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11:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch This Portable 200W Laser Bazooka is terrifying, unnecessary, and I want one
 Have you ever played with a laser pointer? Those usually cap out at around 0.005 watts. This guy built a “laser bazooka” that, at 200 watts, comes in at about forty thousand times st...
11:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch This portable 200W laser bazooka is terrifying and unnecessary and I want one
 Have you ever played with a laser pointer? Those usually cap out at around 0.005 watts. This guy built a “laser bazooka” that, at 200 watts, comes in at about 40,000 times stronger t...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Techs real role in student debt
 Hillary Clinton’s campaign advisers sought to explain the student debt deferment portion of her tech agenda on a call with reporters today, after the item generated criticism that the plan...
11:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Impact Engine closes its accelerator and a $10 million impact fund
 An accelerator that backed for-profit, for-good ventures, Impact Engine, is abandoning the bootcamp approach and shifting its focus to investing in these startups as a seed fund, according to CE...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Google-backed undersea cable between US and Japan goes online tonight
 Google started making investments in a number of undersea cablesback in 2008, but one of its largest investments was the $300 million it invested in theFASTER cable between Japan and the U.S. We...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch ProducePay raises $2.5M to bring cashflow to farmers
 ProducePay has raised $2.5 million to solve what CEO Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck said is a major issue for farmers — getting paid in a timely manner for their crops.Borquez Schwarzbeck expla...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Move Loot, a YC-backed furniture resale marketplace, shuts down, sells customer list to Handy
 There’s some closure (literally and figuratively) for Move Loot, the furniture resale marketplace that we wrote earlier this monthwas up for sale. The startup — backed by nearly$22 m...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch This is how anti-paparazzi clothing works
 If paparazzi have a right to take photos (they do) and newspapers are allowed to print photos taken by paparazzi (they do), it stands to reason that those in the brief spotlight of an eager phot...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Its official: Kleiner just pulled off a $1.4 billion fundraise
 So much for losing its mojo.Despite twists and turns in recent years that have sometimes rivaled those of atelenovela, and even withits most famous member, John Doerr,no longer a general partner...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Shasta Ventures is raising a $300 million fifth fund
 Shasta Ventures is raising up to $300 million for a fifth fund according toa new SEC filingthat lists managing directorJason Pressman and Rob Coneybeer (Coneybeer co-founded Shasta with fellow m...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Heres a big list of all the Ok, Google commands youve probably forgotten
 The aptly named Ok-Google.io is the big ol’ massive list of “Ok, Google” commands that Google is too proud to build right into Android. It’s gorgeous, it’s easy to ...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Google.org, Omidyar Networks backing Fast Forward, the accelerator for tech nonprofits
 An accelerator that helps tech nonprofits develop their products and raise grant money, Fast Forward, has attracted $1.25 million in philanthropic funding of its own. Backers include big names i...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Google.org, Omidyar Network backing Fast Forward, the accelerator for tech nonprofits
 An accelerator that helps tech nonprofits develop their products and raise grant money, Fast Forward, has attracted $1.25 million in philanthropic funding of its own. Backers include big names i...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch A post-seed round is not a bridge
 A few times every month I get an email from a CEO or investor that says something like this: “We are seeking a Bridge for our company. Since we already raised our Seed and you do Post-Seed...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch The Twitris sentiment analysis tool by Cognovi Labs predicted the Brexit hours earlier than polls
 Cognovi Labs is a new analytics startup that relies on Twitris to take a sample of social media chatter to deduce real-time, large-scale, automated sentiment about specific topics. As a real-wor...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Opinion: Brexit is tragic, but the UKs tech ecosystem is open for business
 This is a guest post by Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First Almost no one in the UK tech ecosystem wanted Brexit. Most of us are worried about the impact on our country and t...
06:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch ACLU challenges federal hacking law hampering research into online discrimination
 The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Attorney General alleging that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is unconstitutional, and as a consequence is preventing critical research into discr...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Adidas and Kanye West expand their partnership with planned sports gear and Yeezy retail stores
 Kanye West and Adidas just announced they are turning their Yeezy collaboration into a full-fledged partnership. The deal, which Adidas is calling “the most significant partnership ever cr...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch AWSs Elastic File System is now ready for production use
 Over a year ago, Amazon’s AWS cloud computing unit announced the beta launch of the Amazon Elastic File System(EFS).While AWS already offers a number of cloud storage services in the form ...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch DoorDash, going beyond food delivery, will soon bring you alcohol
 DoorDash started off as a restaurant delivery company — but, like many on-demand delivery companies, its ambitions are certainly much higher than that. And it’s taking one step beyon...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Box Shuttle helps ferry legacy file stores to cloud
 Box announced Box Shuttle today, a new service that combines software and consulting to help customers move large — as in millions or even hundreds of millions — of legacy files to t...
03:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch All Def Digital, cofounded by Russell Simmons, raises $10 million in Series B funding
 All Def Digital (ADD), a three-year-old, L.A.-based web video platform and media company that was cofounded by hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led ...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Acers Aspire S 13 is a decent little ultrabook
 The first thing you notice about the Aspire S 13: It’s not a MacBook Air. In a space in which Apple’s laptop has so dominated the aesthetic conversation around thin and light laptops...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Underrepresented founders, apply for Include office hours with Lerer and Norwest Ventures
 TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening this July!In New York, Taylor Green from Lerer Ventures and in San Francisco, Sergio Monsalve andEd Yipof Norwest Ventureswill join TechCrunch to pr...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Underrepresented founders, apply for Include office hours with Lerer and Norwest Venture Partners
 TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening this July!In New York, Taylor Green from Lerer Ventures and in San Francisco, Sergio Monsalve andEd Yipof Norwest Venture Partnerswill join TechCrun...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Uber adds driver safety features like break reminders, daily driving reports
 Uber has today announced new safety features for drivers within the driver-side app, including reminders to take a break when the drivers have been working for too long. These features are meant...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Prototype manufacturer Tempo Automation gets $8M Series A to upgrade factory
 There’s little question that we’re living in the midst of a hardware startup renaissance. Crowdfunding, low cost components, rapid prototyping, scalable manufacturing – the sta...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Made is opening its biggest showroom in Paris to diversify its sales
 British startup Made is opening its largest showroom to date in Paris tomorrow. Made is a sort of Everlane for furniture. The company tries to cut as many middlemen as possible to provide good l...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch XYZprintings new 3D printer is designed for the classroom
 Likely best known for its low cost 3D printing/scanning all-in-ones, hardware maker XYZprinting is making its first focused play in the education space with the da Vinci miniMaker, a $229 device...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch I, for one, welcome our robot Elfinite aggregator overlords
 Who needs humans when you have Elfinite? This project by Marcin Rapacz and Bartek Oliwa aims to create a robotically aggregated lists of articles. Fans of tech will receive interesting tech arti...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook puts friends above publishers in News Feed Values and ranking change
 Those core values are that friends and family come first, that the feed should inform and entertain, that Facebook is a platform for all ideas, that authentic communication beats spam, that you ...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft Accelerators Berlin Demo Day here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s Berlin Demo Day on June 29th starting at 9:15am PST,6:15pm CEST.The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month pro...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon is now subsidizing the Moto G and other smartphones with on-screen ads
 In a move that is both altogether unexpected and entirely predictable, Amazon is announcing this morning that it will bringing the same on-screen ad subsidized price cut its been offering on its...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts Windows 10 Anniversary Update will arrive August 2nd
 Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will launch on August 2. This is one of the biggest Windows 10 updates yet and will include new features for both consumers and e...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Glu debuts new Dash game with Gordon Ramsey
 These days, if a celebrity launches their own game, it is likely with Glu Mobile. Known for their free-to-play mobile games, the publicly traded company lists more than 100 games, including Soni...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Glu debuts new Dash game with Gordon Ramsay
 These days, if a celebrity launches their own game, it is likely with Glu Mobile. Known for their free-to-play mobile games, the publicly traded company lists more than 100 games, including Soni...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Final is a plaster on the gaping wound that is U.S. credit card security
 Credit card fraud is a big problem, with an increasing number of companies launching products to patch the problems. The most recent example is Final, which today announced it is shipping its fi...
10:57 am GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Addressing platform what3words closes $8.5M Series B led by logistics firm Aramex
 London-based addressing platform startup, what3words, which has created a universal postcode/zip code alternative aimed at simplifying location sharing, has taken in new funding round led by log...
08:09 am GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Twitch makes cheering exchange rate clear: one penny per bit for streamers
 Twitch announced Monday that users would soon be able to “cheer” their favorite streamers — in the form of expendable emoji purchasable with real-world money. Details were rath...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Akamai: global average connection speed up 12 percent, bye bye IPv4
 CDN networkAkamai published today its quarterly “State of the Internet” report for the first quarter of 2016. The report examines globalinternet speeds, which are going to be more re...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook says its not making friend suggestions based on your location after all
 Does Facebook suggest new friends based on your location? The answer seems to change day by day. Yesterday, Fusion reported that Facebook uses location data to make friend suggestions and pointe...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch You cant kill email
 New technology is emerging at ever-increasing speeds, transforming how we communicate, collaborate and manage our day-to-day responsibilities. As soon as we get a strong grasp on the latest work...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Mozillas Codemoji enciphers your messages with emoji for fun and profit
  Read that — I dare you. Oh, you can’t? Maybe that’s because I’ve rendered it unreadable with Mozilla’s unbreakable emoji-based cipher, Codemoji! Read More ...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Silicon Valley comes out in full force behind SF Pride
 This weekend was the annual San Francisco Pride Parade. The event drew over a million spectators and participation from many of the tech world’smost recognizable companies. Over 30 tech co...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch Watch [email protected] Malaysia Demo Day right here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you [email protected] Malaysia this Tuesday, June 27 9am MYT, 6pm PT. Established byThe Duke of York,[email protected] opportunity to present their bus...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, June 29, 2016
Techcrunch [email protected] Malaysia Demo Day recap
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you a recap of [email protected] Malaysia that took place earlier today. Established byThe Duke of York,[email protected] opportunity to present their ...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Compass pivots, raising $1 million to zero in on e-commerce analytics
 Compass, a 5.5-year-old startup that had raised $3.7 million from investors for its business monitoring and intelligence service, is getting out of the crowded business of field of benchmarking ...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Live.ly shoots to the top of the App Store
 Live.ly, the newly released live streaming app from musical.ly,has now secured the top slot in the Apple App Store. That puts live.ly above Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Google Maps and Instagra...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch The Pleurobot robo-salamander crawls and swims like a real amphibian
 The mad roboticists at the cole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne have produced another biomimetic mechanoid — this one based on the lithe locomotion of the salamander. “PleurobotR...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Ancera raises $8.9 million for tech to prevent food poisoning and recalls
 A startup based in Branford, Connecticut, Ancera Inc. has raised $8.9 million in Series A funding for technology that helps food producers detect contaminants faster than other methods will allo...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Meet Articoolo, the robot writer with content for brains
 There is great writing. And there is content. And at this juncture in the internet’s evolution it seems very plain, Dear Online Reader, that you are mostly being served a tsunami of conten...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile shopping startup PredictSpring raises $11.4M
 PredictSpring, a startup that helps brands and retailers build mobile apps, announced today that it has raised $11.4 million in Series A funding. Founder and CEO Nitin Mangtani has said that one...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Four things to know about the FAAs rules about commercial drone usage
 The rules for commercial drone usage released last week by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) left some unanswered questions on the table. We discussed some of these withThomas Gemme...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Blue Origin breaks ground on new facility to develop orbital rockets
 In an email to Blue Origin fans this morning, founder Jeff Bezos announced that the company broke ground on their orbital vehicle manufacturing site in Florida. At 750,000 square feet, the new c...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Google turns 5 and is somehow still alive
 People who love Google+ sure love Google+. That hasn’t changed since Google first launched what at the time seemed like a credible Facebook competitor back in June 2011. If you’re a ...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Trak is like a Fitbit for sperm
 If you feel the world is in danger of under-population but your fallopian swim team is letting the side down, Sandstone Diagnostics has your back. Now FDA-approved, the company’s product T...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Apple doubles down on photography with new Shot on iPhone campaign
 Apple knows that the battle for people’s pockets is going to be fought in part in the photography space. With iOS 10, the company is making it even easier to get to the camera in a hurry, ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Decentralizing IoT networks through blockchain
 Imagine a washer that autonomously contacts suppliers and places orders when it’s low on detergent, performs self-service and maintenance, and schedules its cycles to take advantage of ele...
07:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Google researchers teach AIs to see the important parts of images and tell you about them
 This week is the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Las Vegas, and Google researchers have several accomplishments to present. They’ve taught computer vision systems to ...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch But seriously, why did Theranos have just one spokesperson?
 Theranos did have aspokesperson, as in use to haveone person handling all public relations efforts outwardly. We’ve confirmed Brooke Buchanan, VP of communications, left her position withi...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter is putting together a team focused on VR and AR
 Twitter is beginningto devote resources toward building out a dedicated VR/AR-focused team. The social media company has hired former Apple designerAlessandro Sabatelli to lead the initiative as...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla and Toyota among the smartest and the most connected companies
 Visiongain, an analysis firm based in the U.K., released a report this month listing the top 20 connected car companies, which includes all the usual suspects, such as Volvo, Ford and Honda. Tes...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter targets smaller businesses with launch of Dashboard
 Twitter — hot on the heels of the launch of its app for influencers, Twitter Engage — has todayreleased yet another standalone application: Twitter Dashboard. The new service, availa...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Evernote tweaks features in free plan and raises prices in paid ones
 Evernote is an indispensible tool for many, and the company is always working on making it more so — “but that requires a significant investment of energy, time, and money,” it...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch NASA fires enormous booster designed for worlds most powerful rocket
 Today, NASA successfully completed a full-duration qualification ground test of the booster that is designed to lift the most powerful rocket in the world. This particular test was a cold motor ...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Hillary Clinton announces tech platform
 Connectivity, education, and entrepreneurship — these are the principles of Hillary Clinton’s technology platform, unveiled today at a Denver startup incubator. The decision to annou...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest is soon launching a way to search for products with your smartphone camera
 Pinterest today has a new tool for finding things that you might want to buy — and they’ll be things you see in the real world. Here’s how it will work: go to Pinterest search ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook from other sites with new Save and Share Chrome Extensions
 Facebook colonized the internet with its Like button that sees 10 billion views per day around the web. Now it’s getting a makeover for mobile alongside the launch of two new Save and Shar...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Lease marketplace Flip raises $1.2M
 Flip, a startup that helps tenants find someone to take over their lease, is announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The New York City-based company has created a marketplace...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch AWS opens its first region in India
 Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of its first regionin India. Formally known as the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) region, this new AWS region is the company’s sixth in Asia Pac...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Messaging app LINE sets price range for possible July IPO, poised to raise over $1 billion
 LINE Corp., makers ofamessaging app that’s gone mainstream inJapan, Thailand and Taiwan, has set a price range for an initial public offeringon the Tokyo and New York Stock exchanges in Ju...
04:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Bose wants your kids to build their own Bluetooth speakers
 The folks at Bose are putting a DIY spin on the sometimes staid world for Bluetooth speakers, with a kit designed to show little ones the big wonders of electronics. The Speaker Cube is the firs...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch The Moto G4 is arriving in the US July 12th, priced at $199
 Looks like it won’t be too much longer until US users can get their grubby paws on Motorola’s forthcoming fourth-gen Moto G. Announced last month right around Google I/O, the baselin...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch True Foodies wants to turn you into a true foodie
 Joanne Carter workedfor McDonald’s for 15 years. But she always preferedfoie gras to cheeseburgers. Her new job as co-founder and CEO of For True Foodies Only — a bootstrapped compan...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Happy Atoms launches to teach kids about the wonders of molecules
 While I absolutely despise most STEM toys I’m going to give Happy Atoms a pass simply because it is aimed at educators and not for the home market. Created by chemistry set maker Thames &#...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook tests new option that pushes users to send money on Messenger
 Facebook is testing a new optiondesigned to highlight the company’s ability to handle person-to-person payments through its Messenger chat application. The company confirmed it has added a...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Hands On with Even, $99 earphones customized to the way you hear
 Dr. Dre may make some of the most popular headphones on the planet but Beats are likely tuned to the way Dre likes to listen to the music – with heavy bass. You are not Dre and your ears a...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch The technology of higher education
 For nearly 30 years, pundits have predicted that education technology would disrupt higher education. Online courses will reduce costs and create unprecedented access to higher education, so the...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Code.org introduces Frozen and Star Wars-themed courses
 Code.org is making some of Disney’s most beloved characters from Frozen and Star Wars a regular part of its core curriculum to its millions of K-5 students. Code.orgfirst introduced Frozen...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch PayPal puts a charitable giving button in its app for the first time
 PayPal is rollingout an update to its mobile application which it hopes will put charitable giving in the forefront of customers’ minds. With a new button thatappears at the bottom of the ...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Devialet announces a golden speaker for the discerning music lover
 From fancy chocolates to jet airplanes to teeth, gold makes things better. Devialet took this to heart when they introduced their 4500 Watt Gold Phantom, a powerful speaker with gold-plated side...
01:46 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon gives the Alexa app store a makeover, now lets you add new Skills by voice
 It will now be easier to add “Skills” – new functionality by way of voice-activatedapps to Amazon’s smart speaker Echo, and its other Alexa-powered devices, Amazon announ...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Snowfox trackerphone is another mobile alternative for parents to give kids
 Finland-based Internet of Things startup Haltian, which back in 2014 crowdfunded an IoT developer device aimed at lowering the barrier of entry to building connected devices, is lining up its ne...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering
 MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Todoist gets serious about business with new collaboration features
 Todoist is already a useful service for your personal todo lists, but the company also lets you create shared projects so that you can share lists and assign tasks to your coworkers. Todoist now...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon expands its Dash Button program to 50 more brands, says orders taking place twice a minute
 Confirming reports from earlier this week, Amazon announced this morning an expansion of its Dash button program – the small, push-button devices that allow consumers to place orders of sp...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Doppler Labs intros Here One, with improved live audio tuning and music streaming
 The folks at Doppler Labs have come a long way in a few short years. The company, led by Noah Kraft and Fritz Lanman, first launched with a fully mechanical ear plug for concerts. Last year, the...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Huaweis MateBook is a solid 2-in-1 that still has some work to do
 The theme of Huawei’s press conference atop One World Trade last week was clear: The company plans to make its mark in the U.S. The hardware maker has made a name for itself outside the St...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon rolls out Page Flip for an easier way to flip between pages on Kindle
 Need to find that one other passage or picture in a book but find it hard to do with an e-reader? Kindle readers wanting to flip back and forth and make a quick reference to materials now have a...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Modern Meadow raises $40 million to grow leather without livestock
 A Brooklyn-based startup called Modern Meadow has raised $40 million to become a top source of leather for the world’s makers of fashion and accessories, luggage, sporting goods, upholster...
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Cisco to acquire API-based app security startup CloudLock for $293M
 Twilio isn’t the only company that is banking on API-based services as the way forward for enterprises. Today, Cisco announcedit plans to pay $293 million in a mix of cash and equity to ac...
12:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Goodbye accountants! Startup builds AI to automate all your accounting
 Smacc, which uses AI to automate accounting, has secured a 3.5 million Series A round from Cherry Ventures, Rocket Internet, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures, Grazia Equity and business angels. S...
12:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Troubled P2P lender LendingClub names Scott Sanborn CEO, cuts 179 jobs amid lower loan volume
 Yet morechanges afoot forLendingClub— apeer-to-peer loans marketplace whose stock tankedMay after its founder, CEO and chairman Renauld Laplanche resigned amid an accounting scandal. Ahead...
12:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Cruises Kyle Vogt will speak about self-driving cars at Disrupt SF
 A few months ago, many people learned about San Francisco-based startup Cruise Automation for the first time. After raising around $19 million and quietly building sensors for self-driving cars,...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Backblaze launches its low-cost cloud storage service out of beta
 Backblaze is still best known for its backup service, but the company has also set its sight on the fast-growing cloud storage market. While the company can’t compete with the likes of Ama...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Heres whats missing from the new drone regulations
 Last week,we welcomed the much-anticipated Part 107 drone regulations, which will supersede the current exemption process and is estimated by the FAA to eliminate 85 percent of the present exemp...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch SPACE wants to move your office into VR space
 Virtual reality can be used for a lot of things — and if Pygmal Technologies gets its way, you’ll be spending your office hours with a VR headset strapped to your face. It’s al...
08:55 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Flexport CEO expresses some remorse in taking cash from Peter Thiel
 Remember when we found out billionaire investor Peter Thiel isin support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? AtTechCrunch Shanghai 2016, FlexportCEO Ryan Peterson, who has receive...
06:31 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Partech ends up raising $440 million for its growth fund
 You might remember that I covered a $240 million growth fund from Paris-based VC firm Partech Ventures back in January 2015. As I noted at the time, it was just the first closing and other limit...
05:03 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Disrupt (Announcing a Disrupt SF attendee-friendly for Chinese speakers
 It’s no news that China’s startup scene is huge and Chinese investors and founders are keen to learn more about the Silicon Valley. And of course American investors and entrepreneurs...
04:30 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Attention Asian startups: Apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF!
 Calling startups in Asia and across the world — apply for our Startup Battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco this September! Startups are at the core of what we do her...
02:20 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch YCombinator makes every SimCity players dream reality with new research initiative
 Ever wanted to design a city from scratch? All those years tinkering with SimCity and Legos are going to finally start paying dividends for a lucky few.YCombinator is looking for urban mavericks...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Attention Asian startups: Apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF!
 Calling startups in Asia and across the world — apply for our Startup Battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco this September! Startups are at the core of what we do her...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch How the ancient art of origami is inspiring cutting-edge technology
 The future is always being shaped by the past. Long before the 3D printer, origami was the original genius at creating lifelike forms out of a flat surface. Folding brings with it the ability to...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb sues San Francisco over new rental legislation
 The short-term rental company filed suit today over a new law that requires Airbnb to verify that its hosts have registered with the city before showing ads for their homes online. The suit aims...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, June 28, 2016
Techcrunch Writing aid for the blind provides a case study for compassionate engineering at Carnegie Mellon
 New mobile games and robot butlers are all well and good, but there are also many applications for the latest technology in poverty-stricken school districts and in the service of the disabled. ...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Thrive Market raises $111 million for its online organic grocery store
 Buy organic groceries online, at an affordable price. That’s the mantra of Los Angeles-based Thrive Market, which has raised a significant $111 million Series B funding round, led by Invus...
11:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch So, does anybody want Twitter?
 Twitter is in trouble. In a move out of a middle school flag-football game, Microsoft selected LinkedInto join its team. The sheer size of the transaction has reignited conversations about who w...
11:06 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Pocket Tripod is a credit-card-sized phone holder that fits in your wallet
 The Pocket Tripod is repeating its crowdfunding success from a few years ago, creating an updated, universal version of its incredibly popular credit-card-sized tripod that fits in your wallet. ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch How digital marketers can get better results with less capital
 There has been much talk of late about the end of easy venture capital and what will happen to startup economics when everyone is forced to spend more wisely.Spending wisely should always be an ...
10:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Cryptography pioneer Marty Hellman calls for compassion in personal, cyber, and international threats
 It’s been a long time since Marty Hellman and his collaborator Whitfield Diffie ushered in a new era of private communication with their invention of public key cryptography — but be...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Iris Automation is bringing eyes, and situational awareness, to drones
 New drone regulations in the U.S. ostensibly make it easier for companies to put flying robots to work whether that’s in media, construction or agriculture. But drones are still limited to...
07:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Google for Education partners with TES to expand the reach of VR Expeditions content in classrooms
 Next-gen edtech and virtual reality are bothhigh-stakesplatformsthat have quite a bit of potentialwhen itcomes to defining our near-future.The marriage of the platformsmay be far from ready for ...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook rolls out Slideshow movie-maker to compete with Google and Apple
 Most people can’t shoot compelling videos, and static photos are boring. That’s why the tech giants are all pushing their own versions of automatic movie makers based on your media. ...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Google Earth and Maps get sharper satellite imagery with new update
 Several years ago, Google engineers figured out a way to stitch together satellite imagery to remove clouds, giving Google Earth and Google Maps users a better and more comprehensive view of the...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the team hacking Sundar Pichai and Channing Tatum
 If you follow tech executives or famousactors on Twitter, you’ve probably seen references to something called OurMineseveral times over the last few weeks. That’s because a group of ...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Fujifilm finally updates its smartphone photo printer
 It’s been a long time coming, but Fujifilm’s finally ready to offer up the sequel to its Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1. Two-and-a-half years after debuting the peripheral at C...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch UK surveillance bills logging of web activity a huge risk to privacy, peers warn
 A former senior chief in the U.K.’s Met Police and now a Lib Dem peer in the House of Lords has warned about major risks to the privacy of web users’ personal data from a provision i...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Google opens up its Virtual Reality field trips for all, debuts new apps and services for teachers
 On the heels of Amazon’s entry into the learning materials market,Googlethis morning also unveiled a series of product announcements aimed at expanding use of Google products and technolog...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Boon Gable closes on $2.5 million for its in-home stylist and shopping service
 Online clothes shopping can be a gamble – you never really know if items will fit until you try them on. Meanwhile, shopping at local retailers can betime-consuming. A startup called Boon ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook launches human-curated Featured Events list
 550 million people use Facebook Events each month, with 60% of connections to events happening serendipitously in the News Feed. But Facebook is giving hardcore extroverts seeking more parties a...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Ciao, Im Lucia Maffei, the newest writing intern at TechCrunch
 Hi, I’m Lucia, and I’m the the newest TechCrunch summer writing intern.I’m going to write from Chicago – please notice the standard Windy City hairstyle in the above pic ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts open source .NET Core and ASP.NET Core hit 1.0
 It’s been over a year and a half since Microsoft first announcedtheopen source .NET Core project, which aims to bring the core parts of Microsoft’s.NET framework (and it’s cous...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Leet debuts a simple app for sharing your best gameplay highlights
 Services like YouTube Gaming and Twitch are great for watching videos and live streams from your favorite gamers, but a new app called Leet, launching now, has a slightly different take. Instead...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch AllClear ID acquires Norways Encap Security
 Austin, U.S.-based AllClear ID, a provider of identity theft repair and credit monitoring services, has quietly acquired Norway’s Encap Security. The Oslo-based company offers device-based...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch With $3 million in new funding, Farm Hill brings its healthy lunches to San Francisco
 A food delivery startup called Farm Hill is expanding its business from the suburbs of Silicon Valley to San Francisco this week, bucking the trend of so many “on-demand” businesses ...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch HPs new Chromebook offers up to 12.5 hours of battery life and starts at $189
 HP is working hard to make a strong Chromebook case for consumers looking for a secondary – or even tertiary – laptop, featuring some upgraded specs at rock bottom prices. Following ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform for teaching kids to code
 Google today announced Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform that allows developers, designers and educators to build physical programming experiences that can help kids (5+) learn to code...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Why we dont believe in tech themes
 The tech hype-cycle works something like this: Some driver triggers a flurry of investments in a particular “theme,” which in turn feeds news flow, panel discussions at conferences a...
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers make it easier to squirt out the last of the shampoo with science
 If you’ve ever gnawed your way through a plastic bottle to get out the last delicious drops of soap you’ll be pleased to learn that researchers at The Ohio State University have crea...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch As Symantec flexes its muscle in security, who will step up to the challenge?
 As the security market shakes up in more ways than one, who wins, who struggles and who will get acquired next? Read More ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter adds stickers to photo uploads, rolls out in coming weeks
 Peopleseem to like editing photos through social media, which comes as no surprise with today’s announcement from Twitter: stickers. Made to be plastered over your new photos, Twitter is m...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Jason Lemkin just raised a $70 million fund; heres how he did it
 Two-time entrepreneur Jason Lemkin just closed a debut venture fund with $70 million called SaaStr Fund.It’s an impressive feat and thelatest in a string of interesting opportunitiesthatLe...
01:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Bee Partners closes $30 million fund to seed very early-stage startups
 Bee Partners in San Francisco has raised a $30 million fund, its second, to lead investments in very early stage startups based in the U.S. Founded in 2009, the firm is best-known as the first i...
01:03 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon grows its education footprint with Amazon Inspire, a free platform for learning materials
 Back in March, we reportedhow the e-commerce and cloud services giant Amazon was poised to up its stakes in the educational publishing market with thelaunch a new, free platform called Inspire f...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Anki aims to bring a Pixar character to life with its plucky little robot
 “We went through 45 mechanical iterations of Cozmo,” explains Boris Sofman. “This was a huge, hugely complex problem of mechanical engineering, industrial design and character ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Pandora hopes youll listen more in an Uber
 Uber already integrates with Spotify so riders can pick their favorite tunes to jam to on their trip, but now Pandora is teaming up with the rideshare giant to do the same — this time for ...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Orbital Insight lands $20 million from investors, led by GV
 Orbital Insight, a three-year-old, Mountain View, Ca.-based geospatial big data company,has just raised $15million in Series B funding led byprevious investor GV, with participation fromCME Vent...
10:17 am GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Hover Camera is a personal drone for selfie lovers
 If you’re done with selfie sticks and are looking for what comes next in the narcissistic world of self-photography, look no further than Hover Camera, a new “personal” drone t...
08:30 am GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Expanding in Africa, eBay partners with MallForAfrica.com
 American eBay sellers will soon gain access to Africa’s biggest consumer markets. This comes via a new partnership between the U.S. e-commerce giant and online shopping startup MallforAfri...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Uber positions its China app as more than a ride-hailing service
 Uber China is repositioning itself as an all-in-one solution for transportation, food and entertainment.At TechCrunch Shanghai, Uber China VP of Operations and Regional General Manager of Centra...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch A quick look at the state of hardware technologies in China and beyond
 Recent developments in the hardware world show just how far China’s star has risen and how dominant the country has become in the world of technology hardware manufacturing, development, a...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch The future of 3D-printed prosthetics
 The recent ubiquity of 3D printers and innovations in prosthetic design, manufacturing and distribution offer a viable solution for the millions of people living with limb loss around the world....
01:30 am GMT - Mon, June 27, 2016
Techcrunch Accessibility was all around this years WWDC
 Accessibility, conceptually, is much more than just the discrete “accessibility options for people with disabilities”. At its heart, accessibility is about just that: access. You don...
11:30 pm GMT - Sun, June 26, 2016
Techcrunch Brexit creates a new vocabulary for startups in Europe
 Here’s a new lexicon of Brexit-styled terms that startups may want to learn to discuss what will happen… Read More ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 26, 2016
Techcrunch The opportunities Silicon Valley doesnt see
 Silicon Valley is justifiably seen as the geographical center of digital innovation. From Google and Facebook to Uber and Netflix, the Valley is home to many global technology leaders. However, ...
09:02 pm GMT - Sun, June 26, 2016
Techcrunch A new sales technology stack is coming
 The sales tech stack is being built as we speak, and it’s happening in lockstep with the move from the one-to-many work of demand generation, to the one-to-one world of account-based sales...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 26, 2016
Techcrunch How the insecurity of things creates the next wave of security opportunities
 More than 5 billion IoT devices were installed in 2015. Gartner estimates this will grow to 20 billion by 2020. Unfortunately, experts agree that security is not only an afterthought, but often ...
