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10:43 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2018
Techcrunch Solve, MITs take on social innovation challenges, may be different enough to work
Since McKinsey released a report on how best to use prizes to incentivize innovation nearly a decade ago, an entire industry has grown around social innovation challenges. The formula for these save t...
10:15 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2018
Techcrunch Ne-Yo wants to make Silicon Valley more diverse, one investment at a time
Ne-Yo made his first investment in the coding academy Holberton School about a year ago. This month, he visited the campus for its grand opening and spoke to TechCrunch about his Silicon Valley ambiti...
09:35 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musk agrees to resign as Tesla chairman in settlement with SEC
Tesla CEO Elon Musk will step down as chairman of the electric automaker and pay a $20 million fine under a settlement reached with the U.SSecurities and Exchange commission. Musk will remain CEO. Mus...
08:56 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2018
Techcrunch Best Buy stocked an unannounced Chromecast ahead of Googles hardware event
Google’s big hardware event, scheduled for October 9, is expected to feature the newPixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones. But now we know that Google will probably reveal a third-generation model of Ch...
07:57 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2018
Techcrunch The 2019 BMW i3 now has 153 miles of range thanks to a bigger battery
The BMW i3 is getting an upgraded battery plus a bunch of other improvements that will give the 2019 model about 153 miles of range. That’s roughly a 30% improvement from the previous model. Th...
05:25 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2018
Techcrunch Autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility expands to a third U.S. city
May Mobility launched its first low-speed autonomous shuttle service in Detroit this summer. By March, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company will be operating in at least three U.S. cities. The compan...
05:12 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2018
Techcrunch Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations
A lot of people still get paid to sit in offices and do repetitive tasks. In recent years, however, employers have been pushing harder to find ways to outsource that work to machines....
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy
At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation,Apple’sVP of software...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2018
Techcrunch Two weeks with a $16,000 Hasselblad kit
For hobbyist photographers like myself, Hasselblad has always been the untouchable luxury brand reserved for high-end professionals. To fill the gap between casual and intended photography, they relea...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2018
Techcrunch What each cloud company could bring to the Pentagons $10 B JEDI cloud contract
The Pentagon is going to make one cloud vendor exceedingly happy when it chooses the winner of the $10 billion, ten-year enterprise cloud project dubbed the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (or...
11:34 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch What Instagram users need to know about Facebooks security breach
Even if you never log into Facebook itself these days, the other apps and services you use might be impacted by Facebook’s latest big, bad news. In a follow-up call on Friday’s revelation ...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is blocking users from posting some stories about its security breach
Some users are reporting that they are unable to post today’s big story about a security breach affecting 50 million Facebook users. The issue appears to only affect particular stories from cert...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook blocked users from posting some stories about its security breach
Some users are reporting that they are unable to post today’s big story about a security breach affecting 50 million Facebook users. The issue appears to only affect particular stories from cert...
09:08 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Betterment keeps growing as fintech competitors rise
Betterment, which Barrons recently declared the largest independent online financial adviser, is betting that the future of online investing includes a blend of robot and human advisers. And the plan ...
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch 5 takeaways on the state of AI from Disrupt SF
The promise of artificial intelligence is immense, but the roadmap to achieving those goals still remains unclear. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, some of AI’s leading minds shared their thoug...
08:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Everything you need to know about Facebooks data breach affecting 50M users
Facebook is cleaning up after a major security incident exposed the account data of millions of users. What’s already been a rocky year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company is scra...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Pulling back the curtain on how SoftBanks massive Vision Fund works including just how big a check it can write
Picture it. The scene is Silicon Valley. Suddenly an investment firm materializes on the scene and starts writing checks bigger than anyone is accustomed to seeing. Fellow investors start to privately...
08:31 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Y Combinator is changing up the way it invests
To keep up with the growing sizes of early-stage funding rounds, Y Combinator announced this morning that it will increase the size of its investments to $150,000 for 7 percent equity starting with it...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls
US government investigators have lost a case to force Facebook to wiretap calls made over its Messenger app. A joint federal and state law enforcement effort investigating the MS-13 gang had pushed a ...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Online education unicorn Udacity has quietly laid off 5% of staff at least 25 people since August
Online education is a $160 billion+ industry today, but as it continues to mature, there are some inevitable ebbs and flows. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Udacit...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Intel acknowledges supply issues, will prioritize premium chips
Intel interim CEO Bob Swan issued an uncharacteristically frank letter today, highlighting the companys supply issues. The executive blames the surprising growth of an unexpectedly rebounding PC indus...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch As its own reports reveal the disaster of climate inaction, Trump proposes climate inaction
If the current presidential administration’s approach to climate change could be summarized in one sentence, it seems that sentence would be “smoke em if you got em.” By the administ...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch The 7 most eyebrow-raising details in the Elon Musk fraud complaint
The securities fraud complaint filed by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission against Tesla CEO Elon Musk contains an eye-opening view into the events leading up to the “funding secured&...
05:54 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook hack could hasten regulation as Sen. Warner says Congress must step up
Senator Mark Warner has issued a stern reprimand to Facebook over today’s revelation that 50 million users had their access token stolen by a hacker. “This is another sobering indicator th...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch This is the Razer Phone 2
Remember phone reveals? Once upon a time, companies were able to save a little for the event. These days, however, we nearly always know exactly what were getting ourselves into. Due to be announced n...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Blok.Party raises $10M, will adapt Settlers of Catan to its blockchain game console
Blok.Party, the company that built the upcoming PlayTable game console, announced today it raised $10 million in new funding. It’s also unveiling a big content partnership, where Blok.Party will...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook says at least 50 million users affected by account takeover bug
Facebook has said 50 million user accounts may be at risk after hackers exploited a security vulnerability on the site. The company said in a blog post Friday that it discovered the bug earlier in the...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook says at least 50 million users affected by security breach
Facebook has said at least 50 million user accounts may be at risk after hackers exploited a security vulnerability on the site. The company said in a blog post Friday that it discovered the bug earli...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Chaos engineering service Gremlin raises $18M, launches new resiliency tools
Slack is down. It’s a headline we have had blaring at TechCrunch on numerous occasions (mostly because we actually get work done when not distracted by a constant waterfall of GIFs). But Slack i...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify ends test that required family plan subscribers to share their GPS location
Spotify has ended a test that required its family plan subscribers to verify their location, or risk losing accessing to its music streaming service. According to recent reports, the company sent out ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Last day to buy early-bird tickets for TC Sessions: AR/VR 2018
Holy smokes, TC Sessions: AR/VR 2018 is less than a month away, and its going to be an epic, day-long event. But listen up tech fans, the following reality is neither augmented nor virtual: our $99 ea...
02:38 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch The new Wear OS starts hitting smartwatches
Googles in a tough spot with Wear OS. Its been four and half years since the operating system arrived as Android Wear, and while plenty of manufacturers have tried their hand at devices, the operating...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Blockchain startups: Apply to exhibit for free at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018
Back in July, TechCrunch held a sold-out event focusing on Blockchain and we want to see those startups at Disrupt this year! On 29-30 November thousands of attendees will descend on Berlin, and what ...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Nielsen: US smart speaker adoption grew to 24% in Q2 2018, 4 in 10 own more than one
In the second quarter, the adoption of smart speakers — like Amazon Echo and Google Home devices — grew to 24 percent in the U.S., up from 22 percent the prior quarter, according to new da...
02:26 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Sharp Objects is a perfect TV mystery
It’s been an awful week in the news, but you know what’s still good? TV especially “Sharp Objects,” the HBO limited series that aired over the past couple of months. Granted, ...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch SoftBank pays big, SurveyMonkey goes public and JUULs next step
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week on Equity, the gang was back together. We had the ever-excellen...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft unveils second annual diversity report
Lyft has released its second annual diversity report outlining the gender and racial breakdown ofits 4,000-person workforce. At a glance, little has changed from last year’s report,which was the...
09:24 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Lending platform Funding Circle raises 300M in London IPO, valuing it at 1.5B, as investor interest cools
Another fintech startup has made the leap into publicly-traded company: Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lending platform for small and medium businesses that was originally founded in the UK, opened ...
09:24 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch P2P lender Funding Circle closes flat in London after pricing IPO at the lower end of range and raising 300M
Another fintech startup has made the leap into publicly traded company: Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lending platform for small and medium businesses that was originally founded in the U.K., opene...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Get your tickets to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018
  We absolutely love the thrill that comes from watching innovative tech startups launch their products to the world. Its even more exciting when theyre competing head-to-head, and thats exactly ...
08:53 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch First DJI, now Bang & Olufsen gets Line Friends-themed products
Line is a pretty busy company. Beyond a messaging app that claims over 160 million users, the company operates service like music streaming, manga, food delivery, games and it is also venturing into c...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Last day to apply for TC Top Picks at Disrupt Berlin 2018
This is the day that one of the great early-stage startup opportunities comes to a grinding halt, friends. Today, September 28, is the last day you can apply to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch The Zennstrm manifesto
At almost 86 degrees Fahrenheit, London is enduring a mini heat wave by traditional British summer standards. News reports at the weekend had relayed findings from the Met Offices latest “State ...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch One week left to buy spectator tickets to Startup Battlefield MENA 2018
Its just one short week until we bring our premier startup competition to the Middle East and North Africa for the first time, and we are stoked! TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 takes place O...
03:59 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO
Earlier this month, media startup Tech In Asia surprised its readers when it announced plans to implement an $18 per month paywall. More expensive than packages for the Bloomberg and the Wall Street J...
12:59 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2018
Techcrunch Our 3 favorite startups from Urban-Xs 4th demo day
Urban-X, the urban-tech startup accelerator backed by BMW MINI andearly-stage urban-tech fund Urban.Us, hosted a demo day today for its fourth cohort of companies at its Brooklyn HQ. The seven present...
11:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch California cops bust crime ring that nabbed $1M worth of devices from Apple Stores
Fear not, citizens the law enforcement apparatus of California has apprehended or is hot on the trail of more than a dozen hardened criminals who boldly stole from the state's favorite local business...
11:42 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch With his internet cut off, Julian Assange steps down as editor of WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks has a new top dog. Its contentious figurehead and founder Julian Assange will step aside, letting former WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson take the reins due to what WikiLeaks calls ...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Google adds creator credit to Images
Googles attempting to smooth out its relationship with photo rights holders by bringing some additional contextual data to its Image Search. In a blog post today, Product Manager Ashutosh Agarwal high...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing
Facebook might be doing its best to stay out of political scandals in the latter half of 2018, but the company had a presence, front and center, at one of the most contentious Senate hearings in moder...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla CEO Elon Musk calls SEC fraud charges an unjustified action
Tesla CEO Elon Musk described fraud charges filed Thursday by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission an “unjustified action” that has left him “deeply saddened and disappointed&...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Here is the SEC complaint against Elon Musk and Tesla
Update: There’s a livestream of the SEC press conference detailing the complaint, The Securities and Exchange Commission lodged a complaint today against Elon Musk and Tesla following tweets sen...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Tech employees can make up for executives
We frequently turn to tech executives to answer for issues because they have the agency to make changes. But they are not alone....
08:39 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch The first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix looks appropriately ominous
The X-Men movie franchise is still chugging along and it’s returning to one of the comics’ best-known stories. For those of you who haven’t read it, the Dark Phoenix saga focuses o...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla shares fall nearly 10% after SEC fraud charges against Elon Musk
Tesla shares dropped nearly 10 percent in after-hours trading after the Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against CEO Elon Musk . A docket entry in Manhattan federal court shows the SEC...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla shares plummet after SEC files fraud charges against Elon Musk
Tesla shares dropped more than 13 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the Securities and Exchange Commission filed securities fraud charges against CEO Elon Musk . The SEC alleges in a compl...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch How aerial lidar illuminated a Mayan megalopolis
Archaeology may not be the most likely place to find the latest in technology AI and robots are of dubious utility in the painstaking fieldwork involved but lidar has proven transformative. The late...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Mozilla pushes PayPal to make Venmo transactions private by default
Earlier this year, the FTC settled with PayPal over the company’s handling of privacy disclosures in its peer-to-peer payments app Venmo, but Mozilla doesn’t think the changes Venmo made a...
07:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch IRS can do more to protect against tax fraudsters, watchdog says
A government watchdog has said that the Internal Revenue Service could do more to prevent tax fraud if it invested more money in ensuring that the identities of taxpayers are properly verified. From t...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch May Mobility puts autonomous shuttles on the streets of Columbus, Ohio
This December a set of autonomous vehicles will start roaming the streets of Columbus, Ohio, in an effort to turn this bustling Midwestern community into the first smart city. The project, which is pa...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Compound launches easy way to short cryptocurrencies
Think Ethereum and other crypto coins are overvalued? Now you can make money when their prices fall via Compound, which is launching its money market protocol for shorting cryptocurrencies today. The ...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Google launches new travel-planning tools
Slowly but surely, Google is expanding its portfolio of travel offerings that now range from hotel- and flight-booking services to trip planning tools. Today, it’s launching yet another set of n...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Fund raises $200 million to lend cash to startup employees whose liquidity is locked up in equity
Troy Capital Group has closed its $200 million fund to provide loans to startup employees whose liquidity is locked up in company stock. The fund, backed by the multi-billion dollar private equity gia...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft will end support for Skype Classic in November
This summer, Microsoft pushed off the inevitable end of Skype Classic (7.0) support after a fair bit of user backlash. Nearly a month after the original September deadline, the company announced today...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch The Infatuation raises $30M from Jeffrey Katzenbergs WndrCo to bring Zagat into the digital age
WndrCo, the consumer tech investment and holding company founded by longtime Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, has invested $30 million in The Infatuation, a restaurant discovery platform....
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Chinas secret startup advantage: liquidity
This years rush of IPOs from Chinese tech companies has dominated headlines, but whats more interesting is how quickly they got there. Traditionally, going public represented the gratifying culminatio...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbase now lets users buy bundles and launches its own index for the top 50 coins
Coinbase is shaking things up quite a bit lately and its latest tools are geared toward cryptocurrency traders just getting their toes wet. On Thursday, the company announced that it would add a featu...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Alphabets Chronicle launches an enterprise version of VirusTotal
VirusTotal, the virus and malware scanning service own by Alphabet’s Chronicle, launchedan enterprise-grade version of its service today. VirusTotal Enterprise offers significantly faster and mo...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Pew: A majority of U.S. teens are bullied online
A majority of U.S. teens have been subject to online abuse, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, out this morning. Specifically, that means they’ve experienced at least one of a ha...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify launches Co.Lab to teach musicians about the industry
The music industry has always been cut-throat, and on-going internet fragmentation only complicates matters. Musicians have to be their own promoters, tour managers, bookers and a million other things...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch SwiftKey on Android now has two-way translation baked in. Qu bien
The Internet is of course amazing if you want to send messages across borders. But different languages can still put a wrinkle in your conversational flow, even with all the handy translation apps als...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Dropbox overhauls internal search to improve speed and accuracy
Over the last several months,Dropbox has been undertaking an overhaul of its internal search engine for the first time since 2015. Today, the company announced that the new version, dubbed Nautilus, i...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Yes Facebook is using your 2FA phone number to target you with ads
Facebook has confirmed it does in fact use phone numbers that users provided it for security purposes to also target them with ads. Specifically a phone number handed over for two factor authenticatio...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Wimdu, Rocket Internets Airbnb clone, to shut down this year facing significant business challenges
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But it doesn’t guarantee success, and today, an Airbnb clone learned that the hard way. Wimdu, a startup originally hatched out of the Rocke...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Meet the startups that pitched at EFs 10th Demo Day in London
Entrepreneur First (EF), the company builder and talent first investor, held its tenth London Demo Day this afternoon. This time around the even had a decidedly more international bent as it combined ...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch In-car commerce startup Cargo raises $22 million led by Founders Fund
Cargo, the startup that helps ridesharing drivers earn money by bringing the convenience store into their vehicles, has raised $22 million in a Series A round led byFounders Fund . Additional investme...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung chairman indicted on anti-union charges
More problems for Samsung executives this week, as chairman Lee Sang-hoon is indicted on union sabotage charges. Lees not alone twenty-seven other Samsung employees and partners are also being hit wi...
02:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons Thursday Night Football live stream will feature real-time stats, Amazon.com shopping
Amazon is taking full advantage of its deal to live streamThursday Night Footballgames, which it snagged the rights to earlier this year. The company will this yearlaunch a TNF pre-game show, co-strea...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons Alexa Fund invests in three voice startups
Founded in 2015, Amazons Alexa Fund is devoted to helping kickstart early-stage voice startups. This week, its announced support for a trio of new companies. Theres Bamboo Learning, which was an early...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Indias new technology infrastructure has created a platform to build domestic tech giants
In the two years since Indian social media app ShareChat raised $4 million in funding from Lightspeed Ventures the converging trends of increasing smartphone use, wireless internet connectivity, and c...
01:42 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Berkanan is a Bluetooth-powered group messaging app
A new messaging app is looking to give folks a way to communicate in situations with poor or no cellular connectivity. Berkanan, founded by Zsombor Szab, is a group messaging app that uses Bluetooth t...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Rally Rd., the app that lets you invest in classic cars, raises $7M Series A
What happens when you bring together an entrepreneur, a product designer and an investment banker who all really love collector vehicles? You get Rally Rd., an app for buying and selling equity shares...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Bumble responds to Match Groups patent infringement lawsuit
Bumble is continuing to go on the offensive against Match Group. Earlier this week, the dating app maker said it was serving Match Group with papers (which Match Group said at the time it hadn’t...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Cloudflare launches a low-cost domain registrar
It’s been a busy week at Cloudflare, which promised a week of news for its birthday (and delivered). After announcing the Bandwidth Alliance yesterday, the company today announced the Cloudflare...
12:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Facebooks ex-CSO, Alex Stamos, defends its decision to inject ads in WhatsApp
Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former chief security officer, who left the company this summer to take up a role in academia, has made a contribution to what’s sometimes couched as adebate about ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch TiVos 4-tuner $250 BOLT OTA set-top box goes after cord cutters
TiVo today is introducing a new set-top box, the TiVo BOLT OTA, which will join its existing lineup of TiVo BOLT-branded devices, including the voice-controlled BOLT VOX DVRs, launched last year.This ...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Cybersecurity firm Nozomi Networks raises $30M in latest round of funding
Nozomi Networks has secured $30 million in Series C funding. The San Francisco, Calif.-based touts itself as an industrial security giant, securing more than 300,000 industrial devices over a range of...
11:29 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Compass nabs $400M, valuing the real estate technology startup at $4.4B
Compass, the New York startup that has built a tech-first platform to take on the antiquated market of real estate, is building up its own house today. To double down on domestic growth, build out its...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Opendoor just raised $400 million in funding from SoftBanks Vision Fund
It’s official. Two weeks ago, we reported thatOpendoor—the four year-old, San Francisco-based company aiming to make it possible to buy and sell residential real estate with a few key stro...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Russian hackers Fancy Bear now targeting governments with rootkit malware
Security researchers say that they have found evidence that for the first time Russia-backed hackers are now using a more sophisticated type of malware to target government entities. ESET presented it...
08:11 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Insurance startups have raised billions as industry players fight tech disruptors
The once sleepy world of insurance has become the hot ticket for venture investors. Insurance technology companies have raised multiple billions of dollars in the past four years as venture capitalist...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Doctolib to open up telemedicine appointments
French startup Doctolib will take advantage of recent legal changes that will make telemedicine legal in France. Starting on January 1st, youll be able to book face-to-face appointments on Doctolib as...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch 24 hours left to apply as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018
  Die Zeit luft aus, Leute time is running out, people! You have less than 24 hours to apply to be a TechCrunch Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018, which goes down on 29-30 November. Its one of the...
07:55 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Bitmain IPO concerns: the crypto giant recorded a big loss in Q2 2018
Bitmain’sIPO is the big news in the crypto world this week. The company just filed itsIPO prospectus and the numbers are impressive, particularly the year-on-year growth between the first six mo...
07:47 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Vinay Gupta to talk about Mattereum at Disrupt Berlin
Cryptocurrency speculation is over. Thats why Im excited to announce that Vinay Gupta will join us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to talk about cool use cases that could make blockchain projects useful,...
06:07 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Chinas Didi Chuxing launches taxi-hailing service in Japan
China’s Didi Chuxing is fighting fires at home around passenger safety, but overseas the ride-hailing giant has moved into another new market after its taxi-booking service began operations in J...
04:01 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Here are all of Googles 20th anniversary Easter eggs
Twenty years ago this month, a pair of Stanford PhD students founded a search engine company based in their friend Susans Menlo Park garage. Initially named BackRub, Larry Page and Sergey Brin eventua...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch YC grad The Lobby raises $1.2M to help job seekers break into Wall Street
The Lobby will use the funds to build out its finance job marketplace, which founder and CEO Deepak Chhugani says is like a "personalized Glassdoor."...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2018
Techcrunch Hands-on with Oculus Quest, Facebooks best shot at a mainstream VR device
Most mobile VR headsets have left me with the impression of, “well… you have to start somewhere,” but after spending some time with Facebook’s newly-announced Oculus Quest, it&...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch UK cybersecurity firm Darktrace raises $50M, now valued at $1.65B
U.K.-based cyber defense firm Darktrace has raised $50 million in its recent Series E round of funding, putting the company’s valuation at $1.65 billion. The company said Wednesday that the fund...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch NASAs bold-ish plan for the next era takes us to the moon and Mars eventually
NASA has issued a report summarizing its official plans for exploring our solar system, and it makes for exciting reading if you don’t mind that it comes with a dose of realism. Crewed missions...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook poisons the acquisition well
Who should you sell your startup to? Facebook and the founders of its former acquisitions are making a strong case against getting bought by Mark Zuckerberg and Co.After a half-decade of being seen as...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Juul, the popular e-cig startup under growing FDA scrutiny, says removing flavors is on the table among other things
Juul has been on an incredible, and in some ways, nightmarish, ride this year. The three-year-old, San Francisco-based company has handily won 75 percent of the e-cigarette market in the U.S., thanks ...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon is opening a new brick-and-mortar store in NYC featuring its best sellers
Amazon is expanding its brick-and-mortar footprint with a new kind of store, the company announced this afternoon. On Thursday, the retailer will open an “Amazon 4-Star” store in New York,...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch At Oculus Connect keynote, original co-founders absent onstage
As Facebook execs took to the stage during the opening keynote for the company’s VR-focused Oculus Connect 5 conference, one thing was clearly missing, the founding team that had built the virtu...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch FCC cracks the whip on 5G deployment against protests of local governments
The FCC is pushing for speedy deployment of 5G networks nationwide with an order adopted today that streamlines what it perceives as a patchwork of obstacles, needless costs, and contradictory regulat...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Star Wars: Vader Immortal is a virtual reality game coming in 2019
Few properties seem better suited to tap VR than Star Wars, if only because… you know, lightsabers. And Lucasfilm knows it. They’ve just announced Star Wars: Vader Immortal a three part, ...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Star Wars: Vader Immortal is a virtual reality series coming in 2019
Few properties seem better suited to tap VR than Star Wars, if only because… you know, lightsabers. And Lucasfilm knows it. They’ve just announced Star Wars: Vader Immortal a three-part, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Farmers Fridge wants to make eating healthy food as easy as getting money from an ATM
Fast, healthy food is one of those concepts that just seems too good to be true. But Farmer’s Fridge, a Chicago-based startup that recently closed a $30 million Series C round led by former Goog...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Bipartisan bill seeks to elevate the federal CIO position
On Wednesday, Texas Rep. Will Hurd and Illinois Rep. Robin Kelly introduced a bipartisan bill that would reorganize how IT is managed throughout the federal government. The bill, the Federal CIO Autho...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Stripe is now valued at $20B after raising another $245M led by Tiger Global
Payments startup Stripe has changed the landscape for how businesses can collect funds online by using a few lines of code, and today the company is announcing that it’s picked up more funding o...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Uber to pay $148 million in data breach settlement
Uber has agreed topay $148 million to settle a data breach thataffected some 57 million customers in 2016. The agreement was with the attorneys general of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Chegg resets 40 million user passwords after data breach
Chegg, a technology giant specializing in textbook rental, has confirmed a data breach affecting some 40 million customers. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said it...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch CollegeHumor unveils Dropout, a subscription service for comedy videos, comics and more
CollegeHumor is getting into the subscription business with a new service called Dropout. Dropout is part of CH Media, the IAC -owned subsidiary that also includes Dorkly, Drawfree and CollegeHumor pr...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Oculus Hybrid Apps let you use 2D & 3D software simultaneously in VR
Oculus showed off the future of working in VR today. Rather than just splaying out 2D software on an infinite desktop, the new Oculus Hybrid Apps system lets you see both 2D screens and 3D models in V...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch YouTubes VR app is coming to Oculus Go
For a while, the best thing Google Daydream had going for it was YouTube, the platform has had a ton of 360 content on it but has been unavailable on Facebook’s Oculus Go headset. At the company...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Soviet camera company Zenit is reborn!
If you’re familiar with 20th century Soviet camera clones you’ll probably be familiar with Zenit. Created by Krasnogorsky Zavod, the Nikon/Leica clones were a fan favorite behind the Iron ...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Oculus mobile app will now let users remote install PC games
Having to deal with using a PC is honestly the worst part about dealing with virtual reality. The same goes for having to wait for lengthy installs of big VR game downloads. Today at its Oculus Connec...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Uber commits $10 million to sustainable transportation
Uber is putting $10 million behind sustainable transportation over the next three years. As part of the fund, Uber is donating $250,000 to SharedStreets, a non-profit organization focused on creating ...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Facebooks newest VR headset, Oculus Quest, ships in the spring for $399
Opening up the Oculus Connect 5 keynote with some announcements, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that its newest headset, called Oculus Quest, will be released in the spring of 2019 at a $399 p...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Oculus VR content will be forward-compatible with its future headsets
Oculus doesn’t want to deter developers by making their games and content obsolete when the next version of Rift comes out. So today at the Oculus Connect 5 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerb...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Product Hunt Radio: Finding the worlds lost Einsteins and putting an end to aging
In this episode of Product Hunt Radio I’m joined by two incredible people, Laura Deming and Daniel Gross, that have accomplished more before the age of 30 than most people have realized in a lif...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Tech and ad giants sign up to Europes first weak bite at fake news
The European Union’s executive body has signed up tech platforms and ad industry players to a voluntary Code of Practice aimed at trying to do something about the spread of disinformation online...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch In Senate hearing, tech giants push lawmakers for federal privacy rules
Another day, another hearing of tech giants in Congress. Wednesday’s hearing at the Senate Commerce Committee with Apple, Amazon, Google and Twitter, alongside AT&T and Charter, marked the l...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Uber changes its disaster response playbook
Uber is taking a page out of the federal government’s disaster response handbook. The ride-hailing company is centralizing how it responds to disasters, whether it’s flooding in North Caro...
04:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Crypto mining giant Bitmain reveals heady growth as it files for IPO
After months of speculation, Bitmain — the world’s largest provider of crypto miners — has opened the inner details of its business after it submitted its IPO prospectus with theStoc...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch A new way to explain neural networks
Also known as deep learning, neural networks are the algorithmic constructs that enable machines to get better at everything from facial recognition and car collision avoidance to medical diagnoses an...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Dishs AirTV Player can now record two shows at once
Dish today is launching a new dual-tuner adapter for $29 that will allow AirTV Player owners to watch one live TV channel and record another, or record two channels at once. The option to bundle an Ai...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Daimler names new CEO to lead push into electric, autonomous vehicles
Daimler said Wednesday that Dieter Zetsche is stepping down as CEO and will be replaced by a long-serving executive who has most recently been leading the automaker’s research and development ef...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Ex-Google scientist raises Project Dragonfly concerns in Senate letter
In a letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, former Google research scientist Jack Poulson details why he stepped down from the company in late-August. The note, sent e...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch AMCs MoviePass competitor hits 380K users in 3 months, will increase U.S. attendance
As MoviePass flounders and runs out of cash, AMC’s competitive offering, AMC Stubs A-List, is scaling up quickly. The theater chain announced this morning the service is growing faster than anti...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch AMCs MoviePass competitor hits 380K users in 3 months, will increase US attendance
As MoviePass flounders and runs out of cash, AMC’s competitive offering, AMC Stubs A-List, is scaling up quickly. The theater chain announced this morning the service is growing faster than anti...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Meet 13 startups launching out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
Today, a new crop of startups is launching out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator. This marks the 15th ERA class, the past 14 classes comprising 165 startups with a combined market capitaliza...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Plex kills off support for Cloud Sync, Plugins and bookmarking features
Plex is continuing to streamline its software by shutting down features that weren’t broadly adopted or all that functional. The company says it will soon sunset a handful of options in its medi...
01:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Sony is finally opening Fortnite cross-play on the PS4
Cross-play has been one of the biggest selling post for Fortnite, allowing players to engage in the battle royale, regardless of platform. There has, however, been one major holdout until now. While ...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Watch this tiny robot crawl through a wet stomach
While this video shows a tiny robot from the City University of Hong Kong doing what amounts to a mitzvah, we can all imagine a future in which this little fellow could stab you in the kishkes. This w...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch GoPros stock price opens over 10% on stock upgrade
GoPro’s stock price is on a bit of rebound this morning. The stock opened at $7.36, up from its previous close of $6.62, and is continuing to climb on news that Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwi...
01:31 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch WhatsApp founder, Brian Acton, says Facebook used him to get its acquisition past EU regulators
WhatsApp founder, Brian Acton, who left Facebook a year ago — before going on to publicly bite the hand that fed him, by voicing support for the#DeleteFacebook movement(and donating$50M to alter...
