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11:40 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify could out-dance Apple if it does acquire SoundCloud
 SoundCloud as a company is a disaster, but its the only streaming service with the DJ sets and remixes kids love. So it makes perfect sense that Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire SoundClou...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch The Gravy Helmet
 It was a hot September night and we were being chased by a ghost. My two friends, Jon and Shane, were sweating. We’re older men, a little wide around the waist, and it was hot down in the ...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Watson Financial Services is born out of IBMs purchase of Promontory Financial Group
 If Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest had a big data eating contest brother, IBM would be a serious contender for first place. Today the techstalwart announced that it had come to an agreemen...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Level is a pair of fitness glasses that might be able to tell if you have diabetes or other diseases
 A pair of glasses, once relegated to nearly blind and blurry-eyed nerds, could one day save your life. At least that’s the pitch from VSP Vision Care. The eye exam provider just launched a...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Waze Carpool pilot expands to San Francisco-area commuters
 Google-owned Waze is slowly increasing the scope of its Bay-area commute service trial, but now the service is available via the standard Waze app for anyone who wants to sign up to be a driver,...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Innovation is in all the wrong places
 I live a pretty cosmopolitan futuristic life atop a glass skyscraper in New York City, but I’ve yet to get a pizza delivered by drone, order a taxi from Alexa or open a hotel door with my ...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Alchemist Accelerators Demo Day Right Here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring youAlchemist Accelerator‘s Demo Day,today, September 29th, from 3-5pm PT. Alchemist is one of those rare programs that focuses on enterprise startups. But th...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Volvo to target luxury buyers with self-driving car coming in 5 years
 High-end vehicle, chauffeur included? You can see why it makes sense that Volvo would target the luxury end of the market with its upcoming self-driving car. Volvo announced plans to field a veh...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch HP issues non-apology for blocking third-party ink cartridges
 HP was recently caught in the act using a “security update” to prevent its printers from operating with a number of recycled and third-party ink cartridges. After much outcry the com...
09:04 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch MightyTVs Tinder-style TV recommendation app comes to Android
 MightyTV, an app that helps you figure out what to watch next, is now available on Android.The startup is led by AdMeld co-founder Brian Adams, and it presents users with a stack of movie and TV...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch The first episode of the MegaBots webseries takes a wrecking ball to its six-ton robot
 Seems like we’ve been waiting forever for the big showdown between Team USA and Japan. We’re seemingly no closer at the moment, but at least the team at MegaBots can offer a bit of g...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Broadband access creeps along but DDoS attacks explode
 Akamai released its quarterly State of the Internet reports today, one detailing quality of access and the other attacks on companies and infrastructure. The slow march continues towards a bette...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Contractors are preparing to boycott Instacart over elimination of tips
 Online grocery service Instacart is facing a boycott from shoppers who are unhappy about the company’s decision to eliminate tips in favor of raising guaranteed delivery rates. Although In...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch ILMxLAB is working on a VR film with Alejandro G. Irritu
 VR filmmaking could usesome more big-name talent, and ILMxLAB‘s latest project does indeed offer that: The director attached is Alejandro G.Irritu, the visionary behind The Revenant and Bi...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Meal kit service Home Chef raises $40M
 Home Chef just announced that it’s raised a new $40 million round of funding. This Series B comes on top of the $10 million round that Home Chef raised earlier this year. It was led by L C...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch BlackBerrys device head outlines the companys post-hardware future
 In May, Ralph Pini was given the somewhat unenviable task of heading up BlackBerry’s device team. The announcement of his promotion to that role came roughly a month after the one-time sma...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Dozr raises $1.9 million to become an Airbnb for bulldozers and excavators
 A startup called Dozr Inc. has raised CAN $2.5 million (or $1.9 million USD) in seed funding to help contractors rent heavy industrial equipment from other construction professionals who have it...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Beyonc becomes a tech startup investor
 Joining celebrity investors like Snoop Dogg, Ashton Kutcher, and Justin Bieber, Queen Bey is bringing her supreme business skills to the tech world.Beyonc and the management company she started ...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Qualcomm reportedly in acquisition talks with NXP Semiconductors
 Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is looking to shrink the silicon space a bit further with a potential acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors, in a deal that could be worth over $30 billio...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch VC Venky Ganesan on interest rates, diamonds, and quietly imploding startups
 Yesterday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers that she’s not ready to hold interest rates low for much longer, but she isn’t raising them right now. Afterward, wetalke...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Arrr! Bell & Ross releases three new nautically-themed watches
 Avast, ye hearties! Prepare for your wrists to be boarded by these massive Bell & Ross mechanical watches. B&R is most famous for the aviation-themed pieces – all of them black and...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Apples new ad focuses on background animations for Messages
 Apple is releasing a new video advertisement for the iPhone and iOS. Like previous ads, this video shows a stark departure from previous Apple ads. You can feel Tor Myhren’s influence on t...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Cloud Machine Learning service is now in public beta
 Google announced a number of updates to its cloud computing services at a small event in San Francisco this morning.These updates touch Google’s machine learning services, as well as its d...
05:52 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, launches Team Drive & upgrades apps
 Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Your Domain), is getting rebranded yet again. This time around, the company will call it &...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Tales from a Tesla Model S at 200k miles
 Tesloop’s first vehicle, a Tesla Model S they put into service in July 2015, has reached a new milestone: 200,000 miles on the odometer. Tesloop, you’ll recall, ferries passengers be...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Theres a new platform for tech companies to manage unconscious bias
 Unconscious biases can play a role inwhat type of people get hired, promoted and fired in the workplace. Unfortunately, we all have unconscious biases. Though, some have more problematic (racist...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon to spend $2.5M on university competition to build socialbot
 If you need an Uber, Amazon Alexa has your back. Unfortunately if what you need is a conversation buddy, the personal assistantisn’t quite up to the task. In an effort to bolster AlexaR...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch How to communicate with your board in tough times
 For startup CEOs, tough economic periods are like stressful stretches in a marriage: They test your mettle while making ugly truths impossible to hide. These days, amid industry-wide belt-tighte...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches third developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 but pushes final release to 2017
 Google today launched the third developer preview of Android Wear 2.0, the next major version of its operating system for smartwatches. At the same time, though, the company also today said that...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Google combines all of its cloud services under the Google Cloud brand
 Google for Work, Google’s Cloud Platform and the rest of the company’s cloud-based services are getting a new name. They have now been combined under the“Google Cloud” mo...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Rocketspace and Alchemist accelerator partner up to go international
 The accelerator and seed-stage fund for business to business startups, Alchemist Accelerator, and the curated co-working community called Rocketspace, have partnered up in a way that should help...
04:24 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Front launches a mobile app for its inbox for teams
 Front has been around for three years, but the startup is only releasing a proper mobile app now. If you’re a Front user, it brings all the features from the desktop version to your phone ...
04:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch The UN plans to go to space in 2021
 The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has been kicking around in one form or another since the late 50s, becoming fully official in 1962, when it was established under theDepartment ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Apple launches Enhanced Editions of A Game of Thrones on iBooks
 Apple today announced the launch of “Enhanced Editions” forGeorge R. R. Martin’s series, “A Game of Thrones,” beginning with the author’s first title, “...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch The Sense bedside sleep tracker maker hires a CMO from DoorDash
 Hello, the makers of the Sense sleep tracker, has hired Angela Chang, aformer marketing leadfor Nest and who was most-recently head of marketing at DoorDash, as its chief marketing officer. Her ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Luna Launcher turns your Android phone into a kid-friendly device
 On the fence about whether your child is old enough for their own smartphone? A new app called Luna Launcher can help you warm to the idea, by offering a simple way to limit access to select app...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Arduino unleashes a serious Internet of Things system for hardware hackers
 Back in the old days hardware manufacturers felt safe in the knowledge that no mere hardware hacker could attempt to recreate their inventions. From Sony to Philips to LG to Samsung, the consume...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Drizly transforms its on-demand booze delivery service into a marketplace
 Drizly, the service that lets you order alcohol online, has today announced a major transition of the company with the launch of its marketplace. The Drizly marketplace will let any retailer int...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch AOLs new Alto mail client lets you take action from your inbox
 The AOL Alto team is today delivering a new version of the product that may make some of your biggest email woes disappear. Enter the Alto Dashboard. With the latest version of AOL Alto, users c...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch CodeSpark raises $4.1 million for games that teach kids how to code
 A Los Angeles startup called codeSpark has raised $4.1 million in seed funding for web and mobile games that teach kids how to code, even before they know how to read and write effectively. Code...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Grow launches its app for socially responsible investing
 Amid an increasing number robo-investors like Betterment, Stash, andRobinhood, a new San Francisco-based fintech startup calledGrowis entering the fray to compete based on investment type, not o...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Hotel Tonight launches HT Perks, their version of a hotel loyalty program
 The one downside to using Hotel Tonight is that you have to forgo the loyalty points you’d normally earn from a hotel stay. That’s because almost all major hotel brands nowwon’...
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Messaging platform Line ups its chatbot game
 Line is ramping up incentives for third party developers to make chatbots, and thereby expand the utility of its platform, as the great scramble of messaging giants applying AI to keep users eng...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Free stock trade app Robinhood monetizes with $10/month to buy on credit
 Robinhood says it will never charge commissions to trade stocks, but the $66 million-funded startup is finally ramping up monetization with the launch of “Robinhood Gold” premium fea...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Heres how Civilization VI brings new life to the epic game series
 Civilization is a game I’ve been playing for more or less 15 years, across multiple iterations of the series, and yet each new version always seems to feel fresh. After spending nearly 20 ...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft forms new AI Research Group led by Harry Shum
 A day after announcing a new artificial intelligence partnership with IBM, Google, Facebook and Amazon, Microsoft is upping the ante within its own walls. It iscreating a new AI business unit, t...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Mercedes-Benz looks to the future with Generation EQ EV concept
 Mercedes-Benz is trying to play with your emotions with its new electric vehicle concept, debuted at the Paris Motor Show today. The “Generation EQ” it unveiled is a sporty SUV desig...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Best Buy is opening a bunch of stores at midnight for the PlayStation VR launch
 It probably won’t be the last time most PlayStation VR purchasers ever pull themselves away from their console long enough to leave the house, but just in case, Best Buy is turning the hea...
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Simple rolls out shared bank accounts that work for anyone, including roommates
 Online banking service Simple is today rolling out a new product: shared accounts. However, unlike joint checking accounts typically shared by spouses,Simple’s shared accounts work differe...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Lystable adds Max Levchin to the list of investors backing its gig economy SaaS
 Helping businesses better manage gig economy workers is turning out to be a pitch with serious pulling power for Lystable, the UK startup which closed an $11 million Series A this summer, led by...
12:07 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook at Work will launch on October 10 in London
 Some more details are coming through on Facebook at Work, the social network’s big effort to move into enterprise communication services with a business version of its popular platform. Fa...
12:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep self-driving cars safe from hackers
 A cybersecurity startup based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, Karamba Security, has raised $2.5 million in new series A funding to protects internet-connect cars and self-driving vehicles from hackers....
11:38 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Chat app Line backs VC funds to unlock global growth opportunities
 Chat app company Line is investing in international opportunities after it announced that it is backing two VC firms: DAG Ventures in the U.S. and France-based Korelya Capital. Read More ...
10:45 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Lose It launches Snap It to let users count calories in food photos
 Boston-basedLose It! (incorporated as FitNow Inc.) has released a new beta feature today called Snap It within its weight loss and calorie tracking app.As is easily guessed by the name, Snap It ...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: Zuckerbergs visit, IBMs new research center
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s surprise August/September trip to Nigeria and Kenya put the global spotlight on Africa’s emerging IT ecosystem. Unsurprisingly, when one of the world’s...
10:10 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Line invests $45 million into Snapchat clone Snow
 Line, the messaging company that went public in the year’s highest IPO to date, is diversifying its business and focusing on social after it invested $45 million (50 billion KRW) in Snow, ...
09:45 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Edtech startup Lingumi raises cash for its games teaching foreign languages to toddlers
 LocalGlobe, founded by former Index Partners investors Robin Klein and Saul Klein, has taken the lead in a GBP500,000 financing for the education technology startup, Lingumi. A member of the 5th...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Sign up to volunteer at Disrupt London 2016
 Are you interested in rolling up your sleeves and get to work helping the TechCrunch Disrupt team put on the best startup show in Europe? If so, you should definitely sign up to be a Work Exchan...
06:57 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Singapores Greyloft lands $1.1M to build a real estate agency for the digital era
 Greyloft is a Singapore based startup running what it describes as an estate agency for the digital era. Read More ...
06:17 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Lydia grabs $7.8 million for its peer-to-peer payment service
 French startup Lydia raised $7.8 million (7 million) from New Alpha AM and Oddo & Cie in order to expand to other European countries. The startup lets you easily pay back your friends withou...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the I.D., Volkswagens first purely electric car on track for 2020
 Volkswagen did indeed debut its first dedicated electric car at the Paris Motor Show, as heavily teased. The I.D. revealed at the show is still labeled a “concept,” but VW says it...
04:42 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify finally launches in Japan, the worlds second largest music market
 Afters years of waiting, Spotify has finally launched its music streaming service in Japan. We reported earlier this month that the launch would happen before September is out, and the company j...
04:13 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Didi Chuxing makes information security push with new U.S. research lab and hires
 Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, has hired two distinguished security experts to lead a new U.S.-based research center as part of a major push to increase its data secur...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Facebooks futuristic frozen facility
Uber’s self-driving trucks are coming in 2017, BlackBerry will stop making its own hardware, Facebook gives us a behind-the-scenes look at its server farm in Sweden, Nvidia researchers teach a c...
01:16 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch A look inside how Here Be Dragons is pioneering VR storytelling
 Here Be Dragons is a term for describing dangerous or unexplored areas. It’s also the name of Chris Milk’s new VR creative studio that’s looking to explore the dangerous world ...
12:34 am GMT - Thu, September 29, 2016
Techcrunch With a new Costco partnership, Ticketmasters developer outreach hits the right notes
 Living in San Francisco for a few years, you learn a few things about the fall: First, the weather tends to be hotter and sunnier than the summer months. Second, you learn to avoid the area arou...
11:36 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch FBI director warns that hackers have been poking around voter registration systems
 The systems underlying our elections process are more important than ever this year, and the bad guys know it too. FBI director James Comey said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing today that...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Why have some of Silicon Valleys top investors started investing in Latin America?
 Latin America just might be the most overlooked emerging market on the planet. The venture dollars in Latin America can’t hold a candle to India or China (compare China’s $11.8 billi...
09:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Some of Samsungs washing machines are reportedly exploding now, too
 Probably not the kind of thing Samsung was hoping it would be dealing with in the wake of a massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, but here we are. And here’s the statement from the company’s...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft come together to create historic Partnership on AI
 The world’s largest technology companies hold the keys to some of the largest databases on our planet. Much like goods and coins before it, data is becoming an importantcurrency for the mo...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft come together to create historic Partnership on AI
 The world’s largest technology companies hold the keys to some of the largest databases on our planet. Much like goods and coins before it, data is becoming an importantcurrency for the mo...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Better ingredients, better companies
 Papa John’s has a catchy motto: “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” This analogy works in technology, as well. As better ingredient technologies arrive on the scene, they open ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks F8 2017 conference outgrows SF, hits San Jose April 18th-19th
 Facebook couldn’t fit all the developers for its F8 conference into San Francisco’s Fort Mason any more, so F8 will take place at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center on April ...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Googles home delivery service, Google Express, hits New England
 Google today announced an expansion of its home delivery shopping service Google Express, which is now available across a large part of the East Coast. The service lets online shoppers order con...
07:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Aetna will help cover the cost of customers Apple Watches
 Aetna just threw in with Apple in a big way. The healthcare provider announced a number of different iOS-only apps aimed at quantifying wellness and streamlining the healthcare management proces...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Skymind raises $3M to bring its Java deep-learning library to the masses
 Today, Skymind, a company developing an open-sourcedeep-learning library for Java,along with tools for implementation, closed $3 million in financingfromTencent, SVAngel, GreatPoint Ventures, Ma...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch A robot learns to cope with the loss of an eye in an experiment carried out on the ISS
 Humans are pretty good at ballparking distances, even with one eye closed — but it turns out computer vision systems have a hard time with it. Researchers hope to fix that, or at least mak...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch The 12 startups making their case at ERA Demo Day
 For those of you unawares, the Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator, like other accelerators, is a program that provides participating start-ups exposure to potential investors. Read More ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch LoftSmart raises $1.7 million for its local rental marketplace for college towns
 My first home-way-from-homewas a room in a house with an unrepeatable nickname on West College St. in Oberlin, OH. I lived with 8 other people in a two-story, rambling warren filled with rooms a...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Meetup redesigns its mobile apps to focus on your personal interests
 Meetup is giving users a new way to find the meetups that give the company its name. The New York City-based company is launching new smartphone apps and a (partially) redesigned website with ne...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Paddle banks $3.2M for an ecommerce platform targeting SaaS startups
 It’s definitely not the sexiest platform play in tech town but b2b startup Paddle thinks it’s found an underserved niche — selling a SaaS ecommerce service to scaling SaaS star...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch LendingClub Founder Renaud Laplanche is coming to back to Disrupt
 Last year, privately held online lenders like Prosper, SoFi and Avant looked all but certain to go public at same unicorn valuations their venture investors had assigned them, if not higher. It ...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch LendingClub Founder Renaud Laplanche is coming back to Disrupt
 Last year, privately held online lenders like Prosper, SoFi and Avant looked all but certain to go public at same unicorn valuations their venture investors had assigned them, if not higher. It ...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Zucks photos from Facebooks futuristic Arctic data center
 Why pay for air conditioning when you can just build a data center near the Arctic Circle and pump in the frosty winds? That’s why Facebook created these massive fans for its Lule, Sweden ...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Nvidias new Xavier SoC is an AI supercomputer for cars
 Nvidia’s work in reinventing itself as a leader in automated car technology continues with the launch of a new system-on-a-chip, called Xavier and launched today at the GPU Technology Conf...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch The Narrative Clip lifelogging camera is no more
 It’s a foregone conclusion that in the near future everything will be captured on camera. Unveiled at SXSW four years back, the Narrative Clip was part of a small contingent of hardware so...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Nvidias AI car drive itself using only what it learned from human drivers
 There are multiple approaches to tackling self-driving; one is to program algorithms or rules that will tell a car how to behave in specific situations. Nvidia is using a deep learning approach,...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch TRIs James Kuffner on cloud robotics, aging-in-place and data sharing in self-driving
 We’ve long extolled the virtues of Moore’s Law in terms of delivering faster, better processors to power our individual computers, but Kuffner says that the rapid, continuous evoluti...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter finally lets everyone create their own Moments
 Finally, finally, Twitter has rolled out aversion of its storytelling feature called Moments that it should have released at launch. Today, the company says that it’s opening up the Moment...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Apply now for the TC Meetup Pitch-off in Seoul on October 27!
 TechCrunch is headed to Seoul, South Korea and we can’t wait to see what kind of gadgets and services are coming out of one of the biggest technology hubs in the world. We’re bringin...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch GoTenna Mesh keeps people connected even when theyre miles apart and off-grid
 Today, goTenna is taking pre-orders for their new product, a device called the goTenna Mesh that lets smartphone users text and share their GPS locations, off-grid and across miles of terrain. T...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch b8ta, a physical store for tech gadgets, raises $7 million Series A round
 b8ta, the retail store that sells trendy tech gadgets,recently raised a $7 million Series A round led by TriplePoint Ventures with participation from Khosla Ventures, Fifth Wall Ventures, Maceri...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch This crazy iMessage app lets you prank friends by putting words in their mouth
 Got iOS 10? Want tomesswith your friends? A hilarious new iMessage App called Phoneys lets you prank others by sending stickers that look exactly like iMessage text bubbles. And thanks to thenew...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Apple to move into a new London campus in 2021
 Apple is planning to consolidate its various London offices into a single campus, come 2021. Read More ...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Wynd gets $2.5 million in seed funding for its portable smart air purifier
 Back in June, Raymond Wu stopped by our New York office to show off what he had been working on. It was small and conical, with holes on all sides. It looked like a desktop speaker or maybe some...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Large CPGs are under attack by startups and consumers are winning
 Consumer packaged goods are big business — valued at more than $2 trillion — with much of that market share dominated by CPG powerhouses like Unilever, P&G and Nestl. These CPG l...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Uber teams with Sears on new rewards program for drivers and riders
 Uber today announced yet another rewards program for its drivers and riders, this time in partnership with retailer Sears and its “Shop Your Way” loyalty platform. The programoffers ...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Googles search app now sports an incognito mode
 Looking to surf the mobile web privately, but generally prefer the Google Search app over standalone browsers like Safari or Chrome? Then you’ll appreciate the latest update to the Google ...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Where Pokmon Go is going, and Teslas trajectory: Listen to TCBC Episode 4 with Greg Kumparak
 On this week’s episode of TCBC, after a brief Disrupt-induced hiatus, longtime TechCruncher Greg Kumparak dishes on Pokmon Go – what made it so appealing at launch, what’s goin...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons Fire TV Stick gets updated with faster hardware and an Alexa-enabled remote
 Slowly but surely, Amazon is incorporating Alexa functionality into its numerous existing hardware lines. A few weeks ago, the company announced an update that would bring its friendly voice ass...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Figma now lets interface designers collaborate on projects
 Interface design collaboration tool Figma is launching its Multiplayer feature, which allows designers to collaborate in real time on the same projects. Read More ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Techstars the first class of its New York-based IoT accelerator
 Techstars has selected the first class for its New York-based internet of things accelerator. It’s the first program that Techstars has done with a consortium of industry partners instead ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Techstars selects the first class of its New York-based IoT accelerator
 Techstars has selected the first class for its New York-based internet of things accelerator. It’s the first program that Techstars has done with a consortium of industry partners instead ...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Blackberry bows out of making its own hardware
 Former smartphone giant Blackberry has said it will no longer manufacture its own devices. Instead it intends to outsource hardware making to development partners, although the core focus of its...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Eyeing an IPO, Druva raises $51M for its data backup, recovery and discovery services
 Setting its sights on a public offering within thenext year, Druva, which sells software so businesses can manage all of the information they’re forced by law to hold onto, has raised $51 ...
11:29 am GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Tink Labs raises $125M to puts its free-to-use smartphone in more hotel rooms worldwide
 Tink Labs offers a free-to-use smartphone for hotel guests that lets them enjoy free services, and gives hotels a powerful channel to engage their guests. Read More ...
11:29 am GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Tink Labs raises $125M to put its free-to-use smartphone in more hotel rooms worldwide
 Tink Labs offers a free-to-use smartphone for hotel guests that lets them enjoy free services, and gives hotels a powerful channel to engage their guests. Read More ...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Only two more days to save 400 on Disrupt London tickets
 We’ve given you an extra week, but your time to save 400 on Disrupt London tickets is ending soon. You have until this Friday, September 30 to secure extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt Lo...
08:45 am GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Google Play Music is now available in India
 Google looks to have launched its Play Music store in India today. Read More ...
06:42 am GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Uber-owned Otto to offer freight hauling services using autonomous trucks in 2017
 Uber acquired self-driving lorry startup Otto this summer in a deal worth up to $680 million and it plans to put the company to work next year. Read More ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | DJI releases its new drone, the Mavic Pro
DJI releases its new drone, the Mavic Pro, Nissan builds a line-waiting chair that automatically moves you in line, the Department of Labor sues Palantir Technologies, Cogenra and Khosla Ventures are ...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Three things venture capitalists need to show their own investors
 “The table stakes for [venture capitalists]has never been higher,” says Judith Elsea, co-founder of the fund-of-funds Weathergage Capital, in our latest interview. With the rise of s...
12:06 am GMT - Wed, September 28, 2016
Techcrunch Tyra Banks on startup investing and her new TV show
 Tyra Banks rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco this afternoon. The supermodel turned entrepreneur and startup investor was there to celebrate the one-year...
11:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Musk says under 5 percent of SpaceX is working on Mars mission, 2024 launch is optimistic
 Elon Musk has a plan to colonize Mars, but he’s not rushing it. In a conference call following the SpaceX CEO’s presentation today at the International Astronautical Conference, Musk...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung waiting to see where VR hype cycle lands before moving on standalone headsets, next-gen 10K displays
 At a company event today in San Francisco, Samsung President & Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn detailed that the company is actively pursuing both smartphone-focused VR headsets and standa...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch GoGoGuest helps coffee shops manage their Wi-Fi, customer-by-customer
 Be honest: Have you ever spent an entire day working at a coffee shop, despite only buying a single cup of coffee? I’ve definitely been guilty of this, and I’ve also been to coffee s...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Best Buy partners with PCH to bring hardware startups to its brick and mortar
 “It is still incredibly important for startups to get their products in front of customers in stores,” explains Highway1 head Brady Forrest. “Startups traditionally face hurdle...
10:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder Boost lets you pay your way to the front of the line
 Tinder is introducing a new premium feature called Tinder Boost. The feature will let users pay to have their profiles displayed first to other users on the app in the same locale for 30 minutes...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch What to look for in the next Pokmon Go
 If you had to crown an “App of the Summer,” Pokmon Go would undoubtedly be at the top of the list. The app became a household name within days of its July launch and was the most dow...
09:38 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Good guy loan startup LendUp fined $6.3M for overcharging
 LendUp was supposed to be different than the payday loan sharks that rip off the poor when they need emergency cash. But in its early days, LendUp charged customers illegal fees, miscalculated i...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch The OX is a flat-pack truck for the developing world
 The Global Vehicle Trust has revealed its OX prototype, a truck that can be flat-packed into itself for transportation anywhere in the world. When it arrives at its destination, the OX can be un...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Everything you need to know about SpaceXs plan to colonize Mars
 All eyes were on Elon Musk today as he gave a keynote speech at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico. Musk said he was going to detail SpaceX’s plans to colonize Mars and m...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Google unleashes deep learning tech on language with Neural Machine Translation
 Translating from one language to another is hard, and creating a system that does it automatically is a major challenge, partly because there are just so many words, phrases and rules to deal wi...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Occipital launches $500 dev kit to turn your iPhone into a room-scale tracked VR headset
 For iOS or Mac users interested in VR, there isn’t a lot you can do right now without migrating to the dark sides of Android or Windows. Occipital is aiming to get people on the iOS platfo...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch IBM releases DataWorks to give enterprise data a home and a brain
 While the gears of research are turning fast developingnew methods ofmachine intelligence, another, perhaps more impactful, trend is brewing in the field. Open source frameworks likeApache Spark...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Honeywells new HomeKit and Alexa compatible smart thermostat runs $149
 Honeywell’s been doing its thing for well over a century now, with its thermostatic roots stretching back even further to the 19th century days of coal heating. The company’s connect...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb revamps its app with new tools for hosts, improved messaging
 Airbnb may not be ready to unveil its new travel services app,Airbnb Trips, just yet, but in the meantime the company isgiving its flagship application a big makeover. The upcoming version of th...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch SolarCity accused of misappropriating solar company Cogenras trade secrets
 Solar company Cogenra is suingElon Musk’s SolarCity over the use of shingling technology the company alleges SolarCity took from Cogenra and used to create a world-record breaking solar pa...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch ClassPass sacrifices 10% of customers in pursuit of healthier margins
 Classpass, the subscription service for fitness classes, became a household name because of one simple innovation. The business model. Combining the breadth of a marketplace with a subscription ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Avoid the startup graveyard
 The startup world moves at breakneck speed — what’s hot one minute is old news the next, and it can feel like the rules of the game change every day. For successful startups, rapid g...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook At Work is launching next month
 Facebook is ready to make work as addictive as socializing. The company is ready to launch its enterprise communication and collaboration network Facebook @ Work in the next few weeks on a per s...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX shows off its Interplanetary Transport System in new video
 SpaceX has released a new video showing a CG concept of its Interplanetary Transport System, the rocket and spacecraft combo it plans to use to colonize Mars. The video depicts a reusable rocket...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook ordered to stop harvesting data on WhatsApp users in Germany
 Facebook has been ordered to stop harvesting the data of WhatsApp users in Germany. The move follows the latter’s shock announcement last month that it would start sharing user data from i...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Nissans autonomous chair is your line waiting buddy
 Nissan’s ProPILOT tech might mostly be used to help provide its cars with autonomous driving features, but a new project puts it into a chair. Yes, a chair. The chair propels itself, detec...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Udacity wants to get you a job in the nascent VR industry
 Udacity – the online school started by Google X founder and self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun— is offering a new “nanodegree” online to prepare students for jobs i...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Gusto rushes to release new features ahead of rival Zenefits
 In the world of HR and payment software, things are heating up this fall. In the one corner: Zenefits, the high-flying software company that admitted to having an array of compliance issues and ...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter will now help you register to vote, answer voter questions via direct message
 Twitter today is the latest tech company to join the push to get more Americans registered to vote. The company is rolling out a new feature that will allow you to direct message the companyR...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon could be working on in-home package deliveries
 Amazon’s delivery prowess is impressive; just today, it announced free Prime same-day delivery for my home city of Toronto, and the speed and consistency with which they hit their deadline...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch DJI intros a pair of goggles to go along with its new drone
 DJI’s little drone wasn’t its only big news from today’s Mavic Pro unveil event in New York City. The company also devoted a few moments of stage time to its new simply titled ...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Enterprise chat app Slack ties up with Salesforce in a deep platform partnership
 Slack — the popular enterprise chat app that now has 3 million users, 930,000 of them paying — is adding in another key integration as it continues toget more embedded with its custo...
03:50 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch DJIs folding drone is smaller, pricier and better at tracking than GoPros offering
 “I’m sitting in New York City,” Adam Lisberg tweeted last week, as GoPro CEO Nick Woodman, dropped to his knees, unzipped a backpack and unveiled the company’s long-await...
03:50 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch DJIs folding drone is smaller and better at tracking than GoPros offering
 “I’m sitting in New York City,” Adam Lisberg tweeted last week, as GoPro CEO Nick Woodman, dropped to his knees, unzipped a backpack and unveiled the company’s long-await...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Momento for iMessage turns your photos into GIFs
 Although the iMessage App Store is currently dominated by sticker packs, there are a few clever apps breaking through. One such app is Momento, an iMessage-only app that automatically turns your...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Watch DJI unveil its latest drone right here
Rumor is DJI is about to unveil a small, foldable drone and you can watch the event right here. Whatever it turns out to be, no doubt, it will draw comparisons to the just-announced GoPro Karma. Read ...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch ProsperWorks raises $24M for its Google-centric CRM solution
 ProsperWorks, a cross-platform customer relationship management (CRM) service that plugs into the Google for Work platform, today announced that it has raised a $24 million Series B funding roun...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch MB&F unveils the racing-inspired Horological Machine 8
 Long dedicated to space, spiders, and robots, MB&F has finally come back to earth with the Horological Machine 8, a new watch inspired by the silhouette of Can-Am race cars. This watch is pa...
03:14 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Israels former Prime Minister Ehud Barak bets big on emergency app Reporty
 One of Israel’s most storied politicians, Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, has thrown his significant personal and political capital behind an early stage emergency services app Reporty. ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Arrow picks the Smart Cube smartlock as its first Indiegogo partner product
 A few months back Indiegogo and component provider Arrow announced a deal aimed at helping bring promising crowdfunding projects to market, providing hopeful campaigns with some much-needed tool...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Kano moves beyond Pi with code-your-own device kits for kids
 It’s been 16 months since Kano took to the stage at TC Disrupt New York 2015 to announce a $15M Series A, and to talk up its big ambition to build a creative computing brand. And 10 months...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Mattels ThingMaker, the 3D printer that let kids make their own toys, delayed until next year
 Remember ThingMaker? Mattel’s$300 3D printer that would let kids print out their own toys? Its ship date – which was supposed to be this month – just got pushed back another ye...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Skedaddle wants to take ride-sharing out of cities and across the country
 It was only a matter of time before the same forces that brought competition to the taxi industry turned their attention to the bus business. And now, what Uber and Lyft have done for ride-shari...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printers
 The Electronic Frontier Foundation has called on HP to restore customer’s ability to use third-party ink cartridges in its Office Jet printers. It is also urging consumers to sign a petiti...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Bot Metrics gives developers the tools to measure and analyze their chat bots
 Bot Metrics, an San Francisco-based company that specializes in — you got it.. — metrics and analyze of chat bots has landed funding to help developers and early bot enthusiasts get ...
01:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Winks smart home hub gets some key upgrades for its second generation
 The smart home has come a long way in the two-plus years since the original Wink Hub was launched as a spinoff of New York-based hardware crowdsourcer, Quirky. Among other things, a number of ma...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Translation CEO Steve Stoute joins Genius board of directors
 A music industry veteran and the CEO of Translation, Steve Stoute, is joining the board of directors of Genius, which provides song lyrics and meanings, while also being an online knowledgeproje...
01:14 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon brings free Prime same-day delivery to Toronto and Vancouver
 Amazon continues to roll-out its free same-day delivery offering for Prime subscribers, adding Toronto and Vancouver to the list of cities where it’s available. The free same-day option ap...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Elon Musk reveal his plan for colonizing Mars right here
 Elon Musk is giving a keynote speech at the International Astronautical Congress today, with an hour-long talk titled “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species.” The talk kicks off at ...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Color Genomics raises $45 million to provide cheaper genetic tests that detect cancer risk
 Othman Laraki and Elad Gil were sitting on Twitter’s roof deck after their previous company Mixer Labs had been acquired. Gil had brought a small hard drive with him — which happened...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Waylens Horizon action camera for cars captures the thrill of driving
 At a glance 157 degree wide angle f/2.4 aperture 1/1.8″ image sensor 1080p 30/60pfs, 720p 120/60fps Pros Camera design itself is top notch Built-in OLED touchscreen Cons Included mounting ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Kustomer, founded by Salesforce alums, nabs $12.5M to repair customer care
 The need to contactcustomer support is the bane of many a modern consumer’s existence: not only is it likely that you are doing it because you have a problem that needs fixing, but you are...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Blues latest podcasting mic goes super portable
 Blue Raspberry brings to mind Slurpees as much as anything. The name of Blue Microphone’s latest offering is seeming an homage to its longstanding Blueberry condenser mic, but then, betwee...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch With Daily Mix, Spotify taps algorithms to make infinite playlists from your favorite tunes
 Are you a Spotify user who has a listof favorite bands and songs,but do not have the motivation to find and organizeall of theminto useful playlists? Today, the streaming company is launching a ...
12:58 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch The mPod is a 3-D body scanner coming to a gym near you
 Looking in the mirror or stepping on a scale can tell us much about our bodies and wellbeing, but not with the greatest precision.Now, a Sydney, Australia-based company called mPort is bringing ...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch The SMOVE stabilizes and charges your phone for steady video shoots
 When unmanned aerial vehicle makers and gimbal engineers get together they like to have a few beers and make something like the SMOVE. Designed to connect to a regular smartphone the SMOVE is ba...
12:50 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Nearly four weeks in, about 60 percent of Galaxy Note 7 units have been exchanged in the US and Korea
 One would have been hard-pressed to dream up a worse beginning to the month for Samsung. As Apple was readying its next big iPhone reveal, the company was scrambling to do damage control for a p...
12:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Hinge closes the door on casual dating to focus on serious relationships
 Hinge, the dating app that uses Facebook to connect you with friends of friends, has today announced that it will be sunsetting its original app. In its place, Hinge will be launching an entirel...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Pullstring launches bot-authoring tools for fun & profit
 Pullstring — ne ToyTalk — today launched its eponymous product out of private beta and into the hands of creators of conversational interfaces everywhere. Out of the box, creators ca...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Pearls RearVision is a backup camera for those who want the best rear view
 At a glance Wireless, solar-powered design Dual HD cameras with 1/3″ CMOS sensors 175-degree field of view Pros Incredibly easy to set up Image quality, both day and night Cons Must be tur...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Launching a Google for sound, Deepgram raises $1.8 million
 Deepgram co-founders, 20-year-old wunderkind Noah Shutty and his University of Michigan lab supervisorScott Stephenson, definitely have faith in sound. The two left behind promising research in ...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Mapping startups hope they can chart a new course to success
 Alphabet, Apple and Ubermay be spending billions on exhaustive new mapping technologies to power the self-driving car revolution, but there’s a new generation of companies bettingthat a co...
11:29 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Google expands its initiative to provide free Wi-Fi hotspots in emerging markets
 Google today announced a collection of updates that are aimed at helping get ‘the next billion’ internet users in India and emerging markets online. One of the more subtle yet intere...
