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11:47 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2016
Techcrunch Serious privacy flaws discovered in Glow fertility tracker app
 There are scores of startups making fertility tracker and family planning apps today, but a Consumer Reports investigation has singled out Glow Inc. for serious security and privacy flaws. First...
09:08 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2016
Techcrunch Heres whats new in the latest Pokmon Go update
 Word started spreading early this morning of an update rolling out to Pokemon Go — version 0.31.0, if you’re keeping track. The update is reportedly rolling out now, but it’s o...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2016
Techcrunch Tech trends that will impact your home
 High-tech homes are about to revolutionize the way we live. While interior design once relied on color schemes and playful accents, new tech trends are completely revamping how we design, build ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2016
Techcrunch The human role in a bot-dominated future
 Imagine a world where bots are ubiquitous… a world where nearly every online interaction takes place with a Siri, Alexa, Cortana or some soon-to-be-named artificial being. Banking is a bre...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2016
Techcrunch 10 most unlikely startup investments made by NBA legends
 As the tech industry has heated up in recent years, athletes with an interest in startups have been jumping on deals. Most have stuck to what they know and supportedsports-tech companies like Co...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2016
Techcrunch Make your commute suck less
 Everything you do to make your commute better is like an early-stage investment in your success at work. Start earning dividends early by borrowing some of our hundreds of hours of research and ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2016
Techcrunch VR needs a hit
 I believe virtual reality is going to be huge. Huge. …Eventually. But when? Are we talking years, or decades? I visited yet another VR festival this week, and I couldn’t shake the fe...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2016
Techcrunch Indonesia will be Asias next biggest e-commerce market
 Indonesia presents much opportunity for e-commerce among other emerging Asian economies, with current projections putting this archipelago nation’s e-market at $130 billion by 2020. With a...
12:50 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2016
Techcrunch A glimpse inside Teslas super secretive Gigafactory
 Even having grown up in California, I’m realizing I’m not built for this heat.We’re 30 minutes or so outside of Reno, but it feels like I’m on the sun. I can feel my suns...
11:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Charging startups to apply to an accelerator is exploitative and dumb
 Yesterday, a little birdie told me about Nextt, an accelerator (probably more accurately referred to as an incubator) for early-idea-stage startups. The idea is to take a napkin-stage idea and t...
11:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Research shows deleted WhatsApp messages arent actually deleted
 Chat logs from WhatsApp linger on your phone even after you’ve deleted them, according to new research published by iOS expertJonathan Zdziarski.Forensic traces of chats linger on the phon...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Dedrone partners with Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces including airports
 A startup that helps businesses determine when drones are flying unwantedly or otherwise into their airspace, Dedrone, has partnered with the electronics division of civil aircraft manufacturers...
10:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup
 The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Clinton campaign reportedly breached by hackers
 Hillary Clinton’s campaign network was breached by hackers targeting several large Democratic organizations, Reuters reports. The hack follows on the heels of breaches at the Democratic Na...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Clinton campaign breached by hackers
 Hillary Clinton’s campaign network was breached by hackers targeting several large Democratic organizations, Reuters reports. Clinton’s campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill confirmed t...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch There wont be an Uber for healthcare anytime soon
 The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medic...
08:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram to roll out anti-harassment tools
 Online harassment is a big problem,with40 percent of all people on the internet having reported experiencing some form of harassment online,according to Pew Research Center. In order to combat h...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Gilded as charged
 The threat of advertising skulks outside the periphery of every free site or service, but the more terrifying thought is that, to paraphrase “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” the ...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Soylent founders abandoned eco-living experiment could land him in jail
 Soylent’s Rob Rhinehart is facing criminal charges and fines up to $4,000 for allegedly refusing to remove a shipping container he placed on top of a hill behind his home in theMontecitoHe...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days
 If you haven’t been tempted to buy a smartwatch yet, or have been disappointed by your purchase of an Apple Watch, one of Samsung’s (many) Gear wearables or others, there may yet be ...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Gos paying user base has reached a plateau
 Pokmon Go may be the most downloaded app in its first week post-launch ever, and is said to beraking in some $1.6 million daily on iOS alone, but a new report out on Friday suggests that the pop...
07:27 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch The Freewrite is the ultimate distraction-free writing tool
 Writing on a computer is awful. Without discipline – in my case, at least – an effort to get out 1,000 words of non-fiction usually ends up consisting of thirty minutes of web browsi...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Square Enixs new RPG comes to the Apple Watch
 Because if someone builds a screen, Square Enix is going to bring an RPG to it – no matter how small or seemingly difficult such a proposition might ultimately be. Cosmos Rings is the gami...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Apples Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August
 It’s no secret Hillary Clinton has a friend in Silicon Valley elites. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook will be helping the democratic presidential candidate raise some cash for her campaign next mon...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch This is (very likely) the new Samsung Gear VR
 As Samsung preparesto launch its next-genphablet extraordinaire, the Note 7, at its special event this upcoming Tuesday, the leaks are continuing to flow. Today, photos of the new Gear VR were l...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Genovations GXE breaks the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric car
 You probably aren’t trying to set a land speed record for an all-electric, street legal car, but if you are, I have bad news: The goalposts just got moved further out. Genovation‘s E...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook tries a new way to release open-source projects
 Last week, Facebook launched Create React App, a new project that helps React developers get started with their new projects. Turns out, that was only part of the story. Create React App was als...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 07.29.16
Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today 10amPT, Friday July 29th.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor Gang̵...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 07.29.16
Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today, Friday July 29th.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmo...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Verizon buys Yahoo, WikiLeaks publishes DNC emails and Skully crashes
 Yahoo finally found a buyer, Mobileye and Tesla broke up, and some of the largest tech companies reported quarterly earnings. These are the biggest tech stories of the week. Read More ...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokmon craze
 Pokmon may be the perfect dating app: you’re out in the real world, have an immediate way to start a conversation with an attractive stranger and, clearly, the two of you already share a c...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Peek inside Brooklyns first Apple Store
 Apple is opening its very first store in Brooklyn tomorrow. TechCrunch got a sneak peek at the new spot during a press event earlier this week, as you can see in the video above. The store isn&#...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Lobster, the marketplace for user-generated content, integrates with DropBox
 Lobster, the platform that lets brands and publishers license user-generated content from social sites like Instagram and Youtube, has today announced integration with Dropbox. Plus, the platfor...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch TSA key cracker Johnny Xmas tells us how to stay safe while traveling
 A few days ago we reported that a group of hackers at the HOPE Conference in New York told the world that they had cloned the last TSA Master Key. These keys, which were leaked in a Washington P...
02:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Big data integrator Talend pops 54% in Nasdaq debut, raising $94.5M
 French/American big data startup Talend made its debut as a public companytoday with a pop. After pricing its shares at $18 last night (above the expected range of $15-17), the company began tra...
02:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch PlayStation VR play area requirements detailed, seated play recommended
 PlaySTation VR is set to arrive on October 13, but a new official pamphlet being distributed by the company (via Polygon) sheds some light on what players can expect in terms of space requiremen...
02:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Krawd turns the ad agency into a marketplace
 Meet Krawd, a French startup that wants to rethink the way advertising agencies work. Like in other industries, Krawd thinks that it’s more efficient to build a marketplace than build a ce...
02:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter will stream its first eSports competition, starting today
 It’s no Twitch, but Twitter this weekend will live stream its first eSports competition on its service, thanks to a partnership with Eleague. Twitter will provide live coverage of the orga...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Oracle takes the cloud revenue fast track with $9.3 billion Netsuite deal
 When Oracle bought Netsuite yesterday for a cool $9.3 billion in cash, it let the world know it was now totallyserious about growingcloud computing revenue — it wasn’t always the cas...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch The threats and challenges for Netflix in Asia
 Netflix, a company that used to send you DVDs by mail and was almost sold to Blockbuster for a paltry $50 million, is now a juggernaut staring down big TV networks as it makes their programming ...
12:24 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch PokeFit gives Pokemon Go a real-time fitness dashboard on Android
 Pokemon Go is definitely big enough to start generating its own ecosystem, and one new Android app hints at how far things couldgo beyond simply crafting a better Pokedex. PokeFit gives PoGo tra...
08:28 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Uber focuses on services as it begins to see profits in Southeast Asia
 Uber has abandoned its ‘land grab’ approach to Southeast Asia and instead switched its focus to new products and services as it begins to see profitability in key markets in the regi...
06:37 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Sony posts $205M profit as downsized mobile business stops bleeding cash
 Sony posted a slim 21.2 billion ($205 million) profit for its Q1 2016. That’s down on the 82.4 billion profit it carded this time last year, but in general the quarter was a mixed bag of p...
05:16 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Tech reacts to Clintons DNC speech
 Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was delivered instark contrast to Donald Trump’s speech at last week’s Republican National Convention....
05:14 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Baidu, Chinas dominant search firm, suffers record profit drop
 Baidu may be the dominant search company in China by some margin, but it is currently in the midst of its toughest period. The firm today reported its largest drop in profits since going public ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Oracle Buys Netsuite
Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp launches real estate venture, UpThere raises $77 million for its new cloud storage service, Oracle buys NetSuite for $9.3 billion, Apple sold its 1 billionth iPhone. Hyper...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2016
Techcrunch How the media will rise in the face of the digital revolution
 The media is passing through an awkward digital adolescence. With falling revenues and smaller newsrooms, the industry is being squeezed into an unfamiliar online space against its will. Publica...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016
 A new study fromSurveyMonkey Intelligencerevealedthe 30 most-downloaded and most-used apps inthe American iOS and Android app stores so far this year.Social mediaapps like Facebook, Snapchat and...
10:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Whats this whole email thing about, anyway?
 What do you know about the Clinton email scandal? If you’re anything like me, not much — yet! Let’s take a stroll into our political Swamp of Sadness where both parties are cur...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch The rise and rise of Mexican fintech
 Nothing tells the story of how the Mexican tech ecosystem is steaming ahead in Latin America quite like the rise of fintech. The financial services space ticks all the right boxes entrepreneurs ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Sprig pauses food delivery service in Chicago, lays off seven people
 Sprig is making some changes to its delivery model, and in order to do it as efficiently as possible, the company is pausing its operations in Chicago and laying off seven team members across it...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch White Noise 7 is out, and wants to be like Instagram for restful sounds
 When software developer Todd Moore wrote up the code for his now-famous White Noise app in 2008, it was a side project to him and one of the first mobile apps go live on the Apple app store. The...
08:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch AWS revenue hits a new record with $2.9 billion in Q2
 Amazon reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter of 2016 today and for its AWS unit, it was once again a big quarter. AWS net sales hit $2.9 billion in the last quarter, up from$2.5 billio...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Hanergy to build solar-powered electric cars
 It used to be that only car companies could build cars. But this is the twenty-first century, when seemingly anyone can build a car or four, including a Chinese solar power company. Hanergy Hold...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon shatters earnings expectations
 Amazon shattered expectations when it reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.78, when Wall Street was forecasting $1.11. Amazon al...
08:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Alphabets huge Q2 shows its ads business may not be so challenged after all
 While Alphabet’score advertising business has often been questioned as the net value of its ads has been in decline, there’s one thing that’s hard to argue — it’s s...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Gurbaksh Chahal out as Gravity4 CEO after probation ruling
 Tech founder Gurbaksh Chahal appears to have handed over his CEO role at Gravity4 to his sister, Kamal Kaur, after a judge found last week that he violated his domestic violence probation.Chahal...
07:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Grubhub announces more investments following strong 2Q
 Takeout food delivery platform Grubhub stock soared 26 percentfollowing a way-better-than-expected second quarter earnings release. The online marketplace connecting restaurants and takeout dine...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Techs top 20 investors turned into emoji
 What do Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, and Naval Ravikant look like as emojis? For the launch of MovieLaLa‘s emoji marketplace MojiLala, the startup made a set inspired by tech’s best ...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive
 I’m going to put this right up front: Adr1ft isn’t for the weak of stomach. The virtual reality free-floating space survival sim left me a tad queasy, and I’m somewhere in the ...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Minecraft support for Oculus Rift is finally almost here
 Aftermonths of teasing, Microsoft is finally almost ready to give Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta users a taste of VR. In a blog post celebrating the first anniversary of Minecraft Windows 10 ...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch You can now control Nests Thermostat with your Apple Watch
 If you own both a Nest thermostat and an Apple Watch, you might’ve figured the two would’ve learned to play friendly by now. I mean, Apple Watch keeps you from having to pull your ph...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Corporate venture growth in Brazil isanother sign of a mature tech ecosystem
 Despite recent positive news and a renewed interest of international investors in the country, the reality is that Brazil is suffering. The country has endured a profound financial crisis for se...
06:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Heres a backpack for carrying around a 3D printer
 This is one solution to the problem of 3D printer portability–though, it’s not particularly elegant, as far as such things go. Ultimaker 2 Go backpack is, quite literally, the device...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home
 Telehealth and telemedicine companies have the power to help patients get the care they need from home, and often more quickly and at a lower cost than what they’d pay out of pocket at a c...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Apple hires founder of QNX Software Systems for automotive project
 Apple is adding an experienced automotive software developer to its ranks and perhaps changing the focus of its secretive automotive division. Bloomberg is reporting Apple hiredformer BlackBerry...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Get your tickets to Hardware Alley at Disrupt SF now
 Great news, hardware startups. If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to sign up to display in Hardware Alley at Disrupt SF 2016, your wait is over. Tickets to Hardware Alley are avail...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Motorola opens its Moto Z modular system to hardware developers
 Motorola – or, perhaps more accurately, Verizon – has started selling the modular Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Editions today (starting at $624 and $720, respectively), along with t...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Fove shows off a new build of its eye-tracking VR headset
 Fove showed off a new design for their eye-tracking VR headset in anannouncementon their company blog.The Disrupt SF Battlefield 2014alum is aiming to have headsets start shipping in fall 2016 f...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Google makes working on mobile easier with new Android Add-ons for Docs & Sheets
 Google announced todayAndroid add-ons for Docs and Sheets, an easier way to use third-party services when working with Google’s office programs on your mobile device. These Android add-ons...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch TradingView, a community for chart-obsessed investors, moves into new markets
 Data-driven investor community TradingViewhas hit one million monthly active users and is expanding globally to under-served markets. TechCrunch last covered TradingView in 2012 when the site wa...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Zuck says augmented reality will flourish on phones before glasses
 Snapchat selfie lenses and Pokemon Go, not Magic Leap and HoloLens. Smartphones are how Mark Zuckerberg sees augmented reality going mainstream, rather than potentially awkward headsets and glas...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch NeuroSky helps patients with locked-in syndrome communicate
 NeuroSky, the company that brought you the technology behind the Star Wars “Force Trainer,” is moving farther away from the dark side with its developmentof the MindScribe headset an...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch UberCENTRAL lets businesses request and pay for customer rides
 You can lead a horse to water and hope they’ll buy something when they’re there – or at least, that’s how I thinkthe expression goes after learning that Uber is launching...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Sketchfab makes it easier to look at 3D models in virtual reality
 Step by step, Sketchfab is turning into the best platform to view 3D models using a virtual reality headset. First, the company added a VR button on every browsing page, then it released apps to...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Wonders mobile app highlights the best new indie tunes
 If you’re looking for a new way to discovergreat indie music without having to spend hours digging through SoundCloud or Spotify playlists, a new app called Wonder can help. The app is the...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Bluetooth units claim more than half of headphone dollar sales in June
 It still feels a bit premature to ditch the jack entirely, but according to numbers released by NPD, Bluetooth headphone sales got a big old bump for the month of June, marking the first time th...
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device
 Channels has grown to become one of the more popular applicationsfor cord cutters who want to watch, pause, rewind and fast-forward live television on their 4th-generation Apple TV. Now that sam...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Peek.com raises $10 million, strikes partnership to bring tour and activity booking to Yelp
 Peek.com has raised $10 million in equity funding to become what it calls an “OpenTable for the $100 billion activities market,” according to CEO and co-founder Ruzwana Bashir. Based...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Augusts Smart Lock gets Alexa functionality
 Alexa continues its unremitting march across the world’s different with the addition of the August Smart Lock to its list of compatible products. The hardware startup is bringing voice con...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook tighten iron grip on birthdays with recap videos
 Twitter shows some balloons and Snapchat wraps your messages like presents, but Facebook is where people celebrate birthdays online. Now to reinforce itself as the home for your personal content...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook tightens iron grip on birthdays with recap videos
 Twitter shows some balloons and Snapchat wraps your messages like presents, but Facebook is where people celebrate birthdays online. Now to reinforce itself as the home for your personal content...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Uber co-founder launches new real estate venture for Expa called Haus
 Garrett Camp, Uber cofounder and CEO of Expa Studios, is today unveiling Expa’s latest project, Haus. Haus is the studio’s first real estate play and focuses entirely on the buying a...
02:54 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Scuros titanium dive watch hits on all cylinders
 As TC’s resident watch hound I like to try to find you all a few interesting crowdfunded timepieces. What’s important to me, however, is the quality and the uniqueness of the piece. ...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Monese, the UK banking app for immigrants and expats, finally lands on iOS
 For all the hype around fintech, not least in London, Monese is a startup that has pragmatism at its heart. It’s not trying to be an actual bank — in the technical, banking license s...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to test a tech demo train in 2017
 Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), aka the Hyperloop company not currently embroiled in executive drama, announced today that it’s going to helpbuild a train. Not a Hyperloop, mi...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Apples Phil Schiller named to the board of DNA sequencing company Illumina
 Illumina is one of the leading companies when it comes to DNA sequencing. And today, the company is announcing that Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is jo...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters stickers go live for all
 Everyone else has stickers, so why not Twitter? Making good on its promises last month that it would soon be launching a new way for users to decorate the photos they’re sharing across its...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Cronycle raises $2.6m for its news-meets-collaboration platform
 You’re an analyst or business person who needs to constantly monitor important topics relevant to your sector and constantly switching between multiple apps, news sources, social media and...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Oracle buys enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3B
 Oracle will acquire NetSuitefor about $9.3 billion, or $109 per share in an all-cash deal, the companies announced Thursday. Both Oracle and NetSuite’s cloud service offerings aimed at ent...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch CoFoundersLab gobbles up FounderDating because 11=3
 Got a bright idea for a company, but need a co-founder? You’re about to start walking down a really complicated path, fraught with dangers behind every turn. Until very recently, there wer...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Seatfrogs auction app lets you grab a last-minute flight upgrade on the cheap
 From time-to-time here at TechCrunch, we see companies tackling problems or painpoints in a way that makes you wonder why it wasn’t done long ago. Seatfrog from Australia is one that gives...
12:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Consumer advocacy groups ask the FTC to look into Mercedes-Benz Drive Pilot ad
 A letter to the FTC co-authored by executives from Consumer Reports, the Ralph Nader-founded Center for Auto Safety and the Center for Auto Safety, as well as a former NHTSA Administrator, asks ...
12:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Deborah Anderson-Bialis to discuss fertility startup solutions at Disrupt SF
Deborah Anderson-Bialis, thecofounder of pregnancy-focused tech startupFertilityIQ,is coming to Disrupt SF. After spending three years and over $70,000 to get pregnant, Anderson-Bialis and her partner...
10:32 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch LG Mobile reports $132M loss as flagship G5 gets off to a slow start
 Flagship phones are often make or break in the mobile industry. Just ask LG. The Korean company’s G5, an ambitious effort at modular devices, continues to weigh on the company’s fina...
09:25 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch China issues guidelines to legalize ride-hailing apps like Uber and Didi Chuxing
 China took a big step forward today after it announced national guidelines to make ride-hailing services like Uber and Didi Chuxing legal in the country from November. Read More ...
08:37 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Paidy lands $15M Series B to simplify buying online in Japan
 Paidy, a fintech company that makes it easier to buy online in Japan, has closed a $15 million Series B to grow its userbase and invest in new financial products. Read More ...
08:23 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Roomi raises $4 million to help you find a roommate
 At first glance, Roomi looks like it’s just another rental listing app. But there’s a twist — all of these homes already have tenants. An alternative to Craigslist, Roomi think...
05:36 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung reports highest profit for 2 years thanks to strong Galaxy S7 sales
 Samsung had already forecast its most profitable quarter for two years, and today it delivered on that promise with its Q2 2016 results. Read More ...
03:10 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Trump Asks Russia to Hack Hillary
Xiaomi reveals its new Mi Notebook Air, Amazon launches its dedicated Amazon Kickstarter shop, Facebook crushes its Q2 earnings, it might be the end for helmet startup Skully, and Trump asks Russia to...
01:11 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Donald Trump addresses NASA and new media in his first Reddit AMA
 As promised, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump hit Reddit tonight for a spirited — though not on the official /IAmA subreddit— AMA. The session was light on policy specifi...
01:04 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Sales and marketing startup LeadGenius raises $10M
 LeadGenius announced today that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Formerly known as MobileWorks, LeadGenius helps customers find likely sales leads and reach out to them with automa...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch How President Obama shaped the future of digital health
 A new leader of the free world will soon be voted into office. Shortly thereafter, he or she will begin a minimum four-year journey to steer the country toward prosperity, safety and global lead...
12:02 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2016
Techcrunch Dunkers competes with one million downloads in its first week
 Dunkers,a new game by Colin Lane (known for Wrassling and other fun sporty games), has racked up 1 million downloads since it was released last week. The success in large part is thanks to heavy...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Groupon reports better-than-expected revenue, still not profitable
 Deal site Grouponsaw its shares risingtoday inafter-hours trading, following a better-than-expected second quarter earnings report.Analystsexpectedthe Chicago-based company to report negative ea...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Security experts have cloned all seven TSA master keys
 Key escrow — the process of keeping a set of keys for yourself “just in case” — has always been the U.S. government’s modus operandi when it comes to security. From...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Will Facebook be your next call center operator?
 How would you describe Facebook? Historically, it’s been the social hub of billions of users looking to stay connected with friends and family. Yet in recent years, it’s become more ...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at it futuristic smoothie machine
 Nearly one year ago LiveBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Reple...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at its futuristic smoothie machine
 Nearly two years ago LivBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Reple...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Apple sold its billionth iPhone last week
 It would have been a nice piece of information to share during yesterday’s earnings report, but Tim Cook and Co. wereclearly too preoccupied with service revenues and R&D. And hey, no ...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook sees 2 billion searches per day as it chases Twitter chatter
 Facebook wants to be known as a place to search for mentions of current news in hopes of drawing more public chatter that normally ends up on Twitter. WhileFacebook stumbled with its natural lan...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook sees 2 billion searches per day, but its attacking Twitter not Google
 Facebook wants to be known as a place to search for mentions of current news in hopes of drawing more public chatter that normally ends up on Twitter. WhileFacebook stumbled with its natural lan...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada
 Hyperloop One is today announcing the opening of its first manufacturing plant.Called Hyperloop One Metalworks, the 105,000 square-foot building in North Las Vegas will be the new professional h...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro sales beat investor expectations but still in steep decline
 Action-camera maker GoPro reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. Shares quickly rose 10% in after-hours trading, but then were down 3% as investors dug through the earning...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro sales beat investor expectations but are still in steep decline
 Action-camera maker GoPro reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. Shares quickly rose 10 percent in after-hours trading, but then were down 3 percent as investors dug throu...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook crushes Q2 earnings, hits 1.71B users and record share price
 Coming off an all-time high stock price of $123.34, Facebook in Q2 2016 smashed earnings again. The social network continued steady growth just slightly slower at 3.63% compared to last quarter&...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch AR in Mercedes-Benzs Rescue Assist app gives first responders an inside look
 Mercedez-Benz has been putting QR codes on the the B-pillars and inside the fuel door of new cars since November 2013, and those have provided a way for first responders and emergency personnel ...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Tor Project announces new policies in wake of sexual assault scandal
 Nearly two months ago, the Tor Project promised a full investigation into the sexual assault allegations that led to the resignation of one of its lead developers, Jacob Appelbaum. That investig...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Donald Trump irresponsibly asks Russia to find Hillary Clintons missing emails
 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants to steal some of the Democratic Party’s spotlight during the Democratic Convention with yet another puzzling declaration. At a press conf...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Pandora will now recommend nearby concerts, thanks to Ticketfly
 Spotify late last year turned its recommendation engine to concerts, suggesting nearby shows based on the listening habits ofits users. Today, Pandora announced a similar move, aided by Ticketfl...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Good Eggs, take two: the online organic grocery raises $15 million to expand across the U.S.
 A San Francisco startup that many people assumed was toast, Good Eggs, has raised $15 million in a new round of venture funding led by Index Ventures to expand its online, organic grocery busine...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Good Eggs raises $15 million to expand across the U.S.
 A San Francisco startup that many people assumed was toast, Good Eggs, has raised $15 million in a new round of venture funding led by Index Ventures to expand its online, organic grocery busine...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch LaunchKit team heads to Google and open-sources its tools for helping devs launch their apps
 The team behind LaunchKit, a set of toolsthat helpsdevelopers launch their apps, is heading to Googleand joining the Developer Product Group. It doesn’t look like LaunchKit’s product...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch 2017 Chevy Volt named Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year
 On July 19, members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association got together in Portland, Oregon, to drive 14 fuel-efficient and high-tech vehicles and compare them head to head. The overall w...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Evolving the application platform from software to dataware
 Every decade, a set of major forces work together to change the way we think about “applications.” Until now, those changes were principally evolutions of software programming, netwo...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Ford and MIT project provides on-demand electric shuttles for students
 Ford is working with MIT on a research project that will deploy a new fleet of on-demand electric shuttles that can ferry students from class-to-class both on campus and on city roads at MITR...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon debuts a dedicated shop for Kickstarter products
Funding a project on Kickstarter is like placing a bet – will the project ever work? Will it ship? Or will you just be out a chunk of change? That said, the crowdfunding platform has enabled a n...
04:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Dropbox steps up to business users with AdminX, plans device management
 As Dropbox — the cloud storage company with 500 million users — gets more profitable and inches towards an IPO, the company is slowly adding more features that cater to the lucrative...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Phosphorus genomics startup raises $10 million to test fertility
 As the world of DNA sequencing becomes more efficient and less expensive, a number of companies are sprouting up within the space. The latest, Phosphorus, has just raised a $10 million Series A ...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Wix.com reports 2Q loss but beats expectations
 Wix.com, the Israeli company that helps small business ownersbuild websites, todayreportedearnings for its second financial quarter of 2016. For the quarter ending June 30, the Tel Aviv-based so...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches Family Library, a way for families to share Google Play purchases
 Google officially announced this morning the launch of “Family Library” – a program that allows up to six family members to share their purchases from Google Play across device...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Awair air quality monitor teams up with Nest, Amazon Echo and IFTTT
 Awair, the IoT product that sits in the home and measures the quality of your air, has today announced integrations with a number of other platforms to improve the experience.The company behind ...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter stock down 13% after lacklustre growth in Q2
 Twitter’s share price is getting battered once again: the company’s stock has tumbled by more than13 percent in trading today, a day after the social media platformposted an earnings...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter stock down more than 13% after lacklustre growth in Q2
 Twitter’s share price is getting battered once again: the company’s stock has tumbled by more than 13 percent in trading today, a day after the social media platform posted...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Shipt raises $20 million to challenge Instacart and plants a flag for Alabamas startup ecosystem
 Nestled in a valley between the two tailing ends of the Appalachian foothills, the southern city of Birmingham, Ala. seems an unlikely base of operationsfor a rivalto San Francisco’s multi...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Tumblr to introduce ads across all blogs
 Tumblr this week quietly announcedplans to roll out a new advertising program across its site which will see it implementing ads across users’ blogs. The company did not provide specific d...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Density raises $4 million to track crowds at the DMV, theme parks and corporate campuses
 The Department of Motor Vehicles is one of themost notorious ways to waste your life away. Density could help ease this pain. Today, Density is launching its people-counting sensor for measuring...
01:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Pix uses AI to help your iPhone take the best pictures
 Microsoft Pix is looking to become your newgo-tocamera app on iPhone. The new iOS offering from Microsoft’s mobile team employs some artificial intelligence smarts to help make sure you ta...
12:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Smartphone shipments return to growth after early 2016 decline, says Canalys
 During the second quarter of 2016, smartphone shipments saw a modest return to growth after a first quarter which saw the first ever year-over-year decline in worldwide smartphone sales, accordi...
12:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Big Health, the startup behind Sleepio, raises $12M to scale delivery of non-drug mental health solutions
 Today Big Health, which is already backed by Index Ventures, is disclosing that it has raised $12 million (9.15m) in new funding led by Octopus Ventures. Also participating are Kaiser Permanente...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Mercedes-Benz shows off the first fully electric heavy urban transport truck
 Daimler isn’t about to let Tesla own any more ‘firsts’ in electric transportation; the German company revealed the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck today in Stuttgart, an all-electri...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Upthere puts a new spin on personal cloud storage
 Upthere isn’t your parents’ personal cloud storage service. The team behind the service,which is coming out of beta today, believes that the cloud shouldbe your primary storage and n...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Upthere raises $77 million to put a new spin on personal cloud storage
 Upthere isn’t your parents’ personal cloud storage service. The team behind the service,which is coming out of beta today with $77 million in financing from a slew of investors, beli...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Apple and Oracle vets Upthere raises $77 million to put a new spin on personal cloud storage
 Upthere isn’t your parents’ personal cloud storage service. The team behind the service,which is coming out of beta today with $77 million in financing from a slew of investors, beli...
09:24 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch New Redmi Pro gives Xiaomis budget smartphone line a touch of class
 Xiaomi dropped a surprise today when it outed its first laptop — perhaps predictably a cheap rival to Apple’s Macbook — at an event in Beijing, but it also made a more routine ...
08:44 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo reports $49M loss as Pokmon Go halo fails to shine
 It’s finally here folks, Nintendo’s quarterly earnings day has never been so anticipated. But the Pokmon phenomenon hasn’t translated into success for the games giant, which ca...
08:44 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo reports $49M loss as Wii U sales plummet in Q1 2016
 It’s finally here folks, Nintendo’s quarterly earnings day has never been so anticipated. But the Pokmon phenomenon hasn’t translated into success for the games giant, which ca...
08:34 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Carmaker PSA Group acquires majority stake in European auto-repair marketplace Autobutler
 PSA Group — the carmaker behind brands Peugeot, Citron and DS — has acquired a majority stake in European auto-repair marketplace Autobutler. Read More ...
07:29 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomis first laptop is a Macbook Air rival thats as cheap as $540
 Chinese smartphone and smart device maker Xiaomi just announced its first laptop — and boy does it look familiar to products belonging to a company that begins with the letter ‘AR...
07:07 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go Plus wearable launch date pushed back to September
 With Pokmon Go, delays are inevitable it seems. The game’s much-hyped launch in Japan was subject to cancelations last week, many people across Asia still don’t have the title —...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Zeek, a startup that lets you buy and sell unwanted gift vouchers, closes $9.5M Series B
 Israeli startup Zeek, whose app lets you buy and sell unwanted store gift vouchers, has closed $9.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Scale-Up Venture Capital, with participation...