01:31 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch SenseHawk, drone analytics for the solar industry, takes flight with $2M investment
The consumer market is just the tip of the iceberg for drones, which have the potential to deploy across a range of different industry verticals such as construction oragriculture. That’s the pr...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Inside Facebook Stories quest for originality amidst 300M users
There’s a secret Facebook app called Blink. Built for employees only, it’s how the company tests out new video formats its hoping will become the next Boomerang or SuperZoom. They range fr...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Circle launches its stablecoin
When Circle raised its $110 million funding round, the company used this opportunity to talk about its stablecoin USD Coin, or USDC for short. And you can now buy, sell and send USD Coins on Circle T...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Putting the Pentagon $10B JEDI cloud contract into perspective
Sometimes $10 billion isn’t as much as you think. It’s true that when you look at the bottom line number of the $10 billion JointEnterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, it...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa is reported down across Europe
Reports are coming in that Amazon’s Alexa service is down in parts of UK, Spain, Germany and Austria. According to Down Detector and Twitter, the problem started surfacing around 8am local time ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch How to livestream todays Oculus Connect 5 keynote online and in VR
Virtual reality is largely an expensive hobby for Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg today, but the company hopes that within the decade, it can build out an entire VR empire for the social media gi...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Cloudflare partners with Microsoft, Google and others to reduce bandwidth costs
Say hello to the Bandwidth Alliance, a new group led by Cloudflare that promises to reduce the price of bandwidth for many cloud customers. The overall idea here is that customers who use both Cloudfl...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch CrunchMatch for all at Disrupt Berlin 2018
Verbinden wie nie zuvor! Very roughly translated that means “connect like never before.” If youre planning to attendDisrupt Berlin 2018on November 29-30, were happy to tell you that networ...
10:21 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Chinas Didi Chuxing adds more safety features following passenger murder
Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing firm, is rolling out new security systems one month after a female customer was raped and murdered by a driver, the second such fatality on its Hitch s...
10:16 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Google to give Chrome users an opt-out to forced login after privacy backlash
Google has respondedto blowback about a privacy hostile change it made this week, which removes user agency by automating Chrome browser sign-ins, by rowing back slightly — saying it will give u...
10:10 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Instana raises $30M for its application performance monitoring service
Instana, an application performance monitoring (APM) service with a focus on modern containerized services, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series C funding round. The round was led b...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Google launches its group planning feature for Maps
Earlier this year, Google announced its revamped Google Maps, which puts a stronger emphasis on discovery. Some of the features the company announced back then have already launched, including many of...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Sequoia backs Maven, a virtual health clinic for women
Maven has raised a $27 million Series B co-led by Sequoia and Oak HC/FT, bringing its total raised to date to $42 million. ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch 48 hours left to apply as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018
Disrupt Berlin 2018,Europes most exciting tech conference, takes place on November 29-30 and plays host to hundreds of early-stage startups and thousands of attendees. Were talking boundary-pushing fo...
06:32 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch Crypto giant Binance looks to the future with fiat trading and a decentralized exchange
Binance, the one-year-old startup that appeared from nowhere to become the world’s top crypto exchange, is making major moves as it enters the next phase of its business. That includes a plan to...
03:40 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch It looks like Coinbase is preparing to add a lot more cryptocurrencies
Coinbase aspires to be the New York Stock Exchange of crypto, and it is taking a small — but not insignificant – step to offering a lot more cryptocurrencies after it revamped the process ...
01:21 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2018
Techcrunch As Magic Leap preps for its first developer conference, the focus shifts to content
Even as Magic Leap has cleared the milestone of its first hardware release, the augmented reality startup still has big challenges ahead as it aims to entice developers to build the content for its wi...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Mars orbiter spots silent, dust-covered Opportunity rover as dust storm clears
Mars rover Opportunity has been operating on the surface of the Red Planet since 2004, but a dust storm this summer may prove to be the mission's toughest challenges. The enormous storm caked Opportun...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Tinders Swipe the Vote campaign aims to educate young voters and get them to polls
Tinder has partnered up with nonprofit Rock the Vote for a second time, in the hopes of driving young people to the polls through in-app messaging. The company claims a young adult user base where mor...
11:22 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch DoorDash customers say their accounts have been hacked
Food delivery startup DoorDash has received dozens of complaints from customers who say their accounts have been hacked. Dozens of people have tweeted at @DoorDash with complaints that their accounts ...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch See the new iPhones focus pixels up close
The new iPhones have excellent cameras, to be sure. But it's always good to verify Apple's breathless on-stage claims with first-hand reports. We have our own review of the phones and their photograph...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch What to expect from Facebooks big Oculus Connect 5 keynote
The Oculus Connect 5 conference kicks off tomorrow in San Jose where FB and company will let their latest virtual reality efforts loose and attempt to prove to the world at lastthat VR is coming and t...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Protesters call on Salesforce to end contract with border patrol agency
A dozen or so people accompanied by a 14-foot, 800-pound cage gathered in downtown San Francisco Tuesday morning to protest Salesforce’scontract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the ag...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch The new era in mobile
A stagnating mobile app industry eyes automobiles and a driverless future as the path to much needed diversification and exponential revenue growth. ...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Hear from investors at General Catalyst, FirstMark, Shasta at TC Sessions: AR/VR
The worlds of augmented reality and VR theoretically represent a boundless expanse for startups looking to create a new digital future. Realizing that future is the tough part, and doing so while Goog...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Hear from investors at General Catalyst, FirstMark and Shasta at TC Sessions: AR/VR
The worlds of augmented reality and VR theoretically represent a boundless expanse for startups looking to create a new digital future. Realizing that future is the tough part, and doing so while Goog...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Live streams of karate and niche sports are terrifying major sports leagues
Of the 100 most-watched live telecasts in the US in 2005, 14 were sporting events; in 2015, sporting events comprised 93 of the top 100 telecasts. That shift occurred because TV shows are shifting to ...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Big cameras and big rivalries take center stage at Photokina
Photokina is underway in London and the theme of the show is "large." Unusually for an industry that is trending towards the compact, the cameras on stage at this show sport big sensors, big lenses, a...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch The death of once high-flying VC funds
They all started with the best of intentions. Formation 8 talked about bringing “smart enterprise” to the corporate world. Social Capital talked about how to “fix capitalism, and Bin...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Trumps new presidential limo is a beastly take on the Cadillac CT6
The new presidential limousine and an identical one called a “spare” that travels inPresident Donald Trump’s motorcade for added security was spotted this week on the streets of New...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Federal appeals court rules Uber drivers must arbitrate claims
A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to Uber drivers who were suing the company in three separate lawsuits over claims that they were misclassified as independent contractors instead of full-ti...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Qualcomm doubles down on claims that Apple stole chip secrets for Intel
If you happen to crack open that fancy little iPhone XS casing on your new phone, you’ll notice there’s a dwindling amount of Qualcomm chips in there and that they’re increasingly be...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Cody Wilson out as CEO of Defense Distributed
Defense Distributed announced during a press conference in Austin today that Cody Wilson has resigned as CEO. The announcement comes as the 3D-printed firearm activist faces charges of sexually assaul...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Watchdog says face scanning at US airports is plagued with technical problems
A watchdog report has warned that Homeland Security’s face scanning program, designed to track all departing travelers from the U.S., is facing “technical and operational challenges”...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch The Horological Machine 9 puts a rocket on your wrist
If you’ve been keeping up with watchmaker MB&F you’ll be familiar with their Horological Machine series, watches that are similar in construction but wildly differ when it comes to des...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Googles blanket ban of cryptocurrency ads ends next month
Google is rolling back its ban on cryptocurrency advertisements – following a similar move made by Facebook earlier this summer, CNBC reports. Google in March was among the first of the major pl...
03:47 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa skills can now offer one-time-use purchases, like in-game hints or points
Alexa skill developers will now be able to sell “consumables” within their voice apps, aka Alexa skills, Amazon announced this morning. The company says that, starting today, developers in...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Youll now need a subscription to get the best of Microsoft Office
Microsoft released Office 2019for Windows and macOS this week, the latest version of its regular, non-subscription productivity suite. It’s the kind of Office that, ten years ago, you would̵...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch With Mulesoft in fold, Salesforce gains access to data wherever it lives
When Salesforce bought Mulesoft last spring for the tidy sum of $6.5 billion, it looked like money well spent for the CRM giant. After all, it was providing a bridge between the cloud and the on-prem ...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Bleximo raises $1.5M for its quantum computing accelerators
Bleximo, a startup that aims to build ‘quantum accelerators’ — basically quantum-based application-specific integrated circuits — today announced that it has raised a $1.5 mill...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon donates $1M to Wikimedia
Back in March, we asked the question Are corporations that use Wikipedia giving back? The answer was kind of, sort of, with one key exception, noting, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google all contrib...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch That weird nut Pokmon that showed up in Pokmon Go? Its official now.
This past Saturday, something pretty weird happened in Pokmon Go: immediately after the monthly "Community Day" event came to a close, a strange, new, never-before-seen Pokmon showed up. Weirder yet: ...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Tinder in India launches My Move, a Bumble-like feature where women chat first
Tinder in India is now rolling out a new feature that allows women to make the first move. The setting, called “My Move,” is similar to the core feature in rival dating app Bumble, which i...
02:52 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch HPs Tango looks like a book, so you can hide your printer shame
When I was a child I had a fake soda can with a screw off top for hiding change. It wasnt a very effective theft deterrent. For one, no sane person keeps soda cans on a bookshelf. For another, Im not ...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch France records big jump in privacy complaints since GDPR
Another European data protection agency has reported a sharp rise in the numbers of complaints since the EU updated its privacy framework four months ago, whenGDPR came into force, updating regional d...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch New tech uses Wi-Fi to count people through walls
Whether you’re trying to figure out how many students are attending your lectures or how many evil aliens have taken your Space Force brethren hostage, Wi-Fi can now be used to count them all. T...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Salesforce wants to end customer service frustration with Customer 360
How many times have you called into a company, answered a bunch of preliminary questions about the purpose of your call, then found that those answers didn’t make their way to the CSR who ultima...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter says it will now ask everyone for feedback about its policy changes, starting today
Twitter says it’s going to change the way it creates rules regarding the use of its service to also now include community feedback. Previously, the company followed its own policy development pr...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Data.world raises $12M to help Fortune 500 companies close the great data divide
Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Warby Parker and a long list of other startups of the 21st century have appointed C-level employees to roles focused exclusively on data science. These digital-age companies have e...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchats users are surprisingly old and its telling them to vote
Snapchat is a college favorite more than high school phenomenon. Only 20 percent of Snapchat’s US users are under 18, down from 22 percent in 2016 as some of its early adopters have now aged up ...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Chef launches deeper integration with Microsoft Azure
DevOps automation service Chef today announced a number of new integrations with Microsoft Azure. The news, which was announced at Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, focuses on helping e...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Mozillas Firefox Monitor will now alert you when one of your accounts was hacked
Earlier this year, Mozilla announcedFirefox Monitor, a service that tells you if your online accounts were hacked in a recent data breach. All you have to give it is your email address and it’ll...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch LinkedIn steps into business intelligence with the launch of Talent Insights
LinkedIn may be best known as a place where people and organizations keep public pages of their professional profiles, using that as a starting point for networking, recruitment and more — a ser...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Salesforce, AWS expand partnership with secure data sharing between platforms
Salesforce and Amazon’s cloud arm, AWS, have had a pretty close relationship for some time, signing a $400 million deal for infrastructure cloud services in 2016, but today at Dreamforce, Salesf...
11:08 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Facebooks plan to let companies it buys live independently is over
Mark Zuckerberg was quick to realize that Facebook, the largest social network in the world, doesn’t have a monopoly on all users nor can it bank on holding its position as top dog forever. Thus...
10:06 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Snyk raises $22M on a $100M valuation to detect security vulnerabilities in open source code
Open source software is now a $14 billion+ market and growing fast, in use in one way or another in 95 percent of all enterprises. But that expansion comes with a shadow: open source components can co...
09:30 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook sends Sphero robots so classrooms can apply coding education
Program a robotic toy to move and you could be hooked on coding for life. That’s the idea behind Facebook’s newest educational initiative called CodeFWD. It provides online coding tutorial...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Applications for TC Top Picks at Disrupt Berlin 2018 close Friday
If youve even vaguely considered applying to be a TechCrunch Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place on 29-30 November,you need to act now. The application window closes on Friday 28 Septem...
08:42 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Indias budget hotel startup OYO raises $1B for international growth
OYO, the India-based startup that operates a network of budget hotels, has pulled in $1 billion in new funding to grow its business in China and expand into other international markets. The majority o...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Picfair gives every photographer on its marketplace their own store
Picfair, the photo marketplace that competes with Getty and Shutterstock by giving photographers a fairer deal, is adding a major update to its offering today. The London-based startup is launching Pi...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Apply for a Country Pavilion at Disrupt Berlin 2018
On 29-30 November in less than two short months thousands of tech startup founders, investors, innovators and entrepreneurs will make their way to Germany to attend Disrupt Berlin 2018. Its an amazi...
07:17 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Topias Brynne Kennedy to speak on global talent at Disrupt Berlin this November
TechCrunch is returning to Europe with Disrupt Berlin to talk with the best and brightest people in tech from Europe and the rest of the world. In addition to fireside chats and panels, new startups w...
06:44 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Chinese electric scooter startup Niu files for $150M U.S. public offering
Chinese electric scooter startup Niu Technologies has filed for an initial public offering on Nasdaq to raise up to $150 million. In its form, Niu said it is “the largest lithium-ion battery-pow...
06:01 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch BlaBlaCar is on the path to profitability
French startup BlaBlaCar just released some interesting metrics. The company has reached profitability if you look at revenue between January 2018 and today. BlaBlaCar forecasts that 50 million people...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Google CEO Sundar Pichai will reportedly meet with Republican lawmakers this week
Google CEO Sundar Pichai will meet in private with Republican lawmakers on Friday to discuss issues including its work in China and alleged political bias, reports the Wall Street Journal. The meeting...
02:12 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Why Instagrams founders are resigning: independence from Facebook weakened
Facebook promised Instagram autonomy, but reduced it over time leading to today’s bombshell revelation. Eight years after launching Instagram and six years after selling it to Facebook, Instagra...
01:38 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch Car-sharing network Turo expands service in UK
Turo the peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace sometimes referred to as the ‘Airbnb of cars’ is expanding to the UK. And this time, everyday car owners can actually use it. The San Franci...
12:49 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2018
Techcrunch As English burns, Scrabble plays the fiddle adding 300 words like Bitcoin, botnet and emoji
Attention, Scrabble enthusiasts! A whopping 300 new words have been added toMerriam-Webster’s Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, including a few that are sure to satisfy millennials and aggra...
10:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch After extradition to Texas, 3D-printed gunmaker Cody Wilson is out on bail
Last week, afterHatreon creator and 3D-printed gun activist Cody Wilson was charged with the sexual assault of a minor, he managed to evade arrest briefly in Taipei. On Friday, authorities successfull...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch TC Sessions: AR/VR early-bird sale extended to Friday
You heard it here first! Early-bird ticket sales are extended till September 28 for TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR on October 18 at UCLA. Don’t miss out on the biggest savings for this event —...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch MetroPCS is now Metro by T-Mobile
Its been five years since T-Mobile picked up MetroPCS, and now the prepaid service is finally getting a fresh coat of paint. The PCS bit is getting the old heave ho, while the brands owners are lettin...
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch You can play Altos Adventure on your Mac now
Everyone’s favorite endless, serene snowboarding game just made the leap from mobile to the Mac App Store. Available now for $9.99, Alto’s Adventure for Mac is a desktop port of the side-s...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Mike Curtis, Airbnbs VP of engineering, is leaving
Airbnb’s head of engineering will leave the company before the end of 2018 to pursue other projects and focus on his family. The news was first reported by The Information and later confirmed to...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite today
Microsoft is hosting its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida this week. And although Ignite isn’t the household name that Microsoft’s Build conference has become over the course of the l...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Technology doesnt have to be disposable
Dust off your old Bose 501 speakers. New devices are coming that will give traditional audio equipment a voice. Amazon recently announced a mess of new Echo devices and among the lot are several small...
08:06 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Zoho pulled offline after phishing complaints, CEO says
Zoho.com was pulled offline on Monday after the company’s domain registrar received phishing complaints, the company’s chief executive said. The web-based office suite company, which provi...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch iPhone XS Max is reportedly dramatically outselling the XS
According to some early numbers from Apple analyst extraordinaire, Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone Max XS is currently running laps around its smaller counterpart. In a note posted by MacRumors, Kuo suggeste...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Sleep Cycle adds snore detection to its sleep-tracking Android app
Sleep-tracking app Sleep Cycle is bringing a new feature to its Android app to help snoring users track the sleep effects of their rather loud ailment. Sleep Cycle is a great little app that helps you...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch BloomThat pauses on-demand flower services
Following an acquisition by FTD Companies earlier this year for a reportedly small amount of cash, on-demand flower service BloomThat is pausing its services as it works “to figure out how to be...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Alaska Airlines is trying to make VR part of its first class experience
When it comes to public areas where you are most free to surrender self-awareness and self-consciousness, lounging on a multi-hour airline flight is probably prime territory. Coincidentally, it’...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Alaska Airlines is trying to make VR part of its first-class experience
When it comes to public areas where you are most free to surrender self-awareness and self-consciousness, lounging on a multi-hour airline flight is probably prime territory. Coincidentally, it’...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Heres everything Google announced today at its Future of Search event
Google has changed a lot in 20 years. What started as an index of “just” a few million pages is now reaching into the hundreds of billions; what was once a relatively simple (if very cleve...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch China splits the internet while the U.S. dithers
There are few stories as important right now as the internet being ripped asunder by the increasing animosity between the U.S. and China. Eric Schmidt, the former chairman of Alphabet, said last week ...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Google and Yandex may collaborate on a real-time blacklist of all known pirated works
A meeting on the status of anti-piracy efforts at search engines has produced a collaborative approach to better addressing the issue of pirated works appearing in search results. An international col...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart is betting on the blockchain to improve food safety
Walmart has been working with IBM on a food safety blockchain solution and today it announced it’s requiring that all suppliers of leafy green vegetable for Sam’s and Walmart upload their ...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat lets you take a photo of an object to buy it on Amazon
See, snap, sale. In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy. Today Snapchat announced it’s slowly rol...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Mode raises $3M Series A to put sensor data in the cloud
True Ventures has led the $3 millionround for Mode, a real-time database that gives companies instant access to sensor data.GigaOm founder and True Ventures partner Om Malik has joined the startupR...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch VWs Porsche drops diesel for good
Porsche will no longer make diesel-powered vehicles, opting instead to invest more money into electric and hybrid technology, the company said over the weekend. Porsche has never been as committed to ...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Google Lens is coming to Google Image Search to help you figure out what youre seeing
At a small press event in San Francisco today, Google dropped a mention of a big new feature on the way: Google Lens support is coming to Google Image Search. For the unfamiliar, Google Lens (previous...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Match Group responds to Bumble lawsuit: This has no substance
News broke this morning that Bumble would be taking Tinder parent company, Match Group, to court. Its lawsuit alleges thatMatch Group fraudulently obtained trade secrets, publicly disparaged Bumble, a...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Stripe is testing cash advances, following Square and PayPals moves into business finance
Stripe, the fast-growing payments startup that is now worth over $9 billion, is working on a new product to help it fill out some of the gaps in its product suite as it bids to become the go-to financ...
05:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch The Surface Go is the laptop of the year
As a nearly constant traveler I’ve been looking for something like the Surface Go all my life. I’ve lugged around everything from massive ThinkPads to iPad Pros and I’ve always found...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch macOS Mojave is now available
Enjoy reading lots of words about new operating systems? Good news! There are plenty of those here. Enjoy actually downloading and running said new operating systems? Gooder news! macOS 10.14 Mojave i...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch macOS 10.14 Mojave review
Against my better judgement and repeat warnings from those who knew better, I went ahead and installed Mojave on my work computer the first chance I got. Sure, there were certain standard beta bugs an...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch License caps and CCTV among ride-hailing rule changes urged in report to UK govt
Uber and similar services could be facing caps on the number of licenses for vehicles that can operate ride-hailing services in London and other UK cities under rule changes being recommended to the g...
04:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Slack acquires Astro to conquer email
Slack announced today that it has acquired Astro, the Bay Area startup behind email assistant, Astrobot. The deal, which marks Slacks largest to date, will go a ways toward helping the popular enterpr...
04:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Security researcher claims macOS Mojave privacy bug on launch day
A security researcher has claimed a new vulnerability in the latest version of macOS just hours before the software is due to be released. Patrick Wardle, chief researcher officer at Digita Security,...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Sony is bundling Red Dead Redemption 2 with a 1TB PlayStation 4 Pro
Considering it’s been eight years since Red Dead Redemption came out, it’s no surprise that fans of the franchise are ravenous for the next installment of the game, which launches October ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch FabFitFun expands its video reach with a new experiment in live programming
The Los Angeles-based women’s subscription box and media business FabFitFunis expanding its video catalog with the launch of new live programming set to coincide with the launch of its latest se...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook expands its video Ad Breaks to 21 new countries
Facebook Ad Breaks, the social network’s pre-roll and mid-roll video ads, are launching in 21 new countries. Facebook announced that Ad Breaks were generally available last month in five countri...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Apple closes its $400M Shazam acquisition and says the music recognition app will soon become ad free
Last year, we broke the news that Apple was buying the music recognition startup and app Shazam for about $400 million, and nearly one year later, the deal has finally closed. Today, Apple announced t...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Hulu is first to live stream TV to Amazons Echo Show
Amazon’s Echo Show will apparently also work like a little TV, not just a visual interface for Alexa and her many apps. When the newly announced 10-inch HD screen Echo Show begins shipping next ...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Adobe introduces AI assistant to help Analytics users find deeper insights
Adobe Analytics is a sophisticated product, so much so that users might focus on a set of known metrics at the cost of missing key insights. Adobe introduced an AI-fueled virtual assistant called Inte...
02:12 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Bumble serves countersuit to Match Group, says its pursuing an IPO
Bumble is officially serving the papers in the suit against Tinder parent, Match Group. Bumble had said in March it was filing a suit of $400 million against Match Group for fraudulently obtaining tra...
02:12 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Bumble is taking Match Group to court, says its pursuing an IPO
Bumble is officially serving the papers in the suit against Tinder parent, Match Group. Bumble had said in March it was filing a suit of $400 million against Match Group for fraudulently obtaining tra...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch UberEats UK couriers striking over pay changes
Groups of UberEats couriers are continuing to strike over pay and calling for a minimum 5 per delivery fee. Several strikes have been reported in London over the past few days, as well as other UK cit...
01:49 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft, SAP and Adobe take on Salesforce with their new Open Data Initiative for customer data
Microsoft, SAP and Adobe today announced a new partnership: the Open Data Initiative. This alliance, which is a clear attack against Salesforce, aims to create a single data model for consumer data th...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Security experts say Chrome 69s forced login feature violates user privacy
A new feature in the latest version of Google Chrome that logs users into the browser when they sign in to a Google site has come under fire. Until recently, it was the user’s choice to log-in t...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Watch this self-solving Rubiks cube march its way across a table
This wild, 3D-printed self-solving Rubik’s cube is amazing. To make it work, a Japanese inventor used servo motors and Arduino boards to actuate the cube as it solves itself. Sadly, there isn...
01:12 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Zencargo raises a Seed Plus round led by Londons LocalGlobe to tackle global freight
International shipping has changed little in the last century – its slow and opaque, with many processes carried out manually and on paper. Most supply chain teams still rely on phone calls and ...
01:02 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Salesforce partners with Apple to roll deeper into mobile enterprise markets
Apple and Salesforceare both highly successful, iconic brands, who like to put on a big show when they make product announcements. Today, the two companies announced they were forming a strategic part...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts Quantum Development Kit adds a chemical simulation library
During last September’s Ignite conference, Microsoft heavily emphasized its quantum computing effortsand launched both its Q# programming language and development kits. This year, the focus is o...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft Azure gets new high-performance storage options
Microsoft Azure is getting a number of new storage options today that mostly focus on use cases where disk performance matters. The first of these is Azure Ultra SSD Managed Disks, which are now in pu...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service
Ross Lipson, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the on-demand marijuana and cannabis delivery service,Dutchie,had thought he was done with the online delivery business. Instead, he’s ...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft hopes enterprises will want to use Cortana
In a world dominated by Alexa and the Google Assistant, Cortana suffers the fate of a perfectly good alternative that nobody uses and everybody forgets about. But Microsoft wouldn’t be Microsoft...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft OneDrives on-demand files come to the MacOS Finder
If you live and work in the Microsoft Office ecosystem but often use a Mac, here is some good news: OneDrive Files On-Demand is now available in public preview for MacOS. Files-On Demand was one of th...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts massive Surface Hub 2 whiteboards will launch in Q2 2019
The Surface Hub 2, the successor to Microsoft’s first set of giant Windows 10 touchscreen displays for collaboration, will launch in Q2 2019, the company announced today. Previously, the company...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft updates its planet-scale Cosmos DB database service
Cosmos DB is undoubtedly one of the most interesting products in Microsoft’s Azure portfolio. It’s a fully managed, globally distributed multi-model database that offers throughput guarant...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Roku brings down the cost of 4K streaming with its new Premiere players
Roku is expanding its lineup of streaming media players in an attempt to bring down the cost of 4K-ready devices, and plug every hole in the market. The company announced this morning the launch of tw...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft wants to put your data in a box
AWS has its Snowball (and Snowmobile truck), Google Cloud has its data transfer appliance and Microsoft has its Azure Data Box. All of these are physical appliances that allow enterprises to ship lots...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft Office gets smarter
Microsoft used its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, today to announce a number of new features that are coming to Office 365. Given the company’s current focus on AI, it’s no surpris...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft Teams gets bokeh and meeting recordings with transcripts
If you’ve ever attended a video meeting and wished that the speakers used really expensive cameras and lenses that allowed for that soft classy background blur of a portrait photo, then Microsof...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts SQL Server gets built-in support for Spark and Hadoop
It’s time for the next version of SQL Server, Microsoft’s flagship database product. The company today announced the first public preview of SQL Server 2019 and while yet another update to...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts machine learning tools for developers get smarter
It’s a big day for Microsoft today, which announced a slew of updates across virtually all of its product lines at its Ignite conference today. Unsurprisingly, one theme this year is artificial ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft Azure bets big on IoT
At its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft today announced a plethora of new Internet of Things-focused updates to its Azure cloud computing platform. It’s no secret that the amount...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts new Windows Virtual Desktop lets you run Windows 10 in the cloud
There are plenty of third-party solutions for running a Windows desktop in the cloud, but until now, Microsoft itself seemed hesitant to offer the same kind of user experience. Today, however, the com...
11:57 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch SiriusXM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion
SiriusXM and Pandora have announced acquisition plans before the stock market opens. SiriusXM is offering to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion in stock, or $10.14 per share. Pandora would continue to e...
11:51 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch WhatsApp hires grievance officer to help combat false information in India
Following widespread criticism of the way its service is used to spread false information and news in India, WhatsApp has hired a “grievance officer” for the country. U.S-basedKomal Lahiri...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Yubicos new security keys now support FIDO2
Yubico, the company behind the popular Yubikey security keys, today announced the launch of its 5 Series keys. The company argues that these new keys, which start at $45, are the first multi-protocol ...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch The best games and gear for game night
Hosting an old-fashioned game night is a welcome break from everyones tech dependent lives. Whether you could use party-friendly gear recommendations or ideas for interactive games, weve pulled togeth...
06:13 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Uber and Grab hit with $9.5M in fines over anti-competitive merger
Uber and Grab have been hit with combined fines of $9.5 million after their merger deal was found to have violated Singapore’s anti-competition laws. Grab acquired (and then merged/closed) Uber&...
05:05 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch It sounds like Apples original content is going to be really, really bad
Last year, an investor projected that Apple would be spendingup to $4.2 billionon original content by 2022, but if the reports coming out now about what that content will look like are correct, the co...
04:42 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch Ride-hailing startup Shohoz raises $15M to build the Grab of Bangladesh
Uber may be global but it is very much the alternative in some parts of the world. One such place is Bangladesh — the South Asian country that’s home to 160 million people —where loc...
03:04 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2018
Techcrunch The Markup, a tech-focused investigative news site, raises $20 million from Craigslist founder
Celebrated formerProPublica investigative journalists Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson are launching their newest venture, the investigative nonprofit news organization called The Markup, with help from s...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2018
Techcrunch Our Precious
I’ve long theorized that one’s moral character is inversely proportional to the number of syllables in one’s Starbucks order. (Yes, this is a tech column. We’ll get to that. Ha...
07:30 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2018
Techcrunch Happy anniversary, Android
It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at leas...
07:30 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2018
Techcrunch Happy 10th anniversary, Android
It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at leas...
07:22 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2018
Techcrunch The New York Times sues the FCC to investigate Russian interference in Net Neutrality decision
The ongoing saga over the FCC’s handling of public comments to its net neutrality proposal continues after The New York Times sued the organization for withholding of information that it believe...
06:16 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2018
Techcrunch Beau Willimon shows us the path to Mars in The First
Beau Willimon, the screenwriter and playwright who created Netflix’s “House of Cards”, has turned his attention from Washington, D.C. to outer space in his latest series “The F...
01:19 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2018
Techcrunch Airbnb wants to give its hosts equity in its business
Airbnb wants to give the homeowners who power its service the opportunity to own a piece of its business. That’s why, as Axios reports, the $31-billion-valued company has written to the SEC to a...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, September 23, 2018
Techcrunch Toyotas autonomous mobility lead to speak at Startup Battlefield MENA
Hard to believe, but Startup Battlefield MENA is just over a week away. Weve got some of the top founders and investors in the region speaking, including Magnus Olsson of Careem, Imad Kreidieh of Oger...
12:36 am GMT - Sun, September 23, 2018
Techcrunch Swiping right on virtual relationships
Sextech entrepreneur and advocate Bryony Cole is planning for a future when entire relationships exist in virtual reality....
09:18 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2018
Techcrunch White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not official
A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Wal...
06:48 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2018
Techcrunch Cinematic train wreck, The Room, is now on YouTube in its entirety
The Roomhas been ranked with Plan 9 From Outer Spaceas a strong contender for the “best” worst movie ever made— and it’s now available in its entirety on YouTube. Written, dire...
06:33 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2018
Techcrunch Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky
Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Century Fox for the UK's Sky, a final step in what's been a years-long takeover battle between the two media conglomerates....
