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10:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch Why you probably wont invest in the next unicorn
Value creation in enterprise tech is often driven by a cohort of exits, while value creation in consumer tech is generally driven by large, individual exits — a phenomenon I recently dug into. W...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch Meet the five startups vying for Best App at the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards
 2016 sucked, if we’re being honest with ourselves. But the year wasn’t a total waste. The world of tech offered up a few shining stars in 2016, and in the era of apps, five stand-out...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch The top 10 best of VR in 2016
 After spending the better part of 2016 researching, analyzing and experimenting in the Virtual Reality industry, here is what I’ve found to be the Top 10 VR experiences of the past year. T...
08:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch Uru finds the best places to introduce ads in online videos
 New York City-based startup Uru is working on a new way for video publishers to make money. Imagine watching a normal-looking online video — except that on some of thesurfaces (say, on the...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch Fam lets you do group videochats directly within iMessage
 In my opinion, one of FaceTime’s major flaws is the lack of group video chat. Sure, apps like Skype, ooVoo and now Messenger let you do group video chats, but it’s just not as seamle...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch The real political divide is education
 The two main political parties in this country are about to face a challenge that will create a complete realignment as politicians are forced to choose between robots and people. The real quest...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch Russia sanctioned and SpaceX looks back to the stars: Its The Daily Crunch
 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on TechCrunch.com. To getThe Daily Crunchin your inbox every day of t...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch Iran has banned Clash of Clans for promoting violence and tribal conflict
 Earlier this week The Ministry of Justice in Iran blocked Clash of Clansbecause psychologists in the country believe the game promotes violence and what they are describing as ‘tribal conf...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch LGs Hub Robot sounds like a mobile Amazon Echo
 LG and Samsung have really taken advantage of the calm before the CES storm by teasingout their product announcements, one by one. LG’s certainly ahead in terms of sheer strangeness here, ...
02:38 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX loads Iridium satellites for first Falcon 9 mission since explosion
 The payload is now on board for SpaceX’s first return to launch following its September 1 explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket on a launchpad during fueling. The proposed launch, which is curren...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch Blockchain technologies entered the trough of disillusionment in 2016, but 2017 will be brighter
 Instead, the block chain industry is moving into the Trough of Disillusionment, marked by waning interest “as experiments and implementations fail to deliver.” During this time, many...
07:30 am GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch 2016 Africa roundup: drone delivery, VC, unicorns, exits and Zuck
 Twenty-sixteen was a pivotal year for African tech. The continent’s IT scene attracted major investment, produced its first $1 billion startup, launched a national drone delivery program, ...
05:59 am GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch Few startups IPOed this year, but the ones that did soared
 There weren’t may tech IPOs this year, but they performed well. Just 14 venture-backed tech companies went public, according to Dealogic. This compares to 25 last year and the 40+ we saw i...
04:20 am GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs new curved monitor coming to CES is somewhat tailored for gamers
 Right before the New Year begins — and with it, CES —tech companies tend to out manyof their upcoming wares before the show even starts.Take Samsung for example, with their newCH711 ...
12:16 am GMT - Fri, December 30, 2016
Techcrunch How fast is fast charging?
 EVgo announced this month that it has broken ground on what will be the first public DC fast charging station, capable of up to 350 kw, in California — more powerful even than current char...
11:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook stalls in lawsuit alleging its facial recognition tech violates Illinois law
 An Illinois law is proving a thorn in Facebook’s side as a class action lawsuit, alleging mishandling of biometric information, moves towards trial. The latest developments in the case hav...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch 2016 and the year ahead
 This past year was a big one for internet attacks, encryption, blackouts, speed and IoT, and 2017 is positioned to bring even more headlines for each of these. As Cloudflare prepares for the com...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams are getting married
 Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and tennis superstar Serena Williams are engaged!Williams announced the engagement today on none other than Reddit. I came home A little late Someone had a bag p...
08:49 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch Coca-Cola reportedly closes Founders startup incubator
 After opening to much fanfare three years ago, Coca-Cola isshutting down The Founders program, according to a published report. Under this program,the company nurtured young startups, hoping to ...
08:49 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch Coca-Cola closes Founders startup incubator
 After opening to much fanfare three years ago, Coca-Cola isshutting down The Founders program, according to a published reportin Innovation Leader. Under this program,the company nurtured young ...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch These are the 5 videos vying for Best Startup Video at the 10th Annual Crunchies
 The 10th Annual Crunchies Awards show is right around the corner, and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. As a part of that, we’re including a brand new category: ...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch Jawbone fires back after Fitbit ends patent case
 Fitbit celebrated the holiday this year by ending one of a number of suits filed against fellow fitness wearable manufacturer Jawbone. Even so, the legal war being waged between the two sides ap...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch Obama announces sanctions for Russian election hacking
 The Obama administration announced today that it will impose sanctions on Russian intelligence services and officials in response to the hacks of American political institutions during the elect...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch In light of discrimination concerns, Uber and Lyft defend their policies to show rider names and photos
 Uber and Lyft have responded to Senator Al Franken’s questions regarding potential racial discrimination against passengers. Last month, Franken wondered why it’s necessary to includ...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch SoftBank lets Trump brag about creating jobs (he didnt) so that it can buy T-Mobile
 Yes, Trump isstill talking about the same SoftBank fund that has nothing to do with him.In a convolutedturn of self promotion, thePresident-elect just revisitedhis not-so-humblebrag from earlier...
06:22 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch A Look Back
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06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch How viral open-source startups can build themselves into enterprise-IT powerhouses
 Hordes of new enterprise-IT upstarts have popped up in Silicon Valley, with some drawing lofty valuations from investors. They’re driven by new, more-advanced technologies in areas such as...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch NFL games are now live streaming on Chinas Sina Weibo network
 The NFL is hoping to expand its presence in China with a new deal that gives social media platform, Sina Weibo – often called China’s Twitter – the rights to live stream select...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch The new Microsoft under Satya Nadella is still looking good on Wall Street
 Almost three years ago, Microsoft named Satya Nadella as its CEO. Since then, Microsoft has reversed its fortunes and returned to being a growth stock after stagnating for nearly a decade —...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch Duolingo gets social
 Duolingo, the popular language learning app, has long made learning a new language accessible to anybody with a computer or smartphone.Unlike being in a traditional class environment, though, us...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch Here and Mobileye team up on self-driving mapping tech
 More companies working on autonomous driving have decided to work together to pursue their goals; Nokia mapping spin-out Here is working with Mobileye, the company that creates computer vision c...
03:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch iPhone 7 was a top holiday gift, but Apple Watch is fading
 More iPhone 7 devices were unwrapped over the 2016 holidays compared with Google Pixel smartphones, according to new data released by analytics service Mixpanel. Specifically, in the first few d...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch After arriving at 100th railway station in India, Googles WiFi is set to hit another 100 in 2017
 Last September, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a fairly ambition plan to bring free WiFi to 400 railway stations across India, a goal that would cover 10 million passengers a day, by the com...
02:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch You can now register to find out when Super Mario Run hits Android
 Nintendo gave Apple a timed exclusive with Super Mario Run, but ‘timed’ means that it was bound to arrive on Android sooner or later. Now, Android users can register in the Google Pl...
02:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch Volvo integrates Skype for Business in its 90 series vehicles
 What do you do when your love of driving conflicts with your deep and abiding love of conference calls? That’s a question Volvo hopes it can finally answer, with the integration of Skype f...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch FDA issues new security guidelines so that your pacemaker wont get hacked
 This week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a set of recommendations for securing medical devices that could jeopardize the safety and privacy of their users. The report, titled “...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon patents show flying warehouses that send delivery drones to your door
 We’ve known about Amazon’s drone delivery ambitions since 2013. But patent filings from Amazon reveal more details about how the e-commerce titan could make drone deliveries work at ...
12:07 am GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunch 2016 year in review
 It’s easy to be down on 2016 — we don’t blame you. But hidden among the hacks, fake news and political uncertainty lies a wholesome year of technological achievements. Advances...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, December 29, 2016
Techcrunch IoT redux this time, its personal
 As we advance toward 2017, a quick analysis of our connected landscape indicates that the IoT is taking a short break from destroying the internet and is now letting Mark Zuckerberg take a shot ...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch AppDynamics posts long-awaited IPO filing
 AppDynamics has revealed its filing for a U.S. IPO. The IT company, which helps businesses like Salesforce and IBM with applications management, is targeting a $100 million offering. Despite a c...
10:27 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter introduces 360-degree video live streaming
 Twitter is taking another step into getting into live video by introducing 360-degree live streams through Periscope. Anyone on Twitter and Periscope can watch 360-degree live video, though curr...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunchs top 10 hardware startup videos of 2016
 We made hundreds of videos in 2016 — and we’re proud of all of them. But some videos, like these, skyrocketed to the top of the video charts making them worth a second look. Featurin...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Four reasons you shouldnt launch your crowdfunding campaign at CES
 It’s the Super Bowl for nerds — a place where the future is unveiled alongside a pile of the most useless crap humans can dream up. And if the legions we talk to in our work are to b...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch The price of bitcoin is creeping back toward its 3-year high of $1,000
 Does it feel like the only time you hear about Bitcoin is when the price is either abruptly soaringor sinking? Us too! This time it’s soaring. Bitcoin is up about 30% over the last month, ...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Echo owns the holiday and heads to court: Its The Daily Crunch
 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on TechCrunch.com. To getThe Daily Crunchin your inbox every day of t...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus acquires eye-tracking startup The Eye Tribe
 The direction you look could one day control your VR or mobile experience thanks to Facebook and Oculus’ latest buy, The Eye Tribe. Oculus confirms to me that this is an official acquisiti...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook & Google dominate the list of 2016s top apps
 Mobile applications from Facebook and Google dominated the new list of the year’s top apps released today by Nielsen. Not surprisingly, Facebook again grabbed the number one spot on the li...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon tries to recreate Prime Day magic with the first-ever Digital Day sales event
 Amazon is known for creating its own, exclusive sales holidays and events to boost its bottom line, as it has donewith Prime Day – a day of sales which even tops Black Friday and Cyber Mon...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Fords newest self-driving test cars have more compute power and better vision
 Ford has developed a new generation of autonomous development vehicle, a hybrid Fusion that uses the same essential platform as its current vehicles, but with a big upgrade to processing power t...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung is bringing an Amazon Echo compatible robot vacuum to CES
 Samsung surely (hopefully) has bigger and better things up its sleeve for CES, coming off a year that was, at best, pretty damn rocky for the electronics giant. In the meantime, the company̵...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung is bringing an Amazon Echo-compatible robot vacuum to CES
 Samsung surely (hopefully) has bigger and better things up its sleeve for CES, coming off a year that was, at best, pretty damn rocky for the electronics giant. In the meantime, the company̵...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Teslas Autopilot system help avoid a crash with superhuman sight
 Tesla is fond of talking about the safety potential of its Autopilot and upcoming autonomous driving technologies, but it’s rare that we get the chance to see them in action potentially sa...
02:23 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Hulu is getting over 50 Disney movies thanks to new licensing deal
 In its continuing battle with Netflix, Hulu this week announced a newlicensing deal with Disney which sees Hulu gaining the exclusive rights to stream a sizable collection of Disney movies via i...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Volkswagen purchases PayByPhone for parking
 PayByPhone, the app that lets you pay for parking (and parking tickets) with a smartphone, has been acquired by Volkswagen Financial Services. PayByPhone is based in Vancouver, British Columbia,...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Byte Foods raises $5.5 million for smart vending machines that serve local fare
 Apple juniper kombucha or a BBQ chopped salad may soon replace the can of soda and bag of chips in a vending machine at your office. A San Rafael-based startup called Byte Foods has raised $5.5 ...
01:32 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch LGs headset that doubles as a wearable speaker is peak CES before CES
 LG will be bringing a collar-like wearable wireless speaker to CES, which also includes in-ear buds for when you don’t feel like being a complete jerk. The sonorous neck horseshoe connects...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch 5G promises to transform the world again
 We may be on the cusp of a new, simpler world. From the current era of “peak complexity”, this new era will produce a step-change in society. It builds a platform for growth while em...
11:58 am GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch South Korea fines Qualcomm $850 million for its patent licensing practices
 American chipmaker Qualcomm is in trouble in South Korea. The country’s antitrust regulator has fined the company roughly $850 million (1.03 trillion won) for its patent royalty activities...
04:30 am GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch 11 trends that will shape Southeast Asian eCommerce in 2017
 The Lazada-Alibaba deal, Alibaba’s largest overseas acquisition to date, is a pivotal event for Southeast Asia and its implications span the entire commerce value chain from digital advert...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch The carrot and stick of data breaches
 Data breaches are on the rise. Just recently we saw new reports confirming Yahoo! suffered another breach back in 2013. It seems like putting personal information in a website today feels a bit ...
12:14 am GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch Rent the Runway raises $60 million
 Fashion e-commerce powerhouse Rent the Runway has confirmed that it raised $60 million in a funding round led by Fidelity Investments. Technology Crossover Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Highl...
12:02 am GMT - Wed, December 28, 2016
Techcrunch An Amazon Echo may be the key to solving a murder case
 Internet-connected devices are starting to become tools to help in criminal cases. As first reported in the Information, police in Bentonville, Arkansas have issued a warrant to Amazon, asking t...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch Sylvanias new smart bulb connects to Apples HomeKit without a hub
 Roughly a week from now we’re going to be drowning in connected home product launches. It seems fairly likely that it’ll be the major story of this year’s CES, with smart home ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch How startups outside the Bay Area can fundraise in a big way
 Raising venture capital is tough for any startup. But it can be a little more difficult when you’re located outside of Silicon Valley. More difficult, but definitely not impossible. Read M...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch Best of 2016: News with all the views
 We made hundreds of videos in 2016 — and we’re proud of all of them. But some videos just take on a life of their own; whether they’re deeply nostalgic or impossibly cutting ed...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch The top 10 TechCrunch videos of 2016
 We made hundreds of videos in 2016 — and we’re proud of all of them. But some videos just take on a life of their own; whether they’re deeply nostalgic or impossibly cutting ed...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch The top 10 TechCrunch news videos of 2016
 We made hundreds of videos in 2016 — and we’re proud of all of them. But some videos just take on a life of their own; whether they’re deeply nostalgic or impossibly cutting ed...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon sold nine times as many Amazon Echo devices this holiday
 Guess what – Amazon sold a whole bunch of Echoes this holiday. Nine times as many as last year, according to its count. Of course, the company’s never been inclined to give specific ...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch Hey, Alexa, are things going to get weird?
 They say that news is what happens to a writer on his way to the bathroom and I’ve recently discovered something fascinating. Alexa – and, to a degree, Siri and Google’s OK Goo...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit gets another holiday bump and much-needed breathing room
 The holidays have come and gone and — as usual — Fitbit got a bit of a lifeline. Once again, everyone is buying Fitbits for gifts. We won’t knowexactly how many, but if you jus...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch The Apple Watch rolls out a new challenge for the New Year
 Making excuse for breaking New Year’s resolutions used to be a hell of a lot simpler. Now that we’ve got social media for every life choice and are wearing our fitness levels on our ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch Cujo adds parental controls to its home firewall device
 Cujo certainly felt like the right product at the right time when the smart firewall’s creators took to the Disrupt stage to debut the device back in May. Since its debut, IoT attacks have...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch LG is bringing a little floating speaker to CES
 LG’s apparently not much for surprises at this year’s CES. The company has already announced a number of the devices it plans to debut at the show, including a bunch of smartphones a...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs CES C-Lab startups are focused on skincare and kids
 Samsung’s C-Lab experiments are rarely earth-shattering, but they’re usuallyfairly interesting. Since last year, the electronics giant has used the Creative Lab as a way to foster in...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 27, 2016
Techcrunch How blockchain can create the worlds biggest supercomputer
 As our desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, etc. stand idly by for a huge portion of the day, the need for computing resources is growing at a fast pace. Large IoT ecosystems, machine lea...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 26, 2016
Techcrunch 2016s top programming trends
 Last January I wrote a TechCrunch post predicting the major programming trends of 2016. But in the software development world, things can change very quickly. It can be difficult to see the high...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, December 26, 2016
Techcrunch Apple leaps into AI research with improved simulated unsupervised learning
 Corporate machine learning research may be getting a new vanguard in Apple. Six researchers from the company’s recentlyformed machine learning group published a paper that describes a nove...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 26, 2016
Techcrunch No Signal: Egypt blocks the encrypted messaging app as it continues its cyber crackdown
 Egypt has intensified its cyber crackdown under president Abdel Fattah El Sisi. In recent years authorities have blocked Facebook’s controversial Free Basics program for not allowing it to...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, December 26, 2016
Techcrunch Watch this smartphone-assisted robot beat the pants off of humans in air hockey
 It’s the holidays and that means it’s time to watch robots cream humans in bouts of skill. The latest example of robotics winning over a meatbag? This amazing air-hockey robot powere...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, December 26, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus engineer Dov Katz arrested in sting after allegedly soliciting sex from a 15-year-old girl
 Seattle Police arrested Oculus’ Head of Computer Vision Dov Katz on December 23rd in a sting operation in which a police officer posed as a 15-year-old girl. Katz allegedly arrived at an E...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, December 26, 2016
Techcrunch 40 female founders who crushed it in 2016
 The stats are nowhere near where women need or deserve them to be, but when it comes to female founders receiving venture funding, we’re beginning to see a significant shift— maybe e...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 26, 2016
Techcrunch How to grow your app
 The app ecosystem is strong and growing. By 2020, App Store consumer spend is supposed to exceed 100 billion dollars. Mobile now represents 65 percent of digital media time; 86 percent of this t...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, December 26, 2016
Techcrunch WTF is a liquidation preference?
 If you work in the tech industry, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “liquidation preference” at some point. You may haveexperienced a chill as the words fell uponyour ears, too...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, December 26, 2016
Techcrunch Privacy is still alive and kicking in the digital age
 Our lives are lived in data. Data crossing borders and connected in virtual space. Most often, it appears, we live in open and too easily accessible data networks. States and corporations are wa...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 25, 2016
Techcrunch The drought is over a torrent of tech IPOs is expected in 2017
 We’ve just witnessed one of the most surprising tech IPO markets in decades. Wall Street set record upon record throughout 2016, and tech stocks led the way, hitting all-time highs. And ye...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 25, 2016
Techcrunch Will technology prevent the next food shortage crisis?
 According to scientists, the answer to an impending food shortage might be found in a new age of digital technologies that have proven their worth in different fields and have the potential to t...
02:26 pm GMT - Sun, December 25, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat has quietly acquired an Israeli startup for a reported $30 million to $40 million
 Snapchat sewed up its first acquisition in Israel this week, according to the outlet Calcalist News. It acquired four-year-old Cimagine, whose augmented reality platform lets consumers instantly...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 25, 2016
Techcrunch Dear Air Canada: a systems analysis of a comically colossal cascading failure
 I’ll be blunt; I’m here to vent my fury. On your behalf, dear reader! Honest. When a corporation gets things terribly wrong, those of us with platforms need to turn our wrath upon th...
03:30 am GMT - Sun, December 25, 2016
Techcrunch Italian incubator H-Farm prepares for a new crop with a campus slated to open in 2018
 There’s a farm outside of Venice, Italy, that cultivates tech talent the way that other farms grow crops. Read More ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, December 25, 2016
Techcrunch Technology and todays vast and immensely underserved mental health population
 Someone in your life is suffering from a mental disorder right now. You may not know it, but it’s there. Indeed, one in five adults suffers from a mental disorder. Society has trained us t...
11:41 pm GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch After having its infrastructure shuttered, CyanogenMod will live on as Lineage
 The days leading up to the holiday have been a real roller coaster ride for Cyanogen fans. Yesterday, Cyanogen Inc. unceremoniously pulled the plug on its support for CyanogenOS in a short post ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch The broken edtech ecosystem investors once avoided is changing
 Previously considered risky investments, it’s true that many edtech startups — commonly founded by “teacherpreneurs” hell bent on mending education through tech innovatio...
09:23 pm GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Curry will read you A Christmas Carol from your Amazon Echo
 It’s the time of year when we find ourselves together with our loved ones, gathered around the warming seasonal glow of our smart home devices. And for those who managed to snag an Echo be...
07:42 pm GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit ends one Jawbone patent case seeking to block device import
 It’s a minor holiday miracle. Wearable device leaders Fitbit and Jawbone have been locked in a prolonged legal battle for well over a year, and yesterday Fitbit dropped one of the key purs...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch The reality of VR/AR trial
 If you haven’t heard about VR/AR by now, your desert island must not have Wi-Fi. But there are millions of folks who know about VR/AR who haven’t seen it yet. User trial is on the cr...
05:27 pm GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch Dutch regulators order T-Mobile to stop offering free music streaming over net neutrality concerns
 T-Mobile’s no-data-charge-music-streaming-thing has been going strong since 2014 here in the States, with the company adding services to the offeringone by one.The Netherlands version of t...
04:37 pm GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch Withings products disappear from Apple stores following Nokia patent kerfuffle
 As much of the rest of us were gearing up for a relatively quiet holiday season, Apple and Nokia were getting ready to go to battle, reigniting a war that had seemingly gone cold in 2011 with a ...
04:14 pm GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch Heres how to track Santa on Christmas Eve
 As per tradition, Google’s Santa Trackerislive today across Android, Google Maps, and Google.com, helpingparents and children alike track Santa’s journey from the North Pole as he be...
01:45 pm GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch Count down the end of 2016 with 12 Days of Doug
 Is 2016 over yet? Watch 12 Days of Doug on TechCrunch for a new giggle-inducing gadget review everyday this year. What is left of it, at least. From handy kitchen helper to doo-dads that help yo...
11:30 am GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch Cyanogen failed to kill Android, now it is shuttering its services and OS as part of a pivot
 It’s been a rocky few months for Cyanogen, the ambitious startup that aimed to build a better version of Android than Google. It has laid off staff, let go of its CEO and parted ways with ...
03:03 am GMT - Sat, December 24, 2016
Techcrunch Phil Schiller says Apple is working with Consumer Reports in wake of MacBook Pro battery issues
 In a year that’s been largely lackluster for Apple and downright bizarre for battery technologies, Consumer Reports’ refusal to recommend the new MacBook Pro feels like a too perfect...
11:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunchs Favorite Things of 2016
 We made it! 2016, the year that might go down in history books as “The one where the simulation glitched out a little” is… just about over. We see a lot of stuff at TechCrunch....
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Responding to disaster with IoT and SDN mesh
 Communication is always important, but during a disaster it becomes paramount. The internet is the backbone of contemporary communications, from email and Twitter to Instagram and WhatsApp. If w...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Automile raises $7.5 million for fleet vehicle management software
 Automile, a fleet logistics and management startup, has closed a $7.5 million Series A round led by SaaStr with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Niklas Zennstrom, Dawn Capital and Point N...
08:27 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Teslas latest Easter Eggs include a holiday light show and a trip to Mars
 Tesla has a habit of including Easter Eggs (aka hidden software features) in its software updates, and the latest update includes two doozies. The first is a holiday light show for Model X owner...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Tim Cook explains why he met with Trump, Uber stops self-driving pilot in SF
 Uber took its self-driving vehicle fleet to Arizona after being kicked out of San Francisco, Tim Cook cleared up why he met with Trump, and executive level shakeups occurred at Twitter this week...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch After Super Mario Run, Nintendo plans 2 or 3 new mobile games per year
 Super Mario Run may have its detractors, but it’s also managed to rack up nearly 10 million downloads per day in its App Store debut, officially topping 50 million downloads as of Friday. ...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Now Snapchat has Filter Games
 Snapchat wants you to play with your face, not just take pictures of it. New Selfie Lens filter games are starting to appear to users, creating an addicting new Snapchat feature that also inspir...
07:33 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Glu Mobile acquires QuizUp in deal valued at $7.5 million
 The developers of popular celeb-themed games including Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Nicki Minaj: The Empire,Glu Mobile,acquired Plain Vanilla Corp., and its mobile social trivia game QuizUpthis...
07:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Automile raises $7.5 million for fleet vehicle management software
 Automile, a fleet logistics and management startup, has closed a $7.5 million Series A round led by SaaStr with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Atomico Ventures, Dawn Capital and Point N...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Our self-flying car future
 Self-driving cars might be exciting, but not nearly as much as what comes afterwards. Read More ...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce asserted itself in 2016
 Salesforce has always liked to think of itself as an industry irritant, the company that was bucking the status quo and making the established players feel uncomfortable. But this year as the cl...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Russian authorities are trying to unlock iPhone 4S from Russian ambassadors killer
 The off-duty police officer who killed the Russian ambassador in Turkey was shot by Turkish special forces minutes after the crime. He had an iPhone 4S on him, and now, according to MacReports a...
05:57 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Heres what Pokmon GO is doing for its Holiday Event
 After back-to-back Pokemon GO Halloween and Thanksgiving events, everyone was preeeetty sure Niantic would do something to bring players in through the Winter Holidays — but noone really k...
05:18 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Arizona welcomes Ubers autonomy: Its The Daily Crunch
 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on TechCrunch.com. To getThe Daily Crunchin your inbox every day of t...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon launches its newest private label, Wickedly Prime
 Amazon’s push into the private-label business continued this month, with the launch of its latest brand, Wickedly Prime. Unlike Amazon’s more recent entries in the private label spac...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch This battery is powered by bacteria
 Researchers at Binghamton University in New York have created a “bacteria-powered battery on a single sheet of paper.” The project is aimed at creating batteries for disposable micro...
03:21 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Wolfprint 3D raises $500K to bring scanning pods to an airport near you
 3D body scanning isn’t very exciting right now – you can’t really use your scan anywhere except maybe on Thingiverse where people and print you out and create a shrine to you (...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch ABC launches a suite of local news apps for Fire TV
 Disney-ABC is going after cord cutters with the launch of a suite of streaming TV apps for the Fire TV, aimed at bringing ABC stations’ local news to those who don’t pay for cable. T...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch The Dodo is alive and well with 1 billion monthly video views
 Looks like people really do like animal videos. The team at The Dodo (an online publisher focused on those aforementioned animals) told me their videos were viewed 1 billion times in November. T...
02:22 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Baidu and KFCs new smart restaurant suggests what to order based on your face
 Baidu is demonstrating some of its most recent tech advancements in novel ways, including a partnership with KFC China (yes, the fried chicken KFC). The search giant sometimes referred to as the...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch UKs Nutmeg pulls in an extra 12m for its Series D from Taipeis Fubon bank
 Hit UK FinTech startup Nutmeg has raked in another $14.6m (12m) for its Series D round, bringing the total to $51m (42m). The 12m comes from the Taipei Fubon Bank, a subsidiary of Taiwan’s...
01:25 pm GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Most Autopilot features could come to Teslas with updated hardware next week
 Newer Tesla Model S and Model X owners get a big benefit vs. their predecessors – all the sensors and computing power onboard needed to achieve full self-driving when the software’s ...
07:05 am GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Alibaba is back on U.S. blacklist of notorious marketplaces
 The USTR dropped its annual blacklist calling out marketplaces that are rife with counterfeit and pirated goods this week.Many of the shopping centersand sites listed in this “Special 301&...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Jason Kilar on founding Vessel and the wonderful world of customer service
 Jason Kilar’s interest in customer service was sparked by a visit to Disney World when he was 10 years old. The wonder he felt as he walked underneath the train station and out onto Main S...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Uber Ordered to Stop Self-Driving Pilot in SF
Uber stops self-driving pilot in SF, sweet Tesla Gigafactory drone footage, VW dreams of a self-driving future and Tesla won’t let autopiloters speed. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch The Canary Flex is a cool little camera with some kinks to work out
 The security camera space was different when Canary blew past $1.9 million in pledges on Indiegogo way back in 2013. These days, it’s a packed space with high-profile competition from Nest...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter overcharged video advertisers, issues refunds
 Now it’s Twitter copying Facebook… but in the worst way. Following several embarrassing disclosures of inaccurate metrics by Facebook, today Business Insider’s Alex Heath broke...
12:33 am GMT - Fri, December 23, 2016
Techcrunch Uber explains why it looks like its app is still tracking your location, long after drop-off
 Uber responded today to reports thatits app continuesto check users’ locations even when they hadn’t used the ride-hailing service for days or weeks. The company explained that the i...
