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11:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Thousands of xHamster login credentials surface online
 Members of the porn site xHamster should be changing their passwords today after a set of nearly 380,000 usernames, emails and poorly-hashed passwords appeared online. The subscription-only brea...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Nine requirements for a successful private ridesharing system
 The future of urban mobility is rapidly changing as drivers look for safer and more effortless ways to move from point A to point B. While autonomous vehicles are on the horizon, ride-sharing op...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch San Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back
 Revenge is sweet, but irony is sweeter. Apparently, the hacker who infiltrated San Francisco’s Muni transportation system late last week fell victim to his own horrible personal cyber hygi...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect
 Hayo’s pitch video could use some work. It’s stilted and strange and has some trouble conveying precisely what the product does, owing in part to holographic representations of the p...
09:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Yes the UK now has a law to log web users browsing behavior, hack devices and limit encryption
 2016 has been a very good year to bury very bad news. And political distractions perhaps explain why a bill that has been described as the most extreme surveillance legislation every passed in a...
09:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Yes, the U.K. now has a law to log web users browsing behavior, hack devices and limit encryption
 2016 has been a very good year to bury very bad news. And political distractions perhaps explain why a bill that has been described as the most extreme surveillance legislation ever passed in a ...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Lucid Motors will begin manufacturing in Arizona in 2017
 Lucid Motors, a new electric car company, announced at a press conference today that it would begin building its manufacturing center in Casa Grande, Arizona, in 2017. Parts and supplies for the...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch The end of the Apple dynasty?
 Apple is misplaying the hand Steve Jobs left them, making themselves vulnerable to competition for the first time since iPod. The company has always been at least one step ahead of the competiti...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Knotch has patented its color-based feedback system
 Knotch promises marketers a better way to collect user feedback about the effectiveness of their sponsored content. Now it’s announcing that it has received a design patent for itsapproach...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch The best Facebook Messenger games to play right now
 Starting today you can play games inside Facebook Messenger and News Feed, but which should you try? There are old classic like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, as well as modern titles like EverWing...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Intel creates a dedicated autonomous driving technology group
 Intel is following up on news early Tuesday about its partnership with Mobileye and Delphi on self-driving tech with more autonomous vehicle news: it’s creating a whole group dedicated to ...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch AWS launches new programs to support its partners
 Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division is hosting its annual re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas this week. Ahead of the main part of the event, the company today hosted a keynote f...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify brings soundtracks to Starz video streaming app
 Before the streaming era, if you found yourself watching a movie or TV show with a great soundtrack, you mayhave gone out later to buy the CD. These days, at best, you mayremember to look up the...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch DARPA establishes group to standardize robotic space repairs
 If we’re to keep thousands of expensive satellites in working order, the job isn’t going to be done by humans — and DARPA suggests we all get on the same page before we start d...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in Europe in 2017
 Ford’s pushing forward in its efforts to get autonomous cars on the road, with a plan to begin testing self-driving vehicles in Europenext year. The testing is in advance of extending its ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch The future of front-end development is design
 Should our kids learn to code? I can’t argue against the value of every child having a working knowledge of software development. But there is a difference between coding foundational tech...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon begins reselling Frontiers internet service on its site
 Earlier this year, Amazon launcheda new storefront dubbed the “Amazon Cable Store,” which focused on reselling Comcast’s internet and television service from the retailer’...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Just like Uber, Lyft launches upfront fares
 Lyft is launching upfront fares so that passengers won’t get any surprises once the ride ends. Although Lyft had previously offered fare estimates, you’ll now be able to know exactly...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Gifts for the many varieties of gamer in your life
 I’m a gamer, you’re a gamer, she’s a gamer, we’re pretty much all gamers these days. But we probably aren’t the same kind of gamer. Here are a few ideas on what gam...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch This clever dot screen is a fun widget for your high-tech hipster office
 Look, it’s 2016. A cereal bar, pet grooming station, nap pod, and ping pong hovel aren’t enough to get a young programmer’s guts boiling. You need something unique. You need a ...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Soracom launches SIM cards and services easing IoT rollout cost
 One of the challenges of Internet of Things is the poor availability and high price of mobile data. Twilio announced it was going to have a stab at changing that earlier this year. Today Soracom...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo brings its Q&A site to mobile via a new app, Yahoo Answers Now
 Yahoo has quietly launched a native mobile app for Yahoo Answers, one of the web’s largest Q&A siteswhich attracts over 3.1 million U.S. monthly visitors. The app, which was previously...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Post-App Store developer platform Blackstorms first showcase instant games launch on Facebook
 In Ernestine Fu’s future, you shouldn’t have to wait more than a few seconds to launch a game or an app to connect with a friend. In fact, a few seconds might even be too long. That&...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games
 Bored while you wait for friends to text back? Now you can challenge friends for high scores on Facebook Messenger’s new Instant Games, like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Words With Friends...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch SocialBooks turns your social media into a lasting memento of your horrific year
 If you’re anything like me you hate social media with a white hot passion yet you feel oddly compelled to put garbage into it on a regular basis, to your great shame. Thankfully there is n...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch OhMiBod releases a smaller, more versatile wearable vibrator
 Just in time for holidays, OhMiBod is releasing the latest version of its “wearable massager.” Half a decade after the release of the Club Vibe 2.OH, the sex toy innovator is back wi...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch That time John Oliver roasted Silicon Valley at the Crunchies
 Two years ago John Oliver returned to host the Crunchies for the second time. And he roasted the crowd. The video is below and it’s worth watching.This February TechCrunch will host anothe...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch GMs new semi-autonomous cruise control will use facial recognition
 GM’s next smart cruise control system is designed to let drivers actually remove their hands from the wheel while in operation, and uses facial recognition to make sure that they’re ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch How a former model decided to launch an app to tackle Mental Health
 Mental health is one of the buzzwords of the moment, especially now Royalty like Prince William and Duchess Katherine have been championing it, along with Kid Cudi, Cara Delevingne and others sa...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Intel joins Mobileye and Delphi on self-driving car system
 Mobileye and Delphi announced a partnership to build an affordable self-driving car platform it could sell to automakers starting in 2019 earlier this year, and now Intel is joining the two auto...
03:11 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Cyber Monday hauls in $3.45B of online purchases, smashing the single-day sales record
 As people continue to hunt for bargains online, we are more seeing more record-breaking marquee online sales days. Cyber Monday — coming the first day after the long Thanksgiving break ...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Canarys smart security camera now works with Apple TV
 Security camera company Canary has today addressed one of the few complaints customers had with its product: there wasn’t an easy way to watch your camera’s feed on your TV’s b...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch LeEcos TVs and smartphones are coming to Best Buy, Amazon and Target December 1
 For all the pomp and circumstance surrounding LeEco’s US launch, the company hasn’t exactly made its products easy to get here in the States, largely relying on what it’s deeme...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo worlds of attractions coming to Universal Studios parks
 Nintendo will provide fans a way to put themselves in the game at Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando and Universal Hollywood, and it won’t require use of a VR headset. The Mario-ma...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter to host a live Q&A with Star Wars: Rogue One cast Dec. 2
 Twitter is doing a live streaming event on Friday, December 2 with the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the company announced today. The stream will be hosted by Peoplemagazine, and will in...
02:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Nissans first connected car push will provide service notifications to drivers
 Nissan’s doing its first big push into internet-connected cars, and the first steps are tentative, as you might expect from something as sensitive as provided a direct line to the internet...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Five really good reasons to attend TC Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 It’s a big decision to take a day or two to attend a startup tech conference. No doubt you would like a solid return on your investment of time and money, not a tumble in the mosh pit of a...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW to build high-power European EV charging network
 A new joint venture between major carmakers will attempt to make it easier to get around Europe using electric cars, thanks to a network of chargers with up to 350 kW charging capacity, which co...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Cyber Monday hauls in $3.39B of online purchases, smashing the single-day sales record
 As people continue to hunt for bargains online, we are more seeing more record-breaking marquee online sales days. Cyber Monday — coming the first day after the long Thanksgiving break ...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon said to plan Alexa speaker with 7-inch touchscreen for 2017
 Amazon could follow-up the early success of the Echo and Echo Dot with a new Alexa-powered premium speaker that includes a 7-inch touchscreen that can be tilted to different viewing angles for e...
01:06 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Starburst Ventures closes $200 million debut fund to back space tech startups
 A new venture fund called Starburst Ventures has raised a $200 million debut fund to invest in early stage aerospace startups over the next three years. The fund is an extension of the Starburst...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Hyundai UK picks up a trick from Tesla with new online car sales
 Hyundai is launching a new website called “Click to Buy” in the UK, where customers can purchase its cars directly with fixed pricing and no haggling. The online model of car sales i...
12:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Uber introduces web-based car bookings for all of its users in India
 Uber has launched a web-based booking option for all of its customers in India. Read More ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Mojiworks is a new UK startup building games for iMessage
 Mojiworks, new startup from the founders of Wonderland, the UK gaming startup acqui-hired by Zynga back in 2011, is on a mission to turn Apple’s iMessage into a social gaming platform. Rea...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Every company is a technology company, but most dont behave like one
 In 2011, Marc Andreesen famously wrote a Wall Street Journal essay declaring that “software is eating the world.” Five years later, the five largest companies in the world by market ...
10:02 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch The startup school of hard knocks with Jason Goldberg at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. That’s next week. Grab tickets here. We’re excited to have serial entrepreneur Jason Goldberg, Founder & CEO, Pepo, come to speak...
09:17 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Uber rival Grab hits the gas on its digital payments platform in Southeast Asia
 Grab, the main rival to Uber in Southeast Asia, has stepped up its efforts to build a payments platform after it began allowing users to store credit inside its app. Read More ...
09:14 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Synq launches a video API so you dont have to build video delivery from scratch
 Say you’re an app developer and you need to give your app users a way of uploading, storing and playing back video. Instead of having to build your own video content management system or l...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Jollas Sailfish OS now certified as Russian governments first Android alternative
 The future for one of the few remaining alternative mobile OS platforms, Jolla’s Sailfish OS, looks to be taking clearer shape. Today the Finnish company which develops and maintains the c...
06:50 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Electronics considers restructure following pressure from shareholders
 Samsung Electronics has revealed that it is considering splitting the company into two following pressure from investors. Read More ...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Casey Neistats Beme Acquired by CNN
Casey Neistat’s Beme gets acquired by CNN, how did Black Friday 2016 do?, getting iCloud spam calendar invites?, Uber China gets its own app and San Francisco’s Muni gets hacked. All this ...
01:50 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Master & Dynamics MW50 on-ear headphones are comfy but costly
 The MW50 are on-ear headphones that perform like a pair of over-ears. They’re nice to look at, comfortable and, at $449, pretty pricey. The headphones are lightweight,but are ultimately ac...
01:07 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Vitrima is a hack that brings 3D vision to your GoPro camera
 If there was a product that could make you dig out your dust-collecting GoPro from the “misc” drawer and turn it into a 3D-filming camera, would you buy it? Of course you would; 737 ...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Kwiksets smartlock converter is available for order
 Kwikset announced the Kevo Convert way back at CES of last year, and now that we’re about a month away from CES 2017 (I know, right?) the company is finally opening up pre-sale orders on i...
12:08 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch Uber begins background collection of rider location data
 Imagine you’re on your way to a therapy appointment in a downtown high-rise. You hail an Uber and enter a nearby coffee shop as your destination so you can grab a snack before the appointm...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Techcrunch How to estimate a companys health without really trying
 Within the past few months, NetSuite, Marketo, LinkedIn, FleetMatics and LogMeIn have each been acquired or merged for a combined value of more than $50 billion. At this rate, public SaaS compan...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Zenefits penalized $7 million in California for insurance licensing violations
 The California Department of Insurance has fined human resources and health benefits company Zenefits $7 million for “multiple license violations,” the department announced today. Th...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch High-end audio maker Devialet nabs 100M from Foxconn, Jay Z, Rubins Playground and more
 Make way for anotherstartup that wants to shakeup the world of music and audio technology. Devialet, the Frenchdeveloperof high-end speakers and the IP behindthe sound systems that make them go ...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch A prominent Silicon Valley investment banker is suing Theranos, and seeking class-action status
 Theranos, the 13-year-old, Palo Alto-based health technologystartup, is being sued by two more investors who say they were lied to about Theranos’s health and its prospects by founder Eliz...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now, which will launch on Nov. 30
 AT&T today officially unveiled its DirecTV Now live TV streaming service at an event held in New York City. The service, which is launching on November 30, was first announced earlier this y...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Yeehaw launches 3D printer for kids on Indiegogo
 The Yeehaw is a 3D printer aimed at the kids market. The company’s Indiegogo campaign carries a $249 early-bird price tag and promises to ship the first 50 units in time for Christmas. The...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon expands its online gift shop Interesting Finds, adds human curation
 Following its debut earlier this year, Amazon quietly launched a revamped and expanded version ofPinterest-like feature called “Interesting Finds,” which is also now available onmobi...
08:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Facetune 2 puts a powerful photo editor in your pocket
 The original Facetune app made it easy and fast to make your selfies look next-level awesome. Lightricks just released a fully revamped version 2 of Facetune, complete with automatic 3D meshing ...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Despite recent setbacks, LeEco has big retail ambitions in China
 LeEco may have had some high-profile setbacks in recent weeks, with news coming from the company that it had overextended itself financially in some areas, but the Chinese electronics maker and ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Theres more than one way to share your car
 Over the past several years, the popularity of “sharing economy” models has skyrocketed. The key to success has been finding a category with high demand but low capacity utilization,...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Charge trucks tackle race tracks
 Charge, an Oxford-based electric vehicle company in the UK, is testing its prototypes in the most time-honored way: at the races. Since the dawn of the automotive age, inventors and manufacturer...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Welcome to the future of work
 With advances in information technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence developing at a rapid rate, workforce dislocations are happening nowand are here to stay. As existing trends accele...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch 10 gifts for the data-driven driver or car lover
 Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch San Francisco transit system hit with ransomware
 San Francisco’s public transit riders were greeted with an unusual message at ticket kiosks over the weekend: “You hacked.” The city’slight rail system, MUNI, was comprom...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Final Fantasy XV is finally here, celebrate with a branded Walkman
 What better way to celebrate the passage of a decade or so spent waiting for the new installment of a popular video game franchise than with a commemorative Sony Walkman? A fitting homage to a s...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Its not just you, iCloud calendar spam is on the rise
 If you’re using iCloud to sync your calendar across your devices, chances are you just received a bunch of spammy invites over the last few days. Many users are reporting fake events about...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch BlackBerry among 3 organizations set to test self-driving cars on Ontario roads
 Canadian self-driving vehicle tests are about to kick off on Ontario public roads, with three groups approved to take part in a pilot licensing program that allows autonomous testing with a safe...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Dicks Sporting Goods acquires mobile scorekeeping company GameChanger Media
 Dick’s Sporting Goods is expanding its digital toolswith the acquisition of GameChanger Media, the company behindthe mobile scorekeeping app of the same name. A sporting goods company (wit...
04:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Boycott Trump app enables consumer-savvy avoidance of The Donalds empire
 Americans gobsmacked by the outcome of the U.S. presidential election still have an opportunity to vote against Donald Trump with their wallets, and a new app from the Democratic Coalition Again...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch PayPal says mobile shopping accounted for a third of Thanksgiving & Black Friday sales
 New datafrom PayPal further confirms mobile’s contribution to e-commerce retailers’ bottom lines over Thanksgiving and Black Friday. According to data from its network, mobile device...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the speakers and judges of Disrupt London 2016
 Disrupt London is approaching quickly andwe’re excited to introduce you to our stacked lineup of speakers and judges. The event takes place atformer Olympic Village’s Copper Box Aren...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Designer Christian Villum talks about the future of intelligently-designed cities
 This week on Technotopia I talked to Christian Villum, a designer and thinker at the Danish Design Center. His vision of the future is simple: with the right kind of education and the right tool...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR
 As competition between television streaming services heats up, Dish’s Sling TV announced a new feature designed to better compete with rivals like Sony’s PlayStation Vue and others: ...
02:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch As some shareholders call for split, Samsung will announce plans to boost value
 Like just about everyone else, Samsung had a rough 2016 – though the South Korean company’s year was perhaps even tougher than most. There was that drawn out Galaxy Note incident, wh...
02:25 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch No Mans Sky Foundation Update adds base building, new gameplay modes
 As promised, Hello Games has released a major new update for its ambitious space exploration game No Man’s Sky. The new update was promised late last week, but arrived early on Sunday, giv...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Insta360 Air looks to bring affordable 360 video to Android phones
 360-degree cameras are still somewhat of a novelty, with a range of options offering decent quality for around $300 or so. A new device launching on Indiegogo Monday could bring some better bala...
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Lets meet in Wroclaw next week
 After Disrupt in London I’ll be heading over to Wroclaw, Poland for a double dose of meet-up fun. The meetups, coinciding with ImpactCEE, will be Fintech- and Medtech-based and you’r...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch CNN buys Casey Neistats Beme app, brings the YouTuber in-house
 CNN has acquired Beme, the social app co-founded by YouTuber Casey Neistat. As part of the deal, Neistat will lead the Beme team as a new standalone media sub-brand operating under CNN’s u...
01:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Two investors who like to shoot-from-the-hip are at Disrupt London, next week
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. That’s next week. Grab tickets here. IN amongst our discussion about startups, investing and the future of tech, we are delighted to be joi...
01:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Two investors who like to shoot from the hip are at Disrupt London, next week
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. That’s next week. Grab tickets here. IN amongst our discussion about startups, investing and the future of tech, we are delighted to be joi...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Rogue One gets another trailer as tickets for the latest Star Wars movie go on sale
 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tickets are now on sale, letting you snag seats now for the December 16 premiere. The newest Star Wars movie is also the first to step outside the main plot line rev...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch The four key responsibilities of a good board member
 “Competence is under-rated,” is not what one would expect to hear from an investor and member of multiple boards on the topic of what makes a great director. However, for Rory O̵...
11:34 am GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers China app is now separate from its global app and a nightmare for foreigners
 If you’re an overseas visitor to China, you’ll no longer be able to use Uber for your rides. Read More ...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Cyber Monday Offer: Free Gift With TechCrunch Disrupt London Purchase
At TechCrunch, we’re not prone to hyperbole, so we can say things like “Disrupt is the gift that keeps on giving” and really mean it. Plus, we really like presents. This Cyber Monday...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch This is the last week to get discounted tickets to Disrupt London
 Okay you’ve been excellent at procrastinating so far, but the time to act is now. This is the last week to get your discounted early-bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 for just 950 apiece...
05:03 am GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Techcrunch Asias answer to ClassPass is pivoting to become a marketplace for local services
 One of Asia’s most-funded clones of U.S.-based subscription fitness service ClassPass is pivoting to local services. Read More ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 27, 2016
Techcrunch Disrupting the world of science publishing
 Every scientist wants their paper to appear in Cell, Nature or Science. Being associated with such publications is synonymous with prestige and excellence. However, these journals are typically ...
04:42 pm GMT - Sun, November 27, 2016
Techcrunch Relax, artificial intelligence isnt coming for your job
 There is a pervasive underlying fear from generations raised on dystopian science fiction that artificial intelligence and robotics will be the undoing of humankind. Eventually, the conventional...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 27, 2016
Techcrunch Were all screwed, but lets not be nihilists
 We are so doomed it’s almost funny, and always have been. Don’t worry, I’m not being political! well, not exactly. I’m talking about the State of Internet Security, which...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, November 27, 2016
Techcrunch Technology as a force for division and unification in politics
 The functions of government outlined in the U.S. Constitution can be broadly broken down into the promotion of unity, justice, peace, defense and welfare. Nearly 230 years later, in an age when ...
10:29 pm GMT - Sat, November 26, 2016
Techcrunch Become Michael Knight with Dashbot, an AI for your car
 Who needs a smart car when you have a cool car? The Dashbot is a $49 add on for your vehicle that allows you to interact with your phone and Alexa while driving, thereby keeping your hands free ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 26, 2016
Techcrunch Ears, hands or eyes
 Even before smartwatches, I did not wear a watch. I did not buy an Apple Watch or Pebble, despite the cool factor, even though I always upgrade to the latest iPhone as soon as it comes out. I wo...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, November 26, 2016
Techcrunch Machine learning can fix Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even America
 Quitting Twitter is easy — I’ve done it a hundred times. Someone called it “a clown car that drove into a gold mine,” and like all clown cars, Twitter makes the passenger...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, November 26, 2016
Techcrunch UPDATED: Machine learning can fix Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even America
 UPDATE:A previous version of this post went up under the editor’s byline. The author of the piece is Chris Nicholson.Quitting Twitter is easy — I’ve done it a hundred times. So...
01:44 am GMT - Sat, November 26, 2016
Techcrunch Black Friday online sales to hit a record-breaking $3 billion, over $1 billion from mobile
 Black Friday online shopping is continuing to grow, and this Friday was another record-breaking day. According to a new report out this evening from Adobe, which has been tracking e-commerce tra...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, November 26, 2016
Techcrunch How to recruit, hire and retain female engineers
 Leaders at tech startups are alarmed by the absence of women from mission-critical roles — software engineering, especially. This article is a how-to guide for finding and hiring women sof...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Siren Care makes a smart sock to track diabetic health
 Diabetic health tracking startup Siren Care has createdsmart socksthat usetemperature sensors to detect inflammation — and thereforeinjury — in realtime for diabetics. Co-founder Ran...
10:54 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch No Mans Skys upcoming update paves the way for building bases
 The sci-fi universe wandering game No Man’s Sky got a vocal and sizeable negative reception after a portion of players felt it overpraised with hype and pre-release advertising but didn...
10:51 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Spheros BB-8 wearable brings Force control to home automation with IFTTT support
 Sphero’s BB-8 was the most memorable bit of merchandizing among last year’s epicForce Awakens merchandising bonanza. It was the perfect piece of synergy – leveraging the hardwa...
10:38 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Jill Stein campaign files to recount votes in Wisconsin
 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, and independent party candidateRocky De La Fuente, today filed for a recount of votes in the state of Wisconsin after Stein raisedmore than $5.2 mi...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Giving corporate innovation a jolt
 Today’s competitive business world demands innovation. Corporations need to innovate to inspire, compete and survive. However, the burden of innovation has largely rested on startups. Larg...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Dogs 2 lampoons Silicon Valley with open-world hacking fun
 Kind of like the TV series Person of Interest but somehow with even less humor. Watch Dogs 2 is luckily nothing like that, with a bright, vividly accurate San Francisco backdrop, a hero you actu...
08:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce serves as training ground for SaaS startup execs
 When startups go looking for executive talent, they want someone with some experience working for a successful organization. When it comes to the cloud, there is a dearthof expertise — wit...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile and enterprise are the keys to VR/AR scale
 Though PC and console VR are the sexier formats we’re all excited about, is mobile where VR will really scale in the near term? This is a question I’ve been posing to investors and i...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Japan looks to create a superfast supercomputer for deep learning
 Japan is reportedly eyeing a return to the top of the supercomputer ranks. The county’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to spend 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) on a new supe...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Peter Thiel taps a principal at Founders Fund for Trumps transition team
 Peter Thiel is famously loyal to his employees and vice versa. Many of the dozens of people employed by his venture firm, Founders Fund, once worked for Thiel at his hedge fund, Clarium Capital....
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Inside Expa Labs, Uber co-founders take on the startup accelerator
 There’s no shortage of startup incubators and accelerators, but there’s always room for improvement and iterations on an old operating model.Expa Labs, asix-month program for startup...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch No more pastry panic: Alexa can now talk you through recipes
 When I cook I make a huge mess and the product is edible about 50 percent of the time, which is why I’m hoping Alexa can help. I lean on the disembodied spirit of Amazon that lives inside ...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomi admits it doesnt make money on smartphone hardware sales
 Xiaomi’s business model isn’t about selling handsets, except insofar as those handset sales lead to recurring service revenue later on. So said Xiaomi global VP and former Android VP...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Sharp brings dark and light Star Wars phones to SoftBank in Japan
 Around this time last year, Verizon celebrated the long awaited arrival of The Force Awakens fittingly with a couple of limited edition Motorola Droid Turbo 2 handsets with themes tied to the st...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile shopping hits record numbers over Thanksgiving and Black Friday
 Black Friday has only just begun, but already mobile traffic and sales are breaking records compared withyears prior, according to third-party reports and those from major retailers, out this mo...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Uber rival Grabs first CFO is leaving the company after just seven months
 Grab, the company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, is losing its first CFO just seven months after her appointment, the company confirmed. Read More ...
02:49 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Level Frames launches AI photo filters so you can be artsy IRL
 Prisma has made quite an impression on the tech world, and Level Frames is looking to capitalize on the trend. The YC-backed company, which offers custom framing of physical artwork via an easy-...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story advance ticket sales start November 28
 It’s getting closer to the end of the year and that means A) 2016 is almost over which is great because it’s among the worst of years, and B) there’s a new Star Wars movie comi...
01:16 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Payments provider Stripe has raised another $150M at a $9B valuation
 Stripe — the company that lets websites and apps incorporate payments services by way of an API and a few lines of code — has raised another round of funding, a Series D of $150 mill...
09:03 am GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Black Friday Sale: 2-for-1 Disrupt London Tickets
Who doesn’t love a good sale? TechCrunch sure does! Because of that, we couldn’t let the Black Friday just before Disrupt London (5-6 December) pass you by without a pretty exciting offer....
02:00 am GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Techcrunch Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain
 At the time of its inception some two centuries ago, the supply chain was a revolutionary idea that would improve visibility and control on goods and products as they moved from point A to point...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Teslas Autopilot and the double standard for automotive safety systems
 This summer saw the inevitable controversy arise when a Tesla automobile was involved in a fatal traffic accident while operating in its headline-grabbing Autopilot mode. While early reports see...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Faraday Futures factory construction paused; shipping timelines at risk
 Electric vehicle maker Faraday Future may not be able to make its first cars in time to hits its 2017 shipping deadlines, according to a new report by the Financial Times on Thursday. It’s...
08:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Watch this $9K VR walking rig really put players into the game
 [tc_aol_on code=”5836201c869ea96411963172″] When TechCrunch went to Beijing recently, I got the chance to try out KatVR’s Kat Walk virtual reality walking simulation rig. The s...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch 11 smart gifts for the connected homebody
 Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch GoCardless spies a glimmer of hope for UK fintech amid the Brexit gloom
 Despite ongoing uncertainty for business about the impact of the UK Brexit vote to leave the European Union, London-based fintech startup GoCardless reckons the government is now signaling it re...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch 2016 Thanksgiving on track to break $2B in online sales for the first time
 While turkeysare roasting away in the oven (or roaming freely, as with the turkey pictured here), early signs indicatethat a lot of you are turning to the internet to get your holiday shopping s...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch 2016 Thanksgiving on track to break $2B in online sales
 With Thanksgiving Day in full swing, manyare turning to the internet to get theirholiday shopping started. Adobe is tracking e-commerce transactions in real time, and it said that by 5pm Eastern...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators
 Every big company was a lean and mean startup at one time. Now, confronted with digital disruption all around us, we’re all rushing to rekindle the entrepreneurial flame that first put our...
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Virata is an automatic watch with a racing pedigree
 Virata Watches is the brain-child of Patrick Wacks from Canton, Ohio. Wacks was inspired by his favorite Formula 1 cars to create a watch as streamlined and sexy as a race car. He’s finall...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Big data company Palantir quietly raised another $20M in November
 Palantir — that $20 billion secretive outfitthat providesgovernment, finance, healthcare and other organizations with analytics, security and other data management solutions— has rai...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch The tangle of the year
 One of the primary reasons for Thanksgiving was always the celebration of the end of the harvest and the promise of new growth. Home gardens wilted in the first November rains and the apples and...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Zvooq, Russias Spotify, sues Yandex for $29M after key staff were allegedly poached
 Zvooq, a music streaming service in Russia and CIS countries backed by major Western labels, is suing Yandex for $29 million. It accuses the Russian search giant of poaching key Zvooq staff for ...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Maserati plans an all-electric Alfieri for 2020
 Maserati was said to be looking at 2020 as the target timeframe for its first production electric vehicle, and now the company has confirmed to Autocar that a battery-powered electric drivetrain...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch LeEcos Le Pro3 is cheap, fast and frustrating
 LeEco would like nothing more than to be everything to everyone. The impulse is no better demonstrated than with the company’s grand U.S. debut a few months back, which included everything...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Watching Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade in Daydream VR is actually fun
 Livestreaming 360-degree video is rarely the right way to go if you’re thinking about doing live broadcast for an event – but Verizon’s (disclaimer: Verizon owns TechCrunch via...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Dysons V8 cordless is your best bet for ditching your heavy plug-in vacuum
 Dyson’s V8 cordless vacuum is the latest in a long line of the company’s portable category, and it has a more powerful motor that drives more suction than ever before, as the name im...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Strolling through the line at Snapchats NYC Spectacle store
Snap, the social media company formerly known as Snapchat, has launched a Spectacles pop-up shop in NYC. Inside the store, there is a Snap Bot (a vending machine full of Spectacles). Outside the store...
11:47 am GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Anyone for quantifiable VR mindfulness?
 U.S. digital health company Provata is one of several hoping to harness virtual reality’s power as an escapist medium by using it as a backdrop for guided meditations. Read More ...
10:21 am GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Autonomous robots and game-playing A.I. Incredible demos at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. Grab tickets here. As well as speakers and panels, we’ll be featuring some demos by some amazing tech companies. The first will be by Bosto...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Heres why you should attend the Disrupt London Hackathon, more tickets now available
 The Hackathon atDisrupt London 2016 is so close we can almost taste it. Soon, thousands of founders, investors and tech enthusiasts will storm London’s Copper Box Arena for the best startu...
07:23 am GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Wynd grabs $31.7 million for its point-of-sale solution
 French startup Wynd has raised a $31.7 million Series B round (30 million) from Sodexo Ventures and Orange Digital Ventures, with Bpifrance also participating. Orange Digital Ventures had alread...
05:28 am GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Reddit CEO admits he secretly edited comments from Donald Trump supporters
 Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has admitted that he modified comments about him left on the site from supporters of Donald Trump. Read More ...
04:10 am GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Facebook Builds a Censorship Tool
Facebook builds a censorship tool so it could not be banned from China anymore, Twitter suspends Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account, your headphones can be hacked to listen to you, MIT creates artifi...
03:32 am GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Techcrunch Chinas Ctrip is buying flight search company SkyScanner for $1.74 billion
 Skyscanner, the Scotland-based flight search company, has been acquired by Chinese online travel giant Ctrip for 1.4 billion, or approximately $1.74 billion. Read More ...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Care/of takes on the vitamin industry with customized nutrition packs
 There’s no end to the bottles, packs and pills of various nutritional supplements out there, but vitamin startup Care/of plans to stand out by tailoring to yourspecific needs the vitamins ...
