Gift Guide: Camping and backpacking gear that the outdoors lover in your life really wants
Backpack

Gift Guide: Camping and backpacking gear that the outdoors lover in your life really wants

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. Like plenty of others, I dug much deeper into the great outdoors and …

AWS updates its edge computing solutions with new hardware and Local Zones
Amazon Web Services

AWS updates its edge computing solutions with new hardware and Local Zones

AWS today closed out its first re:Invent keynote with a focus on edge computing. The company launched two smaller appliances for its Outposts service, which originally brought AWS as a managed service and appliance right into its customers’ existing data centers in the form of a large rack. Now, the …

AWS announces Panorama, a device that adds machine learning technology to any camera
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AWS announces Panorama, a device that adds machine learning technology to any camera

AWS has launched a new hardware device, the AWS Panorama Appliance, which, alongside the AWS Panorama SDK, will transform existing on-premises cameras into computer vision-enabled super-powered surveillance devices. Pitching the hardware as a new way for customers to inspect parts on manufacturing lines, ensure that safety protocols are being followed, or …

AWS launches new services for its industrial customers
amazon

AWS launches new services for its industrial customers

One of the areas that is often left behind when it comes to cloud computing is the industrial sector. That’s because these facilities often have older equipment or proprietary systems that aren’t well suited to the cloud. Amazon wants to change that, and today the company announced a slew of …

Obvious Ventures outlines the “world positive” impact of its startups and shares what’s next
bEYOND meat

Obvious Ventures outlines the “world positive” impact of its startups and shares what’s next

Today, the early-stage, mission-focused, San Francisco-based venture firm Obvious Ventures released a very readable overview of how each of its portfolio companies is benefiting the world in its own way. Its report shines a light on the grocery deliver service Good Eggs, for example, sharing that roughly 70% of the …

Elon Musk says SpaceX will attempt uncrewed Mars flight in two years, human landing in four to six
Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk says SpaceX will attempt uncrewed Mars flight in two years, human landing in four to six

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk was given an award from media giant Axel Springer on Tuesday, and he sat down to provide a wide-ranging interview that covered topics including space, Tesla, AI and even underpopulation. Musk addressed SpaceX’s Mars ambitions first, providing current timelines he’s working toward for reaching …

Salesforce buys Slack in a $27.7B megadeal
Cloud

Salesforce buys Slack in a $27.7B megadeal

Salesforce, the CRM powerhouse that recently surpassed $20 billion in annual revenue, announced today it is wading deeper into enterprise social by acquiring Slack in a $27.7 billion megadeal. Rumors of a pending deal surfaced last week, causing Slack’s stock price to spike. Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff didn’t …

Salesforce beats growth expectations as investors digest the Slack acquisition
Earnings

Salesforce beats growth expectations as investors digest the Slack acquisition

Today after the bell, Salesforce reported its third-quarter earnings for its fiscal 2021, a period that ended October 31, 2020. The CRM giant reported top-line revenue of $5.42 billion, up 20% from the year-ago period. Salesforce also had net income of $1.08 billion and earnings per share of $1.15. Analysts …

Announcing TechCrunch’s 2021 Event Calendar
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Announcing TechCrunch’s 2021 Event Calendar

We know that you’re hard at work building the next great startup, so we want to get our events on your radar early for next year. We’re excited to announce our 2021 fully virtual events line-up. Mark your calendars! TC Sessions: Justice March 3, 2021 Join us virtually while we …

Elon Musk would consider having Tesla acquire a legacy automaker
Automotive

Elon Musk would consider having Tesla acquire a legacy automaker

Elon Musk would consider leveraging Tesla’s mega $554 billion market cap to buy a legacy automaker, but only if it was on friendly terms, the billionaire entrepreneur said Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner. Musk, who received an award Tuesday from the media giant, discussed …