11:57 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook kills off exact location sharing in Nearby Friends, adds Wave
 Nearby Friends didn’t turn into the Foursquare-killer it could have been, but Facebook is still trying to help people meet up in person…with a few changes. Facebook has removed the p...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Autonomous cars seen as smarter than human drivers
 PwC released the results of its latest survey on the future of automotive technology, and it seems Americans are coming around to the idea of autonomous cars, ride hailing and car sharing. So mu...
11:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch In 2017, Airbnb needs to grow into your full-fledged travel bookings hub
 Airbnb can find you a well-appointed place to crashduring your next big trip, but it’d really prefer to hang out every step of the way. To that end, in2017, we can expect Airbnb to expand ...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Uber lawsuit alleges employees were misled on equity compensation
 An Uber employee has filed a lawsuitaccusingthe company of misleading employees about their equity compensation. Uber “devised a fraudulent scheme to recruit highly sought software enginee...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla tops 2016 Consumer Reports customer satisfaction survey
 Tesla has claimed the top spot in the annual Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey, which polls subscribers about their cars and their feelings towards the brands that make them. 91 percent...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch How technology is merging with the human body
 The gulf between “human” and “machine” is closing. Machine learning has enabled virtual reality to feel more “real” than ever before, and AI’s replicati...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch The top 7 trends in the auto industry for 2017
 In an industry such as automotive where technology is pouring in at an unprecedented rate, incipient trends are multiplying like vehicles on the roadways at rush hour. Some trends for 2017 are i...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Signal for Android update ducks censorship, adds stickers and doodles
 As mainstream interest in online privacy expands, Signal wants to grow along with it. This week, the app added two features, one a serious response to international censorship and the other a li...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Google hits the reset button
 This year, however, it moved it out (and outdoors) to an amphitheater in Mountain View, right next to its campus. Looking back, that move now feels symbolic.In many ways, 2016 was a year of chan...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Uber deploying self-driving cars from San Francisco pilot in Arizona instead
 Uber will be rolling out its third-generation self-driving test vehicles, which are sensor-lated Volvo XC90 SUVs, in Arizona following their loss of registration in California. An Uber spokesper...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch ClusterHQ, an early player in the container ecosystem, calls it quits
 ClusterHQ, an early player in the container DevOps ecosystem, today announced that it is shutting down operations immediately. “Unfortunately, it’s often the pioneers who end up with...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch LG takes the fun out of CES by announcing five phones ahead of time
 That’s one way avoid the CES scrum – just go ahead and start making all of your announcements before the show even starts. LG will likely still have a few other tricks up its sleeve ...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter didnt fix itself in 2016 and Wall Street isnt happy
 Layoffs, a borked acquisition and continued tepid user growth defined Twitter in 2016. And these are all things that make Twitter’s future uncertain, which we know Wall Street does not lik...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Android Wear 2.0 debuts on two partner flagship smartwatches in early 2017
 Google will debut two “flagship smartwatches” running Android Wear 2.0 in the first quarter of 2017, according to a new report from The Verge, citing information direct from Android ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go arrives on the Apple Watch
 Following an erroneous report claiming that Niantic’s plans to bring Pokmon Go to the Apple Watch were canceled, the company todayput those rumors to rest with more than a merestatement: i...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch This bed with built-in subwoofer, TV, lamp and power outlets may be your last purchase, ever
 Furlenco’s new “Pod” might just be the most outrageous product hitting the market this holiday season.The Bangalore, India based furniture rental startup has always had a pench...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook temporarily banned a social justice activist for commenting on racism
 Facebook temporarily removed content from social justice activist and co-founder of Safety Pin Box Leslie Mac, and banned her from the social network.*The ban was originally in effect for 24 hou...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Watch how far Teslas Gigafactory has come in new drone footage
 Tesla’s first Gigafactory officially opened on July 29 of this year, but it’s far from finished – only three of the planned total 21 Gigafactory “blocks” were ready...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla update caps Autopilot at posted speed limit on undivided roads
 Tesla is pushing out an update that will cap the max speed of Autopilot at the posted speed limit while using Autosteer, which controls the wheel while maintaining the car’s lane when enga...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Panas travel companion app goes free, can automatically check you into flights
 Pana,a travel companion that organizes your plans and sends personalized trip alerts, is now making its app free to challenge rivals like TripIt, Google Trips and others. First launched two year...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch AWS catapulted Amazon into a breakout 2016 on Wall Street
 You could argue that 2016 was the breakout year for Amazon’s cloud computing service, AWS — and Wall Street knows that an even bigger wave is coming next year.Amazon’s retail b...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch One barrier to diversity in tech is a culture of genius
 It’s no secret that the tech industry struggles with diversity. While there are a number of factors limiting progress, one that’s often overlooked is the industry’s fixed minds...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch TCL will be launching new Blackberry handsets soon
 TCL isn’t wasting any time getting into the BlackBerry business. A week ago today, the Acatel manufacturer announced that it was officially becoming the major global partner for BlackBerry...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch A $250 million office space is vying to be the future home for New Yorks startup culture
 Three years might as well be 50 in startup land. It’s hard to say precisely where New York City’s tech community will be by the time 2020 rolls around, but living in the Big Apple ce...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Raspberry Pis Pixel for PC and Mac breathes new life into old computers
 Pixel is a lightweight operating system with a clean desktop UI releasedby the foundation behind the affordable, tinker-friendly Raspberry Pi $35 computer in September, and now it’s availa...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Runs buying population is already declining
 Super Mario Run may be the first mobile app to pass 40 million downloads in four days’ time on Apple’s App Store, but the game’s payment model has been controversial for its hi...
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Going to CES? Join us at the official Hardware Battlefield Party in Las Vegas
 There ain’t no party like a TechCrunch party because at a TechCrunch party you can meet investors who may or may not give you a term sheet for your hardware startup . That’s why w...
02:07 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Volkswagen teases a self-driving EV concept with retractable steering wheel
 Volkswagen is extending the I.D. concept family it debuted at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year with a new concept car in the same line to be fully revealed at the North American Internatio...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch The NBA is launching its own fantasy game you can play while watching live basketball
 While it’s clear thatdaily fantasy sportsgames like the ones offered by DraftKings and FanDuel make watching sports more exciting, theyaren’t necessarily the best companion if you...
01:57 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch The new Barnes&Noble Nooks come with free malware
 Barnes & Noble began outsourcing its Nook e-readers a few years ago after a partnership with Samsung and their latest $50 Nook 7 android tablet, announced last month, shows us how that has w...
01:57 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch The new Barnes & Noble Nooks come with free malware
 Barnes & Noble began outsourcing its Nook e-readers a few years ago after a partnership with Samsung and their latest $50 Nook 7 android tablet, announced last month, shows us how that has w...
01:48 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Xplenty raises another $4 million to help you integrate all your data
 The internet has changed a lot over the last two decades, but many companies are still using legacy technologies to extract, transform and load their data into warehouses. One new entrant, Xplen...
01:28 pm GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk says Teslas vision neural net for Autopilot is now working well
 Tesla is making progress towards its goal of making its latest cars fully self-driving, according to Elon Musk sharing some updates about the project, and about Enhanced Autopilot, the improved ...
04:47 am GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch New regulations could limit Didis taxi on-demand service in Chinas top cities
 There’s trouble in China for ride-sharing services after authorities in Beijing and Shanghai instituted new regulations that forbid people not officially registered as living in either cit...
04:20 am GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Mario Run Breaks App Store Record
Mario Run Breaks App Store record with 40 million downloads, OurMine hacks Marvel and Netflix Twitter accounts, Snap opens R&D office in China, SARA is Facebook’s new innovation advantage an...
01:31 am GMT - Thu, December 22, 2016
Techcrunch Uber stops San Francisco self-driving pilot as DMV revoked registrations
 Uber has confirmed that it will stop its self-driving pilot in San Francisco, following a meeting today with the California DMV and Attorney General’s office. The DMV revoked the registrat...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Nokia reignites Apple patent battle with a spate of new lawsuits
 Five years after burying the hatchet with Apple, Nokia’s back at it again. The one-time phone making juggernaut announced this week that it’s ready to go back to court in a big way, ...
11:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apps for holiday shopping
 Slice Online shoppers may want to check out Slice, which makes it easier to monitor shipments. There’s no need to input any tracking codes because the app syncs with your email to notify y...
11:50 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Check out the 2016 TechCrunch Gift Guide
https://techcrunch.com/gifts/ Read More ...
11:42 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch BitTorrent Lives cable-killer P2P video app finally hits iOS
 Cable companies rule TV because they control the expensive wires and satellites that can deliver low-latency live content at scale. Cable companies can then dictate how much per monthly paying s...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Neurable nets $2 million to build brain-controlled software for AR and VR
 As consumers get their first taste of voice-controlled home robots and motion-based virtual realities, a quiet swath of technologists are thinking big picture about what comes after that. The an...
10:41 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Refurbished Apple Watches are now available through the official store
 It was only about a month ago that Apple finally added the iPhone to its refurbished online offerings, along with iMacs and MacBooks, and now the company’s got another key addition. Starti...
10:29 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Waymo enters formal talks with Honda to collaborate on self-driving
 Former Google self-driving car project Waymo is wasting no time demonstrating its readiness to enter into commercial agreements — the Alphabet-owned autonomous driving technology company i...
09:58 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Disneys making Snapchat shows, and the first is an aftershow for The Bachelor
 Disney’s ABC TV group is embarking on a journey into Snapchat original programming creation, and it’s starting with The Bachelor, its storied 21-season franchise which chronicles the...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Misfit shoots for simple with the Phase hybrid smartwatch
 I’ve been mostly enjoying my time with the Phase, thus far. It might be all the time I spent with the Gear S3 of late, but it feels good having a relatively reasonably sized watch on again...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Semantic Machines hopes to best Google in the conversational AI game
 I believe it wasSartre who wisely said hell is conversational AI. Despite the best intentionsof engineers, today’s machine learning really is the savior and handicapof personal assistants....
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch This guy combined an iPhone and an HTC Vive to make a Virtual Camera (sort of like the ones used for Avatar and Inside Out)
 When a movie is more CG than it is real — think movies like Avatar or any of Pixar’s stuff, where all or nearly all of the environment is rendered — a new challenge appears: th...
09:21 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Everyone got into the tech M&A game in 2016
 Neither public markets nor tech giants offered any solace in 2016 for the ever-growing list of private unicorns. There are 180 tech companies circling the runway with valuations over $1 billion,...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Move over Cas9, CRISPR-Cas3 might hold the key to solving the antibiotics crisis
 Researchers at North Carolina-based Locus Biosciences think they have a potential cure for antibiotic resistance using CRISPR’s lesser known Cas3 enzyme. Most of the interest in CRISPR tec...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch GM taps 500 Startups to find early-stage investments in upcoming classes
 GM has made a number of big acquisitions and investments in the past few years. It picked up self-driving company Cruise earlier this yearand dropped $500 million into Lyft, Uber’s biggest...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Zuckerberg implies Facebook is a media company, just not a traditional media company
 Mark Zuckerberg gave new insights about how he sees Facebook’s role in informing the world today during a Live video one-on-one year-end chat with COO Sheryl Sandberg. Facebook’s CEO...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Artificial leaf captures light to power drug production
 Drug production is generally a matter of big factories churning out millions of aspirin or ibuprofen tablets a day, but there’s a lot to be said for manufacturing common drugs on a small s...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Top 10 digital media predictions for 2017
 It’s that time of the season again. Here are my Top 10 predictions for digital media in 2017. Read More ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch The rise of the family office venture investor
 VC dollars aren’t as readily available as they were in previous years, and for the companies that are receiving funding, they’re finding that the terms are becoming increasingly less...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Backtrace, a debugging startup led by former AppNexus engineers, raises $5M
 Debugging startup Backtrace I/O was launched to solve a real problem that its founders faced when they were engineers at ad-tech company AppNexus — at least according to Backtrace CEO and ...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Senator Al Franken asks Uber for more clarity on new location data sharing
 U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) has penned an open letter to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick asking the executive to either provide more transparency around its recent changes to user location da...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Grace Hopper organizers finally release their own diversity report
 After years of advocating for diversity and inclusion, and telling tech companies how to improve in that area, the Anita Borg Institute has released a diversity report of its own. The Anita Borg...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Government requests for Facebook user data up 27 percent in first half of 2016
 Facebook released its latest transparency report today, detailing government requests for user data for the first half of 2016. According to the report, government requests for account data incr...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks VIP app Mentions adds Live video drafts, comment blacklists, replay trimming
 Facebook is turning its public figures-only Mentions app into a handheld video studio with a slew of new Live broadcasting featuresrolling out the next few weeks. Mentions on iOS and Androidwill...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch The rise of 4chan politics
 We are entering an era when our digital lives spill out uncontrollably into our “real” lives. Whether or not you believe these two are separate, I would wager that the mass of humani...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks secretive hardware team signs rapid collaboration deal with 17 universities
 Facebook’s shadowy Building 8 research team needs help from academia to invent futuristic hardware. But today’s pace of innovation doesn’t allow for the standard 9-12 month tur...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters 2016 talent flight: Its The Daily Crunch
 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on TechCrunch.com. To getThe Daily Crunchin your inbox every day of t...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Alphabet tried to convince Wall Street its not just a search engine this year
 Google (or Alphabet, if you prefer) has long been plagued with a problem with its advertising business: while the number of ads people are clicking on has been growing, the value of those ads ha...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Snap Inc. has a new China tech R&D office focused on Spectacles
 Spectacles seem to be a hit for Snapchat parent Snap Inc., thought their unconventional rollout via pop-up shops (including a new one at a Dave & Busters in Illinois this morning) makes it h...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Apples bulletproof Wall Street growth story came to a halt this year
 This year was an interesting one in a long time for Apple — but not necessarily in a good way.iPhones aren’t selling the way they used to, the Apple Watch isn’t a big hit, and ...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Family-friendly streaming service VidAngel refuses to shut down, despite court order
 Family friendly streaming serviceVidAngelis refusing to shut down, in defiance of a court order issued earlier in December. The service, which alters copyrighted material in order to remove adul...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch You can now Uber to people directly, and use custom Snapchat filters as you ride
 Uber has some late 2016 feature additions it’s unveiling Wednesday, including a way to hail a ride directly to people in your contacts list, and a new Snapchat team-up that opens access to...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Chariot offering free holiday transit services around Tahoe ski resort
 Chariot’s roots may be in easing the grinding urban commute in the San Francisco Bay area, but the crowdsourced commute company is getting a little more recreational with a pilot holiday s...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch What to expect from CES 2017
 For most, this week marks the beginning of the holiday season. Presents and office parties and an extra day off here and there. In the tech world, it means we’re a mere two weeks away from...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch U.S. wearables market is doing much worse than expected
 Apple may still be claiming that sales of its Apple Watch are “doing great,” but overall, the wearable device category is failing to grow at the rates forecasted earlier. According t...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Enterprise social comes roaring back
 You’ll be forgiven if you missed it, but lost in the avalanche of this year’s tech news, enterprise socialsoftware made an impressive comeback. Led by products like Slack, Workplace ...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch OurMine hacks Netflixs U.S. Twitter account
 OurMine is up to its old tricks again, with an attack on Netflix’s official U.S. Twitter account. The hacking team has been responsible for taking over a number of high-profile Twitter acc...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch OurMine hacks Netflix, Marvel Twitter accounts
 OurMine is up to its old tricks again, with an attack on Netflix’s official U.S. Twitter account. The hacking team has been responsible for taking over a number of high-profile Twitter acc...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run breaks records with 40 million downloads in its first 4 days
 Nintendo has confirmed what we all knew was likely – Super Mario Run got a lot of downloads at launch. The company says that the app was downloaded over 40 million times during its first f...
12:32 pm GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Brain-training app Peak sells majority stake to French publisher Hachette
 Something of a sleeper hit, the makers of Peak — a subscription-based service specifically designed to entertain a user while simultaneously exercising their cognitive skills — have ...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch EU court rejects data retention law, throwing cold water on UKs Snoopers Charter
 The highest court in Europe today ruledthat “general and indiscriminate” data retention directivescontraveneEuropean Union law — dealinga significantblow to governmentsand orga...
10:36 am GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Bringing Europe together at The Europas, London, 13 June, 2017
 It’s time to mark your diaries for June 13, 2017 for The Europas Tech Conference & Awards TechCrunch is the exclusive media partner for the one-day event which takes a different approa...
08:11 am GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Uber losses expected to hit $3 billion in 2016 despite revenue growth
 Uber’s lossesaregrowing from $2.2 billion last year to an expected$3 billion this year, according to multiple reports this week fromThe Informationand others. It’s hard to fathom Ube...
05:48 am GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch iStockNow tells you which Apple Stores have AirPods in stock right now
 One of the best things about Apple’s retail strategy is that when it comes to inventory, they don’t ignore their brick-and-morter stores like some other retailers do. So while the in...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Cyclists Dont Like Ubers Self-Driving Cars
The U.S. Navy deploys a few drone boats, First Round’s annual holiday video gets released, 7-Eleven and Flirtey get us closer to drone delivery and cyclists don’t like Uber’s self-dr...
02:59 am GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch With a bet on diversity, Blizzard reveals Overwatchs queer character
 After months of hinting, Blizzard finally revealed which member of Overwatch’s colorful cast of characters counts themselves part of the LGBTQ community. The much-anticipated reveal came i...
01:48 am GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch BMW to open a new autonomous driving development center near Munich
 BMW has already staked its claim in the self-driving production timeline, with plans to release an autonomous electric car by 2021. To help meet that goal, the carmaker is opening a dedicated fa...
01:29 am GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Turkey maintains Tor block, flicks social networks offline for 12 hours
 In light of theassassination of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, Turkey further tightened its already restrictive limits on certain forms of internet use. The most recent censorship thrust foll...
12:37 am GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch The White Houses report on AI and the economy warns of increasing inequality
 The White House has issued a sequel to its October report on how the U.S. should approach artificial intelligence and its effects on various groups and institutions. Today’s report focuses...
12:11 am GMT - Wed, December 21, 2016
Techcrunch Uber, California DMV and Attorney Generals office to meet on Wednesday
 Uber is going to meet with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles and the state’s Attorney General’s office on Wednesday afternoon, as first reported bySan Francisco Busines...
11:33 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch The top artificial intelligence stories of 2016
 Artificial intelligence is a phrase on everyone’s lips, but when you think about it, it’s rather hard to define, isn’t it? Turns out people have been trying for a long time, an...
11:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Nielsen will acquire Tribune-owned Gracenote for $560M
 Tribune Media Company announced today that it has agreed to sell Gracenote (which provides metadata around TV, music and other media) to Nielsen. Gracenote says it provides the data for 12 milli...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Automakers arent really advertising electric vehicles
 There are more plug-in vehicles available now than there were a decade ago, and the sales of those vehicles are growing. Sales of electric vehicles are up about a third this year over last year,...
10:07 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Greylock just hired Josh McFarland, who sold his Greylock-backed company to Twitter
 James Slavet says he has been trying to recruit entrepreneur Josh McFarland for eight years. That’s just two years after Slavet joined the early-stage venture firm Greylock Partners as a p...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Cloud security vendor Zscaler bats away patent infringement lawsuit
 Symantec, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies, closed its giant acquisitionof Blue Coat Systems in August, ushering in a new regimeunder incoming CEO Greg Clark. He hasnR...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch How Googles Search business and humanitys information is disappearing
 Search, Google’s crown jewel, and humanity’s way of finding the world’s information, has big problems. These problems threaten the internet as we know it; if they’re allo...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters CTO Adam Messinger is leaving the company
 Twitter CTO Adam Messinger, who has been the company’s CTO for almost four years and with the company for five years, said he was leaving the company today. He made the announcement in ...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters CTO Adam Messinger is leaving the company along with VP of product Josh McFarland
 Twitter CTO Adam Messinger, who has been the company’s CTO for almost four years and with the company for five years, said today he was leaving the company. Twitter VP of product Josh McFa...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch You wont be able to fix Apple AirPods yourself and you probably shouldnt try
 When it comes to headphones — particularly those of the in-ear variety — DIY repairs are generally a no-go. If it’s a frayed wire shorting out, sure, grab your soldering iron a...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Hondas CES teaser reveals community car smarts, personal mobility plans
 Honda is going to reveal a number of announcements around its forthcoming “cooperative mobility ecosystem” at this year’s CES in January, and the car maker just dropped a tease...
08:27 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Moth eyes inspired the design of this hypersensitive camera
 If you wanted to see in the dark, you could do worse than follow the example of moths, which have of course made something of a speciality of it. That, at least, is what NASA researchers did whe...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch I blame all of us for this terrible trailer for The Emoji Movie
 Listen, it’s not only your fault that The Emoji Movie is a thing that exists; but you’re at least partly to blame. And so am I. We all have to deal with the fact that this movie got ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Live Audio makes talk radio social, starting with the BBC
 Book readings, interviews, and news radio are coming to Facebook thanks to its new Live Audio feature launching today with a few publishers and authors before opening up next year for everyone. ...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch 7-Eleven delivers 77 packages via drone in first month of routine service
 In the most brand synergistic accomplishment of all time, convenience chain 7-Eleven has completed 77 drone deliveries during month one of its commercial service in Reno, Nevada. Yes, that’...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Uber brilliantly sets self-driving battle at permission, not existence
 Should Uber’s self-driving taxisbe allowed on the road? If Uber’sshrewd strategy plays out, we’ll never even ask. Instead, Uber wants to divert everyone’s attention to a ...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Sling TV set to debut the AirTV Player, which combines local channels, Slings service & Netflix
 Reports that streaming TV service Sling TV is launching its own TV tuner box are now confirmed, thanks to the appearance of a landing page for the “AirTV Player” which has popped up ...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Oracle senior staffer resigns after CEO joins Trump transition team
 A senior staff member of Oracle Corp., George A. Polisner, has resignedafter the enterprise tech titan’s co-CEO, Safra Catz, joined the Trump transition team and stated her enthusiasm for ...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks Instant Verification app login platform replaces two-factor where SMS fails
 Two-factor authentication via SMS code can be a huge headache if you’re somewhere that you can’t receive text messages, whether that’s a remote location or on a plane. So Faceb...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons EC2 Container Service adds support for Windows Containers
 With the launch of Windows Server 2016 three months ago, Microsoft gave its users the ability to use the Docker engine to run containers on Windows server. This meant developers could now packag...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch LGs MacBook Pro-focused 5K display goes on sale
 It won’t arrive until well after the holiday, sure, but that fancy27-inch display LG created for the new MacBook Pros is now officially available on Apple’s site. The new monitor, wh...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Personalization company Dynamic Yield raises $22M and adds Baidu as an investor
 Dynamic Yield, a company offering tools to help online businesses deliver personalized experiences, has raised $22 million in series C funding. CEOLiad Agmon told me that he started Dynamic Yiel...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Mark Zuckerbergs Morgan Freeman-voiced Jarvis AI in action
 Mark Zuckberberg has posted a new video of his homemade Jarvis AI assistant in action. The Facebook CEO detailed his progress with this project in a longer text post on Monday, but Tuesday’...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Prisma launches a social feed to see if style can transfer into a platform
 Prisma, the app that popularized style transfer to apply art-esque filters to photos and videos after launching this summer, is finally attempting to turn itself into more than just a cool tool....
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Transit app begins crowdsourcing data to provide accurate, real-time info
 If you’ve ever used transit directions from any app, you’ll know that sometimes their estimates of how long a trip can take will be wildly inaccurate. That’s true for Transit, ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch LaunchDarkly gets $8.7M to get access to the right features in front of right users
 LaunchDarkly originally launched to nail a big pain point for developers that has been a luxury at larger companies for a while — soft-launching features and new code for a small set of us...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram Stories launches overlaid Stickers for locations, emoji, and seasons
 Instagram is launching its answer to Snapchat geofilters, offering a way to spice up your photos and videos with Stickers that display basic location names, time, weather, and emoji. There’...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Magna taps Innoviz for LiDAR to add to its autonomous driving system
 Global automaker supply leader Magna International is teaming up with LiDAR-maker Innoviz to help fill out its sensor fusion picture for self-driving vehicles, the companies announced Tuesday. T...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo Switch could more than double its graphics power when docked
 Nintendo is doing something interesting with its next console, the Switch, which is targeting a March 2017 release window. The Switch will be able to operate as a mobile game device, using its b...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run sees 37 million downloads, $14 million in revenue in first 3 days
 Nintendo’s investors haven’t been happy with the performance of the new iPhone game, “Super Mario Run,” which has led to falling share prices over concerns with the game&...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch HTC is launching something just after CES
 There’s probably something to be said for skipping CES altogether – or at the very least, saving your big news for another week. After all, there’s no better week of the year t...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch EFF urges companies to prepare for more surveillance and censorship
 The Electronic Frontier Foundation – a group of tech pioneers trying to keep the Internet open and free – have published an open letter to tech companies pleading them to prepare for...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Good luck getting an Amazon Echo for the holidays if you havent already ordered
 You’re no doubt familiar with the correlation between snoozing and losing. The law seems to be in full effect for Amazon’s wildly popular Echo offerings in these final few days ahead...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch The U.S. Navy is using drone boat swarms to keep harbors safe
 The U.S. Navy is testing a team of drone boats to protect harbors here and abroad. The boats, which are basically autonomous versions of the Rigid Hull Inflatable, are connected to a AI routing ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch First Round pushes the holiday video meme to the max
First Round Capital has become known for many things in its 12-year-history, like the high marks it receives from founders;the smart content it produces; and the newer annual, “state of startups...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch TPG is raising $2 billion for a social impact fund called Rise
 Bill McGlashan, who oversees TPG Growth— the growth investing platform of the global firm TPG— is reportedly fundraising right now for a $2 billion vehicle called Rise that will seek...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook debuts shareable moments at the top of the News Feed, starting with holiday cards
 Facebook today is rolling out a new program that will place messages at the top of your News Feed which prompt users to discuss and share moments that are happening in the world, including the h...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Disrupt London was the biggest yet: 2,300 people, 2.5M video views, 150 press
 There’s few reasons why TechCrunch Disrupt (sign up here to get news about the next one) is so effective for startups. The combination of breaking news on stage and brand new companies in ...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Disrupt London was the biggest yet: 2,300 people, 3.5M video views, 150 press
 There’s few reasons why TechCrunch Disrupt (sign up here to get news about the next one) is so effective for startups. The combination of breaking news on stage and brand new companies in ...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Google.org donates $30 million to help nonprofits buy the tech they need
 Google.org is donating $30 million to non-profits this holiday so that they canbuy any tech and related services that they need including hardware, software, training and IT maintenance or repai...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Join me tomorrow for a pre-holiday New York Micro-Meetup
 The holidays are upon us and I’m holding another micro-meetup as part of the NYSG at Houston Hall on December 21 at 7pm. This is another meet and greet event for networking and some light ...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Revenues are down, but BlackBerrys earnings still give investors hope as the company pivots
 It took BlackBerry a long time to get to this point, and it may take them a while to get out. But while the Canadian corporation’s most recent earnings still have plenty of bleak spots, th...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch You can now add a virtual Touch Bar to your Mac with Duet Display
 If you have an iPad, you have a very capable external display for your computer using Duet Display, and now you can also experience Apple’s new Touch Bar without having to pick up a new co...
01:54 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Bragis The Headphone is shipping to customers slower than expected
 Bragi has to break bad news to customers awaiting its new wireless earbuds, The Headphone. The cord-free gadget performed well in our testing of a pre-production sample, but Bragi senta note to ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Viber adds one-touch video messaging, in-chat bots with Wikipedia, Giphy and more
 On the heels of Kik and Facebook’s Messenger adding in new video features yesterday, one of their old rivals Viber is announcinga new video tool of its own: users can now use Viber to send...
12:32 pm GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch SRI spinoff SuperFlex raises $9.6M to pursue powered clothing
 A spinoff from the robot veterans at SRI is making a big bet on ubiquitous soft robotics: SuperFlex aims to establish a new product category with what it calls “powered clothing.” Th...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Expanding fitness wearables in Africa, Garmin launches a watch line in Ghana with MTN
 Garmin has partnered with mobile telecom giant MTN to launch a line of fitness watches in Ghana. The GPS navigation and sports tech company will offer its vivoFit3, vivoMove, vivoActive, Fenix3,...
