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08:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch VetTechTrek is creating an e-learning platform to help veterans build careers in the tech industry
 VetTechTrek is a nonprofitfounded last year with the goal of helpingmilitary veterans network with the technology industry. Over thelast 12 months they have worked toward this goal by hosting mu...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Hate the games, not the players
 Imagine that you are lead strategist for the Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump campaign (take your pick). Your job is to maximize voter turnout in November. You hypothesize that more people would ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch International startups: Sign up for a country pavilion at Disrupt SF
 We’re just a few short months away from Disrupt SF 2016. Soon thousands of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors will flock to the beautiful Pier 48 for the best startup show in the Bay ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Iran forces messaging apps to move data to Iranian servers
 Companies behind popular messaging apps have a year to move all the data they have on Iranian users onto servers in Iran, according to Reuters. This raises concerns about privacy. The Iranian go...
06:37 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Buy tickets to the Austin and Seattle pitch-offs now
 It’s time for a little friendly competition among startups. TechCrunch is coming to Austin and Seattle in two weeks, and we’re bringing the TC pitch-off with us. Ten companies will h...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Bitcoin price jumps 21 percent over 4 days, reaching a 21-month high
 Bitcoin is back! Or at least, there are positive signs indicating that bitcoin might not be as dead as everybody thought. Bitcoins are now trading at $547.40 on Bitfinex (the largest USD/bitcoin...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft Accelerators machine learning demo day here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s Machine Learning Demo Day this Thursday, June 2 from the Showbox SoDo in Seattle. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive 3 to ...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch French financial prosecutor went dark for a year to investigate on Google France
 Google was caught by surprise. Last week, nearly a hundred employees of France’s equivalent of the IRS (Direction gnrale des finances) raided Google’s office in Paris for a tax nonco...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch French financial prosecutor went dark for a year to investigate Google France
 Google was caught by surprise. Last week, nearly 100 of France’s equivalent of the IRS (Direction gnrale des Finances) raided Google’s office in Paris for a tax non-compliance invest...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook set to foster popularity of branded content
 Branded content was already becoming more attractive to many marketers and publishers trying to navigate the shoals of the online media ecosystem. Now, thanks to Facebook, it’s set to real...
02:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Nestor focuses on delivering lunch for office workers in Paris
 French startup Nestor just raised $1 million (900,000) from business angels through Anaxago, and TheFamily. The startup competes in the incredibly fierce market of food delivery startups in Pari...
02:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Diane Greene wants to put the enterprise front and center of Google Cloud strategy
 When Google bought bebop Technologies last fall for $348 million, it got more than a stealthy startup. It also landed Diane Greene as executive vice president of Google Cloud Enterprise and that...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch FirstMark Capitals Matt Turck on the big data landscape
 Today, the big data sector amounts to more than 7.5% of total venture investments. So where are we at in the world of big data and is the recent obsession with AI still fundamentally related to ...
09:36 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Vote now in The Europas Conference And Awards for European startups
 In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Conference & Awards, which I founded, has come up with a new kind of tech conference. Think of it as a relaxed, summer prelude to the heat of a Di...
09:36 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Vote now in The Europas Conference & Awards for European startups
 In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Conference & Awards, which I founded, has come up with a new kind of tech conference. Think of it as a relaxed, summer prelude to the heat of a Di...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, May 30, 2016
Techcrunch Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them
 In the popular media, we talk a lot about robots stealing jobs. But when we stop speculating and actually look at the real world of work, the impact of advanced robotics is far more nuanced and ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2016
Techcrunch Human obsolescence: Are we ready for an artificially intelligent future?
 “Enjoy your com-FORT-able stay,” says a robot front-desk clerk at Japan’s Robot Hotel. Do you thank the robot for its awkward salutation? Or maybe you hesitate for a moment bef...
07:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: How the blockchain will clean up American politics
 The fundamentally transparent nature of blockchain technology – with its unalterable public ledger – will force politicians to be more honest about themselves and their intentions. B...
07:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE 2016: How the blockchain will clean up American politics
 The fundamentally transparent nature of blockchain technology — with its unalterable public ledger — will force politicians to be more honest about themselves and their intentions. B...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2016
Techcrunch Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think about technology
 It may slip our notice, but technological innovation is often reducible to an innovation in the marketing and conceptualization of technology. While there are undoubtedly many technological brea...
03:47 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2016
Techcrunch 360-degree camera maker Jeffrey Martin talks about what it takes to film for VR
 This week on the Technotopia podcast I interviewed Jeffrey Martin, the creator of 360Cities and the maker of the Sphericam. Martin is a skilled 360-degree camera operator and has created amazing...
03:25 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2016
Techcrunch What Facebook Live and Periscope need is a waiting room
 Livestreams start boring because broadcasters don’t want to begin the real action until more people have tuned in. That can take a few minutes, even with streams being rapidly distributed ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 29, 2016
Techcrunch Why do chatbots suck?
 Chatbots have been in the news a lot this year. First there was Tay, Microsoft’s racist love child, who just couldn’t keep herself under control. Then came Facebook with its messenge...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, May 29, 2016
Techcrunch One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware
 It’s been almost 10 years since Apple unveiled the iPhone. Since that day, the smartphone has been the overwhelming driver of innovation in the technology industry. Many components have ma...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2016
Techcrunch Apartments are the hot new tech sector
 Welcome to the land technology forgot. High-end leases negotiated and signed via fax. Millions of dollars in apartment inventory tracked on whiteboards with dry-erase markers. Client histories r...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2016
Techcrunch Unicorns along the Wasatch: Utahs flourishing startup and enterprise scene
 Silicon Valley has traditionally been the startup Garden of Eden, but it’s no longer the only game in town. Utah — specifically Salt Lake City and its ecosystem — has become a ...
05:45 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Conventional Wisdom
 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 27, 2016. Too muchTrump, TV, Twitter, and Gang thinks apps have jumped t...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2016
Techcrunch What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games
 I’m writing this from a slightly saddened perspective, revisiting my favorite SNES RPGs and realizing something: I’ve been spoiled by modern UX design. The sentiment is pretty univer...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2016
Techcrunch Gremlins and Innerspace director Joe Dante sees the good and the bad in CGI
 Director Joe Dante made some of the most best-lovedmovies of the ’80s, including Gremlins and Explorers, so I was eager to ask him about how movieshaveevolved. This weekend, Dante will rec...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 28, 2016
Techcrunch Whos afraid of the IoT?
 It’s heeeere! The Internet of Things, I mean. I just spent several days at the Connected Conference in Paris, which focused on IoT hardware. They built a whole home full of connected devic...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, May 28, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Try Amazon Alexa In A Web Browser
Amazon Alexa can now be used in a web browser to test it out. Facebook starts selling offsite ads. Apple pay wants to expand into more countries in both Asia and Europe. Nick Denton from Gawker challe...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, May 28, 2016
Techcrunch The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all
 Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? Not much floors us anymore in our age of technological whiz-bang, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the lowly garbage can. Embedded with sm...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, May 28, 2016
Techcrunch Review: VAIOs Z Flip ultrabook shows little learned
 It’s been a long journey for the VAIO brand: sold off from Sony in 2014 to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners, the deal saw all of its then-new products disappear. Read More ...
11:16 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Musical.ly launches live.ly for livestreaming
 Musical.ly is expanding beyond music videos with the launch of livel.ly, its live stream platform. Users will be able to broadcast through the livel.ly app, and the streams will be viewable on m...
11:16 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Musical.ly launches live.ly for live streaming
 Musical.ly is expanding beyond music videos with the launch of live.ly, its live stream platform. Users will be able to broadcast through the live.ly app, and the streams will be viewable on mus...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 This week, Google successfullydefended itself against thethe$9 billion fair use court case against Oracle, Snapchat’s financials were leaked, Twilio revealed its IPO filing and more. These...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Comixology CEO shows off new Unlimited subscription service
 Comixology recently launched Comixology Unlimited, a subscription plan that offers unlimited access to thousands of digital comics for just $5.99 per month.Given the “all you can read̶...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch The UE Roll 2 speakers bring rugged Bluetooth audio poolside
 The UE Roll 2 is fun. How do I know it’s fun? Look at all of the press images on the side of the box. It’s gone skiing, bike riding, mountain climbing and rolling around in the mud w...
10:36 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Maison de Mode takes its online ethical luxury fashion brand to an offline pop-up in San Francisco
 San Francisco’s fashion staple seems to be ripped jeans and a hoodie. But just between the edgy All Saints and Paris designer St. Laurent on San Francisco’s Maiden Lane is a rare, hi...
10:32 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch HP sheds some more light the Omen X VR PC backpack
 The Omen X by HP VR PC is nothing if not compelling. The company showed off a picture of the concept earlier today and let slip a smattering of details around the backpack PC but not much else. ...
10:32 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch HP sheds some more light on the Omen X VR PC backpack
 The Omen X by HP VR PC is nothing if not compelling. The company showed off a picture of the concept earlier today and let slip a smattering of details around the backpack PC but not much else. ...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX launches a communications satellite and sticks another landing
 It’s been a good week for SpaceX. Earlier this week we learned that the company won a lucrative contract with the National Reconnaissance Office, the shadowy government organization that r...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020
 European Union officials announced today that, starting in 2020, any research that owes its existence in some way to public funding must be freely accessible and reusable. Recommendations were a...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Pierre Omidyar involved in effort to help Gawker in its appeal
 Well, this story keeps getting more and more interesting. According to a newly published account in the New York Post, Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire founder of eBay, is involved inan effort to...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.27.16
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today, May 27 2016, starting at 1pmPT/4pmET.Our live chat stream during the sho...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Trumps wall misses the mark: We need a cyber wall, not a physical one
 It’s 2016. There isn’t a wall high enough to keep out the fastest-growing threat to our national security: Cyberterrorism. It follows that our vulnerable corporate networks constitut...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echoism.io
 Amazon has put Alexa, the voice-powered AI software found in the Echo, Dot, and Tap, right inside the browser with the launch of Echoism.io.After logging in with an Amazon account, anyone can st...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echosim.io
 Amazon has put Alexa, the voice-powered AI software found in the Echo, Dot and Tap, right inside the browser with the launch of Echosim.io. After logging in with an Amazon account, anyone can st...
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Two-year, $25M study finds positive effect of cell phone radiation on some cancers in male rats
 A major study conducted by the National Toxicology Program has found a slight, but significant, positive correlation between radio-frequency radiation exposure (like that given off by phones) an...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Copyright questions remain after Googles fair use victory
 If you didn’t already know the jury’s decision in Oracle’s long-running lawsuit against Google, you wouldn’t have been able to guess it from looking at either companyR...
06:35 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Applications are open for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2016!
 Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open. We’re looking for new, yet-to-launch startups to debut on the Disrupt Stage. For those of you who don’t yet know,...
06:13 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Skillz snags Chief Product Officer Bill Mooney from EA Mobile
 A San Francisco startup whose technology can turn any video game into a tournament played for cash prizes, Skillz, has a new Chief Product Officer, ex-Electronic Arts’ mobile vice presiden...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Fovo wants to help women shop by shape, not size
 One of the challenges with clothes shopping online is that it doesn’t mirror the real-world experience where you can try on items for fit. And even though a number of today’s retaile...
04:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Google app for iOS gets support for AMP and keyboard shortcuts
 Google launched an updated version of its Google app for iOS today. Typically, these are minor updates, but today’s version brings a couple of interesting new features to the app. The most...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Running Through Walls: Mightybells executive Gina Bianchini advises to focus on inputs
 Gina Bianchini on the startup life. Read More ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Want to display in Startup and Hardware Alley at Disrupt SF? Get your tickets now
 While we put the figurative closed sign on Disrupt NY just a few weeks ago, it’s never too early to start thinking about what’s next. Disrupt SF is still a few months away, but today...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Photomyne grabs $2.6 million to bring your old photos online
 If you have albums and shoeboxes stuffed withold photos, a startup called Photomyne wants to help you scan those photos, in order tobring them online where they can be saved and shared. Now the ...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch HP and MSI hope to convince you to carry a VR rig on your back like a Ghostbuster
 A number of companies seem to have a firm grasp on the headset bit, and while the controller aspect is certainly in flux, we’ve seen a handful ofcompelling solutions on that front. But wha...
12:17 pm GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Althea raises $3.5M to sell Korean beauty products online in Southeast Asia
 Althea, a Korea-based company that exports and sells cosmetics and beauty products to Southeast Asia, has closed a $3.5 million Series A round for expansion. Read More ...
11:25 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Japanese handmade marketplace Creema raises $10M
 Creema is latest handmade marketplace in Asia to raise new funding. The Japanese startup announced this week (link via Google Translate) that it has received 1.1 billion yen (about $10 million) ...
11:20 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Blendle adds apps for its pay-per-story news service in the US
 News delivery startup Blendle, which is applying a marketplace model to journalism offering pay-per-article reads from a range of different publishers, has launched iOS and Android apps in the U...
09:22 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Vietnam blocked access to Facebook during Obama visit
 This much-talked about Instagram photo wasn’t the only product of President Obama’s recent visit to Vietnam. The Southeast Asian country also cut access to Facebook while the head of...
08:44 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Jolla launches a community device program for its Sailfish mobile OS
 Just when you thought Finnish mobile OS maker Jolla had given up on making its own hardware, given its recent financing troubles which led to it having to shutter a planned tablet, it gets back ...
05:35 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is working rapidly to launch Apple Pay in more countries in Asia and Europe
 Apple Pay may only be available in a handful of countries right now, but the iPhone maker is working hard to extend the footprint of its digital payment services into new parts of the world. Rea...
05:18 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too
 Facebook’s advertising network is already a colossal business — it helped the social network bring in $5.38 billion in revenue during its most recent quarter alone — but it is ...
03:29 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Intel buys computer vision startup Itseez to improve navigation in self-driving cars
 Intel has acquired computer vision and machine learning startup Itseez to develop better navigation for self-driving cars. The value of the deal was undisclosed. Read More ...
03:13 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Quora loses its public face, Marc Bodnick
 Quora’s been at the Q&A game for 7 years now but still is only starting to monetize. It’s growing, but momentum could take a hit tonight as long-time head of business and communi...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Snapchat Raises 1.8 Billion Dollars
Snapchat raises 1.8 billion dollars, Microsoft and Facebook team up to build a trans-atlantic cable, Peter Thiel is trying to cripple Gawker, Reddit launches their own photo uploader, and Treat is an ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Snapchat Raises $1.8 Billion
Snapchat raises 1.8 billion dollars, Microsoft and Facebook team up to build a trans-atlantic cable, Peter Thiel is trying to cripple Gawker, Reddit launches their own photo uploader, and Treat is an ...
01:28 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing
 If you want to print something a few inches tall, extruded plastic is a good medium. But when you need something at the nanometer scale, DNA is a better bet — but who has the time to desig...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Teslas patent strategy opens the road to sustainability for transport and for itself
 What makes Tesla unique? How about everything. Mention patents to most people and their eyes glaze over. Worse, they think of patent “trolls” that some say are harming American busin...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch Gawkers Nick Denton to billionaire Peter Thiel: Lets take it outside (of court)
 Tech investor, billionaire and Donald Trump-backer Peter Thiel has been locked in a legal battle by proxy with GawkerMedia that amounts to a First Amendment test whichcould potentially put Gawke...
12:27 am GMT - Fri, May 27, 2016
Techcrunch ForcePhone adds pressure sensitivity to any phone using ultrasonics
 Force touch may be a feature exclusive to the latest iPhones, but something like it is now possible on pretty much any phone out there, thanks to research from engineers at the University of Mic...
11:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Will Twilio IPO reopen tech window?
 Twilio, the cloud communications platform, has revealed its IPO filing, signifying that it could enter the public markets as early as next month. If the company ends up going through with its pl...
11:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Will Twilio reopen tech IPO window?
 Twilio, the cloud communications platform, has revealed its IPO filing, signifying that it could enter the public markets as early as next month. If the company ends up going through with its pl...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch KitSplit brings its peer-to-peer, creative equipment rentals to Washington, D.C.
 KitSplit aims to help creative professionals rent the equipment they need, whether it’s basic video gear or something a little more high-tech, say a 360-degree camera or an Oculus Rift. Th...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter tunes into Spotify to soundtrack its audio cards
 Whistle while you tweet with the new partnership between Twitter and Spotify. Now you can listen to 30-second previews of songs in your timeline and Moments thanks to Twitter’s audio cards...
09:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch We want you to be the next Startup Battlefield Manager!
 TechCrunch is looking for a Startup Battlefield Manager! TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is the world’s preeminent startup competition and is at the very heart of Disrupt. At each e...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Bang & Olufsens Beoplay A1 packs a lot of sound into a little Bluetooth speaker
 Some days it’s hard to get excited about Bluetooth speakers. That’s not a statement of judgment, really, it’s just that the space has been flooded with a lot of like-minded dev...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Jury finds Googles implementation of Java in Android was fair use
 Software developers can breathe a massive sigh of relief — a jury found today that Google’s implementation of 37 Java APIs in Android qualified as fair use. However, Oracle attorneys...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch The omnichannel customer experience is poised to take off in regulated industries
 The omnichannel customer experience is nothing new, especially in the consumer and retail industries. Many companies and brands are using data and automation technologies to engage seamlessly wi...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch The circle is complete: Minecraft is getting a deathmatch mode
 Minecraft, a game that skyrocketed to unprecedented levels of popularity among all ages because of its open-ended gameplay, infinite worlds, and limitless possibilities for creation and collabor...
07:19 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Protect your pet with Treats on-demand vet visits
 Your pet gets sick and you don’t know what to do. Google has a thousand conflicting answers and it could be a week until you can get an appointment with a veterinarian. But Treat can let y...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb HotelTonight = new startup Overnight
 Need a place to crash last-minute but don’t want to pay for a pricey, cookie-cutter hotel? Overnight can hook you up with a local to stay with right away. Request a room and Overnight aver...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe is bringing content-aware cropping to Photoshop
 If you’ve every tried to crop a photo (and in the age of Instagram, who hasn’t?) or simply adjust the horizon line, you knowhow hard it can be to find just the right crop that allows...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Twitch launches Clips so gamers can quickly share short videos of their favorite moments
 Live streaming platform and gamer community Twitch is today launching a new feature that it hopes will help spread its content further afield. The company has now debuted Clips, a feature that l...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Wyper fancies itself the Tinder of car shopping
 The new iOS and Android app Wyper brings the swipe left-swipe right matchmaking magic of Tinder to car shopping. When I spoke with creator Aaron Rosenthal, the app had only been out of beta and ...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft and Facebook are building the fastest trans-Atlantic cable yet
 Here is some news you don’t read every day: Microsoft and Facebook today announced that they are teaming up to build a subsea cable across the Atlantic that will connect Virginia Beach, Vi...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch ACLU moves to join Microsoft lawsuit against Justice Department
 The American Civil Liberties Union wants to help Microsoft challenge government gag orders that prevent it from telling its customers when it receives warrants for their information. Microsoft s...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft could introduce not one, but two new Xbox One consoles
 Microsoft is playing catch up when it comes to console sales. But it looks like the company doesn’t want to give up on dedicated gaming consoles. According to multiple reports, Microsoft i...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Walgreens extends its developer efforts with two new APIs
 Walgreens (yes, that Walgreens — the one that also owns Duane Reade and is trying to buyRite Aid for $17.2 billion) has long offered a number of tools for developers who want to plug into ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch GitHubs diversity is just as bad as the rest of Silicon Valleys
 GitHub, the online repository startup, has released its first-ever diversity and inclusion report, revealing that it’s no different from the rest of tech companies in Silicon Valley and be...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Zolt helps you stay on the pulse with customized news summaries
 We get it, you’re a busy person, and life moves at 132 MPH. But you still want to keep your finger on the pulse, if for no other reason to not be completely out of the loop at the office w...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch 62 percent of U.S. adults get their news from social media, says report
 A new study from Pew Research claims that 62 percent of people get their news from social media, with 18 percent doing so very often. As expected, the top social media news source is Facebook. T...
04:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Skillshare books $12 million to take its education platform international
 Edtech startup Skillshare Inc. has raised a $12 million round of venture funding to grow its marketplace of “bite-sized, self-paced courses for creators,” according to founder and CE...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Front grabs $10 million to bring email to the next level
 It’s safe to say that email is broken. But a startup called Front wants to reinvent email, or at least make it suck less. Front started as a collaborative email service for companies so th...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch How ready is the Internet for IoT?
 We’re currently witnessing rapidly expanding product launches and sky-high elevated expectations from the emerging deployment of the Internet of Things in both personal and commercial doma...
03:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch FullContact launches a better alternative to your Macs built-in Contacts app
 Managing a large database of contacts can get messy, which is why a number of startups over the years have attempted to tackle this space with a wide variety of apps that attempt to streamline t...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Whats the point of virtual reality?
 VR needs content if it’s to be more than a flash in the early adopter pan. But it’s pretty clear that in the short term at least it’s not going to have a whole lot of compellin...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Netatmo launches new platform to make smart objects talk to each other
 French startup Netatmo just introduced a new developer platform called Netatmo Connect so that developers can build software and hardware integrations with Netatmo products. Netatmo sells weathe...
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Dish ships the HopperGo, a tiny little cloud player for TV on the run
 Originally announced at CES in January, the minuscule HopperGo is a 64GB USB drive with a built in wireless access point. The little device connects to your Dish Hopper 3 or Hopper 2 – ess...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendos first game Miitomo is turning into a ghost town
 Nintendo’s first smartphone application – thesocial game called Miitomo, which allows avatars to interact in a virtual world – may already be in decline, according to a new rep...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Qualtrics makes a small acquisition its first
 Qualtrics, a Provo, Utah, company whoseonline survey research platforms help 8,500 enterprise customers better understand both their employees and their customers, has made its first acquisition...
01:20 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Adding a YouTube integration, AmpMe raises $8 million for its app syncing phones into a single speaker system
 AmpMe, the Canadian app development company responsible for a syncing technology that links mobile devices into a networked speaker system, has raised $8 million in a new round of financing and ...
12:13 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Sonys PlayStation 4 races past 40M sales
 Sony continues to impress with the PS4 after the games console passed 40 million sales to date. Read More ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch GoDaddy made an app for entrepreneurs to get feedback on their startup ideas
 While most associateGoDaddywith domains, the companyhas become an integral part of supporting small businesses around the world. Whether this is by providing email hosting, website creation, or ...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Running Through Walls: Grand Rounds CEO on healthcare startups and hiring
 In this episode of Running Through Walls, I caught up with Grand Rounds CEO and co-founder Owen Tripp, one of the first successful technology entrepreneur crossovers to the fight against complex...
10:28 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch UK study quantifies Twitters misogyny problem
 Online abuse remains the big hairy monster in the room for platforms powered by user-generated content. Twitter especially has had some very sizable and public problems with problem users. A UK ...
09:59 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked pitch deck reveals revenues, user numbers
 Earlier this week, we reported that the messaging app startup Snapchat was raisingmore money. Now we have more updates for you.AnSECfiling is comingthroughtoday withinformation about Snapchat...
09:59 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers
 Earlier this week, we reported that the messaging app startup Snapchat was raisingmore money. Now we have more updates for you.AnSECfiling has been madetoday withinformation about Snapchat’...
09:23 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Lenovo admits its Motorola business has not met expectations
 Lenovo has admitted that it has failed to build on its acquisition of Motorola. The Chinese firm acquired the phone-maker from Google for $2.91 billion in late 2014 and, in its end-of-year earni...
09:05 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Indian startup ClearTax raises $2M from Founders Fund and Sequoia Capital
 ClearTax, a startup that wants to make filing taxes online in India easier, has added $2 million to its total funding just one month after announcing its angel round. Read More ...
07:48 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch New fantasy sports app SportsHero raises $2.4M ahead of planned Australia IPO
 SportsHero is a new app that lets sports fans dabble in match predictions and show their skills off against friends and other game-watchers. The app is made by the team behind Singapore-based Tr...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch HP unveils a bunch of new Omen gaming hardware
 To be fair, an omen isn’t necessarily a portent of negative things. If it was, we wouldn’t feel obligated to qualify it using words like “bad.” Still, the word carries wi...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Sherpa, a Spanish-language AI-based personal assistant, raises $6.5M
We’ve seen a bigrise of apps and bots, and a lot of them have something in common besides being based on artificial intelligence and machine learning: they are written for English-speaking users...
03:23 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Thiel says he decided several years ago to try to cripple Gawker
 Earlier today, we speculated that billionaire Peter Thiel may havesecretly financed a lawsuit to put Gawker Media out of business owing to a series of antagonistic stories about him written by G...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Xiaomi Unveils Their Drone
Microsoft lays off 1,850 people, Slack hits 3 million monthly users, Boom makes your music sound like its in surround sound, Xiaomi unveils their drone and Pokemon Go launches into Beta all this on Cr...
12:32 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Supercomputers supercharge NASAs simulated storms and improve hurricane forecasts
 Understanding the complex order behind the apparent chaos of a tropical storm or hurricane is no easy task, but it’s worthwhile to try — such storms deal death and destruction global...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the latest cohort of Acceleprise startups, and the apps they built to make work easier
 Acceleprise, a San Francisco-based accelerator for enterprise tech and software-as-a-service startups, held a Demo Day for its third cohort of companies today. The accelerator invests $50,000 in...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, May 26, 2016
Techcrunch How do you outsmart malware?
 The growth of data breaches in recent months and years is in large part because of the new generation of smart malware being developed on a daily basis. Malicious actors are constantly taking ad...
11:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch UK carrier Three says it will start trialling ad blocking next month with a 24-hour opt-in test
 Back in February, UK mobile carrier Three saidthat it would start to offer opt-in ad blocking technology from Shine on its network, potentially reaching 30 million customers. Now the companyis g...
11:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch U.K. carrier Three says it will start trialling ad blocking next month with a 24-hour opt-in test
 Back in February, U.K. mobile carrier Three saidit would start to offer on its networkopt-in ad blocking technology from Shine, potentially reaching 30 million customers. Now the companyis getti...
11:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Reddit launches image uploads, ditching alliance with Imgur
 Reddit never let you upload images, until now. That could dismantle Reddit’s informal alliance with image sharing community Imgur. That’s where Redditors would typically post their i...
11:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Reddit CTO Marty Weiner on building a home for the internets wildest community
 Critical to this major effort is Marty Weiner. Weiner joined the Reddit team this past summer as the company’s first-ever CTO, and he’s spent the past 10 months building out areas fo...