02:45 pm GMT - Sun, June 26, 2016
Techcrunch OK, Europe: Its your move
 I held the first Warsaw TechCrunch Meetup in 2007 at a pub called Lolek. We were visiting my wife’s parents and I figured I would post on the site and get a few people together to see the ...
02:30 pm GMT - Sun, June 26, 2016
Techcrunch Will the rich get richer with Apples new app store ads
 Apple’s reveal of sponsored search ads on the App Store was overshadowed by its simultaneous opening up and improvement of its subscription offerings. But for the average developer or publ...
08:30 am GMT - Sun, June 26, 2016
Techcrunch After oil, Norway looks to startups for economic growth
 Politicians responding to the oil troubles are heeding calls for a new way forward, centered around startups. And the efforts to foster a new approach are led by an ambitious ex-business exec, t...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, June 26, 2016
Techcrunch The hungry consumer and the software pivot
 The internet has become a lonely space, and consumers are hungry for something new. We don’t talk much anymore about new processors, video cards and faster dialup modems — at least n...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch Telecoms open shop on Madison Avenue, but will brands buy?
 Many companies have transformed and realigned their focus with great success. Avon transitioned from peddling books door-to-door to marketing beauty products. Wrigley started as a soap and bakin...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch Governments must embrace the Information Age or risk becoming obsolete
 Thirty-six years ago, futurist Alvin Toffler wrote The Third Wave, outlining the inevitable transition from a “Second Wave,” characterized by an industrial society, to a “Third...
07:09 pm GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch How Seesaw accidentally became a teachers pet at 1/4 of US schools
 Seesaw’s educational app lets students save and share their assignments with their teachers, parents, and fellow classmates. They just snap a photo or video, draw, or write. But rather tha...
05:49 pm GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch Novelist John Sundman talks CRISPR, genetics, and logic bombs
 Novelist John Sundman is a national treasure. His best work, Acts of the Apostles, predicts CRISPR, advanced genetic engineering, and chip-based Trojan Horses and his writing is at once dense an...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch Seouls new traffic signs warn of the dangers of texting while walking
 The Seoul Metropolitan Governmentannounced traffic and pedestrian signs alerting the danger of using smartphones while walking on the street, soon to be installed in five areas of the South Kore...
03:37 pm GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app
 TraffickCam is an app developed by the Exchange Initiative, an organization fighting back against sex trafficking. The goal of the new app is to build a national database of photos of the inside...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch Latin Americas chronic inefficiency could drive more O2O commerce growth
 There are numerous daily tasks that can be solved with ease in the U.S. In comparison, the lack of training, standardization and process in Brazil creates chronic inefficiencies in the service s...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch The dredge report: being an account of an expedition into the hyperreality of the California Delta
 It has occurred to me that perhaps TechCrunch pays insufficient attention to slurry, sediment, silt, mud, and muck; to canals, earthworks, levees, dikes, dredges, and the Army Corps of Engineers...
11:30 am GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch Students are demanding the facts about coding bootcamps
 It’s been a remarkable rise so far, but for coding bootcamps to become mainstream they must prove that the outcomes they advertise are real. In 2012 coding bootcamps began offering courses...
11:00 am GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch The app boom is not over
 There’s a new wave of reporting focused on the post-app era. Recode announced “The app boom is over.” Quartz points out how most users never download any apps. Let me be very c...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch The last driver license holder
 Say hello to Liam. He recently celebrated his first birthday. Not only is he a cutie, he is the last person to get a driver license. Impossible? Not in your lifetime? I don’t know if Liam ...
12:37 am GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch Let me see your phone
 Here’s one for your Friday. An older video, unearthed by Twitter user @iamjamajesty a few days ago has been blowing up on the network. Thisgrouppoem, performed byMorgan “MoMo” ...
12:26 am GMT - Sat, June 25, 2016
Techcrunch Faraday Future says it is also making an autonomous car
 Chinese-backed electric car maker Faraday Future says it is working on a self-driving vehicle. The company not sosecretly ownedby LeTV joins a growing list of tech companies making autonomous ca...
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Ladar Levison finally confirms Snowden was target of Lavabit investigation
 Ladar Levison’s three-year fight for freedom to speak about the government order that shuttered Lavabit, his secure email service,is finally over. Levison was finally able to confirmtoday ...
10:43 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Why a Palantir IPO might not be far off
 Earlier this week, BuzzFeed got its hands on a stock purchase offer arranged by Palantir for its employees, one that asked current and former employees to agree to a host of stipulations. Among ...
10:13 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch JBLs Charge 3 waterproof speakers are big on battery and bass
 I do the same thing every time I get a waterproof device – I take it home, fill up the sink and dunk it. It’s a strangely cathartic, a sort of gadget baptism, and nicely refreshing f...
08:31 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch What UK startups make of the shocking Brexit vote
 Shock, disbelief and disappointment were common sentiments echoed by the startups TechCrunch spoke to, many of which had scrambled emergency meetings this morning to consider their immediate ste...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Can the smartphone cure Zika?
 The smartphone has become the digital Swiss Army Knife of modern life. Beyond making phone calls, it takes pictures and videos, facilitates purchases, connects us to our social networks, helps u...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch President Obama calls for diversity efforts and openness with Mark Zuckerberg at GES
 President Barack Obama praised tech companies’ efforts to improve diversity in their workforces and called for governments around the world to embrace openness and transparency today at th...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Actons Blink Board is a quirky board with an unpolished remote
 As you can already tell, this is an electric skateboard. It’s not my first rodeo on one eitherand it won’t be my last. But here’s something I learned the past few days: Acton&#...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch ATM skimmer caught in the wild by a real security engineer
 Whoda thunk it? Tourist/cybersecurity expert Benjamin Tedesco was hanging out in Vienna when he walked up to an ATM. Because he trusts no one he decided to give the reader a little tug and came ...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch WhatsApp hits 100 million calls per day
 In February, Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced it had reached one billion users worldwide, and this week, the company added another metric to demonstrate its ongoing traction and growth. Accordi...
05:54 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus removes hardware DRM that locked games onto its headset
 An Oculus update posted today quietly removes a feature that blocked Oculus software from being played on other headsets — something that the community has been up in arms about for a mont...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch A running tab of what tech people think about whether were living in a simulation
 Are we living in a simulation? For whatever reason, this is a hot topic in Silicon Valley these days. It all more or less started when Tesla Motors CEO (and soon to be SolarCity CEO — chec...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube expands creator outreach with new features, better support
 Along with news that it’s preparing to introduce live streaming supportin its main mobile application, YouTube also this week announced a series of new features for its creator community. ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Today is the last day to save $1,200 on Disrupt SF tickets
 Attention, budget-conscious tech enthusiasts. Today is the last day to get Disrupt SF tickets at the deeply discounted extra early-bird price point of $1,795 apiece, $1,200 off the full ticket p...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Omni Calculator brings math to the masses
 There are some men who want to watch the the world burn and others who want to offer it easily-customizable embedded calculators. Mateusz Mucha belongs to the latter camp. Mucha is a sociologist...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube can still win the livestreaming war
 YouTube, sounding a little miffed that House representatives were live streaming their sit-in using Periscope and Facebook Live, reminded its community that it has been offering live streaming o...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Is the future of VR NVIDIA, Sony and Apple?
 Virtual reality is all the buzz nowadays. And why wouldn’t it be when analysts like Goldman Sachs make estimates that the industry is poised to surpass the TV market in annual revenue by 2...
01:35 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter quietly launches location feeds with Foursquare
 Location feeds could inspire people to tweet more while out and about, fuel Moments about particular places, and improve Twitter’s ad targeting data. Better location functionality could be...
01:35 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter quietly launches tags to location feeds with Foursquare
 Location feeds linked to from these tags could inspire people to tweet more while out and about, fuel Moments about particular places, and improve Twitter’s ad targeting data. Better locat...
01:32 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch 360flys new ad is a racist mess. I thought we were better than this.
 What do you do when nobody is paying attention to your shiny new line of cameras? You could put together a campaign that shows how good your tech is and how it is the perfect match to your targe...
01:20 pm GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Indias FarEye lands $3.5M to make e-commerce logistics more efficient
 FarEye, an India-based startup that helps e-commerce companies run their logistics more efficiently, had landed $3.5 million in funding from SAIF Partners. Read More ...
10:25 am GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch The world isnt ready for only wireless headphones, Apple
 As the rumor mill continues to report that Apple supposedly is doing away with the headphone socket on its next-generation phones (more than 300,000 people already voiced their opinion), I found...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Prisma uses AI to turn your photos into graphic novel fodder double quick
 Artists beware! AI is coming for your paintbrush too… A new iOS app, called Prisma, is usingdeep learning algorithms to turnsmartphone photos into stylized artworksbased on differentartwor...
06:59 am GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Bitcoin surges past $650 as Brexit result sends UK Pound tumbling to 30-year low
 The global finance markets are slipping on Friday after the UK public voted to leave the EU, but there is one currency that is reveling in the uncertainty of the Brexit result: bitcoin. Read Mor...
05:38 am GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch What the actual hell, Britain?
 As I’m writing this, it looks as if Britain has voted to leave the EU.It’s hitting me like a ton of Europe-approved bricks, because this decision just simply doesn’t make sense...
04:23 am GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch Flirtey delivers drugs by drone from ship to shore in New Jersey
 The Jersey Shore is finally famous for something besides fake tanning. A Reno, Nevada-based startup called Flirtey Inc. conducted the first domestic “ship to shore” drone delivery th...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch iZotope, Photoshop for sound, closes another $7.5M in financing
 What does the trailer to Inception, a re-masteredRolling Stones record and the podcast Serial all have in common?They’re all awesome. Their creators also all used iZotope products in the b...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, June 24, 2016
Techcrunch The automation of design
 Murphy’s Law decrees: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” For any of us whose livelihood depends on our labor, things going wrong could mean: “Anything that can ...
11:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch On the floor of The New York Stock Exchange at Twilios IPO
 Today Twilio braved the public markets and did what no technology startup has done all year – go public. The company began trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange under the tic...
11:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 This week, Tesla announced plans to buy SolarCity, Twilio IPOed, the NY State senate passed an anti-Airbnb bill and we discovered the world’s largest Nerf gun. Read on for a recap of the b...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Start your speculation engines, Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display
 Apple today announced that it is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the large external display many use to connect to Macbooks or other Macs for extra screen real estate. This is very likely...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch MassChallenge sets up camp in Switzerland
 Lausanne, a small town in the Western part of Switzerland,has emerged as a surprisingmelting pot of innovative technology, and the latest feather in the town’s tech nest will be hosting th...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Uber switches out surge for price transparency
 No more pop-ups asking you to agree to those murky “2.1x” (or some other “x” amount) surge fares on the Uber app. Soon Uber will just tell you the price of your ride up f...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Facial recognition systems stumble when confronted with million-face database
 We’re all a bit worried about the terrifying surveillance state that becomes possible when you cross omnipresent cameras with reliable facial recognition — but a new study suggests t...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Used BMW i batteries store solar power at home
 BMW i joins Tesla and Mercedes-Benz in bringing energy storage home with its new system, which has yet to be given a catchy name. The system uses new or used batteries from the BMW i3 electric c...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid, AngelList partner to back mission-driven startups
 During the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2016) at Stanford University today, AngelList, the equity fundraising platform, and activist Shiza Shahid announced a partnership to form a fund ca...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch The Nintendo 64 turns 20 today
 It was on June 23, 1996 that the Nintendo 64 made its debut — in Japan, that is. We wouldn’t see it on this side of the Pacific for another three months. But today is its proper birt...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Live grows up with two-person broadcasts and waiting rooms for viewers
 Today at VidCon Facebookpre-announced three new big product updates for Facebook Live, their live-streaming platformbuilt into Facebook. The platform will soon let you do two-person remote broad...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch How new tech can improve the loan process
 Anyone who keeps up with the stock market is likely aware that Lending Club is in hot water. Anyone with professional lending experience is likely unphased by this. Even so, peer-to-peer service...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch People are Facebook Live-ing the House sit-in too, Zuckerberg points out
 The use of Periscope to document the House sit-in has captured the hearts and minds of internetgoers, who proclaim the live-streaming app a necessity for liberty. Mark Zuckerberg would like to p...
07:28 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Storyboard helps you turn mobile photos into digital stories and books
 Even though printing out photos is no longer is the only means of viewing and sharing them with others, people still oftenwant to do something more meaningful with these images – especiall...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Former Startup Battlefield competitor Satago raises 4.6m to help small businesses get paid
 Back in November, TechCrunch took a look at former Startup Battlefield competitor Satago, a U.K. fintech startup that was looking to help freelancers and other small business owners get paid on ...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Columbus Ohio officially winner of DOT Smart City Challenge and $140 million in innovation grants
 With the Columbus Dispatch (and many possible runner-up cities) reporting two days ago that Columbus was the winner of the Smart City Challenge, official word was silent until this afternoon. To...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Columbus, Ohio officially winner of DOT Smart City Challenge and $140 million in innovation grants
 With the Columbus Dispatch (and many possible runner-up cities) reporting two days ago that Columbus was the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, officia...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch From the Oval Office to Investor-in-Chief: Obama considers a VC gig next
 As the country holds its breath in anticipation of who will take Barack Obama’s chair in the Oval Office, the president is considering how to get his rsum into the right hands after his ei...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram personalizes Explore videos with Picked For You channel
 Snapchat Discover, meet Instagram “Picked For You”. Today Instagram is launching a new way to see the best videos from topics you personally love. “Picked for You” lives ...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Dapulse closes $7.6M Series A for its project management SaaS
 Tel Aviv, Israel-based Dapulse has come a long way since it was an internal communications tool at website builder Wix.com. Read More ...
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Enjoy a video of Boston Dynamics new robot doing chores and slipping on banana peels
 Boston Dynamics, the company behind some of the most impressively terrifying and terrifyingly impressive robots of the past decade, is demonstrating its softer side with a video showcasing theAl...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch The three ages of digital
 We need to see the world in these three phases: before a full immersion of digital communications technology; when such technologies have faded into the background; and the mess between the two....
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Homescreen.me returns with a new site for sharing your favorite apps
 One of the earlystartups in the app discoveryspace, Homescreen.me, is relaunching its service that lets you browse which apps others have installed on their iPhone, and now, Apple Watch, too. De...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Future Publishing buys Imagine for $21m, broadening number of titles
 U.K.-based publisher Future Publishing today announced it is in the process of acquiring Imagine Publishing for $21 million worth of shares, continuing the trend of media consolidation in the wo...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch As Twilios Largest Shareholder, Bessemer Venture Partners Prepares for the Ride
 Byron Deeter is likely waking up this morning and wondering what kind of day he’ll have. It was Deeter who led Bessemer Venture Partners into its seed-stage investment in Twilio, a now nin...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Playing catch-up in hospital innovation
 Earlier this year, the White House made a bold bid against cancer, announcing a new, nationwide “Moonshot” initiative to do away with the disease — once and for all. However, f...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Upfront Ventures gets a new GP: Kobie Fuller
 Kobie Fuller, who has worked as a principal with Accel Partners since 2013, is joining L.A.-based Upfront Ventures as general partner. Previously, Fuller was CMO at Revolve, a fashion-ecommerce ...
02:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Real-time crash reporting tool Sentry grabs $9 million from NEA & Accel
 Sentry, areal-time crash reporting tool for web, mobile and games, has come a long way from its roots in beingan internal tool used at the blog comment hosting serviceDisqus. The startuphas sinc...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch At Disrupt SF, Facebooks Chief Messenger David Marcus will chat about chat
 Will voice replace our thumbs? Will brands drown out our friends? Are chatbots the future if nobody wants them? TechCrunch Disrupt SF will get the answers from David Marcus, Facebook’s hea...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Twilio opens trading at $23.99 per share
 Twilio is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TWLO. It started trading today about an hourafter the NYSE opened, at a price or $23.99 per share. That’s nearl...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Shine boosts teenage confidence via SMS and Facebook bot
 Being a teenager is a rough ride at the best of times, and even the most confident of youngsters could do with a bit of a confidence bump. This is the market Shine has in its crosshairs, with an...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Great ports we have loved
 As we approach a new era in computing in which thinner, lighter, and presumably more hostile devices become the norm, let’s look back on some ports we have all known and loved and that are...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Matter launches media startup accelerator with Google News Lab and New York Times
 In a wold where Old Media is locked in a perma-battle against New Media, the Matter Ventures accelerator is an interesting play. A startup accelerator aiming at the media, Matter has been based ...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Workato unveils Personal Workbot to silence some of the Slack bot noise
 Bots can be usefullittle pieces of technology to helpyou work smarter, and in Slack they can help make the communications tool a kind of centralized enterprise application dashboard. The trouble...
01:17 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Snyk aims to help developers secure use of open source code
 Developers relying on open source code (or packages) is pretty much the norm these days. As software eats the world, the world is dining out on open source software. But, regardless of how much ...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch New FCC regulations may not give consumers true online privacy protection
 Google, Facebook, Amazon and a myriad of other “edge providers” are not covered by the eventual privacy rules that will be drafted. Read More ...
12:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomis newest gadget is a foldable electric bicycle that costs $450
 Is there anything that China’s Xiaomi doesn’t sell? The company best-known for its affordable but high-quality smartphones recently announced its first drone, right after launching a...
11:32 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Narvar raises $22 million to help internet retailers deliver physical goods without frustrating customers
 Battery Ventures led a $22 million, Series B investment in Narvar Inc., a company helping internet retailers keep their customers happy post-purchase, meaning until their packages are delivered,...
11:13 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus
 Apple has been looking at ways to extend the control power of stylus input methods, patenting a touch sensitive stylus which could allow for users to manipulate on screen objects depending on ho...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch SecurityScorecard raises $20 million from Google Ventures
 SecurityScorecard, the platform that monitors and assesses companies’ cybersecurity strength, has raised $20 million in Series B funding from GV (the Alphabet-ized new name for Google Vent...
08:54 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Japans e-commerce leader Rakuten gets into agriculture tech
 Rakuten may be cutting back its e-commerce business in Europe and Southeast Asia, but, at home in Japan, the internet giant is stepping into a new field — quite literally — after it ...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce Communities update shoots for simplification and personalization
 As companies try to move to more of a self-service type of approach to customer service, online forums become more important than ever to help users find the right answers quickly, whether troub...
06:24 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch And the winners of our first-ever Meetup and Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv are.
 Weat TC havehad an amazing time this week in Israel, meeting founders, hearing about crazy new technology, and probably eating too much food. Yesterday our time here was capped off with the big ...
05:03 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Google Fiber is buying high-speed internet provider Webpass
 Google Fiber is bulking up its business after it announced a deal to acquire high-speed ISP Webpass, a 13-year-old company that provides an ethernet network for business and residential customer...
04:01 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Circle takes $60M to grow its social payments biz globally, as it steps into China
 How do you compete with China’s homegrown social payments giants? Veteran entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire, co-founder of US based social payments app Circle, reckons you don’t; not like ...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Kabbage partners with Scotiabank to provide small business loans in Canada and Mexico
 Small business lending platform Kabbage announced a partnership with Scotiabank today to make it easier for residents of Canada and Mexico to take out small business loans ofup to $100,000 in mi...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | A Giant Nerf Gun
Michelle Obama joins snapchat, BET Play is a new streaming service from Viacom, You can now scan documents in the dropbox app to your dropbox account, Microsoft has new data protection tools, and yout...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Slither.io is snaking its way on to homescreens
 Slither.io is not new, but it is crazy popular. The game has been sitting at number one on the iOS gaming charts for some time now. Slither.io has been available for just over three months nowan...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Apple confirms iOS kernel code left unencrypted intentionally
 When Apple released a preview version of iOS 10 at its annual developers conference last week, the company slipped in a surprise for security researchers — it left the coreof its operating...
01:17 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Invesdor raises another $1.4m to expand equity crowdfunding in Europe
 Equity crowdfunding continues to be a hot topic around the world, with a number of players new and old re-doubling their efforts to capture the wallets of investors everywhere. The most recent e...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch How will Israeli innovation play into the global robotics industry?
 In the last few months, a Singaporean University hired Nadine as a secretary, a Boston Dynamics employee pushed over his colleague Atlas who was moving boxes at a factory and Tally, a San Franci...
12:39 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Review: HPs Spectre shows a great ultrabook can suffer from being thin
 Your next laptop will most likely be thinner than the one you have now. That’s because some Windows PC makerslike HP aren’t keen with the thinness of even their own offerings. So, th...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Being open to open source and creating a new business category at VMWare
Use of open source at VMWare led to the creation of Open Platform-as-a-Service, an entire new category, which paved the way for the next generation of developer infrastructure companies, like Docker a...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch National Science Foundation allots $1.5M to kid-focused maker projects
 To celebrate 2016’s Week of Making (don’t tell me you forgot!), the National Science Foundation has awarded a total of $1.5 million to five small projects looking to get kids involve...
12:25 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Sevenhugs bets on smartphone-free connected home future with $14.6M Series A
 French startup Sevenhugs closed a $14.6 million Series A today led by Xerysona quest to better integrate smart home technology. Sevenhugs has already developed a sleep tracker and is nearing com...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, June 23, 2016
Techcrunch Twilio prices its IPO at $15 per share, above its previous target
 Twilio today said it would price its initial public offering at $15 per share, which would value the company at around $1.23 billion. That would value Twilio above its previous $1 billion valuat...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Twilios IPO festivities will include live coding from the New York Stock Exchange
 There are plenty of reasons to keep an eye on Twilio‘s initial public offering, like whether or not it will open the door for more tech IPOs. Here’s a small-but-fun one: The company ...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Vitrima is a $69 add-on that turns a GoPro into a 3D camera
 Here’s a neat little add-on for folks looking to get a little more out of their GoPro. The Vitrima is a big metal add-on created by Chicago-based startup Fantem that brings 3D video captur...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch WowWees got a new coding robot and a dead-simple drone
 WowWee, the Hong Kong-based manufacturer behind that old RadioShack stalwart, RoboSapien, showed off a couple of promising high-tech toys due out in the fall. COJI is one of the company’s ...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch NASA app brings live ISS views and latest space media to Apple TV
 Space fiends who are also couch potatoes, rejoice! NASA’s all-purpose app for finding and watching content from the cosmos has arrived on Apple TV. Read More ...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with a compact medium format camera, the Hasselblad X1D
 Hasselblad picked a rather unique location — theAbsolut Elyx house — in the Meatpacking District for me to meet their reps and play with the new X1D. For a quick refresher, it’...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with a compact medium-format camera, the Hasselblad X1D
 Hasselblad picked a rather unique location — theAbsolut Elyx house — in the Meatpacking District for me to meet their reps and play with the new X1D. For a quick refresher, it’...
09:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tend.ai trains your robot to operate dozens of 3D printers and laser cutters at a time
 If you’ve got more than a handful 3D printers or other devices running at a time, it’s a full time job keeping them going — removing and packaging products, tweaking settings, ...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch House Democrats broadcast sit-in on Periscope and Facebook Live
 House Democrats are staginga sit-in today in an effort to push their Republican colleagues to vote for a gun control bill that would exclude suspected terrorists from purchasing automatic weapon...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch A one word review of macOS Sierra
 Hi! That new macOS X Sierra thing is almost out! There are so many new cool features. You can talk to your computer in humanish language. You can pay for stuffwith your iPhone because if you hav...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Purch acquires small-business site Business.com
 Digital media company Purch has acquired Business.com — which, in addition to being a pretty great URL, offers advice and other content for small businesses and operates a marketplace for ...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Google and Facebook push the presidents cybersecurity commission for transparency
 Poisoned trust. Yearnings for transparency. The cyber Pearl Harbor. Executives from Google, Facebook, Dropbox and othermajor tech companies met with the president’s Commission on Enhancing...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Michelle Obama is now on Snapchat
 Michelle Obama has joined Snapchat. The First Lady announced yesterday that she is joining the platform so users can see a behind-the-scenes look at her life in the White House. You can add her ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch The implications of large IoT ecosystems
 The Internet of Things genie is out of the bottle and growing at an accelerating pace. According to Gartner, 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 201...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft Accelerators Bangalore Demo Day here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s Bangalore Demo Day today,WednesdayJune 22nd starting at 11:35pm PT. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook brings emoji to VR with 360 Reactions
 Watching 360-degree videos alone on your Gear VR is about to get a little less lonely.Oculus just rolled out the ability for users to see and leave Facebook’s five emoji reactions on 360 V...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Dont buy into the myth of the IPO window
 Let me be very clear – when the right company wants to go public, market conditions just don’t matter. Read More ...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch SoundCloud improves music discovery with new Suggested Tracks feature
 SoundCloud is launching a new feature that aims to help its users find new tracks and artists they’ll love, based on their activity and listening history. Called “Suggested Tracks,&#...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest acquihires the team behind influencer-driven curated shopping app tote
 Pinterest today said it was acquiring the team behind tote, a shopping app that highlights products that are suggested by fashion influencers and friends. The tote founders are joining Pinterest...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Roams Ropes earbuds put sound customization in your hands and around your neck
 A coworker just walked into the office and made fun of me for wearing the Ropes. Sure, he probably would have zeroed in on something else had I not put them on this morning, but they’re a ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Take your work setup on the road
 You’ve got a great workspace set up and the best gear for getting things done, so why do you feel your favorite coffee shop calling to you? Because you’re craving a chance to drop th...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Google and Udacity launch a new Android programming course for beginners
 Google wants more people to learn to program — especially for its Android platform. While the company already offered a few programming courses,they were typically geared toward students w...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Nootrobox wants to boost your brain power with vitamin D
 Who needs thesun? Many Silicon Valley startups pride themselves on long, grueling work hours, toiling from the crack of dawn until late into thenight. But that work pride has a toll — they...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch YouTubes 15-minute outage attributed to routine engineering push
 A routine engineering push was the source of a 15-minuteglobal YouTube outage this morning, not a hack or DDOS attack. The issue has since been resolved, but was surprising given how reliable th...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Simple Habit is an app to squeeze mindfulness into your busy day
 The stress of running a startup guided founder Yunha Kim to her next idea: a mindfulness app called Simple Habit, offering five-minute audio meditations so that busy people can squeeze a little ...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Dropbox launches a new way to scan documents with your phone, and other sharing features
 Dropbox today is releasing a slew of new enterprise features as it continues to try to woo larger businesses in an effort to build a strong new line of business. The most interesting of which is...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch BET Play is Viacoms new $4 per month streaming service, arriving today outside the U.S.
 A new streaming service from Viacom is hitting the international market today: BET Play, a video-on-demand application aimed at an adult audience, offering access to programming from the enterta...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch An early look at macOS Sierra
 macOS Sierra is Apple’s latest version of its operating system for the Mac. While the final version will only be available in the fall, I’ve been playing around with the first beta f...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Could sensor technology determine the future of the NFL?
 There’s something about football that enamors America. While other countries go crazy for soccer — and baseball is technically “America’s Pastime” — thereR...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs Gear 360 VR camera hits the US on an extremely limited basis
 Samsung keeps pulling back the old football for Stateside consumers when it comes to the Gear 360. Shortly after it was first introduced back in February at Mobile World Congress, the company no...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs Gear 360 VR camera hits the U.S. on an extremely limited basis
 Samsung keeps pulling back the old football for stateside consumers when it comes to the Gear 360. Shortly after it was first introduced back in February at Mobile World Congress, the company no...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch AmazonFresh, Amazons grocery delivery service, wakes back up with a launch in Boston
 Amazon’s online grocery shopping service, AmazonFresh, is expanding once again –roughly a year and a half since its last launch. Following its arrival in London earlier this month, t...
02:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Hasselblad does a first: the X1D, a compact mirrorless medium format camera
 With every camera being handmade in Sweden, the X1D is actually a special piece of hardware. It’s also apparently a compact mirrorless medium format camera — and that’s a first...
01:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch PeerStreet lowers barriers for accredited investors who want access to real estate debt
 Vive la rvolution financire! PeerStreet co-founders,Brew Johnson, Brett Crosby, and Alex Perelman, have been working alongside famed investors like Dr. Michael Burry to provide investors access ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch LightCyber lands $20 million Series B to secure networks using behavioral analytics
 Every networkis undersiegethese days as attackers search for a way in. The industry lingo calls them attack vectors, but that just means a hacker finds a weak link in the network and exploits it...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Roosts latest connected home product detects leaks and freezing
 It looked like Roost when getting ready to go full-on Nest when the company made the leap from connected batteries to smoke alarms, but its latest product represents a different approach to a co...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their data
 Microsoft today announceda new project that aims to help enterprises protect their data as it moves between servers and devices. The new Azure Information Protection service builds on the Azure ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons Kindle gets a thinner and lighter design sporting double the RAM
 It’s a little late for Father’s Day, but at least there’s plenty of summer vacationing time left to take full advantage of Amazon’s newly refreshed Kindle. The entry-leve...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch A new index highlights the cities friendliest to women entrepreneurs
 Starting in February, the computing giant Dell, in concert with Professor David Ricketts of the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard and the data and analytics company IHS, began pu...
12:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Relax surfers, Dorsals crowdsourced shark reporting app is now available in the USA
 Dorsal is a mobile app that lets anyone who sees a shark in the ocean file a report (complete with geolocation). The same app can also provide alerts for sightings.Sort of the “Waze of sha...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch NGINXs Amplify monitoring tool is now in public beta
 NGINX today launched Amplify, its new application monitoring tool, out of private beta. While the cloud-based tool is still officially in beta, it’s now available to all NGINX users —...
12:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch YouNow goes beyond the live stream by letting you share interesting moments
 YouNow has quite an explicit startup name. The live streaming startup lets you stream yourself, now. But with more than 150,000 live streams per day, how can you be sure that you didn’t mi...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch The Muse raises $16 million for its next-gen career site
 The Muse, a New York-based career site that offers job opportunities, skill-building courses, coaching, and video profiles meant to show what it’s like to work at different companies, has ...
10:16 am GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch The TC Meetup Pitch-off hits Tel Aviv TONIGHT!
 Tonight is the night! After about a week of meeting as many Israeli startups and VCs as possible, it’s time to really get down to business at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv. If you ...
09:19 am GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Berlin you have a few more days to apply for our Pitch Off next month!
 Quick note to say we’re extending applications for our Berlin Meet Up + Pitch Off which is taking place next month — so you now have until June 25 to fill out this form for the chanc...
08:37 am GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Lystable gets $11M Series A to push its gig economy SaaS in the US
 Ahoy there gig economy… Lystable, which makes a software tool focused on helping businesses manage freelancers, has closed an $11 million Series A round led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ve...
05:11 am GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Kwik raises $3 million to take on Amazon Dash buttons
 Amazon Dash buttons have been gaining traction and Kwik thinks there is room for a competitor. The Tel Aviv-based startup has designed a similar product and is working with Domino’s, Budwe...
