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09:08 pm GMT - Sat, December 30, 2017
Techcrunch Hyperscale data centers reached over 390 worldwide in 2017
 Hyperscale operators are defined as enormous companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google that need to provide computing on a massive scale. You would think that there would be a limited nu...
09:04 pm GMT - Sat, December 30, 2017
Techcrunch The food revolution may have just needed a cup of Blue Bottle
 Each massive exit in the tech ecosystem usually follows the same cycle: an upstart becomes a huge business, it goes public or sells for a huge sum of money, many of the best people that built it...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 30, 2017
Techcrunch How a simple tech upgrade at the IRS could transform the economy
 When you apply for credit, you essentially ask a lender to evaluate your financial picture to make an informed decision about your approval, rate and terms. The information that lenders use prim...
05:35 pm GMT - Sat, December 30, 2017
Techcrunch Watch the second half of Bubbleproofs first season
 We’re excited to be premiering a new mockumentary series about the startup world called Bubbleproof. You can watch the second half of the first season right here. On Google AMP? Click here...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 30, 2017
Techcrunch Automating your life on this weeks episode of CTRLT
 People are lazy. Well, let me speak for myself. I am lazy. So it’s no wonder why on this week’s episode of CTRL+T, I was drawn to some news items that touched on home assistants and ...
04:13 pm GMT - Sat, December 30, 2017
Techcrunch Apples $29 iPhone battery replacements are available starting today
 Those $29 battery out-of-warranty replacements Apple promised are now available for impacted users with an iPhone 6 or later. The company was initially aiming for a late-January timeframe in the...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, December 30, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Apple Apologizes for Slowing Down iPhones
Apple apologizes for slowing down iPhones, humans spent $200 million on apps this Christmas and Google retires the Pixel C tablet. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch Financial technology startups emerged as serious challengers to financial services in 2017
 While cryptocurrencies stole the spotlight in 2017, a clutch of companies were quietly working behind the scenes to slowly bring the financial services establishment to its knees. It may turn ou...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch Latin Americas Groupon Mafia
 The founders of PayPal and its employees have produced many highly successful companies over the years. Often referred to as the “PayPal Mafia” because they’ve had such an impa...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook has a 100-person engineering team that helps advertisers build tools and infrastructure
 Stories about Facebook’s advertising business tend to focus on the big numbers — its billions of users, millions of advertisers or its enormous lead over any competitor that’s ...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch All 50 states vote yes on AT&Ts $40 billion emergency response network FirstNet
 Communications are the bedrock of emergency response and management. However, those communications can be challenging when quickly evolving situations cross multiple jurisdictions. Today, AT&...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon did a lot of funky stuff this year and its paying off
 Holy hell, it’s been a year for Amazon. Jeff Bezos’ former-online-bookstore dumped $13.7 billion to buy a bunch of grocery stores, that speaker you talk to in your living room that A...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch iFixit drops its iPhone battery replacement to $29, matching Apples apology price
 iFixit has never been particularly fond of Apple’s repair policies. The company’s gadgets regularly rack up poor repairability scores on the site. The site’s taking another jab...
08:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch OKCupids rating sinks as users rebel over new real name policy
 OKCupid’s users are angry – very, very angry. Just ahead of the new year, the company made a radical change to its policies, and now requires people to use real names instead of an O...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch TrendKite raises another $11M for its PR analytics platform
 TrendKite is closing out 2017 with the announcement that it’s raised an additional $11 million in funding. The Austin-based startup says it’s currently analyzing 4.2 million articles...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch Pinterest adds former CBS Corp. CFO Fred Reynolds to its board
 Pinterest announced today it’s adding former CBS and PepsiCo exec Fred Reynolds to its board of directors. Reynolds’ background includes global financial and strategic planning as we...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath
 Mitch Goldstone loves photo scanning. His business, ScanMyPhotos, does what it says on the tin: you send photos to the company and, using high speed scanners and special software, his team digit...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch You can now pick up an iMac Pro in-store, for $4,999 and up
 Apple’s super-powered iMac Pro hit the company’s online store just ahead of Christmas. Now those who’d prefer to pick one up in-person can do so by paying a visit to one of its...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch A cyclist is using a Google Assistant-controlled electric bike wheel to ride cross country to CES
 This is one way to put your new electric bicycle wheel through its paces ahead of launch. But more importantly, it’s a pretty solid publicity stunt, funded by Google — a company that...
03:08 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch Consumers dropped $200 million on apps on Christmas, up 12 percent from last year
 Consumers spent $196 million on apps, in-app purchases and subscriptions on Christmas Day 2017 across the App Store and Google Play, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The report, while ex...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch Historian Leslie Berlin talks about the rise of Silicon Valley
 In this week’s episode of Technotopia I spoke to author and historian Leslie Berlin, writer of Troublemakers: Silicon Valleys’ Coming Of Age. Berlin is the Project Historian for the ...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch Th U.S. needs to create civic social networks
 I have no doubt that the same great minds who are actively driving new platforms for commerce and engagement can formulate a new product (or adapt an existing one) that allows elected officials ...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch The U.S. needs to create civic social networks
 I have no doubt that the same great minds who are actively driving new platforms for commerce and engagement can formulate a new product (or adapt an existing one) that allows elected officials ...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: 2017 IPO recap and who will go public in 2018?
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the crew —Katie Roof,Matthew Lynley,Alex Wil...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, December 29, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | South Korea Announces New Cryptocurrency Regulations
South Korea announces new cryptocurrency regulations coinciding with the drop in bitcoin prices, YouTube gets pulled from Fire TV and SoftBank will now own about 15 percent of Uber. All this on Crunch...
10:36 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Google retires the Pixel C tablet as it shifts focus to the Pixelbook
 As noted earlier today by Android Police, Google has stopped selling the Pixel C through its online store. It’s a quiet and not unexpected end for the company’s well-received tablet,...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Trumps website is coded with a broken server error message that blames Obama
 If you’re a fan of Easter eggs hidden in source code, this is a pretty good one. Apparently, as Washington Post data reporterChristopher Ingraham observed on Twitter, some Trump administra...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Its surprisingly easy to program living tissue to form new 3D shapes
 The boundary between biology and technology blurs further and further as researchers discover more and more parallels between the two. Today they have found that it’s relatively simple to ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Hiring has gone Hollywood
 The top of the hiring funnel has gotten very crowded. We’ve always had recruiters or headhunters for top executives. They’re also commonly used in many industries for lower-skill pos...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch What to expect at CES 2018
 I know, right? Christmas just ended and the New Year hasn’t even dawned — but we’re already ramping up for CES mode, and we’re taking you down with us. The biggest tech s...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Netflixs Bright reached 11M viewers in its first three days, according to Nielsen
 Netflix spent $90 million on the production of Bright, an unlikely hybrid of buddy cop movie and high fantasy. Will that investment pay off? Well, Nielsen has released some initial viewership nu...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Ubers Frankenboard arrives
 Today was a momentous day in Uber history. After much debate, rumors, and strife over the past few weeks, it looks like the company and its shareholders have come to an agreement over a tender o...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Apple apologizes for not telling customers iPhones with older batteries would slow over time
 Apple has today posted a letter on its website and a technical article in its Knowledge Base apologizing for not being more transparent about how it handles performance on iPhones with older bat...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat adds a 2017 year in review feature for saved memories
 Snapchat users who snap and save can take a stroll down memory lane with the app’s new feature, “A Look Back at 2017.” If you’re the type that would rather ruminate than ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch AWS showed no signs of slowing down in 2017
 AWS had a successful year by any measure. The company continued to behave like a startup with the kind of energy and momentum to invest in new areas not usually seen in an incumbent with a signi...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Russian space agency denies programming error bungled rocket launch
 A failed rocket launch from Russia’s new spaceport at Vostochny last month was not in fact caused by an elementary programming error, as recent reports have indicated — or at least t...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch PSA: You cant opt out of the customer surveys Netflix is running in its TV app, but you can skip
 While preparing to do a little binge-watching over the holidays, something odd popped up on my TV’s screen upon launching the Netflix app on my Roku: a consumer survey. Well, that’s ...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch SoftBanks big investment in Uber comes to a close
 It looks like SoftBank’s long-anticipated investment in Uber is almost done. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, a SoftBank-led group has almost finalized a deal to own clo...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Britains spy agency cant stop losing cyber talent to major tech companies
 The NSA isn’t the only secretive national intelligence agency having trouble keeping its tech-savvy recruits. In a new document from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, ...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Lamborghinis EV initiatives seem to lack a spark
 It doesn’t look like Lamborghini will be joining the race for e-performance vehicles anytime soon. Even as theItalian company announced plans to work withMITin a collaboration to create &#...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Still living under the tyranny of the password in 2017
 When I lost access to my Google account recently, it left a gaping hole in my digital life and showed me just how tenuous the link to our online world can be. One thing I learned from the story ...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon updates Fire TVs YouTube app to redirect users to a web browser instead
 The feud between Amazon and Google continues today with the early removal of YouTube from the Fire TV – a move Google had said wouldn’t take place until January 1, 2018. But as a num...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch LG debuts the ThinQ, a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker
 LG is adding a new smart speaker powered by Google Assistant to its 2018 lineup, the company announced this morning. The LG ThinQ, as it’s being called, looks to be a more high-end competi...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch Crypto prices suffer as Korean government announces new regs, potential ban
 The South Korean government announced new legislation today that would put increasingly tough regulations on the country’s burgeoning cryptocurrency markets. Under the legislation, Korea, ...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 28, 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...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, December 28, 2017
Techcrunch HQ Trivia Is Coming to Android | Crunch Report
HQ Trivia is coming to Android, Amazon Echo is the No. 1 best seller on the site and the founder of LeEco is ordered to return to China. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures
 It’s no secret that ad blockers are putting a dent in advertising-based business models on the web. This has produced a range of reactions, from relatively polite whitelisting asks to dyna...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch Certain Sonos and Bose models can be accessed by hackers to play sound remotely
 Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a potential hack opening key speakers from Sonos and Bose to remote access. As first reported by Wired, the Sonos Play:1, Sonos One, and Bose SoundTouc...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram will now add Recommended posts to your feed
 Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here i...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch King-size games may have to wait as Nintendo reportedly delays 64-gig Switch cartridges
 The Switch may be the most pleasant tech surprise of 2017, but although it has many excellent qualities, excessive storage space is not among them. And it looks like that will continue to be a p...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch LG teams up with HERE for self-driving telematics tech
 LG is looking at the rise of autonomous vehicle technologies as an opportunity to expand its electronics business, and it’s now working with mapping provider HERE to put together a telemat...
05:37 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch Heres an easy trick to get an extra life on HQ Trivia without a referral
 Want an extra life on HQ but hate shilling out your referral code? Try this trick.Open HQ to the main page (where it shows the next game time and your balance) and swipe up really fast with two ...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch President Obama warns against getting cocooned in bias via social media
 Former President Barack Obama sat down with the UK’s Prince Harry for an extended and far-ranging interview with the BBC this week, and their conversation touched on social media, the use ...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch HQ Trivia arrives on Android in Canada in beta
 App-based trivia sensation HQ Trivia is on its way to Android, as the company previously revealed, but a special group of users can access it right now — Canadians. The app is now live in ...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch Apple devices again saw the most activations during the holidays
 Apple devices accounted for 44 percent of smartphone and tablet activations over the holidays, with nearly a third of those coming from new devices including the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, accordin...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch Kia and Hyundai cars will include AI assistants starting in 2019
 Vehicles made by Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia will include built-in virtual assistants with AI-powered smarts beginning in 2019 (via Engadget). The plan to build smart assistants into vehicl...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks comment a memory meme should replace HBD!
 I find it truly sad the way Facebook has led us to reduce wishing friends a happy birthday to a meaningless, generic chore. It’s not Facebook’s fault. It gives us an open-ended comme...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch With autonomous vehicles its not about the journey, its about the destination
 Thanks to three parallel areas of development, we have the tools at our disposal which create potential for radical change in transportation — data about resources and demand, electric dri...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Alexa app hits the top of the App Store for the first time
 Amazon’s claims that the Echo Dot was the retailer’s best-selling product all through this holiday season appear to be backed up by the rise of the Alexa app in the U.S. App Store. T...
07:17 am GMT - Wed, December 27, 2017
Techcrunch Library of Congress will no longer archive all public tweets, citing longer character limits
 The Library of Congress announced today that it will no longer add every public tweet to its archives, an ambitious project it launched seven years ago. It cited the much larger volume of tweets...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 26, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk promises to make a pickup truck right after Model Y
 On the heels of Elon Musk unveiling the Tesla all-electric semi-truck and a second-generation Roadster in November, Musk took to Twitter today to ask his fans how Tesla can further improve. In r...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, December 26, 2017
Techcrunch The Echo Dot was the best-selling product on all of Amazon this holiday season
 The holiday shopping season is finally over and that means Amazon has some shopping data for us. This holiday season, Amazon’s Echo Dot was the top-selling Amazon device, as well as the to...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, December 26, 2017
Techcrunch HQ Trivia is coming soon to Android
 HQ Trivia is letting Android users pre-register for the live-streamed trivia game built by the makers of Vine, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll. Pre-registering means you’ll get notified the mo...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, December 26, 2017
Techcrunch I tried EverlyWells ovarian reserve test. This is what I found out
 At-home health testing kits are all the rage now. You can get them to analyze your genetic makeup, test for STDs and food sensitivity, and even tell you about your ovarian reserve. As TechCrunch...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 26, 2017
Techcrunch This company will self-destruct after its ICO
 Two opposing fears are holding back the move to token-networks: a fear of the absence of governance on one side and a fear of regulation on the other.There is, however, a solution to both of the...
10:25 am GMT - Tue, December 26, 2017
Techcrunch Debt-laden tech firm LeEcos founder ordered to return to China by securities commission
 The founder of beleaguered tech conglomerate LeEco is facing yet another huge headache. Jia Yueting has been ordered by the China Securities Regulatory Commission’s Beijing branch to retur...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 25, 2017
Techcrunch How augmented and virtual reality will reshape the food industry
 Augmented reality content can be found on everything from wine bottles to IKEA’s catalog and virtual reality experiences are much more detailed, with rich layers of interactivity from hand...
04:24 pm GMT - Mon, December 25, 2017
Techcrunch Julian Assanges Twitter account goes offline, returns
 It’s a Christmas miracle of sorts. Julian Assange’s Twitter account disappeared from the site, returned, and now there’s a bouncing baby Corgi up top. The account appears to ha...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, December 25, 2017
Techcrunch Using drones to build the ambulance fleet of the future
 It’s that time of year again. Sleigh bells overhead and our jolly, bearded benefactor wafting gifts down the chimney to eagerly awaiting hands. We’ve heard everyversion of this tale....
04:51 am GMT - Mon, December 25, 2017
Techcrunch Vice founders apologize for allowing a boys club culture at the company
 Vice Media founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi say they are “truly sorry” for not doing enough to stop inappropriate behavior at the company. In a public statement issued shortly b...
08:04 pm GMT - Sun, December 24, 2017
Techcrunch Edward Snowdens new app turns any Android phone into a surveillance system
 NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden is among the backers of a new surveillance app that helps guard against computer hijackings. Haven is an open source app that will run on any Android phone, part...
06:19 pm GMT - Sun, December 24, 2017
Techcrunch Quiet
 he trip began just before the end of school. From the wood-shaving smell of third grade out into the clean fall air, sprung free by my mother who appeared at the little window in the classroom d...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 24, 2017
Techcrunch The AI chip startup explosion is already here
 All eyes may have been on Nvidia this year as its stock exploded higher thanks to an enormous amount of demand across all fronts: gaming, an increased interest in data centers, and its major pot...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 24, 2017
Techcrunch Ted Chiang is a genius, but hes wrong about Silicon Valley
 Ted Chiang isn’t just one of the greatest science-fiction writers alive — he’s one of the greatest writers alive full stop. Which is why I was so saddened and disappointed by h...
08:30 am GMT - Sun, December 24, 2017
Techcrunch Saudi Arabias TechUtopia Neom will have to reinvent the rules to succeed
 Saudi Arabia’s legal environment is currently built for an economy that no longer exists, and a social world that most of the planet has left behind. The dream of Neom should be for a brid...
06:15 pm GMT - Sat, December 23, 2017
Techcrunch Theranos gets $100 million in debt financing to carry it through 2018, with some caveats
 Theranos has secured $100 million in debt financing. Yes, someone gave the blood testing company known for handing out questionable test results money.First reported by Business Insider, the com...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 23, 2017
Techcrunch Looking back at SoftBanks big year
 While VCs vie to fund massively scalable businesses, they tend to view their own industry as size-constrained. Common wisdom is that with a limited supply of successful startups, greatly inflati...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 23, 2017
Techcrunch Tech in 2017: Crazy, troubled and out of control?
 Questions are being asked about platform power. Regulatory rules and knives are being sharpened. Politicians are eager to point the finger of blame. And with so much tech-fueled ammunition, who ...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 23, 2017
Techcrunch The identity politics of emoji
 Welcome back to CTRL+T, TechCrunch’s latest weekly podcast in which Megan Rose Dickey and I pick the stories we thought were interesting enough to talk to you about. This week we wondered ...
01:18 pm GMT - Sat, December 23, 2017
Techcrunch Scaleworks announces pre-holiday surprise with Keen IO acquisition
 Scaleworks, a private equity firm based in San Antonio, Texas, apparently couldn’t wait until after the holidays to share the news of its latest purchase. The firm announced it was acquiri...
02:40 am GMT - Sat, December 23, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceX caps a record year with 18th successful launch of 2017
 SpaceX has completed its 18th launch in 2017, marking a record year for the private space company. It’s the most rockets SpaceX has launched in a single year, beating its previous best by ...
01:16 am GMT - Sat, December 23, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceXs last Falcon 9 rocket launch for 2017
 SpaceX is launching its last mission of 2017 later today, with a planned launch window of 5:27 PM PST (8:27 PM EST). The mission is for client Iridium, and will send a fourth set of 10 satellite...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Girls Who Code gets a Disney Imagineering boost
 The room is a raw warehouse space that is partitioned off with curtains, hiding the bulk of it from view. I’m at the back of a group of girls who is nervously dropping its phones into a pl...
10:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk really will launch a Tesla Roadster on the first Falcon Heavy rocket
 Elon Musk shared images on his Instagram account today of the payload being loaded up on the first Falcon Heavy rocket that will ever launch – and it’s a red Tesla Roadster. The Spac...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Meet Molekule, the sleekest air purifier on the market
 Molekule, a San Francisco-based startup with a sleekly designed molecular air purifier started as an immigrant dream twenty years ago and ended up being named one of Time’s top 25 inventio...
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Check now to see if you liked any Russian troll accounts on Facebook
 This fall saw ever-rising estimates of the number of people reached by Russian-backed troll accounts — just shy of 150 million at last count . Now the social network has at last released t...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Makeup company Deck of Scarlet moves in at Urban Outfitters
 The subscription makeup service Deck of Scarlet, a business unit of the subscription-based perfumerie ScentBird, is making the jump to the material retail world with a presence in Urban Outfitte...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunchs Favorite Things of 2017
 Good news, everyone! We survived 2017! Each December, the TechCrunch staff members (our writers, editors, video, and social teams) get together and make a big ol’ list of our favorite thin...
07:31 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Unbound raises $2.7 million for womens sexual wellness
 Unbound, a sexual wellness startup for women, recently raised $2.7 million from Founders Fund, Slow Ventures, Arena Ventures, SoGal Ventures and others. Founded by Polly Rodriguez of Women of Se...
07:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Ubisoft combines AI research and game development at La Forge
 For years we’ve been raging at cheating AI players, bemoaning their bad pathfinding, and laughing at their buggy antics. But AI can be and is being applied creatively, and those creative a...
07:13 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch SingularityNETs Ben Goertzel has a grand vision for the future of AI
 SingularityNET, is an ambitions project to create a decentralized marketplace for AI, has raised a lot of money in its token sale. In around 20 seconds after opening the sale to the public, it s...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Pixel art coloring book apps are the newest App Store craze
 Has your kid bugged you to let them download Sandbox Coloring? You’re probably not alone. The latest trend blowing up on the App Store is a new twist on the coloring book apps that have be...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Safes app answers the question Have you been tested for STDs?
 The idea for Safe Group, a new Los Angeles company that’s developed a mobile app to track and verify a user’s sexual health, started on the Playa at Burning Man. The company’s ...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch The tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018
 It is incumbent for us, the technology community, to reach out to the regulators and legislators to help them better understand the wider impact of the things we’re working on. And it̵...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch That time I got locked out of my Google account for a month
 How much of your digital life would you lose if you lost a single password?Without it, you are locked out and the cold reality of using free cloud services like Google is that you don’t ha...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Coinbase suspends trading amid cryptocurrency rout
 Coinbase, the most popular site for cryptocurrency transactions in the U.S., has suspended all trading activity today amid a crash in cryptocurrency prices. A statement on the company’s we...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Update: Coinbase up with intermittent suspensions after stopping transactions for crypto
 Coinbase, the most popular site for cryptocurrency transactions in the U.S., is back up after a temporary suspension oftrading activity today amid a crash in cryptocurrency prices. The company n...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Inside Fin, the elite human/AI assistant
 “I have FOMO for the future”, says Sam Lessin. That’s why his startup Fin is working backwards from a far-off tech utopia. One day, computers with some human help will answer o...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Confronting the light and dark side of The Last Jedi
 This week, TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast takes a break from reviewing the latest streaming titles to tackle the big movie of the week (and arguably the year) — Star Wars: The...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch CNN is killing its Snapchat news show only four months after its debut
 CNN is giving up on its Snapchat news show, which launch only four months ago. “The Update,” as the program was called, had been designed for Snapchat’s vertical video format, ...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch A look at 42 women in tech who crushed it in 2017
 What a challenging, exhilarating year it has been for women everywhere, starting from the women’s March on Washington to former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s eye-opening and now famou...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon acquires connected camera and doorbell startup Blink
 Amazon has acquired Blink (via Slashgear), a startup founded in 2014 that builds connected Wi-Fi home security cameras, as well as a new video doorbell introduced earlier this week. The company ...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceXs last Falcon 9 rocket launch for 2017
 SpaceX is launching its last mission of 2017 later today, with a planned launch window of 5:27 PM PST (8:27 PM EST). The mission is for client Iridium, and will send a fourth set of 10 satellite...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Stitch Fix tumbles, stocks go crypto and VCs still love unicorns
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the crew — Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, Alex ...
10:25 am GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Bitcoin and almost every other cryptocurrency crashed hard today
 Bitcoin has been on a tear this past with the value of the cryptocurrency jumping from $8,000 to nearly $20,000. Well that run hit an abrupt end today as the price crashed as much as 23 percent ...
10:05 am GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Meet Molekule, the sleekest air purifier on the market
 Molekule, a San Francisco-based startup with a sleekly designed molecular air purifier started as an immigrant dream twenty years ago and ended up being named one of Time’s top 25 inventio...
06:52 am GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Mumbrella, a media startup focused on APACs marketing industry, gets acquired
 Inside baseball klaxon: media writing about media story incoming::Mumbrella, the Australia-based media company, has been sold by its founders to U.S./APAC events companyDiversified Communication...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Goldman is reportedly getting into bitcoin and crypto trading
 Global banking giant Goldman is setting up up a trading desk focused on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to a report from Bloomberg. The bank is said to be in the early stages of se...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Sequoia Capitals Next Fund Could Be $5 Billion
Daimler acquires a majority stake in an Uber competitor in France, Sequoia Capital’s next fund could be a $5 billion one and an iced tea company changes its name to Long Blockchain and its value...
