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11:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Alphabet exec Richard DeVaul is reportedly out after sexual harassment story
As Axios first reported, Richard DeVaul, a director at the entity formerly known as Google X, has left the company. An incident involving DeVaul behaving inappropriately toward a Google interviewee wa...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch The Biggening
Everything is already big. The iPhone SE died. The iPad Mini was last upgraded in 2015. The 11-inch MacBook Air died years ago. The smaller Series 4 Apple Watch has a bigger display than the larger Se...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Twitters U.S. midterms hub is a hot mess
Today, Jack Dorsey tweeted a link to his company’s latest gesture toward ongoing political relevance, a U.S. midterms news center collecting “the latest news and top commentary” on t...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Zuckerberg says the future is sharing via 100B messages & 1B Stories/day
The News Feed won’t sustain Facebook forever, and that’s scaring investors. Today on Facebook’s earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg stressed that sharing is shifting to private chat, wher...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch NASAs prolific planet-hunter Kepler has finally earned its retirement
After nine years of service, half a million stars surveyed, and thousands of planets discovered around those stars, NASA's astonishingly successful Kepler space telescope is finally taking a well-earn...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch The hybrid cloud market just got a heck of a lot more compelling
Let’s start with a basic premise that the vast majority of the world’s workloads remain in private data centers. Cloud infrastructure vendors are working hard to shift those workloads, but...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Waymo, take the wheel: Self-driving cars go fully driverless on California roads
Self-driving startupWaymo,aGooglespin-off owned by parent company Alphabet, has been granted the first permit in California to begin driverless testing on public roads. Yes, that means self-driving ca...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbase is now worth more than all but three cryptocurrencies
With its shiny new $8 billion valuation, Coinbase is now worth more than all but the top three cryptocurrencies that trade on the platform. That’s right, the only cryptocurrency assets that are ...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook shares climb despite Q3 user growth and revenue
After last quarter’s bloodbath earnings report that cut 20 percent from Facebook’s share price, the social network stumbled in Q3 2018, reaching 2.27 billion monthly users, up 37 million u...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up
Its not too late for tech giants to learn to be responsible, self-aware competitors. However, a few central questions must be answered....
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Can Apple finish 2018 on a high note? Well find out Thursday
Will the company satisfy Wall Street with its latest earnings report Thursday?...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch WeWork-owned Meetup brings on David Siegel as CEO
Late this past summer, Meetup founder and CEO Scott Heiferman moved into the chairman position, leaving the CEO role vacant. Today, Meetup has announced that David Siegel will be taking the helm at th...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Even Financial acquires Birch Finance, a credit card rewards startup
On the heels of a funding round to the tune of $18.8 million, Even Financial has acquired Birch Finance for an undisclosed sum. Even offers products like a pre-approval API, real-time pricing, machine...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Google Pixel 3 XL users are getting twice the notch, thanks to a bug
Over the past two years, the notch move from anomaly to fact of life, and no company has proven itself more pro-notch than Google. From its embrace of #notchlife in Android Pie to the downright gigant...
07:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch ZypMedia raises $5.6M to help traditional media companies embrace online ads
Local advertising startup ZypMedia is announcing that it has raised $5.6 million in Series C funding. That’s relatively small amount of money for a Series C (the company had previously raised $6...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Gmails iOS app gets a unified inbox
Gmail users on iOS are getting a notable upgrade today: a unified inbox. While Android users have had the option to see multiple inboxes in a single view, iOS users – until now – have had ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Gboard now lets you create a set of emoji that look like you
Last summer, Google introduced its own take on Bitmoji with the launch of “Mini” stickers in its keyboard app, Gboard, which leverage machine learning to create illustrated stickers based ...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Wazes new audio player supports Pandora, Stitcher and more
Drivers can now listen to their favorite tunes without having to leave the Waze navigation app. This week, Waze added an audio player to its crowdsourced navigation app that aims to deliver music, pod...
04:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch True Ventures has two new funds totaling $635 million to plug into a wide range of startups
True Ventures never seems to be short on exits. Most recently, the 13-year-old venture firm saw early checks to Ring, Blue Bottle Coffee, Duo Security and Evident.io pay off via exits to Amazon, Nestl...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Up close and hands on with the new MacBook Air
Why, it seems like only yesterday that Steve Jobs first pulled the MacBook Air from a manila envelope for the world to see. It wasnt, of course that was 10 years ago this January. In that past decade...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Up close and hands-on with the new MacBook Air
Why, it seems like only yesterday that Steve Jobs first pulled the MacBook Air from a manila envelope for the world to see. It wasnt, of course that was 10 years ago this January. In that past decade...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Emotional wellness startup Aura raises $2.7 million from Cowboy Ventures and Reach Capital
Aura, an app for emotional well-being, has raised a $2.7 million seed round co-led by Cowboy Ventures and Reach Capital, with participation from others. When Aura first launched a couple of years ago,...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Apples new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone
Apple’s newest MacBooks include a new feature that makes it virtually impossible for hackers or spies to eavesdrop on your microphone. Buried in Apple’s latest range of MacBooks including...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Up close and hands-on with the new iPad Pro
The new Pro marks what is arguably the single largest design change to the iPad line in its eight and a half year existence. In fact, the new slate is almost unrecognizable as an iPad from the front, ...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch A fully loaded iPad Pro will cost you $2,227
This is a public service announcement. The latest and greatest iPad, namely the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, will cost you $2,227 to buy in its best configuration and with the basic accessories that make it wo...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Cockroach Labs launches CockroachDB as managed service
Cockroach Lab’s open source SQL database, CockroachDB, has been making inroads since it launched last year, but as any open source technology matures, in order to move deeper into markets it has...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Apples new iPads delete the home button for good
Apple drove the final nails in the home button’s coffin on Tuesday, removing the once ubiquitous feature from its new line of iPad devices. The new iPad Pro devices, revealed at Tuesday’s ...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Apple ditches the headphone jack on latest iPad Pro models
The headphone jack is missing from the latest versions of the iPad Pro. It’s gone. Dead. Worse yet, the headphones that come with the iPhone will not work either. Apple ditched Lightning for USB...
04:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Freebird flies off with $8M to rescue passengers after flight cancellations
American Express Ventures has led the round, with support from Citi Ventures, PAR Capital Ventures, General Catalyst and Accomplice. ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Get your free tickets to Startup Battlefield Latin America 2018
Were 10 short days away from making TechCrunch history, and we couldnt be more excited. On 8 November, we kick off our firstStartup Battlefield Latin America 2018 at the Tomie Ohtake Institute in So P...
03:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Heres everything Apple announced today at its big hardware event
From new iPads to new MacBook Airs, Apple had a bunch of hardware refreshes to debut this morning. Here’s everything they showed off. New MacBook Air The MacBook Air is, at last, getting a Retin...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch The iPad finally moves to USB-C
Lightning had a good run, but its time to switch everything to USB-C. Apple finally dropped the Lightning port with the new iPad Pro. And the USB-C port is much more versatile than Lightning. For inst...
03:06 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Sentieo raises $19M to be the AI-powered Bloomberg Terminal
To get an edge on the market, investors must look beyond traditional financial info like revenue and profits. Our every online activity generates data exhaust like web traffic, Twitter mentions, app d...
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Apple adds 60 more Today at Apple sessions covering Pro tools, Siri Shortcuts, AR and more
Apple is expanding the number and types of classes it hosts at its retail stores, under the banner of “Today at Apple.” The company says it’s adding 60 more sessions at its stores, i...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Apple introduces a new magnetic Apple Pencil
Apple is borrowing some ideas from the competition with the second-generation Apple Pencil with a flat edge. The most exciting thing is that you wont lose it in your backpack anymore as it uses magnet...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch The new iPad Pro features less bezel, larger screens and USB-C
Here it is, the latest iPad Pro. A refreshed version of Apple’s highest-end tablet is, as anticipated, the centerpiece for today’s big event in Brooklyn. The new tablet marks what is argua...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch The new Mac Mini is up to five times faster and starts at $799
Now that the Air’s got shiny new update, it’s time for the other major neglected entry in the Mac line. As Tim Cook noted on stage, the company’s got another “small” addi...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Long-awaited brand-new MacBook Air finally gets retina display and Touch ID
MacBook Air fans aren't hard to find. Although I admit to being a bit skeptical at its introduction, the laptop grew from an underpowered runt to an underappreciated workhorse over the years. But the ...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch There are now 100 million Macs in use
During its press event in Brooklyn, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some numbers on the Mac in particular. The active install base of all Macs is currently 100 million. People love the Mac and they use it t...
01:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Live from Apples iPad event
In the words of three of our greatest philosophers, “no sleep ’til Brooklyn.” That goes double for all of you West Coasters, because today’s Apple event is kicking off bright a...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch How to watch the live stream for Apples iPad and Mac keynote
Apple is holding a keynote today at the Brooklyn Academy of Musics Howard Gilman Opera House, and the company is expected to unveil a brand new iPad Pro as well as updated Mac computers. The event sta...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Twitters doubling of character count from 140 to 280 had little impact on length of tweets
Twitter’s decision to double its character count from 140 to 280 characterslast year hasn’t dramatically changed the length of Twitter posts. According to new data released by the company ...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch AppZen nabs $35M for AI that audits expenses in real time for non-compliance and fraud
The march to add more artificial intelligence-powered tools into the enterprise stack continues apace, and today another startup has raised a growth round to position itself as one of the leaders in i...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Concord raises $25 million for its contract management platform
Concord is raising a new $25 million funding round led by Tenaya Capital, with existing investors CRV and Alven also participating. The company is building a platform that makes it easier to manage yo...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Messaging-based primary healthcare service 98point6 raises $50 million from Goldman Sachs
The messaging-based primary care provider 98point6 has raised $50 million in its latest round of led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. It seems that Jo Natauri, the global head of hea...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch I tried meditating with a brain-sensing headband and I didnt hate it
Im bad at meditating. The act of sitting still with my thoughts is a terrifying, anxiety-inducing thing. Ive been on and off meditation kicks for years now, so Im willing to try just about any quick f...
12:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Conversica, which uses AI to replicate sales agents, raises $31M, now valued around $300M
Chatbots have largely been a disappointing development up to now in the world of artificial intelligence applications, with too many mistakes made when the AI fails to address a user’s actual in...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Ole Harms to talk about Moias mobility bet at Disrupt Berlin
Volkswagen Group wants to reinvent itself in the age of connected and electric vehicles. And it starts with Volkswagens Moia, a brand new mobility brand with services and vehicles built for the cities...
12:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbase is now valued at $8B after closing new $300M round
Even in a bear market, investors see money in crypto.Crypto exchange Coinbase says it is now valued at over $8 billion after it closed a new $300 million round of fundingto “accelerate the adopt...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Valued at $500M, investors say HeadSpin is one of the fastest-scaling software companies ever
HeadSpin has raised $20 million from GV, ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures and more....
