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11:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch DroneGun Tactical is a portable (but still illegal) drone scrambler
 The only thing growing faster than the global drone population is the population of people thinking “how can I knock these annoying things out of the sky?” DroneShield offers a way t...
11:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Appeals court rules that Tinders pricing violates age discrimination laws
 A California appeals court has sided with Allan Candelore, a man suing Tinder over the pricing for its premium service, Tinder Plus. Specifically, Candelore and his lawyers argued that by chargi...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Fools and their crypto
 I believe that the token sale economy will drive the next startup revolution. Just as sites like TechCrunch, organizations like Y Combinator and the men in Dockers and fleece sweaters who popula...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Red Hat acquires CoreOS for $250 million in Kubernetes expansion
 Red Hat, a company best known for its enterprise Linux products, has been making a big play for Kubernetes and containerization in recent years with its OpenShift Kubernetes product. Today the c...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch TimeFlip is a time-tracking gadget simple enough that I might actually use it
 If you’re like me, and I’m going to assume you are for the purposes of this post, you like the idea of time tracking, but generally it’s a bit too fiddly or complicated. TimeFl...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon is experimenting with its own QR code style SmileCodes
 QR code style markers — those lil’ barcode-looking boxes you’ll see on ads from time to time, meant to be scanned with your phone to launch some website or app — have yet...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Imverses groundbreaking mixed reality renders you inside VR
 What if you could look down and see your actual arms and legs inside VR, or look at other real-world people or objects as if you weren’t wearing a headset? Imverse’s team spent five ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Getting to the root of the revenue multiple
 Valuation concerns are top of mind for many investors. For those in tech investing, this concern is perhaps most acute, given the generally high multiples assigned to the sector. There are good ...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch CVS, other health stocks down upon Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare co news
 Investors panicked this morning upon the news Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway were teaming up to launch a health insurance company for their U.S. employees. Healthcare is one of th...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch You can now use Alexa to send SMS messages
 Amazon announced today it’s launching a new messaging feature for Alexa devices in the U.S. that will allow you to sendtexts – yes, SMS messages – to your friends and other con...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Google is launching a new digital store to sell cloud-based software
 Google is launching a digital store that will offer cloud-based software to companies and other organizations. Bloomberg, which reported the news a bit earlier, notes the move is just the jugger...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons new healthcare company could give smaller health tech players a boost
 JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have joined forces with Amazon to form a new healthcare company for all U.S. employees. Right now details are so sparse that there’s not even a name a...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons new healthcare company could give smaller healthtech players a boost
 JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have joined forces with Amazon to form a new healthcare company for all U.S. employees. Details are sparse; there’s not even a name associated with th...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Apple reportedly under investigation by SEC and DOJ for phone slowdown
 The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission are jointly investigating Apple’s communications about the software update that slowed down older models of the iPhone...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Contraception app still being probed by medical agency over unwanted pregnancies
 Is there such a thing as bad publicity? It’s an interesting and contested question. To wit: Self styled ‘digital contraception’ app, Natural Cycles— which relies on a set...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Details and solutions emerge for missile threat false alarm in Hawaii
 A preliminary report from the FCC has revealed additional details about the situation that caused a false missile threat alarm in Hawaii earlier this month. It really was human error, as initial...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is banning cryptocurrency and ICO ads
 Facebook has a new advertising policy pertaining to cryptocurrency, binary options and initial coin offerings. The policy specifically prohibits ads that promote those types of products and serv...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX re-use a Falcon 9 first stage for todays GovSat-1 launch
 SpaceX is launching a rocket today – no, not the Falcon Heavy, that’s still targeting February 6, but a Falcon 9 carrying a satellite bound for Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). Th...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Google expands Howard West to a full-year program to train more black engineers
 Google is expanding the reach of Howard West, which began last year as a three-month residency for students at Howard University. Now, it’s going to be a full academic year and available t...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musk has now sold 15K flamethrowers, earning $7.5M for boring
 The Boring Company is getting decently well-capitalized on the back of sales of its flamethrower (yes, flamethrower). The no-doubt overpriced piece of knack, which can be made yourself at home u...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Pinterest hires a new head of computer vision
 As Pinterest increasingly tries to sell itself as a startup specialized in computer vision that it plugs into visual discovery, it’s continuing to pick up additional pieces to help continu...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Heptio launches its Kubernetes un-distribution
 Heptio holds a special place in the Kubernetes startup ecosystem. Its co-founders are, after all, two of the co-founders of the Kubernetes project. Heptio has raised millions, but it was never c...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Google says it removed 700K apps from the Play Store in 2017, up 70% from 2016
 The relatively open nature of Android has made it a target for malware authors and other bad actors of all stripes who often try to get their wares onto your phone through both the official Goog...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram now allows businesses to schedule their posts
 Instagram today made a long overdue change to its product that social media managers have wanted for some time – it will allow businesses on Instagram to schedule their posts. Before, ther...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Watch the first trailer for Mute, a futuristic thriller from Duncan Jones
 After a bit of a misstep with Warcraft, director Duncan Jones has a new movie that he’s describing as a successor to his debutMoon. To be clear, I kind of likedWarcraft, and it made a lot ...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch UK keeps up its legal losing streak over mass surveillance
 Yet another defeat in the courts for the UK government’s use of mass surveillance as an indiscriminate and, as it frequently turns out, unlawful investigatory tool. Read More ...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Rally Road lets you buy and sell equity shares in classic cars
 Want to put your money in something like a 1955 Porsche or 1985 Ferrari but don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend?Meet Rally Road. The New York-based startup lets investors ...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund
 The SoftBank Vision Fund has struck again. This time, it’s investing $300 million in on-demand walking and dog care startup Wag.Wag has also brought on Hilary Schneider, formerly of identi...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons Treasure Truck shows up at Whole Foods with a cheaper Instant Pot, grocery coupons
 Amazon Treasure Truck, the retailer’s deals-on-wheels program that is literally a truck driving around with discounted products you can buy online and pickup in person, will now be popping...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts Azure Event Grid hits general availability
 With Event Grid, Microsoft introduced a new Azure service last year that it hopes will become the glue that holds together modern event-driven and distributed applications. Starting today, Event...
03:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake exceeds the original
 Shadow of the Colossusis one of those games I’ve purchased multiple times on multiple platforms, because the original was about as unique and satisfying a video game experience as you can ...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch TrackR lays off staff, sources say 42 in total, in ongoing market contraction
 It’s crunch time for TrackR, that startup that lets you use an app to find items like keys, wallets and bags that have been tagged with its small Bluetooth-based tracking devices. TechCrun...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch NEA leads $21m round for Drop, a rewards app for millennials
 Everyone loves free stuff, apparently including VC investors. Toronto-based Drop, whose app allows consumers to collect points for transactions they make and then receive reward offers, has secu...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Evangeline Lilly get all the cool toys in Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer
 Evangeline Lilly moves up to superhero status alongside Paul Rudd in Marvel’s sequel to Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, which hits theaters on July 6, 2018. The first trailer for the movie ...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Cake raises $5 million for a swipeable mobile browser
 A startup called Cake has an ambitious plan to take on incumbents like Chrome and Safari to build a better browser for mobile devices. The company announced this morning it has raised $5 million...
02:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Mammoth Media, the startup behind chat fiction app Yarn, raises $13M
 Mammoth Media has raised a $13 million Series A funding to create what it calls “entertainment experiences for the mobile-first generation.” Mammoth isn’t not the first startup...
02:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway to build their own healthcare company
 When you’re big enough and powerful enough, you don’t need to rely on the existing private healthcare providers out there to handle your employee medical needs. That’s what Ama...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat enhances Bitmoji with 1.9 septillion avatar options
 Now you can customize your Snapchat Bitmoji avatar with 40 skin tones, 50 hair colors, 50 hair treatment options and more so it looks just like you no matter what you look like. Today Snapchat l...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Warby Parker launches pilot program for kids frames
 Warby Parker has been around for seven years, but today the company is finally unveiling a new product category. In a 12-week pilot program, Warby Parker is now offering kids’ frames to fo...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Code.org is bringing computer education to Alaska Airlines in-flight entertainment
 Code.org has partnered with Alaska Airlines to offer free educational videos on how computers and the Internet work, Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi wrote in a blog post.. The video series, which star...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Andrew Ng officially launches his $175M AI Fund
 As the founder of the Google Brain deep learning project and co-founder of Coursera, Andrew Ng was one of the most recognizable names in the machine learning community when he became Baidu’...
01:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Child health advocates call for Facebook to shutter Messenger Kids app
 The slings and arrows of outrage keep flying at Facebook. Today a coalition of child health advocates has published an open letteraddressing CEO Mark Zuckerberg and calling for the company to sh...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Hyperledger releases Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0, its second distributed ledger project
 Hyperledger, the open source blockchain project from the Linux Foundation, released Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0, its latest open source digital ledger project. Sawtooth joins its sister project, Hy...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Busbud refuels its bus travel booking platform with $11M
 Montreal-based travel booking platform Busbudhas closed an $11M Series B round led by iNovia Capital.New investors backing the company include Teralys, Claridge and Plaza Ventures. Existing inve...
12:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Outgoing American Express CEO Ken Chenault is joining General Catalyst
 Ken Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, is quickly building a platform in the startup world. Chenault announced plans to leave his position as the head of Amex last October, ending a...
12:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch SAP snags CallidusCloud for $2.4 billion
 SAP, the German enterprise software giant, announced it acquired CallidusCloud last night for $2.4 billion or $36 per share. Callidus provides configure price quote (CPQ) and sales performance m...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Virtual travel assistant Mezi acquired by American Express
 American Express announced today that it has acquiredMezi, the AI-based virtual travel assistant, for an undisclosed amount. After the deal closes, Mezi will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch GitLab acquires Gemnasium to strengthen its security services
 GitLab, which helps businesses manage their software development and operations lifecycle from planning to deployment and monitoring, has acquired Gemnasium, a service that alerts developers of ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch BrowserStack hauls in $50 million Series A from Accel
 It’s not often you see a single venture capital firm investing $50 million in a Series A round. These usually involve a much smaller number spread across a variety of investors, but Accel ...
10:48 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch BlaBlaCar is optimizing its service for small cities and has a new visual identity
 When you reach BlaBlaCar’s scale, you need to find customers who are hard to reach — literally. The French company announced an effort to optimize its ride-sharing for long-distance ...
10:34 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Uber sells its Xchange Leasing portfolio to car leasing startup Fair
 As Uber works on trying to find a more profitable path ahead for its transportation-on-demand service, it has sold off one of its units that sat peripherally to that business. Fair, the car leas...
09:37 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Frances Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi on upcoming digital policies
 Mahjoubi joined Emmanuel Macron’s team as the person in charge of all things digital while Macron was campaigning to become France’s President. He joined the French government immedi...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Spendesk raises $9.9 million to build your next corporate card
 French startup Spendesk just raised $9.9 million (8 million) from Index Ventures with Michael Benabou, Laurent Asscher and Showpad cofounders Louis Jonckheere and Pieterjan Bouten also participa...
06:17 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Waymo orders thousands of Pacificas for 2018 self-driving fleet rollout
 Waymo has ordered thousands of new Chrysler Pacifica minivans from FCA to help populate its autonomous ride-hailing fleet, which it will open to the public in 2018, the company says. The public ...
06:11 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Google completes its $1.1B deal to buy a chunk of HTCs smartphone division
 Google has announced the completion of its $1.1 billion deal to buy a large slice of HTC’s hardware business.The acquisition was announced back in September 2017 but now it has passed the ...
04:45 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Strava says it will simplify privacy settings and review app features after exposing military bases
 Fitness app Strava has said it will review its privacy settings and features after it was found to have exposed the location of military bases across the world by releasing user activity data. T...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Elon Musks flamethrowers bring in $5 million so far
Elon Musk’s flamethrowers have made $5 million so far, Google invests in Go-Jek and Facebook will start prioritizing local news. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Ubers India rival Ola is expanding to Australia in first overseas move
 2018 is the year for ride-hailing expansions. Fresh from China’s Didi moving into Brazil and Taiwan, Ola in India is taking the first steps to move into the Australian market and expand it...
02:15 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram wont comment on rumored video calling feature
 Instagram copied the ‘Snap’ and now it might be going after the ‘chat’. A video calling feature was spotted in a non-public version of Instagram by WhatsApp industry blog...
01:03 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Theres no way the government is building its own 5G network
 A report this weekend by Axios cited documents from within the National Security Council describing the possibility — nay, inevitability — of a 5G network built and operated by the U...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, January 30, 2018
Techcrunch Inside Amazons Spheres
 Like most adventurous designs the Spheres are divisive: some call them an eyesore or attention-seeking behavior by Amazon, but others will admire the originality and intelligent use of space. Se...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook nabs Googles AR product director
 Facebook has stolen away Google’s director of Product for AR Nikhil Chandhok, who will be joining FB to lead product management of the Camera team working on augmented reality. Chandhok wo...
10:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch GV leads $25M investment in Hover, a computer vision startup that digitizes your home
 As more and more startups aim to 3D-scan the world, the question of what consumers will actually care about enough to bring into the digital world is a tough one to answer. For most people, a ho...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch The Grammys gave CBS All Access its second-biggest day for signups yet
 Sunday night’s airing of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards turned out to be a big boost for CBS’ streaming service, CBS All Access, which offered a live stream of the event on its servic...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch DJI Mavic Air review
 The metal joysticks are safely nestled inside the flip-out arms of the controller, the landing gear safely nestled in the propeller arms. Not a millimeter is wasted, not even in the packaging. I...
08:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook will start prioritizing local news in user feeds
 Facebook’s latest step in its on-going effort to fix its embattled news delivery offering involves prioritizing local sources. The social media giant announced today in a blog post that, a...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft buys gaming services startup PlayFab to bolster its Azure platform
 In the latest chapter of GAFAM’s continuing bid to conquer online gaming, Microsoft has acquiredPlayFab which helps game developers launch their titles online more quickly with simplified ...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch SuperPhone is building a Salesforce for texting
 The address book is the last, worst default app you rely on. It’s time it got as smart as the rest of our phones. That’s the idea behind SuperPhone. Email isn’t how you build r...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch US military reviewing tech use after Strava privacy snafu
 The U.S. military has responded to privacy concerns over a heatmap feature in the Strava app which displays users’ fitness activity — and has been shown exposing the location of mili...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts Slack competitor, Teams, gets its biggest update with new app integrations and app store
 Microsoft’s Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams, rolled out its biggest updatesince the software’s launch last year, the company says. The focus of the new set of features is allowing ...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Why the Dell rumors might have substance
 By now you’ve probably heard that the Dell board is supposed to be convening later this month to figure out how it might reorganize itself to deal with the mountain of debt it took on when...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Boeing HorizonX invests in Berkeley aerospace battery tech startup
 Boeing’s HorizonX is the aerospace company’s vehicle for making investments in promising next-generation startups and technology, and it just placed its latest bet: funding in Cuberg...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Voicelabs launches Alpine to bring retailers to the voice shopping ecosystem
 Voicelabs, a company that has been experimenting in the voice computing market for some time with initiatives in advertising and analytics, is now pivoting its business again – this time, ...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Uber steps up to fight human trafficking
 Uber has partnered with Polaris, which aims to fight human trafficking at the global level, to empower its drivers to combat this form of modern-day slavery.Worldwide, there are an estimated 20....
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch U.S. banks Venmo alternative, Zelle, moved $75B last year, says 100,000 people enroll daily
 Zelle, U.S. banks’ answer to mobile payment services like PayPal and Venmo, claims that nearly 100,000 consumers, on average, are signing up for its service per day. The company also paint...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Pearson is adding LittleBits kits to its STEM curriculum
 Brooklyn-based startup LittleBits has worked hard to shake the “tech toy” label. While the company’s done a good job getting its kid-friendly engineering kits into the hands of...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Nvidia and GEs Baker Hughes team on AI for oil and gas
 Nvidia and GE subsidiary Baker Hughes want to bring the power of artificial intelligence to bear on the oil and gas industry – and do so throughout the space, covering everything from loca...
02:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Apple could use ARM coprocessors for three updated Mac models
 According to a Bloomberg article, Apple could be workin on three new Mac models for this year. All three of them could feature an ARM coprocessor to improve security. Apple isn’t switching...
02:13 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musks flamethrower has already made well over $3.5 million
 Hats… and now flamethrowers. Elon Musk’s Boring Company has so far been more of a ‘lifestyle’ brand (and a weird one at that) than a company that, you know, digs massive ...
02:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Relx acquires ThreatMetrix for $817M to ramp up in risk-based authentication
 Another startup in the area of cyber security has been snapped up as platform businesses serving enterprises look for more ways of securing their own networks and working with customers to secur...
02:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch BigID pulls in $14 million Series A to help identify private customer data across big data stores
 As data privacy becomes an increasingly important notion, especially withthe EU’s GDPR privacy laws coming online in May, companies need to find ways to understand their customer’s p...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch BigID pulls in $14 million Series A to help identify private customer data across big data stores
 As data privacy becomes an increasingly important notion, especially withthe EU’s GDPR privacy laws coming online in May, companies need to find ways to understand their customer’s p...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch An MIT team has created color-changing 3D prints
 Here’s another cool project out of MIT’s CSAIL labs. Researchers are looking to bring color-changing properties to the 3D-printing process in an attempt to help reduce material waste...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch UK to fine critical organizations up to $24M if they fail to put in strong cyber security
 As companies gear up to make themselves complaint with upcoming data protection regulations in Europe around GDPR, those doing business in Member States will also be facing another wave of requi...
12:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Bonfire Ventures closes $60 million to invest in SoCal B2B startups
 Los Angeles is becoming one of the more interesting destinations for startups and the investors that provide money for venture capital firms to place bets on young companies are increasingly sta...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch ContentSquare raises $42M Series B for its UX insights platform for mobile and web
 ContentSquare, which offers cloud-based software that helps businesses understand how and why users are interacting with their app, mobile and web sites, has picked up $42 million in Series B fu...
11:58 am GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Hong Kong plans TV ad campaign to warn against ICO and crypto investments
 Most financial authorities worldwide have warned their citizens on the risks of buying bitcoin or investing in ICOs, but Hong Kong is going a step further.Concern is such in the country that aut...
11:41 am GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook starts polishing its privacy messaging ahead of GDPR
 As the May 25 deadline for compliance with the EU’s updated privacy framework fast approachesFacebook is continuing to PR the changes it’s making to try to meet the new data protecti...
10:29 am GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Malaysias capital will adopt smart city platform from Alibaba
 Alibaba’s cloud computing business is to deploy its big data services package for cities in Kuala Lumpur to help Malaysia’s government with the running of its capital city and potent...
08:34 am GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Goxip raises $5M led by Meitu to build an influencer marketing platform for fashion in Asia
 Goxip, a Hong Kong-based social shopping service, has raised $5 million to branch out into influencer marketing.The investment was led by Meitu, the $6 billion Hong Kong-listed company that deve...
07:42 am GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Fitness app Strava exposes the location of military bases
 Strava, the popular app for tracking running, cycling and swimming, is not the most obvious go-to for exposing national secrets, but aheatmap of activity from users has been found to unearth the...
05:39 am GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Google confirms investment in Indonesias ride-hailing leader Go-Jek
 Google has confirmed its investment in Go-Jek, the hail-railing service that rivals Uber and Grab in Indonesia. TechCrunch reported the investment last week, which was made alongside China’...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform the financial services industry
 As the popularity of cryptocurrencies has grown, so has the banking industry’s interest in blockchain for fintech, with an increased and focused push on bank-backed blockchain projects. Re...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Five myths of seed investing
 Pre-seed has risen in prominence in recent months due to the growing gap between what founders are seeking at the seed stage and what the market is offering, yet conversations around pre-seed co...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Five myths of pre-seed investing
 Pre-seed has risen in prominence in recent months due to the growing gap between what founders are seeking at the seed stage and what the market is offering, yet conversations around pre-seed co...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, January 29, 2018
Techcrunch Oxford University spin-out Bodle scores 6M Series A for its low-powered reflective display tech
 Bodle Technologies is a startup spun out of Oxford University, that is developing a new type of ‘reflective’ display technology that promises to use a lot less power. In fact, in som...
11:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 28, 2018
Techcrunch How publishers will survive Facebooks newsfeed change
 Facebook announced on January 11 that it would change its News Feed algorithm to prioritize posts from friends and family over public content. Say goodbye to never-ending sponsored posts from Ta...
11:18 pm GMT - Sun, January 28, 2018
Techcrunch Intel reportedly notified Chinese companies of chip security flaw before the U.S. government
 Intel is not having that great of year thus far in the face of a slew of information about security flaws in it hardware coming out — and you can add another new report from The Wall Stree...
05:58 pm GMT - Sun, January 28, 2018
Techcrunch Heres how to live stream the Grammys tonight
 Don’t have a TV or just want to watch Kesha, Cardi B and Lady Gaga walk the red carpet from the comfort of your laptop? Thanks to modern tech, that’s possible tonight. James Corden k...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 28, 2018
Techcrunch How visual effects studio Mr. X helped create The Shape of Water and its lovable merman
 At first, I wasn’t impressed by The Shape of Water‘s visual effects.That might seem like a strange thing to say about a movie whose effects have been nominated for multiple awards(th...
05:06 pm GMT - Sun, January 28, 2018
Techcrunch The legacy of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed today at 91
 One of the great entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA, passed away today. As Reuters pointed out in its short biography, Kamprad created a store — as a te...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 28, 2018
Techcrunch The insight-industrial complex
 I don’t like tech conferences. I mean, of course I don’t, they’re not meant for people like me. I’m an introvert, so I find them exhausting, and am (presumably) less like...
01:10 am GMT - Sun, January 28, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musks Boring Co. flamethrower is real, $500 and up for pre-order
 So that flamethrower that Elon Musk teased The Boring Company would start selling after it ran out of its 50,000 hats? Yeah, it’s real – and you can pre-order one now if you want nee...
10:03 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch Spheros CEO discusses the companys shift from Star Wars to schools
 If hardware is hard, robotics are next to impossible. Even so, Sphero managed an impressive feat over its first five years, growing from a small startup with a glowing, smartphone-controlled bal...
09:47 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch Move slow and break nothing
 Facebook Messenger was down for me for about an hour earlier this week. My MacBook Pro randomly kernel panics overnight and restarts. Slack was down, and Github, and AWS. A little more than a ye...
09:36 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceX sets historic first Falcon Heavy launch for February 6
 SpaceX has set February 6 as the target for its Falcon Heavy launch, the first ever test flight of the new, high-capacity rocket that the company is building to allow it to send nearly three tim...
08:34 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musks new Tesla pay plan encourages him to shoot for the stars but what if he misses?
 Elon Musk, a charismatic entrepreneur, is nothing if not audacious. You’d expect the board of Tesla Industries to shape a CEO compensation plan that suits its outsized leader, and boy, did...
07:47 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch Social media is giving us trypophobia
 We aren’t so much seeing through a lens darkly when we log onto Facebook or peer at personalized search results on Google, we’re being individually strapped into a custom-moulded hea...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch These startup exits delivered the biggest bang for the buck
 Big IPOs by the best-known brands tend to dominate attention in startup circles. But when it comes to delivering significant returns on invested capital, it’s often lower-profile companies...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch CTRLT podcast: Artificial intelligence may become a human rights issue
 Welcome back to another glorious episode of CTRL+T. This week, Henry Pickavet and I explore Amazon’s new cashier-less stores that promise no waiting in line — except to get in —...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Body Language
 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Esteban Kolsky, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, January 26, 2018.G3: White Roses — Halley Suitt Tucker, Francine...
05:24 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch Scout networks are latest VC salvo in war for founders
 Founders are extraordinary busy, even for their own investors. A decade ago, they might have had relationships with a handful of VC partners as they scaled their businesses and raised additional...
05:01 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch The FCC looks back on a disastrous year through rose-tinted glasses
 From the furore engulfing the FCC this last year you might think that the agency had accomplished little but appalling privacy advocates and dancing for its patrons, the telecoms. But as is ofte...
04:32 pm GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch Tech startups want to go inside your mouth
 Dental care can be costly and hard to access, especially if you live in a rural community or a third-world country.In fact, the biggest barrier to dental care is cost.This is according to the Am...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | MoviePass pulls out of 10 AMC theaters
Google experiments in local news, MoviePass pulls out of AMC theaters and the Kalanick-Benchmark lawsuit has officially been dismissed. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:42 am GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch Japanese exchange says hackers stole over $400M in cryptocurrency
 A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has claimed it lost more than $400 million in tokens following an alleged hack on its service. Coincheck said Friday that some 500 million tokens of NEM, worth...
12:14 am GMT - Sat, January 27, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook staff reportedly interviewed in Mueller investigation
 At least one Facebook employee has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into potential Russian interference with the 2016 election, reports Wired. But ...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch HQ Trivia gets rid of the $20 minimum to collect your winnings
 HQ Trivia, the number one trivia app in the Apple App Store, has removed the minimum $20 balance to cash out. The company made the announcement earlier today on Twitter. Because the prize money ...
09:29 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch A young startup with a timely offer: fighting propaganda campaigns online
 The prevalence of so-called fake news is far worse than we imagined even a few months ago. Just last week, Twitter admitted there were more than 50,000 Russian bots trying to confuse American vo...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Madden NFL 18 esports are coming to Disney XD and ESPN
 With the Superbowl just a few weeks away, the world of football has some relatively unexpected news. Madden NFL, one of the most popular gaming titles in the world, is going even more mainstream...
07:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter now lets advertisers sponsor publishers Moments
 Twitter has added a new advertising product to its lineup. The company announced today it’s offering brands the ability to sponsor Moments – the “Stories”-like feature th...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook lets you tip game live streamers $3
 Facebook Live is launching monetization for video gameplay streamers, allowing users to tip creators a minimum of $3 via the desktop site. Right now, the contributor of the tips doesn’t ge...
06:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Strix Leviathan wants to build a better enterprise platform for crypto trading
 We are still in the early days of cryptocurrency — or at least that’s what all of the startups that are jumping into this space NOW hope. And when there’s a gold rush, there...
06:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch MoviePass pulls out of AMCs top theaters as negotiations fail
 MoviePass, the monthly subscription service for seeing movies in theaters, has pulled out of 10 high-traffic AMC theaters, as a negotiating tactic with the theater chain. AMC, so far, has shown ...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Up close with Apples HomePod
 The HomePod is much smaller than I remember. I hadn’t seen one since June, when Apple announced the speaker back at WWDC. Apple pushed back its projected December launch date because the c...
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: We revisit the crime scene of Netflixs Ozark
 Ozark launched on Netflix back in July — before we’d even started Original Content, our podcast covering the latest streaming news, shows and movies. However, TechCrunch’s Jord...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Hoodline is trying to fix local news deserts with a new automated news wire
 Local news is kind of a mess. While the global platforms have been exploding, making it easier to follow events at a world wide level, local news sources have atrophied. Those two things are, ob...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Report: More startup lawyers are accepting cryptocurrencies as payment
 A growing number of law firms working with startups are beginning to accept their payment in cryptocurrencies, according to anew report by the trade-focused outlet Law.com. The lawyers suggest t...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch More startup lawyers are accepting cryptocurrencies as payment
 A growing number of law firms working with startups are beginning to accept their payment in cryptocurrencies. It’s an interesting shift, and one that’s very reminiscent of service p...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch LittleBits Droid Inventor kit is the first STEM toy that works
 I’ve been watching STEAM and/or STEAM toys with great interest and great skepticism. While many parents and teachers report great success with programming toys like Cleverbot and whatever ...
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts Mixer follows Twitch with addition of direct tipping and game sales
 Mixer, Microsoft’s answer to Twitch, will soon allow its streamers to start selling games and other downloadable content via its service, and will introduce tipping, the company announced ...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Intel does its best to tamp down impact of Spectre and Meltdown in earnings call
 Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was delighted to report that Intel had a record year in the company’s quarterly earnings call with analysts yesterday. Of course, he also had to acknowledge the Sp...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Ford files a patent for an autonomous police car
 If the fourth season of Black Mirror didn’t throughly freak you out, buckle up! Ford has filed for a patent on an autonomous police car. While patent filings don’t always come to fru...
03:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Google experiments in local news with an app called Bulletin
 Google is testing a tool called Bulletin that would allow anyone to publish local news stories and events, according to a report from Slate, which Google later confirmed. The company described B...
02:38 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Poptheatr is a bucket you put on your head so you can watch movies
 Are you afraid of human contact? Do you like movies? Do you like buckets? Sister, have I got a product for you.Poptheatr is a bucket that you put over your head. You put your telecommunications ...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Furniture maker Floyd raises $5.6m to expand product line, move into new Detroit HQ
 Detroit-based Floyd has announced a $5.6 million Series A funding round that will let the company expand its operations and release new products. The company has been in Detroit for the last fiv...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Netflix soars, Twitter loses a big bird, Lyft isnt woke and more ICOs
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we once again had the full crew on set: Matthew Ly...
12:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter accused of dodging Brexit botnet questions again
 Once again Twitter stands accused of dodging questions from a parliamentary committee that’s investigating Russian bot activity during the UK’s 2016 Brexit referendum. Read More ...
08:01 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Heetch raises another $20 million to compete head-to-head with Uber in Europe
 French startup Heetch has an ambitious goal. The company wants to become the second ride-sharing service in France and in the other European countries where it operates. The startup just raised ...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | CNN shuts down Casey Neistats Beme
Robinhood is going to let you buy and sell crypto soon, CNN shuts down Casey Neistat’s Beme and Sotheby’s acquires Thread Genius. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
01:57 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Annual smartphone shipments in China declined for the first time in 2017
 China’s smartphone market is no longer growing after itwitnessed its first annual decline in shipments during 2017, according to new figures released today. The writing was on the wall wit...
01:56 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Dutch intelligence reportedly hacked Russian election hackers in 2014
 As if the story of the 2016 election and associated cyberattacks wasn’t already complicated enough, new information now suggests that Dutch intelligence has for years been aware of, and sh...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart and Rakuten partner on grocery delivery in Japan, Kobo e-books and audiobooks in U.S.
 Walmart today announced a major expansion in terms of its global e-commerce presence: the retailer is entering a strategic partnership with Tokyo-based Rakuten, which will see the companies coll...
01:16 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Research into full-body tracking at Facebook hints at broader AR/VR ambitions
 It’s no secret that Facebook is big on both AR and VR, both for entertainment and communication purposes. And new research suggests it is working on AR applications that could not just mod...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch botkeeper has an automated bookkeeping bot for your accounting needs
 There are probably few things that small businesses hate more than accounting. It’s tedious, time consuming and totally vital to ensure that businesses can remain in business and don’...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch La La Land director Damien Chazelle is making a show for Apple
 Damien Chazelle, who won last year’s Best Director Oscar for his work on La La Land, will be making a TV show for Apple. The New York Times reports that Chazelle will be writing and direct...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Shadow launches its cloud computer forgamers in the UK
 French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, is launching its cloud gaming service in the U.K. Just like in the U.S., the company is starting with a pre-sale before accepting all c...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Trueface.ai integrates with IFTT as the latest test-case of its facial recognition tech
 Trueface.ai,the stealthy facial recognition startup that’s backed by 500 Startups and a slew of angel investors, is integrating with IFTT to allow developers to start playing around with i...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, January 26, 2018
Techcrunch Trueface.ai integrates with IFTTT as the latest test-case of its facial recognition tech
 Trueface.ai,the stealthy facial recognition startup that’s backed by 500 Startups and a slew of angel investors, is integrating with IFTTT to allow developers to start playing around with ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Ubiquitous AR to dominate focused VR by 2022
 AR (mobile AR, smartglasses) could approach three and a half billion installed base and $85 billion to $90 billion revenuewithin five years. At the same time, VR (mobile, standalone, console, PC...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Occipital closes $12M more as it strives to build a perception engine
 Sensors are growing more and more sophisticated as we build machines that can interpret the world with more precision than we can. Occipital is aiming to do this as effectively and cheaply as po...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Juni Learning is bringing individualized programming tutorials to kids online
 Juni Learning wants to give every kid access to a quality education in computer programming. The company, part of Y Combinator’s latest batch of startups, is taking the same approach that ...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Former employees say Lyft staffers spied on passengers
 Similar to Uber’s “God View” scandal, Lyft staffers have been abusing customer insight software to view the personal contact info and ride history of the startup’s passen...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla responds to fresh reports of Model 3 production issues
 Tesla’s Model 3 EV delays are well-known, including in the company’s own earnings report and quarterly delivery numbers. A fresh report from CNBC on Thursday claimed that Model 3 pro...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon adds single sign-on for Fire TV
 Signing on to all of your favorite networks’ apps on Amazon TV just got a little easier. The company, which had teased single sign-on for Fire TV in September, is now bringing the service ...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Benchmarks lawsuit against former Uber CEO Kalanick dismissed
 It’s over. Benchmark’s lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has now been dropped, ending one of the biggest VC-founder disputes in history. It was dismissed as a condition...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Airbnb brings on American Express CEO to board of directors
 Airbnb has appointed Kenneth I. Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, to its board of directors. The announcement comes one week after Facebook appointed Chenault to its board of direc...
07:21 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft drops the price of its standard support for Azure to $100 per month
 If you are a Microsoft Azure customer and want to get 24/7 access to technical and billing support for your company, as well as a response time of less than an hour for your critical issues, but...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch PUBG takes the Chicken Dinner with 4 million players on Xbox alone
 People like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the game where you basically re-enact a version of Battle Royale with you as one of the contestants in the human survival game. It had huge succe...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch SEC warns against public companies adding blockchain to their name
 Everyone knows that both Main Street and Wall Street investors are going gangbusters for cryptocurrency and blockchain-related technology. But here’s the thing. It’s currently nearly...
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Google expands controls to let you mute those annoying ads that follow you on every site
 At first, it may seem an odd move. Google makes money on its ads business, and giving advertisers free rein to stalk you on every site seems really good for companies hoping to remind you of tha...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)
 The world’s largest taxi firm, Uber, is buying cars. The world’s most popular media company, Facebook, now commissions content. The world’s most valuable retailer is now Amazon...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Dorm Room Fund has built a CRM for founders raising a seed round
 First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund just released VCWiz, a tool to help founders find investors and raise money from them. The platform is one part VC directory and one part CRM tool, ess...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Google Play hit record 19 billion downloads in Q4 2017, its highest quarter ever
 Smartphone adoption in emerging markets just delivered the highest number of app downloads Google Play has ever seen in a quarter. According to today’s report from App Annie, Google Play a...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Apple could be redesigning the iBooks app
 As AppleInsider first spotted, the first beta of iOS 11.3 includes a subtle change. iBooks is now called Books. And Mark Gurman thinks it could be the sign that there will be bigger changes with...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Adrian Ionel returns to CEO role at Mirantis as the company continues to expand beyond OpenStack
 Mirantis co-founder Adrian Ionel left his CEO role in October 2015, at a time when the company was still solely focused on OpenStack. Now, he is coming back to reprise his role as the company...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Ford acquires Autonomic and TransLoc as it evolves its mobility business
 Ford is acquiring Autonomic and TransLoc, two of its partners, in deals that will help its new mobility business take shape. The acquisitions follow Ford’s announcement at CES earlier this...
04:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Sothebys acquires Thread Genius to build its image recognition and recommendation tech
 Every company today is a tech company, a maxim that was proven out today when one of the world’s oldest and biggest art auction houses acquired an AI startup. Sotheby’s has bought Th...
04:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Ubers wrongs show we need better workers rights, says UK PM
 A backhanded compliment for Uber snuck into UK prime minister Theresa May’s speech to the World Economy Forum in Davos this afternoon — when she said the company’s behavior had...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Apple grows fleet of self-driving test cars to 27
 Apple has expanded its autonomous vehicle test fleet, according to Bloomberg, jumping from just three cars registered with the California DMV last year, to 27 vehicles in total now. The fleet co...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch CNN shuts down Casey Neistats Beme, but some of its digital news tech will live on
 CNN’s attempt at expanding its digital news business by bringing in a top YouTube creator has failed. According to a confirmedreport from BuzzFeed, CNN is closing down YouTube star Casey N...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Robinhood adds zero-fee cryptocurrency trading and tracking
 No-commission stock trading app Robinhood will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction fees starting in February, compared to Coinbase’s 1.5 to 4 percent fe...
03:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Gfycat picks up movie-marketing app MovieLala
 Gfycat, a player on the smaller side of the consumer-facing explosion of GIFs, has generally spent a lot of time trying to build out a suite of creator tools — and now it looks like itR...
03:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube Gaming grew its streamer base by 343% in 2017, Twitch by 197%
 YouTube Gaming, Google’s rival to game-streaming site Twitch, is starting to pick up traction. According to a new report from Streamlabs, Twitch continues to dominate the live streaming sp...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Telegram and social media giants spanked in UK PMs Davos speech
 Social media giants have once again been singled out for a high profile public spanking over social responsibility and illegal online content in Europe. Read More ...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch CamSoda announces virtual sex with robots which is pretty much where were headed anyway
 CamSoda, a adult web-streaming service, has announced VIRP – Virtual Intercourse with Real People – a service that lets you simulate sex with on-screen participants using RealDoll ro...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Sneaky Pete season 2 will debut on Amazon Prime Video in March
 Sneaky Pete, the series created by Bryan Cranston and David Shore, is heading into its second season. Amazon today announced that Season 2 of the drama/thriller will debut March 9 on Amazon Prim...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Two Sonos One speakers now cost $349 the same as one Apple HomePod
 Sonos is offering a special limited deal for its new Sonos One smart speaker, which works with Amazon’s Alexa right now, and is gaining support for Google Assistant in a future update: You...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch YouCaring acquires Generosity.com as Indiegogo pulls out of personal causes fundraising
 Some consolidation is underway in the world of crowdfunding and online fundraising: YouCaring — which competes with GoFundMe and others in the area of sourcing fundraising for compassionat...
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Ex-hacker Eric Taylor is working to help manage data centers
 Ex-hacker Eric Taylor, also known as CosmoTheGod, and another infosec name, Bryant Townsend have colorful pasts. Most recently Taylor stole the social security and personal records of a number o...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch IBM brings Mendixs low-code platform to its cloud
 IBM today announced a partnership with low-code development platform Mendix that will bring Mendix and native integration with many of IBM’s Watson IoT and AI services to the IBM Cloud. Th...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Square has acquired a 32-year-old restaurant delivery company
 Square has acquired Entrees On-Trays, a 32-year-old restaurant delivery platform. The plan is to expand the footprint of its on-demand food delivery service, Caviar, in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Te...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Cozy is building a personal cloud service that respects your privacy
 Meet Cozy, a French startup that wants to completely rethink how cloud services work. The startup first launched a Dropbox-like competitor to store, synchronize and share all your files. Now, th...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Brainly acquires Bask to add video to its peer-to-peer learning platform for students
 Brainly, the edtech startup founded out of Poland but now with a HQ in New York, has acquired Bask to add video to its peer-to-peer learning platform. Read More ...
12:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Privateer closes $100M round at $600M valuation to invest in cannabis startups
 It’s high times for the marijuana industry, which has been flourishing in recent years as more regions move to decriminalise the use of it for medical and other purposes. Now,Privateer Hol...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Snowflake lands massive $263 million investment on unicorn valuation
 Snowflake, the cloud-based data warehouse service, announced an enormous investment round today, pulling in a whopping $263 million on a unicorn valuation of $1.5 billion. The round was led by a...
10:42 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch StoreHub lands $5.1M help SMEs in Southeast Asia digitize their business
 StoreHub, a startup that helps retailers digitize their business, has closed a $5.1 million Series A round led by Vertex Venture to expand in Southeast Asia.The startup was founded in 2014 and i...
10:36 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Facebooks least favorite Austrian can now press privacy suit in Vienna
 A big blow for Facebook today after Europe’s top court delivered averdictin a long-running legal challenge that opens the door for plaintiff and privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, to sue Fac...
08:33 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Xiaomi beats Samsung to top spot in Indias smartphone market
 Xiaomi couldn’t have wished for better timing of two reports that claim it has toppled Samsung to become India’s top-selling smartphone company. The Chinese firm, which is reportedly...
08:10 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch LGs mobile business is still making big losses
 LG’s smartphone business still continues to lose money at an alarming rate. The Korean firm cut its losses in its Q4 2017 financial period to minus RKW 213.2 billion ($192.33 million), up ...
06:33 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Tryb Group raises $30M to develop fintech platforms for Southeast Asia
 Tryb Group, a Singapore-based organization focused on fintech services in Southeast Asia,has landed a $30 million investment from Makara Capital. The investment comes from Makara’s $770 mi...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Fiverr acquires And Co
Apple is preparing to launch Business Chat, Fiverr acquires And Co and The European Union hits Qualcomm with a $1.23 billion fine. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
01:09 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch Reddit adds 2-factor authentication for all
 Reddit has finally joined other major web properties in adding two-factor authentication for all users. It’s been available for mods and some testers for a while, but this is the first tim...
12:13 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch AT&Ts Internet Bill of Rights idea is just a power play against Google and Facebook
 AT&T has placed a few full-page ads explaining that it is pro-net neutrality, it has always been pro-net neutrality and that Congress once and for all should enshrine net neutrality principl...
12:01 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch European VC firm DN Capital closes new 200M fund to invest at seed and Series A-stage
 At roughly 17 years old, DN Capital is one of Europe’s oldest venture capital firms, albeit one that, by its own admission, has retained its scrappy roots and a certain kind of reputation ...
12:01 am GMT - Thu, January 25, 2018
Techcrunch European VC firm DN Capital closes new 200M fund to invest at seed and Series A stage
 DN Capital is one of Europe’s oldest venture capital firms, albeit one that, by its own admission, has retained its scrappy roots and a certain kind of reputation to go with it. The VC has...
11:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch 50 Cent realizes hes a Bitcoin millionaire thanks to sales of a 2014 album
 Call him the ultimate hodler. After being one of the first musicians to accept Bitcoin all the way back in 2014, Rapper 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) appears to have accumulated a small fortun...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Stressing aptitude over achievement, Strive Talent pitches a new way to hire
 While unemployment in the U.S. hit a 17 year low and the stock market keeps humming along, there’s a lingering sense that all is still not well in U.S. labor markets. Most jobs require a c...
11:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Logan Paul returns to YouTube with a video about suicide prevention
 Logan Paul, the YouTuber who sparked a public backlash three weeks ago after posting a video in Japan’s “suicide forest,” has returned to the platform. In his first post back, ...
09:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat VP of Product Tom Conrad will disappear from tech
 One of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel’s top lieutenants Tom Conrad will leave Snapchat, and the whole tech industry, in March. Coming roughly two years after he joined the company as VP of Product,...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch US government files charges in $6 million My Big Coin cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme
 On Wednesday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) revealed it has filed a lawsuit against the creators of My Big Coin, an alleged cryptocurrency scam that took naive investors f...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Havenly raises $12.5 million for decorating your home
 When it comes to interior decorating, some people could use a little professional advice. But it’s not cheap, with theaveragedesignercharging over $5,000. Havenly, a Denver-based startup, ...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Alphabet launches new cybersecurity company, Chronicle, out of its X moonshot factory
 Alphabet, the company you probably still wrongly refer to as “Google,” today announced the launch ofChronicle, new cybersecurity company that aims to give companies a better chance a...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch This years Google I/O will happen May 8-10 in Mountain View
 Google loves it a good puzzle. Each year the company tucks the first details about its annual Google I/O conference behind a puzzle or three, and this year is no different.Whereas last year̵...
07:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceX test fires Falcon Heavy rocket, readies for launch in a week or so
 SpaceX has successfully test fired its Falcon Heavy rocket – but this is just the prelude to the big show. The static test fire performed today is a necessary step prior to an actual test ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Subscription service for Mac apps Setapp has 15,000 subscribers a year after its launch
 Meet Setapp, the Spotify of Mac apps. If you pay $9.99 per month, you can download and use more than a hundred Mac apps without spending another cent. All those apps are usually paid apps, but S...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Taking DJIs Mavic Air for a spin
 Every inch of the Mavic Air is a testament to thoughtful engineering. Before handing off a review unit, a DJI rep takes us through the process of getting up and running. He flips open the smartp...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Founders Caterina Fake and Jyri Engestrm make it official with a new venture fund, Yes VC
 Caterina Fake and JyriEngestrm have much in common beyond the home and family they share. Each has started (and sold) companies. Each has angel invested. But both were beginning to see more oppo...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube invests $5 million in more positive video content
 Following a series of scandals for YouTube’s video-sharing network, the company today announced it’s investing $5 million in creators who use the service in “positive ways̶...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Tigera raises $10M to help enterprises secure their cloud native applications
 Tigera, a San Francisco-based startup that helps businesses connect and secure their container-based applications, today announced that it has raised an additional $10 million in a funding round...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Print book sales rose 1.9% in 2017
 In what amounts to faint praise for the strength physical book NPD reported that print book sales rose 1.9 percent in 2017, less than the 3 percent growth posted in 2013-2016. NPD tracks book sa...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch How Facebooks new way of classifying what you write may speed feature rollouts across the globe
 The way Facebook processes what the world writes is about to get a bit more cosmopolitan.As Facebook’s scope continues to grow globally, the way it rolls out features has been complicated ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Fiverr acquires And Co, maker of software for freelancers
 It sounds like a natural fit:Fiverr, an online marketplace where businesses can hire freelancers, is acquiring And Co, a New York City startup building online tools that freelancers can use mana...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Windows 10 can now show you all the data its sending back to Microsoft
 Microsoft’s and its partners’ engineers use the telemetry data from Windows 10 to diagnose crashes, learn about its users hardware configurations and more. It’s on by default a...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Watch the robots fight the monsters in the latest Pacific Rim trailer
 I’m so ready for these huge robots to fight these huge monsters. I’m ready for John Boyega to pilot his mech to victory over the interdimensional invaders. I’m ready for bright...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Attention L.A.: Dont miss this pitch day for female founders, happening in March
 On Tuesday, March 13, some of the most well-regarded venture capitalists on the West Coast will converge in L.A. to hear pitches from women-led startups. The day is part of a growing series of e...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Attention LA: Dont miss this pitch day for female founders, happening in March
 On Tuesday, March 13, some of the most well-regarded venture capitalists on the West Coast will converge in LA to hear pitches from women-led startups. The day is part of a growing series of eve...
04:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Apple to take on messaging rivals with launch of Business Chat
 Apple is preparing to roll out a new feature in iMessage that will allow consumers to chat directly with businesses through Apple’s messaging platform. The feature, called Business Chat, w...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Fitbit throws Pebble owners a bone with six more months of support
 It’s probably little consolation for Pebble devotes who’ve slowly watched the hardware startup sink into oblivion, but Fitbit’s offering up a good will gesture by extending sup...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook to roll out global privacy settings hub thanks to GDPR
 Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said major privacy changes are coming to the platform later this year, as it prepares to comply with the European Union’s incoming data protection regulati...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Here acquires Micello to add indoor mapping as part of its IoT business unit
 Here Technologies, the mapping company that counts a consortium of car makers, Intel and others among its shareholder/owners, today announced a move that underscores the company’s intentio...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Construction startup Katerra gets $865M in Softbanks latest mega-round
 There’s another big financing round led by Softbank’s mammoth vision fund today, with the firm this time pouring $865 million into a construction startup called Katerra that’s ...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Top subscription video on demand apps boosted revenue 77% last year to reach $781 million
 The cord cutting trend is having an outsized impact on subscription video apps’ revenue, it seems. According to a new market analysis from Sensor Tower, U.S. consumer spending in the top 1...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch MoNique calls for a boycott of Netflix
 Mo’Nique, legendary comedian and Academy Award winner, is calling out Netflix for allegedly offering her $500,000 for a stand-up comedy special while offering millions to Amy Schumer, Dave...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Front raises $66 million to replace Microsoft Outlook
 Front is raising a $66 million Series B round led by Sequoia with DFJ and existing investors also participating. There are now 2,500 companies using Front to manage shared inboxes and collaborat...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Building a point of sale service for big business, Appetize rings up $20 million
 After getting its start in theme parks and event centers in Southern California, Appetize, the developer of point of sale technologies for big stadiums and college campuses, has raised $20 milli...
02:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Mophies Powerstation AC is the only backup battery youll ever need
 Mophie’s been a solid, consistent maker of external batteries and backup power sources, but its new Powerstation AC just might top them all. The large, 22,000 mAh powerhouse has ample outp...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch AWS beefs up threat detection with Sqrrl acquisition
 AWS has purchased Sqrrl, a Cambridge, Massachusetts security startup with roots in the NSA. The company helps analyze a variety of sources to track and understand security threats quickly using ...
02:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Apple wants to gather all your medical records in the Health app
 Apple announced a new health effort as part of iOS 11.3. The new Health Records section in the Health app lets you gather and view all your medical records. The company is partnering with hospit...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Plex gets into VR with a new app for Daydream-ready Android phones
 As part of its broader, long-term strategy to appeal to content producersby offering them more exposure, media software maker Plex today is unveiling its new VR experience, Plex VR. The addition...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Fleet raises $10M Series A to make international logistics speedier and more transparent
 Fleet, a startup focused on making international logistics less onerous for small companies, announced that it has raised a Series A of $10 million. The round was led by Lufthansa Cargo, the Ger...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Apple previews iOS 11.3s new Animojis and battery service warnings
 More big news out of Apple this morning. The company’s offering up a preview of what’s to come in the latest version of its mobile operating system. The biggest updates here are comi...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Rocket Internets Carmudi raises $10M to refocus on Asia following global retrenchment
 Carmudi, a Rocket Internet-backed company that sells cars online in emerging markets, has raised $10 million to develop its business in Southeast Asia after reducing its global footprint. The co...
01:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Apples augmented reality tool kit can now detect walls and 2D images in beta
 Apple is rolling out an upgrade to its augmented reality toolbox, ARKit, to developers in a beta version today. ARKit 1.5 adds a few marquee features including one big one: wall detection. Up un...
01:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch PrecisionHawk raises $75M for its commercial drone analytics tech
 Drones may still be having a tough time dispelling the notion that they’re just expensive toys when it comes to the consumer space, but in the world of commercial applications, the autonom...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Timescale raises $12.4M to build a new breed of time series database software
 Businesses are gathering more and more information than they ever have before, whether it’s a manufacturer or a bank, and to Timescale CEO Ajay Kulkarni the existing database software soon...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Nexar gets $30M Series B for its AI-based road safety dashcams and network
 Nexar, a startup that makes an AI-based dashcam app to monitor road safety, announced today that it has raised a $30 million Series B led by Ibex Ventures. Participants included Alibaba Innovati...
11:54 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch UK to set up security unit to combat state disinformation campaigns
 The UK government has announced plans to set up a dedicated national security unit to combat state-led disinformation campaigns — raising questions about how broad its ‘fake newsR...
11:21 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch EU slaps $1.23B fine on Qualcomm over LTE chip dominance in the iPhone
 Qualcomm’s longstanding dominance in LTE chipsets for smartphones, and specifically with Apple’s iPhone, is getting a major hit today.The European Commission today announced that it ...
11:21 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Qualcomm to appeal $1.23B fine from EU over LTE chip dominance in the iPhone
 Qualcomm’s longstanding dominance in LTE chipsets for smartphones, and specifically with Apple’s iPhone, is getting a major hit today.The European Commission today announced that it ...
09:02 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Indonesias BeliMobilGue raises $3.7M to let consumers sell their cars quickly and easily
 A new startup in Indonesia wants to car owners in Southeast Asia’s country sell their vehicle with more security and reliability. BeliMobilGue— meaning ‘Buy My Car’ ̵...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch TeacherGaming, a startup from MinecraftEdu team, raises $1.6M to put games into the classroom
 TeacherGaming, a new startup from the team behind MinecraftEdu, a company that helped teachers use Minecraft in the classroom that was subsequently acquired by Microsoft, has picked up $1.6 mill...
08:09 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Berlins Blacklane raises $40-45M for its high-end transport on demand service
 Transportation-on-demand startups betting on growth by honing in on specific market segments continue to play strong with both investors and customers looking for alternatives to traditional tax...
06:25 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch US-China biotech startup XtalPi lands $15M from Google, Tencent and Sequoia
 Google continues to increase its presence in China after it joined Sequoia China and Tencent in a $15 million investment forXtalPi, a U.S.-China biotech firm that uses artificial intelligence an...
04:28 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook appoints a new AI research head
 Facebook has a new executive coming on to unify its research efforts in the field of artificial intelligence. Former IBM exec Jrme Pesenti will be taking the lead at Facebook’s AI research...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | DJI unveils new Mavic Air
DJI unveils the new Mavic Air, Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns and Apple HomePod starts shipping February 9th. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
03:26 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Nike just released its first shoe with an all-foam bottom
 Nike just announced theirfirst shoe with an all-foam sole powered by a new foam technology called React. The shoe is called the Nike Epic React Flyknit and is a running shoe, which will release ...
01:34 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook and Twitter face a short deadline on Russian bot #ReleaseTheMemo reports for Congress
 Two leading Democrats in Congress are calling for new disclosures from Facebook and Twitter about Russian disinformation campaigns on their platforms. In a letter, Rep. Adam Schiff and Sen. Dian...
12:06 am GMT - Wed, January 24, 2018
Techcrunch Anti-piracy firm Denuvo acquired by digital security outfit Irdeto
 Denuvo’s anti-piracy tech has been divisive in the gaming world, with some complaining that it restricts their gaming habits or prevents modding — but few will dispute that it has be...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Ursula K. Le Guin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness and A Wizard of Earthsea, has died
 All-time great science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula Le Guin died Monday. She was 88 years old. Le Guin didn’t always enjoy being called a science fiction writer, and she received accl...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch The GAO will investigate potential fraud in the FCCs net neutrality comments in 5 months
 The Government Accountability Office has accepted a Congressional request to investigate the possibility of fraud and identify theft in the comments for the FCC’s net neutrality rollback. ...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch While the U.S. waits, China has been CRISPRing human cancer patients since 2015
 While the U.S. is just gearing up to the idea of CRISPRing its first humans, China seems to be benefiting from the “move fast and break things” — or cut them with the CRISPR sc...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook acquires ID authentication startup Confirm.io
 Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s acquired…Confirm.io. The startup offered an API that let other companies quickly verify someone’s government issued identificatio...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup Confirm.io
 Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s acquired… Confirm.io. The startup offered an API that let other companies quickly verify someone’s government-issued identificati...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch GoDaddy is acquiring social media marketing platform Main Street Hub for $125M
 GoDaddy is acquiring Main Street Hub, an Austin-based social media marketing platform. The deal is for $125M in cash plus up to $50M in potential future earn outs, and is expected to close late ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Protecting intellectual property rights in the billion-dollar world of virtual gaming
 It’s clear that the days of esports being merely a spectator sport are numbered, as soon users won’t just be sitting and watching the story unfold on a computer screen, they’ll...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch The latest iOS update fixes a glitch that would let others crash your phone with a text message
 Last week, software developer and researcher Abraham Masri shared details of a bug that would allow others to freeze your iPhone with little more than a quick text message. Apple has just pushed...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Apple issues Meltdown fix for Macs running Sierra and El Capitan
 A wise person once said, “don’t upgrade to the latest OS X until it’s been patched a few times. And even then, sometimes it isn’t really worth it.” These words have...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Stripe is ending support for bitcoin payments on April 23
 Payments platform Stripe will stop supporting bitcoin in April, citing the cryptocurrency’s volatility and long transaction times, among other things. It’s a logical decision, but on...
07:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Tradeshift Frontiers innovation lab hopes to drive blockchain adoption in the global supply chain
Today, Tradeshift, a procure-to-pay supply chain management platform forSMBs and enterprise, announced Tradeshift Frontiers.Frontiers is an innovation lab and incubator that will focus on transforming...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Cambassy lets you be your countrys digital ambassador
 Cambassy is a new app that lets you share the favorite things about your town, city, or country. You can think of it as a sort of breadcrumb travelogue that you leave behind for others to find a...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch REDs holographic, SOLID Hydrogen phone will ship this summer
 Boutique Android phone makers didn’t have a good 2017, but RED aims to reverse that trend with its high-end Hydrogen handset, which founder Jim Jannard talks up in a recent post on the com...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch The iPhone X was the top shipping smartphone over the holidays, according to analysts
 Apple hasn’t been been particularly transparent about the iPhone X’s numbers, in part because it’s a bit of a tricky new model. For starters, it’s a $999 phone. It’...
06:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Phone-addicted teens arent as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests
 To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study fromSan Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grad...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch France Digitale wants to teach French parliament members about tech
 France Digitale presented its roadmap for the upcoming 12 months. France Digitale is an association that acts as a lobbying organization when it comes to defending the interests of the startup c...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Study: 6 in 10 Americans have heard about Bitcoin
 While crypto may be obvious to us overlords of digital media, awareness of all facets of cryptocurrency still belongs to a small – but growing – minority. In a large scale survey by ...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Lunar Xprize to go unclaimed as moonshot deadline looms
 Google teamed up with Xprize to sponsor an audacious literal race to the Moon, but sadly the competition will end with no one taking home the grand prize of $30 million. Xprize and Google realiz...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Holy moly! Facebook test was nudging me to chat with a church
 Facebook says it’s on a mission to de-bloat its Messenger app this year. At the same time, TechCrunch has discovered, the data-mining giant is running tests on its desktop platform to inje...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Udacity opens applications for its Flying Car Nanodegree program
 If you want to learn how to build flying cars, then your options in terms of getting an education are kind of limited. Enter Udacity, the online education platform founded by Google self-driving...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Beijing-based Ofo wants to launch its stationless bike-sharing service in SF, but its not allowed to
 Beijing-based stationless bike-sharing startup Ofo is crying foul at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency over its decision to have an exclusive pilot program with startup JUMP. Ear...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Dubai
 The clock is running out on your chance to compete in the very first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Dubai hosted by Area 2071in January 2019. The application window closes on January 25th, 2018 ...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Heres how Vine replacement v2 will work
 First, don’t call it “Vine Two”. Details are starting to emerge about v2, the forthcoming video app built to replace Vine by its former co-founder Dom Hofmann. TechCrunch has l...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Uber has hired a chief diversity officer
 Uber has hired Bo Young Lee, the former global diversity and inclusion leader of insurance company Marsh LLC, to be its first-ever chief diversity. Lee will begin in March, Recode first reported...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Google brings audiobooks to its Play store
 Google’s Play store now features audiobooks. There is a good chance that you only think of the Play store as Google’s app store for Android, but it has long features support for movi...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musks Boring Co. pitches plan to build a tunnel under Culver City to LA
 The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s most unassumingly named tech venture, has presented a plan to build a 6.5 mile tunnel between Hawthorne (where SpaceX HQ is located) and West Los Angeles, u...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Netflixs Mudbound scores four Oscar nominations
 Amazon and Netflix both got some good news in this morning’s Oscar nominations. Mudbound, a Netflix original that tells the story of two families (one black, one white) farming on the Miss...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch DJIs $799 smartphone-size Mavic Air drone starts shipping January 28
 DJI hasn’t done a great job keeping its drones under wraps. As with the last couple of devices, the Mavic Air leaked out just ahead of today’s official unveiling. The drone is more o...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musks new Tesla compensation plan only pays if he delivers
 Elon Musk’s new Tesla compensation package is the CEO equivalent of putting your money where your mouth is: He’ll only be paid out if he manages to raise the value of Tesla as a comp...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Investing in tech for hospitality and food, Almanac Investments raises $30 million
 David Barber, the storied owner of the Blue Hill restaurant, farm, and hospitality consulting mecca (a favorite of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama), has long been an angel i...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO
 Twitter COO Anthony Noto has left the company, Twitter announced Tuesday. Noto’s leaving because he accepted a CEO role elsewhere, according to the release. Just last week, the WSJ reporte...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat will now let you share some Stories outside the app
 There’s no getting around the fact that Snapchat has a user growth problem, so it’s smart that the company is making it easier for people who like and use Snapchat to share content t...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Trello launches a new directory for its Power-Up extensions
 It’s been about a year since Atlassian acquired Trello and the company has stayed true to its word and continues to invest heavily in the product. Today, Trello is launching a new director...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Bolt launches an Amazon-like checkout experience for the rest of online retail
 A startup called Bolt wants to give e-commerce retailers a better shot at competing with Amazon. Operating in stealth for a year, the payments platform has grown to 100 online merchants who are ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Sumo Logic expands security toolset with FactorChain acquisition
 When we heard from Sumo Logic last June, the company was announcing a $75 million Series F. Today, they announced they were acquiring FactorChain, a security startup that has raised $3.6 million...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Adobe Photoshop CC now makes selecting objects a one-click affair
 Adobe is launching an update to Photoshop CC today that includes a number of new features, including better support for high density monitors and the Microsoft dial for Windows users. But the hi...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Uber CEO hopes to have self-driving cars in service in 18 months
 Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was speaking to Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait today at the new outlet’s event #TheYearAhead event, and he shared some more information about Uber&#...
01:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch The Apple HomePod ships February 9 for $349, available to order this Friday
 Apple is finally shipping the HomePod. The device will ship on February 9, seven months after its announcement at WWDC 2017. It will cost $349 and limited at launch to the US, UK and Australian ...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Rainforest QA rakes in $25 million Series B to expand on-demand software testing biz
 Rainforest QA, an on-demand software QA service, announced a $25 million Series B investment today. Silicon Valley Bank, Bessemer Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Capital, Rincon Ventures and Initi...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Unravel Data raises $15M Series B for its big data performance monitoring platform
 Big data systems tend to be large, complex and often hard to troubleshoot. In the world of databases, web and mobile stacks, application performance management services like AppDynamics and New ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Clairvoyant launches Kogni to help companies track their most sensitive data
 As we inch ever closer to GDPR in May, companies doing business in Europe need to start getting a grip on the sensitive private data they have. The trouble is that as companies move their data i...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Full autonomy is years away, but heres whats next on autonomys wild ride
 There are three exciting developments that I do expect to transpire within the next 12-18 months.The first major rollouts of autonomous fleets; the development of new mapping and LIDAR technolog...
11:57 am GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Element.AI opens London outpost with focus on AI for good
 Element.AI — which last year raised $102 millionfrom the likes of Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia and more to build an incubator-meets-consultancy to work with multiple businesses as they launch ...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Aspect Ventures raises $181 million fund
 Aspect Ventures has finalized its second fund. The team led by Jennifer Fonstad and Theresia Gouw has closed $181 million, up from $150 million it raised at its inception three years ago. An SEC...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web
 Some major product news from veteran anti-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo: Today it’s launched revamped mobile apps and browser extensions that bake in a tracker blocker for third party ...
08:50 am GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Japanese bitcoin exchange BitFlyer comes to Europe
 Japanese bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer has expanded into Europe after it landed a payment license to operate across the EU. Data from Coinmarketcap.com shows that BitFlyer is the ...
05:56 am GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Japans SmartHR raises $13.3M led by 500 Startups
 SmartHR, a startup helping Japanese employers run HR and staffing smarter — because that’s of course its name — has raised a JPY 1.5 billion ($13.3 million) Series B round led ...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Netflix is now worth more than $100 billion
Netflix is now worth more than $100 billion, Uber Eats acquires Ando and Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:13 am GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook invented a new time unit called the flick and its truly amazing
 I was all set to dislike the “flick,” a time unit just recently invented by Facebook (technically the Oculus team), because I thought it was going to be something worthless like R...
12:05 am GMT - Tue, January 23, 2018
Techcrunch Want to learn about African immigrants? Mr. President, meet Africas tech sector
 President Trump’s comments about immigrants coming from “shithole” countries are continuing to stir up a shitstorm internationally. And while the language itself is bad enough,...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Android 8.1 can now display Wi-Fi speeds before connecting
 Oreo was a bit of a lackluster update on first launch, but the mobile operating system is getting some nice new tricks with 8.1’s updates. The new Speed Labels feature is one of the more c...
10:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch The Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones offer big sound at a high price
 The PX headphones are Bowers & Wilkins’ first noise-cancelling headphones. While Bowers & Wilkins is more known for its premium work with high-end speakers, its first foray into no...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Netflix is now worth more than $100B
 Netflix crossed a fun milestone today, crossing the $100 billion mark for its market cap as it once again surprised industry observers with better-than-expected growth in its subscribers. WeR...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news
 Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corporation, today issued a statement calling for Facebook and Google to subsidize the news traveling through their platforms. In the statement, Mu...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch AltspaceVR CEO joins Facebook months after selling his startup to Microsoft
 After selling his social virtual reality startup to Microsoft in October, Eric Romo, the co-founder of AltspaceVR is joining the competing social VR team at Facebook as its Product Director wher...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Another short-lived, overfunded startup is shutting down: Primary Data
 A startup that’s operating in stealth mode raises an almost stunning amount of money before it releases a product. Investors write outsize checks to the outfit anyway because of the people...
08:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Montana governors executive order could force ISPs to follow net neutrality rules
 The FCC’s wildly unpopular decision to kill net neutrality has sent legislators, companies and individuals scrambling for ways to keep the Obama era regulations in place. A new bid by Mont...
08:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Linus Torvalds declares Intel fix for Meltdown/Spectre COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE
 The always outspoken Linus Torvalds, best known for his continuing work on the innermost code of Linux systems, has harsh words to say and accusations to level against Intel. His evaluation of I...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Apple debuts a dashboard for artists that tracks both streams and purchases
 Apple today launched a new dashboard that will allow artists on Apple Music to track fans’ listening and buying habits, and view a variety of analytics about their music, according toBillb...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Ex-Uber Maps exec Brian McClendon running for office
 Brian McClendon, a notable engineering executive at startups and large tech companies including Google and Uber, has announced his candidacy to run for the open seat of Secretary of State of Kan...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Ziros robotics kit for kids now works with Alexa
 Ziro is a nifty programmable robotics kit for kids that had a successful Indiegogo campaign last year. And the company behind it, ZeroUI, is still adding new features. By default, Ziro kits come...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Unbounds Polly Rodriguez talks about the future of sexuality
 Unbound is a self-described sextech webshop for rebellious women, and its founder, Polly Rodriguez, is a unique and fascinating representative for the site. In this Technotopia podcast I talk to...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Google is launching an AI research center in France and expanding its office
 Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a blog post about Google’s investments in France. In addition to growing Google’s current teams, the company is going to create a new research center d...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Waymo heads to Atlanta to test its self-driving cars
 Waymo continues to expand the pool of locations where it’s testing its autonomous vehicle tech, and the latest destination is metro Atlanta. The former Google self-driving car company reve...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch How MyHeritage found a new business in DNA
 At first glance, genealogy may seemlike a quiet hobby you take up in your retirement, but it’s also a big industry, with the likes of Ancestry, MyHeritage, Helix and others all vying for n...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube TV and Hulu Live TV now have hundreds of thousands of subscribers, says report
 Hulu and YouTube are battling for subscribers for their respective live TV streaming services, according to a CNBC report out this morning, which says that Hulu Live has grown to 450,000 paying ...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbase hires a new VP of Operations to lead its customer service effort
 Coinbase just announced they’re hiring Tina Bhatnagar as VP of Operations and Technology to lead all operational teams at Coinbase and GDAX.But perhaps most relevant right now is the fact ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch LA investors smell a winner in direct-to-consumer perfumer Skylar Body
 The consumer investment train keeps rolling through Los Angeles, with organic perfumer Skylar Body becoming the latest brand that investors here are banking on for a big win.The company raised $...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch How to price cryptocurrencies
 Predicting cryptocurrency prices is a fool’s game yet this fool is about to try. The drivers of a single cryptocurrency’s value are currently too varied and vague to make assessments...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Photos purportedly showcase the Xbox Watch that never was
 It probably goes without saying that Microsoft, along with the rest of the tech world, was working on a smartwatch. And while, by some accounts, the category is finally having its moment, the so...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Letgo takes on Craigslist with addition of housing listings
 Everyone wants to be the Craigslist killer. In November, Facebook expanded its Marketplace section to include partners’ housing rentals alongside secondhand merchandise, and today the numb...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch ADP acquires workforce management software startup WorkMarket
 Payroll provider ADP said it is acquiring WorkMarket, a startup that specializes in workforce management software that operates across a wide range of employees and contractors, for an undisclos...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Cargo raises $5.5M to let Uber drivers sell snacks and essentials nationwide
 Cargo, a startup that wants to let every rideshare driver open their own convenience store in their car, has just raised $5.5M in a round it’s calling seed preferred financing. Over the su...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch New study predicts Atlanta has best shot at becoming Amazons HQ2
 A demographic and place data firm has ranked Amazon’s HQ2 top 20 picks across a number of factors to predict which city the tech giant will choose for its new headquarters. The firm, Sperl...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Uber rival Cabify has raised another $160M at a $1.4B valuation
 Cabify, the Madrid-based startup that competes with the likes of Uber and 99 in Latin America as well as the Iberian peninsula, has closed out another round of funding as competition continues t...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Uber rival Cabify raised $160M at a $1.4B valuation amid restructuring and CEO change
 Cabify, the Madrid-based startup that competes with the likes of Uber and 99 in Latin America as well as Spain and Portugal, has closed out another round of funding as competition continues to h...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceX cant test launch Falcon Heavy while government is shut down
 SpaceX is impacted by the ongoing U.S. Government shutdown – which is bad news both for its pending Falcon Heavy test flight, as well as for its other missions, which include imminent ISS ...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Nikes PG2 light-up sneakers are for PlayStation fanatics
 Gamers worldwide! Nike, PlayStation and Oklahoma Thunder player Paul George have a shoe in the works that may be right up your alley. The PG2, the second generation of Paul George’s signat...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Rocket Lab successfully launches second Electron booster test flight
 Rocket Lab is hoping to fill a niche for small payload orbital launches with its house-built Electron rocket and private launch facility – and now it’s one step closer to full commer...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch GM launches a new dedicated tech center in Canada
 GM has opened a new Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) in Markham, Ontario just outside of Toronto, in a brand new building capable of supporting 1,000 employees at its full target capacity, includ...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch DJIs latest drone leaks ahead of launch
 DJI is supposed to announce a new drone tomorrow but this appears to be it. Called the Mavic Air, the small drone looks to be a combo of foldable Mavic Pro and the affordable Spark. I’m in...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft doubles down on its low-priced Chromebook competition for schools
 Say what you will about Chromebooks, there’s little question that Google’s low-cost offerings have reignited edtech. Last May, Microsoft fired its shot across the bow with Windows 10...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Uber Eats acquires Ando, the food delivery startup from David Change that makes its own food
 As food delivery hopefuls like Deliveroo and Amazon get more involved in the making of food themselves, Uber’s food delivery branch Uber Eats has made an acquisition that could see the com...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Uber Eats acquires Ando, the food delivery startup from David Chang that makes its own food
 As food delivery hopefuls like Deliveroo and Amazon get more involved in the making of food themselves, Uber’s food delivery branch Uber Eats has made an acquisition that could see the com...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Hippo raises $25 million for home insurance
 There has been so much money poured into insurance startups lately that it’s spawned its own category, “insurtech.” Investors see an opportunity to reduce inefficiencies and ma...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Anorak scores 4M funding to make life insurance more accessible
 VCs continue to pump money into startups attempting to inject life into the legacy and lucrative insurance industry. The latest ‘insurtech’ company to pick up funding in the U.K. is ...
12:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook expands Community Boost digital skills training program to Europe
 Facebook has announced it’s expanding a free training program that teaches Internet-skills, media literacy and online safety to Europe. It says its “ambition”is to train 300,00...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch D-ID nabs $4M to protect images from being read by facial recognition algorithms
 As people become more aware of how their data is used — and abused — in our digital world; and regulations (like GDPR in Europe) are leading more organizations to implement better da...
10:50 am GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Koreas Kakao eyes overseas acquisitions following $1 billion raise
 Korea’s Kakao, the internet giant behind the country’s top messaging app, is actively seeking overseas investment opportunities after it raised $1 billion via a placement. Kakao is v...
09:41 am GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch ViViDoctor raises 400,000 to bring teleconsultations to Belgium hospitals
 ViViDoctor, a healthtech startup out of Brussels that offers teleconsultations with doctors, has raised 400,000 in seed funding as it continues to sell its service into hospitals. The company en...
06:23 am GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Selfie app Snow, once a Snapchat clone, raises $50M from SoftBank and Sequoia China
 It’s been a while since we heard from Snow, the Snapchat clone app in Asia that Facebook once tried to buy, but today the company behind it has scooped up a $50 million investment from Sof...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Grab is adding bike-sharing to its ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia
 Grab, Uber’s chief rival across Southeast Asia, appears to be getting into bike-sharing after plans for a joint service with oBike surfaced in Singapore. Last week, an eagle-eyed resident ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, January 22, 2018
Techcrunch Apple partners with Malala Fund to help girls receive quality education
 Apple has teamed up with Malala Fund to support girls’ education, becoming Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner. Founded by Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin, the Malala Fundaims to...
11:19 pm GMT - Sun, January 21, 2018
Techcrunch Sphero lays off dozens as it shifts focus to education
 Sphero was ready to conquer the world last year. The company quintupled its product release schedule, flying high with the help of a Disney licensing deal that gave the world several Star Wars d...
08:35 pm GMT - Sun, January 21, 2018
Techcrunch Startups, high-speed rail and Californias infrastructure future
 California is home to two very different innovation worlds. For the readers of TechCrunch, there is the familiar excitement of the startup world, with startups working on longevity and age exten...
05:54 pm GMT - Sun, January 21, 2018
Techcrunch Diversifying the blockchain
 “The consensus is that because blockchain is so niche and it’s mostly early adopters who come from tech and finance, that it’s actually less diverse than those industries that ...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 21, 2018
Techcrunch 2018 might be Amazons year to take a leading role in online advertising
 With WPP’s over 200,000 employees and a $75 billion media book, Sir Martin Sorrell has a uniquely privileged insight into the future of the online advertising industry. And he believes tha...
03:01 pm GMT - Sun, January 21, 2018
Techcrunch Inside Amazons surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store
 By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 21, 2018
Techcrunch Sex, the final frontier: Cindy Gallop raises $2M from mysterious investor for social sex tech
 “Everything’s a battle,” Cindy Gallop sighs, although ti’s clear she relishes those battles. What she means is that the entire Internet has long been divided into two sep...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 21, 2018
Techcrunch Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters
 When Google Arts & Culture’s new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoti...
09:09 pm GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch The Chinese think Palo Alto is dumpy
 Good news! The great Raw Water Story of 2017 is finally over. Google tells me that searches went up ten-fold over the raw water craze, but thankfully, humans seem to have filtered out any more s...
08:17 pm GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Mike Moritz and the declining America worker
 Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, cl...
07:59 pm GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Katalyst.Ventures, a new firm led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million
 There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her...
06:10 pm GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Startup fundraising and exits look bullish for bio and health
 After nearly a year, venture capitalists nabbed their first U.S. acquisition for more than a billion dollars. And it wasn’t a tech startup. Nor was it a company on the list ofknown unicorn...
05:05 pm GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Womens March embraces collaborative social app Crunchet
 Today’s nationwide Women’s March attendees will advocate for voter registration through every conceivable social network, so one of its planning organizations has allied with a new a...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch WTF is GDPR?
 Within a matter of months, the General Data Protection Regulation will apply across the EU and business processing citizens’ data will need to be sure they’re compliant. We explain t...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch CTRLT podcast: From Tide Pods to the blockchain
 Blockchain has become the latest buzzword in the technology industry, but many people are still in the dark about just what exactly it means. Thanks to Raine Revere, we have a bit of a better gr...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Apples enterprise evolution
 Back in 2010, Apple’s iconic co-founder Steve Jobs was not entirely enthralled with the enterprise. In fact, Jobs is famously quoted as saying, “What I love about the consumer market...
10:12 am GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Scammers are cashing in on Telegrams upcoming ICO
 Desperate for an opportunity to jump aboard in the next big thing, cryptocurrency owners arelosing money by investing blindly in fake Telegram ICO websites. Chat appTelegram’s upcoming ICO...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Join the TechCrunch Meetup at the World Economic Forum #TCDavos
 TechCrunch is holding an informal meetup during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Grab a free ticket here.The event precedes our TechCrunch Meetup the week a...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Join the TechCrunch Meetup in Davos #TCDavos
 TechCrunch is holding an informal meetup during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Grab a free ticket here.The event precedes our TechCrunch Meetup the week a...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Google and Tencent ink patent agreement
Google inks a patent deal with Tencent, Tile lays off 30 people and Apple hires the tech team from Silicon Valley Data Science (SVDS). All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:15 am GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Yes, cities should indeed fight for tech jobs
 Few events have jolted the urban planning crowd quite like Amazon’s process for selecting the company’s new second headquarters (dubbed HQ2). The company put up a massive carrot of 5...
12:18 am GMT - Sat, January 20, 2018
Techcrunch Spend a week fielding sensitive HR complaints in Grayscale web game
 If you’re looking for a way to close out your week that’s entertaining, edifying, and looks like you’re doing real work, check out Chimeria:Grayscale, a game where you act as a...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter updates total of Russia-linked election bots to 50,000
 Twitter has provided updated details on its investigation into Russian election interference on its platform in 2016. Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made el...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Google CEO: I dont regret firing James Damore
 Google CEO Sundar Pichai sayshe still believes that it was appropriate to fireJames Damore. “I don’t regret it,” said Pichai, in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher a...
10:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch These high-speed nano-cranes could form molecular assembly lines
 Things aren’t going well down at the ol’ nano-factory. They’re having trouble getting all those tiny workers to synchronize and move quickly together. But leave it to the Germa...
10:29 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Sundance doc Our New President presents psychedelic vision of US election through a fake news lens
 If the feeling at the fairly liberal leaning Sundance Film Festival — held last year after Trump’s election but before the inauguration —was one of impending doom, this year it...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Inside Oculus and Black Eyed Peas VR comic book
 “When people view VR, it’s an over-sensory experience like “What the fuck?!” will.i.am says, wildly spinning his around as you can see in the GIF below. That was the Blac...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch MoviePass says it will start acquiring movies, too
 On the heels of hitting a1.5 million subscriber milestone and bringing on a new marketing chief, the subscription service for watching movies in theaters, MoviePass, today announced it’s g...
09:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Facebooks latest News Feed update will prioritize trustworthy publishers
 Facebook is gearing up to prioritize news content by publishers a group of Facebook users have deemed trustworthy. Facebook Head of News Feed Adam Mosseri said the company surveyed “a dive...
09:19 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch With Wolves in the Walls, the ex-Oculus team at Fable Studio makes its debut
 Wolves in the Walls, directed by Pete Billington and premiering today at Sundance, is the unique product of a tight scrappy team of pioneering creatives with most of them sharing a common elemen...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Yahoo Finance launches social savings app Tanda, an alternative to credit cards
 Yahoo Finance today launched a new app called Tanda that allows small groups of either five or nine people to save money together for short-term goals. The app uses the concept of a “money...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Moritz sabotages Sequoia, again
 Michael Moritz is legendary for many of the investments he has led throughout his long career with the venture firm Sequoia Capital. But Moritz has placed a target on Sequoia’s back —...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Education technology is a global opportunity
 Education used to be simple: there was a blackboard, a teacher and desks in a classroom. Today, a student can practice English online, upload homework through a portal and learn chemistry throug...
07:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Teslas Model 3 is coming to some of its East Coast showrooms
 Tesla is bringing its newest production vehicle to its showrooms in some East Coast locations for the first time, so that potential (and many actual) customers will be able to check it out in pe...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Apple has hired tech team from data science startup SVDS
 Apple has made a quiet but interesting move in its longer-term strategy around courting more business from enterprises. The company has hired the tech team — at least 18 people, including ...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon brings voice control to its Alexa app for Android, with iOS coming soon
 Amazon’s slow push into mobile is getting a lot more real this morning with the addition of voice integration into its Android app for Alexa. Up to now, the app has been little more than a...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify accidentally showed ads to paying subscribers when testing new ways to promote originals
 Spotify says advertisements that recently appeared to paying subscribers of its music streaming service were loaded by mistake. Over the past few days, a number of Spotify customers complained t...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch TPG Growth and CAAs investment firm Evolution Media buy into Africas music business
 Private equity and media giants from the U.S. are starting to pay attention to Africa’s burgeoning online media and culture scene. TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investmen...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch OnePlus confirms up to 40,000 customers were impacted by credit card hack
 If you gave your credit card number to OnePlus sometime between mid-November and last week, your card may have been comprised. The smartphone maker confirmed this morning through its online foru...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Amazon visits the paranoid worlds of Philip K. Dick
 Amazon has already taken on Philip K. Dick with The Man In The High Castle (which isbased on his award-winning alternate history novel of the same name). Now it’s using his short stories a...
04:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Meet top startups from Alchemist Class 17
 Yesterday Alchemist Accelerator, best known for working with enterprise startups, held its 17th demo day at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Menlo Park, California. Twenty-four startups ...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Where is crypto heading in 2018? We talk to some folks who might know
Cryptomania!This week was rough for HODLers. We took to the halls of CES and then spoke to some folks in the know about the future of crypto, the ever-changing price, and where crypto is headed in 201...
04:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Frances Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi on French startups
 More than 270 French startups flew all the way to Las Vegas for CES 2018. And France’s Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi came there to support them. I had the opportun...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Foursquare is finally proving its (dollar) value
 In 2009, Facebook was just getting popular with moms and grandmas. People were playing Farmville. Twitter was just becoming mainstream. And Foursquare launched on to the scene. Back then, Foursq...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Highsnobiety secures $8.5M from Felix Capital to woo millennial males
 Highsnobiety has come a long way. What began as a sneaker passion blog in 2005 now attracts upwards of 9 million visitors monthly to its site containing news and analysis of high fashion, street...
03:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Your monthly Amazon Prime membership fees are about to increase
 If you’re on-board for Amazon’s monthly Prime membership, I’ve got a bit of bad news for you on this cold December morning. The company’s bumping up pricing from $10.99 t...
02:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Apples Everyone Can Code program expands more broadly in Europe
 Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help student...
02:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Clever looks to give teachers and students an easy-to-track progress report
 The classic problem of how teachers should devote resources to their students, such as helping students that are struggling in specific areas, is one that’s still ever-present — but ...
02:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook, Twitter, YouTube praised for steady progress quashing illegal hate speech in Europe
 Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are likely to be breathing a little easier in Europe after getting a pat on the back from regional lawmakers for making “steady progress” on removing il...
02:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Dropbox and Xiaomi want to go public, and how big is Telegrams ICO?
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a corker. Our co-host Matthew Lynley is back, ...
12:19 pm GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch French VC firm Ring Capital raises $170 million fund
 Meet Ring Capital, a brand new VC firm based in Paris. The firm just raised a new $170 million fund (140 million) and might still be raising another $10 million or so for this fund. Many new VC ...
10:53 am GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch South Korea, Italy also calling out Apple for slowing iPhones
 Apple continues to get into hot water over a power management feature that throttles performance on older iPhones to avoid unexpected battery shutdowns. Read More ...
05:58 am GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Google inks patent deal with Tencent
 Google has yet more news from China after the U.S. search firm announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese tech giant Tencent. The terms were not disclosed, but Google said the tie...
05:56 am GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch SEC cools traders hot plans for cryptocurrency-based exchange traded funds
 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has serious concerns about the securities industry’s plans to create exchange traded funds around cryptocurrency.In a strongly worded letter to ...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Amazon reveals 20 finalists for second HQ
The 20 finalist cities for Amazon’s second HQ are announced, HuffPost drops its free contributor platform and Uber’s SoftBank deal officially closes. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:47 am GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Varo Money raises $45 million for mobile banking without fees
 There are a number of startups looking to disrupt traditional banking. We’ve covered Chime, Zero and Jiko, just to name a few.Another one of those is Varo Money and they’ve raised $4...