08:29 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook is unlikely to succeed in China, even if it compromises on free speech
 Facebook may have laid some of the early groundwork for a potential entry into China, but the U.S. social network’s chances of making a dent in the world’s most populous country are ...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Sherpa Foundry casts a wider net, hoping to catch customers abroad
 Sherpa Foundry — a three-year-old, San Francisco-based group that’s among a growing number of outfits to help older and non-tech companies better understand how tech startups might h...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch 21 gorgeous holiday gifts for your tech-savvy girlfriends
 We’re back again for the third year in a row with all the techie gadgets your lady friends could hope for. This year, the trend is towards gifts both beautiful and functional and we’...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Sony gives Bose a run for its money with the MDR-1000X
 Sony makes no bones about going after Bose. In fact, when the company first showed off its product in the lead up to IFA this summer, it said as much, acknowledging that the QuietComfort line is...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Gong says its cracked news personalization
 If you’re a little skeptical about trying out another news aggregator, Gong CEO Itzik Ben-Bassat knows what you’re probably thinking — after all, he heard the same thing when h...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch A longtime VC on the virtues of not swinging for the fences
 There’s a winner-take-all mentality in Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, it has distorted the thinking of countless entrepreneurs who’d likely be better off running smaller companies &#...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch 13 awesome gifts for the geek guys and gals in your life
 We’re in the golden age of being a geek (“geek” herein, as always, used in the most loving way possible. We, at TechCrunch, are geeks.) Technology is rooted deep into the core ...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon makes good on its promise to delete incentivized reviews
 Amazon is making good on its promise to ban “incentivized” reviews from its website, according to a new analysis of over 32,000 products and around 65 million reviews. The ban was me...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch The history behind a $5 billion eSports industry
 According to a Activate’s recent Tech & Media Outlook for 2017, annual revenue for eSports is projected to exceed $5 billion by 2020. For comparison, that’s more than the Nationa...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Ashton Kutcher and Guy Osearys Sound Ventures back Apptopias next-gen app intelligence platform
 Apptopia, a startup that began its life as a marketplace for reselling appsbefore morphing into the app intelligence provider that’s now used by Google, Facebook, Pinterest, NBCU, and othe...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon acquired patents, employees from Biba, reportedly plans new video chat service
 Amazon’s purchases ofTwitch and Elemental Technologies appear to beonly two parts of abigger strategy at the company to move deeperinto video services through acquisition. Last year, thema...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch UK wants to censor non-conventional sex videos
 In an ongoing effort to prevent pornography from soiling the shores of Britannia, UK lawmakers are working to prevent the spread of ‘non-conventional’ sex videos online. The proposed...
04:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Security researchers can turn headphones into microphones
 Security researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University have created a proof-of-concept exploit that lets them turn headphones into microphones to secretly record conversations. The PoC, ca...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch NHTSA spells out what your phone shouldnt be able to do while driving
 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new voluntary proposed guidelines for software makers and device manufacturers, including smartphone makers like Apple and Google, whi...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Handys Black Friday promo rewards contractors over customers
 Handy, the on-demand service for cleaners, handymen, and more, has today announced the Give > Get promotion for Black Friday. This Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, customers pay the same ...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Lovely is finally shipping the Fitbit for sexy times
 Do you and your partner often do sex? Do you want to know how much sex you’re doing? And do you want to know how good it is and how good it could be? What is sex? Does anyone know? Can Lov...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Alexa can now clean a floor with Neatos robot vacuum
 Neato got on the smartphone connected robot vacuum train early on, so it’s really only fitting that the company become the first to embrace Amazon’s multi-talented home assistant. St...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Albert raises $2.5 million for its finance app that helps you save money
 Everyone knows the basics of how to improve their financial health: put money into savings, track your spending, reduce your debt, look for ways to save on your monthly bills, and make smart inv...
03:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Another Spectacle-selling Snapbot pops up at Brentwood Country Mart in LA
 Snapchat now has not one, but two Spectacle-selling Snapbots deployed at the same time. The second dropped Wednesday morning at 10 AM ET (7 AM PT) at a spot near Santa Monica at the Brentwood Co...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch UK to put up 1BN for full fiber broadband and 5G, 400M extra for VC
 The UK government has confirmed it will be borrowing to try to encourage investment in high speed fiber broadband networks and 5G technology — with a plan to spend over 1BN by 2020-2021 to...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch MITs new nylon muscles could lead to actual Westworld hosts
 MIT has a new nylon-based artificial muscle-like filament created by researchers that could eventually provide the basis for robots with bulging biceps. The filaments themselves look eerily simi...
02:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch The OnePlus 3T makes one of Androids best bets even better
 OnePlus has always been a people pleaser. It’s an impulse grown, in part, from the hardware startups close connection to a tight-knit fanbase. As other new entrants like Le Eco on the smar...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Andy Rubin looks to raise $500 million in a new fund for Playground Ventures
 Andy Rubin is looking for another big round of funding for his hardware incubator, Playground Ventures. According to an SEC filing that popped up yesterday (via Dan Primack), the Android founder...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Singapores Spacemob lands $5.5M to expand its co-working spaces across Asia Pacific
 Co-working spaces are becoming a serious business in Asia. WeWork entered the region via China earlier this year, but there are numerous others across the continent. Singapore-based Spacemob is ...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Watch McLarens fully electric P1 go through some intense testing
 McLaren makes supercars, and to make those cars requires a lot of technical expertise and rigorous engineering. The new McLaren P1 fully electric car is no different. This open-top vehicle hit t...
01:27 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch SV Angel raises $53M for its latest seed investment fund
 More money for more startup seed-stage investments: SV Angel, one of the more prominent early-stage investment firms in the Bay Area, has closed its latest fund at $53 million, according to an S...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Digg CEO Gary Liu is leaving to head up Alibaba-owned newspaper SCMP
 Digg, the one-time internet sensation, is losing the CEO that has nursed it back to good health. Gary Liu is leaving the company to become CEO of South China Morning Post (SCMP), the Hong Kong-b...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch The SaaS Co. closes 800K seed funding to develop AI-driven sales assistant
 The SaaS Co., a startup that helps Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies with B2B sales, has raised 800,000 in seed funding, money it plans to use to further develop its AI-driven sales assista...
07:45 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch German online wealth management platform Cashboard scores 3M Series A
 Cashboard, an online wealth management startup based in Berlin, has closed 3 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Digital Space Ventures, with participation from existing investors ...
07:06 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Secure messaging app Telegram now offers its own anonymous blogging platform
 Telegram, the security-focused messaging app, has launched its own take on blogging platforms. Read More ...
06:01 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Agricool harvests $4.3 million to grow fruits and vegetables in containers
 French startup Agricool has raised $4.3 million (4 million) from newly-launched VC firm Daphni as well as Parrot founder Henri Seydoux and Captain Train (acquired by Trainline) co-founder Jean-D...
04:33 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter mistakenly suspended its own CEOs Twitter account
 November 2016: the month that Facebook ‘killed’ its CEO Mark Zuckerberg (and a bunch of other users) and Twitter suspended its CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey. Read More ...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Tesla and SolarCity-powered Island
Tesla and SolarCity power an island in American Samoa, after skipping last year Apple holds its Black Friday sale, robots will be helping with shopping at Westfield malls in San Francisco, Michigan do...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Shopifys experimental product shop launches flash sales app Frenzy
 Shopify’s Garage group is a product skunkworks of sorts, and it’s launching a new app called Frenzy today, focused on flash sales, just in time for that most consumerist of holidays ...
01:01 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Googles AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language
 All right, don’t panic, but computers have created their own secret language and are probably talking about us right now. Well, that’s kind of an oversimplification, and the last par...
12:52 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Ditto is now in Pokmon GO
 This post is going to be brief because I’m about two seconds from running outside to catch me some Ditto, but: Reports are pouring in left and right that Ditto has, at long last, been adde...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Techcrunch Bad PR agencies can kill a startup before it has a chance to succeed
 Right now there’s a multi-million-dollar con being played on employees, investors and founders of startup companies — and they don’t even realize it.In a dying media world wher...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Starbucks starts selling Ember mugs, which keep your drink at a steady temp for hours
 Last year, Ember Technologies Inc. ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to build a mug that keeps hot drinks at the perfect sipping temperature. By now, it’s sold 4,000 of these device...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
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11:49 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook built censorship tool to get into China despite human rights risks
 Facebook wants to be unbanned in China, so it’s built a censorship tool that could hide posts about prohibited topics from people in China, according to The New York Times‘ Mike Isaa...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Patient data API pivotal to DeepMinds push into UKs NHS
 DeepMind CEO and co-founder Mustafa Suleyman talks to TechCrunch about its expanded collaboration with the Royal Free NHS Trust, including a forthcoming health data API infrastructure. He also r...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Lab-made meat startup Memphis Meats hopes to grow a Thanksgiving turkey
 Memphis Meatssizzled onto the startup stage earlier this year with a lab-grown meatball. Now, it’s entertaining the idea of growing other meats — including turkey. The startup has cr...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Zola wedding registry lands $25 million led by Lightspeed
 Zola, the smarter wedding gift registry, has signed term sheets on a $25 million Series C round of funding, according to sources close to the matter. Sources say that Lightspeed led the round, a...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX wins NASA launch contract for first-ever global survey of Earths water
 NASA has selected SpaceX to provide the launch services for an April 2021 mission with the aim of surveying all of Earth’s surface water for the first time. The launch of the “Surfac...
10:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Dont know what they want? Give a pre-swappable Snappy Gift
 Gift cards are soulless and buying the wrong gift leads to annoying returns. But you might not know if your loved one would prefer a drone, action camera or a VR headset. With Snappy Gifts, they...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Platio turns sidewalks into solar collectors
 Platio is a new company from Hungary dedicated to putting solar panels just about everywhere. They’re starting with sidewalks. Founded by a team of engineers and architects the system uses...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Building jobs, not walls, in Silicon Valley
 One topic in this election cycle that has provoked a lot of emotion and debate is immigration. To oversimplify, it comes down to whether new immigrant groups coming to the United States is a goo...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Draper Nexus closes $175 million fund, LPs include Panasonic, Canon and other Japanese tech giants
 Early stage venture firm, Draper Nexus, has closed its second fund at $175 million, according to Managing Director Q Motiwala. Its debut fund closed in 2013, at $50 million. Limited partners in ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch 16 gifts for the social media addict in your life
 Whether it’s for work or for fun, you probably know someone who pretty much lives on Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat/all-of-the-above.Buying them a gift? We can help. Read More ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch 15 gifts for the social media addict in your life
 Whether it’s for work or for fun, you probably know someone who pretty much lives on Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat/all-of-the-above.Buying them a gift? We can help. Read More ...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch The Das Keyboard Prime 13 brings the gaming keyboard to the board room
 I have, as you might imagine, deep and abiding opinions on keyboards. I’m not a gamer per se – I do enjoy the odd bout of Lemmings now and again – but I type a lot. So I always...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Alexa will warm Eights new Smart Mattress
 Up to now, sleep has been the one place you could reliably go to escape technology. But it was only a matterof time, really,before that window closed for good. Eight, a sleep technology startup ...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Xbox One game streaming comes to Oculus Rift on December 12
 Oculus Rift owners will be able to stream Xbox One games to their headsetsstarting December 12, giving them an immersive way to play. This makes a ton of sense, given the existing cooperation be...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch The 2017 Toyota Yaris points to the future of cars
 When presented with a list of cars to test drive, the 2017 Toyota Yaris might not jump out at most people as the top choice. It’s not fancy, and it’s not a status symbol, but it̵...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Spinns futuristic coffee maker is now available for pre-order
 At Disrupt NY in May we had the pleasure of seeing a very cool hardware startup make its debut on the Battlefield, looking to make waves in an industry very close to my heart (and mouth): coffee...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Googles redesigned Google Sites goes live
 For the longest time, Google Sites felt like the forgotten app in Google’s productivity suite. Earlier this year, though, the company announced that it would finally give Sites a full over...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Xgimis H1 is a powerful, portable all-in-one home theater projector
 For a growing number of individuals who are happy using their smartphones, tablets and notebooks for the bulk of their media consumption, a projector makes a lot of sense vs. a traditional TV fo...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Fender will release a Bluetooth guitar amp designed for use with its mobile apps
 Fender’s guitars are classic Americana – like a 57 Chevy or a pan of Jiffy Pop. From a design perspective, they’ve gone largely unchanged since the early/mid 50s, with the Stra...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch 10 gizmos and gifts to encourage kids to learn to code
 Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Think you’v...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Call to Action lets you phone your Congressperson with just a tap
 The U.S. election has inspired more people to become politically involved, and one of the most practical and direct ways to have an impact is to directly call your Congressperson to have your vo...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Pepper the robot will be helping out shoppers at two Bay Area shopping centers this holiday
 It can be tough finding seasonal help. So naturally Westfield has started looking to robots for help staffing its shopping centers. Starting today, the Westfield San Francisco Centre and Westfie...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch AWS drops its storage prices and launches new cold storage retrieval options
 Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced a significant price drop for some of its storage services. In addition, it is also launched a few new features for developers who want to use its Glacie...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch 9 great gifts for your favorite 20-something
 Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. As one of TechCru...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Michigans 335-acre Willow Run autonomous car test facility breaks ground
 Michigan’s new American Center for Mobility at the historic Willow Runone-time manufacturing complex broke ground this week, paving the way for the launch of the technologically advanced t...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Doppler Labs delays launch of Here One smart earbuds, wont ship until February
Wireless earbuds are still in their infancy, and there still seems to be some tough issues left to nail when it comes to mass production. Doppler Labs CEO Noah Kraft tells me that the because of manuf...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon announces new Dash-powered devices that can auto-reorder your coffee, air filters, and more
 Amazon is expanding the lineup of devices that will automatically reorder their supplies for you through the retailer’sDash Replenishment service. The program, which brings instant reorder...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook downsizes SMB sales in Europe, reportedly cuts 30 jobs in Germany
 As Facebook’s advertising business continues to grow globally, the social networkis also streamlining operations in certain markets. TechCrunch has learned that Facebook is consolidatingsa...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook downsizes small business sales in Europe, cuts 30 jobs in Germany
 As Facebook’s advertising business continues to grow globally, the social networkis also streamlining operations in certain markets. TechCrunch has learned that Facebook is consolidatingsa...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook downsizes small business sales in Europe, reportedly 30 jobs affected in Germany
 As Facebook’s advertising business continues to grow globally, the social networkis also streamlining operations in certain markets. TechCrunch has learned that Facebook is consolidatingsa...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Most students cant tell fake news from real news, study shows
 If you thought you heard the last on fake news, you were sadly mistaken. A Stanford study found that the majority of middle school students can’t tell the difference between real news and ...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Apple teases a one-day Black Friday sale, a reversal from last years decision to sit out
 Apple has changed its stance on Black Friday. The company, which is now teasing its upcoming one-day deals via a new web page, will again participate in the holiday shopping event after having f...
02:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Uber launches in Bangladesh to continue its emerging market push
 With a global presence that already spans more than 450 cities worldwide, it isn’t often that Uber expands into new countries, but today the U.S. ride-sharing giant drove into Bangladesh. ...
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Vivaldis updated browser syncs smart light bulbs to the color of the web
 I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s probably pretty tough getting the public to notice your new browser. Most internet users are pretty set in their ways at this point. There ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Disney launches free Moana-themed coding tutorials
 As part of Code.org’s Hour of Code program, Disney is releasing “Moana: Wayfinding with Code,” a free online tutorial to teach kids the basics of computer science. The tutorial...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla and SolarCity made this whole island solar-powered in under a year
 Tesla and SolarCity’s union is still very fresh, but the combined companies are already highlighting what they’ve been able to accomplish even just as partners. The SolarCity blog de...
01:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Volkswagen will begin making electric cars in North America in 2021
 Volkswagen’s EV plans include manufacturing in North America starting in 2021, according to the company. The new production expansion is part of VW’s goal to ramp up to sales of 1 mi...
01:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tech recruitment startup Yborder finds interest in the UK has almost halved since EU ref
 With Brexit now the ‘favorite’ topic of the UK media, for good or for ill, you’d think there would be a lot of interest in whether companies are moving or staying in the UK. An...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Aye Finance raises $10.3M to supply micro-loans to small companies in India
 Aye Finance, a startup that specializes in micro-loans in India, has landed $10.3 million in new funding of its own led LGT and existing investors SAIF Partners and Accion. Read More ...
11:39 am GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch The team behind Cookies is joining Klarna
 All the work that went into creating peer-to-peer payment app Cookies isn’t disappearing forever. After filing for bankruptcy, Swedish tech company Klarna approached the team behind Cookie...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile SDK management platform SafeDK raises $3.5M
 Israeli startup SafeDK, which offers a mobile SDK management platform to help app developers stay on top of the multiple SDKs their apps increasingly rely on, has closed $3.5 million in Series A...
10:20 am GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Ola, Ubers rival in India, launches an in-car entertainment platform for passengers
 Ola, Uber’s main rival in India, has launched a connected car entertainment platform for its vehicles. Read More ...
08:47 am GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace, to speak at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6! Grab tickets here. Today we’re delighted to say Nicole Eagan, Chief Executive Officer, Darktrace is also speaking. Nicole has led the compa...
05:05 am GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Oracle Acquires Dyn Thanksgiving Special
The Thanksgiving edition of Crunch Report: What I’m thankful for… disappearing live video and messages in Instagram, Nutonomy hits the streets in Boston, Oracle acquires DNS provider Dyn a...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch Universal plans to bring Wattpad stories to TV
 Social publishing platform Wattpad is making its biggest move into Hollywood yet thanks to a new deal with Universal Cable Productions. UCP is a TV production company owned by NBCUniversal ̵...
01:08 am GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch The NTSB is investigating the structural failure of Facebooks Aquila internet drone
 Say what you will about the merits of Facebook’s Internet.org and Free Basics — it’s pretty cool that they’re building a huge, solar-powered, laser-shooting drone to deli...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch IBM expands its UK presence with 4 new data centers
 IBM today announced that it is launching four new data centers in the U.K. This brings IBM’s total data center footprint in the U.K. to six, in addition to 16 other locations across Europe...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Techcrunch DeepMind Health inks new deal with UKs NHS to deploy Streams app in early 2017
 DeepMind Health, the division of the Google-owned AI company that’s focused on building links to healthcare providers to drive the application of machine learning algorithms for preventati...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Bizly lets you book on-demand meeting spaces in luxury hotels
 Everyone talks about rooms being an underutilized asset in the hospitality industry. But what about meeting space? Almost all four- to five-star hotels, even boutique ones, have at least one mee...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Why now, more than ever, we need a Twitter that works
 We just witnessed, to paraphrase John Oliver, the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Dumpster Fire F**ktacular. Much of it took place on social media, and much is being written of late about how Fa...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Po 3D prints personalized prosthetic hands for the needy in South America
 The latest in soft robotics and shrinking sensors enables limbs and digits with ever-increasing levels of sensation and realism. At the same time, 3D printing is making it possible to bring soph...
10:48 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Google acquires Qwiklabs to teach developers cloud skills
 Google today announced that it has acquired Qwiklabs, a hands-on learning platform for those who want to become more familiar with operatingcloud environments and writing applications that run o...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Munchery appoints new CEO amid reported struggles
 On-demand food delivery startup Munchery has a newchief executive officer. James Beriker, the former CEO of Simply Hired, is taking the place of Munchery co-founder Tri Tran, who is now the comp...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Overclocked smartwatch sensor uses vibrations to sense gestures, objects, and locations
 Just from patterns of motion, your smart devices know when you’re walking, when you’re riding a bike, and when you lift your wrist to check the time. But it turns out they can also t...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Overclocked smartwatch sensor uses vibrations to sense gestures, objects and locations
 Just from patterns of motion, your smart devices know when you’re walking, when you’re riding a bike and when you lift your wrist to check the time. But it turns out they can also te...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch This 18-year-old just raised $3.5 million to help developers easily add capabilities to their apps
 RapidAPI, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based startup that enables developers to easily create a back-end for their apps, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Martin Cas...
08:31 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Genalyte raises $36 million from Khosla for its one-drop blood test
 Theranos competitor Genalyte just announced it has raised an equity round of $36 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures and Redmile Group. The San Diego-based startup leverages lab-on-a-chip ...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch 13 techie gifts for moms (as picked by moms)
 Moms are some of the greatest, smartest and kindest people in the world. (Trust me: I’m a mom. ) And if you are thinking ofshowing your appreciation for the moms in your lifethis holiday ...
07:49 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Trump transition team appointments indicate a bid to dismantle net neutrality
 President-elect Trump has made it clear that he is more than a little hostile towards the FCC’s implementation of net neutrality, both in his own words and, today, the appointment of two l...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Reelgood debuts a hub for finding TV shows and movies across streaming services
 More people are cutting the cord with pay TV in favor of streaming services, but finding something to watchis growing more difficult – not only because of rights deals which see content co...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Yep, NBCUniversal has invested another $200M in BuzzFeed
 BuzzFeed just announced that it has raised another $200 million from NBCUniversal. That might sound a little familiar, since the company raised a round of the same size last year. Plus, Recode r...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Ava gives the deaf and hard-of-hearing a more present voice in group conversations
 For those with hearing issues, simple dinner table group conversations can be pretty painful tostay on top of. Ava is aiming to bring deaf and hard-of-hearing people back into group conversation...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch The Bridge newsletter brings political news to Silicon Valley and tech news to D.C.
 Tech and politics need a translator — at least according to Jamie Corley and Christyn Lansing, founders of The Bridge. Corley and Lansing have workedin both worlds— eachof them, for ...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch 11 awesome gifts for your awesome Dad
 Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Your dad is great...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch You rarely livestream, but 1M people livechill on Houseparty
 Livestreaming doesn’t have to be a big performance or a one-on-one video call. Just ask the one million people who spend 20 million minutes hanging out each day on group video chat app Hou...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch The Moto Z gets a Nougat update and Daydream certification
 The last time we checked in on Nougat market share numbers (a little over a week ago), the latest version of Google’s operating system was ranked below Gingerbread in terms of adoption. Sl...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch NextEVs new NIO EP9 electric supercar holds a Nrburgring world record
 Chinese electric car maker NextEV has debuted its NIO brand, along with the first car from that electric car line, called the EP9. The first vehicle it revealed is already a world-record holder:...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Blockchain technologies could transform government services
 With the current election season sparking yet another conversation about how government can better monitor our elections and deliver secure services, emerging blockchain technologies may provide...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Astronomer connects your SaaS with other SaaS for a true in-saas-ception
 Your SaaS is just out of control! You’re spending thousands or millions on products – a CRM system, a field operations app, a system to keep your life-like humanoid androids from kil...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Google can now tell you how busy a place is before you arrive
 With Popular Times, Google introduced a nifty feature for its search engine last year that lets you know how busy a restaurant or bar typically is at any given time of the week. Today, it’...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch UK startup Farewill wants to give will-writing a web-based makeover
 Life’s two great certainties are death and taxes. UK startup Farewill is hoping to combine the two: this week’s it’s officially launching a subscription will-writing service. R...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Heres what youll need to run Windows 10 VR headsets next year
 Excited about forthcoming Windows 10 VR support? You should be, since it’s going to open up who gets access to virtual reality considerably, thanks to third-party headsets from established...
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Google opens up its new product for business file sharing Team Drives to early adopters
 Google is opening up applications to businesses interested in testing its new file-sharing productcalled Team Drives. Announced earlier this fall, the focus of Team Drives is to offer companies ...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch AI-driven Findo secures $7M to be your human-like smart search assistant
 You just know that file or email exists, but you can’t find it. This is a problem all of us have every day — especially those of us who work in tech. Ideally you’d like to ask ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Chariot launches advance ride reservations for commuters
 Chariot, the Ford-owned collaborative carpooling service currently operating in the Bay area, has launched advance reservations, letting riders book a seat on a Chariot up to seven days ahead of...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch More people than ever will shop online over the holidays, spending to rise by 18%
 The fourth quarter is always the busiest for e-commerce businesses, with the biggestsales and more consumers than the year prior turning to the web and mobile devices to complete their holiday s...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch This is Snapchats new Spectacles store in New York City
 Snapchat surprised everyone this morning when instead of dropping its Spectacles vending machine in a remote location like the Grand Canyon or Oklahoma, it opened a legitimate storefront in New ...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Just because you can play Doom on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar doesnt mean you should
 Does it run Doom has long been the gold standard of getting stuff to play on other stuff that it probably shouldn’t be played on. The answer is almost invariably “yes.” The lon...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apples holiday ad is all about inclusion
 Every year, Apple releases a holiday ad just in time for Thanksgiving. These ads are a bit more interesting than your average product advertising as the company uses this opportunity to promote ...
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon will host its first esports event for casual games on the Appstore next month
 Amazon is expanding its investment in esports, with the announcement of its first-ever esports tournament focused on casual gaming to be hosted on its Amazon Appstore. Called the“Champions...
03:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the finalists for the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards
 It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Today, we announce the finalists in each category for the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards show. The Crunchies is a long-standing tradition in...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram launches disappearing Live video and messages
 Instagram is combining the best of Snapchat and Periscope to help you get comfortable on camera. Rather than overlap with Facebook Live and Messenger, Instagram is putting an ephemeral spin on v...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Attending CES? TechCrunch Wants To See Your Company
 CES is a horrible, god-awful experience that will shave years off your life. The casinos, the food, the people, the germs. Horrible. All of it. But we love it! And we’re sending a huge con...
02:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla officially acquires SolarCity
 Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity officially closed Monday morning, bringing together Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company with the solar energy company founded by his cousin’s ...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Gos Thanksgiving event gives players double XP and Stardust
 Pokmon Go’s second big in-game event is timed for U.S. Thanksgiving, running, between November 23 and November 30, during which time players can get double the standard XP and Stardust for...
02:03 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple reportedly wont make AirPort WiFi routers anymore
 Apple has been releasing new WiFi routers every now and then since 1999. While the AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme could use an update, don’t hold your breath for it. According to a ne...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch ZTEs Axon 7 gets a variant with improved specs and Force Touch
 Tis the season for spec upgrades. It’s the next best thing to issuing a full-on product refresh in the lead up to the holidays. Unlike the recently issued OnePlus 3T, however, the new Axon...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Uber debuts Compliments, letting riders give drivers specific positive feedback
 Uber has a new product feature going live across its app today, called ‘Compliments.’ The new systems will prompt riders to give a specific, additional piece of positive feedback in ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Cozmo can now recognize pets and see in the dark
 When I last took Anki’s Cozmo for a spin, I introduced him to my rabbit, Lucy. Both parties seemed fairly uninterested by the whole interaction. And while I’m bummed that rabbits are...
01:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Alibaba gives its fast-growing cloud computing business another global push
 Alibaba continues to put its chips into the cloud after it announced the opening of four new data centers across the world. A new facility in the Middle East (Dubai) went online today, while fur...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Oracle acquires DNS provider Dyn, subject of a massive DDoS attack in October
 Atimely if a littlesurprising piece of M&A this morning from Oracle: the enterprise services company announcedthat it has acquired Dyn, the popular DNS provider that was the subject of a mas...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch What does Trump mean for tech M&A?
 After Donald Trump’s unexpected presidential victory earlier this month, the tech community has been trying to assess how the new administrationwill impact them. There are concerns that th...
01:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Google opens new AI lab and invests $3.4M in Montreal-based AI research
 Google has invested a total of $4.5 million CAD ($3.4M US) in AI research in Montreal’s Institute for Learning Algorithms, with an academic fund covering three years that will help pay for...
12:18 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Spectacles finally arrive in NYC with a Central Park Snapbot store
 Snapchat has been dropping its Spectacles-selling Snapbot vending machines at various spots across the country, but Monday marks the first time it’s put them on the east coast – and ...
12:13 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch AR pioneer Omar Tayeb, of Blippar, is speaking at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6! One month to go! It will be the place to come talk about new technology, your startup, other startups, everyone’s startups! Grab tickets he...
11:27 am GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook plans to boost UK headcount by 50% as govt signals corporate tax rate cut
 Facebook has followed Google’s lead by trumpeting plans to expand its presence in the UK — despite ongoing uncertainty over the impact of this summer’s Brexit vote for the coun...
11:08 am GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Monsanto-owned The Climate Corporation acquires Estonias VitalFields
 The Climate Corporation (owned by Monsanto) has acquired Estonia-based farm management startup VitalFields. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although we’re told the VitalFields team w...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch The Apple Watch will try to get wearers moving on Thanksgiving
 With all of the binging and football watching on Thanksgiving, it can prove tough to remember to, you know, actually get up and move at some point. But that’s sort of half the battle with ...
08:43 am GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Self-driving car startup Nutonomy to begin road tests in Boston
 Self-driving taxi startup Nutonomy is expanding its autonomous vehicle trials to the U.S. after agreeing to a partnership with City of Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. ...
08:02 am GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung says its Galaxy S7 smartphones are safe and do not have battery issues
 Samsung has denied that devices in its Galaxy S7 range are affected by the same battery safety issue that forced it to kill off the Galaxy Note 7. Read More ...
07:37 am GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is replacing faulty batteries on a very small number of iPhone 6s devices
 Looks like tis the season for Apple replacement programs. Days after the U.S. tech giant addressed ‘touch disease’ on certain iPhone 6 Plus devices, so Apple has announced a battery ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch There is no IoT
 There’s a general malaise growing around IoT. After years of hype, more hype and even more hype, people are now starting to wonder: Where is this shiny, artificially intelligent, fully con...
02:31 am GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks fake news problem and fantasy sports: Listen to TCBC 9 with Jordan Crook
 Facebook’s issues with viral false news reports dominated headlines this week, so naturally it came up as a key topic of discussion when I spoke to TechCrunch’s special projects edit...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Techcrunch Why nature is our best guide for understanding artificial intelligence
 In living organisms, evolution is a multi-generational process where mutations in genes are dropped and added. Well-adapted organisms survive and those less fortunate go extinct. This is Natural...
11:24 pm GMT - Sun, November 20, 2016
Techcrunch Harry Weller, a Midas List VC and the head of NEAs East Coast practice, has passed away
 Harry Weller, who has long led the East Coast venture practice of New Enterprise Associates from Washington, D.C., passed away unexpectedly last night. Weller had joined the firm in 2002, not lo...
10:54 pm GMT - Sun, November 20, 2016
Techcrunch Harmony Space wins top prize at MIT Hacking Arts for music learning app that feels like Pokmon GO
 In Boston this weekend, software developers, hardware engineers, artists and entrepreneurs gathered for the Hacking Arts 2016 conference and hackathon at MIT. Of twelve finalists, the following ...
04:20 pm GMT - Sun, November 20, 2016
Techcrunch Spectacle-selling Snapbot deployed at the Grand Canyon
 Not even 24 hours after we got the last Snapchat Spectacle vending machine location, there’s a new one: near the Grand Canyon in Arizona, closest to the small town of Meadview. The new spo...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 20, 2016
Techcrunch Beyond Nokia: A love story
 It was October 2011. Verena Rentrop and Elsie Parumog, two Nokia staff stationed on oppositesides of the world, were having a routine work chat when something more pressing came up. With another...
11:23 am GMT - Sun, November 20, 2016
Techcrunch Listen to Nested CEO on reluctant founders, fundraising, and why you shouldnt do a startup
 Last week I caught up with Matt Robinson, co-founder and CEO of London-based property tech startup Nested. Prior to this he co-founded GoCardless, a fintech company also based in London.During o...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, November 20, 2016
Techcrunch How data science and rocket science will get humans to Mars
 President Obama recently re-affirmed America’s commitment to sending a manned mission to Mars. Think your data science challenges are complicated? Imagine the difficulties involved in mini...