03:50 am GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Tesla Offers to Acquire SolarCity
Tesla offers to Buy Solar City for 2.7 Billion dollars, Twitter launches to App Twitter engage for Analytics, Instagram hits 500 Million Monthly Users, Twitter video gets an update, Apple kids coding ...
02:06 am GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla gets more than solar panels with offer to acquire SolarCity
 News of an offer from Tesla to acquire SolarCity came mostly unexpected to traders earlier this afternoon.In a rapid“knee-jerk” reaction, traders bid up SolarCity by 13 percent and s...
02:02 am GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch NIH grants $2.3M to development of FeverPhone, a portable disease diagnosis kit
 Quick diagnosis of bloodborne diseases can very much be a matter of life and death, but bouncing results off a hospital can take hours or days — so the NIH and Cornell University are worki...
01:48 am GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Austin police are now impounding drivers in the peer-to-peer ridesharing group
 Austin’s transportation saga just keeps getting more interesting. Last week,we wrote about a 30,000 member Facebook groupthat had formed in Austin to help facilitate ride requests in the a...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, June 22, 2016
Techcrunch Resolving homelessness in the digital era
 The explosion of tech companies setting up headquarters in major cities has encroached on the homeless population. Like San Francisco, the tech industry is growing rapidly in Seattle, and we too...
11:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch An excerpt from Eliot Pepers cyberpunk novel Cumulus
 Eliot Peper has been lauded as the heir to William Gibson’s throne. He is a writer and entrepreneur based in San Francisco and is latest book, Cumulus, has become an online hit. The energy...
10:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch A federal safety board just OKd the first CRISPR trial to genetically alter humans
 In the spring of 2015, a group of Chinese scientists modified the DNA of 54 embryos using CRISPR/Cas 9 technology. Twenty-eight of those embryos were successful, but 26 — nearly half of th...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch ISS installs networking tech that may soon connect the whole Solar System
 When you really need to get a signal in from Pluto, a direct connection isn’t always possible. Oh sure, when it’s a big project like New Horizons, you can make sure the line is clear...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch These guys built the Worlds Largest Nerf Gun and it shoots massive darts at 40 mph
 Bigger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to Nerf battles — but… well, this one wins.It’s a four foot tall recreation of the Nerf N-Strike Maverick — one of the...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Hardware Battlefield competitor Foobot wants to reduce pollution in your home
 The last weheard from AirBoxLab, the company was presenting an indoor air quality monitor called Alima in the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield at CES 2014. In the two years since that event, the ...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Columbus Ohio rumored to secure a total of $140 million in grants as the U.S. DOT Smart City winner
 The Columbus Dispatch is reporting this afternoon that Columbus OH is the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge beating out San Francisco, Austin, Portland...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Columbus, Ohio rumored to secure a total of $140 million in grants as the U.S. DOT Smart City winner
 The Columbus Dispatch is reporting this afternoon that Columbus OH is the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge beating out San Francisco, Austin, Portland...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch DFJ Growth is targeting a new, $500 million fund
 DFJ Growth, the 10-year-old growth-stage arm ofthe 30-year-old Sand Hill Road firm, is raising a new $500 million fund, suggests an SEC filing first flagged by Fortune. The timing fits the narra...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musks Tesla offers to acquire Elon Musks SolarCity for $2.8B
 The great Elon Musk empire is uniting. Today his electric car and battery company Tesla announced its offer to acquire his solar panel installation company SolarCity. Together the companies coul...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Aphex Twin commissions 12-year-old YouTuber to direct first video since 1999s Windowlicker
 If you follow your dreams, and film it, and put it on YouTube, there’s a chance Richard D. James will see it and commission you to direct the first Aphex Twin video in 17 years. That’...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch See Jane Go is bringing women-only ride hailing to the West Coast
 Earlier this spring, Safeher (the ride-hailing service formerly known as Chariot for Women) established itself in the Boston area as a safer service for women drivers and passengers. Now See Jan...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Gradifi partners with MasterCard to ease student loan debt
 Gradifi founderTim DeMello doesn’t have an outbound sales team. That’s how big the student loan problem is.When Boston based Gradifi first launched its student loan paydown plan, 456...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Gradifi partners with Radius Bank to offer MasterCard to ease student loan debt
 Gradifi founderTim DeMello doesn’t have an outbound sales team. That’s how big the student loan problem is.When Boston based Gradifi first launched its student loan paydown plan, 456...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon buys Telogis to drive deeper into the connected vehicle market
 With a lot of tech companies and automakers staking their claims in the connected car space, now there are signs that others are looking to move in, too. Today, telecoms giant Verizon announced ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch The Apple App Store graveyard
 People just don’t seem to have the same excitement lately about Apple’s App Store or the Google Play platform. The air of hopelessness that surrounds the mobile app ecosystem is obvi...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Harvard astronomer David Charbonneau wins $250,000 award for exoplanet research
 Dr. David Charbonneau, a Harvard astronomer known for multiple “firsts” in the field of exoplanet research, has been selected as one of three recipients of the Blavatnik Awards for Y...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch The Perfect Memory camera will record your entire life
 Imagine having a perfect recall and a way to auto-edit your life into exciting, fun snippets (even if your life isn’t exciting or fun.) That’s what the Perfect Memory wireless camera...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Reddits native image hosting goes (almost) site-wide
 A couple weeks back, Reddit announced that it would be providing its own image hosting solution to a handful of subreddits. The experiment appears to have been a success, because the site announ...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo Radar is a mobile travel guide with a chatbot-like assistant
 Yahoo this morning launched a new travel guide for iOS it’s calling Yahoo Radar. While the app will offer traditional travel companion type features like restaurant recommendations and det...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch With Voter Verification, Brigade Becomes A More Legitimate Platform For Political Debate
 Brigade, the political advocacyplatform backed by Sean Parker and made from the early team of Causes, has come a longer way in the last six months.Originally unveiled as a really simple way to a...
05:46 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Videolan releases VLC 2.0 for Android, adding features but reducing permissions
 VLC, the venerable and widely used multi-platform video player, received a major update on Android today, adding a number of highly requested features while managing to actually reduce the numbe...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Docker launches a new marketplace for containerized software
 At its developer conference in Seattle, Docker today announced the private beta of the Docker Store, a newmarketplace for trusted and validated dockerized software.The idea behind the store is t...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Startup Battlefield Application Deadline Extended for Disrupt SF
 Attention startuphopefuls, it’s time to stop procrastinating and apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF. Startups from across the US and around the world have until 12pmPT on July...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft expands its support for Docker containers
 Docker is hosting its developer conference in Seattle this week and showcasing the quickly growing ecosystem that has grown up around its container tools. One of the companies on stage today was...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Never leave Slack with message button bots for using Kayak, Trello, and more
 Now you can approve expenses, assign deadlines, check flights, and interact with other enterprise tools from inside Slack with its new Message Buttons. Slack is vying to become your always-open ...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch VR and stationary biking are, not surprisingly, a pretty good match
 My favorite game was, weirdly, the Pegasus. It’s amazing how willing your mind is to believe that you’re a winged horse for a few glorious moments while riding an exercise bike in a ...
04:43 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS
 Microsoft announced this morning the launch of a new mobile app forSharePoint customersaimed at bringing a company’s SharePoint-powered intranet portal and its content to users’smart...
04:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Tech industry lobbyists swept up in Guccifer 2.0 hack
 Documents publishedby a hacker using the name “Guccifer 2.0” are shedding light on ties between tech industry lobbyists and Congress. Guccifer 2.0 claims to have stolen the documents...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Postmates lowers minimum order price for monthly subscription service
 Postmates is lowering the price of its minimum order size for Postmates Plus Unlimited, the startup’s $9.99 a month subscription service. When Postmates launched the service in March, it o...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple launches coding camps for kids in its retail stores
 Apple this summer is expanding its lineup of Apple Camp sessions to include a new course that teaches childrenthe basics of coding. Aimed at children ages 8 through 12, the new 3-day session wil...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch To compete with Google, think small
 For companies serving enterprise customers, there are two ways to become a big fish: Go after other big fish or go after lots of small fish. Read More ...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch DraftKings CEO Jason Robins on the future of fantasy sports
On early Saturday morningNew York’s state assembly passed legislation legalizing daily fantasy sports throughout the state.The move was huge for the industry, as it means companies like DraftKin...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Squeezing video blood from Twitters stone
 After watching other social networks get rich off of video, Twitter’s tuning in.Brevity that inspires information density has always been what’s magical about Twitter. In 140 charact...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Here are the FAAs rules for commerical drone usage
 The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published its final operational rules for the commercial use of small drones weighingunder 55 pounds. These rules will guide the first major ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch The hidden risks of the bot explosion
 Gartner has predicted that by 2018, a full 30 percent of our interactions with technology will be through “conversations” with smart machines. Major players such as Microsoft, Facebo...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Juniqe, the European marketplace for curated art, closes 14M Series B
 Juniqe, the European marketplace for curated art, has closed 14 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is growth venture fund Highland Europe — which has been very active of late &...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung doubles down on IoT with a $1.2 billion U.S. investment
 Samsung is looking to take its relationship with the Internet of Things to the next levelwith an investment to the tune of $1.2 billion. The electronics giant’s CEO Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon announ...
02:35 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter launches a standalone analytics and engagement app for power users
 Twitter has announced a new standalone analytics app aiming to better serve its celebrity and power/marketing users, and — it surely hopes — eke out more activity on its platform in ...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Tumblr launches live video support in partnership with YouTube, YouNow and others
 Tumblr this morning announced support forlive video on its service, confirming our report from yesterday that such a move was in the works. The feature will allow Tumblr users to live stream vid...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Is business school the new design school?
 People are often surprised when they hear that I earned my master of businessadministration degree, or MBA, as a side-hobby while I was a tenured professor at MIT. Even MIT’s human resourc...
02:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise and her band of merry robots are coming to Disrupt SF
 Remember Rosie from the Jetsons? That’s what Fetch Robotics is building, but instead of dealing with housekeeping and Elroy, the robots are designed for warehouses and e-commerce fulfillme...
01:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch To drum up deals internationally, Fenox VC launches Startup World Cup with $1 million prize
 San Jose-based Fenox Venture Capital is launching aseries ofpitch competitions called the Startup World Cup, with a $1 million investment prize, in an effort to identify top entrepreneurial tale...
01:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch As Red Hat aims for $5 billion in revenue, Linux wont be only driver
 Last year Red Hat, which has been mostly known for selling Linux in the enterprise became the first$2 billionopen source company. Now it wants to be the first to $5 billion, but it might not be ...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Netatmos security camera now conveniently uploads videos to Dropbox
 Netatmo keeps improving the Netatmo Welcome, its indoor security camera, with software updates. The company just added Dropbox support so that your camera can upload videos to your private Dropb...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe brings content-aware crop, premium stock imagery and better VR support to its Creative Cloud apps
 Adobe is launching a major update to its Creative Cloud applicationstoday that includes a number of useful new features to core tools like Photoshop and introduces new features and services arou...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Burner, a service that generates temporary phone numbers, makes it easier to ghost conversations
 If you’ve ever wanted a text message conversation to simply go away, but still wanted to do it gracefully, there’s a new bot that will helpdo that for you. Burner, which helps users ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Misfit introduces a new Speedo-branded swim tracker
 Misfit is back with another swim-focused fitness device, the Speedo Shine 2, which combines all of the hardware capabilities of the Shine 2, which the Speedo-branding and swim tracking of its pr...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram doubles monthly users to 500M in 2 years, sees 300M daily
 80% of Instagram users come from outside the US, up from 75% in September, showing the popularity of pretty pictures that cross language barriers. It still has 100 million in the US, which comma...
12:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch The Basslet wearable subwoofer delivers beats and basslines directly to your body
 I first tried on a prototype of the Basslet wearable subwoofer at SXSW 2016. Built by a Berlin startup called Lofelt and headed by CEO/cofounder Daniel Bttner and CTO/cofounder Gwydion ap Dafydd...
12:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Number26 raises another $40 million for its vision for the future of banking
 Berlin-based startup Number26 just raised a $40 million Series B round led by Horizons Ventures. With 200,000 clients, Number26 wants to become a major consumer-facing bank in Europe providing a...
12:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch My Eye Spy brings every parents favorite car game to a phone near you
 I spy with my little eye… Something beginning with F! Is it Flowers? No. Fish finger sandwiches? No. A Fantastic Feast of Fun? Well, no, not quite, but almost. My Eye Spy launches today; i...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Pearl Automotives license plate cover puts a car backup camera on your phone
 Tesla may have created the notion that the tech in every car should be upgradable without buying a new car with its constant software updates — but therestill aren’t many Tesla owner...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop One plans to project Russians across Moscow
 Hyperloop One, a Los Angeles-based startup working on making Elon Musk’s crazy-fast vacuum tube transportation blueprint a reality, has agreed to partner with the Summa Group and the Russi...
11:57 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Nikesh Arora, the man tipped to become SoftBanks next CEO, resigns from the firm
 It’s a busy day at SoftBank HQ in Tokyo today. Fresh from confirming the much-anticipated sale of a majority stake in games giant Supercell, SoftBank also announced the somewhat surprise d...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Piper raises $2.1m to leverage Raspberry Pi and Minecraft to teach coding
 What’s the best tool to help teach the next generation of K-12 students how to code? If you guessed ‘Minecraft’, you’re agreeing with a $2.1m bet made by Princeton Univer...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch InVision raises $55M in Series D funding to make product design collaborative
 Collaborative prototyping and design tool InVision has raised a $55M Series D round led by IconiqCapital, the venture firm known for investingfunds forMark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, among othe...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Spaceflight Industries just raised $25 million, led by Mithril
 Spaceflight Industries, a startup whoseoverarching goal isproviding affordable, high-resolution images of earth,just raised $25 million in Series B fundingled by MithrilCapital Management.Previo...
10:41 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Tencent confirms deal to buy majority stake in Supercell from SoftBank for $8.6B
 It is finally confirmed: Tencent has announced that it has acquired a majority ownership of Supercell, the Finnish firm behind hit game Clash Of Clans, for around $8.6 billion. Read More ...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Airobotics raises $28.5M to pursue autonomous drone platforms for heavy industry
 Drones have numerous applications in security, inspection, and other major roles at industrial facilities, but in many cases manual control is still the standard. Tel Aviv-based Airobotics aims ...
07:34 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Goxip is a shoppable Instagram for fashion followers in Asia
 From a merchants perspective, Instagram, Facebook and other sites are easy ways to post photos of items you are selling in your ‘shop’, but discovery and payments are tricky issues f...
05:19 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Grab adds Alipay support to its taxi on-demand service in Southeast Asia
 Grab, the billion dollar company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, just made a move to tap into Chinese tourism after it added support for Alipay, China’s largest digital payment service. R...
04:34 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Walmart sells Yihaodian, its Chinese e-commerce marketplace, to Alibaba rival JD.com
 Walmart is partnering with China’s second largest e-commerce firm, JD.com, as it aims to take a larger bite out of the world’s most populous country. Read More ...
03:27 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Dartmouth graduated more women than men in engineering this year
 Dartmouth just became the first national research university to graduate more womenthan men in the engineering department. More women have been going into engineering in the last several years, ...
03:22 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Tumblr Launches Live Video
Tumblr is launching live video tomorrow, Daily fantasy sports are legalized in the state of New York, Microsoft Flow launches on iOS, Twitter acquires magic pony technology, Elon Musk says a Tesla Mod...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch Analog computing and biological simulations get a boost from new MIT compiler
 Life, uh, finds a way. And more often than not, that way is analog. Digital simulations of cells and systems struggle to take that into account. Analog electronic circuits are a powerful tool to...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, June 21, 2016
Techcrunch The changing trade secret and patent equilibrium
 It is no secret that trade secrets are essential to the success of many businesses. Nearly all of us are aware of examples of highly treasured trade secrets, such as the recipe for Coca-Cola, th...
11:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch A tronc is born
 The best satire is indistinguishable from the subject matter it addresses. And sometimes the subject matter is indistinguishable from satire. For the foreseeable future, the absurd rebranding of...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Former Postmates COO Peter Hazlehurst is back with his own seed-funded startup
 In April of last year, Peter Hazlehurst made news when he left his position as COO of Postmates just seven months after joining the on-demand delivery company. He said at the time he was looking...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Tripstir helps you find friends while youre traveling
 Tripstir is a new app that helps you share travel plans and tips with your friends. Think of it as a way to avoid those exasperating moments when you come back from a trip and you realize that o...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Taylor Swift and other big names join the music industrys campaign against YouTube
 The music industry ramping upits campaign against YouTube. Musicians including Katy Perry and Billy Joel sent a petition earlier this year to the US Copyright Office to amend the US Copyright Ac...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Cook to host fundraiser for Paul Ryan
 Tim Cook is scheduled to hold a fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan, just weeks after Apple reportedly pulled its support from the Republican National Convention. Cook will co-host the breakf...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch mRelief is helping ensure low-income kids get access to meals this summer
 During the school year, 22 million children in the U.S. receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunches, but during the summer, four out five of those children can no longer count on a meal ...
09:10 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch One of the industrys earliest VCs, David Morgenthaler, has passed away
 David Morgenthaler, one of the industry’s earliest venture capitalists, passed away on Friday in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, at age 96.Morgenthaler founded the firm Morgenthaler Ventu...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch VR is the future of porn, and its a creepy future indeed
 This got real weird, real fast. And not just because I was demoing the technology in the middle of the E3 floor, surrounded by fellow show-goers. It’s just— well, even after all the ...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch China beats China with worlds fastest supercomputer
 The world’s previous fastest supercomputer,Tianhe-2, has been unseated by theSunway TaihuLight.The Chinese supercomputer will be located at theNational Supercomputer Center at Wuxi. Superc...
08:33 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch More cars than phones were connected to cell service in Q1
 Millions of people in the United States have mobile phones, and we’ve had them for years. We may upgrade phones or change plans, but cell phones and plans are generally sold to people who ...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Is enterprise genomics good enough yet?
 Genomics will make the dream of targeted therapies a reality, which will have a massive health and economic impact. Yet most large life science enterprises, from pharma to providers, have yet to...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch HTC exec: exclusives are a bad idea for VR
 Last week at E3, we had a chance to speak with some of the biggest names in VR, from Oculus to Sony — but thatlist that wouldn’t be complete without some input from HTC. The smartpho...
07:14 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Flow, a tool for managing workflows, launches on iOS
 Microsoft Flow, the company’s recently launched workflow management tool, has now arrived on mobile in the form of an iOS application. Essentially adirect competitor toIFTTT, Microsoft Flo...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Alternative lenders arent going away, theyre just misunderstood
 What a difference a year makes. In 2015, Lending Club was a marketplace-lending leader with a $7 billion market cap, and the media was heralding the approaching tech-enabled lending revolution. ...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks Canvas format isnt just for ads anymore
 Facebook users can expect to start seeing more of the company’s Canvas format. For those of you who haven’t been following all of Facebook’s different ad formats, a Canvas is b...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch If Fictiv helps build it, hardware startups will come
 Building things is hard. It’s so hard that early stage capital deployed tohardware startups consistently makes up less than 3% ofventure capital investmentsaccording to the WSJ. With Ficti...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Peter Thiel was not kicked off Facebooks board
 Facebook is sticking with Peter Thiel despite the backlash against him for funding the Hulk Hogan lawsuit that financially crippled Gawker. At today’s Facebook shareholders meeting, the co...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch The Google app takes on WebMD with an intelligent symptom search
 If you’ve ever turned to the interwebs when feeling sick you mayhave started worrying you had a deathly, flesh-eating virus instead of the common cold. Google aims to eliminate some of tha...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus co-founders Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell on the state of VR
 Before Oculus, most casual observers regarded virtual reality as somewhere between science fiction and novelty, fodder for cheesy 1990s films and overpriced, underperforming tech demos. Now it&#...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Indie developers ditch controllers for real-life interactions
 If there’s one thing E3 was not short of, it was controllers. Thousands of the things! Xbox controllers, Dual Shock controllers, third party controllers, motion controllers. But at Indieca...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Peter Thiel pays tribute to Mark Zuckerberg ahead of Facebook board re-elections
 Today, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are hosting its annual shareholder meeting. As Recode noted earlier, every one ofFacebook’s board members will be up for re-election,too, includingbilli...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Tumblr to launch live video on Tuesday
 Twitter has Periscope. Amazon has Twitch. Google has YouTube’s live streaming. And Facebook has Facebook Live. Now, Tumblr is gettinginto live video, too. The company is preparing to launc...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch The Garmin vivoactive HR is the Swiss Army knife of health wearables
 There are a plethora of ways to track and improve your fitness, from a simple notebook to hiring a team of Crossfit coaches who will work your core until you scream. One of the most compact and ...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch The ZENTA wrist-wearable tracks your mental health, not just physical
 Physical wellbeing has been the focus of most wearables to date. Products such as the Apple Watch, Microsoft Band, FitBit and Jawbone all track things like movement, heartbeat etc. At the same t...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Rocketrip raises $9 million to help companies save, employees make money on business travel
 Rocketrip believes you can motivate employees to spend less on business travel by rewarding them with gift cards. For each trip, the startup establishes a “budget to beat” and helps ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Docker builds container orchestration right into its core Docker Engine
 Docker, which is hosting its sold-out developer conference in Seattle this week, today announced a major addition to its core Docker Engine. While the company previously split up many of the fea...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Apple invites developers to test the new App Store Search Ads
 Over the weekend, Apple began inviting developers to beta test the App Store’s new Search Ads. Announced in advance of the company’s 2016 Worldwide Developer Conference this month, S...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Huaweis MateBook tablet is up for pre-order in the US, shipping July 11th
 We’re here 102 floors above Manhattan at One World Trade (for some reason) to commemorate the US launch of Huawei’s MateBook tablet. The two-in-one, which was shown off at Mobile Wor...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Confirmed: Dell sells software division to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management
 TechCrunch has confirmed thatFrancisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to acquireDell’s software division.Elliott Management, Francisco Partners and Dell issueda joint press re...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Ignorance almost killed our best shot at EMR interoperability
 U.S. healthcare patients just dodged a bullet. In late May, misconceptions about APIs nearly led to the Joint Health IT Committee shooting down our best chance of universal electronic health rec...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk says the Model S can float well enough to be a boat
 The story goes that last week, a Tesla Model S drove through a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan. It’s not clear in the video below if the car was actually floating, but that didn’t stop ...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbits newest feature reminds you to go to bed
 Sleep is an important part of your overall health and wellbeing, which is why Fitbit this morning is rolling out a new feature that will helpyou establish a more consistent sleep routine as well...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter pays up to $150M for Magic Pony Technology, which uses neural networks to improve images
 Twitter today is taking another step to build upits machine learning muscle, and also potentially to improve how it deliversphotos and videos across its apps: the company is acquiring Magic Pony...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix alternative Mubi cancels plan to launch localized service in China
 Mubi, an alternative take on Netflix, has scrapped plans to launch a local version of its streaming service in China. Read More ...
12:58 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Kelloggs creates a new fund, 1894, to back food and related startups
 Instead of two scoops, here’s one big one– the Kellogg Company is launching a corporate venture arm called Eighteen94 Capital (1894) to invest in food and food-related tech startups....
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Benchmarks Andy Rachleff on what separates a good board from a great board
 A good director combines vision, intellectual honesty, and humility to help guide a startup through every stage of its development. Read More ...
11:58 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Flybridge adds a General Partner in NYC, WeWork Labs cofounder Jesse Middleton
 A Boston-based venture fund, Flybridge Capital Partners, is ramping up its presence in New York City, bringing on WeWork Labs’ cofounder Jesse Middleton as a full-time General Partner ther...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Moving past on-demand, Paintzen launches DIY tools, instructional content
 Paintzen started out in early 2013 as an on-demand app to book professional painters for homes, stores and offices. Today, the company started catering to the D.I.Y. market, specifically selling...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Trooly is using machine learning to judge trustworthiness from digital footprints
 Trust greases the wheels of the sharing economy, paving the way for transactions to take place between total strangers. But figuring out who is trustworthy and who is not remains a sticky bottle...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Industry Ventures raises $700 million to buy secondary shares
 Industry Ventures, one of the largest buyers of secondary shares, has raised about $700 million to purchase more equity from VCs, hedge funds, startup employees and others. About $500 million is...
10:35 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Keep an eye on Norway: Its startup scene is about to go huge
 When I headed back to Norway to take a deep dive into its startup scene, I have to admit my expectations weren’t that high. Completely unfounded: In just a few short years, it has gone fro...
10:11 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch UK surveillance bill under fire as data security risk
 A 2015 data breach of UK ISP TalkTalk should serve as a warning to the government that its proposed new surveillance legislation risks creating vulnerable pools of data that could be exploited b...
09:27 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch The TC Meetup Pitch-off in Tel Aviv goes down in two days!
 TechCrunch is finally in Tel Aviv, and we can’t be more excited to be here. And it seems like the folks here in Israel are pretty excited about it, too. We’ve entirely sold out of ti...
08:30 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch After oil, Norway looks to startups for economic growth
 Politicians responding to the oil troubles are heeding calls for a new way forward, centered around startups. And the efforts to foster a new approach are led by an ambitious ex-business exec, t...
06:54 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Join us at TechCrunch Shanghai 2016 next week
 TechCrunch returns to Shanghai next week! We are hosting our latest event in China, in association with our local partner Technode, from Monday June 27 until Wednesday June 29 at the West Bund A...
06:30 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Workspace utilisation and scheduling software Condeco scores $30M led by Highland Europe
 Highland Europe’s new 332 million fund promised to help fill the 10-30 million ‘growth gap’, and, true to its word, the VC firm’s latest invest sees it lead a 27 million ...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch Frances Convargo wants to connect shippers with truckers
 A new startup from one of the founders of Rocket Internet’s beauty and wellness marketplace Vaniday is de-cloaking today. Convargo, launching in France, is the latest attempt to bring Uber...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, June 20, 2016
Techcrunch The next wave in software is open adoption software
 There’s a big shift happening in how enterprises buy and deploy software. In the last few years, open technology — software that is open to change and free to adopt — has gone ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch IndefenseoftheUber-izationofeverything
 I recently posted on Facebook a short rant about digital transformation for established enterprises. The skinny is that there are endless amounts of why and barely no opining on the what or how ...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch Why a global threat sharing program is vital to protect global infrastructure
 We live in a time where the global sharing of threat intelligence is not only possible; it’s vital to the security of our global infrastructure, and thepublic and private sectors have been...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: Candidate Erin Schrode harnesses tech and positivity for a new political generation
 Schrode’s campaign to become the youngest representative in Congress really caught fire on social media. Read More ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch Financial technology matures as government steps in
 You would be hard pressed to read the news and not know that fintech is seemingly at a crossroads. Indeed, some are already declaring financial technology dead as a space for the near-term. Not ...
04:04 pm GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch Blue Origin launches, lands the same rocket for the fourth time
 Blue Origin has successfully completed the fourth launch and landing of their New Shepard rocket and crew capsule. With another nominalflight test, Jeff Bezos’ rocket company is marching t...
03:46 pm GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch London-based Thriva offers a home finger-prick blood test to quantify your bad self
 When the ‘quantified self’ involves stabbing your little finger with a sharp object and collecting the resulting blood, it feels like the real deal. Enter Seedcamp-backed Thriva, a n...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch Startup spending guide: When freebies will do
 This is the second installment in the Startup Spending Guide series, where we are exploring how early-stage startups should spend their non-payroll money. In the first installment we enumerated ...
02:30 pm GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch Signs point to a contraction, but no ones bursting venture capitals bubble
 Regardless of the economic climate, the real job of any investor is to help entrepreneurs build meaningful companies and technologies. The best investors that we know don’t try to time the...
11:30 am GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch No man is an island, which is why Londons tech community needs Europe
 The EU is not the problem. The EU has shown that it can stand up to corporate giants like Google and Microsoft much better than our own government. They’ve stood up to big TelCo’s, ...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the agenda for the TechCrunch Meetup in Tel Aviv
 It’s happening. The TechCrunch team landed in Tel Aviv and we’re in the starting blocks for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv on Wednesday June 22. And it’s going t...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch For more diversity in the workplace, start with technical roles
 The lack of diversity in terms of gender, race, ethnicity and age is well documented in the technology industry. Public data shared by major tech employers show that women only represent 25 to 4...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, June 19, 2016
Techcrunch VR skateboarding at E3
 I’ve been skateboarding for longer than I care mention, and I still had to hold onto the damn railings. I’m going to blame it on the screwy sense of orientation one experiences in vi...
11:29 pm GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch Contact CIs Exotendon system brings touch to VR
 Sometimes the coolest demos at a convention aretucked away in the back corners, farfrom the bright lights and big booths industry stalwarts. One of the hidden gems of this year’s E3 arrive...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch Will the next Siri be empathetic?
 Humans have forever personified their technologies. We engage emotionally, have expectations and establish a trust-based association with our technology. Technologies that are truly important to...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch Flipping the office telepresence model
 What if I told you that you could visit three continents in one day without leaving your office and truly feel like you were there in person? That you could move down a hallway or across a stage...
05:32 pm GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: M & A
 The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, June 17, 2016. You’d think, and John Borthwick did, that this Gang would be all ...
04:26 pm GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch New York has passed a bill legalizing daily fantasy sports
 Early this morning, on the last day of the current session, The New York Assembly passed legislation legalizing daily fantasy sports throughout the state ofNew York. While the bill still needs t...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch As the smartphone wars reheat, the threat of chilling innovation looms
 Bill Gates recently penned an open letter to the 2016 presidential candidates, imploring them to support something he hopes “every candidate will agree on in November: America’s unpa...
01:48 pm GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch Only in Norway: Fish food company wins startup pitch competition
 Imagine for a moment that you are a tech journalist. You’re traveling to Norway, a country dear to your heart, and you really want to come back reporting positive news about the startup sc...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch Learn deeply, but baby, dont fear the Skynet
 Who’s afraid of AlphaGo? Everyone who’s anyone, you might think. Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking have all expressed concern about the “existential threat” of A...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Apple ordered to Stop Selling iPhone in China
Apple is ordered by a Beijing court to stop seeling iPhones in the city, New York State senate passes bill to halt short term rentals in the city, facebook hires former professional gamer Snoopeh, Ind...
01:07 am GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch NASAs new X-plane and the future of electric aircraft
 The world is on a quest to create cleaner, quieter airplanes that could replace the fuel-guzzling, roaring commercialaircraftin use today.NASA is leading much of the research and development eff...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch Examining the cybersecurity landscape of utilities and control systems
 According to a federal indictment announced March 24, 2016, seven attackers with links to the Iranian government executed cyberattacks against dozens of banks from 2011 to 2013. Public announcem...
12:12 am GMT - Sat, June 18, 2016
Techcrunch DIRTTs ICEreality puts VR to use for interior, office design
   A manufacturer of custom prefabricated elements to be built into offices and other work spaces, DIRTT Environmental Solutionsis the latest corporation to adopt virtual reality for the ent...