10:35 am GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers self-driving cars put cyclists at risk, warns bike advocate group
Uber, the transportation-on-demand behemoth,courted controversythis past week when it started totest itsself-driving cars on public roads in San Franciscowithout the state’spermission.Today, Ube...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Price f(x) raises 4M Series A for pricing optimization SaaS
 Price f(x), a pricing optimization SaaS, has raised 4 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Prague-based Credo Ventures, and London-based Talis Capital. Noteworthy, this is the first...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch eSUB Construction Software raises $5 million to help subcontractors track jobs and get paid
 A San Diego startup called eSUB Construction Software has raised $5 million in a Series A round led byRevolutionVenturesaccording to President and CEOWendy Rogers. The company’s cloud-base...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Zuckerberg Gets One Step Closer to Jarvis
Waymo gets 100 new Chrysler Pacifica minivans outfitted with Waymo technology, Starry raises another $30 million, Elon Musk wants to build tunnels because of his reaction to traffic, Zuckerberg gets u...
01:21 am GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch iPrice raises $4M for its e-commerce aggregator service in Southeast Asia
 iPrice, an 18-month old e-commerce aggregation service that’s active in seven countries in Southeast Asia, has closed a $4 million Series A funding round. Read More ...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, December 20, 2016
Techcrunch New York City brings smartphone payments to metered parking
 Starting this week, metered parking spots in midtown Manhattan are going mobile with a new system that lets drivers pay via smartphone. The new ParkNYC app is tied to a car’s license plate...
11:44 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Apples Tim Cook assures employees that it is committed to the Mac and that great desktops are coming
 One of the memes to come out of the somewhat contentious rollout of the MacBook Pro is that Apple has given up on the desktop Mac. Given the slower upgrade cycle of desktops and how well my Reti...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs Gear S3 goes a little too big
 Samsung’s never shied away from going big. Big phones, big TVs, big watches. In fact, that was one of the defining characteristics for the first few generations of the Gear line, the first...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch NASA tech could track firefighters where GPS cant reach
 In the chaotic environment of a fire or disaster area, knowing where your fellow firefighters and first responders are is of the utmost important, but GPS and other positional tracking systems a...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Cook explains to Apple employees why he met with President-elect Trump
 In a series of answers to questions posted on Apple’s internal employee info service Apple Web today, CEO Tim Cook commented to employees on some hot button topics. One of those was why he...
10:32 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Hyundais future mobility plans include wearable robotic assistants
 Hyundai has revealed some details around how it’s exploring autonomous driving, and the carmaker is also looking other aspects of personal mobility, via robotics. This is not unique to Hyu...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts plan to use machine learning to improve eyecare in India
 Competition that results in better care for people suffering fromvisual impairments is the right kind of competition. Following a path similar tothat of Google’s DeepMind, Microsoft India ...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch 5-year, 2-petabyte digital survey of the night sky is the largest ever released
 Astronomers have a powerful new resource in the Pan-STARRS survey of the night sky, carried out over five years and half a million exposures from the top of Mauna Kea on Maui. The two petabytes ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Putting data back into the hands of owners
 Ever wondered why your physician owns the information from your blood work? Or why your dentist owns your x-rays. Or some financial services company owns your credit information? Most people for...
08:49 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch HandUp just expanded its gift card program for homeless people in SF
 HandUp, a startup combatting homelessness, just announced the expansion of its gift card program in San Francisco.The $25 gift cards, which HandUp launchedlast August, enables homeless people to...
08:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs slim Notebook 9 line gets a boost
 Samsung’s gone the simple route with its latest notebooks – right down to the Notebook 9 name, which likely unintentionally invokes a very Cat’s Cradle vibe. Less then a year a...
08:32 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo learns a multi-billion dollar lesson that Mario is no guarantee for success
 Nintendo has not had a good past few days, despite its original superstar Mario finally hitting the iPhone. The company’s shares have dropped about 15% in the past five days, which once ag...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Hyundais self-driving system aims at affordability
 Automaker Hyundai wants you to know that it’s also embracing the race to autonomous driving – but it’s also hoping to do so in a way that differs from the approaches of most au...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch A strange tale of Central European startups, angry investors, and secret NDAs
 Last month a strange story appeared in the Polish press. It was about an American consultant living in Denver who had been “preying” on Polish startups, promising them investor conta...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch 79 percent of Americans now shop online, but its cost more than convenience that sways them
 Eight in 10Americans are now shopping online, according to a new study from Pew Research out this morning. That’s 79 percent of U.S. consumers who shop on the web or their phones, up from ...
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook encourages text statuses with new colored backgrounds
 Facebook’s core attraction isn’t news articles you could find anywhere, it’s intimate posts from your real friends. That explains why Facebook is trying to make highly personal...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Zuckerbergs Jarvis home AI is like an Alexa that learns your musical tastes
 Mark Zuckerberg set himself an ambitious personal project for 2016 – build a connected artificial assistant to help him automate certain tasks at home, including things like controlling th...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Techs 2016 in diversity, and more cars that drive themselves: Its The Daily Crunch
 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on TechCrunch.com. To getThe Daily Crunch in your inbox every day of ...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook will launch the first preview of React VR later this week
 Facebook published a blog post with plenty of year-end vanity stats about its open source project today, but in an email to us, the company also announced that it is about to launch the VR versi...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook launches the first preview of React VR
 Facebook published a blog post with plenty of year-end vanity stats about its open source project today, but in an email to us, the company also announced that it is about to launch the VR versi...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch 7 good value gifts for the budget PC gamer
 We’re getting down to the wire in terms of getting holiday gifts, but if you’re looking for presents for a gamer in your life with big aspirations, but also don’t want to spend...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger launches 6-screen group video chat with selfie masks
 Teen app sensation Houseparty will get some competition as Facebook Messenger is launchingits own split-screen group video chat feature. 6 users can appear insplit-screen at the time and don Sna...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Amigo helps you stop texting and start hanging with your friends
 Social planning is a tough nut to crack, but a new app called Amigo is looking to make a difference when it comes to how we hang out with our friends.The premise behind Amigo is that we spend to...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter will live stream the Golden Globes red carpet pre-show
 The Golden Globes’ red carpet is coming to Twitter. That’s right: not the award show itself, but rather the pre-show event where the celebs walk the red carpet and are interviewed by...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch EU asks whether the financial sectors use of big data needs new rules
 European financial regulators are worried that big data techniques might result in restrictions on consumer access to products and services in future, and are considering whether new rules might...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the first official trailer for Blade Runner 2049
 Blade Runner‘s sequel is nearly upon us, and now we have a first official trailer to help whet our appetites. The Denis Villeneuve-directed sci-fi epic looks like it’ll retain a lot ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch A look back on tech diversity and inclusion in 2016
 The quest to achieve diversity and inclusion in the tech industry is still in full swing. In the past year, we’ve seen some progress made on the D&I front, but not without hiccups alon...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Momentos new app turns your own photos into GIFs you can decorate and share
 One of the more clever apps tolaunch on theiMessage App Store is Momento, an app thatautomatically turns your photos into GIFs for easy sharing. Now thisapp is available ina standalone format to...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Starry Internets broadband beaming technology raises another $30 million
 Since the covers came off Starry Internet early last year, the startup has mostly been in trial mode, rolling out its unique technology in a limited trial around its Boston headquarters and show...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Fire tablets updated with kids reading app, Amazon Rapids, and a more powerful Alexa
 Amazon Rapids, the tech company’s newattempt at getting children interested in reading through a chat-based mobile app, is arriving today on Amazon Fire tablets. The app was first introduc...
02:37 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Heres how Montral is turning to Bluetooth to address traffic congestion
 Connected city infrastructure and cars that talk back could potentially do a lot to help ease traffic conditions, but in the meantime, the city of Montral in Quebec, Canada is using a more immed...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Enemies no longer, Uber strikes partnership with Indonesias second largest taxi firm
 Uber is the scourge of taxi drivers worldwide, but sometimes the two can pull in the same direction. Like in Indonesia today, for example, where Uber inked a partnership with the country’s...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Kik adds group video chat to its messaging app
 Kik, the chat app that’s hugely popular with teens and young people in North America, is finally adding video chat to its service. Video with a twist, that is. Read More ...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch BlackBerry opens a research center for self-driving tech in Canada
 A former smartphone powerhouse wants to be an instrumental part of the coming smart car revolution, and BlackBerry is deepening its investment int he field with a new autonomous driving research...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Xura buys Mitel Mobility for $385M and Ranzure to double down on 5G
 After failing to complete its mergerwith Polycom earlier this year when Polycom instead got acquired by Siris Capital, today Mitel Networks soldbegan theprocess of streamlining its business to g...
12:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch AR display maker Lumus grabs $30M in new funding from HTC, Quanta
 Like many startupsthat have beenin the AR space for more than acouple years, Lumusgot its start building tech for the military where its optics technology was integratedinto the helmets of Air F...
11:52 am GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch OneWeb raises $1.2B to offer satellite-based internet services as soon as 2019
 The battle for satellite-powered internet is heating up. Weeks after Tesla asked the U.S. government for permission to launch a service powered by thousands of satellites above the Earth, rival ...
10:42 am GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch OS builder Thundersoft buys UI maker Rightware for $68M to expand in automotive
 Thundersoft, a company out of China that designs operating systems for drones and other connected devices, hasmade an acquisition to drive deeper into automotive technology: it has paid 64 milli...
07:20 am GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers Middle Eastern rival Careem raises $350M at a $1B valuation
 2016 is almost out but there’s just time to anoint one more ride-sharing unicorn. Careem, one of Uber’s lower profile rivals in emerging markets, has taken a step into the global lim...
05:32 am GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Online Korean beauty retailer Memebox raises $60M more to sharpen its focus on the U.S.
 Memebox, a Y Combinator startup that sells Korean beauty products in the U.S. and Asia, has raised $60 million. The cash is an extension of the firm’s Series C round which initially closed...
05:08 am GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Indias NoBroker raises $7M more to connect home owners with buyers and renters directly
 NoBroker, the India-based property startup that wants to make property agents obsolete, has landed $7 million in fresh funding to expand its service. Read More ...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Heres our first look at Waymos new self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans
 Waymo, the newly-minted Alphabet company that was previously Google’s self-driving car project, has a new addition to its vehicle fleet: 100 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans, which were p...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch WTF is Brexit?
 At 10pm on June 23, 2016, the polls closed in the UK on a referendum on EU membership and the counting began. The next morning Europeans woke to the news that the British public had voted to lea...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, December 19, 2016
Techcrunch Darth Ventures and the efficacy of Sith management techniques
 Everyone loves to joke how venture capital is the “Dark Side,” and most of the VCs I know are good-natured about simply accepting the comparison. It’s probably better than R...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 18, 2016
Techcrunch Technology dispersion is accelerating
 Copycats are a dying breed. Each month the gap shrinks between a new digital service emerging in the U.S. and it being copied in other markets. This trend has big implications for global busines...
09:43 pm GMT - Sun, December 18, 2016
Techcrunch Find my Phone is an amazing short film about a stolen cell
 For your weekend consumption I present Find my Phone, a 30 minute film about a stolen phone. The filmmaker, Anthony van der Meer, rigged an Android cellphone with Cerebus, a command-and-control ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 18, 2016
Techcrunch Growth as a false signal in Y Combinator startups
 One has to appreciate how Paul Graham built Y Combinator into the world’s flagship accelerator. In fact, I have yet to meet a founder who regrets joining the program. But after stepping aw...
04:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 18, 2016
Techcrunch The Future of TV isnt apps
 We’re in the mid-digital age, but we live with the legacy of analog systems, technology and thinking that’s only embellished by the technologies of our new era. Read More ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 18, 2016
Techcrunch The cleantech conspiracy
 This, if you squint and adjust your tinfoil hat in just the right way, is the real story of the US election: the Russian candidate defeated the Saudi Arabian candidate. Why them? Because they...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch The last frontier of consumerizing travel lives in the workplace
 According to a 2014 study by Google, 74 percent of leisure travelers relied on the internet for travel planning. That same study found that 77 percent of business travelers also started their jo...
09:44 pm GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch Debunking cancellation rumors, Niantic says Pokemon GO for Apple Watch is still coming soon
 When Niantic first showed a Pokemon Go app for Apple Watch back in September, the only sort of launch date the company would give was by “the end of the year.”As December 31st quickl...
07:41 pm GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch HPs OMEN X is a powerful and mostly satisfying gaming cube
 Maingear and HP collaboration, the OMEN X is a good example of how far a consumer computer manufacturer will go to try and cater to a hard to please niche like PC gamers. Recently the latterhas ...
06:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch Tech can reshape the U.S. Peace Corps and bridge political divides
 Earlier this week, President-elect Trump met with some of the top leaders of American tech companies. Some of these leaders are trying to find common ground after being on the receiving end of s...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch Silicon Valley is a state of mind
 “Silicon Valley is a state of mind,” said Ambassador Pedro Borio, Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco, during a recent address at the annual BayBrazil Conference. Borio spok...
05:10 pm GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch California Attorney General gives Uber notice on self-driving cars in San Francisco
 The California Department of Motor Vehicles sent Uber a notice asking it to terminate its pilot self-driving car service in San Francisco last week, but Uber has continued to operate its vehicle...
04:56 pm GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch Elon Musk might start a literal boring company to tunnel under traffic
 Multi-CEO and future builder Elon Musk may have been so frustrated by sitting in traffic that he’s going to start yet another company – a boring one. Yes,boring– as in boring t...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch The top biotech stories of 2016
 Biotech has been very hot this year as one of the fastest growing tech sectors as costs have plummeted, allowing innovation to speed up and bring us exciting innovations in health. But it’...
03:38 pm GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch Artificial intelligence finds its way into business through sales
 Artificial intelligence (AI)had a coming out party of sorts in 2016. Even thoughit has been in development for decades, this year, with the perfect combinationof cheap computing power and access...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Soylent Is Back
Super Mario Run is the most downloaded app in 24 hours on the App Store, Soylent is back with its reformulation and we now know why Facebook’s drone crashed. All this on Crunch Report. Read More...
01:25 am GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla introduces fee for lazy owners who leave their cars at Supercharger stations
 There’s nothing like driving your nearly-empty Tesla up to a Supercharger station for a top-up and finding every spot taken by other cars — probably all charged up and ready to go. W...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Trump meets with tech leaders, Yahoo suffers another massive hack
 This week, one could play Super Mario Run on iOS in a self-driving Uber if you lived in San Francisco. You could have also broadcast it live on Instagram or Snapchatted it to a group for the fir...
12:14 am GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch Google Maps now notes if a location is wheelchair accessible
 “Can I get in the building?” It might not be a question you find yourself asking regularly — but for the 3 million+ wheelchair users in the U.S., it’s a question that has...
12:04 am GMT - Sat, December 17, 2016
Techcrunch Uber continues self-driving vehicle testing in SF in defiance of DMV
 Uber won’t stop operating self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, despite an order from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to do just that. The DMV says Uber needs a permit to tes...
11:39 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb authorizes $153 million more funding
 A new Delaware filing for Airbnb, identified by CB Insights, suggests that the travel service has authorized another $153 million in Series F shares. This implies that they might be raising an e...
11:31 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunchs 2016 Gift Guide
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11:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch The relevance of media-streaming startups
 Times have changed, but public demand for innovative new access to entertainment hasn’t. Internet access and social networks have given consumers more options. Consumers, in turn, have sta...
10:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Motorolas hackathon-winning Moto Mods include a gamepad and skin-care monitor
 You’ve got to hand it to Motorola, the smartphone maker does appear committed to its nascent modular smartphone offering. The company launched the Moto Z back in July, alongside four magne...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Rogue One transports viewers to a bigger Star Wars universe
 For months, I insisted that I wasn’t going to see Rogue One. I was kind of a whiner about it: Yes, I did see The Force Awakens, and yes, I mostly liked it, butI kept telling friends that I...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Trivago closes up 8% in public debut
 Hotel search site Trivago went public on Friday, after separating from Expedia. The company priced its shares at $11 and closed the day at $11.85, up 7.73%.But this was after pricing at $11 per ...
09:27 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger strikes at Skype with desktop group voice calling
 We might finally get to stop asking, “Wait, what’s your Skype name” thanks to a test of new Facebook group audio calling on desktop. Facebook launched group voice calls on its ...
09:10 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Managed By Q lands $30 million in Series C funding
 Managed By Q, a service that automates office management, has raised $30 million in Series C funding, according to SEC filings.Managed By Q started off as a NY-based platform that let office adm...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Obama defends White House handling of Russian hacking
 In his final press conference of the year, President Barack Obama addressed intelligence community assessments that hackers associated with the Russian government tampered with the U.S. election...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch If only Huaweis handsome, high-tech Honor Magic phone was coming to the US
 Lucky China, always getting the good stuff. First pandas, and now the Huawei Honor Magic. This curvy beauty is packed with interesting tech, from a dual-camera system on the back to an eye-track...
07:44 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Vine wont be removed from the app stores, will instead relaunch as Vine Camera
 In October, Twitter announced it was shutting down Vine, its app that let users create and share 6-second looping videos. Today, the company says it won’t actually pull the Vine app from t...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch The Everlast Notebook is filled with smart, scannable pages that are also reusable
 You’ve probably seen a few of these smart paper or smart pen things over the years — write on this special paper and it gets saved to an app, that sort of thing. A new entrant to thi...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch What the coming educational VR revolution teaches us about the techs future
 By importing VR/AR into the classroom, students can explore the anatomy and organs of an animal without harming it, and build and test circuits or set up experiments that test Newton’s law...
06:52 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch The 10 largest Series B rounds of 2016
 Let’s face it, if you’re an investor, you were probably priced out of these insanely large rounds. If you’re a founder, you’re swooning at the mere prospect of making suc...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Pinterest has lowered its hiring goals for women in engineering roles
 Pinterest found that the 30% hiring rate it set for women in engineering roles was doing too much, so it’s lowering its 2017 goal to 25%, Pinterest disclosed on its blog today.“We st...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google brings its upgraded keyboard app Gboard to Android
 Google todayofficially announced that it’s rebranding its Google Keyboard application for Android users to “Gboard,” the name sported by its newer keyboard app that sports a fu...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook admits to another metrics mistake affecting Instant Article publishers
 For a metrics powered company, Facebook is pretty bad at metrics. The company just announced its third metrics-related issue in the past two months with today’s reveal that it also experie...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Ankis Cozmo robot is a surprise hit, temporarily selling out ahead of the holidays
 Looks like Anki’s may have a full-fledge holiday hit on its hands. The hardware startup, which first came to prominence when Apple demoed its Drive cars on-stage during a keynote a few yea...
05:31 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch The top 15 events that happened in space in 2016
 2016 was a bigyear for research anddiscovery in space. The year started off with Caltech astronomers picking upthe presenceof a ninth planet while researchers at LIGO were detecting gravitationa...
05:22 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google joins the open source Cloud Foundry Foundation
 Google is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold member. To be fair, this doesn’tnecessarily come as a major surprise, especially given that Google recentlyhired thefoundation̵...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus launches social VR hangout Rooms and phone calls
 Facebook’s power-play to rule social virtual reality has a boring name: the “Coordinated App Launch API”. Like a VR version of Xbox Live or PlayStation network, it lets you gat...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Humans can now move complex robot arms just by thinking
 Most robotic arm systems required a very complex and very invasive brain implant… until now. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new system that requires only a sexy ...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo reportedly sold 196,000 NES Classic Edition consoles last month
 NES Classic demand exceeded Nintendo’s expectations – that much was fairlyclear from the fact that it has thus farbeennearly impossible to get a system here in the States. The gaming...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run sees 2.85 million downloads on day one, but half reviews are just one star
 Pokmon Go, step aside. In the first 24 hours, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run has beaten the record-breaking Pokmon game in terms of day one downloads. According to data from Apptopia, Super Ma...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run tops 5 million downloads on day one, but half reviews are just one star
 Pokmon Go, step aside. In the first 24 hours, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run has beaten the record-breaking Pokmon game in terms of day one downloads. According to data from Apptopia, Super Ma...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch TalkBank lets you chat with your bank
 As a fan of banks – I like the lollipops they give out – I’m slightly disturbed by services like TalkBank. This Russian company replaces one-on-one teller interaction with a ch...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch To prevent another crash, Facebooks solar drone will get an airbrake
 The right wing of Facebook’s solar-powered drone Aquila failed, causing a crash landing of its first test flight, according to a new report on the June incident from the National Transport...
03:50 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch RASA NLU gives developers an open source solution for natural language processing
 For better or worse,2016 was anotheryear of bots. I probably got more pitches for bot startups than anything else. And yet, bots are far from hittingtheir stride. If we hope to break beyond the ...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Encrypted messaging app Wire adds usernames so you can limit what you share with contacts
 Wire, the Skype co-founder Janus Friis-backed end-to-end encrypted mobile messaging app, has added a username option — allowing people to communicate with others via the app without having...
03:44 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google Home gets a bunch of new functionality, ranging from Netflix to Dominos Pizza
 Amazon infiltrated the home when no one was looking with a smart assistant loaded on some low-price hardware, and now the competition has a whole lot of catching up to do. In this last push ahea...
03:10 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Fire TVs new look arrives today
 Ready for your Fire TV to get a makeover? Amazon says it will today begin to roll out an update that will bring new user interface, described as a “more cinematic experience” to Fire...
02:04 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter tests design that ditches retweet icon for sharing
 Twitter last year ditched its iconic star button in favor of hearts for favorites, and now it is considering a revamp for its famous retweet button. Read More ...
01:22 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch London fintech startup Curve brings mobile wallet and all-your-cards-in-one app to Android
 After launching on iOS, all the way back in February, London fintech startup Curve has finally brought its wares to Android. Read More ...
01:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Mercedes-Benz debuts Croove, its own car-sharing network
 It’s become a well-trod refrain, but carmakers are looking at what comes after ownership, and car-sharing between individual owners and renters is one of those models. Mercedes-Benz has be...
10:59 am GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Evernote reverses privacy policy that allows employees to read users notes
 Evernote has walked back a controversial new privacy policy that allowed its staff to read content created by its users. Read More ...
10:50 am GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch 2016 isnt done yet as Soylent powder goes back on sale
 It’s nearing the end of the year, but 2016 isn’t finished with us yet: Soylent powder has gone back on sale. Read More ...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Americas problems are Silicon Valleys next investment
 This week is the perfect opportunity for technology executives and investors to lead an open, public conversation about how we can innovate for all Americans, many of whom feel threatened by aut...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Super Mario Run Hits the App Store
Super Mario Run is now in the App Store, Instagram passes 600 million users, Facebook hits fake news where it hurts, Facebook releases a bunch of overlays and stickers for Messenger and Tom Wheeler is...
02:49 am GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo shares tumble as investors fear Verizon acquisition trouble
 Yahoo shares tumbled 6% on Thursday as investors feared that the latest Yahoo hack could spell bad news for its sale to Verizon. This is the second major hack revelation in recent months and the...
01:38 am GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo Switch patents tantalize gamers with possibilities of VR, touchscreen, new controllers
 Everyone is excited about the Nintendo Switch, but the company continues to be cagey about critical details like the resolution, the presence or absence of a touchscreen and so on. Well, specula...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, December 16, 2016
Techcrunch The government body that oversees the security of voting systems was itself hacked
 The U.S. Election Assistance Commission, which is responsible for testing and certifying voting systems, among other things, was hacked around the time of the election, security outfit Recorded ...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch A closer look at the 3D printed Adidas 3D Runners
 The 3D Runners aren’t going to change the sneaker world. Not yet, at least. For now, the technology isn’t affordable or scalable enough for the mainstream shoe buying public. The $33...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch A closer look at the 3D-printed Adidas 3D Runners
 The 3D Runners aren’t going to change the sneaker world. Not yet, at least. For now, the technology isn’t affordable or scalable enough for the mainstream shoe-buying public. The $33...
11:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Rivvr brings wireless VR to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
 Wires don’t really exist in anyone’s conception of the future. Often they’re just needed for powering devices, but in the case of high-quality VR, the headsets rely on wires to...
11:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Next Entertainment wants to make it possible to live stream for a living
 A Taiwan-based startup called Next Entertainment has raised $25 million in an outsized Series A round of funding for apps that make it possible to live stream for a living. The company’s f...
10:37 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Mercedes launches car-sharing service Croove
 For something like a century, car makers have sold one car to one person one time and then waited for them to wear out that car and come back to the dealership for another one. Increasingly, tha...
10:33 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Oracle CEO Safra Catz joins Trump transition team
 Oracle’s chief executive Safra Catz will join President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, an Oracle spokesperson told TechCrunch. Catz was one of several top tech executives that...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon is letting Samsung brick the Note 7 after all, but waiting until after the holidays
 About a week ago, Samsung announced that it was finally ready to be done with this whole Note 7 situation, once and for all. The company issued a release stating that it would issue a software u...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch 8Bitdos NES30 and Retro Receiver for NES Classic is the ideal wireless controller
 If you are one of the lucky few who either managed to get a NES Classic Edition already, or who will likely be getting one this holiday as a gift, then you’ll notice right away that the co...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch GM will begin testing and building self-driving cars in Michigan
 GM is going to start building its next generation of self-driving vehicles at the Michigan plant where it builds its Chevrolet Bolt, the company’s CEO Mary Barra announced Thursday. It wil...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch NextView Ventures is looking to raise at least $50 million for a third fund
 NextView Ventures, aseed-stage venture firm in Boston, is looking to raise at least $50 million for a third fund, shows an SEC filing that was processed yesterday. The firm closed its second fun...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Why the Trump administration needs a chief data officer
 After President-elect Trump’s surprising win, a narrative has emerged that the stunning result was a loss for big data. “Tonight, data died,” Republican strategist Mike Murphy ...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Eaze CEO steps down
 Keith McCarty, founder of the well-funded pot delivery startup Eaze is stepping down from his position as CEO. Instead, the startup’s chief product and technology officer Jim Patterson wil...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch How to select the right startup incubator in 9 steps
There’s never been a better time to start a company, thanks largely to technological innovations that have made it easier to raise capital, find and manage new customers and streamline operation...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch 10 high tech holiday gifts for your furry friends
 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, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch 10 high-tech holiday gifts for your furry friends
 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...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Mario arrives as Pokemon Go peaks, with declining downloads, falling revenue
 The phenomenal mobile hit Pokmon Go has peaked, just as the anticipated Nintendo title Super Mario Run hits the App Store, vying for mobile users’ attention and the chance to best Pokmon&#...
07:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Plug and Plays winter summit demo days here
 Plug and Play, the international corporate innovation and venture capital firm, is holding itsWinter Summit Demo Day this week in Silicon Valley. At the two-day event, dozens of startups that ha...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter cuts Dataminr access for law enforcement fusion centers
 Facing pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Twitter announced that it will limitthe data access it formerly provided to domestic surveillance hubs. Twitter’s longstanding poli...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Are encrypted direct messages coming to Twitter?
 Following hischat with whistleblower Edward Snowden, @Jack dropped a hint about what privacy featuresmight be in the cards for Twitter. In the tweeted exchange, Dorsey and Snowden continued the ...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Apple will charge $69 to replace a lost AirPod
 As soon as Apple’s AirPods were announced, it seems people were already imagining howthey were going to lose them. Well, in an update on the company’s iPhone Service Pricing page, Ap...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Twitch opens to vloggers with launch of IRL, mobile broadcasting to come next year
 After slowly testing the waters with non-game related content, Twitch is officially opening its doors to vloggers. The company today is debuting a new content category on its site called “...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run is a hopeful glimpse of Nintendos mobile ambitions
 There’s unrest in the Mushroom Kingdom once again. It’s a familiar story… Princess Peach just trying to live her life. Baking cakes, throwing parties. She sends an invite over ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Postmates launches virtual gift cards
 On-demand startup Postmates just launched virtual gift cards, which you can purchase in amounts of $25, $50, $100 or $200. There’s no expiration date, and they can be used at any store on ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook now flags and down-ranks fake news with help from outside fact checkers
 Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, and ABC News will help Facebook make good on four of the six promises Mark Zuckerberg made about fighting fake news without it becoming “the arbiter of t...