01:38 am GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Mattermark to shut down after selling to FullContact
 Mattermark, the site for startup and company data, is shutting down its own business after selling in a disappointing outcome to FullContact.In a document obtained by TechCrunch, co-founder and ...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Laser-equipped shoes help Parkinsons patients take the next step
 Here’s an unexpected but pleasant little way tech might be able to improve a few lives: laser shoes. Yes, seriously. Shoes equipped with small laser emitters were shown in recent tests to ...
12:18 am GMT - Fri, December 22, 2017
Techcrunch Google Home Max review
 The Max sounds good. But is it $399 good? On the whole, it’s a solid offering. It isn’t a flashy speaker from a design perspective, but the audio is loud and clear, and the bass bump...
11:27 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Apples Design Delirium
 I watch with increasing trepidation at the direction Apple is taking its products. The most recent concern came yesterday from Bloomberg that Apple intends to offer its software developers new l...
11:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Podia helps content creators build their online business
 More than a year and a half ago,I wrote about Coach, a startup offering tools for tutors and other freelancers to make money and operate their business online. Since then, the company has shifte...
10:58 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch A new bipartisan Senate bill seeks to bolster US election security at the state level
 A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate has introduced a bill designed to protect the technical integrity of American elections as the nation moves toward midterm season. Introduced in the...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Theres no magic bullet for reversing the FCCs net neutrality decision
 Huge numbers of people are upset at the FCC’s decision to undo its own highly popular net neutrality rules. But the grand plans to undo this mischief being announced left and right should ...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt stepping down as Alphabets executive chairman to become a technical advisor
 A little late in the day news dump for you, ahead of the upcoming holiday. Longtime Google executive Eric Schmidt announced today that he’ll be stepping down from his role as the executive...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch How to unmask AI
 Millions of people engage with artificial intelligence (AI) in some form every day — most of them unwittingly. It’s at our fingertips through applications people from all over the wo...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Oscar Health expects to generate $1 billion in revenue and sign up 250,000 members in 2018
 Despite repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate this week, health insurance startup Oscar Health expects to pull in nearly $1 billion in revenue and enroll a quarter of a mi...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram now lets you share live videos through direct messages
 Instagram has been steadily beefing up its Direct Messaging feature in recent months, as it has begun to toy with the idea of spinning out messaging into its own, separate app. Among its more re...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Thank Kim Jong Un for your crypto gains
 Due to heavy sanctions placed on the country for its nuclear weapons testing, North Korea has long run a series of “side businesses” like drug trafficking, endangered species trading...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Startup incubator Nailab invests $25K in East African startups
When Nailab(Nairobi Incubation Lab) opened its doors seven years ago in Kenya, it wanted to be the Y Combinator for Kenya, Nailab CEO Sam Gichuru told me. In order to accomplish that goal, Gichuru rea...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch FabFitFun expands its empire with a new app for Apple TV and Amazon Fire
 FabFitFun, the women’s lifestyle subscription service and media company that’s become a household name among influencers of a certain generation, is expanding its empire with the lau...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Last minute gifts and stocking stuffers that are actually good
 We’ve only got a few more days until Christmas, and maybe you’re starting get a little nervous about all the folks who are still on your gift-giving list. Sure, they might not be you...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Tesla vehicles to get a major navigation overhaul in 2018
 Tesla is reworking its approach to in-car navigation, and will deploy a “major navigation overhaul” in “early 2018,” per Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who shared the news in respo...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Long Island Iced Tea shares went gangbusters after changing its name to Long Blockchain
 Want to increase company value on the open market? Just change your name to something blockchain. At least, that worked for theLong Island Iced Tea Corp after changing its name to Long Blockchai...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Talent trickles out of Snapchat as Timehop founder leaves
 Less than a year after joining Snapchat, social media nostalgia app Timehop’s founder Jonathan Wegener is departing the company. He tells TechCrunch he wants to build his own thing again, ...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Civilization VI lands on iPad
 In case you wanted something engrossing to keep you distracted from family squabbles this holiday, a special gift just arrived: Civilization VI, which is now available as a $30 purchase for iPad...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Gift Guide: 9 fantastic pairs of headphones
 Want to buy someone a pair of headphones without accidentally buying them junk? We can help. Looking for something else? We can help with that, too. Headphones have this beautiful regard for tra...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch The Kronos Lift standing desk brings a little class to getting off your chair
 I’ve been following the rise of standing desks for a few years now and still use one on a daily basis. The technology hasn’t changed much in the decade or so that they’ve becom...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook and Universal Music Groups new partnership will allow for user-gen videos with licensed music, new social features
 Facebook today announced a first-of-its-kind licensing deal with Universal Music Group that will allow users across its properties – including Facebook, Instagram and Oculus – to use...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Smart speakers to outsell wearables during U.S. holidays, as demand for wearables slows
 Smart speakers will likely outsell wearable devices this holiday season. That’s the latest prediction from analysts at eMarketer, which forecasts a slowing growth rate for devices like fit...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch LIKEtoKNOW.its influencer shopping app hits 1M users
 Launched just 9 months agoon iOS and last month on Android, LIKEtoKNOW.it has just hit 1M registered users on their mobile app, bringing total users to 2.8M.As a refresher, LIKEtoKNOW.it is a se...
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Optimization startup Taplytics expands beyond mobile apps with its new Experience Cloud
 Taplytics is announcing what it calls its “Intelligent Experience Cloud,” bringing together products for A/B testing, messaging, analytics and more To certain extent, this is just ne...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Can a dreaming AI fix low res digital photos in the edit?
 Let’s Enhance is an Estonia-based startup that’s using a so called ‘hallucinating AI’deep neural network to power a freemium photo upscaling service. Find out what happen...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Daimler acquires majority stake in French Uber competitor
 Daimler has acquired a majority stake in Chauffeur Priv, a French app that provides ride hailing services in Paris, Lyon and the Cte d’Azur (via Tech.eu). The ownership stake means that Da...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Parenting Hero helps parents figure out how to talk to their kids
 Parenting Hero is an app created on the premise no matter how many parenting books you read, a lot of that knowledge vacates your brain when faced with an indignant child on the verge of a meltd...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Fly Ventures, a Berlin-based VC using machine learning to find its next deal, closes $41M fund
 Fly Ventures, a relatively new VC operating out of Berlin, has closed its first fund at $41 million, capital it will use to invest at seed-stage in startups across Europe. LPs in the fund includ...
05:51 am GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Sequoia is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund
 Sequoia Capital is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund. The legendary Silicon Valley venture firm, known for its stellar investment returns, is in the early stages of raising its next ...
05:43 am GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter will tell users if content was blocked to comply with local laws or legal demands
 Twitter will now display messages to inform users if blocked tweets were withheld to comply with local laws or court orders, which it calls Country Withheld Content (CWC). The public already has...
04:26 am GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta suspends service following alleged hack
 Another day, another hack in the crypto world. This time EtherDelta, a popular exchange for buying cryptocurrencies, has suspended its service after it was apparently hit by an attacker.EtherDel...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Magic Leap Finally Unveils Its Headset
Magic Leap headset is finally unveiled to the public, Bitcoin Cash comes to Coinbase and Litecoin founder sells all of his Coins. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
03:55 am GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook will ditch Disputed Flags on fake news and display links to trustworthy articles instead
 Facebook announced two changes today that it hopes will make it easier to staunch the spread of fake news. The first change is to the News Feed, where users will no longer see “Disputed Fl...
02:49 am GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas Didi Chuxing raises $4B more for AI, international expansion and electric vehicles
 China’s Didi Chuxing, the country’s top ride-hailing company, said today that it has raised $4 billion in new capital to support a range of new initiatives including international ex...
12:01 am GMT - Thu, December 21, 2017
Techcrunch Apple revises its controversial guidelines on template-based apps
 Apple today announced it’s amending the App Store guideline that banned apps created using templates and other app generation services. When the company had revised its policies earlier th...
11:39 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Coinbase may have given away its own Bitcoin Cash surprise
 On Tuesday, when Bitcoin Cash hit Coinbase, the popular user-friendly U.S.-based exchange, cryptocurrency’s reputation as the financial wild west was on full display.While anyone following...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch This humanoid robot works out (and sweats) like we do (or should)
 There are plenty of humanoid-looking robots out there, but very few actually have bodies that are particularly analogous to our own when it comes to moving and interacting with the environment. ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Choosing the best language to build your AI chatbot
 Which language is the best for your chatbot? No, this is not about whether you want your virtual agent to understand English slang, the subjunctive tense in Spanish or even the dozens of ways to...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Walmart is developing personal shopping services and cashier-free stores
 Walmart’s Code Eight, led by Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Fleiss, has started testing personal shopping services for moms in New York City, Recode reports. Code Eight is part of Wal...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Kuri the adorable home robot starts shipping to pre-order customers
 Kuri, the home robot that wants to be more companion and less Roomba, has begun shipping out to customers. Kuri creator Mayfield Robotics, a Bosch-owned startup, revealed that its initial shipme...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter adds support for app-based two-factor authentication
 Twitter is rolling out an update to its platform security that will allow users to employ third-part authentication apps to receive a two-factor login authentication for their Twitter account. T...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch The benefits of police body cams are a myth
 Police body-worn cameras have been sold to the public as a tool that would primarily deter police misconduct. One of the main selling points is the claim that the devices would have a “civ...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon filed for AmazonTube trademark after Google pulled YouTube from the Echo Show
 Google’s decision to block YouTube content was a real kick in the pants to Amazon as it got ready to launch its Echo Show device. After all, YouTube videos are the perfect content for the ...
07:32 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Music to end support for streaming your uploaded MP3s
 In the early days of streaming music services, some aimed to differentiate themselves by offering users the ability to upload their personal collection of MP3’s, which could be streamed al...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch The rise of the Crypto accelerators
 As cryptocurrency fever grips the tech world, and blockchain technologies gradually become more viable, there is a new wave of accelerators and incubators appearing to service this growing ecosy...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Photosynth returns as a feature in Microsofts Pix camera app
Earlier this year, Microsoft shut down Photosynth, its service for stitching multiple images into panoramas and semi-3D models. When it launched in 2008, the service was extremely impressive, but it n...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch UBTECHs robotic First Order Stormtrooper patrols AR battlefields
 UBTECH’s Stormtrooper missed Force Friday and The Last Jedi’s release — no surprise, really. The robotic toy moves pretty slowly, all things told. Perhaps it was a matter of ge...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Chip, the chatbot savings app, raises over 1M in crowdfunding with plans to apply for a banking license
 Chip, the chatbot app that plugs into your bank account and lets you automatically save for a rainy day, has raised nearly 1.1 million on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The fund raise, ...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Apple addresses why people are saying their iPhones with older batteries are running slower
 Because of a Reddit post and the loose interpretation of subsequent benchmark tests posted by Primate Labs’ John Poole, the “Apple throttles old iPhones” meme has reared its ug...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Techs massive tax cut Christmas present from Trump just cleared Congress
 The Republican tax bill is ready for the president’s signature. After forcing its second vote in two days, the bill passed the House with a vote of 224 to 201. The bill previously cleared ...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Cryptocurrencies have an everything problem
 A mom from Arkansas, a major donor to Republican causes with very little experience in technology, wants to invest $50,000 in bitcoin. A man from Switzerland curses during a Skype call because h...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix is turning Will Smith streaming original Bright into a film franchise
 Netflix will launch its first streaming-only franchise, with the news (via Bloomberg) that it’s greenlit a sequel to Will Smith film Bright, which is set to stream beginning December 22. B...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Snap and Twitter now have roughly the same market cap
 While we won’t call this a huge watershed moment per se, something nominally interesting in the world of Weird Social Media Things happened this morning: Snap and Twitter are now worth the...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Passport, the technology business for city transit systems, raises $43 million
 Passport, company that’s managing much of the technical aspects of how people pay to use public transportation resources in cities like London, Miami and Los Angeles, has just raised $43 m...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Eratos lightweight Verse wireless earbuds deliver solid sound at a good price
 Erato, one of the first companies to make and sell fully wireless earbuds, has a new product available called the Verse that’s more affordable than its flagship Apollo 7 buds, but with gre...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch MoviePass tops 1 million subscribers
 Last month, the movie subscription service MoviePass, which lets customers go to unlimited movies in theaters for a monthly fee, lowered its pricing to under $7 per month, when billed annually. ...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Uber appoints former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford as chief operating officer
 The long search is over for Uber’s chief operating officer. Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford has formally accepted the position today. 1/ Thrilled to be joining @Uber as COO. Looking fwd t...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Firefox lands on Amazons Fire TV
 If you own an Amazon Fire TV, you can now use Firefox to browse the web on your TV. As Mozilla and Amazonannounced today, Firefox, which joins Amazon’s own Silk browser on the device, is n...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch TechCrunch to host Startup Battlefield in Dubai with Area 2071
 TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is headed to Dubai on its continuing quest to find and feature the best early-stage startups around the world. Slated for April 2018, Startup Battlefield Dubai wil...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Dating app Hinge rolls out a new feature to reduce ghosting
 Most dating apps match users then leave it up to them to initiate their chat. When Bumble launched, however, it broke new ground by having women make the first move. Today, Hinge is introducing ...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Revoice.me offers a simple way to let your blog and newsletter readers subscribe via Facebook Messenger
 Revoice.me is a new service that makes it easy to give readers, listeners and viewers the option to subscribe to your content — newsletter, blog, podcast or YouTube channel — via Fac...
04:27 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch The rich can breathe a sigh of relief
 After weeks of back-and-forth negotiations between Republicans who represent rich people and Republicans who represent other rich people, Congress is in the final process of voting on a tax bill...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Digital ad spend grew 23 percent in the first six months of 2017, according to IAB
 Digital ad spending continued to grow during the first six months of 2017, according to the latest Internet Advertising Revenue Report. The report was prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Google Ventures invests in Ripcords paper digitizing robotics service
 The $40 million Ripcord Series B we reported back in August has just been bumped up to $65 million, courtesy of additional funding led by Google Ventures. The added funding comes as the record k...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Magic Leap shows off its Magic Leap One Creators Edition AR headset, shipping in 2018
 At long last, the day has come. Magic Leap has shared a first look at what they’ve been building with the cash they’ve raised from Google, Alibaba and others. Today, the highly-value...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Magic Leap shows off its Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headset, shipping in 2018
 At long last, the day has come. Magic Leap has shared a first look at what they’ve been building with the cash they’ve raised from Google, Alibaba and others. Today, the highly value...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch WeWorks Powered By We product is central to 2018 growth strategy
 WeWork had a big year in 2017. The seven-year-old company opened 90 new locations, doubling its global membership, and expanded into new cities in Latin America, Asia and Australia, and Europe a...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Apple will reportedly unify iOS and Mac apps in 2018
 Apple is said to be working on a way to allow developers to build apps that work with touchscreen input on iPhone and iPad, and with mouse and trackpad on Mac devices, to be implemented next yea...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Googles mobile-first search index has rolled out to a handful of sites
 Just over a year ago, Google announced a major change to the way its search index will rank sites: it will go mobile-first. As the company explained at the time, Google’s algorithms will e...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch See you tonight at the Brooklyn micro meetup
 I’ve been holding a few micro meet ups over the past few years and thought I’d start it up again in honor of token/ICO mania. I’d love to hear what you all are working on in th...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Dysons Pure HotCool Link is your household airs best friend
 Dyson may be busy building cars these days, but it’s also still making its bread and butter, including vacuums and other home appliances. The connected Pure Hot + Cold Link fan, heater and...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Carbon is raising a $200 million Series D to scale 3D printing for manufacturing
 It’s hard to get a much better poster child for your 3D printing company than Futurecraft 4D. Adidas’s line of custom 3D sneakers are all you really need to know when it comes to 3D ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Pokmon GO gets a new and improved augmented reality mode (but only on iOS)
 Remember back in June, when Niantic took the stage at WWDC to show off a beta build of Pokmon GO? The one that used Apple’s new augmented reality framework, ARKit, to beef up the game̵...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Ooma acquires AI-powered video camera platform Butterfleye for its home security service
 Ooma, the company that’s probably still best known for its VoIP platform, today announced that it has acquired Butterfleye, an AI-powered video camera and security platform that produces a...
01:20 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Giving online retailers a physical returns location nets HappyReturns $8 million
 As online retailers continue to seek out ways to bridge the digital divide between themselves and their customers,Happy Returns,which provides physical locations for online shoppers to return an...
01:18 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Tandems acquisition of Harrods Bank, the banking arm of UK department store, is approved by regulators
 Back in August, ‘challenger’ bank Tandem said that it had signed an agreement to acquire Harrods Bank, the banking arm of the U.K.’s most famous luxury department store, subjec...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceXs Falcon Heavy rocket sets up at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch
 SpaceX won’t hit its 2017 target for a test flight of its new, huge Falcon Heavy rocket – but the massive launch craft is now in place at Cape Canaveral in Florida, where it will und...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Improving search and advertising are the next frontiers for voice-activated devices
 Despite millions of orders for voice enabled devices, vendors have yet to map the uncharted territory of voice enabled search and advertising. Indeed, as voice search expands — to the tune...
10:43 am GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Alibaba Cloud is opening its first data center in India
 Alibaba is bringing its cloud computing business into India as it continues to expand its first-growing business unit.The Chinese firm said today that its first data center on Indian soil will c...
09:08 am GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Blow to Uber in Europe as top court rules its a transport service
 Europe’s top court has provided the final verdict on a multi-years legal challenge brought by EU taxi associations to Uber’s claim that it’s just a technology platform — ...
08:21 am GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has sold all of his LTC
 Charlie Lee, the former director of engineering at Coinbase, is selling almost all of his holdings in Litecoin (LTC), the cryptocurrency that he founded in 2011.Lee explained in a post on Reddit...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch PayPal backs pan-European savings deposit marketplace Raisin
 Raisin, the savings deposit marketplace that lets you shop for a better interest rate across Europe, has picked up backing from PayPal. Described as a “strategic investment,” the new...
06:50 am GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Coinbase is investigating claims of insider trading from its Bitcoin Cash launch
 Coinbase is investigating whether its employees took advantage of inside knowledge to profit on the launch of bitcoin cash (BCH) when it was added the popular crypto exchange. The company, which...
05:16 am GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Mobike lands investment from Line to grow its bike-sharing service in Japan
 Dock-less bike rental company Mobike is teaming up with messaging app firm Line to boost its presence in Japan. Line, which is Japan’s most popular messaging app with 71 million users in t...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | U.S. Government Blames North Korea for WannaCry
shift, co CEO, used cars, marketplace, government, north korea, wannacry, ransomeware, softbank, lemonade, 120 million, Tech, news, recap, daily, review, hands on, Silicon Valley, Tito, hamze, technol...
03:06 am GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash trading as price briefly hits $8,500
 After just announcingfull support for Bitcoin Cash, buying and selling on Coinbase and GDAX is temporarily disabled.For about an hour Coinbase and GDAX were both showing Coinbase Cash prices at ...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, December 20, 2017
Techcrunch Coinbase now lets you buy and sell Bitcoin Cash
 Coinbase has just added full support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – meaning you can now send, receive, buy and sell the cryptocurrency. All users will also be credited an amount of Bitcoin Cash ...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Bio-programming toolkit maker Asimov launches with $4.5M from Andreessen Horowitz
 Biotech is one of today’s many hot tech frontiers, but one thing holding it back is that it’s significantly less amenable to traditional computing techniques than other areas. A new ...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Bio-programming toolkit maker Asimov launches with $4.7M from Andreessen Horowitz
 Biotech is one of today’s many hot tech frontiers, but one thing holding it back is that it’s significantly less amenable to traditional computing techniques than other areas. A new ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch The future of source code security is consensus-based
 The security landscape is ever-changing. It is the most non-constant industry on the planet. New threats appear and new solutions are built to squash them. Rinse, repeat. It’s a never-endi...
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Googles Tacotron 2 simplifies the process of teaching an AI to speak
 Creating convincing artificial speech is a hot pursuit right now, with Google arguably in the lead. The company may have leapt ahead again with the announcement today of Tacotron 2, a new method...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Stitch Fix is crashing after its first-ever earnings report
 Stitch Fix’s first earnings report is not going well for the company, as its shares went into a tailspin after a significant run up over the past month following its IPO when it delivered ...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Is the time finally right for platform-agnostic cloud gaming?
 We’ve heard it all before. Gaming in the cloud, the ability to play the most demanding titles, regardless of the limitations of our own hardware. That was the dream of OnLive, way back in ...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch White House petition site goes offline prior to late January relaunch
 The White House petition portal established by the Obama administration is on pause, at the moment. The site, known as We The People, allows anyone to make a petition and collect digital signatu...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Review: GoPro Hero6 Black
 GoPro has always occupied a fairly tight niche of camera users. In fact, there are almost certainly more people that own the action camera than have lives gnarly or radical enough to actually ne...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Review: GoPro Fusion 360 camera
 Spherical cameras have seemed to be one of the more undesired tech trends to be pushed on people in the past couple years. Consumer tech companies have opted to develop these expensive products ...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Twitch announces reality show for up-and-coming streamers
 Twitch is planning to highlight some if its most promising users in a reality show called Stream On.The Amazon-owned video game streaming service says the show is for participants who are “...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook opens up its social VR Spaces platform to HTC Vive
 As Facebook looks to keep its VR dream moving, the company is opening up its nascent social VR platform to run on headsets that the company doesn’t build. Today, a VR exec at the company a...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook opens its social VR Spaces platform to HTC Vive
 As Facebook looks to keep its VR dream moving, the company is opening its nascent social VR platform to run on headsets that the company doesn’t build. Today, a VR exec at the company anno...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The best Nintendo Switch games and gifts
 The Switch has had an amazing debut year, defying worries that it would crash and burn like its superficially similar predecessor, the Wii U. Unlike that console, however, the Switch is just sto...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Sendbird raises another $16M to help developers add chat functions to a service
 If you go to any company’s website these days, you’re probably starting to see some chat functionality more and more often — and for good reason, as it’s a quick way for ...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram launches an alpha testing program on iOS and Android
 Are you an early adopter? Okay, but are you a really early adopter who likes to test new, experimental things even if it means you’ll experience crashes and bugs? Then you may be intereste...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft starts testing its long-promised Windows 10 Timeline feature
 When Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, one of the most interesting features the company demoed was Timeline, which lets you find and resume your recent activities as you m...