09:47 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Department of Defense expanding Hack the Pentagon program
 Wanna hack the military? The Department of Defense is starting to give hackers more opportunities to test its systems without the threat of prosecution.The department announced today that it is ...
09:14 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat funds Real Life internet magazine examining tech and modern life
 If you’ve been aching for some high-minded chatter on the topic of how we, as social animals living in a postmodern society, interact with and are affected by social media and technology, ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Startups and immigration: Myths, lies and half-truths
 Immigrants play a significant role in job creation, entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem in the U.S. However, the U.S. has a strict immigration policy and has yet to pass the bill for the ...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch
 Gillmor Gang – Keith Teare, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session 12:30pmPT.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor Gang’s Facebook pa...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 06.17.16
 Gillmor Gang – Keith Teare, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session 12:30pmPT.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor Gang’s Facebook pa...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 06.17.16
 Gillmor Gang – Keith Teare, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session 12:30pmPT.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor Gang’s Facebook pa...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch HeyMarket, mobile CRM for text messaging, stops you from drunk texting your customers
 Like most stories worth telling, this one begins with bad time management.The day I was set to fly out to San Francisco, I was on the road with a friend driving to Chapel Hill from Chicago. By t...
07:33 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo talks mobile gaming, VR and its future at E3
 Nintendo has never been afraid to go against the grain of prevailing industry trends. In fact, the refusal to follow the pack has become a defining aspect of the gaming giant’s business st...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch New York State Senate passes anti-Airbnb bill
 The New York State Senate has passeda bill that would make it illegal to advertiseshort-term rentals (less than 30 days) for entire homes on Airbnb.Earlier today, the State Assembly passed the b...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 This week, Microsoft bought up LinkedIn, Apple’s WWDC took place and the E3 gaming trade show had the tech world talking. These are the stories you don’t want to miss this week. Read...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft Accelerators Tel Aviv Demo Day here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel AvivDemo Day this Tuesday, June 21ststarting at 5:30pm IDT, 7:30am PST. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to s...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson on becoming the Sub Pop for games
 “Doom was made by six dudes in six months. And that’s where we are again — it’s come full circle.” That’s Mike Wilson, the founder of Devolver Digital, a game...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Favor shutters service in five big cities, focuses on second-tier markets
 Favor, the Postmates-esque on-demand logistics company that launched out of Austin in 2013, has today announced that it will shutter service in five U.S. cities: Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, ...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Tablo launches its live TV and DVR app for Apple TV
 Looking to cut the cord and have a new Apple TV? A new app from Tablo can help. Launching shortlyfor Apple TV 4th generation devices — the new modelsthatinclude access to the Apple TV App ...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Talking Kleiner 3.0 with Eric Feng, its new head of consumer investing
 Kleiner Perkins has been through the wringer sincego-go dot com days of the late ‘90s.After making a bundle on Google, the storied venture firm raised too much moneyfrom investors and grew...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Talking Kleiner 3.0 with Eric Feng, its new consumer investing partner
 Kleiner Perkins has been through the wringer sincethe go-go dot-com days of the late 1990s.After making a bundle on Google, the storied venture firm raised too much moneyfrom investors and grew ...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Dominos backs out of free pizza promotion with T-Mobile due to higher-than-expected demand
 T-Mobile’s latest “un-carrier” move – an attempt to rewards its customers with freebies offered via an app called T-Mobile Tuesdays – has been just a bit too popula...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch The evolution of the mobile payment
 It’s anticipated that there will be more than 4.8 billion individuals using a mobile phone by the end of 2016. Because of this enormous growth, we can expect to see the mobile payments ind...
01:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Apple ordered to stop selling two iPhone models in China
 A Beijingcourt has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the city, having ruled that the phone’s design is too similar to a Chinese brand. The infringement claims were b...
01:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Apple ordered to stop selling two iPhone models in China [Updated]
 A Beijingcourt has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the city, having ruled that the phone’s design is too similar to a Chinese brand. The infringement claims were b...
12:31 pm GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch The Europas Awards 2016 honored the best tech startups in Europe
 This week The Europas Startup Conference and Awards — the new type of tech event devised in partnership with Techcrunch and myself – honored The Best Tech Startups in Europe. You can...
11:30 am GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Reminder: Get your applications in for our Berlin Meet Up Pitch Off!
 TechCrunch will be heading to Berlin next month for a Meet Up + Pitch up taking place in the evening of July 14 — but applications to pitch at the event close on June 23 so startups this i...
11:30 am GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Reminder: Get your applications in for our Berlin Meetup Pitch Off!
 TechCrunch will be heading to Berlin next month for a Meetup + Pitch-Off taking place the evening of July 14. Applications to pitch at the event close on June 23 — so startups, this is you...
10:23 am GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Shimon Peres to speak at the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup and Pitch-off
 Shimon Peres, the Ninth President of the State of Israel, will address the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup and Pitch-off next week. President Peres has famously extolled the benefits of technology an...
09:58 am GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch He wrote about clickbait but what happened next will stun you
 As we roll merrily into the future of media it’s time to define some terms. I spoke to a number of folks over the past few weeks about the Gawker case as well as the future of journalism a...
08:48 am GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Indias ClearTax raises $12M to expand into new financial services
 ClearTax, which helps Indians file their tax returns online with minimum stress, is on a roll this year. The Bengaluru-based company, which graduated Y Combinator two years ago, announced a $12 ...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch PinMeTo lets national brands automate updates to local Facebook pages
 Malm, Sweden-based PinMeTo is a location marketing platform launching a nifty new feature today that aims to make it infinitely easier for major brands to maintain a local presence on Facebook b...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Magic Leap Brings Star Wars to Life
Zeiss releases a premium Google cardboard product, Magic leap partners with Lucas Film to bring the star wars universe to life, Bitcoin Spikes pretty big this week and overall for the year, Microsoft ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Why most of Londons tech sector believes Brexit will prove a disaster
 A decision over the U.K.’s future membership in the European Union is now just days away, with latest polls indicating a race to the wire. In London’s tech and startup sector, howeve...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, June 17, 2016
Techcrunch Gravitational waves have been detected for the second time in history
 For the second time in history, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves. And just like that, a new era of astronomyis underway. Like the first gravitational wave detected, scientis...
10:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Peer-to-peer dress rental startup Curtsy lets you rent out your wardrobe
 Consider yourself stylish? Those with good taste and a wardrobe to match could find themselves getting richer for it with a new peer-to-peer clothing rental platform from Y Combinator’s la...
10:40 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Liftoff delivers personalized ads that are designed to drive actions, not installs
 Mobile marketing startup Liftoff pitches itself as a way for mobile advertisers to focus on what really matters — not installs, but rather purchases and other actions that result in revenu...
09:57 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb launches campaign to ease registration requirements for SF hosts
 Airbnb is fighting back against new legislation in San Francisco that aims to hold the short-term rental company accountable for ensuring its hosts register with the city. The law, finalized on ...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Heads up Twitch, Facebook just hired gamer Snoopeh for its eSports division
 459,000 years. That’s how long Twitch users spent watching other people play video games last year, and Facebook wants a piece of the pie. It might sound weird, but eSports are wildly popu...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Heads up Twitch, Facebook just hired gamer Snoopeh for its e-sports division
 459,000 years. That’s how long Twitch users spent watching other people play video games last year, and Facebook wants a piece of the pie. It might sound weird, but e-sports are wildly pop...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Review: ExoLens Zeiss iPhone lenses turns your phone into a full-fledged camera
 Anyone even remotely interested in cameras knows that Zeiss lenses are the gold standard.But the 170-year-old company’s lenses can cost thousands of dollars each, making them pretty inacce...
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Zeiss made a really premium Google Cardboard headset
 Google Cardboard’s biggest appeal has always been its accessibility. Heck, they send the headsets out with the newspaper. Zeiss is taking things in a different direction with the One Plus ...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch A device called the Remo spots a market for automating wall mount air conditioners
 I’m usually cautious about Kickstarter campaigns, but when the data looks right I’m encouraged to peerdeeper. Haruumi Shiode reached out to me with his CleanTech concept for a produc...
08:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Alienware is also working on one of those VR backpacks
 It’ll probably come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following gaming of late, but Alienware’s looking to join the likes of HP and MSI with the release of a VR backpack of i...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Beamery raises $2 million to help recruiters identify and draw in talent, instead of waiting for applicants
 London-based startup Beamery, formerly known as Seed.Jobs, has raised $2 million in a seed round from Edenred Capital Partners and Grupa Pracuj, a human resources tech firm. Beamery makes softwa...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Razers VR headset is designed for developers
 The OSVR HDK2 was arguably Razer’s biggest E3 unveiling this year – but it was also kind of besides the point. Like Google’s Daydream announcement a few weeksback, this is a re...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Liability in the coming age of autonomous autos
 While we are many years away from an autonomous utopia, where cars pick us up and drive us where we need to go without a human at the wheel, we are seeing the first steps toward self-driving car...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Black Caucus urges Airbnb to take reports of racism seriously
 Airbnb has been under fire recently for some bad, racist behavior by hosts on its platform.Now, the Congressional Black Caucus is urging Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky to take further action in address...
06:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch 11 of the coolest video game trailers from E3
 We’ve been focused on VR and non-traditional gaming here at E3 this year, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been walking around with our eyes closed. But you might not have been payi...
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Crowdsourced data can teach your phone to follow your eyes
 Eye tracking has always been a tough problem. Multi-camera solutions existed in order to sense the position of the eyes in 3D space but in general watching where your peepers pointed was too har...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Meet Domgy, an AI pet robot from Beijing startup ROOBO
 ROOBO, a fast-growing hardware and AI startup headquartered in Beijing, today unveiled a prototype of its newest product, a “pet robot” called Domgy. For the unfamiliar, ROOBO is the...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch At Founders Forum Policy, pitches and Prince William
 Today Prince William exhorted tech leaders to do something about cyber-bullying at the Founders Forum conference in London. Representatives from Google, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat listened t...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Talking to Uber about the three pillars of its API platform
 We believe three pillars are necessary for any developer platform: utility, revenue, and distribution. Read More ...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch This is your last chance to buy tickets to the Seattle Meetup Pitch-off
 Dear Seattle, We’ve arrived. We have our pitch-off companies in a row, and our judges are locked and loaded. All we need now is you. We’ll be hanging out at the ShowBox SoDo from 6pm...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Bitcoin is being Bitcoin and spiking 30% this week and 200% this year
 It feelslike we only hear about Bitcoin when the price is either tanking or skyrocketing. And, since it’s currently skyrocketing, let’s talk about Bitcoin! As of writing, Bitcoin is ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch How data thieves hook victims and how to beat them
 Say what you will about the thieves who ply their trade in the digital realm, you can’t deny they put in a hard day’s work. After all, according to Verizon’s just-released 2016...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Samsungs Galaxy S7 Active is ready to razzle dazzle
 Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have impressed us before, so half the Active’s job is already done, since it shares most of the core specs from the originals. Read More ...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Get your Startup Battlefield application in now
 Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open.We’re looking for badassearly-stagestartups to debut on stage in front of top investors and a massive audience. This com...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Experimental Firefox feature lets you use multiple identities while surfing the web
 Mozilla’s Firefox browser is getting a new experimental feature today that aims to help you segregateyour different online identities and allow you to sign in into multiple mail or social ...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch eBay hired Ubers global head of diversity and inclusion
 eBay recently hired Damien Hooper-Campbell, Uber’s now-former head of diversity and inclusion as its first-ever chief diversity officer. Hooper-Campbell will report to eBay SVP of Human Re...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Intel Capital invests additional $4 million in a buggy smart cup
 Remember the time I tried out that Pryme Vessel smart cup to track my water intake and hydration? Remember how the bluetooth connectivity was terrible, and I had toresetthe cup several times a d...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Intel Capital invests additional funding in a buggy smart cup
 Remember the time I tried out that Pryme Vessel smart cup to track my water intake and hydration? Remember how the Bluetooth connectivity was terrible, and I had toresetthe cup several times a d...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Collective closes $34M with adtech reporting solution
 Collective is announcing today that it has closed a $34M growth roundled by Columbia Partners with participation from Accel Partners, Greycroft and iNovia. The company has raised close to $100M ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch ContainerXs container management platform caters to both Linux and Windows shops
 Whenit comes to choosing a container management platform, you’re spoiled for choice these days. If youwant an out-of-the-box multi-tenant platform that supports both Linux and Windows, tho...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google opens a Research Center in Europe
 Google announced this morning it’s opening a dedicated machine learning research center in Europe, which will be based in itsZurich office. The center will focus on the development of prod...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch ShipBob raises $4 million to help small retailers ship goods like Amazon Prime
 Small businesses that sell physical goods online are struggling to delight customers and fulfill orders in an era where Amazon Prime sets an expectation for affordable, same- or next-day deliver...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Magic Leap partners with Lucasfilm to experiment with mixed reality storytelling
 Magic Leapwants you to hang out with droids. Today, the mixed reality company announced a partnership with Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB to work on creating and researching ways of telling stories in mi...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Meet Box Island, a new iOS game that aims to teach kids the fundamentals of code
 Two years in the making — so long before the public outing of Apple’s Swift Playgrounds — Box Island is a new iOS game that promises to teach young kids the fundamentals of cod...
03:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch IBMs Watson makes a move into self-driving cars with Olli, a minibus from Local Motors
 IBM today took the wraps off its first big foray into the world of self-driving cars, not as the driver of them, but as the brain behind making your self-driving journey a little more interestin...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Github accounts targeted in password reuse attack
 Following a massive cache of LinkedIn passwords being dumped online last month, users of another online service — Github — have become the latest target of a password reuse attack as...
02:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft buys Wand Labs to add more natural language tech to messaging apps and bots
 Microsoft, hot on the heels of the news that it is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, has announced yet another acquisition, this time in the area of natural language and artificialintelligence:...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch TextMe and Aquto partner to offer wireless data as currency
 Communication service TextMe is partnering with sponsored wireless data rewards company Aquto to offer a new data loyalty program to TextMe users. According to TextMe’s Chief Revenue Offic...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Lumas home WiFi boosting system goes up for sale, will hit Best Buy stores in July
 Been a long time coming, but Luma’s finally ready to start shipping units to eager early adopters of the hardware startup’s home WiFi system. The routers, which have been up for pre-...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Neural networks: Artificial intelligence and our future
 Imagine yourself a passenger in a futuristic self-driving car. Instead of programming its navigation system, the car interacts with you in a near-human way to understand your desired destination...
01:52 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook rolls out a new look for Messenger
 Following this week’s news that Messenger for Android users can now use the app for SMS, Facebook announced this morning a new look for its mobile messaging app that aims to offer more tha...
01:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv
 June 22 is right around the corner and I have a hard time realizing it’s coming so quickly. That’s right, on June 22, we’re hosting a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Fixico lets motorists snap photos to get quotes for cosmetic car repairs
 Dutch startup Fixico is using the smartphone’s ubiquity to power a platform that connects car owners whose car has suffered cosmetic damage to bodywork repair shops that can polish out the...
12:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Why Ubers Chinese nemesis Didi Chuxing just raised $7 billion more
 Sometimes the world of tech news makes you sit back in disbelief and wonder what can happen next. There was once a time, long in the past, when Uber raising a billion dollars in funding stood ou...
11:44 am GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch BlackRock is the latest Uber investor to back its fierce Chinese rival Didi Chuxing
 China Life, Asia’s largest insurance firm, isn’t the only Uber investor to double dip and put money into its Chinese rival Didi via its blockbuster $7.2 billion round announced this ...
11:36 am GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Private equity strikes again with $130M LogicMonitor investment
 Private equity firms have certainly been flexing their muscles this year, whether Thomas Bravo snagging Qlik for $3 billion or Vista Equity Partners grabbing Marketo for 1.9 billion and Ping Ide...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Hello begins selling its bedside sleep tracker, Sense, internationally
 Sense, a small sleep trackerthat sits by your bed that looks to help improve sleep behavior, will now be for sale in international markets as the company gears up for the holiday shopping season...
04:29 am GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung will acquire cloud-computing company Joyent
 Samsung Electronics announced today that it has agreed to acquire cloud-computing company Joyent. In a statement, the Korean tech giant said that the transaction (its financial terms were undisc...
04:04 am GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Bumble Partnering with Spotify
Traffic ticket fighting App Fixed acquired by law firm, Facebook suicide prevention tools are now worldwide, iOS apps are switching to HTTPS connections, Spotify and Bumble partner up, A new FB messen...
03:17 am GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Despite troubled online lending market, Payoff raises a big new round
 Payoff, a 7.5-year-old Costa Mesa, Ca., startup that makes loans for people looking to pay off credit card debt, has just raised a bunch of money and it’s looking to raise even more. Accor...
02:49 am GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Didi Chuxing completes $7.3B financing round that includes Apples $1B investment
 Didi Chuxing, the largest ride-hailing app in China, confirmed today that it has closed a $7.3 billion financing round that includes its recent investments from Apple and China Life. The news wa...
01:06 am GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Good VR is great and bad VR is abysmal
 I don’t want VR to be boring. It’s strange to think that something so futuristic and promising, something we’ve looked forward to for decades, could be boring, but I can’...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch Marketing tech company Performance Horizon raises $15.4M
 Performance Horizon, a company aiming to help advertisers manage their relationships with marketing partners, is announcing that it has raised $15.4 million in Series C funding. The company says...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, June 16, 2016
Techcrunch How do you truly secure the connected car?
 We’ve become accustomed to staying connected whenever and wherever we are. All this connectivity is great, but it has also blinded us to the associated risks of being online at all times. ...
11:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch FBI built a massive facial recognition database without proper oversight
 The FBI steadily, stealthily compiled a massive facial recognition database without oversight and in disregard of federal law, according to a report released today by the Government Accountabili...
11:33 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch The Apple Watch needs an OK button
 The Apple Watch needs an action button. Something to allow you to confirm, acknowledge, activate and navigate using a physical press. There’s even a button right there, on the side, waitin...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch HTCs Mixed Reality demo shows onlookers what its like to experience VR
 In these earliest days of commercial viability, virtual reality is running up against the same wall as so many technologies before it: how does a company translate it for the majority of consume...
10:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Skillz is the biggest e-sports company gamers have never heard of
 The very mention of e-sports tends to conjure up titles like Bethesda’s Quake, the arena shooter, or Valve’s Dota 2 and Riot’s League of Legends, both arena battle games, which...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Hoodline launches Neighborhood Kits that package local news and data for real estate agents
 After building out an editorial team focused on using data to cover San Francisco’s neighborhood news, Hoodline CEO Andrew Dudley said the startup has begun to explore new ways to make mon...
09:49 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Uber settles on $7.5 million in background checks lawsuit
 In what is the latest in a growing number of legal troubles for the ridesharing giant, Uber has agreed to pay a group of San Francisco drivers $7.5 million in fees involving background checks. T...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Sony discusses its virtual reality play in a market full of like-minded headsets
 Between Oculus, HTC, Samsung and a slew of smaller hardware manufacturers, 2016 is the year that VR presence played out like a hockey stick graph at E3. To say it’s the story of the show i...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft makes some moves to lift Dynamics CRM marketshare
 Microsoft has been searchingfor ways to strengthenits flagging Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM)tool, and it made a couple of moves this week (one quite significant) with an eye to...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunch has gone HTTPS
 The Newstweek is a small device that plugs into a wall outlet and allows you to modify the contents of news sites for readers using public Wi-Fi networks without their awareness. According to th...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch What are leveraged loans and why does Uber want one?
 Uber, fresh off $3.5 billion from the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, is in talks to close another $1-2 billion in the form of leveraged loans.Over the last 24 hours, the term “levera...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Blavitys Morgan DeBaun is speaking at Disrupt SF 2016
 Blavity is the bee’s knees — the cream of the crop media platform and community for black millennials in the digital age. Founded by Morgan DeBaun and Aaron Samuels, Blavity ultimate...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Boom, bubble or bust for fintech?
 The term “fintech” has become all the rage; investors and media can’t stop talking about it. Many people also have been talking about the “bubble” in the tech indus...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Fixed, the app that helps you fight tickets, gets acquired by a law firm
 Sometimesthe government, not the startup, wins. Case in point: Fixed, the companythat began as a tool to help drivers fight their parking tickets through theuse technology, has been acquired. Fi...
07:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Confident Cannabis is the stock exchange of weed
 Step 1: Build software for pot labs. Step 2: Find out who has the strongest herb. Step 3: Create a marijuana marketplace connecting dispensaries with the best growers. That’s the plan that...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Astronomers just discovered a huge planet orbiting two suns
 Tatooine, is that you?A team of astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and San Diego State University hasdiscovered a new exoplanet that orbits around two stars. What’s ...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest acquires the team behind Fleksy, a custom iOS and Android keyboard
 We haven’t heard much from Fleksy — one of a number of custom keyboards for Android and iOS — lately, and it seems we may have an answer why: It’s been acquired by Pinter...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch How to play Facebook Messengers new super addictive (and hidden!) soccer game
 Remember that basketball mini game easter egg that got tucked into Facebook Messenger back in March? There’s a new one hidden in there now. This time around, it’s soccer. It’s ...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches Android N Developer Preview 4
 Google today released the fourth preview of Android N, the next — and as yet unnamed — version of its mobile operating system. As far as we can tell, the new previewdoes not include ...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Your iOS 10 notifications will be a lot more useful and relevant. And gifs!
 At its Worldwide Developer Conference this week, Apple is releasing a bunch of updates to notifications and the way that developers are able to present them to the user in iOS 10. They’re ...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pokemon Go could be released by the end of July, Go Plus accessory to cost $35
 We already know a good amount about Pokmon Go — the crazy, augmented reality Pokmon game for iOS/Android built by the team behind Ingress. Hell, I’ve played it! But one thing is stil...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch When drones go pro
 As drone pilots step out of isolated hobbyist groups and into the spotlight, many are asking themselves the same question: What will it take to make drone racing a sport acknowledged and embrace...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the judges for the TC Pitch-off in Seattle
 One down, one to go. We’re headed from a successful pitch-off in Austin to a surely successful pitch-off in Seattle. Ten startups will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a pan...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch The Sacramento Kings just unveiled their new jerseys in VR
 Even though they’re still in Oakland, the Golden State Warriors have essentially become the de facto NBA team of Silicon Valley. But it won’t stay that way for long, at least if the ...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Evie brings instant search to Android
 Most smartphone users download zero apps per month, and only tend to use around a half-dozen of their installed apps on a regular basis. Meanwhile, there are millions of native applications avai...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX launches two communications satellites, but crash lands booster on drone ship
 The SpaceX Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida this morning at 10:29 am ET carrying two communication satellites to Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). Shortly after launch, the Falco...
04:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch AcadGild brings its coding classes to the US
 If you want to learn how to program, you’re spoiled for options these days. You can opt to go at your own pace with the likes of Codecademy, try free and paid MOOCs, or sign upfor in-perso...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch References in macOS Sierra hint at MacBook Pro with Touch ID sensor and OLED mini screen
 Rumor has it that Apple has been working on an ambitious update for the MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro will feature the new Intel Skylake processors as well as a brand new design with a couple...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pews 2016 news media report is a tough read for journalism
 The Pew Research Center’s latest annual State of the News Media report underlines how successful technology giants continue to be at creaming off digital ad profits, even as traditional ne...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Nanit knows more about how your baby sleeps than you do
 What if a simple camera capturingdata for machine learning could tell you the threat levelof an individual approaching a fence. What if the same combination of camera and computer could classify...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Indian streaming firm Saavn lands investment from U.S. music mogul Guy Oseary
 Saavn, the music streaming service we’ve likened to ‘India’s Spotify’ in the past, has just landed a notable strategic investor that could help it unlock more artists and...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch This leather wallet has a built-in battery to charge your iPhone
 If you have an iPhone other than the6 Plus or 6S Plus, chances are that you run out of battery pretty frequently. In a world where background updates, location tracking, and 24/7 bluetooth const...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Safari puts yet another nail in Flashs coffin, again
 Adobe Flash needs to die. And it’s starting to look like 2016 might be Flash’s last year. Starting with macOS Sierra, Apple will disable the Flash plugin by default if you ever insta...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Safari puts yet another nail in Flashs coffin
 Adobe Flash needs to die. And it’s starting to look like 2016 might be Flash’s last year. Starting with macOS Sierra, Apple will disable the Flash plugin by default if you ever insta...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch YouTubes new Director tools allow small businesses to create video ads on their phones
 YouTube is launching a new suite of products for advertisers under the umbrella name of YouTube Director. Collectively, these products are supposed to make it easier for businesses (particularly...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Modernizing our voting procedures to reflect 21st century realities
 In 2012’s presidential election, fewer than six in 10 Americans eligible to vote came out to perform their civic duty. What’s more, in 2014’s midterms, that number dropped to a...
02:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix finally gets picture-in-picture support on iPad
 It’s taken quite some time, but Netflix has finally released a version of its application for iOS that takes advantage of the picture-in-picture feature introduced last year with the debut...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Uber launches Payment Rewards with Capital One, where users get their 10th ride free
 Uber has something in common with credit card companies: both businesses face a lot of competition from nearly identicalservices when it comes to attracting and keeping customers using them. Ina...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy will fund alumni-founded startups
 Coding bootcamps have proliferated in recent years in the U.S. One of them, Fullstack Academy, today announced a commitment to invest in promising startups founded by their alumni.According to F...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch FirstMark Capital raises $480 million in new early stage, growth funds
 FirstMark Capital, the investment firm behind companies like Pinterest, Shopify, Riot Games, InVision, Tapad, Schoology, has today announced $480 million in new funds.This money will be split be...
01:52 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Sapho, maker of single-purpose enterprise micro apps, raises $9.5M led by Alsop Louie
 We are in the middle of a major wave of startups building software to improve workplace productivity; now a company focused on making legacy enterprise apps more useful (and used) is picking up ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Leonardo DiCaprio, Barry Sternlicht back Qloo, a cultural recommendation engine
 Qloo Inc. closed a $4.5 million Series A round of venture funding to support the growth of its cultural recommendation engine. Investors included: Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio; ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Bumble is partnering with Spotify so you can swipe based on someones favorite music
 Bumble, the fast growing female-led dating app, is partnering with Spotify. Bumble users will soon have the option of connectingtheir dating profile to their Spotify account so it can include th...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Maps will remember where you parked your car
 Apple has yet to confirm rumors it’s building a car but it is aiming to make drivers’ lives a little easier thanks to a new feature coming to Apple Maps in iOS 10 which will help peo...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the startups pitching at the Tel Aviv Meetup
 In less than a week, TechCrunch is hitting the road and coming to Tel Aviv for a good old Meetup + Pitch-Off on June 22. In addition to a few on-stage interviews, you’ll get to see ten com...
12:23 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Lumus secures $15 million to expand their augmented reality optical display capabilities
 Lumus—makers of transparent near-to-eye displays for augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR)—announced this morning that they have secured $15 million in a Series B round, led ...
12:13 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch The Apple TV finally has a chance to be a gaming platform
   Immersive games require a serious controller and the Apple TV Siri Remote is not a serious controller. Yet until recently Apple required game developers to fully support the Siri Rem...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Mahlman, head of AOLs publisher tools, takes charge of the companys ad-tech business too
 AOL executive Tim Mahlman is getting a promotion. The titles might not sound all that different — Mahlman was previously AOL’s president of publisher platforms, and now he’s pr...
11:52 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Spendesk makes expenses and company cards suck less
 Meet Spendesk, a new eFounders-backed startup that wants to simply your company’s spendings with highly customizable virtual and good old plastic cards. Spendesk provides a central dashboa...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Autodesk looks to future with investments in 3D robotic drones and IoT as a service
 When you think of Autodesk, you probablythink of desktop software and traditional manufacturing, but the company is trying hard to change that perception, and today it announced the first three ...
09:21 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch On Facebook gunning to go all video
 Reminder: Facebook is continuing to promote video content on its primary platform at the expense of the written word. Read More ...
06:50 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch MAUs be damned: Kik proposes new user engagement metrics for chat apps
 Gauging your app via the number of monthly active users is dubious at best. When it comes to daily use apps, such as messaging services or social networks, that data point is all the less illust...
06:43 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Pay launches in Australia to take on tap-and-go credit cards
 Samsung Pay has expanded its reach in the Asia-Pacific region with yet another country launch. This time it is Australia, where Samsung smartphone owners can now use the service. Its launch Down...
05:24 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks suicide prevention tools will now be available to all users
 Facebook has updated its suicide prevention tools and is now making them available worldwide. Read More ...
04:43 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Deleting Apples pre-installed apps in iOS 10 doesnt actually delete them
 One of the most talked about features in Apple’s upcoming iOS 10 is the ability to delete many of the apps that come pre-loaded on your iPhone or iPad. But it turns out that deleting the a...
03:40 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | New Legend of Zelda Announced
iPhone apps will be able to shoot raw photos in iOS 10, Zenefits lays off 106 People, Steve Case’s Revolution Growth Closes 525 Million Dollar new Fund, Minecraft becomes full cross platform, An...
01:49 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Game Review: Ninja Dude Vs Zombies
 Ninja Dude vs Zombies is an endless tap’n’slash arcade. You are a brave ninja who is trapped on a tower surrounded by hordes of bloody zombies. So of course, as with all things zombi...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Apples iOS 10 finally, truly begins the mobile messaging war
 The third tech war will be fought over messaging. And it will be fought everywhere. Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook content and brand strategies that win in a silent autoplay world
 The business of Facebook native video is relatively new. Not incidentally, the company also began advantaging native video in the News Feed over posts with outbound links to YouTube and other si...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, June 15, 2016
Techcrunch Apple will require HTTPS connections for iOS apps by the end of 2016
 During a security presentation at Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference, the company revealed the deadline for all apps in its App Store to switch on an important security feature...
11:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Andy Rubin explains his $300M bet on the future of hardware
 Andy Rubin, the creator of Android — arguably the widest distributed operating system in the world — left Google a few years back to start a hardware incubator with a $300 million fu...
11:20 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Crunchyroll-owner Ellation announces Vrv, a multi-channel, streaming video service
 Digital media company Ellation is announcing a big push into streaming video with Vrv, which will offer a variety of channels aimed at gamers and other geeks.Ellation is best known as the parent...
11:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter tunes up SoundCloud with a fresh investment
 Twitter has invested a reported $70 million into the audio streaming service SoundCloud. Read More ...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Bed Bath & Beyond acquires One Kings Lane for undisclosed sum
 Home furnishings site One Kings Lane has found a home of its own, with Bed Bath & Beyond. The retailer announced a cash acquisition of the e-commerce startup, but the price was not disclosed...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Uber in talks to close up to $2 billion in leveraged loans
 Rumors from the Wall Street Journalthat Uber was in the process of finalizing terms for a $1-2 Billion leveraged loan began spreading just after noon PST. This comes just two weeks after the com...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Net neutrality withstands legal challenge
 Net neutrality won yet another legal victory today when a federal appeals court upheld Federal Communications Commission rules that prohibitdata throttling online. But the fight for net neutrali...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Expect a lot more M&A, says Marc Andreessen
 Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen spoke at the Bloomberg Technology conference this afternoon, andhe said he expects far more M&A than the tech industry has seenin recent years. The convers...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Scala is the new golden child
 Tooling in the data science community evolves quickly, and picking the right tool for a job — not to mention a career — can often be divisive. Which tools should you try to master? W...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Golden Gate Ventures closes new $60 million fund for Southeast Asia
 Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures has closed a new $60 million fund for Southeast Asia’s rapidly-growing startup ecosystem. Read More ...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch At an investor panel, disagreement underscores broader uncertainty
 During an investor panel at the Bloomberg Technology conference in San Francisco today, one thing was fairly apparent: the panelists, which included partner Roelof Botha of Sequoia Capital; Aspe...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch The Car Hackers Handbook digs into automotive data security
 In the coming age of autonomous cars, connected cars, and cars that can communicate with each other, the city’s infrastructure, our phones, and the entire internet of things, data security...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus VR shuffles the deck, promotes Jason Rubin to Head of Content
 Facebook’s Oculus VR today announced the promotion of Jason Rubin to Head of Content, and Steve Arnold to Head of Oculus Studios. Prior to joining the company in 2014 as head of worldwide ...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch What Apples differential privacy means for your data and the future of machine learning
 Apple is steppingupits artificial intelligence efforts in a bid to keep pace with rivals who have beendriving full-throttle down a machine learning-powered AIsuperhighway, thanks totheir liberal...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Dropbox says it is cash flow positive, in no rush to IPO
 With a $10 billion valuation, cloud storage business Dropbox is larger than many public companies. But don’t expect an IPO anytime soon, according to CEO Drew Houston. “Nothing right...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Dont have an Apple TV? The iPad can also be a Home Hub for HomeKit devices
 Yesterday at its annual developer’s conference Apple took the wraps off the next generation of HomeKit, its Internet of Things platform for devices such as smart locks, thermostats and int...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch iPhone and iPad apps will be able to shoot RAW photos with iOS 10
 Good news, iPhone-toting photo lovers: RAW photo shooting support is coming to iOS 10. Read More ...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apple kills the Game Center app, but the service will continue
 With the introduction of iOS 10, Apple will finally allow users to delete the pre-installed apps – like Compass, Stocks, Tips, Maps, Watch, and more – from their smartphones and tabl...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Valor Water raises $1.6M
 Faced with droughts and an increasing environmental effort in America to conserve water, utility companies have struggled to keep their financial houses in order in light of reduced usage. One f...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch DNC discovers Russian hackers yearlong access to data
 Russian hackers have had access to Democratic National Committee secret files — including opposition research on Donald Trump — for over a year, according to a new report in The Wash...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Chefs new Habitat project wants to make applications infrastructure-independent
Cheftoday launched Habitat, a new open source project that allows developers to package their applications and run them on a widevariety ofinfrastructures.Habitat essentially wrapsapplications intothe...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Google wants to bring Fiber to Dallas
 Googlewants to bring its gigabit Fiber internet service to Dallas, the company announced today.It’s important to note that, for now, the company is only “exploring” the idea of...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Hulus VR app arrives on Oculus Rift
 Hulu is bringing VR content to Oculus Rift headsets, the company announced this morning. Through the company’s Hulu VR app, launched earlier this year for Samsung Gear VR devices, viewers ...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Why a potential DraftKings and FanDuel merger would make sense
 DraftKings and FanDuel are in talks regarding a potential merger, according to a new report from Bloomberg. While the companies have been in discussions for a few months, the report notes that n...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Ubuntus container-style Snap app packages now work on other Linux distributions
 Docker’s container-style approach to distributing and running apps on any platform has been a big boost to helping patch up some of the fragmentation in the world of Linux. Now, a new pack...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest gets visitor retargeting and other new ad targeting tools
 Starting today, advertisers will be able to advertise against Pinterest users that have visited their sites — giving retailers a powerful new tool that is available in other advertising su...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch The OnePlus 3 packs a flagship-sized punch at $399
 A great phone doesn’t need a great back story. But it certainly doesn’t hurt.The world wasn’t exactly desperate for another player or a new spin on Android when OnePlus partner...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch To beat SMS, Facebook Messenger eats SMS
 With this near-global roll out of the SMS feature, Facebook is touting ease, as you won’t have to jump back and forth between chat interfaces if your friends are split between them. “...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Sixgill claims to crawl the Dark Web to detect future cybercrime
 Sixgill, a self-proclaimed ‘cyber intelligence’ SaaS startup that analyses the Dark Web, is launching publicly today and announcing that it has closed a $5 million funding round led ...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Zenefits is laying off another 106 people and offering others a buyout
 Zenefits today is laying off another 9% of its staff — or 106 additional people — and offering its existing employees a buyout offer as it continues its transition following former C...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Sling TV hits Apple TV with a new interface, more channels
 Sling TV, Dish’s internet-based streaming TV service for cord cutters, has rolled out a number of changes to coincidewith its debuton Apple TV, announced yesterday at Apple’s WWDC ke...
04:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch SaltedEats is a gourmet version of Blue Apron, minus the subscription
 I don’t know about you, but I suck at cooking — and that’s despite the fact that my parents sent me to some bougie cooking camp when I was younger. These days, as an “adu...
03:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Squarespace introduces new analytics for its commerce-focused customers
 Website creation platform Squarespace is introducing new analytics featuresfor itse-commerce businesses.As explained to me by Director of Product Natalie Gibralter, Squarespace’s Commerce ...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apple releases new App Store Review Guidelines, doesnt yet clarify rules around subscriptions
 As part of the slew of news released this week as part of Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, the company has also re-written its App Store Review Guidelines – the documentati...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook taps GPS, Square to track your in-store visits and purchases
 Facebook has found the holy grail of advertising in a set of new partnerships with point-of-sale systems like Square and Marketo that will prove who bought what after seeing Facebook’s ads...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Indias fintech revolution is primed to put banks out of business
 While global stock markets reset and U.S. tech unicorns readjust to new expectations and valuations, India’s tech renaissance is just beginning to flourish. Infosys founder Nandan Nilekani...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Australias PromisePay, a payment platform for online marketplaces, raises $10M
 PromisePay, an Australia-headquartered fintech startup that specializes in payments for online marketplaces, has raised $10 million in fresh capital for growth. Read More ...
02:35 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Steve Cases Revolution Growth just closed a new fund with $525 million
 This morning,Revolution, a Washington, D.C.-based venture firm founded byformer AOL executives Steve Case, Donn Davis and Ted Leonsis, is taking the wraps off its newestgrowth fund, which it has...
02:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Marley Spoon partners with Martha Stewart for U.S. re-launch of cook-at-home delivery service
 Marley Spoon, the cook-at-home food delivery startup that competes with the likes of Blue Apron, Plated, and Rocket Internet’s HelloFresh, is effectively re-launching today in the U.S. thr...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B
 Talkspace, the startup that offers therapy via an app, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round ed by Norwest Venture Partners. Other participants in the round inclu...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch FuckJerry launches What Do You Meme? card game on Kickstarter
 FuckJerry, the social media sensation that has taken Instagram by storm, has today launched his first physical product in the form of a card game. Not unlike Cards Against Humanity, ‘What ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch User-generated content marketing platform Yotpo picks up $22M Series C
 Yotpo, a platform that lets companies solicit content from their users and customers in the form of reviews, questions and answers, photos and videos, for use across various marketing channels, ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Impact Radius acquires ad fraud prevention platform Forensiq
 Fresh off its $30 million funding round, digital marketing and affiliate solutions platform Impact Radius today announced that it has acquired New York-basedForensiq, a service that helps online...
12:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Minecraft takes a big step towards becoming a fully cross-platform game
 Minecraft, one of the most playable games of all time, is about to become all the more collaborative after it took a major step towards becoming a fully cross-platform title. Read More ...
12:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch IBM expands its cloud with SugarCRM platform integration and VMware Horizon Air deal
 IBM has been trying to carve out a place for itself as a go-to cloud repository for all enterprise software services — not just those IBM builds itself. And today, two of its earliest part...
11:04 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Baidu slashes revenue forecast as government probes its medical advertising business
 Baidu, China’s dominant search company, has lowered its revenue expectations for its next financial report by around 10 percent following blowback from a scandal around its medical industr...
10:15 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Jack Ma says Alibaba wants to more than double its revenue to one trillion dollars by 2020
 Alibaba Group’s goal is to become the equivalent of the world’s fifth richest country in four years. Founder and chairman Jack Ma laid out the company’s ambitions during its fi...
10:15 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Jack Ma says Alibaba wants to more than double its GMV to one trillion dollars by 2020
 Alibaba Group’s goal is to become the equivalent of the world’s fifth richest country in four years. Founder and chairman Jack Ma laid out the company’s ambitions during its fi...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Roadie closes $15M Series B to help you transport the creepy mannequin collection you hide from your friends
 When you want to transport an army of mannequins over a thousand miles, your options are pretty limited. You could walk into your local UPS-Ex, but would have to deal with the soul piercing judg...
09:43 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Independent watch company Butler looks to an analog past and a digital future
 Small watch companies are nimble. They can try lots of things including creating limited-edition pieces dedicated to archaic VOR skylanes and apps dedicated to making a pilot’s life a litt...
09:27 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Paris-based Virtuo wants to make airport car rental as easy as booking an Uber
 Paris-based Virtuo is a new startup in the car rentalspace that wants to make renting a car at airports and train stations a lot less painful. Targeting the so-called ‘Uber generation̵...
08:59 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Why would a VC firm IPO? Simon Cook of Draper Esprit explains
 Why for a VC firm IPO – Simon Cook of Draper Esprit explains Next week Draper Esprit, previously known as DFJ Esprit (a key VC in Europe) will be admitted to the London and Dublin Stock Ex...
08:59 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Why would a VC firm IPO?
 Why on earth would we go ahead an IPOD. DFG had done well as a traditional VC. What gives? Well, our IPO will raise an initial 102m of permanent capital. That’s PERMANENT capital – i...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Jobandtalent gets $42M Series B after pivoting to mobilize hiring for SMEs
 As the nature of work shifts, so too must recruitment startups. To wit: JobAndTalent, a startup in the space that, for the past several years, has been touting its matching technology to automat...
07:38 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches Springboard, an AI-powered assistant for its enterprise customers
 Google has unwrapped two significant announcements for its enterprise customers, the most notable of which is the rollout of Springboard, a new service that makes searching from Google Drive, Ca...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch LEAGUE takes small business health benefits digital with $25M Series A
 Canadian startup LEAGUE closed a $25 million Series A from OMERS Ventures this morning. The company aims to put the power of customizing healthcare coverage into the hands of employees without b...
04:13 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter chairman: Even painful political tweets have a place
 Twitter chairman Omid Kordestani says that even the harshest, most painful political tweets have a place on Twitter — whether we like it or not. “How do you personally react to that,...
04:10 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Apple WWDC 2016
Today was Apple’s World wide developers conference 2016, App Store has a ton of downloads and contiues to grow, over 50 Billion dollars paid to developers, Siri had an update, Apple TV gets Siri...
03:56 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Behold the Xbox One S and Design Lab controllers in all their glory
 Earlier today, they were but flashes on the big screen at Microsoft’s big E3 kickoff event. Now they’re pieces of metal and plastic in the same venue that hosted the aforementioned e...
02:08 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch PlayStation VR is arriving October 13th, priced at $399
 I mean, I’m as excited about The Last Guardian as the next unwashed blogger, but you didn’t really think we were going to get out of tonight’s pre-E3 Sony press conference with...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch The Last Guardian is definitely (probably) coming to PS4 this October
 Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Several times, year after year. But Sony kicked off this year’s big pre-E3 press conference with yet another glimpse at the long awaited game...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch The new world order for open-source and commercial software
 We have been living through another cold war. Not geo-political — digital. Open-source software versus commercial software has long been on the brink of going nuclear, fought in the shadow...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Here are the most well designed apps of 2016 according to Apple
 Once a year, Apple stops their Worldwide Developer Conference to recognize a handful of apps for being particularly well designed. The prize? A shiny statue, a full suite of Apple hardware, and ...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch Here are the most well-designed apps of 2016, according to Apple
 Once a year, Apple stops itsWorldwide Developer Conference to recognize a handful of apps for being particularly well designed. The prize? A shiny statue, a full suite of Apple hardware, and the...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch With LinkedIn Sale, Frank Quattrone Notches Another Win
 While the tech industry digests the news the LinkedIn is becoming an independently run subsidiary of Microsoft in exchange for $26.2 billion in cold cash, one renownedfigure in Silicon Valley is...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, June 14, 2016
Techcrunch With the LinkedIn sale, Frank Quattrone notches another win
 While the tech industry digests the news that LinkedIn is becoming an independently run subsidiary of Microsoft in exchange for $26.2 billion in cash, one renowned figure in Silicon Valley is al...
11:11 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Everything You Need To Know From Apples WWDC 2016 Keynote
 Apple announced a lot of stuff today at the 2016 WWDC Keynote, much of announced so quickly it seemed like a passing mention.Worried you missed some of it? No time to read a dozen different arti...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Spotfund makes micro-donations easier with social-first mobile app
 Liking or sharing a charity online might help raise awareness, but what a lot of campaigns that go comprehensively viral really need is cold, hard cash. Launched this week, Spotfund has created ...
10:41 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch iOS 10 beta finally lets you remove all those built-in apps
 Raise your hand if you have a folder on your iPhone or iPad filled with all the built-in apps from Apple that you never use but can’t delete. Oh, all of you? Then you’ll be intereste...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Ubisoft is bringing Star Trek to VR this Fall
 Well, this just rocketed to the top our list of most eagerly anticipated VR games in warp speed. At its big pre-E3 press conference, Ubisoft unveiled Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a new title set to a...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch The many names of Apples operating systems, from System 1 to macOS
 It’s been 40 years since the Apple Computer Inc got its start, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, it has renamed (or reverted, as we will see) its flagship personal computer operati...
09:38 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Why Apple wants to be the smart homes nerve center
 On Monday, Apple announced that itwould makean app called Home available to users soon, allowing them to connect andcontrol all of their HomeKit-enabledsmart home devices from their iPads, iPhon...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apples latest foray into the enterprise involves deeper integration with Cisco
 Lost in the hubbub of today’s two hour-plus Apple WWDC keynote was an announcement of deep integration between Apple and Cisco in the upcoming release of iOS 10 — yes, you read it co...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Branding Brand acquires conversational commerce company WaySay
 Ecommerce giant Branding Brand announced today that it acquired Waysay, a company specializing in customer engagement tech, including marketing automation, in-app messaging, and other technologi...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Cyber insurance is changing the way we look at risk
 If, or more accurately, when your company is hit by a cyber attack, do you have what you need to recover? Do you know what kind of losses you can afford to absorb in your bottom line? How do you...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch With changes to price-matching, Amazon and Walmart usher a new era of retail
 In the grand scheme of things, it appears we have just reached the point of a new evolution in retail. Read More ...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple launches Swift Playgrounds for iPad to teach kids to code
 Apple today announcedSwift Playgrounds for the iPad, a new project thataims to teach kidsto code in Swift. When you first open it, Swift Playground presents you with a number of basic coding les...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple launches iMessage Apps so third-party devs can join your convos
 At today’s WWDC Keynote, Apple has swung open the gates for developers. Not only has Apple opened up Siri to third-party developers, but the company is also letting third-party devs into s...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple unbundles its native apps like Mail, Maps, Music and more, puts them in the App Store
 Apple today has made a big change to its suite ofnative applications for iOS devices, like Mail, Stocks, Compass, Calculator, Watch, Weather and others: it’s nowmaking these available as s...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Musics redesign makes it feel like a familiar iPod
 Today Apple showed off a brand-new version of Apple music, which the company said was built “from the ground up” with simplicity in mind.The company also boasted that the service now...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Home is Apples consolidates control of Internet of Thing devices into a single app
 Today at Apple’s WWDC 2016 conference, Apple SVP Craig Federighi announced a major update to Apple’s Internet of Things platform, HomeKit. The big news is Apple built a dedicated app...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apples Home Puts All Of Your HomeKit Stuff In One iOS App
 Today at Apple’s WWDC 2016 conference, Apple SVP Craig Federighi announced a major update to Apple’s Internet of Things platform, HomeKit. The big news is Apple built a dedicated app...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple introduces facial and object recognition for mobile photographers
 Remember that photo you took at a restaurant a few years ago? The one of the fancy dessert you want to show to a friend in the bar? In the past, you had to scroll through a thousand photos; a re...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple announces iOS 10
 What a surprise. Apple just unveiled iOS 10 at its annual developer conference. The tenth major iteration of the operating system for iPhones and iPads comes with a bunch of new features, some s...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple iOS 10 Memories turns old photos into editable mini-movies
 Apple is taking on TimeHop, Facebook On This Day, and Google Photos Assistant all at once with its new iOS 10 feature Memories that’s a tab inside Photos. Using local, on-device facial rec...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Project Scorpio is the next Xbox One console, arriving Holiday 2017
 Sure theXbox One S was the big news from today’s event, but Microsoft had one major surpriseup its sleeve: Project Scorpio. Xbox head Phil Spencer took the stage one final time toannounce ...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Project Scorpio is the next Xbox One console, arriving late 2017
 Sure theXbox One S was the big news from today’s event, but Microsoft had one major surpriseup its sleeve: Project Scorpio. Xbox head Phil Spencer took the stage one final time toannounce ...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple finally opens Siri to third party developers
 As widely expected, Apple is lavishing TLC on its voice assistant, Siri, at this year’s WWDC. The company has just announced it will be letting developers bake Siri’s voice functiona...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple finally opens Siri to third-party developers
 As widely expected, Apple is lavishing TLC on its voice assistant, Siri, at this year’s WWDC. The company has just announced it will be letting developers bake Siri’s voice functiona...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple takes on PayPal with Apple Pay on the web
 Online shopping is about to get even easier.At WWDC today in San Francisco, Apple finally announced that Apple Pay is coming to the web. Mac users will be able to payonline in Safari using Apple...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Auto Unlock on your Mac hints at future MacBook Pro with Touch ID
 Apple just unveiled macOS 12 at WWDC, the next version of Apple’s operating system. Among other things, the company announced a brand new way to unlock your Mac. Instead of typing your lon...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch OS X is now macOS and gets support for Siri, auto unlock and more
 If Apple’s naming scheme was starting to bother you (with iOS, tvOS and watchOS working under different naming rules from OS X), fret no more. As the company announced today, OS X is getti...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Furniture resell marketplace Move Loot is getting acquired
 Move Loot, the online secondhand furniture marketplace that offered a full-service pickup, delivery, storage and listing service for buyers and sellers, has been having a lot of issues recently....
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch The Apple TV gains deeper Siri integration and single sign-on option
 Apple just announced minorupdates to the operating system that powers the Apple TV. The news comes from Apple SVP Eddy Cuefrom the company’s developer’s conference WWDC.The future of...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
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05:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Storehouse will shut down services July 15, entire team will migrate to Square
 Storehouse, an aesthetically-pleasing and exceedingly well-designed mobile app for sharing multimedia stories, announced today that it will be sunsetting services for its users on July 15. Furth...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch The Apple Watch is now an SOS button and medical ID bracelet
 Apple just turned the Apple Watch into an SOS button at WWDC. With watchOS 3, you can long press the side button to start a call with the emergency services.When you hold the side button, a coun...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Xbox Design Lab lets gamers colorfully customize their controllers
 Want to stand out while staying inside, playing video games? Microsoft’s got you covered. Along with that shiny new “robot white” Xbox One S, the company unveiled Xbox Design L...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple overhauls watchOS with new UI and faster app launching
 Today at WWDC, Apple launched the third version of watchOS, and it’s all about speed. The betarelease is going outtoday to developers, and to all users in the fall. Speed The company is re...
05:18 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Former Twitter VP Katie Jacobs Stanton takes on CMO role at genomics startup Color
 Katie Jacobs Stanton has accepted the role of chief marketing officer at genomics startup Color. The former Twitter exec left her role at Twitter in February and considered a number of options b...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apples App Store hits 2M apps, 130B downloads, $50B paid to developers
 This morning at Apple’s annual WWDC event, CEO Tim Cook gave attendees an update on the sizable growth of its App Store and the developer community in general. Today, he announced the comp...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch How Microsoft will put LinkedIn to work in Office
 There are a number of ways that Microsoft plans to take advantage of its $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition, ranging fromdata-gathering to getting a foothold in social to plans for re-imagining ...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Live from Apples Keynote at WWDC 2016
 Once a year, Apple gathers thousands of developers and journalists to show off all of the secret things the company has been working on for the past many months.Today is that day — and we&...
04:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft reveals the new, slimmer Xbox One S, coming this August
 That’s “S” for “slim.” Or maybe “svelte.” Or “skinny.” Or…”something.” As anticipated and later full-on leaked, the Xbox h...
04:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Where to watch the live stream for todays Apple WWDC keynote
 Apple is holding a keynote ahead of its annual WWDC developer conference today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the company is planning once again to live stream the event. At 10 AM PT (...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch If you love the nightlife, and love to boogie, Tablelist is digitizing booking and backend systems for you
 After years wining and dining clients as a high-end real-estate wheeler dealer Tablelist founder Julian Jung was well aware of the trials and tribulations involved in giving prospects the good l...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Wattpad teams up with Turner and Tales from the Crypt
 Social publishing platform Wattpad is announcing one of the first partnerships as part of its new Wattpad Studios program — the company has struck a deal with Turner to help generate ideas...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Emojifi suggests emoji as you type, based on tags
 Making it easier to type using emoji is something a number of companies are working on. Microsoft’s SwiftKey is testing an app that offers emoji suggestions as you type, for example. Googl...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the Microsoft Xbox E3 2016 conference live right here
 Microsoft is holding its annual Xbox media briefing in Los Angels ahead of E3. So if you don’t care about Apple’s WWDC, you’re in for a treat. You can watch the live stream rig...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat paves way to IPO with new Ads API and inserts between stories
 Snapchat is ready to make the big bucks with a slew of important updates to its ads offering. They’ll give advertisers the spotlight, buying flexibility, return on investment opportunities...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Live from Apples Keynote at WWDC 2016
 Once a year, Apple gathers thousands of developers and journalists to show off all of the secret things the company has been working on for the past many months.Today is that day — and we&...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-off in Austin
 As Rafiki once said, it is time. The Austin Meetup goes down tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited to have some of the brightest new startups in the area pitch on our stage. And now, w...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch See you tonight in Warsaw
 See you tonight in Warsaw, guys! We’ll be having our semi-annual mini-meetup at Campus Warsaw and I’d like to see you there.The Warsaw event will be held on June 13 at Campus Warsaw ...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch U.S. Government wants to step into European Facebook privacy legal challenge
 European privacy campaigner Max Schrems’ legal challenge to Facebook has already been credited with the demise of a fifteen-year-old data transfer arrangement between the region and the U....
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Why VR is the next big thing for brands
 Telling a story, selling a product and leading a user inside a VR ad environment was previously uncharted territory. While exploring this new medium, we quickly realized that VR holds a huge opp...
02:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Come out to TechCrunchs Summer Party at August Capital
 The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. Like in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and e...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch OneLogin acquires Portadi to bring level of automation to login onboarding
 Ona day with a couple ofhuge deals being announced, we have a much more modestone. OneLogin announced it was buying Portadi, a San Jose startup that launched at the beginning of 2015, for an und...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Sex toy startup LELO gives the condom a design-savvy makeover
 Stylish sex toy maker LELO is introducing something to go along with its pleasure-centeredmachinery today – condoms. There’s already a mind-boggling amount of prophylactics readily a...
12:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Nameless.tv tries to bring that live TV thrill to online video
 Nameless.tv is bringing some of the communal feeling of watching regular TV — you know, the sense that people are watching along with you – to the experience of streaming online vide...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2B in cash, makes big move into enterprise social media
 Huge news today in the world of M&A in enterprise and social networking services: Microsoft has announced that it is acquiring LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with some 433 mi...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Its time for men to champion women in tech
 Men have a critical role to play in bringing about gender equality in the tech community, if we get our act together Read More ...
12:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Tech must take on hate
 I grew up with guns. One gun, my grandfather’s WWII Colt M1911, looms large in my memory. My father tells the story of one night when Grandpa got drunk and shot a hole in the wall of his s...
12:12 pm GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Carro lands $5.3M to expand its car sales and services platform in Southeast Asia
 Carro, a Singapore-based online marketplace for buying and selling cars, has landed $5.3 million to expand its service across Southeast Asia. Read More ...
11:41 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Meta raises $50M more as it gears up for the next version of its AR headset, and China
 The marketfor augmented and virtual reality technology continues to heat up, and nowone of the more promising startups making both AR hardware and software has raised a $50 million round to keep...
10:58 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Heres what the Xbox One S could look like
 Microsoft has a new Xbox One to showcase at E3 later today, and here’s what it’s going to look like. Rumors of a slimmer, cheaper Xbox One have been quite persistent for the past few...
10:46 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Symantec grabs Blue Coat Systems for $4.65 billion
 Symantec announced over night it had purchased Blue Coat Systems for $4.65 billion with the hopes of creating an enterprise security juggernaut. As part of the deal, Blue Coat CEOGreg Clark will...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch What investors want from venture capital firms
 The limited partner world of finding and selecting venture funds to invest in is similar to what venture capitalists go through with startups. Read More ...
09:49 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Today is a clock that reminds you to slow down
 Scott Thrift takes the long view on things. The Brooklyn-based artist has been making crazy clocks for most of this decade, starting out with the incredible ThePresent seasons clock and culminat...
08:57 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Chat app Line makes over $270 million a year from selling stickers
 Japanese mobile messaging app Line is banking more than $20 million per month selling sticker packs, which typically trade for $1-2 for sets of 6-12, according to data from the company. Read Mor...
08:42 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch German fintech company builder FinLeap raises 21M at 121M valuation
 TechCrunch understands from a source close to the transaction that FinLeap’s latest round gives the company a post-money valuation of 121 million (based on a 100 million pre-money valuatio...
07:51 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Where to watch the live stream for todays Apple WWDC keynote
 Apple is holding a keynote ahead of its annual WWDC developer conference today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the company is planning once again to live stream the event. At 10 AM PT (...
07:01 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Live from Apples Keynote at WWDC 2016
 Once a year, Apple gathers thousands of developers and journalists to show off all of the secret things the company has been working on for the past many months.Today is that day — and we&...
04:43 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Insurance firm China Life puts $600M into Didi Chuxing months after backing Uber China
 Can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That appears to be the motto of China Life, Asia Pacific highest valued insurance firm, after it backed Chinese taxi app Didi Chuxing barely months af...
04:43 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Insurance firm China Life puts $600M into Didi Chuxing months after backing Uber
 Can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That appears to be the motto of China Life, Asia Pacific highest valued insurance firm, after it backed Chinese taxi app Didi Chuxing barely months af...
03:58 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Playing around with a smart rubber duck
 Some things you should probably know about me before we dive in here: I am a full-grown adult. I have health insurance and a 401K. I drink bourbon and to NPR. I’m wearing a button up shirt...
01:58 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunch is at E3! But why?
 These are strange days for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The (ostensibly) trade-only event draws immense attention, but it has long been fraying at the edges. Yet we’re here anyway be...
01:58 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Walgreens formally cuts ties with Theranos
 Walgreens has terminated its three-year partnership with blood analysis startup Theranos, citing the myriad bad test results and an on-going federal investigation as the reason for ending the re...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, June 13, 2016
Techcrunch Cyberterrorism and the role of Silicon Valley
 For the moment, at least, cyberterrorists have not harnessed the technology needed to destroy Western civilization from a basement lab in some remote corner of the world. Although a “cyber...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 12, 2016
Techcrunch Spark fragmentation undermines community
 Today the Hadoop distribution war comes down to a final battle between Cloudera’s CDH and Hortonworks’ HDP. That wasn’t always the case. At the peak of the market’s fragm...
09:38 pm GMT - Sun, June 12, 2016
Techcrunch Apples App Store at the end of the app era
 Like a fly frozen in amber, the App Store’s fundamental deal has remained unmoving since its inception. As an enormous ecosystem swelled around it, crystalline structures of new rules and ...
08:54 pm GMT - Sun, June 12, 2016
Techcrunch David Fine talks smart cities, the future of IoT on Technotopia
 David Fine is the author of a three part series about the future of “Civic Technology” and the idea of Smart Cities. His theory – and it’s a good one – is that R...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 12, 2016
Techcrunch Data breadlines and data brawls
 When I think about the behavior of many business people today, I imagine a breadline. These employees are the data-poor, waiting around at the end of the day on the data breadline. The overtaxed...
04:30 pm GMT - Sun, June 12, 2016
Techcrunch The operating systems of the 2016 elections revealed!
 Each candidate is working off a different operating system, representing a completely different media paradigm. According to media commentator Douglas Rushkoff, Bernie Sanders is the candidate o...
03:22 pm GMT - Sun, June 12, 2016
Techcrunch Ping shapes new identity after $600 million acquisition
 When I walked into a conference room last Tuesday at the Cloud Identity Summit in New Orleans to interview Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand, it was my first chat with him since the company had bee...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 12, 2016
Techcrunch Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups
 I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Toronto and learned there’s more to this city than Drake calling it home and the recent successes of their professional sports teams. We made one ...
10:45 am GMT - Sun, June 12, 2016
Techcrunch P2P mobile payment app Tapp raises $9 million to tap into the cash economy in Southeast Asia
 Mobile phones have emerged as the dominant alternative payment method to cash for buying and selling goods and services in emerging markets. And with a service akin to alternative payment provid...
07:30 am GMT - Sun, June 12, 2016
Techcrunch Nura headphones are custom fit to the listeners frequency
 Your parents were right, dear reader. You are a precious, unique snowflake. Your ears, at least. I can’t really speak for the rest of you, but, hey, you seem great. Of course, your special...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, June 12, 2016
Techcrunch Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space
 As companies race to make autonomous vehicles a reality, investment activity in the space is heating up. The AV investment landscape is complex. It includes both hardware and software players; i...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Lines beauty and fashion portal rolls out its Persian carpet
 Benita, a portal designed to deliver the latest news on fashion, beauty and lifestyle, debuted in Iran this May. The portal will offer daily content produced by a team of local Iranian staff wri...
07:01 pm GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Why there will never be an Uber for healthcare
 You should walk away from anyone who says there can be an “Uber for healthcare.” It is the equivalent of someone saying they “have a bridge to sell you.” Or, more precise...
03:18 pm GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Watch this short Sci-Fi movie with a script-written by an AI
 You know when you just keep pressing the predictive text button on your mobile phone and the sentence just starts making less and less sense? The team behind Sunspring used the same technology t...
03:18 pm GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Watch this short Sci-Fi movie with a script written by an AI
 You know when you just keep pressing the predictive text button on your mobile phone and the sentence just starts making less and less sense? The team behind Sunspring used the same technology t...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Google, Baidu and the race for an edge in the global speech recognition market
 Speech recognition technology has been around for more than half a decade, though the early uses of speech recognition — like voice dialing or desktop dictation — certainly don’...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Congrats to former TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis on graduating from Stanford
 Today, theformerco-editor of TechCrunch, Alexia Tsotsis, is graduating from Stanford’s MSx program at the Graduate School of Business. She’s coming away with a masters of science in ...
