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11:56 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Coinbase ordered to turn over data on users trading more than $20,000 to the IRS
 Most digital currencies exist in a sort of twilight state just beyond the grasp of federal regulators, but the U.S. tax authority is starting to get savvy to this whole Bitcoin thing.On Wednesda...
11:56 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Coinbase ordered to give the IRS data on users trading more than $20,000
 Most digital currencies exist in a sort of twilight state just beyond the grasp of federal regulators, but the U.S. tax authority is starting to get savvy to this whole bitcoin thing. On Wednesd...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Meet the man who deactivated Trumps Twitter account
 As Twitter tries to figure out how to lock down the parts of its platform that enable harassment, as well as the spread of misleading information and illicit content, there have been a number of...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch NASA is gearing up a new rover for a mission to find evidence of life on Mars
 NASA is gearing up for its next mission to Mars with a more tricked-out, updated version of the Curiosity Mars rover, the agency announced recently. New hardware for the Mars 2020 mission includ...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Box is cash flow positive again, with 26% revenue growth
 Box posted its third-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The cloud management business reported $129.3 million in revenue, up 26 percent from last year. This beat analyst estimates of ...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch 12 of the best baby tech gifts for the little ones in your life
 This baby tech gift guide is a new one for TechCrunch’s annual gift list but one that’s been on my mind for a little while now. Lately, I’ve been inundated with ads, tips, list...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS in Vegas
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08:27 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Dont expect AWS to launch a blockchain service anytime soon
 Bitcoin may be reaching for new heights, but don’t expect AWS to launch a service that’s based on the underlying blockchain technology anytime soon. During a press conference at AWS&...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch New Yorks Attorney General sets up a page to report fraudulent FCC comments
 It’s no secret that among the millions of comments filed with the FCC regarding its plan to roll back net neutrality are a great deal of fake ones, some even using stolen identities. New Y...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Andy Rubin takes leave from Essential, as reports of an improper relationship at Google surface
 Andy Rubin has taken a leave of absence from Essential. The phone maker’s founder and CEO will be taking time off from the company to “deal with personal matters,” a spokesman ...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon is previewing an IOT security service
 As one of its last announcement on a day chock-full with new tools and features, Amazon previewed a new security device for the internet of things. Called IOT Device Defender, the new service wi...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS adds dedicated analytics service for IoT data
 It wouldn’t be a conference without some discussion of Internet of Things, one of the hot up and coming technologies. The thing about IoT is that it generates a ton of data and the questio...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube is launching its own take Stories with a new video format called Reels
 Even YouTube is adding Stories. The popular format introduced by Snapchat, then adopted by Instagram, Skype, Facebook, Messenger and even some dating apps, is now making its way to YouTube as a ...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube is launching its own take on Stories with a new video format called Reels
 Even YouTube is adding Stories. The popular format introduced by Snapchat, then adopted by Instagram, Skype, Facebook, Messenger and even some dating apps, is now making its way to YouTube as a ...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon FreeRTOS is a new operating system for microcontroller-based IoT devices
 Amazon FreeRTOS is, as the name implies, essentially an extension of the FreeRTOS operating system that adds libraries for local and cloud connectivity. Over time, Amazon will also add support f...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS launches translation services
 Taking to yet another front the battle with Google,Apple and Microsoftfor dominance in speech recognition and natural language processing, Amazon announced a new translation service as part of i...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS releases SageMaker to make it easier to build and deploy machine learning models
 Cloud services are designed to take away a lot of the complexity associated with managing a particular process, whether that’s software or infrastructure. Today, machine learning is quickl...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Transcribe is a sophisticated transcription service for AWS
 Amazon is hosting AWS Re:INVENT today, its developer conference for all things AWS. And the company just announced a promising new service called Amazon Transcribe. The service is now available ...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature
 Facebook has always been about friends, but now it’s seeking a broader purpose. So today, Facebook is lending a hand with what it does best: social connections, APIs and money. At its firs...
06:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Rekognition Video gives developers access to real-time video analysis
 Amazon’s AWS division today expanded its line-up of pre-trained machine learning tools with the launch of Amazon Rekognition Video. This new service works for both batch uploads and even r...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Simon wants to help startups establish a retail presence in malls
 It’s a strange time for e-commerce startups. While most of the retail world is trying to figure out how to make the shift from brick and mortar to online, most e-commerce startups are tryi...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch European investor NordicEye wins big with Proofpoints $60 million offer for Weblife
 Cybersecurity company Proofpoint isbuying the Los Angeles-based security company Weblife.io in a $60 million all-cash deal. Backed by a slew of investors led by the new venture firmNordicEye, an...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube is not for kids
 I’ve been thinking a lot about this important if long Medium post by James Bridle regarding the nonsensical and potentially damaging kids content on YouTube. In it he moves from video to v...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons AWS DeepLens is an AI camera for developers
 Here’s a little surprise from today’s AWS re:Invent keynote. In an event peppered with talk of containers and bizarre musical interludes, Amazon introduced its AWS DeepLens camera. T...
05:46 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS adds Global Tables feature to share data across multiple geographies
 Customers using AWS’Amazon DynamoDBto store data have two new services to help make their applications work better and more quickly in more regions around the world. The first is a Global ...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS makes it easier and faster to query data stored in its S3 and Glacier storage services
 At its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS today announced a small but significant update to its S3 cloud storage and Glacier cold storage service — and how developers can access data i...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Former Warriors basketball player David Lee is reportedly in talks to join VC firm Social Capital
 David Lee, who retired from the world of basketball just last week, is in talks to join venture firm Social Capital, Axios reports.Social Capital, founded by minority Warriors owner Chamath Pali...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon introduces an AWS graph database service called Amazon Neptune
 Amazon is in the middle of its AWS Re:invent keynote right now, and the company just announced a brand new database service. Amazon Neptune has been specifically designed for relationship graphs...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS Fargate lets you run containers without managing infrastructure
 At the AWS re:Invent conference today in Las Vegas, the company introduced AWS Fargate, a new service that lets you run containers without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.Thi...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS announces a serverless database service
 Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new database service that will make it easier and cheaper to quickly launch relational databases that don’t need to process da...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Primes newest perk is early movie tickets for Jumanji
 Amazon is adding to its slew of perks for Prime members by offering subscribers the chance to purchase early tickets to an upcoming movie for the first time. The deal gives Prime members the cha...
04:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWSs container service gets support for Kubernetes
 AWS today announced its long-awaited support for the Kubernetes container orchestration system on top of its Elastic Container Service (ECS). Kubernetes has, of course, become something of a de ...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS announces two new EC2 instance types
 At the re:Invent customer conference in Las Vegas today, AWS announced two new instance types designed for specific kinds of applications. The first is a generalized EC2 instance designed for de...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Apple releases a macOS security update to fix huge login security flaw
 Apple has just released a security update for macOS High Sierra and you should update right now (Apple will automatically push the security patch later today). This update fixes yesterday’...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Stationhead allows anyone to become a streaming radio DJ, with live listener calls
 Streaming services like Spotify have turned playlists into one of the main ways to discover new music, but I’d argue that they’re missing some of the personality of traditional radio...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Uber says 2.7M UK users affected by 2016 data breach
 Uber’s October 2016 data breach affected some 2.7 million UK users, it has now been revealed. Read More ...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon adds its Silk web browser to Fire TV
 With little fanfare, Amazon launched its Silk web browser for Fire TV, allowing users with Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions to surf the web from their big screen. The app ...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix is slowly teasing Black Mirror Season 4 with another trailer
 Netflix has been tight-lipped about the release date for Season 4 of Black Mirror. However, the streaming giant continues to tease with trailers for each of the episodes. Thus far, we’ve g...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung hired The Piano composer to write a score for a movie about a washing machine
 Maybe it’s crass consumerism — or a comment on how far we’ve sunk as society. Or maybe it’s some kind of 21st century homage to Andy Warhol’schallenging cinematic o...
02:37 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Cyber Monday topped Prime Day to become Amazons biggest shopping day ever
 On the heels of record holiday sales over the Black Friday throughCyber Monday timeframe, Amazon announced this morning that Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day worldwide in company histor...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch All of Marvels heroes come together in the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War
 If you were wondering whether Marvel could make a super team-up bigger than The Avengers, the new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War suggests that the answer is a firm yes.Virtually every hero i...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch NFL teams with AWS on statistics package driven by machine learning
 The NFL is joining Major League Baseball as an AWS customer, announcing a deal today to provide real-time statistics running on AWS.The tool is part of the NFL’s Next Gen Stats program, wh...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat starts algorithm-personalized redesign splitting social and media
 By putting best friends first and dividing them from professional publishers, Snapchat hopes to conquer Instagram and revive its own growth with a big redesign that begins rolling out Friday. An...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Shopifys new Arrive app is your package tracking pal
 I’m not sure the team at Shopify’s experimental Garage product development group knows this, but their latest app is basically made for me: It’s a package tracking tool called ...
01:03 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Cruises self-driving launch plan doesnt include small-scale pilots like Waymos
 Cruise spent some time this week detailing its plans for self-driving deployment, and one of the key features of its approach is how it differs from that of some of its competitors. “We...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Expect GM Cruise self-driving vehicles to arrive in quarters, not years
 GM and Cruise are still reluctant to put any specific timeframes on their plans for self-driving vehicle deployment, but the company is getting a bit more specific about its intent to bring self...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Waze gains support for HOV lanes, motorcycles and voice activation
 Waze is getting a few new features today that are either firsts for any navigation app, or just functionally super convenient, including an option to optimize routes for travel by motorcycle, ro...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Taking a ride through SF in Cruises self-driving Bolt EV
 GM’s Cruise has a fleet of self-driving cars pretty much continually roving the streets of San Francisco, gathering data and improving their autonomous driving performance with the ultimat...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Why the YouTube of AR wont be YouTube
 A couple of years ago when I was working at Samsung, around the time the GearVR was being launched, there were lots of ideas flying around regarding the services to offer alongside the device. M...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch GE Ventures unveils new blood collection startup Drawbridge Health
 Drawbridge Health wants to make it easier for doctor’s offices and clinics to collect small samples of your blood for testing on site with a handheld device. The device uses proprietary te...
10:16 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO more concerned with user experience than rival Tesla
 Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China.Visitors to theTechCrunch Shanghaieven this week were greeted with a sleek silve...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Pixelmator Pro wants to be the Photoshop killer on macOS
 The team behind Pixelmator is releasing a brand new app today called Pixelmator Pro. As the name suggests, it is a more powerful, refreshed version of the company’s original image-editing ...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch InsurTech Gateway is a new insurance tech accelerator backed by Hambro Perks
 In what appears to be a first, at least in the U.K., InsurTech Gateway is an FCA-authorised insurance broker in its own right. This, it reckons, should dramatically cut down the time it takes fo...
08:56 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Ubers losses grew to $1.5 billion last quarter
 Uber has given its shareholders an update on the company’s performance and it’s definitely in the red. The global ridesharing company lost $1.46 billion in just the third quarter.Thi...
08:05 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Will Interswitch still be the company that brings Sub-Saharan Africa its big tech windfall?
 Nearly two years later, neither Interswitch nor any other VC backed African tech company that began in startup phase gone public.What happened? Read More ...
07:49 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft announces huge expansion to modernize its Redmond HQ
 Microsoft has announced a massive expansion plan aimed at modernizing its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Unlike fellow Washington-based tech giant Amazon, which is seeking a second HQ in a...
05:48 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS launches GuardDuty, its new intelligent threat detection service
 Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new threat detection service that aims to help the company’s users safe from potential security threats. The service applies m...
05:09 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch AWS launches bare metal instances
 AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing division, today announced its long-awaited bare metal instances for its EC2 service.With bare metal, you get direct access to the hardware and access to virtu...
04:49 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Uber inks its first mobile wallet deal in Southeast Asia
 Seeking to rise to increased competition,Uber has inked its first payments deal in Southeast Asia after it announced a partnership with Vietnam-based mobile wallet service Momo.Momo, which raise...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Cyber Monday Results
WeWork buys Meetup, Airbnb now lets you split the bill and the financial results from Cyber Monday. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
03:15 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch SoftBank says that Benchmark and Menlo intend to sell Uber shares
 SoftBank Group has confirmed that it has found likely sellers for the tender offer for Uber’s shares, which launched tonight. These are the shares from existing shareholders that will be s...
02:42 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch One bitcoin is now worth $10,000
 It happened. One bitcoin is now worth $10,000. The milestone was hit on international exchanges earlier in the day (where prices are normally a few percent higher) and was just crossed on U.S ex...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Canadian hacker pleads guilty in huge Yahoo hack case
 A Canadian citizen has pleaded guilty to aiding Russian intelligence officers in a 2014 hack of Yahoo that exposed as many as 500 million accounts. The defendant, 22-year-old Karim Baratov, is t...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung buys another AI company as it continues to build out Bixby
 It’s true that Bixby didn’t have the most auspicious of debuts when it rolled out on the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, but Samsung’s clearly got big plans for its smart assistan...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, November 29, 2017
Techcrunch MITs new desktop 3D printer technology increases speeds up to 10x
 There are plenty of reasons desktop 3D printing never really took off with consumers. Speed isn’t the main one, but it’s certainly up there. Mind you, this research is still probably...
11:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Shonda Rhimes talks move from network TV to Netflix
 When Shonda Rhimes, the creator of network hits like Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder, announced her new contract with Netflix, it marked yet another win for the dig...
11:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Sequoia, Tencent, TPG look to invest in Uber alongside SoftBank
 It’s not just SoftBank and Dragoneer that are looking to buy Uber shares from the employees and othershareholders when the tender offer launches, likely later today. Sources tell us that S...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch FCCs Ajit Pai: When it comes to an open Internet, Twitter is part of the problem
 FCC Chairman and net neutrality eliminator-in-chief Ajit Pai has thrown Twitter and other online services under the bus in order to show that it’s not just broadband providers that can exe...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch AWS rolls out AppSync to enable offline app usage
 As part of its victory lap extravaganza in Las Vegas as the dominant web hosting platform,Amazon Web Servicestoday launched a new service, AppSync, which allows applications hosted on the servic...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Ebay says Cyber Monday was its biggest sales day ever
 Looks like this past Cyber Monday was a hit across the board. Earlier today, Amazon noted that the Black Friday weekend was its strongest yet, and now eBay’s one-upping the site by announc...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Security researcher finds classified US Army data sitting online with no password
 In the latest edition of “uh-oh, we left that just sitting out in the open,” a batch of NSA and Army files were discovered on a cloud storage server with no password protection, acce...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Uber faces another lawsuit over data breach
 In light of Uber failing to report the massive data breach that affected potentially 57 million passengers and drivers worldwide, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a multi...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Enjoius raises $1.4 million to bring its party planning services to you
 Just in time for the holiday season, a group of prominent Los Angeles entertainment and technology executives have come together to back the new startup,Enjoius, which aims to make it easier for...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Lynk & Co. starts selling an SUV with a dedicated car share button in China
 Lynk & Co. aims to be a different kind of car brand, with a focus on a simplified buying experience and a focus on connected an app-powered mobility experiences, and it’s now officiall...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Monkeys controlling robot arms with their minds show how brains can be reprogrammed
 New research out of the University of Chicago shows a trio of rhesus monkeys controlling robotic arms with their mind. Each of the three primates are amputees, having had limbs removed after suf...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Ellos spam problem
 Remember Ello? I recently wrote about this social networking site’s comeback. Since then, a handful of you have pinged me about its spam bot problem. Just yesterday, another person came fo...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Virtual reality headset unit sales are slowly improving
 The number of VR headsets out there may not be reaching the stratospheric estimates that were first predicted, but they’re still growing, at least. According to a report from Canalys, in Q...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram now allows optional photo and video message replays
 Instagram has tweaked a couple of its direct messaging features to make them a bit more flexible and interactive. You can now automatically capture and remix photos sent to you in replies back t...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Huge security flaw lets anyone log into a High Sierra Mac
 Wow, this is a bad one. On Macs running the latest version of High Sierra (10.13.1 (17B48)), it appears that anyone can log in just by putting “root” in the user name field in a cert...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Fox announces an X-Files mobile game coming in 2018
 Not content to just revive The X-Files on television, Fox is also bringing the franchise to phones and tablets.The new title from FoxNext Games and Creative Mobile Games is planned for release e...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch The White House wants to ban cell phones, citing security risk
 The Donald can’t seem to keep his hands off the phone while in the White House, but the same rules may not apply to his staff in the near future. The White House is mulling a personal cell...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch NFX Guild gets more serious about investing with a $150 million fund
 Roughly two years after emerging on the scene as a new Bay Area accelerator,NFX Guild, an outfit run by several seasoned founders, has raised $150 million for a full-fledged venture fund. ItR...
06:47 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch InstaCarro raises $22 million to tackle Brazils $50 billion used-car market
 InstaCarro, a Brazilian-based marketplace for buying and selling used cars, has raised a whopping $22 million in its first institutional round of venture financing. One of the largest early-stag...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch WHEW, Google fixed the burger emoji in Android 8.1
 Apparently, Google made good on its promise to fix its awful hamburger emoji, in the wake of an online debacle last month. In case you missed it, when a tweet about the problem with the emoji we...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch After shoving its way onto iTunes, U2 is headed for the Amazon Echo
 The last time U2 offered up an album exclusive, things didn’t go great. Apple reportedly paid $100 million for exclusive rights to Songs of Innocence, the Irish arena rock band’s fir...
06:22 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Analyst says Apple could have sold 6 million iPhone X units during Black Friday weekend
 Apple hasn’t shared any exact number, but Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang calculated that Apple may have sold as many as 6 million iPhone X units this weekend alone, StreetInsider ...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Alexa developers can now use notifications, soon personalize apps based on users voices
 Amazon says it will allow Alexa skill developers to alert customers using notifications starting today, and soon, it will allow them to recognize users’ individual voices as part of their ...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch AWS launches new partner programs for networking and machine learning specialists
 Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division is launching a number of new programs for its partner ecosystem today. These include a new networking competency program for companies that focus on a...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook and Twitter to provide Brexit disinformation reports soon
 A UK parliamentary committee that’s investing fake news has been told by Facebook and Twitter they will provide information relating to Russian interference during the UK’s 2016 Brex...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer is coming to the U.S
 Japansese cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer announced today it’s expanding to the U.S, with approval to operate in 41 states starting today. This includes regulatory approval in New York vi...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook prototypes Messenger Broadcast for businesses
 Facebook may soon be ready to squeeze more money out of its 1.3 billion user chat app. The company has internally developed “Messenger Broadcast”, a self-serve mass-messaging interfa...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft shows off Windows Sets, a tabbed app interface that puts a web browser everywhere
 Just a few weeks after the major launch of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is already looking towards what’s next as the company looks to test features that could fundamentally ...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Apple launches a new YouTube channel offering device tutorials
 Apple is expanding its social media outreach. The company has just launched a new YouTube channel to teach people how to use their Apple devices, like the iPhone and iPad, via video tutorials. T...
04:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Instacart signs deal with Albertsons
 Instacart has inked a deal with Albertsons to offer same-day delivery from the grocery store chain.The deal will include 1,800 of Albertsons stores across the country by mid-2018, helping Instac...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Optimus Ride will provide self-driving vehicles to Boston community residents
 A new partnership between autonomous driving startup Optimus Ride and release estate developer LStar Ventures will see self-driving vehicle access offered up to residents of a new urban developm...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Adobe previews new Photoshop feature that uses AI to select subjects
 While Photoshop users have gotten pretty damn good at masking humans and other subjects over the years, it still remains one of the most tedious tasks in the app. But the days of Magic Wand mask...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon sold millions of Alexa devices over the holiday shopping weekend
 On the heels of news that Amazon may have accounted for half of Black Friday online sales, the retailer today announced that the Black Friday holiday shopping weekend – which it defines as...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Airbnb launches payment splitting for group trips
 In February of this year, Airbnb acquired social payments startup Tilt. Today, the fruits of that acquisition are being passed along to Airbnb users. Starting now, Airbnb users have the ability ...
02:06 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Veem opens up global payments platform to developers with new API
 If you’ve ever tried to do business across borders, you know how painful it can be to send a wire transfer, wait for the payment to clear the bank and pay a set of fees along the way. Veem...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Time-Warners Turner opts for AWS as its preferred cloud provider
 All of the hyper-scale cloud providers love to tout their new customer acquisitions: Google talking about Spotify; Microsoft signing up various Adobe services for Azure; or AWS working with the ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch The Gates Foundation is matching $2M in donations on Facebook for #GivingTuesday
 Today is #GivingTuesday, an global day of giving that always falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year Facebook is again partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch VMware expands AWS partnership with new migration and disaster recovery tools
 Remember how VMware was supposed to be disrupted by AWS?Somewhere along the way it made a smart move. Instead of fighting the popular cloud platform, it decided to make it easier for IT to use i...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook and The Gates Foundation are matching $2M in donations for #GivingTuesday
 Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that always falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year Facebook is again partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to ...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Mapping company Here buys ATS to boost its over-the-air tech
 Here, the mapping company that powers location services in 100 million cars, is today announcing an acquisition to vastly improve how it distributes and updates its data. The company is buying A...
12:16 pm GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Yandex takes its self-driving test cars out for a spin in the snow
 Russian software giant Yandex took its prototype self-driving taxi out for its first real-world snow test last weekend. The Prius model prototypes clocked up 300km in total during the test. Read...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Senators introduce revenge porn bill
 Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), as well as Rep. Jackie Speier introduced a bill today to address revenge porn. The bill, Ending Nonconsenual Onlin...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch StrideUp wants to help you buy a portion of your home
 StrideUp, a U.K. startup founded last year by Sakeeb Zaman and Rohan Trivedi, both formerly of Deutsche Bank, wants to make shared home ownership more readily available within the private housin...
07:31 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Baidu and Xiaomi are working together on internet of things and artificial intelligence
 Baidu, China’s answer to Google, and Xiaomi, which has modeled itself on the success of the America’s most successful technology manufacturer in Apple, have announced a strategic par...
05:55 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch WeWork reportedly plans to buy Meetup
 Co-working space giant WeWork will acquire Meetup, according to Crunchbase News. The report says Meetup chief executive officer and co-founder Scott Heiferman shared the news with employees at a...
05:55 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch WeWork reportedly plans to buy Meetup [updated]
 Update: WeWork’s chief executive officer Adam Neumann confirmed in a blog post that it will buy Meetup. Co-working space giant WeWork will acquire Meetup, according to Crunchbase News. The...
05:01 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Doctolib raises another $42 million for its medical care scheduling service
 French startup Doctolib is raising money for the second time in the past twelve months. The company is building a sort of Salesforce for the healthcare industry with a big emphasis on bookings. ...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Founder David Karp Is Leaving Tumblr
Founder of Tumblr David Karp is leaving the company, Barracuda Networks gets acquired for $1.6 billion by Thoma Bravo and MIT and Harvard create artificial muscle. All this on Crunch Report. Read More...
02:52 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch SoftBank makes offer for Uber shares at 30% discount
 A SoftBank Group-led team of investors has made an offer to buy Uber’s shares in a tender offer that would value the company at about a 30% discount to Uber’s last private valuation ...
01:48 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Pokmon GO gets a surprise new legendary: Ho-Oh
 A bit of a surprise just dropped for everyone poking around Pokmon GO this holiday season: a new legendary Pokmon, Ho-Oh. Niantic usually debuts legendary Pokmon (the massive, super strong Pokmo...
01:34 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Navdy contacts would-be creditors, prepares to liquidate
 No one ever says hardware is easy, and today it looks like another promising startup has hit a wall. Navdy, which made an in-car heads-up display that projected info like navigation on to your w...
01:17 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech
 Noah Heller, one of the chief architects of Hulu’s virtual reality strategy, has left the video streaming service to set up his own venture firm, 3Rodeo. Primarily focused on backing Los A...
12:12 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Researchers create a light-based key distribution system for quantum encryption
 Researchers at Duke University, OSU and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have solved one of the biggest problems with new forms of quantum encryption: quantum key distribution. QKD is the process o...
12:10 am GMT - Tue, November 28, 2017
Techcrunch Waymo racks up 4 million self-driven miles
 Waymo continues to press its lead in terms of actual miles driven on roads, which is potentially the most important metric out there when it comes to building successful autonomous driving techn...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Stitch Fix defies odds, soars over 50% since lackluster debut
 It’s been just ten days since Stitch Fix debuted on the stock market and after soaring 24% on shopping holiday “Cyber Monday,” Stitch Fix has risen almost 54% since it went pub...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Plexs DVR now lets you skip the commercials by removing them for you
 Plex confirmed it’s rolling out a new feature that will allow cord cutters to skip the commercials in the TV programs recorded using its software, making the company’s lower-cost sol...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Lucid moves its electric car ambitions into a spacious new HQ
 Lucid, one of the companies that looks like it could have the best chance to potentially field a true all-electric competitor to Tesla’s Model S, is moving its headquarters to a new facili...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Nintendos Animal Crossing mobile title hits 15 million downloads less than a week after wide release
 Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp marked Nintendo’s most significant mobile title launch since Mario Run and it seems like the game has already delivered some significant downloads, with data f...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch The Pixel 2s dormant Visual Core chip gets activated in the latest Android developer preview
 Sadly, not all of the Pixel 2’s surprises have been the good sort since Google’s latest flagship launched. Visual Core is one of the more pleasant ones, though — a custom syste...
09:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Congress presses Uber for answers around the data breach it tried to hide
 It looks like Congress won’t be ignoring the recent thoroughly sketchyreport that Uber failed to disclose— and made efforts to hide — a data breach that affected 57 million use...
09:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceX adds $100 million to previous $350 million funding round
 SpaceX filed a new amended update to its $351 million funding round from this summer, adding around $100 million to the round in newly disclosed funds and bringing the total to $450 million. The...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch MIT and Harvard create cheap artificial muscles with super strength
 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has teamed up with Harvard’s Wyss Institute to create a super strong, affordable artificial muscle that could be used to...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks via Google Play Store
 Microsoft Office is now available for Google Chromebook users through the Google Play Store – a notable addition, given the two companies offer competing products in terms of office produc...
08:49 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix keeps the mystery alive with Black Mirror
 Fans are stoked for a fourth season of Black Mirror, as they should be. The Emmy-award winning series, which shows the dark side of our inevitable future, does an outstanding job of story-tellin...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch YouTubes battery drain problem on iOS devices is now fixed
 Google confirms it has now addressed an issue that caused the YouTube app to drain the battery excessively when running on iOS devices, even when the app was idle in the background. In some case...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch David Karp is leaving Tumblr by the end of the year
 As Verizon’s digital media business Oath rolls on with its merging of Yahoo and Aol (which includes TechCrunch), today comes news of a significant departure. David Karp, who founded and le...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Security business Barracuda Networks acquired for $1.6 billion
 Private equity giant Thoma Bravo has agreed to buy Barracuda Networks in a take-private deal valued at $1.6 billion. The company was offered $27.55 per share, about 16% above Friday’s clos...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Google Trends now surfaces data from News, Images, YouTube and Shopping verticals
 Google announced today it’s expanding the focus of its Google Trends service – the site that lets anyone track what the world’s web searchers are looking for in both real time ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Reliam raises $17 million for its managed services play
 Reliam, a company that provides managed services for businesses that want somebody else to manage their public cloud deployments on platforms like AWS and Microsoft Azure, today announced that i...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Mobile application testing service HeadSpin launches from stealth
 HeadSpin,a mobile application testing service, launched today to give developers a one-stop shop for quality assurance and control for mobile application development. The company’s co-foun...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Uber is partially banned in Tel Aviv
 A Tel Aviv district court has banned two of Uber’s services in the city following a court ruling in a case between the transportation company, the Ministry of Transportation and the Taxi D...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter blames human error after blocking a New York Times account over the weekend
 Over the holiday weekend, The New York Times found that one of its Twitter accounts had been locked. @nytimesworld was frozen for a full 24 hours over an innocuous tweet about a story in which C...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Jellies is a kid-friendly, parent-approved alternative to YouTube Kids
 As YouTube reels from a series of scandals related to its lack of policing around inappropriate content aimed at children, obscene comments on videos of children, horrifying search suggestions, ...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Cyber Monday rings up $840M so far in US sales online
 Cyber Monday is off to a flying start for online shopping in the US. As of 7am Pacific, $840 million has been spent, up 16.9 percent on Cyber Monday 2016. The day is projected to break $6.6 bill...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Weather tracking tech developer ClimaCell raises $15 million
 ClimaCell, a weather forecasting technology that uses wireless networks to create incredibly granular predictions, has raised $15 million to develop new products and expand beyond the U.S.The Bo...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before theyre reported
 This is software to save lives. Facebook’s new “proactive detection”artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts for patterns of suicidal thoughts, and when necessary...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Cyber Mondays best tech bets
 So you’ve had a nice, calming two-day respite from all of the bargain hunting. But don’t worry, it’s almost over. It’s Cyber Monday, a holiday made up in 2005 because Bla...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch iOS jailbreak repositories close as user interest wanes
 A few years ago jailbreaking your iPhone was all the rage. The cat-and-mouse game of hackers versus Apple was great fun and some of the open source products available to jailbreakers – nam...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Cambrian is the new kid on the block-chain investment scene
 Blockchain investment firms are the ‘new new thing’ in the investment world, not least European companies like kryptonite1 and neufund which are both appearing at TechCrunch Disrupt ...
03:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube faces brand freeze over ads and obscene comments on videos of kids
 YouTube is firefighting another child safety content moderation scandal which has led several major brands to suspend advertising on its platform. Read More ...
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch McAfee acquires cloud security startup Skyhigh Networks, last valued at $400M
 After spinning out as a standalone security business from Intel earlier this year, McAfee has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired Skyhigh Networks, a specialist in cloud securit...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchats newest filters can recognize whats in your photos
 Snapchat is rolling out new filters that can recognize what’s in your photos in order to suggest graphics, like borders or stickers, to accompany your posts. These filters today are capabl...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Human pilot beats AI in drone race
 Anything you can do, AI can do better. Eventually. On October 12, NASA put on its own demonstration, pitting an AI-piloted racing drone against world-renowned drone pilot Ken Loo. Researchers at...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Two giant European VCs want founders to give more equity to employees
 European VCs are getting tired, and who can blame them. Europe’s startup industry has boomed in the last ten years, and no-one can say it isn’t a world away from what it was in previ...
11:01 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Imgur says 1.7M emails and passwords were breached in 2014 hack
 Image-hosting site turned meme social network, Imgur, is the latest tech service to ‘fess up to a security breach. In a blog postFriday it revealed that hackers had compromised its systems...
10:33 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon debuts Elemental-based AWS Media Services for video app creation
 Video is what consumers are paying attention to these days, and Amazon’s AWS is hoping to capitalise on that with one of its latest launches.Doubling down on its video services for media c...
09:35 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch The Nordic Web launches an Angel fund to find the regions under-the-radar startups
 The Nordic Web, a research and analysis company which specialises in covering data on tech companies emerging out of the Nordic region, has started a new Angel fund. The fund will invest across ...
09:34 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch UK to give police new powers to ground drones
 The UK government has announced it will introduce draft legislation in the spring aimed at preventing unsafe or criminal use of drones. Read More ...
09:02 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch AWS launches Amazon Sumerian to build AR, VR and 3D apps quickly
 We’d heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality — augmented reality and virtual reality. ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunch Include Office Hours with Cavalry Ventures
 TechCrunch DecemberInclude Office Hourswill be hosted in Berlin, Germany on December 1st. We’re partnering with Calvary Ventures. From 2-3pm, Founding and Managing Partner Rouven Dresselha...
08:39 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Heres the schedule of our incredible breakout sessions at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin
 At Disrupt Berlin, we have a special treat for attendees who want to engage with our main stage speakers and other experts on the big topics in the tech and startup world. We call these Off the ...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Cyber Monday Special Get a free gift when you buy a Disrupt Berlin ticket
 Whether you celebrate a specific holiday or just love to celebrate giving gifts, you’re gonna love our Cyber Monday special. Today only, when you buy a general admission ticket to Disrupt ...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Flittos language data helps machine translation systems get more accurate
 Artificial intelligence-powered translation is becoming an increasingly crowded category, with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook all working on their own services. But tech still isn’...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Predicting success in startup consumer brands
 As Amazon replaces brick-and-mortar store shelves and social influencers replace television stars, newer brands are not only taking advantage of these channels, but also are architecting their p...
02:56 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Meredith to buy Time with help from the Koch brothers, but says they wont have any influence
 It’s official—Meredith Corporation will buy Time Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $2.8 billion. Meredith said today it agreed to pay $18.50 per share for all outstanding sha...
01:02 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Find your red-eyed fans
 I’ve been thinking about token sale marketing lately mostly because it’s been so bad. I’ve gotten hundreds of emails asking me to be an ICO advisor or evangelist or influencer ...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, November 27, 2017
Techcrunch Balderton Capital closes new $375M fund to invest in Series A-stage European startups
 More VC money sloshing around Europe: In what was probably one of the worst kept secrets in European VC, London-based Balderton Capital is announcing a new $375 million fund. I understand that i...
11:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 26, 2017
Techcrunch Fighting fake news online wins these three projects accolades
 There are few greater threats to democracy in the world today than the proliferation of fake news and propaganda.So it was no surprise that this year’sNational Democratic Institute’s...
11:14 pm GMT - Sun, November 26, 2017
Techcrunch The time I was turned away from China
 Yesterday, Sunday November 26 2017, I was turned away from immigration at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport by Chinese officials. Alongside a number of other visitors, I had been waiting in line...
08:20 pm GMT - Sun, November 26, 2017
Techcrunch Snaps Evan Spiegel is clinging to billionaire status by his fingernails
 It’s hard to fault someone for being barely a billionaire — a self-made one at that, who happens to be just 27 years old. Still, owing to the performance of Snap Inc.’s perform...
08:20 pm GMT - Sun, November 26, 2017
Techcrunch Correction: Snaps Evan Spiegel is still very much a multibillionaire
 Update: Apologies, I’d written today a breezy — and very wrong — story titled: “Snap’s Evan Spiegel is clinging to billionaire status by his fingernails.” I c...
05:54 pm GMT - Sun, November 26, 2017
Techcrunch Makers or breakers?
 The weight of problems being demonstrably attached to heavily used tech services has acquired such a gravitational and political pull that it’s becoming harder and harder for these busines...
05:50 pm GMT - Sun, November 26, 2017
Techcrunch The top 10 tech companies with the best fertility benefits
 Thinking of starting a family but need a little help from science? IVF costs alone can be exorbitant,ranging from $12,000 to $20,000 per cycle, depending on where you live — and most coupl...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 26, 2017
Techcrunch Bitcoin is over $9,000
 Well, it’s over $9,000. Even as you recoup from attempting to explain Bitcoin to your family over the Thanksgiving dinner table, the value of the cryptocurrency is growing at an increasing...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 26, 2017
Techcrunch In praise of Teslas bankruptcy
 You know everybody loves Tesla-the-company. But did you know that a whole lot of smart people hate Tesla-the-business? “From a return-on-investment-capital standpoint, Tesla is a catastrop...
10:47 pm GMT - Sat, November 25, 2017
Techcrunch Black Friday pushes Jeff Bezos net worth to $100 billion
 Being the richest man in the world wasn’t enough. After Amazon shares climbed on Black Friday, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos saw his net worth rise to $100.3 billion, according to Bloomberg e...
10:46 pm GMT - Sat, November 25, 2017
Techcrunch OnePlus 5T makes the best deal in smartphones even better
 Three years and seven phones later, it’s hard to argue with OnePlus’s methods. That’s not to say it hasn’t made its share of missteps along the way (it definitely has), b...
09:55 pm GMT - Sat, November 25, 2017
Techcrunch FCC doubles down on its dead-wrong definition of how the internet works
 In May, when the FCC released an early draft of its plan to undo 2015’s strong net neutrality rules, I pointed out that its case rests almost entirely on a deeply incorrect definition of h...
07:25 pm GMT - Sat, November 25, 2017
Techcrunch Do VC woes extend to portfolio companies? For Rothenberg, probably not
 As VC brands go, Rothenberg Ventures has seen better days. Thefirmbuilt up a reputation as an up-and-coming early-stage investor. ButSilicon Valley soured on Rothenberg Ventureslast year; lawsui...
07:21 pm GMT - Sat, November 25, 2017
Techcrunch Substitute Phone artfully satisfies your compulsion to swipe and scroll
 Smartphones are inarguably an addictive class of devices, and not just because they put an endless font of information at your fingertips. The experience of holding the phone and touching it is ...
06:40 pm GMT - Sat, November 25, 2017
Techcrunch Online lenders pull out the popcorn, as the Trump administration fights to control the CFPB
 There’s another battle brewing in Washington, though it may not matter all that much to the many venture-backed online lending companies that had sprung into existence in the wake of post-...
03:20 pm GMT - Sat, November 25, 2017
Techcrunch How bad decision making could undermine good innovation
 Here’s a scary thought for decision makers inside large organizations grappling with digital transformation. You can actually be innovative and have mechanisms in place to react to disrupt...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch 12 great board games to play with family and friends
 Board games are a blast. They’re cheap to buy, fun to give, and amazing to play. We’ve chosen twelve of our favorites that you can add to your stack of games this Holiday Season. Som...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch 13 great board games to play with family and friends
 Board games are a blast. They’re cheap to buy, fun to give, and amazing to play. We’ve chosen twelve of our favorites that you can add to your stack of games this Holiday Season. Som...
09:14 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Macys credit card processors stop working on Black Friday
 It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but retail giant Macy’s can’t get its credit card processors to work.Customers have been waiting in lines across the United S...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch 11 bragworthy gifts for the 20-somethings in your life
 It’s me, TechCrunch’s resident 20-something back for a third year to help you figure out what to get the millennials in your life. Here’s a great selection of gifts that any st...
08:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Pokmon Go creator raises $200 million ahead of Harry Potter game launch
 Pokmon Go creator Niantic has raised a new $200 million in funding, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Series B raise was led by Spark Capital, and includes participation from Founders Fund, M...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Black Friday deals net $640M in sales so far, mobile 60% of all traffic
 With Thanksgiving hitting a record $2.87 billion in online sales in the U.S., Black Friday is shaping up to be an even bigger haul for online retailers. Figures from Adobe — which analyses...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Black Friday racks up $2.87B in online sales as of 5PM, $1.4B on mobile
 With Thanksgiving hitting a record $2.87 billion in online sales in the U.S., Black Friday easily surpassed that figure before the day was even done. Figures from Adobe — which analyses 80...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Black Friday racks up $5.03B in online sales, $2B on mobile alone
 The final figures for Black Friday online sales are in, and it’s another record-breaking day e-commerce in the U.S. Adobe says that shoppers spent $5.03 billion online in a race for bargai...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Approaching e-commerce investments in the age of Amazon
 With Amazon as the 800-pound gorilla, many of my fellow investors choose to ignore e-commerce altogether. In fact, the industry hit recent lows in anumber of deals and investments. But as Bonobo...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat seeks salvation in long-form and hands-on AR ads
 Snap Inc’s stock tanked after missing revenue expectations by $30 million last quarter, so Snapchat is looking to win over businesses with immersive new ads formats. This week it introduce...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Black Eyed Peas graphic novel, Masters of the Sun, gets the AR treatment
 Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am took heed of Steve Jobs’ “think different” but perhaps more so, he has kept it all the way 100 by being fresh and original — the core v...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Mattress startup Purple launches in 13 Mattress Firm store locations
 A number of bed-in-a-box startups have taken different approaches to selling their mattresses and bed ware in the last year. Casper and Tuft and Needle, for instance, launched their own branded ...
04:56 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: The Punisher arrives with a bang
 Marvel and Netflix’s latest show The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as the bloodthirsty superhero. Bernthal first took on the role in the second season of Daredevil, but now he’s the he...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch OK Go lets printers do the dancing in new music video
 The band OK Go is known for its insanely creative music videos. From scooters, to cars, to planes, to treadmills, these guys have perfected the art of unique choreography. But this time, the ban...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon German, Italian workers protest on Black Friday, dubbed Strike Friday
 Amazon has been one of the strongest driving forces behind the surge of e-commerce holiday sales around Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the rest of the days leading to the end of the new year. N...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Shopifys live streaming the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales frenzy
 Ever wonder what Black Friday’s consumerist rush looks like in real time? Now you can see it visualized in the stream above, which is a visualization of sales occurring on Shopify’s ...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Stitch Fix and Sailpoint get their IPOs done
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we assembled the full crew — Matthew Lynley,...
01:34 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter testing a feature that shows how many are talking about tweets
 Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that will show how many people are “talking about” individual, popular tweets. The metric shows up under some embedded tweets when they ap...
01:22 pm GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Can a cryptocurrency be used to fight hate speech, fake news and divisive politics?
 Effectively, they want to fight radicalization by “mapping ideologies”, providing a compass to navigate belief systems and using cryptocurrency to reward contributors.The UK-based ne...
10:13 am GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Uber data breach includes UK users but its still not clear how many
 The UK’s digital minister has said the October 2016 data breach that Uber disclosed this week does affect UK users — though it’s still unclear how many are impacted at this sta...
08:01 am GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Black Friday sale Disrupt Berlin tickets are buy-one-get-one free for one day only
 We here at TechCrunch love a good holiday sale as much as the next person — maybe even more. So, we’re jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon to offer an outstanding deal on Disrupt B...
07:01 am GMT - Fri, November 24, 2017
Techcrunch Revolut now has a million customers for its banking alternative
 Fintech startup Revolut has reached a big milestone. The company now has over a million customers across Europe two years and a half after launch. The company says that customers have saved $160...
08:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch The Moto Zs Alexa Smart Speaker is mostly useless
 The Moto Z is a phone built around a strong gimmick, but it’s a gimmick nonetheless. A little over a year after release, the company has added some interesting Mods to its selection, but n...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Thanksgiving e-commerce sales up 18% year-on-year, average order value $114
 Black Friday, the day after a quiet Thanksgiving Thursday, traditionally has been thought of as the start of the holiday sales season, but the rise of e-commerce in the last few years has change...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Thanksgiving e-commerce sales pass $1.5B, up 17% year-on-year
 Black Friday, the day after a quiet Thanksgiving Thursday, traditionally has been thought of as the start of the holiday sales season, but the rise of e-commerce in the last few years has change...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Thanksgiving e-commerce sales hit a record $2.87B, up 18.3% year-on-year
 Black Friday, the day after a quiet Thanksgiving Thursday, traditionally has been thought of as the start of the holiday sales season, but the rise of e-commerce in the last few years has change...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Co-founder of unicorn InMobi is launching a bike-sharing startup in India
 Over in India, there are a handful of startups working to get the country’s billion-person population on bikes. One of them is Yulu, co-founded by Amit Gupta, who formerly co-founded profi...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Teslas electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live
 The Tesla Semi, the automaker’s all-electric transport truck, will retail starting at $150,000 for a version with 300 miles of range, and will also be available in a $150,000 version with ...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Putting the AI in ThAInksgiving
 Welcome to Thanksgiving table talk circa 2017. It’s true that AI and machine learning are changing the world, and in a few years, it will be embedded in all of the technology in our lives....
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch In Israel, a blockchain and crypto hyper-cluster is just getting started
 The lunch took place just after well-known tech investor Moshe Hogeg announced he would invest in every Israeli blockchain that approached him. That investor group, called Alignment, consisted o...
02:57 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft raising additional $500 million on top of recent $1 billion round
 Lyft is seeking to raise an additional $500 million, over and above the $1 billion it raised in a round led by Alphabet venture arm CaptialG last month. The $500 million is an extension of that ...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch ProtonMail bolts on an encrypted contacts manager and digital signing for contacts
 Another neat addition to end-to-end encrypted email client ProtonMail: It’s added a zero-access encrypted contacts manager that also digitally signs the contact info you store in it. Read ...
01:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter is testing Bookmarks, a feature to privately flag Tweets for later
 Last month, Twitter started work on a new “save for later” feature for Tweets in your timeline that you wanted to flag to refer back to in the future. Now it’s given the featur...
01:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla completes the worlds largest battery for Australian wind farm
 Tesla has managed to deliver something on time, even if it \’s falling behind its projections for the Model 3 electric car: It has completed production of a massive battery farm in South A...
11:19 am GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Lets talk about commercial drones at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin
 Everyone loves drones, including companies with very specific needs. Drones once were the hot new thing and the perfect birthday gift. But drone makers are now realizing that there’s a big...
10:53 am GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch FTC evaluating serious issues raised by Uber breach
 The FTC has now put out a statement regarding the Uber data breach which the company concealed for the best part of a year before finally disclosing it, under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, on Tuesd...
10:13 am GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Mobile payment and loyalty platform Yoyo Wallet integrates with Starling Bank
 In another example of Starling Bank jumping on the Open Banking/PSD2 train before legislation in the U.K. and Europe next year will force banks to do so, it is launching its latest API partnersh...
05:36 am GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series C
 Portea Medical, one of India’s biggest platforms for home healthcare visits, has raised $26 million in Series C funding to expand its service range. The round was led by Sabre Partners and...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, November 23, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Ubers data breach and Apples self-driving cars
 Today’s stories: Uber’s big data breach, Facebook to single out election trolls, Apple’s self-driving car research and FCC issues final draft of plan to kill net neutrality. Th...
10:51 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch AWS ramps up in AI with new consultancy services and Rekognition features
 Ahead of Amazon’s AWS division big Re:invent conference next week, the company has announced two developments in the area of artificial intelligence. AWS is opening a machine learning lab,...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube tightens rules on kid-related content
 YouTube, that strange stew of the best and worst content on the web, is cracking down on abuse and error relating to kid-focused video. Jokers and questionably ethical creators who targeted kids...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch The rise of SPACs
 Every few years efforts to redefine the IPO emerge, and as night follows day, investors get hurt and calls for tighter regulatory reform echo in legislative chambers and cable TV studios. The la...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Apples Thanksgiving ad is mostly about the AirPods
 Every year, Apple airs a new ad in the U.S. for Thanksgiving. Compared to other Apple ads, this is less about showing product features and more like a greeting card. This year is no different &#...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch AltSchool wants to change how kids learn, but fears that its failing students are surfacing
 It’s not just parents who have growing concerns about AltSchool, however. Educators also question whether AltSchool is the next best thing in education, or whether instead the for-profit c...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch AltSchool wants to change how kids learn, but fears have surfaced that its failing students
 Business Insider recently reported that numerous families have grown frustrated with the education their children are receiving at AltSchool, an ambitious San Francisco-based edtech company that...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices
 French startup Snips is now helping you build a custom voice assistant for your device. Snips doesn’t use Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service or Google Assistant SDK — the company is ...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Net Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon stores
 On December 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not to roll back Obama-era policies protecting a free and open internet. In fact, during yesterday’s announcement of the upcoming vote, the ...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch FCC releases final draft of Restoring Internet Freedom, which would not do that
 The FCC yesterday announced a December 14 vote on “Restoring Internet Freedom,” an order that, far from restoring freedom to the internet, would allow it to be restricted in new and ...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followed
 Facebook is building out a tool to show which Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts associated with Russian Internet Research Agency election troll farm you Liked or followed. Launching by the en...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Apple could use machine learning to shore up LiDAR limitations in self-driving
 Apple has a new paper published in Cornell’s arXiv open directory of scientific research, describing a method for using machine learning to translate the raw point cloud data gathered by L...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Minted rolls out an on-demand photography service for around $100 per session
 When you go through a big life event — say a milestone birthday for a parent or a wedding — there are probably going to be a lot of mini-events that happen before and after the big o...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Salesforce keeps rolling with another monster quarter, as it sets $20 billion revenue goal
 Ho hum, Salesforce announced its quarterly earnings yesterday and the news was all good once again with revenue up 25 percent to $2.68 billion. The company has blown through its $10 billion year...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch With Ethereum wallets under constant attack, Jibrel Network decided to build their own
 Since blockchain technologies appeared people have been trying to figure out how to put traditional assets like currencies, bonds and other financial instruments on to it in a way which has regu...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch UK Budget courts tech sector with $663M in investments in AI, 5G networks and more
 With the UK government continuing to face down criticism over how it is handling plans to remove the UK from the European Union, today the country’s Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered an ...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Senator Schatz on net neutrality: This has to be a real political movement
 Following the news yesterday morning that the FCC will be voting on the proposal to kill net neutrality come December 14, officials and advocacy organizations have been issuing statements left a...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Early-bird ticket pricing for Disrupt Berlin ends at midnight tonight
 All good things, as they say, must come to an end. That definitely holds true for early-bird pricing on Disrupt Berlin tickets. In just a few short hours — at midnight tonight, local Berli...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft gets approval to test self-driving cars on public roads in California
 Lyft is the latest company to be added to the ever-growing list of those permitted to test their self-driving technology on California state public roads. The California Department of Motor Vehi...
12:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch PacketZoom lands $5M Series A investment to speed up mobile apps
 PacketZoom, a startup that helps app developers speed up and optimize app delivery on mobile devices, announced a $5M Series A today. The round was led by Baseline Ventures with participation fr...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Uber data breach raises huge concerns, says UK watchdog
 The fallout from Uber’s disclosure yesterday of a massive data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers that it concealed for a year continues: The UK’s data protection watchdog...
11:16 am GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks ad system shown failing to enforce its own anti-discriminatory policy
 Results from a new ProPublica investigation suggest the tech giant is failing at even simple self-policing. Read More ...
09:01 am GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Announcing our Disrupt Berlin Hackathon judges and the third release of free hack tickets
 The third time could be the charm if you haven’t yet scored your free tickets to the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon. Today, we’ve released athirdbatch of tickets to the most exciting, grue...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Ten years on: Seedcamp outs new 41M seed fund and says its ready to invest in tokens
 The London-based VC firm recently sold its first two funds to Draper Esprit, and today is announcing the first close of a new 41 million fund, double the size of its last. This year the VC is al...
06:54 am GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch New York attorney general slams the FCC for ignoring net neutrality comments investigation
 If the FCC’srefusal to acknowledge the vast public outcry against its plan to gut net neutrality isn’t enough of an outrage, its total disinterest in investigating how that same comm...
01:57 am GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch AppLovin scraps acquisition and takes debt financing instead
 The story of AppLovin‘s acquisition has taken another turn. We first reported that the mobile ad startup was in acquisition talks in August of last year, and the announcement came a month ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | The FCC sets vote to kill net neutrality and Bitcoin hits $8,000
 Today’s stories: FCC highlights plan to kill net neutrality, Android secretly sending location data, Bitcoin just passed $8,000 and Toyota’s new robot can be controlled in VR. Read M...
12:56 am GMT - Wed, November 22, 2017
Techcrunch New York Attorney General launches investigation of Ubers $100,000 hack cover-up
 The revelation that Uber concealed a 2016 data breach affecting 57 million usersand paid hackers to destroy the evidence is yet another PR nightmare for Uber, but it’s also a problem when ...
11:37 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Divergent 3D taps a Chinese-led investment syndicate for up to $107 million in new funding
 On a lonely stretch of road just off the highway in Torrance, Calif. employees at Divergent 3D are hard at work plotting a revolution in vehicle manufacturing. Inside the nondescript office buil...
11:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Lightform raises $5M to turn old projectors into augmented reality machines
 In Blade Runner 2049, one of the more interesting stylistic choices was how the film imagined futuristic augmented reality. While the Microsofts and Googles of our real dystopian world are curre...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M
 As Applereportedlyramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has ...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch You can now request to join someones Instagram live stream
 Instagram just rolled out a neat feature for its live product. Users can now request to join a live stream that they’re watching and, if accepted, can start broadcasting live as the host&#...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch This website will generate apologies for men accused of sexual harassment
 Are you a celebrity who’s sexually harassed a bunch of people and are now in need of an apology to subdue an angry mob? Look no further than the Celebrity Perv Apology Generator. The deskt...
10:21 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Google Lens in the Assistant starts rolling out to all Pixel users
 We knew this was only a matter of time, but Google today confirmed that Google Lens as part of the Google Assistant is now rolling out to all Pixel phone owners. That’s something Google al...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Uber data breach from 2016 affected 57 million riders and drivers
 Uber faced a data breach in 2016 that affected some 57 million customers, including both riders and drivers, revealing their names, email address and phone numbers. That affected group included ...
10:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Salesforce appoints Bret Taylor as chief product officer
 Salesforce has named Bret Taylor, the former chief technology officer at Facebook and founder of Quip, as president and chief product officer. Taylor first joined Salesforce in 2016, when Salesf...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch 10 excellent battery pack gifts for your friend whose phone always dies
 After putting our favorite battery packs in various gift guides over the years, we decided to go all out this year and do a gift guide JUST for battery packs. I consider myself something of a ba...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Pixars John Lasseter taking a six-month leave of absence amid reports of inappropriate behavior
 John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the latest media executive to face allegations of inappropriate behavior. In a memo to employees, La...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Meg Whitman out as CEO of HPE early next year
 Six years after taking the helm as head of HP, Meg Whitman will step down from her role as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in February 2018. Whitman’s spot will be filled by the company&...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch US charges Iranian hacker for stealing unaired episodes of hit HBO shows
 While it didn’t dampen enthusiasm for everyone’s favorite dragon-oriented political drama, HBO certainly wasn’t happy when the major twists from the seventh season of its hotte...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch The Boring Co.s Initial Hat Offering raises $300K for digging in hat sales
 Do you like hats? If you do, maybe you already contributed to The Boring Company’s ability to dig a network of underground tunnels. Since Elon Musk started selling The Boring Co. hats, fea...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch With Dispatch, Here Be Dragons pushes narrative VR storytelling in bold new directions
 As virtual reality takes its trip through the hype cycle of technology adoption, I keep returning to the early days of film as a corollary for the medium’s progress and a good benchmark fo...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch The US-based tech company that just went public in London
 Boku, a U.S.-based carrier billing company, listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market recently, selling45 million in stock. Only aboutone-third of those shareswer...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch This DIY project lets you catch a falling muon
 Physicists at MIT have developed and released a $100 muon detector that you can build at home, allowing you to sense deep space bombardment on something that looks like a TV remote. The CosmicWa...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch ADAY aims to simplify your wardrobe with $2M in funding
 ADAY, a fresh entrant in the highly competitive world of direct-to-consumer fashion, has raised $2 million in new funding for its mission to simplify wardrobes with a line of durable, technical ...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Raden is betting sticker mania will stick in the physical world
 While smart suitcase startup Raden is inarguably a hardware company, they’ve decided to test the social waters by diving headfirst into the world of stickers. The company is launching a st...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch The FCCs craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed
 For someone who claims to be working for the American people, Ajit Pai sure doesn’t seem to care what they have to say. In his announcement today that the FCC would vote whether to roll ba...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Overclock Labs bets on Kubernetes to help companies automate their cloud infrastructure
 Overclock Labs wants to make it easier for developers to deploy and manage their applications across clouds. To do so, the company is building tools to automate distributed cloud infrastructure ...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone
 French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, announced at a press conference that it is launching new offers, updating specifications and the ability to become a client and buy a subscriptio...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube returns to the Amazon Echo Show
 When the Amazon Echo Show first debuted, it included a YouTube feature, as is right and proper for a device with a screen capable of playing video and connecting to the internet. But Google quic...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Teeth straightening startup Candid raises $15 million from Greycroft, Bessemer and others
 Candid, the dental startup that aims to straighten your teeth for less than the cost of braces and Invisalign, recently raised a $15 million Series A round led by Greycroft Partners, Bessemer Ve...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp just hit iOS and Android a day early
 No doubt hoping to get a jump on that holiday traffic, Nintendo’s latest mobile opus, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has hit iOS and Android a day ahead of schedule. The latest installment o...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch You can now control the DJI Spark with Gamevices controller accessory
 Gamevice is a bit like way to turn your iPhone or iPad into a Switch, at least in terms of adding physical controls to your gaming experience. But now the add-on can go beyond gaming, offering a...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch FCC will vote whether to delete net neutrality on December 14
 Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today made good on his long-standing pledge to tackle regulations established in the last administration designed to protect the distribution ...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube TV gets picture-in-picture support
 Google’s YouTube TV app has received a recent update that allows for picture-in-picture on Android phones running Nougat or Oreo. Google first announced YouTube TV back in February, and ro...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Company raises $347K ICO, vanishes
 A company called Confido raised a small ICO by selling special CFD designed to allow “safe and trustless cryptocurrency payments. According to ICODrops they raised their goal of about $400...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Googles non-profit arm donates another $7.5 million to advance racial justice
 Google.org is donating $7.5 million to racial justice organizations Vera Institute for Justice, LatinoJustice, The Leadership Conference and R Street’s Justice for Work Coalition. This bri...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Googles nonprofit arm donates another $7.5 million to advance racial justice
 Google.org is donating $7.5 million to racial justice organizations Vera Institute for Justice, LatinoJustice, The Leadership Conference and R Street’s Justice for Work Coalition. This bri...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom has backed the U.K. challenger bank Monzo
 Monzo, one of a number of “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, is assembling quite an array of backers, many with a U.S. bent. It’s most rece...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Sonos One users can now ask Alexa to play Spotify music
 In October, Sonos launched the Sonos One, raising the bar on what is already the gold standard in wireless whole-home audio. The big new feature? An integrated microphone that added support for ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Grindr updates its app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users
 Grindr is updating its popular queer dating app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users. In an announcement timed to mark the end of Transgender Awareness Week, Grindr said chan...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google
 An investigation by Quartzhas revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings. Read More ...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch With Dabbl, you can earn gift cards for interacting with ads
 Dabbl is giving users a straightforward reason to interact with ads — the ads earn them money in the form of gift cards. For example, when I signed up for Dabbl this morning, I was present...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Hear about the future of space propulsion at Disrupt Berlin
 If hardware is hard, rockets must be even harder. Natalya Bailey should know. She’s the co-founder and CEO of Accion Systems, a startup spun out of MIT’s Space Propulsion Laboratory ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Sellers can now invoice buyers through PayPals new chat extension for Messenger
 PayPal and Facebook are expanding their integrations today with the launch of an extension for Messenger that allows PayPal sellers to invoice buyers directly through private messaging. The feat...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Misfits new hybrid smartwatch offers a better notification system
 Hybrid smartwatches are a weird category right now. No one’s really mastered the perfect balance between the smart and dumb, though a handful of products have done a decent job, most notab...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Capital One begins journey as a software vendor with the release of Critical Stack Beta
 If every company is truly a software company, Capital One is out to the prove it. It was one of the early users of Critical Stack, a tool designed to help build security into the container orche...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch You can virtually inhabit Toyotas new humanoid robot
 Toyota has a new, third-generation humanoid robot bears the charming name “T-HR3” and is designed to be a helpful and safe assistant to humans. It also features a so-called “ma...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Investors, find Disrupt Berlin Startup Alley companies here
 Listen up, investors at Disrupt Berlin 2017. This one’s for you. We’re thrilled to announce that you can now peruse the companies that will be on display in the Startup Alley at Disr...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch HPE adds recommendations to AI tech from Nimble acquisition
 When HPE acquired Nimble Storage in March for a cool billion dollars, it knew it was getting some nifty flash storage technology. But it also got Nimble’s InfoSight artificial intelligence...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Baidu and electric vehicle startup NIO lead $195M investment in Chinese limo booking app
 Chinese internet giant Baidu is continuing its push into the automotive space after it led a RMB 1.3 billion ($195 million) Series B investment inShouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, an offshoot of...
12:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Home decorating gets a new AR toolkit thanks to Intellectual Ventures new incubator
 Taking another step toward shedding its reputation as the tech industry’s most notorious patent troll, Intellectual Ventures is launching the first company from its incubator. The company&...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch HopSkipDrive raises another $7.4 million for its Uber for kids business
 Uber and Lyft have made it easier to get around town, but the service isn’t designed for young people. Unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18 are forbidden from ordering cars. So how...
10:49 am GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Uber fined $8.9M in Colorado for driver screening failures
 Uber has been slapped with an $8.9 million fine in Colorado after state criminal investigators found it had allowed 57 individuals with past criminal or motor vehicle offenses to drive and pick ...
10:02 am GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Disrupt Berlin ticket prices increase in 48 hours
 Disrupt Berlin, Europe’s best technology conference and startup competition, kicks off in less than two weeks. And because we want every procrastinator and every last-minute decision-maker...
06:33 am GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Tether, a startup that works with bitcoin exchanges, claims a hacker stole $31M
 Bitcoin cruised past $8,000 for the first time this week, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing for all afterTether — a company that helps exchanges convert fiat currency to token —...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Japanese pawn shop app Cash acquired for $62.2M by DMM
 DMM, one of Japan’s largest Internet and e-commerce conglomerates, announced today that it will pay 7 billion yen (about $62.2 million) for pawn shop app Cash. Launched this summer, Cash&#...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Apple gets served a search warrant and Uber buys a bunch of Volvos
 Hi, my name is Brian. I’ll be your host all Turkey week. Today’s stories: Apple served with a search warrant, Uber orders 24,000 Volvos, Germany bans children’s smartwatches an...
12:17 am GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Check out the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide
 It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time for the holidays again. Time to untangle the lights, dust off the wreath and start figuring out what the heck you’re going to get ev...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, November 21, 2017
Techcrunch Managing software complexity through intent-based programming
 Software is losing its magic. We simply demand too much from the current approaches. As a result, software developers are losing the battle with complexity, often without realizing it. To bring ...
11:38 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch 12 great gifts for photography lovers
 Camera lovers love cameras, that’s for sure. But they also love accessories and add-ons to help them either take better pictures, take more pictures, edit those pictures, or share them for...
10:58 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch How the Kindle was designed through 10 years and 15 generations
 The Kindle has become one of the most ubiquitous pieces of specialty electronics in the world since it launched 10 years ago, but the device has changed so much since its debut that one can hard...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Shujaa Delivery aims to compete with Aramax, DHL and others
On-demand delivery is a coveted servicein traffic-congested Nairobi. EnterShujaa Delivery,a Nairobi-based door-to-door delivery and courier service for businesses that uses motorcycles instead of cars...
10:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons all-new Echo goes (RED) for a limited time
 The new Echo is a better looking device than its predecessor, thanks in large part to its various fabric coverings. Now, there’s a new option for the outer shell: A PRODUCT(RED) special li...
10:11 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch The DOJ sues to block AT&Ts Time Warner deal
 On Monday, AT&T confirmed the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to sue in order to block the company’s plans to purchase Time Warner for$85.4 billion. Earlier reports suggest...
09:16 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch In Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, virtual reality finds a new hope
 While I stood anxiously atop a floating platform on my way to what felt like certain doom, I paused to remember my mission as I felt the pulsing heat of the lava planet Mustafar rising up from b...
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch 17 gorgeous gifts for your tech-savvy gal pals
 We’re back again with one of the most loved gift guides in all of tech — the one made just for the ladies. This year, the trend is towards gifts both beautiful and functional, and we...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Oculus has big plans to expand in the greater Seattle area
 As Amazon looks to stamp its footprint beyond the Seattle area, Oculus is making further inroads into the Pacific Northwest’s major tech hub. As reported by Seattle-based tech site GeekWir...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Google Cloud Platform cuts the price of GPUs by up to 36 percent
 Google today announced that it’s cutting the price of using Nvidia’s Tesla GPUs through its Compute Engine by up to 36 percent. In U.S. regions, using the somewhat older K80 GPUs wil...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Scrivener writing app gets a huge update
 As ancient as the art of writing is, there is a bit of a shortage when it comes to truly excellent writing applications. Scrivener is one of the few, and today, the app has gotten a major update...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Bitcoin just passed $8,000
 Bitcoin has been on a wild run. Yesterday the price shot past $8,000 for the first time, and per usual when it breaks through a milestone is now trading solidly above it at $8,250. Read More ...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch AWS launches a Secret region for the U.S. intelligence community
 Amazon today announced that its AWS cloud computing service now offers a new region that’s specifically designed for the workloads of the U.S. intelligence community. This new AWS Secret R...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Internet of Elephants uses AR to get up close to endangered species, turns their migrations into a game
 Wildlife conservation groups have made a lot of strides in raising awareness of animals whose populations or natural habitats are endangered, and what we can do to help. Now a startup out of Ken...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch 13 greats gifts for the geek guys and gals in your life
 It’s 2017, and the golden age of the geek continues. We all carry supercomputers in our pockets. Superheroes rule the box office. Star Wars is getting a friggin’ theme park. If there...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Uber donates $1 million to Meals on Wheels
 Uber has teamed up with Meals on Wheels America to help the organization fulfill its mission of providing healthy meals to homebound seniors, veterans and others. The two-year partnership entail...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Toronto begins sharing traffic data with Waze, and vice versa
 The city of Toronto has begun sharing its traffic data with navigation service provider Waze. Google-owned Waze will also provide access to its real-time traffic and road conditions data back to...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch DreamQuark beefs up financial services through artificial intelligence
 Meet DreamQuark, a French startup that want to help banks, insurance companies and asset management firms for all their artificial intelligence needs. DreamQuark crunches your data, creates mode...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch UK report calls out dubious gig economy practices, urges law reform
 Pressure is mounting on the UK government to close loopholes in employment law to protect people working in the gig economy from being underpaid and otherwise exploited. Read More ...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch How to talk about cryptocurrency at the holiday dinner table
 You’re sitting down to a nice meal and your aunt, always one step ahead, mentions she wants to start investing in Bitcoin. You freeze, a drip of gravy plopping off the ladle. It’s yo...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Swiss watchmaker Omega joins the ecommerce bandwagon
 Swiss watchmakers have long resisted the siren call of ecommerce. While many of their products sold online – you can find everything from Swatch to Breguet on the “grey market”...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Google promises a software fix for the Pixel 2s buzzing phone call problem in the coming weeks
 Google’s hardware team can’t catch a break this year. In spite of solid reviews (us included), the company’s new Pixel 2 handsets have been plagued by glitches, including a buz...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch The new Kindle Oasis is my dream e-reader
 Amazon’s newest Kindle Oasis arrived like the answer to a timely question – mostly because I happened to request an update to the device right before it actually arrived. I’m a...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Teslas newest product is a mobile battery pack to charge your phone
 Apparently announcing a new all-electric Semi truck and the fastest production car ever madeall in one week wasn’t enough for Tesla. They also quietly launched a third “product”...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA
 Stephen Shore made a name for himself shooting classic Americana mundanity in the 70s, evolving his work from automatic cameras to large-format cameras, using both color and black and white, and...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Roomba gets IFTTT functionality
 iRobot’s been talking a lot about its plans to make the Roomba an essential part of the connected home. The process has been a bit slow going — the company added WiFi connectivity in...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Uber adds live location sharing and more for easier pickups
 Uber has added some updates to its rider app designed to make the pickup process easier in time for the busy holiday travel season. The biggest change is probably that you can now do live locati...
02:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Philip K. Dick anthology series will go live on January 12
 Amazon continues to churn out original series, with Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams premiering on Friday, January 12. The anthology series will be a Prime Video exclusive, with each of th...
02:28 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet
 Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is ...
02:28 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet
 Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is ...
02:16 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Defaktos Stille Nacht watch is a limited edition of galactic proportions
 Independent watchmaker Defakto creates some stunning timepieces via its regular collection, but it has a new limited series that is particularly eye-catching. The new Defakto Stille Nacht is a c...
01:06 pm GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Scalyr scores $20M Series A for super-fast log reading tool
 In a time where every startup seems to be using machine learning to sift through massive amounts of data, Scalyr is a cloud-based service that is taking a different approach. It has built a tool...
10:35 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Tencent becomes the first Chinese tech firm valued over $500B
 Tencent has became the first Chinese company to be valued at more than $500 billion. Shares of the 19-year-old company, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rallied to reach HK$418.8...
10:12 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Germany bans kids smartwatches that can be used for eavesdropping
 A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children’s smartwatches that have a listening function — warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on tea...
09:01 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Only 3 days left to save 30 percent on Disrupt Berlin tickets
 In just two short weeks, the Disrupt Berlin 2017 conference will be the European epicenter of cutting-edge technology. It’s an event that no self-respecting techie should miss. But here...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Monzos latest round included 11M in secondary as founding employees partly cash in
 Earlier this month, U.K.-based challenger bank Monzo announced that it had raised a further 71 million in a round led by Goodwater Capital, giving the startup a post-money valuation of 280 milli...
08:34 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch What is an IPO pop and why do VCs hate it so much?
 Over the weekend, several VCs tweeted that my headline recappingStitch Fix’s first day of trading was too harsh. The headline read, “Stitch Fix up just 1% on first day of trading, af...
07:33 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Tech In Asia raises $6.6M led by Korean conglomerate Hanwha
 Tech In Asia, the Singapore-based media and events startup, has closed $6.6 million in fresh funding. The lead investor is a name that may not be too familiar to regular readers (yet) and that&#...
06:25 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Last chance to get your tickets for TechCrunch China in Shanghai November 27-28
 TechCrunch is excited to be returning to China this month! Fresh from the success of our first event in Shenzhenin June, we’ll be back in more familiar surroundings for the TechCrunch Chin...
05:39 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Southeast Asias aCommerce lands $65M led by KRR-backed Emerald Media
 Southeast Asia-based aCommerce, a startup that helps brands get into e-commerce and digital media in the fast-growing region, has pulled in $65 million in new funding led byEmerald Media, an Asi...
05:39 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Southeast Asias aCommerce lands $65M led by KKR-backed Emerald Media
 Southeast Asia-based aCommerce, a startup that helps brands get into e-commerce and digital media in the fast-growing region, has pulled in $65 million in new funding led byEmerald Media, an Asi...
02:45 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Jeffrey Tambor quits Amazons Transparent after being accused of sexual harassment
 Jeffrey Tambor says he will leave Amazon Studios series “Transparent” after being accused of sexual harassment by two women. While Tambor continues to deny the allegations, he told D...
02:43 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Alibaba invests $2.9B in hypermarket operator Sun Art to continue its offline retail push
 Alibaba is continuing its expansion into offline retail after the Chinese e-commerce giant bought up more than one-third of one of Chinese most prolific operators of hypermarket stores. The firm...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in Europe with Molotov
 Business news network Cheddar has been partnering with social media platforms and OTT services in the U.S. And Cheddar is now looking at international markets. The media company is partnering wi...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, November 20, 2017
Techcrunch Fintech startup Glint de-cloaks to offer a multi-currency account and card that supports spending gold
 London-based Glint has been pretty stealthy about what it planned to offer, despite several funding rounds and a vague description that it wanted to a create new “global currency” ba...
07:56 pm GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch Pact Coffee founder steps down as CEO as London startup looks to B2B for growth
 Pact Coffee, the U.K. subscription service that delivers freshly roasted “specialty coffee” to your door, has seen a change of leadership as the company plans to focus more on the B2...
07:56 pm GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch Pact Coffee founder steps down from CEO role as London startup looks to B2B for growth
 Pact Coffee, the U.K. subscription service that delivers freshly roasted “specialty coffee” to your door, has seen a change of leadership as the company plans to focus more on the B2...
07:33 pm GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch Authorities serve Apple a warrant for Texas shooters iPhone
 Two weeks ago today, 26 people were killed by a gunman at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Two phones were discovered at the scene: older push-button LG and what local news des...
07:20 pm GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch Nuraphones custom profiles bring out new detail in familiar songs
 I promised myself I wouldn’t read any work email (I failed), wouldn’t tweet (failed) and wouldn’t bring along any homework — I failed there too, but that one I don’...
07:01 pm GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch 17 STEM-focused gifts to inspire kids to learn coding and love robotics
 This year’s STEM gift guide reflects the boom in ‘educational’ techie toys — featuring programmable and controllable robots of all stripes and shapes, as well as some ful...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch 100 cryptocurrencies described in four words or less
 This list describes cryptocurrencies. Each gets four words. There are many.Some are landmarks. Some are scams. Hopefully this provides orientation. Read More ...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch Ello Again
 The social networking platform splashed onto the tech scene promoting itself as an ad-free rival to Facebook. Soon millions of people (including yours truly) signed on just to see what all the f...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch The battle for control of data could be just starting
 Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon happily take our data in exchange for convenience, lower prices or free services, but individuals and businesses are beginning to understand the value ...
05:27 pm GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch A decade of Amazon Kindle
 Ten years ago this week, Amazon released the first Kindle. It was big and clunky and kind of ugly, with an awkward physical keyboard and 250MBof on-board storage. It sold out in less than six ho...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch Cultural accumulation vs. cultural decay
 Don’t worry; I’m not getting all moralistic on you here. When I talk about cultural decay I’m talking about something I think we need more of. We have too much culture to have ...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, November 19, 2017
Techcrunch Zego picks up 6M Series A led by Balderton for its gig economy worker insurance
 Zego, the London-based startup that appears to have spotted a gaping insurance hole in the so-called gig economy, has raised 6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Balderton Capital...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 18, 2017
Techcrunch Silicon Valley could be the next hotspot for SEC whistleblowers
 In recent years, the SEC has had greater success policing wrongdoing due in large part to the implementation of itswhistleblower program. But the whistleblowers’ crosshairs are not limited...
07:55 pm GMT - Sat, November 18, 2017
Techcrunch HBCU.vc trains students become venture capitalists
 There are very few black and Latinx investors, with only 2 percent of investment team members at VC firms identifying as black and just 1 percent identifying as Latinx, according to the National...
06:55 pm GMT - Sat, November 18, 2017
Techcrunch Tap tap tap
 We are now walking through a media desert. While access to content is astronomically high, the content that we read is dead, lifeless, and derivative. Yes, I see the irony in posting my criticis...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 18, 2017
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Dream On
 The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Esteban Kolsky, Kevin Marks, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Sunday, November 12, 2017.G3: Safe Sex — Elisa Camahort Page, Lisa Pad...
05:43 pm GMT - Sat, November 18, 2017
Techcrunch GoCater spins out from La Belle Assiette to build a corporate catering marketplace
 GoCater is a marketplace with hundreds of catering companies accessible from a single platform. It makes it much easier to organize events in your company. As for caterers, it’s a great wa...
04:52 pm GMT - Sat, November 18, 2017
Techcrunch Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks
 Tesla’s Semi is off to a promising start, despite there being no official pricing information available yet: In addition to a Walmart pilot, Canadian grocery giant Loblaw is purchasing 25 ...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, November 18, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck
 Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written...
11:53 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others
 Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised $5.6 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology. The latest funding comes from The Knight ...
09:37 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch 15 awesome gifts for your awesome Mom and Dad
 Welcome to the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We check out a lot of really cool stuff here at TechCrunch, so we figured we ought to put that experience to good use and help you get your Hol...
09:19 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concerns
 Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issued a blanket ban on smartwatches aimed at children this week — and asked parents who’d already purchased such a device ...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Identity solutions business SailPoint up 9% following IPO
 SailPoint, the enterprise identity solutions business, went up 9 percent in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday. The company raised $240 million; after pricing its shares at $12, it ...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Identity solutions business SailPoint up 8% following IPO
 SailPoint, the enterprise identity solutions business, went up 9 percent in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday. The company raised $240 million; after pricing its shares at $12, it ...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Stitch Fix up just 1% on first day of trading, after reducing size of IPO
 Stitch Fix went up just 1 percent on itsfirst day of trading. After pricing at $15, the company closed at $15.15. It’s also below the opening trade of$16.90. Thecompany didn’t raise ...
07:44 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Shasta Ventures promotes three to partner
 Shasta Ventures is promoting three of its principals to partner. Nikhil Basu Trivedi, Jacob Mullins and Nitin Chopra have all made it to this coveted venture capital milestone.Shasta has about $...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Black Fridays best tech bets
 Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and gratefulness. The following day, on the other hand, is dedicated to rampant consumerism and generally attempting to not get trampled by a stampede o...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube terminates exploitive kids channel ToyFreaks, says its tightening its child endangerment policies
 Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, T...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers
 Danish startup Artland is building a social marketplace for the art world and its key players: Galleries and professional collectors, while alsohoping an app-based approach helps onboard a new g...
05:19 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Media startup Axios raises another $20 million
 There’s a glimpse of hope in new media as Axios just raised $20 million less than a year after its launch, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company already had a pretty big list of in...
04:58 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan
 MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi
 Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the ...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018
 So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief state...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds another $98M to its latest round, now at $480M
 The food-delivery on demand space continues to heat up in Europe. Today, Deliveroo, the London-based startup that just weeks ago announced a Series F of $385 millionat a valuation of over $2 bil...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds $98M to its Series F, now totals $480M
 The food-delivery-on-demand space continues to heat up in Europe. Today, Deliveroo, the London-based startup that at the end of September announced a Series F of $385 millionat a valuation of ov...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut
 Stitch Fix revised where it would price its IPO lower last night ahead of trading, and it looks like it helped approach the right sweet spot as a result when it made its debut today. The company...
03:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Deliv to power same-day grocery delivery for Walmart in San Jose
 Walmart is further expanding into same-day delivery with the help of its existing delivery partner, Deliv. The companies today announced they will now be working together to power same-day groce...
02:57 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Watch Teslas new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed
 Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan car – a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph times of only 4.2 seco...
02:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators
 Spotify has made another acquisition as it continues to build out the services it offers to artists beyond basic streaming. It has acquired online music studio startupSoundtrap, the company anno...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, the crew — Katie RoofandAlex Wilhelm—...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Justice League looks ugly and rushed, but I liked it anyway
 Justice League, the DC cinematic universe’s answer to The Avengers, is finally here. It comes at the end of a terrific year for superhero movies. Logan was genuinely great, while Wonder Wo...
08:23 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Why now is the time to join Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin
 (Hint: Free stuff) TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to Arena Berlin on 4-5 December, and and we’re looking for a few more rockstar startups to be a part of our massive menagerie of innovation,...
06:57 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from Star Wars: Battlefront II
 Just hours before the full launch of Battlefront II, Electronic Arts has announced that they’re removing in-game micro-transactions entirely from the title for the time being as they look ...
06:56 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Romain-Jerome builds a Batman watch that tells you your time is up, bat
 Watchmaker Romain-Jerome has announced a new Batman-themed watch that looks like something Bruce Wayne would wear to the club. The watch, which is based on R-J’s Skylab design, features a ...
06:16 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Tortuga Logic raises $2 million to build chip-level security systems
 Tortuga Logic has raised $2 million in seed funding from Eclipse Ventures to help in their effort to maintain chip-level system security. Based in Palo Alto, the company plans to use the cash to...
06:03 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla Semi has the technical capability to convoy today
 Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed at the Tesla Semi unveil that the truck can work in a convoy mode, with a three-truck convoy beating not only traditional diesel trucking, but also rail transpor...
04:58 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla unveils the new Roadster
 Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made, according to Elon Musk, with speeds of just1.9 seconds for 0 to 60...
04:44 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch The Tesla Semi tackles this classic truck safety problem using tech
 Tesla’s Semi is an all-electric semi truck, which itself is a major feat, but its powertrain isn’t the only technological innovation that the automaker is applying to trucking. One o...
04:40 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Heres what its like to sit in the new Tesla Semi
 Tesla’s truck is a departure from more traditional diesel powered equivalents in a number of ways, but it might be most starkly different when it comes to the cabin. I got the chance to sp...
04:33 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch This is Teslas big new all-electric truck the Tesla Semi
 It boasts a considerable charge capacity, and has a very aesthetically distinct look, as you can see, which will obviously help it stand out from other commercial freight vehicles on the road. T...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | The tech companies helping to educate the public on fake news and how to get free Postmates Unlimited
 Today’s Stories These tech companies want to get rid of fake news Say goodbye forever to Facebook app invites Apple is giving out free Postmates Unlimited Mashable sells to Ziff Davis Virg...
03:59 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Stitch Fix set to raise $120M from downsized IPO
 There’s been plenty of appetite for Stitch Fix’s upcoming NASDAQ listing, but concern around disappointing listings from Snap and Blue Apron may explain why the fashion e-commercecom...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, November 17, 2017
Techcrunch Seizing partnership opportunities in emerging markets
 Partnering beyond your borders — something many of the world’s leading multi-sided businesses and online marketplaces already engage in — is becoming a low-friction way for tho...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch They turned Rampage into a movie (and heres the first trailer)
 Remember Rampage? It was a classic Midway arcade game (perhaps the greatest arcade game) where you got to bash cities to rubble while playing as a giant gorilla, lizard or wolf. (Let’s be ...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Coinbases Custody service wants to store bitcoin for institutional investors
 Safely investing in and storing digital currency isn’t exactly easy, especially if you’re a large institutional firm. So to help Coinbase just announced that they’re launching ...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Meural raises $5 million and brings Canvas to over 100 stores
 Digital art technology company Meural has raised a $5 million Series A round of funding, led by Corigin Ventures and with participation from Netgear, Resolute Venture Partners and assorted angel...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Williams-Sonoma, Inc. acquires AR 3D imaging startup Outward for $112M
 Furniture and kitchenware giant Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSI) is acquiring augmented reality startup Outward in an all-cash deal for $112 million.The furniture mega-brand, which operates stores li...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Apples new ad shows how iPads are going to replace laptops
 Apple has released a brand new ad for the iPad Pro. It features a young girl and a rose gold iPad Pro running iOS 11. And Apple’s pitch is quite clear here — the iPad is the future o...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch FCC reportedly planning vote that could kill net neutrality next month
 The Federal Communications Commission will drive a stake through its own net neutrality rules roughly this time next month, if Chairman Ajit Pai gets his way. Sources at Bloomberg and Reuters sa...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Boston Dynamics Atlas robot is a parkour master
 Parkour! That’s what we should all be devoting our combined robotics expertise towards. There’s no nobler human pursuit, so of course we should create a robot that can master the so-...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Apple VP of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving
 Apple’s first-ever vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise Young Smith, is leaving Apple at the end of this year, TechCrunch has learned. Smith, who has only been in the position...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch HTCs VR object tracker is launching in December for $99.99
 HTC’s Vive Tracker allows objects to be tracked in VR. It utilizes the same weirdly shaped configuration at the top of the HTC Vive controller, tosses a battery into it and a tripod mount ...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Watch every panel from Startup Battlefield Australia 2017
 On November 16, TechCrunch andElevacaohosted Startup Battlefield Australia in Sydney.The pitch-off competition featured startups from all over Australia and New Zealand. Top-notch investors and ...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 to fix iPhone X cold weather issue
 Apple has made iOS 11.1.2 available, the second minor point release it’s put out in as many weeks. This one is specifically designed to address a bug where the iPhone X could become tempor...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Trello goes to Japan as it pushes for global growth under Atlassian
 Trello today announced that it is launching operations in Japan next year as part of its overall global growth strategy. When Atlassian bought Trello earlier this year, one of the motivations fo...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Mashable reportedly selling to Ziff Davis for about $50 million
 Tech site Mashable is being sold to publishing giant Ziff Davis, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The website, which focuses on tech and tech-related stories and has been ...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook kills App Invites, the native app Like button and other dev features
 It’s been a while since my Facebook notifications feed was filled to the brim with invites to play FarmVille, but I’ve been reminded every so often at how awful those times were. It ...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter confirms its testing a tweetstorm feature
 Twitter confirms it’s testing a feature that allows users to more easily create “tweetstorms” – those series of connected tweets that have grown to be a popular workaroun...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch NerdWallet lays off 11 percent of staff due to missing profitability goals
 Personal finance startup NerdWallet seems to be on the struggle bus, having just laid off 53 people today (about 11 percent of its workforce) due to the fact that the company is not hitting its ...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities
 Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent”, and now its giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster communities around their creations....
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Apple is giving away free Postmates Unlimited subscriptions
 If you use Apple Pay to sign up for Postmates Unlimited, you’ll be able to get free deliveries on orders over $20 and no peak hour price surging for the next 45 days, MacRumors first repor...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Voting machine makers explain what they do (and dont do) to make sure no one hacks the vote
 As the House and Senate continue to examine the wave of disinformation around the 2016 presidential election, concerns around the security of voting systems examine something even more germane t...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Google announces AMP update that will discourage teaser pages
 Publishers have a lot of mixed feeling about AMP (accelerated mobile pages), but it’s pretty safe to say that consumers enjoy web pages that load faster and are less cluttered.What’s...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Imgurs favorite folders turn 250M meme lords into curators
 Either you’re one of 250 million monthly Imgurians, or you probably have no idea what Imgur is. But those who are part of the addictive image-sharing community know there’s been one ...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Toyota Mobility Foundation launches $4M prize for mobility tech targeting lower-limb paralysis
 Toyota Mobility Foundation, a charity set up by Toyota in 2014 to help bring about “a truly mobile society,” has launched a $4 million competition to encourage the development of new...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Googles chatbot analytics platform Chatbase launches to public
 At Google I/O this year, Google quietly introduced a new chatbot analytics platform called Chatbase, a project developed within the company’s internal R&D incubator, Area 120. Today, t...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Airbnb acquires ad tech startup AdBasis
 It looks like accessibility isn’t the only thing that Airbnb wants to upgrade on its platform. On the same day that Airbnb announced that it acquired Accomable, an “Airbnb for disabl...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch The OnePlus 5T is another solid $500 handset
 OnePlus’s strategy appears to be paying off. Don’t worry about being the first with a technology — that’s a fool’s errand when you’re competing against deep p...