10:54 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches data-friendly YouTube app for India and other emerging markets
 Google has introduced a new version of YouTube that is dedicated to users in emerging markets. Read More ...
10:52 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Red Points bags $2.2M to help brands fight counterfeiting and piracy
 Spanish startup Red Points has closed a 2 million (~$2.2M) funding round to grow usage of its piracy detection and removal SaaS by expanding from Europe into new markets, including North America...
10:09 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomis newest phones include dual-lens camera and under-glass fingerprint reader
 Hot on the heels of the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s first smartphone with dual reverse-facing cameras, so China’s Xiaomi has joined the double camera club with Mi 5s Plus an...
06:54 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Exclusive TechCrunch survey reveals startups and investors are divided over Brexit
 On Thursday 23 June 2016 the world changed. On that day a referendum was held to decide whether the UK should Leave or Remain in the European Union. Leave won by 52% to 48%. The referendum turno...
05:28 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Snapchat Releases Spectacles
Snapchat gets into the hardware game with its first hardware foray — Spectacles, Senator Mark Warner wants to open an SEC investigation into Yahoo’s breach, Elon Musk gets one step closer ...
02:12 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Climate change and cleantech provide unlikely first flashpoints in Presidential debate
 In the opening moments of the presidential debate, some of the first flashpoints came overformer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’spush for clean energy and clean technology inher econom...
01:06 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Apple adds Sonos speakers to its stores as it focuses on wireless audio
 Did you hear? Wireless audio is the future — at least to Apple. And to that end, Sonos, perhaps the best wireless speakers available, are now available in the Apple Store alongside speaker...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Fishing in the dead pool
 I have used my free time this summer revisiting a childhood passion: fishing. My father loved to fish. He would take me to Central Park’s Ramble and Lake with a hook and lure. I would inev...
12:53 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Hofstra bans private Wi-Fi, charges $200 for network connectivity during debate
 In an exciting bit of pre-debate frisson, journalists covering the presidential debate at Hofstra University are now Tweet they have to pay $200 for Wi-Fi access on site and, more importantly, t...
12:41 am GMT - Tue, September 27, 2016
Techcrunch Lenovos gutting of Motorola is nearly complete
 My first cell phone was a Sanyo. But only because I couldn’t afford a Motorola. I wanted a StarTAC. All the cool kids had a StarTAC. My Sanyo said loud and clear I was not a cool kid. Some...
10:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch U.S. Department of Labor sues Palantir for racial discrimination
 The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Palantir Technologies, the software and data analysis company contracted by the federal government, for alleged racial discrimination against Asian people i...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch 76ers get into e-sports with purchase of Dignitas and Apex pro gaming teams
 The Philadelphia 76ers became the first American professional sports franchise to own an e-sports team with the purchase of pro gaming outfits Dignitas and Apex. If this isn’t proof positi...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Lenovo undergoes another big layoff round, mostly impacting Motorola
 Late last year, Lenovo announced some massive layoffs following a quarter ofbad financial news. The company let 3,200 employees go, as decline in PC demand, increased smartphone competition and ...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Zenly raises $22.5 million from Benchmark for its location sharing app
 French startup Zenly has raised $22.5 million over the summer from Benchmark and a few other investors. Business Insider first reported the round and TechCrunch got an official confirmation. Her...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Zenly raises $22.5 million from Benchmark for its location-sharing app
 French startup Zenly has raised $22.5 million over the summer from Benchmark and a few other investors. Business Insider first reported the round and TechCrunch got an official confirmation. Her...
09:46 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Edie Windsor coding scholarship selects 40 LGBTQ women to learn how to code
 There’s a shortage of people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community in tech — not because they lack skill, but because they lack equal opportunity. Lesbians Who T...
09:29 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch GMs Maven starts offering one-way car sharing
 GM’s Maven has begun rolling out one-way car sharing for its members in Ann Arbor and Detroit, letting users pick up vehicles and use to them to get between Ann Arbor and the University of...
09:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on how AI will transform his company
 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage at his company’s massive Ignite conference to lay out his vision for how deep learning and artificial intelligence will transform the company. &#...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Cognovi Labs will study the presidential debates tonight with their emotional sentiment tool
 TechCrunch first reported on Cognovi Labs back in June when the Dayton, Ohio-based analytics startup correctly predicted the Brexit outcome hours ahead of the final vote. Tonight, the company ha...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch If Google buys Twitter, theres a perfect spot for it in YouTube
 If youcombined the fastest and slowest types of social media, the result could be both must-see and never-forgotten. YouTube lacks short-form, frequently updated content, but is synonymous with ...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch AirServer can now transmit your iPhone screen to your Xbox
AirServer, makers of software that essentially turns anything into an AirPlay sever, has announced the availability of AirServer for the Xbox One. That means you can transmit your AirPlay screens to y...
08:16 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch The New York Times invests in theSkimm
 Big media companies are backing newsletter startup theSkimm. Following an $8 million round led by 21st Century Fox that was announced in June, theSkimm announced today that it has raised an addi...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Movie pirate? Dont trust Plex Cloud
 Plex is a pirate’s best friend. It’s by far the best way to get movies downloaded illegally from the computer to TV. Sure, Plex has a handful of useful, legal features, but let’...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch This is probably Googles 4K Chromecast Ultra
 If you’ve been waiting for a Chromecast with 4K video support, good news: it’s looking more and more real with each passing day. Rumors have been floating around for a few weeks now ...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts Project Springfield helps developers find and squash bugs
 Microsoft today announced a first preview ofProject Springfield at its Ignite conference in Atlanta. The cloud-based tool aims to help developers find bugs in their applications by combining fuz...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch 3D printing is revolutionizing roadways as well as airplanes
 Much anticipation has been built around the future of the automotive and aerospace industries in the wake of recent advancements in 3D-printing technologies. But what’s often overlooked is...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch You can use encrypted chat app Signal on desktop now
 Signal, the encrypted chat app powered by Open Whisper Systems, is finally available as a desktop app.The free app, which has earned praise from Edward Snowden and security experts like Matt Gre...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Biz Stone on the future of search
 Chatbots and SMS are becoming the preferred method of how people and businesses communicate with one another, and it’s time that search engines follow suit. Read More ...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Yep, Disney is in talks with bankers about possible Twitter acquisition
 Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of Twitter, we’ve confirmed. They’re working with bankers now to determine whether the deal makes sense, multiple sources have info...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Unsexy Flexport scores $65 million as software eats shipping
 Freight forwarding is a multi-trillion industry, but most people don’t even know what those words mean. It’s the business of moving boats, trucks, and planes full of stuff across the...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch AppLovin is selling a majority stake to Orient Hontai Capital for $1.4B
 Mobile ad startup AppLovin announced today it has agreed to sell a majority stake of the company to Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital for $1.4 billion.We first reported that AppL...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Uber is researching flying short-haul urban transportation
 Short-haul flights in airborne taxis: It’s next-level alright, but is it next-level hype, or something city-dwellers can actually look forward to? Uber is betting it’s the latter, ac...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch How IoT adopters can make efficient use of their data
 The adoption of IoT technology can provide companies with unprecedented opportunities to reduce operating costs, increase productivity and tap into new markets previously inaccessible. But that ...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters Gareth Paul Jones, Amexs Tamar Shapiro check-in to new senior roles at Foursquare
 Now that the dust has settled from Foursquare’s big split, the company is pushing forward with a few new executives and a brand new office in Los Angeles. The company has recently brought ...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Senator calls for SEC investigation into Yahoo breach
 Yahoo’s announcement last week that data from 500 million user accounts had been stolen in 2014 by what it called a “state-sponsored actor” certainly alarmed Yahoo’s user...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Science, tech and geek culture site Inverse raises $6M
 Inverse, a new-ish digital media startup founded by Bleacher Report’s Dave Nemetz, is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The Inverse site launched in August 2015...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Tech really wants to fix this election
 With just 42 days left until the election, it’s crunch time for anyone who hasn’tregistered to vote. The deadlines to register in most states fall throughout October, with only a few...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Swiss public back law expanding surveillance powers
 In the wake of the 2014 Snowden revelations about mass surveillance programs some startups with concerns about overreaching government requests for user data settled on Switzerland as a base for...
03:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Fallen VC Ifty Ahmed, under investigation by the SEC, claims former employer Oak Investment Partners owes him tens of millions of dollars
 In May of last year, Ifty Ahmed was accused by federal regulators of conning his former employer — the venture capital firm, Oak Investment Partners — out of $65 million. Now, Ahmed ...
03:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Google said to debut Android/Chrome OS hybrid on tablet, convertible notebook
 Google is planning hybrid devices that run both Android and Chrome OS, including one convertible laptop, and one Huawei Nexus-branded tablet, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The repor...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Drakes new short film Please Forgive Me arrives as an Apple Music exclusive
 Drake’s new short film “Please Forgive Me” launched today ahead of schedule as an Apple Music exclusive. The 23-minute long film begins with a plot similar to “Indecent P...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Windows 10 hits 400 million machines as growth slows post-free upgrade
 Back in July, Microsoft tempered its Windows 10 expectations a touch, noting that its initial projection of mid-2018 for one billion active devices was probably a bit over ambitious. That pronou...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch How to watch the first presidential debate online and in VR with Al Roker
 Perhaps you’re still among those few, proud and generally indecisive undecided. Or, more than likely, you’re just tuning in for the fireworks show. Whatever the case, tonight’s...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search
 Google is continuing its push to get more Americans registered to vote ahead of the upcoming presidential elections, by expanding its voter information guides in Google Search to Spanish. While ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Square hopes to ease the EMV transition with faster transaction times
 You’ve likely seen the headlines about consumer frustration with the transition to EMV payment cards in the U.S., most of which centers around how long the payments take vs. good old-fashi...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch This new Bluetooth game controller celebrates classic Macs
 If you’re at all interested in retro gaming, you’ve probably come across 8bitdo, the company that makes throwback Bluetooth controllers inspired by classics like the SNES and NES. No...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft teams up with Renault-Nissan on in-car productivity and connectivity
 Microsoft has already expressed some interest on bringing Office to the car, and it sounds like it’ll continue to do that work with Renault-Nissan via a new tie-up between the two companie...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Uber launches gift cards in 35K retail locations across the U.S.
 Uber is adding its own gift cards to the list of ways you can pay for the service. The ride hailing startup has debuted physical cards that will go on sale in 35,000 retail locations across the ...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Uber launches gift cards in 35K retail locations across the US
 Uber is adding its own gift cards to the list of ways you can pay for the service. The ride-hailing startup has debuted physical cards that will go on sale in 35,000 retail locations across the ...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Plex partners with Amazon to launch a hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud
 You no longer need an always-on PC or any other network-attached hardware in order to use Plex’smedia player. The popular service, which allows you to watch TV and movies from your own col...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Watch me build Legos U-Wing from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
 Lego’s Star Wars series is actually everywhere in my office, so I’m happy new sets from Rogue One: A Star Wars story are set to launch on September 30. I got the chance to check out ...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft makes its Edge browser safer for the enterprise
 At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced that it is making itsEdge browser more secure in enterprise environments.As Microsoft explained during a press conference ahead of the event, ...
01:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch HEREs new traffic services will bring together live data from millions of cars
 Crowdsourcing live traffic data has been one of Waze’s key competitive advantages in navigation software for a while, but Germany’s HERE might give it a run for its money with new se...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft brings new AI-powered features to Office 365 and Dynamics 365
 Microsoft’s Ignite conferenceis bringing 23,000 IT professionals to Atlanta, Georgia this week and the companyis using this opportunity to talk about how it plans to bring more intelligenc...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Roku unveils its new line of streaming players
 Confirming earlier leaks, Roku this morning unveiled a refreshed and rebranded line of streaming media players, with the intent of plugging every hole in the market. Instead of numbering the Rok...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Giving auto shops a new tool to estimate repair costs reaps $6.3M for Estify
 Estify, a company that’s developed a new tool for auto repair businesses to better gauge the cost of its services for insurance claims, has raised $6.3 million in new financing.It’s ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft signs up Adobe for its Azure cloud computing services
 Microsoftand Adobe today announced a major partnership that will see Adobe deliver its cloud services on Microsoft Azure and that will make Adobe the preferred marketing service for Microsoft...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Windows Server 2016 will come with commercial support for Docker Engine
 Microsoft loves to talk about how we are now living in a “cloud first, mobile first” world, but in this world, there is still plenty of room left for Windows Server. Today, at its Ig...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch ColorTV launches its content recommendations on Apple TV, Android TV and more
 ColorTV is an SDK for marketers and developers to analyze the shows you watch and provide content recommendations within the same vein. Raising $1.5 million in seed funding from Foxconn earlier ...
11:35 am GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX fires its Raptor engine for Mars flights for the first time
 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is set to deliver a keynote address at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress tomorrow, where he’ll outline his plan for interplanetary colonization begi...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Canvas Ventures has closed its second fund with $300 million or 70 percent more than its first
 Canvas Ventures, a Portola Valley, Ca.-based early-stage venture firm, is this morning announcing that it has closed a second fund with $300 million. That’sa meaningful step up from the $1...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch FreshDirect raises $189 million for grocery delivery
 FreshDirect, a popular online grocery service on the East Coast, is arming itself with $189 million in additional funding. The round was led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with W Capital and A...
10:31 am GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Google embraces the log-in, leaving cookies behind in new advertising updates
 Google has been focusingfor years now on finding better ways to track and measure adsas weswitch from one device to another to consume media like TV, music or written articles like this one. And...
09:08 am GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Chinese taxi-hailing giant Didi eyes bicycle sharing with its latest investment
 Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, may be about to get into bicycles. Bike sharing, to be precise. The company, which is in the process of finalizing its acquisition of Ub...
09:03 am GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Is Facebook having a crisis of confidence over all the bad news its algorithms are making?
 Is Facebook having —A) An existential crisisB) An attack of conscienceC) A mid-life crisisD) None of the above? Read More ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Reminder: This is the last week to save 400 on Disrupt London tickets
 Procrastination is easy, but it can cost you. And if you wait until this weekend to purchase tickets to Disrupt London 2016, it will definitely cost you some hard-earned pounds — 400 of th...
06:45 am GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Singapore-based music startup buys 49% stake in Rolling Stone
 The company behind iconic music magazine Rolling Stone has sold a 49 percent share in the business to a startup from Singapore in a bid to grow its international reach. Read More ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch WTF is clickbait?
 Let’s settle this, once and for all: Clickbaitingis the intentional act of over-promising or otherwise misrepresenting — in a headline, on social media, in an image, or some combinat...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, September 26, 2016
Techcrunch Apple done nothing wrong
 Having read the European Commission’s original ruling, some prior rulings, the Treasury’s white paper about the European Commission’s actions and a lot of analysis in the tax c...
11:51 pm GMT - Sun, September 25, 2016
Techcrunch Food delivery startup Deliveroo expands with Business tier for corporate accounts
 Fresh from raising $275 million this August at around a $1 billion valuation, Deliveroo is now taking the next step in itsbid to corner the market in Europe and other markets for high-end, high-...
10:24 pm GMT - Sun, September 25, 2016
Techcrunch Blue Bottle Coffee is raising another big round of funding
 The coffee wars of San Francisco are back on! We’re now hearing from sources that Blue Bottle is raising a big round of financing a little more thana year after it raised a whopping $75 mi...
09:33 pm GMT - Sun, September 25, 2016
Techcrunch Cant wear Snap sunglasses at night
 Unless you plan on bumping into stuff, don’t expect to record after-dark concerts and parties on your Snap Inc Spectacles. The company formerly known as Snapchat (they really should have j...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 25, 2016
Techcrunch How to pull workers back from the brink of burnout
 Work/life balance in startup culture is total BS. And you are probably part of the problem. Until you say “enough” — and fight back, stand up and resist — you’re pe...
08:36 pm GMT - Sun, September 25, 2016
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen suddenly deletes all his tweets, goes on Twitter break
 The Twittersphere was just a little bit quieter this morning after Marc Andreessen, father of the Tweetstorm, vacated the platform last night. While there’s no clear answer from him or oth...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 25, 2016
Techcrunch Unpicking the Gordian knot around blockchain patents
 As of June 22, 2016, there were 492 published patent families directed to the theme of blockchain and 192 relating to bitcoin. Patent applications filed over the last 18 months are not in these ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 25, 2016
Techcrunch Sol vs. Sol, for the fate of humanity
 I happened to spend much of this week in Abu Dhabi, from whence came, conveniently, the most important news of this week, month, year, and arguably decade. Yes, bigger than the American election...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, September 25, 2016
Techcrunch Investing in AI offers more rewards than risks
 It’s difficult to predict how artificial intelligence technology will change over the next 10 to 20 years, but there are plenty of gains to be made. By 2018, robots will supervise more tha...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Former Rothenberg employees allege mistreatment and cash management problems
 As TechCrunch has previously reported, there’s been an exodus of talent from the Rothenberg “ecosystem,” amid claims of a significant breach of fiduciary responsibilities and o...
08:57 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Just A Scratch
 The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, September 23, 2016. With two days until the First Debate, the waiting̵...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Were looking at cyberbullying the wrong way
 A bully is a bully and a troll is a troll, no matter where you go online. For as long as online mass communication has existed, online bullying has existed. To effectively address the issue of c...
07:43 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch The hopes and headaches of Snapchats glasses
 Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma. Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face. Can Snapc...
07:01 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Taking a swing for the Grammys with the new Lip Sync Battle app
 The art of the lip sync has had a profound impact on the state of our…ok no, but dammit is lip synching fun. For those of you locked in a Faraday cage, pretending to singhas become all the...
06:45 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Messaging app Telegram adds selfie masks, DIY GIFs
 With what looks to be an eye on Snapchat’s selfie-loving fanbase, messaging platform Telegram has beefed up its in-app photo editor in what it dubs an “entertainment-heavy updateR...
06:22 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch The ugly reality of an Oculus founders politics
 It hasn’t been a great couple of days for Facebook PR. For one thing, the company admitted that, due to an error, it has been significantly inflating its reports on average video view time...
06:18 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Brian Solis talks about why AI wont suck
 This week I got the chance to talk to a private hero of mine, Brian Solis. Solis is a digital analyst and speaker who talks about the future and how big brands – Coke, IBM – will int...
05:47 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch The ugly reality of an Oculus founders politics
 It hasn’t been a great couple of days for Facebook PR. For one thing, the company admitted that, due to an error, it has been significantly inflating its reports on average video view time...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Why is San Francisco trying to strangle its golden goose?
 Detroit doesn’t place burdensome regulations on automobile manufacturers, Idaho doesn’t put undue restrictions and hurdles in front of potato farmers and California takes steps to pr...
01:57 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Camera manufacturers, youre still missing the point. Be better.
 Spotted at Photokina, the world’s largest photography trade show: A professional photographer, taking a photo, then taking a picture off the back of their camera to share the photograph on...
12:35 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with Pictar, which adds buttons and wheels to your iPhone camera
 There’s no denying that your smartphone’s camera is getting better and better for every generation, but what’s a poor photography nerd to do about controllability? Miggo’...
12:23 pm GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Why Salesforce might be interested in Twitter
 Rumors wereflyingall day yesterday that Twitter is up for sale, and Salesforce.com could be a chief suitor. At this point, with so many possible bidders being reported, it’s hard to know w...
08:07 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Yis camera brings some underdog to the Micro Four Thirds market
 You may know Yi Technologies from its action cameras or its fancy, carbon-fiber drones, but at Photokina, the company launched its first mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera, the Yi M1. Sporting ...
05:41 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch A Google self-driving car crashed in Mt. View today
 A Google self-driving Lexus RX 450h was involved in a crash with a van in Mountain View, Calif. on Friday afternoon, according to local police. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the accident. Te...
05:41 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch A Google self-driving car involved in crash in Mt. View today
 A Google self-driving Lexus RX 450h was involved in a crash with a van in Mountain View, Calif. on Friday afternoon, according to local police. Another driver ran a red light and crashed into th...
05:41 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch A Google self-driving car was involved in crash in Mt. View today
 A Google self-driving Lexus RX 450h was involved in a crash with a van in Mountain View, Calif. on Friday afternoon, according to local police. Another driver ran a red light and crashed into th...
04:56 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Home furnishings retailer Dot & Bo closes down
 Online furniture retailer Dot & Bo has closed its doors today. The San Francisco-based company said in an announcement that it had been in “deep discussions to be acquired by a promine...
04:18 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus founder admits he funded pro-Trump group, but says he wont vote Trump
 A day after a Daily Beast story revealed that he had donated money to an organization supporting Donald Trump’s President run, Oculus founder (and Facebook employee) Palmer Luckey has come...
03:16 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchats 10 second video glasses are real and cost $130 bucks
 Snapchat’s long-rumored camera glasses are actually real. The startup’s first foray into hardware will be a pair of glasses called “Spectacles” and will go on sale this f...
03:16 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchats 10 second video glasses are real and cost $130
 Snapchat’s long-rumored camera glasses are actually real. The startup’s first foray into hardware will be a pair of glasses called “Spectacles” and will go on sale this f...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Twitters four possible buyers
Four companies are rumored to be wanting to acquire Twitter, UPS is testing a drone delivery service, a helium leak could have caused the Falcon 9 explosion, Airbnb files a $555 million round with the...
01:20 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Oh Snap! Looks like Snapchat could be rebranding
 Ephemeral media app Snapchat appears to be doing a little disappearing itself. A leaked video and domain records suggest that the company (though probably not the app) is preparing to rebrand as...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, September 24, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter scores with NFL deal
 With the start of the new NFL season, fans across the U.S. — indeed, the world — are turning their attention to who the winners and losers will be, and who’ll be making their w...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Police are increasingly using social media surveillance tools
 We’re approaching a level of social unrest that we haven’t seen since the days of the Civil Rights movement. That means law enforcement agencies are trying to figure out how to manag...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch $129 Google WiFi router that can team up with others tipped for Oct 4
 Google will build uponits OnHub strategy with a new simple Wi-Fi router for the home, according to a new report from Android Police. Dubbed simply Google WiFi, It will cost $129, the site report...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Jonah Peretti on staying innovative with BuzzFeed Open Lab
 What’s a media company doing making stuffed animals that can read your emotions? Figuring out the future, apparently. Received wisdom in business is that young companies innovate so natura...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Apples iTunes soon to serve up Spoken Editions of publishers content
 If you preferlistening to the news over reading the news, you’ll soon have a new way to do so, via iTunes. In the near future, you’ll be able to browse through a variety of podcasts ...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with HPs fun little photo printer
 HP, it seems, will always be a printer company. It’s an inescapable part of the company’s DNA.Precisely what shape that takes moving ahead, however, is another question entirely. Aft...
09:29 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Apptio rises 41% in cloud IPO
 Seattle-based Apptio went public on the Nasdaq today, seeing its shares rise nearly 41 percent on its first day of trading. The cloud software company, which targets CIOs, went public during a s...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Leica and Huawei express their love for each other with a joint research lab
 Before the iPhone 7 made dual lenses cool… no, scratch that, Huawei and Leica made it cool first (and plenty others made it dorky). The result of their collaboration, the P9, has sold well...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch The 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities
 Cities have always been hubs of technological experimentation, shaped by the people who inhabit them and the tools they use. We can still see the marks, both charming and garish, from technologi...
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.23.16
 This was a LIVE recording session of The Gillmor Gang – today with: John Taschek, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Today’s LIVE recording has concluded.Our ...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Marketers say Facebook video metrics scandal is overblown
 “The issue is being hugely overblown. Marketers do not care about it, and it has zero impact on spend.” That’s the response of Jason Stein, founder and CEO of 250-employee soci...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Maluuba wants to make chatbots smarter by teaching them how to read
 Maluuba launched its first Siri-like personal assistant at TC Disrupt San Francisco four years ago. Since then, the company hasraised $11 million and has licensed its technology to a number of h...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Apples auto rumors, GoPros new devices and CZIs $3B pledge
 This week, Yahoo came clean about a 2014 hack, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced a huge investment to cure disease, rumors swirled around possible car tech acquisitions for Apple and ...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch The biggest problem with Snapchats geofilter product
 Snapchat’s current geofilter product is a nightmare for event managers, brands, and any commercial business because anyone can coat-tail or hijack the space. Let’s say you’re h...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Tony Hawk, Rob Dyrdek tell us why skateboarders make good startup investors
 Skateboarders make great startup investors, according to Rob Dyrdek and Tony Hawk. The legendary skaters spoke to us about a mindset that helps them be on the lookout for the next big thing.R...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers new selfie check helps make sure riders get the driver theyre promised
 Uber is rolling out a new selfie security measure which will eventually cover the entire U.S. It’s a selfie system for drivers designed to help prevent driver fraud,so that you can more re...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch This adorable dog reviews Caspers new mattress
 Meet Henri, the middle malshi (a maltese/shih-tzu mix, apparently) who shares a Manhattan apartment with our Senior Video Producer, Veanne. Being the urbane, city dwelling sort, Henri agreed to ...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Machine learning could automate screening kids for speech and language disorders
 Screening for language disorders is best done early and often, but it’s not always easy to get the equipment and staff to every kid in a timely fashion. At least a basic level of screening...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX investigation suggests helium breach caused its Falcon 9 explosion
 SpaceX has a few answers about what might have caused the explosion of one of its Falcon 9 explosion on September 1. The rocket blew up while going through pre-launch prep on a landing pad, and ...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Defunct smart jewelry startup Cuff sued by vendors for unpaid work
 Cuff, the smart jewelry maker that promised a line of fashion wearables capable of sending emergency alerts to trusted family and friends, shut down earlier this year leaving a number of custome...
04:14 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Papa, whats a shitpost?
 As we romp further into this silly and messy political season it’s come to light that Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift and the boy who was last seen floating in a tropical paradis...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch UPS begins testing emergency drone deliveries with CyPhy
 Drones might one day blanket cities dropping off Amazon goods, but in the short-term, there’s plenty of opportunity for them to help out in limited engagements, where delivery via other me...
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts Bing mobile apps get support for Googles AMP
Bing, the search engine Microsoft pays you to use, is jumping on the AMP bandwagon. The open source AMP format is essentially Google’s version of Facebook’sInstantArticles and its stripped...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Apple said to be working on an Amazon Echo competitor
 With iOS 10, Apple firmly planted its flag in the smart home world. After a few years of laying the groundwork with Homekit functionality for third-party products, the company finally offered up...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Apples iMessage App Store already has over 1,650 apps, majority are sticker packs
 In just over a week, Apple’siMessage App Store has grown to over 1,650 applications and sticker packs – more than the original iPhone had at launch as well as the 1,000 total that we...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Extra early-bird ticket deadline for Disrupt London extended to Sept. 30
 Don’t say we never gave you anything, startup fans. We wanted to give you one more week to get deeply-discounted tickets to Disrupt London 2016, so you now have until next Friday, Septembe...
02:26 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Its not McLaren Racing, but McLaren Applied Technologies, that Apple is likely lusting after
 When racing cars have only hundredths of seconds between them, in a race where the time to change a tire means the difference between winning and losing (and the impact on millions of dollars in...
02:20 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Smarts entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017
 At some point, it’ll probably be commonplace, but as of its 2017 model year, Smart will be the only big car brand that can truthfully claim to offer both an electric drive and a gas-powere...
02:09 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch The multi-functional Balldur is a Swiss Army lamp
 At its minimalist worst, the Balldur is a cool looking lamp. Smooth wood and ceramic with a bulb that would make Thomas Edison proud, the Balldur (whatever that means) feels like an artifact fro...
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce, Google others eye up Twitter bid, says report and our sources
 Twitter continues to inch its way toa sale process, and the latest developments come in the form of reports of alleged bids. Today CNBC is reporting that both Google and Salesforce are intereste...
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, Verizon are all eyeing up a Twitter bid
 Twitter continues to inch its way toa sale process, and the latest developments come in the form of alleged bids from potentialbuyers. Today CNBC is reporting, and we have also independently hea...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Solve real problems, provide real solutions
 We love the internet. We love apps. We love the Internet of Things. But most importantly, we love ideas. The accessibility that the internet provides, however, is also what makes it unbelievably...
01:37 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Fresh Twitter departures include U.S. Moments lead and head of TV
 Rumors are swirling about potential acquirers for Twitter right now, but meanwhile the company is still seeing departures in some key staffing areas. Twitter’s head of TV Andrew Adashek, a...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch iHeartRadio will launch two paid, on-demand music services
 iHeartRadio could be getting more competitive with on-demand music services like Apple Music and Spotify next year. Launched by the radio and media company Clear Channel (which has since rebrand...
12:08 pm GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch RideGuru includes driver payouts in its price comparison service for ride hailing apps
 When you hail a cab via an on-demand app there’s more to consider than how much it’s going to cost you. How much the driver is getting paid is something you might want to think about...
11:28 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Drivers ed app Aceable raises $4 million
 Although self-driving vehicles feel like a near future reality, people still need driver’s licenses to get around independently in cars today. Now, an Austin, Texas startup called Aceable ...
09:53 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Is this the creepiest use of facial recognition tech yet?
 Welcome to the future, where you can face search for a live sex webcam performer and be served real-life humans to your telescreen who vaguely resemble the object of your desire within, well, ho...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Scientists get us a step closer to graphene implants
 Oh graphene, you wonderful, miracle substance. The one atom-thick latticed carbon material has been proposed as a way of revolutionizing everything from upload speeds to sports equipment. And if...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Today is the last day to save 400 on Disrupt London tickets
 Okay ladies and gents, you’ve procrastinated long enough. Disrupt London 2016 is only a few months away, and today is the final day to get extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt for the super...
07:54 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Podos $50 Bluetooth camera makes smartphone photography fun again
 After a smash-hit success crowdfunding campaign last year, Podo is back to do it all over again with the sequel to its Cruel Intentions-inspired camera. Turning any surface into an impromptu tri...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Yahoo confirms huge data breach
Yahoo confirms a huge data breach from 2014, Amazon launches Amazon Prints, Apple Buys Tuplejump, a machine learning startup, Fidelity Investments has the most investments in startup unicorns than any...
02:51 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook miscalculation significantly inflated average video view times for years
 Facebook has come clean on a slight error in how it presented video view time on its platform. A mismatch in how average video view time is calculated and how it is defined — resulting in ...
02:02 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch SGN becomes Jam City and announces a new Peanuts game
 Mobile gaming company SGN announced today that it has a new name, Jam City.This isn’t the first time the company has rebranded — it was called MindJolt before acquiring SGN and then ...
01:39 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Did I time travel or play Animation Throwdown for the entire day?
 Animation Throwdown is a new game from Fox Entertainment that pits the company’s popular adult cartoons Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, King of the Hill, American Dad and Futurama against...
01:32 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung says half of recalled Note 7s in the US have been exchanged mostly for new Note 7s
 In case you were wondering when you’ll stop receiving those “please turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 7” warnings before takeoff, well, we’re halfway there. Samsung annou...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, September 23, 2016
Techcrunch Who invests in hardware?
 We’re still in the early days of the hardware renaissance. Driven by decreased development costs, shorter times to market and a shift in hardware business models away from commoditized con...
11:14 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Google open sources image captioning model in TensorFlow
 Pretty much 100 percent of my generation is obsessed with Instagram. Unfortunately, I left the platform (sorry all) back in 2015.Simple reason, I am way too indecisive about which photos to post...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch 23andMes Anne Wojcicki has a plan to include better genetic data from people of color
 One of the first consumer genetic testing companies,23andMe says it aims to be at the forefront in gathering genetically diverse data throughout the world. The company just launched a standalone...
10:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Voxels are in vogue among indie developers
 It’s hip to be square — well, cubical, really. That’s the feeling I got from the amount of voxel-based offerings on the show floor at PAX West — and these 3D pixels fit t...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb files $555M round with the SEC led by Google Capital and TCV
 Airbnbformally filed a Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission this afternoon announcing that it had raised$555,462,180 in an equity deal. Last month TechCrunch independently verified...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Grocery deliveries via rolling drone will kick off in Washington, D.C. this fall
 Rolling robots will soon be making U.S. house calls, beginning with a trial run in Washington, D.C. this fall. Municipal regulators have approved use of Starship Technologies’ rolling deli...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Stick a Raspberry Pi into a Nintendo cartridge for some retro DIY fun
 In a particularly clever if destructive hack, a maker named Zach cleared out the guts of an NES cartridge and stuck in a Raspberry Pi Zero and an Amazon USB hub to create the ultimate retro NES ...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Gfycat raises $10 million to help creatives fire up the memes
 A startup called Gfycat (which is pronounced “Jiffy Cat”) has raised a mammoth $10 million seed round to turn its already popular user-generated content platform into a revenue gener...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo confirms state-sponsored attacker stole personal data of at least 500 million users
 As indicated by an earlierreport, Yahoo todayconfirmed it’s working with law enforcement to investigate a data breach which affected the account information of “at least” 500 m...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Instacart raises guaranteed delivery payout rates, removing tipping option
 Instacart COO Ravi Gupta will say that a bad day working in the on-demand economy can be plenty demoralizing even if offset by good well-paid days, and Instacart is going to be making some chang...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches its Daydream VR development tools out of beta
 Google’s VR platform Daydream is now ready for developers’ full attention, thanks to the release of the new Google VR SDK, which exitedfrom beta today. The kit will allow developers ...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch AutoMobility LA announces its top 10 startups
 AutoMobility LA, the new name for the press days before the public LA Auto Show in November, has announced the ten startups competing for visibility and mentoring opportunities. The board that c...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube puts $1M behind Creators for Change
 YouTube might be one of the only communities on earth more eccentric than Silicon Valley. You can find videos of cats pretending to be people, people pretending to be cats, and whatever the hell...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Intuit wants to turn TurboTax into a platform
 Intuit’s TurboTaxstores highly detailed financial data for millions of users who importtheir W2s, their banking data, info about their mortgages and more. Right now, all of this data is lo...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Apple acquires another machine learning company: Tuplejump
 Apple is on a machine learning company buying spree. After buying Perceptio at the end of 2015 and Turi just a few months ago, Apple has now acquired an India/US-based machine learning team, Tup...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch The CW goes after cord cutters with its own free, cross-platform streaming service
 As the number of cord cutters in the U.S. continues to grow, The CW isdoubling down on its own, subscription-free, over-the-top streaming service, which willnow become theonly way to watchin-sea...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk teases Oct. 28 Tesla and SolarCity solar roof, Powerwall and charger reveal
 Elon Musk is pumping up our expectations again: The Tesla CEO and founder said that he’s planning an October 28, Bay area unveiling of Tesla and SolarCity’s new solar roof product, w...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Making the case for a startup visa
 After failing to get their startup Udemy off the ground in their native Turkey, Eren Bali and Oktay Calar headed to the U.S. in 2009. Both knew that in the U.S., specifically Silicon Valley, the...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook enlists developers to outdo Snapchats filters with Profile Expression Kit
 Facebook sees 30 million updates to profiles each day, but it can’t build every tool to keep your photos and videos interesting. So today it’s globally rolling out its Profile Expres...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, updates desktop site
 LinkedIn, the social network for the working worldthat now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, today took the wraps off its newes...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Hackers post White House staffers private emails
 More White House staffer emails have been leaked, Politico reports, this time from the compromised private Gmail account of an employee who seemed to handle travel and other day-to-day schedulin...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tax compliance software company Avalara raises $96 million
 Deathand taxes may be the only two certainties in life (according to Ben Franklin), but tax compliance software provider Avalara has raised $96 million with a pitch to make one a lot less painfu...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch The JBL Reflect Aware is the first of a new crop of Lightning-only headphones
 As we hurtle noiselessly into a dystopian future, headphone makers have already started offering Lightning-only earbuds, something that should give early adopters some solace but might be a hard...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Sonys Xperia XZ and X Compact smartphones get US pricing and availability
 If you reside in the Sates, it’s probably best not to get your hopes up when it comes to Sony handsets. Availability has been, at best, spotty. That’s one of the reasons the two new ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Flywheel expands Uber-like system for taxi cabs to NYC
 Taxi startup Flywheel is officially making its move into New York City, with the aim to better equip old-school taxis to take on Uber andLyft. Flywheel recently received approval from the NYC Ta...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger adds group chat Polls and AI payment suggestions
 Facebook’s chat app wants to help you and your friends decide where to go for dinner or what movie to see, then use machine learning to remind you to pay them back. Today Messenger users o...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Kids can build a LEGO drone with Flybrix kits
 A company called Flybrix is putting legos on the wing. The San Francisco startup today began selling build-a-drone kits for kids age 14 and up comprised of: LEGO bricks, boom arms and motors tha...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Uber rival Grab partners with Nutonomy to test self-driving cars in Singapore
 Fresh from raising $750 million in new financing this week, Uber rival in Southeast Asia Grab is now making a move into the self-driving car space after it agreed to a partnership with NuTonomy,...