10:51 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Ripple is a Silicon Valley-based startup making milk from peas
 The Bay Area fosters a culture of forward thinkers and new ways to solve problems in our world, including in our food system.Ripple Foods is one such startup in Silicon Valley hoping to disrupt ...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce inks deal with AWS to expand international presence
 AWS announced today that it was expanding its relationship with Salesforce.com,with Salesforce namingthe cloud giant a preferred cloud provider. The agreement should help Salesforce increaseits ...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Nuhearas IQbuds are somewhere between wireless headphones and a hearing aid
 I went into the Nuheara demo not knowing what to expect. Not in the sense of, “How good will these be?” so much as, “I’m not exactly sure what these things do.” Lik...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX continues ambitious launchschedule with next mission, fifth one this year
 Less than a month after their last successful mission, SpaceX is back at it again. Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 5:40pm EST tomorrow with telecommunications sat...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Terrapattern is a neural net powered reverse image search for maps
 Terrapattern is a visual search engine that, from the moment you first use it, you wonder: why didn’t Google come up with this ten years ago? Click on a feature on the map — a baseba...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Terrapattern is reverse image search for maps, powered by a neural network
 Terrapattern is a visual search engine that, from the moment you first use it, you wonder: Why didn’t Google come up with this 10 years ago? Click on a feature on the map — a basebal...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch A lending case involving top VCs moves toward a trial
 Elevate, a venture-backed company that uses big data to assess loan applications from people with low credit scores, has been called out as a predatory lender, including in Fortune last year. On...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook will shut down FBX, its desktop ad exchange
 Facebook plans to shut down FBX, the ad exchange that allows advertisers to buy retargeted desktop ads using third-party tools like Criteo and AppNexus. The news was first reported in The Wall S...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Preparing for infrastructures of the future
 There are many abstract notions about what the future of infrastructure will look like, but the truth is that the future is staring companies in the face. The adoption of hybrid cloud models, co...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Heavy Internet use leads to school burnout in teens
 As if you didn’t need more proof that your darn kids need to get of the computer and into the back yard, researchers at the University of Helsinki and Department of Psychology have found t...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Google quietly discontinues the Nexus Player
 The Nexus Player may have been the best TV media player no one ever bought. Google and Asus introduced the Nexus Player back in November 2014. It was one of the first Android TV devices, and a m...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Austin and Seattle TC Pitch-off applications close in two weeks
 You have about two weeks to apply for the pitch-offs in Austin and Seattle, going down June 14 and June 16, respectively. Ten companies will have exactly 60 seconds each to pitch their wares to ...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon GO launches into beta in the U.S.
 Niantic Labs, the game maker thatwas spun out of Googlelast year following Google’s move to Alphabet, announced today that its new titlePokmon GO is now launching into beta in the U.S. Tho...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Slack now has 3 million users chatting it up on the service every day
 Slack has quite a lot of users that are logged-on to the chat service quite a lot of the time. The enterprisecommunicationapp published a little update on its company blog today announcing that ...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Magic Leap is giving 10 Twilio devs early access to its SDK
 Today Magic Leap founder/CEO Rony Abovitz made a new announcement—strangely via remote video feed at Twilio’s SIGNAL developer conference. Magic Leap are planning to integrate Twilio...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch For Peter Thiel, revenge on Gawker may have been a dish best served cold
 According to a Forbes report published last night, billionaire investor Peter Thiel has been quietly funding the casethat Hulk Hogan (whose real name isTerry Bollea) has brought against the onli...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Guccifer pleads guilty to hacking of American political figures
 A hacker who first exposed the existence of Hillary Clinton’s private email server and who found his way into accounts of several American political figures pleaded guilty to identity thef...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch More uncertainty over EU-US data flows as Irish DPA warns on legality of model contract clauses
 Another development in the slow unraveling of the legal regime governing EU-US data flows: the Irish data protection agency has warned that one of the mechanisms currently being used by thousand...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch More uncertainty over EU-U.S. data flows as Irish DPA warns on legality of model contract clauses
 Another development in the slow unraveling of the legal regime governing EU-U.S. data flows: the Irish data protection agency has warned that one of the mechanisms currently being used by thousa...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Uber taps Foursquares Places data so you never have to type an address again
 Foursquare and Uber have today announced a global partnership that would use Foursquare’s location data to let users type in a venue name (instead of address) when setting their destinatio...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Unfade saves your boxes of photographs from the claws of history
 We all have boxes and boxes worth of photographs from the days before digital photography, just begging to be rescued from obscurity. Unfade is a new app from theteam behind Scanbot to help phot...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Mt. Goxs trustee has finished examining claims for missing bitcoins
 A couple of years after bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox imploded, some former Mt. Gox users might finally get their bitcoins back. Tokyo’s court-appointed trustee in the Mt. Gox investigation has...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Twilios new Notify API helps developers reach users across SMS, push notifications and messaging apps
 Twilio today announced the launch of a new APIthat allows developers to orchestrate the push notifications, text messages and chats they want to send to their users. While Twilio previously offe...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Flipboard confirms it will get cut off from Instagram after the feed API ends this month
 As Instagram continues to make moves to strengthen its platform with more features to keep users visiting it and staying for longer, Instagram’sdecision to kill off its feeds APIon June 1 ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch New MoPub report aims to help publishers navigate the ad network landscape
 Mobile publishers need to work with at least a few different ad networks — that’s kind of the whole point of ad exchanges like Twitter-owned MoPub. Today the company is releasing a r...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Smart suitcase maker Bluesmart unveils luxury Black Edition
 Bluesmart, the makers of smart luggage with GPS and charging capabilities, has today introduced the latest in its line of luggage with the Black Edition. The Black Edition puts design top of min...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Alibaba faces U.S. investigation into its accounting practices
 Alibaba’s accounting methods are under investigation in the U.S.. The Chinese e-commerce giant, which went public in 2014 in the largest NYSE IPO in history, quietly disclosed that the SEC...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Affectiva raises $14 million to bring apps, robots emotional intelligence
 Affectiva, a startup developing “emotion recognition technology” that can read people’s moods from their facial expressions captured in digital videos, raised $14 million in a ...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch SimilarTech tells you whats powering any website, alerts web companies to new leads
 Over the years, developershave turned to resources like BuiltWith to help them figure out what technology is under the hood, powering today’s websites – including things like shoppin...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Boom makes your music sound boomin and/or slammin
 Boom for iOS is an app that changes your music, presumably for the better. The app is an equalizer that adds depth and bass to regular MP3 files, turning audio played through even the junkiest o...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Wavii founder and former Googler Adrian Aoun is working on a new healthcare startup, Forward
 Here’s a new startup to keep an eye on — Forward, which plansto use sensors and other technology to rethink the healthcare experience. What exactly does that mean? Well, it’s h...
01:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Europe eyes new rules for online platforms
 The European Union’s executive body has today set out a series of proposals for new rules that would apply to a broad range of online platforms, from the likes of YouTube to Google to eBay...
01:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomi unveils its first drone and it costs just $450 for a 4K video model
 Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi officially unveiled its first drone today, ending a week of teasers about it, and the low price of the product might bring some serious competition to the space. ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify seeks more personalized playlists after Discover Weekly finds 40M users
 Apple Music, Tidal, and until recently, Spotify, failed at music discovery because they stuck to a blog-style format. But Spotify has cracked the code with a Facebook News Feed-style personalize...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Demisto emerges from stealth with $6M Series A and smart bot to help automate security ops
 Demisto, a company founded by four security industry pros, emerged from stealth today with a pretty cool bot-driven security platform and $6 million in Series A. The round was led by Accel with ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch eero inks $50 million funding deal with Menlos Opportunity Fund, plans to sell products at Best Buy
 Just months after finally shipping its product to consumers, smart wireless routing system eero has pulled in a new $50 million in Series B growth funding from Menlo Ventures, as the first inves...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch EquipmentShare raises $5.5 million for peer-to-peer marketplace for heavy equipment
 To grow their peer-to-peer marketplace for construction equipment, Columbia, Missouri-based EquipmentShare has raised $5.5 million in a venture funding round led by Romulus Capital. Earlier, the...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Password and ID startup Dashlane, now with 5M users, raises $22.5M led by TransUnion
 Dashlane, the New York startupthat provides a platform forusers to manage their passwordsand online identity, has raised $22.5 million in funding and picked up a key strategic investor and partn...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Password management startup Dashlane, now with 5M users, raises $22.5M led by TransUnion
 Dashlane, the New York startupthat provides a platform forusers to manage their passwordsand online identity across multiple sites and apps, has raised a further $22.5 million in funding and pic...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Money transfer company TransferWise raises further $26M at $1.1B valuation
 After months of rumours, TransferWise, the London headquartered money transfer startup and fintech darling, has confirmed that it has raised a further round of funding.Described as ‘top-up...
11:31 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch ShoCard and SITA want to store your ID details on the blockchain to authenticate travelers
 ShoCard and SITA, the IT company for the air transport industry, have been working together on an interesting project. They’ve been looking at ways to store your ID details on the blockcha...
10:09 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch The UKs Deliverd launches Chef Box to take food delivery service nation-wide
 Deliverd, the U.K. startup thatsends you restaurant-prepared dishes that you reheat at home or work, is launching a new service today that will enable it to expand to most of the country. Read M...
09:27 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft is laying off 1,850 to streamline its smartphone business, takes $950M charge
 Following last week’s news of Microsoft selling off its feature phone businessfor $350 million, today Microsoft turned its attention to smartphones: the company announcedit would lay off 1...
09:21 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch UK surveillance bills controversial bulk powers to be reviewed
 The UK government has agreed to an independent review of so called “bulk collection” — aka mass surveillance — powers in proposed new surveillance legislation, one of the...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Tech in Brazil is booming despite the countrys political troubles
It was a balmy night in Rio de Janeiro and a pretty J.P. Morgan Private Wealth representative was buying drinks for newly paper-rich entrepreneurs. Nearby at the pool mingled investors who had flown i...
08:56 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung and SK Telecom to launch worlds first nationwide network for the Internet of Things in South Korea
 Samsung Electronics said today that it will partner with SK Telecom to build a LoRaWAN network for the Internet of Things that will cover all of South Korea. The two companies claim that this th...
08:44 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Operas shareholders greenlight $1.2B sale to Chinese consortium
 Browser maker Opera’s proposed $1.2 billion acquisition by a consortium of Chinese companies just took a major step towards completion after its shareholders voted in favor of the deal. Re...
06:02 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch UberEATS launches in Singapore, its first Asian city
 UberEATS, the ride-hailing app’s food delivery service, launched today in its first Asian market. Singaporeans can now download the standalone app, and order food from about 100 restaurant...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Twitter Changes 140-Character Limit
Twitter is changing its 140-character limit, VW is investing $300 million into Uber Rival Gett, King Bach launches app Bachify, Twilio launches a sim based service and Toyota makes a strategic investm...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch Nanomaterials could double efficiency of solar cells by converting waste heat into usable energy
 An experimental solar cell created by MIT researchers could massively increase the amount of power generated by a given area of panels, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste heat. Ev...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, May 25, 2016
Techcrunch The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture capital
 AR/VR is the new hotness. VCs invested $1.7 billion in the 12 months leading to March 2016, $1.2 billion of that in the first quarter of this year alone. There are four AR/VR unicorns already (M...
11:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch India flight tests new reusable space plane
 India has successfully completed their first smallstep toward joiningthe other players in the market of reusable spacecraft. On Monday, the Indian Space Research Organization (India’s vers...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch E Ink brings rich color to ePaper, but not to e-readers
 E Ink, maker of the ePaper displays found in many e-readers (maddening to have three different e prefixes in one sentence, but it’s unavoidable), announced a brand new type of reflective d...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Running Through Walls: Dynamic Signals Russ Fradin on how good businesses constantly pivot
 On Dynamic Signal’s early pivot and lessons learned from 25 rounds of venture funding. Read More ...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Apple prepping Siri SDK and Echo-like home assistant gadget
 Apple is preparing an SDK that would allow developers much greater access to Siri — and the improved assistant will power a stationary hub device like Amazon’s Echo. A report from Th...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch The business case for fighting climate change
 Chilling news regarding climate change continues to arrive on a regular basis, even as Antarctica warms dangerously and further troubling global symptoms emerge. It’s a shame global govern...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch The intelligent app ecosystem (is more than just bots!)
 Every successful new application built today will be an intelligent application. Read More ...
07:26 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and Toyota confirm strategic investment and auto leasing deal
 Rideshare wars just got even more interesting. Uber has confirmed a strategic investment and auto leasing deal from Toyota.“Toyota is a global leader in the automotive industry and Toyota ...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch ChargePoint raises $50 million to charge more cars
 ChargePoint announced this month that it had raised $50 million in its latest round of funding, thanks in large part to Linse Capital. That makes a total of $164 million raised from investors li...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft tries its hand at a news bot with Rowe
 Like everyone else these days, Microsoft sure loves its bots. Now, thecompany has rolled out its own news-finding bot called “Rowe,” who lives inside the latest version of Microsoft&...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Uber is testing a loyalty program that rewards riders with free trips
 Uber sent an email to LA riders yesterday announcing they are doing a temporary promotion that looks very much like a loyalty program. Each UberBLACK ride taken will give riders 200 points, and ...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Reddits head of community leaves after nine months
 About nine months after taking on the role of head of community management at Reddit, Kristine Fasnacht (u/krispykrackers) has left the company.In a post titled, “Admin released from capti...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Ex-Facebook designers climb charts with adorable game Pinchworm
 Funky physics and controls make mobile games fun. You tap against gravity in Flappy Bird, fling on a trajectory in Angry Birds, and press to maintain momentum in Tiny Wings. So when two of Faceb...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Placemeters urban intelligence platform gets smarter
 Placemeter helps businesses and municipalities measure what’s happening in front of their stores, on their streets and in their parks.In its first iteration, the service, which relies on r...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Gullu turns drinking water into a game for kids
 Through the power of smart sensors and the magic of the cloud, parched children is on its way to become a thing of the past — at least, if the Gullu team have anything to say in the matter...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch King Bach launches Bachify, a photo editing app for the social media obsessed
 Andrew Bachelor (better known as King Bach on Vine, where he has more than 15 million followers) has just launched Bachify,his own iOS-based photo-editing app. The genesis of the app was an issu...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Twilio ramps up mobile play with programmable SIMs for IoT and handsets with T-Mobile
 Twilio stormed into the telecoms market several years ago with a set of services that turned core communications featuresonce controlled by carriers, like text messages and phones numbers, into ...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Twilio launches add-on marketplace
 Twilio today announced the launch of its add-ons marketplace. Using these add-ons, developers who use Twilio’s API to power the messaging features of their apps and services can easilycomb...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Zesty hires Nate Keller, Will Douillet to ramp up healthy corporate catering
 Food delivery startup Zesty is rolling out its office catering service beyond San Francisco to locations throughout the Silicon Valley peninsula, and has brought on two food and hospitality exec...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch BigID takes $2.1M to help enterprises grok customer data privacy risks
 The risks for businesses associated with storing and processing the personal data of their customers are growing as data volumes continue to increase and regulators sharpen their claws over data...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch 24 more characters, for better and worse
 Today Twitter redefined its laws of physics. But while it’s posed as a simplification of the 140-character rule, the change will reshape information density, conversation style and self-pr...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Google makes big changes to its ad products
 Google’s AdWords is getting a makeover. The search giant announced today that they have made several updates to make its advertising tools more suitable for mobile. With an emphasis on loc...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Fast-growing online dollar store Hollar launches its own private label goods
 Amid the shift of commerce to online stores like Amazon, one huge segment of the industry has been overlooked: dollar stores. Many assumed that’s because with retailprice points that low, ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Scoop raises $5.1 million seed round for enterprise carpooling service
 Scoop, a corporate carpooling service that works with companies like Tesla, Twitter and Cisco, has raised a $5.1 million round of funding led by Signia Venture Partners with participation from I...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Student tickets to Disrupt SF 2016 are now available
 While it may seem like we just wrapped up in the Big Apple, TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 will be here before you can say “how do you do, fellow kids?” We will once again be giving coll...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Ex-Googlers raise $2.5 million for Pattern, a friendly workspace for salespeople
 Pattern, a year-old, Redwood City, Ca.-based startup, wants to become a kind ofexternal brain that lightens the load of managing customer relationships for salespeople. Felicis Ventures, SoftTec...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch VW invests $300M in Uber rival Gett in new ride-sharing partnership
 The on-demand transportation service continues to heat up, and today the spotlight is shining on a New York startup whose business is based primarily in Europe. Gett, a cab-hailing startupwith o...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch A VHS-era privacy law in the Digital Age
 As demonstrated by the overwhelming bipartisan support to overhaul the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, privacy laws passed in the 1980s are difficult to apply to today’s technology....
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Dear startups, focus on the steak, not the sizzle
 We are once again learning the old lesson that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably shouldn’t get a SaaS multiple. Read More ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter moves away from 140 characters, ditches confusing and restrictive rules
 Partially confirming earlier reports, Twitter announced this morning plans that will begin to distance it from its strict adherence to the rule that tweets can only contain 140 characters. The c...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Pebble announces two new watches and the Core, a pocket computer for runners
 “This is Pebble Core,” Eric Migicovsky says with a smile. “It’s our first non-watch product. The simplest way to explain it is that it’s a computer that fits on you...
01:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Scientists discover a method for healing certain solar cells with intense light
 Sometimes in science the answer is right there in front of your nose the whole time. Like, say, when the issue of limitations in a solar technology can be addressed with, of all things, light. O...
01:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Otterboxs new case offers a battery, speakers, Square reader and other swappable functionality
 I spotted an Otterbox case on the train ride in this morning that more or less confirmed my feelings about the company’s products: big, bulky and protective. Swaddling one’s phone in...
01:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Newark Venture Partners wants to attract talent to Jersey with NVP Labs accelerator
 Fresh on the heels of the launch of Tech:NYC, Jersey is getting in on the action with the unveiling of Newark Venture Partners new incubator, NVP Labs. Over the next five years, NVP has plans to...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch SigFig locks in big banking partners for its tech-enhanced advisory services with $40 million round
 SigFig, the developer of tech-enabledfinancial advisory services products, has raised $40 million from the ventureinvestment arms of a slew of big banks. The new round is a testament to the comp...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Varsity Tutors, the online platform for learning, launches a mobile app
 Varsity Tutors, the online platform that lets top-of-the-line tutors connect with students who need some brushing up, has today launched a native mobile app.Back in 2012, the company started by ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch 42: the answer to life, the universe, and education
 “We believe that IT has nothing to do with math and physics … it is more artistic than scientific,” says Nicolas Sadirac, as he cheerfully slaughters whole herds of sacred cows...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Other Machine Co. introduces a Pro version of its desktop CNC electronics mill
 OtherMachineCo.CEO Danielle Applestone is audibly excited. She has something she really wants to show me during our video chat before she gets down to the proper business of firing up her demo. ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Bloomz raises $2.3 million to connect teachers and students families
 Education tech startup Bloomz has raised $2.3 million in seed funding for an app that connects teachers and parents, securely. The company’s app features tools that help teachers push upda...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Google office in Paris is being raided for tax noncompliance, reports say
 This story has been going on for years, but it looks like France’s equivalent of the IRS (Direction gnrale des finances) wants more proofs. According to Le Monde and Le Parisien, Google...
12:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch OnePlus gives away 30,000 VR headsets ahead of latest smartphone launch
 OnePlus is making another push into VR after it announced plans to run the launch of its next smartphone in virtual reality (again), with a shopping experience to match. The China-based firm jum...
12:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Menu Next Door grabs $2 million for its home cooking platform
 Menu Next Door just raised $2 million (1.75 million) from Index Ventures, Local Globe, Kima Ventures and TheFamily. The startup is all about home cooking, literally. On Menu Next Door, you can e...
11:36 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch What Silicon Valley can do about cyber threats
 Cyber security continues to infiltrate our daily news feeds and make headlines on a regular basis. It’s touched our most iconic companies such as Apple and it has risen to the forefront of...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Pepper the robots next job is Pizza Hut cashier
 You gotta hand it to Pepper. Even in the face of worldwide economic woes, Softbank’s plucky little robot has never had an issue holding down a job. The ‘bot’s latest gig isn...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch L.A. Has a New Later-Stage Firm in March Capital Partners
 L.A. has a new venture firm in March Capital Partners, a $240 million fund thathas a few tricks up its sleeve. For starters, though itinvests in both Southern and Northern California, it conside...
11:18 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Sony says annual earnings will be hurt by last months Kumamoto earthquake
 Sony warned that its annual earnings will be lower than expected as it recovers from an earthquake that struck the south of Japan last month. The company had previously delayed its forecast for ...
11:09 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Wrios roomier keyboard app launches on Android, iOS
 There have been many attempts to update keyboards for the digital era and speed up typing by rethinking the antique Qwerty layout. Problem is you’re going up against muscle memory, and res...
10:59 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Report: Southeast Asias internet economy to grow to $200B by 2025
 There isn’t a lot of data on the potential of technology in Southeast Asia, which is why many in the industry have been excitedly flipping through a new report released today by Singaporea...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Multi-cloud security startup vArmour raises $41M more, led in part by new strategic Telstra
 vArmour — a startup that offers security solutionsspecifically aimed at enterprises that run services and apps across multiple clouds — has raised $41 million in a Series D round of ...
09:53 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Taipei-based startup Woomoo acqui-hired by Priceline
 Woomoo, the startup behind app prototyping tool POP, has been acqui-hired by Priceline. All six of the company’s employees have relocated from Taipei, where Woomoo was based, to Bangkok to...
09:12 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch NuTonomy raises $16M to make self-driving taxis a reality by 2018
 Another week, another story about a promising independent self-driving vehicle company. Last week, Otto came out of stealth to offer autonomous technology for trucks, and today MIT spinoff NuTon...
09:10 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Get popcorn and watch T&Cs for 30 apps being read aloud over 24 hours
 Terms and conditions suck, as we’ve said before. They are designed to be impenetrably unreadable to convince app users not to bother. The ‘Click here to AGREE’ button might as ...
08:48 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch eBay buys Spains Ticketbis for $165M to expand StubHub into Europe, Latin America, Asia
 While EBay continues to build out its core marketplace for physical goods, it’s also investing to expand its other businesses and brands, too. Today the company announced that it has acqui...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch The new MacBook Pro could feature a Touch ID sensor and an OLED mini screen
 Rumor has it that Apple is about to update the MacBook Pro with a retina display in the coming months. And according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities and 9to5mac, i...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Buy tickets for our Meetup and Pitch-off in Stockholm on June 7!
 Applications are now closed for startups who wantto pitch on stage at the TechCrunch Stockholm Meetup and Pitch-off on June 7. Whether you’re on stage or not, we’d love to see you th...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch TourRadar locates $6M Series A for its travel tour booking site
 Founded by Australian brothers Travis and Shawn Pittman but relocated to Austria of all places, TourRadar, the travel tour booking site, seems to be on a roll. The startup has just closed $6 mil...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Atlassian launches Bitbucket Pipelines
 Atlassian is hosting its annual developer conferencenot too far from my favorite absinthe barthis week. During its keynote, the company today announced a number of new products and updates, all ...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Crays latest supercomputer runs OpenStack and open source big data tools
 Cray has always been associated with speed and power and its latest computing beast called the Cray Urika-GX systemhas been designed specifically for big data workloads. What’s more, it ru...
05:22 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Southeast Asia financial comparison startup Jirnexu lands $3M to expand to digital banking services
 Malaysia-based fintech startup Saving Plus has closed a $3 million Series A round and renamed itself as Jirnexu. Read More ...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Can startups disrupt the $20 billion cyber insurance market?
 Over the past few years, cyber insurance markets have been growing at between 25-50 percent CAGR each year. According to The Betterley Report 2015, annual policy premiums are approaching $2.75 b...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Skip to Good Parts in Facebook Live
Today’s StoriesSpotify family plan is now cheaper, $14.99 for up to 6 peopleFacebook Live lets you skip to the good partComparably launches Glassdoor competitor that filters employee reviews by ...
01:02 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Non-profit RideAustin looks to fill void left by Uber and Lyft
 Charity or opportunism? It’s so hard to tell, sometimes. In RideAustin’s case, it looks to be a bit of both. It’s a non-profit car-for-hire service that’s happy to abide ...
12:08 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Utah representatives want to install porn blockers on all cell phones
 Utah Senator Todd Weiler has proposed a bill to rid the state of porn by adding Internet filters and anti-porn software on all cell phones and requiring citizens to opt-in before viewing porn on...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, May 24, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix touts Disney partnership to remind U.S. subscribers it still has movies
 In the midst of a quest to become an international video streaming success, Netflix has been drawing criticism from core, U.S. customers who say its film and TV library — beyond original s...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Google and Oracle present closing arguments in battle over Java
 Attorneys for Oracle and Google presented their closing arguments today in a lawsuit over Google’s use of Java APIs owned by Oracle in Android. Oracle accused Google of stealing a collecti...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Sources: Snapchat is raising more money at about a $20 billion valuation
 Snapchat may have firstmade its name in the crowded world of mobile apps with anephemeral messaging service, but the startup and its wildly popularapp arenotdisappearing anywhere soon. TechCrunc...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat is raising more money around $20 billion valuation
 Snapchat may have firstmade its name in the crowded world of mobile apps with anephemeral messaging service, but the startup and its wildly popularapp arenotdisappearing anywhere soon. TechCrunc...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook denies bias in Trending Topics, but vows changes anyway
 Facebook responded today to official queries regarding its Trending Topics feature, specifically allegations made over the last few weeks that the team responsible for it was deliberately suppre...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch 800M Facebook users see automatic language translation each month
 Machine learning is accomplishing Facebook’s mission of connecting the world across language barriers. Facebook is now serving 2 billion text translations per day. Facebook can translate a...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch 800M Facebook users see automatic language translations each month
 Machine learning is accomplishing Facebook’s mission of connecting the world across language barriers. Facebook is now serving 2 billion text translations per day. Facebook can translate a...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook ditches Bing, 800M users now see its own AI text translations
 Machine learning is accomplishing Facebook’s mission of connecting the world across language barriers. Facebook is now serving 2 billion text translations per day. Facebook can translate a...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Cook admits prices are high for iPhones in India
 Apple CEO Tim Cook made an uncharacteristic admission today in an interview with Indian news channel NDTV — that iPhones are too expensive. He immediately qualified it, and the context rea...
08:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch How to get a show on TechCrunch
 I’m pretty excited and happy to announce that today I’m taking over Crunch Report. “I am the captain now.” I edited over 150 episodes of Crunch Report back when Sarah Lan...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Ex-Twitter VP Brian Skip Schipper lands at Yext
 In January, Twitter revealed that several of its key executives were leaving the company. We learned that former product head Kevin Weil landed at Instagram, and now Brian “Skip” Sch...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Lyft will now let you schedule trips ahead of time
 Ridesharing platform Lyft heard the people and the people wanted to schedule rides ahead of time. Starting today, Lyft is adding a new feature to let you schedule in advancethat ride to the airp...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch We need more driverless car accidents
 A driverless car was involved in a traffic accident on a California city street earlier this year. No one was hurt in the small fender bender, but the accident does signal we are making incredib...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch ZModos Pivot gives you 24/7 monitoring on the cheap
 We’ve come a long way from the days of pale beige IP webcams with wonky interfaces and limited recording times. Today’s webcams, like the ZModo Pivot, are motion-sensing, low-light s...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook enables Continuous Live Video to power puppycams and more
 Live mobile video is evolving beyond selfie-stream rants and citizen journalism. Facebook will now allow non-stop, long-form broadcasting as long as the creators don’t mind that they won&#...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Spice up your Snapchats with Stickers, not just emoji
 Snapchat just rolled out an update that lets users decorate their Snaps with the 200+ stickers they released aspart of Chat 2.0.The new feature worksexactly like emojis – they even live in...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Spice up your Snapchats with Stickers, not just emojis
 Snapchat just rolled out an update that lets users decorate their Snaps with the 200+ stickers they released aspart of Chat 2.0.The new feature worksexactly like emojis — they even live in...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon no longer offers refunds on anything but TVs
 Amazon has quietly ended its price protectionpolicy on all products except for televisions. The change to the company’s policy comes at a time when ahandful of startups have launchedto hel...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon no longer offers price match refunds on anything but TVs
 Amazon has quietly ended its price protectionpolicy on all products except for televisions. The change to the company’s policy comes at a time when ahandful of startups have launchedto hel...
