods run circles around its old-fashioned rivals. As…...

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Judah Vs. The Machines: For when you can’t bring yourself to go shopping

You’d be forgiven If you can’t be bothered to drag yourself to the store to shop for shoes and clothes and things for your bedroom. The internet is there for you, after all. But if you don’t know what you want? Well, I guess there is an app for that. And Judah Friedlander wants to take it on. In this episode of Judah Vs. the Machines, Friedlander, a self-described shoe expert because he “has feet,” tries to be better at shopping for three human guinea pigs than an app called Operator. After standing in phone booths with no phones,...

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Devs descend on Seattle

Snap is the new stubborn, slow-growing Twitter 3 minutes ago by Josh Constine Former US mental health chief left Google’s life sciences arm to launch his own health startup 8 minutes ago by Sarah Buhr Microsoft is extending Azure IoT to the edge of the network 10 minutes ago by Frederic Lardinois Google acquires Owlchemy Labs VR game studio 1 hour ago by Lucas Matney Snap is getting absolutely crushed after falling short of Wall Street’s expectations 1 hour ago by Matthew Lynley Snapchat hits a disappointing 166M daily users, growing only slightly faster 1 hour ago by Josh Constine CBS launches an All Access-Showtime...

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