12:26 am GMT - Sun, November 20, 2016
Techcrunch This crowdfunded watch looks like the Chrysler Building but was designed in Honolulu
 The Skyscraper Art Deco Watch is a new crowdfunded piece by horologist Mark Carson and designer Richard Paige. Based on Art Deco skyscraper decoration – think the Empire State BuildingR...
10:07 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat Spectacle vending bot lands at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena
 Another day, another Spectacles vending machine location. This is the fifth place the Snapbot has appeared, to sell its first-person video capturing sunglasses to droves of willing Snapchat fans...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch After decades of dreaming, indoor locations time has come
 The precise information you need, delivered exactly when and where you need it. Personalized engagement and experiences. Easy step-by-step navigation. These are just some of the things you get w...
09:55 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch Watch a fully self-driving Tesla navigate intersections and city streets
 Tesla revealed it would be building all vehicles complete with all the hardware onboard they need to achieve full self-driving in the future, and also published a short demo video of the prototy...
08:47 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch Zuckerberg reveals plans to address misinformation on Facebook
 He’d been dismissive about the reach of misinformation on Facebook, saying that false news accounted for less than one percent of all the posts on the social media network. But a slew of m...
07:59 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch Behind The Scenes with the tech powering Cirque Du Soleils newest show, Luzia
 When the folks at Cirque Du Soleil invited us to check out some of the technology behind its latest show, Luzia, I just couldn’t say no. They’ve built all kinds of incredible stuff f...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Real News
 The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, October 29, 2016. Mainstream meets streaming media as we await the trans...
04:47 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch Hitman creative director looks back at Hitmans first season and games as a service
 Hitman is a weird video game franchise. You incarnate an assassin-for-hire and you have to kill various targets in different cities around the world. But you get to decide how you want to do it....
04:43 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch The Smart Garden 9 is a self-contained kitchen garden for your herbs and vegetables
 When we last met Click & Grow they were selling a massive wall garden designed for indoor gardening. Their new product, called the Smart Garden, is a self-contained kit pod for growing fruit...
04:25 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch ShotSpotter CEO Ralph Clark talks about the future of city surveillance
 A guy like Ralph Clark has a tough job: if all goes according to his business plan he’ll put himself out of business. He is the CEO of ShotSpotter, a surveillance system for cities that tr...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch The tech that will feed the world
 Twenty years from now, the most important tool for putting food on your table won’t be a harvester, combine or a plow. It will be a piece of software. Agriculture is in the process of tran...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch So you think you elected an autocrat
 Welp. I’m sorry to hear that. Whether you are Venezuelan, Zimbabwean, Russian, Turkish, or American; whether your democratic process has been fatally compromised, or your fellow citizens h...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | FanDuel and DraftKings Merge
The FanDuel and DraftKings merger is confirmed, Amazon Prime Video goes global, Apple is looking into U.S. manufacturing, BuzzFeed is raising a $200 million Series G flat round and Sesame Street’...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Techcrunch How the cloud, infused with analytic insights, impacts athletes and sports fans
 Smart technology continues to streamline and transform nearly all aspects of our lives. Consider how technology is being used in the world of professional sports. Sensors and wearables connected...
11:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Paint 3D is now a part of the Microsofts Creators Update test build
 You know you’ve been wanting to play around with that new version of Microsoft Paint – if only to see if it is, indeed, that big of an update to the long maligned drawing application...
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch FilmStruck is a streaming service for lovers of art-house films and foreign classics
 It might be time for movie lovers to add another streaming service to their monthly subscriptions — FilmStruck, a new service created by Turner Classic Movies. Services like Amazon and Net...
11:06 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Heres Intels abandoned wearable, the Basis Ruby
 Intel’s spent the last few years betting on wearables, but things just aren’t paying off. According to sources close to the company, there are major changes afoot at the chipmaker...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Intel is laying off a major portion of its wearables group
 According to sources close to the company, Intel is about to step back from wearables in a big way. In 2014, the company purchased Basis, a little-known producer of some truly excellent fitness ...
10:50 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop One has settled the lawsuit with former co-founder Brogan BamBrogan
 Hyperloop One tells TechCrunch it has just settled an ongoing lawsuit brought against the company by its former co-founder Brogan BamBrogan and several former employees. BamBrogan,David Pendergr...
10:34 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Tesla Model S P85Ds instant speed avoid a potential rear-end collision
 Tesla’s focusing on its work on autonomous driving as a huge potential gain for driver safety, but a video from a Tesla Model S P85D shows that some current features not related to self-dr...
10:21 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Inside Google Shop, where Google is reinventing how it sells devices
 This fall saw Google introduce its Pixels, the Chromecast Ultra and the Daydream View VR headset, and to help sell those devices and show customers what they can do, the company is launching a s...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Big data cant bring objectivity to a subjective world
 It seems everyone is interested in big data these days. From social scientists to advertisers, professionals from all walks of life are singing the praises of data science. In the social science...
09:47 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook authorizes a $6B stock buyback
 Facebook today said it is authorizing a $6 billion stock buyback that will go into effect in the first quarter next year. Facebook in its last earnings call also said that its growth would likel...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with Play-Doh Touch, the app that brings kids creations to life
 Play-Doh has come to the iPad. With the newly launched toy set for kids, Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio, Hasbro has made asolid attempt at bringing the joy of Play-Doh to digital through an...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Facebooks fake news, MacBook Pro reviewed, first human CRISPR-ed
 Facebook’s fake news frenzy continued as the company came under scrutiny for its debated influence on the U.S. election, LinkedIn was blocked in Russia and a human CRISPR-ed for the first ...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Running with the Apple Watch Nike
 I’m not trying to brag or anything (I am), but I comfortably ran a half marathon wearing the first version of the 42mm Apple Watch with a classy, stainless steel band. So, when I heard abo...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Cogito closes $15M Series B to improve customer support with science
 Cogito, a real-time feedback platform for customer service agents, added $15 million to its coffers today in the form of a Series B. This brings the company’s total fundraising to $22.5 mi...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Conan OBrien tries VR and things get a bit scandalous
 HTC had a prettygood PR moment this week as Conan donned a Vive VR headset on his show and got up to some antics during a tour of YouTube’s VR studio. After testing his artistic hand with ...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch This security camera was infected by malware in 98 seconds after it was plugged in
 Here’s an object lesson on the poor state of the so-called Internet of Things: Robert Stephens plugged a wi-fi connected security camera into his network and it was compromised in… 9...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch This security camera was infected by malware 98 seconds after it was plugged in
 Here’s an object lesson on the poor state of the so-called Internet of Things: Robert Stephens plugged a Wi-Fi-connected security camera into his network and it was compromised in… 9...
07:07 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Buzzfeed authorizes $200 million flat round
 A Delaware filing has confirmed that Buzzfeed authorized $200 million in Series G financing. At $45.04, this is the same share price as their round last year, which valued the digital media comp...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Debug Politics says its time for the tech industry to help solve political problems
 Silicon Valley has been lampooned as the place where entrepreneurs like to declare they’re “making the world a better place” when they’re actually just trying to make mon...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Razers Blade 14 successfully merges mobile gaming with slick hardware
 Razer seems to have figured out how to squeeze in the most power per inch in a laptop, down to a tee. Read More ...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch App abandoment is on the rise as consumers stick to the apps they know
 It’s getting harder toget people to try new mobile applications, according to a new state of the industry report out now from Adobe, as consumers are sticking to what they know when it com...
06:52 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Airspace Systems Interceptor can catch high-speed drones all by itself
 San Leandro based Airspace Systems is making a business out of solving the toughest problems facing the emerging drone industry. The company designeda drone of its own, jam packed with sensors a...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 11.18.16
 This is a LIVE recording session of The Gillmor Gang – today with: Frank Radice, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Today’s LIVE recording starts at 10:00a...
05:39 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Sun and Moon break 3DS records with 10M units shipped globally
 Nintendo’s Sun and Moon sequels in the popular Pokmon franchise have handily beat 3DS game sales records and past Pokmon launch performance, beating previous entries X and Y by 150 percent...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Listen makes phone numbers smarter with auto-responders, muting, reminders and more
 A new mobile application called Listen wants to make phone numbers smarter by giving you more control over who’s texting and calling, thanks to a variety of features like whitelists, remin...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Seen enough? Heres how to get the SECs attention
 McKessy left the agency in late July to join the Washington office of the whistleblower law firm Phillips & Cohen. He was in San Francisco this week, however, and we sat down with him to dis...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Japanese unicorn Mercari is gunning for eBays crown
 After raising a $75 million investment at a $1 billion valuation earlier this year, Mercari announced it has seen more than 20 million app downloads in the U.S. The company started a North Ameri...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch 500 Startups ditches the accelerator brand as it looks to differentiate
 As of today, founders have a lot of options as to what kinds of accelerator programs they might want to look into trying to get in to. There’s Y Combinator, TechStars, and 500 Startups, am...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Heres the 19th batch of 500 Startups companies
 500 Startups just wrapped up its 18th batch of company launches last month — which means it’s already looking forward to the next one. This time around, in its 19th batch, the progra...
04:56 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch McDonalds releases a VR video to show what its like eating at a McDonalds
 Every generation gets the McDonald’s it deserves. And every so often, the ubiquitousfast food chain looks to reinvent invent itself for the times. There’s the McCafe coffee shop-styl...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch BMW and Baidus self-driving car partnership has reportedly run out of gas
 It’s been an up-and-down week for Baidu and its autonomous driving car vision. On the plus, the Chinese tech firm yesterday announced that it had begun testing self-driving vehicles in Wuz...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Sesame Streets VC fund makes its first investment in tutoring app Yup
 Sesame Ventures, the venture fund formed by Sesame Workshop and New York-based Collaborative Fund in May, has made its first investment in a tutoring platform called Yup. Specifically, Yup (form...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Sonys Xperia Ear wearable voice assistant will be available in December for $200
 The Xperia Earhas existed in some for another for some time now, but up until this year’s IFA, the strange little wearable looked to be little more than a concept. Next month, Sony will pu...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google reverses its digital death sentence for Pixel phone resellers
 Google has now lifted a controversial ban which wiped out the digital identities – meaning Gmail accounts, access to photos, voicemails, and files – of those consumers who used a tax...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Confirmed: DraftKings and FanDuel are merging into one company
 After months of speculations and rumors that the deal was all but closed, we finally have confirmation that DraftKings and FanDuel will merge into one company. The move is being called a “...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch This weekend, Alexa will tell you whats on sale
 “Alexa, order a Star Wars robot” is an undeniably awesome thing to say to your helpful home AI assistant. And for this weekend, at least, it’ll actually mean something – ...
12:37 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Apple adds former Wall Street Journal editor to its China PR team
 It isn’t uncommon to see Apple hire from the media to staff its PR roster, and now the iPhone-maker has done so in Asia, too. Wei Gu, a long-time China reporter most recently with the Wall...
11:24 am GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch French IoT startup Sigfox confirms 150M Series E at 600M valuation
 Sigfox, the IoT company based out of France that is building a global network for connected devices, today confirmed that has closed its latest round of funding, a Series E round of 150 million ...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Telemedicine company Syounika Online snags top prize at TechCrunch Tokyo
 As a parent, if your child breaks out with a rash, what do you do? You panic, you search the internet for what could possibly be wrong and the next thing you know is that you’re convinced ...
10:45 am GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Three UK suffers major data breach via compromised employee login
 Three UK is the latest company to suffer what looks to be a major data breach — potentially exposing the personal information of millions of customers. Read More ...
09:51 am GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Report: Apple asked manufacturing partners to explore making iPhones in the U.S.
 Foxconn, Apple’s key manufacturing partner, is among a number of supply chain companies that are said to be exploring the potential to relocateiPhone production facilities from Asia to the...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Female founders, apply now for Include Office Hours with Accel
 Include Office Hours are coming to London! On Friday, December 2from 4-6 p.m, partners fromAccelwill join TechCrunch to provide advice and feedback to startups.Apply now!Unlike previous sessions...
08:55 am GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch These are the TechCrunch Tokyo 2016 pitch competition winners
 You’ve probably heard of TechCrunch Disrupt, but we run events all over the world. This week, it’s all about Tokyo. Twenty startups were battling for a spot in the final. The judges ...
08:10 am GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch A Chinese streaming service will reportedly pay $700M to broadcast the English Premier League
 Chinese money is set to pour into the English Premiership football league after PPTV, an online streaming platform in China, agreed to a three-year deal to broadcast matches between 2019-2022. R...
07:21 am GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Fresh from raising $175M, Indian chat app Hike clones Snapchat
 In its first act since raising $175 million from Chinese internet giant Tencent in August, India-based messaging app Hike has become the latest to clone Snapchat. Read More ...
05:49 am GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Video is finally going global to give Netflix some serious competition
 Since its global expansion in January, Netflix has pretty much sat alone as the sole video streaming site to be available in (almost) every country in the world. That situation is looking like i...
04:28 am GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Tesla Acquisition of SolarCity Approved
LinkedIn now blocked in Russia, Tesla acquisition of SolarCity is approved, SpaceX wants to bring internet access to everyone, AOL lays off 7 percent of workforce, Zesty replaces CEO and restructures....
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Apple addresses Touch Disease with reduced cost repair for iPhone 6 Plus
 Many an iPhone 6 Plus has been struck down by the scourge known as “Touch Disease,” but Apple has not acknowledged the problem was systematic or widespread — until now. In what...
11:22 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Handshake nabs another $20M to make the job hunt more fair
 Speaking from experience, findingjobs outside of the region you went to college in is incredibly challenging.Sure, large Fortune 100companies have programs in place to make it easy to recruit fo...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch These Adidas shoes are biodegradable
 These Adidas kicks are woven from Biosteel fiber, a material designed to replicate spider silk that was developed by a German biotech company. The material is lighter than other synthetic materi...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Zesty, facing stiff competition, replaces its CEO and restructures
 TechCrunch has learned that there has been a managementshakeup at Zesty, a business catering service that’s health-minded and tech enabled. Funded by Index Ventures, Founders Fund, Forerun...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce looks surprisingly good headed into the end of the year with a strong Q3
 Despite a weak second quarter and a lot of eyes on the end of the year, Salesforce is already starting to look pretty good again to Wall Street. The company beat analyst expectations today in it...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Shareholders approve Tesla acquisition of SolarCity
 Tesla and SolarCity leapt an important hurdle Thursday: getting shareholder sign off for the proposed acquisition of the latter by the former. Respective shareholder votes at both companies sign...
08:34 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom for computing advances
 President Obama awarded the country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a batch of 21 deserving recipients, among them computing pioneers Grace Hopper and Marga...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch President Obama on fake news problem: We wont know what to fight for
 President Barack Obama spoke in Berlin Thursday during a visit to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and during his remarks he addressed concerns about fake news circulating via social platforms l...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus is giving its mesmerizing VR painting tool Quill away for free
 VR has quite a bit to offer creative types in terms of building worlds and images that would be impossible otherwise. Oculus Story Studio is looking to redefine the concept of a digital artwith ...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus is giving away its mesmerizing VR painting tool, Quill
 VR has quite a bit to offer creative types in terms of building worlds and images that would be impossible otherwise. Oculus Story Studio is looking to redefine the concept of a digital artwith ...
07:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Alexa will soon be able to send text messages through AT&T
 Alexa’s on a quite a roll of late. Amazon’s AI assistant is adding new skills all the time, and this week the company’s adding one of its highest profile partners. On November ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch How mixed reality and machine learning are driving innovation in farming
 Farming is, by far, the most mature industry mankind has created. Dating back to the dawn of civilization, farming has been refined, adjusted and adapted — but never perfected. We, as a so...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb is turning itself into an experience machine beyond just booking places to stay
 Airbnb is looking to move beyond the simple experience of booking a place to stay — moving part of the responsibility of figuring out what to do in those places to Airbnb and its hosts ins...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Students iDentifi app puts object recognition in the hands of the visually impaired
 For someone who is blind or partially sighted, every tasks can be a pain — choosing the right can from the pantry, for instance, or picking up the right book from the table. A smartphone c...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch iCloud stores your iPhones call history for four months
 If you share the same Apple ID with your family, you may have noticed that the call history get synced between those devices. The Intercept found out that Apple stores this log on its servers fo...
06:04 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Senior benefits platform Renew.com raises $3 million to help retiring baby boomers
 Renew.com has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Venrock, Expa and others to launch a platform aiming to give the baby boomer generation adequate information on their benefits after reti...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch AfterShokz adds some wires to its Trekz bone conduction headphones for a big price drop
 Bone conduction has been around in some form or another for some time now, but the technology still hasn’t managed to crack the mainstream. New York-based hardware startup AfterShokz may h...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch PlayStation Vues TV streaming service arrives on Apple TV
 Apple may not have yet launched its own TV streaming service, but there’s now another way to watch live television on Apple’s set-top box: Sony’s PlayStation Vue’sApple T...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Strange days indeed
 In a month of unexpected outcomes, we have also seen some tech partnership announcements, ones we thought we might never see. In fact, just this week we witnessed Microsoft joining the Linux fou...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Open source and coopetition are the new normal
 In a month of unexpected outcomes, we have also seen some tech partnership announcements, ones we thought we might never see. In fact, just this week we witnessed Microsoft joining the Linux fou...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch YC tries a new experiment: temporary partners
 Y Combinator has developed a reputation under its president, Sam Altman, for iterating — a lot. The accelerator program’s newest twist? Temporary or “visiting partners” w...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Reach Robotics MekaMon is now ready to rumble in augmented reality
 Thoughnot quite as destructive as MegaBots, or as humbling as Boston Dynamics, Reach Robotics’s MekaMon might just be the most fun and accessible robot on the market. Leveraging augmented ...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Lyft wants more explicit protection of consumer data from NHTSA on self-driving
 Lyft has released extended comments regarding the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s guidelines on autonomous driving, released earlier this year. Lyft’s formal com...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Niantics new invite-only Portal Recon tool lets players vote real-world locations into Ingress
 While most people might know Niantic for building the hype-monster that is Pokemon GO, GO wasn’t the company’s first big release. That title goes to Ingress, an equally (if not more)...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Sam Ramji departs for Google
 Sam Ramji, the founding CEO of the open source platform as a service Cloud Foundryfoundation, is joining Google in a yet-to-be-disclosed executive role.Abby Kearns, the current VP of Industry at...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Mozilla launches Firefox Focus, a private web browser for iPhone
 The makers of Firefox are today introducing a new mobile web browser for iOS users that putsprivate browsing at the forefront of the user experience. Called Firefox Focus, the mobile browser by ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Dog Parker, because even your dogs deserve a smart home
 Everyone says that dogs are a huge responsibility, but it’s hard to feel the weight of that responsibility until you own one. Dog Parker, a new startup out of ERA, is looking to take out s...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Eeros WiFi system adds Alexa commands
 A week or so after Luma announced Alexa integration, it’s Eero’s turn. It’s not really all that surprising that the former got the head start here, of course – after all,...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Apple to offer free Hour of Code workshops for full week
 Apple has opened up registration for its Hour of Code workshops in partnership with Code.org. This year, Apple will host Hour of Code workshops every day for one week — in conjunction with...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV
 TheMi BoxisChinese smartphone company Xiaomi’splay to take ondevices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Sprinklr acquires LittleBird, a tool for finding experts on anything via Twitter
 New York marketing tech firm Sprinklr has acquired Portland-based LittleBird, according to Sprinklr founder and CEO Ragy Thomas. LittleBird was founded in 2011 to help researchers quickly find t...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchats Spectacles vending machine lands in Santa Monica
 Another day, another seemingly random location drop for Snapbot, your friendly neighborhood Snapchat Spectacles vending machine. Today’s lucky destination is Santa Monica, bucking the rece...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Apple patent shows Siri inside iMessage to help with scheduling, payments and more
 Google’s smart virtual helper Google Assistant is finding its way into everything from the company’s chat app Allo to Pixel smartphones and its Amazon Echo rival, Google Home. Now it...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Tray.io raises a $5m Series A, led by Mosaic Ventures, to sort out the mess in the Cloud
The adoption of the Cloud is booming (of course). But at the same time SaaS services are exploding. That means companies need developer resources to integrate all these inter-locking services. But the...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers new restaurant guide uses trip data to tell you where to eat
 Uber’s trip data tells it a lot about how to optimize its services, including routing and pickup spots, but the info also reveals incidental patterns that don’t necessarily apply to ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Slow Ventures launches a new $145M fund and adds Scott Marlette as a partner
 Slow Ventures — a previously small-ish fund founded by former Facebook employees — is raising a much larger fund as it looks to grow into something more like a traditional venture fi...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Managed By Q inks exclusive deal with Staples
 Managed By Q, the office management platform for products and services, has today inked a new deal with Staples. As part of the partnership. Staples customers will now have access to Managed By ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch CodeFights raises $10M Series A round for its skills-based recruiting platform
 CodeFightsbrings together coding challenges and skills-based recruiting. The company, which competes with the likes of HackerRank, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A round...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch AOL lays off 500 employees after adding 1,500 employees over the last 12 months
 AOL CEO Tim Armstrong just announced internally that there will be layoffs across AOL’s global workforce (AOL is TechCrunch’s parent company). The company will focus on mobile, video...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Qualcomms Snapdragon 835 will be built with Samsung, featuring faster and safer charging
 Qualcomm’s got a new chip just over the horizon, built in collaboration with Samsung, utilizing the electronics giant’s 10-nanometer FinFET process that promises to improve performan...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Coca-Cola made a selfie bottle but luckily humans only have 1,000 years left
 Coca-Cola may be thinking of Snapchat Spectacles with its latest marketing ploy, a selfie snapping bottle that features a camera in what can only be described as a bottle boot with USB out for t...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Kubernetes founders launch Heptio with $8.5M in funding to help bring containers to the enterprise
 For years, the public face of Kubernetes was one of project’s founders: Google group product manager Craig McLuckie. He started the open source container management project together with J...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the new Nom, a food lovers photo sharing dream
 People will never stop talking about what’s for dinner on the internet.The massive reach and engagement of new media properties like Tastemade, which offers short video cooking lessons, or...
12:44 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch The Great Brexit Standoff Korski, Hilton and Burbidge duke it out at Disrupt, Dec 5-6
 The issue of Brexit looms large not just over the UK, but Europe and the US as well, as startups and investors juggle the daily changing headlines with their overall strategy. That’s why w...
12:43 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla Model S P100D to get a 2.4-second 0-60mph time via an Easter Egg
 Tesla easter eggs are a lot more interesting than most of those found in video games: case in point, its next one will boost theacceleration of the P100D variant of its Model S up to a 2.4-secon...
12:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Baidus self-driving cars begin public test in Wuzhen, China
 Internet giant Baidu is fast-forwarding its own self-driving car tests with a new public trial of autonomous vehicles, including cars supplied by Chinese automakers BYD, Chery and BAIC. The publ...
12:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Markforged announces a cheaper 3D printer that can spit out end-use parts
 In a surprising move 3D printer maker Markforged has announced they are going to release the $3,499 Onyx One, a Carbon Fiber 3D printer for entry-level makers and hobbyists that prints “en...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch See you tonight at the Barcelona Mini Meetup
 It’s almost here! The Barcelona Mini Meetup is happening tonight at 7pm and we’re getting ready for you. The event is being held atBar Denou,Carrer de Pallars 122, in Barcelona and w...
11:10 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch UK parliament rubberstamps mass surveillance law
 A controversial shoring up and expansion of state surveillance powers in the UK has been agreed by both houses of parliament, clearing the way for the formality of Royal Assent and the passing o...
11:06 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch GeoCV captures your apartment in vivid 3D
 Apartment walk-throughs are necessary but uneventful. You visit the kitchen, hit the bathroom, size up the bedroom, kick a dead cockroach into the front closet, and then sign a contract. But wha...
10:03 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch This is a Kendama! This is a IoT! Ugh! Dendama.
 The Ken plays the starring role in the traditional Japanese Kendama game. It’s a cup-and-ball style juggling toy that hasn’t seen much disruption since 17th century. Until now, that ...
10:03 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch This is a Kendama! This is a IoT! Uh! Dendama.
 The Ken plays the starring role in the traditional Japanese Kendama game. It’s a cup-and-ball style juggling toy that hasn’t seen much disruption since 17th century. Until now, that ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Next round of Disrupt London Hackathon tickets now available
Disrupt London 2016 is fast approaching, and soon thousands of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will make their way to London’sCopper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Ol...
09:57 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia
 After a tense stand-off and attempt at negotiations, Russia’s communicationsregulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn in the country, after the social netw...
09:03 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Googles DNI fund puts 24M into 124 news projects across Europe
 Google’s ongoing effortto rehabilitate its reputation with the world of publishing in Europe took another step forward today. The Digital News Initiative, a group formed by the search gian...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Full Fact aims to end fake news with automated fact checking tools
 After they failed to stop the spread of “fake news” aroundthe U.S. election, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Google are facing heightened public scrutiny.Fake news is a threat to democ...
08:58 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch SearchInk Unlocking the handwritten past, and present, with machine learning
 That’s exactly what an innovative startup out of Berlin plans to do. SearchInk, which has combined machine learning with ‘multi-writer handwriting recognition’ and semantic lab...
08:51 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Surgery training app Touch Surgery cuts deal with Johnson & Johnson
 London based app maker Touch Surgery creates a series of apps to help surgeons train ahead of complicated surgery prodedures, or to familiarize themselves with new surgical tools, equipment and ...
08:51 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX seeks approval for satellite-powered internet service
 SpaceX has asked the U.S. government for permission to launch an internet network powered by thousands of satellites above the Earth. Read More ...
07:59 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch GuestReady raises $750K to help Airbnb hosts manage their property professionally
 GuestReady, a service that helps home owners who use Airbnb and other services manage their property professionally, has landed a $750,000 seed funding. The round was led by existing investor Sw...
06:03 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Helpster raises $2.1M to connect employers with blue collar job seekers in Southeast Asia
Helpster, a Bangkok-based company that matches employers with people seeking blue collar jobs, has banked $2.1 million to expand across Southeast Asia. Read More ...
05:05 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Snap Preps for IPO
Snap preps for the Street, Microsoft releases announcements benefiting the Linux and Macintosh ecosystems and Google Earth is now in VR. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Bonx brings tunes and talk to the slick and slippery slopes
 Electronics and water go together like, well, electronics and water. But how are you going to talk to your friends when you’re knee deep in snow or plunging down a mountainside on a bike? ...
01:49 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Like by smiling? Facebook acquires emotion detection startup FacioMetrics
 Facebook could one day build facial gesture controls for its app thanks to the acquisition of a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company called FacioMetrics. The startup made an app called Int...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon acquires SocialRadar to buff up MapQuests location data
 We got word earlier today that Verizon had acquired SocialRadar, a mapping startup founded by Blackboard co-founder Michael Chasen that promises to provide its users with far more accurate locat...
12:16 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch Intel and Disney paint the sky
 Disney World’s nightly fireworks might soon have competition. Drones. Hundreds of drones lit up with LEDs and they’re all controlled by one person.Intel turned to Disney to showcase ...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Techcrunch NextEV isnt giving up on auto ownership
 Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NextEV, took the stage at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show to make a case for car 3.0. Noting the car of the future is likely to be electric and connected is not radical,...
11:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Oh, the humanoid! Dont worry, this blimp-bodied robot cant crash
 Generally one thinks of robots as powerful, rigid things packed with motors and actuators. But they don’t have to be like that, and in fact it may be freeing for engineers to work outside ...
10:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch A connected lockbox for dropping off keys
 Good luck explaining the intricacies of the real estate market to someone living in New York City. In most of the rest of the country, however, lockboxes are very much a thing for realtors ̵...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch DJIs Inspire 2 is inspirational
On Tuesday at an exclusive invite-only event on a lot at Warner Brothers studios in Burbank , Calif. DJI announced its two newest drones: the Phantom 2 Pro and the Inspire 2, we were there to see the ...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Gadget Story Time with Spectacles
  Spectacles by Snap are a lot of fun! Join us as we take them throught the paces, try them out, talk to people on the street and just have a really greatday. I would tell you more, but I donR...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Hyundai partners with WaiveCar for free, ad-supported EV car sharing
 Every automaker seems to be partnering up for car sharing, and Hyundai is no exception. The carmaker is teaming up with WaiveCar, a startup offering ad-supported car sharing with a pilot program...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Voice recognition technology is expediting the race to frictionless retail
 You’re a sales associate at a big-box retailer and a customer just asked whether the latest iPhone 7 is in stock. You proceed to ask your colleague, Stuart, the same question, and he tells...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Halo Neuroscience makes its brain-juicing athletic headphones available to all
 It’s tough to contextualize a product like Halo Sport, because there really isn’t anything like themout there. They look like your standard pair of over-ear headphones (albeit a bit ...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computers internet
 After I learned of this clever exploit from Samy Kamkar, my poor 2012 MacBook Air looks more vulnerable than venerable: Asleep on the table, its USB ports exposed, it could be hijacked in second...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Metallica is back on Napster, so maybe we can all get along after all
 There doesn’t seem to be a hell of a lot in the way of hopefulness these days, when it comes to bridging our divide society. But if Metallica and Napster can put aside nearly two decades y...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Toms releases new Apple Watch bands with official steel lugs and buckles
 Shoe manufacturer Toms is releasing a colorful lineup of Apple Watch bands made out of grosgrain fabric and leather. For every band purchased, the company will work with SolarAid to provide one ...
05:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Truffle helps you share food tips with friends
 If you’reabout to eat out and looking to choose a restaurant, you’ve got plenty of food and local recommendation apps to choose from first. But Tom Limongello, CEO of Truffle, argued...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch When bias in product design means life or death
 There is a blindspot in the development process that affects the general public. When applied to products where safety is a factor, it becomes a question of life and death. Read More ...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Later is a simpler replacement for Apples reminders
 If you tend to turn to email to send yourself short reminders, instead of using a more feature rich to do list or task management application, a new app called Later wants to help. Later aims to...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms now let you create custom templates
 Here is a small but very useful (and long overdue) update to Google’s G Suite apps: Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms are getting support forcreating custom, reusable templates that you can s...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Block is a fancy Faraday cage to take your dinner party offline
 A group of Dutch entrepreneurs is hoping to build a business out of helping smartphone users manage their device addiction — via a faraday cage housed inside a fancy looking hexagonal alum...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Dropbox for Business updates focus on increasing enterprise security credibility
 Dropbox is getting much more serious about its Dropbox for Business product, and today it announced a partnership with security vendor, Symantec, as part of a broader update to its business prod...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Dropbox Business updates focus on increasing enterprise security credibility
 Dropbox is getting much more serious about its Dropbox Business product, and today it announced a partnership with security vendor Symantec as part of a broader update to its business products d...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch The Almond 3 router actually makes it enjoyable to set up a Wifi and home automation network
 Wifi is hot again.Recently products like Google Wifi, Eero, and now the Almond 3 are being released withthe goal of changing the Wifi experience, something that really hasn’t really been t...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch WeFarms Quora for farmers scales up in Africa with $1.6M from LocalGlobe
 Agricultural tech, or Agtech for short, has gradually become a fascinating vertical for startups. It’s a huge, traditional market, just waiting for the new tools provided by the cloud. In ...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Prynt grabs $7 million for its photo-printing phone case
 Prynt just raised a $7 million Series A round led by GGV Capital. Prynt turns your smartphone into a Polaroid camera thanks to a phone case that can print instant photos. In addition to the hard...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch NBA 2K17 will reward players for achieving Fitbit goals
 Surely the inherent irony of never leaving the couch to play a sports video game isn’t lost on many players. And while the occasional innovation like the Wii, Kinect and VR have offered so...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google Earth brings its breathtaking views into VR
 Google may have just launched its major consumer virtual reality effort, Google Daydream, last week, but the company is showing no signs of slowing development on other platforms as it looks to ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch IBM opens new Cambridge, MA security headquarters with massive cyber range
 It was a big day today for IBM today as it opened its shiny new security headquarters in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, complete with what the company is calling the first commercial cyber ran...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Spotifys Playlist Potluck is a collaborative playlist for your parties
 Spotify’s streamingmusic service has been at the forefront of figuring out new ways to spark music discovery, in terms of personalized playlists and other recommendations. Now the company ...
03:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Kaspersky eyes launching a real-time back-up service for social media leavers
 Veteran security firm Kaspersky Lab is looking at launching a real-time encrypted back-up service for social media users to store their data outside the walled garden of Facebook, Instagram, Twi...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft officially launches the first preview of Visual Studio for Mac
 Given that Microsoft already mistakenly publishedthis announcement earlier this week, the fact that the company is launching Visual Studio for Mac doesn’t come as a major surprise now that...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft announces the next version SQL Server for Windows and Linux
 Microsoft’s announcement that it was bringing its flagship SQL Server database software to Linux came as a major surprise when the company first announced this in March. Until now, the pre...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation
 How is this fora surprise: Microsoft today announced that it is joining the Linux Foundation as a high-paying Platinum member. “This may come as a surprise to you, but they were not big fa...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Spoiler Alert raises $2.5 million to stop food waste, abate hunger
 Spoiler Alert has raised $2.5 million for enterprise softwarethat helps manufacturers and farms put excess food inventory to good use, instead of tossing it out. Since it was founded in 2015, th...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google signs on to the .NET Foundation as Samsung brings .NET support to Tizen
 Microsoft is hosting its annual Connect(); developer event in New York today.With .NET being at the core of many of its efforts, including on the open source side, it’s no surprise that th...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Zwift, a multiplayer game thats making indoor athletics more social, just raised $27 million
 If you haven’t heard of Zwift,founded two years ago in Long Beach, Ca., you aren’t alone. But investors have been followingthe company. Itsmassive, multiplayer video game technology,...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Gaming analytics startup Mobalytics grabs $2.6 million in seed funding
 After taking the top spot at Disrupt San Francisco’s Startup Battlefield, Mobalytics has been hardat workpreparing to roll out theiranalytics-driven competitive gaming coach to more and mo...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Music Unlimited takes on rivals with launch of $14.99/month Family Plan
 Amazon Music Unlimited,the company’s recently launched music service offered at a discount to Prime members, is today debuting its own Family Plan. Like its competitors, including Spotify ...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble is back with a $50 Nook tablet
 Barnes & Noble spent a number of years going toe to toe with Amazon in the e-reader market and actually produced some pretty nice devices in the process. The last few years, however, have be...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Cybric helps developers build more secure applications automatically
 These days, application development happens at increasing velocity, and security can be a victim of that speed. Cybric wants to address that issuethat by providing an automated security check ev...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Wacom adds a pair of pro tablets with improved pens
 That there crazy bit of digital psychedelia above is being shown off on one of Wacom’s new pen tablets. The peripheral maker is debuting two devices todaythat comprise its newly branded Pr...
02:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook overhauls ad metrics, admits 4 bugs and errors led to misreported numbers
 Facebook has been posting big gains on the back of advertisingthis year, but it looks like not all is well in the world ad metricson the social network. Today the social network admitted that it...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Phononic raises a cool $40 million to make quiet, spacious refrigerators
 Refrigeration and air conditioning used to require vapor compressors, chemicals like Freon, fans, water chillers or passive heat sinks. But a North Carolina company called Phononic has developed...
02:23 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch The Waterologies Solardistech is a solar water treatment plant for tiny towns
 Water treatment is a massively pressing issue. Hundreds of thousands of people die each ear from lack of clean water and a small, portable filtration system could have saved them. That’s w...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch An AI project can tell you when the cow goes Moo
 A new project from Disney Research can recognize various objects in videos – cows, cars, very small rocks – and add appropriate sounds – “Mooo!”, “Vroom!̶...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Todoist uses machine learning to predict your task due dates
 Raise your hand if you’re a bit too optimistic when it comes to planning your day with a to-do list. If you’re like me, chances are you write down too many tasks and always end up wi...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft offers concessions to EU regulators eyeing its $26.2BN LinkedIn bid
 Microsoft has offered concessions to EC competition regulators in the hopes of smoothing the way for its planned acquisition of LinkedIn. It announced the $26.2 billion deal this June. Read More...
11:39 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch The R.Pi IoT Shield adds IoT connectivity to your DIY project
 Of all the things in this great green world which we desire the most important is connection. That’s why the R.Pi IoT family is pretty cool. Built by the team that brought us Tinylab, thes...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Make way for another Slack competitor, Team-One from BroadSoft
 Slack may haveunleashed a new demand among the working world to have better tools to chatto each other about their projects and more, but it’s also unleashed something else: a torrent of c...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Website-creation platform PageCloud raises $4M Series A
 Browser-based website-creation service PageCloudannounced that it has closed a $4 million Series A, bringing the company’s funding total to date to about $8.5 million. Participants in the ...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch What is Workplace by Facebook? Director Julien Codorniou to tell all at Disrupt, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6! And counting! Grab tickets here. Many speakers have already been announced, but they just keep coming! Next up is Julien Codorniou Director of &#...
10:38 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch The BBC is making a major global push to grow its audience to 500 million people
 The BBC, the UK’s national media organization, is expanding its international presence as part of an ambitious goal to reach an audience of 500 million people by 2020. Read More ...
10:04 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Tencent reports $1.5B profit thanks to its WeChat messaging app and mobile games
 Tencent, Asia’s most valuable tech company, posted another healthy profit thanks to its growing mobile messaging app WeChat and its mobile games business. Read More ...
09:07 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project
 There’s good news and bad news for LeEco, the ambitious Chinese tech company that is working on electric cars, smartphones, smart TVs and more. Read More ...
07:08 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs latest acquisition could pave the way for its own iMessage-type service
 This is a week for Samsung acquisitions it seems. Fresh from announcing plans to buy audio and auto systems maker Harman for a cool $8 billion, the Korean giant revealed on Wednesday that it is ...
06:48 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Former Twitter India head joins Times Internet to lead its global partnerships business
 Well that was quick. Barely two weeks after announcing his exit from Twitter, where he was head of its India business, Rishi Jaitly has revealed that he will take up the position of CEO at Times...
04:53 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Anti-smartphone Light Phone runs into delays
 For people who feel that we are a little bit too connected these days, Kickstarter project Light Phone was promising a respite. It was scheduled to ship in May this year, but has seen a number o...
04:35 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Facebooks Fake News Problem
Facebook has a fake news problem, Snapchat’s Spectacles hype train continues into Tulsa, Oklahoma, Apple releases a coffee table book, Microsoft partners with OpenAI and we have our friend Justi...
02:36 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Logz.io raises $16 million so folks can better understand and monitor their networks
 It may not be the most compelling technology for consumers, but for businesses, it’s important to know what’s going on in a network. That’s why Logz.io has managed to raise $16...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Levie on what Trump could mean for tech
 Like many leaders in Silicon Valley, Box CEO Aaron Levie was a vocal supporter of Secretary Clinton. But after the shocking U.S. election outcome, the industry has been reflecting about what the...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch This is why Snapchat didnt give Spectacles to techies
 If you want to make something cool, don’t give it to geeks first. Google Glass learned that the hard way. Despite Snapchat’s best efforts, Robert Scoble still got a hold of a pair of...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Firefly takes $5.6M Series A for its online learning tool for schools
 Firefly Learning, a London-based edtech company which launched its SaaS teaching and learning support platform for schools back in 2009, has taken its first VC investment as it looks to accelera...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Techcrunch Context is key for valuations
 For most of the past five years, investors in software companies prized revenue growth above all else. Investors were more than willing to overlook near-term profitability (or lack thereof) in f...
11:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Happy 20th birthday, ICQ!
 Uh-oh! It’s 20 years to the day since the introduction of one of the internet’s most well-remembered chat apps: ICQ. Read More ...
11:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Indiegogo enlists MicroVentures for a new investment platform
 For sites like Indiegogo, supporting a project generally means a pat on the back, a t-shirt, or, bestcase scenario, an early delivery of whatever it is that company is selling. Leveraging a rece...
10:41 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Chinese scientists CRISPR a human for the first time
 A group of Chinese scientists injected a human being with cells genetically edited using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. This is the first time CRISPR has been used on a fully formed adult human andit&#...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch AMC Networks backs Funny or Die
 Comedy site Funny or Die has sold a minority stake to AMC Networks. The deal is intended to strengthen the ties between Funny or Die and AMC’s IFC channel, according to The Hollywood Repor...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch AI-powered virtual assistant, Mezi, pivots to focus on travel
 A startup that originally launched as an AI-powered virtualassistant, Mezi, has pivoted to focus on travel only.Why not? There’s little to do online that’s more annoying than booking...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Intel announces $250 million for autonomous driving tech
 When Intel decided to take a crack at its first keynote at an automotive event, it swung for the fences. The company’s CEO, Brian Krzanich, took the stage at the Los Angeles Auto Show̵...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Googles AI Experiments help you understand neural networks by playing with them
 Google’s work in machine learning and artificial intelligence is often interesting, but it can be a bit academic. People like to get their hands on these things — as much as you can,...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Googles WiFi router is now up for pre-order
 Perhaps you missed the news about Google’s new router. Wouldn’t have been hard. The company announced the thing at the same event it debuted the Pixel and its Daydream headset, so no...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat has reportedly filed confidentially for its massive IPO
 Snapchat appears to be moving forward in its plans to go public early next year with the company filing confidentially for its IPO, according to a report from Reuters. In recent years, companies...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch DJI debuts a monitor add-on for its controllers
 Along with the debut of two drones at what we assume will be DJI’s last big news of the year, the company showed off a new display add-on for its controller, aimed to take the place of a s...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch FBI will receive limited Twitter firehose access through Dataminr, but has to watch its step
 The FBI has publicly disclosed its intent to get at the “mission critical” Twitter firehose through third party monitoring service Dataminr. But Twitter, which has a 5 percent stake ...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Cloud Platform will get GPU machines in early 2017
 Google’s Cloud Machine Learningservicelaunched earlier this year and, already, the company is calling it one of its “fastest growing product areas.” Today, the company is annou...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch DJI-produced short film puts the new Inspire 2 gorgeously through its paces
 DJI has just launched two new,professional-gradedrones, and to show just what these bad boys can do, the company has released a short film shot entirely with its new hardware.Shot on the Inspire...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch DJIs Inspire 2 gets a second camera for first-person video feeds
 DJI’s been keeping busy in these waning days of 2016. Hot on the heels on its Mavic Pro announcement back in late September, the drone maker announced an upgrade to its giant Matrice 600la...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch DJI unveils a Pro version of its Phantom 4 drone
 The Inspire wasn’t the only DJI line to get a refresh at today’s intimate event in Los Angeles. The company’s Phantom line is also getting a bump, with the addition of the Phan...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Evaluating IP infringement risks for designers and consumers of 3D printing services
 Incredible design and manufacturing capabilities are available to almost anyone right now, thanks to 3D printing services and the designers/makers who populate those services’ marketplaces...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Budget US Android smartphones found secretly sending personal data to China
 Commercial firmware pre-installed on some Android smartphone models sold in the US has been found to be secretly sending highly sensitive user data to a third party company based in China, accor...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Netgear adds an LTE option to its Arlo security camera line
 Last month Netgear announced some upgrades to its popular security camera line, turning the Arlo into the Arlo Pro with waterproofing, wireless portability, swappable batteries and two way audio...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch The OnePlus 3 is dead, long live the OnePlus 3T
 OnePlus hasn’t done a great job keeping a lid on the 3T. For the past week or so, both it and Qualcomm have been seeding social media with glimpses of the upcoming smartphone, finally taki...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Apple brings back the peach butt emoji
 Nobody can touch the peach butt emoji, not even Apple. A couple of weeks ago, Apple dropped the first iOS beta for iOS 10.2 with dozens of new and redesigned emojis. The world needs more emojis,...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Hustle is the grassroots personalized mass-texting tool we need
 People hate phone calls and ignore emails, so how do you get them to protest, organize, fundraise and fight for the causes they believe in? By talking to them like humans, one-on-one. This is th...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Googles new app PhotoScan turns prints into digital photos
 Google Photos, Google’s cloud photo storage and sharing service, aspires to be a single home to everyone’s photographs. But so far, thathas only extended to the digital photoswe take...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest launches an explore section for trending topics and ideas
 Pinterest today is launching a new section of the app that is geared around surfacing up trending and top ideas that’ll get additional new content in front of users. Called “Explore,...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Snowden discusses Facebooks fake news controversy
 Facebook is facing post-election criticism that it did not do enough to weed out fake news on the platform, allowing viral false stories to spread and influencing the election result. The social...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger now works in Android Auto
 On the heels of Google’s announcement that its in-car infotainment platform Android Auto can now function as a standalone mobile app,Facebook today announced that it’s now rolling ou...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Sisense announces bots for Slack, Skype, Facebook Messenger and Telegram
 Sisense, a company which helps customers link multiple data sources and summarize them in a single dashboard view, has not shied away from experimenting withnew ways of interacting with the data...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Nikes self-lacing shoes are coming soon, priced at $720
 No one said living in the future was going to be cheap. And while they’re not quite as pricey as some estimates anticipated, getting your hands on a pair of Nike’s new self-lacing sh...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch The cameras are coming
 This is the case with Snap’s new Spectacles. Buried deep in the excess of the plastic and PR lies a camera system that tells us a lot about the future of commerce, security and communicati...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Ava, the fertility wearable, raises $9.7M to help families conceive
 Ava, a medical technology company focused on women’s reproductive health, announced today that it has raised a $9.7 million Series A. The investment was led by European VC firm Polytech Ve...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Apples big App Store purge is now underway
 Earlier this year, Apple promised it would clean up its iOS App Store by removing outdated, abandoned apps, including those that no longer meet current guidelines or don’t function as inte...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook launches a unified inbox for businesses on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram
 Facebook is unveiling a new feature that should make it easier for businesses to stay on top of conversations across Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Benji Shomair, Facebook’s g...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook supports NGOs with release of emerging markets population data
 From rocketsto planes, Facebook’s Connectivity Lab has been hedging its bets on a number of experiments to bring internet access to the far reaching corners of the globe.The group broadly ...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Boldstart Ventures locks down $47 million for fund three
 Boldstart Ventures started off with $1 million in 2010 as a kind of experiment. Could aNew York-based outfitfind enough seed-stage, enterprise-focused, East Coast opportunitiesto rationalize a b...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Hulu acquires The Video Genome Project to improve recommendations ahead of live TV services launch
 Amida growing number of video streaming services, Hulu today has finalized an acquisition that will allow it to better compete on user experience, by way of improved recommendations. The company...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Rebelmail launches an API to bring more interactivity to emails
 Rebelmail is now making its interactive email capabilities available through an API, allowing developers to take advantage of the technology and incorporate it into other applications.The startu...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch New LIDAR package makes it easier to add smarts to your smart car
 Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the availability of a LIDAR package – essentially the spinning laser array found on self-driving and mapping vehicles – that costs $5 and work...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Procurify raises $7M Series A round for its purchasing platform
 There is nothing sexy about procurement but it’s an essential task in the day-to-day life of virtually any business, not-for-profit and school. Vancouver, Canada-based Procurify wants to t...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Jaguars first electric SUV aims for 80% charge in 90 minutes
 Jaguar’s showing off the I-PACE, an electric concept SUV that it’s aiming to bring to production sometime in 2018. The I-PACE looks like a sensible small utility vehicle, with a five...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch GE acquires Wise.io to deepen its machine learning stack
 GE Digital today announced that it has acquired Wise.io, a machine-learning powered service that helps businesses find patterns and trends in their vast data stores. At first glance, that may se...
02:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run hits iPhone and iPad Dec. 15 with full unlock for $9.99
 Super Mario Run, the iOS game Nintendo revealed at Apple’s September event, will arrive on the App Store December 15. The game will be free to download, with some elements available to try...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Skyport Systems rolls out security analytics for
 Skyport Systemshas released new security analytics features to complement the network security controls and virtualization tools on its cloud-managed server profudcts. The company now offers too...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Skyport Systems rolls out security analytics
 Skyport Systemshas released new security analytics features to complement the network security controls and virtualization tools on its cloud-managed server profudcts. The company now offers too...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch John Hancock insurance is subsidizing the cost of the new Apple Watch
 How does a health insurance company go about trying to help address health problems before they arise? Getting people moving is a start. After all, there are plenty of long issues that can be av...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch East Meets East is a dating service for Asians in the U.S.
 Mariko Tokioka knew exactly what she wanted to do after her previous company Quipper was acquired by Japanese giant Recruit. Read More ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft teams up with Elon Musks OpenAI project
 OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research non-profitbacked by Tesla’s Elon Musk, Y Combinator’s Sam Altman, a Donald Trump fan called Peter Thiel, and numerous other tech luminari...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch UK-based AI startup Gluru is building a smarter task manager
 Gluru, a UK-based startup that’s building an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered task manager, has raised a $2 million seed round. Backers include Sussex Place Ventures, SaatchInvest, Gec...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch The June Oven makes cooking an exact science
 Nothingmy home costs $1,500, so it’s tough to get past the sticker shock. Price aside, the June Intelligent Oven stands up to the hype. It is a classy looking appliance. The fit and finish...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter (finally) updates its abuse policy: easier reporting of trolls, more granular mutes
 In the wake of the U.S. Election, asFacebook and Google come under fire for the dissemination of fake “news”in their News Feed and search results, Twitter is tacklinganotherareathat&...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter updates its abuse policy and adds muting and reporting tools to combat trolls
 In the wake of the U.S. Election, asFacebook and Google come under fire for the dissemination of fake “news”in their News Feed and search results, Twitter is tacklinganotherareathat&...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder finally adds options for trans and gender non-conforming people
 Before today, people on Tinder only had two options for their gender: male and female. Three years after Tinder CEO Sean Rad told me the company wanted to be better for trans and gender non...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Sun and Moon bring big, welcome changes to the series on 3DS
 Luckily, the game delivers a lot for players both old and new, with plenty of familiar fun, but a fresh feeling world and replacement for the Gym system that brings new life to the franchise. Is...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Nexars vehicle-to-vehicle network will use dash cam AI to prevent accidents
 Cars are on their way to pooling their collective smarts, but vehicles that have built-in communication tech and intelligence processing are still a ways off for many. Nexar is a startup hoping ...
01:36 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Apple is releasing a coffee table book about how awesome it is
 Apple never looks back, except when it does, which is every month now. The company announced that it is releasing a hardbound photo book showcasing some of the most iconic Apple designs from the...
01:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchats Spectacles are now on sale near Tulsa, Oklahoma
 Snapchat’s ongoing marketing campaign for Spectacles continues to mean you can only buy them from a single Snapbot deployed at a single location, for a limited time. Today’s spot is ...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Kit, the Expa-backed social network for product reccos, lands $2.5 million in seed
 Kit, the Expa-backed platform for product recommendation, has today announced the close of a $2.5 million from Social Capital, Precursor Ventures, April Underwood, Ellen Pao, Authentic Ventures,...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Fully autonomous AI driving company AImotive expands to the U.S.
 Level 5 self-driving tech is the highest variety, which aims for fully autonomous vehicles with no need of human steering mechanisms. AdasWorks, a Budapest-based startup launched in 2015, is cha...
12:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Sauce Labs sops up $70 million round
 Sauce Labs, a cloud-based software testing service, announceda $70 million round today. The investmentis more than double the $31 million the company had raised across four previous rounds and b...
11:55 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Google and Facebook ban fake news sites from their advertising networks
 While it would have been nice to tackle this issue before the election, Google and Facebook are finally taking a tiny step in order to fight back against fake news. According to multiple stateme...
11:06 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Chinas Didi partners with car rental giant Avis ahead of planned global expansion
 China’s Didi Chuxing revealed last month that it plans to expand into global markets, and today we got the first hint of what that might look like after the Uber rival announced a tie-in w...
10:57 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch The Smogathon hackathon aims to stop a smoky menace
 If you’ve ever visited Krakow, Poland, you’ll be familiar with the smog. Born of air pollution and fog, the smog regularly shuts down the local airport and casts a pall over this bea...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Musement, a digital travel companion and ticketing platform, raises $10M Series B
 Musement, a “digital travel companion” that lets travellers discover and book things to do, has closed $10 million in Series B funding. The round was led by family fund Micheli Assoc...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Update on the Barcelona Mini Meetup
 A quick update to the Barcelona Mini Meetup on Thursday. We will be meeting at Bar Denou located at Carrer Pallars 122, 08016 Barcelona at 7pm. There will be a some space for pitches so please e...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Marvel acquires prototyping tool POP
 Back in May, Woomoo, the startup behind app prototyping tool POP, was acqui-hired by Priceline, leaving POP’s future a little uncertain. Today that uncertainty comes to an end with news th...
09:23 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Samantha Payne of Open Bionics 3D prosthetics to speak at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6! Not long now! Come talk about new technology, your startup, raising money and the future. Grab tickets here. Amongst the many speakers already an...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch CareCloud raises $31.5 million in Series C for its cloud health care management platform
 CareCloud, the revenue management and health IT platform, announced it has raised $31.5 million in strategic Series C financing fromThe PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., First Data Corporation...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Echo app aims to take the hassle out of ordering repeat prescriptions
 A UK startup is angling to build a business out of simplifying the repeat prescription ordering process for NHS GP surgeries via an app, called Echo, that lets patients use their smartphones to ...
06:12 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon now pays out instantly for video game trade-ins
 Amazon is gearing up for the Christmas season by allowing customers to get instant vouchers for trading their unwanted possessions. Read More ...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch WhatsApp launches video calling for everyone
 WhatsApp wants to be international cross-platform FaceTime. Today Facebook-owned chatserviceWhatsApp is officially launching video calling for its over 1 billion users worldwide on iOS, Android ...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Zuora latest cloud company to launch predictive data product
 Zuora, the cloud company that helps SaaS companies and others manage their subscription businesses, launched Zuora Insights today, a product designed to help customers understand the nuances of ...
04:39 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Spark Capital suddenly has $1 billion to invest
 Spark Capital, whose investments have included Twitterand Cruise Automation, has closed on $1 billion in commitments, it revealed earlier today. The 11-year-old firm, which has offices in Boston...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Meet Impact VC, a new firm from Accel and DCM founder Dixon Doll
 One of the cofounders of Accel Partners and DCM, Dixon Doll, recently formed a new venture firm called Impact Venture Capital, along with Jack Crawford and Eric Ball. Ball previously served as O...
01:28 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch RageDonate turns Trump anger into charitable good
 A host of organizations have capitalized on the anger that followed the election of Donald Trump — the American Civil Liberties Union says it received its “greatest outpouring of sup...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch DroneBase raises from Union Square to pay any pilot for aerial footage
 That drone in your closet could earn you some money thanks to DroneBase, a startup that delivers aerial data and footage to business clients. DroneBase’s new Pilot Program lets drone owner...
12:45 am GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Techcrunch Valuation metrics show weakening for the fourth straight quarter
 The lawfirm Fenwick & West quietly released its third-quarter venture capital survey this past Friday, and its findingsaren’t exactly shocking. At the same time, they hint at problemst...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch A real teens take on Snapchats hot new Spectacles
 I like to think of my new Spectacles first and foremost as sunglasses. They’re significantly cheaper than a pair of Ray-Bans ($129 for Specs vs. around $169), come with nicer lenses, the f...
11:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe makes big bets on AI and the public cloud
 Adobe held its annual MAX conference for users of its Creative Suite earlier this month. That’s where the company usually announces new and upcoming features to applications like Photoshop...
10:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch GoodLands partners with ESRI to launch the Catholic Geographic System
 Religion and technology are not two phrases that often go hand in hand. Molly Burhans is looking to change that.Growing up Catholic in upstate New York, Burhans had the intention of becoming a n...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch xAd raises $42.5M more, buys WeatherBug to boost location-specific marketing
 xAd, thead network that servesyou ads in apps and mobile web pages based on your location, is today announcing another hefty round of funding, as well as its first acquisition in the world of co...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Marshalls new Bluetooth headphones promise 30 hours of life on a charge
 “Mid” is probably not the most intuitive name for a premium addition to an existing product category. But there you have it. Marshall’s latest on-ear Bluetooth headphones join ...
08:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook chose to fight fake news with AI, not just user reports
 Facebook built two versions of a fix for fake news this year, and decided to trust algorithmic machine learning detection instead of only user behavior, a Facebook spokesperson tells TechCrunch....
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Guess where Spectacles are going on sale next and win some TechCrunch swag
 We’re four days into the launch of Snapchat Spectacles and the hypehas shown no signs of letting up. Snapchat has deployed its vending machine Bot in two different locations so far –...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Indias tech bubble is about to burst
 Editor’s note:Dileepan Siva is chief revenue officer at Moovweb. The Silicon Valley “tech bubble” is a popular topic of discussion among business pundits, entrepreneurs and ana...
07:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch GE Digital snags ServiceMax for $915 million
 GE Digital announced today it was buying ServiceMax, a cloud-based field service management company, for $915 million. GE Ventureshad been an investor in the company as part of the $82 million S...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Investing in the future of urbanization
 For roughly a year, Niko Bonatsos, a managing director at the venture firm General Catalyst Partners, didn’t make a single investment. He was meeting with startups daily, as it’s his...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Zugata raises $7 million to make annual performance reviews obsolete
 Even before they began to graduate from college, millennials drove changes at work, from management and recruiting practices to the design of office interiors. But companies are still adapting a...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Dear Facebook, please fix the plague of fake news before you ruin foreign elections too
 It’s true, Facebook isn’t single-handedly responsible for the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. But the company played an important part in the rise of Donald Trump. Many pe...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch NHTSA adds safety sound requirement for new electric and hybrid vehicles
 Electric cars and hybrid vehicles can be incredibly quiet – so quiet that a populace used to cars that make noise can be hurt when sharing space with them. New NHTSA standards for automake...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Pay adds Rewards, offering points for every transaction
 Samsung is giving customersa new incentive to use Samsung Pay, its mobile payments product. The company released Samsung Rewards today, which is a program that provides points whenever a user us...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch CBSN brings 360-degree videos to connected TVs
 CBS is bringing 360 degree videos to the big screen. The company today announced the launch of new apps for the Android TV and Amazon Fire TV which will add the new, more immersive video format ...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Pay now lets non-profits take donations
 Apple announced this morning that its payments service Apple Pay will now support the ability to make donations to non-profits, starting today in the U.S. This includes both Apple Pay on the web...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Pay now lets nonprofits take donations
 Apple announced this morning that its payments service Apple Pay will now support the ability to make donations to nonprofits, starting today in the U.S. This includes both Apple Pay on the web,...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Googles self-driving cars are naturals when it comes to three-point turns
 Google updates the world monthly on the progress of its self-driving car project, and this month’s update includes the usual stats, like over 2,230,175 miles driven in autonomous mode, as ...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Lima beefs up its Dropbox alternative with the $129 Lima Ultra
 Meet the Lima Ultra, a tiny device that lets you create a personal cloud and control your data more easily. Think about it as a Dropbox alternative with data sitting on a hard drive in your home...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Outlook gets its own lightweight CRM, Outlook Customer Manager
 Microsoft today isrolling out a new tool for business owners using Office 365 and Outlook called Customer Service Manager, a lightweight CRM for companies that need to track their customer inter...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Nutmeg, the UK digital wealth manager, picks up further 30M funding
 Nutmeg, the U.K. digital wealth manager (and an early entrant into the space), has picked up 30 million in further funding, bringing the total raised to just shy of 60 million over the last 5 ye...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Russias Sberbank, an investor in Uber, announces its next $250M venture fund
It’s perhaps not widely known that Uber has Russian investors. But it does, in the form of Russian bank Sberbank, which invested as part of its first international fund a few years ago. Sberbank...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon buys LQD WiFi to expand its IoT strategy into smart cities
 Verizon today has made another acquisition to build out its IoT business: the carrier has purchasedLQD WiFi, a developer of outdoor interactive displays that provide WiFi connectivity along with...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch MITs new MoVR system makes wireless VR possible with any headset
 Wireless VR will do a lot to help the tech become more viable, since dealing with your heavy cable umbilical on Oculus and HTC Vive right now is a pain. MIT has created a new wireless communicat...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Yam video-based Q&A app puts story-telling front and center
 The resurgence of Q&A is upon us.Entering the ring with Justin Kan’s newly announced Whale, Yam is looking to offer a video-based question and answer platform that puts focus on story-...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch European medical booking platform Doctena acquires Germanys Doxter
 Pan-European medical booking platform Doctena just got a little more pan-European. Already operational in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland, the company has acquired Germany’...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Hoping to beat rivals, Google Play Music starts using your location & activity to recommend tunes
 Google today announced the launch of a new version of its Google Play Music service, in an effortto better compete with rivals like Spotify and Apple Music in terms of personalization. Like the ...
02:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Survive on Mars in VR on HTC Vive and PSVR starting November 15
 Are you at least as good as Matt Damon when it comes to surviving the harsh Martian landscape? You can find out tomorrow, when The Martian VR Experience lands on HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. The...
02:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch The best things you can do with the MacBook Pros Touch Bar right now
 The Touch Bar is an interesting proposition. Part innovation, part work around. The technology is Apple’s attempt to embrace a new form of input while continuing to eschew touchscreen on i...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Coworking network Talent Garden lands 12M funding round for European expansion
 There are plenty of coworking spaces out there, but while the like of WeWork and TechHub focus on major capital cities, others have seen a fertile space emerge in developing economies. Thus cowo...
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons Home Services adds 20 more metro regions as it preps new Assistant role
 Amazon is beefing upits Home Services business — a marketplace rivalto the likes of Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, Thumbtack and Handy for helping people find and hire contractors for ev...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchats Spectacles vending machine countdown is back on
 The next Spectacles vending machine location is on again, with a little under 24 hours to go as of this writing on Monday morning. The next location is still a secret, of course, but the first t...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Crays new XC50 supercomputer hits one petaflop of computing in a single cabinet
 Cray has a new supercomputer called the XC50, the successor to its XC40 model and the first supercomputer from the company that can deliver one petaflop of performance (at peak) in a single cabi...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Here are all of the third-party apps that will support the new MacBooks Pro Touch Bar
 When Apple debuted the new Touch Bar MacBook a few weeks back, the company spent a majority of its time on-stage focused on the ways in which its own software interacted with the new feature. No...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apple looks ahead with the new MacBook Pro
 My MacBook Pro is on its last legs. The anti-glare laminate began bubbling up some time ago, spreading across the screen like an untreatable rash, fogging up the webcam in the process. The hinge...