06:37 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Penny raises $1.2M in seed funding for its personal finance bot
 Penny, a personal finance botwe reviewed last fall, has raised $1.2M in seed funding from Social Capital. As a refresher, the app offers a chat-based interfacethat offersadvice tailored to your ...
06:13 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part
 Facebook’s newest feature could fundamentally change how you watch video. Until now, you either sat through a video until it got too boring, waited for the interesting part, or fast-forwar...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch SyndicateRoom raises $4.5M Series A to push for growth in equity capital markets
 SyndicateRoom today announced a 3.1m ($4.5m) Series A from a number of heavy-hitting angel investors. The round was led by Abcam founder Jonathan Milner, who noted he is excited about the compa...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Kleiner is raising two new funds totaling upwards of $1.3 billion
 Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,long a leading venture firm, is talking with investors about two new funds that would total roughly $1.3 billion, CNBC reported earlier today and TechCrunch ...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Zzish wants to make it easier to create educational apps and use them in the classroom
 London-based edtech startup Zzish is on a mission to unlock the potential of apps for learning, by making it easier to first create educational apps and then use them properly in the classroom. ...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Wickr Foundation invests in Whistler, an app dedicated to helping activists and citizen reporters
 Earlier today at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the Wickr Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to private communication and uncensored information, announced its first investment in a new se...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Get ready for the Xiaomi drone
 On Wednesday, Xiaomi is going to unveil a new product. While details are still thin, it looks like the electronics company is about to announce a drone.Xiaomi is a well-known phone manufacturer....
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Instagrams code hints at option to pay to boost posts
 We’ve known for some time that Instagram will soon be introducing business profiles, analytics, and features intended to improve the ad-buying experience on the Facebook-owned photo sharin...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook just bought VR audio company Two Big Ears and is making their tech free to developers
 Facebook is continuing to devote resources to fine-tuning how 3D audio impacts viewer perceptions in virtual reality.Today, the social media giant and Oculus parent companyannounced that they ha...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Comparably launches Glassdoor competitor that filters employee reviews by race and gender
 Comparably, the site that originally launched as a compensation data and culture platform, is officially getting into Glassdoor’s territory with the launch of a company employee reviewsfea...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Steve The Jumping Dinosaur, the iOS Notification Center game, acquired by Genera Games
 When Ivn De Cabo hacked together ‘Steve – The Jumping Dinosaur‘, the super casual game playable from within the iOS Notification Center game, he had no idea what would happen n...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch SeamlessDocs raises $7 million Series B to help governments go digital
 SeamlessDocs, the startup that helps governments move all their forms online, has today announced the close of a $7 million Series B funding round led by Motorola Solutions. Other participants i...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch E3 launches new side event to stay relevant and avoid dying
 It’s hard to compete with PAX. While E3 is still considered as the most important gaming event of the year, video game publishers are slowly but surely spending less time and money for the...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch The crazy dream of modular smartphones
 File it under ‘it seemed great on paper’… but Google’s project Ara modular smartphone concept is — for all intents and purposes — dead. If you want to be a li...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Google plans to bring password-free logins to Android apps by year-end
 Google’splan to eliminate passwords in favor of systems that take into account a combination ofsignals – like your typing patterns, your walking patterns, your current location, and ...
02:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch New subscription service Circle Go lets parents manage kids devices outside the home
 The company behind a device that helps parents enforce theirhome’s internet rules and restrictions, Circle with Disney, launched last winter in partnership with Disney for its included med...
02:13 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Waterstones outsources its e-books biz to Kobo in a bid against Amazon
 Kobo, the e-reading serviceowned by Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten, has notched up one more key brand among those that turning to the companyto build out their e-books business in a coll...
02:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Ziro is a nifty hand-controlled robotics kit for kids
 Meet Ziro, a robotics kit that lets you build all sorts of vehicles using a few motors, a smartphone, a glove and your imagination. Ziro’s default kit comes with four wireless motors and e...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch This iPhone-only professional photographer is the future of sports photography
 Picturea professional sports photographer. What do you see? Someone in a beige vest hidden behindagiant, telescopic camerastationed in the back of an end zone? How about someone standing in a th...
01:44 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify family plan is now cheaper, $14.99 for up to 6 people
 Spotify is catching up with the competition when it comes to family plans. Like Apple Music and Google Play Music, families can now subscribe to Spotify Premium for $14.99 per month and get six ...
01:29 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Toyota and Dean Kamen are bringing back the iBOT motorized, stair-climbing wheelchair
 There’s no question the iBOT was ahead of its time. In fact, it’s a jarring to see photos from more than a decade and half ago with inventor Dean Kamen seated in the motorized wheelc...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Why owning your cable box wont kill your favorite shows
 A funny thing happens when the Federal Communications Commission moves to introduce competition into a consumer market. The industry, once so accustomed to acting the monopoly or duopoly in its ...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Tencent reportedly eyes majority stake in Supercell, plans tie-ups with Publicis, LVMH
 China’s Internet giant Tencent has beenexpanding its international reach in areas like games and advertising, and as part of that, the company is picking up its dealmaking in Europe. The W...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Manu Kumar on how venture capitalists manage their time
 To get an accurate view of how VCs spend their time, we surveyed 100 investors from The Twenty Minute VC to determine the most efficient time allocation. Read More ...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch 3nder adds a 1 for your Tinder adventures
 If swiping left and right for your next adventure is starting to feel a bit last year, the team behind 3nder has a trick up its proverbial wizard’s sleeve. The app — arriving for And...
10:36 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Hackajob wants to help you hire better technical talent
 Hackajob, the Techstars London alumni, claims to have built a platform to make hiring technical talent more “intelligent and data-driven”. Read More ...
09:52 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch 500 Startups and Seedcamp back hairdresser booking app Rock Pamper Scissors
 London-based hairdresser booking app Rock Pamper Scissors has picked up 1.2 million in backing from U.S.-based 500 Startups and European pre-seed and seed investor Seedcamp, alongside various an...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch Jaybirds Freedom headphones bring Bluetooth earbuds a step closer to mainstream
 At a glance Wireless Four-hour battery life New EQ app $200 Pros Compact design Comfortable fit Good sound Cons Mediocre battery Some connectivity issues The search for the perfect pair of Bluet...
06:43 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch India-based food delivery startup TinyOwl reportedly shuts down in all cities except Mumbai
 TinyOwl, a India-based restaurant delivery service that has raised more than $27 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners, has reportedly stopped service in all citie...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch How will marketplace lending become a mainstream investment asset class?
 A friend who recently started his own business couldn’t obtain a mortgage from three banks. I suggested he try marketplace lending platforms like SoFi to take advantage of the ongoing inno...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, May 23, 2016
Techcrunch With Twitters NFL deal, social networks can take on traditional broadcasters at last
 For years, the media industry has speculated, somewhat worriedly, that big tech companies wanted to branch out, to take on the TV companies – to acquire rights to premium content. By and l...
11:35 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: Freada Kapor Klein on fixing techs gender problem
 Companies that focus on diversity will succeed, because hiring women and minorities makes business sense. But it’s not easy. Scientific research is showing that our brains are hardwired to...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2016
Techcrunch How storage is changing in the age of big data
 Have you ever tracked all the ways you use data in a single day? How many of your calories, activities, tasks, messages, projects, correspondences, records and more are saved and accessed throug...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2016
Techcrunch The mercurial nature of P2P lending
 The meteoric rise of e-lending platforms attracted a lot of interest among investors and entrepreneurs. Lending Club and OnDeck have already become public companies, and their competitors, such ...
03:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2016
Techcrunch Africa is becoming a testbed for commercial drone services
 UPS recently entered into a partnership with Zipline, a medical drone delivery startup, to begin aerial transport of healthcare supplies in Rwanda. Read More ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2016
Techcrunch Why Google beat Yahoo in the war for the Internet
 As we witness what may be the final days of Yahoo as an independent business, consider how just a decade ago it was running neck-and-neck with Google, now one of the world’s largest compan...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Rubber Room
 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 20, 2016. Google provides notifications catnip via Firebase, I spend the weekend st...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 22, 2016
Techcrunch All the cool kids are doing Ethereum now
 In the beginning the Prophet Satoshi brought us Bitcoin. And the cryptogeeks and libertarians looked upon it, and said lo, we smile upon this, for it is good, and decentralized, and solves the B...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, May 22, 2016
Techcrunch Startups to Congress: Strong data security keeps us competitive
 Over the past few weeks, Twilio has had the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staff who have taken on the difficult task of balancing security and privacy. We were struck by...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, May 22, 2016
Techcrunch The rise of APIs
 It’s been almost five years since we heard that “software is eating the world.” The number of SaaS applications has exploded and there is a rising wave of software innovation i...
10:06 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2016
Techcrunch Camellia Labs debuts single-cup chai brewer, Chime
 In the world of kitchen appliances, everyone wants to be the next Keurig, it seems. First, there were single-cup coffee brewers that followed and claimed to be better than Keurig, from Nespresso...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2016
Techcrunch The wide world of e-sports
 I played a lot of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty online when it launched. And by that I mean a lot. I inevitably drifted into watching streams of other players competing in order to improve my g...
06:51 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2016
Techcrunch Technotopia: Haseeb Awan on why the sun is rising on Asian startups
 This week’s Technotopia features Haseeb Awan, founder of a YC bitcoins startup who is creating a new way to reduce currency volatility. Haseeb is pretty bearish on the current financial ma...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 21, 2016
Techcrunch How Prince and Bowie started streaming music services
 In the wake of Prince’s untimely death, more and more stories have been revealed about his secret life of good works: anonymous checks, civil rights activism, charity concerts, etc. But I&...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, May 21, 2016
Techcrunch Reshaping human health and changing lives through gene editing
 Gene editing is going to fundamentally change our lives and how we traditionally think about health throughout the first half of the 21st century. The question isn’t “When will gene ...
12:40 am GMT - Sat, May 21, 2016
Techcrunch SPiN ping pong club premieres its San Francisco location
 It’s no secret that San Francisco tech loves ping pong. Table tennis has become a must-have for programmers stepping away from their computers to blow off steam. Indeed, it’s most st...
10:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Nokia confirms another 1,000 layoffs in Finland
 As a late Friday coda to this week’s news of Nokia’s old feature phone business getting soldonce again, todayNokia quietly confirmedit is layingoff 1,032 employees in its home market...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Elizabeth Warren takes on the so-called gig economy in speech
 Senator Elizabeth Warren has some choice words for Uber, TaskRabbit, Alfred and all the other companies taking part in the “so-called gig economy,” as she put it in a speech Thursday...
09:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter and Betaworks are teaming up in a new fund
 We’re hearing from multiple sources that there’s a new fund coming out of Betaworks, andTwitter is chipping money into it. Twitter is investing at least $10 million in the new fund, ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Startup spending guide: Where to spend money
 There is no shortage of advice when it comes to which tools software companies should use to run their businesses. We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups̶...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Metadata raises $2M to help advertisers target users who resemble their existing sales leads
 Ad-targeting startup Metadata announcedit has raised $2 million in seed funding. Co-founder and CEO Gil Allouche said the company’s technology offers an effective way for businesses that s...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Checking the markets temperature with Bains Ajay Agarwal
 Ajay Agarwal leads the West Coast team forBain Capital Ventures, which he joined 13 years ago. (He’s seen some market zigs and zags, in other words.) Wegrabbed coffee withhim earlier this ...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.20.16
Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today, May 20 2016, starting at 1pmPT/4pmET.Our live chat stream during the show bro...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.20.16
 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today, May 20 2016, starting at 1pmPT/4pmET.Our live chat stream during the sh...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Lenovo video teases return of Motorolas iconic RAZR flip phone
 Motorola’s RAZR surely stands as one of the most recognizable phones of yesteryear (although myself I preferred the Samsung Trace) — and while the brand has been desultorily maintain...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch FlashFunders relaunches with crowdfunding support with the pass of Title III of the JOBS Act
 In the wake of the passing of Title III of the JOBS Act, crowdfunding equity platform FlashFunders has relaunched its site with new features. The new features allow users to crowdfund investment...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Paul Bragiel is back with a new venture firm
 Paul Bragiel, theventure capitalist who made an unsuccessful run at qualifying for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as lone member of the Colombian cross-country ski team, is forming a new, San Fr...
06:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Googles new 360-degree short Pearl puts you in the passenger seat with dad and daughter
 It’s Friday, so you can probably spare a few minutes to watch a heartwarming little 360-degree animated film, the latest in Google’s “Spotlight Stories.” This one, entitl...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google demos Project Ara developer unit, plans for a 2017 commercial release
 It’s been a little while since we’ve heard much aboutProject Ara, but Google wasn’t going to let an I/O go by without shedding a little more light on the much discussed (and fo...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Googles ATAP is bringing its Project Soli radar sensor to smartwatches and speakers
 Every year at I/O, Google’s ATAP division, which is responsible for turning some of the company’s crazier ideas into products, organizes its own small keynote. This year, the company...
05:31 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google and Levis team up on a connected jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps, and more
 At Google’s I/O conference today, Google’s Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) research unitoffered an update on its interactive textiles project announced last ye...
05:31 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google and Levis team up on a connected jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps and more
 At Google’s I/O conference today, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) research unitoffered an update on its interactive textiles project unveiled last year, Project Jacq...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 This week, announcements from Google’s annual I/O developer conference dominated tech headlines. But Oracle and Google are back in court, Apple unveiled a new redesigned store in SF and we...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit finally gets design with the Alta sports tracker
 For me, fitness trackers are all about motivation. I used to go for a run every single day, and then quit, and then went to yoga every single day, and then I did nothing every single day. Now, a...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Indiegogo improves crowdfunding with a stamp of approval for hardware projects
 One of the biggest challenges of a hardware crowdfunding campaign is delivering in a timely fashion. Indiegogo knows that better than most, and is teaming up with Arrow Electronics to help entre...
02:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft brings Skype to businesses iOS and Android apps
 Microsoft is further opening up Skype to businesses. On Thursday, the company launched its Skype for Business SDK – tools which allow iOS and Android developers to integrate Skype’s ...
02:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch US agency issues privacy guidance for drone operators
 The NTIA has published best practice privacy guidelines for the use of commercial and non-commercial drones to gather personally identifiable data. The guidance was agreed by all the various sta...
01:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Purism builds a secure tablet with physical wi-fi and camera switches
 Purism, proud makers of one of the first truly open laptops, is moving into the world of pro-level tablets. Their latest product, the Librem 11, is a tablet that runs any GNU/Linux version (they...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Is the new normal really new?
 I’ve been hearing a lot lately about “The New Normal” for VC-backed technology companies. It’s not just in the popular press headlines. Nearly every conversation I have w...
11:54 am GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Minecraft is headed to China
 Microsoft is bringing Minecraft, the insanely popular game it acquired when it bought Mojang for $2.5 billion, to China. Read More ...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch The Europas Its time for different type of tech conference
 Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other ...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch The Europas Its time for a different type of tech conference
 Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other ...
07:32 am GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch IMAX to open VR experience centers worldwide and develop its own VR camera
 IMAX, one company that has pushed cinema technology forward, is preparing to toss its hat into the virtual reality ring with a set of new initiatives. Read More ...
05:54 am GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Singapores Jungle Ventures brings on three new operating partners
 Jungle Ventures, the Singapore-based VC firm that launched a $100 million fund last year, has recruited three new operating partners to its team. Michael Smith comes from streaming service HOOQ,...
05:28 am GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Pay strikes partnership with Chinese online payment giant Alipay
 Samsung announced today that it has cemented a deal that will make Alipay, China’s largest online payments platform, available through Samsung Pay. Read More ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Houzz wins Best App at the inaugural Google Play Awards
 Interior design and decorating resource Houzz is the overall best Android app of the year, according to Google, which this evening announced the results of thefirst-ever Google Play Awards at it...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, May 20, 2016
Techcrunch Its time to remove serial entrepreneur from our vocabulary
 In today’s tech-driven business world, the title “serial entrepreneur” is a coveted badge of honor. It’s easy to understand the appeal of the phrase. It suggests that som...
11:40 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Google engineer says hell push for default end-to-end encryption in Allo
 After Google’s decision not to provide end-to-end encryption by default in its new chat app, Allo, raised questions about the balance of security and effective artificial intelligence, one...
11:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch UberMedia connects cross-channel ad impressions to actual store visits
 Mobile ad company UberMedia is expanding its measurement and attribution business in a big way. You may remember UberMedia as the company that owns social apps like Echofon and UberSocial. While...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch FireChat Alerts could help spread vital information in offline and disaster-stricken areas
 Decentralized chat app FireChat is adding a new feature that could help disseminate critical info like storm warnings, health advisories and so on when the normal communications grid is down. Tr...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch 3D-printed bespoke wheelchair debuts at Design Week in London
 For all their being motion-enabling platforms, wheelchairs are themselves rather static. A frame of steel and aluminum supporting foam-filled leather or plastic, with a handful of settings that ...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Chemists create an app that can tell if your beer is skunked
 Bummer, dude! That’s what you say when you find out that your whole keg of Heiney is totally skunked but it doesn’t matter because you’ll totally still drink it after you finis...
09:25 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch The Withings Go shows promise, but is mostly a non-starter
 Drop the price $20 and add a bit more functionality and you’ve got a compelling product on your hands. The way things stand now though, the Withings Go is more of a curiosity than it is co...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Audio fingerprinting being used to track web users, study finds
 A wide-scale study of online trackers carried out by researchers at Princeton University has identified a new technique being used to try to strip web users of their privacy, as well as quantify...
09:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Now you can embed Reddit posts on other websites
 Reddit posts are going to get the chance to live beyondReddit itself, thanks to new embedding capabilities.If you’re an online writer or publisher, that means you can start including live ...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Edyn debuts smart water valve to put home gardens on autopilot
 Oakland, Calif.-based Edynstarted selling a new, smart gardening devicethis week: an Internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their gardens or lawns automatically.The Edyn Water V...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Things to make your home office legit
 Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. This is a condensed version of several Wirecutter guides; you can find links...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Beyond the Valley
 As someone who has worked in technology his entire adult life, I can say the following with complete conviction: Somewhere at this moment a young entrepreneur is developing a product, service or...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Uncovering and counseling domestic violence victims through the My Plan app
 ‘Has he threatened you with a gun?’ Is one of the questions a woman will be asked when she’s downloaded the domestic abuse counseling appMy Plan. “This scenario is more c...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Tally raises $15 million for app to make credit cards less expensive, easier to manage
 San Francisco-based Tally Technologies Inc. raised $15 million in Series A venture funding, to launch an app that promises to help people maintain good credit while avoiding fees, charges and ot...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Alchemist Accelerators Demo Day Right Here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring youAlchemist Accelerator‘s demo day live from PARC, a Xerox Company. Alchemist is one of those rare programs that focuses on enterprise startups. These aren&...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch The average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years
 This week I ended up withan advance copy of Influence Central’s new report called Kids & Tech: The Evolution of Today’s Digital Natives. The report detailsthe way kids are using ...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube shows off dedicated VR app for Daydream platform
 Google has been slowly building virtual reality-focusedfunctionality into the YouTube app overthe past year with support for 360-degree video formats, stereoscopic video, 3D audio and general Go...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch The Vortex 250 is the Lamborghini of racing drones
 Having spent a good deal of time flying UAVslike DJI’s Inspire 1 and Phantom 4, I like to consider myself experienced with drones. So when I came across Horizon Hobby’sVortex 250 Pro...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Chrome OS will soon be able to run all Android apps
 The Play Store is coming to Chrome OS, Google announced at its I/O developer conference today — and with that, you will soon be able to install and run virtually any Android app on your Ch...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Nikola Motor Company unveils its electric (mostly) truck
 It’s been a big month for trucking innovations. In addition to Otto’s autonomous truck announcement, there’s the unveiling of Nikola Motor Company’s electric long-haul ri...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Afero raises $20.3 million to secure connected devices, whether WiFi is working or not
 A Los Altos startup called Afero raised $20.3 million in a new round of venture funding to secure connected devices, from toys and arcade games to medical equipment. The company’s technolo...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Rhapsody brings music to your face with VR experience
 Music blasting into your ear-holes not immersive enough for you? Rhapsody’s new VR app brings you as close to the music as you can get without getting sprayed with spit, sweat and god know...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch The truth about due diligence
 It’s easy to imagine that they’ve been happening regularly across the startup industry. The pace of funding in recent years as been feverish, giving investors less time than ever toa...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Yes, Google is actually building its own Daydream virtual reality headset
 Google dashed the rumor-fueled hopes and hype of many yesterday when it failed to bring any real VR hardware onstage and instead spent much of its time detailing the Daydream platform they would...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Android apps can now react to your environment
 What if the apps on your phone knew where you were, what you were doing, what’s nearby, and even what the weather was like outside, and then combined this information to react intelligentl...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Unreal Engine adds full Google Daydream VR support, native Unity support coming this summer
 VR developers looking to get started on readying content for Google’s new Daydream VR platform can get started today thanks to an Unreal Enginepreview version (4.1.2) that adds support for...
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverins new fund closes initial $140M for deals in Asia
 Eduardo Saverin — yes, that Eduardo Saverin of Facebook fame — is already a prominent investor in Asia’s tech scene, but his profile and spending is about to increase significa...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch When it comes to accessibility, Apple continues to lead in awareness and innovation
 The accessibility software on all of Apple’s platforms empower those with disabilities, myself included, to partake in the experience Apple intends for all users. Put another way, Apple pr...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Pepper the Robot gets increased access for Android developers ahead of its US launch
 SoftBank is starting to ramp things up ahead of the US launch of its friendly and versatile humanoid robot, Pepper. After holding down a factotum of service industry jobs in and around Japan and...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Gamifying healthcare to reduce costs Sempre Health launches from the Alchemist Accelerator
 Sempre Health, one of the companies launching in the latest batch of the Alchemist Accelerator, is looking to lower the cost for prescription medication by rewarding healthy lifestyles. It’...
03:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Senators introduce bill to block controversial change to government hacking rule
 When the Supreme Court authorized changes to Rule 41 that would expand the government’s hacking authority, Senator Ron Wyden immediately indicated that he would try to block the ruling. No...
03:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Alphabet CEO Larry Page defends Androids use of Java APIs in court
 Alphabet CEO and Google co-founder Larry Page defended his company’s development of the Android platform today during an ongoing legal battle with Oracle. Oracle sued Google in 2010, claim...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch The growing pains of mobile health
 The mobile healthtech industry is exploding. There is an estimated $42 billion annual market for personalized medicine and a mad dash to come up with the “next big thing.” The tech w...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Ransomware maker TeslaCrypt shuts down after releasing master key
 Ransomware makers TeslaCrypt have shut down after saying sorry for all the damage they caused. This move, which has allowed anti-ransomware researchers to create a fool-proof decryption app, Tes...
02:46 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Google Family Library goes live this summer, will allow families to share Google Play purchases
 Apple device owners in the same family can share content like music, videos, e-books and apps through iCloud’s Family Sharing. Now, it appears that Android owners will have a similar optio...
01:54 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe debuts Spark, a suite of mobile and web tools that lets anyone create visual content
 Adobe this morning launched a new suite of apps called Adobe Spark, which allow both web and mobile users to create and share visual content – like posts for social media, graphics, web st...
01:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Public radio marketplace PRX spins out a new mobile app company, RadioPublic
 PRX, the nonprofit organization that operates a marketplace for public radio programming like This American Life, announced today that it’s spinning out a for-profit company, RadioPublic. ...
01:21 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch DistroKids music payment system now lets you send cash to everyone on a track
 Philip Kaplan’s DistroKid is a system designed to let musicians post their music to streaming services like Spotify and iTunes and then get royalties when their music is played. Thus far K...
01:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Uber confirms its testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh
 Uber has finally confirmed testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, PA, according to a report out of the Pittsburgh Tribune. Though we’ve known about Uber’s autonomous vehicle ambiti...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Boosteds v2 electric skateboards go 12 miles with swappable batteries
 The Boosted Board is the best electric skateboard on the market, but its biggest flaw is a troublingly low range of 6 miles per charge. Today, Boosted opened pre-orders of its Gen 2 boards for $...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Showpad closes $50M Series C to keep growing its SaaS sales productivity platform
 SaaS startup Showpad which has built a platform designed to improve other businesses’ sales productivity has closed a $50 million Series C funding round, led by Insight Venture Partners &#...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Product Hunt is ready to rake in revenue with direct sales
 It’s a common revenue generation model, but one that seems to have taken some time for other tech platforms reliant on the community to develop. The 10-year-old Twitter and 5-year-old Snap...
12:42 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Google files appeal in France opposing an order to apply Right to be Forgotten globally
 While Google shows off its latest developments at the I/O event in California, there’s been another development in the ongoing legal fallout from the 2014 Right to be Forgotten ruling in E...
12:41 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch 6SensorLabs raises a $9.2 million Series A to expand its line of food allergy testers
 The Nima was the hit of CES 2016. As a tiny gluten tester, it won our Startup Battlefield and made an impression on the tech press. And the company today is announcing it has raised a $9.2 milli...
12:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Investors serve up $50 million for ThoughtSpots search engine for enterprise data
 ThoughtSpot, which you should think of as a Google for data analysis within a business, has raised $50 million in Series C round of funding, because its technology is pretty damn cool — at...
11:58 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Indias top smartphone makers come under pressure from Chinese rivals
 India’s smartphone market is heralded as the largest opportunity in mobile right now, but the country’s top players are being disrupted as newcomers, mainly from China, rush into the...
11:54 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Laugh.ly is a streaming radio app dedicated comedy
 If you, like Dick Van Dyke, love to laugh loud and long and clear, then Laugh Radio hopes you’ll tune in. This standalone audio app offers a searchable achieve of streaming comedy for fans...
11:54 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Laugh.ly is a streaming radio app dedicated to comedy
 If you, like Dick Van Dyke, love to laugh loud and long and clear, then Laugh Radio hopes you’ll tune in. This standalone audio app offers a searchable achieve of streaming comedy for fans...
11:10 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Chinas top Internet regulator this week
 Apple CEO Tim Cook met with China’s main Internet and telecommunications regulator this week during his visit to Beijing. According to a short statement posted today on the Ministry of Ind...
10:49 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Tink scores $10M for its virtual banking app
 Sweden’s Tink, a mobile banking app, has raised $10 million in Series B funding in a round led by Swedish investment firm Creades, and SEB Venture Capital, the venture arm of Swedish bank...
10:16 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Pew study finds younger adults driving growth of ride-hailing apps
 If you’re wondering which demographic is driving usage of ride hailing apps in the U.S., new research by Pew suggests it’s very much young people who have their foot on the gas here....
