13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

wwdc This week, Microsoft bought up LinkedIn, Apple’s WWDC took place and the E3 gaming trade show had the tech world talking. These are the stories you don’t want to miss this week. Read More

Google opens a Research Center in Europe

image01 Google announced this morning it’s opening a dedicated machine learning research center in Europe, which will be based in its Zurich office. The center will focus on the development of products and research in the areas of Machine Intelligence. Specifically, says Google, it will research ways to improve machine learning infrastructure as well as how to put it into practical use.… Read More

Google launches Android N Developer Preview 4

android Google today released the fourth preview of Android N, the next — and as of yet unnamed — version of its mobile operating system. As far as we can tell, the new preview does not include any major new features. Instead, the focus is on the various new APIs that developers will be able to access to make use of all the new features in Android N. These APIs (and the Android N SDK) are… Read More

YouTube’s new Director tools allow small businesses to create video ads on their phones

youtube director YouTube is launching a new suite of products for advertisers under the umbrella name of YouTube Director. Collectively, these products are supposed to make it easier for businesses (particularly the smaller ones that don’t have their own production capabilities and aren’t going to hire an ad agency) to shoot and edit video ads that can run then on YouTube. One of the new products is… Read More

Apple’s iOS 10 finally, truly begins the mobile messaging war

robot-revolution The third tech war will be fought over messaging. And it will be fought everywhere. Read More

Andy Rubin explains his $300M bet on the future of hardware

Andy Rubin, senior vice president at Google Inc., attends the New Economy Summit 2013 hosted by the Japan Association of New Economy (JANE) in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Rakuten Inc. Chairman Hiroshi Mikitani set up the JANE in June after quitting the main business lobby Nippon Keidanren in protest over the group's support for nuclear power. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images Andy Rubin, the creator of Android — arguably the widest distributed operating system in the world — left Google a few years back to start a hardware incubator with a $300 million fund called Playground. Since then, he’s been pretty busy trying to envision the future of hardware. And that doesn’t just include robotics. At the Bloomberg technology conference he showed… Read More

Google wants to bring Fiber to Dallas

welcome_to_google_fiber Google wants to bring its gigabit Fiber internet service to Dallas, the company announced today. It’s important to note that, for now, the company is only “exploring” the idea of bringing Fiber to Dallas. Google typically first announces its plans to bring Fiber to a city and then starts working with the local authorities to figure out the details for the… Read More

Google launches Springboard, an AI-powered assistant for its enterprise customers

google-springboard Google has unwrapped two significant announcements for its enterprise customers, the most notable of which is the rollout of Springboard, a new service that makes searching from Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, Gmail and other Google enterprise services a cinch. Read More

Apple’s App Store at the end of the app era

iPhone SE - 12 Like a fly frozen in amber, the App Store’s fundamental deal has remained unmoving since its inception. As an enormous ecosystem swelled around it, crystalline structures of new rules and avenues of customer interaction have also grown — but not nearly fast enough for most developers. Read More

The operating systems of the 2016 elections revealed!

Donald Trump makes a point during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Each candidate is working off a different operating system, representing a completely different media paradigm. According to media commentator Douglas Rushkoff, Bernie Sanders is the candidate of the radio age, Hillary Clinton of the tv age and Donald Trump of our internet age. Read More
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