05:58 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Unity releases EditorVR preview so game designers can build VR inside VR
 Unity is making a huge bet on VR and is aiming to ensure that developers have plenty of reasons to build their virtual reality titles on the company’s game engine. Today, the companyhas re...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Comparablys new tool lets companies see how their culture stacks up against the competitions
 Comparably, acompany and workplace culture review platform, is expanding its tools and offerings to employers that want to have a better understanding of how they can improve their workplaces fo...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run is now available on the App Store
 As its name clearly implies, Super Mario Run is all about forward momentum. It’s a simple matter of physics — you can’t stop a Mario brother, you can only hope to temporary con...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Videopaths platform adds crucial context to video could it fight fake news?
 Part of the reason so-called ‘fake news’ videos can spread so virally is that there is very rarely any supporting information attached to the video. Further links and verified source...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Heres what that new Fed rate increase means for venture-backed startups
 The Federal Reserve yesterday raised its benchmark interest rate to a range of 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent, up from 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent. People in the business of venture-backed startups...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch WordPress adds 360-video support to its vast blogosphere
 WordPress is embracingWebVR as it begins to roll outsupport for 360-degree videos and photos to its network of sites. In a blog post, the company says its aim is “to make publishing VR con...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Marvel just released 5 hours of superhero holiday fireplace videos
 If there’s one thing I consistently love and can be trusted to both enjoy free or even pay money for, it’s fireplace videos. Sometimes called yule log videos, too, these are those th...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch TCL signs an exclusive deal to build BlackBerry-branded phones
 BlackBerry announced the major global partner in its shift toward a solely software and service company today, and no surprise, it’s TCL. The Chinese hardware maker behind the Alcatel bran...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch The Arduino MKRZero is a teenier, tinier DIY board for hardware hackers
 What do you buy for someone who has everything? Either a pink fairy armadillo or an Arduino MKRZero. I’d recommend going with the Arduino. The MKRZero is basically a really, really small m...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Skype begins testing an all-in-one app on Android offering native phone calls, SMS support & more
 A new Skype application dubbed “Skype Mingo” has been spotted in the wild, offering Android users the ability to use Skype as thenative calling app and contacts manager for their sma...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Social media sites may need to apply age checks under UK anti-porn law
 Social media sites such as Twitter face being regulated in the UK under anti-porn proposals, as part of the government’s Digital Economy bill proposal. Read More ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Comcast adds voice-controlled lighting to its Xfinity connected home offering
 Comcast isn’t a name that gets tossed around much when people talk about connected home automation plays from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Google, but all the while the cable giant has b...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch PlayStations new headset launches Jan. 12 with virtual surround and 3D audio
 PlayStation has a new Bluetooth wireless headset, an over-ear pair of headphones that’s launching January 12 for $159.99. The new cans are called the Platinum Wireless Headset, presumablyt...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter reportedly developed, then killed off, a messaging app for emerging markets
 After years of speculation, it appears that Twitter did actually develop a messaging app of its own. But, two caveats, it was intended for emerging markets and it was killed off before ever bein...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Messengers artsy new camera turns any text into filters
 What’s better than a few geofilters? A billion algorithmically generated filters. That’s Facebook Messenger’s strategy to steal the visual communication crown from Snapchat, th...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch IAB study says majority of IoT owners are okay with ads on their devices
 It might seem a little weird to think about seeing ads on, say, your smart refrigerator — but according to a new study, Americans are actually pretty open to the idea of advertising on ...
03:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Flo raises $1M led by Flint Capital for its AI-driven period calculator
 The Flo app — the period calculator for women that tracks and predicts menstrual cycles, ovulation, and fertile days — has raised $1 million in seed round funding led by Flint Capita...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch ExplainEverything, the digital whiteboard, raises $3.7 million to bring learning to the iPad
 Should you be interested in the lifecycle of the bee or the magic of clip art and equations then ExplainEverything would like a world. This Wroclaw, Poland-based company offers a sort of iPad-po...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Hopper raises $61 million more for its airfare prediction app
 Airfare prediction app Hopper has grown from 1 million downloadsto over 10 million in the course of a year – a trajectory that’s allowed it to pull in $82 million CAD (~$61.2 million...
02:58 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch HyperScience, with $18m in Series A funding, offers AI to solve back-office problems
 You can’t swing a bag of cats these days without hitting a company that’s working on AI. The latest, HyperScience, is today coming out of stealth for the first time. Based in New Yor...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch BMW and Daimler could bring their car-sharing services together
 Carmakers are building alternative models to vehicle ownership like vehicle ownership is going out of style (it probably is). Two of those side bets on collaborative transportation might be comi...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch GumGum Sports helps teams and advertisers calculate the value of sponsorships
 While GumGum is best-known as an in-image advertising company, CEO Ophir Tanz told me, “Advertising, in my mind, was just one aspect of what we did.” In other words, he sees plenty o...
02:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Simple Habit launches out of Y Combinator to be the Netflix of meditation
 Simple Habit, the Netflix for meditation and mindfulness, is today launching publicly out of Y Combinator. The company has been around since June of this year, and has since launched an Android ...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run lands on the iPhone today
 It was only announced in September, but for Nintendo fans, it amounts to years of waiting, as Nintendo dragged its heels and refused to give in to the seeming inevitability of Mario’s smar...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch WeTransfers founder leaves CEO role, ex-Amazon exec steps in for commercial push
 Some changes are underway at WeTransfer, the European startup that competes against the likes of Dropbox and Box by providing a cloud-based platform to share and swap files with others. The...
02:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Amino Apps raises $19.2M to build more mobile communities
 Amino Apps, a startup aiming to reinventonline forums for the mobile world, has raised $19.2 million in Series B funding. The New York City-based company started out by buildingindividual apps f...
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Selfie app maker underwhelms in largest Hong Kong tech IPO since 2007
 Hong Kong’s largest tech IPO for nearly a decade went off with a fizzle rather than a bang today. Meitu, the company behind more than a dozen beautification apps, raised $629 million but i...
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to step down in January 2017
 The Federal Communications Commission has been led by Chairman Tom Wheeler for the past three years, but Wheeler intends to end his run at the FCC on January 20, 2017. Wheeler announced the news...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Databricks raises $60 million to be big datas next great leap forward
 Looking to be the next leap forward in data organization, computation, and delivery for big dataDatabricks, the business built on top of the popular Apache Sparkopen source project, has raised $...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram surges past 600M users, fueled by algorithmic feed
 Instagram has gone through a whirlwind of changes the past few months. Between bookmarks, likable comments, live video, tags, zoom, drafts, Stories and of course the controversial algorithmic fe...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch BMW signs on to develop in-car AI and IoT services with IBMs Watson
 As BMWcontinuesto weld a position for itselfin the nextgeneration of connected and autonomous car technology, it’s signed up for one more partnership that focuses on the data side of the e...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch The Sentry tells you if someone is sneaking up on you while youre, um, gaming
 Say you’re, like, um, gaming on your computer with headphones on. And you’re like… um. Really into the game? And someone sneaks up on you from behind and you don’t have t...
01:49 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch BMWs HoloActive Touch in-car interface offers tactile feedback on a floating display
 BMW is doing something pretty sci-fi with the interior of its vehicles at CES – it’s showing off a new HoloActive Touch system, which is a touch sensitive display for showing the dri...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch eHarmony makes its questionnaire optional to get hip with the times
 eHarmony, the OG dating site that focuses on lasting relationships through compatibility, has today announced that it’s ready to hear about what the kids are calling it these days.Under ne...
01:13 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Uber starts rolling out Beacon, a new color-coded windshield pickup signal
 Uber announced Thursday it will be deploying new hardware called Uber Beacon in select cities, starting in Miami, Denver, Nashville and Newcastle in the UK. The new piece of hardware is a small,...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Kreditech adds Rakuten as new investor, raises another $10M
 Kreditech— the online lender that builds credit histories based on big data analytics and isbacked by the likes of Peter Thiel, Blumberg and the World Bank’s IFC — is today ann...
12:36 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Brexit transition period vital to avoid UK fintech exodus, warns Lords report
 A House of Lords committee in the UK has published a report on Brexit and financial services urging the government to secure a transitional period early in negotiations to avoid the risk of fint...
12:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch WeTransfers co-founder leaves CEO role, ex-Amazon exec steps in for commercial push
 Some changes are underway at WeTransfer, the European startup that competes against the likes of Dropbox and Boxby providing a cloud-based platform to share and swap files with others. The compa...
11:13 am GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Here and Microsoft extend mapping deal, expanding into connected car data
 Here — the mapping business that was sold by Nokia to a consortium of automakers including Audi, BMW and Daimler for $2.8 billion in 2015 — today announced that it has extended a map...
07:23 am GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Delivery Hero sells UK business to Just Eat for up to 240M in cash
 Yet more regional consolidation is underway in the world of take-out and delivery startups in Europe. Today, Berlin-basedDelivery Hero announced that it is selling its UK business, which operate...
07:23 am GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Just Eat pays up to 240M for Delivery Heros UK ops, 66M for Canadas SkipTheDishes
 Yet more regional consolidation is underway amongthe giantsof take-out and delivery startups in Europe as they gear up to compete more aggressively against newer entrants like Deliveroo and Uber...
05:13 am GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Pebble says its smartwatches should continue to work in 2017
 Following its acquisition by Fitbit last week, Pebble has reassured owners of its smartwatches that they aren’t about to suddenly stop working. Read More ...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Amazon Drone Delivery Begins in U.K.
Uber self-driving cars get into permitting issues in San Francisco, Amazon drone delivery begins in the U.K., The Wynn wants to add an Alexa to every room and Donald Trump adds Elon Musk and Travis Ka...
02:01 am GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Car sharing network Turo launches in the UK
 A lot of us have cars, but not a lot of us use cars –estimates suggest our cars are sitting unused as much as 95 percent of the time, which is kind of insane if you think about it. That...
01:01 am GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Codementor raises $1.6 million to become elite marketplace for freelance developers
 Codementor (incorporated as Peer Idea Inc.) has raised $1.6 million in seed funding to grow its online education business into a marketplace for elite freelance developers who are among the top-...
12:04 am GMT - Thu, December 15, 2016
Techcrunch Omnity search engine finds documents relevant to yours regardless of language
 With the amount of published research, patents, white papers, and other written knowledge out there, it’s hard to be even reasonably sure you’re aware of the goings-on around a certa...
11:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Uber ordered to stop self-driving vehicle service in San Francisco
 Uber has been ordered to stop using self-driving cars in California by state regulators, according to the Associated Press, at least until it secures the necessary permit issued by the state to ...
11:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Magic Leap may call its mixed reality device the Magic Leap One
 In response to the news that Magic Leap’s VP of PRAndy Fouch is leaving the company for the same stealth startup its chief marketing exec left for last month, the secretive mixed reality c...
11:26 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch A tale of two Amazon deliveries
 A jovial middle aged man pokes the order button on a touchscreen from the comfort of his armchair. Minutes later he’s ambling through the bucolic Cambridgeshire countryside at the bottom o...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Adding encryption to cameras wont solve photojournalists problems
 When the Freedom of the Press Foundation published an open letter to Canon, encouraging the company to implement encryption features into its cameras, it missed the point. Yes, encryption per se...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Photojournalists demand encryption, Light is giving it to them
 Against the backdrop of falling bombs inAleppo, theFreedom of the Press Foundation sent an open letter to executives at major camera companies asking them to take responsibility for the lack of ...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch What kind of bird is that? Snap a picture and the Merlin Bird Photo ID app tells you
 Is that a bufflehead? A coot? Maybe a loon? Get close enough to take a picture and the Merlin bird identification app will tell you in seconds — sort of like a Shazam for would-be ornithol...
10:44 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Lucid Motors unveils the Air, a new luxe electric car with a 400-mile range
 California-based Lucid Motors revealed its first car today, a fully electric sedan aimed at the “executive” market, with a 400-mile range rating from its onboard 100kWh battery, a 2....
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Uber says self-driving car ran red light due to human error
 Update 7 PM ET- An Uber spokesperson says the incident in the video above was definitely caused by an error on the part of a human driver – full statement: This incident was due to human e...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Confirmed: Zola wedding registry raises $25 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners
 Zola, the online wedding registry for engaged couples, has confirmed that it raised $25 million in Series C funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, according to Re/code.We first reported on ...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Dropbox is slightly more diverse than it was last year
 Dropbox today released its latest diversity report, showing a slight increase in overall representation of underrepresented minorities at the company. Dropbox is now 3% black, up from 2% black l...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Runchkins is Trunk Club for kids, with an optional buy-back power-up
 You know what it’s like… you’ve just bought the cutest little outfit for the tiniest person in your family, and they promptly go and grow out of it. If that sounds familiar, Ru...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo discloses hack of 1 billion accounts
 Yahoo has suffered another hack.The company disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. The breach is believed to be sepa...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apple pulls watchOS update after reports of bricked devices
 Do you have a second generation Apple Watch? Did you think you had a watchOS update waiting for you, only to have nothing show up when you went to grab it?Don’t worry: you’re not cra...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Ashley Madison settles with the FTC over online dating hack
 More than a year after its total privacy meltdown, Ashley Madison will settle up. After news emerged that the company was subject to an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, the company...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Periscope sunk without Twitters wings
 Periscope is slipping beneath the waves. It’s steadily dropped from #23 on the overall iOS app charts in January to #441 this weekend. Now Twitter is pulling Periscope’s live streami...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers implant the first 3D-printed blood vessels into monkeys
 Scientists at Sichuan Revotek and the Regenerative Medicine Research Center of West China Hospital at Sichuan University have successfully embedded 3D-printed blood vessels into simian test subj...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Is the U.S. no longer tamper-proof?
 In a year that has proven to have a mind of its own, America received another rattling of the cages just this past weekend, and the implications could not be more distressing. The United States ...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Join me for a New York Micro-Meetup next week
 The holidays are upon us and I’m holding another micro-meetup as part of the NYSG at Houston Hall on December 21 at 7pm. This is another meet and greet event for networking and some light ...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Magic Leap loses its head of PR following rough week of bad PR
 Selling the future when you’re still grasping at it yourself can be a tough game. Mixed reality startup Magic Leap’s VP of Public Relations and Government Affairs Andy Fouch has left...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Donald Trump meets with tech leaders
 President-elect Donald Trump met with some of the most prominent executives from the tech industry today at Trump Tower, with investor Peter Thiel and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at his side...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Why we are still light years away from full artificial intelligence
 The future is here… or is it? With so many articles proliferating the media space on how humans are at the cusp of full AI, it’s no wonder that we believe that the future — whi...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook exploring creation of its own original video content
 Facebook is looking into the possibility of buying its own video content form creative partners, including original scripted and unscripted shows, as well as sports. The desire is to help “...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Micro-investing app Stash raises $25 million Series B
 Stash, a mobile application that aims to make investing easier for those who aren’t as financially experienced, has raised $25 million in Series B funding, the company announced today. The...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Evernotes new privacy policy allows employees to read your notes
 Evernote announced that it will roll out a new privacy policy on January 23, and the changes have users threatening to abandon the service. The policy changes have to do with machine learning, w...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Starbucks taps The Simpsons writers for its second original video series, 1st & Main
 Starbucks is venturing further into its own original content. On the heels of its feel-good series“Upstanders,” the coffee chain is now introducing its second video series, “1s...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch 8 great gifts for your favorite frequent flyer
 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...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Trump hails Ubers Kalanick and rockets SpaceXs Musk to positions on Strategic and Policy Forum
 President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum has picked up two of the highest-flying and hardest-driving executives in the tech industry with the addition of Uber Technolog...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon may be listening in on all your conversations in your hotel room
 The Wynn Las Vegas hotel is adding an Amazon Echo to every one of its 4,748 rooms. A first for a hotel to do and a great way to market both the hotel and the Echo device. However, it also means,...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Echo may be listening in on your conversations in your Vegas hotel room
 The Wynn Las Vegas hotel is adding an Amazon Echo to every one of its 4,748 rooms. A first for a hotel to do and a great way to market both the hotel and the Echo device. However, it also means,...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Is the tech world facing an apocalypse under President Trump?
What can Silicon Valley expect from a Trump administration? According to tech policy expertLarry Downes, predicting this particular future is akin the world’s “worst game” of poker. ...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch The $300 New Matter Mod-T is more a toy than a 3D printer (but thats OK)
 As 3D printing moves from the realm of hackers and hobbyists into the commonplace it’s clear that there is room for a 3D printer for students, kids, and schools. While many in the space ar...
04:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers use machine learning to pull interest signals from readers brain waves
 How will people sift and navigate information intelligently in the future, when there’s even more data being pushed at them? Information overload is a problem we struggle with now, so the ...
04:28 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch You can now shop Amazon from the Apple TV
 You still can’t watch Amazon Prime Video from yourApple TV, but you can now download an app in order to do some Amazon shopping from your television’s big screen. As to why you’...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Kickstarter is open sourcing the code for its Android and iOS apps
 Kickstarter is pulling back the curtain on its app development process. This morning, the crowdfunding platform is taking to its engineering blogto announce that it will be open sourcing the cod...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Airbus Vahana VTOL project asks what vehicle makes for the best self-flying taxi
 Airbus debuted Project Vahana earlier this year, an ambitious project designed with the specific intent of creating small, efficient vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft for use in dense u...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Google Drive can now help you move to Android from iOS
 Getting people to leave behind their iPhones and move to Android is something Google has focused on more heavily in recent months. For example, itsnew Pixel smartphones ship with a “Quick ...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram now lets you bookmark posts for later viewing
 Instagram will now let you save your favorite posts from its service for later viewing via a new bookmarking button that appears below the posts in your feed. The idea is that there are times yo...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Newer VC firms are trouncing their predecessors when it comes to diversity
 Over the last three months, the venture firm Social Capital has worked with the media outlet The Information to put together a look at the most diverse venture firms for the second year in a row...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Logicworks raises $135M for its cloud automation and management platform
 Cloud automation and managed service provider Logicworks today announced that it has raised a $135 million investment round led by Pamplona Capital. Logicworks’ own management team and its...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter now lets you broadcast live video from its mobile apps
 Twitter users will now be able to broadcast live video directly from their mobile apps, thanks to tighter integration with live streaming servicePeriscope, the companiesannounced this morning. T...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers San Francisco self-driving pilot draws criticism from California DMV
 Uber launched a small fleet of self-driving vehicles in San Francisco on Tuesday, but the second city to host the public test of the ride-hailing company’s work in this area isn’t qu...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Tech is moving beyond cities to focus on civic engagement in every U.S. county
 While gridlock has taken hold in a paralyzed Washington, D.C. mayors across the country are taking a pragmatic approach to solving local problems and its time for tech to reach out to them. R...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon starts Prime Air drone delivery trial in the UK but only with two beta users
 Amazon today announced that it has started a small privatedrone delivery trial in the UK. It’s currently working with only twoshoppers who can now order their goods by drone. Over time, Am...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch These new headphones let you talk to Amazons Alexa anywhere you go
 Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is slowly making its way out into the world, via third-party hardware that’s using Amazon’s developer tools to build it into their own products. ...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Docker open sources critical infrastructure component
 Docker announced today that it was open sourcing containerd (pronounced Container D), making a key infrastructure piece of its container platform available for anyone to work on.Containerd, whic...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch LingoZING is trying to new foreign languages through comics pages
 I’m willing to try pretty much anything at this point, when it comes to learning another language. I took years worth of language classes, downloaded all the latest apps and even bought a ...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch LingoZING is trying to teach new languages through comics pages
 I’m willing to try pretty much anything at this point, when it comes to learning another language. I took years worth of language classes, downloaded all the latest apps and even bought a ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch DxO One update will add multi-camera Facebook Live streaming
 The DxO One add-on camera accessory for iPhone really does get better with age; first, it gained remote Wi-Fi control, and now it’s announcingsupport for Facebook Live streaming directly w...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Suiteness raises $5M to expand their hotel suite booking platform
 Suiteness, a YC company that makes it easy to book hotel suites for groups, has raised $5M in Series A funding. The round was led by Bullpen Capital & Global Founders Capital, with participa...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Vera announces support for automated Office 365 document security
 Vera, the company that secures documents in motion, regardless of the type, announced automated protectionfor Office 365 documents storedin OneDrive for Business or SharePoint today. Today’...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Bumble invests in gay dating app Chappy
 Bumble, the dating app that puts women in the driver’s seat, has today announced that it is leading a seed round investment in gay dating app Chappy. The company is not disclosing the deta...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Conversica lands $34 million Series B to build intelligent sales assistants
 After a potential customer has first contact with a business, sales gets in gear, oftenresponding with anintroductoryemail. Conversica has developed an artificial intelligence system designed to...
12:53 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft officially outs another AI chatbot, called Zo
 What are chatbots for? I asked Zo, Microsoft’s officially launched chatbot, currently available on the Kik Messenger app, what she does — and she was remarkably coy in answering this...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Splash transitions to B2B event marketing with $7M in new funding
 Splash, the event marketing platform based out of New York, has just announced the close of a $7 million Series B funding round led by Ascent Venture Partners, with participation from Spark Capi...
11:10 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Knowmail scores $3.5M to apply AI to your in-box
 Knowmail, an Israeli startup building what it calls personalized Artificial Intelligence help employees manage email and other messages better, has closed $3.5 million in new funding. Read More ...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Ubers self-driving cars start picking up passengers in San Francisco
 The autonomous cars won’t operate completely driverless, for the time being– as in Pittsburgh, where Uber launched self-driving Ford Focus vehicles this fall, each SUV will have a sa...
10:48 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Symphony, the messaging app backed by Wall St, is raising at a $1B valuation
 Symphony, a securemessaging servicebacked and used by 14 of the biggest banks on Wall Street, is raising up to $200 million in a new round of funding with a pre-money valuation over $1 billion, ...
10:22 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Amazons AWS opens its first UK region in London
 Last year, Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service announced that it would launch a data center in the UK by the end of 2016. It’s now the end of 2016 and, true to its word, AWS has now...
10:07 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon expands its Prime Video service to over 200 countries, but China isnt included
 A month after it dropped major hints, Amazon has made its Prime Video service available in more than 200 countries worldwide bringing some serious competition to Netflix’s global empire. R...
07:03 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Forget Spectacles, group messaging is Snapchats most important launch in 2016
 There was no fanfare and pizzazz, but Snapchat yesterday quietly shipped a new feature that could kill off other messaging apps and obstruct upcoming social startups. Read More ...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Google Spins Out Waymo, A Self-Driving Car Company
Google spins out Waymo, its self-driving car company, Group chat is now available in Snapchat, Oculus CEO steps down, Slack gets integrated video calling and Apple AirPods are now up for sale. All thi...
02:57 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apples standalone support app hits the U.S. App Store
 Apple’s recently launched standalone support application is now hitting the U.S. App Store. The app, which had quietly debuted last month outside the U.S., lets you access productdocumenta...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Disqus lays off 11 as it plans a deeper focus on data
 Some downsizing and refocusing is underway at Disqus, the startup incubated at Y-Combinator that became an early mover inthe business of offering a plug-in to help onlinepublishersmanage comment...
01:18 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon GO fitness gains were short-lived
 During the supreme madness of the Pokmon GO season this summer, it wasn’t uncommon to hear people talk about how the insanely popular game was boosting activity levels and making people wa...
01:02 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch FDA orders Scanadu to shut down support for its Scout device and customers are mad
 Medical startup Scanadu informed customers todayit will no longer support its Scout device starting May 15, 2017.The reason? Though Scanadu has been working with the Food and Drug Administration...
12:49 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Everything that happened at Disrupt London 2016
 The doors to TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 opened December 5 at the Copper Box Arena in London. The two-day conference hosted more than 2,300 attendees, with hundreds of thousands more tuning i...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Electron is trying to sell a blockchain makeover to the UKs energy sector
 UK startup Electron is hoping to convince the energy sector to buy into the transformative potential of blockchain technology — and, down the line, unlock commercialization opportunities f...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Munchery tries to win the commuter crowd with a pop-up shop
 Food delivery startup Munchery is trying its hand at brick-and-mortarsales, openingapop-up shop in San Francisco that we spotted this week. In the competitive and cluttered market for online foo...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, December 14, 2016
Techcrunch Munchery tries to win over commuters with a pop-up shop in San Francisco
 Food delivery startup Munchery is trying its hand at brick-and-mortarsales, openingapop-up shop in San Francisco that we spotted this week. In the competitive and cluttered market for online foo...
11:23 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch The International Space Stations network bandwidth will be doubled by new upgrades
 The internet connection on the International Space Station and other platforms in orbit is getting a serious upgrade that will double its capacity, NASA announced today. But they aren’t se...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Uber snooping lawsuit exposes data and security practices
 Uber fired Ward Spangenberg this February on his 45th birthday. Now he’s suing the tech giant, claiming that he was terminated as a result of age discrimination and because he blew the whi...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch How to DIY a Westworld host at home
 Building a Westworld host is kind of like putting together a piece of IKEA furniture while on hallucinogenics — directions are pretty much useless. Instead, here are some *guidelines* for ...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch The Daily Beast brings Cheat Sheet news summaries to its mobile app and Alexa
 The Daily Beast launched a new version of its iOS app today, incorporating one of the IAC-owned news site’s main features — the Cheat Sheet, which provides brief (150 to 200 word) su...
10:09 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Google introduces WebVR API to latest Chrome beta on Android
 Today in a blog post, Google shared that the latest beta of Chrome for Android has adopted the WebVR API which will allow users to enjoy online content through Chrome with a VR headset. Introduc...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Tech companies should probably come out against a Muslim registry now
 With the Trump administration looming a hazy, ominous shadeof toxic creamsicle orange on the horizon, some in tech are lining up single file. Others won’t go so quietly, especially when it...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch A single typo may have tipped the election
 Among the many exasperating lapses detailed in the New York Times’ lengthy report on Russia’s apparent interference with the 2016 election, one in particular stands out — the s...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Its not you, its the post-seed gap
 Record numbers of startups are failing to advance from their seed round to Series A. This glitch in the funding ecosystem is older than you may realize. Between 2009 and 2012, if 100 startups ra...