06:40 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Australias largest banks unite to challenge Apple Pay
 A number of Australia’s top banks have come together to challenge Apple and its Apple Pay service in the country. Read More ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Solar Impulse 2 Completes Record Flight
Stefan Etienne tries out a very real meaty veggie burger, Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler, eHarmony CEO steps down, Solar Impulse completes record flight around the world on only solar electrici...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Israeli technology and the future of transportation
 The quantum leaps in productivity created by the car, train, ship and plane have dramatically changed our lives and movements. But today, we’re at the forefront of a new revolution in mobi...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Watch TechCodes Demo Day here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you TechCode‘s Demo Day today, Tuesday July 26th from Mountain View, California. TechCode’s U.S. accelerator program focuses on artificial intelligence...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch Deep learning software knows that a rose is a rose is a rosa rubiginosa
 We can’t all be botanists, unfortunately, but most of us do have smartphones, and that may be a start. A computer vision system built by Microsoft Research Asia can identify thousands of s...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch What the National Transportation Safety Board knows about the fatal Tesla crash so far
 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a preliminary report on the fatal crash involving a 2015 Tesla Model S and a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia truck in Williston, Florida in May....
12:04 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2016
Techcrunch What the NTSB knows about the fatal Tesla crash, so far
 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a preliminary report on the fatal crash involving a 2015 Tesla Model S and a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia truck in Williston, Florida in May....
10:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Everything you need to know about Apples huge third quarter
 Apple’s third quarter results came out today. They’re pretty good! Or, at least, not bad — and good enough to keep investors happy. Very happy, actually: the stock jumped more ...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch How Facetune and Enlight became top photo apps
 Jerusalem-based Lightricks knows what it takes to stand out amongst the thousands of photo apps. They’ve done it twice — with Enlight and also Facetune, which is currently the top ph...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Apple R&D spending is up as the company looks to new products
 The big takeaway from today’s Apple earnings call: the company is investing in the future. While it’s true that revenue took a dip from $49.61 billion this quarter last year down to ...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Apples revenue dives 33 percent in Greater China
 China impacted Apple’s bottom line quite a lot this quarter — and not in a good way. But the company still plans to invest in the country, Apple CEO Tim Cook said right after the com...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Did Russian government hackers leak the DNC emails?
 By now, it’s pretty clear that Russian hackers are responsible for breaches of the Democratic National Committee networks that occurred last summer and in April of this year — severa...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Heres why NASA is launching an asteroid sample return mission for the first time
 On September 8th, NASA will launch the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on a mission to an asteroid and return a sample of it back to Earth – NASA’s first mission of this type. In doing so, NAS...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch You can now use Venmo to pay for things inside other apps
 In January Venmoannounced that users will soon be able to use Venmoto pay inside other apps, similar to how most e-commerceapps already offerPayPal or Apple Pay as payment options. And now (well...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch This new brain-scanning technique is literally mind expanding
 Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between science and technology almost all the time when it has to do with the brain. But this research from MIT that allows for vastly improved ...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch The new number crushing Twitter: revenue growth down from 60% to 20%
 Twitter has a new number that’s killing its share price, down 9.5% in after-hours following grim earnings. First there was the user growth problem that still plagues it. Twitter’s mo...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Apples cash on hand decreased for the first time in nearly two years
 Apple just reportedearnings for Q3 2016, and the company soundly beat analyst’s expectations. However, there was one number that we’re not used to seeing. Apple’s cash on hand ...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch iPhone, iPad and Mac sales are down, but Apple only cares about services now
 Apple just reported its Q3 2016 earnings, and investors are sending its stock through the roof. While the company managed to beat analysts’ expectations, Apple is selling less iPhones, iPa...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch IPO on horizon, subprime lending startup Elevate adds $545M in credit from Victory Park Capital
 With an IPO on the horizon, subprime lender Elevate will have an additional$545 million credit faculty to support its growing customers. Elevate’sniche right now is providing loans to borr...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Lifting childrens economic prospects through technology
 In 2016, Forbes reported there were 159 technology billionaires, and four of the 10 richest people in the world made their money in the tech sector. We believe there are opportunities for these ...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch What Peter Thiel doesnt understand about US innovation
 Thiel sees the American governmentlocking down innovation and keeping it out of the hands of the American everyman. Instead of innovation for all, he described adystopian world of governmentalin...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Ava launches a wearable to help couples conceive
 Tracking your period, peeing on a stick and carrying around a thermometer have been the dominant technologiesover the past 20 years to help families conceive. If it sounds outdated, that’s...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder subscriber growth disappoints Match investors
 Match Group reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday. At first shares roseabout in initial after-hours trading, but then they were down 5% as investors were disappointed by sub...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Music picks up Carpool Karaoke as a standalone series
 So, here’s something I wasn’t expecting: Those Carpool Karaoke segments on James Corden’s Late Late Show are being turned into a standalone show — a show that’s bee...
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Apple beats earnings expectations by a mile, and its stock is soaring
 Apple needed a breakout quarter after its last whiff, and boy did it get one. The company reported revenueof$42.4 billion and earnings of$1.42 per share.Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.38...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Skully has crashed and burned
 Last week TechCrunch came to youwith the dramatic departure of AR helmet maker Skully’s CEO and co-founder Marcus Weller and now several sources from inside the company tell us the startup...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch This company wants to turn water bottles in Flint, MI into auto parts
 The water is still toxic for many residents of Flint, MI yet one automotive supply company has plans to turn the crisis into an opportunity. An auto parts supplier today announced plans to reloc...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch VR studio Kite & Lightning raises $2.5M to build a fighting baby game
 Funding may be becoming a bitharder to come by for some startups in the current climate, but generally as long as a company hasthe right idea someone will always be there with a checkbook in han...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter dives after mixed Q2: $602M sales, $0.13 EPS, MAUs up 3% 313M
 Twitter today reported Q2 earnings, and the woe that is its poor user growth continues, with its 313 million monthly active users up just 3% on a year ago, and up less than 1% on its previous qu...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Eating the plant-derived Impossible Burger cooked by Momofukus David Chang
 On a random morning, if you’re invited to come watch David Chang: chef, personality and owner of the Momofuku restaurants cook a “meat burger made of plants” — you go. Re...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Program your own self-driving racer with FormulaPi
 Self-driving race cars are a few years away but why not simulate the roar of robotic Formula 1 cars with a little Raspberry Pi magic? The folks at Piborg are offering the opportunity for hackers...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Some last-minute thoughts about Apples earnings
 In about an hour, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings. So you’ll soon be able to read all about it on TechCrunch as we have a team ready to look at all these numbers and find out if...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Real trainers dont Pokemon Go without a little Willow in their pocket
 After a storied history making Poke balls, Saffron City tech firm Silph Company recently started trying its hand at software. Inspired by Pokemon Go’s popularity, its latest app Willow aim...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch LeEco set to acquire US TV maker Vizio for $2 billion
 You’d be forgiven if you’re not super familiar with LeEco. The company, until fairly recently known as LeTV, isn’t exactly a household name here in the States. In its native Ch...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch A hack by any other name
 Early this morning — so early that most of our audience probably didn’t see it — a story was posted on TechCrunch from the ever so friendly OurMine hacking team. The post was u...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch See you tonight in Chicago
 See you tonight! We’ll be meeting at 7pm in the MakeOffices space in the Loop. There will be some free beers and chicken sandwiches. We’ll hold a pitchoff at 8pm and close up at 9pm ...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Halo has been testing its brain stimulating wearable with Olympic athletes ahead of Rio
 A couple of months after taking to the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in Brooklyn to show off their neuropriming headset, Halo Neuroscience revealed that a number of Olympic athletes from various c...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch WooCommerce now works with Square to seamlessly run both online and offline stores
 A bit more than a year after Automattic acquired WooCommerce, the popular service that turns any WordPress website into an e-commerce store is now integrating with Square. While this kind of int...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter for Android gets a Night mode
 Well it took a while, but Twitter for Android users can finally enjoy the their tweets when the sun dips past the horizon, throwing the world into darkness. Yes, Twitter has added a “Night...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Prospera raises $7 million to put computer vision and AI to work on the farm
 A Tel Aviv-based startup called Propsera has raised $7 million in new venture funding to build out systems that will monitor and help farmers improve the health of their crops, and optimize thei...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook open sources 360 Surround camera with Ikea-style instructions
 Facebook needs you to fill its News Feed, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR with 360 content. So today it put all the hardware and software designs of its Surround 360 camera on Github, after announcing ...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Bellabeat Leafs new wearable and app help women tackle stress
 Bellabeat, the maker of a line of health trackers aimed at women, has sold over 400,000 units of its first health tracker known as the Leaf – a name given to the device because of its leaf...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Vault-Tec Workshop gives Fallout 4 players their own Vault to toy with
 Fallout 4, I can’t quit you. At least, not while Bethesda continues adding content, like today’s launch of the Vault-Tec Workshop add-on. The $4.99 DLC brings players on Xbox One, Pl...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn buys PointDrive to boost its social sales platform with sharing
 LinkedIn, the social network forprofessionals with 430 million users and now on itsway to becoming a part of Microsoft, is putting some more firepower into its sales product. The company has acq...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch eHarmony CEO Dr. Neil Warren steps down, VP Grant Langston steps in
 We’re all familiar with Dr. Neil Clark Warren, the CEO and founder of eHarmony and the star of all the dating platform’s TV commercials. But Dr. Warren is finally resigning as CEO, t...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Alchema makes your hipster small-batch cider brewing dreams come true
 When I was in high school, a friend of mine wanted to brew his own beer and his setup involved a bath tub and a lot of food safety risk. Alchema, a new Kickstarter project, shows just how far ho...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch BlackBerry ditches the physical keyboard for its second Android phone
 Surprise – BlackBerry is back. The once mighty and always business-minded smartphone maker has returned with its followup to the PRIV. The Canadianhardware company’ssecond Android ha...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe Lightroom comes to Apple TV, of all things
 Adobe just announced that its popular Lightroom photo editing software is coming to Apple TV. Well, not the editing part. It’s basically a slideshow app — but really, that’s fi...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch How marketers and brand managers can prepare for the cognitive era
 Sensors are all around us, not just in our cars but in our homes, our phones, our airplanes, our elevators, our workplaces and on our wrists; they are ubiquitous. They protect us, warn us and, i...
02:56 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Volition Capital has rounded up $250 million for its third fund
 Volition Capital, a six-year-old, Boston-basedgrowth equity firm, just closed its third fund with$250 million in capital commitments. It’s a sizable step up from the firm’s previous ...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again
 Zagat, the restaurant review service Google acquired in 2011, has finally been given a mobile makeover today following years of what have been only minor updates and bug fix releases. Launching ...
02:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Solar Impulse 2 touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete its round-the-world trip
 Four continents, 24,800 miles, and more than 500 days later, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are back where they started. The pair of Swiss pilots completed their round-the-world tour in t...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch T-Mobile adds Apple Music and over a dozen video services to its free streaming program Binge On
 T-Mobile again expanded its free streaming program Binge On this morning, with the addition of Apple Music and fifteen other providers, including video services like ABC, Fox Now, FXNOW, Disney ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Engie wants to open up the auto-repair industry with diagnostics tech and mechanic marketplace
 Israeli startup Engie wants to crack open the auto-repair industry with a combination of hardware and software to enable you to better understand the health of your car, tied to a more transpare...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Taboola steps up in video referrals, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M
 Taboola, thestartup behind the publishing widget that recommends more content at the end of articles online, has made an acquisition to expand its horizons beyond the written word: it has bought...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M
 Taboola, thestartup behind the publishing widget that recommends more content at the end of articles online, has made an acquisition to expand its horizons beyond the written word: it has bought...
01:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch The Xbox One S gets bundled Madden and Halo
 Sure the plain ole Xbox got a price drop down to $249 ahead of the release of the console’s svelte new configuration, but Microsoft’s still looking to lure in bargain hunters whoR...
01:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo NX said to be a portable console with removable controllers and a TV dock
 Nintendo’s upcoming NX console is slowly taking shape, but a new report provides a lot more specificity than we’ve seen in the past, claiming the still-secret gaming hardware is actu...
01:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Janica Alvarez to talk innovation in womens medtech at Disrupt SF
Janica Alvarez, CEO and co-founder of Naya Health, is slated to speakat Disrupt SF this September. Janica’s mission for Naya Health is to create better experiences for moms through a range of ea...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Rockets of Awesome makes shopping for kids clothes easier with home try-on and a personalized site
 A new startup called Rockets of Awesome launching today wants to make shopping for kids’ clothing easier by offering to do it for you. Similar in concept something like StitchFix, which se...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft wants you to write better, stay focused and bore fewer people
 Microsoft announced a number of updates to Word, PowerPoint and Outlook today that will bring more of its machine learning smarts (among other things) to some of its core Office suite products. ...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Data visualization service Reflect raises $2.5M seed round led by DFJ
 Reflect, a Portland, Oregon-based data visualization service, today announced that it has raised $2.5 million on an oversubscribed seed round led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Other participants i...
12:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Mobileye wont supply Tesla self-driving tech beyond current EyeQ3 processor
 On their quarterly earnings call this morning, self-driving automotive technology company MobileEye announced that Mobileye’s work with Tesla will not extend beyond EyeQ3, the processor cu...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile gaming company Scopely raises $55M
 Scopely is announcing that it has raised a $55 million Series B round of funding. The Los Angeles-based company has built tools for promoting and monetizing mobile games — some of those ga...
11:11 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon Q2 misses on declining sales of $30.5B, beats with EPS of $0.94
 Verizon yesterday announced a landmark deal to purchase Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion, but judging from its just-released second quarterearnings report, the telecom giantcontinue...
10:35 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Acalvio emerges from stealth with $17M to bring its deception-based cybersecurity system to market
 Acalvio Technologies, a new start-up made up of cybersecurity veterans, is emerging from some two years of stealth with $17 million in combined series A and B funding and a security product whic...
09:52 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch European restaurant delivery startup Take Eat Easy ceases trading as it tries to find a buyer
 The restaurant food delivery wars in Europe were always going to get messy and the latest casualty is Take Eat Easy. Despite celebrating 1 million in total orders last week, the Brussels-headqua...
09:11 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi
 Some more movement and consolidation is afoot in the on-demand transportation industry, specifically in Europe. Today, Hailo is announcing that it has sold 60% of its company to Mercedes-Benz ow...
07:09 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Prime launches in India, initially without Prime Video service
 Today seems to be a day of e-commerce inevitabilities in India. Alongside news of Rocket Internet-backed Jabong’s sale comes the launch of Amazon Prime in the country. Read More ...
06:41 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Rocket Internets Jabong sold to Flipkart-owned rival Myntra for $70M
 Finally, Rocket Internet has managed to sell Jabong, its fashion e-commerce site in India, after more than a year of speculation. Myntra, the fashion portal which itself is owned by Flipkart, ha...
06:15 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch N26 launches its investment product in Germany
 A few days after announcing its banking license, N26 (formerly known as Number26) is partnering with fellow German fintech startup vaamo to add a new service to its banking offering with its fir...
04:54 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch A Florida judge has ruled that Bitcoin isnt money
 Ever since it moved into the mainstream Bitcoin has had a bit of an identity crisis. Mainly because no one is really sure whether it should be considered money or property. The IRS says it’...
04:01 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch OpenStack will soon be able to run in containers on top of Kubernetes
 OpenStack, the open source project thatallowsenterprises to runan AWS-likecloud computing service in their own data centers,added support for containers over the course of itslast few releases. ...
03:20 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Verizon Buys Yahoo
Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion, Nintendo shares plummet on announcement that Pokmon Go success won’t affect company that much, Audi starts a subsidiary to focus on self-driving, Bob Mansfi...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Southeast Asia tech media company E27 raises $2.2M
 Singapore-based media company E27 has closed a SG$3 million (US$2.2 million) Series A round as it looks to grow its tech-focused news website and events business. Read More ...
02:47 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Android Phone app now identifies spam callers
 There’s nothing worse than answering a call from a number you don’t recognize and getting locked into an awkward sales or marketing call. Well, those incidents may be less frequent f...
02:39 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus update paves the way for room-scale VR on the Rift
 The Rift’s best days are still ahead of it as Facebook’s virtual reality company prepares to drastically improve user experience by introducing its room-scale tracked motion Touch co...
01:10 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2016
Techcrunch NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over
 2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in t...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon partners with UK government to test its drones
 Amazon today announced that it has partnered with the UK Government to test some of the technologies that may one day enable its Prime Air dronedelivery service. In a partnership with the UK Civ...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon partners with U.K. government to test its drones
 Amazon today announced that it has partnered with the U.K. government to test some of the technologies that may one day enable its Prime Air dronedelivery service. In a partnership with the U.K....
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch The future is a smarter world of dumber devices
 In the early 2000s, we lived in an era of expensive storage and slow connectivity. Those of us tasked with predicting the future faced a dilemma: Would processing and storage get so cheap that e...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Pokemon Go estimated at over 75M downloads worldwide
 Pokemon Go has already earned one official record – most downloads on the App Store in a launchweek ever. But it’s going to break a lot more records still: app analytics firm SensorT...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go estimated at over 75M downloads worldwide
 Pokmon Go has already earned one official record— most downloads on the App Store in a launchweek ever. But it’s going to break a lot more records still: app analytics firm Sensor To...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch AOLs Tim Armstrong explains the Yahoo acquisition and whats next
 Following a months-long bidding process, Verizon announced this morning that it’s acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion. The goal, it seems, is to merge Yahoo with AOL (w...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch 24 tech experts weigh in on what exactly a decentralized web means
 You may have seen some chatter here and there about the “decentralized web,” but there isn’t a really clear definition of what the term means — and really, considering it...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch CrunchMatch Alpha registrations are now open for investors and startups
 At this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016, TechCrunch introduced a new networking tool called CrunchMatch that helped 19 investors and 65 startups make a total of 88 connection meetings at...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Google Maps gets a cleaner look and starts highlighting areas of interest
 It’s been a busy week for the Google Maps team.As we reported earlier today, the Google Maps apps are getting a WiFi-only mode and the team is also bringing morecrowdsourcing tools to the ...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Omnitone surround sound project brings us closer to web-based VR
 As has been the case with so many industries, the pendulum of VR will eventually swing back from dedicated apps towards web-based systems — and when that happens, Google will be ready. It ...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Veeso wants to share your smiles and eye-rolls in VR
 First VR experiences seem to bring about a pretty wide variety of emotional reactionsfrom the people who try it, but right now there aren’t too many ways to actually convey how you’r...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Scale lets companies outsource their human-powered tasks with one line of code
 A new startup called Scale, officially launching today, wants to make it easier for businesses to outsource theircore processes and tasks that require people, not algorithms, to handle. This cou...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Zenefits gets a small fine in resolving regulatory concerns in Tennessee
 Zenefits has been under fire for skirting regulation, resulting in the ouster of its previous CEO Parker Conrad and a heavy-duty overhaul underway of the company. The results of that effort are ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch How predictive analytics discovers a data breach before it happens
 Cybersecurity experts are constantly trying to keep pace with changes in the volatile landscape of IT security. Despite sophisticated tools and solutions, every IT security officer knows that da...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch The new Glif smartphone mount is the smartest of its kind
 Launched just 18 months after Kickstarter itself, the original Glif was an early beacon of what was to come for the crowdfunding platform, with an innovative tripod mount for smartphones unlike ...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Update on the Chicago Mini-Meetup: We have a space!
 We’ve found a location for our mini-meetup tomorrow! We’ll be meeting at 7pm in the MakeOffices space in the Loop. There will be some free beers and maybe we can get some pizzas in o...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Mystery startup Wonder actually thinks it can make a phone
 Hubris is both the fuel for great disruption, and meteoric failure. Wonder is betting big. The stealth startup funded by Joe Lonsdale’s 8VC, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, and actor Kevin S...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Gett CEO claims his ride-share company is beating Uber in Europe
 It is a very competitive landscape for on-demand rides. While Uber dominates the market in the U.S., Didi Chuxing is the leader in China. And in Europe, there is another player that is making he...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Investors realize Nintendo didnt develop Pokmon Go and shares plummet
 Nintendo’s shares plunged after the company said late Friday that the worldwide success of Pokmon Go will not significantly impact its financial results.Nothing Nintendo disclosed about th...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch French startup Stuart partners with Just Eat to let restaurants outsource delivery
 It’s Groundhog Day in the world of European restaurant delivery. Despite Delivery Hero-owned Valk Fleet’s spectacular failure, another startup is trying its hand at letting quick ser...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch How to live stream the Democratic National Convention
 The Democratic National Convention kicks off this week in Philadelphia, in the wake of the GOP convention and a massive leak of Democratic National Committee emails that’s been widely attr...
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Platform change, the Yahoo-slayer
 In 2000, Yahoo was worth $125 billion. In 2008, it rejected a $44 billion buyout from Microsoft. And today it sold to Verizon for $4.83 billion. The lesson here is, ifyou won the last computing ...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch The giants fall
 One of the saddest scenes in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy is watching the slow-moving Ents – the massive tree shepherds that took days to decide whether or not to react Sauron’s ons...
04:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Ericssons CEO steps down as the company begins search for a replacement
 After a half-dozen years heading the company, Hans Vestberg is out as Ericsson’s CEO. The Swedish telecommunications giant announced today that the exec is stepping down from his post effe...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Audi setting up a subsidiary dedicated to self-driving car tech
 Audi is joining others like Daimler in focusing future investment on emerging tech categories like electric vehicles and self-origin cars, according to CEO Rupert Stadler. Speaking to German new...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Windows 10s Anniversary update is just what everyday users need
 It can’t be disputed: Windows 10 has been a wild success for Microsoft, after being installed on more than 350 million devices. To mark this, August 2nd is the release of the Anniversary U...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch A Tinder bot scam is promising users Verified accounts
 A new bot scam on Tinder is tapping into users’ desire to become “verified” on the popular dating service – a process that would allow them to confirm their identity, and...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Apples car project to be led by Bob Mansfield
 Apple has reportedly enlisted the help of long-time Apple executive Bob Mansfield to lead its automobile project. This comes by way of the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the ma...
03:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix gets The People v. O.J. Simpson in 2017
 Netflix has signed its first global licensing deal for streaming video rightswith 20th Century Fox, and viewers are in luck because the first show coming to Netflix exclusively for streaming isA...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch CrunchFund has a new partner: Susan Hobbs
 CrunchFund has a new partner, and it didn’t need to look far for her, either. Last week, Susan Hobbs joined the five-year-old, seed-stage outfit fromY Combinator, where she spent the last ...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Ask Donald Trump anything on Reddit this Wednesday
 This Wednesday at 6:30PM ET, log into your Reddit account and ask Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump anything. Anything. Granted, he’s not actually required to answer every qu...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices
 The popular password management utility Dashlane is making a move to go after the larger enterprise market today with the announcement of a new tool that will allow mobile employees to switch ac...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Trumpathon
 The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, July 22, 2016. The Gillmor Gang survives the Trump National Convention and its subsequen...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch The diagnosis and the cure of automation
 I was challenged recently to “name one job in the future that won’t be automated.” I was stumped. I couldn’t think of one job that someday won’t be dehumanized. Tha...
01:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter tries to explain itself again! via a new marketing campaign aimed at attracting users
 Do you have to tweet to use Twitter? Is Twitter a social network? Many people still think so because the company has failed to properly position itself – and its broader use cases – ...
01:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN
 A massmigration of IT services to the cloud, coupled with a huge growth of connected devices, has created a perfect storm forsecurity breaches with some 400 million malware attacks identified la...
01:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft slashes Xbox One price to $250 ahead of Slim launch
 This weekend, Microsoft dropped the price of the Xbox One for the third time since May, giving users access to the Xbox 360 successor for a mere $250. Remember, the Xbox One originally launched ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Google Maps is gaining a Wifi-only mode
 Cellular data can be expensive and wifi is often free. Thankfully it seems Google Maps will soon work on just Wifi. Google has yet to announce this option. Users are reporting the additional mod...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter will livestream weekly games from MLB and the NHL
 Twitter is expanding its live sports plans, with weekly, livestreamed games from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. The livestreams will be available for free to out-of-market...
12:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch MIT made a movie screen that brings 3D to all seats without the glasses
 Seeing 3D movies in theaters isn’t my preferred choice for a bunch of reasons, but the glasses definitely rank among its most annoying features. The cheap plastic things always have to rid...
12:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Remaining Yahoo to rebrand after sale of assets to Verizon in 2017
 One assetthat Verizon will be getting as part of its $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core assets, which it did not specifically mentionin its big announcement today, is Yahoo’s ...
12:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Pokemon Go to get more Pokemon, trading, and customizable PokeStops
 Pokemon players will eventually be able to fill out their collections via trades, which is very good news for people eyeing region-specific Pokemon like Australia’s Kangaskhan from the oth...
11:48 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch MoreUnited.UK will use tech to shake-up UK politics and stop extremists
 Crowd-funding is almost an old-fashioned concept in the tech world these days, but it’s still having a relatively new and significant impact in the world of politics. A brand new initiativ...
11:29 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch AOL CEO Armstrongs Yahoo memo: Well work closely with Marissa
 Today Verizon confirmed that it plans to acquire Yahoo’s core assets — search, advertising and content, along with Yahoo’sSunnyvale real estate — for $4.83 billion in cas...
11:29 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch AOL CEO on Yahoo deal: We want to get to 2B users [Memo]
 Today Verizon confirmed that it plans to acquire Yahoo’s core assets — search, advertising and content, along with Yahoo’sSunnyvale real estate — for $4.83 billion in cas...
11:07 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion
 After a months-long bidding process and many layoffs, Yahoo has finally founda buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is officially acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.8...
10:41 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Indias Quikr snaps up Hiree to grow its recruitment service
 Indian classifieds startup Quikr has made an undisclosed acquisition to grow its recruitment business. Read More ...
09:56 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Big data company Teradata acquires UKs Big Data Partnership
 More consolidation in the so-called big data space. Publicly-listed U.S. big data company Teradata has acquired London-based Big Data Partnership, a startup that provides big data solutions and ...
09:24 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch SoftBanks Pepper robot goes on sale in Taiwan in first overseas launch
 Pepper, the humanoid robot from SoftBank, is headed overseas for the first time after going on sale in Taiwan today. Read More ...
08:38 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Super-fast small biz mobile banking service Tide raises $2M seed round
 The race to create a new, 21st Century form of bank continues. In Europe, Holvi (coming out of Finland) was desktop-first and hasn’t come to the UK. It also hasn’t been focussed on b...
04:01 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Gridstore acquires DCHQ and becomes HyperGrid
 Gridstore, a company thatfocuses on building software and data center appliances forWindows Hyper V-based clouds, today announced that it has acquiredDCHQ, a service that helps enterprises move ...
01:47 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Clinton launches app designed to gamify campaigning
 For better or worse, preaching the gospel of your candidate no longer requires leaving the couch. As anyone who’s cracked open a social media account over the past year can corroborate, th...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Metal 3D printing takes flight
 While many designers and engineers find success with 3D-printing parts in plastic for prototyping and low-volume production, producing parts out of metal using similar technology has recently le...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2016
Techcrunch Dont feed the trolls tackle their abuse of platform power instead
 In the ever accelerating social media feedback loops of the modern Internet age, ‘don’t feed the trolls’ is a phrase that appears to have fallen out of fashion, favor and colle...
10:32 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Democratic National Committee chair steps down following Wikileaks email release
 In a massive shake up just ahead of Monday’s convention in Philadelphia, Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced todaythat she will be stepping down from her role as the h...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Regenerative medicine today is like the internet in 1993
 Robin Smithis the co-founder CEO of ORIG3N, a regenerative medical company that has crowdsourced blood samples to create the world’s biggest and most diverse bio-repository. According to S...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Drip irrigation provides a conduit for change
 Democratic governments are slow-moving creatures — as they should be. Social stability generally requires that change be evolutionary, not revolutionary, lest the changes imposed set off t...
09:24 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoos board reportedly agrees to $4.8 billion Verizon bid
 According to reportsthat are starting totrickle in,Yahoo’s board has accepted the terms ofthe Verizon offer we reported last week. The core assets of the company that started life inJerry ...
09:05 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Why car tech companies should look to Amazon for inspiration
 Computers are complicated, and one thing drivers don’t need in cars is complication.The safe operation of big, heavy, motor-powered vehicles that can travel as high speed relies heavily on...
07:25 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store
 The hits just keep on coming for Prisma. Just over a month after launching on iOS and almost immediately capturing the imagination of the Instagramming masses in the process, AI-fueledphoto filt...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Apple lays the groundwork to kill online advertising
 Their products help us learn, communicate and navigate the world. The companies behind these innovations are battling for the future of computing. Each one is defending their core businesses whi...
06:23 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Solar Impulse 2 takes off the final leg of its round-the-world flight
 In the wee hours of the morning, the Solar Impulse 2 took from Cairo, embarking on the last leg of its round-the-world journey. The 17th and final partof the trip is set to end in Abu Dhabi, whe...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers use neural networks to turn face sketches into photos
 We all have a soft spot for Prisma, the app that turns smartphone photos into stylized artwork. But the reverse process — transforming artwork into pictures — is no less fascinating....
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch PonoMusic goes dark for several weeks as the company switches providers
 Neil Young’s music service is apparently down, but not out. In a note posted to Pono’s front page, the hi-res music provider announced that it’ll be going offline for for ̶...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Dont make founders equity even
 Sometimes I think about replacing the table in my office with a sofa and a box of tissues. I’m a lawyer, but sometimes I feel like a therapist. When startup founders sit down with me to ha...
02:12 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch That new Mystery Science Theater 3000 series is hitting Netflix
 That Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot you backed last year – you remember the one, right? Jonah Ray, Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt all signed on and you threw your screen like an angry ...
01:33 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Four official Star Wars drones are arriving this fall
 It was just a matter of time, really. With the new slate of Star Wars films on an annual schedule, and drones invading the skies all around us, the timing was right for this kind of synergistic ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch How much does it matter if your software quality sucks?
 I ran across a fascinating piece by Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures this week, provocatively titled: “Why Startup Technical Diligence Is A Waste Of Time.” You should go read it, but it...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Recasting Silicon Valleys role in society
 At Bloomberg’s recent technology confab in San Francisco, Marc Andreessen offered a vision for entrepreneurship, defining it as the ability to see how the world potentially could be, then ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2016
Techcrunch Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene
 It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon. Los Angeles didn’t have much in terms of a real tech scene — and even San Francisco only had a ...
10:48 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2016
Techcrunch Lets meet in Chicago for a mini-meetup
 I’ll be in Chicago this week and I’d love to meet some startups. I’m thinking about holding a micro-mini-meetup on Tuesday, July 26 at a location to be determined. Here’s...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2016
Techcrunch Building as a modular gadget
 Researchers and companies have been exploring new ways to improve buildings through analytics software, prefabrication, connected devices, new materials and construction automation. It’s s...
07:58 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2016
Techcrunch NASA releases new video showing the globe age one year
 Last year around this time, NASA released the first image of Earth taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite. Since then, that camera has captured a full year of our planet from its locat...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2016
Techcrunch The assimilation of robots into the workforce as peers, not replacements
 One might ask why we would ever want to create robots that can do human work when we have so many people who need jobs. The goal of robotics should not be to replace humans with robots, but rath...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2016
Techcrunch The government should be measured in its reaction to the Tesla crash
 While I acknowledge and appreciate the role of governmental agencies to protect its citizens from harm, I encourage the NHTSA to be rational and measured in their response. Today, the United Sta...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | WikiLeaks Publishes DNC Emails
WikiLeaks publishes a ton of democratic national committee emails, a bunch of employees leave reddit, Pokemon Go is live now in Japan, Verizon is close to buying Yahoo assets, Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Ch...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2016
Techcrunch Bad UX kills
 It clogs systems, causes accidents, wastes energy and makes people unhappy. It’s more than a bad experience on a website — in cities, bad user experience (UX) design can actually kil...
11:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course
 The future is small in space: picture Cubesats the size of toasters and Femtosats an inch across crowding the skies. A newly invented motor that’s both tiny and powerful goes hand in hand ...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Dots & Co. tweaks the Dots games by adding a friendly companion
 Dots & Co., the follow-up to the popular puzzle games Dots and Two Dots, launched on iOS and Android earlier this week. If reading about the new game isn’t enough for you, you can watc...
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Redbox is giving streaming another shot
 After unceremoniously putting the old kibosh on it Instant service back in 2014, your friendly neighborhood DVD dispenser Redbox is ramping up to give streaming another go. The movie distributor...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Waiting for the right professional network
 Today there is enough data available to bring people of similar or adjacent profiles closer, and inform them about signals and contexts where they could either help, pay it forward or seek help....
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go is doing a lot of good, here are 3 surprising ways
 “What are they doing?”That was the question an older woman, probably around 70 or so, asked me yesterday. She was pointing to a group of 18-ish boys and girls near a YMCA, the bigges...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Judge finds Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Chahal violated probation in domestic violence case
 A San Francisco judge ruled today that adtech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal violated his probation in a domestic violence case. Judge Tracie Brownordered Chahal to surrender his passports to the court on ...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch A $99 add-on that promises to bring 3D sound to standard headphones
 3D sound, it’s, ahem, all around you. From the look (or, rather, sound of it), hardware startups are convinced that the effect is set to be the next big thing in consumer audio, and Kickst...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Car breakdowns reach record high despite boost in auto technology
 In spite of the progress of car tech overall, the numberof vehicles breaking down is actually spiking. According to Fortune, the American Automotive Association (AAA) tended to a record-high 32 ...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Elon Musks master plan, Peter Thiel speaks at RNC and iPhone 7 leak
 History was made this week in tech as Peter Thiel wowed the crowd at the RNC, Elon Musk exposed Master Plan Part Deux and we saw yet another iPhone 7 leak. Read More ...
07:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch RNDMWRK randomizes remote work with subscription spaces
 Toronto entrepreneur David King learned something over the past four months, doing random bringing people together for random dinners at restaurants in Toronto: Many of the people participating ...
07:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch WikiLeaks publishes 19,252 DNC-related emails packed with personal information
 WikiLeaks has put online a searchable database of thousands of emails sent to and from top figures in the Democratic National Committee — many of which contain personal and financial infor...
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Star Trek Beyond points the 50-year-old franchise back at the stars
 Let’s start with the obvious: Star Trek Beyond a pretty good movie, but it doesn’t quite make it into the top tier of Trek films like The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country. ...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Apple says Pokmon Go is the most downloaded app in its first week ever
 Apple has told TechCrunch that Pokmon Go has broken an impressive App Store record. While the game was only available in a few countries at the time, the app has attracted more downloads in the ...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Apple says Pokmon Go is the most downloaded app in a first week ever
 Apple has told TechCrunch that Pokmon Go has broken an impressive App Store record. While the game was only available in a few countries at the time, the app has attracted more downloads in the ...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Hacking poverty through mobile tech and social entrepreneurship
 In Silicon Valley the term “hacker” has evolved to connote high praise for someone particularly creative, ingenious and adept at finding clever new ways to accomplish a difficult tas...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch In school or a recent grad? Get your cheap student tickets to Disrupt SF now
 Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the best startup show in San Francisco? Student tickets to Disrupt SF 2016 are still available at the deeply discounted rate of jus...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Why did Unilever pay $1B for Dollar Shave Club?
 Personal care; food; beverages — in category after category, the pattern is the same. We are seeing the systematic outsourcing of R&D to new retail and consumer brands just launching i...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 07.22.16
 Gillmor Gang – Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session 10amPT, Friday July 22th.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor Gang’s...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 07.22.16
 Gillmor Gang – Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today.Our live chat stream during the show broadcastGillmor Gang’s ...
04:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch NASAs Curiosity rover can now pick which bits of Mars to scan on its own
 Curiosity may be an older dog (the rover landed on Mars in 2012), but it’s still picking up new tricks. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently revealed (via Verge) that the robot ...
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch 3Doodlers CEO talks about what comes after the crowdfunding
 “You don’t just hand over a prototype to manufacturing and say, ‘make this,’ ” Maxwell Bogue explains, offering some off-hand advice to hardware startups. “Wh...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon is close to buying Yahoo assets: sources
 The protracted question of who is buying beleaguered Yahoo mayfinally have an answer. According to threereports published today, and our own sources, Verizon (which owns TechCrunch by way of AOL...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks new open source project makes it easier to get started with React
 Facebook’s React project is an open source library that allows developers to quickly build apps and their user interfacesinJavaScript. But that’s a bit of an understatement, because ...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch 100% Fun
 If 2016 taught us anything it’s that the Internet isn’t fun anymore. It’s not that a soulless network of computers interconnected via TCP/IP was ever supposed to be fun. ItR...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Apple will sell limited edition Apple Watch bands for the Olympics as sales stall
 Are you ready for the performance-enhancing drugs TV special called the Olympic Games? It looks like Apple is ready for the marketing branding extravaganza as the company is releasing limited ed...
02:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Welcome to The Daily Crunch, TechCrunchs new curated daily newsletter
 An inbox is a terrible thing to waste, which is why I’m going to make yours much better. Welcome to The Daily Crunch, a new daily, me-curated newsletter from TechCrunch. With The Daily Cru...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code
 There’s a reason why a college education still demands a level of proficiency in various topics, as well as offers a bulk of elective credits. Even at 20 years old, most people haven’...
01:43 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch For Dyson, the 360 Eye robot vacuum is only the beginning
 But true advancestakes time, and the tech behind Dyson’s first robot vacuum is nothing if not advanced. The 360 Eye vacuumboasts a sophisticated 360-degree vision system that combines a to...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch 7-Eleven delivers by drone in Reno including, yes, Slurpees
 7-Eleven Inc. and a tech startup called Flirtey have beaten Amazon to the punch in making the first drone delivery to a customer’s home in the U.S. Most already know 7-Eleven, the convenie...
12:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with the SpeedX Leopard carbon fiber racing bike
 It was challenge: finding a day in New York City where it wasn’t raining or sweltering, so I could get half an hour with the SpeedX Leopard racing bike. Read More ...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Israel is opening an innovation center to showcase Israeli technology and inspire young entrepreneurs
 It’s no secret that Israel is a hotbed of technological innovation.Just over the past few years the country has given birth to popular consumer startups like Waze, Viber and Fiverr. Plus, ...
12:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Indias Treebo Hotels raises $17 million for its budget hotel network
 Treebo Hotels has raised $17 million led by Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) with participation from existing investors SAIF Partners and Matrix Partners India. Read More ...
11:20 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Apply to The Duke Of Yorks next series of [email protected] events
 The Duke Of Yorkin England runs a unique series of events called [email protected] which have become a respected fixture in the London startup scene. Application are now open for the next series of e...
09:46 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Dine In founder appointed GM of UberEATs Singapore to battle Deliveroo once again
 Evan Graj, founder of Dine In, the London-based restaurant delivery startup that competed with Deliveroo before entering the deadpool late last year due to a lack of appetite from investors, has...
08:55 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Grab, Ubers rival in Southeast Asia, is developing a mobile payments platform
 It isn’t often that ride-sharing companies can introduce new services or products that really go much beyond what they already offer, but that’s what Grab, the company rivaling Uber ...
07:05 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Rocket Internets GFG closes $365M down round as external investors shy away
 Global Fashion Group (GFG), the umbrella group that manages Rocket Internet-backed online fashion businesses worldwide, has added 30 million ($33 million) to a 300 million round that it announce...
05:05 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch KK Fund announces second fund for early-stage startups in Southeast Asia
 Good news for early-stage startup founders in Southeast Asia: KK Fund just completed the first close of a new fund for seed stage investments. Read More ...
04:41 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tech reacts to Trumps RNC speech
 Trump’s RNC speech was long, so we here at TechCrunch cut it down for you with 10 quick reactions from investors, executives, and engineers. Read More ...
03:05 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go finally goes live in Japan with McDonalds the first sponsored location
 Pokmon Go has finally launched in Japan, the land where Pokmania first began. McDonalds is the game’s first sponsor in a deal which, as we reported earlier this week, turns the fast food f...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | KickAss Torrents Owner Arrested
The owner of KickAss Torrents gets arrested, Elon Musk reveals part 2 of his master plan, smartwatch shipments drop 32% in the second quarter of 2016, Facebook completes its first official test flight...
02:59 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Nvidia launches new flagship graphics card, the $1200 Titan X
 The latest graphics card release from Nvidia is, in fact, the most powerful card its ever produced. With 12 billion transistors, the latest Pascal architecture, 12GB of GDDR5X memory and 3,584 c...
01:38 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch Atmospheres of Earth-like planets studied for the first time
 Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to conduct the first atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets and found evidence to suggest that two could be habitable. The planets have ...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2016
Techcrunch The role of higher education in entrepreneurship
 The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report recently published rankings of university entrepreneurship. Among the top 12 schools, the two lists share but a single institution. How can ...
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Now anyone can build features for Cola messenger
 Cola, a messaging app that integrates apps into chats, is opening up its developer kit today to enable anyone to build new apps.The updated version availabletoday comes with 12 “bubbles...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Shiny and chrome! Rendering sparkly surfaces in CG just got massively better
 As the graphics in games and movies edge closer and closer to photorealism, even the subtlest tricks of the light must be simulated. For years an especially tough one has been recreating the spa...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Reddit is still in turmoil
 Although Pao was seen as the driving force behind efforts to make Reddit respectable enough to appeal to advertisers, the company continued its clean-up after her departure, making diverse hires...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Pandora struggles to find new footing as music streaming becomes commoditized
 Pandora, in a story we’ve seen before with many other maturing companies, is facing an existential crisis.The company now finds itself fighting for its life against competition from the co...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Monotype will acquire marketing startup Olapic for $130M
 Monotype, a publicly-traded company focused on fontdesign and technology, announced today that it’s acquiring Olapic, a startup that helps brands promote themselves with user-generated pho...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Daimler hits the gas on electric and autonomous driving tech
 Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler intends to up its spending on research and development, the company revealed during its quarterly earnings call on Thursday. The high-end car maker is going ...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reason number one to tune in to the RNC with us tonight
 Donald J. Trump is, to put it gently, not well liked within the Silicon Valley tech industry — and not because it is the liberal bastionit’s often portrayed to be. Mary Meeker, Meg W...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reason No. 1 to tune in to the RNC with us tonight
 Donald J. Trump is, to put it gently, not well liked within the Silicon Valley tech industry — and not because it is the liberal bastionit’s often portrayed to be. Mary Meeker, Meg W...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Roger Ailes resigns from Fox News
 Roger Ailes has officially resigned as chairman and CEO of Fox News, according to an announcement from parent company 21st Century Fox. The resignation followsa lawsuit alleging that Ailes sexua...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook clones Snapchat again with 24-hour Quick Updates
 Poke failed. Slingshot failed. But Facebook is still trying to mimic Snapchat with a new Stories-style feature it’s testing called “Quick Updates”. These 24-hour ephemeral upda...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook scraps another Snapchat clone: 24-hour Quick Updates
 Poke failed. Slingshot failed. But Facebook is still trying to mimic Snapchat with a new Stories-style feature it’s been testing called “Quick Updates”. These 24-hour ephemeral...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch PayPal ticks up 2% on earnings, Visa partnership
 PayPal reported earnings after the bell on Thursday, showing $2.65 billion in revenue for the quarter, when analysts were expecting $2.6 billion. Adjusted earnings per share was also in line wit...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Pandora shares drop after it rejects $3.5B buyout from SiriusXM
 Wall Street quieted Pandora today following mediocre earnings and news thatPandora’s board rejected a $3.4 billion acquisition offerat about $15 per share from Sirius XM radio owner Libert...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Botinfluencers are the programmatic future of conversational advertising
 In the near future, ads will just be part of the conversation. Bots, and the AI technologies that drive them, are taking huge leaps forward in sophistication and reach. While bots had previously...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch This amazing search engine automatically face-swaps you into your image results
 Ever wonder what you would look like with long, wavy hair? I think you’d look great. But how can you try on a few looks without spending a fortune at the salon, or hours in photoshop? I...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Impinj soars 28% in internet-of-things IPO
 It has been a very slow year for tech IPOs, but Seattle-based Impinj decided to brave the public markets and list on the Nasdaq today. The company priced at the top of the range at $14 and then ...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Graham shows how an evolved human body could survive a car accident
 Human bodies aren’tevolving quickly enough to withstand the force of a major car accident using today’s auto technology. To help illustrate this, Australia’sTransport Accident ...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Print your own triple-axis tourbillon (trust me, itll be cool)
 In the world of horology there are few things fancier than the tourbillion and there are few things extra fancier than a triple-axis model. Originally invented by Abraham Louis Breguet, the tour...
06:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Moovit helps you catch em all in Pokemon Go
 Moovit wants to help you catch ’em all and catch the bus at the same time. It’s integrated with Pokemon Go to make it faster to catch a Grimer. (For the uninitiated, that’s a P...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Google hires former Samsung VR exec to work on Daydream
 Google is forminga ratherhefty team within the company to tackle smartphone-based virtual reality. The latest addition to the team is Matt Apfel, a former VP of content strategy for Samsung̵...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Google now uses machine learning to make reading comics on phones easier
 Plenty of people still like to read their comics on paper, but increasingly, phones and tablets are the devices of choice for keeping up with the Justice League. Last year, Google introduced a n...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon is launching virtual network services
 Called “Virtual Network Solutions” and announced in a press release filled with so much corporate jargon it’s barely understandable, the idea is that spinning up, monitoring, m...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch GoldieBloxs new kids app aims to inspire the next generation of female coders
 GoldieBlox, the educational toy, book and game maker best known for its line of engineeringtoys aimed at young girls, is expanding its digital footprint today with the launch of its first paid a...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Smartwatch shipments drop 32 percent in the second quarter
 According to new numbers posted by IDC, smartwatch shipments are down for the second quarter of this year, marking the first drop of its kind. And it’s not insignificant falloff – mo...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Bookshelf GPS adds interactive, personalized content to VitalSources textbook library
 Personalized learning company Cerego is teaming up with VitalSource, the ed-tech arm of book distribution company Ingram.VitalSource says its BookShelf platform already offers access to a librar...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Facebooks internet-shooting solar plane take off
 Aquila will fly for 90 days at a time, blanketing a 60-mile wide area with internet access. But to prove it works, Facebook’s solar-powered plane just completed its first official test fli...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Coinbase is adding support for Ethereum
 Since Coinbase was founded in 2012, hundreds if not thousands of Bitcoin competitors (typically referred to as alt-coins) were created. But Coinbase ignored the noise and remained focused on sup...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Grover lets you rent electronics on the cheap
 Shopping online for electronics can be overwhelming. First you have the tech blog reviews, and then the forums, and then the product page itself. Finding the right product, at the right price, c...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Primes latest perk is discounted student loans
 Amazon Prime is known for its 2-day shipping service and other perks, like free movies and TV shows for streaming through Prime Video and unlimited photo storage, among other things. But now you...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers develop connected stitches that transmit patient health data
 Nobody wants stitches. They suck when they put them in, they suck when they take them out. They feel antiquated, like some holdover from a medieval medical manual, but they get the job done. A t...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Google Maps is turning its over a billion users into editors
 Google has begun to further tapinto the power of the crowd in order to improve its Google Maps application, the company announced this morning. This is being done through the introduction of a n...
02:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung invests $450M in Chinese electric car firm BYD
 On Thursday, Reuters reported that Samsung invested $450 million in BYD Company Ltd., a Chinese automaker and rechargeable batteries firm. The Korean smartphone giant clearly isn’t about t...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Combine design thinking and digital health to provide for the underserved
 When it comes to healthcare and wellness, the population of people needing support is quite diverse. Not everyone has adequate health insurance, disposable income for a gym membership or educati...
01:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch BBC iPlayer Radio app now available in the U.S.
 BBC does radio well, and now Americans can experience the full effect of the UK broadcaster’s audio content expertise with the iPlayer Radio app for iOS and Android. The app contains all o...
01:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Edward Snowden is working on an iPhone case
 Most probably wouldn’t have anticipated a smartphone case being high on Edward Snowden’s to-do list, but an on-going collaboration with Andrew “Bunnie” Huang detailed tod...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Hoppers travel app helps you pick the best dates, airports to save more money on your trip
 Fresh off its $16 million funding round from earlier this spring, popular airfare prediction app Hopper is moving beyond simply helping travelers figure out when to fly in order to snag the best...
01:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Udacity wants to help you become a self-taught self-driving car engineer
 Convenient that we just revealed self-taught autonomous car creator Geohot will be at Disrupt: Now you, too, can become a self-driving vehicle engineer, in one year, using Udacity’s newly ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch The Moto Z is an intriguing if not fully formed glimpse at a modular future
 Fast processing, hi-res screens, good cameras. Sure, some are certainly better than others, but even the bad ones are capable of things unthinkable on a mobile device not all that long ago. Heck...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch A seed grows in Boston
 Across 1,000 acres of cotton plants in Arkansas, Tyler McClendon is running an experiment. The seeds are the same, as are his company Oxbow Agriculture’s methods of growing them. But just ...
12:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch MasterCard jumps into UK payments technologies, buys VocaLink for up to $1.14B
 For those keeping tabs, one morebig tech company built and operating in the UK has been snapped upby another company from abroad. Today, MasterCard Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire 9...
12:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Geohot will discuss the hacking hardware and the auto industrys self-driving future at Disrupt SF
 When he was seventeen, George “geohot” Hotz became the first person to jailbreak an iPhone, back when Apple really didn’t take too kindly to such things. Three years later, he ...
12:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Honda and SoftBank partner to turn Asimo into KITT from Knight Rider
 Car and tech companies continue to partner up, but Honda and SoftBank’s newly-announced union is a little different from most. Rather than working on self-driving cars, or a more connected...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Redis Labs raises $14M for its in-memory NoSQL database services
 Redis Labs, the company behind the open source Redis data structure store, today announced that it has raised a $14 million Series C round led by Bain Capital Ventures and Carmel Ventures. The c...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder Social, helping friend groups plan their night out, launches globally
 Get ready for a new era — Tinder is about to launch Tinder Social globally. What is Tinder Social, you might ask? Well, Tinder Social is exactly the social planning app that has failed in ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Stack Overflow goes beyond Q&As and launches crowdsourced documentation
 Since its launch in 2008, Stack Overflow has become the go-tocommunity for discussingprogramming-related questions.Now the service is launching a new product thataims to harness itscommunity to ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Inkboxs short-term tattoos raise $1M from Alison Sweeney, Jeff Probst and more
 Inkbox’s two-week tattoos made waves when the company debuted its product on Kickstarter last year– Toronto-based founders Tyler and Braden Handley raised nearly $300,000 for their o...
09:45 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Hopsy debuts a countertop beer tap designed by the makers of Nespresso
 Bay Area-based (where else?) craft beer delivery service Hopsy has employed KRUPS, the German appliance maker behind the Nespresso, to create a countertop beer tap device for the home. The compa...
08:48 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Indias Mywish Marketplaces raises $15M to expand to new financial products
 Fintech companies are beginning to make a significant impact to how people live in Asia. Mywish Marketplaces, one of the more mature startups in what is admittedly a very broad sector, has raise...
07:33 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Number26 is now a true bank as it now has a full banking license
 Berlin-based startup Number26 is trying to reinvent the bank. This might sound crazy, and that's why the startup has processed step by step. After partnering with Wirecard for the banking b...
06:45 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla and Uber have more in common than you might think
 Elon Musk’s new master plan catapults Teslainto a new market; car-sharing. While the idea of Tesla car-sharing seems new, it is not the first time the company’s cars, coupled with au...
06:06 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Man behind webs biggest illegal film site arrested following (legal) iTunes purchase
 Here’s a dose of irony for you this fine day: the internet just lost its most prolific source of illegal movies after its founder was nabbed after buying something legally, on iTunes. Read...
04:35 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Omise lands $17.5M Series B to expand its Stripe-like service in Southeast Asia
 Omise, a Bangkok-based payment enabler much like Stripe, has raised a $17.5 million Series B round to expand its reach across Southeast Asia. Read More ...
03:33 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Website-building platform Brandcast raises $13.9M
 Brandcast, a startup allowing marketers and designers build mobile-friendly websites without having to write code, announced today that it has raised $13.9 million in Series B funding. The round...
03:20 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Early Niantic Pokemon GO Investor
Tito Hamze sits down for an interview with early Niantic investor Cyan Banister, Unilever buys Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion, Facebook Messenger hits 1 billion users, Pokemon Go launch is postponed...
02:26 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch The 7 steps of Elon Musks Master Plan
 Why did Tesla buy SolarCity? To make your solar panel roof battery power your self-driving electric pickup truck. Elon Musk just revealed the second phase of his “Master Plan” and we...
02:05 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Musks Master Plan has solar for everyone, but investors arent buying the dream yet
 The Tesla “Master Plan Part Deux” published tonight by founder Elon Musk proposes quite a lot of major projects, but perhaps the most far-reaching of them all is the plan to put sola...
02:01 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk addresses concerns around Autopilot and its beta label
 Elon Musk’sTesla’s ‘Master Plan, Part Deux’contains hisstrongest response yet to concerns around Autopilot, the subject of an ongoing National Highway Traffic Safety Admi...
01:24 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch 40 years after the first landing on Mars, this NASA scientist looks to resurrect Viking 1s analog data
 It’s been four decades since the Viking 1 lander touched down on Martian soil, the first lasting human presence on the surface of the Red Planet. It beamed its unprecedented data back to N...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Teslas master plan part two is huge for the company
 Elon Musk plans to steer Tesla towards fullyautonomous driving, car sharing, andcargo transport, according to the long awaited blog post on the company’s website. A fully solar power ecosy...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk reveals Teslas master plan
 Elon Musk plans to steer Tesla towards fullyautonomous driving, car sharing, andcargo transport, according to the long awaited blog post on the company’s website. A fully solar power ecosy...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla has a transport truck and a city bus replacement in the works
 Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk delivered part 2 of his “master plan” today, and two big parts of it are new vehicles, but not consumer models: Tesla is working on both a heavy-duty ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Why and how chatbots will dominate social media
 Since the early 2000s, brands have experimented with social media platforms to communicate with customers and prospects — first through weblogs, then eventually through social networks lik...
12:41 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Expedia acquires travel photography community Trover
 Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, anapp and website where people share their travel photos.The terms of the deal were notdisclosed. “At Expedia, it’s fair to say we b...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon patent proposes drone perches atop streetlights and other protruding infrastructure
 Pop quiz, hot shot: You’re a delivery drone with a flight duration of 20 minutes with your current payload, but because of delays (use your imagination) you’re never going to make it...
11:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Pokemon is getting a live-action movie based on Detective Pikachu
 Pokemon Go fever has definitely caught Hollywood’s attention: The franchise is getting a live-action movie,the rights to which were just won by Legendary Pictures. The movie won’t be...
11:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon is getting a live-action movie based on Detective Pikachu
 Pokmon Go fever has definitely caught Hollywood’s attention: The franchise is getting a live-action movie,the rights to which were just won by Legendary Pictures. The movie won’t be ...
10:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Qualcomm earnings beat with $6B in revenue and $1.16 EPS
 Following the bell today, Qualcomm reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2016 that met analyst expectations in terms of earnings per share, and exceeded expectations in terms of reve...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch What the Pokmon Go hype train means for Nintendos value
 There’s been much talk about Nintendo suddenly creating an enormous amount of value for itself with the release of Pokmon Go, perhaps one of the most successful game launches of all time.F...
09:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Warby Parker is offering Snapchat-exclusive sunglasses
 Warby Parker is offering its very first Snapchat-exclusive product — limited sunglasses that are only available for purchase to its Snapchat followers.The eyeglass retailer said it just sh...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google unleashes DeepMind on energy-hungry datacenter, cutting cooling bill by 40 percent
 DeepMind may be a master at one of the most complex games on Earth, but can it handle the day-to-day energy concerns of a Google datacenter? Yes, as it turns out, and with a vengeance. Read More...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google unleashes DeepMind on energy-hungry data center, cutting cooling bill by 40%
 DeepMind may be a master at one of the most complex games on Earth, but can it handle the day-to-day energy concerns of a Google datacenter? Yes, as it turns out, and with a vengeance. Read More...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Lighter Capital takes a different approach to startup financing
 The new world of startup finance is very strange.Private equity is increasingly dipping down to finance startups. Meanwhile, venture capital funds are being forced to use every financial tool im...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch CrunchBase sees some slowing for early-stage venture in the second quarter
 As in past quarters, a high portion of the largest early stage fundings went to life science companies developing breakthrough therapeutics platforms. Internet and technology companies also clos...
08:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch eBay shares up 5% after beating earnings expectations
 eBay reported second quarter results after the bell on Wednesday and saw its stock rise over 5% in initial after-hours trading. The company beat expectations, posting earnings at an adjusted 43 ...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Intel Q2 misses on sales of $13.5B, beats on EPS of $0.59 as it hunkers on with restructuring
 Chipmaker Intel, which in April announced that it would need to take a $1.2 billion charge on a massive restructuring of its business, has posted its Q2 earnings, and they are unsurprisingly mix...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo NX could bring lots more casual players back according to Ubisoft CEO
 The Nintendo NX is one of the most long-teased console releases I can ever remember,especially as an officially acknowledged thing. Speaking on his company’s quarterly earnings conference ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Powering the golden age of audio
 Audio, the spoken word, is humanity’s primary means of sentient communication: the sounds a fetus hears in utero; a lover’s whisper; a marriage proposal… all leave deep imprint...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Razer opens pre-orders for OSVR HDK 2 virtual reality headset
 When it comes to buying a serious VR headset, to mostit’s largely a questionof choosingthe Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive. There is a second tier of lesser-known VR headsets however, and at t...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Cornings stronger Gorilla Glass 5 is hitting devices later this year
 Corning has managed the remarkable feat of making smartphone glass – if not sexy exactly, at the very least compelling. Smartphone makers tend not to go out of their way when it comes to t...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Meet Dots & Co, the latest game in the Dots series
 Dots, the gaming studio that brought you ultra-successful time sinks Dots and Two Dots, is today releasing Dots & Co. Dots & Co is very familiar for folks who have played Dots and Two Do...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin on Unilever Acquisition
 Michael Dubin took improv classes early in his career, and humor has long played a role in the culture of DSC. He’s even adapted some lessons from improv to the role of CEO: “When yo...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin on the Unilever acquisition
 Michael Dubin took improv classes early in his career, and humor has long played a role in the culture of DSC. He’s even adapted some lessons from improv to the role of CEO: “When yo...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Laugh.ly, a Pandora for comedy, launches into beta
 Laugh.ly, a startup that’s something like a Pandora – but for comedy – is todaylaunching into public beta. Via its website and forthcoming mobile application, users can stream ...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Lockheed Martins Hydra Fusion builds 3D maps in real time from drone footage
 A drone is a great eye in the sky, but if you want richer data than what its cameras show — for example, detailed 3D maps — you might be looking at a few hours of processing time. Th...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb hires former Attorney General Eric Holder to craft anti-discrimination policy
 Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is joining Airbnb to fight discrimination on the short term rental platform. Airbnb CEO Brian Ch...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch The medium is the Messenger
 Messenger’s milestoneis just the latest in a series of big numbers for messaging apps. WhatsApp hit a billion users in February; Line, which had the most successful IPO of any tech company...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Giveaway: Enter to win a pair of tickets, airfare and hotel accommodations for Disrupt SF 2016
 TechCrunchDisrupt SF is taking place at Pier 48 September 12-14 and we can’t wait to see you. In honor of the occasion, we partnered with Product Hunt and Hipmunk to giveaway a pair of tic...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Second Life creators look to revamp reality once again, this time in VR
 The team is now embarking on its most ambitious project yet, a wide-reaching virtual reality networkcalled Project Sansar that is, in many ways, aiming to become anew layer of reality that gives...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Tony Fadell speaks out about innovation, revolution, Nest, Steve Jobs and entrepreneurship
 At a time when Silicon Valley is so focused on software, Tony reminds us that being truly revolutionary requires a combination of both great hardware and great software. A few years ago, it was ...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch CounterCraft bags $1.1M to fire up a security decoy play
 Spain-based security startup CounterCraft, founded last September, has closed a 1 million ($1.1M) seed round to accelerate development of a b2b security decoy technology designed to engage hacke...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Firefox will soon start blocking invisible Flash content
 Starting in August, Mozilla’s Firefox will block Flash content that “is not essential to the user experience,” the organization announced today.With this move, Mozilla is follo...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch China pumping brakes on highway testing of autonomous cars
 Pump those brakes. China has issued a temporary ban on the highway testing of autonomous cars. According to Bloomberg, the country’s auto regulators have warned automakers to keep their au...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Apple just dropped another iOS 10 public beta for you crazy testers
 This didn’t take long. Just a day after releasing the third iOS 10 developer beta, the second public beta of iOS 10 is now available to download. The second public beta of macOS Sierra was...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Pay is also launching in Hong Kong
 Right after launching in France, Apple Pay is now available in Hong Kong as well. As usual, only a few partnering banks are part of the launch, but the company expects to roll out support for mo...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Teal drone set to blaze across the skies at 85mph in time for the holidays
 George Matushas been building drones since he was 11 years old. At 18, he has built the world’s fastest production drone, Teal. The 730 gram craft will be able to takeoff at 70mph and has ...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Googles new Arts & Culture app brings the worlds art, virtual tours and more to your smartphone
 Experiencing the world’s art just got a little easier, thanks to Google’s newly launched Arts & Cultureapplication which puts works of art from over a thousand museums across 70 ...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch NYCs chief digital officer Jessica Singleton is heading to business school
 This is Jessica Singleton’s last week as chief digital officer of the City of New York. Singleton became the city’s digital director in January 2014, then took on an expanded role as...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch New ticketing technologies will open more doors to live entertainment
 Teams and artists aren’t able to manage their businesses effectively, e.g. they cannot move prices in real-time in response to changes in supply and demand (closed ticketing systems don...
04:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch STYR Labs wearable fitness system features customized vitamin deliveries
 Nutrition has been something of a missing link in the world of heath wearables. At best, some devices feature a system that requires users to manually enter what they’ve eaten over the cou...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches new API to help you parse natural language
 Google today announced the public beta launch of its Cloud Natural Language API, a new service thatgives developers access to Google-powered sentiment analysis, entity recognition, and syntax an...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Learn-to-code startup CK targets the Minecraft modding craze
 The learn to code space is packed with ideas. But when it comes to what children want to do online, towering over everything else is the build-it-yourself Microsoft-owned Minecraft platform. All...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoos head of diversity and inclusion is woke
 Yahoo’s first diversity report in 2014 was a wake-up call forMargenett Moore-Roberts. At the time, she was working heads-down as senior director of Yahoo’s video advertising strategy...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft debuts Bookings, a new Office 365 service for online appointment scheduling
 Microsoft this morning announced an expansion to its Office 365 suite with the debut of a new servicecalled Bookings, which will allow customers to schedule appointments with a business using on...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google Cloud Platform opens its first West Coast region
 Back in 2006, Google opened its first owned and operated data center in The Dalles, Oregon, and starting today, you’ll also be able to host your Google Cloud Platform applications in Orego...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Watch DesignSpace use VR to power up architectural and urban design
 Early demos of VR headsets talked a lot about the potential for designers working in virtual space with live 3D models, but DesignSpace, a prototype originally created at the 2015 AEC Hackathon ...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Rocket Internets GFC backs home care marketplace HomeTouch
 HomeTouch, the UK home care marketplace, has picked up 700,000 in new funding in a round led by Rocket Internet’s venture arm Global Founders Capital (GFC). Previous backer Passion Capital...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups
 Dreamit Ventures’ accelerator has ditched the demo day, according to Chief Innovation Officer Steve Barsh. That’s not the only change the early-stage venture firm and accelerator has...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Bioz pulls in $3 million from Esther Dyson, hopes to become Google for life science research
 Bioz, a new search engine for life science experiments, wants to reduce the time it takes researchers to thumb through thousands of science articles published online and get them right to the fi...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch SwiftKey officially unwraps its emoji prediction app
 Keyboard app maker Swiftkey, which was acquired by Microsoft for $250 million in February, has officially launched its first product since that acquisition — and it’s an emoji-predic...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch How Facebook Messenger clawed its way to 1 billion users
 Facebook’s gamble of forcing users to download Messenger has paid off. Despite the backlash, Messengerhas doubled its user count in twenty months to reach the one billion user mark five ye...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Popular writing app Scrivener is now available on iOS
 If you’re tech-savvy and a serious writer, chances are you already know about Scrivener. The popular writing app has been available on OS X and Windows for years now. And now, it is now av...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Square quietly sets up for a UK launch, now takes payments in pounds on Square Register
 The UK is sometimes called a nation of shopkeepers, and soon mobile payments company Squaremay be putting that to the test in the search for new business. Square Register — the companyR...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch New York City debuts plans for upgraded subway cars with WiFi and USB chargers
 Governor Andrew Cuomo talked up some ambitious plans for the future of the New York City Subway during an address to a crowd at Brooklyn’s Transit Museum this week. At the top of the list ...
02:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Canva brings professional design to anyone with its new iPhone app
 Online design platformCanva, which makes it easy for anyone to create professional graphics quickly – even if they don’t have a design background – is expanding its reach today...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs leads $10M investment in Brazilian trucking startup CargoX
 CargoX, a Brazilian startup that has been described as “Uber for trucks,” is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. The analogy is kind of irresistible, since...
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Get lost in 10,000 square miles of multiplayer VR with MetaWorld later this year
 Virtual reality as it exists currently is generally an isolating experience. Plenty of VR worlds are sparsely populated, inhabited by robots, or empty. There are social platforms for VR already,...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Pantheon Raises $29M for its WordPress and Drupal hosting and management platform
 Pantheon, a WordPress and Drupal hosting service with a strong lineup of features for developers, today announced that it has raised a $29 million Series C round. Investors in this round include...
11:20 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch SAP beats analysts expectations, reports record-setting revenue and profit
 German IT services and enterprise giant SAP reportedencouraging numbers for Q2 2016, beating analysts’ expectations and spiking its share price by nearly fivepercent in pre-market trading ...
10:05 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch DeepMinds first NHS health app faces more regulatory bumps
 It’s fair to say that Google-owned AI company DeepMind’s big push into the health space via data-access collaborations with the UK’s National Health Service — announced w...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Kinsas new Smart Elmo Thermometer is Sesame Streets first connected device
 A Sesame Street partnership is a big coup for any company – let alone one that’s only existed for four years and produced two Indiegogo-backed products. But Kinsa’s line of sma...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Trim personal finance bot raises $2.2 million to save you money
 Ever wonder how much you spend each month on Uber? The newly released Trim chatbot will tell you in a text. Trim also helps you manage subscriptions, set up spending alerts and check your bank b...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Product comparison engine Versus acquired by Germanys MenschDanke Group
 Versus, the Berlin-based product comparison site and engine backed by Earlybird Venture Capital, and Dave McClure’s 500 Startups (amongst others), has been acquired by Germany’s Mens...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Pokemon Go is a hit at Hot Topic, but hardly happening at Home Depot
 As Pokemon Go moves into the real-world partner marketing business with McDonald’s, one might wonder what businesses potentially stand to gain the most from association with Niantic’...
03:34 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter finally bans Milo Yiannopoulos, one of its most notorious trolls
 Twitter has permanently suspended MiloYiannopoulos, an editor at the conservative news outlet Breitbart and one of its most notorious trolls. The expulsionof Yiannopoulos, who counted more than ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Using Bitmoji in Snapchat
You can now use Bitmoji in Snapchat, apply to be verified on Twitter, Twitter will stream two NBA shows, Pokemon Go is launching in Japan tomorrow and Google gets a record number of data requests. All...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go launch in Japan postponed after email leak
 Game-maker Niantic has postponed today’s scheduled launch of Pokmon Go in Japan after internal emails leaked out on to the internet. Read More ...
02:23 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Unilever buys Dollar Shave Club for reported $1B value
 Unilever creates and captures a unicorn with its plans to acquire Dollar Shave Club.Announced this evening, the $130 billion dollar multinational consumer goods company is speculated to be payin...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch Only the privileged fear a robot revolution
 Leading venture capitalists, scientists and CEOs all have the same prediction for AI: machines will take jobs away, “eat the world” and, ultimately, overthrow humanity. These histrio...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch After 3 weeks, Worldpay still fumbling millions of Etsy transactions
 Etsy users had another bad week as payment processor Worldpay continues to cause problems.Late last week, some Etsy users began reporting that they had experienced duplicate charges. The forum o...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2016
Techcrunch One professors quest to 3D scan every fish in the sea
 If you were wondering what a mottled sculpin looks like, there are plenty of pictures available online. But while they may satisfy a curious tidepooler, the discerning ichthyologist demands more...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Car sharing leads to reduced car ownership and emissions in cities, study finds
 Cars areoneone of the top contributors to greenhouse gas emissions globally, and cars in cities can be especially heavy with their contributions, owing to traffic and population density. And whi...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Harassment of Ghostbusters Leslie Jones shows Twitter needs to change
 Leslie Jones, the star of the new “Ghostbusters” reboot and a cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” announced she was leaving Twitter after trolls bombarded her with raci...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook wants to use fluorescence to make its laser drones work better
 A team of physicists and electrical engineers at Facebook published a new idea for using luminescence to improve signal detection in free-space optical communication today. Facebook, in a partne...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook throws shade at Snapchats anti-creepy business
 “They’re going to hit some challenges and marketers are gonna start to ask questions when they get out of the experimental budget phase”, Facebook’s head of ad tech said ...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Reco thinks books are better when theyre recommended by people you trust
 I still love books, and I still have a fair amount of trouble finding new ones to read that I’ll actually enjoy. Helping with discovery is the idea behind Reco, a new mobile app from Canad...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts Q4 earnings beat with $22.6B in revenue, $0.69 EPS
 Microsoft today reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, itsfirst earnings report after announcing its proposed acquisition of LinkedIn. The company’s earnings came in at a...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts Q4 earnings beat Street with $22.6B in revenue, $0.69 EPS
 Microsoft today reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, itsfirst earnings report after announcing its proposed acquisition of LinkedIn. The company’s earnings came in at a...
08:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Google introduces speedier ads to its Accelerated Mobile Pages program
 Google has been working to create a faster news readingexperience through its Accelerated Mobile Pages project. Now it’s bringing something similar to online ads. AMP isan open framework f...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch How international students are keeping US colleges afloat and powering the tech industry
 Think back on your college experience and you may recall the presence of an on-campus residence set aside for international students. The fact that there was likely only one house for all the st...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop One files $250 million countersuit accusing BamBrogan of a malicious smear campaign
 Hyperloop One filed acountersuit against co-founder and former CTO Brogan BamBrogan today,claiming he was part of a group of four employees engaged in misconduct and abusive behavior.The transpo...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Attention nerds: Chrysler announces bug bounty program
 If you like poking, prodding, and proving big corporations wrong, has FCA US got a challenge for you. FCA US is the umbrella company for Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram, and itwants you to ...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch For my daughter
 My daughter is almost eight. She likes princesses and Harry Potter and doll houses and making videos to Taylor Swift songs and she has a few very clear influences and/or heroes. Mal from the Des...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Legalist is making it easier for lawyers to find state court records
 Imagine a lawyer with a client who lives in one county and works in another. Or even a lawyer who litigates in multiple states. Both common occurrences, but situations that make it very hard to ...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Volkswagen aims for more electric cars by 2020 amid ongoing emissions scandal
 Volkswagen is trying to mash the dash into the future, but its ongoing emissions scandal remains its biggest roadblock. And it doesn’t look like the trudge from the crisis will be sliding ...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Ex-Theranos customer files a lawsuit claiming faulty blood tests contributed to his heart attack
 Theranos is now steeped in an avalanche of legal woes, including a suit filed Monday, July 19 by an ex-customer alleging the company’s faulty blood tests caused him to have a heart attack....
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Airfordable lets you pay for travel over time
 Flying is expensive. So Airfordable is launching from Y Combinator’s Summer ’16 batch to let you book flights and pay over time before you take off. Here’s how it works: Travel...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Will photo art phenom Prisma raise or get bought?
 Prisma morphs your photos into fine art like Picasso or Mondrian, and it’s blowing up the iOS app charts. Today it came out in unofficial APK beta on Android. But what will be the fate of ...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch WhatsApp blocked in Brazil again
 Brazil’s battle with Facebook over its encrypted messaging app, WhatsApp, continues to rage. A Brazilian judge ordered telephone companies to cut off access to WhatsApp in the country afte...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Anyone can now apply to be verified on Twitter
 It may have just become a little easier to get the blue check mark on Twitter. Thecompany has just announced that they are opening applications toapply for verification on the platform. As a ref...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch A brief moment of VR brilliance with Trials of Tatooine for HTC Vive
 Psshhhewww…Wwooooom…Woooooom….Kkssschhhh…In the midst of thrashing a virtual lightsaber all around my body with all of the sound effects, it’s a bithard for me to i...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Grabr launches peer-to-peer marketplace for international shipping
 The international shipping industry is under siege by the tech world. Fleet and Flexport are just a few of the companies hopping into the space, but entrant Grabr is taking a different approach ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Grabr launches peer-to-peer marketplace for international shopping and delivery
 The international shipping industry is under siege by the tech world. Fleet and Flexport are just a few of the companies hopping into the space, but entrant Grabr is taking a different approach ...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch The Yamaha LL-TA Guitar turns a lonely little room into a concert hall
 “Well you’re in your little room,” wrote the bard. “And you’re working on something good. But if it’s really good you’re gonna need a bigger room.”...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Uber to get satellite imagery from company that supplies Apple and Google
 Uber’s drive to get closer to core components of its business continues as the company has secured a partnership with DigitalGlobe, a satellite imaging company that also provides images to...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Slack, now with 600 apps on its platform, pours $2M into 14 Slackbot startups via its Slack Fund
 Slack, the popular messaging appfor co-workers to chat, share files and distract each other with GIFs, has taken some major steps forward toestablish itself as a wider productivityplatform. As o...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Withings incredibly sophisticated thermometer is now available
 Even though Nokia acquired Withings for $190 million, the French company is going forward with its product releases. At CES, Withings announced the $100 Withings Thermo, a smart thermometer to t...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter, Facebook vet Rachael Horwitz joins Spark Capital as partner
 Spark Capital, one of the biggest and most successful early-stage and growth-stage VC firms based in New York, is bringing on a new partner in the form of Rachel Horwitz, veteran at both Twitter...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Skycure lands $16.5M series B round for mobile cyber security platform
 Sitting in a Tel Aviv office, my interviewee borrowed my iPhone for a simple demo. Inside 2 minutes he was displaying my key strokes and web browsing onto a big screen in the meeting room, entir...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Skycure lands $16.5M Series B round for mobile cybersecurity platform
 Sitting in a Tel Aviv office, my interviewee borrowed my iPhone for a simple demo. Inside two minutes, he was displaying my key strokes and web browsing onto a big screen in the meeting room, en...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Sift Science raises $30 million to predict and prevent fraud everywhere online
 To predict and prevent fraud online even more quickly than cybercriminals adopt new tactics, Sift Science has raised $30 million in a Series C round of venture funding in a round led by Insight ...
03:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Civic launches a free service that aims to stop identity theft before it happens
 A new startup called Civic, launching today, wants to help Americans stop becoming victims of identity theft. The company is aiming to topplesimilar identity protection services like Lifelock by...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Duolingo wants to reinvent flashcards with Tinycards
 Duolingo is probably the most popular mobile education app, but until now, the company’s focus has been solely on language learning. Today, the company is expanding its reachby launching T...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Doppler Labs raises another $24m to put a computer in your ear
 Doppler Labs, the makers of the Here Active Listening system and the Here One headphones, has today announced the close of a $24 million follow-on Series B funding round led by Peter Chernin and...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter will exclusively stream two original NBA shows
 Two weeks ago, Twitter was reportedlyin talks with the NBAtoacquire digital rights to streamhoops action. Well, those discussionsmaterialized quicker than a LeBron James-led fast break. Recode i...
02:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Pay is now available in France
 Apple l’avait dj annonc lors de sa confrence d’inauguration de la WWDC en juin, mais maintenant c’est officiel. Apple Pay est dsormais disponible pour les clients des banques p...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Bloomberg Beta raises a second $75 million fund
 When the partners at Bloomberg Beta — a $75 million seed investment fund — sit down to review how they’re doing, they say they don’t first look at the valuation of their ...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Rally crowdfunding mobility platform expands sports reach
 You’re a diehard New York Yankees’ fan stuck deep in Connecticut without access to a car or reliable public transportation, but the launch of startup Rally means you no longer have t...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Hearing health in tech
 Something as indispensable as hearing aids — which cost upwards of $5,000 (and that’s just for the basics) — should be as accessible and, frankly, affordable as a smartphone. C...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Of course Hollywood is working on a Tinder movie
 It’s not quite Steve Jobs or The Social Network. Think Friends With Benefits. The writing team behind that 2011 Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis vehicle has been given the early thumbs-up from...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon launches Kindle Classics to resell timeless essays from top writers and magazines
 Amazon this morning is introducing a new way to read short-form content on Kindle devices and in the Kindle app with the launch of “Singles Classics.” The service will bring articles...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon launches Singles Classics to resell timeless essays from top writers and magazines
 Amazon this morning is introducing a new way to read short-form content on Kindle devices and in the Kindle app with the launch of “Singles Classics.” The service will bring articles...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Meet 6 weird new Pokemon from Pokemon Sun and Moon
Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have another game besides Pokemon Go that they want you to remember: Pokemon Sun and Moon. Since I loved Pokemon before it was about getting exercise and meeting new p...
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Deezer opens its $9.99 on-demand music service in the US to everyone, no free tier included
 As rumors swirl of yet moreconsolidationin the digitalmusic market, a longtime player out of Europe already live in 180 countries is finally making a full entry into the U.S. in a play for more ...
01:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat now lets you use Bitmojis in chat or on snaps
 Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the startup behind Bitmoji, back in March. The acquisition was worth a reported $100 million, but at the time, how the product would be integrated wasn’t clear. ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Service Protect will automatically detect when your flight is delayed and request compensation
 Service is an app we’ve covered before – the startupacts as an intermediary between you and businesses where you’ve had bad experiences. So this means whenever your bags are lo...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Kiip, a mobile rewards startup, raises $12 million Series C round
 Mobile advertising can be really intrusive. But, ifdone right, you might not even notice you’re being advertised to. That’s what mobile rewards startup Kiip is all about. It allows a...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Zenreach raises $30 million; Peter Thiel joins board
 If you’ve used free wifi in San Francisco, there’s a good chance you’ve used Zenreach and just don’t know it yet.The company, until now, has flown largely under the radar...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Googles latest transparency report shows record government data requests
 Google saw a record number of data requests from law enforcement agencies worldwide during the second half of 2015 as the request total passed the 40,000 mark for the first time. That’s up...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch The Volata high-tech bike is designed to have everything a cyclist needs
 San Francisco-based Volata Cycles looked around at the bicycle market and found it lacking, especially when it came to included options. Bikes are still largely sold as basic packages, with a ri...
12:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Marc Benioff is returning to Disrupt SF
 There are lotsof things you could say about Marc Benioff. Like, that he cofounded and runs Salesforce,one of the world’s biggest cloud computing companies. Or that he’s also abook au...
12:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Student loan platform CommonBond raises $300M and $30M in equity, buys Gradible
 Some online loan platforms have taken a hitof late, but not all of them are struggling: today, CommonBond, a platform that specialises in loans and refinancing for students, is announcing that i...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Coffee Meets Bagel overhauls dating app with ladies choice
 Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is making some big changes, rolling out a “ladies choice” update in the coming days. San Francisco-based Coffee Meets Bagel says it has generated 2.5 bi...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Decacorns continue to get funding while the rest of the startup investing declines
 If you look at the investment dollars for the last quarter, you might be surprised to see an uptick in deal volume. For all the gripes about sky high valuations and bubble fears, it seems strang...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Zoosk takes on Tinder with debut of Lively, a free app that uses video to tell stories
 Zoosk, the online dating company with 38 million members, is today launching a new application called Lively, aimed at ayounger demographic. The app is meant to be Zoosk’s answer to Tinder...
10:06 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Bulk data collection only lawful for fighting serious crime, says Europes top court
 The European Court of Justice has issued a preliminary ruling on a data retention case brought by UK MPs and privacy rights groups seeking to challenge the government’s data retention regi...
09:44 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go will launch in Japan tomorrow with games first sponsored location
 Pokmon Go will finally launch in Japan tomorrow, with McDonalds set to become the game’s first sponsored location. Read More ...
08:47 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Netflixs overseas problem: still too expensive and still not enough content
 Netflix has an overseas problem. The company’s share price plunged 15 percent week after it reported poorer than expected user growth numbers. Read More ...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Deliveroo starts delivering booze in UK
 Following a successful trial that took place earlier this Spring, restaurant delivery startup Deliveroo is expanding into alcohol delivery. The London-headquartered company has launched a wine a...
06:37 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Khosla-backed Lookup acquired by business discovery service NowFloats
 Lookup, an India-based chat service that connects consumers to local business and is backed by some notable U.S. investors, has been acquired by business discovery service NowFloats, which is al...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Bubble wants to tap users social graphs for an on-demand babysitting app
 Who would you trust more with your kids: a person sent by a babysitting agency or the sitter who watched your friends’ kids last weekend? Read More ...
04:01 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Ford partners with Jose Cuervo to make car parts out of agave plants
 A tequilabrand and car company joining forces isn’t exactly a marriage made in marketing heaven. So what brought Ford and Jose Cuervo together? On Tuesday, the two companies announced a pa...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Uber Hits 2 Billion rides served
TechShop CEO steps down from running company, Thrive Capital’s $700 million new fund, Microsoft XBOX One gets a release date of August 2nd, Softbank Group buys Arm Holdings for $32 billion, Uber...
02:24 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Line, the newly public messaging app, has funded at least 9 U.S. startups
 Line, the popular Japanese messaging service that went public last week on both the NYSE and in Japan, partnered on a fund a couple of years ago with the New York-based venture firm Collaborativ...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch One of Apple Musics biggest problems is getting fixed
 Appleisaddressing a major complaint some users had with the way itsApple Music streaming service functions when it comes to matching your personal music collection to an online catalog – a...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Using digital screens to inspire better health
 Digital signage is an industry that just keeps getting bigger. Most digital signage customers use screens to sell advertising space, provide information or assist wayfinding. The really good one...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Army Special Operations Command reportedly ditching Android for iPhone in the field
 While the ordinary proving ground of the smartphone may be the mean streets of the city, devices are to be found on the field of battle, too — and if a report from DoDBuzz is to be believe...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft and Boeing team up to streamline aviation through big data and AI
 Cortana is set to fly the friendly skies thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and Boeing, bring the Microsoft intelligent assistant closer still to the domain of its namesake. Microsoft...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Now launching in Estonia, Cleverons PackRobot is like an Amazon Locker on steroids
 Estonian start-up Cleveron is looking to one-up Amazon’s Lockers with a more advanced solution, and today the company’s PackRobot makes its public debut in its home country. Read Mor...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Postmates aqui-hires team behind controversial Famous game
 Eager to throw its product development into high gear, Postmates snagged the team from Hey, Inc. The latter is best known for its ludicrously viral game Stolen, which was shut down and later reb...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube educational kit isnt quite fully formed
 Every toy and electronics maker wants to get on the edutainmenttrain. And understandablyso. After all, who wouldn’t want to make the toy that kickstarts the lifelong fascination of the nex...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch SeatGeek will calculate how much that ticket is worth
 Have you ever bought sweet tickets for a ballgame, a concert or some other live event, only to find out that you couldn’t make it? The internet certainly offers plenty of ways for you to u...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Everything Yahoo has going for it right now
 Its core assets are worth $5 billion (we think?)It owns a bunch of AlibabaThe audio fidelity of the earnings calls is really goodYahooFinanceFantasy sports (See also:Yahoo’s latest disappo...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Southeast Asias aCommerce raises $10M to prepare for Series B
 aCommerce, a Bangkok-based startup that helps e-commerce companies in Southeast Asia run their businesses, has landed $10 million in new funding ahead of a planned Series B raise later this year...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch How to watch the Republican National Convention
 The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland, where the GOP is expected to finalize its nomination of Donald Trump. The entire Trump clan is attending, plus Donald backers like in...
09:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch The real story behind how BB-8 works in The Force Awakens
 Star Wars engineering experts have tipped their hand regarding one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets: Exactly how BB-8 works in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While film-makers behind th...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches final Android Nougat Developer Preview
 Google today releasedthe fifth and last preview Android Nougatbefore the scheduled final release later this summer. According to the company, this preview includes the latest version of the Andr...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Kims Snapchat Story, Taylors Instagram, and all the 1s and 0s in between
 Not-so-breaking news from the world of celebrity gossip: Kimye and T-Swift are at it again! And with this particular stage of the celebrity feud, we are given an amazing opportunity to look at h...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch With one atom per bit, this 1-kilobyte hard drive is only 100 nanometers wide
 Here’s an interesting milestone to talk up around the water cooler: Researchers in the Netherlands have created a microscopic storage system that encodes every bit with a single atom ̵...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Hands on with the Mophie Charge Force wireless charging system
 In launching its Charge Force wireless charging accessories last month, Mophie wanted to convince you that wireless charging was the future of everything that was lovely and good. On paper, it s...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoos latest disappointing quarter pretty much sums up the past few years
 Yahoo missed its earnings expectations by just a hair, and the company once again wrote down Tumblr. The stock went nowhere. That is pretty much the story of Yahoo for the past fewyears. Yahoo&#...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the new wave of tech companies taking out the trash
 You’d be hard-pressed to meet someone who loves garbage more than Jason Gates, co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-based startup Compology. But Gates isn’t concerned with the residen...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix falls 15% after missing subscriber expectations
 Netflix reported earnings after the bell on Monday, seeing its shares quickly tumble 15% in after-hours trading after missing the mark on subscriber growth. In the second quarter of the year, th...
08:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch IBM beats the street in Q2 with sales of $20.24B, EPS of $2.95, cloud revenues up 30%
   IT giant IBM has just postedits second quarterearnings, with revenues coming inat $20.24billionandnon-GAAP earnings per share at$2.95. The figuresbeatanalysts’ estimatesof $20.03 bi...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch ZTEs six-inch Android phablet runs $99 post-rebate
 ZTE threw a fairly intimate party for itself today in Manhattan to announce the launch of its latest budget handset, a little under two months afterannouncing the $200 Grand X Max 2. Once again,...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat Suggest is the new way to get famous
 Finally there’s a better way to gain followers on Snapchat. The apprefuses to tell you who to watch. There are no suggested user lists, no leaderboards, no little buttons everywhere beggin...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Apple could release an iPhone 7 Pro with a dual-camera system
 Welcome to rumorland, where we look at smoke from afar to figur out if there’s any fire. This time, signs point to a new iPhone 7 Pro. In addition to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Pr...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch TechShop gets a new CEO
 If you’re into building stuff and making things and live near a major city, you might’ve heard of TechShop. Like a gym for DIY-geeks, the idea is that they buy and maintain all sorts...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch New technique lets you fold flat metal or plastic into a 3D shape
 A computational design tool created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology lets you fold a piece of metal or plastic into a “complex 3D shape”...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip
 CityPilot has taken a key early step towards fully autonomous public transportation: The Mercedes-Benz self-driving bus program saw one of its Future Bus vehicles drive 20 km (or around 12.4 mil...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch How startups can compete with enterprises in artificial intelligence and machine learning
 When I woke up this morning, I asked my assistant a simple question: “Siri, is it going to rain today?” Siri understood my intent, pulled the local weather data via an API, and answe...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Apple releases new betas for iOS, macOS, watchOS and yes, even tvOS
 Dear developers, today is update day. Apple just released the third beta for the next major iteration of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS — that’s a lot of megabytes. The third developer...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch RNC braces for cyber attacks
 The Republican National Convention kicks off today in Cleveland and the event promises to be unusual. Donald Trump’s campaign has, of course, been controversial, and he’s putting his...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch PointerPointer points to your pointer
 Hello and welcome to the Internet. Those metal doors to your left and right are where they keep all the serious stuff like Amazon.com and Pinterest but right over here I think you will be deligh...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Uber has completed 2 billion rides
 It took Uber six years to complete a billion rides aroundChristmas 2015. Now, just six months later, the company has announced that they have completed their two-billionth ride. Six months is 18...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch 5K people turn up to catch Pokmon in Chicago
 About 5,000 people showed up at Millennium Park on Sunday for probably one of the first massive Pokmon Go player gatherings since the game was released in the US a couple of weeks ago. Teenagers...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Will Oculus be for news in VR what Facebook is for news on the web?
 Facebook seems to want to replicate some the success of its established platforms with its more emerging ones: The FB job board has a listing for a “News & Media Content Lead,” f...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks new ad tool helps target people who will actually use, not just install, mobile apps
 Getting people to download apps on their phone is hard enough. Getting to use them and return is even harder. And getting valuable users who spend money in the app or take other actions that the...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Moviles Latin American delivery business, Rappido, is now picking up in Mexico
 Brazil’s biggest app developer, Movile, is taking its on-demand delivery service into the Mexican market through a joint venture with Grupo ampm. The deal will cement Rappido’s posit...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Stream is a new video service for businesses
 Microsoft today launched Stream, a new business video service that aims to give businesses that want to share video internally the same kind of tools and flexibility that YouTube offers to consu...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Casual games go pro as Doodle Jump announces plans for an e-sports league with Skillz
 How about some mobile games news that isn’t about Pokemon Go?Lima Sky has committed to launching an e-sports league and new edition of their wildly popular Doodle Jump mobile game, accordi...
03:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch GlaxoSmithKline taps Apples ResearchKit for an arthritis study
 A year and change after first showing off ResearchKit, Apple has finally found a big name drug company partner for its medical research platform. GlaxoSmithKline, the camel cased conglomerate be...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Arables crop and weather sensor, Pulsepod, aims to make farming predictable
 A Princeton, New Jersey startup called Arable Labs Inc. recently unveiled a professional-grade crop and weather sensor that’s solar powered, rugged and was designed by Fred Bould, the crea...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Beware the fake Pokmon Go apps
 Earlier this month, the firstPokmon Go malware was spotted in the wild, but the app was not much of a threat to users as it never made it into the official Google Play store for download. The sa...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Thrive Capital has closed its newest fund with $700 million
 Thrive Capital, a New York-based, stage-agnostic venture fund that focuses primarily on media and internet investments, has closed its fifth fund with $700 million. The seven-year-old outfit is ...
02:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch How USA Swimming trains with BMWs Motion Tracking System for the 2016 Olympics
 BMW might have found a low-risk way to test its autonomous driving systems — in the pool. Wait…what?For the past six years,BMW has been the official mobility partner of the U.S. Olym...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Adweek acquired by private equity firm Beringer Capital
 Adweek is changing owners again. The ad- and media-focused industry magazine is being sold by MediaBistro Holdings to private equity firm Beringer Capital, with Beringer co-founder Brian F. Mart...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs Olympics-themed Galaxy S7 Edge goes on sale for $850
 Sure, you like the Olympics. But do you, you know, like-like the Olympics? As in, would you pay a $100 premium for a special limited edition version of the Galaxy S7 Edge in order to proudly dis...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Germany wants a black box in any car with self-driving features
 Cars that drive themselves should be able to account for themselves, or so goes the thinking behind new legislation proposed by Germany’s transport ministry. The country is planning new la...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch NFL reportedly planning on embedding data chips in footballs to gauge field goals
 Hey, Tom Brady — deflatethisfootball at your own risk. According to theToronto Sun, the NFL is planning on inserting customized data chips into game balls for the 2016 preseason, beginning...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Why the top 5 tech companies are dead set on AI
 At nearly every major technology event for the past five years we’ve been given at least one “wow” moment — when one of the big players would unveil some sort of product ...
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches voter registration assistance in its search results
 Google today is rolling out a new search feature that will help U.S. userslearn how they can register to vote, according to their state’s requirements. When people search for “regist...
01:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos has a cameo as an alien in the new Star Trek
 When you’re worth like $60 billion, you pretty much get to do what you want. You can launch your own space company, explore the bottom of the ocean and even make a brief, but resource-inte...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Xbox One S hits stores on August 2
 In this brave new world of significant mid-cycle game console upgrades, the X Box One S will lead the way. The Microsoft Xbox One semi-successor will be available in its 2TB ‘launch editio...
01:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch How Pokemon Go did what these 3 hype-heavy startups couldnt
 Pokemon Go has been continuing its global rollout fairly slowly, with a lacuna in Canada just this past Sunday, and even without an official debut in some key markets like Japan, it already domi...
11:43 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch UK government warned to act fast on Brexit risks
 A UK parliamentary committee looking at issues pertaining to the digital economy has warned of multiple risks in the wake of last month’s referendum vote to leave the European Union. Read ...
11:06 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Softbank CEO: ARM M&A began 2 weeks ago, 24B deal made regardless of Brexit, pound decline
 Just afterSoftbank confirmed plans to acquire UK semiconductor company ARM Holdings for $24.3 billion in cash earlier today, people began to wonder if itwas the result of the pound falling in th...
09:27 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch MarketInvoice, the UK invoice finance platform, raises another 7.2M
 MarketInvoice, which plays in the peer-to-peer lending space by enabling U.K. businesses to raise money from institutional investors and high net worth individuals by ‘selling’ outst...
08:36 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Health startup Lifesum raises $10M round led by Nokia Growth Partners
 What do you get if you combine the broad trends of smartphones, wearables, Internet of Things, an individual desire for control and healthcare costs for society? You get VCs investing in health-...
