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How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions

This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and hear. The Echo Look also contains a depth sensor that’s being used, in the first instance, to create a bokeh effect for a hands-free style...

Under political pressure, Infosys says it will hire 10,000 American workers

Infosys, the India-headquartered tech consulting giant, has promised to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years. The company said today that it will accomplish this by launching four new technology hubs in the U.S., with the first set to open this August in Indiana. The Indiana facility is supposed to create 2,000...

About.com rebrands to Dotdash

About.com, one of the internet’s oldest and most familiar websites, is about to fully fade to memory. The IAC-based company has been slowly dismantling its content from an all-in-one site to branded vertical sites, including Verywell (Health), Lifewire (Tech), The Balance (personal finance), The Spruce (home and food) and ThoughtCo (education). And today, About.com...

On-demand food startup Sprig is shutting down today

Sprig, the on-demand food delivery service, is shutting down, The Information reports. TechCrunch has since obtained the copy of the email Sprig is sending to customers today. “It is with a heavy heart that my co-founders and I share that Sprig, Inc. will be shutting down the app today,” Sprig CEO Gagan Biyani wrote...

Aide with all the Bud Light on Capitol Hill insists it’s not to celebrate taking away your health care

"What, this? This is for the bowling team later." An aide pushing a cart full of beer into the Capitol basically pinky-swore that the beverages had not been ordered to celebrate the House passing a bill designed to kill Obamacare. Shortly before House Republicans celebrated a narrow vote approving President Trump's promised health care...

Hillary Clinton Wikipedia page redirected to ‘Mein Kampf’ for 16 hours and no one noticed

Despite how much we all love it, Wikipedia is not a credible source. That's because any one can edit content at any time, adding in falsehoods that can sit there until, well, someone notices. Case in point: a page dedicated to the bibliography of Hillary Clinton redirected to Adolf Hilter's autobiography Mein Kampf on...

Confidant is an early alert system to help find missing people

Technology such as Facebook’s Safety Check has massively helped with the challenge of identifying and finding people when they go missing, but it is anything but perfect as missteps have shown. Confidant, a project developed at the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon in New York this weekend, is aiming to complement existing systems with a notification...