11:30 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch What the Bolsonaro victory means for Brazils startup ecosystme
Pedro H. Ramos Contributor Pedro H. Ramos is a partner at Baptista Luz Advogados. Pedro has been representing clients in the technology sector since 2009. He is an advisor to the Interministerial Comm...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch What the Bolsonaro victory means for Brazils startup ecosystem
Pedro H. Ramos Contributor Pedro H. Ramos is a partner at Baptista Luz Advogados. Pedro has been representing clients in the technology sector since 2009. He is an advisor to the Interministerial Comm...
11:05 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Airobotics raises another $30 million for its automated drone technologies
Airobotics,the developer of automated drones that can fly without a pilot, has raised $30 million in a new round of financing. The new funding will be used to boost the company’s manufacturing e...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch The Jay-Z-backed life insurance startup, Ethos, has raised $35 million
Ethos, the startup marketing a new life insurance product for people who probably haven’t really thought about life insurance, may have 99 startup problems but new capital ain’t one. The c...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Live from Apples iPad event
In the words of three of our greatest philosophers, “no sleep ’til Brooklyn.” That goes double for all of you West Coasters, because today’s Apple event is kicking off bright a...
10:59 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendo turns to old favorites Mario and Pokmon to hit lofty Switch target
Nintendo is betting that two of its most-beloved franchises— Mario and Pokmon — can help it hitits lofty goal of selling 20 million Switch consoles this financial year. The company made th...
10:37 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Snap expands Snapchat Shows with 25 new series out of the UK
Snapchat, in hot competition with the likes of YouTube and Instagram’s IGTV to capture a growing audience that is replacing traditional TV with online and mobile video programs, now has 5 millio...
09:57 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Uber investor Hillhouse goes after food and beverage startups with $100M fund
The food and beverage market is having a moment as venture capital money sloshes around looking for its high-potential startups. Hillhouse Capital, the China-based investment fund that counts Airbnb, ...
09:33 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Sony posts $2.1B profit as PlayStation sales keep on growing
Sony’s PlayStation business continues to come on leaps and bounds after a 27 percent increase in gaming revenue helped the company record a $2.1 billion profit in Q2. The PlayStation division is...
09:23 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Uber back in court in UK to argue against workers rights for drivers
Uber is back in court in the UK today and tomorrow to try once again to overturn atwo year oldemployment tribunal ruling that judged a group of Uber drivers to be workers — meaning they’re...
08:41 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Applying AI to insurance documents, omni:us raises its first Series A funding
Earlier this year omni:us, an AI-driven service which is able to process digital documents (some of which contain handwriting) by classifying them and extracting the valuable data, revealed it was wor...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Four days left before Disrupt Berlin 2018 early-bird pricing goes extinct
Listen up, Menschen. In German, its time to Himmel und Hlle in Bewegung setzen put heaven and hell in motion. In English, its time to move heaven and earth. Say it anyway you like, you still have onl...
07:32 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch One of cryptos longest-running exchanges has been sold
One of the longest-standing crypto exchanges has new owners after Europe-based Bitstamp was sold to South Korea’s Nexon, marking the gaming firm’s second such acquisition. The acquirer isN...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch How to watch the live stream for Apples iPad and Mac keynote
Apple is holding a keynote today at the Brooklyn Academy of Musics Howard Gilman Opera House, and the company is expected to unveil a brand new iPad Pro as well as updated Mac computers. The event sta...
04:27 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Ian Small, former head of TokBox, takes over as Evernote CEO from Chris ONeill
Former TokBox head Ian Small is replacing Chris ONeill as CEO of Evernote, the note-taking and productivity app company said this morning. In a blog post, Small said that the leadership change was ann...
02:49 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Lime hires its first chief business officer amid push into car-sharing
Lime has tapped David Richter, Uber's former vice president, to lead its business operations....
01:00 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2018
Techcrunch Social commerce startup Goxip lands $1.4M investment to add flexible payments
Social e-commerce startup Goxip raised $5 million in January, and now the Hong Kong-based business has brought in more cash with a strategic $1.4 million investment from financial services company Con...
11:26 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Google AI listens to 15 years of sea-bottom recordings for hidden whale songs
Google and a group of game cetologists have undertaken an AI-based investigation of years of undersea recordings, hoping to create a machine learning model that can spot humpback whale calls. It's par...
11:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch iHeartRadio is coming to Mexico
iHeartMedia announced today that its streaming radio app iHeartRadio is coming to Mexico. In fact, a beta version of the app is already live, with plans for an official launch on November 3. As part o...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Another Kleiner investor has just raised her own fund
She may not have the name recognition of former colleague Beth Seidenberg, but Lynne Chou O’Keefe, who has spent the last five-plus years investing in healthcare on behalf of the venture firm Kl...
10:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch YC-backed Observant uses the iPhones infrared depth sensors to analyze user emotions
Observant has found a new way to use the fancy infrared depth sensors included on the iPhone X, XS and XR: analyzing people’s facial expression in order to understand how they’re respondin...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch The corpse of Kodak coughs up another odd partnership
Kodak isn’t feeling very well. The company, which sold off most of its legacy assets in the last decade, is licensing its name to partners who build products like digital cameras and, most comic...
10:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Europes most popular ride-hailing service is launching e-scooters
Daimler-owned ride-hailing company mytaxi will release a fleet of e-scooters in Southern Europe later this year....
10:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Civil servant who watched porn at work blamed for infecting a US government network with malware
A U.S. government network was infected with malware thanks to one employee’s “extensive history” of watching porn on his work computer, investigators have found. The audit, carried o...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch iOS 12.1 arrives tomorrow with Group FaceTime and camera improvements
Looks like Apples not saving all of its news for the big event in Brooklyn tomorrow. The company just revealed that the latest version of iOS is arriving tomorrow in time for the iPad reveal. The bigg...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch At long last, pet portraits with background blur are possible on the iPhone XR
The new iPhones have some great new photography features, but the XR lacks a couple, for instance portrait mode for non-people subjects, owing to its sadly having only the one camera. So last year! Fo...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Google employees will walk out on Thursday to protest companys handling of sexual misconduct
The women's walk is planned for Thursday, according to a BuzzFeed News report....
