One billion 3D views and counting

Alice Lloyd George AD: Three months ago. AMLG: Congratulations. Maybe we can start with a bit your history, how you got into graphics, came over from France for Techstars and the origins of the company. AD: Initially wood sculpture, then for this piece it had to be clay because it…

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Observe.AI raises $8M to use artificial intelligence to improve call centers

Being stuck on the phone with call centers is painful. We all know this. Observe.AI is one company that wants to make the experience more bearable, and it’s raised $8 million to develop an artificial intelligence system that it believes will do just that. The funding round was led by Nexus Venture Partners,…

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Scientists Take A Massive Step Forward In Converting Air Into Fuel

A Canadian company has taken a key step towards developing carbon capture technology that could pay for itself. The technology, being developed by Carbon Engineering, aims to strip CO2 from the air and turn it into a carbon-neutral fuel that could then go straight back into cars. One of the…

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Iconic New York Handbag Designer Kate Spade Dead At 55

New York-based designer Kate Spade died Tuesday, the eponymous company she launched in the ’90s confirmed. She was 55.  “We honor all the beauty she brought into this world,” read a statement released by Kate Spade New York in the hours after her death became known. The designer reportedly died by suicide.…

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Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel

It’s the end of an era for Yahoo Messenger, one of the first instant messaging apps on the market. Today, Oath (which also owns TechCrunch) announced that it would be winding down the service on July 17 as it continues to experiment and consider how and if it can have…

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