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11:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Heres what happened at Microsofts Build keynote
 We’ve been at Microsoft’s Build conference all day, getting up close and personal with the latest and greatest from Microsoft. With announcements about Xbox, Cortana, Windows 10, new...
11:33 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Teardown of Oculus Rift finds good design thats somehow relatively easy to repair
 When a new category of gadget appears, it’s understandable when the vanguard devices aren’t the most well designed, or are resistant to disassembly and repair. Fortunately, that does...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Sat-nav? More like stab-nav: RedZone routes you around the shady part of town
 Most mapping companies are pretty good at getting you from point A to point B. They usually optimize for the quickest or shortest route, but rarely take into account the risks of navigating the ...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Scientists create living insect-computer hybrid with user-adjustable speed and gait
 “Nature’s ready-made robot platforms.” That’s how a new paper from researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University describe insects — it’s e...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab
 Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, ...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Branch.co raises $9.2 million to bring financial services where banks dont go
 San Francisco-based Branch International, or Branch.co, raised $9.2 million to bring digital financial services to mobile phone users in Sub-Saharan Africa. Andreessen Horowitz led the Series A ...
09:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Quoras first acquisition is Arab Spring instigators Q&A site Parlio
 “Ex-con” isn’t normally something you find on a founder’s resume. But Google employee Wael Ghonim went to jail for sparking the Egyptian Revolution. Now he might be weari...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Imgurs Sarah Schaaf on building online communities
This week on Bullish, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the queen of Imgur, a.k.a. Sarah Schaaf, head of community at Imgur. We talked about IRL communities versus digital communities, what it t...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Is Tony Fadell In Nests Way?
 In an article inThe Information, Fadell saidthat he didn’t think Dropcom cofounder and CEO Greg Duffy had“earned” the right to report to himdirectly. Fadellalso explained awaya...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Moovit expands accessibility features for blind users
 It’s easy to get caught up in the new, cool thing aspect of transportation tech and apps, but there’s some real social benefit and freedom to be found here. Take, for instance, Moovi...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft is bringing bots to Skype and everywhere else
 Microsoft’s recently launched, A.I.-powered bot Tay may have embarrassed the company when Twitter users taught the machine how to be racist, but Microsoft hasn’t given up on the futu...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch ACLU map shows locations of 63 ongoing phone-unlocking cases
 In case you thought the recently and abruptly terminated fracas in San Bernardino was an isolated incident, the ACLU has put together a handy map of cases around the country where the All Writs ...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Launching a new service, fragrance subscription provider Scentbird feathers its nest with $2.8 million
 Scentbird, the subscription-based service for perfumes and colognes, has added another $2.8 million in venture funding to its $1 million seed round as it launches a new service that expands beyo...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Why the Oculus Rift wont go the way of Google Glass
 On a recent episode of our podcast we spoke about the VR industry with Matt Hartman, director of seed investments at Betaworks. When evaluating VR companies, Hartman looks for whether the compan...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Expa opens up Expa Labs giving companies $500k in funding
 Expa, the startup studio led by foursquare cofounder Naveen Selvadurai and Uber cofounder Garrett Camp, has today announced the close of a $100 million fund that will go towards both Expa Studio...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft demos next-generation image captioning Captionbot
 The power of the cloud is a bit fuzzy to most of us, but Microsoft wants to improve that by giving developers a series of API tools it has dubbed Cognitive Services to make their software far sm...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft demos next-generation image-captioning Captionbot
 The power of the cloud is a bit fuzzy to most of us, but Microsoft wants to improve that by giving developers a series of API tools it has dubbed Cognitive Services to make their software far sm...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Apple launches Safari Technology Preview, a new browser aimed at web developers
 Apple today announced it’s expandingits efforts in the area of web development, with the launch of a new version of its Safari web browser, designed specifically for developers. Called Saf...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft introduces the Desktop App Converter for bringing Win32 apps to the Windows Store
 In an announcement met by hoots and hollers from the developers at Build, Microsoft introduced the ‘Centennial’ desktop app converter. With this, developers can convert their Win32 a...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Dating app Boompi lets women invite friends to eavesdrop and comment on private messages
 Boompi starts off by following the now well-trodden Tinder-esque location-based dating path. But here’s the clincher: Women on the app can invite friends to eavesdrop and secretly comment...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft extends its Windows Hello login security features to apps and the web
 Being able to log in to an app with the help of thefingerprint scanner is quickly becoming a standard feature on mobile. But while Windows PCs and laptops have long had fingerprint scanners to a...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft envisions Cortana as your best digital friend
 Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant competes against the likes of Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and the unnamed mystery voice behind Google Now. It’s part of a new wave...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft now lets you turn any Xbox One into a development kit
 The Xbox One is about to become a far more interesting (and accessible) platform for indie game developers — and regular users will soon be able to use their console to chat with Microsoft...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
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04:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft is bringing the Bash shell to Windows 10
 Here is an announcement from Microsoft Build you probably didn’t see coming: Microsoft today announced that it isbringing the GNU project’s Bash shell to Windows. Bash (Bourne Again ...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft is bringing improved pen support to Windows 10
 Windows 10 andearly versions of Windows havelong supported peninput. For the most part, though, that support was relegated to specific apps. As the company announced at its Build developers conf...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Google tackles simple 360 content embeds with VR View, introduces Cardboard SDK for iOS
 Virtual reality is great for gaming and movies, but when it comes to real-world use cases there’s still quite a bit of room for VR to prove itself. Google is hoping to kickstart this proce...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Firefox for iOS gets updated with better security, protection for your passwords
 Late last year, Mozilla debuted the public version of its Firefox for iOS web browser, and today the organization is rolling out a notableupdate in terms of its security. According to an announc...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Uber switches the help desk to in-app support for parts of the world that dont believe in email
 Uber’s help desk has relocated from email communications to within the app. The reason? Many parts of the world where Uber is keen on gaining a large chunk of the market share, such as Chi...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft announces the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, coming this summer
 Microsoft today announced the next major update of Windows 10 at its Build developer conference in San Francisco. The “Windows 10 Anniversary Update” is scheduled to arrive — y...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft: Windows 10 now runs on 270M monthly active devices
 Following from the unmitigated disaster that was Windows 8, Windows 10 has been doing rather well for Microsoft. After announcing that its flagship operating system ran on 200 million monthly ac...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Gett looks to acquire Radio Taxis in the UK
 Gett, the on-demand taxi app looking to take on the likes of Uber, has just announced that it has launched a bid to acquire Radio Taxis in London. The deal would bring the total number of black ...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the Microsoft Build 2016 keynote live right here
 Microsoft is holding its annual Build developer conference in San Francisco this week and the company is kicking off the event with its first of two major keynotes this morning. You can watch th...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch CockroachDB just raised $20 million from Benchmark, Index, and GV
 CockroachDBa New York-basedopen-database company that aims to keep the applications of itsenterprise customersup and running, even when theirdata centers and cloud infrastructure suddenly go off...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Task management app Asana raises $50M at a $600M valuation led by YCs Sam Altman
 Asana, an enterprise app thatlets peopleset and track projects and other goals, has hit a goal of its own: today, the company is announcingthat it has raised $50 million. The Series C round R...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Fullscreen targets the YouTube generation with new streaming service launching in April
 Fullscreen, a media company whose creators’ videos reach 600 million subscribers across YouTube and other social networks, today announced the launchdate and details regarding its subscrip...
02:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Sorry Sunrise, Im switching to Fantastical
 Fantastical is back with a huge update on OS X. There are ton of new things, like native Exchange support, checking your coworkers’ availability, notifications for shared calendars in iClo...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Lobster lets you sell your Facebook photos to advertisers
 Lobster, the marketplace for buying and selling user generated content, has just announced an integration with Facebook. This means that Facebook users can sign up with Lobster to sell their con...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Black founder who went on epic tweetstorm ahead of YC demo day gets funding
 Things seem to be turning around for Matt Joseph, the Y Combinator-backed startup founderwho went onan epic tweet storm ahead of demo day about the elephant room — racism and raising money...
02:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch vMocion looks to end motion sickness in virtual reality by tricking your brain
 When it comes to motion sickness in VR, one bad experience can leave a person with little or no desire to ever try on a headset again. One of the majorproblems is the mismatch between the visual...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch What we can learn from Uber and Lyfts Austin recall and initiative efforts
 Technology companies have faced years’ worth of criticism for being behind the times in dealing with political pressure. Unlike other, more old-line industries that saw regulations, taxing...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch First round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available
 The wait is over, Hackathon fans. Today, we’re thrilled to release the first wave of tickets to the Hackathon at Disrupt NY 2016, and you can secure your spot by grabbing a ticket here. Th...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Protecting identity could be key to enterprise security
 When you hear frompeople who know about security, the discussion often turns to end users, who are considered the weakest link in the security chain. While IT and the powers that be struggle to ...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Square copies Stripe with new online checkout API
 Watch out Braintree, Stripe and other online checkout systems, Square is going after you. The company launched new APIs today for offline and online stores. But the bigger news is that e-commerc...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Streaming movie service Tribeca Shortlist comes to Apple TV
 Tribeca Shortlist, the streaming movie service from Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises (the organization behind the Tribeca Film Festival), is releasing its Apple TV app today. Why does anyone ne...
12:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Parrots Henri Seydoux to talk about the future of drones at Disrupt NY
 Parrot has been a pioneer in the drone industry. The company started working on drones nearly ten years ago before it was cool. That’s why we’re glad to announce that Parrot founder ...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Call intelligence platform Invoca grabs $30M Series D led by Morgan Stanley AIP
 Millennials may be slowly forgetting that their mobile phones make calls, but there’s still a good amount of cash/intelligence to be had in gathering enterprise call statistics to gain mor...
08:51 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Alibabas healthcare unit invests $35M in a medical imaging company
 If you live outside of China, it can be easy to forget that Alibaba’s business aspirations go far beyond e-commerce and into many aspects of daily life. This week, the company took another...
08:46 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Foxconn confirms Sharp takeover for a reduced price of $3.5B
Foxconn’s proposed acquisition of Sharp, a deal that was sensationally put on hold last month after Sharp had announced it, has been completed today after both companies confirmed the agreement....
08:20 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Frichti grabs $13.4 million for its full stack food delivery service
 French startup Frichti is making the news again with yet another round of financing. This time, the company is raising $13.4 million (12 million) from Idinvest, existing investor Alven Capital, ...
08:13 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft AI bot Tay returns to Twitter, goes on spam tirade, then back to sleep
 Near a week after being silenced because the internet taught her to be racist, Microsoft’s artificial intelligence bot “Tay” briefly returned to Twitter today, whereon she went...
07:44 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Relaxing of foreign investment rules set to shake up Indias e-commerce market
 India’s e-commerce space might be about to get a shake-up after the government appeared to open the door to overseas companies owning majority stakes in domestic internet sales companies. ...
06:18 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Cyan Banister joins Founders Fund as partner
 Cyan Banister, a renowned angel investorandstartupfounder, has joined Founders Fund. She’s the 11-year-old firm’s first female investing partner. According to a Bloomberg story, inve...
06:11 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Uber announces a more immersive Ride Request option for third-party apps
 Uber added a ride request button to let third-party apps add the ability to order a ride last year, but today it has introduced a more feature-rich option that it says caters to requests it has ...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Planday, the workforce management solution for shift-based businesses, scores $14M Series B
 Planday, the Danish startup that offers a cloud-based “shift planning” solution for various types of businesses that employ a flexible workforce, such as restaurants, hotels, stores,...
04:59 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Apple strikes a deal with MLB to put iPads in dugouts
 The MLB is taking a page from the NFL’s playbook and equipping teams with tablets to useduring games for the 2016 season. But, instead of Microsoft Surface Tablets, the MLB has made a deal...
04:42 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon bans the sale of rogue USB-C cables
 There’s good news in the fight against rogue USB-C cables, some of which have caused major problems with smartphones and laptops, after Amazon tightened the regulations around the type of ...
01:51 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch A rant about why Snapchat 2.0 is no disappearing teen fad
 Ignore Snapchat at your own peril. It’s a lot more than sexts and ephemeral photos. Today’s Chat 2.0 update makes Snapchat a competitor to your phone itself. What started as an app f...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, March 30, 2016
Techcrunch Whats trending in the IoT space
 Our team has been active as investors in the Internet of Things and hardware space over the past two years. We’ve read pitches from hundreds of companies, met with dozens, read hundreds of...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify raises $1 billion in debt with devilish terms to fight Apple Music
 On-demand streaming music is inevitable, so Spotify is taking whatever fuel it can get to win the race against Apple. Whoever can sign up customers faster to consume their data and network effec...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch eBay acquires Cargigi to expand its eBay Motors team, improve tech for auto dealers
 Ebay announced this afternoon that it’s acquiring anauto industry technology company known as Cargigi, a large provider of advertising and marketing services ona number of popular free cla...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Seven things to watch for at Strata Hadoop World 2016 in San Jose
 With Strata + Hadoop World kicking off, it’s always fascinating to step back and look at the contents of the sessions as a way of understanding what’s happening in the world of Big D...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Experts think the IPO window could finally bust open in the second quarter
 Renaissance Capital, the IPO research firm, has published a new report about the first quarter of this year, and, as you might expect, it doesn’t paint a pretty picture. For starters, it n...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook, Apple, Google, other tech CEOs demand North Carolina repeal anti-LGBT law
 The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC just released a letter addressed to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, urging him to repeal the provisions of House Bill 2. H.B. 2gets rid of no...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card
 Razer’s Ripsaw is far from the first game capture card, but it leapfrogs the competition nicely and takes aim at a growing population of streamers who are willing to pay good money for an ...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Women arent the only ones who feel theyre not paid fairly in tech
 Comparably, the Glassdoor-like platform for self-reporting employment and compensation data, has released some data around culture at tech companies. Within a couple of weeks of launching, over ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Will capitalism survive the robot revolution?
 Economic experts are trying to figure out a question that just two decades ago seemed ridiculous: If 90 percent of human jobs are replaced by robots in the next 50 years — something now co...
06:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram needs editing tools to make new 60-second videos tolerable
 Most people are terrible at shooting video. Any longer than 15-seconds and it will probably be boring. That’s why Instagram capped videos at a quarter-minute when it launched the feature i...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch FTC files false advertising lawsuit against VW
 This morning, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America, charging that it “deceived customers with the advertising campaign it used to promote its su...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch The future of interactive music is here, courtesy of Jeff Buckley
 For his most recent cover of Bob Dylan’s Just Like a Woman, Jeff Buckley’s creative team has pulled out all the stops. Dropping today is an interactive music video with a gabazillion...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Google Fibers latest innovation is a landline
 Google Fiber may be the holy grail of Internet service for many, but many people still rely on landlines for everyday communication purposes or emergency use. In order to allow its subscribers t...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Lyft gets back to Zimride roots with Lyft Carpool
 Back in 2007 co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green envisioned a new kind of mass transportation carpooling system connecting riders and drivers across the nation. They called it Zimride. But i...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest debuts step-by-step How-to Pins from 25 brands to help keep users around longer
 As Pinterest continues to ramp up the parts of its business that generate revenues(namely advertising), it’s also expanding the free features that might entice users and brands to linger a...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX is launching an inflatable space habitat
 On its next trip to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX will be carrying an inflatable space habitat built by Bigelow Aerospace. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be f...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch The future of business is that the customer is the labor and the capital
 Most people in business and finance (and most people, frankly) think that the new economy (of artificial intelligence and autonomous machines) is like the old economy: satisfying customers’...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Slice Labs raises $3.9M to insure on-demand workers when theyre on the job
 Tim Attia, co-founder and CEO of Slice Labs, said there’s “a ticking time bomb” threatening the on-demand economy — namely, insurance and liability. Attia’s tacklin...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Hopper raises $16 million for a travel app that tells you the best time to fly
 Hopper, the makers of a handy travel application that tells you the best time to fly in order to findthe best deals, has now raised additional capital to continue to grow its business. It has al...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch AnkerBox launches charging-as-a-service
 Screen sizes on smartphones are getting bigger and bigger, but battery tech is lagging behind. As a heavy user of your smartphone, you’ll know that dreaded feeling of your battery marching...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Vine brings on Hannah Donovan as the new GM
 Vine, the six-second, looping video platform from Twitter, has just hired Hannah Donovan as the new general manager.Donovan has built her career in product and design leadership. Her most recent...
04:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch $100M Bitstrips acquisition makes sense now that Snapchat has stickers
 It didn’t quite add up when Fortune broke the news last week that Snapchat would spend a $100 million to acquire Bitstrips, the maker of personalized avatar stickers called Bitmoji. Snapch...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder acquihires Humin to go beyond dating, and get an SF office too
 Dating app Tinder is acquiring Humin the San Francisco startup which took a high-wire approach to contact management, trying to merge lots of disparate information into one contact app. Terms we...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat seamlessly combines video, audio, GIFs, stickers in Chat 2.0
 Say what you want, how you want. That’s how Snapchat’s reps say CEO Evan Spiegel describes Chat 2.0, a massive set of new features launching today. It lets private conversations morp...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Tapstack App is a Snapchat for Grown-Ups, boosting long distance friendship
 Back in 2013 I came across an intriguing startup in Berlin which had a genuinely original take on social networking (hard, even then). Sharing your mood intimately with someone had been confined...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch With another Apple failure, its time to forget about hardware
 The lesson is this: we shouldn’t be focusing on hardware anymore. Perhaps instead we need to focus on what happens when hardware and software come together. Read More ...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Stratumn is building a sort of Heroku for blockchain applications
 Meet Stratumn, a Paris-based startup that wants to create a platform-as-a-service for developers interested in the blockchain. With Stratumn, you can build, deploy and run applications on the co...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch The Fluance Fi70 speaker is worth the money, but maybe not the space
 I own a lot of Bluetooth speakers. And I’ve played with even more. From powerful models from Bose and Libratone down to your basic Jawbone and the Amazon Echo. While each has its own speci...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Now you can impress your friends with bold, italics and strikethrough in WhatsApp
 If you’re a WhatsApp user — and the chances are high since more than a billion people open the app each month — you might be interested to know that the chat app just added som...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch AND CO raises $2 million led by Thrive to manage freelancers most dreaded tasks
 If you’ve ever worked as a freelancer, you know thelast thing you want to do — after lining up gigs, submitting your work, and reworking your project(when that last person on the cli...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendos first smartphone app, Miitomo, arrives in the U.S. and other markets this Thursday
 Nintendo’s first smartphone application, “Miitomo,” now has a U.S. launch date: March 31st. In addition, the company says it will also be available in several other countries a...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter makes it service more accessible to the visually impaired
 Twitter announced this morning an effort to make its service more accessible to those who are visually impaired. Specifically, the company is now allowing users to add descriptions to images kno...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter makes its service more accessible to the visually impaired
 Twitter this morning announcedan effort to make its service more accessible to those who are visually impaired. Specifically, the company is now allowing users to add descriptions to images know...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Why I moved my startup from San Francisco to San Diego
 San Francisco has long been hailed the home of the tech startup — the place to be for entrepreneurs looking to lay the foundation for the next big thing. As a mobile app platform with high...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Students and recent grads, get your discounted Disrupt NY tickets now
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the best startup show in the Big Apple? Student tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 are still available for just $300. Read More ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Rythm raises $11M to pursue sleep-improving neurotechnology
 French startup Rythm, which makes a tech-infused headset it claims improves sleep quality, announced Tuesday that it’s raised over $11 million from private investors and public grants. Rea...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Its Go time for SoundCloud: $9.99 tier aims to rival Spotify with millions of premium music tracks
 SoundCloudis often billed as the “YouTube foraudio”because ofits huge trove of user-generated music and spoken-word tracks, uploaded by some 12 million creators and now listened to b...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch American privacy in the digital era should not be for sale
 Here’s why the imminent FCC vote to expand privacy protections to include broadband connections is important. Read More ...
12:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch As fintech companies jockey for the pole position among consumers, Betterment gets a $100 million boost
 As an increasing number of companies enter the fray, Betterment (at this point one of the industry’s elder statesmen) has raised $100 million in new financing to build out its war chest an...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Interior design startup Havenly raises $5.8 million
 Online interior design platform Havenly has raised $5.8 million, bringing its total Series A round of funding to $13.3 million. The round was led by Binary Capital with participation from Foundr...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck to talk transitioning from Wall Street titan to startup founder, at Disrupt
 Sallie Krawcheck isn’t your typical startup founder. For one thing, she was the president of Global Wealth and Investment Management at Bank of America. And the CFO of Citigroup. And the C...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch How KPCB thinks about the future of investing in wearable technology
 Technology can and will solve the majority of shortcomings associated with wearables today. To use a baseball analogy, we are only in the third inning, and there is still a lot of ballgame to be...
09:46 am GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Chinas Xiaomi unveils a $150 smartphone-controlled rice cooker
 China’s Xiaomi has launched the smart home product that many people have been waiting on: a smart rice cooker. Read More ...
08:15 am GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Umbo CV raises $2.8M seed to create smart security cameras that prevent crimes
 Umbo CV has raised a $2.8 million seed round for its security cameras, which use artificial intelligence to identify suspicious activity and prevent crimes before they happen. The Taipei- and Sa...
08:06 am GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Rakuten will test drone delivery on golf course after investing in Japanese drone firm
 Japan’s Rakuten is joining e-commerce giants Amazon and Alibaba with a foray into drones. The Tokyo-based company, Japan’s largest e-commerce firm, revealed this week that it has inv...
04:47 am GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Pay just launched in China, but already faces fierce competition
 Samsung Pay is now available in China, about six weeks after competitor Apple Pay launched there. Read More ...
04:30 am GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Homebrews Satya Patel on his firms investment thesis and how startups should approach investors
 We constantly hear there are more seed and early stage funds now than ever before and more angels willing to give money to young companies looking to make it big. Until recently this explosion i...
03:15 am GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus Rift is amazing, but you probably shouldnt buy one
 The Oculus Rift has been a long time coming. After delays upon delays, customers finallystarted receiving their Rift consumer units today, and Oculus will continue working to fulfillpre-orders o...
01:06 am GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch A new accelerator report suggests that independent work is most effective
 Today, a $2.3 million private-public partnership called the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) is releasing itsfirst major report,in collaboration with Village Capital, a seed-stage a...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, March 29, 2016
Techcrunch Revisiting Brian Enos The Studio as a Compositional Tool
 In 1979, Brian Eno gave a lecture at the inaugural New Music America Festival in New York on a very Brian Eno-ish topic. Titled “The Recording Studio as a Compositional Tool,” it is ...
11:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Shootlr lets you take a someone-elsie
 What do you call it when you have an app that lets your friends take a photo of you, using your own phone? It’s not a selfie… It’s not a portrait… Let’s call it a s...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Justice Department drops lawsuit against Apple as FBI has now unlocked Farooks iPhone
 The FBI has unlocked Farook’s iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shooting using an alternative method that didn’t involve Apple. Given this new development, the Department of J...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Watch us unbox and poke around the Oculus Rift for the first time
 After years of build up and pre-release developer kits, the first deliveries of the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset started arriving this morning. Join us as we take ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Turning your idea into a funded company
 The cost of entry to the startup world has decreased dramatically in the last decade. We’re now at the point where the tools that were once only available to enterprise users have made the...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Pay celebs to text or video message you with TipTalk
 It wasn’t worth it for celebrities to respond to their endless digital fan mail until now. TipTalk lets them set a price for a private text, photo, or video response. The idea is that in t...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Instagrammers really want you to turn on notifications to avoid death by algorithm
 Instagram today is an endless sea of meaningless posts asking you to turn on post notifications for each account you follow. Brands and professional Instagrammers are worried that they are going...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Live streaming app Periscope touts 200 million broadcasts in its first year
 Live is having a moment. A key player in the shift to mobile live streaming, theTwitter-owned service Periscope this weekend celebrated its first year online. The company also revealed a few met...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch 5 hard questions facing Oculus Rift
 Today, the future became the present with the launch of the Oculus Rift.The reviews are in, but uncertainty hangs overhead with HTC and PlayStation’s VR headsets still on the way.Here are ...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Windows users finally have a good BitTorrent client
 Popular OS X and Linux BitTorrent client Transmission is coming to Windows. It’s not quite ready for prime time, but gHacks spotted the first Windows build on the official repository. But ...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Kuve raises $6 million for smart wine bottles
 Because everything is “smart” these days, wine bottles are getting an Internet connection, too. Meet Kuve, a refillable case that keeps wine fresh for up to 30 days. Announcing $6 mi...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Kanye West releases a track from new album to Apple Music & others, after promising a Tidal exclusive
 Remember the chaos surrounding Kanye West’s release of his new album, “The Life of Pablo” last month? The artist had originally said his album would be a Tidal exclusive, which...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Tru Optik aims to improve ad measurement for Internet-connected TVs
 Andre Swanston, CEO of Tru Optik, argued that there’s been one big obstacle to advertising on Internet-connected TVs — measurement. Naturally, Swanston is pitching Tru Optik’s ...
03:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Vimeos new Roku app lets you buy movies and shows right from your TV
 Video network Vimeo has taken another step forward today with its efforts to better promote its originalcontent – meaning those movies and programs available for rent or purchase on its ne...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Tumblr brings back Replies, revamps Notes to encourage more conversations on its service
 Yahoo-owned blogging platform Tumblr this morning announced two changes to its servicedesigned to encourage more conversations and increase engagement around posts and other content. The company...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch The downfall of the walled garden: Heres why iAd failed
 Apple is the world’s most valuable company — no other company even comes close. That shouldn’t be surprising, as the Silicon Valley-based company has created an unparalleled ha...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Review: The Oculus Rift
 Even after months of repeatedly leapingin and out of disparate worlds filled with jaw-dropping (see above) environments, every time I’ve whipped off one ofthe various iterations of Oculus&...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix Party lets long distance friends watch together
 Ain’t no party like a Netflix party cause a Netflix party eventually stops after a weekend of binging on House Of Cards and doesn’t start again until Netflix releases the new season ...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch NTT to buy Dells services division for $3.05 billion
 You may know Dell as a computer and server maker, but Dell also operates a substantial IT services division — at least it did until today. NTT Data, the IT services company of NTT, is acqu...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Westergren takes over as CEO of music service Pandora amid larger exec overhaul
 Music streaming service Pandora may be looking to sell itself, but more immediately it’s focused on firming up its management structure once again to shore upinvestor confidence. Today the...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch The six people you meet in Shenzhen
 Shenzhen has become the go-to place to make your electronic dreams come true. But for most, it is still mostly a black box. From visitors to residents, here are some characters you can meet ther...
12:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Its not just you, clicking on links in iOS 9.3 can crash your iPhone
 Seven rounds of betas weren’t enough — many iOS users are reporting on Apple’s support forums that a bug is affecting their devices. When they click on links in Safari, Chrome,...
08:35 am GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook apologizes for sending Lahore explosion Safety Checks to users in other areas
 Facebook has apologized for accidentally sending Safety Check notifications for the Lahore, Pakistan suicide bombing to people in other areas, including the United States and United Kingdom. Use...
06:19 am GMT - Mon, March 28, 2016
Techcrunch Dell reportedly near closing the sale of its IT services unit to Japans NTT Data
 Dell is reportedly finalizing the sale of its IT consulting unit to NTT Data for $3.5 billion. According to Reuters, the deal, which will help Dell’s pay down debt from its $67 billion acq...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 27, 2016
Techcrunch The real cost of robotics
 Before we begin, I feel compelled to make an important disclosure: I love robots! Robots are cool. To me, robots are cooler than people, who are only cool occasionally. I especially love industr...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 27, 2016
Techcrunch Review: The ProDrone BYRD
 The public’s taste in drones is growing more sophisticated. The industry is improving so quickly that major new features are released every year, if not every few months. If a company want...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 27, 2016
Techcrunch The 50-year digital relationship
 I occasionally meet people who think the Internet is going to go away someday. Yes, some of its pieces do move around a bit. Bye, Friendster! Hello, Peach!* But its core benefit — your abi...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 27, 2016
Techcrunch Software security needs a new perspective
 Source code bugs have been a constant in the software industry since the dawn of computers — and have ever been a major source of attacks, exploits and security incidents. With virtually e...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch Tech and policy can make Bill Gates energy miracle a reality
 With icons like Leonardo DiCaprio and Bill Gates using their powerful brands and personal convictions to turn the world’s focus toward the crisis of climate change and the long-lever arm o...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch Why every household is about to get a brand-new fridge
 Today’s retail economy is focused on acquisition and retention costs. Getting into people’s homes and turning them into long-term brand buyers is the goal, and appliance makers contr...