08:27 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft to open Cortana virtual assistant to third-party devices and apps
 Microsoft is making Cortana available to third-party device makers, and opening up the platform to third-party developers, too, so that they can integrate their own services in Cortana-powered d...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch SyncThink uses VR to help test athletes for concussions on the field
 Concussion from high-impact sports like football have gathered a great deal of attention over the past decade as studies have emerged detailing some of the long-term impact of repeated head trau...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch These custom 3D-printed topographical maps could make nice stocking stuffers
 If you intend on delaying your gift-buying to the degree that you have to 3D print a few just before go time, you’re in luck. This easy to use little tool lets you quickly select, customiz...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Edward Snowden says the central problem of the future is control of user data
 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey interviewed Edward Snowden today, and the big topic was technology. During the Q&A(which was broadcast live from the Pardon Snowden Periscope account) Snowden discuss...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch The 2017 Mazda3 in the middle
 The 2017 Mazda3 provides more evidence of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) technology trickling down to more affordable cars. Between the luxury of the2017 Volvo S90 and the Spartan ap...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Imgur matures into a meme social network with chat and following
 There should be a term for how, given enough time, every social app adds a chat feature. Maybe “Carson’s Law”, named after Johnny Carson, the king of chit-chat on late night TV...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Google just published eight National Security Letters
 Google dropped a single National Security Letter into its most recent transparency report without much fanfare, but today the company published eight more NSLs in an attempt to shed more light o...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe steps down, will now lead PC-based VR division within company
 In a blog post today, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced that he will be stepping down as CEO of the Facebook-owned virtual reality company. Looking ahead and thinking about where I’m most...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Radio.Garden lets you tune into the globe
 Some of the most beautiful products are the simplest. Take Radio.Garden, for example. This project by Golo Fllmer at Martin-Luther University Halle displays a photorealistic globe full of green ...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch MacOS Sierra update fixes MacBook Pros graphics issues, removes time remaining estimate following battery life complaints
 Apple today is rolling out an update to macOS Sierra that addresses several issues with MacBook Pro computers, including the graphics problems on late 2016 MacBook Pro computers. Plus, inrespons...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch MacOS Sierra update fixes MacBook Pro graphics issue and ditches battery time remaining estimate
 Apple today is rolling out an update to macOS Sierra that addresses several issues with MacBook Pro computers, including the graphics problems on late 2016 MacBook Pro computers. Plus, inrespons...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches fourth developer preview of Android Wear 2.0
 Google first announced Android Wear 2.0 at its I/O developer conferencein May, with a promise to roll it out to all users later this year. It has now delayed those release plans in favor of more...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Udacity adds 14 hiring partners as AI, VR and self-driving talent wars heat up
 Udacity is positioned perfectly to benefit from the rush on talent in a number of growing areas of interest among tech companies and startups. The online education platform has added 14 new hiri...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Virtual reality game studio Survios raises $50M from MGM and others
 Hollywood’s love affair with VR continues.VR game maker Survios announced today that ithas raised $50 million over a pair of funding rounds,a good chunk of which comes from MGM who led one...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch VR game studio Survios raises $50 million led by MGM, Lux Capital
 Hollywood’s love affair with VR continues.VR game maker Survios announced today that ithas raised $50 million over a pair of funding rounds,a good chunk of which comes from MGM who led one...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Synaptics new sensors point to button-free fingerprint readers
 The FS9100 name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but then, no one really chooses fingerprint scanners for their flashy name. The latest technology from Synaptics could, however, very w...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Slack swipes at Skype with video calls and reaction emoji
 Slack, the workplace collaboration platform with 1.25 million paying usersand 4 million overall, is addingone more key featureto its artillery of tools for people to communicate with each other,...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Chevrolet delivers its first Bolt EVs to customers
 Chrevrolet has delivered its first three Bolt EVs to customers, making itssuccess in delivering a long-range all-electric car available at a decent price official. The company’s first thre...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Boom raises $3.5M to bring 3D live-streaming to eSports
 It’s easy to forget when you’re not immersed in eSports, but the audience represented in the competitive gaming space is massive (predicted to reach nearly 292 million this year). Wi...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Googles self-driving car unit spins out as Waymo
 Google is spinning out its self-driving car unit as a separate company called Waymo, the company announced today. The name is derived from its mission of finding “a new way forward in mobi...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Googles self-driving car unit becomes Waymo
 “We’re now an independent company within the Alphabet umbrella,” Waymo CEO John Krafcik told an audience at a press event in San Franciscotoday. Krafcik also noted that the Way...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches first developer preview of Android Things, its new IoT platform
 Google today announced Android Things, its new comprehensive IoT platform for building smart devices on top of Android APIs and Google’s own services. Android Things is now available as a ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Loom.ai is building an avatar that can capture your personality
 Virtual reality is often a technology that can lead to some deep existential questions related to who we are and what makes us human. These questions are especially poignant as startups grapple ...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch DOT proposes vehicle-to-vehicle comms requirement for new cars in the U.S.
 The U.S. Department of Transportation wants all future cars in the U.S. to be able to talk to each other, with the aim of helping to prevent “hundreds of thousands” of accidents per ...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Photoshop adds MacBook Pro Touch Bar support
 Of all the third-party partners announced on-stage at Apple’s big MacBook Pro unveil back in October, Adobe was almost certainly the most enticing. In the two months since the Touch Bar wa...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch IEEE puts out a first draft guide for how tech can achieve ethical AI design
 One of the barriers standing in the way of ethically designed AI systems that benefit humanity as a whole, and avoid the pitfalls of embedded algorithmic biases, is the tech industry’s lac...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Google brings RCS, a next-gen upgrade to SMS, to Rogers customers in Canada
 In November, Google announced plans to bring RCS, a next-generation upgrade to SMS, and something of an iMessage alternative for Android users, to customers with Androidphones on Sprint. At the ...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Doppler Labs new hearing health campaign goes live as Congress moves toward OTC hearing aids
 Doppler Labs, makers of the Here One live audio tuning system, are today announcing a new campaign in conjunction with Global Citizen to build awareness around hearing health. Today, more than 1...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Doppler Labs launches hearing health campaign as Congress pushes for OTC hearing aids
 Doppler Labs, makers of the Here One live audio tuning system, are today announcing a new campaign in conjunction with Global Citizen to build awareness around hearing health. Today, more than 1...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch You can now download Adobes new Project Felix 3D compositing tool
 A few weeks ago,Adobe announced its Project Felix 2D/3D compositing tool at its MAX conference in San Diego. The announcement was one of the highlights of the event but sadly, theapplication was...
03:57 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Velodynes latest solid-state LiDAR design keeps costs low for production at scale
 Velodyne has a new LiDAR sensor design that could help bring an autonomous driving future closer than ever; it’s a small, solid-sate design that has a cost of less than $50 per system, whe...
03:57 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook launches parents portal to help folks navigate their kids social experience
 Facebook, the social networking app used by1.8 billion peopleglobally, does not provide figures for how much of thataudience is comprised of minors — that is, people under the age of 18 (a...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch New streaming service BritBox brings British TV to the U.S.
 BBC Worldwide is teaming up with UK broadcaster ITV and AMC Networks to launch a new streaming service called BritBox, that aims to bring the best of British TV to American audiences. The servic...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Google picks up the team behind an Alexa-powered smartwatch for Android Wear
 Google has acquired the company and team behind CoWatch‘s software, an Android-based smartwatch OS that differed from most in that it also offered Amazon Alexa access on your wrist. Cronol...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Israeli VC Pitango launches its 7th early stage fund of $175M
 Pitango Venture Capital one of the most active VCs in the Israeli startup scene, has announced its seventh fund, Pitango Venture Capital 7. The fund will have $175 million under management, and ...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Family friendly streaming service VidAngel found to be in violation of law, ordered to shut down
 You can’t alter copyright materials, then stream those altered copies via the web to paying customers, whilestill claiming you’re within your legal rights. At least that’s what...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere
 Say you’re just a small town girl living in a lonely world and you took the midnight train going anywhere. How would you reconnect to your Raspberry Pi while on the road? You would go into...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Revue makes email newsletters personal again
 A few months ago I decided I wanted to start an email newsletter where I’d share links to everything I’ve written each week, reports from events I’d attended or had spoken at, ...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch HMDs first new Nokia handset is a $26 feature phone
 Just last week, HMD was priming the press for the return of Nokia branded handsets, slated to arrive at some point in the first half of next year. The young Finnish company, founded by a number ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch A multi-material 3D printer that can create embedded circuit boards
 Next Dynamics couldn’t find a print head to their liking, so they went ahead and built A new one, a fairly bold move in an industry where even some of the biggest names outsource that tech...
02:19 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat introduces Groups with up to 16 people, plus new creative tools
 Snapchat has added some new features, including Groups, a new group chat that lets up to 16 friends share conversation and media. Group chats self-delete after 24 hours by default, and Snaps sen...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch AirPods are now up for sale on Apples site, will start arriving just before Christmas
 Apple knew it was going to taking something big to help cushion the blow of its decision to drop the headphone jack from the new iPhone. For the company, the answer arrived in the formof Airpods...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Improbable teams with Google, opens SpatialOS alpha for virtual world development
 Improbable, theLondon startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz that has been developing a platform for third partiesto build virtual and simulated worlds, is today launchingthe alpha of its first p...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch GameHedge will refund 50% of your ticket if your sports team gets blown out
 If you’re a sports fan youprobably remember attending a game where you spent a fortune on tickets – and it was totally worth it. Your team won in overtime, there was a half-court buz...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Giroptic iO puts a live-streaming 360 camera onto your iPhone
 A couple of weeks ago, we saw an Indiegogo campaign launch from Insta360 for an Android-only 360 camera accessory that attached to the headphone jack of the phone. Because of the constraints pla...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Qualcomms Tricorder XPRIZE is down to two finalists
 A bit of a mutual admiration society has developed between the two finalists in Qualcomm’s $10 million Tricorder XPRIZEcompetition. Whatever animus might have developed in the nearly half-...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Cloudflare acquires Eager to enhance app platform
 Cloudflare announced today that it has acquired Eager, a tool for easily integrating apps into any website. The company did not disclose the purchase price, but Eager’s four employees will...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder now has an Apple TV app
 Tinder’s latest app is actually designed for collaborative consumption. The practice of Tindering for friends is hardly a secret, but now the dating app-maker is acknowledging that impulse...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Cortana could live throughout the connected home with Windows 10 Creators Update
 Microsoft’s virtual assistant might soon appear in a whole lot more places – wherever there’s a screen and the ability to run Windows 10 IoT Core, the lightweight version of Wi...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce LiveMessage brings messaging to Service Cloud
 As more and more people use SMS and messaging apps like Facebook Messenger to interact with friends, it’s only logical that they want to interact with business that way too —and toda...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Synthetic biology startup Lygos raises $13 million from OS Fund and IA Ventures to make cleaner chemicals
 Lygosuses microbugsto convert low-cost sugar into specialtychemicals used in manufacturing and is now releasing a technique to make malic acid, an ingredient needed in the mass production of ele...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Google Ventures-backed Clear Labs gets $13 million in Series B to nip food recalls in the bud
 Clear Labs, a genomic data platform hoping to stop E-coli outbreaks in your favorite burrito chain before they start, has pulled in $13 million in Series B funding to build a next generation seq...
09:16 am GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Opera adds a built-in currency converter to its desktop web browser
 Opera’s latest trick for its desktop browser is built-in currency conversion. The company added a VPN and an ad blocker in two major releases this year, and now it is simplifying things fo...
08:30 am GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Signal Media raises 5.8M to help companies monitor and sift through the news
 There are a plethora of companies in the ‘media monitoring’ space, such as Cision, Factiva and Meltwater, but London-based Signal Media reckons that it can give them all a run for th...
07:29 am GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Android Pay is now available in Japan
 Android Pay continues its international rollout with a launch in Japan today, some six weeks after Apple’s own mobile payment service reached Japanese shores. Read More ...
07:04 am GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Google has reportedly stopped developing its own self-driving car
 Google has reportedly shelved its long-standing plan to develop its own autonomous vehicle in favor of pursuing partnerships with existing car makers. Read More ...
04:15 am GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Super Nintendo World Theme Park
Instagram Live is rolling out to all users, Microsoft Ventures opens an AI fund, JetSmarter has a $105 million funding round, Apple’s new app sort of unifies TV and Super Nintendo World theme pa...
12:44 am GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Events app comes to Android
 Facebook’s standalone Events app that launched in October on iOS is launching on Android today. The app will go live on Google Play soon. The Facebook Events app helps you browse nearby ha...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, December 13, 2016
Techcrunch Real-time motion capture system from Disney Research uses as few sensors as possible
 Serious motion capture setups often involve dozens of optical markers, inertial sensors or both, making them a pain to set up and tear down, and producing a ton of data. This Disney Research pro...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Google taps Van Jones and Anil Dash to discuss race and algorithmic bias
 You may remember that time Google was under fire for wrongfully indicating that photos of black people were gorillas, and the time Microsoft’s AI bot named Tay turned incredibly racist.Tod...
11:29 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch TrademarkVision uses machine learning to make finding logos as easy as a reverse image search
 A company’s logo is an important part of its identity, but the processes behind defining, registering, and protecting these trademarks is a convoluted and rather archaic one. A startup cal...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch The Firefly 2 offers a smooth, cool draw for your vaping pleasure
 It’s getting nigh on Holiday Season and how better to celebrate the old Yule log than with a nice herbal vaporizer. The Firefly 2 is a very clever and very well-built convection vape that ...
11:14 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX pushes first crewed launch of Dragon capsule to 2018
 SpaceX had intended to launch its first Dragon capsule with a human crew on board in 2017, as part of a NASA mission. The planned launch has been pushed back to 2018, however, representing a del...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Colonel panic: KFC loyalty club system hacked
 Did someone order their chicken extra risky? KFC has alerted members of its Colonel’s Club loyalty system in the UK that its website had been targeted and several accounts potentially comp...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Googles head of diversity is leaving company
 Google’s head of diversity, Nancy Lee, is retiring fromGoogle after several years of leading the company’s global diversity and inclusion team, TechCrunch has learned. Lee, who origi...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Googles head of diversity is leaving the company
 Google’s head of diversity, Nancy Lee, is retiring fromGoogle after several years of leading the company’s global diversity and inclusion team, TechCrunch has learned. Lee, who origi...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Heres what the back of Fisker Incs EMotion electric sport sedan looks like
 Henrik Fisker’s newest electric car company, Fisker Inc., continues the gradual reveal of its first car, the EMotion. I certainlyhave a lot of feelings looking at this – feelings lik...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Netflixs The OA trailer and ask yourself WTF is happening
 Netflix makes so many original shows we don’t even hear about some of them until they’re airing imminently – that’s the case with The OA, a new freaky supernatural mini s...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Trulia founder Pete Flint is now a VC with NFX Guild
 NFX Guild, a young mentorship-driven startup accelerator that was already managed by three powerhouse partners — James Currier, Gigi Levy-Weiss, and Stan Chudnovsky — just added anot...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Room-service robots and thats just the start
 What happens when you give a general-purpose computer chip a high-resolution view of its environment and the ability to react to what it sees? Turns out you create a brand-new industry. Read Mor...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Hundreds of new, redesigned emoji come to iPhone & iPad with iOS 10.2
 Along with the launch of updatedtvOS software for Apple TV, Apple today also began rolling out the latest version ofiOS, which at last brings the expanded lineup of new emoji to all users. In iO...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Hundreds of new and redesigned emoji come to iPhone & iPad with iOS 10.2
 Along with the launch of updatedtvOS software for Apple TV, Apple today also began rolling out the latest version ofiOS, which at last brings the expanded lineup of new emoji to all users. In iO...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch In Founders Den, a private club that relies on the power of persuasion
 If you live in San Francisco and know much about tech startups,you’ve likely heard of Founders Den, a shared office space and private club for startups and investors that leases 85,000 squ...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Apples new TV app goes live on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad
 Apple’s new TV application is now available to all users, thanks to the iOS and tvOS updates rolling out today. The app, first introduced this fall,offersApple TV, iPhone and iPad users a ...
07:18 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Apple may participate in $100 billion SoftBank fund
 Apple is considering investing up to $1 billion in the SoftBank Vision Fund, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. With a fundraising target of $100 billion, Apple’s particip...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Opera Mediaworks will change its name to AdColony
 Opera Mediaworks will have a new name in the new year — AdColony. Mediaworks started out as the ad-focused subsidiary of mobile browser company Opera, but it split off when a Chinese conso...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Pokemon GO gets its first Gen II Pokemon and a special limited edition Pikachu (with a santa hat)
 Pokemon Go players were expecting details about new Pokemon today… and sure enough, we just got them.Pokemon from the series’ second generation (“Johto”) are making their...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon GO gets its first Gen II Pokmon and a special limited edition Pikachu (with a Santa hat)
 Pokmon GO players were expecting details about new Pokmon today… and sure enough, we just got them.Pokmon from the series’ second generation (“Johto”) are making their wa...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook launches Live 360 video from NatGeo today, everyone next year
 Following YouTube’s rollout of 4K 360 live broadcasting, but beating Twitter’s Periscope to the punch, Facebook today announced initial support for 360-degree Live streams. National ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook launches Live 360 video from NatGeo now, everyone next year
 Following YouTube’s rollout of 4K 360 live broadcasting, but beating Twitter’s Periscope to the punch, Facebook today announced initial support for 360-degree Live streams. National ...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Bose gets into the hearing aid headphone business
 When you’ve got a punny name as good as “Hearphones” (no Google, I did not mean “headphones”) in the chamber, you owe it to the world to deliver product. For Bose, ...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram brings live video broadcasts to all U.S. users
 Instagram announced its Live video broadcasting features in November, which allow users to show your followers what you’re up to in real-time, and also let users browse for Live videos hap...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch HBO leads the Golden Globes again, as attention for Netflix and Amazon cools
 The top two streaming services won’t be dominating the Golden Globes this year, despite the investments Netflix and Amazon have made into funding their own original content. In fact, Netfl...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Jay-Z backed JetSmarter raises $105 million to become Uber for private jets
 JetSmarter has raised $105 million in Series C funding, at a $1.5 billion pre-money valuation, to build its marketplace for private jet services according to Sergey Petrossov, the startup’...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Dropbox comes to Xbox, so you can stream photos and videos on your TV
 Dropbox is launching a universal Windows app for Xbox, making it the first cloud storage provider to do so, says Microsoft. The app will allow its users to view and share their files, including ...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch The StllDesk trns your boring tabl into an exciting stnding dsk
 Around the neighborhood they call me a few things. Stinky John is one and Old Rattlepants is another. But what they really love to call me is Johnny Standing Desk. You see I learned the joys of ...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Adidas puts a limited number of its 3D printed running shoes up for sale
 Five or so months after showing off its 3D printing running shoes, Adidas is finally ready to put the things on sale – with, naturally, a few key caveats. First, they’re going to run...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook rolls out a lightweight web version of its photo-sharing service, Moments
 When Facebook originally launched its photo-sharing service Moments, the idea was to offer friends and family a better way to send each otherphotos without having to post them more publicly on t...
03:53 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios to open in Japan by 2020
 Mario’s got a date with Universal Studios theme parks, and the first concrete one is 2020: That’s the year Nintendo and Universal are targeting for the debut of the first of three Su...
03:52 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Big data expert Flavio Villanustre talks about the future of massive data stores
Flavio Villanustre is an expert in Big Data. He and his team at an offshoot of LexisNexis created a massive open source product aimed at allowing first-timers to spin up huge data stores. The product,...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Panasonics new shopping system automatically bags and tallies your bill
 For some reason I hate everything about grocery shopping, but I must share this hate with others since companies like Amazon, and now Panasonic are throwing a lot of tech at the problem. WSJ rep...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch UberPOOL streamlines matchmaking, pickups and driver-side features
 Uber is making some changes to how uberPOOL operates under the hood, which are designed to make connecting the dots between riders and drivers easier for a more streamlined experience overall. T...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch CoreOS updates it Tectonic container platform to make updates easy
 CoreOS today launched an update to its Kubernetes-based Tectonic container management service that makes it easy for its users to enable automatic updates of both Kubernetes itself and the conta...
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix lands on Googles Daydream VR
 Daydream got a long list of new apps and services last week, including HBO Now, but Netflix was listed only as “coming soon.” Now, the Netflix VR app has arrived, as a separate, stan...
02:12 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Blackmore raises $3.5 million to build better eyes for your self-driving car
 A Bozeman, Montana startup called Blackmore Sensors and Analytics Inc. has raised $3.5 million to build Lidar systems that can help vehicles see more details about what’s in front of them ...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Ventures launches new fund for AI startups and backs Element AI incubator
 Microsoft Ventures today announced twosteps that point to how the tech giant’s VC arm wants to get involved in artificial intelligence in a big way. First, it’s now going to pursue i...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Atomic AI helps marketers write better
 Marketers love to produce “content” (and they also love calling journalism “content,” but that’s a separate issue). There is nothing easy about writing, though, esp...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft had the best month for consumer Surface sales, partially credits MacBook disappointment
 According to Microsoft, November marked the company’s best month for consumer Surface sales by volume (a list that excludes Surface Hub electronic whiteboard). The ever-growing line’...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch The Galaxy Note 7 is getting a 30-percent charging limit in the UK, not a full bricking (yet)
 On Friday, Samsung loudly confirmed its plans to push a software update that would kill US-based Note 7s’ ability to charge – effectively rendering them useless when not plugged dire...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft had the best month for consumer Surface sales, partially credits MacBook disappointment
 According to Microsoft, November marked the company’s best month for consumer Surface sales by volume (a list that excludes Surface Hub electronic whiteboard). The ever-growing line’...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Mojio raises another $7 million for its connected car platform
 Vancouver, Canada-based Mojio started out as a connected car gadget and platform that wasn’t unlike Automatic and similar services. That approach didn’t really work out for the compa...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung changes migrant worker guidelines after finding abuses in its supply chain
 Samsung has said it has terminated the contract of one of the labor supply companies it works with in Malaysia following an investigation after media reports last month alleged serious abuses of...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Tact grabs $15 million Series B to make CRM easier to use
 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software was born with the best of intentions — to create arecord of customer interactions. The problem, salespeople will tell you, is that it become...
12:32 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Security startup Wallarm raises $2.3M after going through Y-Combinator
Back in 2013 we covered the seed funding of Wallarm, a “next gen” web security startup which aimed to protect businesses from application level hacker attacks. The team of ex-white hat hac...
12:18 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch LAUNCHub Ventures closes its second fund at 18M, to invest in Eastern Europe
 Heaven knows there are few enough institutional investment funds focusing specifically on Eastern Europe, but today followers of the scene there have reason to celebrate. LAUNCHub Ventures, the ...
12:16 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Dynamic Signal gets $25M led by Microsofts VC to replace the company bulletin board
 A waveof enterprise apps, from Slack through to Facebook’s Workplace, istackling and changing how employees communicate with each other when they are both far apart and nearby. Now another...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Numer.ai is a crowdsourced hedge fund for machine learning experts
 Richard Craib believes that some of the best stock pickers aren’t on Wall Street. The former hedge funder came to the realization that tech’s machine learning experts may be able to ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Danish banking app Lunar Way raises 4.2M
 Danish banking app Lunar Way is one of a plethora of startups in Europe attempting to update the retail banking experience with a mobile-first offering. Read More ...
04:25 am GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 18 others commit $1 billion to new cleantech fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
 Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, John Doerr and 15 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture firm, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that will pour at least $1 billion int...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch WTF is daily fantasy sports?
 If you’ve watched or been to a professional sports game in the past year you’ve no doubt seen advertisements for daily fantasy sports companies like DraftKings and FanDuel. In just a...
02:54 am GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Honda invests in Southeast Asia-based Uber rival Grab
 Southeast Asia’s Grab, a ride-sharing rival to Uber, has welcomed a new backer after Honda announced an undisclosed investment in the company today. Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch The Honest Companys not terrible but not very good 2016
 The Honest Company has become a beloved brand in many homes in its five-year history. But the consumer products business has also taken its lumps in 2016. It’s currently fighting civil law...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, December 12, 2016
Techcrunch Protecting Americas critical infrastructure must remain a priority
 America’s dependence on technology and web-based communication has forever changed the way government functions at every level. But it’s not only highly sensitive data and intellectu...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 11, 2016
Techcrunch Buying stolen data
 Should companies buy stolen data from third parties to combat credential reuse attacks against themselves? Herein we discuss the rampant, and quiet, practice of legitimate companies buying stole...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 11, 2016
Techcrunch Uber swaps car icons for Star Wars ships with Rogue One promo
 Uber and Disney are giving Star Wars fans a bit more incentive to hail a ride to the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with a new promotion that begins rolling out Sunday and should be av...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 11, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Reality Bites
 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, December 10, 2016. Augmented reality meets the Beatles, Twitter-in-chie...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 11, 2016
Techcrunch Death to JIRA
 I have long held that Atlassian’s ubiquitous JIRA bug-tracker / feature-planner serves a valuable purpose in the software biz: it gives project teams a common enemy to bond together agains...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 10, 2016
Techcrunch 5 unexpected sources of bias in artificial intelligence
 We tend to think of machines, in particular smart machines, as somehow cold, calculating and unbiased. For some of us, this is a bug: Machines should not be empathetic outside of their rigid poi...
08:46 pm GMT - Sat, December 10, 2016
Techcrunch Soccer fans can watch the MLS Cup live in VR tonight
 Sure it’s sometimes tough being a soccer fan in America. For instance, the MLS Cup (the championship game for the major soccer league in America) hasn’t even been broadcast live on a...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 10, 2016
Techcrunch Software is due for a bundling event
 We are approaching a new phase of enterprise software, where every niche of Software-as-a-Service has been filled and cloud companies are being consolidated into larger companies. Markets have a...
12:29 pm GMT - Sat, December 10, 2016
Techcrunch Delivery Hero acquires Foodpanda as Rocket Internet shuffles online takeout pack once again
 Rocket Internet has shuffled the online takeout pack of cards once again. This time the publicly-listed German ‘startup factory’ and investor is selling foodpanda to its much larger ...
01:52 am GMT - Sat, December 10, 2016
Techcrunch Commerce Dept. to send digital attachs to Mexico, South Korea and four other nations
 The U.S. Department of Commerce is opening six new international markets for its Commercial Digital Attach program, according to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker who spoke with Tech...
11:37 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus releases developer preview of Carmel WebVR product
 Many in the industry believe thenext frontier for VR is web-based experiences that can be visited and absorbed across platforms. There are still quite a lot of unknowns when it comes to WebVR bu...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Data minimization the new design rules for startups
 Wait, what? Yes, you read correctly. “Data” and “minimization,” two words that have rarely been used in the same sentence, now represent one of the critical product desig...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch The 15 most memorable quotes from Disrupt London 2016
 From Brexit to bionic arms, our lineup of speakers at Disrupt London 2016 gave us awesomeinsight into a variety of different topics. In case you missed it, the TechCrunch social team compiled th...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Segment adds Google BigQuery to expand its customer data platform
 Segment helps businesses manage all their data from services like Google Analytics, Mixpanel and Salesforce — and send that data to a variety of destinations, whether it’san attribut...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch How our AI called a scenario for Trump being elected and the why behind it
 As the world was collectively watching results of the 2016 election, we got a barrage of emails from people congratulating our AI for predicting a Trump win. To be very clear, our AI did not cal...
06:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Obama orders review of Russian election hacking
 President Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to conduct a complete review of the hacks and leaks that led up to and may have influenced the presidential election, according toWhite House ho...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch SIXA secures $3.5M as it launches its cloud computer for developers
 The promises of the cloud era have been many, but when it comes to hardware most people have preferred to keep their personal PCson-hand or on-location.SIXA is aiming to free the PC and move com...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch New Michigan law prepares for autonomous future
 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder visited the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, MI, which honors the automotive past, to sign a bill that aims to enable the automotive future. The law creates reg...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon wont push Samsungs Note 7 bricking update
 Early this morning Samsung announced plans to finally extinguish the on-going fire that is the Note 7 once and for all here in the States by way of a software update that won’t allow the t...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon wont push Samsungs Note 7 bricking update, but the other carriers will
 Early this morning Samsung announced plans to finally extinguish the on-going fire that is the Note 7 once and for all here in the States by way of a software update that won’t allow the t...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Gamer chat app Discord hits 25 million users, can now be used in developers own games
 Jason Citron, who previously founded and sold the early mobile social gaming networkOpenFeint, returned to gaming startups with the launch of Discord in May 2015. Thisvoice and text chat app for...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run needs a constant internet connection to run
 It a bit of news that will surely shift the value proposition of Mario’s long-awaited iPhone debut for legions of underground commuters, Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed this week that Super Mar...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Occipital shows off a $399 mixed reality headset for iPhone
 Mobile VR is an Android game but as more and more rumors flourish about the next iPhone some companies are looking to get developers ready to bring iOS users into the world of VR. Occipital anno...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Samsungs latest software update stops the Note 7 from charging altogether
 As the prolonged garbage fire that is 2016 draws to a close, Samsung seems to finally be putting the final nails in the coffin of the Note 7 saga. Admittedly, the last couple of months have most...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Workplace by Facebook begins to take shape
 Workplace by Facebook has been in general release for just two months now, but it’s clear that Facebook has big plans for its enterprise social product. Just this week, at TechCrunch Disru...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Formation 8 Founder Jim Kim and Longtime VC Paul Lee partner on a new fund called Builders
 Jim Kim, who most recently cofounded the venture firm Formation 8, is launching a brand-new venture firm called Builders that looks to be raisinga $200million fund, judging by a recent SEC filin...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo Answers makes its official mobile debut
 Yahoo Answers has officially launched on mobile. As TechCrunch reported last month, Yahoo’s experimental app code-named Yahoo Hive had been rebranded as Yahoo Answers Now – a move th...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch John Glenn
 On February 20, 1962 John Glenn had a problem. Glenn, the first American in robot, was inside his capsule, the Friendship 7. Mission Control wanted him to the capsule’s manual controls. Du...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook corrects more metrics affecting ad reach, streaming reactions, plus Like & Share counts
 Facebook today announced it’s correcting a few more issues with its metrics in areas like audience estimation for ads, live video reaction counts, and its Like and Share buttons. Though th...