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Convercent raises $25M to keep companies out of ethical quandaries
 Convercent, a company that provides ethics and compliance software to businesses, today announced that it has raised a $25 million funding round led by Rho Ventures. Additional investors include...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Gift guide: PlayStation 4 Games worth giving
 2017 has been a banner year for gaming, and the PS4 in particular has gotten a ridiculous amount of really great games. Whether you or your loved one is interested in action, huge explorable wor...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube: More AI can fix AI-generated bubbles of hate
 Facebook, YouTube and Twitter faced another online hate crime grillingtoday by UK parliamentarians visibly frustrated at their continued failures to apply their own community guidelines and take...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Dgraph raises $3M for its open-source distributed graph database, hits 1.0 release
 Dgraph is an increasingly popular open-sourcedistributedgraph databasethat uses a version of Facebook’s GraphQL as its default query language. Today, the company announced that it has rais...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Former Nike CFO Don Blair joins Dropboxs board of directors
 As Dropbox continues its inevitable march toward an IPO, it’s going to look to bring in people with a lot of experience handling the operations of larger public companies — and it...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch dYdX is a decentralized protocol for cryptocurrency derivatives
 While some financial derivatives like futures trading are slowly coming to Bitcoin, we’re still a long time away from these financial products being widely available for the entire cryptoc...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Musical.ly launches $50 million creator fund to build out its community
 In November, the popular lip-syncing app Musical.ly announced its acquisition by Chinese social media giant Toutiao, owned by Bytedance, in a deal sources said was valued at $800 million to $1 b...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter launches a new enterprise API to power customer service and chatbots
 Twitter’s big news this week is its announcement that it’s now enforcing its new policies around hateful content and abuse, but today the company is rolling out something new for dev...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch UPS reserves 125 Tesla Semi fully electric heavy-duty trucks
 Tesla has another new high-profile customer – UPS, which has placed the largest order yet for Tesla Semi advance reservations. The shipping giant pre-ordered 125 Tesla Semi trucks, besting...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Ultra-fast 5G wireless service declared national security priority by White House
 Who would have thought that the president who writes in 140-character missives would suddenly be interested in 70 Gbps wireless internet access? The White House released its congressionally-mand...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Bima raises $97M from Allianz for microinsurance aimed at emerging markets
 On the heels of Lemonade raising $120 million from Softbank for its new “peer-to-peer” spin on insurance services, another company aimed at disrupting the insurance market is announc...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Echo Buttons get their own version of Trivial Pursuit
 Echo Buttons got lost in the deluge of Alexa products announced by Amazon a few months back. Understandably so — they were fun, but weird additions to company’s portfolio of smart ho...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Google will turn on native ad-blocking in Chrome on February 15
 Google is going to start blocking certain ads in Chrome, the company announced earlier this year. But now we know exactly when: February 15, 2018 (via VentureBeat) is the go-live date provided b...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Softbank leads a $120 million round for insurance startup Lemonade
 Softbank’s Vision Fund has finally made a good tech investment around real estate.After investing $4.4 billion in what is essentially a bespoke office space rental business (WeWork) and an...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Overstocks CEO launches new trading platform and token, tZero
 Few mainstream business leaders have taken to the blockchain quite like Patrick Byrne. The founder of Overstock.com has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014 and has been talking about disrupting th...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook has new tools to prevent unwanted friend requests and messages
 Facebook, like every social media platform, has issues with harassment and bullying. In order to prevent certain types of harassment, Facebook is introducing some new features to help prevent un...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Used car marketplace Shift appoints a co-CEO alongside George Arison
 Toby Russell was one of the first people to get Shift founder George Arison into used cars — and now he’s going to be running his company alongside him as Shift said today it is appo...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks facial recognition now finds photos youre untagged in
 Facebook wants to make sure you know about and control the photos of you people upload, even if they don’t tag you. So today, Facebook launched a new facial recognition feature called Phot...
03:16 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Caavos over-the-top TV box for over-the-top TV boxes ships February 14
 The streaming box that aims to bring sanity to your streaming world by combining all your streaming hardware sources into one will ship on Valentine’s Day next year, according to The Verge...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Prime Video app becomes the most-downloaded Apple TV app at launch
 Apple and Amazon’s decision to bury the hatchet, leading to the return of the Apple TV on Amazon, and the launch of Amazon’s Prime Video app on Apple TV has proved beneficial to both...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch BMW reaches 100,000 electric vehicle sales target for 2017
 BMW set out to sell 100,000 electric cars this year globally, and it has managed to do that, the company revealed today. That includes fully electric cars, as well as electrified vehicles like i...
02:33 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Waymo teams with Trov on passenger insurance for self-driving service
 Waymo is working with insurance startup Trov on protections for riders using its forthcoming self-driving ride hailing service. Trvo will provide Waymo’s passengers with insurance for lost...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Writer Tobias Stone talks about the history of the future
Tobias Stone blew up Medium in 2016 with is post about Trump and Brexit. The trained historian, philosopher, and (full disclosure) husband of TechCrunch’s amazing Leslie Hitchcock, took the less...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch ZTEs dual-screen phone is a fascinating mess
 While the world was focused on bigger names like Apple and Samsung, one of the industry’s great workhorses went ahead and released a dual-screen smartphone. But the Axon M’s dual-scr...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Aspect Ventures promotes Lauren Kolodny to partner
 Aspect Ventureshas another lady atop its female-led venture investment team.Lauren Kolodny has been promoted to partner after spending 3.5 years at Aspect. She joined shortly after the firm star...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Pinterest beat hiring goals for women in engineering, missed for underrepresented minorities
 Pinterest has unveiled its latest diversity report, showing progress in some areas while missing goals in others. Pinterest hit its goals for women in engineering roles but failed to reach its g...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch InVision is investing $5 million in design startups with new fund
 InVision, the platform for creation and collaboration among designers, has today announced the launch of the InVision Fund. Led by CEO Clark Valberg, the company is designating $5 million to inv...
12:43 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch France puts Facebook on notice over WhatsApp data transfers
 Facebook and WhatsApp have been issued with formal notices by France’s data protection watchdog warning that data transfers being carried out for ‘business intelligence’ purpos...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch DigitalGenius raises $14.75 million Series A for AI-based customer service solution
 When DigitalGenius participated in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition in New York City in 2015, there weren’t a lot of companies working on AI and machine learning. Today, it&#...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Blink introduces a $99 video doorbell
 The best way to stand out from the CES deluge? Announce your product three weeks before everyone else. Last year’s show was big one for the connected home, and all signs are pointing to 20...
10:50 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter finally boots hate group that Trump retweeted off its platform
 Yesterday Twitter said it would begin enforcing new hate speech rules to shutter accounts that promote violence against citizens to further their causes. Read More ...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Nordic VC firm Inventure outs new 110M fund to invest in early-stage tech startups in the region
 There’s been a slew of new European VC fund raises over the last few months, including mostly recently Seedcamp, Balderton, and Brighteye Ventures, but now we can add Inventure to the list...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Uber rival Ola buys Foodpanda India to get into food deliveries
 Ola, the Uber rival in India, is entering the food delivery space after it announced a deal to acquire Foodpanda’s India business from its parent company DeliveryHero. The deal will see Ol...
06:34 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch New AWS Paris region makes it easier for customers to follow Frances data privacy rules
 Amazon Web Services launched a new region in Paris today to serve customers in the European Union. This is AWS’ fourth region in the EU after Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. One a...
06:02 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Kaspersky Lab challenges the U.S. government ban on its products in court
 On Monday, Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab announced its intention to push back against the U.S. government’s ban on its software. The ban, which the Department of Homeland Securi...
05:17 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch US government says North Korea was behind massive WannaCry cyber attack
 The U.S. government has officially blamed North Korea for WannaCry, the massive ransomware attacked that spread across the worlddisrupting more than 200,0000 businesses from 35 countries this pa...
04:51 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch NBCUniversal will start streaming Sunday Night Football on mobile devices next month
 NBCUniversal announced today that it has acquired rights from the NFL to stream “Sunday Night Football” through its TV Everywhere app starting with the 2018 season. The news comes ju...
04:16 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | YouTube Red pulls plug on Super Size Me 2
Today’s StoriesYouTube Red cancels release of Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me 2’ following filmmaker’s sexual abuse confessionsTwitter today starts enforcing new rules a...
04:03 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Government requests for Facebook user data continue to increase worldwide
 Facebook continues to see increased requests for user data from governments worldwide, according to its latest transparency report. The social network first introduced the reports, which give ra...
01:32 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch The FCC disproved its own claim that net neutrality was an Obama plot
 Among the many incorrect claims made by the FCC in promotion of its order eliminating 2015’s net neutrality rule was the idea that the Obama administration had exerted major influence to m...
01:29 am GMT - Tue, December 19, 2017
Techcrunch Partnering with Techstars and Ecolab, ag giant Cargill returns to tech investing
 The world’s largest private agricultural company, Cargill, is returning to tech investment alongside the environmental treatment company Ecolab and Techstars to launch a new accelerator pr...
11:28 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch 30 years of Final Fantasy
 December 18, 1987 marked the establishment of a video game franchise that would come to define role-playing games for millions over the next 30 years — but the creators of Final Fantasy di...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Tovala, which sells smart ovens for $399, just raised fresh funding from local VCs
 The track record for smart kitchen devices is fairly uneven. On the one hand, you have Juicero, which was widely ridiculed for selling a $400 juice machine and that shut down soon after Bloomber...
08:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Arizona residents are getting refunds on Theranos tests
 Theranos is issuing refund checks to all Arizona residents who used the company’s blood-testing services,thanks to a recent settlement by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Between 20...
08:32 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch NASA engineers stare at the sun to see shockwaves from supersonic flight
 Before the eclipse this summer, NASA warned us over and over again not to stare directly at the sun — but now they’re doing just that. Its researchers have reinvented a photography t...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Fyusion is bringing 3D vision technologies to a device near you
 More than 15 million users a week launch theFyuseapp to take and share the 3D interactive pictures the technology enables. But what these users may not realize is that their pictures are actuall...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Good luck getting Apple AirPods before the holidays
 Apple’s wireless earbuds have been on the market for just over a year now, but they’re shaping up to be one of the biggest tech gifts for this holiday season. In fact, most of the bi...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Adidas shifts away from making its own wearable tech
 Wearables are hard. Some of the biggest names in technology have tried and failed to find success in the space, and even those that have become synonymous with the category have struggled to kee...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter is soaring today as its stock hits a high for the year
 Twitter is finally having a good day on Wall Street as it heads into the final weeks of the year, and this time around it may be a result of a little bit of optimism from investors. There were t...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch World Views high-altitude Stratollite balloons capture some great images
 Pioneering near-space company World View is showing off what its so-called ‘stratollite’ balloons can do with a simple, off-the-shelf imaging sensor and a view of Earth from between ...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Plexamp, Plexs spin on the classic Winamp player, is the first project from new incubator Plex Labs
 Media software maker Plex, which has been enjoying a bit of growth following its newer focus on DIY cord-cutters, today announced a new incubator and community resource called Plex Labs. The ide...
06:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch The startup that facilitates deliveries for HelloFresh in SF and LA raises $4.3 million
 AxleHire, a last-mile logistics startup that facilitates deliveries for companies like HelloFresh, Freshly, Sunbasket, La Boulangerie and others, has raised $4.3 million from Acorn Pacific, RGA ...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Fiit secures $3.2M seed investment to let you work out with your friends, live
 Want to work out with your friends but you’re all busy and in different parts of the city or even country? Surely you could do this in 2017? Maybe with a Hololens… Turns out one of t...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch As Kubernetes surged in popularity in 2017, it created a vibrant ecosystem
 For a technology that the average person has probably never heard of, Kubernetes surged in popularity in 2017 with a particular group of IT pros who are working with container technology. Kubern...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube Red cancels release of Morgan Spurlocks Super Size Me 2 following filmmakers sexual abuse confessions
 YouTube’s subscription service, YouTube Red, is losing another of its bigger names. Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” sequel will be pulled from You...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch The Echo Spot is my new favorite Alexa device
 I got excited when the Echo Spot debuted. At the time, I tentatively declared it the best Echo at the time, and after living with the device for the better part of a week, my sentiments haven...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Reddit launches new mobile apps with support for real-time comments, chat, mod tools and more
 Reddit today is giving its mobile apps a major upgrade – the first since their launch last year, when the company decided to take back control over the official Reddit experience on mobile...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Study: Russia-linked fake Twitter accounts sought to spread terrorist-related social division in the UK
 A study by UK academics looking at how fake social media accounts were used to spread socially divisive messages in the wake of a spate of domestic terrorists attacks this year has warned that t...
03:21 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch An hard look at token sale mania by an true insider
 Moshe Hogeg is a fixture in the Valley mythos. This Israeli founder of Yo (yes, that Yo) and Mobli, he recently became one of the most prolific ICO investors in the world with a thesis that, in ...
03:21 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch A hard look at token sale mania by a true insider
 Moshe Hogeg is a fixture in the Valley mythos. This Israeli founder of Yo (yes, that Yo) and Mobli, he recently became one of the most prolific ICO investors in the world with a thesis that, in ...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons latest Echos show the smart home space hitting its stride
 Amazon’s Echo lineup got a refresh earlier this year that included a brand new version of its basic Echo, well as an Echo Plus with integrated smart home hub, and the stalwart Echo Dot ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Open Garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your Internet connection
 Open Garden launched its mesh networking platform at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012. Since then, the company has gone through a few iterations and found unexpected success in its Firechat offline me...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Springboard raises $9.5M to offer an online alternative to the masters degree
 Springboard is a platform that helps people advance their tech skills, and ultimately career. Today it took a step further to realizing its own potential after it landed a $9.5 million Series A ...
02:45 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch More dead commenters appear to come out against Net Neutrality
 Two more dead commenters have been spotted commenting on the FCCs foregone Net Neutrality vote, a small but not insignificant discovery considering that, while public outcry for net neutrality w...
02:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Battery Ventures backs workforce management software company Quinyx in new $12M round
 Quinyx, a Stockholm-headquartered company that offers cloud-based software to help businesses manage things like employee scheduling, communication, task-management and payroll integration, has ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter today starts enforcing new rules around violence and hate
 Twitter today says it will begin to enforce new rules related to how it handles hateful conduct and abusive behavior taking place on its platform. The changes are a part of the company’s b...
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Carnegie Mellons Superhuman AI bests leading Texas Holdem poker pros
 A new paper published by Science today details how Libratus, an AI developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s computer science department, managed to take on and defeat top industry pro...
01:08 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix arranged a surprise proposal for two streaming superfans
 Netflix is to dating what going to the movies once was, so it makes a lot of sense that couples would remember the streaming service and some of its signature shows as key facets in the progress...
12:52 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch NIO launches its ES8 all-electric SUV in China
 Electric vehicle startup NIO has launched its first production car, the ES8 – a fully electric SUV with 220 miles of range, fast charging that will top off the battery entirely in one hour...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch BMW teams up with Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries for cars
 Automaker BMW is chasing that solid-state battery tech carrot, same as most everyone else in the industry. Today, it’s announcing a new partnership with battery technology company Solid Po...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Virgin Hyperloop One said to add Richard Branson as Chair and raise $50M
 It’s probably no surprise that billionaire Richard Branson is going to be taking a more active role in Virgin Hyperloop One, considering the company adopted the “Virgin” monike...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Toyota will electrify entire vehicle lineup by 2025
 Toyota is finally revealing the details of its plan to catch up with some of its rivals on electrification; the automaker has focused primarily on hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles before ...
11:03 am GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook is clamping down on posts that shamelessly beg for your engagement
 A lot of crap gets shared on Facebook, but coming soon the volume may be a little less after Facebook made a move to penalize content thatshamelessly begs people for engagement. The social netwo...
10:52 am GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch France files supplier contract complaint against Amazon
 The French government has filed a complaint against ecommerce giant Amazon alleging abuse of a dominant position with some of its suppliers, according toReutersciting a report in La Parisien new...
10:35 am GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch FarmCrowdy raises $1M round to bring Nigerian farmers online and to market
 Bringing small scale Nigerian farmers to a broader market has netted the new startup Farmcrowdy $1 million from investors including Techstars, Cox Ventures and Social Capital. Farmcrowdy’s...
09:58 am GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch WheelStreet is bringing dock-less motorbikes to Indias cities
 By now the world is familiar with the rise of on-demand bicycle services, which started out with Mobike and Ofo in China, but one startup is twisting the concept slightly to bring dock-less moto...
05:51 am GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Horizons Ventures backs AI startup Fano Labs in first Hong Kong investment
 Horizons Ventures, the VC firm founded by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-Shing, has made a rare early-stage investment after it backed AI startup Fano Labs.Horizons has invested in the like...
04:47 am GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Oracle to buy construction collaboration software maker Aconex for $1.2B in cash
 Oracle will pay $1.2 billion in cash to buy construction software developer Aconex, the companies announced today. Based in Melbourne, Aconex’s cloud-based software allow teams working on ...
04:33 am GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Uber ride-hailing comes to BBM because some people in the world still use BBM
 It’s been some time since Uber made its full service available inside messaging apps — most notably Facebook Messenger — but now it is rolling out to another one, BBM, with an ...
03:38 am GMT - Mon, December 18, 2017
Techcrunch Tencent and JD.com invest $863M into e-commerce firm Vipshop to battle Alibaba
 Tencent, the internet giant that recently became Asia’s first $500 billion company, is continuing its investment spree after it agreed to buy$604 million in shares of Chinese online retail...
11:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 17, 2017
Techcrunch Learning to embrace conflict as a part of startup culture
 Most team leaders will agree on the majority of decisions that need to be made and good startup teams seem telepathic at times, but there are inevitably going to be profound disagreements. It...
09:12 pm GMT - Sun, December 17, 2017
Techcrunch Kirakira vs. the world
   “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” — Francis Bacon and/or Lady Gaga Kirakira, an app that allows people to become shinier, is a...
09:12 pm GMT - Sun, December 17, 2017
Techcrunch Shine of the times
   “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” — Francis Bacon and/or Lady Gaga Kirakira, an app that adds sparkle to your photos, is at th...
07:51 pm GMT - Sun, December 17, 2017
Techcrunch The Last Jedi should be the last Star Wars film
 At the risk of being ostracized by the vast majority of my TC teammates, let me propose that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would — in a fairer universe — be the last Star Wars film…...
06:53 pm GMT - Sun, December 17, 2017
Techcrunch Negativity and Startups
 2017 has not been a good year for good news in the startup world. VCs repeatedly sexually harassing founders, often over a period of years. Products that are dangerous, stupid or a mix of both. ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 17, 2017
Techcrunch ICO-lateral damage
 The ICO regulators are here, and they’re carrying big sticks. (PDF) “Coins or other digital assets issued on a blockchain may be securities under the federal securities laws… t...
11:11 am GMT - Sun, December 17, 2017
Techcrunch Thales agrees to buy Gemalto in digital security deal worth ~$5.43BN
 Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense group Thales — in a deal worth around $5.43BN. Read More ...
01:35 am GMT - Sun, December 17, 2017
Techcrunch To ICO or not to ICO?
 Sorry… I had to.For some actual wise words about crypto, read this. Read More ...
01:05 am GMT - Sun, December 17, 2017
Techcrunch The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction
 As we grow as a culture, especially for newer generations, we need to start asking important questions: ‘how as a species do we begin the education process of device addiction?’ And ...
07:59 pm GMT - Sat, December 16, 2017
Techcrunch Do Good Companies ICO?
 There has been a veritable explosion in the use of initial coin offerings (abbreviated ICO, sometimes also referred to as a token generating event or TGE, or a WTFLOL) to fund startups. Calculat...
06:15 pm GMT - Sat, December 16, 2017
Techcrunch Apple has a history of choosing cash over startups
 Apple has more cash than any other tech company on the planet. Yet, that hasn’t translated into spending on acquisitions. Over the past five years, Apple has spent the least on M&A out...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 16, 2017
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Golden Goose
 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 15, 2017. G3: Last Hope — Mary Hodder, Halley Suitt Tucke...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 16, 2017
Techcrunch Welcome to CTRLT, TechCrunchs podcast about tech and culture
 Without further ado, it brings us great pleasure to introduce you to CTRL+T, a new podcast hosted by TechCrunch Reporter Megan Rose Dickey and Editorial Director Henry Pickavet.On this week̵...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 16, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix will look for a repeat play in 2018 after a strong year
 Netflix had a pretty good year by very Netflix-y standards: it added a ton of subscribers; its international growth plans seem to be playing out as hoped; it cleaned up in the Golden Globe nomin...
04:46 am GMT - Sat, December 16, 2017
Techcrunch Uber accused of espionage, bribery and hacking by former employee
 The $1.86 billion legal battle between ride-hailing giant Uber and Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo reached a pivotal moment today as the judge in the case released a damning letter base...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, December 16, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Go-Jek Buys Three Startups
Go-Jek buys three startups, the California Department of Public Health warns against being on your phone for too long and AOL Instant Messenger is officially dead. All this on Crunch Report. Read More...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, December 16, 2017
Techcrunch Celebrity hologram startup 8i to lay off half its staff
 8i, the New Zealand and Los Angeles-based augmented reality startupbringing celebrity personalities into immersive experiences, is laying off about half of its 70-person staff, according to a re...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, December 16, 2017
Techcrunch Feds look to cash in seized bitcoins at record prices
 Federal prosecutors are looking to unload 513 bitcoins seized as part of a drug case in Salt Lake City. Worth about $500,000 when they were seized, their worth has now ballooned to over $8.5 mil...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore
 Google announced today that it’s shutting down its high-end smartphone augmented reality platform, Tango, in order to focus on the more mass market ARCore product.The company had alreadyco...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Broadband business Casa Systems up 11%, following downsized IPO
 Andover, Massachusetts-based Casa Systems had a tough time pulling off its IPO this week. The broadband solutions company initially wanted to debut Thursday, but pushed its launch back to Friday...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Broadband business Casa Systems up 11% following downsized IPO
 Casa Systems had a tough time pulling off its IPO this week. The broadband solutions company wanted to debut Thursday, but pushed its launch back to Friday, likely because of weak initial demand...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Cities do want to rethink regulations and avoid tech clashes, and heres some proof
 In Jakarta, Indonesia, only 50 percent of the population has access to the piped sewerage system. More than 500,000 residents practice open defecation, and more than one million people discharge...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Mozillas Mr. Robot promo backfires after it installs a Firefox extension without permission
 If you’re a Firefox user, you may have noticed a weird new extension that suddenly showed up in your browser this week. The extension is called “Looking Glass 1.0.3” and this i...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Dont keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns
 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Apple picks up a new space drama from the creator of Battlestar Galactica
 What the frak is this? According to a report from Deadline, Apple may have actually gotten its hand on a good show – a new space drama from “Battlestar Galactica”creator, Ronal...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Erik Huggers is stepping down as CEO of Vevo
 Vevo, the music video service backed by major record labels, just announced that its CEO Erik Huggers is departing. Huggers previously worked at the BBC, at Verizon (which owns TechCrunch) and e...
07:28 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Finnish autonomous car goes for a leisurely cruise in the driving snow
 It’s one thing for an autonomous car to strut its stuff on a smooth, warm California tarmac, and quite another to do so on the frozen winter mix of northern Finland. Martti, a self-driving...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry
 Freight and logistics in the U.S. alone account for nearly $1.5 trillion annually. As the world’s economies scale up, that number is only expected to increase. The industry, however, is no...
06:55 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Alexa skills top 25,000 in the U.S. as new launches slow
 Amazon this week officially launched the first skills for Alexa offering premium content that customers can purchase while using the voice apps – a move the company had announced was in th...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Dog-walking app Wag may be raising a huge round of funding
 It looks like Wag may get another huge injection of cash following a big financing round earlier this year, according to a report by Recode, and also based onwhat we are hearing. We had heard a ...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch EyeEms new products aim to understand brand aesthetics
 EyeEm is unveiling new tools to help the brands and marketers using the site to source their images. Underlying these tools is a technology called EyeEm Vision, which we described in-depth earli...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Live-streaming app Spotlite raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital to help singers make money
 Described to me as “American Idol meets musical.ly,” startup Spotlite recently raised more than $10 million from Sequoia Capital and BlueRun Ventures. The plan is to use the funding ...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Live-streaming app Spotlite raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital China to help singers make money
 Described to me as “American Idol meets musical.ly,” startup Spotlite recently raised more than $10 million from Sequoia Capital and BlueRun Ventures. The plan is to use the funding ...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Fitbit is having a bad day
 Fitbit is, once again, not having a good day after spending the year in mostly middling status as it looks to prove there’s a market for fitness trackers as well as its own smartwatch.The ...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Netflixs Mudbound offers a somber look at Mississippi in the 1940s
 Mudbound, a Dee Rees-directed film currently streaming on Netflix, is both epic and intimate, telling the intertwined stories of two families (one black, one white) farming on the Mississippi de...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch With $10M in new funding, Huddly launches its smart GO camera for video conferencing
 Huddly has built a smart camera that only has one mission: make your video meetings more productive. Now for the most part, you probably don’t think much about what camera you use for your...