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2018
Techcrunch Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018
Many corporations are pinning their futures on their venture investment portfolios. If you cant beat startups at the innovation game, go into business with them as financial partners.Though many techn...
05:31 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2018
Techcrunch Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs
Singapore Blockchain Week happened this past week. While there have been a few announcements from companies, someof the most interesting updates have come from regulators, and specifically, the Moneta...
05:25 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2018
Techcrunch Fintech startups: Apply to exhibit for free as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018
Fintech promises to be one of the hottest topics at Disrupt Berlin 2018, and you can take that to the banksee what we did there? On 29-30 November thousands of attendees will descend on Berlin, and wh...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2018
Techcrunch Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid
This week Facebook has launched a major new product play, slotting an algorithmic dating service inside its walled garden as if that’s perfectly normal behavior for an ageing social network. Ins...
04:45 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2018
Techcrunch Understanding Renaud Laplanches next Upgraded act
Renaud Laplanche spent ten years building LendingClub. In the process, he created an industry from scratch. Circumventing conventional banking channels for consumer credit began in 1996 when Chris Lar...
01:35 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2018
Techcrunch A Lime scooter rider died this morning in Washington, D.C., marking the second fatality this month
Lime, the 18-month-old, San Francisco-based company whose bright green bicycles and scooters now dot cities throughout the U.S., launched a pilot program in Tacoma, Washington, today, but that tiny vi...
01:35 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2018
Techcrunch A Lime scooter rider died in Washington, D.C., marking the second fatality this month
Lime, the 18-month-old, San Francisco-based company whose bright green bicycles and scooters now dot cities throughout the U.S., launched a pilot program in Tacoma, Washington, today, but that tiny vi...
10:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Japans Hayabusa 2 mission lands on the surface of a distant asteroid
The coolest mission you haven't heard of just hit a major milestone: the Japanese Hayabusa 2 probe has reached its destination, the asteroid Ryugu, and just deployed a pair of landers to its surface. ...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Mithril Capital Management, cofounded by Ajay Royan and Peter Thiel, is leaving the Bay Area
From its glass-lined offices in San Francisco’s leafy Presidio national park, six-year-old Mithril Capital Management has happily flown under the radar. Now it’s leaving altogether and rel...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch VCs say Silicon Valley isnt the gold mine it used to be
In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has ...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla
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06:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter says bug may have exposed some direct messages to third-party developers
Twitter said that a “bug” sent user’s private direct messages to third-party developers “who were not authorized to receive them.” The social media giant began warning us...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram denies its building Regramming. Heres why itd be a disaster
Instagram tells me Regramming, or the ability to instantly repost someone else’s feed post to your followers like a retweet, is “not happening”, not being built, and not being tested...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Early-bird tickets close today, 9/21
TC Sessions: AR/VR on October 18 at UCLA is gearing up to be a great show. Early-bird sales end after today, September 21. Don’t miss out on the biggest savings for this event — book your ...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Interiors startup Clippings raises $15.4M Series B with Advance Venture Partners
Back in April we saw that eporta, a London-based B2B interiors marketplace startup, had raised $8 million in a Series A funding round led by US investor Canvas Ventures. Eport has digitized the catalo...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch opens trading on NYSE at $27, a pop of 35 percent
It’s been a strong year for tech IPOs so far, and it looks like today’s debut of Farfetch — a UK-based shopping site for luxury fashion — is on trend, so to speak. The company ...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch closes at $28.45, up 42% on its first day of trading on NYSE
It’s been a strong year for tech IPOs so far, and it looks like today’s debut of Farfetch — a UK-based shopping site for luxury fashion — is on trend, so to speak. The company ...
03:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch On-demand trucking app Convoy raises $185M at $1B valuation
CapitalG, the growth equity arm of Alphabet, has led the $185 million round in Convoy, its first investment in the Seattle-based tech-enabled trucking network. The round brings Convoy’s total ra...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Trumps new cyber strategy eases rules on use of government cyberweapons
The Trump administration’s new cyber strategy out this week isn’t much more than a stringing together of previously considered ideas. In the 40-page document, the government set out its pl...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Eventbrite goes public, and everyone else is raising hella money
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we worked with an (excellent) skeleton crew. Our own Connie Loi...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing
23andMe, IBM and now uBiome is the next tech company to jump into the lucrative multi-billion dollar drug discovery market. The company started out with a consumer gut health test to check whether you...
08:24 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Eight Roads Ventures targets Southeast Asia deals
Eight Roads Ventures, the investment arm of financial giant Fidelity International, is moving into Southeast Asia where it sees the potential to plug the later stage investment gap. The firm has funds...
06:24 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon makes offline retail push in India
Amazon unleashed a flurry of new products this week at a U.S. press event, but halfway across the world, it is getting deeper into physical retail in the Indian market. The U.S. e-commerce giant is bu...
01:09 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2018
Techcrunch AdGuard resets all user passwords after account hacks
Popular ad-blocker AdGuard has forcibly reset all of its users’ passwords after it detected hackers trying to break into accounts. The company said it “detected continuous attempts to logi...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Cleo, the digital assistant that replaces your banking apps, picks up $10M Series A led by Balderton
When Cleo, the London-based “digital assistant” that wants to replace your banking apps, quietly entered the U.S., the company couldn’t have expected to be an instant hit. Many bette...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Watch how Tesla Model 3 earned NHTSAs top safety rating
The Tesla Model 3 has had its share of struggles, fromCEO Elon Musk’s well-documented production hell to more recent logistic “nightmares” that have slowed deliveries to customers. T...
10:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Audible brings its audiobook library to the Apple Watch
Didnt get your fill of Amazon news among the 70 or so announcements at todays Alexa event? Good news, Audibles got something to add to the deluge. The Amazon-owned audiobook site just announced the av...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Scientists have moved one step closer to RNA editing, which could be the next stage of CRISPR
Researchers at the prestigiousSalkInstituteare reporting that they have managed to map the molecular structure of a CRISPR enzyme that could allow scientists to more precisely manipulate functions wit...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch uBeam wireless powers CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot
After repeatedly missing self-imposed deadlines for progress on its wireless charging-at-a-distance phone case, uBeam’s CEO Meredith Perry has decided to shift out of the CEO position and into a...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Echo HomePod? Amazon wants you to build your own
One of the bigger surprises at todays big Amazon event was something the company didnt announce. After a couple of years of speculation that the company was working on its own version of the HomePod a...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon introduces APL, a new design language for building Alexa skills for devices with screens
Along with the launch of the all-new Echo Show, the Alexa-powered device with a screen, Amazon also introduced a new design language for developers who want to build voice skills that include multimed...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Googles fingerprints were all over todays Amazon event
Hidden amongst the 70 or so announcements Amazon made at todays big Alexa event was one key hidden presence. Googles offerings loomed large over much of the news flowing out from the big event. Its ea...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch The long list of new Alexa devices Amazon announced at its hardware event
Everyone’s favorite trillion-dollar retailer hosted a private event today where they continued to exercise their highly-strategic approach to hardware where they just throw everything at the wal...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons new Echo Dot, up close and hands-on
If the Echo Show was the Amazon device most desperately in need of a makeover (please and thank you), the Dot was certainly a close second. After all, while the cheapest (and best selling) Echo device...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Adobe gets its company, snaring Marketo for $4.75 billion
A week ago rumors were flying that Adobe would be buying Marketo, and lo and behold it announced today that it was acquiring the marketing automation company for $4.75 billion. It was a pretty nice re...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Facebooks Camera AR platform head is coming to TC Sessions: AR/VR
Augmented reality has the potential to change how we interact with the internet, as these technologies scale you can certainly bet that Facebook is going to be looking to shape what’s possible. ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch As tasks wane, skills rise
The way we work is changing. People possess the innate ability to innovate and evolve in the jobs that they do, and new technologies -- from the wheel to steam power and artificial intelligence -- hav...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Hulu is making a new season of Veronica Mars
It’s official: Hulu is reviving the cult mystery series “Veronica Mars”. The show originally ran from 2004 to 2007 on UPN and the CW, with the titular high school sleuth played by Kr...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons new Echo Show up close and hands-on
The Show was far and away the Echo product most in need of a makeover. The original device, introduced two years back, was far more concerned with function than form. That, of course, is in line with ...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons Alexa is coming to Sony smart TVs and Lenovo Smart Tabs
Amazon wants Alexa to interact with as many people as possible, including the ability to show them things. And that means freeing the virtual assistant from the confines of Amazon’s screen-suppo...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Eventbrites IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can
Eventbrite is having one hell of a debut on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Shares of the ticketing startup, founded back in 2006, have shot up over 50% in trading on the NYSE. After pricing...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Up close with Amazons $60 Alexa Microwave
Amazon was quick to note at todays event that not all that much has been done to update the microwave for the 21st century. While thats probably a pretty fair criticism of the ubiquitous home applianc...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Delta to start scanning faces at airport check-in
Delta will later this year roll out facial recognition at its terminal at Atlanta International Airport for anyone traveling on an international flight. The airline said the biometric facial scanning ...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Cluep, a Canadian startup that raised just $500k, acquired for $40M
Everyone lovesa tale of a bootstrapped startup founder’s journey to an eight-figure exit. The team at Toronto-based Cluep have a good one. The founders of theadtech startup raised less than $500...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons Alexa can now act on hunches about your behavior
Amazon’s big hardware event isn’t all about hardware although there is plenty of that, too. Amazon also talked about how it’s making its virtual assistant Alexa smarter and more int...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch First Look at Amazons Fire TV Recast, a new device to record live TV, stream it anywhere
Amazon this morning introduced a new device called the Fire TV Recast that allows you to watch and record live TV via a connected digital antenna and stream the content anywhere both inside and outsid...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Echo Auto brings Alexa to cars
As Amazon noted at todays event, the company has already been working with a number of car companies to bring Alexa to vehicles. There are already a number of high-profile partners, including Toyota, ...
06:04 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon intros a new Echo Show with built-in smart home hub
Todays Amazon event is full of surprises, but you could have predicted this one from a mile away. The Echo show is a couple of years old now, and honestly, the hardware was never really that spectacul...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon shows off a new $180 Ring Stick Up Cam
Among the slew of devices Amazon announced this morning is a new Ring Stick Up Cam – stick up, because it’s designed to go anywhere. (And is not, apparently, a reference to being robbed at...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa Guard turns Echo products into security devices
Heres another unexpected surprise, as the hardware announcements have started coming fast and furious. Alexa Guard is a home security device that integrates with existing Echos. When the users is away...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon launches an Echo Wall Clock, because Alexa is gonna be everywhere
Amazon keeps rolling out new Alexa devices this morning, with the launch of a new Alexa device – in a clock. Yes, there’s now an Echo Wall Clock available that has Alexa voice capabilities...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon launches an Alexa microwave with built-in popcorn Dash button
One of the weirder rumors ahead of today’s Amazon event has come to fruition. The company’s attempting to make a big push into home appliances, so it’s leading the way with its very ...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon updates the Echo Plus so it can control the smart home when the internet goes down
Amazon today is giving its premium smart home-ready Echo Plus device a notable update. The device, which includes a smart home hub built into the Echo, is now getting a new fabric design, and a temper...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon launches an Alexa Smart Plug
Amazon wants to make it easier to set up your smart home. Today, the company introduced a new Smart Plug device that brings Alexa’s voice control capabilities to anything you want to control ...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class
Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reser...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon introduces a new subwoofer and amp for the Echo line
The Echo Sub isnt quite a HomePod competitor, but its pretty darn close. In fact the the Amazon-made subwoofer actually looks a far bit like Apples high-end smart speaker. But the device is actually d...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon introduces the Echo Input, its first Echo without a speaker
Amazon today introduced a new product it’s calling the Echo Input. This is a very thin, tiny version of the Echo Dot – and the first Alexa device without a speaker. The idea here is to off...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon refreshes its best-selling Echo Dot
The first big piece of hardware news at todays Amazon event is a long-awaited refresh to the Echo Dot what the company calls the best selling speaker, ever. The new product features a fully refreshed...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon FreeTime for Alexa adds routines, kids podcasts and audiobooks
Amazon today announced it’s rolling out new features for its FreeTime service for parents and children, which recently started working with Alexa,allowing parents to control children’s exp...
05:14 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa learns how to whisper
Todays big Amazon event was all about the hardware, but Amazon kicked things off with a few extra tricks. Among the cooler features rolling out for the smart assistant in the coming weeks is improved ...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Social Capital will no longer raise outside capital
Former Facebook executive turned venture capitalist ChamathPalihapitiya announced this morning that his firm, Social Capital, would no longer raise outside capital. The firm will transition into a tec...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram may divide hashtags from captions to end overhashing
Geofenced sharing, Quiz stickers, Stories Highlight stickers, and a separate interface for adding hashtags to posts are amongst a slew of new features Instagram has prototyped or is now testing. The l...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Lunewave is pitching a new sensor offering better vision for autonomous vehicles
The investment arms of BMW and the Chinese search technology giant, Baidu, along with a large original equipment manufacturer for the auto industry and a slew of technology investors have all come tog...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Apple Watch fire face was made with actual fire
With the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple introduced a new, larger display. It now has rounded edges and thinner bezels. And the company took advantage of that display to introduce new fire, water, liquid ...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch AI could help push Neo4j graph database growth
Graph databases have always been useful to help find connections across a vast data set, and it turns out that capability is quite handy in artificial intelligence and machine learning too. Today, Neo...
02:07 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Bird hits 10 million scooter rides
Bird just announced 10 million scooter rides since launching about one year ago. If this story sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because Bird competitor Lime earlier today announced it surpa...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart is putting 17,000 Oculus Go headsets in its stores to help train employees in VR
Workplace training has long been considered one of the key early areas where virtual reality can make a dent in the enterprise. Walmart already made some noise when it announced it would be bringing V...
01:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Vonage acquires cloud-based contact center startup NewVoiceMedia for $350M in cash
More consolidation is afoot in the world of cloud-based voice services. Today, Vonage — once a VoIP pioneer that today offers cloud-based unified communications and other IP services in the busi...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify will now let indie artists upload their own music
Spotify today is taking another step that may make record labels uncomfortable. Fresh off reports that the streaming service iscutting its own licensing deals with independent artists, the company thi...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch GoPro kills the Session camera cube
Three years after its introduction, GoPro is killing its Session camera line. The cute little cube was dropped today after GoPro revealed its latest lineup of Hero7 cameras. GoPro shakes up its entire...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Review: With the Hero7 Black, GoPro looks towards stability
Any story about GoPro’s product line is also a story about the health of the public company and this year that story seems to be a more conservative one with the company’s new flagship dev...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch GoPro shakes up its entire camera line
GoPro delivered a big refresh of its cameras today with a lot of new product names but not quite as many hardware updates as we’ve seen in past updates. The new lineup from GoPro is definitely l...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons announcing new Echo and Fire TV hardware today
Surprise! Amazons holding a big hardware event at its Seattle headquarters, and were here on site, to bring you the news as it breaks. Unlike Apple, Google and the like, the company isnt one for annou...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch WalkMe raises $40M at a $1B valuation for its on-screen guidance technology
Designing for digital interfaces has come a long waysince the first days of the web, but there remains a place for tech that can help navigate us through what are sometimes still bloated or complicate...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch MariaDB acquires Clusterix
MariaDB, the company behind the eponymousMySQL drop-in replacement database, today announced that it has acquired Clusterix, which itself is a MySQL drop-in replacement database, but with a focus on s...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch MariaDB acquires Clustrix
MariaDB, the company behind the eponymousMySQL drop-in replacement database, today announced that it has acquired Clustrix, which itself is a MySQL drop-in replacement database, but with a focus on sc...
11:43 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by years end
Facebook has been singled out for censure by the European Commission’s head of consumer affairs who has warned she’s running out of patience and said the company needs to make additional c...
11:43 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook warned to amend ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by years end
Facebook has been singled out for censure by the European Commission’s head of consumer affairs who has warned she’s running out of patience and said the company needs to make additional c...
10:15 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Hear about the keys to local investing at Startup Battlefield Africa with Omobola Johnson and Lexi Novitske
TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is returning to Africa in December, this time in Lagos, Nigeria. We will have a day-long program full of our flagship Battlefield competition highlighting the best start...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Circle wants more women to invest in cryptocurrency
The earliest adopters of Bitcoin — the libertarian anarchist “cypherpunk” crowd — were mostly men. Today, roughly a decade afterSatoshi Nakamoto’s famed white paper was r...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Inside Facebook Dating, launching today first in Colombia
Does deeper data produce perfect matches? Facebook is finally ready to find out, starting today with a country-wide test in Colombia of its Dating feature. It’s centered around an algorithm-powe...
09:07 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Equifax slapped with UKs maximum penalty over 2017 data breach
Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK’s data protection agency for last year’s massive data breach. Albeit, the fine is only 500,000 becau...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Exhibit for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2018
Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place on 29-30 November, and we simply cant wait to see you all there. We always get super stoked about Startup Alley, the Disrupt exhibition hall, where hundreds of innovati...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Lime hits 11.5 million bike and scooter rides
Bike and scooter company Lime recently hit 11.5 million rides,a couple of months after it surpassed six million rides. This milestone comes just 14 months after Lime deployed its first bikes. Today, L...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Liquid Telecom goes long on Africas startups as future clients
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor African experiments with drone technologies could leapfr...
07:27 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Jamie Burke to explain why you should still bet on the blockchain at Disrupt Berlin
Now that your cousin doesnt ask you questions about bitcoin anymore, is it the end of all things blockchain? Maybe it just means that its time to think about innovating at the protocol level and come ...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Curve, the all-your-cards-in-one app, adds zero fees when spending abroad
Curve, the London fintech that lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending, has always faced a slight awareness problem. Even...
05:18 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Meituan-Dianpings IPO off to a good start as shares climb 7% on debut
Meituan-Dianping (3690.HK) enjoyed a strong debut today in Hong Kong, a sign that investors are confident in the Tencent-backed companys prospects despite its cash-burning growth strategy, heavy compe...
03:21 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch VW reimagines the microbus as an all-electric cargo hauler
The slow roll towards electrified vehicles isn’t isolated to passenger cars and SUVs. Manufacturers are investing in commercial vehicles as well everything from school buses and delivery vans t...
02:46 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Indias Livspace raises $70M for its one-stop-shop for interior design
Livspace, an India-based startup that helps consumers manage home renovations and interior design, has pulled in a $70 million Series C deal that’s led byGoldman Sachs and TPG Growth. Existing i...
01:21 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch SparkLabs is launching a cybersecurity and blockchain accelerator program in the US
Investment firm SparkLabs has run accelerator programs across APAC, now it has announced its first that’ll be based on U.S. soil and it’s a cybersecurity and blockchain program that’...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Googles GitHub competitor gets better search tools
Google today announced an update to Cloud Source Repositories, its recently relaunched Git-based source code repository, that brings a significantly better search experience to the service. This new s...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Google brings vulnerability scanning to its Cloud Build CI/CD platform
Google today announced an important update to its Cloud Build CI/CD platform that brings vulnerability scanning to all container images built using the service. Container Registry vulnerability scanni...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Cloud Memorystore for Redis is now generally available
After five months in public beta, Google today announced that its Cloud Memorystore for Redis, its fully managed in-memory data store, is now generally available. The service, which is fully compatibl...
11:36 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Jackrabbot 2 takes to the sidewalks to learn how humans navigate politely
Autonomous vehicles and robots have to know how to get from A to B without hitting obstacles or pedestrians but how can they do so politely and without disturbing nearby humans? That's what Stanford'...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Lime is pissed at San Francisco for denying it an e-scooter permit, claims unlawful bias
Lime is waging a war against theSan FranciscoMunicipal Transporation Agency (SFMTA), claiming that the organization actedwith “unlawful bias” and “sought to punish Lime” when i...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Facing sexual assault charges, 3D-printed gun advocate Cody Wilson evades US authorities
The gun rights activist who waged a very public legal war over the right to freely distribute 3D-printed gun schematics over the internet is facing serious charges that have nothing to do with firearm...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch 18 new details about Elon Musks redesigned, moon-bound Big F*ing Rocket
Although the spotlight at this week’s SpaceX event was squarely on Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa the first paying passenger for the company’s nascent space tourism business Elon Mu...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft now integrates public transit info in app
Lyft has officially entered the public transit space with the launch of Nearby Transit, a feature currently available just in Santa Monica, Calif. This comes just a couple of days after Lyft deployed ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Entrepreneurs: Its time to put corporate VCs back on your short list
The startup media is awash with stories of corporate venture capital prioritizing their own interests over those of their portfolio. While some of these stories may have a basis in truth, its critical...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer
Coinbase has made yet another addition to its C-suite. The cryptocurrency trading platform has hired Brian Brooks, the former executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Fanni...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon launches Scout, a machine learning-powered visual shopping tool
Amazon is experimenting with a new tool called Scout designed to help shoppers better figure out what they want to buy in a more visual fashion, according to a report from CNBC, which first spotted Sc...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Fabricio Bloisis Movile is leading techs charge in Brazil and beyond and hes coming to Startup Battlefield Latin America
In the twenty years since Movile launched its first technology services in 1998, the technology industry in Latin America has exploded. Technology startups have gone from being an afterthought to bein...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk
A security researcher has published details of a vulnerability in a popular cloud storage drive after the company failed to issue security patches for over a year. Remco Vermeulen found a privilege es...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Fitbit targets employers and health plans with Care
When it launched the Versa back in March, Fitbit also announced plans to pivot. While the company will continue to operate in consumer hardware, it’s also shifting much of its focus toward healt...
06:37 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook plans voter drive, partners with Democratic/Republican Institutes
Facebook will push users to register to vote through a partnership with TurboVote, has partnered with the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute non-profits to monitor fo...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch GitLab raises $100M
GitLab, the developer service that aims to offer a full lifecycle DevOpsplatform, today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series D funding round at a valuation of $1.1 billion. The round was...
03:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Einstein Voice gives Salesforce users gift of gab
Salespeople usually spend their days talking. They are on the phone and in meetings, but when it comes to updating Salesforce, they are back at the keyboard again typing notes and milestones, or searc...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Twilio is working toward a 50% female workforce by 2023
Diversity fatigue is a real thing, but that’s not news to Twilio Global Head of Culture & Inclusion LaFawn Davis. What that does mean for her, however, is less talk and more action. Since co...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Marvel superheroes like Loki and Scarlet Witch may get their own streaming shows
It looks like we’re getting more details about the superhero side of Disney’s planned (and apparently still-unnamed) streaming service, thanks to a story in Variety. We already knew that t...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch EU antitrust regulator eyeing Amazons use of merchant data
The European Union’s competition commission is looking into how Amazon uses data from retailers selling via its ecommerce marketplace, Reuters reports. Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestage...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Wove raises $9M to help companies form strategic marketing partnerships
After rebranding earlier this year and scrapping pretty much their whole mobile ads business, Wove, formerly known as TapFwd, has a fresh plan to disrupt the marketing industry. Co-founders Eddie Sieg...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Ghostery revamps its privacy-focused mobile browsers
Ghostery is launching new versions of its browsers for iOS and Android. In fact, Director of Product Jeremy Tillman said this is the first big update to Ghostery’s mobile browsers in several yea...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch iOS 12.1 beta hints at new iPad Pro
iOS 12 is still brand new, but Apple is already testing iOS 12.1 with a developer beta version. Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo found references to a brand new iPad that would support Face I...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Fresh out of Y Combinator, Leena AI scores $2M seed round
Leena AI, a recentY Combinator graduate focusing on HR chatbots to help employees answer questions like how much vacation time they have left, announced a $2 million seed round today from a variety of...
02:22 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Adblock Plus maker has a new taskforce to fight publisher efforts to reinject ads
In the arms race of ad blocking there’s clearly never a dull moment as efforts to block ads are combated by publisher and platform countermeasures trying to fox the blocks. This is why Adblock P...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Hackers have planted credit card stealing malware on local government payment sites
Security firmFireEye has confirmed that a widely used web payment portal used to pay for local government services, like utilities and permits, has been targeted by hackers. Hackers have broken into s...
01:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Google Home Mini was the best-selling smart speaker in Q2
Amazon’s Echo Dot may have been a bestseller on Prime Day, but Google’s Home Mini device is now the top-selling smart speaker worldwide, according to a new report out this morning from Str...
01:29 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Telegram to replace iOS messaging app with Telegram X Swift rebuild
Telegram has announced it will be migrating iOS users of its messaging app to a rebuilt-from-scratch Swift version. It’sbeen running two versions of its app in parallel on iOS and Android during...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Magic Leap Ones first big game is another Angry Birds; heres what its like
Magic Leap promised us a world of dreams, we’re getting Angry Birds. After about a month in the public spotlight, the Magic Leap One is starting to get its first titles. Rovio and Resolution Gam...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Hackers stole customer credit cards in Newegg data breach
Newegg is clearing up its website after a month-long data breach. Hackers injected 15 lines of card skimming code on the online retailer’s payments page which remained for more than a month betw...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Product Hunt Radio: Online communities and the dark side of the web
In the second episode of the new Product Hunt Radio, Im joined by two amazing community-builders based in New York, Anil Dash and Allison Esposito. Anil is the CEO of Glitch, a friendly community wher...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Cloudflare wants internet route leaks to be a thing of the past
Internet outages happen all the time. If it’s not someone cutting through a cable in the street, it’s a massive denial-of-service attack pummeling a pillar of the internet with junk data. ...
11:16 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 in Beirut
Were excited to head to Beirut, Lebanon, on October 3rd for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018. Yes, were bringing our premier startup pitch competition to the Middle East / North Africa, and as...
11:09 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Vezeeta, the leading MENA healthcare startup, secures $12M Series C led by STV
One of the major structural issues in the Middle East is the lack of consistent healthcare across the region. So this market was clearly waiting to be disrupted by technology. In 2011 Vezeeta came alo...
10:32 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch IBM launches cloud tool to detect AI bias and explain automated decisions
IBM has launched a software service that scans AI systems as they work in order to detect bias and provide explanations for the automated decisions being made — a degree of transparency that may...
10:30 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Daimler pours millions into electric bus company Proterra
Proterra has raised$155 million in a funding round co-led byDaimler and Tao Capital Partner, a deal that could transform the school bus market in North America. Until now, Proterra has focused on prod...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Review: Apple Watch Series 4
Roughly two-and-half minutes into my run, the watch kicks in. Theres a haptic buzz on my wrist. It looks like youre working out, the watch face reads. Thats followed by a big, yellow button, suggestin...
09:35 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Waitrose switches up a gear to launch two-hour grocery deliveries in London
Up market UK supermarket chain Waitrose will start trialing two-hour or same day delivery options in certain London postcodes from tomorrow. It’s partnering with CitySprint Group courier deliver...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Twitters former Head of People EMEA joins VC firm Atomico as Partner
Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skypes Niklas Zennstrm, is announcing a number of new hires to its investment team, including new Partner Caroline Chayot, who previously led the ...
07:10 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Tandem CEO will tell you why building a bank is hard at Disrupt Berlin
Challenger banks, neobanks or digital-only banks Whatever we choose to call them, Europe and the U.K. in particular has more than its fair share of bank upstarts battling it out for a slice of the g...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Brotopia inspired OODA Health to raise its $40.5M round only from firms with female partners
OODA Health, a startup developing technology to make the U.S. healthcare payment system more efficient, has raised $40.5 million in a round led by Oak HC/FT and DFJ....
07:00 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Vegan meal delivery startup Allplants is served 7.5M Series A funding
Allplants, a London-based startup that delivers ready-made “plant-based” meals (that’s vegan, to you and me), has raised 7.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by VC firm ...
06:37 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Sony announces the PlayStation Classic, its own mini retro console
If you’re the kind of person who has two beers and regularly launches into the same 20 minute-long ode to the original PlayStation for playing a seminal role in the maturation of gaming as an ar...
04:32 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Google will match up to $1M in donations for Hurricane Florence relief
As cities in Hurricane Florences path deal with its aftermath, Google will match up to $1 million in donations to help with relief efforts. The disasters death toll is currently 35 people and about 34...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Solving the mystery of sleep
Alice Lloyd George Contributor Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology. More posts by this contrib...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Work Insights helps businesses better understand how they work
At an event in Tokyo, Google today announced the launch of Work Insights, a new tool that gives businesses more insights into how their employees use the company’s G Suite productivity tools and...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2018
Techcrunch Google launches new AI initiatives in Japan
It’s no surprise that Google used its Cloud Next 2018 event in Tokyo today — one of a number of international Cloud Next events that follow its flagship San Francisco conference — to...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch TaskRabbit kicks off Canadian expansion
TaskRabbit is kicking off its Canadian expansion in the greater Toronto area before rolling out in Vancouver in October and Montreal sometime in 2019....
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch An Intel drone fell on my head during a light show
It didnt hurt. I thought someone dropped a small cardboard box on my head. It felt sharp and light. I was sitting on the floor, along the back of the crowd and then an Intel Shooting Star Mini drone d...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Committed to privacy, Snips founder wants to take on Alexa and Google, with blockchain
The story could be a harbinger of things to come when voice becomes more and more ubiquitous. After all, Amazon announced the launch of Alexa for Hospitality, its Alexa system for hotels, in June. New...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids
A new research report has raised concerns about how in-home smart devices such as AI virtual voice assistants, smart appliances, and security and monitoring technologies could be gathering and sharing...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch The Punkt MP02 inches closer to what a minimalist phone ought to be
There's an empty space in my heart for a minimalist phone with only the most basic functions. Bad for my heart, but good for a handful of companies putting out devices aiming to fill it. Punkt's lates...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Sen. Harris tells federal agencies to get serious about facial recognition risks
Facial recognition technology presents myriad opportunities as well as risks, but it seems like the government tends to only consider the former when deploying it for law enforcement and clerical purp...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Evernote just slashed 54 jobs, or 15 percent of its workforce
It’s no secret that Evernote, the productivity app that lets people take notes and organize other files from their working and non-work life, has been trying to regain its former footing as one ...