11:19 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch WorldRemits Ismail Ahmed and MasterCards Ann Cairns to talk about the future of payments at Disrupt London
 What happens when you pair a global payment company like MasterCard with a rising online money transfer service like WorldRemit? Conventional wisdom has it that fintech startups are going to eat...
11:18 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Lets meet up in Barcelona on Thursday
 I’m in Barcelona for a few days and I’d love to meet some of the local startups so I’d like to run a mini-meetup somewhere in the city. That said, I have no idea where to hold ...
11:14 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Warsaws ReaktorX aims to help busy people start businesses
 While some entrepreneurs are independently wealthy and have no need for a day job, most of them aren’t. That’s why Marta Diana Koziarska and Borys Musielak created ReaktorX, an accel...
10:55 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Russian hacking team The Dukes targeting NGOs and think tanks after Trump victory
 According to Internet security team Volexity has detected an active spear-phishing effort by Russian hacker groups including Cozy Bear and the Dukes. The targeted phishing emails feature subject...
10:07 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook opens analytics and FbStart to developers of Messengers 34,000 bots
 Facebook hasbeen putting a bigeffort into growing Messenger as a bot platform this year. Nowthere are 34,000 of these botsin existence, built to automatically feed you news and entertainment, le...
09:53 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft announces Visual Studio for Mac will launch in November
 Fans of cross-platform coding will be happy to know that Visual Studio, a “a true mobile-first, cloud-first development tool for .NET and C#,” will arrive for Mac during the Connect(...
09:12 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Music Unlimited expands to the UK, Germany and Austria today
 Amazon’s new on-demand, streaming music service, Amazon Music Unlimited, has taken its first steps abroad after launching last month in the U.S.to go head to head with Apple Music, Spotify...
08:47 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch China threatens to squeeze iPhone sales if Donald Trump initiates a trade war
 Apple and top automakers could be among the U.S. businesses that suffer if President-elect Donald Trump plays hardball with China over trade. Read More ...
07:18 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung is buying Harman for $8B to further its connected car push
 Samsung is increasing its focus on the connected car after the Korean firm announced plans to buy auto product maker Harman in an all cash deal worth $8 billion. Read More ...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch WTF is computer vision?
 Someone across the room throws you a ball and you catch it. Simple, right? Actually, this is one of the most complex processes we’ve ever attempted to comprehend – let alone recreate...
03:36 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Is Netflix Disneys next big buy and is Reed Hastings its next CEO?
 Disney and Netflix are logical dance partners. And, just as we saw with the 50/50 cash and stock financial engineering that enabled AT&T to buy Time Warner, ever-creative Disney undoubtedly...
02:48 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch Naver to launch $43M fund to seek out investments for its Snow and Webtoon services
 Naver, the company behind U.S.-Japan-listed chat app Line, has teamed up with SoftBank to launch a global investment fund worth $43 million to help two of its promising services push on. Read Mo...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state
 The next Snowden probably will not leak classified details of the NSA’s illegal spying programs. Rather, he’ll use those programs to dig up compromising intel — phone recording...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Techcrunch How drones will reshape the enterprise
 Most people associate drones with troops and mad scientists tinkering around in their backyards. Thanks to technological breakthroughs — including longer and safer flights — and new ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch Defining our relationship with early AI
 AI has fascinated mankind for more than half a century, with the first public mention of computer intelligence recorded during a London lecture by Alan Turing in 1947. Once a plot device for sci...
07:41 pm GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch Zuckerberg claims 99% of Facebook posts authentic, denies fake news there influenced election
 In case you missed it, last night Mark Zuckerberg published a response to accusations that “fake news” on Facebookinfluenced the outcome of the U.S. election, and helpedDonald Trump ...
06:16 pm GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch FriendFinder Networks hack reportedly exposed over 412 million accounts
 If you have an account on AdultFriendFinder, Cams.com, Penthouse, Stripshow and/or iCams.com — and reused it on other sites — youshould probably change your password. FriendFinder Ne...
05:34 pm GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch Zencaster makes it easier to record high-quality podcast audio
 With podcasting growing rapidly as a medium, a new generation of audio-recording tools are appearing. Zencastr is a great example. The company’s new product, launched today, is designed to...
03:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch How Facebook can escape the echo chamber
 Facebook may have builtan influenceso largethat it’s cracking under the weight of the power and influence of its News Feed. Mark Zuckerberg began an interviewon stage at Techonomy16discuss...
03:04 pm GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchats Spectacles are now on sale near Big Sur in California
 Spectacles are on sale again, in their second ever pop-up location (the first was at Venice Beach in LA on November 10) –and people in and around Loma Vista near Big Sur state parkare the ...
12:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch Why the next great SaaS company will look nothing like Salesforce
 Integration companies, while not glamorous, can build market power by positioning themselves at the center of an ecosystem and creating an “ecosystem network effect”, whereby they be...
04:43 am GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch Secret is coming back
 Secret, the anonymous sharing app developed by David Byttow and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, looks to be on its way to resurrection. The app was part of a wave of anonymous apps like Whisper and YikYa...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook needs accountability to win back advertisers trust
 The advertising industry let out a collective groan in September when Facebook admitted a “discrepancy” in its reporting that led it to overstate how much time, on average, viewers w...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch We are on the verge of a consumer M&A avalanche
 If you believe in the mantra “innovate or die,” you might conclude that the largest consumer and retail brands are terminally ill. Giants like Kraft and Clorox all seem to be too slo...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, November 13, 2016
Techcrunch DataEthics TheNewCompetitiveAdvantage
 We are living in an era defined and shaped by data. Data makes the world go round. It is politics, it is culture, it is everyday life and it is business. Our data-flooded era is one of technolog...
11:47 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Pro-Trump CEO gets booted from Y Combinator
 Andrew Torba, founder of conservative social network Gab.ai, has been removed from Y Combinator’s alumni network. Read More ...
11:47 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Pro-Trump CEO gets booted from Y Combinator over harassment claims
 Andrew Torba, founder of conservative social network Gab.ai, has been removed from Y Combinator’s alumni network. Read More ...
11:47 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Pro-Trump CEO gets booted from Y Combinator over harassment concerns
 Andrew Torba, founder of conservative social network Gab.ai, has been removed from Y Combinator’s alumni network. Read More ...
11:29 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Optimizzle
 The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, November 11, 2016. McLuhan said the medium is the message. Our next President agreed, and decided Twi...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Heres where seed investors are scaling up
 Seed investors are, by definition, the first ones to back startups and technologies that go on to become world-changing forces. So when they collectively raise their bets about something —...
07:17 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch I refuse to review Snapchat Spectacles but Im glad to have my hands back
 And I honestly don’t think these things should be reviewed at all — especially as a gadget. More of a hybrid marketing/consumer research experiment than an actual product launch, Sna...
04:43 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Trump surveillance fears could lift privacy tech in Europe
 The full ramifications of Donald Trump being the next president of the United States of America will not be known for months — perhaps years. Given he’s a man of many conflicting wor...
04:17 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook wants to make you secure no matter how hard you make it
 When you have a billion people using your service, you have an obligation to keep your users secure, even when they behave in unsafe ways. Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Facebook, ...
03:54 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Driving the Midwest
 Last September, in the depths of high summer, my wife and I wanted to see the Midwest again. We began in Brooklyn and drove across the Verrazano, a bridge so long and well-engineered that its ma...
03:10 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat Spectacles vending machine page starts 24-hour countdown to next location
 Snapchat’s going to be selling Spectacles at another location in just under 24 hours as of Saturday morning, as the company’s Snapbot locator page started a 24 hour countdown timer a...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Trendspotting
 Brexit and Trump; applied CRISPR and the Gigafactory; the rise of self-driving vehicles, the fall of pollsters; the global saturation of smartphones, the first mass-market VR headsets; the first...
04:15 am GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Facebook Made Us All Dead
Facebook has a bug and has switched their profiles to being memorialized, Mark Zuckerberg affirms that Facebook didn’t affect election and Singles’ Day breaks shopping records. All this on...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Kickstarter smash hit INSTRUMENT 1 from Artiphon is now available to buy
 Take a Chapman Stick, add a lot of tech in its belly and jam a USB cable up its jacksie and you get something that looks vaguely like an INSTRUMENT 1. It’s a completely new type of musical...
10:53 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendowned: Amazon sells out of the NES Classic Edition in (null) seconds
 We knew the NES Classic Edition, with its retro aesthetic and solid game selection, would be hard to get at first, but this is some next level, Tickle Me Elmo style demand. Amazon, which made it...
10:37 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch AT&T downgrades video quality on mobile with Stream Saver
 AT&T just introduced a new “feature” much like T-Mobile’s Binge On that automatically throttles all video streams to a lower resolution and bandwidth unless you opt out of ...
10:20 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger launches its public group chat feature Rooms in select markets
 Facebook’s experiment with semi-anonymous social networking centered around interests, via a standalone app called Rooms, failed. But the learnings from that earlier experiment have now po...
10:07 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Signups for encrypted mail client ProtonMail double after election
 The election of Donald Trump has lots of Americans worried about their privacy, and they’re turning to encrypted communication platforms to protect themselves. During an interview yesterda...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Instant apps are publishers newest frenemy when it comes to monetization
 When the App Store opened there were 552 apps. Today, there are 2 million iOS apps, and 2.2 million apps in Android’s Google Play store. Needless to say, getting a single app noticed in a ...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Lyft denies report okay, tweet suggesting its COO is in talks with Trumps transition team
 Yesterday, former Fortune reporter Dan Primack reported that not only was Peter Thiel being considered for Donald Trump’s transition team but that Thiel was, in fact, already on it as of y...
09:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Trump victory casts shadow of despair over tech industry
 This week, the U.S. was shell shocked and in the tech world in dismay from Donald Trump’s victory as the new President of the United States. Silicon Valley lost its mind in a mess of tweet...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 11.11.16
 This is a LIVE recording session of The Gillmor Gang – today with: Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Today’s LIVE recording starts at 1:00pm PT.Our live cha...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 11.11.16
 This is a LIVE recording session of The Gillmor Gang – today with: Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Today’s LIVE recording starts at 1:00pm PT.Our live cha...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Democratic Trump supporters were hiding in plain sight
 If you’re shocked by Donald Trump’s election, you’re not alone — the president-elect surprised many people, including the pollsters who predicted a Hillary Clinton victor...
08:51 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook suddenly says a bunch of its users are dead. Dont panic.
 Over the last half hour or so, reports have started pouring in from Facebook users that the social network has suddenly “memorialized” their pages, strongly suggesting that they are ...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Tencent is giving its staff $220M in shares to celebrate its 18th birthday
 November 11 — the date of the 11/11 shopping bonanza — is generally a day when Alibaba creates the headlines. While the e-commerce giant broke records again this year, selling a colo...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch DigitalGlobes new imaging satellite makes it to space
 This morning, the United Launch Alliance sent an Atlas 5 401 rocket loaded with DigitalGlobe’s WorldView 4 satellite into space. The satellite willcreate a new pipeline for sendinghigh qua...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch DJI says its learned its lessons from the Mavic Pro delay
 Timing is everything. And for DJI, the timing for the Mavik Pro, the stars seemed to align perfectly. A couple of weeks after GoPro’s big unveil, the company had a folding drone of its own...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Gadget Story Time with EPIKGO hoverboard
I have a love-hate relationship with hoverboards. They make me happy when I ride them but they suck to fall off oflol. The other day I saw a guy carrying his newborn baby while riding a hoverboard and...
08:08 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Scientists gain a versatile, modern search engine with the AI-powered Semantic Scholar
 Scientific papers come out with such frequency that keeping up with the literature is practically a full-time job for anyone at the cutting edge of a major field. Semantic Scholar is a search en...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Apples iBooks StoryTime app for Apple TV will read to your kids
 Apple on Thursday released a new Apple TV application called iBooks StoryTime that brings children’sbooks to the TV’s big screen. Kids can flip through the pages of the books on thei...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch DigitalGlobes new imaging satellite makes it to space
 This morning, the United Launch Alliance sent an Atlas 5 401 rocket loaded with Digital Globe’s WorldView 4 satellite into space. The satellite willcreate a new pipeline for sendinghigh qu...
07:20 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch PlayOn Cloud lets you record and download videos from streaming services to your iPhone
 PlayOn has long offered media server software that allows cord cutters to record from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Hulu and others, in order to watch on any device – witho...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch To honor veterans, focus on careers, not quotas
 More than simply focusing on our veteran hiring rate, we need to honor our veterans by making a real investment in helping their career development and professional integration. Read More ...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Uber will now tell you if your driver is a military veteran
 Uber has long been a supporter of the United States Military, dating back to when they launchedUberMILITARYtwo years ago with the goal of signing up 50,000 military veterans to be drivers.Today,...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Tech tips to help stay safe in Trumps America
 Trump has gone on the record asking for backdoors to encryption and devices, saying he supports surveillance, and is against Net Neutrality. Policies pursuant to these goals will necessarily put...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield
 CES is loud, obnoxious and just too big. It will shave years off your life. I love it. And if you’re a hardware startup, you probably love it too.We’re looking for startups to compet...
04:41 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Getting an NES Classic Edition today may be tough
 The elections may have divided America, but there’s one thing we can all agree on: we all want to buy Nintendo’s new NES Classic Edition. Well, today’s the day: the re-lease of...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Yep, 2016 is on pace to see the fewest IPOs since 2009
 While September might have been a good month for IPOs, things have slowed down considerably again, and don’t expect that to change before the first quarter of 2017. The last six weeks of t...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch DJI improves the performance of its largest drone
 DJI sure seems to be squeezing a lot out of the final months of the year. While other hardware makers are working to push holiday gifts out the door, the company is making some upgrades to produ...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch NSF may shut down West Virginias Green Bank Telescope and people arent happy
 Tight budgets have forced the National Science Foundation to consider shutting down and deconstructing the Green Bank Telescope, the largest steerable telescope in the world. This consideration ...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch A standalone Apple Support app is rolling out to the iOS App Store
 Apple has quietly rolled out a new Apple Support app to the iOS App Store, which allows customers to read about product information, get tips, schedule repair appointments at an Apple Store or w...
03:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch More Android devices are running Gingerbread than Nougat 7.0
 Slowly but surely, the news of Nougat updates are starting to roll in. The OnePlus 3 and Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be getting beta versions in the near future, and ZTE recently announce...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook will disable ethnic affinity targeting for housing, employment and credit-related ads
 It may be tough to remember given all the discussion about the role that Facebook’s News Feed may have played ingettingDonald Trump elected, but the company was also criticized recently fo...
02:27 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Telegram names first winners of its fast and useful bot competition
 Messaging app Telegram has named the first wave of bots to win prizes via a $1 million BotPrize competition it announced back in April. Read More ...
01:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Photos in Daydream VR offers a powerful trip down memory lane
 I’ve resolved to take a lot more panorama images from now on, and Daydream View is the reason why. Google’s new mobile VR headset, which makes it possible to use Daydream VR in Andro...
01:18 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt London Brexit Sentiment Update: U.K. Policy
Brexit is a bummer. Startups are beginningto leave London, enticed by the lure of Berlin and other EU cities. “Brexit imposes a certain risk of visa requirements for non-Brits,” Julian Bal...
12:34 pm GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Alibaba smashes its sales record on Singles Day, despite concerns of slowing growth
 It’s November 11 — 11/11, or Singles’ Day — which is China’s biggest shopping day. A day for records. A big promotion day for Alibaba, which surpassed its sales tot...
10:21 am GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch HTCs Vive VR headset gets unplugged via $220 wireless add-on
 HTC’s PC-powered VR rig is set to get one of the plusses of cheaper mobile virtual reality systems early next year, after the company announced a wireless add-on that will let users unteth...
08:03 am GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Contrary to reports, Grubhub CEO never called for Trump voters to resign
 Emotionsremain high as the country closes out its second day with a President-elect Donald Trump. Startup founders are struggling to instill confidence among employees that the culture of openne...
04:21 am GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Snapchat Starts Selling Spectacles
Instagram adds some new features to Stories, Snapchat starts selling Spectacles out of vending machines, Facebook has a misinformation problem, Tusk Holdings tries to find silver lining in Trump and N...
03:50 am GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch You could become a pilot in the Drone Racing League if youre good at this racing simulator
 Today the Drone Racing League, a league that has a deal with ESPN to broadcastraces this season,launched a drone racing simulator game.And perhaps even more interesting, the league will be teami...
02:41 am GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Zuckerberg denies Facebook News Feed bubble impacted the election
 In the aftermath of the U.S. Presidential election, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Techonomy16 to address concerns that the companydidn’t do enough to stop the prolifer...
01:34 am GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo admits employees discovered hack in 2014
 Yahoo admitted today that some of its employees were aware of the theft of500 million users’ data as early as 2014 — years before Yahoo publicly acknowledged the hack. The hack, whic...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, November 11, 2016
Techcrunch Five industries that should take a cue from Netflix and crowdsource parts of its tech
 By crowdsourcing for solutions using machine learning to utilize the abundant data available across these five industries, we can find relevant signals and patterns among the noise and make thes...
11:46 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Snowden urges companies to make tech that protects us regardless of whos President
 Edward Snowden gave an extended interview today touching on numerous topics, from the Trump Presidency to his own future. Overall his message was clear: it’s not about thwarting one leader...
11:46 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Snowden says tech companies should protect privacy no matter who is president
 Edward Snowden gave an extended interview today touching on numerous topics, from the Trump Presidency to his own future. Overall his message was clear: it’s not about thwarting one leader...
11:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Slice makes it easy you order from your favorite pizzeria
 Does the world need another food ordering app? No? Well, what about an app that’s all about pizza? The startup formerly known as MyPizza has already been working with independent pizzerias...
11:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Slice makes it easy for you to order from your favorite pizzeria
 Does the world need another food ordering app? No? Well, what about an app that’s all about pizza? The startup formerly known as MyPizza has already been working with independent pizzerias...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Luke Beatty departs AOL
 AOL’s president of media brands Luke Beatty is stepping down from his position today to spend more time with family.Beatty ran AOL’s tech blogs — including TechCrunch and Engad...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch How auto unlock makes the Mac more accessible
 My workflow is predominantly iOS-centric, but,lately, I’ve been turning more to the Mac —my girlfriend’s 15” MacBook Pro— to get work done. I’ve enjoyed getti...
10:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch A USB stick that can test HIV levels in under 30 minutes
 Scientists at Imperial College of London have teamed with UK biotech company DNA Electronics to develop a USB stick-based HIV test capable of sophisticated detection in a fraction of the time of...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch PillDrill gets $3 million in funding for its medication tracking system
 Announced earlier this year, the PillDrill is a simple system designed to take some of the pain out of remembering to take medication – taking things between those big plastic pill boxes w...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch What its like to use Snapchat Spectacles
 Snap’sSpectacles are having a spectacular debut today, with (at least) hundreds of people lining up at their first Snapbot pop-up vending machine location in Venice Beach. We got the chanc...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Tech leaders respond to upcoming Trump presidency
 No matter which side of the aisle you’re on it’s clear that in next four years technology will be taking center stage. Politics are now less about relationships between people and mo...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch This is what its like to buy Spectacles from Snapchats vending machine
 It’s Spectacle day. Snapchat surprised everyone this morning by deploying a vending machine that sells Spectacles right alongthe beach in Venice. The machine will only be there for 24 hour...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch #Calexit is Silicon Valleys plan to pack up its toys and leave
 California’s reliably-blue votes gave Hillary Clinton a boost on election night, but they weren’t enough to carry her to the presidency. Now, Californians angered by Donald TrumpR...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch How long until Facebook Frames?
 Snapchat’s Spectacles are already causing huge lineups and mild millennial frenzy in LA now that they’re on sale via super-exclusive Snapbot vending machines. It’s almost inevi...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Google says there are now 2 billion active Chrome installs
 Google is hosting its Chrome Dev Summit today. There hasn’t been a lot of news out of the event, but one number that stood out in today’s keynote by Chrome Engineering VP Darin Fishe...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Google responds to EU antitrust charges against Android
 Google has now filed its official response to the EU’s antitrust charges against its Android mobile OS. The company had previously been granted a deadline extension by the European Commiss...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest finds another way to track purchases via its new Tried It button
 Pinterest has historically been more an idea board – a place to dream about ideas youwant to try or products youwant to buy. Today, however, the company is rolling out a new feature aimed ...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Analysis of social media did a better job at predicting Trumps win than the polls
 Many of the polls forecasted an easy win for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, but we now know their prediction models were flawed. While data scientists are ...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Heres some more details how Snaps Spectacles work
 Snap’s spectacles are starting to hit the streets, and eBay. I’ve been able to glean some details about the way they work from early users. The images above and below come from the a...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Here are some more details of how Snaps Spectacles work
 Snap’s spectacles are starting to hit the streets, and eBay. I’ve been able to glean some details about the way they work from early users. The images above and below come from the a...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Portal router drastically improved my Wi-Fi connection
 Reliable Wi-Fi is what a lot of us have come to expect in today’s world of hyper-connectivity.I don’t know about you, but my roommates and Ijust went with whatever router Comcast gav...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Once offering to fire Trump into space, Jeff Bezos sends his congratulations to the president-elect
 Maybe this is just how billionaires do business. One threatens “such problems” and the other offers to shoot him into space. But now that one of the greatest upsets in presidential h...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch The Yale Real Living Assure Lock is just the thing to thwart lock-picking zombies
 The first thing you’ll notice about the Yale Real Living Assure Lock is that it has no keyhole. There is no backup key, no physical keypad, and it looks like something that you’d mou...
04:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook admits it must do more to stop the spread of misinformation on its platform
 Facebook has responded to widespread criticism of how its Newsfeed algorithm disseminates and amplifies misinformation in the wake of the Trump victory in the US presidential election yesterday....
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the first Valerian trailer reveal a promising Fifth Element successor
 Among science fiction films, Luc Besson’s 1997 epic The Fifth Element enjoys special status as a classic that’s unique among others in the category, with an indulgent, artistic flair...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Nasty Gal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday
 Yesterday, Nasty Gal, the retailer founded 10 years ago whenSophia Amorusa began by selling vintage fashion items on eBay, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Central District of C...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Nasty Gal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
 Yesterday, Nasty Gal, the retailer founded 10 years ago whenSophia Amorusobegan by selling vintage fashion items on eBay, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Central District of Ca...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Kitt.ais ChartFlow helps you build better chatbots
 The current generation of chatbots is, at best, disappointing. Kitt.ai, which is launching its private beta today, hopes to change that.The team of three AI PhDs that founded the company believe...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Kitt.ais ChatFlow helps you build better chatbots
 The current generation of chatbots is, at best, disappointing. Kitt.ai, which is launching its private beta today, hopes to change that.The team of three AI PhDs that founded the company believe...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch A robot can solve a Rubiks Cube in 637 milliseconds
 A robot called the Sub1 Reloaded can unscramble a Rubik’s Cube in 637 milliseconds – considerably less than the fastest human time of 4.9 seconds. The robot, built by self-driving ch...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram will now let creators add URL links, tag friends, and create Boomerangs in Stories
 Instagram is adding three new features to Stories in what they are calling the biggest update to Stories since its launch. Starting today the company will let creators add URL links to their sto...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Thngs wants to be a Wikipedia for physical objects
 Moscow-based Thngs is building something akin to a Wikipedia for physical objects. Although, given that the startup is already working on ways to monetize its offering, purists will likely take ...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchats Spectacles go on sale via Minion-like vending machines
 Snapchat’s Spectacles are arriving starting today, and they’ll be available to buy via pop-up vending machines that look almost trademark infringingly like Minions. The so-called Sna...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Just in time for Daydream, YouTube launches its standalone VR app
 Coinciding with the debut of Google’s new Daydream View VR headset, YouTube this morning announced the launch of its YouTube VR app, which is available first on Daydream. The standalone ap...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung is looking for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners to test Android 7.0 on their phones
 It’s not a full on Nougat rollout, but it’s something. For a second year in a row, Samsung will be offering a select group of users early access to the latest version of Android thro...
02:29 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe acquires video ad company TubeMogul for $540M
 Adobe has agreed to acquire TubeMogul, a platform for buying and measuring digital video advertising. Adobe says it will pay $14 per share, for a total acquisition price of $540 million. The add...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Project Soli mobile radar input tech can now identify objects
 If you don’t recall Google’s Project Soli, you’re forgiven – the project was unveiled at Google I/O in 2015, and while potentially very cool, we haven’t heard much ...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Daydream View VR headset is comfy and uncomplicated
 Daydream has arrived. Google’s VR platform is at last here in the form of the $79 Daydream View headset. It’s simple, (relatively) stylish and a big step forward from Google Cardboar...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Googles Daydream View VR headset is comfy and uncomplicated
 Just when bigly recent events made you thinkyou must be living in a dream, Google introduces a virtual reality product called Daydream. Google’s overarching, extensive VR platform is at la...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Bradley Tusk points out the bright side of Trump presidency in memo to portfolio companies
 Tusk Holdings, the parent company for Tusk Ventures</a and Tusk Strategies, is an investor in many of the most notable startups in the land, including Uber, FanDuel, and Handy.With a diverse...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Daydream View made me a believer again in consumer VR
 Humble beginningsWhen Google debuted Cardboard at its 2014 Developers Conference, then- Google Product Chief Sundar Pichai showed off the headset made of modest materials with an insouciance tha...
01:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Siri can now send money via PayPal
 PayPal users can now send and request payments using simple voice commands via Siri on iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad. The online payments company is making the new feature available to users in 30 c...
01:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Hired, the recruiting platform, raises another $30 million
 Hired, the platform that lets applicants vie for top tech jobs, has announced a $30 million extension to its Series C funding, bringing the total of that particular round to $70 million. The fun...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch AppDynamics update looks to measure impact of performance on business
 It seems to have been the week for modern application performance monitoring tools to announce major updates. First, New Relic announced theirs on Monday and today AppDynamics followed suit with...
12:51 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Neo Technology, whose database platform powered the Panama Papers, nabs $36M
 Facebook popularized the idea of a“graph” (specifically social graph) to describethe relationship between you and the web of people and interests that surround you, and to help figur...
12:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Job Today bags $20M to grow its service industry hiring app in Europe and beyond
 Accel-backed Job Today has pulled in a $20 million Series B round, less than a year after it raised its $10M Series A. The new round is led by Flint Capital, with participation from existing inv...
11:37 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of DeepMind, to speak at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6! Not long now! Grab tickets here. As well as Startup Alley and Battlefield, we have a tonne of amazing speakers coming. Today we’re delighte...
10:08 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Toast lands $1.5M for cross-border payment services for migrant workers in Asia
 Toast, a startup that helps make cross-border payments easier and cheaper for migrant workers living overseas, is the latest to help itself to money from investors after it raised $1.5 million. ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Garmin brings Stravas safety system to its fitness wearables
Over the summer, fitness social network Strava introduced Beacon, a safety feature designed to offer peace of mind to the friends and families of long distance runners know they’re stating out o...
09:13 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Rakuten will reportedly launch a mobile games platform
 Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, is preparing to enter the mobile games space soon, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Read More ...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Teamleader scores 10M Series B to help SMEs go digital
 Belgium startup Teamleader, which began life while co-founders Jeroen De Wit, Willem Delbare and Mathias De Loore were studying together at university, has raised 10 million in Series B funding....
08:31 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Cook to Apple staff: Well move forward together following Trump election win
 Tim Cook has rallied staff at Apple following Donald Trump’s historic and controversial U.S. election win by reassuring them that the company will “move forward together” despi...
05:13 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Zipline raises $25 million to deliver medical supplies by drone
 Zipline International Inc. has raised $25 million in a Series B funding round to expand its humanitarian delivery drone business in Rwanda, the U.S. and beyond. The startup builds drones and run...
04:22 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Donald Trump Is 45th President of U.S.
Reactions to Trump as president, GoPro is recalling the GoPRo Drone, TeamIndus is a team of 100 engineers in India trying to get to the moon, Twitter gets twice the amount of traffic on election night...
02:07 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Peter Thiels Big Gamble
 Peter Thiel should rightly be admired for sometimes seeing what many others cannot. He understood the power of online money transfers well before most traditional financial institutions. He wrot...
01:05 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft says it will push for diversity and security from the Trump administration
 Although Donald Trump’spresidential campaign never netted much support from tech companies, at least one company is now congratulating him on his election victory. “Every president-e...
01:01 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Rigged
 The Facebook bubble just popped. Half the country today is still in shock. Reality crashed down and many were presented with a worldthat didn’t match up with the one they’veinhabited...
12:35 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch SentiOne raises $3.5 million to monitor social media
 While it’s not exactly sentient, SentiOne sure sounds like it should be. This Polish company watches social media for brands allowing you to create an instant monitor for any topic. Founde...
12:31 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch LeEcos Super Bike isnt electric, but it sure has a lot of gadgets attached
 The LeEco Super Bike may be the perfect analogy for the company that created it. It’s a strange amalgamation that patches together a lot of disparate ideas in a less than elegant way. It&#...
12:06 am GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Techcrunch Hey, Brooklyn, lets meet up tomorrow
 Hello, Brooklyn! I’m restarting my series of micro-meetups in New York with a special tasting at the Van Brunt Stillhouse. The founder, Daric Schlesselman, is a friend of TC and showed off...