03:50 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook adds a Snooze button for muting people, groups and Pages for 30 days
 Facebook today is launching a new feature designed to give users more control over what content they see in their News Feed: a “Snooze” button. The option, which will become availabl...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceX launches a reused Dragon atop a reused Falcon 9 for the first time
 SpaceX has moved one step closer to its dream of affordable, efficient reusable space flight: Today for its CRS-13 resupply mission for the International Space Station it managed to launch a pre...
03:41 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Adobe had a record quarter, but still has substantial untapped potential
 Adobe announced a record quarter yesterday with $2.01 billion in revenue for Q42017. That represents a healthy 25 percent year over year increase for the company, but about half of that continue...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch its first re-flown capsule and rocket combo live here
 SpaceX is taking another shot at a historic launch today, should everything go as planned. It’s targeting a launch window of 10:36 AM EST (7:36 AM PST) this morning for its CRS-13 mission,...
03:11 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Alexa can now play the top songs in a city and similar tracks
 Amazon Alexa can now play music that’s popular in a given city through a new feature called “Local Popularity.” That means you can ask Alexa to play the “top songs in Los...
02:52 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch AIM is officially dead
 Say “goodbye” (in the AOL voice, if possible) to Aol Instant Messenger. Back in October, Oath (the combined entity of Yahoo and Aol) announced that it would shutter AIM on December 1...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Apples $400M deals, Target buys a startup and uh-oh net neutrality
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This weekKatie Roof,Matthew Lynleyand myself —Alex Wil...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Lets meet in New York to talk token sales
 I’ve been holding a few micro meet ups over the past few years and thought I’d start it up again in honor of token/ICO mania. I’d love to hear what you all are working on in th...
01:37 pm GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Pied Pipers decentralized internet is planned for Dubai, courtesy of startup Moeco
 We’re slowly moving from the Big Data era to the “OMG HOW MUCH DATA?!,” to use the technical term. But, all joking aside, it’s getting bigger, or worse, depending on your...
11:19 am GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Uber Eats couriers in Europe to be offered free accident and sickness insurance
 Uber has announced it’s launching a free insurance package for independent couriers delivering food for its Uber Eats business in nine European markets.It says all couriers with an active ...
09:16 am GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Australias Airwallex raises $6M to grow its cross-border payment business
 Airwallex, an Australia-based fintech startup that helps banks and businesses handle cross-border transactions at scale, has closed a $6 million investment ahead of a planned Series B next year....
09:00 am GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Loot, the digital current account aimed at students and millennials, banks 2.2M Series A
 “There are two types of competition for us at Loot: the banks and the money management apps,” Loot founder Ollie Purdue tells me. The U.K. startup, founded in 2014 while now 24 year ...
08:40 am GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Google is using light beam tech to connect rural India to the internet
 Google is preparing to use light beams to bring rural areas of the planet online after it announced to a planned rollout in India.The firm is working with a telecom operator in Indian stateAndhr...
05:01 am GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Go-Jek buys three startups to advance its mobile payment business
 Go-Jek, the company leading Uber and Grab in Southeast Asia’s largest market, has bagged a hattrick of deals to advance its mobile payment strategy. Indonesia-based Go-Jek revealed it has ...
04:20 am GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | FCC Kills Net Neutrality
The FCC kills net neutrality, Snapchat launches Lens Studio and Squarespace reportedly raises $200 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:09 am GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch The difference between good and bad Facebooking
 “Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. It’s a double-edged sword whose sides aren’t properly disting...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, December 15, 2017
Techcrunch With just one day left in open enrollment, companies turn to Stride Health for help
 The compressed timelines of this year’s open enrollment period for government-mandated healthcare have left some companies in the lurch, and as the final hours to enroll tick by, they̵...
10:58 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Ex-Zynga execs raise $15 million for their new gaming studio, Manticore Games
 In the eight years since Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard launched their last gaming startup, the industry they helped shape now brings in more than $100 billion in revenues globally. There&...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch What telecoms and tech companies are saying about the FCCs net neutrality decision
 The FCC just voted to eliminate the net neutrality rules established by 2015’s Open Internet Order. The blowback has been predictably sudden from many prominent internet companies that are...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Apple launches its podcast analytics service into beta
 At WWDC this year, Apple announced it would soon offer its own podcast analytics service for show creators who publish on Apple Podcasts. Today, that service has launched into beta, offering pod...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Y Combinator is zeroing in on bigger, breakaway companies with a new growth-stage program
 Y Combinator famously funds a lot of companies, but there’s always more it could be doing, said its president, Sam Altman, in an interview with TechCrunch this fall. “I do think star...
08:37 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Uber investor Shervin Pishevar resigns from Sherpa Capital
 Hyperloop One co-founder and early Uber investor Shervin Pishevar has announced his resignation from Sherpa Capital, the venture capital firm he co-founded, following sexual misconduct allegatio...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch A timeline of the FCCs quest to destroy net neutrality
 The FCC voted today to roll back the strong net neutrality rules established under the Obama administration in 2015. It’s distressing but at this point no longer surprising — FCC Cha...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Edge Mobile Payments buys whats left of Plastc in hopes that theres still life left in smart cards
 The death of Plastc back in April looked to many like the final nail in the smart card coffin. After all, the news came only a few months after the space’s other big player, Coin, called i...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Apple Maps gets indoor mapping for more than 30 airports
 As of this morning, Apple Maps has expanded to include indoor layouts of 30 airports across the globe. The company has primarily hit American cities thus far, covering what looks to be most of t...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch New York attorney general announces a multi-state lawsuit challenging the net neutrality vote
 New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a leading voice in the fight against the FCC’s net neutrality rules repeal, has stepped forward with one of the first legal challenges to the c...
07:28 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Chromecast is back on Amazon
 Amazon will once again allow sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast on its site, after banning them two years ago in an effort to promote its own Fire TV hardware to online shoppers. The additi...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Taylor Swifts new app, The Swift Life, is out now
 In the midst of an reputational makeover, Taylor Swift is debuting a brand new app called The Swift Life.The app is a dedicated social network for Swift’s fans, letting them communicate wi...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?
 The FCC voted this morning 3:2 to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect techn...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch FCC votes to repeal net neutrality
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06:23 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Google AI helped find the first solar system outside our own with 8 planets
 Google and NASA today announced the discovery of a new planet in solar system Kepler 90, achieved using machine learning. By applying neural networking to Kepler data, scientists have found, for...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch The FCC officially votes to kill net neutrality
 Despite overwhelming opposition from Congress, technical experts, advocacy organizations and, of course, the American people, the FCC has voted to eliminate 2015’s Open Internet Order and ...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch A new version of Mixer, Microsofts Twitch rival, hits iOS and Android
 Microsoft today is officially launching a new version of its Mixer mobile gameplay streaming app, its Twitch rival. The app, which is initially available on Android with iOS arriving soon, was f...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Squarespace reportedly raises about $200 million at a $1.7 billion valuation
 Squarespace, the 14-year-old platform that makes it easy for essentially anyone to build their own website, is raising about $200 million from General Atlantic, valuing the company at a $1.7 bil...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Assemblas new iOS app lets developers manage their repos on the go
 Software development isn’t exactly something that naturally lends itself to mobile. Who, after all, wants to code on a virtual keyboard and a small screen. But you don’t need to be b...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook pushes pre-roll ads on Watch as it stops subsidizing Live
 Everyone’s least favorite ads are coming to Facebook, but six second pre-rolls will only appear on original Watch tab videos you purposefully view and not in the News Feed. Facebook is emb...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Google adds price tracking and deals to Google Flights, Google Trips and hotel search
 Google today is expanding its booking features for travelers using Google services including Trips, Flights and hotel search, with a focus on helping people find better rates. For example, Googl...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Observation of interstellar object Oumuamua shows no evidence of artificial signals
 You may recall that last week, researchers from the Breakthrough Initiatives set out a plan to observe ‘Oumuamua, an object thought to be from an another star system. Based on its shape an...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch CamSoda rolls our WebRTC for truly portable cam activities
 They say the adult industry usually leads the way with new technology and CamSoda [NSFW LINK], a NSFW cam site, is no exception. The site, which connects models in various states of undress with...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Instacart promotes Sarah Mastrorocco to new position of VP of Business Development
 Instacart is going through some growing pains right now, with Amazon buying Whole Foods this summer and target picking up Alabama-based Shipt in the last week. But growing pains come for a reaso...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Genalyte hires Facebook and Google exec Kevin Lo as company president
 Khosla-backed one drop blood test startup Genalyte has hired former Facebook exec Kevin Lo as president of the company. Lo comes to Genalyte after leading “connectivity efforts” at F...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Xage emerges from stealth with a blockchain-based IoT security solution
 Getting the myriad of devices involved in the industrial internet of things provisioned and communicating with one another in a secure way will be one of the great technological challenges facin...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Snapchat launches augmented reality developer platform Lens Studio
 Snapchat is finally opening up so outside developers can help it offer infinite augmented reality experiences beyond those it designs in-house. Today Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer t...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch A week on the wrist with the Alpina Startimer
 It’s refreshing to wear a mechanical watch. The soft sweep of the seconds hand reminds us of the fleeting nature of time while the endless ticking in a dark room is a comfort and a spur to...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Pandora listeners can now watch video ads to access on-demand music
 Streaming radio and music service Pandora is today introducing a new way for people to access on-demand access to music, without having to upgrade to a Premium subscription. For the first time, ...
03:11 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Apples iMac Pro is a love letter to developers
 The iMac Pro exists because it turns out that there is a lot of air underneath the aging Mac Pro and above the incredibly popular MacBook Pro. A single-digit percentage of Mac customers buy the ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Canary brings person detection to its cameras to help avoid false positives
 Canary’s finally bringing one of its most requested features to its full line of connected home security cameras. After spending some time in beta, person detection will be rolling out ove...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Andrew Ngs Landing.ai wants to bring artificial intelligence to the manufacturing industry, starting with Foxconn
 AI pioneer Andrew Ng is probably best known for his work on the Google Brain project and for leading Baidu’s AI group. After leaving Baidu earlier this year, it wasn’t quite clear wh...
01:40 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Disney details overarching direct-to-consumer plan possible through Fox deal
 Disney CEO Bob Iger positioned his company’s acquisition of Fox’s TV and movie businesses as a way for the company to prepare for a future in which streaming and direct-to-consumer d...
12:46 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Taiwanese media startup The News Lens lands deal with top video studio Dawin
 Taiwanese digital media startup The News Lens launched only four years ago, but it quickly became one of the country’s most prolific news sources by leveraging social media to reach younge...
12:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Its official: Disney is acquiring Foxs film and TV divisions for $52.4 billion
 We’re about to see two entertainment behemoths come together, as The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox have officially announced a deal. As a result, Disney will acquire Fox’s...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Gingko Bioworks secures $275 million in Series D, valuing the company at over $1 billion
 Boston biotech startup Gingko Bioworks has announced the raise of $275 million in Series D funding to build out its Bioworks3 production facility. The funding comes from previous investorsViking...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Ginkgo Bioworks secures $275 million in Series D, valuing the company at over $1 billion
 Boston biotech startup Ginkgo Bioworks has announced the raise of $275 million in Series D funding to build out its Bioworks3 production facility. The funding comes from previous investorsViking...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz has a new, $450 million bio fund
 Almost exactly two years ago, the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz took the wraps off a $200 million “biofund” that aimed to invest at the intersection of biology and engineering and...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Instana raises $20 million for its microservice monitoring and management service
 Instana, a company that helps enterprises monitor and manage their microservice deployments with the help of automation and artificial intelligence, today announced that it has raised a $20 mill...
10:47 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Alibaba will soon begin selling cars using these gigantic vending machines
 Alibaba last week announced a deal to help Ford sell electric vehicles in China but, aside from the big names involved, the most intriguing part was a proposed vending machine for sales. Now the...
09:30 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Helpster, a platform for temp job seekers in Southeast Asia, raises $2.5M
 Helpster, a two-year-old startup that connects blue-collar workers with employers in Southeast Asia, has closed $2.5 million in new funding. The startup operates in Thailand and Indonesia with a...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Finiata, the finance platform for SMEs, freelancers and the self-employed, bags 18M funding
 Finiata, the finance platform targeting SMEs, freelancers, and the self-employed that was founded by Sebastian Diemer, who previously co-founded credit scoring and loans company Kreditech, appea...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Paddle, the software sales platform founded by a Thiel Fellow, raises $12.5M
 Paddle, a U.K. startup that offers software companies a single platform for the entire software sales process — including trials and licenses, payments, and analytics — has raised $1...
07:23 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Teabox raises $7M for its global tea-commerce business
 Teabox, the company pioneered the concept of selling tea to direct to consumers online, has served up $7 million in fresh funding to grow its five-year-old business.This new infusion of capital ...
06:50 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter
 It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporterJohn Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology. This wasn’t a ...
05:24 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Exec who reportedly said Netflix doesnt believe Danny Mastersons accusers no longer works there
 The Netflix executive who reportedly told one of Danny Masterson’s alleged rape victims that the company doesn’t believe them is no longer employed there. Andy Yeatman, Netflix’...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch SoundCloud resuscitates home screen with personalized playlists
 After laying off 40% of its staff and securing $169 million in emergency funding, SoundCloud’s first product push is a much needed step in the right direction. It’s filling its home ...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Glow-in-the-Dark Plants
Blue Origin’s Crew Capsule 2.0 takes first flight, scientists at MIT make glow-in-the-dark plants and Google is opening an AI center in China. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Samsung refreshes its Notebook 9 laptop line
 They say Christmas season gets earlier every year, and the same seems to apply to CES. The year’s biggest tech show is a little less than a month away, yet Samsung’s already showing ...
12:31 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch Wizeline expands its outsourced IT services business into southeast Asia
 Wizeline, a provider of outsourced programming services, is expanding its global footprint with agreements to partner with a slew of development shops across Southeast Asia. Founded in 2014, the...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, December 14, 2017
Techcrunch The price is right! Pace raises 2.5M to automate hotel room pricing based on demand
 Pace, a London startup that has developed tech that uses machine learning to let hotels set room prices dynamically based on demand, has raised 2.5 million in seed funding. The financing round i...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Plenty of Fish adds new conversation features to differentiate itself from Tinder
 Match Group, which houses a large portfolio of dating app brands – including most notably, Tinder, Match, and OKCupid – is prepping a notable upgrade to one of its older brands: Plen...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft looks to make Bing results smarter with new AI-powered features and Reddit partnership
 At a special AI-focused event today in San Francisco, Microsoft announced a number of feature updates to Bing that it hopes will make results smarter by leveraging the company’s AI researc...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft makes Azure Bot Service generally available for developers
 Microsoft introduced the Azure Bot Framework more than two years ago and companies have been building chatbots for a variety of scenarios ever since. Today, the company madegenerally available t...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital
 Mobile AR from Apple, Google and Facebook and computer vision/machine learning (CV/ML) are focusing the minds and wallets of VCs in Silicon Valley, China and beyond. The$2.5 billion invested in ...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Half of Amazon app users have been switched to a new, swipe-based 1-Click checkout
 Has Amazon’s ‘one-click’ checkout on mobile looked a little different to you lately? A number of users of Amazon’s mobile applications have recently reported seeing a new...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch PuTTY Begone! Microsoft will ship an OpenSSH client
 The first thing I download on a new Windows machine – after Chrome, of course – is PuTTY. This tried-and-true OpenSSH client has served millions of devs quite well for the past twent...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch 39 Senators tell FCC: Abandon this radical and reckless plan
 In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, 39 Senators (all Democrats, though Republicans have also voiced concern) urge the agency to stop its plan to eliminate net neutrality rules. Where the objec...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Redbox unveils its service for digital movie purchases and rentals
 Redbox, the company behind the ubiquitous supermarket kiosks for renting DVDs, is moving into the world of digital streaming.Technically, Redbox On Demand is still in beta, but this marks the br...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Comcast reiterates a shifting promise of no paid prioritization
 Comcast has promised before that it does not and will not engage in paid prioritization, and today the company has reiterated that stance — after being called out for having apparently wea...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Gfycat wants to fix your low-fidelity GIFs with machine learning
 We all love to share GIFs — and there are plenty of ways to do that, through online portals or keyboards — but often times because there is so much content, you’ll end up surfa...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Security robots are being used to ward off San Franciscos homeless population
 Is it worse if a robot instead of a human is used to deter the homeless from setting up camp outside places of business?One such bot cop took over the outside of the San Francisco SPCA, an anima...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch INSIKT raises $50 million to lend to low-income communities
 Loans can be the hardest to get for the people who need them the most. Anestimated 45 million Americans don’t have a credit scoreand others have trouble bringing up their scores, even if t...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter says Russians spent ~$1k on six Brexit-related ads
 Twitter has disclosed that Russian-backed accounts spent $1,031.99 to buy six Brexit-related ads on its platformduring last year’s European Union referendum vote. Read More ...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Here are the deadlines for all your online holiday shopping orders
 While some folks still head to the stores on Black Friday and throughout December, many of us are turning to the web for Christmas shopping. Just one complication: shipping tends to bottleneck d...
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Pepsi one-ups Budweiser brewer by ordering 100 Tesla electric semi trucks
 PepsiCo is the latest company to reveal that it’s placed orders for Tesla’s forthcoming electric semi-truck – and also the company with the largest order so far. The beverage c...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso just raised venture funding for her new company
 Sophia Amoruso famously founded the retailer Nasty Gal, growing it from an eBay store that sold vintage items to a darling of the fashion world that was seeing more than $300 million in sales at...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Commission Impossible, part two: How enemies gathered around net neutrality
 One would think that the classification of internet providers as telecoms or not, and which federal agency has authority over them, is about as in the weeds as it gets. But it is a symptom of th...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Google Assistant is coming to older Android phones and tablets
 The Google Assistant has long been available on most modern phones and tablets. But given the fragmentation of the Android ecosystem, many older devices will never get the newer versions of Andr...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Why content crowdfunder Patreon is halting its hated fee change
 Overhauling the creative economy turns out to be quite tricky. Following massive backlash, Patreon is at least temporarily pausing its plan to change its payment processing fee structure on Dece...
05:36 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Aurora Flight Sciences demonstrates a fully autonomous helicopter in action
 Aurora Flight Sciences is a company working on making full-scale autonomous combat craft a reality, and now some of its work is ready for prime time. The company showed off an autonomous helicop...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Fanchest raises $4M in seed funding to become the best gift for sports fans
 Here’s a great present for a sports fan this holiday season: Fanchest is a Brooklyn-based startup that curates and sends team-themed gift boxes as gift. The boxes start at $59 and include ...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Lily raises $2M from NEA and others for a personal stylist service that considers feelings, not just fit
 One of the reasons recently IPO’d Stitch Fix became so popular among female shoppers is because of how it pairs the convenience of home try-on for clothing and accessories with a personal ...
04:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Mario Bear has come to save 2017
 It’s been a long year – it feels like it actually spanned about 50, in fact. But now, at the end, some relief: Mario Bear.Yes, it’s just a bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop. And ...
04:42 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Aiming to be the LinkedIn for creatives, The Dots raises 4m
 Professional social networks like LinkedIn have long been a mainstay of business, but what if you are more of a creative bent where LinkedIn looks pretty stuffy? In the US, Behance, a network fo...
04:18 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Berlins Joblift raises 10M to attack legacy sites, in a round led by DN Capital
 Joblift, a European job site in the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands, has raised 10 million in a funding round led by the London/Berlin VC DN Capital. The round was joined by Picus Capita...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Click-to-WhatsApp messaging buttons are now rolling out in Facebook ads
 WhatsApp has always said that it has no plans to put ads into its own app, but this is not stopping Facebook, which now owns WhatsApp, from figuring out other ways of monetizing the hugely popul...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Target is buying Alabama-based same-day delivery service Shipt for $550 million
 Target, America’s other favorite old-line retailer (the one that’s not Walmart, with the arguably better commercials), is buying the Alabama-based delivery startup Shipt in a $550 mi...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Target is buying Alabama-based, same-day delivery service Shipt for $550 million
 Target, America’s other favorite old-line retailer (the one that’s not Walmart, with the arguably better commercials), is buying the Alabama-based delivery startup Shipt in a $550 mi...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch NASA to screen Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the International Space Station
 Being an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station shouldn’t mean that you have to miss out on much-anticipated movie releases like Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In f...
03:50 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks Brexit probe unearths three Russian-bought immigration ads
 Facebook has provided more details about the extent of Russian digital interference related to the UK’s Brexit vote last year. Read More ...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch EBay acquires Terapeak to provide more analytics to marketplace sellers
 EBay today announced another acquisition today that underscores the company’s current focus on building out better data tools for third-party sellers on its platform, to help it compete be...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch ispace just raised $90 million to launch two private moon missions by 2020
 Japanese company ispace has raised $90.2 million in a Series A funding round, an amount it’s calling the “largest ever” Series A in commercial space financing. The funding come...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch T-Mobile plans pay TV service in 2018 fueled by Layer3 TV acquisition
 T-Mobile is getting into the paid TV business, with the acquisition of Layer3 TV, a TV tech company, and plans announced to launch its own offering sometime next year. T-Mobile’s John Lege...
03:22 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Scientists make kale plants glow in the dark with firefly enzymes
 A team of MIT research have engineered plants that glow in the dark, using luciferase, the enzyme that lights up firefly butts. The answer to the question of why, precisely, anyone would want to...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch This app will help you figure out if you can fit that Costco-sized paper towel box in your apartment
 You’re probably going to get a better deal when you buy consumer products — like paper towels — wholesale, but at the same time you’re also buying a very, very large pack...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Indiegogo now lets you fund via token sale
 Crowdfunding service and Kickstarter-competitor Indiegogo is now offering an ICO service alongside its partner, MicroVentures. The company will allow users to participate in SEC-complaint ICOs a...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon expands same-day delivery and one-day shipping to thousands more cities
 Amazon announced today it has expanded its same-day delivery and one-day shipping service to thousands more markets across the U.S., just in time for last-minute holiday shopping. Before, these ...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Echos multi-room music streaming feature now supports Spotify and SiriusXM
 Just in time for all of those ridiculous holiday playlists, Amazon’s added two key players to the Echo’s multi-room streaming feature. Spotify and SiriusXM now join the ranks of Tune...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Events management platform Bizzabo raises $15M growth round
 Just eight months after its last round of funding, events management platform Bizzabo has raised another $15 million. The new round, which brings Bizzabo’s total funding so far to $30 mill...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Nvidia and construction giant Komatsu partner on AI for job site safety
 Nvidia is teaming up with Komatsu, one of the largest manufacturers of heavy equipment for construction and mining in the world, to deploy AI at worksites across these industries in order to pro...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Mixbook photo book service acquires WedPics
 In 2012, a Raleigh, NC-based company called WedPics launched on to the scene to make wedding photos a little less of a headache. Five years and seven million users later, WedPics is being acquir...
12:47 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch NSI Ventures hits first close on new $125M fund for Southeast Asia
 There’s been pause since Southeast Asia last welcomed fresh venture capital, but one reload is on its way afterNSI Ventures, an early investor in Indonesian unicorn and Uber rival Go-Jek, ...
12:36 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Blue Origin flies its Crew Capsule 2.0 for the first time
 Jef Bezos’ space company Blue Origin recorded a new milestone today – an inaugural flight for Crew Capsule 2.0, the latest version of the vehicle it’s creating to bring astrona...
12:23 pm GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Apple invests $390 million in TrueDepth component maker Finisar
 Apple announced a substantial investment in Finisar. Apple is giving Finisar $390 million to build a new 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas. Finisar is going to hire 500 p...