02:15 pm GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Apps as anime characters
 What would software programs look like if they were people? Artist Reef1600 dreamed up these awesome personifications and let us share them with you. Check out his art,buy his work on Gumroad, a...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch FFS, Facebook
 For your convenience. For your security. To better serve you. To offer you the best experience. To better fit our future plans. To comply with regulations. To optimize our resources. These are t...
05:15 am GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Teslas weird week
 It’s been a weird fewdays for Tesla.In aspan of just 72 hoursthe Model S was accused of having major suspension issues, the NHTSA supposedly got involved, Tesla explained that there is not...
01:33 am GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Students demonstrate their Hololens apps after a quarter of VR and AR design
 It’s just about impossible to get your hands on Microsoft’s impressive mixed-reality Hololens platform these days — unless you’re a computer science student at the Univer...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Whatever happened to MCNs?
 Remember MCNs? Those quaint multi-channel networks — aggregators of YouTube channels — that generally focused on a specific vertical audience? In the past year or so, something curio...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch What Pinterest learned in two years working on its search engine
 About two years ago, Pinterest launched a different flavor of search engine called Guided Search. Instead of relying on deep data on the user, it would create a network of related topics that us...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Gawker Files For Bankruptcy
 Gawker files for bankruptcy, Line will IPO on July 14 on the New York Stock Exchange, Greg Kumparak goes in-depth with the mobile game Pokemon Go from Niantic, Andreessen Horowitz closes a $1.5 ...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, June 11, 2016
Techcrunch Dango mind-melds with emoji using deep learning and suggests them while you type
 Dango is an emoji suggestion chatbot — wait, where are you going? Stay with me, this is actually pretty cool.Okay, so Dango is one of those virtual assistants that lives in your chat apps,...
10:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Ben Lerer, Gary Vaynerchuk and Andy Dunn join the board of nonprofit RaisedBy.Us
 RaisedBy.Us, an organization that facilitates charitable giving at startups, has added three entrepreneurs and investors to its board of directors— Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer (pictured above)...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Scholarships are the new sweepstakes
 One million dollars. A student will earn that much more in life with a four-year college degree as opposed to just a high school diploma. That’s according to a recent study from Georgetown...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch How activist DeRay Mckessons Twitter account was hacked
 Even though several huge data breaches have recently exposed hundreds of millions of social media login credentials online, users aren’t re-setting their passwords — which means you&...
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 Gawker files for bankruptcy, Verizon inches closer to buying Yahoo, what to expect at Apple’s WWDC conference next week and more headlines to stay on top of this week’s tech news. Re...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch The future of the IoT job market
 Since the dawn of technology, we’ve been afraid of technology eliminating our jobs. Look at the birth of the steam engine. When it was invented in the late 1700s, people believed its arriv...
06:42 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz officially closes its newest fund with $1.5 billion
 In March, we told you that Andreessen Horowitz was targeting $1.5 billion forits fifth and newest fund. This morning, the seven-year-old, Sand Hill Road firm is confirming that it has closed on ...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Mozillas multi-process architecture project cleared for takeoff
 Attention. Project code-nameElectrolysis is a go. Mozilla’s long running project to bringmulti-process architecture to hundreds of millions of Firefox users has finally met release criteri...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch What to expect at Apples WWDC keynote
 Apple is about to kick off its annual developer conference in San Francisco on Monday. As usual, the company will get things going with a good old keynote filled with secret and not-so-secret an...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Slack is down, so enjoy your three-day weekend
 Chat and collaboration app Slack is experiencing serious outages today, but we’re not sure of the nature or extent of the disaster, because status.slack.com is also inaccessible! What? Thi...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Gawker files for bankruptcy
 Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy today, according to documentsfiled in a Southern District of New York court.The filing comes as Gawker’s legal battle with the wrestler Hulk Hogan (real n...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch See you next week in Warsaw and Krakow
 Looking forward to seeing you all in Warsaw and Krakow. There will be much rejoicing and smalec. It is my understand that you all are watching “football” matches in the “Eurozo...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook forces its photo-sharing app Moments to the top of the App Store
 Facebook is continuing its heavy-handed push toget users to install its private photo-sharing app Moments. The company’s latest move – warning people some of their photos will be del...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch The PlayStation 4 Neo is real, but Sony wont show it at E3
 In an interview with the Financial Times, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and global chief executive Andrew House confirmed that the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’ is real. But donR...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch The quest to cure loneliness
 Foursquare, Google Latitude and Facebook Nearby Friends failed to change the way we all meet up. That’s because intent, not location,is the most important thing when connecting people offl...
03:16 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch BitCam is a fun, retro camera app for your mini pocket computer
 If your early days on the internet involved dial-up modems, slow-loading pages, and low-res graphics, then you’ll get a kick out of a new app called BitCam. The app, which hails from Iconf...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Today is the last day to save $1,200 on Disrupt SF tickets
 Attention, budget-conscious tech enthusiasts. Today is the last day to get Disrupt SF tickets at the deeply discounted extra early-bird price point of $1,795 apiece, $1,200 off the full ticket p...
02:44 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch A new venture outfit tries a different approach to fundraising
 There’s been no shortage of disruption in the venture industry over the last decade or so, yet someone is always trying to introduce a new way of doing things. Among the latest is Propelle...
02:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers pack massive amounts of data into a stream of light
 If you’re hungry for a little holographic data storage and transfer this morning have I got a flapjack for you. Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg have packed...
01:46 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it
 Forgot to back up your phone again? The way we use smartphones has changed a lot, and many of us never even plug our smartphones into computers anymore. Meem’s new power cables for iOS and...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch I played the new Pokemon Go for iPhone/Android and its awesome
 It’s 2pm on an SF day so perfect that I’m actually a little tired of small talk about how nice the weather is.We’re down on the Embarcadero, where the Bay Bridge dominates the ...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs Gear Fit2 brings welcome upgrades to the amped up fitness tracker
 The first Gear Fit wasn’t a bad product. It was just one that wanted to be something for everyone, disappointing most in the process. Of course, 2014 was a few lifetimes ago. Much has happ...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch The new age of alcohol
 Never before has Europe seen an app dedicated to the late-night delivery of alcoholic beverages until the launch of Bevy, one of London’s emerging tech startups. With operations running un...
08:27 am GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Messaging app Line files for IPO on NYSE on July 14, Tokyo July 15, trading as LN, to raise $1B
 Two years after the first reports of an IPO emerged, Japan’s Line Corporation—the company behind the popular messaging app Line, and possibly the first of the big messaging apps to g...
05:13 am GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Pay sets launch date for Singapore, its fifth country
 After months of pre-announcements, Samsung Pay has finally cemented a launch date for Singapore, its first market in Southeast Asia. The mobile payment service will debut there on June 16 for pe...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | First Project Tango Phone
Phab 2 pro is the first project tango phone to hit the market, Moto Z is a modular phone that can be everything form a loudspeaker to a projector, You can now leave video Comments on facebook, If you&...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Why transparency would have saved us from the 2008 financial collapse
 From my desk at Bear Stearns, where I’d traded mortgage-backed securities for years, I watched as the financial and housing markets crashed in 2008. A few months later, there was no Bear, ...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Forge locks down $4.5M Series A to help gamers capture awesomeness
 Sometimes entrepreneurship is about starting battles and other times it’s about finishing them. Jared Kim has been on a mission to cut the frustration out of sharing gameplay with friends ...
01:30 am GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch Jake Winebaum explains how cutting his teeth as a serial entrepreneur led him to launch Brighter
 Serial entrepreneur Jake Winebaum discusses the road to launch Brighter, his dental benefits startup. Read More ...
01:02 am GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch How Twitter secured accounts after user credentials were sold online
 Rumors of a Twitter breach started circulating yesterday afternoon, fittingly, on Twitter.Security researchers cautioned users to change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication, a f...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, June 10, 2016
Techcrunch UNU set to forecast tech trends after accurate Oscars, Kentucky Derby predictions
 Can AI outpace the expertise of vaunted futurists like Mary Meeker or Ray Kurzweil?The artificial intelligence system called UNU is slated to answer questions tomorrow about technology and its l...
11:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-On With Motos Modular Moto Z and a few of its crazy accessories
 The Tango-powered (and weirdly named) Phab 2 Pro wasn’t the only crazy phone on display at Lenovo’s Tech World today. Joining it on stage was a new handset from Lenovo’s sister...
11:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Up close and hands-on with Lenovos Augmented Reality Tango phone
 Earlier today, Lenovo unveiled the world’s first smartphone fueled by Google’s Project Tango (or just “Tango”, as it’s now known) computer vision efforts. The big n...
11:40 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Larry Page has dueling flying car companies, but its self-driving tech that will get them off the ground
 The notion of such aerial vehicles has always fascinated, but the pesky need to pilot the things has generally grounded it — as if the engineering and legal challenges weren’t enough...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch What autonomous driving is and isnt in 2016
 When Honda announced that its latest Civic sedan would have a full suite of state-of-the-art driver assist features for $20,000, The Wall Street Journalcalled it a self-driving vehicle. While th...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Venture capital pioneer Tom Perkins dies at 84
 Thomas Perkins, who co-founded venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has died of natural causes. He was 84 years old. Before becoming an investor, Perkins founded a laser co...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Predicting the next Slack: Finding sticky cloud apps with cult-like followings
 While it seemingly came out of nowhere, Slack’s meteoric rise was no coincidence. Between its early focus on winning over developers who quickly became incredibly effective evangelists and...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Jennifer Lawrence tapped to play Elizabeth Holmes in new movie about Theranos
 Out of all the federal regulations turmoil, questionable test results and threats to oust her from her own company, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is getting a silver screen lining – Je...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch OpenVote launches a publishing platform, crowd-voting tool for political debate
 OpenVote, the political startup from early Facebook designer Bobby Goodlatte and Sean McCann, is unveiling a largerpublishing platform where people can debate policies and pledge their votes. Be...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook now lets users comment with a video
 Facebook launched video comments today, a feature that acknowledges the meteoric rise and continued growth of online video creation and consumption. By 2020, internet video traffic will represen...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Modular phones are here, like it or not
 Call me old fashioned, but I like my phones in one piece.But that’s not the future according to LG. Or Motorola. Or Google’s Ara team. These companies see consumers swapping widgets ...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Lollicam is a real-time mobile video tool for adding cinematic effects to selfies
 When will teens get tired of taking selfies? Probably never given the myriad ways they can augment what nature gave them thanks the power of the smartphone in their pocket. And YC-backed Lollica...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Motorolas new Moto Z line features swappable modular smart backs
 Anyone else starting to get the feeling that all of these modular smartphones are becoming interchangeable? Not in the sense that you can swap products cross-platform, of course. That’s no...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Lenovo shows off a pair of Intel-powered smart shoes
 Believe it or not, today’s Tech World isn’t the first time Lenovo has shown off a pair of smart sneakers. Just about this time last year, the company revealeda pair of kicks with the...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Huckle brings Twitter group chat to a browser near you
 For people who think Slack is just a little bit too formal, there’s Huckle. The platform makes kicking off a group chat with your friends, fans and followers as easy as composing a tweet, ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch The tipping point for rebellion
 We are all getting lazy and spoiled. We’re not choosing simple over better, but easy over passably good. We’re self-sabotaging ourselves because effort is a price too great for anyth...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Winnie helps parents find family-friendly places, share their experiences
 A new mobile app called Winnie is launching today to make parents’ lives a little easier, by offering information about nearby kid-friendly places, as well as detailing what sort of facili...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch This Is The First Project Tango Phone, Shipping In September For $500
 We’re at Lenovo’s Tech World event in San Francisco, where — after months of teasing — the company has just debuted the first consumer phone running Google’s crazy ...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers Scheduled Rides feature lets you request cars up to 30 days in advance
 Less than a month after Lyft launched scheduled trips, Uber is doing the same thingstarting today with the worldwideroll-out of Scheduled Rides. Now, you can schedule your car from 30 minutes up...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook unlocks tilt-viewing of your panoramas with 360 Photos
 No more frustrating zoom-in/zoom-out. Facebook finally made a modern way to view panoramas and VR photos with your phone. Its new feature “360 Photos” rolls out tomorrow on iOS, Andr...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Mozilla launches new fund to help prevent the next Heartbleed
 Mozilla today announced that it is launching the Secure Open Source (SOS) Fund to helpmake open source code more secure. The fund, which will get an initial grant $500,000 from the Mozilla Open ...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch HTC launches a $1,200 business edition of the Vive VR Headset
 Sure, everything will be all fun and games next week at E3, but right now HTC’s talking business. The company’s well-received Vive headset is getting its very own “Business Edi...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Androids new Nearby feature will alert you to apps and websites useful at your location
 At Google’s I/O conference last month, the company introduced the concept of “Instant Apps” – a way of more quickly downloading apps by breaking them into small, runnable...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Uber opens RUSH API to everyone
 Uber has today announced the public launch of its UberRUSH API, letting any developer offer delivery of their products through Uber. UberRush launched back in October of 2015, offering same-day ...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Sherpa Capital raises $470 million in new capital and launches two new funds
 Sherpa Capital, the private capital fund run by Scott Stanford and Shervin Pishevar, has closed on $470 million and launched two new funds:SherpaVentures II, an early stage venture fund and a mi...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Deepak Chopra launches Jiyo, a wellness-focused mobile app
 Deepak Chopra, a leading figure in the alternative health movement, is moving into the mobile app business with the launch of Jiyo. Chopra and his co-founder Poonacha Machaiah have been talking ...
03:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft launches a free trial of Minecraft: Education Edition for teachers to test over the summer
 Following up on its promises from January, Microsoft today released a free trial ofMinecraft Education Edition – the version of Minecraft meant for use in the classroom – to educator...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Taking the dysfunction out of cross-functional teams
 As part of our Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) engineering meet-up series, I had the opportunity to host a panel of leaders of various functions at Hulu, Twitter, Oculus, and Faceboo...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Avast expands beyond security with new storage-optimizing app called Photo Space
 Avast is a company best known for its security software, but thedays where everyone’s first download to their Windows PC isan anti-virus program are fading into the past. The 25-year old s...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Plexs new app turns the NVIDIA Shield into a media server
 Plex has for a long time been one of the more popular services for streaming your local content, including music, photos, movies and TV shows you’ve ripped from DVDs – or, ahem other...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch The social side of autonomous cars and technological disruption
 In my recent travels through Singapore, I witnessed all that this city-state is doing to become a “Smart Nation.” My trip was instructive on many levels, but the primary point that b...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Blippar redesigns its visual search app with a focus on discovery
 Blippar, the augmented reality app that gives you a deeper look at the world around you, has today unveiled a redesigned version of the app that focuses on discovery. Blippar’s visual sear...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch The birds, the weather stations, and me: A cautionary tale
 It began with two birds. Starting in April a small family of sparrows took up residence in the rain gutter outside of my bedroom window. The birds, at first, were a happy pair but over the weeks...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Uber fined $900,000 in France for running illegal transportation operations with UberPOP
 Nearly a year after suspending UberPOP in France, Uber will now have to pay a fine. A criminal court in Paris has sanctioned Uber for its UberPOP operations between February 2014 and July 2015. ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Liquid biopsy startup Freenome lands $5.5 million led by Andreessen Horowitz
 Freenome, a year-old liquid biopsy diagnosis platform that detects the cell-free DNA sequencing of cancer, has landed $5.5 million in seed funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation ...
12:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile ad tech firm Smaato acquired by China-based group for $148M
 Mobile advertising company Smaato is set to become the latest technology startup to be acquired by Chinese investors, after the San Francisco firm announced that Beijing-based Spearhead Integrat...
12:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Cylance, fighting malicious hackers with AI, hits $1B valuation after raising $100M
 “If you can’t beat them, join them” may notsound like the most encouraging pitch for a cybersecurity company, but a startup called Cylance has created an artificial intelligenc...
12:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Apply to pitch at our Meetup Pitch-off in Berlin on July 14
 Quick reminder that TechCrunch will be heading to Berlin for a Meetup + Pitch-off on July 14. So don’t miss out on your chance to pitch your startup to some of the TechCrunch team, local V...
12:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Now You See Me 2 director talks stage magic and CGI
 How do you bring stage magic to life with contemporary movie technology? That’s what I asked Now You See Me 2 director Jon M. Chu — after all, you could use CGI to make any trick wor...
12:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Lets share a piwo in Warsaw and Krakow
 I’ve finalized the meetups in both Krakow and Warsaw and am pleased to invite you to an evening of piwo, pitching, and Polish. The Warsaw event will be held on June 13 at Campus Warsaw 27/...
11:51 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop One co-founder and legendary investor Shervin Pishevar is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt SF
Shervin Pishevar, investor to the stars and the founder of Sherpa Capital and Hyperloop One – Elon Musk’s wild idea to shoot folks in a vacuum tube from San Francisco to Los Angeles in les...
11:35 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: UPS Enters Drone Space, Uber Tests Cash, Facebook Offers Free Internet in Nigeria
 More big U.S. corporate names are entering Africa’s tech space and testing new models there.UPS took its first steps in the African drone delivery space teaming up with San Francisco start...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch TravelPerk gets $7M Series A to take the pain out of booking business travel
 Barcelona based TravelPerk, a business travel booking platform founded last year by a team of ex-Booking.com employees, has closed a $7 million Series A round of financing led by Spark Capital. ...
09:28 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook is testing social commerce payments in Southeast Asia
 Facebook is expanding its focus on payments with a new trial in Southeast Asia that allows users to pay for products listed on Facebook Pages with just a few clicks. Read More ...
08:47 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Tradeshift raises $75M Series D to expand its invoicing platform to new verticals
 Tradeshift, the San Francisco-based startup that is trying to change the way companies work with outsourced clients, has announced its $75 million Series D round today. Read More ...
07:59 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch AmazonFresh launches grocery deliveries in London
 AmazonFresh, the e-commerce behemoth’s grocery service, will start operating in parts of north and east London today. Deliveries will first be available in 69 postcodes before expanding to...
07:45 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Pleo is a company card that claims to automate expense reports
 A new player Pleo is throwing its wares into the company expenses ring with a new company expenses card — both virtual and an actual physical card — that claims to automate expense r...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Philips new connected toothbrush is designed with dentists in mind
 Last month, dental technology startup ONVI introduced a toothbrush with a camera built in, so users could get a close up look at their teeth as they slowly rot away in their heads. This, thankfu...
04:44 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Passwords for 32M Twitter accounts may have been hacked and leaked
 There is yet another hack for users of popular social media sites to worry about. More than 32 million Twitter credentials may have been stolen by hackers and are now being sold on the dark web....
03:00 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Big Apple App Store Update
Apple App Store is getting a huge and badly needed update, Google Fi Adds US Cellular as one of it partners, Tonsser is looking to discover the soccer star of tomorrow, Job search App Jobr gets acquir...
02:11 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and Fiat are in discussions to form a self-driving car partnership
 Uber and Fiat Chrysler are in talks about a partnership involving self-driving car technology, according to several reports. Bloombergfirst published earlier today about a possible deal between ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch The fintech world beyond Silicon Valley and Europe: Emerging market contenders
 According to a recent study by Accenture, investments in fintech hit $5.3 billion in the first quarter of this year (having grown 75 percent in 2015, exceeding $22 billion). These are staggering...
12:35 am GMT - Thu, June 9, 2016
Techcrunch Lending Clubs site goes down (updated)
 [Update: Beginning at 6:40 p.m., the site is back up and running.]Lending Club’s site has gone down tonight, prompting at least one nervous investor to tweet out his concern that “[a...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Solar Voyager autonomous boat looks to make history in sun-powered journey across the Atlantic
 About 200 miles due east of Boston, a robotic boat is putting along at a walking pace on what could be an historic journey across the entire Atlantic. “Solar Voyager,” built by two f...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the newest AngelPad startups, and the tech they built to cure business headaches
 Yesterday in San Francisco, AngelPad held its 10th Demo Day, a graduation of sorts for the enterprise startups admitted into and backed by the accelerator. The accelerator, run by husband and wi...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Olly has built a breakout brand in a crowded space: Heres how
 Vitamins and venture capital might not seem like the most natural fit, but a number of related companies has attracted capital from tech investors in recent years, including SmartyPants, which m...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Making contrarian bets in adtech
 It has become fashionable of late to see adtech as a dirty word in the world of technology investment. Many investors struggle to see the upside of backing businesses involved with the seemingly...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder discontinues service for users under 18
 Tinder is discontinuing use of the app for everyone under the age of 18 starting next week, according to a statement from Tinder VP of Communications Rosette Pambakian. The dating app has allowe...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Warning: Do not let a drone equipped with terrifying robo-scissors cut your hair
 What happens when carefree hackers Simone Giertz and Samy Kamkar get together for a lazy afternoon? A lunatic plan to cut hair using a drone and a pair of automatic scissors. Read More ...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch NHS memo details Google/DeepMinds five year plan to bring AI to healthcare
 More details have emerged about the sweeping scope of Google/DeepMind’s ambitions for pushing its algorithmic fingers deep into the healthcare sector — including wanting to apply mac...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch E-Trade plays its cards in evolving automated investment space
 E-Trade recently rolled out its new Adaptive Portfolio aimed at young professionals just beginning to face the financial struggles of adulthood.Adaptive Portfolio combines previously offered act...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the startups pitching at the Austin and Seattle Meetups
 In less than a week, TechCrunch is hitting the road to visit Austin and Seattle on June 14 and June 16 respectively. And with us, we bring the TechCrunch Pitch-offs.We’ve just selected ten...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Underrepresented founders, apply for Include office hours with Pejman Mar and ffVC
 TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening on June 16th and startups have 48 hours left to apply! Pejman Nozad, Mar Hershenson, Ajay Kamat and Neda Blochofrom Pejman Mar Ventures,along with A...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Hourly employee scheduling startup When I Work secures $15MM from Drive Capital
 Minneapolis-based startup When I Work, secured $15 million in a Series B round led by Drive Capital. Arthur Ventures and High Alpha also participated. This follows a $9 million Series A led by e...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Apple to introduce search ads on App Store along with changes to app review, discovery and splits
 Just ahead of its annual WWDC conference,Apple has announced a series of changes to its App Store, aimed at improving the experience for both developers and consumers alike. According to Senior ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime
 Video-game-related crime is almost as old as the industry itself. But while illegal copies and pirated versions of games were the previous dominant form of illicit activities, recent development...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Would-be Apple Pay rival CurrentC closes beta, future uncertain
 CurrentC, a mobile payments app that once aimed to take on Apple Pay, Android Pay and others, is shutting down its beta program, deactivating users’ accounts, and not yet commenting on if ...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Google adds U.S. Cellulars network to extend Project Fis coverage
 Google today announced that it has added U.S. Cellular, one of the larger regional carriers in the U.S., to its Project Fi network. U.S. Cellular joins Google’s existing network partners T...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Monster snaps up Tinder for jobs app, Jobr
 Monster.com announced this morning it has acquiredthe San Francisco-based startup Jobr, which had been developing a job-finding app the company described as a Tinder for jobs, thanks to its use ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Only a few days left to save $1,200 on extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF
 Disrupt SF 2016 is only a few short months away, and soon thousands of innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will make their way to the lovely Pier 48 for the best startup sh...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Arthro Therapeutics wins the TechCrunch Stockholm Pitch-Off
 Over 500 people turned out to the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Stockholm last night, at a venue over-looking one of the most beautiful views in the world: The Stockholm city hall and bay. It...
02:22 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Ex-Mozilla team behind smart home hub Sense refunds Kickstarter backers, focuses on software
 Earlier this year, a company calledSilk Labs, co-founded by former Mozilla CTOAndreas Gal, unveiled its plans to address the smart home market with a hubcalled “Sense,” which interop...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Is HTML5 the new Windows?
 If you are as old as me, you remember the transition from MS DOS to Windows in the early 1990s. Might the arrival of new cloud-based apps that run in a web browser and store their data in the cl...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Comfy raises $8 million for app to end office thermostat wars
 Building Robotics Inc., better known as Comfy, raised $8 million in Series B funding for building automation software that helps companies save energy on office air conditioning, while gathering...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Comfy raises $12 million for app to end office thermostat wars
 Building Robotics Inc., better known as Comfy, raised $12 million in Series B funding for building automation software that helps companies save energy on office air conditioning, while gatherin...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Time Inc. signs up for Wochits video creation tools
 Time Inc. has an ambitious goal for 2016 — creating 40,000 pieces of video content. Today it’s announcing a partnership with Wochit, which should make it easier for the media company...
01:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Analytics startup Amplitude raises $15M
 Amplitude announced this morning that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding.In the past, the web and mobile analytics company has pitched itself as a more affordable alternative to Mixpa...
11:54 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Accel appoints ex-Facebooker Nir Blumberger as Venture Partner to focus on Israel
 VC firm Accel’s London office has appointed a new Venture Partner to focus on Israel. Nir Blumberger has joined from Facebook, where he was a Corporate Development executive, and, we’...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Ginkgo Bioworks grabs $100 million in financing to buy a whole lot of synthetic DNA
 Ginko Bioworks, the Boston-based biotech startup making all sorts of scents and flavorsfrom microbugs, has pulled in $100 million in Series C funding to obtain 600 million base pairs of manufact...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch SoftTech VC goes big, raising $150 million across two new funds
 Back in January, we told you that SoftTech VC,a San Francisco-based seed-stage fund founded 11 years ago by investor Jeff Clavier, had promoted two of its senior investors to full partners: Andy...
11:24 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Are you ready for Pitch Roulette at The Europas?
 At The Europas Startup Conference and Awards — the new type of tech conference devised in partnership with TechCrunch — we will have a number of amazing speakers many of whom are VCs...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Midokura raises $20M Series B round for its network virtualization platform
 Network virtualization specialist Midokura today announcedit has raised a $20 million Series B round with participation from Japanese fintech company Simplex and existing investors like Allen Mi...
09:41 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Tonsser wants to discover the soccer star of tomorrow
 Copenhagen-based Tonsser is on a mission to discover the soccer star of tomorrow. The startup has been quietly toiling away building a vertical social network aimed primarily at youth soccer pla...
09:35 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch UK surveillance bill passes House of Commons with bulk powers facing review
 The UK government’s controversial Investigatory Powers bill easily passed a vote in the House of Commons yesterday, with 444 votes in favor and 69 against, after securing support from the ...
09:25 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch HTC finally hires a new CFO after more than two years of searching
 HTC started looking for a new CFO in May 2014 and, more than two years later, the long hunt is finally over after it announced that Peter Shen, formerly of Taiwan-based Inotera Memories and HP, ...
07:40 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Fujitsu signs deal to integrate Box cloud storage into its enterprise software
 Box just inked one of its biggest deals in Asia so far as it focuses on international growth. Fujitsu, one of Japan’s largest IT services providers, announced today that it has made a stra...
06:59 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Operas power-saving mode lands in its stable release channel
 A few weeks ago, Opera announced a new feature for its browser on Windows and OS X that aims to make thebatteries in your laptop last longer. Until now, this feature was only available in Opera&...
05:30 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon will pump $3B more into its Indian marketplace as it competes with Snapdeal and Flipkart
 Amazon plans to put $3 billion more into its Indian e-commerce site, said founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. The investment was announced Tuesday evening at the U.S.-India Business Council’s 41st...
04:57 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Rakuten to exit the UK, Austria and Spain as global retrenchment continues
 Rakuten is downsizing its international presence once again after Japan’s top e-commerce firm announced plans to shutter its e-commerce businesses in the UK, Spain and Austria. Read More ...
03:23 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch Astronauts have entered an inflatable habitat on the space station for the first time
 This week, astronauts successfully entered the International Space Station’s first inflatable [email protected]_Jeff enters @BigelowSpace #BEAM for first time to collect air sample and set u...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, June 8, 2016
Techcrunch The battle for the post-digital world
 Marketing in a post-digital world was a major theme of the 2016 Forrester Research Marketing Forum. At the event, analyst Carl Doty defined the post-digital world as one in which digital is embe...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Silicon Valley shows its primary colors
 Chris Sacca, an early investor in Twitter, Uber and Instagram, also bet early on Clinton, contributing to her campaign in July 2006. Bill Gates and Sheryl Sandberg both contributed to Clinton in...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Celonis takes $27.5M led by Accel, 83North to grow the market for big data process mining
 How dobig businesses optimize IT-drivenprocesses? Often by hiring management consultants to cast an expert eye over digital traceries and deliverrecommendations for improvingcore operations like...
10:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Is Formula E the future of racing?
 There are only tworaces left in Formula E’s second season, making this as good a time as any to review whether electric racing is the future of motor sports. I tend to think it is the futu...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Leicas X-U is a pricey adventure camera
 There’s a first time for everything, even for the German camera manufacturer of fame: Leica. Read More ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Questions you need to ask your VC
 Most entrepreneurs focus on the hard economics of the deal when they negotiate with investors: percentage ownership, valuation, preferences and other terms. Those things are all important —...
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Googles VR prototypes give you charming and strangely expressive googly eyes
 How best to represent a person in virtual space? A square with their avatar picture on it? Too Slack. A custom face crafted with a million sliders? Too Second Life. A 3D scan of their face? Too ...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Secrets founder returns with Bold, a Medium for enterprise
 David Byttow learned just how much goes unsaid inside companies while he was running Secret. Blasting private information out publicly causes harassment, which led Secret to flame out and give i...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Googles new app makes your iOS Live Photos less shaky and more awesome
 By design, most people don’t really think about Apple’s Live Photos. You take your still photos as you always would, and iOS captures extra footage and makes a little animation out o...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Good for PoC launching to identify inclusive tech companies
 It’s hard to know which tech companies will be good to work for, until you’re actually there. Sure, there’s Glassdoor, but that doesn’t let you see what it’s like t...
07:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch T-Mobile thanks customers with a new freebies app that hasnt worked all day
 Hey T-Mobile, this is not how you go about thanking your customers! Yesterday, the mobile operator announced its latest “un-carrier” move– this time, its latest gimmick involve...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch The unsexiest trillion dollar startup
 Steve Jobs went ballistic when public shipping manifests leaked the existence of the iPhone 3G. That’s about the only time something exciting happened in the freight forwarding business. T...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch The unsexiest trillion-dollar startup
 Steve Jobs went ballistic when public shipping manifests leaked the existence of the iPhone 3G. That’s about the only time something exciting happened in the freight forwarding business. T...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Software is still eating the world
 Marc Andreessen penned his famous “Why Software Is Eating the World” essay five years ago. Today, the idea that “every company needs to become a software company” is cons...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches new certification program for software development agencies
 Google today announced a newcertification program for development agencies.The idea behind the program is to recognize agencies that “have undergone the required training and have demonstr...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tivoli Audios founder launches a Kickstarter campaign for his new companys internet radios
 Over the past several years, Massachusetts-based Tivoli Audio has made a name for itself with high-end internet radios, combining classic aesthetics with online connectivity that lets users, say...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch How a 30K-member Facebook group filled the void left by Uber and Lyft in Austin
 Exactly a month ago, Uber and Lyft paused operations in Austin after voters defeated Proposition 1, an attempt to overturn mandatory fingerprint-based background checks forUber and Lyft drivers ...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts Sprightly app lets you create professional designs from your smartphone
 Microsoft is taking on Adobe Spark Postand startups like Canva with its new app Sprightly, available today on iOS. Similar to its competitors, the app promises an easy way for smaller businesses...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Google is bringing new ad types to AMP, including those annoying flying carpet ads
 AMP, which is essentially Google’s answer to Facebook’s fast-loading Instant Pages, first launched on Google’s mobile search results pages but it’s now being integrated i...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch The Powerpuff Girls will save the world through coding while tutoring viewers in Scratch
 When you’re a trio of superpowered kindergarteners tasked with saving the world on a weeklybasis, you’ve got to use every tool in the old toybox. Thankfully for an animated world con...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat adds previews and subscriptions to Discover channels
 Snapchat combines the best of social networks, magazines, and television in a redesign of its omni-entertainment app. You’ll now see image and headline previews of the content inside Disco...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat uncovers Discover
 Snapchat combines the best of social networks, magazines, and television in a redesign of its omni-entertainment app. You’ll now see image and headline previews of the content inside Disco...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Preply pulls in $1.3M to expand its tutoring marketplace in Europe
 Edtech startup Preply, which has built an online marketplace for finding and booking private tutors for a range of subjects, has closed a $1.3 million seed round. It supports booking of both in-...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter intros three new ways to embed timelines
 For developers and publishers, organizing and embedding multiple Twitter timelines is often a calculated effort, but this morning the social network has added three new ways to make iteasier. In...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Jabra goes behind-the-neck with the Halo Smart Bluetooth headphones
 Jabra’s been making moves over the past several years in an attempt to shake up its image as solely an office headset manufacturer. Of course, the Copenhagen-basedtechnology company is sti...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Flags new app offers free, ad-supported photo prints, no shipping fees required
 A new application called Flag has launched on the App Store, promising user free photo prints that are actually free – there are not shipping or handling charges, nor is a credit card requ...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Warcraft director Duncan Jones: I wanted to make a great film
 Oh God, another video game movie? Well, Duncan Jones knows the track record here. “I would struggle to think of any other video game movie that can be described as a great movie,” he...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Lenovo gets serious about VR with Movidius partnership
 Today, Movidius announced that electronics behemoth Lenovo is the latest company to adopt their tiny, low-power (sub-one-watt) Myriad 2 visual processing unit (VPU) “to provide advanced vi...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Lending Robot makes Lending Club investing easy as setting screen brightness
 Thanks to Lending Robot, even those who took their finance lessons from Margot Robbie and Anthony Bourdain in “The Big Short” can invest inloansvia primary and secondary markets. Use...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Equity crowdfunding is now legal, but dont expect anything to change just yet
 Equity crowdfunding is now legal in the United States. Four years in the making, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) finally entered into force on May 16. Prior to this, ...
02:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch CrowdFlower raises $10M to combine artificial intelligence with crowdsourced labor
 CrowdFlower is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series D funding.The round was led by Microsoft, with participation from Canvas Ventures and Trinity Ventures. The San Francisco-based...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch AutoLotto launches its mobile Powerball app
 Purchasing a lottery ticket is usually a simple thing. Maybe too simple. But holding onto tickets long enough to check the numbers and redeem any winners requires more effort than many would pre...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Swarm launches Perks and Challenges so you can get real-world rewards
 For the last year, the team at Foursquare has been working relentlessly to turn Swarm into something fun. In many respects, checking in on Swarm is playing a game, and now the company is ready t...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Swarm launches Perks so you can get real-world rewards
 For the last year, the team at Foursquare has been working relentlessly to turn Swarm into something fun. In many respects, checking in on Swarm is playing a game, and now the company is ready t...
01:57 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook tests more discreet notifications, instead of tagging friends
 This morning, a friend tagged me on a Facebook post that showed someone hula hooping with her…um, well…her butt. Apparently, he thought this was funny. Thankfully, I have Timeline Re...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Get your Startup Battlefield applications in now!
 Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open.We’re looking for new, yet-to-launch startups to debut on stage in front of top investors and a massive audience.Former ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Egnyte pushes beyond storage into document protection
 Egnyte has gotten as creative as it could as an online storage company. You could store your fileson Egnyte in the cloud, on prem or with a competingstorage service if you liked, but the company...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger bug allowed researchers to change conversation history
 Security researchers discovered a bug in Facebook Messenger that would allow an attacker tomodify or remove text, pictures, links, and other data from chats in the Messenger Android app and in d...
12:48 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Celebrate entrepreneurship at Disrupt SF 2016 with Apoorva Mehta, Emmett Shear and Sebastian Thrun
 Disrupt SF will roll into town this September and the speaker lineup is absolutely amazing.As the show approaches, we’ll announce the speakers and startups that will take the Disrupt stage...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Conversable chatbot will offer allergy info along with a side of Wingstop wings
 Conversable, a conversational commercestartup seeking to bolster relationships between brands and consumers, is announcing a partnership today with Wingstop. Users will be able to order food, in...
12:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Telecom giant Telenor launches a digital health service for emerging markets
 There’s a new company entering the mobile healthcare space in Asia, and it is perhaps an unlikely name. That’s because telecom giant Telenor has launched Tonic, a service that provid...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch New Snowden document reveals UK spy agency warned of too much data risk in 2010
 Another document from the original cache leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 has just been published by The Intercept, and it further bolsters the view that government intelligenc...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch iContainers, Expedia for transporting freight internationally, raises $6.7 million
 iContainers, a startup with ambitions to make moving goods from warehouse to warehouse anywhere in the world as easy as booking a hotel room, closed $6.7 million in growth capital today led by S...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce expands Trailhead training as it envisions a world of citizen developers
 If every company is a software company, perhapsevery line of business (LoB) employee should be a programmer. That would be appear to be the idea behind Salesforce’s massive TrailheaDX anno...
11:37 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Helpshift raises $23M led by Microsoft, Salesforce for a chat tool that helps with CRM in apps
 As more of our day-to-day services maketheshift to digital platforms, a startup that has builta customer caretool to help us through some of the pain points in mobile apps has closeda Series B r...
11:32 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify hires Lady Gagas former manager Troy Carter to counter Tidal and Apple exclusives
 Troy Carter has confirmed yesterday’s report from Hits Daily Double that he’s now going to work for Spotify as Global Head of Creator Services. He shared a message on his Facebook ac...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch A startup that pays cash to buy homes now offers money-back guarantee
 Opendoor, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based startup is a swing-for-the fences type of betduring a time when the most ambitious startups are suddenly less fashionable than theyonce were. That&#...
09:39 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Meetup in Stockholm is tonight
 Stockholm, I have two things to tell you. First, you look so pretty today. I think I’m never leaving your country again. Second, the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Stockholm is t-o-n-i-g...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Healthcare booking platform DocPlanner scores $20M Series C and merges with Doctoralia
 Europe’s DocPlanner, an online booking platform for healthcare appointments, has raised a $20 million Series C round, and at the same time is announcing a merger with Spain’s Doctora...
08:32 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Smartphone sales growth will drop to single digits in 2016, says Gartner
 Analyst Gartner is expecting a big drop in smartphone sales growth, projecting the marketwill shrinkfrom 14.4 per cent growth in 2015 to just 7 per cent in 2016 — with only 1.5 billion sma...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Hiri wants to fix the workplace email problem
 Hiri is the latest startup trying to fix email. Specifically, the Dublin-based company is targeting workplace email with an array of features that aim to nudge users to change their email behavi...
04:54 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon will make a $3B second-round bid for Yahoos Internet business, says WSJ
 Verizon may be moving closer towards purchasing Yahoo’s main Internet assets. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, the telecommunications giant wants to make a $3 billion ...
04:44 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch YCs Instabug raises $1.7M Seed round led by Accel to grow beyond bugs
 I came across Instabug when I was in Cairo in 2013. Little did I know that this plucky startup, born in the Arab Spring, would eventually make it through Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class. ...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Mark Zuckerberg Hacked
Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Planner a Trello competitor, T-mobile is giving away a share of the company to all it’s customers, you could potentially even get up to 100 shares, Facebook is disabl...
02:45 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram enables iOS share extensions to make posting photos faster
 The latest Instagram update makes it easier to post from other iOS apps. Instagram has enabled share extensions, which means users can now send pictures directly to their feeds from apps like Ph...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tips for miitigating the risks of rookie founders from Spark Capitals Bijan Sabet
 Ultimately, the checklist for first time founders going out to raise money never ends. However, the common thread throughout is the importance of being strategic. Read More ...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tips for mitigating the risks of rookie founders from Spark Capitals Bijan Sabet
 Ultimately, the checklist for first time founders going out to raise money never ends. However, the common thread throughout is the importance of being strategic. Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Why the recent hype about insurance tech will be just the beginning
 For those who follow technological innovation, it can often seem like certain areas of investor enthusiasm come out of nowhere — suddenly and with huge momentum. The wave analogy is often ...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Blue Origin continues successful, record-setting year with another NASA contract
 Blue Origin, the rocket company started byJeff Bezos, has partnered with NASA to fly and test technology payloads on suborbital flights with the New Shepard launch vehicle. Bezos’ company ...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, June 7, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers find a way to snoop on you through your phones vibration motor
 Cover up your webcam, disable microphone access and put on your tinfoil hat — but it won’t make any difference, because the Illuminati can get at you through your phone’s vibra...
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Waking up with Pavloks wrist-shocking wearable alarm clock
 I can’t help but think about shock collars when I wrap the bright orange silicone around my wrist. They’ve always seemed fairly cruel. And yet, here I go, putting one on myself ̵...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Hibob raises $7.5M to help SMEs manage their people (and those pesky workplace pensions)
 Hibob — yes we’re running that low on company names — is a new U.K. startup building out a cloud platform that helps businesses manage their people. Read More ...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch $30M Stampede 2 supercomputer will provide 18 petaflops of data-crunching power to researchers nationwide
 Watch out, global supercomputer Top 5, there’s a new contender. Or at least there will be soon, once the $30 million Stampede 2 is up and running. With 18 petaflops peak processing capacit...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Photo-sharing app for health professionals, Figure1, adds direct messaging
 Figure1, which started out as a photo-sharing app for medical professionals, has quietly added direct messaging to its platform, showing signs the startup wants to be more of a Facebook and less...
08:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch T-Mobile is giving every customer a share of its stock
 T-Mobile had another of its un-carrier events today, whichnow have so many regular giveaways they are starting to look like an episode of Oprah. First, the company announced that every current T...
07:03 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch SOLS CEO Kegan Schouwenburg on the ups and downs of running a 3D printed orthotics startup
“Sometimes I think back on that moment and think I must have been utterly insane,” Kegan Schouwenburg says with a laugh. “In retrospect, we were bringing out a new product with a new...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch DOZ launches Quoter, a semi-automated service to get a quote and hire marketing freelancers
 While DOZ has been around for a while, the company is adding a nifty brick to its product offering with an automated tool to get a quote and launch a marketing campaign. Compared to good old mar...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Uber intros pause, discounts, and other quality-of-life features on new driver-focused blog
 The debut post on Uber’s new driver-focused “Behind the Wheel” blog brings with it several features those very drivers may find useful — especially when clocking out. Rea...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft officially launches Planner, its Trello competitor
 The Microsoft Office lineup is getting a new additiontoday: Microsoft Planner, team collaboration softwarethat lets you visually organize plans, assign tasks, share files, chat and more. The new...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft bets on Apache Spark to power its big data and analytics services
 Microsoft today announced that it is making a serious commitment to the open source Apache Sparkcluster computing framework. After dipping its toes into the Spark ecosystem last year, the compan...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Live attacks Twitch with game streaming
 If people spend a lot of time doing something on the Internet, you can bet Facebook wants a piece. Its latest conquest attempt is the video game streaming business ruled by Twitch and YouTube. T...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Unscaling politics
 America’s two major political parties are in the process of being unscaled. They’re being pulled apart and disrupted like so many other industries and institutions today. Pundits bla...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Supreme Court rejects Google appeal in class action lawsuit from advertisers
 The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Google to throw out a class action lawsuit from California advertisers. Those advertisers are alleging that by not informing them that ...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Dashlane launches a password management tool for the enterprise
 Keeping your passwords safe, updated, strong and less vulnerable to hacks is a challenge for everyone – even a few of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s online accounts were hacked over ...
02:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Chinas Bitauto raises $300M, with Baidu, JD.com and Tencent each chipping in $50M
 As the on-demand transportationindustrycontinues to heat up in China, one of the bigger online marketplaces for cars is also capitalizing on the growth. Bitauto Holdings — which both opera...
02:19 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Refinery29 launches in Germany
 Refinery29, the fast-growing media company focused on women, has today announced its expansion into Germany.Refinery29.de will be the first non-English property owned by Refinery29, and the seco...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Xbox One is getting Cortana in summer update
 Apple TV has Siri. Fire TV has Alexa. And now the Xbox will have Microsoft’s own virtual assistant, Cortana. The company announced this morning a summer update for its Xbox One that will i...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Lets meet in Warsaw and Krakow next week
 It’s that time again: EuroBiggs arrives in Poland and would like to enjoy a Lech with you all. I’ll be in Poland for a week and would love to meet up in Warsaw on the 13th and in Kra...
11:19 am GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch SoftBank is selling almost all of its shares in games firm GungHo for $685M
 SoftBank is continuing to divest some of its major shareholdings after the Japanese firm announced plans to sell around $685 million in stock from games firm GungHo. Read More ...
09:41 am GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix is making its first original series out of India
 Netflix has been keen to stress its new global focus since it launched into more than 100 new countries in January. That approach is not just about being available worldwide, it includes program...
09:31 am GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Zuckerbergs Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn accounts hacked
 Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been targeted by hackers who were yesterday able to briefly gain control of several of his social media accounts, some of which were defaced. Read More ...
08:27 am GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch South Korean home cleaning startup Miso joins Y Combinators new class
 Miso, a home cleaning service in South Korea, wants to sweep up some ambitious growth goals after being accepted into Y Combinator’s summer class. The startup’s founders will join th...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Swiss reject universal basic income in public referendum
 The people of Switzerland have rejected a proposal to give a universal basic income (UBI) to every citizen, with almost 77 per cent saying ‘no’ vs 23 per cent in favor. Read More ...
07:09 am GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Stockholm, this is your last chance to buy tickets to the meetup tomorrow
 The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Stockholm is literally right around the corner — in fact it’s happening tomorrow on June 7. I’m currently sitting at the airport in Paris, ...
05:56 am GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Groupon is selling its Indonesia business to fitness membership startup KFit
 Groupon continues to streamline its business in Asia after it announced the sale of its operations in Indonesia to a somewhat unlikely buyer. KFit, a startup that sells gym and fitness membershi...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch Fintech is playing the long game
 Our team has been actively investing in fintech for the past two years. In addition to reading pitches from hundreds of companies and meeting with dozens, half of our team has worked in the fina...
01:30 am GMT - Mon, June 6, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: For CUNY Professor Jeff Jarvis, Donald Trump is the emperor troll
 Both Trump and Sanders, Jarvis argues, are tied together by their anger and their narcissistic use of traditional political platforms and parties to get individual attention. Read More ...
10:56 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch The Alfieri Firenze brings a bubbly touch to the traditional watch
 Like tea and toddler’s birthday parties, everything is better with bubbles. This interesting new Kickstarter watch has a unique “bubble” or convex track around its face, a feat...
10:56 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch The Alvieri Firenze brings a bubbly touch to the traditional watch
 Like tea and toddler’s birthday parties, everything is better with bubbles. This interesting new Kickstarter watch has a unique “bubble” or convex track around its face, a feat...
10:50 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch American Airlines strikes a deal with ViaSat to bring satellite WiFi to 100 planes
 American Airlines has gone non-Gogo, striking a deal with Southern Californian communications company ViaSat to bring satellite-powered WiFi to 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts by September of next ...
10:34 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch Vive la France! Vive la Tech! But do these two great tastes taste great together?
 I spent last week on a junket in Paris, paid for by the French government, visiting the various hubs and spokes of the burgeoning French startup scene. I don’t think they’ll invite m...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch Why patent trolls wont give up
 In Return of the Jedi, Yoda tells Luke “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.” Luckily for me, this didn’t apply to the...
08:32 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch Boses QuietComfort headphones finally go wireless
 The Bose name has more or less been synonymous with the words “noise cancelling.” As for wireless? Not so much. The headphone maker has dragged its feet when it comes to cutting the ...
07:20 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch Finlands hot startup scene crackles at Arctic 15
 Silicon Valley may be the startup center of the universe, but it’s far from alone when it comes to a concentration of good ideas. Innovation and creativity aren’t confined to any one...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch Ousta is driving ride-hailing expansion in Egypt
 With its major cities congested with traffic — taxi cabs, public transports and, lately, ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps — Egypt apparently still needs more when it comes to trans...
04:01 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch Atari is embracing the Internet of Things with new smart home devices
 Admittedly, Atari isn’t the entertainment powerhouse it once was. The company has spent the last few years digging attempting to reinvent itself after declaring bankruptcy in 2013, focusin...
03:13 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch The FBI is working on a tattoo tracking system that has privacy groups up in arms
 According to research unearthed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the FBI has teamed with government scientists to work on a technology system designed to track tattoos.In 2014, the Imaging...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch Why an inevitable bust of the tech boom wont be such a bad thing
 Silicon Valley is experiencing an extended boom that has only recently shown signs of fatigue. Many observers portend an ominous environment ripe for a bust similar to the early 2000s. Yes, ther...
01:46 pm GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch The US Army is deploying smart earplugs that block out loud noises and enhance quiet ones
 TCAPS – that’s Tactical Communication and Protective System – are a sort of combo connected earplug/hearing aid currently being deployedby the US Army to both reduce hearing lo...
02:01 am GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch Tor Project developer steps down amid sexual mistreatment allegations
 The Tor Project confirmedtoday thatone of its prominent developers, Jacob Appelbaum, stepped down in response to what it called “public allegations of sexual mistreatment.” The Tor P...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, June 5, 2016
Techcrunch Innovations in 3D printing
 Ten miles north of Barcelona lies a centuries-old hotbed for ink technology. Founded in the 9th century, the Monastery of Sant Cugat ushered in Spain’s era of ink and scrolls. Nearby, a 21...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 4, 2016
Techcrunch How chief information officers become chief innovation officers
 In the early 1900s, large organizations needed another type of CEO: Chief Electricity Officer. Before there was an accessible and reliable power grid to plug into, organizations that needed elec...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 4, 2016
Techcrunch Manhattan CRE prices spark a mass exodus of startups to Brooklyn
 Manhattan, once the mecca for technology and innovation on the east coast, is now losing ground to the Outer Boroughs. Massive growth has led to high rents and lack of space for burgeoning busin...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 4, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Hold the Lettuce
 The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Rob DeSisto, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Thursday, June 2, 2016. Salesforce writes a big check, Bezos shows teeth as Trump a...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 4, 2016
Techcrunch Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think
 By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What m...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, June 4, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Tony Fadell Exits Nest
Tony Fadell the Founder and CEO of Nest has Stepped down and is being replaced by Marwan Fawaz, Seene a 3D Modeling App was acquired by Snapchat, Glassdoor raises 40 Million Dollars valueing it at a c...
12:04 am GMT - Sat, June 4, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook is disabling messaging in its mobile web app to push people to Messenger
 Facebook is removing the messaging capability from its mobile web application, according to a notice being served to users: “Your conversations are moving to Messenger,” it reads. We...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Are buyouts the new IPOs?
 Buyouts may replace IPOs as the exit of choice for tech companies in the coming months. This comes asthe number ofstartupsunable to exit into a frozen marketcontinues to grow. With onlytwo tech ...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch VOEZ is an addictive anime-themed rhythm game
 VOEZ is a new game out of Taiwan that is climbing the app gaming charts. It is part Rock Band, part DDR, but in a karaoke-esque setting. Put simply, VOEZ is an anime-themed rhythm game. You need...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Hey, Im John, a new summer writing intern at TechCrunch
 Hi, I’m John and I am super pumped to be TechCrunch’s new summer writing intern. As a venture-capital obsessed Michigan Wolverine, I’m thrilled to be thawing out in the startup...
08:23 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Tony Fadell exits Nest, Marwan Fawaz to step in as CEO
 Can’t say we saw this coming. In a surprise post today on the official Nest blog, co-founder Tony Fadell announced that he will be exiting his role as CEO of Nest, in favor of an advisory ...
08:08 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Recharge, used to book hotel rooms by the minute, raises $2.3 million
 Recharge, a year-old, San Francisco-based company whose app enables users to book a stay in a hotel for just 67 cents a minute, or $40 an hour, has closed on $2.3 million in seed funding. Binary...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Drones: Putting Chinas economy on autopilot
 The global drone market has been rapidly expanding, attracting loyal consumers while integrating itself as an emerging pillar in the technological sector. One country that has seen an extremely ...
07:54 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb begins testing City Hosts program to give guests guided one-of-a-kind experiences
 Airbnb has long lauded their ability to give gueststhe ability to have a really unique vacation experiences that go beyond just staying in bland and forgettable hotel rooms. Now the company is l...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Startup Step-By-Step: The Battle
 Every battle is won before it is fought. This bit of pop wisdom, brought down to us from Sun Tzu and countless motivational speakers, is the koan for a generation of can-do entrepreneurs. But th...
06:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Navy researchers develop Iron Man style in-helmet HUD for divers
 Researchers at the U.S. Navy have created a high-tech, in-helmet display for divers in the service that looks like something out of “Iron Man” — perhaps one of Stark’s ea...
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free
 “We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!” In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an a...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch New Warcraft featurette shows off the movies Easter eggs and real sets
 The Warcraft movie, a fantasy action film based on the popular video game franchise, is coming out next week. To whet your appetite, here’s a new behind-the-scenes featurette from Universa...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Lifeliqe debuts VR-enabled educational content to keep kids interested in learning
 San Francisco-based startup Lifeliqe (pronounced “life like”) debuted and demoed its new virtual reality, educational content experience from the floor of the Augmented World Expo 20...
05:18 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Instagrams new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes live for all
 If you’re looking at your Instagram today, you might notice something has changed: older posts from friends and other accounts you care about are now appearing above those that were shared...
05:18 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Instagrams new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes live
 If you’re looking at your Instagram today, you might notice something has changed: older posts from friends and other accounts you care about are now appearing above those that were shared...
04:43 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch In a VR world
 In 1895, audiences sat down to watch “L’Arrive d’un Train en Gare de La Ciotat,” an early film that showed a train pulling into a station. Legend has it that when viewers...
04:42 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the TechCrunch Meetup Pitch-off in Berlin!
 Hallo Berlin! Did you miss us? We missed you which is why we’re returning for a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off on 14 July, in conjunction with the incredibly fun conference, Tech Open Air.I...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital
 The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. Like in year’s past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Par...
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch How to listen to, and delete, your Google Now voice history
 Google might be eavesdropping more than you had originally imagined, though not on purpose. Since June 2015, Google has been storing personal data on its users on a website, where users only hav...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch PHINDs new app will help you discover places, see if theyre buzzing
 A visual technology and search startup called PHIND took the stage at last year’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY to debut what it was then calling a “Shazam for places” R...
04:07 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch This is your last day to apply for the TC Pitch-offs in Austin and Seattle
 This is your last chance. At the end of the day, applications will close for the TC Pitch-offs, going down in Austin and Seattle in a couple of weeks. And I don’t want you to miss out. We&...
03:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat secretly acquires Seene, a computer vision startup that lets mobile users make 3D selfies
 Snapchat has acquired Seene (also known as Obvious Engineering) a couple of months ago, TechCrunch has learned.Seene lets you capture 3D models from your phone with a simple smartphone camera. S...
02:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch MLB All-Star Ivan Rodriguez is joining a VC fund
 Baseball legend Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who is now up for nomination for the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame, is joining a venture capital fund. Pudge is joiningz9 Capital, a $25M fund ba...
02:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Tronc off
 It’s junior year in the elongated, two-hundred-year long college education of American media and things are getting weird. The nerds are still playing pinochle and hanging out in the libra...
02:09 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Alexa now has over 1,000 Skills, up from 135 in January
 Amazon’s Echo speaker, and its descendents, Dot and Tap, are growing in popularity as consumers’ preferred “smart” speakers and the voice computing platform for the home....
12:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch These are the startups pitching at TechCrunch Stockholm, June 7
 We’re delighted to announce the startups pitching at the TechCrunch Stockholm Meetup + Pitch-Off . The winner of the pitch will get a booth in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt in London...
12:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Why angel money is better than institutional money
 Angel funding is only for the very early stages of the funding cycle, right? Wrong, according to Jessica Mah, founder and chief executive of inDinero. “By 2019, I will have raised $20m in ...
11:05 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Glassdoor raises $40M, valued around $1B, to bring more transparency to the job market
 As the job market becomes more competitive in some industries and unemployment holds steady and even drops in certain regions, job site Glassdoor is reaping some of the rewards. The company R...
11:05 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Glassdoor raises $40M, valued around $1B, for a job search platform with peer reviews
 As the job market becomes more competitive in some industries and unemployment holds steady and even drops in certain regions, job site Glassdoor is reaping some of the rewards. The company R...
09:02 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Pay debuts in Spain, its first European market
 Samsung Pay has launched in Spain, its first European country. This gives the mobile payment service a headstart over competitors Apple Pay and Android Pay, since the two haven’t landed in...
06:52 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch After a long delay, Line may hold an initial public offering
 After postponing it for two years, Line may finally go public. According to reports from the International Financing Review and the Wall Street Journal this week, the company, which is best know...
05:41 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Uber: Well be Chinas number one taxi app within a year
 Uber says it is on course to topple bitter rival Didi Chuxing and become China’s most popular ride-on demand service as soon as next year. Read More ...
04:01 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Walmart will test last-mile grocery delivery via Uber, Lyft and Deliv
 Walmart and Sam’s Club will begin testing last-mile grocery delivery that uses services including Uber, Lyft and Deliv, to bring customers’ orders to their homes. The announcement is...
03:14 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Talking Brazil with Accels Kevin Efrusy
 As you might have noticed, things aren’t going so well in Brazil. Its economy shrank 5.4 percent in the first quarter, according to government figures released yesterday. Its president,Dil...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Brand New Emojis
Head of Hillary Clinton Campaign Says he filed a FOIA request for UFO Documents, Instacart has partnered with the food network to shop for your favorite recipes, There are a bunch of new Emoji’s...
01:17 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Accelerator startup DefinedCrowd connects machine learning with native speakers
 Part of Microsoft Accelerator’s batch 3 of startups, DefinedCrowd is filling a niche in the big data and machine learning community, providing near-real-time feeds of rich language data, c...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch A micro VC firm in Sacramento raises a fast second fund
 There may be more VCs per capita in California than anywhere else in the world, but they aren’t paying much attention to what’s happening in and around the state’s capital of S...
12:16 am GMT - Fri, June 3, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with Ricohs new waterproof action cam, WG-M2
 When you think action cams, any number of brands spring to mind. Ricoh may not be one of them, but on paper, the WG-M2 from Ricoh has the perfect combination of features if you like your adventu...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Sean Rad says Tinder will be more trans-friendly
 Tinder is set to unveil a new experience for transgender users within the next couple of months.Thus far, the app has never accounted for the non-gender-conforming demographic, instead exclusive...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Theimpendingbotbacklash
 Everyone seems to be jumping on the bot bandwagon. Chatbots are not only being touted as the end of apps, but also the next paradigm in human-computer interaction — and, if you believe the...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Uber accused of wage stealing in new lawsuit from New York drivers
 The New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) and 10 Uber drivers have filed a lawsuit against the company, accusingUber ofstealing wages.Thegroup representing 5,000 Uber drivers in New York filed ...
10:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 It was a short week with big news, as tech headlines saw two monster enterprise acquisitions, Mary Meeker released the annual Internet Trends Report, and Uber got a its biggest round of funding ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch You can now use Apple Pay to pay for Seamless and Grubhub deliveries
 Delivery fiends rejoice, you can now use Apple Pay to get your food delivered even faster. Grubhub just rolled out an update to the Grubhub and Seamless iOS apps that let customers check out usi...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Tribune Publishing rebrands as tronc, terrible puns ensue
 Tribune Publishing, owner of newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, just announced that starting on June 20, it will rebrand as tronc*, Inc. — short for “tri...
09:42 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook kills off Notify news app
 Facebook’s attempt at a real-time, notification-based news app is shutting down. Today Facebook sent an alert to users telling them “Thanks for using Notify. We’re transitionin...
09:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Apple App Store goes down
 It appears that the Apple App Store, on both mobile and desktop, is experiencing some technical difficulty.The outage is reported to have started around 3:30pm ET, and Apple’s Support site...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung debuts truly wireless exercise earbuds and a new version of the Gear Fit
 The field is getting mighty crowded, but Samsung’s not backing down from its big fitness push. Today the company is unveiling two new wearables — an update to its Gear Fit activity t...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Wype will come clean your car where it sits
 Recently, I wrote about Wyper, the Tinder of car shopping. That prompted Andy Kim, cofounder of Wype, to contact me. His business is one letter off from Wyper, after all, so in the interest of d...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Want your app to be #1 on the App Store? Just give away a free sandwich
 Chick-fil-A just launched Chick-fil-A One, their new app that offers mobile payments, order ahead, arewards program and more. Specifically, customers will be able to customize their order on the...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Commerce at Twitter is not dead
 The reports of commerce’s death at Twitter have been greatly exaggerated, according to a tweetstorm by Nathan Hubbard, Twitter’s head of commerce. Last month BuzzFeed reported that J...
08:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch 21 Elon Musk quotes that give us a glimpse inside his brain
 There is something magnetic about Elon Musk. A visionary, the CEO of two companies, and a builder of the future, Musk has a way of discussing highly complex topics;from space travel to the busin...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Eric Schmidt says its time to ignore petty politics and focus on transformative tech
 When Eric Schmidt took the stage today in New York City, he spent less time talking about business at Google (where he was previously CEO and now serves as executive chairman of parent company A...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Clinton campaign head says he filed FOIA request for UFO documents
 Hillary Clinton has often been depicted as an enemy of government transparency in the long-running controversy over her use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. It ...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Occipital Buys Replica Labs To Help Turn Your Living Room Into A Video Game Sooner
 As the tech world chips away at making virtual reality a Thing, augmented reality — VR’s less-flashy-but-equally-awesome cousin, the idea of blending 3D models and visuals into a vie...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Let it beep: Googles self-driving cars may now honk, hum, and pip
 The Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest is a yearly competition in which writers attempt to create the worst possible opening sentence to a novel. Google, for several reasons, should enter this year &...
07:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Bay Area Uber drivers in a worker misclassification lawsuit ask lead lawyer to step down
 A group of angry Uber drivers say they’ve been screwed over by their own lawyers in a worker misclassification lawsuit and are asking lead attorney representing the drivers in the case, Sh...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Visa made an NFC mobile payment ring for Olympic athletes in Rio
 This is probably pretty far down everyone’s list of necessary Olympic athletic equipment to pack for the2016 Rio games, but Visa’s gonna be Visa, because it’s everywhere you wa...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Gawker CEO Nick Denton goes after thin-skinned Silicon Valley billionaires
 Gawker Media CEO Nick Denton joined Kara Swisher on stage at Vox Media’s Code Conference next to an empty chair — reserved for Peter Thiel, who is involved in a lawsuit against Gawke...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Edtech startup Udemy raises $60 million from Naspers for international expansion
 The venture arm of Naspers Ltd. has invested $60 million in Udemy, an online marketplace for education. For the unfamiliar, Naspers is a Johannesburg-listed tech and media firm that operates rob...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Prima donna engineers
 In a world where engineers truly are the new rock stars and markets continue to be moderately funded, it is not uncommon to witness or experience the engineering “prima donna effect.”...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch VSCO is rolling out redesigned iOS and Android apps
 VSCO, the popular image editing app, is getting a complete redesign on both the Android and iOS platforms, which will be rolling out in the coming weeks. Most of the new key features are improve...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Stanfords Jackrabbot robot will attempt to learn the arcane and unspoken rules of pedestrians
 It’s hard enough for a grown human to figure out how to navigate a crowd sometimes — so what chance does a clumsy and naive robot have? To prevent future collisions and awkward ̶...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Medium acquires Superfeedr, a real-time API that supercharges your feeds
 Medium has acquired a small startup called Superfeedr, an API to turbocharge the way you handle RSS, Atom and JSON feeds. For a company like Medium, Superfeedr can generate feeds with a ton of i...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 06.02.16
 Gillmor Gang – Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Rob DeSisto and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today, June 2 2016, starting at 10amPT/1pmET.Our live chat stream during the sh...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Selfie, Shrug, ROFL, Face Palm, Whiskey, Clowns and more among new emoji arriving in June
 New emoji are coming! The organization that approves new emoji before they hit your keyboard has just announced 72 moreemoji which will be added to the Unicode standard (Unicode 9.0) later this ...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Loot Crate, the subscription startup for fans and geeks, raises $18.5M
 Geeky commerce startup Loot Crate is announcing that it has raised $18.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from Breakwater Investment Managem...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Pebbles new Core pocket computer will ship with Alexa voice integration
 Sure Pebble put its best forward when it launched not one but three new products the other week, but a startup’s got to stagger a little bit of news to keep us interested ahead of launch (...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches a simpler website testing tool aimed at small businesses
 Google today is launching a new tool aimed at helping business owners determine how well their website performs on the mobile web, including on both smartphones and tablets. Given that mobile se...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Roll up! Roll up! Sign up for our meetup and pitch-off in Tel Aviv!
 The weather is heating up (er… in some places…) and so is the anticipation for our big meetup later this month in Tel Aviv! Presented by Leumi Tech, with participation from Blonde 2....
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch The barbell effect of machine learning.
 Machine learning will have a barbell effect on the technology landscape. On one hand, it will democratize basic intelligence through the commoditization and diffusion of services like image reco...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch The barbell effect of machine learning
 Machine learning will have a barbell effect on the technology landscape. On one hand, it will democratize basic intelligence through the commoditization and diffusion of services like image reco...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch IOT startup Notion draws $3.2 million in additional funding
 Notion, a connected home startup headquartered in Denver, closed 3.2 million in additional funding as part of the second tranche of a previous seed round from last year. XL Innovation led the de...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Disrupt SF 2016 returns to Pier 48
 Pier 48 served as the temporary home for Disrupt SF 2014 after our multi-year run atThe Concourse ended when they decided to turn the Concourse into condos. After moving to the historic Pier 70f...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Digit adds $22.5 million Series B to its savings account
 Fast moving fintech startup Digit closed a $22.5 million Series B today just a year after closing an $11.3 millionSeries A. Ribbit Capital led the round with support from all prior investors inc...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Instacart becomes the default ingredients-buying app for Food Networks websites
 Instacart this morning announced a new partnership with Food Network, which will see the grocery delivery service’s technology integrated across the network’s sizable websites, FoodN...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Internet connected bttn now half the size, adds long press
 Internet connected button maker, bttn has launched a smaller version of its push-to-activate-a-digital service gadget. Read More ...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Google tests a feature that tells you which apps to remove when you run out of room on your phone
 Running out of room on your smartphone is a problem many mobile consumers have today, thanks to sizable photo, video, and music libraries saved on their device. That means that when these userst...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch As it expands in Africa, Uber adapts to local markets and adopts cash payments
 While Uber continues its push into Africa the company is making allowances to local markets and testing unique service models users wouldn’t see in other parts of the globe. Anyone can now...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Dear auto entrepreneurs, please think outside the gearbox
 With Tesla’s growing popularity, Uber’s continued global expansion, incessant rumors of Apple’s entry into transit, the ascent of drones, Google’s exploration of self-dri...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook to enable community-activated Safety Checks
 Facebook is making its Safety Check feature more stable and easier to deploy, which means that you might start seeing more Safety Checks on the platform.Before today, engineers had to type code ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook to enable community-activated Safety Check
 Facebook is making its Safety Check feature more stable and easier to deploy, which means that you might start seeing more Safety Checks on the platform. Before today, engineers had to type...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Y Combinator accepts Women Who Code
 Women Who Code is the latest diversity non-profit to enter Y Combinator, the Silicon Valley accelerator that has helped produce companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe and Instacart. Althoug...
01:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch UK surveillance bill too broadly drafted, says human rights committee
 Another parliamentary committee that has been scrutinizing UK surveillance legislation currently before parliament says changes are needed to remove concerns the Investigatory Powers Bill would ...
01:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Uber launches UberBike in Amsterdam
 Uber is cozying up to cyclists in Amsterdam, a city where there are more bicycles than people, with the launch of UberBike. UberBike lets cyclists order a car that is equipped with a bike rack. ...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch IBM and Cisco ink IoT deal integrating Watson AI into Cisco edge routers
 IBM has been giving a pushboth toits Watson artificial intelligence and Internet of Things businessesas part of its bigger strategy to grow new streamsof revenue tooffsetdeclines in older ones. ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Wynd hits Kickstarter with a portable air filtration system
 Most startups just want to reenforce your phone caseor maybe make your speakers a bit more portable. And then there are the ones that have the weight of the world on their shoulders – the ...
12:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Its not just you, Amazon search is down
 If you’ve been trying to search for something on Amazon.com for the past few hours, you’ve been receiving a “service unavailable” Error 500. That’s because Amazon i...
12:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Its not just you, Amazon search is down *Update: its back up
 If you’ve been trying to search for something on Amazon.com for the past few hours, you’ve been receiving a “service unavailable” Error 500. That’s because Amazon i...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Tile raises $18 million to make personal belongings easy to find
 To help people find lost, stolen or misplaced personal effects with the proverbial touch of a button, a startup called Tile has raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by Bessemer Ven...
11:28 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Ken Segall, Dave McClure, Julia Hartz at The Europas Voting ends today!
 With less than 2 weeks to go to this year’s The Europas Startup Conference and Awards — the new type of tech conference devised in partnership with Techcrunch — I’m delig...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch In defense of online lending
 The marketplace industry will be just fine. It is uncertainty – rather than a fundamental flaw in the business model – that is the root cause of the sector’s present turmoil. T...
10:20 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch EU backs light-touch regulation for on-demand companies like Uber and Airbnb
 On-demand companieslike Uber and Airbnbmay be comingunder scrutiny in some European countries for allegedlycontravening local laws, but today the European Commission threw them a line of support...
09:46 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomi unveils the Mi Band 2, a Fitbit-like activity tracker for $23
 Xiaomi just unveiled a brand new wearable device, the Mi Band 2. Despite the name, it’s the company’s third fitness tracking device after the Mi Band and Mi Band Pulse. It track your...
08:23 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Indian used car platform Droom gets Series B to enter Southeast Asian markets
 Droom, one of several startups taking advantage of India’s booming secondhand vehicle market, is planning to enter new countries after raising a Series B from Beenext and Digital Garage. T...
07:15 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch On-screen guidance startup WalkMe raised $50M led by Insight, now valued around $400M
 As more people and businesses shift to digital platforms to get things done, a cloud-based platform for makinginterfaces easier to navigate continues to grow. WalkMe, which helpsguide people thr...
06:10 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch FinAccel takes on Southeast Asias lending industry with easy online credit service
 Credit card penetration is one of those problems that isn’t really a ‘problem’ in the West. In the U.S. alone, 232 million adults are said to own at least one credit card, with...
05:15 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk doesnt think Google will compete with Tesla but Apple could
 Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is watching the competition closely — includingelectric cars from existing manufacturers, and of course, potentially Apple. But he said at Vox Media’s Code...
05:10 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk wants people on Mars by 2025
 One can never underestimate the ambition of SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. After making a bold adjustment to Tesla Motors’ outlook, saying the company could produce 500,000 cars an...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch How one Italian entrepreneurs business changed after riding along with Rocket Internet
 The PIzzaBo founder’s experience may serve as yet another cautionary tale for entrepreneurs who hitch their fortunes to Germany’s startup “Rocket”. Read More ...
03:40 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Uber takes its most significant investment yet at $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia
 Uber announced today it took $3.5 billion from Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s main investment fund as part of itslatest round. The new investment is the largest to date for t...
03:34 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Tumblr blocked in China before Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary
 Tumblr is now apparently completely inaccessible in China. GreatFire.org, a non-profit that monitors censorship by the Chinese government, first spotted the lockout earlier this week. Read More ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Internet Trends Report 2016
Mary Meeker releases her annual internet trends report, sales force acquires Demandware for 2.8 Billion Dollars, Google now lets both iOS and Android users find their lost phones, Apple’s world ...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Intel CEO, known for diversity efforts, cancels Trump fundraiser
 Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, widely known for his efforts to improve diversity in the technology industry, planned to host a fundraiser at his home for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trum...
01:11 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Forbes downgrades Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes net worth from $4.5 billion to Theranothing
 Elizabeth Holmes, the once celebratedfounderof Theranos, sat at number one on Forbes list ofrichest self-made women last year but has taken quite the tumble – the media outlet has since re...
01:04 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon sues sellers for buying fake reviews
 Seller beware — if you buy reviews for your products on Amazon, the company might sue you.As part of its effort to combat fake reviews on its platform, Amazon sued three of its sellers tod...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch The trends driving electric vehicle development
 The recent unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 resulted in the largest product pre-order in history. The fact that about 400,000 people paid $1,000 each for a car they will receive in 2018 is sim...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, June 2, 2016
Techcrunch Box down 7% despite strong quarter
 Enterprise cloud storage company Box posted its first-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. Despite beating analyst expectations on revenue and earnings per share, the stock dropped 12.8...
11:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Review: TUMIs Luke Roll Top manages to be a charming business backpack
 Though the Tumi Luke Roll Top is expensive for a backpack, it partially makes up for this by taking a military-inspired look (the roll-top) and heavily stylizing it. Read More ...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Thread, the U.K. personal styling service for men, picks out 4M funding led by Beringea
 Thread, the U.K. personal styling service for men that uses a mixture of algorithms and humans to help solve the online clothes shopping problem, has raised a further round of funding. Read More...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Social Nature raises $1M to promote natural products with influencer marketing
 We write about a lot of influencer marketing companies at TechCrunch, but Social Nature has a unique focus — natural products. The company is announcingit has raised $1 million in seed fun...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Tubular Labs raises $10 million to measure online videos across social platforms
 Just how popular was that video of the mom laughing in her Chewbacca mask? And how did that video stack up against the mermaid pillow onethat went viral in January? Are videos published by Last ...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Mediachain enivisions a blockchain-based tool for identifying artists work across the internet
 Content (in all its forms) is increasingly both the commodity and currency of the digital era, but the speed and ease of near-instantaneous global communication and a capacity for infinite repro...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Why gaze tracking startup Cogisen is eyeing the Internet of Things
 How will you interact with the Internet of Things in your smart home of the future? Perhaps by looking your connected air conditioning unit in the lens from the comfort of your sofa and fanning ...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch TheSkimm just raised $8 million, led by 21st Century Fox
 Newsletter startuptheSkimm has raised $8 million in Series B funding from what looks to be a very strategic investor: 21st Century Fox, which was joined by earlier backersRRE Ventures, Homebrew ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch The best Meeker 2016 Internet Trends slides and what they mean
 This is the gospel according to Mary Meeker, a living legend amongst venture capitalists. Instead of just blindly clicking through her200+ page 2016 Internet Trends report, here we’ve pick...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Google AI produces a melody that rivals the Casio keyboard concerts of our youth
 It’s 1989. You’re upstairs in your room, fresh batteries in your Casio SA-1, prepping for your concert. The built-in beats are hot. You’ve been listening to the “Wake me ...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks new DeepText AI categorizes everything you write
 If Facebook knows what your status update is about, it can show it to people who care about that topic. If it understands the difference between “I just got out of the taxi” and R...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch It might be time to stop looking for the WeChat of the West
 I was recently in China, which meant I was living on WeChat. All my meetings were arranged through the app. I authenticated my identity for free Wi-Fi at shopping malls with WeChat. I checked in...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Austin and Seattle, applications for the TC Pitch-Offs close on Friday
 It’s time. The TC Pitch-offs are just a couple short weeks away, and applications for the competition close on Friday. That means you have only two days to get in on the action. Ten compan...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Austin and Seattle: applications for the TC Pitch-Offs close on Friday
 It’s time. The TC Pitch-offs are just a couple short weeks away, and applications for the competition close on Friday. That means you have only two days to get in on the action. Ten compan...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg: Peter Thiel will remain on the Facebook board
 Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, said today on stage at Vox Media’s Code Conference that Peter Thiel would remain on the company’s board of directors despite the...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Lady Gagas mom urges tech community to fight online harassment
 Online harassment is no good. Unfortunately, 40 percent of all people on the Internet report experiencing some form of harassment online and 70 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 24 ha...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb bans racist host
 Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has come out and said that racism and discrimination is not allowed on the platform. This comes afteran Airbnb host in North Carolina canceled on a black person and sent ...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sundar Pichai stays diplomatic about Google building its own phones
 There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether Google will end up building its own phone. Google CEO Sundar Pichai hadsort of an answer on stage at Vox Media’s Code Conference: R...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger finally adds diverse emojis!
 Facebook has started rolling outa more diverse set of emojis to its Messenger service on the web, iOS and Android. With the update, you’ll have access to over 1,500 new emojis — 100 ...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Apple sends out press invites for June 13 event at 10 AM
 Apple has just issued invites for its next press event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Like in previous years, the event is going to happen on June 13 at 10 AM PT on the first day of WWDC. ...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Google Fibers TV Boxes add support for Google Cast
 Google Fiber, the company’s steadily expandinggigabit internet service,will now more easily work with Google Cast – the technology that powers Chromecast – the company announce...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Apply now for Include Office Hours with Pejman Mar Ventures and ffVC!
 TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening on June 16th! Pejman Nozad, Mar Hershenson, Ajay Kamat and Neda Blochofrom Pejman Mar Ventures,along with Adam Plotkin from ffVC, will join TechCrun...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Apple TV begins hiding apps from the charts if you have them installed
 Apple rolled out a small but interesting change to its Apple TV App Store Top Charts recently, which, for the first time, are now personalized to the individual user. Instead of simply showing a...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch CoreOS launches Torus, a new open source distributed storage system
 CoreOS today announced the launch of Torus, its latest open source project. Just like CoreOS’s other projects, Torus is all about giving startups and enterprises access to the same kind of...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Mary Meekers essential 2016 Internet Trends Report
 The fastest way to learn everything going on in tech is to read this report. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker has become a legend for publishing these compilations of the most critical stats ...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Segways smart mini-transporter is up for pre-order
 Segway doesn’t mention hoverboards in today’s officialNinebot by Segway MiniProavailability announcement. Of course, it’s easy to see why the companywould be so quick to distan...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Wishbone, an app for comparing anything with photos, dives into video
 After throwing its backing behind a simple app for comparing photos and experiences geared toward a younger audience, Science is now betting that a simple way to compare videos is going to be on...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch SevenFifty raises $8.5M to modernize the way restaurants and stores buy alcohol
 Raise your hand if you know much about how alcohol distribution works in the United States. Fine, I can’t actually see how many of you have your hands up, but for those of you who don̵...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch First look: LifeBEAMs artificially intelligent headphones offer a Her workout
 Wearable technology company LifeBEAM has powered products for the Israeli air force and brands like Under Armour and Samsung. It’s now making its own product – wireless, artificially...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch USA Freedom Act allows Yahoo to disclose 3 National Security Letters
 For years, tech companies have received demands from federal law enforcement for users’ data — and they’ve had to keep those demands a secret. Today, Yahoo is finally able to s...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Vivendis hostile bid for Gameloft suggests more acquisitions on the way
 Vivendi’s hostile bid for the French mobile games maker Gameloft has won majority shareholder backing, which means the deal looks like being as good as done. Gameloft makes smash hit games...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Finnish on-demand home cleaning startup Freska acquires Norways Wipe
 Finland’s Freska has acquired Norway’s Wipe, signalling its intent to lead the on-demand home cleaning space in the Nordics. Read More ...
03:16 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch 7Commerce takes full stake in Stylight
 7Commerce, the investment arm of media company ProSiebenSat.1, is upping its stake in Munich-based fashion aggregator and discovery startup Stylight, intending to acquire 100 per cent of the com...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Googles My Account will now help both iOS and Android users find their lost phones
 Google has announced an update to its “My Account” service launched last year which will now include a feature that helps users find their lost or stolen phone. You’ll soon be ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Cleanly launches subscription laundry service with Cleanly Reserve
 Cleanly, the on-demand laundry service looking to take on FlyCleaners, has today announced a new annual or monthly membership program that discounts service while offering a recurring pick-up an...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Armarium lets you borrow luxury fashion from your smartphone
 A number of startups want to make wearing the latest – and in some cases, luxury – fashion more affordable, including Rent the Runway, Le Tote, Gwynniebee, The Ms. Collection, and ot...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Robinhood Trojan Horses free stock trading into China inside Baidu
 Zero-fee stock trading startupRobinhood is barging into China, even though it lacks explicit regulatory approval. Robinhood will enter this legal grey area through an integration into Chinese se...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Robinhood lets China trade US stocks free through Baidus finance app
 Zero-fee stock trading startupRobinhood is barging into China, even though it lacks explicit regulatory approval. Robinhood will enter this legal grey area through an integration into Chinese se...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch A big (over $4.6 billion) week in enterprise M&A highlights the business markets critical needs
 It’s been a blistering start to summer if you’re aninvestor interested in business software. With the U.S. Memorial Day holiday in the rearview mirror and temperatures beginning to c...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the judges at TechCrunch Stockholm, June 7
 Nextweek, the TechCrunch team will be in Stockholm for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off to network and hear up to 10 startups pitch. The startups and winners will be written about, and this is ...
02:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Clear Ventures, run by veteran investors, launches debut fund with $120 million
 With institutional investors being approached regularly for fresh capital from the venture firms with which they work, it’s harder than ever for a new fund to secure the commitments it nee...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch An open letter to Tesla and Google on driverless cars
 On February 14, 2016, Google had its first on-road accident). The fault lies entirely with Google, and we need to understand just how much this will impact our society. We’re about to ente...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Mapbox enters the autonomous vehicle market with Mapbox Drive, an SDK for cars
 A year ago,Mapbox, the open-source basedmap providerthat competes against the likes of Google and Here for B2B deals for customized and in-app maps, raised one of the biggest rounds ever for a m...
01:32 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch The OnePlus 3 will launch invite-free on June 14th
 OnePlus will be dropping one of its signature features from its upcoming smartphone. And really, it’s a good sign for the Chinese smartphone maker. Previous generations of handsets have be...
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch On painful Apple rumors
 Several photos have surfaced showing what is supposed to be the next iPhone and MacBook Pro over the last few days. These leaked photos themselves are not surprising. Apple spy photos are big bu...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Flatiron School teams up with Re:Coded to help Syrian refugees learn to code
 There are now more than 6.5 million scattered Syrian refugees throughout the world and many of them are left without any way to make a living as the war wages on in their home country. Iraqi NGO...
11:14 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce
 Salesforce made its name originally with cloud-based software to help salespeople manage their leads and close deals; and today the company took a big step into the business of sales itself. Tod...
10:32 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Jaunt launches a new virtual reality content company in China
 Virtual reality software startup Jaunt announced today that it has teamed up with two Chinese media firms to launch a new company called Jaunt China. Read More ...
10:30 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Romulus Capital closes $75 million fund to back early-stage tech startups
 Romulus Capital has raised its third—and largest—fund to back early-stage startups, many sourced in labs at MIT, the alma mater of the firm’s two young General Partners, Neil C...
10:07 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Nokia completes $190M acquisition of Withings health gadget maker
 Back in April Nokia announcedit wasbuying health and fitness focused gadget maker Withings for 170 million (~$190M). At the time itwas expecting the acquisition to close in Q3 but it has now con...
08:15 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch China attempts to reinforce real-name registration for Internet users
 China is once again renewing its efforts to get all people who sign up for a mobile number to use their real names. According to state-run news agency China News Service (link via Google Transla...
07:30 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Lost My Name, the kids full-stack personalised book publisher, picks up 4M from Project A Ventures
 Lost My Name, the London-based “full-stack” publisher and kids content startup, has added a new investor to its impressive list of backers that already includes Google Ventures, Grey...
07:03 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft doubles down on VR and AR, positioning Windows 10 as the the only mixed reality platform
 In a keynote presentation at Computex in Taipei and a couple blog posts today, Microsoft doubled down on the mixed reality efforts spearheaded by Hololens – Windows 10, the company aims to...
05:31 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Whirlpool crowdfunds a beer maker
 The the movie in which Robert DeNiro plays an intern venerated appliance brand Whirlpool is spreading its wings, dusting out the cobwebs, and crowdfunding a freaking beer maker. The product, cal...
04:51 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Asian indie film platform Viddsee signs content deal with Discovery
 Viddsee, a streaming platform for independent short films in Asia, and Discovery Networks announced a content partnership today. The agreement is noteworthy because this is not only the biggest ...
03:25 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos on space, free speech and creating shows to sell more shoes
 When it came to discussing Peter Thiel’s involvement in the ongoing Gawker trial that’s raised questions surrounding free speech, Jeff Bezos quoted Confucius: “Seek revenge and...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Marketo Bought For $1.8 Billion
Marketo bought by Vista Equity partners for $1.79 Billion dollars, Paypal is halting operations in Turkey after not being able to get a license, Iran wants messaging apps to throw Iranian citizens dat...
02:40 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch This Facebook bot will pick your next movie for you
 As we’ve discussed, Facebook’s bot platform is still in its early stages, and most apps aren’t ready yet to become part of your everyday life. This is mainly due to shortfalls ...
02:36 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomi inks Microsoft patent deal and agrees to pre-install Office apps on its phones
 Xiaomi is moving closer to launching its smartphones in the U.S. market. Today the Chinese company announced a partnership with Microsoft that includes a cross-license and patent transfer agreem...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch SeedPlus is an early-stage fund focused on finding global startups in Southeast Asia
 There’s a new early-stage fund in town — town being Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Jungle Ventures, the VC firm that launched a $100 million fund last year, today announced a new fu...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch The app to nowhere
 Smartphone apps have improved convenience for public transportation in many urban centers. In Washington, DC, riders can download apps to help them figure out where to go, when to show up and ho...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Is civic technology the killer app for democracy?
 Smartphone apps have improved convenience for public transportation in many urban centers. In Washington, DC, riders can download apps to help them figure out where to go, when to show up and ho...
12:43 am GMT - Wed, June 1, 2016
Techcrunch Get fit for summer with these workout apps
 Summer is almost here, which means… it’s time to download some workout apps! TechCrunch tested out dozens of the best fitness apps and we narrowed it down to our three favorites. Rea...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch After years of bootstrapping Vendini raises $20 million for its ticketing platform
 Nearly fifteen years after chief executive Mark Tacchi launched his ticketing services Vendini to compete with the likes of TicketMaster, the company has raised its first $20 million in outside ...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Depth-sensing walker monitors and connects the elderly and mobility impaired
 The so-called Internet of Things is often underwhelming — who really needs a tweeting oven? — but inspiring applications of embedded sensors and ubiquitous connectivity still appear,...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch 7 of the Internets best animated 404 pages
 Gone are the days where a humorouspicture or phrase will get your site’s 404 page noticed. In a version of the Internetwhere GIFs are the new textand videos arethe new photos, it’s g...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Not all startups need the bright lights of the big city
 In an office park overlooking a lake in Southern New Hampshire, Rajesh Mishra is working to change how cell networks are created. Rajesh and his company, Parallel Wireless, along with a dozen or...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook spares humans by fighting offensive photos with AI
 Facebook’s artificial intelligence systems now report more offensive photos than humans do, marking a major milestone in the social network’s battle against abuse, the company tells ...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Robots date, mate, and procreate 3D printed offspring in Robot Baby project
 Researchers in the Netherlands claim to have created the world’s first “robots that procreate.” What does that mean exactly? Well, child, when two robots’ fitness evaluat...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Periscope introduces real-time comment moderation
 Live-streaming app Periscope is rolling out a new experiment with real-time comment moderation, the company announced today. Whileits parent company Twitter has struggled over the years withspam...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Y Combinator announces basic income pilot experiment in Oakland
 Y Combinator announced today that it would launch its first basic income experiment in Oakland, CA. The startup accelerator began researching the concept of basic income last fall and will soon ...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Energysquare is a wireless phone charging pad that doesnt use induction
 Meet Energysquare, a thin charging pad made so that you don’t have to plug in your phone charger ever again. Energysquare doesn’t rely on induction like most wireless chargers out th...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Inventory shortages may herald rebirth of Apples aging Thunderbolt Display
 Apple’s Thunderbolt Display, first introduced in the summer of 2011, may be getting a refresh at WWDC, if inventory shortages at retail stores are any indication. Just try getting one at y...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Xbox One price drops to $299 just in time before unveiling slim Xbox One at E3
 Microsoft just dropped the price of its gaming console. The Xbox One now costs $299 in the U.S. with a 500GB hard drive, or 299 in Europe. For $319, you get a 1TB hard drive. And bundles also ge...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet
 You might not have thought of – much less visited – Myspace in years. (Yes, it’s still around. Time, Inc. acquired it and other properties when it bought Viant earlier this yea...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Simply Hired is shutting down June 26, reportedly as part of an acquisition
 Simply Hired — a job search engine with 30 million monthly users that is active in 24 countries and 12 languages — is shutting down on June 26, with one reportclaiming that at least ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram officially announces its new business tools
 Instagram this morning officially announced the launch of its tools for business users, including new business profiles, analytics, and the ability to turn Instagram posts into ads directly from...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Wellth raises $2M
 In the world of healthcare, physicians and insurers are struggling to meetseemingly conflicting goals: improving patient quality outcomes while reducing the total costs of care. Disrupt NY 2015 ...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use
 Apple’s iTunes App Storeis home to over 1.5 million apps and Google Play hosts over 2 million, but the number of apps that actually get installed and used on consumers’ devices is st...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Sirin Labs shows off $14K, super private Solarin smartphone, on sale June 1
 Is the world ready for another smartphone? How about one that will cost $14,000 for its most basic model? Today, Sirin Labs — a startup put together by a team of founders out of IsraelR...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol
 A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The In...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch The $599 ASUS Zenbo robot is just trying to help out around the house
 ASUS is going big at Computex this year with the launch of new additions to ZenBook, Transformer and ZenPhone lines. But the biggest new pieceto the company’s unfortunately named “Ze...
02:19 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft agree to remove hate speech across the EU
 Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube, Microsoft as well as the European Commission unveiled a new code of conduct to remove hate speech according to community guidelines in less than 24 hou...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Whill raises $17.5M Series B for its high-tech motorized wheelchairs
 Whill, a startup dedicated to building better wheelchairs and mobility devices, plans to enter the European market after raising a $17.5 million Series B. The round was led by Eight Road Venture...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Robin makes the office smarter with $7 million in new funding
 One of the first-world problems most plaguing the new corporate world is the time wasted trying to find and secure a meeting room. At least, that’s the premise Robin is based on.Robin is a...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch With its new wireless ecosystem, Mophie wants to remove cords from your life
 More often than not, mobile devices are a permanent dash from power socket to power socket. Mophie is the #1 brand in extending your range between charges, and with the launch of “Charge F...
01:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash
 Marketo, the marketing software giant that went public in 2013, is being taken private again: PE firm Vista Equity Partners has acquired the company for $1.79 billion in an all-cash deal. The ne...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch E-commerce search developer Twiggle adds Alibaba as an investor
 Twiggle, a Tel Aviv-based startup that is developing a new e-commerce search engine, announced today that it has added Alibaba Group as a new investor. Alibaba’s funding counts as the seco...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Tynker raises $7.1M to expand its code-teaching programs to new schools and regions
 Tynker, a startup that creates apps and curricula that teach kids the basics of coding using games and real-world gadgets, is looking to grow — and has raised $7.1 million in a Series A fu...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft confirms Microsoft Ventures VC arm, renames old one Microsoft Accelerator
 As Google moves ahead to develop its Area 120 in-house incubator program, Microsoft is also looking to get more of its startup ducks in a row. On Monday, thecompany quietly,officially unveiled M...
11:15 am GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch PayPal to halt operations in Turkey after losing license, impacts hundreds of thousands
 Turkey has been making moves to bring tech business in the country under more localised control,and todaybig U.S. online payments company PayPal became the latest casualty. The company announced...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch BBC micro:bit learn-to-code device up for public pre-order in UK
 A tiny programmable board designed as part of a UK educational initiative for kids to learn programming skills and originally distributed by the public service broadcaster, the BBC, to one milli...
08:47 am GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Tor switches to DuckDuckGo search results by default
 Tor users are currently being served DuckDuckGo search results by default. Read More ...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Watch [email protected] Estonia Demo Day Right Here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you [email protected]’s Demo Day this Wednesday, June 1st from Latitude59 in Tallinn, Estonia.Established by The Duke of York, [email protected] offers entrepreneurs t...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch Katy Perrys Twitter account, the platforms most followed, got hacked
 Many of Katy Perry’s 89 million Twitter followers—the most on the platform—were probably intrigued and confused when the pop star tweeted supposed archnemesis Taylor Swift this...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $10M more in push for profitability
 Lalamove, one of a number of companies offering logistics on-demand in China and across Asia, has closed $10 million in funding as it targets profitability this year. Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, May 31, 2016
Techcrunch How I moved my startup from San Francisco to San Diego
 Companies have long come to the Bay Area to plant their seeds, and for good reason. The stretch of land from San Jose to San Francisco encompasses some of the most revolutionary technology in th...