09:15 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Ambitious new media startup FactorDaily aims to be Indias Wired
 FactorDaily, a newly formed media startup in India, has raised $1 million to kick start its efforts to build a consumer tech publication for, and from, India. Read More ...
08:16 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Zenly proves that location sharing isnt dead
 Now that you are giving up on check-ins and sharing your location with your friends, a French startup is coming up with better technology and new use cases to make location cool again. Zenly has...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Dojo Madness raises $4.5M to turn your mobile phone into an eSports coach
 Berlin-based eSports startup Dojo Madness is on a mission to help gamers level up. It does this via a mobile app, initially targeting League of Legends, that essentially turns your phone into an...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Events.com launches app to make event management less horrible
 Those of us who’ve found ourselves in the unfortunate position of being in charge of an event will welcome with open arms Events.com’s new Event Assistant app. Launching today, the n...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile crowdsourcing company BeMyEye raises 6.5M and acquires French competitor LocalEyes
 BeMyEye, one of a number of ‘mobile crowdsourcing’ apps that lets companies pay to have people carry out mobile tasks, such as photographing in-store promotions to ensure that are ac...
06:47 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Razer is opening its first U.S. concept store in San Francisco this weekend
 Razer, the billion-dollar firm often labeled the Apple of PC gaming, is finally opening its first concept store in the U.S. this weekend. Read More ...
05:29 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Apple opens India-based development center to work on its maps services
 Apple CEO Tim Cook is having a busy week traveling to Asia’s two biggest countries. Last week, he was in China where Apple announced a landmark billion dollar investment in Uber rival Didi...
05:18 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Theranos reportedly voids two years of reports from its Edison blood-testing devices
 Troubled bio-tech startup Theranos has told the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that it voided two years of results from the blood tests that it once staked its future on, repor...
05:18 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Theranos reportedly voids two years of results from its Edison blood-testing devices
 Troubled bio-tech startup Theranos has told the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that it voided two years of results from the blood tests that it once staked its future on, repor...
04:23 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Gogoprint wants to modernize online printing in Southeast Asia
 Gogoprint is a new company based in Thailand that wants to bring the benefits of the Internet to the printing industry in Southeast Asia. Read More ...
01:56 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch For Tattoo obsessives, Tattoodo adds an app to its arsenal
 Tattoo culture has pretty much gone mainstream. Tattooing is the sixth fastest growing market in the retail industry with about 30% of Americans getting them now. Thus Tattoodo started out as a ...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, May 19, 2016
Techcrunch Moving from population-based health to precision medicine with Orion Health
 Orion Health is a New Zealand-founded (now global) provider of technology products developed for the health sector. Orion’s founder and CEO, Ian McCrae, argues that current approaches to p...
11:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the 8th class of hardware startups from HAX
 An accelerator called HAX held its eighth Demo Day for hardware startups in San Francisco yesterday. Best known for bringing companies in its portfolio to Shenzhen, China for about 15 weeks to g...
11:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Three startups to watch from HAX hardware accelerator, batch VIII
 TheHAX hardware accelerator held its 8th Demo Day in San Francisco yesterday. While all fifteen companies in the latest batch hold promise, and encompass some very wild ambitions, these three st...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Everything You Need To Know From The 2016 Google I/O Keynote
 Another year, another Google I/O Keynote slammed with back-to-back announcements. Miss our liveblog earlier? Don’t have time to catch up on every last bit of news? Don’t sweat it: we...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Shift Technology grabs $10 million to prevent fraudulent insurance claims
 French startup Shift Technology just raised a $10 million Series A round from Accel, with existing investors Elaia Partners and Iris Capital also participating. Shift Technology uses big data an...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch E.ventures closes new $150M early-stage fund to invest in European startups
 More evidence of European VC stocking up before a potential LP winter. This time it’s the turn of e.ventures, which has closed a new $150 million early-stage fund toinvest in European star...
09:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Allo wont include end-to-end encryption by default
 Google announced its new messaging app Allo at its I/O developers conference today, and it looks pretty cool. It’s a feature-rich interface with graphics and doodles, and it works with Goo...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google built its own chips to expedite its machine learning algorithms
As Google announced at its I/O developer conference today, the company recently started building its own specialized chips toexpedite the machine learning algorithms. These so-called Tensor Processing...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says tech industry is underutilizing diverse talent pool
 Many tech companies in Silicon Valley like to blame the lack of diversity on what they call the pipeline. Their argument is that there are simply not enough qualified female and/or underrepresen...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomi shows of a 4K Android TV set-top box at I/O
 Like a number of other bits and bobs announced at Google I/O thus far, there are still some important questions left unanswered about the Mi Box, but here’s what we do know about Xiaomi...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomi shows off a 4K Android TV set-top box at I/O
 Like a number of other bits and bobs announced at Google I/O thus far, there are still some important questions left unanswered about the Mi Box — but here’s what we do know about Xi...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch 30 memorable quotes from Disrupt NY 2016
 Disrupt NY 2016 was full of fascinating panels on everything from dating apps to cybersecurity. Weren’t able to catch every second? The TechCrunch social media team has compiled the best o...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla is selling $2 billion in stock to fuel Model 3 production
 Tesla — with a significant chunk contributed by Elon Musk — is selling around$2 billion worth of stock in an equity offering in order to accelerate production of the Model 3, accordi...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Right-sizing the development process for startups
 As the co-founder of a “142-proof” software development agency in the Silicon Valley catering to pre- and post-money companies, I’ve observed quite a bit of variance when it co...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google asks the Internet for N-words what could possibly go wrong?
 What’s worse than asking the Internet at large to name your product? Telling them it has to start with N. Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the stupefying magnitude of Google...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch PornHub launches BangFit so you can bang to get fit
 In seemingly bizarre news out of the porn industry, PornHub is launching a new fitness system (wearable + workout videos) called BangFit. As its name suggests, it helps you bang to get fit. Here...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google brings Android Pay to ATMs, Chrome and more apps
 After announcing theexpansion of Android Pay in the U.K. earlier today, Google also made a few additional announcements around its mobile payments service atits I/O developer conference today.Pa...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Android developers get new beta testing, analytics and pre-launch tools in Google Play
 Google is launching a major update to its Play developer services today that should make life a little bit easier for Android developers. With 65 billion app installs in 2015, Google obviously k...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google Cardboard platform picks up steam with 50M app downloads to date
 The amount of Google Cardboard app downloadshas doubled in just the past four months. Today, onstage at I/O, Google’s head of VR, Clay Bavor, announced that the company had seen downloads ...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google releases an updated, faster version of Android Studio
 Google is updating its Android Studio developer environment with a whole slew of upgrades under the hood that’ll make it faster. The company unveiled the new tool at its Google I/O develop...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google takes a new approach to native apps with Instant Apps for Android
 Mobile apps often provide a better user experience than browser-based web apps, but you first have to find them, download them, and then try not to forget you installed them. Now, Google wants u...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google turns Firebase into its unified platform for mobile developers
 Google offers a plethora of cloud services that mobile developers can use to power their apps. With Firebase,which it acquired in 2014, it already offered developers a dedicated platform and SDK...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch This is Googles new Daydream VR headset reference design, hardware to start arriving in the fall
 In what’s become the Google I/O defining moment, the company kicked off the 2012 event with a series of skydivers, bikers, and climbers to debut the hot newness that was Project Glass (hin...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Android Wear 2.0 gets a keyboard, standalone apps, activity recognition and a new UI
 Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform launched more than two years ago and it’s nowsupported bymore than a dozen brands and runs on more than 100watch designs. Today, the company...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google Play installs reached 65 billion last year
 How big is the Android app ecosystem? Google gave an update on this today at its Google I/O Developer conference, when VP ofEngineeringDave Burke announced 65 billion installs from Google Play o...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch The best of Highway1s hardware accelerator demo day
 Highway1 is a rare breed of accelerator that has realized that the people who most need help are the folks who are doing the startups thing with hardware products. Uniquely positioned in the fin...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google wants you to choose the final name for Android N
 Youget to choose the name of Google’s next Android release. Traditionally, every Android release is named after something sweet: Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly Bean, etc. Previews ar...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Android N gets a low-latency VR mode
 We don’t know if Google will launch its own virtual reality headset at its I/O developer conference this year, but Android N, the next version of the company’s mobile operating syste...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Android Ns first beta-quality release gets seamless updates and VR mode
 As expected, Google made Android N, the next version of its mobile operating system, a cornerstone of its I/O keynote today. With Android N, Google moved to a very different release cycle compar...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google shows off Duo, its new HD video calling app and answer to Apples FaceTime
 Some have criticised Google for falling behind when it comes to social networking and new communications services, but the company is how working hard to catch up. Today, the company announced a...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google I/O 2016
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05:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google debuts Allo, an AI-based chat app using its new assistant bot, smart replies and more
 Today at I/O, Google tookthe wraps off its latest foray into the worldof communications: the company announcedAllo, a smart messaging appsupercharged withmachine learning and Google’s new ...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google unveils its Amazon Echo competitor, a smart speaker called Google Home
 At its annual I/O developer conference, Google today unveiled a new hardware device and competitor to Amazon Echo, a portable speaker powered by voice assistance technology called Google Home.Th...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google unveils Google Assistant, a virtual assistant thats a big upgrade to Google Now
 Google today said it was unveiling a virtual assistant tool atits annual Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View called Google Assistant. This appears to be similar to what Google Now c...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch WunWun founder Lee Hnetinka launches Darkstore, an on-demand delivery fulfillment platform
 Last May, Lee Hnetinka shut down his on-demand delivery service WunWun, which was a direct a competitor to Postmates, and then sold the company’s assetsto Alfred, a TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Live from the Google I/O 2016 keynote
 It’s Google I/O Keynote day! It’s the day Google finally shows off just about everything they’ve been working on in secret for the past few months. And we’re there live! ...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Googles I/O keynote live right here
 And we’re back for yet another developer conference extravaganza. Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. on ...
04:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix launches its own speed test website, Fast.com
 Netflix wants you to know how fast your internet connection is, and has today launched a new website, Fast.com, that will give you that information. Basically, it’s a simplified speed test...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Anti-Reddit platform Imzy partners with Lena Dunham to build online community for Lenny Letter
 It’s no secret that Reddit isn’t the best place on the Internet. In fact, its name has become synonymous with hate speech, racism, sexism and other terrible things. So, maybe getting...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Swiftkeys newest keyword app, Swiftmoji, suggests emoji as you type
 SwiftKey, the smart keyboard app maker acquired by Microsoft for $250 million earlier this year, is now testing its next product, a predictivekeyboard appcalled Swiftmoji. As you may have guesse...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Space exploration will spur transhumanism andmitigate existential risk
 When people think about rocket ships and space exploration, they often imagine traveling across the Milky Way, landing on mysterious planets and even meeting alien life forms. In reality, humans...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch 117 million LinkedIn emails and passwords from a 2012 hack just got posted online
 A LinkedIn hack from back in 2012 is still causing problems for its users. The company announced this morning that another data set from the hack, which contains over 100 million LinkedIn member...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch For democracys sake, UK tech staff need to vote in the EU Referendum
 When it comes to startups trying to scale across Europe one thing is abundantly clear: although the market of over 500 million citizens in the European Union is far greater than the US’s 3...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit buys wearable tech from Coin, looks toward NFC payment integration in future devices
 Fitbit’s future plans clearly extend well beyond simple fitness tracking, as evidenced by products like the Blaze, which leans much more heavily into smartwatch territory than before. And ...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Glu Mobile launches Britney Spears: American Dream
 Glu Mobile, the maker of games like “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”, “Deer Hunter”, and “Diner Dash”, is today unveiling another celebrity-branded game. This time...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Live from the Google I/O 2016 keynote (starting at 10 AM Pacific)
 It’s Google I/O Keynote day! It’s the day Google finally shows off just about everything they’ve been working on in secret for the past few months. And we’re there live! ...
12:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch UK healthcare products regulator in talks with Google/DeepMind over its Streams app
 An app being made by DeepMind, the Google-owned AI company, working in collaboration with the NHS Royal Free Trust in London and being used to help identify hospital patients who might be at ris...
11:40 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Googles I/O keynote live right here
 And we’re back for yet another developer conference extravaganza. Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. on ...
10:40 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft offloads Nokia feature phone business to Foxconn for $350M
 Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former ...
09:54 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos tells Amazon shareholders that it will open more physical bookstores
 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said during the company’s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday that it wants to open more physical bookstores and add additional services to Amazon Prime. Read More ...
09:04 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Uber suspends its motorbike taxi service in Bangkok three months after launch
 Uber has suspended its motorbike taxi service in Bangkok, the first city where it launched UberMoto just three months ago, following orders from the government.GrabBike, the service operated by ...
09:04 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and Grab suspend their motorbike taxi services in Bangkok
 Uber and Grab, the two largest on-demand taxi services in Southeast Asia, have suspended theirmotorbike taxi services in Bangkok following orders from the government.UberMoto launched in Bangkok...
08:59 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Android Pay Debuts in the UK, no need to unlock device when you tap for sales under 30
 Ahead of Google’s annualI/Oevent kicking off later today in Mountain View, the company is unveiling its latest developments for Android Pay. The mobile wallet for Android-powered smartphon...
08:03 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google asks South Korea to rethink its strict policies on providing map data
 Google wants the South Korean government to ease laws on map data that have curtailed the number of features Google Maps can offer there. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company talked...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Live From The Google I/O 2016 Keynote (Starting At 10 AM Pacific)
 It’s Google I/O Keynote day! It’s the day Google finally shows off just about everything they’ve been working on in secret for the past few months. And we’re there live! ...
06:32 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is opening an app design and development accelerator in India
 Apple is increasing its focus on India after announcing plans to open its first developer center in the country. The new ‘iOS App Design and Development Accelerator’ will be located ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch For online lenders, its suddenly touch-and-go
 They also talked a big game. When SoFi raised a whopping $1 billion from Softbank last year, CEO Michael Cagney told Bloomberg: “I’m looking at over $1 trillion of market cap from th...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, May 18, 2016
Techcrunch Privacy shield rejection highlights need for proactive corporate privacy approach
 To anyone familiar with doing business in Europe, it really is no surprise that the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Commission — Referred to as the Article 29 Working ...
11:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Katamari Damacy creator is making an augmented reality game called Woorld for Project Tango phones
 Keita Takahashi, creator of the famously bizarre ball-rolling game Katamari Damacy, has a new title, but it’s not for the PS4 or Xbox One — you’ll need a Project Tango compatib...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Study finds that police body cameras may increase assaults if used improperly
 Putting body cameras on police seems like a net good for everyone involved, but how to deploy them and what the subtler effects will be are questions that would be better answered sooner than la...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Down to Lunch has met with investors about raising funding
 We’re hearing from multiple sourcesthat Down to Lunch has met with investors about a potential financing round. Down to Lunch became a bit of a darling during its rise thanks to its dead-s...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch EyeSight demos VR gesture control using standard phone hardware
 Over the past few years EyeSight has been establishing a name for itself by bringing gesture control to a series of computing platforms, from mobile devices to smart eyeglasses. Today’s an...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch In Oracles world, Android is a crime against open source
 Oracle and Google are back in the courtroom again — the same court they started in back in 2010, when Oracle first sued Google over the company’s use of 37 Java APIs in its Android o...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch SocialRank, the startup that analyzes your followers, adds premium features and pricing
 SocialRank is a startup that helps brands, agencies and celebrities understand their social media followers — not just in aggregate, like most social analytics services, but on an individu...
08:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook blocked in Vietnam over the weekend due to citizen protests
 Facebook appears to have beenblocked in Vietnam as a part of a government-imposed crackdown on social media, amidpublicprotestsover an environmental disaster attributed to toxic discharges froma...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch What will be announced at Google I/O 2016? Heres what we expect
 One day a year, Google gathers all sides of the industry to show off everything the company has been cooking up for the past twelve months. From all new Android to automated automobiles, it̵...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Why you should bet big on privacy
 Ever felt like you were being watched online? You know, like when you read something about New York, and the next site you visit shows you ads for New York hotels? As it turns out, on my compute...
07:19 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch New version of iTunes addresses the music deletion issue
 Apple rolled out a new version of iTunes this week which introduced an updated design, including modified navigation and the return of the left sidebar. However, under the hood,the new software ...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Oracle CEO claims it discounted Java by 97.5% to beat out Android on Amazons Paperwhite
 Oracle and Google continue to fight it out in a retrial over $9 billion that Oracle claims Google owes it for using its Java code in its popular Android mobile platform. And in the pro...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Artella brings collaboration to VFX and animation
 Being a freelance animator is a pretty crappy existence, living out of a suitcase, jetting from country to country as the major studios are chasing tax incentives around the world. Launched this...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Tesloop offers city-to-city autonomous travel in a Tesla
 Travelers in the Southwest have a new all-electric option: long-distance car sharing in a Tesla with Autopilot. The service is called Tesloop, and it currently serves 15 cities in southern Calif...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Apply now! The TC Meetup Pitch-off is coming to Austin and Seattle
 Fresh on the heels of Disrupt NY, we’re packing up and heading to Austin and Seattle for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off. Ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch to a panel of exp...
05:24 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Dedrone raises $10 million to detect aerial intruders
 As civilian drones become more affordable, sophisticated and common around the world, a company called Dedrone Inc. has raised $10 million in venture funding for systems that monitor the skies a...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Uber debuts Trip Tracker so you can view a family members ride in real-time
 Uber today announced a new tool that will allow family members and other loved ones to track each others’ trips using its service. Called simply “Trip Tracker,” the addition is...
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch HPs 3D printers pave the way for an interesting future
 In the two years since HP announced it was entering the 3D printing space speculation arose regarding what exactly the PC giant would launch? Home 3D printers for the masses? All-in-one manufact...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch HPs new industrial 3D printer is focused on prototyping and small-run production
 With a still unannounced price and a footprint the size of a washing machine (as The BBC handily points out), the Jet Fusion 3D 4200 is big and (most likely) expensive. But HP is also positionin...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Just 27 hours left to apply for Include Office Hours with Homebrew Ventures
 TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening on May 24th! Satya Patel, Beth Scheer and Hunter Walk from Homebrew Ventureswill join TechCrunch to provide valuable advice and feedback to startups...
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Coding school 42 plans to educate 10,000 students in Silicon Valley for free
 Xavier Niel’s new project is an ambitious coding university in Silicon Valley called 42. But the trick is that it’s nothing like other universities out there. 42 is free, doesn’...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Jifitis new Messenger chatbot API will find you a gift even when youre out of ideas
 Jifiti, the startup attempting to reinvent digital gift-giving, announced this morning that their new chatbot API was approved by Facebook Messenger. It’s a big deal for the Columbus, OH s...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Media Temple launches new enterprise WordPress solution hosted on AWS
 Media Temple is launching a new enterprise-grade WordPress hosting solutiontoday. That would be interesting by itself, but the twist here is that the company, which is owned by GoDaddy, is hosti...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Google Play Music, Spotify, TIDAL & more join T-Mobiles Binge On
 T-Mobile is again expanding itsBinge Onprogram, with news this morning that a number of video services, including Google Play Music, NBC, TIDAL, Spotify, Radio Disney and others, will now be mad...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Advertising comes to Twitters embedded timelines
 Twitter has been releasing a variety tools for publishing its content beyond Twitter itself. Now it’s giving publishers an additional incentive — monetization through the companyR...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Affirm is partnering with Expedia and Eventbrite so you can pay for experiences over time
 Affirm has madeit no secret that its success will hingeon its ability to offer customers a wide range of retail partners where they can frequently use Affirm to pay. While the lending startup or...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Can South Korean startups (and the government) save its flailing giant tech conglomerates?
 With 17 percent of the GDP, it’s fair to say that Samsung is South Korea, or at least has represented it on the global business stage for the last decade or so. But for the last year or so...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Google unveils a gigapixel Art Camera that lets you view paintings down to the brushstrokes
 Google’s Cultural Institute, the company’s initiative to preserve the world’s culture and history by bringing it online, has this morningunveiled a new project aimed at allowin...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Motorola shows off three new additions to its budget Moto G line
 So much for pomp and circumstance. A day ahead of Google I/O’s official kick off, Morotola/Lenovo has spilled the beans about three new versions of the company’s warmly received Moto...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Google Image Search will now include shopping ads
 As more of today’s consumers shop online using their mobile devices, often bypassing Google for e-commerce sites directly – andespecially Amazon – Google has moved to combat th...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Allurion offers gastric bypass surgery in a pill
 Just swallow a pill and it expands into a balloon in your stomach so you don’t feel hungry. No gastric bypass, no surgery required. Sounds magical, butBoston-based Allurionhas created the ...
01:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Fire TV gets new Alexa voice features, including app launching and restaurant searches
 Amazon is giving TV viewers a few more, not-crazy reasons to talk back to their TVs. After bringing the functionalityto various properties, opening it to third-party hardware and letting develop...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch New NBA platform lets fans create their own playoff videos
 If you’re a basketball fan, you’re more than aware it’s playoff time — and we’re down to the final four teams. You probably also knowthatthe NBA has been running a ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch New NBA platform lets fans create their own playoffs videos
 If you’re a basketball fan, you’re more than aware it’s playoff time — and we’re down to the final four teams. You probably also knowthatthe NBA has been running a ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Capsule launches to reinvent the pharmacy, complete with med delivery
 If you’ve ever grumbled about long lines at the pharmacy, Capsule wants to save you the trouble next time. The New York-based startup is launching today to offer delivery of prescription m...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Stanford quantifies the privacy-stripping power of metadata
 More proof, if proof were needed, of the privacy-stripping power of metadata. A multi-year crowdsourced study, conducted by Stanford scientists and published this week, underlines how much infor...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft and SAP love grows stronger in the cloud
 Microsoft and SAP have been pals for years and years, and today at the SAP Sapphire Now customer conference in Orlando, the two company CEOs, Satya Nadella and Bill McDermott announced they were...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Sketchfab now supports all VR headsets for its 3D model sharing platform
 You saw it coming, right? 3D model repository Sketchfab just added support for all major virtual reality headsets out there. You can now view your pretty 3D models in your VR headset. Read More ...
11:38 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch The Facebook effect: BBC cuts Food site, local news and more factual content, will save 15M
 While theBBC is planningto takeon Netflix by buildingits own “Britflix” on-demand video streaming service,on the news front, it looks like the UK media giant is cutting back to shore...
11:38 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch The Facebook effect: BBC cuts Food site, local news and more factual content to save 15M
 While theBBC is planningto takeon Netflix by buildingits own “Britflix” on-demand video streaming service,on the news front, it looks like the UK media giant is cutting back to shore...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch How Intel missed the iPhone revolution
 Intel missed out on the mobile CPU market because that market is a high-volume, low-margin business, and Intel is a high-volume, high-margin company that can’t afford to offer low-margin v...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Snips is a personal assistant that combines all your data in one app
 French startup Snips is launching its first product today, an iOS app that is supposed to make your life easier by letting you view and search your data more easily. Snips is a personal assistan...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch This is your last chance to apply to the TechCrunch Pitch-Off in Stockholm
 In three short weeks, the TechCrunch team will be in the beautiful city of Stockhom for a good old TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off — and I couldn’t be more excited about this event. If...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Firefox overtakes Microsofts IE and Edge browsers, but Chrome continues to dominate
 Microsoft may have built a new web browser that is befitting of today’s Internet, but its decision to develop Edge and deprioritize Internet Explorer might be benefitting its rivals. Read ...
08:03 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Otto, founded by ex-Googlers, is bringing self-driving technology to trucks
 Self-driving cars are very much a part of the future of tech, with Google, Uber, Apple and plenty of other top names working to develop autonomous vehicles. But what about trucks? That’s w...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Spanish vacation rental search engine Hundredrooms books 4.1M Series A
 Just like London buses, you wait for a European vacation rental search engine to raise funding and three come along at once. Following Holidu and HomeToGo, the latest to secure investment isHund...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Oilproject, the Italian MOOC youve probably never heard of, launches WeSchool
 WeSchool, initially available in English, Spanish and Italian, is aimed at teachers with a product that will go up against established Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as the Moodles of t...
06:20 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter may remove photos and links from its 140-character limit
 For years, Twitter users have complained about the fact that link and photo URLs count against each tweet’s 140-character limit. Now that may finally change. According to a report in Bloom...
04:29 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter is testing a Periscope live-streaming button inside its mobile apps
 Facebook is heaping focus on live video with an entirely dedicated tab for streams, which prioritizes in-the-moment broadcasts, so it’s no surprise to see that Twitter is fighting back in ...
03:54 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube for iOS gets full Google Cardboard support
 As the tech world waits to see what VR stuff Google shows off at its I/O conference later this week, today, the company snuck in an update to YouTube for iOS that allows you to view any video in...
03:05 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch VR gaming startup Lucid Sight nabs $3.5M in Series A funding
 Lucid Sight, Inc., an LA-based VR game studio,announced today that they have closed a $3.5 million Series A round of funding led byRana Capital Partners, B.V. and Salem Partners. This raise brin...
02:18 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat goes to space with NASA Live Story
 Today, the International Space Station completed its 100,000th orbit around the Earth since its first module was launched on November 20th, 1998. Tocelebrate that milestone, NASA teamed up with ...
12:12 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch The Garmin vivofit 3 makes me want to move again
 I’ve long been an activity tracker kind of guy. I strapped them all onto my fleshy wrist: the Fitbits, the Nikes, the Polars. I’ve watched circles fill up on my Apple Watch and IR...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, May 17, 2016
Techcrunch Starting the food crisis conversation
 What does the future of food look like? Former Vice President Al Gore and 40 entrepreneurs and CEOs in the food industry recently convened in London to try to answer just that. Read More ...
11:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch 5 days after Disrupt NY, the beard is still gone and the Red Hook Initiative is $4,500 richer
 So I know some of y’all were worried about me after I agreed to have my face shaved at Disrupt NY to raise money for the Red Hook Initiative. I just wanted to check in and let you know wha...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Apples GarageBand picks up traditional Chinese sounds and instruments in new update
 Apple’s interestsin China, its second-largest regional market, expand far beyond their recent $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing. As the company eyes a larger presence in China, they...
10:28 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch This machine 3D prints metal structures in midair by lasering nanoparticles
 One limitation of run-of-the-mill 3D printers is that the structure must essentially be built as a series of layers, each one supporting the next. A new device from Harvard’s Wyss Institut...
10:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch MCX postpones rollout of Apple Pay rival CurrentC, lays off 30, will focus on bank deals
 As merchants like Walmart move ahead ontheir own mobile payment strategies, a consortium that once counted Walmart — along witha number of other big retailers and brands — behind it,...
09:02 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET, joins Twitters board
 Debra Lee, who has been CEO of Viacom’s Black Entertainment Television (BET) since 2005 and its chairman since 2006, has joined the board of Twitter. She tweeted out the news earlier today...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch How can we control intelligent systems no one fully understands?
 The widespread conversations about AI took a new turn in March 2016 when Microsoft launched, then quickly unplugged, Tay, its artificial intelligence chat robot. Within 24 hours, interactions on...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Starbreeze teams with Acer in its quest to build a better VR headset
 StarVR was undoubtedly overshadowed by larger names during its debut at E3 last year, but those who did manage to demo the high-end headset seemed to walk away impressed.Among other things, Star...
07:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch AI learns and recreates Nobel-winning physics experiment
 Australian physicists, perhaps searching for a way to shorten the work week, have created an AI that can run and even improve a complex physics experiment with little oversight. The research cou...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Roadie is like Uber for shipping
 “Someone is always leaving everywhere”: that’s the idea behind Roadie, a peer-to-peer package delivery service launched last year by Marc Gorlin. There are something like 250 m...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Ex-Twitter and Medium exec Jason Stirman launches Lucid, a mental training app for athletes
 Jason Stirman is part of a select group of early Web 2.0 builders in Silicon Valley. He was there at the beginning of Twitter, jumpedwith Ev Williams to Obvious Corp and then Medium and is now w...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch GoButler launches Angel.ai to offer natural language tech to commerce companies
 GoButler, the startup that originally offered a virtual assistant that let you request anything on-demand, appears to be pivoting for a second (and maybe final) time. This time the New York-head...
05:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus announces VR for Good initiative to help students and non-profits capture community life
 For all of the talk there is in how virtual reality is going to usher in some dark, utopian age where people are huddled in corners with VR headsets strapped to their faces… That’s j...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Momofukus David Chang launches Ando, a delivery-only restaurant
 And now, the moment all foodies in New York have been waiting for… David Chang, owner of the wildly popular line of Momofuku restaurants, is today launching Ando, the latest to join the fr...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Waze brings its carpooling service to the Bay Area
 Google-owned navigation app Waze is expanding its ride-sharing ambitions with the launch of a pilot program in the San Francisco Bay area which will allow employees of select companies to carpoo...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the 17th class of 500 Startups companies
 500 Startups’ 16th demo day just wrapped up, and the firm is already turning its eyes to its next batch of companies. More than 40 startups are participating in this batch of companies. Fr...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Garmins Vivosmart HR activity tracker gets a GPS upgrade
 It seems like every week brings a new activity tracker from Garmin. And hey, like clockwork, the navigation-turned-fitness-wearable manufacturer kicked off the week with a new one– or, rat...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google tries its hand at social again with launch of group chat app, Spaces
 Google is not giving up on its social ambitions, it seems, despite its failures with Google+. The company announced this morning a new social app called Spaces, which focuses on group sharing. T...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Over The Top
 The Gillmor Gang —Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, May 14, 2016. The Gang poles down the Big Muddy of what used to be 3 channels and rabbi...
02:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch AT&T acquires video streaming platform Quickplay to power its streaming TV services
 AT&T announced this morning that it will acquire Quickplay Media, a video streaming platform that powers over-the-top video and “TV Everywhere” services that help its customers s...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Blockchain open sources Thunder network, paving the way for instant bitcoin transactions
 Blockchain, the company behind the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet, has been quietly working on an interesting project called Thunder. The Thunder network is an alternative network of ...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch The Tao of The DAO or: How the autonomous corporation is already here
 A new paradigm of economic cooperation is underway — a digital democratization of business. It’s not crowdfunding a product, an artwork, or a new cryptocurrency. It’s crowdfund...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Instagrams analytics will offer audience demographics, post impressions, reach & more
 Instagram is preparing to launch a series of new tools for the businesses and brands using its platform, including business profiles with contact buttons and access to maps and directions, as we...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Equity crowdfunding is dead
 No one will be talking about crowdfunding in five years. The term is inherently flawed; it focuses on the wrong side of any investment: the donor/investor. And it’s become too broad to be ...
01:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch BBC may take on Netflix with streaming subscription service called Britflix
 The BBC may be looking to build a Netflix-style streaming subscription service for the UK, according to a report this morning out of the Telegraph.The service would be built in conjunction with ...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch The audio enhancing BoomStick is now available at Sprint Stores
 We first took a look (or, rather, a listen) at the BoomStick right around CES of this year. The unassuming plug-inpromised a peculiar sort of magic, souping up the sound quality of existing audi...
12:51 pm GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Another big investor bought up about $1 billion in Apple shares
 Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holding company today disclosed in a regulatory filing that it owns around 9.81 million shares of Apple — worth around $1.07billion at the end of ...
11:20 am GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch After spying on social media, UK spy agency GCHQ officially joins Twitter
 GCHQ, the UK spy agency which specializes in garnering intelligence from communications, has officially joined Twitter — posting a “Hello, world” inaugural tweet from its blue ...
09:41 am GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Alibaba Pictures raises $260M for its online movie ticket platform
 Alibaba Pictures, the film and television subsidiary of Alibaba Group, has raised a 1.7 million RMB (about $260 million) Series A for its online ticketing platform, Taobao Movie. According to a ...
09:38 am GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Apply for tickets to the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup PitchOff now!
 As you may have noticed we’ve announced our very first formal Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv, presented by Leumi Tech, with participation from Blonde 2.0. The event will be on June 22, at ...
06:58 am GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Chat app Line begins offering delivery on-demand services
 The future of mobile messaging is pointing towards serves, but don’t assume that only applies to digital offerings like money transfers and shopping. Japan’s Line, one of the world&#...
06:18 am GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Didi Chuxing, Chinas largest taxi on-demand firm, denies plan for U.S. IPO in 2017
 Didi Chuxing, the ride-sharing firm that leads Uber in China, has denied that it plans to go public in the U.S. next year following a report from Bloomberg. Read More ...
04:17 am GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon will reportedly soon sell its own private-label groceries
 Amazon will soon roll out its own private-label brands of common householditems like coffee, diapers, and other perishablegroceries, according to a reportfrom The Wall Street Journal. Theofferin...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch Earthquakes and hand grenades
 When you pull the pin on a hand grenade, you have four seconds from the time you release the spoon — the aluminum lever that holds down the fuse trigger — until it explodes. Four sec...
03:25 am GMT - Mon, May 16, 2016
Techcrunch This VR photography demo is like Pokemon Snap for action sports
 Who remembers Pokemon Snap? The game was released in 1999for N64 as a rail “shooter”, andlet you take pictures of Pokemon while riding through different courses. But while your path ...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2016
Techcrunch How expiring patents are ushering in the next generation of 3D printing
 Although there is still a lot of hype surrounding 3D printing and how it may or may not be the next industrial revolution, the cost of printing continues to drop while the quality of 3D prints c...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2016
Techcrunch Why havent there been more unicorn mergers?
 Last year was a massive year for mergers, with industry giants like Dell and Aol finally closing deals that were large enough to make 2015 a record-breaking year. Predictions mostly held that 20...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2016
Techcrunch DogVacays Aaron Hirschhorn on how founders can control the relationship with VCs
 Fundraising is a game of competition. VCs compete against other VCs to fund the latest startups. Startups compete with other startups to attain funding from the brand name VCs.So, to be successf...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2016
Techcrunch 3 ways startups are fighting for digital and physical security
 Internet accessibility for all people, of all ages and in all places has unleashed unprecedented resources and opportunities. It also unlocked our digital and physical security. The sacrifice of...
04:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: Why the internet has failed and how to fix it
 Power now resides with massive centralizing corporations like Google and Facebook and thus the Internet no longer reflects the interests of its users. So, the digital revolution has pretty much ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2016
Techcrunch How threat intelligence sharing can help deal with cybersecurity challenges
 In the ever-shifting landscape of cyberthreats and attacks, having access to timely information and intelligence is vital and can make a big difference in protecting organizations and firms agai...
02:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 15, 2016
Techcrunch After losing his leg, a Syrian war survivor turns to tech to 3D print prosthetic limbs
 Asem Hasna, 22, heard dead silence for five minutes after a shell blew his left leg off in a small town southwest of Damascus in April 2013.A mathematics student turned volunteer paramedic Hasna...
11:30 am GMT - Sun, May 15, 2016
Techcrunch Theres an online soccer game used to fight gender based violence
The online game BREAKAWAY culminates with a girl being abducted, forced into a locker and left there after continual bullying and abuse. But the game is not glamorizing gangs, instead it’s tryin...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, May 15, 2016
Techcrunch Smart-home technology must work harder to create smarter consumers
 Attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year were confronted with a head-spinning volume of smart-home devices. From $5,000 refrigerators that can communicate when you’...
12:45 am GMT - Sun, May 15, 2016
Techcrunch Highlights from Disrupt NY 2016
 The doors to TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 opened May 9 atthe Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Thethree-day conferencehosted 2,300 attendees andhundreds of thousands more tuning in online. Indeed, Disrupt...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2016
Techcrunch What startups are saying about raising cash in Latin America
 You don’t have to look hard to see why the startup community in Latin America has long faced a lack of capital and resources to fuel significant growth. Many Latin American entrepreneurs h...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2016
Techcrunch The drone race is on
 We’ve seen an increase in drone investments on a huge scale, many new entrants into the field, and more mainstream companies getting into the marketplace. So, no, drones are not a fad, the...
05:14 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.14.16
 Gillmor Gang – Doc Searls, frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session begins at 10:00amPT/1pmET today today.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor ...
05:14 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.14.16
 Gillmor Gang – Doc Searls, frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session begins at 10:00amPT/1pmET today today.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2016
Techcrunch NYC presents more opportunities than challenges for foreign ad firms
 With digital ad spending expected to surpass the spend on television advertising next year, the Big Apple overflows with adtech startups. Many of these startups are coming to New York from abroa...
01:40 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2016
Techcrunch Author Raj Raghunathan talks about what it takes for smart people to be happy
In my on-going Technotopia series I’ve been talking to designers, coders, and journalists. This time I talk to business professor Raj Raghunathan author of If You’re So Smart, Why ArenR...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 14, 2016
Techcrunch Power laws rule everything around me
 We live in a time of great polarization. Politically, in nations across the world, both the left and the far right grow more numerous, and draw further away from the mainstream establishment, ev...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, May 14, 2016
Techcrunch Why Britain is beating the U.S. at financial innovation
 Legislation allowing ordinary American investors to invest in the shares of startups and small businesses was first introduced in the U.S. Congress in 2011. Despite bipartisan support and the ap...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, May 14, 2016
Techcrunch Trends in angel investing
 “Tell me about your cap table?” I asked the founder of an early-stage startup. He was clearly passionate about his business, and had assembled a top-notch team to help him achieve hi...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, May 14, 2016
Techcrunch Robots wont just take jobs, theyll create them
 Robots and artificial intelligence have come a long way since a Roomba entered your home to vacuum your floor and Siri gave you advice on the best Italian restaurants in your parents’ neig...
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Our favorite companies from 500Startups 16th demo day
 It’s that time of year again: more than 40 500Startups companies presented and launched in Mountain View this afternoon.Fromacne consultations by dermatologists through your smartphone, to...
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Our favorite companies from 500 Startups 16th Demo Day
 It’s that time of year again: more than 40 500 Startups companies presented and launched in Mountain View this afternoon.Fromacne consultations by dermatologists through your smartphone, t...
11:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Fenders first foray into headphones sounds great
 I was cynical at first. I mean, I still have some underlying (if not entirely well-founded) suspicions that Fender’s new line of in-ear monitors is part of a bigger play to expand beyond i...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch The importance of black boxes in an autonomous automotive future
 Right now, if you get into a crash, it’s usually going to be a driver’s fault — a human driver. Parts can fail and tires can burst, but about 90 percent of all car crashes are ...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Playboy pitches advertisers on its nudity-free future
 Playboy looked both backwards and forwards duringits first NewFronttoday,where it pitched advertisers on its plans for what CEO Scott Flanders described as “the new, multi-platform Playboy...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Why incident response plans fail
 Following a cyber attack on critical infrastructure, emotions run high and the clock starts ticking. Suddenly what appears to be a well-structured incident response plan on paper can turn into a...
07:40 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Acacia soars 36% in second tech IPO of the year
 It has been a terrible year for tech IPOs. Until now, only SecureWorks braved the market and it didn’t go well.But Acacia Communications braved the public markets today and outperformed ex...
07:40 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Acacia soars 35% in second tech IPO of the year
 It has been a terrible year for tech IPOs. Until now, only SecureWorks braved the market and it didn’t go well.But Acacia Communications braved the public markets today and outperformed ex...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch GearVR update brings much-needed native viewcapture tool to compatible phones
 Here’s the thing: when your eyes are synthesizing information from multiple screens into a three-dimensional virtual space, the word “screenshot” fails to describe what it is d...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Three ways tech is reinventing a surprising sector
 More than 1 million users. Sixteen billion monthly page views. Ninety-nine percent user engagement. If these sound like stats from tech companies, you’re right. Except these tech companies...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Arizonas Governor Ducey signs SB 1350 into law, prohibiting the ban of short-term rentals
 Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona hassigned SB 1350, a law whichprohibits cities and municipalities from banning the listing and use of short-term rentalslikeAirbnb, HomeAway, and others.Signing th...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Making wearables more useful and smart homes less of a chore
 Wearables might be set to get a whole lot more useful in future if research being conducted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group is indicative of the direction of travel...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Watch 500 Startups Demo Day Here
 TechCrunch is excited to stream 500 Startups’ demo day live from the Computer History Museum. The demos start at 11:00 AM Pacific and are expected to last four hours. You can watch it live...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Dismissing the cord-cutter myth
 When cable TV subscriptions in the U.S. peaked in 2012 — and 97.6 million Americans paid to watch television delivered via cable — it seemed the traditional media supply chain was st...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube tests an in-app messenger for sharing videos with friends
 YouTube as a messaging app? Sure, why not! Everyone’s doing it, after all. In case you missed it:YouTubeannounced this week that it’s testing a new feature with a subset of its mobil...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Watch our short video recaps of Disrupt NY 2016
 Disrupt NY 2016 has come to an end, and our video team put together three short videos that summarize each day of the event. Read More ...
02:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch The NFL is bringing classic games and more in-progress game highlights to YouTube
 NFL games are coming to YouTube! Wait, don’t get too excited just yet – YouTube and the NFL have onlyannounced a strategic partnership that’s bringing “classic” gam...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch BMWs CEO reveals plans for the i NEXT, a self-driving car set for a 2021 debut
 Before you get too excited, the above image is the Vision NEXT 100, the concept car BMW showed off back in March to note that, as it celebrated its 100th anniversary, the company was spending mo...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch The science of funny
 Psychologists in Canada have developed a mathematical formula for quantifying the humor of nonsense. Most of us would be forgiven for thinking math and humor are mutually exclusive. One is perce...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Google may unveil Android VR headset at I/O conference
 According to multiple rumors and a newly spotted placeholder on the Google Play Developer Console, it seems that Google will be unveiling an Android VR headset at Google I/O next week. Android P...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch More evidence points toward Android VR unveil at Google I/O
 According to multiple rumors and a newly spotted placeholder on the Google Play Developer Console, it seems that Google will be unveiling an Android VR headset at Google I/O next week. Android P...
06:48 am GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch South Koreas government launches its first accelerator program for international startups
 In a bid to make South Korea’s tech industry more diverse, the government has created an accelerator for startups from around the world. Read More ...
04:01 am GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple invests $1B in Didi Chuxing, Chinas largest ride-hailing app
 Apple made the bombshell announcement today that it has invested $1 billion in China’s top ride hailing app. Didi Chuxing (formerly called Didi Kuaidi) is often described in U.S. media as ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch In the singularity, well still be using the same garbage trucks
 Our cities face a choice: find creative ways to integrate today’s technology into their DNA or have entire systems get left behind. Urban populations are growing, infrastructure is aging a...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Accion Systems raises $7.5 million in Series A to accelerate production of miniature space thrusters
 Accion Systems, the company developing miniature space propulsion systems, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures. RRE Ventures, Founder Collective, and Slow Ventures...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Tactical Technology educates womens rights advocates on online safety
 Progressive women’s advocates doing controversial work are often at risk of physical violence and online harassment because of their online presence. To help those advocates navigate socia...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, May 13, 2016
Techcrunch Four ways African countries can ensure digital innovation benefits the entire population
 When Rwanda’s socioeconomic turnaround is discussed, the country’s disciplined approach to economic growth and commitment to avoiding the pitfalls of corruption are usually highlight...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch A folding robot made of pig parts that removes batteries from stomachs with magnets
 Researchers from MIT, the University of Sheffield and the Tokyo Institute of Technology joined forces for a project that reads like something out of a William Burroughs novel. Crafted from dried...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch The technology-driven transformation of wealth management
 In today’s digital world, everyday functions such as making dinner reservations or hailing a taxi are done at the touch of a button. Similarly, other, more complex and esoteric functions, ...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers are using Land Cruisers in the Outback as a wireless network
 Communication in the harsh, uninhabited and undeveloped environment of the Australian Outback is a huge challenge. That’s why Paul Gardner-Stephen, a senior lecturer at Flinders University...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Slay squad goals, not just tasks, with Lattice
 You know what to do at work today, but do you know why? Goals. Having clear goals is critical to keeping productivity and morale high on any team. Whether it’s a launch date, level of trac...
07:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Astronomers announce largest batch of new planets ever discovered
 NASA has announced that astronomers working with the Kepler space telescope have verified 1,284 new planets – more than doubling the number of previously confirmed planets from Kepler. In ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Clarifying the uses of artificial intelligence in the enterprise
 Artificial intelligence. It’s dominating headlines with the promise of self-driving cars and virtual assistants becoming more real every day. But despite all the talk around AI, no one see...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Disney Research uses RFID tags to create powerless, low-cost interactive controllers
 The team at Disney Research is up to its fun old tricks, this time finding some new uses for off-the-shelf RFID tags. Along with researchers from Carnegie Mellon,Disney’s laboratory wing h...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Fender cashes in its cool with consumer in-ear monitor headphones
 After 70 years of rocking musicians with its guitars and amps, Fender today released its first general consumer product: a range of headphones that double as in-ear monitors for performers. They...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Virtual reality from the living room to the classroom
 With the dawn of virtual reality, we are in the midst of a massive paradigm shift in how educators will perceive and incorporate video gaming experiences. Video games tend to be simulations of t...
02:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Walmart begins testing 2-day shipping service to take on Amazon Prime
 Walmart is making a notable to change to ShippingPass, its 3-day shipping service, and answer to Amazon Prime launched into beta testing last year. The company says this morning it will move fro...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch The Roll helps you find the best photos on your phone
 Wondering which of the tens of thousands of photos on your phone are worth keeping or sharing may be a thing of the past, thanks to The Roll, a brand new app from EyeEm. The iOS app analyses you...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches Gboard, an iOS keyboard that lets you search without a browser
 Google this morning launched a new application for iOS devices called Gboard that puts the power of Google search directly into your mobile device’s keyboard. This keyboard had been rumore...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch The skinny bundle will be neither skinny nor bundled but it will be great
 In-home video entertainment is a very big deal. $381 billion globally in 2019 big. About $100 billion in North America big. Triple the revenue of apps and games big. No wonder, then, that it won...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch The $799 VUZE virtual reality camera goes up for pre-order
 Virtual reality is expensive. High-end headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive will run you $599 and $799 – and the cameras required to capture the content runs several times that. At $...
10:42 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch European online travel marketplace Evaneos picks up $21M funding
 Evaneos, the European travel marketplace, has beefed up its coffers once again. The French startup has raised a further $21 million in funding, money it will use to continue developing the produ...
09:18 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Theranos COO retires as the troubled bio-tech startup overhauls its organizational structure
 The chief operating officer of Theranos, the beleaguered medical diagnostics startup currently under federal investigation for making misleading claims about its blood analysis technology, is st...
08:30 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunch Pitch-Off Stockholm! June 7! Apply to Pitch!
 Our world-famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off is coming to Stockholm! We’ll invite a panel of investors to judge 10, 2 minute pitches (no demos). If you want to pitch, make sure to apply here. We ...
07:44 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Indian online lending platform Capital Float picks up $25M Series B
 Capital Float, an online lending platform for small businesses in India, announced today that it has closed a $25 million Series B. Read More ...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Opera adds power-saving mode to its browser
 Opera is on a roll lately. Over the last few weeks, the company added abuilt-inad blocker and VPN service to its desktop browser, for example. Today, the company is launching a new early release...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Beyond Siri: The AI revolution coming from the web
 From HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey to Samantha in Spike Jonze’s Her, for decades we have been obsessed with the idea that artificial intelligence powered-computers will one day be able to i...
02:20 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch A look at the machine that turns dough pods into tortillas
 It’s actually very tasty. Really. I certainly had my doubts, eating a tortilla that came out of a pod, but 90 or so seconds after Flatev co-founder and CEO put the little Keurig-esque plas...
01:04 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch The race to the moon is underway as Astrobotic raises $2.5 million
 Astrobotic Technology, the company that plans to deliver payloads to the moon, hascompleted a $2.5 million seed round led by Space Angels Network. The company was originally spun out of Carnegie...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch The Blockchain is the new Google
 The following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it, Mougayar waxes ecstatic about the future ...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, May 12, 2016
Techcrunch Treating the healthcare issue with tech
 The healthcare industry, with its maddening inefficiencies and an economic model that incentivizes disease care over health care, desperately needs a Silicon Valley-style overhaul. Why is the na...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Google is reportedly announcing a standalone Android VR headset next week
 Google is moving beyond Cardboard. The company willreportedlybe announcing a standalone Android VR headset at next week’s Google I/O event.Tech journalistPeter Rojashas tweeted thatGooglew...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch And the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is Beam
 The competition has been incredibly fierce, but we now have a winner. At the very beginning, there were 22 startups. We hand-picked all these great companies from the wild world of startup land ...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Jeremy Hitchcock steps down as CEO of Dyn
 Just a day after announcing a $50 million round of funding, Internet performance management company Dyn is revealingthere’s been a change in leadership — co-founder Jeremy Hitchcock ...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Activists at Disrupt protest Airbnb over listings in Israeli settlements
 Airbnbis under fire forallowing hostsonits platform to list homes in Israel’s occupied territories. And today the issue became the subject of a protest at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch General Michael Hayden on the state of surveillance in America, presidential candidates and more
 General Michael Hayden is no stranger to government — or to your data. As the former director of the NSA and the CIA, he oversaw controversial surveillance programs and had authority over ...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Review: The North Faces Access Pack is a backpack design that fizzles
 It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes backpack designs get creative. Typically, backpacks are boring, with little variation in their shape, their materialseven their colors. Read Mor...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Sunrise will sunset on August 31st
 We all saw it coming, but it’s still hard to swallow. Well-designed calendar app and service Sunrise will be removed from the stores in the next few days. The servers will be shutting down...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Justin Kan accepts Y Combinator Fellowship pitches over Snapchat
 One of the latest Snapchat trends (at least in our little techbubble) is venture capitalists using the social media platform as a way to dish out advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. People like Ma...
06:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch GeoOrbitals wheel turns almost any bike into an electric bike
 TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016’s “wildcard” participant GeoOrbital has a different take on the electric bike. Instead of putting a motor on the bike, they put it in the wheel. This...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Carmelo Anthony looks to be a VC MVP with Melo7 Tech Partners
 Carmelo Anthony, already a superstar forward for the New York Knicks, is looking ahead to his next act as a venture capital mogul. Coupling his longtime interest in technology with a desire to p...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Agrilyst raises $1M seed round for its indoor agriculture analytics service
 Agrilyst, the winner of our Disrupt SF 2015 Battlefield competition, today announcedit has raised a $1 million seed round for its indoor agriculture analytics service.The round was led by Brookl...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Kik already has over 6,000 bots reaching 300 million registered users
 Messenger and WhatsApp may be the 800-pound gorillas in the chat space thanks to Facebook’s significant reach, but Waterloo-based Kik is rapidly building a young, dedicated audience of use...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook will turn panoramas into 360 Photos for feed and Gear VRs 1M users
 Those panoramas trapped on your phone will finally get a better viewing experience, both on News Feed and the Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR, which Facebook now says has 1 million monthly users ...
05:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Bolt Threads raises $50 million to brew spider silk, inks deal with Patagonia
 If the idea of wearing spider silk intrigues, the idea of managing a farm full of spiders isn’t all that appealing. A startup called Bolt Threads has developed a means of brewing spider si...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Google Photos takes on Facebook Moments with improvements to shared albums
 Following Facebook Moments’ expansion to the E.U. and Canada earlier this week, Google is launching new features on its own photo-sharing service, Google Photos, aimed at making its app bo...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest adds former Amazon exec and growth expert Michelle Wilson to its board
 Pinterest announced this morning it’s addingformer Amazon exec Michelle Wilson to its board of directors. Wilson has a background in global growth and talent acquisition, both of which are...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Front makes email collaboration much smoother
 Front started out as an app to manage shared email addresses. With Front, you can collaborate, comment, assign and reply to those pesky emails that you receive on your [email protected], [email protected] or contact...
04:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Dont copy the Valley, copy Brooklyn
 With Silicon Valley pretty much a trash fire right now it would behoove small cities to look elsewhere when trying to create centers of innovation. While Brooklyn, that gem of an island surround...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Weaveworks grabs $15 million Series B from GV to bring order to containerization
 Weaveworks announced a $15 million Series B round today led by GV (the artist formerly known as Google Ventures). Accel, which invested in its earlier $5 million Series A also participated. The ...
03:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Wireless charging startup uBeam accused of being the next Theranos
 uBeam could be vaporware, according to a blogger claiming to be uBeam’s former VP of Engineering. They accuse the startup of being unable to fulfill promises made about its technology. uBe...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons Top Gear car show to be called The Grand Tour
 The (in)famous former Top Gear presenter trio: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, who last summer signed to Amazon’s Prime video streaming platform to make a new car show this...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Google to restrict ads for payday loans
 Google announced today that it will no longer allow payday lenders to advertise on its systems because the loans often come with high interest rates and quick repayment requirements that push bo...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Monetization, churn and how to stand out in the mobile dating space
 Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY we hadRobyn Exton of Her, Dawoon Kang of Coffee Meets Bagel and Whitney Wolfe of Bumble discuss the latest trends in the mobile dating space.Two of the apps, Her a...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Nest open sources OpenThread to snag more IoT partners, take on Amazon
 Earlier this year, a report in The Information claimed that Google-owned Nest was working on a rival to Amazon’s Echo — a service that would bring together a number of other connecte...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Google Translate gets in-app translations on Android, offline mode on iOS
 Google is launching an update to its Translate apps for iOS and Android today.There are three main parts to today’s announcement: offline support for iOS, Tap To Translate on Android, and ...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Soledad OBrien is working on a sequel to her documentary about being black in Silicon Valley
 Five years have passed since Soledad O’Brien covered race in Silicon Valley as part of her documentary series Black in America. Now she’s ready to take a second look. Today, O’...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Why DoorDash has to strike a balance between profitability and growth
 DoorDash CEO Tony Xu says the company is cash flow positive in some of its early markets — but the company still has to invest in its growth.That’s the reason that the company raised...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Jessica Alba on the past, present and future of The Honest Company
 Four years after her appearance at Disrupt SF 2012, Jessica Alba took the Disrupt NY stage to discuss The Honest Company’s latest news. Alba started by touching on the company’s earl...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launches Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women
 Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawchecklaunched her anticipatednew startup, adigital investment platform for women calledEllevest, this morning from the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 conference’...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Instagrams big redesign goes live with a colorful new icon, black-and-white app and more
 Instagram’s new icon is pink. Well, it’s pink and purple and yellow and orange. It’s definitely different. And that’s not all the company has changed today. Instagram thi...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Berlin-based VC Cherry Ventures closes new 150M early-stage fund
 I can finally tick this one off my European VCs that are raising a new fund list. Cherry Ventures, the Berlin-based VC, has raised a new 150 million early-stage fund, its second fund since comin...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Europe blocks O2-Three carrier merger in the UK
 Europe’s Competition Commission has blocked a proposed merger that would have seen the number of major carriers in the UK mobile market reduced from four to three. Read More ...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunch Include office hours expand to NY
 Include is TechCrunch’s diversity program, launched in 2014, aimed at facilitating opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech to take their startups to the next level.The Office Hou...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the final day of Disrupt NY 2016 right here
On this, the final day of Disrupt, we present to you celebrities. Jessica Alba will grace our stage, as will Carmelo Anthony, Soledad O’Brien and the only man to be the director of the NSA and C...