10:35 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Line adds unsend for recalling missent messages
 Messaging platform Line has added the ability for users to retrieve messages they’ve sent in error. Read More ...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch FreightHub, a European digital freight forwarder, scores $20M Series A
 FreightHub, a Berlin and Hamburg-based startup that claims to be Europe’s first fully digital freight forwarder, has raised a $20 million Series A round, just 1.5 years since launch. The r...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Uber doubles down on Indonesia after hiring its first country president
 As part of its new approach to Asia, Uber has announceda first president for its business in Indonesia,Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous country. ...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Heres what people were Googling in 2017
 There are few metrics in the world that offer as much insight into our society as Google’sannual “Year in Search.” More than any of the other year-end download and streaming ro...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Payments startup iZettle raises $47M as it plots expansion in Europe and LatAm
 iZettle — the payments startup based out of Stockholm that competes against companies like Square, Paypal and SumUp to provide card transactions using smartphones and tablets as well as re...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Payments startup iZettle raises $47M, reportedly at a $950M valuation
 iZettle — the payments startup based out of Stockholm that competes against companies like Square, Paypal and SumUp to provide card transactions using smartphones and tablets as well as re...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Commerce platform iZettle raises $47M at a $950M valuation
 iZettle — the commerce platform based out of Stockholm that competes against companies like Square, Paypal and SumUp to provide card transactions using smartphones and tablets as well as r...
06:02 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Techstars is launching its first accelerator program in Asia in partnership with Rakuten
 Techstars is bringing its global accelerator program to Asia for the first time in partnership with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten and its chat app Viber. The companies will run a three-month...
02:57 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Google opening a China-based research lab focused on artificial intelligence
 Google has officially announced that it is opening an AI center in Beijing, China. The confirmation comes after months of speculation fueled by a major push to hire AI talent inside the country....
02:57 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch Google is opening a China-based research lab focused on artificial intelligence
 Google has officially announced that it is opening an AI center in Beijing, China. The confirmation comes after months of speculation fueled by a major push to hire AI talent inside the country....
12:43 am GMT - Wed, December 13, 2017
Techcrunch New York City moves to establish algorithm-monitoring task force
 New York City may soon gain a task force dedicated to monitoring the fairness of algorithms used by municipal agencies. Formed from experts in automated systems and representatives of groups aff...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Messaging VP David Marcus joins Coinbase board
 Coinbase is growing up fast — or at least trying to. As an emblem of its current effort to accommodate the massive demand on its platform, the mainstream U.S. cryptocurrency exchange just ...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Trump signs bill banning Kaspersky Lab software from federal use
 Capping off months of controversy, espionage claims and international intrigue, the U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software has been signed into law. The ban, wedged into the Fiscal Year 2...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch How hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online
 If you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you’re probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft goes international with Toronto launch
 Lyft has officially opened for business in Toronto, its first market outside the U.S. The Canadian expansion was announced last month, and December 12 is the first day of official operations wit...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Trump wants to send astronauts to the Moon on the way to Mars
 The Trump administration had previously signaled its intentions to send astronauts back to the Moon, but now that renewed space exploration objective is official. On Monday, the president signed...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Alabama Supreme Court blocks order to preserve digital voting records
 Following an eleventh-hour order instructing voting officials in Alabama to keep the digital ballots generated in Tuesday’s Senate election, the state’s Supreme Court has issued a st...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotify
 Startups die by suicide, not competition. It wasn’t that anyone was stealing SoundCloud’sunderground rappers, bedroom remixers and garage bands. SoundCloud stumbled because it neglec...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch More Republicans in Congress criticize FCCs net neutrality plan
 2017 has been a year of bitter partisanship, but it’s nice to see that with some issues, politicians can put aside their differences to oppose something that’s harmful — and mo...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Target adds an e-gifting option to its website
 Target today unveiled a new e-gifting feature designed for those who think gift cards are too impersonal, but who are just too busy (or too lazy) to actually shop for and mail gifts themselves. ...
07:19 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Trump signs bill reinstating the FAAs drone registration requirement
 Back in late-2015, the Federal Aviation Administration introduced new rules requiring owners of small drones to submit their devices to a database and attach a registration code to the side of t...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch HotelTonight is revamping their rewards program with infinite levels
 Last year HotelTonight launched HT Perks, their own twist on a hotel loyalty program. The program is level-based, meaning user “level up” as they meet certain tiers of lifetime spend...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Betting consumers are tired of bad bank behavior, Aspiration raises $47 million for its alternative
 A who’s-who of celebrities, investors and celebrity investors have come together to invest $47 million into Aspiration, the company launched by a former speechwriter for President Bill Cli...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Hulu adds your watchlist and picture-and-picture mode to its web app
 Hulu today is rolling out a handful of new features to the beta version of its Live TV service on the web, including a picture-and-picture mode, improved search, and, most notably the addition o...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Hulu adds your watchlist and picture-in-picture mode to its web app
 Hulu today is rolling out a handful of new features to the beta version of its Live TV service on the web, including a picture-in-picture mode, improved search, and, most notably the addition of...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Hulu adds its My Stuff watchlist and picture-in-picture mode to its web app
 Hulu today is rolling out a handful of new features to the beta version of its Live TV service on the web, including a picture-in-picture mode, improved search, and, most notably the addition of...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter officially launches threads, a new feature for easily posting tweetstorms
 Twitter today is announcing the launch of a new feature that will allow people to more easily post tweetstorms – that is, those series of connected tweets that have grown to become a popul...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Upstream Security reels in $9M Series A to protect connected cars
 Upstream Security, a new startup founded by two cyber security industry veterans, announced a $9 million Series A today to help protect connected vehicles and eventually autonomous cars. Today, ...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Mindspace raises $20 million to launch co-working spaces in the U.S.
 Co-working startup Mindspace recently raised $20 million as it gears up to launch its first two locations in the U.S. While Mindspace is looking to go big or go home in the U.S., it’s star...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Mindspace raises $20 million to launch co-working spaces in the US
 Co-working startup Mindspace recently raised $20 million as it gears up to launch its first two locations in the U.S. While Mindspace is looking to go big or go home in the U.S., it’s star...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Adobe Lightrooms auto setting is now powered by AI
 Adobe launched an update to its suite of Lightroom photo management apps today that, among other things, brings a new machine learning-powered auto setting to the service. The new auto setting u...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Storifys standalone service is shutting down next year
 Storify’s eventual shuttering has been a long time coming. The social timeline curation service was acquired by commenting platform Livefyre back in 2013, which, in turn, was picked up by ...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Twitch launches an Alexa skill that plays your channels on Echo Show, offers live audio streams
 Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming service, is now available on Alexa. The company says it has launched a new skill for Alexa device owners that will allow Twitch users to track their...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook opens AR platform and world effects to all developers
 Facebook is trying to close the augmented reality gap with Snapchat with the help of an army of third-party developers. Today, eight months after debuting its Augmented Reality Camera Effects pl...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Box launches new consulting unit to help customers struggling with digital transformation
 Box announced a new consulting organization today called Box Transform. It is designed to help companies understand that transformation requires a new way of working and thinking as an organizat...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch The Last Jedi is the most moving Star Wars movie and the funniest
 One of the most common ways to praise a new Star Wars movie is to claim that it’s the best one since The Empire Strikes Back. But sometimes the clichs are accurate. And I have to say it: T...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Clubhouse nets $10m Series A from Battery Ventures to make software development fun again
 People often describe work as a rat race, but for a lot of engineers, that isn’t too far off. Take one Jira ticket off the queue, fix the bug or add the feature, mark the ticket as complet...
04:56 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook will no longer always divert international advertising revenue to Ireland
 Facebook today said it is shifting to a “local selling structure” in countries outside of the U.S., in which its advertising revenue in that country will be recorded by their local c...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook bats back after a second former exec accuses it of negatively impacting society
 Yesterday, The Verge published comments made by investor and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, quoting hisinterview last month at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, wher...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram becomes an interest network with hashtag following
 Instagram has always been a social network where you follow friends and creators, but today it’s evolving with a new way to follow hashtags so you see top posts and Stories about a topic o...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube TV hits 34 new markets
 The unbundling of the cable media empire is well underway, as players like Netflix grow others like Hulu and YouTube offer live TV service. YouTube TV, in particular, is executing an aggressive ...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Algoriddim releases djay Pro 2 with AI-powered features
 DJ software maker Algoriddim is releasing djay Pro 2 for macOS today. It’s a major update to the company’s flagship app. It still features what made djay popular in the first place, ...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Review: Shinola Canfield headphones are an overpriced mess
 The Shinola Canfield headphones cost $600 and does not ship with a 1/2-inch stereo adapter. That should tell you everything you need to know. But if not, keep reading and let me explain why thes...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Nintendo sells 10 million Switch consoles since launch
 Nintendo has sold 10 million units of the Switch console since launch, according to the company. The console launched back in March, and is selling at a similar pace to Nintendo’s most rec...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Clap on! Clap off! Its Clapboss!
 Sure Alexa can sing you a song but can you clap back at her? A new product by the makers of the Freewrite lets you do just that. Called Clapboss, this smiling dongle lets you clap up to four tim...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Apples iMac Pro arrives December 14, starting at $4,999
 It seems like forever ago that Apple first teased the iMac Pro, the souped up, professional grade version of its all-in-one. Announced back at WWDC, the company promised the computer would arriv...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Tinder is testing a feed of real-time updates from your matches, including posts from Instagram and Spotify
 Tinder announced today it’s beginning a test of a new feature called “Feed” designed to help users learn more about their matches. The Feed, which will appear as a tab on the M...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch SEC shuts down Munchee ICO
 In what should be an interesting beginning to the coming avalanche of ICO failures, the SEC has come down hard on Munchee, a company that built a $15 million token sale. The SEC chairman recentl...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Descript gets $5M to make sound editing like a word document
 Right before jumping on the phone Friday afternoon, Andrew Mason, who then ran a walking tour startup called Detour and ran Groupon, was hand-correcting a transcription of a speech by John F. Ke...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Homeis, a culture network for immigrants, launches and nabs $4m seed round led by Spark Capital
 Immigrating to a new country is one of the most challenging experiences any person can face. In a single instant, your social networks, your ability to communicate, and your knowledge of how a s...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch ThredUP launches Stitch Fix competitor for try-before-you-buy clothes
 Consignment startup thredUP is launching Goody Boxes,for people who want to try on clothes at home before making purchases. Customers will be able to order on-demand shipments, with personalized...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the worlds third largest lending market
 After twelve years working for banks and consulting firms on the digital transformation of financial services, Creditas founder Sergio Furio finally found a problem he felt he could build a busi...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Alohomora! Harry Potter game hits your phone next year with Jam City
 Niantic’s much-anticipated Harry Potterfollow up to Pokemon Go is coming next year, but Harry Potter fans who want their first taste of Hogwarts on mobile don’t have to wait, because...
12:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix reminds everyone its creeping on them
 This weekNetflix trumpeted its users collectively streaming one billion hours of content weekly in 2017.Also this week: Netflix reminded its ~110M global subscribers that while they’re pay...
12:08 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Ed Lee, SF mayor who had a close relationship with the tech world, has died aged 65
 Ed Lee, the mayor of San Francisco who worked closely with leaders in the city’s tech industry, has died after a heart attack aged 65. A statement issued by his office confirmed his passin...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Bitwise Investments raises $4M to launch its crypto index fund
 Last month San Francisco-based Bitwise Investments announced a passively managed index fund comprised of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. The fund rebalances once a month, a...
10:43 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch WhatsApp business accounts will either be verified, confirmed or unconfirmed
 Another tidbit around how WhatsApp’s incoming business accounts will function: According to a FAQ for usersof the messaging platform — on “Chatting with businesses” ̵...
09:53 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Apples App Store now lets you pre-order iOS apps and games before they launch
 Apple has quietly allowed developers to make their apps available for pre-order.It’s a basic feature — as Android fanatics will point out — but nevertheless one that has been m...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Germanys Penta is a new digital bank account for startups and SMEs
 Germany’s Penta is the latest European startup to throw its banking wares into the ring. The burgeoning company is launching a new digital bank account targeting SMEs. Read More ...
08:18 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Google: Southeast Asias internet economy is growing faster than expected
 Southeast Asia is now the world’s third largest region for internet users — with more people online than the entire U.S. population — and internet is having a bigger impact on ...
08:15 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch With Norrsken House, ex-Klarna executive envisions a global network of co-working spaces focused on impact
 In 2016, Niklas Adalberth stepped away from day-to-day operations at the financial services startup Klarna, the billion-dollar company he helped create, to begin working on a new kind of impact ...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Devialet built a car audio system for Renaults Symbioz concept car
 High-end speaker maker Devialet is branching out of home speakers. The company announced a partnership with Renault for its first ever car audio system. You can’t buy a Renault car with De...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch a reflown ship on a reflown rocket live here
 SpaceX is launching a space station resupply mission later this morning, with an instantaneous launch window opening at 8:46 AM PST (11:46 AM EST) from its LC-40 launch site at Florida’s C...
07:30 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Africas SureRemit joins the tokenized race to win the global remittance market
 Nigerian based SureRemit has launched a crypto token aimed at money sent home by global immigrants. The startup — which is incorporated in Mauritius — offered pre-sales of its remitt...
06:49 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Indias Vahdam Teas raises $1.4M to bring fresher tea to your door faster
 Vahdam Teas, an e-commerce that’s focused on selling the freshest brews on the planet, has closed a Series A funding round worth $1.4 million to grow its business.The funding was led by ne...
05:56 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch One month after denying it will exit China, AWS opens its second region there
 Amazon Web Services has opened its second region in China with a local partner, Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology. The launch comes just one month after Amazon denied reports that AWS is lea...
04:46 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch MyEtherWallet plans official iOS app after knockoff version is booted from App Store
 The organization behind MyEtherWallet is planning to release an official version of its popular cryptocurrency wallet for iOS after Apple removed a knockoff that had been in the App Store for ar...
04:20 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition
Apple confirms its Shazam acquisition, MyEtherWallet knockoff goes live on the App Store and is now removed and the NFL is partnering with Verizon and is now streaming football games to everyone. All ...
03:11 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Soylent co-founder Rob Rhinehart steps down as CEO
 After an eventful (and sometimes challenging) year for Soylent, co-founder Rob Rhinehart announced today that he will resign as the meal replacement shake company’s chief executive officer...
02:01 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Nextdoor raised about $75 million to connect neighbors
 Nextdoor, the neighborhood social networking site raised about $75 million in a funding round, The Information reported, estimating that the valuation is $1.5 billion.The round was confirmed by ...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch A venture firm focused on real estate, Navitas Capital, just raised $60 million
 Real estate heavyweights clearly don’t want to be left in the dust by tech startups that see opportunities to do things more efficiently, more transparently and more affordably than has pr...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, December 12, 2017
Techcrunch Apple GymKit is coming to a treadmill near you
 It’s been half a decade since Apple transitioned to the lighting connector, and still I regularly see the long-retired iPod 30-pin cable flopping off treadmill dashboards at gyms all aroun...
11:15 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Babierge might just be the answer to your baby gear travel nightmares
 Traveling with a baby for the holidays? First you’ve got your own gear to worry about, then a stroller, something for the baby to sleep in, a baby carrier, toys, snacks, a diaper bag, poss...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch With markets going crypto-crazy, SEC chairman weighs in
 Given the crazy run cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ether and litecoin have been on in the last week, it was only a matter of time before the Securities and Exchange Commission weighed in. Well, ...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Iron Mountain acquires IO Data Centers US operations for $1.3 billion
 Iron Mountain announced today that it’s acquiring the U.S. data center assets of IO Data Centers for a cool $1.3 billion — and the price tag could potentially go higher. With today&#...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Max Levchins Affirm raises $200 million at a nearly $2 billion valuation
 Affirm, the platform that helps consumers find financing, is getting some financing of its own. The San Francisco-based company confirmed that it’s raising $200 million, led by GIC, a Sing...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.com
 Gawker may soon return from the dead. While Univision acquired most of Gawker Media’s sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn’t include Gawker it...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix users collectively watched 1 billion hours of content per week in 2017
 Netflix users burned a lot of time watching content in 2017, though metrics seem to point that users have been watching less and less on average over time. In a year-end blog post, the streaming...
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch N26 partners with Younited Credit to launch credit offering in France
 German startup N26 is now live in 17 European countries, but many features first launched in Germany and never made their way to other markets. The startup is slowly expanding core features to o...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram hires Twitters former VP of revenue product
 Instagram made a big hire last week when it brought on board Ameet Ranadive, Twitter’s former VP of revenue product. At Instagram, Ranadive is working as director of product overseeing the...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology
 Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.” (Get it? Ha ha.) The apps, some of which are availa...
08:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale scores an FX development deal
 With narrative podcasting on the rise, it’s no surprise that TV execs have begun looking at the medium as a resource for new shows. If there is a surprise in all of this, it’s that W...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Inciting a new future
 SwatiMylavarapu and Matt Rogers are the definitive Silicon Valley power couple. Rogers, a cheerful, be-fuzzed technologist, co-founded Nest Labs. Swati, a sharp visionary, was at Square for four...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook is trying to make the Poke happen again
 Facebook’s “Poke” feature has never really gone away, but now the social network is giving it a more prominent placement – and is even considering expanding the set of ca...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Is Trump a Twitter addict?
 The president of the United States cannot seem to stop tweeting. Despite stern advice from his advisors and opprobrium from the world, not a day goes by that POTUS doesn’t escalate some te...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Augmented reality treasure hunting app Seek pivots to become a hub for AR projects
 One year after launching at South by Southwest with an augmented reality treasure hunting app, the Utah-based startup Seek has returned with an update transforming its service into a “YouT...
06:22 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Zyper thinks micro influencers are the future of online advertising
 Advocacy marketing — the idea of getting existing customers to talk about your company and its products — is nothing new, but as marketing spend has shifted online, a number of start...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Paris asks Airbnb to delist 1,000 apartments
 The city of Paris’ officials told the AFP that they have asked Airbnb and competing platforms to comply with new regulation. The Mayor’s Office has flagged around 1,000 apartments th...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Alexa can now wake you up to music
 This fall, Amazon made a play to become your new alarm clock with the introduction of a combination smart speaker and clock called the Echo Spot. Today, the company is adding a new feature that ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Googles new Star Wars AR stickers put Porgs everywhere
 After months of teasing, Google’s finally brought its AR stickers to the Pixel 2. For most users with the company’s latest flagship handset, the feature will be available today as pa...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch LiDAR autonomous sensor startup Ouster announces $27M Series A led by auto powerhouse Cox Enterprises
 Angus Pacala has had a lifelong passion for autonomous cars going all the way back to high school. A little more than a decade ago, he followed the launch of the DARPA Grand Challenge, a Departm...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Here is the first official Ready Player One trailer
 Ready Player One, the Ernest Cline book sensation that was, in part, the inspiration for Oculus VR, has been turned into a movie ready to hit the big screen in March. And today, we’ve gott...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch MakeX announces the first 3D-printing backpack
 In the year 2020, when the Earth is overrun by aliens, it will be mandated by the Galactic Council of Extraterrestrial Life that all children must walk around with 3D-printing backpacks. Why not...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Internet pioneers plead with Congress to preserve net neutrality
 Even though millions of letters from the general public were ignored, in a last ditch effort to preserve net neutrality, 21 high profile technologists have penned an open letter to the FCC. Read...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch HBO and Netflix top the list of Golden Globes nominations
 The Golden Globe nominations are out, and once again HBO and Netflix have come out on top as the most-nominated networks. HBO is down by two from last year’s total of 14, but still leads w...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Apple will confirm the Shazam acquisition today; Snap and Spotify also expressed interest
 After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple will be confirming the news today, we have heard. It is purchasing the ...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Apple confirms Shazam acquisition; Snap and Spotify also expressed interest
 After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple confirmed the news today. It is purchasing the startup — one of e...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Oumuamua, an interstellar space oddity, is Breakthrough Listens next challenge
 Right now, an interstellar object dubbed ‘Oumuamua is hurtling through space on its way out of our solar system. I say ‘interstellar object’ because there is a shadow of a doub...
03:37 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft releases quantum computing development kit preview
 At the Microsoft Ignite Conference in September, Microsoft let it be known it was going to be a player in the future of quantum computing, and today the company took another step toward that goa...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Googles premium Home Max smart speaker goes on sale
 Looks like Google’a premium smart speaker has hit the market just in time for the holidays. The Home Max is now available through a handful of online retailers, including Best Buy. The big...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger
 Researcher Michael Myng found a deactivated keylogger in a piece of software found on over 460 HP laptop models. A full list of affected laptops is here. The keylogger is deactivated by default ...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch The NFL and Verizons new streaming deal will bring games to all mobile carriers
 Verizon will no longer be the exclusive U.S. mobile carrier for watching NFL games on smartphones and tablets. According to an announcement this morning, the company – and TechCrunch’...
02:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch LimeBike, the cycle-sharing startup, expands to Europe as it hits 1M rides in the US
 LimeBike, one of the many startups hoping to steal a march in the crowded bike-sharing market, is today taking its first step to scale internationally. The Bay Area-based company — which l...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft partners with Guild Education to offer drivers tuition discounts
 Lyft is going to start offering its drivers access to college advising and tuition discounts for classes, certificates and degrees through Guild Education. The discounts for Lyft drivers will ra...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Menlo Security secures $40 million Series C to keep malware at bay
 Menlo Security, a startup with a unique approach to protecting your company from malware and phishing attacks, announced a $40 million Series C round today. Menlo protects customers by never let...
10:20 am GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Imgurs take on Snapchat Stories is for people who really love GIFs
 Imgur, the hugely popular photo and GIF sharing site withover 250 million users, is the latest to board the ephemeral storytelling train. Like the ‘stories’ feature inside Snapchat a...
08:11 am GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Apple let a knockoff version of one of the worlds biggest crypto wallets into the App Store
 An app masquerading asMyEtherWallet.com, one of the internet’s most popular services for storing ETH and other crypto coins, has made its way to the top of the iOS App Store charts. The ap...
04:41 am GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch The Boring Co. tops 30,000 hats sold
 That didn’t toque too long! The Boring Company has now sold 30,000 hats to fund its hole-some mission, founder Elon Musk tweeted today. That’s double the sales Musk announced just th...
01:14 am GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Times up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends activity
 As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared. In the most recen...
12:12 am GMT - Mon, December 11, 2017
Techcrunch Bitcoin futures are now tradable on the CBOE
 Bitcoin futures trading on CBOE, the world’s largest futures exchange,just launched at 5pm CT. Within a minute of the launch bitcoin spiked about 10% from ~$14,700 all the way up to $16,20...
11:49 pm GMT - Sun, December 10, 2017
Techcrunch Why gear rental marketplace Lumoid shut down
 Lumoid, a tech gear rental startup is no longer in business and its founder Aarthi Ramamurthy is moving on to Facebook. The startup launched as just a “crazy idea,” when it came out ...
08:10 pm GMT - Sun, December 10, 2017
Techcrunch New Altered Carbon trailer thickens the plot for Netflixs new sci-fi series
 The new trailer for Netflix’s latest science fiction series,Altered Carbon, finally gives viewers a window into the plot for its first season. Like the Richard K. Morgan cyberpunk novel on...