02:27 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Our robotic overlords have written us a Christmas Carol!
 As we roll towards the end of humanity and the moment of robot takeover it’s important to start learning the songs and customs of our inhumane artificial overlords. Researchers at the Univ...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Podotree, Korean chat app Kakaos content business, raises $107M at a $428M valuation
 Kakao, the Korean mobile and web giant, is beefing up its social media and content businesses after its Podotree affiliate raised 125 billion won (around $107 million). The deal values it at 500...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Google is testing user ratings for movies and TV within search results
 Google is disrupting yet another industry by including light-weight services directly within search results. This time, Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, with Google testing out movie ratings from withi...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Vesper grabs $15M to build a durable low-power mic that listens forever
 As digital assistants like Siri and Alexa become more intelligent, there’s a growingneed for them to always be accessible. Current microphone tech has been too power-hungry to keep permane...
08:30 am GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Africas tech hubs
 Innovation hubs have become a mainstay of Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. Scratch the surface of the continent’s information and communication building blocks and you’l...
02:40 am GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Chinas futuristic train that floats above traffic now lies deserted
 It felt pretty awesome to witness the future of transportation unveiled this summer as China’sTransit Elevated Bus Train(TEB) took to the urban streets of Qinhuangdaofor testing. One would...
02:11 am GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Andreessen in hot water for texts he sent Zuckerberg
 Facebook’s board was sued earlier this year, with investors alleging that their interests were not adequately represented when Zuckerberg was permitted to sell most of his shares and still...
01:23 am GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo will pay you up to $20,000 to hack the 3DS
 So you bought a Nintendo 3DS to play some Pokemon Sun… but now your Pokedex is complete and you’ve explored every inch of Alola. Now what? If you’ve got a technical background,...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, December 9, 2016
Techcrunch Nvidia is now clear to test self-driving vehicles on California roads
 The California Department of Motor Vehicles posts a list of all the companies and entities cleared to test self-drivingvehicles on public roads in the state, and that list has a new member: Nvid...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source
 Open source laptops – ones not running any commercial software whatsoever – have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a trul...
11:37 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Berkeley project tests tracking imperiled forests with 3D multispectral drone imaging
 Droughts, climate change, and deforestation are putting forests at risk worldwide, so studying these ecosystems closely is more important than ever — but it’s a hell of a lot of work...
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch The NSA eavesdrops on in-flight mobile use too
 If you’ve been taking your sensitive phone calls at 30,000 feet, well, it’s time to stop. Apparently, the NSA knows about your extremely elaborateprivacy workaround—putting you...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Fading anonymous social network Yik Yak is reportedly laying off most of its employees
 Yik Yak, the once universally recognized anonymous social network that virally took over college campuses back in 2014, is planning to lay off a “significant” number of employees, ac...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Fading anonymous social network Yik Yak is laying off most of its employees
 Yik Yak, the once universally recognized anonymous social network that virally took over college campuses back in 2014, is planning to lay off a “significant” number of employees, fi...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch See you tomorrow in Wroclaw
 One more meetup in Poland! I’ll see you all tomorrow in Wroclaw and it’s going to be a hoot! Tomorrow’s meetup is after the IN-FERENCEconference on Friday, December 9 and it...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Sean Rad steps away from CEO role (again) to run Tinders new Swipe Ventures
 Today, Tinder is launching a new M&A branch of the company called Swipe Ventures, which will be led by Sean Rad. As part of the launch, Rad will step down as Tinder CEO and become chairman o...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, has died at 95
 John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and the oldest human to travel into space, died today at 95 years old. Today, we join the world in mourning the passing of legendary astronaut, ...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch BuzzFeed hires Gilad Lotan as VP of data science
 BuzzFeed has a new vice president leading its data science team.Gilad Lotan has a long rsum in the field, having most recently served as chief data scientist at New York-based startup studio Bet...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Maps adds EV charging station data from ChargePoint
 Just in time for that cross-country holiday trip, Apple’s bringing some key electric vehicle charging info to its ecosystem, courtesy of ChargePoint. The partnership brings location info f...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg: People dont want to see hoaxes on Facebook
 Today on “Today,” Sheryl Sandberg dismissed Facebook’s role in the 2016 presidential election. Still, she didn’t want you to forget that Facebook plays a relevant partin ...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch GIFs in space! NASA makes an official channel on Giphy
 In addition to exploring the solar system and performing critical and fascinating research on the Earth itself, NASA produces a lot of cool imagery. And as we all know, GIFs are the best way to ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Why edtech startups need to build for overlooked communities
 The education world has been transformed thanks to the power of technology. But not all communities have been privy to the benefits; low-income students are still shut out of the edtech revoluti...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch NBC is shuttering Breaking News, the Twitter-fuelled newswire it acquired in 2011
 Just as Twitter has struggled to find the right business model to grow faster and make profits, so, it seems, have some of the business ideas that have been built on the platform. Today NBC said...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon debutes first AWS Region in Canada
 Amazon is launching a new Amazon Web Services Region today, its first in Canada, in Montreal. The AWS Canada (Central) Region will offer two Availability Zones as of its launch today, which basi...
06:40 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Molotov activates the cloud DVR feature and raises $23.3 million
 French startup Molotov launched five months ago, but a key feature had yet to go live. Molotov users can now bookmark TV shows and movies in the cloud so that they can watch them later. ThatR...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Joe Lonsdale pours $4.55M for alcohol IoT startup Nectar
 Nationally, bars today lose billions of dollars fromimproperly managed alcohol inventory. These losses add up quickly a result of oversized pours, spills and even theft. Nectar, a stealth connec...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Hulu launches user profiles, each with their own recommendations, Watchlist and history
 Hulu today is launching a new feature that will make its service more appealing to those who share their account with other family members: user profiles. Starting today, the TV streaming servic...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Vida Health, the app that pairs patients with health coaches, nabs $18 million more from investors
 Vida Health, a two-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based subscription-based app that pairs patients with health coaches, has raised $18million in Series B funding led by Canvas Ventures, with participa...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook tests turning comment reels into message threads
 Comments on Facebook posts can get quite chatty, so Facebook is trying a new way to help you keep up. Some users now see comment reels appearing as persistently visible chat windows that pop up ...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Hyper News offline video app lets you catch up on the headlines during your commute
 A new video app from Hyperwants to help you catch up on the latest news during your commute. What’s interesting aboutHyper News, compared with appsfrom traditional news publishers, is that...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Hope is an app for millennial women to keep their BFFs close but not too close
 There are plenty of apps out there that purport to keep you “safe.” Apps that immediately phone your main contacts when you are threatened or attacked. Apps that allow you to share y...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Startup studio eFounders raises $5.3 million because it cant get enough of SaaS
 European startup studio eFounders is raising an additional $5.3 million (5 million) from entrepreneurs and family offices. eFounders has been behind some very promising software-as-a-service sta...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks new tool lets anyone create custom profile frames
 Facebook is launching a series of new features to help people customize their photos and videos, inthe social network’s continuing battle with Snapchat, an app that put the camera, photos ...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify has backed out of talks to acquire SoundCloud
 The digital music marriage that many wanted to happen, isn’t happening after all. Spotify has given up on its latest effort to buy SoundCloud following months of talks between the two, acc...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Google now lets developers write apps for the Assistant on Google Home
 Google today announced that all developers (and not just those in its private preview program), can start bringing their applications and services to the Google Assistant, starting with what the...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Osmo raises $24 million from Sesame, Mattel and other big names in toys and education
 Hardware kits, internet-connected toys and robots that teach kids to code are now commonplace. But Osmo, an early entrant in IoT toys, is pulling ahead of the pack with funding and partnerships ...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Johnson & Johnson and HAX team to foster health device hardware development
 Johnson & Johnson, of BAND-AID and Tylenol (and about half the inventory at your local drugstore) fame, is teaming up with Shenzhen-based accelerator and hardware investor HAX to put some we...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Estimote uses their new mesh network of BLE beacons to decorate a yuletide tree
 Everyone knows the holiday season means three things: family, friends, and interconnected low-energy Bluetooth devices connected using a simple mesh network. Estimote, a beacon company, has give...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts virtual assistant Cortana gets a revamp on Android and iOS
 In the battle ofthe virtual assistants, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana, the latter hasn’t had much success off the Windows 10 platform — its iOS app is r...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch HBO NOW opens up shop in VR on Google Daydream
 If you haveany reason to question your reality, watching Westworld in a virtual realityheadset probably isn’t a smart move.Today, Google announced that HBO’s standalone subscription ...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch HBO NOW opens up shop in VR on Google Daydream, Netflix coming soon
 If you’re the owner of a Google Daydream View headset, there’s about to be a lot more content to watch in your little headset.Today, Google announced that HBO’s standalone subs...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Daydream VR just got some new games: Heres how they rank
 The primary weakness of Google’s Daydream VR is still a lack of a content, but the young platform got a bunch of new software today, including a sizeable list of new games. I tried out a b...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Prospers chief product officer just joined Norwest as a partner
 Norwest Venture Partners, the 56-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based venture firm that counts banking giant Wells Fargo as its single institutional investor, has just brought aboard Parker Barrile as...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Bluetooth 5 will bring higher speeds, better range and a focus on IoT
 The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) gave the green light to Bluetooth 5 this week, a new spec that promises some pretty radicular performance enhancements over its predecessor, according ...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch HTC debuts Vive Studios, building VR games that highlight the strengths of its platform
 More than a little bit of drama has emerged in the VR community in response to the trend toward exclusives among hardware manufacturers. Oculus and Sony have devoted significant resources to ens...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Backing up the history of the internet in Canada to save it from Trump
 When the Library of Alexandria burned, the world lost a significant portion of its cultural knowledge and history. That’s the fate that Brewster Kahle fears might await the Internet Archiv...
02:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Secret founder returns to anonymous publishing with launch of IO
 Secret co-founder David Byttow said his shuttered startup would make a return of sorts, tweeting as much in November. Byttow launched the revived anonymous publishing app as IO on Thursday morni...
02:20 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Pokmon Go is officially teaming with Starbucks for 7,800 new Gyms and PokStops
 Pokmon Go’s next big sponsor partner in the U.S. is Starbucks, which is going to host new gyms and PokStops at 7,800 company-run Starbucks stores in the U.S. In addition to the new in-game...
02:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch The Surgeon General calls youth e-cigarette smoking unsafe
 A statement issued by the Surgeon General of the United States on youth e-cigarette use this morning, while not quite definitive, is fairly damning nonetheless. While Surgeon General Vivek H. Mu...
02:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft officially closes its $26.2B acquisition of LinkedIn
 After getting its final European Commission approvals earlier this week, Microsoft and LinkedIn today announced that Microsoft’s $26.2 billionacquisition of LinkedIn, the social networking...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run first month revenue projected at over $70M
 Nintendo is putting Super Mario Run out for everyone on December 15, which is just one short week away. The new mobile game is the iconic plumber’s first official outing on iOS or Android,...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch AMDs new Crimson ReLive Edition offers more tools for game sharing
 AMD’s big graphics software update this year is called Crimson ReLive, and comes in both Pro and standard formats. The annual huge improvement dump adds a lot of oomph under the hood for R...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch This new development kit makes it easier to get started with Alexa hardware design
 Building hardware with Alexa included is likely a smart way to go, given interest in Amazon’s voice assistant, but it’s also hard to do well. Consumer electronics industry supplier C...
12:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile free roaming space sim Galaxy on Fire 3 Manticore is out now
 Perhaps you’re like me and you wasted (or spent wisely) hours and hours of your youth playing Escape Velocity and its various sequels on an early Mac. If you are in that group, than the Ga...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Citis FinTech group launches its first product, a new mobile app
 The top tier, white-shoe, silver spoon set that banks withCitiin the U.S. through its Citigold programare about to get a taste of the first fruits from the financial services giant’s year-...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Hackathons emerge as an outlet for Silicon Valley to channel its frustration in the wake of the election
 While no one knows what Donald Trump’s victory in last month’s election will mean for Silicon Valley, or the technology industry broadly, the President-Elect’s win has crystall...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Uber spells out what could cause riders to lose access in new policy
 Uber updated its Community Guidelines Thursday, and now the term “community” is more accurately applied, because for the first time, the ride-hailing company is publishing a policy o...
11:50 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Edtech startup Peergrade picks up backing from a supergroup of Nordic angels
 Peergrade, a startup out of Denmark that enables students to grade each other’s work, has raised a modest $300k in seed funding. However, more newsworthy are its new backers. They comprise...
11:49 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch VR creators make content to put people into the news and natural disasters
 VR isn’t all fun and games. One company is using it to put VR users in the middle of breaking news stories and to show them what it feels like to face a natural or man-made disaster. For e...
10:48 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers simulate a dog nose to help smell bombs, cancer, pizza
 Like most of us, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology had always wondered why dogs had wet noses. Further, they wondered why they could sense vapors better, allowing...
08:30 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Design and prototyping tool Marvel scores 4M Series A led by BGF Ventures
 Hot on the heels of its acquisition of POP, design and prototyping platform Marvel is disclosing that it has raised 4 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is BGF Ventures, with partici...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch After bump in the road, Movinga raises 17M Series C
 Berlin’s startup scene is probably the most gossipy in Europe. And over the last year, one startup, removals platform Movinga, has generated more gossip than most. Read More ...
06:57 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Waggle raises $2.3 million because the internet doesnt have enough funny animal videos
 A startup called Waggle raised $2.3 million in seed funding to become the go-to destination foranimal lovers and pet parents online, and for sharing all the cute pups and madcap kitteh adventure...
06:43 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Heres the first live gameplay demonstration of the Nintendo Switch
 TonightNintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aim (who we interviewed earlier today) went on Jimmy Fallonto show off some gameplay from Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first iOS game that l...
05:30 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Super Mario Run and the shape of Nintendo to come an interview with Reggie Fils-Aim
 Mario’s accomplished a lot in the three and a half decades he’s spentin the public spotlight. He’s been a plumber, a soldier, a doctor, refereed basketball and tennis, played b...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Breather raises $40 million for stylish workspaces on-demand
 A mobile app that lets users find and book stylish workspaces on-demand, Breather, raised a Series C round of $40 million. The funding brings Breather’s total capital raised to $73 million...
03:47 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Coverage from Disrupt London 2016
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03:00 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft outlines future mixed reality and cellular PCs with Intel and Qualcomm partnerships
 If you weren’t anywhere near Shenzhen today, you likely missed some of the stories coming out of Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC). The company used t...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Lights multi-lens L16 camera gets wider aperture but longer delay
 We’re all curious to see whether Light’s crazy 16-lens camera can live up to its own hype, but it looks like we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer for the already-delayed...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Starbucks adds a virtual barrista, sous vide eggs and a Tencent partnership to its menu
 At the Starbucks Biennial Investor Conferencetoday, the coffee and retail giant revealed some plans for 2017, including new foods comings to its cafes, and features heading to its incredibly pop...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch This artificial iris is like a pair of programmable shades in contact lens form
 Smart contact lenses have been the stuff of science fiction for a long time, but as with jetpacks and faster-than-light travel, we’re still waiting on them. Research is ongoing, though, an...
12:31 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnbs plan to compromise with cities as regulatory challenges pile up
 Airbnb looks to be making a key strategy change with regards to its global lobbying efforts. After a failed lawsuit that made the company little progress in the state of New York, Airbnb is rall...
12:05 am GMT - Thu, December 8, 2016
Techcrunch Heavy-hitting KKR just raised a $711 million tech growth fund
 KKR, the global investment firm, is announcing a $711 million close this morning on itsKKR Next Generation Technology Growth Fund, which it plans to use to backgrowth-stage companies in the tech...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Altos next mobile gaming adventure is an Odyssey
 Alto’s Adventure is still one of my favorite games to pick up and play on the commute, on the airplane or basically anywhere I have both my iPhone and a few minute stop spare. The endless ...
11:43 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Pebbles story, from Kickstarter sensation to Fitbit acquisition
 Pebble has had a long, one might say rocky road. As one of the earliest and biggest crowdfunding successes, it showed the potential and perils of hardware startups that were increasingly having ...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch What the drone industry wants from the FAA and Trump
 The commercialdrone industry in the U.S. hasn’t heard much from the President Elect about his plans for rulemaking that will impact their business and global competitiveness. Last month, A...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Tread connects car nuts via plate numbers
 It is not uncommon in the automotive enthusiast community to admire another’s ride. The best most people could do was give a thumbs-up as they passed or leave a note on a parked car’...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook just secured an e-money license in Ireland, paving way for Messenger payments in Europe
 Paving the way for friend-to-friend payments to come to Facebook Messenger in Europe (and after the functionality debuted in the U.S. all the way back in March last year), Facebook has quietly s...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook just secured an e-money license in Ireland, paving the way for Messenger payments in Europe
 Paving the way for friend-to-friend payments to come to Facebook Messenger in Europe (and after the functionality debuted in the U.S. all the way back in March last year), Facebook has quietly s...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Harvesting next-gen technologies for the farm
 It’s entirely possible — even probable — that the evolutionary, cutting-edge developments in the 21st century world of agriculture over the past few years have slipped under yo...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Google open sources Embedding Projector to make high-dimensional data more manageable
 This morning, Google announced that it was open sourcing its data visualization tool,Embedding Projector. The tool will help machine learning researchers to visualize data without having toinsta...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Used-car marketplace Beepi shuts down outside of CA, merges with stealth Fair.com
 After goingthrough nearly $150 million in funding, peer-to-peer used-car marketplace Beepi.com is shifting gears. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the startup is shutting down its opera...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch CNote looks to upend traditional savings with the help of good timing
 Believe it or not, the money you have in your savings account right now is probably losing you money. In today’s economy, inflation outpaces the interest rates that banks pay to encourage ...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Niantic confirms new Pokmon are coming
 Niantic, the creator of the massively popular smartphone game, Pokmon Go, has confirmed that new Pokmon characters will be unveiled this Monday. “Keep an eye out on our social media channe...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Anomalie cuts the insane markups out of custom wedding dresses
 Wedding-dress shopping should be a fairy tale, but it’s usually a scam. You pay $5,000 for a dress that costs $200 to make. Boutiques hide the brands on dresses so you can’t comparis...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Trakz is a Fitbit with GPS tracking technology for your dog or cat
We love our pets and want to keep track of them, make sure they’re eating well and getting the exercise they need and U.K.-based Trakzwants to help us do that with technology products for keepin...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Sequoia-backed video chat app Tribe spammed its customers address books
 Can mobile app startups please stop building SMS invite systems into their apps already? The latest example of a venture-backed startup getting dinged by customers for having spammed their entir...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Circle removes ability to buy and sell Bitcoin as it doubles down on mobile payments
 Launched in 2013, Circle is a consumer finance company originally built with the goal of using the Bitcoin blockchain as a payments platform. Part of that was achieved by offering customers the ...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Google, HTC, Oculus, Samsung, Sony join forces to create Global VR Association
 After a couple years of being driven primarily by the startups, the virtual reality industry is growing to be one increasingly dominated by the big dogs. There’s still a sizable amount of ...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch T-Mobiles Digits calling service is designed to make phone numbers device agnostic
 T-Mobile’s pitch is simple, “We’re dragging the phone number into the internet age.” The actual functionality is a bit trickier, which is why the carrier looked to do a l...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Watch [email protected] Global Now
 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you the [email protected] Global, live from St. James’s Palace. Established by The Duke of York in 2014, [email protected] offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to pres...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Slack and Google announce partnership focused on better integrating their services
 Slack announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud this morning, which will bring a number of new features, including deeper integrations with Google services, to its collaboration platfo...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch November 2016 was the best month ever for App Store sales
 Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller announced today that the App Store had hit a new milestone. According to a statement he posted to Twitter, the App Store had a record-break...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Unity poaches Ubers machine learning head to tackle AI in AR/VR
 Unity has hired Dr. Danny Lange to take on the next generation of AI and machine learning problems at the game engine startup. For Lange, this comes after just over a year as Uber’s head o...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Pebble confirms its shutting down, devs and software going to Fitbit
 RIP Pebble… The wearable maker that pioneered wrist-based notifications before Apple and many others waded into the smartwatch space has confirmed it’s closing its doors as an indepe...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch DST leads $80M round in Brazils Nubank to take on the big boys in financial services
 As Brazil continues to reel as a result of itseconomic turmoil and its worst recession in 80 years, one of the country’s first financial techstartupshas raised significant funding. Sao Pau...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Pandoras Spotify competitor launches next year
 Pandora’s Spotify competitor is on its way. Announced this week at press event in New York, Pandora Premium, as the service is called, offers on-demand listening of millions of songs, stre...
02:33 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Music reaches the 20 million subscriber mark
 Apple Music’s growth has been nothing if not steady since launching in June of last year. The streaming service hit 13 million paid subscribers in April and beatthe 17 million mark in Sept...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch GE puts Amazon Alexa inside a funky table lamp
 Seems Alexa’s made her way into everything these days. Between Amazon’s own Echo offerings and an ever growing array of third-party participation, the steady home automation takeover...
12:54 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Belgiums Doctoranytime raises 1M
 It looks like the demise of food delivery startup Take Eat Easy is going to produce a number of interesting new startups, not least in its home country of Belgium. Read More ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch SnapLogic snaps up another $40 million
 SnapLogic solves a big problem for companies. It helps them connect legacy data sources to the cloud or to an in-house data lake. Today, it announced a $40 million round, almost exactly a year a...
05:51 am GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-on with VR Sports Challenge, the Oculus Touch version of Wii Sports
 When the Wii launched, no one knew what motion controller were or why weeven neededthem. So to get people excited about the new input method, Nintendo released Wii Sports as a free game to anyon...
05:08 am GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb plummets, Facebook ranks top in tech on Glassdoors Best Places to Work 2017
 Facebook has risen to the top spot among tech companies on the annualGlassdoorBest Places to Work U.S. rankings. That seems fitting for the company in a year when it is taking on Slack, Microsof...
03:07 am GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch The 20 startups shown off at HTCs Vive X accelerator demo day
 Today, HTC hosted a demo day event in San Francisco highlighting 20of the startupsthat have made their way through the company’sVive X virtual reality accelerator program. Vive X is dedica...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Trump fires a member of his transition team for tweeting fake news
 So-called fake news has real consequences, and everyone in the U.S. keeps learning that the hard way. Not just executives at social networks like Facebook, Reddit and Twitter. Or disgruntledandb...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, December 7, 2016
Techcrunch Reddit overhauls upvote algorithm to thwart cheaters and show the sites true scale
 Reddit has just completed a major redo of its scoring algorithm aimed at cracking down on bots and vote brigades while also showing just how big the site has gotten. Read More ...
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch You should probably still avoid toys that talk with your kids
 If you were thinking of getting your kid a little doll or robot that they can talk to — and, critically, that responds — you should probably hold off for a few years. A complaint to ...
10:42 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Martian adds Alexa to its hybrid smartwatch
 If you’ve already gone through all of the trouble to stick a microphone and speaker on your hybrid smartwatch, you might as well make the most of the thing. Martian’s taking advantag...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch AeroVironment: official charger of the Chevy Bolt
 The 2017 Chevy Bolt is coming to California and Oregon before the end of 2016, and along with it comes its very own official charger from AeroVironment. The company’s EVSE-RS charger has b...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch GoDaddy is buying rival Host Europe Group for $1.8B to accelerate its international expansion
 GoDaddy is on a shopping spree. Yesterday we reported that the domain and hosting company had bought WP Curve, a WordPress servicesstartup to expand its WordPress support team. And today the com...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Ruvento raises new seed fund to invest in hardware across Singapore, China and the U.S.
 Today,Ruvento is announcing a new $25 million seed fund for hardware startups in need of capital fromSingapore, China and theU.S. The fund, managedby Slava Solonitsyn andAlex Toh, will write 70 ...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch New journal Science Robotics is established to chronicle the rise of the robots
 Over the last few years, robotics and every other field have come to inform and improve each other, and robots have begun to infiltrate and affect our lives in countless ways. So the only surpri...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Inboards M1 electric skateboard offers stiff competition
 Boosted Board, long beenconsidered the de factoelectric skateboard, finally has some competition from a rival also based in California. Price as Reviewed: $1399 at Inboard The Inboard M1 brings ...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Trump is holding a meeting with key tech leaders at Trump Tower next week
 Aside his on-going free market bromance with entrepreneur-turned-transition-adviser Peter Thiel, things between Donald Trump and the broader tech community have been fairly rocky for some time. ...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch TiVo tests a cloud DVR
 Reports thatmedia player and DVR maker TiVo is testing a “cloud DVR” type functionality have been circulating in recent weeks. If the feature was to make it into commercial productio...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London 2016 is Seenit
 Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs an...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch 4K movies come to the Google Play Movies & TV app
It may be getting a late start, compared with streaming services from Amazon and Netflix, but today Google Play Movies & TV is adding 4K movies to its content library. Google says there are now ov...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Whats next for tech companies in the Brexit debate
 Crowdpac’s Steve Hilton, a passionate advocate of Brexit, has few points of agreement with Daniel Korski,a former advisor to David Cameron and an organizer of the Remain campaign. But the ...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Zenly lays out its plan to become a must-have social media app
 French-based location sharing app Zenlyhopes to be the next Snapchat and co-founder Antoine Martin came onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about how it plans to get there. The original...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Aragos AI can now beat some human players at complex civ strategy games
 Arago’s flagship HIRO AI product plays Freeciv, a free civilization building simulation that’s based on the popular and long-lived Sid Meier’s Civilization series of games R...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Windows 10 Creators update loads up on features for IT
 Microsoft announced a slewof goodies today for its upcoming Windows 10 Creatorsupdate, designed to please IT admins and simplify management of Windows 10 inside large enterprises. Microsoft has ...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Pepo, Jason Goldbergs social media app, raises $2.35M from his old Fab.com backers
 Jason Goldberg — a founder that may be as well known for his high-profile startups (Fab.com, Fabulis, Jobster) as his failures and pivots (Hem,Fab.com, Fabulis, Jobster) — earlier th...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix rolls out video previews worldwide, but only on its TV app
 Netflix isrollingout a new user interface for its app for televisions and streaming media players which will now include video previews, instead of still images. The previewswillappear whenyou&#...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch European Commission clears the way for Microsoft-LinkedIn deal
 Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn looks like it’s readyto go. The company’s Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith just announced that the deal has been cleared by the ...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Musical.ly defends its handling of young users, as it races past 40M MAUs
 The CEO of Musical.ly, the lip syncing app that’s become a major with youngster worldwide, has defended the way it manages its users, some of whom are younger than 13 years, while also rev...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung scores an 8-0 Supreme Court ruling in Apple patent case
 This morning’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling was nothing if not decisive. The nation’s highest courthanded down an 8-0 ruling in favor of the South Korean smartphone maker in its on-goin...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Google updates its search app, makes your personalized feed the main screen
 Google’s flagship mobile application is getting a big makeover today, with a focus on making it easier to separate the things you need to know about – like upcoming appointments or f...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Google app splits its feed between news and your personal agenda
Google is launching a new version of the Google appfor Android today (with iOS following soon). Currently, the app shows you both your agenda, travel times, local info, and a personalized news feed on...
03:47 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Workplace by Facebook seeks work life balance
 Workplace by Facebook officially launched six weeks ago and director Julien Codorniou came onstage at Disrupt London today to talk abouthow the platform is responding to and building features to...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Longtime VC Michael Goguen slapped with an even stranger lawsuit
 Michael Goguen — a longtime venture capitalist whose career at Sequoia Capital ended earlier this year after he was sued in a salacious breach of contract suit that accused him of sexually...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Sonos Spotify app support is now live for all
 Just over a month after making it available to a select number of users through public beta, long-awaited third-party app support for Spotify is officially official. The feature, which was first...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Workplace announces enterprise collaboration app platform
 Facebook will compete directly with Slack through a full-fledged new collaboration app platform built atop its pay-per-user enterprise communication product Workplace. Exclusively announced on s...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Google says it will hit 100% renewable energy by 2017
 Green energy projects for data centers and other facilities are goals for a lot of tech companies, but one of the largest – Google – now says it’s going to tip the scale at 100...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram fights abuse with comment disabling and liking
 Twitter’s sluggish approach to combating harassment looks even slower today as Instagram pushed its third round of safety features this quarter. The company announced this morning three ne...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch One Drops smart glucose monitoring hardware gets a green light from the FDA
 Last summer, One Drop raised $8 millionin Series A funding for its diabetes management app. At the time, the company said the money would go, in part, to developing hardware designed specificall...
