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11:22 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch A history of video game console failures
 The history of console gaming is littered with high-profile flops, middling also-rans and vaporware never-weres. In fact, the stories of console failures are perhaps even more compelling than th...
11:01 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch Revoluts $5.3 million crowdfunding campaign is oversubscribed
 Fintech startup Revolut just raised a ton of money. But grabbing $66 million from respected VC firms wasn’t enough (50 million). For the second time, Revolut asked its user base to invest ...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch The attention economy created by Silicon Valley is bankrupting us
 “The attention economy” is shaping everything about contemporary life, according to Google’s former design ethicist, Tristan Harris. That economy has brought us Donald Trump by...
08:19 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch Apple issues statement regarding removal of unlicensed VPN apps in China
 Apple has issued a statement regarding last night’s removal of ‘most major’ VPN apps from the App Store in China. Read More ...
07:21 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch Elad Gil and Silicon Valleys bright future in cryptocurrency, genetics and health tech
 Elad Gil is running around the Color Genomics office when I come to meet him for a little sit-down. The place is full for a Friday afternoon. There’s a worker taking calls on the couch in ...
05:47 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch A disappointed Pokmon GO Fest attendee has proposed class-action lawsuit against Niantic
 For many, Pokmon GO is so summer 2016. But at least 20,000 people are still die-hard fans of the game, as proven by their participation in Pokmon GO Fest in Chicago’s Grant Park last week....
04:29 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Stories unlocks public sharing
 Facebook could jumpstart its Snapchat clone by letting social media stars and public figures post Stories publicly. When Facebook Stories launched globally in March, you could only share to all ...
04:11 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch Apples capitulation to Chinas VPN crack-down will return to haunt it at home
 Yesterday Apple removed all major VPN apps from its App Store in the country. These VPNs aided internet users there to get around the government’s vast system of censorship and access unce...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch Why BMW is betting on the cloud
 In 10 years, when autonomous driving is mainstream, we’ll have a fundamentally different relationship with our cars and driving in general. Every major car company is fully aware of this, ...
03:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch Addressing unjust US surveillance policies
 As the new administration’s rhetoric around maintaining public safety reaches a fever pitch, cutting-edge surveillance technologies are being rolled out and used on the American public ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch When Snowden mattered
 Four years ago, the deep state was the enemy. Edward Snowden had just revealed its machinations. The head of the NSA was angrily catcalled during his Black Hat keynote. “We”–ha...
11:28 am GMT - Sun, July 30, 2017
Techcrunch Carwow, a UK startup that helps you buy a new car, raises $39M Series C
 Carwow, a platform that helps you buy a new car, has closed $39 million in Series C funding. The round was led by new investor Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Bald...
08:56 pm GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Tracking my life with tech to improve my life
 There’s this idea that if we quantify and track our lives, our lives will be better. But I’m not so sure about that. Over the past week, I’ve tracked both my sleep and bedroom ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Startups want to change what you insure and how you insure it
 In an insurer’s ideal world, there’d be a profitable policy for every conceivable risk. Click once, and you’re covered. But in the real world, insurance hasn’t kept up wi...
04:39 pm GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Im going to do exactly what this travel startup tells me to do
 I’m gearing up for another trip, but instead of taking a sleep pod bus, I’m flying (like a normal person) to Berlin. I’m going with my mom, who has never been out of the countr...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Authory wants to help journalists raise their voices
 Journalists wanting a neat way to back up and showcase their writing should take a look at Authory: a new service that promises to save your work from tumbling into a digital abyss — i.e. ...
08:59 am GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China
 The Chinese government’s crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the country’s censorship syst...
07:02 am GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch Planned for November
Falcon Heavy launch is set for November, i.am+ acquires Wink and Stitch Fix has confidentially filed for an IPO. All this on Cruch Report. Read More ...
06:26 am GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Your smartphone is the key for the Tesla Model 3
 The Tesla Model 3 is unique in a lot of ways, but one of the more interesting is its use of your smartphone as the only key – there’s not fob, even, let alone an ignition for a tradi...
06:16 am GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Up close with the Tesla Model 3, inside and out
 The Tesla Model 3 was delivered to its first 30 customers at a special event for employees at Tesla’s Fremont factory on Friday night. Here’s a look at some images of a few of those ...
04:09 am GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla is focused on Model 3 production challenges at launch
 Tesla revealed more about its brand-new Model 3 than it ever has before just in time for the first deliveries to customers. We know the details of pricing and available options, as well as a bit...
04:06 am GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Everything you want to know about the Tesla Model 3
 The Tesla Model 3 is now a known quantity – we have information about the different kit options available at launch, as well as interior and exterior measurements, and car performance and ...
04:05 am GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Heres what its like to drive the Tesla Model 3
 Ahead of Tesla’s Model 3 handover event, I got to drive one – a black version with the Premium Upgrade Package. Not for long mind you: I drove it around Tesla’s Fremont factory...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal co-founder Luke Nosek leaving Founders Fund, reportedly for SpaceX-focused fund
 Founders Fund just lost one of its founders. Luke Nosek, known for starting PayPal with Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin and Ken Howery, is off to start something new.Known as a member of the...
01:05 am GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch Sprint could sell pieces to Comcast and Charter before attempting T-Mobile merger
 T-Mobile and Sprint have been in merger talks for a long while now, but the latter may be attempting to jockey for position by allying itself with Charter and Comcast. Sprint would likely be sel...
12:16 am GMT - Sat, July 29, 2017
Techcrunch CRISPRd human embryos doesnt mean designer babies are around the corner
 Earlier this week scientists stunned us with the announcement they’d genetically altered the first human embryos in the U.S. using CRISPR technology — but don’t hold your breat...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Dear Floyd Mayweather, youre why the SEC exists
 DearFloyd Mayweather, While perusing Facebook, I chanced across your post drumming up interest in the upcoming Stoxinitial coin offering (ICO). I understand your motivations in wanting to divers...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Real estate site Redfin soars 45% after IPO
 It was a great day for Redfin, the Seattle-based real estate site which finally went public after 13 years as a startup. After pricing above the range at $15 per share and raising $138 million, ...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Real estate site Redfin soars 45% after IPO; CEO calls it Amazon of real estate
 It was a great day for Redfin, the Seattle-based real estate site which finally went public after 13 years as a startup. After pricing above the range at $15 per share and raising $138 million, ...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Redfin soars 45% after IPO; CEO calls it Amazon of real estate
 It was a great day for Redfin, the Seattle-based real estate site that finally went public after 13 years as a startup. After pricing higher than expected at $15 per share and raising $138 milli...
07:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Using eye smiles to predict the state of your whole face in VR
 They say you can tell a real smile because it reaches the eyes. Of course, that just means we all have to learn to fake that kind of smile, too. But the subtle expressiveness of our eyeball area...
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Gas pump card skimmer now phones home
 In an unsurprising move by credit card thieves police have found a new credit card skimmer that sends stolen data via SMS. By tearing apart cheap phones, crooks are able to send credit card info...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch iRobots CEO says the company never planned to sell Roomba home mapping data
 This was not the conversation iRobot CEO Colin Angle expected to have this week. In the past few days, iRobot posted excellent Q2 earnings, thanks to brisk Prime Day Roomba sales, andacquired it...
07:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Anonymous app Whisper lays off 20% of staff to survive
 Startups are dying all over the place as last year’s investment cool-off leads many to run out of cash. But Whisper refuses to race into the graveyard like fellow anonymous social apps Sec...
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon reportedly acquired GameSparks for $10M to build out its gaming muscle
 Amazon and its enterprise cloud division AWS have been making a number of moves to expand the company as a platform to build and host games. One of the latest developments has been an acquisitio...
06:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Foxconns long con
 Foxconn CEO Terry Gou and President Trump recently announced a plan to bring 3,000 jobs to Wisconsin at what appears to be a flat screen manufacturing plant. The political press ate it up, alter...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Unhack the vote
 Voting is the free world’s Achilles heel and/or Trojan horse. Valid voters are suppressed. Vote audits are suppressed. Voter registration systems are hacked. And the worst-case scenario of...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Life Bots new Alexa app can text you reminders, help with daily activities
 A new voice app from Life Bot wants to make it easier to use Amazon Alexa as a digital assistant, by aiding with your daily routines and learning your personal preferences. At launch, Life Bot&#...
06:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Placecast launches new product to verify the location data in mobile ad campaigns
 Alistair Goodman, CEO of mobile marketing company Placecast, said location data is the “next frontier” when it comes to ad measurement and verification. For example, Goodman pointed ...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts slow creep back into mobile
 Despite an early lead with Windows Mobile and Windows CE — and spending billions on Nokia’s mobile business — Microsoft has been on its heels in the mobile device market since ...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch What to expect from Tesla as the Model 3 hits the road
 The first 30 Tesla Model 3s are officially being delivered to their owners later today, meaning there’s a non-zero chance you’ll see them on roads in California, and not for testing....
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Stitch Fix has confidentially filed for an IPO
 Stitch Fix has filed confidentially for an initial public offering, setting itself up for another big test for the IPO market in the near future. This marks the beginning of the official beginni...
04:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Apple paid Nokia $2 billion as part of a patent lawsuit settlement
 After a quick fight, Apple and Nokia settled a patent lawsuit back in May. But the two companies didn’t comment on the value of this settlement. While terms of the deal are still undisclos...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch CocuSocial is a marketplace for affordable cooking classes
 CocuSocial was founded on a simple premise: traditional cooking classes, while fun, are usually way too expensive and intensive. This means that many potential customers may be scared away by th...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter tests a $99 monthly automatic Tweet promotion service
 Twitter might have found an interesting halfway point between charging subscriptions and its traditional advertising revenue model – automatic promoted tweets for a flat $99 monthly fee, w...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon gets into shoes and handbags with its new private fashion label The Fix
 Amazon is again expanding its presence in the fashion industry with this week’s launch of yet another private label brand, The Fix. The new label for Prime members is aimed at women and fe...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Apples Lisa Jackson to talk about the environmental and social role of tech companies at Disrupt SF
 The tech industry has become so big that it now plays a much bigger role than just enabling productivity and fostering economic growth. Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lis...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch A race is underway to repair our hearing with medicine
 The reality is that from a very young age, our hearing is now under assault.Little wonder that one in eight people in the United States aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears, base...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Eero acquihires smart home management startup Thington
 Mesh WiFi router company Eerowants to provide an easy way for consumers to connect and connect withall the smart devices in their home. As it looks to build more intelligence around how those de...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Eero acqui-hires smart home management startup Thington
 Mesh Wi-Fi router company Eerowants to provide an easy way for consumers to connect and connect withall the smart devices in their home. As it looks to build more intelligence around how those d...
03:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Sandsifter checks your processor for secrets
 Are you sufficiently paranoid? If you’re not, there’s now Sandsifter. This project, just announced at Defcon 2017, tests your x86 processor for hidden instructions and bugs. “S...
02:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch AWS wont be ceding its massive market share lead anytime soon
 Now that all the major cloud players have reported their earnings, we have seen some eye-popping growth numbers, particularly from Microsoft. Yet in spite of that, AWS maintains a significant ma...
02:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Laurene Powell Jobs Emerson Collective is buying a majority stake in The Atlantic
 Emerson Collective, the organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, has agreed topurchase a majority stake in The Atlantic. In a memo to the staff of The Atlantic, chairman and owner David Brad...
02:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Wattpad takes chat fiction beyond text with launch of Tap Originals
 Chat fiction apps are among some of the most popular in the App Store, thanks to their highly engaged, largely teenage to young adult fan base who enjoy reading thrilling stories told in the for...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch The Information launches a media startup accelerator
 Jessica Lessin’s The Information has found success with a focus on cultivating a dedicated, narrow audience willing to pay a premium for quality content, and now it wants to help other you...
01:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch How to watch Teslas Model 3 handover event live
 If you want to check out the Tesla Model 3 special handover event, where the carmaker will provide its first 30 production vehicles to a group of early buyers (mostly staff), then you’re i...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Facebook good, everyone else bad
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s running social science experiment concerning the memorization of esoteric numbers and venture capital-themed podcast. This week we had the ful...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch HotelFlex lets you check in and out of a hotel at whatever time you want
 Most would agree that the worst part of traveling is timing the hotel check in. Either you get off a redeye and have to figure out what to do all day while waiting to check in, or you arrive lat...
08:32 am GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Expedia invests $350M in Traveloka to create Southeast Asias newest unicorn
 Expedia is deepening its focus on Southeast Asia after it invested $350 million in Traveloka, an online travel portal based out of Indonesia. A source close to the deal confirmed that the invest...
03:51 am GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Xiaomi secures $1B loan to expand its international presence and offline retail footprint
 Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has secured a $1 billion loan in order to develop its international focus and build out its offline sales presence. The company revealed today that it has secured...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceXs very first Falcon Heavy launch set for this November
 Falcon Heavy, the high-capacity rocket created by SpaceX designed for bringing very large loads to orbit and beyond, will get its first launch this coming November, according to SpaceX founder a...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Jeff Bezos Becomes Worlds Richest Person*
Jeff Bezos becomes the richest man on earth, CEO of Kickstarter is looking to step down this year, Apple is discontinuing the iPod Shuffle and Nano and Cristiano Ronaldo is getting more involved in te...
02:24 am GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Meg Whitman says shes not going to Uber
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman wants everyone to know that’snotgoing to Uber. Bloomberg and Recode had reported that she was on the short list for the CEO spot, but she took to...
01:57 am GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Redfin real estate site prices IPO at $15, valuing company at $1.2 billion
 Redfin, the real estate site based in Seattle, has finally raised its IPO. Founded in 2004, this was 13 years in the making. Despite an ugly patent lawsuit from a former co-founder over one of R...
01:40 am GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Mattress startup Purple merges with NY shell company in $1.1 billion deal
 Purple, a Utah-based mattress startup announcedtoday it will merge withGlobal Partner Acquisition Corp (GPAC) in a deal that would value the company at $1.1 billion. Purple was already well on i...
01:33 am GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch AltspaceVR social app is shutting down
 Social VR app AltspaceVR is shutting down its main service after running out of cash. The app was one of the first VR social experiences to gain traction and was available across a variety of pl...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks Instant Articles restore subscription options they previously stripped
 Facebook has announced that news sites which rely on paid subscriptions, limiting readers to a certain number of articles per week, will now be able to do so through Instant Articles. The compan...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, July 28, 2017
Techcrunch i.am buys Wink, the smart home hub previously owned by Flextronics and Quirky
 Wink — the smart home hub and platform originally incubated inside the failed connected object maker Quirky, and then acquired by Flextronics(now known as Flex) as part-payment for Quirky&...
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Dropbox is reportedly inching closer to a potential IPO
 Dropbox may be taking another step in itsvery slow shuffle toward an IPO, and is now working with Goldman Sachs to prepare documents that could be filed as soon as this year, according to a repo...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon launches The Hub, parcel delivery lockers for apartment buildings
 Amazon may be getting ever deeper into a range of virtual products like media content and cloud services, but it is also continuing to add more features to lock down the bread and butter of its ...
11:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Googles cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads
 Approximately 2 million people have installed the YouTube TV app, Google’s live TV service aimed at a younger generation of cord cutters, as well as those who never signed up for tradition...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch The evolution of the iPod
 Earlier today, Apple announced that it’s finally discontinuing the iPod nano and shuffle once and for all, making the touch the last iPod standing. Four years after the end of the iPod cla...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch When your fear is my opportunity
 Politicians scare you to stay in office. Police forces scare you to get worshipful adulation and military equipment. And the information security industry scares you to get more money, power, an...
09:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch It looks like Amazon would be losing a lot of money if not for AWS
 Amazon reported its second-quarter earnings today, and it was a bit of a whiff — and a bummer for Jeff Bezos, who is now no longer the solar system’s richest human and has been releg...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch High Times weed magazine goes public but ditches IPO
 IPO? How about HighPO? The 43-year-old marijuana media brand High Times has found a shortcut to going public: It sold itself to an already public shell company, of which High Times share holders...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos brief stint as worlds richest human ends with Amazons second quarter whiff
 Amazon reported its earnings today, wherein a whiff in earnings sent the stock down around 3% and brought CEO Jeff Bezos back to reality as the, once again, second richest human in the known Sol...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos brief stint as worlds richest human ends with Amazons second-quarter whiff
 Amazon reported its earnings today, wherein a whiff in earnings sent the stock down around 3 percent and brought CEO Jeff Bezos back to reality as the, once again, second-richest human in the kn...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Intel beats earnings expectations as it manages to maintain growth in its Data Center Group
 Intel declared $14.8 billion in revenue this afternoon and earnings per share of 72 cents. This represents a solid beat as analysts had expected revenues of $14.41 billion and EPS of 68 cents. T...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Someone made the Take On Me music video come to life with AR and its glorious
 Pack it on up, everyone — someone just won ARKit.We’ve seen loooots of fun stuff made with ARKit already, but this one… this one is something special.Back in 1984, A-Ha release...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch The AR thirst is real, please @ me
 Game developer Chip Sineni of TRIXI studios created a clever AR experiment based on A-Ha’s seminal video for Take On Me. It is pretty fun. It’s also garnering a lot of attention from...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Timekettles WT2 real-time translation earpieces enable ordinary conversation across language barriers
At TechCrunch’s event in Shenzhen last month, we had a chance to test out the WT2, a clever and ambitious device from startup TimeKettle. It’s a pair of wireless earpieces; each person in ...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch 30 years of the GIF
 Few technologies survive more than 5 years — let alone 30 years — without significant change. In the last 10 years alone, our phones gained 20x the processing power and added capabil...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Wit.ai is shutting down Bot Engine as Facebook rolls NLP into its updated Messenger Platform
 Wit.ai announced this morning in a blog post that it would be sunsetting its Bot Engine. The Facebook-owned company builds developer tools for natural language processing to help engineers build...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts Imagine Cup crowns its 15th winner, the X.GLU smart glucose meter for kids
 Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup, a global competition of high-tech student projects, reached its culmination this week accompanied by the usual pomp at the company’s headquarters in R...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Patook wants to be Tinder for platonic friendships
 Technology isn’t necessarily the best solution for forging new real life connections, whatever the collective marketing spiel of the web’s social giants likes to claim. But Patook is...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Embody an 80s family robot in Funny or Dies feature-length VR flick Miyubi
 In VR, we’re all robots, but some experiences make that a bit more apparent than others. Today, Oculus is releasing a VR comedy called “Miyubi.”The experience, produced by Funn...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Net30 wants to fix the construction industrys payments problem
 The invoicing and payments process in the commercial construction industry is broken. It takes a median of about 70 days to get paid, which means contractors are often stuck without enough worki...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Cycflix lets you watch Netflix, but only if you keep up the pace
 Netflix (and social media, and Seamless, and the convenience economy, and so on) has totally wrecked my fitness routine. But a new program from Dublin Institute of Technology student Ronan Byrne...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle and doubles iPod touch capacities to 32GB and 128GB
 Get out the Kleenex and hit play on the Boyz II Men musical montages — it’s officially the end of an era. Three years after discontinuing the iPod classic, Apple is finally doing the...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler will step down this year
 Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter co-founder and CEO, is going to step down from his role at the company later this year, he wrote in a blog post last night. Kickstarter is now actively looking for ...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch UpCodes makes researching building regulations less exhausting for architects
 For architects, complying with building codes means navigating labyrinthine layers of regulations that vary between municipalities. Sorting through different codes and keeping track of updates i...
03:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Comcasts Instant TV service for cord cutters could launch by year-end
 Comcast’s newest entry into the market of streaming TV services aimed at cord cutters could be launched later this year, according to statements made by executives on the company’s e...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos beats out Bill Gates to become worlds richest person
 Ahead of its earnings later today, Amazon stock hit an all-time high during intraday trading and with it CEO Jeff Bezos’ estimated wealth hit $90.9 billion, Bloomberg reports. This number ...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Hear dispatches from the frontiers of security and privacy at Disrupt SF 2017
 Your data is in demand: just about everyone, from hackers and scammers to multinationals and governments wants it. How can you keep it safe? How can we set limits on tracking, advertising, and t...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter is having a very bad day
 Twitter reported its second-quarter earnings today, and it did not go over well. As a result, the stock is down more than 12% in trading today — which is a very Twitter thing to happen, so...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Peer5 raises $2.5M for its peer-to-peer approach to streaming video
 Peer5, which helps publishers stream video to large audiences, is announcing that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. I wrote about the startup earlier this year when it was part of Y Co...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Cristiano Ronaldo acquires digital agency to launch his 7EGEND venture
 Sporting stars have followed Hollywood and music industry celebrities into the world of startups and tech investing, but until now the world’s biggest soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo, has...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Sling TV to host pay-per-view events, starting this weekend with UFC fight
 Dish’s streaming service for cord cutters, Sling TV, will host its first ever pay-per-view event this weekend, by offering coverage of UFC: 214: Cormier v. Jones 2. The fight between forme...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch BuzzFeed is getting into the smart appliance business with the Tasty One Top
 Here’s a sentence I never expected to write: BuzzFeed is making its first smart appliance, the Tasty One Top, available for pre-order.It sounds a little weird for a digital media company t...
01:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube Red and Google Play Music to merge, says report
 Google Play Music and YouTube Red will be merged to create a new streaming service, according to a report from The Verge, which Google then essentially confirmed with a statement indicating that...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch We probably still need some more numbers for this Very Important Twitter Chart
 I’m reviewing the transcript in my notes of Twitter’s second-quarter earnings call — which definitely did not go well, with the stock crashing more than 10% — and it seem...
01:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Mitel to buy ShoreTel for $430 million to create unified communications powerhouse
 Sometimes combining two companies that compete in the same market provides a quick way to leapfrog your market share. That was likely the thinking behind Mitel’s decision to buy ShoreTel t...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch GoPros CEO believes a simple video editing app holds the key to the companys future
 Nick Woodman believes QuikStories represents the path forward for GoPro. The company’s founder/CEO doesn’t hold back. “You can say this is the biggest thing we’ve done to...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Rent the Runway is launching same-day delivery, starting in NYC
 Rent the Runway customers can now be one step closer to actually not having a closet. The company just announced they are launching same-day delivery in NYC, with plans to expand to other market...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft updates PowerApps and Flow with a focus on deeper integrations and advanced workflows
 Microsoft today is launching a couple of major updates to PowerApps, its low-code service for quickly building line-of-business applications, and Flow, its business-centric IFTTT competitor. Whi...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Russian scientists put a defibrillator on a drone
 In what looks like a potentially useful use of drone technology, Russian scientists at the Moscow Technology Institute have stuck a defibrillator on a drone so it can be remote piloted to a pers...
12:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Sonys a7S II stuns with 4K footage from outside the International Space Station
 Sony’s lineup of full-frame mirrorless cameras are impressive, and have become a staple for videographers and photographers worldwide. But now, the a7S II has gone beyond just our world, c...
12:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Fords Chariot shuttles are expanding to New York City
 Ford is adding its largest market yet for Chariot, the crowd-sourced shuttle service that it acquired last September. Chariot began operations in San Francisco, where the former startup ran comm...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Salesforce claims you can set up customer service apps in Service Cloud update in less than a day
 Salesforce announced an update to its Service Cloudtoday, which the company says enables non-technical administrators to build a customer service app with connected services in less than day.Tha...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Salesforce claims you can set up customer service in Service Cloud update in less than a day
 Salesforce announced an update to its Service Cloudtoday, which the company says enables non-technical administrators to build a customer service organization with connected services in less tha...
11:21 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Verizon Q2 meets on $0.96 EPS, sales down 2% YOY, plans $1B in synergies in Oath
 Verizon Communications has been investing in building out new areas of business like media and wireless services to offset declines in legacy products like fixed telephony, and today it released...
11:11 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Twitters user growth goes nowhere and the stock is collapsing
 The small nice-ish story Twitter had going for itself for the past few quarters was that, at the very least, its monthly active users were growing quarter-over-quarter. While MAUs might not be t...
11:08 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Baidu teams up with PayPal to take its Chinese mobile wallet global
 PayPal has continued its strategy of expanding its presence on mobile after it revealed a tie-up with Baidu. The arrangement will allow the Chinese firm’s 100 million mobile wallet users t...
10:52 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Devialet announces surround sound TV speaker with Sky
 French speaker maker Devialet just announced a brand new speaker in partnership with British broadcasting company Sky. The Sky Soundbox is a single speaker designed for your TV. It’s rough...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Callsign pulls in $35M Series A for its adaptive authentication platform
 London-based Callsignhas closed a $35 million Series A, led by Accel and early stage investor PTB Ventures, for an authentication platform which uses deep learning technology to power adaptive a...
09:52 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Cool Cousins social app for travellers raises $2M round, led by Elevator Fund
 Imagine if you could go to the profile of a friend of Foursquare and instead of scrolling through the long list of coffee shops they’d checked into in Berlin, you could simply click a butt...
09:37 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Flipkart is all set to buy rival Snapdeal in major Indian e-commerce consolidation
 The long running saga over the future of Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal may be close to a conclusion at last. The company has been repeatedly link with an acquisition by rival Flipkart, and now...
08:23 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung posts record quarterly profit despite scandals
 Despite being slammed by scandals, Samsung just recorded a record quarter of business with a net profit of $9.9 billion for Q2 2017. The Korea firm has been rocked by the recall of the Galaxy No...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Brolly, an AI-driven insurance app, raises 1M seed round led by Valar Ventures and Pi Labs
 Brolly, a U.K. ‘insurtech’ startup that offers an app to help you manage and purchase various insurance products, has raised 1 million in seed funding. Valar Ventures, the U.S.-based...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch LG says its flagship G6 smartphone isnt selling as well as expected
 LG’s mobile business is in a sticky patch after the company admitted its flagship LG G6 smartphone hasn’t sold as well as expected. LG Electronics itself posted a business-wide opera...
05:34 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch WeWork launches dedicated China business backed by $500M from investors
 WeWork is making a big move to win the co-working market in China after it announcedthe creation of a standalone WeWork China business, backed by $500 million from existing backers SoftBank andH...
04:25 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Slack is raising a $250 million round at $5 billion valuation
 Enterprise messaging service Slack is raising a $250 million round at a $5 billion valuation, TechCrunch has confirmed. We’re hearing that SoftBank, Accel Partners and other existing inves...