06:06 pm GMT - Sun, December 10, 2017
Techcrunch In spite of digital transformation, 2017 did not yield the desired financial results for GE
 GE is a great example of a traditional company that hasrecognized the need to transform into a digital organization, but by all measures 2017 has been a tough year for the industrial giant finan...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 10, 2017
Techcrunch As the federal government falters, technology is leading a rise of the rest in statehouses nationwide
 The tech revolution is no longer confined to Silicon Valley or the California statehouse.Earlier this week, Steve Caseannounced that hisRise of the Rest seed fund, designed to invest in innovati...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 10, 2017
Techcrunch The Flying Eye and you and I
 It’s refreshing, in this difficult time, when technology and the tech industry seem trapped in a quicksand of endless ethical compromises and disconcerting emergent properties, to come acr...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, December 10, 2017
Techcrunch Net Neutrality isnt the only thing the current FCC is screwing up
 Lost amid the furor over the Federal Communications Commission’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decision to reverse net neutrality regulations is another, equally awful ,decision on...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 9, 2017
Techcrunch This is the future if net neutrality is repealed; the creeping, costly death of media freedom
 When a country lacks an open internet, the government (and companies friendly with said government) are able to do anything from simply blocking or banning apps entirely (EG: Facebook, Twitter, ...
07:11 pm GMT - Sat, December 9, 2017
Techcrunch How tax changes may impact US startups
 In an effort to envision how the pending tax bill might affect U.S. startups and their investors,Crunchbase Newsreached out to tech industry taxation experts. We touched the M&A climate, tax...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 9, 2017
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Coin Operated
 The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Dan Farber, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 8, 2017.G3: Last Hope — Mary Hodder, Francine Hardaway, E...
05:38 pm GMT - Sat, December 9, 2017
Techcrunch Uber settles lawsuit with woman who accused executives of obtaining medical records after she was raped
 Uber has settled its lawsuit with a woman (Jane Doe) who accused its now-former CEO Travis Kalanick, president of business in Asia Eric Alexander and SVP of business Emil Michael of improperly o...
05:17 pm GMT - Sat, December 9, 2017
Techcrunch Graphene running shoes will hit the market next year
 Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manche...
05:17 pm GMT - Sat, December 9, 2017
Techcrunch The 5-year bootstrapped odyssey of Sno-Go, a snow bike for the everyday ski mountain visitor
 Skiing has always been something of a nightmare for me. I first “learned” how to ski in middle school, and still to this day don’t really understand how to stop. I once went to...
04:47 pm GMT - Sat, December 9, 2017
Techcrunch Andy Rubin is back at Essential after leave of absence following reports of improper behavior
 Essential smartphone startup founder Andy Rubin, who took a leave of absence last month in light of allegations of an improper relationship at his previous employer, has returned to work, Recode...
11:07 am GMT - Sat, December 9, 2017
Techcrunch Google Maps will soon tell you when its time to get off your train or bus
 Google is about to launch a small but useful update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during your journey. The idea here is to give you real...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Holography-based 3D printing produces objects in seconds instead of hours
 3D printers are useful devices for all kinds of reasons, but most have a critical weakness: they simply take a long time to actually make anything. That’s because additive manufacturing ge...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Jony Ive is leading Apples design team again
 Two years ago, Jony Ive was promoted to Chief Design Officer at Apple. The newly created role found the company’s beloved designer taking a break from day to day management of the team, ha...
09:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Kaspersky Lab: D.C. office no longer viable and will close
 Following months of controversy and conflicting accounts, Kaspersky is pulling back in D.C. As Bloomberg initially reported, the Russian security firm is closing its office in the U.S. capital. ...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Education technology meets its limits
 This week has been a good one for those who like to talk about the limits of technology. Over in the UK, a prankster managed to fool Trip Advisor into naming his shed the #1 ranked restaurant in...
09:27 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Heres everything new Niantic just added to Pokmon Go
 Niantic is rounding out the year with one of Pokmon GO’s biggest updates to date. We knew earlier this week that the update was right around the corner, but we didn’t know exactly wh...
09:02 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch In the world of VC, harassment claims arent necessarily a deal killer
 Silicon Valley has hardly been immune. In the world of venture capital, two of the highest-profile poster boys for this uprising (as of this writing) are venture capitalists Steve Jurvetson, for...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam
 As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the company is close to acquiring Shazam, the...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Ex-Uber data chief Kevin Novak joins LA-based startup Tala in big win for LA ecosystem
 Kevin Novak, the architect of Uber’s dynamic pricing technology and the head of its data team, has joined the Los Angeles-based financial services startup Tala as its new head of data. Rea...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Apples widened ban on templated apps is wiping small businesses from the App Store
 ollowing its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple released updated App Store guidelines that included a new rule allowing it to ban apps created by a “commercialized template or app gene...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Following controversies over kids content, YouTube makes several YouTube Red family shows free
 Amid controversies over how YouTube has been handling content aimed at children on its network, YouTube is making a number of its previously subscription-only YouTube Red shows available on its ...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Coinbase CEO: Please invest responsibly
 In a Medium post, the CEO of Coinbase, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges out there, is urging users to be responsible about their investments. “We also wanted to remind cust...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch These are Facebooks internal policies on harassment and bullying
 Facebook, in a similar manner to what it did with its internal policies around Managing Bias, is making its policies on harassment and bullying publicly available. Facebook has also outlined its...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos
 The right soundtrack can make a boring video interesting. So after years of reported discussions with the record labels, Facebook is launchingvideo editing tool Sound Collection for inserting &#...
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Apple TV finally gets SiriusXM streaming
 A little potential bonus for those thinking of picking up an Apple TV for the holidays. As of this week, streaming from the satellite radio giant SiriusXM is available to owners of the 4th gener...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Researchers train robots to see into the future
 Robots usually react in real time: something happens, they respond. Now researchers University of California, Berkeley are working on a system that lets robots “imagine the future of their...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Meet Genies, the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news
 “We plan on making Bitmoji obsolete” says Akash Nigam, CEO of Genies. Bragging about beating one of the world’s top apps before his has even launched is emblematic of NigamR...
02:45 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch AWS has a post re:Invent surprise as it enters the single sign-on market
 Steve Jobs used to famously end his keynotes with “there is one more thing” AWS decided to wait a week after their re:Invent conference ended to announce their more thing when it qui...
02:19 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Spotify and Tencent agree to swap stakes in their music businesses
 Tencent’s overseas investment splurge continues after the company confirmed a deal with Spotify that will see the duo make investments in each other’s music businesses. Tencent Music...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Equity Podcast: Lyfts driving fast, Blue Aprons troubles and bitcoin infinity
 Welcome to Equity, our venture capital and tech business podcast. On the latest episode, we were joined by Nagraj Kashyap, who runs Microsoft Ventures. Topics this week included Lyft’s gro...
01:40 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon brings its Echo smart speakers and Music Unlimited service to 28 new countries
 Amazon is continuing to push its media services worldwide after it expanded its Alexa smart speakers and its standalone Music Unlimited service to an additional 28 countries today. The company t...
12:04 pm GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Why is bitcoins price so high?
 Bitcoin’s price has risen stratospherically, a fact that leaves many minor players in the market with massive gains and many bigger players millionaires. But is this a bubble? Are the gain...
11:01 am GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Zelda expansion, Death Stranding and other titles hyped at The Game Awards
 The Game Awards, an event that’s exactly what it sounds like, took place shortly ago and, like any gaming event, it was shot through with trailers and announcements. What’s the bigge...
10:20 am GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Nvidias $2,999 Titan V is a 110 teraflop GPU for AI processing
 Nvidia cards are the de facto standard for running machine learning workloads and today, the company added yet another high-end compute-centric card to its line-up: the Titan V. This card, which...
09:39 am GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Uber lands investment from Singapores largest taxi operator in blow to rival Grab
 Uber has struck a major deal in Southeast Asia afterComfortDelGro, Singapore’s largest taxi operator, announced [PDF] it has agreed to buy a majority share of the ride-hailing giant’...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch MishiPay raises 1.6M led by Nauta Capital for its mobile self-checkout technology
 MishiPay, a London startup that has built mobile self-checkout technology that promises to put an end to queuing to pay, has raised 1.65 million in seed funding. The round is led by European VC ...
03:10 am GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Coinbase hits top spot on Apples US App Store despite struggling to handle bitcoin demand
 Ignoring recent price rises for a second, if you can — there’s no greater sign of bitcoin fever than an app that lets you buy the cryptocurrency becoming the most downloaded app in t...
02:17 am GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Samir Arora unveils Sage Digital, a startup thats all about accurate location data
 Samir Arora says it’s time for a new wave of applications that use reliable location data. Arora previously founded Mode Media (which he departed before its shutdown last year, though he r...
01:46 am GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch PhoneWagon raises $1.2M to track when marketing campaigns lead to phone calls
 When it comes to tracking the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns, PhoneWagon CEO Ryan Shank said there’s been a big piece missing for most businesses — namely, how often t...
12:23 am GMT - Fri, December 8, 2017
Techcrunch Even if Section 702 expires, White House says warrantless surveillance is fine for a while
 The fight over a critical loophole in U.S. surveillance law may not be resolved in Congress before the year ends, but the Trump administration appears to have no qualms about keeping it open, ev...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch 6 red flags of an ICO scam
 With exponential growth in public interest, esoteric terminology and a lax regulatory framework, it is no surprise that some ICOs have been used to fund scams and cheat investors of their money....
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Apple issues fix for HomeKit vulnerability impacting smart locks and other devices
 Apple says it has issued a fix for an iOS security flaw that left key connected home hardware open to unauthorized third-party access. The bug, which was initially spotted by 9to5Mac, reportedly...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Salesforce is latest big tech vendor to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
 Salesforce announced today that it was joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open source organization that manages Kubernetes, the popular open source container orchestration...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Sony has sold over 70 million PS4 consoles, 2 million VR headsets
 Sony released some new stats today detailing the progression of sales for its PS4 console and PS VR headset systems. The numbers that matter:70.6M PS4 consoles, 617.8M PS4 titles, 2M PS VR heads...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook adds support for live streaming and video chats to Messenger games
 Last November, Facebook launched Instant Games, a new platform for gaming with friends inside the Messenger chat app. Today, the company is announcing a couple of notable new features for this g...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch San Francisco made things much tougher for robotic delivery startups this week
 San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors made it a lot tougher to test delivery robots this week. In a five to one vote, the committee handed down some strict regulations on on the cargo bots,...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch The price of bitcoin has doubled in two weeks, now above $16K
 Bitcoin prices are hockey-sticking on a hockey stick. The cryptocurrency’s gains Thursday morning hit new heights, striking well above $18,000 across widely varying exchanges, coming to re...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch iPhone models dominate Flickrs list of most popular cameras in 2017 with 54% of top 100 devices
 Apple’s iPhone remains the most popular camera used by the Flickr community, the photo-sharing site revealed today in its annual review of camera rankings and top photos. This year, the iP...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Chinas JD partners with accelerator program Plug and Play to reach US startups
 E-commerce giant JD.com, the closest rival to Alibaba in China, is broadening its presence in Silicon Valley after it announced a collaboration with accelerator firm Plug and Play to seek out an...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Womens lifestyle startup Tara&Co brings on board advisory council
 Despite a belief that women don’t support each other, Tara&Co. is bringing on three female leaders in the tech industry to serve on the lifestyle startup’s advisory council.Hears...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Pinterest brings on a new head of corporate and business development
 Pinterest today said it is hiring a new head of corporate and business development, bringing on former Facebooker Gary Johnson as it looks to continue to expand. The hiring comes at a time when ...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft introduces Simplygon Cloud 3D object optimization for AR and VR
 In January, Microsoft acquired 3D optimization service Simplygon for an undisclosed sum. Today, we’re seeing the fruits of that buy with the launch of Simplygon Cloud, which the company ho...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft hires first-ever VP of corporate development and investor relations
 Following Lyft’s recent $1.5 billion funding round, the company has decided to bring on board Kristina Omari as its first-ever vice president of corporate development and investor relation...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch New airline rules are leaving smart luggage makers in a tough spot
 America’s top airlines are taking a stand against smart luggage. In a rarebit of solidarity, a number of the country’s top carriers have announced rules that would limit the use of h...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Heptio teams up with Microsoft to build a better Kubernetes disaster recovery solution
 With the rise of Kubernetes as the de facto standard for container orchestration, it’s no surprise that there’s now a whole ecosystem of companies springing up around this open sourc...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Burrow raises $4.3M for its modular sofa
 Burrow, a startup bringing a Casper-style approach to manufacturing and delivering sofas, is announcing that it has raised $4.3 million in seed funding. This might not sound like the most obviou...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Googles mobile search results now include videos of celebs answering your questions
 Google is testing a new feature that will allow celebrities and other notable figures to answer users’ search queries directly in the form of “selfie” videos posted in the Goog...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Spark Capital leads $3.3m round into Boston-based, on-demand life sciences marketplace Clora
 On-demand labor marketplaces have been around for decades on the internet. Paying someone to identify a cat using Amazon Mechanical Turk or hiring someone to program a quick website on Upwork is...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix posts trailers for each episode of Black Mirror Season 4, plus a release date
 Netflix has been teasing the next season of Black Mirror at an excruciatingly slow pace. But now, we have everything we need to emotionally prepare for Season 4, including a release date. Yester...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Drake, Game of Thrones and Moana top Apples 2017 most downloaded list
 Over the past several years, tech year-end lists have become as much of an annual tradition as Twilight Zone marathons and going to a bar to get away from the family on Christmas Eve. Apple drop...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch 3D home design startup Modsy raises $23 million in Series B funding
 Technology has made buying stuff for your house a whole lot easier to do on a whim, but there haven’t seemed to be quite as many advancements in terms of ensuring that what you buy actuall...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging
 Instagram has changed a lot since its acquisition by Facebook in 2012.The original premise was so simple. Beautify your photo and share it to your friends in a couple clicks. Like your friends p...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch PullRequest pulls in $2.3M seed round led by Googles Gradient Ventures
 PullRequest, aY Combinator Summer 17 graduate, announced a $2.3 million seed round today led by Google’s new AI fund, Gradient Ventures. The Slack Fund, Fika Ventures, Defy Ventures, Lynet...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Compass gets $450M from SoftBank; real estate portal now valued at $2.2B
 Less than a month after raising $100 million led by Fidelity, real-estate startup Compass is striking while the iron is hot. The company has now picked up an even bigger investment of $450 milli...
01:09 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Echofin is Slack for financial professionals
 Historically, financial organizations have watched forlornly through the front window while startups have adopted new and cool tools like Slack, Twitter, and Convo. Now they can join in the fun ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Prose raises $5.2 million for custom shampoo
 Whether your hair is straight, curly, color-treated or oily, the texture is unique. And a newly launched startup called Prose thinks yourhair products should be, too. Prose is working with hair ...
11:10 am GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Naspers, Innova Capital invest $82 million more for Moviles iFood delivery business
 Naspers, a South African-based global investor and media conglomerate, has joined the private equity firmInnova Capitalto funnel another $82 million into Movile — primarily to increase Mov...
10:57 am GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Honda is working with Chinese AI unicorn SenseTime on self-driving car tech
 Honda is putting the focus on artificial intelligence after it announced a partnership with SenseTime, a Chinese startup valued at over $1 billion, that will power its autonomous cars of the fut...
10:43 am GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Syte.ais new API makes visual search accessible to more online fashion retailers
 Earlier this year, Syte.ai, which develops visual search technology for fashion brands, raised $8 million from investors including top Asian tech firms NHN, Line Corp. and Naver. Now it’s ...
09:16 am GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Ford recruits Alibaba to help break into Chinas electric vehicle industry
 Ford has put a lot of focus on China’s electric vehicle market — with a local joint venture expected to lead to15 electric or hybrid models on sale in the country by 2025 — and...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Chattermill raises 600K to use deep learning to help companies make sense of customer feedback
 Chattermill, a London-based startup that uses ‘deep learning’ to help companies make better sense of customer feedback, has raised 600,000 in seed funding. Backing comes from Entrepr...
08:50 am GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Patreons new service fee spurs concern that creators will lose patrons
 Patreon announced a new service fee policy that it says will help creators keep more money, but many are worried because they believe it will instead discourage their patrons from pledging. The ...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook co-founders B Capital leads $10M investment in Indian payment startup Mswipe
 B Capital, the investment firm from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin that is backed by BCG, has stepped into India after it backed smart point-of-sale company Mswipe in its first deal in the ...
06:02 am GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch WorldRemit nabs $40M at a $670M valuation to boost its money transfer business
 WorldRemit, a London-based startup with some 2 million users that offers a quick way for people to send money to each other with a focus on developing markets, has raised more funds to help it t...
04:29 am GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Bitcoin mining marketplace NiceHash loses tens of millions of dollars following hack
 Bitcoin is flying sky high after crossing the $14,000 mark for the first time, but one projected aimed at helping mine coins is short of at least $60 million after it was hacked. NiceHash, a mar...
01:26 am GMT - Thu, December 7, 2017
Techcrunch Okta reports earnings, moves headquarters and launches free service for startups
 It was a big day for online identity management provider, Okta.After reporting better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, the company also made a slew of announcements.Okta, which counts corpo...
09:21 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Qualcomms Snapdragon 845 focuses on AI, VR and battery life
 Qualcomm teased its new flagship smartphone chip at day one of its Summit in Maui, and, as expected, the company’s got a lot more to offer us on day two. The Snapdragon 845 is the latest p...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch ProtonMail encrypted mail service adds support for Apple Mail, Outlook and Thunderbird
 Mr. Robot’s email service of choice just expanded its support for a handful of popular email clients. ProtonMail just introduced a new tool, called ProtonMail Bridge, that could expand its...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Facebooks former Oculus Story Studio team isnt done quite yet
 Today, Sundance Film Festival announced its lineup for next month. Included yet again were the entrants for the festival’s New Frontiers program, which hosts VR content. Virtual reality ma...
08:37 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch As Cook and Pichai leave China, Valley confronts rising internet tyranny in worlds second largest market
 It’s been a bad few months for internet freedom in China (and really, a bad few decades, but who is counting?). The government brought into force a broad-ranging “cybersecurity law&#...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch New Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen brings her cybersecurity focus to domestic defense
 After a Senate vote on Tuesday, Kirstjen Nielsen has now been confirmed as John Kelly’s replacement to lead the Department of Homeland Security. The top position at the DHS has remained op...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Leesa mattresses are now in Pottery Barn
 You can now find Leesa mattresses, one of the many mattress-in-a-box startups, at Pottery Barn online.Pottery Barn parent company Williams-Sonoma announced the partnership today, saying in a pre...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Lyfts self-driving pilot with nuTonomy begins rolling out in Boston
 Lyft is beginning its self-driving car pilot with self-driving car company nuTonomy in Boston as it looks to ramp up its self-driving efforts, and is now matching its riders with self-driving ve...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch 9 of the most ridiculous pet gifts for your fur-loving friends
 We love our fur babies in Silicon Valley and there’s plenty of tech to support them, feed them and keep them occupied while we’re away. We could give you a pet gift guide full of the...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home
 Sonos and Ikea just announced a new collaboration to “create future home sound experiences”. The companies say they want to make it easier to play music anywhere in the home – ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Watch [email protected] Global live right here
 The Duke of York will be at St. James’s Palace today for#[email protected] Global brings together entrepreneurs from 2017 [email protected] events that took place in Africa, Chin...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Latest Google Sheets release helps automate pivot table creation
 The spreadsheet gurus in your organization know how to use pivot tables to pull meaningful insight out of a morass of numbers. It has been what separated those folks from the rest of us, but Goo...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Blockchain browser Brave makes push to reward content makers and YouTubers
 Brave, the blockchain-based browser initiative that raised $35 million in an ICO earlier this year, is making its first major move to build an ecosystem that rewards publishers in a new kind of ...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Lytros living pictures cease to live
 As part of its move away from consumer gear towards professional cinema hardware, Lytro has killed off the site that once hosted “living pictures,” still photos taken with its camera...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Gomer is a soft robot that can bother your cat
 If there’s any sort of trend in robotics this year it’s soft hands. Robots with soft pinchers are quite useful in picking up – and not breaking – objects and now you can ...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android
 HQ Trivia — the twice-a-day livestreamed trivia game built by the founders of Vine — continues to be a big thing. Recent games have had upwards of 200,000 players per session, each h...
03:13 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Oath and Mozilla are suing each other after Firefox switches back to Google search
 Firefox’s default search engine has become the subject of a hotly contested legal battle, a few weeks after Mozilla announced it would be moving from Yahoo to Google. Yahoo’s new par...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch ClassPass will soon help you break a sweat at home with ClassPass Live
 ClassPass is today introducing a new layer to its business with ClassPass Live. Taking a hint from Peloton, ClassPass is now letting users work out at home through live-streamed classes. The com...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Inflect raises $3M seed round to make buying internet infrastructure easier
 Inflect, a startup that wants to make it easier for businesses to buy their own internet infrastructure, today announced that it has raised a $3 million seed funding round. The service, which is...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest
 CrossCut Ventures, a Los Angeles-based seed investment firm has just closed its fourth (and largest) fund with $125 million in new cash. It’s been a long road for the firm’s three co...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Pokmon GOs gameplay will soon change based on the real world weather around you
 A bunch of new Pokmon are coming to Pokmon Go this week – but that’s not the only big change on the way. Pokmon Go will soon be aware of the real world weather around you, with a num...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch PerceptIn has raised $11 million to help robotic vacuums and self-driving cars see
 PerceptIn’s been operating mostly behind the scenes since launching in March of last year. Even so, the company has managed to raise a decent chunk of change in its mission of helping impr...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Pokmon GO will get 50 new Gen III Pokmon this week
 Good news, Pokmon Go fans: Gen III Pokemon are landing this week Or, I should say, more Gen III Pokmon are landing this week. Niantic tells me that at least 50 new Pokmon will be added to the ga...
01:53 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Video finally lands on Apple TV
 Tim Cook said six months ago Amazon Prime Video was coming to Apple TV sometime before the end of the year. And here it is: the long-awaited app is finally available on Apple TV and the iOS flav...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon launches its Prime membership service in Singapore
 Amazon is increasing its focus on Southeast Asia after the e-commerce giant launched its Prime service in Singapore. The U.S. firm landed in Singapore, its first market in Southeast Asia, in Jul...
12:29 pm GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch PiTunnel connects your Raspberry Pi to the world
 Raspberry Pis are usually very lonely. These tiny, single-board computers sit quietly under desks or inside 3D printed cases, staring wistfully into the far distance while waiting for a little a...
11:51 am GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Viola FinTech is a new $100M Israel-based VC fund targeting fintech startups around the world
 Viola, the Israel-based technology investment group, is launching new independent VC fund targeting fintech startups from anywhere in the world. Dubbed Viola FinTech, the “cross-stage vent...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Health2Sync raises $6M to expand its diabetes tracking and management service in Asia
 Health2Sync, a Taiwan-headquartered company that offers a diabetes tracking service, has closed a $6 million Series B round aimed at expanding its business in Japan and other markets in Asia.Hea...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch For some reason Tim Cook thinks China will allow VPNs to return to the App Store
 This year has seen Apple widely criticized for aiding China’s censorship push by removing VPN apps from its App Store in China. Company CEO Tim Cook painted a rather rosy picture of the si...
08:31 am GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch Google launches a data-friendly search app for users in emerging markets
 Google is continuing its push to make its services accessible for people with lower-end mobile devices or slow internet connections after it introduced Google Go, a data-friendly search app. The...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, December 6, 2017
Techcrunch These are the 10 best tech companies to work for in the U.S., according to Glassdoor
 Glassdoor just released its top 100 U.S.-based companies to work for next year. Since we cover technology over here at TechCrunch, we broke out the top 10 tech companies from the list.The rankin...
11:19 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft shows off Windows PCs that run on Qualcomm chips
 Intel’s stumbles in the mobile arena grew to become Qualcomm’s gains with its Snapdragon platform, but now it appears that Qualcomm intends to upend their dominance in entry-level PC...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Why America could miss out big time on Indias fintech revolution
 There’s an old trope in the West that India is like Indian trains — exotic, lurching and slow. But tropes can be bad as a business strategy — and this trope is causing American...
10:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch The Snapdragon 845 is Qualcomms next flagship processor
 It was a busy day in Maui as Qualcomm kicked off this year’s Snapdragon Tech Summit. The San Diego chipmaker announced a two-in-one PC form factor powered by the Snapdragon 835 that has so...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts collaborative Whiteboard app is now available for Windows 10 users
 When it announced the new Surface Pro a few months back, Microsoft also used the opportunity to preview Whiteboard, a Windows 10 app designed to offer creative and business collaboration across ...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Foursquare VP of business development Mike Harkey has left for Google
 Foursquare’s VP of business development Mike Harkey, who has been with the company for more than five years, has left to join Google as its director of global product partnerships. Read Mo...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Intuits rise of the rest M&A strategy means large paydays outside the Valley
 This morning, Frederic reported that Intuit has acquired TSheets, a time-tracking service, for $340 million. That’s one of the highest prices that Intuit has ever paid for an acquisition, ...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch As tbh popularity wanes, Facebook launches Did You Know social questionnaire
 Facebook wants you to share a bit more about yourself on your profile, so today it’s launching a new feature to web and mobile users called “Did You Know,” where you can answer...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Apple introduces a new pay-per-install ad product called Search Ads Basic
 Apple today is introducing a new way for app developers to acquire users for their apps: it’s launching a pay-per-install advertising product called Search Ads Basic. The “basic̶...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Microsoft launches Windows 10 on ARM, with HP and ASUS promising 20 hours of battery life
 Windows laptops and tablets have traditionally run on X86 processors from the likes of Intel and AMD. Microsoft experimented with using ARM-based processors when it launched the Surface RT and W...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: ToLet Acquires JumiaHouse NG, Facebook announces NG_Hub, Interswitch IPO Update
 Lagos based online real estate startup ToLet.com.ng acquired Jumia House Nigeria for an undisclosed amount. Jumia House is a subsidiary of the continent’s lone tech unicorn — Pan-Afr...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Google is pulling YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV, as feud with Amazon continues
 Amazon and Google’s feud continues today, as Google is pulling its YouTube app – again – from Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo Show device. This will be followed by the app...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Wolverine: The Long Night is Marvels first scripted podcast
 Having conquered just about every other form of media, Marvel’s getting into the scripted podcasting game. Launching in Spring of next year, ’Wolverine: The Long Night’ marks t...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Mashable laying off 50 people as it refocuses toward tech news after fire sale to Ziff Davis
 Publishing conglomerate Ziff Davis has officially bought online news site Mashable for a mere $50 million, according to Recode. The all-out sale of Mashable comes after the publisher reportedly ...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Shervin Pishevar takes immediate leave of absence from Hyperloop One and Sherpa Capital
 Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Sherpa Capital and co-founder of Hyperloop One, is taking an immediate leave of absence from both companies, as well as from his board responsibilities at Sherpa&...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Pinterest integrates deeper with Facebook with a new bot and messenger extension
 As Pinterest looks to further expand beyond just the audience you’d expect to use it, it’s going to have to start chasing down users and meet them on different territories — an...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft increases latest funding round by $500M to $1.5B
 Lyft just announced that it has added an additional $500 million to its most recent funding round, a $1 billion raise announced in October. The now-$1.5 billion round includes participation from...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Rico-owned Henchman acquires Jinns app, will rebrand to new on-demand concierge early next year
 Jinn, the London on-demand delivery startup that shut down and was put into administration after being unable to pay creditors, has found a buyer for some of its assets. Read More ...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Apple buys podcast search startup Pop Up Archive
 Apple’s played a central role in podcast since its earliest days — heck, even the term was borrowed from its big hardware product at the time. But the company’s marketshare app...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Pivotal has something for everyone in the latest Cloud Foundry Platform release
 Pivotal wants to be the development platform that serves everyone, and today at their SpringOne Platform (S1P) developer conference in San Francisco, they announced a huge upgrade to their Pivot...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Amagi launches its cloud-based TV delivery platform in the U.S.
 Amagi, a startup trying to rethink the way TV broadcasters deliver their content, is launching in the United States. As a TV viewer, you may not see any big issues with the current broadcast inf...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Watch Ultrahaptics use ultrasound to let you feel imaginary objects
 Ultrahaptics lets you touch what you see in virtual and augmented reality, or even give a 2D poster 3D feeling. It uses small speaker-like ultrasound wave emitters to give the sensation of press...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017 is Lia Diagnostics
 Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs an...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Netflixs choose-your-own-adventure shows will now also aim at adults
 Netflix has been experimenting with TV shows that provide an element of interactivity, allowing viewers to alter the course of the program by choosing among a number of options mid-show. Those h...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch French peer-to-peer payment app Lydia adds Apple Pay support
 A peer-to-peer payment app that works similar to Venmo from startup Lydia in France now works with Apple Pay (a feature originally announced in July), making it possible to spend your balance fr...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Danny Masterson is out at Netflixs The Ranch following rape allegations
 A day after Netflix announced that it will resume production on House of Cards without star Kevin Spacey, the streaming service has dropped another cast member from an original series amid sexua...
03:11 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Fitbits Ionic smartwatch is getting 60 new apps including Yelp, Uber and Deezer
 A lack of apps wasn’t my biggest issue with the Fitbit Ionic — but it was up there. The inclusion of a third-party app store was one of the ways the company was looking to set the de...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Instagram lets you Archive and Highlight your favorite expired Stories
 Instagram is copying Snapchat’s Memories feature and going a step further, letting you create a permanent home to show off formerly ephemeral content. Rolling out globally today on iOS and...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Hope grows that a larger SEC crackdown on ICOs is coming and soon
 That wait-and-see stance looks to evolve into much more action 2018, suggest those who’ve either spoken with the Securities & Exchange Commission or otherwise have a vested interest in...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Nissan will kick off self-driving Leaf EV taxi service test in March
 Nissan is the latest automaker to make its autonomous vehicle testing intentions clear – it’ll begin a pilot of self-driving Nissan Leaf electric vehicles that can be hailed using a ...
02:11 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch CoreOS Tectonic 1.8 makes it easy to plug external services into Kubernetes
 CoreOS announced Tectonic 1.8, its latest update of the popular Kubernetes container orchestration tool. It features a new open services catalog that enables DevOps personnel to plug in external...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Volocopter: Expect our flying taxis running for real in two to three years
 So how far out are flying cars that you can actually hail via an app, get inside and be whisked off to your destination? Germany based Volocopter reckons a commercial service powered by its elec...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Assa Abloy finalizes purchase of smart lock maker August Home
 Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy completed its acquisition of August Home this week. The deal, first announced back in October, has the U.S.-based smart lock startup rolling into the world’s ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch The company behind Dots is changing CEOs
 Playdots, the company that lets gamers play with Dots, will soon have a new CEO as co-founder and current COO Patrick Moberg takes over for co-founder Paul Murphy. Murphy lead the company as CEO...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Consumer spending across app stores worldwide to top $110 billion in 2018
 Consumer spending on all mobile app stores will surpass $110 billion in 2018, according to a new report from App Annie, out today, which forecasts the state of the app ecosystem for next year. T...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch XPrizes $5 million AI competition is down to 59 teams
 A year after launching, the IBM Watson-sponsored AI XPrize has been whittled down to 59 teams. That number’s down from 147 in May, which, in turn, was pulled from a list of 10,000 signups....
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Joy raises $7M for a smart photo album that will cost you $499
 Smartphones have made flipping through photo albums a relic of the past. It’s easy to peruse and share a digital photo archive, but some people miss looking through photos while sitting ne...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Earny raises $9M to refund your purchases when prices drop
 Have you ever bought something only to see it go on sale the next day? It may seem like bad luck, but you’re often still entitled to get that discount. Some retailers and credit card compa...
01:50 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Nvidias Shield TV offers Wii and GameCube games in HD in China
 Nvidia just rolled out a very interesting selection of software for its over-the-top Shield TV box in China –Wii games, running in 1080p resolution, including New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Th...
01:44 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Pi Charging raises $11.4 million to fix wireless charging
 Pi Charging, the company that won at TechCrunch Disrupt SF with its wireless charging tech, has closed a series A round of $11.4 million dollars. They disclosed the news for the first time while...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Intuit acquires time-tracking service TSheets for $340M
 Intuit, the company behind products like QuickBooks and TurboTax, today announced that it has acquired TSheets, a time-tracking service and employee scheduling app with over 35,000 customers. Th...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Revolut merges mobile banking with cryptocurrency trading
 Revolut is merging traditional banking and cryptocurrency to let you buy, sell, trade, and hold Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ether alongside 25 world fiat currencies. The $90 million-funded mobile ban...
01:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Former Disrupt Battlefield competitor Coronet automates security for SMBs in latest update
 Coronet, a startup that launched as part of the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition in New York City in 2015, announced the release of the latest version of its cloud security product aim...
01:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch ResearchGate CEO denies scraping accounts from rival site to generate sign-ups
 Ijad Madisch, co-founder and CEO of ResearchGate – the so-called Facebook for scientists – shot down an accusation about a questionable way it may have acquired users in the past. Th...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Kespry lands $33M Series C as industrial drone business use cases continue to expand
 Kespry, the industrial drone startup, announced a fresh infusion of cash today in the form of a $33M Series C. It brings the total raised to over $61M across the the three rounds. While today...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch IBMs new Power9 chip was built for AI and machine learning
 In a world that requires increasing amounts of compute power to handle the resource-intensive demands of workloads like artificial intelligence and machine learning, IBM enters the fray with its...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Intel and Hyper partner with the OpenStack Foundation to launch the Kata Containers project
 It’s no secret that the OpenStack Foundation has been looking to branch out beyond its eponymous cloud infrastructure project, which, until now, was always its sole focus. It’s also ...
12:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch With your help, Code First: Girls wants to teach 20,000 young women to code by 2020
 Today the organisation is upping the stakes, kicking off a campaign to teach 20,000 young women in the U.K. and Ireland how to code for free by the end of 2020. To help achieve this, Code First:...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch CEO of automation company ABB says we shouldnt fear automation
 Here’s a surprise: at our Disrupt Berlin event, Ulrich Spiesshofer, the CEO of 125-year old automation giant ABB, argued that automation is nothing to fear. “I think we need to take ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Zeta Global acquires commenting service Disqus
 Marketing tech company Zeta Global is making good use of its recent $140 million Series F funding round. After acquiring Boomtrain, the company today announced it has acquired Disqus, a service ...
11:08 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Digital ethicist James Williams talks about the rise of bad social media
 James Williams is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute. He studies the ethics of attention and persuasion in technology design and spoke with us about the rise of attention-grab...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon brings its Handmade items to Prime Now through the holidays
 Amazon announced today it’s expanding its product selection on Prime Now, its one and two-hour delivery service, to now include last-minute holiday gifts with the addition of Amazon Handma...
10:02 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch The menopause is on our roadmap, says Clues Ida Tin
 Femtech startup Clue is looking at expanding the feature-set of its period tracking app to attract women outside its current younger female demographic. Read More ...
09:52 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch YouTube promises to increase content moderation staff to over 10K in 2018
 Now that its bottom line is being affected, YouTube says it will begin to take additional steps to protect its advertisers and creators from inappropriate content on its network. In a blog post ...
09:42 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch GM launches Marketplace for in-car shopping and reservations
 GM is making it possible to shop right from your vehicle’s infotainment system, while on the go. The carmaker is pushing out an update for model year 2017 and later vehicles, which will go...
09:27 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch N26 launches a premium credit card for the digital customer, partners with WeWork
 N26, the European mobile banking service, today announced the launch of N26 Metal, the company’s premium Mastercard-affiliated credit card “tailored to the needs of digital customers...
09:27 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch N26 launches a premium debit card for the digital customer, partners with WeWork
 N26, the European mobile banking service, today announced the launch of N26 Metal, the company’s premium Mastercard-affiliated debit card “tailored to the needs of digital customers&...
09:15 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Parity CEO is confident that $150M in frozen Ethereum isnt lost forever
 Earlier this year, Parity Technologies seemingly lost about $150 million worth of Ethereum (513,774.16 Ether) when a user of its wallet accidentally deleted a code library that made Parity’...
08:22 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Boom partners with Japan Airlines on supersonic commercial flight
 Boom Supersonic wants to revitalize and improve the world of supersonic passenger flight, and it now has a new partner on board in its mission – Japan Airlines (JAL), one of the world̵...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Watch Disrupt Berlin Day 2 LIVE right here!
 Disrupt Berlin 2017 pushes onward, and today we have a jam-packed lineup of tech super stars.We’ll be joined on stage by Parrot’s Henri Seydoux, Atomico’s Yann de Vries, ABB...
07:38 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Spotifys Wrapped feature is now live to break down your 2017 listening habits
 Spotify’s annual Wrapped feature is now up to give users insights into what they streamed over the past twelve months. While obviously a promotion for the music service, Wrapped is a quick...
07:18 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Steve Cases $150M Rise of the Rest seed fund launches with an impressive roster of investors
 A long list of prominent American businesspeople have joined AOL co-founder Steve Case’s new Rise of the Rest seed fund for startups in the Midwest and other areas that are overlooked by i...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Googles lightweight OS Android Go launches as Android Oreo (Go Edition)
 Google’s made a number of tweaks since announcing Android Go back at I/O in May. The lightweight version is finally ready to launch, albeit with a slightly altered name. The OS is launchin...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch Two Democratic senators donate funds from Shervin Pishevar to charities for women
 Two Senate Democrats will donate funds they received from Shervin Pishevar to charitable organizations after the venture capitalist was accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple women...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, December 5, 2017
Techcrunch SECs new cyber unit takes its first action to halt an initial coin offering scam
 The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Canadian crypto company PlexCorp with violating securities laws by selling up to $15 million in an initial coin offering (ICO). ICOs have seen ...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Apple Pay Cash starts rolling out to iPhone users in the U.S.
 Apple Pay Cash is finally starting to roll out to users in the States, bringing the ability to send other iOS users payments directly through iMessage. The update is arriving piece by piece to t...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Apple Pay Cash starts rolling out to iPhone users in the US
 Apple Pay Cash is finally starting to roll out to users in the States, bringing the ability to send other iOS users payments directly through iMessage. The update is arriving piece by piece to t...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch The loss of first check investors
 Victor Basta hit a nerve with his article on TechCrunch last week describing the “implosion” of venture capital over the past 36 months. Using PitchBook data, he found that the total...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Meet the five finalists at the Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield
 Disrupt is back in Berlin, where 15 teams have just taken the stage as part of the Startup Battlefield. Each startup demonstrated their product and answered questions from our expert judges. Aft...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg says we need access to computer science education
 At today’s Computer Science Education Week kickoff, the theme was women in coding. In the U.S., just 18 percent of computer science college graduates are women. Tech leaders like Microsoft...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg says we need equal access to computer science education
 At today’s Computer Science Education Week kickoff, the theme was women in coding. In the U.S., just 18 percent of computer science college graduates are women. Tech leaders like Microsoft...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch New York Attorney General joins 27 senators to call for a delay of critical net neutrality vote
 Today in a press conference, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman elaborated on his office’s efforts to investigate the FCC’s flood of fake anti-net neutrality commentswhile c...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Target launches its own mobile payments system with debut of Wallet
 As promised earlier, Target today launched its own mobile payments system with the introduction of “Wallet” in the Target app. Wallet, as the name implies, allows Target shoppers in-...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch You can now import your Instagram contacts into Messenger
 Facebook and Instagram have begun testing a feature that allows you to more easily bring your Instagram contacts into Messenger. The experience, which is entirely opt-in for the app’s user...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Consensys Ventures has made its first four investments
 A scant three months after its launch the $50 million Consensys Ventures fund that was created to back companies developing applications on Ethereum (by Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin’s Con...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch House of Cards will resume production on final season early next year without Kevin Spacey
 Popular Netflix political drama House of Cards is set to return to production early next year — but it will do so without its embattled star, Kevin Spacey. The news was confirmed by the co...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Kinin puts aromatherapy in your mouth
 Kinin is a new portable aromatherapy vaporizer that, in theory, offers a refreshing break from THC and nicotine based vapes. Multi-use products let you inhale the strange fragrances of “Na...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Ten predictions for digital media in 2018
 In reaction to 2017’s sobering and frequently shocking negative societal forces, many digital media companies will take things even further by infusing their offline efforts with social im...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Watch every panel from Disrupt Berlin 2017 Day 1
 We’re here at Arena Berlin for Disrupt Berlin 2017, TechCrunch’s annual Europe event where our stage plays host to speaker panels featuring top figures in tech and, of course, our St...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Justin Kans Atrium is starting a boot camp to help founders raise money
 Raising a Series A is hard for a founder. Especially when you consider they’re usually doing it for the first time, while the VCs on the other side of the table are essentially professiona...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Contentful, a Stripe for content management, raises $28M led by General Catalyst
 There has been a veritable explosion of connected devices that people are using these days to interact with apps and the internet, from smartphones and computers, to cars, watches, home speakers...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch So what if bitcoin is another bubble? The dot-com bubble gave us the modern internet
 “I get asked a lot… is this another dot-com bubble” said Mona El Isa, the chief executive and co-founder of Melonportonstage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. “And, um…...
04:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Proof Work aims to decentralize medical data by using the blockchain
 Tel Aviv-based Proof Work is envisioning a future where patients own and control their own medical data in a decentralized system, where data is secured by the blockchain. The system, if success...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Blik brings warehouse logistics into the 21st century
 Knowing what’s in your warehouse, where certain items are stored and where they are in the production process is highly valuable information for any manufacturer. But today, gathering this...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Go body-hopping with Netflixs next original sci-fi series on February 2
 Netflix has a new sci-fi series coming that’s likely to please fans of the genre. The trailer for the show is now available, giving you an introduction to the guiding concept of the show &...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Why scaling to the U.S. is way more complicated than it looks
 Earlier today, at the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin event, founder Timo Rein took the stage alongside venture capitalists Andy McLoughlin of the early-stage firm Uncork Capital and Thomas Korte of t...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch WICASTR brings data to the edge
 Content distribution is hard. You want to keep enough of it close enough to favorite customers so they don’t have to wait and reduce latency for new data. That’s why WICASTR created ...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch The Sun Exchange funds solar installations with micro-investments and bitcoin
 Solar power could transform small communities around the world, but remote villages can’t always scrape together the thousands of dollars required to install the cells. The Sun Exchange wa...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Caspar Health makes rehabilitative care more accessible by putting treatment plans in an app
 Caspar Health, a startup launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, wants to make access to rehabilitative care easier and more accessible. The digital platform allows doctors to assign custo...
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch New spacesuit go home function could save astronaut lives
 New research from Draper into technology that could build a self-return system into spacesuits would produce a significant leap in astronaut safety during activities in outer space. Draper resea...
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Index on gender in VC: It should be half
 European VC firm Index Capital is just over two decades old and has 200+ companies in its investment portfolio at this point — but it’s still got work to do on the gender balance fro...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch OnePlus celebrates The Last Jedi with a limited edition Star Wars 5T
 Star Wars has had a strange smartphone history. The franchise was a no brainer for the Motorola Droid — Verizon actually had to license the name from Lucasfilm, so it follows that a few R2...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch For founders and investors, its time for some real talk about money
 Consciously or not, founders’ attitudes toward money play an enormous role in how they run their startups. These attitudes shape whether to bet on a new line of business, how much to charg...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Code.org raises $12 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others
 Code.org, the non-profit organization that aims to increase access to computer science education, has raised $12 million in philanthropic funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Info...
01:44 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Broadcom piles fresh pressure on Qualcomm to talk takeover
 Last monthQualcomm rejected a $70 per share acquisition offer from Broadcom — but the rival chipmaker isn’t stepping away. Today it’s announced it’s nominated a slate of ...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Reason8 is an AI assistant for managers and meetings
 Thanks to technology, making an audio recording of a meeting is a trivially easy task these days. While speech to text services can help tackle the tedium of transcription. But this just invites...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch eTrack Tech has a mission to make manufacturing safer for small businesses
 It took Barbara Timm-Brock one near-death experience and three career changes to bring her to the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to launcheTrack Tech. Timm-Brock wants to make sure that equi...
01:14 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Israeli serial startup stars of blockchain tech return with QEDit, a zero-knowledge proof diligence tool
 Leveraging some “mind boggling math” introduced as an update onto the Ethereum blockchain only a few months ago, QEDit is launching its product on our Battlefield stage at TechCrunch...
01:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Carmaker venture for EV fast-charging teams with gas stations in Europe
 Automakers are laying the groundwork for a a future in which electric cars are omnipresent – and at least as common a sight on roadways as traditional gas-powered vehicles. Last month, a g...
01:09 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch ftcash helps Indian businesses accept cashless payments and loans them money
 A Mumbai-based startup called ftcash is helping small businesses in India move beyond cash. In some cases, it’s also providing loans to fund their operations. Co-founder Vaibhav Lodha, who...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger Kids lets under-13s chat with whom parents approve
 For the first time, Facebook is opening up to children under age 13 with a privacy-focused app designed to neutralize child predator threats that plague youth-focused competitors like Snapchat. ...
12:54 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Onefootball has quietly raised a Series C round and added Adidas as an investor
 Onefootball founder and CEO Lucas Von Cranach, whose popular football app now has 25 million fans in 200 countries around the world, confirmed on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 th...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Early Uber advisor Bradley Tusk on selling his shares, and the fights hell wage in 2018
 Bradley Tusk has long been known in political circles, including for managing the third campaign of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. He went on to make his mark his in Silicon Valle...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Wandelbots wants to reinvent the way we program robots
 Wandelbots has accomplished a lot for a startup that was founded officially only two weeks ago – the German company focuses on solving a key problem in robotics, using wearable technology ...
12:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Chase closes WePay acquisition, a deal valued up to $400M
 Banking giant J.P Morgan Chase is taking another step into tapping fintech startups not just for investment, but for growing its business more directly. The company has officially closed its acq...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Prisma adds to its armoury, integrating GagBots AI meme-generator
 Ever get stuck for that perfect gag-line on a photo of your friends? You want to turn even an ordinary photo into an internet meme, but maybe you just can’t think of that hilarious caption...
11:16 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Trillium aims to shield your high-tech car against cyberattacks
 Cars these days are basically computers with wheels, and as with other computers, you’ll probably want to make a few changes to protect against cyberthreats. Trillium, presenting today at ...
11:05 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch AISpotter uses computer vision to make coaches jobs easier
 Watching video playback of a game’s key moments is an important part of coaching — but according to the team at AISpotter, it can also be tedious and time-consuming. That’s why...
10:53 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Notch can record your body movements
 Notch creators Eszter Ozsvald and Stepan Boltalin have been working on their project since 2013 and are finally ready to unveil their final product on the Disrupt Berlin stage. The company, whic...
10:44 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Nexto replaces boring audio guides with tourism games
 What if you could play with landmarks instead of just touring them? Nexto is turning audio guides into games to make sightseeing more interactive. Launching today as part of TechCrunch Disrupt B...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Lia is launching the first-ever flushable pregnancy test
 The traditional pregnancy test hasn’t seen any innovation in over 30 years, with the exception of adding a digital component. Lia Diagnostics, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin,...
10:03 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Elvies founder says to ignore the femtech naysayers
 Elvie, the maker of a connected pelvic floor trainer that helps women with bladder control and yes, even better sex, has proven there’s a market for so-called “femtech” devices...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Asset management startups using blockchain get their own trade body: MAMA
 An international consortium of leading asset management companies, investors, technology and service providers in the Blockchain ecosystem have formed a new industry organisation (if you consid...
09:28 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch How Slack uses a raccoon to keep distractions on Slack at bay
 Slack has undoubtedly changed how employees at many companies communicate. But more and more, it feels like Slack’s focus on immediate responses is far more distracting than the asynchrono...