01:57 am GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday
 Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly froze the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a ye...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch AI voice assistant developer Rokid raises $100M Series B extension to build its US presence
 Rokid, a Chinese startup that makes an AI voice assistant and smart devices, just raised a Series B extension round led by Temasek Holdings, with participation from Credit Suisse, IDG Capital an...
12:57 am GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Apple revamps web design for App Store
 Apple has updated the look of its web-based App Store, 9to5Mac first reported. It definitely has the feel of the iOS 11 App Store, which Apple completely redesigned and launched last September. ...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, January 19, 2018
Techcrunch Diverse teams are still *really* good for business, McKinsey says
 Diversity is good for business — not just from the ethical standpoint, but from the perspective of a company’s bottom-line, according to McKinsey & Company. As a follow-up to its...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch CES sucked this year
 I’ve heard tell of people predicting the weather through achy joints. CES isn’t all that different. You get a sixth sense about the show once you’ve been to a few. A few weeks ...
11:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Snap Inc. lays off at least two dozen amid slowed user growth and engagement
 Snap Inc. has laid off at least two dozen people across several divisions within the company, according to The Information, which first reported the news. Snap has since confirmed these layoffs,...
11:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Turo car-sharing marketplace launches in Germany
 Peer-to-peer car-sharing platform Turo is expanding to Germany officially, starting today, after acquiring Daimler’s Croove in-house product for providing essentially the same service. Tur...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Casually prep for nuclear war with this Minecraft tour of the Russian and American fallout bunkers
 Virtual tourism is a little heavy in 2018. Sure, you’ve seen the Minecraft Eiffel Tower and beamed aboard the Minecraft USS Enterprise, but have you considered where you might wait out the...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook wont retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting
 Facebook Stories might feel redundant because 300 million people use its other Snapchat clones on Instagram and WhatsApp. But Facebook is convinced that the narrative, ephemeral, camera-first fo...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Enzyme.com wants to make FDA compliance easier for startups
 The FDA approval process can be like navigating a minefield for health startups hoping to get through regulations and begin selling to the American public. YC company Enzyme.io hopes to help the...
10:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch IBMs year-over-year revenue didnt decline in the last quarter
 Here’s a surprise: after 22 quarters of consecutive year-over-year revenue declines, IBM today reported that its revenue increased from Q4 2016to Q4 2017. The company reported revenue of $...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch ARMs CEO Simon Segars on Spectre/Meltdown, IoT security and more
 This year’s CES happened in the shadow of the Spectre and Meltdown disclosures, and virtually every conversation at the show turned to this topic at some point. Because this was CES, we ha...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch FCC report keeps faster definition of broadband and separates mobile from fixed connections
 The FCC’s yearly report of broadband deployment keeps some crucial definitions in place that some feared would be changed or eliminated to ease the responsibilities of internet service pro...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Why you should care about the warrantless surveillance bill on its way to Trumps desk
 After debate ended in a close cloture vote on Tuesday, the Senate has voted to pass a bill that will renew one of the NSA’s most controversial practices for another six years. The bill, kn...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg bought a $150 million expedition yacht
 Though searching through Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page last year might have led you to think he spends all his free time cozying up to a plate of grits with random families in Louisiana,...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch No, Mark Zuckerberg didnt buy a giant yacht
 Though searching through Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page last year might have led you to think he spends all his free time cozying up to a plate of grits with random families in Louisiana,...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon cancels three original series developed under ousted studio head Roy Price
 Amazon may have recentlygreenlit another season of its comedic superhero series The Tick, but it’s also cleaning house of other original programming that, presumably, hasn’t been doi...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch The BecDot is a toy that helps teach vision-impaired kids to read braille
 Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment often have few or no options to do so, leaving them behind ...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Ubers big SoftBank deal has officially closed
 SoftBank’s $1.2 billion primary direct investment deal has officially closed, according to Uber itself, which confirmed the deal closure and provided the following statement to TechCrunch ...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Dell announces partnership with AR headset-maker Meta to start selling its dev kit
 Dell is about to start selling an augmented reality headset that seeks to rival Microsoft’s HoloLens. The $1,495 augmented reality headset dev kit comes from the startup Meta and will soon...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Assembla acquires Cornerstone, a Subversion client for MacOS
 Assembla, which offers a version control service for the enterprise with a strong focus on Subversion, today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone, one of the most popular Subversion client...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch A new date for Startup Battlefield Dubai
 We’re thrilled to be heading to Dubai, but as it turns out, it will be a little later than expected. Due to scheduling changes, Startup Battlefield Dubai, originally slated for April 2018,...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select markets
 WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app in select markets, includingIndonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., ahead of its planned worldwide rollout. The addition...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Slack comes to Linux as a snap
 Slack’s ambition to become the default, go-to place for employees chat to each other and link into hundreds of other applications to get work done is getting one more step up today by beco...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Twitch partners with Disney Digital Network on content, adds software for broadcasting pre-recorded videos
 On the heels of Twitch’s exec shakeup yesterday which saw the Amazon-owned streaming site adding a new COO, the company today announced a multi-year partnership with Disney Digital Network...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify launches Spotlight, a new podcast format with visual elements
 Spotify has been working on building out its podcast business, and now offers a large catalog of shows (including our own Original Content, which you should definitely check out). Today, it̵...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Bringing luxury perks to co-living life, Ollie raises cash to expand
 As rents continue to soar in America’s most desirable cities, companies like New York-based Ollieare angling to transform the real-estate market with an updated version of an old model of ...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts new drawing bot is an AI artist
 Microsoft today is unveiling new artificial intelligence technology that’s something of an artist – a “drawing bot.” The bot is capable of creating images from text descr...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Fortnite Battle Royale gets an updated map
 Fortnite, which has topped 50 million players, has released an update to the game in the form of version V.2.2.0. The patch is significant in that it brings a long-awaited update to the Battle R...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Group Nine Media hires Stacy Green as its first chief people officer
 Group Nine Media has hired Stacy Green to lead its human resources team. The company was created at the end of 2016 by the merger of Thrillist, The Dodo, NowThis and Seeker. CEO Ben Lerer said t...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Adidas joins Carbons board as its 3D printed shoes finally drop
 In its three and a half years of existence, Carbon has become a leading light in the industry-wide push to bring 3D printing to manufacturing. The company’s proprietary CLIP tech has sped ...
02:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Education quiz app Kahoot says its now used by 50% of all US K-12 students, 70M users overall
 With HQ Trivia continuing its viral and popular run, and education remaining a perennially strong category in app stores, it was only a matter of time before someone came along that combined ele...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Drone comes to the rescue of two swimmers in Australia
 One day, they may yet turn against us, but for now, they’re still our allies: A drone rescued two teenage swimmers in distress off the course of New South Wales in Australia, according to ...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon reveals top 20 city candidates for its second HQ
 Amazon has reviewed the proposals from potential candidate cities for its second North American headquarters location, and it found 20 of those the most promising. The mayors of these top 20 cit...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook appoints American Express CEO to board of directors
 Facebook announced today the addition of Kenneth I. Chenault, CEO of American Express, to its board of directors. His appointment becomes effective Feb. 5, 2018. “I’ve been trying to...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Birch raises $1 million to help you reap the best credit card rewards
 Birch Finance, a TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 Battlefield alum, has raised a $1 million seed round from AGP Miami, Kevin Johnson, the former CEO of Ebates and Frank Azor, founder of Alienware. The pl...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Audience data provider Eyeota raises $12.5M
 Eyeota is looking to sell audience data to advertisers around the world, and it’s announcing that it’s raised $12 million in Series B funding for further growth.The company was actua...
01:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Peugeot plans 100 percent electrified vehicle lineup by 2025
 European automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to offer electric and hybrid electric powertrain options for all of its vehicles by 2025, according to CEO Carlos Tavares. The chief executive also s...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Okta teams up with ServiceNow to bring identity layer to breach containment
 Okta and fellow cloud company ServiceNow got together to build an app that helps ServiceNow customers using their security operations tools find security issues related to identity and take acti...
01:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools
 Don’t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It’s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute power. And thanks to...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling
 Facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK. Read More ...
12:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Farewell, unpaid blogger: HuffPost drops free contributor platform that drove its growth
 As the US media, tech world and the powers that be in Washington continue to try to figure out how totackle things like fake news, the level of discourse, and how to keep the business of publish...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Apartment List raises $50 million for home rentals
 It’s estimated that over one-third of Americans rent their homes, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council.And half of those people are under 30-years-old. But what’s th...
11:11 am GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube is pulling Tide Pod Challenge videos
 YouTube appears to be trying to get ahead of any wider societal outcry over (yet more) algorithmically accelerated idiocy on its platform — and is removing Tide Pod Challenge videos. Read ...
11:03 am GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch JD.com leads investment in Vietnam-based e-commerce service Tiki
 JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce firm that rivals Alibaba, has continued its expansion in Southeast Asia with an investment in Vietnam-basedTiki, a seven-year-old online retail service. JD.com is ...
08:39 am GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch A bug is messing up the keyboard for some Messenger users on iPhones
 If you’re having issues with Facebook Messenger on your iPhone right now, you’re not alone.An annoying bug is affecting typing inside the app. Some users on iOS devices are finding t...
08:18 am GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Ledger raises another $75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets
 Ledger just raised an impressive Series B round of $75 million (61 million), led by Draper Esprit. The startup already raised a $7 million round last year. But the cryptocurrency mania probably ...
07:11 am GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Google is investing in Indonesia-based Uber rival Go-Jek
 Google is back investing in ride-hailing companies. The U.S. search firm and China’s Meituan-Dianping are among the tech giants set to invest in Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based rival to Grab a...
05:39 am GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbase acqui-hires Memo.AI technical team management tool
 Coinbase, the white-hot cryptocurrency exchange, is bringing on more engineering talent to help it continue to capitalize on the crypto boom.The company has announced that it’s bringing on...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Apple pledges $350 billion investment in U.S. economy
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02:00 am GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch Tim Cook says youll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older
 As we learned back at the end of December, Apple has been limiting the maximum performance of iPhones as the batteries within get older. The goal, they’ve stated, is to prevent random devi...
01:04 am GMT - Thu, January 18, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube partners with Kevin Durant to expand original sports programming
 YouTube announced today that it’s enlisted the help of basketball star Kevin Durant in a bid to expand original sports content. The Golden State Warriors small forward and business partner...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Apple rerouting employee shuttles after highway attacks shatter windows on buses during commutes
 In the past week, five Apple commuter shuttles carrying employees to and from the company’s Cupertino offices have been attacked, several sources tell us. Windows on the buses were shatter...
11:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Watch a thought race across the surface of the brain
 Although neuroscientists have a general idea of what parts of the brain do what, catching them in the act is a difficult proposition. But UC Berkeley researchers have managed to do it, visualizi...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Nomads new wireless charging hub is a travelers best friend
 If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you’ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin adapter, even though most of us have already moved on to Light...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendos bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard
 Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to all...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Chariot expands to Columbus, Ohio with JPMorgan Chase commuter shuttle
 Ford’s Chariot shared commuter shuttle service is expanding to its latest new market: Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus launch is in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, and initial service in the ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Volumetric photogrammetry big words, bigger impact on VR
 Virtual reality: Most people have at least a rudimentary understanding of what the term means. For consumers, VR generally means strapping on a head-mounted display, stepping into a new world an...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Google is rolling out a fix for those Home-related Wi-Fi issues
 In the latest of a recent spate of bugs plaguing Google’s most recent hardware offerings, a number of Home and Chromecast users have been reporting issues around their devices’ Wi-Fi...
08:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch The Last Mile is launching its coding program at a womens prison in Indiana
 The Last Mile, a coding program that first launched inside California’s San Quentin State Prison, has expanded to its first out-of-state prison. Yesterday, The Last Mile announced its plan...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Apple greenlights new Reese Witherspoon-backed comedy series starring Kristen Wiig
 Apple has landed its first half-hour comedy series, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which will be exec-produced by and star SNL vet Kristen Wiig, hails from Re...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories
 Instagram now lets some users slap background-less GIFs sourced from Giphy onto their Instagram Stories. Rolling out for wider testing with a Giphy-branded design, the new GIF sticker engine cou...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Study shows software used to predict repeat offenders is no better at it than untrained humans
 COMPAS, a piece of software commonly used in the justice system to predict which offenders will find themselves behind bars again, is no better than soliciting random people on Mechanical Turk t...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin exits COO role, now filled by former Pandora COO Sara Clemens
 Twitch today announced its co-founder Kevin Lin will be stepping down from the COO role at the company, amid a series of new executive hires. Lin will continue to work at Twitch in a newly devel...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons Echo, Alexa and Music Unlimited are hitting Australia and New Zealand next month
 Amazon announced its intentions to launch the Echo down under during its big AWS Re:Inventshow back in November. Details were pretty light on the offering at the time, but now the company’...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Apple pledges $350 billion investment in US economy over next five years
 Apple is about to give the US economy a huge boost in the form a $350 billion five year investment. As part of that, it will commit $55 billion this year alone and plans on adding 20,000 new job...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Siris podcast-promoting Give me the News feature is now out of beta
 A few weeks back, Apple added “Give me the news” to Siri’s repertoire of tricks in the latest beta version of iOS. The feature comes as the company is readying its smart assist...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Join TechCrunch at our 1st Annual Winter Party
 If you’re based in the SF Bay Area, you’re likely familiar with the annual party we host with August Capital every summer. After 12 years, that event still sells out fast and gathers...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Company builder Entrepreneur First is expanding to Berlin
 Entrepreneur First (EF), the London-headquartered company builder that invests in individuals “pre-team, pre-idea” to help create new technology startups, is continuing to expand int...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in July
 Google todayannounceda significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. The change, which ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Planning your startups acquisition just got easier with Slacks private shared channels
 A few months ago Slack launched a beta feature called Shared Channels, which let two organizations share a common channel. So for example a startup could have a channel that it shared with its P...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook Watch Party lets Groups view videos simultaneously
 Facebook’s turning its push for well-being through active, not passive, content consumption into a feature with its new test of “Watch Party”. It allows Group admins pick any p...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Natural home products startup Grove Collaborative bets niche wins over the Amazonization of everything
 Who needs Amazon when you can make your own online distribution channel? At least, that’s the idea behind Grove Collaborative, a natural home care products company that ships natural clean...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson in support of DACA
 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson to act on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).Since 2012, 800,000 undocumented immigrants have received DACA status. ...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch The Ocean Solutions Accelerator will nurture companies looking to keep our planet blue
 You can’t swing a cat in the Bay Area without hitting some startup accelerator or another, but it can be hard to find one with a mission. That’s the easy part with the Ocean Solution...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch CircleCI raises $31M Series C for its DevOps platform
 CircleCI was recently in the news because its founder, Paul Biggar, wrote about his experience at the now infamous Silicon Valley sex party at was also attended by the likes of Elon Musk (who sa...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Sketchfab launches a store to become a stock photo site for 3D models
 Sketchfab just launched a store so that you can buy an sell 3D models and reuse them in commercial projects. This is a major new feature for Sketchfab, which has become one of the biggest reposi...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Google and Salesforce unveil first elements of partnership
 Last fall at Dreamforce, Google and Salesforce announced a partnership. Today, the two companies unveiled the first pieces of that agreement. For starters, Google Analytics 360 users can now imp...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Project Fi now caps data bills at $60
 Google’s Project Fi cell service never played the “unlimited data” game that most carriers in the U.S. like to play (and which is never truly unlimited). Instead, Google simply...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Googles new G Suite security center gives admins a new perspective on their organizations security
 Google today launched a new tool for G Suite admins that gives them a better view of the state of their organization’s security. The new G Suite Security Center, which is only available to...
04:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon takes on Wish with an Under $10 selection of products that ship for free
 Amazon has quietly launched a new feature that’s seemingly aimed at helping the retailer better compete with discount shopping apps such as Wish and others. In the Amazon iOS app and on th...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Arkadium brings its interactive content to the Associated Press
 The Associated Press is partnering with Arkadium to use InHabit, an interactive content tool launched last year. Arkadium’s goal for InHabit is to automatically add interactive polls, quiz...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Thinknum is remixing data to create cool content
 Archimedes once said “Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the world.” For Thinknum, a data startup, that saying should go “Give me statistics, and I shall measure the wo...
03:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Global app downloads topped 175 billion in 2017, revenue surpassed $86 billion
 Global app downloads topped 175 billion and consumer spending exceeded $86 billion in 2017, thanks to growth in emerging markets including China, India, Brazil and Russia, according to a new rep...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch This small robotic stingray could be the future of biological bots
 What do you get when you smush a bunch off live heart cells, specialized biomaterials, and electrodes into a tiny, stingray-shaped package? If you said “lunch” than you’re wron...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon Studios greenlights second season of The Tick
 Amazon Studios has today announced that it has greenlit The Tick Season 2. The series is yet another rendition of the animated version that ran in the 90s, as well as Fox’s live action ver...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Aptiv and Lyfts Vegas self-driving pilot to expand beyond CES
 Self-driving technology provider Aptiv and ride-hailing company Lyft ran a pilot program of self-driving, on-demand ride hailing during CES in Las Vegas this year, offering transit between 20 di...
02:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction
 The crypto crash that began two days ago accelerated yesterday and today, with essentially all top 100 coins down anywhere between 15-30 percent. The total market capitalization of all cryptocur...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Googles AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code
 Google today announced the alpha launch of AutoML Vision, a new service that helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recogniti...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Cloudflare Access aims to replace corporate VPNs
 If you’re part of a big company, chances are that there are resources that are only available via the internal network, or whatever your company calls it. The usual way to access these fro...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Sweatcoin lets you earn crypto for working out
 Want a way to workout and earn some coin? Sweatcoin has risen to the top of the App Store for helping folks get something more than just a glow for taking those daily steps. The startup says it ...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon launches autoscaling service on AWS
 One of the primary advantages of cloud computing has always been the ability to scale up to meet short-term needs and scale back when that need has been met. In other words, you don’t have...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Its time for Washington to start working on artificial intelligence
 One of the more unexpected sights within the United States Capitol lies just outside the Old Supreme Court Chamber. There you can find a plaque marking the first ever long-distance communication...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch More money for Utah startups as Kickstart closes on its fourth seed fund at $74 million
 One of the most prominent seed investors in Utah, Kickstart Seed Fund, has closed on its fourth fund at $74 million — nearly doubling from the last funding of $39 million and toppling Peak...
12:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Anomali secures $40 million Series D led by Lumia Capital to scale threat detection solution
 Anomali, a threat detection and mitigation company, announced a hefty $40 million Series D investment today led by Lumia Capital. The company was previously known as ThreatStream. New investors ...
11:31 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Storytelling app Wattpad raises $51M at a $398M valuation
 Content, as they say, is king — but these days, that may be true only for as long as you can figure out a good business model to deliver it. And today, a startup based out of Toronto, Cana...
11:24 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Didi has a brilliant plan to contain the threat of Chinas bike-sharing services
 China’s Didi Chuxing unveiled its bike-sharing platform today and, as expected, it looks like a very aggressive move to protect its position. When Didi first announced its plans to offer r...
11:13 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Clinic reports Natural Cycles app for 37 unwanted pregnancies since September
 Swedish startup Natural Cycles, which offers an app-based product which it bills as a ‘digital contraceptive’, has been reported to Sweden’s Medical Products Agency (MPA) by a ...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Uber rival Grab acquires Indian startup to bulk up its mobile payment platform
 Grab, Uber’s main rival in Southeast Asia, is continuing to develop its mobile payment strategy after it announced the acquisition of India-based startup iKaaz. The deal — which is u...
07:51 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Hike unbundles its messaging app to reach Indias next wave of smartphone users
 How do you compete with the world’s largest chat app in its strongest market? Hike, the Indian messaging app valued at more than $1 billion, is taking a unique approach to battling WhatsAp...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Revolut launches geolocation-powered travel insurance
 Fintech startup Revolut is launching international medical and dental insurance. You can subscribe using the company’s app for 1 per day or more depending on the options. But the best part...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Bitconnect, which has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme, shuts down
 Bitconnect, the lending and exchange platform that was long suspected by many in the crypto community of being a Ponzi scheme, has announced it’s shutting down. In a release on its website...
01:54 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Google moves into Shenzhen in latest China expansion
 A month after announcing plans to open its first AI lab in China, Google is expanding again through a move into Shenzhen. The U.S. tech giant has opened an office in the Chinese city, which bord...
01:06 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube tightens the rules around creator monetization and partnerships
 In an effort to regain advertisers’ trust, Google is announcingwhat it says are “tough but necessary” changes to YouTube monetization. Read More ...
12:52 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch TWiT is suing Twitter, alleging breach of contract and copyright infringement
 TWiT, officially known as This Week in Tech, is suing Twitter. The audio and video media platform alleges breach of written contract, breach of oral agreement, intentional interference with pros...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch The Awl is shutting down
 The Awl, the hard-to-classify site that published compelling personal essays, media commentary and much more, announced today that it will be shutting downat the end of January, along withits si...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch In a close vote, the Senate ends debate on warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens
 On Tuesday, the Senate undertook a cloture vote to end debate on a bill that would renew a controversial legal loophole that provides U.S. intelligence agencies with a means for the warrantless ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 17, 2018
Techcrunch Curve, the fintech that connects all your cards to a single card and app, gets full consumer launch
 Curve, the London fintech startup that offers a platform that lets you consolidate all your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending, is finally laun...
11:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch DJI teases its latest device ahead of next weeks reveal
 Seems DJI was keeping its powder dry last week at CES. The drone giant announced a pair of camera gimbals at the show, but the big news is still a couple of weeks away. The company has sent out ...
11:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch 2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years
 After years of drought and parched conditions, the U.S. tech IPO market could see a number of well-known players push forward with their debuts in 2018. That sentiment is grounded in the number ...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Diversis Capital acquires Marketron, maker of monetization software for radio and TV
 Marketron, a company whose software helps radio and TV broadcasters manage their advertising, has a new owner and a new CEO. The company announced this morning that it has been acquired by priva...
11:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch The nanny of former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski has filed an excruciatingly detailed lawsuit
 Former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski, who has been accused of stealing trade secrets from former employer Waymo, might have thought things couldn’t get much worse. But a new lawsuit fi...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Lawsuit filed by 22 state attorneys general seeks to block net neutrality repeal
 A lawsuit filed today by the attorneys general of 22 states seeks to block the Federal Communications Commission’s recent controversial vote to repeal Obama era Net Neutrality regulations....
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Marijuana-friendly states ask Congress to make banking legal for the weed industry
 Recreational marijuana might be having its moment, but that doesn’t mean that all the kinks are worked out. Because of laws that still classify it as an illicit substance on the federal le...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Expanding into new markets, Namely adds former Box exec, Graham Younger, as president
 Graham Younger, a former executive vice president of Box and longtime enterprise software executive, is joining the human resources services provider Namely as its new president. The New York-ba...
08:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Everything Sucks! 90s kid nostalgia-fest arrives on Netflix February 16
 I know this trailer is meant to evoke a connection with all the dumb shit I remember from elementary and high school, and it does. But it’s also just depressing. The show could be good tho...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch MirraViz is a startup that wants to change split-screen gaming
 MirraViz wants to bring an end to gamers screen-peeking. The startup’s display technology lets different people watch different things on the same projector screen depending on where they&...
07:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Chinas Chery will use Nvidia-powered ZF ProAI for Level 3 autonomous cars
 Chinese automaker Chery will be building cars with Level 3 autonomous features powered by supplier ZF’s ProAI platform, which itself uses Nvidia GPUs for its driving intelligence. The part...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch With all 49 Democrats on board, Senate leaders sound off on plan to restore net neutrality
 Democrats in the Senate have achieved unanimous party support of the plan to undo the FCC’s recently passed order gutting net neutrality. All 49 Democratic Senators and one Republican are ...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft Concierge, its ride-booking service for businesses, opens to all
 Lyft today announced it’s expanding its Concierge program – the service that allows organizations to schedule rides for other people – to more business customers. First announc...
06:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Hawaiis emergency alert interface looks straight out of the 90s
 No one who’s used a long-running government website expects such things to be fancy — just functional. But there’s a limit to what can be tolerated, and I believe we’ve r...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Ferrari is planning an all-electric supercar
 Ferrari is going to going to build an EV that will aim to have no peer – including from the likes of Tesla. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that its planning to both build its fir...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon Fire TV becomes an interface for Live TV with select Amazon Channels
 Amazon’s Fire TV is getting an update that will help viewers better discover live TV programming, and even be able to tune into live channels with Alexa. The voice integration builds on th...
05:46 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch AWS brings Go support to its Lambda serverless platform
 AWSLambda, Amazon’s serverless platform, now features support for functions written inGo, the increasingly popular programming language that was originally developed at Google.This announc...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch A dark mode for YouTubes mobile app is spotted in the wild
 Last spring, YouTube rolled out a massive update to its desktop site that included a redesign, faster underlying framework, and the addition of a dark mode. Now, that dark theme may be making it...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Sequoia Capital just closed a giant new seed fund and heres how it works
 Sequoia Capital, the top-tier venture firm, has just closed on a $180 million new fund called Sequoia Scout III that’s focused exclusively on seed-stage opportunities. It’s a develop...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch DefinedCrowds next-gen platform solves the AI data acquisition problem
 With all the hype surrounding artificial intelligence, you would be forgiven for thinking that developing the algorithms powering deep learning are where the toughest challenges in the industry ...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2017
 The app economy is continuing to grow, with the worldwide revenue from app stores expected to top $110 billion this year, according to recent estimates from App Annie. However, the time people s...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2016
 The app economy is continuing to grow, with the worldwide revenue from app stores expected to top $110 billion this year, according to recent estimates from App Annie. However, the time people s...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Uber announces safety cap on UK driver hours
 Uber has confirmed it will cap the amount of hours drivers on its platform in the UK can be logged in to accept trips. After ten hours the new policy will require drivers take an uninterrupted s...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musk says Model 3 owners will be able to do pretty much anything via voice
 The Tesla Model 3 might be off to a slower production start than the company would’ve liked, but there are big improvements coming for the vehicle once Tesla gets on top of its assembly ba...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch DigitalOcean gives you more RAM and storage for the same price
 Cloud hosting company DigitalOcean is launching some new price offerings today. In particular, the company is also upgrading its basic $5 droplet instances with better specs for the first time i...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Lawmakers said to be behind Huaweis continued U.S. carrier woes
 The latest entry in Huawei’s on-going struggles to come to the U.S. proved to be one of the more unexpected and engaging CES storylines last week. But there are still plenty of layers of t...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch The self-contained Fusion electric guitar lets you truly rock out
 As a hard-core rocker and roller I find that my gear has to be ready to rock and/or roll at a moment’s notice. There is no telling when I’ll have to lay out a face-melter during jury...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Forest raises $3.7 million for its administration interface to rule them all
 French startup Forest just raised a $3.7 million seed round (3 million) from Connect Ventures and Xavier Niel, with Taavet Hinrikus also participating. Pietro Bezza and Jean de La Rochebrochard ...
03:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Delivery logistics platform Bringg raises $12M from strategic investors, including Salesforce Ventures
 Delivery logistics platform Bringgannounced today it has raised another $12 million in Series B funding, bringing the total round to $22 million. The round, which follows the initial Series B fr...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Google Cloud infrastructure expansion to continue with three new undersea cables
 Diane Greene, who heads up Google’s cloud unit, often marvels at how much her company invests in Google Cloud infrastructure. It’s with good reason. Over the past three years since G...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Bloated Facebook Messenger promises to simplify in 2018
 “The app became too cluttered,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced today in a post of plans for 2018 including “massively simplifying and streamlining Me...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Ripple turns investor as execs lead $25M round for storage and rental startup Omni
 Earlier this month, I wrote that crypto companies are going to become investors in 2018. I didn’t quite imagine that happening as quickly as mid-January, but here we are. Ripple, the finte...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Instacart acquires Toronto-based Unata
 Instacart has today announced the acquisition of Unata, a Toronto-based company that offers a platform for both grocers and consumers to interact digitally. The terms of the deal were not disclo...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Comcast partners with AWS as it struggles to fight cord-cutting disruption
 Cloud providers love to brag about their customer wins and Amazon got a big one today when it announced that Comcast had chosen AWS as its preferred cloud provider. What does that mean exactly? ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Social Bicycles raises $10 million Series A round, rebrands as Jump Bikes
 Social Bicycles, now officially known as Jump Bikes, has just closed a $10 million Series A round led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Sinewave Ventures, Esther Dyson and others. “...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft says nearly 250K of its passengers ditched a personal car in 2017
 Lyft has a new report out detailing its ‘economic impact’ for 2017, and the document includes a lot of stats on its performance throughout the year. The ride-hailing provider claims ...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists
 After a big fundraise and subsequent reorganization last year atCoursera— which saw a change of CEO, as well as the departure of its COO, CFO, CMO and CPO (along with some 40 others) ̵...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Serial SWATter arrested, charged with involuntary manslaughter
 Wichita police have arrested a 25-year-old online troll who calls himself SWAuTistic, charging him with involuntary manslaughter after sending police to a Kansas address. When police arrived at ...