11:52 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Here are the tech policies Trump promised to implement as president
 Trump’s not a tech guy, that much we know. He reportedly doesn’t have much time for acell phone or email. During a CNN town hall moderated by Anderson Cooper, he said that he largely...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Adam Bain departs Twitter, Anthony Noto will take over as COO
 Twitter just announced that Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain is departing.Bain has been with Twitter since 2010, building the company’s ad business andbecoming COO last yearat the same ti...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch A serial founder on Trump: Hes a startup that disrupted the establishment
 Fabrice Grinda, a longtime New Yorker, has helped create hundreds of jobs for Americans and others. Among the companies he has started isOLX, one of the largest free classifieds sites in the wor...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Trump promises to bring back manufacturing jobs, but robots wont let him
 ForAmericans struggling with stagnant wages, under- or un-employment, one of Donald Trump’smost appealing campaign promises was tobring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.Navigating thecom...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch LeEco offers a budget take on Gear VR
 LeEco is a weird company and the ExploreVR is a weird headset. It’s essentially a Gear VR competitor that promises to deliver a low-end virtual reality experience for a fraction of the pri...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Bikeshare conference brings pedal power to the people
 As the North American Bikeshare Association begins its annual conference in Austin, Texas, participants will be focusing on social equity. If you’re wondering what that means, wonder no mo...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch This Indian team plans to be the first private company to land on the moon
 TeamIndus, a private company located in Bangalore, India, is the one and only Indian entrant into the Google Lunar X-Prize, the international competition to land a private spacecraft on the moon...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Acceleprises Demo Day here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Acceleprise’s Cohort 5 Demo Day, today, November 9th, starting at 10:00am PT. Accelepriseis a SaaS-focused accelerator based in San Francisco led by part...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Counting endangered sea cows is hard, so were going to make AI do it
 Can you spot the lone dugong in this image? Look closer. Closer… still no? Try this larger version. Give up? Here it is. Now do that with 45,000 more. If that sounds tedious, then perhaps ...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Losing the future
 There’s a story that Silicon Valley likes to tell about the future. Part of that story, of course, is the idea that technological change will continue to accelerate andmake our lives bette...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Google strongly recommends against third-party fast charging technology on Android
 Everyone, it seems, is going the fast charging route these days. Thanks to the nearing ubiquity of USB-C on flagship devices, the feature is quickly becoming a standard – “standard&#...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Google enacts stricter penalties on sites that continuously spread malware
Google has been protecting users against dangerous and harmful websites for many years by warning web surfers when they accidentally click on links that could lead them to sites thatspread malware or ...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter traffic doubled, Facebook up by 30% on Election Night
 Social media usage spiked on election night in America, but overall, internet trafficwas down – likely the result of people tuning in to watch election coverage on television, instead of o...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn opens Sponsored InMail to all as yet more ad products come to messaging platforms
 It’s gloves off for social media companies that have patiently built audiences for their platforms and weaned them on steady diets of ad-free content: they’re all now starting to dou...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Report shows Americans abandoned their news apps as election fatigue kicked in
 A new report from mobile analytics firm Flurry out this morning shows howAmericans’ overwhelming election fatigue and disinterest in continuing to follow political news stories played outd...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch OnePlus will launch its new device November 15
 That new OnePlus device that Qualcomm not so subtly hinted at yesterday? It’s going to launch next week. The company took to its own Twitter account with a little news of its own, announci...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch OneLogIn acquires Sphere Secure Workspace to gain mobile management foothold
 OneLogIn, a company that provides identity management in the cloud, has become rather acquisitive over the last year buying CafeSoft last December and Portadi in June. Today it announced it was ...
01:34 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Pandora unveils first web redesign since 2011
 Pandora just released its biggest web redesign since 2011. Back in the day, when Pandora first launched, everything was web first, mobile second. But as more and more people made the shift to mo...
01:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch What does a President-elect Trump mean for Silicon Valley? Nothing very good.
 Donald J. Trump is now the President-elect of the United States after one of the most surreal and unlikely campaign victories in American history.Stock markets are already reacting negatively to...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Pinscreen launches with high-tech distractions for a nerve-wracking election
 Pinscreen says it has developed a system for generating what can be photorealistic three-dimensional images from a single scan. While the technology’s current applications involved distort...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Meditation startup Simple Habit adds Android, web app
 Mindfulness app Simple Habit has expanded its reach, launching an Android version and also adding a web app to widen the touchpoints for what the team is hoping to build into a platform for guid...
11:11 am GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Cryptocurrencies rise on Trump victory
 Donald Trump’s historic victory in the 2016 US presidential elections predictably immediately hammered the value of the dollar on foreign currency exchange markets. But it’s the oppo...
11:04 am GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Viber follows Messenger with the launch of Public Accounts for businesses and brands
 Viber, the messaging app with 800 million users owned by Japan’s Rakuten, is today taking the next step inexpanding its platformas it seeks to compete against the likes of Facebook’s...
11:04 am GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Viber follows Messenger, launches Public Accounts for businesses and brands
 Viber, the messaging app with 800 million users owned by Japan’s Rakuten, is today taking the next step inexpanding its platformas it seeks to compete against the likes of Facebook’s...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch With Trumps win Silicon Valley investors start losing their damn minds
We’re only hours into what is a now Donald J. Trump’s ascendancy to the Presidency and already Silicon Valley’s investor class is losing its collective damn mind. TechCrunch founder ...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | First Hyperloop Will Be Built in UAE
It’s looking like the first Hyperloop will be built in the UAE, Facebook is testing a job openings feature, Tesla plans to increase manufacturing automation by acquiring Grohmann Engineering, Le...
01:27 am GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch 13 of the best tweets about the election
 The polls for the 2016 election are beginning to close and Twitter is aflame. As the trashfire of this election burns itself to cinders, we got out of fetal position and took a break from counti...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro is recalling the Karma drone after just 16 days on the market
 GoPro just issued a press release announcing the recall of the Karma drone. It just happened to be while the United States is watching the election results roll in. Press release below.The Karma...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch For a brief, glorious moment, you could do weird things to Donald Trumps website
 The internet found a new way to amuse itself in the finalhours of the presidential election cycle. Basically, there was a glitch on the press release page of Donald Trump’s website. Sowhat...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Wurk raises $1 million to help cannabis companies manage their people
 A“pottech”companycalled Wurk has raised $1 million in seed funding tohelp cannabis businesses such as dispensaries or growers comply with all the different regulations coming into pl...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch How our next president can usher in the next wave of job growth
 Both candidates talked about creating jobs. One wants to cut taxes and the other wants to increase them. While they debate whose plans will make America great and whose will make America broke, ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch How bitcoin protects against geopolitical risk
 Importantly, Bitcoin is a global digital currency that is borderless, frictionless and secure. Unlike legacy currencies and payment systems, Bitcoin is immune to capital controls and currency m...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Walgreens is suing Theranos for $140 million in Delaware
 Walgreens has filed a lawsuit against blood analysis company Theranos. Walgreens was once Theranos biggest partner and the startup used several of the drugstore chain’s Arizona store locat...
09:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch You can now buy a refurbed iPhone directly through Apples site
 Some good news for folks looking to shave a hundred bucks or so off an iPhone, while still getting all of the benefits that going through Apple’s official channels entail. The company is n...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Google to shut down Map Maker, its crowdsourced map editing tool
 Since 2008,Google has run an online tool called Map Makerthat allows anyone worldwide to contribute data to Google Maps. Now, that tool is shutting down. The company announced today in its onlin...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Alexa, who is winning the presidential election?
 My own personal method for following election results mostly revolves around curling up in the fetal position under my bed with a bottle of whiskey and a security blanket. But for those who want...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop One will build the first Hyperloop system to go from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in twelve minutes
 Hyperloop One and the United Arab Emirates are on the fast track to building out the first hyperloop system. Just today H1 announced it would build the first commercial hyperloop transportation ...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Tickets to the 10th Annual Crunchies are on sale now!
 It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about the holiday season or even tech’s own winter wonderland, CES. I’m talking about Awards Show season, and the one aw...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch PlayStation Vues streaming TV service is losing all Viacom channels
 Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming TV service has just hit a bit of a roadblock in terms of its content lineup. The company saystoday that it is losing all Viacom-owned channels, including C...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Need some good news today? A mutant snail just found love via Twitter
 This day will be a stressful one for many Americans, so naturally we turn to the internet: to paraphrase Homer, the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems. Luckily, today brings a...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Prisma now supports real-time style transfer on Facebook Live
 Prisma’s app now supports real-time style transfer for livestreaming videos broadcast to the Facebook Live platform. Read More ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch The insurance impact of self-driving cars and shared mobility
 “We’re going to see more change in the next five to 10 years than we’ve seen in the last 50,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, on record. While that statement is n...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts new to do list app, Project Cheshire, spotted in the wild
 Although Microsoft bought to-do list app maker Wunderlist back in 2015, the company has been working on another to list app experience, code-named Project Wunderlist, which is now in private bet...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook speeds up its data center network with the launch of its Backpack switch platform
 Facebook is on a mission to make the fiber optic networking inside of its data centers go from 40G to 100G.Its Wedge 100 top-of-rack network switch (basically, the device that connects all the s...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Deliveroo riders in North London push to unionize
 A group of Deliveroo riders in North London is pushing for improved pay and conditions by taking legal steps to obtain union recognition. To achieve that they will need a tribunal to judge at le...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat copies Instagram Story rewinds, adds augmented background lenses
 Now the copying is going the other direction, as Snapchat clones Instagram Stories’ rewind feature. But Snapchat isstill innovating on the augmented reality features it popularized, plus a...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Digital wedding planner Joy says I do to $4.5 million in seed funding
 Joy, a startup aiming to help brides-to-be plan their weddings in the digital age, has pulled in $4.5 million in seed capital. Joy launched out of Y Combinator this summerwith aims to take onwha...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Get ready for the first truly Digital Decade
 No matter how this election ends one thing is clear: what happens online in the next decade will have an increasingly important effect on our daily lives. Until recently politics, warfare, comme...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Cognovi Labs is watching the U.S. Presidential Election with its predictive, social sentiment tool
 The main IP of a startup called Cognovi Labs is a tool called Twitris. Twitris uses both human and machine learning to interpret Twitter traffic to predict sentiment. The tool can also quantify ...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Comcast says technical issue caused NBC to disappear from its program guide, is being fixed
 A number of Comcast users noticedthis morning that the channel NBC has disappeared from theprogramming guide on their TV – an odd and unfortunately timed glitch on Election Day here in the...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch The Sennheiser x Massdrop HD6XX headphones are probably sold out, but will relaunch
 If you were focused on, um, other things this morning, you may well have missed the launch of the HD6XX. The bad news is that the extremely limited edition Sennheiser/Massdrop team up looks to h...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the famous guru whos helping a growing number of startups battle bad press
 It’s easy to appreciate why Bambrogan hired the firm to filter media inquiries. When it comes to handling crisis situations in particular, Sitrick is as well-regarded as they come. Itsappr...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Slingr turns Slack into the ultimate task manager
 Slack is great for taking lunch orders and sharing GIFs with an international team (as us about “Whiplash Wednesday!”) but it breaks down when you try to get real work done. ThatR...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches its Cloud Platform region in Tokyo
 Google today announced the launch of the Tokyo region of itscloud computing platform. With this, the Google Cloud Platformnow features two regions (Tokyo and Taiwan) and a total of six availabil...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Dont take an illegal selfie with your ballot
 That social media post coulddisqualify your vote. Snap your #ImWithHer or #MAGA selfie without your ballot. It violates voting laws in many states to take a photo with your completed ballot, or ...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch CrowdFlower announces a scientific advisory board as it works to combine AI and crowdsourcing
 When crowdsourced labor company CrowdFlower recently raised funding from Microsoft, co-founder Lukas Biewald told me his team was focused on technologythat allows businesses to supplementalgorit...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook opens sponsored messages to all advertisers in newest version of Messenger
 As Messenger continues its steady growth as a communications channeldistinct from its social network parent Facebook, the company today is taking the wraps off a new version of the platform that...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Google Maps urges users to vote with its new polling place finder
 Google has been working throughout this election to make voting information more accessible, and today that continues with an integration inGoogle Maps that will help users find their polling pl...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung is really, really sorry about the Galaxy Note 7 and plans to do better
 Samsung is no doubt eager to put this whole Note 7 situation behind it as quickly as possible. In fact, the company apparently can’t stop talking up the Galaxy S8, even though that device ...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Qualcomm teases a new OnePlus device sporting a Snapdragon 821
 There’s still a little time to get a handset out before year’s end. And while increased competition from a number of relative new manufacturers (not to mention Google) have seemingly...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro Karma Review: This is the drone for GoPro diehards
 Meet Karma, GoPro’s long-promised drone. The Karma is capable, packable and easy to fly. And since it uses GoPro’s best cameras, the picture quality is superb. In the end, GoPro is a...
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook-WhatsApp data sharing now on pause in UK at regulators request
 A controversial decision this summer by Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp to share data on its users with its parent company — including for advertising purposes — continues to...
01:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch ASUS believes a woman with a computer is better than a woman with a kitten
 Welcome to another episode of Social Media Managers Who Are Having a Bad Day. On todays episode we present Asus‘ assertion that a “cute girl” with a cat worse than a “sop...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Alex Zhu, cofounder of Musical.ly, joins TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6! One month to go! It will be the place to come talk about new technology, your startup, other startups, everyone’s startups! Grab tickets he...
11:59 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Electric Jukebox, a new streaming music startup, debuts 169 service for casual fans
 Streaming musicsubscriptions have not yet reached the critical mass that physical music sales and ownershiponce had, butsome argue that this is due mainly to product-market fit, sincemany of the...
11:34 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla acquires Grohmann engineering to boost production
 Tesla just announced that it will acquireGermany’s Grohmann Engineering, in a deal that will see the global engineering leader become Tesla’s new Advanced Automation facility based i...
10:15 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Uber rival Karhoo shuts down after blowing through a reported $250M in funding
 So much for fighting the Uber fight. Today Karhoo — a company that wanted to take on Uber by pulling together various other competing car services under a single app — announced that...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Shining light on Facebooks AI strategy
 In a speech today at Web Summit, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer laid out a vision for the role artificial intelligence and machine learning will play in the company’s ambitionsto improve glo...
09:49 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Investors agree that enterprise startups are hot in China
 Enterprise startups may not be overtly sexy, but they are already commanding the attention of China’s top investors. That’s according to a collection of leading VCs who took to the s...
09:27 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Ruff wins TechCrunch Beijing 2016s startup competition
 The winner of TechCrunch Beijing’s 2016 startup competition is Ruff, a special Internet of Things development platform designed to let devs easily develop code in JavaScript to run on a va...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch London fintech startup Soldo launches multi-user spending account for families
 London fintech startup Soldo — founded by tech veteranCarlo Gualandri who previously helped create Italy’s first online bank — is launching a multi-user spending account. The c...
07:56 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch How South East Asias VC scene stacks up to Chinas VC scene
 Some VC firms have a global presence. But startup investment tends to be a very local activity. Gobi Partners’ Kay-Mok Ku, Convergence Ventures’ Adrian Li and Golden Gate Ventures...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Figuring out what comes after gene sequencing in China
 In recent years, a crop of companies have emerged that are using genomic sequencingto detect diseases in order to prevent the negative outcome of those diseases. It’s led to a budding ecos...
04:30 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch A investors journey to embracing marijuana legalization
 While the concept of using cannabis evoked the image of a pothead smoking out of a giant bong, I found the industry had evolved significantly. Licensed doctors can prescribe marijuana in liquid,...
04:30 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch An investors journey to embracing marijuana legalization
 While the concept of using cannabis evoked the image of a pothead smoking out of a giant bong, I found the industry had evolved significantly. Licensed doctors can prescribe marijuana in liquid,...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Chinas New Cybersecurity Laws
China has some new cybersecurity laws, starting in January 2017, Tesla will charge owners of new Teslas for Supercharger use if they drive more than 1,000 miles a year, Samsung leaks its AI plans for ...
03:51 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch GuavaPass, a ClassPass-like service for Asia and the Middle East, raises $5M
 ClassPass is having something of a tough time in the U.S., but that hasn’t stopped others elsewhere in the world from trying to make its model work. Read More ...
03:15 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Is LeEco really in trouble?
 Billionaire CEO Yueting Jia told employees in a letter last week that the company’s rapid growth was leading to stagnation and management problems at LeEco, and announced that he would inv...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Is thematic investing the future of venture capital?
 Over the last five years, the venture capital ecosystem has seen a significant rise in theme focused investment funds. SaaS funds, hardware funds and my latest guest’s focus, consumer fund...
02:09 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Oral arguments for who owns CRISPR-Cas9 start next month
 The date has been set for oral arguments to begin over who owns the patent rights to the gene-editing wonder CRISPR-Cas9. Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna and her colleague from the Max Planck I...
12:53 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Casey Neistats Beme launches Exit Poll, an app to share who you voted for and why
 Beme, the social media app founded by Casey Neistat, is getting involved in the election by launching an app called Exit Poll. The concept is simple: You download the app, tap who you are voting...
12:44 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch NXPs new autonomous driving products focus on safety, self-driving trucks
 NXP Semiconductor, which made headlines recently after entering into an agreement to be acquired by Qualcomm, unveiled a series of new products today that make it clear why they were a high-valu...
12:17 am GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Techcrunch Review: The NES Classic Edition and all 30 games on it
 Nintendo is courting nostalgia for the holidays this year, like pretty much every year — but the NES Classic Edition, a palm-size recreation of the original console with 30 games built-in,...
11:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tend.ai raises $2M for robot arms that operate multiple 3D printers and workshop machines
 Back in June, Tend.ai came out of stealth with its versatile system allowing a robot arm to tend to a dozen or more printers, laser cutters, and other modern workshop tools. Now the company has ...
11:16 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple picked up talent, tech from defunct music startup Omnifone in August
 As the racecontinues to pick up more subscribers for streaming music services, TechCrunch has learned that oneof the most prominentplayers in the field quietly picked up some talent and tech to ...
10:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook threatens LinkedIn with job opening features
 Facebook might muscle-in on LinkedIn’s recruiting business with ways for business Pages to promote job listings. The new Jobs features could give companies another reason to drive traffic ...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Oryx nano antennas allow autonomous cars to see farther, better
 Oryx Vision has created a “coherent optical radar system,” according to CEO Rani Wellingstein, that improves the depth perception of autonomous vehicles. The Israel-based company has...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Why its so hard to create unbiased artificial intelligence
 As AI and machine learning mature and manifest their potential to take on complicated tasks, we’ve become somewhat expectant that robots can succeed where humans have failed — namely...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Inside an Apple smart home
 Ever since I saw Disney’s Smart House in 1999, I’ve dreamed of a home that cleans itself and cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’re not there yet, but Apple’s HomeKit a...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter still might save Vine by selling it
 Vine may survive after all. Twitter is currently vetting multiple term sheets from companies offering to buy Vine, and hopes to make a deal soon, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. After announci...
09:18 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Stealth Uber competitor Zoox valued at $1.5 billion
 The race for self-driving autos is heating up and now undercover startup Zoox is fetching a value of $1.5 billion, before unveiling their first product. TechCrunch has confirmed that the company...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch New Relic extends monitoring to containers and micro service environments
 Monitoring used to be a relatively simple matter. Most companies had a fixed number of applications to monitor. These were usually delivered on the web and livedfor a number of years on a fairly...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch New Pokemon just appeared in Pokemon GOs code
 Within days of Pokemon Go’s launch, the fans made it clear: they wanted more Pokmon in the game.Maybe they’d already caught everything around them. Maybe their favorite just wasnR...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch New Pokmon just appeared in Pokmon GOs code
 Within days of Pokmon GO’s launch, the fans made it clear: They wanted more Pokmon in the game. Maybe they’d already caught everything around them. Maybe their favorite just wasnR...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Confirmed: Periscope Data raises $25 million from Bessemer Venture Partners
 Periscope Data, the company that helps data scientists quickly turn their findings into easily digestible visualizations, has confirmed the raise of $25 million in Series B funding.We originally...
08:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch With a fresh $2 million Simple Contacts looks to cut refill costs for lenses
 Simple Contacts, a new startup launched by a former Techstars entrepreneur in residence and the co-founder of the 3-D printing startup Sols, is looking to make the process of refilling contacts ...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch CaribShopper partners with MallForAfrica.com as part of an expanding retail network
 Taking a model that’s worked well in Africa, CaribShopperlaunched earlier this yearwith a service that lets shoppers across the island nations of the Caribbean shop online at U.S. stores a...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Stripe launches Works With Stripe, a directory of apps that integrate with its payments
 Stripe, the company that competes against the likes of PayPal by lettingbusinesses addpayment services into their apps and websites with a few lines of code, is today launching anew directorytha...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch HPs Spectre x360 is an ultrabook winner with a convertible approach
 Truth be told, I don’t really use convertible laptops. I’ve used many, but the whole articulating hinge idea never resonated with me. However, it is a cool concept and, if done corre...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch 3D-printed satellite launcher heads to ISS with blessing of Chris Hadfield and Grant Imahara
 If you could print something out aboard the International Space Station, what would it be? That was the question posed to engineers and enthusiasts in the ISS Design Competition, and the winner ...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Lumas WiFi system gets Alexa integration
 It was really just a matter of time before WiFi startup Luma added Alexa functionality to its bag of tricks. After all, the hardware startup counts Amazon as among its biggest backers – an...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch This crazy $30,000 drone gives your 360 video wings
 One problem with 360 videos is that you usually see a tripod or a hand holding the camera. One exception is the throwable Panono camera, but obviously you’re limited to how long you can ke...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Vevo now lets users turn music video clips into GIFs
 Vevo, YouTube’s biggest competitor when it comes to music videos, has today unveiled a new tool that lets users create GIFs from Vevo’s massive video library. With more than 230,000 ...
06:58 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Aurora is a set of connectable, color-changing LED wall panels
 Looking for a piece of wall art that doubles as lighting for your home? You’re in luck. Aurora, launched by Canadian smart-lighting startup Nanoleaf, is a set of smart LED panels designed ...
06:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch With 12K engineers screened, Triplebyte says its skills-based recruiting platform is working
 Triplebyte is offering companies a different way to hire engineers — as co-founder and CEO Harj Taggar put it, the goal is “ignoring the rsum.” Todaythe company announced that ...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Scottish Equity Partners just raised one Europes biggest funds this year
 Scottish Equity Partners(SEP), a 25-year-old, growth-stage venture capital firm, has closed on 260 million ($322 million) in commitments for its fifth fund, in one of the largest capital raises ...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Scottish Equity Partners just raised one of Europes biggest funds this year
 Scottish Equity Partners(SEP), a 25-year-old, growth-stage venture capital firm, has closed on 260 million ($322 million) in commitments for its fifth fund, in one of the largest capital raises ...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tailor Brands raises $4M to have robots design logos for you
 For the most part, apps like Prismadepend on curated training sets to impersonate style and apply it to a new context. While this may signal that machine creativity is dead on arrival, we should...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Google will display election results as soon as polls close
 Google has been highly involved with connecting U.S. voters to timely information throughout this election cycle, by offering everything from voter registration assistance to polling place infor...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Google brings Android Auto to the phone
 Earlier this year, Google announced its plans to bring Android Auto, its phone-centric in-car infotainment platform, “to every car” by launching it as a stand-alone Android app, too....
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Signal app-maker rebuts criticism of dev direction by calling for more community help
 Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Open Whisper Systems (OWS), the not-for-profit software group behind the respected Signal Protocol crypto (and the eponymous Signal secure messaging app) has respon...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft open sources its Azure Container Service Engine and launches deeper Kubernetes integration
 The open source Kubernetes container management project isprobably the most popular of the various competing container management services available today. The Cloud Native Compute Foundation, w...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube rolls out support for HDR videos
 Video quality on YouTube is getting an upgrade today, with the launch of HDR support across the video-sharing site. HDR offers improved picture quality with higher contrast, which means you̵...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tech companies dont want to talk about the lack of disability diversity reporting
 The questions — which I put to Intel, Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Google, and Salesforce — were pretty straightforward. I simply wanted to know why none of the major technology ...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch PetSmart takes on Amazon with launch of same-day delivery and subscriptions
 With more online shoppers turning to sites like Amazon, traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have had to step up their competition on the e-commerce front – including by offering faster ...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Google quietly shutters standalone Google Showtimes movie site
 It looks like the last picture show for one of Google’s efforts at expanding into more detailed vertical search pages. Without much notice, thesearch giant has closed downits standalone mo...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla to charge new owners for Supercharger use after around 1K miles
 Tesla’s network of Superchargers have so far offered free, unlimited use to drivers of Tesla vehicles, but that was never going to last forever. Tesla announced upcoming changes to the Sup...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Gmails iOS app gets a familiar new look, improved search and undo send
 Gmail users on iOS – if you haven’t downloaded it yet, there’s likely a new version of Gmail waiting in your queue. Google’s near ubiquitous electronic mail application i...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch WhatsApp adds GIF support in iOS app
 Amid increased competition from Apple’s iMessage, Snapchat, and Google’s new entry Allo, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has now rolled out support for sharing GIFs in its messaging applicat...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung is building its own AI assistant for the Galaxy S8
 Samsung needs something big next year. And not necessarily big in the sense of a giant screen. After all, it’s precisely that line that put the company in its current position, up against ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Blippar launches self-service suite of tools so developers can build their own AR
 Blippar, the company that has brought a full augmented reality experience to a smartphone near you, has today announced the launch of its self-service suite of tools. This is the first time that...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch MyHeritage launches DNA testing service to help you uncover your familys history
 The popular online genealogy service MyHeritage today announced the launch of its MyHeritage DNA service for helping its users uncover more about their family’s history and ethnicity. User...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch FCC ushers in a troublesome new world for online privacy
 Along party lines, the FCC voted to impose limitations on Internet service providers’ use of web browsing information disregarding the sensitivity of the information in a way that differs ...
10:35 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Opera Max update adds privacy tools but annoys some users
 Opera has rolled outa set ofprivacy featuresto its data-saving proxy for Android,Opera Max.It’s now billing itas a “data management and privacy app”. The companypreviewed thene...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Alibabas Trojan Horse for Southeast Asia
 Elsewhere, startup founders and VCs high-fived each other as the move put the region on the global map and they hoped it would lead to more funding and exits in the future. However, everyone has...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Firebase developer platform gets better analytics, crash reporting and more
 Google today launched the first major update to its Firebase backend-as-a-service platformsince it first announced its plans to turn the service into its unified platform for developers six mont...
09:35 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch GoOpti, a ride-sharing app for European shuttle bus services, raises 3.4M funding
 GoOpti might be described as an Uber (or UberPOOL) for independent shuttle bus providers. It connects travellers from smaller European cities who want to travel to or from larger city airport hu...
09:35 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch GoOpti, a ride-sharing platform for European shuttle bus services, raises 4.4M funding
 GoOpti might be described as an Uber (or UberPOOL) for independent shuttle bus providers. It connects travellers from smaller European cities who want to travel to or from larger city airport hu...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Freespee secures 9.25M Series B to help companies manage conversations with customers
 Freespee, which these days calls itself a “real-time conversation cloud technology company,” has raised 9.25 million in Series B funding. French venture capital firm Ventech led the ...
08:57 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch iRobot says 20 percent of the worlds vacuums are now robots
 Robot vacuums may have once seemed an eccentricity, but they now represent a non-trivial portion of the overall vacuum market – 20 percent worldwide, according to iRobot CEO and co-founder...
05:02 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Chinas new cybersecurity law is bad news for business
 The regulation would require instant messaging services and other internet companies to require users to register with their real names and personal information, and to censor content that is &#...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Not every service needs to be an on-demand service
 In recent months, we’ve seen several well-funded startups with strong teams either going through layoffs or shutting down entirely. The natural question to ask is why?The short answer is t...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch WTF is CRISPR?
 Say you’ve inherited a rare genetic mutation that guarantees you’ll get a certain form of cancer by the time you reach 50 years of age. And that this is most likely how you are going...
03:35 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Sinovation Ventures Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is betting big on artificial intelligence
 Given that Sinovation Ventures founder Dr. Kai-Fu Lee has around 50 million followers on Chinese social networks, he has become an oracle when it comes to predicting the future of tech in China....
03:27 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Why iRobots Colin Angle thinks the smart home starts with a robot vacuum
 Robots — and the smart home in general — area hot topic, and it’s one where an enormous amount of investment is happening right now. There are many companies like Nest and Ring...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch The unintended ways self-driving cars will change our lives
 Six years ago, Google raised a lot of eyebrows when it announced it was developing a self-driving car. At the time, very few people took the technology seriously. However, things have been geari...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Why the Department of Transportations self-driving car guidelines arent enough
 Ford, GM, Toyota and VW are just a handful of the car manufacturers planning to put self-driving cars on the road in the next five years. If you ask Uber or Tesla, they might say driverless cars...
12:53 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch The new 64-bit Orange Pi is a quad-core computer for $20
 Need a teeny tiny computer that can run Android or Linux? Only have $20? Well you’re in luck. When we first met the Orange Pi (get it?) the company was selling a nice Raspberry Pi clone fo...
12:11 am GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Techcrunch Listen to cartoonist Ruben Bolling talk about Trump, art, and cartooning
 I’m a really lucky guy. In the course of this work I get to talk to a lot of my personal heroes and my favorite so far has been Ruben Bolling aka the creator of Tom the Dancing Bug. Bollin...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 6, 2016
Techcrunch Would you let an algorithm choose the next U.S. president?
 Imagine a typical day in 2020: You read the news and realize the presidential election is coming up. Based on a predicted model that takes into account your previously expressed views and data o...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 6, 2016
Techcrunch What Teslas new Gigafactory means for electric vehicles
 Tesla’s new Gigafactory opened at the end of July, with much excitement from both the media and the general public. Only 14 percent of the massive structure has been built, with the rest o...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, November 6, 2016
Techcrunch What you need to know about startup boards
 Every company has a board of directors — but few founders and entrepreneurs give the matter of board composition much thought. We’d like to offer some advice to founders and CEOs see...
11:18 pm GMT - Sat, November 5, 2016
Techcrunch WhatsApp is testing a clone of Snapchat Stories, called Status
 Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is experimenting with a new Status feature that lets users share mood-setting pictures and videos overlaid with other custom elements such as emoji, with th...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 5, 2016
Techcrunch How to facilitate the path to brownfield IoT development
 As the Internet of Things evolves toward becoming one of the fastest expanding sectors in the tech industry, a lot of focus is being given to greenfield development, the process of creating new ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 5, 2016
Techcrunch Five principles for building the next great video platform
 Video is eating the internet. It accounts for nearly 75 percent of internet traffic, with Americans consuming more than an hour of online videos each day — more than three times as much as...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 5, 2016
Techcrunch Welcome to the hardtech era
 Good news, my friends! The day we have all ostentatiously longed for has arrived. I come to announce that the days of sugar water are over. The era of SoLoMo photo apps, messaging copycats, new ...
05:30 am GMT - Sat, November 5, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger is testing Instant Games like this one from King
 Facebook Messenger is preparing to launch a new “Instant Games” platform that will let people play lightweight games against friends. Candy Crush maker King.com is already testing on...
03:10 am GMT - Sat, November 5, 2016
Techcrunch Pokemon GO finally gets a new Pokemon tracker in select places outside San Francisco
 Remember when Pokemon GO got a new system for finding nearby Pokemon (to replace the one that’d broke almost immediately after launch) but it worked pretty much exclusively in San Francis...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, November 5, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Facebooks Election Hub
Google Capital has rebranded to CapitalG, Facebook hub gives its election hub top billing in hopes of making you a more informed voter, Wish is rumored to be raising $500 million, Lucas Matney was rea...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Google and Blizzard team up on a Starcraft made just for AIs
 AIs have more or less mastered chess, Go, and a number of other highly cerebral games — how will they do on something like StarCraft II, which combines high-level strategy with the need fo...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Are smart cities just a utopian fantasy?
 When cities are designed and deployed as a single unit, they don’t carry the cultural vibrancy of a city built organically in response to the needs and desires of its denizens. The pieceme...
09:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch The Happy Home Company shuts down, team members move to Google
 The Happy Home Company is the latest home services startup to call it quits. The company was founded by Doug Ludlow, who sold his previous startup, Hipster, to AOL (which also owns TechCrunch). ...
09:27 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung will release a software update to stop unreturned Note 7s from charging above 60%
 This morning Samsung announced that it was issuing a voluntary recall to address some 700-plus reports of malfunctioning top-loading washing machines, including one very unfortunate case of a br...