08:07 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Heres what Googles $149 Home Hub smart display will reportedly look like
Google is reportedly getting ready to launch some new hardware at its October 9 hardware event and we just learned a lot more about a new product that might be launching. It was rumored that Google wa...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Amplify Partners locks in $200 million to transform technical founders into people who can actually lead a startup
Sunil Dhaliwal has had a solid run in his 20 years so far as a VC. Just two years out of Georgetown, Dhaliwal landed at Battery Ventures, a highly regarded venture firm. Fifteen years later, in 2012, ...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Kayaks new AR feature will tell you if your carry-on bag fits the overhead bin
Popular travel app Kayak has put augmented reality to clever use with a new feature that lets you measure the size of your carry-on bag using just your smartphone. Its updated iOS app now takes advant...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft launches new AI applications for customer service and sales
Like virtually every other major tech company, Microsoft is currently on a mission to bring machine learning to all of its applications. It’s no surprise then that it’s also bringing ̵...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft is putting HoloLens to work with new Dynamics 365 applications
Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality glasses have always been interesting technology, but it’s never been clear how the company would move from novelty device to actual viable business use cases. To...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendo is offering an exclusive Fortnite bundle with the Switch
Fortnite has taken the world by storm. In fact, the game is so popular that Epic has released versions for PC, Xbox, PS4, iOS, Android and the Nintendo Switch, making the game about as accessible as p...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Old media giants turn to VC for their next act
The Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 eras werent kind to the worlds largest media conglomerates, throwing their business models into question, creating whole new categories of content consumption, and bringing onl...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbase poaches LinkedIns head of data Michael Li
Coinbase continuesto beef up its management team with another new hire in Michael Li, who’s joining the cryptocurrency trading platform as its VP of data. Li spent the last seven years at Linked...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Hulu with Live TV tops a million subscribers
Hulu’s live TV streaming service has hit a milestone number of more than 1 million subscribers. That’s up from the estimated 450,000 CNBC reported at the beginning of the year, and the 800...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Answering its critics, Google loosens reins on AMP project
Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, has been a controversial project since its debut. The need for the framework has been clear: the payloads of mobile pages can be just insane, what with layers and lay...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Apple has finished paying $15 billion European fine
Apple has finished wiring billions of euros to pay back illegal tax benefits to the Irish government according to Reuters. Overall, Apple has paid $15.3 billion (13.1 billion) for the original fine as...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch HQ Trivia teases upcoming Wheel of Fortune-style mobile game
HQ Trivia is gearing up to debut a follow-up to its wildly popular live mobile game show. Called HQ Words, the company announced this morning they’ll release the Wheel of Fortune-style game in O...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch HQ Trivia names new CEO and teases upcoming Wheel of Fortune-style game
HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll, formerly the companys CTO, will take over as CEO. Hes replacing Rus Yusupov, who will now serve as HQs chief creative officer. According to Digiday, who first report...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Peter Thiels argument that Silicon Valley has been brainwashed by higher education is tired
Billionaire VC Peter Thiel has largely flown under the radar since raising his hand to support Donald Trump’s presidential bid, then working with Trump’s administration to fill some of its...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Early-bird sale ends this Friday for TC Sessions: AR/VR in Los Angeles
After Friday, September 21, ticket prices for TC Sessions: AR/VR will jump $100 for the October 18 event hosted at UCLA. Buy your early-bird $99 tickets today before these savings fly the coop! ...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch DOJ launches investigation into Tesla, Elon Musks tweets
Tesla’s stock is down 5 percent this morning after news emerged the U.S. Department of Justice had launched a criminal investigation into CEO Elon Musk’s Aug. 7 tweets about taking the com...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube to shut down standalone Gaming app, as gaming gets a new home on YouTube
YouTube will no longer maintain a separate app targeting gaming and live game streaming, the company announced today. The YouTube Gaming app, which first arrived in 2015, will be sunset sometime next ...
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry
In a world where nothing can be trusted and fake news abounds, ICO and crypto teams are further muddying the waters by trying – and often failing – to pay for posts. While bribes for blogs...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch iRobot i7 initial impressions
After its go around my apartment, the i7+ is still learning. Its fitting sentiment for the new Roomba, which iRobot is positioning as much as a platform as a robotic vacuum. Like a smartphone, its des...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram will promote mid-term voting with stickers, registration info
Facebook is getting ready to purposefully influence the U.S. mid-term elections after spending two years trying to safeguard against foreign interference. Instagram plans to run ads in Stories and fee...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Rent the Runway opens physical store in San Francisco
Rent the Runway,the fashion startup that began as a rental service for special occasions and has since evolved into a service for people also looking to spice up their everyday wear, just opened up it...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Behold Ubisofts gloriously ridiculous Assassins Creed Amazon Echo
The Assassins Creed Odyssey Echo Plus is a limited edition, which will no doubt make fans want the thing that much more. Its a standard Amazon device that Ubisoft dressed up in a Spartan helmet, to be...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Spire Health Tags are now on Apples shelves
Spire’s Health Tags,the dark and tiny devices you stick on your clothes to gather all sorts of health data from your steps, heartbeat and stress levels is now available at your local Apple Store...
03:24 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Maison Me nabs $1M from Googles Assistant fund and more for made-to-order clothes
Amazon’s focus on using its camera-enabled Echo devices to help you figure out what to wear everydayhas highlighted how the tech world sees a big opportunity in building fashion-related tools an...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch State Department confirms data breach exposed employee data
The State Department has confirmed a data breach affecting an unknown number of employees. A spokesperson told TechCrunch that the breach affected “less than 1 percent” of unclassified emp...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons new toolkit helps developers build Echo-connected accessories
Amazon wants developers to build their own Alexa Gadgets. As you may recall, Amazon last year launched its own gadgets – those weird, Bluetooth-connected Echo Buttons – but told us this ye...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch The Gap Table: Women own just 9% of startup equity
Even bigger than the salary gap that sees women earn $.82 on the dollar is the equity gap. A new study from Carta and the ex-Twitter female investor group #Angels reveals that women make up 35 percent...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Illumix raises $8.6M to build more dynamic phone-based AR games
As iOS12 drops, we are again reminded that phone-based AR is on hundreds of millions of phones but we still haven’t seen any big successes built on the new technologies. Illumix is hoping that i...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft hits 1 billion rides a couple of months after Uber hit 10 billion trips
Today marks a big milestone for Lyft — one billion rides. That’s a milestone Uber hit in December 2015. Uber has since grown to 10 billion trips completed — including Eats deliveries...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Framer X design tool steps in the ring with InVision, Adobe, and Sketch
Design tools are becoming increasingly important to just about every brand out there. Today, a new entrant joins the race. Framer X, a revamped version of three-year-old Framer, was founded by Koen Bo...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft deploys electric scooters in Santa Monica
Lyft has launched its electric scooters in Santa Monica, Calif. as part of the city’s pilot program, joining both Bird and Lime, CNET first reported. As part of the pilot program, Lyft can have ...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Googles parental control software Family Link expands to teens
Google’s parental control software for mobile devices, Family Link, will now help parents of teenagers, too. The company announced this morning the addition of new features aimed at parents of c...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Postmates raises another $300M, reportedly valued at $1.2B
On-demand delivery service Postmates announced this morning that it has raised $300 million in additional funding led by Tiger Global Management. While the company’s press release doesn’t ...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook named in suit alleging job ads on its platform unlawfully discriminated against women
Facebook’s ad platform is facing charges that it has enabled gender-based discrimination against millions of women in a class action suit filed on behalf of three female workers and backed by th...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Zumper raises $46M more to take on Zillow and the rest with its apartment rental platform
While the property market in the US appears headed for a slowdown, a startup that’s honing in on rentals is doubling down on growth. Zumper, a San Francisco-based startup that has built an end-t...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch 12 years in, Techstars doubles down on corporate relationships
The goal of any accelerator is to back startups that are reaching exponential growth. Sometimes, though, the accelerator itself hits that inflection point. Techstars, which was founded in 2006, has ex...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Buy tickets for concerts on TV with the new Comcast and Ticketmaster feature
Comcast and Ticketmaster are rolling out a feature to let Xfinity X1 customers search tour dates and begin the ticket buying process directly through their televisions — using voice search on th...
01:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Marketing data startup Singular raises $30M
Singular, a startup working to unify data for marketers, is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding. The company was founded by former Onavo executives, including Gadi Eliashiv, ...
01:34 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Captain Marvel is here to save the 90s in first trailer
Brie Larsons cosmic superhero couldnt have asked for a better setup than Avengers: Infinity War (Caution minor spoilers ahead, naturally). Revealed via Nick Furys (Samuel L. Jackson) period-inappropr...
01:23 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch UiPath lands $225M Series C on $3 billion valuation as robotic process automation soars
UiPath is bringing automation to repetitive processes inside large organizations and it seems to have landed on a huge pain point. Today it announced a massive $225 million Series C on a $3 billion va...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch WayRay raises $80M at a $500M valuation led by Porsche for its holographic AR display tech
The large, legacy car industry has pinned a lot of hopes and dreams on innovative startups to build the next generation of automotive technology, and today the latest chapter in that story was reveale...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Mozillas Firefox Reality web browser is now available
Mozilla’s vision of a VR-first web browser is ready for consumers to download and judge. Firefox Reality is a browser built entirely for virtual reality. While you may have read about desktop Fi...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Symantec offers free anti-spoofing services to US political campaigns and election groups
Symantec is the latest private security company to offer its expertise to vulnerable political targets on the house. Today the company announced that it would extend its “Project Dolphin” ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Cloudflares new one-click DNSSEC setup will make it far more difficult to spoof websites
Bad news first: the internet is broken for a while. The good news is that Cloudflare thinks it can make it slightly less broken. With “the click of one button,” the networking giant said T...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch UBTECH launches a STEM robotics building kit
Here in the States, UBTECH is probably best know for the crazy-walking Star Wars Stormtrooper it released late last year. But the companys been producing robotics toys for long enough to get a vote of...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Indigo raises $250M, launches marketplace to help farmers get paid for quality grain
Indigo, the startup bringing algorithms and machine learning to the agricultural industry, has raised a $250 million Series E, bringing its total raised to $650 million. The funding values the company...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Mabl announces $20 million Series B to bring automated QA to enterprise customers
Mabl, a Boston-based startup from the folks who brought you Stackdriver, wants to change software testing using machine learning, and today it announced a $20 million Series B investment led by GV (fo...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Erectile pharmacy app Roman raises $88M to launch quit smoking kit
Roman is a rocket ship, and I’m not talking about how it sells Viagra and Cialis. Less than a year after launching its cloud pharmacy for erectile dysfunction with $3 million in funding and a fi...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Ostrichpillow Hood, the latest product from Studio Banana, is no joke
I’m not going to lie, when Studio Banana released the original Ostrichpillow back in 2012, despite breaking all Kickstarter records at the time, I thought the whole thing might be an elaborate j...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch On-demand delivery and moving app Dolly hits $1 million in revenue and expands into SF and DC
The Seattle-based on-demand delivery and moving service, Dolly, is rolling out its services in San Francisco and Washington, DC, as it eyes a broader national expansion in the coming months after hitt...
10:55 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Review: iPhone XS, XS Max and the power of long-term thinking
The iPhone XS proves one thing definitively: that the iPhone X was probably one of the most ambitious product bets of all time. When Apple told me in 2017 that they put aside plans for the iterative u...
09:54 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Ultimate.ai nabs $1.3M for a customer service AI focused on non-English markets
For customer service, Ultimate.ai‘s thesis is it’s not humans or AI but humans and AI. The Helsinki- and Berlin-based startup has built an AI-powered suggestion engine that, once trained o...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Instacart expands ALDI partnership
After pilot programs in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Chicago were “overwhelmingly positive,” per Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta’s statement, the grocery delivery service has decided...
08:52 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Divido, the consumer finance platform, scores $15M Series A
Divido, the consumer finance platform that lets you take out credit at the point of purchase to help spread the cost of buying new things, has raised $15 million in Series A funding. Leading the round...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Lower prices and more access at Disrupt Berlin 2018
How much do we love Berlin, home of one of the best international tech communities going? So much that Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place on 29-30 November, is our third time hosting our world-cla...
07:05 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Withings returns from the dead with Steel HR Sport watch
Any time a smaller company is gobbled up by a larger one, you assume the worse. In the case of Nokia buying Withings, thats more or less what happened. First Nokia launched a handful of products under...
06:59 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Google partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to put Android into millions of vehicles
Google will partner with Renault -Nissan-Mitsubishi, the largest auto alliance in the world by vehicle sales, to put Android-based infotainment systems into millions of cars, the companies told Wall S...
05:05 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Ola raises $50M at a $4.3B valuation from two Chinese funds
Ola, the arch-rival of Uber in India, has raised $50 million at a valuation of about $4.3 billion from Sailing Capital, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, and the China-Eurasian Economic Cooperati...
04:54 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Audi partners with Amazon and Electrify America to help kickstart its EV ecosystem
Audi is partnering with e-commerce giant Amazon and VW Group unit Electrify America as the automaker prepares to deliver its first all-electric SUV to U.S. dealerships next year. The Audi e-tron, whic...
04:06 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch How the Audi e-tron compares to the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace
Audi just announced its first production electric vehicle. Called the e-tron, the EV is a mid-size SUV loaded with technology with an unofficial range of over 300 miles. It’s nicely equipped, an...
04:03 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch The Audi e-tron SUV is an electric shot at Tesla
This is the Audi e-tron. The electric SUV seats five, starts at $74,800 and in official Audi testing, experienced a range of well over 300 miles on a charge. The e-tron will hit Audi dealerships in th...
02:58 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons Marvelous Mrs. Maisel wins big at the Emmys
Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dominated the comedy categories at tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards, winning for outstanding comedy series, supporting actress in a comedy s...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Meet Yusaku Maezawa, the first private passenger to take SpaceXs BFR around the moon
Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private citizen to take a flight around the moon in SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket, a 240,000-mile journey slated for as early ...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Africas Jumo raises $52M led by Goldman to bring its fintech services to Asia
Asia’s fintech scene is poised to get a little larger after Jumo, a company that offers loans to the unbanked in Africa, revealed plans to expand into the continent. To get the ball rolling,Jumo...
12:55 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter is bringing back the chronological timeline
Your Twitter prayers are answered! Well, maybe not the prayers about harassment or the ones about an edit tweet button, but your other prayers. Today in a series of tweets, the company announced that ...
12:34 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Trump expands tariffs on China by another $200 billion, threatens more
By this point, you should all know the drill. Another day, another massive tariff from the Trump administration. After rumors the past few weeks that the president was considering expanding tariffs to...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musk extends Teslas free supercharging for life offer
Tesla has been phasing out free unlimited access to its network of fast-chargers for a couple of years now. The last vestige of that program was a referral system that was supposed to expire at midnig...
11:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Apples iBooks revamp, Apple Books, is here
Apple’s new and improved iBooks app, now called Apple Books, has popped up on iPhones across the world today with the release of iOS 12, the software updateavailable to download as of this morni...
11:29 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Congressional bill would improve startup valuations
Late last week, Congress moved one step closer to passing theAmerican Innovation Act of 2018, a bill that would make accounting and tax changes thatwouldlikely increase thevaluationofstartupsin anacqu...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch This is what Americans think about the state of election security right now
A wide-ranging new poll yields some useful insight into how worried the average American feels about election threats as the countrybarrels toward midterms. The survey, conducted by NPR and researcher...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch WHILL raises $45M to help people with disabilities get around airports and other large venues
WHILL, the startup known for creating sleek, high-tech personal mobility devices, announced today that it has closed a $45 million Series C. The funding will be used for expanding into new internation...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Mumford & Sons beware! An AI can now write indie music
A fascinating project called Amadeus Code promises to out-Tay-Tay Tay Tay and out-Bon Bon Iver. The AI-based system uses data from previous musical hits to create entirely new compositions on the fly ...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon reportedly has an Alexa microwave and more on the way
Roughly this time last year, Amazon unleashed a ton of Alexa devices on the world, including the Spot and new Echos. It follows, then, that the companys got something up its sleeve for this year, just...
10:07 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Where to watch tonights Emmy Awards online
It’s the biggest night for television and streaming media services tonight as the stars are gathering to celebrate themselves at the 70th annual Emmy Awards. Tonight’s event at the Microso...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook pilots new political campaign security tools just 50 days before Election Day
Facebook has rolled out a “pilot” program of new security tools for political campaigns just weeks before millions of Americans go to the polls for the midterm elections. The social netwo...
09:49 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Stripe moves into brick-and-mortar payments with Terminal
Stripe is expanding beyond online payments with the launch of a new product for in-person payments at brick-and-mortar stores, called Terminal. The company said Terminal has three main components the...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Not to be overshadowed by the Apple Watch, AliveCor announces a new 6-lead ECG reader
Apple’s announcement last week of a Watch with an FDA-approved ECG reader to track heart health looked to be the undoing of original ECG reader company AliveCor. But, to prove it still has a hea...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon takes on The Honest Company with an exclusive brand of eco diapers, Earth Eden
Last November, Amazon quietly re-entered the diapers market with the launch of its own private label diapers under the Mama Bear brand – its first diaper brand since pulling its Amazon Elements ...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Daily Burn plans a new line of fitness apps, starting with HIIT Workouts
Daily Burn, the online fitness brand owned by IAC, launched a new iPhone app today devoted to the popular workout style known as HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Daily Burn already offers a ge...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Coke eyes cannabis-infused wellness drinks as market for CBD beverages expands
Coca-Cola is looking at pitching cans of cannabis-infused wellness drinks to consumers in the latest bid by a big beverage behemoth to tackle the budding market for potentially potent enhanced potable...
08:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Loot boxes face scrutiny from an international coalition of gambling authorities
The world of online gaming is changing so quickly that players, developers, publishers, and regulators are all scrambling to keep up with each other. Case in point: loot boxes, randomized in-game rewa...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Apple Watch and other hardware reportedly spared by new Trump tariffs
The latest round of Trump administration tariffs is set to affect a number of different industries. At least one category previously expected to be impacted, however, is likely to be spared, according...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram Shopping gets personalized Explore channel, Stories tags
Instagram is embracing its true identity as a mail-order catalog. The question will be how much power merchants will give Instagram after seeing what its parent Facebook did to news outlets that relie...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch British cave rescuer sues Elon Musk for calling him a pedophile
The British diving expert, who Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk called a “pedo guy” in a public attack on Twitter, is striking back. Vernon Unsworth filed a lawsuit Monday in the U.S. Distri...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Surveillance camera vulnerability could allow hackers to spy on and alter recordings
In newly published research, security firm Tenable reveals how popular video surveillance camera software could be manipulated, allowing would-be attackers the ability to view, disable or otherwise ma...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Booms chief test pilot on the thrill and challenge of going supersonic (again)
“There’s nothing like it out there,” says Commander Bill “Doc” Shoemaker (Ret.), chief test pilot for Boom Supersonic, the startup aiming to make a passenger airliner for...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now
iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is finally out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about. Here...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch You can try Siri Shortcuts today in these iOS 12-ready apps
With today’s release of iOS 12, Apple is also rolling out a new feature called Siri Shortcuts, which allows users to create their own voice commands to take actions in apps. For example, you cou...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Hear how Oculus is minimizing VRs content problem at TC Sessions: AR/VR
In 2018, VR adoption has plenty of demons to chase as it looks to build a larger, more mainstream audience. In 2017, the chief concern for most in the industry was the lack of content available for he...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch 11 neat hidden features in iOS 12
iOS 12 is finally here. And the update is packed with many improvements. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you wont see right away. If you want to impress all your friends...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Lucid Motors secures $1 billion from Saudi wealth fund to launch the Air
Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is investing $1 billion into Lucid Motors, capital that will finance the commercial launch of the startup’s first electric vehicle. The agreement comes...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch iOS 12 makes your phone faster than ever
iOS 12 could be summed up in one feature: speed. The rest is just a footnote, especially when you compare iOS 12 to iOS 11. You may remember that iOS 11 was filled with many new features, especially o...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch iOS 12 is now available to download
Apple has just released the final version of iOS 12. This update is all about making your phone work better and there are also a bunch of new features. The update is currently rolling out and is avai...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Shopify is bringing Apples latest AR tech to their platform
Shopify is leaning on phone-based AR to make online purchases look a little more lifelike for users. The Canadian commerce company announced today they have added support for AR Quick Look, one of App...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Insurtech startup Setoo closes $9.3M Series A from Kamet, AXAs accelerator
Given all the scams of the last few years, consumers are increasingly unwilling to spend money on what they see as irrelevant insurance products. That means many business have lost out on revenue. Set...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook expands bug bounty program to include third-party apps and websites
Facebook announced this morning it’s expanding its bug bounty program – which pays researchers who find security vulnerabilities within its platform – to now include issues found in ...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Blippar picks up $37 million hoping to become profitable in the next year
Blippar, the AR startup that launched in 2011, has today announced the close of a $37 million financing led by Candy Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures. The company started out by offering AR experiences ...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch PayPals one-touch, localised payment options go global
E-commerce in the US is synonymous with using credit or other payment cards to pay for goods, but the story outside the US is very different. A fragmented mix of different options — such as cash...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Startups are giving writers and filmmakers more ways to make it in Hollywood
On May 11 Netflix released the teen dramedy “The Kissing Booth” just as the school year was wrapping up for teens across the country. By June, the company had a smash hit among the tweenag...
02:33 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch MoviePass competitor Sinemia launches unlimited plan
Its been a rough few months for MoviePass. But every time the movie subscription service has faltered, one company has been there to pick up the pieces. Sinemia has done a solid job benefiting from Mo...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Pandora takes on Spotifys Release Radar with its newest playlist, The Drop
Pandora is taking on Spotify with the launch of a new personalized playlist, The Drop, announced this morning. Similar to Spotify’s Release Radar, The Drop will also focus on new releases from a...
01:56 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Natural Cycles contraception app told to clarify pregnancy risks
A multi-month investigation by Sweden’s Medical Products Agency into a number of unwanted pregnancies among users of ‘digital contraception’ appNatural Cycleshas been closed after th...
01:31 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Indian patient-doctor platform DocPrime gets $50M for city expansion
Less than three months after it raised $200 million led by SoftBank’s mighty Vision Fund, Indian digital insurance startup PolicyBazaar beefed up its new healthcare business through a $50 millio...
01:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons cashier-free Go store opens in Chicago
Now that Amazons proven the efficacy of Go with a trio of Seattle locations, the retail giant is starting to open up its cashier-free Go stores at a steady clip. New York and San Francisco are already...
01:05 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Zortrax launches a new high-speed, high-resolution printer, the Inkspire
Zortrax has launched a new printer, the Inkspire, that prints using an LCD to create objects in high-quality resin in minutes. The printer – essentially an upgrade to traditional stereolithograp...
01:04 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch OnePlus is developing its own smart TV
Smartphone upstart OnePlus’s upcoming 6T flagship promises to bring changes — it’ll see itditch the headphone jack and sport an in-screen fingerprint reader— but first there...
12:56 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Altaba to settle lawsuits relating to Yahoo data breach for $47 million
Altaba, the holding company of what Verizon left behind after its acquisition of Yahoo, said it has settled three ongoing legal cases relating to Yahoo’s previously disclosed data breaches. In a...
12:36 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon taps Getty to provide images for visual searches on the Echo Show and Echo Spot
On the heels of the Getty family regaining control of Getty Images, reportedly for about $3 billion, the company is announcing a move to expand use of its images to a wider set of eyeballs. It will no...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Go-Jek plans to raise $2B more for Southeast Asia ride-hailing battle
Indonesia’s Go-Jek is planning to raise $2 billion from investors to fuel its ride-hailing battle with Grab in Southeast Asia. Go-Jek raised $1.5 billion earlier this year from investors that in...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Base10s debut fund is the largest-ever for a Black-led VC firm
Adeyemi Ajao, the co-founder and managing director of Base10 Partners, was surprised to hear his firm's $137 million fund was the largest debut to date for a black-led venture capital firm.He and his ...
10:34 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch LendInvest raises $39.5M to grow its P2P property finance platform
A cloud hangs over the UK housing market as the UK government stumbles slowly through its negotiations to leave the European Union. But startups that are bringing innovative twists to housing finance ...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Logistics startup Freightos raises $44.4M Series C led by Singapore Exchange
Freightos, a marketplace for logistics providers, announced today that it has raised a $44.4 million Series C led by Singapore Exchange. Returning investors including General Electric Ventures (the le...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Buy your ticket to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 today
Were less than one month away from hosting our first Startup Battlefield pitch competition in the Middle East and North Africa. Holy smokes, were so excited to showcase the regions most promising earl...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Tickets on sale now for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018
Whats the next best thing to competing inTechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018? Being part of the live audience and watching up to 15 of sub-Saharan Africas best innovators, makers and technical ...
08:54 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon launches Storefronts to give 20K small businesses a bigger spotlight
Amazon has had a complicated relationship with small businesses over the years: on one hand, it’s long been a channel for them to sell goods online to a wider audience; but on the other, some ha...
07:52 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Mobile social network Path, once a challenger to Facebook, is closing down
It’s that time again, folks, time to say goodbye to a social media service from days past. Following the shuttering of Klout earlier this year, now Path, the one-time rival to Facebook, is closi...
02:36 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Marc and Lynne Benioff will buy Times magazine from Meredith for $190M
Another tech billionaire will scoop up a major news outlet. Meredith Corporation, which acquired Time Inc. in January, announced today that it has agreed to sell its eponymous magazine to Salesforce.c...
02:36 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2018
Techcrunch Marc and Lynne Benioff will buy Time magazine from Meredith for $190M
Another tech billionaire will scoop up a major news outlet. Meredith Corporation, which acquired Time Inc. in January, announced today that it has agreed to sell its eponymous magazine to Salesforce.c...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2018
Techcrunch What is the meaning of LinkedIn?
Thanks to John Biggs for inspiring this piece; I cosign most of what he says here. I have long been mystified by LinkedIn, because of its spectacular uselessness (for me) as a professional social netw...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2018
Techcrunch Ubers complex relationship with diversity
Since Dara Khosrowshahi came to Uber as CEO about a year ago, there has certainly been less drama, but drama remains. Over the last few months, there were reports of Uber COO Barney Harford making ins...
05:18 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2018
Techcrunch Uber fires up its own traffic estimates to fuel demand beyond cars
If the whole map is red and it’s a short ride, maybe you’d prefer taking an Uber JUMP Bike instead of an UberX. Or at least if you do end up stuck bumper-to-bumper, the warning could make ...
04:23 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2018
Techcrunch In Bad Blood, a pedestrian tale of heuristics and lies
In a world where thousands and thousands of startups are started in the Bay Area every year, becoming a name that everyone recognizes is no small feat. Theranos reached that summit, and it all came cr...
01:11 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2018
Techcrunch The 21-day bitcoin challenge
There is a documentary series currently airing on iQiyi, China’s Netflix equivalent, about a Chinese bitcoin enthusiast who attempts to survive 21 days by merely living on 0.21 bitcoin, or $1,30...
10:24 am GMT - Sun, September 16, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy to work on conflict prevention and peace-building
Facebook is advertising for a human rights policy director to join its business, located either at its Menlo Park HQ or in Washington DC — with “conflict prevention” and “peace...
07:30 am GMT - Sun, September 16, 2018
Techcrunch African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D cen...
09:55 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter now puts live broadcasts at the top of your timeline
Twitter will now put live streams and broadcasts started by accounts you follow at the top of your timeline, making it easier to see what they’re doing in realtime. Ina tweet, Twitter said that ...
09:29 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2018
Techcrunch A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone
A security researcher has found a new way to crash and restart any iPhone with just a few lines of code. Sabri Haddouche tweeted a proof-of-concept webpage with just 15 lines of code which, if visite...
08:48 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Netflixs Insatiable is even worse than youve heard
“Insatiable,” the Netflix comedy about an overweight high school girl who suddenly becomes slim and beautiful thanks to having her jaw wired shut for a summer, has beendrawing controversy ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2018
Techcrunch Everyday home gear made smart
If you only have one smart home device, its likely something simple and fun like a voice-controlled speaker or color-changing LED light bulb. As you expand your smart home setup, you can begin to swap...
05:07 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2018
Techcrunch In VC fund creation, have we passed the peak?
In venture capital, a variant on the Glengarry Glen Ross mandate is most fund managers modus operandi: Always. Be. Raising....
01:53 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2018
Techcrunch FEMA to send its first Presidential Alert in emergency messaging system test
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will this week test a new “presidential alert” system that will allow the president to send a message to every phone in the US. The alert is the fir...
01:09 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2018
Techcrunch Why the Pentagons $10 billion JEDI deal has cloud companies going nuts
By now you’ve probably heard of the Defense Department’s massive winner-take-all $10 billion cloud contract dubbed the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (or JEDI for short). Star War...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2018
Techcrunch North Korea skirts US sanctions by secretly selling software around the globe
Fake social media profiles are useful for more than just sowing political discord among foreign adversaries, as it turns out. A group linked to the North Korean government has been able to duck existi...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2018
Techcrunch This is how much VCs are paid
Venture capital is known for being an opaque industry, so it's no surprisemost of us have no idea what the average VC earns in a year....
11:32 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch NASAs climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket
This weekend, NASA is launching a new, high-tech satellite to monitor the planet's glacier and sea ice levels with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will be a huge boon for climatologists, and it's a...
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Inside Planet Labs new satellite manufacturing site
Satellite imaging and analytics company Planet is taking the wraps off its new manufacturing space in San Francisco. Founded by ex-NASA employees, Planet is leveraging some of the $183 million in fund...
09:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Three years later, Lets Encrypt now secures 75% of the web
Bon anniversaire,Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use non-profitfounded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more. Three years a...
09:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Three years later, Lets Encrypt has issued over 380 million HTTPS certificates
Bon anniversaire,Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use nonprofitwas founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more. Three year...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch California is launching our own damn satellite to track pollution, with help from Planet
California plans to launch a satellite to monitor pollution in the state and contribute to climate science, Governor Jerry Brown announced today. The state is partnering with satellite imagery purveyo...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Senator claps back after Ajit Pai calls Californias net neutrality bill radical and illegal
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has provoked a senatorial response from California after calling the "nanny state's" new net neutrality legislation "radical," "anti-consumer," "illegal," and "burdensome." Senat...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Twitch updates security for its TwitchCon event following the Jacksonville esports shooting
Twitch is today announcing changes to its security procedures for its TwitchCon event taking place in San Jose, California on Saturday, October 27th. The update follows news of the tragicshooting at a...