03:24 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla sues Michigan state officials over denial of direct sales and service
 Tesla has filed suit with the Western District Court of Michigan over its ability to sell its cars directly to consumers in the state, Electrek reports, as well as its ability to service vehicle...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Good news for the mutual fund company that holds the most unicorn stakes! Wait . . .
 A new report may have mutual fund investors beaming right now — and traditional venture investors sniggering.According to new research from the data company Pitchbook, Fidelity Investments...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Minecraft: Education Edition arrives November 1
 The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is finally arriving on November 1, following an extended testing and free trial period that began this summer. The version of Minecraft aimed at ...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is reportedly scouting South Korea for a new retail location
 It’s worth noting right off the bat that this is all still in the very early stages. Apple scouts plenty of locations for its stores, and plenty never come to fruition. But the fact that C...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Police use-of-force data is finally coming to light
 All we knew was that BART had received 66 complaints, with excessive use of force being the primary allegation, according to a 2010 audit. In 2015, when a homeless man was shot and killedonSkid ...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon undercuts rivals with launch of new photo printing service, Amazon Prints
 Watch out, Shutterfly. Amazon has quietlylaunched a new service called Amazon Prints, which allows consumers to print photos and custom photo books, and soon, other photo products like stationer...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch This new electric car is designed for a $37 weekly subscription service
 Europe continues to test the waters of shared vehicle ownership models, and the Amber One is a car designed to help eliminate the huge amount of time our own vehiclescurrently spend idle. The al...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Fotr forces you to print every iPhone photo you take
 When was the last time you printed a photo? Well, Fotr is a new iPhone app that wants to turn that trend on its head, by automatically printing every photo you take. The idea is to bring back an...
01:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Signia Venture Partners has $85 million in new funds to invest
 Signia Venture Partners has closed its second fund at $85 million to lead early-stage deals in emerging tech startups mostly in and around San Francisco. For the unfamiliar, Signia is typically ...
01:51 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch The Voyager Golden Record comes down to Earth
 The Voyager Golden Record wasn’t made for you. It was made for aliens. But if buying stuff that wasn’t originally intended for you isn’t what Kickstarter is for, I honestly don...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch You can now stream Android games to Facebook Live from your PC
 Game streaming is something that everyone working in streamed video wants a part of, and now Facebook Live can stream Android games (and other apps) via the BlueStacks desktop emulator for PC an...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Scale Model, the betaworks-backed tool for audience targeting, goes self serve
 Scale Model, the betaworks-backed marketing platform for better audience targeting, has today announced the launch of its fully-baked V2.Scale Model hooks into the Twitter Ads API to help brands...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Bumble will soon let users get verified in an effort to squash impersonators
 For some reason certain people feel the need to create a dating profile using someone else’s pictures. Whether it’s done toimpersonatesomeone else, bully someone or even just pull a ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch And now there are 500K active advertisers on Instagram
 For those of you following Instagram’s ad business, myheadline might seem a bit familiar — yes, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service announced another advertiser milestone back i...
12:58 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder invests in Vina as it inches toward friend-finding
 Tinder, the dating app to rule them all, has today announced that it participated as an investor in Vina’s latest funding round. Vina, a social network where girls can meet and nurture new...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch The new PAX 3 lets you vape both loose-leaf flower and concentrates
 Pax Labs, makers of some of the world’s most popular loose-leaf flower and nicotine vaporizers, has today announced a new flagship vaporizer in the form of the Pax 3. Not only is Pax 3 the...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch PAX Labs unveils the PAX Era, a new oil vaporizer
 These days, it’s not uncommon to see folks using oil pens instead of lighting up a good old-fashioned joint. PAX Labs, the makers of the Pax vaporizer line and the JUUL e-cig, are today an...
11:28 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Polaroids digital camera with a built-in printer is best avoided
 Polaroid’s shiny new camera with a built-in Nink printer, the Snap Touch, is available on pre-sale today, although if my experiences with it at Photokina are anything to go by, it’s ...
11:01 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Operator harnesses chatbots, humans, and $15M to sell US goods to China
 With a little personal shopping assistance, Operator thinks Chinese citizens will pounce on American products sold through its conversational shopping app. The promise of becoming the guided com...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch CrunchMatch is coming to Disrupt London to match investors with startups
 At Disrupt London, this coming December, it will be easier than ever for investors to find companies that fit their investment strategy. For the first time TechCrunch is bringing its CrunchMatch...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Only two days left to save big on Disrupt London tickets
Pay attention, European startup fans. TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 is fast approaching, and soon thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and tech enthusiasts will make their way to London’s Copp...
09:55 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Handmade, Amazons Etsy rival, expands into Europe
 Amazon continues to try to turn the screws on its competition through its scale, and nowit’s the turn of Handmade, the e-commerce giant’s marketplace for arts and crafts that compete...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Mike Lynch, Autonomy Founder and now VC, will appear at Disrupt London
 TechCrunch Disrupt London is coming! From December 5 to 6 in the Olympic Village’s Copper Box Arena, you see see incredible speakers and visit the enormous Startup Alley, as well as the fa...
08:05 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch PicsArt drizzles Prisma-style magic on your pics and videos
 PicsArt today launched a brand new pair of apps for iOS, adding Prisma-like effects for photographs and videos to the visually stimulating toolbox that lives inside your phone. The company also ...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Ghostdrone has one-year klutz-insurance and beginner-friendly controls
 Not one for the self-conscious, Ghostdrone 2.0 VR from Ehang adds a new twist to flying an UAV around. Rather than using a traditional controller, to fly the Ghostdrone VR, the user dons a heads...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Airware buys Redbird to build a full-stack drone services empire
 “I want to be the global leader. I don’t want to build the non-relevant European or French player.” That’s why Emmanuel de Maistre just sold Redbird, his drone-powered an...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Virtual reality in Japan
 I spent aweek in Tokyo last month as a speaker at the CEDEC gaming conference. Had you asked 10 year old me about Japan, I would have conjured up images of Godzilla, Dragon Ball Z, and ninjas. F...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Chan Zuckerberg $3 billion investment to cure disease
Apple might buy McLaren, YouTube implements a new site moderation platform, Netflix to triple the amount of original content that it produces, Lemonade wants to change the way people get renters and h...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch McKinsey says digital finance adoption could add trillions to high growth economies
 Adoption of digital finance could add $3.7 trillion dollars to the GDP of emerging markets economies, including $1.1 trillion in China alone, according to a new McKinsey & Company report. Th...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Weebly updates its website builder with a focus on e-commerce and marketing
 Weebly launched a new version of its platform today. While the company started out as an easy-to-use website creator and editor (I used it to build my own website), CEO David Rusenko said that w...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, September 22, 2016
Techcrunch Y Combinator signs up to Founders Pledge charity scheme for social causes
 There’s always been an ongoing conversation amongst successful tech entrepreneurs about how to “give back.” Not everyone can afford to found an entire hospital, and yet many fe...
11:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Flickr is shutting down Marketplace, its commercial photo licensing program
 Two years ago Flickr rolled out Marketplace, a photo licensing service that was meant to help Flickr users get paid by big websites and media properties who wanted to use that user’s photo...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Aria Systems launches automotive recurring revenue platform
 Aria Systems is bringing together the chocolate of usage- and subscription-based revenue opportunities with the peanut butter of increasingly connected automotive systems. The resulting candy (t...
10:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Scientists teach machines to hunt and kill humans in Doom deathmatch mode
 You know how sometimes you look at a piece of research and think, “I suppose it’s an interesting technical problem, but isn’t teaching an AI to hunt and kill humans a pursuit f...
10:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Joby proves that selfie sticks can, indeed, get sillier
 Whenever you see wide shots of a TV audience, you see huge contraptions with cameras on them, enabling TV folks to create fantastic swooping shots. If you want some of that in your life, Joby ca...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Cybersecurity is threatening Americas military supremacy
 The sparsely populated Spratly Islands are quickly becoming the center of one of the most contentious international disputes between world powers since the fall of the Soviet Union. Alarmingly, ...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Blizzard kills the classic Battle.net brand after 20 years
 Only ’90s kids will remember this. Read More ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch ReplyBuy brings an AI concierge to the sports and entertainment market
 Whether you’re a high school student or an NFL team owner, everybody texts.ReplyBuy, a finalistin the1st and Future competition, wants to use the text message to get you tickets for sporti...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch The Trade Desk finishes strong at $30.10 per share after its first day on NASDAQ
 Things are looking up for adtech companies on Wall Street — or at least for one of them. The Trade Desk debuted on NASDAQ today at a price of $28.75 per share, up nearly 60 percent from it...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters new transparency report is disclosure done right
 It’s common practice these days for companies that hold significant amounts of user data to publish transparency reports. Google, Facebook, Dropbox and Slack all put out their numbers on a...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Talking self-driving cars, IPOs, and whats next, with True Ventures
 A few weeks ago,True Venturesclosed its newest, early-stage fund with $310 million, which is just a slight step up from its last, $295 million fund, despite some enormous wins like the wearable ...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Talking self-driving cars, IPOs and whats next, with True Ventures
 A few weeks ago,True Venturesclosed its newest, early-stage fund with $310 million, which is just a slight step up from its last, $295 million fund, despite some enormous wins like Fitbit, whose...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Bots are waging passive-aggressive war on Wikipedia
 Bots are a useful tool on Wikipedia: they identify and undo vandalism, add links, and perform other tedious tasks set by their human masters. But even these automated helpers come into conflict,...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Waze launches Bluetooth beacons to avoid tunnel blackouts
 Waze’s engaged community is definitely its most powerful asset, and now the company wants to broaden its community to include tunnel operators who want to fill in the current gaps in wirel...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Hulus VR app is getting original comedy and news programs
 Virtual reality needs content if it’s ever going to take off in a meaningful way. And while thus far that’s largely been focused on gaming, we’re finallystarting to see studios...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple could also be in talks to acquire Lit Motors
 Apple is rumored to be in talks to acquire McLaren, but that’s not all. While the New York Times was digging on the McLaren story, they also found out that Apple is also talking with Lit M...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces investment to cure disease
 The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative just announced a new program to help cure disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was first announced in December alongside the birth of the couple’s daughte...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces $3 billion investment to cure disease
 The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative just announced a new program informally called Chan Zuckerberg Science to invest $3 billion over the next decade to help cure, prevent, or manage all disease. The ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch The 25 most memorable quotes from Disrupt SF 2016
 Disrupt SF had an amazing lineup of speakers from Marc Andereessen to Steph Curry. Weren’t able to catch every second? The TechCrunch social team has compiled the 25 best quotes from the e...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Data scientists need to swap sex appeal for power
 If you go by the latest headlines, the data scientist is the most coveted and scarce enterprise commodity on the employment market. But you could just as easily argue that it’s a trendy ti...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo View brings Hulus free programming to mobile, but is limited to clips
 Yahoo View, the company’s recently launched gambit to go after cord cutters by offering free video content from Hulu, is now available on mobile. Yahoo has justdebutedan iOS version of the...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Self-driving Uber vehicles spotted on the streets of San Francisco
 Several folks started noticing self-driving Uber cars in downtown San Francisco yesterday, fueling speculation the ridesharing company could soon be deploying autonomous vehicles for commercial ...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Ring Stick Up Cam and Solar Panel combo provides peace of mind
 At a glance 6-12 month battery (without solar panel) Two-way audio Infrared LEDs for night vision Pros Easy to install, with most tools included Wireless design means more mountingoptions Cons N...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Google lands in hot water after backtracking on earlier Allo privacy promise
 When Google first announced Allo, its newest chat app, there was some controversy around why the service didn’t use end-to-end encryption by default and only in its Incognito mode. The rea...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Kids need to reclaim their data and security especially at school
 Another school year is now in full swing, which for many kids meansreconnecting with friendsand learning.Italso means a start of another data collection cycle that is neither visible nortrulyopt...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple just dropped the first iOS beta for the iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode
 Surprise! You thought you were done with iOS 10 beta for a while? Apple already released the iOS 10.1 beta 1 for developers. This beta has one new feature in particular — the portrait mode...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Tinders newest app, Tinder Stacks, lets you swipe on anything
 Tinder today is launching a new application for social polling. The company announced the debut of “Tinder Stacks,” an app for iMessage users that will let you use the “swipe t...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Hands on with the iPhone 7 Plus crazy new Portrait mode
 It’s a software feature that used the two lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus to create the look and feel of an image shot with portrait settings on a camera with a telephoto lens. Simply put: a p...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Orangemonkie makes your Etsy and eBay photos less crap
 As any Etsy seller will tell you, photography is up there with the top most important parts of your sales listing. And yet, there’s a load of sellers who are great at making doo-dahs, but ...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Kindle for Kids is like regular Kindle, only for kids
 As the debate over kids and screen time rages on, Amazon offers up a happy medium of sorts. The online retail giant is sellinga bundled version of its Kindle focused specifically onyoung readers...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch BrightFarms raises $30.1 million to set up futuristic greenhouses across the U.S.
 Agriculture tech startup BrightFarms has raised $30.1 million in Series C funding to bring its high-tech greenhouses, and fresh produce, across the U.S. The company is on a mission to make all f...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Join TechCrunch at SOMA, The Musical
 Whether in the once-sizzling pages of Valleywag or on the screen of HBO,most of SV can, at the very least, tolerate a good roast.Either way, we’d better all be ready.The next roast is comi...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Pharma hackers create a DIY EpiPen, the EpiPencil
 The EpiPen, a spring-loaded device full epinephrine, of has entered the pantheon of modern pharmaceutical chicanery of late after its maker raised its price to $600 a unit. Now, however, you can...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Everalbum is proof that SMS invite spam still works
 Developers call it “growth hacking.” Recipientscall it spam. The latest app to engage in the less-than-wholesome practice of asking users to textinvite links to your entire contact l...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Performance rights group ASCAP announces a new digital team
 There’s a new digital team at the American of Society of Composers, Authors, and Performers. ASCAP is a nonprofit organization that helps songwriters track and get paid for performances of...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Those Nike self-lacing shoes will arrive the week after Thanksgiving
 The shoes you’ve been waiting for since roughly 1989 finally have a release date. After months of teasing the HyperAdapt 1.0, Nike is finally ready to bring its self-lacing shoes to the ma...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube enlists volunteers to moderate its site via a new YouTube Heroes program
 Earlier this month, YouTube launched its own social network of sorts with the debut of YouTube Community; now it’s enlisting help from viewers to help moderate it, along with other content...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is in talks with McLaren for a potential acquisition, report says
 Apple, the tech company, is negotiating with McLaren, the car manufacturer, according to the Financial Times. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. These negotiations have been ongoing for mont...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Old timey roller coasters and new timey virtual reality
Here is an audio version of the below article as how it should be read. (Play it while you read for an extra special experience) The spot was Magic Mountain, California. It was a hot summer day —...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch HPs new photo printer is almost as good as owning an instant camera
 You could go in for the full-throated nostalgia of an instant printer like the Fujifilm Instax or that new dealie from Leica, or you can pick up one of these thingsand let your smartphone do all...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch To make good VR, you need good VR content. Z Cam is eager to help
 Z Cam just launched its S1 camera. Aimed at the VR crowd, it captures four perfectly synchronized 4K streams for high-end 360 video recording. The company is gunning for GoPro’s $15k Odyss...
02:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla 8.0 software update with new Autopilot features begins rolling out tonight
 Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk just revealed that the 8.0 update which includes big Autopilot improvementswill begin going live for Model S and Model X owners later tonight. The over-the-air up...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch NBC will stream the debates and other election coverage in VR, starting tonight
 Facebook is live streaming the presidential debates with help from ABC News, and Twitter this morning announced it will host its own live streams, courtesy of a Bloomberg partnership. NBC, howev...
01:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Michael Kors lends its name to a gold-colored Fujifilm instant camera
 Slowly but surely Michael Kors is becoming a technology brand. The company recently lent its name to an Android smartwatch. I tried it out. It was, I don’t know, fine I guess. But mostly i...
01:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch With Kla Bebe, any smartphone is a 3D camera
 If you spotted the iPhone 7 Plus launch and hung your head in sadness because the dual lenses weren’t for 3D photography, Kla’s new Bebe might be the solution you’re looking fo...
01:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter to live stream U.S. Presidential debates via Bloomberg partnership
 Twitter will be live streaming all of the U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, beginning Monday, September 26. The streams will come from Bloomberg TV’s live broadcast, and are...
01:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch InfluxData closes $16 million Series B led by Battery Ventures to organize IOT data
 Imagine for a moment thatyou’re riding in one of John Zimmer’s proposed autonomous sleeper cars and you’re fast asleep on a road trip across the state. All of the sensors on th...
01:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Pepperfry raises $31M to expand its online furniture sales business in India
 Online furniture and home furnishings retailer Pepperfry has raised $31 million to expand its business across India. Read More ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch New messaging platform Mobilize raises $6.5 million
 Group messaging continues to be a problem that large organizations have trouble solving. And its an area where venture investors have spent millions. While many people use Slack, orcommunication...
12:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix wants 50% of its library to be original content
 Netflix is looking to shift its content mix even further towards original TV and movies, with a goal of achieving a 50 percent mix between its own programming and stuff licensed for its use by o...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch The internet belongs to the world, not to Ted Cruz
 Congressional Republicans have recently taken a new hostage in their never-ending stream of threats to shut down the government. This time, their target is the transfer of control of usually uns...
11:59 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Gametime raises $20 million to sell last-minute, textable tickets to sporting events and concerts
 Gametime has raised $20 million in venture funding for an app that allows people to find and buy tickets to a nearby concert or sporting event at the last minute, and even up to a half-hour afte...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Troops, a Slackbot for sales, raises $7 million
 It’s a sales world these days. CRM rules everything aroundme (and my colleagues) seemingly every day; with a new financing, launch, or app that’s designed to make the life of the bus...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Pay-per-mile insurance startup Metromile raises $191.5M, acquires Mosaic Insurance
 Theautomotiveindustry is in fluxwith the rise of self-driving and electric cars, and the concept of car ownership altogether being thrown into question. With this, the car insurance industry is ...
11:20 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch DailyRounds is a social network/medical journal for doctors
 DailyRounds, a service for doctors that combines elements of a social network and a medical journal, has landed undisclosed funding led by venture capital giant Accel. Beenos, Powerhouse Venture...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Imbellus raises $4 million for better candidate screening
 Does a stellar SAT score and a perfect GPA mean that you’re the right candidate for the job? Not necessarily, according to Rebecca Kantar, founder of Imbellus. She believes her team has a ...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Less exciting than Beyonces album, but maybe more rewarding, Lemonade launches new insurance plans
 The new insurance company, Lemonade, is finally able to take the covers off of its radical (and pretty freaking cool)insurance plans. The company has received its initial license in New York as ...
10:04 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch After a long journey, WAYN gets picked up by its dotcom-era brother, Lastminute.com
 Fourteen years is a long time to be a startup, but long-time travel social network WAYN has finally cashed in its chips and sold to (almost equally old) online travel pioneer Lastminute.com Grou...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Former Battlefield finalist Photomaths app can now solve your handwritten math problems
 Learning any new subject can be challenging — for many students, that subject is math. Fortunately, Photomath is here to help. Photomath, a finalist in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt E...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Looking to leapfrog the power grid, d.light raises $22 million for solar in emerging markets
 The development of mobile payment platforms, increasing options for providing debt, and cheaper and better off-grid solar power systems are presenting countries around the world with a chance to...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch World Remit CEO Ismail Ahmed to speak at Disrupt London
 TechCrunch Disrupt London is coming this December. The two-day conference runs December 5 to 6 in the Olympic Village’s Copper Box Arena and features Startup Alley and Startup Battlefield ...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Nucleus raises $5.6M in Series A funding led by Amazons Alexa fund
 Nucleus, the home intercom system which started shipping in August, has closed $5.6M in Series A Funding. The round was led by Amazon’s Alexa fund, which invests in promising startups that...
08:53 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch OurCrowd raises another $72M to build out its equity crowdfunding platform
 OurCrowd, the crowdfunding platform that gives backers equity in the companies they support, today announced that it hasraised $72 million in a Series C round of funding, and expects the final f...
07:05 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Foolography adds tech your camera should have had in the first place
 With Unleashed, Foolography is launching the smartest SLR camera remote control yet. Instead of using the camera’s remote control port or trying to futz about with Wi-Fi, the company chose...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch European insurance tech startup FinanceFox closes $28M Series A
 “We’re not a bunch of startup dudes saying we’re disrupting insurance… we’re not a bunch of arrogant pricks,” FinanceFox co-founder and CEO Julian Teicke told...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Allo brings Googles smarts to messaging
 Google firstannouncedAllo and Duo, its new messaging and video chat apps, at its I/O developer conference earlier this year. Duo launched about a month ago and today it’s Allo’s turn...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, September 21, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | macOS Sierra now available
Etsy buys machine learning company Blackbird, Ludela is launching a smart candle, The new MacOS Sierra is out, LeEco closed a billion-dollar round for an electric car and Uber rival Grab raises $750 M...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch NASAs asteroid-harvesting mission solicits proposals for its robotic spacecraft
 Asteroid mining is coming soon to a planet near you: this planet, and in 2021, to be specific. But NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission has lots of work to do before that point. Today the spac...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Federal policy for self-driving cars pushes data sharing
 But the tech-filled vehicles will become data goldmines for governments, manufacturers, and hackers — and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is making sure it gets access t...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch The Oculus Touch motion controllers will cost many moneys
 Oculus is just months away from releasing theTouch controllers and we now have a better idea of just how much they’ll hurt your wallet.A GAME store display revealed that the launch price o...
10:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch North Korea accidentally lets slip all its .KP domains and there arent many
 North Korea is famously secretive and restrictive — the regime goes to great lengths to both prevent the outside world from learning what goes on there and prevent its citizens from learni...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Up the mountain with GoPro
 “Demand for GoPro is better than it’s ever been,” Nick Woodman explained to a rapt audience at GoPro’s mountain press conference yesterday. “Demand is kicking tail,...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs replacement Note 7 units are starting to hit US stores
 I’m writing this from a plane. As we boarded, the flight attended asked that we not use or charge our “Samsung 7” phones on the plane. The wording was a little awkward, but the...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Mike Rothenberg allegedly wired $5.2 million from Silicon Valley Bank without investor permission
 As we first reported last month, Mike Rothenberg, the beleaguered founder of the San Francisco-based venture firm Rothenberg Ventures, has been involved in an ongoing SEC inquiry intopossiblydec...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch DeepMind wants its healthcare AI to charge by results but first it needs your data
 Mark your Google calendars because from today ‘Don’t be evil’ rides again, via the DeepMind AI division of the Alphabet ad giant, as a hippocratic assurance to ‘Do no har...
08:08 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Tumblr brings Apples Live Photos to the web
 Tumblr today is bringing Live Photos to the web version of its service, while also rolling out tools that will allow other web developers to do the same. The company has released an open source ...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Timeulars neat little device to make time tracking fun is now on sale via Kickstarter
 Last week we wrote about Timeular, a nifty little box that makes the dreaded chore of tracking your time at work easy, and now it is available on Kickstarter. Read More ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft wants to crack the cancer code using artificial intelligence
 Cancer is like a computer virus and can be ‘solved’ by cracking the code, according to Microsoft. The computer software company says its researchers are using artificial intelligence...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Hacking for investor profit
 Just over four years ago, I sat through what still is the most viscerally disturbing information security talk I’ve ever seen. The late Barnaby Jack, a brilliant security researcher, had j...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Makerbot doubles-down on its sure bets, professionals and teachers
 The promise of premium home 3D printing hasn’t panned out. Hobbyist printers are common and cheap these days – there are plenty of models at around $500, the price of a really good l...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Kickstarter is breaking down assumptions about where innovation can occur
 While it’s easy to point to products like the Pebble Smart Watch as a sign that crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are gaining ground against traditional institutional financiers and ange...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch BMW Films are back to wow a new generation of potential car lovers
 Probably the first time I saw Clive Owen, it was in a “film” commissioned by BMW to advertise its cars. At the time, I didn’t really care all that much about cars (I had one, a...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla patches exploit that left Model S potentially vulnerable to remote access
 Tesla moved quickly to patch a vulnerability discovered by Tencent security research team Keen Security Lab that rendered the Model S susceptible to remote attacks, provided the Tesla Model S wa...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook makes its dynamic ads more friendly to brick-and-mortar retailers
 Facebook just announced some new features for its dynamic ads, aimed at making the format more appealing to businesses with brick-and-mortar stores. Facebook’s dynamic ads show you differe...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Accessory for prosthetic limbs lets users interact directly with digital media
 When someone has lost a hand, particularly the dominant one, it can be a real challenge to do the simple clicks and drags that all of us take for granted on our desktops and laptops. A German de...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with Leica Sofort instant camera
 Leica, the company best known for its soul-fryingly expensive, lovingly hand-crafted high-end rangefinder cameras, recently launched the Sofort. It’s a $300 Polaroid-style instant camera t...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch macOS Sierra review: the Mac is now a mature platform
 A new update means that many smart writers are publishing reviews showing the many new features of macOS Sierra. I’ll leave the hyper technical reviews to them. Based on three months of te...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram rolls out a Save Draft feature to all users
 Following tests earlier this year, Instagram today confirmed it’s rolling out a“Save Draft” feature to all users. Thisaddition means you’re now able to begin working on a...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch True Ventures just led a $12 million investment in still-stealth Brava
 If you’re curious to learn about the latest investment out of San Francisco-based True Ventures, you’ll have tobe patient. Though the firm is disclosing that it has led a whopping $1...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch These IndyCar pictures show how important the new iPhones dual lenses will be to photographers
 The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launched last week, and one of the most hyped features has been the camera(s). This is especially true with the 7 Plus, which now hastwo cameras — one wide angle an...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Terence Crutchers shooting absent from Facebook Trends
 Facebook says 53,000 people are talking about Terrence Crutcher’s death by police, but instead it’s showing me Trends about Xbox, a Game Of Thrones actor, and New Jersey’s gove...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google brings non-news AMP links to its mobile search results
 When Google launched its AMP project for making mobile websites load faster, it was mostly about news sites and you’d only see AMP links in the Top Stories section of the company’s s...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Transits public transportation tracking app gets a big overhaul and $2.4M in funding
 A big annoying experience of living in a city is checking a site like Nextbus for your bus or rail’s arrival time, and then getting there only to find that you’ve missed it by a spli...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest hires a head of engineering for its new Seattle office
 While there’s plenty of talent in the San Francisco Bay Area — where Pinterest’s main office is over at 5th and Brannan in San Francisco — it can be very costly to find a...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch macOS Sierra is now available to download
 After a summer of beta versions, Apple has just released the final version of macOS Sierra. macOS Sierra is the major update of OS X El Capitan — yes, OS X is dead, long live macOS. Other ...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google Drive gets more Google-like with debut of smarter search
 The search box in Google Drive is getting an upgrade that will make it function more like Google Search, Google announced this morning. The improvements include a new autocorrect feature which w...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Heres MakerBots bid for the future
 The other week, I spoke with the new CEO of 3D Systems. He told me that he believes the consumer 3D printing business “is not real.”That’s not exactly the vote of confidence on...
04:43 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Angel.ai, a company that builds chat bots, acqui-hired by Amazon
 It looks like Google, which yesterday acquired API.ai, a company that helps developers build conversational interfaces, isn’t the only major tech company hoovering up chat bot talent. Tech...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Heres the full U.S. Federal Automated Vehicles Policy
 The U.S. Federal Government noted yesterday that it would be releasing an autonomous vehicle policy designed to help guide the safe development of driverless tech, while also allowing flexibilit...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Seriously, we dont need smartphone-controlled candles
 You don’t have to spend a long time in tech journalism before you get pitched a whole stack of companies that make you scratch your head and ask yourself “why?” LuDela is one e...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Subscription clothing service Stitch Fix expands to Mens, still cant figure out how to take my money
 Stitch Fix can’t figure out how to take my money, but they’re expanding to include men’s clothing now. Good luck with that! Oh, am I going to write a blog post on TechCrunch ab...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Sun and Moon will let you clean and care for your Pokmon
 The new Pokmon Sun and Moon games are still a couple of months away, with a release date set for November 18, but the news keeps trickling out about its new Pokmon and features. The new Pokmon r...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch When every company is a tech company, valuations go insane
 Users, subscribers, growth, global expansion, minimal marginal costs, the promise of future success; this all sounds a bit like the verbiage of a tech company — and that’s because th...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Chinas LeEco raises $1.08B to build its electric sports car
 The Chinese market for electric vehicles is hot, and the latest indicator is a $1.08 billion raise from China’s LeEco, a Beijing-based web video company (which now dabbles in everything fr...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Sainsburys exits digital entertainment, hands over e-book business to Kobo
 Once again, a bigretailer in the UK is pulling away from its ambitions to move into digital media. Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s preparing to exit the digital entertainment business. As pa...
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch ABC News teams up with Facebook to live stream the 2016 general election debates
 No TV? No problem – you can still catch the debates. This morning, ABC News and Facebook announced they areagain teaming up to bring live coverage of the U.S. 2016 Presidential election to...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Spiris prototype 200-mile EV is made for on-demand carpooling
 Danish startup Spiri revealed their on-demand carpooling service in late August, and is now ready to show off its first prototype vehicle. The company decided to build its own all-electric car f...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch This MIT device can tell if youre happy, sad or angry using wireless signals
 Photographic cues have helped systems like Microsoft’s Emotion API detect human feewith decent accuracy, but a new research project from MIT’s Computers Science and Artificial Intell...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon will come to Nintendos category-busting NX console
 Surprising no one, The Pokmon Company’s CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara told the WSJ in an interview that Pokmon games will appear on Pokmon’s upcoming console, which is codenamed the “...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Business process platform Progressly nabs Ruslan Belkin and announces $6M Series A from 8VC
 Progressly, a new platform for supporting growth within large enterprises, just got a big boost in both money and staffing. Ruslan Belkin, a former top exec from Twitter and Linkedinwill be join...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch SanDisks 1TB SD card has more storage than my computer
 Higher resolution is making for larger video and images, but luckily, flash memory capacity seems to be keeping pace. A new SDXC card from SanDisk unveiled today has 1TB of space available, whic...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch CloudFlare adds lots of new encryption features
 CloudFlare is encrypting its corner of the internet. The company announced today that it has rolled outnew encryption features for all the websites it protects: TLS 1.3, automatic HTTPS rewrites...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder taps Spotify to let you add music to your profile
 Tinder is teaming up with Spotify to give users a new way to judge each other.Just as Tinder allowed folks to connect their Instagram accounts to their Tinder profile, the same is now true for S...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Runnable wants to make developers more productive
Back in 2013, Runnable launched with the mission to become the “YouTube of code” that allowed its users to find and run code snippets on its site. Times have changed, though, and the well-...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Canarys new security camera cuts the cord to tackle the great outdoors
 I’m a bit surprised Canary didn’t just go ahead and make the Flex its flagship. For starters, the camera is just a heck of a lot nicer looking than its predecessor, a white (or black...
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch A quick scan of my new apartment in virtual reality
 I didn’t expect that a career in tech journalism would one day leave me crowded in my bathroom with tech execs hiding from a high-powered, depth-sensing VR camera, but here we are.Earlier ...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch IBM and MIT partner up to create AI that understands sight and sound the way we do
 When you see or hear something happen, you can instantly describe it: “a girl in a blue shirt caught a ball thrown by a baseball player,” or “a dog runs along the beach.”...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch The company behind Standard Hotels is launching One Night, a same-day booking app to rival Hotel Tonight
 Anyone interested in the intersection of travel and technology knows that Hotel Tonightbasically revolutionize the same-day hotel booking industry. Launched in 2011, Hotel Tonight’s app le...
11:29 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Vroom raises $50 million to make buying a used car as easy as shoe shopping online
 Gunning to become the top seller of used cars online, Vroom Inc. has raised $50 million in a Series E round of equity funding, bringing its total capital raised to $218 million to-date.The marke...
11:20 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter lays off around 20, shuts down engineering office in Bangalore, India
 Reports may beswirlingabout Twitter exploring a sale of all or a partof its company, but in the meantime, thesocial media platform is trimming down internationally. Twitter is shutting down its ...
11:20 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter lays off around 20, shuts down engineering in Bangalore, India
 Reports may beswirlingabout Twitter exploring a sale of all or a partof its company, but in the meantime, thesocial media platform is trimming down internationally. Twitter is shutting down its ...
10:40 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Healthtech, Fintech and AI dominates Techstars London Demo Day
 Healthtech, Fintech and AI dominated Techstars London Demo day today in London. At a packed venue (the famous Royal Institution, no less) the teams demo’d their products in short pitches. ...
10:40 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Healthtech, Fintech, and AI dominate Techstars London Demo Day
 Healthtech, Fintech and AI dominated Techstars London Demo day today in London. At a packed venue (the famous Royal Institution, no less) the teams demo’d their products in short pitches. ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Robo Wunderkind raises $500k and releases new apps for its robot that anyone can build
 When we last saw Robo Wunderkind, the company was on stage as part of the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt SF 2015. This week it is announcing that it has closed an additional $500,00...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch HTCs new midrange phones are focused on selfies and sound
 Desire is, of course, a relative thing*. For some, it’s the impulse that compels us to work hard or create. It’s about love and about lust, a passion that keeps us pushing ever forwa...
08:30 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Twilio acquires Kurento and launches Voice Insights for monitoring WebRTC performance
 Twilio, which is currently hosting the European version of its Signal conference in London, today announced its first acquisition after its successful IPO in June. This one is a bit complicated,...
08:16 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Operas desktop browser with a built-in VPN is now available to all
 Opera has become the first browser maker to ship a desktop internet browser that includes an unlimited VPN service baked-in. Read More ...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch French online restaurant FoodChri raises 6M Series A
 French food delivery startup FoodChri, which operates an online only restaurant along the lines of EatFirst in the UK or Munchery’s original model in the US, has raised 6 million in Series...
04:17 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch StarOfService raises $10 million for its service marketplace
 French startup StarOfService just raised another $10 million for its European Thumbtack alternative. Andrea Piccioni and Silvio Pagliani, ENERN Investments and Point Nine Capital participated in...
04:01 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Chevrolet Bolt EV starts at $29,995 U.S. with federal tax credits
 Chevrolet’s new Bolt EV is a vehicle that Wired has dubbed “Tesla-walloping,” and its pricing seems like a direct shot at Tesla’s lineup, including the forthcoming Model ...
03:35 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | GoPro Releases the new Karma Drone
Gopro, Drone, Karma, Nikon, Camera, Twiter, Hero5, session, Nick Woodman, keymission, nikon, 360, 170, 80, users, increase, lyft, autonomous, driving, Foundry, Group, Sixth, Fund, fitbit, Gnip, Datahe...
02:15 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Sony asserts its place at the grownups table with new flagship SLR camera
 At the Photokina trade show, Sony launched a long-awaited followup to its aging flagship SLR camera. The Sony A99 II sports high-resolution sensors, 5-axis image stabilization, a raft of high-en...
02:10 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Cross-channel ad startup AdStage raises $2M
 AdStage announced today that it has raised an additional $2 million from Verizon Ventures. The company offers tools for businesses to manage their ad campaigns across Facebook, Google, Bing and ...
02:04 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Grab, Ubers arch rival in Southeast Asia, raises $750M led by SoftBank
 Grab, the largest company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, has confirmed that it has raised $750 million in fresh capital. This is the company’s Series F round, and it was led by existing ...
02:04 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Uber rival Grab raises $750M led by SoftBank at a $3B valuation
 Grab, the largest company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, has confirmed that it has raised $750 million in fresh capital. This is the company’s Series F round, and it was led by existing ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch How blockchain will grow beyond bitcoin
 Since its advent in 2009, bitcoin’s decentralized, broker-less and secure mechanism to send money across the world has steadily risen in popularity and adoption. Of equal — if not gr...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch U.S. federal guidelines for self-driving cars say they will lead to safer roads
 The U.S. government revealed its much-anticipatedFederal Automated Vehicles policy on Monday evening, detailing its 15-point Safety Assessment to be rolled out fully on Tuesday, which is designe...