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch BMW acquires Parkmobile parking app to help tackle city traffic
 BMW has acquired Parkmobile, an app that provides guidance and services for those looking for parking in North America, including on-street and garage parking payments and spot reservation. BMW ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Nyansa lands $15 million led by Intel Capital to grow user performance management
 Companies like New Relic and AppDynamicshave been offering applications performance management solutions to help operations teams track external performance issues for years. Nyansa (pronounced ...
12:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch WhatsApp reportedly testing anti-chain letter spam warning
 WhatsApp appears to be testing a new feature aimed at trying to limit the spread of chain letter style spam messages on its platform. Read More ...
10:42 am GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Bitcoin, Ethereum and almost every other cryptocurrency is plunging
 Look away now if you own bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. This won’t be breaking news to you if you are invested, but today has seen the entire crypto market fall by double-digit percent...
10:08 am GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones
 Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday that the Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple asking it to...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch BeMyEye, the startup that lets companies crowdsource in-store data, acquires rival Task360
 In a move that represents further consolidation in the crowdsourced in-store data gathering space, London-headquartered BeMyEye has acquired U.K. rival Task360. Similar to BeMyEye, the company o...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings
 Airbnb has today announced a new feature that will help users manage their payments on the platform. The feature, aptly albeit unimaginatively named Pay Less Up Front, lets users pay for a part ...
07:29 am GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch AngelList launches Syndicates in India
 AngelList has expanded its syndicates program to India in the latest overseas move for the US crowdfunding platform. The launch comes some 18 months after we reported that AngelListhad hired Uts...
05:22 am GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter hits back again at claims that its employees monitor direct messages
 Twitter is pushing back against claims made by conservative activist group Project Veritas that its employees monitor private user data, including direct messages. In a statement to BuzzFeed New...
03:37 am GMT - Tue, January 16, 2018
Techcrunch Startup events platform Tech.co acquired by digital marketing firm MVF
 Tech.co, an online platform and events organizer for startups, announced today that it has been acquired by digital marketing firm MVF. The deal’s terms were undisclosed. Read More ...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Apples MacBook Air turns 10
 Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs triumphantly held up a manilla interoffice mail envelope to a round of applause at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. It was a silly gimmick, but it ...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch The best gadgets we saw at CES 2018
 Another CES is in the books. The country’s biggest consumer electronics show featured some 3,900 exhibitors spread out over 2.75 million square feet, making it the largest floor in the sho...
08:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Inside Telegrams ambitious $1.2B ICO to create the next Ethereum
 We have even more information about messaging app Telegram’s plans for cashing in on its popularity within the crypto community with the massive ICO for its proposed Telegram Open Network ...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch A modest primer for Ethereum programming
 The world is full of web programmers, but there’s a real paucity of cryptocurrency developers, and the chasm between the two fields is hard to cross. So I thought I’d take what IR...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch PSA: No, you cant order a Batman toy by yelling Batman at your Echo
 There are a number of reasons why one may take issue with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders using the official @PressSec Twitter to register a personal complaint about a consumer product...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant
 It was a tumultuous year for the technology industry, withsexual harassment,pay gaps andunder-representation of womenoften dominating the headlines. And while sexism was not born in Silicon Vall...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000
 Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin EcosystemR...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Toyota and Lexus vehicles will finally start getting CarPlay this year
 Toyota has been a holdout from CarPlay, Apple’s in-dash infotainment system that works with your iPhone. The automaker and its luxury brand Lexus have yet to offer it in any models, despit...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has left VC firm Fenbushi Capital
 Vitalik Buterin, the high-profile co-founder of Ethereum, has quietly left China-based investment firm Fenbushi Capital, TechCrunch understands. Fenbushi was founded in 2015 and its $50 million ...
04:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch AI researcher Monty Barlow teaches a computer to figure out American accents
 Monty Barlow is a researcher at Cambridge Consultants and his recent work involves teaching a computer to discern between British and American accents. The project, which Barlow sees as part of ...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Nissan Xmotion concept blends sci-fi and serenity and includes a fish friend
 Nissan has a brand new concept vehicle it unveiled at CES this year, called the ‘Xmotion.’ The crossover SUV concept vehicle features sleek exterior lines with sharp angles to accent...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch GV co-leads $27.1M Series A in Oxford Uni life sciences spinout Vaccitech
 Leaning on its in-house life sciences expertiseGV has backed another biotech startup in the UK, co-leading a 20 million ($27.1M) Series A in Oxford University spinout Vaccitech, which is develop...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Indias Razorpay nabs $20M led by YC, Tiger Global for its Stripe-like payment gateway
 E-commerce remains among the biggest tech opportunities in India, one of the world’s most populated countries whose economy continues to rapidly evolve and now has over 500 million people ...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Indias Razorpay nabs $20M led by Tiger Global for its Stripe-like payment gateway
 E-commerce remains among the biggest tech opportunities in India, one of the world’s most populated countries whose economy continues to rapidly evolve and now has over 500 million people ...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept is the everything-to-everyone crossover
 Lexus is showing off a new luxury crossover concept at the North American International Auto Show this week: The LF-1 ‘Limitless,’ which has a sleek, sporty look, and a range of feat...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Swedish fashion e-commerce company NA-KD raises $45M Series B
 NA-KD, the Swedish fashion e-commerce company that sells women’s clothes direct to consumers, has raised $45 million in Series B funding. Noteworthy, $5 million of that is secondary invest...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Ford will boost electric vehicle spending to $11B and offer 40 electrified models by 2022
 Ford Motor will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022, said chairman Bill Ford at the Detroit Auto Show today. This is a huge increase from the $4.5 billion by 2020 th...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch True Fit, the personalisation platform for apparel and footwear, raises $55M Series C
 If the funding fits, keep it. True Fit, the Boston-based “personalisation platform for apparel and footwear” that helps online shoppers find clothes that fit and are to their liking,...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch One year old Pony.ai raises $112 million Series A to build autonomous car future
 No that’s not a typo. Yes, that is larger than the median IPO fundraise last year. But few problems are as daunting as trying to build a fully autonomous car, particularly without the larg...
12:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch PSA: Googles art selfie feature is US only for now
 Google’s Arts & Culture app has been around for about a year and half. But it’s taken an art selfie feature to generate a bit of viral interest in the app… Read More ...
10:41 am GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Rappler, a new media organization critical of the Philippines government, faces closure
 Rappler, a high-profile new media news organization in the Philippines, is facing closure after theSecurities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked its registration for an alleged breach of the ...
10:13 am GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Softbank invests 460M in Germanys Auto1 car dealer platform
 Softbank’s Vision Fund has made another investment: The Japanese conglomerate has agreed to invest 460M in Berlin-based online car dealer Auto1. Read More ...
09:30 am GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch London proptech startup Goodlord appoints LoveFilm co-founder William Reeve as CEO
 London ‘proptech’ startup Goodlord, which offers cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords and tenants manage the rental process, has announced the appointment of serial ...
09:28 am GMT - Mon, January 15, 2018
Techcrunch Alibaba blames politics as Taobao retains place on US government naughty list
 It hasn’t been a great couple of weeks for Alibaba in the U.S.. First affiliate Ant Financial’s proposed acquisition of MoneyGram collapsed due to objections from the U.S. government...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 14, 2018
Techcrunch The Handmaids Tale returns to Hulu on April 25 (and heres a new trailer)
The first season of The Handmaid’s Tale has been a home run for Hulu — the series has been embraced byawards voters, and it was one of the streaming service’s most-watched dramas las...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 14, 2018
Techcrunch The state of Israels cybersecurity market
 The Equifax breach, WannaCry, NotPetya, the NSA leak, and many more cyber incidents – 2017 was certainly a busy year for hackers, illustrating yet again just how vital innovative cybersecu...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 14, 2018
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02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 14, 2018
Techcrunch Everyone hates us, and its not because of our sex parties
 It was, briefly, the zeitgeist’s perfect Silicon Valley story: a sex-and-drugs party hosted hosted by since-ousted top-tier VC Steve Jurvetson, at an official Draper Fisher Jurvetson event...
04:26 am GMT - Sun, January 14, 2018
Techcrunch Brit Co had a round of layoffs this month as part of a reorganization
 Brit + Co laid off some employees earlier this month as part of a reorganization, TechCrunch has learned. Brit + Co declined to comment on the number laid off, but the women’s lifestyle an...
12:02 am GMT - Sun, January 14, 2018
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Smart Speakers
 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, January 12, 2018.G3: Last Hope — Mary Hodder, Halley Suitt Tucker,...
10:15 pm GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch Why is health care so damn expensive?
 Never has there been more talk of innovation and yet more disappointment in the future than in the health care industry. AngelList shows almost a thousand startups just in the digital health spa...
08:46 pm GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch The secret to avoiding CES cynicism is never really going
 I’ve been going to CES for almost ten years now, and it amazes me that really, nothing has changed. The same people are saying the same things on the same stages, selling the same people t...
07:57 pm GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch Inexcusable false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii was caused by human error
 Hawaiian residents were briefly but intensely disturbed this morning by a state-wide alert via TV and phone warning of an incoming ballistic missile. It was, however, shortly afterwards confirme...
06:42 pm GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4
 Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months. After three quarters of rising investment at early through growt...
05:52 pm GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch Irish startup SoapBox Labs is building speech recognition tech for kids
 Irish startup SoapBox Labs is on a mission to create what it calls “the world’s most accurate and accessible speech technology for children”, tech it plans to offer to third-pa...
05:27 pm GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch Hulu announces April release date for The Handmaids Tale
 Hulu on Friday released the first images of the next season of The Handmaid’s Tale, announcing that the next season will be released in April. Unfortunately, they weren’t any more sp...
05:13 pm GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch CTRLT podcast: Diversity and its discontents
 No one is down with how diversity is unfolding in Silicon Valley. Depending on how one looks at it, they’re going to have an issue with it. White men are crying foul, saying they’re ...
03:57 pm GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceXs Dragon capsule returns from the International Space Station
 SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has returned from the International Space Station as planned, after spending around a month docked at the orbital facility. This Dragon spacecraft was previously fl...
03:15 pm GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch Google Assistant had a good CES
 Celine Dion at Caesar’s, David Copperfield at the MGM Grand, Google at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company wallpapered the Vegas monorail and plastered the words “Hey Google...
03:18 am GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch Apple says iCloud China data migration notice sent to some users in error
 Apple says that an email sent to users with Apple IDs with locations not set to China that their iCloud data was being moved to a Chinese company’s servers was done so accidentally. The Cu...
02:50 am GMT - Sat, January 13, 2018
Techcrunch Google temporarily bans addiction center ads globally following exposure of seedy referral deals
 Google is temporarily halting advertisements worldwide for addiction and rehabilitation centers, following a report last week showing it was acting as a platform for shady referral services earn...
10:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch As David Lettermans first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the bubble of social media
 David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by f...
10:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Intel is having reboot issues with its Spectre-Meltdown patches
 It hasn’t been a fun time to be Intel. Last week the company revealed two chip vulnerabilities that have come to be known as Spectre and Meltdown and have been rocking the entire chip indu...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Intel tried desperately to change the subject from Spectre and Meltdown at CES
 Intel had a bad week last week. It was so bad that the chip maker has to be thrilled to have CES, the massive consumer technology show going on this week in Las Vegas, as a way to change the sub...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Even the Most Interesting Man in the World couldnt make Luma work as standalone company
 Luma, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based maker of smart WiFi routers, has been acquired by First Alert, a maker of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that is itself a subsidiary of Newell Bra...
09:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Boxed in talks to be acquired by Kroger for $500 million
 New York-based Boxed, the startup for buying food and household items in bulk, is in talks tobe acquired by Kroger for about $500 million. Other retailers are also expected to be making bids. Th...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Russian hackers are targeting U.S. Senate email accounts
 According to a new report, the same group that hacked the Democratic National Committee actively targeted the U.S. Senate through the latter half of 2017. The revelation comes out of a new repor...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Cherrys new low-profile switches may help bring mechanical keyboards to more laptops
 You may not think much about the switches that sit underneath the keycaps of your keyboard, but there are many enthusiasts who really, really care. The trend is clearly going toward slim keyboar...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Larry Page-backed asteroid mining company launches cube-sat with experimental water detection tech
 Planetary Resources,the space mining company backed by Google’s Larry Page and Braintree founder Bryan Johnson, has taken another step in its quest to actually mine resources from asteroid...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Larry Page-backed asteroid mining company launches CubeSat with experimental water detection tech
 Planetary Resources,the space mining company backed by Google’s Larry Page and Braintree founder Bryan Johnson, has taken another step in its quest to actually mine resources from asteroid...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Yesojos Nintendo Switch projector dock is a dream accessory
 The Yesojo Nintendo Switch projector dock got a lot of attention when we covered the launch of its crowdfunding campaign last year, but at CES, it was on display and working, with the company re...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Netflix was 2017s top non-game app by revenue
 Netflix was the top earning app of 2017 that wasn’t a mobile game, according to Sensor Tower’s new year-end report on the most successful apps and publishers across Apple’s App...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for Dreamers
 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Chi...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Peer-to-peer real estate marketplace Homie wants to replace your realtor with a bot
 Just a few weeks ago I was in Utah for the holidays, spending time with the many family members my husband and I both have there. At one family gathering, a cousin began talking about how he bou...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Cortana had a crappy CES
 Cortana gets no respect. Microsoft’s smart assistant is actually pretty solid, all things told, but it rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant. Maybe it...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook stock dips after the platform deprioritizes publishers
 Facebook shares fell around 5 percent on Friday following the news that the company would retool its News Feed to boost social interactions over stories from publishers. Mark Zuckerberg announce...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch 39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims
 One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon̵...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch IBM may be prepping for massive changes at Global Technology Services group
 IBM has been a company adrift for the last several years with 22 straight quarters of declining revenue. Against that backdrop, The Register published an article yesterday suggesting there could...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Forget the Alexa-powered toasters at CES, these innovations will really shape 2018
 This year, as CES rolls out troves of new Alexa-enabled toasters, mirrors, and even shower heads, the gathering has become just another symbol of Silicon Valley’s disconnect with the needs...
04:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Waymos self-driving Chrysler Pacifica begins testing in San Francisco
 Waymo is bringing its self-driving cars back to San Francisco streets for testing. TechCrunch has obtained pictures of the Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous test vehicle on SF city roads, and W...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa will have her own opinions on beer, TV shows and more
 Alexa is starting to think for herself. The personal assistant that’s built into Amazon devices like Echo smart speakers and Fire TV may better distinguish itself from competitors like Goo...
04:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Looking into the dark future of Netflixs Black Mirror
 Netflix has delivered another six glimpses into Black Mirror‘s often-bleak view of technology and humanity.On the latest episode of TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast, one of your...
02:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Equity podcast: 2017s top tech acquisitions and whats in store for 2018
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we took a look back at the year’s M&A ma...
10:33 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch New bill bans US government agencies using contractors with Huawei or ZTE tech
 There’s more misery ahead for Huawei, which just saw AT&T pull out of a deal to carry its first smartphone, and fellow Chinese tech firm ZTE. The duo are well known for their growing s...
05:01 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch GM and Cruise reveal their fourth-generation, steering wheel-free Cruise AV
 GM and Cruise are making progress on their plan to deploy autonomous vehicles on roads for the public: Today, it’s showing off its fourth-generation Cruise Autonomous Vehicle (AV), which c...
04:38 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchats big redesign bashed in 83% of user reviews
 Confusingly jamming Stories in between private messages has sparked backlash amongst the first users of Snapchat’s sweeping redesign. In the few countries including the U.K., Australia, an...
04:23 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Source: Verizon to sharpen content strategy with OTT video service, IoT platform
 At CES, the big consumer electronics show underway this week in Las Vegas (when the lights are working), TechCrunch has learned that Verizon is working away on a couple of new services that will...
02:19 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Nuhearas voice amplifying earbuds offer customizable hearing profiles
 Nuheara’s new IQBuds Boost headphones exist in a a strange sort of in-between spot. Like the rest of the company’s line, they’re clearly one of countless devices looking to com...
01:56 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch This ring lets you bend musical notes on a keyboard with a wave of your hand
 We saw a small mountain of cool stuff at CES this week, but this one is still on my mind a few days later.It’s a ring you wear while playing a MIDI keyboard. By wavering your hand or slidi...
01:48 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Blocks hopes to court enterprise customers with its modular smartwatch
 As we noted earlier this week, the mere fact that Blocks was able to bring its modular smartwatch system to market feels like a minor miracle. The company appears to have not taken the easy rout...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Mercedes-Benzs new MBUX in-car assistant and smart UI rocks
 It’s rare that I pay much attention to automaker infotainment and multimedia system updates at CES – usually there’s too much going on with autonomy, electrification and mobili...
12:56 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Sensel is shopping around its Morph trackpad tech for use in other devices
 It took two years, but Sensel finally managed to start shipping the Morph to backers. The company apparently ran into every potential pitfall for a brand new hardware manufacturer, including a m...
12:31 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook feed change sacrifices time spent and news outlets for well-being
 CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook today, “I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful so...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, January 12, 2018
Techcrunch Heres what its like to ride in Bytons new Concept SUV
 The SUV has a lot of strong features, including a max range of 323 miles for the upgraded version, and a starting price of just $45,000. But the real jaw-dropping feature is a 49-inch display th...
11:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch CES should move to an innovative city
 CES, the yearly bacchanal of tech and innovation, has outgrown its shell. Las Vegas has been home to the event since the late 1970s and, for better or worse, the city has survived and served the...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Next INpact launches a browser extension to see who is tracking you online
 French tech media company Next INpact just launched an interesting project today. Kimetrak is a simple browser extension that lets you see how your favorite website is tracking you and selling y...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Google is shutting down Chromes parental control features, replacement to launch later this year
 Google is preparing to launch a new set of parental control features for users of its Chrome browser. The announcement was made in an email sent this week to users of its current system for pare...
10:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Y Combinator is launching a biotech track
 Y Combinator is pulling the curtains off of a new experiment, YC Bio. The idea is to fund early-stage life-sciences companies that are still in the lab phase, YC President Sam Altman wrote on th...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Kuzzle is building the backend for the Internet of Things
 Meet Kuzzle, an all-in-one backend solution for connected devices and beyond. The French startup is giving you a scalable solution so you don’t have to develop everything from scratch your...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch How to build a business-focused cloud-commerce marketplace for the less-sexy economy
 For consumers, huge new internet marketplaces have upended industries ranging from taxis to hotels and even some types of consumer loans. Now, new types of online marketplaces — we call th...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Xprize finalist Cloud DXs Vitaliti is a serious health wearable
 Plenty of wearables companies make health claims that are dubious at best. It’s true that companies like Fitbit and Apple are getting a bit more serious about the whole thing, participatin...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch This AR headset wont win any style points, but it fills the world with fish
 Hong Kong-based RealMax came to CES with an augmented reality headset they want to get on to everyone’s faces. The prototype is a little rough around the edges, but it fills more of the wo...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Google claims its Spectre and Meltdown mitigation results in no performance degradation
 It’s been a long week since we first learned about the now infamous Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities. One of the issues with mitigating the danger these vulnerabilities pose is th...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Lishtots TestDrop tells you whether water is safe to drink without even touching it
 Consistent access to clean water is something billions lack, and part of that is the inability to check whether one’s water is clean or not. Lishtot could help change this with a tiny devi...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Peak Designs Everyday Backpack was my surprise hit of CES 2018
 Peak Design announced its line of bags on Kickstarter in 2016. It’s my favorite thing at CES 2018. The project raised $6.5 million on Kickstarter and now the company has a full product lin...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now an Ecuadorian citizen
 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is stateless no more. On Thursday, Ecuador revealed that it had extended citizenship to Assange, a controversial figure who moved into London’s Ecuadorian ...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch More details emerge of Ubers tactics for thwarting police raids
 Yet another uncomfortable revelation about Uber’s legacy business and attitude to legal oversight: Between spring 2015 until late 2016 the ride-hailing giant routinely used a system design...
07:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Storage startup Closetbox raises $7.3 million Series A round
 Startup Closetbox recently raised a $7.3 million Series A round, bringing its total amount of funding to $19.8 million. Closetbox, of course, has competitors like fellow startups MakeSpace and O...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendo announces raft of new and retro titles for Switch (plus new Mario outfits)
 The Switch is getting a bevy of new games that should appeal to a broad variety of players, Nintendo announced today in one of its “Direct” videos. A new Mario Tennis game, updates t...
07:21 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch This $1,600 fighting robot toy kicks serious butt
 All right, I’m impressed. I’m not sure I’m $1,600 impressed, but I definitely want one of these Zeus battling robots from Pilot Labs now. The robot is about 14-inches tall, wit...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch The Zeeq smart pillow tracks sleep, plays music and more
 It’s 2018,so it’s high time pillows gain a bit of technology. Rem-Fit’s Zeeq pillow is packed with the goods to, hopefully, improve a person’s sleep in various ways. Some...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch The House just renewed a warrantless surveillance law without any privacy reform
 Today in Congress, privacy reform faced a significant setback as the House voted 256 to 164 to extend a controversial piece of legislation that provides for a warrantless surveillance program th...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Skype adds e2e encrypted private chats powered by Signal Protocol
 Skype is adding an opt-in e2e encryption feature, utilizing the industry standard Signal Protocol to power ‘Private Conversations’. Read More ...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Chronext raises $34 million to bring nice watches to your bare wrist
 There are a number of services that let you sell your used watches or simply purchase new watches but few have the funding war chest of Chronext. This online services lets you buy and sell fancy...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Ford cars with SYNC 3 are getting Waze support
 Ford is bringing crowdsourced navigation app Waze to its SYNC 3 infotainment system, the companies announced at CES 2018. The app will be available via Ford’s AppLink tech, offering up a W...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Intel details performance hit for Meltdown fix on affected processors
 Now that the Meltdown and Spectre cats are out of the bag and patches are being issued left and right, the main question people have is: will this affect my everyday work? Intel’s latest p...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Dropbox files confidentially for IPO
 Dropbox has filed confidentially for IPO, according toBloomberg. TechCrunch has been hearing that the cloud company plans to go public in early 2018. The San Francisco-based business has been ar...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future
 Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beg...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Boeings prototype drone can carry 500 lbs of cargo
 Boeing just revealed a prototype drone capable of carrying much more than a camera. The company tasked engineers with designing and building a cargo drone and the prototype they came up with is ...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch LiveMap shows off latest prototype of augmented reality motorcycle helmet
 LiveMap launched in TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield CES 2014 and is getting closer to producing its augmented reality helmet. Since launching, the product has evolved to a working protot...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Google acquired Redux, a U.K. startup focused on audio and haptics
 Alphabet, the umbrella corporation of Google, Inc. etc., has quietly acquired a UK-based startup called Redux, reports Bloomberg. Redux was founded in 2013 out of Cambridge, and built technology...
02:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Ripple announces XRP trial with cross-border remittance firm MoneyGram
 Well, well, well. Ripple, the company behind the controversial XRP cryptocurrency which has been criticized for obfuscating the nature of its partnerships with financial organizations, has annou...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Marlin Equity Partners acquires social listening platform Talkwalker
 Talkwalker, a cloud-based social media listening platform, announced today that it has been acquired by private equity firm, Marlin Equity Partners. The companies did not share terms of the deal...
12:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch ECJ to rule on whether Facebook needs to hunt for hate speech
 Austria’s Supreme Court is referring a legal challenge over the extent of Facebook’s responsibility to remove hate speech postings to Europe’s top court for an opinion. The cas...
11:16 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Grab, Ubers rival in Southeast Asia, pulls in strategic investment from Hyundai
 Grab, Uber’s closest rival in Southeast Asia, continues to slowly release information about its newest funding round after it revealed it has netted a strategic investment from Hyundai. To...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Sphero spinoff Misty Robotics launches a robot for programmers
 Recent Sphero spinoff Misty Robotics brought a decidedly non-consumer-focused device to the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this week. The Misty I Developer Edition is the first baby step for...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Avid Larizadeh Duggan, GVs sole female GP, leaves to join music tech startup Kobalt
 GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) lost its one female general partner. London-basedAvid Larizadeh Duggan has joinedKobalt, a 17-year-old, New York-based music tech company that acts as a pu...
10:10 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch South Korea may or may not ban bitcoin exchanges and thats the news
 The price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies dropped significantly today off the back of ‘news’ that South Korea’s government might ban trading exchanges. As ever in the wor...
08:49 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Apples China iCloud data migration sweeps up international user accounts
 Apple’s plan to migrate China-based iCloud user accounts to a local host on Chinese soil is already running into controversy after the iPhone-maker appeared included accounts registered ov...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Unbabel raises $23M for its AI-powered, human-refined translation platform
 Lisbon-headquartered Unbabel, a startup that has developed what it describes as an “AI-powered, human-refined” translation platform that makes it more cost effective to conduct busin...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Sodexo acquires majority stake in French online restaurant FoodChri
 Sodexo, a French publicly-listed food services and facilities management company, has acquired a majority stake in Paris-based online restaurant and food delivery startup FoodChri. Terms of the ...
04:40 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Tech executives join more than 100 business leaders calling on Congress to move quickly on DACA
 Many of tech’s most prominent executives, including the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google, have joined more than 100 American business leaders in signing an open letter asking Con...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Jimmy Iovine is not leaving Apple
Stationless bike-sharing program is coming to San Francisco, Kodak announces an ICO and its stock then jumps and Jimmy Iovine is not leaving Apple. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Automotive Grade Linux gets support from Toyota and Amazon as it eyes autonomous driving
 Open-source software was once something that large businesses shied away from, but over the course of the last few years, it’s made inroads into virtually every enterprise company. With Au...
01:12 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Dell is making jewelry with reclaimed gold from recycled computer guts
 A new jewelry line launched this week in literally the last place on Earth any reasonable human being would look for fashion advice — but the style gurus at Dell Computers are going for it...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube drops Logan Paul from Google Preferred and puts his Originals on hold
 YouTube has taken further action against social media star Logan Paul, dropping the vlogger from its Google Preferred program, which is meant to be a mark of trust to signal to advertisers they ...
12:54 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Howard Lindzons Social Leverage is looking to raise up to $50 million for its newest fund
 Social Leverage, a seed and early-stage venture outfit, is looking to raise up to $50 million for its third fund, shows a newSEC filing. It’s of interest in large part because of co-founde...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Overstock and Coinbase briefly mixed up Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash
 A glitch on Overstock’s website allowed users to send amounts of Bitcoin Cash to Overstock when the system was expecting Bitcoin, leading to drastic discounts on many items. Given that BTC...
12:33 am GMT - Thu, January 11, 2018
Techcrunch Another macOS password prompt can be bypassed with any password
 MacRumors spotted a bug report that affects the current version of macOS High Sierra. In System Preferences, you can unlock the App Store preference pane by typing any password. Apple has report...
11:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Dells new app brings mobile notifications to the desktop
 I’ll be honest, Dell wasn’t at the top of our list of must visit companies at this year’s CES, but the PC stalwart is actually showcasing a couple of interesting new products a...
11:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Comcast Ventures is betting on blockchain technologies in 2018
 Comcast Ventures has been looking at blockchain technology for a months, driven by Comcast and NBCUniversal’s long-standing interest in applications across several of the company’s b...
11:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch YouTubes in-app messaging and Community tab to make their way to YouTube TV, YouTube Music
 YouTube is aiming to bring its set of social features, including the in-app messaging system and“Community” tab for creators, to its wider suite of apps. Specifically, the company is...
11:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch YouTubes in-app messaging and Community tab may make their way to YouTube TV, YouTube Music
 YouTube is aiming to bring its set of social features, including the in-app messaging system and“Community” tab for creators, to its wider suite of apps. Specifically, the company is...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Optimizely launches new tools to help companies manage thousands of web experiments
 Optimizely helps businesses test out different ways to make their websites or apps more effective — but, as vice president of Product Management Claire Vo put it, how do you go from “...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Prototype Capital launches to take pre-seed student investing out of the Ivy League
 The two founders of Prototype Capital believe that pre-seed investment focused on student entrepreneurs needs to change. While existing micro-investment funds focused on young entrepreneurs spen...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch We go lips on with the PicoStills delightful gin
 When PicoBrew announced its PicoStill, a $249 distilling add-on to its Pico C brewing system, I was nonplussed. How could you produce good whiskey or gin in a compact system? Well you can. Since...
10:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Argo AI self-driving test car hit in Pittsburgh as truck runs red light
 One of the test cars Argo AI operates in its Pittsburgh fleet was involved in an accident on Wednesday, with two people sent to hospital (in stable condition) with injuries as a result of the ac...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Segway Robotics Loomo wants to be your little buddy
 Everyone needs a robotic friend and the Loomo might be the best yet. Part pack mule, part Segway, part voice assistant, the Loomo packs a lot of goods into its self-balancing frame. The device i...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Nvidias AutoSIM is the Inception of self-driving car simulators
 Nvidia is unveiling plenty of new stuff at CES, and most of it centers around cars. One of its most interesting announcements is AutoSIM, the virtualized testing environment it uses to drive mor...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Alpines new CarPlay receiver lets you put a big touchscreen in a single DIN slot
 Aftermarket touchscreens for your car aren’t new by any means, but this one is pretty clever. It lets you put a touchscreen in cars where one otherwise wouldn’t fit.Alpine’s ne...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch A tour of Googles reopened CES booth
 For the first time ever, Google has a big presence at CES. You can’t look out of a window and not see a Google logo somewhere. But the one thing that didn’t work out so well for the ...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Watch the trailer for season five of Silicon Valley
 Silicon Valley is about to come back for a fifth season and things are about to change, according to this trailer. The fifth season will also apparently feature “The Tech Awards,” wh...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Inspired by insect ears, Soundskrit wants to make microphones magically directional
 Voice control is everywhere these days, but to hear people effectively from every direction, devices like the Echo must have a whole collection of microphones in them — but they take up sp...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Winning deals as a new venture capital fund
 This is my third time joining a new firm and second time starting one of my own. One would think that I would remember the challenges of building up a new firm, like a type of muscle memory, but...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch The day the lights went out at CES
 The big story of this year’s CES isn’t smart assistants or autonomous cars. Hell, it’s not even giant TVs. The one thing we’ll all remember when we’re all old and g...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Nvidia CEO clarifies its GPUs are absolutely immune to Meltdown and Spectre
 Nvidia issued a security bulletin on Tuesday detailing updates it made to its driver software to address the so-called Meltdown CPU vulnerability revealed by Google’s Project Zero. The bul...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Kodak stock price up 89% after announcing ICO
 The 130 year old Eastman Kodak company announced an ICO yesterday because it’s 2018 and nothing matters. Since the announcement, the stock price is trading up 89%, currently at $11.90. The...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch URB-Es launching a scooter sharing network at college campuses and hotels
 URB-E, the startup that creates foldable electric scooters, is launching a transportation system designed to promote scooter sharing on colleges campuses and other large residential developments...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Dish is getting Google Assistant voice control soon
 Add this the ever growing list of stuff getting Google Assistant functionality at this year’s CES. After bringing Alexa voice control to its services back in May, Dish announced todaythat ...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Zelda, Overwatch are top Pornhub searches for 2017
 My aren’t you a bunch of sly dogs. Pornhub, a website dedicated to the distribution of pornographic videos, is onto all you porn lovers and your sexy, sneaky ways. In a nearly catastrophic...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is testing a city-specific section of its app to elevate local news and events
 In an effort to up its signal to noise ratio, Facebook may go local. The company is testing a new area of its app called “Today In,” a mix of city-specific events, announcements and ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook brings Messenger Kids to Fire tablets
 Messenger Kids, Facebook’s new app designed to allow those under the age of 13 to more safely communicate thanks to parental controls, is today launching on Fire tablets. The service had o...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Confide makes its iOS messaging app screenshot proof
 Messaging app Confide, which was last year touted as a popular choice in Trump’s White House for staff wanting to leak intel to the press, has added protection against screenshotting to it...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Security researchers flag invite bug in WhatsApp group chats
 Security researchers have revealed details of a vulnerability in WhatsApp’s security that could be used to compromise the secrecy of encrypted group chats on the messaging platform. Read M...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Jimmy Iovine says hes not leaving Apple
 Last week, Billboard reported Jimmy Iovine, the person who sold Beats to Apple in 2014, was set to leave Apple in August. Well, Iovine says that’s not true, Variety reports. In a conversat...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S9 to be announced in February
 The next version of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is to be announced next month at Mobile World Congress. The word comes from DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business, speaking at a CES 2018...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Comcast launched free voice-controlled connected home services for Xfinity users
 The connected home has been a big theme at CES, and today Comcast is turning on a new service that underscores its intention to be central player in it. The broadband giant is turning on free, v...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch AAA will test Torcs self-driving cars to build out safety criteria
 The American Automobile Association is doing work to help ensure it remains relevant in a future age of autonomous driving, and its latest partner in that effort is Torc Robotics, a self-driving...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Senator John Thune has some questions for Apple
 A top U.S. lawmaker, Republican Sen. John Thune, has penned a letter to Apple with further questions about slowing older models of the iPhone via Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. Sena...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Amsterdam to halve Airbnb-style tourist rentals to 30 nights a year per host
 City councillors in Amsterdam have decided to reduce by half the number of nights Airbnb hosts can rent out their apartments in the city — imposing a cap of 30 nights per year, down from t...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Petal gets $13 million to build a credit card for those without a credit history
 You might be enjoying the benefits of a credit card with robust rewards today, but odds are when you were first getting started, it was hard to get even close to a card like that. That’s b...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Its time to chart a course for 5G success
 The global race is on — and it is time for the FCC to get out of the starting gate, schedule an auction, and chart a course for 5G success. Read More ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Bumble is hiring an Editorial Director to build out its media brand
 Bumble, the female-led dating app founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, is diving head first into content. The company is hiring Clare O’Connor as its first Editorial Director, who will w...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch SimpliSafe redesigns its home security system, announces video doorbell, smart lock and camera
 SimpliSafe was one of the first modern startups in the home security space. Over the course of the last few years, though, as others entered the market, too, SimpliSafe’s rather pedestrian...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Did the tide of global VC start to turn in Q4 2017?
 The U.S. has led the world in venture capital investing in a number of ways, but does the U.S. market also serve as a leading indicator for the rest of the world? It’s something to keep an...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Goldman clients are giving Cadre $250 million to pour into commercial real estate
 Cadre, a three-year-old, New York-based online platform helping accredited investors delve into commercial real estate deals in what it claims is a far more transparent way, has received a big v...
11:18 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch UKs Carphone Warehouse fined nearly $540k for 2015 hack
 The UK’s data watchdog has handed mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse a400,000 fine — just shy of the500k maximum the regulator can currently issue —for security failings ...
10:34 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Uber to pay $3M to settle driver service fees class action in NY
 Uber has agreed to pay $3M to settle a proposed class action lawsuit brought by 2,421 drivers in New York who had accused the ride-sharing giant of docking excessive fees from their fares. Read ...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Bugsnag snares $9 million Series B, now gives you a software stability score
 Bugsnag, the cloud service that helps developers find bugs inside their software, announced a $9 million Series B today. They also released a new version of their dashboard that features a stabi...
08:28 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch NiYO raises $13.2M to digitize payroll and employee benefits in India
 Fintech startup NiYO helps salaried employees access company benefits and other financial services, and now it has raised $13.2 million to offer its services to more of the country. Founded in 2...
06:11 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Chinas Kunlun completes full buyout of Grindr
 Nearly two years to the day of its majority investment in Grindr, China-based tech firm Kunlun Group has fully acquired the gay dating app. Grindr is among the, if not the, world’s most po...
05:46 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch What is Snapchat, now Story sharing has stopped growing?
 In a betrayal of loyalty signaling poor morale, a massive dump of Snapchat’s usage stats has leaked. The most worrisome is that the number of users posting Stories has shown zero growth, a...
05:46 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch What is Snapchat, now that Story sharing has stopped growing?
 In a betrayal of loyalty signaling poor morale, a massive dump of Snapchat’s usage stats has leaked. The most worrisome is that the number of users posting Stories has shown zero growth, a...
05:32 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Chat app Line is reportedly considering its own cryptocurrency
 Tickets please, the next crypto train is about to depart. Japan-based messaging app Line is said to be the latest public company to consider a move into the blockchain and cryptocurrencies, acco...
04:42 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Alibaba will consider listing its affiliate companies in Hong Kong
 Last year I wrote that Hong Kong is increasingly becoming a destination for tech IPOs, and the country just got a major boost after Alibaba chairman Jack Ma said the company is exploring the pos...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | ElliQ Robot Raises $22 Million
ElliQ robot raises $22 million, Facebook is shutting down M and Google Assistant comes to Android Auto. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:32 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Under Armour launches two new pairs of connect running shoes
 In a world overflowing with smart devices, connected running shoes aren’t the craziest idea. Hell, fitness tracking is the number one use for smartphones, so why just skip straight to the ...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Igloo, a Jive-style enterprise collaboration platform, raises $47M
 The market for social media and collaboration services for enterprises — made popular by the recent, rapid growth and emergence of platforms like Slack, Facebook’s Workplace and Micr...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi launches $1 billion corporate venture capital fund
 The world’s largest automaker, Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi, has launched a $1 billion corporate venture capital fund to focus on investments in “new mobility” includi...
01:17 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch WayRays AR in-car HUD convinced me HUDs can be better
 WayRay, a Swiss augmented reality technology provider, brought its in-car heads-up display solutions to CES 2018 to show what its unique approach can do. The company was showing off its NAVION a...
01:01 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Huaweis Richard Yu is really pissed at US carriers
 It was the 800-lb. gorilla for the duration of today’s Huawei CES keynote — will he, or won’t he? Richard Yu managed to keep his cool for the majority of the event. If I was a ...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch GoPro CEO explains shutdown of companys Karma drone unit
 Yesterday, GoPro confirmed TechCrunch’s reporting that the company was shuttering its Karma drone division and laying off hundreds of employees. Today, CEO Nick Woodman is at CES on damage...
12:48 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Euvekas shape-shifting robotic mannequin could streamline the fashion and wearable industries
 Some ideas you hear and they immediately make sense. Some take a minute, but the more you think about them, the better they seem. Euveka, a mannequin for clothing designers that can change shape...
12:48 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Baidu sets its sights on Japan with a voice-enabled projector in a dome light
 Baidu’s DuerOS is essentially China’s Alexa. The company has built a voice assistant and an ecosystem of hardware partners that cater to the Chinese market. At CES this week, the com...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Jump will be the first stationless, e-bike-sharing startup to launch in SF
 Social Bicycles, maker of the Jump pedal assist e-bikes that don’t require docking stations, has received a permit from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to launch 250 dock...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 10, 2018
Techcrunch Jump will be the first stationless, e-bike-sharing service to launch in SF
 Social Bicycles, maker of the Jump pedal-assist e-bikes that don’t require docking stations, has received a permit from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to launch 250 dock...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Huaweis also selling a $1,225 Porsche-branded Mate 10
 Richard Yu really tried to stick it to Apple at today’s CES keynote. The Huawei Consumer CEO favorably compared the company’s new flagship Mate 10 Pro to the iPhone X, discussing all...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Huaweis Mate 10 Pro is coming to the US unlocked next month
 As expected, today’s Huawei CES press conference was a strange affair. The company’s U.S. plans were recently thwarted, as per a report in The Wall Street Journal, leaving the compan...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Gal Gadot is Huaweis secret weapon, as US distribution plans fall through
 What’s a poor smartphone maker to do when its latest grand plans for U.S. distribution fall through? Hire Wonder Woman, of course. With an AT&T deal reportedly falling through last min...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Huaweis new whole-home Wi-Fi system combines Powerline and mesh networking
 Huawei today announced a new whole-home Wi-Fi system, the WiFi Q2. Wi-Fi mesh network systems are quickly becoming the standard, with companies like Qualcomm estimating that they now account for...
10:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch FTC and state of Nevada crack down on revenge porn site
 In a complaint filed against MyEx.com, the FTC and state of Nevada allege the website violates both federal and state law by featuring intimate images of people, along with their personal inform...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch H-1B visa extensions for workers waiting on green cards are safe for now
 The Trump administration appears to be creating distance between itself andrumors that it might end the practice of extending H-1B visas during the green card application process. The rumored ch...
10:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube offers non-apology over Logan Paul controversy
 YouTube has finally responded to that disgusting Logan Paul video. In a series of tweets the site says “The channel [Logan Paul] violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, an...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch How AI and copyright would work
 It’s easy (and tempting) to get wrapped around the axle when it comes to the prospects for AI programs and their creation of original works. When works created by self-running software app...
09:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Cold hands, warm stick: High school Lacrosse player makes heated stick to beat icy conditions
 Lacrosse is a physically demanding sport under the best conditions, but inclement weather adds frozen hands to the mix. Samantha Wolfe had enough of it and, as a 14-year-old freshman, thought &#...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Hulu reached more than 17M subscribers and $1B in ad revenue last year
 Hulu announced today that it ended 2017 with more than 17 million subscribers in the United States.That’s an increase of a little over 40 percent from the 12 million subscribers that Hulu ...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch LifeDoor closes your homes doors automatically to protect against fires
 It turns out that in case of a fire in your home, a closed door is the best barrier against spreading smoke, heat and flames. But who’s going to run around the house shutting doors? LifeDo...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Hulus next big update will include a new Live TV guide, plus personalization improvements
 Hulu, which this morning announced it now reaches 17 million subscribers, showed off an upcoming version of its user interface at CES. The new interface includes features designed in response to...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Toyota will offer Alexa in its cars starting later this year
 Toyota announced at CES this year that the carmaker will be offering support for Amazon Alexa within its vehicles –no additional hardware required. There’s a lot of third-party devic...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch The Root robot teaches kids to code through Spirograph-style drawings
 Educational robotics have already emerged as one of the most prevalent trends at this year’s CES. I’ve seen pitches from dozens of them so far, and the show only officially opened tw...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch This 15-foot tall mech weighs 8,000 lbs and can run 20 mph
 This is Mobile Suit Gundam in real life. A company calledFurrion created this monster of a mech. It’s called Prosthesis and I need one in my life.The Prosthesis is an exoskeleton that weig...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Googles first WorldSense VR headset, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, ships in Q2 for under $400
 We got our first full look at a positionally tracked Daydream headset running Google’s WorldSense technology today. Lenovo unveiled the Mirage Solo headset today, which it hopes to ship in...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Huaweis U.S. distribution plans are thwarted again as AT&T reportedly backs out of a deal
 Huawei’s CES press conference isn’t until later today, but the company’s already having a rough time of it. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, AT&T has back...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Huaweis US distribution plans are thwarted again as AT&T reportedly backs out of a deal
 Huawei’s CES press conference isn’t until later today, but the company’s already having a rough time of it. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, AT&T has back...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Kodak announces ICO, stock jumps 44%
 Kodak is today announcing a partnership with Wenn Digital to create a “photo-centric cryptocurrency” that will “empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in im...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa now suggests more games to try at the end of the one youre playing
 Consumers are starting to give Alexa’s voice apps, called skills, more of their attention. During CES this week – where Amazon is battling for attention with Google Assistant across ...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Every Overwatch League game will be streamed on Twitch for the next two years
 The first match of the inaugural season of Overwatch is set for 4:00 pm PST to catch the kids on the West Coast as they get out of school, kids on the East Coast as they finish dinner, and kids ...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch The CEO of London proptech startup Goodlord is departing after nearly 40 employees are let go
 Goodlord, the London ‘proptech’ startup that has built a software platform to handle transactions and the “paperwork” normally associated with renting a home, has laid of...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google shuts down its CES booth because its not waterproof
 We were supposed to get a little preview of Google’s CES booth ahead of the official opening of CES today. But that wasn’t meant to be. See, it’s raining in Las Vegas and Googl...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Ford taps Qualcomm to ensure cars can talk to everything else
 Ford and chipmaker Qualcomm announced a partnership at CES 2018 on Tuesday to work together on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C2VX) tech, designed to validate and ensure a smooth rollout for th...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Will.i.ams company buys Bluetooth earbud maker Earin
 i.am+ is a strange company — of course, we’d expect no less from a startup owned by Black Eyed Pea turned tech entrepreneur, Will.i.am. Probably best known for its gaudy Buttons head...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Ford and Autonomic are building a smart city cloud platform
 Ford and Silicon Valley-based Autonomic will work together to build a new open platform upon which cities can build out infrastructure communications, including connected traffic lights and park...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in a new city in 2018
 Ford is ramping its autonomous vehicle program in 2018, with plans to expand testing its cars in a new city this year. This will serve a number of purposes, including helping partner autonomous ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Blocks, the modular smartwatch, is available now for $259
 Kickstarter projects are always a crapshoot. Blocks’ modular smartwatch had a been of a leg up, in that the company had an actual working product to show to people — but even so, the...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Ford partners with Postmates on self-driving delivery pilot
 Ford has a new partner for its autonomous vehicle program: Postmates. The on-demand delivery service provider is working with the automaker through its self-driving vehicle platform, in a simila...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceX to run a static test fire of Falcon Heavy this week
 SpaceX is planning to perform a static test fire of its massive Falcon Heavy rocket later this week, the company revealed today in a statement from company President and COO Gwynne Shotwell. Now...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch IBM led on patents in 2017, Facebook broke into top 50 for the first time
 Patents may sometimes get a bad rap for how they are abused (and misused) by some companies for commercial gain, but they also remain a marker of how a tech company is progressing with its R&...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Lumus shows off the latest of its increasingly tiny augmented reality displays
 As Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook all look towards getting augmented reality glasses out into the market to push their vision of the world directly into viewers’ eyeballs, they̵...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Europe keeps up the pressure on social media over illegal content takedowns
 The European Union’s executive body is continuing to pressure social media firms to get better at removing illegal content from their platforms before it has a chance to spread further onl...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Kate Spade gets into the smart watch game
 As it stands right now, Apple is absolutely dominating the smart watch market. But that hasn’t stopped other entrants from trying their hand, or wrist, in the space. Most recently, Kate Sp...
02:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceX says its rocket performed exactly as intended in Zuma launch
 Following reports from Monday that the Zuma spacecraft, a mystery payload SpaceX launched for client Northrop Grumman on behalf of the U.S. Government, was lost seemingly during the second stage...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch EZVIZs Lookout Smart Door Viewer turns a peephole into a smart video doorbell
 Home security camera maker EZVIZ announced its first product for smart entry security at CES 2018 today, with the debut of theLookout Smart Door Viewer. The system is designed to work with the c...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Developer Social Network StackShare Raises $5.2 million from e.Ventures
 Web development is complicated. What was once the relatively uniform LAMP stack of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP years ago has been replaced by nearly infinite variations. Multiple cloud provide...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Razer moves into wireless power with the launch of HyperFlux, a mouse and pad
 The wireless charging movement is getting one more boost today, this time from the world of gaming. Razer, the tech giant that has built a brand (and loyal following) as a gaming-first hardware ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Razer moves into wireless power, debuts HyperFlux mouse and pad
 The wireless charging movement is getting one more boost today, this time from the world of gaming. Razer, the tech giant that has built a brand (and very loyal following) as a gaming-first hard...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch August Access, in-home delivery first tested with Walmart, expands to all retailer
 August Home, the smart lock startup that was acquired by lock giant Assa Abloy in October last year, is stepping up its delivery game. At CES today, the company announced a service it’s ca...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch August Access, an in-home delivery service first tested with Walmart, opens to all retailers
 August Home, the smart lock startup that was acquired by lock giant Assa Abloy in October last year, is stepping up its delivery game. At CES today, the company announced a service it’s ca...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Netflix on the Razer Phone is getting HDR and Dolby 5.1 audio
 Just a quickie out of CES for anyone out there carrying a Razer phone: your Netflix app is about to get a rather snazzy feature that most devices don’t have. Later this month, Netflix on t...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch London startup CityStasher raises $1.1M for its Airbnb for luggage
 London-based CityStasher is building what it calls an ‘Airbnb for luggage’, a network of brick and mortar businesses across Europe that will store your luggage for a few hours after ...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Red Points takes $12M to help brands beat fakes
 Some nice momentum for Barcelona based Red Points which has closed a $12M Series B, led by Northzone.Previous investors Mangrove and Sabadell Venture Capital also participated in the round. Read...
10:53 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Hey Crypto Valley! Come to the TechCrunch Zug Meetup, January 29th
 I guess it had to happen sooner or later. TechCrunch has decided to get to the bottom of the Crypto and Blockchain boom by heading to one of its main geographical centers. Since welcoming the re...
09:49 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch France probes Apple over iPhone planned obsolescence complaint
 French authorities are investigating whether Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to increase sales, AFP reports. Read More ...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch TechCrunch is back in Berlin January 15th
 We just could not stay away! In December, TechCrunch held Disrupt at the Berlin Arena. We were wowed by the Berlin startup scene and just couldn’t get enough. In fact, Germany’s own ...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Libratones new wireless earbuds automatically adapt their noise cancellation based on the sounds around you
 Libratone has been around for almost ten years, but for the longest time, the company was mostly known for its Bluetooth speakers. With the launch of the Pixel 2, Google chose Libratone as one o...
08:52 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Didi Chuxing declares war on Chinas bike-sharing startups
 Fresh from its first international expansion following the acquisition of Brazil’s 99 last week, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing announced another significant move by revealing pla...
08:45 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Alkami raises $70 million for mobile banking software
 There’s a startup in Texas that’s been quietly building the technology that powers mobile banking apps. Plano-based Alkami has developed a white label service that credit unions and ...
05:47 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Wonderschool gets $2.1M to bring its early childhood programs to New York City
 Wonderschool, a network of in-home daycare and preschools, plans to open 150 programs in New York City after raising $2.1 million in new funding. The capital comes from non-profit investment fir...
05:24 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch ElliQ has raised $22 million for its social robot aimed at older adults
 It’s hard to know what to make of ElliQ at first glance. Maybe it’s the face that I just spent a chunk of the night staring into the longing puppy dog eyes of Sony’s new Aibo r...
04:31 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung forecasts record fourth-quarter profit, but still misses analysts expectations
 Samsung Electronics expects to post another record profit for the final quarter of 2017, but it results may still fall a bit short of analysts’ expectations. In earnings guidance issued to...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | A Telegram ICO Would Be Huge
Telegram is planning a multi-billion-dollar ICO, Uber taps Nvidia for self-driving chips and DraftKings launches single-game NFL fantasy contests. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
03:55 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Sonys new Aibo robot just melted the hearts of a room full of jaded tech bloggers
 Sony’s CES press conference was a big ole bag of nothing, even by Sony CES press conference standards. But one little bit toward the end did manage to impress — even managing to elic...
03:48 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Intels drones play the piano and dance in the air
 Forget drone delivery. Intel made drones play the piano. Using a system very similar to the one used by Lady Gaga in the Super Bowl, drones took center stage at Intel’s CES keynote and pla...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Intel shows off its new Loihi AI chip and a new 49-qubit quantum chip
 As Intel continues to weather some of the worst news in its history over security issues related to its chips, the company today also announced some developments related to what it hopes will be...
03:29 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Salesforce acquires Attic Labs, the startup behind decentralized database Noms
 Attic Labs, the creator of Noms, an open-source decentralized database, announced today that is being acquired by Salesforce. Terms of the deal, Salesforce’s first acquisition of 2018, we...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Nokia introduces a new sleep sensor that works with IFTTT
 Nokia’s health division, which is the result of the Withings acquisition, is announcing some new stuff at CES in Las Vegas. First, there’s a new sleep sensor called Nokia Sleep. In a...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch LimeBike unveils pedal assist e-bikes
 On the heels of Motivate’s announcement that it’s launching an e-bike pilot program in San Francisco, startup LimeBike is essentially doing the same, but sooner. At CES, LimeBike unv...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Intel and Mobileye partner with Chinas SAIC on self-driving
 Intel is making strides with its China business in the automotive and autonomous driving industry, with new partnerships announced today at CES 2018 with Chinese automaker SAIC, and also with th...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Intel launches motion capture studio in LA to bring cinematic VR to Hollywood studios
 About 270 miles southwest from Las Vegas, where Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich is at CES unveiling his company’s latest developments, the lights are off in a massive studio space whe...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Glowforge is making materials that its laser cutters can automatically recognize
 Laser cutting is fun. A lot of fun. You’re putting a thing into a box and firing friggin’ lasers at it to cut or etch whatever your heart desires. It’s a wonderful Venn diagram...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Intels drone lightshow now works indoors
 Remember Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show with the drones that made the light show? A scaled-down version of that system now works indoors, Intel says, making it perfect for conference...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Intels Mobileye will have 2 million cars on roads building HD maps in 2018
 Intel and Mobileye are moving forward with the latter’s REM platform, an HD mapping solution that uses data collected by REM-capable vehicles on roads to build maps that can be used as a k...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Intel sets the stage for new Level 2 automated driving
 Mobileye’s REM (road experiment management, in full) is going to help develop Level 4 and 5 vehicles eventually, yes, but Intel’s Dan Galves, Mobileye’s Chief Communications Of...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Fortems DroneHunter is now available to shoot down rogue drones
 As drones increase in availability, more organizations and governments are looking for ways to protect assets from nefarious drones. Fortem has developed a system called DroneHunter that, well, ...
02:48 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Intel CEO: Meltdown and Spectre patches will come to 90% of chips in the next week
 With the microchip processing industry facing perhaps its biggest security scare in its history, the CEO of one of the world’s biggest chipmakers,Brian Krzanich of Intel, took to the stage...
02:24 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceX apparently lost the classified Zuma payload from latest launch
 SpaceX’s latest rocket may have launched successfully – but the mission didn’t end as a win. The Zuma payload it was carrying, a mysterious classified piece of cargo for the U....
01:49 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Intel CEO Brian Krzanichs CES keynote live right here
 All eyes are on Intel CEO Brian Krzanich today. While the issue isn’t limited to Intel chips, the company has been under the spotlight for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Krzanic...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant actions
 Google says you can now perform more than a million actions with the Google Assistant. Those range from looking up photos with Google Photos to starting a meditation session from Headspace. But ...
01:04 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Podcasts are coming to Plex, followed by web series and other digital media
 This past fall, media software maker Plex expanded its servicewith the integration of a dedicated news hub within its app — a feature that arrived by way of its acquisition of streaming ne...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Sony launches a bunch of new headphones and adds Google Assistant functionality to the line
 Sony is really Sonying it up at CES this year, announcing a deluge of devices at the show this week. CES has always been a big show for the company’s TV and audio lines, and this year̵...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Qualcomm expands its support for Alexa, Cortana and the Google Assistant
 Qualcomm, the chip manufacturer that Broadcom really wants to buy, is using this year’s CES to launch a new platform for smart speakers, displays and other devices with built-in support fo...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google brings its Assistant to Android Auto
 It’s no secret that for Google, this year’s CES is all about the Google Assistant. One Google product where the Assistant hasn’t really made any inroads yet, though, is Android...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Lenovo launches a Google Assistant-powered Echo Show competitor
 We knew Google had an Echo Show competitor or three up its sleeve, but the company still managed to surprise us. Instead of just launching its own version of Amazon’s touchscreen assistant...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa support comes to 2018 TVs from Sony, Hisense and LG
 Alexa continues to make its way to the TV — going beyond attached players like Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick or the Fire TV Edition televisions. At CES, a number of TV manufactu...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google launches smart displays with JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony
 We’ve been waiting for Google to bring its Assistant to devices with a screen. After all, voice assistants are great — until you need some visual information to go with their answers...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Sony CES 2018 live blog
 For Sony, CES is a show of sheer, brute force. It’s all about a big, flashy showing from a consumer electronics giant. And unlike big competitors like Samsung and LG, Sony hasn’t spe...
