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Occipital’s Structure Sensor Mark II is a smaller and much improved 3D scanner for your iPad – TechCrunch

Back in 2013, Occipital (a company then best known for making the RedLaser barcode scanning app) released the Structure Sensor, a device that turned any iPad you strapped it to into a portable 3D scanner. Six years later, they’re back with the next one: Structure Sensor Mark II. It’s about half the size, but considerably…

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Author: Greg Kumparak

Editor Greg Kumparak is an editor at TechCrunch. Greg started at TechCrunch in May of 2008. He led TechCrunch’s sister site MobileCrunch as editor until AOL acquired the company in 2010, at which point the editors of TechCrunch’s four main sites (TechCrunch, CrunchGear, MobileCrunch, TechCrunch UK) merged the sites under one domain. Best known for…

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Occipital’s New Structure Sensor Turns Your iPad Into A Mobile 3D Scanner – TechCrunch

The folks at Boulder/San Francisco-based Occipital are very much software people — the company’s RedLaser app was a big hit in the early App Store days before the team sold it to eBay, as was 360 Panorama before iOS 6’s Panorama feature took some of the wind out of its sails. Their roots may be…

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Building a robot? Occipital wants to provide the eyes – TechCrunch

A few years back, Occipital released a sensor that turned your iPad into a portable 3D scanner. Called the Occipital Structure, it packed lasers and cameras into a snap-on package that let the iPad be used for anything from accurately measuring a room’s dimensions to building 3D models for building prosthetic limbs. The catch? For…

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What lower Netflix pricing tells us about competing in India – TechCrunch

Netflix wanted to upheave India’s internet ecosystem. Market reality in the country left it with little choice but to adapt like most other Silicon Valley company. At a conference in New Delhi early last year, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was confronted with a question that his company has been asked many times over the years.…

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Manish Singh – TechCrunch

An Indian startup that is increasingly posing a threat to established food and grocery delivery businesses and e-commerce giants just closed a new financing round to expand its business in the nation. Fyle, a Bangalore-headquartered startup that operates an expense management platform, has extended its previous financing round to add $4.5 million of new investment…

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Spotify launches its streaming service in India – TechCrunch

Spotify has reportedly launched for some users in India today, with plans to officially launch on Wednesday to everyone, Variety, citing sources with knowledge of Spotify’s plans, reports. Update: It’s now official, Spotify has announced its launch in India. What’s particularly interesting is that, just for India, Spotify users who do not pay for a…

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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium come to India – TechCrunch

YouTube Music is coming to the next critical battlefield for streaming music services: India. The company announced this week it’s launching its ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free in the country, as well as YouTube Music Premium, its subscription that offers background listening, offline downloads and an ad-free experience for ₹99 a month. In…

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Netflix launches Rs 199 ($2.8) mobile-only monthly plan in India – TechCrunch

Netflix has a new plan to win users in India: make the entry point to its service incredibly cheap. The streaming giant today introduced a low-priced mobile tier in the country that costs Rs 199 ($2.8) per month in a bid to take on Disney, Amazon and dozens of other aggressively priced competitors in the…

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Netflix will raise prices for US subscribers, with its most popular plan going up to $13 per month – TechCrunch

Netflix is raising fees for U.S. subscribers in its biggest price increase since the company first launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Depending on your plan, the cost will go up by 13 percent to 18 percent. For the most popular plan (which includes high-definition streaming for up to two devices simultaneously), the price…