06:04 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Kabbage gets $200M from Credit Suisse to expand its AI-based business loans
 After picking up $250 million in equity funding from Softbank earlier this year, the small business loans and finance company Kabbage— which uses only algorithms and machine learning (no h...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches a paid enterprise edition of its Dialogflow chatbot builder
 Google today announced the beta launch of its enterprise edition of Dialogflow, its tool for building chatbots and other conversational applications. In addition, Dialogflow (both in its free an...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Virgin Hyperloop One lines up two preliminary studies in India
 Hyperloop One, which is now Virgin Hyperloop One thanks to strong backing from billionaire Richard Branson, has signed a couple of new memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Indian government ...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch U.S. Department of Defense books a test flight with Virgin Orbits LauncherOne
 The U.S. Department of Defense has booked a prototype flight on Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne to demonstrate the capabilities of the company’s Low Earth Orbit launch service, Virgin Orb...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch US Department of Defense books a test flight with Virgin Orbits LauncherOne
 The U.S. Department of Defense has booked a prototype flight on Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne to demonstrate the capabilities of the company’s Low Earth Orbit launch service, Virgin Orb...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Latest round of Verizon layoffs at Oath affects
 Verizon has initiated another round of layoffs as a result of its acquisition of Yahoo and subsequent combining of the company with its existing business property AOL to form a new division R...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch NBC will live stream a record 1,800 hours of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games
 NBC will live stream the 2018Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, the company announced today. Its coverage will include 1,800 hours of games – a record for a Winter Olympic...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft acquihires the Kamcord team for engineering talent
 Ride hailing provider Lyft has brought in 12 members of the Kamcord team, essentially acquiring its engineering talent, though not any of the broadcast live streaming app’s technologies. T...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Physera raises $2.8M to streamline physical therapy
 If you’ve ever ended up with an injury, you’ve probably gone through an overly long process to eventually end up in a physical therapist’s office: you go to a doctor’s of...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Trocafone raises $15 million to expand its used electronics marketplace in emerging markets
 Trocafone, the online marketplace for used electronics, has raised $15 million in new financing to expand its reach beyond Brazil and Argentina into other emerging markets. The company, which ra...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch OnePlus adds a six-inch screen and face unlock for the 5T
 OnePlus has carved out a nice niche for itself over the past couple of years. The company’s never been too preoccupied with the rush toward bleeding-edge tech. Instead, it’s worked t...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Airbnb buys Airbnb for disabled people startup Accomable in accessibility upgrade
 Airbnb, the accommodation and travel startup that is now valued at $31 billion, is today announcing an acquisition that points to how it wants to address the travel needs of more kinds of custom...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Kairos $25M venture fund will invest in ideas that help the middle class
 Kairos, the organization for young entrepreneurs founded in 2008 as Kairos Society, has lifted the veil on its first venture fund that it teased earlier this year.The $25M fund will focus on com...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Revising the results of last years study, Posit Science still effectively combats dementia
 Revising the results of their headline-grabbing, decade-long study, researchers from top universities still believe that a brain training exercise from app developer Posit Science can actually r...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web
 Instagram really wants the developing world on Stories. They won’t be able to use Instagram’s augmented reality masks or share videos, but starting today mobile web users can post to...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal to sell $6 billion in consumer loans to Synchrony Financial
 PayPal announced today it has agreed to sell $5.8 billion in consumer credit receivables to Synchrony Financial, in an expanded relationship between the companies. The deal also includes Synchro...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch MegaBots says it will shut down if it cant reach its next crowdfunding goal
 It took a while, but last month the latest iteration of MegaBots’ giant fighting robot finally did battle with a 6.5-ton machine from Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industry. The battle wa...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch the mysterious Zuma spacecraft
 SpaceX will be launching a Falcon 9 with a special payload aboard today, with a two-hour long launch window opening up at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) today. The launch will take place from NASA’s ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook, Google and others join The Trust Project, an effort to increase transparency around online news
 “Fake news” and other misinformation,online propaganda, and satirical content people believe is true have filled the web via search engines and social media, and have caused a rift i...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch New Venzee tool brings data transformation and validation to your blockchain project
 If the blockchain is going to be an immutable record, you need to start with clean data. The question is, how do you get clean data into a blockchain database to begin with. It’s kind of a...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Segment has a plan to help companies comply with GDPR data privacy requests
 Segmentis a startup that helps companies collect customer data from a variety of siloed sources and place that data in a single usable record. Today, it announced it has added a new tool to prep...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Shopify now offers merchants built-in, cheaper UPS shipping
 Shopify has teamed up with UPS to provide merchants on its platform with special rates normally only available to bigger business customers, and direct Shopify platform integration of UPS shippi...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Veteran VCs Trae Vassallo and Neil Sequeira attract $151 million to their new firm, Defy Partners
 They’re back. After staying heads down for the past year, Trae Vassallo and Neil Sequeira, two longtime venture capitalists whose individual brands are well-known to Bay Area startup found...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Hands-on with Microsofts high-end Surface Book 2
 Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is the most powerful mobile Surface device yet. It easily blows away the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and, of course, the old Surface Book. It’s also one of...
01:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Where and why venture capitalists invest close to home
 Public market investors have the luxury of being able to make, invest and move their money anywhere they’d like. But the same isn’t true for startup investors, who, if conventional w...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Hitlist lands on Android to help you find bargain travel deals
 Hitlist, an app that serves up bargain-priced flights and travels deals, has finally winged its way to Androidafter years on iOS and the web. The service is simple: you tell it where you live an...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Inboard Technology raises $8 million to be the Tesla of electric skateboards
 If you’re a company working on an electric skateboard that’s already raised nearly $500,000 on Kickstarter andslayed the Shark Tank sharkswhat do you do for an encore?The answer, at ...
11:56 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Tencent reportedly invests $150M in cinema ticketing startup Maoyan
 Tencent announced another impressive quarter of financials yesterday, but the Chinese internet giant — which is creeping towards a $500 billion market cap — made other financial move...
11:33 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Pip is a retro games console for kids to learn coding
 Another UK startup is using Pi electronics as the foundation for an edtech business idea, and Kickstarter to try to crowdfund their product: A learn-to-code retro games console. Read More ...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Pixelz raises $7 million for outsourced photography post-production
 PIxelz, a Danish provider of post-production photographic software and services, has raised $7 million to build out its business in Europe. Read More ...
10:07 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas third-largest bike sharing service, which raised $90M, is reportedly closing down
 Bike-sharing, the year’s hottest startup trend in China and beyond, looks like it is about to see the biggest casualty of its cut-throat competition. Bluegogo, which had raised $90 million...
09:21 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas Baidu just announced the strangest smart speakers
 Chinese internet Baidu is widely-credited for being one of the first to dive deep into artificial intelligence, hiring Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng (who has since departed) to lead its efforts ...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Algorithmia now helps businesses manage and deploy their machine learning models
 Algorithmia started out as an online marketplace for — can you guess it? — algorithms. Many of these algorithms that developers offered on the service focused on machine learning (th...
07:12 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch HealthMatch wins TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Australia
 TechCrunch is proud to announce HealthMatch is the winner of the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Australia and FluroSat is the runner up. A panel of expert judges picked the winner of out of the ...
05:01 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Duolingo can now help you learn Chinese
 Earlier this year, Duolingo launched its Japanese course, which marked the first time the popular language learning service offered support for an Asian language. Since then, it’s also lau...
04:05 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter removes verified checkmarks from several white supremacists profiles
 A few hours after announcing a review of its verification program, Twitter began revoking the verified status of some accounts. White supremacists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler are among the...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | This Black Friday could be the biggest ever for mobile and we found a new planet
 Today’s Stories This Black Friday could be the biggest ever for mobile shopping Amazon blames the postal service for Amazon Fresh delivery issues Scientists found a new Earth-sized planet ...
01:13 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch Forever 21 tells customers that some credit card numbers may have been stolen
 This week, the clothing retailer Forever 21 disclosed to customers that it was hacked earlier in 2017. While the company has not yet offered many details about the intrusion, we know that it is ...
12:04 am GMT - Thu, November 16, 2017
Techcrunch What to expect from Teslas big electric truck reveal
 Tesla is set to take the lid off its electric truck tomorrow for the first time, after months of teasing the big rig. CEO Elon Musk is still doing some teasing of his own, posting a short video ...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Google Maps got a redesign
 Google Maps is getting an upgrade. The company said in a blog post that it has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight information that the company thinks will ...
11:03 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Scientists found a new Earth-sized planet nearby and it might be habitable
 Forget Mars, scientists have discovered a new Earth-sized, possibly habitable, planet just 11 light years away. Known as Ross 128b, the newly discovered planet orbits a life-friendly red dwarf s...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul
 Twitter says that it’s making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which it’s conducting in the wake of backlash against the social network verifying the account...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Watch Startup Battlefield Australia live right here
 Here we are in Sydney, Australia, hosting our signature Startup Battlefield competition. We have anamazing lineupof speakers who all share a ton of knowledge and expertise about technology in Au...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Procter & Gamble just bought this venture-backed deodorant startup for $100 million cash
 Native Deodorant, a San Francisco-based natural deodorant brand, just sold to Procter & Gamble for $100 million cash. Native,which positioned itself as an online distributor of deodorant, ha...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch A disappointing debut for Googles Pixel Buds
 Pixel Buds are a valiant effort to stand out while embracing a trend adopted by just about every name in the field, resulting in a product that’s sometimes inspiring, sometimes baffling an...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla opens two largest Supercharger stations and a customer lounge
 Tesla has opened new Supercharger stations in California, the largest its built to date. These are a new kind of Supercharger for the automaker, with not only the most stalls of any Supercharger...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Email marketer SendGrid up 13% following IPO
 Marketing email companySendGrid had a decent first day on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. After pricing shares at $16, the company closed at $18.03, or up almost 13%. The Denver-based ...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches Lies
 At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at Facebook F8 conference, and scored...
07:42 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch TechShop shuts down all U.S. locations, declares bankruptcy
 A bit of sad news for the maker community today: TechShop is shutting down nationwide. Founded in 2006, TechShop is (or, I guess, was) pretty much heaven for the adventurous do-it-yourself’...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Zyl is a photo management app with a few AI-powered tricks
 Meet Zyl, a smart photo app to view, manage and share all your photos. Formerly called Comet, the French startup is now using deep learning to go beyond the endless grid of photos and replace th...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Black Friday will be the biggest mobile shopping day ever in the U.S., forecast claims
 A new report from App Annie predicts that time spent doing mobile shopping via apps will grow 45 percent in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday, compared to the same time two years ago. The...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Google adds a slew of new Assistant features for app developers
 In order for Google Assistant to be a real contender against the likes of Alexa, it needs third party app support. In order to get more developers on-board, the company needs to add a lot more f...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote
 Research conducted by a group of data scientists looking at how information was diffused on Twitter around the June 2016 EU referendum vote suggests more than 150,000 Russian accounts were invol...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook open sources Open/R distributed networking software
 Facebook is no stranger when it comes to open sourcing its computing knowledge. Over the years, it has consistently created software and hardware internally, then transferred that wisdom to the ...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon reportedly blames the U.S. Postal Service for Amazon Fresh issues
 Amazon is blaming the U.S. Postal Service for having to shut down Fresh in some areas, Recode reports. Internally, sources told Recode that Amazon is saying USPS was responsible for making the d...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons latest Whole Foods price cuts include deeper discounts for Prime members
 Amazon today unveiled a preview of its official rewards program for Whole Foods shoppers by slashing prices on turkeys and other items ahead of the holidays, while offering even deeper discounts...
04:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Drivy launches its car rental marketplace in the UK
 French startupDrivyis expanding to another European country. This time, the company is launching in the U.K. For now, the service is mostly live in London and it’s slowly going to expand a...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Adeptmind raises $4.5M from Fidelity to bring smarter search to retailers
 If you’ve ever searched for a product on any website that’s not Amazon or Google, you’ve probably had a bad time trying to find something — and then go straight back to G...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Postmates launches in first international city
 On-demand platform Postmates is launching in Mexico City, its first international market, today with more than 1,000 merchant partners and courieres on board. That means people who live in areas...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Forward brings its personalized healthcare service to Los Angeles
 Forward, the San Francisco-based startup that’s looking to refashion healthcare services in Apple’s image, is expanding with its first location in Los Angeles. Weaving together a num...
03:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon drops plans for its own skinny bundle TV service, report says
 Amazon is cancelling its plans to offer a “skinny bundle” internet TV service, according to a report from Reuters out this morning, mirroring another from Bloomberg earlier this year...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Roxy grabs $2.2 million seed investment to build Alexa-like voice devices customized for business
 Some of the biggest names in technology are all in on voice-controlled devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, but Roxy, a Seattle-based startup believes that businesses need a voice syste...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch The Moto Zs latest Mod turns the phone into a Polaroid instant camera
 The Moto Z’s selection of modular backings have been pretty hit or miss (largely miss, if I’m being honest), but this one’s pretty clever. Sure, the addition of a Polaroid Inst...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Criteo founder raises $19 million for ride-sharing app Less
 Criteo has long been named as one of the most successful French startups, quickly reaching unicorn level and even going public in the U.S. Former Criteo CEO Jean-Baptiste Rudelle is now launchin...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation and launches Azure Database for MariaDB
 Microsoft today announced that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation, the nonprofit behind the popular relational database founded by the original developers of MySQL. As a platinum sponsor, the ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft makes Databricks a first-party service on Azure
 Databricks has made a name for itself as one of the most popular commercial services around the Apache Spark data analytics platform (which, not coincidentally, was started by the founders of Da...
02:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Kickstarter reboots its Patreon competitor, Drip
 Kickstarter hasn’t done a lot with Drip since acquiring the service from the Ghostly International record label a year and a half ago. Since then, the site has mostly continued its mission...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Sprint adds free Hulu service to its Unlimited Freedom plan
 As had been rumored this week, Hulu and Sprint today announced that Hulu’s service will now come bundled with Sprint’s unlimited wireless plan. Starting on November 17, both new and ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Two compliance companies merge to build a $100M firm
 Once upon a time there were two compliance companies.Smarsh was owned by Los Angeles-based private equity firm, K1 Investment Management. It worked with mostly SMBs. Another called Actiance work...
01:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon brings Echo and Alexa to Canada
 Amazon has finally brought its line of Alexa-powered Echo speakers to Canada. The release of Echo hardware has been long awaited by America’s northern neighbor, which could only watch and ...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch With $70M from Alphabet, United Masters replaces record labels
 Record labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise. Labels were meant to help artists genera...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Health IQ raises $34.6 million for life insurance for healthy people
 People who work out and eat healthily shouldn’t have to pay as much for life insurance.That’s the concept behind Health IQ, a startup that’s been making headways in the “...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Googles jobs search engine gets salary ranges, a better location filter and more
 Google Search’s built-in jobs search engine, which launched earlier this year, is getting an update today. For the most part, these new feature address some basic shortcomings of the first...
10:56 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch LinkedIn rolls out its Career Advice mentoring program to US, UK and India
 LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social platform for the working world with some 530 million members, has made a big push in the last couple of years to position itself not just as a place to look ...
10:38 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Call to ban sale of IoT toys with proven security flaws
 Ahead of 2017’s present buying season, UK consumer rights group Which? has warned parents about the risks of giving connected toys to their children, and called for devices with known secu...
10:21 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Hear from leading venture capitalists at Disrupt Berlin
 TechCrunch Disrupt is returning to Berlin this December, and among the founders and developers speaking, we’re pleased to have leading venture capitalists on stage to talk about fundraisin...
09:41 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Tencents profit surges 69% thanks to its thriving games business
 Tencent, Asia’s highest-valued technology company, has smashed analyst forecasts for its Q3 2017 after it posted a profit of 18 billion RMB ($2.7 billion) on revenue of65.2 billion RMB ($9...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch The AR-powered fighting MekaMon robot goes on sale at Apple Stores
 After selling out of its initial run of 500, U.K.-based Reach Robotics scored a $7.5 million funding round to help it produce a more consumer-ready version of its battling robotics platform. Tur...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Perkbox acquires digital rewards platform Loyalty Bay
 Two companies are better than one: Perkbox, the U.K. startup that helps companies engage and reward employees and customers, has acquired London-based Loyalty Bay, which offers a SaaS platform f...
08:23 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Qualcomm announces investment in Mobike and eight other Chinese startups
 Qualcomm is continuing its charm offensive in China, a critical market where it has suffered hard blows in recent years including a $1 billion anti-trust fine, after it announced a flurry of new...
08:02 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla says a new lawsuit alleging racial harassment at its California factory is a hotbed of misinformation
 Tesla has hit back at a class-action lawsuit that alleges its Fremont, California manufacturing plant is a “hotbed for racist behavior.” Filed earlier this week by Marcus Vaughn, who...
05:10 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch U.S. government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks
 US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively ...
04:38 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Square Cash is letting some users buy and sell Bitcoin
 Square is testing cryptocurrency support in their Cash app, according to TechCrunch reader Zach Miles on Twitter and confirmed by the company. The trial, which seems to only be available right n...
04:30 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Voice API player Clique expands to Melbourne, Australia, with plans to invest
 Ahead of our TechCrunch Battlefield Australia tomorrow, there are further signs that Australia’s tech scene is experiencing a boom. While the country’s biggest startup hub is general...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit
 Today’s Stories Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit The Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension Youtube partners with Ticketmaster Youtube also cracks down on extremists...
03:31 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Get your tickets for the TechCrunch Meetup in Singapore on November 23!
 Last week we announced our upcoming Meetup in Singapore on November 23, and now here comes the all-important ticket information. Head to this link HERE and fill out your details to apply for one...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch SendGrid raises $131 million after pricing marketing email IPO at $16
 SendGrid, the Denver-based marketing email company, raised $131 million after pricing its IPO at $16, above the expected range of $13.50 to $15.50. The company also upsized its IPO, selling 8.2 ...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Marketing email company SendGrid raises $131 million after pricing its IPO at $16
 SendGrid, the Denver-based marketing email company, raised $131 million after pricing its IPO at $16, above the expected range of $13.50 to $15.50. The company also upsized its IPO, selling 8.2 ...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch MasterCard has filed a patent on its own blockchain-based money transfer solution
 In about 2014, most bitcoin companies quickly pivoted to the “next big thing:” blockchain. Among them were the financial and fintech houses that were eager to avoid SEC scrutiny of t...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Google shares developer preview of TensorFlow Lite
 Developers were pretty psyched by the announcementat Google I/O back in May that a new version of TensorFlow was being built from the ground up for mobile devices.Today, Google has released a de...
12:31 am GMT - Wed, November 15, 2017
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: Lori Systems wins BFX Africa, Andela raises $40M, Jumia lends to SMEs, Safaricom launches incubator
 Logistics transportation company Lori Systems won best of show at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa after gaining majority votes of the event’s 15 judges. The Kenyan-based vent...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch ScanMyPhotos Mitch Goldstone talks about the ephemerality of media
 In this episode of Technotopia I talk with Mitch Goldstone, the founder of ScanMyPhotos. Mitch started his company with a mission to scan the millions of photos that clog our dresser drawers and...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Essential offers up an Android Oreo beta for the Essential Phone
 Android smartphone maker Essential promised that it would be releasing an update to Android 8.0 Oreo for its devices soon, and now there’s a beta version of the update available through it...
10:54 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Uber dealt with class action lawsuit alleging assault by drivers
 A class action lawsuit has been filed against Uber, claiming that the company hasn’t done enough to inform the public about alleged harassment and assault by drivers. The legal complaint, ...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch UK plans $80M in tech initiatives, doubles tech visas to 2,000 to shore up support amid Brexit anxiety
 While the UK continues to try to find solid ground to begin its contentious Brexit negotiations, the government has launched several initiatives to try to shore up support to (and from) the coun...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Don Katz dishes on Audible.com storytelling with Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
 Though lots of moving parts have to be corralled together in order to found, expand and manage a business as large as Audible.com, founder Donald Katz would argue that the key component to his c...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch These are the 15 startups participating in Startup Battlefield Australia
 On Thursday, November 16th in Sydney, Australia, the first Startup Battlefield Australia kicks off with 15 startups competing to win the competition,$25,000 Australian dollars cash plus an all e...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Unpacking Lyfts projected financials
 Last Friday,Bloombergreporteda sheaf of Lyft’s financials that paint a reasonably-sharp picture of the ridesharing company’s past and expected business performance. The short version...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Twitch launches Achievements and Stream Summaries to help creators grow their channels
 At last month’s Twitchcon, the game-streaming site Twitch’s annual conference, the company unveiled a suite of new tools for video creators on its platform designed to help them grow...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Twitch launches Achievements and Stream Summary to help creators grow their channels
 At last month’s Twitchcon, the game-streaming site Twitch’s annual conference, the company unveiled a suite of new tools for video creators on its platform designed to help them grow...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts period of congenial cooperation could be over
 A couple of years ago while a guest of Marc Benioff onstage at Salesforce’s Dreamforce customer conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that seemed to signal a new period of...
08:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Mozilla terminates its deal with Yahoo and makes Google the default in Firefox again
 With the launch of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla released what’s probably the most important update to its browser in recent years. It’s faster, lighter and you should give it a try. And ...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch This tech startup is trying to tackle waste in Africa
Kenya has a waste management problem, especially in the country’s capital of Nairobi. As of 2016, Nairobi was producing around 2,400 tons of waste every day but only 38 percent of that trash was...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter details how it reviews and enforces rules around hate speech, violence and harassment
 Twitter has been under fire lately (slash always) for its methods to deal with harassment and abuse on its platform. In an effort to provide some insight into its thinking, Twitter has added som...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch A mesh network spontaneously erupts in the US and helps connect Puerto Rico
 When goTenna put out their Mesh device earlier this year, I thought the off-grid gadgets would be great for an emergency kit or back-country hike. But it turns out that I underestimated the dema...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Attending CES 2018? TechCrunch wants to see your company
 CES is a horrible, god-awful experience that will shave years off your life. The casinos, the food, the people, the germs. Horrible. All of it. But we love it! And we’re sending a huge con...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Obamas former chief data scientist, DJ Patil, joins Venrock as an adviser
 DJ Patil, the chief data scientist under President Barack Obama, has joined Venrock Capital as an adviser.Patil has long been a proponent of using data science and artificial intelligence to sol...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Match Group is still in talks to acquire Bumble with a valuation over $1B
 In August we reported from our sources that Match Group made an offer to acquire Bumble for $450M.Bumble declined the offer, and at the time a source close to the company suggested to TechCrunch...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch For the next six hours you can guide a robot through a web of miniature Reddit-themed escape rooms
 Something weird is about to happen on Reddit. Starting at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, an AI-powered robot the size of a computer mouse will star in a live event that’s part reality show, part i...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Poshmark raises $87.5 million for fashion resale marketplace
 Poshmark, the app for fashion consignment, has raised another $87.5 million in funding led by Singapore-based Temasek. Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital, Mayfield and others also participated.Having r...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Google Cloud Spanner update includes SLA that promises less than five minutes of downtime per year
 Cloud Spanner, Google’s globally distributed cloud database got an update today that includes multi-region support, meaning the database can be replicated across regions for lower latency ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet
 Looking for what to wear is one of the bigger use cases on Pinterest, but as the company looks to make the process of getting the right content to users more seamless, it’s been increasing...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Pinterest rolls out its own version of QR codes
 If you are walking around a retailer, you might have seen a sign or something along those lines posted to check out its Pinterest account for additional content or products — but there was...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Dropbox partners with Autodesk to help users collaborate on large design files
 Dropbox announced a couple of products today to make it easier for Autodesk users to access and share large design files. The products include an integrated desktop app for opening and saving Au...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube partners with Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets on artists video pages
 YouTube todayannounced a partnership with Ticketmaster that will see the Google-owned video network connecting fans with concert tickets and tour information directly on artists’ YouTube v...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch iOS 11.2 is going to support faster 7.5W Qi wireless charging
 The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all support wireless charging using the Qi standard. It means that iPhones are now compatible with hundreds of chargers out there. But iPhone Qi charging...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter launches lower-cost subscription access to its data through new Premium APIs
 Twitter tried to mend its relationship with developers earlier this year with the launch of a new API platform which focused on streamlining APIs and the promise of additional tiers of access. T...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote
 BuzzFeedhas obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK’...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Philo ditches sports to introduce a $16 per month live TV service
 Philo, a streaming service backed by cable TV content providers, today launched a low-cost, sports-free live TV service priced at just $16 per month. That’s undercutting today’s live...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Firefox aims to win back Chrome users with its souped up Quantum browser
 The last half-decade hasn’t been great for Firefox marketshare. Chrome first overtook Mozilla’s browser back in late-2011 and now hovers above 60-percent, according to StatCounter nu...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch iUNU aims to build cameras on rails for growers to keep track of their crop health
 You’ve probably spent a lot of time keeping track of your plants and all the minor details, like the coloration of the leaves, in order to make sure they’re healthy — but for p...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Apple could reportedly add TrueDepth features to the rear iPhone camera
 Apple has packed a ton of sensors into the notch of the iPhone X. The TrueDepth camera system powers many features, from Face ID to face-tracking technology using ARKit. It also lets you do self...
02:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch N26 adds Apple Pay support in France, Spain, Italy and Finland
 Fintech startup N26 just launched Apple Pay support in European countries where Apple already launched Apple Pay. Starting today, you can now add your N26 card to the Wallet app if you live in S...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch GoPro Fusion 360 camera now shipping, some software features not launching until early 2018
 After officially announcing the device at and event in late September, GoPro is now shipping its 360-degree Fusion camera to the U.S. and Europe.The company’s first shot at spherical photo...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Furbo unveils treat-tossing dog camera with smart alerts, like when your dog is pacing
 Furbo, the dog camera that lets you communicate with your pet and also tosses treats to your dog when you’re away, has launched a new version that provides alerts to help you keep tabs on ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Valet startup Zirx relaunches as Stratim, a mobility service for GMs Maven, Fords Chariot and others
 When Zirxannounced last February its plans to shut down its on-demand valet parking startup, it wasn’t clear what the company meant when it said it would focus on the enterprise. Today, Zi...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Cloudflare expands into mobile performance with Neumob acquisition
 Cloudflare made a significant acquisition today when it acquired mobile VPN startup, Neumob. The purchase gives Cloudflare a mobile performance tool it was lacking, and a road to its first direc...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Muse is a simple dedicated Amazon Alexa add-on for the car
 Want to bring Alexa into your vehicle? You now have a few options, including a new $49.99 accessory from voice tech company Speak Music, which is launching Muse, essentially a Bluetooth-enabled ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch uBiome launches an at-home womens health test for HPV, STIs and bacterial vaginosis
 SmartJane is a new women’s health test out from uBiome today that promises to check for 23 vaginal flora as well as 11 strains of the human papilloma virus and a string of sexually transmi...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Ekos That Moment When is an interactive comedy series all about social awkwardness
 A new video series called That Moment When is pretty much my kryptonite. And I mean that as a compliment. See, I’m the kind of person who has to watch shows like The Office with my hands o...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Kinder, gentler debt collector TrueAccord raises $22 million
 Bringing debt collection into the age of the soft touch, email and text-based world of the 21st century has netted TrueAccord $22 million in a new round of funding.I first wrote about the compan...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Bossa Nova raises $17.5 million for retail robots
 Why count inventory when the robots can do it? Retailers are using machines from a startup called Bossa Nova Robotics to analyze what’s selling on the shelves. The robots drive autonomousl...
12:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch In major policy change YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists
 A spokeswoman told us YouTube has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content: Not just removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence but also removing other vi...
12:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists in major policy change
 A spokeswoman told us YouTube has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content: Not just removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence but also removing other vi...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Your Google Home speaker is now also an intercom
 One of the niftiest features of Google Home is now available for owners of the smart speaker after support for ‘Broadcast’ rolled out. The new addition allows you to push messages or...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Pacifica launches a new online therapy service that integrates with its self-help app
 When admitting you are struggling with anxiety or depression is hard enough, asking for help can seem insurmountable. Pacifica’s self-help app was created to make cognitive behavioral ther...
10:37 am GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Demystify hardware startups at Disrupt Berlin 2017
 Hardware is hard, they say, and that’s why hardware will be a point of discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017. We’re pleased to bring to the stage several companies that built,...
09:40 am GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Report: Apple is back to being the worlds top wearable maker
 Apple is once again the biggest selling producer of wearables after its third-generation Apple Watch, released in September, helped it pip China’s Xiaomi to the post. The new device, Apple...
06:08 am GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch AWS isnt exiting China, but Amazon did sell physical assets to comply with Chinese law
 Amazon has denied reports that it is withdrawing its AWS business from China, but the firm did admit that it has been forced to sell some physical assets to its local partner. The U.S. firm appe...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Lofelt raises $5.4M to develop next-gen haptic tech for gaming, AR, VR, automobile, and more
 Lofelt, a Berlin-based startup that is developing ‘next-generation’ haptic technology for use in a range of products — including gaming, AR, VR, automobile, consumer electronic...