07:05 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Opera renegotiates its $1.2B sale down to $600M for its browsers, privacy apps, Chinese JV
 Some more developments over at Opera, the browser company based out of Norway. The company announcedthat an offer to acquire the companyfor $1.2 billionhas nowbeen terminated, and in the meantim...
06:22 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Arm Holdings confirms Softbank is buying the chip designer for 24.3B in cash in big IoT move
 In the wake of the historic Brexit vote and the fall of the Pound, the UK is now witnessing its biggest-ever technology exit. Today, Arm Holdings confirmedthat Japan’s Softbank Group has o...
05:52 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Baidu invests in ZestFinance to develop search-powered credit scoring for China
 Baidu has made its second investment in a U.S. fintech company inside a month after it put an undisclosed sum of money into ZestFinance, a big data firm specializing in credit scoring. Baidu, wh...
05:27 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX successfully brings a rocket back to land for the second time
 Tonight SpaceX successfully recovered yet another rocket, making it their fifth one in total.Elon Musk’s rocket company launched their two-stage Falcon 9 vehicle from Cape Canaveral at 9:4...
03:44 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch SoftBank is reportedly bidding to buy chip giant ARM for $31 billion
 SoftBank is bidding to buy chip giant ARM, one of the world’s most influential technology companies, according to multiple media. Read More ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch Why metadata should not live forever
 The surge in encrypted traffic and a wide adoption of end-to-end encryption by mainstream tech companies is a transformative shift in information security. Billions of online users now enjoy def...
12:56 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2016
Techcrunch OurMine claims credit for attack on Pokemon Go servers
 Having trouble logging in to Pokemon Go this weekend? You’re not alone. A hacking team called OurMine has spent the past several hours hitting Pokemon Go’s login servers with a distr...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2016
Techcrunch How generation Zfemales could be the answer to techs gender diversity problem
 While the biggest names in tech strive to close the gender gap and build more inclusive working environments, the pool of talent on offer is predominantly male. The truth is, while retention is ...
08:46 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2016
Techcrunch Chivas Regals The Venture rewards social entrepreneurs around the world
 With a dedicated fund of $1M, “The Venture” is striving to enable social entrepreneurs around the world to scale and gain exposure. Read More ...
07:38 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2016
Techcrunch How to change the world one bot at a time
Bots have the potential to transform politics. Read More ...
04:37 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2016
Techcrunch Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights
 Players of Pokemon Go are not only giving up their right to act like sane human beings in public, as they walk around, zombie-esque, reaching into the phones held in front of their faces, they a...
12:48 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2016
Techcrunch Too much big data running through my brain
 Big Data by all accounts is supposed tohelp humans perform better by augmenting our limited brain power. Computers, after all, have the ability to crunch data with lightning speed, something hum...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, July 17, 2016
Techcrunch How Drake can help you understand your business
 As a founder or someone working in a startup, the main priority is always staying alive. Every ounce of your budget needs to be spent efficiently. It’s all about difficult decisions, and s...
02:35 am GMT - Sun, July 17, 2016
Techcrunch Simversitys Neeraj Bansal talks about the future of education
 This week on Technotopia I talked to Neeraj Bansal the co-founder of education startup Simversity. He has a deep understanding of what it takes to build an online education platform and he also ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, July 17, 2016
Techcrunch Bursting the chatbot bubble
 Chatbots seem to be climbing the proverbial peak of the tech hype curve with every passing day. Popular messaging apps have been attempting to outdo each other in terms of making their platforms...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2016
Techcrunch Big data and its developer fallout
 As the internet social turf wars continue to mature, the land grab is becoming much better understood. With a few companies controlling 95 percent of the social data, the internet is more closed...
04:14 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2016
Techcrunch Finding a film
 Have you ever stopped to think about what it takes to bring an animated fish to life? How a team of people can take a spark of an idea and make it a reality so millions of pairs of eyes can star...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2016
Techcrunch The email, data and privacy implications of Microsofts acquisition of LinkedIn
 We all took a collective gasp when we saw the price tag of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we can pause and reflect on what this means from a data...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2016
Techcrunch Immersion is going to be immense
 Pokmon; Macbeth; the Illuminati. Those may not sound like they have a lot in common, but they exemplify the three whole new forms of technology-driven entertainment that have erupted in recent y...
03:40 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Coup Attempt in Turkey Blocks Social Media
Coup attempt in Turkey and social media like Facebook, Twitter and youtube gets blocked, Obama launches the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, Lines share price jumps 50% on debut, Netflix launche...
01:52 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2016
Techcrunch 10 quick tips for becoming a Pokmon Master
 Pokmon Go is officially the biggest mobile game of all time — at this point, you’re either playing or you’re sick of hearing about it. If you’re in that first camp, keep ...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2016
Techcrunch Lets start getting excited about robots taking our jobs
 A recent Pew report found that a majority of Americans believe that most human jobs could be automated by 2065. It’s no wonder, then, that talk about technological unemployment is becoming...
11:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch How to circumvent Turkeys social media block
 Access to several social media sites was blocked for over an hour in Turkey today during a reported military coup. Although internet traffic appears to be flowing normally again, Turkey’s ...
11:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch How to get your photos featured on Apples Shot on iPhone billboards
 Been anywhere near a billboard recently? You’ve probably seen some magnificent photographs with “Shot on iPhone” plastered underneath. As a photographer, you’ve probably ...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 This week’s headlines saw Pokmon Go mania, iPhone 7 leaks and the biggest tech IPO of the year so far. Here’s a quick roundup of the top tech news of the week so you can get back to ...
10:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Rick and Morty is coming to virtual reality
 GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! Er, wrong show.W-w-w-whoa, Morty. Rick and Morty is coming to virtual reality by way of the HTC Vive.Beyond that, there’s… not a whole lot to know, just yet, ex...
10:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch HelloMD looks to its Quora for cannabis as a source of growth
 I’m in Canada, and I’m having a conversation about weed. So far, everything’s tracking. But this isn’t just a casual convo — HelloMD is a startup focused on health,...
09:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Sales startup Immediately will shut down as team members join New Relic
 Immediately, a startup that built mobile sales tools, will be shutting down at the end of the month, while part of the team will moveon to cloud-monitoringcompany New Relic. According to the off...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Removing the human element from autonomous commercial drones
 Since the industrial revolution, economic advancement has been achieved by increasing efficiency and reducing human labor through greater mechanical autonomy driven by technological innovation. ...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube blocked in Turkey during reported coup attempt
 The Turkish military has deployed in Istanbul and Ankara, and the government has apparently blocked social media in response to what is being reported as an attempted coup. Read More ...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook, Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey during reported coup attempt
 The Turkish military has deployed in Istanbul and Ankara, and the government has apparently blocked social media in response to what is being reported as an attempted coup. Read More ...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Encrypted comms company Silent Circle closes $50M Series C
 Encrypted comms company Silent Circle, which also makes a security-focused Android smartphone called the Blackphone, has announced it’s closed a $50 million Series C round of financing, le...
07:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Legion Analytics is building bots to automate your sales pitch
 Legion Analytics is looking to make your sales team more productive with the help of artificial intelligence. We covered the startup last year when it was part of Y Combinator’s fellowship...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Getting ripped with BowFlexs smart dumbbells
 Let’s just push past the whole inherent irony of naming a product category “smart dumbbells,” shall we? This is 2016, we’re living in the future. And really, if something...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch NASA shows off the design for its Mars 2020 rover
 The rover NASA plans to send to Mars in 2020 is taking shape, and today its near-final design was revealed, along with details on several of its cool new instruments. The computer-generated imag...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix launches Flixtape so you can make mixtapes of your favorites movies and shows
 Just in time for the weekend, Netflix today announced the launch of a new service called Flixtape, which the company describes as a way to make short playlists of your favorite Netflix titles. &...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Oxford study shows how tiny bacteria wind farms could power electronics
 A team of scientists from Oxford University used a virtual prototype to demonstratehow the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to turn cylindrical rotors and provide a steady power s...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Wrike launches project management tool for marketers
 The team behind project management service Wrike spent the last few years building a general-purpose project management service that businesses can adopt to their own needs. That clearly worked,...
04:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk adamantly standing by improving radar even though its so close to lidar
 In the past, Elon Musk has rejectedLidar, saying it’s unnecessary to achieve full driving autonomy. But intaking to his Twitter account between late Thursdaynight and early Friday morning,...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch A Vice President Pence would be bad for building US culture of innovation
 With a tweet from The Donald himself, it’s official that Governor Mike Pence of Indiana will be Donald Trump’s running mate. Gov.Pence has been loudlyparading his innovation and entr...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Gos retention rates, average revenue per user are double the industry average
 New data released this morning on the mobile phenomenon Pokmon Go shows that the popular game isn’t only the biggest in U.S. history – it’s also breaking records when itcomes t...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Sean Parkers Airtime video chat app now lets you watch Twitch streams with friends
 Airtime, the online video chat company from Sean Parker, is getting into the game watching segment after it added support for live-streaming service Twitch. Read More ...
03:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch UK surveillance bill includes powers to limit end-to-end encryption
 The UK government has explicitly confirmed that a surveillance bill now making its way through the second chamber could be used to require a company to remove encryption. And even, in some circu...
03:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Meta CEO Meron Gribetz will talk the future of augmented reality at Disrupt SF
 “Today’s computers are so amazing that we fail to notice how terrible they really are,” Meta CEO Meron Gribetz said as he kicked off the TEDx talk he gave in February. It was a...
02:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Dishs $30 remote control will listen when you talk
 Soon we’ll all be mumbling to everything in our homes, calling up microwave popcorn and vacuum cleanings like befuddled Scotties in the Voyage Home. Until then Dish is giving us the option...
02:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch BitTorrent Nows music and video streaming app comes to iOS, Apple TV
 BitTorrent’s name may still be associated with piracy, but BitTorrent the companyhas been working to legitimize the peer-to-peer technology as a tool that can be used to distribute content...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Quilt launches to blanket a generation with a new kind of insurance policy
 A new company, Quiltis launching in the U.S. and setting its sight on fixing the incredibly, painfully, broken experience of getting insured in America. Forconsumers new options for insurance ca...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Your website may be engaged in secret criminal activity
 Most of us think of website hacks as illicit activities aimed at siphoning critical information or disrupting the business of website owners. But what happens when your site becomes hacked, not ...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pat launches private beta to help AI understand what you say
 How many times have you wanted to throw your phone out the window of your car because Siri couldn’t understand the most basic phrases? Call Cheryl, no Vyshakh. Siri calls Cherylanyway. The...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Astell & Kern amps up the portability of its hi-res music players with the AK70
 It feels good to walk around with the AK70 in my pocket. It’s kind of like meeting an old friend for drinks. Someone you haven’t talked toor even really thought about for a while, bu...
12:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch US to put $400M into Advanced Wireless Research Initiative for 5G networks
 As President Obama approaches the end of his tenure in the White House, his team is launching a wireless networking research project that it hopes could be part of his wider legacy in the world ...
12:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch US, NSF to put $400M into Advanced Wireless Research Initiative for 5G networks
 As President Obama approaches the end of his tenure in the White House, his team is launching a wireless networking research project that it hopes could be part of his wider legacy in the world ...
12:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon eyeing up London restaurant delivery launch
 With Deliveroo and Uber currently battling it out on London’s streets to deliver food from local restaurants, a third player with deep pockets may be about to enter the fight. According to...
11:04 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Green City Solutions wins TechCrunch Berlin Pitch-Off
 The summer in Northern Europe may have been a bit hit and miss so far this year but no one had cause to complain of being chilly inside a packed Glashaus yesterday evening at TechCrunch’s ...
10:30 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch You cant have financial inclusion without digital inclusion
 Technology alone is not the answer, but the promise of blockchain could act as an enabler for a decentralized global identity database, where the people owned their own identity and no single go...
10:17 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go to go global soon as hit game launches in three more countries
 Pokmon Go is already a phenomenon that has captured the attention of millions and added billions to Nintendo’s market cap, but it is limited to a handful of countries. There’s good n...
09:32 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch PureLiFi scores 7M Series B to commercialize pulsating light-based Wi-FI alternative
 PureLifi, the University of Edinburgh spin out that is developing what it calls ‘LiFi’ technology, an alternative to Wi-Fi that uses modulating LED light as a way of sending data fro...
06:03 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Lines share price jumps 50% on Tokyo debut as IPO raises over $1.1B
 Fresh from a positive listing in New York on Thursday, messaging company Line saw its share jump as high as 50 percent after it listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in its native Japan. Read More ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch The 3 biggest sales mistakes enterprise software companies make
 For early- to mid-stage B2B software and SaaS companies, selling in to the enterprise is hard. Getting enterprise customers to pay for your solution on a repeated and long-term basis without see...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Nintendo is Relaunching the NES
Nests new outdoor cameras are released, Amazon acquires Cloud9, Nintendo is relaunching the NES, Technology executives come out against Donald Trump in an open letter, Tmobile Tuesday latest deal is u...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch One year since the New Horizons Pluto flyby, heres what we learned
 One year ago today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto and forever changed how we think about this frozen world. After more than nine years and three billion miles of traveling t...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Senate committee calls out Elon Musk, wants answers on Tesla Autopilot
 The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has called out Tesla CEO Elon Musk to answer some questions about the company’s Autopilot technology, and what the Silicon...
12:06 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2016
Techcrunch Mushroom leather, tiny Zika detectors and lab-made breast milk debut at IndieBios third demo day
 The accelerator’s demo day has grown so big we’re now live streaming it on TechCrunch. But it was just a couple years ago that the only pure biotech accelerator launched out of SOS V...
11:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Dropboxs Lepton lossless image compression really uses a middle-out algorithm
 The “middle-out” algorithm that has its roots in the most infamous (and probably funniest) scene in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” may have been fictional, but something li...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch How far does the Pokmon brand have to carry Pokmon Go?
 How far can the Pokmon brand carry Pokmon Go? Will its popularity fade after that initial burst of activity thanks to the power of its brand? That’s a huge question that’s circulatin...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Teslas longtime VP of production joins venture firm ahead of new fund raise
 Greg Reichow, who in May left his post as Tesla’s vice president of production (and reportedly as one of its highest-paid executives), has joined Eclipse Venturesas an investor.If the Ecli...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Teslas longtime VP of Production joins a venture firm ahead of its new fund raise
 Greg Reichow, who in May left his post as Tesla’s vice president of production (and reportedly as one of its highest-paid executives), has joined Eclipse Venturesas an investor.If the Ecli...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Mentat will apply for jobs on your behalf and guarantee you get an interview
 Did you know nowadays there are more people who dislike their jobs than like them? While there was once a time where the vast majority of Americans were happy with their current job, now anywher...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Autopilot was off when Tesla Model X in Pennsylvania crashed
 The Tesla Model X that crashed in Pennsylvania on July 1 had autopilot disabled at the time, Elon Musk announced on Twitter. This info comes straight from the vehicle’s own logs. Read More...
09:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Zoom.ai believes an automated assistant is the fix for a weighty workload
 Zoom.ai wants to give managers and others in enterprise a gift that has a very high value in business: Time. Companyfounder Roy Pereira told me at Montreal’s Startupfest that while tools a...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Ava promises to clone high-end wines without using any grapes
 You’ve heard of turning water into wine, but Alec Lee and his founding team ofbioengineers have taken to their San Francisco laboratory to turn molecules into wine “We create the win...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apple needs single sign-on to solve the tvOS adoption problem
 Analyzing activity from nearly 300,000 users, we found that tvOS apps retained poorly compared to their phone- or tablet-based sister apps. We concluded that any updates to tvOS must focus on so...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Atlassian acquires StatusPage
 Atlassian today announced that it has acquired StatusPage, a Y Combinator-incubated service that allows online businesses to keep their users updated about the status of their online services. T...
08:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch T-Mobile is giving its customers unlimited data to play Pokemon Go an unlimited amount
 Pretty much every PR agency under the sun has had a meeting this week trying to determine how they can get a slice of the Pokemon GO popularity, and, to be fair, so has every newsroom. But now i...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Ford shows how humans and robots work hand-in-hand on its assembly line
 Your next colleague could be an industrial robot. Ford has a pilot project which could pave the way for humans and robots to eventually work hand-in-hand in all of the automaker’s assembly...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch SwagBot will autonomously roll them little dogies along rough Australian ranchlands
 Is nothing sacred? The rugged trails that over history have been trod by cowboys, gauchos, ranch hands, and in Australia, swagmen, are now to be presided over by cold, calculating machines. Swag...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. Government
 In a surprise federal court ruling, Microsoft has won its lawsuit against the United States Governmentover a warrant for a customers’ emails. The company has been fighting since 2013 to re...
06:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Dave McClure talks numbers on 500 Startups international advantage
 500 Startups founding partner Dave McClure took the stage at Startupfest in Montreal on Thursday to chat with festival co-founder Phil Telio, and while a lot of what he covered was the McClure C...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Viewing links shared in Messenger just got easier
 Reading the links your friends share with you in Messenger is getting a little easier, starting today. Facebook says it’s beginning to roll out support for “Instant Articles” &...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Consumer Reports calls for Tesla to disable Autopilot until it can be made safer
 Was Tesla’s Autopilot mode too much autonomy, too soon? Consumer Reports seems to think so. On Thursday, the publication called for the automaker to disable its hands-free operation until ...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap
 Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. But some young people need to acquire their knowledge starting completely anew, whilemid-career professionals need to build on their previ...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Dysons V8 Absolute vacuum can be useful, minus meddling battery life
 Long before there was a Dyson V8 Absolute vacuum, a biasexisted about the pricing and overall effectiveness of Dyson products. While I am not trying to prove or disprove that, I am going to shar...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Dysons V8 Absolute vacuum can be useful, minus middling battery life
 Long before there was a Dyson V8 Absolute vacuum, a bias existed about the pricing and overall effectiveness of Dyson products. While I am not trying to prove or disprove that, I am going to sha...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest acquires the team behind Highlight and Shorts
 Pinterest today said it was acquiring the team behindMath Camp, the creators of Highlight, and will be sunsetting itsapplications Roll and Shorts in the next few weeks. The acquisition shouldn&#...
05:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Twitch begins shift from Flash to HTML5 with closed beta
 It feels like we keep saying it year after year, but Flash’s days really are numbered — and one of the largest Flash video streaming sites on the web, Twitch, is about to hit the but...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch L.A. judge dismisses Hyperloop One co-founder Brogan BamBrogans restraining order against Afshin Pishevar
 A Los Angeles judge has dismissed former Hyperloop One CTO and co-founder Brogan BamBrogan’s restraining order against the company’s former head of legal Afshin Pishevar. BamBrogan a...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch ISI Technology raises $5M to bring their electric water heater to a home near you
 Today, ISI Technology announced the closing of their $5 million Series A led by Wade Equity Partners. ISI is the maker of the Heatworks technology &mdash;a fully electronic water heater. It ...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch There are no autonomous vehiclesyet
 Let’s talk about autonomous vehicles. Again. In the aftermath of the recent fatal crash that occurred in a Tesla running in Autopilot mode, it seems like it’s a topic worth digging i...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Tech comes out against Donald Trump
 During the primary season, tech industry leaders kept fairly quiet on the subject of the presidential race and its most notorious contender, Donald Trump. A few investors snarked about him on Tw...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Discors snags $1.2M to decomplicate the news
 Guns are bad (and good). The EU is great (and terrible). Mr. Trump is full of shit (and a genius). The news landscape is complicated and there is always another side to the story. Enter Discors,...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Female coder and runner emojis are coming soon
 Thanks to Google, the UnicodeEmoji Subcommittee has agreed to add 11 new emoji that represent professions for men and womenacross all races. Back in May, Google proposed a new set of emojis to t...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Shopifys Tobias Ltke says big retailers probably cant compete with Amazon
 At Montreal’s Startupfest on Thursday,Shopify co-founder and CEO Tobias Ltke sat down with Recode’s Kara Swisher to talk about what Shopify does, and how it can compete as a platform...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook is slightly less white, but not any darker
 Facebook’s latest diversity report is a lot more of the same, with the exception of two components: LGBTQA employee representation and hiring data from the last 12 months. Facebookalso ann...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Razer is releasing a low profile iPad Pro mechanical keyboard case
 Instead of targeting the fitness or gaming crowd, this time Razer’s after the mobile productivity set with its new mechanical keyboard case for the iPad Pro. Caveat: it’s expensive a...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go installed on more devices than Candy Crush, LinkedIn, Lyft, Tinder & more
 Still fascinated by the viral spread ofPokmon Go? So are we. The app on Mondaytopped Twitter’s daily users, andhaspeople spending more minutes per dayplayingthe game than browsing Facebook...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch eMusics new owner TriPlay launches eStories, a new audiobook service
 eMusic, the veteran digital music company thatwas acquired in 2015 by Israeli media startup TriPlay, is expanding its horizons. Today the company is launching eStories, an audiobook service that...
02:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro offers another peek of its Live VR tech
 GoPro has been largely quiet on the Live VR front since giving a glimpse of the technology back at NAB in April. And even then, it was more of a hint at best, buried under announcements around i...
02:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter signs a live-streaming deal to bring Pac-12 university sports to its service
 Twitter’s quest to become a live-streaming service continues this morning with another announcement of a new partnership that will bring live events to its social network. This time, Twitt...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Experiences generate clicks, not ads
 Ads don’t work so well anymore. To begin with, there are just too many of them. In a time when consumers are inundated with ads from every corner of their screens (and lives), brands and s...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Indias Rentmojo, which rents out home appliances and furniture, raises $5M
 Rentomojo, a startup pioneering an interesting alternative for furnishing homes in India, has landed $5 million in fresh financing to further scale its business. The money was provided by Accel ...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Indias Rentomojo, which rents out home appliances and furniture, raises $5M
 Rentomojo, a startup pioneering an interesting alternative for furnishing homes in India, has landed $5 million in fresh financing to further scale its business. The money was provided by Accel ...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo is launching a mini version of its iconic NES console with 30 classic games
 When you’re on a roll, why not make crowd-pleasing decisions. Nintendo, which has seen its market cap soar thanks to the Pokemon Go phenomenon, just announced that it will relaunch its ico...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch NVIDIA releases its own VR game Funhouse to the masses through Steam
 As of this morning, NVIDIA is in the game publishing business. In its own weird, roundabout sort of way. The company has pushed its first title out to Steam, offering players seven mini-games un...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch DCM just raised a new $500 million fund after returning $1.5 billion to its investors
 DCM Ventures, the20-year-old, early stage venture firm, with offices in Menlo Park, Ca.; China; and Japan, has just closed its eighth early-stagefund, DCM VIII, with $500 million. The fund camet...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons AWS buys Cloud9 to add more development tools to its web services stack
 Amazon Web Services has made an acquisition to continue building out the services that it offers around and on its cloud storage platform. It has bought Cloud9, a San Francisco-based startup tha...
12:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch DraftKings CEO Jason Robins will talk daily fantasy sports at Disrupt SF
 Anyone who is interested in sports knows that daily fantasy sports has became the next big thing. And leading the charge is DraftKings, a four-year old technology company that has already raised...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Google under fire again from Europes antitrust regulator over AdSense, comparison shopping
 After years of battles in Brussels and beyond, search giant Google has come under yet more fire from antitrust regulators in Europe concerned about the its dominance in online advertising. Today...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Zenrez raises $2 million to take on ClassPass
 ClassPass is not the only startup looking to disrupt the fitness class business. Zenrez also lets users book yoga sessions on demand, but without the packages or the monthly membership costs. Th...
09:30 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go continues its worldwide march, now live in the UK
 One of the more interesting side effects fromthe explosion ofnew mobile AR gamePokmon Go is physical movement: a lot of people are finding themselves walking miles and miles (and miles) more tha...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Whats Peter Thiel going to say at the Republican National Convention?
 Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley’s own wild card, is slated to speak at the Republican National Convention next Thursday, according to the New York Times. Though Thiel has previously voiced sup...
08:55 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Understanding Line, the chat app behind 2016s largest tech IPO
 Line, the mobile messaging app from Japan, is going public today in a dual Japan-U.S. IPO that is set to be the largest of a tech company this year to date. Yet, despite that, precious little is...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Nest Cams can now try to detect if that thing moving around your house is a person
 “Motion in the living room!” says the notification from your Nest Cam Oh no!!!! Is someone breaking in? Is someone stealin’ your gold?! NOPE. It’s your roomba. Or your do...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Three years later, Dropcam Pros get updated to handle 1080p
 If you own a Dropcam Pro (the last model Dropcam shipped before it was bought by Nest): surprise! It can now do 1080p recording. Previously capped at 720p, Nest had long promised that 1080p supp...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Nest is finally making an outdoor Nest Cam and itll ship for $199 this fall
 Nest Cams (formerly known as Dropcams) are handy little things — plug it in, get it on WiFi, and boom, you’ve got a low-hassle indoor security camera. Want to put it outside? That...
03:29 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Android Pay launches in Australia
 Google is continuing the expansion of Android Pay in Asia Pacific after the mobile payments service went live in Australia today, its most significant launch in the region to date. Read More ...
03:09 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | More Affordable Tesla Model X
Endangered Ferrets that are planned ro be saved by M&M dispensing drones, Senator Al Franken sends letter to Niantic about Pokemon privacy issues, Google acqu-hires KIFI to Enhance Spaces app, The...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch A modern-day Renaissance: APIs fuel a cultural shift in businesses
 As software proliferates every corner of a business, IT is being crushed by demands from users who require applications and data to be always available and always connected. IT can no longer mee...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch Zendesks Automatic Answers taps machine learning, AI to generate bot-style email responses
 Chat bots haveballooned in popularity in recent months, and now we’re seeing some interesting examples of how thattechnology, where computers interact and respond to human requests, is bei...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2016
Techcrunch DigitalGlobe unveils next-generation imaging satellite
 It’s really frustrating when that super-fly Snapchat you took at 55 mph of the unreleasedTesla Model 3 you caught in the wildturns out blurry. DigitalGlobe will be able to snap that pictur...
11:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Made In Space plans to create a superior optical fiber in microgravity
 Made in Space, the company that owns and operates a 3D printer on the International Space Station, has announced their next big project: growing optical fiber in microgravity. The company is sch...
11:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Lightroom for iOS receives the gift of universal RAW support
 Adobe’s Lightroom is a widely-used tool among photographers, but the mobile version has always been hampered by poor RAW support — until now. Previously limited to DNG files, Lightro...
10:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch The US womens Olympic volleyball team is using a wearable by VERT to monitor jumps
 The road to the Rio Olympics for the U.S. women’s volleyball team has included grueling six-hour practice sessions, sparking the need for players to train smart — not just hard. Afte...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go will soon get ads in the form of sponsored locations
 After having become one of the most viral mobile applicationsof all time, Pokmon Go will soon include advertising, according to its developer. In an interview with the Financial Times, Niantic C...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Blockchain-based banking backend Vault OS from ex-Googler emerges from stealth mode
 Despite holding the vast majority of the world’s wealth (or perhaps because of that), banks aren’t exactly hotbeds of cutting-edge tech, often relying on decades-old systems for ever...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch This AI-powered VC is smarter than your local startup cash dispensary
 You don’t have to sit through a lot of pitches before your will-to-live-o-meter points to “kill me now.” Imagine you’re a VC, sitting through your fifteenth pitch that da...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Endangered ferrets are being saved by drones that drop vaccine-laced M&Ms
 Here’s your weird but interestingtechnology story for the day. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are using M&M dispensing dronesto save endangered black-footed ferrets in rural M...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Farmigo shuts down its online farmers market
 Farmigo, an online farmer’s market that allowed consumers to shop for locally grown food via the web,then pick up thoseorders at nearby locations, says it will now be shutting down its del...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch The Canadian Army is testing out bionic knee braces
 Halifax-based Spring Loaded Technology announced today that it has delivered the first 60 in of a planned 190 bionic knee braces to the Canadian Army, part of a $1 million (CAD) contract awarded...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch A look inside Facebooks data center
 Facebook invited a small group of reporters to its Prineville, OR data center this week.Most companiesdon’t even givetheir own employees access to their data centers (outside of the relati...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Getaround for camera gear ShareGrid raises $1M
 Even if you’re an active photo or video creative, chances are that your gear will be gathering dust on a shelf at least part of the time. At the same time, other photographers and filmmake...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch The future of car ownership that no one is talking about
 It has never been more clear that transformational change to one of the world’s largest industries is just around the corner. Car ownership is supposed to change — and when it does, ...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Linux users can now make Skype calls from the web in Chrome
 The Skype team today announced that anyone using a Chromebook or Chrome on Linux can visit web.skype.com to make one-to-one and group voice calls on top of the messaging features they get today....
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendos new magic
 In the early morning hours I pad down the hallway in my grandmother’s ranch-style home in Martins Ferry, Ohio. It’s June 1986. I’m eleven years old and still in my pajamas. The...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go tops Twitters daily users, sees more engagement than Facebook
 Pokmon Go has quickly become one of the most viral mobile applications of all time. The game is now the biggest ever in the U.S.; it has now topped Twitter’s daily users, and it sees peopl...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Land Rovers lead engineer explains autonomous off-road driving
 When you’re Land Rover, you can’t just test connected and autonomous vehicles on regular roads. You have to live up to your rugged, but polished brand, simultaneously. That’s p...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch The Fluance RT81 is a high quality entry-level turntable at a bargain price
 The RT81 is a higher end, entry-level turntable. It will cost you a little bit more than some of the $100 plastic entry-level turntables out there, but it’s much higher quality both in ter...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook lifts the veil on its mobile device testing lab
 Earlier this week, Facebook gave a small group of reporters a tour of its Prineville, OR datacenter. In the process, the company also showed off its mobile device lab for testing on physical dev...
03:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is moving forward with its reality TV show Planet of the Apps
 Apple has been working on an unscripted TV series for a few months now. The TV show should be about the app economy, but it’s unclear how Apple is going to distribute it. Apple just announ...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Trace Genomics launches a 23andMe for farms, raises $4 million to improve the worlds food supply
 A San Francisco startup called Trace Genomics wants to help farmers diagnose and improve the health of the soil where they want to raise crops before it’s harvest time and too late to chan...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Unity raises $181M monster round at a reported $1.5B valuation
 Over the last few years, Unity Technologies has grown to become indispensable to the gaming industry and much of the entertainment industry as an engine for building experiences in one place and...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Instagrams algorithmic feed is the worst thing to happen to me all summer
 Nobody loves change, especially when it hits our most beloved digital services like Gmail, Facebook, Spotify, or Instagram. The majority of the time we get over these changes and suddenly forget...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Scientists are studying ant colonies to create better network analysis
 Ants are really good at lots of things. Lifting, communicating, ruining picnics. Turns out they’ve got the whole voting thing down to a science, too. When time comes to move nests, the plu...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Prime Day 2016 was Amazons biggest day ever
 Yesterday’s checkout glitches didn’t impact Amazon’s ability to pull off another successful Prime Day sales event, as it turns out. The online retailer announced this morning, ...
02:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch SpareMin helps you fill your extra time with spontaneous phone calls
 Even though TechCrunch readers can get reallybusy with their jobs, their side hustles and everything else in their lives, you’ll probably still have a few moments of downtime today —...
02:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch ABC relaunches its streaming service with expanded lineup, digital originals
 ABC this morning has relaunched its streaming service in an effort to better target cord cutters, with an expanded lineup of shows, including dozens of “throwback” series as well as ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch How IoT and machine learning can make our roads safer
 The transportation industry is associated with high maintenance costs, disasters, accidents, injuries and loss of life. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are losing their lives to...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Where are they now? 1st & Future alum Radd3 raises $2.2M from HTC
 In coordination withSuper Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, TechCrunch partnered with Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and the National Football League on 1st & Future, a competit...
01:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch ColorTV raises $1.5 million to bring advertising to the connected TV
 As platforms like Apple TV, Android TV and others pick up traction, it’s worth wondering about the evolution of the biggest advertising industry in the world: TV advertising.$176 billion i...
01:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla introduces a more affordable Model X
 Tesla is doing its part to slash the sticker prices on its vehicles. On Wednesday, the electric-vehicle automaker introduced its Model X 60D, which carries a starting price tag of $74,000, spell...
01:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch XYZprinting releases a $50 3D printing pen
 Probably could have seen this one coming from a mile away. XYZprinting, the Taiwanese company that’s made a name for itself with its user-friendly and reasonably priced da Vinci line, is b...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch DigitalOcean launches block storage and lets you store terabytes of data
 DigitalOcean has become a popular cloud hosting provider over the years. But many customers have relied on third-party solutions, such as Amazon S3, to host large sets of data. DigitalOcean is l...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Londons Behavox offers surveillance software to help financial institutions remain compliant
 Behavox is a London-based startup that has built “compliance surveillance software” to enable financial institutions to search and interrogate huge amounts of employee-generated data...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Nissans highway self-driving system hits Japanese roads in August
 Nissan has a new autonomous driving system called ProPILOT, and it’s coming to its first production vehicle in August. ProPILOT, a self-driving feature designed for use in single-lane high...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Beyond the bullet
 How we can make guns obsolete. Read More ...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch True Fit raises $25 million to find you comfortable shoes
 If the shoe fits, keep it! That’s the goal of True Fit, which helps shoe and apparel businesses cut down on e-commerce returns. Read More ...
10:30 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Digital toxic waste (or why metadata shouldnt live forever)
 Despite increasing privacy concerns the tech industry continues to collect and store massive amounts of metadata associated with every digital transaction. These extensive historical accounts of...
10:22 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go expands to Europe starting with Germany
 Pokmon Go isn’t a global phenomenon just yet as the game has only been available in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. But the game is preparing for its European launch. Pokmon Go is now...
10:19 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch SirionLabs raises $12.25M to help big firms get smarter with their suppliers
 SirionLabs, an India-headquartered company that uses tech to help companies manage their contracts and relationships with suppliers, has completed a $12.25 million Series B round. The round, whi...
07:15 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Nokia and Samsung announce expanded patent licensing deal
 Nokia and Samsung are cozying up together for the second time this year after the duo announced an expansion of the patent licensing deal that they agreed back in February. Read More ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Hyperloop One Founders Lawsuit
Hyperloop One co-founder is suing the other co-founder, Microsoft launches “Surface-as-a-service”, Warner Brothers is fined by the FTC, Twitter starts livestreaming financial news, Pokemon...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and Gilt are selling passes for unlimited uberPOOL rides in NYC
 Here’s a great deal: Uber and Gilt City are teaming up to offer a packages of unlimited uberPOOL rides in New York City. The deal is being called a “commute card” and can only ...
01:05 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Magic Leap says it will debut its product . . . hopefully soonish
 Anyone hoping that todayMagic Leap would share exactplans about thehotly anticipated debut of its “mixed reality” technology wasprobablya little disappointed. At a Fortune conference...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch Opening the gates on Indian financial data
 India’s digital landscape is changing faster than we can imagine, and it could mean huge improvements in financial access for many. As we speak, three key factors are converging to create ...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch AR helmet maker Skully founders booted out by investors
 Anonymous sources have confirmed to TechCrunch that Skully co-founders, Marcus and Mitch Weller have been kicked out of the company by investors. Marcus currently serves as CEO of Skully...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2016
Techcrunch AR helmet maker Skully investors boot founders, replacing them with Martin Fitcher as CEO
 Anonymous sources have confirmed to TechCrunch that Skully co-founders Marcus and Mitch Weller have been kicked out of the company by investors. Marcus served as CEO of Skullywhile his brother M...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch FiveAI picks up $2.7M to build AI-driven software for autonomous vehicles
 FiveAI is a rather ambitious U.K. startup that’s building AI-driven software to help accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles. The young company wants to apply the latest developm...
10:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Bvddy, now on Android, matches athletes of like skill to play and get fit together
 About 80 percent of the U.S. adult population, aged 18 and older, fails to exercise enough each week to meet federal guidelines, according to the most recent available data from the Centers for ...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Comcast business phone service is down and small businesses are freaking out
 Comcast’s business phone service seems to be having a huge nationwide outage.While the company acknowledged that some customers may be experiencing problemswith phone service, the issue se...
09:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Invites sent out for Samsungs August 2 Unpacked smartphone event
 Samsung just mailed out invitations for its Samsung Unpacked 2016 event where it’s expected to unveil itslatest Note smartphone. The event is taking place August 2 and 11AM EST, and will b...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Google aqui-hires deep search engine Kifi to enhance its Spaces group chat app
 Google has made another small acquisition tohelp itcontinue building out its latest efforts in social apps. The search and Android giant has hired the team behindKifi, a startup that was buildin...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus launching the Rift without the Touch controllers probably wasnt a great move
 The Oculus Rift launch has been a rocky one that hasn’t exactly left fans of the highly influential consumer VR platform very happy. Today, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced a few things ...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Sen. Al Franken questions Niantic over Pokprivacy policy
 Always with his finger on the pulse, Senator Al Franken today sent an official request to Niantic asking about particulars of the Pokmon Go privacy policy. “I am concerned about the extent...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch More EVsand more kinds of EVsare expected to be sold this year
 If it seems like EVs are everywhere, you’re closer to being right this year than ever before. Navigant Research expects the EV market to grow 62% year over year in 2016, which adds up to n...
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the Indiebio Demo Day here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Indiebio’s Demo Day this Thursday, July 14th from San Francisco. Backed by SOS Ventures, Indiebio is the largest life sciences accelerator to date. Indie...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Uber for 911 transport is a horrible idea
 The Washington D.C. Fire and EMS Department is considering a plan to use Uber to transport low priority 911 callers, according to NBC Washington. It’s a horrible idea.Washington’spla...
08:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Juno probes tiny sensors to perform big science around Jupiter
 One of the striking things about the Juno probe, I remarked to one of its creators, is its simple and streamlined design — compared to other spacecraft, at least. The engineers had a hell ...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch An interview with the anonymous founder of PostGhost
 PostGhost was a service that stored and displayed the deleted Tweets of celebrities and politicians. Created as a way to keep public discourse honest, Twitter shut it down with a cease and desis...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go updated to address privacy concerns
 Afterusers and press noticed that Pokmon Go on iOS requested “full access” to a user’s Google account when signing up, Niantic promised an update to modify the permissions requ...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Is Section 702 on the verge of reform?
 A controversial law that authorizes the government’s bulk collection of internet data is being tested in a federal appeals court, giving anti-surveillance advocates hope that reform might ...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Ousted Hyperloop One co-founder Brogan BamBrogan is suing Shervin Pishevar, claims harrassment
 Recently departed Hyperloop One co-founder Brogan BamBrogan has filed a restraining order and a lawsuit against his former partner Shervin Pishevar. Hyperloop One, the brainchild of Elon Musk to...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Giveaway: Enter to win a pair of tickets to Disrupt SF 2016
 TechCrunchDisrupt SF is taking place at Pier 48 September 12-14, and we can’t wait to see you. In honor of the occasion, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky TechCrunch r...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Georgia Tech outfits its humanoid walking robot with some fancy new kicks
 Human locomotion has traditionally been a tough nut for roboticists to crack, but the team at Georgia Institute of Technology looks to be doing so in stride with the DURUS, a humanoid (or, rathe...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Google unveils new features for shopping ads and hotel search
 Google is giving more tools to retail and travel businesses hoping to promote themselves through search results and ads.These new features were announced at a New York City press event this morn...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Moments new app unveils a Phone Bootcamp to help you break your mobile addictions
 Spending too much time on your phone? Moment can help. The mobileapplicationthat’s designed – ironically – to help you battle your smartphone addiction, can now train you over ...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch The Segway MiniPRO balances fun with utility
 The hoverboard wars are all but over with casualties on either side. Swagways, Segaways, Wamboards, and Zoomers have all been relegated to the back of the garage and now that most of these thing...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch The future of listening to music is feeling it, according to Timbaland
 Everyone likes a good vibration — which is why recording artist Timbaland teamed up with SubPac, a Los Angeles-based startup that has created a wearable device set to redefine entertainmen...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter signs deal with Bloomberg to live stream financial news
 Twitter and Bloomberg Media have announced today that they signed a deal to live stream three Bloomberg shows, as well as the network’s markets coverage. The terms of the deal were not dis...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Cloud With Me makes setting up and managing AWS servers easier
 Nobody has ever accused AWS ofbeing too easy to use. While Amazon’s cloud computing platform is extremely powerful and launches feature updates on an almost daily basis, all of that power ...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Teachers and mentors: apply to have your students attend Disrupt SF
 Applications are now open forstudent groups to attend Disrupt San Francisco at Pier 48 on Tuesday, September 13 or Wednesday, September 14th. The program is part ofInclude,TechCrunch’s div...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Who, us? VCs blame banks for emphasizing growth over revenue to startups
 Despite all the capital that venture firms have managed to raise in the first and second quarters of this year, VCs at an investor panel at Fortune’s Brainstorm conference this morning sai...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch 5 mobile models for Nintendos other popular game franchises
 Pokmon Go used Google-incubated AR MMO Ingress as a functional model, but the same model doesn’t make sense when applied to Mario, Zelda or Animal Crossing. Investors are looking at Pokmon...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Demand for Amazon Prime Day deals leads to checkout issues for shoppers
 Amazon Prime Day has arrived – the sales holiday the internet lovingly dubbed last year as Amazon’s online garage sale, in reference to consumers’disappointment with the deals&...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Biz Stone throws his weight behind the Polaroid Swing motion photo app
 The last couple of decades haven’t been particularly kind to the Polaroid brand. The once mighty king of instant photography (which had a heck of a mid-to-late 70s) declared bankruptcy in ...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus says Rift orders now ship in 2 4 days, all pre-orders have gone out
 Oculus says it has resolved its shipping delays to the point where new orders now she in two to four business days, which is a considerable improvement to where things were at just a short while...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch With $17M in seed funding, RedKix wants to combine the best of email and chat
 Lots of startups want to reinvent email, and some, like Slack, occasionally manage to change the way we work. At the end of the day, though, email isn’t going away and company-wide collabo...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus Connect 3 developer conference is October 5 7 in San Jose
 Oculus is running its third developer conference for people interested in building VR experiences. Oculus Connect 3 is (you guessed it) the third annual developer conference hosted by the compan...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft debuts Surface as a Service program aimed at getting devices into the enterprise
 Microsoft announced this morning a new program aimed at expanding Surface’s footprint in the enterprise, dubbed “Surface as a Service.” The initiative will allow businesses to ...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Future Mobility aiming to sell electric cars worldwide by 2020
 Future Mobility is only four months old, but that isn’t stopping the auto startup from rolling out with its ambitious plans. Backed by Chinese Internet giant, Tencent, Future Mobility is a...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Furenexos SoundSense is a simple, open-source gadget that helps deaf people stay aware of their surroundings
 People with deafness have plenty of ways to navigate everyday situations as if they had no disability at all, but there are still situations that present dangers unique to them — not being...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go promises to fix the bug that let it access all your Google data
 Pokmon Go isn’t reading your Gmail. The makers of the hot, new mobile game are fixing a bug that allowedthe app to gain full access to users’ accounts, when they signed in using thei...
01:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs new 4TB SSD costs about as much as a MacBook Pro
 For those in need of substantial PC storage, spinning hard drives are still very much a reality. That’s changing, of course, though not quite as quickly as many upgraders are hoping. $700 ...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Talking Brexit, Exits, and Uber with GVs Bill Maris
 Yesterday afternoon, before he took the stage at the Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference, we sat down with GV CEO Bill Maris in a billowing white tent on the campus ofthe Aspen Institute,...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing TechCrunchs AI and VR/AR Pavilions at Disrupt SF Apply now for free exhibit space
 At TechCrunch’s upcoming Disrupt SF (Sept. 12-14), artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual/augmented reality (AR/VR) will be a big subject on the main stage as well as a featured presence...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Star Wars and the future of healthcare
 In his iconic Star Wars series, George Lucas envisioned a world in a galaxy far, far away, where, among other things, doctors were droids and bots. Lucas viewed medical care as algorithmic, and ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Project Fi subscribers now get high-speed wireless data when traveling internationally
 Google’s Project Fiwirelessservice has long allowed its subscribers to take their phones to more than 135 countrieswithout having to worry about getting a huge bill for international data ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch HealthTap makes a bigger push into continuing studies for doctors
 HealthTap, a six-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based telehealth startup that says 102,000 doctors now use its platform to connect with patients, has officially snapped upDocPhin, whose app made it ea...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Sisense-Amazon Echo integration lets you ask Alexa questions about your business data
 Sisense, a company which helps customers link multiple data sources and summarize them in a single dashboard view, has been working onways to understandthe dataoutside of the context of a comput...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Healthy meal delivery startup Freshly raises $21M
 Freshly is announcing that it has raised $21 million in Series B funding. The New York City-based company delivers healthy meals for a price of around $11 per meal — which may make it soun...
10:57 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch EU-US Privacy Shield now officially adopted but criticisms linger
 The European Commission has formally adopted a new framework for governing personal data transfers between the EU and the US, replacing the prior Safe Harbor agreement which was invalidated last...
10:50 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Warner Brothers fined for paying YouTube celebs to promote game
 Warner Brothers was just found guilty of manipulating new media by paying prominent YouTube hosts to promote a video game. Read More ...
10:41 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Codecademy, the free online coding school, raises another $30M led by Naspers
 Codecademy, an online coding school with 16 million registered users, has built out its footprint without charging its students a penny to use it. Now, as more questions arise about how and when...
04:41 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch NYC Taxis are still giving twice as many rides as Uber
 After last summer’s vicious fight between Uber and the city of New York there hasn’t been much talk about the state of ridesharing in the Big Apple. But today a research report from ...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Pokmon GO Mania
Pokemon Go adds nine Billion Dollars to Nintendos value, Walmart has a free shipping week because of prime day, Pokemon Go rakes in 1.6 million dollars a day in revenue, Pokemon Meetups are happening ...
01:24 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch MITs anonymous online communications protocol Riffle could beat Tor at its own game
 Tor has been the go-to for anonymous communication online for years now — and that has made it one of the juiciest targets possible to the likes of the NSA and FBI. A new anonymizing proto...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch To succeed in IoT, hire a chief data officer
 For many businesses, ownership of the Internet of Things lies within a number of C-suite titles. But IoT demands an interdisciplinary approach, whether the desired outcome is to streamline inter...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch 13 Ways To Be Better At Pokemon Go
 Pokemon Go is exploding. It’s a pop culture phenomenon unlike anything we’ve seen before. Think I’m crazy? If you live in anything resembling a major city, go stop by a mildly ...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch 13 Ways To Be Better At Pokmon Go
 Pokemon Go is exploding. It’s a pop culture phenomenon unlike anything we’ve seen before. Think I’m crazy? If you live in anything resembling a major city, go stop by a mildly ...
12:34 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2016
Techcrunch USVs Albert Wenger on converting our attitude on automation from foe to friend
 The zero marginal cost of information is turning everything upside down. Albert Wenger, Partner atUnion Square Ventures asserts in our latest interview, “We are just at the beginning of th...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile events app DoubleDutch lays off nearly 25% of its workforce
 Mobile events and conferencescompanyDoubleDutch announced today that it will belaying off 55 of its employees as a part of a company-wide restructuring. The company, founded in 2011, has raised ...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch On-demand sales force Universal Avenue closes $10M Series A
 Universal Avenue, the Stockholm-headquartered startup that lets companies access a local sales force on demand, has closed a deal of its own.The company has raised $10 million in fresh Series A ...
10:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Moon photobombs the Earth in rare images captured by NASA
 A NASA camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a rare lunar transit across the face of a sunlit Earth. The images, which feature a fully lit far side of th...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla under investigation for possible breach of securities law, WSJ reports
 Tesla is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street Journal reported, for a possible securities law breach. What’s at issue is whether the electric...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Ashley Madison slips into something more comfortable to shake its bad rep
 How do you rescue a brand like Ashley Madison after it becomes synonymous with infidelity, poor security, a fateful hack, a massive breach of privacy and at least two suicides? That was the chal...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Can the Airbnb regulatory nightmare be solved with more tech?
 Sharing economy startups like Airbnb and Uber have gonenuclear todefend their business model, suing city governments or shuttering their services entirely when they don’t get their way. Ju...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Psst its still okay to share your Netflix password
 A Federal Appeals Court this month issued a ruling that makes password-sharing a federal crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. That has given many Americans pause, as sharing passwords t...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch The brilliant mechanics of Pokmon Go
 If you haven’t seen it already, you will soon walking down the street. Every person you pass who is fervently looking at their phone is likely playing the number one game in the country ri...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch A court ruled that it could be a federal crime to share your Netflix password
 Last week the U.S Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that an employee acted “without authorization” when he used a old coworker’s login (with their permission) to...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Walt Disney Co. reveals 9 new startups in the Disney Accelerator spanning robotics, cinematic VR and AI
 The Walt Disney Co. is kicking off the third session of its corporate accelerator this week, and revealed 9 new companies admitted to the program. A full list follows at the end of this post.The...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Robbers target Pokmon Go players in Missouri
 Catching them all could be risky. Four men in O’Fallon, Missouri, have been arrested on charges of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action after having used the popular gaming app P...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch A status report on our digital freedom
 People are fascinated by the relationship between free will and a pre-destined path. This relationship has never been more interesting than in today’s digital world, where the ultimate goa...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon GO shouldnt have full access to your Gmail, Docs, and Google account but it does
 When you use Google to sign into Pokmon GO, as so many of you have already, the popular game for some reason grants itself (for some users, anyway) the highest possible level of access to your G...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go shouldnt have full access to your Gmail, Docs and Google account but it does
 When you use Google to sign into Pokmon Go, as so many of you have already, the popular game for some reason grants itself (for some users, anyway) the highest possible level of access to your G...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go has an estimated 7.5M U.S. downloads, $1.6M in daily revenue
 Pokmon Go is off to a big start in the U.S., but just how big? The company hasn’t yet revealed any official numbers, but we have estimates to provide an idea of the scope of downloads and ...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Will 22K people turn up to catch Pokmon in San Francisco on Wednesday?
 The Facebook event for a San Francisco Pokmon Go crawl on Wednesday has 3,600 people confirmed in attendance, with another 18K “interested” in the event. The event is set to start as...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Chevy cuts 4G LTE data price in half
 In the past two years, more than 2 million Chevrolet cars with 4G LTE data connections have been sold, and according to GM, those connectionshave chewed through 3 million gigabytes of data. Now ...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Built.io Flow makes building enterprise integrations easier
 Built.io’s Flow is a drag-and-drop toolfor building enterprise integrations. It’s a bit of a mix of Yahoo Pipes (R.I.P.) and IFTTT for connecting services like Salesforce and Marketo...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Yoshi launches set it and forget it vehicle re-fueling service in San Francisco
 A startup called Yoshi Inc. is the latest to give drivers a way to fuel up without going to the gas station. The company has officially launched its gas delivery service in the San Francisco Bay...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch This could be the iPhone 7
 What is the iPhone 7 going to look like? While nobody knows for sure, some leaks are starting to emerge with a common trend — the iPhone 7 is going to look an awful lot like the iPhone 6s....
05:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Underrepresented founders have 24 hours to apply to Include Office Hours
 TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening this July!In New York, Taylor Greene from Lerer Hippeau Ventures and in San Francisco, Sergio Monsalve andEd Yipof Norwest Venture Partnerswill join...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Anki is opening Cozmos SDK to makers, developers and educators
 We’re still a few months away from when he’s first set to open his Pixar-inspired eyes to the world, but Anki’s already revealing some big plans forits little robot, starting w...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Asian Tinder rival Paktor lands $10M to further global push with Japan and Korea launches
 Paktor, a dating app that rivals Tinder in Southeast Asia, is pushing itself in more global markets. The Singapore-based startup just swiped right on $10 million in fresh capital after raising a...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Asian Tinder rival Paktor lands $10M to further global push with launches in Japan and South Korea
 Paktor, a dating app that rivals Tinder in Southeast Asia, is pushing itself into more global markets. The Singapore-based startup just swiped right on $10 million in fresh capital after raising...
03:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Motorola delivers a lot for a little with the $199 Moto G4
 In a world of me-too handsets, Motorola hasn’t had much trouble setting itself apart. Often times that comes in the form of some specific but important feature like crazy battery life or a...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Walmart takes on Amazon Prime Day with week-long free shipping deal
 Walmart today announced its plan for taking on Amazon’s Prime Day. Amazon’sannual sales holidaykicks off tomorrow, promising a host of online deals and discounts across a variety of ...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Revolut grabs $10 million for its mobile foreign exchange service
 British startup Revolut wants to make it easier to spend and send money in all kinds of currencies around the world. It’s not TransferWise, it’s not Number26 — Revolut sits bet...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Sign up to volunteer at Disrupt SF
 Do you enjoy rolling up your sleeves and want to help put on the best startup show in tech? If so, you should definitely sign up to be a TechCrunch Work Exchange Volunteer at Disrupt SF 2016.Tec...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Lyft and GM expand Express Drive driver rental program
 No wheels used to mean no way to be a driver for a car-sharing service, but GM and Lyft’s Express Drive is one way around that limitation. The program sees GM offer all-in vehicle rentals ...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter partners with CBS News to live stream convention coverage
 Twitter is expanding upon its live-streaming plans yet again. This morning, Twitter and CBS News announced a new partnership that will see the social media service offering a live stream of the ...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk teases second part of Top Secret Tesla Masterplan
 Elon Musktook to his Twitter account Sunday morning, teasing a second installment of his “top secret” blueprint. What could the billionaire be referring to? Well, upon making the twe...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch The future of healthcare is not people versus machines
 A digital shift in healthcare in recent years has paved the way for advances in automation, artificial intelligence and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient int...
01:49 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go is doing what few apps can driving real-world traffic
 If you were looking for a rare Pokmon and encountered the sign above, what would you do? Because I’d pay up to get whatever pocket monster was lurking within. Ingress and Nintendo don̵...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Here comes the Pokmon Go malware
 Well, that didn’t take long.Pokmon Go, the massively popular new game that’s bigger than Tinder, and poised to top Twitter in terms of daily users, has now been targeted by malware c...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch CornerJob bags $25M Series B to scale its blue collar jobs app via more TV ads
 CornerJob only closed its $10 million Series A in February. But the Barcelona-based jobs marketplace, one of several which focuses on low-skill, high-turnover recruitment via a smartphone messag...
12:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go adds $9B to Nintendos value, global rollout continues this week
 Nintendo rode the Pokmon Go wave that enveloped countries where it’s currently available this past weekend: The company’s stock price surged, raising its total market cap to $28 bill...
11:08 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch 3Scan raises $14 million for a robotic microscope that could accelerate drug discovery
 Robots and software aren’t just changing manual labor in warehouses or kitchens. They’re also transforming medical research. A San Francisco startup called 3Scan Inc. raised $14 mill...
10:11 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Pokemon Go wants to catch (almost) all your app permissions
 Let’s be honest, players of Pokemon Go aren’t going to care a Joltik or a Flabb about the app permissions required to roam their neighbourhoods garnering the disproving glances of se...
07:18 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Molotov is now available in France with a freemium model
 French startup Molotov has been working on redefining the way we watch video content for a few years now. But after a long period in stealth, it’s time to open the service once and for all...
05:12 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch Chat app Line targets $1.14B raise in what could be 2016s largest tech IPO
 Line, the messaging app from Asia famed for its cutesy yet expressive emoji-like stickers, is on track to hold 2016’s largest tech public listing. The company today announced pricing for i...
02:32 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2016
Techcrunch USA just dropped Mr. Robots season 2 premiere on social media
 The U.S. television network USA had the mother of all surprises in stock for fans of its award-winning TV show Mr. Robot. Completely unannounced, the network released the first 40-odd minutes of...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: Libertarian Presidential candidate says We need to Uber everything
Whatever one thinks of his ideology, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson may be the pro innovation candidate that Silicon Valley has been waiting for. Read More ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2016
Techcrunch Still a virtual reality skeptic? Heres why you shouldnt be
 As VR becomes a force in the gaming world (and other sectors), I can’t help but draw the evident parallels between the emergence of 3D-console gaming and quasi-nascent VR. Though some rema...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2016
Techcrunch Virtual and augmented reality need a PG-13 moment
 We’ve passed a significant milestone in consumer adoption of virtual reality and augmented reality — although it’s clear that we’re a few models away from a truly refined...
06:34 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2016
Techcrunch Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson arrested while Periscoping
 Police arrested more than 200 people marching down the side of the road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana last night, according to several reports, including a strong voice in the Black Lives Matter mov...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2016
Techcrunch Whatever happened to 3D printing?
 Sam Cervantes is a quiet-seeming guy who speaks earnestly about his line of work. When I visited his Brooklyn 3D printer factory in 2013, workers in an assembly line were busy putting together S...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2016
Techcrunch Face computers slowly find their place in business
 Remember Google Glass? How could you not? Born with great fanfare just four short years ago, the device quickly became the object of derision. People who wore them were “Glassholes.”...
03:11 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2016
Techcrunch OMG Digital is basically BuzzFeed for Africa
 OMG Digital, aWest Africa-based startup founded by Prince Boakye Boampong and Jesse Arhin Ghansah, is on a mission to bring relatable content to African millennials. The two are currently partic...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2016
Techcrunch Insurance is ready for an upgrade
 Insurance may be widely perceived as a sleepy backwater when it comes to innovation in technology, but that’s about to change. Whether the transformations to come — which we expect t...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch The reality of AR/VR survival
 VR will be big, AR will be bigger (and take longer). But as in most early-stage tech markets, growth will be curved, not straight. There will be a few billion dollars of revenue this year, a pro...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch Strike the right balance on drone policy
 Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly referred to as drones — are on the cusp of a major commercial trial that has the power to save thousands of lives. This pilot [program...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch Eyefluence shows us how well be able to navigate screens with our eyes
 What if you could control a computer screen with just your eyes? Well that’s the vision of Eyefluence, a Silicon Valley-based startup that is working on technology for hands-free navigatio...
05:15 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch The reward for mining Bitcoin was just cut in half
 It’s Halvening!!! Bitcoin just experienced a major milestone in its short little lifespan. The reward for mining a block (a block = a ledger of transaction data) was just cut in half from ...
05:05 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch Hype check: Pokmon Go says more about Pokmon than it does about AR
 But before we go sagely nodding about the coming Augmented Reality revolution the Pokpoaclypse foretells, maybe it’s best to take a step back and examine the components of Pokmon Go’...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch We need to talk about AI and access to publicly funded data-sets
 If you think Google has a controversial reputation at this point in its business evolution, buckle up because things are really stepping up a gear — as its machine learning DeepMind divisi...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch The end of your undivided attention
 Many things have sought to capture your undivided attention, but that might be the ghost of a goal in today’s reality. We’re less attentive than goldfish; even our best and brightest...
02:51 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch Deleted Tweet archive PostGhost shut down after Twitter cease and desist
 PostGhost was a nascent website that archived the tweets of the famous, rich, and important. The site got popular for finding and storing the deleted Tweets of politicians and even Lindsay Lohan...
02:21 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch Inside the ape cage with Antonio Garcia Martinez, author of Chaos Monkeys
 If you’re in a startup or even plan to sue one, Chaos Monkeys is the book to read. Antonio Garcia Martinez is a former physics major turned Wall Street quant turned startupper and he’...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch The two best pieces of early-stage pitching advice
 Over the past 10 years I’ve been on the first cap tables of three startups for which I’ve been responsible for closing their capital-raising efforts. I’ve raised money from the...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch Westphalexit
 As technology advances, a world partitioned into nation-states makes less and less sense. That may sound crazy, if you take it as granted that our world must be divided into nations. But the who...
10:03 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch The Brexit hangover has left UK startups drained Are the brains next?
 As the UK referendum result dropped in that fateful Friday morning, the tech startup world didn’t immediately grind to a halt. Websites kept loading. Apps kept opening. But what left UK te...
06:00 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch Austria: The up-and-coming early-stage investment capital of europe
 To many, Austria can seem like a country of the past, one whose very charm lies in the fact that its best days are behind it. The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed almost 100 years ago, and, wit...
03:45 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Theranos CEO Gets Banned
Elizabeth Holmes banned from any blood testing for two years, Facebook Messenger adds End-to-End encryption, Sit and smiling guys films his 220th video, Siris Capital buys Polycom for 2 Billion Dollar...
11:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch CARTO makes geographical data visualization and analysis accessible to non-specialists
 CartoDB, a data visualization company founded in Madrid in 2012, changed its name to CARTO to celebrate its new analysis tool CARTO Builder and to emphasize its attempt to enlarge its audience f...
10:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook explains censorship policy for Live video
 Facebook only removes content if it celebrates or glorifies violence, not if it’s only graphic or disturbing, according to a spokesperson. Facebook also insists that the video of Philando ...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch 15 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 This week, Apple’s iOS 10 beta was released, Tesla Autopilot went under scrutiny and the tech world responded to the devastating shootings and protests that occurred across the country. Th...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Study of Candy Crush players finds virtual currency buyers dont go for upsells
 The upsell we all fall for at fast food joints and places like Costco doesn’t seem to work on purchasers of in-game currencies, according to a study conducted on millions of Candy Crush pl...
09:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Bain Capital Ventures raises $600 million (and another big fund is born)
 It’s starting to happen like clockwork. Firms are closing new funds almostexactly 24 monthsto the date from their last fundclosing.The newest example? Bain Capital Ventures(BCV), which thi...
08:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Self-Driving Car Project has a new legal lead
 Google’s Self-Driving Car Project is one step closer to becoming its own independent business. Recode has confirmedthat the autonomous-driving company under the Alphabet umbrella has hired...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Step aside, Tatooine, astronomers have discovered a planet with three suns
 Move over, Tatooine, astronomers have discovered a planet with not one, not two, but three suns. Known as HD 131399Ab, the newly discovered planet is located 320 light-years from Earth in the co...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Engineering management may be the most unnatural act of all
 When it comes to software engineering, that management is best which manages least — to borrow Thoreau’s quip about government. While it’s rarely as easy as nodding at a brilli...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch DIY Co. launches JAM to help kids learn what they dont in school, with a little help from Cartoon Network
 DIY Co., the education tech startup led by Vimeo designer and co-founder Zach Klein, has launched a new onlinelearning platformfor kids called JAM.com. The company also quietly closed a $4 milli...
05:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch The Golden State Warriors used virtual reality to woo Kevin Durant
 The Golden State Warriors laid it on pretty thick for Kevin Durant during their successful free-agent pitch to the NBA superstar last week. On top of having two-time MVP Stephen Curry and fellow...
04:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch The Athletic is bringing subscription-based local sports coverage to a city near you
 High-quality local sports coverage isn’t dead. At least that’s the premise upon whichThe Athletic is building its business. The young startup, part of Y Combinator’s Summer 201...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch MIT researchers develop wearable toxic gas sensor
 A team of four MIT researchers has developed a new wearable sensor that can detect toxic gases and talk to smartphones or other wireless devices to warn users when they are in danger. Using thes...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter reportedly in talks with the NBA, MLS and Turner for more sports streaming
 Twitter isn’t satisfied with streaming 10 Thursday Night Football games this upcoming NFL season. According to Recode, the social media network is also reportedly in talks with the NBA, Ma...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Police use of robot to kill Dallas shooting suspect is new, but not without precursors
 The Dallas police force used a bomb defusing robot equipped with an explosive device to kill a shooting suspect, police chief David Brown revealed today at a press conference. An explosive was a...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Where todays tech can, and cant, replace humans
 This morning, McKinsey & Co. is releasing a new look at the impact automation is likely to have across various sectors of the economy and, ultimately, the workplace. Its findings are based o...
03:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Her, the dating app for queer women, finally goes live on Android
 And so, the dating pool for queer women across the world got that much bigger. Her, the dating app focused exclusively on ladies who are into other ladies, has finally opened up the app to Andro...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Integral Ad Science acquires bot detection company Swarm
 Integral Ad Science is unveiling some new steps to combat ad fraudsters, including the acquisition of a bot detection company called Swarm. CEO Scott Knoll told me that he was particularly ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Creating life through generative design
 We have been shaping the organisms that live around us for a long time. Take as an example the changes we forced on wolves to become our best friends. Traditionally, we accomplished it by select...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts Project Malmo is teaching AI to build stuff in Minecraft
 There’s plenty of precedent for the use of Minecraft in an educational setting. Hell, Microsoft issued an Education Edition of the popular PC game earlier this year, s targeted atuse in a ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch MessageBird, a profitable rival to Twilio from Europe, introduces support for chat apps
 Twilio’s IPO this month isn’t just good timing for the tech industry, which has been waiting for a promising public listing from one of its number, it has set up the perfect stage fo...
01:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch More tickets are now available for TechCrunchs Summer Party at August Capital
 The demand was so great that we just released a new batch of tickets for our summer part on the sunny decks of August Capital Sand Hill Rd offices. The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of trad...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption in a bid to become your primary messaging app
 Facebook Messenger wants to be your primary messaging app. As people become more and more concerned about security, being the best messaging app means being the most secure. That’s why Fac...
12:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Jennifer Doudna, inventor of gene editing technology CRISPR Cas9, is coming to Disrupt
 Berkeley professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology and the inventor of the revolutionary CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technology Jennifer Doudna is going to join us for the first time on...
11:53 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Surf Air is expanding its all-you-can-fly service to Europe
 Surf Air, the travel startup that offers “all you can fly” service to paying members, will begin running routes in Europe this October, the company announced today. Specifically, Sur...
11:41 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Siris Capital to buy Polycom for $2B in cash, Polycom cancels its $1.96B Mitel merger
 Here’s aninteresting twist in one of the bigger enterprise acquisition stories of 2016. AfterMitel earlier this year announced that it would acquire Polycom for $1.96 billion and consolida...
11:11 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Europes new EU-US data flow deal clears final vote
 The EU-US Privacy Shield, the cumbersomely christened replacement for the now defunct Safe Harbor transatlantic data transfer agreement, is rapidly approaching adoption, with Europe’s Memb...
10:30 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Banks should not underestimate Facebook Messenger
 The potential for chat apps in financial services is by no means limited to social payments. Facebook has already confirmed that they are pursuing Wechat’s success, venturing into eCommerc...
09:31 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Asia Pacific cross-border payment startup Airwallex lands $3M
 Fintech companies are continuing to draw interest from investors in Asia. The latest company to pull in financing is Airwallex, a China-Australia startup that specializes in cross-border transac...
08:43 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Oops! Wearables can leak your PINs and passwords
 The security nightmare posed by the Internet of Things isn’t just related to the lack of expertise in the types of companies adding connectivity to gizmos and gadgets. It’s the sensi...
07:55 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Coinbase eyes Japan expansion after landing investment from Bank of Tokyo
 Coinbase, one of the world’s largest bitcoin companies, has set its sights on Japan after landing funding from a range of Japanese investors, including one firm that helped Twitter set up ...
06:40 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Theranos Elizabeth Holmes banned from operating blood testing labs
 Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of blood analysis startup Theranos has been banned from operating a blood testing lab for the next two years. Where this leaves the founder of the testing company a...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Microsoft COO Leaving Company
Google acquires Anvato, Microsoft COO leaves company, Facebook removes a police shooting video then returns it to the site, blames glitch in the system, Lyft Premier Launches, Self driving bus launch...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch News discovery app SmartNews nabs another $38M, now valued at $500M-$600M
 As largeplatforms like Facebook and Apple position themselves as the new go-to places to read news, an independent app that started inJapan has landed a new round of funding to raise its own gam...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch VCs are betting on the great Chinese fitness boom
 As the Chinese economy has boomed in the last decade, millions of people have entered the middle class. And the Chinese aren’t just getting wealthier, they’re getting fitter. China, ...
01:46 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch New reports confirm $1.15B leveraged loan raised by Uber at 5%
 Two weeks ago, we reported that Uber was in talks to raise $1-2 billion in leveraged loans. The Wall Street Journal is circulating new information that the company has closeda $1.15 billion leve...
12:51 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook needs a way to report content as Graphic But Newsworthy
 Mark Zuckerberg believes Facebook Live could illuminate wrongdoing in the world.Facebook still hasn’t explained the details of its policy on censorship of Live video. But today in response...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2016
Techcrunch Tackling systemic racism
 Discussions around diversity and inclusion in the tech industry are not going away. Not on my watch.Earlier today, I sat down with Erica Baker, an engineer at Slack, and Ellen Pao, formerly of R...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch ZUtA demos its mobile robotic printer
 After finding success on Kickstarter, ZUtA Labs is piecing together its mobile robotic printer. Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, thefour-inch wireless device makes it easy to prod...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Running through walls: 6Senses Amanda Kahlow on values that stick
 For Amanda Kahlow and 6Sense, one of the most important aspects of the company is its culture. The values of the company have been baked into the operations of the team, how it interacts with it...
11:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Make way for more bots: Ex-Evernote CEO Phil Libin leads seed rounds for Butter.ai and Growbot
 Earlier this year, Phil Libin, the former CEO of Evernote who is now a venture capitalistat General Catalyst, laidout plans to fund and support (and maybeeven build?) his own startups inthe burg...
10:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Up close with Fujifilms new X-T2 mirrorless camera
 If you’re going to show off the follow-up to your well-loved mirrorless camera two years after release, you might as well do it in style— classic cars, rail-thin models, terrible mus...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch This artificial stingray has a gold skeleton and light-activated rat muscles
 Mimicking nature’s most elegant designs has become a popular method for creating equally elegant robots (close, anyway) — but using nature’s raw materials, too? That’s wh...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Rthm wants to be your comprehensive health AI
 If you’re Toronto-based startup MagniWare, you’ve learned some hard truths about the realities of what people will bear in terms of keeping tabs on their general wellness. MagniWare ...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Carmaker ridesharing roundup
 Auto manufacturers are realizing that the future of transportation is not going to be one person, one car. It’s going to be ridesharing, ridehailing and public transit — and these ve...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch If youre waiting for a self-driving car revolution, keep waiting
 Not a week goes by without some sort of development in the world regarding self-driving cars — the subject consistently finds a place in any given news cycle. But if you’re waiting f...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Lyft could be working on a music jukebox feature
 You may have noticed whenever you hop into a Lyft, more times than not, the driverasks what you want to listen to. You, like us, might tend to say you don’t have a preference, even though ...
08:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch The NBA debuts its new and improved shot clock
 That3…2…1 on a24-second shot clock never looked better than this. On Thursday, the NBA announced that it has tabbed Tissot for a sleeker and more efficient shot clock, which will deb...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Penn students start-up XEED puts wearables to work against Parkinsons disease
 The internet of things, and wearables in particular, may not be quite living up to the hype, but it turns out they may be just the thing for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. A pa...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra on moving from enterprise businesses to social shopping
 Manish Chandra is founder and CEO of Poshmark. As a serial entrepreneur, he also founded Kaboodle in 2005, one of the industry’s first social shopping sites, that was acquired by Hearst, a...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Google acquires Anvato, a media streaming and monetization platform for broadcasters
 Google is getting deeper into the tech side of the video and broadcasting business. The companytoday announced that it has acquired Anvato, a platform for encoding, editing, publishing and distr...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs new UFS memory cards store up to 256GB at crazy fast transfer speeds
 Samsung today showed off its successor to the microSD card, the UFS – that’s Universal Flash Storage. And the specs on the removable storagelookpretty impressive at first glance. Wit...
07:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV to helm a Google education project
Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) to start an education project within Google Inc., the investor announced today. Miner will be running his mysterious new...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Clean Diesel agency spams Venmo customers for charity donations
 The WaterIsLife charity discovered a Venmo loophole, enabling it to blast its message to a thousand unsuspecting people earlier this week. By sending $0.01 to folks who were appearing in the Ven...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Florida investigators found a laptop in deadly Tesla Autopilot crash
 There was a laptop found in the Tesla Model S involved in the deadly May 7 crash usingAutopilot, Florida investigators confirmed with CNBC on Thursday. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes tol...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Art Mcanique kickstarts a mechanical watch with a few high-tech trimmings
 There is, to be sure, nothing new under the horological sun. However, by putting all of the old pieces together in new ways you end up with a watch that is both interesting and unique. Art Mcani...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Qualcomm says encryption flaw in Android went unpatched for over a year
 Cracking encryption is a topic of perpetual fascination. Congress has made several efforts to legislate it. The FBI tried to force Apple to do it. New messaging apps constantly debut with claims...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Qualcomm says it issued patch for Android encryption flaw over a year ago
 Cracking encryption is a topic of perpetual fascination. Congress has made several efforts to legislate it. The FBI tried to force Apple to do it. New messaging apps constantly debut with claims...
06:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Vyclone hits the deadpool
 The end has come for Vyclone, anapp thatcombines videos shot by different participants at the same event. With a message on its website – and a rathermelodramatic introduction –the c...
06:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch DeNA brings EasyMiles self-driving bus to Japan
 Maybe it’s just FOMO, but it seems like every internet company wants to be in the car business these days, and Japan’s DeNA is no exception. The app maker’s automotive wing had...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft now helps businesses use the data that powers Bing Predicts
   A few years ago, Microsoft launched Bing Predicts, a project that aims to correctly predict sporting events and elections bycombining lots of data with machine learning algorithms. Until ...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Drupe reimagines the address book with $3 million in funding
 The mobile phone has transformed quite a bit in the last ten years, but the heart of it — the address book — hasn’t changed much. Drupe, with brand new funding, is looking to a...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple just released the first iOS 10 beta to everyone
 It’s here. The first public beta of iOS 10 is now available to download. You can download it, even your neighbor can download it. And the good news is that you won’t have to pay $99 ...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Zolt launches Shush to further deepen your echo chamber
 Does your Facebook stream seem to mostly be reflecting your own opinions back to you from your friends? If so, you’ve seen the Echo Chamber in action. If you’re using Zolt as your ne...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Messenger now has virtual monkeys, courtesy of Yahoo
 What’s a poor beleaguered brand like Yahoo to do? Use its smart engineers to jump on the hottest trend, of course. Today the company is launching a bot that simulates a pet monkey for Face...
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Echo users can finally choose Spotify or Pandora as default music service
 I love my Amazon Echo. And alongside checking the weather, I mostly use the voice-powered smart speaker to play music. That said, I’m not much of an Amazon Prime music user. I don’t ...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Google starts experimenting with quantum-secure connections in Chrome
 If quantum computing ever lives up to its promise (and that’s still a big ‘if’ at this stage), somebody could use this technology to retroactively break any communications that...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Bumble is going to help you find your next job with BumbleBizz
 I hate networking. Or at least the type of networking that consists of awkward happy hours where no one knows each other and you’re approached every five seconds by some over-eager “...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch The first macOS Sierra public beta is coming today
 If you have a useless Mac lying around, today is your lucky day. Apple is releasing the first public beta of macOS Sierra later today — it’s probably going to be available at some po...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Lyfts latest launch is luxury
 Over the coming months, we are going to be seeing a lot more pink mustaches in Audi, BMW, and Mercedes vehicles. Today, Lyft is launching Lyft Premier. Users will be able to catch rides in luxur...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch A Tesla Model S with Lidar spotted on the road around Palo Alto
 Tesla may be taking a page from Google’s Self-Driving Car Project’s book. AModel S was spotted near the company’s Palo Alto headquarters, strapped with Lidar sensors, as report...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch NVIDIAs GTX 1060 promises VR-ready performance at $249
 Two months and aday after launching its impressive the GeForce GTX 1080 (along with the GTX 1070) at the DreamHack gaming event in Austin, NVIDIA is back with a slightly less flashy, but no less...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch iOS 10 preview: Apple breaks down its walled garden
 As our phones become our primary computing devices, major iOS updates affect the workflow and lifestyle of hundreds of millions of people. Even minor changes can have major implications. So let&...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch How Berlin can become Europes No. 1 tech hub
 Berlin is having a moment. In 2015, the city I live in was the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in the world and received the most venture capital investment of any city in Europe. Startups hea...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Canadian self-driving program further slowed by Tesla Autopilot fatality
 The driver deathresulting from a Tesla Model S Autopilot crash on May 7 has ramifications that extend well past a federal investigation in the United States. In fact, government officials from t...
02:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Join author and futurist Neal Stephenson at Disrupt SF 2016
 If there is anyone who knows where the future is headed it’s Neal Stephenson. The author of the classic cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash, and, most recently, Seveneves, Stephenson has long been...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Parachut is the perfect photography gear club for indecisive photographers
 Photography is a more expensive hobby than a recreational drug habit, it is said. Whether that’s true or not I wouldn’t know, but Parachut, launching in beta today, is here to allevi...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung created a special Rio Olympics version of its Galaxy S7 Edge
 Sure the actual Summer Olympics only last for 16 days, but now you can carry your allegiance to the games around in your pocket for the next two or so years until you upgrade your phone (just in...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Ch-ch-ch-changes at Microsoft as COO Kevin Turner heading for the exits
 In a blog post this morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that long-time COO Kevin Turner would be leaving after 11 years at the company.At the same time, Citadel Securities announced o...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Ch-ch-ch-changes at Microsoft as COO Kevin Turner heads for the exits
 In a blog post this morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that long-time COO Kevin Turner would be leaving after 11 years at the company.At the same time, Citadel Securities announced o...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch HTCs $179 unlocked handset is hitting the States this month
 The HTC Desire 530 is $179 unlocked. That’s the main thing you need to know about it. Everything else about the handset is pretty underwhelming at best – and reviewers haven’t ...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Audibles new Channels audio content subscription service is a bet on a voice-powered future
 Amazon-owned Audible announced a new service called Channels today, one that differs fromits typical audiobook business in offering more bite-size content from original content producers, as wel...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Light-powered microbots could deliver drugs directly to our bloodstream
 Sticking tiny robots into your body sounds fun but what happens when those robots run out of battery and start to explode? While this may not always be the case, it could happen. Luckily researc...
12:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Didi Chuxing adds new safety features, including a passenger SOS button
 Didi Chuxing, the taxi booking app that is beating Uber in China, has added a number of safety features to its service including an SOS button for its 300 million registered users. Read More ...
12:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Silent Circles Blackphone revealed as a sales flop
 Encrypted comms company Silent Circle is being sued by its former joint venture hardware partner, Geeksphone, for not paying part of a previous agreed sale price for buying out the latter’...
11:55 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch HTC selects Lifeliqe as educational VR content partner
 This morning,visual learning platformLifeliqe, announced a strategic partnership with HTC to become their providerof educational virtual reality (VR) content for the Vive. Lifeliqealready has ma...
11:35 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Hillary Clinton and the Blockchain
 How Secretary Clinton’s unexpected support of “public service blockchain applications” could positively impact Americans. Read More ...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Bain Capital & friends pour $11M into BevSpot to stop bars from running dry
 BevSpot has found a problem worth solving: preventing your local bar from running out of your favorite tipple. Raising an $11 million Series B round from Bain Capital Ventures and other select d...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Bain Capital Ventures & friends pour $11M into BevSpot to stop bars from running dry
 BevSpot has found a problem worth solving: preventing your local bar from running out of your favorite tipple. Raising an $11 million Series B round from Bain Capital Ventures and other select d...
09:31 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung just had its most profitable quarter for more than two years
 Samsung has reported its most profitable quarter of business for over two years thanks to its resurgent smartphone business. Read More ...
08:44 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security
 Security giant Avast has announced it intends to acquire fellow Czech-based antivirus software maker AVG for a purchase price of $25.00 per share in cash — resulting in a transaction that ...
08:14 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook blames technical glitch for temporary removal of Falcon Heights shooting video
 Facebook has denied censoring a viral video taken after a police officer fatally shot a man in his car in Minnesota. Lavish Reynolds pulled out her phone and began a Facebook Live stream after h...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Quantum encryption startup PQ bags $10.3M Series A
 Being first to market with complex technology doesn’t usually make for a simple sales proposition. Nor does trying to pioneer an alternative approach as a small security startup vs establi...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Post-quantum crypto startup PQ bags $10.3M Series A
 Being first to market with complex technology doesn’t usually make for a simple sales proposition. Nor does trying to pioneer an alternative approach as a small security startup vs establi...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Black Swan Data scores 6.2M to help companies make better use of consumer and public data
 Data science and tech startup Black Swan Data, which has built a platform to let companies improve their business/marketing intelligence by mining and crunching both public and internal consumer...
06:20 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Germanys Brillen raises $49M from TCV to take its eyewear marketplace international
 Brillen.de, a bootstrapped, family-run company in Germany that has built an online business selling its own eyewear by tapping intoa network ofindependent and local opticians, has raised 45 mill...
06:20 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Germanys Brillen.de raises $49M from TCV to take its eyewear marketplace international
 Brillen.de, a bootstrapped, family-run company in Germany that has built an online business selling its own eyewear by tapping intoa network ofindependent and local opticians, has raised 45 mill...
06:11 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla says drivers using Autopilot remain safer than regular drivers
 Tesla has reiterated that drivers using Autopilot mode remain safer than those who don’t use it. The disclose came as the automaker continued to deny reports from Fortune that it misled in...
04:33 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Forerunner Ventures ups the ante with a new, third fund
 Forerunner Ventures, an early-stage, San Francisco-based venture firm that focuses almost exclusively on e-commerce businesses, has raised a $122 million fund, shows an SEC filingthat was filed ...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Snapchat Memories Update
Snapchat has a big update and introduces memories, Another Tesla car accident, Ali Baba’s first smart car is unveiled, Etsy has payment processor problems, Light camera raises 30 million dollars...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Pokemon Go is now available in the US for iOS and Android
 Aaaaand there it is: Pokemon Go is available for iOS and Android in the US. Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch How Hardware-as-a-Service will save IoT
 Here’s the dirty little secret about the Internet of Things: The things might not work, and you might not use them. As a consumer, many of your gadgets will collect dust tucked away in a d...
12:21 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tech needs to stamp out anti-blackness
 In the U.S., it’s as if laws and regulationsonly apply to people of color — and when people of color bendthem, they lose their lives. When white tech CEOs bend the laws at massive sc...
11:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Blackmoon launches in the US to match investors with balance-sheet lenders
 It was only a matter of time before Tinder for balance sheet lenders and debt investors became a thing.Financial matchmaking platform Blackmoon launched this week in the United States.The platfo...
11:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Signs of a new Samsung Gear VR are surfacing
 It’s been less than a year since the consumer Gear VR was first shown off and it already seems as though Samsung and Oculus areregrouping to push out a new version of the pre-eminent mobil...
10:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch NASAs newly upgraded Pleiades supercomputer delves into the mysteries of star formation
 NASA scientists are bringing one of the most powerful computers in the world — just recently given a tune-up — to bear on the question “Where do stars come from?” So next...
10:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Rooster Teeths Burnie Burns on pioneering online-only video
 With more than 4.5 billion views and 8.5 million subscribers on YouTube, plus their own video platform, there is no arguing that Rooster Teeth has paved their way as one of the premier online en...
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Nike releases open-source software to play with the techies
 Nike, the home of all things athletic, is joining the ranks of the programmers with its launch of open-source software. Last week, Nike published threeopen-source projects on GitHub:aJSON parsin...
10:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Teslas reported Autopilot 2.0 will face new goalposts for smart
 Two separate reports claim Autopilot 2.0, an enhanced version of Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving tech, is coming to vehicles soon, potentially as part of the upcoming 8.0 update ...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch (Some) LPs speak up
 Venture capital used to be such an insular, under-the-radar industry that entrepreneur-investor Marc Andreessen has said that he’d never heard the term before arriving in the Bay Area in 1...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Canonical-Pivotal partnership makes Ubuntu preferred Linux distro for Cloud Foundry
 Pivotal, developers of the Cloud Foundry open source cloud development platformand Canonical,the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution,announced a partnership today where Ubuntu b...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Glassbreakers shutting down personal mentorship platform to focus on enterprise
 Enterprise is where the money’s at. Today, Glassbreakers is shutting down its consumer-focused platform for peer-to-peer mentorship for women. This comes a few months after Glassbreakers l...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Remember hoverboards? Half a million are being recalled as fire hazards
 Hoverboards! The must-have trash gadget of the holidays, now gathering dust in a million closets and garages nationwide, is being recalled in even larger numbers than before due to “a risk...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch NextVR scores $20 million from a Chinese investment firm
 NextVR confirmed today that the company has received $20 million in funding from a Chinese investment firm as a part of an upcoming Series B raise.The news surfaced earlier this week on Varietya...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go has already taught me so much
 I’ve been playing Pokmon Go for most of today because no force in heaven or on earth could stop me, and here are a few thingsthat I’ve learned about the game, myself and life as a re...
08:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Light raises $30M and announces L16 camera is delayed until 2017
 If you were eagerly awaiting your “late summer” delivery of your pre-ordered Light L16 camera, today will bring an impatient tear to your eye. In parallel with announcing having rais...
08:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Veriflow raised $8.2 million to help IT pros avoid network outages and breaches
 Remember when Target lost millions of customer credit card numbers to hackers who got in to their networks, of all things, through the company’s connected HVAC systems? A startup called Ve...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Key trends in machine learning and AI
 You can hardly talk to a technology executive or developer today without talking about artificial intelligence, machine learning or bots. Madrona recently hosted a conference on ML and AI, bring...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram nixes naughty comments
 Comment reels can become cesspools, especially on celebrity social media posts that get replies by the thousands. But now Instagram is letting its new business pages take out the trash with a ne...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: How 5G will change everything including the network neutrality debate
According to Hans Westberg, chief executive of the Swedish telco giant Ericsson, the next big thing is 5G. Read More ...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Swatchs Bellamy NFC payment watch is hitting Rio in time for the Olympics
 Sure, there are still plenty of hurdles left when it comes to pulling off the Olympics in Rio this summer, but paying for stuff apparently won’t be among them. Visa is announcing its third...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Worldpay, Etsys payments processor, admits to service outage
 Worldpay, the third-party payments processor for Etsy, has come forward after sixdays of silence,acknowledgingthat it is experiencing a service disruption. Asignificant number of Etsy transactio...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook will test video downloads for offline viewing
 The developing world can’t join the age of social video since streaming sucks up too much costly data and is sluggish on slow connections. But Facebook wants to change that with a new vide...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Another Tesla crashes in Autopilot mode
 Tesla’s Autopilot feature might be a bigger problem than the company realizes. A Detroit art gallery owner informed police that he had his 2016 Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode when it cras...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Another crashed Tesla was allegedly in Autopilot mode
 Tesla’s Autopilot feature might be a bigger problem than the company realizes. A Detroit art gallery owner informed police that he had his 2016 Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode when it cras...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks OpenCellular is a new open-source wireless access platform for remote areas
 Facebook is clearly very serious about its mission to connect the worldand in the process, it has launched solar-powered drones that use lasers to connect to each other and the ground, and more ...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe
 If you’re anything like me you want your apps to let others follow you around but refuse to let them share photographs of your food. But how can you tell each individual app on your phone ...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Dell stops sale, upgrades of Android tablets
 Dell will no longer sell or upgrade its Android tablet line and will instead focus on Windows devices. The news broke last week but I suspect the holiday – and the collective yawn that was...
05:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch The Atlas Wristband 2 offers an interesting but limited spin on fitness trackers
 It’s tough standing out in the increasingly overcrowded world of fitness trackers. Though, to be fair, standing out from the pack has never really been one of Atlas Wearables‘ issues...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches a more scalable and robust Kubernetes
 Google today announced the next version of Kubernetes, its open source orchestration service for deploying, scaling and managing software containers. The focus of version 1.3 is on providing Kub...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter started its live coverage of Wimbledon today
 It seems Twitter decided to do a soft launch of its sports live-streaming tool today, but you should save the link. Seriously, because it’s not easy to find. The company began streaming Wi...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Volkswagen throws in with LG on Cross-Over connected car platform
 Everyone’s picking teams for the coming connected car wars, and Volkswagen and LG have chosen each other. The new smart car squad announced a “memorandum of understanding” to c...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Agriculture tech startup KisanHub raises $1M Seed
 Agriculture tech startup KisanHub is on a mission to make farming more ‘connected’ to help farmers “grow more and use less,” says co-founder and CEO Sachin Shende. Read M...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch StockTwits raises funding, gets new CEO
 It’s like Twitter, but for the stock market. The inventor of the “cash tag,” StockTwits, is announcing some big changes. Armed with an additional $2 million in funding led by S...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat Memories is a searchable replacement for your camera roll
 You can now post old content to your Snapchat Story. That’s just one of the sweeping consequences of Snapchat’s new feature “Memories”. It creates a smart camera roll alt...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Now on Tap gets even smarter
 Now on Tap was one of the marquee features of Android Marshmallow when Google first announced this update to its mobile operating system last year (which is now already being eclipsed by the nex...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch IBM survey says ads are the biggest reason people consider canceling their streaming video services
 IBM’s Cloud Video division is releasing the results of a new surveylooking at the behavior of subscribersto video-on-demand services like Netflix and Hulu. Perhaps the most interesting ans...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch The land grab for farm data
 Farmers are adopting smart-sensor technologies and connected farm equipment more quickly than ever, stretching each season to eke out greater yield from finite acreage. This rise in so-called pr...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Floodgates Ann Miura Ko on the four powers all venture-backed startups share
 Not all businesses are meant for venture capital. To be more precise, according to our latest interview with Ann Miura Ko, “roughly25 companies per yearexit for$500 million-plus.” Fl...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch The next iPhone might start at 32GB of internal storage
 iPhone rumor season is upon us, the latest tidbit has to do with internal storage. According to the WSJ, the next-generation iPhone will start at 32GB of internal storage opposed to the 16GB ent...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Service Partner One closes $10M Series A to move office management services online
 Service Partner One is a Berlin-headquartered startup that is bringing the booking and management of various office management services online, via its website and/or iPad and iPad app combo. Re...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Self-driving delivery robots could soon be common sights in European cities
 Airborne drone delivery is still more PR than public reality, but wheeled, self-driving delivery bots could be trundling down a sidewalk near you sooner than you think. London-based Starship Tec...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch CrunchBase Spotlight: Data hints at down rounds, but not wipeout, for marketplace lending
 Marketplace lending may not be prospering now but a resurgence could be on deck. Read More ...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch France wants to rethink the state as a platform
 When you think about filing forms and requesting information from various administrations, chances are you get a headache. But it shouldn’t be like that. When you create an account on Spot...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Alibaba unveils its first smart car and its available for pre-order now
 Alibaba has officially announced its move into the automobile space after it unveiled its first “internet car” in collaboration with SAIC, one of China’s big four state-owned a...
01:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Europe agrees cyber threat strategy, plans to help fund more startups
 The European Parliament has voted to adopt a set of measures aimed at bolstering resilience to digital threats and improving cybersecurity cooperation and info sharing across its 28 Member State...
01:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Bioservo is bringing NASAs real-life Power Glove down to earth
 If you’ve ever had to hold a wrench in place for any lengthy of time exerting a decent amount of force, you know it sucks. NASA also knew it sucked, and doubly so when you’re floatin...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft gives Salesforce a shove with new Dynamics 365 integrated cloud platform
 Microsoft announced its intention today to combine the Dynamics CRM and ERP products into an integrated platform on top of which it ishoping third parties will build applications. It’s a c...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop One proposes half-hour travel time between Helsinki and Stockholm
 Shervin Pishavar’s Hyperloop One recorded another first today, though not one as exciting asmaking a hunk of metal go really fast in the desert – it created a business case.The busin...
12:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Here are the startups pitching at TechCrunchs Berlin Meet Up Pitch Off
 TechCrunch’s Berlin Meet Up + Pitch Off is just next week! But don’t worry, there’s still time to bag a ticket to the event — just follow this link. Tickets cost 10, and ...
11:13 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Wydr is Tinder for buying art
 Who needs galleries when you can just flip through a stack of artworks on your phone, swiping right when you like what you see and left when you don’t? The yes/no sifting mechanism popular...
10:30 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: eBay expands, Ushahidi upgrades, Africa Internet Group rebrands
 Foreign and African companies continue to make moves as the tech sector continues its growth on the continent. Read More ...
10:27 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Alibaba snaps up Chinese Android app store Wandoujia
 Alibaba has advanced its reach on mobile after it acquired one of China’s most prominent Android app stores, Wandoujia, in an undisclosed acquisition. Read More ...
09:55 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Google buys France-based Moodstocks, which makes image recognition tech for smartphones
 Two weeks after Twitter acquired Magic Pony to advance its machine learning smarts in image recognition, Google is following suit. Today, the maker of Android and search giant announced that it ...
09:55 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Google buys French image recognition startup Moodstocks
 Two weeks after Twitter acquired Magic Pony to advance its machine learning smarts for improving users’ experienceof photos and videos on its platform, Google is following suit. Today, the...
08:55 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go is launching on iOS and Android today
 Surprise! It looks like Pokmon Go, the much-anticipated augmented reality game backed by Nintendo, is coming to Android and iOS devices near you today. Read More ...
03:41 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla says it informed government of crash involving Autopilot before its huge stock sale
 Tesla says ittold regulators about the May 7th crash involving one of its electric cars in self-driving Autopilot mode nine days after the incident, adding that there was nothing unusual in eith...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Largest Radio Telescope Ever Built
The largest radio telescope is built in China, Blackberry discontinues its “Classic” SmartPhone, There is now a China VPN ranking service, Apple builds organ donation into iOS 10, Theranos...