11:32 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Soracom, an IoT platform provider based in Japan, scores $22M to break into the U.S. market
 Soracom, a Tokyo-based startup that provides a communication platform for developers of connected devices, announced today that it has raised a 2.4 billion yen (about $22 million) Series B from ...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Garmins new GPS running watch tracks heart rate, knows how hard you try
 Navigation system turned wearable manufacturer Garmin debuted a new running watch today that packs in a slew of tracking tools. The high-end Forerunner 735XT features built-GPS tracking, along w...
10:20 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch German iPad point of sale startup Orderbird closes $20M Series C
 Timing is everything, right? Just a few days after recovering from a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, orderbird, which claims to be the leading iPad point of sale (POS) solution in German speakin...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Drayson Technologies raises 8M for RF energy harvesting tech aimed at IoT devices and wearables
 There’s no such thing as a free lunch or free energy, right? Not necessarily. Drayson Technologies, the London startup founded by Lord Paul Drayson, a very successful serial entrepreneur a...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Naspers Plants a Flag in U.S., with New Venture Group
 Naspers, the 101-year-old, internet and entertainment group, is finally planting a flag in the U.S., establishing a Naspers Ventures unit that will operate largely out of San Francisco. The 30,0...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Software piracy claims can ruin your business and reward those responsible
 There is a highly divisive and costly practice that software companies have inflicted on their customers for nearly a decade. This practice brings with it significant emotional duress, time inve...
02:17 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch WhatsApp launches desktop apps for Mac and Windows
 WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service that claims a billion users, has launched desktop clients for Mac and Windows. The release comes about 15 months after WhatsApp released its first ...
12:52 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop Technologies becomes Hyperloop One, pulls in $80 million and announces global partners
 The news comes just days after rival hyperloop builder Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced a licensing deal to power its own prototype with magnetic levitation technology. Both...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch The TC Disrupt NY Battlefield Finalists are Bark, Beam, BitPagos, Ritual, SeaDrone, and WaterO
 Thus far at TC Disrupt NY, we’ve seen a handshake stalemate between IAB’s Randall Rothenberger and AdBlocker’s Till Faida. We’ve seen the Siri founders debut the next-gen...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, May 11, 2016
Techcrunch Please dont learn to code
 There’s an idea that’s been gaining ground in the tech community lately: Everyone should learn to code. But here’s the problem with that idea: Coding is not the new literacy. W...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Shaving for the Red Hook Initiative
 We’re here in Red Hook, Brooklyn for TechCrunch Disrupt NY and Jon Shieber’s beard is getting out of control. It’s getting shaved for the Red Hook Initiative.Use this GoFundMe ...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch 3Dprintler lets you order a 3D print via chatbot
 If you want to 3D print something who do you call? Step forward 3Dprintler, a startup that has made a search engine for locating 3D printing services in your area. The team was chosen as the wil...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Uber says that 20% of its rides globally are now on Uber Pool
 Uber, the world’s biggest unicorn, got its start as a limo service that typically cost more than traditional taxi services. But as Uber looks to add an ever more mainstream audience global...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Uber says that 20% of its rides globally are now on UberPool
 Uber, the world’s biggest unicorn, got its start as a limo service that typically cost more than traditional taxi services. But as Uber looks to add an ever more mainstream audience global...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Birch gets your credit card rewards in order
 Credit card reward programs can be confusing, and each can be totally different from the next. So managing all your points and rewards can quickly become a headache. Enter Birch, a service that ...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch PlaceAVote wants to give voters a say in Congress
 PlaceAVote wants you. The soon-to-launch startup brings together politically-minded users to debate the bills currently before Congress. PlaceAVote, which is competing in Battlefield at Disrupt ...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Bark helps parents keep kids safe online without invading their privacy
 Launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is a new service called Bark, aimed at parents who want to keep their kids safe online. Unlike traditional “parental control” software o...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Ritual wants to reinvent the vitamin
 Ritualhas developed a beaded oil capsule vitamin for sustained release from what it says are the best ingredients found throughout the world to nourish your body. The company launched today onst...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Cujo is a firewall for the connected smart home network
 “Cujo protects everything on your network,” the company’s CEO, Einaras Gravrock says, describing his product in the simplest terms ahead of its Disrupt NY launch this week. ...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Mozilla relaunches Firefox Test Pilot to experiment with new features like side tabs
 Mozilla is bringing back its Test Pilot program for Firefox. The idea behind Test Pilot is to allow users — and Mozilla’s engineers — to test experimental browser features long...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Semi-driving the semi-autonomous 2016 Volvo XC90
 The 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design has an all-new look and a powerful 2-liter supercharged engine with 316 horsepower. But this is TechCrunch, where we’re all about that tablet-like center co...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch SeaDrone simplifies underwater exploration and inspection
 It’s the year, or perhaps the decade, of the drone, and the popular craft are only getting cheaper, better, and easier to control — but why should drones be limited to the air? The S...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Peter Thiel to back Trump as GOP presidential candidate
 Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has agreed to back Trump as a California delegate in Cleveland this summer. Thiel’s level of support for the Donald is unclear but Thiel will be one o...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch BitPagos uses the blockchain to enable credit for online payments in emerging markets
 The world is familiar with bitcoin being used for many things. Online payments, long-distance remittance, even a substitute for gold, but what about credit? Read More ...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Vrse CEO Chris Milk talks VR storytelling and the road to virtual realitys Citizen Kane
 “Citizen Kane does not come in year two of VR.” Esteemed VR filmmaker/documentarian/founder/CEO Chris Milk took to the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in NY to discuss the limitations an...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch HomeMe looks to help pre-approve apartment hunters for rentals
 Mark Douglas’s daughter was shopping around for an apartment. But theperson showing apartments just assumed that because she was young she didn’t have the buying power to afford an e...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch UpScored launches job-matching platform for applicants and employers
 Searching for a new job sucks. It sucks even more when you apply for a job you’re super pumped about just to find out that the company doesn’t think you’re cut out for it. #Rud...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong say policy matters for New Yorks tech growth
 Against a backdrop of a New York investment scene that’s been long on promise and press and somewhat lacking in terms of exits, tech icons Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures,...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch TimeLooper wants to put VR experiences in every tourist hangout around the globe
 What makes historical sites and areas significant aren’t generally just what you see at face value. Where pamphlets and audio tours fall short is in truly conveying the deep history that l...
07:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Air opens Austrian outpost with focus on sense-and-avoid tech
 As first reported by the Verge, Amazon today announced that it is opening a new development center for its Prime Air drone delivery program in Graz, Austria. This new team will focus on “s...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Tumblr launches Labs so users can test experimental features
 Yahoo-owned blogging platform Tumblr quietly launched a new program today called Tumblr Labs that will allow users to opt-in to testing out new and experimental features on the site. Some of the...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon expands VoiceView accessibility tool for visually impaired users to the Kindle Paperwhite
 After rolling out to its Fire tablets, Amazon is ready to bring VoiceViewfunctionality to its line of devoted e-readers. The accessibility feature, targeted at visually impaired users, will be h...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch YouNows Adi Sideman on how to make money in live streaming
 Adi Sideman‘s live streaming app YouNow currently sits at 77th place in the App Store Top Grossing list, but it’s wildly popular amongyouths; Sideman says 70 percent of users are und...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Pebble revamps its health software and text responses
 The weather’s finally starting to look like spring here in New York City, and it’s time to really put those fitness trackers to good use. For those who rely on a Pebble watch to keep...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Senate committee asks Facebook to answer questions about its Trending Topics
 The Senate Commerce Committee sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg asking him to answer questions about Facebook’s Trending Topics feature. Trending Topics displays trending news headlines and...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Googles head of advertising talks ad blocking, mobile and micropayments
 Google’s Senior Vice President of Ads & Commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY today for a wide-ranging conversation with our own Anthony Ha.Given the curre...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Customer support via SMS is about to get a lot easier, courtesy of Zendesk
 Customer support powerhouse Zendesk is broadening its ever-expanding number of support channels today, as the company announced a brand new native channel for customer service over the text mess...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Betterment and Robinhood clash on how to disrupt investing
 What does the future of the financial services industry look like? The founders of two startups with two very different answers to that question took the stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 ...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Slack debuts Sign in with Slack, the work chat platforms answer to Facebook Connect
 Slack is pushing to become the identity layer for all enterprise apps. The workplace chat app has already captured the eyes, minds (and wallets) of the tech world with its deceptively simple, zi...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch TweetXStitch turns the dumbest things youve said on Twitter into memorabilia
 For better or worse, Twitter is the home to a lot of harebrained ideas, a great example of which is the @TweetXstitch account. It creates framed representations of some of the dumbest, funniest ...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Kit, a social network for products from startup studio Expa, names its first CEO
 One of the startups incubated at startup studio Expa is today taking its next step in developing as a standalone company. Kit, a social network where people can share their favorite products ...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook says 10K developers are building chatbots, analytics are coming
 Despite gripes about the usefulness of Facebook chatbots, “tens of thousands” of developers are building them, Messenger’s head of product Stan Chudnovsky revealed onstage at T...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch How to grab attention in short bursts with Bemes Casey Neistat
 YouTube star and Beme co-founder Casey Neistat jaunted on stage slightly late and sporting neon yellow shoes at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC this morning to talk about his app and what it’s like...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Mountain Dew brings DR1 drone racing to Twitch and cable this August
 Television and Twitch arethe next steps for the sport of professional drone racing, with Mountain Dew coming on board as the titlesponsor. It’s the first time that drone racing will broadc...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Majority of apps lost over 10% of downloads due to last weeks App Store glitches
 Last week’s App Store issues caused headaches for users who, for several hours during the morning on May 5th, were unable to surface apps using keyword searches. This affected top apps lik...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Blue Apron, Sweetgreen & Maple founders on how to grow your food startup
 The food industry is going through an interesting shift in the U.S. We’re moving away from an era of processed food and microwave meals, to one where people are increasingly concerned abou...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Blue Apron, Sweetgreen and Maple founders on how to grow your food startup
 The food industry is going through an interesting shift in the U.S. We’re moving away from an era of processed food and microwave meals, to one where people are increasingly concerned abou...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook expands dynamic ad retargeting to Instagram and travel sector, ramps up lookalikes
 Get ready for a lot more ads on Instagram and elsewhere that feel ever more personalised. Instagram today is turning up the volume on its ad tech play, courtesy of its owner, Facebook. Today the...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Moments launches in the EU & Canada without facial recognition
 Facebook announced this morning that its private photo-sharing application, Facebook Moments, is now available in all countries worldwide, thanks the launch of a new, modified version in the EU ...
02:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Reserve unveils a full suite of tools to help restaurants manage their tables
 Since it launched in 2014, Reserve has often been described as a “dining concierge” — which sounds cool but alsomaybea little vague. Basically, the company combines a flexible ...
02:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Echo VP Mike George talks Alexa security and simplifying search
 In a wide-ranging conversation at Disrupt today, Mike George, Amazon’s Vice President of Echo, Alexa and Appstore discussed the past and future of the company’s surprise hit home app...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Ilys modern family phone is launching on Kickstarter
 Insensi has been working hard on a brand new device to make it easier to communicate with other family members. The device, Ily, is a modern take on landline phones that is so easy to use that c...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch What bubble? USVs Fred Wilson says the future of tech investing remains strong
 While many people in the venture communitybemoanthe near-term fate of the industry, Fred Wilson, the co-founder of Union Square Ventures and one of the architects of the resurgence of New York&#...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Congress warned about cybersecurity after attempted ransomware attack on House
 Congressional gridlock can usually be blamed on stubborn Representatives and Senators. But a new string of ransomware attacks on the House of Representatives could stall legislation more effecti...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Juno thinks it can beat Uber by playing nice
 Talmon Marcothinks he knows what it takes to beat Uber in the on-demand ride sharing business. TheIsraeli entrepreneur, known for co-founding of messenger service, Viber, is launching Juno in Ne...
01:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon takes on YouTube with launch of Amazon Video Direct
 Amazonunveiled its own plans to compete in the user-generated video market with the launch of a new service called Amazon Video Directin a surprise announcement this morning. This service, expla...
01:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Indiegogo acquires Celery to keep selling crowdfunded winners
 Indiegogo wants to step out of Kickstarter’s shadow by embracing commerce beyond crowdfunding. That means helping sell pre-orders and finished products from entrepreneurs who are done rais...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch FileMaker 15 launches with support for Apples latest hardware features
 FileMaker, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, makes it easy for those without any programming knowledge as well asexperienced programmers to build line-of-business apps for the iPhone, iPad, Wi...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch HP rolls out a new corporate venture unit
 There’s a new corporate venture arm in town.Roughly six months after Hewlett-Packard finalized its division into two companies — Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which focuses on servers,...
12:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Wallapop and LetGo, two Craigslist rivals, plan merger to take on the U.S. market
 Consolidation isafoot in the online classifieds space as two popular startups born in Barcelona are in advanced talks to merge operations in the U.S.. Wallapop and LetGo — which both provi...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch The lack of women in tech is more than a pipeline problem
 Only 18 percent of undergraduate computer science degrees and 26 percent of computing jobs are held by women. It’s worse at the top of the corporate world — just 5 percent of leaders...
12:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Enterprise hardware maker Ubiquiti extends to the home network with AmpliFi
 After more than a decade spent focused on enterprise networking, San Jose-based Ubiquiti is looking to apply its workplace wireless expertise for a home audience. The company, co-founded by ex-A...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Walgreens wants customers to check their own mental health online
 Walgreens, the largest drug retailing chain in the U.S., has launched a partnership with Mental Health America, and a telehealth company MDLIVE, to encourage people to screen themselves for ment...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch GoFundMe hits 25m donors and $2b raised on its giving platform
 The GoFundMe platform seems to be everywhere these days; my social media feeds are never too many posts away from a campaign from the company, raising funding for a cause or a goal. The appeal i...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch MegaBots raises $2.4 million to create league of human-piloted, giant fighting robots
 Oakland, Calif. startup MegaBots Inc. has raised $2.4 million in seed funding to bring the robot-fighting stuff of manga and anime to a venue near you. According to MegaBots cofounders, Gui Cava...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Dyn raises $50M more to help your favorites websites stay fast and secure
 Internet performance management company Dynhas raised $50 million in Series B funding. Dyn was founded back in 2001, with its first product being a DNS service called DynDNS. Over time, it’...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Dyn raises $50M more to help your favorite websites stay fast and secure
 Internet performance management company Dynhas raised $50 million in Series B funding. Dyn was founded back in 2001, with its first product being a DNS service called DynDNS. Over time, it’...
11:23 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch ICE Contact can ping your friends after you go missing
 ICE Contact takes a fresh take on emergency messaging apps. It uses ‘delayed messages’ to tell your friends something’s gone wrong if you don’t return when you planned to...
09:39 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft will close MSN China to focus on selling other services
 Microsoft announced today that it will shut down MSN China, its web portal for China, early next month. Read More ...
08:35 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch FTC, FCC launch inquiry into how companies distribute security fixes to mobile devices
 The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission announced today that they are teaming up for an inquiry into how security updates to smartphones and other mobile devices a...
04:01 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Rancher Labs raises $20M Series B round for its container management platform
 Rancher Labs, a container management platform that supports both Kubernetes and Docker Swarm, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series B round. This new funding round was led by n...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch Embedded fuel cells power smartphones for a week and could run the world
 People love their smartphones but hate poor battery life. We love having access to the world’s information at our fingertips but tire of the need to constantly plug in to the world’s...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, May 10, 2016
Techcrunch The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age
 Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call th...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Chinese tech giant Kuang-Chi harnesses Israeli tech to build smart cities in China
 Last week, Kuang-Chi, a Shenzhen-based technology conglomerate, launched a $300 million Israel fund in Tel Aviv to tap the country’s smart city know-how, according to the company’s f...
11:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Virtual reality will revolutionize media content but VR headsets need to evolve
 Virtual reality can deliver on its promise to bring new and immersive experiences to the masses, but the current iteration of hardware will need to evolve first. Read More ...
09:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Laugh.ly aims to be the Pandora for stand-up comedy
 A company called Laugh.ly wants to make streaming sets from the best comedians as easy as streaming music on Pandora. Though not yet available to the public, Laugh.ly’s iOS application wil...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch WaterO brings reverse osmosis drinking water to the kitchen table
 A month before Disrupt, Yu Zhou sent us an email titled, “We want to help solve the Flint water problem.” WaterO’s CEO wasn’t claiming to have the catchall solution to th...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Botify is an SEO crawler that helps your website optimize for Googlebot
 Most businesses live or die on Google search rankings. If you can’t crack the top few results, it’s almost impossible to consistently drive organic traffic to your site. But how does...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Artveoli combines algae and microfluidics to generate fresh air indoors
 Artveoli is a biotech startup that’s building an air purifying device that aims to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen in indoor environments by harnessing the photosynthetic properties of ...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch OverNest launches GitZero with encrypted code searching at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield
 OverNest, a startup that was launched just over a year by several technology industry veterans, announced its first product called GitZero today at the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield com...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Dataminr was in an unpaid pilot with intel agencies when Twitter ended the deal
 We’re heading into summer, but thechillyrelationship between government bodies and private tech businesses is growing frostier by the day. In the latest development, it has emerged that Tw...
08:13 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch With Lumenus smart cycling apparel, you can leave your boring cycling jacket at home
 As self-driving cars are not quite ready yet, bike accidents are still a thing, unfortunately. Sometimes, stupid monkey brains can’t see someone riding a bike. Lumenus wants to fix that wi...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook responds to claims of biased Trends, says it has neutrality guidelines
 Facebook says it’s against the company’s curation policy to suppress or prioritize specific political views in its Trending topics, and that it has guidelines in place to preserve co...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook now directly denies report of biased trends, says theres no evidence
 Facebook is now strongly refuting claims that it suppressed conservative Trends after issuing a more vague and indirect PR statement earlier today about having neutrality guidelines. Facebook ha...
07:44 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and Lyft pause Austin operations in standoff over regulation
 Today, Uber and Lyft took theirride hailing services offline in Austin, Texas, leaving drivers scrambling for other means of making income, and riders stranded or seeking another mode of transpo...
07:44 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and Lyft pause Austin operations today in standoff over regulation
 Today, Uber and Lyft took theirride hailing services offline in Austin, Texas, leaving drivers scrambling for other means of making income, and riders stranded or seeking another mode of transpo...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Spinns unique coffee brewer brings third wave roasters to your countertop
 There’s no shortage of ways to get a satisfactory caffeine fix these days, and some of them are mighty high-tech. Spinn Coffee’s new machine, demonstrated on stage at Disrupt NY toda...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Halo is building a wearable to make athletes better, stronger, faster
 Halo Neuroscience wants to build a new category of wearable. Not for passively tracking human activity, as so many existing wearables are, but for actively and positively influencing physical ab...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Scoutible says its video games will find you a job
 What if finding a job were as easy as playing a game? Well Scoutible, thinks its smartphone games have what it takes to assess the aptitude and traits required for certain professions. The compa...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Ephemeral is developing tattoo ink designed to disappear after a year
 Practically everyone who has ever considered a tattoo knows the old parental refrain of “you’ll have it forever.” It’s a fairly stark warning tinged with the regret of a ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Behold.ai launches artificially intelligent medical software to find abnormalities faster
 Jeet Raut’s mom was told she no longer had breast cancer. But it turned out to be a false diagnosis and she had to undergo further treatment. She’s okay now, but that medical mistake...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch B.J. Novaks The List App rebrands to li.st, arrives on Android
 When B.J. Novak, best known for exec producing, writing and starringas Ryan on “The Office,” teamed up withDev Flaherty to create a mobile application that allowed people to create l...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Beam wants to turn gaming streams wildly dynamic
 The gaming community is one of the most vibrant and powerful groups on the Internet. The power of platforms like Twitch to unite gamers interested in watching streams of other people playing vid...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch How Foursquare hopes to hit profitability
 Foursquare’s business looks a whole lot different than it used to. New CEO Jeff Glueckand co-founder Dennis Crowley know it — and they still have a plan to hit $100 million in revenu...
06:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Periscope makes drone integration and live streams a reality
 The latest update for Periscope adds drone integration, a search function and an ability tosave live streams. It’s a significant update for asocial network that revolvesentirely around sha...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Tech has more of an exclusion problem than a culture problem
 The tech industry’s diversity problems are exacerbated by its obsession with genius coders and brilliant founders, Carissa Romero, a partner at the diversity consulting startupParadigm,sai...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Parrots CEO is building a new kind of t-shirt
 You never know what you’re going to get when you sit down with Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux. The executive is every bit as unpredictable as the company he runs – and just like ParrotR...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Nearpod raises $9.2 million to help teachers use tech for live instruction
 If Nearpod CEO Guido Kovalskys has his way, overhead projectors and PowerPointpresentations will never bore students again. Instead, he wants to see cutting-edge technologies and interactive con...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Siri-creator shows off first public demo of Viv, the intelligent interface for everything
 Today, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Siri creator Dag Kittlaus showed off the first public demo of Viv, an AI virtual system that aims to be “the intelligent interface for everything.&...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Privacy International files judicial review to UKs ability to hack devices en masse
 Digital rights group Privacy International has filed a judicial review in the UK High Court of an earlier decision by the oversight body of the UK’s security agencies to sanction the use o...
04:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch IMDB for music Musikki raises another $1M to extend its image platform
Image management and distribution platform Musikki raised a first round of funding in 2014 to become “the IMDB of music”. It’s now inked a deal on another $1M in funding from Portuga...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Heres the first demo of Viv, the next generation AI assistant built by Siri creator
 Siri co-founder and CEO Dag Kittlaus has been quietly working on a much-anticipated voice assistant powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning and integrations with third-party service...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Heres the first demo of Viv, the next-generation AI assistant built by Siri creator
 Siri co-founder and CEO Dag Kittlaus has been quietly working on a much-anticipated voice assistant powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning and integrations with third-party service...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Interactive Adverting Bureau CEO: AdBlock Plus is an extortion-based business
 Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, we had both the founder of AdBlock Plus Till Faida and Interactive Advertising Bureau CEO Randall Rothenberg on our stage — but not at the same time, mostly...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Interactive Advertising Bureau CEO: AdBlock Plus is an extortion-based business
 Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, we had both the founder of AdBlock Plus Till Faida and Interactive Advertising Bureau CEO Randall Rothenberg on our stage — but not at the same time, mostly...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Pivotal confirms Series C round is actually over $650 million
 Pivotal filed a Form D last week with the SEC indicating that last week’s $253 million round was actually closer to $653 million. Where did the extra money come from? Well, existing invest...
03:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch AdBlock Plus closes in on a billion downloads
 Ad blocking software’s usage on the web, and now mobile, has forced the media and publishing industry to look to new revenue models. And one of the most notableplayersin ad blocking is Ger...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch John McAfees first move as a new CEO is to rename the company after himself
 Some exciting news from the John McAfee camp today: America’s favorite (and most entertaining) cybersecurity expert has a new gig! MGT Capital Investments, a publicly traded company that o...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch LPs are feeling the pressure of startups not finding exits
 All the energy for venture funds flows from LPs— the money goes from LPs to partners at funds, which in turn invest in startups.But since the number of IPOs and exits has started to dry up...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Picturesqe uses AI to help professional photographers cut through the dross
 The word AI is increasingly bandied about with notable abandon. And, as I like to say, AI is the promise that keeps on promising. So I’m always encouraged when I see a humble but viable us...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch The Internet of Things is a security nightmare, warns EFF
 A panel discussion on finding a balance between security and privacy here at Disrupt New York 2016 touched on various aspects of a complex topic, including strategies for securing customer data ...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch HTCs revenue plunges 64% as the struggling firm reports another quarter in the red
 HTC is officially struggling once again. The Taiwan-based tech company’s latest financials show its sales dropped a staggering 64 percent over the past year. Read More ...
02:32 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch theSkimm on how to rapidly grow an audience of engaged millennials
 theSkimm founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin came onstage at Disrupt NYC 2016 today to tell us how to capture one of the most coveted audiences in media – millennials. Part of it is...
02:13 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Giphys Alex Chung hints at potential ways to turn innocent GIFs into revenue streams
 Giphy co-founder and CEO Alex Chung talked about Giphy’s current state at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Giphy now serves over a billion GIFs a day and has raised around $75 million. And yet, the ...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch PayPal will no longer protect your crowdfunding cash
 PayPal is changing its purchase protection rules to reflect increasing risks associated with crowdfunding. The new language, which will go into effect in June, state that “payments on crow...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Cloud Native Foundation adds Prometheus monitoring tool as its second hosted project
 The launchof the Cloud Native Foundation(CNF) last July caused a few stirs becauseit brought together a very wide range of companies, including AT&T, Box, Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, Google, IBM,...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Introducing the Startup Battlefield companies of Disrupt NY 2016
 TechCrunch is pleased to announce the 20 startups selected to participate in the Disrupt NY 2016 Startup Battlefield. Over the next two days, these companies will compete on tech’s biggest...
12:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify sharpens its focus on video with 12 new music-themed original programs
 MTV gave us a blast from the past last month when it streamed nonstop Prince videos as a memorial tothe musician’s untimely death. But as it turns out, we willstart seeing a lot more music...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the Disrupt Day 1 live stream right here!
 We’ve got a big day ahead of us, so buckle up!Live from Red Hook in Brooklyn, Disrupt NY is unfolding before our very eyes with badass speakers, awesome demoes and, of course, the world-fa...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Lending Club shares are crashing after its CEO resigns
 Lending Club shares are down more than 25% — shaving off hundreds of millions of dollars off the company’s roughly $2.5 billion market cap — after it announced its CEO would re...
12:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Opera brings its free VPN service to iOS with a new app, Opera VPN
 Following the launch of a built-in VPN service in its web browser last month, Opera this morning debuted a free and unlimited mobile VPN app for iOS devices. Called Opera VPN, the app is designe...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch CoreOS raises $28M Series B round led by GV
 CoreOS, the company behind the container-centric CoreOS Linux distribution and Tectonic container management service, today announced that it has raised a $28 million Series B round led by GV, t...
10:45 am GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Bango acquires U.S.-based carrier billing service BilltoMobile for $3.5M
 Bango, the U.K.-based mobile payments company that provides tech to enable consumers to charge app store purchases directly to their phone bill, has acquired the U.S.-based carrier billing servi...