12:55 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Sonys CES press conference live right here
 Sony is holding its traditional press conference at CES in the Las Vegas Convention Center starting at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern, 1 AM in London. The company is closing the press day of CES, an...
12:08 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch Qualcomm president: Spectre/Meltdown are not an area of concern for us
 During a press conference at CES, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon announced a number of new partnerships and products. He also was asked about the Spectre/Meltdown security flaws that are haunting t...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 9, 2018
Techcrunch TransferWise begins private launch of its consumer borderless account and bright green debit card
 Money transfer company TransferWise has begun a private launch of its ‘Borderless account’ for consumers. It marks the first time the European unicorn has offered a debit card (pictu...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Oculus partners with Xiaomi to launch the Oculus Go and Mi VR Standalone
 Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra made a surprise announcement during Qualcomm’s press conference at CES. Barra previously led Xiaomi’s international efforts. So it wasn’t that surp...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch One week in Las Vegas
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11:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung gets into digital whiteboards with the $2700 Flip
 Digital whiteboards are a curiously popular project for big companies to dabble with lately. It’s one of those things companies build because they can – because they’ve already...
11:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Practice Fusion, once poised for a blockbuster IPO, sells at a loss to Allscripts
 Practice Fusion was written about several years ago as a company on the brink of going public. In 2015, JPMorgan, working with Practice Fusion, estimated that the company could be assigned a val...
11:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Udacity and Baidu offer free intro course for Apollo self-driving platform
 Onstage at Baidu’s CES 2018 press conference today, Baidu COO Qi Liu was joined by Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun to announce a new collaboration between the two companies. Thrun revealed...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Sony CES 2018 live blog
 For Sony, CES is a show of sheer, brute force. It’s all about a big, flashy showing from a consumer electronics giant. And unlike big competitors like Samsung and LG, Sony hasn’t spe...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Qualcomm shows off a chip for the next generation of Bluetooth earbuds
 Between ARM-powered PCs, standalone VR headsets and the abundance of smart assistants, Qualcomm’s got its fingerprints everywhere at this CES. At a press conference today, the company debu...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung will add Bixby to its 2018 smart TVs
 Samsung’s Bixby — the company’s answer to Siri and Google Assistant and the like — got off to a bit of a rocky start when it launched back in 2017, but they’re forg...
10:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Google is fixing an error that led to smaller sites disappearing from Google News
 PSA: If you are a smaller news site that has suddenly discovered you’ve been removed from Google News, you are not alone — and a fix is coming from Google. Backstory: Over the past c...
10:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Hulu renews Runaways and Future Man for second seasons
 Looks like Hulu is happy with the performance of its two new superhero shows — the streaming service is renewing both Runaways and Future Man for second seasons of 13 episodes each.Both sh...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Baidu teams with US paratransit agency on LA self-driving pilot
 Baidu’s rolling out a new autonomous driving pilot in the U.S. under its Baidu USA division, working in partnership with Access Services, a paratransit provider that offers transit 24/7 in...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Baidu and AMI launch Southeast Asia joint venture and $200M fund
 Baidu teamed up with Asia Mobility Industries to launch a new Singapore-based mobility venture fund, called “Apollo Southeast Asia.” This will also help establish a foothold for Baid...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Baidu debuts Apollo 2.0, its latest open self-driving platform
 China’s Baidu revealed a major update to its Apollo autonomous driving platform at CES 2018 today, including support for new computing platforms, new reference vehicles, more HD mapping se...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Sonys CES press conference live right here
 Sony is holding its traditional press conference at CES in the Las Vegas Convention Center starting at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern, 1 AM in London. The company is closing the press day of CES, an...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung CES 2018 Liveblog
 Samsung is one of the tentpoles that holds up CES. Every year the company has one of the largest offerings at the show and 2018 will not be different. Samsung’s press conference is always ...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Samsungs CES press conference live right here
 Samsung is always betting big on CES, and this year should be no exception. Today at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern, 10 PM in London, the company will unveil its new lineup of consumer electronics d...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch HTC shows off the Vive Pro, a high-res headset targeted at premium VR users
 HTC is looking toward the high-end as it aims to distinguish its niche in the early VR market. At CES, HTC showcased the Vive Pro, an updated PC-powered virtual reality headset that adds a highe...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch GE wants to put a screen in your kitchen, so family and friends can gather round the oven
 Where do your family and friends gather at the end of a long day? If you said “the oven, obvs,” then great news, GE’s got the device for you. The Kitchen Hub is basically a 27-...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch TCL unveils its voice-enabled, Roku-connected Smart Soundbar
 Last week, streaming media company Roku announced its plans to enter the voice controlled device market through a new program that would allow other manufacturers to integrate with Roku’s ...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch SolarWinds acquires log-monitoring service Loggly
 SolarWinds, the company behind services like Pingdom, Papertrail and AppOptics, today announced that it has acquired the cloud-based log-monitoring and analytics service Loggly. The two companie...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Hyperloop One and HERE built a hyperloop passenger app
 Wonder what it’ll be like to ride a Hyperloop system from a passenger perspective? We know the trains will move really, really fast – but how will we interface with them, plan trips ...
08:13 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch LG has come up with a surprisingly interesting way to apply AI to TV
 Generally speaking, at CES and elsewhere, when a company says something is powered by AI, they’re blowing smoke. And while smoke was definitely blown at LG’s otherwise unremarkable p...
08:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Its a walrus! No, its a giraffe! No, its Micgoat, a new app to debate controversial issues
 Debating is at the core of a robust society — as are online social networks. When combined, they transmute each other into a minefield of negativity, abuse and destruction. With products t...
07:49 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch NextVR is adding 6DoF tracking to its live-streaming VR service
 VR’s most popular live-streaming events service is giving you a little wiggle room. NextVRis bringing six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) movement to itspopular virtual reality app for live-strea...
07:49 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Spin unveils its stationless electric bike
 Spinis adding an electric bike to its fleet of station-less bicycles for bike sharing. The Spin bike can travel up to 50 miles with a full charge and has batteries that the company says can be e...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Germanys Smava raises $65M to expand its consumer loan portal
 While Google dominates the world when it comes to search, portals for those looking for products and services in specific niches continue to have a place in our online world. In one of the lates...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Aptiv and Lyfts self-driving BMWs are picking up CES passengers
 Self-driving and connected car tech company Aptiv (formerly Delphi) is back at CES again in 2018, and this time it’s partnering with Lyft to demonstrate its latest developments in self-dri...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is shutting down its standalone personal assistant M
 It was a fun experiment, but it’s time to shut it down. M users received messages today that Facebook is sunsetting the service on January 19th. The company confirmed the news in a stateme...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch After breach exposing millions of parents and kids, toymaker VTech handed a $650K fine by FTC
 VTech, the maker of smart toys whose poor security practices exposed data from millions of parents and children, has been slapped on the wrist by the FTC to the tune of $650,000 and probation. I...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Ford GoBikes are going electric in San Francisco
 Motivate, the company behind the San Francisco area’s bike-share system, is adding pedal-assist e-bikes to its fleets this April. The one-year pilot will launch with 250 e-bikes in SF, the...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Toyotas mobility business shifts into high gear at CES
 Toyota took advantage of CES 2018 to signal a major shift in its business, becoming what company president Akio Toyoda termed a “mobility service company” during his keynote presenta...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch GoPro stock jumps on news company is seeking a sale
 GoPro is looking to sell the company and CNBC is reporting that it hired JP Morgan to find a buyer. At the time of writing GoPro’s market cap is a hair about $1 billion and its stock price...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Apple releases iOS and macOS updates with a mitigation for Spectre
 Apple just released iOS 11.2.2 with some Safari and WebKit improvements to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability. macOS is also receiving an update. It’s a supplemental update to macOS High S...
06:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives
 James Damore,a former Google engineer who was fired in August after posting a memo to an internal Google message board arguing that women may not be equally represented in tech because they are ...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook and Sony/ATV reach a licensing deal to let people post music videos
 Facebook and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced a multi-year licensing deal today that lets people upload and share video from Sony/ATV artists on Facebook, Instagram and the Oculus Rift platfo...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Smart home robot gives LG exec the silent treatment during CES keynote
 LG spent much of their lackluster CES keynote highlighting the potential of its new AI platform, ThinQ, to revolutionize the lives of consumers and their company’s bottom line. A big part ...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Toyota launches dedicated mobility services concept vehicle
 Toyota has launched a new concept car that incorporates fully autonomous technology in a platform designed specifically for ride sharing and ride-hailing. The new ‘e-Palette’ concept...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Toyota teams up with Uber, Amazon, Pizza Hut and more on mobility services
 Toyota has partnered with a number of companies to form the “e-Palette Alliance,” which is a group intended to help guide its transformation as a mobility services company, and deter...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Study: Seasons have little effect on dieting app reporting but the day of week does
 If you’ve gotten three apps and a Fitbit so you can get skinnier this year, don’t worry so much about summer beach season or holiday weight gain. Instead, worry about Thursday. Resea...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Garmins Speak Plus brings Alexa to your car and doubles as a dash cam
 It’s more or less inevitable that Amazon Alexa will find its way into cars. Once you get used to sitting in your house and shouting commands into the air, you’ll pretty quickly find ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Ring debuts new indoor/outdoor security cameras and LED lighting
 Ring has a few new products on display at CES 2018, including a new version of its Stick Up Cam security camera, and a Stick Up Cam Elite with upgraded features. There’s also new smart lig...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Ring acquires smart LED light company Mr. Beams
 Ring, the connected home security gadget startup, has acquired Mr. Beams, a maker of LED lighting with wireless connectivity and motion-sensing capabilities. The Mr. Beams acquisition is intende...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Googles updated Search Console gives you more detailed search performance and indexing data
 Google is launching an update to its search console for webmasters today that, among other things, brings redesigned search performance and index coverage data to the service. In addition, the c...
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Google brings its different payment platforms together under the Google Pay brand
 Google is simplifying the way it presents its different payments tools to consumers, uniting them under a new brand called Google Pay. In a Google blog post, Vice President of Product Management...
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Kohler wants to make your bathroom smarter with Konnect
 Kohler, a name you may recognize from the faucet, or commercials about a faucet, is delivering a new line of smart bathroom and kitchen appliances called Kohler Konnect. Because why not? With th...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch New Sequoia China investment values Australian design company Canva at $1 billion
 Canva, the Australian provider of graphic design software as a service, has become the world’s latest unicorn with a new investment led by Sequoia China.A $40 million dollar round gives th...
04:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Collibra snags $58 M Series D led by Iconiq and Battery Ventures to simplify data governance
 Collibra, a company that wants to help firms understand data governance, announced a $58 million Series D funding round today led by Iconiq Capital and Battery Ventures.All of the investors invo...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Where GoPro goes next
 GoPro, already a beloved camera brand, just couldn’t take flight. The GoPro vision – a little box you can attach to the wing of a plane or your ski helmet and catch unparalleled view...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch mRelief launches end-to-end food stamp enrollment service
 Signing up for food stamps can be cumbersome, especially for those with limited access to transportation and internet. In San Francisco, about one in four people struggle with hunger, according ...
02:13 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch GoPro confirms layoffs, exit from drone business
 GoPro today released preliminary fourth quarter 2017 results which paints the company in struggling situation. The company says it plans to reduce its headcount in 2018 from 1,254 employees to f...
02:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Concerns raised over new ethics regime for UK public sector data processing
 Health data privacy advocacy group MedConfidential believes ministers are trying to sneak in a data protection law carveout, in order to hand politicians the power to judge the ethics of —...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Kittyhawk adds automated multi-waypoint flights to its drone-control software
 All-in-one drone management app Kittyhawk has added yet another feature: multi-waypoint automated flights. This is an essential feature for lots of commercial drone applications, and the fewer a...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch XYZprinting adds voice control to its color 3D printers
 XYZprinting wants users to talk to its 3D printers. Say, print an apple and it will print an apple. Say, calibrate the printer and the printer will calibrate. This feature is available on its ne...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Kano latest gadget: a build-it-yourself camera for custom photo filters and GIFs
 After raising $28 million last November to add more firepower to its growth, Kano is unveiling the newest addition to its range of build-it-yourself gadgets that you use to learn to code: a came...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Kanos latest gadget: a build-it-yourself camera for custom photo filters and GIFs
 After raising $28 million last November to add more firepower to its growth, Kano is unveiling the newest addition to its range of build-it-yourself gadgets that you use to learn to code: a came...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Ripple, a Tinder spinoff backed by Match, launches app for professional networking
 A team of former Tinder employees, led by Tinder’s original CTO Ryan Ogle, are today launching a new app aimed at professional networking. The app, called Ripple, aims to be a sort of mobi...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Canarys $99 View camera cuts out the extra features
 The connected security camera space has changed a lot since Canary launched its first camera back in 2013. In the meantime, the company’s come out with a sleeker, outdoor model and made so...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Security camera Canary adds package detection and a new skill for Amazon Alexa
 Canary has been steadily upgrading its line of security cameras with new features like two-way talk and person detection, among other things by way of software updates. Today, it’s prepari...
01:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Starry Internet and Marvell want to bust open the ISP industry
 Expanding and upgrading wireless networks requires an astounding amount of investment, both in terms of time and resources. As we head into the era of 5G connectivity, that investment only incre...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch The Garmin Vivofit 4 is an $80 Fitbit killer
 Garmin and Fitbit have been going at it for years. Both companies offer a compelling array of products complete with high-end smartwatches. But it’s the fight for the low-end that’s ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Nima announces a $289 portable peanut allergy tester
 Peanut allergy is common and now there’s a new way to detect if a food substance contains the ingredient. Nima’sPeanut is a small, self-contained unit to detect peanuts. And like Nim...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch iHome debuts a Google Assistant-powered clock radio, the iGV1
 Amazon’s Echo Spot, introduced late last year, smartly combined the power of Alexa with a more traditional clock radio type form factor and interface, complete with a screen for video view...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Lost-item finder Tile will work with Bose headphones and other new partners
 Lost-item finder Tile announced today that it will soon be able to locate your Bose headphones. Starting in late spring 2018, Bose will become one of Tile’s biggest new partners, as it wil...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Pet cameras from Petcube can take pet selfies, let Fido call home
 At CES, Petcube is showing off some of its news software technologies for its pet camera system that lets people connect with their pets while away. The company’s line of devices offer a r...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch China is reportedly moving to clamp down on bitcoin miners
 China banned bitcoin, ICOs and now it appears to be clamping down on Chinese miners, an important group estimated to produce some three-quarters of the world’s supply of bitcoin. According...
12:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch E-commerce startup citiesocial raises $2.75M led by Alibabas fund for Taiwanese entrepreneurs
 Citiesocial, a Taipei-based startup that helps emerging brands break into Asia’s e-commerce market, has raised $2.75 million led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund, a non-profit backed b...
10:54 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency
 Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering payments on its chat app and beyond. According to multiple sources which have...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch HPs new Sprout hardware is a clip-on 3D webcam
 The Sprout was one of the stranger products in HP’s long history of releases. We called the all-in-one a “bold but goofy experiment” when it was released back in 2014. Three ye...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Anker puts Alexa in the car with the Roav Viva, but its not worth your time
 Anker’s mobile division Roav is today announcing an in-vehicle Alexa device. Called Viva, the device plugs into a 12-volt cigarette lighter outlet and turns Alexa into a co-pilot of sorts....
05:36 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch VW taps Nvidia to build AI into its new electric microbus and beyond
 Nvidia will power artificial intelligence technology built into its future vehicles, including the new I.D. Buzz, its all-electric retro-inspired camper van concept. The partnership between the ...
05:28 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Nvidia reveals new AI platforms for smart assistants and AR in the car
 Nvidia revealed a lot of news about its Xavier autonomous machine intelligence processors at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas. The first production samples of the Xavier are now shipping ...
05:25 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Self-driving startup Aurora will work with Nvidia on autonomous driving
 Relative autonomous driving industry newcomer Aurora has been revealing a lot of early traction lately, and now we know that it’s also working with GPU-maker Nvidia. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huan...
05:13 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Baidu and ZF tap Nvidia Drive for self-driving compute tech
 Nvidia announced at its CES 2018 keynote that it’s now partnering with two Chinese companies on bringing autonomous driving to roads, including Baidu and automaker ZF. Nvidia CEO Jensen Hu...
05:05 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Uber taps Nvidia for its self-driving vehicle fleet
 Uber has picked Nvidia as one of its key technology partners in its fleet of self-driving, specifically to provide the AI computing aspects of its autonomous software. The partnership is one tha...
04:48 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Two large Apple shareholders say it needs to research the impact of smartphones on kids
 Two of Apple’s institutional shareholders, hedge fund Jana Partners and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), are calling on the company to study the impact of smar...
04:21 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Nvidia teams up with Acer, Asus and HP to launch 65-inch gaming displays
 If you are tired of that puny 27-inch gaming screen on your desk and you want a more immersive gaming experience on a really big screen — say 65-inches — then Nvidia has something ne...
04:04 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Hands on with Samsungs refreshed Notebook 9 and Notebook 7 Spin
 Samsung’s big press conference is still a day away, but the company’s already pulled the curtain back on what looks to be two of its biggest CES announcements. Like last year, the co...
03:57 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Netatmo launches a chatbot to manage all your connected devices
 French company Netatmo is adding one more way to control your smart objects around your house. You can now talk and control with all your connected devices using a chatbot in Messenger. The feat...
03:47 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch The PDA returns to CES, because everything old is new again
 Gather round children, and let me tell you a story. It’s a tale from a bygone area called the “nineteen nineties,” when flannel ruled the earth, our appetites were quenched by ...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Nvidias CES press conference right here
 CES is here — and while most of the official press conferences and keynotes don’t start until tomorrow, Nvidia has scheduled its press event for tonight to give us an early start on ...
02:41 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch The NeoMano robotic glove brings control back to paralyzed hands
 This time last year, we looked at Neofect’s Raphael, a “smart glove” designed to help patients rehabilitate a hand after a stroke. At this CES, the Korean company is showing of...
01:21 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Liveblog: Nvidia is at CES 2018 with autonomous cars and gaming
 Nvidia is quickly becoming a giant in the world of consumer electronics so it’s only fitting that the company holds one of the first press conferences of CES 2018. The event starts at 8:00...
01:11 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceX successfully launches top-secret Zuma spacecraft
 SpaceX has successfully launched its first mission of 2018, after capping a record year last year in 2017 with 18 total launches. The first launch this year carried a special payload – Zum...
01:08 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Nuheara announces $200 wireless earbuds with active noise-canceling
 Nuheara is at CES showing off the smart earbud company’snewest hearables. The battle to take-on Apple’s wildly-popular wireless earbuds is a tough one for emerging companies, but Nuh...
12:58 am GMT - Mon, January 8, 2018
Techcrunch Hey Glooglel
 CES 2018 is here and it feels different to the TechCrunch team. Maybe we’re jaded. We’ve been doing this for years, fighting the scrum and braving this unholy city of filth. CES 2018...
11:43 pm GMT - Sun, January 7, 2018
Techcrunch Google cancels UK ads from shady rehab clinic referrers already banned in US
 Another day, another way tech giants are found to be profiting handsomely from unsavory ad practices. Today brings the news, as reported by the Sunday Times, that Google has reaped “millio...
09:45 pm GMT - Sun, January 7, 2018
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch the mysterious Zuma spacecraft live here
 SpaceX will attempt its first launch of 2018 later today, with a two-hour launch window opening at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST), with a backup launch window set for tomorrow at the same time. The launch ...
09:32 pm GMT - Sun, January 7, 2018
Techcrunch KweliTV is Netflix for black people, by black people, starring black people
 Kweli.tv aims to be the go-to streaming media platform for black filmmakers all over the world to share their content and make money from its distribution. KweliTV handpicks all of its content, ...
09:10 pm GMT - Sun, January 7, 2018
Techcrunch Heres how to stream the Golden Globes tonight
 Tonight for the first time the Golden Globes are being live-streamed, meaning you can watch it even if you aren’t in front of a TV. The show is being hosted by Seth Meyers and coverage sta...
08:49 pm GMT - Sun, January 7, 2018
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch the mysterious Zuma spacecraft live here
 SpaceX will attempt its first launch of 2018 later today, with a two-hour launch window opening at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST), with a backup launch window set for tomorrow at the same time. The launch ...
08:40 pm GMT - Sun, January 7, 2018
Techcrunch DraftKings is testing a fantasy contest focused on a single NFL game
 A few days ago DraftKings announced an NFL product called Showdown, which lets you play in a fantasy football contest centered around just a single football game. This means that all your player...
06:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 7, 2018
Techcrunch More long term greed Tim OReillys recipe for a successful 2018
 Silicon Valley’s problem, says Tim O’Reilly, is actually astructuralproblem with our entire economy. What’s gone wrong, O’Reilly argues, is that what he calls“short...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 7, 2018
Techcrunch The cryptocurrency bubble is strangling innovation
 Sure, fine, maybe it’s a bubble. OK it’s definitely a bubble, but that’s a good thing, a bubble brings attention and investment in infrastructure, which breeds real innovation....
10:27 pm GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch Google has planted its flag at CES
 Google’s here, and it’s planning something big. The company’s presence is impossible to miss as you drive down Paradise Road toward the Las Vegas Convention Center. Like much t...
07:35 pm GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch RIP IPO (1602-2018)
 In comparison to an anemic 2016 for venture-backed technology IPOs, 2017 was a much better year. Companies as diverse as Yext, Cloudera, Blue Apron, StitchFix, and SendGrid all went public last ...
06:57 pm GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch Cassette tapes are back, kind of
 Add the surprise return of the cassette tape to the long list of why the last couple of years have been some of the strangest in recent memory. After a number of strong years for the vinyl recor...
06:44 pm GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch How Tier 2 cloud vendors banded together to cope with Spectre and Meltdown
 Earlier this weeknews broke of a pair of massive chip vulnerabilities dubbed Spectre and Meltdown (for an explainer see this post). We learned that the larger cloud vendors like Amazon, Google a...
04:15 pm GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch CTRLT podcast: As long as it tastes like chicken, folds my clothes for cheap and doesnt run me over
 Wait, what? Yeah, this week a company called SuperMeat announced that it raised $3 million to create chicken in a lab. It requires real chicken cells, Petrie dishes probably and some patience. T...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch The light and dark of AI-powered smartphones
 As more smartphones get on device AI processing powers it could support a new range of advanced consumer features. But what kind of value exchange might be required for mobile users to tap into ...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | GoPro Cuts 200-300 Jobs
App revenue reached $60 billion in 2017, Travis Kalanick is selling 29 percent of his Uber shares and GoPro cuts 200-300 jobs. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
02:34 am GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch Robomart is the latest startup to try and unseat the local convenience store
 The startup assault on the humble neighborhood store continues to intensify.First came Bodega, the terribly named, and mostly misguidedstartup with its mission to bring the non-perishable necess...
01:31 am GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch Panic will soon no longer sell Transmit for iOS
 Panic Inc., the team behind a bunch of excellent iOS/Mac apps (like Coda, Transmit, and Prompt), are about to retire one of their products. Sometime “very soon”, Transmit for iOS wil...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch Member of group that used Grindr to find and assault gay men gets 15 years
 The first sentence has been handed down in a case centered on the use of Grindr as a platform from which to perpetrate hate crimes. Nigel Garrett was given 15 years yesterday after pleading guil...
12:24 am GMT - Sat, January 6, 2018
Techcrunch Someone stole a piece of Chinas new solar panel-paved road less than a week after it opened
 Putting solar panels into our roads isn’t the craziest idea, but we may as well admit that it poses some unique challenges. For instance, people may want to walk away with pieces of it. Th...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter asserts that it wont ban Trump because hes a world leader
 Just days after President Trump’s tweets antagonized a foreign adversary over who would be first to start nuclear war, Twitter has addressed calls for the company to ban the chatty, often ...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Apple adds a documentary series about extraordinary homes to its streaming lineup
 Apple has greenlit a new documentary series called “Home,” according to a new report from Variety out today. The series will give viewers an “inside look” at extraordinar...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch The quantum computing apocalypse is imminent
 According to experts, quantum computers will be able to create breakthroughs in many of the most complicated data processing problems, leading to the development of new medicines, building molec...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch AR/VR startups raised $3 billion last year led by a few industry juggernauts
 Tech companies working with augmented reality and virtual reality technologies raised over $3 billion inventure funding in 2017. This datacomes from analytics firm Digi-Capital and suggests that...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch FCC Commissioner Clyburns extended dissent guts anti-net neutrality order
 FCC Commissioner Clyburn’s passionate dissent at last month’s meeting left no room for guesswork on her position on the Commission’s plan to eliminate net neutrality. But it wa...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch FCC Commissioner Clyburn guts guts anti-net neutrality order in extended dissent
 FCC Commissioner Clyburn’s passionate dissent at last month’s meeting left no room for guesswork on her position on the Commission’s plan to eliminate net neutrality. But it wa...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch FCC Commissioner Clyburn guts anti-net neutrality order in extended dissent
 FCC Commissioner Clyburn’s passionate dissent at last month’s meeting left no room for guesswork on her position on the Commission’s plan to eliminate net neutrality. But it wa...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Menlo, Benchmark, First Round sold Uber stakes worth hundreds of millions
 Uber finally got its secondary transaction done with SoftBank buying billions of dollars worth of shares last month. Now we’re learning more about who sold what. It was already known that ...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride
 African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ago. There were acquisitions, multiple investment rounds, lots of expansion, big strategic partnersh...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Verizon acquires autonomous threat detection startup Niddel
 Verizon (which owns this publication) announced today that it has acquired Niddel, a startup that bills itself as an autonomous threat detection service. The acquisition price was not disclosed....
08:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Distributed applications, teams, genes and geographies will shape the future of VC in 2018
 As the New Year dawns, new opportunities are emerging for savvy venture capitalists in a number of different fields. From new companies building businesses based on the genome, to businesses bui...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Google says it sold a Google Home device every second since October 19
 Google today announced that it sold “tens of millions of Google devices for the home” over the course of the last year and that it sold “more than one Google Home device every ...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017
 Global app revenue climbed 35 percent in 2017 to reach nearly $60 billion, according to a new report today from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which measured paid apps, subscriptions, and i...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Spotifys chief content officer is out
 Ahead of going public, Spotify Chief Content Officer Stefan Blom announced today he’s leaving the company, Recode first reported.“We are grateful for Stefan’s many contribution...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch G.E. Appliances is launching its own version of Quirky for businesses called Giddy
 G.E. Appliances (now a subsidiary of the Chinese appliance manufacturer Haier) is spinning out a crowd-sourced product development business as a service for corporate customers under the name Gi...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch GE Appliances is launching its own version of Quirky for businesses called Giddy
 GE Appliances (now a subsidiary of the Chinese appliance manufacturer Haier) is spinning out a crowd-sourced product development business as a service for corporate customers under the name Gidd...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons a la carte TV service, Amazon Channels, adds CBS All Access
 Amazon’s a la carte TV subscription service, Amazon Channels, just added another big name to its lineup. Today, the companies announced that CBS’s over-the-top streaming service, CBS...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Netflixs Bright offers dumb fun with orcs and elves in modern LA
 Netflix’s original film Bright has been decimated by critics, but Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha, the hosts of TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast enjoyed it — kind of? M...
03:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa is coming to wearable devices, including headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers
 Amazon wants to bring Alexa to more devices than smart speakers, Fire TV and various other consumer electronics for the home, like alarm clocks. The company yesterday announced developer tools t...