06:52 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit no deal
The UK government says that access to satellites and space surveillance programs will suffer in the event of a “no deal” departure from the European Union . Britain has less than six month...
06:52 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch UK warns of satellite and space surveillance problems in case of Brexit no deal
The U.K. government says that access to satellites and space surveillance programs will suffer in the event of a “no deal” departure from the European Union . Britain has less than six mon...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch ChargePoint is adding 2.5M electric vehicle chargers over the next 7 years
Electric vehicles still make up just a fraction of the cars, trucks and SUVs on the road today. But that’s changing: the number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads exc...
06:31 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch The new iPhones here, so Google wants to talk Pixel 3
In the off-chance you havent already had your fill of phone news for the week, Google just offered up a few friendly reminders that its got its own handset coming out in the not so distant future. The...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch The iPhone SE was the best phone Apple ever made, and now its dead
I only wanted one thing out of 2018's iPhone event: a new iPhone SE. In failing to provide it Apple seems to have quietly put the model out to pasture and for this I curse them eternally. Because it ...
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Drone startup Airware crashes, will shut down after burning $118M
Drone operating system startup Airware today suddenly informed employees it will cease operations immediately despite having raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, GoogleR...
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Drone startup Airware crashes, shut downs after burning $118M
Drone operating system startup Airware today suddenly informed employees it will cease operations immediately despite having raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, GoogleR...
05:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch SpaceX announces plan to announce plan to send someone around the moon in planned spaceship
It’s been too long without any kind of outlandish news from any of Elon Musk’s companies, but SpaceX has filled the void with the announcement of a newly redesigned BFR spacecraft and the ...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Mobile bank Chime picks up credit score improvement service Pinch in all-stock deal
Chime, the no-fees mobile bank valued at $500 million as of its last round, has put some of its funds to use with its first acquisition. The deal is for Pinch, a startup that was focused on helping mi...
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch DC Comics streaming service launches tomorrow
Tomorrow is apparently Batman Day. That mostly means promotions from the folks at DC Entertainment and the long awaited launch of the companys DC Universe streaming service. If nothing else, the site ...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Mary Meeker, author of the Internet Trends Report, is leaving Kleiner Perkins
Mary Meeker is leaving Kleiner Perkins to build a new fund and she's taking the firm's growth team with her, as first reported by Recode. Meeker, widely known for her annual Internet Trends Report, jo...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Cryptocurrency mining attacks using leaked NSA hacking tools are still highly active a year later
It’s been over a year since highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published online. One of the tools, dubbed EternalBlue, can covertly break into almos...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Kegel trainer startup Elvie is launching a smaller, smarter, hands-free breast pump
Elvie, a Berlin-based startup known best for its connected Kegel trainer is jumping into the breast pump business with a new $480 hands-free system you can slip into your bra. Even with all the innova...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft hires yet another ex-Tesla employee
Lyft is on a bit of a Tesla poaching spree while Tesla employees are exiting in droves. The latest ex-Tesla employee to join Lyft is Cal Lankton, who most recently led the development of Tesla’s...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: AR/VR in LA on October 18
TechCrunch is heading to UCLA on October 18 and we’ve assembled some of the AR/VR industry’s most prescient founders, investors and executives to chat about the startups and trends driving...
02:59 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons HQ2 location will be announced this year
Things have been pretty quiet on the Amazon HQ2 front. Earlier this year, the online retail giant announced that it had whittled the list of potential host cities for a second headquarters down to 20,...
02:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch 3DHubs, once a community 3D printing service, is now sourcing all 3D prints internally
3D Hubs, like MakeXYZ, was a community-based 3D printing service that let anyone with a printer sell their prints online. Founded in the heyday of the 3D printing revolution, the service let thousands...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Streaming service CBS All Access rolls out support for offline viewing
CBS All Access, the network’s over-the-top streaming service for cord cutters, will now let subscribers save shows for offline viewing. The feature, “Download & Play,” is only av...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Mercedes-Benz turns to SoundHound for in-vehicle voice assistant
Drivers of new Mercedes-Benz A-Class vehicles will soon be able to talk to their cars. And the cars will respond. Ask the car to turn on the heads-up display or for sports scores. Say you’re hun...
01:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Watch this robot fly like a real insect
The DelFly is a super light, super agile robot that flies like a real insect. By using a quad-wing flapping system, this odd little bot can flit, hover, and land like a fruit fly. Part of a research p...
01:26 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Netflixs newest program certifies post-production tools for Netflix Originals
Netflix on Thursday announced a new program aimed at helping Netflix Originals artists and producers select the right tools for delivering their content to its streaming service. With the launch of th...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Cryptos second bubble, Juul has 60 days and three Chinese IPOs
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After a long run of having guests climb aboard each week, we took a pause...
12:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch The iPhone XR shows Apple admitting 3D Touch is a failure
Remember 3D Touch? Unless you’re a power iOS user you probably don’t. Or, well, you’d rather not. It’s been clear for some time now that the technology Apple lauded at its 2015...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Mobility startups: Apply to exhibit for free as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018
In the realm of rapidly evolving technologies, mobility is without doubt one of the fastest-moving. And thats why were searching for up to five of the most promising early-stage mobile tech startups t...
01:21 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2018
Techcrunch Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia
Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The fund hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch rep...
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch A Tesla investor says he was recently questioned by U.S. regulators about that infamous funding secured tweet
Last week, on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, regulator Jina Choi, who heads the SEC’s wide-reaching San Francisco unit, declined to confirm or deny that the SEC is investigating Tesla CEO Elon Mus...
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch A Tesla investor says he was recently questioned by US regulators about that infamous funding secured tweet
Last week, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt, regulator Jina Choi, who heads the SEC’s wide-reaching San Francisco unit, declined to confirm or deny that the SEC is investigating Tesla CEO Elon Musk...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendo finally announces some new games for the Switch
Nintendo is at last (at last!) bringing some new content to the Switch! Yes! In a Nintendo Direct, the company let fly a number of games and a couple of original titles. The biggest Nintendo-produced ...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendos NES Switch controllers activate the nostalgia centers (and wallets) of retro gamers
The news that Nintendo would be adding NES games to the Switch as part of its paid online service had a mixed reception, but the company has completely made up for this controversial decision by relea...
10:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch The iPhone XR is the one to get
The iPhone XR arrived like an afterthought. No surprise, really. Apples always been one to lead with its best foot forward the latest, greatest and, quite literally, the largest. Projecting the life ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Former Uber exec alleges ex-PR chief destroyed his reputation
A nasty legal battle is set to play out between two former Uber executives. Eric Alexander, the ride-hailing company’s formerpresident of business in Asia-Pacific, has filed suitagainst former U...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Twitch hires head of diversity and inclusion
Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform, has brought on its first head of diversity and inclusion, as well as a new chief financial officer and chief human resources officer. Katrina Jones, who wi...
08:57 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch The second blockchain bubble is now complete whats next?
The last few months havent been easy for crypto investors. Following the dizzying highs of crypto trading late last year, which saw Bitcoin reach a peak of $19,276 and a market cap of $323 billion and...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch The funding mirage: How to secure international investment from emerging markets
Looking for funding as a startup in Latin America is a lot like looking for a watering hole in the middle of the desert. You know its out there, but finding it in time is a life or death situation....
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Its the end of crypto as we know it and I feel fine
Watching the current price madness is scary. Bitcoin is falling and rising in $500 increments with regularity and Ethereum and its attendant ICOs are in a seeming freefall with a few “dead cat b...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft acquires Lobe, a drag-and-drop AI tool
Microsoft today announced that is has acquired Lobe, a startup that lets you build machine learning models with the help of a simple drag-and-drop interface. Microsoft plans to use Lobe, which only la...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch This insect-inspired robot can fly a kilometer on a charge with its flappy wings
The incredible agility of the common house or fruit fly puts every drone and robot to shame, but devices inspired by them are beginning to catch up. A new four-winged flapping robot not only successfu...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch JBLs smart display combines Google smarts with good sound
If you’re looking for a smart display that’s powered by the Google Assistant, you now have two choices: the Lenovo Smart Display and the JBL Link View. Lenovo was first out of the gate wit...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Why rumors that Adobe could be in talks to buy Marketo make sense
Adobe could be shopping for another piece of the digital marketing puzzle, as reports surfaced today that the company might be in talks with Vista Equity Partners to buy Marketo, a company the private...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook unveils SapFix AI auto-debugger and AI chip partners like Intel
Facebook has quietly built and deployed an artificial intelligence programming tool called SapFix that scans code, automatically identifies bugs, tests different patches and suggests the best ones tha...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Facebooks new SapFix AI automatically debugs your code
Facebook has quietly built and deployed an artificial intelligence programming tool called SapFix that scans code, automatically identifies bugs, tests different patches and suggests the best ones tha...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Online used car startup Shift raises $140 million
Shift Technologies, an online marketplace for used cars, has closed a Series D financing round of more than $140 million in equity and debt. The round, which consists of about $70 million in debt and ...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch US lawmakers warn spy chief that deep fakes are a national security threat
What once sounded like science fiction is now a reality: creating almost-perfectly faked videos of people saying things they never did. Surprise: Now they’re a reality, thanks to modern computin...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch OnePlus will ditch the headphone jack on its next phone
Welp. After making a show of keeping the headphone jack around for a few extra generations, OnePlus is finally succumbing to the inevitable. The company tweeted an image of USB-C headphones and confir...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Uber is investing $150M in Toronto to expand self-driving car efforts
Months after an Uberself-driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, the ride-hailing giant has announced it's adding a new engineering hub in Toronto and expanding its autonomou...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Website builder Strikingly raises $10M Series A to continue growth in China
Almost exactly one year after announcing its Series A, website building platform Strikinglysaid today that it has raised a $10 million Series A+. The new round was led by Cathay Capital, with particip...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube Kids adds a whitelisting parental control feature, plus a new experience for tweens
YouTube Kids’ latest update is giving parents more control over what their kids watch. Following a change earlier this year that allowed parents to limit viewing options to human-reviewed channe...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Economist Tyler Cowen launches a fellowship and grant program for moon shot ideas
Tyler Cowen, who I interviewed here, is a fascinating economist. Part pragmatist and part dreamer, he has been researching and writing about the future for a long time in books and his blog, Marginal ...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund to finance preschools and help homeless families
In a tweet this morning, Amazon founder (and the world’s richest man) Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife were creating a $2 billion fund to finance a network of non-profit preschools and ...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Dishs AirTV box now lets you watch and record live TV, access recordings through Sling TV
Following reports that Amazon is preparing to launch a new device that would allow Fire TV owners to record live TV, Dish’s AirTV has just done the same. The company announced the launch of a &#...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch iHeartMedia is acquiring HowStuffWorks
iHeartMedia has agreed to acquire Stuff Media, the company that owns the HowStuffWorks podcasting business. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, but both the Wall Street Jou...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Uber drivers in Denmark could face fines for every ride they offered
The Danish Supreme Court has upheld large fines issued to several Uber drivers for operating without a taxi license, at a time when the ride-hailing giant was still running its non-licensed p2p driver...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Hybrid cloud data specialist Datrium nabs $60M led by Samsung at a $282M valuation
Cloud services — where our data, apps and computing power are all being managed in servers owned by others, many miles from where we are sitting — have taken off like a rocket in the decad...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Hacera creates directory to make blockchain projects more searchable
In the 1990s when the web was young, companies like Yahoo, created directories of web pages to help make them more discoverable.Hacera wants to bring that same idea to blockchain, and today it announc...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook rolls out photo/video fact checking so partners can train its AI
Sometimes fake news lives inside of Facebook as photos and videos designed to propel misinformation campaigns, instead of off-site on news articles that can generate their own ad revenue. To combat th...
01:58 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart to acquire Mexico & Chile-focused grocery delivery service Cornershop for $225M
Walmart is ramping up its grocery delivery business on the international stage with today’s announcement that it has acquired the crowdsourced, on-demand delivery marketplace Cornershop for $225...
01:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Rothys, whose ballet flats for women are already everywhere, just launched a sneaker, too
If you are a woman who has used the internet to buy something, particularly if you are a woman who has used the internet to buy something in the Bay Area, there’s a very high likelihood you have...
01:27 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Google Street View rival Mapillary collaborates with Amazon to read text in its 350M image database
Mapillary, the Swedish startup that wants to take on Google and others in mapping the world by way of a crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, is taking an interesting step in the development ...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch PlayVS taps League of Legends in launch of high school esports platform
PlayVS, the startup bringing an e-sports infrastructure to the high school level, has today announced that it will partner with Riot’s League of Legends for its beta season. High school students...
01:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Walmarts Jet.com relaunches site with focus on urban shoppers, same-day grocery delivery
Jet.com, the e-commerce site Walmart acquired in 2016 for $3 billion, is relaunching itself today with an upgraded look and assortment, as well as a stronger focus on serving the needs of shoppers in ...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat enlists 20 partners to curate Our Stories from submissions
Themed collections of user generated content chosen by news publishers for viewing on and off Snapchat are the teen social network’s next great hope for relevance. Today Snap launches Curated Ou...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Brazilian startup Yellow raises $63M the largest Series A ever for a Latin American startup
After selling theirridesharing startup, 99, to Didi Chuxing for $1 billion last year,Ariel Lambrecht and Renato Freitas didn’t waste any time throwing their hats back in the ring. Months after t...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch UKs mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR
In another blow to the UK government’s record on bulk data handling for intelligence purposes the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that state surveillance practices violated human...
11:10 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio makes bumpy start following $1B IPO
Nio, the Tesla -wannabe electric vehicle firm from China, enjoyed a mix start to life as a public company after it raised $1 billion through a listing on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The ...
09:59 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Instacart links up with Walmart Canada to expand its same-day delivery service
Instacart has teamed up with Walmart Canada to bring shoppers in Toronto and Winnipeg same-day grocery delivery. The agreement is part of a pilot program for the two companies that will allow Instacar...
09:58 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Indonesian fintech startup Moka raises $24M led by Sequoia India
Indonesia’s Moka, a startup that helps SMEs and retailers manage payment and other business operations, has pulled in a $24 million Series B round for growth. The investment is led by Sequoia In...
09:05 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Alibabas Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax
Ant Financial has denied claims that it covertly raided Equifax — the U.S. credit firm that was hit by a hack last year — to grab information, including code, confidential data and documen...
08:02 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch 10 critical points from Zuckerbergs epic security manifesto
Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know he’s trying his damnedest to fix Facebook before it breaks democracy. Tonight he posted a 3,260-word battle plan for fighting election interference. Amidst dril...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch The benefits of exhibiting in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2018
This reminder goes out to all the early-stage startup founders across Europe and beyond. It wont be long until thousands of us descend on Germany to attend Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place on No...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Kanos latest computer kit for kids doubles down on touch
Learn-to-code startupKano, whose products aim to turn kids into digital makers, has taken the wraps off the latest incarnation of its build-it-yourself computer kit. With the new flagship Kano is doub...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch 10 critical points from Zuckerbergs epic security manifesto
Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know he’s trying his damnedest to fix Facebook before it breaks democracy. Tonight he posted a 3,260-word battle plan for fighting election interference. Amidst dril...
07:28 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Discover Sono Motors vision of the electric car at Disrupt Berlin
New car makers have been popping up left and right. But instead of creating yet another Tesla-like company, German company Sono Motors is working on something completely new a solar-powered car. That...
04:01 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Security flaw in nearly all modern PCs and Macs exposes encrypted data
Most modern computers, even devices with disk encryption, are vulnerable to a new attack that can steal sensitive data in a matter of minutes, new research says. In new findings published Wednesday, F...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Nvidia launches the Tesla T4, its fastest data center inferencing platform yet
Nvidia today announced its new GPU for machine learning and inferencing in the data center. The new Tesla T4 GPUs (where the ‘T’ stands for Nvidia’s new Turing architecture) are the ...
01:01 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Apples Watch isnt the first with an EKG reader but it will matter to more consumers
Apples COO Jeff Williams exuberantly proclaimed Apple’s Watch was the first to get FDA clearance as an over-the-counter electrocardiogram (EKG) reader during the special event at Apple headquart...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Detroits StockX raises $44M from GV and Battery to expand marketplace internationally
StockX started as a marketplace for reselling sneakers but has since grown to be much more, bringing its transparent and anonymous marketplace to more verticals. Today the company is announcing a $44 ...
12:46 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Fintech investment powerhouse Ribbit Capital aims for $420 million with its latest fund
Ribbit Capital,the financial technology investment firm whose portfolio includes hits like the no-fee mobile investment platformRobinhood; cryptocurrency wallet and marketplace providerCoinbase; and R...
12:08 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Beats did announce something today, after all
Turns out those rumors that Beats wouldnt have anything to show off during todays big Apple event werent 100 percent true. Granted, there was no mention of the headphone maker during the event itself....
12:03 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2018
Techcrunch Uber is getting a new look
Uber has broken up with the bits and atoms logo it unveiled in 2016. This morning, the company updated their website and app with a brand spankin’ new logo as part of a rebrand it’s rollin...
11:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch The 7 most egregious fibs Apple told about the iPhone XS camera today
Apple always drops a few whoppers at its events, and the iPhone XS announcement today was no exception. And nowhere were they more blatant than in the introduction of the devices' "new" camera feature...
10:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla just lost its head of global finance
Tesla’s head of global finance is leaving the automaker, the latest high-level executive departure that comes just days afterchief accounting officer Dave Morton resigned after barely a month on...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Airbnb hosts are offering free rooms to people fleeing Hurricane Florence
With Hurricane Florence rapidly approaching the southeastern seaboard, many are leaving the area and seeking accommodation inland. Hopefully people have shelter lined up, but for a handful of those th...
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apple Watch Series 4 up close and hands-on
Im sure somewhere out there, theres someone who wants nothing more in this world than a circular Apple Watch. That person, Im sad to report, was once again disappointed with the outcome of yet another...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Everything Apple announced at its iPhone XS event
Today was Apple’s big hardware event and the trillion dollar company had quite a lot to share about the future of some of its most profitable product lines. While Apple boasted how its products ...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch iPhone XR up close and hands-on
Apple would have you believe that its not beholden to such trivial things as the market roadmaps are long and the companys always done its own thing. But the XR feels like as much a response to the f...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Introducing Rapide E, Aston Martins first electric sports car
Aston Martin is finally sharing some specs and a couple of teaser photos of the upcoming Rapide E, the British automaker’s first all-electric sports car. The upshot: It’ll be fast and rare...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Business school grads and quants are winning the battle to create the next P&G
These days my Instagram feed feels more like QVC than a social network. And many of these companies are enjoying tremendous success pitching natural deodorants, unique underwear, creative candles, gla...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch iPhone XS Max up close and hands-on
The most remarkable thing about the iPhone XS Max is that it doesnt feel huge. Its all relative, of course. And surely Apples old guard would have scoffed at the notion of a 6.5-inch display. But time...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat shares hit all-time low as search acquisition Vurbs CEO bails
Snapchat’s sagging share price is making it tough to retain talent. Bobby Lo, founder and CEO of mobile search app Vurb that Snap Inc acquired for $114.5 million two years ago is leaving day-to-...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Heres how Apples stock fared during todays big hardware event
Apple announced a whole bunch of new products today at its fancy Cupertino campus in what was its first hardware event since becoming a $1 trillion company. The company proudly unveiled the iPhone XS,...
07:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch New iPhones courageously ditch including a free headphone dongle
Apple is under the impression that its “courage” has already paid off and that it no longer needs to ship a headphone dongle with its new phones. Mission accomplished! The new iPhone XS an...
07:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch New iPhones courageously ditch the free headphone dongle
Apple is under the impression that its “courage” has already paid off and that it no longer needs to ship a headphone dongle with its new phones. Mission accomplished! The new iPhone XS an...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch XS, XR, XS Max? The difference between the new iPhones
XS is the normal one. XR is the cheap one. XS Max is the big one. That’s a good start to understanding Apple’s confusing naming scheme for its new line of iPhones. Apparently jealous of An...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch HQ Trivia nabs Target to sponsor game with biggest ever single winner prize of $100K
HQ Trivia is aiming to attract more players following a slight decline indownloads with a new, large prize. The company announced today it has bagged Target to sponsor to sponsor a special Emmy-themed...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Apples Mission: Impossible style spaceship HQ tour
Apple kicked off its hardware event today with a charming little video that did double promo duty, both introducing the event in a lighthearted way and giving a quick curated tour of the company's new...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Where the heck is Apples AirPower wireless charging mat?
With a full year since its last mention onstage at Apple’s last hardware event, Apple’s AirPower wireless charger mat is still missing. At the company’s iPhone event this morning in ...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apple Watch Herms collection gets new color-blocked faces and bands
Apple today introduced a set of new Apple Watch bands to accompany the Apple Watch Series 4, announced this morning at the company’s hardware event in Cupertino. The bands, which will debut this...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Here are the first videos of the Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone XS and iPhone XR
Apple just announced the latest iPhone and Apple Watch and these are the first promo videos for the devices. As usual, Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, narrates the videos as the camera p...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Fitbit stock sinking following Apple Watch announcement
Apple announced its latest and greatest Apple Watch in Cupertino today —The Apple Watch Series 4. Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) stock sank as a result. Right now it’s down more than 6 percent and con...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch macOS Mojave will launch September 24
MacOS Mojave, the next major update to Apple’s desktop operating system, will officially launch on September 24, the company announced today. Unsurprisingly, Apple’s September event today ...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch WeWork makes its third-biggest acquisition to date, shelling out $100 million for a software startup called Teem
WeWork, the eight-year-old, 800-pound gorilla in the co-working space, hasn’t been known for being terribly acquisitive, despite the billions of dollars it has raised and its valuation, which on...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apple is releasing iOS 12 on September 17th
Even if you dont plan on buying a new iPhone, youll be able to get a bunch of new features next week. Apple plans on releasing iOS 12, the next major version of iOS, on Tuesday, September 17th. As alw...
06:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Here are the prices of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR
Apple just unveiled brand new phones. The iPhone XS and XS Max are the two new flagship devices, replacing the iPhone X. The iPhone XR is replacing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with Face ID and an e...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail
With the launch of the new Gmail, the writing was on the wall, but today Google made it official: Inbox by Gmail, the company’s experimental email client for Gmail, will shut down at the end of ...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch So long then, iPhone home button
… it was nice pressing you. Well, at least some of the thousands and thousands of times. Apple has finally abandoned a feature that’s been a staple of its smartphones since the very start,...
06:28 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch The iPhone XR is the new budget iPhone
Apple just announced a new budget iPhone to along with the iPhone Xs. It brings many of the goodies found on the new and expensive iPhone XR but for less and it’s available in a variety of color...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch The iPhone XS and XS Max get dual-SIM capability
There are many reasons why dual-SIM capabilities make sense. And thats why many Android smartphones let you insert two SIM cards. Apple is entering the world of dual-SIM capabilities with a physical S...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Tim Armstrong is out at Oath, read the full memos here
Confirming rumors that have been circulating all summer, Verizon Communications confirmed today that Guru Gowrappan will be replacing Tim Armstrong as the CEO of Oath (owner of TechCrunch). This is a ...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apples new iPhones are powered by the industrys first 7nm chips
Unsurprisingly, Apple today announced its newest generation of iPhones. And with that, it also announced its new chips: the A12 Bionic. What makes the A12 Bionic stand out is that it’s built usi...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apple introduces the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max
Another year, another set of brand spankin new iPhones. But this year, little has been left to the imagination as leaks have continued to spring up over the course of the past few months. Today, howev...
05:37 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apple watchOS 5 ships on September 17
Apple today formally introduced the next generation of Apple Watch devices, the Series 4. Alongside the new devices, the company announced the updated watchOS 5 mobile operating system will ship on Se...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apple Watch Series 4 can detect AFib and perform an ECG
Today at a special event at Apple’s headquarters, Apple’s COO Jeff Williams unveiled the next generation Apple Watch. It’s thinner, faster and has a larger screen than previous gener...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apple unveils the Apple Watch Series 4
Apple just unveiled an updated Apple Watch. And this years new Watch is all about the display. Thanks to thinner bezels and a slightly bigger casing, youll see more on your screen. Apple Watch isnt ju...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apple has now sold almost 2B iOS devices
As usual, Apple used its annual iPhone event to provide us with a few fresh stats about the state of its business. The most important one came right at the start of today’s event. Apple CEO Tim ...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Live from Apples iPhone event
Gooooood morning, Cupertino. Today’s the big event at Apple HQ. 2018’s been a slow year for Apple hardware (including a complete no-show at WWDC a few months back). As ever, we’ll be...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch How to watch the live stream for todays Apple iPhone keynote
Apple is holding a keynote today on its new and shiny campus in Cupertino, and the company is expected to unveil new iPhones, an updated Apple Watch and maybe some other things. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in N...
04:39 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Impossible Foods is going to every White Castle
Five months after launching a pilot program with the iconic White Castle fast food chain, Impossible Foods is taking its meatless burger substitute to every one of the company’s restaurants. Imp...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch The clock is ticking for e-cig companies to block underage users
The FDA is giving makers of e-cigarettes 60 days to come up with a more effective, forceful plan to combat underage use of the products. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is yet again moving the goa...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Hustle Fund, founded by two ex-500 Startups partners, closes $11.5 million fund
Hustle Fund, the pre-seed firm founded by former 500 Startups partners Elizabeth Yin and Eric Bahn, have closed their first fund, coming in at the tune of $11.5 million. Hustle Fund also recently brou...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendo Switch online service will launch on September 18th
Nintendo has communicated quite a lot on its new online service. And the company just shared the last missing piece of information the service will launch on September 18th. For the first time, Ninte...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Dealers remain on Instagram as it pushes drug searchers to treatment
You don’t have to search too hard to find Xanax and Fentanyl dealers posting their phone numbers all over Instagram, but at least it’s starting to push people towards addiction recovery re...
02:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Google gets more RCS messaging support from Samsung
Google has secured a bit more buy in from Samsung for a next generation text messaging standard it’s long been promoting. The Android OS maker’s hope forRich Communication Services(RCS), w...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Wasabi just landed $68 million to upend cloud storage
Chances are you see a story about cloud storage, and you yawn and move on, but Wasabi, a startup from the folks who brought you Carbonite backup, might make you pause. That’s because they claim ...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch FINRA takes down an unregistered cryptocurrency security
FINRA, the non-profit organization that tasks itself with policing the securities industry, is charging Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Mass. with fraud and unlawful distribution of unregistered crypto...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apple, AT&T, Amazon, Google among tech giants called to Senate Commerce Committee
If you weren’t done watching tech giants get grilled by lawmakers, mark your calendar for September 26 in what’s expected to be another riveting round of questioning. Policy chiefs from AT...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Hulu and Discovery announce partnership for live and on-demand programming
Hulu and Discovery this morning announced a wide-ranging partnership that will see Discovery’s live and on-demand programming added to Hulu’s streaming service. The multi-year agreement wi...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Live from Apples iPhone event
Gooooood morning, Cupertino. Today’s the big event at Apple HQ. 2018’s been a slow year for Apple hardware (including a complete no-show at WWDC a few months back). As ever, we’ll be...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch How to watch the live stream for todays Apple iPhone keynote
Apple is holding a keynote today on its new and shiny campus in Cupertino, and the company is expected to unveil new iPhones, an updated Apple Watch and maybe some other things. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in N...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch New techniques teach drones to fly through small holes
Researchers at the University of Maryland are adapting the techniques used by birds and bugs to teach drones how to fly through small holes at high speeds. The drone requires only a few sensing shots ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Product Hunt Radio: The rise of voice and the evolution of VC
After a long hiatus, Product Hunt Radio is back. Every week Im joined by the founders, investors and makers shaping the future of technology. Youll hear from people you may recognize and others you sh...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Grammarly now saves you from embarrassing mistakes in Google Docs, too
Grammarly now supports Google Docs. Over the course of the last few years, Grammarly has made a name for itself as one of the better grammar and spelling checkers on the market. As a Chrome extension,...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch LittleBits intros three kits to explore music, space and more
LittleBits has been keeping busy. The New York based educational hardware startup recently announced a new Avengers-themed kit and its first acquisition. This morning, its back with three new kits, ju...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Sisense hauls in $80M investment as data analytics business matures
Sisense, a company that helps customers understand and visualize their data across multiple sources, announced an $80 million Series E investment today led by Insight Venture Partners. They also annou...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Zoox is offering autonomous rides in SF this week
Zoox, the self-driving car startup worth a reported $3.2 billion post-money valuation, is offering autonomous rides this week as part of the Global Climate Action Summit.The Global Climate Action Summ...
12:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Job Today gets a $16M top up as it preps for Brexit bump
Accel-backed mobile-first jobs appJob Todayhas pulled in another $16M — an expansion to its November 2016 $20M Series B round. It raised a $10M Series A in January of the same year. The 2015 fou...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch New leak suggests iPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr names
Were just hours away from Apples big iPhone event and it looks like the company may have leaked its own news. AllThings.how spotted the names of future Apple products on Apples own website. According ...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Ready, Set, Raise is a new accelerator built for women by women
Women in tech are not only significantly under-funded by venture capitalists, but they also often lack access to the early-stage support granted to their male counterparts. To enroll in a startup acce...
12:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Spearhead is transforming founders into angel investors
Becoming an angel investor is simple in principle: have money and invest. Unfortunately for many of the smartest founders in the startup ecosystem, that requirement can prove a complete block on inves...
11:42 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch European parliament gives thumbs up to controversial copyright reforms
The European Parliament has just voted to back controversial proposals to reform online copyright — including supporting an extension to cover snippets of publishers content (Article 11), and to...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch As market pressures loom, healthcare giant Cigna launches a $250 million venture fund
If you don’t think the healthcare market is prepping for the radical transformations that remote care, persistent diagnostics, as well as and monitoring and improving targeted treatments are goi...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors
Aclima, a San Francisco-based startup building Internet-connected air quality sensors has announced plans to integrate its mobile sensing platform into Googles global fleet of Street View vehicles. Go...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Integrate.ai pulls in $30M to help businesses make better customer-centric decisions
Helping businesses bring more firepower to the fight against AI-fuelled disruptors is the name of the game for Integrate.ai, a Canadian startup that’s announcing a $30M Series A today. The round...
