The Plankk launches mobile app providing fitness classes from influencers

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Leveraging years of building out white-labeled fitness applications for the health and wellness spokesmodels made Instagram famous, wellness startup, Plankk,  is now launching a digital app called The Plankk Studio where fans can take lessons from their favorite Instagram stars.  The company spent years building apps for the Instagram set, putting up 37 white-labeled applications which contained […]

AWS launches WorkLink to make accessing mobile intranet sites and web apps easier

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If your company uses a VPN and/or a mobile device management service to give you access to its intranet and internal web apps, then you know how annoying those are. AWS today launched a new product, Amazon WorkLink,  that promises to make this process significantly easier. WorkLink is a fully managed service that, for $5 […]

Sherpa, a Spanish voice assistant, expands Series A to $15M as it passes 5M users

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When we think of the AI platforms that are shaping how we use voice to interact with phones, home devices and other services, we tend to think of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google and Microsoft’s Cortana. But there are other players that may prove to have a compelling value proposition of their own. Sherpa.ai, a […]

Melonee Wise and Anca Dragan will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI April 18 at UC Berkeley

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Hard to believe, but we’re only a few months out from the next TC Sessions: Robotics. As we get ready for our third year, take a trip down robotic memory lane with these highlights from last year’s big event. We’ll be returning to UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall in April, this time with an added focus […]

Get ready for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI with highlights from last year’s event

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As we get ready for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on April 18 at UC Berkeley, we can’t help but look back at last year’s robotics event. With more than 1,000 attendees, thought-provoking panels and cutting-edge demos, 2018’s TC Sessions: Robotics was pretty great. We’ve compiled some highlights of some of our favorite moments from last […]

Gmail gets a strikethrough button

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This is not earth-shattering news by any means, but Google today announced that Gmail is getting a strikethrough button in its formatting bar. In addition, it’s also getting Undo/Redo options and the ability to download emails as .EML files. There really isn’t much more to be said about this, but if you ever wanted to […]

Daily Crunch: Munchery shuts down

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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is ceasing operations, effective immediately. The company laid off […]

Netflix’s ‘Roma’ nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture and director

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Netflix and Hulu will both have films in the running at the Academy Awards this year. Netflix changed its rules for theatrical releases to give “Roma” a better chance during awards season and it paid off today when the Alfonso Cuarón film was nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture and best director. Netflix’s “The […]

Shodan Safari, where hackers heckle the worst devices put on the internet

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If you leave something on the internet long enough, someone will hack it. The reality is that many device manufacturers make it far too easy by using default passwords that are widely documented, allowing anyone to log in as “admin” and snoop around. Often, there’s no password at all. Enter “Shodan Safari,” a popular part-game, […]

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