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11 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

by • April 21, 2016 • No Comments

This week, Apple’s MacBook got a few sweet new upgrades, leading tech companies reported earnings, Snapchat’s crazy new 3D stickers hit iOS and additional. These are the stories at any timeyone in tech is talking of.

1. Apple’s MacBook got a mid-season upgrade which included faster processors, advantageous graphics, faster internal memory and an hour additional of battery life. And if pink laptops are your thing, you can now get Apple’s Rose Gold finish on a Mac for the initially time at any time.

Floating MacBooks. See how they float.

Floating MacBooks. See how they float.

2. We ran the initially comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female discovereders. Some findings of the report: Only 7 percent of partners at top 100 venture firms are women, and women hold only under 12 percent of partner roles at both accelerators and corporate venture firms. This is a must-read for anyone in venture capital.

3. Tesla is facing a few unhappy customers. Some Model X owners discovered their car doors won’t shut and the windows won’t close. And earlier this month, the company recalled 2,700 Model X cars to fix a seat latch issue.

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4. Earnings season has begun. Alphabet slid 5 percent after missing expectations on revenue of $20.3 billion, Microsoft missed on its third financial quarter, much to the disappointment of Wall Street and Yahoo reported flat earnings amid acquisition talks. Intel reported lower-than-expected initially-quarter earnings and revealed it is slashing 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce. Verizon missed on sales of $32.2 billion and kept quiet of its Yahoo bid.

5.Facebook launched Group Calling for the reason it wants to be your phone. Now, Messenger may assist as a advantageous replacement for Skype. Facebook updated the News Feed to highlight links to sites it thinks you will spend additional time looking at.

6. Facebook co-discovereder Sean Parker relaunched his Airtime app, a video chat room for groups.

7. YouTube rolled out assist for 360-degree live streams and spacial audio — and is the initially to do so at scale.

8. LinkedIn launched a vastly overhauled new option of its Recruiter platform, the interface and paid product utilized by those who mine the company’s database to fill jobs. The new option comes with a smart search and suggestions of much like candidates.

9. Snapchat’s crazy 3D stickers which allow users to “pin” emojis to objects in videos hit iOS. Here’s how to use them. In honor of 4/20, Snapchat released a Bob Marley filter which prompted blackface backlash.

10. Tech fatigue: when at any timeything new feels old, and at any timeything various feels dumb. Here’s how to pull by yourself out of it.

11. Curb is a comprehensive home energy monitoring process. Matt Burns went hands-on with the $399 process, concluding which it shows a lot of promise in surprising ways.

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