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Citymapper will start monetizing in 2017
 Citymapper founder and CEO Azmat Yusuf took the stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about the future of cities and Citymapper. Now that the startup works in dozens of cities, it pla...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding
 Elysium Health markets a pill formulated with ingredients it says will keep you feeling young and, according to a source close to the matter and documents obtained by TechCrunch, the startuphas ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Visbit nabs $3.2M to bring users high-quality 360 video streaming without hogging data
 Virtual reality is a revolution with a lotof moving parts. Sure, it’s a renaissance for PC component manufacturers that once again need to push the limits on hardware, but it’s also ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Anil Dash, new CEO of Fog Creek, launches platform to remove barriers to app development
 Fog Creek Software, responsible for the births of Trello and Stack Overflow, is today launching Gomix, a platform that wants to democratize app building. Gomix gives people working apps they can...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britains post-Brexit tech future
 TechCrunch, in partnership with some of the UK’s best known entrepreneurs and VC’s, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt London a set of key recommendations for government about its...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Meizus got a $33 touchscreen fitness band with heart rate monitoring
 Meizu’s another in a long list of Chinese phone makers with a strong foothold that has yet to make a dent in the US market. But the company growing pretty rapidly, selling 20 million phone...
01:42 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Harman and Navdy team up to offer HUDs to OEMs and consumers
 Aftermarket heads-up driving accessory maker Navdy is teaming up with Harman, one of the leading suppliers of connected car systems and other components for automobiles. Harman, recently acquire...
12:39 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Partech Ventures closes its $107 million seed fund
 French VC firm Partech Ventures announced that they closed their seed fund of $107 million (100 million) for early stage startups. Partech Entrepreneur II is focusing on seed rounds, and the fir...
12:27 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch The British-made Blacklamp Carbon watch is full of glowing goodness
 Back when Britannia ruled the waves her beautiful lighthouses were wonders to behold. Many a sailor found solace in the pale light cast out over the ocean and now the Schofield Watch Company is ...
12:07 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales are doing just fine
 It’s hard to know if the Apple Watch is a hit or a miss. The company doesn’t disclose sales numbers directly, but Tim Cook wanted to react to IDC’s report on wearables, saying ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch The NFL Players Association is launching an accelerator to trade licensing rights for equity
 Tech accelerators have been a hot topic overthe past few years, especially within industries that have traditionally eschewed the world of startups and technology. Media companies, sports teams,...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch BetterCloud completes pivot from G Suite to general SaaS management
 BetterCloud, the 5-year old startup that launched originally as a way to manage G Suite (nee, Google Docs), has been in the midst of a transformation — rebuilding its entire product from t...
11:46 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Blockchain startup R3 expects to close $150M round in first quarter
 David Rutter, founder and CEO of the four-year-old, New York-based blockchain startup R3 took the stage at Disrupt London this morning to discuss the progress of his company and underscore Wall ...
10:56 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch N26 expands its bank of the future to 17 European countries
 Berlin-based startup N26 got its own banking license a few months ago. As N26 is building a mobile-first bank without any physical branch, the startup can expand to new countries much more easil...
10:55 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Open Bionics partners with NHS for a feasibility study to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system
 Open Bionicsis a U.K. startup making bionic hands for patients needing prosthetics and co-founder of the company Samantha Payne came onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to tell us about a...
10:37 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch BenevolentBios artificial intelligence could discover a better treatment for ALS
 What if the drug that could effectively treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the paralyzing neurological disease that skyrocketed into the public consciousness thanks to the ice bucket challenge...
10:28 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch GoEuro in talks with Uber to loop in last mile transport
 European long distance travel booking platform GoEuro is in talks with Uber about an integration to cover the last mile of a journey, an area GoEuro does not focus on. The startup does share an ...
10:27 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch RiftCat lets you play high-end 3D games on cheap VR headsets
 VR systems like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift are really cool but also really expensive. That’s why RiftCat created a new app, VRidge, that lets you play rich PC-based VR content on sma...
10:23 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch See you in Wroclaw tomorrow and Friday
 It’s Wroclaw Meetupin’ time! I’ll see you all tomorrow and Friday in Wroclaw and it’s going to be a hoot! I’ll be hosting two meetings next week and I want you to c...
09:05 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the last day of Disrupt London LIVE right here!
The Startup Battlefield finalists have been announced, but there is still a full day of Disrupt left. We’ll be joined by serial founder Jason Goldberg, Citymapper’s Azmat Yusuf, and Facebo...
04:14 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Trivago files to raise up to $428 million in IPO
 German hotel booking site Trivago updated its plans for a U.S. IPO in a filing that came out on Monday. The company expects to price its shares between $13 to $15, a $428 million offering at the...
01:44 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Court upholds warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702
 The U.S. federal appeals court has ruled in United States v. Mohamud, acasethat began with a 2010 holiday bomb plotand will end with uniqueimplications for theprivate digital communications of A...
01:36 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft researchers sound off on the next decade in tech
 It’s Computer Science Education Week, in case you didn’t know, and in honor of this hallowed period Microsoft is publishing the thoughts of a few of its scientists and engineers on w...
01:19 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook begins asking users to rate articles use of misleading language
 A survey asking users about “misleading language” in posts is the latest indication that Facebook is facing up to what many see as its responsibility to get a handle on the fake news...
12:50 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch GoDaddy buys WordPress services startup WP Curve
 Web-hosting firm GoDaddy is beefing up its services after it acquired WP Curve, a startup offering services and support for WordPress websites. The deal is undisclosed, but it will see NYSE-list...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube collaborate to remove terrorist content from their services
 Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube today announced they would cooperateon a plan to help limit the spread of terrorist content online. The companies said that together they will create a s...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch HackerNews calls for political detox, critics cry censorship
 Can social media even exist without political debate? What about trolls?HackerNews, the social news site run by Y Combinator, is trying to find out.The head of the HackerNews community since 201...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, December 6, 2016
Techcrunch Hacker News calls for political detox, critics cry censorship
 Can social media even exist without political debate? What about trolls?Hacker News, the social news site run by Y Combinator, is trying to find out.The head of the Hacker News community since 2...
11:43 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbits up and Apples down in IDCs latest wearable market numbers
 IDC’s latest world wide wearable numbers are in, and everything looks to be coming up Fitbit. As smartwatches numbers declined, the larger wearable space is up overall all, thanks in no sm...
11:39 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch The clever, absurd RokBlok rides your vinyls grooves like a hipster race car
 Sometimes you see a gadget and think simultaneously, “that’s insanely clever,” but also just “that’s insane.” The RokBlok was one of those situations for me: ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Why education should become more like artificial intelligence
 Artificial intelligence is all around us. It’s in our cars, our homes and our pockets. With all this information, this intelligence, at our fingertips and lips, shouldn’t our educati...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch The latest Android Nougat update brings a piece of Pixel to Nexus phones
Android 7.1.1 starts going live today as an over-the-air update — a roll out that will continue through the next several weeks to a select number of Google-approved devices, including the Nexus ...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix becomes the Top Grossing iPhone app for the first time
 Netflix’s decision to introduce an in-app subscription option in its iOS appover a year ago has helped the streaming servicesteadily gain more subscribers, and surge up the Top Grossing ch...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch OpenAIs Universe is the fun parent every artificial intelligence deserves
 Every parent’s worst nightmare is a student spending more time playing video games and surfing the web than studying for school. But theteam over at OpenAI believes that a “fun paren...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Flutterwave aims to unify Africas fragmented payment systems and empower small businesses
 There’s no shortage of entrepreneurs in Africa, but their ambitions are often hampered by the lack in many countries of reliable and affordable digital payment systems. Moneywave wants to ...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch The TC Disrupt London Startup Battlefield finalists are InsideDNA, LiftIgniter, OxeHealth, PhenixP2P and Seenit
 Disrupt London Day 1 was a massive success. DeepMind’s Mustafa Suleyman taught us about the future of AI. Autonomy founder Dr. Michael Lynch mocked HP’s $5 billion lawsuit against hi...
09:38 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch How blockchain can help fight cyberattacks
 Imagine a computing platform that would have no single point of failure and would be resilient to the cyberattacks that are making the headlines these days. This is the promise behind blockchain...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Tyson Foods launches new venture fund to back food and agriculture startups
 Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s largest makers and marketers of meat products, has announced the formation of a $150 million venture capital fund to back food and agriculture startups...
07:14 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix goes big on unscripted programming with 20 original shows planned for 2017
 Netflix is making headway on its ambitions tofill half its library with original content. According to Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, the company is planning to release abou...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Bullsh*t and spin: Autonomy founder mocks HPs $5B fraud suit against him
 How could Dr Michael Lynch raise a $1 billion venture capital fund while being sued for $5 billion over alleged fraud in the $11 billion sale of his company Autonomy to HP? “The reality is...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Vault is automating investment to offer affordable retirement plans beyond 401(k)
 Former JP Morgan financial advisor Randy Fernando got the idea for his fintech startup Vault — selected as audience choice for the startup battlefield here at Disrupt London — after ...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Open As App turns boring business data into a mobile app instantly
 Cloud computing has made collaboration across coworkers easier than ever, but that doesn’t mean that workers are as productive as possible when they’re on the go. Open As App aims to...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Oxehealth uses cameras to monitor your heartbeat from across the room
 Meet Oxehealth, a startup that plans to turnany regular security camera into a health monitor. The British company wants to make it easier to monitor patients in a hospital, police station, psyc...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch VCs remain optimistic even as the industry enters a wait and see moment
 While the IPO window might be quite a little more narrow these days and there’s plenty of uncertainty, it doesn’t necessary mean the end of the venture capital world — at least...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Boston Dynamics founder and his robot SpotMini join us on stage to discuss the companys future
 What is Boston Dynamics? The easy answer for that: a company that makes crazy advanced robots that can walk — be it on two feet or four — better than just about any other robot in th...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Ex-GV CEO Bill Maris said to be launching health care investment fund, Section 32
 Section 32, the new healthcare-focused venture fund reportedly being launched by Bill Maris, was apparently named in homage to Section 31, an intelligence agency from the Star Trek universe. If ...
05:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch With Station F, Paris will have the worlds biggest startup campus
 Station F (formerly known as la Halle Freyssinet) is quite an ambitious project and is bound to change the face of the tech ecosystem in Paris. Financed by Xavier Niel and directed by Roxanne Va...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch StrongDM raises $3M to keep database info from leaking out
 When companies are looking to secure the information they have in their databases, it’s a pretty big challenge no matter how you slice it. Unless you have a large security budget that can ...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch The Last Guardian is a classic solo game with charm and challenges
 If you’ve played games designed by Fumito Ueda before, then you’ll feel right at home in The Last Guardian, the new release published by Sony for PS4, and developed by genDESIGN and ...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Meet Aiden, your new AI coworker
 Let’s say you want to know where one of your digital marketing campaigns is getting the most traction: Twitter or Facebook. You might need to checkseveral dashboards across your social acc...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Infltr lets you filter your photos directly in the iMessage app
 Photo-editing app Infltr is best known for giving Instagram a run for its money with anapp that lets you choose froman infinite number of photo filters – well, technically, it’s just...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Digital chief-of-staff app Accompany raises $20M and launches a UK Beta
 Accompany, an app that Amy Chang bets will be able to replace the chief-of-staff or personal assistant of an executive, launched just a few months ago. The app had been in the works for a while,...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Shopify acquires digital studio Tiny Hearts, makers of Wake Alarm, Next Keyboard & more
 E-commerce company Shopify is doubling down on its mobile product ambitions with today’sacquisition of digital product studio Tiny Hearts. The studio has released a number of mobile apps, ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Oculus Touch VR motion controllers
 While this year undeniablysaw the entrance of quite a few major hardware initiativesfrom the major players (Google, Oculus, HTC, Samsung and Sony to name a few), 2016 still had quite a tough tim...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch MITs DIY design system lets you make the right drone for the job
 Drones are fairly off-the-shelf affairs for most people; there’s a wide range of companies making them for both commercial and consumer uses, but ultimately these are all remarkably simila...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon launches a beta of Go, a cashier-free, app-based food shopping experience
 The straight-forwardly named “Just Walk Out” technology ought to give you a pretty good idea of what Amazon Go is all about. Launching in beta this year to Amazon employees at a sing...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Seeds helps developers make more money through in-app social good purchases
 Seeds unveiled its drag-and-drop SDKfor developers to integrate social good contributions directly into their apps today at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016. Seedsalso announced a partnership with...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Iris is an AI to help science R&D
 Most startups have a pitch. The team behind Iris AI has two: right now they’ve created an AI-powered science assistant that functions like a search tool, helping researchers track down rel...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Are smartwatches winding down?
 With the coming destruction of Pebble and the announcement by Motorola that it doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,” you would be ...
02:38 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Seenit turns your companys community into a film crew
 Let’s say you’re hosting an event. Maybe it’s a marathon or a fundraiser or a concert. You want a video recapping the event, be it for promotional reasons or just for the memor...
02:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch LiftIgniter wants to rid the web of garbage link recommendations
 LiftIgniter is a startup that wants to banish content recommendation engines like Outbrain and Taboola, which serve up low-grade, garbage links on websites to keep users engaged, from the intern...
02:07 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Uber acquires Geometric Intelligence to create an AI lab
 Ride-hailing requires a lot of machine smarts to maintain a competitive edge, so it’s not surprising to see Uber make a strategic acquisition in the artificial intelligence space. The comp...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Plumes plug-in WiFi pods are now available
 The home WiFi network extender space sure got real crowded, real fast. Startups Eero and Luma have been battling it out for some time before Google elbowed its way in, earlier this fall. All of ...
01:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Fears and questions over Brexits impact on talent
 While UK tech founders continue to try to second guess what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually means for the future of immigration and access to talent, the UK’s digital minister, ...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch PhenixP2P helps developers add real-time video to their apps
 When you are watching the live video stream of a football game or any major event online, chances are that the stream usually isn’t really as “live” as you’d like it to b...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Foodstantly is transforming how people shop for food in Nigeria
 Operating a service delivering food to both consumers and hotel chains and restaurants, Foodstantly is hoping to make the process of shopping for food more transparent and safer for all Nigerian...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Blinks home security camera gets an outdoor version
 CES is still a full month away , but consumer security startup Blink is getting a jump on things with the announcement of a new outdoor camera designed to slot into the company’s home surv...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Googles new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location in emergencies
 With Trusted Contacts, Google is launching a new personal safety app for Android today that allowsothers to ping you for your location when they think you may have been in an accident or in dang...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Leap Motion demos its excellent hand tracking technology on Samsungs Gear VR
 When Leap Motion debuted in 2010, it felt like a technology in search of a platform. The startup demoed some truly impressive motion tracking technology as a means of interacting with two-dimens...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight search
 Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That’s the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the adventurous. AirWander finds you...
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch A new tool can crack a credit card number in six seconds
 In what amounts to a very clever brute force attack, a group of researchers has figured out how to find credit card information – including expiration dates and CVV numbers – by quer...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch InsideDNA looks deep into your DNA to determine the best drugs to cure what ails you
 Using a computational platform and your DNA, bioinformatics startup InsideDNA aims to determine the right drug interaction for your body. The startup began three years ago as acloud-based platfo...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch CENTURY dives deep to track student performance and help teachers build custom curriculua
 When Priya Lakhani went to pick up her daughter from school one day, she asked her teacher how her daughter was doing. It was when she was walking home with her daughter that same day that she r...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch The AWS juggernaut
 After last year’s AWS re:Invent conference, we posed the question, “Is Amazon the Most Important Enterprise Company?” Having just returned from re:Invent 2016, we can say the a...
12:21 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch European VCs say Brexit is already impacting where new founders base their startups
 This afternoon, at TechCrunchDisrupt London, Frederic Court of Felix Capital, Sonali De Rycker of Accel and Reshma Sohoni of Seedcampdidn’t mince words whenit comes to whether Brexit will ...
12:02 pm GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch WorldRemits Ismail Ahmed thinks mobile money accounts are the future
 WorldRemit founder and CEO Ismail Ahmed took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about his company and his views on the future of remittances. While you might be more familiar with co...
11:22 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch DeepMind CEO Mustafa Suleyman says general AI is still a long way off
 Mustafa Suleyman, the CEO of the well-known AI company DeepMind, which Google acquired in 2014, took the stage at our Disrupt London event today to talk to our Special Projects Editor Jordan Cro...
11:14 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch European VCs are going to make flying cars a reality
 Despite a large funding gap at the later stage, the state of technology investment in Europe is strong, according to Skype’s billionaire founder and the founder of the global venture capit...
11:14 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Skype founder and Atomico CEO Niklas Zennstrm says the state of tech in Europe is strong
 Despite a large funding gap at the later stage, the state of technology investment in Europe is strong, according to Skype’s billionaire founder and the founder of the global venture capit...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Code.orgs third annual Hour of Code includes star athletes and a new sports-themed coding tutorial
 Jocks and nerds haven’t always gotten along in years past, but Code.org aims to bring them together for the third annual Hourof Code with a sports-themed coding campaign. The campaign, whi...
10:45 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Darktrace co-founder discusses the future of cybersecurity
 One of the co-founders of the tight-lipped cybersecurity firm Darktrace peeled back some of the secrecy around the company today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, describing how investor Mike Lynch ...
10:27 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Gett launches Gett Together carpooling service
 Ride hailing provider Gett has a new service it’s launch on Monday – carpooling. The startup is kicking things off with a free service launch specifically for Disrupt London attendee...
10:19 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Volkswagen launches Moia, a new standalone mobility company
 Moia, which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 on Monday, is one of the most aggressive and intentional moves made yet by a major automaker in terms of investing in urban transportation ...
09:55 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Atomico backs backs new vertical take-off and landing flight developer, Lilium Aviation
 Planting a flag in Europe for the development of the kind of “deep technology” companies that have long been the bread and butter of Silicon Valley, the European venture firm Atomico...
09:55 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Atomico backs new vertical take-off and landing flight developer, Lilium Aviation
 Planting a flag in Europe for the development of the kind of “deep technology” companies that have long been the bread and butter of Silicon Valley, the European venture firm Atomico...
09:49 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Disrupt London Day 1 LIVE right here!
Good morning, friends! Disrupt has landed and London and the fun begins right NOW. Today we’ll be joined by some of the biggest names in tech, including DeepMind’s Mustafa Suleyman, Volksw...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the Startup Battlefield of Disrupt London 2016
 TechCrunch is pleased to announce the startups selected to participate in the Disrupt London 2016 Startup Battlefield. Over the next two days, these companies will compete on tech’s bigges...
06:17 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Red carpet roundup: Silicon Valley goes Hollywood for 2017 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony
 Covering a red carpet isn’t usually a skillin the repertoire of tech journalists, but it’s also not every daythat you get to seeVin Diesel and Kevin Durant on the same stage asMark Z...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch We need new candidates to run for office, and startups can help
 This presidential election pitted two candidates who were the #1 and #2 most disliked candidates, EVER, for president. Why is this happening in our golden age of technology, when information is ...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch WTF is AI?
 Cogito, ergo sum. We’ve all heard that famous assertion, foundation for a modern philosophy of self, consciousness, and individualism. But Descartes had it easy: for him, thought was self-...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch These science superstars just won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize
 Today at the 5th annual Breakthrough Prize, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names will award more than $25 million to scientific research in departments across the globe. The event splice...
12:42 am GMT - Mon, December 5, 2016
Techcrunch Impraise lets you tell your coworkers what a good job theyre doing
 “We’ve come a long long way together, through the hard times and the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should using a 360-degree feedback tool sold as a...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch How to make debt pay
 Not all debt is bad debt. It’s conventional wisdom in the world of finance that the strategic use of debt builds better companies. The same is true for software. Companies that are strateg...
07:25 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Users Guide to Disrupt London 2016
Hard to believe that Disrupt London starts tomorrow!Check out this guide for helpful event info. Logistics We want you to have a successful experience at Disrupt. Check out these tips to have a great ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro releases the $299 Karma Grip handheld stabilizer
 The GoPro Karma Grip is now available. The camera maker announced today that the handheld stabilizer is for sale in select stores and GoPro.com for $299. This is the same handheld grip that ship...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Artificial intelligence and the evolution of the fractal economy
 Money makes the world go round, or so they say. Payments, investments, insurance and billions of transactions are the beating heart of a fractal economy, which echoes the messy complexity of nat...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch How will Silicon Valley respond to Trump?
Capital founding partner Freada Kapor Klein isn’t happy. Klein, one of technology’s leading social activists and impact investors, has been “deeply troubled” by the election of...
03:28 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch VeeCee gives kids a shoppable wish list with virtual currency
Giving kids a new way to get the things they want, with greater parental oversight,VeeCee is a hack created by a four-person team from London’s Barking Dagenham suburbs. The group’s pitch ...
03:22 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Mischief managed: 5 hackathon hacks for Potter fans inspired by the Marauders Map
 Great news, Potter fans:Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryis no longerthe only place in the worldwhere you can find a working Marauder’s Map, the magical piece of parchment that le...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Three cheers for Valley capitalism
 It’s easy to be critical of the tech industry, and even easier to be critical of capitalism itself. Let us all continue to do so; criticism is valuable. But let’s remember that we do...
01:27 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Wandered.space helps you explore the cool spots all around you
 Wandered.space is a service for those moments when you want to explore the area around you, but don’t know where to go. It was created this weekendat TechCrunch’s Disrupt London hack...
01:17 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch The Emotion Journal wins the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon Grand Prize
 Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regular hackers. Their challenge was to come up with a neat, funny and smart hack in just 24 hours.We could all...
01:10 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Welcometo.site wants to be your virtual receptionist
Checking in at a co-working space or business to meet with somebody can often be a hassle that involves some phone tag and back and forth. Welcometo.site, one of the many projects that came out of our...
01:06 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch The Emotion Journal performs real-time sentiment analysis on your most personal stories
 Andrew Greenstein, an app developer from San Francisco, started journaling a few months ago. He tries to write for five minutes every day, but it’s challenging to set aside the time. Still...
01:03 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch My Bricks Online puts your smartphone in Lego to make playtime fun again
 Lego! Lego! Lego! Who doesn’t like Lego? One of the most fascinating entries to the hackthon at TechCrunch Disrupt London used the beloved little bricks to help take young eyes away from s...
12:51 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon app Notim.press/ed algorithmically detects fake news
 Fake news is a moving target. Greedy publishers constantly start new websites of deceit, preventing manual blacklists from keeping up. That’s why one TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon te...
12:50 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Jobble makes finding jobs easier in developing countries
 According to the latestMobility Report from Ericsson, there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and that number looks to jump to 6.1 billion smartphone users 2020, with much of th...
12:50 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Jooble makes finding jobs easier in developing countries
 According to the latestMobility Report from Ericsson, there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and that number looks to jump to 6.1 billion smartphone users 2020, with much of th...
12:35 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch HazMap wants to be like Pokmon Go for reporting hazards in public spaces
 No one wants to be that person who falls in a ditch when they least suspect it. With HazMap,a project that came out of the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon, you can ensure you’re not that per...
12:04 pm GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Amplify lets you play synchronized songs across every phone in the room
 Say you’re at a party, and someone wants to get a silent disco going. Everyone opens their phone, someone yells “play,” and hopefully everyone gets it started at the same time....
11:22 am GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Watch the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon LIVE right here!
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10:21 am GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch EYs Jeff Wong brings startups into the boardroom
 In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Ernst & Young’s Jeff Wong. Jeff is a former startupper and early member of the eBay team. Wong is EY’s future guru now and is helping his...
02:31 am GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Former TechShop CEO Mark Hatch joins Network Society Ventures as General Partner
 Early-stage venture firmNetwork Society Ventures has snagged TechShop’s former CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch as general partner.Hatch is recognized as a pioneer of the maker movement, is a...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, December 4, 2016
Techcrunch Bots that work everywhere
 Bots made big headlines in 2016. They’ve been hailed variously as the future of commerce and a revolution in customer service. It seems likely that, just as the web and the cell phone once...
08:20 pm GMT - Sat, December 3, 2016
Techcrunch Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions in letter to US regulators
 Apple has publicly revealeditsambitions to play in the emerging market of self-driving vehicles witha policy recommendation letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Wall Str...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 3, 2016
Techcrunch Robots, jobs and the human fear of change
 When it comes to technology’s impact on the economy, there continues to be concern that robots and other advances will lead to unemployment. But what does history really tell us about the ...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 3, 2016
Techcrunch Why Reed Hastings is the nations best chance for curbing the influence of money in politics
 Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and good old fashioned DVR, other than senior citizens watching traditional news broadcasts and people watching live sports, tv ads just don’t reach th...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, December 3, 2016
Techcrunch Emotionally intelligent computers may already have a higher EQ than you
 The idea of creating robots that can understand, compute and respond to human emotions has been explored in movies for decades. However, a common misconception is that the challenge of creating ...
12:22 am GMT - Sat, December 3, 2016
Techcrunch The NFL will reportedly relax their social media rules so teams can post more GIFs and videos
 About two months ago the NFL implemented a new social media policy that effectively banned teams from posting any video-based content during games. The backlash was tremendous, with fans and tea...
12:04 am GMT - Sat, December 3, 2016
Techcrunch Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs
 Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn’t there — making the problem notoriously difficult to tr...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch What interns and new grads really get paid at top tech companies
 From woefully underpaid internships to legendary hiringbonuses at huge Silicon Valley companies, it’s hard for job seekers to know what they’re worth in tech. It’s even harder ...
10:19 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch ESA commits half a billion to its next Mars lander despite predecessors crash
 The European Space Agency is doubling down on Mars, dedicating nearly half a billion dollars to its follow-up mission to the planet’s surface — even though the first one quite litera...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch A sneak peek at Propels battling Star Wars drones
 Last year’s break out Star Wars toy was, without question, Sphero’s BB-8. It was the perfect synergy of technology and intellectual property, that brilliantly captured The Force Awak...
09:25 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch As acquisition talk surfaces, Pebble stays quiet about Time 2 shipping
 When rumors first surfaced about a FitBit acquisition of Kickstarter king Pebble, concerned backers were understandable concerned aboutwhat the news would mean for the status of their unreleased...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub
 If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Companies like Google, Yahoo, Oracle and PayPal attract top talent for years; when the...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Hands On With DirecTV Now, AT&Ts new streaming service for cord cutters
 This week, AT&T unveiled its new TV streaming service for cord cutters, who aren’t ready to subsist entirely on Netflix, YouTube and whatever else they can watch for free around the we...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Copy and paste trick could unlock iOS 10 devices in Lost Mode
 Lost and stolen iOS devices could be at risk if ne’er-do-wells learn of this blunt-force method of getting past Activation Lock. No special equipment or technical know-how is required, whi...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook invests $20M to catalyze affordable housing development in Menlo Park
 Across the Bay Area, affordable housing remains hard to come by. In a climate where many displaced residents point their blame at the techies, Facebook has decided to invest $20 million in what ...
06:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Beddit 3 knows if youve been sleeping. It knows if youre awake.
 Jolted into existence with a $500,000 Indiegogo campaign back in 2013, followed by a version 2 that was sold in Apple Stores all over the world, Beddit is back with a third generation of its pop...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Nigerias Black Friday sales test the e-commerce models of startups Jumia and Konga
 Africa’s two leading e-commerce startups, Jumia and Konga, topped their 2015 Black Friday merchandise sales in Nigeria—even as the country weathers currency volatility and recession....
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Pandora shares up 11% on acquisition report
 Internet radio pioneer Pandora, saw its shares jump over 11% on Friday to $12.77, amid renewed acquisition speculation. A report from CNBC indicated that Pandora and SiriusXM are expected to dis...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook blocks links to B.S. Detector, fake news warning plugin
 Not only is Facebook not providing little red warnings along with links to potentially specious news—it’s now blocking links to the plugin that did so. Over the past week, some Faceb...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch AWS shoots for total cloud domination
 AWS held its annual re:Invent customer conference this week — and as it revealed one new service after another, one thing became clear: the company with a marketshare lead that is by Gartn...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Emotibot wants to help chatbots know how you really feel
 Emotional intelligence is a hard thing to achieve, even in humans. But it’s especially difficult in robots, and maybe even more so in chatbots, whose available tools for picking up on emot...
