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06:33 pm GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey
 Wikipedia, the online user-generatedencyclopedia, has been blocked by the Turkish government. News of the blockage was first reported by the website Turkey Blocks, at around 1AM Eastern this mor...
05:02 pm GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed
 Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook’s email-esque text messages. Stories ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch Giant companies that wont buy your startup
 Huge companies in fast-changing, technology-intensive businesses buy startups. After all, they have the money and need fresh entrepreneurial talent to tap new markets and stay abreast of disrupt...
04:50 pm GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch Ballz is my new digital enemy and favorite mobile game
 I’ve played my fair share of iPhone games, but few have taken over my mind and life like Ballz.From Ketchapp, Ballz is about as simple as it is infuriating. It’s a mix between old-sc...
04:23 pm GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch Middle East startups are growing fast, and thats even before the flying taxis arrive
 The flight from Tehran to Dubai is about two hours, similar to the flight from New York to Chicago. The flight from Cairo to Beirut is one hour and 15 minutes. In more peaceful times, the drive ...
11:56 am GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch How Echo Look could feed Amazons big data fueled fashion ambitions
 This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and hear. The Echo Look also contains a depth sensor that&...
11:43 am GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch How GE avoided Kodaks fate
 George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888 in Rochester, New York. Four years later and 200 miles down the road, Thomas Edison and some pals founded General Electric. The two industrial giants chugged...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Elon Musks Tunnel Vision Gets Rendered
Elon Musk shows off a video about his tunnel boring company, The Boring Company, a self-driving Apple test vehicle is spotted in the wild and Cloudera and Carvana each price their IPO at $15; one does...
01:49 am GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch Military social network wants you to hire a vet for your next tech opening
 Veteran-focused social platform Sandboxx wants to pair its community memberswith experts who can ease their transition back into the workforce — and hopefully even land them a job.Globalfi...
01:01 am GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch City of Portland may subpoena Uber for details on Greyball program
 The Rose City isn’t happy withUber… again. After the company failed to turn over details on its deeply sketchy “Greyball” software by Portland’s deadline, the city ...
12:22 am GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch Former NSA director explains why the spy agency will end a controversial surveillance technique
 Earlier today, the NSA announced its intentions to limit a surveillance technique that had a nasty side effect of sweeping up communications to and from Americans. In a rare unprompted press sta...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon is shutting down its Underground Actually Free program that gives away free Android apps
 Amazon announced it will be shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program, which offers customers free versions of Android apps that would typically cost money, including tho...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, April 29, 2017
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey just spent $9.5M buying more Twitter stock
 Jack Dorsey is at it again — after purchasing $7 million in Twitter stock back in February, the Twitter CEO bought another $9.5 million today.After making his purchase, Dorsey posted the n...
11:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Someone scraped 40,000 Tinder selfies to make a facial dataset for AI experiments
 Tinder users have many motives for uploading their likeness to the dating app. But contributing a facial biometric to a downloadable dataset for training convolutional neural networks probably w...
11:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Tencent to open AI research center in Seattle
 Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent will be opening a new AI research center in Seattle, according to The Information. The company has long had a core office in Palo Alto, but this will be its fir...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Yik Yak shuts down after Square paid $1 million for its engineers
 Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington published a farewell note to users on Friday, announcing they would shut down their once-popular anonymous social network this week. The app...
10:11 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Data management startup Rubrik confirms $180M round at a $1.3B valuation
 Rubrik, a startup that provides data backup and recovery services for enterprises across both cloud and on-premises environments, has closed a $180 million round of funding that values the compa...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Auto site Carvana tumbles 26% in stock market debut
 Carvana, the site for buying and selling cars, had a rough first day in the public markets. After pricing its IPO at $15 per share, it ended the day down 26% at $11.10. Bankers typically recomme...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch California orders RydenGo to shut down its website
 On April 13, the state of California issued a cease and desist letter to RydenGo, saying that the company had to take down its website. The letter stated that the ride-hailing startup was operat...
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Cloudera finishes up 20% in stock market debut
 After pricing its IPO at $15 per share, Cloudera, the enterprise big data company, closed the day up more than 20 percent, at $18.09. This also is above the range of $12 to $14 for which Clouder...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Apple offers feedback on Californias proposed driverless testing rule changes
 Apple has offered feedback to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) concerning its proposed new rule changes regarding autonomous vehicle testing on state roads. The formal feedback ...
07:42 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft hires former FTC figure for new privacy role
 On Friday,Microsoft announced that it will create a new role for former Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill. Brill will take the lead on privacy, data protection and regulatory issues at Micr...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Tumblr just added a switch in the iOS Settings that lets you turn the porn back on
 Here’s an interesting change: Tumblr’s iOS application just received an update which now lets you turnon or off adult-oriented, NSFW search results just by toggling a switch in iOS&#...
07:17 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Exploring Virtualities, a Utah VR arcade and theater startup taking over a dying mall
 VR theaters and arcades like Virtualities are starting to pop up in warehouses and other empty spaces around the U.S., including Burningham’s startup, located in what used to be a Hot Topi...
07:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk teases Tesla electric semi truck, up to 4 new Gigafactory locations
 Elon Musk was on stage at the 2017 TED Conference in Vancouver on Friday, and he revealed some of his tunnel work and aspirations, but he also talked about a few ongoing Tesla projects he’...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch NSA ends controversial collection of Americans emails that mention foreign targets
 Privacy advocates are finally getting (a little bit) of what they want. Friday, The New York Times reported that the NSA will end its practice of collecting texts and emails by American citizens...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Watch how Elon Musks Boring Company tunnels will move cars faster
 Just what does Elon Musk’s Boring Company want to accomplish? This might be our clearest picture yet – a video shown during Musk’s TEDTalk from Friday morning, which includes a...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: FCCs plan to revoke net neutrality, Uber defends tracking practices
 Two new unicorns are born, Uber faces two lawsuits and the FCC unveils its proposal to revoke net neutrality. These are the top tech stories you need to know this week. Read More ...
06:09 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Deep Sentinel raises $7.4M to bring deep learning to home security
 Deep Sentinel, a home security startup, today announced that it had closed a $7.4 millionSeries A led byShasta Ventures with participation fromBezos Expeditions,Lux Capital andUP2398. Founded by...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch The Awair Glow is a nightlight that senses and reacts to bad air
 There are plenty of air quality sensors out there but so far the Awair Glow is the only sensor I’ve found that can do something about nastiness in your environment. The Glow is a small plu...
05:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Report: Content recommendation companies Taboola and Outbrain are in advanced merger talks
 Taboola and Outbrain — two content recommendations companies that employ roughly 500 people, were formed the same year (2006) and have each raised substantial sums of venture capital ̵...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Plug and Play launches a fintech accelerator in Paris
 Plug and Play is launching a new accelerator based in Paris. This time, the company is partnering with French bank BNP Paribas and focusing on fintech startups. The first batch of startups has j...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Rollout.ios Rox lets app developers deploy new features safely just like the big guys do
 Rollout.io, a company that had developed technology that allowed mobile app developers to update their apps without having to go through the App Store approval process, is now entering a new bus...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Earnings clown car and the profitable-ish Dropbox with Hunter Walk
 Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the narrative. Homebrew’s own Hunter Walk joined us for this episode along wit...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch BMWs plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance will get wireless charging
 BMW revealed its newest electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid called the 530e iPerformance. The variant’s options include a forthcoming wireless charging pad, targeting a 2018 release window,...
03:49 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm
 It’s no secret, Apple and Qualcomm have been fighting relentlessly for a few months over royalty payments. Apple told Qualcomm that it would stop paying the disputed licensing fees. Qualco...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch The Cinder is the Terminators panini maker
 Come with me if you want to sear. The Cinder, which we first looked at two years ago, is now selling on Indiegogo and I had the unique opportunity to try this clever sous vide-style meat cooker....
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion
 Amazon’s Alexa is going to sound more human. The company announced this week the addition of a new set of speaking skills for the virtual assistant, which will allow her to do things like ...
02:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Meet four of the startups in the Founder Spotlight at TC Disrupt NY
 At Disrupt NY in May, we’re launching the Founder Spotlight, where startup founders will be able to tell the human story behind their company. We’ve already revealed a handful of tho...
01:11 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Apples self-driving test Lexus SUV photographed on Silicon Valley roads
 Apple’s using a Lexus RX450h SUV for its autonomous vehicle testing program, as revealed by documents filed with the California DMV in accordance with licensing requirements for self-drivi...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Uber adds privacy info and easy account deletion
 Uber announced today that itwill make it easier for users to delete their accounts and access their privacy settings. Now, the companywill let users delete their accounts from within the app, wi...
12:51 pm GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch StreetDrones new autonomous electric car is made for the education market
 Self-driving cars are popping up all over, but UK-based StreetDrone thinks it should be easier for the education market to pick one up, ready with all the sensors and tech on board they need to ...
11:36 am GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Bitcoin and Ether prices hit all-time high
 Something is going on in the cryptocurrency world, but it’s hard to figure out why prices are jumping. Both bitcoin and Ether prices are currently trading at an all-time high. According to...
10:18 am GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Musical.ly reportedly partners with Apple Music for its music snippets
 According to a new report from Recode, Musical.ly is about to release a new update to its mobile app with a major change. The company is switching from 7digital to Apple music for its music cata...
09:25 am GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Didi Chuxing, the Uber of China, confirms $5.5B raise for global and AI push
 After weeks of reports that Didi Chuxing, the Uber of China, was raising another monster round of funding, today the company confirmed the close: it has raised a fresh$5.5 billion, it saidin a s...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Google Wifi now available in Canada
 Google Wifi, the mesh router that Google unveiled first last October, is now on sale in Canada. The router sells either individually for $179 CDN, or in a 3-pack for $439 CDN, which is pretty cl...
07:32 am GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix is playing down the significance of its first major distribution deal in China
 Netflix has played down the significance of its first major licensing deal in China, news of which was announced this week. The company’s share price surged nearly six percent after itanno...
06:52 am GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform
 An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics Inc., announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding on Thursday, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity. ...
05:18 am GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Cloudera and Carvana, techs next two IPOs, both price at $15 per share
 Another day another IPO(s). Due to the recent success of publicofferingsfrom companies like Yext, Oktaand Snapit seems the timeis now for startups to go public. And tomorrow we have two IPOs tha...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Chinas Didi Chuxing Valuation Hits $50B
Didi Chuxing is valued at more than $50 billion, SiriusXM acquires Automatic for more than $100 million, Apple Music wants to be Apple Video with the next iteration of the app focused on video and Eve...
02:46 am GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch Meet Nintendos new $150 2DS XL console, launching July 28
 Nintendo has a new handheld video game system it released pretty much out of the blue on Thursday. The 2DS XL is basically a 3DS XL without the 3D, with a smaller physical footprint for more por...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, April 28, 2017
Techcrunch For OpenGov, President Trump is proving a boon for business
 OpenGov, a company whose software helps local governments keep transparent financial records, has been picking up speed in a variety of ways, and co-founder and CEO Zac Bookman traces some of th...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch How to comment on the FCCs proposal to revoke net neutrality
 The FCC has made its initial proposal as to how it intends to do away with net neutrality — and despite what leadership there has said, that’s definitely how the proposed rules read....
10:16 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch MITs giant mobile 3D printer can build a building in 14 hours, and some day it may be headed to Mars
 At first glance, the Digital Construction Platform looks as awkward as its name. The system is actually a giant, mobile 3D printer, and the MIT team behind it believes it could help revolutioniz...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch A salute to Nintendos Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming
 Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most ...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Ubers Anthony Levandowski out as Advanced Technologies lead amid legal fight
 Uber’s Anthony Levandowski, who founded Otto and then became head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) once Otto was acquired by the ride sharing company, is stepping aside fr...
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Google brings Hamilton experiences to students in the theater and virtual reality
 Yesterday, Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, gave 5,000 high school students across the country a chance to see the smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical.All of this was possible t...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft meets expectations with $23.6B in revenue, Azure revenue up 93%
 Microsoft just reportedearnings for the last quarter. The company reported non-GAAP revenue of $23.6 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.73. Wall Street’s cadre of crack analysts...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook lets content owners claim ad earnings of pirated videos
 Facebook finally has a better solution to freebooting — the common practice of stealing someone yourvideo and uploading it to their Facebook Page to reap the engagement and audience growth...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon blows past earnings expectations
 Amazon reported first quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. The company shattered earning expectations, reporting $1.48 per share, when Wall Street was expecting $1.12. Net income stood a...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch GoPros financials improve thanks to Karma drone, cost reductions
 GoPro posted earnings in line with analyst expectations today, reporting a non-GAAP loss of 44 cents per share on revenues of $218.6 million. That is an improvement from a loss of 63 cents per s...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Alphabets efforts beyond search are ballooning into their own huge businesses
 Alphabet’s advertising business seems to be following the same pattern these days — but its operations beyond that look like they are beginning to grow into strong businesses in thei...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch How to fix the blockchain fail whale problem
 If you’ve spent any time on the internet over the past several years, you’re no doubt familiar with the “fail whale” that plagued Twitter in its formative years. Users wo...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat will no longer show a white border around old Memories
 Snapchat will no longer show thatannoying white border around old photos that you share from Memories. Previously, if you shared a photo from Memories that was more than 24 hours old it would ha...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Another iPhone 8 leak hints at wireless charging
 Slowly but surely, we’re getting hints about the next iPhone from multiple leaks. Today’s new image from @OnLeaks shows that the next iPhone could feature wireless charging. In this ...
07:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Smartwatches need to distinguish themselves with software as well as hardware
 If I had to give companies looking to enter the smartwatch space in 2017 one piece of advice, it would be, simply: don’t. Failing point one, due to investor pressure or the spirit of a lon...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch The FCCs anti-net neutrality proposal is a giant question mark
 Yesterday the FCC’s Chairman, Ajit Pai, put existing net neutrality rules on notice, saying that the agency would continue to protect consumers — but with a lighter touch. Just how h...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Tech employees quit their jobs mostly because of unfair work environments, study says
 Life isn’t fair. Work’s not fair. Tech isn’t fair. So it’s no surprise that unfairness or mistreatment is the most frequently cited reason for leaving a job in tech, acco...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Google search on iOS will now help you find TV shows, movies and music on streaming services
 Google is today launching an update foriOS users that will make it easier to find media content — like TV shows, movies and songs — on variousstreaming services and content marketpla...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Wheres Apples Amazon Echo competitor?
 Amazon is iterating quickly with the Amazon Echo as the company just announced the Amazon Echo Look, which is essentially an Echo with a camera. What is Apple’s answer? All we have is yet ...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else
 Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, G...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook sidesteps Snapchat by launching Messenger Lite in 132 more countries
 Facebook is aggressively pursuing the international and developing world markets Snapchat hasn’t prioritized. Facebook Lite recently hit 200 million users, and Instagram just rolled out of...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Apple could be launching a peer-to-peer payment service for Apple Pay
 This rumor has been going on for years, but 2017 might be the year of peer-to-peer Apple Pay. According to a new report from Recode, the company could be launching a new Apple Pay feature later ...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Bourge Designs Arc Hub is a handy 7-in-1 port hub with a design that works against it
 Anyone who has a Touch Bar MacBook Pro knows the awful truth of using it: a beautiful machine that sacrificed functionality for aesthetics. Now you’re going to need a dongle for everything...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches a virtual reality artwork gallery on the web
 Google’s virtual reality sketching/painting/modeling Tilt Brush program has amassed a following amongst novice VR users as well as artists looking to explore virtual reality as a new mediu...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Google now lets hardware developers tinker with its Assistant
 Google has long said that it wants to open up its Assistant to a broader ecosystem of hardware companies and developers. Today it’s taking a major step in this direction with the launch of...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch As Chromebook sales soar in schools, Apple and Microsoft fight back
 Few saw the Chromebook coming. When it launched half a decade ago, the category was broadly maligned for its limited feature set, middling hardware specs and operation that required an always-on...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook announces plan to fight misinformation campaigns
 Facebook made its most direct statements about how the platform has been used to spread misinformation in a report released today by its security team. The report acknowledges how actors created...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Barry, Dave, Bob? More startups humanize their offerings
 Naming companies isa daunting task, as anyone who does it for a living can attest.“It’s difficult to criticize a name,” says S.B. Master, a Berkeley, Ca.-based founder who has ...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Steve Case to talk Aol, startups and the rise of the rest at Disrupt NY
 Aol founder and noted venture capitalist Steve Case is coming to Disrupt NY this May, and there’s plenty to talk about. Since leaving Aol in 2005, Case has invested in startups in smaller ...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Government requests for Facebook user account data up 9% in second half of 2016, but content restrictions declined
 Facebook today released its latest report on global government requests for the second half of 2016, noting there has been a 9 percent increase in requests for user account data compared with th...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Cassini successfully dives between Saturn and its rings
 The veteran Cassini spacecraft has pulled off an impressive high speed manoeuvre: passing between the narrow gap between Saturn’s upper atmosphere and the planet’s rings, traveling a...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Navdys new Glympse integration lets you share a live ETA from the road
 If you’ve ever been driving and wanted to let someone know when to expect you, there’s likely been some kind of compromise involved where you broke a few rules and texted while en ro...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Take a look at the first boring machine for Elon Musks Boring Company
 Elon Musk’s tunnel boring company still isn’t quite as well articulated as his other three companies, which include the well-established SpaceX and Tesla, as well as the newly-minted...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Report: Apple Music revamp planned for iOS 11, service to include up to 10 original series
 A new version of Apple Music will ship later this year that puts an increased emphasis on video content, and particularly its own original video programming, according to a new report from Bloom...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man Ozobots are on the way
 Ozobot, a golf-ball sized toy robot that helps kids learn to code, will be available in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man characters as of this summer. Evollve Inc., which makes...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch SiriusXM acquires connected car company Automatic for over $100M
 SiriusXM has acquired Automatic, the maker of the Automatic Pro and Automatic Lite connected car OBD-II port accessories. TechCrunch has learned that the deal was worth over $100 million, and Si...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Chicagos Origin Ventures just raised $80 million for its fourth fund
 Origin Ventures, an early-stage,18-year-old venture firm based in Chicago, has closed its fourth fund with $80 million in commitments. The fund is twice as big as the firm’s third fund, wh...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Lyfts opt-in automatic rider donation program goes live May 1
 Lyft previously announced that it would be introducing “Round Up & Donate,” a program that would allow its riders to automatically top-off their fare to the nearest dollar and do...
01:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch App stores saw record revenue and downloads in Q1 2017
 Mobile applications saw a record number of downloads and revenue in the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from app store analytics firm App Annie out this morning. Across both...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Scaleway thinks the future of cloud hosting is ARM-based servers
 Iliad’s cloud hosting division Scaleway is launching a new type of server today. In just a minute, you can launch your server with its own dedicated ARMv8 processor, 2GB of RAM, 50GB of SS...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Cloudflare debuts a security solution for IoT
 Cloudflare, the content delivery network that promises speed and security for websites, announced today that it’s moving into the internet-of-things industry with a security product called...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Propel raises $4M to make the social safety net more tech savvy and user friendly
 Some big names are making an investment in food stamps — specifically in Propel, a startup that helps food stamp recipients manage their benefits. Propel is announcing that it has raised $...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Third round of Hackathon tickets now available
 Miss out on the first two rounds of tickets to the hackathon at Disrupt NY 2017? Don’t fret. Today, we’re releasing a new batch of hackathon tickets, so everyone out there who has be...
12:51 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Didi Chuxing adds Ofo bike sharing to its main app
 Ride hailing and bike sharing come together under one roof through Didi Chuxing’s new partnership with Ofo, the bike sharing service easily spotted in China thanks to its signature canary ...
12:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics to feature iconic roboticists from MIT, Disney and iRobot
 TechCrunch Sessions: Roboticsis a couple of months away, and the agenda is filling up. Our one-day event in cooperation with MIT’sComputer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (C...
12:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch LG reports ~10% sales bump in Q1, mobile revenues up 4% QoQ, 2% YoY
 LG Electronics has posted its Q1 2017 results, which show a nearly 10 per cent year-over-year jump in revenue. The electronics maker is reporting KRW 14.66 trillion ($12.70BN) in revenue, an inc...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Ne-Yo makes his first move into tech with an investment in a coding school
 R&B artist and producer Ne-Yo is making his first moveinto tech via an investment in the Holberton School for full-stack software engineers. Yup, it turns out Ne-Yo participated in the $2.3 ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Uber launches personal injury and illness insurance in the UK with the IPSE
 AsUber continues to getmore negative attention for its business culture and practices, the company today is taking one step ahead in the UK to try to improve its relationship with drivers here. ...
11:45 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Nintendo has sold 2.74M Switches, expects to sell around 10M next year
 Nintendo has sold 2.74 million Switches to date, the first official number released by the company by way of its FY 2016 earnings report, released on Thursday. The total hardware units sold have...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Marketing tech company Zeta Global raises $140M at a $1.3B valuation
 Zeta Global, the marketing tech company that has recently acquired the likes of eBay’s enterprise arm and Acxiom Impact, is preparing for another round of acquisitions and investments in i...
10:39 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch TransferWise moves into Asia Pacific with opening of regional HQ in Singapore
 TransferWise, the billion-dollar valued startup that reduces the cost of cross-border payments, hastaken a big step to globalizing its service after it opened an Asia Pacific office in Singapore...
10:23 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch UiPath raises $30M to build software robots for internal business tasks
 The world is awash with bots these days — applications the run either partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other artificial intellige...
09:19 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung posts 48% profit jump but its all down to components not smartphones
 Despite the Galaxy Note 7 saga andthe arrest of its defacto head on bribery charges, Samsung’s business has bounced back. The company just announced its first quarter financial results, an...
08:52 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas Didi Chuxing is raising up to $6 billion at a valuation of over $50 billion
 Didi Chuxing, theon-demand giantthat drove Uber out of China, is set to become the world’s second-highest valuedtech startup. Beijing-based Didi is in the process of raising a round that c...
07:53 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch New Zealand says teens watching Netflixs 13 Reasons Why must be supervised by an adult
 The New Zealand government has created a new rating for the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” that says a parent or guardian must be present when it is viewed by teens under 18. Read M...
05:48 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch DJI adds much of Iraq and Syria to its list of no-fly zones for its drones
 Drone maker DJI has updated their software to turn huge expanses of Syria and Iraq into no-fly zones. DJI usually prevents users from navigating their drones over sensitive areas like military b...
02:16 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online
 Everfi Inc. has raised $190 million in Series D funding to teach students online the life skills and touchy subject matter that they never learned in school. A sampling of courses offered by Eve...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Poshmark cash flow positive, on track for $100 million revenue
 Poshmark, the fashion resale social network, is on track for $100 million in revenue this year, TechCrunch has learned.We hear the company reached$50 million in revenue last year, which means th...
12:55 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch More than 800 startups ask FCC chair to not kill net neutrality
 Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the broad strokes of his plan to abandonconsumer protections to the benefit of large corporate players in the telecommunications industry. While major telec...
12:54 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Sen. Schatz on FCC: They have no idea how outraged people are about to be
 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stirred up the hive today with his official declaration of war on the net neutrality rules established in 2015. Reactions have been mixed — depending on whether the p...
12:35 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Luxe to end door-to-door valet service, will launch new service this summer
 Luxe started as a company that promised to make parking in busy cities less awful with an app that summoned blue-jacketed, scooter-carrying valets to your location to whisk your car away until y...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, April 27, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users
 Today’s StoriesInstagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million usersTwitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliverAmazon’s new Echo Look has ...
11:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons camera-equipped Echo Look raises new questions about smart home privacy
 Given all of the security concerns raised by the rise of the Echo and other smart home hubs, Amazon surely knew that adding a camera to one of its devices was going to reinvigorate the privacy d...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy
 Healthy financial milestones sugarcoat the conversation temporarily, but eventually Drew Houston is going to have to step into the public markets. At that point nobody will care how fast Dropbox...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch The dark future of The Handmaids Tale feels terrifyingly real
 For the past few years,Hollywood has been enamored withdystopias pulled from young adult fiction—stories like The Hunger Games and Divergent, where the evil governmentprovides a structure ...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch ChargePointis ready for flying EVs
 Yesterday I wrote about a poll conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan that found people were interested in flying cars if they were autonomous, shared and electric. As soon as I ...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal shares up 7% after better-than-expected earnings
 PayPal, the payments company, posted first-quarter earnings results after the bell on Wednesday. After surpassing analyst estimates with an adjusted 44 cents per share, compared to the 41 cents ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Air Force launches bug bounty program
 The Air Force announced today that it will launch a bug bounty next month for several of its public-facing websites, allowing hackers to seek out vulnerabilities in the sites and exchange them f...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch The FCCs Myths vs. Facts sheet defending its plan to reverse net neutrality, annotated
 Immediately after FCC Chairman Pai announced his intention to remove the net neutrality rules set in place in 2015, the agency issued a little preemptive strike against detractors. “Intern...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Navdys aftermarket HUD proves a big in-car upgrade
 In-car navigation and infotainment options now abound, and more vehicles are shipping with support for native vehicle smartphone software from Apple and Google. But these all still prove distrac...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch FCC details plan to roll back net neutrality rules
 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, newly appointed by President Trump, announced his intention to rescind the net neutrality rules created by the agency’s 2015 Open Internet Order. He called the 2015 ...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch The first ever 4K video live stream from space left us wanting more
 If you tuned in to the AWS/NASA live stream from space that happened on Wednesday, then you already know: It looked very, very good. The 4K quality and relatively shallow depth of field made it ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Slacks diversity report reveals how many people with disabilities it employs
 Tech companies rarely, if ever, include information about how many people with disabilities they employ. Today, Slack is changing things up. According to the company’s latest diversity rep...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Appointments is the latest app from Googles internal incubator, Area 120
 Google’s internal startup incubator, Area 120, unveiled last year, has to date led to the creation of a number of projects, including a personal stylist app Tailor, a voice messenger Super...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Call of Duty: WWII returns to the beaches of Normandy in first trailer
 Call of Duty is going back to World War II. In the first trailer for the upcoming game, Activision highlights the different battlefields players will navigate. From storming the beaches of Norma...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch A Waymo filing leaks lidar tech details in Uber lawsuit
 “On the advice and direction of my counsel, I respectfully decline to answer. And I assert the rights guaranteed to me under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States,&#...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Two new Loog guitars let your toddler shout at the devil
 Loog is a New York-based guitar company run by a music teacher named Rafael Atijas. These three-string guitars are designed for kids as young as 3 years old and they make guitar easy and fun ...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch UK government irate at Twitters surveillance API crackdown
 The UK government has criticized Twitter for restricting police and intelligence agency access to data which it says could be used to identify terrorist plots, according to the Telegraph newspap...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch How to watch the first 4K live stream from space at 1:30 PM ET
 Space deserves the highest resolution available. Even if all you’re broadcasting is a tabletop inside the International Space Station – it’s a work surface in space, it deserve...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Nvidia adds 6 AI startups to its venture investment portfolio
 When Nvidia makes investments in AI startups, it’s probably a good idea to sit up and take note: The GPU maker has essentially enabled modern AI in many ways, and so it’s probably se...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch DJI could reveal a tiny drone at New York event in May
 DJI just emailed invitations to the media for a launch event in May. It’s likely this is the event where the drone company will launch the little Spark.Smaller than the DJI Mavic Pro, the ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Personalized travel planner Google Trips gets better at handling your reservations
 Google last fall introduced its own travel planning application, Google Trips, a competitor to TripIt and others, which combines tools to manage your air and hotel reservations with suggestions ...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Snapay aims at the unbanked with an app which replaces cash
 There are two billion unbanked people in the world today. Unfortunately the banking industry isn’t very interested in these people, so they are forced to use cash. But even though 4.5 bill...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch FanDuel launches Mixup, a more fun version of daily fantasy sports for casual fans
 If you’re new to daily fantasy sports playing (and winning) can be daunting – especially when you’re playing stat-heavy sports like baseball. To try to fix this FanDuel is laun...
03:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Cooking with Google Home just got easier
 TheGoogle Home and Amazon Echo are pretty useful devices to have in the kitchen, where clean hands are often at a premium. Until now, though, when you asked Google Home fora recipe, it would hap...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch On-demand ride service Gett confirms acquisition of Juno for $200M
 The competitive landscape for transportation appshas become a little smaller today. Gett has announcedthat it has acquired Juno, a rival in the New York market. Separately, Gett’s CEO and ...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve musics attribution problem
 Spotify has acquired the Brooklyn-based blockchain startupMediachain Labs, whose teamwill join the company’s office in New York where they will work on developing better technology for con...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies
 With the addition of a camera, Amazon’s new Echo Look device can now see and hear all. The device is a sort of standalone selfie machine so users can take full-length photos and videos of ...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital
 Chris Sacca, a former Google lawyer who rose to fame by betting heavily on Twitter and Uber, says he’s “hanging up his spurs,” and getting out of the investing game. In anew po...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter plans to eventually air live video 24/7
 Is Twitter the new TV? The social network hopes to become something resembling that, with plans revealed by CFO and COO Anthony Noto to eventually be airing live video content 24 hours a day, 7 ...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Synthego co-founder Paul Dabrowski is coming to Disrupt New York 2017
 Genetic engineering startup Synthego makes syntheticribonucleic acid (RNA), an important genetic component found in all living cells and also used in CRISPR Cas9, a technology enabling scientist...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Mobile now accounts for the majority of digital ad spending, according to IAB
 Digital ad revenue grew to $72.5 billion in 2016, up 22 percent from the year before. That’s according to the latest Internet Advertising Revenue Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Anki brings Fast & Furious branding to its Overdrive line of smart toy cars
 Before its adorable little robot Cozmo arrived on the scene, Anki was in the business of making smart toy cars. The hardware startup’s robotic race car line Overdrive is getting a pretty h...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels
 As industries go, agriculture represents one of the worst environmental offenders, according to research by the United Nations Environment Programme. Farms need tending around the clock. So besi...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Token, with $2.5 million in funding, wants to help you find the perfect gift
 There is nothing better than giving someone the perfect gift. So it’s only natural that giving the wrong gift, for which you searched tirelessly and still came up short, is one of the wors...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Air Tailor, an ERA-backed startup, offers on-demand clothing alterations
 Almost nobody looks forward to going to the tailor. For one, you have to trek your clothes to and from this place — in metropolitan centers where walking/biking is a primary source of tran...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Startup Hippo Insurance launches in California with a tech-enabled home insurance
 Offering a more complete home insurance package for less money than traditional insurance sellers, startup insurance broker Hippo Insurance launched its first service this week in California. Ac...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Robinhood stock trading app confirms $110M raise at $1.3B valuation
 Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood has joined the unicorn club thanks to reaching 2 million users and 17% month-over-month growth of its revenue-driving Robinhood Gold subscription product. Th...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Huddly raises $10M to reinvent the camera with a computer-vision platform for video meetings
 Huddly, a Norway-based startup that sells a camera targeting remote company meetings (or huddles) and is building out what it describes as a “computer-vision” platform to help manage...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch OverOps scores $30 million led by Lightspeed Ventures
 OverOps, a startup that wants to help companies find software bugs more efficientlythan by pouring over log files, announced a $30 million Series C round led by Lightspeed Ventures with particip...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Paktor, a major rival to Tinder in Asia, moves into live-streaming via merger deal
 Dating app Paktor, often dubbed ‘The Tinder of Southeast Asia,’ just sealed up its move into live-streaming and media content after it announced a merger deal with Taiwanese startup ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Aspiration can now tell you the social impact of your monthly spending
 Looking for some insight into thesocietal cost of buying a cup of coffee, a double cheeseburger, or a pack of cigarettes? Well, financial services startupAspiration nowhas an app for that. The f...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Instagrams growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users
 Instagram has doubled its user base to 700 million monthly actives in two years, fueled by Stories, web signup, and better onboarding on low-end Android phones. Instagram’s growth rate is ...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Oracle delivers artificial intelligence across its customer experience cloud
 Oracle announced a slew of AI-driven capabilities across its Customer Experience Cloud Suite today that are designed to helpusersto deliver better, faster and more personal experiences. If you t...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch IBM launches 4 new data centers in the U.S.
 IBM, which has beenputting a lot of emphasis on its cloud services and infrastructure lately, today announced that it is opening four new data centers in the United States. These new facilities ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Chinese and European space agencies in talks to build a moon base
 A ‘lunar base’ is a phrase previously used mostly by Bond villains, but the Chinese and European space agencies are discussing creating exactly that in a new collaborative effort. Th...
11:37 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter shares spike 10% after it delivers a much-needed earnings beat
 Twitter delivered a surprising and much-needed positive quarterly earnings report this morning — and its finally seeing some positive moves in its stock price. That’s going to be imp...
11:24 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Heres hoping this Google Pixel low-light photography experiment gets real
 Google’s Pixel already boasts a formidable camera, among the best in smartphone photography. A Google Daydream engineerFlorian Kainz revealed how much more incredible it could be specifica...
11:06 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver
 In an very un-Twitter move, the company completely beat out the increasingdecline of its business that tech observers were expecting.This is a hugely positive sign for the company, which has see...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Quovo, an API manager for fintech applications, raises $10 million
 Quovo,which has developed an api management toolkit for individual financial managers and large financial services players, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding.Integrated tools are ...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Uber is making it easier to see your rider rating
 Uber is making a couple changes to its rating system, which should balance out the means to evaluate rides with a bit more fairness towards drivers. The new rating changes include greater specif...
10:29 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Dropbox is shuttering Hackpad, the collaborative document service it bought in 2014
 Cloud sharing giant Dropbox announced this week it will shutter document collaboration service Hackpad, which it acquired way back in 2014, next month. Unlike the usual (and inevitable) demise o...
10:11 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Europe passes last hurdle to end mobile roaming fees on June 15
 The European Council yesterday adopted the legal act that limits how much mobile operators can charge each other — the final step in the multi-stage, multi-year process for the region̵...
09:55 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Telegraph Media Group acquires UK exam preparation app Gojimo
 Gojimo, an app that helps U.K. high school students prepare for exams, has been acquired by Telegraph Media Group, the publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers. Terms...
08:50 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Koreas Ticket Monster raises $115M in a $1.2B downround to ramp up in grocery, travel
 After an M&A rollercoaster that involved getting acquired by LivingSocial and then Groupon(before getting spun out again), Korea’s Ticket Monster, a mobile e-commerce marketplace, toda...
08:33 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch AIDoc Medical raises $7M to bring AI to medical imaging analysis
 We are probably still quite some way off from seeing Artificial Intelligence (AI) replace doctors, but there are already lots of proven use-cases where AI is being used to augment the medical pr...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Lytros light field vision finally shows its worth
 While many of the virtual reality experiencesbeing shown off at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festivalarepushing boundaries in VR story-telling techniques, “Hallelujah” is perhaps most notew...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Googles Sergey Brin said to be working on a zeppelin-like airship
 Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been known to enjoy ambitious flights of technological fancy, but this may be his flightiest: Bloomberg reports the enigmatic billionaire, who favors dark attir...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, April 26, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Self-Driving Company Waymo Launches Public Test
 Today’s Stories Waymo begins first public on-demand self-driving service test in Arizona Google tweaks Search to help combat ‘fake news’ Facebook shows Related Articles and fac...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Airbnbs new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch
 Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch.Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airb...
11:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch A chat with Imzy co-founder Jessica Moreno on building a kinder online community
 Jessica Moreno and her co-founder Dan McComas couldn’t find the kind of inclusive online community they were looking for when they left Reddit in the summer of 2015, so they left the Bay A...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Uber seeks information from Larry Page in Waymo court case
 Uber is looking to get Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page to provide a deposition in the ongoing court case between itself and Waymo. The company made the request in court today durin...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch BrickerBot is a vigilante worm that destroys insecure IoT devices
A hacker called The Janitor has created multiple versions of a program called BrickerBot, a system that searches out and bricks insecure IoT devices. A researcher named Pascal Geenens has followed the...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch FaceApp apologizes for building a racist AI
 If only all algorithmic bias were as easy to spot as this: FaceApp, a photo-editing app that uses a neural network for editing selfies in a photorealistic way, has apologized for building a raci...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Be the alien you want to see in the theaters with the new Alien Covenant VR experience
 As part of the media push surrounding the premiere of Alien Covenant (set to debut May 19th), Twentieth Century Fox and its compatriots are offering up a VR teaser— Alien: Covenant In Uter...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Be the alien you want to see in the theaters with the new Alien: Covenant VR experience
 As part of the media push surrounding the premiere of Alien: Covenant (set to debut May 19th), Twentieth Century Fox and its compatriots are offering up a VR teaser— Alien: Covenant In Ute...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Palantir settles racial discrimination lawsuit with the Department of Labor
 Palantir has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over a lawsuit allegingracial discrimination against Asian people in the company’s hiring and selection processes for en...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Google is fixing up Chromecasts Cast a tab feature and you can try the new version now
 I’ve been saying it for a few years now, but I really, really like the Chromecast — Google’s simple little dongle for streaming Netflix/Hulu/YouTube etc. from your devices to y...
08:52 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch If you build a flying car, will they come?
 Flying cars have been a sci-fi promise for decades, and we’re hearing that they may be a reality soon. Maybe. But are consumers really waiting with bated breath for a flying car? Michael S...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Uber must turn over information about its acquisition of Otto to Waymo, court rules
 Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the legal battle between Google and Uber over driverless car technology, has suffered a setback. Levandowski has broadly invoked his Fifth Amen...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Uber must turn over to Waymo information about its acquisition of Otto, court rules
 Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the legal battle between Google and Uber over driverless-car technology, has suffered a setback. Levandowski has broadly invoked his Fifth Amen...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Sense360 raises $7 million to track customers in fast food restaurants
 Physical tracking in shops has been a global trend since at least 2013.Using a cell phone’s location data and video monitoring retailers have beentracking customers’ movements throug...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch A call to action for tech
 Tech is uniting against Trump. From 127 tech firms teaming up against Trump’s immigration ban, to Google employees’ massive walkout in response to the immigration ban, to Lyft’...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Googles and Intertrusts new PatentShield helps startups fight patent litigation in return for equity
 Google and Intertrust today announced the launch of PatentShield, a new program that aims to help defend startups from patent litigation — in return for a stake in those companies. The bas...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube Kids comes to smart TVs
 YouTube Kids, the application offering a filtered version of YouTube that’s more kid-friendly, is now natively available on the big screen for the first time, Google announced today. Previ...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Uber targets 2020 for on-demand VTOL demo flights in Dallas and Dubai
 Uber is making its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) plans more concrete, via new partnerships announced today during its Elevate conference focused on the VTOL industry. The partnerships are...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Gett in advanced talks to buy Juno for $250M as Uber rivals consolidate
 As Uber continues to work through its manylayers of turmoilas a business, its smaller rivals are seizing the moment andconsolidating to doubledown on their own ambitions in transportation-on-dem...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch The Internet of Cows herds hackers to support the global cattle industry
 Cows are generally not top of mind amongthosewho call the animal pen,South of Market, San Francisco, home. But BovControl, aBrazilian startup building data analytics tools to supportlivestock op...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Oneva wants to make it easier to access elder, infant and child care through employee benefits
 When it comes to finding someone to take care of your kids or your aging parent, the on-demand aspect of services that some businesses offer is not really a selling point. The most important ele...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Lyrebird is a voice mimic for the fake news era
 A Montreal-based AI startup called Lyrebird has taken the wraps off a voice imitation algorithm that the team says can not only mimic the speech of a real person but shift its emotional cadence ...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Surging tech stocks have pushed Nasdaq over 6000 for the first time ever
 The Nasdaq composite just passed 6000 for the first time, hitting an all-time intraday high in the process. Over the past12 months the composite is up nearly 32%. The majority of this strong per...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Oscar Health rolls out its small business product Oscar for Business
 Oscar Health, a startup rethinking health insurance for the digital age, is rolling out a new product for small businesses called Oscar for Business. The rollout comes as Oscar struggles with it...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Desktop Metal reveals how its 3D printers rapidly churn out metal objects
 Today, Desktop Metal revealed pricing and other details for its 3D printers, which can make objects out of hundreds of different alloys including steel, aluminum, titanium and copper. In terms o...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Apple to launch new educational sessions at stores, including advanced courses, performances, labs & more
 Apple announced this morning a new initiative aimed atoffering an expanded and more in-depth series of programs and training sessions in its stores, under the branding “Today at Apple.R...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt returns to San Francisco in September
 Are you ready for this, San Francisco? TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that we are coming backto the Bay Area for Disrupt SF 2017. Mark your calendars — Disrupt SF 2017 takes place Sept...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Greg Mark of Markforged talks about putting metal into the microwave
 When a guy like Greg Mark emails it pays to reply. Mark, who is the eccentric and excitable founder of Markforged, a 3D printer systems that spits out ready-made carbon fiber and metal products,...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Talkdesk launched an app store for enterprise call center customers
 Over the last several years Talkdesk has offered a way for businesses to get a cloud-based call center up and running. Today the company is launching AppConnect, a place where customers can conn...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch New Box platform pricing designed to give developers more cost certainty
 Box has been in the process ofenhancing its developer platform, and today it announced a new pricing plan designed to provide developers with more cost certainty than the old pricing approach.&#...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Watch Ubers Elevate electric VTOL summit live right here
 Uber’s Elevate summit, which brings together experts in the vertical take-off and landing industry, is happening in Dallas, Texas starting today and continuing through tomorrow. The confer...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch MikMak is using mini infomercials to help retailers turn their stories into sales
 MikMak, the New York-based startup that is trying to make short and catchy infomercials (aptly named minimercials) the future of commerce, is launching a new feature to help retailers monetize t...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Axios co-founder Mike Allen will discuss the evolution of media at Disrupt NY
 Thanks to his work at Politico, Mike Allen has been described as “The Man the White House Wakes Up To.” But he left the site last year and teamed up with Politico’s Jim VandeHe...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Funding for the Tor Project reached a record $3.3 million in 2015
 Last year was a challenging one for the Tor Project, the non-profit organization beyond the anonymous global network. Prominent developer Jacob Applebaum stood down following allegations of sexu...
02:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Spotify brings its Behind the Lyrics annotations to Android
 Over a year ago, Spotify inked a deal with music annotation startup Genius to provide the backstory to the songs you’re streaming through a feature called Behind the Lyrics, which pops up ...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Tune in for the The Duke Of Yorks live Pitch @ Palace annual event right here
 The Duke Of York’s [email protected] event is are now a regular annual feature fixture in the London startup scene, and TechCrunch is delighted to live stream the pitches of the teams [email protected]
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook shows Related Articles and fact checkers before you open links
 Facebook wants you to think about whether a headline is true and see other perspectives on the topic before you even read the article. In its next step against fake news, Facebook today begins t...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Collaboration startup Splice introduces sound effects to its library
 At his startup Splice,Steve Martocci said he’s aiming to build“the creative hub for the modern musician.” And with the latest addition to the service, he’s looking to wor...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Google tweaks Search to help combat fake news
 Google has made some adjustments to how Search works, which are aimed at improving the general quality of returned results, and more specifically at fighting the problem of “fake news,R...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Theres now an Amazon Dash button for underwear
 Amazon this morning gave an update on its Dash buttons in light of its recent expansion to support over 300 brands, and, in typical Amazon fashion, it didn’t release any hard numbers in te...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Banking app Pockit picks up further 2.9M as it readies new remittance service
 Pockit, a mobile banking app that provides current account functionality and is targeting the U.K.’s “underbanked,” has picked up 2.9 million in further funding and will soon b...
01:12 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch CommonBond now offers direct student loans alongside debt refinancing
 CommonBond, one of the biggest of the second generation of startups tackling online lending, has launched a direct student loan product as it expands its footprint in the debt business. The comp...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Backup service Rubrik now works natively in AWS and Azure
 Rubrik, the startup that provides data management services like backup and recovery to large enterprises, is in the process of raising between $150 million and$200 million on a valuation of $1 b...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch WeWorks office domination continues with the launch of the Services Store
 WeWork, the co-working giant closing on 100,000 members, is today launching the WeWork Services store. In short, the NY-based behemoth wants to take over the world by way of the office, and is n...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch WeWorks office takeover continues with the launch of the Services Store
 WeWork, the co-working giant closing on 100,000 members, is today launching the WeWork Services store. In short, the NY-based behemoth wants to take over the world by way of the office, and is n...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch With Dialpad-Amazon Echo integration, Alexa can make phone calls for you
 Dialpad, a cloud-based business communications platform announced a new Amazon Echo integration this week that enables you to perform a number of business phone tasks by asking Alexa.So for exam...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Science37 aims to democratize clinical research with a fresh $29 million in growth funding
 Virtual clinical trials have come into their own thanks to widespread technology enabling patients of every background to input their experiences at the tap of a button. Science37 capitalizes on...
12:19 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Nissan signs up to Mobileyes crowdsourced real-time maps for autonomous cars
 Mobileye’s Road Experience Management (REM) platform scored another big win today: Signing up Nissan, the third major automaker to enter an agreement with the company to help build and use...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Amber Mobility to launch self-driving service in the Netherlands by 2018
 Waymo isn’t the only self-driving company with on-demand autonomous car service news today: Dutch startup Amber Mobility, which designed a new vehicle specifically for shared commuter use,...
11:38 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Dave wants to save you from expensive overdraft fees
 Meet Dave: an AI dressed up in a bearsuit that’s just launched to save you from the evils of expensive overdraft fees. Hand Dave access to your checking account and the app’s machine...
11:36 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Apples Carpool Karaoke has been delayed to later this year
 The end of April (and also my birthday in case you care) is coming really soon, which means that Apple only has a few more days to release its first original video series for Apple Music. In a s...
11:34 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Waymo begins first public on-demand self-driving service test in Arizona
 Waymo has already been offering members of the public access to its self-driving fleet – for two months, during a limited trial in Phoenix, Arizona. The Alphabet-owned company quietly kick...
11:09 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch SeedPlus closes $18M early-stage fund backed by Cisco, Eight Roads and others
 SeedPlus, theearly-stage investment firm backed by Singapore’s Jungle Ventures, has closed its debut fund ata total of SG$25 million, or approximately $18 million. The firm also announced ...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Immuta adds accountability and control for project-based data science
 Fresh off $8 million in Series A financing, Immuta is releasing thesecond version of its data science governance platform. With the democratization of machine learning comes new risks for busine...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch An engineers guide to picking a startup
 One of the questions I often get from engineers I mentor is how do you decide on what early stage startup is worth working for? Often, this is long before you have paying customer logos or big n...
10:15 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix enters China via licensing deal with top video streaming service iQiyi
 China has long eluded Netflix. The company officially gave up on its original plan to enter the country last October in favor of licensing deals, andnow it has inked its first major deal to give...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch HR and employee benefits platform Hibob raises $17.5M led by U.S.-based Battery Ventures
 Hibob, a HR and employee benefits platform for small to medium-sized businesses, has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is U.S. VC firm Battery Ventures, with participat...
08:16 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Babylon Health raises further $60M to continue building out AI doctor app
 Babylon Health, the U.K. startup that offers a digital healthcare app using a mixture of artificial intelligence (AI) and video and text consultations with doctors and specialists, has raised $6...
07:43 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch JD.com creates new unit for its logistics services
 JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba, will create a new business group called JD Logistics. Not to be confused with a Wisconsin-based company that has a similar ...
04:20 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Samsungs new app uses emojis to help people with language disorders communicate
 Once derided as a silly novelty, emojis are coming into their own as a communication tool. New app Wemogee uses the ideograms to help people with aphasia, a language-processing disorder that mak...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Tor node operator arrested in Russia will be held on terrorism charges until June trial
 Earlier this month, a Tor node operator in Russia was arrested in a potential misunderstanding about the nature of the decentralized network. Dmitry Bogatov, a lecturer at the Moscow Finance and...
12:43 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Data management startup Rubrik is raising up to $200M on a $1B valuation
 Make way for another juggernaut amongst enterprise startups: Rubrik, a data backup company that only emerged from stealth in 2015, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200 mill...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, April 25, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report
 Today’s Stories Uber responds to report that it tracked devices after its app was deleted LinkedIn hits 500M member milestone for its social network for the working world Amazon’s dr...
11:39 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Jimmy Wales Wikitribune to combat fake news with wiki-powered journalism
 With fake news continuing to dominate the discussion about the future of the media and role of social networks in spreading it, many in the tech world have tried to come up with ways to fight th...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector datasets
 What are tech titans Google, Amazon and Uber agitating for to further the march of machine learning technology and ultimately inject more fuel in the engines of their own dominant platforms? Uns...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well engineered
 The Juicero story is a funny one in some ways and a sad one in others, so let’s just assume they cancel each other out and admire the machine itself in a nice judgment-free moral vacuum. R...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector data sets
 What are tech titans Google, Amazon and Uber agitating for to further the march of machine learning technology and ultimately inject more fuel in the engines of their own dominant platforms? Uns...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well-engineered
 The Juicero story is a funny one in some ways and a sad one in others, so let’s just assume they cancel each other out and admire the machine itself in a nice judgment-free moral vacuum. R...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Dairy might have snuck into Soylent 1.8 powder, prompting recall
 Soylent, the meal replacement drink/powder that frees people from the pesky task of eating so they can “use less, do more,” has recalled its Soylent 1.8 powder over the potential pre...
11:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch LoveCrafts, a social network and marketplace for makers, raises $33M
 Facebook may have the generalist, mass-market social network on lockdown, but when it comes to communities based around special interests, the playing field remains full of promise. Today, a UK ...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Seattle grapples with Airbnb in proposal to limit hosts to two properties
 Seattle will move forward with plans to restrict how many units its residents can list on short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and VRBO. Keeping things a little more lax than cities that have...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch FCC chairman will address the future of net neutrality on Wednesday
 So it begins: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appears to be showing his cards regarding his promised rollback of net neutrality rules. He is slated to speak on “the future of internet regulationR...
10:48 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Creepy facial projections, 3D hair capture, digital creepers and more from Eurographics 2017
 The Eurographics conference is underway in Lyon and among the more technical offerings from computer graphics specialists are a few cool enough for just about anyone to appreciate. Unless you...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Uber gets sued over alleged Hell program to track Lyft drivers
 Uber has another lawsuit on its hands. This time, it’s about Uber’s alleged use of a program called “Hell.” The plaintiff, Michael Gonzales, drove for Lyft during the tim...
08:24 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Scrumpt now offers fresh, healthy lunches for kids
 Scrumpt, the healthy lunch for kids startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2015, recently launched lunch meal kits with fresh food. Before, Scrumpt was only focused on non-p...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Flush with funding, Instacart accelerates US expansion
 Grocery delivery startup Instacart recently closed a $400 million Series D round of funding at a valuation of $3.4 billion. Now, the company is putting that capital to work by accelerating its e...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Federal court decides that Adobe cant stay under a gag order over search warrant forever
 According to newly unsealed documents, a federal court in California ruled that it is unlawful for Adobe to remain under an indefinite gag order regarding a search warrant for one of its users. ...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Scanner Sombre arms you with lidar for a gorgeous, creepy explore-em-up
 Something about the polychromatic pointillism of lidar imagery has always intrigued me, but as a writer I can’t say I have many opportunities to use the technology. That’s why I̵...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung says the Galaxy S8 easily outsold the S7
 The Galaxy S8experience is something of a mixed bag – but it’s certainly not a bomb. As ever, Samsung isn’t giving out exact numbers, but the company is happily reporting that ...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Mercedes-Benz expands car sharing service Croove beyond pilot phase
 Mercedes-Benz started testing out a new car sharing service in December of last year, debuting Croove in a limited pilot allowing people to rent out their cars on-demand for short stints in Muni...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Apple cuts App Store affiliate commission from 7% to 2.5%
 Apple just sent an email to members of the App Store affiliate program saying that App Store commissions will be reduced from 7 percent to 2.5 percent on May 1st — that’s a 64 percen...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch An Instagram bug has been preventing users from disabling their accounts for months
 A number of Instagram users have found they’re no longer able to temporarily disable their accounts – a feature, similar to Facebook’s, that allows you to take a break from the...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram is down around the world
 Instagram isn’t working for users in the US, England, and elsewhere. Both the Instagram app and website won’t load. Instagram tells me it’s looking into the problem but doesn&#...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram is down around the world [Update: anddd its back]
 Reports of the Instagram outage began around 10:35am Pacific, though by 11:04am some users in the states and U.K. were regaining access to the website. At that time, Instagram tweeted that it is...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Inside Booms efforts to build a new generation of supersonic commercial jets
 Boom has set itself with arguably one of the most ambitious tasks taken on by a startup: To restore the age of the Concorde, but bigger, better, and more sustainable than ever. We took a trip to...
05:18 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch DJIs new FPV goggles let you control your drone with head movements
 When DJI announced the Mavic Pro last year they also teased a pair of FPV goggles that could be used to see first-person video from DJI’s drones. But we didn’t get many more details ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook launches telco infrastructure accelerator with Orange
 Back in February, the Facebook-led Telecom Infrastructure Project led a call to put $170 million into startups focusing on solutions toimprove infrastructure: the switching technologies, enginee...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Is Spotify working on a wearable?
 Spotify is said to be exploring the launch of branded wearable, according to rumors floated by a “trusted source” at Zatz Not Funny. There’s little information out there at thi...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Google makes its local reviews easier to use when traveling with automated translation
 Google announced today it’s making its business reviews easier to access and read when you’re traveling by performing automatic translation. The company says it will now translate th...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch New Microsoft tools integrate LinkedIn data directly into Dynamics 365
 Microsoft announced some significant integrations between LinkedIn, the professional social network it bought last year for over $26 billion and Microsoft Dynamics 365, the company’s CRM a...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Hullabalu releases Lightwell, a platform for creating interactive storytelling apps
 Interactive storytelling startup Hullabalu has spent the last several years producing a series of apps for kids based around a group of characters it has developed. But after making multiple app...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla to double its Supercharger network in 2017, topping 10K chargers globally
 Tesla is getting ready to produce the Model 3 at volumes unprecedented for the company, but it hasn’t forgotten about that other key ingredient in the electric vehicle mix – charging...
03:36 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Find out how startups are transforming real estate investing at Disrupt NY
 Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, investors have been wary of investing in real estate. But startups have emerged over the last decade to help provide more transparency and accessibility ...
03:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Revolar, the personal safety button, can get you out of tight spots
 A new hardware/app device called Revolar aims to make it safe to walk the streets. This tiny button will notify your friends and family if you’re scared, the authorities if you’re in...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Behance founder on maximizing creative output and using constraints to boost productivity
 Scott Belsky is the co-founder of Behance and investor at Benchmark Capital. In this episode, we discuss how to maximize your creative output, how constraints can – and should – be u...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Reefill wants you to drink more tap water
 Reefill is a New York-based company that wants you to stop buying bottled water. Their system, which will installed in delis and fast food restaurants, lets you refill your water bottle for free...
02:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Recharge, which lets users book hotels by the minute, just launched in New York
 Recharge, atwo-year-old, San Francisco-based company whose app enables users to book a stay in a hotel for just 66 cents a minute, is opening in select New York hotels today, after testing its s...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch The NYT brings its news and a mini crossword to Snapchat Discover
 The New York Times announced today it’s joining Snapchat Discover – the feature in Snapchat which includes updates and news from a variety of media publications. The paper’s...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Every feed app should steal Pinterests More Like This button
 This is the best new social app feature in a long time. Twitter should copy it. Instagram should copy it. Facebook probably already is copying it. I’m talking about Pinterest’s ̶...
01:56 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Every feed app should steal Pinterests More Like This button
 This is the best new social app feature in a long time. Twitter should copy it. Instagram should copy it. Facebook probably already is copying it. I’m talking about Pinterest’s ̶...
01:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons driverless tech team focuses not on building it, but on how to use it
 Amazon has a team dedicated to driverless technology, the Wall Street Journal reports, but their focus isn’t on building self-driving cars or trucks; instead, the Amazon squad acts as a ki...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch This might be your last chance to buy the NES Classic
 Nintendo is discontinuing the NES Classic Edition. While this decision is still puzzling, you might still be looking to buy one before it disappears into the ether forever. Best Buy stores have ...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Teslas Model 3 production plans said to include a risky manufacturing move
 Tesla’s making a bet on its production process for the Model 3 that defies accepted industry know-how – which is not at all an unusual strategy for the young carmaker. Basically all ...
01:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch How a Berlin startup beat the online giants at image recognition
 Can a machine learn aesthetics in a way a human would? Could it then look at a set of photos, and draw on those same aesthetics to reproduce a different set? It’s a big question because it...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch LinkedIn hits 500M member milestone for its social network for the working world
 Now that LinkedInis a part of Microsoft (after closing its $26.2 billion acquisition in December), the social networking site for the working world no longer reportsearnings, and the metrics tha...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch VideoBlocks goes beyond moving pictures and announces its stock photo marketplace
 VideoBlocks made a name for itselfa few years ago when it launched its subscription-based stock video service and — later on — a members-onlymarketplace for buying one-off clips, too...
12:58 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon launches Subscribe with Amazon, a marketplace for digital subscriptions
 Amazon has made headway in the subscription business with its Subscribe & Save feature for consumers, which offers discounted pricing onproducts if you agree to buy on a recurring basis. Now...
12:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix to raise $1 billion in foreign debt financing for content and more
 Netflix will raise a little over $1 billion (1 billion) from “non-U.S. persons” via a new senior notes offering, the company said on Monday. The proceeds of the debt sale will be use...
12:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Apple hires a couple Google satellite executives for reported hardware project
 Apple has hired former Google satellite executives John Fenwick and Michael Trela, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The two might’ve been in the market for new gigs, given that Go...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Tecla expands its accessibility features for users with limited mobility to IOT devices
 For the past seven years, the Canadian technology developer Komodo Openlabshas been working on a device called Tecla that allow users with limited mobility to control electronic devices. Designe...
12:19 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Watch this Larry Page-backed flying car take to the sky above a lake
 The Kitty Hawk Flyer is one of the first aircraft from Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk, a startup taking aim at creating real, usable flying cars. The company, which is also led by CEO and former G...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch The $999 SlingStudio makes it easy to produce multi-camera Facebook Live and YouTube streams
 Sling Media, theDish subsidiary you probably know for its Slingbox and Sling TV service, is announcing its SlingStudio hardware today. With this, Sling Media is entering a completely new market ...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch An obscure regulatory debate has put the entire U.S. fintech community on edge
 An obscure request for comments on regulatory standards, released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) last March, has since evolved into a complex turf war between the states ...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Now you can buy TV ads through Googles DoubleClick
 Google is announcing that advertisers can now buy traditional TV advertising through the DoubleClick Bid Manager. Bid Manager is the main DoubleClick ad-buying product, so Google is pitching thi...
