Noopl’S Iphone Plug-In Is Designed To Improve Hearing In Noisy Environments

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Noopl’s iPhone plug-in is designed to improve hearing in noisy environments: Brian Heater


Noopl looks like one of the more interesting hardware startups to come out of CES day one. The Sacramento-based company has designed an accessory that it says can help drown out background noise for users in a loud environment. The little accessory sports a L…

YouTube and WhatsApp inch closer to half a billion users in India: Manish Singh


WhatsApp has enjoyed unrivaled reach in India for years. By mid-2019, the Facebook-owned app had amassed over 400 million users in the country. Its closest app rival at the time was YouTube, which, according to the company’s own statement and data from mobile…

Facebook says it will remove references to 'stop the steal' across its platform: Sarah Perez


In the wake of last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol, Facebook today announced it will be taking additional steps to removing content referencing the phrase “stop the steal” on its platform. The phrase is associated with the right-wing campaign that falsel…

Flexible VC: A new model for startups targeting profitability: David Teten, Jamie Finney


A new category of investors has emerged offering a hybrid between VC and revenue-based investment (RBI), which we call “flexible VC."

Sneaker enthusiast group SoleSavy raises $2M, setting the stage for a community-driven commerce boom: Matthew Panzarino


SoleSavy, a community built around buying hot sneakers and related items that are increasingly hard to acquire at retail, raised $2M in a round that closed late last year. SoleSavy is a group of communities that is currently mostly hosted on Slack. SoleSavy’…

Ubiquiti says customer data may have been accessed in data breach: Zack Whittaker


The networking gear maker said it "cannot be certain" that hackers didn't take user data.

Vuzix’s new microLED-powered smart glasses will arrive this summer: Brian Heater


Less than a full day into CES 2021, and it seems that smart glasses are very much shaping up as a trend. I wrote about a pair of AR glasses from Lenovo aimed at business applications yesterday, and a few other companies have popped up in the meantime, with va…

Snap acquires location data startup StreetCred: Anthony Ha


Snapchat’s parent company Snap has acquired StreetCred, a New York City startup building a platform for location data. Snap confirmed the news to TechCrunch and said the acquisition will result in four StreetCred team members — including co-founders Randy Mee…

Saildrone launches a 72-foot autonomous seabed-mapping boat: Darrell Etherington


Mapping the ocean’s floor is a surprisingly vital enterprise, which helps with a range of activities including shipping, coastal protection, and deep-sea resource gathering. It’s also a very costly and time-consuming activity, which can be demanding and dange…

Mobileye is bringing its autonomous vehicle test fleets to at least four more cities in 2021: Kirsten Korosec


Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, is scaling up its autonomous vehicle program and plans to launch test fleets in at least four more cities over the next several months, including Detroit, Paris Shanghai and Tokyo. Mobileye president and CEO Amnon Shashua said…


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