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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 […]

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 […]

Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040 – TechCrunch

Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040 – TechCrunch

Amazon will be stepping up its efforts to reduce its climate impact, CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Thursday. The company will be ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan’s Rivian as part of this commitment, Bezos said. The commerce giant will seek to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040 – 10 years […]

Facebook announces Portal TV – TechCrunch

Facebook announces Portal TV – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook launches Portal TV, a $149 video chat set-top box The Portal TV lets you hang out with friends using your […]

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