01:26 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google sends out invites for its October 4 Pixel phones event
 Google just sent out invites for an event in San Francisco on October 4th.Rumor has it that the company will reveal its next smartphones at the event. While the invite itself only features Googl...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, September 20, 2016
Techcrunch Insider, a marketing platform for emerging markets, secures $2.2M to expand
Insider, a unified online marketing platform out of Turkey, has secured a $2.2 million Series A round of financing, bringing its total funding since launching in 2012 to $3.3 million. That may not sou...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb faces fresh crackdown in Barcelona as city council asks residents to report illegal rentals
 Airbnb is facing a further squeeze on its activities in Barcelona, the Catalonian capital that’s hugely popular with tourists — ramping up tension with local communities dealing with...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch What reset? Both seed and late-stage valuations just hit record levels, says new report
 Investors are valuing seed-stage startups at the highest levels ever, according new report published by the private deals database Pitchbook. According to its analysis, the pre-money valuation f...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch What reset? Both seed- and late-stage valuations just hit record levels, says new report
 Investors are valuing seed-stage startups at the highest levels ever, according to a new report published by the private deals database Pitchbook. According to its analysis, the pre-money valuat...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch The evolving road of beacon tech
 When Apple launched its iBeacon protocol at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in 2013 it laid the foundation for an entire new industry — the proximity industry. Three years later,...
10:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Bower & Wilkins P7 wireless headphones are all luxe and great performance
 It was announced on the second day of the month, and, well, here it is: The wireless version of Bower & Wilkins’ P7 headphones. Well, how are they? As great as I’d hoped, but the...
10:32 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Google acquires API.AI, a company helping developers build bots that arent awful to talk to
 Google has just disclosed that it has snatched up the team behind API.AI. API.AI provides tools to developers to help them build conversational, Siri-esque bots. As humans, we’re pretty go...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Etsy buys Blackbird Technologies to bring AI to its search
 It’s not just gigantic search engines that are looking toacquire tech and talentaround emerging areas like speech recognition. Even design and craft marketplaces can usea little machine le...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Etsy buys Blackbird AI to bring more machine learning into its search platform
 It’s not just gigantic search engines that are looking toacquire tech and talentaround emerging areas like speech recognition. Even design and craft marketplaces can usea little machine le...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Voice is chats next battleground
 Chat bots were meh. Sure, they’ll get better. But the upcoming innovation in chat is about being more human, not less. With the proliferation of adequate speech recognition, AI assistants,...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch The Ripple Rug: You know, for cats
 Of all the products I’ve seen this year, none are more worthy of our time and attention than the Ripple Rug. Created by Fred and Natasha Ruckel, the Ripple Rug is a rug with holes and lump...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Black female founder raises $7 million for renewable energy tech startup
 I’d like to tip my imaginary hat off to Jessica O. Matthews, the black female founder and CEO of renewable energy tech startup Uncharted Play. Her company just closed a $7 million Series A...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Glance Clock keeps your life together with subtle yet vibrant notifications
There’s something intriguing about low-fi solutions to high-tech problems and the Glance Clock is no exception. In today’s world, a missed Uber can be the difference between a confidence-i...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Analyzing Chinas mobile advertising technology market
 For those of us in the mobile advertising technology business, China is one of the most exciting markets in the world in 2016. To say that the mobile ad economy in China is a few years behind th...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Cloud Foundry launches its new Docker-compatible container management system
 Cloud Foundry, the Pivotal- and VMware-incubated open source platform-as-a-service project, is going all in on its new Diego container management system. For a while now, the project used what i...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Why VR matters, especially in rural schools
 All children benefit from new experiences which expand their mental map of the world, but the need is especially acute for children from low-income families. Read More ...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Elio Motors locks in price for nonrefundable reservations
 Elio Motors has raised funds for manufacturing its forthcoming three-wheeled commuter vehicle in a fewinnovative ways, including Regulation A+ stock offerings. Itslatest creative funding is thro...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch New digital medium format mirrorless adds to Fujifilms retro charm
 Fujifilm is riding high on its strategy of taking camera classics and reinventing them for the modern era, and now it has a new mirrorless medium format camera system that’s likely to win ...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch The vivacious, acrobatic Minitaur robot will definitely improve your day
 Mondays, as we all know, are the worst. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye out for heart-warming videos like puppies sliding on hardwood floors, otters holding hands, or energe...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook acquires modular consumer hardware maker Nascent Objects
 Facebook has acquired Nascent Objects, a small California startup founded in 2014 that focuses on creating a modular electronics system that consumers could use to build their gadgets, using rec...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Canaan adds two new partners and expands into SF
 Canaan Partners, the multi-stage venture capital firm, is beefing up its enterprise software investment team andlooking to spend more time in San Francisco in addition to its longtime home on Sa...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Aircall raised $8 million for its cloud phone system for teams
 In case you missed it, Aircall announced last week that it had raised another $8 million dollars in funding for its call center software-as-a-service. New York-based VC firm FJLabs as well as ex...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters new, simpler rules for character counts in tweets go live
 Did you hear?Twitterwouldlike you to know that its service is now easier to use, thanks to a series of rule revisions announced in May, which have just gone live. Starting today, Twitter is cutt...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Streaming services clean up at the Emmys
 It was only a few years ago that streaming services were included in the Primetime Emmy awards, when Netflix scored its first winforits drama series “House of Cards.” Today,streaming...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch SpoonRocket is coming back from the dead
 You can scratch what you heard just a few months ago about the end of SpoonRocket because its new owner, Brazil-based iFood, is bringing it back. Well, sort of. SpoonRocket, the on-demand mealde...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Stripe offers Instant Payouts to all contractors after early rollouts at Lyft, Care.com, goPanache
 Stripe, the startup that competes against the likes of PayPal’s Braintree and WePay to provide payment services to digitalbusinesses, is taking the wraps off its newest product to set it a...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Google Photos ups its movie and sharing game
 One of Google Photos‘ standout features has long been its ability to automatically create short movies whenever it recognizes you went on a trip. Until now, though, the system that built t...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Google Books will now make better suggestions on what to read next
 Google today is launching a new feature for Google Books which aims to offer abetter challenge to Amazon’s Kindle app when it comes to helping you find new things to read. Called “Di...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Stripe enters Asia with its official launch in Singapore
 Payment enabler Stripe has kicked off its expansion into Asia after its service went live in Singapore today. Read More ...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Foundry Group just closed its sixth fund with a record $500 million
 Foundry Group, the 10-year-old, Boulder, Colorado-based early-stage venture firm, announced this morning that it as closed its sixth fund, Foundry Group Next, with $500 million. It comes hot on ...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch New GoPro accessories include a smartphone card reader and a voice remote
 GoPro is revealing many new goodies today, including a few new accessories with run the risk of getting the lost in the noise. They’re actually pretty interesting, though – thereR...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch GoPros Hero5 Black and Session action cameras are official
 GoPro would have been hard-pressed to find a more scenic locale with which to launch its latest offers. Some 2,800 feet above sea level, couched at the feet of the Sierra Nevada mountains that s...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro finally debuts its portable Karma drone, priced at $799
 GoPro needs a win. The company’s name may be synonymous with action cameras, but the market it helped pioneer nearly 15 years has long since become overcrowded by cheaper and more speciali...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Cloud video editing could be GoPros real hero
 The future of GoPro is not hardware. It’s services. Editing video is hard but GoPro is moving it to the cloud in a bid to make it a bit easier. The service, called GoPro Plus, is a subscri...
04:22 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Indias Swiggy eats up $15M more for its food delivery business
 Swiggy, one of India’s top food delivery services, has refueled its tanks after raising $15 million led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The company said a number of existing investors also p...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Uber will open a new facility in Detroit
 Uber VP Sherif Marakby told attendees at the SAE Convergence conference in Novi, Michigan today that it will open a new facility in the metro Detroit area in the “coming months,” in ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches a personalized travel planner, Google Trips
 Google today is launching a new mobile application, aimed at helping you better plan your vacations and other travels. Called Google Trips, the iOS and Android app pulls in a combination of data...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Google Destinations expands to the desktop, rolls out worldwide
 Google’s further expansion into travel services isn’t limited to trip planning via the launch of its new Google Trips mobile app– the company has also quietly launched its R...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Watch GoPro debut its Karma drone and more this morning
 GoPro needs a hero. And then some. The action camera company hasn’t issued a major release to the flagship device that bears its name in a couple of years. Of late, it’s been making ...
02:56 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Launching three new cameras, Nikon plunges deep into VR and action cams
 In launching its Keymission series of cameras, Nikon is bringing the fight to the doorstep of action cameras and VR camera makers. The cameras range from chest-wearable cams, borderline GoPro cl...
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Seoul meetup goes down October 27
 Anyong Haseyo! TechCrunch is South Korea-bound and we’re going to do some Seoul searching for the greatest tech in the East. We’re bringing the legendary TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-of...
02:03 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla says SolarCity deal could be delayed by shareholder lawsuits
 Tesla has said that its acquisition of SolarCity could be delayed because of shareholder lawsuits which have been filed to challenge the merger, according to an amended regulatory filingpublishe...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Dysons topple-resistant Cinetic Big Ball Animal vacuum works wonders
 Company founder James Dyson created the first vacuum cleaner without a bag, and he also created the ball-based design that made it easier to negotiate complicated room layouts. A couple of years...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Riot wants to be like Slack, but with the flexibility of an underlying open source platform
 In the ‘old days’ there were plenty of messaging apps and aggregators, but they survived in an open source world. Today, business models dictate that platforms like Slack must keep t...
11:54 am GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb acquires travel activities marketplace, trip4real
 Airbnb has bought a Barcelona-based travel startup it was advising and partnering with: Trip4real offers a marketplace of experiences for tourists to browse and book ahead of time to lend their ...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Thalmic Labs teases new products with $120M raise from Amazon Alexa Fund and more
 Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs has raised a new $120 million (U.S.) Series B round from investors including Intel Capital, The Amazon Alexa Fund and Fidelity Investments Canada. The fresh funding...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch DueCourse, a cloud-based invoice financing service for SMEs, raises 6.25M
 DueCourse, a cloud-based invoice financing service for SMEs, has raised 6.25 million in new funding. Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Higher education goes Hollywood
 As I began my career in higher education in the late 1990s, technology seemed poised to upend the entire academic enterprise. The zeitgeist was that a star system was about to be born, with mill...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, September 19, 2016
Techcrunch Dont just pardon Edward Snowden; give the man a medal
 As Barack Obama’s second term comes to an end, an increasingly loud chorus of voices are calling for a dramatic final presidential act: the pardoning of Edward Snowden. Authoritarians are ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 18, 2016
Techcrunch Productive mobility is poised to give business a virtual boost
 New technologies have constantly changed the way we’ve worked. And continued investments have come as corporate demand for worker productivity drives tech spending. We should expect augmen...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 18, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce Einstein delivers artificial intelligence across the Salesforce platform
 Say what you will about Salesforce, the company is always looking ahead. This afternoon, it announced Salesforce Einstein, its artificial intelligence (AI) initiative. The timing, which comes ju...
09:45 pm GMT - Sun, September 18, 2016
Techcrunch Oracle buys Palerra to boost its security stack
 Oracle is kicking off a big customer confab in San Francisco this week, and to mark the event, it’s announced an acquisition. Oracle is acquiring Palerra, a cloud security startup founded ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 18, 2016
Techcrunch The government technology pitch
 Crisis has a history of dictating government technology disruption. But innovators don’t wait for crises. They imagine a different path, whether it’s a new approach to solving an old...
06:06 pm GMT - Sun, September 18, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook ads still slipping past Adblock Plus via stripped-down code
 The Adblock Plus crowdsourced hackermilitiacan’t keep up with Facebook’s disciplined army of engineers. When Facebook first announced it would circumvent ad blocking software, Adbloc...
04:57 pm GMT - Sun, September 18, 2016
Techcrunch Lyfts ambitious future vision includes self-driving dominance by 2021
 Lyft’s response may not be autonomous cars in active duty, butit is a lengthy, detailed treatise on how Lyft sees the future of transportation over the next ten years, as penned by Lyft co...
04:36 pm GMT - Sun, September 18, 2016
Techcrunch Here are Apples new ads for the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2
 Apple just released not one, not two but three new ads for its new devices — the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2. They all tout new features, such as water resistance, low light came...
06:30 am GMT - Sun, September 18, 2016
Techcrunch In the aftermath of Italys quake, tech supported relief efforts
 On August 24th, a warm summer night, all of Europe was shaken when an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the moment magnitude scale, hit central Italy.“The town [Amatrice] doesn’t exist any...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, September 18, 2016
Techcrunch How smart materials will literally reshape the world around us
 Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been the white-hot center of a flurry of activity. The IoT may well be The Next Big Thing, but maybe the attention around sensors is mis...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch Brazils tech-sector bright spots beckon asit begins to emerge from long economic crisis
 Brazil showed off its cultural brilliance, spirit and national pride during the recent Olympic Games in Rio. Despite a prolonged macroeconomic crisis, the world’s ninth largest economy is ...
06:51 pm GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch Catching Pokmon with the new Pokmon Go Plus
 I walked into a store and bought two today (there were plenty more around) so chances are you won’t have to resort to overpaying on eBay for a pre-order slot. After only a few hours playin...
06:03 pm GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceXs Mars Colonial Transporter can go well beyond Mars
 Elon Musk just teased that one of SpaceX’s more future-focused projects might be more ambitious than previously thought. On Twitter, the SpaceX CEO revealed that the company’s Mars C...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Nickel and Dime
 The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, September 16, 2016. It’s multiple streaming networks and the Third...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch What do you call a tech unicorn the goes public?
 Are tech IPOs coming back? That is an ever-present question in Silicon Valley during any lull in the flow of shining private companies that get anointed as public companies. And we certainly hav...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch What do you call a tech unicorn that goes public?
 Are tech IPOs coming back? That is an ever-present question in Silicon Valley during any lull in the flow of shining private companies that get anointed as public companies. And we certainly hav...
03:03 pm GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch Fox files suit against Netflix for employee poaching
 20th Century Fox is looking to get an injunction against Netflix to prevent it from luring away employees under contract, according to a new lawsuit filed with an LA court. Recent Netflix hires ...
02:17 pm GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft will close its Skype office in London
 Microsoft is going to closeSkype’s London office, in a move that could impact the jobs of the nearly 400 people employed there. The company told the Financial Times that is will “uni...
02:05 pm GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch Consumer Physics, creators of the SCiO molecular scanner, respond to Kickstarter claims
 Like most small products with a cult following, SCiO has its fans and detractors. Those detractors took to the Internet recently to complain that the handheld molecular scanner, which raised $2....
05:00 am GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch The race to be the all-in-one app
 There’s no denying that app fatigue is posing a challenge not just for new app discovery, but for new behavior discovery. So why don’t the most popular apps just enable the latest, g...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch Robots pave the way for our sci-fi future now
 As robotics begins to leave controlled environments and navigate the real world alongside humans, the question remains: How will this affect the way we interact, work and talk to not only robots...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, September 17, 2016
Techcrunch What do you call a non-entrepreneur? Cubas best hackers
 What do you call an innovative person who builds a product out of nothing and launches something that will change people’s lives? Everywhere besides Cuba, you’d call this person an e...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Apple just killed one of the best battery saving hacks for your iPhone
 There’s plenty to like about iOS 10 — assuming that it didn’t brick your iPhone or iPad, of course — but you probably don’t know that Apple has quietly killed off o...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Venture capital is a hell of a drug
 Cheap and accessible capital has advantages: More founders get to pursue big dreams and previously “unfundable companies” not only raise huge amounts of money, but some achieve unico...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch The FAA asks airlines to prohibit powering up or charging the Galaxy Note 7 on flights
 A day after the Consumer Product Safety Commission formally issued a recall of Samsung’s occasional explosion-making Galaxy Note 7, the FAA is offering a more strictly worded warning again...
10:12 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Two million people streamed the NFL on Twitter last night and loved it
 The NFL just released numbers on last night’s debut of NFL’s Thursday Night Football on Twitter, and they are pretty damn good. More than 2M people watched the game on Twitter, compa...
09:22 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.16.16
 This is a LIVE recording session of The Gillmor Gang on September 16th starting at 2pmPT/5pm/ET – with: John Borthwick, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. TodayR...
09:16 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Grindr wants tech people to combat LGBTQ inequalities
 Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people make up nearly 40% of the 1.6 million youth who experience homelessness every year. Meanwhile, trans people are almost fourtimes more likely ...
08:36 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Highlights from Disrupt SF 2016
 The doors to TechCrunch Disrupt SF2016 opened September 12at Pier 48 in San Francisco. Thethree-day conferencehosted over 5,000attendees, with hundreds of thousands more tuning in online. In fac...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Bazillion Beings are AI-driven bots that have to earn their keep or die
Back in March Microsoft CEO Nadella announced “Bots are the new apps” while The Economist calls chat bots “the next frontier”. So that’s the hype taken care of but what d...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google Maps picks up mapping analytics and visualization startup Urban Engines
 This isn’t so much an acquisition as a welcoming back into the fold. Urban Engines was formed in 2014 by a bunch of former Google employees, with backing from Google Ventures and Eric Schm...
08:10 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Meet Snugb Tulip, a smart baby cam to monitor your little ones health
 Tulip, a cute little gumdrop-shaped baby monitor from Snugb is outfitted with a versatile camera that gathers data on room temperature, humidity and air quality around your baby’s crib. Th...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Full coverage from Disrupt SF 2016
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08:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Hard questions about bot ethics
 Bots are becoming a part of our life. I wake up in the morning and tell Alexa to play my Brazilian samba, I let Amy set my meetings and I check stats and reports in Slack. Bot builders and users...
07:05 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Anyone can prototype and build with Shapers Origin CNC machine
Withside-hustles being all the rage these days, the new Shaper Origin makes it easier than ever tostartbuilding and selling cool gadgets in your free time.While you might notbe able to build yourself ...
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Theres an Intel modem and an extremely skinny A10 chip inside the iPhone 7
 While the rest of the iPhone obsessed world was getting ready to stand in line or just impatiently waiting for their pre-order to arrive, the teams at iFixit and Chipworks were sharpening their ...
06:47 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch News orgs sue FBI for details on San Bernardino iPhone exploit
 The Associated Press, Vice Media and Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, sued the FBI today in an attempt to uncover information about how the law enforcement agency was able to unlock an ...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Underrepresented founders: apply now for Include Office Hours with USV
 TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening in NYC on September 27! Albert Wenger and Andy Weissman of Union Square Ventureswill join TechCrunch to provide valuable advice and feedback to star...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Behold! Its the tiniest MAME cabinet in the galaxy
 In the world of MAME cabinetry – essentially a subculture of arcade lovers who build amazing cabinets for their emulators – the goal is usually to either recreate the arcade games of...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch How the startup world is bringing digital nomadism closer to reality
 Traveling the globe used to be relegated to gap years and retirement fantasies, but thanks to tech innovation and some forward-thinking startups, you can now see the world while you take the pro...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch DataScience launches a service to easily query info and build models from anywhere
 Many of the largest companies in the world — like Facebook with FBLearner — have built an edge for themselves by making the process of studying their users and data science ongoing, ...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch SCiO, the pocket-sized molecular analyzer, is making everyone angry
 We were all pretty excited when Consumer Physics showed us their hand-held molecular scanner at TechCrunch Disrupt two years ago. They garnered much praise here and all over the web for creating...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Guild Education draws $8.5 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint
 According to a 2014 report fromComplete College America, a nonprofit group based in Indianapolis,just19 percent of full-time students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years at public unive...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch The competitive advantage of diversity
 We enjoy “diversion” in our pastimes, prefer “biodiversity” in our ecosystems and strive for “diversified” holdings in our portfolios, yet we unconsciously re...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch KeyMe locks down $15M to unlock the future of key duplication
 The last time you had a key cut, you probably experienced a retro service, which included speaking to a real human (ugh!). KeyMe puts the kibosh on the old-fashioned key copying user experience ...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Heres your chance to get into TechCrunchs AI Pavilion at Disrupt London for free
 According to one estimate, there are roughly 900 tech companies working in the AI field, covering everything from business intelligence to finance and security. The AI gold rush started in 2014 ...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch The end of the automotive supply chain
 Over the next 10 years, the differentiating source of supply and value in the automotive industry will not be car parts or engines. Instead, it will be a network of software developers. Read Mor...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch How legacy brands and retailers can keep up with our tech-driven world
 The U.S. apparel industry is currently valued at $12 billion, and with the high number of dollars pouring into the retail economy, brands are looking to technology to foster deeper connections w...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Canon borrows a few tricks from its DSLR line for its latest mirrorless
 Canon’s already got a handful of mirrorless cameras under its belt, but the company hasn’t quite committed itself to the format in the same way we’ve seen from likes of Sony, O...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Are drones actually a sector or just another layer in the enterprise SaaS stack?
 The past few years have been exciting for drones; they’ve gained the attention of consumers, enterprises and governments. Their ability to shoot photography and capture data, and potential...
12:34 am GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Leicas new instant camera has a selfie mode
 The Sofort is a strange duck. It’s a $300 instant camera by premium manufacturer Leica that looks a bit like a real world version of the Instagram logo. The price puts it well over Fujifil...
12:18 am GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Pre-orders for the Fove 0 eye-tracking VR headset go live November 2
 The first consumer VR headset to integrate eye-tracking is about ready for primetime. Fove will begin taking pre-orders for the eye-tracking headset, now officially called the Fove 0, at 8am PST...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, September 16, 2016
Techcrunch Unilever said to be the early frontrunner to acquire The Honest Company
 We’re hearing from our sources Unilever has been in serious talks with the Honest Company, and may very well win the bid for the e-commerce startup, though our sources stressed that the de...
11:37 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify will launch its streaming service in Japan this month
 After more than a year of hinting, Spotify is finally coming to Japan this month. The Swedish music streaming service will go live in the country before the end of September, a source at the com...
11:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Rize teaches 3D printing some long-awaited new tricks
 Boston-based Rize Inc has developed a new type of 3D printing which eliminates the need for lengthy post-printing clean-up processes. Its printers are able to imbue plastics with features they d...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch How virtual reality is transforming the sports industry
 After a failed stint in the 1990s, virtual reality made its reappearance last year with headsets such as Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift. But this time, it’s here to stay...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Optimizely targets developers with its new testing platform, Optimizely X
 Optimizely has helped to popularize A/B testing — the idea of tryingout different versions of a website or mobile app to see which one performs better.However, co-founder and CEO Dan Sirok...
10:40 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch 20-minute hot take: 2017 Volvo S90 Pilot Assist
 I’ve spent the last couple of days at a Northwest Automotive Press Association driving event, and the last car of the two dozen or so I drove was the 2017 Volvo S90 with the latest version...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Heres how to watch Thursday Night Football on Twitter tonight
 Twitter’s big day is finally here. Tonight is the first night of NFL’s Thursday Night Football, which will be streamed all season on Twitter (as well as CBS and NFL Network as cable ...
09:57 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Echo owners spend more on Amazon, says NPD
 We all suspected the Echo’s purpose was – at least in part – to drive more Amazon sales. And that’s exactly what’s happening, according to a new study by NPD Group....
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Singapores ViSenze raises $10.5M to bring the benefits of AI to e-commerce
 There’s another round for an artificial intelligence startup in Asia that’s focused on e-commerce. Fresh from a Sequoia-led investment in Mad Street Den, Singapore-based ViSenze has ...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Official CPSC recall goes out for Galaxy Note 7 replacements will be available September 21
 The flaming train wreck that is the Galaxy Note 7 recall finally has its official stamp of approval from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and there’s now a hard date for when you ca...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Just how vulnerable is election technology?
 This year’s electoral process has been unconventional, to say the least. As this volatile election approaches, citizens are skeptical about whether our electoral system — particularl...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch T-Mobiles top brass warns some iPhone owners against iOS 10 upgrades
 Maybe don’t go upgrading to iOS 10 just yet, T-Mobile customers. The magenta-drenched uncarrier has taken to social media to warn owners of the Phone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE agains...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch When music and technology collide
 Some might say that technology is killing the music industry. But if you look around, there’s a beautiful marriage there — the music industry is evolving every day, and artists are e...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch 500pxs new app lets pros edit RAW photos, license their work & find jobs
 500px, the photo-sharing service aimed at professional photographers, is today launching a new mobile app aimed at serving the needs of this audience by offering editing tools along with a way t...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch 500pxs new app lets pros edit RAW photos, license their work and find jobs
 500px, the photo-sharing service aimed at professional photographers, is today launching a new mobile app aimed at serving the needs of this audience by offering editing tools along with a way t...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter rolls out new features for businesses running Customer Service accounts
 Twitter today is rolling out a series of new features designed to help users better connect with businesses offering customer support through their official Twitter accounts. Now, those business...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pairing Razers Seiren and Mamba is a fun PC gaming idea but its costly
 As autumn quickly approaches, so does the launch of numerous video game titles. A trend that usually goes straight through to the holiday season, so naturally a PC gamer needs to be ready. For w...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pairing Razers Seiren and Mamba is a fun PC gaming idea, but its costly
 As autumn quickly approaches, so does the launch of numerous video game titles. A trend that usually goes straight through to the holiday season, so naturally a PC gamer needs to be ready. For w...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Task management app Asana takes on the spreadsheet with Custom Fields
 Asana — the enterprise SaaS businesses startedby Facebook co-founderDustin Moskovitzand early FB employeeJustin Rosenstein— has made a name for itself as a workflow and taskmanagemen...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Carbon raises $81 million for international expansion of its rapid 3-D printing tech
 Large manufacturers of high-tech products, from luxury vehicles to elastomers and resins, have lined up to invest in and partner with Carbon(formerly known as Carbon 3D) the Redwood City, Calif....
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Carbon raises $81 million for international expansion of its rapid 3D-printing tech
 Large manufacturers of high-tech products, from luxury vehicles to elastomers and resins, have lined up to invest in and partner with Carbon(formerly known as Carbon 3D) the Redwood City, Calif....
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Tony Prophet named as Salesforces first Chief Equality Officer
 Tony Prophet, a longtime tech executive who’d previously worked at Microsoft and HP, has been named as Salesforce’s first Chief Equality Officer. Before joining Salesforce, Prophet w...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Defensibility creates the most value for founders
 Some advisers tell founders, “Don’t worry about defensibility. Focus on doing something to delight customers and do it better.” That’s okay. But, if I have a choice, I...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft says its Edge browser is still more energy-efficient than its competitors
 Once upon a time, browsers were all about getting faster and scoring better on JavaScript benchmarks than their competitors. While speed still matters, many developers have recently focused more...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Rankus eCollege optimizer bought by edtech giant for ~$25 million
 The online learning market is becoming as crowded as the app stores. Ranku offers the equivalent of SEO assistance to make sure colleges with electronic courses convert visitors into students. N...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pandora debuts a $5 per month streaming service with more skips, replays and offline access
 Confirming earlier reports, Pandora today announced the launch of a new paid music servicecalled “Pandora Plus.” While this service doesn’t offer a true alternative to Spotify,...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch What it will take to create inclusive high-tech incubators and accelerators
 The success of high-tech accelerators has ignited the creation of similar models around the country hoping to replicate their accomplishments. But their achievements have not come without critic...
10:35 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Indiegogo launches After Dark collection for saucy crowdfunding campaigns
 Indiegogo is going a long way towards making crowdfunding sexy again. Whether you like sticking your private parts in things, or sticking things in your private parts, Indiegogo’s got your...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Heres your shot at free exhibit space at TechCrunchs Healthtech Pavilion at Disrupt London
 While Europe’s technology ecosystem is growing, there’s sometimes a view that it lags behind the U.S. for HealthTech or Health 2.0, or whatever you want to call it. But that’s ...
05:39 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Apples iPhone 7 will be super limited in stores and all jet black and Plus models are sold out
 Apple has issued a statement tonight that is essentially setting expectations for those who hoped they’d be able to walk into an Apple store on Friday and pick themselves up an iPhone. The...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Uber self-driving cars begin working in Pittsburgh
Uber starts self-driving car pickups in Pittsburgh, a coalition of people want to get Edward Snowden a presidential pardon, we talk to Startup Battlefield company Wazer, New Yorkers are watching porn ...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches final release version of Angular 2.0
 AfterGoogle launched the first version of its Angular web application framework in 2010, it quickly became one of the hottest web technologies. Since then, the web has changed, though, and when ...
01:17 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch The future of human computer interaction will be multimodal
 We have been using the computer mouse for decades to interact with our technology. Touchscreens brought us a new way to input commands to our gadgets, but they rely on the same fundamental idea ...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Shervin Pishevar: the first Hyperloop will likely be built overseas
 Shervin Pishevar, well-known venture capitalist and co-founder in the two-year-old L.A.-based futuristic transportation company Hyperloop One came to TechCrunch Disrupt today to chat about shoot...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2016 is Mobalytics
 Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs an...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch Timeulars cute little box makes the hellish task of filling out your time sheets fun
 Anyone who has ever worked with clients will know the pain of tracking your time. Yes, it’s important to know how long you spent so that you can bill correctly, but it is tedious, hellish ...
12:07 am GMT - Thu, September 15, 2016
Techcrunch MegaBots debuts a trailer for its new web series, outlines its giant fighting robot kit
 In shadow of AT&T Park, two Bay Area-based engineers took to the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt to showcase their plans for a new kind of sports league. Dressed like a matching pair of flamboya...
11:27 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch EU digital copyright reform proposals slammed as regressive
 The European Commission’s proposals to reform the region’s copyright rules, published in draft form today, have been criticized by tech companies and digital rights groups as regress...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert demos the Spot at Disrupt
 The audience at Disrupt got a surprise visit from Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot. While the company’s YouTube channel is quite popular, it’s even more impressive to see one of Bos...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb tests outsourcing management to Superhosts to grow inventory and loyalty
 AsAirbnb, the $30 billion private accommodationrenting portal, continues to mature and very slowly inch its way to an IPO, it is adding more ways to bringin more properties and hosts to its plat...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Estimote announces the Mirror, a dongle that turns any TV into a smart beacon system
 Imagine walking into a store, picking up a pair of shoes, and seeing specs for the kicks appear on a TV next to the display. Or imagine standing in front of an airport departures screen and seei...
09:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Sapphire Ventures has $1 billion in fresh funding to invest
 Sapphire Ventures, a Palo Alto, Ca.-based venture firm that is funded solely by the German software giantSAP, has secured a whopping billion dollars to invest across two new funds: a $700 millio...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch MOTI wants to help build positive habits with a little glowing robot
It can take a lot to build a positive habit — whether that’s stretching every morning, drinking enough water or remembering to go on a run.Kayla Matheus and Laura Day hope to make that a l...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Tuurnt connects you with friends with some unique social tools
 Fabrice Mishiki wanted to create a social media tool to help connect influencers, fans, and friends together in a way that hadn’t been done before. He created Tuurnt. The app starts with y...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Anker launches sister brand for home automation
 Smartphone accessory brand Anker is mostly known for its battery packs, chargers and other popular gizmos for gadget fans. In addition to its tech-on-the-go brand, it todayannounces the launch o...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Former GV CEO Bill Maris is reportedly raising up to $500M for his own fund
 Looks like that was fast.According to a report published this afternoon by CNBC, former Google GV CEO Bill Maris is talking with investors about raising his own fund, with “preliminary pla...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Brew it (cider) yourself with Alchema
 Things are starting to get a bit crowded in the world of automated home brewing, with startups like PicoBrew, Brewie and BrewBot all more or less vying for the same small sliver of space. And wh...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch U-Gym massages you during exercise
 I’m a big fan of massages, so I stopped dead in my tracks when I came across a companyin the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Alley earlier today. Taiwan-based U-Gym is a deep layer musc...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch African technology training program Andela to invest in its graduates startups
 Andela,a company working to bring the top 1% of African tech talent to engineering teams in need of capable, skilled developers, will eventually invest in the startups from those who complete it...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch NYCs transit authority urges people to stop using the Galaxy Note 7 on the subway and buses
 New York City’s transit authority is understandably jumpy about the Galaxy Note 7. A week or so after the FAA issued a strongly worded warning asking travelers not to check or fly with Sam...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Dont break regulation get a policy strategy now, startups told
 The days of startups being able to hit the ignition and, Uber-like, accelerate away from the law are done. The regulation disruption party is over. That was the loud-and-clear message coming out...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Stilla is a ridiculously simple security system
 $29 will get you a Stilla if you act fast. The startup’s simple security system hit Indiegogo about a week ago, and it’s already managed to pull in around $44k, courtesy of more than...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Vinli tops the car apps market, adds Meineke and Cox for distribution
 Connected car startup Vinli has accumulated a lot of traction since it started shipping 10 months ago, following a launch at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2014. The company began by offering a hardware ...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch NYC public internet kiosk tablets have disabled, because people obviously used them for porn
 For a brief moment, the sleaze and smut of old school sleaze and smut returned to the streets of Manhattan, albeit in a decidedly 21st century form. Since launching earlier this year to much fan...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook to roll out tech for combating fake stories in its Trending topics
 Following the controversial firing of the editorial team who managed the Trending Topics that appear next to Facebook’s News Feed, the company is now actively working on technology that wi...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch How Apoorva Mehta hopes to build an Instacart empire with a promoted ad business
 Instacart is one of the most well-known companies in what can be an extremely difficult on-demand delivery economy. It’s known for being one of the pioneers of a new age of online grocery ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch GitHub gets built-in project management tools and support for formal reviews
 GitHub is hosting its Universe developer conference in San Francisco today. Unsurprisingly, the company used this event to announce a number of new features for its Git-based code hosting servic...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Cruise founder Kyle Vogt on why he joined forces with GM
 General Motors snapped up Silicon Valley-based Cruise Automation for more than $1 billion earlier this year with plans to plant its self-driving tech inside its own car brands. It was a fine mov...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Twitch co-founder discusses the sites efforts to move beyond live gaming content
   Twitch’s co-founderwantsthe siteto reach beyond gaming as it seeks to capture the market on all live-streamed online media. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Twitch co-founder Emmet...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook denies its a media company despite censorship decisions
 The News Feedis the heart and soul of Facebook, yet remains a pretty big mystery both in terms of how it works and how people use it. So at TechCrunchDisrupt SF writer Josh Constine sat down wit...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Cruise has around 30 self-driving test cars on roads right now
 Cruise’s Kyle Vogt was on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016, and the CEO of the self-driving car startup that GM acquired earlier this year shared some updates about the company’s ...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Smart lock Amadas to cancel Kickstarter campaign
 Despite reaching its funding goal, Amadas will cancel its Kickstarter campaign on Monday, as it wasn’t as successful as the company hoped, the company’s CEO tells me. The challenge i...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Velodyne adds a high-res version of its LiDAR sensor for autonomous driving
 The autonomous driving company on which both Ford and Baidu are betting $150 million has a new version of its LiDAR sensor. The new Puck Hi-Res has a name that reflects both its shape and what d...
04:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Naspers PayU buys Citrus Pay for $130M in cash to expand in India
 Hundreds of millions of dollars of investment have been put into commerce startups in the fast-growing market of India, from marketplaces like Flipkart and Snapdeal through to payment startups l...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Frame.io raises a $10M Series A with Jared Leto and Kevin Spacey as investors
 Cloud-based collaboration tool Frame.io has raised $10M in Series A funding led by Accel, with participation fromSignalFire, FirstMark Capital, and Shasta Ventures. Actor Jared Leto, who was a s...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch LeEco picks up an English language film production company
 In its press material, LeEco refers to as a “global internet company,” a phrase that doesn’t really mean that much on the face of it – but when you’re LeEco, itR...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the last day of Disrupt SF live right here!
The final day of Disrupt is upon us. Which means that I don’t have the energy for enthusiasm. That said, today’s lineup is absolutely killer. Alongside some amazing speakers, including Twi...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Luma nabs another $9.5 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz and GV
 Luma, an Atlanta-based company that makes a sleek router with a wide variety of bells and whistles, has added $9.5 million to a previously closed Series A round. The capital comes from Andreesse...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Luma nabs another $7 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz and GV
 Luma, an Atlanta-based company that makes a sleek router with a wide variety of bells and whistles, has added $7 million to a previously closed Series A round. The capital comes from Andreessen ...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Ride along with us in Ubers self-driving car
 Uber is now dispatching self-driving cars to a select group of users in Pittsburgh, and invited us along for the ride. I hailed a car from Uber’s Advanced Technologies Campus Tuesday and t...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Design platform Canva raises $15 million more, doubles valuation to $345 million
 Canva, a design platform for web and mobile that givesanyone the ability to make professional graphics, without needing an advanced skill set, today announced a new infusion of $15 million in fu...