08:28 am GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Flux, a fintech startup founded by ex-Revolut employees, wants to make paper receipts obsolete
 Flux, a London-based fintech startup founded by three early employees of foreign exchange and banking app Revolut, is on a mission to make store receipts truly digital. Read More ...
06:41 am GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Alibabas Ant Financial invests in Chinese bike-sharing startup unicorn Ofo
 Ofo, the Chinese bike-sharing startup that recently claimed unicorn status, announced this weekend that it has added Ant Financial as an investor. In a statement posted to its Weibo account, Ofo...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Apple Maps gets transit mode for Paris
 Apple is finally adding transit options to its Maps app for the city of Paris. Starting today, you can use Apple Maps to calculate itineraries using public transportation. You’ll find subw...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Hope and rapture on West Broadway
 We were just outside the Marriott on the edge of downtown when the conference doors opened. I remember saying something like “Those people… they seem a little different…”...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, April 24, 2017
Techcrunch Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet
 There are no hackers anymore — now it’s all about the spies we in the intelligence and security communities are trying to stop. The “insiders” have known this for some ti...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 23, 2017
Techcrunch Falcon Northwests Tiki is the sleek sports car of VR PCs
 Falcon Northwest is a small company, but small can mean focus and care when it comes to device makers. Falcon’s business is PCs, and specifically Windows machines capable of delivering ter...
06:29 pm GMT - Sun, April 23, 2017
Techcrunch Uber responds to report that it tracked users who deleted its app
 Uber tracked former users even after they deleted the app from their iPhones, a practice that eventually earnedCEO Travis Kalanick a scolding from Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the New York Ti...
06:29 pm GMT - Sun, April 23, 2017
Techcrunch Uber responds to report that it tracked devices after its app was deleted
 Uber tracked former users even after they deleted the app from their iPhones, a practice that eventually earnedCEO Travis Kalanick a scolding from Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the New York Ti...
05:25 pm GMT - Sun, April 23, 2017
Techcrunch Why tech workers showed up to March for Science
 Science itself may be non-partisan. But theMarch for Sciencethis weekend simply couldn’t be. Demonstrators turned out in an estimated 600 cities around the world to rally for science and i...
02:49 pm GMT - Sun, April 23, 2017
Techcrunch MakerBots technology of the future grapples with its rocky past
 Goshen has a small stack of papers sitting on a table beside him, should he need to consult any notes. He never actually looks over, however. After months of behind the scenes meetings, he’...
12:11 pm GMT - Sun, April 23, 2017
Techcrunch Books and roses
 Anyone who thinks paper books are dead has never been in a Barcelona bookshop the day before Sant Jordi. The Patron Saint festival is Catalunya’s equivalent of Valentine’s day. But a...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, April 23, 2017
Techcrunch Online grocery platform Farmdrop raises 7M Series A led by Atomico
 Farmdrop, a farmer-friendly online grocery platform based in the U.K., has raised 7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Atomico, the London VC fund founded by Skype co-founder Nikl...
09:40 pm GMT - Sat, April 22, 2017
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Fossil Fuel
 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 21, 2017. Big Media meets the Big Algorithm as we reach subscription saturation. B=...
07:04 pm GMT - Sat, April 22, 2017
Techcrunch The MWW Iconik 3 is an inexpensive automatic watch for military fans
 Manchester Watch Works aka MWW makes small batch watches that are sometimes homages to historic timepieces and are sometimes entirely new design. This model, the Iconik 3 – the third in th...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 22, 2017
Techcrunch How to make Twitter profitable
 Twitter has evolved dramatically since its founding. What the founders fully envisioned we cannot know. Nonetheless, there is one thing we do know: Many business entities have millions of follow...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, April 22, 2017
Techcrunch Is a robot tax really an innovation penalty?
 When Bill Gates recently suggested robots should pay income tax like any other employee, I didn’t immediately disagree. I applaud Gates’ bold thinking to help solve one of society...
01:18 pm GMT - Sat, April 22, 2017
Techcrunch Uber and Lyft sued for patent infringement by Hailo, but not Daimlers Hailo
 A company called “Hailo Technologies, LLC”, has sued both Uber and Lyft over alleged infringement of U.S. patent5,973,619, which describes an “automated vehicle dispatch and pa...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 22, 2017
Techcrunch PowerRay is an underwater drone for filmmakers or fishermen
 The creator of the PowerEgg, an ovoid flying robot, has begun accepting orders for its newest creation, a submersible camera drone for home use. Dubbed the PowerRay, the waterproof device can fi...
03:45 am GMT - Sat, April 22, 2017
Techcrunch Apple testing process for autonomous safety drivers revealed in DMV documents
 Apple has developed a testing procedure for drivers who would act as failsafe controls during autonomous vehicle testing, documents discoveredby Business Insider via a public records request sho...
02:35 am GMT - Sat, April 22, 2017
Techcrunch Waymo accuses Uber of hiding a secret LiDAR device
 In preparation for a preliminary injunction hearing next month, Waymo today filed new claims in its lawsuit against Uber, alleging that its competitor withheld information about technology Uber ...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, April 22, 2017
Techcrunch HBOs Silicon Valley cast hints about upcoming season
 They’re back! HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is set to return to television, with the fourth season debuting this Sunday.We had a chance to watch the first two episodes at the pr...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, April 22, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Quora Valued At Around $1.8B
 Today’s Stories Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains Duolingo laun...
07:38 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube says it fixed the problem with Restricted Mode that was filtering LGBTQ content
 YouTube today claims to have fixed an issue with its service that was causing it to incorrectly filter content in “Restricted Mode” andhiding a large selectionof LGBTQ+ videosas a re...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC
 Over the coming decade, ongoing corporate exploration of the incubator, accelerator, and venture capital models will expand the use of these additional forms of external innovation. Read More ...
07:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Using wearable technology to detect conflict in couples before it occurs
 Several teams of researchers at USC have joined forces for a study aimed at detecting vital signs to help stem conflicts in couples before they occur. Couples were brought into the lab, equipped...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Theranos says it has been mischaracterized in allegations the company faked tests
 Theranos secretly bought lab equipment through a shell company, faked tests and inappropriately pumped up its financial outlook to investors, according to allegations in recently unsealed court ...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Facebooks F8, Confide hit with lawsuit
 This week saw movement in two tech lawsuits, Facebook held its annual F8 developer conference and a juice press hardware company came under fire. These are the top stories of the week, and you c...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Of course Microsoft is working on its own version of the Chromebook
 Windows Central has gotten its hands on an internal document highlighting the hardware performance of Windows 10 Cloud, a rumored operating system spinoff expected to be unveiled at next month&#...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise
 Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, it’s just raised an $85 million Series D ...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook
 That was effectively the only conversation missing from Facebook’s F8 conference — an event that even made time for a progress update on a moonshot project that mightone day allow us...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch The death of retail is greatly exaggerated
 I’ve been thinking a lot about retail these days and I’ve been connecting the dots between the seeming death of retailers like Ralph Lauren and the book industry. In short, we are fe...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Form an orderly queue! Google wants your blood (and other bodily fluids). Oh and your medical records
 Alphabet’s (Google’s) life sciences division Verily has launched its public pitch for a massive, multi-year health study it’s leading, along with Duke University School of Medi...
05:35 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch A Midas List VC on the problem with the Midas List
 The way Peterson tells it, that’s the way he likes it. There’s a reason he didn’t put his name on the door 17 years ago when he left the hedge fund Cypress Funds in L.A. to ope...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Ubers head of diversity will be speaking at TC Sessions: Justice
 I’m excited to announce that Bernard Coleman, Uber’s global head of diversity and inclusion, will be speaking in a fireside chat atTC Sessions: Justice, our day-long event about dive...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch The augmented reality gold rush is afoot
 Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup. This week’s l...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it experiments with new ways to monetize its service
 Earlier this week, the popular language learning service Duolingo quietly introduced paid monthly subscriptions in its Android apps. Subscribers get two benefits: theywon’t see ads in the ...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Today is the last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets
 Alright, startup fans. We gave you an extension, a wholeextra week to save some serious cash on tickets to Disrupt NY 2017. But now your time is almost up. You have just a few hours left to save...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Twitch opens up its money-making tools to tens of thousands of non-Partnered channels
 On the heels of yesterday’s news about expanded subscription optionsfor partners, video streaming site Twitch today announced another way for its creator community to generate revenue, wit...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch MIXhalo to reveal new audio technology at Disrupt NY with help from Pharrell and Incubus
 This is going to be a lot of fun. MIXhalo was founded by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and the startup is set to reveal its first product at Disrupt NY 2017. And Mike is bringing some other fa...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch New partnership makes Google Play Music the default on all Samsung devices, with double the storage capacity
 Samsung and Google today announced a new partnership that will make Google Play Music the default music player and music service including on new Samsung phone and tablets worldwide, starting wi...
01:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Ubers losses, Clouderas IPO and the biggest e-commerce acquisition ever
 Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. This episode Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself were joined by Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners for a li...
09:52 am GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Uber allows more time for sexism probe, expects report by end of May
 Uber’s management is expecting an external investigation of its workplace culture to report by the end of May. Read More ...
06:36 am GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix rival iFlix reveals its first original content series for emerging markets
 Fresh from raising $90 million from investorsin March, iFlix, a Netflix-like service for emerging markets,has announced its first slate of original content. The Malaysia-headquartered business c...
05:48 am GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musks Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains
 Elon Musk has been working on a Neuralink, a human-computer brain interface company, in whatever spare moments he has between running Tesla and also running SpaceX. Neuralink’s ultimate ai...
04:11 am GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy S8 is now on sale in the U.S., Canada and Korea with more launches to come
 If you’ve been holding out patiently for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung’s newest flagship devices, then your wait may soon be over after the phones went on sale in an initial ...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Whats keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption?
 Speculators flocked to Bitcoin and many of the alt-coins in hopes of getting in early and making a big exit, but everyday users haven’t warmed to cryptocurrencies. There are many reasons w...
01:10 am GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Snap acquires the crucial geofilter patent from Mobli for a record $7.7M
 According to Snap’s S-1 Filing for its IPO, of the $400m in revenues the company has, $360 million is made by selling “Geofilters”, or photo filters based on location which adv...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Uber employees thought itd be a good idea to paint a #Undelete mural
 Well, this is something else. A bunch of mostly male Uber employees decided to get together to spray taint (paint) a wall in San Francisco, basically begging people to reinstall the app if they&...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, April 21, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Google Home Gets More Personal
 Today’s Stories Google Home can now recognize up to six voices and give personalized responses Google said to be planning a built-in ad blocker for Chrome GoPro to release prosumer spheric...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Apple releases a bit of code to let you put Live Photos on your sites
 Apple’s Live Photos are fun — they’ve definitely captured a few unexpected magical moments for me that standard stills would’ve missed. But for the most part, they live o...
10:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Ambient noise could be your next multi-factor authentication token
 We’re all pretty used to two-factor authentication now, and it isn’t much of an inconvenience to have to type in a four-digit code when you log in from a new location. But some Swiss...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Juicero CEO promises refunds for any dissatisfied customers while defending the companys tech
 Jeff Dunn, the former Coca Cola executive who became CEO of Juicero last year, has responded to a wave of coverage suggesting that the company’s juice press isn’t all that was promis...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Another smart card bites the dust, as Plastc ends operations and leaves pre-orders unfulfilled
 Plastc is throwing in the towel today. The smart card maker sent a message to backers (which now also graces the startup’s homepage) announcing that it’s “exploring optionsR...
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Confide sued over ephemerality and screenshot protection claims
 Confide, the encrypted chat app that’s reportedly popular among Trump staffers, is facing a class action lawsuit that claims Confide misled consumers about its ability to protect messages ...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Shopify Pay aims to complete the picture for online checkout
 Shopify introduced a new product at its developer conference today, which will reduce friction during online orders and simplify checkout across any stores that run on Shopify’s ecommerce ...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons new Alexa developer policy now bans all ads except in music and flash briefings
 Amazon has quietly introduced a change to its Alexa Skills Developer agreement aimed at further restricting advertisements within Alexa’s voice apps, which it calls “Skills.” P...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch NerdWallet just laid off over 40 people, including its VP of growth
 Personal finance startup NerdWallet recently let go of more than 40 employees, TechCrunch has learned. As part of the changes, NerdWallet VP of growth Henry Hsu left the company and NerdWallet C...
07:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch This phishing technique is more interesting than dangerous
 There’s no shortage of ways adversaries will employ to get you to click through to a malicious website, some technical, some psychological. This one is interesting because it leverages a u...
07:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch A chat with Pluralsight founder Aaron Skonnard on the global move to sharpen tech skills through online training
 Utah has a strong history in the tech industry. It’s also starting to become a place known for growing profitable unicorns, including developer training platform Pluralsight, now worth $1....
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Pinterests Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017
 Snap has finally gone public and it’s worth more than $20 billion. Facebook continues to be an advertising behemoth. Google still owns the search ad universe. So is there room for another ...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Uber will live stream its first Elevate VTOL summit April 25-27
 Uber has been tinkering with the idea of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft for a while now, beginning with the release of a white paper late last year detailing what steps it thinks are...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Survey says: Kids these days arent so into electric or autonomous vehicles
 Conventional wisdom has kind of assumed that old fogies are afraid of self-driving cars and suffer from crippling range anxiety when it comes to EVs. Those youngsters, though, are all about auto...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft head of engineering pens a letter to teammates asking for open communication
 Lyft’s head of engineering Jill Wetzler has penned a heartfelt letter to her fellow teammates asking them to chat openly with her about any issues they may be facing in the workplace. The ...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch FTC tells influencers to quit trying to hide the fact that theyre shilling for brands
 The Federal Trade Commission has put dozens of so-called influencers on notice for failing to adequately document the fact that their Instagram and such like posts are in fact thinly veiled ads ...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Dont get played by this spammy app like I did
 At my birthday party last week, my friend Ebby walked over and asked a group of us “What’s this Gather app all about?” I instantly felt a bit insecure. Of that particular group...
06:04 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch The TC Meetup Pitch-off goes down in Seattle on June 22
 There is nothing quite like Seattle in June. Everything is green, the sun shines, and the air is crisp. And, of course, TechCrunch heads into town for the annual TC Meetup + Pitch-off. Just as w...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Navy and Marine Corps outlaw nude photo sharing without consent
 The Marine Corps has taken another step to crack down on the nude photo sharing scandal that broke open in the Marines United Facebook Group. Following changes to the rules governing behavior on...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Canada is North Americas up-and-coming startup center
 They say that nice guys finish last — and Canada, with its reputation for polite citizenry and its charming prime minister, is used to being overlooked. Sure, Canada may tower over the Uni...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch 12 tech-inspired Mothers Day gifts
 We asked the office and the TechCrunch moms on staff for things they’d like for Mother’s Day this year. While the unanimous answer to what they wanted was “a nap” –...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Planet enlists machine learning experts to parse a treasure trove of Amazon basin data
 Planet, the satellite imaging company that operate the largest commercial Earth imaging constellation in existence, is hosting a new data science competition on the Kaggle platform, with the spe...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Honing its dynamic pricing formula, Vacasa wants to make homeowners more cash than Airbnb
 With updates to its dynamic pricing system, Vacasa wants to offer smartly priced vacation rentals with an algorithm that takes everything and the kitchen sink into account. A self-described tort...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Wealthfront has launched a lending product
Automated financial investment and advisory service provider Wealthfront is now getting into the lending business. It seems like a good way for the company to juice revenues through interest payments ...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft launches new IoT services for the enterprise
 Microsoft is launching IoT Central today, a new Internet of Things (IoT) service that gives enterprises a fully managed solution for setting up their IoT deployments without needing the in-house...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla voluntarily recalls around 53K 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles
 Tesla is issuing a voluntary recall for Model S and Model X vehicles made between February 2016 and October 2016, for a potential manufacturing issue in which the parking brake,once engaged, mig...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Watch Liliums successful test flight of the worlds first electric VTOL jet
 Lilium has successfully tested its all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet for the first time, and you can watch the inaugural test flight above. The basic concept of a VTOL is tha...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Former White House economic advisor Jason Furman discusses how automation will impact jobs
 When it arrived in December, the White House’s report, “Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy” felt like both a parting shot and warning to the incoming administ...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Alexa now works with your G Suite calendar
 Amazon’s connected speakers and other Alexa-powered deviceswill now work with your G Suite calendar, the company announced this morning. Once enabled, users will be able to ask Alexa to gi...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Google Home can now recognize up to six voices and give personalized responses
 Google Home isfinally getting a feature that its users have been clamoring for since it launched last year: it can now distinguish between different voices and respond with personalized response...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Gladly, incubated at Greylock, nabs $36 million in Series C funding
 There’s no shortage of customer service startups trying to meet the changing expectations of consumers, who want to Tweet, phone, text, and use Facebook Messenger, among other newer ways t...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube jumped to the top of the App Store following news of mobile livestreaming expansions
 Demand for mobile livestreaming on YouTube appears to be strong, given the fact that YouTube shot up to the top of the App Store – a position it hasn’t held since December 2015 ̵...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube jumped to the top of the App Store following news of mobile live-streaming expansions
 Demand for mobile live streaming on YouTube appears to be strong, given the fact that YouTube shot up to the top of the App Store – a position it hasn’t held since December 2015 R...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch DFJ Growth closes its third fund with $535 million
 DFJ Growth, the 11-year-old growth-stage arm ofthe 31-year-old Sand Hill Road firm, has closed its third vehicle with $535 million, slightly more than it was targeting when began fundraising in ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Swingvy raises $1.1M to give HR staff in Southeast Asia a break from paperwork
 Human resources paperwork is never fun to take care of—especially if it’s literally on paper. Swingvy co-founder Jin Choeh says that in Southeast Asia, many small businesses are stil...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Getaround raises $45M from Toyota and others to build more partnerships
 Car sharing service Getaround has raised $45 million in Series C funding, led by a new investor Braemar Energy Ventures, and with participating from Toyota Motor Corp and China’s SAIC Moto...
02:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Spotify strikes new deal with indy giant Merlin competitive with big labels
 Spotify — the streaming music company with 50 million paying users — has been working onrenegotiating licensing deals with labels over the last several months — a critical move...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Harman and Baidu team up on in-car AI for Chinese automakers
 At the Shanghai Auto Show on this week, global automotive supplier Harman announced a new partnership with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet services provider. The team-up brings together Sams...
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Lex, the technology behind Alexa, opens up to developers
 Amazon Lex,the technology powering Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, has exited preview, according to a report from Reuters this morning. The system, which involvesnatural language underst...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Investors: Here are the Startup Alley companies at Disrupt NY
 Listen up, investors at Disrupt NY 2017. This one’s for you. We’re thrilled to announce that you can now peruseall of the companies that will be on display in the Startup Alley at Di...
01:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Coyuchi launches a subscription and recycling service for its organic home textiles
 An organic bed linen subscription and recycling service sounds like the ultimate hipster indulgence, but considering the massive amount of textiles that end up in landfills every year, it might ...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Completed wants to take on LinkedIn with a Yelp-style rating model
 If Black Mirror is anything to go by, rating everyone around you isn’t always a great idea, but Completed wants to make it easier to rate and rank the business professionals around you. It...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Bedly raises $2.7 million to make renting an apartment a little less horrible
 Craigslist is great for serial killers and spear-phishers, but less than ideal for anyone looking for housing. As a platform for renters, Bedly aims to take some of the pain out of the housing r...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch GoPro to release prosumer spherical camera in fall 2017
 GoPro today announced the Fusion, a camera capable of capturing spherical video for use in VR and standard video formats through a software solution. The camera will be released this fall. GoPro...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch MakeSpace raises $30 million to store your belongings
 If you live in New York, you’ve seen the subway ads. MakeSpacewants to free your apartment of clutter. And now the self-storage startup is getting$30 million toexecute on theirvision. This...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Second round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available
 If you’re lookingto participate in the hackathon at Disrupt NY 2017, but missed out on the first round of tickets, you’re in luck! Today, we’re releasing a new batch of hackath...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Shopifys Marketing Events API shows merchants what marketing actually does
 Shopify is announcing a number of new APIs for developers at its annual Unite developer conference in San Francisco today, but the new Marketing Events API might be the most interesting, especia...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch With its Unity Buy SDK, Shopify now lets mobile games sell real goods
 Mobile game developers tend to enjoy offering swag related to their games, especially if those amass any kind of decent-sized audience. The Unity Buy SDK from Shopify, announced at its Unite dev...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Shopify launches a free, in-house designed card reader
 Shopify has designed its own hardware for the first time, building out a design team and coming up with a unique approach to the simple card reader, that most basic tool in the real-world mercha...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Just 2 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets
 Heads up, startup guys and gals. You are seriously running out of time to get deeply discounted tickets to the hottest startup show in the Big Apple – Disrupt NY 2017. WithDisrupt NY 2017 ...
12:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch With revenue of $29.8 billion, Verizons first quarter earnings fall short of analyst expectations
 Verizon just released its first quarter earnings results, with adjusted earnings per share of 95 cents on revenue of $29.8 billion.Revenue (minus divestitures and acquisitions) is down 4.5 perce...
11:57 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Mastercard trials biometric bankcard with embedded fingerprint reader
 Mastercard is trialling a Chip and PIN bankcard that includes an embedded fingerprint reader, introducing a biometric authentication layer for card payments — and taking a leaf out of the ...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch ZappRX gets $25 million from Chinese VCs to expand into the U.S. drug prescription market
 ZappRX, the app that aims to make it easier to manage specialty drug prescriptions, has pulled in $25 million in Series B funding led by Qiming US, the Chinese venture outfit’s stateside h...
10:59 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Report: Microsoft may buy cloud monitoring startup Cloudyn for $50-70M
 The consolidation of smaller cloud servicesthrough acquisitions by largercould platforms has been a running theme in the enterprise world for a while, and this morning we got a glimpse of what m...
10:59 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Report: Microsoft may buy cloud monitoring startup Cloudyn for $50M-70M
 The consolidation of smaller cloud servicesthrough acquisitions by largercould platforms has been a running theme in the enterprise world for a while, and this morning we got a glimpse of what m...
10:57 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch China summons Apple for talks following concern around live-streaming apps
 Apple is coming under pressure from authorities in China after internet regulatorsasked the company to tighten standards for iOS apps in the country. A report from state news agencyXinhua said A...
09:44 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Orange is launching a bank because reasons
 French telecom company Orange is launching a bank this Summer in France. Orange CEO Stphane Richard listed some of the features behind Orange Bank this morning at a press conference. And let...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch AeroMobil starts taking pre-orders for its first edition flying car
 Flying car company AeroMobil revealed its new model today, and is set to start taking pre-orders for the limited first edition run of the hybrid vehicle. The company had promised to offer a comm...
07:17 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Lazada, Uber and Netflix team up ahead of Amazons expected entry into Southeast Asia
 Amazon isn’t in Southeast Asia yet — the e-commerce giant pushed back plans to enter early this year — but that isn’t stoppingfuture rival Lazada teaming up with a range ...
06:51 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch HTCs next phone will be squeezable
 Squeeze for the Brilliant U. 05.16.2017 https://t.co/89OuHXbBlt pic.twitter.com/jLaeFD2wMW — HTC (@htc) April 20, 2017 HTC has confirmed rumorsthat its upcoming new smartphone — the ...
05:35 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Alibabas Ant Financial takes control of HelloPay to extend its reach in Southeast Asia
 Another day, another deal to widen the reach of Ant Financial, the fintech-focused Alibaba affiliate. This week, Ant Financial announced that it is picking up HelloPay, the payments firm attache...
05:29 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey donated $100,000 to Trumps inauguration
 Oculus Rift co-founder Palmer Luckey didn’t just support Donald Trump by backing an organization called Nimble America that made anti-Hillary Clinton “shitposts.” He also donat...
04:26 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Apple vows to use only recycled materials, but Greenpeace says iPhones should also last longer
 Apple has set a lofty goal for itself: use only renewable materials in its products to protect the environment and avoid “blood minerals.” In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Re...
12:53 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Scientists are racing nanocars on a solid gold track
 Scientists are set to engage in a frivolous race of single-molecule “nanocars” on, if you can believe it, a solid gold track. It’s the boldest show of academic elitism and grea...
12:08 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Google said to be planning a built-in ad blocker for Chrome
 Google is planning to add an ad blocker to Chrome, its web browser, and to possibly turn it on by default for all users. That seems counterintuitive for a company that makes the majority of its ...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, April 20, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Juicero Running Dry?
 Today’s StoriesJuicero users find that man trumps machineFacebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedomSpotify’s half-priced student pricing expands...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Texas gets closer to allowing self-driving vehicle testing on public roads
 A new state might join the ranks of those that allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads: A bill just passed the Texas Senate Transportation Committee that spells out a path toward st...
10:44 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook plans ethics board to monitor its brain-computer interface work
 Facebook will assemble an independent Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) panel to oversee its development of a direct brain-to-computer typing interface it previewed today at its F8 c...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Talking fiber, drones and open-source hardware with Facebooks Yael Maguire
 Facebook has been putting lots of resources into improving internet connectivity in rural areas. That may seem like a distraction for the social networking giant, but Facebook takes its mission ...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch 162 tech companies file brief against the latest immigration executive order
 Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, from the “Muslim Ban” executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today s...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch IBM shares dropped like a rock today
 How do you solve a problem like IBM? Yesterday evening the company reported its 20th straight consecutive quarter of year-on-year losses. The company’s quarterly earnings beat expectations...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch No, the 5th Ave Apple Stores glass cube isnt going anywhere (permanently)
 Apple’s construction contractors may indeed have to remove the glass cube that sits over the entrance to the sunken 5th Ave location — but only because it’s a bit hard to do a ...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla settles lawsuit against ex-Autopilot leads self-driving startup Aurora
 Tesla has settled a lawsuit it filed against Sterling Anderson, a former employee and past director of Autopilot. Anderson was a key leader of Tesla’s semi-automated highway driving featur...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch That fancy smart gadget you put in your car could let hackers turn off the engine while you drive
 More and more devices, from smart dash cams to head-up displays to Bluetooth-enabled diagnostics dongles, are looking to tap your car’s built-in diagnostic (or OBD-II) port for power and d...
08:29 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch EBay unveils first-quarter earnings results
 EBay reported first-quarter results after the bell on Wednesday. The company posted an adjusted 49 cents per share, when Wall Street was forecasting 48 cents. EBay reported revenue of $2.2 billi...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Nature Conservancy gives forest management a digital makeover
 Keeping a forest healthy often means deciding what to do tree by tree and acre by acre. That’s easy enough with a square mile of it, but what about a thousand? The Nature Conservancy is wo...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Kip is using data to make therapy better for both patients and therapists
 Kip connects patients with qualified therapists, and helps them track outcomes over time. By combining in-person therapy with a mobile app that allows patients to provide feedback on a day-to-da...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Planned Parenthood enrolls in 500 Startups seed program
 Planned Parenthood has been threatened repeatedly with blockage of access in several states since Trump became our 45th president. But it also, as a consequence, has received a serious spike in ...
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do
 Microsoft acquired the popular mobile to do list application Wunderlist back in 2015, and now it’s preparing users for its eventual demise with the release of its new application “To...
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch The world of Minority Report is about to be unlocked, and the key is inside your phone
 Remember that scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise’s character walks into a Gap and an AI voice asks him if he’s still enjoying the trousers he bought last week? That vision was...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook wants to help you hear through your skin
 During the last keynote at Facebook’s F8 conference, Regina Dugan, leader of the enigmatic “Building 8” frontier research group, explained that an internal team is exploring wa...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks augmented future could involve brain implants, but its not 1984 yet
 Facebook’s augmented reality future may be taking the form of selfie filters today, but in the future the company wants to let you interact with the world only by using your brain. Regina ...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter is reviewing whether to store some user data in Russia
 Twitter is considering localizing the storage of some of its Russian users’ personal data in order to comply with data localization laws, TechCrunch has learned. Read More ...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook is building a brain-computer interface
 Today Facebook will reveal its progress on creating brain-computer interface that could let people control augmented reality and virtual reality expereinces with their mind instead of a screen o...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing and skin-hearing
 Today at F8, Facebook revealed it has a team of 60 engineers working on building a brain-computer interface that will let you type with just your mind without invasive implants. They also have p...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook is improving the 360 video experience by predicting where you will look
 From the stage of F8, Joaquin Quinonero, Facebook’s Director of Applied Machine Learning, described a new technique the company is using to improve the watching experience for 360 videos. ...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Figure 1, a knowledge-sharing app for doctors, launches sponsored content
 Since its launch in 2013, a photo- and knowledge-sharing app for medical professionals, Figure 1, has focused on “traction” that is winning over new users and keeping them around. Th...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom
 On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s CTOshowed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market. The x24, with 24 c...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch A Slack integration is Magics next act
 Remember the text message-based service on-demand company, Magic Assistant? In a whirlwind two months afterthe service’s launch on Product HuntMagicwent viral based on itsclaims to deliver...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Hulus live TV service to launch by mid-May, sources say
 Hulu has publicly said that its newlive TV streaming servicewill launch sometime this spring, but the company is now telling staff internally that the launch date being targeted is the first wee...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Twitch expands subscriptions with new $9.99 & $24.99 tiers for serious fans
 Confirming an earlier leak, the Amazon-owned live streaming service Twitch is today announcing an expanded lineup of subscription offerings, which introduces two new levels beyond the original $...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Watch Cruises self-driving car take a night ride through San Francisco
 Cruise has a new release in its video series of drives completed by its autonomous test vehicles in San Francisco. If you’ve lived in the city, you’ve likely seen one of these by now...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks millimeter-wave radio tech hits new bandwidth records
 It’s no secret that Facebook is highly interested in bringing Internet connectivity to more people — even in very remote areas where traditionaltechnologies don’t typically wor...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Snaps anti-developer attitude is an augmented liability
 Facebook just invited outside developers to help it build an augmented reality content platform. Snapchat banned outside developers in 2015 and has never had a real platform. Read More ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch An NBA team is turning their scoreboard into an AR basketball game
 Yo dawg, I heard you like basketball, so webuilt an ARbasketball game you can play while you’re at a basketball game. Ok fine, this isn’t how the reigning NBA Champion Cleveland Cava...
