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Walmart’s new personal shopping service Jetblack launches in New York – TechCrunch

Walmart’s tech incubator is out with its first experiment. The incubator, known as Store No. 8, just launched Jetblack, a concierge-style service for requesting stuff and getting it really quickly. During its pilot period, the project was known as Code Eight. To shop with Jetblack, first you need an invite. Right now the service is limited to some customers in Manhattan and Brooklyn who are part of an eight-month pilot program restricted to buildings with a doorman, though that will soon expand and a waitlist is available now. The service…

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Patient reporting tool from CancerAid now integrates with Epic Systems and Apple HealthKit – TechCrunch

CancerAid, a self-reporting and symptom monitoring tool for cancer patients, has scored its first major coups in the U.S. healthcare market with its integration into Epic Systems electronic health records at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and an integration with Apple’s HealthKit. Cedars, an investor in the company through an accelerator program it ran in conjunction with Techstars, marks the first  U.S. hospital system to incorporate CancerAid’s self-reporting information into a dashboard system for doctors. It’s been a long road for company co-founders Raghav Murali-Ganesh and Nikhil Pooviah, who first met…

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I would happily ditch the selfie camera for a full-screen phone – TechCrunch

Once a month or so, I’m reminded that my phone has a front-facing camera when I accidentally hit the toggle button, only to be greeted with a closeup image of my own, dumb face. Honestly, I can’t remember the the last time I used the thing — not intentionally, at least. I tried scrolling through my camera roll to locate the precise moment in which I felt compelled to take a selfie, but ultimately ended up getting tired of the exercise, giving up some time around May of last year.…

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Weights & Biases raises $5M to build development tools for machine learning – TechCrunch

Machine learning is one of those buzzwords that nearly every tech company likes to throw around nowadays — but according to Lukas Biewald, it represents a genuinely new approach to programming. “Software has eaten a lot of the world, and machine learning is eating software,” Biewald said. In his view, there are “fundamental” differences between the two approaches: “One important difference is if all you have is the code you used to train the program, you don’t really know what happened … If I had all the code that was used to…

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Roblox follows Minecraft into the education market – TechCrunch

Roblox, the massively multiplayer online game favored by the under 13 crowd, is following in Minecraft’s footsteps with a move into the education market. The company this morning announced a new education initiative, Roblox Education, that will offer a free curriculum to educators, along with international summer coding camps, and a free online “Creator Challenge” in partnership with Universal Brand Development, which will see kids building Roblox games inspired by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  The gaming company has been around for many years, but only recently reached a critical mass where…

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Google’s Area 120 incubator aims to improve your NYC subway commute with Pigeon – TechCrunch

There’s a new app coming out of Google’s Area 120 incubator that could help New York City subway commuters navigate the ever-growing number of delays. While the Pigeon app is already live on the Apple App store, it currently requires an invite code to access, so I wasn’t able to try it out myself. However, the Pigeon website describes it as a way for users save their favorite routes, then get recommendations on which route to take on a given day based on delays and crowds reported by other users.…

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This newly funded startup wants to help women gauge their reproductive health a lot sooner in life – TechCrunch

It’s often the case that women don’t think much about their reproductive health until they have to. Sometimes it begins with an aside from a well-meaning gynecologist — or one’s impatient parents. Sometimes, it’s because a couple is ready to try conceiving and it’s proving harder than they imagined it would be. A San Francisco-based startup called Modern Fertility wants to educate women about their reproductive health much earlier in their lives, enabling them to become more “proactive” instead of reactive, says cofounder and CEO Afton Vechery, who worked formerly…

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Les 5 divorces les plus chers du monde

De nos jours, les divorces peuvent atteindre des sommes faramineuses. Le plus récent du genre a eu lieu entre le milliardaire russe Dmitry Rybolovlev et son ex-femme Elena. Au bout de six ans de procédures judiciaires, Rybolovlev s’est entendu sur un montant non divulgué avec Elena, même si l’on sait qu’un tribunal suisse a versé 4,5 milliards $US à cette dernière en mai 2014. Voici quelques-uns des divorces les plus coûteux de l’histoire. Mel Gibson et Robyn Moore Gibson (2011) Montant de l’accord : estimé à 425 millions $US Roman…

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Scout.fm turns podcasts into personalized talk radio – TechCrunch

Scout.fm wants to change the way people listen to podcasts. Instead of scouring through the over 500,000 available shows available in your current podcast app, this startup’s new curated podcast service will just ask you a few questions to find out what you like, then create a podcast station customized to you. The experience is primarily designed for use on smart speakers, like Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo devices, but is also available as iOS and Android applications. The company was founded just over a year ago by Cara Meverden (CEO), previously…

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Canon has sold its last film camera – TechCrunch

Mark this date on your calendar. It’s the end of yet another tech era. Though, granted, this one’s been been death rattling for nearly a decade now. Canon this week announced with no fanfare that it’s sold its last film camera. The news was spotted by PetaPixel on the camera giant’s Japanese support forum. The model in question is the EOS-1V, which, incidentally, the company actually stopped making a full eight years ago. Since it has simply been selling out the rest of its stock, which, it seems, has finally…

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