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Facebook employee dies after apparent suicide at company’s Menlo Park headquarters – TechCrunch

Facebook employee dies after apparent suicide at company’s Menlo Park headquarters – TechCrunch

An employee of Facebook died by apparent suicide Thursday morning, Menlo Park police reported and the company confirmed. “We were saddened to learn that one of our employees passed away at our Menlo Park headquarters earlier today,” a Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch in an email. The male employee was pronounced dead at the scene, which […]

Ricoh’s Theta Z1 is the first truly premium consumer 360 camera – TechCrunch

Ricoh’s Theta Z1 is the first truly premium consumer 360 camera – TechCrunch

Ricoh has a well-earned good reputation when it comes to building smart, technically excellent photographic equipment – including the almost legendary Ricoh GR series of pocketable APS-C cameras, which are a favorite among street photographers everywhere. Earlier this year, the company released the Ricoh Theta Z1, which builds on its success with its pioneering Theta […]

Facebook announces Portal TV – TechCrunch

Facebook announces Portal TV – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook launches Portal TV, a $149 video chat set-top box The Portal TV lets you hang out with friends using your […]

Salesforce brings AI power to its search tool – TechCrunch

Salesforce brings AI power to its search tool – TechCrunch

Enterprise search tools have always suffered from the success of Google. Users wanted to find the content they needed internally in the same way they found it on the web. Enterprise search has never been able to meet those lofty expectations, but today Salesforce announced Einstein Search, an AI-powered search tool for Salesforce users that […]

India bans e-cigarettes citing youth health concerns – TechCrunch

India bans e-cigarettes citing youth health concerns – TechCrunch

India’s government has announced an immediate ban on e-cigarettes — citing youth-focused public health concerns. In a news statement following a cabinet meeting today finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the ban covers production, manufacturing, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising of e-cigarettes. Sitharaman suggested India’s youth are viewing e-cigarettes as a “style statement”, […]

FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding – TechCrunch

FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding – TechCrunch

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. Currently in the prototype stage, these vehicles […]

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