07:12 pm GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus founder Palmer Luckey hand-delivers first Rift VR headset to customer
 After months and years of anticipation, the first Oculus Riftvirtual reality headset has been delivered into a customer’s hands. Ross Martin was the very first person to get a pre-order in...
06:29 pm GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch E-books are more than just digital facsimiles, and publishers need to realize that, pronto
 The Kindle is great for linear fiction, but my biggest frustration is trying to consume content that isn’t meant to be enjoyed from first to last page. Travel books are terrible for that, ...
05:55 pm GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch Oakland-based art and tech studio takes critical look at A.I.
 Sure, it’s technologically advanced, but it lacks a general understanding of what’s socially acceptable to say, the real world and the way humans interact. Inthe last couple of month...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: No Flipping
 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 25, 2016. The Gang floats on the border between virtual fiction an...
04:49 pm GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch What life science investors got right in this most recent boom
 It’s long been the case that life sciences investors don’t get the attention that their more traditional tech counterparts do. They’re underrepresented on lists of top investor...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch Virtual currencies create pathways for people in emerging economies
 Immense hype surrounds virtual currencies and distributed ledgers these days. Maybe this is inevitable if you combine an inscrutable, cutting-edge technology, its enigmatic origins, and a flow o...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch This War On Math Is Still Bullshit
 In the wake of Paris, San Bernardino, and now Brussels, the encryption debate has become such a potent cocktail of horror, idiocy, and farce that it has become hard to tease out any rational thr...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch What marketers can learn from the economy of convenience
 If you think about it, money is a ridiculous concept. Without going into a William Jennings Bryan gold standard history lesson, let’s just say the idea that I can hold this thing, this lit...
12:12 am GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch DARPA kicks off $2m Grand Challenge focused on intelligently splitting up radio spectrum
 DARPA has a new Grand Challenge underway, but it’s not an automation moonshot like the self-driving car challenges of the early 2000s or the recent Robotics Challenge. The Defense Departme...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, March 26, 2016
Techcrunch Live is having a moment
 Twitter, which turned 10 this week, has apparently made Live its entire organizing principle. At an all-hands meeting last month, Mark Zuckerberg declared live video a top priority for Facebook....
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch 2020 is set to be the biggest year yet for Mars exploration
 2020 is set to be a good year for Mars exploration. The United States, China, the United Arab Emirates, Europe, and Russia all have planned Mars missions that are scheduled to launch, or likely ...
09:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Billionaire investor Peter Thiel nabs another $1.3 billion for Founders Fund
 Peter Thiel’s decades old Founders Fund pulled together another $1.3 billion dollars today for Founders Fund VI. Thiel,a billionaire investor in Facebook and SpaceX and co-founder of Paypa...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft apologizes for hijacked chatbot Tays wildly inappropriate tweets
 The colossal and highly public failure of Microsoft’s Twitter-based chatbot Tay earlier this week raised many questions: How could this happen? Who is responsible for it? And is it true th...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Beware the pitfalls of Silicon Valley
 A recent article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung titled “Will Facebook Enslave Us?” captures a sentiment prevalent among companies around the world: admiration for Silicon Valley &...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.25.16
 Gillmor Gang – Frank Radice, Robert Scoble Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording shas concluded for todayGillmor Gang LIVE chat during show recordingGillmor Gang on ...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.25.16
 Gillmor Gang – Frank Radice, Robert Scoble Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording shas concluded for todayGillmor Gang LIVE chat during show recordingGillmor Gang on ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch 500 Startups brings its Distro Dojo program to LA for post-seed startups looking for big growth
 500 Startups has been aiming to globalize its brand and work towards attracting the attention of young, cool companies outside the Bay Area echo chamber. This has taken 500’s investments i...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch With Privacy, you can create virtual debit cards to protect your online payments
 Meet Privacy, a new startup with a confusing name but an interesting product. Privacy lets you generate virtual burner card every time you need to enter your credit card number on the web. Your ...
07:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Toyota and Lexus will have standard automatic braking by 2017
 Last week, NHTSA and IIHS announced that 20 auto manufacturers and three agencies had agreed to include automatic emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment by 2022. Toyota was one of those 2...
06:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches the Android Experiments I/O Challenge for open-source app developers
 Google is launching the Android Experiments I/O Challenge today in an effort to bring more interesting open-source apps to its Android Experiments showcase. The three winners of the challenge, w...
04:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch After numerous delays, Microsoft finally starts shipping its $22K Surface Hub
 If you’re in the market for a giant 84-inch 4K touchscreen computer (and have about $22,000 set aside for that), today is a good day. After numerous delays, Microsoft today started shippin...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat briefly snags the number one spot on U.S. App Store for the first time
 Snapchat, the rapidly growingsocial application favored by mobile’s youngest users, has hit a notable milestone: for the first time ever, its iOS application reached the top of the iTunes ...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix is voluntarily making videos look like garbage on AT&T and Verizon
 If you’ve tried streaming Master of None from your tablet running on Verizon on AT&T, chances are it looked like a big pile of unwatchable pixels. It turns out Netflix is quietly cappi...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix is making videos look like garbage on AT&T and Verizon
 If you’ve tried streaming Master of None from your tablet running on Verizon on AT&T, chances are it looked like a big pile of unwatchable pixels. It turns out Netflix is quietly cappi...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat reportedly acquires Bitmoji maker Bitstrips for $100 million
 Fortune is reporting that Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging platform that has today become the number one free app on the App Store, has agreed to acquire Bitstrips, the folks behind popular emo...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Immediatelys Branko Cerny on the rise of bottom up sales and the importance of branding
 In contrast to the more traditional top down, generally involving the sale to a CIO or VP, the bottoms up sales approach enable each employee to be a credit card carrying decision maker. Read Mo...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder rival Bumble is majority-owned by European dating behemoth Badoo
 It was already on public record that Andrey Andreev, the low-profile Russian founder of European dating behemoth Badoo, is an investor in female-led dating app Bumble, the Tinder competitor foun...
03:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Student founder turns down Microsoft and Google to build Bae, an app for black singles
 Over 30 million Americans have used an online dating service or mobile dating app, according to Pew Research Center. Yet Black online users face apparent bias: Data collected from 25 million OkC...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Switcher Studio turns your iPad into a live video editing studio
 While improvements in camera-phone technology have led to our mobile devices slowly but surely replacing clunky single-purpose cameras, most heavy editing and production still has to be done on ...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Waze integration for drivers rolls out nationwide in Lyfts mobile app
 Earlier this year, on-demand car service Lyft announced its plans to integrate with Waze’s software, allowing its drivers to automatically receive updated routes for more efficient and fas...
02:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Badoo launches photo verification for safer, more efficient online dating
 Badoo is today launching photo-verification and verified profiles to make online dating safer.Most folks don’t know that Badoo is the silent giant in online dating. Globally, the 10-year-o...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch June Oven cooks up $22.5 Million in Series A, delays shipping to the Holidays
 June,a countertop “smart” oven designed by former Google, Apple and GoPro employeeshas closed a Series A round of financing for $22.5 million today, led by early stage combination ha...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch June Oven cooks up $22.5 million in Series A, delays shipping until the holidays
 June,a countertop “smart” oven designed by former Google, Apple and GoPro employeeshas closed a Series A round of financing for $22.5 million today, led by early stage combination ha...
12:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Googles $149 Nik Collection photo editing software is now available for free
 Good news for amateur and professional photograph enthusiasts. Google has just made its Nik photo editing software available completely free of charge. Read More ...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Carissa Romero to talk diversity and inclusion inside Silicon Valley at Disrupt NY
 We’re excited to announce that Carissa Romero, a partner at diversity consulting startup Paradigm, will be speaking on the TC Disrupt New York stage in May. She’s going to share what...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Who has their hand on the tap of deal flow?
 Universities in the U.S. are a wellspring of innovation, but they are almost certainly killing off some (really) good ideas too early. Investors should be paying more attention to how innovation...
11:29 am GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 It was a busy week filled with tall things Apple, GCP NEXT, and Y Combinator Winter Demo Day. Next week we’ll have coverage of Microsoft Build, Tesla’s unveiling, and more. Until the...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch As Silicon Valley chills, Europes tech gets hotter
 We are accustomed to hearing that European tech is perpetually in Silicon Valley’s shadow. Now there have been suggestions that the local tech scene is starting to feel Silicon Valley̵...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Sanitation And Health Rights in India launched its non-profit for sanitation and water purification services
 Sanitation and Health Rights in India is the fruit of work that 29-year-old Anoop Jain has struggled with for the better part of the last six years. After a trip to the Himalayas left Jain with ...
01:21 am GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Apple offers a workaround and patch for older iOS devices stuck halfway through the iOS 9.3 update
 It seems that some iOS users on older devices are running into a snag during the 9.3 update. If you have an iPhone 5S, iPad Air or earlier model, you might want to wait a few days for the update...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, March 25, 2016
Techcrunch Machine learning technique boosts lip-reading accuracy
 For human lip readers, context is key in deciphering words stripped of the full nuance of their audio cues. But a technology model for lip-reading developed at the University of East Anglia in t...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Retro gaming fans rejoice: Atari Vault is on Steam with 100 games
 Longing for the days of the sticky floored arcades of your youth and long nights spent with the the Atari 2600, but can’t be bothered to dig through your mum’s basement to find all t...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Apple plans unscripted, app-focused show for its first original TV content
 Apple’s plans for its first original TV show don’t makeit sound like a swing-for-the-fences, House of Cards-style project. Instead, it’s working on an unscripted TV series abou...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch The top 8 startups from Y Combinator Winter 16 Demo Day 2
 Supersonic planes, food harvesting robots and instant HIV diagnosis were some of the ideas that wowed us on Demo Day 2 for Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch. We queried investors and TechCr...
09:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Encryption pioneer Martin Hellman talks security, Apple, the FBI and the future of cryptography
 Martin Hellman, Stanford Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, was one of those awarded this year’s Turing Award by the Association for Computing Machinery. Named for computer scie...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Spike in investments in classified ad apps could mean the death of Craigslist
 When you think about the fastest growing areas for startup investments, you probably don’t think about classified ads. More likely, your mind wanders to music apps, e-commerce or social pl...
08:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Marketing startup Olapic acquires Pinterest-focused Piqora
 Two visual marketing startups are teaming up —Olapicis announcing that it has acquiredPiqora.Both companies promise to help businesses promote themselves through user-generated photos, but...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Y Combinator gets friendlier by naming Justin Kan as new spokesperson
 People often misunderstand Y Combinator’s accelerator, with its broad range of startups that sometimes pivot before launch. That’s in part because YC’s president and spokeperso...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: New infrastructure is the key to economic recovery
 New roads (rather than new walls) are, therefore, the key to reinventing the American economy. Read More ...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Things are about to get ugly as activist investor wants to take over Yahoos entire board
 Are you ready for a big fight over Yahoo’s control? Activist investor Starboard Value LP is really unhappy about Yahoo’s current state and wants everyone to know about it. In an open...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Trax & Wax is a vinyl subscription service for those craving that fresh, underground dance sound
 Launched this week, London-based startup Trax & Wax is the first vinyl subscription service focused on sub-genres within dance music. It works with the most prominent distributors of dance m...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Mapstr adds directions to its app to keep track of your favorite places
 French startup Mapstr is a nifty bookmarking apps, but for your favorite places. It lets you keep track of restaurants, bars, shops or your friends’ homes. With today’s update, you c...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Hulu steps into virtual reality with a new app for Samsung Gear VR
 As promised, Hulu has entered the world of VR. The streaming service today announced the launch of an app designed for Samsung’s Gear VR powered by Oculus. Now available on theGear VR Ocul...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks Timehop clone On This Day gets 60 million daily visitors
 A year after blatantly copying Timehop, Facebook’s nostalgia feature is proving how successful big platforms can be when they rip off smaller products. Each day 60 million people visit On ...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Razer goes budget-friendly with new Blackwidow X keyboard line
 In the world of gaming accessories, “budget-friendly” is not a word frequently used. Naturally, one of the biggest players industry, Razer, aims to change that with the Blackwidow X....
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Email is dying among mobiles youngest users
 In case there was any doubt that messaging apps were the future of communication in the mobile-first era, a new study released this morning puts some solid numbers behind their traction – ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Swarm launches new profile pages with front-and-center history search
 Foursquare has just launched Swarm 4.0, complete with brand new profile pages, updated search capabilities, full-screen photos and a weekly Swarm update from your friends. The most important upd...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Redesigned DoorDash app helps you choose restaurants based on delivery quality and speed
 DoorDash is unveiling new versions of its website and app today, putting each restaurant’s delivery experiencefront-and-center. That’s happeningthrougha new “Delight” sco...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Recharge lets you book a hotel room for minutes at a time
 Call it on-demand on steroids. A San Francisco company called Recharge has developed an app that enables users to book a stay in hotel for just for 67 cents a minute, or $40 an hour. The offerin...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Vevos recommendations get more personalized, thanks to integrations with Spotify, Twitter and YouTube
 Music streaming service Vevo has been working to extract itself from YouTube’s shadow over the past severalmonths, despite the two networks’ symbiotic relationship. The company recen...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Atlassians Bitbucket Server gets support for code search
 Bitbucket Server, Atlassian’s self-hosted Git version control service, andBitbucket Data Centerare gettinga small but potentially very useful feature in preview.The new early access versio...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Google makes Gmail security warnings more prominent for users
 Google is increasing the visibility of security warnings inside Gmail to help protect the service’s billion-plus active users more adequately. Read More ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch AppDirect makes cross-cloud search vendor Xendo its sixth acquisition
 AppDirect, a company that helps customers manage multiple cloud vendors, announced today it was buying former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield participant Xendo for an undisclosed amount. Xendo, w...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch How and why to pitch angel groups
 Not every great business is VC backable. But every business needs capital to grow. If you’re launching a great business, but you don’t plan on being a unicorn, keep reading. Read Mor...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft launches first preview of Skype for the Universal Windows Platform
 Microsoft today launched a preview of the next version of Skype for Windows 10. This preview, which is now rolling outto Windows Insiders, is the first full Universal Windows Platform (UWP) vers...
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Juno, the new ride-sharing startup, is talking with investors about a $30 million round
 Juno, a months-old, New York-based ride-sharing service that is planning to take on Uber,is talking with investors about a $30 million round of funding, according to several sources, one of whom...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft silences its new A.I. bot Tay, after Twitter users teach it racism [Updated]
 Microsoft’s newly launched A.I.-powered bot called Tay, which was responding to tweets and chats on GroupMe and Kik, has already been shut down due to concernswith itsinability to recogniz...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch The hubris of investigators
 A now-vacated court order requiring Apple to undermine the security of its users prompted an ongoing controversy over government access to encrypted devices. While the court in San Bernardino ma...
01:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch F6S launches VIP Alpha Card to give up to $20 billion in free services to top startup founders
 F6S, the community and deal platform for startups, announces today that they are launching a new, invite-only membership for select startup founders. Dubbed the Alpha Card, membership includes V...
01:10 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Robinhood co-founder Baiju Bhatt to talk fighting the establishment at Disrupt NY
 When an app wins an Apple Design Award and has hundreds of thousands of people on its waiting list, people are going to want to know how exactly the founders did it.So, TechC...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Newcomer Galactic Exchange can spin up a Hadoop cluster in five minutes
 A new company with a cool name,Galactic Exchange, came out of stealth today with a great idea. It claims it can spin up a Hadoop cluster for you in five minutes, ready to go. That’s no sma...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Mesosphere raises $73.5M Series C led by HPE, with Microsoft as strategic investor
 Mesosphere, the container-centric company that aims to help enterprises better utilize their data centers with the help ofits Data Center Operating System (DCOS), today announced that it has rai...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Come to TechCrunchs Disrupt NY May 9-11and discover Red Hook, Brooklyn
 Much as we love Manhattan, this year, TechCrunch decided to move our annual Disrupt NY event to Red Hook, Brooklyn, just across the East River from Manhattan. The more we get to know Red Hook, t...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Come to TechCrunchs Disrupt NY May 9-11 and discover Red Hook, Brooklyn
 Much as we love Manhattan, this year, TechCrunch decided to move our annual Disrupt NY event to Red Hook, Brooklyn, just across the East River from Manhattan. The more we get to know Red Hook, t...
11:47 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Line builds out its chat app for businesses as Facebook Messenger threat looms large
 Weeks before Facebook is expected to open Messenger to third-party bots at its F8 event, Line, the messaging app based in Japan, has beaten its rival to the punch. Well, in announcing its bot in...
10:31 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Verdigris takes $9M to power its AI energy consumption analytics b2b startup
 We hear a lot about the Internet of Things on the consumer side. The oft trotted out example of the ‘smart’ refrigerator that tells consumers when they’ve run out of the milk, ...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers Colombian speed bumps
 The combination of three factors — aggression, legislation and government opposition — arguably makes Colombia one of Uber’s toughest battlegrounds. Read More ...
07:28 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Apples iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro are now available for pre-order
 Apple’s unveiled its new four-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro earlier this week, and now the two devices are up for pre-order in the first wave of countries. Read More ...
06:45 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Sony announces plans to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android
 It looks like Sony will follow Nintendo’s cue and focus on mobile gaming. The company announced today [in Japanese] that it has formed a new business unit that will bring PlayStation title...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Online lender Kreditech closes out Series C at $103M after getting $11M from the IFC
 Kreditech — the German startup that offers loans and other financial services toconsumers who have little or no credit history by using some 20,000 data points online to assess their suita...
05:35 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Smartwatch firm Pebble lays off 25% of its staff
 Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is laying off 25 percent of its staff amid increased financial concerns. This situation has been coming. Last year, we reported the company was in some trouble and had ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Gobi Partners and MAVCAP launch a $14.5M seed fund for Southeast Asian startups
 Gobi Partners has partnered with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhard (MAVCAP), which claims to be the country’s largest venture capital firm, to launch a $14.5 million fund dedicat...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Ceres mysterious bright spots revealed in unprecedented detail
 NASA has released close-up images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the biggest object in the asteroid belt, revealing new details about its mysterious bright spots. These images were taken by the Dawn...
01:58 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch Here are the 59 startups that demoed at Y Combinator Winter 16 Demo Day 2
 “Food, housing, healthcare, transportation. Life essentials made better and more affordable.” These are the types of startups that partner Paul Buchheit said were demoing today at Y ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, March 24, 2016
Techcrunch The SEC could change the requirements for investing in startups, and thats not good
 As strange as it may seem, only a small percentage of Americans can legally invest in most startups today. Under long-standing rules governing who qualifies as a so-called “accredited inve...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch BMW announces Android app integration
 BMW was among the first auto manufacturers to introduce integration with iPhones in 2011. Now, five years later, the companyhas at last announced at the New York International Auto Show that BMW...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch JetSmarter puts a jet in your pocket, and is happy to see you
 If traveling first class is just a teensy bit too plebeian for you, JetSmarter has you covered. The company lets you book a private jet from your smartphone, and announced today it is expanding ...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pledges $100 million toward cutting-edge biotech research
 Investor, entrepreneur, billionaire andBill Gates’ other half in the founding ofMicrosoft Paul Allenhasannounced a $100 million investment in the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a fund focu...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Degreed acquires European education startup Gibbon
 Degreed, a startup promising to “jailbreak the college degree,” announced today that it has acquired Gibbon. Degreed offers tools for tracking lifelong learning and earning additiona...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Bullish with Tristan Walker, CEO of Walker & Company Brands
Tristan Walker is becoming, if he’s not already, a household name in Silicon Valley. He’s the founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, the startup behind the successful Bevel razor ...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Gecko Robotics Does The Heavy Inspecting At Power Plants To Prevent Human Fatalities
 Y Combinator-backed Gecko Robotics is hoping to save a few human lives at our nation’s power plants with wall-climbing robots.Gecko’sproprietary magnetic adhesion technology works mu...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch The top 7 startups from Y Combinator Winter 16 Demo Day 1
 We asked investorswhat their favorite startups were from the 60 that launched at Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 Demo Day 1. After huddling with our writers and adding our input, here are TechC...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch As FCC considers new broadband privacy rules, report urges wider user data safeguards
 A new report from U.S. consumer rights and privacy advocacy group, the Center for Digital Democracy, has set out the case for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tighten data protecti...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Feminism is in the details
 The topic of women in tech can take on different forms. It is about women’s positions and promotions (or the lack thereof) in the tech industry, with initiatives meant to help women networ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Boom, the startup that wants to build supersonic planes, just signed a massive deal with Virgin
 Have you heard about Boom? Boom is a relatively new startup that’s aiming to build something pretty crazy. They’re not building an app… or a social network… or even some ...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch CurrencyFair scores further 8M for p2p currency exchange
 CurrencyFair, one of a number of so-called peer-to-peer currency exchanges, has scored a further 8 million in funding. The round was led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from Proxy Ventur...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Google ramps up hybrid cloud security strategy with Splunk, BMC and Tenable partnerships
 Not to be left behind as companies like IBM, Cisco and Microsoft all expand their services for enterprises opting for hybrid cloud environments, Google today announced a raft of partnerships to ...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Google Stackdriver helps IT get unified view across AWS and Google Cloud
 Today at the GCPNext16 event in San Francisco, Google announced the launch of Google StackDriver, a tool that gives IT a unified tool formonitoring, alerting, incidents management and logging co...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches new machine learning platform
 Google today announced a new machine learning platform for developers at its NEXT Google Cloud Platform user conference in San Francisco. As Google chairman Eric Schmidt stressed during today...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Google opens access to its speech recognition API, going head to head with Nuance
 Google is planning to compete with Nuance and other voice recognition companies head on, by opening up its speech recognition API to third-party developers. Toattract developers, theapp will be ...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Explainer alert! Heres what the iPad Pros embedded Apple SIM means for you
 When Apple introduced its new iPad Pro 9.7″, one of the small technical specifications the company touted prompted the most questions from readers: the new embedded Apple SIM. For context,...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch FullContact buys Brewsters technology after team got acqui-hired by Burger King owner RBI
 Back in October, we wrote about how the team behind contacts management app Brewster got acqui-hired by RBI, the owner of Burger King and other fast-food brands, where they would work on buildin...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch FBI is working with Cellebrite to unlock San Bernardino iPhone, reports say
 Israeli company Cellebrite has been appointed by the FBI to find an alternative way to unlock the iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shootings, according to Israeli newspaper the Yedioth A...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch The FBI is working with Cellebrite to unlock San Bernardino iPhone, reports say
 Israeli company Cellebrite has been appointed by the FBI to find an alternative way to unlock the iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shootings, according to Israeli newspaper the Yedioth A...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts new AI-powered bot Tay answers your tweets and chats on GroupMe and Kik
 Microsoft has unveiled an A.I.-powered chat bot called Tay.ai, which was built by the Microsoft Technology and Research and Bing teams, with the goal of conducting real-world research on convers...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Visionary VR grabs $6M to power virtual story creation
 When it comes to producing beautiful, immersive content forVR on a PC, everything can bea bit confusing. Visionary VR, an LA based story creation software company, is looking to create a more in...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Disrupting the wrong stuff
 Author Tom Wolfe once wrote a book about the American space program called The Right Stuff. Last week I wrote a piece called Technology is disrupting everything. I don’t bring up WolfeR...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch The new Apple TV has been jailbroken
 The Pangu hacking team, best known as the team that deliveredthe first public jailbreak for iOS 9 devices, has done it again: this time, the hackers have released a jailbreak for the 4th generat...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Former Apple Exec Launches At-Home Blood Test Startup
 Bob Messerschmidt knows a little about health and wellness tech, having spent three years helping architect the Apple Watch platform after Applequietly acquired his spectroscopy company, Rare Li...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Refugees and Tech Our live stream from a camp in Lebanon
 The Syrian war has been raging for over 5 years now, and Lebanon — with which it shares a long border — has borne the brunt of over a million Syrian refugees flooding into the countr...
02:42 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Vice and Apple Music launch The Score, a docu-series about local music scenes
 Vice and Apple Music are teaming up to release a new docu-series that takes a hard look at some of the most interesting local music scenes in the world. The presser doesn’t give a whole lo...
02:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon improves Alexa Voice Services, which lets developers add Alexas voice control to their own devices
 Last year, Amazon announced a setof tools that allowed third-party developers to integrate its virtual assistant Alexa, which today powers devices like the Echo speaker and Fire TV, into their o...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Pornhub gets immersive with new virtual reality category
 Pornhub, one of the most popular adult entertainment sites in the world, is getting into the VR biz. The companywill be teaming up with BaDoinkVR, which has already been creating premium VR adul...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Checkr nabs $40m to expand its background screening platform beyond the Valley
 Back in October, we reported that Checkr — a San Francisco startup that runs employee background checks and vets potential hires by way of an API — was raising north of $30 million a...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Google is reportedly making an iOS keyboard with search functionality
 It appears that Google is working on a third-party keyboard for iOS that would allow search functionality directly within the keyboard itself, according to The Verge. Casey Newton reports that t...
01:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla is now offering Ludicrous Mode upgrades for older P90D models because why not
 Want to makeyour P90D about 20 percent faster? Sure, no worries.Tesla is now allowing P90D buyers who skippedthe insane Ludicrous Mode upgradeat the time of purchase to add it to their vehicle f...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Ticketmaster integrates with Bandsintown to offer in-app ticketing for local shows
 By opening up its application program interface to Bandsintown (the first of several planned integrations with different partners), Ticketmaster hopes to solve the industry’s nagging probl...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Technology is changing how we retire
 From baby boomers to Generation X to millennials, it seems that each generation faces a new set of problems that they believe to be tougher to solve than those faced by the former generation. Ba...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Science Exchange moves into big pharma with $25 million in Series B funding
 Research marketplace Science Exchange is now $25 million richer. The startup hooking researchers up with service providers just pulled in that amount in Series B funding, putting the total raise...
12:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Pay-per-story news service Blendle comes to the US
 European news startup Blendle has already attracted funding from two of the biggest names in the media business — The New York Times and German publisher Axel Springer. Today it’s la...
11:38 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch BetterWorks raises another $20M to build a business operating system for enterprises
 BetterWorks, a platform for employees to set themselves goals, share them with others in their organization and track how well those goals are being met, has raised another $20 million in Series...
10:30 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Nigerian e-commerce site, DealDey, gets acquired by Ringier
 Ringier Africa Deals Group, a joint venture between Swiss Ringier Africa AG and South African Silvertree Internet Holdings Ltd., acquired Nigerian online shopping startup DealDey for an undisclo...
10:28 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Cherubic Ventures announces $120M early-stage fund for U.S., China and rest of Asia
 Cherubic Ventures, an early-stage VC firm with a focus on the U.S. and Asia, has announced a new fund targeted at $120 million. Read More ...
10:22 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Android Pay is coming to the UK, Googles first market in Europe
 Now signing up 1.5 million users each week in the U.S., Android Pay, Google’s payment platform and mobile wallet for Android devices and apps, is coming to the UK, with dozens of partners ...
08:29 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Indias BigBasket lands $150M to expand its online grocery service
 There’s more money flowing into India’s e-commerce space after BigBasket, a Bangalore-based company that focuses on groceries, landed a $150 million investment led by The Abraaj Grou...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch London fintech startup GoCardless raises $13M to bring recurring payments platform to more countries
 GoCardless has become somewhat of a poster child for the London fintech scene. Offering an alternative to card payments, the startup provide’s a simple way for businesses to set up and acc...
07:28 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Eye-tracking virtual reality startup FOVE raises $11M Series A
 Eye-tracking virtual reality headset maker FOVE has closed an $11 million Series A led by Colopl VR Fund, with participation from the venture fund of Hon Hai (Foxconn), 2020, and Samsung Venture...
05:57 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Apples new iPhone SE unlikely to make a splash in Asia despite low price
 Apple’s newest addition to the iPhone family may be its cheapest phone yet at $399, but the four-inch iPhone SE isn’t likely to move the needle in emerging markets, where the lion...
05:43 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Cygnus launches to space station with new experiments on board
 The Cygnus cargo vehicle was successfully launched fromCape Canaveral, Florida at 11:05pm ESTto begin its 3-day journeyto the International Space Station (ISS). Launching on top of United Launch...
