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Amazon’s ‘Fleabag’ wins four Emmys, including best comedy series – TechCrunch

Amazon’s ‘Fleabag’ wins four Emmys, including best comedy series – TechCrunch

Amazon must be pretty happy after tonight’s primetime Emmy Awards, where its shows “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dominated the comedy categories. “Fleabag” did particularly well, winning the big award for Comedy Series, as well as additional awards for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Phoebe Waller-Bridge, pictured above), Writing for a Comedy Series […]

TechCrunch Disrupt offers plenty of options for attendees with an eye on the enterprise – TechCrunch

TechCrunch Disrupt offers plenty of options for attendees with an eye on the enterprise – TechCrunch

We might have just completed a full-day program devoted completely to enterprise at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise last week, but it doesn’t mean we plan to sell that subject short at TechCrunch Disrupt next month in San Francisco. In fact, we have something for everyone from startups to established public companies and everything in between along […]

Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service – TechCrunch

Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service – TechCrunch

As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it’s putting the pieces in place to help it run. In one of the latest developments, it has acquired Servicefriend, a startup that built bots — chat clients for messaging apps based on artificial intelligence — to help customer service teams, TechCrunch has confirmed. […]

Facebook will let users disable storage of Portal voice snippets – TechCrunch

Facebook will let users disable storage of Portal voice snippets – TechCrunch

As consumer tech companies come under fire for how they handle voice data from consumers, Facebook is announcing changes to how users can manage recordings and transcriptions that are stored on Facebook’s services. At a press event announcing Facebook’s new line of Portal hardware, exec Andrew Bosworth told reporters that the company would be adding […]

Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests – TechCrunch

Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests – TechCrunch

Yesterday, software development tool maker Chef found itself in the middle of a firestorm after a Tweet called them out for doing business with DHS/ICE. Eventually it led to an influential open source developer removing a couple of key pieces of software from the project, bringing down some parts of Chef’s commercial business. Chef intends […]

Facebook employee dies after apparent suicide at company’s Menlo Park headquarters – TechCrunch

Facebook employee dies after apparent suicide at company’s Menlo Park headquarters – TechCrunch

An employee of Facebook died by apparent suicide Thursday morning, Menlo Park police reported and the company confirmed. “We were saddened to learn that one of our employees passed away at our Menlo Park headquarters earlier today,” a Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch in an email. The male employee was pronounced dead at the scene, which […]

The emergence of super apps in Latin America – TechCrunch

The emergence of super apps in Latin America – TechCrunch

Thiago Paiva is a fintech entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the co-founder of Liquia Digital Assets, an investment platform for international investments using blockchain technology. The super apps WeChat and Alipay became an integral part of the Chinese mobile ecosystem, growing to more than 1 billion monthly active users (MAU) and 1 billion annual […]

Amazon’s “climate pledge” commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030 – TechCrunch

Amazon’s “climate pledge” commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030 – TechCrunch

In Washington today, Amazon announced a series of initiatives and issued call for companies to reduce their carbon emissions ten years ahead of the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement as part of sweeping effort to reduce its own environmental footprint. “We’re done being in the middle of the herd on this issue—we’ve decided […]

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