03:07 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Muziks new headphones sport Spotify integration and a bunch of celebrity endorsements
 There’s probably a law against launching a new headphone line without the proper celebrity endorsement. Right out of the gate, Muzik’s got ‘em in spades. The hardware start up ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Activists launch campaign asking President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden
 Activists and lawyers from a host of human rights organizations launched a campaign today asking President Obama to issue a pardon to whistleblower Edward Snowden before Obama leaves office in J...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Houzz now uses deep learning to help you find and buy products in its photos
 Thanks to its vast repository of beautiful photos, home remodeling platform Houzz can easily give you a major case of home envy. But if you want to bring your home up to the standard of those ho...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons connected speaker Echo Dot returns, is now only $50
 We already knew it was coming –thanks to an accidental tweet Amazon posted earlier this week – but now it’s official: Amazon’s connected speaker Echo Dot is back in stock...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter launches on Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One
 Twitter needs to figure out a way to continue to grow — and it certainly seems open to looking into a lot of new places outside your phone to figure out how to do that. Today, the company ...
12:12 pm GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons Alexa-powered Echo and Echo Dot arrive in the UK and Germany
 We suspected it was happening and now Amazon has confirmed that the Amazon Echo and smaller Echo Dot is coming to the UK (and Germany), the first release outside of the U.S. for the e-commerce g...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Google introduces new app and video ad capabilities
 Google is announcing a couple of upgrades to its ad capabilities today as part of the DMEXCO digital media conference in Germany. First up are its Universal App Campaigns, where developers can p...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch The first real Apple Watch
 The Apple Watch Series 2 is the first real Apple Watch. It delivers on the promise of a mostly passive device that can accomplish simple tasks in 1-3 seconds. There is now built-in GPS which all...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Uber starts self-driving car pickups in Pittsburgh
 Beginning today, a select group of Pittsburgh Uber users will get a surprise the next time they request a pickup: the option to ride in a self driving car. The announcement comes 1.5 years after...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apply now to the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London
 Applications are now open for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London this December 5-6th. The Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premiere startup competition. Three times a year, the Battlefie...
06:59 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the London startup powering Just Eats new illuminated scooters
 Just Eat’s new range of branded illuminated scooters feature backlit boxes carrying the new Just Eat logo and will soon be lighting up the streets of London. Read More ...
04:39 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apple works to fit the smart home under a single roof
 Wait for others to take the first steps, let things mature a bit, then swoop in with a simpler, more unified solution. It’s the first entry on the first page of the Apple playbook. And it ...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch These are the six finalists in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Battlefield
 Over the last two days, over 5,000 attendees (along with hundreds of thousands of people tuning in online) have watched 25 companies duke it out for the right to call themselves the Startup Batt...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | iOS 10 Available Today
It’s the second day of Disrupt SF 2016. We interview Startup Battlefield company EverlyWell, iOS 10 is available today, YC MOOCs are on the way, Alexa App store hits 3,000 skills, and co-working...
01:59 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch For your videos, Valossa knows if youre happy or sad
 Video analytics platform Valossa just launched Val.ai, a platform to help video creators, advertisers and other video boffins figure out what’s going on in video. In addition to computer-v...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Stephen Curry on social media, charity and robotic referees
 Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry closed out the second day of Disrupt San Francisco by discussing his recent forays into technology investments and charitable organizations, kicking things off by ...
01:41 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch White Houses DJ Patil wants to disrupt the criminal justice system with data
 At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 today, I had a chance to chat with DJ Patil, the nation’s deputy chief technology officer for data policy and chief data scientist. We talked about what he...
12:54 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch UKs national cyber security unit working on automated defenses
 Giving his first public speech as CEO of the NCSC, at the Billington Cyber Security Summit in Washington today, Ciaran Martin warned that far too many unsophisticated cyber attacks are succeedin...
12:24 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch Nvidias tiny new self-driving AI computer sips power
 Nvidia revealed a new configuration of its DRIVE PX 2 in-car autonomous driving computing platform today, which vastly improves power efficiency and drops physical size compared to the original ...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, September 14, 2016
Techcrunch WeConnect is an app to support addiction recovery
 Keeping close, quantified track of personal progress is absolutely imperative for one group of people: recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. And it’s this often isolated segment of socie...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Myki rolls out a password manager that locks all your info away on your phone
 Everything is getting hacked to the point that it’s getting kind of ridiculous — and everyone needs to have secure passwords. The trouble, however, is making them tough to crack and ...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Chatbot Sensay wants to connect the world by sharing knowledge
 Sensay, one contestant at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield, is aiming to be the first breakout cross-platform chatbot — but, unlike most that provide services and information at a con...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Giftbit lets retailers create their own e-commerce currency
 Giftbit, a company that operates a digital gift card marketplace for online retailers, is launching a new product today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that will enable merchants to easily create their...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Affectiva and Uber want to brighten your day with machine learning and emotional intelligence
 Your phone doesn’t know how you’re feeling — but you may want it to if that capability came with a few fringe benefits. Affectiva makes emotion-detection software, and CEO Rana...
11:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple also released watchOS 3 today and heres whats new
 Today has been a massive Apple update day. The company released iOS 10, tvOS 10 and also watchOS 3. After announcing it at WWDC, it’s finally here — and it’s a huge update. I w...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Spincle allows everybody to shoot VR content on their smartphones
 VR content is really in the hands of the early adopters at the moment. For most consumers there’s just not much accessibility in creating VR moments.Launching today out of TechCrunch Disru...
10:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Amaryllis Nucleics makes transcribing genes quicker, better and cheaper
 The ability to read and record genes sits at the base (base pair, if you will) of biotech companies worldwide. So improvements to that ability are kind of like upgrading the specs of the industr...
10:43 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Sqreens security shield automagically blocks attacks on your web app
 French startup Sqreen protects your web apps and services with little effort from your side. If you don’t want to deal with security yourself, Sqreen is a software-as-a-service product tha...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Diane Greene talks AWS and machine learning at TechCrunch Disrupt
 Diane Greene, executive vice president of Google Cloud Enterprise, appeared on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco with TechCrunch editor Matt Burns today, and talked about her role runnin...
10:27 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Create hassle-free slideshow presentations online with Slides
 Meetings are probably never going to die — and, along with that, neither are presentations. But the traditional route for making presentations is getting a little outdated, with tools like...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Carbon Health wants to put medical data in one place for patients and their many doctors
 For all the high-tech advances in healthcare when it comes to drugs and devices, doctors, their back offices, pharmacies, labs that conduct health tests and insurance providers aren’t exac...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch CEO David Sacks on moving on from Zenefits troubled past
 Zenefits at one point was one of the fastest growing software companies in the world, rocketing to a $4.5 billion valuation in 18 months. It was on track to generate tens of millions of dollars ...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go will likely come to Android Wear
 Pokmon Go will come to Android Wear, it seems. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF this afternoon, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs – the company behind the most viral and profitable mobile game of al...
09:37 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch PABLO is an app to make long-exposure videos on your iPhone
 Light painting photos and videos are really cool, but complicated to make. That’s the idea behind PABLO (no, not that Pablo), a new app launching today for iOS. Typically light painting (o...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Comma.ai will ship a $999 autonomous driving add-on by the end of this year
 At TechCrunch Disrupt SF this year, famed iPhone and PlayStation hacker George Hotz unveiled the first official product of his automotive AI startup, Comma.ai. The Comma One is a $999 add-on shi...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Health tech founders call for high ethical bar for use of womens intimate data
 Entrepreneurs building tech products for women spoke at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today, and called on their peers in the industry to set a high ethical bar when it comes to using or sharing women&#...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Concur buys Hipmunk to add search to its travel and expense management platform
 Some interesting consolidation afoot in the travel industry: Concur, the travel and expense platform that was acquired by SAP in 2014 for $8.3 billion, is today making its own acquisition: it is...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Snow Crash author Neal Stephenson is hoping for weird, indie VR
 Neal Stephenson, who inspired much of the current VR industry with his novel Snow Crash, explained why he’s excited about virtual reality and augmented reality — and it’s for l...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch DropIn brings drone-based video streaming to insurance biz
 DropIn, an LA-based startup wants to change the way the insurance companies process claims with two-way video claims processing and drone-based appraisals.The company, which launched in 2015, pr...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Reuters is the latest large news agency to embrace content automation
 Reuters is the latest major news agency to embrace content automation. Reuters isn’t replacing human reporters and editors with software and self-flying cameras quite yet.But the news orga...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Affectiva partners with Giphy and opens its emotion-sensing API to small businesses
 Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby made a pair of announcements at TechCrunch Disrupt today that should bring the company’s emotion-detecting systems to quite a few new people. First, the Affd...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Ashton Carter talks Equation Group hack, encryption debate and military innovation at Disrupt SF
 U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter argued the case for splitting up the leadership of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command on stage at Disrupt SF, while stressing, “Weh...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen on the atomization of AI
 Earlier this year, Andreessen Horowitz investor Chris Dixon noted that how challenging it’s become for investors to help groom promising AI startups, given how quicklyFacebook, Google, and...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Redesigned version of iTunes launches with iCloud Music glitches
 Apple is having a rough day with the rollout of its new software platforms: in addition to the bug that was bricking users’ iPhones when upgrading to iOS 10, the new version of iTunes R...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Chatscene, an app for messaging people at the same event
 It was a full house with hundreds of apps and products on display Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this week. One of the teams that caught our eye was Chatscene, an app for m...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Easythingy launches smart bots, turning your email into a smart travel app
 Email was the original killer app for the internet, but Easythingy shows that the decades-old standard still has some life in it. Launched at TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley today, the company&...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Swarm now lets you use your coin stash to buy perks
 Swarm, Foursquare’s app to let you check into locations, today launched a new feature that makes it possible to finally spend those coins you’ve been amassing. Starting today, you ca...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Updating to iOS 10 is bricking some iPhones and iPads
 Update:It seems this error is fixed, according to Apple. The company provided the following statement to TechCrunch. “We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecti...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Defense Department reaffirms its commitment to venture investing
 Reiterating its intention to “piggyback” on the work that the intelligence community has done with In-Q-Tel, the Defense Department will start making venture investments, Secretary o...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise welcomes our new robot overlords
 Melonee Wise of Fetch Robotics gave her insights on robotics and how robots are going to enhance our future. Fetch Robotics specialized in warehouse robots so that humans don’t have to wal...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman on where Greylock is (still) shopping
 At Disrupt in San Francisco this morning, in front of a packed audience, Greylock investors Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman talked about some of the trends that they’re tracking in the startup...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch See Jane Go live today
 Ride hailing services aimed at women drivers and passengers are a small but growing niche. See Jane Go is officially up and running today; drivers and passengers can download the app on iOS or A...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messengers source code reveals hidden Rooms feature
 Facebook Messenger has built an unreleased feature called Rooms that lets groups publicly chat about different subjects and events. Buried in Messenger’s iOS app’s source code are mu...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Foursquare 10 puts search front and center
 Foursquare has today unveiled Foursquare 10, a redesigned version of the app that puts search front and center. J Crowley, head of product at Foursquare, told TechCrunch that most people get on ...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube gets its own social network with the launch of YouTube Community
 Confirming earlier reports that YouTube was planning to introduce more social networking features to its service, the company announced this morning the launch of YouTube Community, which allows...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announces new Chief Equality Officer
 Salesforce has taken a leading role on LGBT issues and now it is taking that one step further. The company next week will be announcing its first chief equality officer, who will report directly...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apple just released tvOS 10 and heres whats new
 The Apple TV is receiving an update today — tvOS 10. Apple announced the update at WWDC and it’s now available to download. Head over to the Settings app on your Apple TV to download...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Confide brings self-destructing messaging to iMessage
 Confide, the confidential messaging app that launched back in 2013, has today announced an integration with iMessage in iOS 10. As part of iOS 10’s new iMessage features, which incorporate...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch With a new CEO, Y Combinator will wind down fellowships and start a MOOC
 Y Combinator, which has been expanding rapidly in recent years, is making broad, organizational changes– for the second time this year.Most dramatically, Y Combinator will be winding down ...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch 15 neat hidden features in iOS 10
 After months and months of beta, iOS 10 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t see right away. If yo...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch iOS 10 review: the coming of age of apps
 I’ve installed iOS 10 on my main iPhone back in June and I’ve been using iOS 10 all summer. It’s a free update, it’s available now, and it features a ton of new emojis. E...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch iOS 10 is now available to download
 Apple has just released iOS 10, the final version. If you want to get the latest iOS features and put a fresh coat of paint on your device, it’s time to update your iPhone or iPad. The upd...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS with Sunrise-inspired features
 Following Microsoft’s acquisition and today’sshutdown of the beloved mobile calendaring application Sunrise, the company announced this morning an upgraded Outlook application which ...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Alexa functionality is coming to the Onyx wearable walkie-talkie
 Orion Labs alternately refers to the Onyx as a “smart walkie-talkie” and a “real-life Star Trek communicator.” Really, the device is a wearable push-to-talk device with a...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Udacity plans to build its own open-source self-driving car
 Sebastian Thrun’s online education startup Udacity recently created a self-driving car engineering nanodegree, and on stage at Disrupt today Thrun revealed that the company intends to buil...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Cloud-based iris identification is here, courtesy of MobileIrisID
 One of the startups that caught my eye at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley was MobileIrisID, a company that combines the convenience of the mobile phone with the power of the cloud. Aimi...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Udacity announces its partners for its autonomous driving nanodegree
 Sebastian Thrun is taking a drive down memory lane with the latest initiative from his online learning juggernaut, Udacity. The company is partnering with Mercedes-Benz Research & Developmen...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Evernote is moving all its data, machine learning tech to Google Cloud Platform
 Evernote — the popular note taking and productivity startupwith 200 million users —has built its reputation around an app that lets you record and trackall your life’s details ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts Azure Service Fabric for running and managing microservices is coming to Linux
 Microsoft’s CTO for Azure (and occasional novelist) Mark Russinovich is extremely bullish about microservices. In his view, the vast majority of apps — including enterprise apps R...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Disrupt SF day two live right here!
 Yesterday went off without a hitch, but today’s lineup will blow your mind: Reid Hoffman. Marc Benioff. Ash Carter. Steph Curry.And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Plus, we have ...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch The Robusto is one of the strongest and lightest watches in the crowdfunding universe
 Watches like the Omega Ploprof and, now, the bulbous-looking Robusto, are designed for rough and ready wear. The watch, created by a Dutch company called Time22 features a titanium case and auto...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Digg raises Series C led by USA Today owner Gannett to boost its aggregation chops
 As publishers of dead-tree newspapers continue to look for ways to pivot and profit from the massive consumer shift to digital platforms, one of the more storied of them is putting some money in...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons Alexa app store hits 3,000 skills, up from 1,000 in June
 Following its accidental reveal of a newer, cheaper version of its Alexa-powered Echo Dot speaker on Monday, Amazon this morning announced new numbers detailing the rapid growth of its Alexa ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Industrious co-working space startup lands $37 million Series B
 Industrious, a WeWork competitor that offers workspace to entrepreneurs, has today announced the close of a $37 million Series B round. Riverwood Capital led the round, with participation from O...
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Auto-Trash sorts garbage automatically at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon
 No, Auto-Trash does not meanwrappers and french fries lingering on the floor of your car. Auto-Trash is a Raspberry Pi-powered trashcan that can automatically sort items placed in itbased on wha...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Digital marketers gain the power of AI and voice control with crystal
 It’s pretty difficult to make digital marketing sexy, but crystal is going at it with both barrels. Launched in public beta today at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley, the product f...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch GGV Capital just made a couple of high-profile hires
 GGV Capital, the nearly 20-year-old cross-border venture firm, with offices on both Sand Hill Road and in Beijing and Shanghai, has brought somenew,interesting people into its orbit: Jason Costa...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon adds another Prime benefit: Audible Channels and free audiobooks
 Amazon this morning rolled out another perk for subscribers to its Amazon Prime membership program: free access to Audible’s short-form digital programming called Audible Channels, as well...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon adds another Prime benefit: free podcasts from Audible Channels and free audiobooks
 Amazon this morning rolled out another perk for subscribers to its Amazon Prime membership program: free access to Audible’s short-form digital programming called Audible Channels, as well...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Native mobile adtech startup Avocarrot acquired by Glispa Global Group for $20M
 Native mobile advertising startup Avocarrot — which, interestingly, was in the first cohort of company builder Entrepreneur First — has been acquired by adtech company Glispa Global ...
11:59 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Sourcery raised $5 million to help restaurants and food vendors deal with each other, and not lost receipts or invoices
 Sourcery Technologies Inc. has raised $5 million in venture funding for software that helps restaurateurs and corporate kitchens order from vendors, keep track of their inventory and expenses, a...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch GitLab secures $20 million Series B
 GitLab, the code collaboration platform for developers based on the open source Git tool, announced a$20 million Series B round today led by August Capital. Existing investors Khosla Ventures an...
11:29 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Ontame.io wants to be Google Analytics for recruiters
 Ontame.io, a relatively new startup from the former CTO and CEO of Graduateland (which recently acquired Tyba), is building a product to bring better analytics to recruitment. Read More ...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Point raises $8.4 million to buy a stake in your home
 Instead of taking on debt to buy a house, Point provides equity funding. The startup can find the capital needed to finance your home and in return they get partial ownership. And now Point is g...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Apples AI if by Air
 After only a few days with Apple’s wireless AirPod headphones, it’s clear that there will be a huge platform business based on the reliable, persistent availability of a contextual a...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7
 With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple is going through a splitting-atoms phase with the iPhone. The company knows that the future is a camera that can see the world in 3D. It knows that the future...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Tesla Upgrades AutoPilot
It’s the first day of TechCrunch Disrupt SF. We highlight one of the compnaies from Startup Battlefield, Tesla upgrades its autopilot to Version 8, Microsoft has a major CRM win, HP is buying Sa...
02:31 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Email or IM? Rushs app combines them both with productivity tools thrown in too
 Email? IM? IM? Email? The rise of mobile messaging apps has challenged email as the primary communications channel for all things, including work — what happens when you blend them togethe...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Guess what Dog PC does
In this world, there are dogs. And also there are PCs. But dog PCs? “Ridiculous,” you say. But ladies and gentleman, I have seen the future of dog computing, and it is Dog PC. The PC for d...
01:13 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch $10 will get you a wire for your wireless AirPods
 Life is strange sometimes. Like, sometimes you buy a $160 pair of wireless headphones, and all you want to is find a way to add another wire to the thing. $10 might be a small price to pay, if i...
01:02 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Lucy wants to make it easier for expectant parents to find and book support services
 Lucy, a Bay Area startup, which was founded this January and launched its beta today, reckons it’s found an underserved not-so-niche market to target: expectant parents. The team presented...
12:52 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Mobalytics is a coach for competitive gamers
 If there’s one industry that’s consistently blowing past expectations, it’s competitive gaming.The e-sports market is expected to reach nearly a half-billion dollars this year,...
12:52 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch ZAP brings the manufacturing process to the cloud
 “Today it takes two to five years to get a factory to produce a car,” begins John Dogru. “A product’s timing to market is everything, and there’s a lot of latency. ...
12:24 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Rex Animal Health is using genomics to keep livestock healthy
 A startup called Rex Animal Health wants to protect livestock from illnesses that can quickly turn into epidemics, and help farmers breed animals with the healthiest and most attractive traits. ...
12:06 am GMT - Tue, September 13, 2016
Techcrunch Robin is automating lawn care with robots and putting an end to checks under the doormat
 A well-kept lawn is one of the most common mixed blessings with which homeowners can treat/afflict themselves. Robin is a startup looking to take as much pain out of the process as possible, bot...
11:35 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch MedRepublic launches a platform for overseas surgeries
 After scouring through almost 1,000 applications, two dozen startups were selected to launch on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. They are presenting before an audience and a panel o...
11:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch BlazingDB uses GPUs to manipulate huge databases in no time
 Gathering petabytes of data about your customers is cool, but how can you take advantage of this data? BlazingDB lets you run high-performance SQL on a database using a ton of GPUs. The company ...
11:21 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Lyft paid to paint pink SFs famous van on a stick
 Lyft has creative control over that iconic van that sits on top of a pole next to the U.S. 101 freeway in San Francisco.“Notice a little more pink during your drive on the 101? The newly-p...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch ProductBoard helps product managers figure out what to build next and why
 ProductBoardtoday is launching aservice for digital product managers that helps them better organize user research and determine which features deserve priority. Making its public debut at TechC...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch TVTY raises further $6.7M to sync online ad campaigns with offline events
 TVTY, a startup that enables online ad campaigns to sync with offline events to make online marketing more timely and relevant, has raised $6.7 million in further funding. Read More ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Breinify tells online retailers what customers want to buy at a specific point in time
 Think of the last time you shopped online. You probably navigated to a home page that featured a dozen or so items, only one or two of which you may have actually been interested in. And while r...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones
 When they wanted to stash the Ark of the Covenant away at the end of the first Indiana Jones film, the government did what any self-respecting bureaucratic institution would, filing it away in a...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Restb.ai offers custom computer vision as a service
 Custom computer vision is the promise of bootstrapping Barcelona-based b2b startup Restb.ai. The team is pitching its machine learning algorithms at businesses wanting to fix a pain-point or aim...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch UnifyID wants to bury the password once and for all
 The old-fashioned password gets little respect from hackers these days. In fact, it’s barely a speed bump for them to get past. The hacker can find your password or even the answers to you...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Pundit launches an audio social media app for millennials
 Just2 percent of applicants got accepted to appear in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF;Pundit was one of the teams to make the cut. The company debuted their audio social media p...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Tim and Marni talk AOL, Yahoo and Verizon, but dont go to White Castle
 Hi Tim and Marni. As the bosses of my boss’ boss, I just want to say that y’all did a really really great job on stage today. Glad to know that things are going well with our new fam...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch WTF is Verizon doing with its streaming app go90?
 Is anyone actually watching videos in Verizon’s go90 mobile streaming application? That question was posed to the audience this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, and lessthan ten people ra...
09:48 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch TallyGo is a navigation platform that calculates traffic using a citys existing network of road sensors
 Most GPS navigation apps use one of two methods to route you to your destination. The first methodis called “detect and react,” and is when a navigation algorithm detects whenyou hav...
09:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch A new wearable generator creates electricity from body heat
 Now your sweaty body can power your phone. Like Neo in the Matrix, a new system created by researchers at North Carolina State University lets you generate electricity with a wearable device. Pr...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch EverlyWell brings lab tests home, personalized health data online
 An Austin startup called EverlyWell wants to make lab testing accessible to anybody who wants to know more about their own body and health. Rather than develop the clinical tests, or panels, on ...
09:18 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Wazer brings water jet cutting from heavy industry to mass market
 On the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield stage today, Wazer showed off its $6,000 desktop water cutter for the first time. Competing against huge industrial units costing upwards of $100,000, the c...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos announces Blue Origins first orbital rocket, the New Glenn
 Early this morning, Jeff Bezos revealed plans for thenext Blue Origin rocket,the New Glenn. Unlike their New Shepard rocket, which is only capable of up-and-down suborbital launches, New Glenn w...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Studio Neat launches iPhone and Apple Watch docks made out of sweet, sweet walnut
 Studio Neat has a pretty good track record when it comes to making accessories for your Apple devices, as well as cocktail tools. And yet, the company had yet to make good docks for your iPhone ...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Exclusive: Deleted scenes from HBOs Silicon Valley
 Before Mike Judge took the stage at Disrupt SF today, the crowd was treated with 4 minutes of deleted scenes from the most recent season of HBO’s Silicon Valley.There are some funextra cut...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook employees say deleting napalm girl photo was a mistake
 Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said today that the company faced “difficult decisions” when it deleted a post by a Norwegian journalist containing an iconic photograph of a girl fleein...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch The ProDrone PD6B-AW-ARM can arrange your deck furniture for you
 Another day, another drone that can perch on fences like a bird and carry deck chairs around in its scary claws. Officially called the PD6B-AW-ARM, this drone is made by Prodrone in Japan and fe...
08:36 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch ChargePoint creates Waitlist for public EV charging
 It seems counterintuitive to call a service Waitlist. No one wants to be put on a wait list; we want to just do the thing we came to do. But ChargePoint has, ahem, a point in creating this new f...
08:28 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch ZTEs top crowdfunding ideas include an AR diving mask and educational robotic gloves
 I’ll admit that when ZTE first launched Project CSX, I was a bit underwhelmed, believing that the initiative was simply focused on handsets. Limited the crowdsourcing competition to those ...
08:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is offering 10 movies for $10 to celebrate a decade of iTunes movies
 Major deal alert –iTunes is offering six different $10 bundles of 10 movies to celebrate 10 years of iTunes movies.Proud of @iTunesMovies and 10 years of celebrating docs, indies, blockbus...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Megan Smith and Alexander Macgillivray tout Obama administrations tech victories, but its a work in progress
 Eight years is a long time in the tech industry — not so much in politics, though. At Disrupt SF today, U.S. CTO Megan Smith and Deputy CTO Alexander Macgillivray reflected on the hard roa...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Show-stealing stealth stimulator LoveNuts edges closer to production
 What’s the buzz all about at TechCrunch Disrupt? LoveNuts, that’s what. It’s a vibrator, designed to look like a funky nut — and adds the glistening sheen of plausible de...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch French edtech startup OpenClassrooms chalks up 6M in new funding
 French edtech startup OpenClassrooms has raised 6 million in new funding. Backing comes from Banque Publique d’Investissements (BPI), Citizen Capital, Xavier Niel (NJJ Capital), and existi...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Mike Judge gives hints about the next season of HBOs Silicon Valley
 We were pleased to have “Silicon Valley” executive producer Mike Judge join us on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco on Monday. The HBO show has managed to both portray and...
07:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Slacks director of engineering, Leslie Miley, doesnt believe in diversity quotas
 Silicon Valley has a huge diversity problem, but a blunt instrumenthiring quotas for diverse candidates still isn’t the answer, according to Slack head of engineering Leslie Miley. Instead...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Razers CEO says the company is looking at going public when its ready
 Razer’s not your average startup. For one thing, there’s the fact that the company has roots dating back to 1998, making it enough to vote or buy a lottery ticket here in the US (exc...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter can now alert you when someone you follow starts live streaming
 Twitter is increasing its focus on live streaming today with the launch of a new Notificationbuttonon its app that lets you subscribeto be alerted when someone you follow starts live-streaming. ...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch This electric bus can handle a days worth of transit on one charge
 Tesla topping the 300 mile per charge rating with its new 100 kWh battery was a big deal, but a new zero emission bus debuted today by Proterra has actually managed 600 miles out of a full batte...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch ScriptBook uses AI to pull great movie scripts from the slush pile
 While not every movie can be Mr. Lovejoy, robots can now help producers find great films by sorting and scoring scripts based on actors, plot, and endings. Think of it as a robotic replacement f...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Twilios Jeff Lawson says bots are overrated
 In a wide-ranging interview with TechCrunch reporter Frederic Lardinois today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson talked about the trials of going public, ...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Razer launches zVentures, a new $30M fund for IoT, robotics, VR and gaming startups
 Razer originally startedas a hardware company making mice, keyboards and other peripherals optimised for dedicated computer gaming, with its mantra being“For Gamers, ByGamers.” Now,1...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch eBay launches a smartphone trade-in site called Quick Sale
 eBay today is launching a new program that aims to capitalize on the large number of older iPhones and other mobile devices poised to hit the resale market, thanks to the launch of the new iPhon...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Europes top court to weigh in on Facebook privacy class action
 Europe’s top court, the CJEU, has been asked to rule on whether a privacy-related legal action brought against Facebook can be treated as a class action or not. Read More ...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Blavity, the BuzzFeed for black millennials, is raising $1 million and gets a redesign
 Blavity, the new media and lifestyle site for the young and black in America, takes on meaningful subjects like the Black Lives Matter movement, NFL player protests and discrimination from Airbn...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch DraftKings Live is a news aggregator that tailors itself to your fantasy football team
 Today at Disrupt SF 2016, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins sat down with TechCrunch’s Fitz Tepper to talk about the future of the Fantasy sports site, launching a whole new mobile app from the ...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Googles new iOS app Cardboard Camera lets you snap VR photos to share with friends
 Google today launched a new application for iOS users called “Cardboard Camera,” which allows you to create 3D, 360-degree photos using your mobile device’s camera. The app was...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch VR studio Jaunt hires Hearst exec George Kliavkoff as its new CEO
 After a several month CEO search, Jaunt has announced that they’ve poached Hearst exec George Kliavkoff to take over at the VR studio. Kliavkoff served as co-president ofHearst’s Ent...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook isnt entirely killing off the mobile web version of Messenger
 Earlier this summer, Facebook began todisable messaging in its mobile web app in order to push people to use its mobile Messenger app. However, this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016, Messen...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch CrunchBase Pro brings new search and analysis features for power users
 Today, live on theTechCrunch Disrupt stage, CrunchBase announcedCrunchBase Pro, a major update to itsheavily used startup database. CrunchBase will still offer the same free features to longtime...
04:22 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger now allows payments in its 30,000 chat bots
 Facebook today filled the biggest hole in its chatbot platform. Messenger bots can accept payments natively without sending users to an external website, Facebook’s head of Messenger David...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messengers audio and video calling reaches 300M users
 Phase 1: Kill SMS. Phase 2: Kill Skype, FaceTime, and your phone. Phase 3: Profit? Facebook is making strides towards becoming a multi-media communication juggernaut, its head of Messenger David...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch 3D Systems outlines plans to shift 3D printing from prototype to production
The 3D printing industry has had a rough go of it, of late. In a few short years, it’s gone from technology darling to victim of its own industry hype, a move that has had serious implications f...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing The Startup Battlefield Of Disrupt SF 2016
 TechCrunch is pleased to announce the 23 startups selected to participate in the Disrupt SF 2016Startup Battlefield. Over the next three days, these companies will compete on tech’s bigges...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Disrupt SF day 1 live right here
Disrupt is a place where dreams come true. Over the course of a year or two, folks can go from sitting in the audience or hosting a booth in the Startup Alley to launching a new company on the Battlef...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Worried about bullying and fake stories on social media? There are tools for that
 Given all of the trouble, tech companies are beginning to marshall their resources and fight back against trolls and misinformation campaigns. Read More ...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch MSIs VR backpack was built for the HTC Vive
 The whole VR backpack bit made the shift from one-off oddity to small scale (if still decidedly odd) movement a few months back, as a handful of notables piled onto the heap. HP and MSI were the...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram now lets everyone filter comments using blocklists, will show friends comments first
 Instagram today is rolling out a feature to all its users that will allow everyone to decide for themselves how they want to moderate comments on the photo-sharing service. First launched for bu...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft snatches HP CRM and service business from rivals Salesforce and Oracle
 In what has to be characterized as huge win for Microsoft, it announced this morning it had secured a 6-year deal with HP, Inc to run Microsoft Dynamicscustomer relationship management (CRM) and...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch TiVo debuts its newest DVR, the 4K-ready BOLT with 6 tuners
 TiVo this morning announced the launch of a new product in its BOLT family of DVRs, the BOLT+. While the 4K-ready BOLT, which debutedlast fall, featured a white chassis and unique, curved shape,...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Redpoint VC Tom Tunguz on what makes the most data-driven companies so effective?
 Over the next 10 years, startups ability to operationalize their data will be the key determinant to their ultimate success. So what are the most data driven companies doing today to operational...
02:25 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Portfolium raises $6.6 million to get college students into jobs where theyll kick butt
 A San Diego startup called Portfolium has raised $6.6 million to help college students get jobs where they are likely to succeed. Portfolium CEO Adam Markowitz said he was inspired to build what...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch CollegeBacker publicly launches its college savings account advisory service
 Paying for college sucks. And, unfortunately, college is getting more expensive just as having that degree is only increasing in importance as one of the keys to the kingdom of American success....
01:05 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch AirTree Ventures raises $250M fund to turn Ozzie funding upside-down
 Woah, crikey, mate! AirTree Ventures just announced it has raised the largest venture fund Australia has seen to date. The fund will be split down the middle, half for an early-stage fund and ha...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn courts users in India with LinkedIn Lite, online job placement tests, business tools
 As LinkedIn continues to wait for the close of its $26.2 billion acquisition by Microsoft, it continues to build out its business, with the latest developments on the international front. Last w...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Phononic raises $30 million to rethink refrigeration
 A startup based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Phononic, wants to make refrigeration and temperature controlfar more efficient, and steadier, than is possible with traditional...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Twilio study: most consumers now want to use messaging to interact with businesses
 Twilio, the developer-centric communications platform that successfully IPOed earlier this year, published a new studytoday about how consumers want to use tech to talk to businesses and brands....
11:47 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon acquires Sensity Systems to add LED light control to its IoT platform
 While Verizon continues to work towards closing its acquisition of Yahoo to boost its media and consumer Internet business (which also includes ownership of AOL, which owns TechCrunch), the comp...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Video ad company Teads acquires Brainient
 Teads, the video ad company that last month raised $47 million in debt financing in order to go on a buying spree of other adtech startups, is staying true to its word. Today it’s announci...
10:08 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Get into TechCrunchs Fintech Pavilion at Disrupt London for free Apply now
 Great tech talent, an excellent regulatory environment and a world-class city has turned London into the FinTech capital of the world. And there’s a boom on. UK fintech firms secured $5.4 ...
10:06 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch HP is buying Samsungs printer business for $1.05 billion
 HP is buying Samsung’s printer business for $1.05 billion in a move aimed at “disrupting” the dusty and stale printing industry. Read More ...
09:33 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs heir apparent to take a company board seat
 Samsung has made a significant move among its leadership ranks after Jay Y. Lee, son of company chairman Kun-Hee Lee and its expected future leader, was nominated to the company’s board. R...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Only 5 more days to save 400 on tickets to Disrupt London
Are you looking to attend the hottest startup show in the UK for the cheapest possible price? You’re in luck.Extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 are on sale now through Friday, Septe...
08:37 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch iPrice adds price comparison to its one-stop e-commerce site in Southeast Asia
 Southeast Asia-based shopping site iPrice has introduced a major update that bring direct price comparison to its e-commerce aggregation service. Read More ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch GenieBelt, a European project management platform for the construction industry, raises 2M
 GenieBelt, a European startup co-founded by Klaus Nyengaard, the former CEO of Just Eat, has built a project management and communications platform for the somewhat antiquated construction indus...
05:56 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Supermodel Natalia Vodianova joins Disrupt in London to talk about digital philanthropy
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is beginning to appear over the horizon. We’ve already announced that Accel’s Sonali De Rycker and Atomico’s Niklas Zennstrom will be on our stage....
05:00 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch A cautionary tale about humans creating biased AI models
 The AI field lacks diversity — even more spectacularly than most of our software industry. When an AI practitioner builds a data set on which to train his or her algorithm, it is likely th...
04:39 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch With a team hailing from around the world Imprompt.io hacks on the fly communications
 The team hailed from Lagos, New York, and suburban New Jersey and had been up for nearly 24-hours working on imprompt.io, a new collaboration tool for meetings on-the-fly for the TechCrunch Disr...
04:24 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Toyotas Prius Prime is engineered to give hybrid owners more EV feels
 Toyota’s Prius Prime is an updated take on the company’s popular hybrid, with more emphasis on the EV aspects of the vehicle, including a battery with double the driving capacity, an...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Toyotas VR drive through a Syd Mead-created world is a near-future trip
 How do you convince a potential car buyer your vehicle is a future-focused choice? One way is to get one of the most iconic creators of cinematic futurescapes to help you build a virtual world t...
02:24 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Michelle Obama asked girls to build solutions to improve access education
 Worldwide, there are 62 million girls without access to traditional education due to a lack of resources, safety and general attitudes about girls and women.In order to address this issue, First...
01:34 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch US buyers gorge on startups while Europeans nibble
 U.S. companies have a massively greater appetite for startups than their European counterparts. Over the past five years, U.S. companies have purchased about four times as many startups as Europ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch Why app development is going micro
 Application development has long been fraught with peril: Projects become bloated, expensive and never ship. The “micro” trend in application development is focused on delivering bot...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, September 12, 2016
Techcrunch AI is for real and intelligent apps is its vehicle according to Madrona Groups Matt Mcilwain
 Q: You’ve been incredibly successful as a VC—you’ve had numerous major exits and been named to the Forbes Midas list several times. To what do you attribute your success? I thi...
11:30 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch For the Love of Spock pays tribute to Star Treks logical heart
 No one person can take sole credit for Star Trek’s success, not even creator Gene Roddenberry. But Leonard Nimoy could take a pretty good claim to being the franchise’s heart, or at ...