03:15 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch In the murky world of ICOs, this young founder aims to lead the way
 When it comes to initial coin offerings, or ICOs, there’s plainly a lot that investors still don’t understand.Though start-ups and founders haveraised more than $1 billion so far 201...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | SEC Starts Regulating ICOs
Smallest spacecraft ever launched makes it into low-earth orbit, the SEC starts regulating ICOs and a new dating app only for verified Twitter users. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Now launches in Singapore, its first market in Southeast Asia
 It’s official — Amazon has launched its Prime New delivery service in Singapore, its first market in Southeast Asia. The Amazon apps went live in Singapore early last night local tim...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch HTC teases a standalone Vive VR headset for China
 Today at ChinaJoy, HTC announced that it is working on a standalone headset for Chinese markets built on its own Viveport content platform. The headset appears to be cosmetically identical to th...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, July 27, 2017
Techcrunch HotelTonight now lets you upgrade to a suite for 50% off
 Hotel Tonight just launched a new feature that lets users upgrade to suites on the cheap. If available, the option will pop up during checkout, and will always cost less than 50% of the standard...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch A running list of every company backed by the $93B SoftBank Vision Fund
 When SoftBank announced the first close of its $93 billion Vision Fund back in May, it was hard to understand how the company would even manage to deploy so much capital in an already saturated ...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Kaspersky Lab releases free antivirus software in global push
 Kaspersky Lab has launched a free version of its antivirus software in the U.S. with plans for a global rollout over the next four months. Called Kaspersky Free, the software provides the core e...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Heres how much the best Overwatch players will make in Blizzards new pro league
 E-sports is maturing at a rapid pace. What once was only found on a Twitch stream here and there is now becoming the new favored spectator sport for an entire generation of gamers. Blizzard rece...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Medium acquires Talkshow Industries, with CEO Michael Sippey becoming Mediums head of product
 Medium has a new head of product, while the startup behind the defunct texting app Talkshow appears to be done for good. Talkshow Industries was led by Michael Sippey, who’d spent two year...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch WhatsApp hits 1B daily users while its Snapchat clone rockets to 250M
 Facebook is winning the race to bring Snapchat’s Stories format to the rest of the world before its originator. WhatsApp Status, its version of Snapchat Stories, now has 250 million daily ...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Logitech Circle 2 is a great surveillance system, but for a price
 Accessible home monitoring should be more than just being able to buy a security camera. It means having a packaged software experience, where you should be able to link cameras over a secure cl...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft launches Windows Bounty program, offering awards up to $250,000
 Microsoft has been running a bounty program for a few years now, launching it just ahead of the release of Windows 8.1 back in mid-2013. At the time, the company was awarding up to $50,000 for e...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Walmart cancels SNES Classic pre-orders, says technical glitch made it appear
 A few days ago — seemingly out of nowhere — a product page for Nintendo’s upcoming SNES Classic went live on Walmart.com, complete with a pre-order button. The Twitterverse lit...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Meg Whitman steps down from HPs board
 Meg Whitman is stepping down from HP Inc.’s board, where she was chairman, the company announced Wednesday. Chip Bergh, CEO of Levi Strauss, will be taking her place. Whitman remains at th...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Teslas Top 10 Project Loveday videos reveal truly dedicated fans
 Tesla is holding a video contest at the suggestion of a 10-year old fan named Bria Loveday, who asked the automaker to hold a competition among fans to see which ones could create the best video...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook beats in Q2 with $9.32B revenue despite slower user growth
 Facebook’s hot streak continued with a strong Q2 2017 earnings report. It earned $9.32 billion and $1.32 in GAAP actual EPS, compared to estimates of $9.2 billion revenue and $1.13 EPS.Rev...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal growing faster than expected
 Payments giant PayPal is growing faster than what analysts were expecting, according to the latest numbers.For the second quarter of 2017, PayPal brought in $3.14 billion in revenue, when analys...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks CSO: the security industry needs to change
 Every summer, suited and/or black-clad security geeks flock en masse to the sun-drenched surreality of Las Vegas for “Hacker Summer Camp”: a full week of various security and hacker ...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch The CRISPR patent battle is back on as UC Berkeley files an appeal
 The University of California Berkeley has filed an appeal in a heated CRISPR patent interference case that ruled in the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard’s favor last earlier this year. L...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Bullish: Increasing access to technology for blind people
 Technology can be central to the lives of the 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, as long as they know how to use it. That’s where Erin Lauridsen, access te...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch The IPO market in 2017? Underwhelming so far, underscores a new survey
 The IPO market isn’t looking much more vibrant than last year, underscores a new survey. That could be discouraging for those who hoped a blah year would lead to a booming one. In fact, un...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Tech leaders respond to Trumps ban of transgender people in the military
 With Obamacare reform back from the dead and wending its way toward a substantive vote, the Trump administration has decided that two massive national policy controversies are better than one. I...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Judge rules Anthony Levandowski can be called to testify in Uber/Waymo trial
 In the latest hearing to define the scope of the upcoming trial between self-driving technology rivals Waymo and Uber, District Judge William Alsup said Anthony Levandowski, the star engineer at...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter adds updates about interesting links, trends and accounts to its Notifications tab
 Your Notifications tab on Twitter might be getting a little more busy. The company recently added a new feature to this section on both mobile and web, which aims to clue you into what people yo...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram is down for some users
 Instagram seems to be down for some users. According to the live outage map on Down Detector, the service is not performing well for some folks in the U.S. and Europe. While it went down for me ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Is the US Supreme Court decision regarding uniforms worth cheering for?
 Imagine a Warhol painting. It’s an original work of art, protected by copyright. Now, imagine the painting printed on a shirt. Is it still a copyrightable work? Absolutely. Now, imagine th...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch The OOOI Analog is the best of both horological worlds
 Butler Watch is run by pilot Corey Butler. It is a labor of love for Butler and his watches are aimed directly at pilots and pilots-to-be. Take the OOOI Analog, for example. This new crowdfunded...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch 9GAG CEO Ray Chan: Building a healthy community is a never-ending battle
 If you enjoy getting lost in memes and social media, you’ve undoubtedly stumbled across 9GAG at some point. 9GAG is a Hong Kong-based site that hosts and distributes funny pictures, videos...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches its own AI Studio to foster machine intelligence startups
 Another week, another new Google initiative targeting AI startups. We started the month with the announcement of Gradient Ventures, Google’s on-balance sheet AI investment vehicle. Two day...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Apple or Foxconn could be building factories in the US or maybe not
 President Donald Trump surprised everyone yesterday when he told the Wall Street Journal that Apple CEO Tim Cook told him Apple would build three factories in the U.S. It’s worth quoting T...
04:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Google.org commits $50 million to help prepare people for the future of work
 Google.org is on a mission to help people find jobs, so it has pledged $50 million to fund nonprofit organizations that are focused on using technology to improve job searching, job matching, sk...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Smallest spacecraft ever launched make it to low-earth orbit
 Working prototype versions of the smallest spacecraft ever conceived made it to orbit last month, hitching a ride aboard the Max Valier and Venta satellites operated by OHB System and launched i...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Packet expands its global infrastructure with 11 new edge locations
 Packet is quickly making a name for itself thanks to its unopinionated bare metal cloud. Today, the company is expanding its product portfolio with the launch of its newEdge Computeservice in 15...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Stripe acquires Payable to help on-demand businesses manage 1099 tax reporting
 With its Stripe Connect product,Stripewants to make it easier on-demand and marketplace businesses to not only process payments from their customers, but also make payments to contractors and ve...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Airbnb has a new revenue-sharing deal with the NAACP
 Airbnb has partnered with the NAACP to bring economic opportunities to people of color. Through the partnership, which includes a revenue-sharing agreement, Airbnb and NAACP will reach out to co...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch eMarketers 2017 forecast puts Roku ahead of Chromecast and others in the U.S.
 Roku may be the most-used connected TV device this year, edging out Chromecast, Fire TV and Apple TV, according to a new 2017 forecast from eMarketer released this morning. The firm estimates th...
03:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Off The Record sessions will tackle the big topics at Disrupt SF
 At TechCrunch Disrupt, thousands of rapt attendees watch great interviews on stage only to feel a bit disappointed. Why? They can’t get follow up on the discussion afterwards to address th...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Blue is a dating app for verified Twitter users
 A new app is looking to romantically match folks who are verified Twitter users. Blue, by Loveflutter, has launched a new version of their existing dating app that only allows Twitter users with...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts new Azure Container Instances make using containers fast and easy
 Barely a day passes without some news about containers and that speaks to how quickly this technology is being adopted by developers and the platforms and startups that serve them. Today it̵...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch CPG investing platform CircleUp will now issue loans to help consumer brands grow
 It’s hard raising money as a consumer packaged goods (CPG) company, but one startup wants to make it easier. CircleUp, which already helps consumer brands raise millions in equity financin...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Lines Q2: Fewer active users but profits leap off rising ad revenues
 Not every social messaging player can hope to grow into a mega platform. And Japan’s Line Corporation looks to have reached a peak in user growth — even as it shows it can grow reven...
02:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Apples signature earbuds were inspired by Star Wars iconic Stormtrooper
 The best iconic designs tend to share inspiration with other inspired creations, and it turns out Apple’s instantly recognizable white plastic earbuds, and by extension the current EarPods...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch OpenText acquires forensic security vendor Guidance Software for $240 million
 OpenText, the content management company based in Waterloo, Ontario announced today that it was buying Guidance Software, a forensic security and eDiscovery vendor for $240 million.OpenText agre...
02:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch For startups, VC funding is always in season
 We’ve entered thedog daysof summer. For many, that means time on the beach, backyard barbecues and, if you’re like us, seeking out the blissful respite afforded by a solid air condit...
01:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch WalkMe raises $75M more for its AI-based on-screen guidance tech
 More funding is rolling in for Israeli startups. Today, WalkMe, a startup that has built a cloud-based platform that businesses can use to make their web and mobile interfaces easier to navigate...
01:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch WalkMe raises $75M at a $935M valuation for its on-screen guidance tech
 More funding is rolling in for Israeli startups. Today, WalkMe — company that has built a cloud-based platform for businesses to make web and mobile interfaces and experiences easier ...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Ebay to launch visual search tools for finding products using photos from your phone or web
 Ebay this morning announced its plans to introduce new image search capabilities that will allow the company to better compete with the likes of Pinterest, Google and Amazon, all of which alread...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch HEREs Real-Time Traffic pools live data from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz cars
 Mapping expert HERE is launching a Real-Time Traffic service that pulls aggregated data from sensors in Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles that are actually out driving the road, making it the...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Apple and Cochlear team up to roll out the first implant made for the iPhone
 Apple has teamed up with Australian-based Cochlear to bring iPhone users the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June, Cochlear’s N...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Waze finally arrives on Android Auto
 After a beta that kicked off earlier in 2017, crowdsourced navigation app Waze is coming to Android Auto. The Google-owned Waze seemed like a shoe-in for gaining app support for Android’s ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch August Home raises another $25 million as it expands service partnerships for its smart locks
 When August Home raised its last big round nearly two and half years ago, the smart lock maker was targeting retail expansion. That’s still part of the plan for the company’s new $25...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch After raising $70M, Betterment expands financial advice to all users
 On the heels of announcing a fresh $70 million in funding led bySwedish investment firm Kinnevik AB, Betterment is launching a new messaging feature that will allow users to ask questions and ge...
12:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch CEO controversy mars Arduinos open future
 Things in the normally placid world of open source hardware are heating up as major figures in the Maker movement have begun speaking out against the current managing director of Arduino AG, Fre...
12:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Nintendos earnings buoyed by strong Switch console and game sales
 Nintendo is selling its new Switch console as fast as it can make them, with 1.97 million sold during the quarter ended in June, which the company just reported. The total Switch sales to date n...
11:55 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch On-demand delivery startup Jinn pulls out of all other markets outside London
 Jinn, the U.K. same-hour ‘shop on your behalf’ delivery app, has pulled out of all markets outside London, TechCrunch has learned. According to sources, the startup shut down operati...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Visa makes strategic investment in card processing startup Marqeta
 Since 2010,Marqetahas quietly established itself as the underlying tech provider for businesses that are looking to issue virtual and physical debit and credit cards to employees, partners and c...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch New LinkedIn tool tells businesses about whos visiting their websites
 LinkedIn is giving businesses a new way to see what kinds of audiences they’re attracting with their marketing efforts. The Website Demographics tool allows businesses to break down their ...
09:59 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Report: Xiaomi sales climb but Huawei remains Chinas top smartphone brand
 China’s Xiaomi, once the world’s highest valued tech startup, is getting over a disappointing past two years with a notable spike in sales in its homeland during the second quarter o...
09:31 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Xiaomis take on the Amazon Echo smart speaker costs less than $50
 Hot on the heels of reports that Facebook is developing its own take on Amazon Echo, China’s Xiaomi has joined the tech company masses by jumping into the increasingly-crowded smart speake...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M
 Consumer robot maker iRobot is to acquire its largest European distributor, Robopolis, in a cash deal worth $141 million. The company said it’s signed a definitive agreement to acquire the...
07:50 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Cleo, a chatbot that wants to replace your banking apps, raises 2M led by LocalGlobe
 Cleo, the London-based fintech startup that offers an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your finances, has closed 2 million in further funding, adding to an impressive list of backers that a...
07:26 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk shares footage of The Boring Companys first working car elevator
 Elon Musk’s Boring Company is getting closer to becoming a reality.The businessman conceived the idea in December in response to the pain of clogged up roads and traffic jams, and it has b...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Yelp adds C-section rates and other stats for all baby delivery hospitals in California
 Having a baby and want to know if your hospital is particularly C-section happy? Yelp aims to make that process a bit easier with the addition of a new maternity care rate feature. Expectant mot...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Tencent backs Indian education startup BYJUs at a valuation of $800 million
 Tencent, Asia’s highest-valued tech company, has continued to invest in India after it backed online education service BYJU’s. The startup that includes the Chan Zuckerberg Initiativ...
05:10 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Vicarious gets another $50 million to expand its research team and build smarter robots
 Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg might not be able to agree about much when it comes to AI these days, but the pair do seem to see the same potential inVicarious, a startup applying unsupervised le...
03:20 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Facebook Smart Speaker on the Way
Facebook is apparently working on its own smart speaker and has acquired digital rights management company Source3, SoftBank could bet billions on Uber, Duolingo raises $25 million and more. All this ...
03:16 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Momenta raises $46M Series B for its self-driving car software
 Beijing-based Momenta announced this morning that it raised a $46 million Series B round led by NIO Capital, Sequoia Capital China and Hillhouse Capital. Momenta produces self-driving car softwa...
01:19 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch This facial recognition system tracks how youre enjoying a movie
 As moviemaking becomes as much a science as an art, the moviemakers need to ever-better ways to gauge audience reactions. Did they enjoy it? How much… exactly? At minute 42? A system from ...
12:54 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch Spin brings its pick-up-anywhere bike sharing to South San Francisco
 Spin, the bike-sharing service that lets you pick up and drop off a bike anywhere in a city, is coming to South San Francisco. The company’s dockless bike-sharing service made its debut in...
12:08 am GMT - Wed, July 26, 2017
Techcrunch AI Grant aims to fund the unfundable to advance AI and solve hard problems
 Artificial intelligence-focused investment funds are a dime a dozen these days. Everyone knows there’s money to be made from AI, but to capture value, good VCs know they need to back produ...
10:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Heres the schedule for when Legendary Pokmon will come and go in Pokmon GO
 Ever since the first Legendary Pokmon (read: ultra strong, ultra rare Pokmon that require groups of 10-20 players to capture) appeared in Pokmon GO shortly after the upset that was GO Fest, one ...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Canaan Partners just closed on $800 million its biggest fund (by a lot)
 It’s a years-long trend with no end in sight: venture firms are raising record amounts, owing to growing and sustained fascination from endowments, pension funds, family offices and others...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook is hiring a (human) AI Editor
 Human: Oh sweet bot, tell us a story! A nice story! About a very wise human who worked his whole life to save everybody in the world from having to spend time manually tagging their friends in d...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch SEC regulators are coming after ICOs
 It looks like ICOs, shorthand for initial coin offerings, are about to undergo a lot more scrutiny.The SEC has concluded that the digital currencies will be regulated as securities, meaning unre...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Blue Apron COO Matthew Wadiak steps down in post-IPO shakeup
 Blue Apron announced several changes at the executive level today, including co-founder Matthew Wadiak stepping down from the COO role to become a senior advisor. Wadiak’s changing role co...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch $47 billion has been invested into ridesharing startups here are 10 other things that money could buy
 When the ridesharing industry emerged in 2007, few would have believed it would grow into the cash-eating behemoth it is today. Dozens of companies, in hundreds of markets, have garnered just ov...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch AT&Ts streaming service DirecTV Now nears half a million subscribers
 DirecTV Now, AT&T’s live TV service aimed at cord cutters, has now reached nearly 500,000 subscribers only 7 months after launch, the company announced today as part of its Q2 2017 ear...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch ABC News teams up with ATTN: to produce original news videos for social media
 ABC News announced today it’s teaming up with digital media company ATTN: to develop original news videos that will be distributed across social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram ...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch iRobots CEO defends Roomba home mapping as privacy concerns arise
 iRobot CEO Colin Angle has been talking about his company’s plans to map user homes with the Roomba for a while now, but a recently published Reuters interview has raised a number of new p...
07:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Sage Group buys Intacct accounting software for $850m
 British enterprise software company Sage Group has agreed to purchase Intacct, a 19-year-old accounting software company, for $850 million, the companies announced today. A cash and stock transa...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch ThinkGeek has NES Classics in stock with a catch
 If you want a NES Classic Edition (and you should) but don’t want to pay hundreds on eBay (and you shouldn’t), you’re in luck. ThinkGeek has a few in stock that its parent comp...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Sling Studio makes multi-camera video production so damn easy
Tito Hamze gives an in-depth review of the Sling Studio, a multi-camera production studio that turns your existing cameras wireless and makes your phones into cameras with the ability to control every...
06:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Toyotas new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020
 Toyota is touting its progress on a new kind of battery technology, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. Th...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch The Envirobot robo-eel slithers along the shore for science
 The next time you’re swimming in Lake Geneva, don’t be surprised when you feel something eel-like and yet artificial touch your leg. That would be Envirobot, the latest biomimetic cr...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix to debut Disenchantment, a new animated series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, in 2018
 The creator of the longest-running scripted primetime series ever, “The Simpsons,” is preparing to launch a new show for Netflix. The streaming service today announced it has ordered...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Wallflower wants to prevent cooking fires by making your stove smarter
 The fire department responds to a home fire every 86 seconds, and many of those start in the kitchen. Wallflower is a device that easily hooks into most electric stoves, between the outlet and t...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch ContainerShip launches its fully managed Kubernetes service
 ContainerShip, which launched at Disrupt NY 2015, helps developers deploy their containerized applications on virtually all of the major cloud platforms. In its early days, the company mostly be...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter confirms it is winding down SnappyTV, shifting features to Media Studio
 Twitter has been making an effort for some time to streamline and simplify its interface to make its social media platform more accessible to new and more casual users, and it is doing the same ...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Online consignment shop thredUp takes on The RealReal with launch of Luxe
 Online consignment shop thredUp is taking on The RealReal. The e-commerce site for secondhand items today announced the launch of a new luxury goods storefront, simply called Luxe, which is now ...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Node raises $10.8 million to find you better sales leads
 The first step of any salesperson is to figure out who to pitch, but some of them are wasting time targeting the wrong prospective clients. That’s the premise behind Node, a startup that s...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Bigscreen VR app gets its biggest screen yet with latest update
 Bigscreen is getting its biggest screen yet. The Andreessen Horowitz-backed virtual reality app will be receiving one of its biggest updates since launch with the Cinema Update, which brings a h...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash in 2020
 Adobe today announced that Flash, the once-ubiquitous plugin that allowed you to play your first Justin Bieber video on YouTube and Dolphin Olympics 2 on Kongregate, will be phased out by the en...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Uber driver-side updates include 24/7 phone support and paid lost item returns
 Uber has added a range of updates on the driver side of its service, in keeping with its ‘180 days of change’ promise to the supply side of its ride hailing equation. The new updates...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch This new modular construction company just raised $4.4 million in Series A funding
 Building blocks are a fascination that most people eventually outgrow. Not Noel Maxam, an Emmy-award- winning producer, director and writer who more recently leapt into the world of modular cons...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch This new modular construction company just raised $4.2 million in Series A funding
 Building blocks are a fascination that most people eventually outgrow. Not Noel Maxam, an Emmy-award-winning producer, director and writer who more recently leapt into the world of modular const...
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Adobe accidentally leaks photo-editing app Project Nimbus
 Project Nimbus is not a secret. Adobe already previewed the app at its MAX conference. But MacGeneration was able to download and play around with the upcoming app. Adobe told MacGeneration that...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch B-Securs heartbeat biometric ID tech bags $4.5M
 Northern Ireland based B-Secur has closed a3.5m (~$4.5M) late stage seed investment for its biometric authentication technology that utilizes an individual’s unique heartbeat pattern, know...
03:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla Model S regains top Consumer Reports safety rating after software update
 Tesla’s Model S once again occupies the top safety rating spot in the Consumer Reports ultra-luxury sedan category, after the automaker put out a software update that brought automatic eme...
03:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla Model S regains top Consumer Reports rating after software update
 Tesla’s Model S once again occupies the top rating spot in the Consumer Reports ultra-luxury sedan category, after the automaker put out a software update that brought automatic emergency ...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Social media analytics company Synthesio acquires Social Karma
 Synthesio is announcing its second acquisition of the year — it’s buying Social Karma, a company that uses social data to help marketers understand consumers. Back in January, Synthe...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Motorolas Moto Z gets a 360-degree camera mod
 The Moto Z was a surprise hit for Motorola — they even made the swappable, modular-backed phone its flagship product. But the novel feature has always been hampered by the fact that there ...
03:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Uber is going to provide accident insurance in France for free
 Uber drivers and delivery persons in France are automatically going to get covered by accident insurance over the coming months. Uber has partnered with French insurance company Axa on this insu...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Game of Thrones premiere sent HBO NOW half a million downloads, 3x increase in revenue
 HBO’s “Game of Thrones” isn’t just a cultural phenomenon – it’s also a driving force for the company’s over-the-top service aimed at cord cutters, HBO N...
02:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook reportedly building smart speaker with touch screen
 Facebook may launch its own smart home gadget to get you messaging more friends and looking at more photos. DigiTimes reports from Taiwan that Facebook is building a 15-inch touch screen smart s...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch LG Display will add $7B to its OLED investment in an attempt to challenge Samsung
 LG Display announced today that it will invest 7.8 trillion won (about $7 billion) to boost its OLED production capacity. This increases the stakes in LG’s competition with Samsung over OL...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Qualcomm opens its mobile chip deep learning framework to all
 Mobile chip maker Qualcomm wants to enable deep learning-based software development on all kinds of devices, which is why it created the Neural Processing Engine (NPE) for its Snapdragon-series ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook brings 4K support, other enhancements to Live 360
 The fact is, 360-degree video sucks for an awful lot of things. One of the use cases that kinda makes sense is in giving someone an honest look into your perspective at a given time. This is als...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon prepares to enter Southeast Asia via Singapore launch
 Amazon is continuing its international expansion push with the launch of its services in Singapore coming imminently. The arrival could happen as soon as this week, according to a source with kn...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch In a first deal of its kind, Convoy lands $62 million led by YCs Continuity Fund
 For Convoy, a meet-and-greet hosted earlier this year by two prominent investment firms has resulted in one of the bigger Series B fundings of 2017. As Convoy cofounder and CEO Dan Lewis recalls...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch HubSpot acquires Kemvi to bring more AI into its sales and marketing platform
 HubSpot is announcing that it has acquiredKemvi, a startup applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to help sales teams. A few months ago, Kemvi launched DeepGraph, a product that a...
01:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch The first fully electric Mini will be a 3-door model entering production in 2019
 BMW Group today revealed more information about its forthcoming battery electric Mini car, which will join the existing internal combustion and hybrid options as a pillar of the lineup. The all-...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Agtech startup Prospera, which uses AI and computer vision to guide farmers, harvests $15M
 Tel Aviv-based startup Prospera has raised a $15 million Series B to expand the scope of its technology, which uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to help farmers analyze data gathe...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Evens H2 headphones produce sound based on your hearing ability
 Based out of Israel, Even is an audio startup that designs headphones tailored to the listener’s hearing. It starts with a short audio test of the frequencies you can hear in each ear, wit...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Fleksy keyboard to get major reboot under ThingThings dev team
 Third party keyboards might seem like an app fad blast from the recent past. But the smartphone keyboard space could be set for a shake up as long time player Fleksy gets a new team working full...
12:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft is partnering with Taco Bell for late night munchies pit stops
 Lyft’s new partnership with Taco Bell seems like a weird cross-marketing campaign at first glance, but it could become a model for future tie-ups to come, and a new revenue opportunity for...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Nielsens TV ratings now include Hulu and YouTube TV
 Nielsen is taking a big step in measuring streaming TV today with the addition of Hulu and YouTube TV to its ratings. Nielsen’s President of Product Leadership Megan Clarken said that the ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Vacation home pricing engine Beyond Pricing picks up a startup for nearby comparisons
 While Airbnb may have started off the wave of renting out a room in your house periodically to travelers for some extra income, that industry has blown up to include a lot of other competitors l...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Mobile banking startup Varo Money has applied for a bank charter
 Varo Money, which provides a mobile-first banking product to consumers, wants to take on the big banks.In an effort to offer similar — but better — checking, savings and lending prod...
11:55 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch SimilarWeb raises $47M at valuation approaching $800M to take on Nielsen in digital market intel
 Companies are increasingly dependant on digital platforms for their business growth, and that is giving a boost to analytics businesses that are helping them make better sense of that digital la...
11:53 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook, Twitter, Google warned over EU consumer rights
 U.S. social media giants have been warned by Europe’s consumer rights commissioner that she’s running out of patience with their failure to comply with the region’s consumer pr...
11:51 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Hungarian hacker arrested for pressing F12
 The Budapest Transport Authority (BKK, in Hungarian) recently launched an online payment system with the help of a T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom’s consulting arm. The system, which took thre...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Duolingo raises $25M at a $700M valuation
 Duolingo, the popular language learning service that was co-founded by reCAPTCHA founder Luis von Ahn, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series E round led by Drive Capital. This ...
11:12 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Iguazio nabs $33M to bring big data analytics to IoT, finance and other enterprises
 Big data analytics — where vast troves of information are structured and used to help businesses gain more insights into their operations and customers, to develop new products, and to run...
11:12 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Iguazio nabs $33M to bring big data edge analytics to IoT, finance and other enterprises
 Big data analytics — where vast troves of information are structured and used to help businesses gain more insights into their operations and customers, to develop new products, and to run...
10:09 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch From growing pains to growing up, the startup hardware industry gets real in 2017
 Last month, the international Sino-US hardware technology accelerator and investment firm HAXreleased its state of the union address on trends in the hardware industry to a select group in San F...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Artificial intelligence is not as smart as you (or Elon Musk) think
 DeepMind’s AlphaGobeat Lee Sedol, the best human Go player in the world. It was a defining technological moment not unlike IBM’s Deep Blue beating chess champion Garry Kasparov, or I...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches SOS Alerts in Search and Maps to help its users during a crisis
 Google is launching a new feature for both Search and Maps today that is meant to give its users better information when a natural disaster or other crisis hits their area. These new so-called &...
09:53 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Former Voodoo PC head Rahul Sood talks about the road to real token sales
 This week on Technotopia I interview Rahul Sood, former founder of Voodoo PC and the current CEO of Unikrn, an e-sports betting service. Sood, who spent a number of years at Microsoft Ventures, ...
09:02 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerbergs understanding of the future of AI is limited
 It’s fascinating to imagine the conversations that happened behind closed doors between the world’s richest and most powerful, so when they occur in the open — and over topics ...
08:23 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Startup hub builder Factory plans gargantuan new campus in Lisbon
 This year Lisbon is roaring along with noted startups like Uniplaces, Aptoide, Farfetch, Seedrs and Unbabel putting the Portuguese capital on the map. Vast annual startup conference Web Summit a...
07:30 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Korean startup Urbanbase gets $1.8M to turn apartment floor plans into virtual reality
 Urbanbase, a Seoul-based startup that makes virtual reality tools for interior planning and design, plans to expand in Asia after raising $1.8 million in Series A funding. Its investors are CKD ...
07:15 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch SoftBank is reportedly keen to buy multi-billion dollar stake in Uber
 Less than a day after it agreed to put $2 billion into Southeast Asia’s Grab alongside Didi, now SoftBank is being linked with an investment in Uber, the U.S. firm that rivals those two af...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | KKR Buys WebMD for $2.8 Billion
KKR is buying WebMD for $2.8 billion, Didi and SoftBank invest $2 billion into Grab, Daimler and Bosch create a driverless parking garage and the next Microsoft HoloLens gets an AI chip. All this on C...
