Apple devices are butt dialing 911 from its refurbishing facility – 20 times per day

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Apple devices are butt dialing 911 from its refurbishing facility – 20 times per day Since October, emergency responders in Elk Grove and Sacramento County, California have received over 1,600 false alarm 911 calls coming from an Apple repair and refurbishing site in the area. It’s not clear if the calls are coming from Apple’s iPhones […]

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Split raises $17M for its product experimentation platform

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Split raises $17M for its product experimentation platform Split announced this morning that it’s raised $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Accel Partners and new investor Harmony Partners. Split has now raised a total of $26.8 million. The startup allows companies to test out new […]

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel got a $637 million bonus last year

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel got a $637 million bonus last year Snap’s stock investors haven’t made much money since the company went public last year, but CEO Evan Spiegel still got a hefty payday. According to an SEC filing, he was granted an RSU of 37,447,817, which vested at the time of the IPO. In other […]

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Visualizing the slave insurance industry

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Visualizing the slave insurance industry Similar to the way people insure their cars, houses and lives, slave-owners would sometimes insure their slaves. Fearful of not getting their money’s worth from their slaves, owners would sometimes take out insurance policies on them. In the 1800s, for example, some slave-owners who rented out their slaves would insure them […]

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Announcing TC Sessions: Robotics with UC Berkeley, May 11 at Zellerbach Hall

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Announcing TC Sessions: Robotics with UC Berkeley, May 11 at Zellerbach Hall Robotics is an incredibly demanding field because robots demand the best of everything technology has to offer. For that reason, there is no better subject for one of TechCrunch’s single-day, single-topic events, and we’re excited to announce that TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics is slated for May […]

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Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear

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Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear As the streetwear and sneaker industry continues to explode in popularity, we’re seeing more and more startups popping up to service the industry — all from slightly different angles. Meet Bump, a peer-to-peer take on a streetwear marketplace. Founded six months ago in the U.K. and now part of […]

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Facebook says it’s clarifying its ad metrics

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Facebook says it’s clarifying its ad metrics Facebook is looking to clean up and clarify the way advertisers measure their campaign performance. Over the past couple of years, the company has had to acknowledge multiple mistakes in its ad metrics. So making these kinds of tweaks (and taking other steps to increase transparency) could help restore […]

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