11:05 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch CrunchLetter gives writers anxiety with AI powered VC newsletter generator
 A clever hack by Alexander Crosson and Naveen Kulandaivelu at today’s TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon may be giving us tech journalists early warning signs of our forthcoming replacement b...
11:01 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Dooze is an alarm clock with consequences
I’m not a morning person and the snooze button on my alarm clock regularly gets a workout.If you suffer from the same issue (and own an Amazon Echo or similar Alex-enabled device), then maybe Do...
10:35 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Doge Ball: remotely play with your dog and give it treats
 Do you own a dog or a cat and also hold down a job that takes you out of your house? Chances are that if you do, you’ve bemoaned acommonchallenge: how do youmake sure your pet doesn’...
10:29 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch PointShop.space wins the Disrupt SF 2016 Hackathon Grand Prize
 Nearly 1,000 eager participants converged upon Pier 48 yesterday for an all-night Hackathon, helping kick off Disrupt with a cold and foggy view of the San Francisco Bay Bridge (as though there ...
09:51 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Last Mile Club helps you find fellow passengers who want to split a cab
 At the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 hackathon, a team demonstrated a new ride-sharing app called Last Mile Club, which aims to help travelers with the final leg of their trip – getting from ...
09:33 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch With PeppAR Waiter, SoftBanks cute robot shows you your food in 3D before you order
 Crappy photos in restaurant menus be gone! Robots and augmented reality are here and ready to kill you off. That’s the plan for the future, at least, as PeppAR Waiter — an ambitious ...
09:31 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch SafeZone guides you to safe spaces in crises
 The five person crew that developed Safe Zone wanted to do something more meaningful than creating just another geo-based social app. So on this, the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terro...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch TheHighFlyers helps you join the mile-high chat club
 When friends Eli Byers, Chad Fegley, Amrita Chawla, and Mari Lliguicota fly they’re usually bored. They spend a lot of time in the air and they wanted something that would make the miles g...
09:26 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch The Autism Solutions bot helps autistic kids
 With one out of every 64 American children being affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, it’s a huge problem worth working on. Shriya Sreeju (aged 6) agrees. She presented the Pepper Robot-p...
09:14 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch ESPNs fantasy football site isnt working on the most important day of the season
 As if the risingpopularity of daily fantasy sports sites aren’t givingESPN enough to worry about this season, the fantasy sports provider’s platform has been down all day. Today arou...
08:48 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch PointShop hack uses AR to aid gadget buying
 Another hack presented on stage here at the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2016 hackathon uses AR to contextualize gadgets with the aim of helping consumers better understand what they’r...
08:41 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch PepperPays robot photographer replaces cashiers
 Machine vision technology will let any smartphone or tablet recognize objects so we don’t have to rely on humans or barcode scanners. TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon project PepperPay brin...
08:33 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Phoney.club gets you out of uncomfortable conversations
 Some people are simply the worst. For reasons that are my own fault, I’ve recently been involved inseries of conversations that I’d really rather not be having. EnterPhoney.club, a m...
08:23 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Dr. Pepper is not a real doctor, but it could help overloaded schools prioritize patients
 “Doing something for children was our first thought,” Camilo F. Buscaron explains, fresh of the Disrupt Hackathon stage. “We wanted to do something in education.” At some...
08:21 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Mapsquito is a game built by teenagers to fight malaria
 Malaria is treatable and preventable. And yet, the World Health Organization reports that almost half the world’s population —3.2 billion people —are still at risk of contracti...
08:19 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch BMW said to accelerate EV plans with 3 Series, X4 and Mini
 BMW plans to accelerate its electric vehicle plans, in the wake of an executive shake-up and leading into a vote planned for the end of this month. The new BMW expanded electric lineup will kind...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Waiter will wait on hold for you and call you back when a representative answers
 Everyone knows waiting on hold for a representative sucks, and only a few companies have systems that will call you back when a representative is ready. The result is hours wasted and veryoften ...
07:59 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch The Support Cooperative helps companies share customer service data
 Every company needs to understand their customers better, and it’s difficult to get a grip without a body of knowledge, especially when the customer is new to you. Imagine being able to ac...
07:58 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Meter Maid Monitor fixes the most San Francisco problem ever
 Possibly my favorite hack to come out of the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon is solving a so very San Francisco problem. Meter Maid Monitor uses high tech cloud magic to automate the game of dodgin...
07:57 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch LoveBot tells your wife you love her so you dont have to
 LoveBot is the thoughtfulhusband or wife that you aren’t.Presenting at the 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon,Guru Ranganathan was sure to specify once he got onstage that his LoveBot do...
07:47 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch PickMe, a bot for restaurant suggestions
 TechCrunch kicked off the annual Disrupt event in San Francisco with a hackathon, where teams had just 24 hours to put together a project before presenting it in front of a live audience and jud...
07:43 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Full Circle: An SMS-based polling app makes planning outings easier
 You’re organizing a get-together, but getting input from your friends about where to go and when to meet feels like an exercise in herding cats. Enter Full Circle, an app built off a Twili...
07:43 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Full Circle is an SMS-based polling app that makes planning outings easier
 You’re organizing a get-together, but getting input from your friends about where to go and when to meet feels like an exercise in herding cats. Enter Full Circle, an app built off a Twili...
07:30 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: The xenophobia on display in this election could hurt U.S. startups
The anti-muslim, anti-hispanic and increasingly xenophobic tenor of the debate – especially on the Republican side — is bound to scare smart entrepreneurs from coming to America. Innovatio...
07:28 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch PepperHealth can detect vitals and send out an emergency alert for elders in trouble
 Pepper, the humanoid robot, is coming up with all sorts of ways to serve its human overlords, including in eldercare. The little rolling robot took to the stage at the Disrupt SF Hackathon today...
07:26 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Diagnose your plants health with your smartphone camera and Plantbot
 There’s plenty of information online to help people figure out whether their plants are healthy and what they need to do to make them better. But they can be distributed far across the Int...
07:17 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Fake Number Club is a bot for its not you its me
 At the TechCrunch Hackathon today in San Francisco, Torrey Nommesen showed off Fake Number Club, the easiest way to someone down if they ask you for your number. If you call or text a particular...
07:02 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla Autopilot 8.0 uses radar to prevent accidents like the fatal Model S crash
 Today, Tesla revealed Version 8 of its Autopilot software, going live in one to two weeks. Version 8.0 includes updates to the signal processing tech used to interpret images received from the o...
06:46 pm GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Pepper the Inflight Service Bot is a multi-lingual flight attendant who doesnt hate picking up your garbage
 At the Disrupt SF Hackathon today in San Francisco, a team of seasoned software engineers unveiled Pepper the Inflight Service Bot, a robot flight attendant that doesn’t hate picking up ba...
06:36 am GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch A kid held up a sign with his Venmo ID on ESPN and thousands of people sent him money
 Each Saturday during the college football season ESPN hostsCollege GameDay, an pre-game show with a bunch of football experts and hundreds of screaming college kids in the background. Today one ...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Why Im giving my company Election Day off
 This year’s U.S. presidential election is confusing for everyone. The popularity contest that has become the election is diluting our time, attention and ability to think critically. Which...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Slowly but surely, Congress will join us in the 21st century
 With Congress’ approval ratings in the single digits, and in the midst of an ugly political season, our legislature might not appear as a hopeful place to start putting U.S. democracy back...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, September 11, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook isnt just fighting ad blockers, its fighting the underlying causes of blocking
 Many have interpreted Facebook’s move to “block the blockers” as a sign that Facebook is prioritizing its relationship to advertisers over users. It’s actually far more s...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch Whens the best time to share on Facebook?
 There’s all manner of advice and guidance on the web for online publishers looking to optimize their social media efforts: CoSchedule, Fast Company, HubSpot, ShortStack, Forbes, Hootsuite,...
08:51 pm GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch After more than a decade, the fire still burns for Box CEO Aaron Levie
 Box CEO Aaron Levie has been at it for more than a decade. For a guy barely past 30, that means it’s all he’s done professionally for his entire adult life. You could forgive him if ...
06:58 pm GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch App platform Kinetise aims to bring app building to the enterprise
 Kinetise, an app building platform and Disrupt hackathon favorite, aims to democratize the the the process of creating native mobile apps for iOS and Android in the enterprise. Using a drag-and-...
06:45 pm GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch At Amazon the Flywheel Effect drives innovation
 When Amazon CTO Werner Vogels talks about his company’s philosophy around innovation, it’s probably a good idea to listen. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has always found a way to...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: The Enterprise Show
 The Enterprise Gang — Paul Greenberg, Esteban Kolsky, Brent Leary, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor. This enterprise-focused show features leading independent analysts discussing the cha...
04:22 pm GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch Camorama records 360-degree 4K video for your VR pleasure
 While the Camorama promo video is a bit, shall we say, racy I think the product is pretty solid. It’s basically a 4K action cam that doubles as a 360-degree camera. This means you can reco...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch The Beginning Of Protest
 The most provocative book I’ve read this year is The End Of Protest, by Micah White, one of the two initiators of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Remember Occupy? Those crazy days when, g...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch Military veterans provide a new competitive advantage for tech companies
 Ask any Silicon Valley CEO what some of their biggest challenges are and you likely will hear “finding and retaining great people.” Tech is booming, yet it remains incredibly hard to...
03:38 am GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Who will buy The Honest Company?
Raspberry Pi is offering a starter kit, Ford acquires rides commuting company Chariot, The Honest Company is rumored to be in conversation with bankers about a potential sale, Snapchat just secured a ...
03:31 am GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch Five lessons for founders
 Fundraising is something all of us as entrepreneurs worry about constantly and discuss pretty much whenever we meet.A lot of people think you should meet for the first time with a VC or a potent...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch The drone race is off and running, with Israel in the lead
 Audiences around the globe enjoyed all the action of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games thanks in large part to the drones hovering above the events (or below them), capturing every movement, from ev...
01:18 am GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch Roku lands its first streaming deal in Asia with Philippines-based PLDT tie-up
 Roku, the streaming media company, has netted its first deal with an operator in Asia after it announced an agreement with Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). Read More ...
01:01 am GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch Every single part of this camera is 3D printed
 We’ve seen 3D printed cameras before, but they always include some prefabricated part: a hinge, a spring, or more complicated bits like shutters and iris mechanisms. But designer Amos Dudl...
12:58 am GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch Paypal brushes-off request from Palestinian tech firms to access the platform
 Some people might be wondering why a hashtag to do with Paypal has been blowing up on twitter in the last two days. The #PayPal4Palestine hashtag has been making waves on social media after 43 c...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch Judge a book through its cover with this terahertz camera setup
 What do you do if you want to peek inside a book, but you’re pretty sure it’ll crumble into dust if you even crack the cover a little bit? Well, nothing: Opening a book is a critical...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, September 10, 2016
Techcrunch The progressive case for replacing the welfare state with basic income
 It appears some establishment voices have picked up on a way of opposing the idea of the monthly citizen dividend of about $1,000 per month, known as universal basic income (UBI), in a way that ...
11:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Hack for the environment at the Disrupt SF Hackathon
 This weekend, hundreds of developers and engineerswill pack into the Disrupt SF conference space for our Hackathon, a 24-hour race to build a brand-new product. Competitors will present their in...
11:37 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Incoming McAfee CEO Chris Young on his companys post-Intel future
 Young has been running Intel’sSecurity Group for quite some time now as senior vice president and general manager. While he will officially be given a CEO title in his new role, the positi...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Users guide to Disrupt SF 2016
 Hard to believe that Disrupt SFis just around the corner!Check out this guide for helpful event info. Logistics We want you to have a successful experience at Disrupt. Check out these tips to ha...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Coupa is the latest unicorn to file for an IPO
 It has been a slow year for tech IPOs, but cloud software maker Coupa has publicly filed. This is generally an indication that the company will debut on the stock market in a matter of weeks. Th...
09:54 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook steps in to prove the value of chatbots with Tommy Hilfiger
 Here come the fashbots, and this time they might actually be useful. Facebook’s seemingly half-baked chatbot platform soured many on the potential of conversation user interfaces. The firs...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Dropbox responds to accusations its Mac desktop client hacks OS X security
 Dropbox has responded to concerns about how it implements the desktop client of its cloud storage service on Apple’s macOS platform, conceding it needs to do more to communicate how the in...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Galaxy Note 7 recall gets government treatment as the CPSC piles on
 The Consumer Product Safety Commission has finally weighed in on the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, issuing its own statement urging users not just to be careful, as the FAA did, but to “power the...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Opportunities and challenges in commercializing space privately
 The dawn of the space age was, in many ways, a direct response to heightened competitive political and military rhetoric from major global superpowers in the latter part of the previous century....
08:27 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Googles WaveNet uses neural nets to generate eerily convincing speech and music
 Generating speech from a piece of text is a common and important task undertaken by computers, but it’s pretty rare that the result could be mistaken for ordinary speech. A new technique f...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.09.16
 The LIVE recording session of The Gillmor Gang – today with: Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Has been cancelled. We will reschedule ASAP.Our live...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.09.16
 The LIVE recording session of The Gillmor Gang – today with: Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Has been cancelled. We will reschedule ASAP.Our live...
08:14 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter launches an Alexa app
 Too lazy to read your tweets? Now, Amazon Alexa can just read them to you instead. Yes, that’s right: Twitter today has launched an app for Amazon’s voice platform Alexa, which means...
07:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Rebecca Minkoffs Fashion Week show uses augmented reality to help real women shop the look live
 Not only is augmented reality helping us capture all the Pokemon, it’s also made it’s way to Rebecca Minkoff’s fall preview show at Fashion Week this Saturday.About 350 fashion...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Ford backs massive bike share expansion in the San Francisco Bay Area
 At a press conference in San Francisco today, Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields announced that the company had both acquired a rideshare startup called Chariot, and made a significant...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Ford backs massive bike-share expansion in the San Francisco Bay Area
 At a press conference in San Francisco today, Ford Motor Co.president and CEO Mark Fields announced that the company had both acquired a rideshare startup called Chariotand made a significant in...
06:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Confirmed: Honest Company in talks to sell
 The Honest Company, the consumerproducts startup that has largely operated in the limelight thanks to its famous cofounder, actress Jessica Alba, is talking with larger, more traditional consume...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook restores censored nude napalm girl photo due to historical importance
 Facebook has backtracked on its decision to censor a Norwegian journalist and newspaper’s posts, reinstating the nude photo of a child fleeing napalm during the Vietnam war. Facebook had o...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Rover is closing a $40M round that values the pet-sitting startup at nearly $300M
 Seattle-based Rover is in the process of closing a $40 million round of funding, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. The Series E round would value Rover at nearly $300 million, and...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Square Cash users can now spend their balance with a virtual debit card
 Here’s a cool feature from Square Cash – the company launched a virtual card product yesterday, which gives every user a virtual Visa debit card number that they can use to spend the...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Gear to keep you charged and connected at conferences
 Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. This is a condensed version of several Wirecutter guides; you can find links...
04:56 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Ford Smart Mobility acquires Chariot to boost its smart city transit plans
 Ford Smart Mobility, the company founded by Ford Motor Company to help provide alternate means of transportation, justmade its first acquisition: Chariot, the San Francisco-based commuter ride-s...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook photo-sharing app Moments expands to web, adds support for full-res photos
 Facebook Moments, the company’s private photo-sharing application which took the place of mobile photo sync late last year,is now expanding beyond the confines of your mobile phone and you...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Office 365 now lets you invite guests to your projects
 Online tools like Office 365 have changed the way we work and collaborate with our colleagues, but often projects involve people outside of your organization, whether partners, consultants or ve...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the Disrupt SF 2016 speakers and judges
DisruptSFis right around the corner. The event starts on September 12and we’re delighted to reveal the agenda.The lineup is stacked and we are excited to return to Pier 48 in San Francisco to ho...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch The US is not handing over the internet
 Instead of cheering a reduction of needless government involvement, some—including a few members of Congress—are arguing that the U.S. needs to insert itself in a clerical role for c...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch The U.S. is not handing over the internet
 Instead of cheering a reduction of needless government involvement, some — including a few members of Congress — are arguing that the U.S. needs to insert itself in a clerical role f...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Google Photos on iOS can now enhance your Live Photos
 The Google Photos iOS app can now do more with your Live Photos, thanks to the addition of rendering and advanced stabilization technology it previously rolled out in a photo editing app called ...
02:24 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Tumblr to roll out affiliate links across all users blogs
 Tumblr announcedon Thursdayit intends to roll out affiliate codes across its site – meaningallusers’ blogs – as a means of generating additional revenue. The Yahoo-owned bloggi...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Beeswax raises $11M for customizable adtech
 Beeswax, a startup founded by a trio of former Google ad executives, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. The company offers what it calls a bidder-as-a-service — a set of customiza...
01:37 pm GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk asks for help solving the complex riddle of SpaceXs rocket explosion
 On September 1, one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets exploded during pre-launch prep, and now Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to seek clues about the cause from any third-party footage of the i...
11:54 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi finally offers an official starter kit after passing 10M sales
 The Raspberry Pi Foundation has finally put out an official starter kit for its low cost microcomputer — offering what it dubs an “unashamedly premium” bundle for the Raspberry...
09:30 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Iroko launches IrokoX online network to showcase Africas creative talent
 Africa’s artists have a new online stage to showcase their talent. Nigeria based digital entertainment startup Iroko has launched IrokoX, a multi-platform Pan-African network for filmmaker...
07:26 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Karma looks to mount a comeback with the Revero, its $130k hybrid electric sports car
 There are justabout 1,000 Fisker Karma luxury cars on the road today.The vehicle was a hit amongst design-obsessed luxury car owners when it was introduced in 2012, but the average person’...
07:12 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch You can now pre-order the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2
 When Apple announced the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 earlier this weekthe companysaid pre-orders would startFriday September 9th, which in recent years has meant as early as 12:01am Pacifi...
04:42 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Hillary campaign gets $20M from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz
 It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton is well ahead of her presidential opponent Donald Trump when it comes to fundraising from Silicon Valley — but the second-largest donation of the ...
04:42 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Hillary campaign and Dems get $20M from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz
 It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton is well ahead of her presidential opponent Donald Trump when it comes to fundraising from Silicon Valley — but the second-largest donation of the ...
04:42 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Clinton campaign and Dems get $20M from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz
 It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton is well ahead of her presidential opponent Donald Trump when it comes to fundraising from Silicon Valley — but the second-largest donation of the ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Airbnb Fights Discrimination on Platform
Airbnb fights discrimination on its platform with policy changes, Oculus short movie ‘Henry’ wins an Emmy, Twitter adds Read Receipts for Direct Messages, Google buys Apigee for $625 milli...
02:26 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch The Swiss watch industry is doomed
 There was one slide in Tim Cook’s keynote that probably made the watch industry potentates choke on their oysters St Jacques. It was a simply a clear comparison between Apple Watch sales a...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch AI can make your money work for you
 The way we thought of apps in 2008 is how we’ll view artificial intelligence five years from now; 2016 will look like the AI stone age. Although apps have created completely new behaviors,...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, September 9, 2016
Techcrunch FAA warns not to check your Galaxy Note 7 or fly with it on
 An exploding phone is by no means a good thing, but if it has to explode, it’s hard to think of a worse place for it to do so than on a plane. Well, not that hard, but it’s definitel...
11:46 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Peak Design and building a company on the Kickstarter platform
 Most startups toil away in stealth mode on new products with an Apple-esque fear of news leaking before its time. Peak Design decided to go to the other extreme, building a company in full view ...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch NASA has successfully launched OSIRIS-REx, their first asteroid-sample return mission
 NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has successfully launched from Cape Canaveral with the help of 1.2 million pounds of thrust provided by an Atlas V rocket. The spacecraft will journey to a nea...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch NASA has successfully launched OSIRIS-REx, their first asteroid sample return mission
 NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has successfully launched from Cape Canaveral with the help of 1.2 million pounds of thrust provided by an Atlas V rocket. The spacecraft will journey to a nea...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch The U.S. names its first chief information security officer
 A former Air Force general and Department of Homeland Security official has been appointed as the first federal chief information security officer, the White House announced today.Gregory Touhil...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Breathometer teams up with Phillips to take on bad breath
 Eightymillion people in the US struggle with bad breath—many of themdon’t even know that they do, but the people around them are likely all too aware. Last year at CES, Breathometer ...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Breathometer teams up with Philips to take on bad breath
 Eightymillion people in the U.S. struggle with bad breath — many of themdon’t even know that they do, but the people around them are likely all too aware.Last year at CES, Breathomet...
10:40 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Its a long hard road from idea to IPO
 It may not seem it, but coming up with an idea for your startup is probably the easiest part of launching your own company. As one industry insider told me, there are a million ways to screw up ...
10:40 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Its a long, hard road from idea to IPO
 It may not seem it, but coming up with an idea for your startup is probably the easiest part of launching your own company. As one industry insider told me, there are a million ways to screw up ...
10:21 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Revel Systems inks payments deal with Shell as rumors swirl of a sale to IBM
 Reports claimthat point of sale startup Revel Systems is in early acquisition negotiations with IBM, and while both Revel and IBM declined to comment when we asked about it, a deal that the star...
10:16 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Chipotle to test burrito delivery by drone with Project Wing at Virginia Tech
 A Google Solve for X team focused on drones, Project Wing, today announced a plan to commence aerial burrito delivery, in partnership with Chipotle, on the campus of Virgina Tech next week.Proje...
10:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat could buy startups without raising money via new credit line
 Buying cool is the best way for big companies to stay cool. Snapchat rightly believes in itself, and now it’s getting bankers to bet on that vision without selling its precious equity. Sna...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch How to watch Disrupt SF 2016
 Everyone has a different preference for how to watch Disrupt, so we’re giving you tonsof options. Here’s what’s on deck for the show. How to live stream Disrupt SF 2016 TechCru...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch The transformation of sport will bring rich rewards
 The inflation-busting deals being secured by sports rights owners around the world demonstrate the unwavering value of live sports. Amid concerns over cord-cutting, the rise of time-shifted view...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the Disrupt SF Hackathon sponsor prizes and API workshop schedule
 This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon is set to be the best yet. We’re a few days away from the main event and are giddy with excitement. Check out the sponsor prizes and agend...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Restaurant tech startup Salido raises $2M
 Salido, a startup that describes itself as “the restaurant operating system,” is announcing that it has raised $2 million in additional funding. This round from strategic investors d...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Actev Motors, cofounded by Tony Fadell, prepares to start shipping its smart go-karts
 Actev Motors, a young, Mountain View, Ca.-based company, is gearing up to ship its eagerly anticipated all-electric smart go-karts beginning this fall. The vehicles, for kids ages 5 to 9, cost r...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Actev Motors, co-founded by Tony Fadell, prepares to start shipping its smart go-karts
 Actev Motors, a young, Mountain View, Ca.-based company, is gearing up to ship its eagerly anticipated all-electric smart go-karts beginning this fall. The vehicles, for kids ages 5 to 9, cost r...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch To compete with Amazon, Walmart should cut itself in half
 Walmart latest earnings report wasn’t pretty. Overall revenue growth came in at a tepid o.7% for the first half of the fiscal year. Their e-commerce sales grew 11.8%, but the total e-comme...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch SpotHero is ready for the future of autonomous parking
 SpotHero is not new to the on-demand parking game. It raised $2.5 million in 2012, and another $20 million in Series B funding in 2015. This for a service that allows drivers to prepay for a par...
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Its now only $29 to fix your cracked iPhone if you have AppleCare
 Following yesterday’siPhone 7 announcement, Apple is announcing that new AppleCare+ members will be able to get their cracked screens fixed for $29.This is big news for everyone who uses a...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Blackstorm raises $33.5M to help developers get their apps everywhere beyond the App Store
 Managing the App Store can be one of the most difficult experiences for new developers. Getting noticed is hard, the experience isn’t that great, and now Apple is allowing search ads. And ...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Digit, a simple app to help you save, launches Android app
 Whether you’re working out of a dorm room or running a billion dollar company, a little pivot can go a long way. At their worst, pivotscan derail a company’s success, but at their be...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Signifyd raises $19 million to help with online fraud protection
 Online merchants spend a lot of money on chargebacks, which are demands by credit card providers to reimburse for fraudulent charges. That’s why Signifyd created technology that assesses a...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch The need for algorithmic accountability
 There is a new generation of companies exerting such great influence on society that they’re essentially becoming utilities. Google, Amazon, Facebook and Uber are near monopolies that prov...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go becomes the fastest game to ever hit $500 million in revenue
 Pokmon Go has achieveda number of records since its debut – the most downloaded app in its first week everandthe fastest to reach 50 million installs on Google Play, for example – bu...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Chrome is helping kill HTTP
 2016 might be the year that HTTP finally dies. Chrome’s security team announced today that the browser will start marking websites that use insecure HTTP connections to transmit passwords ...
04:24 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Fidget Cube is a brilliantly useless toy for nervous fiddling
 Do you have to keep your hands busy to think straight? Fidget Cube is a little device that lets you click, flip, roll, and slide its different buttons so you can stay calm. You can nab one for $...
04:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter now acts more like a messaging app with read receipts, typing indicators & web link previews
 Twitter rolled out an update to its service this morning that aims to make the social app more competitive with mobile messaging clients, including the recently upgraded iMessage arriving in iOS...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Yalas new chatbot knows the best time to post to social networks
 Need to post content to multiple social networks at the same time? A new chatbot called Yalawants tohelp. The bot, live now on Slack with Facebook Messenger support coming soon, not only does th...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus wins its first Emmy for virtual reality short film Henry
 In what is certainly the first of many pieces of VR original content to receive a prestigious award, “Henry,” a short film by Oculus, has just received an Emmy forOutstanding Origina...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Glassdoor acquires Brazils Love Mondays to expand into Latin America
 Earlier this year,Glassdoorraised $40 million at a $1 billion valuation; and now itis putting some of thatinvestment to use to growinternationally. The employee review and job-search platform ha...
03:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Apple wont disclose first weekend iPhone 7 sales but claims it will sell out
 Pre-orders for the two new iPhones start on Friday, with store availability from September 16. But, unlike in previous new iPhone release cycles, come Monday Apple won’t be saying how many...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch NFX Guild just introduced 13 buzzy young companies to investors
 The youngBay Area accelerator NFX Guildhosted its third Demo Day yesterday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, andthe attendees wereaveritable who’s who of venture and angel i...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook boldly emojis where no emojis have emojid before
 it’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, counting from the airing of the first episode of the original 1966 Star Trek series starringWilliam Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Facebook is marking t...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Setting the AI record straight (for now)
 Artificial intelligence is changing the way we interact with our devices, friends and data. It promises to revolutionize how we work, shop, socialize, date, bank, heal, navigate how we live. Yet...
02:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Sling TVs streaming service for cord cutters hits Windows 10
 Dish Network’sstreaming service for cord cutters, Sling TV, has made its way to Windows 10. The company announced todaythe launch of its on-demand TV service for Windows 10 PCs and tablets...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch AirPods and the rise of snackable audio
 In just 30 seconds, you can enjoyably consume a viralvideo or a few Facebook stories. But until now, theshortest thing you could typically listen to was a three minute song, especially when you ...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Echo could soon start talking to you unprompted
 The speaker that speaks might soon speak without you speaking to ask it to speak. Amazon’s Echo is set to get push notifications, according to The Information, which would allow it to give...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Europes top court rules linking can infringe copyright if done for profit
 Europe’s top court has ruled that knowingly posting links to copyrighted material can be an infringement of rights holders’ rights — even though the copyrighted material in que...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Heres Airbnbs plan to fix its racism and discrimination problem
 Airbnb has been under fire lately for instances of racism and discrimination exhibited by some hosts on the home-sharing platform. In order to combat that, Airbnb is making several positive chan...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Paranoid Fan wants to make sure youre ready for football this season
 The 2016 National Football League season is set to kick off tonight. Thousands of fans will be navigating parking, food and bathroom lines, finding their seats and attempting to meet up with fri...
01:57 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Riders can now stream from Pandora in their Uber
 Uber this morning announced an expanded relationship with Pandora, which will see the music service integrated into the Uber rider mobile application, along with Spotify. Uber customers in the U...
01:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Google will acquire Apigee for $625 million
 Google announced today that it intends to purchase Apigee, an API management platform that went public last year, for $625 million or $17.40 a share. The company, which helps customersbuild digi...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons Fire HD 8 gets upgraded with better specs and Alexa, for $90
 If I were Amazon, I would definitely lead with the whole $90 bit. Granted, there are a few key upgrades to talk about here, but price point has always been a major selling point for Amazon devic...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch IBM and Nvidia team up to launch a new server purpose-built for machine learning
 IBM today announced the launch of the aptly-named IBM Power Systems S822LC for High Performance Computing. Itsunwieldy name betrays the fact that this is a really interesting product. Together w...
11:27 am GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Google given until September 20 to respond to EU Android antitrust charges
 Google has been given another extension to respond to European Union charges its Android mobile operating system is in breach of the region’s competition law. Read More ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch OfferUp raises $119 million for resale marketplace
 It’s like Craigslist, but with auctions. OfferUp is an app that makes it easy to buy and sell your goods.The fast-growing Seattle-based company is raising $119 million to continue its glob...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Ousta, Egypts ride hailing app, lands a $1.25 million investment
 Five months after its March 2016launch, Ousta, Egypt’s first local ride sharing app,has received a bridge investment of $1.25 million as it looks to challenge established industry stalwart...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Nextail raises $1.6M to help retailers optimize stock levels
 Nextail, a Spanish startup that has developed technology to help retailers better manage inventory levels and, ultimately, sell at higher margins, has closed $1.6 million in new funding. The rou...
05:15 am GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Eventbrite cofounder Kevin Hartz joins Founders Fund as partner
 Serial entrepreneur Kevin Hartz has joined the San Francisco-based early-stage venture fund Founders Fund as a partner, he revealed earlier today in a post on Medium. Hartz was most recently the...
03:05 am GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Everything Apple 2016
Apple held its special event in San Francisco to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Watch Series 2 and AirPods. It also announced that Pokemon Go will be coming to the Apple Watch and Ninten...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Reflections on a historic few months for online video
 This has been my Summer of Video — several months when it became clear to me that we’ve reached an inflection point in the transition from linear TV to online video. Read More ...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, September 8, 2016
Techcrunch Intel spins out Intel Security with TPG to form new McAfee valued at $4.2B
 Intel announced today that it has plans to spin off its security unit into a new company that will be owned in-part by private equity firm TPG. Intel will retain a 49 percent ownership stake of ...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Everything you need to know from Apples iPhone 7 event
 Apple held its annual September press conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, unveiling the iPhone 7 at long last. CEO Tim Cook took the stage (after a charming bout of Carpool Karaoke) to int...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch 8 devices other than the iPhone 7 Plus that used dual cameras with varying success
 The new iPhone 7+ is equipped with a pair of cameras where there once was only one. But while Apple’s implementation is, of course, special and unique, it’s not the first dual-camera...
10:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Playing around with the Apple Watch Series 2
 Maybe there’s a theme emerging here — behind-the-scenes tweaks while maintaining aesthetic consistency with past generations. Like the new iPhone, the Apple Watch Series 2 is pretty ...
10:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch VideoBlocks wants stock media to keep it real, launches The Authentic Collection
 VideoBlocks, the stock media company that gives subscribers unlimited access to its catalog of images, videos and audio clips for an annual subscription,wants stock media to look less whitewashe...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Football is definitely back because Twitter now has an emoji for every NFL team
 As if Twitter’s deal to stream NFL Thursday Night Football didn’t convince you that the social network was going all-in on the NFL, maybe this will.Twitter announced today (a day bef...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Trying out Apples fully wireless AirPods
 The AirPods were as close as we got to an honest-to-goodness hardware surprise at today’s big Apple event in San Francisco – though anyone who heard tell of the untimely demise of th...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Hewlett Packard Enterprise to spin-off software assets in $8.8B transaction
 In an $8.8 billion transaction, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, also known as HPE, will be spinning off its non-core software assets, according to a statement from company CEO Meg Whitman. The asset...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Hewlett Packard Enterprise to spin off software assets in $8.8B transaction
 In an $8.8 billion transaction, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, also known as HPE, will be spinning off its non-core software assets, according to a statement from company CEO Meg Whitman. The asset...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Up close with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
 Here we are in a post-headphone jack world. I don’t know about you, but I expected thing to feel different, like that part in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy sees color for the first time. B...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple also doubles storage on old iPads and makes high-end iPad Pro models cheaper
 Apple hasn’t mentioned the iPad during its press conference, but it doesn’t mean that the company has no news for the device. The iPhone 7 finally starts with 32GB of storage, and th...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch A view on VC from a realistic optimist
 During the last year there has been considerable discussion regarding the current state of the venture capital industry: Are we in a bubble? Did that bubble pop? Why has there been a dearth of m...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch All the ways you are probably going to lose an AirPod
 Apple has some wireless earbuds! They’re $159, and they aren’t connected by a cable to anything. They go right into your ear when they aren’t in a case that’s charging th...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Pay comes to Japan, New Zealand, Russia this fall, hits the web on September 13
 Apple Pay will arrive in three more countries this fall: Japan, New Zealand and Russia, and will hit the web alongside the launch of iOS 10 on September 13th. The web version of Apple’s pa...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Pay comes to Japan, New Zealand and Russia this fall; hits the web on September 13
 Apple Pay will arrive in three more countries this fall: Japan, New Zealand and Russia, and will hit the web alongside the launch of iOS 10 on September 13th. The web version of Apple’s pa...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple unveiled the $159 wireless AirPods
 If $159 sounds like a lot of money for 8 grams, it’s because it is. Shortly after introducing the iPhone 7, Apple unveiled the AirPods. If you’re familiar with the existing EarPods, ...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch No, Apple, digital zoom still sucks
 Apple continues to dance a sexy dance for photographers all over the world, launching better cameras with more features and higher quality. But when Phil Schiller, VP of marketing at Apple stand...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Dont cry because the headphone jack is over, smile because it happened
 Let’s get this straight: Tim Cook doesn’t read your Tweets. He doesn’t care about your thoughts on iPhone vs. Samsung and he definitely doesn’t care about your headphones...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Heres your first look at Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay on PS4 Pro
 If you’re note familiar with the Mass Effect series of sci-fi role-playing games, then you’re missing out. The new PS4 Pro that Sony unveiled today can handle 4K, and Bethesda used t...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Box introduces New Box at BoxWorks
 Box has always been known as the irritant in the content management industry, that plucky cloud upstart ready to take on the staid and conservative on-prem competition, but after more than a dec...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch All of the videos from Apples iPhone event
 Apple’s method of unveiling new products is methodical, but effective. With each new release comes a beautifully shot, usually narrated introduction video. If you’re looking for a qu...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Sony announces the Pro, a more powerful PlayStation 4 with a $399 price tag
 Sony is revealing the details of an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4. Sony Interactive Entertainment President Andrew House said the new version of the console — dubbed the Pro —...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Courage.
 Phil Schiller today caused the largest collective eyeroll in the history of the world with his explanation of why Apple was leaving the 3.5mm analog audio jack behind. “It comes down to on...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch The PS4 Slim is coming September 15 for $299
 Sony unveiled a new, sleeker version of its PlayStation 4 today as promised. The PS4 Slimis basically the same as its predecessor inside, but in a smaller shell and with a new price tag at $299 ...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Sonys PlayStation 4 Neo event live right here
 Sony is holding a PlayStation Meeting in New York to unveil the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’, and maybe also a PS4 Slim because why not. In case you don’t care about Apple’s iPhon...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch iPhone 7 pre-orders start on September 9 and ships on September 16
 Now that Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it’s time to look at this year’s iPhone lineup. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available to pre-order on September 9 and will ship...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apples iOS 10, watchOS 3 to arrive on September 13
 Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 10, along with the new release of watchOS, will be arriving on September 13, the company confirmedtoday at its iPhone 7 press event. The updated iO...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apples iPhone 7 storage finally starts at 32GB
 The iPhone’s base-level storage — starting at 16GB — has been a sticking point for quite a while. More and more content has become available over time in the form of video, app...
06:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apples A10 Fusion optimizes power consumption to give you more battery life
 Apple introduced the iPhone 7 today. It’s 40 percent faster than last year’s A9, and twice as fast as the A8. It’s 240 times faster than the first iPhone. More interestingly, i...
06:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram is building new zoom, filter, and GIF features for the iPhone 7 camera
 The iPhone 7’s powerful new camera features will be getting the spotlight in an upcoming version of Instagram. Ian Spalter, Instagram’s head of design, appeared on-stage at the iPhon...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple and Nike teamed up to make a Nike special edition Watch Series 2
 Apple unveiled a Nike+ edition of the Apple Series 2 Watch today at its annual Fall event.The Nike+ version of the Watch will roll out late October for $369 and is, of course, built for runners....
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple kills headphone jack (1878 2016). RIP.
 With the newest iPhone 7, Apple is saying buh-bye to a technology that’s been going strong for almost 140 years. It has served us well, but the Cupertino-based maven today announced it dec...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch No, really, the headphone jack is more useful than you think!
 Apple today announced that the newest generation iPhone will do away with the headphone jack. Obviously sad if you just bought an expensive new pair of headphones, but the interface is used for ...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Heres why the iPhone 7 Plus has two cameras
 As long rumored, the new iPhone — one of them, anyway — has a dual-camera setup on the back. What’s the benefit of this crazy contraption? Read More ...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Box teams up with Google for Docs and Springboard integration
 Sure there’s some kind of fruit-related event going on right now, but this week is also BoxWorks, the annual conference for the enterprise content cloud platform provider. At that event, B...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple discontinues gold watch, adds ceramic
 Remember those $17,000 Apple Watches?Well it looks like the gold Apple Watch Edition is not part of the new collection.When the company unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday, they a...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple *officially* unveils the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
 We already know that it’s water resistant, has stereo speakers, and has a brand new camera (because Apple accidentally tweeted about it earlier today). But Apple is finally unveiling the n...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks path into the messaging future
 There has been quite some buzz around Facebook’s Messenger platform lately. And, almost daily, you can read new articles about chatbots, conversational interfaces, digital assistants, AI a...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Truecaller beefs up its spam call detection thanks to Apples CallKit Extension in iOS 10
 Apple just took a big step to helping with that crackdown after it unveiled its CallKit Extension for iOS 10 which gives third-party apps increased access to its system. Read More ...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple stays in school with coding curriculum, and a revamped iWork
 Ever since Steve Jobs brought the Apple II to the classroom, Apple has created and distributed tech to winover young users where they first learn about computers and coding, their schools. The c...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple unveils the Apple Watch Series 2
 In the introduction video, Apple insisted on the water resistant feature. The Sport version comes in silver, space gray, rose gold and gold. And it looks just like the original Apple Watch ̵...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apples App Store gets a Notify button for soon-to-launch apps
 Apple surprised everyone this morning at its iPhone press event with itsannouncement that Nintendo’s iconic character Mario was finally arriving on the App Store in a brand-new game,but an...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch With 500M downloads, Pokmon Go is coming to the Apple Watch
 Oh boy, here we go — John Hinke, CEO of Niantic Labs, just told the world that Pokmon Go is coming to the Apple Watch on stage at Apple’s iPhone 7 event.The game has become one of th...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple takes on Google & Microsoft with iWorks real-time collaboration
 Announced at Apple’s event today, the company takes on Google Documents with real-time collaboration on iWorks documents. The long-awaited feature makes it easier to cooperate on creating ...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple and Nintendo are bringing Super Mario to an iPhone near you
 Apple just announced that it is working with Nintendo to deliver a new game on the App Store called Super Mario Run.As the name implies, Super Mario Run is a runner game (think Temple Run) that ...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch App Store sees 140 billion downloads, 106% year-over-year growth
 Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a brief update on the App Store this morning at the kickoff of the iPhone press event, noting that Apple’s application marketplace has now seen 140 billion apps dow...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Day
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05:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch This is the iPhone 7
 Apple just leaked the iPhone 7 on Twitter. iPhone 7. The best iPhone ever, in every way that matters. Pre-order now. Available 9/16. apple.co/iPhone7preorder https://t.co/jK5y3cpzpr—  ...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Music hits 17 million subscribers amid slowing iPhone sales
 Already the news is rolling in at today’s Apple iPhone 7 event: Apple Music has hit 17 million paying subscribers. The company’s streaming service continues to keep rolling on despit...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the last batch of tickets for the Disrupt SF Hackathon, plus the emcees, judges & API workshops
 The Disrupt SF Hackathon kicks off this Saturday, September 9th at noon and you still have a chanceto snag a ticket. Also,we’re excited to announce the hackmasters, judges and API workshop...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Live from Apples iPhone 7 announcement
 It’s become something of a ritual: September comes around, and Apple sends out its ever-mysterious invite to a few dozen outlets. We all head for San Francisco, and a new iPhone is unveile...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Where to watch the live stream for todays Apple iPhone press conference
 Apple is holding a press conference today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the company is expected to unveil the new iPhone as well as the Apple Watch 2. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch New AirMap feature helps drones avoid manned aircraft
 A Santa Monica-based startup called AirMap today launched a feature that gives drone operators real time traffic alerts whenever manned aircraft such as helicopters, crop dusters or low-flying p...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch HashiCorp raises $24M for its DevOps infrastructure software
 HashiCorp, which offers a number of tools that help developers write and deploy their applications (including the popular open-source Vagrant tool for setting up development environments), today...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch CrunchBase sees rise in average seed round in 2016
The typical investment in a U.S. seed-stage company rose in the first half of 2016, with many startups and their backers looking to shore up a longer runway before seeking Series A funding, according ...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Whoops, Amazon just introduced the iPhone 7
 While the Apple press conference is supposed to start in 30 minutes, it looks like it’s amateur hour or epic fail time at Amazon as the company just released a special page listing all iPh...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Parrot announces a dev kit that helps drones see and avoid obstacles
 Parrot, the French company thatis probably best known for its AR.Drone and Bebop drones, today announced the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk, a new development kit for helping drones and robots navigate ind...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Callblocks new iOS app will block calls from over 2 million telemarketers
 A new application, Callblock, coming to the iTunes App Store, claims to block phone calls from over 2 million telemarketers by type, including things like robocallers, debt collectors, political...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Meet your Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Final Round Judges: Cyan Banister, Roelof Botha, Matthew Panzarino, Susan Wojcicki and Padmasree Warrior
 Choosing this year’s Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield winners will be a tough job. There is an exceptionally strong and unique group of young companies competing in Startup Battlefield next ...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Allbirds raises $7.25 million, unveils new shoe colors
 If you’ve walked around San Francisco, you’ve probably seen them. An eco-friendly and comfortable wool shoe, Allbirds has already developed a cult following in the tech world. Ventur...
02:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Live from Apples iPhone 7 announcement
 It’s become something of a ritual: September comes around, and Apple sends out its ever-mysterious invite to a few dozen outlets. We all head for San Francisco, and a new iPhone is unveile...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Starbucks debuts its own original content series, Upstanders, featuring video and podcasts
 Today, Starbucksis becoming a media company. The company this morning debuted its first-ever originalcontent series called “Upstanders” which aims to inspire Americans with stories o...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Volkswagen and Anhui Jianghuai in talks on building EVs for China
 China is looking at electric vehicles as akey way to lower emissions and improve the country’s general environmental sustainability, and Volkswagen is teaming up with China state-owned car...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla brings its Design Studio to you with Model X SUVs towing Airstreams
 Tesla may have a range of vehicle showrooms across North America, but those can’t cover everyone, and it’s even more difficult for the average potential Tesla buyer to get to the com...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Android Pay now works with Chase Visa cards
 Consumers in the U.S. today are getting anotheropportunity to lighten their wallets a little more: Chase Visa credit and debit cardholders can nowload up and use their accounts via Android Pay.T...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Android Pay now works with Chase Visa and Uber Rewards; mobile web coming soon
 Consumers in the U.S. (and UK) today are getting anotheropportunity to lighten their wallets a little more. In the U.S., Chase Visa credit and debit cardholders can nowload up and use their acco...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Klarna launches its first credit product with new U.S. partnerships
 The online financing giantKlarna is continuing its rollout in the U.S. with a host of new partnerships and a new productso online shoppers in the U.S. and Europe can actually take out loans from...
01:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Your Facebook friends can actually cheer you up
 A study (conveniently co-written by Facebook) has found that “personal interactions on Facebook can have a major impact on a person’s feelings of well-being and satisfaction with lif...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Magazinos TORU inventory-grabbing robot rolls into major German logistics center
 If you work in any kind of storage facility or warehouse, there’s a better chance every day that you’re going to be working alongside robots. Magazino’s TORU is a good example ...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Bear Grylls jump out of a plane to test Land Rovers new Discovery seat folding app
 Land Rover’s new Discovery, which it teased yesterday via our first ever look at the SUV’s front end, also has a “world-first” smart seat feature, which lets owners recon...
12:07 pm GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Missouri court rules against Tesla selling at its own dealerships in the state
 Tesla continues to try to up-end the dealership system in the U.S., which generally requires that franchise-onwned dealers sell cars, vs. automakers selling directly via their own wholly owned d...
11:55 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Camarilla, like Path but better, lets you share with up to 15 friends
 Remember Path? Even though targeting early tech adopters was potentially the wrong ‘path’ for that company, the idea of a close-friends-only social network isn’t a bad one at a...
11:11 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch New startup Doorkeys aims to drag property buying in India into the digital era
 Doorkeys is a new startup in India that wants to bring the process of buying a home online. Founded by real estate veteran Subhash Bedi, chairman and MD of Rising Straits Capital, an entrepreneu...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Mercedes Benz and Matternet unveil vans that launch delivery drones
 Mercedes-Benz Vans and drone tech startupMatternethavecreated a concept car, or as they’re calling it a Vision Van, that could change the way small packages are delivered across short dist...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Mercedes-Benz and Matternet unveil vans that launch delivery drones
 Mercedes-Benz Vans and drone tech startupMatternethavecreated a concept car, or as they’re calling it a Vision Van, that could change the way small packages are delivered across short dist...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch $67 billion Dell-EMC deal closes today
 Last Fall, rumors began circulating that Dell was interested in acquiring EMC. On October 12th, the rumors proved true when Dell announcedit was buying EMC for an astonishing $67 billion, a reco...
10:35 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Sonys PlayStation 4 Neo event live right here
 Sony is holding a PlayStation Meeting in New York to unveil the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’, and maybe also a PS4 Slim because why not. In case you don’t care about Apple’s iPhon...
10:33 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Oui Open merges with Storefront to become a global pop-up store marketplace
 French startup Oui Open, also known as PopupImmo, is merging with its American competitor Storefront for an undisclosed amount of money. The two entities will soon provide a global marketplace o...
10:21 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch InstaSupply keeps all your invoicing ducks in a row
 Ah, supply invoicing. As a lad my dear old father used to dandle me on his knee and speak of the great supply invoice systems of yore. He came from an era when supply managers were giants, men a...
09:23 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon launches restaurant delivery for Prime members in London
 Back in July we reported that Amazon was set to launch a restaurant delivery service in London for its Amazon Prime customers and now the e-commerce giant has done just that. Read More ...
08:06 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Where to watch the live stream for todays Apple iPhone press conference
 Apple is holding a press conference today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the company is expected to unveil the new iPhone as well as the Apple Watch 2. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft opens its UK data center region to Azure and Office 365 customers
 Microsoft today announced thatits U.K. data center region isnow online. The new region, which the company announced last November, currently offers support for Microsoft’s Azure cloud serv...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Live From Apples iPhone 7 Announcement
 It’s become something of a ritual: September comes around, and Apple sends out its ever-mysterious invite to a few dozen outlets. We all head for San Francisco, and a new iPhone is unveile...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | DJI Folding Drone Leaked Photo
Google switches on new undersea cable in Asia, photos of DJI’s new drone gets leaked, things get worse for Rothenberg Ventures, SolarCity is planning to install 5 million solar roofs, and accord...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch 3D printing technologies explained
 If you’ve ever been lost in the midst of all the 3D printing technologies, you know how hard it is to get a grip on the different machinery, applications and companies involved. Many ̶...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, September 7, 2016
Techcrunch LG keeps the second screen and adds more cameras for its Nougat-sporting V20 flagship
 A day after IFA and Labor Day and mere hours before Apple takes the stage in the same city — LG really doesn’t have a knack for timing. It’s unfortunate to say the least. Here ...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch iZettle buys IntelligentPOS to expand from mobile payments to commerce solutions
 While Square continues to take small steps into Europe, a would-be homegrown rival has made its first acquisition to expand from mobile payments into a wider set of commerce solutions. iZettle &...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Whats next for the U.S. drone market?
 Following a major milestone for the domestic drone industry last week, industry insiders are expecting a big uptick in dollars invested in U.S. drone tech companies— just maybe not an imme...
10:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Motoring community DriveTribe secures $6.5M from 21st Century Fox
 DriveTribe, the vertical online community for motoring fans to be launched by former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, has now secured $6.5 million (4.9 million...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Buddha was a data scientist
 Buddha believed in data. Every time he tried something new, he paid attention. He collected evidence. He figured out what worked and what didn’t. And if something didn’t work, he rej...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch The Coros Linx is a smart bike helmet that makes sense
 While cycling apps are thick on the ground, a full gadget ecosystem is hard to come by. Seattle startup Coros is looking to change that with the Linx, a helmet-app combo (with handlebar controll...
10:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Squire makes software for barbershops
 Squire, a company that launched last week at Y Combinator’s Summer ’16 Demo Day, makes software for barbershops. Not salons or beauty parlors or wherever else you get your hair cut&#...
10:07 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch OEMs and startups: The incubator at Jaguar Land Rover HQ
 The first question you might have when learning that Jaguar Land Rover has its technology headquarters in Portland, OR, is, “Why?” There’s an easy answer for that question, sai...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Lost in translation: Streaming in China
 The rapid growth of streaming is taking the globe by storm, but no country seems to have the market potential for OTT video streaming quite like China. While the United States OTT market is begi...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest brings on a new head of engineering that specializes in image search
 Pinterest said it has hired Li Fan, the former head of image search at Google, as the company’s new head of engineering. Much of Pinterest’s most promising technology involves search...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest brings on a new head of engineering who specializes in image search
 Pinterest said it has hired Li Fan, the former head of image search at Google, as the company’s new head of engineering. Much of Pinterest’s most promising technology involves search...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Obama and Clinton weigh in on cyber warfare tactics
 President Barack Obama told reporters at the G-20 summit in China that he has been in discussions with other world leaders, including Russian president Vladimir Putin, about creating a set of st...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Theres still a gender wage gap in tech
 Facebook and Apple recently declared that there’s no wage gap between men and women at their respective companies. That’s cool, I guess, but that type of men-versus-women analysis is...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Postmates is raising at least $100 million to fuel its on-demand ambitions
 We’re hearing from sources that Postmates, which is among a few companies that are seen as operating in the difficult on-demand space, is raising at least $100 million in a round led by Fo...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Callstats.io raises $3M Series A round for its WebRTC analytics service
 WebRTC, a relatively new web standard that allows you to make audio and video calls from your browser without plugins, is becoming increasingly popular. But as more companies and products adopt ...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Retail POS service Green Bits wants to revolutionize the budding marijuana industry
 With the sale of marijuana either for recreational or medicinal purposes becoming legal in more and more states, new and existing retailers are struggling to find ways to keep track of inventory...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch How Facebook News Feed Works
 This is the ultimate guide to how Facebook chooses what to show in your News Feed, and how you can get your content seen by more people.Understanding how the News Feed works is tough because the...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch What to expect from Sonys PlayStation event
 Sony is having a PlayStation event tomorrow in New York, where it plans to provide an update on its PlayStation business and PS4. Most people agree that means it’s going to show us a coupl...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch French on-demand delivery startup Tok Tok Tok to close, sells tech assets to Just Eat
 The European on-demand delivery fall out continues. This time it’s the turn of France’s Tok Tok Tok, a Postmates-styled same-hour delivery company, which sent an email to customers e...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Fire TV and Fire TV Stick updated with better voice search, personalized recommendations from HBO & Netflix
 Amazon announced an update toFire TV and its smaller companion, the Fire TV Stick, which will bring expanded Alexa-powered voice search to both devices, as well as a way to receive personalized ...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Captain Train rebrands to become Trainline following acquisition
 Earlier this year, Trainline acquired Captain Train for quite a bit of money. Now, Trainline is trying to unify its train ticket booking system. First, Captain Train is now called Trainline, jus...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Legislating noncompetes
 The battle over noncompetes is a modern-day rendition of an age-old trope: the big corporation versus the little employee; Goliath versus David. The only difference? In the fable, Goliath was br...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch DJIs folding drone leaks as press invites to September event roll out
 DJI’s next drone looks like it will probably be the foldable DJI Mavic, according to new image leaks that build on a previous trademark application DJI filed for the product name. The leak...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Google is launching Shop the Look to let you search and shop by outfit
 If there is onethreat to Google Search, it’s that the majority of content created today lives inside social apps like Instagram and Snapchat and can’t easily be indexed to show in se...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the startups that just pitched at EFs 6th Demo Day (and our top picks)
 I’ve just finished watching Entrepreneur First‘s sixth cohort’s Demo Day Demo in London. The event, held at Facebook’s UK HQ, saw 21 newly outed startups pitch their ware...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Upcoming App Store purge could see hundreds of thousands of apps deleted
 Apple’s recently announced promise to clean up its App Store by removingold, outdated and non-compliantapplications could see hundreds of thousands of apps getting booted from the mobile a...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomis Android set-top box to launch as soon as October for less than $100
 There’s much anticipation about Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s long-awaited entry into the U.S. market. And we don’t have long to wait. Kinda. TechCrunch understands that ...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Michael Kors brings really, really big design to Android Wear
 At their heart, most smartwatches really aren’t all that far removed from those calculator watches from the 80s. The height of geek chic. Big and bulky pronouncements to world that the wea...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Besties IBM and Box create a workflow tool for regular folks
 When Box praised its partnership with IBM at its earnings call last week, it was holding one card close the vest. The two companieshad been working on a new workflow tool, and today theyannounce...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Yelp invites hackers to expose vulnerabilities through bug bounty program
 Hackers, start your engines. Yelp launched a public bug bounty program today, inviting the world’s hackers to pick apart its websites and mobile app in search of vulnerabilities that could...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch What to expect at Apples iPhone press conference
 Let’s start with the elephant in the room. For the past three years, Apple has introduced new iPhones at a press event in early September. Based on multiple leaks, this year shouldn’...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Report: Snapchat ad revenues to reach almost $1 billion in 2017
 A new report out this morning from analysts at eMarketer is forecasting explosive growth for Snapchat’s ad revenue by next year. The firm estimates the mobile social application will gener...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Entrepreneur First closes 40M fund to co-invest in alumni companies
 Entrepreneur First, the company builder program for technical graduates, has just kicked off its sixth cohort’s Demo Day Demo at Facebook’s London-based UK HQ where 21 newly formed s...
02:20 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy Note 7 recall could cost the company $1B
 The price tag on Samsung’s comprehensive recall of all Note 7 devices shipped to date could be very expensive – Bloomberg reports an estimated total cost of around $1 billion for rep...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch PayPal partners with MasterCard for store payments
 PayPal this morning announced an expanded partnership with MasterCard aimed at helping the payments service become a more universally accepted checkout method at stores. The partnership, which f...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Sun and Moons newest Pokmon include a powerful hybrid created by science
 What hath science wrought: First it created the brooding Mewtwo, whose tale of experimentation and weaponization is the dramatic underpinning for the original Pokmon movie; now, it’s respo...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch About.com launches The Balance, a personal finance website for everyone
 In a quest to dismantle itself and become more relevant in the 21st Century, IAC-owned About.com is launching another standalone vertical in the form of The Balance, a personal finance website t...
01:18 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Volvo and Autoliv launch joint venture to create self-driving software
 Yet another partnership has been forged to help usher in the era of self-driving software: This time, it’s Volvo, which announced (via Reuters) a joint venture with Swedish-American car sa...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe reveals video collaboration, VR and animation updates for Creative Cloud
 Adobe has a host of new features for its Creative Cloud video tools it’s debuting at IBC 2016 this week. The improvements include new team collaboration features, as well as new improvemen...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Hong Kong unveils a digital hub to boost fintech startups and innovation
 Hong Kong is making a move to challenge Singapore and others as the dominant location for fintech in Asia after the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) unveiled a digital hub and new allowances ...
12:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch SolarCitys integrated solar roof plan said to target 5M U.S. homes
 How do you make a dent in the energy market? SolarCity is likely one of the few companies that has a good idea of how to answer that question, and one part of its plan includes replacing the roo...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Lerer Hippeaus Ben Lerer says FOMO is inevitable, but resistance is possible
 In the world of tech and investing FOMO isa dominant theme that drives much of investment decision-making at the early stage. Ben Lerer, Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau Ventures, goes as far a...
10:31 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Google switches on new undersea cable for faster internet speeds in Asia
 Google is speeding up its internet services in Asia once again. Fresh from expanding its data centers in the region — which are located in Singapore and Taiwan — last year, the compa...
08:17 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Lydia launches a good old plastic card to go beyond the peer-to-peer payment space
 French startup Lydia is launching a card so that you can spend your Lydia balance in every retailer that accepts MasterCard. You can trigger a lot of features in the app. In other words, you rem...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Divido raises 2.5M to let you spread cost of purchases while retailers get paid immediately
 The UK’s Divido is one of a number of startups and tech companies operating in the point of sale consumer finance sector. Its alternative payment option lets customers spread the cost of a...
07:25 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Podcasting toolkit Z-cast updates with new features
 Podcasts blew up in 2016. Ever since Serial’s successtwo years ago, the medium has gained devotees among celebrities and… apparently everyone else. The new, new thing in the podcast ...
07:25 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Podcasting toolkit ZCast updates with new features
 Podcasts blew up in 2016. Ever since Serial’s successtwo years ago, the medium has gained devotees among celebrities and… apparently everyone else. The new, new thing in the podcast ...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch VizEat, a startup that lets you dine in a locals own home, gobbles up 3.8M funding
 VizEat, a European startup that operates a “social dining platform” to enable travellers to dine in a local’s home, has raised 3.8 million in new funding. The round was led by ...
06:50 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Zilingo lands $8M for its marketplace for fashion sellers in Southeast Asia
 Zilingo may not be a name known to many prior to today, but the under-the-radar e-commerce company has closed a impressive $8 million Series A round to scale its fashion-focused marketplace in S...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Intel buys computer vision startup Movidius as it looks to build up its RealSense platform for drones and VR
 Intel’s RealSense platform was the star of its Intel Developer’s Forum conference in San Francisco last month and it seems the company is only looking to grow the scale and capabilit...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch Intel buys computer vision startup Movidius as it looks to build up its RealSense platform
 Intel’s RealSense platform was the star of its Intel Developer’s Forum conference in San Francisco last month and it seems the company is only looking to grow the scale and capabilit...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, September 6, 2016
Techcrunch 11 reasons we didnt invest in your company
 Like most VCs, we see dozens of deals each week. We’ve developed a funnel that enables us to quickly eliminate those that don’t fit our general investment criteria. The deals that su...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceXs Falcon 9 explosion, Proxima b and SETI: Listen to TCBC Episode 3 with Emily Calandrelli
 On this week’s episode of TCBC, the podcast where TechCrunch’s writers go in-depth about the beats they love and obsess over, we talk to Emily Calandrelli, our resident space reporte...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch The four public policy questions every startup should ask
 As a necessary function of a product launch, startups are myopic — they’re frenzied, they’re broke and they’re not remotely cognizant of the serious public policy hurdles...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch Four reasons you really shouldnt miss Disrupt SF, kicking off one week from today
 Disrupt SF starts a week from today. There’s still time to get on board, and here are a few reasons why you might be sad if you don’t. You can still get a ticket here. #1 Marc Andree...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch Blowing up on Kickstarter, Hello brings video conferencing and security to any TV
 The $6.7 billion telepresence and video communication category hasn’t evolved much since we were introduced to Cisco and Polycom. At the same time Smart TVs are making video conferencing e...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch Why the advertising industry needs to embrace AdBlock
 The advertising industry is wringing its hands and shaking its fist at the use and growth of ad-block technology, but I am not above temptation. I installed it. I love it and probably won’...
02:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch Apple rolls out its new, personalized playlists to Apple Music subscribers on iOS, macOS betas
 Ahead of Apple’s iPhone event on September 7th, the company has begunrolling out new, personalized music playlists to Apple Music subscribers, who are beta testing the soon-to-be-released ...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat joints the Bluetooth SIG, fueling hardware speculation
 Snapchat has given observers another reason to suspect it might be working on hardware – the social network company joined the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) according to the Finan...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat joins the Bluetooth SIG, fueling hardware speculation
 Snapchat has given observers another reason to suspect it might be working on hardware – the social network company joined the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) according to the Finan...
10:51 am GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch Garena, Southeast Asias most valuable tech startup, lands additional funding
 Garena, Southeast Asia’s most valuable technology startup, has closed additional funding three new investors: SeaTown Holdings International, an affiliate of Singaporean sovereign wealth f...
10:33 am GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch European VC Northzone closes 300 million fund
 Northzone, a 20 year veteran of the European VC industry, has closed its 8th fund, capped at 300 million, which it will deploy to “early-stage” startups in the region. Specifically, ...
09:45 am GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch Softbank has completed its 24B cash acquisition of ARM Holdings
 One of the biggest tech deals this year — and the biggest ever in the UK — has now closed. Today, Softbank announced that it has completed its acquisition of ARM Holdings, the semico...
09:39 am GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch Sonali De Rycker and Niklas Zennstrom join TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt London is happening once again this December and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak. The two-day conferen...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch The emerging Darwinian approach to analytics and augmented intelligence
 Much has been made about the business implications of recent, rapid advancements in cognitive computing — that is, the possibility of advanced analytics tools to help human knowledge worke...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch General Catalysts Niko Bonatsos on why timing and empathy are key to founder success
 Q: If you were to pick one and only one single biggest factor that determines a startup’s success, what would it be? Why? Some say it is product-market fit (Marc Andreesen), others hold th...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, September 5, 2016
Techcrunch WTF is crowdfunding?
 You can’t swing a lightly inebriated jaguar by its tail without hitting half a dozen crowdfunding campaigns these days. Looking at some campaigns, it seems like it could be the ultimate ge...
10:41 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch A former Rothenberg employee is now suing over breach of contract and more than $100K in Amex charges
 David Haase, a former employee of the beleaguered San Francisco-based firm Rothenberg Ventures Management Co. (RVM), is suing the firmand itsfounder, Mike Rothenberg, saying he was asked to run ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch Technology is finally changing the apartment rental experience
 The real estate rental market is a highly localized, relationship-based industry driven largely by individuals living and working in their own cities, causing many to acknowledge the longstandin...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch Understanding the economy of the crowd
 When you think about crowdsourced work, you probably think about Mechanical Turk and, maybe, Uber. On the one hand, an anonymous platform where people feel like mechanical parts. On the other ha...
05:24 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch The thing that makes IFA a hard show to cover is also its best feature
 Todayconcludes my fourth IFA. Or maybe my fifth. These tech conferences tend to blend together after a while. The first time I attended the show, I hadn’t really heard of the thing, to be ...
05:19 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs smart belt is now on Kickstarter, and its still called WELT
 In Berlin, it means “world.” There’s probably something to be read into that, but I’ve been here covering IFA for several days now and quite frankly, I’m coming up ...
04:35 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch A wristband and your finger can replace your phone, but you still need a phone to use it
 The most exciting part of Samsung’s IFA booth is also its most understated. Somewhere toward the middle of the huge, brightly lit hall are a series of tables, showing off non-Samsung produ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch What cities need to know about drones
 As drones increasingly fly through our cities in the coming years — delivering our latest order from Amazon or other on-demand retailers — the regulation of our airspace and the envi...
01:42 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch Your washing machine should be smarter about washing clothes than you are
 Washing machines have always felt like a sort of necessary evil. I’m wouldn’t go so far as suggesting that no one enjoys washing clothes – heck, I find doing the dishes kind of...
01:06 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch If nothing else, StikBox is a good way to hide the fact that you own a selfie stick
 What if I told you that you could hide the shame of carrying around a selfie stick, protect your smartphone and have a free kickstand all in one go? How much would you pay for such a luxury? $10...
12:25 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch As long as robots look adorable and make us coffee, well be eating out of their robotic hands
 It doesn’t take much. For all the bluster around the conversation about Skynet and robotic overlords, we still melt when a diminutive robot flashes the slightest hint of humanity through a...
12:01 pm GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch And this is why VR headsets are headsets and not sunglasses
 They fall off. A lot. And nothing rips you from theescapism of VR faster than having a pair of glasses constantly fall off the bridge of your nose. No sudden movement and you should be fine. I&#...
11:39 am GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch We become the people in WALL-E one VR massage chair at a time
 Little by little, next thing you know you’re sitting in a massage chair, wearing an Oculus Rift, acting like you’re not in the middle of a crowded German trade show floor. You can le...
10:30 am GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch William Hurley on Honest Dollars sale to Goldman Sachs
Faced with myriad regulatory hurdles and a changing landscape dominated by “too big to fail” banks, investors and entrepreneurs alike have traditionally shied away from Fintech. But that d...
08:30 am GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch The biotech empires of Silicon Valley and Europe
 As biotechnologygains prominenceamong investors, two hubs have emerged as hotbeds of innovation for the resurgent industry.While the two-square-mile patch of South San Francisco bustles with ove...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, September 4, 2016
Techcrunch The EUs new regulatory environment might help fintech flourish
 The EU’s efforts to regulate financial markets has opened new opportunities for global fintech operators looking for universal standards to tap into the lucrative 28-country marketplace. W...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch The death of localhost and the rise of cloud development
 The cloud has become the default for practically every industry, from storage to transportation to communication to retail. But there’s one fundamental space out of which it has yet to tak...
06:58 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Monetize This
 The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, September 2, 2016. Waiting for latency can be a lonely thing, but the medi...
06:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch IoTs killer app is not home security
 I was linked to Revel Systems CTO Chris Ciabarra’s recent TechCrunch piece “IoT’s Killer App is Home Security” by a friend and found myself a bit taken aback by what I wa...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch Growing up in Generation AI
 Imagine a five-year-old watching Mum talking to Siri, and Dad talking to Alexa, on a daily basis — what must she think of such interactions? Children nowadays witness computers that seem l...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerbergs Africa tour tracks techs growing interests on the continent
 After a surprise Nigeria visit to meet with techies in Lagos, Mark Zuckerberg took his Africa tour to Kenyathis Thursday. There the Facebook CEO visited the iHub innovation space, reviewed the B...
03:42 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch Tales from the alternate era of the Ara
 It’s been a long day away from outlets, so I reach into my pocket and fish around for a battery module. The zoom camera pack clips out easy, making room for the added battery capacity, whi...
03:25 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch A different glimpse at VRs future through Qualcomms eye-tracking headset
 Poor Qualcomm. Always the reference design, never the retail unit. It’s like being the guy behind the guy, the comedian’s comedian, the power behind the product that doesn’t ge...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch Were at peak complexity and it sucks
 Virtually all companies are doing digital transformation wrong. We’re placing it around the edge, keeping it at arm’s length, like it’s a problem and not an opportunity. If com...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch As Turkeys coup creates a new political reality, startups turn east for growth
 Turkey has been having an annus horribilis. For the past year the country has incurred bombings, the rise of extremists, growing authoritarianism and censorship, and, this past July 15, an attem...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch As eSports popularity explodes, betting needs to be regulated
 Esports betting has boomedin the last five years, attracting investments from celebrities, investors and entrepreneurs likeMark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher — even the former NBA Commissioner,...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch Cinemapocalypse Now?
 Let’s talk box office! Because it’s one of my pet obsessions; I’ve long been curious how the rise of new entertainment tech (Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Pokmon Go) will impact mo...
12:47 pm GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch Fossil sure has a lot of different smartwatches
 Fossil’s not messing around here. Back in November, the company announced plans to pick up fitness tracking company Misfit for $260 million, and all the while, it’s been announcing c...
11:54 am GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch A circular satnav designed to blend in with a scooter
 Like Garmin, TomTom’s been getting pretty aggressive with its wearable strategy. No wonder, really – it’s a space that’s seen exponential growth over the past few years, ...
11:22 am GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch At long last, the player piano does multi-room audio
 We all knew in our hearts that, if we just waited long enough, the internet of things would come around to self-playing piano. That surely the cloud would incorporate that last vestige of ole ti...
10:51 am GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch Drop partners with Bosch to let users monitor their oven remotely
 This could actually go a ways toward easing my obsessive dial checking on the way out the door in the morning. Drop, they of connected kitchen scale fame, is partnering with Bosch to bring an ad...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, September 3, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | SpaceX Hyperloop Test Track
We take a look at Sanbot’s robot, which serves and protects, Hyperloop test track has been spotted being built in LA, Mercedes-Benz is working on an ‘in-car office,’ Google sets out ...
11:47 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch The invisible @apple tweet
 Here’s a silly thing because it is the ass end of a Friday. Apple just started using the Twitter account — @apple — that they’ve had since 2011. And they’re using i...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Jeremy Bloom on sports technology and his new startup show
He’s a U.S. Olympian, NFL alum, startup CEO and now a TV host. Jeremy Bloom sat down with TechCrunch to tell us about his new show “Adventure Capitalists,” which he characterizes as ...
11:16 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung spills the details of its Note 7 exchange program in US
 If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 7, you’ve probably already heard about the recall. But the specifics differ for each region, and Samsung just now released the details for what your optio...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch What if cybersecurity followed physics?
 The first cybersecurity unicorn kernel popped in late 2013 with the announcement of CloudFlare’s $50 million Series C investment. Today, 10 privately held companies hold membership in the ...
10:20 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Multi-process Firefox brings 400-700% improvement in responsiveness
 Earlier this summer I wrote about Mozilla’s efforts to rollout a multi-process architecture, codename Electrolysis, for Firefox.In the months since, Mozilla has completed itsinitial tests ...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb releases first transparency report on government requests for user data
 Airbnb received 188 requests for users’ data from governments around the world in the first six months of this year, according to the company’s first-ever transparency report. The ho...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Chris Moore of Redpoint Ventures: the market feels like its in flux
 Chris Moore is an increasingly rare breed. At the founding of Redpoint Ventures 17 years ago, Moore joined as an associate and— unlike today’s associates who often are cycled in and ...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch The billionaires plaything
 In the movie Moonraker James Bond has to fight a madman with his own fleet of Space Shuttles. The movie was made in 1979, a golden age for government-subsidized spaceflight. Back then the though...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Investors, here are the Startup Alley companies at Disrupt SF
 We’re thrilled to announce that you can catch a glimpse of all the Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Alley companies on our Startup Alley hub. In addition to being a great resource for investors, th...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch ILMxLABs Diana Williams and Michael Koperwas will join us at TechCrunch Disrupt SF
 Every Star Wars fan’s dream is to be there – to inhabit the rich world created by Lucasfilm and the creative minds behind the epic films and their surrounding media universe. ILMxLAB...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft is putting Cortana machine learning in a fridge
 Microsoft is working with Liebherr’s appliance division to rebuild the refrigerator and make it smarter, faster, strong; well, maybe just smarter. The new collaboration between the two wil...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: SpaceX explosion destroys Facebook satellite, Google takes on Uber
 This week, what would have been Facebook’s first satellite was destroyed in a Falcon 9 explosion, Facebook changed its Trending Topics layout and new information about the Dropbox password...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Bitmovin grabs $10.3m as it looks to crack VR video adaptive streaming
 It’s pretty oddthat even while people are chattingabout producing the VR video’s crazy theoretical future with8K resolution per eye, stereoscopic rendering and light field ready foot...
06:07 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Sanbot is a humanoid robot with penguin flipper arms and a touchscreen heart
 When I arrived at Qihan’s IFA booth, a rainbow-colored trio of Sanbots were performing choreographed moves to some unrecognizable pop song. Because, well, when you want to get people to st...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch The LMS market glacier is melting
 The world of edtech is strange and full of apparent contradictions. Venture capital investment has exploded since 2010, hitting an all-time high of $3.1 billion in 2015, with private equity and ...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Fleex now lets you learn English by streaming Netflix shows
 When I first covered Fleex, it was a neat little video player that let you learn English using your favorite movies or TV shows. Since then, Reverso has acqu-hired the team behind Fleex and now ...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Googles new Project Muse proves machines arent that great at fashion design
 Google’s A.I. technology may be capable of putting on a trippy art show, thanks to itsneural network-powered DeepDreamcomputer vision program. Butwhen Google turned itsmachine learning tec...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Googles new Project Muze proves machines arent that great at fashion design
 Google’s AI technology may be capable of putting on a trippy art show — thanks to its neural network-powered DeepDream computer vision program — but when Google turned its mach...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Finally, Windows 10 on a refrigerator door
 To the thousands, nay, millions who were holding out for a Windows 10 fridge before upgrading, we’ve got some pretty great news straight from the IFA show floor. Granted, it’s still ...