04:27 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Media company Axel Springer takes a stake in Uber
 Uber has a new shareholder very different from its usual institutional backers: Axel Springer, the German media company that owns Business Insider, and Germany’s largest newspaper Bild, am...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Nokia delivers big update to its OZO VR creative products
 Nokia may not be a company that you’ve thought about much since the company sold its handset division to Microsoftin 2014, but since then, the company has invested most of its time into gr...
04:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Juicero users find that man trumps machine
 FADE IN: EXT. BOHEMIAN GROVE – NIGHT Two VCs are wearing feathered headdresses and leather breeches. One, Anton, is drinking Soylent 3.0 from a bag, the other, Brad, Chateau Margaux 2009 B...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch iRobots CEO cofounded a non-profit that creates robots designed to vacuum up lionfish
 In an early demo video, the Guardian LF1 bobs around in shallow water, a strange transparent cylinder trailed by cables and sporting a pair of fans underneath. A pair of metal spatula arms exten...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Sony debuts the new Alpha 9 mirrorless camera with 20fps continuous shooting
 Minutes ago, Sony announced the new Alpha 9 flagship with and a new G Master telephoto lens. The Alpha 9’s cherry on top is a new digital 35mm full-frame stacked 24.2MP CMOS sensor, with 2...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 agenda
 Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and we are delighted to reveal the agenda for the conference, which returns to Manhattan. Tech luminaries, TechCrunch’s famed Startup Battlefield Com...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch See you in Longmont tonight
 As part of the NewTech Meetup we will be holding a very cool pitch-off at the Oskar Blues The Oak Room at 1800 Pike Road in Longmont, CO. It’s on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 starting at 6:00...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch General Keith Alexander is coming to Disrupt NY
 As the longest-serving director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander certainly knows a thing or two about cybersecurity and the threats companies face from sophisticated nation-...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft wants to bring data and machine intelligence closer together
 For Microsoft, the last year or so has been all about infusing its various products with “intelligence.” Those smarts may come in the form of advanced analytics or deep learning, but...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch CrunchMatch 2.0 is ready to connect investors and startups
 Last year, TechCrunch launched CrunchMatch – a networking tool designed to connectlike-minded founders and investors at TechCrunch Disrupt events. We started small in New York last year wi...
02:36 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch The next iPhone could feature a Touch ID sensor on the rear
 Reliable iPhone leaker Sonny Dickson just shared new design schematics for the upcoming iPhone. The most interesting thing is that the leak clearly shows a spot on the rear of the device for the...
02:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Toyota Mirais fuel cell system scales up for semi trucks
 The Toyota Mirai fuel-cell electric vehicle is so far a niche vehicle, but that hasn’t stopped Toyota from dreaming big — really big. Project Portal is a proof of concept semi truck ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch In 2017, only 17% of startups have a female founder
 The percentage of startups that have at least one female founder was flat in the first quarter of 2017. For those who are keeping track, that’s nearly five years with no percentage growth ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Docker brings containerization to legacy apps
 At the DockerCon conference today in Austin, Docker announced a new service called the Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) Program that enables customers to move certain legacy apps into Do...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Spotifys half-priced student pricing expands worldwide
 Hot on the heels of Pandora’s public launch of its on-demand streaming service, Pandora Premium, rival Spotify is looking to make its service more appealing to younger users by rolling out...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch AirAsia buys 50% stake in travel planning startup Touristly for $2.6M
 AirAsia, the budget airline for Southeast Asia that’s headquartedin Malaysia, isn’tcommonly associated with startup investments, but today the company announced that it has bought a ...
01:37 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch N26 launches business bank accounts for freelancers
 If you’re a freelancer or self-employed person, you can now open a dedicated business account with N26 in just a few minutes. These business accounts are pretty similar to the consumer acc...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Nauta Capital closes out $170M third fund
 Early stage VC firm Nauta Capital, which has offices in London, UK, Barcelona, Spain and Boston in the US, has closed out a 2016 fund raising — capping it off at $170 million. Read More ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Mirantis launches its new OpenStack and Kubernetes cloud platform
 Mirantis, one of the earliest players in the OpenStack ecosystem, today announced that it will end-of-life Mirantis OpenStack support in September 2019. The Mirantis Cloud Platform, which combin...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Optimizely acquires Experiment Engine to offer more collaboration tools for big companies
 While Optimizely has boughtother startupsbefore, co-founder and CEO Dan Siroker said today is the first time it’s acquiring a startup built on Optimizely’s developer platform —...
11:49 am GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Sapho gets $14M more to make legacy software more useful with micro apps
 In recent years, Microsoft, Facebook and Slack (and many more) have all built new productivity platforms forworkers to integrate and communicate about dozens of other API-enabled enterprise apps...
08:10 am GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Xiaomis Mi 6 puts iPhone 7 camera tech into a $360 phone and theres no headphone jack
 Xiaomi unveiled its newest flagship smartphone — the Mi 6 — today at an event in Beijing, having skipped Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry’s largest annual event wher...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Ada is an AI-powered doctor app and telemedicine service
 Ada, a London and Berlin-based health tech startup, sees its official U.K. push today, and in doing so joins a number of other European startups attempting to market something akin to an AI-powe...
05:07 am GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch A low-flying pet supplies company just sold to PetSmart in the biggest e-commerce sale ever
 If you haven’t heard of Chewy, you aren’t alone. ButPetSmart, the retailgiant with more than 1,500 stores across the U.S.,has clearly been tracking the low-flying, five-year-old pet ...
04:15 am GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Baidu is making its self-driving car platform freely available to the automotive industry
 Baidu is opening its self-driving vehicle platform in a bid to help drive the development of autonomous cars. The Chinese internet giant today announced itsApollo project that will see its platf...
12:46 am GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram on Android gets offline mode
 80% of Instagram’s users 600 million users are outside the US, so it needed a way to provide a better experience for users with limited network connectivity or no data plan.Today at F8, In...
12:21 am GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Everything Facebook launched at F8 and why
 An augmented reality developer platform, group chat bots, and a virtual reality version of Facebook itself were just a few of the launches at the social network’s big F8 conference today. ...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook open sources Caffe2, its flexible deep learning framework of choice
 Today Facebook open sourced Caffe2. The deep learning framework follows in the steps of the original Caffe, a project started at the University of California, Berkeley. Caffe2 offers developers ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, April 19, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Facebook Launches Camera Effects Platform
 Today’s Stories Facebook launches augmented reality Camera Effects developer platform Facebook launches beta of Spaces, its goofy and fun social VR platform Snapchat introduces World Lense...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Oracle acquires ad measurement company Moat
 Oracle just announced that it has acquired ad measurement company Moat. Founded in 2010, Moat helps advertisers and publishers measure whether people see and interact with online ads. The need t...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch StarCraft is now free, nearly 20 years after its release
 Have you always wanted to check out that StarCraft game you’d heard so much about, but somehow managed to go nearly 20 years without buying a copy? Good news! Nearly two decades after its ...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Kickstarter launches a request for projects program
 You can’t be hanging around in the world of crowdfunding for as long as Kickstarter without spotting a few trends here and there. Taking a leaf out of Y Combinator’s Request for Star...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch HTC has a strange little bundle deal going for its pricey Vive VR headset
 Virtual reality really isn’t good enough yet to justify going broke for. Though VR headset prices are steadily coming down, the fact is it’s still not all that accessible for even th...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Volkswagens I.D. CROZZ electric concept aims for 2020 production
 Electric production vehicles may be relatively rare, but electric concepts abound, and most of them are targeting 2020 for a rough production date, as is the Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ, an all-electr...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Game over, man! The NES Classic is discontinued planet-wide
 Well, it was fun while it lasted. The NES Classic Edition (it went by several names, but you know what I mean) was the must-have item of the holidays and pretty much ever since, owing to short s...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook expands its open-source portfolio with new UI framework for Android
 At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced that it is open-sourcing Litho, a declarative framework for building efficient user interfaces on Android. Litho is the same framework Fa...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook launches React VR, a new JavaScript framework for building basic VR apps
 At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced the launch of React VR, a new JavaScript framework that lets developers build virtual reality (VR) experiences with the help ofJavaScript...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook announces React Fiber, a rewrite of its React framework
 Facebook has completely rewritten React, its popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. The company hasn’t previously talked about React Fiber, as the project is called, but ...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Apple makes iWork, iMovie & GarageBand apps free to all Mac & iOS users
 Apple quietly rolled out updated versions of its iWork, iMovie and GarageBand apps on Mac and iOS today, making them free for all customers on both platforms. Many customers already had free cop...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Audis latest concept is a new all-electric Tesla Model X competitor
 Audi’s newest electric vehicle is a crossover SUV with a 4.5-second 0-60mph time, and an impressive range of around 300 miles when its 95kWh battery is topped up. The Audi e-tron Sportback...
07:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch HPs new x360 laptops miss the point of 4K on the Spectre but get security right with the EliteBook
 The Spectre 13 x360 I strangely loved from late last year is back with a 4K screen and pen support for the Windows Creators update that went global this month. Read More ...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Troubled travel startup Zozi gets acquired by Peek
 Zozi, the drama-filled travel industry startup whose former CEO recently sued its board, has been acquired by Peek, a rival in the tours and activities business where Zozi also competes. Terms o...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Streamers flock to YouTube Live, but the money (and crowd) is still at Twitch
 YouTube Live is making impressive strides in catching up to incumbent Twitch, but it has a long way to go yet. On the bright side, it doesn’t look like they’ll run out of road: strea...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch CLEAR raises $15 million to expand biometric security
 CLEAR, the biometric security firm popular in U.S. airports and stadiums, has raised $15 million from T. Rowe Price to expand their footprint. The company, led by CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker, is al...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
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07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch In the smart city race, were betting on transit
 After years of talk about smart cities, people are wondering when will we see them really begin to take shape. What will they look like? How will we interact with them? With a lightpost here, a ...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg speaks out about Cleveland shooting
 At the F8 conference today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed this weekend’s shooting in Cleveland, which the suspected shooter filmed and posted on Facebook. The man later discussed ...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch LinkedIns updated privacy policy covers wider profile sharing
 LinkedIn sounds like it’s getting a little less buttoned down under Microsoft — the social network has a new version of its Terms of Service going into effect and the changes include...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook updates Messenger with support for QR codes, food delivery through M and more
 Facebook is launching a couple of new features for its Messenger platform today. Among those is an update to its M virtual assistant, which can now help you order food through delivery.com, the ...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook analytics gets smarter with Automated Insights and Custom Dashboards
 Facebook’s VP of Partnerships,Ime Archibing, announced updates toFacebook Analytics as well asFacebook Login and Account Kit during his F8 keynote address. Analytics is getting greater cus...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger launches group bots and bot discovery tab
 Facebook today launched two powerful ways for people to find Messenger bots to use, addressing the discovery problem that’s plagued the platform’s 100,000 developers. Read More ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Workplace by Facebook continues to mature
 At the F8 conference today, Facebook announced a bunch of updates to its Workplace by Facebook team communications tool including a slew of new partnerships and new bot integrations, which all s...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Udacity is going to help Facebook teach engineers within its Developer Circles
 Facebook’s been steadily growing its Developer Circlesinitiativein recent months and today the company provided an update on growth and announced a new partnership with Udacity during its ...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Google Maps for iOS now lets you retrace your steps with Timeline
 Google hasn’t had a terrific record with building social networks, but its Timeline feature for Google Maps is actually surprisingly similar to a primary facet of most social products, and...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook expands delegated account recovery in a play for the next billion users
 Facebook is expanding a new account recovery tool it debuted in Januarythat allows other sites such as GitHub to establishencrypted account recovery tokens that are stored by Facebook. When a us...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook launches beta of Spaces, its goofy and fun social VR platform
 More than three years after its acquisition of Oculus, Facebook is a product even more deeply intertwined with people’s online identities. Today, Facebook is reaching an important mileston...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Zuck says copying Snapchat was just step 1 of Facebooks AR platform
 “The first chapter that made sense was to release products that people were familiar with . . . but the unique thing that we’re going to do is we’re not just going to build bas...
05:24 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Spotify is launching a Messenger bot for sharing song clips with friends
 Spotify will belaunching a bot for Facebook Messenger users that lets friends discover and share music directly in their chats. The bot, which takes advantage of Facebook’s soon-to-launch ...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook launches augmented reality Camera Effects developer platform
 Facebook will rely on an army of outside developers to contribute augmented reality image filters and interactive experiences to its new Camera Effects platform. After today’s Facebook F8 ...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Theranos starts to agree to things
 Theranos has been agreeing to a lot of things lately. This new attempt to play nice seems to be an effort to keep the company going. Theranos had to pivot to working on a “miniLab,” ...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch General Partner Ophelia Brown has left LocalGlobe
 More revolving doors at a London venture capital firm. TechCrunch has learned that Ophelia Brown has left LocalGlobe, the VC fund founded by father and son duo Robin and Saul Klein. Read More ...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Just three years old, Oak HC/FT closes its second fund with $600 million
 At three years old, Oak HC/FT is a young firm. But its investors clearly have faith in the outfit. It closed its debut fund with $500 million in late 2014; yesterday, it closed its second fund w...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Milanote bags $780k seed to tool up its Evernote for creatives
 Milanote’s visual workspace platform feels part Evernote, part Pinterest — offering users digital spaces (“boards”) paired with a drag and drop interface that can be used...
04:13 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Spotifys artist dashboard exits beta, offering streaming insights, profile management & more
 In the battle to lure artists to its platform, Spotify has used exclusives, free advertising, the promise of more listeners, and open access to data artists care about, like number of fans and l...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch SeatGeek raises $57M to acquire ticketing software company TopTix
 SeatGeek is announcing a deal to acquire TopTix for $56 million. While SeatGeek has made acquisitions before, this is its biggest, and the company funded the deal by raising a $57 million Series...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Better wants to deal with your out-of-network medical bills so you dont have to
 We need to have a conversation about medical insurance claims because the system is ridiculous. You are told you need something, not knowing the cost and then, after getting the thing, you must ...
03:47 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 agenda
 Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and we are delighted to reveal the agenda for the conference, which returns to Manhattan. Tech luminaries, TechCrunch’s famed Startup Battlefield Com...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft acquires Intentional Software and brings old friend back into fold
 Microsoft announced today that it was acquiring Bellevue-based Intentional Software for an undisclosed amount of money. With the purchase, Charles Simonyi, Intentional founder, Chairman, and CTO...
03:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Watch the Facebook F8 conference keynote livestream here
 Today at 10am Pacific, Facebook is set to reveal a Camera Effects Platform, offline Instagram features, and group chat bots at its F8 conference. You can watch Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote ri...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Here are the startups in the Disrupt NY featured pavilions
 We’re gearing up for a great Disrupt NY and this year we’re pulling out all the stops. Like the pavilions we had in London and San Francisco last year, we are highlightingsome of the...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Master & Dynamics MA770 is a speaker molded out of concrete with Chromecast support
 Master & Dynamic has been making high-end headphones for a while; some of them are okay, others are great. But this isthe first time they’ve entered speaker territory. The concrete beh...
03:07 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch A disappointing debut for Samsungs smart assistant, Bixby
 Last week Samsung announced that the Galaxy S8 would ship without Bixby Voice control. It seems unlikely that that little bombshell will dissuade anyone from buying the new flagship. It is, afte...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Murj wants to give data collection from wearable devices an upgrade
 Murj, a new company backed by $4.5 million in new venture financing, is looking to make data collection from implantable heart monitoring and management devices easier and more manageable. The c...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Only 3 more days to save on Disrupt NY tickets
 Alright future Disrupt attendees. We gave you an extra week to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY 2017 tickets, but this week we aren’t feeling so generous. You now have just three days left to get...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Uber business tool lets you order multiple cars from central app
 Uber finalized a new tool in its business arsenal today called Uber Central that enables business users to order multiple Ubers on behalf of customers or clients from a single app. It was origin...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Backblaze drops download pricing for its B2 storage platform by 60%
 It’s been just under a year since Backblaze‘s B2 cloud storage service came out of beta. The platform’s main selling point at the time was definitely its pricing, which undercu...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy S8s beautiful hardware deserves a more unified software experience
 The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a strange beast. All at once it seems like both the culmination of several generations’ worth of solid smartphone evolution, while feeling like a still-incomplete ...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch With DroneDeploys Fieldscanner, pilots can create maps as they fly
 Flying drones to inspect a farm, construction site, or any other venue from overhead can generate a huge amount of data. It takes time, though, for drone users to upload and turn this high-resol...
02:17 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Videos are getting a bigger role on Flipboard
 Flipboard is following the launch of its “smart magazines” by boosting the role of videos. It’s not that videos were totally absent from the news app before this, but they usua...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Tumblr launches Cabana, a new app for watching videos with friends
 Tumblr today is launching a new app, calledCabana, which allows a group of friends to video chat and watch videos together, in real time. The app is being introduced under the Tumblr brand, and ...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Google Earth for Chrome & Android gets upgraded with guided tours, more discovery features
 As reported earlier this month, Google today has unveiled its new vision for Google Earth, thesoftware that combines satellite imagery, topographic maps and 3D cities, to help you better visuali...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Pandora Premium opens to all, invites no longer needed
 Pandora Premium, the company’s paid, on-demand service and rival to Spotify, is today available to all users. The service was technically launched in March, but required usersrequest an in...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat introduces World Lenses live filters for just about anything
 Snapchat is adding a new way to use its app that brings its popular filters beyond faces. The new ‘World Lenses’ add augmented reality elements to any scene you can capture with your...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Students: Get your cheap Disrupt NY tickets now
 Are you a student on a limited budget but still want to check out the best startup show in the Big Apple? We’ve got you covered.For a limited time, current undergraduate and graduate stude...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch UberEATS gets custom suggestions, food filters, and drop-off instructions
 Uber’s adding a number of product updates to its UberEATS restaurant delivery product, some of which you may already have seen since they’ve been testing in various markets ahead of ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch SparkLabs will launch its accelerator program in China next month
 SparkLabs founded its first accelerator in Seoul four years ago. Now it’s ready to tackle China. The program announced today that SparkLabs will open in Beijing on May 15 before expanding ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal teams up with Android Pay for mobile payments
 PayPal is joining forces with Google’s Android Pay mobile payments platform, the companies announced this morning – an effort aimed at allowing PayPal to expand its footprint both wi...
12:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch MLB players are launching a new social network just for their fans
 It’s no secret that celebrities and athletes use social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to interact with their fans.But with all the noise on these platforms, it’s not ...
12:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Bon Apptit unveils its first cover shot on an iPhone
 We know smartphone cameras have becomegood enough for casual photographers, but what about the pros? Well, magazines like Billboard and Cond Nast Traveler have recently published covers that wer...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Reservists and the National Guard offer untapped resources for cybersecurity
 Cyber threats have metastasized worldwide. In the U.S., they have presented as security issues forcritical infrastructure, such as industrial sites, and cast doubt on the integrity of crucial in...
09:54 am GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Steve Ballmers new project sheds light on U.S. government spending
 Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a new project, and it may just surprise you. Ballmeris these days mostly known for owning theLos Angeles Clippers basketball team and a significant Twitter...
07:53 am GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Plug and Plays new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful
 Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results ...
12:41 am GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Erdogans victory means uncertain times for Turkeys startups
 In 2008 I had the privilege to travel to Istanbul to check out the tech scene. I’d arranged a tech startups meet-up with Arda Kutsal, a local blogger who’d started Webrazzi, a tech b...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, April 18, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Uber Might Have To Support In-App Tipping
 Today’s Stories New York’s Taxi commission to propose in-app tipping requirement for Uber Google reaches $7.8 million settlement in its Android antitrust case in Russia Facebook issu...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch The Mercury Effect
 Facebook hosted a murder. But for all the talk about content moderation, machine learning, flag-monitoring algorithms, the problem isn’t the platform, and it isn’t one that can be so...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Ubers VP of global vehicle programs is out
 Uber has lost yet another executive to continue the exodus of departures at the transportation company,Automotive News reports. This time, it’s Uber VP of Global Vehicle Programs Sherif Ma...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook releases timeline of Cleveland shooting videos
 Facebook is facing backlash after a Cleveland man uploaded a video of himself shooting someone to the social network, and followed it with a Live video confessing to the murder. The slaying and ...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch 10 years of hope and hard lessons on the Facebook Platform
 One of the biggest tech concepts we take for granted today was essentially unheard of before Facebook launched its Platform ten years ago. While there were “social networks”, the res...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix misses its growth targets but expects to hit 102M subscribers next quarter
 Netflix whiffed today in its first-quarter earnings when it came to subscriber growth, missing the expectations it set at the beginning of the year for the first quarter. Still,Netflix said it i...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Accelerating the future of space technology
 At this moment there are over 500,000 pieces of space debris hurtling around the Earth. Traveling at speeds of up to 40,000 kilometers per hour, a satellite collision with these fragments is eno...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch PSA: Going to a music festival? Keep your phone close
 There are rules that every seasoned concert-goer knows: Drink lots of water. If you see someone who looks like they’re about to faint after a day of being blasted by the sun, help them. Do...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch PicoBrew blindsides Kickstarter backers with surprise stretch goal
 PicoBrew has been making beer brewing easy for a while. The company’s current Kickstarter campaign has been running for a couple of weeks. Today, the company announced a surprise upgrade o...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch CBSs streaming service CBS All Access gains movies
 CBS has quietly expanded the scope of its streaming and on-demand TV service, its own competitor of sorts to Hulu, to now include movies. The lineup at launch is fairly small with just 18 films ...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Cloudera expects market cap to be less than half private valuation
 Cloudera, the enterprise big datacompany that’s received significant backing from Intel, has released the expected price range for its IPO. The company says it plans to price its shares be...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Bustle acquires Elite Daily
 Elite Daily, the online publisher that (still) describes itself as “The Voice of Generation Y,” has been acquired by Bustle. The news was first reported by Business Insider. The Dail...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch You can now live stream to YouTube from your phone if you have at least 1,000 subscribers
 Back in February, YouTube gave people the ability to live stream directly to their channel from their phones… with one catch: it was only open to folks with 10,000 subscribers or more. If ...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is coming to Disrupt NY
 The last few years have seen the FCC move to the foreground of the tech world with some far-reaching decisions that were aimed at protecting the open internet — but also made the agency so...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Google adds real-time updates from the NHL & NBA directly to its search results
 Google announced this afternoon it’s adding new features to both Google Search and Google Play Newsstand that will help people keep up with their favorite teams and their standings during ...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunchs first-quarter tech earnings season prop bets
 Here at TechCrunch, we tend to pay close attention to the earnings reports of the big companies. And for good reason! It gives us some insight into major technology trends and some signals that ...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceXs second Hyperloop pod competition will focus on top speed
 SpaceX is hosting its second Hyperloop Pod Competition this August, during the weekend spanning the 25th through the 27th. Participants will include those who successfully tested their pods duri...
05:14 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Steve Jobs custom Apple I and other historic machines are on display at Seattle museum
 Long ago, Apple was a handful of people working in an industry that was only just beginning to take the idea of personal computing seriously. In the earliest days of those early days, Steves Woz...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch New Yorks Taxi commission to propose in-app tipping requirement for Uber
 The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) will move forward with a proposal to require any car services that accept payment exclusively via credit card to offer a tipping option via ...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Pittsburghs Kerf Cases enrobes your phone in fine wood
 One iPhone case is much like the other unless it’s made of figured walnut wood from a retired woodworker in California and feels like the surface of a finely-sanded and well-made piece of ...
03:37 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Lets meet in Longmont on Wednesday
 As part of the NewTech Meetup we will be holding a very cool pitch-off at the Oskar Blues The Oak Room at 1800 Pike Road in Longmont, CO. It’s on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 starting at 6:00...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Teslas most affordable Model S is now even more affordable
 Tesla dropped the price on their entry-level Model S, with a $7,500 discount to the 75kWh version, which now starts at $69,500. The price drop comes as Tesla stops selling the 60kWh model, which...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks F8 developers conference will be more diverse than last year
 Ahead of Facebook’s annual developers conference, F8, Facebook shared the demographic makeup of this year’s expected attendees exclusively with TechCrunch. Of the people who chose to...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram now lets you organize bookmarks into private collections
 Instagram will make its bookmarking feature more useful, the company announced this morning, with the introduction of “collections.” The new feature will allow users to organize the ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks head of design on creating for 2 billion people
 Luke Woods is the Head of Design at Facebook. In this episode, we discuss how digital design is in a unique position to make an impact on the world, dive into the details of what the evolution o...
02:47 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Developer tools startup Wercker has been acquired by Oracle
Back in 2012 Wercker, a Dutch startup which helps developers test and deploy code at a rapid pace, appeared. It fitted into the space of emerging new platforms that help developers build apps such as ...
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch New apps from MIT fill your waiting moments with learning opportunities
 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has come up with a way to fill those few seconds of waiting everyone experiences while their social media apps load, o...
02:38 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Google reaches $7.8 million settlement in its Android antitrust case in Russia
 Google has reached a settlement with Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) agency in the antitrust case the Russian search rival Yandex had originally filed, claiming Google had viol...
01:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Google acquires Nevada land for future data center, possible test track
 Google has acquired a significant piece of land in Nevada, near Reno and Tesla’s Gigafactory site, which will house a future data center, and could also prove host to a testing track for W...
01:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Google acquires Nevada land for future data center
 Google has acquired a significant piece of land in Nevada, near Reno and Tesla’s Gigafactory site, which will house a future data center, and could also host a testing track for Waymo, the...
01:02 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch A second life for open-world games as self-driving car training software
 A lot of top-tier video games enjoy lengthy long-tail lives with remasters and re-releases on different platforms, but the effort put into some games could pay dividends in a whole new way, asco...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft launches updates to PowerApps and Flow
 Microsoft’s business-centric IFTTT competitor Flowand its ‘low-code’ PowerApps platform are both getting major updates today. While these are obviously different servicesthat s...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Breaking records, enterprise fundings are up nearly 80% in Q1 2017
 After a lackluster year for enterprise technology venture capital investments, 2017 kicked off with a record breaking quarter for enterprise technology startups. Following 4 straight quarters of...
06:01 am GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Alibabas Ant Financial may have won the bidding war for MoneyGram after upping its offer to $1.2B
 Ant Financial, the Alibaba affiliate company focused on financial services, appears to have finally won its battle with Euronet to acquire MoneyGram, the U.S.-based cross-border payments service...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook issues statement after murder suspect shares video of shooting in Cleveland
 Facebook has issued a statement after a video showing a fatal shooting was uploaded onto the social media network by the alleged murderer. Cleveland Police say that Steve Stephens broadcast the ...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, April 17, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook issues statement after murder suspect shares video of shooting in Cleveland [Updated]
 Facebook has issued a statement after a video showing a fatal shooting was uploaded onto the social media network by the alleged murderer. Cleveland Police say that Steve Stephens broadcast the ...
10:35 pm GMT - Sun, April 16, 2017
Techcrunch In his new book, The New Urban Crisis, author Richard Florida shows how cities can survive an uncertain future
 Richard Florida is most frequently associated with the concept of the rising creative class and his books have described how these high-paid knowledge workers are slowly changing the face of our...
05:20 pm GMT - Sun, April 16, 2017
Techcrunch WTF is zero rating?
 Whenever you watch a video, post a picture, or send a message, those bytes are analyzed and tallied by your internet provider. But what if some of those data-heavy services just didn’t cou...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 16, 2017
Techcrunch The winner of the meal kit market wont be a meal kit company at all
 Now,meal kit companies are facing anonslaught of competition from newcomers and big food brands alike. Turning a profit has proven elusive. And somewhat embarrassingly, it looks like meal kit co...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 16, 2017
Techcrunch Stop blaming the tech industry for the worlds problems
 Everything we do is terrible, says the trope. We’re oppressive. We’re exploitative. We’re sexist, racist, classist. We deify horrible frat-boy brogrammer assholes, while fundin...
07:41 pm GMT - Sat, April 15, 2017
Techcrunch Smart running shoes wont make you faster, but they could help you avoid getting hurt
 Altra’s Torin IQ were inevitable. Sensors integrated into articles of clothing have long been acknowledged to be the next step in wearable tech, and the Utah-based footwear maker just happ...
05:44 pm GMT - Sat, April 15, 2017
Techcrunch A new on-demand battle is speeding toward the U.S. and VCs are seeing dollar signs
 The battle isn’t over car sharing. It’s not over bus sharing, either, though that, too, is a growing focus for investors and automotive companies that are desperate to understand how...