05:19 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Malaysia-based Nuren Group raises $2M for its wedding and parenting sites
 Nuren Group, a Malaysian-based company that runs community and e-commerce sites for women, has raised a $2 million Series A led by Gobi Partners. Read More ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Why Quartzs news app is so much bigger than news
 Have you tried the Quartz News app, yet? Please do. Imagine a text conversation with a bot that sends you a news topic. You’re then presented with two choices: Either tap a string of relev...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch All 60 startups that launched at Y Combinator Winter 2016 Demo Day 1
 “You’ll notice we have many more startups that aren’t in the traditional software category,” said Y Combinator President Sam Altman at the start of its Winter 2016 Demo D...
12:46 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Famous dodges Apple iTunes ban with web app
 The Famous app got itself banned from Apple’s App Store about a month ago. They sidestepped the ban by promptly launching an Android version instead, and is today back on an iOS device nea...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, March 23, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram beefs up web interface with notifications tab
 Instagram began as a mobile-only service, but now it’s enhancing its web version so you can use the service without opening your phone. Today Instagram rolled out an Activity tab on web th...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch New findings from Pluto mission reveal a dynamic world
 The New Horizons science team has published new findings from their mission to Pluto in a series of 5 articles in the journal Science. The data from the papers reveal that Pluto is much more geo...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Master & Dynamics MW60 makes wireless headphones look cool again
 Master & Dynamic is known in the audiophile space as the “newbies” — but they’ve made a name for themselves. The headphones seen here are the company’s latest o...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Why you should fear artificial intelligence
 I have voraciously read endless pro and con scenarios about artificial intelligence since first writing about it years ago. There is no doubt that concerns about the dangers of runaway AI raised...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Truebill raises seed funding to help you cancel unwanted subscriptions
 Truebill, a startup that helps people track and cancel their subscriptions, is announcing that it has raised a small round of seed funding. The round includes $120,000 from Y Combinator (yes, th...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Batteries and all, EVs are greener than gasoline
 Electric vehicles come out of the gate with green cred. They don’t even have tailpipes because they don’t have any emissions while they’re driving. But do EVs deserve their goo...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe announces new data-sharing effort for cross-device ad targeting
 Adobe unveiled a new push for cross-device targeting today at its Adobe Summit. Amit Ahuja, the general manager of data management for Adobe Marketing, explained the product to me beforehand, an...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook joins WhatsApp in dropping BlackBerry support
 Blackberry-loving device clutchers are facing a tricky choice if they wish to continue to interact with their friends: WhatsApp, Facebook and Facebook Messenger hit the “unfriend” bu...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Domo takes on Slack with $130m at $2 billion valuation
 Utah-based Domo has been a force in the enterprise space for a few years with its data management platforms, but the team is poised for growth with an additional $130 million in capital from Bla...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Domo takes on Slack with $130 million at $2 billion valuation
 Utah-based Domo has been a force in the enterprise space for a few years with its data management platforms, but the team is poised for growth with an additional $130 million in Series D funding...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Domo takes on Slack with $131 million at $2 billion valuation
 Utah-based Domo has been a force in the enterprise space for a few years with its data management platforms, but the team is poised for growth with an additional $131 million in Series D funding...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch 8tracks is raising a $30 million crowdfunding round
 Music startup 8tracks has always had a strong sense of community. But the startup is taking this one step further by raising $30 million from its own community. Instead of asking money from vent...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is slightly slower than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro
 Apple doesn’t like to talk about specs. But it turns out my boss Matthew Panzarino already has review units of the new iPad Pro and iPhone SE. So nobody is going to stop us if we want to r...
06:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Loverly raises $2 million more to put a wedding planner in your pocket
 A new service from the online wedding inspiration startup Loverly wants to put the capabilities of a wedding planner right in your pocket. Officially launching today, Loverly is unveiling a new ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Houzz opens its Commerce API to third-party vendors
 Houzz, the home remodelling sitewith a focus on giving you house envy, today announced that it is opening up its Commerce API for third-party developers. While you may mostly look at Houzz as a ...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch David Lee is back with a new fund: Refactor Capital
 David Lee, a former Google executive who for several years ran the seed-stage venture fund SV Angel, is back with his ownnew firm, shows an SEC filing. The outfit is called Refactor Capital and ...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Google Photos gets smarter, automatically creates albums with your best photos
 Google rolled out a small but useful update to its Google Photos service today,which will allow the creation of what Google calls “smarter albums.” These are photo albums automatical...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Why the Apple Watch price cut is smart thinking
 Last week Apple co-founder and general all-round-nice-guy Steve Wozniak made headlines via a Reddit AMA in which he was quoted as criticizing the Apple Watch for taking the company into “t...
04:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch NFL Films and Amazon Video to release All or Nothing NFL reality show this summer
 NFL Films has just announced a new television series destined for Amazon Video called All or Nothing. The idea here is to show the behind-the-scenes reality of a team of professional football pl...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify restarts Asia expansion with Indonesia launch, eyes Japan and India
 Spotify is finally kicking back into expansion mode in Asia. Nearly two years after its last country launch in the region and close to four years after it first stepped into Asia, the music stre...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch AdSemble launches self-serve tools for digital billboard advertising
 “We’re not a media company, we’re a tech company” — that’s a common refrain in the advertising and media business, but it looks like AdSemble has been particu...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Cast is a full-service podcasting studio that lives in your browser
 Traditionally, the largest barrier to podcasting has been the complexity of steps and multitude of programs it takes to go from recording to editing to publishing. Cast is simplifying this proce...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Here, the live audio listening system, gets an Apple Watch app
 Here, the in-ear system that lets you live tune the audio around you, has today announced the launch of an Apple Watch app. The company, Doppler Labs, originally launched with Dubs, mechanical e...
03:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Apple confirms it considered buying Imagination Technologies, no plans to buy now
 Earlier today a report was published by Ars Technica claiming that Apple was in advanced discussions to acquire UK chip technology company Imagination Technologies. Today, Imagination issued a s...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Google rebrands its Chromecast app to Google Cast to reflect expansion to more devices, including speakers
 Google announced this morning that it’s renaming its Chromecast application to “Google Cast,” in an effort to better reflect how the technology works across an array of devices...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Uber launches bug bounty program that pays hackers to find security issues
 Uber announced today that after a year of Beta testing, it was opening its first ever bug bounty program running on the HackerOne bug bounty platform. Bug bounty programs for those of you not fa...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch FlowVella brings multimedia presentations to iPhone
 FlowVella, the makers of an iPad and Mac appthat rethinks PowerPoint for the mobile-first generation, has now brought its app to the iPhone. As with its tablet counterpart, FlowVella lets you cr...
02:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Throttle combines all your annoying emails into one daily digest
 What’s the only thing worse than a full inbox? An inbox full of spammy newsletter emails you don’t really want to read. Throttle is a plugin that solves this problem by generating a ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch In Apple vs. the FBI, technology wins
 Government policy and technology usually coexist in harmony. But occasionally, they get into a brawl. When this happens, policy may win a battle or two, but, ultimately, technology always wins. ...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Polarsteps automates your travel blogging
 Travel is fun and glamorous and all, but we all know what packing your backpack and heading for the amazon is really about: Making your friends and family a deep shade of jealous green. Amsterda...
12:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Clarivoys offline advertising attribution model aims to help brands prioritize ad spend
 As lucrative as they may be, I normally find ad tech/marketing tech companies to be pretty boring. However, Clarivoy’s interesting concept catches my attention amidst a sea of marketing te...
12:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch The creator of That Dragon, Cancer talks about loss, love, and indie art
 When is a game not a game? When it becomes art, a collection of found objects, and a memorial. That’s what Ryan and Amy Green created when they made That Dragon, Cancer, a luminous game in...
12:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Ex-European Commissioner Neelie Kroes joins the board of Salesforce
 One of the most powerful regulators in European tech in the last decade has found a landing place outside of the halls of Brussels. Today, CRM giant Salesforce announced that Neelie Kroes is joi...
11:32 am GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch BBC micro:bit learn-to-code device finally rolling out to UK schools
 A tiny computer intended to encourage UK kids to get programming is finally being delivered to schools, some half a year later than originally planned. Read More ...
05:19 am GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Whill receives FDA approval for the Model M, its new mobility device
 Japanese startup Whill’s Model M, a motorized wheelchair alternative, has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. This means that the Model M can now...
05:07 am GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tech legend and former Intel CEO Andy Grove passes away aged 79
 The world has lost a true technology partner after Andy Grove, the former CEO and chairman of Intel, passed away aged 79. Read More ...
04:41 am GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Malaysia-based RecomN, which helps customers find providers for important projects, raises $1M
 RecomN, a platform that helps Malaysian and Indonesian users find service providers for important projects, will enter new Southeast Asian markets after raising $1 million in seed funding from G...
03:56 am GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Find runway fashions with these apps
Spring is here, which means it’s time to put away those coats and get out those dresses. But is your wardrobe still in style? Fashionistas, take note. These apps will helpyou find the latest sty...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Ed-tech startup BYJU raises $75M from Sequoia India and Sofina
 BYJU, an educational app for Indian schoolkids, plans to create new learning formats and products after raising $75 million from Sequoia India and Sofina. Read More ...
01:55 am GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch First look at the new smaller iPad Pro
 Today was a pretty small news day for Apple. In part, because the announcements were largely iterations on existing products. But, also because the rumors about Apple’s hardware getting sm...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Face-plant into this airplane tray table pillow
 You don’t have to be a circus freak contortionist to sleep on a plane thanks to Woollip. Now you can dive face-first into an inflatable travel pillow that’s made to sit atop your tra...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch The major pitfall for digital health startups
 While 2015 was a solid year for digital health, with $4.5 billion in total venture funding, healthcare startups also made headlines for other reasons when reports emerged that much-hyped compani...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, March 22, 2016
Techcrunch Spectral Edge wants to drive its infrared photo-enhancing tech into every smartphone
 Smartphone cameras are so good these days it can seem almost churlish to yearn for improvements. And yet enhancements continue to shave away at imperfections as engineers turn the screw to optim...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch FBI says they might not need Apples help unlocking that iPhone after all, asks to postpone hearing (UPDATE: Postponed!)
 Just one day before the government was set to meet Apple in court to determine whether Apple could be forced to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook.. the government ...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch FBI says it might not need Apples help unlocking that iPhone after all, asks to postpone hearing (UPDATE: Postponed!)
 Just one day before the government was set to meet Apple in court to determine whether Apple could be forced to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook.. the government ...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Castle is a drag-drop account takeover protection solution
 You probably have your credit card and other payment information keyed into at least ten different services right now, all of which are likely based over a mobile app or website. For a long time...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Castle is a drag and drop account takeover protection solution
 You probably have your credit card and other payment information keyed into at least 10 different services right now, all of which are likely based over a mobile app or website. For a long time,...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Castle is a drag-and-drop account takeover protection solution
 You probably have your credit card and other payment information keyed into at least 10 different services right now, all of which are likely based over a mobile app or website. For a long time,...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Almost everyone is doing the API economy wrong
 It’s time to hold companies to a higher standard when it comes to APIs. As software “eats the world,” it seems like it’s not enough for a business to just serve its custo...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple, the social enterprise
 Today’s Apple press conference had an unusual start. Most of the time, the company starts by releasing a few vanity numbers — iOS devices sold, apps in the App Store, iOS adoption ra...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apples keynote diversity scorecard
 Apple held a special event today, announcing the new iPhone SE, new iPad Pro, update to Apple TV, new Watch bands, ResearchKit and Carekit. Unlike its last event, where there was little diversit...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Here are all the gorgeous demo videos from Apples launch event
 Watch a robot rip apart and recycle iPhones, see the petite but powerful new iPhone SE in action, and geek out on 40 years of Apple history. Read More ...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch A VC in Greece on operating in tumultuous times
 Georgios Kasselakis has the same concerns as most VCs: How to raise money, how to grow the money investors provide him, how to identify the most promising startups. Unlike most VCs, Kasselakis a...
06:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Heres everything Apple announced today
 Didn’t catch today’s Apple keynote? Want to get a quick rundown of everything they announced? Here’s all the big stuff, in ultra-quick bite size form.Tap that arrow over to the...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple launches CareKit to create health apps
 Apple announced the launch of CareKit on Monday, a new developer tool that will make it easier to build healthcare apps for iOS devices. The open source platform will be available in April and s...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch iOS 9.3 is available for download today
 Apple’s Greg Joswiak revealed at the company’s “Let us loop you in” event in Cupertino that iOS 9.3 would be available for download beginning today. Joswiak called the fr...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple unveils a new smaller iPad Pro, Apples vision of the future of computers
 Apple just announced the successor to the iPad Air 2 during its press conference in Cupertino. This isn’t a new iPad Air, it’s a smaller iPad Pro. And the company is calling it the i...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple unveils a smaller iPad Pro, Apples vision of the future of computers
 Apple just announced the successor to the iPad Air 2 during its press conference in Cupertino. This isn’t a new iPad Air, it’s a smaller iPad Pro. And the company is calling it the i...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch The entry-level price for the Apple Watch is dropping to $299
 While the Apple Watch isn’t the focus ofthe company’s press event, executives did offer some updates — they showed off new bands and other accessories, and they also announced ...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple TV gets support for folders, dictation and Live Photos
 Apple today announced a couple of updates for its Apple TV platform, including support for folders, dictation, Live Photos in the iCloud Photo library and Siri support in the App Store.In additi...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple shows off new Apple Watch accessories, including a new woven nylon band
 Apple CEO Tim Cook today unveiled a new spring lineup of Apple Watch bands, as part of the company’s smartwatch announcements, which also included a price drop to $299 in an effort to make...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple introduces the iPhone SE
 If you’ve been hankering for a new iPhone that has all the power of the latest generations but fits in your hand like the old models, today is a good day for you. Apple has just unveiled t...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple creates Liam, a robot to rip apart used iPhones
 Apple kicked off today’s keynote by focusing on their dedication to reusing, reducing, and recycling, and revealed that they built Liam, a robot especially designed to rip apart your iPhon...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch GreatHorn raises $2.25 million for its young cloud security platform
 GreatHorn, asix-person cloud security platformfocused on stopping phishing attacks, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding led by ff Venture Capital and SoftTech VC, with participation from Te...
05:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apples Tim Cook on iPhone unlocking case: We will not shrink from this responsibility
 Tim Cook started Apple’s press conference with a surprising statement. After announcing that there are now 1 billion active Apple devices, Apple’s CEO then talked about the ongoing c...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch American Apparel offering on-demand delivery via Postmates partnership
 Clothing brand American Apparel has formally partnered with startup Postmates to offer consumers on-demand delivery (within the hour) of Basics clothing, which includes standard tees, sweatshirt...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Live from Apples smaller iPhone and iPad event in Cupertino
 Apple is holding an event today in Apple’s own Cupertino HQ, in its Town Hall Theater. The event kicks off at 10 AM PT (2 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, 6 PM CET), and we’ll have a team covering t...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Where to watch the live stream for todays Apple smaller iPhone event
 Apple is holding an event today in Cupertino, and the company is planning once again to live stream the event. At 10 AM PT (1 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, 6 PM CET), you’ll be able to watch the event ...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Identity verification startup Jumio files for bankruptcy, will sell assets to early backer Eduardo Saverin
 Jumio, theAndreessen Horowitz-funded mobile and online credentials authentication business, whose technology can scan and read information from payment cards and IDs, says that itsU.S. business ...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Spring Event 2016
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03:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
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03:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Conflict between Apple and the FBI started 18 months ago with the release of iOS 8, says Bloomberg
 While Apple and the FBI are about to fight in court over an iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shootings, this isn’t a new issue for the FBI. According to a report from Bloomberg, th...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon begins reselling Comcast services on new site, the Amazon Cable Store
 Amazon is now reselling Comcast’s Internet and television service on its site, via a newly launched section called “Amazon Cable Store” – a branding that implies Comcast ...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon begins reselling Comcast services on its new site, the Amazon Cable Store
 Amazon is now reselling Comcast’s Internet and television service on its site, via a newly launched section called Amazon Cable Store– a branding that implies Comcast may be the firs...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch How robots will reshape the U.S. economy
 Few doubt that our future — both immediate and long term — will be heavily impacted by robots. With flashy AI technology like IBM’s Watson and Google’s driverless cars st...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Indian ride-hailing app Ola acquires mobile payment startup Qarth to expand Ola Money
 After launching a standalone app for Ola Money in November last year, Indian transportationapp Ola has made an acquisition to double down on its mobile wallet and payments business: the company ...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter celebrates its 10th anniversary with a look back on its most notable moments and more
 It’s hard to believe that Twitter turns 10 years old today, given that still so many people seem to misunderstand its purpose and appeal. Twitter is not Facebook – it’s not a p...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter celebrates its 10th anniversary with a look back at its most notable moments and more
 It’s hard to believe that Twitter turns 10 years old today, given that still so many people seem to misunderstand its purpose and appeal. Twitter is not Facebook – it’s not a p...
01:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Where to watch the live stream for todays Apple smaller iPhone event
 Apple is holding an event today in Cupertino, and the company is planning once again to live stream the event. At 10 AM PT (1 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, 6 PM CET), you’ll be able to watch the event ...
01:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Elliptic takes in $5M for its blockchain forensics tool
 UK fintech startup Elliptic has pulled in a $5 million Series A round to keep building out its blockchain forensics tool. Its transaction-tracing technology mines the public Bitcoin ledger to id...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch iMessage encryption isnt perfect as researchers find a security hole
 Encryption is a cat-and-mouse game, and Johns Hopkins University researchers have found a great way to prove it. In a new research that they shared with the Washington Post, the research team ha...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch eGym raises $45M Series C for cloud-connected gym equipment and fitness software
 eGym, the Munich-based startup that offers cloud-connected gym equipment and supporting cloud software and app for the fitness training floor, has closed $45 million in Series C funding. The rou...
12:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch GoDaddy launches AWS-style servers and apps to build, test and scale cloud services
 GoDaddy, the web hosting and domain registration company that went public last year, is addingnewcloud services to growtherevenues it makes from the 14 million small businesses that make upthe m...
08:57 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Live from Apples smaller iPhone and iPad event in Cupertino
 Apple is holding an event today in Apple’s own Cupertino HQ, in its Town Hall Theater. The event kicks off at 10 AM PT (2 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, 6 PM CET), and we’ll have a team covering t...
08:30 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Exploring the risks of artificial intelligence
 “Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten.” These words, articulated by Neil Armstrong at a speech to a jo...
07:57 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Google Capital invests in Girnar Software, owner of Indian auto portal CarDekho.com
 Girnar Software, which runs several auto portals in India including CarDekho.com, has raised an undisclosed amount of new funding from Google Capital, with participation from returning investor ...
06:39 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Grab, Ubers biggest rival in Southeast Asia, signs deal with conglomerate Lippo Group
 Singapore-based Grab has just scored a new ally in its battle against Uber and other on-demand ride apps. The company, which claims to be Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app, announc...
03:45 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Owners of (older) Kindles have to update their software or lose Internet connectivity
 People who have Kindles made before 2012 need to update their software by March 22 or lose Internet connectivity, Amazon announced. Procrastinators and people who missed the message will have to...
03:18 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb will open its Cuba listings to users outside the United States
 Airbnb will now let travelers from outside the U.S. to book properties in Cuba after receiving authorization from the U.S. government, reports the Associated Press. Previously, only Americans we...
02:56 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch ServisHero, a mobile app for finding local services in Southeast Asia, lands $2.7M
 ServisHero, a company that provides local services through a mobile app in Southeast Asia, has landed a $2.7 million investment led by Golden Gate Ventures. Read More ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Building a smarter home
 The Jetsons presented a highly entertaining vision of what homes of the future would look like. The animated television show anticipated a world where humans would be able to do everything with ...
01:30 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Entrepreneurs everywhere can now solve the problems of humanity
 We no longer have a monopoly on disruptive innovation. The cost of building world-changing technologies has dropped exponentially and made it possible for entrepreneurs anywhere to solve the gra...
01:27 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch Mattermark raises $7.3M at a $42M valuation to expand its B2B search and analytics tools
 Mattermark, a startup that mines and crunches public Internet data to provideinvestors, sales teams and others with search tools and other business intelligence,has raised another $7.3 million i...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, March 21, 2016
Techcrunch The death of Instagram for brands
 Earlier this weekInstagram updated its news feed algorithm. Posts will no longer appear in chronological order and instead be sorted “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch Will apps become the next disability lawsuit target?
 Apps have become a driver of the economy. According to the Statista website, leading app stores offer around four million apps. App users are able to engage in commerce, access content and conne...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter looks back at the evolution of Twitter Ads
 As part of the flurry of retrospectives tied to Twitter’s tenth anniversary, the company is also looking back at the history of advertising on Twitter. Granted, that probably doesn’t...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch Now the cloud wars (really) begin
 For all of the back-and-forth between Microsoft, Amazon, Google and others over the past couple of years, we’ve only seen the most nascent battles in a multi-decade war for the future of ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch Lessons from starting a company during the last downturn
 I started my last company in mid-2009, just as the market was beginning to recover from the fallout of the financial crisis. In the past several years, surrounded by fast-growth startups with sk...
05:10 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Nikons D5500 lacks charm, but shoots fair photos
 So is the new Nikon D5500 entry-level? After a few glances and general fooling around, I quickly realized the Nikon D5500 has many of the specs found in a betterclass of camera. Price as Reviewe...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet
 Cybercrime is costing us millions. Hacks drain the average American firm of $15.4 million per year, and, in the resulting panic, companies often spend more than $1.9 million to resolve a single ...
02:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch After SXSW heres a roadmap for how the tech industry can change the world this year
 More than ever before, SXSW featured discussions about improving civic engagement and how to use technology to help better the world – from helping assist the 60 million refugees around th...
02:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch After SXSW, heres a roadmap for how the tech industry can change the world this year
 More than ever before, SXSW featured discussions about improving civic engagement and how to use technology to help better the world — from helping assist the 60 million refugees around th...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch These are testing times: mavericks vs. ice people
 One of my earliest engineering jobs, before I fled hardware in favor of the (relative) ease and lucre of software, was in chip design. I remember being shocked when I learned just how much of th...
12:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch Israels desert city of Beersheba is turning into a cybertech oasis
 The Israeli military’s massive relocation of its prestigious technology units, the presence of multinational and local companies, a close proximity to Ben Gurion University and generous go...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch How real businesses are using machine learning
 There is no question that machine learning is at the top of the hype curve. And, of course, the backlash is already in full force: I’ve heard that old joke “Machine learning is like ...
12:07 am GMT - Sun, March 20, 2016
Techcrunch The TechCrunch SXSW 2016 Recap
 For those with South by FOMO or who want to relive past week glories, we present to you images of this year’s SXSW festivities in Austin, Texas. Flip through the fun. You might even find y...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 19, 2016
Techcrunch Sesame Workshop is looking for startups that help kids
 Sesame Workshop, the organization that brought to life the beloved “Sesame Street” and countless other programs, has announced a new venture arm to invest in apps that help children ...
07:59 pm GMT - Sat, March 19, 2016
Techcrunch Algorithmic feeds force us to compete
 Is that photo pretty enough? Is that tweet funny enough? If not, they might not be seen now that Instagram and Twitter are moving to algorithmically sorted feeds. That could spell big problems f...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 19, 2016
Techcrunch Why unicorns falter
 In early February 2016, a study of financing deals reported by The Wall Street Journal found that investors are increasingly protecting themselves from IPOs that don’t perform as expected....
05:32 pm GMT - Sat, March 19, 2016
Techcrunch NASA is sending a 3D printer to space that you can use
 NASA is preparing to send its first commercial manufacturing facility to the International Space Station (ISS). The 3D printing company Made in Space has partnered with NASA to send their Additi...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, March 19, 2016
Techcrunch Msg.ais Puneet Mehta on The Rise of AI, The Potential For Bots and Life As A Current YC Startup
As the 126 entrepreneurs in the latest batch prepare for their big day, we thought we’d catch up with one of these founders before their nervous 3 minute pitch to the world. Read More ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 19, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Botily Fluids
 The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 18, 2016. The Gang predicts an Echological intersection between bots a...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 19, 2016
Techcrunch What will a driverless future actually look like?
 There is a growing consensus that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will soon be a reality. The debate today centers not on whether, but how soon, AVs will be commonplace on our roads. But for all the b...
02:50 pm GMT - Sat, March 19, 2016
Techcrunch How Goguens Case Hurts Sequoia
A week ago yesterday, we told youthat longtime Sequoia partner Michael Goguen had been slapped with a stomach-turning complaint. At its crux, it accused him of breaching an agreement he’d made t...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, March 19, 2016
Techcrunch How international startups are supporting New York City
 Immigrants make up 13.3 percent of the population in the U.S., which is the highest percentage the country has seen in more than 100 years. Now let’s put this into perspective: Thirty-six ...
12:15 am GMT - Sat, March 19, 2016
Techcrunch Jury awards Hulk Hogan $115M in sex tape lawsuit against Gawker
 A Florida jury sided today with wrestling star Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bolea) in his lawsuit against Gawker. Hogan was awarded $115 million — $55 million for economic injuries and $60 ...
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch This system instantly edits videos to make it look like youre saying something youre not
 Once upon a time, a photo of something was enough to believe it was real. Sure, you’d have to deal with the occasional Big Foot hoax, but for the most part, those who had the time or talen...
10:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch 2016 Honda Civic: autonomous features for $20K
 When NHTSA announced yesterday that 20 manufacturers had agreed to include automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems as standard equipment on all new cars by 2022, many people noted that plenty ...
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey says Twitter is keeping its 140-character limit, but maybe dont get too excited
 Has Twitter reversed course on plans to increase the character limit on tweets? That’s what you might think when reading the press coverage of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s appearance on...
08:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Meter Feeder lets you ditch coins and codes, pay for parking with GPS
 Parking tickets actually earn cities less money than when people pay the meters like they should. The problem is that even new meters that let you pay by phone or credit are such a hassle that p...
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch SoundCloud confirms its deal with Sony Music, paving the way for its subscription services launch
 Streaming music service SoundCloud today announcedthat it has finalized a deal with Sony Music, confirming reports from earlierthis week citing sources who claimed the deal had finally been done...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.18.16
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin MArks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today at 1pmPT.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor Gang’...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.18.16
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin MArks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today at 1pmPT.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor Gang’...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Your optimized brain: Exploring the frontier of neurostimulation
 From Hercules to Superman, humankind has always been fascinated by characters who defy the natural limits of the human body. Scientists haven’t yet figured out how to give us flight, but w...
07:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Coach gives tutors and other freelancers tools to build an online business
 If you’re a tutor looking to offer your services online, a startup called Coach aims to give you the tools you need. CEO Spencer Fry created a similar platform, in some ways, when he co-fo...
06:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Sexism is still a thing at Microsofts GDC party
Microsoft hired a bunch of women wearing very little clothing to dance and socialize with people at the company’s official Game Developers Conference after-party last night in San Francisco, Bus...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch I tried out Nikes self-tying shoes, the HyperAdapt 1.0
 I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few days with the folks at Nike, who were showing off a whole bunch of new and upcoming products at their Innovation for Everybody event. The big att...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Get Ready For The New iPad
 Rumor has it that Apple is about to introduce a successor to the iPad Air 2 at next week’s press conference. According to 9to5mac’s Mark Gurman, the device could move away from the $...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch CoreOS takes its Clair container security tool out of beta
 CoreOS announced the first preview of Clair, a toolthat scans Docker containers for security vulnerabilities, last November and today, with the launch of Clair 1.0, it is ready to take the beta ...
05:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Sonys PlayStation VR headset bundle will cost $500, pre-orders start March 22
 Earlier this week, Sony announced that its PlayStation VR would be available for the low price of just $399. Given that competing VR headsets like the Oculus are at least $200 more expensive, pe...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Chatfuel lets publishers and anyone build bots for messaging apps
 Chat has become the center of the smartphone universe, so it makes sense that bots are being used to deliver information in a convenient and engaging manner. But how do brands or media companies...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Grammy-nominated rapper Wale discusses technology, startups, and social media
I recently sat down with Grammy-nominated rapper Wale to talk about his views on technology, social media, and the music industry. Like most artists, Wale has a dedicated following on all major social...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Progress lets you visualize your weight loss by taking perfectly aligned daily selfies
 For those who struggle with their weight, one of the more challenging things to deal with beyond, of course, the lifestyle changes that have to accompany any attempts at weight reduction, is our...
04:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch YC-backed Perlstein Lab continues their rare disease drug discovery
 Perlstein Lab, or PLab as it is also known, continues to hone its automated drug discovery platform and presents its latest iteration Wednesday March 23rd at Y Combinator Demo Day. The platform ...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Evernotes founding CTO Dave Engberg is leaving in May; new wave of execs announced
 We’ve been documentingEvernote’sdecline in the last several months, andtoday comes two more waves of news that speak both to how the company continues to be in turmoil, but is also t...
04:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter says few users have opted out of its new, algorithmic timeline
 Despite reports to the contrary, Twitter’s new algorithmic timeline, announced last month, has only now reached all of Twitter’s user base. That being said, the company does have som...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft and Lowes are bringing HoloLens to home improvement stores
 Microsoft andLowe’s today announced a pilot project that will bring Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality visor to a select number of Lowe’s home improvement stores. Using Hol...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Stripes startup toolkit Atlas opens for business in Cuba
 A month ago, payments company Stripe launched Atlas,a toolkit for startupsto incorporate in the U.S. and lay the groundwork for growingtheir businesses online. Aimed largely at smallenterpriseso...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Atomico is raising a $750M fourth fund
 Atomico, a 10-year-old, London-based venture firm that invests across sectors and stages in startups that are largely located in Europe’s fastest growing tech hubs — particularly Lon...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Managed By Q gives five percent of the company equity to office operators
 Managed By Q, the company that lets you order on-demand cleaning services, IT help, handyman work and more all from an iPad in the office, has today announced a new stock option plan for its off...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Managed By Q gives five percent of the company equity to its Operators
 Managed By Q, the company that lets you order on-demand cleaning services, IT help, handyman work and more all from an iPad in the office, has today announced a new stock option plan for its off...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch SV Angel targets a much smaller fund this time around
 SV Angel, the seed-stage venture firm founded by renowned investor Ron Conway, is targeting $46 million in funding, shows anewSEC filingthat states the first sale has yet to occur. The firm is c...
03:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch WhaToDo offers last-minute deals on attractions, shows, tours and more
 There are a number of ways to find a last-minute travel deal, whether that’s from a big-name ticket booking engine like Kayak, or a service that specializes in finding last-minute discount...
03:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch USV sticks to basics with a $166.8 million early-stage fund
 Even in an uncertain market, top venture firms seem to have no trouble locking down huge capital commitments from their investors. This week, Accel announced $2 billion in funding. Last week, Li...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Life, by subscription
 The American dream is no longer for sale — but it is for rent. We are slowly going through a subtle shift in how the economy is owned and operated, with massive implications. On an average...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch 11 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 From self-tying shoes and an algorithmic feed on Instagram to Playstation VR and Spoonrocket shutting down, here are eleven stories you don’t want to miss this week. Read More ...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch WeWorks second acquisition is Welkio, a digital sign-in system for offices
 WeWork, the co-working space headquartered in New York and valued north of $5 billion, has today announced its second acquisition. The company will be acquiring Welkio, a digital sign-in system ...
02:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Echo VP Mike George to talk about Alexa at Disrupt New York
 Amazon Echo is becoming a surprisingly good product. With countless of integrations, you can now control many things using your voice. It’s now possible to order pizza, play something on S...
01:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook sneaked a seriously addictive basketball game into Messenger
 Look away now if you need to be productive today. We good? Ok then. Facebook sneaked a secret basketball mini-game into Messenger. And it’s insanely addictive/annoying. Read More ...
12:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch IBM buys UKs Optevia to ramp up in public-sector, cloud-based CRM services
 IBM has made anacquisition to help grow its business in cloud services forgovernment and other public sector organizations — cloud services beingof the areas that IBM hopes will offset dec...
10:35 am GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Indian smartphone startup Creo releases more details about its new take on Android
 Creo, the Indian startup that recently received $3 million in funding to create a new twist on Android, has unveiled its first smartphone, called the Mark 1. A promotional video has been posted,...
07:10 am GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Kickstarter buys Drip, a community for independent musicians
 Kickstarter has made its first acquisition after the crowdfunding site snapped up Drip, a service that lets music artists engage with fans with new work and previews while drawing revenue from t...
05:43 am GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Foodpanda acquires Delivery.coms Hong Kong business
 News of yet more movement among on-demand food startups: Rocket Internet-backed Foodpanda announced today that it has acquired Delivery.com’s Hong Kong business and will take over its oper...
01:31 am GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Launching at YCs Demo Day, mRelief has a new tool to make public assistance more accessible
 After years of hearing the private sector in the U.S. complain about the inefficiencies of government, investors are beginning to marshall their resources to help solve the problem. And no organ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Legaltech set to bail out legal services
 We all remember the horrors that followed the failure of the subprime. All of a sudden, we faced a collapse of the entire financial system. Surrounded by bankruptcy and devastation, even the opt...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, March 18, 2016
Techcrunch Heres why NASA is setting fire to a cargo ship in space
 Next Tuesday, Orbital ATK will launch their Cygnus cargo vehicle to the International Space Station (ISS). Cygnus will bring the astronauts on station food, water, and a 3-D printer, among other...
11:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft launches first preview of its Edge browser with extension support
 Extension support has long been one of the weakerfeatures in Microsoft’s browsers. With Edge, the company now offers anew, more modern browser,and starting today, users who signed up for t...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch How the wonks of public policy and the geeks of tech can get together
 Technology innovates and disrupts, while public policy regulates and controls — at least according to conventional wisdom. The skirmish between Apple and the FBI is a prime example: Apple ...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: The role of the FTC and federal regulators in Silicon Valley
 The FTC is involved in regulatory issues fundamentally important to Silicon Valley — especially data privacy and the “gig economy” of sharing services like Uber and Airbnb. Rea...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Automatic braking to be standard by 2022
 The US Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced today that by 2022, all new vehicl...
06:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Nextbit cancels CDMA version of Robin smartphone, issues refunds
 After already delaying the CDMA by a few months, Nextbit has decided to cancel the production of the CDMA Robinfor Verizon and Sprint networksoutright,Recode reports. The company is now refundin...
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Google could be selling Boston Dynamics because even Google thinks these robots are terrifying
 Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. isn’t happy with Boston Dynamics, its robotics subsidiary. According to a report from Bloomberg, Alphabet executives think that Boston Dynamics ...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch U.S. DOT and Alphabets Sidewalk Labs aim to create new public transit and wifi networks
 Sidewalk Labs’ Flow technology, which the company says will help cities understand where citizens want to travel and how to transport them to those destinations more efficiently, fairly, a...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch US DOT and Alphabets Sidewalk Labs aim to create new public transit and Wi-Fi networks
 Sidewalk Labs’ Flow technology, which the company says will help cities understand where citizens want to travel and how to transport them to those destinations more efficiently, fairly, a...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter kills TweetDeck for Windows, automates logins for TweetDeck users
 Twitter today rolled out a change that will make it easier for users who switch between its desktop application TweetDeck and its website, by no longer requiring users to login to TweetDeck sepa...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter kills TweetDeck for Windows, automates log-ins for TweetDeck users
 Twitter today rolled out a change that will make it easier for users who switch between its desktop application TweetDeck and its website, by no longer requiring users to log in to TweetDeck sep...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Kanye Wests The Life of Pablo is the first SaaS album
 Kanye West dropped a new album, sort of. It’s not really finished yet – he’s still publicly tweaking lyrics, arranging the song order, adding and subtracting material. In the t...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Google: Defeating Go champion shows AI can find solutions humans dont see
 Much was written of an historic moment for artificial intelligence last week when a Google-developed AI beat one of the planet’s most sophisticated players of Go, an East Asia strategy gam...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Bumble launches contextual filters for profile pictures, starting with the 2016 presidential election
 Swipe-based dating is hard work. With hundreds of potential suitors to swipe through, most of us just take a few seconds to glance at a picture and bio before wedecide if we’re going to sw...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch The REVL Arc is a 4K smart action camera with a built-in gimbal
 Part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 class, REVL just launched asmart action camera that solves the two worst things about action cams….shaky footage and a cumbersome editing process. Deve...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Broadcaster Sky jumps into virtual reality, launches new content studio and readies VR app
 European pay-tv broadcasterSky— along-timeinvestor in virtual reality startupJaunt—today positioneditself as a more direct content player in the VR world.Today the company — wh...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendos first smartphone app, a social game called Miitomo, launches in Japan
 As promised last fall, Nintendo has now launched its first mobile smartphone application – but it’s not a new Mario game, and the app is for now only available in Japan for the time ...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Googles GV leads $21M Series B in bioscience firm Cambridge Epigenetix
 VC firm GV (n Google Ventures) has made another investment in Europe — its seventh — leading a $21 million Series B round for epigenetic sequencing tech company and Cambridge Univers...
03:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Alibaba is working to bring virtual reality into its e-commerce services
 Alibaba has formerly thrown its hat into virtual reality ring after the Chinese e-commerce giant announced its own VR research lab, dubbed GnomeMagic Lab. Read More ...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Digg unveils a news bot for Slack, coming soon to other messaging platforms
 News aggregator Digg may no longer be the internet force it once was, but it still offers an interesting and engaging selection of curated news articles and videos across a number of categories,...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Lookers slick Slack integration inserts data directly into conversations
 Looker, a data visualization and business intelligence startupannounced a new component today that brings Looker data directly into Slack conversations without having to access the program separ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Why Silicon Valleys unicorn problem will solve itself
 The rise was like a tech startup fairytale. Within three years of founding, this unicorn company had raised more than $1 billion in venture capital — closing an astonishing $950 million in...
02:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube and Google Play agree to join T-Mobiles Binge On Program, following criticism of video throttling
 YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV will now participate in T-Mobile’s “Binge On” program, which offers cellular subscribers the ability to watch a variety of services with...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Airmada poised to show their automated drone concept at Y Combinator Demo Day
 During an afternoon call with me, Airmada CEO Dan Danay, outlined his autonomous drone product offering that he and co-founder Boris Lipchin are preparing for Y Combinator Demo Day next week. Th...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Mobli launches Galaxia, a social network that encourages users to create numerous personas
 Most social media platforms deter users from creating multiple profiles to prevent shenanigans like harassment and fraud. Galaxia, however, wants people to create a new profile (which it calls a...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch GoButler pivots to fully-automated service, starting with flight search and discovery
 Earlier this week rumours began to spread that GoButler, the messaging-based virtual assistant that let you request anything on-demand, was heading to the deadpool, with March 11th the alleged d...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Distribusion, the startup that makes it easy to sell intercity bus tickets, picks up 6 million funding
 Distribusion, the Berlin-based startup that’s built a platform to make it easy for travel companies and travel search engines to sell ‘intercity’ bus tickets, has picked up 6 m...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Okta expands partnership with Box to include enterprise mobility management
 Okta, a companymostly known for cloud identity management, made a forayinto enterprise mobility management(EMM)at the end of 2014. Today, it announced a partnership with Box to supportdevice-lev...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit taps Amazon Echo to let users check their fitness progress via voice
 Amazon and Fitbit are teaming up to make it even easier to see your daily fitness progress. Or rather, hear about it. Fitbit users who own an Amazon Echo can now ask Alexa about their progress t...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Want to display in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY for free? Enter our giveaway
Is your startup looking to take that next big leap forward? Many companies have gotten their start by displaying in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt, and we want your company to be our next success...
12:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch A global experiment in co-living
 I’m moving into a columnist role at TechCrunch and onto some new projects. One is called RoamCo-Living. It adaptively re-uses space for communal living andlocation independent workers in o...
12:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Wholesale order app Handshake raises $14M Series B for international growth
 Handshake, a maker of wholesale order apps for mobile, will target new overseas markets after raising a $14 million Series B. The round was led by Sozo Ventures and includes returning investors ...
12:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch UK graphics company Imagination Technologies is laying off 350 as it feels the iPhone pinch
 Smartphone sales are slowing down, and it looks like Apple might see its first iPhonesales declinein the next quarter. Thatpinch is now being felt by one of Apple’skey suppliers. UK compan...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks Messenger Bot Store could be the most important launch since the App Store
 If Facebook announces the “Messenger Bot Store” at F8, as many predict, it would be arguably the most consequential event for the tech industry since Apple announced the App Store an...
12:25 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Ask.fm founders back dating app Mint
 The founders of Ask.fm — the popular social Q&A app that became embroiled in a cyberbullying media storm before being acquired by IAC — have backed new dating app Mint. Read More...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Momo, a mobile payment firm in Vietnam, lands $28M led by Standard Chartered Bank
 Vietnam is emerging as a technology market of note in Asia. Weeks after U.S. VC firm 500 Startups announced a fund for the country, Vietnam-based fintech startup Momo has landed a $28 million in...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Foursquares Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck to check-in at Disrupt NY
 Foursquare is an institution in the New York tech scene, so it only makes sense for us to have Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley and the company’s new CEO Jeff Glueck on stage at Disrupt N...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch ProtonMails encrypted email service exits beta, adds iOS, Android apps
 As Apple continues to battle the US government’s desire to workaround the security of its mobile operating system, European encrypted email startup, ProtonMail, is choosing the latest skir...
11:07 am GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Messaging app WeChat is becoming a mobile payment giant in China
 WeChat, China’s smash hit messaging app, has long been a bellwether for the future of mobile messaging. It was first to popularize putting brands in chat and integrating third-party servic...
10:59 am GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch UK offers tax breaks to boost sharing economy
 The UK government has announced a little extra tax relief aimed at encouraging what the chancellor termed ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ in yesterday’s budget — albeit the other b...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Mondo, the U.K. banking startup, opens public Beta
 Mondo, the yet-to-launch U.K. banking startup that is creating quite a lot of buzz amongst the London tech scene and beyond, is opening its Beta to the public today — albeit one that is li...
08:44 am GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Apple judged to be infringing OpenTVs video streaming patents in Germany
 A German court yesterday ruled against Apple in a video streaming patent case brought by Swiss company Kudelski’s OpenTV unit against the Cupertino company back in 2014. Read More ...
12:33 am GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch SpoonRocket finds a home with Brazil-based iFood
 SpoonRocket, the on-demand food delivery startup that shut down yesterday in the U.S., has a buyer. That buyer is Brazil-based iFood, a food delivery platform looking to dominate the on-demand e...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, March 17, 2016
Techcrunch Why Latin American economies are turning to bitcoin
 The economic prospects for Latin America in 2016 are grim. With political instability in some of the region’s largest economies, as well as a general slump in prices in oil and other commo...
11:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Apple looks to Googles Cloud Platform as it diversifies its infrastructure
 Rumors are flying todaythat Apple is moving part of its cloud business from AWS to Google’s Cloud Platform. We did some asking around and yes, it does appear that Apple has made some moves...
11:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Apple teams up with Cookie Monster to sell you on hands free Siri
 If I had to choose a sound to identify the second year of my daughter’s life it would probably be one of the collaborations between Sesame Street superstar Cookie Monster and one of the ho...
11:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Apple teams up with Cookie Monster to sell you on hands-free Siri
 If I had to choose a sound to identify the second year of my daughter’s life it would probably be one of the collaborations between Sesame Street superstar Cookie Monster and one of the ho...
11:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus shows off first-look of Minecraft for Gear VR and its mehhh
 Minecraft in all its blocky glory is setting up shop on mobile virtual reality on the Samsung Gear VR.I had a chance to demo the game at an Oculus media event during GDC in SF this week and ther...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch US Senate bill would give FAA 2 years to create rules for delivery drones
 The U.S.Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today approved the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)reauthorization bill.In an amendment to thebill filed by Senators Heller...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Muncherys chief customer experience officer leaves company
 Munchery, the on-demand meal delivery startup with over $117 million in funding, has lost Pascal Rigo, who came on board to Munchery as chief customer experience officer just five months ago. Ri...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Bullish: Whats driving the maker movement
The maker movement is hot. Worldwide, there are about 2,000 maker spaces and 26 percent of cities in the U.S. have them. I sat down with Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan to learn about what’s driving...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Human Ventures turns normals into founders
 A number of startup studios are in the midst of a years-long experiment, providing back-end assistance, office space and mentoring to talented, ambitious people in order to create astartup with ...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Steve Wozniak discusses his inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con
 Last weekI sat down with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to hearabout his newest creation, Silicon Valley Comic Con. The event, which will be held this weekend at the San Jose Convention Center, ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch The Apple Watch hack: Bringing design expertise to reinvent the wearable
 I bought an Apple Watch six months ago. This was no casual purchase. As an Apple fan, a watch collector and with more than 20 years of experience in the design innovation space, I had extremely ...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Nike just unveiled the first real power-lacing sneaker, the HyperAdapt 1.0
 It’s finally here. After teaming up with Michael J. Fox to teaseus withself-lacing Nike Mags on Back To The Future day in October, Nike has finally announced a mass production shoe that wi...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch This team has built adorable tiny backpacks for pigeons to track air pollution
 It’s time to take wearable devices to the next level. Plume Labs and DigitasLBi have teamed up for an interesting experiment. What if pigeons could fly around London with tiny backpacks to...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft partners with Commonwealth of Virginia, Dominion on 20 MW solar project
 Microsoft today announced that it is partnering with Dominion Virginia Power and the Commonwealth of Virginia to build a 20 megawatts solar energy plant in Virginia. Microsoft — like its c...
06:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch AliveCor unveils Kardia Band, a medical-grade EKG band for Apple Watch
 A medtech startupcalled AliveCor today unveiled what maybe the first medical-grade EKG band for the Apple Watch, the Kardia Band, pending its FDA clearance. The product is intended to help weare...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch In Africa, Watsons sister Lucy is growing up with the help of IBMs Research team
 Three years after launching a $100 million initiative to create a Watson-inspired tech platform that finds “commercially viable solutions to the continent’s grand challenges,”...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Googles latest mobile search algorithm update makes having a mobile-friendly site even more important
 If your site isn’t easy to use on mobile, Google penalizes it by ranking it lower on its mobile search results pages. To give publishers even more of an incentive to offer mobile-friendly ...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Jawbone doubles down on its allegations against Fitbit
 For nearly a year Jawbone and Fitbit have been in the courts and Jawbone just threw down new allegations. In a motion to amend the original filing, Jawbone wantsto add a new defendant to the cas...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Local deals site LivingSocial lays off 280, over 50% of staff, outsources customer services
 More bad news forLivingSocial, the beleaguered commerceplatform that competes with the likes of Groupon in offering deals on events and services local to its users. Today, LivingSocialannounced ...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Super hot Korea gets a new startup fund
 Korea is sizzling, and the fact isn’t lost on Altos Ventures or its backers. The early-stage venture firm, with an office on Sand Hill Road and in Seoul, has just raised an oversubscribed ...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Plan launches a better calendar for busy people
 Today, we have a variety of apps to manage our days – calendars, task lists, reminders, notes, and more. But the apps don’t always interoperate, and having the information in separat...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Execs from the IAB and AdBlock Plus will discuss the future of ads at Disrupt NY
 Online advertising is one of thosesubjects that we can rely on to get almost everyoneto roll their eyes. And lately, it seems that investors have become skeptical, too.Still, you can’t und...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Technology is disrupting everything
 I spent a good part of my day yesterday attending the On-demand Economy conference at MIT. It was an interesting if somewhat academic look at the changes facing us as individuals, organizations ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch The downside of an over-capitalized market
 I recently took the opportunity to visit with influential friends and colleagues in the New York City technology space. I sat with longtime friend Nick Chirls, founder of Notation Capital, and d...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch EeGeo picks up $5M to build better 3D visuals for interiors and VR experiences
 Startups working on high-qualityimmersive visuals and the tech to achieve themare in demand these days, and today one that focuses specifically on interactive outdoor and indoor 3D mapping is an...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Waze now tells you when to leave, thanks to its new Planned Drives feature
 Turn-by-turn navigation application Waze announced this morning a handy new feature that will make it easier for those who are planning to drive to an upcoming appointment, meeting or other impo...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Uber debuts Family Profiles to let you pay for others rides
 On-demand car service Uber announced this morning a new feature designed to make it easier for its customers to pay for rides for their friends and family: Family Profiles. The option was one of...
02:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Rings new Video Doorbell Pro ditches the battery for more smarts in a smaller package
 Ring, the folks behind the self-titled Ring video doorbell, have a two-punch combo’s worth of news this morning: they’re launching a new model called the Ring Pro, and have raised a ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus shows off the 30 launch titles available for the Rift VR headset
 The Oculus Rift is launchingMarch 28 and along with it comes a ton of cool, innovative content that plays to the Rift’s strengths. There are 30 distinct titles that will be available at la...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Ticketfly builds concert app from the ashes of its WillCall acquisition
 WillCall had great design and community, but didn’t have tickets to the best concerts. Ticketfly had deep relationships with music venues, but no one was using it to discover shows. Today,...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Toymail is reimagining the mobile phone for kids
 It’s been a while since we checked in with Toymail, the kids messaging startup that piloted its first product on Kickstarter back in fall 2013. Its idea was to turn Wi-Fi-enabled toys into...
11:39 am GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Usermind emerges from stealth with a plan to integrate business operations
 Borrowing a page from the information technology playbook, Usermind — a newly launched startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Menlo Ventures — is selling a service that aims to pr...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon acquires video capture company Volicon
 Verizon Digital Media Services is announcing the acquisition of Volicon, a company offering video capture and monitoring tools for TV broadcasters. Volicon says its products are used for things ...
09:19 am GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Prenetics raises $10M to popularize patient DNA testing in Asia
 Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based medical technology company, has raised a $10 million Series A round for its DNA testing technology that helps doctors provide more accurate diagnoses and better unde...
07:57 am GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Apple opens its iOS News app to all publishers
 Apple’s News app, which is installed on all iOS devices, is now open to all publishers. When it launched in fall 2015, News app’s publishing tools were only available to Apple’...
04:23 am GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Pope Francis will reportedly start an official Instagram account
 Social media fan Pope Francis already tweets and may soon start posting on Instagram, too. Italian newswire ANSA reports that the pontiff will make his Instagram debut on March 19 using the acco...
02:38 am GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Prosecutors find that Fappening celebrity nudes leak was not Apples fault
 Hacker Ryan Collins pleaded guilty to stealing a number of nude photos — including images of Jennifer Lawrence — from Apple’s servers, after getting snared by the FBI. In the p...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Apple: Government misunderstands the technology involved in demanding they decrypt an iPhone
 On March 22nd, Apple and the FBI will head to federal court to determine whether or not the government can force Apple to open up an otherwise deeply-encrypted iPhone used by terrorist Syed Rizw...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch Your mobile phone bill is sparking an edtech renaissance
 Have you ever noticed that 90 cent charge at the bottom of your phone bill? Little did you know, that is the key to fueling a renaissance in education technology. Read More ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, March 16, 2016
Techcrunch InstaRem raises $5M to make overseas money transfers cheaper and faster in Asia
 InstaRem, an international remittance payments startup headquartered in Singapore, has raised $5 million in a round led by Vertex Ventures. Read More ...
11:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile portfolio app takes Moo beyond business cards
 As a creative, you’re most likely to get hired for a job off the back of your portfolio of past clients and work. Aimed squarely at this market, Moo — the company better known for th...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Faraday Future gets its first patent
 Faraday Future has its first U.S. patent in hand for a smaller, more powerful inverter. So it’s definitely not as sexy as the Batmobile-like concept car the company brought to its splashy ...
09:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram is switching its feed from chronological to best posts first
 The average Instagram user misses 70 percent of what’s in their feed, including great photos with tons of Likes and posts by their best friends. So today Instagram announced it will start ...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Star Wars Battlefront is coming exclusively to PlayStation VR
 More Star Wars force is coming to virtual reality. At today’s PlayStation VR press event, Sony CEO Andrew House teased onstage that Playstation will be partnering with EA to bring about my...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch PlayStation VR Will Arrive in October for $399
 Sony took to the stage today during GDC 22016 in SF to show off the consumer-ready version of its PlayStation VR headset. A good deal was already known about the company’s first foray into...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Squarespace former employee alleges overt racism
 Accounts of racism, sexism and discrimination are unfortunatelyway too common in the tech industry. The latest comes from Amlie Lamont, a black woman and former employee at website creation comp...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Former Squarespace employee alleges overt racism
 Accounts of racism, sexism and discrimination are unfortunately way too common in the tech industry. The latest comes from Amlie Lamont, a black woman and former employee at website creation com...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch 10 ideas that wont be on the next presidents tech agenda but should be
 Campaign season should be more than just stump speeches; it’s a chance for us to evaluate how our future leader will handle the many tech opportunities and challenges ahead. In the absence...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch In pursuit of empathetic machines
 The universal reaction to Atlas, the newly upgraded next-generation humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics (a company owned by Alphabet), was lots of empathy. Unmindful of being punched, pushed and...
06:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch This new Star Wars Virtual Reality experiment looks beautiful and insane
 Around June of last year, Lucasfilm and its usual cohorts — Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound — announced that they were banding together to form the ILM Experience Lab, or...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Draft UK surveillance powers bill takes more flak at second reading
 Proposed new UK surveillance powers are getting a second reading in parliament today, as the government seeks to update and extend the law in this area before the end of the year. Read More ...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Draft U.K. surveillance powers bill takes more flak at second reading
 Proposed new UK surveillance powers are getting a second reading in parliament today, as the government seeks to update and extend the law in this area before the end of the year. Read More ...
06:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Smart savings app Clinc is a new fintech startup from ex-CEO and founder of Numbrs
 Last April, Julien Arnold quietly left his role as CEO of Numbrs, the mobile-first banking app he co-founded with Swiss company builder Centralway. Now, almost a year on, he’s on the verge...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches HTTPS Transparency Report, says over 75% of requests to its servers are now encrypted
 Google today added a new section to its Transparency Report that focuses on the use of encryption on Google’s own sites and across the web. The company says over 75 percent of requests to ...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Dashlane hires former Fab.com and Makespace CFO David Lapter
 David Lapter, formerly of Fab.com and MakeSpace, is moving on to Dashlane to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Dashlane is a password management service that helps users keep track of their pass...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Check out the new AI-powered TechCrunch news bot on Telegram messenger
 We’re excited to announce the launch of our first artificial intelligence-powered news bot on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram. We teamed up with Chatfuel to build the bot, and af...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Priority Cycles latest Kickstarter is the Coast, a rust-proof surf bike
 This past week I made it my mission to see what was going on in downtown Manhattan. A well-timed email here, a hastily caught train there, and I found myself at the headquarters of Priority Cycl...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Google puts presidential campaign finance information and more directly in search
 Just in time for “Mega Tuesday,” Google has rolled out new features to Google Search that will allow you to better track the primaries and learn more about the candidates. One new ad...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Google Maps goes beyond Uber to aggregate Ola, Hailo, Gett and more car services into its app
 Google reportedly is working on building its own Uber competitor, and while some believe that this will come in the form of a fleet of autonomous cars, there is amore immediate optionfor how Goo...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Google Maps goes beyond Uber, adds Ola, Hailo and more car services to its app
 Google reportedly is working on building its own Uber competitor, and while some believe this will come in the form of a fleet of autonomous cars, there is amore immediate optionfor how Google c...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Prt dUnion is about to launch in Italy as Younited Credit
 French startup Prt d’Union is one of the biggest fintech startups in its home country, but it has yet to expand its crowd-lending services outside of France. Prt d’Union is about to ...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Google brings its nifty Smart Reply feature to Inbox on the web
 Inbox by Gmail, Google’s next-gen email client for Gmail users, includes a number of features that aim to make handling your incoming messages easier. One of the best of these has long bee...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Popular blue light reducing app F.lux arrives on Android
 F.lux, the popular color-adjusting application for computers and mobile devices that reduces blue light emissions for better nighttime usage, has now arrived on Android. Unfortunately, the appli...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch The Hotaru compact shower can reuse the same five gallons of water for two weeks
 The Hotaru compact shower holds five gallons of water and, according to the co-founders, a family of three can each take a five-minute, daily shower using the same five gallons of water for up ...
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch The story behind the most-recognizable fountains in the world
 A couple months ago, I visited Las Vegas for CES. Few people enjoy playing in CES, but no one enjoys going to the city of sin for work. The loud noises coming from the slot machines, the men fli...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch A live tech talk with Richard Branson at 30,000 feet
 Richard Branson is taking to the skies for the inaugural flight of a new route, from SFO to Denver, in the hopes of linking a nascent tech community in the Mile High City with an established one...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Twitch to stream Julia Childs cooking show to kick off launch of new Food Channel
 Do video game geeks want to watch classic cooking shows? A new experiment on the Amazon-owned video game streaming service Twitch is looking to answer that question, as the company today announc...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Groupon launches new Merchant app that puts the daily deal front and center
 For the last several years,Grouponhas been expandingits business beyond the daily dealto position itself as the platform for local commerce. Some of those efforts have proven to be more challeng...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch SpoonRocket shuts down amongst on-demand apocalypse
 SpoonRocket has just informed its investors it’s shutting down its on-demand pre-made meal delivery service, after failing to raise the necessary capital to go on, according to a source fa...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Engineers bridge the divide between technology and society
 One of the many reasons women are under represented in “tech-sector” engineering disciplines such as software, mechanical, electrical, computer and mechatronics engineering is becaus...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Quantiacs is high-stakes fantasy football for quants
 You’ve seen The Wolf of Wall Street, you’re handy with some code, you know you can beat the market, but you don’t have the money to invest? What could possibly go wrong. Quanti...
02:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Defy Ventures redefines the hustle
More than 100 million Americans have a criminal history, according to a Department of Justice survey. Catherine Hoke of Defy Ventures believes that through training, these individuals can become succe...
02:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Defy Ventures redefines the hustle from prison yard to startup office
 More than 100 million Americans have a criminal history, according to a Department of Justice survey. Catherine Hoke of Defy Ventures believes that through training, these individuals can become...
02:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch UberEATS standalone food delivery app launches in its first U.S. cities
 UberEATS, the newer, standalone app for Uber’s restaurant food-delivery business, is today launching in its first U.S. markets: Chicago, Houston, L.A., and San Francisco. The U.S. expansio...
02:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Delivery Hero shutters Valk Fleet to focus all delivery related operations on Foodora
 Well, that was short-lived. It was only in October that I outed the then stealthy Valk Fleet, a new food delivery and logistics startup from European online take-out behemoth Delivery Hero. Howe...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Native OSVR support comes to Unreal game engine
 For gamers worried about exclusive Oculus titles and the diverging future of content support onvirtual reality, OSVR is making a bid to take over the platform and ensure that content is availabl...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft launches Azure preview in Germany and Canada, announces DoD-specific regions in U.S.
 Late last year, Microsoft announced that it would start hosting its Azure cloud computing platform and some of its other cloud-based services out of local data centers in both Germany and Canada...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch B2B payment service Payoneer acquires Escrow as a Service platform Armor Payments
 Payoneer helps businesses and B2Bmarketplaces move money across borders. It’s one of the biggest companies in this space anditscustomers include the likes of Amazon, Fiverr, Airbnb, Upwork...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Venture firm Accel Partners just raised $2 billion from its investors
 Accel Partners, the 33-year-old venture firm, has pulled off a bit of a hat trick. In an increasingly uncertain economy, it has raised $2 million across two new U.S. funds. The Sand Hill Road ou...
12:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Japans Gunosy invests $5m in Indonesia-based Kurio, a fellow news reading app
 In a case of one news reader app helping another, Japan’s Gunosy has invested $5 million in Indonesia-based Kurio. Read More ...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Letterboxd launches its movie social network on the iPhone
 I've been using Letterboxd for more than a year now, and I've really enjoyed the movie pages. For instance, if you look at Mustang (which is my favorite movie of 2015 – seriously...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Google announces Analytics 360 Suite for enterprise marketers
 Google is launching a new product for enterprise marketers today that will directly challenge Adobe’s Marketing Cloud and similar services. The Google Analytics 360 Suite will combine Goog...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce takes on ServiceMax, Microsoft and Oracle with new field service product
 Salesforce has its fingers in many pies when it comes to tracking customers, customer service and marketing, but up until now it left field service to third parties like ServiceMax. That changed...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Enterprise security service Skyport raises $30M Series C round led by GV
 Skyport Systems helps enterprises keep their data and applications secure by allowing them to host their services in a hardened appliance with embedded security features. The company today annou...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Altiscales latest cloud service brings Hadoop to business users
 Altiscale, a company thathas always been about reducing the complexity related to using Hadoop, has taken that to the next leveltoday with the release of Altiscale Insight Cloud, a cloud service...
09:52 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Google AI beats Go world champion again to complete historic 4-1 series victory
 The battle between Google’s artificial intelligence and Go world champion Lee Seedol concluded today after the former (AlphaGo) triumphed to win the five-game series 4-1. Read More ...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Skyhook Wireless brings location services to wearables in a petite package
 Skyhook Wirelesshas been working on location technology for longer than many of the biggest names in smartphones have been around. Today it launched a new SDK aimed at bringing location to weara...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Crate raises $4M seed round for its next-gen SQL database
 Crate, the winner of our TechCrunch Disrupt Europestartup Battlefield in 2014, today announced that it has raised a $4 million seed round for its open-source SQL database technology. The round w...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Sony to buy the remaining half of Sony/ATV shares from Michael Jacksons estate for $750M
 Sony has agreed to purchase the remaining 50 percent of Sony/ATV from Michael Jackson’s estate for a total of $750 million. The music publishing company was created in 1995 as a joint vent...
05:03 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon signs direct roaming agreement with Cubas state telecom
 Verizon has signed an agreement that makes it the second U.S. carrier to offer direct roaming in Cuba. The deal with Etecsa, a government-owned telecom, will enable direct voice calls between U....
04:00 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Lyft and GM partner on Express Drive, a rental service that paves the way for autonomous cars
 Two months after General Motorsannounced a $500 million investment in transportation startup Lyft to work on autonomous cars, the pair are launching their first service together. No, it’s ...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Watch us beat the heck out of each other in Disneys new fighter, Marvel Battlegrounds
 Tomorrow morning Disney will launch Marvel Battlegrounds, a new four-player superhero fighting game built on top of their Disney Infinity platform.Disney Infinity producer John Vignocchi stopped...
02:57 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Phonvert has a plan to convert old smartphones into IoT nodes
 While many retired smartphones still work and have usable sensors like cameras, accelerometers, touch screens and bluetooth radios, large swaths of them remain unused or, worse yet, end up in la...
02:23 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch European Space Agencys ExoMars successfully starts its journey to the red planet
 The first phase of ExoMars, an uncrewed Mars mission from the European Space Agency (ESA), successfully launched today from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Lifting off on a Russian Proton-M rocket, the Ma...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, March 15, 2016
Techcrunch Validating adtech: Innovation is a stronger proof point than share price
 Adtech is in trouble because many firms have gotten the cold shoulder from venture capital. Supposedly. Another way to say that, of course, is that smart venture capitalists passed on startups t...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Blooming measures your heart and brain to reduce stress at work
 Finnish startup Blooming is aiming to help stressed office workers re-take control of their lives, by using wearable tech to monitor and track stress levels, plus recommendation software and med...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Unlocking blockchain for the underbanked
 As 2015 came to a close and the new year began, many thought leaders in the financial technology space made their predictions on the trends and innovations that will get us excited in 2016. One ...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Michael Goguens counter-complaint calls accuser an exotic dancer who was looking for a payday
 Michael Goguen, the longtime venture capitalist who was asked to leave Sequoia Capitallast week following a stunning breach of contract complaint, has just filed a counter complaintin San Mateo ...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Google doubles max ChromeOS bug bounty to $100k
 After shelling out $2m in rewards to security bounty hunters in 2015, Google today announced it’s doubling the reward for revealing top security flaws from $50k to $100k. Google has been p...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Trainline buys Captain Train for up to $189 million
 We hear a lot about how companies like Uber are transforming car-based transportation, but today comes news of another play in the sector, this time covering rail services. Trainline, a U.K.-bas...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Google loses Android antitrust appeal in Russia
 Google has lost an appeal in a Russian court against an antitrust ruling pertaining to its Android mobile OS. The competition complaint was brought against Android back in February 2016 by local...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix pulls its Android Beta Program, says it was not meant for consumers to join
 Netflix confirmed this morning the existence of what appeared to be a newAndroid beta testing program, but says it did not intend to make it available to consumers via Google Play. In addition, ...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Xbox Live now supports cross-platform multiplayer with PS4
 At this point, there's very little difference between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. But there was one key differentiating point. Xbox gamers could only play with Xbox and PC players a...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Blockai uses the blockchain to help artists protect their intellectual property
 While most of the discussions around blockchain have focused on its potential use in finance, startup Blockai is looking at something different — helping artists, photographers and other c...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches new services for Android game developers
 Google today announced a number of new services for game developers at its annual Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference. These range from newtools for managing virtual goods and curren...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch #CSForAll: Ensuring tech access for all students
 On the heels of the White House Computer Science For All initiative (#CSForAll) announcement and the celebration of National Engineers Week, we are excited about the work being done to make STEM...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch FinLeaps solarisBank to offer Banking-as-a-Platform so startups can ride fintech gravy train
 This time the Berlin-based company builder (to use the preferred terminology) is investing and betting on the underlying regulatory and financial technology infrastructure — the picks R...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube block comes and goes in Georgia amid government sex tape allegations
 Google’s YouTube, the world’s biggest video site, is no stranger to getting blocked in some countries when content uploaded by users runs against state policies on media and public i...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Google adds support for Microsoft Office, Facebook at Work, Slack and others to its single sign-on solution
 Google doesn’t just offer its own web-based productivity apps, but it also offers a service for business users who want to use Google as an identity provider for accessing other online ser...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Square brings on the team behind Framed Data, a predictive analytics startup
 Square is acquiring the team behind Framed Data, a predictive analytics service, and will be deploying the team of data scientists to its Square Capital team. Square tracks merchants’trans...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Skype for Web upgraded, now supports dialing mobile phones, landlines and more
 Skype for Web, the browser-based version of Microsoft’s popular communications software introduced last year,is getting a slew of new features that brings it more in line with its desktop ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Full Harvest wants to fix the big farm food waste problem at source
 Modern farming has a huge problem with food waste, stemming from the mismatch between specific food buyer requirements vs Mother Nature delivering an unsaleable overabundance and/or producing kn...
02:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apples Phil Schiller promises to address the issue of spammy apps being featured in the App Store
 This weekend, Apple’s App Store head Phil Schiller responded to complaints that spam apps and rip-offs were appearing in the App Store’s “New” and “What’s Hot...
02:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Who will be the next Tinder?
 Or do we even need one? At Disrupt New York in May, we’ll try to get to the bottom of that question. In a panel on the new frontier of digital dating, we’ll be bringing together some...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Philips Hue releases new connected light bulbs for different shades of white light
 Philips is arguably the largest connected light bulb manufacturer with its Philips Hue system, but its color light bulbs are quite expensive. A color light bulb costs around $60. In case you jus...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Alooma scores $11.2 million Series A to solve data science pain points
 Alooma, an Israeli startup thathelps companies process and work with big data in real time delivered asa cloud service, announced an $11.2 million Series A round today led byLightspeed Venture P...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Lowercases Matt Mazzeo on being Chris Saccas partner and the 3 KPIs to successful investing
 For the small minority who are not aware, Lowercase is the the fund started by Chris Sacca with $8.4m and resulted in what is believed to be the best performing fund in history with investments ...
01:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Strap a parachute onto your drone with the ParaZero SafeAir
 Drones are expensive and crashes are inevitable. ParaZero has a solution: A parachute. With the ParaZero SafeAir product, a drone is fitted with a capsule containing a parachute that’s eff...
01:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Tandem is a fitness-focused live video platform
 Another live streaming startup is hoping to grab its share of eyeballs. Tandem is a bootstrapping fitness-focused platform aiming to offer a low friction outlet where personal trainers, fitness ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch InVision acquires Silver Flows, a tool for prototyping inside Sketch
 Prototyping suite InVision just announced they are acquiring Silver Flows, a tool that lets developers prototype directly inside Sketch. The acquisition comes just a few months after InVision ac...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe launches Experience Design CC, a new tool for UX designers
 Adobe today launched the first public preview of its new Experience Design CC tool, which was previously known as Project Comet. Experience Design CC is the company’s first tool that is pu...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch App Annie makes its third acquisition, but no IPO in 2016, says CEO
 App data and insights platform App Annie continues a small shopping spree with the acquisition of AppScotch, an app marketing datacompany. Terms of the deal aren’t being announced, but the...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Networking at TechCrunch Disrupt NY (May 9-11) just got a lot better
 If you have ever attended a TechCrunch Disrupt, you know the energy and excitement on the exhibit floor. Hundreds of entrepreneurs stand by their tables, and everywhere people are engaged in int...
12:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft is using Minecraft to develop artificial intelligence tech for the real world
 Yet more proof that Minecraft is more than just a game comes our way today. Microsoft has plans to use the platform, which it bought for $2.5 billion acquisition, to help kids learn and for virt...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch The suddenly exciting future of enterprise communications
Enterprise communications is not a sector that typically generates palpable excitement. In the enterprise, the plumbing is never as exciting as the fixtures, and people spend more time noticing what c...
11:32 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch UK surveillance powers bill needs substantial changes, warns opposition Labour party
 The UK government is continuing to try to push much criticized surveillance powers legislation through parliament, with the bill in question — the Investigatory Powers bill — getting...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch The rebirth of the Obama Administrations Apps.Gov
 In 2009, the Obama Administration launched Apps.Gov, looking to revolutionize the way the federal government buys commercial technology and cloud-based products. The launch was a product of mult...
10:58 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft quietly drops bitcoin support from the Windows Store
 Microsoft has quietly stopped supporting bitcoin payments just over one year after it (quietly) added support for the crypto currency within its Windows Store. Read More ...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Under the hood of the NCAA bracket builder
 While the majority of fans might rely on their knowledge of the game, popular sports analysts, water cooler talk and a gut feeling, machine learning scientists are building a predictor tool to h...
08:46 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch John Oliver dives into the iPhone FBI encryption debate
 If you were hoping that John Oliver would do a deep dive on the iPhone encryption debate: good news. Today’s the day. Read More ...
08:15 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Alibaba-backed logistics firm Cainiao lands funding at a reported $7.7B valuation
 Cainiao, a three-year-old Alibaba-backed company specializing in logistics, has confirmed its maiden external funding round from Temasek Holdings and GIC in Singapore, Malaysia’s Khazanah ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Marley Spoon, the cook-at-home food delivery service, expands across U.S. with $17M Series B
 Marley Spoon, the cook-at-home food delivery service that competes with the likes of Gousto, Blue Apron, Plated, and Rocket Internet’s HelloFresh, has closed $17 million in Series B fundin...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Big data and the Death Star
 The Star Wars movies have captured the imaginations of everyone, from baby boomers through millennials on down to tots. It seems like everyone has been talking about the latest episode in this s...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Like player coaches, tech CTOs should know how to code
 They seem as anachronistic as helmetless hockey players, the no-dunking rule and bullpen carts. But the player-coach was once a familiar figure in pro sports. Bill Russell and Lenny Wilkens in t...
12:34 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Wherefor lets you search for vacations based on how much you want to spend
 As a travel enthusiast, it was a problem Ryan Wenger had often encountered; how can a person search for a flight and hotel based on the amount of money they want to spend rather than by destinat...
12:18 am GMT - Mon, March 14, 2016
Techcrunch Future Finance raises $171M to grow its student loan platform in Europe
 Future Finance—a startup based out of Dublin that provides loansto students using big data algorithms to asses theircredit-worthiness — is today announcing a largeround of funding of...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch How emerging tech can solve ad desensitization
 Advertising has lost sight of a very basic concept: The pleasure principle. In the “golden days,” the 1960s and 1970s, colorful creative in a full-page spread was enough to create bu...
10:48 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch Play your Steam first-person shooters in full virtual reality with MyDream Swift
 As the launch dates of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive virtual reality headsets approach, so does the release of a ton of awesome VR gaming content. To gamers with full Steam libraries however,...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch After the Satoshi Roundtable, is there a way to bridge the bitcoin divide?
 The opposing views of those advocating for preserving the current implementation of Bitcoin (Bitcoin Core), and those who believe that the block size needs to be increased immediately to overcom...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch The two misconceptions dominating the encryption debate
 When vulnerability is injected into technology used worldwide, it becomes everyone’s liability. Read More ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch Building a brand-new Internet
 We do not possess the ability to read the future, and yet we can predict with a high level of certainty that we will see more major cybersecurity incidents in 2016 and 2017. The world’s cy...
07:34 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales blasts deranged companies editing their own pages
In a chat with Guy Kawasaki at South by Southwest, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales spoke out about self-interested parties editing their own page on the Internet’s collaborated encyclopedia. &#...
06:39 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch NASA tests first rocket engine designed to send humans to Mars
 NASA has successfully tested their first RS-25 rocket engine for the agency’s next heavy lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), for 500 seconds. The SLS, which will use 4 RS-25 engine...
05:32 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch NowThis teams up with immigration lobby group FWD.us
 Video news startup NowThis is partnering with FWD.us, the immigration lobbying group backed by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech executives, to tackle one of the biggest issues in this year’s...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch Innovation center for black and Latina founders opens this summer in Atlanta
 digitalundivided, an organization geared toward advancing equity in tech, is opening an innovation center for black and Latina female founders in tech this summer. Located in downtown Atlanta, G...
03:35 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch Ulysses for iPhone makes me consider writing articles on my phone
 Ulysses is a Markdown text editor for small and big projects. It works quite well for anything between a blog post and a novel. And Ulysses is also the kind of apps we need on iOS. It's an ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch Why Apple is right to resist the FBI
 The FBI wants Apple to do something no private company has ever been forced to do: break its own technology. Specifically, the FBI wants Apple to build a new version of its mobile operating syst...
10:41 am GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch Defeated Go world champion beats DeepMind AI in penultimate match
 Machines 3, humans 1… That’s the current score in a five-match series being played out between DeepMind’s AlphaGo and human Go world champion, Lee Sedol. Read More ...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch How to train your human, part II: Products that make habits last
 In the first part of this series, we learned about designing products that use good triggers and motivators to get users like Joe to engage in healthy behaviors. Now, how can we ensure that thes...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, March 13, 2016
Techcrunch How new domains are building better brands
 New domain extensions have accumulated some pretty big numbers over the last couple of years. Collective registrations for the new GTLDs (generic top-level domains) have now surpassed 13 million...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 12, 2016
Techcrunch Driving the new American century
 The World Economic Forum, the Detroit Auto Show and CES all occurred recently, and each has driven a great deal of discussion around self-driving cars. The expectation is that within a decade we...
07:30 pm GMT - Sat, March 12, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix and the creation of global monoculture
 While internet connects us and unites us, it also has the potential to facilitate a kind of imperialism and monoculture. Read More ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 12, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Getting Better
 The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Daniel Ilkovich, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 11, 2016. The Gang joins the hybrid world of thi...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, March 12, 2016
Techcrunch How sex, drugs and rock n roll are creating the next big tech companies
 Fifty years ago, when someone heard the word ‘vice,’ they may have thought about the seven deadly sins: envy, wrath, lust, pride, sloth, pride and gluttony. Twenty years ago, they ma...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 12, 2016
Techcrunch Artificial intelligence and language
 The concept of artificial intelligence has been around for a long time. We’re all familiar with HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey, C-3PO from Star Wars and, more recently, Samantha from ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 12, 2016
Techcrunch Technology and the laws of power
 Is the tech industry partly responsible for the rise of Donald Trump? That’s what John Robb, who’s always worth reading, suggests in a series of recent posts, citing the great Nassim...
05:23 am GMT - Sat, March 12, 2016
Techcrunch Longtime VC Michael Goguen was just hit with an explosive lawsuit
 Michael Goguen, a longtime partner at Sequoia Capital who joined the tony Sand Hill Road firm roughly 20 years ago, has been named in an extraordinary breach of contract lawsuitthat accuses him ...
05:00 am GMT - Sat, March 12, 2016
Techcrunch 5 housing communities changing the way we live
 Living communities and the people who build them are unique, but they share many common threads: a mix of private and community spaces, a set of shared rules and a commitment to friendliness and...
02:28 am GMT - Sat, March 12, 2016
Techcrunch Astronaut Scott Kelly will retire from NASA next month
 After his nearly year-long mission on the International Space Station (ISS) and 20 years of service with NASA, Astronaut Scott Kelly will retire from the agency, effective April 1st. “This...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat has a secret team possibly building a pair of smart glasses
 Snapchat has been known for some bold (and perplexing) moves in regards to content features, attempting to revamp event marketing through Stories, redefine journalism through Discover and rethin...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch AI is closer than we know
 Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest subjects these days, and recent advances in technology make AI even closer to reality than most of us can imagine. The subject really got traction w...
10:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch DoorDash says its new service fee isnt really a new fee
 Consider this a public service announcement for DoorDash customers. In the coming weeks, you’re going to start seeing something new on your bills — a service fee. However, a spokespe...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Obama says We dont want government to look into everyones phones willy-nilly
 “I am way on civil liberties side of this thing” President Barack Obama said today regardingthe balance between privacy and security surrounding the FBI’s ongoing fight with Ap...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Obama: We dont want government to look into everyones phones willy-nilly
 Encryption with a backdoor accessible to very few in important situations is what President Barack Obama says he suspects is the answer to the digital privacy versus security debate. That contra...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch What Obama said about techs double-edged sword at SXSW
 “[Technology can] empower individuals to do things they could have never dreamed of before, but also empower folks who are very dangerous to spread dangerous messages” President Bara...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch What Obama said about encryption and techs double-edged sword at SXSW
 “[Technology can] empower individuals to do things they could have never dreamed of before, but also empower folks who are very dangerous to spread dangerous messages” President Bara...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch GenZe 2.0 electric scooter brings electric power to the people
 Mahindra, the India-based manufacturing giant, wants to offer more people the chance at a cleaner commute. The GenZe 2.0 electric scooter carries one person, a couple big bags of groceries, and ...
09:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch The New York Times acquires influencer marketing agency HelloSociety
 The New York Times is expanding its native ad studio with the acquisition of HelloSociety, a digital marketing agency owned by Science, Inc. Los Angeles-based Science both invest in startups and...
09:16 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.11.16
 Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Daniel Ilkovich, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today, Friday March 11 at 1pm PT. Our LIVE chat during th...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Obama address the tech community at SXSW live right here
 While most people think about hashtags, marketing stunts and SoLoMo when they hear about the Interactive part of SXSW in Austin, this year is going to be a bit different as President Barack Obam...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Instacart cutting wages for shoppers starting March 14
 Instacart, the $2 billion grocery delivery startup that recently announced an extended partnership with Whole Foods, has slashed pay for its drivers and shoppers in major markets like San Franci...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Riff wants to replace YouTube for TV show reaction videos
 YouTube is a beautifully weird world full of surprises. It turns out there’s a big community of TV show and movie reaction YouTubers out there. Some of them have hundreds of thousands of s...
06:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch White House draft policy wants federal agencies to find open source religion
 By now, the advantages of open source are there for all to see. When you give people access to the underlying code, good things happen. People find bugs and security holes. They make it better. ...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft targets Evernote users with software that makes it easy to switch to OneNote
 Microsoft today released a new tool that will make it easier for users of Evernote’s note-taking service to make the transition to rival application OneNote, a part of the Microsoft Office...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Your favorite accelerator programs, ranked
 For the fifth year in a row, biz school professors Yael Hochbergof Rice University and Susan Cohenof the University of Richmond have ranked the many accelerator programs now up and running in th...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 This week, Facebook made a selfie filter app acquisition, Google surprised us with the Android N preview, and we ate bugs. Yeah, seriously. Silicon Valley is eating bugs now. These are the tech ...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch NASAs next Mars mission scheduled for May 2018
 NASA announced that it will send its next lander to Mars, known as the InSightMars lander, in May of 2018. The mission was originally on schedule to launch later this month, but a technical issu...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Alexa can now pay your Capital One bill
 Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, embedded in devices like the Echo speaker and Fire TV, is today taking on a new role: she’s now a banking assistant, too. Capital One announced this...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch 4 factors that will jumpstart the Boston tech party revolution
 Boston’s tech scene should shake off its inferiority complex: The “Boston Tech Party” revolution is starting to unfold. After many years of under-the-radar growth and profitabl...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Kodak tries its hand at social with new Kodak Moments storytelling app
 The saying “Kodak Moment” is a holdover from another era where camera owners had to be thoughtful about which snapshots deserved to be taken, due to the limitations involved with run...
02:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials
 Back in 2013, Amazon acquired (and continued to operate) online math instruction company TenMarks to gain a foothold inthe online education space. Now it looks like Amazonis taking those learnin...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch GM buys self-driving car kit startup Cruise, plans to use tech to make driverless cars
 General Motors (GM) announced today it plans to snap up Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based startup making sensors that turn regular vehicles into ones that can drive themselves, for an und...
01:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Crowdsourced project aims to add text-to-speech to Wikipedia
 An open source project hopes to draw on crowdsourced contributions to make Wikipedia more accessible by adding text to speech synthesis that will enable users of the online encyclopedia to have ...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch New app Tagly bets on connecting consumers with brand content
 Tagly claims to be the first social platform dedicated to exclusively showcase content created by brands. Its goal is to allow users to discover, share, and collect the branded content they love...
09:43 am GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch U.S. Attorney General defends FBI case against Apple on Stephen Colberts show
 As the iPhone unlocking case becomes more heated, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch went on late night television to defend the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s stance. Read Mo...
02:44 am GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Watch how easy it is for someone to hack your iPhone
 With all the hoopla surrounding the FBI-Apple controversy, it may surprise you how easy it is to hack into an iPhone. In this video, Skycure CEO Adi Sharabani demonstrated how simple it was to a...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Ending patent wars will be a huge boon to the tech industry
 Because of these patent wars and patent trolls, technology companies are divesting huge resources to defend themselves rather than advancing their innovations. This is the equivalent of nuclear ...
01:25 am GMT - Fri, March 11, 2016
Techcrunch Sources: Indias Flipkart in talks to raise up to $1b, likely in a down round
 After years of raising hundreds of millions of dollars to tap into the burgeoning e-commerce market in India,one of the country’s biggest tech companies is facing a markdown in its valuati...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Justice Department rebuffs Apple, accuses company of corrosive rhetoric
 The war of words between Apple and the federal government relating to the San Bernardino case intensifiedtoday with the release of a 43-page document from the Justice Department that alleges, am...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Apple and the Justice Department enter the open hostilities phase of iPhone unlocking case
 A 43-page rebuttal from the Justice Department today characterized Apple’s earlier response to an iPhone unlocking request as ‘corrosive’. Shortly thereafter, an Apple press co...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch New law changes the liquidity game for tech company founders, workers and investors
 Late last year, Congress passed legislation that substantially improved the legal landscape for startups, early-stage companies and the stakeholders in the ecosystem. You might have read about, ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch HPEs Haven OnDemand developer platform hits commercial availability
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Haven OnDemandmachine learning-centric developer platform has been around since late 2014, but it’s only coming out of beta and becoming commercially ava...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch My Uber driver apparently moonlights as an underground electronics dealer
 Have you ever been riding in an Uber and become suddenly overtaken by the immediate need for a new Android tablet or a Dell Latitude E6420?Yeah, me neither. Read More ...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch SPLT brings ridesharing to you and your colleagues
 SPLT is bringing ridesharing to the corporate world. Instead of pairing you up with strangers who happen to be heading the same way, SPLT is targeted at large organizations to help ease the logi...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Wikipedias new iOS app focuses on discovery, personalization
 Wikipedia today launched an upgraded version of its iOS application aimed at helping users better discover content matching their own interests, including both articles and images. In addition, ...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Fred Wilson to rep New York at Disrupt NY in May
 Fred Wilson is a name that needs no introduction, but we’re going to do it anyway. TechCrunch is excited to announce that Fred Wilson will be speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, which...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Yext sees $88.8 million revenue, 48% growth for location data
 New York-based Yext, which helps businesses manage their listings for store locations, is announcing $88.8 million in revenue for its fiscal 2016 year. The company says this is a 48% increase fr...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Apple sends out invites for March 21 event, likely for new iPad and smaller iPhone
 Apple has just issued for its next press event on Apple Campus in Cupertino. The event is going to happen on March 21. As usual, Apple wrote a cryptic message on its invites. “Let us loop ...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch UK surveillance powers bill could force startups to bake in backdoors
 While the Apple vs FBI court battle has drawn all eyes to the question of what should be considered ‘reasonable assistance’ for companies to provide law enforcement agencies, over in...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch On-demand massage startup Soothe raises $35 million
 Soothe, the on-demand massage service, just closed a $35 million Series B round from its pre-existing investors. This brings its total funding to $47.7 million. This puts Soothe even further ahe...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Crowdsourced weather app, Sunshine, now lets users train it to their temperature tastes
 In a bid to stand out in the bustling weather app crowd, crowdsourced app Sunshine is adding a new personalization feature — giving users the ability to specify how hot or cold the weather...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Prosper Marketplace relaunches its BillGuard app under the Prosper brand
 ProsperMarketplace, the marketplace lender focused on refinancing and creditrehabilitation, has re-launched its BillGuardapp (acquired last September) under its own brand as Prosper Daily. With ...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch With SQL Server 2016, Microsoft focuses on speed, security and luring customers away from Oracle
 A few days ago, Microsoft shocked us when it announced that it would soon bring its SQL Server database to Linux. It’ll take until 2017 before SQL Server will be available on Linux, though...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Now you can get on the standby list with concert subscription service Jukely
 Here’s a simple-but-handy-sounding update to Jukely — a standby list. For those of you who haven’t tried it, Jukely offers access to an unlimited number of concerts for $25 per...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Cola launches its app for smarter, more interactive text messages
 Do you sometimes get the feeling that you’re having a looooooong text conversation to accomplish some fairly simple planning? I’ve certainly had tedious back-and-forths where I’...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Education Ventures backs learning assistant camera app Volley
 “This is so fast it feels like cheating” students tell Volley. The education startup’s app lets students point their phone’s camera at a textbook page or piece of homewor...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Vimeo unveils its next set of Originals, including its first-ever feature film and concert
 Vimeo is furtheringits investment in original programming, the company announced this morning with the unveiling of the video network’s second slate of programs and films. The new batch in...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch 3 pitfalls that can sink any crowdfunded hardware startup
 You might have noticed something puzzling if you’ve been keeping an eye on the crowdfunding space: A large number of seemingly promising crowdfunded hardware startups fail to deliver. The ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Built.io wants to challenge Drupal and WordPress with its headless CMS
 Built.iooffers a number of services for enterprises, including a mobile backend service and an integration platform. In addition, it also offers Contentstack, a headless content management servi...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Cities drive the maker movement
 Bringing back local industry to cities helps build strong local economies and strengthens our workforce. The maker movement is encouraging entrepreneurs to share ideas, and the city is the centr...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Up All Night gets you into concerts and exclusive events for $25 a month
 Up All Night, a startup aiming to give your nightlife a boost, is announcing that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding. More exciting than the amount of the funding is who’s involved: Gr...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Confide confidential messenger gets $1.6 million, launches premium message retraction
 Confide, the messaging platform that keeps everything confidential, has today announced the close of a $1.6 million extension to their seed round, bringing total funding to $3.6 million. Investo...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Guardian Circle crowdsources your safety
 In situations where you might not feel threatened enough to call the police, but where you do want to reach out to a friend and say ‘something’s not right here’, freshly launch...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Citymaps Updates App With A Slew Of New Features
 Citymaps, the curated mapmaking company, has updated its iOS and Android application. Read More ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Americans think most human jobs could be automated by 2065, finds Pew
 Humans are nothing if not contrary. Technology destroying jobs is something most Americans accept will happen within their lifetimes, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, just no...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube Gaming expands to new markets, improves its browsing and viewing experience on mobile
 YouTube Gaming, the video network’s dedicated application for streaming and recorded game videos, and competitor toAmazon-owned Twitch, this morning announced an expansion into several mor...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Instacart and Whole Foods confirm expanded relationship, plans for expansion
 Whole Foods and Instacart this morning confirmed the grocery chain’sextended, strategic relationship with same-daydelivery service and announced plans to expand into several new markets ov...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Nest adds family accounts to make its smart thermostat more convenient (and smarter)
 Nest announced two new features designed to make its smart thermostats more convenient for families, and smarter, too. Read More ...
01:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Pixar-esque Penrose Studios raises $8.5M, VRs biggest seed round
 When a new medium arises, so too do new brands hoping to stake a claim on the frontier. Penrose Studios wants to be the Pixar of VR, telling heartfelt stories in immersive worlds. And now it has...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce-Microsoft love grows with SalesforceIQ-Outlook integration
 Salesforce announced today that its SalesforceIQ intelligence product now integrates with Microsoft Outlook, which happens to be the most usedbusiness email program on the planet with over 400 m...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Contract management software maker Icertis raises $15M Series B
 Icertis, which develops cloud-based software that helps large companies manage contracts, has raised a $15 million Series B led by Ignition Partners. Read More ...
11:41 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch WeTransfer Acquires Present Plus To Boost Its Product And Design Teams
 WeTransfer, the quirky Amsterdam-based startupthat competes with the likes of Dropbox and Box in the business of sharing large files between users online, has made its first acquisition. Today t...
11:04 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Messaging app Line now lets you host group calls with up to 200 friends
 Ever wanted to video chat with more than one friend at a time? Well, today you might be in luck as mobile messaging service Line has added support for multiple person video calls. Read More ...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Tableau scores advanced database tech with acquisition of German startup HyPer
 Tableau announced today that it has acquiredHyPer,an early-stageGerman startupborn in academia that hasdeveloped an advanced database technology. Tableau intends to incorporate the technology in...
08:43 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Alibaba secures $3B loan to finance more investments and acquisitions
 It looks like Alibaba is in the mood for more acquisitions. The company’s recent investment spree — which includes the ongoing $3.5 billion purchase of Youku Tudou and new stakes in ...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Opera adds a built-in ad blocker to its desktop browser
 There has been a lot of talk about mobile ad blocking lately, but on the desktop, this is an old phenomenon. Until now, however,desktop ad blocking was all about plugins. But Operais about to ch...
06:16 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Sonos will layoff employees as it adapts to changes in the music industry
 In a blog post, the CEO of speaker and home audio maker Sonos said the company will layoff employees as it adjusts to changes in the music industry by focusing on paid streaming services and voi...
05:51 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Indias Ola shutters its on-demand food and grocery ordering services
 Ola, the homegrown company rivaling Uber in India, has closed its food and grocery ordering services one year after launching them. Read More ...
05:15 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon leases 20 Boeing jets to speed up deliveries
 Amazon’s logistics arm is taking a big step forward by leasing a fleet of Boeing 767s that will ship packages to customers in North America. Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), an air car...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Lets actually make America great again
 As the Internet and global commerce speed the flow of information, and as products and services for American consumers can be built in and delivered from just about any country in the world, the...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Editas biotech stock drops by 26% over CRISPR patent dispute
 Gene editing outfit Editashas been one of the most successful tech IPO’s of 2016 so far with shares skyrocketing up 130 percent shortly after the company’s public debut. But the stoc...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, March 10, 2016
Techcrunch Editas biotech stock drops by 26 percent over CRISPR patent dispute
 Gene editing outfit Editashas been one of the most successful tech IPOs of 2016 so far, with shares skyrocketing up 130 percent shortly after the company’s public debut. But the stock has ...
10:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Bullish: Curation and filter bubbles with Product Hunts Ryan Hoover
After years of tweeting back and forth with Product Hunt Founder Ryan Hoover, I finally met him IRL when he came in to talk about curation with me for Bullish.“In a world where we’re havin...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook 360 content finds a new virtual home on Oculus Video
 Zuck announcedlast month that Facebook would be bringing the company’s 360 dynamic streaming to Gear VR to improve experiences. Now, the company is giving users a crazy amount of personali...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Square beats its fourth-quarter revenue expectations
 Square, which has been on a bit of a run lately, posted a quarter where it beat revenue estimates and saw its shares pop slightly after it reported its fourth-quarter earnings. This was Square&#...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Box soars 13% on earnings release
 Cloud storage company Box reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday, sending the stock up 13% in after-hours trading. Better-than-expected results brought the stockslightly ab...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Box soars 13 percent on earnings release
 Cloud storage company Box reported fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday, sending the stock up 13 percent in after-hours trading. Better-than-expected results brought the stockslig...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Box soars 13 percent on earnings beat
 Cloud storage company Box reported fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday, sending the stock up 13 percent in after-hours trading. Better-than-expected results brought the stockslig...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus announces new social features to help personalize VR experiences
 If Oculus has its way, the virtual reality space may grow to be the next major social space for far-flung friends to dive in and hang out. Starting tomorrow, users on the Gear VR platform will b...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Heres a video of the least interesting self-driving car accident ever
 Back on February 14th, Google’s self-driving car had its first fenderbender to occur while the car’s AI was in control. The Associated Press managed to get footage of the accident fr...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Stowaway Cosmetics Chelsa Crowley on her right size makeup empire
 Stowaway Cosmetics is a startup taking on the $60 billion makeup industry by selling pint-sized lipsticks, blushes and foundations direct to consumers. Chelsa Crowley and her co-founder Julie Fr...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch SXSW goes apeshit for on-demand startups
 It’s a tough world out there for on-demand startups — confusion around the W2 vs. 1099 conversation, tough margins, and customer service are but a few of the initial obstacles for th...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Finding financial health in the gig economy
 So, you’re cruising down the highway with your latest fare, making money whenever you choose to turn on your engine. But that 1099 economy you’re so fond of should come with a warnin...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Nom.com, a foodie-focused live video network from YouTubes Steve Chen, Launches With $4.7M
 We’ve heard relatively little from Steve Chen since he joined Google Ventures afterparting ways with Chad Hurley, his co-founder at YouTube and more recently Avos. It turns out that alongs...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Julie Desk, the email-based virtual assistant that helps you schedule meetings, picks up 600K funding
 Julie Desk, the French startup that’s developed a ‘virtual assistant’ to automate the email back-and-forth typically associated with scheduling meetings and appointments, has p...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Google now gives verified profiles, early access to new features to some Collections and Communities users
 A few months ago, Google pivoted Google+ away frombeing a basic social network and put a focus on content curationinstead.To reward the mostinteresting and active users on its service, Google to...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Google joins the Open Compute Project
 Google today announced that it is joining the Open Compute Project(OCP), a five-year-old project founded by Facebook and a number of other companies that aims to drive IT infrastructure developm...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Cisco bringing advanced search to Spark platform with Synata acquisition
 Cisco announced it haspurchased Synata, a search startup that allows users to search across on-premise or cloud repositoriessimultaneously. Cisco plans to integrate the Synata technology into it...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Google surprises with early preview of Android N
 Google unexpectedly launched the Android N Developer Preview today. And to make things even easier for developers — and adventurous users — the preview is available as an over-the-ai...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter updates Moments for better mobile browsing by sending users to AMP-powered pages
 Twitter Moments,the feature that’s meant to highlight the best of Twitter in a more magazine-like format, has so far failed to incite further user growth, as was initially hoped. But the c...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch MIT develops a new technique to load webpages faster
 Webpage bloat is a growing problem. So no surprise techniques to speed page load times have often focused on data compression to try to shrink the number of milliseconds it takes for a website t...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Mucker Capital closes on $45 million for an early-stage LA-based fund
 Santa Monica-based Mucker Capital has raised $45 million for its third fund, Mucker III. The Silicon Beach firm said that it will continue to invest in software and services startups and continu...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Lightspeed Venture Partners Raises $1.2 Billion
 Lightspeed Venture Partners, the 16-year-old, Menlo Park, Ca.-based early-stage venture firm, has raised two new funds totaling $1.2 billion, according to two new SEC filings. One filing, for th...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Zubie makes your car a part of the Internet of Things
 It seems like I talk about connected cars and V2X and autonomous vehicles like it’s my job. Probably because it is. But like a lot of people, I do not yet own a car that’s connected ...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Zubie makes your car part of the Internet of Things
 It seems like I talk about connected cars and V2X and autonomous vehicles like it’s my job. Probably because it is. But like a lot of people, I do not yet own a car that’s connected ...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook acquires video filter app Msqrd to square up to Snapchat
 Snapchat bought Looksery to supercharge its animated selfie filters, and now Facebook has made an image filtering acquisition of its own to keep up the messaging pace. Today, the company confirm...
04:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch NewCo raises new funding led by True Ventures
 NewCo, a nearly four-year-old, San Francisco-based company that produces city-like festivalsthat acquaint attendees with local businesses, has raised roughly $4.3 million in fresh funding, shows...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram kills newly launched Being app, which saw 50K downloads its first week
 In case there was any doubt where Instagram was drawing the line when it cameto its shutdown of third-party feed reading apps, it appears that its decision to revoke API access doesn’t jus...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Transforming how retail banking works
 Mobile is changing how people work, travel, read, communicate, shop and many other lifestyle behaviors. In the Internet Trends 2015 report by KPCB, mobile engagement is better than ever, with th...
03:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Fresco News teams with FOX to bring citizen journalism to local newsrooms around the U.S.
 Crowdsourced journalism startupFresco Newshas just scored a notable partnership which will bring photo and video footage shot by ordinary citizens to several local Fox newsrooms around the U.S. ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Citymaps Offers Downloadable Offline Maps
 Citymaps, the curated mapmaking company, has updated its iOS and Android application to include a downloadable option so users can access maps offline. Read More ...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Proxama partners with Google on MyStop, beacon-based transport alerts from your Chrome app
 Google has been working for a while nowon ways to bring more Bluetooth beacon projects into its ecosystem, including the launch of itsEddystone open beacon formatand its concept of the“app...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch iOS growth slowed in China in the three months ending January 2016, says Kantar
 The rate of growth of Apple’s iOS in urban China slowed in the three months ending January 2016, according to the latest data from smartphone market watcher KantarWorldpanel. Read More ...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Lite, now Facebooks fastest-growing app, reaches 100M monthly users
 Facebook Lite, Facebook stripped down version of its service for Android, just past the notable landmark of 100 million monthly active users and became the social network’s fastest growing...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Made-to-measure menswear maker Indochino raises $30M as it eyes the wedding market
 Indochino is following up on the recent appointment of a new CEO with a big new round of funding. The company, which allows you to purchase made-to-measure menswear on its website and in physica...
12:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Intel gets unique 3D video tech with Replay Technologies acquisition
 Intel announced over nightin a company blog postthat it has purchased Israeli company Replay Technologies. The company provides an unusual 3D video renderingcapability it calls“free dimens...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Y Combinator-backed Kisan Network is transforming the rural Indian agricultural market
 Late at night at a schoolhouse in a village in rural India, a team of young men are pitching Indian farmers on a mobileservice offeringthem a new way to sell their produce. The pitch is for the ...
10:37 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Nasscom Foundation gets $4.78M from the Gates Foundation to support tech programs in Indian public libraries
 Public libraries are often overlooked, but they can be just as essential as tech companies to making sure the Internet is accessible to all. India’s Nasscom Foundation, which wants to impr...
09:31 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix
 iFlix, the video streaming service rivaling Netflix in Southeast Asia, has landed $45 million in fresh funding from UK broadcaster Sky. Read More ...
09:30 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Are payments necessary?
 For years, payments has been one of the hottest areas in fintech for several years, and everyone has been lining up to join the party.Now, hands free innovations from companies like Google and P...
09:11 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch SeeDoc launches in India to provide affordable primary healthcare by video
 Finding affordable primary medical care can be a headache for people in India. SeeDoc is one of the newest companies using technology to solve that problem. Based in New Delhi, its mobile app co...
09:07 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Googles DeepMind chalks up AI landmark after beating Go world champion Lee Sedol
 There’s a notable moment in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) today, after DeepMind — the London-based company from Google — used its technology to defeat Go worl...
06:50 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Googles new Destinations feature lets you plan trips right from its search engine on mobile
 Google is making it easier than ever to plan a trip or vacation with a new feature that lets you look up destinations, complete with flight and hotels prices, right from its search engine on a m...
05:55 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Skype is killing its smart TV app
 Skype, the Microsoft-owned video calling service, has quietly announced that it will no longer offer an app for smart TVs from June. Read More ...
05:41 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch How the tiny startup Phantom Cyber scored big at RSA
 According to 451 Research, over 100 new security startups are formed each year. Add that to ~1300 existing security vendors that are shouting each other out in the marketplace. What you have is ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch New rules for hiring executive candidates
 When Polyvore CEO Jess Lee was looking for a CFO, she found everything she wanted in Cheryl Dalrymple: incredible experience, shared values about how to run a company and immediate personal rapp...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, March 9, 2016
Techcrunch Google ordered to hand over names of fake reviewers in Dutch court case
 Fake reviews have been an occasional and frustrating by-product on sites like Google, Yelp and Amazon for years. But a recentcase in the Netherlands highlights howone companyaffected by themfoug...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Meet Tovala, a smart oven that aims to perfectly cook ready-made meals in under 30 minutes
 Tovala is a new startup out of Y Combinator that came up with what they hope to be a less expensive alternative to professional combination ovens. The Tovala is a smart oven that can bake, boil ...
10:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Spot launches to to help users share recommendations on local gems and travel tips
 Spot, a startup that says it can help you find “the best places in the world,” is launching to the public. The company emerged from “startup studio” Expa.It’s also ...
10:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Spot launches to help users share recommendations on local gems and travel tips
 Spot, a startup that says it can help you find “the best places in the world,” is launching to the public. The company emerged from “startup studio” Expa. It’s...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch The future of work is 5 billion people looking for a good job
 Imagine a much better world — the people-centered economy — where three billion workers have jobs tailored to fit their unique sets of skills, talents, passions, where they work with...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch The future of work is 5 billion customers looking for a good job
 Imagine a much better world — the people-centered economy — where three billion workers have jobs tailored to fit their unique sets of skills, talents, passions, where they work with...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Gigwell rescues concert bookers from PDF hell
 It’s dumbfounding how an industry as huge as live music still relies on a patchwork of backwards, outdated technologies. Word document offer letters, PDF riders, endless back-and-forth ema...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the 25 startups that pitched at Entrepreneur Firsts latest Demo Day
 By all accounts, the London startup scene was abuzz with Entrepreneur First‘s latest Demo Day today, as 25 startups — up from 9! — took to the stage to pitch their wares. The s...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch 21 Women Disrupting Tech
 Happy International Women’s Day.This year, the theme is “Pledge For Parity,” meaning committing to achieving equality around status and pay. Last year, the World Economic Forum...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Google is using machine learning to teach robots how to grasp random objects
 Using your hand to grasp a pen that’s lying on your desk doesn’t exactly feel like a chore, but for robots, that’s still a really hard thing to do. So to teach robots how to be...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Controversial people-rating app Peeple goes live, has a plan to profit from users negative reviews
 Peeple, the controversialpeople-rating application that lets its usersrate and review anyone, is not a hoaxor vaporware, as many suspected following the media backlash surrounding the unveiling ...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch The worlds top VR director Chris Milk will wow us at Disrupt NY
 New mediums mint new rock stars, and for virtual reality it’s Chris Milk. From surreal dreamscapes to #BlackLivesMatter protests to Jordanian refugee camps, he’s created some of most...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch For less than $1,000 you can now pull up your entire genome on your smartphone
 Veritas Genetics was one of the first companies to sequence the entire human genome forless than$1,000 in 2015. It’s now taken that technology a step further by delivering the results of y...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Olive branches, rubrics and the state of faster payments in the U.S.
 The nation relies on systemically important market infrastructures. As you may have guessed, these engines of economy are designed to resist change. That’s not a bad thing. A certain amoun...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Come meet our writers at TechCrunchs SXSW party and panels
 Don’t just drunkenly wander around SXSW. Meet amazing people and catch an unforgettable concert at TechCrunch’s SXSW party. Between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday March 12, join...
06:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch littleBits new STEAM kit for students emphasizes invention
 We are big fans of littleBits here at TechCrunch. The company, which raised $44.2 million last year, offers a number of different sets that teach kids (and grown-ups) about programming and elect...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest opens up its ads manager tools to smaller and medium-sized businesses
 Pinterest today is releasing a set of new advertising management tools that were previously unavailable for smaller businesses as its portfolio of advertising products — and revenue potent...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Google renames its satellite startup, Skybox Imaging, to Terra Bella and adds focus on image analysis
 Google today announced that it is renaming Skybox Imaging, the satellite startup it acquired in 2014, to Terra Bella. More than just a name change, though, the company says this switch is also a...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Subleases spike in number as SF startups downsize
 In January, office rents in San Francisco eclipsed those of New York to become the most expensive in the country. Two months later, there are signs the San Francisco may not maintain its dubious...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Following YouTube Red, video subscription service Vessel goes ad-free for paying subscribers
 Vessel, thevideo subscription startupheadedby former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, announced this weekthat it’s moving in a new direction in terms of the advertising displayed on itsservice. In a ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Share ALL your photos with Shorts, Highlights pivot to voyeurism
 No one else ever sees most of your camera roll. But if you’re brave enough, your close friends might enjoy seeing every photo, video, and screenshot, not just the best ones. So call it cre...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Atlassian releases its first diversity report, shows the company is mostly white and male
 Atlassian, the enterprise software company behind HipChat and JIRA that went publicback in December,just released its first-ever diversity report. There’s really nothing surprising nor com...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Lookouts new Apple Watch app will help you find your lost iPhone
 Mobile security firm Lookout has introduced today what may be one of the more practical applications for Apple Watch. Its new smartwatch app will help you to not lose your phone, by alerting you...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Employee health startup Yomp is acquired by Reward Gateway
London-based health startup Yomp, which raised $315,000 (200,000) from five angel investors last year, set out to be a heath and wellness platform which ‘gamified’ company employees into h...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch The land that kills its tinkers
 “The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppres...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon debuts its first live show that lets you shop while you watch
 Amazon’s foray into fashion continues today with the launch of what will be the company’s first daily live show, called Style Code Live, which will feature fashion and beauty tips an...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Playbuzz makes it easier to skip the boring parts with Video Snaps
 Tired of watching (relatively) lengthyonline videos when there’s only 10, 30 or 60 seconds that you really care about? Well, viral publisher and publishing toolmaker Playbuzz has a solutio...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Entrepreneur First bags the Moonfruit founders as GPs in its new $56M fund
 As well as its biggest ever Demo Day, Entrepreneur First, the UK accelerator which has designs on becoming the ‘Y Combinator of Europe’ today added former serial entrepreneurs Wendy ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Solar Financing Platform Wunder Raises $3.6 Million
 Wunder Capital, a provider of solar financing for medium-sized businesses, has raised $3.6 million in a new round of financing. In all, the company has raised $4.7 million from Techstars Venture...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Solar financing platform Wunder raises $3.6M
 Wunder Capital, a provider of solar financing for medium-sized businesses, has raised $3.6 million in a new round of financing. The company has raised $4.7 million from Techstars Ventures, Fenwa...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft joins the open-source Eclipse Foundation
 Microsoft today announced that it is joining the Eclipse Foundation — the open source group that’s probably best known for its Eclipse IDE, but which also offers a number of other de...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Please welcome Lora Kolodny, Stefan Etienne, Signe Brewster and Kristen Hall-Geisler to TechCrunch
 It’s a new year and we have some fresh faces for TechCrunch — faces whose interests run the gamut from robotics to venture to gadgets and photography to science to transportation and...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Truecaller is phasing out Truedialer, will merge features into its flagship app
 Last year we reported that Truecaller — the popular, smart phonebook app and startup —was looking to raise $100 millionat a $1 billion valuation. But while therehas been nodevelopmen...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Zenstores scores 400K to help online sellers ship
 Always be shipping: Hot on the heels of Zeeqo acquiring London-based delivery startup ParcelBright, another company helping online sellers ship their wares has picked up funding. Read More ...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Will Uber save e-commerce in Mexico?
 Mexico is one of Uber’s largest and most profitable markets. Read More ...
02:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Pandora raises its social media game with AMPcast, DIY audio messaging for artists
 While Spotify is acquiring startupsexpandits messaging and social features, Pandora is also raisingits game in the artist-to-fancommunicationssphere for musicians to better target Pandora’...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch The Panoporter gives you a 360-degree view of your world
 As we approach the inevitable rise of VR we’re going to need some better cameras. The $109 Panoporter might be just the thing. This 1080p device features a single camera and a clever lens ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Heres the future of augmented reality, according to indie science fiction film Creative Control
 The first generation of Google Glass may have fizzled out, but the idea of a headset that connects you to the online world is still kind of sexy (and maybe a little unsettling), as shownby this ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Spotinst, which helps you buy AWS spot instances, raises $2m Series A
 Spot instances on AWS can help you save quite a bit of money over paying for a regular virtual machine on EC2. In return, though, these machines may shut down at any time when demand for regular...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch The thing about cycles
 The Internet is awash with gloom-and-doom predictions about the death of many unicorns, a down market for investing in startups, falling public company multiples and a massive disconnect between...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
 Their feature sets don’t necessarily speak to a grandiose vision from Samsung regarding the company’s future. They don’t offer solutions to problems users weren’t awareth...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Samsungs Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are the phones weve craved
 Their feature sets don’t necessarily speak to a grandiose vision from Samsung regarding the company’s future. They don’t offer solutions to problems users weren’t awareth...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Pay for gas on ExxonMobil app with Apple Pay
 You can now use Apple Pay to buy gas at 6,000 ExxonMobil locations across the U.S. The transactions can be made through the free Speedpass app, meaning that customers won’t have to get out...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Seoul-based Polaris Office launches its enterprise productivity suite in the U.S.
 Seoul-based Polaris Office is launching its cloud-based software suite in the United States with the very ambitious goal (some might say quixotic) of challenging Microsoft Office and Google for ...
12:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Square launches payments in Australia, its first country expansion in nearly three years
 It’s been almost two years since Square expanded its mobile payments service into a new country — it most recently hit Japan, its first foray outside of North America, in May 2013 &#...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch UK spy chief calls for tech sector co-operation to combat abuse of encryption
 The director of UK spy agency, GCHQ, has urged closer co-operation between governments and the tech sector to end what he dubbed the “abuse of encryption”, describing it as a “...
11:53 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch 500 Startups latest move in Asia is a $10M micro-fund in Vietnam
 500 Startups is continuing its efforts to tap on Asia’s fast-growing startup scene after the U.S.-headquartered VC firm announced a $10 million fund in Vietnam. Read More ...
11:52 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch UKs Atom Bank makes first acquisition, Grasp, to hone its youth-focused user experience
 A day after Finnish oline bank Holvi got acquired by BBVA, here comes yet more consolidation in Europe’s fintech landscape. Today, Atom Bank — a still stealth, online-only startup, c...
10:59 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Veeqo acquires London-based parcel delivery startup ParcelBright
 Veeqo, the Wales-headquartered company that offers e-commerce inventory software, has acquired London-based parcel delivery startup ParcelBright to bolster its shipping features. Terms of the de...
08:16 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Google in talks with telecoms to pilot Project Loon in India
 Google is currently talking with several Indian telecoms to help launch Project Loon, which uses balloons instead of cellular towers to provide affordable Internet access in remote areas. Accord...
08:12 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Alibabas Ant Financial raising new funding at $60B valuation ahead of IPO
 Ant Financial, the Alibaba affiliate that manages hugely popular payments service Alipay, is raising a new round of financing that could value the company as high as $60 billion ahead of a much-...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Skype can now translate spoken Arabic in real time
 Microsoft’s Skype introduced launched its real-time translation feature out of beta about half a year ago and today it is adding Arabic — and more specifically, Modern Standard Arabi...
06:48 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Justice Department appeals pro-Apple decision in New York iPhone case
 Authorities in New York have taken the first step to appealing a judge’s ruling last month that denied a request for information held on an iPhone. Read More ...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Hero unveils a new home gadget to help you track and dispense pills
 A New York City startup called Heroplans to replace those plasticpill organizerswith a high-tech home appliance.As demonstrated for me by the Hero team, it’s easy to load your medicines, v...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Social media analytics service Crimson Hexagon raises $20M
 Crimson Hexagon is announcing that it has raised $20 million in additional equity funding. Founded in 2007, the Boston-headquartered company helps brands and ad agencies track conversations acro...
01:47 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Run away from reality with the Virtuix Omni
 I was in a place where the only thing constraining me in virtual realitywas my couch potato bod and a crippling realization that footage of me using it would live forever on the web. This is lif...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Combating the cybersecurity job crunch
 There is a looming crisis in information security that will necessitate that businesses change how they manage their security efforts. While there will always be new attacks and methodologies wi...
12:26 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Trumpty Dumpty
 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, March 5, 2016. The Gang goes full tilt boogie on the Republican race to th...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, March 8, 2016
Techcrunch Virginias governor just signed the nations first daily fantasy sports law
 Virginia GovernorTerry McAuliffe just signed into law the “Fantasy Contests Act,” which is a legal frameworkfor fantasy sports providers that operate in the state. The bill, which wa...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Pandora Should Revive Rdio As Pay-For-What-You-Want Streaming
 Music listeners are cheapskates. Few will pay Spotify or Apple $10 a month even to stream almost every song ever. Meanwhile, radio services Pandora hardly scrape by on the meager ad rates after ...