04:52 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.02.16
 This is a LIVE recording session of The Gillmor Gang – today with: John Taschek, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Today’s LIVE recording starts at 9:45am.Ou...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Clues point Amazon Echo launching in the UK on September 14
 Earlier this week, Amazon debuted its Dash buttons in the UK, Germany and Austria for instant product reorders, and now it is gearing up for yet another new launch in Europe — one thatcoul...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Daimler begins testing Smart car trunk delivery service with DHL
 Packages delivered to the trunk of your car isn’t an entirely new concept; last April, Amazon started testing a service to do just that in partnership with Audi and DHL in Munich. Now, Dai...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Amitys interactive messaging app one-ups iOS 10s iMessage, and works on Android, too
 With the forthcoming arrival of iOS 10, iMessage is finally getting a much-needed revampthat will see it incorporatingthird-party apps, as well as more engaging and interactive features like mes...
03:38 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Mercedes is working with Microsoft to make your commute more productive
 At IFA 2016 in Berlin, Mercedes-Benz announced a new project called ‘In Car Office’ to incorporate more smart productivity features into your ride. The features are going to go live ...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Imoji prepares to open its sticker and emoji platform up to brands
 At this point I think the world knows that stickers and emoji aren’t frivolous. There are certainly plenty of examples to suggest that this new kinda of media type is being taken more seri...
03:08 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch An entry-level VR headset that doesnt need a phone
 If you’re going to do yet another VR headset, the least you can do is bring something new to table. For Alcatel, that means an all-in-on solution, doing away with the need for a tethered c...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups
 When you hear “startup,” you probably think of Facebook, Airbnb or Uber before Casper or Blue Bottle Coffee. But while companies that produce tangible goods like food and clothing re...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch A 38-inch curved gaming monitor isnt as immersive as VR, but its still pretty neat
 At $1,500, the 38UC99 works out to around $39 per inch of curved gaming monitor. And it’s a pretty lovely thing to behold – particularly when lined up alongside two other 38-inch gam...
02:06 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Google Analytics can now summarize your data with automated insights
 Google’s making it easier for Google Analytics users to find the important trends in their data. The change is already live in the Google Analytics app for iOS and Android, where, in the A...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Wacoms Intuos 3D package bundles a pen tablet with 3D design software
 Wacom’s IFA announcements thus far have centered around the company’s consumer-facing Bamboo line. Earlier this week, the tablet maker showed off two new versions of its sketchpad di...
01:58 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Google said to debut Pixel phones, Echo competitor, VR headset and more in October
 Fall tends to bring new hardware from Google, which mainlyinvolves new Nexus smartphones built in tandem with OEM partners. This year, things could be quite different since Google has a number o...
01:58 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Smartphone apps now account for half the time Americans spend online
 Here’s a stat that’s sure to worry Google: smartphone applications now account for half the time that U.S. users spend online, up from 41 percent back in July 2014, according to a ne...
01:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Molotov raises $4.5 million from Sky as part of a much bigger round
 British media company Sky just disclosed an investment of $4.5 million (4 million) in French startup Molotov. I’ve reached out to Molotov co-founder and CEO Jean-David Blanc who confirmed ...
01:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Molotov raises $4.5 million from Sky as part of a bigger round
 British media company Sky just disclosed an investment of $4.5 million (4 million) in French startup Molotov. From what we’ve heard and according to Sky’s statement, this is just a f...
01:27 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Acers 17 pound, curved-screen temple to gaming excess
 Where to start? There’s the weight: 17 pounds. The screen: 21 inches, 2560 x 108, curved. The power supply: two. The fans: five. Rear ports: 21. Or how about the gaming pad that flips over...
01:06 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Some Sony smart TVs are getting dumb
 Sony has issued a notice that YouTube will no longer work on some 2012-era smart TVs. But it’s not Sony’s fault, guys! It’s YouTube and the dastardly engineers who pushed the Y...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Heres a first look at the SpaceX Hyperloop test track
 While Elon Musk isn’t building a Hyperloop transportation system himself (he clearly has a lot on his plate already), SpaceX is building a test track for Hyperloop pods from others. SpaceX...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Razers fall laptop refresh: Blade Stealth gets bigger battery, Blade 14 with GTX 10 GPU
 Razer is doing some housecleaning witha fall refresh of itslaptops, just in time for the Penny Arcade Expo. This includes a crucialtweak for their Blade Stealth ultrabook: a larger 53.4WH batter...
12:26 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch If youre flying via Haneda Airport, you can now ask this robot for directions
 Robots are friends! Or at least, at Haneda Airport if you see one of the little buddies above, you can feel confident approaching it and ask it it for help. The Hitachi EMIEW3 humanoid robot beg...
12:21 pm GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Primavera, Alibabas Ant Financial dunk $460M into KFC owners spinout Yum China
 After raising $4.5 billion at a $60 billion valuation earlier this year, Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial — which operates the Alipay payments service — is hungry to putsome of that m...
11:59 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendos NX console said to ditch discs and go back to cartridges
 Nintendowants to harken back to its heydays with the new, unreleased Nintendo NX console in more ways than one: A new WSJ report says it’ll use cartridges in place of discs, which have bee...
11:33 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Now theres a wireless version of Bower & Wilkins P7 headphones
 Bower & Wilkins, a British audio company started in 1966, is releasing a Bluetooth version (that means wireless, friends) of their well-received P7 headphones. I had the chance to review the...
10:59 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch LGs Amazon Echo competitor will get Alexa functionality
 LG’s SmartThinQ Hub looks a lot like the Amazon Echo. It’s the first that occurred to me when it was announced right around CES of this year, and it was probably the first thing that...
10:17 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch You probably dont need a $3,200 gold-plated Walkman
 I mean, yeah, it sounds good. It’s a $3,200 Walkman. It had better sound good. And hey, it sounds even better when paired with a $2,300 pair of Sony headphones (MDR-Z1R) and that new $2,20...
09:32 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Rocket Internet lost $690M in first half of 2016, thanks mainly to its fashion business
 Rocket Internet is gearing up for its upcoming results day on September 22 with a warning: its financials aren’t going to be pretty. Read More ...
09:30 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch ICANNs globalization creates peril and promise
 At the end of this month, the US government will finally give up “control” of the internet. In a quiet blogpost, Larry Strickling, the US government’s assistant secretary for c...
08:27 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung confirms it is recalling the Galaxy Note 7 after reports of explosions
 Samsung has confirmed that it is recalling the Galaxy Note 7, its newest smartphone, following reports that some devices exploded. Read More ...
06:48 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Chinas anti-trust regulators are investigating the Didi-Uber deal
 China has opened an investigation to deter whether Didi’s Chuxing’s impending acquisition of Uber China violates national anti-trust laws. Read More ...
05:43 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Apple might live-tweet the iPhone 7 launch from its @apple account
 Apple is increasing its Twitter game after it activated a new @Apple account on the microblogging service. Read More ...
04:44 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Google ends modular phone Project Ara, though licensing may be an option
 After three years of development, starting at Motorola thentransferred to Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, Project Ara is being “suspended” and ultimately, is c...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Space X Rocket Explodes at Cape Canaveral
SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral, DraftKings raises $150 million, Periscope adds a new way to monetize, Facebook launches Instant Video, and Apple is set to clean its abandoned apps from the A...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Tech and government: The state of our union
 Tech innovators tend to operate with an ethos that they consider diametrically opposed to that of government, frequently leading to friction. Given the current regulatory, legal and political cl...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, September 2, 2016
Techcrunch Apple patches zero-day vulnerabilities in Safari and OS X
 The apparently government-sponsored hackery aimed at activist Ahmed Mansoor last week prompted a quick response from Apple, with a patch for iOS arriving the day of the news. Turns out the three...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Intel could put fireworks out of work, gets FAA permission to fly drone fleets at night
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV5Jjd0ww5QAs Regulations governing the commercial use of small drones in the U.S. went into effect this week,companies immediately began obtaining exemptions fro...
11:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Despite looming jail time, Gurbaksh Chahal is back as Gravity4 CEO
 Gurbaksh Chahal is back as CEO of Gravity4, the adtech startup he founded and was forced to relinquish control of after his probation was revoked in a domestic violence case, according to a post...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch How CIOs climb from the back room to the boardroom
 Today more than ever, technology is transforming how enterprises do business. The IT profession has evolved from being reactionary to proactive, and CIOs now have a seat at the table to drive co...
11:28 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Were one step closer to the Holodeck with this 20-camera 3D body-capture setup
 Have you ever been in a VR conference call and thought, well, I know what everyone looks like from the front, but what about the other sides? The Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications has ...
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch 43 million passwords hacked in Last.fm breach
 Crikey: 43,570,999 user accounts were breached in a hack of Last.fm that occurred in March of 2012,according to a report from LeakedSource.Three months after the breach,in June of 2012, Last.fm ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch No, Palo Alto isnt going to ban coding
 A report in The New York Times on a culture clash taking place in Palo Alto set off a bit of speculation as to the possibility of “a ban on coding,” as the article put it. Well, don&...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Robots and on-board ovens deliver on Zumes promise of better pizza
 Today, in a world of bacon-wrapped crust and custom-modified Chevys with pizza warmers, being excited about pizza is just not as easy as it used to be. Zume Pizza founder Julia Collins and her E...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Star Trek and Harry Potter have ruined business travel
 Most of us techies agree that optimal travel is teleportation or apparition. The dream is instantaneous point-to-point transport. All business transportation should be evaluated based on how clo...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung investigating reports of Galaxy Note 7 explosions
 Samsung is looking into reports from multiple users that the recently released Galaxy Note 7 has issues wherein a few phones have exploded during charging. A Samsung spokesperson told TechCrunch...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Glitzy watch manufacturer MB&F announces the Balthazar clockwork robot
 Today in part 23 of our series entitled Goofy Rich Person Gadgetry, we present the MB&F Balthazar, a posable robot that tells the time and has a “dark side.” First, a little cont...
07:36 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Blue Aprons Farm Egg makes me question everything
 Farm egg. It may seem as simple as just that. An egg. The food that Atkins and Paleo diets made popular once again. The food that draws one of many dividing lines between vegetarians and vegans....
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch At Pear Demo Day, 13 Companies to Watch
 Yesterday, as dozens ofTeslas bakedin the sprawling Palo Alto parking lot of a local law firm, 100 top investors packed into a high-ceilinged meeting room. There, theywatched 13 startups deliver...
07:28 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Bradley Tusk, Hemant Taneja, and Ted Ullyot are talking policy at Disrupt SF
 It’s a question every major startup has to answer eventually: What do you do when the regulators come knocking? The answer varies depending on who you ask — for Uber, the solution us...
07:28 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Bradley Tusk, Hemant Taneja and Ted Ullyot are talking policy at Disrupt SF
 It’s a question every major startup must answer eventually: What do you do when the regulators come knocking?The answer varies depending on who you ask — for Uber, the solution used ...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Get ready for new Beats (wireless?) headphones at the iPhone event
 That’s what we call a teeny tiny fuckup. Beats sent a press release to iGen.fr and other French media outlets saying that they should expect new Beats products on September 7 during Apple&...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch ISKNs smart drawing pad learns a few new tricks
 Didn’t see this coming. The big trend at this year’s IFA (once you factor out the eight billion fitness bands and Bluetooth headphones, at least) is apparently drawing pads. Wacom, L...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft zaps Windows 10 Anniversary Update login freezing bug
 The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 brought a lot of nice features, including OS-level Ink features for stylus devices –but it also brought some nasty bugs along for the ride. Including,...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Heres what we know about the SpaceX explosion
 This morning around 9:07 am ET, SpaceX experienced a devastating explosion while completing a routine static test-fire in preparation for a launch on Saturday. Luckily, no injuries were reported...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sennheiser debuts a bunch of new headphones at IFA
 Sennheiser’s always got a fair amount of stuff to show off at IFA. After all, the show is kind of, sort of in the audio company’s backyard (well, only a three hour drive away). This ...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch The Apple Watch 2 could have a bigger battery for a GPS chip
 Rumor has it that Apple is about to introduce an Apple Watch 2 on September 7, alongside a new iPhone. While many leaks indicate that the Apple Watch will have more or less a similar design as t...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Why not buy a set of wireless speakers to match your furniture?
 If you’re going to shell out some serious cash on a set of Bluetooth speakers, you might as well find a pair that matches the upholstery right? It’s a philosophy that has dominated a...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is going to remove abandoned apps from the App Store
 It’s cleaning time in the App Store. Apple sent an email to its developer community indicating that there will be some upcoming changes in the App Store. If an app no longer works or is ou...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Montblanc enters the 21st century with a fancy digital pen
 Fancy pens are fancy. They’re nice to own, really great to write with, and awful pretty. But what happens when you mash up fancy pen manufacturer Montblanc with some digital paper? Baby, y...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg is deeply disappointed by the Internet.org satellite explosion
 Earlier today, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad for no apparent reason. While we’re still trying to learn more about what happened, we already know that the company was ...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Blues Yeti USB mic will ship with a copy of Watchdogs 2 for some reason
 I’ve always considered Blue’s USB microphones a podcasting tool – and I suspect Blue has, as well. They’re easy to use, they sound good and they’re affordable. Heck...
05:12 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch ROLI acquires software instrument maker FXpansion as it rolls-up music tech
 ROLI, which makes the Seaboard (new type of keyboard musical instrument) has acquired FXpansion, a maker of software instruments, for an undisclosed sum. London-based FXpansion already makes sou...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch GoPros Karma drone gets its debut on September 19
 GoPro’s drone dayz are finally upon us: The action camera maker is going to reveal its Karma aerial photography drone on September 19, via its website. There’s lots of early speculat...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Google Plays beta testing program Early Access opens to more developers
 Google is today expanding to more developers access to its “Early Access” beta testing program. This program, launched earlier this spring, gave Androiddevelopers the ability to bett...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Niantic responds to Senate inquiry into Pokmon Go privacy
 Niantic, the makers of Pokmon Go, responded today to a letter from Sen. Al Franken that questioned the wildly popular game’s privacy features. Niantic defended the game’s use of play...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go lands Japanese mobile operator SoftBank as sponsored location
 There may be a debate about whether we’ve reached peak Pokmon Go for gamers, but the hit title is just getting started with brands. That’s because Japanese mobile operator is the lat...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch 3Doodler targets architects and designers with a new professional 3D printing pen
 Desktop 3D printers have long had a tough road to legitimacy. For as long as the space has existed, critics have questioned their purpose beyond the creation of simple, plastic ephemera. It̵...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sense releases a peanut-shaped temperature sensor
 Sense isa strange company. Take, for example, the fact that its About section begins with a treatise titled “the meaning of life.” Or the fact that its smart sensor product is called...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sen.se releases a peanut-shaped temperature sensor
 Sen.se is a strange company. Take, for example, the fact that its website’sAbout section begins with a treatise titled “the meaning of life.” Or the fact that its smart sensor ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Propeller launches new CRM tool that puts sales workflow front and center
 Propeller CRMlaunchedtoday after two years in development with a CRM tool its founders sayputs sales people at the center of the workflow. One of the founders, Eric Bouk, says he has seen his fa...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Jabra joins the fully wireless earbud game
 Jabra’s still probably best known for its headsets/teleconferencing devices, but the company’s been making a fairly aggressive push into consumer headphones of late. Of particular in...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Ad-blocking browser Brave launches payments, so you can support sites with cash, not ad clicks
 The ad-blocking web browser Brave co-founded by Mozilla’s former CEOBrendan Eich is today rolling out its grand experiment “Brave Payments,” which will encourage web users to r...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter adds new ways to monetize live video via Periscope and Amplify
 Twitter announced a new monetization option today, adding livePeriscope content to its Amplify Publisher Program, which lets approved creators and brands earn a share of ad revenue on their medi...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter adds new ways to monetize live video via Periscope
 Twitter announced a new monetization option today, adding livePeriscope content to its monetization options, which lets approved creators and brands earn a share of ad revenue on their media pos...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Withings adds heart rate monitoring to its analog fitness watch
 There’s really only so much you do with your analog fitness watch before it turns into something else. Withings already has one of the nicer offerings in the space in the form of the Steel...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Withings adds heart-rate monitoring to its analog fitness watch
 There’s really only so much you can do with your analog fitness watch before it turns into something else. Withings already has one of the nicer offerings in the space in the form of the S...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch HP does the modular thing with a new desktop
 Granted, it’s not a desktop that looks like a piece of Ikea furniture, but at least HP is trying something moderately interesting – or is it “modularly interesting?” Sorr...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon ends its student loan partnership with Wells Fargo, six weeks after launch
 Amazon’s latest perk – discounted student loans, aimed at Amazon Prime Student customers – is no more, according a report from Bloomberg, and confirmed by bothcompanies. The pa...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Netatmo launches valves to turn your dumb, dumb radiator into a smart one
 Turning your good old radiator into a connected, smart radiator could be a dream of yours. Imagine being able to control the temperature of each radiator individually without having to move fro...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sun and Moons early purchase bonus is a pre-Snorlax Pokmon
 Pokmon Sun and Moon are closer than ever to their November 18 launch, and Nintendo revealed a few new details about the game today. The most significant, especially for rabid fans, is that early...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook clones Snapchat once again with new instant video feature for Messenger
 Facebook can’t stop copying Snapchat, it seems. Remember how Instagram shamelessly injected Snapchat Stories into its service last month? Well now Messenger is getting a very Snapchat-like...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch DraftKings raises $150M in new funding just in time for the NFL season
 DraftKings has closed $150M in new funding this morning, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The round was led by Washington D.C-basedRevolution Capital,the venture firm helmedby AOL founder St...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch TV streaming app Molotov is now available on the iPhone
 French startup Molotov has been available in France for a couple of months already, and it is rolling out new platforms. After launching on the iPad, the Apple TV and computers, the company is l...
02:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Kickstarter now accepts crowdfunding projects from Hong Kong and Singapore
 Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has officially opened its doors to projects in Asia after it announced its availability in Hong Kong and Singapore this week. The service is available in 18 countri...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch ZTE moves on to phase two of its crowdsourcing CSX project
 As far as smartphone gimmicks go, CSX is a pretty fun one. The project takes the sort of community driven creation brought to space courtesy of startups like OnePlus and takes it to the next lev...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch ZTE dubs its new 5.2-inch handset Mini
 We apparently live in a world now where a company can get away with calling a 5.2-inch phone a “mini.” Keep in mind that when the first Galaxy Note was introduced at IFA five years b...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Qualcomm unveils a wireless eye-tracking VR headset
 Another day, another VR headset that you will never be able to buy.Today at the IFA conference in Berlin, Qualcomm unveiled a reference design for anall-in-oneheadset built on the company’...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Maker is coming to Nintendo 3DS on December 2
 Nintendo’s more portable version of its Super Mario Maker game-building game (that’s not a typo) is available on December 2, the company announced today. The scaled down game offers ...
02:19 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch TomToms got three new fitness trackers for IFA
 If you used to make in-car navigation devices, odds are pretty good you make wearables now. That’s just the way things are. Now that everyone has turn-by-turn driving directions on their p...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Lego reveals its official Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sets
 Lego has pulled back the curtain on the official Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sets we all new had to be coming, and as usual, details of the sets reveal some very minor imaginary tech spoilers f...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Apple shows off the first Siri-powered apps arriving in iOS 10
 Today, Apple is previewing of some of the first apps that will integratewith Siri in the upcomingrelease of iOS 10. Announced at WWDC earlier this year, one of the biggest changes inApple’...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomi launches its own mobile payment service
 Chinese smartphone firm Xiaomi has announced its own mobile payment service today. Read More ...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch A closer look at Huaweis mid-range 5.5-inch handset
 Huawei wasn’t wrong. The Nova Plus feels like a premium phone, in spite of its mid-tier price point. The brushed metal back and glossy display meet at rounded sides, alongside front glass ...
01:27 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Boku locks down another $13.75M to fund carrier connections for global expansion
 Global mobile paymentscompany Boku announceda $13.75 million funding round today led by a consortium of UK investors. The company had previously raised approximately $77.25 million fromKhosla Ve...
01:25 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket just exploded at Cape Canaveral
 According to numerous eyewitness reports, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket just exploded during a test on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral. This rocket was set to launch on Saturday, September 3 on a miss...
01:11 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch BMW first to sell CarPlay as standalone service
 BMW buyers will now have the option to get CarPlay installed in their new rides. But for a cost. BMW is charging $300 to add the service to new vehicles making the German auto maker the first to...
01:10 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Alexa might eventually make its way to PCs
 Move over Cortana – another voice-powered smart assistant might be on its way to Windows PCs. That’s according to a new report from CNET, which cites confirmation of talks between Am...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Neato debuts a pair of connected robotic vacuums starting at $399
Neato, the other company that produces robot vacuums (no, the other, other company), is back with two new entries in its floor cleaning robo-servant line. The latest additions, debuting at IFA this we...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Serverless is the new multitenancy
 Multitenancy was the single-biggest technology breakthrough in SaaS. It not only allowed for higher gross margins, it made it viable to serve small and medium businesses with world-class softwar...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Plex goes after cord cutters with new DVR feature
 Plex, apopular personal media player system that lets you stream from your own library, including music, photos, TV and movies, across devices, is today rolling out DVR functionality. The softwa...
12:54 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce paid $110M for BeyondCore, made $4B in acquisitions in 6 months
 Salesforce may have missed out on buying LinkedIn, but it has had a whopper of an acquisitions spree so far this year anyway. The enterprise cloud and CRM services companyput down over$4 billion...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch HPs Pavilion Wave is a fabric-covered desktop computer, probably
 What is the Pavilion Wave? It’s a question as old as time, dating at least as far back as the early hours of this morning when HP showed off its strange new cloth-covered bit of hardware. ...
12:47 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Smartphone sales jump 6.5% in Southeast Asia, but sub-$150 devices rule
 Smartphone sales have peaked, but if you’re looking for places in the world where the trend is still upwards and the surface is just being scratched, then Southeast Asia is one place to ke...
12:42 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch This trailer made by IBMs Watson proves AI knows how to creep you out
 I am admittedly the jumpy sort, so maybe the bar was low, but this AI-created trailer for upcoming sci-fi thriller Morgan definitely sent chills up my spine. And this is the ultimate troll becau...
12:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch DJI wants to end shaky smartphone videos
 DJI hopes you’re tired of shaky and embarrassing smartphone videos. The Osmo Mobile is a handheld 3-axis stabilizer gimbal for smartphones. Just strap a phone to the top and a similar gimb...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce Wave turns vertical with new industry-specific apps
 When Salesforce introduced its Wave analytics product back in October, 2014, it was mostly framed as a tool for managers to get a grip on the sales pipeline in a visual way. In a series of annou...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Wacom updates its line of Bamboo smart notepads
 Not notebooks – smart notepads. Or, “smartpads” for those looking to save a little time and precious syllables. At IFA this week, the pro tablet manufacturer is issuing two upd...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce expands $22.5M education investments to Oakland
 Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of the San Francisco-based cloud computing company, is expanding its education funding from its home city to Oakland. The foundation will invest $2.5 millio...
11:40 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile classifieds startup Carousell makes first acquisition weeks after raising $35M
 Less than a month after raising $35 million in new financing, social commerce and classifieds startup Carousell has made its first acquihire. The Singapore-based company has picked up most of th...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sony intros two camera-focused additions to its Xperia X line
 Sony knows from phone cameras. After all, it’s the company’s companentsthat fuels the competition’s hardware. As such, it makes sense that it’sopted to focus on the featu...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sony takes on Bose with new wireless headphones
 Not every product briefing involves a large hidden speaker trucked in to reproduce plane noise. But Sony clearly very psyched about the noise canceling capabilities of its new wireless headset. ...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch LOT Network waives patent troll protection membership fees for startups
 License on Transfer (LOT) Networkis looking to make it even easier for smaller startupsto sign up for its cross-licensing patent “immunization” organization, which includes members l...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Renoviso raises $3.5 million for home redecorating
 Renoviso thinks it can take the hassle out of home redecorating. Instead of searching for the right contractor, Renoviso determines which local partner can help you on projects like replacing yo...
09:31 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Huawei debuts a new 8.4-inch tablet
 A bunch of new products out of Huawei this morning, as the company kicked the second day of IFA press conferences. In addition to two new entries in the company’s mid-tier Nova line, it al...
09:06 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Huawei debuts its mid-tier Nova series with two new handsets
 Huawei kicked off its IFA keynote this morning by debuting Nova, a new mid-tier line of handset line offering up solid specs on a budget. The line kicksoff with two devices, the simply named Nov...
08:27 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch HTCs latest features middling specs in a slightly ruggedized exterior
 “Inspired by nature, created for life” is HTC’s customarily grandiose tagline for the admittedly awkwardly named One A9s. All that hyperbole means, essentially, that this is a ...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Libratone anticipates the end of the headphone jack with noise-cancelling Lightning earbuds
 Only the tightly-lipped teamin Cupertino can say for certain, but it sure appears as if Apple is ready to declare war on the headphone jack as we know it. Danish high-end speaker company Librato...
04:01 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Taking Spheros BB-8 Force Band for a spin
 Sphero’s BB-8 was arguably the compelling bit of merchandizing, which is, naturally, saying a lot. The latest Star Wars film was, as anticipated, a merch juggernaut, but there was no bette...
03:50 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Instagram Zoom, Bill Nye and Aviato mobile
Steve Jobs’ turtleneck is up for auction, you can now zoom in on Instagram photos, Bill Nye is getting his own talk show on Netflix, Tile has a new slimmer Tile, and you can finally rent Erlich ...
03:41 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Nvidia and Baidu partner on a top-to-bottom platform for self-driving cars
 Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huan revealed a new partnership on stage at Baidu’s annual Baidu World conference today. This partnership with Baidu will see Nvidia and the Chinese tech...
03:23 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in California
 Baidu received an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit from the California DMV, the company revealed today. This paves the way for Baidu USA to begin testing its self-driving car technologies on pu...
02:55 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Kim Dotcoms extradition appeal has started and is being live-streamed
 More than four years later, Kim Dotcom’s legal battles (at least in New Zealand) may beclose to an end. Hisfinal appeal to avoid extradition to face charges in the U.S started yesterday in...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Applying analytics to clinical data
 Advanced technologies and the rapid adoption of electronic health records are enabling the physical world to merge with the digital, leading to explosive growth in the volume and quality of clin...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Secret bursts into flames feature may be behind Samsungs Note 7 delays
 The Galaxy Note 7 seems like a pretty decent phone if you like phones literally the size of the galaxy (Brian does) — but be aware that Samsung’s curvy-screened flagship device may b...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, September 1, 2016
Techcrunch Seattle angel investor John Staenberg on the state of startup investing
 Q: Gil Penchina (the top-ranked angel on AngelList) said one of the things he has learned about investing is how little control he has on the outcome. Do you feel the same way?Absolutely. Most i...
11:32 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Instacarts app has changed grocery stores for good
Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand. TechCrunch got an aisle-side view of how the company’s people and technology come t...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch NFX Guilds James Curriers journey from baiting hooks to baiting big deals
 James Currier focuses on building businesses with network effects, and he builds those businesses by choosing the right people first. Currier started as a schoolboy entrepreneur, selling worms t...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch The dream of the Courier lives on, but its still a dream
 Oh yes, young feller, that there Yoga Book sure is something. But why don’t you just set a while an’ listen to the stories of an old blogger. ‘Twas back in the old days —...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Relive Samsungs incredibly awkward Gear S3 press conference
 Samsung knows how to through a party. A really, really weird party. The electronics giant has put on some of the more bizarre events over the past decade, including, memorably, one at IFA 2012 t...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch 10 haiku inspired by Facebooks terrible new trending news algorithm
 Last week, Facebook fired all the humans who used to run its trending news, and replaced them with an algorithm meant to capture the most popular stories the web had to offer—in one to two...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch IoTs killer app is home security
 IoT is most well-known as a quirky way of automating your home, like some fancy clapper or talking fridge. By and large, IoT has yet to have its “killer app” moment and become a main...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch HSNs first pitch-off competition goes in search of the next big consumer product
 HSN is looking for the next big American consumer product. Today, 100 makers and entrepreneurs from around the U.S. will pitch their products for a chance to win airtime on HSN, a listing on HSN...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch You too can bid on Steve Jobs turtleneck and other random junk!
 If you’re a founder who’s feeling hot after getting some new seed funding and want to treat yourself, may I recommend purchasing the entire wardrobe of Silicon Valley’s greates...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce shares face plant despite beating analyst expectations
 Salesforce earnings came out today! They’re not great, either, and it looks like a weak outlook for the company’s third quarter is doing some damage to its shares, which were down as...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Box beats earnings expectations
 Box reported its second quarter fiscal 2017 earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The company beat estimates, posting an adjusted loss of 14 cents, compared to the 19 cents expected by analysts....
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Lenovos got a snazzy new lightweight convertible laptop
 The poor Yoga 910 never really had a chance. Moments after Lenovo announced the laptop, the spotlight was completely absorbed by the strange new Yoga Book. It’s a shame really, because thi...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Glint raises $27 million to stop solid employees from bailing
 Redwood City-based Glint has raised $27 million in a Series C round of venture funding for software that helps companies figure out how their teams are experiencing problems, or why and when sol...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Bang & Olufsens pricey new wireless speakers look like martini shakers
 If nothing else, Bang & Olufsen knows how to make an impression. The Danish audio company announced a pair of new wireless speakers – or rather, one speaker in two different sizes R...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch We are all excited for CES which is great and wonderful and right around the corner-ish
 See you there! Read More ...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch CBSs streaming service debuts a $10 per month ad-free tier
 CBS’s streaming TV service for cord cutters, CBS All Access – and soon to behome to the new “Star Trek” series – is today rolling out the option of a commercial-fre...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with Lenovos strangely fascinating new Yoga Book
 The Yoga Book is nothing if not compelling – but, then, compelling has never really been an issue for the company. Each year, like clockwork, Lenovo tries to push the boundaries of what a ...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Qrates lets you press your hot beats onto vinyl
 Hello, fellow young people! I, like you, love vinyl. It offers richer, more realistic (pet) sounds and it is great for lugging from squat house to squat house and for sharing on a portable recor...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch IFA 2016 Event
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06:38 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch DOE small biz voucher awards include vehicles and fuel cells
 The US Department of Energy has awarded $8 million in Small Business Vouchers to 43 businesses, including ten projects aimed at making hydrogen fuel cells cheaper and more efficient, and six pro...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Lenovos latest convertible tablet brings a drawing pad into the fold
 If nothing else, Lenovo has certainly demonstrated that it’s not afraid to experiment with form factor. The company’s Yoga line has offered some of the most interesting takes we̵...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Hasselblads True Zoom Mod turns the Moto Z into a camera with a giant viewfinder
 The latest add-on Motorola’s Moto Z line brings some serious photo taking gravitas to the compelling modular offering. The Hasselblad True Zoom essentially turns the handset into a skinny ...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Indias financial giant Paytm nabs $60M at $4.83B valuation, raising $240M more
 On the heels of large investments made in Flipkart and Snapdeal, another e-commerce juggernautin India is closing in onan outsized round of funding to tap into India’s fast-growing, smartp...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook shows commitment to video with new 360 video stabilization demo
 With new 360 video cameras hitting the shelves alongsidematching headsets in time for the holiday season, millions of new users will be looking to consumeVR content.Facebook recognizes that one ...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook shows commitment to video with new 360 video stabilization
 With new 360 video cameras hitting the shelves — alongsidematching headsets — in time for the holiday season, millions of new users will be looking to consumeVR content.Facebook reco...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook open sources Zstandard compression algorithm and MyRocks storage engine
 Today, Facebook is releasing its Zstandard compression algorithm into the wild as open source. The lossless compression technology is aimed at replacing existing libraries like zlib that are pow...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Sunrise was the best calendar app ever and now I feel lost
 I’ve been looking for a good replacement for a few months. While there are many mobile calendar apps out there, none of them come close to Sunrise as they’re not as polished and well...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Bill Nye is getting a talk show on Netflix
 Bill Nye is getting a new TV show, thanks to Netflix.The streaming video service announced that it will be launching a talk show with Nye next year, called Bill Nye Saves The World.Nye, of cours...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Underwhelmed by your CEO? Good luck with that
 Every day, some tech startups are surpassing their numbers while others are struggling to keep going. Washio, an on-demand laundry service that abruptlyshut down yesterday, is just the latest st...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung shows off its latest smartwatch, the Gear S3
 Last year’s Gear S2 was, without question, one of the best looking smartwatches around. After a few generations of unwieldy wearables, the company took it down a few notches with a device ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Sequoia backs artifical intelligence startup Mad Street Den
 Mad Street Den, an India-U.S. startup focused on artificial intelligence that was founded by ex-Silicon Valley veterans, has pulled in an undisclosed Series A round of funding from Sequoia. Read...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Google helps Faroe Islanders spin their Sheep View yarn
 Back in July, a group of Faroe Islanders launched their own version of Street View, cheekily called “Sheep View 360,” by outfitting sheep on the island with 360-degree camera and usi...
03:13 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram now lets you zoom in on videos and photos on iOS
 It’s possibly one of the few remaining near-universal experiences for mobile users: the frustration of trying to zoom in on an Instragram image and remembering that you can’t. That&#...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Coursera expands into corporate learning and development
 Coursera, the education tech platformthat offers online courses from prestigiouscolleges and universities, is branching into corporate learning and development and has officially launched Course...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch HTC makes $5 million investment in VR gaming startup Steel Wool Studios
 HTC is continuing to invest heavily in building up the virtual reality ecosystemthat it hopes to one day dominate.Steel Wool Studios, an Oakland-based gaming studiomade up of Pixar veterans with...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch You can now actually rent Erlichs Aviato car from HBOs Silicon Valley
 Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley faces a serious challenge in that it has to keep outdoing itself to properly satirize the real Silicon Valley, where crazy pants crap happens all the time. So i...
02:36 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Bylined crowdsources product photos for brands
 A startup from Columbus called BYLINED is aiming to make it a bit easier for brands and people to come together in a win/win situation resulting in more unique photography. Through their free ap...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Tiles lost-item finder will now fit in your wallet
 The popular, Bluetooth-connected lost item finder Tile is today introducing a new product dubbed “Tile Slim” that’s designed to be kept in your wallet, so you can find it if it...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch The iPhone 7 could come with Lightning EarPods and a 256GB option
 Apple is about to announce the next iPhone on September 7, and the plot thickens. A new leak spotted by Nowhere Else shows the hypothetic packaging of the iPhone 7 Plus. This cardboard leak show...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch How the startup economy is replacing the traditional resume
 A group of five engineers and product people get together, raise some angel funding, build a startup, make little to no money and sell for $10 million. What just happened? Common narratives asse...
01:51 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch DxO One iPhone camera gets Wi-Fi control, a waterproof case and more
 For all the advances in smartphone photography, you sill don’t really have a DSLR-quality camera in your pocket when you’re carrying one (not yet anyway). DxO’s One, a tiny lit...
01:27 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Search app on Android can now find content buried in your apps
 More of the content we’re looking for is saved in mobile applications, which is why Google has been working to bring that information to the surface by indexing apps in search. Now, it wil...
01:16 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch After boosting FedEx, is Amazon about to pull an AWS in shipping?
 Amazon’s growing shipping operation is profiled at length in a new Bloomberg feature, and the article paints a picture of the e-commerce giant putting together the pieces to build one of t...
12:58 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch ASUS shows off a portable 15-inch display for laptop owners
 The ZenScreen is a strange, but intriguing duck. It’s not a tablet or a convertible notebook, it’s a 15.6-inch portable screen. That mean it’s not a standalone device so much a...
12:41 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix confirms Stranger Things season two for 2017
 Netflix has made Stranger Things season two official, with a teaser including a lot of references from 1984, which is the setting for the sequel to the popular original series. The show’s ...
12:38 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch Garmin releases a GoPro clone
 Garmin has stopped trying. Meet the company’s new action camera: A clone of a GoPro.The company that innovated in the personal navigator space just announced the second generation of its a...
12:35 pm GMT - Wed, August 31, 2016
Techcrunch ASUS goes round for the latest ZenWatch
 This year’s IFA is certain to be another giant event for wearable launches, but only one company can be the first. Keep in mind, we’re still a few days out from the official kickoff ...
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