10:03 am GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Zomato defends itself after HSBC says its valuation is only half a unicorn
 In another sign of the challenges facing food delivery startups in India, HSBC said in a recent report that it believes Zomato’s valuation is $500 million—half of the $1 billion valu...
05:49 am GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch PayPal nixes Purchase Protection for payments made through crowdfunding platforms
 If you use your PayPal account to support a crowdfunding campaign, you can’t rely on its Purchase Protection plan anymore. The payment platform has announced that after June 25, payments m...
01:12 am GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch Afraid of the future? Try Technotopia
Over the past few months I’ve been on a mission: I want to prove that the future is not going to suck. While this project was originally going to end up in a book – and it still will ̵...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, May 9, 2016
Techcrunch The digital age of data art
 Many artists use as material for art the raw data produced by our societies, seeking innovative means of display or transforming it into a work of art. By blurring boundaries between art and inf...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Rapper and founder Ryan Leslie explains why his latest music isnt on streaming services (for now)
 If anyone wants to text Ryan Leslie and have a one-on-one conversation with a big-dealrapper, here’s his number: 646-887-6978. That’s not a secret. Leslie shares the number publicly ...
06:59 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch AlexaSite wins the Disrupt NY 2016 Hackathon Grand Prize
 It’s been a long night at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. But this time, you couldn’t see anyone waiting for a boat. Instead, the Cruise Terminal hosted a very special competition R...
06:46 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Lilwils personalized learning engine teaches teachers how to teach
 Every student has a unique learning style, but it’s tough for teachers to figure out if they learn best through lectures, images, reading, self-directed practice, or group projects. By usi...
06:44 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Helix conducts research as you write
 Researchers often need to go beyond Google to find the kind of medical journal articles and flat data files necessary for their work. But many journal articles are locked away in databases like ...
06:42 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Teach-U: VR uses virtual reality to let anyone learn piano or drums
 NYU Shanghai students Sean Kelly and Sam Shi wanted to use VR to help increase access to information. Over the weekend at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in New York, the duo initially looked a...
06:34 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch E-susu aims to close the gap between community loan groups and traditional banking services
 An interesting hack presented on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2016 is a platform for non-traditional banking services. Called e-susu, the app is designed for people who are involve...
06:08 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Your voice is your password with Sesames Alexa app
 Between Alexa’s built-in functionality and Skills API, you can now use the platform to do almost anything. Simple voice commands let you do things like order a pizza,send someone money on ...
05:49 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch The Blind Date Club turns your Echo speaker into a matchmaker
 Can Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa serve as a matchmaker? That’s the idea behind The Blind Date Club, a project from a team of coders presenting today at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY ...
05:37 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch VR Party is a social DJ dance club for virtual reality
 Twelve hours into last night’s Disrupt NY Hackathon, Andre Smith still wasn’t sure what he was doing. “People ask me about what my ideas are before the Hackathon,” he exp...
05:36 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Hungry Host uses Alexa to help you figure out what to cook tonight
 You have a bunch of ingredients in your fridge, and you don’t know what you want to cook. You just bought an Amazon Echo, dying to figure out some new things to do with it. Well, you can d...
05:06 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Deep Focus saves you from being inundated by unimportant messages
 If it’s your birthday, Mother’s Day or some other significant occasion, it’s likely you’ll receive a barrage of text messages, emails and calls. Even if it’s not a ...
05:02 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch The Eliza app makes mental health tracking as easy as talking to yourself
 Makers of an app called Eliza want to make it as easy for people to track their psychological well-being as it is to track their physical fitness.The Eliza app asks users to record a voice memo,...
04:48 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch This chat bot pretends to be you so you can keep up with your friends
 Too busy to keep up with your friends? There’s a chat bot for that. Read More ...
04:47 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch CrowdBuilder is a new app thats taking on the fragmented event promoter market
 According to the research firm IBISWorld, there are currently more than 65,000 event promoters in the U.S., most of who have limited geographic reach. Even including the industry’s largest...
04:42 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch TheHelpingHand.club uses Uber to direct homeless people to shelters
 Coders stayed up all night at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. With just 24 hours to build something meaningful, it was no easy task. But four gentlemen ...
04:41 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch This Disrupt hack brings hand-tracking to the Gear VR
 One of the biggest limitations of mobile VR at the moment is the lack of input. Google Cardboard is gathering some fixesvia sensors from companieslike PMD, but Angel Say wanted to make that solu...
04:32 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch MenuMe turns menu text into photos
 At the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 hackathon, a team of engineers from MasterCard teamed up to create an app that can help travelers visiting a foreign country better understand what food is bein...
04:21 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch 911bot is a chat bot that could save your life
 When you find yourself in an emergency situation, it’s hard to know what to do. And even if you do, panic can take over. 911bot, a product built at the Disrupt Hackathon here in New York, ...
04:05 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Want to know who to vote for? IBMs Watson Elections will make an emotional decision for you
 Sad, mad, glad, confused about the presidential race so far? Well, if you are really lost on who to vote for, IBM may have a solution depending on your mood. Watson Elections, one of the surpris...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Universities cant solve our skills gap problem, because they caused it
 The class of 2015 graduated with an average of $35,000 in student loan debt, the most in history. And yet, executives and hiring managers continue to complain about their inability to fill skill...
05:54 am GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and Lyft shutdown in Austin after voters defeat Proposition 1
 Today voters in Austin, TX went to the polls to weigh inon Proposition 1, an attempt to overturn a bill requiring mandatory fingerprint-basedcriminal background checks for new Uber and Lyftdrive...
05:54 am GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and Lyft shut down in Austin after voters defeat Proposition 1
 Today voters in Austin went to the polls to weigh inon Proposition 1, an attempt to overturn a bill requiring mandatory fingerprint-basedcriminal background checks for new Uber and Lyftdrivers i...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch The next AI is no AI
 Artificial Intelligence is starting to turn invisible from the outside in — and vice versa. The exact effects and workings of AI technologies are becoming more challenging to perceive and ...
02:22 am GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch The Disrupt NY Hackathon kicks off in Brooklyn
 Disrupt NY, welcome to Brooklyn. TechCrunch’s big conference has moved out of Manhattan, into Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood. The hackathon that opens the event got started to 12:3...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Bots,Messenger and thefuture ofcustomerservice
 In the 1970s, CFOs sat with CEOs and devised ways for upset consumers to not be able to get compensation easily. They put up automated phone systems and arcane and inflexible policies and rejoic...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, May 8, 2016
Techcrunch Bots,Messenger and thefuture of customer service
 In the 1970s, CFOs sat with CEOs and devised ways for upset consumers to not be able to get compensation easily. They put up automated phone systems and arcane and inflexible policies and rejoic...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch How to keep your investors invested
 You did it. You secured your funding. Good for you. You tirelessly developed, pitched, sold, maybe even danced a little. Not a song and dance, but a display of passion, commitment and promise. Y...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the robot that pretends to listen
 We’ve all done it. Cornered at a party by some bore talking about his unimaginative app that will “change the world.” All seemingly convincing excuses to leave have already bee...
08:17 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apples new site lets you create a custom Shot on iPhone ad for Mothers Day
 Last week Apple released the latest iteration of its “Shot on iPhone” campaign. The newad was developed for Mother’s Day, and features a slideshow of pictures and videos of mom...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch Lighteningthecognitiveload
 A longtime colleague and friend of mine used to love to say “Let’s just make this easy for them” whenever we discussed an upcoming meeting. I think I winced the first few times...
05:26 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch NVIDIA ups the power and drops the price with its impressive new graphics cards
 While you were out enjoying your Friday night, NVIDIA kicked off the weekend with a surprise unveil at the DreamHack gaming event in Austin, Texas, debuting its latest gaming GPUs. CEO Jen-Hsun ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Verbal Agreement
 The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 6, 2016. Size still matters as we move from primaries to the fall camp...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch The next stop on the road to revolution is ambient intelligence
 It’s easy to see a rainbow when it’s in the distance, but more difficult to discern when you are in its midst. Though it’s still early days, we’re now in the midst of the...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch FwdForce faces an uphill battle in trying to make crowdfunding more accountable
 One of the big challenges with crowdfunding is that once the campaign ends, most crowdfunding platforms wash their hands of the process from there on. FwdForce does things differently. It lets a...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch Captain America: Civil War mostly ignores the real world, and its all the better for it
 I’ll be honest: I was kind of nervous about this one. In the run-up to this weekend’s release of Captain America: Civil War, I’d seen some fond recollections of the decade-old ...
01:49 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch Users Guide to Disrupt NY 2016
 Hard to believe that Disrupt NYis just around the corner! TechCrunch has partnered with an amazing array of sponsorswho promise to make your experience at the conference better and better.Offici...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch VR is terrible for traditional storytelling
 “But among them was this poor Earthling, and his head was encased in a steel sphere which he could never take off. There was only one eyehole through which he could look, and welded to tha...
12:15 am GMT - Sat, May 7, 2016
Techcrunch Bar Roulette routes your Uber to a random bar nearby
 Want to go party the night away but not sure where to go? Bar Roulette’s brand new iOS app has you covered. Press a button to summon an Uber, and it will take you to a bar picked from the ...
10:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch West Ham becomes first English Premiership football club to sign an e-sports player
 West Ham United has become the first football team in the U.K. to embrace e-sports after the club signed pro gamer and World Cup runner-up Sean Allen, aka Dragonn. Read More ...
10:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch A $1 paper-based test can detect the Zika virus in around two hours
 “For our group it’s become an interesting case study in how quickly a group can mobilize in the face of an outbreak,” Dr. James Collins explains over the phone. The MIT biomedi...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Relay is a beautiful app for creating and sharing custom maps
 Today’s mapping applications are focused on helping you navigate to one spot to the next, or discovering the businesses around you. But they tend to be utilitarian in nature, and not what ...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.06.16
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording has concluded for today.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor Gang...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.06.16
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording has concluded for today.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor Gang...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Rethinking security for the Internet of Things
 Many people scoffed in January 2014 when Cisco CEO John Chambers pegged the “Internet of Everything” as a potential $17 trillion market, five to 10 times more impactful on society th...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Lenovo is launching a new $500 million startup fund
 Chinese tech giant Lenovo is investing $500 million in startups after it announced a new fund. Read More ...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Enclave Audio delivers 5.1 surround sound (almost) wirelessly
 In the list of things that we want science to solve I suspect the creation of a wireless 5.1 speaker system that is easy to use and set up ranks up there in between a cure for shingles and the c...
07:16 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers have developed a flexible holographic smartphone screen that plays a mean game of Angry Birds
 The first thing you do upon developing a flexible holographic smartphone display? Fire up a game of Angry Birds, naturally. All the rest of that smartphone functionality can wait until you’...
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Musical.ly raising $100 million at $500 million valuation for social music videos
 Musical.ly, the app that makes it easy to create music videos, is in the process of raisingabout$100 million in funding, at around a$500 million post-money valuation, TechCrunch has learned. The...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 TechCrunch is gearing up for the Disrupt NY Hackathon and conference. This week, the battle between Brazilian authorities and WhatsApp continued, Tesla shared details about how effective its bio...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch RewardStyle helps influencers make money from social
 These days, you can’t swing a bag of cats around without hitting some sort of social influencer. But how do these people make money from their content? RewardStyle, a Dallas-based startup,...
05:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Uber appoints former EC VP Neelie Kroes to its public policy board
 Taxi app Uber, which continues to battle regulatory clamp downs and legal confrontations in Europe, has appointed a former VP of the European Union’s executive arm, the European Commission...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch To the next POTUS: For communities of color, encryption is a civil right
 Communities of color don’t have the luxury of such complacency. For too long, unwarranted and unconstitutional surveillance has targeted the most vulnerable Americans — people of col...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch The tech geeks burden
 The tech geeks are coming to government. Whether they’re in our cities as Code for America volunteers or part of the federal U.S. Digital Service and 18F, programmers, data scientists and ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Google connects BigQuery to Google Drive and Sheets
 Google today announced that it is bringing some of its Google Cloud Platform and Google Apps tools a little bit closer together. BigQuery, Google’s serverlessanalytics data warehousingserv...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Meetup Pitch-Off is coming to Stockholm just in time for the summer
 Hello startup friends! The TechCrunch team had a great idea — the summer is right around the corner, so we’re going to celebrate Nordic startups with a Meetup + Pitch-Off in Stockhol...
02:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Want more screen space on your smartwatch? Put a ring on it
 Can two wearables be better than one? Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) will be presenting some new research next week in which they demonstrate a te...
02:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch The dehumanization of Facebook Messenger
 I used to answer ever message. Not any more. When Messenger buzzes, now I don’t know if it will be a friend or a bot. Every chime forces me to do a little Turing test in my head. Was I exp...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon judges and API workshops
 The TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon kicks off tomorrow, and we’re honored to welcome the hackathon’s stellar judges. Read More ...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch At Carnegie Mellon, using tech to make teachers more engaging
 Amy Ogan, an educational technologist at Carnegie Mellon University, calls herselfa“CMU lifer” and for good reason.She nabbedboth herundergraduate degree and Ph.D from the school. Fo...
02:36 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Twitchs new social networking feature, Friends, goes live
 Amazon’s gamestreaming serviceTwitch is getting more social. The new “Friends” feature teased in April has now launched into beta, allowing users to search for, add,and view a ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Swedens DigiExam raises $3.5M Series A for digital test and grading platform
 Swedish edtech startup DigiExam, which also has offices in the U.S. and U.K., offers software-as-a-service for academic testing and grading. It enables students to take tests digitally and in tu...
01:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Earnys app gets your money back on purchases after prices drop
 A new mobile application called Earny has launched with the goal of getting you your money back. That is, the app connects with your email and Amazon accounts in order to track your online purch...
12:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Alibabas Hong Kong fund invests in three e-commerce startups
 Alibaba has broken the seal on its startup fund for Hong Kong after it backed its first three companies in undisclosed deals. The companies are unsurprisingly in the e-commerce space: Yeechoo is...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Musics new student membership option discounts the service by 50%
 Amid news that Apple Music is getting a makeover come this summer, Apple today launcheda new plan to boost subscribers to its streaming music service and competitor to Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal...
05:49 am GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX successfully landed another rocket on a drone ship
 SpaceX successfully launched the Japanese communications satellite, JCSAT-14 on their Falcon 9 rocket at 1:22am EST today from Cape Canaveral, Florida. After the launch, the company soft-landed ...
03:10 am GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch New Yorks ff Venture Capital has raised a new, $54 million fund
 The eight-year-old, New York-based venture firmff Venture Capital, has raised $53.8 million for its fourth seed-stage venture fund, according to anSEC filingthat shows fundraising began in the f...
01:37 am GMT - Fri, May 6, 2016
Techcrunch Ive got a few questions for virtual reality filmmakers
 So, I’m sitting aboard a flight to Boston at the moment. I just finished a bout of midterms at Northwestern University that allegedly went well enough for me to make it through undergrad. ...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Skoog 2.0 brings wireless connectivity to the multi-use educational musical instrument
 “The key was to create an instrument for all children,” explains Skoog co-inventor Dr. Ben Schgler. “That includes kids with disabilities, whether physical or learning disabili...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Only humans, not computers, can learn or predict
 In late January, Nature magazine announced that a computer designed by Google’s DeepMind defeated a human master in the ancient Chinese board game, “Go.” This impressive achiev...
07:57 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Sean Parkers Airtime acquires WebRTC video chat wizards vLine
 It takes some serious engineering magic to build low-latency group mobile video chat and simultaneous content viewing. That’s why Sean Parker’s recently relaunched video chat room ap...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch SAP announces new partnership with Apple to expand iOS in the enterprise
 SAP announced a broad partnership with Apple today to bring iOS to SAP’s enterprise customer base. The announcement comes almost two years after Apple made a similar deal with IBM. As with...
07:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Launcher lets you create iOS widgets that display or hide based on day, time or location
 You may remember Launcher as the once-banned iOS widget which Apple booted from theApp Store after its approval, then months later allowed back in. The problem Apple had with the app, seemingly,...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Ultra-cute bugbots cooperate to climb a step together
 Anything is possible if we all work together — and no one gets left behind. That is the lesson these tiny “VelociRoACH” robots taught me today. Read More ...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch A closer look at Samsungs connected Family Hub Refrigerator
 Imagine for a moment that you’re a fly on the wall of a Samsung executive board meeting. It’s pretty easy to imagine why the Family Hub Refrigerator seemed like a great idea. Someone...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube VP Matt Glotzbach graduates to CEO role at Quizlet
 Quizlet, the makers of popular web and mobile study tools, hired a new CEO, Matt Glotzbach, former Vice President of Product Management at YouTube. Glotzbach led the creation of YouTube’s ...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch TrapTap maps speed traps and more
 TrapTap, which has raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter with about a week to go, alerts drivers to speed traps, school zones, speed zones, and red light cameras by blinking red, green, or blue. B...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch eBay acquires AI-powered big data processor Expertmaker
 eBay announced today that it is acquiring Expertmaker, a Swedish company that specializes in analysis of big data with a machine-learning twist. Read More ...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon poaches AI guru from Xerox PARC to work on Alexa virtual assistant
 Amazon has hired Xerox PARC employee and AI researcher Ashwin Ram to head up R&D for Alexa, the e-commerce behemoth’s AI-driven virtual assistant. Ram first tweeted about his appointme...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Fintech doesnt just disrupt banks, it makes them platforms
 It’s easy to move your money between banks. What’s annoying is movingyour apps.There’s been a recent explosion of fintech products in spaces likestock trading, wealth managemen...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch City carpooling service Via picks up $70M further funding, another $30M to come
 Via bills itself as an ‘on-demand transit company’ and in some ways is competing with Uber, specifically within the city carpooling space. Today the company announced $100 million in...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix now lets you control how much data it uses when streaming from your smartphone
 Netflix announced this morning a new way for consumers to control how much data its app uses when they’re accessing the service by way of a mobile device. In the updated version of the iOS...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Drawbridge raises $25M as it takes its cross-device tech beyond advertising
 Drawbridge, a startup that helps businesses identify when a single person is using multiple devices, has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Every time I writeabout Drawbridge, I’m con...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand launches in U.S., inks global deal with McDonalds
 AsSpotify continues to grow its consumer subscription business and expandthe services it provides to artists, one of its side bets is making inroads in anotherroute to music streaming riches. Sp...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch A few words on chatbots
 Lo and behold! A new wave of technology is preparing to crash down upon the unsuspecting consumer. Chatbots are surging towards our conversations at breakneck speed! Read More ...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Basho open-sources its Riak TS database for the Internet Of Things
 It seems as though every device manufacturer in the world wants to connect its products to the internet, from mattresses and washing machines to toasters and juicers. There’s so much data ...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Dag Kittlaus, co-founder of Siri, will give the worlds first demo of a next gen AI called Viv at Disrupt NY
 While Siri now lives on the phones of hundreds of millionsof Apple users, just a few peopleare responsibleforhelping get the now ubiquitous assistantoff the ground.One of those peopleis Dag Kitt...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Time to debut its own streaming service focused on celeb & pop culture
 There’s been an explosion of niche, over-the-top video streaming services in recent months, as consumers cut the cord with traditional pay TV in favor of videos they can watch at any time ...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Gifs.com launches a new tool to augment your animated gifs
 The team who brought yougifyoutube.comis back. Having been part ofgifs.comfor a while, their new tool still lets you convert many video formats into gifs but adds a host of functions to your gif...
02:33 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Craig Wright backs out and wont prove that he is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto
 Satoshi Nakamoto, 2016 edition, might not be Craig Wright after all. Just a couple of days after claiming that he was the creator of bitcoin, the Australian entrepreneur updated his website with...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Humanyze raises $4M to help businesses better understand employee productivity
 Humanyze, a company that helps businesses better understand how their employees spend their days at work, today announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A round led by Romulus Capital. T...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Apples App Store search is completely broken right now
 Apple’s App Store search is experiencing significant issues this morning, which, if allowed to continue for a longer period of time, could end up impacting app developers’ sales. The...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch The most common marketing mistake startups make
 I’ve seen the same basic marketing mistake play out at some of the best software companies in the world: If your marketing team needs help from engineering to update their website (publish...
01:57 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Engagio launches PlayMaker to turn B2B marketing insights into action items
 Engagio, the B2B marketing platform built by Marketo founder Jon Miller, is about a year old and performing well. The company has 36 clients and is operating at $675,000 in recurring annual reve...
01:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch HarperCollins inexplicably turns to Bookshout to offer ebook downloads
 If there’s one thing readers love it’s extra reading apps on their iOS and Android devices. A few years ago there were about a dozen – apps for long-form writing, apps for book...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg to test asteroid mining technologies
 Deep Space Industries, the asteroid mining company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Luxembourg Government to co-fund the development and launch of DSI’s first spacecraft....
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Thingthing takes $400k to turn a productivity keyboard app into a services platform
 Thingthing has built an iOS app focused on amping up user productivity by decreasing the amount of app switching users have to do by loading productivity-focused additional functionality right i...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation
 Pivotal has a couple of new friends with big wallets. Today it announced that Ford and Microsoft were joining EMC, VMware and GE as investment partners on a massive $253 million Series C investm...
08:41 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Remittance startup Azimo raises $15M from Viber owner, e-commerce giant Rakuten
 Azimowas oncein talks to be acquired by WhatsApp and Messenger owner Facebook. And while may not have goneanywhere,today itis announcing fundingfromanother big tech company in possession of amaj...
02:37 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Microgravity contest takes students and experiments on the vomit comet
 FOX’s“Xploration Outer Space”showis teaming up with Arlington, Va.-based ZERO-G Corporation,which operates weightless flights from U.S. airports. The reason they’re colla...
01:16 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Periscope makes replays permanent if you put #Save in the title
 Periscope added its biggest missing feature today in a move that could make it more palatable to brands and social stars, and help it compete with Facebook Live. You can now permanently save rep...
01:16 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch Periscope mimics Fb Live by letting you permanently #Save replays
 Periscope added its biggest missing feature today in a move that could make it more palatable to brands and social stars, and help it compete with Facebook Live. You can now permanently save rep...
01:12 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch No one organizes any crime on Slack, apparently
 Slack released its second annual transparency report today, revealing that it has received a grand total of one government request for user data. Just one. The number is somewhat remarkable when...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, May 5, 2016
Techcrunch How consolidations will play out in the transportation, food and entertainment industries
 There has been no shortage of thoughtful articles exploring a bubble in technology. I would argue that the world has already been transformed, and there is no bubble in the purest sense. Instead...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Free Code Camp survey reveals demographics of self-taught coders
 If you’ve ever wondered who exactly is signing up for all these free learn-at-home coding classes and tutorial websites, Free Code Camp (which is one of them) has kindly surveyed 15,624 us...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus snags Fitbit exec Hans Hartmann as new COO
 Oculus is bringing a new COO aboard as it perhaps looks to double down on tightening things up logistics-wise. Fitbit COOHans Hartmann will be jumping shipand joiningthe virtual reality company ...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit shares tank after reporting a weak outlook amid rising competition
 Fitbit is not having a good day, with the stock crashing more than 11 percent after reporting its first-quarter results.Here’s the rub: its guidance for the second quarter came in light.Ve...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Why Zuck is funding the evolution beyond cookie-cutter education
 The best teachers see how each student requires a unique inspiration and learning style. Yet with classroom sizes ballooning and teachers underpaid, there’s no way for students to get the ...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Robot surgeon outperforms human colleagues doing same procedure
 It’s another victory for the machines: a robotic surgical system outperformed humans and robot-assisted human operators in a soft-tissue procedure, bringing us that much closer to automate...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla hits the accelerator, aims to build 500,000 cars a year by 2018
 Tesla says it is expecting to hit its goal of producing 500,000 cars annually — including the Model S, Model X and Model 3 — two years earlier than expected, meeting that expectation...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch NextVR gets ready to drop the bass with live VR concerts
 After dedicating tons of energy (and loads of bandwidth) to live streaming sporting events in stereoscopic VR, NextVR is moving to its next major market: live virtual reality concerts. NextVR ha...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Winter brings oppurtunities for the wise and frugal
 One of my seed portfolio founders called for advice recently. He’d raised a Series A from a Tier 1 VC and was ahead of plan, but his investor suddenly wanted him to cut spending: on SEM, o...
07:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Farfetch grabs another $110 million for its fashion marketplace
 Farfetch is growing like crazy as the company just secured $110 million. The London-based startup has become a dominant e-commerce player in the fashion space. Farfetch runs a marketplace that c...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch EchoPixels breakthrough VR tech lets doctors look inside your body
 Think of EchoPixel’s tech like InnerSpace but instead of actually minimizing scientists and shooting them into your body to find disease, the medical imaging startup lets doctorspinpoint p...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Uber taps global leaders for new public policy advisory group
 Uber announced today that it has assembled an advisory board from around the globe to help guide the company on public policy as it continues to expand into new markets. The board includes membe...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Teachable raises $2 million to help instructors teach outside the confines of course marketplace
 New York-based Teachable has raised $2 million in a seed round of venture funding to help instructors of anything set up their own, branded storefronts for selling courses and connecting with le...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Teachable raises $2.5 million to help instructors teach outside the confines of course marketplace
 New York-based Teachable has raised $2.5 million in a seed round of venture funding to help instructors of anything set up their own branded storefronts for selling courses and connecting with l...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Spirocall measures lung health over any phone no app necessary
 Sometimes you see an application of technology that’s so innovative and helpful that you can’t believe it exists in this age of narcissistic and short-sighted startups. Spirocall, a ...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro hitched a ride on a rocket and the video is incredible
 Today, GoPro released some pretty incredible footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,405 feet at speeds as high as Mach 5.5. Check out the very real footage below.The launch in...
06:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram Business Profiles to feature Contact buttons, directions and more
 Instagram had confirmed earlier this year that it was developing business profiles – basically, the Instagram equivalent to a Facebook Brand Page. Now, we’re able to see what these p...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches Slides Q&A to help presenters connect with their audiences
 Google is launching Slides Q&A today, a new feature forSlides, itsPowerPoint competitor. With Slides Q&A, presenters can get questions and general feedback from their audience — an...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Apple brings in ex-Googler and robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka to work on Healthkit
 Apple has tapped Nest’s former tech chief Yoky Matsuoka to head up health projects at the company, according to Fortune. TheMacArthur genius award winner comes with an impressive resume as...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte launches engineer genome project
 Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte, which has raised $3 million in funding, just launched its engineer genome project to foster software-driven, intelligent job-matching. “We figured...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Five years after a failed IPO, ON24 is back with $25 million from Goldman Sachs
Webinars… who needs ’em? Apparently lots of companies. That’s why Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing Group is investing $25 million in the cash-positive business of the o...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Concerns raised over broad scope of DeepMind-NHS health data-sharing deal
 Concerns have been raised about the scope of a data-sharing agreement between Google-owned DeepMind and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) after it was revealed the agreement covers ac...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch EHang reveals plans to deploy its passenger drones for emergency organ deliveries
 There were plenty of questions surrounding the actual real world functionality of EHang’s impressive human-sized drone when it made its debut on the CES floor back in January.Was the Chine...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Music revamp to debut at WWDC in June (Report)
 Apple Music has been much maligned for its confusing interface which reviewers have referred to as cluttered and difficult to navigate, “a confusing mess,”and “so crammed with ...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch LiveNinja secures a further $2M to combine live web chat and messaging
 With the rise and rise of messaging (I have at least six messaging apps on my phone and counting), tech companies are piling into the space. Many are trying to shoe-horn ‘chat bots’ ...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Peergrade lets students grade each others assignments
 For as long as I can remember, technology has been seen as a panacea that will finally make education scalable beyond the one to few model employed in the classroom. As a result there seems to b...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Designer bag reseller marketplace Rebagg pulls in $8 million from General Catalyst
 Rebagg, an online resell market for designer handbags, has raised $8 million in Series A funding to continue the pace of rapid growth.There are a lot of designer clothing and handbag resellers o...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch eShares puts the screws to 409A auditors
 Every startup that gives employees option grants has to comply with 409A, a section of the U.S. tax code that was established in late 2004 and basically states that a company has to pay tax on s...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Hulu CEO confirms plans for a live TV streaming service in 2017
 This morning at the Hulu Upfronts in New York, Hulu CEOMike Hopkins confirmed the recentreport from The Wall St. Journalwhich indicated that the company was developing a live television streamin...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Hulu grows to 12 million subscribers, prepares new interactive ads for living room TVs
 This morning at Hulu’s Upfront presentations in New York, the streaming service announced it has grown its subscriber base 30 percent year-over-year, and will reach 12 million subscribers ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch The rise of a new era in the monetization of digital content
 Digital content is one of the most consumed “goods” in the online marketplace. However, buyers and sellers still can’t seem to agree on a fair price for these goods. Read More ...
01:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Frances SigFox will expand its dedicated IoT network to 100 U.S. cities
 SigFox, the French startup that is building dedicated cellular networks forInternet of Things objects from connected smokealarms and refrigerators to interactive billboards, traffic systems and ...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Connected-battery maker Roost announces two new low-cost smart smoke alarms
 Beginning life as a Kickstarter campaign back in 2014, the team at Roost found a compelling, low-cost backdoor into the world of smart smoke alarms dominated by the team at Nest. Roel Peeters an...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Club W rebrands as Winc, raises $17.5 million
 Club W, a wine club startup based in Los Angeles, is rebranding as Winc. The team has also raised an additional $17.5 million in funding co-led by the Beijing-based Shining Capital and existing ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Club W rebrands as Winc, raises $17.5 million for personalized wine
 Club W, a wine club startup based in Los Angeles, is rebranding as Winc. The team has also raised an additional $17.5 million in funding co-led by the Beijing-based Shining Capital and existing ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch VTS raises $55M for its commercial real estate management platform
 VTS, a commercialleasing and asset management platforms for landlords and brokerages, today announced that it has raised a $55 million Series C funding round led by Insight Venture Partners. Pre...
12:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Meet your Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield final round judges: John Borthwick, Charles Hudson, Alfred Lin, Susan Lyne, Matthew Panzarino and Alan Patricof
 Choosing this year’s Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield winners will be a tough job. There is an exceptionally strong and unique group of young companies competing in Startup Battlefield next ...
12:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Scott McNealys Wayin acquires UK marketing platform EngageSciences
 Amidst the seeming chaos of social media, brands need the ability to discover valuable social media content, the metrics and visualize it. At the same time they need to build and launch campaign...
11:15 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Charge starts price war with $10 per month SMS-and-data phone plan
 Charge is a new mobile internet provider who aims squarely at the generation of people who prefer to tap on their mobile devices rather than talk into them. Next week, the company is launching a...
11:01 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Seaboard RISE maker ROLI raises $27 million in Series B led by Foundry Group
 I first saw the ROLI Seaboard GRAND backstage at a show during SXSW 2013. Someone had tipped me that somestartup was showing off a strange new piano that let the player bend itskeys likea guitar...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Passport raises $8 million to help cities offer pay-by-mobile parking, transit
 Passport Inc. raised $8 million in a Series B round of funding to help cities make parking and transportation systems easier for people to use, and harder for them to abuse.MK Capital led the in...
10:34 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Accomable wants to solve the accessible holiday search problem
 The problem with most holiday search engines is that accessibility features are either listed in terms too generic to be entirely reliable or useful, or not listed at all. Enter U.K. startup Acc...
09:15 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Data suggests Uber is trailing far behind rival Ola in India
 New data has suggested that Ola, the $5 billion valued taxi on-demand service, may be more than twice as large as Uber in India. Read More ...
08:42 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Opera backs IABs Lean effort to make ads less annoying with caveats
 Opera looks to be throwing the ad industry a bit of a bone on the ad-blocking front by saying it wants to work with the IAB on a standardization effort around so-called Lean ads, perhaps with a ...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Operas ad blocker comes to its stable release channel and Opera Mini for Android
 Opera today announced that its built-in ad blocker, which was previously only available in the experimental developer release channel, is now coming to all of its desktop users. In addition, it ...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch IBM launches quantum computing as a cloud service
 Quantum computing is still very much in the early research stage, but IBM is hoping to accelerate the progress around it by making a quantum computer available to researchers as a cloud service....
03:10 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Astronomers discover three exoplanets similar to Earth and Venus
 Astronomers are getting closer to finding Earth’s twin in the universe. NASA announced that three planets with sizes and temperatures similar to Earth and Venus have been discovered orbiti...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, May 4, 2016
Techcrunch Asias mobile-first economy and how the West is feeling the effects
 Asia-Pacific leads the global digital infrastructure as home to half of the world’s mobile phone subscribers and the largest number of wireless Internet connections. However, the region al...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch MetaProp NYC kicks off the second class of its real estate accelerator with lease marketplace Flip
 If you need (or just want) to get out of the lease on your apartment, a startup called Flip can help you do it — and you might even make money in the process. The company launched back in ...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg celebrates the end of WhatsApp ban in Brazil
 Access to WhatsApp has been restored in Brazil, roughly 24 hours after telecom providers began blocking the messaging app in response to a court order. A judge in the Brazilian state of Sergipe ...
09:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Well, its practical: Googles next self-driving car is a Chrysler-Fiat minivan
 There’s a lot to like about Google’s own self-driving cars, but if you’ve got kids, you’d need a fleet just to get them to the soccer game and back. That, presumably, is ...
09:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Well, its practical: Googles next self-driving car is a Chrysler minivan
 There’s a lot to like about Google’s own self-driving cars, but if you’ve got kids, you’d need a fleet just to get them to the soccer game and back. That, presumably, is ...
08:47 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Craig Wright will publish extraordinary proof that he is Satoshi
 Another day, another confirmation that the shadowy figure called Satoshi Nakamoto is indeed Craig “Verbal” Wright. This time Wright himself claims that he will offer “extraordi...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch The key to global empowerment is technology
 With the exponential growth in technology, the world has seen not only profound change in various industries, but also a fundamental shift in the structure to our global society. To unwrap this ...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe acquires Livefyre
 Adobe today announced that it plans to acquire Livefyre, the service that’s probably best known for its online commenting system. On top of this service, the company also offers a number o...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Venerable audio company Bowers & Wilkins bought out by Gideon Yus EVA Automation
 Bowers & Wilkins, an audio gear brand that has been familiar to millions for decades, is being bought out by EVA Automation, a two-year-old company that has never released a product. Yet the...
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Moovit transit app integrates with Uber
 The local transit app Moovit announced today that it will soon be integrated with the ride-sharing app Uber in 131 cities in 22 countries. This is kind of the chocolate and peanut butter of urba...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Prete splits from Treat to bring unlimited blowouts to SF
 Prete is a new blowout startup launching today in San Francisco and Los Angeles that wants to hook you up withunlimited hair styling. No cuts, color or anything else, just as many blowouts as yo...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Google enables HTTPS for all Blogspot sites
 Google today madeHTTPS connections the default for all of the sites on its Blogspotdomain. Google first enabled HTTPS for Blogspot last September, but at the time, it was an opt-in feature. Star...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify ditches the controversial hamburger menu in iOS app redesign
 Spotify is one of the more popular music streaming apps, but it’s not necessarily the most beautifully designed (that was long-lost Rdio, unfortunately).Navigating through the various sect...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the Disrupt NY 2016 speakers and judges
 Disrupt NY is right around the corner. The event starts on May 9th and we’re delighted to reveal the agenda. The lineup is stellar and for the first time, we will be hosting Disrupt NY in ...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Uber denies plans to kill surge pricing in the U.S.
 Despite the headlines today, Uber says it does not have plans to nix surge pricing in the U.S. It did away with surge in Delhi, India, but has now reinstated the feature there as well. An earlie...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram crams more ads in less space with Video Carousels
 What’s more lucrative than a video ad? Multiple videos in a single ad. To help businesses show different sides of their products in vivid motion, today Instagram is launching video ad caro...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Designer Fund, which backs startups founded by designers, has raised $20 million
 Designer Fund, a San Franciscooutfit that looks to invest in seed-stagestartups that featuredesigners on their founding teams, has raised $20 million in funding from unnamed individual investors...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Instacart, PlateJoy partner to deliver recommended groceries to dieters
 The makers of a virtual nutritionist app, PlateJoy, have partnered with Instacart to offer same-day delivery of the foods that they recommended to users through the PlateJoy app A subscription t...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Ellen Pao, Freada Kapor Klein and others form tech diversity and inclusion war room
 Agiant war room of diversity advocates in Silicon Valley has formed under the name Project Include. The effort consists of former Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao, Pinterest engineer Tracy Chou, Kap...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft acquires Italian IoT platform Solair
 Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Solair,an Italy-based IoT service that was founded in 2011 (and not the U.S.-based company that makes retractable awnings). Solair already used Mic...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Age of Learning, a quiet giant in education apps, raised $150M at a $1B valuation from Iconiq
 Some startups raise a lot of money with much fanfare before they’ve ever shipped a product, butsome grow under the radar, building something that clicks, and then slowly amassing users and...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Parachute lets organizations receive live-streamed emergency incidents recorded with your iPhone
 While there are a number of mobile apps that serve as a panic button of sorts – alerting friends or family when you feel you’re in danger – last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon MCs, sponsor prizes and last chance for tickets
 This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon is set to be the best yet. We’re a week away from the main event and are giddy with excitement.Throughout the week, we’ll be releasi...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Brazilian judge denies WhatsApps appeal against 72-hour block
 A Brazilian judge has denied an injunction against a countrywide ban filed by messaging app WhatsApp, according to local media reports. Read More ...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters new Connect tab shows you who to follow
 Twitter hasannounced a new feature designed to make it easier for users to find interesting and relevant accounts to follow on its service: a new “Connect” tab. Available on both iOS...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunch is coming to Austin and Seattle in June
 It’s that time again. TechCrunch is headed to Austin and Seattle for the 2016 TC Meetup + Pitch-off. If you were looking to pitch your startup to the TechCrunch team, local VCs and your lo...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch We learned from utilities everything we need to know about cloud infrastructure
 Electricity is ambient. It’s all around us. We turn on lights and plug in devices without even thinking about the complex electrical grid that supplies us with juice at will. It’s be...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Adding end-to-end encrypted messaging to your app just got a lot easier
 Twilio, the cloud-based communications platform, announced today that it is partnering with Virgil Security to enable developers to build strong encryption into their messaging services. Just li...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Huaweis opulent jewel-encrusted smartwatches are now available in the US, starting at $500
 Perhaps you missed the excitement in amongst the deluge of gadget news that is the International Consumer Electronics Show, butback in January Chinese handset maker Huawei introduced this pair o...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Giphy launches a keyboard for iOS called Giphy Keys
 With all of Giphy’s integrations with chat platforms, it was only a matter of time before the betaworks-backed GIF platform launched its own keyboard. World, welcome Giphy Keys into the mi...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro releases a pair of mobile video editing apps
 GoPro is going more mobile. Today the company announced two new mobile apps — one creates GoPro-ish videos automatically and the other gives the user more control. Both are free and both a...
01:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Shopifys online merchants can now offer same-day delivery via Postmates
 Postmates to date has scored deals with a number of high-profile retailers and restaurants, includingApple,Walgreens, Starbucks, Chipotle, and7-Eleven. Today, it’s expanding its reach agai...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch When innovating stops making sense
 If you listened carefully to business news last week you could hear the sound of a giant tree falling in a quiet forest. It happened when Rovi bought TiVo for $1.1 billion. It was a merger of co...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Shenzhen Valley Ventures has a new incubator for hardware startups
 Shenzhen Valley Ventures in Palo Alto, Calif. is launching an incubator for hardware startups in partnership with one of its largest limited partners, Zowee, a factory that works with hardware g...
01:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Uber Offers get merchants to pay for your ride
 Uber wants to be your car, and the billboard. It’sturning its frequently used app into a surface for external commercepromotions in hopes of rewarding users with special deals. If Uber wil...
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch With News Deeply, Lara Setrakian has created a new model of impact journalism
 In 2013 Lara Setrakian was fed up with the news business. A longtime correspondent for both ABC News and Bloomberg Television, Setrakian had reported in and on the Middle East for years. From th...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Indias MobiKwik raises $50M for its mobile wallet service
 The increase of smartphone ownership in India is fueling the rise of mobile wallets in India. One company leading the charge, MobiKwik, has topped up its own funds with a $50 million Series C ro...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Pilot your grandparents in a battle against death in Coffin Dodgers
 Coffin Dodgers is named for the slang expression for the geriatric. It’s a racing game where instead of motorbikes, cars or skateboards, you are on a race against death on mobility scooter...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Leka, a spherical robot designed for children with special needs, seeks funding on Indiegogo
 “There are not a lot of toys targeted at children with special needs,” saysLadislas de Toldi. “Because of their special needs, it’s harder for them to focus and progress....
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Formlabs acquires Pinshape, an online 3D printing community/marketplace
 By the time the Form 1 began shipping to Kickstarter backers, the market was already flooded with countless 3D printers built around the same basic plastic extruding technology.But Formlabs offe...
11:31 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Google.org announces $250,000 in grants for the Flint, Michigan water crisis
 Google’s charitable arm is today announcing several grants and donations aimed at helping the residents of Flint, Michigan respond to their ongoing water crisis. With a total amount of $25...
11:15 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Yes, its early May, but here are some new HP back-to-school Pavilion PCs
 It’s May, and students everywhere are making last-minute preparationsfor the prom and eagerly watching the clocks tick down to summer break. But HP’s here to remind you that back-to-...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Payment startup Zooz raises $24 million as global fintech looks for standards
 Zooz’s series C round more than doubles the total amount invested in the company to $40.5 million, raised in four rounds. The latest round included Fang Fund, iAngels, Kreos Capital and ex...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch AdBlock Plus teams up with Flattr to help readers pay publishers
 Ad blockers are often painted as the enemy of online publishers, but sometimes things are more complicated. AdBlock Plus, for example, just announced that they’re working with startup Flat...
09:46 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Jolla closes $12M Series C for its Sailfish mobile OS licensing business
 Alternative mobile OS maker, Jolla, whose Sailfish licensing business aims to compete with Google’s Android platform by offering OEMs the ability to tailor the mobile platform to their nee...
08:19 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Berlin housing law change squeezes Airbnb
 A 2014 change to housing law in Berlin, aimed at protecting property supply and combating surgingrent rates, came into effect on May 1— banning short term tourist rentals of entire apartme...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Asos and Telefnicas Wayra launch fashion tech accelerator
 Fashion retailer Asos already has its own corporate venture arm, the aptly-named Asos Ventures. And now the publicly listed U.K. company is getting into to the startup accelerator business with ...
05:30 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers partnership with Alipay goes global
 Uber today expanded its partnership with Alipay, a Chinese payment app owned by Alibaba that boasts 450 million active users. The partnership will allow Chinese travelers to pay their Uber fares...
05:23 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Casey Neistats video app Beme has finally left beta and is now on Android
 WhenCasey Neistat launched his new social networking app Beme last Summer,nothing was really ready yet. The product was underdeveloped, the team understaffed, and users weren’t exactlysure...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch The future of digital lead generation
 Lead generation has come a long way. The way in which leads were developed during Roman times was through word of mouth. As technology advances, the way in which leads are acquired also changes....
01:50 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Evan Hansen departs Medium to become editor in chief at Periscope
 More changes at publishing platform Medium: Evan Hansen, who’s been overseeingthe company’s editorial strategy, is departing. Hansen joined Medium three years ago. (He was previously...
01:48 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: More VC to Jumias parent, Konga Launches Nigerias PayPal, M-Kopa Solar lights homes with M-Pesa
 A monthly roundup of stories on African tech companies. Read More ...
12:17 am GMT - Tue, May 3, 2016
Techcrunch High schoolers 3D printed mini-brain bioreactor accelerates Zika research
 What are you planning on doing this summer? Probably not designing a revolutionary new bioreactor in which a thousand “mini-brains” can undergo testing. You’re probably not des...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Venture investments in new manufacturing technologies could reshape American industry
 A wave of venture investment into new manufacturing startups looks set to transform American manufacturing. While the foundations for these companies may have been laid in cities like Boston, Ne...
11:48 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Shopping Quizzes is a quiz-based recommendation engine for e-commerce sites
 A key tenet of e-commerceis the recommendationengine. If implemented correctly, itcan bea major sales driver for online retailers.However, most sites normally just implement a basic engine that ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch SoundCloud turns on ads and Go premium subs in the UK and Ireland
 Now that SoundCloud has inked licensing deals with all the big music rights holders, the startupis wasting no time rolling out subscription servicesand advertising to a wider number of markets t...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Teslas bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets
 Tesla today shared detailsof how effective its particulate filters are. Spoiler alert: They areso good, not only do they clean up the air inside the car, they make the world outside the car clea...
08:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Tastemates helps you find people who like what you like
 If you’ve ever forged a connection with someone because you had the same favorite movie or TV show or book, a new startup called Tastemates has built a social network around that experienc...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Michael Dell reveals new branding scheme for the Dell-EMC conglomeration
 Michael Dell today revealed the new names, and yes we are talking multiple names, for the artist formerly knownas theDell-EMC deal. EMC will be deprecatedfor the main brandingDell Technologies, ...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Shyp rolls out its new packaging pricing model to all customers
 Shyp has finished rolling out a new packaging pricing model to all its customers that includes variable shipment pricing based on the packaging that the companyprovides. Shypis still playing aro...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Chegg acquires Imagine Easy Solutions, the company behind EasyBib, BibMe and Citation Machine
 The online textbook service Chegg today announced that it has acquired Imagine Easy Solutionsfor $42 million. Imagine Easy is the company behind online bibliography and research tools like EasyB...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Insurance brokerage is broken
 While many factors are driving the tipping point in the online distribution of insurance, the thread that ties it all together is simple: changing demographics. Insurance companies cannot expect...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Bessemer Venture Partners Byron Deeter on success in SAAS
 Efficient growth has always been rewarded by the market, but as cash becomes more constricted, particularly at the late stage, this efficiency will become more and more important. Read More ...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Videorama makes editing mobile video actually fun
 Smartphone users shoot a lot of video, but turning those videos into something special still takes a lot of work. A newly launched app called Videorama aims to solve that problem by offering a p...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Uber is facing a nationwide class-action lawsuit
 Less than a month after Uber settled two class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts, another one has popped up. This time, thesuit pertains to all current and former Uber drivers in t...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Even your connected car will need antivirus software
 Connected cars can talk to each other (vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V), and they’re starting to be able to talk to the city they’re driving around (vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I). Th...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch The InBody Band fitness tracker can measure your body composition
 Most fitness trackers are all about numbers. How many steps did you take? How many flights of stairs did you climb? How many projected calories did you burn? But there is one number (an importan...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Brazil orders cell phone carriers to block WhatsApp for 72 hours
 WhatsApp, Facebook’s messaging service that recently rolled out end-to-end encryption to its users, will be blockedin Brazil for 72 hours, starting this afternoon.A Brazilian judge ordered...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Google acquires Synergyse, an interactive training service for Google Apps
 Google has acquired Synergyse, a Toronto-based interactive training service for Google Apps for Work that was launchedby a group of former Google employees in 2013.As part of this acquisition, G...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch EasilyDos speedy new mail app puts a smart assistant in your inbox
 Productivity app maker EasilyDo is best known for its smart assistant for iPhone that lets you do things like organize your travel plans, track shipments, update your contacts, create personaliz...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus Rift demos are coming to select Best Buys May 7th, with a small number available for purchase
 Elvis Costello once famously said that writing about music was like “dancing about architecture” — or maybe it was Martin Mull or Laurie Anderson or Frank Zappa, but that’...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch The new face of data leaks is fuzzy
 I dare say that nobody wants to be the target of malicious hackers, and certainly doesn’t want private data out there in the hands of unknown third parties. As individuals, we keep secret ...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Hulu to compete with Sling TV via new cable TV-like service
 Sling TV may have some new competition. According to a Sunday night report from The WSJ, Hulu is nearing agreements to license channels from its co-owners Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox, i...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Torturing the ghost
 So we probably have our Satoshi. The Economist, GQ, and the BBC have all posted semi-breathless stories on their personal interactions with Craig Steven Wright, an Australian computer scientist ...
01:29 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Oracle scoops up cloud utilities solution Opower for $532 million
 Last week Oracle bought Textura for $663 million, giving the database giant a vertical construction solution in the cloud. Today it bought Opower for $532 million giving it a vertical utilities ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts next version of SQL Server will launch June 1
 The next version of SQL Server, Microsoft’s flagship database product, will launch on June 1, the company announced today. The release follows Microsoft’s usual round of public previ...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Vimeo acquires VHX to boost its video-on-demand business
 Vimeo, which has been moving over the past several months to further invest in its orginal content and creator community, announced this morning it has acquired VHX, a company providing a platfo...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Sweetgreens Nicolas Jammet, Maples Caleb Merkl and Blue Aprons Matt Salzberg to cook up a storm at Disrupt NY 2016
 It’s safe to say that everyone can get down with food. That’s probably why the tech industry has seen so many startups — some more successful than others — attempting to ...
11:21 am GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Major questions arise over Craig Wrights claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto
 The tech community is currently poring scorn on the news that Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has revealed himself to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. They say the story does not add up...
08:27 am GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch Grab, Ubers rival in Southeast Asia, hires its first CFO
 Grab, Uber’s rival in Southeast Asia, has expanded its C-level team after hiring its first CFO. Linda Hoglund has joined the company from HOOQ, the Singapore-based video streaming company ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, May 2, 2016
Techcrunch How Android gets to 100% market share
 Android commands more than 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just less than 60 percent in the U.S. But you wouldn’t know it here in Silicon Valley — almost every...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch Strengthening authentication through big data
 The fact that plain passwords are no longer safe to protect our digital identities is no secret. For years, the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a ...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch The tech elite are moving left this election cycle
 This election cycle, the tech elite are almost exclusively backing liberals: Tesla’s Elon Musk donated to Hillary Clinton, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg gave handsomely to the San Franc...
07:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch The future of apps should be better apps
 The future of apps is apps. Read More ...
07:17 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch SAM Labs raises $4.5M to turn kids into IoT-mavens
 London-based SAM Labs just announced that it raised $4.5M from a group of investors led by Imperial Ventures. In addition, the round was padded out with smart money from a number of angels speci...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters dysfunctional Wall Street relationship
 Twitter’s stock is cratering this weekfollowing its earnings report on Tuesday, down around 15% and shaving more than a billion dollars off its market cap — again. This isn’t e...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch Keith Block talks life at Salesforce and being a Boston sports fan in San Francisco
 The day I met Keith Block at the Salesforce World Tour in Boston he was relaxing in a suite at the Heinz Convention Center, a man at ease with his considerable responsibilities as vice chairman,...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch Heres why we only did three deals last year
 There has been a huge disconnect between private and public company valuations over the last few years. This isn’t the first time I’ve said it. It probably won’t be the last. D...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement
 After 4 billion years of evolution by one set of rules, our species is about to begin evolving by another. Overlapping and mutually reinforcing revolutions in genetics, information technology, a...
11:30 am GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: Policy risk should be on the agenda for startups
Former Clinton Administration staffer Dan Rosenthal says entrepreneurs need to think about local regulations and policy landscape. Read More ...
03:40 am GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sell your clothing and electronics with these apps
 Are you looking to clean out your closet and make money while doing it? You no longer have to haul your used items to a consignment shop. A number of apps have made selling used things easier th...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, May 1, 2016
Techcrunch Why image recognition is about to transform business
 From programs that help the visually impaired and safety features in cars that detect large animals to auto-organizing untagged photo collections and extracting business insights from socially s...
09:05 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Grenco Sciences G-Pen Elite is the best vape of its kind
 The fascination and rapid development of portable vaporizers for ground, plant-based material is hard to ignore, if you’re not living under a rock. Read More ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch New initiatives emerge to help refugees
 Prompted by the ongoing refugee crisis affecting much of the western world, new initiatives have emerged to provide solutions to the many challenges facing the beleaguered masses. In a sea of cl...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch According to its cofounder and CEO Snapchat is mainly a camera company
 While Snapchat Stories may be the feature that brings the company the revenue model it needs to validate its $16 billion valuation, and while the ephemeral messaging feature may be what initiall...
05:20 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch Kindle Oasis is beautiful, pricey and still not like reading a book
 I’ve spent the last week trying to pretend the new Kindle Oasis is the same as reading a real book. It’s not. I love books. I love Kindle’s e-readers and was hoping this was th...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: iPad Prose
 The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Frank Radice, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 29, 2016. Apple dips and Twitter flutters, but the Gang won’t...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch Pushing back against sexism, this is a new era for women online
 Take Back the Tech! (TBTT) is an expanding group of women active in 16 countries. They are set on reclaiming online space, making the net safer and more representative, as well as a place for wo...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch Startups need to do due diligence, too
 I hear a lot of horror stories about investors. Many are misunderstandings. Some are just outright false. Then there are those that are true. Sadly, there are a lot of those. This kills companie...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch Why the NRA hates smart guns
 With yet another push from President Obamato revive initiatives to develop “smart gun” technology, it’s time to once again revisit the issue. The most common question I got in ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch On the dark art of software estimation
 “How long will it take?” demand managers, clients, and executives. “It takes as long as it takes,” retort irritated engineers. They counter: “Give us an estimate!&#...
11:26 am GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX land a rocket in this awesome 360 video
 Have you ever wished you could stand on deck as a 160-foot rocket lands an arm’s length away from you, after a short trip into space? Yeah, me too, but perhaps watching it on VR is a the s...
10:30 am GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch Welcome to the post-app world?
 As instant messaging and voice control takes off, it increasingly seems that apps are not the solution for everything. Read More ...
01:12 am GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch Digital magazine company Issuu is now a collaboration platform, too
 Digital media company Issuu has been trying to offer a better way to present content online. Now it’s a promising a better way for teams to work together on creating that content too, with...
12:35 am GMT - Sat, April 30, 2016
Techcrunch Windows 95 on the Apple Watch features the worlds most twee Start button
 Big, complex things running on tiny things is a common theme this week. Earlier we had a hack that put Counter-Strike on Android Wear, and today some maniac has installed Windows 95 on his Apple...