05:16 am GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch LightStep emerges from stealth with a tool for application performance monitoring
 LightStep, a company which has developed a new tool for application performance management, has emerged from stealth with a $29 million dollar war chest. The company, founded by ex-Google engine...
04:55 am GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch HTC cancels plans to release wireless VR headset with Google in the U.S.
 One of the only questions I’ve asked HTC VR execs consistently over the past several months is whether the Daydream version of its upcoming standalone headset would ship on time in late 20...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Apple could give us a bigger iPhone X, Lyft goes to Canada
 Today’s StoriesApple could give us a bigger iPhone X next yearLyft heads to Toronto, Canada in December, the first city outside the United StatesSoftBank might not do the deal with Uber af...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, November 14, 2017
Techcrunch Lord & Taylor will start selling on Walmart.com
 Walmart and Hudson’s Bay-owned department store Lord & Taylor just announced an interesting partnership — Lord & Taylor will start selling its catalog of high-end fashion mer...
11:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Equity Shot: The Uber-Softbank deal explained
 Hello and welcome to another Equity Shot, a quick-hit episode of our venture-capital themed podcast. (Equity, released every Friday, focuses on the money behind the headlines.) This week Katie R...
11:02 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Meet Boston Dynamics streamlined SpotMini
 Boston Dynamics hasn’t talked much since it changed hands from Google’s ailing robotics wing to the deep pockets of SoftBank, but the cutting-edge robotics firm happily gave the worl...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests
 A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect comm...
10:28 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Tampa offers first demo of its connected vehicle technology project, launching with 1,600 cars in 2018
 Tampa’s goal to become a smart city was on display on Monday, as the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority hosted the first public demonstration of a connected vehicle technology researc...
09:23 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch You probably dont need to worry about someone hacking your iPhone Xs Face ID with a mask
 Touted as the iPhone X’s new flagship form of device security, Face ID is a natural target for hackers. Just a week after the device’s release, Vietnamese research team Bkav claims t...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch VC Steve Jurvetson is leaving Draper Fisher Jurvetson
 Steve Jurvetson, the venture capitalist who invested in companies like Tesla and SpaceX, is leaving his role as partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Recode reports. TechCrunch has since confirmed...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Senate Democrats press FEC to expand disclosure requirements to online political advertising
 A group of 15 top Democratic senators are pushing the Federal Election Commission to expand disclosure requirements on political ads to include commercials distributed online. Read More ...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch SoftBank could still walk away from Uber
 Uber said Sunday that it agreed to move forward on a proposed investment from SoftBank Group. But SoftBank Investment Advisors sent a statement to reporters on Monday on behalf of CEO Rajeev Mis...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch EA response to Battlefront II complaint is the most downvoted comment in Reddit history
 Just as many people enjoy a nice cold Goose Island pale ale but hate the beer megacorp AB InBev which owns it, so to is the rage palpable against Electronic Arts, which owns many a beloved franc...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel series
 Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings TV show, but it isn’t a straight adaptation of the greatest fantasy series of all time — it’s a prequel. The show, which already carries a ...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events
 Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can’t match in a bid to boost usage. Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting
 Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones. Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day stories feature and replacing it with Facebook Stories inside Messenger. No...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Apple could launch a bigger iPhone X Plus next year, report says
 KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote a new report about Apple’s plans for next year. According to him, the company is going to release three new iPhone devices next year. They’l...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Missouri Attorney General launches an anti-trust investigation against Google
 Missouri is launching an investigation into whether Google has broken its consumer protection and antitrust laws. Read More ...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Senate plans disastrous tax on vesting that could kill stock compensation
 A proposed tax that charges people as their startup equity vests instead of when they cash it out and actually have money to pay the taxes could wreck how tech companies recruit talent. And the ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchats epic strategy flip-flop
 It takes courage to say you were wrong about almost everything. But that’s what Snap Inc CEO Evan Spiegel did this week, and that’s what it will take to save Snapchat. From algorithm...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch The CNCF just got 36 companies to agree to a Kubernetes certification standard
 The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced today that 36 members have agreed to a set of certification standards for Kubernetes, the immensely popular open source container orchestra...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch 36 companies agree to a Kubernetes certification standard
 The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced today that 36 members have agreed to a set of certification standards for Kubernetes, the immensely popular open source container orchestra...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch SnapType makes it easy for kids with learning disabilities to do their homework
 Sometimes the simplest ideas make the biggest difference. Take SnapType, for example. Created by a husband and wife team – Ben and Amberlynn Slavin – this app lets kids take pictures...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Stitch Fix gets a close look from consumer VC firm Goodwater Capital ahead of IPO
 With Stitch Fix’s IPO on the horizon, Wall Street — and the rest of the tech industry — is going to be keeping a close eye on this next big consumer IPO as both a signal for th...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch HBO launches an over-the-top streaming service in Central Europe
 HBO is launching an over-the-top subscription streaming service in parts of Central Europe, parent company Time Warner announced today. The move will allow viewers inHungary, Romania, the Czech ...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Polish startup Displate raises raises 2 million Euro to decorate your abode
 Noted futurists like Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan got a lot of things right when they predicted things like genetic splicing, transatlantic communications, the Internet. But what these egghea...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch ESPN launches a short-form version of SportsCenter on Snapchat
 ESPN today announced it’s launching a short-form version of its SportsCenter show on Snapchat, which will kick off today at 5 PM ET. The show will then begin to release new episodes on a t...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Heyday raises $3M for personalized skincare and facials
 Heyday has raised $3 million in seed funding led by New York’s Lerer Hippeau Ventures. The company’s stated goal is to take facials “out of the spa” and make them more ac...
02:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Qualcomm rejects Broadcoms $70 per share takeover offer
 Qualcomm’s board of directors has unanimously voted to reject an acquisition offer from rival chipmaker Broadcom. Read More ...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Reports of a free, ad-supported Amazon video service resurface
 Amazon is developing a free and ad-supported streaming video service, according to a new report out now from AdAge, citing people familiar with the plans. The company is said to be in discussion...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Roomi raises $11 million to find you a roommate
 Looking for a roommate on Craigslist can be cumbersome. And it can be difficult to determine what the person will be like in real life. A startup called Roomi thinks it has a better solution for...
01:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Lyfts first market outside the U.S. will be Canada with a December launch in Toronto
 Lyft is growing beyond its home market of the U.S., with a launch planned next month in Toronto, the largest city in Canada. Residents in the greater Toronto area (and nearby Hamilton will be ab...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Spotify expands merch to beauty products, sells out tickets for Who We Be
 Spotify, the $16 billion digital music “startup” that is hotly tipped for an IPO, continues to lay the groundwork to diversify its platform beyond basic streaming. In the latest deve...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Female VCs from Sequoia, Cowboy, Benchmark and others launch female founder office hours
 A group of female venture capitalists are launching a series of office hours for female founders. The idea is to host free, quarterly events that explore topics across the range of company stage...
11:47 am GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Fintech startup Flux partners with Barclays for itemised receipts
 Flux, the London fintech startup founded byformer early employees at Revolut, has announced a partnership with Barclays in the U.K. that will see it trial itsitemised receipt technology with 10,...
11:43 am GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch European financial watchdog latest to warn over ICOs
 European Union financial regulator, the ESMA, has become the latest regulatory body to issue a warning about the risks of buying into — and running —ICOs. Read More ...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Gaming firm Razer up 18% following Hong Kong IPO
 Razer has continued a winning streak of IPOs from Asian companies after its share price surged as much as 41 percent up on its first day of trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company, ...
09:38 am GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Carrier billing startup Boku to raise 45M in London IPO November 20
 Boku, the startup that partners with Apple in its rollout of carrier billing for the App Store, expects to raise 45 million ($60 million) on a post-money valuation of 125 million ($164 million) ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Former PhotoBox CEO Stan Laurent joins Highland Europe as Partner
 Stan Laurent is Highland Europe‘s newly appointed Partner. Until recently he served as chief executive of PhotoBox, the photo-printing consumer company that also owns Moonpig. Read More ...
08:55 am GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Startups and investors get connected at Disrupt Berlin with CrunchMatch
 Whether you’re a founder on a fundraising mission or an investor searching for the perfect addition to your portfolio, you want to make the most of your time at Disrupt Berlin. But with th...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch Graphcore raises $50M amid a flurry of AI chip activity
 While some of the largest chip manufacturers are looking to shift their focus onto the GPU for their biggest machine learnings, there’s a blooming ecosystem of new chip startups looking to...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, November 13, 2017
Techcrunch How one of Americas most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey
 It hasn’t been agreat few weeks for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter. But in spite of all the undeniable problems associated with fake news, it’s worth reminding ours...
11:43 pm GMT - Sun, November 12, 2017
Techcrunch Uber confirms SoftBank has agreed to proceed with tender offer to purchase shares
 The paperwork’s done! The long-anticipated SoftBank Group investment into Uber has been agreed upon, a spokesperson confirms to TechCrunch. We’ve been provided the following statemen...
11:43 pm GMT - Sun, November 12, 2017
Techcrunch Uber confirms SoftBank has agreed to invest billions
 The paperwork’s done! The long-anticipated SoftBank Group investment into Uber has been agreed upon, a spokesperson confirms to TechCrunch. We’ve been provided the following statemen...
08:54 pm GMT - Sun, November 12, 2017
Techcrunch SoftBank looks to finalize Uber investment today
 After months of talks, SoftBank Group is close to finalizing its investment in Uber. Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that the deal is expected to be signed later in the day on Sunday. SoftBank ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 12, 2017
Techcrunch Arab springs and AI winters
 Remember the Arab Spring? “Revolution 2.0”? Remember how we imagined, full of triumphal optimism, that social media would become the web that knit the oppressed masses better, would ...
10:18 am GMT - Sun, November 12, 2017
Techcrunch I watched 1,000 hours of YouTube Kids content and this is what happened
 What do you get if you endlessly recombine Spiderman and the Joker with Elsa from Frozen and lashings of product placement for junk food brands like McDonalds? Read More ...
06:15 am GMT - Sun, November 12, 2017
Techcrunch Ubers new Asia chief wants to work with governments and taxi firms not against them
 New CEODaraKhosrowshahi has been vocal in pledging to reform Uber’s toxic culture to take the business to the next level — and ultimately an IPO —but, over in Asia, another rec...
10:15 pm GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch What its like cooking with meal kit startup Chefd
 I’ve tried both Blue Apron and HelloFresh before, but I don’t like being locked into some subscription, so I decided to go with Chef’d this time around. Chef’d, which rai...
09:38 pm GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Physical storage startup Makespace has a new CEO to represent it
 Makespace, one of the many startups that launched to give consumers a new option for storing their stuff, has a new chief executive, TechCrunch has confirmed. The company’s thirty year-old...
07:11 pm GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch These are the US startups that Russian investors are backing
 A taxi-hailing app. A transplant device developer. An online mortgage provider. Those businesses may have little in common, but one shared thread is that U.S. startups in these sectors have all ...
07:11 pm GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Imagining Instagram: Stories-first
 Time spent by people watching Instagram Stories — which is temporary sharing with private replies — could someday significantly surpass time spent in the Instagram Feed, which is the...
07:01 pm GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Robin goes all in on robotic lawn care and focuses on franchising
 Robin, which pitched a combined “Uber for lawn care” and robotic-lawnmower-as-a-service at Disrupt SF’s Startup Battlefield last year, is making some big changes. It quietly so...
06:21 pm GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas second largest e-commerce firm just showed Alibaba has serious competition
 Alibaba invented China’s biggest shopping day — 11/11 aka Single’s Day — and it dominates the headlines with record sales year-on-year,but another company just stepped ou...
06:21 pm GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas second largest e-commerce firm just showed Alibaba has competition
 Alibaba invented China’s biggest shopping day — 11/11 aka Single’s Day — and it dominates the headlines with record sales year-on-year,but another company just stepped ou...
04:34 pm GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Alibaba smashes its Singles Day record once again as sales cross $25 billion
 Alibaba has set another Single’s Day record after the e-commerce giant sold over $25 billion of product on theChinese biggest online shopping date. The full number comes in at 163.8 billio...
04:28 am GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Alibaba hits nearly $18 billion in Singles Day orders in 12 hours, already surpassing 2016 sales
 Well, it’s 11/11 on the other side of the globe which means Alibaba is already raking in loads of cash from Singles Day, otherwise known as the biggest day for global online shopping of th...
04:28 am GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Alibaba breaks Singles Day record, racking up $18 billion in sales in just 12 hours
 Well, it’s 11/11 on the other side of the globe which means Alibaba is already raking in loads of cash from Singles Day, otherwise known as the biggest day for global online shopping of th...
04:28 am GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Alibaba needed just 12 hours to equal last years Singles Day sales
 Update: Alibaba ended Single’s Day with $25 billion in GMV Well, it’s 11/11 on the other side of the globe which means Alibaba is already raking in loads of cash from Singles Day, ot...
04:07 am GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Musical.ly to sell for at least $800 million
Today’s StoriesChina’s Toutiao is buying Musical.ly in a deal worth $800M-$1BUber loses UK tribunal appeal over driver employment rightsUber ‘Express POOL’ offers the cheapest ...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, November 11, 2017
Techcrunch Nintendo may make as many as 30 million Switches next year
 Rumors in early October had Nintendo more than doubling production for the highly successful Switch in order to meet what will almost certainly be crushing demand during the holidays. The compan...
09:43 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Twilio competitor Bandwidth up 6% following IPO
 Bandwidth, a company that helps businesses with voice and text communication,debuted on the Nasdaq on Friday, going up about 6 percent on its first day of trading. After pricing its IPO at the b...
09:39 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix cuts ties with Louis CK
 Netflix has announced that it will not be making a second stand-up special with comedian Louis CK. For years, rumors have swirled that Louis CK engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with the ...
09:02 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Echo Spot might not arrive by Christmas
 A number of customers who pre-ordered Amazon’s new Echo Spot smart alarm clock are now being told the product’s ship date has been pushed back. Emails sent to customers inform them t...
09:02 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Echo Spot might not arrive by Christmas [Updated]
 A number of customers who pre-ordered Amazon’s new Echo Spot smart alarm clock are now being told the product’s ship date has been pushed back. Emails sent to customers inform them t...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Bike-share platform Spin poaches Seattle transit regulator and launches in a dozen new cities
 Spin, one of several bike-sharing companies now vying for dominance in a number of U.S. cities, has a new weapon to wield against its competitors: Kyle Rowe, the architect of Seattle’s per...
07:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch New startups like Mytime want to pay for your attention and time in cryptocurrency
 The debate about the effects social networks like Facebook and Twitter have on us as human beings goes one. Indeed, just this week Facebook co-founder Sean Parker said “The thought process...
07:16 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Uber Express Pool offers the cheapest fare if youll walk a little
 Uber’s found a way to shave another 25% or so off the price of a ride. UberExpress Poolasks you to walk up to a few blocks to your pickup and destination before and after the ride in excha...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram could let you follow hashtags soon
 Instagram is testing a new feature with a small fraction of its user base. As spotted by Pippa Akram and The Next Web, some users can now search for a hashtag and follow this tag in particular. ...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Mysterious green line of death appears on some iPhone X displays
 It wouldn’t be the launch of a first-generation Apple product without a few hiccups — who can forget Antennagate and Bendgate? — and the iPhone X is no different. A handful of ...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Online real estate startup ToLet acquires Jumia House Nigeria to create PropertyPro.Ng
 African tech can produce surprises. One this week is a $1.2 million Series A startup buying part of a $1 billion company. That’s what Lagos based property startup ToLet.com.ng has done, pu...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Apples iOS App Store adds weekend deals to boost app downloads
 With the introduction of iOS 11, Apple redesigned the App Store with a heavier focus on editorial content, including articles, interviews, how-to’s, lists and other round-ups with app reco...
03:10 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon expands its Influencer Program to include Twitter and Instagram, in addition to YouTube
 Amazon is expanding its Influencer Program beyond YouTube to also include Twitter and Instagram, the company announced on Thursday. First launched into beta earlier this spring, the program init...
03:04 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Marvels Runaways looks like an all-around good time
 Lord of the Rings as a streaming TV series? It might happen. Also, Netflix is releasing a comic book with Mark Millar, and Harry Potter is getting its very own Pokmon Go. Plus, TechCrunch’...
02:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal takes on crowdfunding with Money Pools, where groups chip in to raise money and buy things
 When Airbnb acquired and subsequentlyshut down Tilt — a platform that let people pool together to pay for items or events — many (including former Tilt employees) were left wondering...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch The OpenStack Foundation starts to look at projects beyond OpenStack
 Over the last few years, we’ve seen the launch of a number of open source foundations like the Cloud Native Compute Foundation, the Cloud Foundry Foundation and others. Most of these run u...
02:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Rokus on a tear, and Snap had an awful week
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This weekKatie Roof,Matthew LynleyandAlex Wilhelmdug into th...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service
 IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasi...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook relaunches Events app as Facebook Local, adds bars and food
 Bad news for Yelp and good news for nightlife lovers. When you want to go out, it doesn’t necessarily have to be to an event. So to help you discover bars, restaurants, and nearby attracti...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook makes it easier to donate in times of crisis
 Facebook’s social good team has launched a donate button specific to crises. The goal is that people will be able to more easily and securely help communities affected by natural disasters...
01:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Ambitious new media firm ByteDance is no longer a secret outside of China
 ByteDance is a name that is about to become very familiar to everyone in international tech circles. Really it should already be. It is valued at $20 billion and its flagship Toutiao news reader...
12:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Uber loses UK tribunal appeal over driver employment rights
 Another blow for Uber’s UK business: The company has lost its appeal against an employment tribunal ruling which last year judged that the Uber drivers who brought the case should be class...
12:02 pm GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Parrots Henri Seydoux comes to Disrupt to talk about commercial drones
 Henri Seydoux first founded Parrot in 1994. But the company has drastically evolved over time and managed to remain relevant more than 20 years later. Ten years ago, Parrot started working on co...
09:55 am GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Razer to raise upwards of $504 million in Hong Kong IPO
 PC gaming company Razer is set to raise upwards of $504 million (HK$3.9 billion)when it lists on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Monday. The company, which develops gaming-focused accessories fo...
05:27 am GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch ESPNs new streaming service will launch in the spring and be called ESPN Plus
 Today on Disney’s Q3 earnings call CEO Bob Iger gave a preview of ESPN’s upcoming direct to consumer streaming service. Theannouncement comes after another disappointing quarter for ...
04:52 am GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter fixes another important problem with support for 50-character usernames
 Twitter has followed up its move to double the character limit of tweets to 280 by increasing the length of a username to 50 characters. This is far less impacting that the 280 character expansi...
04:43 am GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Uber eyes 2019 IPO
Today’s StoriesUber CEO says 2019 is the target for IPOApple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage TechnologiesTwitter pauses account verifications after critics slam it for verifying Cha...
03:49 am GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Blocktrain
 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, November 3, 2017.G3: Social Security — Mary Hodder, Maria Ogneva, T...
03:29 am GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Announcing the TechCrunch Meetup in Singapore on November 23
 Here at TechCrunch we serve a global audience which is why we’ve held casual meetup events across many different parts of the world. Now we’re excited to add a new region to that lis...
02:54 am GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas Toutiao is buying Musical.ly in a deal worth $800M-$1B
 Musical.ly, the lip-syncing app popular with teens and young people, has been sold to Chinese social media giant Toutiao, according to an announcement made today. The deal is undisclosed but sou...
01:23 am GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch Youtube Kids implements new policy to flag inappropriate videos targeted at children
 A New York Times piece and a subsequent Medium post this week highlighted an ongoing problem with Youtube Kids — bizarre and disturbing videos aimed at young children using key words and p...
01:23 am GMT - Fri, November 10, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube implements new policy to flag inappropriate videos targeted at children
 A New York Times piece and a subsequent Medium post this week highlighted an ongoing problem with YouTube Kids — bizarre and disturbing videos aimed at young children using key words and p...
10:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch New Stars Wars and Marvel TV shows planned for Disneys streaming service
 Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed some amazing news on his company’s earnings call for this quarter, including a live-action Star Wars TV show that will be coming to Disney’s subscription...
10:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Twitch is finally releasing the nearly 30 million usernames associated with Justin.tv
 Justin.tv, the life-streaming service that eventually grew into Twitch, was shut down back in 2014. Since then, many Twitch users have asked when the company would release the old Justin.tv user...
10:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook defends revenge porn pilot that has people upload nude images of themselves
 Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis has clarified some things about how Facebook’s test pilot to combat revenge porn in Australia works.The strategy entails uploading your nude p...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Brand new Star Wars trilogy coming from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson
 Star Wars will get another film trilogy, which will be entirely new and will be separate from the current saga focusing on the Skywalker family and its close associates and friends. The news com...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch 70 years of VC innovation
 How old is venture capital? Probably as old as the first hunter/gatherer. Yet, until the mid-20th century, it was mostly practiced by wealthy individuals and families. Modern VC was initiated by...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Redfin shares fall 7% after real estate earnings disappoint
 Redfin, the real estate brokerage site, saw its shares tumble about 7% in after-hours trading, shortly after sharing its earnings. The company posted about $109.5 million for the third quarter. ...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Nvidias huge run continues as its data center business surges
 Nvidia continues to ride the wave of a myriad of huge success stories for the company, like the rapid adoption of the Nintendo Switch and demand for technology to power AI computation within dat...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Chinese search engine Sogou up 4% following IPO
 Sogou, the Chinese search engine, debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, under the ticker “SOGO.” After pricing at the top of the range at $13 per share, the company rai...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Do cities still want a sharing economy?
 Cities make the sharing economy work, and the urban environment is the critical differentiator for experimentation, change and scale. In just a few years, the sharing economy has grown from a ni...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Bolt Threads is raising $106 million from Foundation Capital and Formation 8
 Our spidey senses are tingling over here. According to an SEC filing, TechCrunch has learned Bolt Threads, the biotech company spinning microbes into spider silk, is raising a whopping $106 mill...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Googles improved image blending means a more seamless Street View
 Google is hard at work behind the scenes improving one of its ambitious technical projects ever – Street View. The company previously revealed that its been rolling out improved camera car...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Apple releases first diversity report under new VP of diversity and inclusion
 Apple has released its first diversity and inclusion report since naming Denise Young Smith as VP of diversity and inclusion in May. It’s also Apple’s first report since Donald Trump...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Essential Phone can now stream live to Facebook from the 360 camera add-on
 The Essential Phone just got a camera software update that will allow owners of the device to broadcast live, 360-degree video right from the native camera app, provided they have the Essential ...
06:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Apple just pushed an iOS update to fix that I autocorrect bug
 Over the last few days, most iOS users have experienced the same peculiar bug: the letter “I” was autocorrecting to something else. Sometimes it was an exclamation mark. Sometimes it...
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Alphabet and Goldman Sachs are suing adtech startup Outcome Health for alleged fraud
 Investors are suing Outcome Health, a startup selling ad space on screens in doctors’ offices, for alleged fraud and breach of contract eight months after pouring $500 million into the com...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Apple updates its Clips video app with fancy selfie backgrounds and iCloud support
 Apple is releasing version 2.0 of Clips, its free application for easily editing mobile videos. When the app first launched earlier this year, it was clear that Apple wasn’t trying to repl...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch EV startup Nio reportedly raises $1B from Tencent and others
 Electric cars are set to become an increasingly lucrative investment target, if they continuing enjoying the strong support of global initiatives to lower emissions and put clearer vehicles on r...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook will teach the unemployed digital/social media skills in 30 cities
 Whether it’s to “bring the world closer together” or improve its public image, Facebook today announced Community Boost. Facebook tells me its investing tens of millions of dol...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Thrive Capital leads health tech startup Welkin Healths $8 million Series A
 Digital patient relationship platform Welkin Health has landed $8 million in Series A financing, led by Josh Kushner’s Thrive Capital. This now brings the total in the VC piggy bank to $12...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Thrive Capital leads healthtech startup Welkin Healths $8 million Series A
 Digital patient relationship platform Welkin Health has landed $8 million in Series A financing, led by Josh Kushner’s Thrive Capital. This now brings the total in the VC piggy bank to $12...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Pinterest now lets you create sections within your boards to further tidy up ideas
 Pinterest serves as a pretty good place for users that are looking to plan large-scale projects, like outfits for big events, home design, or even life moments like a wedding or a 50th birthday ...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Where venture capitalists invest and why
 Entrepreneurs looking to raise capital are often told that investors like to keep things close to home. Is that true? The question influences where people locate companies. After all, if investo...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter pauses account verifications after critics slam it for verifying Charlottesville rally organizer
 Twitter today announced it’s pausing all account verifications – the process that gives public figures on Twitter a blue checkmark next to their names – while it tries to resol...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Rep the Squad is a subscription service to borrow authentic sports jerseys
 Authentic sports jerseys are expensive and infrequently worn, but that doesn’t stop fans from wanting to own as many as possible from all their favorite players. So why not borrow them? Me...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Conversive helps businesses build the virtual equivalent of face-to-face conversations
 If you’ve ever interacted with a chatbot and felt like there was just something missing, the founders of a new startup called Conversive think they know the missing element — face-to...
03:58 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Apple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies
 As Apple continues to work on ever-smaller but more powerful computing devices, it has acquired a startup focusing on nanotechnology, and specifically as it relates to image sensors. TechCrunch ...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Uber CEO says 2019 is the target for IPO
 Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was on stage at the New York Times’ Dealbook conference today, and the ride hailing company’s top executive put a timeline on Uber’s plans for going ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch After leak, Googles new file manager for Android, Files Go, launches into public beta
 Google today decided to launch its new Files Go Android app into public beta to reach a wider group of testers. The company had been preparing to announce its new file manager for Android later ...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook expands its Marketplace section with housing rentals
 Facebook today announced its expanding its Marketplace listings section to include “hundreds of thousands” of housing rentals in a move that seems clearly designed to take on Craigsl...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Elastic acquires search startup Swiftype
 Swiftype isn’t just a startup that we write about — we also use the technology to provide site search on TechCrunch itself. Now it’s being acquired by Elastic, the company behi...
02:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Hulu is Nintendos first video streaming app for the Switch
 Nintendo has released a list of the new releases for its Switch console eShop available today, and North Americans will be able to download Hulu, according to the list. The app should go live wi...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Dreamforce lacks the drama this year
 Dreamforce took place this week in San Francisco, that magical gathering of over more than 150,000 Salesforce faithful that happens every fall. While I didn’t attend in person this time, I...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon devices now sold at over 100 Whole Foods; holiday Pop-Up shops open next week
 Amazon is putting its $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition to work in time for holiday shopping. The companies announced today that over 100 Whole Foods are now carrying Amazon devices, includi...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Uber brings five-star rating system to UberEATS app
 UberEATS, Uber’s standalone app for on-demand food delivery, has added in-app restaurant reviews in order to help people make more informed decisions about what to eat. “We had heard...
12:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Financial tech startup WeLab raises $220M from investors including Alibaba, the IFC and Credit Suisse
 WeLab, an financial tech startup that operates online lending platforms in Hong Kong and China, has raised $220 million in combined equity and debt financing. The round, which WeLab says is its ...
11:22 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Skyscanner buys Twizoo to add social content shout-outs to travel reviews
 Travel metasearch giant Skyscanner has acquired Twizoo, a small London-based startup which makes a platform for brands to automate injecting relevant social content across their digital footprin...
10:50 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Apples Everyone Can Code initiative expands to colleges and universities outside of the US
 Apple is taking its coding course international after it announced that 20college and university partners worldwide will begin offering the Everyone Can Code initiative to students. Initially li...
09:50 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch The Muscat micromeetup has been modified
 I had originally planned to run a pitch-off in Muscat today from 3pm to 6pm but it looks like that is cancelled. I only received 12 requests to pitch and of that group only two companies confirm...
09:14 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Pronoun, an ebook service for writers, shuts down
 Pronoun, a self-publishing service for authors, is shutting down after promising free ebook distribution for authors. The company, which raised millions in funding and ended up being sold to Mac...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch More free Hackathon tickets for Disrupt Berlin available now
 Wow, that was quick. Six days ago, we released a batch of free tickets to the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon and — faster than you can say auf wiedersehen — they were gone. But fear not, w...
08:50 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Natural Cycles gets $30M for its EU-certified digital contraception
 European startup Natural Cycles ispushing to establish its EU-certified “digital contraceptive app” as a globally accepted contraception option — and compete with tried and tes...
