The Startup Alley from this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

 At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco we always have a huge and varied array of companies presenting.
Here’s a taster of the Startup Alley from this year, featuring companies from many of the pavilions at the event. Enjoy!
Health and BioTech Pavillion
Korea Pavillion
Germany Pavilion
Hardware Pavillion
IOT Pavilion
UK and Brussels Pavilion
AR/VR Pavillion Read More

The abyss of analytics

 I want to talk about a mistake I see client after client making. (I work at a tech consultancy. We have a lot of clients. Not all of them make this mistake! …But many do.) That mistake is to obsess over analytics data, without any strategy; to assume that all that needs to be done is to gather as much data as possible, and then this data will magically become knowledge, and knowledge… Read More

Deliveroo raises $385M in new funding, now valued at ‘over $2 Billion’

 Deliveroo, the London headquartered restaurant food delivery startup, has raised $385 million in new funding, giving it a valuation of “over $2 billion,” according to the company. Read More

Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

 Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics
Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by a rapidly depreciating hunk of plastic and metal. Now all I want is a pleasant transportation… Read More

Automakers accelerate their interest in startups

 It’s no secret that automakers have shown more interest in startups lately. Nor is it any secret what’s driving that surge, given the massive shifts the industry faces from the rise of electric cars, autonomous vehicles, ride-hailing services and other emerging technologies and transportation business models. We set out to quantify combined investment by automakers in startups… Read More

Beats Studio 3 bring premium noise canceling and battery life at a premium price

 Beats had a handful of different sounds on hand to test the Studio 3 ahead of launch. The demo was designed to showcase the range of the headphones’ new adaptive noise-canceling technology — but there’s only so much you can get from a demo in that kind of controlled environment. Read More

This news-reading AI could scan for police shootings nationwide

 Ask how many people have been killed in the last couple decades by police officers, and results vary widely. Local and federal authorities may track them differently, likewise activist and research groups. One project hopes to keep better tabs on police-related fatalities by having an AI system extract them from news reports nationwide. Read More