05:44 pm GMT - Sat, April 15, 2017
Techcrunch A new on-demand battle is speeding toward the US, and VCs are seeing dollar signs
 The battle isn’t over car sharing. It’s not over bus sharing, either, though that, too, is a growing focus for investors and automotive companies that are desperate to understand how...
05:03 pm GMT - Sat, April 15, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft says exploits leaked by Shadow Brokers were addressed by prior patches
 Microsoft researchers were working late into the hours the Friday before this holiday weekend looking to address yesterday’s Shadow Brokers dump of Windows exploits. In a message sent to T...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 15, 2017
Techcrunch A conversation about digital copyright reform
 The European Union is in the process of reforming copyright laws that date back to 2001, as part of a wider strategy to establish a Digital Single Market across the 28 Member States of the bloc,...
01:28 pm GMT - Sat, April 15, 2017
Techcrunch Your customers online journey is only part of the story
 For years we’ve been hearing about the promise of customer experience management, the notion that you can understand your customer at a highly detailed level and serve them the content, pr...
06:55 am GMT - Sat, April 15, 2017
Techcrunch Report: UberRush will stop handling restaurant deliveries
 Uber plans to close its UberRush courier service to restaurant deliveries, according to a report in Quartz. Instead, restaurants will be encouraged to use UberEats, the company’s food deli...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, April 15, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Star Wars: The Last Jedi TrailerWoooah
The Last Jedi Star Wars trailer is released, Facebook runs ads in French newspapers educating people on fake news and Apple gets permission from the DMV to start testing self-driving cars. All this on...
11:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Short film The Moderators takes a look at the thankless job of patrolling the web
 If you have 20 minutes to spare before you begin your weekend — or after, for that matter — you might enjoy this short film about a small team of content moderators in India. Thousan...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Early Bird ticket deadline extended until April 21
 Want to attendDisrupt NY 2017 but missed theEarly Bird ticket deadline? You’re in luck! We’re giving you another week to get your hands on these deeply-discounted Disrupt tickets, so...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Early-Bird ticket deadline extended until April 21
 Want to attend Disrupt NY 2017 but missed the Early-Bird ticket deadline? You’re in luck! We’re giving you another week to get your hands on these deeply discounted Disrupt tickets, ...
09:23 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Simple is closing some customer bank accounts, and users are mad as hell
 Simple, the online banking service that promised to be a better alternative to big banks like Chase or Citibank, is falling short of some users’ expectations. This time, it comes as a resu...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Uber shares growing financials to distract from negative publicity
 Uber, the popular ride-hailing startup, shared a grip of new financial metrics with Bloomberg today. The numbers indicate that the company is still growing at an impressive pace, and that despit...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch LeEco pulls the plug on its EcoPass video service as stories of US struggles mount
 LeEco’s coming to America tale has been fraught with one bad piece of press after another. The company added to the laundry list this week by announcing that it formally pulled the plug on...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook announces victory over a spam operation after six months of combat
 Facebook proudly announced today that it has — it thinks — put an end to the nefarious doings of a “sophisticated,” “coordinated operation” that has been spam...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Ubers Hell-ish week, Teslas plans for trucking
 Just as Uber is under fire once again, Lyft confirms a huge new funding round, Elon Musk reveals plans forelectric trucks and Apple is divinginto secret special projects. These are the top tech ...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch GM plans to deploy hundreds of autonomous vehicles across the country for testing
 GM is looking to leapfrog its competitors in the autonomous driving space by deploying a larger fleet of cars than any of them — perhaps as many as 300, according to documents obtained by ...
07:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Robot tutor Musio makes its retail debut in Japan
 A cute, robotic language tutor called Musio, has made it from crowdfunding campaign to full-fledged product with a debut in stores this week in Japan. Priced at JPY 98,000 (about USD $900), Musi...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Can podcasting save the world?
 As writers resort to attention-getting headlines to maintain readership it’s clear that the educated, mobile, and bored reader is now turning into a listener. While written news continues ...
06:42 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Alphabets Verily offers a more serious take on health monitoring wearables with the Study Watch
 Designed with long-term medical research in mind, the Study Watch has a vastly different set of hardware requirements than your standard smart watch. The device was designed by Verily, the ̶...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch First round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available
 The wait is over, hackathon fans. Disrupt NY 2017 is right around the corner, and with just a few short weeks left until we kick off the best startup show in the Big Apple, we thought it was hig...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars in California
 It’s no secret, Apple has been working hard on a self-driving car. Today, the California DMV has released an updated list of companies allowed to test autonomous vehicles on the roads of C...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Googles parental control software Family Link hits iOS
 In March, Google introduced its own parental control software for parents of kids with Android devices called Family Link – but there was a bit of a catch. In order for the system to work,...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Crowdfunding platforms take a data-driven approach to state political campaigns
 Like most candidates vying for a state seat, Delaware state Senate candidate Stephanie Hansen spent the months leading up to her February election fundraising. And she got a surprising boost fro...
04:14 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch The Shadow Brokers are back with exploits for Windows and global banking systems
 It’s been several months since their last major exploit, but the hacking group dubbed Shadow Brokers is back. The group, which last year dumped malware it had allegedly stolen from The Equ...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Watch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
 We’re finally going to hear Luke Skywalker’s voice again. After making us wait months longer than we did for the first Force Awakens teaser, Disney has released a teaser trailer for ...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Lets Watch It! allows friends to watch & react to videos together on iMessage
 A new application for iMessage called “Let’s Watch It!” introduces an easy way for you to share and watch YouTube or Twitch videos with friends to watch together, as well as re...
01:25 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Today is the last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets
 Seriously,Disrupt fans, you guys have procrastinated long enough.Today is the last day to get your hands onEarly Bird tickets to Disrupt NY 2017—so if you want to go to the best startup sh...
01:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Capital in, capital out and Arlan Hamiltons venture thesis
 Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we dive into the numbers behind the story. This week,Arlan Hamilton,founderand managing partner of a Backstage Ca...
10:47 am GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook runs full page newspaper ads against fake news in France ahead of the election
 In just nine days, France is going to vote for the next French president — there’s going to be a second round face-off in three weeks too. And it looks like Facebook wants to avoid a...
06:59 am GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunch is hosting our first event in Shenzhen this June!
 Four years after we made our TechCrunch China events a twice-annual affair in Beijing and Shanghai, we are very proud to announce that we will host the event in Shenzhen,known as ‘The Sili...
03:22 am GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Female Marines group appeals to Sheryl Sandberg to fix Facebooks revenge porn problem
 A group of Marines is demanding that Facebook get a grip on the systemic harassment that plagues its female servicemembers. In a thorough, thoughtfully articulated letter, veteran and Not in My ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Instagram Stories Surpasses Snapchat
Instagram Stories surpasses Snapchat in terms of users, Susan Fowler joins Stripe, Google makes its fashion image searches look more like Pinterest and Yext shares pop more than 20 percent in public d...
01:57 am GMT - Fri, April 14, 2017
Techcrunch Vote now to eliminate your favorite government agency!
 For every bad idea, there’s a crowdsourcing campaign with a soapbox and a big-ass megaphone, ready to make it even worse. Interested? Incase you missed it, it’s not too late to vote ...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a U.S. startup focused on computer vision
 Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a US startup specialized in computer vision, according to Reuters. Details are sparse, but we know the startup has its own module for object recognition and depth...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a US startup focused on computer vision
 Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a U.S. startup specialized in computer vision, according to Reuters. Details are sparse, but we know the startup has its own module for object recognition and dep...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch The CIA is really, really mad at Wikileaks
 Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, CIA Director Mike Pompeo went off on Wikileaks. Pompeo is pretty mad about that whole Vault 7 hacking tools data dump, it lo...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch SpotHero acquires Parking Panda
 SpotHero is an app that allows you, a driver in search of a space, to reserve and prepay for a spot in a parking garage before you even leave the house. Parking Panda came at the problem from th...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Purple, a Utah mattress startup youve probably never heard of, is on track to unicorndom
 Nearly a thousand miles away from Silicon Valley and just west of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, in practically the middle of nowhere, is the tranquil cow town of Grantsville, population 9,617. I...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Neural networks made easy
 If you’ve dug into any articles on artificial intelligence, you’ve almost certainly run into the term “neural network.” Modeled loosely on the human brain, artificial neu...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch How computing will change amid challenges to Moores Law
 We are in the midst of a true inflection point in computingand the very way we interface with technology daily is changing. The rapid inclusion of embedded sensors and internet connectivity is t...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Yext finishes the day up 21% as IPO window remains wide open
 Yext, the company which helps businesses power their location data, went public on the New York Stock Exchange today. After pricing shares above the expected range at $11, the price rose 21% to ...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch DJIs new Phantom 4 Advanced makes their lineup even more confusing
 DJI has announced a new drone in the Phantom 4 lineup. The Phantom 4 Advanced will take the place of the regular old Phantom 4, which will be discontinued on April 30th when the new version laun...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Farewell, NES Classic Edition
 Nintendo had a bonafide – and apparent surprise – hit on its hands with the NES Classic Edition. But like all good things, its time is done. This afternoon, the company confirmed wit...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla will reveal the final production Model 3 in July
 Tesla is going to show Tesla 3 buyers what their call will officially look like in July, Elon Musk revealed on Twitter on Thursday. The Model 3’s first unveiling took place in April of 201...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks F8 plans include Camera Effects Platform, offline Instagram
 What will Facebook launch next week at its F8 conference? The schedule reveals plans to give Instagram offline features that are already in testing, opening its Camera Effects Platform to develo...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Google Areo is a new app for ordering food or home services in India
 Google is getting into the restaurant delivery and home services businesses – nope,not in the U.S., but rather in parts of India. The company has quietly launched a new app called Areo whi...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch NASA finds evidence of life-supporting conditions on Saturns moon Enceladus
 NASA held a press conference on Thursday to reveal some exciting new discoveries about ocean worlds within our solar system: It has found evidence that suggest a type of chemical energy that can...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch SpotCam connects you to your home, outside and in
 When it comes to home surveillance cams there are two kinds of cams – low-end, highly-motorized, wireless IP cams that are (typically) fairly insecure and higher-end cloud service systems ...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla to reveal a pickup truck within two years, and final Model 3 design in July
 Tesla plans to show off an electric pickup truck sometime within the next two years, the company’s CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter today. The pickup was teased originally when Musk revealed ...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Magic Leap just had some of its secrets spilled by Andre Iguodala
 In an interview about his thoughts on the next big things in tech, Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala gushed on augmented reality and undoubtedly skated the lines of violating hi...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft publishes first National Security Letter in transparency report
 Microsoft’s biannual transparency report was just released and, like many other major tech companies that have been putting out their reports recently, the company has revealed its first N...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla will reveal its electric semi truck in September
 Elon Musk just let us know when we’ll get a look at the electric semi truck that he’s teased in the past: The Tesla transport vehicle will be revealed in September, the CEO said on T...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Pandora becomes the latest tech company to turn to private equity
 If you haven’t being paying attention, private equity firms love them sometechnology companies. According to new Pitchbook data, one-fifth of all U.S. private equity deals in the first qua...
05:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Only 2 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt tickets
 All right, startup guys and gals. Time is almost up.Disrupt NY 2017 is literally right around the corner. Soon, thousands of tech enthusiasts, investors and entrepreneurs will descend on Manhatt...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch The Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 is the sea lovers mechanical watch
 Christopher Ward is a relative newcomer to the watch scene and has long produced simpler, less expensive pieces for the fashion set. Now, after a bit of a rebirth, the British company is finally...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Hondas Silicon Valley Lab becomes Honda Innovations
 Honda has turned its Silicon Valley Lab into a new company officially called Honda R&D Innovations, Inc., but known colloquially as Honda Innovations. The company will pursue research and pr...
05:05 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch 15 venture capital funds to know if youre working on a machine intelligence startup
 Major tech trends tend to draw lots of “dumb money” from investors, and machine intelligence is no exception. Some will lose money on insignificant acqui-hires while others may survi...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Custom status messages are coming to Slack
 AFK, BRB, in a coffee meeting or what not — Slack, with its constant stream of communication, is probably not the the first place you’d drop an away message or status update to keep ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Susan Fowler joins Stripe as editor-in-chief of new quarterly publication Increment
 Stripe today is launching a new quarterly publication called Increment featuring opinion pieces, expert interviews and how-to guides targeted at an engineering audience. To manage the site and a...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Hulu to open a dedicated customer service center in San Antonio with 500 employees
 One of the key selling points for Hulu’s forthcoming live TV service – which we’ve now heard will be $39.99 per month to start – is its promise of better, more accessible...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch goTenna Series B fuels vision to make short-range communication possible anywhere on the planet
 Founded in 2012 with the small goal of enabling connectivity-free communication, goTenna has balloonedto over 23 employees and delivered real hardware to market in the process. Today the startup...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch goTenna Series B fuels vision to make local communication possible anywhere on the planet
 Founded in 2012 with the small goal of enabling connectivity-free communication, goTenna has ballooned to more than 23 employees and delivered real hardware to market in the process. Today the s...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Apple drops the iTunes name from its Podcasts app
 Apple has officially dropped the iTunes branding from its Podcasts app. It’s small change, and one that arrived with little fanfare from the company, outside of a few tweets from the depar...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch LVH and 55 Capital raise $10 million to build investment solutions for financial advisors
 LVH, the parent of 55 Capital, has raised $10 million in Series A funding tobuild out its technology platform for investors and further its financial research. Point72 Ventures, theventure capit...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch PlayStation Vue adds ESLs esportsTV to its internet TV lineup
 PlayStation’s streaming TV service Vue is getting content that could be very near and dear to many users’ hearts: ESL’s esportsTV. LA-based ESL counts itself the world’s ...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Elk is a zero clutter currency converter app
 There’s no shortage of currency converter apps for travelers to load onto their iPhones, but there’s also no shortage of badly designed currency converter apps — so the simplic...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Hulus Live TV service to cost $39.99 per month, sources say
 The pricing for Hulu’s live TV service, a competitor with cable television – as well as a host of other streaming TV services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV NOW, and YouTube...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Derek Jeter and Jaymee Messler will discuss The Players Tribune at TC Disrupt NY
 In New York, Derek Jeter is more than a mere man, or even a pro athlete. He’s a legend. Following an historic 20-year career with the New York Yankees, The Captain started the next chapter...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram Stories hits 200M users, surpassing Snapchat as it copies its AR stickers
 “Move last and take things” seems to be Facebook’s new motto. Now the parent company’s top Snapchat clone Instagram Stories has hit 200 million daily active users, surpas...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Yext shares pop more than 20% in public debut
 It looks like we can add another one to the string of IPOs that at least look like they’ve been successful — with Yext, too, popping more than 20% once its shares made their debut th...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft will reveal Project Scorpio Xbox console details at E3 on June 11
 Microsoft just sent out invites to members of the media for its big reveal of Xbox Project Scorpio, the upgraded console that will be the “first true 4K console for gamers” according...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Narrative simplifies the buying and selling of online data
 We hear a lot about our online data being bought and sold by advertisers, but Narrative founder and CEO Nick Jordan said the actual process remains “incredibly cumbersome.”And he sho...
01:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon offers Echos excellent voice recognition tech to other device makers
 Amazon is making the technology that makes its Echo line of devices so good at picking up your voice commands available to third-party device makers. That includes the microphone array that help...
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Lucid tests a prototype of its Air electric car at high speed
 Lucid is continuing down its path of shipping a Tesla competitor, and the Air just underwent another milestone: High-speed testing. A performance-targeted prototype version of its flagship Air c...
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Lucid tests a prototype of its Air electric car at extreme high speed
 Lucid is continuing down its path of shipping a Tesla competitor, and the Air just underwent another milestone: High-speed testing. A performance-targeted prototype version of its flagship Air c...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Uber and Getaround to offer $5 hourly short-term car rentals for drivers
 Uber is teaming up with Getaround to provide an easier way for drivers without cars to provide rides through the service. Starting in San Francisco, a new pilot will allow Uber drivers to use th...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Uber adds cross street pickups and drop-offs for more user privacy
 Uber has been testing a feature that allows riders to specific a nearby intersection instead of having to enter an actual address for a pick-up or drop-off point, and now that’s rolling ou...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Google makes fashion image searches more like Pinterest
 Google is not taking Pinterest’s search ambitions lying down. The company recently launched a “Similar Items” feature on mobile web and Android to point users to more products ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Eniac Ventures closes $100 million fund
 Eniac Ventures is announcing the close of a$100 million venture fund, the fourth since the group formed in 2009. The seed-stage firm plans to use the money to invest in augmented reality, virtua...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Luminar reveals sensors that could make self-driving cars safer than human
 Cameras help autonomous vehicles read street signs and the color of traffic lights. But LiDARs, aka light detection and ranging systems, do the important work of sensing and helping cars avoid o...
11:11 am GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook again under fire for spreading illegal content
 An investigation by a British newspaper into child sexual abuse content and terrorist propaganda being shared on Facebook has once again drawn critical attention to how the company handles compl...
07:56 am GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Uber returns to Taiwan after partnering with licensed rental car companies
 Finally some good news for Uber: it will resume its ride-hailing service in Taiwan today, two months after suspending operations following a long-running battle with the country’s governme...
07:54 am GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Accelerator program Zeroth wants to find Asias top AI and machine learning startups
 Zeroth is an accelerator program that is out to fix the lack of talent, and investment options, for artificial intelligence (AI) in Asia, and it has just opened applications for its second ...
05:19 am GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Uber reportedly tracked Lyft drivers using a secret software program named Hell
 Another day, another revelation of an ethically questionable business practice by Uber. This time The Information reports that Uber secretly tracked Lyft drivers using an internal software progr...
03:34 am GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Elmodis raises a $4.9M round to find the soul of a new machine
 Like the boy in Iron Giant, Elmodis watches massive machines to ensure they don’t break or, worse, hurt people. The company recently raised $4.9 million to manage this task in addition to ...
03:06 am GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch A radio signal hack is what made those Dallas warning sirens go nuts
 When outdoor warning sirens in Dallas cried wolf last Friday, Twitter sleuths concluded that a hacker hijacked the alarms through a vulnerable computer network. As it turns out, the sirensaren&#...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Boomerang Joins The Subscription Games
It’s the 500th episode of Crunch Report. Boomerang joins the subscription games, Lincoln tries to boost sales with chauffers and Justin Kan’s new legal startup AtriumLTS. All this on Crunc...
02:08 am GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch Apple might have a secret team working on glucose sensor technology for diabetes
 Applehas hired a group of biomedical researchers to work on a secret project to monitor diabetic patients using sensors, according to a CNBC report. An estimated 371 million people have the dise...
12:33 am GMT - Thu, April 13, 2017
Techcrunch In Portland, Uber launches initiative to add electric vehicles to its fleet
 With a new electric vehicle initiative, Uber is finally speaking Portland’s language. The company shares a rocky historywith the famously green city, but that won’t stop Portlandfrom...
11:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Yext is set to raise $115.5M in its IPO after final pricing
 Yext today said it would price its initial public offering at $11, meaning the company will raise around $115.5 millionin its IPO as it sets up for a debut tomorrow. Yext will be the second ente...
11:36 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Nintendo reveals Joy-Con battery grips and new color, standalone Switch dock
 Nintendo will offer a special battery grip accessory for its Joy-Con controller accessory, which will be offered in sets of two and add more life to the already considerable 20-hour runtime of t...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch BlackBerrys stock had a great day after the company won a big dispute with Qualcomm
 Earlier today, BlackBerry’s stock hit its highest point more than a year, and all it took was a lousy $814.9 million arbitration win. It’s a healthy bounce back for the embattled com...
10:22 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Lets meet in Longmont, Colorado next week
 As part of the NewTech Meetup we will be holding a very cool pitch-off at the Oskar Blues The Oak Room at 1800 Pike Road in Longmont, CO. We are holding it on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 starting ...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Get up close and personal with Boeings svelte new spacesuit
 For its upcoming crewed spaceflight missions, Boeing worked with David Clark Company, a Massachusetts-based company that makes flight and aviation suits, as well as headsets for pilots to come u...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Google Home has stopped answering to that annoying Burger King ad
 The internet barely had time to be annoyed for that new 15 second Burger King ad before Google shut the whole thing down. A little over two hours after the fast food giant took the wraps off of ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Giveaway: Enter to win a trip to Disrupt NY 2017
 TechCrunchDisrupt NY is taking place at Pier 36 on May 15-17, and we can’t wait to see you. In honor of the occasion, we’re giving away a trip to New York to one lucky TechCrunch rea...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Android Pay now works in Bank of America, USAA, Discover & other mobile banking apps
 Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay and other mobile payment technologies, today unveilednew partnerships with a handful of banks from around the world, who will integrate the servic...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Taking the Bodleian less seriously (with GIFs)
 Pop quiz, hotshot. You’re appointed the social media manager for a world-renowned institution like Oxford’s Bodleian Library. What do you do? Obviously, you spend the next year makin...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Googles Speak to Go lets you travel the globe with your voice
 Today, Google showed off a host ofVR web applications on its new WebVR Experiments page, one of which lets you explore the world using voice search.“Speak to Go” is optimized to work...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Accenture, can I ask you a few questions?
 Hey Accenture, are you aware that your PR firm is pitching your latest corporate beta for a creepy face and emotion-monitoring algorithm as a party trick? Read More ...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Just 3 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets
 Time to pay attention, would-be Disrupt NY 2017attendees. Time is very quickly running out if you want to get your hands on some deeply discounted tickets to the best startup show in the Big App...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Justin Kans new startup Atrium is raising $10 million to disrupt the legal industry
 Justin Kan wants to change the legal industry, and has gathered a team together to do just that. According to sources his newest startup, called Atrium, is also actively fundraising and looking ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch New 4D prints transform into permanent shapes when heat is applied
 New work out of Georgia Tech promises to lend a sense of permanence to shape-shifting 3D printing. The technology, commonly referred to as 4D printing by those in the know, aims to add another d...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches a dedicated home for Chrome WebVR experiences
 Today, Google madesome WebVR updates toChrome, adding support for Cardboard while also building a home for all of its online VR web content. WebVR Experiments is a bit of a storefront for online...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Why go on safari when you can feed an African lion live, via VR
 One of the main uses of VR that has emerged since the technology experience a resurgence is the ability to make you empathise with what you are experiencing. This happened to me the first time I...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch TheWaveVR is a mesmerizing, trippy take on the future of music festivals
 If the prospect of joining a virtual music festival and dancing around in a VR headset and controllers sounds pretty geeky… you’re not wrong. But it’s also, like, incredible. T...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Chips new chatbot app points the way to plugin banking
 When London fintech startup Chip launched late last year, the company’s vision was something a lot more ambitious than a simple ‘micro savings’ app delivered through a millenni...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Moments gets a standalone website
 Late last year, Facebook brought its mobile photo-sharing application Moments to the web in a limited capacity by adding a link to the service in the desktop version of Facebook. Now, Facebook i...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Momentss standalone website doesnt do much
 Late last year, Facebook brought its mobile photo-sharing application Moments to the web in a limited capacity by adding a link to the service in the desktop version of Facebook. We’ve spo...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch A look at who was spending, on what, in the first quarter
 This morning, the research firm CB Insights, in partnership with the services firm PwC, released a report on the state of VC in the first quarter of this year. It does a great job of breaking do...
04:07 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft launches new tools to help enterprises move to its Azure cloud
 Since the dawn of Azure, Microsoft has talked abouthow enterprises can benefit from a hybrid cloud approach — that is, using the public cloud while still running some of their applications...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Dont run commercials designed to trigger smart assistants
 A well-known fast food chain – let’s call them Kurger Bing – is debuting a new 15 second ad today set to start running nationally. It starts off simply enough, some dude standi...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft is holding a big education event in New York on May 2
 Invites have just dropped for Microsoft’s latest press conference. Details are scant for the “Learn What’s Next” event happening May 2 in New York City, but between the t...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch This billion-dollar startup wants to capture your emotions in virtual reality
 Social VR has the potential to shift the bounds of human communication, it’s part of the reason why Facebook has invested billions in the technology. One of the keys to having positive VR ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger hits 1.2 billion monthly users, up from 1B in July
 Normally adding 200 million users in 8 months to a product that already has a billion would reduce the average engagement, but most apps don’t have Facebook Messenger’s network effec...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch VoiceOps launches to put insights in the hands of managers coaching sales reps
 The enterprise voice space grows hotter today as VoiceOps announces its seed round with participation from Accel, Founders Fund and Lowercase Capital. The YC-backed startup aims to support sales...
03:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Meet 3 of the companies in the Disrupt NY Startup Spotlight
 Disrupt NY is but a month away, and we’re more excited than ever about our new content type: The Startup Spotlight. The Startup Spotlight gives proven, but young, startups the chance to te...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Little Spoon is a baby food delivery service hoping to fly where others flopped
 Food delivery startups have proven to be a hard business – focus is often on growth more than profits, with high burn rates, low returns and they can be logistics nightmares. But nevermind...
02:53 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Europes Rockstart accelerator launches an AI track
 Netherlands-based accelerator program Rockstar, which focuses on helping startups through their first 1,000 days, has launched a new vertical program for artificial intelligence startups —...
02:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Leaked Star Wars: Battlefront II trailer is visually stunning
 If you’re a fan of the Star Wars (many people are) then you may also be a fan of this trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II, which just popped up a bit early on Vimeo. The trailer is amazi...
02:28 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Teamable raises $5 million Series A led by True Ventures
 Teamable wants to know your social network. Well,its software does. The reason: it might find someone suited tofill an opening at your company who — no offense to your intelligence— ...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Boomerang launches a $5 per month cartoon streaming service
 Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. have joined the now-crowded market of subscription-based streaming services with the launch of Boomerang,a $5 per month service that streams both clas...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch The Ohmni home robot wants to help families stay in touch with telepresence
 Home robotics is an area of intense interest, with many large companies exploring how they might best address the potential market. Bosch subsidiary Mayfield Robotics has Kuri, and automakers in...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Toyotas FT-4X concept is your millennial casualcore dream SUV
 Yes, Toyota used both “millennial” and “casualcore” to dreadful effect in the press release for the new FT-4X crossover SUV concept it revealed during the New York Intern...
01:38 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Toyotas new robot leg brace can help those with partial paralysis walk again
 Toyota is introducing a new robotic leg brace called the Welwalk WW-1000 that can help patients with partial paralysis affecting one side of their body walk again. The robotic exoframe is worn o...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Robotics students and startups: pitch and demo at TechCrunchs robotics event
 We’re pleased to announce the additionof pitches and demos at Session: Robotics, our upcoming event centered around the issues concerning the robotics community. Students and startups shou...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco
 Rules governing the use of food delivery robots remain to be seen across the US. But major food businesses are investigating the possibilities already. In the latest deal, Yelp Eat24 has begun t...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Sisense Pulse uses machine learning to trigger data anomaly alerts
 Sisense introduced a new tool today called Pulse, which uses machine learning totrigger an alert when it detects results outside of normal parameters fora particular metric. A user can set a Pul...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon FreeTime gets a Parent Dashboard, Discussion Cards & more
 Amazon FreeTime, the subscription service offering kid-friendly books, videos, apps and games, is today rolling out afeature called Discussion Cards that will help parents better understand the ...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch HackerEarth raises $4.5M to bring hacker culture into corporate companies
 HackerEarth, an Indian startup that grew from arranginghackthon to offering corporate innovation services, has closed a $4.5 million Series A funding round. TheBangalore-based company said the f...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Can a startup make money sharing GIFs? Tenor wants to find out.
 Like most new forms of media and communications, GIFs have thus far struggled to find a business model that matches their ubiquity. GIF-sharing startup Tenor hopes to change that, by partnering ...
12:14 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Renesas aims its chip-making business at self-driving cars
 Like other chipmakers, Japan’s Renesas is putting focus on an emerging industry: autonomous cars. The Tokyo-based company announced the R-Car Consortium at a trade fair in the city this we...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Qualtrics waits on that IPO, raises $180 million at a $2.5 billion valuation instead
 That Qualtrics IPO many have beenexpecting is on hold for now. The online market research platform has just raised its third round for $180 million at a whopping $2.5 billion valuation.The Provo...
11:58 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Lincoln Chauffeur provides drivers on demand, while you supply the car
 Lincoln is testing a new service for owners of its vehicles that supply a driver on demand. The service is like a very upscale Uber, in which you supply the car, and Lincoln supplies a professio...
11:32 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon gains wallet license to boost its business in India
 Amazon has gained a wallet license in India, Medianama reports, as part of a move that will allow the U.S. e-commerce giant to offer a paying experience with less friction in the country. Curren...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Full Harvest raises $2 million to stop farmers from tossing ugly fruit and veggies
 Full Harvest, a San Francisco-based startup, has raised $2 million in seed funding to reduce food waste at the farm level. Founded by Christine Moseley, formerly the head of business development...
11:16 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Brexit voter registration website crash could have been a DDoS, says report
 A government voter registration website in the UK that crashed in the hours before the deadline for registering to vote ahead of last year’s Brexit referendum could have been targeted by a...
11:12 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Alibabas Ant Financial to develop services in Indonesia as global expansion continues
 Ant Financial, the fintech company affiliated with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is continuing its global expansion. The firm has takenitsfirstofficial step into Indonesia today after it ann...
11:09 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Booster brings fuel to your office parking lot
 Booster‘s tiny purple tankers have been cruising parking lots in Dallas-Fort Worth and the San Francisco area for 18 months now, and it’s ready to let the world in on it’s not-...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch On-demand delivery fulfillment startup Darkstore raises $1.4 million seed round
 Darkstore, the startup that enables brands to offer same-day delivery, recently closed a $1.4 million seed round from PivotNorth — the same firm that led the seed round for same-day delive...