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Equity podcast: Spotifys impending debut, Ubers done deal, and Nasdaq 7,000
 Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.This episode, the first of 2018, saw our own Katie Roofand yo...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Samsungs Notebook 7 Spin refresh sneaks out ahead of CES
 Another pre-CES announcement out of Samsung’s PC department less than a week ahead of the show. This time it’s a refresh to the Notebook 7 Spin, a convertible tablet with a 360-degre...
11:23 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg is right to explore the potential of the blockchain for Facebook
 In what is Mark Zuckerberg’s now-traditional New Year Speech, the Facebook supremo pledged to fix the social network’s many problems which bubbled up in 2017. Perhaps understandably,...
10:08 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch 2018 is the year ICO companies become investors too
 The rise of ICOs surprised many in the tech industry, helping blockchain companies raise close to $4 billion in 2017, and that’s all set to continue with a twist in 2018. Beyond continued ...
10:08 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch 2018 is the year ICO companies become investors, too
 The rise of ICOs surprised many in the tech industry, helping blockchain companies raise close to $4 billion in 2017, and that’s all set to continue with a twist in 2018. Beyond continued ...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Dinghy picks up backing from Balderton for its flexible freelancer insurance
 Insurtech was one of the big VC bets of 2017, and that looks set to continue into the new year as startups spot gaps in the insurance market. Continuing this trend is Dinghy, a new startup that ...
07:35 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Indias national ID database is reportedly accessible for less than $10
 The nightmare is a reality in India. Reports from the country suggest that the government’s national ID system — Aadhaar, which holds personal data belonging to more than one billion...
06:31 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch After Meltdown and Spectre revelation, questions arise about timing of Intel CEOs stock sales
 The timing of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s large sale of shares in November is raising questions because a Securities and Exchange Commission filing appeared to show that the transactions we...
05:16 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Chinese game streaming platform Chushou raises Series D, adds Google as investor
 Google has added Chinese mobile game livestreaming platform Chushou to its list of investments in Asia. The Beijing-based startup announced today that it has closed a Series D round, which Googl...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Ethereum Hits $1,000 a Coin
Ethereum hits $1,000 a coin, Eero lays off 20% of staff and Mark Zuckerberg issues his 2018 challenge. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
03:32 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Travis Kalanick reportedly plans to sell about 29% of his Uber shares
 Uber founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick plans to sell nearly a third of his shares in the company, reports Bloomberg. The transaction would be part of the tender offer in which SoftBank Grou...
01:31 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch GoPro cuts 200-300 jobs, largely impacting its drone division
 GoPro is in the process of laying off around 200-300 employees this week, TechCrunch has learned from sources close to the company. The hits to the company were largely concentrated in its aeria...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook Watch is adding clips from the CBS late-night lineup
 Short-form content from CBS’ late-night shows “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” will now appear on Facebook Watch, acc...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, January 5, 2018
Techcrunch Apple says Meltdown and Spectre flaws affect all Mac systems and iOS devices, but not for long
 Apple isn’t immune to Meltdown and Spectre, the major bugs in basic computing architecture that were announced yesterday to widespread amazement and horror. In an announcement, the company...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify hits 70 million subscribers
 Ahead of going public, Spotify just announced it’s killing it on the subscriber front. As of today, Spotify has 70 million subscribers compared to Apple Music’s 30 million.Last July,...
11:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Game of Thrones isnt coming back until 2019
 Winter isn’t coming any time soon. Today HBO broke it to dedicated fans the world over that Game of Thrones won’t be returning until 2019. Game of Thrones star actress Sophie Turner ...
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving Apple this year
 Jimmy Iovine, the music mogul who sold Beats to Apple in 2014, is reportedly leaving Apple later this year (in August), Billboard reports. Word on the street is that Iovine’s departure is ...
11:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch FCC issues final version of order eliminating net neutrality rules
 The FCC has released the final text of the order it voted on last month that is set to undo the net neutrality rules established in 2015. This is the text that will enter the federal register an...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Apple in good cheer over a billion-dollar Christmas and New Year on the App Store
 The week after Christmas is a lazy one, but the App Store was working overtime. Apple triumphantly announced today that the late holiday season brought in more than a billion dollars in purchase...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch This bot unrolls Twitter threads and turns them into readable blog posts
 For as much as its users love to hate on their platform of choice, Twitter occasionally really comes through with a deep dive on a hot topic that provides actual, meaningful insight. Such an eve...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Can municipal broadband save the open internet?
 No challenge around the future of the internet looms larger in the coming year than what to do in the aftermath of the repeal of net neutrality. Open internet proponents were stunned at last mon...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch White House bans personal cellphone use in the West Wing
 In a statement on Thursday, White House Press SecretarySarah Huckabee Sanders announced that personal cellphones will no longer be allowed in the West Wing.“The security and integrity of t...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Hulu and Steven Spielberg are bringing back Animaniacs
 Hulu will be resurrecting 90s animated cartoon hit Animaniacs. Yes, Yakko, Wakko and Dot Animaniacs, from the 90s. In this bizarre twist, which is probably designed to activate some kind of nost...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch TiVo debuts its Next-Gen platform for pay TV providers looking to fight cord cutting
 TiVo today introduced a new “Next-Gen Platform,” as it’s being called, that will allow pay TV operators to better keep up with the changes in how consumers prefer to watch tele...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Appcanary shuts down its vulnerability scanning service as the team joins GitHub
 Appcanary, a Y Combinator-incubated service that helps developers scan the third-party packages and libraries they use to write their code for potential security vulnerabilities, today announced...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Mapbox makes another acquisition to bolster its navigation toolkits
 Mapbox, the SoftBank-backed developer of mapping applications that competes with Google Maps,TomTom and Here, has acquired the intellectual property and developers behind Mapzen’s Valhalla...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch LGs new robots deliver food and double as shopping carts
 Robots are hard. Softbank has pumped a bunch of money into them, and the best it’s come up with so far is Pepper, a friendly humanoid that stands outside of stores and restaurants, tablet ...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Leas live event assistant for Messenger makes buying tickets easier
 Buying event tickets online isn’t a great experience. Sites like Ticketmaster are the default, but are difficult to use and expensive. A startup called Lea wants to offer a more modern exp...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch This $319 thermostat has Cortana built-in
 Microsoft’s in a weird spot with Cortana. The company’s smart assistant is deployed on countless PCs, by way of Windows 10, but it’s constantly playing second fiddle to the lik...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Ethereum breaks new record by reaching $1,000 for the first time
 Ethereum tokens (ethers) have reached $1,000 on multiple major exchanges for the first time ever. This is an all-time high and the result of a multiple-day rally. The total market capitalization...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Google Cloud launches preemptible GPUs with a 50% discount
 Google Cloud today announced the launch of preemptible GPUs. Like Google’s preemptible VMs (and AWS’s comparable spot instances), these GPUs come at a significant discount — in...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Salesforce wants to be a $60 billion company by 2034
 We all know that Salesforce sets big goals. It just recently blew through its $10 billion goal just a few years after CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff had set it, but the company has no intention...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Salesforce wants to reach $60 billion revenue goal by 2034
 We all know that Salesforce sets big goals. It just recently blew through its $10 billion goal just a few years after CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff had set it, but the company has no intention...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Wealthfront raises $75 million to help Millennials invest
 Millennials take a different approach to investing than previous generations. Only one in three are buying stocks.And some are turning to software, rather than humans, for advice on financial pl...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Investors are pouring money into Frank, a TurboTax for student loan applications
 Venture capitalists have been trying to make money from the higher education market for years. It’s a rich target forthe clutch of investor that pride themselves (in their better moments) ...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Quartet raises $40M Series C to help healthcare providers collaborate on patient care
 Healthcare in America is a mess with no quick solutions and many people aren’t getting the help they need. Created to bridge mental and physical healthcare, New York City-based Quartet Hea...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch RagTagd reinvents the lost and found
 Each day, kids go to school and lose things. But RagTagd, a Sydney-based company, is looking to fix that. RagTagd is a service that provides ultra-simple RFID tags in kids’ school uniforms...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla launches a web-based version of its in-car trip planning tool
 Curious about what it’s like to plan a long road trip as an electric vehicle owner? Tesla thinks you just might be, so now it’s launching a web-based version of its trip planning too...
04:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Smart speakers top AR, VR and wearables to become fastest-growing consumer tech
 Amazon and Google were willing tolose money on smart speaker sales over the holidays by discounting their hardware in order to gain market share. The reason? Smart speakers are now the fastest-g...
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerbergs personal challenge is all about fixing Facebook before it implodes
 Mark Zuckerberg is arguably the public face of the internet we never chose, but also the one we deserve based on the time we all spend using Facebook products. At some point, Facebook became so ...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch WP Engine, a managed WordPress platform, raises $250M from Silver Lake
 While apps continue to grow in popularity as a primary route for people to interface with the digital world, there remains a very significant role for the web, and today, a startup that helps bu...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Toyota Research Institute to debut its 3.0 self-driving research car at CES
 Toyota Research Institute is accelerating its autonomous vehicle efforts with a new third-generation test platform that it’ll be showing off in person at CES next week. The so-called ̵...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons Alexa may eventually serve up ads
 It was only a matter of time, folks. According to a report from CNBC, Amazon is in talks with brands and advertisers to include ads on the Echo through via Alexa. The report says that Amazon is ...
03:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch On-demand streaming now accounts for the majority of audio consumption, says Nielsen
 U.S. album sales declined in 2017 as streaming continues to grow, according to Nielsen’s year-end music report released this week. The report found that album sales, including both digital...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Now Alexa can help you microwave dinner
 Amazon wants to put Alexa in every room of your home — that much is clear. It’s the main reason the company offers the Echo in so many different form factors. The kitchen has been a ...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Volkswagen and Hyundai both plan to deploy self-driving taxis by 2021
 On Thursday, automakers Hyundai and Volkswagen both announced a new partnership with Aurora, the autonomous driving startup with a killer pedigree and good momentum early on – but they als...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch GardenSpace robot takes the heavy-lifting out of gardening, and puts the fun back in
 A lot of people dream about growing their own vegetables at home, but just don’t have the time to maintain one. You’ve got to know how much each plant needs watering, how to space th...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Flintus SideKick is an everyday carry which could save you and your smartphone
As Australia’s startup ecosystem experiences a resurgence, its hardware startups are getting in on the act. Despite Sydney being around the same flight time from Shenzhen (in China, the hardware...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling video game console ever in the U.S.
 Nintendo has managed to sell so many of its Nintendo Switch console that it’s become not only its own fastest-selling console, but also the fastest selling in the U.S. ever, beating the re...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Shadow launches its cloud computer forgamers in California
 French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, is about to expand its cloud gaming service to the U.S. Customers who live in California can pre-order starting today, and they’ll be ...
01:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Starry Internets beaming broadband tech hits LA and DC this month, with more cities coming soon
 Starry’s mostly been pretty quiet since coming out of stealth roughly this time two years ago. The Boston-based startup has been busy raising funds and running limited testing in its homet...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Volkswagen and Hyundai team up with Aurora on self-driving
 Aurora, the startup founded by Google self-driving car program and Tesla alum Chris Urmson, has signed up two high-profile automaker partners despite its relative youth – both Volkswagen a...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Linkkle is a super simple tool for all your social media links
 Decisions, decisions. Do you link to your Instagram profile on your Twitter feed or your Facebook page? Or maybe you want to showcase your Github, LinkedIn and Pinterest pages but there’s ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch France says anti-fake news election law incoming
 France’s president has said he plans to introduce new legislation aimed at curbing the spread of online fake news during election periods. Read More ...
11:34 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch WeWork banks on a local approach and Powered By We to crack Southeast Asia
 WeWork charged into Asia two years ago but it finally moved into Southeast Asia in the second half of 2017 throughthe acquisition of SpaceMob and the opening of its first space in Singapore̵...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch MoneyLion raises $42M to grow its personal finance platform for the middle class
 MoneyLion, the part lending, part savings and part wealth management app targeted at the financial middle class has raised $42M in Series B funding.This brings total equity funding to $67M since...
09:05 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Malaysias Dahmakan chows down $2.6M for its end-to-end food delivery service
 Dahmakan, a food delivery startup from Malaysia that graduated Y Combinator last year, has raised $2.6 million as it begins to explore the potential to expand its business across Southeast Asia....
07:15 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch The News Lens takes a big step for Asian indie media with its first acquisition
 Founded four years ago to reach millennials disenchanted with Taiwan’s scandal-obsessed media, The News Lens is growing up fast. The Taipei-based company announced it has agreed to buy Ins...
07:09 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Of course Chinas forgotten social network is doing an ICO
 ICOs were one of the breakthroughs in the tech industry in 2017. Initially it was just those in the blockchain space who were aware, but as the year went on a number of existing business grew at...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | MoneyGrams Sale to Alibaba Blocked by U.S. Government
Spotify files to go public, BloomThat gets acquired and MoneyGram’s sale to Alibaba got blocked by the U.S. government. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
03:54 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Wi-fi startup Eero lays off 30 employees
 Eero, the mesh Wi-Fi router startup, has laid off 20 percent of its workforce (about 30 employees), TechCrunch has learned. Eero confirmed about 30 employees were let go but declined to comment ...
01:47 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Kernel panic! What are Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affecting nearly every computer and device?
 If you’re confused by the avalanche of early reports, denials, and conflicting statements about the massive security issues announced today, don’t worry — you’re far from...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Cloud infrastructure vendors begin responding to chip kernel vulnerability
 Several cloud vendors began responding to the chip kernel vulnerability that has the industry reeling today. Each Infrastructure as a Service vendor clearly has a stake here because each one is ...
12:35 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram tests letting users post Stories directly to WhatsApp
 Last October, Facebook extended the usage (and flexibility) of Instagram Stories — the Snapchat-like feature that lets you patch together photos and videos into a slide show — by mak...
12:20 am GMT - Thu, January 4, 2018
Techcrunch Apple readies Siri for the HomePod by adding a podcast-powered news brief
 The HomePod had a bit of a notable production setback, back in December, but Apple’s high-end smart speaker is still on track for an “early 2018” release. As it preps for the r...
11:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Apple picks up Reese Witherspoon thriller starring Octavia Spencer
 Apple is adding another TV project to its upcoming slate: Are You Sleeping, a crime show based on America’s love affair with true crime podcasts (which are, ultimately, all Apple’s f...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Project Zero team discovered critical CPU flaw last year
 In a blog post published minutes ago, Google’s Security team announced what they have done to protect Google Cloud customers against the chip vulnerability announced earlier today. They al...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch FCC Chairman Ajit Pais CES appearance has been cancelled
If you hoped to attend a “candid conversation” with the FCC’s Ajit Pai at CES, I have bad news: he won’t be there. In a tersely worded statement, CTA head Gary Shapiro announce...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch FCC Chairman Ajit Pais CES appearance has been canceled
If you hoped to attend a “candid conversation” with the FCC’s Ajit Pai at CES, I have bad news: he won’t be there. In a tersely worded statement, CTA head Gary Shapiro announce...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Google faces revised gender-pay lawsuit
 Google is facing a revised class-action gender-pay lawsuit that alleges Google underpaid women in comparison with their male counterparts and asked new hires about their prior salaries, The Guar...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla made 2,425 Model 3s in Q4 2017, aims to make 2,500 weekly by end of Q1 2018
 Tesla produced a lot more Model 3 cars during the last quarter of 2017 than it did during Q3: it produced 2,425 cars during the quarter, adding to its production total of 23,565 vehicles overall...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Designing blockchains for a frictionless world
 Every enthusiast in the crypto and blockchain space that has “seen the light” believes in a future that is collaborative, transparent and frictionless. Peer-to-peer and trustless tec...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Responding to incorrect reports, Intel says major flaw affects many different vendors
 Reports this morning that Intel processors are affected by a serious flaw that may reduce performance significantly hit the company’s credibility and stock hard. Intel has now officially r...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Spider silk startup Bolt Threads closes on $123 million in Series D funding
 Bolt Threads,the startup making spider silk from microbugs, has raised a giant $123 million Series D round of funding. As we reported inNovember, an SEC filing showed the company had raised $106...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Apple Developer Program fee waivers are now available for nonprofits, schools and government
 Apple announced today it will begin allowing select publishers towaive the membership fees associated with its App Developer Program. Specifically, the new fee waivers will be offered to“n...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Didi confirms it has acquired 99 in Brazil to expand in Latin America
 Earlier today, we reported that Didi was in the process of acquiring 99, a ridesharing company in Brazil, and now the two companies have confirmed the deal as part of Didi’s plans to expan...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Google is about to force you to use its new Calendar design
 Last October, Google announced a redesigned look and feel for Google Calendar on the desktop. Not everybody loves the design (including me, though some people have told me I’m wrong), but ...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch FanDuel is giving away bitcoin to winners of a fantasy football tournament
 Daily fantasy sports platform FanDuel just announced The Bitcoin Bowl, a promotion that will last the length of the NFL playoffs and give winners a chance to win some bitcoin. They’ll be t...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Opera now protects you from cryptojacking attacks
 Opera today launched version 50 of its desktop browser. Sadly, this release doesn’t come with a cake to celebrate this milestone (not even a tiny cupcake), but the newest release does incl...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Berlin-based Yoga startup Asana Rebel raises $6.5M led by e.ventures, La Famiglia
 Today, Yoga is known worldwide as an attractive way of staying healthy and fit. However, there remains a psychological barrier for many people confused by what style of yoga they want to do (Kun...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Rubikloud scores $37 million investment to bring intelligence to retail industry
 The retail industry is one that’s rife for disruption by technology. Under intense pressure from giants like Amazon and Walmart, retailers are often stuck using legacy systems and are ill-...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify files to go public
 Spotify has filed confidentially to go public, sources toldDan Primack at Axios.He learned that the music streaming company filed with the SEC at the end of December. The timing is consistent wi...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch A major kernel vulnerability is going to slow down all Intel processors
 A significant vulnerability has been discovered in all Intel processor chips and it’s going to have a huge impact going forward. The Register first noticed this major design flaw in Linux ...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch A flower giant has reportedly acquired BloomThat, an on-demand flower startup
 BloomThat, an on-demand flower startup, has sold itself to flower giant FTD, Axios reports. FTD, which offers same-day delivery flowers for a variety of occasions, reportedly paid a small amount...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Why Twitter wont remove Trumps nuclear tweet
 Trump’s tweet raising the prospect of nuclear war with North Korea isn’t in violation of Twitter’s guidelines, the company says, and will remain online. In the tweet, Trump boa...
04:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Baidu teams up with BlackBerry on self-driving and connected car tech
 Chinese internet tech giant Baidu will work with Canada’s BlackBerry in a partnership that will see QNX used as the basis for Baidu’s Apollo self-driving platform, and which will als...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch A week with Hulu with Live TV
 Cord-cutting continues to sweep the nation with 22.2 million U.S. households ditching their cable or satellite TV provider. My beautiful mother was one of those 22.2 million, and she recently re...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Nissan tech allows a car to read your mind to boost reaction times
 Nissan’s latest research project is ‘brain-to-vehicle’ (aka ‘B2V’) tech that could have your next car anticipating your driving reactions before you can even transl...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Netflix is officially making a Bright sequel
 Reports suggested Netflix had been optimistic about a sequel to its blockbuster Bright, the fantasy/buddy cop genre mashup starring Will Smith with a budget of $90 million that seems to have gon...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch E-commerce traffic spiked on New Years, too
 The record-breaking e-commerce activity seen over Black Friday and the 2017 holiday shopping seasonled to a busier New Year’s online, as well. According to new data from Verizon’s* H...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft acquires Avere Systems to further hybrid computing mission
 In a world shifting to the cloud, Microsoft has carved out a place trying to help companies caught between two worlds — on-prem legacy solutions and the public and private cloud. To help f...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceX targets January 5 launch for mystery Zuma payload
 SpaceX is launching Zuma, a mystery spacecraft operated by the U.S. government for purposes unknown, thanks to it being very classified. The launch was supposed to take place last year, with a N...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceX shows off its Falcon Heavy rocket vertical on the launchpad
 SpaceX is getting ready for its first ever test flight of the Falcon Heavy, it’s heavy-duty rocket aimed at propelling large cargo loads into low Earth orbit. The rocket uses three Falcon ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Roombas will soon be able to build a WiFi coverage map of your house
 iRobot CEO Colin Angle has talked a lot about his company’s plans to make its popular robotic vacuum and integral part of the connected home. Honestly though, those plans have been pretty ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Roku joins the voice computing market with smart soundbars, speakers and more built by partners
 Roku, which sells the most popular brand of streaming media players in the U.S., is now aiming to carve out a niche for itself as the voice control platform for home entertainment. Today, Roku i...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube is equally to blame for Logan Pauls video
 It appears that YouTube is more responsible for the first crisis of the year on its video platform than was initially thought. Yesterday, the internet was rightly outraged bynews that YouTube st...
12:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Report: Chinas Didi to buy Brazils 99 in $1B deal to take on Latin America
 A year ago, Didi made a big move into Brazil when it laid down over $100 million to take a stake in 99, a local competitor to Uber in the app-based ride hailing market. Now, on the heels of gett...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Apply today for TechCrunchs Startup Battlefield Dubai
 Technology innovation and entrepreneurial genius exists across the globe. That’s why in 2017 TechCrunch took the Startup Battlefield to Africa, Australia, Europe, and of course San Francis...
07:06 am GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch The US government blocks MoneyGrams $1.2B sale to Alibabas Ant Financial
 The proposed acquisition of global payment service MoneyGram by Alibaba’s Ant Financial is off after the U.S. government blocked the $1.2 billion deal.Ant Financial, the Alibaba affiliate ...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Crunch Report | Telegram and Instagram Are Being Restricted in Iran
Amazon Prime shipped 5 billion Items in 2017, SuperMeat gets $3 million in funding and Telegram and Instagram are being restricted in Iran. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
01:23 am GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch These psychedelic stickers blow AI minds
 Machine learning systems are very capable, but they aren’t exactly smart. They lack common sense. Taking advantage of that fact, researchers have created a wonderful attack on image recogn...
12:11 am GMT - Wed, January 3, 2018
Techcrunch Samsungs C-Lab projects include smart glasses and a portable directional speaker
 Samsung’s Creative Lab is one of the more entertaining additions to CES in the last several years. Deemed C-Lab for short, the department is a sort of in-house accelerator, where Samsung e...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch The FCC is still tweaking its net neutrality repeal (but thats normal)
 You may think, from the pomp accompanying the FCC’s vote in December to repeal net neutrality, that the deed was done. Not so. In fact, the order hasn’t even reached its final form: ...
10:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify faces $1.6 billion lawsuit from music publisher alleging copyright infringement
 Spotify is facing a $1.6 billion lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing, the publisher that represents artists like Tom Petty, Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks and Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter firs...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch You can get that $29 battery replacement, regardless of your iPhones health
 Apple hasn’t been super specific when it comes to those $29 iPhone battery replacements. After all, the company would no doubt like to the whole business behind it. What precisely it would...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Airbnb beats big property landlords lawsuit in California
 A California judge has dismissedApartment Investment & Management Company’s lawsuit against Airbnb.Last February, Aimco, which owns or manages about 50,000 properties, sued Airbnb,sayi...
08:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Apple buys app development service Buddybuild
 Apple continues to ramp up its efforts to court developers by making it easier to create and iterate their apps for its platforms. The iPhone giant has now acquired Buddybuild, a Vancouver-based...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
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...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Some apps were listening to you through the smartphones mic to track your TV viewing, says report
 There may be a reason why that ol’ “Facebook is listening to you talk” conspiracy theory refuses to die – and not just because Facebook’s ad technology has gotten s...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook, not Twitter, will live stream this years Golden Globes red carpet pre-show
 Facebook has scored the exclusive rights to live stream this year’s Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show – a deal that last year went to Twitter. On Tuesday, theHollywood Foreign...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Its the New Year and youre getting laundry folding robots, because the 1960s thought of everything
 The robot laundry folding wars are heating up. The German appliance manufacturing giant BSH is in the early stages of partnering with the U.S. and Israeli-based laundry folding robot designer Fo...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Its the New Year and youre getting laundry-folding robots, because the 1960s thought of everything
 The robot laundry-folding wars are heating up. The German appliance manufacturing giant BSH is in the early stages of partnering with the U.S. and Israeli-based laundry-folding robot designer Fo...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon shipped over 5 billion items with Prime in 2017
 Amazon still won’t officially reveal how many consumers worldwide participate in its Amazon Prime membership program, but it did today offer a few new stats related to that program’s...
02:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch UK eyeing extremism tax on social media giants
 The UK government has kicked off the new year with another warning shot across the bows of social media giants. Read More ...
11:10 am GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Fast-growing Chinese media startup ByteDance enters 2018 with some uncertainty
 One of the fastest rising Chinese startups of last year had a bumpy ride into 2018 after falling foul of China’s internet censors for the first. ByteDance, the new media firm behind news a...
11:03 am GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Telegram and Instagram being restricted in Iran
 Messaging app Telegram and Facebook-owned social sharing platform Instagram appear to be being blocked in Iran. Read More ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Lab-made meat startup SuperMeat raises $3M seed to develop clean chicken
 SuperMeat, an Israeli biotech and food-tech startup that is developing lab-made chicken meat, has raised $3 million in seed funding, as it becomes the latest of a crop of so-called ‘clean ...
09:43 am GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube star Logan Paul apologies for video of apparent suicide victim
 January is less than two days old and already we have a reminder of the bad side of YouTube after it emerged that Logan Paul, a brash 22-year-old with over 15 million subscribers and a clothing ...
09:43 am GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube star Logan Paul apologizes for video of apparent suicide victim
 January is less than two days old and already we have a reminder of the bad side of YouTube after it emerged that Logan Paul, a brash 22-year-old with over 15 million subscribers and a clothing ...
05:30 am GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Building AI systems that work is still hard
 Even with the support of AI frameworks likeTensorFlowor OpenAI, artificial intelligence still requires deep knowledge and understanding compared to a mainstream web developer. If you have built ...
04:11 am GMT - Tue, January 2, 2018
Techcrunch Researchers can now make neighborhood voting predictions from Google Street View images
 In a sign that computers will be able to perform image analysis as fluently as text analysis, a group of Stanford-based researchers were able to make accurate predictions about neighborhood voti...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 1, 2018
Techcrunch A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of Eureka!
 “I think invention is maybe like love,” says Dean Kamen. “Everybody wants to have it. Nobody knows what it is.” Read More ...
04:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 1, 2018
Techcrunch A look back at Ubers hellish year
 We endured plenty of the drama Uber packed in for every five-hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes of 2017 — and what a year! From protests to a major sexual harassment probe, t...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 1, 2018
Techcrunch Smart lock maker Otto suspends operations
 Otto showed the world its digital lock in August. Four months later, the company has suspended operations. Hardware is hard. It’s a cliche for a reason. The company made the decision just ...
10:54 pm GMT - Sun, December 31, 2017
Techcrunch What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?
 You might have noticed a new end-of-year trend on Instagram the past few days. If so, you can thank 2017bestnine.com, a website that lets you automatically collect and collage your most-liked ph...
07:45 pm GMT - Sun, December 31, 2017
Techcrunch Voice interfaces beginning to find their way into business
 Imagine attending a business meeting with an Amazon Echo (or any voice-driven device) sitting on the conference table. A question arises about the month’s sales numbers in the Southeast re...
04:06 pm GMT - Sun, December 31, 2017
Techcrunch Twitter ended the year on a fascinating run
 It’s been pretty easy to point at Twitter and, with each quarterly moment when it discloses its financial guts, let out a long exasperated sigh. But then something interesting happened in ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 31, 2017
Techcrunch Its the Jons 2017!
 Happy New Year! It’s been a transformational year in tech. The golden era of startups ended. Sorry about that. The tech industry finally rolled over a big rock it had ignored and/or leaned...
05:16 am GMT - Sun, December 31, 2017
Techcrunch These apps will help you keep your New Years resolutions
 Almost half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.Far fewer stick to them.“Losing weight” and “exercising more” are among the most popular goals. A sizeable perc...