10:44 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Europe to push for one-hour takedown law for terrorist content
The European Union’s executive body is doubling down on its push for platforms to pre-filter the Internet, publishing a proposal today for all websites to monitor uploads in order to be able to ...
09:09 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch ICOs are increasingly just for venture capitalists
The rollercoaster-get-rich ICOs of 2017 are over — crypto companies are waking up to the idea that VC investors aren’t so bad after all. Companies used initial coin offerings (ICOs) to rai...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Confrere, the video calling service for professionals and clients, raises $1.5M seed
Confrere, a video calling service designed specifically for professionals who need to hold online consultations or meeting with clients, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Leading the round is B...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch How to watch the live stream for todays Apple iPhone keynote
Apple is holding a keynote today on its new and shiny campus in Cupertino, and the company is expected to unveil new iPhones, an updated Apple Watch and maybe some other things. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in N...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon expands Whole Foods delivery to 10 more cities
Amazon announced today that it’s expanding Whole Foods Prime Delivery to 10 additional U.S. cities. The full list, which includes 38 cities all told, now includes Charlotte, Las Vegas, Memphis, ...
06:28 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch The Family raises $17.4 million to support European startups
The Family has always been an ambitious startup accelerator. But it has always felt like the company never had enough money to grow as quickly as it wanted. The Family is raising a new $17.4 million f...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Deliveroo will enter Taiwan, its fourth market in the Asia-Pacific so far
Food delivery service Deliveroo is making headway in its Asian expansion strategy. The London-based company announced today that it will launch in Taiwan in the coming weeks, starting with Taipei, the...
02:31 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch I watched HBOs Tinder-shaming doc Swiped so you dont have to
Have you ever wanted to see one of your “hate-reads stretched out to feature-film length? If so, youll want to watch HBOs new documentary, Swiped,” which takes a depressing, trigger-induci...
01:49 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Chinese Tesla rival Nio trims IPO target: now aims to raise up to $1.5B
The U.S. IPO window may be wide open for Chinese tech firms, but electric vehicle maker Nio has conservatively cut the target for its NYSE listing to $1.5 billion after it released a price range for i...
01:17 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch MasterClass is mastering scale as a media business
MasterClass $80M Series D announced last week marks a triumph in validating the potential venture-scale of content businesses in an era when many are founded with equal parts tech and media DNA. The p...
12:59 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart is now selling bitcoins for $1
Walmart is now selling bitcoin for $1. But in a new spin on the volatile and ever-changing world of cryptocurrency, this digital currency is made of chocolate. Frankford bitcoins, are 1.42 ounces of m...
11:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Comma.ais George Hotz ousts George Hotz as CEO
Comma.ai’s board, of which founder George Hotz is the only member, is making changes at the autonomous driving startup: Hotz is no longer CEO of the company. A new CEO, who Hotz declined to name...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch What not to expect from Apples hardware event
Tomorrows the big day. Youve no doubt heard all the rumors by now, but for those who need a little help getting up to speed, check out the rumor roundup we ran last week. As ever, though, its importan...
11:11 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Lively raises $6.5M to bring its comfortable and inclusive lingerie to brick-and-mortar stores
Roy Raymond opened a little store called Victoria’s Secret, now one of the most popular lingerie businesses in the world, because he was embarrassed to buy lingerie for his wife in department st...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon will start selling real, large Christmas trees
Sorry Santa Claus, Jeff Bezos is your Father Christmas now. Amazon, in its ongoing quest to utterly dominate the holiday season, has announced plans to start shipping real, live Christmas trees, come ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch What would a blockchain patent war look like?
Blockchain is perhaps the most hyped technology of the past five years. The technology that allows us to create trustless immutable shared ledgers promises to bring transparency and honesty to commerc...
08:50 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Plex Cloud will shut down November 30 due to technical challenges
Plex today announced it’s shutting down its troubled Plex Cloud service, via a forum post that hasn’t found its way over to the company’s official blog – likely a choice the co...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Gawker is relaunching in early 2019
After a two-year hiatus, Gawker is coming back. Peter Thiel, be damned. Bustle-owner Bryan Goldberg, who paid $1.35 million for rights to the defunct gossip site in a bankruptcy auction in July, wrote...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Safe artificial intelligence requires cultural intelligence
Knowledge, to paraphrase British journalist Miles Kington, is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing theres a norm against putting it in a fruit salad....
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Apples autonomous vehicle fleet swells 27% in four months
Apple keeps adding autonomous vehicles to its test fleet in California, boosting its ranks 27% since May,according to records from theCalifornia Department of Motor Vehicles. The company now has 70 au...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Ebays HeadGaze lets motor-impaired users navigate the site with head movements
The sophisticated head-tracking system like the one built into the iPhone X may have been intended for AR and security purposes, but it may also turn out to be very useful for people with disabilities...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Twilios contact center products just got more analytical with Ytica acquisition
Twilio, a company best known for supplying a communications APIs for developers has a product called Twilio Flex for building sophisticated customer service applications on top of Twilio’s APIs....
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch The best security and privacy features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave
September is Apple hardware season, where we expect new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and more. But what makes the good stuff run is the software within. First revealed earlier this year at the company&#...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Dropbox may be adding an e-signature feature, user survey indicates
A recent user survey sent out by Dropbox confirms the company is considering the addition of an electronic signature feature to its Dropbox Professional product, which it refers to simply as “E-...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch This tech (scarily) lets video change reality
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a method to turn one video into the style of another. While this might be a little unclear at first, take a look at the video below. In it, the r...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Paysend announces global account to compete with Revolut
Meet Paysends global account, a new way to hold, spend and send money in multiple currencies using a mobile app and a card. It looks a lot like Revoluts basic features. But the company is trying to pr...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch The Winklevoss stablecoin is one small step toward crypto acceptance
A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency pegged 1-to-1 with another “stable” currency. In most cases, these coins are pegged to the US dollar and, as such, allow for true transfers of actual fiat ...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch This unique vacuum-extraction coffee maker is Colombias own
If you had a cup of coffee this morning, there's a good chance those beans came from Colombia, which has been growing and selling them for centuries. But the country hasn't produced any coffee makers ...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch PayPal debuts Funds Now, instant payouts for sellers on its platform
PayPal, now with 19.5 million businesses and 250 million customers using its payment rails to sell and buy goods and services, is today taking the wraps off a new feature that it hopes will bring more...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Global M&A activity is flat so far in 2018
U.S. tech companies continue to be the most active acquirers in the world, says a new report from Crunchbase andMind the Bridge. The pair crunched data on 22,000 startup exits since 2010, recording ab...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Anaxi brings more visibility to the development process
Anaxi‘s mission is to bring more transparency to the software development process. The tool, which is now live for iOS, with web and Android versions planned for the near future, connects to Git...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch AliveCor gets a green light from FDA to screen for dangerously high potassium levels in the blood
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted AliveCor the designation of “breakthrough device” for its ability to detect a rare but dangerous blood condition called hyperkalemia witho...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Facebooks Rosetta system helps the company understand memes
Memes are the language of the web and Facebook wants to better understand them. Facebook’s AI teams have made substantial advances over the years in both computer vision and natural language rec...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch TiDB developer PingCAP wants to expand in North America after raising $50M Series C
PingCAP, the company behind MySQL-compatible distributed database TiDB, said today that it plans its global operations after raising a $50 million Series C. The round was led by Chinese venture capita...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Investors are tuning out Sonos after a disappointing quarter
Sonos stock is still struggling to recover after a disappointing earnings report sent shares of the audio hardware manufacturing company plummeting. The stock is currently down over 18 percent in trad...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Apples iPhone event will be live streamed on Twitter for the first time
Apple’s iPhone press event will be live streamed on Twitter for the first time, TechCrunch has confirmed. This news backs up an earlier reportfrom last month, which claimed Apple would expand th...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Ericsson and T-Mobile ink $3.5 billion deal for 5G
New 5G networks are coming and big companies are spending big bucks to roll them out. Ericsson is going to be providing T-Mobile with its latest 5G new radio hardware and 3GPP for a cool $3.5 billion....
02:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Tickets are now available for So Paulos Startup Battlefield Latin America
Were very excited to announce that tickets are now available for TechCrunchs Startup Battlefield Latin America, which will be held at So Paulos Tomie Ohtake Institute on November 8, 2018. Tickets are ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Instacart brings on Mark Schaaf as Chief Technology Officer
Instacart has brought on Mark Schaaf as Chief Technology Officer. Schaaf previously held positions at AdMob, which was acquired by Google in 2009 for $750 million. From there, he went on to build and ...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Tinder launches its curated Top Picks feature worldwide
Earlier this summer, Tinder began testing a new feature that surfaces a curated list of your best potential matches, called “Top Picks.” The feature, which is only available to paying subs...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch As biological manufacturing moves to the mainstream, Synvitrobio rebrands and raises cash
The pace at which the scientific breakthroughs working to bend the machinery of life to the whims of manufacturing have transformed into real businesses has intensified competition in the biomanufactu...
01:22 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Veeam server lapse leaks over 440 million email addresses
You know what isn’t a good look for a data management software company? A massive mismanagement of your own customer data. Veeam, a backup and data recovery company, bills itself as a data giant...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch The ambitious real estate unicorn Opendoor just made its first acquisition, snapping up Open Listings
Opendoor, a four year-old, San Francisco-based company, has from the outset intended to make it possible to buy and sell residential real estate with a few key strokes. It seemingly gets closer to tha...
12:52 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Mobile broadband users will hit 4.4B by the end of 2018, says ITU
The gap between those who are able to go online and those who can’t continues to shrink globally, thanks to the boost from smartphones and wireless networks and an effort to bring down the cost ...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Packet hauls in $25M Series B as customized cloud vision takes shape
In a world where large hyperscale companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google dominate the public cloud, it would seem foolhardy for a startup to try and carve out a space, but Packet has an alternati...
11:57 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Teslas sleek wireless smartphone charger will soon be available again
Last month Tesla introduced a limited edition smartphone charger. Even though it was overpriced and slow, the charger quickly sold out. Now Tesla says the charger will soon be available again and at a...
11:48 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Juul Labs files lawsuit against 30 counterfeiters
Juul Labs has filed trademark claims against 30 entities in China for selling counterfeit Juul products on eBay. The complaint was filed in late August, and today the company announced that the Federa...
10:37 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Middle East investors at our Startup Battlefield, Beirut, October 3rd Grab your tickets now
TechCrunch will soon hold its first ever Startup Battlefield MENA competition dedicated to the MENA region, in Beirut, Lebanon, on October 3rd. The event will showcase the launch of 15 of the hottest ...
09:54 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Google back in court arguing against a global right to be forgotten
Google’s lawyers are in Europe’s top court today arguing against applying the region’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling globally domains, rather only geo-limiting...
08:46 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Alibaba goes big on Russia with joint venture focused on gaming, shopping and more
Alibaba is doubling down on Russia after the Chinese e-commerce giant launched a joint venture valued at around $2 billion with one of the country’s leading internet companies. Russia is said to...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch British Airways breach caused by credit card skimming malware, researchers say
A security firm says credit card skimming malware installed by hackers on British Airways’ website a few months ago was to blame for a data breach of over 380,000 credit cards. Payments through ...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Ravelin raises 8M Series B to use machine learning to fight e-commerce fraud
Ravelin, the London-based company using machine learning to help e-commerce companies fight and predict the risk of fraud, has raised 8 million in Series B funding. The round is led by BlackFin Capita...
05:46 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Chipmaker Renesas goes deeper into autonomous vehicles with $6.7B acquisition
Japan-based semiconductor firm Renesas — one of the world’s largest supplier of chips for the automotive industry — is scooping up U.S. chip companyIDT in a$6.7 billion deal that inc...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Investors are waking up to the emotional struggle of startup founders
Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Mahendra Ramsinghani is the founder of Secure Octane, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity seed fund. More posts by this contributor Lessons from cybersecurity exits I...
12:06 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Apple and Google Pay are finally coming to 7-Eleven this month
Sure, 7-Elevens never been particularly well-known for being on the bleeding edge expect, perhaps, in its quest to push the boundaries of human beverage consumption. Still, the Japanese-owned conveni...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2018
Techcrunch Instacarts chief growth officer Elliot Shmukler is leaving
Elliot Shmukler, who joined Instacart in 2016 to lead product, is leaving the company to pursue a role at an early-stage company, TechCrunch has learned — and confirmed with the grocery delivery...
11:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung launches an LTE-enabled Tile competitor
Samsung, naturally, would never be content to launch a regular old Tile competitor. The company just doesn’t roll like that. While the basic foundation of the SmartThings Tracker is similar to w...
11:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Adobe supercharges Photoshops content-aware fill so you have more options, fewer AI fails
Everyone went nuts for Adobe's "content-aware fill" in Photoshop when it came out. The boring-sounding feature is in fact an incredibly useful tool, essentially an AI-powered clone stamp that intellig...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch SETI neural networks spot dozens of new mysterious signals emanating from distant galaxy
The perennial optimists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, have joined the rest of the world in deploying AI to help manage huge datasets and their efforts almost instantly bor...
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Impossible Aerospace raises $9.4M to sell drones stuffed with battery cells
Much like smartphone manufacturers, drone companies have been adding to devices plenty of features over the past several years while making only modest improvements to battery life. But while your pho...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch At Sounding Board, an executive coaching startup, the coaches get coaching, too
Everyone could use an executive coach — even executive coaches. Such is the thinking of Christine Tao and Lori Mazan, co-founders of Sounding Board, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based marketpla...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Joe Biden is headed to IGTV
What better way to reach millennial voters ahead of a 2020 presidentialrun than through Instagram? Joe Biden, in partnership with ATTN:,will host a 10-episode series streaming on IGTV beginning Septem...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Zendesk expands into CRM with Base acquisition
Zendesk has mostly confined itself to customer service scenarios, but it seems that’s not enough anymore. If you want to truly know the customer behind the interaction, you need a customer syste...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Mercedes-Benzs vision for autonomy is flexible and fugly
Mercedes-Benz shared on Monday its vision for how people and packages will someday move in dense urban environments. It’s called Vision Urbanetic an all-electric autonomous concept vehicle that...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Can Qualcomms new Snapdragon Wear chip breathe life into Wear OS?
Snapdragons been talking up its new wearable chip architecture since Google I/O back in May. The component giant finally took the wraps off the product at an event earlier today in San Francisco. As o...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Not hog dog? PixFood lets you shoot and identify food
What happens when you add AI to food? Surprisingly, you don’t get a hungry robot. Instead you get something like PixFood. PixFood lets you take pictures of food, identify available ingredients, ...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Hoodline raises $10M for its hyper-local, automated data newswire
While many lament the death of local news, a small army of tech startups have been developing a new set of tools to figure out how to save it. In one of the latest developments, Hoodline — which...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Fortnite Monopoly and Nerf Blasters are coming soon
You cant really blame Epic for captilizing on Fortnites massive and largely unexpected success. And really, youve got to strike while the irons still hot on this one. The gaming company announced a pa...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Meet SelfieCircus and 8 more in Snapchats new startup accelerator
Snapchat is hedging its bets as its social network shrinks. Today Snap Inc revealed the first class of its startup accelerator called Yellow that offers $150,000 in funding and creativity-centric busi...
06:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch LinkedIn sucks
I hate LinkedIn. I open it out of habit and accept everyone who adds me because I dont know why I wouldnt. There is no clear benefit to the social network. I’ve never met a recruiter on there. I...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Vietnams new automaker shows off first vehicles designed by its citizens
VinFast, Vietnam’s new (and only) automaker, turned to its citizens to decide what its inaugural vehicles should look like. Now, VinFast is sharing the first images of the final product a sedan...
06:18 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Pinterest reports 25% increase in monthly active users
Two hundred and fifty million people are using Pinterest every month, up from 200 million last September, according to new numbers the company shared this morning. The visual search giant is also repo...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram confirms its testing video tagging with a percentage of users
Instagram is testing a way to allow users to tag their friends in their video posts, not just in photos, TechCrunch has learned and the company confirmed. The option works similarly to tagging photos,...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram is testing video tagging
Instagram is testing a way to allow users to tag their friends in their video posts, not just in photos, TechCrunch has learned and the company confirmed. The option works similarly to tagging photos,...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Apples 5G iPhone conundrum
Wednesday is Apples big product release day, where analysts expect the company to release the next edition of the iPhone. While the usual upgrades to the screen, CPU, and storage are expected as alway...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook Lite adds additional crisis response tools
Facebook Lite, the social network’s product for people in areas with low connectivity or limited internet, is making Community Help available to people in more than 100 countries. Facebook Lite ...
04:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Evaneos, the online marketplace for tailor-made travel experiences, picks up $80M Series D
Evaneos, the online marketplace for tailor-made travel experiences, has picked up $80 million in Series D funding. Leading the round is Partech, and Level Equity, with participation from Quadrille Cap...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Intel acquires NetSpeed Systems to boost its system-on-a-chip business
Intel today is announcing another acquisition as it continues to pick up talent and IP to bolster its next generation of computing chips beyond legacy PCs. The company has acquired NetSpeed Systems,a ...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch WhatsApp hits Indias Jio feature phones amidst fake news violence
False rumors forwarded on WhatsApp have led angry mobs to murder strangers in India, but the Facebook-owned chat app is still racing to add users in the country. Today it launched a feature phone vers...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Uber appoints Coca-Cola veteran Rebecca Messina as its chief marketing officer
Uber announced today that it has hired Coca-Cola veteran Rebecca Messina to serve as its chief marketing officer. Messina is the first person to hold that title at Uber and will work with its internat...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter hires former Refinery29 COO Sarah Personette as Head of Client Solutions
Twitter announced this morning it has hired Sarah Personette, previously COO at Refinery29, as its new head of global Twitter Client Solutions. Personette will start in mid-October. She will be based ...
03:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch What makes Apples design culture so special
A few days ago, I interviewed Ken Kocienda at TechCrunch Disrupt SF he just released a book called Creative Selection. After working at Apple during some of the companys best years, Kocienda looks ba...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch New Relic shifts with changing monitoring landscape
New Relic CEO Lew Cirne was feeling a bit nostalgic last week when he called to discuss the announcements for the company’sFutureStack conference taking place tomorrow in San Francisco. It had b...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Imran Khan is leaving his role as strategy head at Snap to start his own investment firm
Earlier today, Snap made some waves when it announced that Imran Khan, its chief strategy officer, was stepping down from his role to pursue other opportunities. We have now confirmed with sources clo...
02:33 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Apple wins first original video Emmy for Carpool Karaoke
Ahead the launch of its own video streaming service, Apple has been awarded its first-ever Primetime Emmy for its original video programming, for “Carpool Karaoke.” The series won the R...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Bay Area city blocks 5G deployments over cancer concerns
The Bay Area may be the center of the global technology industry, but that hasnt stopped one wealthy enclave from protecting itself from the future. The city council of Mill Valley, a small town locat...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Atrium raises $65M from A16z to replace lawyers with machine learning
Let the computers do the legal busy work so attorneys can focus on complex problem solving for their clients. That’s the lucrative idea behind Atrium LTS, Twitch co-founder Justin Kan’s ma...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Branch pairs up with TUNE to create a supersized marketing and measurement platform
Branch announced today that it has acquired TUNE‘s attribution analytics team and business, a part of the SaaS platform that focuses on optimizing and accurately attributing ad spend. Terms of t...
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Prosecutors charge Russian accused of hacking JP Morgan, Dow Jones
New York prosecutors have extradited a Russian hacker accused of breaking into JP Morgan, one of the world’slargest banking institutions. Moscow resident Andrei Tiurin, 35, was charged Friday af...
01:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch 32% of U.S. consumers now own a smart speaker, up from 28% at start of year
Smart speaker ownership continues to grow, according to new research from Adobe Analytics out this morning. The company found that as of August 2018, 32% of consumers now own a smart speaker, up from ...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Adobe looks to AI to lift customer experience business
For years, marketers have been trying to optimize the online shopping experience to better understand their customers and deliver more customized interactions that ultimately drive more sales. Artific...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch The Boring Company proves life can be a video game
The Boring Company just posted a video on Twitter showing its latest digging machine can be controlled by an Xbox One controller. Because, if you’re going to dig holes, why not make it a bit of ...
12:10 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Snap shares drop in pre-market trading on news of departing strategy chief, Imran Khan
Another day, and another departure at Snapchat’s parent, Snap. The company has announcedin an SEC filing that Imran Khan will be stepping down as chief strategy officer, a role he has held since...
10:03 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Sphero launches Bolt, as education moves front and center
On the face of it, Bolt represents a kind of return to Sphero back to the early days of Orbotix. The Colorado startup had a bonifide hit on its hands with its first Sphero robotic ball, enough so tha...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch On sale now: tickets to Startup Battlefield MENA 2018
We searched high and low to find amazing early-stage startup founders from across the Middle East and North Africa. And we chose only the best of the region to compete inTechCrunch Startup Battlefield...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Tickets to Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 on sale now
We searched high and low to find amazing early-stage startup founders from across the Middle East and North Africa. And we chose only the best of the region to compete inTechCrunch Startup Battlefield...
08:10 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Crowdcube acquires business reporting software Supdate
In what looks like an undeniably good strategic fit, U.K.-based business reporting software startup Supdate has been acquired by equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Terms of the deal remain undisc...
08:07 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Hong Kong-based OneDegree gets $25.5M Series A to make coverage more accessible, starting with pet insurance
OneDegree, a Hong Kong-based insurance technology startup, announced today that it has closed a Series A totaling HKD $200 million (about $25.5 million). Half of that amount was pledged by investors t...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Perlego raises $4.8M for its Spotify for textbooks
Perlego, which has been dubbed the ‘Spotify for textbooks,’ has closed $4.8 million in finding. Leading the round is ADV, with participation from existing angel investors, including Simon ...
02:20 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2018
Techcrunch Alibaba announces CEO Daniel Zhang will succeed Jack Ma as chairman next year
Following speculation about Jack Mas imminent retirement, Alibaba Group announced today that its CEO, Daniel Zhang, will succeed Ma as chairman next year. After stepping down as chairman on September ...
06:57 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2018
Techcrunch Optimistic
I spent TechCrunch’s latest Disrupt extravaganza asking questions of various notables onstage, and what struck me most was how fantastically optimistic they were. To pick two examples: Kai-Fu Le...
04:02 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2018
Techcrunch Interview with Priscilla Chan: Her super-donor origin story
Priscilla Chan is so much more than Mark Zuckerbergs wife. A teacher, doctor, and now one of the worlds top philanthropists, shes a dexterous empath determined to help. Weve all heard Facebooks dorm-r...
02:20 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2018
Techcrunch Tokens can better incentivize startup employees than equity
Token structuring and tokeneconomics are among of the most important considerations when designing a blockchain. When thinking about how best to distribute these tokens, founders often think about how...
02:01 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2018
Techcrunch LendingTree is the secret success story of fintech
For all of the excitement centered around fintech over the past half-decade, most venture-backed fintech companies struggle to acclimate to public markets. LendingClub and OnDeck have plummeted since ...
11:54 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2018
Techcrunch Unmortgage scores 10M seed round to offer part-own, part-rental housing
“Unmortgage enables everyone to live in the home they want to, that’s our mission,” Unmortgage co-founder and CEO Ray Rafiq-Omar tells me. “We do that by allowing people to buy...
08:33 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2018
Techcrunch Hate speech, collusion, and the constitution
Half an hour into their two-hour testimony on Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were asked about collaboration between social...
06:33 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2018
Techcrunch Jack Ma says he isnt about to retire from Alibaba but is planning a gradual succession
Reports of Jack Ma’s impending retirement are greatly exaggerated, it seems.Ma, the co-founder andexecutive chairman of Alibaba, has pushed back on claims that heis on the cusp of leaving the $4...
06:20 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2018
Techcrunch Alex Jones Infowars gets banned from Apples App Store
Another domino has fallen in Alex Jones media empire. Apple this week announced that its pulled the controversial conspiracy theorist/provocateur from the App Store this week, banning the Infowars app...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2018
Techcrunch Nima launches food sensor to detect peanuts
I’m deathly allergic to nuts, so I felt super excited when I heard about the Nima peanut sensor. I’ve ended up in the emergency room numerous times because there were nuts in something I t...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2018
Techcrunch What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote
European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of t...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2018
Techcrunch A year later, Equifax lost your data but faced little fallout
A lot can change in a year. Not when you’re Equifax. The credit rating giant, one of the largest in the world, was trusted with some of the most sensitive data used by banks and financiers to de...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2018
Techcrunch Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa 2018
Its go-time people. As in go apply right now to compete in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 do it now because in 48 short hours, the application window slams shut for good. Think you have t...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbase plots to become the New York Stock Exchange of crypto securities
The future of Coinbase looks something like the New York Stock Exchange. That’s according a vision laid out by CEO Brian Amstrong who was interviewed on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Franci...
11:24 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbases Brian Armstrong: Id love to run a public company
Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase, wants to take his company public maybe on the blockchain. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, Armstrong dished on his ambition...
11:23 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2018 is Forethought
Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech...
11:20 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Fortnite hits 15 million installs on Android
Circumventing the Google Play store wasnt exactly a gamble for Epic, given the fact that Fortnite is essentially a license to print money. But even by its own standards, the game is posting some impre...
11:01 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch DARPA announces $2B investment in AI
At a symposium in Washington DC on Friday, DARPAannounced plans to invest $2 billion in artificial intelligence research over the next five years. In a program called “AI Next,”the agency ...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musk shuffles Teslas executive team in email
After a string of executive departures over the past several months that continued Friday with the resignations of two people in high-profile positions, CEO Elon Musk announced a series of promotions ...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons cashier-free Go store is coming to NYC
A day after cutting the ribbon on its second (and largest) cashier-free convenience store, Amazon has confirmed it will be bringing the Go concept to the City that Never Sleeps. The Information first ...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Fast-growing game engine startup Unity loses its CFO
Unity Technologies, the highly valued startup behind one of the most popular game development tools, lost its CFO Mike Foley earlier this summer, Business Insider (paywalled) first reported. A company...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Apple Music launches a Top Charts playlist series
Apple Music is rolling out a new playlist series that will feature the Top 100 songs on Apple Music globally and for those countries where Apple Music is available. Because they’re playlists, us...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Dozens of popular iPhone apps caught sending user location data to monetization firms
A group of security researchers say dozens of popular iPhone apps are quietly sharing the location data of “tens of millions of mobile devices” with third-party data monetization firms. Al...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Commons Clause stops open-source abuse
Theres a dark cloud on the horizon. The behavior of cloud infrastructure providers, such as Amazon, threatens the viability of open source....
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch The reality of quantum computing could be just three years away
Quantum computing has moved out of the realm of theoretical physics and into the real world, but its potential and promise are still years away. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, a powerhouse in the w...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Five-camera phones are coming soon, because sure, why not?
Peer into the future or a future, at least. Having otherwise run out of things to improve on, Nokia brand licenser HMD is apparently bringing a five-camera phone to market (well, six, probably, if yo...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Deep-linking startup Branch is raising more than $100M at a unicorn valuation
Branch, the deep-linking startup backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures, will enter the unicorn club with an upcoming funding round. The four-year-old company, which helps brands create link...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Trump wants to just tariff the hell out of China
Another day, another whopper of a tariff. The Trump administration has been busy finalizing the rulemaking process to put 25% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which will almost certainly affe...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch How Adidas and Carbon are changing the sneaker supply chain
While the Adidas Futurecraft 4D shoes are cool looking sneakers, the story behind those shoes is even more interesting. The sportswear company has partnered with Carbon to design a new kind of sneaker...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Glossier CEO Emily Weiss on why the company wont sell on Amazon
E-commerce beauty startup founder, Glossier CEO Emily Weiss, dished on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 this morning about some of the company’s top competitors in the e-commerce space, inclu...
06:07 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch ConsenSys details the first cohort of companies to enter its new accelerator, Tachyon
Tachyon, the accelerator of the blockchain powerhouse ConsenSys which launched earlier this year, has announced the first cohort for its 10 week accelerator program which is aimed at taking early stag...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch High-lights from Elon Musks interview with Joe Rogan
Elon Musk made an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast hosted by the eponymous comedian, where the pair smoked a blunt and pondered the flat-Earth movement, the future of AI, “inven...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Tor Project launches official mobile browser for Android
Tor Project, the group behind the anonymous Tor browser, hasreleasedan alpha version of its own anonymous browser for Android. Following this release, Orfox, the longstanding Tor Project -approved bro...
05:22 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts next big Surface event is October 2
Tis the season for hardware events. First Apple, then Google and now Microsoft all have big announcements on tap for the next month or so. Details are light on this one. Same can be said for the invit...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Rigetti announces its hybrid quantum computing platform and a $1M prize
Rigetti, a quantum computing startup that is challenging the likes of IBM, Microsoft and Google in this nascent space, today at our TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 event announced the launch of its new hyb...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production
Harley-Davidson, the American symbol for internal combustion, chrome and steel, is going all in on two-wheeled EVs....
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Equity podcast live from Disrupt SF: Peak Valley Edition
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was incredibly fun. We recordedlive from the first floor of Tec...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter launches audio-only broadcasting feature on its iOS app and Periscope
Twitter is launching a new feature that allows users to create audio-only broadcasts directly from Twitter itself, as well as Twitter’s Periscope. The feature, which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey conf...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Eventbrite sets IPO range of $19 to $21, valuing it at $1.8B
Eventbrite has taken its final step toward becoming a publicly traded company. In an updated S-1 filing this morning, the ticketing and events company announced plans to sell 10 million Class A shares...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Live from Disrupt SF 2018 day three!