01:57 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Five days of Etsy payment processing outages have merchants flipping
 Those hoping to snag some handmade July 4th cookies and home-made vegan sunblock might have woken up to an empty stomach and sunburn after a serious payment processing outage on e-commerce site ...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2016
Techcrunch Bulgaria now requires (some) government software to be open source
 Fans of free and open-source software are rejoicing today at the news that Bulgaria will now require all software written for the government must be FOSS. But while this is a promising advance, ...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Drivers are warming up to autonomous cars. Mostly.
 The results of two new studies — one big, one really big — on what consumers want in autonomous cars have been released recently. The answer of both is, in a nutshell, we want to be ...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Homee raises $5M from Founders Fund and Tinder CEO to help you furnish your place
 Let’sface it, you’re never going to win the HGTV Dream Home. My family has entered the maximum number of times for the last decade and has nothing to show for it. At some point every...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Twilio now helps AWS send texts
 Twilio today announced a new collaborationwith Amazons’ AWS platform. The company says it is “helping AWS provide the delivery of SMS messages through the Amazon Simple Notification ...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Students 3D-printed fungarium and Martian mini-farm win NASA Star Trek Replicator Challenge
 NASA believes the children are our future. Why else would it ask them for ideas about how to feed astronauts in 2050? The nationwide “Star Trek Replicator” contest that began in Febr...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Cyber security startup Darktrace intercepts $64M in fresh funding at a valuation of over $400M
 Darktrace, the U.K. cyber security startup whose backers include Autonomy founder Mike Lynch’s Invoke Capital, has closed $64 million in fresh funding.The new round was led by global inves...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Cybersecurity startup Darktrace intercepts $64M in fresh funding at a valuation of over $400M
 Darktrace, the U.K. cybersecurity startup whose backers include Autonomy founder Mike Lynch’s Invoke Capital, has closed $64 million in fresh funding. The new round was led by global inves...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch FBI recommends no charges for Hillary Clinton over use of personal email servers
 While noting that Hillary Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in using a series of personal e-mail servers during her time as Secretary of State, the FBI recommended the ...
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch New transmission
 What’s the first car you remember wanting? Was it a reasonably priced mid-sized sedan with ample leg room for passengers in the back? Was it a small, well-equipped compact SUV with room fo...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter adds former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor to its board
 Twitter announced today that Bret Taylor is joining its board of directors. Taylor is best-known as one of the founders of social networking startup FriendFeed — and then as the chief tech...
08:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Boses QuietComfort headphones go wireless without missing a beat
 It’s not always the wisest policy in this fast-moving world of consumer electronics, but as countless competitors pushed past to bring wireless noise cancelling headphones to market, the a...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch LzLabs launches product to move mainframe COBOL code to Linux cloud
 Somewhere in aworld full of advanced technology that we write about regularly here on TechCrunch, there exists an ancient realm wheremainframe computers are still running programs written inCOBO...
08:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Suiteness wants you to stay in suites instead of regular hotel rooms
 Suites are a weird thing within the hotel industry. While there are hundreds of thousands of suites around the world, mostof these are only occupied about 20 percent of the time and sit empty th...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch The worth of your professional profile, network and personal data
 Tim Berners-Lee created the web in 1989. Twenty-seven years later, he’s asking for a reinvention. The web has made life easier, but it has also introduced challenges and ethical questions ...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch China invests in the hunt for aliens with worlds largest radio telescope
 The last of 4,450 triangular panels was installed to complete the world’s largest single-aperture radio telescope, located in China’s Guizhou Province. A monument of China’s de...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify > YouTube as audio streaming surpasses music videos
 Audio didn’t quite kill the video star, but it’s making a comeback. Americans are now on-demand streaming more songs as audio than they’re consuming through music videos. The s...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Theranos faces congressional inquiry over faulty blood tests
 The U.S. House of Representatives recently sent a letter to troubled blood analysis startup Theranos asking for an explanation of the company’s failure to offer accurate results to patient...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch On-demand staffing startup HourlyNerd lands $22 million Series C
 HourlyNerd, a Boston-based, startupaspires to be more than anon-demand staffingservice for skilled employees. It wants to be a full-service platform for large companies to change the way they th...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Nissan expands its free charging promotion as electric car competition from Tesla and others heats up
 To say that Nissan is watching Tesla’s every move would be an understatement. The Japanese automaker started this month with a splash, announcing it is expanding its No Charge to Charge pr...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Juno lead Scott Bolton talks up the tech of NASAs Jupiter orbiter
 The Juno probe has just made its long-awaited rendezvous with Jupiter, kicking off 20 months of unprecedented planetary science. We cornered the mission’s principal investigator, Scott Bol...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch iOS 10 beta 2 is now available to developers
 Apple just released the second iteration of its iOS 10 developer beta. This update is only available to iOS developers with a developer account — at least for now. Apple unveiled iOS 10 at...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch DeepMind partners with NHS eye hospital to conduct AI research
 Google-owned DeepMind has expanded its collaboration with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), announcing a research partnership today with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust ...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Skype Meetings is Microsofts new free video conferencing tool for small businesses
 Microsoft today launched Skype Meetings, a new audio and video conferencing tool specifically designed for small businesses. Skype Meetings is essentially a stripped down version of the Skypefor...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch BlackBerry confirms it will can its Classic smartphone
 Goodbyeto more tactilekeys, and hello to planes of cool and smooth glass. Today, BlackBerry confirmed that it will stop making the Classic, one of the company’s last smartphone models base...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Startups need to respect the laws of retail physics
 Startups like Warby Parker, Bonobos and Casper have proven that it’s possible to build a modern brand predominately using digital tools. As a result, a flood of early-stage tech VCs have b...
02:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is building organ donation into iOS 10
 Granted, it’s not the most cutting edgenew feature for iOS 10, but it’s an important one, nonetheless. Apple issued a release this morning announcing that the company is teaming with...
01:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Stripe brings its Connect marketplace platform to Europe, Stripe clone Paymill finds a buyer
 As thenumber of apps and sites for buying and selling goods and services continues to grow, we’re seeinga shakeout among thecompanies that helpmake those wheels of commerce turn, with the ...
10:40 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter estimates that it has 10 million users in China
 A source inside Twitter told TechCrunch that the company estimates that it has around 10 million users in China. That gives us a glimpse at the potential number of people using VPN software to a...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch The user guide to early stage fundraising
 There are now myriad financing options that founders can consider as they look to build their companies. Nearly 70,000 companies received funding through angel networks and 3,000 through venture...
10:16 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Silent Circle silently snuffs out its warrant canary but claims its a business decision
 Silent Circle, the maker of encrypted messaging apps and a security hardened Android smartphone, called Blackphone, has discontinued its warrant canary. Read More ...
09:49 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Mogees Play turns any surface into a music and gaming device
 The Mogees Play is the latest product from London-based startup Mogees. Based on the same contact microphone and machine-learning technology first seem in the company’s original product, t...
09:25 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Finally, a service that tests and ranks the best VPNs for China
 Circumvention Central is a resource that tests the speed and reliability of VPNs on actual websites not just servers, and on an ongoing basis. The result is that, rather than a static list of VP...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Wi-Fi sharing community Instabridge picks up backing from Draper Associates
 Swedish startup Instabridge, a Wi-Fi sharing community and mobile app, has picked up $1 million in new funding. Noteworthy for a European startup is that Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper’...
03:58 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch After five years, Juno arrives in orbit around Jupiter
 After traveling five years through the solar system, Juno has finally reached its destination and is currently in orbit around Jupiter, traveling nearly 250,000 kilometers per hour (150,000 mph)...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2016
Techcrunch Emerging markets challenge to Silicon Valley
 Silicon Valley leads the global technology innovation markets with the credentials and an ecosystem that is second to none. We have had contact with many of the leading technology accelerators o...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch How our founding fathers raised a Series A
 For some of us, hotdogs, patriotic songs, and fireworks are enough. We here at TechCrunch expect more of our readers. Why be satisfied with fireworks when you could literally launch a Kickstarte...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Augmented reality has no clothes
 AR/VR continue to buzz hotly as contenders for the next wave of computing. Tech-industry pundits predict enormous future markets based on speculation that AR will replace the smartphone. The tec...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Trump tweets at dishonest media in Star of David kerfuffle
 Happy American Independence Day, TechCrunchers. Today those of us in the U.S. celebrate the original Brexit with hot dogs, potato salad, and fireworks. Americans are also in the middle of a very...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Zore X is a smart gun lock that raised almost $250K on Indiegogo
 An unlocked gun can ruin more than one life. In fact, the Trace reports that toddlers shot an average of one person per week for the 2015 year, often injuring or killing themselves, because they...
03:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Natural Cycles gets $6M to convince more women to ditch the pill
 Can an app stop you getting pregnant? In conjunction with daily input from a basal body thermometer it can indeed. European startup Natural Cycles, which also bills itself as a fertility trackin...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Youre doing DevOps wrong
 Gone are the days of the quarterly product release cycle. To meet the evolving expectations of today’s end user, software must continuously adapt. As a result, hyper-automation of the soft...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Family photo sharing platform Togethera shutters after low growth numbers
 London-based Togethera, a startup which allowed families to share photo albums privately, is to shutter after failing to raise beyond its initial 250,000 Seed round from 2014. The startup manage...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Family-photo-sharing platform Togethera shutters after low growth numbers
 London-based Togethera, a startup that allowed families to share photo albums privately, is to shutter after failing to raise beyond its initial 250,000 seed round from 2014. The startup managed...
12:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Novelist Eliot Peper talks about fiction as a foreign country
 This week on the Technotopia podcast I talked to Eliot Peper, the author of the cyberpunk novel Cumulus. Peper talked about the value of science fiction as travel for the mind. He has been an en...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Opinion: Brexit is a tragedy, but it could be the making of UK Fintech
 Let there be no doubt – Brexit is a tragedy. Instead of taking on challenges with its European partners, Britain is taking precisely the wrong course, injecting needless uncertainty and ne...
10:49 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Network Locum bags $7M to grow its doctor staffing platform
 London-based healthcare startup Network Locum, which has built a staffing platform and workplace management software targeting the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), has closed a 5.3 mill...
10:49 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Network Locum bags $7M to grow its doctor-staffing platform
 London-based healthcare startup Network Locum, which has built a staffing platform and workplace management software targeting the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS), has closed a 5.3 mi...
09:09 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Echobox raises $3.4M to let publishers intelligently share content to Twitter and Facebook
 Now calling itself an Artificial Intelligence (AI) service for the online publishing industry — because, why not? — Echobox, which has developed tech to help publishers share content...
04:24 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Apps for planning your vacation
 It’s 4th of July weekend, and if you’re not off traveling somewhere, hopefully you’re taking a summer trip soon. From Kayak to Tripadvisor, there are plenty of apps that want t...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Your federal government drives innovation by investing in moonshots
 Imagine a future where “moonshots” are part of our everyday reality. Imagine that funding for these innovations comes not from Silicon Valley venture capital, eccentric billionaires ...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch Techstars David Cohen on fund strategy
 Uber, Twilio, Sendgrid. These are just some of the incredible companies David Cohen invested in with his first fund, Bullet Time Ventures. In our latest interview withCohen, we reveal some of th...
12:20 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2016
Techcrunch AP Sports is using robot reporters to cover Minor League Baseball
The Associated Press on Thursday announced that it is now covering Minor League Baseball games nationally using artificial intelligence and software from Automated Insights, and data from MLB Advanced...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2016
Techcrunch Jabra is all talk with its Halo Smart Bluetooth earbuds
 At $80, the Jabra Halo Smart is in a bit of a gray area. It’s hardly what the majority of users would call “cheap,” but itstill comes in well below other wireless offerings fro...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2016
Techcrunch What this years M&A activity tells us about media and entertainment
 With Dalian Wanda Group’s $3.5 billion acquisition of Legendary Entertainment in January, this year’s media and entertainment M&A activity kicked off with a bang that hasn’...
08:27 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2016
Techcrunch Why Google Capital deal could auger reemergence of PIPE deals
 Last Wednesday, Google Capital ventured into the world of investing in publicly traded companies, announcing it has backed Care.com, a nine-year-old platform that connects people with caregivers...
08:27 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2016
Techcrunch Why Google Capital deal could augur the reemergence of so-called PIPEs
 Last Wednesday, Google Capital ventured into the world of investing in publicly traded companies, announcing it has backed Care.com, a nine-year-old platform that connects people with caregivers...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2016
Techcrunch The art of relationships for fundraising success
 With the incessant talk about unicorns, it’s easy to lose sight of the opposite end of the investment funnel. What feeds the industry is not unicorns, but first venture round companies. Ye...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2016
Techcrunch What businesses need to understand about chatbots
 Welcome to the bot-centric future, which is set to make smartphone users navigate the internet in a chit-chat fashion with a virtual assistant. But “assistant” will soon become too i...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2016
Techcrunch The things any startup could be doing to get Fortune 500 customers
 New-market disruption is a rare phenomenon and usually comes in waves in conjunction with some form of dramatic technological advance. Many disruptive companies (both new and existing) created n...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2016
Techcrunch #Brexit #fintech: What happens now?
 The British public recently voted to leave the European Union. Only history will tell whether it was a good decision or not. The immediate issue is… what happens now? Those in financial se...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, July 3, 2016
Techcrunch The role of telepresence robotics in workforce inclusion
 Let’s pause on the robots-are-taking-over-our-jobs panic for a minute and take a look at how some robots — telepresence robots, specifically — could be used to give access not ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2016
Techcrunch Technology will change where we live
 Governor Jerry Brown has recently proposed legislation that would streamline the path for large scale development across California. It could have a huge impact on growing housing supply in San ...
04:05 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2016
Techcrunch For everyone
 The imagination is a powerful thing, and what it creates may in fact be powerful beyond our imagining. That was certainly the case with Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web, the creation o...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2016
Techcrunch The Pro Football Hall of Fame goes 4D
 The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a hallowed enough place, being surrounded by bronze busts of the most legendary players that the sport has ever had.But walking through the historic grounds in C...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2016
Techcrunch How AWS came to be
 There are lots of stories about the formation of AWS, but this much we know: 10 years ago, Amazon Web Services, the cloud Infrastructure as a Service arm of Amazon.com, was launched with little ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2016
Techcrunch A brief history of cryptocurrency drama, or, what could possible DAO wrong?
 It makes SILICON VALLEY look like C-SPAN–and yet it’s a documentary. Yes, it’s Cryptocurrency!, the show! You already know it’s been the hit of the last half-decade in ex...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2016
Techcrunch A brief history of cryptocurrency drama, or, what could possibly DAO wrong?
 It makes SILICON VALLEY look like C-SPAN–and yet it’s a documentary. Yes, it’s Cryptocurrency!, the show! You already know it’s been the hit of the last half-decade in ex...
12:42 am GMT - Sat, July 2, 2016
Techcrunch Five companies considered buying LinkedIn
 A new SEC filing posted Friday gives more clarity about what led up to Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn for over $26 billion. And they prove that Microsoft wasn’t the only prospective buyer. I...
11:24 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Invoxias Voice Bridge puts your landline in your pocket
 If you’ve ever wished you could roll out a five-mile extension cable for your home phone so you can get your calls when you’re out and about, Invoxia’s new Voice Bridge may be ...
10:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Google talks up its self-driving cars cyclist-detection algorithms
 Today might be conspicuous in the annals of autonomous vehicles for a more serious reason, but another month is over and Google has issued its self-driving car report for June. In it are some in...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Marrakesh Treaty will limit copyright, easing book access for blind and print-disabled worldwide
 It’s difficult enough already for the visually impaired to read the books and publications sighted people take for granted, but it’s downright impossible when the content isn’t...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Exploiting machine learning in cybersecurity
 While more and more jobs are being forfeited to robots and artificial intelligence, is it conceivable to convey to machines a responsibility as complicated as cybersecurity? The topic is being h...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Games company Paradox Interactive raises $11.8M from the crowd
 Paradox Interactive, best known for developing and publishing a series of popular games including Hearts of Iron, Stellaris and Europa Universalis, today announced it raised more than $11.8m fro...
08:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch The silver lining of Googles diversity efforts
 Google has had a big week around diversity. The company gifted a$2.8 million office space inside its New York City building to Black Girls Code, appointedRoger Ferguson, an African-American fina...
08:24 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch stories you dont want to miss this week
 This week, Airbnb sued the city of San Francisco, details about a fatal Tesla autopilot crash came to light, and Facebook changed the News Feed again. Here are the top tech stories of the week. ...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch NASA captures enormous aurora on the largest planet in the solar system
 Days before the Juno spacecraft is scheduled to arrive, astronomers have capturedan enormous aurora at the north pole of Jupiter. The imagery, released this week, was taken back on May 19thusing...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Video gets exclusive deal for most PBS Kids shows
 Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive subscription streaming service for the majority of PBS series for children, Amazon announced today. All episodes are now available to download and stream...
06:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop One co-founder and CTO Brogan BamBrogan steps down
 Hyperloop One co-founder and CTO Brogan BamBrogan is out at the company and former VP of engineering Josh Geigel will be taking over BamBrogan’s role as CTO.The move, though abrupt, may ha...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Apple returns fire on Spotify, calling out rumors and half-truths over App Store rejection
 The dispute between Apple and Spotify over subscription revenues continues today with a letter from the former accusing the latter of using “rumors and half-truths” to advance “...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Knocki turns your tables and walls into smart device controllers
 By most standards, Knocki has had a home run Kickstarter campaign, blowing way past its$35,000 target with more than $1.1 million committed. But it sounds like CEO Jake Boshernitzan is still hop...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch UN agrees to adopt expanded resolution on online speech rights
 A vote today by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has agreed to affirm an expanded resolution on online rights. Russia and China had tabled several amendments to the text but these...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Security researcher gets threats over Amazon review
 For the average Amazon shopper, reviews are just a casual part of the experience. You might pay attention to a pun-filled review by George Takei or spend half an hour laughing at the parody revi...
04:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Virtual reality training ramps up for the 2016 NFL season
 Football is a downright violent sport. If players aren’t injured in the games themselves, there’s a chance that they could be hurt in practice. It happens all the time.While there...
04:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Silicon Valleys favorite fixer: Bradley Tusk
 Tusk made his bones in Silicon Valley through advising Uber, which paid him in equity for his services while still a Series A company, dramatically boosting Tusk’s net worth (he says he ha...
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Whats next for Twilio and its unicorn brethren?
 Brexit. Trump. The Federal Reserve. The world threw nearly everything at Twilio for its untimely IPO. Despite market volatility, the companycontinues to impress. The week the world met Twilio ca...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Mobileye says Tesla auto braking tech wasnt designed for scenario behind fatal crash
 Following yesterday’s news of the NHTSA’s investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S, Mobileye, the Israeli technology company helping power the carmaker’s Auto...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Finalmente! Facebook makes it easier to post status updates in multiple languages
 Facebook today announced a new feature that makes it easier to publish status updates in multiple languages. Until now, youeither had to post long updates that included all of the translations o...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Seed investing is bifurcating
 A curious gap has emerged in the early-stage investment landscape: While emerging startups are able to raise very small, sub-$500,000 rounds, seed and pre-A investors are requiring increasingly ...
02:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch BMW, Mobileye and Intel are building a full self-driving car for 2021
 BMW is teaming up with Mobileye and Intel to work on its first fully autonomous self-driving car. The car manufacturer plans to ship this car by 2021. This confirms Bloomberg’s report.Comp...
02:27 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Of course you can use Alexa to shop for Amazon Prime products now
 Now you can talk into your friendly little home AI tower to order toilet paper. And deodorant and batteries. And tens of millions of other Amazon Prime qualified products, because no one does sy...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Bjrk will wear 3D-printed masks in upcoming shows because Bjrk
 Singer Bjrk has commissioned a set of wild 3D-printed masks for her upcoming shows. These masks, made in conjunction with MIT’s Mediated Matter lab and Stratasys, are called Rottlace and h...
01:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Get your Startup Battlefield application in by July 5th!
 Startup Battlefield hopefuls, it’s time to stop procrastinating and apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF. We’re looking for promising startups from the U.S. andabroadto co...
01:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Indeed owner Recruit Holdings confirms acquisition of Simply Hired
 Back in May we reported that Simply Hired, a job portal with about 30 million users, was shutting down its existing operations as part of an acquisition, and today we finally have the details ab...
12:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Vivatech concentrates Frances booming tech scene, and its minds
 Over the last 5 years something big happened in France. Perhaps it was the economic crisis which added some much-needed shock-therapy. Perhaps it was an increasing friendliness towards tech entr...
12:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the judges for our Berlin Meet Up Pitch Off this month
 It’s July which means TechCrunch’sBerlin Meet Up + Pitch Off is now just two weeks away. But don’t worry, there’s still time to bag a ticket to the event — just fol...
11:37 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook has funds frozen in Brazil in another WhatsApp encrypted data dispute
 Around $6 million in Facebook’s Brazilian bank account has been frozen on court order in another dispute about encrypted data involving local police authorities and Facebook-owned messagin...
07:57 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook simplifies confusing chatbots with buttons, not text commands
 “What do I type?” is the big question making chatbots hard to use. So today Facebook Messenger is giving chatbot developers new “Quick Reply” buttons and persistent menu ...
02:24 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Zoox raises $200 million at $1 billion valuation for its self-driving cars
 TechCrunch has confirmed reports that auto startup Zoox is raising about $200 million at a $1 billion valuation. We’ve also learned that investors Lux Capital and DFJ are involved in the r...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch Capitalizing on foundations of innovation
 Two of the most important technological advances, which helped fueled much of the country’s record economic growth in the post-WWII era, were ubiquitous computing devices and modern commun...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2016
Techcrunch IBMs Cognitive Social Media Command Center is bringing Wimbledon to you
 Most tennis fans would salivate over the chance to witness Serena Williams attempt to win Wimbledon and tie Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slams, pulling within two of Margaret Court’s 24 fo...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Zenefits halves its previous valuation to $2B to head off investor lawsuits
 Zenefits is executing a change inits current ownershipstructure that will increase the overall ownership of the company for late-stage investors; it’s a move that revalues the company̵...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Apple might buy Jay Zs Tidal music app
 If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em. Apple is in discussions with Tidal about acquiring its music streaming app, which offers exclusives and early releases from big artists like Bey...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch NFL star Martellus Bennett on his new childrens book and app, Hey A.J.
 It’s not everyday that a 6 ft. 7 in. NFL starsays heis going to spend his offseason designing andlaunching a new interactive children’s app. So to learn more,we sat down with Martell...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Trulia can now help you find a place to rent near public transport
 Trulia, the online real estate search engine now owned by Zillow, launched an interesting new featuretoday that allows you to quickly find rental homes and apartments that have good public trans...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook throws out the news Paper
 Facebook Paper could have given publishers the reach they lost yesterday in the News Feed, but no one wanted the standalone news reading app. Facebook has pulled the Paper app from the app store...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch How Mexico went from telecom laggard to mobile trailblazer
 Twenty years ago only one out of 10 people in Mexico had a telephone of any kind. Today, more than 100 million people have cell phones and, more amazingly, more than 70 percent of those are smar...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Government regulators are looking into fatal Tesla crash involving Autopilot
 Tesla announced today that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a recent fatal crash of a Model S with the company’s Autopilot feature activa...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch New Yorks longstanding Apple retailer Tekserve is closing up shop
 After nearly 30 years of dutiful serve to New York City’s Apple community, Manhattan-based retailer Tekserve will be closing its doors for the last time later this summer. It’s yet a...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch How the VW diesel settlement breaks down in dollars
 On Tuesday, June 28, Volkswagen finally announced an agreement with US federal regulators (including the FTC), private plaintiffs in the United States, and 44 states to settle its TDI diesel cas...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify and Apple are staring each other down while flipping the bird
 Figuratively, of course. The companies are at it again, and this time it’s not only bothersome to the businesses themselves, but to the end consumer. Going to the next level in an on-going...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch NASA and Apple enlist Weezer and Trent Reznor to make music about Jupiter
 With the Juno mission set to arrive at Jupiter on the Fourth of July, NASA did what any reasonable space agency would to celebrate the momentous occasion, teaming with Apple to release a short f...
06:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 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...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch 500 Startups tries its hand at a startup studio, 500 Labs
 500 Startups, known for its work as a startup accelerator, now hopes to incubate its own ideas in-house and spin them off into new companies. Called 500 Labs, it’s a new attempt at finding...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile
 Google is bringing long awaited multi-stop directions to mobile with its new summer update.Travelers can now hit as many tourist traps as they want on their cross country treks. Just like in the...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Digi.me bags $6.1M to put users in the driving seat for sharing personal data
 There is a lot of noise in the privacy space, saysserial entrepreneur andDigi.mefounder Julian Ranger. And cutting through that noise isone of the big challenges he reckonsstands in the way ofhi...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Google Wallet vets get $19M more for Index, which helps offline retailers be more like online ones
 Ascompanies like Apple, Google and PayPal continue to home in on virtual wallets for consumers who dream of using phones or watches to pay for everything in person withoutfumbling around for a p...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Furby gets updated again for the smartphone era
 A good Furby doesn’t die, it just runs out of batteries. And maybe, if you’re lucky, it evolves every few years or so. Back in 2012, Hasbro brought the cuddly little iconic monster b...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook now lets you fundraise on behalf of non-profit organizations
 When people participate in events like the AIDS Walk San Francisco, which raises money for Bay Area organizations fighting the AIDS epidemic, you often see people post on Facebook that they̵...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Day is back on July 12
 The second edition of Amazon’s annual Prime Day is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, the company announced today. Amazon Prime subscribers who live in one of the eligible countries will have...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen is coming to Disrupt SF
 He’s witty. He’s thought-provoking. He’s a tweeting machine.Some also believethe big betspioneeredby his venture firmbegan a fast risein startup valuations, as hedge funds, mut...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Its official: Android N is now Android Nougat
 Aaaand there it is. Android N — the next version of Android, coming later this summer — officially has a name: Android Nougat. Sorry, Android Nutella-hopefuls. Don’t like the n...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Aircall launches mobile apps for its cloud phone system for teams
 Aircall just launched its mobile apps on iOS and Android out of beta. The company announced the first beta of its mobile app at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. The startup is bringing all o...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Latest Pebble campaign snags third-most-funded slot on Kickstarter
 Time for a 12-million gun salute, as the newest Pebble Kickstarter campaign closed its doors with $12.8m raised from almost 67k backers, becoming the third-most-backed crowdfunding campaign on t...
03:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Das Keyboards is crowdfunding a cloud-connected, intelligent keyboard
 Das Keyboard, everyone’s favorite keyboard company that sounds like something Kraftwerk would carry with them on road gigs, has announced the 5Q, a smart keyboard with two-way communicatio...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch The golden age of American entrepreneurship
 In an otherwise contentious 2016 U.S. presidential election, there will be one issue on which both candidates can agree: Entrepreneurship is good. Entrepreneurs have been embraced by both politi...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch NBC will offer 85 hours of VR Olympics programming, courtesy of Samsung
 NBC has already hinted at plans to capitalize on the exponential interest surrounding VR by adding the format to its planned wall-to-wall Olympic coverage, but for the first time, the Rio broadc...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Video app Chosen doubles down on music video creation with access to 20M songs
 Started over a year ago by the ex-CEO of Beats Music, Chosen is a video creation app with a competitive element. Users create short clips on their phones, and can view others while swiping ...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet launch search for Europes best
In an effort to shed more light onto the European startup scene, Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet have collaborated to set up a new awards for startups. It joins The Europas, the European Tech Sta...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now for sale unlocked in the US
 The waiting is over for select Samsung fans in the States who have been holding out for the company’s flagship to get the carrier-free treatment. The smartphone giant announced today that ...
01:17 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Curioos goes beyond the digital art prints with die-cut aluminum prints
 Curioos has experimented with other formats in the past, but its core product hasn’t changed much over the past few years. The New York-based startup sells art prints from digital artists....
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Pam is an expensive, sophisticated multi-material 3D printer from Pollen
 Pollen’s new 3D printer might be a little late to the game, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve that might make it worthwhile. Targeted toward professionals, the Pam has an incredible pr...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Walmart squares up against Amazon with 2-day delivery across the U.S.
 Walmart has just expanded its free, two-day shipping pilot to the entire United States. The program is called ShippingPass, and it competes directly with Amazon Prime, offering users free, two-d...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Hyper, the Mic-owned app for curated videos, comes to iPhones
 Hyper founder and CEOMarkus Gilles said he has a simple goal — to create “the single best video app.” We covered the company last August when it launched its first app on the i...
12:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Yandexs Android browser now supports third party ad-blocking extensions
 Another brick in the wall for the mobile ad-blocking wars: Yandex has opened up its Android browser to third-party ad blocking extensions. Read More ...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch IBM and Cisco team up on enterprise collaboration to stave off rivals like Slack and Microsoft
 Earlier this month, IBM and Cisco announcedthey wouldwork together to integrate IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence technology into edgerouters from Cisco, and today the two IT giants are...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Googles offices in Spain raided by tax authorities
 Tax authorities in Spain have raided Google’s offices in Madrid as part of an investigating into tax evasion and fraud, TechCrunch understands. Local press and the Reuters news agency are ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Google adds recent earthquake info to its search results
 If you live anywhere near an earthquake zone (hello, San Francisco!), chances are you’ve occasionally wondered whetherwhat you felt was an earthquake or just the rumbling of a heavy truck ...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Festival travel booking site Festicket raises $6.3M Series B
 Festicket, the UK startup that lets you book a wide range of music festival experiences, has closed $6.3 million in Series B funding. Lepe Partners led the round, with participation from existin...
06:33 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Hacker takes over Oculus CEOs Twitter account, announces new CEO
 Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe had his Twitter account hacked Wednesday; the hacker took the opportunity topromptly announce a new CEO for the virtual reality company. We here @oculus are very excited...
05:50 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch IBM demos an employee hack for gathering live video data via drone
IBM developer Andy Trice popped by the TechCrunch New York offices to demo a hack he’s been working on in his spare time, utilizing the company’s cloud computing platform and off-the-shelf...
04:10 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Ayesha Curry launches a new food-delivery startup
 Want to eat like Steph Curry? Now you can. Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA all-star Stephen Curry, has a new food delivery startup. The company is called Gather, and willdeliver ingredients and re...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft Accelerators London Demo Day here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s LondonDemo Day on June 30th from7:30-10:00am PT, 3:30-6pm GMT. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month prog...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch The rise of the overbanked and the opportunity to serve them
 Meet Alvin, a Silicon Valley executive in his late-30s. Alvin has accounts with three banks, an online brokerage account and has borrowed from no less than nine lenders in the past five years. I...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch MoneyLion brings traditional banking ever closer to obsolescence
 The lingo of personal finance is rapidly changing. Mint has replaced our nagging parents and significant others who think our spending is out of control. Wealthfront and Betterment took away our...
12:16 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch HTC Vive announces $10 billion VR Venture Capital Alliance
 VR technologies aregoing to be requiring a shittonof capital as theylook to make the crossover from R&D phases to mass market adoption.HTC is certainly looking to do its part to make sure th...
12:08 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2016
Techcrunch Global counter-terrorism database World-Check leaks online
 At least one non-authorized person obtained sensitive informationfollowing the leak of global counter-terrorism database World-Check, owned by Thomson Reuters.Chris Vickery, a security researche...