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  • A law inviting Texans to sue social media companies over ‘censorship’ is back – TechCrunch

    A controversial Texas law that would open social media companies up to lawsuits from aggrieved users just notched a surprise win. A trio of federal appeals court judges issued the ruling Wednesday, which pauses a temporary injunction that blocked the law from taking effect last year. The law, HB 20, would prohibit tech platforms from [

  • Class buys tech from its own founder’s first edtech company for $210 million – TechCrunch

    Before starting Class, a Zoom-friendly virtual instruction tool, Michael Chasen was the founder of Blackboard, one of the first cloud solutions for education on the market. While Class has some nods toward Chasen’s previous gig — such as the ability to integrate CMS systems right into the classroom tool — today it is announcing a [

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

    Robots have transformed automation across industries such as agtech, automotive, logistics, manufacturing and warehousing. Yet even the most advanced robots typically work in restricted workcells away from people due to safety concerns.  The field of human-robot interaction (HRI) offers the potential for robots with enough cognitive smarts to work effectively and safely alongside humans in [

  • Dyson has been secretly building robots – TechCrunch

    You probably know Dyson for their vacuums, or maybe that too-powerful dryer you’ve tentatively stuck your hands in while waiting for a flight. Maybe you’ve seen their hair dryers or fans. Dyson is a company that develops premium products that move air around. Basically, if they don’t suck, they blow. Recently, the firm expanded with [

  • Why More Companies Are Opposing the Texas Social Media Law

    Last week, 19 trade bodies, including the Interactive Advertising Bureau, filed for an emergency application supporting NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)--organizations that represent tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook--against the Texas social media law. Known as the Texas HB20, the law stops social media platforms with over 50 million monthly

  • SiriusXM buys Conan O'Brien's podcast and media company

    Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend and Team Coco's other podcasts now belong to SiriusXM. O’Brien has sold his digital media company and podcast network to the satellite radio giant. As part of the deal, which The Wall Street Journal says is worth around $150 million, O'Brien has signed a five-year talent agreement to keep hosting his podcast. He'll also create and produce a Team Coco comedy channel. In addition, SiriusXM will have the right to distribute some videos from O'Brien's podcast, along with...

  • Is Now a Good Time to Buy Shares of 3M Company?

    3M’s (MMM) restructuring measures are expected to benefit the business in the long run. Analysts expect its revenue and EPS to increase. But given its stock's stretched valuation and poor