All good things must come to an end, and Disrupt SF is no different. But, in many ways, weve saved the best for last. Today well hear from Silicon Valley creator Mike Judge, DraftKings CEO Jason Robin...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla shares fall as two more high-profile executives resign
Tesla shares plunged as much as 10% Friday morning following two high-profile executive departures. Tesla shares have since recovered and were down 5.4% to $265.77 a share at 8:20 am P.T. The executiv...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Verizon declines to comment on WSJ report saying Tim Armstrong is in talks to leave Oath
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Tim Armstrong is in talks to leave Verizon as soon as next month. Armstrong heads up the carrier giant’s digital and advertising division, Oath (formerl...
01:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Starry wants to put high-speed 5G internet in reach of everyone
Starry, a Boston startup, wants deliver high-speed 5G internet in major cities at a reasonable price. Today, it announced it is expanding service from its initial launch in Boston to New York City. Th...
01:40 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Sonatype raises $80 million to build out Nexus platform
Sonatype, a cybersecurity-focused open-source company, has raised $80 million from investment firm TPG. The company said the financing will help extend its Nexus platform, which it touts as an enterpr...
01:08 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Managing the music business from a mobile phone, Jammber is making the industry sing
The music business is littered with stories about songwriters or studio contributors and session musicians who never get the credit — or money — they’re often due for their work on h...
01:05 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Latin America is the next stage in the race for dominance in the ride-hailing market
Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile. More posts by this contributor Latin Americas Movile...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch A top-tier app in Apples Mac App Store will steal your browser history
A popular top-tier app in Apple’s Mac App Store was found pilfering browser histories from anyone who downloads it. Yet still, at the time of writing, the rogue app Adware Doctor stands as the...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch A top-tier app in Apples Mac App Store stole your browser history
A popular top-tier app in Apple’s Mac App Store was found pilfering browser histories from anyone who downloads it. Yet still, at the time of writing, the rogue app Adware Doctor stands as the...
08:53 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Kry expands its telehealth service to France under new brand, Livi
Swedish telehealth startup Kry, which bagged a $66M Series B in June for market expansion, is executing on that plan — announcing today it will launch into the French market on September 15. Thi...
04:02 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Goldman CTO: the story about us dropping Bitcoin trading was fake news
It sometimes feels like the price of Bitcoin rises and falls on the turn of a speculative dime, and yesterday we saw one such moment come to pass, when it was reported that Goldman Sachs was planning ...
04:02 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Goldman CFO: the story about us dropping Bitcoin trading was fake news
It sometimes feels like the price of Bitcoin rises and falls on the turn of a speculative dime, and yesterday we saw one such moment come to pass, when it was reported that Goldman Sachs was planning ...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Meet the five Startup Battlefield finalists at Disrupt SF 2018
Over the past two days, 21 companies have taken the stage at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield. We’ve now taken the feedback from all our expert judges and chosen five teams to compete in the f...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Pretty art screen startup Meural gets acquired by ugly wifi router company
The startup behind theMeuralart frame has been acquired by Netgear. The deal was announced during the router company’s analyst day and was confirmed to TechCrunch by a Meural spokesperson. Terms...
01:37 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Vtrus launches drones to inspect and protect your warehouses and factories
Knowing what's going on in your warehouses and facilities is of course critical to many industries, but regular inspections take time, money, and personnel. Why not use drones? Vtrus uses computer vis...
01:30 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Wingly is carpooling for private planes
Dont call Wingly the Uber of the Sky Wingly co-fonder Emeric de Waziers would like to nip that little misinterpretation in the bud as the French startup looks to expand into the U.S. If anything, the...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Googles newest app Blog Compass helps bloggers in India manage their sites
Google has been heavily focused on serving the needs of Indian web users with the recent launch of apps like Tez for payments, Areo for food ordering, Neighbourly for communities, data-friendly versio...
01:11 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Kinta AI uses artificial intelligence to make factories more efficient
Kinta AI aims to make manufacturers smarter about how they deploy their equipment and other factory resources. The company, which is presenting today at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield in San F...
12:55 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Mira launches a device for more accurate fertility testing in the home
Mira, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, is a new device that aims to help women who are struggling to conceive. The Mira Fertility system offers personalized cycle prediction by measuring...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Crossing Minds would like to recommend a few entertainment options
Crossing Minds, which is launching in our Disrupt SF 2018 Battlefield today, is an AI startup that focuses on recommendations. The company’s app, Hai, provides you with a wide range of entertain...
12:32 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Unbound makes pleasure fashionable
Unboundfounders Polly Rodriguez and Sarah Jayne Kinney have long and varied careers. Rodriguez worked for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill on Capitol Hill before heading to Deloitte Consulting and dating...
12:17 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Former Facebook security chief says creating election chaos is still easy
As someone who’s had a years-long front-row seat to Russia’s efforts to influence U.S. politics, former Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos has a pretty solid read on what we can e...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Slack is having connection issues again
This is officially a trend. This afternoon, Slack reported connectivity issues through its official status channel. We can confirm. Roughly half of our messages are going through. And yes, its super d...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2018
Techcrunch Slack is having connection issues again (Update: Its back)
This is officially a trend. This afternoon, Slack reported connectivity issues through its official status channel. We can confirm. Roughly half of our messages are going through. And yes, its super d...
11:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Huawei caught cheating performance test for new phones
UL, the company behind the tablet and phone performance benchmark app 3DMark, has delisted new Huawei phones from its “Best Smartphone” leaderboard after AnandTech discovered the phone mak...
11:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch JUSTs plant-based eggs are coming to a grocery store near you
Vegans, rejoice! JUST’s sustainable egg alternative is set to arrive in stores this fall. The vegan foods company, formerly known as Hampton Creek, will sell the egg-free and dairy-free “e...
10:57 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter brings Bookmarks to the web with a new design, now in testing
Twitter is testing a new experience for web users, the company announced in a tweet on Thursday. A small number of Twitter users will see the updated version of Twitter for web, which will include acc...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Popbase helps YouTube stars build closer relationships with their fans
Entertainment has changed. New platforms led by YouTube have emerged to change the dynamic of broadcast media — once dominated by the rigid programming of TV — while the internet has enabl...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Look out US main-street banks, the Revolut is coming
Revolut, the new-generation smartphone-based bank which is blowing up Europe right now, has confirmed its intention launch in the United States and Canada later this year, taking its interesting combi...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Pixel 3 launch event will happen on October 9th
Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are hardly a secret at this point, having leaked out again and again over the last few weeks. But they’re still not quite official. The phones just took one...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Kadho debuts Kidsense A.I., offline speech-recognition tech that understand kids
Kadho, a company building automatic speech recognition technology to help children communicate with voice-powered devices, is officially exiting stealth today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 where it...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Lori Systems is launching a service with the Kenyan government for last-mile haulage from railroads
For Lori Systems chief executive and co-founder Josh Sandler, deals like the one between his company and the Kenyan government to solve last-mile solutions around the national railroad are about far m...
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Robinhood aims at IPO as the fintech startup seeks CFO
Now valued at $5.6 billion, zero-fee stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange Robinhood is starting preparations to go public. Just a year and a half ago, it was still largely under the radar. Bu...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos: Being a CSO can be a crappy job
Alex Stamos has been at the helm of some of the world’s most powerful companies for the past half-decade and is widely regarded as one of the smartest people working in the security space. Now, ...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch CB Therapeutics lab-grown cannabinoids could unlock new medicines and make others affordable
Marijuana may still be on shaky legal ground, but the therapeutic benefits of the psychoactive molecules cannabinoids inside the plant are solidly established. Unfortunately, cultivation of that pla...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube TV now lets you pause your subscription for up to 6 months
YouTube TV introduced a new feature to its service Thursday that allows users to pause their service between four-week and six-month periods at any time, as reported by Android Police. Unlike cancelin...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Alex Jones and Infowars permanently suspended from Twitter and Periscope after new content violations
Twitter has finally put an end to the ongoing controversy over how it has refused to completely shut down the accounts of Alex Jones and his online media site Infowars after a number of people complai...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Measuring AI startups by the right yardstick
AI startups arent SaaS startups. While many AI businesses deliver value via software monetized by a recurring subscription like their SaaS counterparts, the similarities between the two types of busin...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Salesforce research: Yep, consumers are worried about their data
Recent headlines at TechCrunch and elsewhere have been filled with news about data breaches, data misuse and other data-related scandals. But has that actually affected how consumers think about their...
08:03 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Seismic debuts robotic-assistive Powered Clothing undergarments
Powered Clothing is not a robotic exoskeleton. Not in the standard understanding of the term, at least. Seismic CEO Rich Mahoney wants to make that much clear. Exoskeletons are what the public underst...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch The SEC has never been busier investigating both private and public companies in the Bay Area, suggests agency head
Yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt, Jina Choi, the longtime head of the SEC’s San Francisco unit, declined to confirm that her agency is investigating Tesla CEO Elon Musk for his now infamous tweet...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Uber CEO: ride-hailing will be eclipsed by scooters, bikes, and even flying taxis
A decade from now, ride-hailing will be less than 50% of Uber’s business, in terms of transactions, CEODara Khosrowshahi said Thursday at Disrupt SF. The on-stage prediction is in line with rece...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Uber CEO: ride hailing will be eclipsed by scooters, bikes and even flying taxis
A decade from now, ride-hailing will be less than 50 percent of Uber’s business, in terms of transactions, CEODara Khosrowshahi said Thursday at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. The onstage prediction is ...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Whole Foods workers seek to unionize, says Amazon is exploiting our dedication
A group of workers at Whole Foods Market areleading an effort to establish a union for the Amazon-owned company’s 85,000+ workforce. In a letter addressed to Whole Foods employees, the group me...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Benchmark and Tiger double down on going public
In an ecosystem enthralled with private capital and delayed public debuts, Bill Gurley has been something of a maverick. The former dot-com equity analyst and long-time partner at Benchmark has pushed...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch The JBL Eon One Pro is a powered sound system for speakers and performers
As a speaker I often find myself mumbling into a microphone with little thought about the sound system powering it. While most PAs are massive affairs requiring a soundboard operator and lots of wirin...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Dating app Bumble says buzz off to Facebook, plans Hive space expansion next year
Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder and CEO of social and dating app Bumble, said today that Facebook’s move into dating is a “huge validation, the best thing that could happen to the dating s...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch ProtonMail names one of the attackers behind a major DDoS this summer
End-to-end encrypted email service ProtonMail has named one of the attackers behind a sustained distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) it suffered earlier this summer. The attack took its email s...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch British Airways customer data stolen in data breach
British Airways has confirmed a data breach. The London-based airline, the largest in the UK, did not disclose much about the breach, only that hackers stole customer data from its website, ba.com. In...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses
GreyOrange, a Singapore-headquartered firm that develops robots for warehouses, has pulled ina $140 million Series C funding round as it targets more expansion and growth. The company was started in 2...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Playing the global game, Sequoia can cut checks for up to $1 billion
As the shadow of SoftBank (and its $100 billion fund) looms large over the investment landscape, Sequoia Capital is pushing the upper limits of the checks it’s willing to write to global growth-...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Uber makes it easier to switch between rides, scooters, bikes and car rentals
You may remember how Uber laid out its ambitions to become a multi-modal transportation company back in April with the announcement of Uber Rent, preceded by a $200 million acquisition of bike-share s...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch PagerDuty raises $90M to wake up more engineers in the middle of the night
PagerDuty, the popular service that helps businesses monitor their tech stacks, manage incidents and alert engineers when things go sideways, today announced that it has raised a $90 million Series D ...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch What to expect from next weeks big iPhone event
Its been a slow year for Apple hardware. The company has traditionally done a good job spreading announcements throughout the calendar, but aside from an iPad event in Chicago and a MacBook refresh a ...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Robots can develop prejudices just like humans
In a fascinating study by researchers at Cardiff University and MIT, we learn that robots can develop prejudices when working together. The robots, which ran inside a teamwork simulator, expressed pre...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch MasterClass raises $80M after doubling sales last year
MasterClass, the website that brings celebrity-taught classes to the public, like tennis lessons from Serena Williams and photography instruction from Annie Leibovitz, has raised $80 million to expand...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram launches parent portal to teach internet safety
For parents who grew up with dial-up connections and tape players, the high-speed, digital social lives of their teens can be a mystery. Today, both the good and destructive aspects of social interact...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Bumble launches Snooze button to pause dating for a digital detox
Bumble doesn’t want you to delete your account when you get into a relationship, go on vacation or just need a break from your phone. So today it’s launching a Snooze button that lets you ...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Fertility startup Future Family switches to a subscription platform
Future Family, the startup offering more affordable plans for fertility services like IVF and egg freezing, is switching its model from small loans for these services to subscriptions. Fertility treat...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Ford gives the first peek at its Mustang-inspired electric crossover
Ford released the first image of a Mustang-inspired electric crossover that it plans to bring to market in 2020. The teaser image doesn’t offer a lot of detail. The image is just a sketch of the...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Teslas new bug bounty protects hackers and your warranty
Good news if you’re into hacking your car, you probably won’t void your warranty. The electric car giant confirmed the move in a tweet this week. Tesla’s product security policy now ...
04:40 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons Fire HD 8 tablet gets updated with hands-free Alexa
Amazons Fire tablets have been doing the Alexa thing for a while now, slowly improving the experience update by update. A new version of the Fire HD 8 tablet takes everything a step further with the a...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch US Treasury sanctions North Korea over Sony hack and WannaCry attack
The U.S. government has issued sanctions against a North Korean individual and an entity over historical cyberattacks, which wreaked billions of dollars in damages. In a statement, the U.S. Treasury n...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon launches kid-friendly FreeTime service in Spanish
Amazon’s kid-friendly FreeTime service offering books, apps, videos, games, and more, is now available in Spanish, the company announced this morning alongside news of its new Fire HD 8 devices....
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch BMW launches a personal voice assistant for its cars
At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, BMW today premiered its digital personal assistant for its cars, the aptly named BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. But you won’t have to say “Hey, BMW Inte...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Live from Disrupt SF 2018 day two!
Yesterday was a blast, but theres no reason to rest on our laurels. Disrupt SF 2018 Day 2 holds plenty in store for us. Well hear from Priscilla Chan, Dara Khosrowshahi, Reid Hoffman, Doug Leone and m...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch You can now use Alexa and Cortana to control your Xbox
You can now control the Xbox from Alexa and Cortana. Microsoft announced his morning it’s introducing a new way to interact with Xbox One using voice commands, by way of an Xbox Skill that works...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Fido Alliance adds a biometrics certification program to help fight spoofing
In a move aimed at upping standardsacross biometric user verification systems, the industry consortium,Fido Alliance, haslaunched a certification program for biometrics systems. “The goal of the...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft commits to fixing custom apps broken by Windows 10 upgrades
Microsoft wants to make life easier for enterprise customers. Starting today, it is committing to fix any custom applications that may break as a result of updates to Windows 10 or the Office 365 prod...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart partners with delivery logistics platform Bringg on last-mile grocery delivery
Walmart announced on Wednesday a new last-mile delivery pilot program, called Spark Delivery, which focuses on fulfilling customers’ online grocery orders. The retailer is working with delivery ...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Is Chinas digital silk road going to pave over Silicon Valley?
Over the past 20 years, China has now grown into one of the largest consumer technology markets, with thousands of startups and funding rivaling Silicon Valley....
02:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft launches its scooter business in Denver
Lyft launched its scooter business in Denver on Thursday, the first market for the company as it expands beyond ride-hailing and into other means of transportation. Lyft is one of a handful of compani...
01:52 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Apples Shazam acquisition cleared by EU regulators
European regulators have given the green light to Apple’s December 2017 acquisition of music and image recognition discovery firm Shazam. Apple Music is the second largest music streaming servic...
01:44 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Freelance marketplace Upwork files to go public on Nasdaq as UPWK
Another tech IPO is coming around the corner in what has been a strong year for startups taking the plunge and going public. Upwork— a marketplace connecting 375,000 freelance developers, writer...
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Skydio announces autonomous drone developer platform, new $1,999 price point
Skydio launched their self-flying R1 drone a few months back, now the startup is launching a developer platform that will allow users to design and share their own skills for the device, potentially o...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch With a $10 million round, Nigerias Paga plans global expansion
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor South Africas Yoco raises $16 million to boost digital s...
12:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Insight Venture Partners buys content management platform Episerver for $1.1 billion
Episerver, the Irvine, California-based company which provides services for marketers to manage content, was bought by Insight Venture Partners for a cool $1.1 billion from the private equity firm Acc...
12:23 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Salesforce updates Sales Cloud ahead of Dreamforce with increased automation
Dreamforce, Salesforce’s massive customer conference is coming later this month to San Francisco, but the news is starting already well ahead of the event. Today, the company announced updates t...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Take Peloton-style classes through a smart mirror
Imagine Peloton-style courses streamed to a smart mirror, and youve got a pretty close approximation of what Mirror is bringing to market today. The New York-based startup came out of stealth onstage ...
11:35 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch South Africas Yoco raises $16 million to boost digital services to small businesses
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Ovi...
11:13 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Tencent to tighten age verification checks for gamers amid government crackdown
Chinese Internet giant Tencent has announced it’s bringing in a new system of age checks to its video games which will be linked to a national public security database — in an effort to re...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch ShipBob brings in $40M to help e-commerce businesses compete with Amazon
ShipBob has raised a $40 million Series C to assist small direct-to-consumer e-commerce businesses with streamlining the fulfillment process, so it's possible for them to maintain a well-managed inven...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Hu-manity launches app giving consumers legal control over medical data
Hu-manity wants to change the way we share data by giving people legal ownership with contractual enforcement handled on the blockchain. The first foray will be with medical data, and today the compan...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Southeast Asias Fave raises $20M and adds mystery strategic investor from China
So you thought group-buying was dead?! Not in Southeast Asia whereFave, a company that aims to connect local merchants with customers using discount sales, has closed a $20 million Series B round as i...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Location marketing platform Uberall raises further $25M and acquires competitor Navads
Berlin-based location marketing startup Uberall has raised a further $25 million in funding — adding to a $25 million Series B raised earlier this year — and acquired competitor Navads. Te...
08:25 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is opening its first data center in Asia
Facebook is opening its first data center in Asia. The company announced today that it is planning an 11-story building in Singapore that will help its services run faster and more efficiently. The de...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Atomicos Yann de Vries joins flying taxi company Lilium as VP Corporate Development
Perhaps the one downside to building a venture capital firm filled with operational experience is that you can’t always keep an operator out of the action for too long. Or so it seems, if the la...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch European banking app Monese scores $60M Series B led by Kinnevik
The large amounts of cash that is being invested in challenger banks in the U.K., whether that be startups with a fully fledged banking license or those using the less burdensome e-money regulations, ...
04:01 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch iRobots new Roomba knows where its going
The Roomba i7+ looks like, well, it looks like a Roomba. There are few factors distinguishing the product from the last several generations. The rollers are bright green, along with a large Automatic ...
03:06 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch South Korean home cleaning startup Miso sweeps up $8 million Series A
South Korean home cleaning service Miso wants to leave its competition in the dust after raising an $8 million Series A. Led by AddVenture, with participation from returning investors Y Combinator, Fu...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Taxify is entering the e-scooter game
Estonian ride-hailing company Taxify will compete with Bird and Lime in Europe with its new brand of e-scooters, called Bolt, launching in Paris on Thursday.The company has rolled the scooter sharing ...
01:36 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Livongo Health expands under new offering with Abbott Labs
Livongo Health, a consumer digital health company is focused on the treatment of chronic diseases, is integrating its service with Abbott Labs’continuous glucose monitoring system. Livongo is ab...
01:13 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Origami Labs shows off its voice-powered smart ring
Origami Labs wants to bring voice assistants right to your ear without requiring you to wear a device like a Bluetooth headset or Apple AirPods. Instead, the startup is using a ring on your finger com...
01:06 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Secretive semiconductor startup Groq raises $52M from Social Capital
Groq has raised $52.3 million of a $60 million round, per an SEC filing. Social Capital co-founder and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, who’s listed on the filing, has participate...
01:06 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Nutrigene wants to personalize your vitamins using your genetic code
Vitamins are proving to be a lucrative industry in the United States. Just last year vitamin sales pulled in roughly $37 billionfor the U.S. economy. That’s up from $28 billion in 2010. To cash ...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Bay Area VCs agree that Silicon Valley may be losing its gravitational pull after all
Earlier today, we took the stage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event with top VCs Megan Quinn of Spark Capital, Sarah Tavel of Benchmark Capital, and Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures to explore some of t...
12:43 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Heres what happens to your heart rate when you testify to the Senate
Most of us won't ever have to present to the U.S. Congress, and that's probably for the best. It might bemore advisable to hit the gym if you want to give your heart a good work out, as opposed to hav...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Forethought looks to reshape enterprise search with AI
Forethought, a 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield participant, has a modern vision for enterprise search that uses AI to surface the content that matters most in the context of work. Its first use ca...
12:23 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Google will struggle if it re-enters China, says its former country head
The odds are stacked against Google if the reports are true and the company is trying to bring its services back to China, according to the former head of Google China. News reports last month uncover...
12:14 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch Kegg tracks your fertility by measuring vaginal mucus with a kegel ball
The fertility market is projected to be worth more than $30 billion by 2025, and today on the Disrupt Startup Battlefield stage, a new device called the Kegg, a Bluetooth-connected silicone kegel ball...
12:07 am GMT - Thu, September 6, 2018
Techcrunch 23andMe might soon offer a more comprehensive $749 DNA service
23andMe is testing a $749 “premium” service for deeper health insights, according to several customers who saw a test page for the new product and posted about it on Reddit. First spotted ...
11:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Myki raises $4M Series A to decentralize identity management for enterprises
Myki, a startup based between Beirut and New York which offers both a consumer and enterprise identity management solution to to store sensitive information offline, today announced at TechCrunch Disr...
11:34 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch The US is losing out to the rest of the world on blockchain, warn crypto figures
America’s reluctance to regulate crypto is costing the country on startups and potentially the future of technology. That’s the view of two major names in the crypto space, Ripple CEO Brad...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch N26 launches N26 Black for freelancers
Challenger bank N26 is launching a premium plan for professional accounts. N26 already had a free plan for freelancers and the self-employed, called N26 Business. N26 Business Black introduces the sam...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Justice Departments threat to social media giants is wrong
Never has it been so clear that the attorneys charged with enforcing the laws of the country have a complete disregard for the very laws they’re meant to enforce. As executives of Twitter and Fa...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch China is beating the US on AI, says noted investor Kai-Fu Lee
America may have created AI, but China is taking the ball and running when it comes to one of the world’s most pivotal technology innovations. That’s according to Kai-Fu Lee, a world-renow...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch McCarthyFinch AI services platform automates tedious legal tasks
McCarthyFinch sounds a bit like a law firm — and with good reason. The startup has developed an AI as a Service platform aimed at the legal profession. This week, it’s competing in the 201...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Uppercase raises $3.5M to help e-tailers open brick-and-mortar stores
Uppercase is launching out of stealth with $3.5 million in VC funding to help direct-to-consumer brands expand into the physical world. Lerer Hippeau has led the round, with participation from CRV and...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch TSA to expand 3D carry-on baggage screening to reduce security wait times
The Transportation Security Agencywill expand its 3D carry-on luggage scanning program it originally launched in more than a dozen airports this July. The agency originally estimated the program would...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch PoLTE lets you track devices using LTE signal
Meet PoLTE, a Dallas-based startup that wants to make location-tracking more efficient. Thanks to PoLTEs software solution, logistics and shipment companies can much more easily track packages and goo...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch D-ID launches its initial product with customers in printing, automotive and financial services
D-ID, the company developing software to scramble facial recognition technologies, has signed its first customers and launched its initial product onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. The culm...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch 23andMe underscores that privacy-loving customers need to opt out of its data deal with GlaxoSmithKline
23andMe, the genetics testing company, is in a state of constant evolution, as you’d expect any 12-year-old company would be. But that also means that customers need to be aware of how the compa...
09:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Backstage Capital to launch an accelerator in four cities to promote underrepresented founders
After launching a $36 million fund earlier this year to help support black female founders, Backstage Capital isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Today, the fund’s founder and managin...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Mobile spyware maker leaks 2 million records
mSpy, a commercial spyware solution designed to help you spy on kids and partners, has leaked over 2 million records including software purchases and iCloud usernames and authentication tokens of devi...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Stealthy wants to become the WeChat of blockchain apps
Meet Stealthy a new messaging app that leverages Blockstacks decentralized application platform to build a messaging app. The company is participating in TechCrunchs Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF ...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Lease, own or subscribe? Carma wants to jump-start the car-as-a-service market
The way we get around is changing fast. Between ride services, on-demand car sharing, and other methods to have a car only when you need it, owning one is getting less and less compelling. A new start...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Ashton Kutcher hates cars, loves scooters
Ashton Kutcher and Effie Epstein discussed their investment strategy at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. With their VC fund Sound Ventures, they invested in Bird. While they are conflicted on this topic, Kutche...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Girlboss and Nasty Gals Sophia Amoruso on picking yourself up after failure
At Disrupt SF 2018, Girlboss CEO Sophia Amoruso sat down with former TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Bonatsos to talk about the success of Girlboss and the failure of Nasty Gal, Amoruso’s failed ret...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Lockheed Martin teams up with drone racers to add AI
Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League are working together to make driverless drones much, much smarter. The project, aimed at bringing AI to commercial drone flyers, is “challenging teams...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Clinc expands to automotive, releases SaaS platform for its voice AI assistant
Clinc co-founder and CEO Jason Mars just announced the company is expanding to a third vertical: Automotive. The company, which started in fintech and recently unveiled a product for drive-thru restau...
08:29 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter agrees to abuse-transparency reports, civil rights audit
A meek and quiet “no” was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s refrain as he responded to an onslaught of questions from House Energy Committee Republicans about whether his service shadowbans ...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Highlights from the Senate Intelligence hearing with Facebook and Twitter
Another day, another political grilling for social media platform giants. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s fourth hearing took place this morning, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitte...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Heres Ashton Kutchers advice to Jack Dorsey
It might feel like ancient internet history, but Ashton Kutcher was the first person to reach 1 million followers on Twitter back in 2009. Effie Epstein and Kutcher came to Disrupt to talk about their...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Uber CEO: No plans to sell self-driving car unit for now
Uber has no plans to sell its self-driving car research unit “at this time,” according to the company’s chief executive. Dara Khosrowshahi said that the ride-hailing giant will ̶...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Denver, Austin & Miami are the top upcoming tech startup markets, says Sound Ventures
Ashton Kutcher’s VC firm, Sound Ventures,believes there’s opportunity for investment outside of Silicon Valley. Specifically, the firm pegs Denver, Austin and Miami as the most promising U...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Elastics IPO filing is here
Elastic, the provider of subscription-based data search software used by Dell, Netflix, The New York Times and others, has unveiled its IPO filing after confidentially submitting paperwork to theSEC i...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Google adds a bunch of rugged devices to its Android Enterprise Recommended program
Rugged smartphones, the kind of devices that business can give to their employees who work in harsh environments, are a bit of a specialty market. Few consumers, after all, choose their smartphones ba...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Toyota to recall 1 million Prius hybrid models over fire risk
Automobile giant Toyota said it is recalling over a million Prius hybrid vehicles globally, including 192,000 cars in the US. The company said in a statement Wednesday that the recall is due to a fire...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Vital Software comes out of stealth to make ER visits less terrible
After two years operating in stealth, Mint .com founder Aaron Patzer’s new startup Vital Software is open for business. Patzer made the announcement Wednesday while on the Next Stage at Disrupt ...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Google announces Dataset Search to help scientists and journalists tell stories
Google announced Wednesdaythe launch of its new “Dataset Search” to help scientists and data journalists alike sift through the data-drenched web easier and quickly find stories between th...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Kevin Roses fasting app Zero beefs up with new CEO, $1.2M funding
Cancer almost killed the acquisition of video workout startup FitStar and its co-founder Mike Maser, who’s just become the CEO of theNo. 1 fasting app, Zero. It was a dream that turned into a ni...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Juul says it will use technology to help you quit e-cigarettes, too
E-cigarette maker Juul plans to use technology like user authentication and a tool set for tracking e-cigarette usage to help people quit its product, according to Juul’s co-founder and Chief Pr...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Unity CEO says half of all games are built on Unity
Unity CEO John Riccitiello came to TechCrunch Disrupt SF to give everyone an update on the world’s most popular game engine. You might not be aware that most of the games youre playing, especial...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Kids gaming platform Roblox raises $150M
Roblox, which allows kids to create 3D worlds and games, has raised an additional $150 million in funding. The company didn’t disclose its valuation in the announcement, but a source with knowle...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Crypto market crashes after Goldman reportedly scraps trading plans
The crypto market is down significantly today, practically across the board of all coins, following a report that claims Goldman Sachs has backed down on plans to start a dedicated cryptocurrency trad...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Cyan Banister shares her journey from homeless teen to VC
This morning at TechCrunch SF 2018, Founders Fund partner Cyan Banister shared her inspirational journey from a homeless teen at the age of 15 to now a venture capitalist who’s invested in start...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Longtime Kleiner Perkins investor Beth Seidenberg has raised $320M for her own fund
Beth Seidenberg, a general partner at Kleiner Perkins since 2005, has taken the wraps off her new fund, Westlake Village BioPartners. The Los Angeles-based firm has raised $320 million to incubate and...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Location data platform Factual raises $42M
Factual announced this morning that it has raised $42 million in new funding. The company launched in 2009 and now provides location data to customers like Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsof...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch With moon mining, space tourism and colonization on the horizon, Star Trek is only years away
“Where we are at the beginning of this century is where Star Trek begins,” says Alan Stern, the NASA researcher who was one of the architects of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. In an ag...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook sues BlackBerry over patent infringement of voice-messaging tech
Facebook has accused BlackBerry of stealing its voice-messaging technology in its instant messaging app. In an 118-page complaint filed Tuesday in San Francisco, Facebook claimed BlackBerry infringed ...