02:03 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch SF-based Grabr grabs $2.6M to scale its traveller-driven shopping community
 Grabr, an SF-based platform with a convenient way for people to buy international goods, has secured a $2.6M funding round led by SignalFire. FF Angel (Founders Fund’s early stage investme...
02:03 am GMT - Tue, July 25, 2017
Techcrunch SF-based Grabr grabs $2.7M to scale its traveller-driven shopping community
 Grabr, an SF-based platform with a convenient way for people to buy international goods, has secured a $2.7M funding round led by SignalFire. FF Angel (Founders Fund’s early stage investme...
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook acquires Source3 to get content creators paid
 Facebook is on the cusp of a big push to lure independent content creators to share their art through the News Feed. But it needs to prove it can help creators monetize their content without all...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch SnapTravel raises $8 million for a hotel booking service that works over chat
 Chatbots – automated bots that let you interact with a service or brand via messaging apps or SMS – haven’t yet become breakout hits, as a group. But that hasn’t stopped ...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Alphabet keeps printing money despite a hefty $2.7B fine from the EU
 Alphabet’s advertising business continues to grow at a mammoth pace despite a very hefty setback from the EU in the form of a massive fine — but all the signs might not be pointing t...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch EverlyWell rolls out three new DNA-based products for food sensitivity, metabolism and breast milk
 There’s a lot going on in commercial DNA testing beyond what eye color you have or where your mitochondria comes from these days and at-home lab testing startup EverlyWell hopes to cash in...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Blue Apron faces lawsuit from former employee who alleges violation of Family and Medical Leave Act
 On the heels of Blue Apron’s lackluster debut on the public market, a former employee is suing the company for allegedly violating the Family and Medical Leave Act, which requires that com...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Snopes seeks crowdfunding in ownership battle
 How many times have you heard some urban legend, chain letter or misleading bit of news repeated and immediately found a thorough, fact-based debunking on Snopes? Like every damn day for the las...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Nvidia Shield TV gets updated YouTube app with 360 video
 Nvidia’s Shield TV is the best streaming box you can get right now, thanks to 4K support, a variety of surround sound audio formats and a great execution of Android TV, and it just got a l...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Google releases the final Android O developer preview
 Google today launched the fourth and final developer preview of Android O, the latest version of its mobile operating system. As expected, there are no major changes in this release and, accordi...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch New Funny or Die series, The Real Stephen Blatt, streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video
 Funny or Die is launching an all-new miniseries, The Real Stephen Blatt, which will be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime video. Though some Funny or Die content is currently available on Amaz...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Googles Sundar Pichai to join Alphabets Board
 Google CEO Sundar Pichai is joining parent company Alphabet’s board, according to an announcement Monday from the company. “Sundar has been doing a great job as Google’s CEO, d...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Apple just dropped iOS 11 beta 4 for developers
 Apple just released a new beta of iOS 11 ahead of the final iOS 11 release in September. Things are still quite rough and I wouldn’t recommend installing the beta on a production device ju...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch NASA seeks to build a quieter supersonic plane for passenger flight
 NASA has designed a supersonic plane that it hopes will help reduce flight time for international travelers, and its design is intended to reduce the noise of the jet to well below that of the C...
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Hulu hires Google marketing veteran Kelly Campbell as CMO
 Hulu announced this morning the appointment of Kelly Campbell, the current head of Global Growth Marketing for Google Cloud, as its new Chief Marketing Officer. The strategic hire for the stream...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Fords 2018 Mustang GT can do 0-to-60 mph in under 4 seconds
 Ford’s latest Mustang GT is the fastest ever – in its new Drag Strip mode, it can do 0-to-60 mph in under four seconds, which is faster than a lot of expensive sports cars, including...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons chat fiction app Rapids ties up with Amazon Studios with launch of Signature Stories
 Today’s kids aren’t just reading books. They’re also tapping and playing with interactive stories on tablets as preschoolers, then delving into instant messaging-like chat fict...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch BuzzFeeds VP of Design on effective management and company culture that empowers
 In this episode, Cap Watkins, the VP of design at BuzzFeed, explains how to apply design to any business challenge, what managers can do to create a more productive environment, and how companie...
02:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix was the top grossing app in Q2, with mobile revenue up 233% since last year
 Netflix’s booming subscriber growth, announced in the company’s earnings last week, is also being felt on the App Store, where its app has again become the top earner in terms of rev...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Daimler and Bosch create a driverless parking garage
 Daimler and Bosch teamed up to bring autonomous driving tech to one of the more annoying parts of driving – finding and parking a vehicle. Their automated valet system is debuting today at...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch BentoBox, the website builder for restauranteurs, cooks up $4.8M Series A
 Restaurant owners have a lot of responsibilities and a wide array of skills to handle those responsibilities. That said, building a website isn’t usually within that skill-set. That’...
01:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Nexar releases 55K street pics from 80 countries to spur autonomous driving
 Nexar has released a dataset that it says is the world’s largest photo set featuring geographically diverse images for automotive tech development, for an open competition. There are 55,00...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Hinge Health closes $8M Series A led by Atomico to digitize delivery of healthcare
 Hinge Health, a startup originally founded out of London but that has since moved its headquarters to San Francisco, is on mission to “digitize the delivery of healthcare”. Beginning...
12:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Australias Expert360 raises $10M for its freelance consultant marketplace
 Freelance workers and consultants make up a third of the US workforce, but that figure is expected to approach 40 per cent according to some studies. And we know how big the overall gig economy ...
12:04 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Fairphone ends support for first repairable-by-design smartphone
 Fairphone, the European mobile phone maker and social enterprise that has made it its mission is to build and sell fairer smartphone hardware, has announced it is ending support for its first ha...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch KKR confirms it will buy WebMD for $2.8B in cash
 Some consolidation is afoot in the world on health-focused online media properties. Today, WebMD, one of the biggest sites in the world for health-related information —announced that it wo...
11:53 am GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Accountants, get worried Rimilia raises $25m growth funding
 Currently large enterprises require large accounting teams to do what’s known as cash matching and credit collection. This is very manual stuff. Some of the ERP vendors (most notably SAP) ...
11:23 am GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts second-generation HoloLens will include a dedicated AI coprocessor
 Microsoft has revealed that it is preparing to equip the second version of its HoloLens VR headset with its own AI processing capabilities to enable more features and services. The firm said tha...
10:09 am GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Uber faces unfair competition probe over Madrid airport service pricing
 An airport transfer service which Uber offers in the Spanish capital Madrid has been referred by the city council to the country’s national antitrust watchdog, the CNMC, for review, Reuter...
07:48 am GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Kakao is putting speech recognition tech into cars from Hyundai and Kia
 Less than a month after announcing plans to spin out its transportation and mobility business, Korean tech firm Kakao has inked deals to put hands-free systems inside cars from Korea’s sec...
05:46 am GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch KKR said to be in talks to buy WebMD
 Private equity giant KKR is said to be in acquisition talks with medical site WebMD, according to a report from Reuters on Sunday. Shares of WebMD ticked up slightly in after-hours trading after...
04:01 am GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch New Apple ad does some voice-first education with The Rock and Siri
 How do you teach people how to use an interface that’s invisible? That’s been the marketing communications problem for Apple since the day Siri became the first big mass-market voice...
03:05 am GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch Grab gets $2B from Didi and SoftBank to fuel bid to defeat Uber in Southeast Asia
 Grab, the ride-hailing company competing with Uber in Southeast Asia, has pulled in $2 billion of new financing from existing investors Didi Chuxing, the company that defeated Uber in China, and...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, July 24, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is coming to a new continent: Announcing Australia!
 Many are familiar with the many adventurous innovations — zorbing, bungee jumping, and jet boating to name a few — that have come out of the Australian-New Zealand ecosystem. But, so...
09:46 pm GMT - Sun, July 23, 2017
Techcrunch I went to Pokmon Go Fest to (try to) play the game with thousands of others. Heres what it was like
 “Do people still play Pokmon go?” It’s a question that pops up pretty much any time the game gets mentioned. The answer: yep! It’s rarely the sidewalk-filling, flash mob-...
02:02 pm GMT - Sun, July 23, 2017
Techcrunch The dream of Polish tech entrepreneurship is almost over
 Poland has worked diligently over the past decade to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse. Once home to businesses focused primarily on app design and outsourcing, social, societal, and economic...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 23, 2017
Techcrunch Dear tech dudes, stop being so dumb about women
 I want to talk about a relatively little-discussed aspect of the venture-capitalist sexual-harassment revelations that have rocked the Valley of late. In their wake, I have seen, first- and seco...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, July 23, 2017
Techcrunch Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asias startup ecosystem
 Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, butthey may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than G...
10:32 pm GMT - Sat, July 22, 2017
Techcrunch All Pokmon Go Fest attendees get a Legendary Pokmon, Articuno coming next
 Just a quick bit of news for anyone paying attention to all the hubbub out of Pokmon Go Fest:Legendary raids — the hardest form of the massive co-op battles that have players gather in the...
09:47 pm GMT - Sat, July 22, 2017
Techcrunch Drone registration coming to the UK
 The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring safer use of the technology. Read More ...
09:37 pm GMT - Sat, July 22, 2017
Techcrunch Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup
 A student at Monday’s TC Sessions: Robotics event in Cambridge asked me “How do I launch a successful startup?” I explained that I might not be the person at the show best equi...
08:10 pm GMT - Sat, July 22, 2017
Techcrunch Watch the first trailer for Steven Spielbergs adaptation of Ready Player One
 If you’re wondering how Steven Spielberg will bring the dystopian, VR-heavy world of Ready Player Oneto life, you can get your first real glimpse in the trailer (technically, a teaser for ...
07:06 pm GMT - Sat, July 22, 2017
Techcrunch Pokmon Go Fest attendees to get refunds as technical issues break the event
 Heading into Niantic’s Pokmon Go Fest — a gathering of roughly 20,000 Pokmon Go players in Chicago’s Grant Park — everyone seemed to have the same concern: the weather re...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 22, 2017
Techcrunch VCs love insurance, even if you dont
 At first blush it may seem like insurance and venture capital make an odd couple. Venture capital is all about taking big risks for the potential of even bigger payouts down the road, while insu...
03:11 pm GMT - Sat, July 22, 2017
Techcrunch What its like to ship yourself overnight on Cabins sleep pod bus
 Last weekend, I traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles roundtrip on Cabin. When I arrived to the bus pickup location in San Francisco, a smiley attendant greeted me. She then proceeded to ch...
03:20 am GMT - Sat, July 22, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Y Combinator Wants In On The 3-Comma Club
Lyft launches new self-driving division, Shyp is having some issues and Y Combinator wants in on the 3-comma club. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:07 am GMT - Sat, July 22, 2017
Techcrunch The RealReals CEO says the companys goal is to IPO
 The RealReal CEO Julie Wainwright tells TechCrunch in a video interview that she’s preparing the luxury consignment e-tailer to go public someday. “That’s the goal,” she ...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch SoFi loses another senior executive, as chief revenue officer Michael Tannenbaum departs
 Online finance startup SoFi has lost yet another senior executive, TechCrunch has learned. Chief revenue officer Michael Tannenbaum is the latest exec to leave, following a string of departures ...
09:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Playbuzz unveils a new editor for writing articles chock full of interactive content
 Playbuzzhelps online publishers make their content more interactive by adding elements like polls and galleries. Until recently, those elements have taken the form of widgets that publishers can...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Why the future of deep learning depends on finding good data
In the second part of our “A Mathless Guide to Neural Networks”, we’ll take a look at why high-quality, labeled data is so important, where it comes from, how it’s used, and wh...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Sami Atiya from ABB says industrial robots will add jobs, not take them away
 In and interview earlier this week at theTechCrunch Robotics Sessionheld on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA, Sami Atiya, president of ABB’s Robotics and Motion division, said he believes b...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch SF city attorney seeks court order to force Lyft and Uber to hand over driver data
 San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking a court order to force both Uber and Lyft to share records on driver safety, disability access and other operations, in compliance with the ...
06:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Playkey raises $2.8M to fund its US expansion
 Playkey, a game streaming service we saw earlier this year at Disrupt NY, has just closed an additional $2.8 million round of funding from Russia’s Internet Initiatives Development Fund (I...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Silent Echo lets you chat with Alexa over Slack
 Want to chat with Alexa via Slack? A new bot called Silent Echo now makes that possible. The idea is that there are times when you want to interact with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, ...
05:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving
 Aditya Agarwal, who came to Dropbox via its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be leaving the company. Agarwal held the CTO role for about 9 months a...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Experience the future of reality simulations at Disrupt SF 2017 with Unity and Improbable
 Video games have never been just games, but as developers grow their ambitions, thanks to evolving, powerful game development tools, the line between real life and simulation has been growing mu...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Graphcores AI chips now backed by Atomico, DeepMinds Hassabis
 Is AI chipmaker Graphcore out to eat Nvidia’s lunch? Co-founder and CEO Nigel Toon laughs at that interview opener — perhaps because he sold his previous company to the chipmaker bac...
04:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch GM now lets developers test their in-car apps running in actual cars
 GM has been doing a lot to try to make it easier for developers to create software for use in their vehicle infotainment systems. Back in January, it opened up access to a wide range of data poi...
03:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix drops the full trailer for Bright, its $90M potential blockbuster hit
Netflix may have its first blockbuster movie on its hands. The new, full-length trailer for the upcoming Will Smith movie, “Bright,” from “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer, d...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Snap tests the retail waters by selling Spectacles in Harrods
 There’s no arguing that the Snapbot is an impressive display of retail technology, But if Snap wants to achieve widespread distribution of Spectacles (and presumably other forthcoming hard...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft launches a new self-driving division and will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technology
 Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles. It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division and a self-driving system car ma...
02:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Y Combinator is reportedly raising a $1 billion fund
 Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator is raising up to $1 billion for a new venture capital fund, Axios is reporting this morning. The fundraising comes less than two years after YC an...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Optomas UHD60 projector delivers great, affordable 4K performance
 If you’re among those who use a projector for your home theater, you haven’t really had a great option for jumping on the 4K bandwagon, and you might be feeling left out now that the...
02:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi out for my own reasons
 “Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in reponse to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform’s co-founder....
02:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Hulus Live TV service arrives on Amazon Fire TV
 Hulu’s Live TV service, the expanded version of Hulu launched in May which provides access to live television in addition to Hulu’s existing on-demand library, is now available on Am...
01:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Fintech startup Klarna taps Permira for around $250M at $2.5B valuation
 Klarna, the Swedish startup that works with e-commerce businesses and retailers to provide financing and other payment services, today announced that it has picked up yet another large investmen...
01:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Sledgehammer reveals Zombies trailer for Call of Duty: WWII
 The next installment of Call of Duty is coming on November 4, and with it the franchise is returning to its boots-on-the-ground roots. The company has already revealed that the game, developed b...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Rokus IPO, Netflixs momentum and Shyps layoffs
  Roku is doing an IPO this year, Netflix shares soared after an earnings beat and Shyp is throwing in the towel everywhere but San Francisco. Cord-cutting was the theme of the latest episode of ...
12:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Stargate returns with Stargate Origins series, an MGM streaming exclusive
 Stargate is the epic, storied TV and movie sci-fi franchise that gets the least amount of credit, overshadowed by the likes of Star Trek and Star Wars. But fans of the series know the truth: Sta...
11:08 am GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Hong Kong is showing promise as a destination for tech IPOs
 The U.S. tech IPO window may have reopened in 2017 following a lull last year, but the outlook is also looking rosier for another listing platform located on the other side of world. The Hong Ko...
07:52 am GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice
 Orii is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal clear audio, which make...
03:46 am GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft is quietly fighting a clever war against Russian hacking group Fancy Bear
 While the White House mulls striking up a joint cyber program with Russia, an unlikely vigilante is taking care of business. As the Daily Beast reports, Microsoft has been waging a quiet war aga...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Elon Musk Wants To Make Infrastructure Great Again
Legendary Pokmon come to Pokmon GO, Elon Musk says he has verbal OK to build tunnel on the East Coast, YouTube Live launches in 10 more markets and Intel launches deep learning on a stick with Movidiu...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, July 21, 2017
Techcrunch Only one more day to apply to Startup Battlefield Africa
 Alright, sub-Saharan African startups, if you want to get in on our inauguralStartup Battlefield Africa, the time to act is now. Seriously. Right now. Tomorrow is the last day to submit an appli...
11:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch The long-term cost of sexual harassment
 When news recently broke that multiple women have accused 500 Startups founder Dave McClure of sexual harassment, I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. In 2015, I was propositioned ...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Shake Shacks CEO is joining Squares board of directors
 Square just announced that Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack is joining the payment company’s board of directors.Garutti has been with Shack Shack since before they opened their first ...
09:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Samsungs Unpacked event happens August 23, likely bringing the Galaxy Note 8 with it
 Samsung’s next Unpacked event is arriving right on schedule — and all signs point to it bringing the Galaxy Note 8 along for the ride. The big show lines up with the phablet’s ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch The very first question to answer when taking on new investors
 Fundraising is a stressful process. You do all you can to impress prospective investors by honing the story, optimizing key metrics and making your company look as attractive as possible. But be...
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Watch all of the panels from TC Sessions: Robotics right here
 The robotics industry is at an important crossroads. We were honored to host many of the greatest minds in the field as industry and university leaders joined us at TC Sessions: Robotics, includ...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Shyp is reducing headcount and suspending all operations outside of SF
 Shyp, the on-demand shipping service launched in 2013, has announcedin a blog post that they are withdrawing from all but one city and “reducing headcount at headquarters” in an effo...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch EBay shares sink after posting financial results
 EBay shares were down about 4 percent in initial after-hours trading, after posting second-quarter financial results. But in terms of revenue and earnings per share, the company’s results ...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft earnings beat expectations thanks to strong cloud performance
 Following its longstanding tradition of reporting quarterly earnings for its fourth financial quarter of the year in July, Microsoft today announced non-GAAP revenue of $24.7 billion and GAAP ea...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube launches its counter-terrorism experiment for would-be ISIS recruits
 Google’s experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank, Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on Y...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Mobile savings and investment services Acorns is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017
 Acorns is quickly turning into an oak tree in the financial services space. The company now boasts more than 2 million investment accounts (with 600,000 opened in 2017 alone) and is on track to ...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Mobile savings and investment service Acorns is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017
 Acorns is quickly turning into an oak tree in the financial services space. The company now boasts more than 2 million investment accounts (with 600,000 opened in 2017 alone) and is on track to ...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Watch this teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising that looks like a Jaeger commercial
 Your next ride could be a huge, amazing combat robot designed to fight monsters: That’s the message behind this new teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Alexa is coming to the Amazon app on Android, starting this week
 This spring, Amazon introduced Alexa to a wider audience by making the virtual assistant a feature that could be accessed within the retailer’s main shopping app. However, that integration...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Ubers SVP of leadership and strategy says she hasnt seen any toxicity
 Uber SVP of Leadership and Strategy Frances Frei is optimistic about the future of Uber, despite the allegations of sexual harassment, greyballing and an executive accessing a rider’s medi...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping app
 While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes there’s an opportunity to compete with the e-...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Cargo wants to put a vending machine in every Uber
 How many times have you been in an Uber or Lyft and wanted a few Advil, or a 5-hour Energy? While some enterprising ridesharing drivers occasionally try to sell essentials (or non-essentials lik...
05:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips
 Apple’s super simple video editing app Clips just got its first significant upgrade since launching in April. There are a couple of feature updates in the mix, but the biggest additions ar...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube TV triples its footprint with launches in 10 more U.S. markets
 YouTube TV, Google’s entry in the crowded market of live TV streaming services, is now available in ten more U.S. metros, the company announced this morning. In nine of the ten markets, th...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch McDonalds is offering branded lazywear to celebrate you truly giving up
 McDonald’s is offering delivery across North America through UberEATS, and in case you wanted to fully embrace what it means to order McDelivery to your home instead of mustering the energ...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput
 Google today announced that TCP BBR, a new congestion-control algorithm is now available to its Cloud Platform users. The general idea here is to improve on the existing congestion-control algor...
04:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch The IAB finalizes its new ad standards
 The Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade group representing online publishers and advertisers, has released new standards around mobile and web advertisers. Not every publisher and advertiser...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Legendary Pokmon are headed to Pokmon Go
 Pokmon Go’s getting Legendary Pokmon, those ultra rare, ultra powerful pocket monsters that typically figure prominently in the narrative arc for the main series console games. The Legenda...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Truphone now offers iPad data plans in the UK through the Apple SIM
 Apple has yet to make any moves to expand the Apple SIM to devices beyond the iPad (despite occasional flurries of rumors to the contrary), but the number of carriers that work with the Apple SI...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen
 Drones are a threat to both military and public safety, whether flown by a terrorist or just a reckless pilot. SkySafe’s radio wave technology can detect and stop rogue drones from enterin...
03:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal expands partnerships with Citi and Chase to include reward points and more
 PayPal today announced an expanded partnership with two of the largest bank issuers, Chase and Citibank. The agreements include a number of increased integrations between the companies, includin...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta
 End-to-end encrypted messaging platform Wire is targeting Slack’s territory with a new messaging for teams product, calledTeams. Read More ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Affirm now has 1,000 retail partners
 Today Affirm has announced that it has more than 1,000 merchants signed up to offer its financing options at checkout, helping to reduce the friction around making large purchases and, by extens...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Slidebean picks up $850K and launches a new version of its presentation-building tool
 Slidebean, the app that wants to take on Prezi and PowerPoint, is launching version 3.0 of the service on the heels of an $850K seed round from 500 Partners. The idea behind Slidebean is relativ...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk says he has verbal okay to build multi-state underground Hyperloop
 Elon Musk said on Twitter that he received “verbal government approval” to build an underground Hyperloop transit network connecting New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington ...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch D-IDs tech protects your privacy by confounding face recognition algorithms
 Unless you literally wear a mask all the time, it is almost impossible to completely avoid cameras and face recognition technology. Not only is this a privacy concern, but it also presents a pot...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Movidius launches a $79 deep-learning USB stick
 Movidius and Intel have put deep-learning on a stick with a tiny $79 USB device that makes bringing AI to hardware a snap.In April of last year, Movidius showed off the first iteration of this d...
02:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android
 Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and ...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch All clouds dont have to be public
 For a long time, traditional IT resisted the cloud, but that has changed in recent years as companies have come to realize that they can’t survive without the agility, scalability and econ...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Managed private cloud stacks trying to find their way in the enterprise
 For a long time, traditional IT resisted the cloud, but that has changed in recent years as companies have come to realize that they can’t survive without the agility, scalability and econ...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Freshdesk owner Freshworks acquires Joe Hukum as it plans a move into chatbots
 After raising $55 million last year to build its business beyond its existing help desk services, today Freshworks (the parent company of Freshdesk) has made an acquisition to help it fill out t...
02:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Sears starts selling Alexa-enabled Kenmore appliances on Amazon in bid for relevance
 It’s hard to see this move as anything but a temporary reprieve for the once-mighty Sears brand. The mall mainstay has fallen on hard times in recent decades as online retail has taken ove...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Vimeo promotes Anjali Sud to CEO after canceling SVOD plans
 IAC-owned streaming video siteVimeo has a new CEO: Anjali Sud, who previously led the company’s creator business. The appointment comes as the company has scrapped plans to launch a subscr...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Direct mail startup PebblePost raises $47M
 PebblePost, a startup that uses online data to target consumers with printed mail, has raised $47 million in a combination of equity and debt. That includes the $15 million, RRE Ventures-led Ser...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch PebblePost raises $47M as it uses online data to fuel direct mail marketing
 PebblePost, a startup that uses online data to target consumers with printed mail, has raised $47 million in a combination of equity and debt. That includes the $15 million, RRE Ventures-led Ser...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Marketing personalization startup Dynamic Yield adds $9M to its Series C, bringing it to $31M
 Dynamic Yield, which uses machine learning to help online marketers personalize customer experiences on their site, has added $9 million to its Series C, bringing it to a new total of $31 millio...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter claims its anti-abuse measures are helping, though many still disagree
 Twitter today offered an update on how its improvements to user safety and its newer anti-abuse measures are having an impact. The company declined to share any hard numbers related to abuse on ...
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard
 Messaging app Viberearlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that suggested items for sale based on your chats and a keyboard to help you nav...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch MIT is building a system that can identify a recipe using pictures of food
 Having mastered the ability to distinguish hot dogs from not hot dogs is truly one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Attempting to one-up that sort of masterstroke would surely be flying...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Google Street View now lets you explore the International Space Station
 Google Street View now lets you explore the International Space Station (ISS). This marks Street View’s first foray into space and gives those of us who will likely never get to visit the ...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Amid a tough field, Vyking.io wins the TechCrunch London Pitch-Off
 Well the TechCrunch London Meetup + Pitch-Off in London is over for another year, and this one was arguably the best vintage ever in terms of quality of startups and the sheer enthusiasm from th...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Citymapper will offer actual paid bus service in London this year
 Citymapper has long been a top option for navigating in major urban centers thanks to its app, but now it’s getting even closer to the heart of the problem – by operating its own bus...
12:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch GoDaddy sells PlusServer for $456M, kills off its AWS-style cloud services
 As web hosting and domain registration business GoDaddy prepares to report its quarterly results in a couple of weeks, the company is making some moves to reorganise its business.Earlier this we...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Petcube Bites treat camera lets you monitor and reward your pet from afar
 Petcube’s existing pet camera iss basically an advanced video camera and voice intercom, but the new Petcube Bites is also a treat flinging machine that gives you more ways to interact wit...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Luma launches a home tech support service for $5 a month
 The Luma was a compelling product when it was announced back in late-2015 — we even went so far as declaring the WiFi-extending home mesh system, “fun.” That descriptor doesn&#...
10:28 am GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports
 The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversialban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Departme...
09:27 am GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Chinese brands have invaded Indonesias fast-growing smartphone market
 If you’re looking for a market with smartphone sales growth potential then India usually comes to mind, but the market is moving forward with much promise in Indonesia, the world’s s...
07:53 am GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft unveils a Cortana-powered thermostat
 The latest addition to the smart thermostat space is a product that includes Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant.We’re all familiar with the rise of the internet-enabled thermostat...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Mighty Networks founder Gina Bianchini on building a business in silicon valley
 In episode two of Founder’s Corner, Gina Bianchini, the founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, joins host and Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh to discuss her mission of empowering peo...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | NBC Launches News Broadcast for Snapchat
NBC launches news broadcast for Snapchat, Tim Draper invests in an Iron Man suit and SoftBank invests massively in three startups. All this on Crunch Report! Read More ...
01:10 am GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public
 Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through i...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch LinkedIn Lite launches as an Android app in India, coming to 60 countries soon
 LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with over 500 million members that is now owned by Microsoft, is today taking its next step in its bid to court more users in emerging markets....
12:08 am GMT - Thu, July 20, 2017
Techcrunch A huge new survey shows that teens are bullied most on Instagram and Facebook
 According to British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label’s new annual survey, Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017 with Facebook close behind. This year’...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Qualcomm has some trouble on its hands
 Qualcomm’s finances are taking heavy hits over its licensing dispute with Apple and analysts are expressing concern. Today, the company reported its Q3 earnings and front-and-center were t...
11:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Heres what robotics investors say theyre looking for in startup pitches
 Robotics investing has taken off in recent years. Though it still represents a small fraction of overall VC spending, related deals are increasing in both frequency and size, with roughly $520 m...
11:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Under Tillerson, the State Department may put cyber diplomacy on the chopping block
 According to newreports by Politico and Bloomberg, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to merge or eliminate its cybersecurity office, long tasked with representing U.S. cyber interests abroa...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Techs 5 biggest players now worth $3 trillion
 Tech’s most valuable players today crossed the $3 trillion aggregate market cap mark according to Google Finance data. It’s a feat that marks a new threshold for tech amidst the curr...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch The virtual used car dealership Shift raises $38 million
 Shift,the online used car reseller that takes the crappy dealership out of the sales experience, has raised $38 million in its latest round of funding. The company, which is wildly popular among...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch The final 75 tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital
 The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. As in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enj...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Run your startup the Toyota way
 Toyota is known for its manufacturing efficiency. We’ve probably all heard that if a worker on the Camry line sees a problem, they have the authority to stop the line and address it. At th...
08:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Billionaires make it rain on Plenty, the indoor farming startup
 SoftBank Vision Fund, the huge tech-investment vehicle helmed by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, has led a $200 million investment into indoor farming startupPlenty. Joining Son are notable ...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Groups for Pages unlocks fan clubs
 With Facebook’s newest feature, a musician could run an on-site fan club, a brand could organize its ambassadors, and a newspaper could discuss articles with just its top readers. Today Fa...
07:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk offers updates on Falcon Heavy, Dragon 2 and Mars mission
 During a talk at the ISS R&D conference on Wednesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a number of updates about progress on the Falcon Heavy rocket, crewed Dragon capsule development and his v...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Podcast: Silicon Valleys low emotional EQ and, no, not Zuck for president
 Om Malik, the venerable entrepreneur, writer and now investor, joined TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino for our second episode of The TechCrunch Podcast. In 2006, Malik turned his per...
07:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceX targets 24-hour first stage rocket re-use turnaround by 2018
 In a talk at the ISS R&D conference on Wednesday, Elon Musk shared some more insight into SpaceX’s path to fast and full rocket reusability. The company hopes to achieve its 24-hour tu...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook launches comparison tool to prove Instant Articles beat mobile web
 One-third of all link clicks on Facebook already go to its self-hosted Instant Articles. Facebook claims they drive more referral traffic click for click because people don’t abaondon them...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook tries to prove Instant Articles beat mobile web
 One-third of all link clicks on Facebook already go to its self-hosted Instant Articles. Facebook claims they drive more referral traffic click for click because people don’t abaondon them...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk clarifies that AI regulation should follow observation and insight
 Elon Musk made headlines over the weekend with comments calling for government controls around artificial intelligence, which he has said repeatedly he believes is an existential threat to human...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch NerdWallet has laid off 9 percent of its workforce this year
 NerdWallet, a personal finance company, laid off six people from its marketing team this week, TechCrunch learned and has since confirmed with NerdWallet.This latest round of layoffs means NerdW...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Franklin Robotics Tertill wins the pitch-off at TC Sessions: Robotics
 We’re pleased to report that a so-called Roomba for weeds, Franklin Robotics’ Tertill, won the TC Sessions: Robotics pitch-off. Because if there’s a task that should be relegat...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Hulus new 20th Century Fox deal brings 3,000 more TV episodes to its streaming service
 Hulu today announced a sizable content deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution that will allow Hulu to add nearly 3,000 more episodes of popular TV shows, including dramas and comedie...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Googles brave new friendless feed
 It’s like Facebook without all those annoying “friends”. Instead of having to look at what weird things other people are interested in, like their babies, Google shows me the w...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Leading VC Tim Draper invests in Gravitys Iron Man flight suit, on a $100 bill
 You’re a bored former finance guy who decides one day to strap on some micro-jet engines and see if you can become Iron Man. Hey it happens all the time. Or maybe not. But that’s wha...
04:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Googles right to be forgotten appeal heading to Europes top court
 Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, which allows private citizens in the region to make requests that search engines delist incorrect, irrelevant or out of date informatio...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch This famous roboticist doesnt think Elon Musk understands AI
 Earlier this week, at the campus of MIT, TechCrunch had the chance to sit down with famed roboticist Rodney Brooks, the founding director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intellige...
04:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch LiveStories nabs $10M to organise, analyse and visualise fragmented civic data
 Big data analytics continues to be a key driver in how organisations utilise their vast quantities of information to run their businesses, and now a startup that has built a big data platform sp...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Treasure Truck deals program is expanding nationwide
 Amazon’s Treasure Truck, the retailer’s deal programs that offers discounts on select items paid for online then picked up in person from an actual truck, is expanding across the U.S...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Zego raises 1M to give gig-economy drivers a pay-as-you-go insurance platform
 The gig economy, as we know, is big and just getting bigger. But companies like Uber and Deliveroo have a huge problem and it’s called insurance. How do you insure all these workers and ho...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Jeremy Blooms Integrate raises $8 million for marketing software
 You may know Jeremy Bloom from his days as an Olympian on the U.S. ski team or from when he was a professional football player. These days, he's busy running an enterprise software startup ...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch AI data-monopoly risks to be probed by UK parliamentarians
 The UK’s upper house of parliament is asking for contributions to an enquiry into the socioeconomic and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence technology.Among the questions the House ...
02:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Pay Places lets you pay for real-world shopping using your Amazon info, starting with TGI Fridays orders
 Amazon is today introducing a new feature called Amazon Pay Places, that allows customers to pay for in-store and order ahead shopping experiences using their Amazon app. That is, instead of usi...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Four robot demoes you missed at TC Sessions: Robotics
 TC Sessions: Robotics featured robots for as far as the eye could see, and several took the stage for special demonstrations. We were honored to play host as these innovative companies and teams...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Four robot demos you missed at TC Sessions: Robotics
 TC Sessions: Robotics featured robots for as far as the eye could see, and several took the stage for special demonstrations. We were honored to play host as these innovative companies and teams...
02:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Apple launches machine learning research site
 Apple just launched a blog focused on machine learning research papers and sharing the company’s findings. The Apple Machine Learning Journal is a bit empty right now as the company only s...
01:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch NBC News launches Stay Tuned, a twice-daily Snapchat news broadcast
 NBC News is bringing news broadcasts to Snapchat, the company announced today, with the launch of a twice-daily headline news show it’s calling “Stay Tuned.” The show aims to c...
01:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Clara Labs nabs $7M Series A as it positions its AI assistant to meet the needs of enterprise teams
 Clara Labs, creator of the Clara AI assistant, is announcing a $7 million Series A this morning led byBasis Set Ventures. Slack Fund also joined in the round alongside existing investors Sequoia...
01:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Google Glass never really left
 When Google released a new enterprise version of Glass on Tuesday, a bevy of headlines suggestedGlass was back, but It never really left. Even though the Explorer program aimed at consumers ende...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Nauto raises $159M to fuel expansion of its autonomous driving data platform
 Nauto, a Palo Alto company focused on retrofitting existing vehicle fleets with networked safety camera-equipped devices, has raised $159 million in a Series B round led by SoftBank (which has b...
01:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Nintendo launches Nintendo Switch Online app ahead of Splatoon 2 release
 Nintendo just launched a new smartphone app called Nintendo Switch Online. It is a companion app for Nintendo’s latest console and it is now available on iOS and Android for free. When Nin...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch The Open Container Initiative launches version 1.0 of its container specs
 It took a while, but the Open Container Initiative(OCI) today announced the launch of the 1.0 versions of both its container runtime and image specs for software container. The two-year-old open...
12:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook may begin testing a paywall for selected media stories as soon as October
Facebook could begin testing a paywall for subscription news stories as early as October, according to a top company executive. Campbell Brown, who heads up the social network’s new partnerships...
12:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Self-driving robot AI company Brain Corp raises $114M
 A San Diego based company that believes “tomorrow’s robots will be intelligent autonomous machines that can take care of us,” which will be “as commonplace as computers a...
10:05 am GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Indias Rentomojo raises $10M from Bain Capital and Lending Club founder
 Indian startup Rentomojo— which lets consumers rent appliances furniture, motorbikes and other urban living essentials — has closed a $10 million Series B to continue its expansion. ...
09:27 am GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Mangrove raises $170M for its new fund to invest in Europe and Israeli startups
Luxembourg-based Mangrove Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading early stage venture capital firms, has raised $170M for its latest “Mangrove V Fund” to invest across Europe and I...
08:44 am GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch The questions almost no startup founders ask
 The following is a chapter from Ryan Holiday’s new book, The Perennial Seller, a fascinating look at what it takes to help books, tech projects, and art that last. In this chapter he discu...
07:05 am GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Google introduces the feed, a news stream of your evolving interests
 More than four years after the launch of Google Now, the company has fully dissolved its AI assistant into the DNA of many of its core product offerings. Nowhere is this impact more evident than...
05:16 am GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Samsungs Bixby assistant finally comes to the Galaxy S8 and S8 in the US
 After much delay, Samsung has begun rolling out it Bixby smart assistant to users in the U.S.. The company said today that an update will allow owners of theGalaxy S8 and S8+ to gain voice capab...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch IBM expands its cloud footprint with new data centers in London, Sydney and San Jose
 IBM reported its quarterly earnings this week and while the company’s overall results were once again disappointing, cloud revenue was up 15 percent year-over-year and accounted for $3.9 b...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Blippar introduces Halos facial recognition feature on its mobile app
 In the next several months, phone-based augmented reality is going to become quite a bit more visible for consumers as tech titans like Apple and Google launch new AR platforms, but startups won...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Google Glass for the Enterprise
Google Glass is relaunching but this time for the enterprise, Game of Thrones breaks HBO streaming records, Amazon and Tinder both now have a “stories” feature and Embark has taken over. A...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, July 19, 2017
Techcrunch Apples Greater China business now has its own managing director for the first time
 Apple has appointedIsabel Ge Mahe as itsfirst vice president and managing director of its business in Greater China. China-bornGe Mahe is tasked with managing Apple’s China business, and s...
10:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Rewalk Robotics shows off a soft exosuit designed to bring mobility to stroke patients
 Rewalk has been talking up its upcoming “soft exoskeleton” since January. The Boston-based company finally took the system out for a spin in the daylight, showing what it’s cap...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook fights fake news spread via modified link previews
 Until now, any Facebook Page that posted a link could change the headline, body text and image that appeared in the News Feed preview. To combat false news without stifling responsible publicati...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns)
 It’s been said thataugmented/virtual reality is the fourth wave of consumer technology,and that AR could become much bigger than VR. But AR itself is not one giant wave, it’s a set o...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Desktop Metal gets $115 million in funding to deliver metal 3D printing for manufacturing
 Desktop Metal has already earned a number of fans with its 3D printed metal technology — Lowe’s, Caterpillar and BMW were all among its earliest clients. As first noted by CNBC, the ...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Adobe launches redesigned Lightroom for Android
 Adobe launched an update for its Lightroom photo management and editing apps on iOS and Android today. The iOS app for iPhone and iPad is getting a few new features, including support for Adobe&...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Naked Hub emerges as WeWorks main competitor in Asia
 Hours after WeWork announced plans to move into Japan, one of the U.S. co-working giant’s chief rivals made a move to increase the competition in Asia. Naked Hub, which was born out of Chi...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Apple now allows customer support reps to respond to your App Store reviews
 Earlier this year, Apple finally introduced the ability for app developers to respond to customer reviews – a feature Google had in place for several years. Now, Apple is expanding this fe...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches new security features to protect users from unverified apps
 Google has been steadily adding new security features for its G Suite users over the course of the last few months, including new anti-phishing tools and OAuth apps whitelisting, as well as an e...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte opens for business in New York
 Triplebyte wants to make it easier for tech companies to hire engineers by pre-screening them for technical ability and even flying qualified candidatesto the Bay Area for in-person interviews w...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Report confirms Brexits boomerang logic on data protection
 A UK parliamentary committee report backs the view that Brexit cannot constitute a ‘clean break’ in data protection law terms with the European Union. Au contraire. The UK will likel...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Uber faces another lawsuit due to a lack of wheelchair-accessible rides
 The Brooklyn Center for Independence for the Disabled, along with other disability rights groups, is suing Uber, alleging Uber is in violation of New York City human rights laws because it doesn...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members
 Amazon today is launching Amazon Spark, a new feature aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and its use of shoppable photos. Similarly, Amazon Spark user...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Google Analytics adds voice-based navigation
 If you’ve got a question about your website or app data, you’ll soon be able to ask Google Analytics directly. In other words, if you’re wondering “What’s the trend...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat adds multi-Snap recording and a color changing Tint Brush
 Snapchat has a couple of new features rolling out Tuesday, including the ability to record multiple 10 second Snaps continuously, and a new “Tint Brush” that allows you to selectivel...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Game of Thrones premiere breaks HBO streaming records
The anticipated season 7 premiere of HBO’s flagship series “Game of Thrones” set a number of new records for the network on Sunday night, including again setting the record for the m...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Literacy Xprize starts field tests of semifinalist apps in LA, Philadelphia and Dallas
 Literacy is a serious problem all over the world — believe it or not, even in our little utopia. While a touch-up of our education and support systems would probably be the best fix in the...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch The secondary marketplace EquityZen just landed $6.5 million in funding
 The number of public companies in United States is at a 40-year low; that’s good news for EquityZen, a four-year-old, New York-based company that operates a secondary marketplace for compa...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch The secondary marketplace EquityZen just landed $3 million in funding
 The number of public companies in the United States is at a 40-year low; that’s good news for EquityZen, a four-year-old, New York-based company that operates a secondary marketplace for c...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Online art marketplace Artsy raises $50M, plans to double down on auctions
 The market for buying, selling and learning about visual art online is getting a significant boost today. Artsy, the New York startup that has positioned itself as the go-to place for all things...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Online art marketplace Artsy raises $50M at $275M valuation to double down on auctions
 The market for buying, selling and learning about visual art online is getting a significant boost today. Artsy, the New York startup that has positioned itself as the go-to place for all things...
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Ironhack raises $3 million for its coding bootcamp
 As the focus on new educational models and coding bootcamps continues to attract attention (rightly or wrongly) as a cure for the world’s economic woes Ironhack, a coding bootcamp with cam...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch With new tappable gestures, Tinders photos become more like Stories
 Tinder today is rolling out a new navigational experience for users of its mobile application that’s designed to make it easier to move between profile photos and profile text. In the upda...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft to help Baidus Android of autonomous cars go global
 We already knew Microsoft Azure Cloud was a member of Baidu’s Apollo self-driving platform alliance, but now Microsoft has revealed more details about what it will be providing the cross-i...
02:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Startups have officially run out of names
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02:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Rackspace partners with Pivotal to launch managed services for Cloud Foundry
 Rackspace, which strongly focuses on managed services these days, today announced a partnership with Pivotal, the company behind the open source Cloud Foundry platform as a service project. Rack...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Workflow automation startup Workato announces $10m Series A
 It’s a big day for Workatoas the startup announced a $10 million Series A, and the latest release of its workflow automation platform dubbed ‘Turing.’ The round was led by Stor...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Googles Transfer Appliance helps businesses ship their data to the Google Cloud by FedEx
 Google today announced the launch of its Transfer Appliance, a new hardware appliance and service for moving large amounts of data from corporate data centers to its cloud via FedEx. While Googl...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch N26 and Lydia announce Apple Pay support in France, but major banks are still missing
 Apple Pay hasn’t really been a major success in France so far. France’s biggest banks still don’t plan to support Apple’s payment service. But two companies announced tod...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Sizmek acquires Rocket Fuel for adtech consolidation
 After a rocky few years as a public company, Rocket Fuel is going private again. Adtech company Sizmek announced this morning that it’s acquiring Rocket Fuel for $2.60 per share, in a deal...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Sizmek will acquire Rocket Fuel for adtech consolidation
 After a rocky few years as a public company, Rocket Fuel is going private again. Adtech company Sizmek announced this morning that it’s agreed to acquire Rocket Fuel for $2.60 per share, i...
01:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch UKs digital-only Starling Bank adds Apple Pay support
 Digital-only UK “challenger” bank, Starling Bank, has added support for Apple Pay — meaning its customers can now add their Starling debit card to their Apple Wallet and make c...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Google Glass is back with hardware focused on the enterprise
 Google Glass arguably always only made sense as an enterprise-focused product, but now it’s officially back and customized for those applications, with Google Glass Enterprise Edition (EE)...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Stox to launch token sale for its new prediction market
 Stox.com is Invest.com’s prediction market product and it’s getting a little boost through a newly-opened token sale using Bancor’s smart token protocol. This announcement, whi...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Zeta Global acquires Boomtrain to bolster its machine learning tech
 Zeta Global, the marketing automation platform founded by David A. Steinberg and former Apple CEO John Sculley, today announced that it has acquired Boomtrain, a machine-learning centric marketi...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Miras Prism is a $99 headset vying to become the Google Daydream of augmented reality
 The Mira Prism is a strange product, intended to fill a gap that may or may not actually exist:the mid-tier AR market. The brand new startup is positioning the headset as the Gear VR or Google D...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches Hire, a new service for helping businesses recruit
 Google today announced the launch of Hire, a new service that helps businesses more effectively manage their internal recruiting process. Hire offers businesses a cohesive applicant tracking ser...
12:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon is already selling some prepared Amazon Meal Kits
 Based just on trademark filings and reported plans, Amazon’s potential entry into the prepared meal kit market has had a significant impact on freshly-IPO’d Blue Apron’s stock ...
12:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Syte.ai, a visual search startup just for fashion, closes $8M Series A
 Syte.ai, a visual search startup focused on fashion products, announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A. The lead investor is NHN Ventures (the investment arm of Korean internet servic...
12:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Taavet Hinrikus hands over CEO reins TransferWise to cofounder Kristo Kaarmann
 A changing of the guard at TransferWise, the unicorn startup based out of London that specialises in providing money-transfer services, typically with better rates than banks and other incumbent...
12:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Taavet Hinrikus hands over CEO reins at TransferWise to cofounder Kristo Kaarmann
 A changing of the guard at TransferWise, the unicorn startup based out of London that specialises in providing money-transfer services, typically with better rates than banks and other incumbent...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Self-driving truck startup Embark raises $15M, partners with Peterbilt
 Self-driving trucking startup Embark has raised $15 million in Series A financing, the company announced on Tuesday. Embark first broke cover back in February, when it revealed trucks equipped w...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Doggie DNA startup Embark raises $4.5 million in seed to find your puppys breed
 Ever wanted to know the genetic mix of your mutt? Embark, a doggie DNA startup has raised $4.5 million in seed to expand its offering of genetic kits for your pup’s pedigree. Embark launch...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch After relaunching its accounting platform, FreshBooks has raised another $43 million
 For a decade and a half, FreshBooks has worked to establish itself as one of the most popular accounting software platforms for small businesses and the self-employed around the world.To acceler...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch NewStore raises $50 million for mobile commerce
 Demandware founder Stephen Schambach has moved on to his next startup and investors are betting $50 million. NewStore, an enterprise platform for mobile commerce, has raised a Series B from Acti...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch ObEN raises $5M from Tencent to create AI celebrities for AR
 The worlds of VR and AR may deeply change how we interact with computers but it may also change how we follow celebrities as well. ObEN, which uses artificial intelligence-powered tools to creat...
10:11 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Yandex open sources CatBoost, a gradient boosting machine learning library
 Artificial intelligence is now powering a growing number of computing functions, and today the developer community today is getting another AI boost, courtesy of Yandex. Today, the Russian searc...
09:25 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Corelight closes $9.2M Series A to help enterprises battle ransomware
 It’s already been a year of multiple high profile ransomware attacksand now cybersecurity startup Corelight has bagged a $9.2 million Series A round, led by Accel Partners. Read More ...
08:15 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Privitar raises $16M to help ensure privacy in big data analytics
 As data protection — a set of laws and practices created across different markets to ensure that our sensitive information does not get leaked or shared without our permission — cont...
07:37 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Jakub Krzych sees a world where computers help us do more than we can imagine
 Founder of Estimote, Jakub Krzych, expects the world to be a far kinder place. His beacons are already appearing in museums, stores, and public places and helping folks find their way around ind...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch This is the last week to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa
 We’re excited to be partnering with Facebook to bring our illustrious startup competition, the Startup Battlefield, to Nairobi, Kenya later this year.We gave you an extension, but if you&#...
04:11 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch We went gaming at a VR arcade in Hong Kong
 TechCrunch was in Hong Kong last week for tech conference Rise— where we watched two robots talking together on stage, among other things. The event is well-known for its after-parties and...
03:52 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung plans to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, from Galaxy Note 7s
 Samsung Electronics announced today that it will recycle parts from Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety last year after a battery defect caused several to burst into flame. The com...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Disneys Epic Star Wars Hotel
Disney plans to open an epic Star Wars hotel, new emoji are being released to the world, Amazon could be the latest to get into the meal delivery kit business and the latest Atari game console. All th...
02:40 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Amidst probe of alleged sexual misconduct, AngelList partner Lee Jacobs on leave
 An investigation into alleged sexual misconduct at an event in 2013 has led to AngelList employee Lee Jacobs going on indefinite paid leave of absence, sources tell TechCrunch and the company ha...
01:03 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch WeWork will launch in Japan with the help of SoftBank
 WeWork is gearing up to launch its co-working spaces in Japan, thanks to a joint-venture with SoftBank, SoftBank said today. As part of the arrangement, SoftBank and WeWork will each own 50 perc...
12:53 am GMT - Tue, July 18, 2017
Techcrunch Disney showed us the inner workings of its Avatar robot and its just incredible
 Back at the end of May, Disney opened an Avatar-themed area within its Animal Kingdom park. Given that it’s only been open for a few weeks, most folks still haven’t been inside ̵...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Porsche Designs Book One is the industrial convertible laptop that needs fixing
 Porsche Design’s Book One laptop is a prime example of when aesthetics completely take over — when other parts of the device suffer and you lose focus on how well it actually works. ...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Comcasts FCC filing pits pet economists against net neutrality rules
 Comcast has filed its official commentary on the FCC’s proposal to roll back 2015’s Open Internet Order, and it’s about what you’d expect: a selectively thorough takedown...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Beginning this week, automated savings app Digit will start charging users $3 a month
 In April, Digit announced that in 100 days it would begin charging $2.99 a month to people using its service to automatically save for a rainy day or help pay their bills. Well, 100 days have al...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch This shape-display robot follows your hand and simulates the surface youre touching in VR
 Touch. When it comes to virtual reality, it’s a problem no one has quite cracked. At TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics this afternoon, a researcher out of MIT demonstrated a portable “sh...
08:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla adds James Murdoch and Linda Johnson Rice to its board
 Tesla has added two new independent directors to its board, including 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and Johnson Publishing Company CEO and Chairman Linda Johnson Rice. The two new board mem...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Net Flakes
 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, Kevin Marks, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, July 14, 2017.Apologies for the annoying echoG3: Culture Club recorded l...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Netflixs subscribers are surging as it blows away Wall Streets expectations
 For the second quarter in a row, Netflix has handily beaten industry watchers — and its own expectations — in adding a mountain of additional new subscribers. Netflix today said it a...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Every member of Hampton Creeks board has stepped down except for the CEO
 Hampton Creek is in the news again — and not for the reasons it would like to be. Hampton Creek’s entire board of directors have left, except for CEO Josh Tetrick. Read More ...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch The solar-powered Tertill robot keeps weeds in check
 This September marks the 15th anniversary of the first Roomba — but in spite of the device’s massive popularity, no companies have managed to successfully follow in its footsteps wit...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Reelgood helps cord cutters find, track and watch content from across streaming services
 Reelgood, a service making it easier for cord cutters to find something new to watch and keep track of their favorite shows, is today exiting beta with the launch of a new site that aggregates c...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Reach Robotics closes $7.5M Series A for its augmented reality bots
 After years of research and development, Reach Robotics has closed a $7.5 million Series A, co-led byKoreaInvestment Partners (KiP) and IGlobe, to bring its augmented reality bots to market in a...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Leap Motion nabs $50M for its VR/AR hand-tracking tech
 Headset-based VR and AR may be a bit slower out of the gates than many had hoped, but investors are still pouring money into startups looking to change how consumers interact with the digital wo...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch NASA tests astronaut ocean exit process for Orion crew capsule
 NASA has a long and thorough safety certification process for any vessels hoping to transport astronauts to space and back – and its Orion crew capsule is no exception. The vehicle, which ...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Okoli connects you with tour guides around the world
 Okoli is new service by developer Jack Deneut which aims to replace those ugly little cards you find in tourist hotels. The web app, which currently works in Prague, Budapest, Berlin, and Paris,...
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Google responds to academic funding controversy with a GIF
 Last week, an advocacy group called Campaign for Accountability(CfA) released a list of academics and policy experts who had received funding from Google in the last few years. That created quit...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Blue Apron is having another awful day and its shares are crashing
 Since going public last month, things have not gone particularly well for Blue Apron, thanks to the specter of Amazon and its $13.7 billion acquisition bid for Whole Foods. The bad news, again, ...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Faraday Future answers mounting challenges with high-profile CTO hire
 Faraday Future is an electric car company with a very uncertain future, following news that it would be ending its effort to build an assembly plant for its vehicles in Nevada. The company’...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Party City invests $4 million in Punchbowl, which now powers its digital invites platform
 Party City, the party goods supplier and retail chain, has taken a minority stake in digital invitations platform Punchbowl, the companies announced today. The deal sees Punchbowl’s techno...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Trademarks show Amazon has eyes on meal-kits, single cow burgers and other fast food options
 Amazon has made no secret of its ambitions to expand into more fresh food services, from its own, homegrown efforts like AmazonFresh for groceries (first launched in 2013) and Amazon Restaurants...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Trademarks show Amazon has sights on meal-kits, single cow burgers and other fast food options
 Amazon has made no secret of its ambitions to expand into more fresh food services, from its own, homegrown efforts like AmazonFresh for groceries (first launched in 2013) and Amazon Restaurants...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch How Microsoft brought SQL Server to Linux
 Back in 2016, when Microsoft announced that SQL Server would soon run on Linux, the news came as a majorsurprise to users and pundits alike. Over the course of the last year, Microsoft’s s...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Rajeeb Deys new career platform Learnerbly secures 1.6M led by Frontline Ventures
 Professional development is one of the hot areas for big corporates grappling with their millennials influx who are hungry to learn, so it makes sense that new platforms are now appearing to ser...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch How the best design recruiter in the country finds the top 1% of designers
 Judy Wert is the co-founder of Wert & Company, a leading international executive search firm specializing in design – for top-tier startups and Fortune 500 corps. In this episode, she ...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Meet the judges for the TechCrunch London Meetup Pitch-off
 On July 19 we’re hosting the LondonTechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off— it’s our chance to formally connect with the UK’s great entrepreneurs and showcase some new up-and-comin...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Revolut launches personal Euro accounts with your own IBAN
 Fintech startup Revolut just raised $66 million and is already launching new features. Starting today, you can generate your own IBAN for Euro transactions. This way, you can receive your salary...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Apple shows off some of its new emoji on World Emoji Day
 Apple has revealed a few of the emoji it’ll be releasing on iOS, watchOS and macOS later this year, a little gift just in time for World Emoji Day. The new expressive icons include a T-Rex...
02:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal to become a payment option in Samsung Pay, including in-app, online and in-store
 Samsung users will be able to choose PayPal as their preferred method of payment in-app, online and in retail stores through the Samsung Pay mobile payments platform, the companies announced tod...
01:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch LinkedIns new desktop app arrives on Windows 10
 LinkedIn is today launching its official desktop application for Windows 10, allowing theMicrosoft-owned professional social networking service to be more deeply integrated into the operating sy...
01:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Meet the adorable robot camera Japans space agency sent to the ISS
 Science can be cute as hell when it wants to be – take the JEM Internal Ball Camera (“Int-Ball” for short). The device, created by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)...
01:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Butternut Box raises 1M for its algorithm-driven natural dog food startup
 You’ve probably heard of HelloFresh-style businesses where you are given tailored ingredients for your meals. Well now the concept has come, literally, to dog food. Butternut Box is a Lond...
01:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Watch the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049
 The sequel to Blade Runner is arriving in theaters on October 6, thirty years after the original, and the latest trailer sheds a lot more light on the story and what’s happened in the inte...
12:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Heres what Ataris upcoming Ataribox console will look like
 Retro consoles are the new next-gen consoles, and nothing’s more retro console than Atari. That’s why the teases from the gaming company about its upcoming ‘Ataribox’ hav...
12:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Hyundai launching its semi self-driving features earlier than planned
 The race to bring self-driving features to market is stepping up in a big way, now that GM’s Super Cruise is set to arrive in the Cadillac CT6 later this year, and Audi has announced it...
12:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Telegram agrees to delete terrorist content in Indonesia following partial block
 Messaging app Telegram has agreed to block terrorist-related content in Indonesia after the government threatened to block the service over fears it was enabling terrorist communication. The cou...
11:42 am GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch WaveOptics, which makes waveguide-based optics tech for AR, nabs $16M
 WaveOptics, a UK startup that builds waveguide-based optics — technology based on hologram physics and photonic crystals — for augmented reality hardware, has raised $16 million (12 ...
11:42 am GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch WaveOptics, maker of waveguide-based optics for AR, nabs $16M
 WaveOptics, a UK startup that builds waveguide-based optics — technology based on hologram physics and photonic crystals — for augmented reality hardware, has raised $16 million (12 ...
11:34 am GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch MITs Cheetah 3 robot is built to save lives
 The latest version of MIT’s Cheetah robot made its stage debut today at TC Sessions: Robotics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s a familiar project to anyone who follows the industry ...
10:52 am GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Uber rides into more trouble in Asia as it halts its service in Macau
 Uber has bowed to regulators in Asia once again after the U.S. ride-sharing giant halted its service in Macau, the gambling mecca that is aspecial administrative region ofChina. The company said...
04:01 am GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch IBM dangles carrot of full encryption to lure buyers to new z14 mainframe
 IBM is doing its damnedest to keep the mainframe relevant in a modern context, and believe it or not, there are plenty of monster corporations throughout the world who still use those relics fro...
03:27 am GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Judge sides with Google in its battle with the Labor Department over employee pay data
 On Friday, an administrative law judge handed Google a victory, ruling that it does not need to hand over all the data requested by the Department of Labor as part of an audit of the companyR...
12:11 am GMT - Mon, July 17, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts Surface Laptop is great, once you upgrade Windows 10 S
 The Surface Laptop is really nice — in fact, it’squite possibly the best piece of hardware to carry the Surface name. But for some reason Microsoft saw fit to use the product to show...
11:17 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Apple aims to get an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient
 Apple has made great strides in health in the last few years and if it gets its way, there will be an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient.It’s already started with a smattering of ...
10:27 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Marvel is bringing its superheroes to VR with a new Oculus-exclusive game
 The Incredible Hulk and some of his other box office money-grabbing super pals will be coming to the world of virtual reality. Marvel Powers United VR, announced at Disney’s D23 event on S...
09:40 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Jodie Whittaker cast as Doctor Whos first female lead
 After months of earnest anticipation from fans, BBC finally announced this morning that actress Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role of the 13th Doctor in the eleventh series of Doctor Who...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Startup Battlefield applications for Disrupt SF close in 24 hours
 We’re T-minus 24 hours until applications close for Startup Battlefield, Disrupt SF 2017. If you don’t submit your application by Monday, July 17 at 12 pm PT, well then, Houston, we ...
06:06 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Lenovo teases augmented reality headset for new Star Wars experience
 As part of Disney’s gaming-focused D23 extravaganza happening this weekend, Lenovo showed off a smartphone-based augmented reality headset they’re using to promote an upcoming Star W...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat
 Today, for most of us, air travel consists of series of unfortunate lines, embarrassing checks, and obscure ticketing rules that leave us in a confined space where we’re uncomfortably atte...
04:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch New models for quality journalism from Wikitribune to crypto tokens
 The business of journalism is, simply put, experiencing an historic decline in paid advertising and circulation, leading to deep newsroom cutbacks that have harmed quality journalism at a time w...
04:05 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch A year with the PAX Labs Juul vaporizer
 Nicotine vaporizer companies have a bit of a conundrum. While, legally, they can’t market themselves as smoking cessation devices, most vapers are current or former cigarette smokers. In f...
02:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Its 2017, and women still arent being funded equally
 Broadly, theventure capital industry is thriving. But still, too often, women seeking funding are left out ofthe boombecause of hidden biases, sexism and a general unawareness. Because of this &...
01:46 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Roborace DevBot learns during laps in NYC
 The sleek, low-slung driverless Roborace car was on display in New York City for the Formula E races this weekend, but it was the workhorse DevBot that took to the track. You can recognize DevBo...
01:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Does Silicon Valley have a moral responsibility to stop developing robots?
Should Silicon Valley exercise its moral authority to stop developing this job-killing technology? Andrew McAfee, author of “The Second Machine Age”and the just published“Machine, Pl...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Death to C,
 The C programming language is terrible. I mean, magnificent, too. Much of the world in which we live was built atop C. It is foundational to almost all computer programming, both historically an...
01:30 am GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch VCs in the land of the redwoods need to stand taller and address gender inequality
 to truly address this problem, we have to acknowledge the larger issue of gender bias within our culture, which unfortunately is often conscious, deliberate, and systematic. It sickens me and it...
12:50 am GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Lionel Richie says Hello to startup investing
 It’s been a while that he’s had the idea of startup investing inside his mind… And in Lionel Richie’s dreams he’s thought of pulling the trigger on a deal at least ...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch A farm shouldnt be a factory
 A shift to technologically driven organic farming practices could save our topsoils, lessen our dependence on synthetics and even capture 100% of today’s CO2 emissions. Read More ...
12:29 am GMT - Sun, July 16, 2017
Techcrunch Disney is opening an immersive Star Wars Hotel where each guest gets a storyline
 AHHHHHHH. Disney just announced something that’s potentially so damned cool that I hardly need complete sentences here: Immersive. Star Wars. Hotel. Details are still super light, but Disn...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 15, 2017
Techcrunch VCs determined to replace your job keep AIs funding surge rolling in Q2
 These are good times for AI entrepreneurs. Venture, corporate and seed investors have put an estimated $3.6 billion into AI and machine learning companies this year, according to Crunchbase data...
06:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 15, 2017
Techcrunch The decentralization of startup building
 Breakthroughs in technology, changes to regulation and socio-economic tailwinds are allowing talent and capital to be more widely distributed and at the same time closely connected. We’re ...
04:31 pm GMT - Sat, July 15, 2017
Techcrunch Health insurance startup Alan adds life insurance
 French startup Alan launched a brand new full-stack health insurance last year. This week, the company is launching corporate-owned life insurance so that it can become a one-stop shop for all y...
03:49 pm GMT - Sat, July 15, 2017
Techcrunch SoundCloud says its not going anywhere
 I’m glad to hear that because I can’t lose SoundCloud. Ever.Last week, SoundCloud announced layoffs of 173 employees (about half of its staff), as well as the closing of its offices ...
03:49 pm GMT - Sat, July 15, 2017
Techcrunch SoundCloud says its going to survive, but how?
 SoundCloud says it’s not going away. I’m glad to hear that because I can’t lose SoundCloud. Ever. Last week, SoundCloud announced layoffs of 173 employees (about half of its st...
02:59 pm GMT - Sat, July 15, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchats Foursquare and Factual partnerships double geofilter usage
 Borrowed location databases are paying off big time for Snapchat. They allow users to turn any nearby landmark or business into a stylized geofilter that they can overlay on their photos and vid...
02:50 pm GMT - Sat, July 15, 2017
Techcrunch Sketchfab adds 3D sound to its 3D model sharing platform
 Sketchfab wants to become a sort of YouTube for 3D models and scenes. While the service started as a way to show off static 3D objects, the company has added a ton of interactive tools over time...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, July 15, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Fastest Drone Ever World Record Set
The world record for the fastest drone is set, an artificial heart is 3D printed and luxury phone maker Vertu shuts down. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
11:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Is Amazon working on a new messaging app called Anytime?
 Messaging apps today are one of the most popular ways consumers communicate today, not just with each other but, increasingly, with businesses and services. Now there are signs that we could see...
11:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch This 32-year-old state senator is trying to get patent trolls out of Massachusetts
 When the internet security company Cloudflare decided to engage in all-out war with what it calls a “dangerous new breed of patent troll,” it found a receptive audience with Eric Les...
10:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts Path Guide is an unconventional approach to indoor navigation
 Indoor mapping is one of those problems that seems to only have solutions that involve a great deal of money and infrastructure: beacons, lasers, emitters, scanners… who wants to install t...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch ScoutItOut is a New York marketplace for arts spaces
 Anyone who’s tried to do anything artistic in New York City knows that one of the toughest things to do is find a space to make the things they want to make or do the things they want to d...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Scout It Out is a New York marketplace for arts spaces
 Anyone who’s tried to do anything artistic in New York City knows that one of the toughest things to do is find a space to make the things they want to make or do the things they want to d...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger
 Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first productio...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Googles life sciences unit is releasing 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Fresno
 Verily, the life science’s arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitos upon Fresno, California ̵...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch AdQuick raises $1.1M to bring online tools to outdoor advertising
 AdQuick is looking to billboard advertising easier and more transparent. The startup is announcing that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding fromInitialized Capital (founded by former Y Co...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch BetterWorks and CEO sued by ex-employee for alleged sexually suggestive assault
 Beatrice Kim is suing her former employer, the performance management software startup BetterWorks, and its CEO Kris Duggan for allegedly assaulting her in a sexual manner during a company retre...
07:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Warner Music Group buys concert discovery service Songkick
 Warner Music Group announced today it’s acquiring the selected assets of the music platform Songkick, including its app for finding concerts and the company’s trademark. The deal wil...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Quora for cancer startup theMednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding
 TheMednet launched out of Y Combinator earlier this year to bring physicians a sophisticated platform for finding the best in treatment research, starting with cancer. Ithas now raised $1.5 mill...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook tests a GIF maker on iOS
 Facebook confirmed it has begun testing a new GIF maker in the camera feature of the main Facebook mobile application. The feature, which is available with the tap of a button at the top of the ...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Uber acqhires social app studio Swipe Labs
 Why would Uber buy a team that builds Snapchat competitors? To make its driver app feel more human. Uber has acqhired Swipe Labs, the social product studio run by Marwan Roushdy. He and a select...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Uber acqui-hires social app studio Swipe Labs
 Why would Uber buy a team that builds Snapchat competitors? To make its driver app feel more human. Uber has acqui-hired Swipe Labs, the social product studio run by Marwan Roushdy. He and a sel...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks new Explore Feed makes its way to the apps main navigation
 Earlier this year, Facebook was spotted testing a new type of News Feed – one that designed to help you discover content across the social network, beyond posts from friends and Pages you ...
05:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Border agents cant lawfully search data stored in the cloud
 Storing dating in the cloud isn’t always the safest means of locking it down, but avoiding local storage could benefit anyone concerned for their privacy while crossing U.S. borders. In a ...
05:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch The Canvas autonomous cart can ferry goods around chaotic factory floors
 Most Econ 101 classes start with an explanation of fixed and marginal cost in the context of factories. The factory is the principal fixed cost — expensive and permanent. Canvas wants to s...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Audm turns long-form print journalism into professionally narrated digital audio
 Services like Instapaper and Pocket are often used by consumers to save longer news articles they don’t have time to immediately read, and both services offer some form of narration for pe...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Watch this racing drone set the Guinness World Record for fastest drone
 A 1.76 pound drone can now move faster than a Tesla at top speed in Ludicrous Mode. Yesterday, the Drone Racing League set the Guinness World Record for fastest drone, or the category of “...
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Uber rival Grab is reportedly raising up to $2 billion from SoftBank and Didi
 Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia that operates across seven countries, is reportedly in talks to raise up to $2 billion from Japan-based SoftBank and China-based Didi Chuxing, The Wall Str...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch MeWe builds a bridge between government and business
 Manik Suri, a former D.E. Shaw hedge fund wunderkind, has been wrestling with how best to help government put compliance policy into practice. Suri’s public service included a stint on the...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Collectly raises $1.9 million to move debt collection online
 A few months ago I wrote about a little startup called Collectly going after the big, inefficient debt collection industry by using modern tools to ease the process for debtors while also increa...
03:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Waymo says its self-driving car tech is road ready for extreme heat
 Waymo has provided some additional visibility into how it goes about testing its autonomous vehicle tech in extreme heat, describing a process of stress testing its Chrysler Pacifica minivans th...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Startup Battlefield application deadline extended for Disrupt SF
 Procrastinators rejoice — the application deadline for Startup Battlefield, Disrupt SF 2017 has been extended until Monday, July 17 at 12 pm PT. That means you have two extra days to do wh...
02:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Google Play Music gets more personalized with New Release Radio, customized to your tastes
 It’s no longer enough to simply offer on-demand music as part of the value proposition for music streaming services – you have to enable discovery of new tunes and make recommendatio...
01:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Here are some of the groundbreaking robots youll see at TC Sessions: Robotics next week
 TC Sessions: Robotics takes place on Monday, July 17 at MIT, and the agenda is stacked with the best minds, engineers and founders in the robotic industry. And many are bringing some mechanical ...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Equity Podcast: Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s weekly look at the increasingly troubled venture capital industry. This week Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook really cant decide how much VR should cost
 Down, down, down the price of the Oculus Rift goes. On the heels of a temporary $200 price cut, today Facebook’s Oculus has announced that the Rift and Touch will be receiving a permanent ...
12:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Astro Digital launched its first imaging satellites
 With the satellite launch earlier today Astro Digital has sent its first shot across the bow at its competitors in the earth imaging and analysis market. The new satellites will join their celes...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Canadas Assent Compliance raises $31.4M Series B round to help businesses stay in compliance
 Assent Compliance isn’t in a sexy space. The company focuses on helping enterprises collect the necessary data to keep their global supply chains in compliance with local and international...
07:50 am GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Vertu is dead
 It’s been a long, downward slide for cellphone maker Vertu. The company, founded by Nokia in 1998, was supposed to be a luxury phone provider to the stars and, to a degree, it delivered. T...
07:01 am GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Deadline to sign up for Startup Battlefield Africa extended by one week
 We’re excited to bring our illustrious startup competition, the Startup Battlefield, to Nairobi, Kenya later this year. And we’re giving you a one-week extension to apply. The Battle...
03:48 am GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Heres a sneak peek of what Disneys Star Wars Land will look like
 This weekend is Disney’s D23 expo, where the company often unveils the first glimpses into what it has in store for the years ahead. Our own Editor-and-Disney-aficionado-in-Chief Matthew P...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | DraftKings and FanDuel No Longer Merging
Uber is merging with Yandex.Taxi in Russia, DraftKings and FanDuel call it quits on their merger, Amazon is working on a premium Echo Home and Jet.com gives New Yorkers smart locks for their home deli...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, July 14, 2017
Techcrunch Roku is planning an IPO for this year
 Internet TV provider Roku is planning an IPO for this year, sources tell TechCrunch. Confirming an earlier report by the Wall Street Journal,sources tell us that Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Al...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one
 The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into mak...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch A people-first view of investing in innovation or entrepreneurs who take people for granted will fail
 I have long been fascinated by the promise of the world of autonomous transport. However, as the conversation at a recent event turned to the complexities that autonomous cars might introduce to...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Google adds salon and spa bookings through Maps and Search
 Look out StyleSeat and other salon booking apps, starting today Google will let people book hair and spa appointments. “So that fresh haircut or palm tree-green mani is only a couple taps ...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check
 IBM’s Watson unit is receiving heat today in the form of a scathing equity research report from Jefferies’James Kisner. The group believes that IBM’s investment into Watson wil...
07:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Net Neutrality Day of Action spurs millions to speak out for online freedoms
 Yesterday was the much-ballyhooed “Net Neutrality Day of Action,” an online protest day on which thousands of websites, people and services called attention to the impending revocati...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Razers Blade Pro THX Edition is an epic mobile production powerhouse with noisy fans
 WhenRazer bought THX off of George Lucas’ hands, no one knew what they’d use their new multimedia technology arm for — until they announced the improvements to their most power...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch DraftKings and FanDuel will no longer merge
 DraftKings and FanDuel, the two biggest daily fantasy sports platforms that originally announced their intention to merge last year, have called it quits.This comes a month after the FTC announc...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch NYC passes tipping option rule that applies to ride hailing apps
 The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) passed a proposed rule on Wednesday requiring that all for hire vehicle drivers be provided a way to receive tips, including ride hailing ap...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch NYC passes tipping option rule that applies to ride-hailing apps
 The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) passed a proposed rule on Wednesday requiring that all for-hire vehicle drivers be provided a way to receive tips, including ride-hailing ap...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Here are the winners of the Google Cloud machine learning pitch-off
 Back in March at Google’s Cloud Next conference, the company announced plans to run its own machine learning startup competition side-by-side with Data Collective and Emergence Capital. Fo...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Insticator raises $5.2M to help publishers make their stories more interactive
 Insticator is announcing that it has raised $5.2 million in Series A funding.The startup allows online publishers to add quizzes, polls and other interactive elements (either created by Insticat...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch HBO and Netflix lead this years Emmy nominations
 Streaming services once again top the list of this year’s Emmy nominations – another indicator of the shift in how today’s consumers are watching TV. HBO, which has been availa...
04:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Pendo closes $25M Series C from Meritech to scale its customer understanding platform
 Just seven months after announcing a $20 million Series B, Pendo, a platform to help businesses better understand their customers, has closed a new $25 million Series C led by Meritech Capital P...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Box introduces Box Elements, pre-packaged content services for developers
 Box introduced a new type of developer tool today called Box Elements, pre-packaged application pieces designed to deliver Box functionality with a few lines of code. Eventually there will be th...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Cover raises $8 million to insure your belongings
 Applying for homeowner’s insurance should be as easy as waving your phone camera around your room. That’s the premise behind Cover, an app that recommends insurance based on whatR...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch AT&Ts streaming service DirecTV Now is getting cloud DVR, parental controls, and other features
 AT&T’s streaming TV service for cord cutters, DirecTV Now, is finally getting a cloud DVR, among other features, the company announced today. The addition is part of a larger platform ...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon said to be working on a premium version of the Echo
 Amazon’s Echo is a lot of things to a lot of people — but the word “premium” never really enters the conversation. That’s because, like most of the devices Amazon m...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Open Listings raised $6.5M to help you buy a home without an annoying agent
 Open Listings, the YC-backed startup that lets buyers purchase homes and get a 50% refund on whatever fee their real estate agent would normally make, has raised $6.5M in Series A funding led by...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Hungry? Theres a robot for that at TC Disrupt SF
 Robotics has the potential to change the world. From jobs that are difficult or dangerous to do, to jobs that people simply don’t want to do, robotics will undoubtedly step in and fill the...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch WordPress.com gives you more options to share your posts on social networks
 WordPress.com is slowly but surely replacing all those clunky social sharing plugins that you use. With today’s update, you can now schedule tweets, Facebook posts or LinkedIn updates in W...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Alexa brings hands-free TV to more devices
 Alexa’s latest trick is offering a hands-free TV viewing experience, that will allow consumers to turn on or off their television, change inputs, fast forward, rewind and more, without hav...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch BloomAPI locks down $2.4M to fix medical record releases
 Seattle-based BloomAPI is announcing a $2.4 million seed round this morning for its solution to the broken medical records release process. It’s no secret that the entire US healthcare sys...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Blend releases a mobile app for mortgage lenders on the go
 Since launching five years ago, Blend has helped major financial institutions make lending decisions to consumers, in many cases narrowing the time it takes to close a mortgage by seven to 10 da...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Vayyar launches 3D sensors that give self-driving cars interior awareness
 A lot of the sensor hardware being developed by component suppliers in the autonomous driving industry focus on getting a clear picture of what’s happening outside the car, but Vayyar̵...
02:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Jet.com is installing Latch access systems in 1,000 NYC apartment buildings for easier deliveries
 Jet, the online retailer bought by Walmart last year, has struck a deal with smart access provider Latch in an effort to make deliveries easier for its customers in urban areas.Over 100,000 resi...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Marketing data startup Segment raises $64M
 Segment has raised $64 million in Series C funding, with the Y Combinator Continuity Fund and GV leading the round. The continuity fund is the $700 million fund led by former Twitter COO Ali Row...
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Stash raises $40 million Series C to make investing more approachable
 Micro-investing app Stash has raised an additional $40 million in Series C funding, the company announced this morning, following rapid growth in terms of sign-ups from new users – 86 perc...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Framebridge adds $17M in funding as it takes custom framing mainstream
 We throw around the word disrupter a lot in the startup world, especially at TechCrunch. But Framebridge, a custom framing startup launched in 2014, is actually worthy of that title.And today Fr...
01:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Oculus reportedly planning $200 standalone wireless VR headset for 2018
 Facebook is set to reveal a standalone Oculus virtual reality headset sometime later this year, Bloomberg reports, with a ship date of sometime in 2018. The headset will work without requiring a...
01:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch London calling: Google Cloud launches new region in London
 As the Brits prepare to exit the EU in the coming years, it’s going to require that they have a set of services based on British soil. Google helped solve one cloud localization problem to...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Logitechs Harmony Alexa skill now simplifies home theater voice control
 Logitech has updated the Alexa skill for its Harmony line of universal remotes, making it very easy to control your home theater with your voice if you have an Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show or Dash ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch On-demand alcohol delivery startup Saucey raises $5.4 million more
 Saucey, an L.A.-based alcohol delivery company, has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from earlier and new investors, including Blumberg Capital,...
12:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Cisco acquires network security startup Observable Networks
 Cisco has made another acquisition in the enterprise security space — underscoring the ongoing market demand for security services amid a growing threat of cyber breaches and malicious hac...
12:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch BMW to include Skype for Business in-car via iDrive
 BMW is doing more with partner Microsoft to bring productivity to its vehicles. After adding Office 365 communications features to its BMW 5 series late last year, it’s now also bringing S...
12:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Shopify adding eBay as a sales channel for merchants
 Shopify has another sales channel, in addition to its existing avenues including Amazon, Facebook, BuzzFeed, Pinterest and more. The latest addition is eBay, which hosts a large audience of pote...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch WeWork has a new COO, Jen Berrent, whos replacing cofounder Miguel McKelvey
 Two top executives at WeWork are switching job titles. WeWork has promoted Jen Berrent, a career attorney who joined the company nearly three years ago as its chief legal officer and chief cultu...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch WeWork has a new COO, Jen Berrent
 WeWork has named a new COO,Jen Berrent, a career attorney who joined the company nearly three years ago as its chief legal officer and chief cultural officer and was promoted into the role. Migu...
11:55 am GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch There is no hacker called Jayden K. Smith
 As a public service I’m putting up this post so when your parents message you with a warning about a hacker named “Jayden K. Smith” who “has the system connected to your ...
11:46 am GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch OwnBackup grabs $7.5M Series B investment for SaaS data backup service
 One of the great advantages of the cloud is that your vendor is supposed to takes care of all the hard management bits for you — including backup. While that’s true for the most part...
11:31 am GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Scientists store a famous movie in DNA
 Researchers have long thought about storing data in DNA and, so far, it seems to be working. They’ve already stuffed a book into DNA and Microsoft is experimenting with a process to store ...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Spotinst raises $15M to help businesses better utilize the cloud
 Spotinst, a service that helps businesses optimize their cloud utilization and reduce their cloud computing cost through the use of Amazon’s EC2 spot instances, today announced that it has...
11:23 am GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Cortica teaches autonomous vehicles with unsupervised learning
 Cortica is moving into mobility by opening an automotive branch for its AI technology. The key, according to the company, is in the use of unsupervised learning that allows an autonomous system ...
10:50 am GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Uber, Yandex combine ridesharing and UberEATS in Russian markets in a $3.72B JV
 As Uber continues to work through a huge amount of internal management turmoil, the company is also consolidating and rationalising more of its international business. Today, the company announc...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Rover raised $65 million for pet sitting
 Finding temporary housing for your dog should be as easy as renting an Airbnb. That’s the idea behind Rover, which raised $65 million to expand its pet sitting and dog-walking businesses. ...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Behind the scenes with Tezos, a new blockchain upstart
 With a whopping $200m raised (at current btc and eth prices) Tezos breaks all Initial Coin Offering records to date. That’s saying something given over $1 billion dollars has gone into ICO...
03:26 am GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Beauty startup Glossier will start shipping to Canada, the U.K. and France, with more countries to come
 Glossier, the direct-to-consumer beauty startup that’s raised $34.4 million in funding so far, will kick off its international expansion this month. Read More ...
03:02 am GMT - Thu, July 13, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Hyperloop One Tests Full-Scale Version
Hyperloop One tests a full-scale version, Vizio is suing LeEco for breach of contract, MIT envisions 3D without the glasses and Microsoft has a plan to challenge DeepMind. All this on Crunch Report. R...
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches a new Backup & Sync desktop app for uploading files and photos to the cloud
 As promised last month, Google has today launched its new “Backup and Sync from Google” tool, which aims to help users more easily back up the files and photos on their computer. The...
10:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Where Trumps FBI nominee stands on techs hot privacy issues
 While questions about Russia attracted more initial scrutiny at his Senate confirmation hearing today, Trump’s proposed James Comey replacement Chris Wray did offer a few clues on his idea...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Online publishing platform Verst adds tools for paywalls and prettier websites
 Recently launched publishing platform Verst released a big update today, with new features like a homepage builder, new pricing and support for subscription paywalls. CEO AJ Frank told us that h...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch A new transportation-focused fund just landed $120 million from a wide range of transport companies
 Transportation is a huge category. Just some of the players include automakers and motorcycle manufacturers and trucking firms and logistics companies and dealership groups and repair shop chain...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Google updates its Container Engine with a focus on security
 Google today announced the latest updates to itsGoogle Container Engine, its service for running Kubernetes-based software containers in its cloud. Like with previous releases, this update bring...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Scientists have inserted a gif of a horse into living bacteria, did your brain just explode
 In a new study published in Nature, a group of scientists at Harvard have successfully stored a GIF— yes, like a moving meme — into live bacteria (E. coli to be specific). It’s...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Scientists have inserted a GIF of a horse into living bacteria did your brain just explode?
 In a new study published in Nature, a group of scientists at Harvard have successfully stored a GIF— yes, like a moving meme — into live bacteria (E. coli to be specific). It’s...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Ignition Partners VC Frank Artale resigns in light of misconduct allegations
 Frank Artale, a managing director at Ignition Partners, has resigned, according to the firm. Earlier this month, the firm received a misconduct complaint regarding Artale, Ignition Partners wrot...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Box announces former Apple, Cisco exec Stephanie Carullo will succeed Dan Levin as COO
 Box dropped a bit of a bombshell this afternoon, when it announced that long-time Chief Operating Officer Dan Levin would be stepping down from the role, and Stephanie Carullo would be taking ov...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch With the United Slate, Sam Altman presents a political vision for California and the U.S.