09:13 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Department of Justice launches a new hate-crime resource portal
Following an alarming week of domestic terrorism, the U.S. Department of Justice has consolidatedinto a single online hub resources and reporting tools for hate crimes. According to a DOJ press releas...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Failed drone startup Airware auctions assets, Delair buys teammates
Airware desperately sought cash for 18 months before running out of money and shutting down last month, leaving about 120 employees without jobs after the startup had burned $118 million in funding. B...
08:16 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Privacy group calls on US government to adopt universal AI guidelines to protect safety, security and civil liberties
After months of work, a set of guidelines designed to protect humanity from a range of threats posed by artificial intelligence have been proposed. Now, a privacy group wants the U.S. government to ad...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch A digital revolution is reshaping Democratic campaigns
Jordan Birnholtz Contributor Share on Twitter Jordan Birnholtz is the cofounder of The Tuesday Company, which makes tools to help progressives organize in a digital world. Two weeks before the 2016 el...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Hidden files hint at a possible PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2
At launch, the long-awaited (and much hyped) western adventure that is Red Dead Redemption 2 is only available on the PS4 and Xbox One. That might not be the case forever, though. Code hidden within t...
07:12 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Unu raises $12 million to build new electric scooter
German startup Unu raised a $12 million funding round led by Ponooc with existing investors Capnamic Ventures, Iris Capital, Michael Baum and NRW.BANK also participating. The company has been building...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Google Discover begins to replace the iconic search box on mobile
It’s not broke, but Google is fixing it. As it announced last month, Google is rebranding Google Feed, its news landing page on Android and in the Google app, to be called Google Discover. Throw...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Assessing IBMs $34 billion Red Hat acquisition
As you look at the $34 billion IBM-Red Hat deal announced yesterday, if you follow the enterprise closely, it seems like a good move, at least on its face. It could be years before we understand the t...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Google looks to AI interactions and cats to power its latest AR feature
Of all the features and hardware that dropped at Google’s event earlier this month, one that felt particularly glossed over was Playground, the new augmented reality mode that’s arrived on...
06:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Say Hi to Nybble, an open-source robotic kitten
If you’ve ever wanted to own your own open-source cat, this cute Indiegogo project might be for you. The project, based on something called the Open Cat, is a laser-cut cat that walks and “...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch What the newly revised copyright law lets (and doesnt let) you do with your gadgets
You think you own your phone, but you don't. Copyright law prohibits you from modifying its software in certain ways, opening you up to a voided warranty, cancelled service, or even a lawsuit but tha...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Eaze co-founder Keith McCarty raises $5M for his new B2B cannabis startup
Craft Ventures has led the round for WAYV....
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Signal rolls out a new privacy feature making it harder to know a senders identity
Signal, regarded as the gold standard of end-to-end encrypted messaging apps, is rolling out a new feature that will further protect the identities ofmessage senders. “While the service always n...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Signal rolls out a new privacy feature making it tougher to know a senders identity
Signal, regarded as the gold standard of end-to-end encrypted messaging apps, is rolling out a new feature that will further protect the identities ofmessage senders. “While the service always n...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Naspers announces $300 million initiative to support startups and tech in South Africa
Naspersannounced a $100 million Naspers Foundry fund to support South African tech startups. This is part of a $300 million (1.4 billion rand) commitment by the South African media and investment comp...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Google and Disney launch interactive Little Golden Books that work with Google Home
Today’s kids are too young to remember Disney’s read-along books and records, which combined narration and sounds with physical books to make reading more entertaining. But they may have l...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch LoopMe closes $17M growth investment led by BGF to expand further into the US
In 2013 LoopMe was a start-up which started out trying to solve the problem of intrusive ads on a mobile screen by consolidating them into an ad inbox. In 2014 they dumped that idea to become a mobile...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch UK chancellor announces 2% digital services tax on tech giants revenues starting in April 2020
The UK government has announced a new “digital services” tax of two percent that it plans to start levying on the UK revenues of tech giants like Amazon, Google and Apple based on the mone...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Red Dead Redemption 2: Five tips for being the best outlaw you can be
Red Dead Redemption 2 has set a high bar for the next generation of open world games, and as much as we’ve already discussed it, we’ll be addressing the deeper themes of the story as we co...
04:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch The OnePlus 6T is launching on T-Mobile
This year marks an interesting turning point for OnePlus. In December, it will hit the five year mark. The Oppo-backed company has managed to grow significantly in that relatively short window. Back i...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch OnePlus edges toward mainstream with the 6T
This could be OnePluss moment. Back in June, the Oppo-backed Chinese smartphone maker announced that it had sold one million units of its latest handset in 22 days. These arent Apple or Samsung number...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch You can now control the Nvidia Shield TV with Alexa
Shield TV, Nvidia’s streaming media set-top box introduced last year, is going hands-free by way of Alexa. The company announced this morning the launch of a new Amazon Alexa skill which will en...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch No, Twitter is not removing its like button soon, but it is considering it
Twitter’s like button — the heart at the bottom of a Tweet — is one of the more enduring and popular parts of the Twitter experience. So it took some by surprise to see a story publi...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Vimeo subscribers can now publish videos directly to LinkedIn
Vimeo announced today a new feature that will allow videos to be published directly to LinkedIn. The added support is a part of the company’s “Publish to Social” feature, which alrea...
02:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch AmazonSmile has raised $100 million for charity
A little good press goes a long way for a company like Amazon. The company routinely gets knocked for things like warehouse conditions, tax breaks and impact on smaller retail outlets. AmazonSmiles he...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Atlassian sells Jitsi, an open-source videoconferencing tool it acquired in 2015, to 88
After announcing earlier this year that it planned to shut down HipChat and Stride and sell the IP of both to Slack, today enterprise software company Atlassian made another move related to its retrea...
01:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Here are the 20 games shipping with the PlayStation Classic
The PlayStation Classic already has a release date (December 3) and price ($100), but before today, Sonys neglected to announce one key bit of information: games. The electronics giant has finally see...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch DJI releases a modified Mavic 2 drone aimed at enterprise
DJI announced today at an event in Texas a modified version of its well-received Mavic 2 aimed squarely at business ranging from government to education. The base of the folding drone is the same as t...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Blue Apron gets a much-needed boost with Jet.com partnership
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. That explains a coming-together between two startups today afterJet.com announced it will give beleaguered Blue Apron a leg-upby introducing its meal kits for custo...
12:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch IBM is betting the farm on Red Hat and it better not mess up
Who expects a $34 billion dealinvolving two enterprise powerhouses to drop on a Sunday afternoon, but IBM and Red Hat surprised us yesterday when they pulled the trigger on a historically large deal. ...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Chinas Didi Chuxing is poised to expand into hotel bookings
China’s largest ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing is entering the hotel-booking business as it strives to recover from two highly publicized murders of female passengers by drivers on its platform. ...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Southeast Asias Grab pulls in $200M from travel giant Booking
Fresh from a strategic investment from Microsoft, Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing leader Grab is back in the money again after it closed $200 million in fresh capital from Booking Holdings, the tr...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch The Red Hydrogen One phone exists but should it?
The Red Hydrogen One is real. Ive held it in my hands. Its sitting face down on my desk right now as I type these words. None of this is to say, of course, that it needs to or even should exist. The H...
11:32 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Google beefs up Firebase platform for the enterprise
Today at the Firebase Summit in Prague, Google announced a number of updates to its Firebase app development platform designed to help it shift from an environment for individuals or small teams into ...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Five days left to reap big early-bird savings for Disrupt Berlin 2018
This is it, startup fans. Were in the homestretch for big savings on tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2018. That means you have just five days left to save up to 500 on two action- and opportunity-packed day...
07:40 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Robby Stein to talk about Instagram beyond Systrom at Disrupt Berlin
Last month, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger announced that they would be leaving Instagram and Facebook. All eyes are now on Instagram to figure out whats going to happen ...
06:37 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch AnyMind, which uses AI for advertising, marketing and HR, raises $13.4M
AnyMind Group, a Singapore-based company that uses AI in online advertising, HR and marketing, has pulled in a strategic $13.4 million investment to go after growth in Japan and other Asian markets. T...
05:28 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Far-right social network Gab goes offline after GoDaddy tells it to find another domain registrar
Gab, the far-right social network that the suspect in Saturdays mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue used to share anti-Semitic posts, has gone offline after GoDaddy gave it 24 hours to find a new do...
04:01 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Walmarts test store for new technology, Sams Club Now, opens next week in Dallas
Walmart’s warehouse club, Sam’s Club is preparing to open the doors at a new Dallas area store that will serve as a testbed for the latest in retail technology. Specifically, the retailer ...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2018
Techcrunch Silicon Valleys sovereign wealth problem
John Vrionis Contributor Share on Twitter John Vrionis is the founder of Unusual Ventures. Its time to bring the conversation about where Silicon Valley gets its money from out into the open. Followin...
11:21 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2018
Techcrunch Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM
With its latest $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, IBM may have found something more elementary than “Watson” to save its flagging business. Though the acquisition of Red Hat is by no mea...
11:14 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2018
Techcrunch These 14 startups endorsed by the seed-stage investment firm Pear just hit the fundraising trail
Earlier this week, in a beautiful garden in Woodside, Ca., the team at the five-year-old, seed-stage venture firm Pear hosted it fifth annual demo day. It’s an event that’s limited to roug...
08:47 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2018
Techcrunch The largest software acquisition ever: IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B
At a price typically reserved for semiconductor companies, telecoms, and pharmaceutical giants, IBM announced today it would pay a record $34 billion in cash and debt to acquire enterprise open source...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Theres spooky fun in Netflixs Haunting of Hill House
The new Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House” is based on the classic Shirley Jackson novel of the same name, but fans will probably have a better time if they put the book out of th...
07:15 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2018
Techcrunch IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B in cash and debt, taking a bigger leap into hybrid cloud
After rumours flew around this weekend, IBM today confirmed that it would acquire open source, cloud software business Red Hat for $190 per share in cash, working out to a total value of $34 billion. ...
05:16 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2018
Techcrunch Translating startup-speak for the corporate buyer
Perry Hewitt Contributor Share on Twitter Perry Hewitt works at the intersection of marketing, technology, and mission-driven organizations. Startups salivate at the prospect of entering the enterpris...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2018
Techcrunch The tools, they are a-changing
Building web services and smartphone apps, which is most of what I’ve been doing professionally at HappyFunCorp1 for the last decade or so used to be pretty straightforward. Not easy, but straig...
08:33 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2018
Techcrunch Facial recognition startup Kairos founder continues to fight attempted takeover
There’s some turmoil brewing over at Miami-based facial recognition startup Kairos . Late last month, New World Angels President and Kairos board chairperson Steve O’Hara sent a letter to ...