09:26 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Teslas solar roof, Facebooks killer Q3 and new emoji
 This week, Facebook’s Trending Topics system was notably late to a huge social media protest, Elon Musk announced new solar roof panels that the company hopes will change how we consume el...
09:22 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Finally, at long last, someone hacked Amazons Alexa into one of those singing fish
 Do you, like many others, wake up each morning, gaze upon your Amazon Echo, and think “Damn it, Echo. Instead of a shiny cylinder, why can’t you be a singing fish?”Good news, f...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Google Capital changes its name to CapitalG (Update: and quietly confirms it invested in Snapchat)
 And the post-Alphabet Google rebranding continues. Google Capital — the company’s venture arm that focuses on growth-stage companies (read: those that have proven their idea and are ...
08:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch PR analytics startup TrendKite raises $16.3M
 TrendKite announced today that it has raised $16.3 million in Series D funding. The company says it helps businessesunderstand the impact of their news coverage and public relations strategy ...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Periscope Data pulls in $25 million in Series B
 Periscope Data, the company that lets data scientists quickly build customized, highly detailed visualizations of their data, has signed the term sheet on a ~$25 million funding round, according...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and Lyft try to get out the vote
 Sure, for many of us next Wednesday can’t get here soon enough to finally put an end to this multi-year election cycle, but before that day arrives, it’s time for some civic duty. Ub...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Winning the race to the digital economy by cracking the code on the gender gap
 We are faced with a huge gender imbalance in technology that is only getting worse. Today, just 24 percent of the U.S. computing workforce is female. New research from Accenture and Girls Who Co...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Apple provides a soft(er) landing for MacBook Pro buyers with deep discounts on peripherals and dongles
 Apple is addressing the sudden and wide inexplicable fear of dongles driven by the MacBook Pro’s USB-C only approach with a store-wide discount on adapters. The price cut applies to a bunc...
06:35 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook will test ads on Apple TV and Roku
 Facebook’s ad ambitions are expanding to encompass Internet-connected TVs — it will be conducting a test of its ad network on Apple TV and Roku next week. Other online ad companies (...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch The Powerbeats3 bring some nice upgrades for iPhone owners
 The Powerbeats3 don’t look all that different from their predecessors. There are a few tweaks here and there, mostly aimed at getting them to fit better. The primary distinction is tucked ...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch The Here One smart earbuds are the coolest gadget Ive tried in a while
 I spend most of my dayschatting with virtual/augmented reality companies, so the world of Black Mirror always seems a bit more imminentthan it perhaps is. That being said, the future felt fright...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Tribeca Enterprises brings VR to the Westfield World Trade Center
 Visitors to the Westfield World Trade Center (the recently opened mall below the World Trade Center) will be able to get a hands-on virtual reality experience this month— an experience cur...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Turkey blocks social media again to stall protests heres how to access them
 Turkey has once again blocked access to social media in an apparent effort to keep a lid on protests; many in the capital and elsewhere are demonstrating following the arrest of a number of oppo...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Turkey blocks social media sites again to stall protests heres how to access them
 Turkey has once again blocked access to social media in an apparent effort to keep a lid on protests; many in the capital and elsewhere are demonstrating following the arrest of a number of oppo...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Cannabis investor Privateer Holdings tacks on another $40 million in funding
 In just five days, nine states will vote on marijuana legalization measures, so it’s perhaps not a surprise that the five-year-old, Seattle-based marijuana private equity investor Privatee...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Whats next for smart glasses?
 There’s a revolution brewing in eyewear technology. Snapchat recently announced their brand new wearable called Spectacles. It’s about what you would expect from Snapchat glasses, wo...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Early-bird Disrupt London ticket sales extended by one month
 Don’t say we don’t ever give you anything, European startup fans! While early-bird ticket sales were originally scheduled to end today, we’ve decided to give you anextra montht...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook gives its Election 2016 hub top billing by pinning it to your Favorites
 Facebook is making it easier for users to find voting guides, registration info, news video, and other Election Day planning tools with the addition of a new “Election 2016” shortcut...
04:14 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Now its Periscope cloning Snapchat with augmented selfie masks
 Periscope is following Snapchat and Facebook’s lead by creating its own animated augmented reality selfie masks. The first ones can make you look like Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, and ...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Sunflower Labs raises $2.1 million to build a flying home security system
 Broadband at home, motion sensors and high definition video cameras led to a renaissance in home security systems over the past decade. But big problems remain in residential security, says Alex...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Sony shares a list of 39 titles that will be optimized for the PS4 Pro at launch
 Next Thursday is PS4 Pro day. Announced two months ago at an event in New York, the souped up version of Sony’s console has been designed with 4K and high dynamic range gaming in mind, fea...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Wish is reportedly raising $500 million
 Wish, a San Francisco-based company whose e-commerce mobile appthat’s taken off in the U.S. and Europe by making it easy to buy everything from slippers to jackets to cosmetic brushesfor r...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch The NFL is launching a virtual reality series on YouTube & Daydream
 The NFL and Google announced this week they’re teaming up on an exclusive virtual reality series that will give viewers a behind-the-scenes looking into NFL life – from “player...
02:19 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung is cutting the Note 7s access to mobile networks in New Zealand
 No one can claim there hasn’t been ample warning. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 saga dragged out over multiple months, encompassing two recalls, several travel bans and then, ultimately, the u...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Country Music Awards give Nashville startup HURDL a time to shine
 The Country Music Awards were broadcast live on Tuesday night, but the stars of the country music world weren’t the only things shining during theshow. A small Nashville-based startup, HUR...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch CMA Awards give Nashville startup HURDL a time to shine
 The Country Music Association Awards were broadcast live on Tuesday night, but the stars of the country music world weren’t the only things shining during theshow. A small Nashville-based ...
01:26 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Today is the last day to nominate your favorite startup, founder and technology for a Crunchie!
This is it, friends. Today is the last day for Crunchies nominations. You have until the end of the day to submit who and what you think deserves a Crunchie. We’re looking for the input of the t...
01:16 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung recalls washing machines over injury reports from malfunctioning units
 Just when Samsung looked ready to put the last few months behind it to focus on its next step, there’s more bad news from the malfunctioning products department. Less than a month after of...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft brings back the traveling salesman with new WeWork partnership
 WeWork has long been a place for small startups and solo entrepreneurs to grab a desk and get to work, all with the flexibility of month-to-month payment. But today has signed on a rather huge c...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Google brings RCS, the next-gen upgrade to SMS, to Android phones on Sprint
 As promised earlier this year, Google is bringing RCS –Rich Communications Service, an upgrade to the SMS standard – to Android devices. Its first carrier partner on the initiative i...
11:27 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch DJI Mavic Pro: 0, Birdhouse: 1
 Our DJI Mavic Pro review will be delayed a bit. Stay tuned. Read More ...
11:10 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch How peer-to-peer payment app Cookies imploded
 Only a couple of months after the official launch, German startup Cookies announced on its blog that it is filing for bankruptcy. According to the blog post and discussions I had with multiple s...
10:57 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Come see Boston Dynamics and its robots stomp on the Disrupt London stage
 If artificial intelligence will inevitably bea central part ofhow we will interact with machines and services in the future, then learningmore about who is developing these new AIsystems —...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Today is the last day to save 250 on Disrupt London tickets
 Alright, startup fans, you’ve procrastinated long enough. If you somehow haven’t yet gotten your tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe, today is the day to do it. Today is th...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Invoice financing marketplace Arex picks up 3M backing
 Arex, a startup that is taking a marketplace approach to invoice financing for SMBs, thus helping creating another asset class for investors, has picked up 3 million in backing. Leading the roun...
07:43 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Indus, the startup building an Android OS for India, targets deals with Chinese OEMs
 Indus, the startupdeveloping a localized version of Android for India, is now going after international OEMs after it clinched a deal that willlocal giant Intex sell smartphones powered by its o...
07:02 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Report: Smartwatch sales arent falling shipments increased 60% year-on-year
 Are smartwatch sales tanking? Analysts are divided. A recent IDC report suggested the total shipment of smartwatches had plummeted by 50 percent in the last year, but this week rival analyst fir...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Keen Venture Partners is a new European VC firm founded by ex-BT CEO
 Europe gets another new VC today with the official outing of London and Amsterdam-based Keen Venture Partners, which plans to invest in European companies with “breakaway momentum,” ...
04:01 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch How Yo inspired the Jonas Brothers to create apps
 Remember that silly app, Yo, where you could ping someone with just a tap? Well, Kevin Jonas does. At the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York, the Jonas brothers talked about why they a...
03:25 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | GoPro Seriously Botches Earnings
GoPro’s earnings report is pretty bad, Yelp to lay off 4% of workforce, YouTube upgrades its comments system, Ford has ideas for last-mile tech and the Obama administration looks to create 48 na...
01:32 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch New HTC Vive headset with enhanced design factor, performance is on the way
 After only having been on sale for a few months, HTC may be gearing up to show off an updated model of their Vive virtual reality headset. In a discussion regardingthe company’s future vir...
01:32 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch New HTC Vive headsets with enhanced design factor, performance are on the way
 Update 9:21PM PT: An HTC spokesperson has reached out to TechCrunch specifyingthat “any Vive hardware upgrades at arcades are related to the current business edition Vive hardware or innov...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Techcrunch Why a design mindset matters
 Engineers become engineers because they like to figure out how things fit together, literally and figuratively. This is not always entirely true, but usually. The lines are blurring between trad...
10:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the full series of The Down Round
 Silicon Valley is like no other place in the world right now. The Bay Area has been booming with ideas and innovation for the past decade. But in 2016, the IPO market wilted and unicorns suddenl...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Arcadia Power launches a solar energy service for renters across the U.S.
 The renewable energy services company Arcadia Power has just launched a new product that allows renters across the U.S. to buy renewable energy. It’s a significant step forward for the ren...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch On-demand birth control delivery startup Nurx raises $5.3 million from Union Square Ventures
 Out of the pill? Nurx is a web platform delivering birth control in less than a couple of hours, and it just raised $3.5 million in Series A financing from Union Square Ventures.The startup laun...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Planetary Resources mines Luxembourg for $28M in asteroid-hunting funds
 The aspiring asteroid miners at Planetary Resources have struck pay dirt in Luxembourg, the tiny (but wealthy) European country positioning itself as an ally to commercial space. The country is ...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Adobes Project VoCo lets you edit speech as easily as text
 Adobe today showed off a new experimental tool, Project VoCo, at its annual MAX conference in San Diego. Project VoCo lets you edit speech as easily as text — and you can’t just edit...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e soothes range anxiety
 The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e plug-in hybrid sedan is not a Tesla fighter. It’s not even much of a Chevy Volt fighter. It is a very comfortable, very refined plug-in-hybrid mid-range Merced...
08:35 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Apartment List raises $30 million to find you a home
 There’s no shortage of competition in the housing space, but Apartment List is making a dent in rentals. With over 5% of America’s listings already on the site, the startup is raisin...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro shows its vulnerability after horrific Q3 earnings
 Expectations were incredibly low for GoPro this go around and yet somehow the companymanaged to out do even analyst’s worst fears. The company’s stock trading washalted prior to rele...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Marketing and optimization startup Zarget raises $6M
 Zarget announced yesterday that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Co-founder and CEO Arvind Parthiban said Zarget’s goal is to build a full suite of products for small business...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch The ransomware dilemma
 More than 90 percent of all phishing emails are now ransomware. The average amount paid via ransomware has grown from $40 in 2009 to $1,000 in 2016. This amount will grow even faster as ransomwa...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Underrepresented founders: Apply now for Include Office Hours with NEA
 TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening in SF on November 15th! Vanessa Larco, Pete Sonsini and Rick Yang of NEAwill join TechCrunch to provide advice and feedback to startups. Launched in...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Inside Intels race to build a new reality
 In many ways, virtual reality is still a moonshot. The$2 billion acquisitionof Oculusby Facebook in 2014 lent the neo-futurist hobby a decidedly shortenedtimeline forconsumer adoption. To the te...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch In Labdoor, Floodgate sees an e-commerce giant in disguise
 Fish oil. Protein shakes. Vitamin D pills. The packages look alike. Does it matter which you buy? It certainly does,according to Labdoor, a four-year-old, South San Francisco-based startup that ...
06:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook video pays off
 Mark Zuckerberg’s drive to “put video first” is also putting money in Facebook’s pockets. The more organic videos Facebook users watch, the more high-priced video ads Fac...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons private label brands are killing it, says new report
 Amazon’s investment in its own private label products has been paying off, according to a new report out today. The retailer now competes with vendors via its own products in over a dozen ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons private label brands are taking over market share
 Amazon’s investment in its own private label products has been paying off, according to a new report out today. The retailer now competes with vendors via its own products in over a dozen ...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Sen. Al Franken asks Uber and Lyft about alleged racial discrimination against passengers
 Senator Al Franken has some questions for Uber and Lyft about racial discrimination following the recently-released study that says some of those companies’ respective drivers racially dis...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Google formally rebuts EU antitrust charges against Shopping, AdSense
 Google has now formally responded to two antitrust charges brought against it by Europe’s Competition Commission, rebutting charges of exploiting the popularity of its search engine to boo...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch CoreOS introduces Operators to streamline Kubernetes container management
 CoreOS introduced a new container management concept today known as Operators, which they say will advance the Kubernetes project by offering more automated container management. What’s mo...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs big Gear S3 smartwatch arrives November 18
 Been a while since we’ve heard much about the Gear S3. Since it was first shown off back in August at IFA, Apple has announced and released their own new offering and, of course, Samsung&#...
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch PlushCare nabs $8M Series A to prove telehealth can go mainstream
 Today, PlushCare, a telehealth service, is announcing an $8 million Series A led by GGV Capital with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Exponent. Telehealth is anything but new,T...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Gfresh raises $20 million to transform the way seafood is bought and sold
 Seafood consumption is soaring in China, along with increases in average disposable income there. But live, edible fish and shellfish are challenging to buy, sell and transport across borders wi...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Vimeo will launch a consumer-facing subscription video service
 Vimeo is preparing to take on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others with the launch of its own consumer-facing subscription service, the IAC-owned company announced on Wednesday as part of its ear...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Vimeo is launching a consumer-facing subscription video service
 Vimeo is preparing to take on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others with the launch of its own consumer-facing subscription service, the IAC-owned company announced on Wednesday as part of its ear...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch
 Intel has made another acquisition to built out its virtual reality strategy and business: the chip giant has acquired a startup called VOKE, whichspecialises in immersive sports video experienc...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Intel acquires Voke VR as it moves into immersive sports tech
 Intel has made another acquisition to build out its virtual reality strategy and business: the chip giant has acquired a startup called VOKE, whichspecialises in immersive sports video experienc...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube upgrades its comments system to give creators more control
 YouTube today is rolling out an upgrade to its comments system, with the goal of putting creators more in control of which comments get featured in the feed, as well as the ability to better int...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Yelp lays off 175 in sales and marketing as it retrenches internationally
 Yesterday, when local ratings and reviews siteYelpposted strong quarterly earningswith a surprise profit of $2.1 million, it also slipped in the news that it plans to lay off 175 people, or four...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch How Yo inspired the Jonas Brothers to create apps
 Remember that silly app, Yo, where you could ping someone with just a tap? Well, Kevin Jonas does. At the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York, the Jonas brothers talked about why they a...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Kohls will now sell the Apple Watch in select stores
 In a bid to juice declining sales, department store Kohl’s will begin selling the Apple Watch in 400 of its 1,100 stores starting on November 15th, according to a new report from Fortune. ...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch ObEN nabs $7.7M Series A as it looks to build a more human VR avatar
 When you’re in virtual reality and start associating your limb and head movements with your onscreen avatar, that digital recreation really becomes an extension of who you are. ObEN is a s...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Mio fitness bands criticized for privacy failings
 Several of the most popular fitness wearable makers have been criticized for having obscure and asymmetrical terms and conditions that impinge on Europeans’ consumer and privacy rights. Re...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Motorola partners with Indiegogo to try to jumpstart Moto Mod development
 The Moto Z is an ambitious and impressive device in and of itself, but its success will, in no small part, ultimately be dependent on accessories. In much the same way a gaming console’s h...
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Nykos already got a wireless controller for the NES Classic
 The NES Classic Edition is still a work or so away from release, but, like clockwork, Nyko’s already got a pair of peripherals for the eagerly awaited piece of nostalgia overload, both add...
01:56 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Huawei goes over-the-top with a Porsche Design version of its Mate 9
 As touched on in this morning’s hands-on, the Mate 9 is a big phone in just about every way imaginable. But just in case, Huawei’s taking things a step further. The company that brou...
01:32 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit shares tank 29 percent as holiday sales look bleak
 Fitbit is going to have a rough holiday season as the company shared a disappointing outlook for the next quarter on yesterday’s earnings call. As a result, Fitbit shares (NYSE:FIT) opened...
01:31 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch U.S. aims to create 48 national EV charging corridors, across 25K miles of highway
 The Obama administration announced on Thursday that it will create 48 national charging corridors for electric vehicles, covering off 25,000 miles of U.S. highways running through 35 states. The...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Huaweis Mate 9 has a 5.9-inch display, a giant battery and is coming to the States, eventually
 The Mate 9 is big in more respects that one, including a massive display that that dwarfs the Pixel, iPhone 7 Plus and even the dearly departed Galaxy Note 7. It’s a massive 5.9 inches, wh...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Huaweis Fit is a no-frills activity tracker
 The Huawei Fit isn’t fancy. The company’s leaving the luxury/weirdness for its smartwatch line, allbedazzledwith over-the-top names Elegant and Jewel. Sure, the new fitness wearable ...
01:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Mic launches a news app that you might never need to open
 With its latest app, millennial-focused publisher Mic said it’s hoping to give you a full newsreading experience from your iPhone lockscreen. The app is an updatedversion of the MicCheck a...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Ford last mile concepts include a rolling cargo pad and a folding e-trike
 Ford held an internal contest for employees to come up with innovative solutions for covering the last mile, that instance between car and store, for instance, or wherever a driver has to get ou...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch HTC set to bring VR to thousands of arcades in Asia by end of 2017
 Arcades haven’t really been popular in the States since the 90s. As gaming consoles have gotten cheaper, it just became a lot easier for people to have advanced gaming experiences without ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Google Home brings Googles smarts to your living room
 Google Home is an interesting product to review. In a way, it’s just an internet-connected microphone and speaker array that draws all of its smarts from thecloud. On the other hand, it...
12:51 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch DJI now says early Mavic Pro orders should be processed in seven to eight weeks
 DJI today issued a statement apologizing and detailing shipping details for the Mavic Pro. The company now says it “will do our best” to clear Mavic Pro orders received before Novemb...
10:05 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Learn to code startup pi-top pulls in $4.3M to fund a global edtech push
 London-based computing and learn-to-code startup pi-top has closed a 3.5million ($4.3M) Series A round of funding, led by Hambro Perks and with Committed Capital also participating. Read More ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Hollar snags another $30 million for its fast-growing dollar store app
 Hollar,a startup offering dollar store-like finds in the form of a mobile app, has raised another $30 million to continue to grow its business.The new Series B round of funding was led byKleiner...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Relay Ventures has a fresh $150 million to invest
 Relay Ventures,a10-year-old, Toronto- andMenlo Park, Ca.-based early-stage venture firm, has closed its thirdfund with $150 million in commitments. It had closed its previous fund with the same ...
09:39 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Bud is a UK startup that wants to re-bundle all of your fintech apps into one fintech app
 Just-launched Bud is a web and mobile app that aims to make a ton of different financial services accessible from a single interface. Read More ...
09:22 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch How will Brexit affect UK startups? Find out at TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6, so pretty soon! It will be the place to come talk about new technology, your startup, other startups, everyone’s startups! Grab tickets her...
08:59 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Rocket Internets Foodpanda sells Russian takeout business to Mail.Ru for $100M
 Rocket Internet-backed food delivery business Foodpanda is divesting yet more of its international holdings. Today the company announced that it would sell Russian Delivery Club, its operations ...
08:40 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Join Kaifu Lee and other top speakers at TechCrunch Beijing next week, November 7-8
 TechCrunch is excited to return to Beijing next week to host our latest event on Chinese soil with some top, top guests in tow. The event takes place 7-8 November at the Beijing Institute of Fas...
08:17 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Afrostream launches its video streaming service in 24 new countries
 As the name suggests, Afrostream is like Netflix for African, African-American, and Caribbean films and series. Backed by Y Combinator, the service is launching in many different countries today...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Next-gen Ford driver assist includes auto backup braking, evasive steering help
 Ford is detailing new features coming to its driver assist system, with a timeframe for arrival in new vehicles within the next two years. The new additions include the ability to detect people ...
05:33 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Boosted Board owners told to stop riding while the company investigates venting batteries
 It hasn’t been a great year for batteries. Boosted Board CEO and founder Sanjay Dastoor just posted a notice asking owners of its newest electric longboard to stop riding them while the co...
05:30 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Gousto, the UK cook-at-home recipe kit service, serves up further 10M in funding
 Gousto, the U.K. cook-at-home recipe kit service that competes most directly with Rocket Internet’s HelloFresh, has raised a further 10 million in funding. Backing comes from BGF Ventures,...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter loses another exec in Asia this time its head of India and Southeast Asia
 When it rains, it pours. That’s the case right now for Twitter’s business in Asia after a third senior executive announced their departure from the company. Read More ...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Harnessing mobile technologies will help the next generation vote
 With one of the most controversial and important presidential elections in our country’s history –- of which issues important to diverse communities are especially front and center &...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch To IP or not to IP, that is the question
 The rise and fall of Pokmon GO begs us to ask many questions regarding how to launch a game to position it for success. One specific question it raises is whether branded intellectual property i...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch DJI sends invites for November 15 event, Inspire 2 likely to debut
 It seems DJI is about to announce the next generation of the Inspire drone. The company recently sent invites for a November 15 event in LA with the tagline of Control / Create, clearly a nod to...
12:01 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe previews its next-gen photo editor
 At its MAX conference, Adobe today previewedProject Nimbus, a new cloud-native, Lightroom-like photo editor that takes away a lot of the complexity of Adobe’s flagship photo-managing and e...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Techcrunch Self-healing electric ink refuses to die when cut
 Some clever researchers — perhaps too clever — have created a printable, self-healing, conductive material that repeatedly fixes itself after being snipped in half. Perhaps this will...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch The Muse cofounders are writing a book about the new rules of work
 Kathryn Minshew and AlexCavoulacosare proud of their careers, and no wonder.They’re cofounders of the New York-based career site The Muse, whichoffers job opportunities, skill-building cou...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch The Muse co-founders are writing a book about the new rules of work
 Kathryn Minshew and AlexCavoulacosare proud of their careers, and no wonder.They’re co-founders of the New York-based career site The Muse, whichoffers job opportunities, skill-building co...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Elgato intros a standalone motion detector for Apple HomeKit
 Setting up a connected home is a piecemeal proposition at the moment. Apple, Google and Amazon all working to push out their respective frameworks as quickly as humanly possible, but for the tim...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Blocking ad blockers boosted Facebooks desktop ad revenue 18%
 Facebook’s recent workaround for Adblock Plus and other ad blockers is already earning it money. On today’s blockbuster Q3 earnings call, the company said desktop ad revenue grew 18 ...
09:49 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Phil Schiller justifies the compromises of the MacBook Pro
 In an interview with The Independent, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller looked back at last week’s Apple event and justified some of the decisions behind the new MacBo...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook has connected 40M people with Internet.org
 0.5% percent of the world population is now connected to the Internet thanks to Facebook’s accessibility initiatives. Today on Facebook’s blockbuster Q3 earnings call, Mark Zuckerber...
09:23 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch New MacBook Pro, the great dongling and Windows notebooks: TCBC 8 with Stefan Etienne
 Hardware reporter and reviewer Stefan Etienne joins me this week to share first-person impressions of the new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, and we discuss ports – or the lack thereof. I...
09:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Dell is making a dual-screen Surface Studio-like device, and it even has a dial
 Microsoft impressed a lot of people last week with its announcement of the Surface Studio, a desktop-tablet hybrid with a clever and elegant dial interface. Apparently Dell has been thinking alo...
09:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Dell takes on Surface Studio with its dual-screen Smart Desk concept it even has a dial
 Microsoft impressed a lot of people last week with its announcement of the Surface Studio, a desktop-tablet hybrid with a clever and elegant dial interface. Apparently Dell has been thinking alo...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch San Francisco taxi company sues Uber for predatory pricing tactics
 Another day, another lawsuit against Uber. This time it’s coming from DeSoto Cab, the oldest cab company in San Francisco.DeSoto, which recently rebranded as Flywheel Taxi, has accusedUber...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Ticketings distributed future is not only good for fans, its already happening
 Since the dawn of consumer history, tickets have been a product defined by scarcity and lack of accessibility. The result is an abysmal category user experience that’s most often talked ab...
08:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Teams feels like dj vu all over again
 Microsoft introduced Microsoft Teams today to much fanfare and hoopla — as only Microsoft can seem to do these days. But when you take a close look at today’s announcement, what have...
08:49 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon GO introduces daily bonuses to keep players coming back
 Now that the insane, oh-my-god-it’s-everywhere hype cycle has tapered off a bit for Pokmon GO, Niantic gets to crack the classic startup conundrum: How the heck do they keep people coming ...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook scores big in Q3 earnings: $7.01B revenue and 1.79B users
 Facebook had a wildly successful Q3, earning $7.01 billion in revenue and $1.09 EPS. That’s off of from 1.79 billion monthly users, up 16% year-over-year, and growing 4.67% this quarter, s...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Heres Apples new iPhone ad for Game 7 of the World Series
 Apple just released a new video ad just in time for Game 7 of the World Series (that’s baseball and it’s not really a “world” cup). And this is a good one.Like previous a...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Kenyan startup Ushahidi launches a crowdsourced campaign to monitor the U.S. election
 The Kenyan software company Ushahidi has launched a campaign to observe the upcoming U.S. elections. The operation, calledUSA Election Monitor,will track voting irregularities reported via websi...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Discord chief executive on distribution and the importance of the PC in gaming
The global video game industry is exploding in popularity. Companies such as ESPN, Activision Blizzard, and Electronic Arts have formed their own eSports divisions in recent months, and the gaming mar...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Carrobot joins the aftermarket HUD fray
 If you want to add a head-up display (HUD) to your car, you’ve certainly got choices. In addition to Navdy and its Chinese clone Roav, Carrobot launched in October to bring its eye-level i...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Silvair raises $12 million Series A to light up your (retail) life
 When we last left Polish smart lighting company Silvair they were working on a way to create a Bluetooth mesh network between you, your kettle, your lightbulbs, and countless other devices in th...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with Crosleys extremely limited edition Commonwealth C10 turntable
 Crosley has teamed up with renowned leather maker Moore &Giles to release a limited edition of its high-end C10 turntable. The special version of the C10 features a leather slip mat plus a l...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch UK heading towards era of parliament-approved mass surveillance
 A controversial legislative framework that will strengthen and set in stone mass surveillance capabilities in the U.K. — including authorizing state agents to hack devices/services en mass...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Twitch starts selling its own video ads, says they cant be avoided via ad blockers
 Twitch, the Amazon-owned video streaming platform which is today used by over 2 millionbroadcasters, announced today its plans to begin selling video ads in its partners’ live streams. The...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch How banks can tackle millennial skepticism
 In light of recent news that Wells Fargo fraudulently opened thousands of customer accounts, it’s not hard to sympathize with peoples’ mistrust of Wall Street, especially for groups ...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with Microsoft Teams
 Microsoft Teams throws a lot of you, right out of the gate. That’s due no doubt in part to the fact that competitors like Slack already have a sizable head start on Microsoft’s workp...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Gfycat snaps up Mac app GIF Brewery to expand its GIF creation capabilities to the desktop
 Gfycat, fresh off its $10 million seed round and debut of its first mobile app for texting and editing its own flavor of GIFs, announced today that it’s acquiring the Mac desktop applicati...
04:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Yext launches a developer platform for its location database technology
 Howard Lerman will often jump in front of a white board in front of you in a room and talk about how he wants to turn Yext into one of the next huge enterprise platform plays following SAP and I...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers latest redesign aims for a quicker pickup
 No, the little feature that tells you your Uber driver is 2 minutes away (but feels like it’s more like 10 minutes) isn’t going to change. But Uber is rolling out what it hopes is a ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Watch [email protected] Demo Day here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you the [email protected] Demo Day, live from St. James’s Palace,starting at5:30pm BST, 9:30am PT. Established byThe Duke of York,[email protected]
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Watch [email protected] 6.0 Demo Day here
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you the [email protected] 6.0 Demo Day, live from St. James’s Palace,starting at5:30pm BST, 9:30am PT. Established byThe Duke of York,[email protected]
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Hey, Brooklyn, lets have a micro-meetup next week
 Hey, New Yorkers, I’m starting up my series of micro-meetups in New York with a special tasting at the Van Brunt Stillhouse. The founder, Daric Schlesselman, is a friend of TC and showed o...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch DJiT, the French startup behind DJ app edjing, raises further $2.6M
 Paris-based DJiT, the French startup behind the popular DJ app edjing and more recently a hardware device called Mixfader, has raised a further $2.6 million. Read More ...
03:37 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Sling TV goes after parents with launch of new on-demand Kids channel
 Dish’s over-the-top service aimed at cord cutters, Sling TV, is after your kids. By that, I mean, the company is rolling out a new on-demand channel which caters to children, or, more accu...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch ClassPass ditches its unlimited tier
 ClassPass, the subscription service for boutique fitness, has today cancelled its unlimited membership option, the most expensive tier offered by the company. This comes in the wake of a major p...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Houzz comes to India
 Houzz, the popular platform for all things home remodeling and decorating, is expanding to India. This marks Houzz’s entry into its fourteenth market, but none of itscurrent markets can ob...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch The present and future of trucking, our countrys broken, inefficient economic backbone
 The trucking industry is enormous and vital. it remains the primary way we move goodsand touches the lives of nearly the entire American population. Trucking is the physical backbone of e-commer...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts Slack competitor Teams launches today as a preview
 It’s been a busy few fall for Microsoft. A week after throwing a big Windows/Surface party, the software giant has returned to the Big Apple for its latest piece of news. Clearly the compa...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch General Catalyst-backed Octane will make you a bot
 Bots are hot. Ever since Facebook introduced chatbots at F8 last spring, they’ve been integrated into brand pages for customer service, e-commerce and fun. But, how do you make a bot? Many...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch General Catalyst-backed Octane AI will make you a bot
 Bots are hot. Ever since Facebook introduced chatbots at F8 last spring, they’ve been integrated into brand pages for customer service, e-commerce and fun. But how do you make a bot? Many ...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Controversial crime reporting app Vigilante banned from App Store
 A controversial crime-reporting app called Vigilante has been justifiably been kicked out of the App Store for an app that encouraged, well – vigilantism – and led to the potential f...
02:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Teams, its new Slack rival, is launching today as part of Office 365
 Microsoft is holding a big event today to unveil what many expect will be its new Slack competitor. Ahead of that, it has posted a unlisted video on YouTube that spills some of the beans.The pro...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Waterloo wows with demo of first working Hyperloop air levitation system
 The University of Waterloo has a team dedicated to making a real, working pod system for the ambitious Hyperloop transportation system envisioned by Tesla founder Elon Musk. The so-called ‘...
