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Sprinklr Buys Get Satsifaction To Add Customer Feedback To Its Social Media Platform

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get satisfaction Sprinklr, the social media management company that vaulted into the “unicorn club” last month after it raised $46m on a $1b+ valuation, is making an acquisition to expand into a new area, customer feedback. It is buying Get Satisfaction, makers of a platform that lets businesses connect with customers online and get feedback on their sites.

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August Raises $38 Million To Expand Smart Lock Retail Availability

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August Lock and App Smart Lock purveyor August has raised another $38 million in funding, bringing the company’s tally up to $50 million, the company’s co-founder Jason Johnson told TechCrunch. August’s Smart Lock attempts to reinvent the front door and rid the world of physical keys by relegating that duty to a smartphone.

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Mac Calendar App Fantastical Gets An Upgrade, And A Bigger Price Tag

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Week View Fantastical, one of the more popular calendaring applications designed for Apple users on iOS and Mac, has this morning rolled out its long-anticipated upgrade to its Mac app with the release of Fantastical 2.

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Indiegogo Darling Canary Hits Best Buy For $249

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Canary Product Line Canary, the all-in-one smart home monitoring system that launched on Indiegogo in summer of 2013, is today available in retail locations for the first time. This is a relatively big deal considering just how few crowd-funded hardware products ever make it out of the lab and into a retail location.

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Drinking And Driving? Not In The Car Of The Future

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What if you got into your car after having a few drinks at a bar--and it wouldn't start? The technology is only a few years away from public availability, and it could save thousands of lives, according to a new study.

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London’s Tech Hiring Boom Attracts Hired, JobBox And Other Startups To The Fray

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jobbox What is it with tech jobs in London (and, lately, the rest of the UK)? Well, ask a silly question, right? Because the city and the country is going through a tech boom right now and when that happens tech startups in the recruitment space scramble to join the fray, especially in the UK capital.

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Eat Whole Grains For A Long Life, New Study Says

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Grains -- in their rawest form -- are linked to a longer life.

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Amazon Simplifies Global Business With Cross-Region Data Replication

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces a new feature, Cross-Region Replication, simplifying the work of maintaining data in more than one location at the same time. This helps AWS customers that want - or need - to spread data and applications around the world.

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Leap Motion Is Bringing Hand Tracking To The OSVR Headset In May

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OSVR faceplate with Leap Motion side The open-source OSVR virtual reality headset is getting one of its first peripherals in the form of an optional faceplate that brings hand tracking to virtual reality projects via an embedded camera.

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Pulse Mining Uses Tableau To Future Proof Its Legacy ERP

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One of the difficulties that legacy vendors have when competing in a world awash with cloud solutions is the impediments that their fundamental architecture create. A legacy solution that isn't built with application programming interfaces (APIs) not only makes it hard for third-party vendors to integrate solutions into the core [...]

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The SQL Empire Strikes Back To Claim Agility

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Hadoop has introduced a lot of agility into the world of analytics and data integration. But through a variety of technologies, some of which were born to serve Hadoop, the SQL empire is now striking back to claim agility. A new group of technologies have been developed to address some of the long-standing challenges with the data warehouse ecosystem and with SQL databases in particular. By putting these technologies to work in intelligent and appropriate ways, it is now possible to move just as fast in the world of SQL as you can anywhere else.

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The Beastgrip Pro Turns Your Phone Into A Mobile Video Rig

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Beastgrip Pro The Beastgrip Pro is a rig system for your phone that lets you take better photos and video by adding stability, mics, lights, and lenses.

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Why The Internet Of Things Heralds The Next Great Economic Disruption

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The Internet of Things (IoT) may mean more than simply having devices and machines talking to each other. It potentially represents a profound shift affecting the way businesses and society operate. At this point, we're only just starting to grasp the implications these new technologies will have. This was the observation [...]

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Whatsapp Voice Calling Feature Spotted In The Wild

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whatsapp_topic - NOT FOR FEATURED IMAGE Select Android users are reporting they’ve happened upon a new voice calling feature in their Whatsapp mobile application, indicating that the now Facebook-owned company is testing the addition ahead of its expansion into territory currently dominated by apps like Skype and Viber, for example.

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Social Networks Report Record Numbers Around Super Bowl Conversations

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superbowl More people than ever reacted to last night’s Super Bowl using social media, according to reports from a number of tech companies. Facebook today says that this year’s Super Bowl was the biggest yet on its social network, and YouTube says more people than ever before watched ads and teaser videos on its site. Meanwhile, Twitter set a new record for Super Bowl tweets.

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Uber Opening Robotics Research Facility In Pittsburgh To Build Self-Driving Cars

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uber-smile1 Driver-on-demand service Uber is building a robotics research lab in Pittsburgh, PA to “kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development,” sources close to the decision have confirmed to TechCrunch. They say the company has hired talent from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, including lead engineering and commercialization experts.

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Pitch Your Startup In The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

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techcrunch-radio1 TechCrunch Radio can’t stop, won’t stop. So you should just accept your fate and apply to be in the pitch-off. Or at the very least, tune in on Tuesday evenings to hang out with us. For those of you who don’t yet know, TechCrunch Radio is an hour-long weekly radio show hosted by myself and East Coast Editor John Biggs that airs on Sirius XM 102 Indie and 103 Insight.

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BMW's Self-Driving Car Parks Itself And Picks You Up When You're Ready To Go

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While Audi may have won all the cool points for sending one of its self-driving cars on a 550 mile trip to Las Vegas for CES, BMW also has a few tricks up its sleeve. On the top floor of a Las Vegas casino garage, the company demonstrated how a modified version of its [...]

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If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?

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None of my companies went bankrupt, but none paid out, either ... until recently.

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BBC Journalists Detained For Operating Drone At World Economic Forum Last Month

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Three BBC journalists were questioned and released by Swiss police for operating a drone in a no-fly-zone at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last month according to The Guardian. A BBC spokeswoman admitted to The Guardian on Monday that the incident was a mistake by the operators as the [...]

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iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5

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If Obama And Congress Can Agree This Would Be Huge For Apple

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President Obama and at least two congressional groups are proposing lower tax rates for cash US companies have overseas.

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Apple Planning to Raise Reported $5 Billion in Bond Sale [Mac Blog]

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apple_feb2015_bondsApple today filed a prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission, hoping to sell $5 billion worth of new debt according to reports.

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Canadian Solar To Scoop Up Sharp's U.S. Solar Project Developing Firm for $265M

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Sharp announced Tuesday that it's selling its U.S.-based solar project development business, Recurrent Energy, for $265 million in cash to Canadian Solar. Sharp paid $305 million in cash for San Francisco-based Recurrent in 2010. Back then, the Japanese electronics and solar panel maker wanted to gain a foothold in the solar [...]

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Alibaba To Offer Loans To U.S. Businesses Through Lending Club

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has inked a partnership with peer-to-peer lending website Lending Club to help U.S. businesses purchase from China-based suppliers on the group’s online platforms. The partnership comes as billionaire Jack Ma is pushing the company beyond its home market. The group, which launched its U.S. website 11 [...]

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