09:05 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Skimlinks CEO to European startups: Dont waste your time chasing US VCs at first
 Alicia Navarro, theCEO and co-founder of Skimlinks, offered some key advice to early-stage entrepreneurs attending the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 conference this morning – and thatR...
08:25 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Volkswagens MOIA debuts its all-electric rideshare vehicle
 Some carmakers are talking a lot about the potential of shared mobility services and alternatives to car ownership, but Volkswagen’s MOIA is actually going a step further, with a brand new...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch These are the 15 startups participating in Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield
 Each year, TechCrunch selects early-stage startups from a pool of thousands across the globe, and selects the top innovators to compete in Startup Battlefield. Over the next two days at TechCrun...
07:45 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Watch the first day of Disrupt Berlin LIVE right here!
 Disrupt Berlin 2017 starts right now!Today, we’ll be hearing from industry leaders like Moia CEO Ole Harms, Slack CTO Cal Henderson, AngelPad’s Thomas Korte and Uncork Capital’...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, December 4, 2017
Techcrunch Watch the sixth annual Breakthrough Prize awards live right here!
 As we head into awards season, one of the first shows to lead the pack is all about science. The Breakthrough Prize, a cumulative $22 million in awards that go to superstars in the fields of phy...
11:48 pm GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch People have spent over $1M buying virtual cats on the Ethereum blockchain
 Launched a few days ago, CryptoKitties is essentially like an digital version of Pokemon cards but based on the Ethereum blockchain.And like most viral sensations that catch on in the tech world...
04:04 pm GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch The attack of the SuperFakes
 even years ago, watch fan Andrew Dakin bought a Movado watch on eBay for $500. It looked like a mint timepiece, well-maintained and classically styled. He had just started collecting watches, so...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Netfix
 The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, Elisa Camahort Page, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 1, 2017.G3: Hacking Cough — Mary Hodder, Francine...
02:29 pm GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch WannaDrink is the hack that will finally destroy my liver
 WannaDrink is a hack that somehow manages to combine the amazing mission of providing tech education for recent immigrants to Germany and the promotion of anonymous drinking with complete strang...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Metascarcity and Bitcoins future
 The problem with writing about Bitcoin is that the subject has become so emotional. The very name inspires triumph, greed, resentment, or fury. Triumph from those handful of hodlers (yes, really...
01:26 pm GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch There will be a plug-in Hybrid Jeep Wrangler in 2020
 The Jeep Wrangler, the car most people are probably thinking of when they hear about “a Jeep,” will take a leap forward into the world of alternative powertrains in 2020 when it gets...
12:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Home.me turns your 2D floorplan drawings into 3D renderings
 It’s easy enough to draw a basic floorplan of your home, but turning that floorplan into 3D rendering typically falls into the realm of professional designers. With home.me,TechCrunch Berl...
12:21 pm GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Unicorn Battle uses buzzwords to measure a startups unicornibility
 When startup founders pitch at a TechCrunch event, they usually don’t just get on-stage and starting shouting out buzzwords. Today, however, one of the teams at the Disrupt Berlin hackatho...
12:03 pm GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Cheer My Friend lets you motivate runners with voice messages
 Another neat hack idea being demoed here at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin is an app for helping support runners during races by sending personal voice messages to keep them feeling motivated. Read M...
12:01 pm GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Parking Insider is a mobile wallet dedicated to helping you avoid parking tickets
 Parking Insider is smart app with a mobile wallet expressly dedicated to enabling its users to quickly and seamlessly pay for parking spots — by the minute. The app — cobbled togethe...
11:59 am GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Quick Insurance wins the Disrupt Berlin 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize
 Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 24 hours to work on their projects. ...
11:51 am GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Gym-As-You-Go wants to let you pay per exercise
 Wish you didn’t have to pay as much if you rarely went to the gym? Gym-As-You-Go wants to offer pricing based on usage rather than monthly subscriptions. The TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Hack...
11:41 am GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Bitcoin Bubble Burst will warn you if the bitcoin dream is about to crash down
 Whether you’re a bitcoin believer or a vulture waiting to have your bubble predictions proved right, you’re probably keeping one nervous eye on the charts in anticipation of the cras...
11:30 am GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Humble lets engineers swipe right to their dream job
 In many ways, it’s a great time to be a software engineer. Pay is high — typically in the six figures and on very rare occasion, reportedly much more. Engineers can increasingly live...
11:28 am GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch WACAO is an assistant that can summarize and translate your WhatsApp chats
 If you’re a heavy WhatsApp user, you know how hard it is to keep up with incoming messages – especially if you step away from your phone and group conversations for a few hours. A ne...
11:26 am GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Altrui.st wants to use cryptohacks to provide basic minimum income
 “Poverty is the most pressing issues we face as a species, so we came up with an idea… we are going to give money away,” said Atltrui.st co-developer Dani Guardiola onstage at ...
10:01 am GMT - Sun, December 3, 2017
Techcrunch Watch the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon LIVE right here!
 They’ve worked through the night. They’ve toiled over their computers, powered by energy drinks and beer, to build something brand new in a matter of 24 hours. And now, the fruits of...
10:10 pm GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch Google is working on a fix for a bug thats causing Home Minis to crash at high volume
 It’s been a bugged-filled couple of months for Google’s hardware team. The list of issues hitting devices announced at the company’s Pixel 2 event in October just grew by anoth...
08:11 pm GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors on government surveillance and her upcoming book
 In the last year, members of the government have accused the Black Lives Matter organization of being a terrorist organization, calling those associated with it “Black Identity Extremists....
07:22 pm GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch 20 critical startup truths no one will tell you
 Some knowledge is so important, everyone assumes everyone already knows it. But they don’t, especially in the tech world where things move so fast that most people are faking. But Stripe&#...
06:55 pm GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch Virtual reality gets its groove back
 Technophiles tend to overestimate the pace of mass adoption. For example, virtual reality fans expected a lot more of us to be whiling away our days with goggles stuck to faces, immersed in virt...
04:18 pm GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch Rocket blast from the past: Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980
 While some spacecraft get the chance to go out in a blaze of glory, others are in it for the long haul – Voyager 1 more so than any other. The mission celebrated its 40th anniversary this ...
03:49 pm GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: We ride with the outlaws of Godless
 Some big names — including Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery and Scoot McNairy — donned cowboy hats and mounted horses forGodless, a seven-episode Western on Netflix. Each episode was w...
03:02 pm GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch AWS kept the announcements coming at a frenetic pace this week
 Deep breath. That was quite a deluge of announcements this week at the AWS:reinvent customer conference in Las Vegas. The pace left journalists covering the event dripping in sweat as they put u...
11:46 am GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch Apple releases iOS 11.2 with I.T autocorrect fix, faster wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash
 Apple released an iOS update in the middle of the night (Cupertino time). iOS 11.2 brings Apple Pay Cash, but the feature is not live yet. The company still needs to flip a switch on its servers...
07:13 am GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch PSA: Is your iPhone suddenly crashing? Heres why (and how to fix it)
 Is your iOS device rebooting itself seemingly at random this morning? You’re not alone.Apple is having a pretty rough week when it comes to nasty software bugs. First there was that crazy ...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Tinder is using AI to get you hooked up
Tinder tests a new feature that uses AI to suggest who to “super like,” BlackBerry will pay Nokia $137 million over a contract dispute and Alibaba is looking to acquire technology and tale...
03:34 am GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musk is putting his personal Tesla into Mars orbit
 SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, its most powerful reusable rocket to date, might have its first launch before the end of the year after all — and it’s going to include Elon Musk’s...
03:14 am GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch COMB announces a $77M fund to help AI startups enter China
 Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in the tech industry with China — alongside the U.S. — emerging as a key market for talent, innovation and companies. While many AI firms head ...
12:23 am GMT - Sat, December 2, 2017
Techcrunch Three Uber security managers reportedly resigned today
 Three senior-level security managers resigned from Uber today, Reuters reported earlier today. One of the three who resigned, Pooja Ashok, was chief of staff to now-former Chief Security Officer...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch A prescription for healing the healthcare industry
 The year is 1900. Life expectancy is 47 years. Almost all hospitals in the U.S. are nonprofit institutions founded by religious organizations. Fast-forward to today. Healthcare in the U.S. has b...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Netflix has officially renewed Stranger Things for a third season
 What pleasant news to end the week on. Netflix announced today its plans to renew the hit Stranger Things for a third season. The announcement came shortly afterNetflix askedthe Twitterverse if ...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Mapbox acquires augmented reality activity tracking app Fitness AR
 Open-source mapping platform Mapbox has acquired activity tracking app Fitness AR, which allows users to view runs, hikes or cycling routes from Strava superimposed on a 3D map of the terrain. R...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter changes reason for not removing anti-Muslim videos retweeted by Trump
 Twitter is standing by its earlier decision to keep up a series of graphic anti-Muslim videos retweeted by President Trump earlier this week — though it’s attempting to reframe its r...
07:20 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Shervin Pishevar responds to allegations of sexual misconduct, calling it a smear campaign
 Early yesterday evening, a story broke on Bloomberg alleging Uber investor and Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar had used his position of power to make unwanted sexual advances to at lea...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch A look through TransferWises early pitch deck
 Nearly seven years ago, TransferWise was readying the launch of its international money transfer service with bated breath. Co-founder Taavet Hinrikus would later tell me that he wasn’t en...
05:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Tencent CEO joins Breakthrough Prize as founding sponsor
 Tencent founder and CEO Ma Huateng (Pony Ma) is joining the Breakthrough Prize, sometimes referred to as “the Oscars of Science,” as a founding sponsor. He joins the likes of co-spon...
05:23 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch BlackBerry will pay Nokia $137 million over a contract dispute
 It’s been a while since Nokia and BlackBerry were bitter smartphone rivals, but there’s plenty of bad blood left between the two companies. This morning, BlackBerry threw in the towe...
04:37 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Apples hand is down and its $1 trillion dream now rests with consumers
 As we head into the end of 2017, it’s pretty safe to say that Apple’s fate — barring any major issue with its phones — is now in the hands of its consumers. With the iPho...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Flowspace is AWS for warehouses
 Got too much Internet traffic? Get servers on-demand from Amazon Web Services. Got too many pallets of physical goods? Well now you can get on-demand warehousing from Flowspace. The startup aims...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Ubers Indian rival Ola begins offering a bicycle-sharing service
 Ola, the company battling Uber in India, has turned to pedal power after it introduced a bike-sharing service. China’s Didi Chuxing and Grab in Southeast Asia have invested in bike-sharing...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Periscope expands virtual tipping via Super Hearts beyond the U.S.
 Twitter’s big push to draw in more live video stars to its Periscope streaming service is now expanding beyond the U.S. The company announced today the Periscope Super Broadcaster program,...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Amazons Treasure Truck is hitting the road in the U.K.
 After slowly rolling out across the U.S. over the past two years, Amazon’s Treasure Truck is ready for a bit of international expansion. As with its Stateside introduction, the companyR...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Tinder tests a new feature that uses A.I. to suggest who to Super Like
 If you’ve ever quickly swiped through Tinder, you know that sometimes your fingers can get away from you – and, all of a sudden, you’ve Super Liked someone without meaning to. ...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Ubers big discount, more money for Pokmon, and Jeff Bezos is worth how much?
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined byHeather H...
11:54 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Alibaba is buying Israeli startup Visualeads tech to establish a Tel Aviv R&D center
 Alibaba announced a massive $15 billion research ‘DAMO Academy’ project focused on R&D last month, and it is laying the groundwork for an office in Tel Aviv through a deal to acq...
11:14 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Create the unholy DIY union of Alexa and Furby this weekend
 As we approach the End Times there will be great signs and portents. They say the dead will rise and walk the earth. Great fire will come from the sky and burn the wicked and the good alike. A F...
10:10 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Economist Tyler Cowen talks about the value of despair
 In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Tyler Cowen, a professor of Economics at George Mason University and an editor at one of my favorite sites, MarginalRevolution. Cowen is one of the smart...
07:41 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Spot.IM raises $25 million for a better comments section
 Social media has become critical to the online publishers. It drives a lot of traffic and helps brands build a following. But it also means that a lot of the engagement happens on another platfo...
07:04 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Graphic India raises $5M to build a Marvel-like digital comic brand for India
 It’s been some time since we wrote about Graphic India, a new media startup that believes India should have its own home-grown answer to cartoon empires like Marvel. The 30-person company ...
06:07 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Yext sees 39% revenue growth in latest quarter
 Yext, the company that powers search results for retail locations, reported third-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. The New York-based company said it brought in $44.3 million in reve...
03:50 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Pinterest business lead Tim Kendall is leaving the company
 Pinterest president Tim Kendall, who has since joining in 2012 overseen the growth of the startup’s advertising business and launch of a wide array of ad products, is leaving the company a...
02:01 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter Lite with lower data usage becomes available in 24 new countries
 Twitter is rolling out its “Lite” version, after a successful trial in the Philippines.The Android app will become available in two dozen countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the M...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Lyft gained from Ubers scandals, sees revenue triple
 Lyft appears to have benefited from Uber’s tough year. The U.S. rival has seen its revenue growth more than triple, according to a report from The Information.The media outlet viewed finan...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Episode 1 rolls out new $81M seed-to-Series A fund, despite Brexit headwinds
 Episode 1 has been a stalwart of the early-stage funding scene in London for the last few years, investing in successful startups like Carwow, Triptease and AimBrain. It’s now closed its s...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, December 1, 2017
Techcrunch Theres an implosion of early-stage VC funding, and no ones talking about it
 Amid record amounts of capital raised by VCs worldwide, and a sharp rise in the number of private “unicorns,” there has been a quiet, barely noticed implosion in early-stage VC activ...
11:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Qualcomm alleges that Apples iPhone infringes on Palm Pre patents
 Shortly after the announcement of the iPhone X in September, my colleague Natasha Lomas noted the similarities between the phone and how WebOS operated on the Palm Pre. She ended her article, no...
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Google Home learns how to multitask
 Google’s smart speaker got a little smarter this week, with the addition of a multitasking feature. The new capability makes it possible for the device to accomplish two different missions...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Apple marks World AIDS Day with in-store and in-app donations
 After raising $160 million for the Global fund as part of its partnership with (RED), Apple is marking tomorrow’s World AIDS Day by offering up a bunch of opportunities to donate. The easi...
10:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Blue Apron loses its CEO
 Blue Apron founder Matt Salzberg is stepping aside as the company’s CEO, the company announced Thursday.CFO Brad Dickerson has been promoted to take his place. It’s been a volatile p...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch SpaceXs first Falcon Heavy launch will now take place in 2018
 SpaceX had been planning to launch its huge Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time this year, with a timeframe set most recently for sometime in November. Here on the last day of November, we kn...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Heres what rumored Trump CIA pick Tom Cotton thinks about surveillance, Russia and other issues
 As rumors build that the Trump administration plans to boot Rex Tillerson from his post atop the State Department in order to replace him with Mike Pompeo, it’s worth examining who would l...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Wearable numbers get a bump, as consumers shift focus to smarter devices
 The wearable space seems to still be figuring itself out — though in spite of some reports about the death of the category, overall growth remains one of the few constants. According to th...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Fire TV owners can now control Hulu, NBC, CBS and other video apps via their voice
 Amazon Fire TV owners will now be able to control more video apps using Alexa and their voice, the company announced today. This feature lets you ask Alexa to “watch,” “play,&#...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO
 There are now two Dianes running the show at Google Cloud. The company announced that Diane Bryant has been hired as the COO of the division. She joins Diane Greene, who came on board as Senior ...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Super Mario takes a sugar odyssey with a new breakfast cereal
 The last time Mario had a breakfast cereal, he had to split the billing with Link. I bet that’s what it felt like being in the Beatles at the end. Flying high from a recent string of high ...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch GoFundMe drops 5% Platform Fee for U.S. personal campaigns, adds tips
 GoFundMe, the popular fundraising juggernaut that now has 50 million users and has raised over $5 billion in funding for causes to date, is making an interesting change today that could see thos...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch FCC Commissioner Clyburn takes down Chairmans net neutrality doom and gloom
 Back in 2015, then-Commissioner of the FCC Ajit Pai submitted a lengthy paper detailing his reasons for voting against the incoming net neutrality rules. He made a lot of predictions about harm ...
06:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Google Assistant can now help you find a plumber and other local services
 Google Assistant is about to get a bit more home-savvy. The voice assistant will be gaining local discovery skills that will help you locate home services nearby.The company specifically detaile...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Facebook will temporarily disable a tool that lets advertisers exclude people of color
 Facebook has been under fire for its practices and policies that enable advertisers to exclude “multicultural affinity” groups from the audiences they reach via the social network. N...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch 9 smart home gifts for a smarter smart home
 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...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Dropbox acquires publishing platform Verst, will shut it down on Dec. 21
 The team behind Verst is joining Dropbox, in an acquisition that marks the end of the Verst publishing platform. The startup actually started life as DWNLD, a platform that transformed websites ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Dropbox acquires Verst team, publishing platform will shut down on Dec. 21
 The team behind Verst is joining Dropbox, in an acquisition that marks the end of the Verst publishing platform. The startup actually started life as DWNLD, a platform that transformed websites ...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Google might bring Nest back into its own hardware business
 Google might fold Nest back into the Google, well, fold. The company is considering integrating Nest, which is a separate company under mutual parent Alphabet at the moment, back into GoogleR...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch GM and Cruise on track to field a self-driving ride hailing service by 2019
 GM and Cruise have articulated more specifically when they want to put their self-driving service on the roads, at today’s investor call for the company from San Francisco. GM said that th...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch AT&Ts LTE-M Button is basically a programmable 4G Amazon Dash Button for businesses
 Alexa’s not the only Amazon property that’s getting a workplace component at this week at AWS Re:Invent. The LTE-M Button isn’t branded as a Dash Button, but it works in much t...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon launches AWS Cloud9, a browser-based IDE for cloud developers
 AWS today launch a new browser-based IDE, AWS Cloud9, at its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Cloud9 is actually an IDE the company acquired last year. It’s based on the Ace Editor and t...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Federal agencies need to improve how they collect tech diversity data, report says
 Given the lack of diversity and reports of hostility and discrimination, Congressperson Bobby Scott called on the Government Accountability Office to conduct a report that examines diversity, in...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Apple launched a study to look for irregular heart rhythms on the Apple Watch
 Apple and Stanford have teamed up for a new heart health study. Using a new Apple Watch app and the Apple Watch’s built-in sensor, researchers will work to identify irregular heart rhythms...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Microsofts Edge browser is now available for Android and iOS
 Last month, Microsoft announced its intentions to bring its Edge Browser to iOS and Android, as it works to broaden its reach on third-party mobile devices. After being made available in preview...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Google expands its 3D objects pipeline for AR/VR with the Poly API
 Though Google’s early efforts in VR and AR may not have reached the average Android user, as the company scales its vision for what augmented and virtual reality mean to its overall busine...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch H20.AIs snares $40M Series C investment led by Wells Fargo and Nvidia
 H20.AI started almost six years ago with a mission to simplify and democratize artificial intelligence. Today the company announced a $40M Series C round. Nvidia and Wells Fargo led the round wi...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch H2O.AI snares $40M Series C investment led by Wells Fargo and Nvidia
 H2O.AI started almost six years ago with a mission to simplify and democratize artificial intelligence. Today the company announced a $40M Series C round. Nvidia and Wells Fargo led the round wi...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch LG shakes up its struggling mobile division with new top executives
 If you’ve stopped paying attention to LG in the last couple of years, you’ll learn everything you need to know from the first paragraph of its latest press release that highlights a ...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch WeWork has big plans for Alexa for Business
 Amazon is soon to announce Alexa for Business, and WeWork is one of the first partners to have hopped on the platform. WeWork’s vision is to use technology to help businesses make the most...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Farmers Business Network just raked in a whopping $110 million in Series D funding
 Farmers Business Networkhas raised $110 million in new venture funding to support a business that may sound boring to some Silicon Valley technologists but which appears to have addressed a very...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Volvos car subscription service sounds like good way to get the new XC40
 Volvo has a subscription car service, whereby you can get a new vehicle for a flat monthly fee, including insurance, maintenance and service. It’s not the first carmaker to provide this ki...
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch There are now 25M active business profiles on Instagram
 Instagram announced this morning that it now has 25 million active business profiles, up from 15 million in July. The company throws out a lot of different statistics (back in September it said ...
02:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch New Destiny 2 Alexa skills let you ask Ghost to do stuff in-game
 Destiny 2 fans will know that you get your own virtual assistant of source in the game world – Ghost, who sort of floats around and guides you. The new Alexa skill for Destiny 2 allows you...
01:40 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Take to the skies with Alex Zosel and Yann de Vries at Disrupt Berlin
 Passenger drones could be traversing city skies sooner than you think – German aircraft maker Volocopter recently flew its first autonomous passenger drone tests in Dubai, flying for five ...
01:32 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Innovid acquires Taykey to provide more data to video advertisers
 Video advertising company Innovid has acquired another advertising startup, Taykey. We’ve written about Taykeyas a tool that companies can use to target their ads based on the topics that ...
12:07 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Uptake nabs $117M at $2.3B valuation for industrial predictive analytics
 A company that is seizing the opportunity to provide predictive analytics to the industrial world — regardless of whether a business has made the (often costly) transition to internet-of-t...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Fractyl Labs raises $44 million in Series D to develop a treatment for type 2 diabetes
 Fractyl Labs, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based startup developing treatments for diabetes, has raised $44 million in Series D financing from a slew of VC firms, including GV, True Ventures, the ...
09:49 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Heres what you missed at TechCrunch Shanghai 2017
 Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. This week saw TechCrunch land in Shanghai for yet another great event. While Sh...
09:03 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Final round of Disrupt Berlin hackathon & spectator tickets now available plus sponsor prizes
 The countdown for the Berlin TechCrunch Disrupt Hack is getting lower, with only 2 days to go! We’ve released the last batch of hacker tickets to get yours now so you can join the fun! If ...
08:36 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Atomico just released its third state of European tech report and it holds some surprises
 Atomico, the 11-year-old European venture firm, has released the third edition of its State of European Tech report in an effort to shine a light on what’s happening in Europe, and it̵...
08:03 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Googles newest app stops you burning through your data package
Google’s newest app for emerging markets is a service that helps control data usage on a smartphone and get more for your top-up credit. Datally, which is available for Android devices worldwide...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch FDA clears AliveCors Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch
 The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch. Europe has been able to use a version of the K...
07:32 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Arianna Huffingtons Thrive Global raises $30M so you can work less and sleep more
 Arianna Huffington wants you to work smarter, not harder. She believes a corporate mentality that rewards burning the midnight oil is actually reducing productivity, by causing burnout. Lack of ...
07:16 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Elon Musks Boring Company to bid for Chicago airport link project
 Elon Musk’s Boring Company, a project that plans to use futuristic underground pods to transport cars across long distances without traffic congestion,is starting to take shape. Fresh from...
04:57 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon is putting Alexa in the office
 The interface is evolving. What has long been dominated by screens of all shapes and sizes is now being encroached upon by the voice. And while many companies are building voice interfaces ̵...
01:45 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Alexa is arriving in Australia and New Zealand early next year
 One more bit of news out of tonight’s Alexa State of the Union Keynote at AWS Re:Invent in Vegas. Amazon is finally bringing its voice service to Oceania. After several months of rumblings...
01:45 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Amazon adds in-skill purchases to Alexa
 There was clearly a lot of ground to cover at tonight’s AWS re:Invent Alexa State of the Union — but lets be real, the most important bit was how the company plans to make a little m...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, November 30, 2017
Techcrunch Were hitting rock bottom in cyber lets do something
 When it comes to the cybersecurity problem, where is rock bottom? Internet security is in a state of crisis. With their shocking scope and targeting of some of society’s most critical infr...