09:19 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft is bringing SQL Server to Linux
 SQL Server, Microsoft’s flagship relational database product, is nowavailable on Linuxin the form of an early private preview, with a full launch planned for mid-2017. Until now, SQL Serve...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Prompt debuts a command line for the real world
 In a world suffering from app overload, the Y Combinator-backed startup Prompt introduces a different way to interact with services, make purchases, or even control “Internet of ThingsR...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch 4Chan founder Chris Poole will try to fix social at Google
 Google never “got” social. For all the resources thrown at it, Google+ just never quite felt human. But luckily Google just hired the guy behind 4Chan — a site that epitomized ...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Google Photos adds support for Live Photos on iOS
 Google Photos, the service that allows you to back up, organize and search across all your photos and videos, has just rolled out a notable update on iOS. The iPhone and iPad application now sup...
08:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Enflux, a smart body-tracking workout outfit, launches on Kickstarter
 There’s a new body-tracking workout outfit that looks to compete with the likes of Athos and other workout-tracking sensors that’s launching on Kickstarter today. Enflux, a Y Combina...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch The long road ahead: Obamas cybersecurity action is a step toward change
 President Obama’s recent announcement of the creation of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) made waves across government and tech audiences, as it proposed a $19 billion budget ...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Survey says 25 percent of smartphone owners have downloaded ad blockers
 Mobile marketing company Tuneis releasing a new report, where24.6 percent of survey respondents said that they’d downloaded an ad-blocking app or browser.The company says it surveyed nearl...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Agency Geek launches with a new way to find branding, marketing and PR help
 Agency Geek has launched a new online service that purports to algorithmically match service agencies with prospective clients (basically they have a search tool for small businesses to find the...
06:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz backs rapper Ryan Leslies SMS commerce startup Superphone
 Ryan Leslie gave every fan his phone number. It’s (915) 600-6978. But instead of a million unwanted phone calls, it’s making him money and giving him deeper intelligence about his li...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Lyft follows Uber in opening up its API to third-party developers, starting with Facebook Messenger
 Lyft is now allowing third-party developers to build on its platform, starting with Facebook Messenger today.Uber opened its API to third-party developers more than 18 months ago,announcing a pa...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon settles with FCC over supercookie ad targeting, will pay $1.35M fine
 The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it has reached an agreement with Verizon Wireless.The FCC says it’s been investigating Verizon’s use of Unique Identifier H...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch You can now sign up for Googles Project Fi cell service without an invite
 You can now sign up forProject Fi, Google’s first foray into offering its owncell phone service,without an invite. The service, which launched ten months ago, was an invite-only project un...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Dodocases SmartVR is an ultra-portable Cardboard viewer thats actually durable
 Within the next month, a pair of the most highly hypedVR headsetsare getting ready to launch. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are both expensive, powerful pieces of hardware that will likely see ad...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch UpLabs thinks designers and developers should hang out more
 UpLabs is a community-powered marketplacethat letsdesigners and developers share ready-to-ship UI resources — like login boxes and payment forms— to build apps and sites.Originally f...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch You can now use Skype from OneDrive and Office Online
 Skype announced today further integrations into Microsoft’s suite of online tools, with news that access to the communications app is now available while working in Office Online and OneDr...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook gives Messenger a Material Design makeover on Android
 Confirming reports from earlier this year, which spoke of a forthcoming revamp of the Facebook Messenger application for Android devices, Facebook today began rolling out a new, Material Design-...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch This startup just got $4 million to get you to eat more bugs
 Gross? Well, that gross idea just pulled in a $4 million Series A round from AccellFoods, existing investor Collaborative Fund and a bunch of angels including Nas and Tim Ferriss. The team behin...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?
 This year, more money will be spent on political ads – $11.4 billion – than ever before. According to Borrell Associates around $1 billion of that will be spent on digital media, and...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple loses e-books price-fixing appeal in U.S. Supreme Court
 Apple looks to have come to the end of the road in a long running legal saga involving allegations of an e-books price inflating conspiracy. Read More ...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Investments in VR/AR have already hit $1.1 billion in 2016
 Augmented reality and virtual reality have been the subject of a lot of hype from proponentswho advocate its inevitability as a mainstream platform. With over $1.1 billion invested in the space ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Why TechHire needs to continue with the next U.S. president
 We’re now a year into the White House’s TechHire initiative to help more Americans qualify for better, higher-paying tech jobs regardless of their pedigree. The verdict so far? TechH...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch World first: Watch the live stream of pitches from inside a Royal Palace today
 A couple of years ago The Duke Of Yorkin England launched his [email protected] events which have become a regular, and respected fixture in the London startup scene. Today, for the first time ever, ...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple has shut down the first fully-functional Mac OS X ransomware
 Apple has shut down what appears to have beenthe first, fully-functional ransomware targeting Mac computers. This particular form of cyber threat involves malware that encrypts the data on your ...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Fear and loathing at RSA Hacking, security and the limits of protection
 People are trying to steal your credentials or trick you into giving them important information. They are exploiting unpatched operating systems, locating security holes in applications and hack...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Fear and loathing at RSA: Hacking, security and the limits of protection
 People are trying to steal your credentials or trick you into giving them important information. They are exploiting unpatched operating systems, locating security holes in applications and hack...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Startup Turkey, in its 8th year, reveals a vibrant Turkish startup ecosystem
 In its eighth year, Startup Turkey, a gathering of 600, is one of the country’s premier startup events. Read More ...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Score a drink a day with Hooch, a subscription-based cocktail app
 Hooch, which just launched in LA, is a subscription-based app that gives its members one cocktail every day for just $9.99 per month.Yes, we’re being serious. For less than the price of on...
02:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Staff Finder, the on-demand marketplace for temporary staff, bags 20M from One Peak and Goldman Sachs
 Staff Finder, the European on-demand marketplace for temporary staffing, has closed a funding round led by One Peak Partners and Goldman Sachs Private Capital. Terms of the investment isn’...
02:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch SoundCloud hires its first revenue chief, NBCUs Alison Moore
 SoundCloud — the audio streaming startup approaching200 million users whose catalogue is based around user-generated content — has struggledwithmounting lossesandlabel licensing, whi...
12:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Property Partner lands 15.9M to scale up real estate crowdfunding platform
 In any conversation I have about London’s fintech space, property crowdfunding platform Property Partner is almost certain to come up. The startup which lets you invest from as little as 5...
12:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch BBVA continues its fintech acquisition run, buys Holvi, an online-only business bank
 Spanish banking giant BBVA has madeanother M&A playas it looks for a bigger role in the next generation of financial services: today the company has announced the acquisition of Holvi, an on...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch King of SaaS, Tom Tunguz on the perfect time for investing and the impact of late stage investors
 Last week following volatility in global stock markets, I had the opportunity to check in with Tom Tunguz to discuss macro-economics and the public markets and explore the wider implications of ...
11:20 am GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple vs FBI: Lavabit warns FBIs extraordinary action may drive US businesses offshore
 Lavabit, the former encrypted email provider that shut down its service in 2013 after the FBI demanded its encryption keys, has filed an amicus brief in support of Apple in its legal battle with...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Separating fact from fiction at Disrupt, with Josh Kopelman, Andy Weissman, and Chris Douvos
 When a market turns, everyone get socked to a certain degree. Atour upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt conference, we’ll be sitting down with three pros on the front lines of a suddenly slowingte...
07:08 am GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Ray Tomlinson, the man who put the @ in email, passes away aged 74
 Ray Tomlinson, one of the men who pioneered email, has passed away at the age of 74, according to reports in Australia. Read More ...
04:05 am GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch GetLinks raises $500K to connect tech talent with employers in Southeast Asia
 GetLinks, a Bangkok-based startup focused on helping tech companies find and hire top talent, has closed a $500,000 seed round. Read More ...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch The new workforce: Aligning jobs and skills in the age of tech disruption
 There is a rising tide of concern in the U.S. This concern has always been front and center in Silicon Valley. It centers around the shortage of skilled IT workers and the threats modern technol...
03:24 am GMT - Mon, March 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple head of software engineering says FBIs demands compromise the safety of all iOS users
 Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering (and one of its most popular WWDC presenters) says the FBI’s demands on the company will make all iOS users mor...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 6, 2016
Techcrunch Process as code: Security ops orchestration for a brave new world
 Cybercrime is an enormous problem — a nemesis of the federal government, America’s biggest corporations and tens of millions of individuals. But there is now legitimate hope that a b...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 6, 2016
Techcrunch The broken world of mobile payments and how to fix it
 It’s being predicted that by the end of this year, mobile payment transactions in the U.S. will grow 210 percent. Despite this impressive gain, it turns out that not everyone is taking adv...
04:56 pm GMT - Sun, March 6, 2016
Techcrunch Autodesk CEO Carl Bass On Investing In The Future
 A year ago, the design-focused software firm Autodesk announced it would stop selling its standalone perpetual licenses of its desktop software, and early last month, it began implementing that ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 6, 2016
Techcrunch Cognitive correction and creating better human-to-machine interaction
 The lifetime of the computer has been marked by an ongoing struggle to communicate with the machine. When two human conversational participants come from different languages, true communication ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 6, 2016
Techcrunch Theres more to early-stage funding than VC money
 Good companies will always get funded. If that’s your company, it’s important to make sure you have the resources to keep it alive long enough to get funded. Murmurs of a looming dow...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, March 6, 2016
Techcrunch Can you take the Internet out of the Internet of Things?
 The Internet of Things and the Internet might seem inextricably linked, but, increasingly, there are questions centered around how IoT devices should work with one another — and what happe...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch 3 signs youll soon be attending a coding bootcamp at your college
 It all started as an alternative to the traditional college education. Now they’ve caught the eyes of deans across the country. Coding bootcamps have been a trending topic in higher educat...
06:38 pm GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.05.16
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today, Saturday March 5th, at 10:30amPT/1:30pmET. Our LIVE chat during the show...
06:38 pm GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.05.16
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today. Our LIVE chat during the show broadcast Gillmor Gang o...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch Oh, the places you can go with Google Street View
 Google Street View uses in-house data-capturing tech that lets you see the world from the comfort of your own device. GSV allows us to see not only photos of certain gems on the planet, but prov...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch The Dark Ages of Austin startup capital
 An Austin-based venture capital firm recently offered my company $400,000 for 40 percent of its equity. This was one week before their counterpart in the Bay Area offered $2 million for 20 perce...
02:58 pm GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch MIT spin-out Thunkable hopes its drag-and-drop app builder can be a money-spinner too
 Bagging lots of users is a challenge one of the startups in Y Combinator’s 2016 winter batch is worrying about a bit less than the average. The two-man strong founder team of Thunkable is ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch On the war between hacker culture and codes of conduct
 Did you know that a Code of Conduct war is underway in the world of open-source software development? I realize that this sounds ridiculous. Codes of Conduct boil down to: “a) don’t ...
08:41 am GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon says it will bring device encryption back to Fire OS
 Less than a day after it emerged that Amazon had quietly dropped device encryption support for its Fire tablets and other Fire OS devices, the U.S. firm has flip-flopped and said that it will re...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch Want to compete with Salesforce? Buy Marketo
 There are several enterprise players that want a share of Salesforce’s business, but just aren’t making headway by knuckling up against the company’s dominant, entrenched SaaS ...
03:23 am GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch PayPal makes money every time you use Uber, Airbnb
 PayPal has been going through some big changes since separating from eBay last year. The company recently introduced a redesigned appand is now monetizing its popular peer-to-peer payments app, ...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch How to politely ask people to get the f*ck off their phones
 You’re with a small group of friends at a nice restaurant. Everyone is enjoying the food and conversation when someone decides to take out his phone — not for an urgent call, but to ...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, March 5, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX successfully launches SES-9 into GEO but crash lands rocket on drone ship
 Today at 6:35pm EST, SpaceX successfully launched the SES-9 communications satellite into Geostationary orbit (GEO).Launching the SES-9 payload was the primary goal of today’s mission, but...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Legal battles loom as technological ubiquity creates tensions between privacy and security
 The debates in Congress will be ugly, uninformed, and emotional. Lawmakers won’t know which side to pick and will flip flop between what lobbyists ask and the public’s fear du jour. ...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Kissmetrics Hiten Shah on VC funding vs bootstrapping and how to determine founder grit
 What’s it like being the founder of two wildly successful startups, advisor to Linkedin and Automattic and a prolific angel investor with Buffer and Mattermark? Hiten Shah shares a glimpse...
09:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunch went skiing with a drone
 Add this one to the bucket list….A startup called Cape Productions will capture you skiing with a drone. Stationed at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, the team provides aerial footage of you ra...
09:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz talking with investors about a new, $1.5 billion fund
 The Sand Hill Road venture firm Andreessen Horowitz is in the thick of fundraising and talking with investors about a fresh $1.5 billion fund, according to several sources who note the fund coul...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Want an Echo Dot? Heres how to bypass Amazons restrictions and order one today
 Amazon is making it difficultto pre-order the $90 Echo Dot. But there’s still a way and it’s really easy to nab your place in line for the new mini Echo. Better hurry, though. Amazon...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Why browser extensions change the way we work
 Browser extensions change the way we work. They alter facets of your job by changing the experience of the apps on which you rely so they conform to your workflow — versus having to open 1...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 This week we went hands-on with a few awesome gadgets, including the Fitbit Blaze and the Meta 2 AR headset, Slack introduced voice calling, and one of Google’s self-driving cars got into ...
08:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch The Sony Future Lab could be as forward-thinking as the Walkman
 Sony is doing something unheard of in the consumer electronic space: It’s going to show off prototypes. Can you imagine Apple or Samsung doing that? Not really, no. For several good reason...
07:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Google now uses geolocation to hide right to be forgotten links from its search results
 As promised, Google today announced that it is making a number of changes to how it handles links it has delisted under Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten‘ regulations. Instead of...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Rando is a random social sharing app that lets you play Russian Roulette with photos, GIFs and more
 A new app from David Barnard, the developer behind the popular Launch Center Pro,promises to be the cure for boredom. Rando, as the app is called, offersa crazy twist on ourcarefully curated onl...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Apples best defense against the FBI is the one it cant share publicly
 With Apple vowing to resist the FBI’s demands for an iPhone backdoor in the San Bernardino case all the way to the Supreme Court, many people assume the company is motivated purely out of ...
04:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Source: Microsoft mulled an $8 billion bid for Slack, will focus on Skype instead
 When Slack announced newvoice and video services earlier this week,the enterprise messaging startup signalled a move into territory dominated bythe likes of Microsoft’s Skype. But it looks...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Link from The Legend Of Zelda pops up on Google Maps today
 Google has hidden a little surprise today in Google Maps for fans of “The Legend of Zelda” – the company is celebrating the release of the new game, “The Legend of Zelda:...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Computer science is the key to Americas skills crisis
 The United States faces a global competitiveness crisis that, if not addressed, will put our nation at a strategic disadvantage for decades to come. In just a few years, there will be 1.8 millio...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Two new apps, Daycap and VideoSlam, help you create GIFs and videos to remember your day
 Two new,recentlylaunched applications,Daycap andVideoSlam, make it easy to summarize your day in the format of videos or GIFs, which can then be shared out to social media.Do you need these apps...
03:22 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Former NSA and CIA Director General Michael Hayden to appear at Disrupt NY 2016
 If you’re looking for a supremelyqualified intelligence figure to talk to about the current state of technology, policy and intelligence, you could do worse than retired four-star Air Forc...
02:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is selling more phones in Indias biggest cities than you might think
 Conventional wisdom dictates that Apple performs best in Western markets, where operator-subsidized contracts are most popular and consumer spending power is greater, but it turns out the U.S. c...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: Goldman backs startup African Internet Group to become continents 1st unicorn
 The big tech news is the recent torrent of capital to Africa Internet Group (AIG)—which owns online retailer Jumia and 9 other e-ventures.Yesterday AIG announced 300 million ($326 million)...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch The SkyWall 100 bazooka captures drones with a giant net
 The SkyWall 100 is one of the latest device promising to protect the world from the impending drone takeover. It’s essentially a smart bazooka that fires a canister filled with a net at dr...
01:34 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Bumble launches BFF, a feature to find new friends
 Bumble, the popular dating app where girls make the first move, has released an updatethat may turn the dating app world on its head. The new feature, called BFF,essentially lets users use the s...
12:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch FBI forcing Apple to weaken iOS security could endanger lives, warns UNHCR
 The legal tussle between Apple and the FBI over a locked iPhone, and the security weakening measures the security services want the iOS maker to take to help it extract data on the device, has n...
12:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch FBI forcing Apple to weaken iOS security could endanger lives, warns UN
 The legal tussle between Apple and the FBI over a locked iPhone, and the security weakening measures the security services want the iOS maker to take to help it extract data on the device, has n...
10:33 am GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon confirms it has dropped device encryption support for its Fire Tablets
 Amazon has confirmed that version 5 of Fire OS for its Fire tablet removes support for device encryption. Read More ...
10:33 am GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon confirms it has dropped device encryption support for Fire tablets
 Amazon has confirmed that version 5 of Fire OS for its Fire tablet removes support for device encryption. Read More ...
05:59 am GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch San Bernardino DA claims Syed Farouks iPhone may house cyber pathogen
On Thursday, the San Bernardino District Attorney speculated that the phone in question may be housing a “dormant cyber pathogen” that threatens the county. The DA’s comment represen...
05:10 am GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Former heads of NSA and Homeland Security unlikely supporters in encryption battle
 At a panel discussion today at the RSA conference in San Francisco, Apple found two unlikely allies when the former heads of the NSA and HomelandSecurity threw their support behind encryption te...
05:10 am GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Former heads of NSA and Homeland Security unlikely Apple supporters in encryption battle
 At a panel discussion today at the RSA conference in San Francisco, Apple found two unlikely allies when the former heads of the NSA and HomelandSecurity threw their support behind encryption te...
03:09 am GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch When capital prefers venture over public markets
 Market movements in the technology sector — particularly in SaaS tech companies — are causing a stir among investors. It’s always a challenge to estimate valuation ranges for p...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Its the end of euphoric times for custom app developers
 For the first time in about eight years, we saw a decline in the small business customer base of app developers (in terms of revenue and per-project value). The primary reason cited is the rise ...
01:13 am GMT - Fri, March 4, 2016
Techcrunch Box, Google, Facebook, Microsoft come out in support of Apple in amicus brief
 In the latest sign of support for Apple’s ongoing security legal battle, Box, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech behemoths have filed an “amicus brief,” meaning that th...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Watch The Georgia Techs Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Live
 Called the X-Prize for music the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition pits multiple musicians and makers against each other at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts. A group of judges...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Georgia Techs Guthman Musical Instrument Competition
 Called the X-Prize for music the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition pits multiple musicians and makers against each other at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts. A group of judges...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch This investor has hundreds of millions of dollars to sprinkle around U.S. VC firms
 Peakview is the investment advisory arm of Shengjing Group and the largest global fund of funds in China. It alsohas millions of dollars to invest in U.S.-based venture capital funds, it says.Th...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch This investor has hundreds of millions of dollars to sprinkle around US-based VC firms
 Peakview is the investment advisory arm of Shengjing Group and the largest global fund of funds in China.It also has millions of dollars to invest in U.S.-based venture capital funds, it says. T...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch ICX Media raises $2.5M to connect video creators with publishers and marketers
 ICX Media, a Washington, D.C. startup promising to help video creators find an audience and make money, announced today that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The company was founded b...
11:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Comparably launches Glassdoor competitor for salary data
 With $6.5 million in funding from Crosslink Capital, Upfront Ventures, 500 Startups and others, Comparably is launching a platform for employment and salary information. The Santa Monica-based s...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Docker acquires Conductant as it looks to help businesses run large-scale systems
 Docker today announced that it has acquired Conductant, a small startupthat focused on orchestration. While you have probably never heard of Conductant — and as far as we can see, the comp...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch The singularity is never coming, but its already here
 When I heard Ray Kurzweil present the concept of the singularity to a small group at TED, the idea that computing power advances would ultimately allow thinking machines to advance beyond humans...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: Super pollster Frank Luntz talks about Silicon Valleys language barrier
 What really matters to American voters in the 2016 election? According to Frank Luntz, one of the most respected Republican pollsters, it can summarized in a word: “security”. Read M...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Facer brings its popular watchface customization utility to Apple Watch
 A popular smartwatch customization platform for Android, Facer, has today made its way to iOS and Apple Watch. While there are already dozens of utilities on the App Store that allow users to be...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger Adds Music Starting With Spotify Song Sharing
 First came the Transportation hub with Uber, and now Facebook Messenger is launching “its very first music integration” with Spotify. Inside the Messenger “More” section ...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger adds music, starting with Spotify song sharing
 First came the Transportation hub with Uber, and now Facebook Messenger is launching “its very first music integration” with Spotify. Inside the Messenger “More” section ...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch RingCentral opens its WebRTC API to developers
 RingCentral, which focuses on providing VoIP services to businesses, today announced the beta launch of its WebRTC-based API and developer kit for developers. RingCentral’s one-year-oldCon...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Neumob hires Netscape, Google veteran Jim Roskind as CTO
 Neumob, which recently raised an $8.5 million Series A round, helps developers speed up their apps with the help of a combination of a content delivery network and a number of network optimizati...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch imDowns mobile entertainment network focuses on one-minute vertical videos
 Thanks to smartphones and the rise of apps like Snapchat and Periscope, vertical videos have gone frombeing an annoyance requiring a workaround to a popular and often preferred video file format...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Failed Powa Technologies firesale: Ben White, Greenlight Digital divvy up and buy UK assets
 One more chapter in the messy story of Powa Technologies, the payments startup that last raised money at a $2.7 billion valuation but rapidlysankinto the deadpool on a flimsy raft of vaporware. ...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Failed Powa Technologies fire sale: Ben White, Greenlight Digital divvy up and buy U.K. assets
 One more chapter in the messy story of Powa Technologies, the payments startup that last raised money at a $2.7 billion valuation but rapidlysankinto the deadpool on a flimsy raft of vaporware. ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn open-sources its WhereHows data discovery and lineage portal
 LinkedIn today open-sourced WhereHows, a meta data-centric toolthe company has long used internally to make it easier for its employees to discover data the company generates and to track the li...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Evertoon wants you to build funny 3D cartoon videos on your phone
 Niniane Wang was watching the infamous “iPhone vs. Evo”video — a short animated film of two creatures poking fun at the iPhone — on YouTubeand was thinking ofall the ways...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Google and J.J. Abrams team up on Moon Shot, a documentary series about the Lunar XPRIZE
 J.J. Abrams, best known as the co-creator of TV series “Lost” and director of recent “Star Trek” movies as well as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” is now brin...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Reports of the death of apps have been greatly exaggerated
 One of the problems with technology maturation frameworks like the Gartner hype cycle is that you never know where you stand. That is certainly the case with mobile apps today. Depending on whom...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Augmented reality is conquering new frontiers with Star Wars
 Consumers can expect to see more augmented reality used by other famous film franchises in the near future. ILMxLAB currently works with a number of filmmakers to help create more engaging theat...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Apple creates a general support channel on Twitter
 Apple has expanded its presence on Twitter, adding an English-language general support channel — called simply @AppleSupport — which it says will be tweeting out tips and tricks, as ...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Vimeos iOS app gets a big makeover aimed at improving discovery
 Vimeo, the video network and underdog to the global behemoth that is YouTube, has given its iOSapplication a massive redesign today aimed at making it easier to upload, discover and play videos....
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Citymaps Offers Downloadable Offline Maps
 Citymaps, the curated mapmaking company, has updated its iOS and Android application to include a downloadable option so users can access maps offline. Read More ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Google brings the Iditarod to Street View
 Alaska is home to one of the toughest endurance events in the world: theIditarod — a 1000+ miles dog sled race across the vast wilderness that is the U.S.’s northernmost state. Most ...
02:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Mapillary raises $8M to take on Googles Street View with crowdsourced photos
 Astartup out of Sweden called Mapillary isusing crowdsourced photos to createan open and more intelligent version of Google’s Street View, and today itannounced a Series A round of funding...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Bieber-backed Shots goes beyond selfies with links and comedy
 Life is hard enough for teens, so Shots sidestepped bullies with a selfie sharing app that doesn’t allow commenting. Now the 6.6 million daily active user social network wants to boost kid...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon adds the $130 Tap and the $90 Dot to the Echo family
 Amazon’s voice-operated command center Echo produces something close to modern-day magic within our homes: Get the latest news, order a pizza, turn off the lights or find out who killed Br...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch StockRadars expands its stock analysis app in Asia and begins to offer live trading
 StockRadars, a Thailand-based service providing mobile-based analytics and insight for trading, just followed Robinhood’s lead and enabled real-time stock trading inside its app for the fi...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Home services marketplace Angies List to drop paywall for a freemium model
 While Angie’s List continues to reject acquisition offers, the home services marketplace is taking a big step to boost its online audience, and hopefully the number of people using it to f...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Herschel goes high tech with its new magic fabric
 Everyone’s favorite retro backpack maker is heading into the 21st century. The Vancouver-based company has released something called the Lawson Backpack, a grand departure from their olde-...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Roofstock launches marketplace for purchasing rented homes
 Armed with $13.25 million in funding from Khosla Ventures, Ron Conway, Marc Benioff, Bain Capital and others, Roofstock is launching a marketplace for buying and selling already-rented homes. Th...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile publishing startup Wrap Media raises $4M to target Japanese brands
 Wrap Media has raised $4 million it will use to grow its business in Japan. The new funding comes from returning investor Dream Incubator, a Tokyo-based consulting and private equity firm that h...
11:33 am GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram starts blocking deeplinking to other social media profiles
 Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram is flexing its platform muscle by shutting down deeplinking to other social media services. Previously Instagram users were able to include ‘...
11:33 am GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram starts blocking deeplinking to some other social media profiles
 Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram is flexing its platform muscle by shutting down deeplinking to some other social media services within its apps. Read More ...
11:33 am GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram starts blocking add me deeplinking for Snapchat, Telegram
 Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram is flexing its platform muscle by shutting down ‘add me’ deeplinking for some other social media services within its apps. Read More ...
10:20 am GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Rocket Internets Africa Internet Group raises $326M from Goldman Sachs and others
 Fresh from pulling in $83 million from European insurance giant AXA last month, Africa Internet Group (AIG) — the Rocket Internet-backed company behind e-commerce site Jumia — has an...
09:11 am GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch RNTS buys Inneractive for up to $72M as ad tech consolidation continues
 RNTS, the Dutchparent company of Fyber(formerly known as SponsorPay) and Heyzap, continues itsrun ofad tech acquisitions. Today the company announced that it has acquired Inneractive, an Israeli...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Google adds Zika info to search and partners with UNICEF to map outbreak
 The Zika virus continues to spread across South America and beyond, but unlike with other pandemics, identifying and mapping the outbreak has proven hard. Google today announced that it is now w...
07:11 am GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and Ola launch motorbike taxi services in India
 Bangalore is the setting for the latest showdown between Uber and its India-based rival Ola after both companies launched motorbike taxi on-demand services in the city. Read More ...
06:49 am GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch Dwolla fined $100,000 for misrepresenting its data-security practices
 Online payment processing startup Dwolla has been hit with a $100,000 penalty by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, a government agency, said in a consent order that Dwol...