05:09 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2018
Techcrunch The SaaS VC gap: China & other markets trail the US
Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Early-stage SaaS VC slip snaps recovery as public software stocks...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2018
Techcrunch Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliamentthis week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate th...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2018
Techcrunch The Venture Twins
Justine and Olivia Moore like to introduce themselves together, otherwise, it can be a little confusing. They live together in an apartment in Menlo Park. They share clothes. They both wear Rothy̵...
03:05 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2018
Techcrunch Should cash-strapped Snapchat sell out? To Netflix?
Snapchat needs a sugar daddy. Its cash reserves dwindling from giant quarterly losses. Poor morale from a battered share price and cost-cutting measures sap momentum. And intense competition from Face...
02:07 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2018
Techcrunch Here are 25 of the most innovative new projects using tech to help refugees and NGOs
Whats fascinating about the project as its developed is that, at the time, it was considered quite radical, perhaps even odd, to bring tech people into the equation. But simply watching the footage of...
05:18 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla is rolling out its Navigate on Autopilot feature
Some Tesla owners in North America will wake up to a new driver assistance feature that had been delayed for testing, according to a tweet sent Friday evening by CEO Elon Musk. “Tesla Autopilot ...
04:02 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2018
Techcrunch Texas has a long history of problems with Hart eSlate voting machines
During early voting in some Texas counties, a handful of voters reported seeing their straight-ticket votes changed to endorse the opposing party. Others reported that an issue with the voting machine...
12:26 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2018
Techcrunch Waymo is testing what it should charge for its robotaxi service
Self-driving startup Waymo,aGooglespin -off owned by parent company Alphabet,has started to test pricing models for rides in its autonomous vehicles in Phoenix,the latest indication that the company i...
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter suspends accounts linked to mail bomb suspect
At least two Twitter accounts linked to the man suspected of sending explosive devices to more than a dozen prominent Democrats were suspended on Friday afternoon. Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, was apprehended...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Expedia acquires Pillow and ApartmentJet to conquer the short-term rental market
Travel booking site Expedia wants to better compete with Airbnb....
09:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Eerie AI-generated portrait fetches $432,500 at auction
The question of whether a machine can create art, or anything at all, is at the heart of many a philosophical debate and has been for decades. But whether it's worth something on the market? That poin...
08:35 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Meet Shuttle, the company thats building a booking agent for spaceflight
Avery Haskell says he first knew he wanted to be an astronaut ever since he was a boy growing up in Houston near NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The 24 year-old Stanford graduate who counts Stephen...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Study: Latinx women-led startups have raised 0.4% of VC since 2009
Digitalundivided's latest report highlights the disparity in funding for Latinx female-founders....
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft has no problem taking the $10B JEDI cloud contract if it wins
The Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI cloud contract bidding process has drawn a lot of attention. Earlier this month, Google withdrew, claiming ethical considerations. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos respo...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Google rolls out .new links for instantly creating new Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms
Google Docs just rolled out a time-saving trick that’s sure to be welcomed by heavy users of Docs, or any of Google’s other productivity tools like Sheets, Slides, Sites or Forms. The comp...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Electric scooter startup Grin merges with Brazil-based Ride
Grin, the Mexico City-based electric scooter company backed by Y Combinator, is merging with Sao Paulo-based Ride to further the company’s expansion across Latin America. This comes shortly afte...
07:03 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch California delays its net neutrality law while FCCs new rules are challenged
California's much-anticipated net neutrality rules, which were signed into law last month, are being put on ice until a challenge to the FCC's own rules at the federal level is resolved. It's unfortun...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchats new Camera desktop camera app brings AR masks to Twitch, Skype
Snapchat is launching its first Mac and Windows software that takes over your webcam and brings its augmented reality effects to other video streaming and calling services. Snap Camera can be selected...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Twitch announces group streaming and a karaoke game for its 1M concurrent viewers
The teens were out in force today in San Jose for the annual TwitchCon game streaming conference. There, Twitch announced that at any given time, 1 million people are watching it (up from 746,000 last...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Were addressing gender disparity in engineering way too late
At a time when engineers must meet the needs of a vast population of users with diverse opinions and backgrounds, the engineering workforce continues to suffer from gender disparity....
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook takes down more coordinated inauthentic behavior linked to Iran
Facebook has removed82 pages, groups and accounts for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that originated out of Iran. The social networking giant discovered the “inauthentic behavior...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch R.I.P. FilmStruck, the best streaming service for classic films
Sad news for movie fans: FilmStruck, the streaming service developed by Turner Classic Movies, is shutting down. A message on the FilmStruck website says it’s no longer accepting new subscribers...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Reelgood acquires Guidebox to bring streaming TV data to more places
Reelgood, a startup aimed at helping cord cutters find shows and movies to watch on the services they subscribe to, has made an acquisition in the hopes of bringing Reelgood’s data to more place...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Chinas ByteDance leapfrogs Uber to becomes worlds most valuable startup
Move aside Uber, China’s ByteDance is now the world’s highest-valued tech startup. That’s according to reports from Forbes and Bloomberg both of which claim that the company has comp...
03:32 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Chat fiction startup Hooked unveils Dark Matter, its first feature-length thriller
Chat fiction startups have been exploring the types of stories that you can tell in the form text message conversations, and now Hooked is taking that exploration one step further with the launch of &...
03:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Tap, a new startup from Sam Rosen, wants to be the Google of drinking water
MakeSpace founder and former CEO Samuel Rosen is ready to launch his next venture, and it has little or nothing to do with the on-demand economy. This time, Rosen is setting his sights on the world of...
03:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, raises $1.25 billion
It pays to have the most popular game in the world. Epic Games, the creators of the runaway gaming smash hit Fortnite, have raised $1.25 billion in a new round of financing. via GIPHY It’s been ...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Blockchain partners with Ledger for its hardware wallet
Blockchain startup Blockchain shared its roadmap for the coming months. The company is launching a hardware wallet in partnership with Ledger. Blockchain is also launching a new trading platform calle...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch What to expect from Apples iPad event
Thrills? Chills? iPads? Definitely yes on that last one, at least. The invites are out and the rumors have been pouring in, fast and furious. On Tuesday October 30, the company will be wrapping up har...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch More than half of crypto news sites are pay-for-play
In a clever bit of sleuthing by Corin Faife at Breaker, we find that over half of the most popular crypto blogs offer pay-for-play posts including “CEO interviews” that are not labelled as...
02:24 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung reportedly debating foldable phone form factor and the S10s headphone jack
Samsungs foldable phone has been floating around the company under the codename Winner for some time now. That bit of info isnt new. Its understandably taken the company a while to get the thing just ...
01:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch You can now use Alexa to move around inside apps like Netflix and Hulu on Fire TV Cube
Amazon is making it easier to use Alexa to do more than launch apps and streaming services on Fire TV devices, but to also navigate once inside them. The company confirmed it quietly launched an updat...
01:41 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft closes its $7.5B purchase of code-sharing platform GitHub
After getting EU approval a week ago, today Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, theGit-based code sharing and collaboration service with 31 million developers, has officially closed. The Redmond,...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Market turmoil, billion dollar funds, and the Qualtrics IPO
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the normal band was together, with Connie Loizos, Danny Cricht...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Market turmoil, billion-dollar funds and the Qualtrics IPO
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the normal band was together, with Connie Loizos, Danny Cricht...
10:03 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch WhatsApp is finally adding stickers
WhatsApp is finally adding stickers to its hugely popular messaging app.The company said today that support for stickers will roll out to Android and iOS users over “the coming weeks.” Ini...
07:17 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Valentin Stalf to talk about scaling N26 at Disrupt Berlin
We couldnt put together a conference in Berlin without inviting Valentin Stalf from N26, the co-founder and CEO of one of Europe's most promising startups. A few years ago, few people would have b...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch Chinas NIO invests in LiDAR startup Innovusion
Innovusion, a two-year-old startup developing LiDAR sensor technology for autonomous vehicles, has raised $30 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Chinese firms Nio Capital and Eight Roads Ve...
03:04 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2018
Techcrunch As Tether flails, cryptocurrency exchanges launch rival stablecoins
The promise of Tether, the digital currency pegged 1:1 to the US dollar, was that it could provide the benefits of a cryptocurrency while providing a fiat -backed peg against price fluctuations. But t...
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Quizlet hits 50M monthly users
Following a $20 million round earlier this year, Quizlet is seeing solid growth in revenue and MAUs....
11:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Two hackers behind 2016 Uber data breach have been indicted for another hack
Two hackers who stole millions of users’ data from ride-hailing firm Uber have been indicted on separate hacking charges related to a data breach at online learning portal Lynda, two people fami...
10:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Inspired by spiders and wasps, these tiny drones pull 40x their own weight
If we want drones to do our dirty work for us, they're going to need to get pretty good at hauling stuff around. But due to the pesky yet unavoidable restraints of physics, it's hard for them to muste...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Vishal Makhijani steps down as chief executive of Udacity
Vishal Makhijani, the long time chief executive of online education company Udacity, is stepping down as its chief executive officer, TechCrunch has learned. Makhijani first joined the company in 2013...
10:03 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon shares fall as record profits are offset by conservative holiday forecasts
Amazon is still raking in the cash, but its slower than expected customer growth in its web services offerings and a weaker than expected sales outlook for the holiday season shook investor confidence...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Anker announces a new speaker, projector and tiny wall charger
Master of all things gadget accessory, Anker announced a handful of new products at an event tonight in Manhattan. The biggest/smallest of the bunch is the PowerPort Atom, a compact wall charger desig...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Google terminated 48 employees for sexual harassment in the last two years
Earlier today, The New York Times published a bombshell story about Googles payout to Andy Rubin following reports of sexual misconduct by the Android creator. In the wake of the piece, CEO Sundar Pic...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch NBA All-Star Michael Jordan leads a $26 million round for esports group aXiomatic
NBA legend Michael Jordan is playing the esports game now, leading a $26 million round of funding for the ownership group aXiomatic. For Jordan and new co-investorDeclaration Capital—the family ...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat loses 2M more users, shares sink to new low despite business growth
Snapchat continued to shrink in Q3 2018 but its business is steadily improving. Snapchat’s daily active user count dropped again, this time by 1 percent to 186 million, down from 188M and a nega...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat loses 2M more users in Q3 as shares sink to new low
Snapchat continued to shrink in Q3 2018 but its business is steadily improving. Snapchat’s daily active user count dropped again, this time by 1 percent to 186 million, down from 188M and a nega...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Whats next for podcasting?
