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Daily Crunch: Samsung’s vice chairman receives presidential pardon for bribery conviction

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Amazon-owned MGM makes a viral video show with surveillance footage from Amazon-owned Ring

Ring recently came under fire for leaking footage to law enforcement without device owners' permission.

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A newsletter that’s mostly about Amazon and iRobot

Actuator is the weekly TechCrunch newsletter covering all things robotic.

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iRobot announced a 10% staff cut the same day its Amazon news dropped

To better align its cost structure with near-term revenue, iRobot expects a net reduction of approximately 140 employees.

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Bolt Mobility bolted (and left cities with a mess) and other TC news

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Natasha Mascarenhas about YC’s decision to shrink their startup cohort and the recent...

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Amazon buys Roomba’s maker, Bolt vanishes, and YC slims down

Hello again! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly recap the top stories to cross TechCrunch dot-com over the past seven...

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Daily Crunch: Amazon to acquire iRobot in $1.7B all-cash deal

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Amazon is buying iRobot for $1.7B

Amazon this morning announced plans to acquire iRobot for an all-cash deal valued at $1.7 billion. The home robotics firm, best known for pioneering...

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Here’s everything you missed at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

In case you missed it, robots took over TechCrunch on Thursday, July 21. On that day, we played host to the robotic industry’s leading...

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Harmonizing human-robot interactions for a ‘new and weird’ world of work

Robots have always found it a challenge to work with people, and vice versa. Two people on the cutting edge of improving that relationship joined us...

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Rodney Brooks and Clara Vu will discuss human-robot interaction at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

Robots have transformed automation across industries such as agtech, automotive, logistics, manufacturing and warehousing. Yet even the most advanced...

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Dean Kamen is coming to TC Sessions: Robotics July 22 in Boston

After a year away, TC Sessions: Robotics returns July 22. We’ve spent the last several in-person shows at U.C. Berkeley, and we’re excited to be...

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Show us your robots at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

It’s time to gather your robots and get ready for a high-tech show-and-tell at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 on July 22 at the Hynes Convention Center...

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Daily Crunch: Google dumps FloC plan, proposes new Topics API for ad targeting

Today our cup overflows with news. There’s simply too much going on to cover in a single newsletter, so I’ve tried to fit in as much as possible.

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Dinner is servoed

I’ve been up to my neck in CES planning — and, I suppose, unplanning this week. There’s a strange disconnect getting pitches for the one...

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Business, school

Before we get started, two quick notes. We’re launching Actuator as a newsletter in a few short weeks! Make sure you’re in on the ground floor by...

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iRobot buys air purifier maker Aeris

A week ago, we were discussing iRobot’s smart home ambitions as they pertain to the company’s work with Amazon. The company has been highlighted...

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Hardware design platform nTopology raises $65M

Software for hardware design is all the rage in the VC funding world these days. Following recent rounds from Flux and Bild, nTopology just announced...

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Home, star, trucker

Once I was recovered from the initial surrealism of Amazon launching its own home robot, I immediately thought about iRobot. The company cornered the...

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iRobot’s poop problem

I’m all for encouraging more young people to enter STEM, to explore engineering and perhaps ultimately pursue a career in robotics. It’s a field...

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The newest Roomba gets smarter as it vacuums

The Roomba is easily among the most ubiquitous robots in the world — but it has never been one of the smartest. On the whole, that’s not a...

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