03:44 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch NFL games come to CBSs streaming service, starting this Sunday
 CBS this week announced a significant deal with the NFL thatcould bring more subscribers to its over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters,CBS All Access. Starting this Sunday, viewers...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon isnt playing nice with Plexs new cloud service
 Media server software Plex, which helps you organize your own library of movies, TV shows, photos, and music, is now making it easier to access the content you’ve saved onother cloud stora...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch The periodic table gets four new official additions
 Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson are officially official. This week, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry added numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118 to the Period table of...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Uber accused of helping drivers break taxi laws in Danish test case
 Uber’s European business has been indicted in a Danish court on charges of assisting two drivers of breaking local taxi laws, Reuters reports. Read More ...
12:25 pm GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Didis CTO explains why Chinas ride-sharing giant has a data advantage
 China’s Didi Chuxing made headlines this year when it announced along with Uber that it would be taking over Uber’s business in its own country. Uber’s sale of its Chinese busi...
10:38 am GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon is tomorrow, get your tickets and meet our MCs
 The Hackathon begins tomorrow and we are thrilled to announce that Claire Donoghueand Marily Nikawill be joining us as MCs. Here’s a little bit more about the dynamic duo who will be runni...
10:26 am GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch WeChat, Chinas top messaging app, no longer tells users when it censors their messages
 Users of WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, are having conversations secretly censored without their knowledge, according to a new report from Citizen Lab. Read More ...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook quietly tests warnings on fake news
 Facebook is showing red warning labels above fake news links in the News Feed for some users in what appears to be a limited test. TechCrunch attained the screenshot below of the warning from a ...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Reports of a Facebook fake news detector are apparently a plugin
 Update: The feature appears to be an implementation of the Chrome plugin B.S. Detector, which some users took as a test by Facebook itself. We’ll continue to investigate but for now it loo...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat Spectacles, Oculus Touch and Product Hunt: Listen to TCBC 10 with Fitz Tepper
 Spectacles are all the rage, but me and this week’s guest Fitz Tepper have already stopped using ours pretty much. Maybe we’re just not cool. Still, the hardware from Snapchat parent...
12:07 am GMT - Fri, December 2, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter buys startup Yes, Inc. and scores a new VP of product in the process
 One-hundred and forty-three. That’s not the new character limit or the number of heads of product Twitter has employed over the few years(though close). That, rather, is the amountof times...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Bullpen closes its third fund at $75 million to back post-seed stage startups
 Bullpen Capital, a venture firm that specializes in post-seed stage deals, has closed its third fund at $75 million. The firm invests in companies that previously closed a seed round of investme...
10:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Motorola wont release a new smartwatch any time soon, which doesnt bode well for Android Wear
 Two key things we learned during a Motorola press event in Chicago this week. 1. The company’s bullish on modular phones and 2. Not so much with smartwatches. The Lenovo-owned smartphone m...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch BOTS Act punishing online scalpers passes Senate, moves on to the House
 Scalpers who use bots to slam ticket websites and snatch up a huge proportion of seats at popular shows may soon find themselves in violation of federal law. The Senate and House have both passe...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Juniper Networks acquires cloud optimization service AppFormix
 AppFormix, a cloud operations management and optimization startup, today announced that it has been acquired by publicly traded networking company Juniper Networks. AppFormix was founded in 2013...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch The Moto Mods ecosystem expands with a car dock and Mophie battery backup
 At launch, the Moto Z was compatible with three different modular backings (four if you count the shell projector): a Motorola pico projector, a speaker from JBL and an Incipio battery pack. Sho...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch You can now wear Spectacles indoors with Rochester Opticals lenses
 If Snap’s Spectacles are really aboutsharing your life with the world, we need asolution for capturing the majority of our lives that occur boxed inside buildings. This solution could come...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus shows off the 50 launch titles for its Touch motion controllers
 Oculus is gearing up for a major hardware launch next week with its $199 Touch motion controllers. That’s nice and all but as we’ve learned, VR hardware is really only as good as the...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Earthquake-sensing mobile app MyShake captures hundreds of temblors large and small
 Back in February, seismologists at UC Berkeley released MyShake, an app that passively monitors for seismic activity, both watching for earthquakes and warning users if one is underway. In the m...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Come for the tool, stay for the network reconsidered
 For the past few years, “Come for the tool, stay for the network” has been in vogue as a theory of consumer startup product development. Chris Dixon’s January 2015 post popular...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Come for the tool, stay for the network is wrong
 For the past few years, “Come for the tool, stay for the network” has been in vogue as a theory of consumer startup product development. Chris Dixon’s January 2015 post popular...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch That one time I was tucked in by a startup
 There I was on a comfy gray couch, surrounded by pillows and being handed an eye mask in a reserved office space in downtown San Francisco when, next thing I knew, Michael Acton Smith, co-founde...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch JustEat is now delivering takeout with self-driving robots in the UK
 The robots will serve you now: Greenwich, London residents have officially begun receiving deliveries from autonomous, six-wheeled rolling cooler bots, which are handling the “last mile...
07:04 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Researchers taught Boston Dynamics Atlas humanoid robot to walk gingerly over rubble
 There’s something strangely comforting in watching Boston Dynamics’ 330-pound bipedal humanoid robot cautiously attempt to navigate a field of uneven surfaces. Somethinghumanizing, i...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch AWS launches Blox, a collection of open source tools for the EC2 Container Service
 With its EC2 Container Service (ECS), Amazon has long offered support for software containers on its AWS cloud computing platform. Today, at its re:Invent developer conference, the company annou...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Logojoy turns design into an AI-powered, iterative process
 If you’ve ever had to have a logo designed, you probably know that a lot of love, care, taste, years of training, tons of experience and buckets of knowledge goes into the process. Logojoy...
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Glue solves sticky data prep problem in cloud
 Amazon announced Amazon Glue today at the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. The tool has been designed to help developersprocess data, whether the source is in the cloud or on prem. This is som...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch AWS lets developers execute Lambda functions on edge locations with [email protected]
 Today, Amazon said it was rolling out a tool called [email protected], that allows developers to execute Lambda functions at edge locations on a content delivery network, cutting down the time needed ...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Spatial helps users navigate like a native
 Lyden Foust was an ethnographer traveling the world on behalf of corporations, living in a city for months at a time to learn what he could, and reporting back to the people who hired him. ̶...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch AWS Batch simplifies batch computing in the cloud
 Amazon’s new AWS Batch allows engineers to execute a series of jobs automatically, in the cloud.The tool lets you run apps and container images on whatever EC2 instances are required to ac...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch YayPay wants to help big companies deal with accounts receivable
 YayPay is focusing on an interesting yet underserved niche — collecting payments from your customers. The startup is launching the second version of its platform today and now focuses on b...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Zenefits ordered to stop offering free insurance software in Washington state
 Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has ordered insurance startup Zenefits to stop providing free use of its software in the state. The Commissioner issued a release detailing ...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Pinpoint helps developers keep users coming back to their apps
 As developers build apps, the hard part becomes not only attracting sufficient audience to justify the exercise, but also finding ways to keep that audience engaged and coming back to your app. ...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch 14 gifts that keep on giving
 Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday?The answer is that we can.By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new parcels, experiences or digital cont...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch A new brain health app from Neurotrack warns users of memory decline
 A Redwood City, Calif.startupcalled Neurotrack Technologies Inc. has created a brain health app that is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of memory, and work to find a cure for Alzheimer&...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Lets meet in Wroclaw next week
 Just a reminder that afterDisrupt in LondonI’ll be heading over to Wroclaw, Poland for a double dose of meet-up fun. The meetups coincided with a few events in Wroclaw and you’re wel...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch AWS Personal Health Dashboard helps developers monitor the state of their cloud apps
 DevOps teams will be happy to hear that Amazon is launching its own dashboard for Amazon Web Services. Personal Health Dashboard, as the company calls it, is itslatest release fromthe stage of r...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch AWS launches Shield to protect web applications from DDoS attacks
 At its re:Invent developer conference, Amazon today announced AWS Shield, a DDoS protection service for web apps that run on Amazon’s cloud computing service. AWS Shield is generally avail...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch AWS X-Ray gives developers a way to look into every little operation in their applications
 Amazon today is rolling out a tool to help developers dive deep into their existing applications to diagnose each element of the application’s processes in order to get a full snapshot of ...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX wants to get back to launching with Dec. 16 Iridium flight
 SpaceX hasn’t had a launch since one of its Falcon 9 rockets exploded on a launch pad during pre-flight checks in September, but it’s hoping to resume activities with a December 16 m...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Heres everything AWS will announce today
 Amazon is hosting the second of two major keynotes at its re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas today. TechCrunch has received detailed notes on the contents of today’s keynote, whic...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Facebooks advice to students interested in artificial intelligence
 Math. Math. Oh and perhaps some more math. That’s the gist of the advice to students interested in AI from Facebook’sYann LeCun and Joaquin Quionero Candela who runthe company’...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Megan Ellisons Annapurna Pictures moves into video game publishing
 Annapurna Pictures, the production company behind films including Zero Dark Thirty and Her, is launching a new division focused on video game development and publishing. Annapurna was founded by...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch White House AR app puts the nations most prestigious address on a $1 bill
 A new app called 1600 will build a virtual White House on a real one dollar bill before your very eyes using augmented reality – and it’s the product of the White House itself. Creat...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch AngelList acquires Product Hunt
 AngelList, the LinkedIn for startups just bought Product Hunt, the platform where people vote up or down on startup products, for an undisclosed amount. Product Hunt was rumored to be raising it...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Geenee picks up $4.4 million Series A to make Instagram more shoppable
 There is a huge disconnect between the way users engage with content on platforms like Instagram and the way that they shop online. Without native links in Instagram posts, influencers are looki...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Remember when GZA preformed at the Crunchies?
Way back in 2012, at the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, GZA presented an award with then-writer Drew Olanoff. And then he performed. The video is above. Excuse the audio. It’s really bad for some ...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Remember when GZA performed at the Crunchies?
 Way back in 2012, at the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, GZA presented an award with then-writer Drew Olanoff. And then he performed. The video is above. Excuse the audio. It’s really bad for...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Entrepreneurs sense power shift back to VCs in annual First Round Capital survey
 First Round Capitaljust published its second-ever State of Startups report, and it’s chock full of interesting sentimentsfrom a survey of more than 700 founders— some of whom have ti...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the Disrupt London Hackathon sponsor prizes, and last chance for tickets
This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon is set to be the best yet. We’re mere daysaway from the main event and are bursting with excitement.As we’ve beenreleasing information...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Nokia-branded Android smartphones will arrive in the first half of next year
 It’s been a rough decade or so for Nokia’s smartphone business. In 2011, then-CEO Stephen Elop famously described the company’s situation as a “burning platform” in...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Apple could be using drones to improve Apple Maps data
 Apple is putting a lot of effort to improve its Apple Maps data and design. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company plans to use drones to track changes and improve mapping data ov...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Channels adds HBO and Cinemax
 It’s getting a lot easier to live outside the loving embrace of a cable or satellite TV subscription – Amazon just added HBO and Cinemax to its Channels selection of add-on packs for...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Channels adds HBO and Cinemax
 It’s getting a lot easier to live outside the loving embrace of a cable or satellite TV subscription – Amazon just added HBO and Cinemax to its Amazon Channels selection of add-on pa...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch iHeartRadio launches on-demand music plans starting at $4.99 a month
 A few months ago, iHeartRadio announced that it would be adding paid subscriptions for on-demand music. Today it’s releasing more details about its plans — and launching beta version...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch VR tie-in invites movie fans to live the Assassins Creed life
 Assassin’s Creedis basically a story about a guy plugged into VR doing crazy thing in his own family’slong-dead past, so it’s only fitting that the movie would come with a VR e...
02:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch SuperAwesomes PopJam Platform lets developers add kid-friendly social feed to apps
 When SuperAwesome acquired Mind Candy’s PopJam — a sort of ‘Instagram for kids’ — last year, the stated plan was to marry SuperAwesome’s expertise and reach i...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Hyperloop Transportation Technologies claims more than $100 million in total investment
 Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the counterpart startup to Hyperloop One, which is also building a prototype of Elon Musk’s hyperloop system, says it has raised a little over ...
01:55 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Disrupt London Brexit Sentiment Survey Uncertainty sucks!
 What is going to be the impact of Brexit on UK startups and the wider European tech ecosystem as a whole? TechCrunch wanted to find out.So, in the last 3 weeks TechCrunch has polled 300 members ...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch New leaf-like nano surface could boost solar panel efficiency
 We often look to nature for tips on how to build better tech, and few things in nature are better at harnessing the power of the sun than the leaves of ordinary plants. Researchers at the Univer...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Smartglasses-maker ODG scores $58M in Series A led by 21st Century Fox
 Even as the broader public (okay, maybe just the tech press) waits patiently for announcements from the mixed reality mirage known as Magic Leap, there’s an augmented reality company that&...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch YC grad Workramp lands $1.8 million seed round
 Workramp, a startup that wants to change the way companies onboard and train their employees, announced a $1.8 million seed round today. Investors include Susa Ventures, Initialized Capital, Hay...
12:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Only a few days left to save 250 on Disrupt London tickets
Disrupt London 2016 is literally right around the corner — just a few short days until thousands of investors, innovators and enthusiasts descend on London for the best startup show in Europe. Y...
12:23 pm GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify launches new series of original recordings called Spotify Singles
 Music streaming startup Spotify is introducing a new series of original artist recordings called Spotify Singles. The company plans to record a couple of songs from each artist in its in-house N...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine
 Canceroustumors carry certaingenetic markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them.To do so, the Sean Parker Institute for Cancer Immunothe...
09:23 am GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Uber rival Grabs newest investor will help its drivers own their vehicle
 Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia, has scooped up a strategic investment that could help it expand its pools of drivers to battle rival services. Read More ...
07:27 am GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Genesis Partners spins out $50 million fund, F2 Capital, to back early-stage startups in Israel
 Three members of the senior investing team at Genesis Partners, a major Israeli venture firm, are stepping out with a new, early-stage fund of their own called F2 Capital. For the unfamiliar, Ge...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | GoPro Cuts 15% of Workforce
Hanging out with former TechCrunch writer and current editor in chief at Mattermark, Mr. Alex Wilhelm, GoPro cuts 15% of its workforce, Amazon can move your data by the truckload and now you can downl...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit is reportedly buying troubled smartwatch maker Pebble
 It looks consolidation is acoming to the wearables space with Fitbit set to acquire smartwatch maker and $20 million Kickstarter-darling Pebble, according to a report from The Information. Read ...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit is reportedly buying troubled smartwatch maker Pebble for around $40 million
 It looks consolidation is acoming to the wearables space with Fitbit set to acquire smartwatch maker and $20 million Kickstarter-darling Pebble, according to a report from The Information. Read ...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit is buying troubled smartwatch maker Pebble for around $40 million
 It looks consolidation is acoming to the wearables space with Fitbit set to acquire smartwatch maker and $20 million Kickstarter-darling Pebble, according to a report from The Information. Read ...
03:20 am GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Uber rival Grabs newest investor will help its drivers own their vehicle
 Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia, has scooped up a strategic investment that could help it expand its pools of drivers to battle rival services. Read More ...
01:21 am GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Online real estate service OpenDoor raises $210M Series D despite risky financing model
 This afternoon, Norwest Venture Partners announced that it led a massive $210 million Series D investment round in OpenDoor. With the new capital, the startup is looking to expand the usage of i...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, December 1, 2016
Techcrunch Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients
 Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the...
11:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla will move to open Richmond store after DMV win
 Tesla has won the right to open and operate its own dealership in Virginia, after the state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner reversed a ruling from September denying it a license. In hi...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Motorola likely to launch a Project Tango module for the Moto Z
 Slowly but surely the Moto Z is getting an ecosystem. The promising handset launched with some solid specs and a handful of add-ons that made it the most fully-formed modular handset to date ...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Skillz wins two new patents, is now helping brands sponsor e-sports tournaments
 Game tech startup Skillz today launched a service that allows brands to easily sponsor and host mobile e-sports tournaments for any game titles that they like, as long as they are already part o...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Oldest surviving Nikon fetches $406K at auction
 A fabulous piece of photographic history just sold at auction for $406,000, more than twice the estimated haul. This Nikon One was the third production camera — as in the third actual came...
10:52 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Referees will wear hats with built-in GoPros during the Big Ten Championship Game
 Are you upset your team isn’t playing in a championship game this weekend and need a reason to watch?Well here’s a reason to watch at least one game on Saturday:Referees will wear ha...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Apple acknowledges the new Calendar spam problem, says its working on it
 If you use iCal and have noticed a weird, sudden influx of calendar invites suggesting you buy bootleg purse knockoffs… you’re not alone.Just before Black Friday, spammers started ta...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Dusks new app lets you live stream anonymously
 Online anonymity can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can give people a voice when they’d otherwise be afraid to speak up — whether that’s because of fear of govern...
10:13 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Founder Collective easily finds $75 million for fund three
 Founder Collective, the seven-year-old, Cambridge, Ma.-based seed-stage venture fund, has closed its third fund with $75 million in capital from a small group of limited partners whose so-called...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch MusicNet aims to give machine learning algorithms a taste for Beethoven
 We’ve got machine learning systems captioning images, synthesizing speech and translating between languages, but it seems we’ve been neglecting their cultural development. Would you ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon has a shiny new startup accelerator to advance conversational AI
 Big tech companies have been creating accelerators left and right to evangelize their brands and get developers engaged with APIs and other open source efforts. Today, Amazon joined the crowd by...
09:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch For Nike, the HyperAdapt self-tying shoes are the first step toward something larger
 At $720, Version 1.0of Nike’s HyperAdapt self-tying shoes are for sneakerheads. They’re flashyand pricey, and while Nike isn’t revealing exact numbers, it’s clear that th...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Box shows strong sales growth in third quarter earnings
 Cloud storage company Box reported third quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday, beating Wall Street expectations with a record $102.8 million in revenue, a 31% increase year-over-year and...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch AWS Snowball Edge offers 100TB of storage and compute functionality
 Amazon’s popular Snowball storage container got a major update today at the company’s re:invent conference. Though largely overshadowed by the new batshit crazy AWS Snowmobile, the a...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Reddit cracks down on abuse as CEO apologizes for trolling the trolls
 Reddit will start issuing warnings, timeouts and permanent bans to its most abusive trolls, but will also limit the content manipulation capabilities of its own CEO after he apologized today for...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch AWS Greengrass brings Lambda to IoT devices
 Amazon today announced the launch of Greengrass, a new service that will be built into IoT devices to bring them better and smarter compute capabilities. As AWS CEO Andy Jassy noted in todayR...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Dobot is crowdfunding a robot that laser-engraves, 3D prints and much more
 Robotic arms seem like they belong in Sci-Fi movies, car factories and the dreams of DIY nerds. Dobot wants to change that, with a shiny new Kickstarter campaign bringing entry-level robotics to...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Jerrick, the company that relaunched Omni, unveils a new community publishing platform
 Rick Schwartz has produced some great, successful movies, includingThe Departed, Black Swan andGangs of New York.But with Jerrick Media Holdings(founded with former Wall Street executive Jeremy ...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch White House expands platforms for inclusive entrepreneurship
 The White House announced today new and expanded plans to improve diversity and inclusion within the startup economy, focused on higher education, investment and entrepreneurship. The diversity ...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon will truck your massive piles of data to the cloud with an 18-wheeler
 Meet AWS Snowmobile, a tractor-trailerfor when your big data is just too damn big. The truck houses a container that can store up to 100 petabytes of data.Real-life data hoarders can contract Am...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch AWS goes after Oracle with new PostgresSQL support in Aurora
 There were a lot of jokes and comments at Oracle’s expense today at the AWS re:Invent conference, but perhaps the boldest statement came when AWS announced it was adding PostgresSQL suppor...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Hardbounds app uses visual stories to catch you up on the days news and more
 Instead of killing time on your phone playing games or browsing Facebook, the recently launched application Hardbound aims tohelp you fill your spare minutes by learning something new instead. T...
06:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Making an Arduino-based CNC plotter out of a DVD player is as easy as 1, 2, whats Arduino again?
 Once, long ago when magazines still existed, I bought a copy of Popular Mechanics. Inside was a guideon how to build a robotic lawnmower. Now this was back in the 1980s so it wasn’t a very...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch 12 picture-perfect gifts for your photographer friends
 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...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Google launches App Maker
 Google today announced the launch of App Maker, the newest entry in the low-code, drag-and-drop app building market. Like its competitors from Microsoft and numerousstartups, App Maker promises ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch The connected car and another fragmented market
 As any new industry takes shape, technical fragmentation occurs. The connected car is new and hot and, like markets prior, there’s a huge land-grab unfolding in front of all consumers. It ...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Zero is a mobile automation app for email addicts
 Email apps are a dime a dozen. There are the regular emails apps that come with our phones, there’s Gmail and Spark and there’s 50 others that all offer just about the same thing. Ze...
05:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter now lets mobile users make their own Moments
 Earlier this fall, Twitter opened up access to its storytelling feature “Moments” to all Twitter users, allowing anyone to create their own stories using tweets and photos uploaded t...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch AWS gives developers larger instances to work with
 Amazon kicked off its 2016AWS re:Invent conference with a peppering of announcements regarding its EC2 instance roadmap. The company dropped an updated R4 instance,expanded T2 instances, and a n...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon launches Amazon AI to bring its machine learning smarts to developers
 Amazon today announced the launch of its new Amazon AI platform at its re:Invent developer event in Las Vegas. This new service brings many of the machine learning smarts Amazon has developed in...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube adds support for 4K live streaming
 YouTube enabled support for 4K video on its site back in 2010, and today it’s bringing that same capability to live streaming. Both standard videos and 360 videos will be able to be live s...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch AWS announces virtual private servers starting at $5 a month
 AWS fired a shot across Digital Ocean’s bow this morning at the AWS re:Invent conference when it announced new virtual private servers starting at just $5 a month. The VPS service, called ...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services is rolling out a way to use just the GPU power you need
 Amazon is rolling out a new tool for users of its Amazon Web Services that will allow them to essentially use just as much GPU power as necessary without using up a full cluster on Amazon’...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch AWS announces FPGA instances for its EC2 cloud computing service
 Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service today announced that it is launching a new instance type(F1) withfield-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The promise of FPGAs is that they are essentia...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Jungle Ventures closes $100M fund for startups in Southeast Asia
Singapore’s Jungle Ventures today confirmed the final close of its newest $100 million fund for investments in Southeast Asia. The firm first announced plans for the fund, which is its second, i...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Another startup takes on the strange world of the digital paper tablet
 The death of the devoted e-reader has been foretold time and time again. But while there’s been an unquestionable thinning of the herd, the devoted few still continue to move devices. That...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch How to download and watch Netflix TV shows and movies offline
 Excited about the new Netflix offline viewing feature but unsure where to start? Here’s a quick tutorial that shows you how the feature works in the iOS app, where to find settings, and ho...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Bragis The Headphone proves fully wireless earbuds can be great
 Ditching frills for focus The Headphone doesn’t offer activity tracking or fancy gesture controls – instead, it promises Bluetooth audio, with physical buttons on the right earbud to...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch 8Bitdos NES Classic Edition wireless controller kit adds retro gamepad options
 Got a new NES Classic Edition but woefully disappointed at the official controller’s short, corded-only options? Third party alternatives are popping up, but the new NES30 Classic Edition ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing Our 2016 Disrupt London Battlefield Judges
 TechCrunch Disrupt London is next week! (December 5th-6th, Agenda, Tickets). The conference will see our now traditional set-up of a single stage and a Startup Alley.TechCrunch is excited to ann...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Meizu looks to fill a Note 7-shaped hole with the Pro 6 Plus
 Over the past few months, Samsung has been understandably manic, trying to get replacement phones in the hands of former Note 7 owners. According to the company’s public-facing numbers, it...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch TraceLink, helping the pharma industry trace and track drugs, lands $51.5M from Goldman Sachs
 TraceLink, the SaaS platform for tracking and tracing pharmaceuticals, has today announced the close of a $51.5 million Series C financing led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Existing investors,...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Accel India closes its newest fund with $450 million and in record time
 Accel India has closed its fifth fund with $450 million, roughly two yearsafter closing its fourth fund with $325 million.Whether it’s another sign of froth in the country orunderscores a ...
02:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Readdles email client Spark is now available on macOS
 Spark is a neat email client with a few tricks up its sleeve. While it has been available on iOS for a while, Readdle is launching the app on macOS today so that you can use the same email clien...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix adds offline viewing for smartphones and tablets
 Netflix has finally delivered on something users have been asking for basically since it first arrived; offline playback. The streaming media company announced that users will be able to downloa...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing the Disrupt London Hackathon judges, API workshop, and tickets
 The TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and we’re honoredto welcome this year’sstellar judges. ...
12:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch GoPro to cut 15% of workforce in restructuring effort
 GoPro today announced the company will cut 200 jobs, about 15% of its global workforce. The company says this will reduce its 2017 non-GAAP operating expenses to about $650 million and will help...
12:48 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Dubsmash syncs 9 million Series B
 Dubsmash, the lip-syncing video app from Berlin that became a surprise social hit last year, has raised Series B funding. According to multiple sources — and now confirmed by the company &...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt-backed data science startup Civis Analytics raises $22M
 Civis Analytics, a company founded by the chief analytics officer of Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, has raised $22 million in Series A funding. Founder and CEO Dan Wagner told m...
11:29 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Gett secures $100M loan from Sberbank to expand its on-demand ride service
 After raising $300 million from Volkswagen earlier this year, on-demand ride service Gett is getting another tranche of financing. Today the company announces that it has secured a $100 million,...
11:12 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook has cut off Prismas Live Video access
 Style transfer startup Prisma added support to its iOS app for livestreaming its art filter effects in real-time via Facebook Live earlier this month — but almost immediately the startup&#...
10:30 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch SUSE buys HPEs OpenStack and Cloud Foundry assets
 SUSE, which probably is best known for its Linux distribution,has long been a quiet but persistent player in the OpenStack ecosystem. Over the last few months, though, the German company has als...
09:55 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt London end December 5
  Are you planning on heading to the UK for Disrupt London next week? If so, you might as well save a few hundred quid in the process by getting early-bird tickets for just 950 apiece, a full 250...
09:02 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Baidu doubles the reach of its maps service to tap into Chinas global travel boom
 Baidu is giving its maps service, China’s most popular mobile mapping app with 348 million active users, a massive expansion to 106 new countries. Read More ...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Period tracking app Clue pulls in $20 million Series B from Nokia Growth Partners
 Clue, an app built on machine learning to track a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle, announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding today. The money comes from several investors wit...
06:05 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Ex-Watergate investigators urge Obama to show leniency to Edward Snowden
 President Obama has been urged to show leniency to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden by 15 intelligence experts, who were part of a 1970s congressional committee that investigated the CIA during ...
04:56 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Oura Ring raises 5 million to take its smart jewelry mainstream
 A Finnish startup called ura Ring has closed a series A round of 5 million to ramp up production of its smart, health-monitoring jewelry. Oura Ring’s Series A backers included MIT Media La...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Facebook Messenger Instant Games
The sales results from Cyber Monday 2016, Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games, Starburst Ventures wants to bankroll space, Lyft now tells you the cost of your ride ahead of time and BreakfastNY ...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Adidas will offer runners gait analysis with shoe-worn sensors at its retail stores
 On Thursday, Adidas will open a new flagship retail location on the outskirts of Times Square. It’s the largest of German shoe giant’s stores – and the first in a string of ups...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Europe is poised to give Silicon Valley a run for its money, argues a new report
 You might think Europe is treading water these days, with one of its biggest financial centers, London, hamstrung by Brexit and the uncertainty ithas fostered. You’d be wrong. So suggests ...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, November 30, 2016
Techcrunch Tumblr finally makes SSL connections the default for new blogs
 Once upon a time, in 2014, Tumblr announced that it was adding SSL, the standard protocol for establishing a secure connection on the web, as an option on all blogs. Two and a half years later, ...