08:16 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch AI pioneer Chris Boos talks about the future of machine learning
 This week on Technotopia I talk to Chris Boos, the creator of a bot that can play FreeCiv, a Civilization clone. His solution demonstrates the power of machine learning and, wildly, has beat mul...
07:56 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Tencent could play a role redesigning Snapchat following $2B investment
 Tencent, the Chinese internet giant valued at $470 billion, may have a hand in rebooting the Snapchat app to make it more competitive with Instagram and Facebook.Off the back of some very poor f...
05:51 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch TripAdvisor will mark pages for businesses where violent incidents, including rape, have been reported
 TripAdvisor will place warning badges on the pages of businesses where safety issues, including violent incidents like assault and rape, have been reported. The travel review and booking site wa...
04:46 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Yahoo hack is still a mystery
Today’s Stories Four years later, Yahoo still doesn’t know how 3 billion accounts were hacked Apple’s iPad could drop the home button and add Face ID in 2018 Apple said to be working...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Driverless shuttle in Las Vegas gets in fender bender within an hour
 A driverless shuttle set free in downtown Las Vegas was involved in a minor accident less than an hour after it hit the streets, reported the local NBC affiliate KSNV. Not really the kind of pub...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, November 9, 2017
Techcrunch Reflex aims to Kickstart film photography with a new old SLR
 Mating digital photography with film seems to me an alluring yet ultimately quixotic endeavor; who doesn’t love the idea of a camera that combines the weight and handling of a 35mm SLR wit...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Are flying cars the future of transportation or an inflated expectation?
 It’s clear that flying cars are transitioning from a fascinating concept to a quite-mature technology and promising investment thesis. But will we see flying cars out in the world? And how...
09:49 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Senators push to ditch social security numbers in light of Equifax hack
 Eyeing more secure alternatives to social security numbers, lawmakers in the U.S. are looking abroad. Today, theSenate Commerce Committee questioned former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Verizon Chief...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Shernaz Daver, the CMO who helped to turn around Udacity, is leaving the company
 Shernaz Daver, the chief marketing officer for Udacity, who company founder Sebastian Thrun credits with architecting the company’s dramatic revitalization four years ago, is stepping down...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Squares dominant year hits a snag
 Square is continuing to make its bid to capture the payments of small businesses around the world, as well as tap into the momentum of peer-to-peer payments products with Square Cash, as its pay...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Roku soars 26% after smashing first earnings report
 Roku, the digital streaming business, had a huge first earnings report, greatly surpassing analyst expectations. The company quickly surged over 26% in initial after-hours trading. Roku reported...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Uber gives top riders a 24/7 Premium Support hotline
 If something scary or infuriating happens with your Uber, sending an email to support doesn’t always cut it. And if you’ve ridden thousands of miles withUber and paid them boatloads ...
08:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Skype launches Photo Effects sticker suggestions powered by machine learning
 Not content with merely launching its own take on Instagram and Snapchat’s Stories, Skype today is adding another copycat-like feature to its app: photo stickers. The company says it’...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch When you spend $100 million on social media, it comes with help, says Trump strategist
 Earlier today, at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, Brad Parscale, thedigital director of Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign, revealed much more about Trump’s election ...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Geospatial imaging service Enview raises $6 million to manage energy and utility infrastructure
 Over the past 20 years there have been 11,459 accidents across the network of oil and gas pipelines that crisscross the U.S. The toll in human lives and financial damages is severe and something...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Apple orders two seasons of Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon TV drama
 Apple’s original content ambitions just landed some premiere talent, per The Hollywood Reporter: A drama series focused on a fictional version of the morning TV show world, based on backgr...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Greta Van Susteren is releasing an apology app called Sorry
 Former cable news anchor Greta Van Susteren is ready to jump into the app market with an apology app, according to a Facebook post she put up today. Susteren says in the post she’ll be rel...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Report: U.S. will only approve AT&T-Time Warner deal if CNN is sold
 The U.S. Department of Justice may block Time Warner’s sale to AT&T if it doesn’t sell CNN first, according to a report from the Financial Times.The$85.4 billion deal was propose...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Apples iPad could drop the home button and add Face ID in 2018
 Apple is reportedly working on a redesign of the iPad that includes dropping the Home button and slimming down the bezels on the top-end model, as well as adding facial recognition tech to allow...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs leads $10 million round for data structuring startup Crux Informatics
 Every financial services firm has a team of data scientists that take all the information that comes in and structure it in a way that the rocket scientists and genius mathematicians can turn in...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon is selling its own private label diapers again, now under the Mama Bear brand
 Amazon quietly launched its own private label diapers on its site last week, this time under the Mama Bear brand. The brand, which already sells other baby items like baby food and diaper pail r...
06:22 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceX Merlin rocket engine explodes during testing at Texas facility
 SpaceX suffered an explosion of one of its Falcon 9 rocket engines during qualification testing at its facility in McGregor, Texas, per The Verge. The failure resulting in the explosion occurred...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch SegWit2x backers cancel plans for bitcoin hard fork
 Advocates for a bitcoin hard fork have now decided to cancel plans for the so-called SegWit2x fork. The bitcoin blockchain was supposed to split into two blockchains in roughly 8 days. But it lo...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Founder Gym aims to help underrepresented startup founders build tech startups
 Founder Gym, co-founded by Mandela Schumacher-Hodge and Gabriela Zamudio (pictured above), is unveiling its online platform to support and train underrepresented founders building tech startups....
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly Bitcoin competitor Chia
 A Bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous pe...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch DST Global letter to LPs denies impropriety in Facebook, Twitter investments
 DST Global, the investment firm led by Yuri Milner, has sent a letter to its limited partners blasting media outlets for “insinuations” that it used its holdings in Twitter and Faceb...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 will be held at the Moscone Center West, Sept. 5-7
 TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF is the pride of TechCrunch’s event line-up, and last September the event reached new heights, including 5,000 attendees, 1,220 investor-founder meetings, 500 ...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch LinkedIn and Microsoft team up for a resume building assistant in Word
 LinkedIn, the social network for professionals that was acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, is today rolling out the latest product in its deepening relationship with its owner. The two are...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Twitters $99 monthly subscription ad program launches into public beta
 Twitter unveiled in its Q3 earnings report that it had been testing a new, self-serve advertising subscription aimed at small businesses. That service, known as Twitter Promote Mode, is official...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Chrome will soon make browsing sketchy sites less frustrating
 When you’re browsing the web, there’s little that’s more annoying than clicking on what you think is a video and finding out that it was actually just an image with a link to a...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Four years later, Yahoo still doesnt know how 3 billion accounts were hacked
 On Wednesday, in a security hearing that called both Equifax and Yahoo’s past and present executives to Washington D.C., we’re learning a bit more about what Yahoo didn’t know ...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Most iOS devices now run iOS 11
 Apple has updated its App Store support page with new metrics. As of November 6, 2017, iOS 11 is now installed on 52 percent of iPhones and iPads currently in use. 38 percent of devices still ru...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft is testing a new rider experience with a small percentage of users
 Lyft is giving around 1 percent of its riders access to a different, beta user experience in its mobile app, starting today. The new look for passengers offers the same essential functionality, ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Discounted student tickets available for Disrupt Berlin
 Are you a student on a limited budget but still want to check out the best startup show in Berlin? We’ve got you covered.For a limited time, current undergraduate and graduate students can...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Volkswagen and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars
 Computers have changed cars at least as much as they’ve changed our daily lives, but a new partnership between Google and Volkswagen could transform transportation further still: The two a...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Meet European bootcamp Rockstarts first AI cohort
 Back in April the Netherlands-based Rockstart bootcamp announced it was adding an AI track. It’s now named the first batch of startups in the inaugural six-month program, with teams hailin...
03:16 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Niantics follow-up to Pokmon Go will be a Harry Potter AR game launching in 2018
 Niantic Labs had tremendous success with Pokmon Go, which paired their expertise in building location-based augmented reality mobile experiences with a top-flight IP with a ravenous fan base. So...
03:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Promote helps any online marketplace get into the ad business
 The latest company to emerge from startup accelerator Expa Labs is focused on helping online marketplaces make money from advertising. Promote founder and CEO Siddharth Vora used to lead the eng...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Voice-enabled smart speakers to reach 55% of U.S. households by 2022, says report
 Adoption of voice-powered smart speakers is taking off. According to a new report from Juniper Research out this morning, smart devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Sonos One will be in...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch HBO launches Soderberghs choose-the-order storytelling app and show Mosaic
 What if a mystery TV series let you decide to follow one character’s story to the end, or jump between characters as the action unfolds? That’s the idea behind Mosaic, a 3-year, $20 ...
02:37 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Call of Duty WWII Review: A stunning return to the beaches of Normandy
 For folks who have played Call of Duty since the beginning, this is a welcome return to the game they fell in love with. Soldiers appear more human, instead of looking like some futuristic, cybe...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram now lets you add any photos or videos to your Stories
 Instagram is turning on a feature that many users have asked for, letting users add photos and videos from their camera roll – even if they’re older than 24 hours. The limitation in ...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity
 Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app that serves up a small number of targeted matches each day, has today introduced a new video feature to help users connect right on the app. “We learned ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch User-generated content marketing platform Yotpo closes $51M Series D round
 Yotpo, a platform that lets companies gather content from their customers in the form of reviews, Q&As, photos and videos, mainly for use in marketing, has closed $51 million in Series D fun...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Famed VC Jim Breyer on finding the next Mark Zuckerberg (and much more)
 Yesterday, at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, we caught up with Jim Breyer, among the most famous venture capitalists in Silicon Valley thanks to a decades-long track record of smart bets, ...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch China Literature makes stellar public debut following $1B Hong Kong IPO
 China Literature, the e-publishing business backed by Tencent, enjoyed an impressive debut as public company with itsshare price rising as high double during its first day on the Hong Kong Stock...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Apple said to be working on AR headset aimed for potential 2020 ship date
 Apple is working on technology that would enable it to build an augmented reality headset by 2019, with shipping targeted for as soon as 2020, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The devic...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Real estate startup Compass nabs $100M at a $1.8B valuation
 Today, the real-estate startup Compass is announcing that it has raised another $100 million — money that it plans to use to expand its sales and rental listings service to every major cit...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Postmates launches grocery service, scheduled deliveries and revamped app
 Postmates has always offered grocery delivery as part of its ethos of delivering anything to you within your city on-demand. Now, Postmates is taking a step further by baking in a grocery-specif...
12:34 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Uber adds LA to flying taxi test cities, demo flights slated for 2020
 Uber has inked a partnership with Nasa over its flying taxi plans and says now it’s aiming to get demo flights up and running in Los Angeles by 2020. Read More ...
12:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch WeChat owner Tencent snapped up another 12% of Snap this month
 We already knew that Tencent, the owner of China’s messaging behemoth WeChat, was an investor in Snap when the company was still a startup going by the name of its flagship app, Snapchat. ...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Indias Uber rival Ola to license connected car platform to vehicle makers worldwide
 Ride-sharing companies the world over are branching out to go beyond just handling your car trips. In recent weeks we’ve seenUber, the pioneer of the genre, announced its own Visa card whi...
11:47 am GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Ole Harms joins us at Disrupt Berlin to talk about Moias first year of exploring mobility
 Volkswagen Group’s Moia sub-brand launched last year at TechCrunch Disrupt, with a focus on helping connect the dots between VW’s existing automotive business and a future where city...
10:04 am GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed
 Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert,...
09:13 am GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch The BOLDR Expedition Watch lets you get away
 BOLDR is a small watch company with a distinct style. Selling primarily on Kickstarter, the company has gone through a number of design iterations to land on the <a target="_blank" h...
07:30 am GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Revolut is applying for a European banking license to become a true bank
 It’s hard to believe that fintech startup Revolut still doesn’t have a proper banking license. Many users will tell you that Revolut’s electronic wallets already feel like trad...
06:26 am GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon launches its Echo devices and Alexa in Japan
 Amazon has continued its hardware push into Asia after it launched the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot in Japan today. Alongside the hardware, it is also making its Alexa voice assistant available...
04:19 am GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Look, ma! No hands
Today’s Stories Apple Pay Cash launches in beta today, letting you send and receive cash in Messages Waymo now testing its self-driving cars on public roads with no one at the wheel Waymo’...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, November 8, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks testing a new method to prevent revenge porn that requires uploading your nudes
 Facebook is testing a new method to combat revenge porn in Australia, the Australia Broadcasting Corporation reports. The strategy entails uploading your nude photos or videos to Messenger in or...
10:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Smart trucking startup CargoX raises $20M
 CargoX announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs. The startup is currently focused on the Brazilian market, where it connects businesses that need t...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch What happens when you sell your startup?
 This is the final installment in the series “A Startup Takes Flight.” We started by creating a company — the Internet of Wings, a provider of drone-delivered chicken sandwiches...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Spiegel plans to save Snap with redesign to an algorithmic stories feed
 Snap got destroyed by Wall Street today after a horrible Q3 earnings where revenue and user growth fell well under expectations. So to get things going in the right direction, CEO Evan Spiegel s...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Spiegel hopes to save Snapchat with an algorithmic feed
 Snap got destroyed by Wall Street today after a horrible Q3 earnings where revenue and user growth fell well under expectations. So to get things going in the right direction, CEO Evan Spiegel s...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Snap is having a bad day
 Ho boy — there are bad days and there arebad days in earnings season, and this is definitely the latter for Snap. The company released itsquarterly report for its financial performance in ...
09:22 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat share price craters on weak revenue and user growth in Q3 2017
 Snap’s losing streak continued with today’s Q3 2017 earnings report that saw it miss financial expectations and add just 4.5 million users. Snap earned $207.9 million in revenue with...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter officially expands its character count to 280 starting today
 Twitter’s expansion to 280 characters is rolling out publicly today to all users in supported languages, including English. The company had first announcedthe controversial plan to move be...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Vidrovr raises $1.25M to bring smarter video search to publishers
 As video becomes increasingly important to the media business (to the point where it’s become a clich), a startup called Vidrovr aims to help publishers find the most relevant videos to go...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch UK bulk spying challenge in European Court of Human Rights
 Legal representatives of the UK government faced a raft of questions today from judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights hearing a challenge to intelligence agencies’ bulk coll...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch The Parrot Bebop 2 Power lets you boldly go where no drone has gone before
 Parrot, the original household drone company, recently released the Bebop 2 Power, an upgraded version of the Bebop 2 with a better camera, better controls, and more battery life. This fierce fl...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch These are Ubers new cultural norms
 At Uber’s all-hands meeting today, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the transportation company’s new “cultural norms,” which includes values like “We build globally,...
06:47 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch New tools help could help prevent Amazon S3 data leaks
 If you do a search for Amazon S3 breaches due to customer error of leaving the data unencrypted, you’ll see a long list that includes a DoD contractor, Verizon (the owner of this publicati...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Apple Pay Cash launches in beta today, letting you send and receive cash in Messages
 Apple is soft launching direct person-to-person payments in an iMessage today with the Apple Pay Cash beta. The feature, which was announced earlier this year, allows you to send and receive cas...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Acorns to launch new retirement accounts after buying Portland fintech startup, Vault
 Micro-investment service,Acorns, which automatically invests small amounts from its customers’ bank accounts into investment funds, has bought Vault, a Portland-based developer of retireme...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Hayley Barna just became the first female GP in First Rounds history
 Founder turned investor Hayley Barna is now a general partner with the early-stage venture firm First Round Capital. The appointment comes roughly one-and-a-half years after Barna — who co...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Google to launch an AirDrop competitor, file manager, and cleanup utility called Files Go
 Google is preparing to soon launch a new mobile app called Files Go that will allow Android users to better manage the files on their phone, transfer those files easily – even when offline...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free wifi
 As it looks to expand the global footprint of its internet-enabled digital advertising and informational kiosks, New York-basedIntersectionhas raised $150 million in a new round of financing. Re...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free Wi-Fi
 As it looks to expand the global footprint of its internet-enabled digital advertising and informational kiosks, New York-basedIntersectionhas raised $150 million in a new round of financing. Re...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook introduces a Messenger plugin for business websites
 Facebook Messenger is coming to businesses’ own websites. The social network announced today the launch of a new customer chat plugin into closed beta, which will allow customers to talk d...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch MyMusicTaste, which allows fans to request live events, gets $11M Series C
 MyMusicTaste, a Seoul-headquartered service that lets fans campaign to bring their favorite artists to their city, plans to double the concerts it organizes next year after raising an $11 millio...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Netflixs first Mark Millar project is a comic called The Magic Order
 Netflix is launching its first project with Wantedcreator Mark Millar, since acquiring Millarworld, the publishing company he owns and operates with Lucy Millar. The plan is to develop TV, films...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram pushes more influencers to adopt its new format for sponsored posts
 Instagram is moving forward with the rollout of its branded content tool, which allows celebrities and other popular users to identify posts that are paid for by advertisers. The company first i...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Waymo now testing its self-driving cars on public roads with no one at the wheel
 Waymo recently hosted a number of journalists at its private Castle testing compound, and treated us to rides with no safety driver behind the wheel – now, the former Google self-driving c...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Waymos first product will be its own on-demand ride hailing service
 Waymo is firming up some of its plans around its initial go-to-market strategy for its autonomous driving technology. The company has talked about a number of potential applications of self-driv...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch A major vulnerability has frozen hundreds of millions of dollars of Ethereum
 Today is not a good news day for Ethereum. A vulnerability found within a popular wallet has frozen potentially hundreds of millions of dollars of the crypto currency in a second setback in rece...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Google to add restaurant wait times to Google Search and Maps, followed by grocery stores
 Google announced today it will soon roll out a new feature to Google Search, followed by Google Maps, that will show you the estimated wait times for area restaurants. The addition is an expansi...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Why Adobes Advertising Cloud is (mostly) a private cloud
 Adobe likes to talk about its public cloud partnerships with Microsoft and others, but it doesn’t often talk about its private cloud strategy. It’s no secret that there are plenty of...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon expands into private label sportswear and its first home furnishing lines
 Amazon’s expansion into private label fashion continues with the launch of a handful of new sportswear brands, reports Bloomberg, citing data from L2 researchers. The additions, which incl...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Sourceress raises $3.5M to find candidates that managers want without realizing it
 When a company is looking for a candidate for an open role, the hiring manager is probably going to rattle off a bunch of qualifications that they’re looking for to a recruiter — and...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft opens first permanent office in NYC
 Ride-sharing provider Lyft is going bicoastal with its first ever permanent office in New York, which will house not only sales and marketing, but also engineering staff – including those ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Airbnb management service Hostmaker scores $15M Series B funding
 Airbnb continues to be an ecosystem in its own right, with a number of startups building a business by making the lives of hosts easier and potentially more lucrative. One such company is London...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch James Comey changes his Twitter handle to @Comey
 A quick update on the James Comey Twitter situation: The former FBI Director yesterday switched his Twitter handle over to his name. He now owns the @Comey Twitter handle, which is verified. Com...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Tencents online publishing arm set to raise $1B in Hong Kong IPO
 Tencent’s China Literature, an Amazon-like e-book business, is continuing the trend of Asian tech IPOs after it announced its public listing in Hong Kong will raise $1.06 billion on Wednes...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch The government is handing out 10,000 Fitbits to research precision medicine
 In his 2015 State of the Union, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative — a massive research project designed to gain more insight into how we live with and treat vario...
01:35 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch The merger between AT&T and Time Warner is a raw deal for the rest of us
 Any day now, the Department of Justice will announce whether the AT&T-Time Warner mega-merger will be permitted. And anyone with a cell phone, a cable subscription, or an internet connection...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla acquires automated manufacturing machine supplier Perbix
 Tesla is moving to turn around its output challenges with the Model 3, with a new acquisition reported by Bloombergof a supplier whose focus is on automating production. The automaker acquired P...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Intuit launches QuickBooks Capital, a small business lending service powered by AI
 Intuit, the company behind products like QuickBooks and TurboTax, is getting into the small business lending space. With QuickBooks Capital, QuickBooks users can now get access to small business...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Proofpoint acquires Cloudmark for $100M in cybersecurity consolidation play
 As malicious groups continue to become more sophisticated in their hacking techniques, cybersecurity efforts are attempting to expand in their reach, and that is leading to some consolidation in...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Proofpoint acquires Cloudmark for $110M in cybersecurity consolidation play
 As malicious groups continue to become more sophisticated in their hacking techniques, cybersecurity efforts are attempting to expand in their reach, and that is leading to some consolidation in...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch OneWeb is a step closer to bringing its global, satellite-based internet services to Earth
 The billionaire-backed corporation, which has raised over $1.7 billion from Virgin Group, SoftBank, Coca Cola, Bharti Group, Qualcomm and Airbus; just announced an exclusive $190 million contrac...
12:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Shape Security introduces tool to blunt impact of stolen password caches
 Shape Security is a company you may never heard of, yet it’s been around for five years and its founders include former Googlersand DoD officials. Their products provide the primary line o...
09:54 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Get three tickets with your Startup Alley Exhibitor package at Disrupt Berlin
 TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to Arena Berlin on 4-5 December, and and we’re looking for rockstar startups to be a part of Startup Alley. If you’ve never been to a Disrupt before, Sta...
09:34 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon launches Alexa-less Fire TV Stick for international users of its Prime video service
 We’re approaching one year since Amazon expanded its Prime video service to over 200 countries internationally, and today the company is doubling down on that global audience with the intr...
08:12 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Tencent is reportedly testing its own autonomous driving system
 Tencent is making progress on its own autonomous driving system, according to Bloomberg. The report says that Tencent, one of China’s largest tech firms and the maker of WeChat, already ha...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Renault shows off self-driving car that can avoid obstacles as well as pro test drivers
French carmaker Renault has developed technology that enables self-driving cars to avoid obstacles in emergency situations at up to the same speeds as professional test drivers. TechCrunch had the cha...
07:58 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch VC Shervin Pishevar sues GOP opposition research firm for smear campaign
 Sherpa Capital co-founder Shervin Pishevar has filed a lawsuit against Definers Public Affairs, a Republican opposition research firm that he believes is being paid to spread rumors about him.Th...
07:53 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch ShopBack raises $25M for its cash back shopping service in Southeast Asia
 One of Southeast Asia’s lesser-known startups has come out from under the radar today after ShopBack, a cash back-focused e-commerce service, announced it has raised $25 million. Founded i...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Mojiworks raises 2.1M Series A to build games for Facebook Messenger
 Mojiworks, the U.K. startup building games for messaging apps, has raised 2.1 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Balderton Capital, with participation from previous backers Lifelin...
06:25 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter says it will fix bug after search results for terms like bisexual were blocked
 Earlier this week, Twitter users complained after discovering that photo and news search results were blocked for terms like “bisexual.” Twitter apologized for what it said was an er...
04:15 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Lyfts chief operating officer will leave by the end of this year
 Lyft’s chief operating officer Rex Tibbens plans to step down by the end of the year. The news was first reported by Axios and confirmed by Lyft to TechCrunch. Read More ...
04:11 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Broadcom has its eyes on Qualcomm
Today’s StoriesBroadcom offers to acquire Qualcomm for $70 per shareIntel and AMD partner on graphics and CPU combo to challenge NvidiaComcast’s Xfinity internet service (and others) seem ...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft acqui-hires cinemagraphic photo app Swng
 Computer vision and clever imaging technology remain hot areas in consumer and enterprise apps, and today Microsoft is picking up a startup called Swng Technologies to give it some IP and talent...
12:08 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Big tech goes five for five
 As October came to a close, three of the five largest American tech companiesbeat earnings expectations.The quarterly results of Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet were impressive, with each firm b...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Neos launches IoT powered home insurance UK-wide
 What do you get if you combine the Internet of Things with the business of home insurance? UK startup Neos is hoping the answer is damage and/or theft prevention rather than just after-the-unfor...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Neos launches IoT-powered home insurance UK-wide
 What do you get if you combine the Internet of Things with the business of home insurance? U.K. startup Neos is hoping the answer is damage and/or theft prevention rather than just after-the-unf...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Challenger bank Monzo raises another 71M from Goodwater Capital, Stripe, and Michael Moritz
 Monzo, one of a number of “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, continues to be on a roll, both in terms of user numbers and now a significant new f...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, November 7, 2017
Techcrunch Challenger bank Monzo raises another 71M from Goodwater Capital, Stripe and Michael Moritz
 Monzo, one of a number of “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, continues to be on a roll, both in terms of user numbers and now a significant new f...
10:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook, WeWork and others use this startup to make swag
 Swag, especially good swag, can be important. That’s where Swag.com comes in. The company aims to be a way for companies to get quality swag to help people rep their brands. “People ...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat isnt working and users are freaking out
 Snapchat is having some technical difficulties with its service and its 173 million daily users arenot happy about it. Some people arehaving trouble sending and receiving messagesor connecting t...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Salesforce and Google are the latest pals in the cloud
 Salesforce and Google inked a deal today that could provide easier integration between Salesforce tools and Google’s G Suite and Google Analytics. It also named Google as a preferred cloud...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla electric semi truck reveal confirmed for November 16
 Tesla will unveil its electric semi truck on November 16, the company confirmed today via email invites sent to press. The invites feature a full-size off-center image of the Tesla truck, still ...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Tests give iPhone X display top honors, but camera is merely competitive
 Lab tests on the recently released iPhone X put Apple’s new flagship in the highest tiers of quality when it comes to the display and camera, but it’s only in the former category tha...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Boxed shows off the automated tech it uses to ship toilet paper and more
 Boxed offers the online equivalent of the bulk shopping offered at stores like Costco. But big discounts aren’t the only thing the company’s focused on. Boxed introduced automation t...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Apple has reportedly relocated its international tax residency to Jersey
 Last year, the European Union ordered Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion for illegal tax benefits in Ireland. The company smelled something fishy when Commissioner Margrethe Vestager started the i...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Apple has reportedly relocated its international cash to Jersey
 Last year, the EU ordered Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion for illegal tax benefits in Ireland. The company smelled something fishy when Commissioner Margrethe Vestager started the investigation...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Comcasts Xfinity internet service (and others) seems to be a bit broken nationwide this morning
 Having issues with Comcast this morning? You’re very much not alone. Right around 10 am Pacific, we started seeing reports from both coasts that the Internet had suddenly slowed to a halt....
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Comcasts Xfinity internet service (and others) seem to be a bit broken nationwide this morning
 Having issues with Comcast this morning? You’re very much not alone. Right around 10 am Pacific, we started seeing reports from both coasts that the internet had suddenly slowed to a halt....
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch A tale of two chip stocks
 Broadcom confirmed this morning that it would offer to acquire Qualcomm in one of the largest tech deals of all time, and one that would consolidate two storied semiconductor companies into a si...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch iPhone X first weekend adoption tops the iPhone 8 models
 The iPhone X is already showing strong consumer adoption, according to a new report from Localytics out today, despite the fact that long shipping delaysfor pre-orders mean many customers have y...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Photoslurp bags $870k for its shop the look UGC marketing platform
 Bootstrapping Barcelona-based visual commerce startup Photoslurphas taken its first external funding: Announcing750,000 (~$870k) in pre-Series A financing, led by Spanish VC Inveready Technology...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch B&Os Beoplay E8 totally wireless earbuds really are the total package
 Bang & Olufsen’s headphones tend to stand out from the crowd, and their new fully wireless mode, the Beoplay E8, is no exception. The E8 is easily the best totally wire-free headphone ...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Hellocar is another UK car buying startup closing doors
 The used car market seems ripe for disruption, not least in terms of customer service and creating a better experience online. However, if recent events are anything to go by, it is a hard nut t...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Hellocar is another UK car-buying startup closing doors
 The used-car market seems ripe for disruption, not least in terms of customer service and creating a better experience online. However, if recent events are anything to go by, it is a hard nut t...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Apple offers more bonds to finance its $300 billion capital return program
 Apple just started selling new bonds in order to finance a share buyback program and dividends for shareholders, as Bloomberg spotted in a filing. This is counterintuitive as Apple is sitting on...
05:18 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Google is surfacing Texas shooter misinformation in search results thanks also to Twitter
 Google has once again been called out for algorithmically encouraging the spread of dubious, politically charged speculation and misinformation around a topical news event. Read More ...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Cash, the service that lets you use cash to shop Amazon online, arrives at 7-Eleven
 Amazon Cash, the service that lets consumers add cash to their Amazon.com balance at brick-and-mortar retailers, is now available at nearly 8,000 7-Eleven convenience stores, the companies annou...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches Resonance Audio, its new spatial audio SDK
 As augmented reality slowly proliferates with the promise of bringing computer interaction into three-dimensional space, platform giants like Google are tasked with bringing every sense into 3D ...
