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Announcing TC Sessions: Robotics with UC Berkeley, May 11 at Zellerbach Hall

Robotics is an incredibly demanding field because robots demand the best of everything technology has to offer, from machine learning, to sensors and GPUs, to materials technology and of course the “robot” itself. For that reason, there is no better subject for one of TechCrunch’s single-day, single-topic events, and we’re excited to announce that TechCrunch...

The Coolest Technology Athletes Used at the Olympics

From airbag vests to a VR training platform, these are the tech companies that caught my eye. February 23, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In the modern age of athletics, the intersection of sport and technology is often where champions are made. At the Olympic level, the margin of winning is so small, that leveraging new...

15 Essential Skills for Content Marketers—Do You Have Them?

Got content marketing skills? I sure hope you do, because your work in content marketing will probably require all of them—and maybe even a few you don’t already have. Whatever skills you don’t have now, you can learn over time. The skills I’d recommend a content marketer to have are: 1. The ability to learn (and learn fast) Content marketing moves fast....

How (and Whether) to Invest in and Structure Online Communities – Whiteboard Friday

Building an online community sounds like an attractive idea on paper. A group of enthusiastic, engaged users working on their own to boost your brand? What's the hitch? Well, building a thriving online community takes a great deal of effort, often with little return for a very long time. And...

Customer service bot startup Agent IQ announces $6.3 million Series A led by Sierra Ventures

If you’ve tried to deal with a bot before you can speak to a human customer service rep, you know how frustrating that process can sometimes be. Sure, there are basic tasks that can free up a human rep to handle the more difficult matters, but it can be exasperating when there is no...

10 Lessons for Entrepreneurs I Learned From Being a ‘Shark Tank’-Type Judge

I recently had the privilege of being a judge at the U.C. Berkeley Venture Capital Investment Competition (the “Competition”). This program was hosted by the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association and the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (affiliated with the Haas MBA School at U.C. Berkeley). The Competition was terrific, bringing together Berkeley-Haas and U.C. Berkeley graduate students to expose them to the venture...

Law firm that used contest to solicit Google reviews sees all but one disappear

Reviews are an essential part of doing business online. They heavily influence consumer buying and local rankings. But as Joy Hawkins points out, using rewards or other incentives to help generate them is a bad idea. A law firm in Louisville, Kentucky, Winton & Hiestand Law Group, had the vast majority of its reviews on Google removed after it was discovered...

Indigo Fair raises $12M to connect wholesalers with smaller retail outlets with a smarter service

Max Rhodes was walking around that weird little parklet in Hayes Valley in San Francisco after taking a break from a five-year stint at Square to figure out what he wanted to do next — and he kept seeing Square registers everywhere. It was spotting them over and over again in smaller retail shops dotted...

Startup Europe: leading partner for Entrepreneurs and their ecosystems

Startup Europe: leading partner for Entrepreneurs and their ecosystems STARTUP EUROPE CAMPFIRE PARIS Paris CAMPFIRE will be the first of a series of events piloted by the Startup Europe initiative of European Commission Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology through consortium leaders, to highlight the opportunities and network the community partners. GET A TICKET HERE!  Thus the Campfire will be...

Latest updates to Gboard for Android include a ‘search all media’ feature

According to a report from 9to5Google, Google is releasing new beta features for its Gboard for Android, making it possible for users to search all media from the Google-designed keyboard. “Alongside specific keyboards for emoji, stickers, and GIFs, there is a new interface that can search all categories. It is the first tab and features a carousel for swiping through...