08:24 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch India-based doctor booking platform Lybrate quietly raises $3M more
 Indian health tech startupLybrate has raised $3 million in new funding, according to a filing in the U.S., where itis incorporated.Lybrate declined to comment on the filing, nor would it provide...
08:24 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch India-based health platform Lybrate quietly raises $3M more
 Indian health tech startupLybrate has raised $3 million in new funding, according to a filing in the U.S., where itis incorporated.Lybrate declined to comment on the filing, nor would it provide...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Orbital Systems raises $15M Series B for NASA-inspired tech to save water when showering
 Orbital Systems, a ‘clean-tech’ startup out of Sweden, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The company’s founder and CEO Mehrdad Mahdjoubi has developed new re-purifica...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Orbital Systems raises 15M Series B for NASA-inspired tech to save water when showering
 Orbital Systems, a ‘clean-tech’ startup out of Sweden, has raised 15 million in Series B funding. The company’s founder and CEO Mehrdad Mahdjoubi has developed new re-purificat...
06:22 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Qwilr, which turns boring business documents into attractive websites, raises $1.5M
 Qwilr, an Australian startupthat helps companies turn boring PDFs and other static sales documents into attractivewebsites, has grabbed$1.5 million to develop its product and expand its global r...
05:22 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch First Circle raises $1.3M for its SME lending service in the Philippines
 First Circle, a fintech startup enabling SME lending in the Philippines, has raised $1.3 million. The capital was provided by AccionVenture Lab, which is attached to finance-focused non-profit A...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Zen Rooms raises $4.1M to expand its budget hotel network in Southeast Asia
 Zen Rooms, a budget hotel network targeted predominantly at Southeast Asia, has closed a $4.1 million Series A round to expand its presence in the region. The company, which was first founded by...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Walmart to lower prices on a million online-only items if you opt for store pickup over shipping
 Walmart.com is preparing to launch a new feature called “Pickup Discount” that will lower the prices on up to one million online-only items if the customer chooses to pick up their o...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | RetailMeNot Acquired for $630 Million
Trade in that old dusty GoPro for credit toward a new one, Instagram combines ephemeral and permanent messaging and RetailMeNot gets acquired for $630 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Galaxy S8 wont launch with Samsungs Bixby voice assistant
 Bixby isn’t saying “hello” quite yet. Samsung has confirmed to Axios that it willbe shipping the Galaxy S8 without one of the device’s hallmark features, that being the v...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch Index leads $5M Series A in Beamerys CRM for recruitment
 London-based Beamery has closed a $5 million Series A for its candidate relationship software. The round is led by Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Edenred Capital Part...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, April 12, 2017
Techcrunch How Free Code Camp has attracted 1 million students and harnessed coding education for nonprofits
 On today’s Breaking Into Startups episode, Harris interviews Quincy Larson, the founder of Free Code Camp. Read More ...
10:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Renault ZOE writes On the Road fanfic, becomes first AI hipster
 An all-electric Renault ZOE is writing fan fiction based on Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the Road” to demonstrate how far modern EVs can travel on a charge. It’s also a celeb...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Uber head of comms Rachel Whetstone is leaving the company
 Rachel Whetstone, Uber’s head of communications and policy, is leaving the company, Recode reports. Uber has confirmed Whetstone’s departure to TechCrunch. “I am incredibly pro...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Unreals photorealistic character sample is like a Rob Lowe from the uncanny valley
 Making the character models you see in games is a very involved process, and as a few recent titles have shown, the faces especially are hard as hell to do right. The folks behind Epic’s U...
09:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch An inside look at Bessemer Venture Partners investment process for Twilio
 Mark Twain once said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. If Twilio provides any indication of what’s to come, we believe now more than ever in the future of the bu...
09:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Why Flybrix skipped crowdfunding to launch its LEGO drone kits
 Flybrix first dreamed up a drone that kids could build with LEGO bricks in 2015. At the time, the co-founders debated the merits of launching with a crowdfunding campaign. They craved the exposu...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch See you tonight at TechCrunchs Pittsburgh micro-meetup
 We’re in town for a few days and we’re excited to meet all of you at the Pittsburgh Micro-Meetup tonight. In preparation for Disrupt New York and our upcoming TC Sessions series on r...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch U.S. Air Force and Lockheed demonstrate autonomous F-16 strike capabilities
 The U.S. Air Force, working with Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works (which, as its name suggests, is its skunkworks operation) have demonstrated another round of flight capabilities for an auto...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Apple Clips scored up to 1 million downloads in its first 4 days
 In its first four days on the market, Apple’snew social video editing app Clips reached between 500,000 and a million downloads, according to estimatesfrom app store analytics firm App Ann...
08:08 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch High-speed camera rig captures 3D images of birds wings in flight
 You don’t have to be an ornithologist to know that birds are pretty good at flying. But while we know how they do it in general, the millimeter- and microsecond-level details are difficult...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Virtualitics raises $4.4 million to power its Excel for VR
 When you have so much data that the real world doesn’t do it justice, why not toss it into virtual reality? Virtualitics is aiming to bring insight through isolation, visualization and man...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft raises $600M at $7.5B valuation
 Lyft has raised a total of $600 million in new funding, with a post-money valuation of $7.5 billion, the company announced via its blog on Tuesday. Reports had indicated the raise was in process...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Googles adversarial AIs could lead to less reliance on real-world data
 One of the biggest challenges facing the development of AI is that it requires a huge amount of human input, both in terms ofthe involvement of people when it comes to identifying and inputting ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch The surprising rise of China as IP powerhouse
 Given China’s determination to advance its IP systems and stature, China may well eclipse U.S. and Europe as the global center for intellectual property in just a few decades. This radical...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Googles AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro
 Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Gravity Jacks PoindextAR tracks objects smallest details for augmented reality anywhere
 Augmented reality is a difficult proposition, both in the methods used to do it right and the resources required to do it at all. A new AR system from Gravity Jack makes some serious advances in...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Why do airlines overbook their flights?
 We’ve all been there: You turn up to the gate and there are more passengers than there are seats on the plane. You wouldn’t be the first person to think, “If you only have 200 ...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Stripe acquires Indie Hackers, a knowledge-sharing community for entrepreneurs
 Stripe has acquired Indie Hackers, a website and community focusing on helping entrepreneurs become profitable while remaining independent. News of the acquisition broke through a blog post by I...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Chrome now uses scroll anchoring to prevent those annoying page jumps
 The latest update to Google’s Chrome browser makes mobile browsing a bit easier and (hopefully) less frustrating. Read More ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Slack developers get another small tool to fill out their bot functionality
 Slack, which at times can sometimes seem allergic to product changes, is making an alteration and giving developers the ability to add a drop-down menu to give additional responses and actions t...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Shopkicks rewards shopping app expands to grocery stores
 Shopkick, a shopping rewards app that’s currently ranked only#1233 on the App Store, is expandingits focus. The company today is launching a new featurecalled Shopkick Grocery, to moveits ...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch At under $60, Misfits Flare trims all the fat and many of the features from fitness tracking
 Misfit’s new fitness tracker comes in at less than $60. The Flare is a device completely devoid of all bells and whistles for the sake of offering users simple tracking functionality witho...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch FretLink raises $6.4 million to make trucks run like clockwork
 Don’t you love it when there’s a fragmented market with many different actors and outdated tech products? French startup FretLink is using all the tips in the startup handbook and ap...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Bext360 is using robots and the blockchain to pay coffee farmers fairly
 How bext360 uses robots and the blockchain to help farmers get paid fairlyCoffee is the world’s second most-traded commodity, after petroleum. Some 125 million people make a living growing...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch The dream of the 90s is alive in the Pasted photo collage app
 Launching out of beta today on iOS, Pastedis a throwback to simpler times, when making a collage meant picking up a pair of scissors. It’s an appeal to Gen Xers put off by the overly compl...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger now supports group payments
 Facebook introduced person-to-person payments within Messenger inearly 2015, but today the company announced the feature is expanding to support groups, as well. The payments feature essentially...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Uber launches a new patent purchase program to help grow its IP library
 Uber has launched a new patent purchase program, called UP3, which will seek to expedite the process of purchasing patents with an open application windows opening April 24, 2017 and closing May...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch IFTTT highlights Applets that help publishers stay connected with readers
 IFTTT is best known as a platform for automating some of the tasks performed by smart devices around the home, but the company’s also been working with news organizations like The New York...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch NASA and Amazon will stream from space in 4K for the first time on April 26
 You might have a 4K television or display, but what content is really worthy of that kind of resolution? Sports? Pfft. Netflix shows? Ha. But how about space? According to people who’ve be...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Only 4 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets
 The clock is ticking to get tickets to Disrupt NY 2017 at the lowest possible price. You have just four days left to save $1,000 by purchasing early-bird tickets to Disrupt for just $1,995 apiec...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch NASA to reveal new findings around ocean worlds beyond Earth this week
 NASA will hold a press conference on Thursday, starting at 2 PM ET, at which it will discuss new discoveries related to ocean worlds found within our solar system. The fresh findingscome from th...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Roku TVs now know what youre watching, will suggest related shows
 Roku today is rolling out a software update that’s primarily filled with new features aimed at Roku TV owners – the portion of its business where its media software is integrated int...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Cleanly raises a $5M Series A to bring profitability to the on-demand laundry space
 Cleanly, the on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service started in NYC, has raised $5M in Series A funding. The startup had previously raised $2.3M in seed funding after participating in YC in 2...
02:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Apple could be designing its own power management chip as well
 Apple already has planned to design its own graphics chip for the iPhone, but the company doesn’t plan to stop there. According to Reuters and German investment banks, Apple is putting tog...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch The Shade Rooms Angie Nwandu is coming to Disrupt NY
 While many traditional publishers are figuring out theirsocial media strategies, The Shade Room has already built an Instagram-centric media juggernaut. Since its founding in 2014, the startup&#...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram Direct unites ephemeral and permanent messaging for 375M users
 After succesfully cloning Snapchat Stories, Instagram is looking to one-up its competitor in chat with a reimagining of its sleeping giant of a private messaging feature, Instagram Direct. Rolli...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch GoPro wants to buy the GoPro sitting in your junk drawer
 Likely in an effort to spur sales, GoPro just announced a trade-in program that nets participants $50 or $100 towards a GoPro Hero5 Session or Hero5 Black, respectively, for any older GoPro came...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Pure Storage announces next generation Flash arrays
 Pure Storage, which went public in 2015, has been focused onmainstreaming Flash since its earliest days. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s attempting to do the same t...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks Communities Summit will gather Group admins Zuck wants to empower
 Mark Zuckeberg’s humanitarian manifesto from February outlined his desire to “build more tools to empower community leaders . . . to run and grow their groups the way they’d li...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Security startup Synack scores $21 M investment from Microsoft, HPE and Singtel
 Synack, a startup that combines software security tools with a network of white-hat hackers to help keep its customers secure, announced a $21.25 million Series C funding round today. The round ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Security startup Synack scores $21M investment from Microsoft, HPE and Singtel
 Synack, a startup that combines software security tools with a network of white-hat hackers to help keep its customers secure, announced a $21.25 million Series C funding round today. The round ...
11:58 am GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch RBmedia launches with focus on digital media, acquires Audiobooks.com
 A new digital media company is making its debut with a splashy acquisition: RBmedia, a new entity formed by combining eight brands focused on digital magazine and audio content, will acquire Aud...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Sprinklr launches major push into customer experience
 Sprinklr, the unicorn startup with a valuation of $1.8 billion, announced a major update today, which shifts the company’s focus from a pure social signals platform to customer experience ...
10:18 am GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch French presidential candidate Macron talks tough on tech firms over terrorism
 French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has become the latest high profile European politician to threaten U.S. tech companies over their use of end-to-end encryption, and for how digital ...
04:31 am GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Online coupon site RetailMeNot acquired for $630 million
 Harland Clarke, a payment and marketing services firm, will acquire online coupon site RetailMeNot in a deal worth $630 million in equity. Harland Clarke will pay $11.60 per share in cash, which...
03:56 am GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Qualcomm countersuit claims Apple refuses to acknowledge the value of its technology
 Apple filed a billion-dollar royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm in January and today the chipmaker hit back with a legal case of its own against the iPhone maker which, it claims, has refused to a...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Uber isnt welcome in Italy anymore | Crunch Report
Netflix reaches 75% of U.S. streaming viewers, LeEco scraps its plan to acquire Vizio, Uber isn’t welcome in Italy anymore and Cadillac is launching an autonomous driving system. All this on Cru...
01:14 am GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Researchers demonstrate how PINs and other info can be gathered through phone movement
 A team of researchers at Newcastle University in the UK has published a paper highlighting some troubling findings linking on-board sensors with privacy issues. Using data collected by mobile de...
12:15 am GMT - Tue, April 11, 2017
Techcrunch Is monetizing federal land the way to pay for basic income?
 Like the Titanic, capitalism is sinking, but few passengers are wondering yet if there are enough lifeboats. Read More ...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Popular Pays raises $3.1M in new funding to connect marketers and creators
 How can Popular Pays stand out in the influencer marketing crowd? The key, according to co-founder Corbett Drummey, is to focus on content. The approach seems to have convinced investors, with P...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch DoorDash will pay $5 million to settle class-action lawsuit over independent contractors
 On-demand food delivery startup DoorDash has reached an agreement with workers’ rights lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan regarding a class-action lawsuit that alleged DoorDash misclassified its ...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Of course a venture capitalist was no match for CMUs updated poker-playing AI
 Libratus, Carnegie Mellon’s poker-playing AI, is damn good. It easily routed four of the world’s best poker players back in January over 120,000 hands of No-Limit Texas Hold-um. So i...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Deep-linking startup Branch raised $60 million from Andy Rubins Playground Ventures
 Branch, a startup making tools to enable developers to provide links between websites and apps, has raised a $60 million Series C round of funding from Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures, ac...
09:13 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch See you tomorrow at the Pittsburgh Micro-Meetup
 We’re in town for a few days and we’re excited to meet all of you at the Pittsburgh Micro-Meetup tomorrow. In preparation for Disrupt New York and our upcoming TC Sessions series on ...
08:28 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Sean Parkers cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment
 Scientists in collaboration with tech billionaire Sean Parker’s Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy may have found a way to predict whether melanoma patients will respond to treatments that...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch FCC nixes proposal that wouldve allowed cellphone calls on planes
 The Federal Communications Commission doesn’t want to hear you gabbing on your smartphone while on commercial flights. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants some quiet time while hurtling through th...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch AMD buys Nitero wireless VR startup
 AMD has acquired Nitero, a company that builds wireless chips for streaming virtual reality content from desktop computers to headsets, Forbes reports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read...
06:13 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch 25% of U.S. driving could be done by self-driving cars by 2030, study finds
 Self-driving still seems to be a ways off from active public use on regular roads, but once it arrives, it could ramp very quickly, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group. Thest...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Char.gy taps into lampposts to charge your electric car
 If you have a garage with a power socket, an electric car makes an awful lot of sense. If you park on the street, however, the infrastructural challenge of keeping your electron-powered vehicle ...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Is Qualtrics about to go public? A chat with founder Ryan Smith on the IPO question
 I’m betting yes and very soon based on some interesting answers in a recent interview with founder Ryan Smith (see video below). Reporters have been asking Smith if he’s about to IPO...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch How California is trying to keep autonomous vehicle development on track
 After California’s Department of Motor Vehicles recently proposed new regulations governing the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, many were left to wonder: Will this help reta...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch LeEco will not acquire TV maker Vizio as planned
 Chinese electronics giant LeEco will not acquires U.S.-based TV maker Vizio as announced, the two companies said today. The deal has been hitting roadblocks according to recent reports, and now ...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter now lets brands make their own custom hearts for Periscope live videos
 Those little hearts you tap to signal to a live video’s creator that you’re enjoying the content might look a little different on Twitter in the future. The companyannounced todaya n...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch How BlaBlaCar faced growing pains and had to change its focus
 And just like other big tech companies, BlaBlaCar recently faced some challenges and had to define a new strategy for the coming years. In a surprisingly candid interview, BlaBlaCar co-founder a...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Freestyle Capital raised a new $90 million fund and promoted Jenny Lefcourt to general partner
 Freestyle Capital has raised its fourth fund to invest in early-stage startups. This time around the firm is increasing the fund size to $90 million and promoting Jenny Lefcourt to general partn...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Lucid raises $60M as it plans to dominate market research
 Lucid is announcing that it has raised a $60 million round led by North Bridge Growth Equity. It’s the company’sfirst outside funding sinceraising a relatively tiny $2.8 million back...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft acquires container platform Deis from Engine Yard
 Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Deis,the company behind some of the most popular tools for building and managing applications on top of the Google-incubated Kubernetes container o...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Last week for youth groups to apply to come to Disrupt NY
 Applications are open forstudent groups to attend Disrupt New Yorkat Pier 36 in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 16th or Wednesday, May 17th. This is your last week to apply as applications close on Mo...
03:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Text, image and video moderation service Arbitrum picks up $500K from Ask.fm founders
 Arbitrum, a text, image and video moderation service founded by German Gedgauds, who previously headed up Ask.fm’s moderation team and product, has raised $500,000 in funding. Backing the ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Spotifys VP of design on being data aware, debating your ideas and being heard
 Rochelle King is the VP of Design and Insights at Spotify. In this episode, we discuss the close relationship between design and data, define metrics in design, and talk the importance of debati...
02:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Google Duo audio calling now available worldwide
 In March, Google announced it was beginning to roll out support for audio-only calling in its FaceTime and Whatsapp competitor, Duo, which had previously focused on video calls. Initially, suppo...
02:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla shows off a new Panasonic-made low-profile residential solar panel
 Tesla is still hoping to begin installations of its solar roof tile product later this year, but that’s not really a great option unless you’re building new or replacing your existin...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Book publishing in the digital age
 In 2012, we launched Thought Catalog Books. With Thought Catalog the website, we mastered producing short-form writing for the web and we wanted a new challenge. We hoped to build a counterweigh...
02:25 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix reaches 75% of U.S. streaming service viewers, but YouTube is catching up
 According to new data from comScore released this morning, over half (53%) of Wi-Fi households in the U.S. are now using at least one over-the-top streaming service, with Netflix being the prima...
02:25 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix reaches 75% of US streaming service viewers, but YouTube is catching up
 According to new data from comScore, more than half of Wi-Fi households in the U.S. are now using at least one over-the-top streaming service, with Netflix being the primary choice. While still ...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Market research tech startup Attest raises $3.1M
 Attest, a London startup that has built a market research platform to enable companies to get market insights quicker and more often, has picked up $3.1 million in further funding. Oxford Capita...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Watch Thor get gladiatorial in the Thor: Ragnarok trailer
 Opinion is divided on the success of the Thor series of movies to date; at best, I think people would describe them as “fine.” But the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok provides good re...
01:37 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Minecraft is getting a Marketplace where creators can monetize their creations
 Minecraft is getting an update this spring that will add a number of new features, but the most dramatic might be the Minecraft Marketplace, a storefront where users can buy and sell in-game cre...
01:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to test swarming palm-sized drones
 Imagine a fleet of drones, each the size of your palm blooming from a package dropped from an airplane. That’s what’s possible with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s CICADA,...
12:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch GMs Super Cruise Tesla Autopilot competitor arrives in a Cadillac this fall
 GM will launch its Super Cruise advanced highway automatic driving feature this fall, debuting first in the new Cadillac CT6. Super Cruise has been in the works for a few years now, and the semi...
12:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Tributes pour in for Spotifys Chris Bevington, victim of Stockholm terror attack
 Spotify CEO and cofounder Daniel Ek has paid a moving tribute to Chris Bevington, 41, who was among the four people killed in the Stockholm truck attack on Saturday. Bevington was a director of ...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Zeta Global hires its first chief revenue officer as it eyes an IPO
 Zeta Global (previously known as Zeta Interactive) may not necessarily be a household name, but the marketing tech and analytics company, which was co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, h...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Googles AlphaGo AI to take on worlds top Go player in May
 After Google-owned DeepMind’s virtual Go champion AlphaGo took on and defeated one of the top-ranked human players in the world, it looks like Google wants to build some bridges, explore t...
11:09 am GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Italian eyewear startup Quattrocento offers paper try-on service
 Lots of online eyewear retailers offer to send you a selection of frames to try on at home before you buy, a model made popular by Warby Parker in the U.S. and GlassesDirect in Europe. However, ...
11:07 am GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Google is reportedly investing $875M in LG Display to give the Pixel a curved screen
 Here’s a fresh rumor that is all kinds of interesting. Press in South Korea are reporting that Google is in talks to invest onetrillion KRW($875 million) in LG Display, one of the world...
09:50 am GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Flipkart raises $1.4 billion from eBay, Microsoft and Tencent at an $11.6 billion valuation
 Following months of rumors, Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has confirmed that it has raised $1.4 billion in new funding at a post-money valuation of$11.6 billion to battle Amazon and Alibaba.T...
09:12 am GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Rakuten invests $2.8M in Airbnb for business travel startup MetroResidences
 Rakuten is getting into the Airbnb for business sector after it invested SG$4 million ($2.8 million) in Singapore-basedMetroResidences. MetroResidences was founded in 2014 byJames Chua and Leste...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Tenzo offers restaurants real-time and actionable data on how they are performing
 Tenzo, a London startup and graduate of Techstars, has built what looks like an interesting and timely platform to help restaurants (and potentially any brick ‘n’ mortar retailer) ge...
07:26 am GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Pay day loan firm Wonga suffers data breach affecting up to 270,000
 Payday loan firm Wonga has suffered a data breach affecting up to 245,000 customers in the UK. A further 25,000 customers in Poland may also be affected, according to the BBC. Read More ...
03:11 am GMT - Mon, April 10, 2017
Techcrunch Singapores Saleswhale, which uses AI to automate sales emails, raises $1.2M
 Saleswhale, a Singapore-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to letcompanies automate their sales emails, has raised a $1.2 million seed round. The capital was provided by VC firms Mo...
11:01 pm GMT - Sun, April 9, 2017
Techcrunch Europe funds another data accelerator to get startups tackling societal problems
 A new European Commission funded startup accelerator, Data Pitch, is being launched today with the aim of connecting established businesses and organisations with lots of data with startups who ...
07:11 pm GMT - Sun, April 9, 2017
Techcrunch A $150 million fund, The Engine, will back startups others find too hard
 A fund and accelerator for advanced technology startups, The Engine, closed its debut fund at a robust $150 million this week, according to its President, CEO and Managing Partner Katie Rae. Las...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 9, 2017
Techcrunch Waiting for the new new thing
 The smartphone wars are over, and everybody won. Life without our phones is almost unthinkable. I just spent the last five days on a couple of remote Pacific islands, and every so often I’...
11:31 am GMT - Sun, April 9, 2017
Techcrunch How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes
 A VPN doesn’t make you anonymous What the hell is a VPN? I already wrote an article explaining VPNs using simple concepts, even comparing VPNs to movie car chases. But if you want a brief ...
09:53 am GMT - Sun, April 9, 2017
Techcrunch Uber is now banned in Italy for unfair competition
 While Uber is fighting Waymo at home, the American company is also having issues abroad. As Reuters reported, an Italian court has ordered Uber to stop all activities in all of Italy. The court ...
01:36 am GMT - Sun, April 9, 2017
Techcrunch A short list of executives who made less money than Anthony Noto last year
 Executives at Twitter make a lot of money. But it’s not just like they make a lot of money relative to you or me, or compared to lower level employees within the organization. A couple of ...
11:44 pm GMT - Sat, April 8, 2017
Techcrunch Gig economy stalwart TaskRabbit is contemplating a sale
 One of the earliest and most prominent startups of the so-called “sharing economy” or “gig economy,” is evaluating the possibility of selling itself. As reported by Recod...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, April 8, 2017
Techcrunch Netflixs long-time chief product officer Neil Hunt is leaving the company
 Streaming video provider Netflix is making a change in its senior management, as the company announced long-time chief product officer Neil Hunt will be leaving in July. International executive ...
08:14 pm GMT - Sat, April 8, 2017
Techcrunch Alleged NSA hack group Shadow Brokers releases new trove of exploits
 Shadow Brokers, the group behind last year’s release of hacking exploits used by the National Security Agency, has dropped another trove of files. In a Medium post today, the hacker group ...
04:13 pm GMT - Sat, April 8, 2017
Techcrunch Spotify Premium Director Robert Lamvik leaves company for meditation app Headspace
 Meditation app Headspace recently brought on Robert Lamvik, Spotify’s now-former director of its premium service, and Dr. Megan Jones Bell, former chief science officer at mental health st...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 8, 2017
Techcrunch Postepic is an app for elegantly sharing book quotes
 Postepic wants to liberate all those interesting text snippets you have languishing on your camera roll and turn them into visually appealing quotations ready for social sharing. But is there ma...
03:20 pm GMT - Sat, April 8, 2017
Techcrunch The hoverbikes are coming
 Autonomous passenger drones might be coming to Dubai this summer, but in Russia I had the chance to check out this startup which literally wants to build a hoverbike. Emerging from the Skol...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, April 8, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | YouTube now blocking ads on low-view channels
YouTube is now blocking ads on channels with less than 10,000 views, Amazon pulls Diapers.com and other Quidsi apps and Spotify’s invisible IPO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Stripes Patrick Collison says no to an IPO any time soon
 You can imagine that Stripe CEO Patrick Collison is asked a lot about whether his San Francisco-based payments company plans to go pubic any time soon. Last year, the seven-year-old company rais...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch An afternoon with Avegants prototype light field display headset
 I’ve seen the light. A few weeks ago, Avegant showed off an early look at some of the crazy tech it has been working on that — in its most simple terms — seeks to make head-mou...
10:38 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Google DeepMind open sources Sonnet so you can build neural networks in TensorFlow even quicker
 Google’s DeepMind announced today that it was open sourcing Sonnet, its object-oriented neural network library. Sonnet doesn’t replace TensorFlow, it’s simply a higher-level li...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch A new guitar is 30% lighter thanks to multiple weird tricks
 Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could make a lighter guitar, they didn’t stop to think if they should. As TC’s resident guitar lover I have to take all t...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Okta pops as Wall Street continues to take a shine to the enterprise
 Okta came out of the gate strong today in its Wall Street debut, attracting the type of institutional investors CEO Todd McKinnon says should be around for the long haul. This IPO comes at a tim...
09:42 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Spotting sockpuppets with science
 If you’ve ever ventured into the comment section of a website or spent any time on forums or social media, you’ve probably encountered sockpuppets, fake accounts controlled by a sing...
09:26 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Okta finishes up 38% in stock market debut
 Okta, the identity management software company, went public on the Nasdaq today,continuing a wave of tech IPOs. After pricing its IPO at $17, Oktaraised $187 million by selling 11 million shares...
09:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Peter Fenton is leaving Twitters board of directors
 Benchmark partner Peter Fenton, who had been on Twitter’s board since 2009, will not seek re-election after his term expires in 2016 according to a new filing with the Securities and Excha...
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Google adds SoundStage developer Logan Olson to its VR team
 Slowly but surely, Google is transforming itself into a formidable VR player. This week the Daydream-maker hired Logan Olson, best known as the developer of SoundStage, an well-received HTC Vive...
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch A mega-telescope is trying to take the first image ever of a black hole, hell yeah
 This week, a massive international array of the most powerful radio telescopes on the planet set its sights on the most camera-shy subject of all, the black hole. Badassly known as the Event Hor...
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Ford built a baby bed that feels like its driving around the neighborhood
 Somebabies won’t sleep unless they get a nighttime cruise around the neighborhood, as many parents (my own included) can attest. That’s why Ford’s latest creation isn’t a...
07:32 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Adidas latest 3D-printed shoe puts mass production within sight
 Adidas unveiled their latest 3D-printed shoe last night, theFuturecraft 4D. The shoe is a huge improvement on their last 3D-printed runners, which were more of a concept than an actual product. ...
07:27 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Google denies labor departments claim that gender-based pay inequities are systemic at the company
 Happy belated Equal Pay Day! The U.S. Department of Labor testified in court today that pay inequities at Google are “systemic,”The Guardian reports. Earlier this month, Google said ...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch OpenAI sets benchmark for sentiment analysis using an efficient mLSTM
 The researchers over at OpenAI were able to use a recurrent mLSTM character-level model trained on Amazon reviews to identify the sentiment of blocks of text. And perhaps more interestingly, the...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Smartphone repairing startup Save gets picked up by Remade Group
 The last time I wrote about Save, the French startup had just raised $16.7 million to prove that you could scale smartphone repair services. It’s been a roller coaster ride since then as t...