 As the country grapples with income inequality, a lack of affordable housing, and a potential labor crisis brought on by technological advancements like artificial intelligence and automation, Y...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch MateLabs mixes machine learning with IFTTT
 If you’ve ever wanted to train a machine learning model and integrate it with IFTTT, you now can with a new offering from MateLabs. MateVerse, a platform where novices can spin out machine...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch SoundCloud sinks as leaks say layoffs buy little time
 A tense scene unfolded yesterday as user-generated music streaming service SoundCloud held an all-hands meeting to explain to employees why it suddenly had to lay off 40 percent of its staff las...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Bumbles SuperSwipe lets you show interest before someone swipes left or right
 Bumble just launched a new feature designed to let you tell a match you’re reallyinto them. Available now, SuperSwipe is a button that signals to a potential match that you want to match b...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch The Pixel Kit is Kanos latest product to get your kids psyched about coding
 Following a host of delays, Kano is finally shipping its latest coding product for kids, the Pixel Kit. It’s cute, compact and colorful and is aiming to light up kids’ imaginations. ...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Uber engineering manager who oversaw Susan Fowlers department has reportedly left
 AG Gangadhar, who led Uber’s storage, machine learning and infrastructure groups, has left the company, Recode reports. Gangadhar was reportedly a director Fowler referenced in her blog po...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Care/of raises $12 million in Series A for its home-delivered customized nutrition packs
 Care/of, a year-old, New York-based company that makes subscription-only vitamin supplements that it says are tailored specifically to user’s needs, has raised $12 million in Series A fund...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Nvidia is powering the worlds first Level 3 self-driving production car
 Audi announced Tuesday that its forthcoming A8 would be the first production vehicle to ship with a Level 3 self-driving feature onboard when it goes on sale next year, and now we know that Nvid...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch NYU releases the largest LiDAR dataset ever to help urban development
 New York University has made available the largest public LiDAR data set ever collected, via its Center for Urban Science and Progress. The laser scanned data, collected using aerial LiDAR instr...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Outlooks mobile makeover includes a much smarter search, powered by Microsoft Graph
 Microsoft today unveiled a redesigned version of its popular Outlook mobile app for iOS and Android, which most notably includes a more intelligent search feature, powered by Microsoft Graph, al...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Meet Mobike, a billion-dollar bike-sharing startup from China
 Bike-sharing is the year’s hottest tech trend in China. The two biggest startups in the space have pulled in more than $1 billion cumulatively from VCs this year alone, and at valuations t...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch How to find the right contacts at Disrupt SF
 Everyone who has ever been to a tech conference knows the feeling: You’re excited to walk into a giant hall buzzing with people, but a heartbeat later you’re anxious and wondering, &...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Google Play Movies & TV rolls out support for HDR video on Chromecast Ultra
 Google Play Movies & TV today becomes the latest video provider to roll out support for HDR (high dynamic range) video, Google announced today. HDR video is designed to improve picture quali...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Nodle.io uses Bluetooth to build delay-tolerant IoT networks
 As the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices continues to grow at an exponential rate, it’s becoming clear that we also need the right networks to connect these devices to each other ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Bitly sells a majority stake to Spectrum Equity for $63M
 Bitly is announcing that it has raised $63 million in additional funding from Spectrum Equity — a deal that gives the growth equity firm a majority stake in Bitly.Founded in 2008, the comp...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Roku hits 15 million monthly users, 7 billion hours streamed in first half of 2017
 The trend towards cord cutting has helped streaming media device maker Roku reach a new milestone, the company announced this morning. Roku now has 15 million monthly active users across its pla...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Apple will toss in a pair of Beats headphones for students who buy a Mac or iPad Pro
 Starting today, Apple’s sweetening its education discount program by tossing in a free pair of Beats headphones for qualified students. The deals is timed to coincide with the looming back...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook brings Live to its beta Spaces virtual reality app
 In an effort to seemingly combine a couple of the top tech trends of the year, Facebook will soon be allowing users of its Oculus Rift virtual reality system to livestream themselves inside VR t...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook brings Live broadcasting to its Spaces virtual reality app
 In an effort to seemingly combine a couple of the top tech trends of the year, Facebook will soon be allowing users of its Oculus Rift virtual reality system to live stream themselves inside VR....
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch DoNotPay launches 1,000 new bots to help you with your legal problems
 Since making headlines last year with his DoNotPay chatbot to help people fight their parking tickets, 19-year-old Joshua Browder has been heads down building in new capabilities on his quest to...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft creates an AI research lab to challenge Google and DeepMind
 Microsoft has created a new research lab with a focus on developing general purpose artificial intelligence technology, the company revealed today. The lab will be located at Microsoft’s R...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Heres what a bunch of companies are doing for the Net Neutrality Day of Action
The FCC is planning on reversing the net neutrality rules passed by the previous Commission — but we’re not going to take it lying down. Companies and organizations across the world and we...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch These stretchy, durable sensors could be woven right into clothing
 If we must have an internet of things, it makes no sense to leave clothes out of the party. But clothes must be worn, washed, bunched up, and folded — it’s hard to make electronics t...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch With $1.6 million in funding, Zently now helps roommates split bills
 Earlier in the spring we told you about Zently, a new app for renters that helps them pay rent on time and flag maintenance issues to their landlords.Now the app can hook into your bank account,...
02:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch I watched two robots chat together on stage at a tech event
 I got a glimpse into the future world of our robot overlords today. It was nervy at times. I watched two robots go on stage at a tech event to “debate” the future of humanity with ea...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch After big layoffs Soundcloud founder says its strategy is now to take back control
 At Tech Open Air Berlin Soundcloud co-founder Alex Ljung gave his first major public interview to me today.In the interview he batted back claims that Soundcloud (SC) is facing tough times, insi...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Grand Central Tech unveils its fourth class of startups
 Grand Central Tech is kicking off the fourth year of its startup accelerator.As its name suggests, the organization is located near New York City’s Grand Central station. It’s not ju...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Prime Day was the biggest sales day in its history, up 60% on 2016 led by the Echo
 We said yesterday that all signs pointed to Amazon’s Prime Day sales event smashing through its own numbers, and that is exactly what happened: the company today announced that the 30-hour...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch US venture investment ticks up in Q2 2017
 Venture investment in U.S. startups rose sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, boosted by large, late-stage financings and a few outsized early-stage rounds in tech and healthcare. Overall...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Revere launches with $2M in funding to sell workout drinks made from plants
 Dietary supplements aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, which means the industry is rife with dubious claims. Revere, a new startup that sells monthly subscriptions of it...
02:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal expands Apple integration, will become a payment option in 11 new markets
 PayPal this morning announced an expanded partnership with Apple, which will now see the payment method becoming available as an option on iOS devices, in addition to being available in more mar...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch The OrCam MyEye helps visually impaired people read and identify things
 Meet the OrCam MyEye, a tiny wearable device that can give you secret powers if you have vision problems. It’s a tiny device that you clip to your glasses. It has a camera, a speaker and a...
01:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Hyperloop One tests its full-scale system for the first time
 Hyperloop One conducted the first full-scale system test (via The Verge), achieving full vacuum conditions in its closed tube environment with a test pod that’s the actual size of what it ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Sega adds Virtua Tennis Challenge to its free mobile game lineup
 Sega’s making good on its promise to continue adding titles to its Sega Forever library of mobile games – the latest is the Dreamcast classic Virtua Tennis Challenge. The Sega Foreve...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch MITs glasses-free home 3D tech could make help 3D movies more popular
 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a new method for displaying 3D movies at home without requiring the use of 3D glasses, and without some of the ...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Apple unveils smart home experiences in its retail stores worldwide
 Unless you’ve had a chance to try some Apple HomeKit products in someone’shome or apartment, it can be hard to understand how it all works. In order to help with that, Apple has unve...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Hutch, the virtual interior design app, has raised $10M from Zillow
 Hutch, the interior design app that takes a photo of your room and virtually redecorates it, has raised $10M in funding from real estate platform Zillow. Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff will ...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch XFactor is a new $3M pre-seed/seed fund looking to invest in female-led startups
 Part of the sexism problem in tech/VC comes down to the fact that women are far outnumbered by men, especially at the top of the food chain. Women represent seven percent of the partner position...
12:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Finding Andy Cunningham
 A few weeks ago I stopped at a garage sale in Brooklyn and found a stack of Nintendo Power magazines. Nintendo Power, for the non-80s kids, was a magazine produced by Nintendo from 1988 to 2012....
12:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Google acquires Indias Halli Labs, which was building AI tools to fix old problems
 Some more M&A news in the world of artificial intelligence. Today it was made public that Google has acquired Halli Labs, a very young (its first public appearance was on May 22 of this year...
12:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch ZeroFox secures $40m Series C to help manage social media risk
 ZeroFox, a startup that helps companies manage social media risk including scams, malicious links and account hijacking, announced a $40 million Series C investment today.The round was led by Re...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Overwatch is getting a city-based esports league with Robert Kraft as an owner
 Esports is growing up. Activision Blizzard just announced the Overwatch League, a new esports league built around Overwatch,which will be the first major esports league with a traditional city-b...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Real estate venture firm Fifth Wall launches an early stage accelerator
 The venture capital firm Fifth Wall, an investor in construction and real-estate focused startups thatis backed by some of the country’s largest real estate companies, is expanding into ea...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Fairclaims raises $1.8 million to be a virtual Judge Judy
 Two years ago, Stephen Kane was looking for his next big idea. A lawyer who previously worked for the mega-firm O’Melveny & Myers and then spent time at Lex Machina, a software company...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects
 After helping to launch the Partnership on AI with Google, Facebook and others; and doubling down on AI research, today Microsoft unveiled a new initiative that points to how it plans to target ...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Gong, an AI-based language tool to help sales and customer service reps, nabs $20M
 As artificial intelligence continues its spread into all aspects of computing, many believe that it will be the next big frontier in CRM. Today a startup called Gong.io underscores that trend: t...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch IBMs new Services Platform uses AI to help businesses manage their IT operations
 IBM is launching a new machine learning-centric product for enterprises today: the IBM Services Platform. This new service aims to help businesses manage their IT infrastructure and make better ...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunch London Pitch-Off: Here are the startups wholl pitch!
On 19 July we’re hosting theTechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in London, in partnership with Unbound.— and it’s going to be great! Tickets are still available,so grab yours today. You...
07:17 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Trainline now gives you real-time train information in France
 Trainline’s European service (formerly known as Captain Train) is becoming your one-stop shop for French trains. The company has partnered with SNCF to get real-time data about trains, del...
06:19 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch See you tomorrow in Prague
 Just a reminder that PragueCrunch V is tomorrow and it will be be a blast. We’re holding PragueCrunch V tomorrow, July 13, 2017, at Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden. We start at 6pm. You can RSVP...
05:29 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Ticwatch is back with two new alternatives to the Apple Watch
 The Ticwatch, a worthy (and more affordable) alternative to the Apple Watch, is back with two new models. You may remember the second-generation Ticwatch from last year. The watch raised over $2...
05:01 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Revolut raises $66 million for its global banking alternative
 Revolut has raised a $66 million Series B round with Index Ventures leading the round, and existing investors Balderton Capital and Ribbit Capital also participating. The startup will also run a...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Elton John invests in Qloo, a startup that analyzes your taste
 Qloo, which bills itself as “the cultural artificial intelligence data platform,” has raised $6.5 million in additional funding from AXA Strategic Ventures and Elton John.Yes, that&#...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, July 12, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Most-Viewed YouTube Video of All Time
Wiz Khalifa’s music video for “See you again” is the new most-viewed video on YouTube, Elon Musk buys back X.com domain name, Toyota launches an AI fund and Facebook tests display ad...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Vizio files $100M lawsuit against LeEco
 Last summer LeEco announced it intended to purchase the U.S.-based TV maker Vizio for $2 billion. The deal fell through in Marchamid myriad problems surrounding LeEco,including a major cash crun...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch MITs Daniela Rus is leading a robotics revolution
 Daniela Rus’s morning is packed. My arrival appears to come as a bit of a surprise. She considers the situation for a moment before inviting me in. Rus has allowed me to sit in for a packe...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Trump hotel guests had their credit card information hacked (again)
 According to a new report from the Washington Post, Trump Hotels has been hacked again. The 14 affected properties include Trump Central Park, Trump Chicago, Trump Las Vegas and Trump DC with mo...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Logitech picks up gaming hardware maker Astro for $85M
 Logitech is expanding its territory in the rapidly growing gaming space with the acquisition of Astro Gaming, a younger company known for their high-quality headsets. The price: a highly respect...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Echo devices are Amazon Prime Days best sellers
 Amazon’s decision to deeply discount its voice-powered Echo devices for Prime Day appears to be paying off for the online retailer. Though Prime Day is still underway this afternoon, Amazo...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Optimizely hires Jay Larson as its new CEO
 Co-founder Dan Siroker is stepping down as the CEO of Optimizely. He’s handing the role over to Jay Larson, who was previously CEO at Birst, as well as an executive at Mercury Interactive ...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Heres how the Tesla Model 3 changed from prototype to production car
 Curious about what exactly has changed on the Tesla Model 3 now that we have our first look at the production vehicle? The original prototype was revealed back in May 2016, and it’s change...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Transfix keeps on truckin, with $42 million in fresh funding led by NEA
 When we last checked in on Transfix in late 2015, the then two-year-old, 26-person, New York-based transportation startup was determined to use its tech to increasingly match customersneeding in...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Bye-bye, Firefly: Waymo retires its autonomous prototype vehicle
 If you were holding out for one of those super cute autonomous pods from Google’s early days of researching self-driving vehicles, I have bad news. The autonomous division of the company i...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Anna Patterson talks Gradient Ventures, Googles new AI fund
 It’s been pretty obvious for a few months now, but Google has finally admitted that it’s running its own investment fund targeting machine intelligence startups. The fund will go by ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Marketplace liquidity
 Liquidity is a crucial metric for all marketplaces. But how can we truly evaluate this liquidity? The three keys to answering this question are density, appropriately balanced demand and supply ...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Twitters new CFO is getting $15 million in stock
 Twitter has announced that it’s hired a new CFO. Ned Segal is joining the company from Intuit, where he was senior vice president of finance.Twitter has a new CFO: @nedsegal! Welcome to th...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch A group of Twitter users is suing Trump for blocking them
 In a lawsuit filed today, a small cluster of Twitter users is suing the president for blocking them on the platform. The case, brought forward by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks Messenger ads are bad and must be destroyed
 When Facebook removed messages from the main app, I swore I would never download Messenger. That’s been a pretty easy promise to keep, especially since they introduced the idea of huge ads...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch LeEco delays payroll until August due to financial constraints
 Some LeEco employees in China will not get paid until August. According to an official statement provided to TechCrunch, Leshi Holdings, LeEco’s holding company has decided to postpone Jul...
07:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch There are now more tickets available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital
 The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. As in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enj...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch A.C. Slater hosts ex-reality stars playing competitive Candy Crush. What?
 A CBS creative team must’ve done a lot of acid while bingeing 90s TV on their smartphones – that’s the only conceivable reason this Candy Crush TV series, hosted by Mario Lopez...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Toyota launches venture capital fund targeting artificial intelligence startups
 Toyota is the latest Fortune 500 company to launch an AI focused venture capital fund. The initial early-stage fund will deploy $100 million and operate as a subsidiary of theToyota Research Ins...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Astronomer raises $3.5M to make data analytics more accessible
 Astronomer aims to ease the pain around data analytics. Collecting data is just part of the operation. After the data has been collected, it needs to be assembled and organized and sometimes tha...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch This scorecard shows which tech companies protect user data from the government (and which dont)
 The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s newest “Who Has Your Back?” report details what exactly tech giants are doing — or not — to protect their users from potentiall...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Wiz Khalifa overtakes Psy to claim the most-watched YouTube video of all-time
 Wiz Khalifa’s Furious 7 homage, See You Again, has overtaken Psy’s Gangnam Style for the title of YouTube’s most-watched video ever. The music video has garnered more than 2,89...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Wiz Khalifa overtakes Psy to claim the most-watched YouTube video of all time
 Wiz Khalifa’s Furious 7 homage, See You Again, has overtaken Psy’s Gangnam Style for the title of YouTube’s most-watched video ever. The music video has garnered more than 2,89...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Google bans its ads on sites that use those annoying pop-unders
 Google today clarified a change to its ad policies, which have now been updated to include a ban on Google advertisements on any websites that utilize “pop-under” advertisements. The...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Early chatbot believers Howdy and Bot Metrics join forces to deliver on the promise of bots
 Two of the largest communities for chatbot developers are joining forces with the belief that bots are only just getting started.Howdy, a company backed by Bloomberg Beta and Slack among others,...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Audis new A8 will have Level 3 autonomy via traffic jam pilot
 The new Audi A8 revealed by the automaker today features a new level of self-driving for production vehicles – Level 3 autonomy, which actually allows drivers to stop monitoring the vehicl...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Datatron raises $2.7M to help companies query real-time and historical data
 Fresh out of 500 startups, Datatron has raised $2.7 million in seed financing for its data savvy assistant Emma. But under the somewhat trite coating of an assistant, Datatron is a making it eas...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger globally tests injecting display ads into inbox
 Messaging is the center of mobile, and Facebook wants ads in front of all those eyes. After seeing “promising results from Australia and Thailand,” Facebook Messenger is expanding it...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch London fintech Curve closing in on $10M Series A
 Curve, the London fintech that offers a platform that lets you consolidate all your bank cards into a single Curve card and manage your money, is on the verge of closing $10 million in Series A ...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch The hunted becomes the hunter: How Cloudflares fight with a patent troll could alter the game
 Matthew Prince knew what was coming. The CEO of Cloudflare, an internet security company and content delivery network in San Francisco, was behind his desk when the emails began. College classma...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Suppose.tv launches a service that helps cord cutters find the best deal
 With a growing number of streaming TV services entering the market, it’s becoming difficult for consumers to make comparisons. People want to know which service is best for them in terms o...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Disney puts a new spin on its accelerator
 Over the past few years, Disney’s accelerator classes have been transitioning away from what was once a roughly standard early-stage growth framework. Rather than the “adopt-a-compan...
03:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Louis Vuitton introduces the pricey Tambour Horizon smart watch
 Louis Vuitton is throwing its hat in the smart watch ring with the launch of the Tambour Horizon. The device runs on Android Wear 2.0 software and was developed in collaboration Qualcomm and Goo...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Score a prime 2-for-1 deal on Disrupt SF tickets today
 It’s certainly hard to resist the siren song of online deals on Amazon Prime day, so while you’re at it, why not also grab a deal on a great tech conference – TechCrunch Disrup...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Inside the Q2 2017 global venture capital ecosystem
 One thing is clear: The market for startup equity is on firmer footing nowthan it was three months ago. With two successive quarters of growth, both in the number of deals struck and the amount ...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Hyperledger Fabric releases version 1.0 of open source distributed ledger
 Hyperledger Fabric, the open source distributed ledger project from Hyperledger, reached a significant milestone today when it released version 1.0. Hyperledger Fabric is a distributed ledger, a...
02:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Siri usage and engagement dropped since last year, as Alexa and Cortana grew
 Siri remains the most popular virtual assistant with 41.4 million monthly active users in the U.S., according to a new report from measurement firm Verto Analytics out this morning, but it has s...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch The Lemonade insurance social experiment results in $53K donation in year one
 Lemonade has raised $60 million to date with the thesis that insurance companies can cut costs and automate more of their processes if they can somehow incentivize users to act less selfishly an...
02:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft to employ unused TV channels to offer rural broadband
 Every internet company these days has a plan for connecting people who don’t otherwise have reliable connectivity – Microsoft’s play will utilize unused TV broadcast channels, ...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Day deals that dont suck
 Happy Amazon Prime Day. Sure, it’s a crass, made up holiday created with the sole purpose of fueling the cold, heartless engine of capitalism — but doesn’t that description app...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch David Changs Ando launches a new menu, refocuses on the food
 Food delivery is far from perfect. From big players like Grubhub to newer companies like Caviar, the combination of perfectly cooked food and delivery logistics is one that is pretty damn easy t...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Pew study says 41 percent of adults in the U.S. have been harassed online
 Online harassment is an all-too-common occurrence in the U.S., with 41 percent of adults saying they have experienced harassment online, and 66 percent of people say they’ve seen it happen...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch You can buy Tovalas $399 smart oven starting today
 Tovala, a $399 smart oven out of Y Combinator promising to perfectly cook ready-made meals in under 30 minutes is finally available for purchase.It can bake, boil and steam meals at up to 550 de...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Blowing up the re-location industry, Move Guides raises $48M Series C
 Whatever any country leader says about banning travel or shutting down the movement of people, the world is accelerating its globalisation and that means people move around. Duh. Talent is now g...
01:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Stranger Things Season 2 arrives on Netflix on October 27
 Just in time for Halloween 2017, Netflix will offer up all new episodes of its hit series Stranger Things: We now know that we’re going to get the second season episodes on October 27, con...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla to triple service capability with repair fleet and service center expansion
 Tesla is adding over 100 new service centers around the world, and putting over 350 new mobile service vans to work with its roaming fleet for house and work calls. The goal is to increase its s...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch The Caliper Slide Rule Watch will help you multiply and divide in the coming end times
 When the apocalypse finally arrives, those with the booksmarts will be the upperymen. Maybe somebody you know will be the readerwriter and maybe somebody you know will learn how to make the bran...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Sendence closes $1.5m seed seed round to simplify deployment of real-time applications
 Sendence, a new startup based in New York City, announced a $1.5 million seed round today. The company is working on a platform for simplifying deployment of real-time applications. Investors in...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Sendence closes $1.5m seed round to simplify deployment of real-time applications
 Sendence, a new startup based in New York City, announced a $1.5 million seed round today. The company is working on a platform for simplifying deployment of real-time applications. Investors in...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Gastric bypass surgery in a pill startup Allurion gets $27 million as it pursues FDA approval
 Allurion, a Boston-based startup offering a non-invasive gastric balloon by swallowing a pill, has gained $27 million in Series C funding from previous investor Romulus Capital, with new partici...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal makes it easier for its merchants to sell products globally
 Payments provider PayPalhas over the years made it easier for a wide range of businesses to accept payments from customers at home and abroad. Now with its Global Sellers initiative, the company...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch GoPro selects ten brands to be first to use the Fusion spherical camera
 If you’re just now hearing that GoPro is shipping the Fusion, chances are you’re not on the list. The company selected nine organizations and one travel blogger to be the first to re...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft adds automatic ride receipt forwarding for business profiles
 Lyft now makes it easier for business travelers to expense the trips they take for work – rides taken under a Business Profile within the Lyft app can now be automatically forwarded to a n...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Marley Spoon launches affordable meal kit Dinnerly
 It appears that companies in the meal kit space aren’t out of fresh ideas just yet with news that Marley Spoon, a startup that originally hails from Berlin but has since made its focus the...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Abstract launches as the versioning system of record for design
 Sales teams have Salesforce. Engineers have GitHub. But designers have always had slim pickings. Abstract, launching today, is a workflow platform and system of record built for designers to sol...
12:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Five reasons to attend TC Sessions: Robotics next week at MIT
 Next week TechCrunch is hosting its first ever one-day event centered around robotics. Called TC Sessions: Robotics, there are still a few general admission tickets left which grant the holder a...
12:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Genoox raises $6M to make genetic data analysis more accessible for clinics
 Genoox, a startup that wants to make it easier for medical professionals to use genomic data in patient care, has raised $6 million in funding. The capital includes a seed round from Inimiti Cap...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch With $50 million in funding, Brandless sells everyday essentials for $3 each
 Brandless is a new consumer-packaged goods company that is looking to reduce the cost of grocery staples with a direct-to-consumer business model. Led by serial entrepreneurs Tina Sharkey and Id...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Buoyant raises $10.5M Series A round as it looks to bring service meshes to the masses
 Buoyant, a company founded by former Twitter infrastructure engineers William Morgan and Oliver Gould, today announced that it has raised a $10.5 million Series A round. Read More ...
11:15 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch SAP wants to bridge the gap between IoT and business data
 SAP announced a new tool today called the Leonardo IoT Bridge that is designed to help bridge the gap between data coming from sensors in the field and business systems operating inside a firm. ...
10:55 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch HyTrust raises $36M and acquires DataGravity
 Word spread late last week that data visibility and security startup DataGravity had been acquired. At the time, though, it was unclear by whom. Now we know. It was HyTrust, a company that speci...
10:38 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung acquires Greek text-to-speech startup Innoetics for under $50M
 With the launch of Bixby and reports that Samsung is building its own competitor to Amazon’s Echo, the consumer electronics giant has now made an acquisition that could help power its next...
10:35 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Agricool raises $9.1 million to grow fruits and vegetables in containers
 French startup Agricool is using containers to grow strawberries around big cities. The company just raised a $9.1 million (8 million) funding round from Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Thibault Elzier...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Intuition Robotics raises another $14 million, this time from Toyota Research Institute
 Intuition Robotics, maker of the ElliQ robotic elder care assistant, and opened an office in San Francisco. As it looks to grow staff and ramp up testingof the product, the company has raised an...
07:28 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch More funding for AI cybersecurity: Darktrace raises $75M at an $825M valuation
 With cybercrime projected to reap some $6 trillion in damages by 2021, and businesses likely to invest around $1 trillionover the next five years to try to mitigate that, we’re seeing a ri...
04:33 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand
 Here’s a cool trick for art fans. You can text San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at 572-51 and it will respond with a piece of art from it’s collection. Send Me SFMOMA ...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Code-teaching app SoloLearn wins FbStart Apps of the Year competition
 Facebook has announced its “FbStart Apps of the Year”, which is an event which recognizes the most successful apps from the global FbStart program. This year’s Grand Prize winn...
03:20 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | The First Production Tesla Model 3 Rolls Off the Line
The first production Tesla Model 3 rolls off the line, mobile operators told to ban VPNs in China, Google backs news bots and Lucid Electric car hits 235 miles per hour. All this on Crunch Report. Rea...
01:40 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk confirms that he just bought back X.com, the domain he owned in 1999
 With a tweet, Elon Musk just confirmed that he is the proud new owner of X.com, an admittedly very cool domain that he owned all the way back in 1999. Thanks PayPal for allowing me to buy back h...
12:58 am GMT - Tue, July 11, 2017
Techcrunch Senators warn FCC that it better be ready for Wednesdays net neutrality Day of Action
 In a new letter addressed to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Hawaii’s Brian Schatz asked the commission to confirm that it won’t be caught flat-footed during Wedn...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch DARPA awards $65 million to develop the perfect, tiny two-way brain-computer interface
 With $65 million in new funding, DARPA seeks to develop neural implants that make it possible for the human brain to speak directly to computer interfaces. As part of its Neural Engineering Syst...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Faraday Future is one step closer to the deadpool
 Faraday Future might as well pack it up and call it a day. The company has reportedly abandoned plans to build a massive factory in the Nevada desert. This facility was going to cost $1 billion ...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Snap falls below its IPO price for the first time
 Oh Snap. The Snapchat parent had a difficult day on the stock market, closing at $16.99. It’s officially fallen below its $17 IPO price for the first time. This is significant because it m...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch The Leica TL2 brings mirrorless cameras to point-and-shoot size, but for a price
 Leica always has a new artisan camera up its sleeves and today’s announcement is no different. The T series cameras have always been the size of an everyday point-and-shoot, but the TL2 in...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch CompareAsiaGroup scores $50M from investors including IFC, Alibaba and Goldman Sachs
 CompareAsiaGroup, which runs online financial marketplaces in seven Asian countries, has closed a $50 million Series B. The round was led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member...
08:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch These 13 gifs show Apple ARKits massive potential
 Apple’s latest operating system may still be chugging along through the phase of developer betas, but we’ve already been seeing a lot of the projects developers have been building fo...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Ethics and Governance AI Fund funnels $7.6M to Harvard, MIT and independent research efforts
 A $27 million fund aimed at applying artificial intelligence to the public interest has announced the first targets of its beneficence: $7.9 million will be split unequally between MIT’s M...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Lithium Cycles Super 73 Scout proves the simplest e-bike can be the most fun in city streets
 This past weekend I ditched my electric skateboards and decided to risk my life testing a whole new and evolving category of personal electric vehicles: e-bikes. Lithium Cycles is one such maker...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Curious to crack the neural code? Listen carefully
 Tomorrow’s powerful brain interfaces will look like today’s earbuds Read More ...
07:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft experiences the triumph and tragedy of transformation
 When long-time Microsoft COO Kevin Turner left the company last year, it marked a key turning point in the Satya Nadella era. Turner’s exit enabled Nadella to start putting his own stamp o...
06:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Kids app maker Toca Boca debuts its first consumer product collection at Target
 Toca Boca, a hugely popular kids’ app maker, has grown to over 170 million downloads across its line of 38 apps, which 13 million children use every month. Now, the company is transitionin...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons latest service helps you set up your Alexa-powered smart home
 Amazon has been quietly rolling out its own repair and installation service, a competitor of sorts to something like Best Buy’s Geek Squad, according to a report from Recode out this morni...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Looking For Group? Guilded wants to be your gaming guilds headquarters
 You’ve done it. After weeks and weeks of bringing your Overwatch A-game to the table for randos who disappear at the end of every match, you’ve finally found a competent group that w...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Waymos self-driving minivans get some emergency vehicle training time
 Waymo’s self-driving Pacifica minivans recently got a dedicated testing day with the Chandler Fire & Police department, wherein the autonomous vehicles spent time in focused demo runs ...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch With $53 million in new funding, Movile looks to become the Tencent of Latin America
 With its Rappido subsidiary looking to become a marketplace for all sorts of online and delivery services, Movile is moving further along in its mission to become the Tencent of Latin America. G...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch All companies can use confidential filing IPO process now
 Effective today, any company can file for a “confidential” IPO, even if annual revenue is greater than $1 billion. This means that larger companies can now submit and revise financia...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Google updates Forms with intelligent response validation, cross-domain uploads and more
 Google today announced an update to Forms, its service for building online surveys to collect information. Now, no matter whether you are trying to figure out who will actually want to come to y...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter lets you avoid trolls by muting new users and strangers
 When trolls barge into people’s notifications with offensive replies or user names, those legitimate users might not keep coming back to Twitter. So today the company rolled out new tools ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Scentbird plans expansion into home fragrances and personal care products
 The perfume and makeup subscription service Scentbird intends to launch into the home and personal care markets in the fall. Read More ...
04:07 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Venture capital association slams Trump Administrations delay of the International Entrepreneur Rule
 Venture capital’s national association has come out swinging against the Trump administration’s decision to delay the International Entrepreneur Rule. A product of the final days of ...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft launches new email marketing and invoicing tools for small businesses
 In the shadow of its Inspire partner conference, Microsoft today launchedin preview three new tools for small businesses: Microsoft Connection, Microsoft Listings and Microsoft Invoicing. These ...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs
 China’s latest move to crackdown on VPN software that enables people to circumvent its internet censorship system appears to be a very worrying one. Bloomberg reports that the government h...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Starz targets cord cutters with 40% larger content library, more kids shows
 As premium cable networks transition to become over-the-top services aimed at cord cutters, they’re finding that they need to offer more diverse content libraries, in order to compete with...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Detroits startup scene is exploding and here are the numbers to prove it
 Take this at face value: Detroit has 50% more venture-backed startups than it did three years ago. This comes from a study (PDF) from the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) which found ...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch The Lucid Air tops 235 mph in new high-speed performance test
 One of Lucid’s prototype Air vehicles returned to the Transportation Research Facility’s oval race track recently for a second round of high-speed performance testing – and thi...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Pinterest head of design on accessibility through better design
 August de los Reyes is the head of design and research at Pinterest. In this episode, he shares how a personal life event forever altered his outlook on design, what inclusive design means to hi...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Waze now lets iOS users record their own custom voice navigation prompts
 Waze introduced a feature on Android that allows users of the app to record custom voice prompts, including turn-by-turn directions, and now that feature is available to iOS users, too. The late...
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Alexa devices get deep discounts for Amazon Prime Day
 Amazon is deeply discounting its two most popular Alexa devices today, the Echo and Echo Dot, as the retailer’s annual Prime Day sale kicks off. Starting tonight at 6 PM PT, the Echo will ...
02:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch BoJack Horseman returns to Netflix with new episodes on September 8
 Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman starring the voice of Will Arnett as the titular horse man, is coming back to Netflix on September 8. The series will have new episodes available for stre...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Foodles uses connected fridges to modernize your office canteen
 French startup Foodles thinks office canteens should work more like food delivery startups. The company delivers fresh food every morning into smart fridges that sit in your office. Employees ca...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Last chance to sign up for a free Startup Alley exhibit spot at Disrupt SF
 TechCrunch wants to ensure a strong line-up in Startup Alley for certain categories that have investors riled up, so we’re offering three, free exhibit and demo spots in each of 10 hot cat...
01:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch How Bassem Hamdy aims to disrupt the construction industry
 Construction – the actual process of putting brick on brick to build something – is still in the dark ages. While there is plenty of technology out there to help plan massive project...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts Azure Stack private cloud platform is ready for its first customers
 Microsoft’s cloud strategy has long focused on the kind ofhybrid cloud deployments that allow enterprises to run workloads in a public cloud like Azure and in their own data centers. Azure...
12:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Oculus Rift and Touch controllers on sale for $399 through summer
 The best current hardware experience for VR is also now one of the most affordable: Oculus Rift and the Oculus Touch Controllers are reduced to just $399 for both for the remainder of the summer...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch A Wirecutter primer before Amazon Prime Day
 Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. This is a condensed version of several Wirecutter guides; you can find links...
10:57 am GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Partech Ventures raises $450 million fund
 Partech Ventures has raised so many funds over the past couple of years that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. This time, the VC firm is closing the fundraising of Partech Internatio...
06:18 am GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Stripe adds support for Alipay and WeChat Pay, Chinas top digital payment services
 Payment enabler Stripe just announced two significant tie-ins that could help its pool of merchants make money from consumers in China. U.S. firm Stripe said today that it has agreed to global d...
04:03 am GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Four volunteers will live in a sealed lab for 200 days as China preps for its first manned moon mission
 Four volunteers at China’s top aeronautics university will live in a sealed laboratory for 200 days without any outside interaction as the country prepares to send its first manned mission...
01:30 am GMT - Mon, July 10, 2017
Techcrunch Converging consumer values in China and the U.S. are creating millennials without borders
 Marketers love slicing and dicing by region: APAC, NorAm, LatAm, MENA, ANZ, etc. But what if the best way to slice is no longer by geography, but by age? Marketers may need to geo-locate for one...
05:49 pm GMT - Sun, July 9, 2017
Techcrunch Trump discussed forming impenetrable cyber security unit with Russia
 In a series of tweets on Sunday, U.S. President Trump recapped his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. Apparently, the two world leaders discussed collaborating on c...
04:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 9, 2017
Techcrunch With autonomy, commercial real-estate could go mobile
 The coming years could see the next great land rush across the US and many other countries worldwide, but it might not even involve land. Instead, the next trend for savvy investors could be fle...
04:02 pm GMT - Sun, July 9, 2017
Techcrunch This FlyTrex drone can deliver beer (and anything else under 6lbs)
A future in which drones deliver our goods is not far off.Giants like Amazon are working on drone delivery, and once regulatory hurdles are overcome, the rest of the market will want to compete.That&#...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 9, 2017
Techcrunch The Beat Shazam TV show allows viewers to play along at home
 Beat Shazam is one of those TV game shows that you don’t just watch — you can play along at home, using the Shazam app. In fact, the company recently added the ability to sync your g...
01:22 pm GMT - Sun, July 9, 2017
Techcrunch Take a look at the very first production Tesla Model 3
 It’s here: The first ever production Model 3 has rolled of Tesla’s assembly line, and into the possession of its owner – Elon Musk. The founder and CEO tweeted pictures of the ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 9, 2017
Techcrunch Why so costly?
 Technology makes things better. Not morally, of course: military technology kills and maims people more efficiently, surveillance technology invades privacy more pervasively, and so forth. But i...
09:33 pm GMT - Sat, July 8, 2017
Techcrunch Google Maps now lets users add wheelchair accessibility details for locations
 Back in December, Google finally added accessibility details to Maps. It was a long awaited addition, but an extremely welcome one for the more than three million people in the U.S. who require ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 8, 2017
Techcrunch Why SAFE notes are not safe for entrepreneurs
 The shortcomings ofSAFE notesare coming home to roost; ironically, entrepreneurs are paying the price. Y Combinator invented the notes with a noble goal: “we intend the SAFE to remain fair...
04:44 pm GMT - Sat, July 8, 2017
Techcrunch Heres how to get a refund if you registered your drone with the FAA
 If you’ve been following the drone registration saga in the United States, you may remember that in May a Federal Appeals Court struck down the FAA’s drone registration requirement. ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 8, 2017
Techcrunch These South Bay and Peninsula cities are raking in venture capital
 Though the region known as Silicon Valley covers dozens of municipalities, a few cities get outsized attention in tech circles. Everyone knows Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose and San Francisc...
03:50 pm GMT - Sat, July 8, 2017
Techcrunch Google is funding the creation of software that writes local news stories
 Google’s Digital News Initiative has committed 622,000 ($805,000) to fund an automated news writing initiative for UK-based news agency, The Press Association. The money will help pay for ...
08:17 am GMT - Sat, July 8, 2017
Techcrunch Inside Station F, the startup megacampus that just opened in Paris
 Station F is the world’s biggest startup campus. Thousands of entrepreneurs are currently moving into the new building here in Paris. But if you’re still wondering what it actually l...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, July 8, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Comma.ai Launches Panda
Comma.ai launches its new product (Panda), Roche buys mySugr app and Tesla’s making the largest battery storage facility. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
11:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Waymo drops most patent claims in Uber self-driving car lawsuit
 There were a few big breaks in the case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car technology today. As a result, the scope of the case is starting to come into focus as both companiesprepare ...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon wasnt the only company that tried to buy Whole Foods
 A new filing confirms that there were other suitors trying to buy Whole Foods, but that Amazon put pressure on Whole Foods not to talk to them. The document cites a “Company X” that ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Fake news is a war effort humans need to lead
 Of all the challenges we face in 2017 and beyond, “fake news” has certainly made its way to the top of the list. Can technology solve this issue head-on? In short, my answer is no. T...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Chinafrica is a macro megatrend set to impact everything from Silicon Valley to Wall Street
 VC’s and startup founders rarely pay attention to slow moving but powerful macro global events, especially with so many fast moving things to focus on at the micro like technology, teams, ...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch In NASA speech, Mike Pence shoots for the Moon (and Mars)
 Taking a break from touching pieces of sophisticated technology labeled “do not touch” in a Kennedy Center clean room, Vice President Mike Pence made a speech to NASA yesterday that ...
07:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Nielsen: on-demand audio streaming hits record high, is up 62.4% over last year
 A new report from Nielsen out this week paints a picture of the booming on-demand audio streaming business, pointing to a significant increase in consumers’ use of streaming services and r...
06:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Nuclear facility hacks remain fairly superficial for now, say DHS and FBI
 While U.S. nuclear and energy facilities are increasingly aware of the cyberthreats to their systems, we can expect to see more hacks testing the limits of critical infrastructure systems, both ...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch What its like to drive a car while its being hacked
Ever been driving a car when both the brake ands the gas pedal failed, and the dashboard go nuts? I just have, and it isn’t fun. What are we going to do when our cars are targets for hackers?The...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch YC-backed Vidcode raises $1.5M to teach teens to code using Snapchat filters, videos, memes and more
 Vidcode, a Y Combinator-backed startup focused on teaching teens how to code, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for its curriculum. While there are a number of learn-to-code platforms out ...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Hear about Chinas growing influence on startups at Disrupt SF 2017
 The tech communities in China and the U.S. are now talking to each other more than ever. Some of the most ambitious deals involve both American and Chinese founders and investors. TechCrunch has...
04:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Diabetes platform mySugr exits to Roche for as much as $100M
 mySugr, a popular digital diabetes management platform which emerged from Austria a few years ago, has been acquired by health giant Roche. It now becomes the heart of Roche Diabetes Care’...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Ashton Kutcher plans to host an open dialogue on gender equality
 Actor and startup investor Ashton Kutcher is gearing up to host a “live open dialog about gender equality in the work place and in tech in general.” He plans to host it with fellow S...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch One week left to apply to Startup Battlefield SF 2017
Time waits for no entrepreneur, and you have exactly one week left to submit your application to the Startup Battlefield taking place at Disrupt San Francisco 2017. The event takes place September 18-...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Josh.ai raises $11 million for a premium home automation system with a smarter AI
 One of the promises of voice-based computing is the ability to make home automation simpler – something that major tech companies, including Amazon, Apple and Google, are now tackling with...
01:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch ShareIQ helps brands track their product images across the web
 As more and more product images get shared on platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr,ShareIQ says it can help brands understand what’s going on. Founder and CEO Brian Killen used t...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs, and the end of Jawbone
 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital podcast, where we dig into the hype, the dollars, and, recently, the down exits. This week was a fun one. Matthew Lynley is o...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs and the end of Jawbone
 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital podcast, where we dig into the hype, the dollars and, recently, the down exits. This week was a fun one. Matthew Lynley is ou...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Comma.ai launches an $88 universal car interface called Panda
 George Hotz, aka geohot, is fidgeting in his living room, wearing dark shades and a giant comma on his t-shirt as he shows me his company’s latest product, an $88 universal car interface c...
12:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla will build worlds largest battery storage facility for Australian wind farm
 Tesla will up its game in the renewable energy storage market with the largest lithium-ion battery storage facility in the world, to be built for Australia’s Hornsdale Wind Farm, with a co...
08:09 am GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch CMU researchers create a huge dome that can read body language
 The Panoptic Studio is a new body scanner created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University that will be used to understand body language in real situations. The scanner, which looks like som...
07:23 am GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Time 4 Machine promises to bring us back to an age of metal and clockwork
 The tinging of tiny hammers from the heart of Dwarf Mountains may now be lost to the mists of time but you, my friend, can still make magically complex metallic contrivances in the comfort of yo...
07:01 am GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Side raises $5.7 million to match students with companies for short-term jobs
 French startup Side raised another $5.7 million with Xavier Niel leading the round. As the name suggests, Side lets students make some money on the side by working for companies for a few days o...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, July 7, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | QVC Acquires HSN for $2.1 Billion
QVC acquires HSN for 2.1 billion, RED is working on a smartphone, SoundCloud loses its San Francisco and London offices and Microsoft is laying off thousands of people. All this on Crunch Report. Read...
11:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch How Carnegie Mellons snake robot became the multi-legged snake monster
 The snake has long been one of the most compelling demos out of Carnegie Mellon’s robotics lab. Inspired by the biblical reptile of the same name, its long, skinny build makes it perfect f...
11:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Jawbone is being liquidated as its CEO launches a related health startup
 The slow and painful demise of Jawbone is finally coming to an end, as yet another effort to rejuvenate the business is beginning under a familiar name. After a multi-year struggle to maintain r...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Qualcomm lashes back at Apple, seeking import ban on iPhones that allegedly violate key patents
 The white glove legal battle between two of the most important companies in mobile technologies is getting a lot hotter. Today, Qualcomm levied accusations against Apple suggesting that the Cupe...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Make your Nokia 3310 great again with a special $2,500 Putin-Trump gold and titanium edition
 It’s time for the big G-20 summit in Hamburg, and Russian phone customizers Caviar are commemorating the occasion with a very special Nokia 3310 (the new one). Encased in the best metals, ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch MIT researchers used a $150 Microsoft Kinect to 3D scan a giant T. rex skull
 MIT’s Camera Culture group has been able to successfully capture a high-resolution 3D scan of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull using about $150 worth of equipment and some free software. The skul...
07:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Meet me in St. Louis
 Hey St. Louis, come hang out tonight. I’m going to be passing through “the Gateway to the West” today and thought it’d be great to meet any and all of y’all who mig...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch An Uber for garbage picks up steam, and $11.7 million in Series A funding
 Sometimes, it seems like every possible on-demand service that could be created has already come along — and, in some cases, gone away. But Recycle Track Systems (RTS), a two-year-old, New...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch RED launches pre-orders of bizarre $1,600 titanium holographic smartphone
 Camera companies have had to adapt their business models quickly over the past decade to account for the rise of smartphone cameras. Part of that has involved some interesting developments on th...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch The Nintendo Switch Online phone app finally launches on July 21st alongside Splatoon 2
 The Nintendo Switch online app finally has a confirmed release date: July 21st. The app is designed as an extension (and requirement) for using Switch online services, with game-specific feature...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Facetune makers newest app, Enlight Photofox, is a powerful image editor
 Lightricks, the maker of the popular selfie-correcting app Facetune is debuting a new photo-editing app today called Enlight Photofox. This is the second time that Lightricks has launched the ne...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Techs term sheets of harassment
 It’s important that we acknowledge that the type of behavior we are reading, talking and tweeting about has been enabled. Read More ...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft confirms layoff reports, reorganization expected to impact thousands
 After a week of reports, Microsoft has confirmed its restructuring plans. As we previously reported, the moves are expected to impact thousands at the company as it works to reorganize its sales...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Prismas next AI project is a fun selfie sticker maker called Sticky
 Meet Sticky, the next app from the startup behindPrisma, which turns selfies into stylized and/or animated stickers for sharing to your social feeds. Sticky is launching today on iOS, with an An...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Flux: Robot Queen Helen Greiner on robots, drones and the self-aware roomba
 “If nobody else is going to invent a dishwashing machine, I’ll do it myself.” That proclamation from Ohioan engineer Josephine Cochrane — who was, incidentally, granddaug...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch G Suite admins can now whitelist connected apps
 Google is launching a new feature for IT admins today that will make it easier for them to allow employees to use third-party apps in combination with its G Suite productivity tools. Like simila...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Uber tipping is rolling out to 121 U.S. and Canadian markets today
 Uber’s decision to bring tipping to its app is one of the most notable recent reversals of policy in tech, and now the tipping feature is actually going live in 121 cities across North Ame...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon isnt developing its own winesyet
 According to numerous reports out this morning, Amazon entered the wine business with its own label in partnership with Oregon’s King Estate Winery, which has launched a direct-to-Amazon w...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Sonys Playstation Now streaming service now includes PS4 games
 Game subscription services now look like they’re here to stay, and Sony’s Playstation Now just got an exciting update: The first PS4 games on the service are now available to play. T...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Google shows off Blocks, a 3D modeling tool made for VR
 Google wants to simplify content creation in VR so that people have more pretty things to look at and build. The company’s VR painting app Tilt Brush has been one of their most-finessed su...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch H2O.ais Driverless AI automates machine learning for businesses
 Driverless AI is the latest product from H2O.ai aimed at lowering the barrier to making data science work in a corporate context. The tool assists non-technical employees with preparing data, ca...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch OnboardIQ raises $9.1 million to automate hiring for hourly workers
 OnboardIQ wants to make applying for hourly work less of a hassle, with a mobile-first platform that businesses can use to reduce the time they spend finding and hiring qualified workers. Now, t...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch SoundCloud, the YouTube for audio, cuts 173 jobs, closes San Francisco, London offices
 Some rough news today for SoundCloud, the audio streaming site whose content is largely based around uploads from its 175 million users in 190 countries. The company has announced that it is lay...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch HBO and Cinemax come to Hulu, but youll need the new app to watch
 Hulu this morning announced it’s finally adding HBO as an optional add-on for subscribers, as well as HBO-owned Cinemax. The premium networks will be offered to those who subscribe to Hulu...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch You can now reply to Instagram Stories with photos and video
 Instagram has updated its Stories feature with the ability to reply to stories with either photos or video. This means you can use all the creative tools found in the Instagram camera, including...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon is launching a series of Alexa training workshops worldwide
 With over 15,000 voice-activated apps and growing,Amazon’s Alexa platform has momentum. And Amazon is expected control 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market this year, outpacin...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Markett will get people paid to talk about their favorite tech companies
 “Markett is seeking to redistribute a piece of these brands’ ad budgets and put it into the pockets of their loyal customers,” says founder and chief executive Franky Bernstein...
02:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Pandascore is a data provider for your favorite esports competitions
 Pandascore turns esports matches into sets of data that can instantly be manipulated or archived for later. When you watch a basketball game on TV, the screen is filled with stats while the game...
02:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Pandascore is a data provider for your favorite e-sports competitions
 Pandascore turns e-sports matches into sets of data that can instantly be manipulated or archived for later. When you watch a basketball game on TV, the screen is filled with stats while the gam...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch This Apple patent could describe facial recognition for the next iPhone
 One of the greatest problems with tech is that there is little room for nostalgia. Aside from Nintendo and potentially Fujifilm, few companies are willing to stick with what’s comfortable....
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch QVCs parent company acquires HSN in $2.1B deal
 Liberty Interactive, the owner of home shopping company QVC, announced this morning that it’s acquiring HSN in an all-stock deal valued at $2.1 billion. Liberty already owned 38 percent of...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Frances climate plan includes ending fossil fuel vehicle sales by 2040
 Just one day after we found out that Volvo intends to stop selling cars with exclusively internal combustion engine drivetrains by 2019, France’s minister of the environment Nicolas Hulot ...
01:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch New game simulates the old grind
 Pippin Barr, Assistant Professor in the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montral, has released a game that I’m sure you’re all going to enjoy. It&...
12:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Heres why you need to attend TC Sessions: Robotics
 TC Sessions: Robotics brings together the best minds in the industry to chat about current developments and trends shaping the future. The event will be held at MIT on July 17. Let’s get t...
11:36 am GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Felix Capital raises $150M to double down on tech startups from the creative class
 As more money continues to be poured into startups, we’re starting to see a growing number of venture capital firms and funds emerge that are increasingly focused on specific pieces of the...
11:27 am GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Moglix raises $12M Series B to digitize Indias manufacturing industry
 Moglix launched in 2015 as an online store for tools and construction supplies, but now it’s venturing into enterprise software with the launch of GreenGST to help Indian manufacturers bec...
08:50 am GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch See you next week in Prague
 The sun is out, the pivo is flowing. Lets meet at PragueCrunch V next week! It’s going to be a hoot. The event is on July 13, 2017 at Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden. You can RSVP here. We’...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Tonsser, the social app for youth soccer players, partners with Nike and raises new funding
 Tonsser, the Copenhagen-based startup that offers a vertical social network aimed at youth soccer players who want to build their own online profile and potentially get discovered by a bigger cl...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch PayFit raises $15.9 million to manage European payrolls
 French startup PayFit just raised a $15.9 million Series B round (14 million) from Accel with Xavier Niel and Otium Venture also participating. PayFit handles most pesky administrative tasks in ...
05:05 am GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon puts an additional $260M into its Indian business
 Amazon has topped up its investment in its India business with another $260 million. The funding was disclosed in regulatory documents filed last month and first reported by Indian financial pub...
04:55 am GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Omise acquires online payment business Paysbuy from Thai operator Dtac
 It isn’t often that you see startups buying chunks of large corporates, but that’s what has happened in Thailand this week. Following the closure of its $25 million ICO token sale ye...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Vantiv Buys Worldpay for $10 Billion
Dave McClure steps down from 500 Startups, Vantiv buys Worldpay for $10 billion, Baidu’s self-driving platform and Baidu teams up with Nvidia. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:47 am GMT - Thu, July 6, 2017
Techcrunch Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo raises $700M led by Alibaba
 Ofo, one of China’s two billion-dollar-valued bike-sharing companies, has announced that it raised a $700 million Series E funding round which is led by e-commerce giant Alibaba,Hony Capit...
11:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceX successfully launches third Falcon 9 in under 2 weeks
 SpaceX launched yet another Falcon 9 successfully today, for a mission from its LC-39A launch facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch is the third in under two weeks...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch WTF is a particle collider?
 How do things work? To find out, we observe them and we take them apart. But not everything is easily observed, and until recently some things couldn’t be taken apart. Read More ...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceXs Intelsat 35e launch live right here
 SpaceX has another window to attempt its Intelsat 35e launch today starting at 7:38 PM EDT (4:28 PM PDT). This is the third attempt for the launch for client Intelsat, after it was aborted once ...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Podcast: E-bikes and the slow-burn disruption of cities
 Cities are becoming more crowded, people are buying more cars and mass transit is reaching capacity. At some point, there will be no room to move. That’s where bikes come in. Even better, ...
10:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Fingervision is robot skin made from cheap, off-the-shelf components
 Fingervision isn’t much to look at. At first glance, it appears as though someone MacGyvered a GoPro case out of some clear food wrap and bits of plastic, attaching the creation to the end...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch 5 years after the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider is just getting started
 It’s been five years since physicists at CERN reported that they had observed a particle “consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson.” The discovery capped decades of theory a...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla drops 7% after Goldman Sachs says the stock is worth $180
 If you follow Tesla’s performance in public markets you’re no doubt aware of the ongoing bull versus bear battle between analysts who follow the company. While analysts from major in...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Torc Robotics unveils self-driving system for consumer cars
 Another entrant has joined the field of those offering self-driving tech to consumer car makers — but this one likely has a bit more experience than most. Torc Robotics has been working on...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Heres where youre most likely to randomly run into a unicorn in the US
 Where’s the best place to start a startup? It’s a perennial and somewhat intractable question entrepreneurs love to ask. And before you get your hopes up, we’ll start by saying...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch DeepMinds first international AI research office lands in Alberta
 Alphabet’s DeepMind is expanding beyond its U.K. home, with a new international office based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The research-focused office is being set up in close partnership ...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Blue Apron falls 9% on fourth day as a public company
 Blue Apron sends you the ingredients to help you cook delicious meals, but some investors are considering its shares unsavory. The meal kit delivery company, which went public on theNew YorkStoc...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch The need for industry-wide investor/founder sexual harassment policy
 Startup founders deserve formal protection from sexual harassment by investors. Yet despite the clear power imbalance between these groups, traditional harassment law does not adequately shield ...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch A template for investor/founder sexual harassment policy
 Venture capitalists need to adopt formal policies to protect startup founders from sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination throughout the fundraising process. The policy template below wa...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Honest financing as a path to economic mobility and social justice
 Societal health can be assessed by a handful of factors: economic mobility (is the current generation earning more than their parents did?), upward mobility (the rate of which an individual can ...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Obama Foundation issues a call for better digital citizenship
 In one of its first public statements since its launch, the Obama Foundation is issuing a call to examine the concept of digital citizenship. Digital engagement and being a good digital citizen ...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Solve escorts you through the airport like a VIP
 There’s nothing scarier when traveling than the walk sprintfrom your arrival gate to customs. As a traveler you usually have no idea how long the customs line is going to be, and you could...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceXs Intelsat 35e launch live right here
 SpaceX has another window to attempt its Intelsat 35e launch today starting at 7:37 PM EDT. This is the third attempt for the launch for client Intelsat, after it was aborted once on July 2 and ...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch MITs new 3D chip design could be the key to powerful edge computing
 MIT researchers have developed a new 3D chip fabrication method that uses carbon nanotubes and resistive random-access memory (RRAM) cells together to create a combined nanoelectronic processor ...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Make Hollywood-quality animations at low-budget prices with this motion capture suit
 Rokoko is a new startup helping indie film and game makers make high-quality content with a new type of lower-cost motion capture suit. You might be familiar with the industry-standard green man...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Virgin Galactic set to start powered flight tests, aims for 2018 commercial trips
 Virgin Galactic is resuming powered tests of its spaceplane after a tragic accident with its test vehicle SpaceShipTwo resulted in the death of co-pilot Michael Alsbury in 2014. The news comes v...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch The new Taster VR app brings VR content from the BBC to your smartphone
 The BBC today released a new mobile application that will allow it to experiment with transforming BBC content into VR experiences. The app, called BBC Taster VR, comes from the broadcaster̵...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft is now completing one million rides a day
 Lyft, which is only available in the U.S., just announced it’s hit one million rides a day. Uber announced one million rides worldwide in December 2014. As of July 2016, Uber was completin...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat lets you add links, voice filters, and backdrops to Snaps
 Snapchat is breaking its long-standing ‘no links’ rule today while also providing some novel new creative tools to keep it one step ahead of Instagram. The new features are rolling o...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft Workplace Analytics helps managers understand worker productivity
 Microsoft has long held that the Microsoft Graph — the data it collects as a byproduct of people simply using their online tools — provides a wealth of information that companies can...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch U.S. cord cutters watch more Netflix than Amazon Video, Hulu and YouTube combined
 Netflix is continuing to dominate streaming services in the U.S., not only in terms of penetration in cord cutters’ homes, as reported in April, but also in time spent watching. According ...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch UVeye raises $4.5M to use computer vision to inspect underside of vehicles at security checkpoints
 UVeye, an Israeli startup that is building computer vision and machine learning technology to be used to help detect security threats by scanning the underside of passing vehicles, has raised $4...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Taking the bite out of the non-malware threat
 #NotPetya can’t wipe what isn’t there Read More ...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Nvidia and Baidu team on AI across cloud, self-driving, academia and the home
 Baidu and Nvidia announced a far-reaching agreement to work together on artificial intelligence today, spanning applications in cloud computing, autonomous driving, education and research, and d...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon pushes Alexa ordering with $10 for first-time voice shoppers and Prime discounts
 Amazon is again pushing Alexa’s voice shopping capabilities with today’s announcement of Prime Day deals. Prime Day, Amazon’s own version of a Black Friday sale – but onl...
01:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch BMWs i3 battery now being used for Torqeedos electric boat motors
 BMW’s i3 high-capacity batteries, which it uses in its i3 compact electric vehicle, has applications beyond BMW’s own – case in point, the car maker is now supplying German boa...
01:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch The Nest Cam IQ may be smarter, but its not yet brilliant
 The Nest Cam IQ is the latest product from Alphabet-owned smart home company Nest, an HD security camera with a 4K sensor it uses to do things like intelligently track faces and people at higher...
01:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Fintech startup Omise raises $25M in ICO that bucks money grabbing trend
 By now you’ve probably heard of ICOs. The alternative fundraising option has been used to raise more than $500 million in funding this year alone, but it has gotten a reputation for unfini...
12:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch The Casio GPW-2000-1A Gravitymaster will follow you around the world
 With a name like GRAVITYMASTER the Casio GPW-2000-1A had better make you fly. Sadly, it doesn’t. However, it can help you while you jet from spot to spot. The $800 GPW-2000-1A is specifica...
12:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Payments giant Worldpay agrees to a $10B acquisition offer from Vantiv
 A day after payments company Worldpay confirmed that it had been approached by Vantiv and JPMorgan for a possible acquisition, today the company confirmed that it has agreed to the terms of an o...
12:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Volvo will only make electric and hybrid cars starting in 2019
 Volvo is done with entirely traditional engines and exclusively gas-powered vehicles, the company announced. By 2019, Volvo group intends to offer only either fully electric or hybrid engines on...
11:36 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Baidus Apollo platform becomes the Android of the autonomous driving industry
 Baidu now claims one of the largest partner ecosystems for an autonomous driving platform in the world: Its Apollo autonomous driving programnow counts over 50 partners, including FAW Group, one...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Qonto launches its digital bank accounts for small companies
 French startup Qonto has raised another $11.3 million (10 million) from existing investors Valar Ventures and Alven Capital. The company is now also open for business. You can now create a Frenc...
09:29 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch US lifts laptop ban on passengers flying with Etihad, Emirates and Turkish Airlines
 The U.S. government has lifted the controversial laptop ban for flights to the U.S. for three major airlines. Effective immediately, Etihad Airways,Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines have all...
08:25 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Game studio Mighty Bear rises from the ashes of Kings former Singapore office
 Office closures don’t just mean unemployment and uncertainty, they can lead to new opportunities. That’s the case for Mighty Bear Games, a Singapore-based games studio that grew out ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Push Doctor, an app that lets you video call a doctor, raises $26.1M Series B
 Push Doctor, a U.K.-based startup that lets you book a video consultation with a doctor and manage other aspects of your health digitally, has raised $26.1 million in Series B funding. Read More...
07:56 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Nokia and Xiaomi ink patent and equipment deal, Xiaomi buys Nokia patents
 A year after buying 1,500 patents from Microsoft, Xiaomi is digging into the global intellectual property pool once again. Nokia has announced that it has entered into a wide-ranging patent lice...
07:30 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Ohpen, a cloud-based core banking provider, scores 15M Series B at 100M valuation
 Ohpen, a Netherlands-based company that has built cloud-based core banking software, has raised 15 million in Series B funding, which I understand gives it a valuation of 100 million. Private eq...
07:10 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Baidu acquires natural language startup Kitt.ai, maker of chatbot engine ChatFlow
 China’s search giant Baidu has made another acquisition to continue its push into artificial intelligence, and specifically carving out a place for itself as a platform for developers who ...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Molotov adds OCS and HBO content just in time for Game of Thrones new season
 This deal is a bit convoluted, but the bottom line is that you’ll be able to watch the season 7 of Game of Thrones live or on demand on TV streaming app Molotov. The French startup just si...
03:54 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch Will Blue Aprons rebound continue?
 Cooking kit delivery company Blue Apron traded up 3.5% on the stock market Monday, erasing some of the losses from its first two days as a public company. Shares closed at $9.67, which was still...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, July 5, 2017
Techcrunch How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices
 The acceptance of virtual currencies by both the Chinese and Japanese governments are driving cryptocurrency growth, with China on the cusp of establishing its own currency, and Japan regulating...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Putting biases to work can be a strategy for better investment decision-making
 What if we treated them as the boon of billions of years of evolution? They allow us to detect patterns from few instances, to imagine things we’ve never seen, and to function robustly in ...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung is reportedly getting ready to join the smart speaker craze
 Samsung is reportedly working on its own smart speaker device to compete with Amazon’s Echo and others, the WSJ reports. Appropriately, the timing of the device is far from ironed out. Sam...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Apple said to be exploring face scanning technology for the iPhone
 According to freshly-minted rumors posted by Bloomberg, Apple is looking to do away with the iPhone’s tried-and-true fingerprint reader altogether, in favor of face-unlocking technology. T...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch In the knowledge economy, we need a Netflix of education
 With as much as half of all current jobs going away in the next 10-12 years, let’s adopt the following mission: making learning accessible and feasible for every single employee. Read More...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Outside of AI, companies are doing less research and more development
 If you’ve been following the headlines in the world of AI, you might be fooled into thinking that corporations are doubling down, rather than withdrawing, from pure research. But on the gr...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram should let users save and share their photo preferences
 While the world waits for Instagram to launch a location-sharing feature la Snapchat, it’s worth wondering about the potential arrival of something far more simple and obvious: user-prese...
01:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Einrides T-Pod self-driving transport EV gets a full-scale prototype
 Swedish tech startup Einride has built a full-scale prototype of its T-Pod, the electric autonomous transport vehicle it hopes will eventually replace smaller heavy-duty trucks, featuring remote...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Worldpay, valued at $10B, confirms JPMorgan and Vantiv are trying to buy it
 Some consolidation is underway in the world of payment processing: Worldpay — the giant company that says it processes 31 million mobile, online and in-store transactions daily and compete...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Chinese co-working unicorn URWork raises $30M from healthcare firm Aikang
 Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. URWork, a billion-dollar-valued co-working in China, announced today that it ha...
11:29 am GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Internet Stone Soup
 I’d wake up my computer and discover, to my dismay, that it had not. I was full-time blogger, the little brother to the journalist, the digital-ink-stained wretch that pounded out content ...
09:33 am GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Tencents online publishing arm files for IPO in Hong Kong
 Hong Kong has secured its second high-profile tech IPO inside a week. Following on from gaming firm Razer, which filed its prospectus on Friday, Tencent’s online publishing service has fol...
07:55 am GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch Cross-border payment startup InstaRem eyes IPO in 2020 after closing $13M Series B
 Cross-border payment startupInstaRem has raised $13 million in new financing as it looks to expand its business, which is rooted in Asia, into Europe and North America ahead of an eventual publi...
06:17 am GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch UKs Tide raises $14M to challenge big banks with a mobile-first service for SMBs
 Europe has seen a large wave of startup banks pop up in the last few years — businesses like N26, Atom and Monzo that are taking on the big incumbents by creating faster and cheaper servic...
12:06 am GMT - Tue, July 4, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceX aborts second launch attempt for Intelsat 35e launch at T-10 seconds
 Update 8:35 PM EDT: The launch was once again aborted at T-10 seconds, which is the same time it cut off during yesterday’s attempt. That suggests it was again halted by an automated compu...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Employee email claims 500 Startups leadership delayed acknowledging McClures harassment, as new allegations surface
 An email circulated to 500 Startups staffers by its Mountain View accelerator lead and partner Elizabeth Yin makes several claims that contradict the narrative presented by leadership so far. In...
10:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch 500 Startups LPs Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein react to Dave McClures resignation
 Earlier today, TechCrunch reported that 500 Startups co-founder Dave McClure, who had already stepped down as CEO, has resigned from his general partner role. Now, Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor K...
10:07 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch The Kaarta Contour handheld scanner uses LIDAR to map spaces in real time
 The Contour looks a bit like an oversized portable gaming console. There’s a seven-inch touchscreen display in the center, with two large handles on either side. A circular LIDAR scanner j...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Alexa passes 15,000 skills, up from 10,000 in February
 Amazon’s Alexa voice platform has now passed 15,000 skills – the voice-powered apps that run on devices like the Echo speaker, Echo Dot, newer Echo Show and others. The figure is up ...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceXs second attempt to launch Intelsat 35e live
 SpaceX has its second window for launching Intelsat 35e, a satellite bound for geostationary orbit, on Monday at 7:37 PM EDT (4:37 PM PDT). This is a backup window after the first attempt was sc...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Six months after acquisition, SoFi is shutting down Zenbanx
 Online lending company SoFi is closing down Zenbanx, the online banking provider it bought earlier this year. In an email sent to Zenbanx customers, the company announced that it will close all ...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch As public markets test new highs, Dropbox said to commence IPO prep
 After quite alot of time, abusiness pivot,two differentcredit lines,buckets of capital and arefocus on cost-control, Dropbox may be finally on the path to going public. Read More ...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch VC Aileen Lee just offered some very specific advice to female founders looking for funding
 Researchers from HBR discovered that investors tend to ask men questions about the potential for gains at their startups, while they ask women about the potential for losses. At Y CombinatorR...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla delivered 22K vehicles in Q2, 47K in the first half of 2017
 Tesla has delivered 22,000 cars during the second quarter of 2017, the company revealed today. That includes 12,000 Model S vehicles and 10,000 Model X SUVs, adding up to a 53 percent increase o...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Dave McClure has resigned as GP of 500 Startups
 Dave McClure has resigned as general partner of 500 Startups, TechCrunch has learned. We have confirmed co-founder Christine Tsai asked for his resignation and he accepted, according to a letter...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Automattics Matt Mullenweg on facing exclusion in design with actions
 Automattic,MIT Center for Civic Mediaand my company,The Mash-Up Americans,have been working together to have honest dialogues, build empathy and help make the world a more inclusive and compassi...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF
 You’ve questioned the status quo; you’re ready to shake things up. But does your innovative startup have what it takes to be the next Dropbox, Mint or Trello? It’s time to put ...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Curve now lets you go back in time and switch the card you paid with retrospectively
 Curve, the mobile wallet and all-your-cards-in-one app, is rolling out a nifty new feature today that lets you retrospectively switch the card you used to pay. Read More ...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Curve now lets you go back in time and switch the card you paid with retroactively
 Curve, the mobile wallet and all-your-cards-in-one app, is rolling out a nifty new feature today that lets you retroactively switch the card you used to pay. Read More ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch AdHawk aims to take the complexity out of Facebook and Google advertising
 After more than a year in beta testing, AdHawkhas opened its doors to all advertisers. The company helps businesses manage their Facebook and Google advertising campaigns. It’s a world tha...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Taxis get Square in DC
 Washington D.C. has taken a step to help the city’s taxis remain relevant and compete with ride hailing apps like Uber and Lyft. As of August 31, 2017, all taxi drivers in the city will ha...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Designer Fund co-director on how designers can become successful founders
 Ben Blumenfeld is a co-director at Designer Fund. In our 21st episode, he explains how designers can become successful founders, how to best develop a learning mindset, and what makes for an eff...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Grab a ticket to the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital
 The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. As in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enj...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Announcing the new TechCrunch Podcast
 Today we’re happy to announce the imminent launch of our newest show on the TechCrunch Podcast Network. Each episode of The TechCrunch Podcast will treat you to an in-depth conversation be...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch UK data regulator says DeepMinds initial deal with the NHS broke privacy law
 The U.K.’s data protection watchdog has finally shared the result of its lengthy investigation into DeepMind’s original deal with the NHS. According to the Information Commissioner&#...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceXs first re-flown Dragon capsule successfully returns to Earth
 SpaceX has another historic achievement under its belt – being first to re-fly a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station and back. The Dragon capsule it used on its most r...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Tech veterans set up $100M fund to turn Indias top startups into unicorns
 Two Indian technology veterans have set up a new fund that they hope will help the county churn out world-class, billion dollar startups. Nandan Nilekani, a co-founder and the former CEO of $33 ...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch HPs Spectre x2 finds its spot as one of the best Windows tablets, for what its worth
 The Spectre x2 is what a Surface Pro would feel like with HP’s design cues and a few better specs for the dollar. In fact, most of the Spectre x2’s drawbacks stem from having to sque...
10:03 am GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch The Printrbelt lets you print multiple objects on, well, a belt
A month ago I brought you the Blackbelt, a belt-driven 3D printer with an “infinite Z” meaning you can print really long objects or multiple objects in the same print job. Now there’...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch See you tomorrow in Warsaw
 We’re holding a micro meet-up tomorrow in Warsaw. We’ll be holding it at Campus Warsaw, 33C Zbkowska, 03-736 Warszawa, Poland. The fun starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm with some after-e...
07:30 am GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon completes its acquisition of Middle Eastern e-commerce firm Souq
 Amazon has completed its acquisition of e-commerce firm Souq.com, which was first announced at the end of Marchand sees the U.S. retail giant enter the Middle Eastern market. The deal is officia...
06:54 am GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla to deliver the Model 3 to its first batch of customers on July 28
 Tesla is likely to reveal the first production model of its hotly anticipated Model 3 this week, according to CEO Elon Musk, with the first batch of customers on track to get their vehicles by J...
06:09 am GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch 500 Startups admits it kept Australian LP in the dark over investigation into Dave McClure
 500 Startups has apologized to its Australian LPLaunchVic after the U.S. firm admitted that it failed to disclose an internal investigation into sexual harassment claims against co-founding part...
06:09 am GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch 500 Startups admits it kept Australian partner in the dark over investigation into Dave McClure
 500 Startups has apologized to its Australian partnerLaunchVic after the U.S. firm admitted that it failed to disclose an internal investigation into sexual harassment claims against co-founding...
01:30 am GMT - Mon, July 3, 2017
Techcrunch Autonomous cars will bring a moveable feast of products and services
 Would you be comfortable buying glasses sight-unseen? Despite the undeniable rise in online shopping, there are still products we are concerned to buy online. Touching, feeling, wearing, and tes...
11:24 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch a communications satellite live right here
 Update 7:37 PM EDT: SpaceX aborted the countdown at T-9 seconds. More info about the cause of the abort, and whether that’s a wash for today’s launch, should be available shortly. Up...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch When even due diligence can be biased
 The venture capital industry’s corrosive gender bias, on full display in the past few months, has already cost one of its most valuable new companies billions of dollars; brought about the...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch Need jobs? Get robots, and education right.
 How engineers and regulators can accelerate robots and create amazing jobs in the process Read More ...
10:06 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch The B-Shoe hopes to prevent seniors from falling down
Each second in the U.S., an older adult takes a fall, accounting for more than 27,000 deaths from falling among older individuals, according to the CDC. A company based in Haifa, Israel, however, is w...
09:54 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch 7 robots that were inspired by nature
 Nature has inspired robotics since its earliest days. In 1739, French artist Jacques de Vaucanson gave the world the Digesting Duck, a surreal automaton that appeared to eat — and, yes, po...
07:58 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch a communications satellite live right here
 SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 rocket with a satellite from client Intelsat aboard, with a launch window opening at 7:37 PM EDT (4:37 PM PDT). The satellite, Intelsat 35e, will be delivered to g...
06:06 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch Apple continues Asia expansion with its first retail store in Taiwan
 Apple has continued to expand its retail footprint in Asia after the iPhone-maker opened its first store in Taiwan this weekend. The inaugural Apple Store is located inTaipei 101, a landmark sky...
05:36 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft is laying off thousands of staff in a major global sales reorganization
 Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees worldwide in a move to reorganize its salesforce.A source with knowledge of the planned downsizing told TechCrunch that the U.S. firm would l...
05:13 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch How this years tech IPOs have fared so far
 Blue Apron has finally gone public, and we’re at about the halfway point of the year. We’ve seen a lot of IPOs for the first half of 2017, which followed a huge drought last year.All...
04:19 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch The Silicon Valley blacklist
 What a year (life?) it’s been for white women, people of color and nonbinary people in tech. First, engineerSusan Fowler came forward about her time at Uber, where she says the company ign...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch Cry Havoc!, and let slip the dogs of lulz
 Well, why not? I mean, you know, what the hell. Dave Aitel’s proposal over at The Hill for “a cyber investigatory setup funded by private industry” to react to hacks into the A...
07:10 am GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunch Pitch-Off rocked Tel Aviv, winner OlfaGuard now heads to Disrupt
 Last Wednesday TechCrunch hosted the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv, and a good time was had by all! Over 700 people packed into the Trask venue to see on-stage interviews and 10 comp...
12:34 am GMT - Sun, July 2, 2017
Techcrunch 500 Startups Dave McClure apologizes for multiple advances toward women and being a creep
 Taking an alternative approach to Chris Sacca’s pre-publication statement on the New York Times’ story of his alleged misconduct, Dave McClure waited a day to respond to the allegati...
11:40 pm GMT - Sat, July 1, 2017
Techcrunch Someone just bought R2-D2 for over $2 million dollars
 Sorry, Luke — but it looks like both your lightsaber and R2-D2 have new owners.In an auction that I’d like to pretend took place in front of a Sandcrawler in the middle of a desert, ...
11:40 pm GMT - Sat, July 1, 2017
Techcrunch Someone just bought R2-D2 for over $2 million
 Sorry, Luke — but it looks like both your lightsaber and R2-D2 have new owners.In an auction that I’d like to pretend took place in front of a Sandcrawler in the middle of a desert, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 1, 2017
Techcrunch Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money
 There’s a widespread belief among founders that venture capital is a precursor to success. VC is a common denominator of the most successful tech startups, but it isn’t a prerequisit...
06:39 pm GMT - Sat, July 1, 2017
Techcrunch Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO
 Gaming firm Razer has filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong as it looks to raise more than $600 million to go after growth opportunities. The U.S.-based company, which traces its origin...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 1, 2017
Techcrunch Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials
 Dr. Karim Galil was tired of losing patients to cancer. He was tired of messy medical records. And he was tired of trying to stay on top of all the clinical trials touting one solution or anothe...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 1, 2017
Techcrunch These cities in Californias East Bay are raking in venture capital
 San Francisco Bay Area companies raise so much venture capital relative to other places that a lot of little-known cities in the region outrank major metropolises in total funding. In this two-p...
09:47 am GMT - Sat, July 1, 2017
Techcrunch A walk around Station F with Emmanuel Macron
 “We called this building Station F, like Station France, Station Femmes [ed. note: women in French], Station Founders or Station Freyssinet because Freyssinet was a great architect and a g...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, July 1, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Facebook Helps You Find Wi-Fi
 Today’s StoriesFacebook is rolling out its ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature worldwideDelivery Hero’s valuation surpasses $5B following successful IPOChat app Kakao raises $437M for i...
11:44 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch McClure steps back at 500 Startups after internal sexual misconduct investigation
 Dave McClure, the founder and public face of 500 Startups — one of the most prolific and best-known accelerator programs for early stage companies — has stepped away from managing th...
10:54 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Game publisher GameMine inks a $20 million partnership with South Africas Vodacom
 On the heels of a $20 million funding round last month, the new game publishing companyGameMine has inked its first big deal with a global carrier. The company has partnered with the South Afric...
10:24 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Real estate site Redfin files for IPO
 Redfin, the popular real estate listings site, has filed for IPO. The Seattle-based company unveiled its filing, suggesting that it will raise $100 million, a placeholder that is subject to chan...
09:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat bought the AR location intellectual property of startup Drop
 Snap Map is Snapchat’s plan to tie together its online content with ways to augment your offline reality, and its got the patent to back it up. Augmented reality location startup Drop tell...
08:49 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Google.org, BlackRock and others commit $2.2 million to Fast Forwards nonprofit tech accelerator
 As impact investing gains traction in the market, a new accelerator for tech nonprofits calledFast Forwardhas raised $2.2 million in philanthropic funding from the nonprofit arms of some of the ...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Binary Capitals investors just accepted Jonathan Teos resignation
 Earlier this week, following the resignations of Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck and a more recent addition to the team, Matt Mazzeo, Binary co-founder Jonathan Teo offered to resign h...
07:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Manufacturing civility
 Facebook’s task is unenviable. Two billion people, all yammering on about everything in the world — and hidden in that unending torrent are hidden an unknown number of abhorrent, hat...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Harver raises $8.1M to replace the tedious trawl through rsums with an AI
 The problem of dealing with CVs during the hiring process is a perennial one. There are a number of approaches and there are various assessment companies and recruitment companies providing huma...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Tintri up slightly after lowering IPO price
 Enterprise cloud company Tintri was supposed to debut on the public markets yesterday with an IPO price between $10.50 to $12.50, but then pushed things back a day and lowered its price to $7. S...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook News Feed change demotes sketchy links overshared by spammers
 Technically, Facebook can’t suspend people’s accounts just for sharing 50-plus false, sensational, or clickbaity news articles per day. It doesn’t want to trample anyone’...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Roku sales blocked in Mexico following piracy ruling
 Streaming media player maker Roku has lost a legal battle in Mexico which has resulted in a ban on sales of its devices in the country. Cablevision, the cable TV operator owned by Mexican media ...
05:24 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Blue Apron tumbles again in its second day as its IPO settles for a down round
 Blue Apron is now down from its IPO price during trading today, falling around 4 percent to around $9.60 — a bit south of its original price. Read More ...
04:48 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Today is the last day to get extra early-bird Disrupt SF tickets
 Okay Disrupt fans, you’ve procrastinated long enough.Today is the last day to get extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2017—so if you want to go to the best startup show in San Fra...
04:43 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch MIT CSAIL research offers a fully automated way to peer inside neural nets
 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has devised a way to look inside neural networks and shed some light on how they’re actually making decisions. The new process ...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook is rolling out its Find Wi-Fi feature worldwide
 Facebook is expanding one of its newer features designed to help mobile users find accessible Wi-Fi networks. The company had begun testing a “Find Wi-Fi” option last year on mobile,...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Deal-finding browser tool Honey now tracks Amazon price drops, offers hotel savings
 Since its launch several years ago, the deal-finding browser add-on Honey has grown its install base to 4.4 million users on Chrome, in addition to its smaller presence on Firefox and Safari. In...
03:22 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Cabin secures $3.3M for its moving hotel
 Cabin recently announced that it had secured $3.3 million in seed financing for its sleeper-car buses. (I’ll explain that concept in a minute.) The funding was led by Founders Fund’s...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter inks live stream deals for Wimbledon, Comic-Con coverage, and more
 Twitter is continuing to grow its live streaming business, with a series of new deals announced over the past week or so, including a partnership that will bring live streams from the floor of t...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Andy Rubins Playground Ventures is raising another $15M
 Playground Ventures — the VC fund co-founded by Android inventor and former Google exec Andy Rubin that sits alongside an eponymous incubator/startup studio and is making some big bets in ...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Expect more details on Tesla Model 3 launch this Sunday
 Elon Musk should have more to share about the coming Tesla Model 3 launch on Sunday, July 2. The CEO responded to a Twitter follower seeking more concrete information about the Model 3’s e...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Confluent achieves holy grail of exactly once delivery on Kafka messaging service
 Confluent, the commercial company behind the open source messaging tool, Apache Kafka, announced a new feature this week that should please Kafka users — the ability to send a message usin...
01:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Toyota completes first in-home Human Support Robot trial in North America
 Toyota recently wrapped up its first in-home trial in North America of its Human Support Robot platform. The robot, which goes by HSR for short, is one of the mobility assistance bots that the a...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Sexual harassment takes down Binary Capital and Blue Aprons lackluster IPO
 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s recurring venture capital-focused podcast that, against odds laid by its arcane subject matter, is still on the air. (Thanks!) This week was ...
01:08 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Chat app Kakao raises $437M for its Korean ride-hailing service
 Korea’s Kakao, the country’s top mobile messenger company with some 50 million monthlyusers, has continued to diversify its business with a move to spin-out the unit managing its mob...
12:42 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk says The Boring Companys first car elevator is nearly operational
 Elon Musk’s tunnel venture The Boring Company is plugging away on its first tunnel section, and it’s not just a hole in the ground – the multi-co. CEO noted on Twitter that the...
12:01 pm GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Atacama uses microfluidic technology to create moisture-control fabric that actually stays dry
 Imagine sportswear that not only stays dry through the most sweat-inducing workouts, but also turns perspiration into a design element. Named after the driest desert in the world, Atacama uses m...
09:49 am GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Delivery Heros valuation surpasses $5B following successful IPO
 Delivery Hero’s valuation topped $5 billion after the food delivery firm went public in a listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange. The listing, announced earlier this month, came at a25.50...
07:29 am GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Indian messaging app Hike may launch live-streaming following recent acquisition
 Hike, the billion-dollar messaging app chasing WhatsApp in India, may be preparing to enter the live-streaming space following a recent acquisition. The company, which is backed by Chinese inter...
07:01 am GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas on-demand bicycles have now become advertising space
 Here’s a fitting Friday anecdote to illustrate the growing ubiquity of bike-sharing startups, and their rides, in China. One of the largest companies in the space is now using some of its ...
12:56 am GMT - Fri, June 30, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Blue Apron IPO Has A Rocky Start
 Today’s StoriesBlue Apron IPO off to a rough startMicrosoft confirms Cloudyn acquisition, sources say price is between $50M and $70MInstagram implements an AI system to fight mean and hara...