04:28 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Justice Dept. says social media giants may be intentionally stifling free speech
The Justice Department has confirmed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has expressed a “growing concern” that social media giants may be “hurting competition” and“inten...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Gwyneth Paltrows Goop to pay for making unsubstantiated claims eggs about vaginal Jade eggs
Goop, the lifestyle and e-commerce site startup up by Hollywood darling Gwyneth Paltrow, has settled a $125,000 lawsuit connected to false advertisements of a $66 Jade egg the company claimed balanced...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Gwyneth Paltrows Goop to pay for making unsubstantiated claims about vaginal Jade eggs
Goop, the lifestyle and e-commerce site started by Hollywood darling Gwyneth Paltrow, has settled a $125,000 lawsuit connected to false advertisements of a$66 vaginal Jade egg, which the company said ...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Launchpad Studio accelerator welcomes a cohort of blockchain and finance startups
Google has inducted a new class of startups into the Launchpad Studio accelerator it inaugurated last year; the first group was focused on gleaning new insights from medical data, and this one is abou...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Language learning app Drops adds Native Hawaiian, more than doubles downloads
Drops, the game-based language learning app, has announced Native Hawaiian as the newest addition to the app’s thirty-language selection. With just under 300 Native Hawaiian speakers worldwide a...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Announcing Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2018
Every year, TechCrunch chooses an elite cohort of startups to compete in Startup Battlefield – TechCrunch’s premier global startup launch competition. This year’s selection was the m...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Uber gets better about safety with ride checks and address anonymization
On the heels of the rape and murder of a Didi ride-hailing passenger in China, Uber has announced some new features to ensure safety for both the passenger and the driver.The first is what Uber calls ...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Bernie Sanders intros Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (BEZOS)bill
Bernie Sanders has never been one to mince words and the past couple of weeks have found the independent senator from Vermont going toe to toe with some of the worlds largest and wealthiest companies...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Disrupt SF Day One LIVE right here!
Disrupt SF has descended upon the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, and we have one helluva show in store for you. This morning we’ll hear from Cyan Bannister, Drew Houston, Anne Wojcick...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch AnchorFree, maker of Hotspot Shield, raises $295 million in new funding
AnchorFree, a maker of a popular virtual private networking app, has raised $295 million in a new round of funding, the company announced Wednesday. TheRedwood City, Calif.-based app maker’s fla...
02:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter is considering badging bots as far as we can detect them
At today’sSenate Intelligence Committee hearing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was asked by vice chair Sen. Mark Warner whether users should have “a right to know” if they are talking to a ...
02:36 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch The Volvo 360c concept is an office-bed-living room mashup to disrupt domestic air travel
Volvo unveiled Wednesday its vision for future travel. And it’s an electric autonomous vehicle without a steering wheel or other traditional means of control that would serve multiple purposes f...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Canters restaurant royalty raises $9.5 million for Ordermark, a takeout order management service
Alex Canter knows the restaurant business. The scion of Los Angeles’ famous first family of the deli business — the owners of the eponymous Canters restaurant — Canter has been in th...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons fashion push continues with a new J.Crew Mercantile storefront for clothes under $300
Fashion is the second-largest category in online retail, and so Amazon — now a trillion-dollar e-commerce behemoth — is making sure that it will have key role to play in it. In the latest ...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch eBay expands its authentication program to luxury watches
Last fall, eBay took on fashion resale sites like TheRealReal with the debut of its own authentication program for luxury goods. Today, that program will now authenticate luxury watches, in addition t...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Google rebuked by Senate Intelligence Committee for not sending Page or Pichai to testify
Alphabet’s decision to decline to send its CEO Larry Page totoday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing — to answer questions about what social media platforms are doing to thwart ...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch TAPPP raises $5M to offer pre-paid access to live sports streaming
There is a good chance you’ve never heard of TAPPP, but you probably know some of its customers like Major League Baseball (MLB) and the NFL. And if you’ve ever seen pre-paid cards for acc...
01:18 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook users becoming more cautious and critical, says Pew
Ahead of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifying before Congress later today, where she will be questioned alongside Twitter CEO Jack Dorseyas US lawmakers wrestle with how to regulate social media pl...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat adds new styles as Spectacles V2s get used 40% more than V1
Snapchat isn’t revealing sales numbers of version 2 of its Spectacles camera sunglasses, but at least they’re not getting left in a drawer as much as the V1s. The company tells me V2 owner...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch TomTom launches a free mobile maps SDK for developers
TomTom, the mapping and navigation company you probably still remember from its heyday as a leader in the stand-alone in-car GPS space, is launching a free mobile maps SDK for developers at TechCrunch...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Airbnb for Work is getting bigger
Companies can now use Airbnb's platform to arrange team-building activities, off-sites & meetings and to book temporary homes for employees relocating for work. ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Hasura debuts open source event system to simplify serverless development
Hasura, a company that creates tools for developers on top of the popular Postgres database, is introducing a new product in public Alpha today aimed at helping programmers build serverless apps more ...
11:36 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch EU to move ahead with cultural quotas for streaming services
The European Union is set to move ahead with a plan to enforce pan-European quotas on streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix to support production of locally produced film and video co...
10:31 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch MacPaw releases CleanMyMac X
Indie app maker MacPaw updated its Mac cleaning software with a new major version called CleanMyMac X (which is different from MacKeeper). Its hard to believe, but CleanMyMac currently has 5 million u...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch GMs Mary Barra outlines EV plans as LG Electronics plant prepares to come online
GM is poised to build more all-electric vehicles as improvements continue at its recently expanded battery lab and a new LG Electronics plant in Michigan comes online, according to the automaker’...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch German mobility startup Wunder Mobility raises $30M Series B
Wunder Mobility, the Hamburg-based startup that provides a range of mobility services, from carpooling to electric scooter rentals, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. The round was led by KCK...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Here are the six startups participating in Betaworks LiveCamp
Betaworks this morning revealed this list of six startups participating in its fourth Camp accelerator program. Launched in 2016, the program brings together a collection of young companies united und...
06:59 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Are you TC Top Pick material? Apply to exhibit free at Disrupt Berlin
Calling all early-stage startup founders! Show of hands, please. Who among you wants to exhibit your outstanding technology to thousands of influential tech leaders, founders and investors at Disrup...
05:12 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Morgan Stanley: Teslas autonomous ride-sharing network is worth one-tenth of Waymo
Morgan Stanley has valued Tesla’s autonomous vehicle ride-sharing business, which does not yet exist, at $17.7 billion, about one-tenth of Waymo’s value, yet still above GM Cruise, the inv...
03:42 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch WSJ reports that Theranos will finally dissolve
Theranos is reportedly finally closing down for good, nearly three years after a Wall Street Journal investigation called its blood testing technology into question. The WSJ said the company, whose dr...
03:24 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Meditation app Headspace bets on voice and AI with Alpine.AI acquisition
Headspace, a meditation app with 31 million users that is valued at $320 million, is doubling down on voice and A.I. technology to help differentiate itself from the rest of the wellness pack. The com...
03:14 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch The Xbox Adaptive Controller goes on sale today and is also now part of the V&A museums collection
In an important move for inclusion in the gaming community, the Xbox Adaptive Controller, created for gamers with mobility issues, is now on sale. The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) also announc...
02:03 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch Burning Man: sympathy for the turnkey devil
The most interesting thing about Burning Man, says me, is that it’s a testbed for a post-scarcity society. The irony of course is that such a testbed requires enormous amounts of money and resou...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch SynapseFI raises $17M to develop its fintech and banking platform
SynapseFI, a startup that helps banks and fintech companies work together to develop technology, has announced that it raised a $17 million Series A funding round. The funding actually closed at the b...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, September 5, 2018
Techcrunch How to watch Facebook and Twitters big hearings with Congress
On Wednesday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will appear before Congress in the latest high profile hearings for tech on Capitol Hill. The main event will take place at 9:30 ...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook, Twitter: US intelligence could help us more in fighting election interference
Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has admitted that the social networking giant could have done more to prevent foreign interference on its platforms, but said that the governme...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter is a Nazi haven for the same reason its CEO claims no bias
From a simple business perspective and to serve the public, Twitter is incentivized to keep all voices on the platform. Thats Twitter CEO Jack Dorseys argument for why Twitter does not use political i...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon opens its largest Amazon Go convenience store yet
Amazon is pickingup the pace when it comes to unveiling its line ofstores of the future," today opening its second cashier-less Amazon Go convenience store in the last week.More Amazon Go locations ar...
10:36 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Netflix snags former Disney exec Christie Fleischer to lead its consumer products team
Netflix is doubling down on its merchandising efforts with its hiring of former Disney exec Christie Fleischer to head its global Consumer Products team. Previously the head of merchandise for parks, ...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Instead of Larry Page, Google sends written testimony to techs Senate hearing
Silicon Valley is about to have another big moment before Congress. On Wednesday, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg will go before the Senate Intelligence Committee to f...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Skype finally adds call recording
Skype is the communication tool of choice (and necessity) for millions, but it has always lacked a basic feature that no doubt many of those millions have requested: call recording. Well, Microsoft fi...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Expanding its internet service to more countries in Africa, Tizeti raises $3 million
Tizeti, the Nigerian internet service provider behind the brandWifi.com.ng, has raised $3 million in a new round of funding as it expands its unlimited internet service into Ghana. The new financing w...
09:22 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Learn about dismantling algorithmic bias at Disrupt
When Netflix recommends you watch Everything Sucks after youve finished Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, an algorithm decided that would be the next logical thing for you to watch. And when Google shows you...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch What incubators and tech ecosystems can offer health startups
Startups operating in the health and life sciences space commonly require support navigating a heightened regulatory environment and evolving end-user or beneficiary expectations. ...
08:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Thoma Bravo buys majority stake in Apttus in unexpected ending
Apttus, a quote-to-cash vendor built on top of the Salesforce platform that looked to be heading toward an IPO in recent years has taken a different tack, instead being acquired by private equity firm...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Behind the turnaround that netted Vinted 50 million
It was May 2016 when Thomas Plantenga got the call. He was living in New York and working on projects with Fabrice Grinda — the co-founder of classified juggernaut OLX, and the founder of FJ Lab...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch The Pansar Augmented watch hides it smarts behind an analog face
The Pansar Augmented is a Swedish smart watch that looks like a standard three-handed wristwatch. However, with the tap of a button, you can view multiple data points including weather, notifications,...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Three former Social Capital partners are reportedly raising a $200M fund
Tribe Capital, the venture capital firm launched by Arjun Sethi, Jonathan Hsu and Ted Maidenber, a trio of former Social Capital partners, is reportedly raising $200 million for its first flagship ven...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch MIT researchers teach a neural network to recognize depression
A new technology by MIT researchers can sense depression by analyzing the written and spoken responses by a patient. The system, pioneered by MIT’s CSAIL group, uses “a neural-network mode...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch HTC leans on Facebooks Oculus as it tries to sell a VR subscription product
HTC is cozying up to its main competitor in the VR space, Facebook-owned Oculus as it looks to find a business model that will wrestle it out of the VR market doldrums. Today, the Taiwanese hardware c...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Mercedes-Benz unveils the EQC to kick off $12 billion electric offensive
Mercedes-Benz unveiled Tuesday the EQC, an all-electric crossover that kicks off the German automaker’s plans to invest more than $12 billion to produce a line of battery-powered models under it...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch These two CRISPR experts are coming to Disrupt SF 2018
CRISPR, the gene-editing system that could one day change the course of humanity still has a long way to go before we seriously alter anything but it’s not too far-fetched to say it could happen...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Chrome gets a new look for its 10th birthday
It’s been ten years since Google first launched Chrome. At the time, Google’s browser was a revelation. Firefox had gotten slow, Internet Explorer was Internet Explorer and none of the sma...
04:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon strikes $1 trillion market cap, 4 weeks after Apple did the same
Amazon just joined the exclusive $1 trillion club (briefly). The e-commerce behemoth jumped above a trillion dollar market cap on Tuesday during intraday trading. Its share price hit an all-time high ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Landis acquires real estate startup GoldenKey
Landis, a platform that uses data science to help institutional real estate investors buy and sell residential real estate, today announced that it has acquired GoldenKey, a well-funded startup that s...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Evernote lost its CTO, CFO, CPO and HR head in the last month as it eyes another fundraise
Evernote, the productivity app with 225 million users that lets people take notes and organise other files from their working and non-work life, has been on a mission to reset its image as the go-to s...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Wikimedia warns EU copyright reform threatens the vibrant free web
The Wikimedia Foundation has sounded a stark warning against a copyright reform proposal in Europe that’s due to be voted on by the European Parliament next week. (With the mild irony that it...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Didi makes more safety changes and will pause night services while it does
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has detailed further safety measures incoming to its platform following a second murder of a female passenger last month. The20-year-old woman had been using Didis Hitc...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Open source drone software startup Auterion lands $10M seed funding
Auterion, a startup that offers a drone operating system built on top of the popular P4X open source software, has landed $10 million in seed funding. Backing the round is Lakestar, Mosaic Ventures, C...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Mozilla hires former Google executive as its new policy and security chief
Mozilla has hired Alan Davidson, a former Commerce Dept. digital director, as its new global policy chief. The Firefox browser maker said Tuesday that the former civil servant, who oversaw internet po...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected
The Wing is bringing the physical world it's created for professional women through its co-working spaces to the digital world, with the launch of a social networking app,slated to become available la...
11:53 am GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Chat app Line to raise $1.33BN via convertible bonds to double down on financial services
Move over stickers and games: Japanese messaging app firm Line has announced it’s raising around148.1 billion yen ($1.33BN) through convertible bonds to fund aggressive expansion into the financ...
09:08 am GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Munich Re buys IoT middleware startup, relayr, in deal worth $300M
Berlin based Internet of Things (IoT) startup relayr, whose middleware platform is geared towards helping industrial companies unlock data insights from their existing machinery and production line ki...
08:15 am GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Atlassian launches Jira Ops for managing incidents
Atlassian today announced the first beta of a new edition of its flagship Jira project and issue tracking tool that is meant to help ops teams handle incidents faster and more efficiently. Jira Ops in...
08:15 am GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Atlassian acquires OpsGenie, launches Jira Ops for managing incidents
Atlassian today announced the first beta of a new edition of its flagship Jira project and issue tracking tool that is meant to help ops teams handle incidents faster and more efficiently. Jira Ops in...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Encrypted cloud storage and collaboration company Tresorit secures 11.5M Series B
Tresorit, the Swiss-Hungarian company that provides end-to-end encrypted “file sync and sharing” for businesses, has closed 11.5 million in Series B financing. The round is led by European...
06:05 am GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Maoyan, Chinas largest online movie ticket service, files to go public in Hong Kong
Tencent-backed Maoyan Weiying, Chinas largest online movie ticketing service, has filed for a public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The company, which submitted a prospectus under the name ...
06:02 am GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Shine grabs $9.3 million to build a bank for freelancers
French startup Shine is raising a $9.3 million (8 million) Series A round. The company is building an alternative to traditional bank accounts for freelancers working in France. XAnge is leading today...
02:35 am GMT - Tue, September 4, 2018
Techcrunch Meituan reportedly targets $55B valuation for Hong Kong IPO, leading to concerns that may be too high
Meituan-Dianping is reportedly aiming for a $55 billion valuation in its upcoming initial public offering in Hong Kong, but the company’s net losses and increasing competition from Alibaba are a...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Political anonymity may help us see both sides of a divisive issue online
Some topics are so politically charged that even to attempt a discussion online is to invite toxicity and rigid disagreement among participants. But a new study finds that exposure to the views of oth...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Myanmar jails Reuters reporters who uncovered military atrocity
Reporting the news isn’t illegal, unless you’re in Myanmar. The Southeast Asian country this week sentenced two reporters from Reuters to seven years in jail in response to an investigativ...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Lending startup Portal Finance nabs $200 million for small business loans in Latin America
Latin American small businesses just got a big boost with a new commitment for a $200 million lending joint venture between the Bogota-based startup Portal Finance and Latin America’s largest fi...
08:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Fall 2018 tech IPOs face myriad of headwinds
2018 has been an incredibly strong year for IPOs, particularly in the technology sector. Among the brand names this year that have made their public debuts are Dropbox, Xiaomi, Spotify (through a dire...
08:10 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Dropbox drops some enhancements to Paper collaboration layer
When you’re primarily a storage company with enterprise aspirations, as Dropbox is, you need a layer to to help people use the content in your system beyond simple file sharing. That’s why...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch TikTok adds video reactions to its newly-merged app
Just about a month after the merger of the short-form video apps Musical.ly and TikTok, the app is introducing a new social feature, allowing users to post their reactions to the videos that they watc...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Udaan, the e-commerce startup led by three former Flipkart executives, raises $225M
The trio announced this morning that their B2B e-commerce startup Udaan had raised $225 million in Series C funding. The cash infusion, according to Indian media reports, makes Udaan the fastest-ever ...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Audi starts mass production of its first all-electric SUV
Audi began production of its first all-electric SUV on Monday, three years after the German automaker unveiled a concept version of the vehicle at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The compan...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch The VoCore2 is a tiny computer that can play tiny Doom
The VoCore2 is a Wi-Fi capable computer with a 580 MHz CPU and 128 RAM that supports video, USB, and Ethernet. And it plays Doom. That’s right: this is a computer you can easily swallow and allo...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Peep the future of distributed ledgers with the leaders of Hyperledger, Parity Technologies and Tradeshift
As cryptocurrencies emerge from the speculative bloodletting of the past months, believers in the promise of distributed ledger technologies for business and consumer applications are casting about fo...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Wireless headphones and earbuds to fit your budget
Editors note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutters independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and TechCrunch may earn affiliate commissions. ...
06:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch The best of IFA 2018
IFAs one of the years most fascinating tech shows and not just because it means hanging out in Berlin for the week. The conference is primarily targeted at European consumers, but the late-August/ear...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Five Eyes governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors or else
A pact of five nation states dedicated to a global “collect it all” surveillance mission has issued a memo calling on their governments to demand tech companies build backdoor access to th...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Avrios has quietly raised $14M for an AI-fueled fleet management platform
Swiss startup Avriosreckons business mobility is going to get a whole lot more interesting as companies adopt more tailored mobility solutions, rather than sticking with the traditional one car per pe...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Skype rolls back its redesign by ditching stories, squiggles and over-the-top color
Just over a year after Skype introduced a colorful, Snapchat-inspired makeover which included its own version of “stories,” the company says it’s now going to refocus on simplicity &...
01:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter
The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tig...
09:59 am GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Funding Circle, a P2P SME lending platform, steps towards an IPO
UK founded startup Funding Circle, a p2p lending platform which focuses on the underserved small business market, has announced a “potential intention” to float on the London Stock Exchang...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Countingup, the business bank account that combines bookkeeping, raises 2.3M seed
Countingup, the U.K. fintech that provides a business bank account that combines bookkeeping, has raised 2.3 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Forward Partners, with participation from pre...
06:32 am GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Here are the speakers so far for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018
Were excited to head to Beirut, Lebanon, on October 3rd for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018. Yes, were bringing our premier startup pitch competition to the Middle East / North Africa, and as...
05:08 am GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft no longer taking new enrollments for its Surface Plus financing program
Microsoft has quietly ended its Surface Plus financing program about a year after it launched. In a message on its site, the company said it stopped taking new enrollments on August 31 “after mu...
01:30 am GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch How to help Californians whose tap water is tainted
Karen Lewis knows about water problems. The 67-year-old lives in Compton, where the water coming out of her tap is tinged brown by manganese, a metal similar to iron, from old pipes.The water is suppl...
12:34 am GMT - Mon, September 3, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Going on a true crime spree with Netflixs Evil Genius
“Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist” is a tough title to live up to, but the Netflix docuseries pulls it off. That’s because the story that ...
11:32 pm GMT - Sun, September 2, 2018
Techcrunch The collapse of ETH is inevitable
Jeremy Rubin Contributor Share on Twitter Jeremy Rubin is currently a technical advisor to Stellar, a Bitcoin Core Contributor, investor and advisor to early-stage crypto startups, starting a company ...
06:35 pm GMT - Sun, September 2, 2018
Techcrunch When battery life saves human life
Few would equate human life with battery life, but for many migrants escaping war or famine, a single percentage point of battery can mean getting the right information at the right time or not survi...
05:35 pm GMT - Sun, September 2, 2018
Techcrunch JD.coms CEO was arrested, then released, by Minneapolis police this weekend on suspicion of alleged sexual misconduct
JD.com’s billionaire CEORichard Liu was arrested by Minneapolis police late Friday night on suspicion of alleged sexual misconduct. He was released yesterday afternoon around 4 p.m. Today, JD.co...
05:13 pm GMT - Sun, September 2, 2018
Techcrunch Starry CEO Chet Kanojia will discuss the future of home networks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF
Starry wants to change the way the home internet is delivered. Founded in 2014, the Boston-based startup takes an innovative approach to the space by beaming broadband speed internet through the air, ...
02:45 pm GMT - Sun, September 2, 2018
Techcrunch For Labor Day, work harder
Labor Day is a holiday that just doesnt fit Silicon Valley. Its purported purpose is to celebrate working men and women and their our progress toward better working conditions and fairer workplaces....
09:00 am GMT - Sun, September 2, 2018
Techcrunch One extra week to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa 2018
Theres no lack of creative innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, and thats why were bringing Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 our world-renowned startup pitch c...
01:31 am GMT - Sun, September 2, 2018
Techcrunch Used car site Vroom is raising $70M six months after a big round of layoffs
After cutting a big portion of its staff in March, Vroomis back pitching investors.Yesterday, the site for buying and selling used carsfiled to raise $70 million in new equity funding....
09:36 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch Its time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech
Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, there has been burgeoning awareness of the hate speech on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. While activists have pressured these companies t...
08:59 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch This is the GoPro Hero 7
GoPros latest action camera isnt expected to be revealed until later this month, but we just caught a pretty good glimpse of the thing. The Hero 7 made an early appearance as part of an in-store displ...
07:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch Payday startups are increasing access to wages, but is make any day payday the right choice?
Kristen Berman Contributor Kristen Berman is a co-founder of Duke's Common Cents Lab with Professor Dan Ariely. Common Cents is generously supported by MetLife Foundation. Kristen was on the founding ...
07:29 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa is now available on 20,000 devices
That large number comes courtesy of Amazons press event at IFA in Berlin this week. It’s an impressive jump, given that the company was only boasting around 4,000 the last time it reported a num...
07:29 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa now works with 20,000 devices
That large number comes courtesy of Amazons press event at IFA in Berlin this week. It’s an impressive jump, given that the company was only boasting around 4,000 the last time it reported a num...
06:35 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch Ubers chief diversity officer is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt 2018
At TechCrunch Disrupt 2018, Uber’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Bo Young Lee will be joining us to talk about the ride-sharing company’s efforts to put detoxify its corporate cult...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers
It has the feel of a science fiction plot. A young man heads online to look up deals on things he likes. Slowly, the tables turn. Now, its the computer that starts telling him what he wants. Buy these...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch An ode to Apples awful MacBook keyboard
Yes I am very late to this. But I am also very annoyed so I am adding my voice to the now sustained chorus of complaints about Apple’s redesigned Mac keyboard: How very much it sucks. Truly, mad...
05:36 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch Paul Graham on why he doesnt like seeing college-age and younger founders
Yesterday, as part of some of its newest programming for startup founders, the startup incubator Y Combinator posted a new interview with its widely revered founder Paul Graham. The apparent idea was ...
04:20 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch The Amazonization of Whole Foods, one year in
Amazon promisedto breathe new tech into the relationship with Whole Foods after putting a$13.7 billion ring on it one year ago. So how did that promise shake out? At the time, Amazon said the goal was...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch DJI Mavic 2 review
The Mavic Pro was a revelation. It wasnt a perfect product, to be sure, but it represented a new paradigm for DJI and the consumer drone industry in general. It was compact, folding up into a nice, po...
03:10 am GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day
Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: its the surprise three-day weekend after a summer of vacationing. Or its the day everyone barbecues a...
01:01 am GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch Apple is late to a self driving milestone its first test car accident
Apple’s secretive self-driving vehicle program has disclosed its first accident, according to a report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The low speed accident, which occur...
12:13 am GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch Thailand is becoming a critical country for blockchain
While United States regulators are still trying to figure out how to think about cryptocurrencies, Thailands government is already mapping out its owncentral bank digital currency. This is just one of...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, September 1, 2018
Techcrunch In recruiting win, GMs Cruise employees offered equity in Cruise
In what will be seen as a big recruiting and retention win for Cruise, employees will be offered equity in GM’s self-driving technology subsidiary rather than shares of GM. The securities offeri...
11:02 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Skullcandy aims upscale with two new headphones
Skullcandy has always been an odd brand. Aimed at a younger, hipper audience, the headphones always featured wacky graphics and a lower price point. Now, facing competition from multiple players, they...
11:01 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter hints at new threaded conversations and whos online features
Twitter head Jack Dorsey sent out a tweet this afternoon hinting the social platform might get a couple of interesting updates to tell us who else is currently online and to help us more easily follow...
10:39 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Google and AISense will talk voice at Disrupt SF 2018
Only a few years ago, talking to your phone or computer felt really weird. These days, thanks to Alexa, the Google Assistant and (for its three users) Cortana and Bixby, it’s becoming the norm. ...
10:12 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Its Friday, so heres a rap video about scooter startup Bird
Listen, if you’re the kind of person who wants to watch a rap video about scooters, here’s a rap video about scooters. Don’t let me stop you. Also, if you make it to the end, you mig...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Users Guide to Disrupt SF 2018
Disrupt SF (Sept 5-7) approaches with just a few days until things kick off. We have an all-star lineup that only TechCrunch can assemble, and were expecting our largest number of attendees yet. Check...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Rappi raises $200M as Latin American tech investment reaches new highs
Rappi, the Colombian on-demand delivery startup, has brought in a new round of funding at a valuation north of $1 billion, as first reported by Axios and confirmed to TechCrunchby a source close to th...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch The Village Voice will no longer publish new stories
The Village Voice is dead at least, as a functioning journalistic organization. Starting today, the legendary alternative newspaper will no longer publish new stories. Gothamist reports that at a sta...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Leaked shots show off new Google Pixel 3 design, specs
The Google Pixel 3 XL has had a truly comical amount of leaks to date, but for the most part its younger, smaller brother has been a bit a more camera-shy. Well, today we finally have some purported p...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch More Alexa blueprints arrive, offering customizable voice apps for families and roommates
Earlier this year, Amazon rolled out a new feature that allowed Alexa device owners to create their own custom skills using preconfigured templates. Today, Amazon is expanding Alexa Blueprints, as the...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Watch review
The industry is forever chasing the Apple Watch. After all, the smartwatch has been a rare bright spot in a plateauing wearables category. Even Fitbit recently found itself heading in that direction, ...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch BlackRock pushes for separation of powers at Tesla
The world’s largest investor is joining the chorus of voices pushing for a separation of powers at the electric vehicle, solar panel and battery manufacturer, Tesla. Funds managed by BlackRock, ...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Update: BlackRock voted for separation of powers at Tesla
Update: This post has been updated to reflect that BlackRock’s votes were cast in the last shareholder meeting. The world’s largest investor joined the chorus of voices pushing for a separ...
04:37 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch The mass exodus at Social Capital continues
A series of departures continued this morning at Chamath Palihapitiya's VC firm, Social Capital, with Mike Ghaffary, a partner since August 2017, announcing he was moving on to focus on angel investin...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Mynewsdesk acquires web monitoring service Mention
Communications workflow company Mynewsdesk is acquiring French startup Mention for an undisclosed sum. Norwegian business media group NHST currently owns Mynewsdesk. Mention lets you monitor keywords ...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Apples new iOS 12 beta fixes the annoying please update bug
iOS 12 beta testers have been plagued with a frustrating bug that continually pops up messages alerting them that a new iOS update is available when, in fact, it’s not. Apple has now fixed this ...
03:44 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Wish, Netflix, Uber and ~100 others testing WhatsApps new Business API
Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced the launch of its first revenue-generating enterprise product, the WhatsApp Business API. The API allows businesses to respond to messages from WhatsApp users fo...
03:05 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is called Windows 10 October 2018 Update
But what’s in a name, right?...
02:21 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch YC-backed travel startup Duffel inks $4.7M round led by Blossom Capital, but stays coy on the details
A new London-based travel-industry startup is slowly coming out of stealth mode, but although its releasing its funding round, its keeping the actual product close to its chest. For now. Y Combinator ...
01:58 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa routers are a thing now
Some things are inevitable stock market fluctuations, thunderstorms, your favorite band reuniting to offset poor financial planning. And then theres Alexa. Amazons smart assistant is slowly making it...
01:41 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Apple will require all apps to have a privacy policy as of October 3
Apple is cracking down on apps that don’t communicate to users how their personal data is used, secured or shared. In an announcement posted to developers through the App Store Connect portal, A...
01:41 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Google and Mastercard reportedly partner to track offline purchases
According to a report from Bloomberg, Google and Mastercard have signed a secret deal so that Google could track retail sales using Mastercard transaction data. This is yet another proof that Googles ...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Teslas drama, China-based companies are listing in the U.S., and SurveyMonkey is (finally) going public
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, we were a man down, with the excellent Alex Wilhelm of Crunch...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Teslas drama, China-based companies are listing in the US and SurveyMonkey is (finally) going public
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, we were a man down, with the excellent Alex Wilhelm of Crunch...
10:28 am GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Chat app Line hopes its own crypto token can solve its user growth problem
Line, the Japanese messaging app firm that’sbestknown for its cutesy characters and stickers, is pushing deeper into crypto after it launched its own token to help grow its stagnant user base. L...
08:54 am GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch Scientists make a touch tablet that rolls and scrolls
Research scientists at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab have built a prototype touchscreen device that’s neither smartphone nor tablet but kind of both — and more besides. ...
01:18 am GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch To boost Amazon Pay in India, Amazon reportedly acquired Tapzo, an all-in-one aggregator app, for $40M
On the heels of Google rebranding Tez to Google Pay in India, and Walmart acquiring a majority stake in e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, Amazon is also making a run in India to hone in on the country&...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, August 31, 2018
Techcrunch California lawmakers are one step closer to bringing back Obama-era net neutrality protections
California’s state Assembly voted 58-17 on Thursday to advance a bill, called S.B. 822, that would implement the strongest net neutrality provisions in the U.S. The bill now heads back to the Se...