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  • FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding
    by Devin Coldewey on September 17, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Automating agriculture is a complex proposition given the number and variety of tasks involved, but a number of robotics and autonomy companies are giving it their best shot. FarmWise seems to have impressed someone — it just raised $14.5 million to continue development of its autonomous weeding vehicle.

  • GoCardless launches US debit payments solution and opens San Francisco office
    by Steve O'Hear on September 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    GoCardless, the London fintech that aims to become the one-stop shop globally for businesses that want to let customers pay via recurring bank payments, has launched a U.S. debit solution. The company has also opened an office across the pond in San Francisco’s financial district, headed up by Andrew Gilboy, general manager, North America, who

  • Biology as technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries
    by David Riggs on September 17, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    We face two major threats today: one to the health of our planet and the other to our own. Fortunately, biology and technology are creating fixes for the planet as well as for the human body.

  • Tutoring business-in-a-box service Clark has been acquired by edtech startup Noodle
    by Jonathan Shieber on September 17, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Clark, the tutor management business-in-a-box service, has been acquired by the New York-based education startup Noodle for an undisclosed amount, TechCrunch has learned. Founded by John Katzman, the serial entrepreneur behind education technology giants including The Princeton Review and 2U, Noodle offers education search services to help people apply to the right programs that meet

  • Lyft faces lawsuit that alleges kidnapping at gunpoint and rape
    by Megan Rose Dickey on September 17, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Lyft is facing another lawsuit pertaining to its handling of alleged sexual assaults at the hands of drivers on its platform. In a suit filed today in the San Francisco Superior Court, Alison Turkos accuses Lyft of 11 counts, including general negligence, vicarious liability for assault with a deadly weapon, sexual assault, sexual battery and

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