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Album organizes photos with A.I. that runs on your phone, not in the cloud
 A new iOS app called Album+ is taking advantage of the increased A.I. capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos. The app’s features are similar to t...
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Album organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud
 A new iOS app, Album+, is taking advantage of the increased AI capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos. It can de-duplicate photos, for example, as well...
03:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Carmakers rushing to defend the EV tax credit in face of proposed cut
 The electric vehicle tax credit won’t die without a stirring defence – major automakers are moving their considerable lobbying might behind defend the credit, according to Automotive...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Backstage Capital invests $50K in singer Kehlanis tech startup
 Music artist Kehlani is getting into the tech business and she’s tapped Arlan Hamilton’s Backstage Capital for funding. Backstage Capital, the venture capital firm focused on funding...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Pienso raises $2.1M to help non-programmers interact with machine learning models
 Though the world could probably use a few more machine learning experts, there are a lot of non-programming specialists whose expertise could directly benefit ML models. That’s the thinkin...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch The CEO of Cambridge Analytica plans a book on its methods, and the US election
 Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica (CA) plans to publish a book on his firm’s approach to online campaigning, and it’s role in the US election. In an exclusive interview w...
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Cambridge Analytica CEO talks to TechCrunch about Trump, Hilary and the future
 Mike Butcher (MB): You think that digital advertising agencies have ‘got it coming’, such as the WPPs of this world. What do you mean by that? Alexander Nix (Nix): Actually probably ...
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Cambridge Analytica CEO talks to TechCrunch about Trump, Hillary and the future
 A few weeks ago I met with, and interviewed, Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica. His company has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency. It’s also been ...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch IDC forecast predicts strong demand for iPhone X in China
 Apple’s return to growth in the saturated China smartphone market was echoed by areport from IDC, out this morning, which attributes the rise in Apple’s market share to the strong sa...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Intel and AMD partner on graphics and CPU combo to challenge Nvidia
 Intel is working with AMD to produce a chip for notebook computers that pairs an Intel CPU with an AMD graphics processor, with a small, lightweight design that can nonetheless handle heavy grap...
02:25 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Ink raises $7M to make printing on college campuses less painful
 Ink, a Nebraska-based startup focused on revamping on-campus printing, has raised $7M from VTF Capital, SQN Venture Partners, Invest Nebraska and NE Angeles.This brings total funding to $15M, wi...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Kobalt raises $600M to buy up (and monetize) more music copyrights
 Kobalt, the music tech startup that has built a platform for rights holders to track incremental and full plays of music across a wide sea of platforms (in order to collect royalties on those pl...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Broadcom offers to acquire Qualcomm for $70 per share
 Following rumors over the weekend, chipmaker Broadcom has today confirmed it has approached wireless chipmaker Qualcomm with an acquisition offer that values the company at $130BN (including$25B...
01:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Quip adds an App Store as it pushes toward full-blown collaboration platform
 When Salesforce bought Quip, a document-based, mobile-first collaboration tool for $750 million last September, it may have seemed like an odd purchase, but Salesforce and Quip have been hard at...
01:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch ChartMogul grabs $2.2 million to build the financial dashboard of your subscription business
 What do you do when you want to create a software-as-a-service startup but it feels like everything has been built already? You build a product that helps existing SaaS startups. That’s wh...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Salesforce to offer more customized AI with myEinstein
 It’s been justover a year since Salesforce introduced Einstein, a set of artificial intelligence technologies that are designed to underlie and enhance the Salesforce product set. Today, a...
11:11 am GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Meet TechCrunchs Mike Butcher at Web Summit on Tuesday
 Two Minute Techcrunch!Since it’s impossible, as a journalist, to crawl around all the stands at Web Summit, I thought it would be easier to sit in one place and meet people there!Thus, you...
10:52 am GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch The Jolt is a $500 electric bike for the masses
 Electric bikes range in price but the best ones come in just north of $1,000. Now, however, you can own a foldable electric bike with a 50 mile range for less than $500. The Jolt ebike, created ...
10:02 am GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch I want to hear your pitch in Oman this Thursday
 Just a remind that I’m holding one of our patented MicroMeetups in Muscat, Oman on Thursday November 9th from 3pm to 6:30pm. We will meet at the Sheraton Oman. There is no RSVP list so jus...
09:37 am GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch New Samsung ad attacks Apple for 10 years of inferior iPhones
 It’s been some time since Samsung mocked Apple with videos on the inferiority of the iPhone — the exploding Note 7 set that argument back a fair amount— but the Korean firm has...
09:37 am GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 Agenda
 TechCrunch Disrupt is returning to Berlin for the first time since the original Disrupt Europe in 2013. Disrupt Berlin 2017 is one of the largest TechCrunch events we’ve held in Europe and...
08:46 am GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Kaodim raises $7M for its home services platform in Southeast Asia
 There’s more funding for Southeast Asia’s growing local services space after Kaodim, a Malaysia-based startup that operates in four countries in the region, raised $7 million.Founded...
06:37 am GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Uber rival Grab crosses 1 billion rides in Southeast Asia
 Grab, Uber’s fierce rival in Southeast Asia, announced today that its service has crossed one billion completed rides. The firm hit the milestone on October 26 when 66 concurrent trips fro...
05:30 am GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Red Hat starts moving its OpenStack platform to containers
 Red Hat is still best known for its Linux distribution, but the company has also long offered its own OpenStack distributionand additional services as well. Today, the company launched version 1...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, November 6, 2017
Techcrunch Covert influence is the new money laundering
 As more media companies realize Russia bought advertising space or promoted news stories — fake and otherwise — on their platforms, covert influence has become the new money launderi...
11:39 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch SoftBank increasing Sprint stake after T-Mobile deal called off
 The proposed tie-up between two American telecom giants was formally called off this weekend. Sprint and T-Mobile had been negotiations for months but ultimately decided not to go forward with a...
11:23 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia to leave Netflix this December
 Catch up while you can — all 12 seasons of the popular FX show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will no longer be available on Netflix after December 8th, according to Netflix Life....
10:33 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch PowerWatch, the body heat-powered smartwatch, starts shipping
 As far as gimmicks go, PowerWatch’s is pretty good. After generations of wearables with 24-hour battery lives, the promise of never having to charge your smartwatch again falls firmly into...
10:25 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch WeChat parent company Tencent joins the OpenStack Foundation as a Gold Member
 Shenzhen-based Tencent Holdings Limited, the parent company behind extremely popular services like WeChat and QQ, today announced that it is joining the OpenStack Foundation as a Gold Member. Op...
10:19 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter says it removed a search for bisexual in photos and news in error
 Quite a few people were upset upondiscovering Twitter had blocked the search for the word “bisexual” in photos and news earlier today. However, Twitter says the removal of search res...
10:10 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch OpenStacks next mission: bridging the gaps between open source projects
 OpenStack, the massive open source project that provides large businesses with the software tools to run their data center infrastructure, is now almost eight years old. While it had its ups and...
09:19 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos guide to life
 Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champagne at his rocket landing. The worldR...
09:19 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch Jeff Bezoss guide to life
 Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champagne at his rocket landing. The world...
07:31 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch Venture capitalist David Lee sues former partner Ron Conway for millions
 Millions of dollars are at stake in a legal battle between Ron Conway and his former SV Angel partner David Lee, according toa suit filed last week in Marin County Superior Court and first repor...
07:16 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch PSA: Dont train Face ID on your siblings face accidentally
 Some people are griping about Face ID, noting that sometimes their siblings can open their iPhone Xs using Face ID. There’s a simple reason for this. When your sibling who kind of looks li...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch Whats holding back VR?
 When it comes to virtual reality, we’re in a classic tech-industry moment: lots of chatter but seemingly little movement. We hear future-focused cheerleading from all corners about VR̵...
03:49 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch Bookeens Saga is a middling Kindle alternative with a built-in case
 How’s this for a press release headline? “Saga: the e-reader that changes the game of digital reading.” Compelling, right? within the first two sentences, Bookeen calls its new...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch Hillary Clinton and epistemological collapse
How do you know that Hillary Clinton exists? I’m serious; or, at least, I’m making a point. Bear with me. Think about it. You don’t know her personally, after all. You’ve never...
08:05 am GMT - Sun, November 5, 2017
Techcrunch Techs favorite royal Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been arrested in Saudi Arabia
 In a move sure to shock the business world, Saudi Arabia last night announced the arrest of at least eleven princes, including renowned billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, as part of...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 4, 2017
Techcrunch Quantifying the driverless startup boom
 For driverless car startups, raising capital seems to happen on autopilot. Investors and acquirers have put billions into the space over the past couple of years in the race for early-mover adva...
06:13 pm GMT - Sat, November 4, 2017
Techcrunch A closer look at the capabilities and risks of iPhone X face mapping
 Face ID has already generated a lot of excitement but the switch to a facial biometric doesraise privacy concerns — given that the human face is naturally an expression-rich medium which, ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 4, 2017
Techcrunch Why the end of the startup era could be great for entrepreneurs
 Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — A...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 4, 2017
Techcrunch How littleBits grew from side project to Star Wars
 Like many of the most compelling startups, littleBits began life as a side-hustle — no expectations, no early push for venture capital. Just a bit of tinkering to pass the time. Ayah Bdeir...
04:31 pm GMT - Sat, November 4, 2017
Techcrunch Dispatches from the cutting edge of computer vision
 The International Conference on Computer Vision just wrapped up, and at it the finest minds in CV and machine learning compared notes, gave presentations, and probably just marveled at how far w...
11:50 am GMT - Sat, November 4, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon to add second Vancouver office and 1,000 more jobs by 2020
 While Amazon has yet to reveal where in North America its second headquarters will be, the Seattle headquartered ecommerce behemoth has got Canadians excited by announcing it’s opening a s...
09:25 am GMT - Sat, November 4, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix cuts ties with House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey
 More fallout from allegations surrounding House of Cards actor, Kevin Spacey:Netflix has said it will no longer work with the actor at all. Read More ...
11:08 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch 4 TechCrunch writers bought the iPhone X. Here are our thoughts
 Happy iPhone X day! A few of us over here at TechCrunch received our new toys today and wanted to share some initial thoughts with y’all. Leggo. Read More ...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Evolve Foundation launches a $100 million fund to find startups working to relieve human suffering
 It seems there’s nothing but bad news out there lately, but here’s some good news — the nonprofit Evolve Foundation has raised $100 million for a new fund called the Conscious ...
10:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Tusk Ventures has closed its debut fund with $36 million
 Bradley Tusk, a former political operative who helps companies launch political-style campaigns, runs several businesses. One of them,Tusk Ventures, has been working with startups for a couple o...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Inside Summit Series, the invite-only getaway striving for altruism
 “Make No Small Plans” is the Summit Series motto, and it doesn’t. The “Burning Man meets Davos” event company has bought a mountain, rented cruise ships, and this w...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Aquantia up 6% following semiconductor IPO
 Tech IPOs have been picking up lately and one lesser-known semiconductor company, Aquantia, made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange today.The company raised $61 million in its offering, af...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch StarCraft II will be free to play starting November 14
 It was only in April that Blizzard made the original StarCraft free to play, and now the company has done the same for its sequel. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, which is certainly the most-play...
08:13 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Meurals upgraded Canvas is a surprisingly awesome showcase for art
 Meural’s second-generation Canvas digital art display is now available, and I’ve been testing one out for the past couple of weeks to see how it stacks up. This is my first experienc...
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: We have mixed feelings about Stranger Things 2
 Stranger Things 2 (as Netflix and the Duffer Brothers are calling the second season of their hit show) has been out for a full week, so some serious fans have already watched all nine episodes.T...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Snap, where are my anibitmoji?
 The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Apple’s highly-anticipated iPhone X has made it into the hands of everyday customers. I’m a big weirdo, so I’ve been m...
07:59 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Over 15 Million watched the Stranger Things 2 premiere by its third day on Netflix
 Netflix definitely has a hit show on its hands with the recent release of Stranger Things 2. According to new data this week from Nielsen, which only recently began measuring subscription video ...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch On iPhone X launch day, Apple draws a crowd
 Today, the iPhone X became available in Apple retail stores across the globe. And given the fanfare around iPhone launches for the past decade, we couldn’t help but show up and chat with o...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Early-bird ticket deadline for Disrupt Berlin extended til 22 November
 Friends, if you include yourself among the ranks of world-class procrastinators, we’re here to say that you just got lucky. We’re extending the deadline on deep discount savings for ...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch iPhone X teardown finds major changes inside the gleaming exterior
 The iPhone 8 may have been filled with the expected kit, but we’ve all been looking forward to finding out what fun Apple’s engineers had putting together the all-new iPhone X —...
06:35 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter says it has implemented safeguards to prevent Trump account deactivation
 President Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated on Thursday for 11 minutes at the hands of a rogue employee on their last day at the company. While many cheered the attempt at halting th...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Unubo makes it easy to track what you or your startup spends on subscription services
 Unubo, a new U.K. startup soft-launched a couple of months ago, is pretty meta: a software-as-a-Service to help you track the cost of SaaS and other subscription-based products or services you a...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Fresh is shutting down in some neighborhoods, including ones in San Francisco
 Amazon is pulling the plug on Fresh, its grocery delivery service, in parts of nine states throughout the country, Recode reports. So, if you live in certain parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts,...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Fresh is shutting down in some neighborhoods
 Amazon is pulling the plug on Fresh, its grocery delivery service, in parts of nine states throughout the country, Recode reports. So, if you live in certain parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts,...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Niantic acqui-hires Evertoon to add a social network to Pokmon Go and other apps
 Niantic, the company behind the hit mobile game Pokmon Go and its predecessor, Ingress, announced today it has acquired the team from the startup Evertoon to help it further build out its mobile...
04:56 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter posts a new version of its rules with updated sections on abuse, spam, violence and more
 Twitter today published a new version of its rules, in an effort to further clarify its policies about abuse, spam, self-harm and other topics, as well as to better explain how it determines the...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch WhatsApps hour-long outage today was global in scale, likely caused by software bug
 Did WhatsApp go down for you earlier today? You weren’t alone. The Facebook-owned messaging service experienced a roughly hour-long global outage on Friday, which led to difficulties in ac...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Hevo Data gets $1M in seed funding to streamline data integration
 Going from food delivery to data integration might seem like an unlikely progression for a startup team, but it was a natural fit for Hevo Data’s founders. Manish Jethani and Sourabh Agarw...
02:59 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Lazy Jars app makes you pay for not exercising enough
 Want to exercise more, but lack motivation? An app called Lazy Jar, aimed at Fitbit owners, may be able to help. The app actually penalizes you a monetary amount if you fail to meet the fitness ...
02:56 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Sources: Snap has acquired Metamarkets for less than $100M to step up its ad tech play
 As Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, gears up to report its quarterly earnings next week, it looks like the company is making some moves to beef up its primary business line, advertising. Te...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Lets meet in Muscat
 I’ll be rolling through Oman next week for a conference and I thought it would be fun to see what the region has to offer. I’m holding one of my patented MicroMeetups in Muscat, Oman...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat fell out of the top 10 for first time this year in Q3
 Snapchat’s mobile app fell out of the top 10 for the first time this year during Q3 2017, according to a recent report from Sensor Tower. The app, which had been ranked at #8 during Q2 201...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat fell out of the iOS top 10 for first time this year in Q3
 Snapchat’s mobile app fell out of the top 10 for the first time this year during Q3 2017, according to a recent report from Sensor Tower. The app, which had been ranked at #8 during Q2 201...
02:07 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Query friends or fans with new GIF and photo Facebook Polls
 Facebook Questions first launched in 2010 as a Quora wannabe before shifting into lighter-weight polls, but Facebook shut the feature down in 2012. Apparently it was just ahead of its time as Fa...
01:56 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Beheld is a new startup that lets you scan, send, and print yourself
 Kar Kinkead and Peter Weijmarshausen met at their old company, Shapeways. Weijmarshausen recently stepped down as CEO and was looking for something cool to do when he and Kinkead realized that t...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Apple and Tesla report earnings, and IPOs are back
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat due to the huge news cycle we followed...
01:05 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Apples revenues in China are growing again
 Apple’s blockbuster Q4 pushed the company’s valuation to $900 billion, but it also saw the firm return to growth in key market China following a challenging past couple of years.Anal...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch N26 is launching its bank in the UK in 2018
 Fintech startup N26 is announcing yet another international expansion move. The company plans to launch its bank of the future in the U.K. at some point during the first half of 2018.As N26 alre...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership with Adobe Experience Manager and Dynamics 365 integration
 Adobe and Microsoft expanded their continuing partnership today when they announced that they are making it easy to share data between Adobe Experience Manager, a website marketing tool and Dyna...
12:41 pm GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Globality raises $35 million for its marketplace to connect small companies with big business
 Small business has long been held as a key driver of the global economy, but these businesses often don’t have access to large multinational companies who could use their services. Hoping ...
11:11 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up on high-power charging network
 BMW Group, Daimler, Ford Motor Company, and the Volkswagen Group (with subsidiaries Audi and Porsche) will join up to create a high-power charging network for electric vehicles called “Ion...
10:12 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Mapbox acquires Mapdata to help it expand into AR maps
 Two weeks after announcing $164 million in funding, mapping data startup Mapbox has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired MapData, a neural network-based mapping startup based out...
10:12 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Mapbox acquires neural network startup Mapdata to help it expand into AR maps
 Two weeks after announcing $164 million in funding, mapping data startup Mapbox has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired MapData, a artificial intelligence mapping startup based ...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Early-bird ticket pricing for Disrupt Berlin ends tonight
 This is it, folks. At midnight tonight, Berlin local time, the countdown clock for early-bird tickets to Disrupt Berlin runs out. And when that countdown ends, so does your chance to save 30 per...
07:39 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Apples record services revenue suggests growth in Apple Pay, Apple Music
 Everyone’s favorite almost-trillion-dollar company reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. And while much of the attention was on stellar iPhone sales, Apple wants to ...
07:11 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Paytm brings messaging features to Indias top digital wallet app
 Paytm, India’s top digital wallet and payment service, has introduced a chat feature to amp up its appeal among an increasingly competitive market. The new ‘Inbox’ feature, whi...
07:01 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Xbox One X review: This is the ultimate Xbox
 This is the Xbox One X. It’s the fastest and smallest Xbox and the first to offer games in 4K. At $499 the higher resolution comes at a steep price. After a week with the console and hours...
03:43 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch DoubleDutch CEO Bryan Parker is out after a couple of months
 Live engagement marketing platform DoubleDutch has replaced CEO Bryan Parker, who was appointed from COO to CEO just two months ago, TechCrunch has learned. Lawrence Coburn, founder of DoubleDut...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Bitcoin Passes $7,000 Oh My!
Bitcoin passes $7,000, VMware acquires VeloCloud and TransferWise closes on a $280 million investment. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Pimax is raking in millions for an 8K VR headset to take on Facebook and HTC
 If you’re paying attention to the virtual reality market, 2017 would appear to be a pretty awful time to start growing a VR hardware startup. OculusVR’s Kickstarter campaign took pla...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Developer community Stack Overflow lays off reportedly 20% of staff as it refocusses business
 Some changes are underway at Stack Overflow, the online community where some 50 million developers and others converge to talk programming and many other things. TechCrunch has learned and confi...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Developer community Stack Overflow lays off reportedly 20% as it refocusses business
 Some changes are underway at Stack Overflow, the online community where some 50 million developers and others converge to talk programming and many other things. TechCrunch has learned and confi...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Developer community Stack Overflow reportedly lays off 20% as it refocusses business
 Some changes are underway at Stack Overflow, the online community where some 50 million developers and others converge to talk programming and many other things. TechCrunch has learned and confi...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Fifteen-year-old Black Duck Software gets its exit, selling to Synopsys for $565 million
 Black Duck Software, a 15-year-old company whose products automate the process of securing and managing open-source software — including detecting license compliance issues — is bein...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Trumps Twitter account temporarily disappeared
 President Trump’s infamous Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump went briefly offline on Thursday, setting forth a wave of confusion and emotions. Trump's Twitter account appears to be dow...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Trumps Twitter account temporarily deactivated due to employee error
 President Trump’s infamous Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump went offline briefly on Thursday, setting forth a wave of confusion and emotions. Read More ...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, November 3, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter employee deactivates Trumps account on their last day
 President Trump’s infamous Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump went offline briefly on Thursday, setting forth a wave of confusion and emotions. Read More ...
11:48 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Qualcomm sues Apple, alleging it shared chip code with Intel
 Qualcomm has levied another lawsuit against Apple, this time alleging that the iPhone maker took advantage of its “unprecedented access” to Qualcomm’s code to aid Intel, Bloomb...
11:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch That proposed tax plan would kill the $7,500 electric vehicle credit
 The tax plan proposed by House Republicans has hiding in it the repeal of a $7,500 tax credit that has arguably been one of the main drivers of electric vehicle purchases. Removing the credit wo...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Vetted buys VetPronto in yet more on-demand consolidation
 Consolidation continues to dog the world of on-demand startups — literally and figuratively. In the latest development, Vetted, a startup focused on veterinary services, is acquiring VetPr...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch New technology puts the AI in aid for US veterans
 As part of their latest endeavor to improve care for our country’s combat vets, the Department of Veterans Affairs has invested in a rapidly advancing form of intelligence: the artificial ...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch VCs carried interest is safe for now, preserved in a new tax bill released today
 The House tax bill released earlier today has something for VCs (and private equity folks, and hedge fund managers) to celebrate: it doesn’t touch the carried interest tax break that both ...
09:57 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Logitech is experimenting with a keyboard built for Virtual Reality
 As simple as it seems, dealing with the keyboard is of the weirder challenges that many notice the first time they check out virtual reality. Even if you’ve been touch typing for decades, ...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist shut down
 DNAInfo and Gothamist have both shut down,a week after reporters and editors at the local news sites unionized. Their archives seem to have disappeared — if you visit either front page, or...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube Kids update gives kids their own profiles, expands controls
 YouTube Kids, the kid-friendly, more filtered version of YouTube first introduced in 2015, is getting a notable upgrade. The updated app is adding several new features designed to reflect the ap...
09:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Apple taps $900B after a blowout fourth quarter
 Apple is continuing its run toward $1 trillion today, as a huge fiscal fourth quarter sent the stock to new highs and helped its market cap briefly hit $900 billion — though it’s sin...
08:49 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Tosca Musk raises $4.75M for Passionflix, a streaming service thats all about romance
 We’ve seen streaming services focused on art movies, horror movies and comedy (R.I.P. Seeso) — so why not romance? That’s the thinking behindPassionflix, a startup announcing t...
08:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Apple delivers on its much-hyped promise to Wall Street in spades
 As Apple looks to set itself up to Wall Street as the de-facto standard of what a smartphone can — and should — look like as consumer demand evolves over time, it was able for the la...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Super Mario Odyssey is the USs fastest-selling Mario of all time
 Nintendo’s having a good year, and it looks like the latest Mario is set to make it even better. Super Mario Odyssey is the fastest-selling Mario ever, in the U.S. at least, breezing past ...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Sidewalk Labs could pilot city-changing tech in Toronto sooner than you think
 Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs smart city subsidiary is working with Toronto to help plan a brand new community, but nothing’s set in stone on that front yet, with a 12-month lead-up perio...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Pandora misses a beat, shares down 6% after posting earnings
 Music streaming business Pandora reported earnings after the bell on Thursday. Adjusted earnings per share were negative six cents, better than the negative eight cents that Yahoo Finance analys...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch WeWork will open a new SF HQ in the Salesforce Tower
 WeWork has money to blow, so the $20 billion startup is putting some of it toward a second headquarters — this time in San Francisco instead of New York, Recode reports. The plan is to loc...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Cisco Spark Assistant bringing voice commands to meeting hardware
 Anyone who has used modern meeting software knows it’s still fraught with challenges trying to get everyone into the meeting, futzing with the hardware or software and smoothly integrating...
07:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Smart toy startup Elemental Path introduces the STEMosaur, a robot kids can put together
 Elemental Path has come a long way since it debuted its first Cognitoy at Disrupt in 2016. The smart toy maker debuted on Kickstarter with an IBM Watson-powered toy dinosaur kids could talk to. ...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Mobile holiday shopping visits in U.S. will surpass desktop for first time
 Mobile’s contribution to holiday shopping, in terms of both visits and sales, has been growing every year. But the 2017 holiday shopping season will hit a new milestone: for the first time...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Pandora made $80M in U.S. app store revenue in Q3, booting Netflix from the top grossing spot
 In the face of fierce competition from Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora has been growing its in-app subscription revenues, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The streaming music service ea...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Blue Apron shares trade down 9% after disappointing earnings
 Blue Apron just can’t catch a break. The New York-based cooking kit businessreleased its third-quarter earnings before the bell on Thursday. The results were mixed. The company handily bea...
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Justin Trudeau explains why Canada really gets AI and smart cities
 At Google’s Go North event today in Toronto, which features a slate of speakers focused primarily on artificial intelligence, Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt spoke to Prime Minister Justin ...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Thor: Ragnarok takes us to a weirder, goofier corner of the Marvel Universe
 The posters and trailers for Thor: Ragnarok promised something different — a movie that’s a little more psychedelic than your typical Marvel film, a little more retro, while taking i...
04:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Rallyteam raises $8.6 million to keep employees at companies
 How can companies stop the best employees from leaving? Money. A good corporate culture. But some people are dissatisfied with the skills they’re gaining in their roles. Rallyteam has foun...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch DeepMind has yet to find out how smart its AlphaGo Zero AI could be
 Once Alphabet’s artificial intelligence company DeepMind had masted the ability to defeat the best human Go players in the world, it tried to beat its own best attempts using an approach b...
03:33 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch VMware acquires VeloCloud as it moves deeper into networking
 VMware announced today that it was acquiring VeloCloud, a startup that focuses on cloud-based wide area networks (WAN), those networks that span a broad area across data centers or regions. The ...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Snap joins the great burger debate with launch of dancing burger AR lens
 Just when you thought great burger debate had abated, Snapchat has arrived to pour more lighter fluid on the grill. This week, Snap unveiled a cheeseburger AR filter, and it has the same devil-m...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch OpenAI Director Shivon Zilis explains why AI requires oversight now
 At Google’s second annual Go North conference, much of the focus is on artificial intelligence and its impact on our world. The conference kicked off with a discussion between OpenAI Direc...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Alexa gets its first celeb voice with Oprah, but its just a holiday promo
 Alexa is getting its first celebrity voice, and it’s Oprah. Before you get too excited, Oprah won’t respond to your day-to-day questions, as Alexa does – instead, the addition ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch First batch of free Disrupt Berlin Hackathon tickets available now
 Aufmerksamkeit, menschen! You know what makes Disrupt Berlin Europe’s premier tech conference for startups, entrepreneurs, investors and hackers more exciting (who knew that was even possi...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch The Loog Pro allows children to shred their faces off and/or shout the devil
 Children who are about to rock, we salute you. The Loog Pro is a guitar made just for kids and features three strings that can be tuned in various open tunings for easy playing. The original Loo...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Dashlane universal password manager comes to Linux, Chromebook and Microsoft Edge
 Dashlane, a popular password manager that now reaches 9 million users, is launching today on Linux, Chromebook, and in Microsoft Edge for the first time. The company before required users to ins...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Pusher launches Chatkit to make it easy for developers to add chat functionality
 Pusher, the London startup that provides tools and cloud infrastructure for developers to add real-time functionality to their apps, such as push notifications and messages, has launched a new p...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Battery Ventures leads $75M Series D in travel activities platform GetYourGuide
 Right after Berlin-based travel activities booking platform GetYourGuide announced its$50 million Series C, one of Europe’s biggest tourist draws, the city of Paris, was rocked by a series...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch G-Ro rolls out four new smart bags
 I doubt there has been a time that I’ve scrolled through Facebook and not seen the G-Ro. While this could be part of the magic of retargeting but it could also be fate because the G-Ro has...
01:25 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Arbe Robotics raises $9M to build high-resolution radars for autonomous cars
 As carmakers and tech companies continue to improve the mechanics and reliability of self-driving cars, Arbe Robotics, a Tel Aviv startup developing a high-resolution radar system to help those ...
01:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Another blockbuster quarter for Alibaba as revenue surges 61%
 Alibaba’s stellar financial performance continues unabated after the Chinese e-commerce giant again beat analyst expectations thanks to impressive growth in its core business at home. The ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Rebagg loses a g to rebrand luxury handbag marketplace
 Who needs two g’s when you can get by with one? Luxury handbag marketplace Rebagg is now Rebag because the startup “really wanted to elevate our game,” said Charles Gorra, foun...
12:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Glint raises another $20M to help companies figure out how their employees really feel
 Glint, a startup that helps companies improve their employee retention rates, announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series D funding. The round, which includes participation from ret...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Digital experience company Instart Logic raises $30M for global expansion
 Instart Logichas raised $30 million in Series E funding. The company describes its technology as a “digital experience platform.” If that sounds vague, it’s partly because Inst...
11:40 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Melonport and ICONOMI founders come to Disrupt Berlin to talk about the future of ICOs
 Are ICOs here to stay? After producing so many headlines in 2017, the future of token sales is still filled with uncertainty. That’s why it’s going to be exciting to listen to Melonp...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Bitcoin blasts past $7,000 to reach another record high in 2017
 Bitcoin’s incredible march continues in 2017 after the cryptocurrency broke $7,000 per coin for the first time. The surge even saw it go on to reach a high of $7,200 on some exchanges. The...
10:52 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch First Minute Capital joins $5.8M seed for AR treasure hunt game Snatch
 Pokemon Go is a game that spawns cute monsters for players to try to catch. But the massive popularity of the augmented reality title, which saw hoards of humans roaming parks and piers seeking ...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Only two days left to buy early-bird tickets to Disrupt Berlin
 What could Disrupt Berlin— Europe’s premier event for entrepreneurs, investors, hackers and tech fans — possibly have in common with Eddie Murphy’s 1982 police action/com...
07:18 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Open source database startup MariaDB confirms $27M investment led by Alibaba
 Open source database startup MariaDB has announced a new $27 million round of funding led by Alibaba, confirming the news that TechCrunch reported in September.As we wrote then, Alibaba contribu...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch HTC intros a $349 version of the U11
 I honestly thought HTC had sent the wrong phone in the mail when the U11 Life arrived. The new phone looks almost identical to its namesake at first glance — and that’s by design. Of...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch HTCs bigger, better and clearer U11 Plus wont be coming to the U.S.
 HTC unveiled two new phones during an overnight event in Taiwan. Both are variations on the company’s U11 flagship — one’s is a budget version, the other’s a six-inch, pr...
06:54 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Didi Chuxing will build its own electric vehicle charging network
 Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-sharing company, will form a joint venture to build its own charging network for electric cars. In an announcement today, Didi Chuxing co-founder and chi...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch TransferWise announces whopping $280M investment as early shareholders cash in
 TransferWise, the international money transfer company and one of Europe’s better-known unicorns, has announced $280 million in new investment today.The Series E round is led by asset mana...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Doppler Labs Shuts Down
Doppler Labs shuts down, Sony releases V2 of the robot dog Aibo and Robinhood now has a web version. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch New Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer prepares you for some twists
 There’s a new 45 second spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which premiered tonight during some kind of sport ball game, but which is lucky also available on the internet so you can just wa...
12:08 am GMT - Thu, November 2, 2017
Techcrunch Coin offerings using celebrity glitter may not be golden, SEC warns
 A slew of media stars have hitched their stars to various virtual currencies, lending their social media outreach and luster to projects that have seemed less than golden. Now the SEC is warning...
11:49 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Heres how the Russian ads on Facebook performed and how much they cost
 It’s impossible to know just how much stuff being circulated on social networks is Russian state content in sheep’s clothing, although tech companies are scrambling to figure that ou...
11:49 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Heres how Russia targeted its fake Facebook ads and how those ads performed
 It’s impossible to know just how much stuff being circulated on social networks is Russian state content in sheep’s clothing, although tech companies are scrambling to figure that ou...
10:52 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk says Teslas China factory could begin production in roughly three years
 Tesla last week officially confirmed its plans to set up a manufacturing facility in China, and now we know a bit more about what it’s planning to do in terms of production. At the time, T...
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla could upgrade customer computers to meet self-driving requirements
 Elon Musk had some thoughts to share regarding full autonomy and how the automaker is preparing to deliver this to customers down the road. The company announced that its new vehicles had all th...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Blue Apron competitor HelloFresh prices IPO, raising up to $369 million
 HelloFresh,the Berlin-based cooking kit delivery company, priced itsIPO at the middle of its expected range at 10.25, orroughly $11.91. This means thatthe company could raiseup to318 million in ...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Watch the [email protected] pitches live right here
 After months of preparation, startups will gather at St. James Palace in London to compete in the [email protected] pitch-off. TechCrunch will be broadcasting the competition live here beginning at 5...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch With Apple lawsuits still looming, Qualcomm beats revenue expectations
 Against a backdrop of a year-long legal battle with Apple, Qualcomm has beat analysts’ revenue and earnings estimates in its fourth fiscal quarter. Qualcomm booking $5.96 billion in sales,...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status hit 300M users, nearly 2X Snapchat
 Instagram and WhatsApp’s Snapchat clones aren’t slowing down. Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status both now have 300 million daily activ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch How cities can harness the good and avoid the bad of the new mobility movement
 In late September, Londonmade headlineswhen it stripped popular ride-hailing app Uber of its license to operate in the city. The wall-to-wall coverage that followed the decision was a sign, if a...
09:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Reddit CEO talks taking site from dystopian Craigslist to the most human place on the internet
 Reddit CEO Steve Huffman took to the site for his “quarterly inquisition,” an AMA where he fielded questions from users and moderators. The discussion today focused on empowering mod...
09:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Zuck says ad transparency regulation would be very good if its done well
 Despite Facebook’s effort to rapidly self-regulate in the wake of Russian interference in the US election using Facebook ads, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he would support government regulatio...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch This is the Razer phone
 It’s no big secret that Razer (the company best known for building gaming peripherals and laptops) has been building a phone. The company bought fledgling smartphone maker Nextbit earlier ...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Teslas Wall Street hype train hits a speed bump
 Tesla’s march toward its goal of being able to produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week is a very expensive prospect — but the company, which says it will have $1 billion in capital e...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla predicts production rate of 5K Model 3 cars per week by late Q1 2018
 Tesla went into a bit more detail about the production challenges it faces with the Model 3 in its letter to investors on the heels of its earnings report for Q3 today. We already know that Tesl...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Yelp beats earnings, but outlook is bad
 Yelp, the platform which connects consumers and local businesses,posted third-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday.Yelp’s net revenue for the third quarter was $222.4 million, 19% ...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch GoPro stock dives 11% after-hours on poor guidance for holiday season
 While many were hoping that GoPro’s efforts to turn the company around would continue with its Q3 earnings release today, Wall Street did not like what they saw sending GoPro’s stock...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Thoughts on the #techhearings from my time in Product Safety at Twitter
 I created the Product Safety and Security Team at Twitter. At different points in time I was responsible for the engineering of tools to mitigate abuse, compromised accounts and the login infras...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Fitbit beats analyst estimates but takes a net loss of $113 million in Q3
 It seems Fitbit is only slightly benefitting from the news of its new products — particularly the Fitbit Ionic device. The company just reported it beat analyst estimates with a non-GAAP n...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook beats in Q3 with $4.7B profit, record share price despite Russia
 Facebook is still in the middle of its House Intelligence Committee hearing about Russian election interference, but the looming concerns over misuse haven’t dampened its business as profi...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch CTrip Group snaps up travel search startup Trip.com
 Trip.com, a travel discovery app formerly known as Gogobot, is getting acquired amid a flurry of activity surrounding trip discovery tools and companies — and the emerging presence of Airb...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Here are the Russian ads that deceived users on Facebook and Instagram
 Russian interests have been attempting to influence public opinion via social media to an extent no one expected. The content itself, however, has largely been a mystery — the ads and fake...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Altair Engineering soars 41% in public debut
 Michigan-based Altair Engineeringis off to the races in its public debut. After pricing shares at $13, the enterprise software company raised $156 million. Then Altair saw its shares soar more t...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Accel launches UC Berkeley mentorship program
 Sometimes it seems like Stanford gets all the VC attention, but there’s another great school in the Bay Area. UC Berkeley is the top-ranked public school in the countryand renowned venture...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Google takes aim at medtech for Launchpad Studios first batch of AI-focused startups
 Google has been going all-in on AI and machine learning for some time now, and part of that is, of course, nurturing the growing ecosystem around it, from developer tools to startups. Their late...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Ceres Imaging scores $2.5M to bring machine learning-powered insights to farmers
 Agtech has largely seemed underserved by emerging startups, though farmers have largely proven more receptive to adopting new tech than most might assume. Ceres Imaging has a fairly straightforw...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch On Russia, tech doesnt know what it doesnt know
 While the Senate has spent the better part of a year making sense of Russia’s actions to influence the 2016 election, tech made quick work of its own analysis — or so it thinks. The ...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch GarageBand for iOS gets an in-app instrument store and 80s-style drum machines
 A fancy new iPhone’s as good a reason as any to bring a big upgrade to Apple’s free music production service, GarageBand. The iOS version of the app is getting a slew of updates for ...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Smart earbuds startup Doppler Labs shuts down after raising $50M
 Doppler Labs, a smart earbud company that raised more than $50 million in funding from backers like Universal Music, Live Nation and the Chernin Group has shut down after running out of cash and...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Google will pull its QPX Express API in April 2018, cutting off its airfare feed
 As Google gradually builds out its footprint in travel search, the company is also making a move to cut off its role as a data provider to would-be competitors. The company has quietly announced...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Periscope ups payouts to broadcasters on sales of Super Hearts, adds holiday bonuses
 Twitter’s Periscope is going after live broadcasters in a big way, as it’s now promising to give back more of their earnings from the sales of Super Hearts in their live video stream...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Palo Alto nonprofit Benetech wins a $42.5M Dept. of Education grant, a nod to founder Jim Fruchtermans quest to help the blind
 With one day left to go in the federal fiscal year, the department had renewed funding for a longstanding reading program for the disabled, and it had chosen Benetech for the third time to run t...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Credit Karma rolls out a hub to check out the details of your car
 While you can open up your bank app and probably find all the relevant information for your credit cards and bank accounts, there isn’t really a very neat spot for the same information on ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches Poly, a home for the worlds 3D objects built for creators
 As Google builds platforms like ARCore and Daydream that allow users to step into virtual worlds or put virtual scenes inside their phone’s field-of-view, there’s a big onus on game ...
03:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Googles Pixelbook is my new favorite travel buddy
 The Google Pixelbook is a bit of an odd duck among notebooks, or among tablets – or even among notebook/tablet hybrids. It’s a Chromebook, which by now is an established category, th...
03:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Trump and Clinton spent $81M on US election Facebook ads, Russian agency $46K
 Russian information troll farm the Internert Research Agency spent just 0.05% as much on Facebook ads as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaigns combined in the run up to the 2016 US ...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung now offers an Enterprise Edition of the Note 8 for business
 The push to let employees bring their own devices to work has been underway for some time now — in fact, it’s a big part of what ultimately doomed enterprise-focused hardware compani...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Fords Canvas monthly car subscription car service expands to LA
 Canvas is expanding beyond its home city of San Francisco, with an expansion of its monthly subscription car ownership model to Los Angeles – possibly the most car-loving city in the world...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Tuurnt lets people pay you to party
 Do you like to party? Do you like money? Friend, have I got a startup for you.Tuurnt is based on the concept of rent parties, parties folks used to hold to pay rent at the end of the month. The ...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Audibles new romance audiobooks service uses machine learning to jump to the sex scenes
 Let’s admit it: you probably aren’t reading that romance novel for the plot. Or its literary value. Audible knows this, and is today launching a new collection of romance-themed audi...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch 120K Instagrams by Russian election attackers hit 20M Americans
 Facebook detailed the extent of Russia’s election interference campaign on Instagram today during its second congressional hearing. Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch said that 120,000...
02:23 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Markforged raises $30 million from industrial investors
 When Greg Mark takes his 3D printer to VCs he gets blank stares. The Boston-based CEO of Markforged, a 3D printing company that specializes in printing carbon fiber and metals, has found that fe...
02:12 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Life is getting easier for men for two reasons and startups, and investors, are on it
 It’s never been a better time to be a man who privately suffers erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or hair loss. Before you roll your eyes, that is a lot of men. They are notthe s...
02:12 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Life is changing for men for two reasons and new startups are on it
 It’s never been a better time to be a man who privately suffers erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or hair loss. Before you roll your eyes, that is a lot of men. They are notthe s...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Clutter, the on-demand storage company, will now offer in-city moving
 Moving is one of the most stressful life events you can go through. But Clutter, the on-demand storage startup based in NYC, is looking to make that a little more pleasant.Today, Clutter is anno...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Robinhood stock trading comes to web with finance news for its 3M users
 You know what’s cool? Not just being worth over $1 billion, but saving your customers $1 billion. Today, zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood announced that it’s hit 3 million regist...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Shoppable video startup Cinematique has a new CEO and $1.4M in new funding
 Cinematique has a new CEO — investor and entrepreneur Paul Dawalibi. The startup describes its product as enabling “touchable video.” In other words, when you’re watching...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon adds an AR shopping feature to its iOS app
 Amazon today is introducing a new feature called AR View that lets customers visualize online products in their own living space, using their smartphone camera. Launched today in the Amazon app ...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Expense report analysis startup AppZen raises $13M to build a smarter back office
 Expense reports aren’t the most exciting thing in the universe. But when you reach the scale of say, Amazon, and have tens of thousands of employees, making sure everything comes through s...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Groupon adds ad exec Steve Krenzer as new COO, sold assets to Grubhub for $20M
 Groupon, the local deals platform, reported Q3 earnings today that provided more details on how it is restructuring its business; and it also took the moment to announce that it has finally appo...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Investor Gil Penchina talks about the future of cryptocurrency
 Investor Gil Penchina has a lot of ideas about the future of the seamless economy. Instead of car ownership, he says, we’ll walk outside and a car will pick us up. Instead of food we’...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Quip raises $10 million for electric toothbrushes
 There are venture-backed shoes, razors, and glasses. So why not, toothbrushes? Quip has raised a $10 million round for its dental care business. Sherpa Capital and other unnamed fashion and ente...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch InVision picks up $100 million Series E
 InVision, the design collaboration tool based out of New York, has today announced the close of a $100 million Series E funding round. The financing was led by Battery Ventures, with participati...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Essential Phone is the best deal in smartphones thanks to camera updates
 The Essential Phone has come a long way since launch in one key area: Photography. When it first hit the market a few months ago, the camera had a nasty tendency to crash and was a bit slow to l...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Apply to bring your school or organization to Disrupt Berlin
 Applications arenow openforstudent groups to attendDisrupt Berlin at Arena Berlin on 5 December (Tuesday).The program is part ofInclude, TechCrunch’s diversity program aimed at facilitatin...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Virgin creates Vox Space for its government-related launches
 The universe can welcome yet another entrant into the space race, and yet another company into Richard Branson’s portfolio.. TechCrunch has learned that Branson’s Virgin Orbit has qu...
11:20 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Hear what cryptocurrency has to offer with Gavin Wood and Jutta Steiner
 Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have created as much excitement among a new generation of investors and speculators in this century as tulip bulbs meant for a past generation of prosp...
11:19 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Sony reboots Aibo with AI and extra kawaii
 Therumors had it right: Sony is rebooting its robot dog, Aibo, announcing a new four-legged companion AI-powered bot incoming with the same brand name but more rounded corners and visible facial...
10:02 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft expands HoloLens headsets to 29 new European markets
 Nearly two years on from Microsoft unveiling its HoloLens augmented reality headsets, we don’t have a firm number of how many units have been sold, but we do know that Microsoft is banking...
10:02 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft expands HoloLens headsets to 29 new markets, now up to 39
 Nearly three years on from Microsoft unveiling its HoloLens augmented reality headsets, the company todayannounceda major expansion of its availability: 29 more markets in Europe, nearly triplin...
08:12 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia, is now officially also a digital payments company
 Grab is best known for rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, but today the company took a major step into becoming a fintech player, too.That’s because the ride-sharing firm, which recently rai...
08:05 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Kano raises $28M as its its kid-friendly computer kits hit 4,500 stores
 Kano — the startup that teaches kids (and adults) about computers and coding by way of a variety of do-it-yourself hardware building kits — is announcing an important milestone in it...
08:05 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Kano raises $28M as its kid-friendly computer kits hit 4,500 stores
 Kano — the startup that teaches kids (and adults) about computers and coding by way of a variety of do-it-yourself hardware building kits — is announcing an important milestone in it...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Sunlight raises 500K seed for its employee learning and development platform
 Sunlight, a London startup that offers an employee learning and development platform to let companies offer more bespoke professional development, has picked up 500,000 in seed backing. Leading ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Europes Brighteye Ventures closes 50M fund to invest in edtech startups
 Brighteye Ventures, a relatively new European VC dedicated to investing in edtech startups, is announcing that it has closed a 50 million first fund. Read More ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch You have 3 days left to save big money on Disrupt Berlin tickets
 The only thing worse than missing out on attending Disrupt Berlin (the horror!) is paying nearly 30 percent more for your ticket than you have to. And that’s just what will happen if you d...
06:43 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas JD.com leads $19M investment in Southeast Asian online fashion brand Pomelo
 This year has seen unprecedented interest in Southeast Asia’s startups from Chinese tech firms, and today we can add another deal to the pile. JD.com, the close rival to Alibaba, has led a...
04:29 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch New York terror suspect was an Uber driver
 New York terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov was a driver for Uber, the company confirms. He has been accused of driving a truck into a crowd near the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Tuesday, repo...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch IBM Cloud Private brings cloud native computing to your data center
 As companies search for ways to modernize their technology stacks, they struggle with managing the legacy software (and hardware) inside their own data centers. IBM introduced a new private clou...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft 365 for small and medium businesses is now generally available
Microsoft 365 lets businesses subscribe to a bundle with Office 365, Windows 10 and the company’s mobile device management tools. The early focus for this program was enterprises, but a few mont...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Razer Looks to Raise $550 Million in Hong Kong IPO
Razer looks to raise $500 million in Hong Kong IPO, Google releases a new hardware kit for Hangouts Meet and Netflix halts production on House of Cards. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
12:17 am GMT - Wed, November 1, 2017
Techcrunch Slack is still down and its past 5 oclock, so go home (Update: Its back)
 Slack has been down for just over an hour, according to its official status page — which itself was down when I first checked a few minutes after the widely-used productivity tool bit it f...
11:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch In their first Russia hearing, tech giants try to placate Congress (with mixed results)
 On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off the first of three hearings this week examining the relationship between social media and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch I feel like I know these computer-generated celebrities already
 If there’s one thing this Earth of ours is short on, it’s celebrities. I mean, if there were enough, why would they keep making them? We need the help of our computer friends. Luckil...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch The Golden Knights, live gambling and the future of live sports attendance
 One of the biggest early season NHL stories has been the success of the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights. If the Golden Knights can maintain anything close to current attendance and demand lev...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Signal escapes the confines of the browser with a standalone desktop app
 If you’re an active Signal user (and why aren’t you?) you likely already know about the desktop app — or what passes for one. It’s actually Chrome App, requiring Google&#...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Creative-focused app PicsArt hits 100M MAUs, attracting brands tired of trolls
 You would think that social networks are more or less “done” now. What would be the point of another in a world filled with so many options? But in fact, there remains a niche which ...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Early cancer-detection startup Grail is reportedly trying to raise more money
 Just months after Grail raised a $900 million Series B round, the startup that aims to detect cancer early on is looking for additional funding, CNBC reports. Prior to the $900 million round, Gr...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Congress grills Facebook, Twitter, Google on shells hiding election meddlers
 How can Internet giants know that innocent-seeming US companies aren’t actually shell vehicles for malicious foreign actors to buy ads to interfere with elections? The short answer is they...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch EVE Valkyrie developer CCP Games goes cold on VR
 In another sign of scales majorly falling off of eyes where VR is concerned, games developer CCP Games — which made an big early bet on virtual reality gaming — is pulling the plug o...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Halloween comes to your favorite apps
 Does the internet seem a little spookier today? (And no, I don’t mean because you read through of the latest news in your Twitter feed.)As it turns out, a lot of the big tech companies hav...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Stripe Atlas adds a tool to set up stock issues for founding teams as it builds its business services
 Stripe Atlas was launched by payments company Stripe last year to help small businesses set themselves up as a legal, incorporated business entity in the U.S. Now with “thousands” of...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Video launches globally on Xbox consoles
 Today, Amazon Prime Video is launching globally for Xbox One, and will also be available on the new Xbox One X when it lands in stores on November 7. The streaming app, which is the only place t...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch House of Cards production halted until further notice in response to Kevin Spacey allegations
 The fallout from allegations around House of Cards star Kevin Spacey continues. Netflix and production company Media Rights Capital say that they’ve actually halted production on the show:...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft launches a revamped version of Mixer into beta
 Microsoft today announced the launch of a new beta version of its mobile gameplay streaming app, Mixer, for both iOS and Android. The company says the new app features an entirely different code...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Gaming accessories firm Razer to raise up to $550M in Hong Kong IPO
 Razer, the U.S.-Singapore firm that produces PCs and peripherals for gamers, is set to raise as much as $550 million from its Hong Kong IPO after it revealed its price range. The company first f...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Googles Fast Pair feature starts arriving on non-Pixel Android phones
 In the avalanche of news that was Google’s Pixel 2 event last month, the company kind of glossed over the Fast Pair feature. Understandably so — it had a lot to get through at the ev...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Apple releases iOS 11.1 with shiny new emojis
 New emojis. Do you need to hear anything else? Apple just released an iOS update. iOS 11.1 is the first feature update for iOS 11. It adds a couple of new things, starting with dozens of new emo...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Applications to volunteer at Disrupt Berlin are now open
 If you’re looking toroll up your sleeves to help put on the best startup show in Berlin, you should definitely sign up to be a TechCrunch Work Exchange Volunteer atDisrupt Berlin 2017. Tec...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Alas, Astropads Camera Button was too cool for Apple
 Astropad’s forthcoming Luna display adapter and software turns your iPad into a wireless, essentially lag-free monitor for your Mac – and the company wanted to make it even cooler by...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com
 Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of business networking site LinkedIn is starting to pay off – at least in terms of product integrations that make sense. The company today annou...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Kevin Rose launches free rapid meditation app Oak
 If it’s tough to find even five minutes of quiet in your busy day, Oak could be the meditation app for you. Launched today by Digg founder and True Ventures partner Kevin Rose, the free Oa...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch GMs Cruise sets special self-driving event for November 28
 GM’s Cruise self-driving unit is hosting a special event at the end of November, the company revealed today via invites to select media. The tagline for the event is “Come experience...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram now supports right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic
 Instagram is finally rolling out native support for Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi – three popular languages that are all written right-to-left. They join 36 other languages that Instagram suppo...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch CircleUp announced $125 million venture fund
 CircleUp, which has been a marketplace for consumer and retail investing, is announcing that it now has a $125 million growth fund to invest in companies directly. Using machine learning technol...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Target store staff can now create online orders for customers when local merchandise is unavailable
 Amazon and Walmart aren’t the only major U.S. retailers looking to better merge online with brick-and-mortar operations. Today, Target announced a new app called “myCheckout” f...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches a new $1,999 hardware kit for Hangouts Meet
 Hangouts Meet, Google’s service for running video and audio meetings, is getting a few new hardware companions. The company today announced the Hangouts Meet hardware kit that includes a t...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Google gives large businesses more options to connect directly to its cloud
In September, Google launched the beta of its dedicated interconnects for Google Cloud enterprise users. These direct connections to the Google Cloud Platform essentially give enterprises a private on...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch A high tech ghost story
 The grounds of the Historic Powhatan Resort nearly Williamsburg, Virginia were soaked in blood. Hundreds died along the edge of the woods to the north during the Civil War, it is said, and even ...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot are now shipping in India
 Earlier this month, Amazon promised it would bring its Echo line of smart speakers to the competitive e-commerce battleground of India. The devices, including the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot, ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Unroll.Me brings its email management app to Android
 Android users will now be able to battle junk mail and manage their email subscriptions using the new Android app from Unroll.Me.To be clear, anyone with a smartphone could get the benefits of t...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Roman is a cloud pharmacy for erectile dysfunction
 “When I was 17, I experienced erectile dysfunction.” My interviews with startup founders rarely start so candid. But to destigmatize the business of his new company Roman and empathi...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch The Xbox One X Review: Unboxing and tearing it down
 This is the Xbox One X. A full review is coming, but until then, here are some pics of the outside and inside of unassuming gaming machine. The case is passe and boring. Inside are the chips and...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Zapier makes it easier for teams to collaborate on their app workflows
 Earlier this year, Zapier launched a $250/month teams plan for its workflow automation service. Today, it’s adding some long-requested functionality to this that will make it easier for te...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Rylo creates shake-free standard video from 360-degree shots
 I wasn’t particularly excited to take a meeting with another 360-degree camera company when I sat down with Rylo last week. It’s not that the tech isn’t interesting, or that th...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Nielsen will use Gracenotes smart TV data for ad targeting
 Nielsen is expanding its Marketing Cloud by plugging in smart TV viewership data from Gracenote. Kelly Abcarian, senior vice president of product leadership at Nielsen, explained that the goal i...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Shippo quietly raised $20 million last spring
 Shippo, the business shipping platform, says it has raised a $20 million Series B, under the radar last spring. It was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Union Square Vent...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons new Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader (a lot of) money can buy
 A few years ago, the premium e-reader was an oxymoron. For Amazon, Kobo and Barnes and Noble, tablets were the clear high end of the reading market. For a moment, it seemed inevitable that e-ink...
11:41 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Latch touts first deliveries via NY Jet.com smart access tie-up
 In Julyb2b smart access startup Latch announced a partnership with ecommerce platform Jet.com to install 1,000 of its smart locks on residential apartment buildings in New York. It’s now a...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Remitly is raising up to $115M led by Naspers PayU to double down on remittances
 International remittances continues to be one of the biggest financial services in developing countries, with$450 billion getting sent from countries like the U.S. to emerging markets in 2017 al...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch 12 neat hidden features in the iPhone X
 With the iPhone X, Apple has had to rethink many of the iOS core gestures. The new device features a brand new design with a taller display, Face ID and no home button. If you plan on buying a n...
10:03 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Review: The iPhone X Goes To Disneyland
 Most iPhone reviews are done by technically savvy writers that put them through their paces locally or in a lab. But what if you took an iPhone to a place where millions of people travel every y...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft will launch a Surface Pro with built-in LTE Advanced in December
 Microsoft today announced that in December it will launch a Surface Pro with built-in LTE Advanced support to its business customers. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s corporate VP for Windows devi...
09:07 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Berlins AdaHealth raises$47M to become the Alexa of healthcare
 AdaHealth, the AI-driven app which works a little like an ‘Alexa for health’, has raised a $47M (40M) funding round led by Access Industries, Len Blavatnik’s global investment ...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Google Firebase gets predictions, Crashlytics integration and a new A/B testing service
 Firebase is now Google’s platform for developers who need a backend and other services to build, run and manage their mobile and web apps. Today, at an event in Amsterdam, the company anno...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Early-bird ticket pricing for Disrupt Berlin flies away in four days
 Calling all budget-minded entrepreneurs and startup fans — it’s time to place buying Disrupt Berlin tickets at the top of your priority list. Our value-priced early-bird promotion di...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Building the best possible driver inside Waymos Castle
 Waymo has been very protective of its testing process in past, but recently it started opening up – likely as a bid to help get the public more comfortable with self-driving vehicle techno...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Taking a truly driverless ride in Waymos Chrysler Pacifica
 Today was a first for me: I drove in a fully autonomous vehicle on roads without anyone behind the wheel. They weren’t public roads, but they did have intersections, other vehicles, pedest...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Waymo focuses on user experience, considers next steps
 Waymo is investing a lot of time and effort on building out the user experience of its self-driving vehicles, which includes both the external and internal user-facing features of its autonomous...
06:56 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung posts another record profit thanks to its chips business
 Samsung posted another record quarter, and it again has its components business to thank for more stellar results. The Korea tech giant shrugged off scandals, which include a jail sentence for i...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Square Announces the $999 Professional Register
Square announces its new $999 professional Register, GameStop begins a rental subscription pass and Nintendo says Switch will beat the Wii U in sales. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Google offers new findings on Russian disinformation across its products
 Just a day before tech’s big Russia-focused Congressional hearings begin, Google is out with a new report on the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential el...
01:18 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Apples spat with Qualcomm may reportedly escalate to the hardware level
 Apple and Qualcomm’s feud appears to be escalating further heading into the fourth quarter, as a new report by The Wall Street Journal this evening indicates Apple is designing iPhones and...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, October 31, 2017
Techcrunch Wonder Workshop raises $41M for its chatty robots that help kids learn to code
 The Bay Area-based Wonder Workshop announced today that it has closed a $41 million Series C round of funding.The team has built a number of very cool little robots that kids can program on thei...