06:23 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: Apple to reset the Mac Pro, Tesla most valuable U.S. automaker
 Apple reveals that it will be resetting its approach with the Mac Pro, the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit moves forward and Tesla surpasses GM to become the most valuable U.S. automaker. Here are the to...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch U.S. government drops its demand to reveal Twitter users identity
 Less than 24 hours after news broke that Twitter was suing the federal government to protect the privacy of the person or personsbehinda popular “rogue” anti-Trump account, the gover...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Tracking the explosive growth of open-source software
 Many hot new enterprise technologies are centered around free, “open-source” technology. But how can corporate customers, and investors, evaluate all these new open-source offerings?...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk teases one Easter Egg to rule them all for Tesla owners
 How do you like your eggs? If you answered “Easter,” you have something in common with billionaire tech visionary Elon Musk, who never tires of building the things into the software ...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook adds new features to Instant Articles to encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes
 Facebook today rolled out an improvement to its Instant Articles featurethat now lets publishersinclude call-to-action units in their articles to better connect with readers, including those tha...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Uber denies Waymo theft claims on grounds it never used custom LiDAR
 Acknowledging that itstechnology is second-best is a rare move for a competitive startup, butas Uber faces a lawsuit from Waymo, claiming the runner-up title might save its self-driving car prog...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix adds a screensaver to its TV apps to promote its original content
 Netflix quietly launched a new discovery feature this week aimed at promoting its original programming to users who are watching via an app on their television. Now, when you leave the Netflix a...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts Surface Pro 5 said to move to Intel Kaby Lake processors
 Microsoft’s hardware lineup, including Surface Book and Surface Pro devices, are due for a refresh, but we still haven’t heard that much about what’s going to come along with t...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Millennial-focused publisher Mic raises $21M, with Time Warner Investments joining the board
 Mic has raised $21 million in new funding, which co-founder and CEO Chris Altchek said willacceleratethe digital publisher’s investment in video news. The company says it currently reaches...
03:28 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon pulls Diapers.com and other Quidsi apps from the app store
 At the end of March, Amazon announced it was planning to shut down Diapers.com and all the other e-commerce sites operated byQuidsi – the company Amazon acquired for $545 million back in 2...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Payments are all thats needed for chatbots to deliver on their promise, says Kik CEO
 After the initial hype, chatbots have been written off by many in the tech industry for failing to deliver on their promise. But one of the leading figures behind chatbots believes one missing c...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Otonomo raises $25M to help automakers make money from connected cars
 It’s no secret that data is thehot new revenue source for automakers, who are seeing additional profit opportunities bloom as vehicles become more connected and they can retrieve a ton of ...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Lyfts new anti-Uber warchest, and Gene Munster on IPOs and Apple
 Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast wherewe unpack the financial side of technology. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynleyand your servant sat down with Gen...
09:16 am GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung is back in business as it forecasts 50% profit jump
 Samsung is back in business. Fresh from its highest profit jump in three yearsand the successful launch of its new flagship Galaxy S8, the Korean company is now forecasting a big jump in profits...
08:54 am GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Packhelp raises 350,000 to make your boxes pretty
 You never think about it until it’s too late. Say you’ve built an amazing company selling the stoat-hair drink coasters from Iceland. Your ecommerce and marketing game is on point, y...
08:25 am GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch A look inside the Skopje startup scene
 On Wednesday I had the unique pleasure of hanging out with a bunch of Macedonian startup founders and was very impressed. The Balkans have long been a promising spot for startups – the cos...
07:45 am GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Will Spotify go public without an IPO?
 The Wall Street Journal wrote a storythat Spotify is “seriously considering” joining the stock market without an IPO. The news was also reported by Mergermarket. The idea would be to...
07:30 am GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Meniga helps incumbent banks keep fintech fear at bay
 A VC once told me that fear was the best sales tool ever invented. That was in reference to the hockey stick growth his cybersecurity startup was seeing, thanks to a raft of stories in the media...
07:05 am GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Googles fact check feature goes global and comes to Google Search
 We live in the age of fake news — both the really fake news that’s simply fake and the kind of news that some people like to call “fake” only because they don’t lik...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Jeff Bezos Sells $1B in Amazon Stock Annually to Fund Blue Origin
The Kriesel high-performance electric converted Porsche, Jeff Bezos sells $1 billion in stock annually to fund Blue Origin, Hyperloop One completes Vegas test track and 23andMe can now let you know if...
02:09 am GMT - Fri, April 7, 2017
Techcrunch Trump plans to nominate Lyfts Derek Kan to transportation department
 President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Lyft General Manager Derek Kan as under secretary of transportation for policy,Reuters reports. Kan also serves on the board of directors at Amtrak...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Waymo v. Uber: Everything you need to know
 Buckle your seatbelts! This one’s a doozy. Read More ...
11:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch SkyX drones are half-helicopter, half-plane and built to fly long distances
 A Markham, Ontario startup called SkyX Ltd. emerged from stealth today to share details about its unique industrial drone designs with TechCrunch.The company’s SkyOne drones take off and l...
11:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch The leaked DJI Spark looks to be the Mavic Pros little bother
 DJI appears to be about to launch a drone even smaller than the Mavic Pro. Supposedly called the Spark, pics of the little drone has been popping up on several sites though DJI has yet to offici...
11:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch The leaked DJI Spark looks to be the Mavic Pros little brother
 DJI appears to be about to launch a drone even smaller than the Mavic Pro. Supposedly called the Spark, pics of the little drone has been popping up on several sites though DJI has yet to offici...
11:05 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Stellar echoes, Venusian automatons and more gain NASA moonshot funding
 NASA has announced the recipients of its most recent round of highly experimental projects it deems promising enough to fund. These NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts aren’t guaranteed to g...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Identity management software provider Okta seeks to raise $187M with IPO pricing
 Okta is setting an increasingly ambitious target for its IPO, now officially pricing it at $17 per share set for its debut tomorrow — and looking to raise as much as $187 million in the ho...
09:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch How Osmo decides to make its tangible, high-tech toys
 A huge number of toys today include high-tech and interactive components that keep kids in front of screens. But when it comes to health and educational development, multiple studies have found ...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter suing Homeland Security suggests some of those alt Twitter accounts were real after all
 New legal documents show that Twitter is taking the Department of Homeland Security to court to protect the true identity of an account that claims to be run by employees of the United States Ci...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube will now block ads on channels with under 10,000 views
 YouTube is taking measures to help ensure its user-generated content doesn’t end up positioning ads by big brands next to questionable content. The social network will not allow ads on cha...
08:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Elevate Credit pulls off lending IPO
 After postponing its IPO last year, Elevate Credit, the venture-backed lending company, went public on the New York Stock Exchange today. Elevate priced at $6.50 per share, closing the day up ov...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts Azure Stack preview adds support for Azure Functions and App Service
 Azure Stack is one of Microsoft’s most ambitious projects in the data center space. The goal of Azure Stack is, at its core, to bring many of the features of Microsoft’s Azure cloud ...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft Maluuba teaches management 101 to machines in its first paper since being acquired
 In mid-January, the ongoing race for AI put Montreal-based Maluuba on our radar. Microsoft acquired the startup and its team of researchers to build better machine intelligence tools for analyzi...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch About this stabbing machine
 Thank you for joining me, ladies, gentlemen. Researchers have created a “stabbing machine,” with which they intend to “simulate stabbing events,” with the further intenti...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Transcript: Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and John Ternus on the state of Apples pro Macs
 You havealready read the news. But we thought we would also use this opportunity to share a transcript of the interview with Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing; Craig Fe...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch A first-time wearables user reviews the Fitbit Alta HR
 Fitbit has eight different fitness trackers on the market right now. And while the company’s financials are downright troubling, it’s still shipping more product that every other wea...
06:54 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch 23andMe is finally allowed to tell you if you have the genes for Parkinsons
 The Food and Drug Administration finally gave 23andMe a long sought-after green light today to sell to consumers genetic tests and their accompanying health risk reports for up to 10 diseases, i...
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Flying car maker AeroMobil picks up $3.2M to help it move toward production
 AeroMobil, a European company that hopes to bring a flying car to market, has raised an additional 3 million ($3.2 million US) to help fund the production and demonstration of a new physical mod...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Adobe Research demos new app that may one day allow you to take better selfies
 Adobe has a tendency to show early demos of the technologies it’s working on but isn’t quite ready to launch publicly. The latest of these is a selfie app from Adobe Research the com...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft said to have raised over $500M, at a $6.9B valuation
 Lyft has just raised a big new round, according to a new report from the Financial Times. The round brings in over $500 million in new funding, and sets the valuation for the ride hailing compan...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile
 Comcast, the cable company with the notorious reputation for poor customer service, now wants to be your cellular provider, as well. The company today announced its new business, Xfinity Mobile,...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Messengers AI M suggests features to use based on your convos
 Write “You owe me $20” and Messenger will suggest you use its payments feature. If someone says “goodbye”, Messenger will recommend a “bye-bye” GIF. That̵...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch New Google tool helps developers pick the right colors for their apps
 With its Material Design guidelines, Google set out to create a unified set of ideas for how it wants developers to think about all the different aspects of their applications’ design, ran...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Lending Club founder Renaud Laplanche is back with a new startup and $60 million in funding
 Renaud Laplanche had a terrible no good very bad 2016. But the founder and longtime CEO of Lending Club is back with a new lending startup called Upgrade, along with the support of investors who...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Drchrono raises $12 million in Series A to take on older EHR platforms like athenahealth
 A couple of early-stage venture capital outfits have infused medical practice management platform drchrono with $12 million in Series A financing to help the eight-year-old company compete with ...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch One in five Facebook videos is Live as it seizes the verb
 While most people still aren’t sure what to broadcast, and some have misused the format for unsavory or criminal purposes, Facebook now says one-fifth of the videos share on its network ar...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch This Porsche-based electric supercar has a 215-mile range and crazy acceleration
 Austrian EV tuner Kriesel is making a name for itself in the world of high-performance electric conversions. After creating a purely electric Mercedes G-Class with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the com...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Showtime makes its entire library available for offline viewing on mobile devices
 Showtime will now allow subscribers to download its programming for offline viewing on mobile devices – following similar moves by Netflix and Amazon. The network says its entire library w...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook puts link to 10 tips for spotting false news atop feed
 Today Facebook begins fighting misinformation with news literacy education, in addition to product features. This week, users in 14 countries including the US will see an alert above the News Fe...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Ubers open source data visualization tool now goes beyond maps
 You may not be aware, but Uber offers an open source version of the data visualization framework it uses internally, called deck.gl. The tool was made available to anyone via open source license...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter unveils a new API platform, roadmap and vision for its developer community
 Twitter historically has had a rocky relationship with its developer community. It once encouraged third-party apps, then later restricting them; hosting developer conferences, then killing them...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Stripe opens its Atlas program to US-based startups
 A little over a year ago, Stripe introduced its Atlas program as a way to help international entrepreneurs get incorporated and set up with everything they’d need to do business in the U.S...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Apples Clips app is social video editing thats simple to a fault
 It was hard to know what to make of Clips at launch. Sure, Apple launches its own standalone apps from time to time, but it’s never offered up anything quite like this. For Apple, Clips is...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram Head of Product Kevin Weil to talk shop at Disrupt NY
 Instagram is killing it. The photo-sharing behemoth has topped 600 million users, with the most recent 100 million joining in the last year. Plus, the company now has more than 1 million active ...
02:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Volkswagen doubles down on China with $180M investment in smart technology for cars
 Volkswagen is doubling down on China andAI in one fellswoop after the automaker announced a $180 million investment in Chinese startup Mobvoi to bring smart technology into its cars. Unlike a re...
02:54 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Ford to bring plug-in hybrid to China in 2018, targeting mostly electrified lineup by 2025
 Ford is going to be focusing on electrification across its lineup in China, with plans to electrify most of its vehicle offerings in the country by 2025, Reuters reports. The long-term plan will...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Nvidias new Titan Xp top-end graphics card also offers Mac support
 Nvidia updates its top-of-the-line Titan graphics card yearly, so it’s only natural the Titan Xp gotannounced Thursday.The Titan Xp’s new specs include 12GB of GDDR5X memory running ...
02:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Drone Racing Leagues new drone will go 0-80 MPH in under a second
 The Drone Racing League just unveiledthe drone that its pilots will use for the second season, which will again be airing on ESPN starting on June 20th. The drone, called the Racer3, has a top s...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Trov adds $45 million for the global expansion of its on-demand insurance
 Trov, the provider of on-demand insurance for individual items, has raised $45 million for its global expansion efforts. The company is one of a growing numberof tech-enabled startups that are l...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch The Xbox One Scorpio is a six-teraflop gaming beast
 Microsoft couldn’t wait until E3 in June to unveil the Scorpio. So the company shared some details with Digital Foundry. And we now know all the spec techs of the Project Scorpio. As expec...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Einrides electric self-driving T-pod is a new kind of freight transport vehicle
 Self-driving trucks are attracting a lot of investment and attention, what with Otto’s drama and platooning tech developed bykey players like Peloton, but Swedish transport startup Einride...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Blue Origins first crewed test flights probably wont happen until 2018
 Blue Origin, the spaceflight company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, had originally been aiming for late 2017 as the target gate to begin sending human crew up to space aboard its rockets,...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Flow adds funding from Forerunner and Fung Capital to tackle cross-border commerce
 A startup called Flow wants to make it easier for companies to sell their products in different geographies. To extend its platform to even more e-commerce sellers, the company has raised some f...
12:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch EU-US Privacy Shield remains precariously placed
 The EU-US Privacy Shield appears to be weathering the storm of a Trump presidency — for now. But it could take just a single stroke of Trump’s pen to bring the entire arrangement top...
12:55 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Jeff Bezos sells $1B in stock annually to fund space company Blue Origin
 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos uses his considerable stake in the ecommerce company to fund his other company, private launch provider Blue Origin, Reuters reports. Bezos told attendees at the 33rd S...
12:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Meet the 14 startups in Techstars NYCs winter class
 The entrepreneurs in the TechStars NYC program are going to spend today meeting with investors, reporters and other folks from the tech industry — but luckily, I had a chance to do rapid-f...
12:37 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Hyperloop One completes Vegas test track tube, reveals 11 proposed U.S. routes
 Hyperloop One is in Washington on Wednesday, presenting to policy makers and others in the nation’s capital details regarding its progress, and revealing 11 teams from the U.S. presenting ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Crunchbase raises $18M, debuts Enterprise business intelligence, plans Marketplace for 3rd party data
 Crunchbase — the databasespun out from TechCrunch that charts startups, other tech companies, the people who work forthem, and those who fund them — has secured some newfunding of it...
11:09 am GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Carjojo uses natural language to find a new car
 Carjojo’s latest update brings some big changes to its Edge2Edge machine learning technology. The service has allowed users to search for and buy a new car since going live in November 201...
10:28 am GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch See you on Tuesday at our Pittsburgh Micro-Meetup
 In preparation for Disrupt New York and our upcoming TC Sessions series on Robotics Matt Burns and I will be heading to Pittsburgh to talk to some startups. We will meet at the Shop on April 11 ...
08:42 am GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch F-Secure buys Little Flocker to upgrade its Mac security play
 Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski revealed he was joining Apple earlier this month, and now it turns out his Mac security app, Little Flocker, has gone awol because it’s joining F-Sec...
06:51 am GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter launches a lite mobile web app thats optimized for emerging markets
 Twitter has taken the wraps off a new data-optimized version of its service that it hopes will be a hit among emerging. It’s called Twitter Lite and, unlike similar ‘Lite’ apps...
04:51 am GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Uber responds to the New York Times article about how it psychologically manipulates drivers
 Uber is on the defensive after the New York Times claimed that it manipulates drivers using techniques from behavioral science in order to reduce costs and increase corporate growth. The company...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: Google expands, 500 Startups tours, BRCK launches SupaBRCK
 March was a busy month across Africa’s tech space. 500 Startups’frontier and emerging markets travel series Geeks on a Plane kicked off its first Africa tour. The 12-day trek packe...
02:48 am GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter ads starring Trump pop up in Tokyo train stations
 He may have shared the world’s worsthandshake with its Prime Minister, but President Trump is still big in Japan. Starting in late March, a set of splashy ads depicting Trump appeared in t...
01:49 am GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Pebble preps for the end of its smartwatch services
 The end is near for Pebble. The latest update to Pebble watches should extend their life a bit longer by removing the dependency on cloud servers. This allows the devices to work without the Peb...
12:21 am GMT - Thu, April 6, 2017
Techcrunch Ben Casnocha and Erik Torenberg are raising a $50M investment fund
 A member of the founding team of Product Hunt and a LinkedIn veteran are teaming up to invest in early-stage startups. Sources tell us that Erik Torenberg, who was employee No. 1 at Product Hunt...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Swiss system ups security and reliability of finger-based biometrics
 Biometrics may not be the perfect solution for security, but they can be useful — as long as they’re robust and well thought out. TouchID is all well and good, but you wouldn’t...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Triptease, a London startup that helps hotels increase direct sales, closes $9M Series B
 London-based Triptease, a startup that offers a SaaS to help hotels increase direct sales and therefore keep more revenue, has closed a $9 million Series B. The new round was led by BGF Ventures...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Google invests in new subsea cable that connects Singapore to Australia
 Google today announced that it will invest in a new subsea cable that will connect Singapore to Perth and Sydney in Australia (with a branch to Jakarta, Indonesia). The so-called Indigo cable wi...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Utah becomes the first Power Five school to give scholarships to video gamers
 Kids everywhere are thanking the University of Utah for giving purpose totheir video gaming addictions. The school is now offering scholarships to compete in its esports program, as reported by ...
10:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceX spent less than half the cost of a new first stage on Falcon 9 relaunch
 Just how much is SpaceX actually saving with its reused Falcon 9 rockets? You might expect it to not be much, given that the SES-10 launch is the first time they’ve reused a rocket thus fa...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Unpaywall scours the web for free versions of scientific papers
 The science publishing world is a complex one, but the pendulum is currently swinging away from the paywalled mega-journals of the last decade to a more open model — but it can still be ha...
08:50 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch You can now draw with a thicker brush in Snapchat
 Yesterday Snapchat tweaked their drawing tool so you can draw thicker lines on your snapsterpieces. To change your brush size all you have to do is select a color to draw with, then use two fing...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Udacity spin-out Voyage aims to build a full self-driving taxi business
 Udacity’s self-driving car program has been focused on training engineers and helping progress the field with open source contributions, but now Udacity Vice President Oliver Cameron is st...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch GMs Maven car sharing service launches in Baltimore
 GM’s car sharing brand has expanded to another U.S. city – Baltimore, Maryland. The new city will offer 20 pick-up points and 40 vehicles across the downtown area, with rental rates ...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft launches Whos In, a social event planning app for iMessage
 Microsoft’s name isn’t exactly synonymous with social networking, though that hasn’t stopped the company from finding angles into this space – generally, with more of a f...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch ffVC and NYU are mixing researchers with investors in the name of machine intelligence
 The timing was perfect. Just as startups were settling into NYU and ffVC’s new brains-meet-money accelerator, “AI Nexus Lab,” Uber acquiredGeometric Intelligence. In a stroke o...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Canonical ends development of its phone to focus on cloud and IoT
 Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linuxdistribution, long had aspirations to become a player in the mobile phone and tablet world, too. You can’t easily buy an Ubuntu-powered phone ...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Uber finds one allegedly stolen Waymo file on an employees personal device
 Uber admitted today that it had found one of the documents Waymo alleges was stolen by a former employee — who left its self-driving car effort to join Uber’s — on the employee...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Sharethebus becomes Bus.com and raises $5M for event shuttle management
 It’s actually a pretty great URL: Bus.com. It’s also a much better brand identity than Sharethebus, which is the old name of the company that just raised a $5 million Series A round ...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Google says its custom machine learning chips are often 15-30x faster than GPUs and CPUs
 It’s no secret that Google has developed its own custom chips to accelerate its machine learning algorithms. The company first revealed those chips, called Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), ...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceXs reused Falcon 9 rocket nail the landing a second time
 SpaceX has posted a video of the Falcon 9 rocket it used first last year during the CRS-8 mission, and then again just last week during the SES-10 mission. The reuse of the rocket was historic i...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch YouTubes live TV streaming service goes live in five US cities for $35 per month
 YouTube TV takes a bunch of the more popular U.S. cable channels — ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC, CW, Disney, SyFy, ESPN and 40+ more — and crams them into one app. It’ll cost $35 a month...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Monzo, a UK digital-only challenger bank, granted full banking license
 Monzo, one of a number of so-called “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, has had the “restrictions” on its banking license lifted and s...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch E-sports coaching app gets $6 million, because thats the world we live in now
 Dojo Madness, a Berlin-based startup that sells analytics and coaching tools to casual and professional online gamers, has raised $6 million in a new round of financing. Read More ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch The company behind Adblock Plus is acquiring micropayment service Flattr
 Eyeo, the parent company behind AdBlock Plus, announced this morning that it has acquired Flattr. The two companies were already working together on a project initially called Flattr Plus, where...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids
 Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases kids made on mobile devices, having now dropped its appeal oflast year’s rulingby a federal judge who sided with the Federal Tr...
04:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Cendana Capital which funds 15 top seed-stage groups just raised a ton of capital
 Michael Kim is pretty much killing it. Kim’s Cendana Capital just closed on $260 million in fresh capital across a network of five funds. Altogether, the San Francisco-based outfit now man...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch IBMs cloud adds support for Nvidias fastest GPUs yet
 IBM today announced that users on its Bluemix cloud will soon be able to add two Nvidia Tesla P100 accelerator cards to their bare metal servers. The company says this feature will launch later ...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Taser rebrands as Axon and offers free body cameras to any police department
 Taser is now Axon. The brand has been a household word for years, but the company felt it was time to leave that identity behind and double down on the body camera and digital evidence managemen...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch InsideSales expands chummy Microsoft relationship with new Dynamics platform integration
 Microsoft has had a fair bit of investment action withInsideSales, the startup with a unicorn valuation of $1.5 billion, and today they are expanding that relationship with some product integrat...
03:37 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch AT&Ts Unlimited Plus wireless plan now includes free HBO
 AT&T’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner hasn’t yet completed, but the company is already leveraging Time Warner assets to boost its own services – first with its st...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch BNP Paribas acquires Compte Nickel
 French fintech startup Compte Nickel was acquired by French bank BNP Paribas yesterday. I couldn’t nail down the price but I’ve heard that it was quite significant. Compte Nickel was...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch SeedLegals automation aims to replace lawyers in startup funding rounds
 With AI and machine learning breathing down the neck of the vast quantities of dull contract checking which currently goes on in many law firms, its no wonder startups are training their guns on...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch U2s Edge invests in Corass event ticketing under one API in 1.9m fund raise
 In the ticketing world you have hotels.com and booking.com for hotels, CarTrawler for car hire and Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport for airlines. All of these have a similar business model called o...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Oval combines tracking, saving and investing into one app, driven by AI and you
 There are several apps on the market that help you track your spending (Parity), save money (Pennies), or invest (Moneybox) using basic machine learning. Now an ambitious startup wants to do all...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Sling TV adds Showtime, expands its add-on lineup
 Dish’s internet TV service for cord cutters, Sling TV, is expanding its lineup today just ahead of the launch of YouTube TV and Hulu’s live TV service. The company has added another ...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Theres a new buyer on the security tech block with Armors $89 million new round
 Security technology services providerArmoris getting ready to do some shopping for new technology thanks to $89 million in fresh funding. The company, which was majority owned by the private equ...
02:14 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Netflixs Master of None season 2 premieres May 12
 If you were a fan of Master of None, the original comedy series exclusive to Netflix starring and led by Aziz Ansari, then you’ll be happy to hear that it’s coming back on May 12. Th...
02:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Time Inc. is launching its own influencer marketing network with help from Speakr
 Time Inc. is getting into the influencer marketing business in a bigger way, witha new offering called Time Inc. Connect.This influencer network will be “powered by” startup Speakr &...
01:56 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Meet 3 of our Disrupt NY Startup Spotlight companies: Duo Security, Lemonade, and Tala
 Disrupt NY is right around the bend, and with it comes a brand new type of content: The Startup Spotlight.Each of these companies will have a total of 15 minutes to tell their story, from origin...
01:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Alexa developers can now ask for customers location, track their skills performance
 Amazon this morning rolled out new tools for developers of Alexa apps, aka “Skills,” which aim to give them more insight into their app’s users,as well as allow them to build l...
01:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Talla service bot lets IT ease into AI
 Talla, a Cambridge, MA startup wants to help companies ease into artificial intelligence, and they have come up with a new service assistant bot that gives companies whatever degree of intellige...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Meet the company thats looking to make non-surgical male birth control a reality
 The new technology is aiming to be one small (snip-less) step for men, and one giant leap for male contraception. Read More ...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Netflixs new Thumbs rating system goes live
 Netflix’s new way of rating the shows and movies you watch on its platform is binary: Thumbs up if you like it, thumbs down if you don’t. The streaming service is looking for clear-e...
01:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch London self-driving shuttle test aims to get people comfortable with the tech
 A self-driving shuttle will ferry around 100 people in Greenwich, London along a short route on a public cycle and pedestrian path over the next three weeks, in a trial using Oxbotica’s dr...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook addresses revenge porn with tech to prevent people from re-sharing intimate images
 Facebook has implemented a new photo-matching technology to ensure people can’t re-share images previously reported and tagged as revenge porn —intimate photos of people shared witho...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Ubers Instant Pay has cashed out $1.3B to drivers in just one year
 Uber introduced Instant Pay last year, as a way to use the revenue from their Uber fares right away, without waiting for it to be deposited into their own bank account. The company first launche...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft details new privacy settings in Windows 10 Creators Update
 As Microsoft announced last week, the Windows 10 Creators Update will start rolling out to users on April 11. As part of this update, the company is also making some changes to the privacy setti...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Snowflake rakes in $100 million to grow its Data Warehouse as a Service
 Snowflake Computing, the company that built aData Warehouse as a Service cloud solution, announced a $100 million Series D investment led by Iconiq Capital with help from Madrona Venture Group. ...
12:36 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch German cabinet backs 50M hate speech fines for social media firms
 The German cabinet has backed proposals to hit social media firms with fines of up to 50 million if they fail to promptly remove illegal hate speech from their platforms — within 24 hours ...
12:34 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Zunum Aeros electric passenger plane hopes to offer cheaper flights by 2020
 Zunum Aero, a company backed by funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue’s tech venture arm, has revealed its plans to create a hybrid electric aircraft designed for regional flights with ...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch At Ramtin Naimis Abstract Ventures, investing and philanthropy go hand in hand
 At 26 yearsof age, Ramtin Naimi, has already made a small fortune as a hedge fund investor. Now, the founder of Abstract Ventures, an early-stage venture investment firm, is looking to rethink h...
10:55 am GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Fred Destin leaving Accel to focus on Seed and earlier-stage investing
 Fred Destin, one of European VC’s biggest personalities, is leaving Accel, the London-headquartered VC firm he joined from Boston’s Atlas Ventures in mid 2014, to focus more on Seed ...
09:56 am GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch 83North closes $250M fourth fund focused on European, Israeli startups
 European VC firm 83North (formerly Greylock IL), which since 2008 has focused on backing startups in Europe and Israel, has closed its fourth fund — taking $250M in a raise that it says wa...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch London-based Forward Partners closes new 60M fund to invest in startups at idea and Seed stage
 Forward Partners, the London-based VC firm originally founded by Forward Internet Group and headed up by Nic Brisbourne, has closed a new 60 million fund to continue investing in tech startups f...
04:35 am GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Are you ready for the internet of toll roads?
 With the appointment of Ajit Pai as the new FCC chairman and his public opposition to current regulations, the death of net neutrality is likely upon us. As a result, an internet toll road ̵...
04:15 am GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch AdAsia, an ambitious one-year-old ad tech startup, raises $12M for expansion
 AdAsia, a one-year-old online advertising startupbased in Singapore, has closed a $12 million Series A roundfrom Japanese investor JAFCO.The company was founded in April 2016 by CEO Kosuke Sogo,...
03:03 am GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Yahoo and AOL combine to become Oath
Yahoo and AOL combine under Verizon to become Oath, Yelp acquires Wi-Fi marketing company Turnstyle Analytics, Apple improves the specs of the Mac Pro and a new sentiment index aims to help founders t...
01:57 am GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch New bipartisan bill seeks to stop warrantless device searches at U.S. borders
 After signaling in late February that such legislation was on the way, a bipartisan group of lawmakers haveintroduced a bill that aims to protect the digital privacy of American citizens at U.S....
12:14 am GMT - Wed, April 5, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon will live stream 10 NFL games this season, replacing Twitter
 Amazon has reportedly reached a deal with the NFL to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games this year, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The one-year deal is reportedly valued at around $50 ...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Researchers use a pair of robotics platforms in hopes of developing drought-resistant crops
 A team of researchers at the University of Missouri are using a pair of robotics platforms and a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a system for identifying crop s...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch CheckRecipient, a London startup that uses machine learning to stop misaddressed emails, raises $2.7M
 CheckRecipient is a London startup that uses machine learning to help prevent emails from being sent to the wrong recipient. Read More ...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Instacart VP of operations Mike Swartz has left the company
 TechCrunch has learned that Mike Swartz, an operations veteran from Amazon who joined Instacart in February last year, has left the company. Instacart confirmed the departure. Read More ...
09:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch After an unexpected reveal, AOLs CEO explains that Oath is about B2B branding
 You weren’t supposed to know about Oath. Not this week, at least. And certainly not under these circumstances. The newly minted and already much maligned poster child of the forthcoming fa...
09:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Tusk Ventures quietly held a first close on $25 million for its debut fund
 Bradley Tusk is a former political operative who currentlyruns a consultancy that helps Fortune 500 companies launch political-style campaigns, as well as a separate outfit, Tusk Ventures, that ...
09:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Project Zero uncovers a nasty Wi-Fi chip exploit
 Google’s Project Zero has been on a roll lately, unveiling sophisticated bugs in Cloudflare, LastPass and now Broadcom, a Wi-Fi chip supplier whose product is found in iPhones, Nexuses and...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Fae is a new open-source content management system based on Rails
 FINE, a San Francisco- and Portland-based brand agency, is open sourcing the content management system (CMS) it has developed in-house to build sites for brands like Anchor Brewing, Kimpton Resi...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch High school junior launches TagDat, an emoji-based local reviews app
 Buffy Li was very patient when she took time off from her Spring Break to talk to me. Li, an 11th grader at Santa Cruz’s Kirby prep school, spent most of the week off coordinating the laun...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Kanye Wests The Life of Pablo is the first album to go platinum from streaming only
 Kanye West’s last album has just made streaming history.The Life of Pablo, released a little over a year ago, just went Platinum with over 1.5 billion song streams in the U.S.While popular...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Apple Music on Android catches up with iOS, but bugs remain
 Apple’s subscription streaming service, Apple Music, rolled out a major (ver. 2.0) release to Android users today, introducing a new design that largely brings the app to parity with its i...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Apple Music on Android catches up with iOS
 Apple’s subscription streaming service, Apple Music, rolled out a major (ver. 2.0) release to Android users today, introducing a new design that largely brings the app to parity with its i...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Auroras massive LightningStrike VTOL UAV just got one step closer to reality
 A vertical take-off and landing craft (VTOL) that can stand toe-to-toe with combat helicopters a concept taken directly from sci-fi – it’s almost the default futuristic military ship...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch How Winnipeg focused on local strengths to create a tech hub in central Canada
 The brick warehouses that line Winnipeg’s Exchange District look the same as they did in the mid-nineteenth century, but commodity traders and grain transporters have moved out and tech co...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch LocusBots can now talk to each other and collaborate in warehouses
 Locus Robotics today unveiled a navigational system that makes it possible for their LocusBots to work more effectively together, and alongside humans in crowded, bustling warehouses. The LRAN s...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Marshalls Monitor Bluetooth headphones are crisp but uncomfortable
 If you’re into rock and roll, then you’ve probably come across Marshall’s audio hardware before. It’s the “brand of rock stars”, similar to howBeats has been ...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch The TC Disrupt After Parties (and concert!) are going to be off the hook!
 Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and alongside an amazing slate of speakers, a badass portfolio of Battlefield companies, and three days of networking, Disrupt is bringing the par-tay to N...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch TC is taking over Manhattan on Thursday!
 TC is taking over Manhattan this week with three simultaneous events on Thursday, culminating in the TC Trivia Throwdown. You could think of it as a block party, but with far more people staring...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Feedlys reader app now caters to knowledge workers with launch of boards, notes & annotations
 Following the death of Google Reader several years ago, there was a brief renewed interest in alternative RSS readers – news readers that let you track updates from blogs or other websites...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch This new sentiment index aims to help founders time their fundraising
 A new index aims to help consumer-oriented startup founders understand the health of the venture capital fundraising environment, and specifically when is a good time to seek funding — and...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Grokstyle is putting computer vision to work on home decor with $2M in funding
 One of the things I’ve always wanted out of technology is the ability to point my phone at something or take a screenshot, and have it say, here’s what that thing is and here’s...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Spotify trades free tier album delays for smaller royalties
 Spotify has long refused to restrict new releases from its ad-supported non-paying listeners because it would make the streaming app confusing. It wanted all music available to everyone, always....
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Spotify trades free-tier album delays for smaller royalties
 Spotify has long refused to restrict new releases from its ad-supported non-paying listeners because it would make the streaming app confusing. It wanted all music available to everyone, always....
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Pluto AI raises $2.1 million to bring intelligence to water treatment
 Former 500 Startups accelerator company Pluto AI is announcing $2.1 million in fundraising today from Fall Line Capital, Refactor Capital, Unshackled Ventures, Comet Labs and additional angels. ...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Real-time video streaming service PhenixP2P raises $3.5M
 PhenixP2P, one of the five finalists in our 2016 Disrupt London Battlefield competition, today announced that it has raised a $3.5 million Series A round led by KB Partners. With this, the compa...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Clearmob uses AI to optimize your social marketing campaigns
 A startup called Clearmob makes it easier for marketers to optimize their campaigns on social media. The company provides a dashboard that plugs into their Facebook account and can help make sen...
03:54 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla now worth more than GM, making it the most valuable U.S. automaker
 Tesla is trading up again today, after a strong run yesterday that saw its total market cap value leapfrog Ford’s. It passed GM’s market cap on Tuesday, meaning it’s now the mo...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch In tech, the wage gender gap worsens for women over time, and its worst for black women
 According to a new studyinvolving more than 120,000 job offers transacted onHired, a jobs marketplace for tech workers, the average female candidate is still making less than her male peers for ...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix teases Marvels The Defenders, arriving August 18
 Netflix’s The Defenders brings together the four heroes it’s created individual series for from the Marvel universe, and now we have our first look at the team. It’s not much o...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft launches Sprinkles, a silly camera app powered by machine learning
 Microsoft is getting into the “fun camera app” game with a new iOS application called Sprinkles, which has now earned a featured spot in the “New apps we love” section of...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch ODG unveils enterprise-focused AR smart glasses optimized for hazardous locations
 ODG may already be surfacing its ambitions to put smart glasses on consumers’ faces, but the company has not forgotten about the specific and highly-unique needs of its enterprise customer...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch SureFlap has an app-controlled pet door in the pipeline
 Finally coming to the pet tech space this summer: an app-controlled cat door that will tell you when your pet has left the building. RIP privacy for pets! Read More ...
02:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Apple has a new iMac and Pro display in the works, too
 The big news out this morning from Apple’s unprecedented sit down with the press this week is the company’s plans to tear down and rethink the Mac Pro. But a few other hardware nugge...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Vimcar, a Berlin startup that offers hardware and an app to manage company fleets, raises $5.5M
 Vimcar, a startup out of Berlin, is developing a clever tech solution to help small to medium-sized companies manage their car fleets. Read More ...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Yelp acquires Wi-Fi marketing company Turnstyle Analytics for $20 million
 Yelp this morning announced it has paid $20 million in cash to acquirethe Wi-Fi marketing company, Turnstyle Analytics, which offers a service that allows businesses to connect with their custom...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Cohesity raises $90M Series C round for its hyperconverged data platform
 Cohesity, a company that helps enterprises to store and manage all of the secondary data they create outside of their production apps, today announced that it has raised over $90 million in a Se...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Infiniti launches a startup lab in Toronto to focus on IoT and smart cities
 Nissan’s upscale auto brand Infiniti is putting down startup roots in Canada with a new accelerator designed to help spur growth of companies that focus on internet-of-things and smart cit...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Oscar Healths Mario Schlosser is coming to Disrupt NY 2017
 Oscar Health came in with a bold plan to reform healthcare in the U.S. when it launched in 2013. The idea was to sell insurance through exchanges via the Affordable Care Act, thus lowering the c...
01:42 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch The existing Mac Pro gets a spec bump as Apple goes back to the drawing board
 Apple this week took the fairly unprecedented step of announcing that it was going back to the drawing boardto re-envision theMac Pro. The company invited a handful of editors in to its inner sa...
01:42 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch The current Mac Pro gets a spec bump as Apple goes back to the drawing board for the next
 Apple this week took the fairly unprecedented step of announcing that it was going back to the drawing boardto re-envision theMac Pro. The company invited a handful of editors in to its inner sa...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Bizzabo gets $6.5M Series A to make organizing events easier
 Bizzabo, a startup that wants to simplify the process of marketing events, has raised a Series A round of $6.5 million. Read More ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Resolute Ventures seals up its third fund with $65 million from investors
 Resolute Venturesjust closed its third fund with $65 million. It’s a sizable stepup from its first two funds, which closed with $47 million and $45 million, respectively. The five-year-old...
12:58 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, wins computings Nobel Prize
 Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, has been honored with the 2016 Turing Award. The award, which is often referred to as the Nobel Prize for the computing indus...
12:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro
 “If we’ve had a pause in upgrades and updates, we’re sorry for that — what happened with the Mac Pro — and we’re going to come out with something great to rep...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Glassdoor has a guide to figure out if theres a wage gap at your company
 Glassdoor wants to help companies put their money where their mouths are. Today, Glassdoor released a five-step guide to address the gender wage gap at any company. Before it gets into how to so...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Money transfer startup Azimo now lets you send money to a phone number
 Azimo, the U.K. money transfer startup backed by Rakuten, is rolling out a neat new feature that makes it a lot easier to send money through the app and should add additional network effects to ...
10:59 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Graphene used to sieve salts from seawater
 Researchers at the University of Manchester have come up with a method for controlling the permeation of graphene oxide membranes — enabling the nanomaterial to act as a sieve to desalinat...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Amino raises $25 million to match patients with doctors best qualified to help them
 Find-a-doctor app Amino has raised $25 million in a Series C round of venture funding, according to CEO and co-founder David Vivero. Highland Capital led the investment joined by Accel, Aspect V...
09:11 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Daimler and Bosch: fully autonomous cars within 5 years
 Look out, startups. The big guns are taking on autonomous driving with serious intent. Daimler, one of the largest vehiclemanufacturers in the world, announced that it is partnering with Bosch, ...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Salesforce has spent about $6 million to fix its gender and racial pay gap
 Salesforce has spent about $3 million in the last year to adjust compensation and bonuses for eleven percent of its employees, bringing thetotal spent on closing the wage gap to about $6 million...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Data Collective and SynBioBeta founder John Cumbers launch a seed stage biotech fund
 Data Collective (DCVC) is bringing Dr. John Cumbers, the founder of synthetic biology platform SynBioBeta and setting him up with his own biotech fund for pre-seed and seed stage startups, aptly...
05:34 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch WhatsApp will reportedly launch peer-to-peer payments in India within 6 months
 WhatsApp may be about to introduce peer-to-peer payments in India, which is its largest market with over 200 million users. A report from The Ken, an India-based subscription media company that ...
04:41 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Shopifys Burst is a new free stock photography resource
 Sometimes you just look at a photo and think “that would make the perfect header for a millennial-run online store for artisanal, handcrafted goods.” That’s true for basically ...
04:22 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Intel Security is McAfee again
 If you were on the internet in a certain era, you remember McAfee. It was the defensive line between you and the rest of the internet, reminding you with incessant popups that you were not hacke...
04:15 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Tesla Now Valued More Than Ford
Redfoo, formerly from LMFAO, joins us on the show to talk tech, Product Hunt launches Ask Product Hunt, Tesla is now worth more than Ford and Apple is dumping Imagination Technologies because they no ...
04:01 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch The Sonos Playbase is a home theater in a slab
 Sonos makes some of the best whole-home wireless audio gear I’ve used, bar none. I’ve tried Bluetooth and Zigbee models, wired and unwired gear, and nothing comes close to Sonos̵...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Blackstorm Labs and Rakuten launch R Games to build high-fidelity HTML5 games
 Blackstorm Labs, a startup that’s working to build technology that brings developers tools to get out games and apps more quickly through HTML5, today said it is working with Rakuten to bu...
01:06 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Clouderas IPO will test unicorn valuations
 TL;DR: Cloudera’s recent IPO filing shows a company with steep losses and rapid revenue growth. Today we’ll examine Cloudera’s finances and where it fits into the current IPO u...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Pros and cons of Oath: A Verizon Company
 Corporate identities! We love ’em. But boy is it hard to come up with good ones. Sounds like we decided to go with “Oath: A Verizon Company.” We already have a post, but I just...
12:03 am GMT - Tue, April 4, 2017
Techcrunch Trump signs resolution nullifying privacy requirements for internet providers
 It’s official: the president has signed a resolution reversing rules passed last year that would have, among other things, provided strong protections against internet providers collecting...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Adobe partners with Google to launch new open-source pan-CJK font
 A few years back,Adobe and Google teamed up to launch a new open-source font for Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) languages. Today, the two companies are expanding on this project with the lau...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Apple Fellow Rich Page on stealing jobs and Chowbotics salad-making robots
 When we first wrote about Chowbotics, their salad-making robot stirred a bit of controversy. The company promises to bring nutritious dining options to offices that don’t have a big cafete...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Yahoo AOL = Oath, for some reason
 Verizon’s long-promised Yahoo acquisition has a name. And it, for some reason, is Oath. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong acknowledged the strange new branding on Twitter earlier today after word leak...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch FCC Chairman Pai pushes for access over competition in rural broadband
 You may be familiar with FCC Chairman Pai as the Trump-appointed monster working devotedly to dismantle your internet freedom and security, but that’s not really how it is. Pai is certainl...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Googles Project Loon head is getting into nuclear power
 Google X’s raison d’tre is embracing far-out ideas, so it’s no surprise, really that former director Mike Cassidy is wading into the decidedly choppy and always controversial w...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Google claims Levandowski launched competing projects long before Otto
 Newly-released documents from Google’s October arbitration against Anthony Levandowski, one of the leads of its self-driving car project who abruptly left to launch his own startup Otto in...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Kevin Rose is going back to Cali and joining True Ventures as a venture partner
 Entrepreneur-investor Kevin Rose is relinquishing his role as CEO of Hodinkee, a New York-based site for wristwatch enthusiasts, and moving back to California. According to a newly published Med...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Author Ryan Holiday talks about the value of stoicism in a high-tech world
 Ryan Holiday made his bones as a PR guy and then revolted against the industry in his tell-all book Trust Me, I’m Lying and then, after much soul-searching, came to embrace the ancient phi...
06:57 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Iyzico, a Turkish online payments company and potential Stripe competitor, closes $15M Series C
 Iyzico, the Turkish fintech startup to let e-commerce sites and other apps easily accept online payments, has closed $15 million in a Series C round, $12 million of which was announced earlier t...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch At-home sperm health selfies are on the rise
 There seems to be a trend bubbling up for better tech to test a guy’s sperm in the privacy of his own home. A Harvard-designed sperm motility app made headlines last week with a cheap, at-...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Google Map Maker is now dead
 Google announced late last year that it would shut down Map Maker, its older, online tool that allowed anyone to contribute updates to Google Maps. The service, which had been around since 2008,...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches new certification program for mobile site developers
 Google is launching a new certification program for mobile site developers today. The exam covers everything from the basics of why mobile sites matter to how to improve mobile site speed, effec...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch The Pittsburgh Micro-Meetup is go!
 In preparation for Disrupt New York and our upcoming TC Sessions series on Robotics Matt Burns and I will be heading to Pittsburgh to talk to some startups. We have some good news! We’ve f...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix brings offline viewing to Windows 10 PCs and tablets
 Netflix added support for offline viewing oniOS and Android late last year, and today it’s bringing the same feature toWindows 10, with the exception of Windows 10 mobile devices. Arriving...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Founders Factory invests in its first two A.I. startups Iris.ai and illumr
 Founders Factory, the corporate accelerator vehicle set up by Brent Hoberman’s Founder’s Forum umbrella, has today announced the first two startups selected for their AI accelerator ...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch What to expect at TC Sessions: Justice, our diversity and inclusion in tech event
 TechCrunch Sessions: Justiceis going down on June 6 at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco and we have a jam-packed agenda featuring some of the best and brightest people working on diversity,...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter adds location sharing for business offering customer support over Direct Messages
 The Twitterverse is still reeling from Twitter’s revamp of @ replies, and scratching its head over how changing a default avatar has anything to do with addressing abuse, but the network i...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter adds location sharing for businesses offering customer support over Direct Messages
 The Twitterverse is still reeling from Twitter’s revamp of @ replies, and scratching its head over how changing a default avatar has anything to do with addressing abuse, but the network i...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Ford tops the list of automated driving leaders in new study
 Autonomous driving might seem like the province of startups and Silicon Valley, but a new independent research report from Navigant shows automaker Ford at the head of the pack when it comes to ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Automattics head of design on diversity, the three kinds of design and the four quarters of life
 John Maeda is the Head of Design and Inclusion at Automattic. In this episode, we discuss how he turned RISD into the best design school in the country, why inclusivity is the secret weapon on d...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch According to the stock market, Tesla is now worth more than Ford
 Tesla’s market capitalization is now higher than Ford’s. Tesla is trading up on the day, sending its market cap to $47.46B. And then there’s Ford, the blue chip automaker that&...
02:27 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card
 Amazon this morning announced the launch ofAmazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance by showing a barcode at a participating retailer, then having ...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Boeing and ULA demo their Emergency Egress System for crewed space launches
 Boeing and the ULAare getting closer to launching their CST-100 Starliner aboard an Atlas V rocket, as a private contractor shuttling astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The ...
02:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Product Hunt will now let you ask the community for product recommendations
 WhileProduct Hunthasalways been a great placeto discover new services and products, it’s not necessarily the best place to find a product that you need right now. For example, let’s ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch HTC launching its VR app subscription service at $7 per month
 This week, HTC will be celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of the HTC Vive VR headset. The system has been a surprising hit for the aging mobile company, which has devoted a surp...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch HTC is launching its VR app subscription service at $7 per month
 This week, HTC will be celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of the HTC Vive VR headset. The system has been a surprising hit for the aging mobile company, which has devoted a surp...
11:59 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch A look back on the golden age of Atari gaming
 This excerpt is fromJamie Lendino’sBreakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation, an amazing book that details with an obsessive’s eye the rise and fall of Atari 8 bit com...
11:34 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Report: Android overtakes Windows as the internets most used operating system
 Mobile is today as important, if not more important, than desktops when it comes to the internet and apps.A clear reminder of that comes with news of a report claiming that Google’s Androi...
11:14 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Lets meet in Skopje, Macedonia this week
 E ! I’ll be in Skopje, Macedonia (not Skokie, Illinois) for a micro-meetup on April 5, 2017. I want to hear your pitches. To sign up to pitch fill out this form. I will pick ten companies....
10:29 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch TV streaming app Molotov now has 1 million users
 French startup Molotov is trying to define the future of TV. It’s a promising start as there are now one million registered users on the platform — the service is only available in F...
09:41 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Former No. 10 aide Daniel Korski launches venture to link startups with public services
 Daniel Korski, former adviser to the ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron, has joined forces with venture investor Alexander de Carvalho to launch Public.io, a new venture to support technolo...
08:24 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Apple is developing its own graphics chips for future iPhones
 Apple is one of only a handful of phone makers to develop its own mobile processors, but now it appears that the U.S. firm will go one step further and design the graphics component itself, too....
08:24 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Apple is developing its own graphics chips for iPhones
 Apple is one of only a handful of phone makers to develop its own mobile processors, but now it appears that the U.S. firm will go one step further and design the graphics component itself, too....
07:54 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Twitters head of Asia Pacific is leaving the company after 4.5 years
 Twitter is losing thehead of its Asia Pacific business, Aliza Knox, after she announced the end of her near-five year tenure with the company. Knox was Twitter’s first hire in Asia —...
04:05 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Uber rival Grab makes first major acquisition to build out its payments platform
 Grab, Uber’s biggest rival in Southeast Asia, has completed its first major acquisition after it bought upIndonesian startup Kudo to boost its nascent mobile payments platform. Neither par...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Can Dubai achieve a happiness revolution without addressing its labor issues?
 In the novel Desperate in Dubai, Ameera Al Hakawati wrote: “Dubai is after all, a lonely, transitory place. It’s hard to maintain relationships when people are always coming and goin...
02:04 am GMT - Mon, April 3, 2017
Techcrunch Misen, the Internet-only knife brand, gets to paring
 When we last left Misen they were crowdfunding a very nice, very usable chef’s knife. They completed their crowdfunding goal and shipped the knife last year. Now they’re back with a ...
10:29 pm GMT - Sun, April 2, 2017
Techcrunch New Clerky tools help startups hire and raise funds without running into legal problems
 Clerky may not be a household name like TurboTax today, but the company’s business formation software has been called a “secret weapon” by startup founders in Silicon Valley fo...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 2, 2017
Techcrunch Commission your own traffic andconstruction studies without ever leaving bed using SpaceKnow
 The number of things that can be done from the comfort of one’s own bed has increased in recent years — shopping, banking and now geospatial analytics. Ok, it doesn’t sound sex...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 2, 2017
Techcrunch Why do developers who could work anywhere flock to the worlds most expensive cities?
 Politicians and economists lament that certain alpha regions — SF, LA, NYC, Boston, Toronto, London, Paris — attract all the best jobs while becoming repellently expensive, reducing ...
09:29 pm GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence
 It’s hard to visit a tech site these days without seeing a headline about deep learning for X, and that AI is on the verge of solving all our problems. Gary Marcus remains skeptical. Marcu...
07:47 pm GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch Lets meet in Pittsburgh on April 11
 In preparation for Disrupt New York and our upcoming TC Sessions series on Robotics Matt Burns and I will be heading to Pittsburgh to talk to some startups. We could use some help. We’re a...
07:20 pm GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch April Fools 2017: Heres the best and worst of this years pranks (so far)
 April Fools’ Day falls on a Saturday this year. Seemingly worried that the internet goes away on weekends, a bunch of companies rolled out their April Fools’ jokes a few days early.S...
07:15 pm GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat wins April Fools with its jab at Instagram
 We’ve got a whole roundup of 2017’s tech April Fools’ pranks, but this one from Snapchat deserves a little highlight all its own. Back in August of last year, Instagram copied ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Blank Check
 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 31, 2017. Doc checks AdTech’s pulse, Google poisons search with ...
04:55 pm GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch Zozis ousted CEO sues board following last weeks layoffs
 Tour and activities marketplace Zozi fired its CEO earlier this year, but employees were only just informed of this fact last week, when the ousted CEO – who hadn’t been in the offic...
03:51 pm GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch Cloudera finally ready for the public stage
 When I first met Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly in 2015at the Intel Capital Summit, we were about to go on stage for a fireside chat to discuss among other things Intel’s massive investment in hi...
03:18 pm GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch Krablr releases first diversity report
 Things are going well for Krablr, the crab pricing messaging app for millennials. Yet now that the app has managed to attract millions of crab lovers the company faces more scrutiny. That’...
03:15 pm GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch How marine biology inspired Soft Robotics industrial grippers
 On Valentine’s Day at Soft Robotics a staff member places heart-shaped marshmallow Peeps on a conveyor belt. A mechanical arm snatches them up, one by one, setting them gently in a nearby ...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | SpaceX Successfully Re-launches a Rocket
Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook, SpaceX successfully re-launches a rocket, Cloudera files for IPO and Snapchat now allows you to search Stories. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:21 am GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch Here are the frontier startups that presented at Singularity Universitys third demo day
 The nine startups participating in Singularity University’s accelerator program presented thisafternoon atMoffett Federal Airfield just outside Mountain View, CA.Singularity University, fo...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, April 1, 2017
Techcrunch Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts
 When it comes to video, the audio is pretty damn important. Hell, they even give out some sort of award for them on occasion. Moodelizer wants to put the power of suitable soundtracks in the han...
10:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely control biologically inspired soft robots
 The field of soft robotics has been the subject of increasing interest in recent years for the alternatives it presents to the rigid machines we tend to associate with the space. A team of scien...
10:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Robinhood stock trading app valued at $1.3 billion with big raise from DST
 Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood has added to its coffers, raising another big round of funding. According to sources, the round was led by Yuri Milner investment vehicle DST Global and valu...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch April Fools 2017: Heres the best and worst of this years pranks (so far)
 April Fools’ Day falls on a Saturday this year. Seemingly worried that the Internet goes away on weekends, a bunch of companies rolled out their April Fools’ jokes a few days early.S...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch If it talks like a government and acts like a government, it must be a tech giant
 The ACLU reported last year that law enforcement teamed up with Geofeedia, a software company that uses social media data to track and monitor protesters. Many were outraged. Facebook and Twitte...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch On-demand dog walking startup Wag quietly raised funding from General Catalyst and Sherpa Ventures
 Earlier this week we wrote about how two big players in the pet care business, Rover and DogVacay, decided to merge. Well sources tell us that over the past two years Wag, another player in the ...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceXs first Falcon Heavy launch could attempt upper stage recovery
 Elon Musk suggested Friday that when SpaceX does its first demonstration flight of the Falcon Heavy large payload rocket later this year, it might also include an attempt to return the upper sta...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceXs first Falcon Heavy launch could attempt upper-stage recovery
 Elon Musk suggested Friday that when SpaceX does its first demo flight of the Falcon Heavy large payload rocket later this year, it might also include an attempt to return the upper stage back t...
07:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Job satisfaction survey says tech, while bad, is better than other industries for women
 Tech may grab headlines for its misogyny and racial biases, but when it comes to job satisfaction, professional women still rank it as the best industry to work in, according to a survey by the ...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Cloudera posts long-awaited IPO filing
 Cloudera, the enterprise big datacompany that’s received significant backing from Intel, hasunveiled its much-anticipated IPO filing. In the S-1, we get a glance at their financials. Reven...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch NASA tests robotic tools to crack the surface of icy moons
 While the Mars rovers are searching the red planet for water over the next decade, there are whole moons full of the stuff just waiting for us to come visit. At least, that’s the theory. B...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch How Stories Search makes Snapchat a real-time YouTube
 Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what’s going on now everywhere. Today Snapchat launched Sea...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Weekly Roundup: A big win for SpaceX, Congress votes to let ISPs sell your browsing history
 SpaceX gets a big win after successfully relaunching a Falcon 9 rocket, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is officially unveiled and more details surface on Elon Musk’s new company. These are the top ...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon quietly launches its own social media influencer program into beta
 Social media influencers – like Instagram stars or YouTube celebs – often promote products they like, either as part of a brand relationship or as means of generating income through ...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter is getting rid of the egg avatar because that will totally fix the abuse problem
 Everyone knows thatTwitter has a harassment problem. And while the service has tried things like banning abusive users (both on a temporary and permanent basis) it hasn’t really fixed the ...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter is getting rid of the egg avatar (because that will totally fix the abuse problem)
 Everyone knows that Twitter has a harassment problem. And while the service has tried things like banning abusive users (both on a temporary and permanent basis) it hasn’t really fixed the...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Stealthy gaming company Wonder is ready to tease its new mystery hardware
 Wonder, the incredibly stealthy new gaming company, has quietly created a signup page for information and perks related to its plans for global domination of the gaming market from its Los Angel...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Women in tech are still an undervalued pipeline for innovation
 Women tech founders face an uphill battle getting in front of VCs and raising money. That’s true in Silicon Valley, which still has the look of a college fraternity, and it’s true in...
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat now lets you search across over 1 million Stories
 Snapchat has opened up search across over 1 million curated public Stories, with a new feature release that could be a very helpful tool not only for users, but for advertisers, too. The search ...
04:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Apple releases new colorful Apple Watch ad
 Apple just released a new video ad on its YouTube channel for the Apple Watch Series 2. There are two interesting things about this ad. It’s a colorful, cheerful clip that wants to turn th...
04:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch The post office will now email you photos of your mail before its delivered
 Informed Delivery is a service from the United States Postal Service that scans the outside of your mail and shows you the images each morning before the mail is actually delivered. Whilethe USP...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch GVs Tom Hulme on AI, life sciences, and the Alphabet VCs future in Europe
 GV — the VC owned by Google’s Alphabet and formerly known as Google Ventures — has had a few ups and downs in Europesince first setting up its stall here in London in2014. It i...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch GVs Tom Hulme on AI, life sciences and the Alphabet VCs future in Europe
 GV has had a few ups and downs in Europe since first setting up its stall here in London in 2014. Fast-forward to today, however, and GV is still here and appears to be gearing up to be more vis...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Starbucks is going to try out a mobile order-only store
 Starbucks introduced its mobile ordering system in 2015, and it’s been a victim of its own success in some ways. Customers at popular spots are eager to use the mobile ordering system to c...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Twilio now lets developers send and receive faxes
No, this is not an April Fools’ joke:cloud communications platform Twilio today announcedthe launch of its “programmable fax” service. While Twilio’s general focus has been on ...
02:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Dear @Jack, I dont love Twitter anymore
 Oh how innocent we were. How full of hope for the possibility of a 140-character microblogging service. For the joy it could bring, and the good we could do together.Now I look back and I just f...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Apple opens its App Accelerator in India
 Apple is investing into the Indian ecosystem by opening its first App Accelerator in Bengaluru. The company announced plans to open this program back in May 2016. Developers who sign up will get...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Equity Podcast: Dropboxs capital appetite and average revenue per dog
 Welcome to the third episode of Equity, TechCrunch’s newest podcast. Each week we dive into the startup and venture capital worlds, with a special focus on where they collide. This week ou...
11:30 am GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch We need a New Deal to address the economic risks of automation
 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has a surprisingly naive take on the issue ofAI and robots replacing human jobs. Mnuchin, who said earlier, that human obsolescence is “not even on our ra...
10:01 am GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Travauxlib takes care of your home renovation for you
 French startup Travauxlib matches you with construction companies so that they can take care of your home. The company raised $1.9 million (1.8 million) from Xavier Niel, Breega Capital and Bpif...
09:59 am GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Matternet cleared to fly blood samples in delivery drones over Swiss cities
 The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) has granted Matternet a certification allowing their delivery drones to fly autonomously over cities at any time of day or night. Clearing this...
07:05 am GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch A UK entrepreneur takes flight by attaching miniature jet engines to his limbs
 A YouTube collection of grainy video clips highlights the progress Gravity founder Richard Browning has made toward his outlandish dream over the past year. Each seems more terrifying than the l...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, March 31, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Dropbox Uploads $600 Million Credit Line
Twitter stops counting @ replies, Dropbox takes a $600 million credit line, Audi acquires Silvercar and Toyota drives deeper into AI research. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...