01:54 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Glides Apple Watch band has two cameras
 Remember Samsung’s original Galaxy Gear watch? It’s all right if you say don’t. It was big – in the sense of being physically large, due in part to the inclusion of a cam...
01:49 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Turners streaming service for film geeks, FilmStruck, goes live
 FilmStruck, anew streaming service aimed at film geeks developed by Turner Classic Movies, has now launched. Announced earlier this year for a mid-October arrival, the service belatedly debuted ...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch UK car insurance firm wants to scan social media posts to price premiums
 UK insurance firm Admiral had intended to launch an app this week offering discounted car insurance premiums to first time drivers based on an algorithmic assessment of their Facebook posts. Rea...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook slaps down Admirals plan to use social media posts to price car insurance premiums
 UK insurance firm Admiral had intended to launch an app this week offering discounted car insurance premiums to first time drivers based on an algorithmic assessment of their Facebook posts. Rea...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify acquires Preact to fuel its subscription business
 Spotify — the music streaming service with 40 million paying subscribers— has made anacquisition that it hopes will help it hold on to them, and build up those numbers against encroa...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II goes on sale at the end of this year for $2K
 The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the successor to Olympus’ pro-level micro four thirds camera body, will go on sale from the end of December 2016, the company revealed today. The E-M1 Mark I...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch LeEcos smartphones and TVs go on sale in the US today
 You’ve seen the hype, surely. LeEco put on a heck of a spectacle in San Francisco the other week, with a US debut that featured everything from bicycles and electric cars to a cameo appear...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe brings Reuters videos and photographs to its stock imagery service
 Adobe today announced that it has partnered with Reuters to bring the news agency’s video and photography to its Adobe Stock marketplace. Until now, Adobe Stock mostly focused on creative ...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Atlas Recall, a search engine for your entire digital life, gets an open beta and $20M in backing
 Computers have perfect memories. So why is it so hard to find stuff on them? Probably because our own memories don’t work the same way. Atlas Recall aims to fix that with “one search...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe updates its Creative Cloud apps
 Adobe is hosting its annual MAX conference for its creative community in San Diego this week. Unsurprisingly, the company is using this event, which will feature keynotes by the likes of Quentin...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn plots a place on the economic graph, launches Salary to chart what we earn
 LinkedIn — the professionally-oriented social networking platformthat’s being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion — has made a play to buildwhat it refers to as “the ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Adobes Typekit subscription service now lets you buy individual fonts, too
 Typekit, the font subscription service Adobe acquired back in 2011, always offered an all-you-can-use model for accessingthe thousands of fonts in its library.That model isn’t going away, ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Play-Doh crosses over into digital
 Here’s a fun offering from Play-Doh. The $40 Touch Shape to Life Studio brings a little tactility to the digital world, with seven cans of Play-dog, four tools, 15 cutters and 10 stamps fo...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Adobes Project Felix makes using 3D assets easy
 More than ever, graphic designers today are expected tobe able to create eye-catching photorealistic images; to do so, they often must combine 2D and 3D assets into a single scene. Traditionally...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Highway1 gets new leadership as co-founder Brady Forrest moves into an advisor role
 There are leadership changes afoot at Highway1, the hardware accelerator arm of PCH. Co-founder Brady Forrest is stepping down from his role leading the accelerator, though he’ll be stayin...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch LastPass on mobile is now free
 LastPass, the password manager owned by LogMeIn, is making a core component of its service free. LastPass helps improve password security by allowing users to generaterandom passwords and storin...
12:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Resolver plans to use AI to make your customer complaint stick
 Whenever I receive bad service from a brand, I typically fire off an angry tweet and hope the company or organisation I’m complaining about notices the blue tick next to my name and takes ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon rolls out Rapids, a chat style reading app for kids
 Rapids is a cute new kids app from Amazon using a playful chat style to help kids ages six to twelve enjoy reading. A lot of kid’s reading apps are a take on the traditional storybook and ...
11:51 am GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Broadcom acquires Brocade in $5.9 billion deal
 Broadcom, Ltd bought BrocadeCommunications Systems today for $5.9 billion, giving the company a foothold far beyond chips in the networking storagebusiness. It’s quite a nice deal for Broc...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch ValiMail raises $12M Series A round for its email authentication service
 ValiMail helps enterprises protect their inboxes by making it easier to authenticate incoming emails with the help of the DMARC standard and related open protocols. At its core, this allows busi...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Just a few days left to save 250 on Disrupt London tickets
 Disrupt London 2016 is just over a month away, but if you’d like to save some money on tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe, an important deadline isfast approaching. You have jus...
06:49 am GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Alibabas Lazada confirms acquisition of Singapore web grocery startup RedMart
 Last week, we reported that Lazada, the e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia backed by Alibaba, was in talks to acquire online grocer RedMart, and today the companies confirmed the deal. Read M...
06:34 am GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Didi may not have invested in Asian ally Grabs recent funding round after all
 Days after Didi Chuxing agreed to buy Uber’s China business, news broke that Didi — China’s top ride-sharing service — had agreed to take part in a new funding round for ...
05:43 am GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon plans to enter Southeast Asia with Singapore launch in Q1 2017
 Amazon is ready to enlarge its presence in Asia. One week after it quietly introduced its Prime service to China, plans for its entry into Southeast Asia next year have surfaced. Read More ...
03:12 am GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
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03:00 am GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Tools that help startups scale effectively
 If you wanted to start your own tech business 10 years ago, you needed deep pockets and extensive knowledge of building the various parts of a company yourself. But you should neither need a hef...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft strives to give computers common sense with Concept Graph
 Today, Microsoft Research is publicly releasingits effort to tackle just one of the problems plaguing natural language understanding — knowledge. The companybelieves that background knowle...
02:31 am GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Techcrunch Cross River Bank gets unconventional validation with a $28M VC round
 In a rare move, Battery Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Ribbit Capital, investors in a number of Silicon Valley’s fintech startups, have backed the bank enabling many of their investment...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook officially announces Gameroom, its PC Steam competitor
 After losing mobile gaming to iOS and Android, Facebook is making a big push into playing on PC with today’s developer launch of its Gameroom Windows desktop gaming platform. After months ...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Some Facebook employees struggle with inclusion
 There’s a clear disconnect between what Facebook’s leadership team says about diversity and inclusion and how it plays out in the office. The most recent example is the presence of a...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Its curtains for Talkshow, launched by former Twitter VP Michael Sippey
 Twitter’s former VP of product Michael Sippey seemed to be building a service that might challenge his former employer: his Talkshow app allowed anyone to exchange text messages in front o...
10:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Rokus latest OS update brings live TV pausing and private listening
 Roku’s rolling out an update to its TV streaming operating system that brings a pair of important updates to its entire line of streaming players and TVs. Most notable for Roku OS 7.5 is t...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Otonomo raises $12 million to make data from connected cars useful
 Even if self-driving cars aren’t part of our daily lives yet, vehicles are becoming internet-connected at a rapid pace. Gartner predicts that one fifth of all autos on the road, and great ...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Check out the trailer for our new series The Down Round
 The new series “The Down Round” is a six-episode look at what many are considering the burst of the Silicon Valley bubble. While Silicon Valley has boomed for most of the past decade...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sudo lets you change your online identities as easily as flipping a switch
 If you’re like me your inbox is a mess of hundreds of promotional emails from different sites across the web – many of which I’ve only actually shopped atonce or twice. But onc...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Uber and GM partner to offer drivers car sharing through Maven
 Uber has announced that it will be teaming up with GM’s car-sharing company, Maven, allowing drivers to rent GM vehicles on a weekly basis in a 90-day pilot program to see how the arrangem...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Apple, give me back my emoji
 What have you done, Apple? Read More ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch How combined human and computer intelligence will redefine jobs
 The man versus machine dichotomy has been a staple of pop culture for decades. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Blade Runner to Terminator to The Matrix and beyond, film makers have envisioned what...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Photo app Ever removed its spammy SMS feature after Apple banned it
 Score one for the consumer against the indefatigable force of growth hacking. Ever, the photo storage app that we called out in September for spamming SMS contact lists(it rebranded fromEveralbu...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Genetics startup Genos wants to pay you for your DNA data
 The first whole human genome sequencingcost a whopping $2.7 billion. That didn’t bode well for making any breakthroughs on genetic disorders. Luckily, the cost has dropped dramatically sin...
08:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey gets another break with a strong third quarter from Square
 While Jack Dorsey’s other company Twitter might be struggling, Square continues on a roll that’s keeping Wall Street happy. There’sgoing to, as always, be a big question mark f...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch For Roli, the future is modular
 Roli wouldn’t say much before our demo. Just that the company was showing off something new, and that we would probably want to bring a camera. So when we arrived, expecting the latest tak...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Gigsters crafty plan to give freelance developers equity
 Gigster is launching the Gigster Fund,comprised of $700,000 raised from Bloomberg, Felicis, and China’s CSC as LPs, plus 1% of Gigster’s own equity. Each month it will invest $50,000...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch 5 things to know about starting a company in college
 Facebook, Snapchat, Modcloth–these are just a few of the well-known businesses started in college.While it may sound terrifying and intimidating, there are a handful of benefits to dipping...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch The next investments in infrastructure should include more than roads and bridges
 While both political parties seem to agree that Congress should spend several hundred billion dollars on infrastructure, their spending plans ignore one of the most woefully out-of-date pieces o...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sondors 3-wheeled EV uses new crowdfunding equity to raise $500k
 The Model Sondors 3-wheeled electric vehicle is the latest automotive startup to take advantage of new rules to raise funds. Sondors is using equity crowdfunding, “where a crowd of accredi...
06:47 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Daydream View VR headset arrives in stores November 10
 Google has announced exactly when you’ll be able to get your hands on Daydream View, the new headset it created for Daydream-ready Android phones, including the Pixel and Pixel XL. The Vie...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Axonify raises $27M to gamify employee training without wasting your time
 Think back to the last time you had to do a corporate training. More likely than not it was a frustrating experience that you simply tried to survive rather than learn from. (If you feel otherwi...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Hulus live TV streaming service will have channels from Fox & Disney, including ABC, ESPN & more
 Hulu said today it has partnered with Disney and 21st Century Fox for its upcoming live TV streaming service, launching next year. The deals involve Fox’s news, entertainment, sports, and ...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Serial entrepreneurs Rick Marini and Michael Levit are selling companies to China for a lot of money
 Michael Levit knows a thing or two about China. As an executive vice president at the e-commerce services company Vendio, he stayed with the company for six months after Alibaba agreed to acquir...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch OneBlade strips shaving down to the bare minimum
 Ever since Warby Parker gave fancy accoutrements the old ecommerce treatment everyone from bag manufacturers to watchmakers have gone high tech. This is especially true in the realm of shaving w...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram goes down [update: crisis averted]
 Instagram’s app and website have been struck by a service today. At around 11:06am, users in the US, Europe, India and elsewhere began a downpour of “Is Instagram down?”. Insta...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Post-App Store developer platform Blackstorm launches a games studio
 Whenever a new developer and compute platform comes along — whether that’s the mobile phone or a VR headset — games are quick to follow as one of the first ever use cases. That...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Lyft partners with JetBlue on rewards, app integration and JFK pickup zone
 Lyft is partnering with JetBlue in a new arrangement that will see Lyft riders earn JetBlue loyalty rewards for using the service, as well as direct integration in the JetBlue mobile app, and a ...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Will.i.am is back with another weird gadget
 These days, musician is pretty far down on Will.i.am’s resume. The lead Black Eyed Pea has been kicking around the halls of CES a bunch over the past several years with a series of often o...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch CNNs new Alexa skill delivers an audio version of its TV news, 5 minutes after broadcast
 CNN is launching a new app for Amazon’s Alexa platform and its line of Echo speakers that will connect the news network’s TV network more directly with the voice-based computing plat...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch After months of concern about bursting bubbles, VC investment stabilizes
 It seems that after about nine months of irrational exuberance followed byroughly six months of equally as irrational disconsolation, venture investors have gotten their groove back. At least th...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Politwoops gets a new public interest parent: ProPublica
 Politwoops, the service that preserves politicians’ deleted tweets for posterity and to hold them to account, has a new parent: nonprofit, public interest investigative journalism corporat...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Teforia soaks up $12 million to make the perfect cup of tea
 Teforia has raised $12 million in a Series A round of venture funding to take its smart kitchen appliances mainstream. The company’s flagship product is an internet connected tea infuser t...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Warner Bros partners with Google & others to promote Fantastic Beasts with mobile spells, VR & more
 You can now cast Harry Potter spells from your Android phone, thanks to Google and Warner Bros. Pictures, who have teamed up to promote the new movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find T...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch IBM buys Expert Personal Shopper from Fluid to build out Watsons conversation skills
 IBM has made another acquisition to beef up Watson, a week after it announced a raft of new features and milestones for itsartificial intelligence effort: it has acquired a business called Exper...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch With NYTs new The Daily 360, Samsung looks to jumpstart everyday VR
 There’s nothing quite so quotidian as getting caught up with the day’s news, which is probably why the New York Times’ new The Daily 360 project has such strong support from Sa...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter unveils new options for customer service
 Twitter has been expanding the customer service side of its product, withrecent additions including a Customer Service settings page for businesses. Today it’s adding a couple more feature...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Hello launches a voice-enabled Sense bedside sleep tracker for $149
 WithAlexa and Google Assistant are gunning for control over the general voice-driven experience with technology, that might open doors for some more targeted verticals that are centered around v...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Instapaper premium goes free for all users
 Following its acquisition by Pinterest in August, Instapaper’s premium version will now be free of charge to all users, the company said today.As part of the acquisition, Instapaper’...
03:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Rokid, the assistant that can see, hear and sing raises $50M at $450M valuation
 Meet Melody. Despite looking like a giant egg with a TV for a heart, she actually may be the first thing to put a smile on your face this morning. She can recognize you, listen to you, and even ...
03:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch The Blue Coral version of the Galaxy S7 Edge is coming to the US before years end
 I don’t tend to get too excited about new color options for smartphones, but Blue Coral was one of the overlookedcausalities of the Note 7’s untimely end. It was a really nice additi...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Digital ad revenue up 19 percent in first half of 2016, according to IAB report
 Digital advertising spend increased to $32.7 billion during the first six months of 2016, according to the latest Internet Advertising Revenue Report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (a t...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram tests shoppable photo tags
 Instagram wants you to shop without always having to interrupt your scrolling with a browser window. That’s why today it will start showing shoppable tags on photos from 20 retail brands l...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify app control rolls out in Sonos public beta
 Slowly but surely, Sonos is opening itself up to third party functionality, much to the delight of those frustrated by the audio company’s fairly unpopular proprietary offering. A few mont...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch DJI Osmo vs GoPro Karma Grip: A tale of two gimbals
 Action cameras are great. Shaky videos are not.Enter gimbals. Long a tool of professionals, these handheld devices keep the camera steady and smooth out the shot. DJI launched its Osmo handheld ...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Minecraft: Education Edition officially launches
 Following months of testing and free trials for early adopters, Microsoft announced this morning that its learning-focused version of the popular Minecraft game, Minecraft: Education Edition, is...
02:22 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Hipchats VoiceMyBot tests the waters for Amazon Echo in the workplace
 Hipchat, the workplace collaboration platform from Atlassian that competes against the likes of Slack, Yammer and (soon?) Skype Teams, is today announcing a new servicethat — figuratively ...
02:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile internet use passes desktop for the first time, study finds
 More users around the world are accessing the internet from mobile devices than from desktop computers for the first time, according to internet monitoring firm StatCounter. The combined traffic...
02:19 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Discovery teams with MLBs streaming partner on European partnership
 Discovery Communications has teamed up with the MLB’s streaming partner, BAMTech, which also powers the streaming services HBO NOW and PlayStation Vue, to launch a new venture in Europe. C...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Classy raises $30 million to help nonprofits raise donations, make a greater impact
 A San Diego startup called Classy has raised $30 million for software-as-a-service that helps nonprofits raise donations online, and keep supporters engaged in a good cause for the long run. Spe...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch The TC Meetup Pitch-off in Seoul was a hit!
Oh what a night! The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul was a night to remember, with a packed house, an amazing panel of speakers and judges, and some of our best-yet pitch-off companies. Konolabs, an AI...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Alcatels new Windows phone is a T-Mobile exclusive
 Alcatel’s new Windows phone is coming exclusively to T-Mobile on November 10 here in the States, priced at $470. And the company’s cramming the package full of free stuff, including ...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sonys profit down 86% but its costly mobile business has been shored up
 Sony’s profit dropped 86 percent year-on-year as the strong performance of the Japanese Yen, fallout from the Kumamoto earthquake and company restructuring weighed on its Q2 2016 earnings....
01:36 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Narratives CTO outlines the company return
 “Despite what some people tend to write about Narrative, we’ve never really had a problem with the market,” explains Bjrn Wesn. “We couldn’t produce to meet the dem...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch AirPR raises $5M to bring more data to PR
 AirPR is announcing that it has raised $5 million in Series B funding. The company started out as a marketplace that matched up startups with public relations professionals, but is focus has sin...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches Tango AR smartphone system
 After more than two years of tinkering and finessing, today Google finally officially launched its Tango smartphone augmented realitysystem to the masses. Right now, it’s only available on...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen joins board of Dialpad, the desk phone killer
 Silicon Valley’s most talkative investor will bring his enterprise experience and connections to the makers of UberConference. Office cloud communications startup Dialpad today announced t...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Brad Garlinghouse takes over as CEO of payments startup Ripple
 After running Ripple for around four years and overseeing the company’s growth through around $94 million in financing, CEO Chris Larsen will be stepping down. Larsen will become executive...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Kickstarter launches a livestreaming feature
 It was just a matter of time, really. Facebook, Twitter and their ilk have been pushing live streaming in a big way of late, and certainly that brand of interactivity makes sense in the context ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch A rolling, connected tape measure
 If you’re designing a piece of hardware to help design hardware, it certainly helps to have a prominent projects under your belt. The team behind InstruMMents is responsible for a few, inc...
12:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch BlackBerry teaming up with Ford for broader use of QNX in connected cars
 BlackBerry’s QNX division is one of the Canadian company’s rare bright spots: The software maker’s operating system is a key ingredient in the infotainment offerings of a large...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd launches an early stage digital health fund
 Israel-based equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is launching a sector specific fund fully focused on digital health — touting it as Israel’s first fund with such a focus. The fund...
12:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch UK commits 1.9B to National Cyber Security Strategy, working with Microsoft and more
 The recent rush of allegations against countries like Russia and China and their possible roles incyber attacks on countries like the U.S. have prompted a big move from the UK: the government sa...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Hubble Contacts raises $7.2 million to deliver disposable lenses direct to consumers
 At least 30 million people wear contact lenses in the U.S., but somehow, less than one-third of this population wears daily disposable lenses, which are deemed the most hygienic and healthiest o...
12:28 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go gets a big revenue boost from its special Halloween event
 Pokmon Go had its first special in-game event this Halloween, and the results are promising for people hoping Niantic will run more in the future: Revenue was up 2.3 times from the week before, ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Spinlist, a new playlist app from Hipstamatic co-founder, challenges music streaming silos
 Music streaming continues to grow as a proportion of our recorded music consumption, with 47% of all recorded music revenues comingfrom streamed services in the U.S. in the first half of 2016, a...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Brexit: TechCrunch Disrupt London wants to hear from YOU
When life hands you lemons, sometimes it’s best just to get on with the damage control. That’s what we will be doing in the wake of Brexit at Disrupt London (5-6 December). We will be spea...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Freshdesk scores $55 million Series F round
 Freshdesk has been moving beyond the pure customer service help desk for some time, and today it got $55 million to continue that expansion.The round was led by Sequoia Capital India with partic...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Only 4 days left to save 250 on Disrupt London tickets
 Attention, Disrupt procrastinators. The time to pay attention is now. You have just 4 days left to get early-bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 for just 950 apiece, saving yourself a full 250 o...
09:10 am GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Gett founder and CEO Shahar Waiser joins TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6! One month to go! It will be the place to come talk about new technology, your startup, other startups, everyones startups! Grab tickets here. So ...
07:10 am GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters head of India is leaving the company
 On the back of news that Twitter is trimming nine percent of its staff with layoffs, the microblogging company is also losing the head of its business in India. Read More ...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Gut health startup uBiome raised $22 million and is launching a DNA test for your poop
 There are a lot of startups looking at your DNA these days but uBiome stands out as unique among them for testing the DNA of microorganisms found in your fecal matter.These bugs have a lot to do...
03:46 am GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Primo Toys rolls out Cubetto, a wooden robot that teaches kids to code
 A startup called Primo Toys today began online and retail sales of its latest educational product, the Cubetto, a programmable wooden robot for kids as young as 3. The London startup, which is a...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Asia-focused dating app Paktor lands $32.5M to push into social entertainment
 Paktor, a Tinder-like app for dating from Singapore, has raised $32.5 million in new funding as it aims to diversify into new kinds of mobile entertainment. Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Convergence crosses the pond
 Imagine a world where you buy mobile phone, data, voice and television services from a single provider. A world where you don’t worry about running out of wireless minutes, exceeding text ...
12:46 am GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Techcrunch Doorman cancels unlimited deliveries, cites losing money
 If you live in a building with a doorman, you don’t need Doorman. If you don’t, you do. The company is making it easy to accept deliveries when you’re out and about, but realiz...
11:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Why Teslas new solar roof tiles and home battery are such a big deal
 On October 28, Tesla unveiled its new solar roof tiles. Few of us in attendance, if any, realized the solar roofing tiles were actual functional solar panels until Elon Musk said so. Sure, it...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Cloud development platform Nitrous.io shuts down
 Nitrous.io, anonline development environment and IDE, today announced that it is shutting down its service on November 14. The service is now closed for new signups and the team says it will ref...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Here are the emojis coming with iOS 10.2, including an astronaut emoji
 Apple dropped the first beta for iOS 10.2 today. And it comes with the latest update in emoji innovation. You may have noticed that Apple already redesigned most of the core emojis and added new...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch When President Obama leaves office, his @Potus tweets leave with him
 When President Obama turns over the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he’ll also be handing over a number of high-profile social media accounts. Eight days ahead of the election, the White...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Intellectual property strategies for startups
 Intellectual property protection is an important consideration for most startups. Obtaining intellectual property protection, such as patents, can minimize competition and act as a defensive mec...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Narrative lifelogging gets a stay of execution as the company considers restarting production
 This was certainly unexpected. For any number of reasons. A day before the planned shutdown of cloud-based storage service, lifelogging startup Narrative — or, rather, a group of former em...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Standing Rock pipeline protest absent from Facebook Trends
 A massive social media protest is exploding on Facebook, not Twitter for a change, yet Facebook’s dehumanized Trending system isn’t picking it up. People around the country are check...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Standing Rock pipeline protest was absent from Facebook Trends
 A massive social media protest is exploding on Facebook, not Twitter for a change, yet Facebook’s dehumanized Trending system wasn’t picking it up. People around the country are chec...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Study says Uber and Lyft have racial discrimination problems
 Just like Airbnb, ride-hailing startups Uber and Lyft are not immune to racial discrimination on itsrespective sharing economy platforms. It turns out that black people have to wait longer for r...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Piccolissimo joins the ranks of ultra-tiny flying robots
 Big robots like Spot may be great for carrying things or trotting out onto stages, but just as much sophisticated engineering goes into creating tiny ones as well — and this little flyer f...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Postmates confirms $140 million funding round at $600 million valuation
 As we first reported last month, on-demand delivery app Postmates raised additional funding in a round led by Founders Fund, with participation from existing investors. The company is now confir...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Shadow Brokers post list of compromised IP addresses
 Last night, after several months of relative quiet, a hacking group calling itself the Shadow Brokers posted new data purportedly stolen from the NSA. The group’s last leakin August includ...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Sheriffs department denies surveilling Standing Rock protesters via Facebook check-ins
 Like wildfire, the latest viral protest spreading across the internet involves Facebook users checking in at Standing Rock, ND en masse to “confuse” and “overwhelm” law e...
06:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Influential software designer Keith Ohlfs passes away at 52
 It’s a strange sort of legacy, but it’s the kind that’s ever present – the dreaded spinning pinwheel or beach ball or wheel of death. That bright, rainbow colored circle ...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Google makes Chrome 15% faster on Windows
 Google is currently making a concerted effort to make its Chrome browser faster and leaner. The company announced a project to bring down memory usage earlier this month, for example. But it als...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Replicated raises $5 million for its product taking SAAS products out of the cloud
 Los Angeles-based Replicated has raised $5 million to build out itsservice that takes software-as-a-service companies down from the “cloud”, TechCrunch has learned. The company, whic...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Google gets better at flagging apps trying to fake their way into the Play Stores top charts
 Google today announced it’s rolling out a new detection and filtering system on the Play Store to crack down on those developers who use illegitimate means to boost their apps’ ranki...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Play My Way app aims to turn kids love of mobile devices on its head
 Parents despairing of ever being able to separate their offspring from the mobile devices glued to their fingertips might be interested in an app called Play My Way that’s being built by a...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Benchmark Capital co-founder Andy Rachleff takes over CEO role at Wealthfront
 Wealthfront has a new man in charge at the top of the company, with Andy Rachleff — the company’s co-founder and executive chairman — taking the chief executive spot, according...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Google doling out $50 Play Store credits due to Pixel shipping delays
 Google’s new Pixel-branded smartphones have proven to be a little too popular. Already, Google stated that pre-order demands had exceeded the company’s expectations, and now the comp...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter tests opening all web links in Safaris ad-free Reader mode on iOS
 Amid all its turmoil – layoffs, failed attempts at finding an acquirer, the closure of Vine – the companyis still futzing around with its product in an attempt to make it easier to u...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Flirtey drones deliver socks from the sky at Menlo Ventures annual partner meeting
 Around the world, drones have been delivering life-saving drugs and blood to clinics, and contrarily tasty treats like burritos, pizza, and Slurpees to homes or campuses. Civiliandrones have als...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Heres Fisker Incs first car, the all-electric EMotion luxury sport sedan
 Fisker Inc., the new electric car company founded by Henrik Fisker (not to be confused with his previous venture, now Karma) has revealed the design and specifications of its first vehicle, the ...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Pumas got its own twist on self-lacing sneakers
 Nike’s been getting all the glory for its self-lacing sneakers – and understandably so. You can’t really beat the built-in promotion of Back to the Futurepre-product placement ...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Courseras new monthly subscriptions could monetize procrastination
 Edtech giant Coursera has launched a monthly subscription payment option in the hope that learners on its platform can be enticed into ongoing educational activity, rather than a more piecemeal ...
04:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design
 Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project(OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, In...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch In speech, Peter Thiel defends what Trump represents much more so than candidate himself
 Billionaire investor Peter Thiel may have been trying to drum up more support for Republican candidate Donald Trump this morning at the National Press Club in Washington. But a 15-minute long sp...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Justin Kan launches video Q&A app Whale
 Justin Kan, YC Partner, serial entrepreneur and one of the internet’s most-loved reality stars, has started another venture in the form of Whale, a video Q&A app. Whale lets users post...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Hondas new AI lab to centralize its efforts to commercialize the tech in Tokyo
 Honda has a new AI research center, which will begin operation early next year and centralize its R&D efforts in the field. The new center will bring together Honda’s AI teams distribu...
03:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Giphy, the platform for all things GIF, raises $72 million in new funding
 Giphy, the NY-based search engine and platform for GIFs, has raised $72 million in funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Institutional Venture Partners and China Media Capital. This brings Gip...
03:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Brave, the browser with built-in ad blocking, tries again on Android
 Brave, the new web browser companyco-founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, has launched a do-over on Android. The earlier version of the ad-blocking browser utilizedan odd user interface i...
02:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch So long to Apples startup chime
 Lost among all the talk streamlined ports, missing function keys and MagSafeless power, was mention of the fact that the company has also quietly ditched one of the more iconic pieces of the App...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Volvo wont mark its first self-driving cars to avoid trolling by humans
 Volvo has little confidence that human drivers will be reliably kind and courteous to the first robot cars to hit the road: The carmaker plans to leave its first road-faring self-driving cars, a...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Outlooks mobile app gets a built-in meeting scheduler
 Microsoft Outlook users on mobile will now have an easier way to schedule meetings from their smartphone, with the launch of a new scheduling assistant that helps you find a time that works for ...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch MIT helped make a nightmare machine
 Some scientists devote themselves to curing diseases. Others are researching an end to famine or global climate change. And somespend their time making nightmare machines, deep learning algorith...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Toyota partners with Getaround on car-sharing
 Carmakers continue to look at the future of transportation and invest in alternatives to individual ownership: Toyota is the latest to make a bet on a mobility model espoused by a startup, with ...
01:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch More info on Microsofts partner VR headsets coming in December
 Microsoft revealed that partners including Asus, Dell, Lenovo and others are going to be building VR headsets for use with the Windows 10 creators update, and that these would start at $299, but...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs new startups include a wearable 360 cam and a humming app
 Samsung continues its in-house startup incubator program, called “C-Lab,” which encourages employees to build their own business and spin them out as startups on occasion.Previous C-...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Checklist for a U.S.-Russia Cyberwar
 Following the hack of the Democratic National Committee, many in Congress and elsewhere have called on the United States to retaliate against Russia, the country the Obama administration says is...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Vine founders Hype app blends live video into a rich multimedia mix
 Does the world need another live video app? Meerkat’s demise might suggest not, but that hasn’t stopped Vine’s co-founders from screwing their courage to the sticking place and...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Rwandas tech initiatives prove African governments can catalyze innovation
 Throughout Africa’s shift away from economic disconnection to integration with the global economy and technologic advancement, Rwanda has been a standout. The country has adopted e-governm...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt London end November 4
 Planning on attending the best startup show in Europe? Disrupt London 2016 is just over a month away, but an important Disrupt deadline is later this week. You have just five more days to get di...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Encore wants to make it easy to book a musician or band for your event
 Encore, a U.K. startup and graduate of Entrepreneur First, is another example of a company attempting to disrupt the traditional agency model. Read More ...
07:27 am GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook tried to buy Asian Snapchat clone Snow
 Here’s fuel to the fire for those who believe that Facebook will buy anything that looks, smells or moves like Snapchat. The U.S. social networking giant this summer made an unsuccessful b...
04:55 am GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch AI-powered scheduler startup Konolabs wins the TechCrunch Pitch-Off in Seoul
 Artificial intelligence was the big winner from the TechCrunch Pitch-Off in Seoul, Korea, last week. Konolabs, a company that uses AI and big data to power a virtual assistant that handles your ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch WTF is the dark web?
 Maybe you heard your LinkedIn, Tumblr or Dropbox password was floating around there. Or maybe you read a news story about that guy who got busted for running Silk Road, that site that sold drugs...
02:31 am GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Techcrunch In a knowledge economy corporate learning is necessary to survive
 If you were an employee on Henry Ford’s assembly line in Detroit in the 1920s, you received a high degree of training and preparation before you ever set foot in the factory. You learned w...