04:46 am GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch AT&T will launch online-only packages for DirecTV this year
 In an effort to appeal to cord cutters, AT&T will launch three new services that allow users to stream DirecTV online without an annual contract, satellite dish, or set-top box. The plans...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, March 3, 2016
Techcrunch 3 gadgets not quite ready for prime time
 If flying cars and personal assistants that live inside your light bulbs sound far-fetched, think again. The high-tech apps and devices that debuted at CES 2016 this year prove we’re livin...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Smart bed startup Eight raises $6M
 Eight, the startup formerly known as Luna, announced today that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The company makes a smart mattress cover that can track your sleep, change temperatu...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Weebly expands beyond easy-to-build websites, adds easy-to-build marketing emails
 Weebly isn’t just for building websites anymore — it recently launched Promote, a platform for building marketing emails. CEO David Rusenko said this is actually Weebly’s secon...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Chase down those ZZZs with new Sleepfulness app
 If you’ve ever looked at meditation and thought “that stuff just sends me to sleep,” you may just be onto something. Mindfulness Everywhere recently released Sleepfulness, an a...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch What Lending Clubs falling share price means for the P2P lending sector
 Lending Club, the largest P2P lending platform in the U.S., has seen its share price drop by more than 50 percent since December 10; the price per share on the NASDAQ Stock Market dropped from $...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch HBO will launch streaming services in Brazil and Argentina this year
 HBO announced today it would be expanding its streaming footprint with the launch of standalone streaming services in Brazil and Argentina, which are set to go live before the end of 2016. These...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Dot & Bo to help startups with office design
 Home furnishings site Dot & Bo is expanding into workplace design, with the launch of Dot & Bo for Business. The e-commerce startup will be offering a free styling service to other start...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Apply now for TechCrunch Include office hours with Emergence Capital
 Another chance to participate in TechCrunch Include Office Hours is here. On March 18th, Santi Subotovsky and Alison Wagonfeld of Emergence Capital will join TechCrunch editors to provide advice...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Slack voice calling arrives on desktop
 Slack was being cheeky when yesterday it said voice chat would start testing “very, very soon”. Today the new “Calls” feature starting rolling out on Slack for desktop an...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch WhatsApp adds support for document sharing, but only PDFs at launch
 WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned mobile messaging service that recently hit 1 billion users worldwide, is today rolling out a much-anticipated feature to its apps on iOS and Android devices: documen...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft will soon offer a HoloLens emulator for developers
 Want to develop for Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed-reality platform but don’t want to pay $3,000 for the developer kit? Until now, it looked like you were out of luck, but as Microsoft a...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Cisco to acquire Leaba Semiconductor for $320 million as buying spree continues
 Cisco continued its buying spree today as it announced its intention to acquire Israeli chip designerLeabaSemiconductorfor $320 million. Cisco sees this acquisitionas a way to advance its hardwa...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch GoTenna, the startup that lets you text without cell signal, raises $7.5M and launches with REI
 GoTenna, the device for people who want to stay connected when they don’t have cell signal, has found a natural launch partner — outdoor equipment retailer REI. Daniela Perdomo, goTe...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Plane is a new social icebreaker app from the founder of Cupple
 Plane is a new social app from Tim Allison, who previously founded Cupple, the relationship app acquired by YC alumni Pair (which since re-branded to Couple and was sold to Life360). Read More ...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch No More Voicemail is an app that kills voicemail so callers have to text you instead
 Voicemail is so last century. The idea of phoning someone then leaving a rambling message when they don’t pick up seems decidedly antiquated in the age of instant connectivity, where frien...
04:42 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Video: The father and son VCs behind the new LocalGlobe seed fund
Robin and Saul Klein are the ‘father and son’ VCs behind the new LocalGlobe seed fund (website, twitter, Medium). Just recently they led a 1.1 million investment in online mortgage advisor...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Aerial imagery service TerrAvion adds data services
 There has been a lot of hype around using drones to in precision agriculture, but for the time being, using regular planes outfitted with specialized cameras is still a more cost-effective way t...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Talking innovation in a data-enabled economy with Secretary Penny Pritzker
 The open data that is being released by the Federal Government and particularly by the Department of Commerce is a key asset that is enabling both transparency and business opportunities across ...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch SugarCRM acquires Contastic for natural language-based predictive sales tools
 Following its acquisition of Stitch last year, SugarCRM — a CRM and open source competitor to Salesforce — has picked up another startup to enhance thearsenal of intelligent sales to...
04:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Google experiments with a way to pay without taking out your phone
 Google is rolling out a pilot program today that introduces a new way to pay cashiers — and it involves leaving your phone in your pocket. It’s called Hands Free, and it’s a wa...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch HTC claims 15,000 pre-orders in 10mins for its Vive VR headset
 A possible tidbit of early sales data for one of 2016’s flagship virtual reality systems: the HTC-Valve Vive has apparently racked up more than 15,000 pre-orders in less than 10 minutes, a...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch HTC claims 15,000 pre-orders in 10 minutes for its Vive VR headset
 A possible tidbit of early sales data for one of 2016’s flagship virtual reality systems: the HTC-Valve Vive has apparently racked up more than 15,000 pre-orders in less than 10 minutes, a...
03:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Lola, the all-cotton tampon subscription service, soaks up $3 million in seed funding
 Lola, the first tampon subscription service to use 100 percent cotton tampons, is today announcing the close of a $3 million seed round of funding. The round was led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures wi...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube invests in female creators
 YouTube announced this morning two programs aimed atfunding and highlighting women’s voices across its video network. One sees the company forging a year-long partnership with U.N. to appo...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Are site reliability engineers the next data scientists?
 It’s no secret that “data scientist” is one of the hottest job titles going. DJ Patil famously proclaimed data scientist “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” befor...
02:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Politically themed social network Roust launches iOS app
 Launched last July as “a social network for connecting with others to discuss polarizing topics such as politics, religion and social issues,”Roust releases their first iOS app today...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Mozilla tests the waters for Firefox OS IoT apps, including a Samantha-style virtual assistant
 Back in December, Mozilla called it a daywith its failed Firefox OS for mobile business, and said it would pivot the technology into a newInternet of Things strategy. Amid a good dose of skeptic...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify Expands Curation Services With The Launch Of Fresh Finds
 On the heels of the success of itsDiscover Weeklyfeature,Spotify is adding another curated service so that users can findnew music. CalledFresh Finds, the new weekly Wednesday feature, available...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with the $949 mind-bending Meta 2 augmented reality headset
 As modern virtual reality welcomes its consumer moment with the impending releases of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, off in the distant far-less-sexy enterprise space exists a class of augmented ...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Augment Raises Over $3 Million In Series A Funding From Salesforce Ventures
 Augment, a Paris-based Augmented Reality (AR) startup announced this morning that they raised more than $3 million from Salesforce Ventures to further expand company operations and also specific...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Jobbatical, the marketplace for tech gigs abroad, scores $2M led by USV and LocalGlobe
 Jobbatical, the Estonia-headquartered job matching site for tech gigs abroad, has raised a $2 million funding round led by Union Square Ventures, and Saul Klein and Robin Klein’s LocalGlob...
12:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook faces German antitrust privacy probe
 Facebook’s data harvesting practices are facing yet another probe in Europe. This time the German federal competition authority is initiating proceedings — rather than it being a Eur...
12:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Delivery Hero to exit China amid anything but sane competition
 Berlin-basedDelivery Hero has built up a large network of online food ordering and delivery operations globally that was valued at over $3 billionas of itslast fundraise, but it has now decided ...
11:44 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch MedyMatch raises $2M to bring AI to medical imaging
 MedyMatch Technology bills itself as an artificial intelligence healthcare startup. It’s applying AI in the form of “deep vision and advanced cognitive analytics” to the analys...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Africas Commercial Drones Take Off
 Startups Rocketmine and Aeroshutter are flying and booking revenue Read More ...
09:14 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Automobile platform Carsome raises $2M to expand in Southeast Asia
 Carsome, a Malaysia-based platform that connects car dealers with buyers and sellers, is gearing up to enter new markets in Southeast Asia after raising a $2 million Series A. The round was led ...
08:14 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook adds 36K Telenor employees to Facebook at Work as it gears up for global launch
 Facebook at Work — the enterprise version of Facebookthat lets businesses build their own secure social networks— has racked up over 60,000 companies on a waiting list while still in...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D
 Blippar, the AR company that lets you see extra, rich content by simply pointing your phone at an object, has today announced the close of a $54 million Series D funding round. The round was led...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch How I built a hoverboard company and then blew it up
 I was first introduced to Hoverboards while watching Casey Neistat’s daily Vlogs on YouTube. I thought, “Wow. That’s pretty cool!” and started searching online to purchas...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch HomeHero wants to work with hospitals to connect in-home caregivers to seniors
 CEO Kyle Hill spent a lot of time building technology for his parents that would help them find better service for their aging family members — who were around 2,000 miles away across the ...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Marketplace app Mercari nabs $75M to become Japans first unicorn
 Mercari, a peer-to-peer marketplace app, has claimed the title of Japan’s first startup unicorn after raising 8.4 billion yen (about $75 million) at a valuation of over $1 billion. This is...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Marketplace app Mercari nabs $75M to become Japans first startup unicorn
 Mercari, a peer-to-peer marketplace app, has claimed the title of Japan’s first pre-IPO startup unicorn after raising 8.4 billion yen (about $75 million) at a valuation of over $1 billion....
01:00 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch The future of on-demand: Where Are We Going, and are we getting a Lyft?
 If the on-demand economy was a young pup in the late 2000s, then it has since evolved into a much more sophisticated animal: strong, resilient and capable of adapting to its environment. This mo...
12:17 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch Accelerator NFX Guild unveiled its second startup batch today: Heres who just graduated
 Theyear-oldBay Area acceleratorNFX Guild presented 16 companies to a crowded room of 200 investors down on Sand Hill Roadtoday, and the roomwas reportedly very energized. Little wonder.NFX was f...
12:08 am GMT - Wed, March 2, 2016
Techcrunch NASA astronaut Scott Kelly breaks American spaceflight record
 When former International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly steps out of a Soyuz descent module on the Kazakhstan steppe at around 8.30PM PST later today, after 340 days on the International S...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Getting predictive about politics (and everything else)
 Nearly seven decades after the Chicago Tribune’s infamous presidential race headline, we’re still seeing incorrect predictions in political races. Take the 2016 Iowa caucus for examp...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Nanigans brings its social ad tools to Twitter
 Social marketing company Nanigans announced today that it’s launching support for Twitter.Nanigans is best known as a Facebook ad automation tool, but CEO Ric Calvillo said last year that ...
11:21 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Strange sensations: HTCs brave new virtual world
 The first thing I notice is a feeling of weight on my face. Followed by a sensation of standing in boundless space. A monochrome 360-degree vanishing point vista winks into view. I look around, ...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Daqri acquires 1066 Labs to power its augmented reality smart helmet
 Augmented reality smart helmet company Daqri announced today that it had acquired 1066 Labs, a leading head-mounted display manufacturer focused on serving enterprise clients with augmented real...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Slack will soon start testing voice and video chat
 Slack is gunning for Skype and Google Hangouts with the 2016 product roadmap it revealed today. The biggest change coming: the ability to seamlessly turn a text chat into a voice or video chat w...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Violence In the West Bank after Waze led Israeli soldiers into Palestinian danger zone
 A battle broke out just outside of Jerusalem Monday after GPS mapping app Wazeled Israeli soldiers into the Kalandia Palestinian refugee camp. According to several reports, two armed soldiers fr...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the foxes behind LAs latest startup gem
 Scrolling through the @shopboxfox Instagram account is enough to notice the clean-cut aesthetic: feminine, driven, artistic. However, the ladies behind LA’s BOXFOX, Chelsea Moore, Sabena S...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts Brad Smith stands with Apple while passionately defending encryption
 Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, gave a passionate defense of encryption today, saying his company stood with Apple in its legal battle with the FBI. He made his ...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Extensify lets you tweak your iOS apps without jailbreaking
 A newly launched “tweak store” called ExtensifygivesiOS users an alternative to jailbreaking their devices by offeringa simpler way to install modified versions of popular third-part...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Google invests $30 million in European news tech companies
 Pouring petrol on the bonfire of news tech, Google announced that it has invested more than $30m into projects spanning the European news tech scene. The fund’s goal is to ‘help stim...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch The presidential candidate who might do the most for your healthcare is not who you think
 Despite many healthcare insurers having decried Obamacare as the end of days, the truth–as measured by both stock prices and revenue results–is the nation’s largest healthcare ...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Pebble just cut the price of the Time and Time Round smartwatches
 Pebble’s latest smartwatches are now a little less cash. The Time Round is $199 and the Time is $149. At these prices, the Pebble sits more comfortable among its competition. Fitbit’...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook fights Periscope by showing Live videos higher than saved streams
 It doesn’t matter if it was Live if you missed it. And Facebook knows that people watch actually Live streams 3X longer than saved ones. So it’s changing the News Feed to prefer on-g...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch The hot e-commerce app Wish has hundreds of millions of users (plus other fascinating stats)
 Last week, toward the end of aStrictlyVC event in San Francisco, GGV Capital managing director Hans Tung took the stage to interview one of his portfolio CEOs, Peter Szulczewski of Wish. With an...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Checkbook lets you email anyone a digital check and deposit it free
 If you’re sick of running out of paper checks and stamps or hassling with routing numbers to send zero-fee payments, you can bank on Checkbook. The startup today launches its digital check...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook LatAm VP arrested in Brazil over failure to comply with WhatsApp court order
 It looks like Apple isn’t the only tech giantbattling against authorities over privacy issues and court orders. Today it emerged that Facebook’s vice president in Latin America, Dieg...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch The AP debuts Election Buzz, a tool that uses Twitter and Google data to track the U.S. elections
 Just in time for Super Tuesday, the AP has launched a new tool in partnership with Google and Twitter that helps voters visualize what people are saying about the current elections, candidates a...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Here is how to watch the Apple vs. FBI congressional hearing live
 Today at 1pm EST representatives from Apple and the FBI will give testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. The hearing is titled “The Encryption Tightrope: Balanc...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Google gives the Play Developer Program Policy Center a makeover and updates its rules
 Google today rolled out a refreshed look-and-feel for its Developer Program Policy Center, aimed at making its guidelines for app developers easier to locate,read through and understand. The rev...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch 3 industries being disrupted in developing countries
 Entrepreneurs in developing nations have redefined the words “bootstrapping” and “disruptive,” creating all kinds of businesses that solve major societal problems. These ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Roger brings its beautifully designed walkie-talkie app to Android
 Roger, the walkie-talkie style voice messaging app created by a team of ex-Spotify engineers, has landed on Android. Read More ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Come hang out at the TC Meetup Pitch-off in Brooklyn tonight!
 New Yorkers, what are you doing tonight? Whatever it is, drop it and buy tickets to the New York TC Meetup. We’ve got an amazing lineup for tonight, and we’ll be at Output Williamsbu...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch UK government pushing ahead with surveillance powers bill in face of strong criticism
 Despite a trio of parliamentary committees criticizing the UK government’s draft surveillance legislation — and some committee members even calling for a complete rethink — the...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sign up to volunteer at Disrupt NY
 Do you love getting your hands dirty and want to be a part of the best startup show in tech? If so, you should definitely sign up to be a TechCrunch Work Exchange Volunteer at Disrupt NY 2016.Te...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Vote in The Duke Of Yorks [email protected] Peoples Choice Awards
 An lo, in Merrie Olde England, even The Duke Of York of has been bitten by the Startup Bug these past few years, and his [email protected] events have not only become a fixture in the London startup ...
02:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Cisco is buying CliQr for $260M to expand its hybrid cloud management solutions
 Some more consolidation underway in the world of enterprise cloud services, and specifically in the areaof hybrid cloud. Today Cisco announced that it is buyingCliQr, a provider of applicationma...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit Blaze is a whole workout in a wearable
 Fitbit Blaze is a $199 fitness tracker available for purchase starting today and it comes with quite a few fun features to help get you moving. A lot of Fitbit’s family of fitness trackers...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch New Egnyte product puts customers in control of encryption keys
 Egnyte announced a new product today that lets customers control their encryption keys with either a customer-managed offering or a cloud service that requires less heavy lifting and management....
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn advertisers can now use their own data to improve targeting
 LinkedIn advertisers are getting a new way to target their campaigns— specifically, a feature allowing them to aimSponsored InMail and Sponsored Updates towardcompanies where they’re...
01:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft to bring post-breach detection to Windows 10 security
 Microsoft announced a new tool today called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Detection designed to help IT detect threats to Windows 10 machines after athreat has penetrated the network. While m...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Hungryroot raises $3.7 million for healthy eats
 Brownies made of black beans and cookies made of chickpeas are amongst the unusual recipes found on Hungryroot. Launched last year, the New York-based meal kit startup focuses on vegetable-based...
01:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch This Kickstarter project promises the impossible: A cable that works with both Lightning and microUSB ports
 The claim is audacious: A cable that works as a Lightning and microUSB cable. Ludicrous, right? Well, if this Kickstarter project is to be believed, that’s exactly what the LMcable can do....
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the first batch of speakers for Disrupt NY 2016
 This year’s Disrupt NY will take place across the river from Manhattan in Red Hook, at the Brooklyn Cruise Ship terminal. TechCrunch Disrupt, with approximately 5,000 in-person attendees, ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch IoT security needs scalable solutions
 The massive and unprecedented utility and opportunities provided by the Internet of Things (IoT) have been shadowed by grievous security and privacy tradeoffs, which have become a focal point of...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Hound, a voice-powered virtual assistant app, launches publicly
 Keyvan Mohajer is hopingthe past 9 years of research and work building a digital assistant at SoundHound will beworth the wait. Today, SoundHound CEO Mohajersaid the company is publicly releasin...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Elucify wants to make sure salespeople have most current customer contact info
 Elucify, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 class wants to solve an annoying and persistent problem for sales people — makingsure theyhave the most recent customercontact data. To so...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch An Interview with General Keith Alexander on cybersecurity, Snowden, and IronNet
 In this episode of Ventured, my partner Brook Byers and General Keith Alexander engage in a wide-ranging discussion on terrorism, Apple, cyber threats, Edward Snowden and network security. Read ...
09:27 am GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Videogram closes new funding led by Asahi Broadcastings ABC Dream Ventures
 Videogram, the Japan-US company that helps publishers and creators get more out of online video content, has closed a bridge round of funding ahead of planned Series B later this year. Read More...
06:47 am GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch San Bernardino survivors husband backs Apple in battle with FBI
 A recent poll suggested that the majority of Americans support the FBI and its order to open the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. While some of those voices may be less ...
05:32 am GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Tinggal, a budget hotel network in Indonesia, lands $1M from backers of Indias Wudstay
 Indonesia-based Tinggal is less than one month old, but today the company announced that it has raised $1 million in funding. Particularly of interest is the fact that this financing has come fr...
05:02 am GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Korean last-minute hotel booking app DailyHotel launches in 10 new countries
 DailyHotel, a Seoul-based app that lets harried travelers quickly find hotel rooms, has launched in 10 new Asian countries. The startup was founded in 2013 by brothers Ryan and Jimmy Shin after ...
03:38 am GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile ad-tech startup NativeX acquired by Chinese advertising company Mobvista
 NativeX, a startup that makes advertising for mobile games and apps, is being acquired by Chinese mobile ad platform Mobvista. In a statement today, the companies said that all-cash deal is valu...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Can Emerging Nations Create Their Own Silicon Valleys?
 Innovation requires a level playing field that Silicon Valley elites seem unprepared to give emerging nations. Are the original Valley’s glory days over? And will successful mini versions ...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Apple vs FBI: Read Apples Opening Statement To Congress Tomorrow
 Apple’s general counsel Bruce Sewell will testify before a congressional Judiciary Committee tomorrow. The hearing has been convened to discuss what is being described as “The Encryp...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, March 1, 2016
Techcrunch Buffer Adds Twitter-Based Customer Service Tools
 Buffer is best known as a scheduling tool to help marketing teams schedule content on social media, but with the acquisition of Respondly they signaled a plan to expand its repertoire to cover c...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Innovations In Cybersecurity At RSA 2016
 Beyond artificial intelligence and machine learning to the brave new world of cybersecurity. Read More ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Is Singularity Near?
 The 11th of December 2015, Open AI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company was announced to the world. With $1 billion in funding from high-profile investors, such as Elon Musk, Re...
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Why Facebook Hosted 200 African-American Students From The SF Bay Area
 Just one day after Mark Zuckerberg’s internal memo leaked, which askedemployees to stop crossing out Black Lives Matter slogans, Facebook hosted more than200 African-American students from...
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch NY Judge Rules In Favor Of Apple In Government Request For iPhone Data
 In a New York case, Judge Orenstein has ruled in favor of Apple, denying a government request for information on an iPhone. Read More ...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Meet The Judges For The TC Meetup Pitch-Off In Brooklyn Tomorrow Night!
 Did I mention we’re having a pitch-off in Brooklyn tomorrow night? Because we are! It will be held at Output in Williamsburg at 6pm, and tickets are still available, which you can buy here...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro Spends 20% Of Its Cash On Hand To Acquire Two Video Editing Startups
 GoPro today announced the acquisition of two startups to address one of the company’s sore spots: Video editing. Stupeflix and Vemory are the companies behind the mobile apps Replay and Sp...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Gmail Gets Improved Security Features For Business Users
 Google announced a number of new security features for Gmail users in the enterprise today. Last year, the company launched its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature for Google Apps Unlimited users...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: CEA President Gary Shapiro On Marco Rubio As Silicon Valleys Best Hope
 Perhaps it’s not surprising that Silicon Valley is apparently praying for the “good billionaire”, Michael Bloomberg, to run for President. According to the Consumer Technology ...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: CTA President Gary Shapiro On Marco Rubio As Silicon Valleys Best Hope
 Perhaps it’s not surprising that Silicon Valley is apparently praying for the “good billionaire”, Michael Bloomberg, to run for President. According to the Consumer Technology ...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Crosleys First Direct Drive Turntable Doesnt Disappoint
 The Crosley C200 is a great turntable, and I highly recommend checking it out it if you are in the market for a new record player. The design is great, the price is fair, it’s easy to set ...
07:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Self-Driving Car Gets Into A Minor Accident While The AI Was Driving
 It was bound to happen eventually: one of Google’s self-driving cars has gotten into a minor accident – and, for once, it was while the AI was in control. Read More ...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Machine Learning Is Not The Answer To Better Network Security
 Machine learning isn’t a silver bullet for network security. I know, right now you’re saying “But wait Matt, All I hear is that every hot new company in the space is based on m...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch IBM Adds Post-Cyber Attack Planning With Resilient Systems Acquisition
 TheRSA security conference is being held this weekin San Francisco where security pros come together to discuss strategy. IBM made several security announcements this morning ahead of the confer...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch A New, Standardized Way For Employees To Keep Their Vested Stock Options Longer
 Amid headlines about billion-dollars valuations are many employees who remain trapped unless their employers eventually go public or else sell to an acquirer in a cash deal. The problem centers ...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch CornerJob Fires Up Its Blue Collar Jobs Marketplace App With $10M Series A
 Another despatch from the ‘mobile messaging is eating the world’ file: blue collar recruitment app and European startup Corner Job has closed a $10 million Series A funding round. Re...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch CornerJob Fires Up Its Blue-Collar Jobs Marketplace App With $10M Series A
 Another despatch from the ‘mobile messaging is eating the world’ file: blue collar recruitment app and European startup Corner Job has closed a $10 million Series A funding round. Re...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks Private Photo-Sharing App Moments Now Supports Video
 Facebook’s Moments, the social network’s private photo-sharing application – and replacement for photo syncing–will now support video-sharing, the company announced today...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Israeli Investment Firms receive $665 Million In Commitments In February
 Fund February: A flurry of VC funds launch in Israel. Read More ...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch MongoLab Changes Its Name To mLab As It looks Beyond Database Management
 MongoLab has long been the de facto service for deploying and managingMongoDB databases, but now that the company has cornered this market, it’s looking to expand into new areas. Before la...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Square Cashs Fast Payments App Can Now Hold A Balance
 Square Cash, thepeer-to-peer payments app that aims to replace cash by offering instant deposits, rolled out another feature today that better positions the app to challenge competitors like Pay...
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch The HTC Vive Ships April 5, Pre-Orders Open Now
 HTC’s $799 Vive virtual reality headsetopened for pre-orders this morning. The headset will begin shippingApril 5 in the US,just a week or so after the consumer launch of the the Oculus Ri...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Castle Is A Property Management Platform From The Future
 Property management is one of those industries that typically lags behind the rest of the U.S economy in terms of technology, customer service, and transparency. Castle, part of YC’s Winte...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch More Than Meets The Virtual Eye
 Virtual reality has been around for ages, but it has only recently gotten big and exciting, with every major player on the planet either working on a VR project or rumored to be doing so. It beg...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter Ended Up Paying $479M For Ad Tech Startup TellApart, 10-K Reveals
 Twitter’s largestacquisition to date, of the ad tech business TellApart, has turned out to be a little less less big than originally thought. Back in April 2015, it was calculatedthat Twit...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers Create Matrix-Like Instant Learning Through Brain Stimulation
 You know Kung-Fu. Researchers at HRL Laboratories have discovered that when you use transcranial direct current stimulation to send the brain activity of commercial and military pilots into the ...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Google Maps Brings Its Add A Pit Stop Feature To iOS
 Last fall, Google announced the addition of a long-requested feature to Google Maps, which allowed users to – finally! – add a stop along their current route. That way you could rout...
02:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Draft Text Of EU-US Privacy Shield Deal Fails To Impress The Man Who Slayed Safe Harbor
 The draft text of an agreement between the EU and the US to establish a new self-certification framework governing transatlantic data flows aimed at ensuring data protection and privacy complian...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield Applications Close Today, Why You Should Apply Now
Have you always dreamed about participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt? Great news! We are still accepting applications for the Battlefield at Disrupt NY 2016, but you’re g...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Dashlane Brings YubiKey Support To Its Password Manager
 Using password managers like Dashlane or LastPassis probably one of the best ways to stay safe on the Internet (because you really don’t want to recycle your passwords), but when your pass...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30
 When Microsoft first announced HoloLens, its mixed-reality hardware platform, many of us assumed it was little more than a cool demo that was meant to stir up excitement for the company. But it ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For $3,000 HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30
 When Microsoft first announced HoloLens, its mixed-reality hardware platform, many of us assumed it was little more than a cool demo that was meant to stir up excitement for the company. But it ...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Nominations For The 2016 Europas Awards Now Open, TechCrunch Partners
 Nominations are now open for The Europas Awards 2016, the European Tech Startup Awards. The Europas will be held on June 14, 2016, in London. You can nominate an individual (founder, investor et...
12:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Hopscotch, E-Commerce For Mums In India, Lands $13M Led By Facebook Co-Founder Saverin
 Hopscotch, an India-based e-commerce service focused on mums and founded by a former Diapers.com executive, has closed a $13 million Series C round led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. Re...
11:22 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Much Better Adventures, The U.K. Travel Startup, Raises 400K And Expands To Cycling
 Seedcamp-backed travel startup, Much Better Adventures, which lets you book ‘active holidays’ with independent providers, has raised 400,000 in seed funding to expand its ski offerin...
11:04 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Tripda, Rocket Internets Carpooling Business, To Shut Down March 4
 Another transportation startup has run out of gaswhilelarger companies continue refuelling to tap into economies of scale. Tripda—a carpooling startup operating in 13 countries including t...
09:21 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Partners With British Supermarket Chain Morrisons For Fresh Grocery Deliveries
 Amazon has signed a wholesale supply deal with Morrisons, one of Britain’s largest supermarket chains, to deliver fresh and frozen groceries to Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry customers...
09:08 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat Employee Data Leaks Out Following Phishing Attack
 Snapchat is famous for its disappearing messages, but not everything is ephemeral. Today the company disclosed that a number of its current and former employees had their identifies compromised ...
09:03 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch With An Eye On IoT, Pi Foundation Outs 50% Faster Raspberry Pi 3, With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
 A major new Raspberry Pi microprocessor has been announced today: the Pi 3 Model B board becomes the new top-of-the-line Pi, with a 64bit 1.2GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB RAM it’s being sl...
09:03 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi 3 Launches 50% Faster, With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth And An Eye On IoT
 A major new Raspberry Pi microprocessor has been announced today: the Pi 3 Model B board becomes the new top-of-the-line Pi, with a 64bit 1.2GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB RAM it’s being sl...
08:19 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch RocketClub Lets Early Adopters Earn A Financial Stake In Startups
 When a startup manages a successful exit, its earliest adopters usually don’t get much in return except for bragging rights. RocketClub wants to change that. Read More ...
08:12 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Souq, Amazon Of The Middle East, Raises $275M From Tiger And More, Reported $1B Valuation
 E-commerce giants with ambitions to build regional Amazon rivals in emerging markets continue to rake in huge amounts of funding. Today, comes the latest development: Souq— an online marke...
07:27 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat Debuts Stories Web Player For Academy Awards
 Snapchat rolled out the red carpet for webusers to catch up on snaps from tonight’s Academy Awards. Visitors to the snapchat.com site were greeted withan online player offering Snapchat Li...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile Companies Are Just Getting Started
 It takes a much heartier stomach to jump into the startup game now than it did a year ago. Zenefits recently became the latest unicorn to face devaluation after compliance issues forced the CEO ...
01:33 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Bill Maris on Algorithms, Zenefits, and Increasing GVs Yearly Fund to $500 Million
 On Thursday night, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, Italked with GV CEO Bill Maris about a wide range of issues, including what happened with its Europe fund, why GVdidn’t invest in...
01:33 am GMT - Mon, February 29, 2016
Techcrunch Bill Maris Talks Uber, Zenefits, And Increasing GVs Yearly Fund To $500 Million
 On Thursday night, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, Italked with GV CEO Bill Maris about a wide range of issues, including what happened with its Europe fund, why GVdidn’t invest in...