The podcast market will discover the answer to a foundational question about its future in the next few years. Will it continue along the path of music streaming, where all podcasts are available ever...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Airbnb is bringing on new CTO from Google
Ahead of Airbnb’s expected initial public offering sometime within the next two years, the accommodation rental business has brought on a new chief technology officer. Aristotle Balogh, formerly...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Silicon Valley is waiting for the dust to settle in Saudi Arabia, but other headwinds are picking up
It’s been painful, the silence of Silicon Valley with regards to Saudi Arabia, whose shifting accounts about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have nearly veered into slapstick. He freely...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch White House belatedly begins planning for 5G with memo asking for policy recommendations
The White House has issued a memorandum outlining the need for a new national wireless connectivity strategy; the document doesn't really establish anything new, but does request lots of reports on ho...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch The biggest threat todroneinnovation is a group youve never heard of
A little-known but highly influential group of attorneys from across the country will soon meet in Detroit and could change our skies forever. They claim their draft model legislation concerningdrones...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch CBS All Access places two-season order for animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks
CBS’ streaming plans have become even more Trek-centric with the announcement of a two-season order for a half-hour animated series called “Star Trek: Lower Decks.” Many Star Trek fa...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Fleksys keyboard grabs $800k via equity crowdfunding
The dev team that’s now engineering the Fleksy keyboard app has raised more than $800,000 via an equity crowdfunding route. As we reported a year ago, the development of Fleksy’s keyboard ...
04:49 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Bessemer Venture Partners has a brand new $1.85B fund
Another VC firm has raised its largest fund ever....
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Dropbox expands Paper into planning tool with timelines
Dropbox has been building out Paper, its document-driven collaboration tool since it was first announced in 2015, slowly but surely layering on more functionality. Today, it added a timeline feature, ...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Tesla is profitable again
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe her...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch This is the Fortnite Nerf gun
Short of an actual apocalypse (which should be coming any day now), this Nerf-branded gun from Hasbro is (thankfully) probably the closest youre going to come to any real life Fortnite action in the n...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Teikametrics raises $10M to optimize Amazon ads
Teikametrics is a Boston-based startup that helps retailers tackle the challenges of advertising on Amazon. Today, the company is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding. CEO Ala...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Metrc, whose tracing system helps regulators track cannabis from seed to sale, just raised $50 million, including from Tiger Global
A growing number of states has legalized retail marijuana sales, but ensuring that everything works as advertised is no easy task. Among the many things that regulators have to concern themselves with...
03:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube is closing the gap with Twitch on live streaming, report finds
Twitch continues to dominate the live streaming market, with approximately 2.5 billion hours watched by viewers in the third quarter of 2018, according to a new industry report out this morning. While...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Confirmed: ShopRunner acquires Spring, raises $40M
ShopRunner has raised $40 million and confirmed its acquisition of ecommerce marketplace Spring....
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Google Maps takes on Facebook Pages with new Follow feature for tracking businesses
Google Maps has been steadily rolling out new features to make its app more than just a way to find places and navigate to them. In recent months, it’s added things like group trip planning,musi...
02:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Palms tiny secondary smartphone arrives November 2
Cant wait to get your giant hand on Palms tiny ultra-mobile? Turns out it will be arriving sooner than later next Friday, in fact. Verizon (you know, the giant telecom that owns the media conglomerat...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Cheddar buys a user-generated content biz, Rate My Professors, from Viacom
Streaming news company Cheddar announced this morning it’s acquiring Rate My Professors, the Viacom-owned site where students go online to rate and review their professors and schools across the...
02:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch New plans aim to deploy the first US quantum network from Boston to Washington, DC
About 800 kilometers of unused fiber optic cable running down the U.S. eastern seaboard is set to become the first stateside quantum network. The aim is to get the quantum network up and running and a...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch One-year-old Ribbon raises $225m to remove the biggest stress of home buying
Big problems require big war chests. Ribbon wants the biggest chest of them all. The startup, which was founded just about a year ago by ex-LendingClub head of strategic development Shaival Shah and e...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch China to Trump: Dump the iPhone for a Huawei
A China foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dismissed yesterdays damning report about spying on Trumps unsecured iPhone, calling it, fake news, according to The South China Morning Post. She had...
01:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Google Lens comes to Google Images for searching and shopping inside photos
Google this morning announced it’s bringing its A.I.-powered Lens technology to Google Image Search. The idea, explains the company, is to allow web searchers to learn more about what’s in...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Summersalt raises $6M for its direct-to-consumer line of eco-friendly swimsuits
Founders Fund has led the $6 million Series A for the startup, which plans to use the investment to launch a line of travel apparel....
12:49 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Europes parliament calls for full audit of Facebook in wake of breach scandal
The European Parliament has called for a full audit of Facebook following a string of data breach scandals — including the Cambridge Analytica affair. MEPs are urging the company to allow Europe...
12:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Xiaomi opts for sliding camera and no notch for new bezel-less Mi Mix phone
Xiaomi has announced the newest version of its bezel-less Mi Mix family, and it doesn’t sport a notch like its Mi 8 flagship.Indeed, unlike the Mi 8 — which I called one of Xiaomi’s ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Real estate upstart Compass acquires part of shopping app Spring, including 20 engineers and CTO
After raising $400 million in September in a round that valued it at $4.4 billion, the real estate startup Compass is making an acquisition to help it double down on growth: it is acquiring a portion ...
11:55 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter beats Wall St Q3 estimates with $758M in revenue
Twitter came in ahead of analysts’ financial estimates in its third quarter, reporting $758 million in revenue (a 29 percent year-over-year increase) and earnings per share of 21 cents. Analysts...
11:28 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Apple picks Thailand for its second retail store in Southeast Asia
Apple continues to increase its efforts in Southeast Asia’s fast-growing market after it picked Thailand as the location for its second Apple Store in the region. A post on Apple’s website...
11:01 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Red Dead Redemption 2 sets the bar high for the next generation of open world games
It’s been nearly a decade since Rockstar Games introduced Red Dead Redemption, a massive open world game with a story about as reflective of American culture as the Grand Theft Auto franchise. T...
10:27 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Xiaomi looks set to smash its 100M sales target for 2018
Despite share price struggles,Xiaomi has revealed that it is on track for a record sales year which will see it easily surpass its goal of selling 100 million smartphones in 2018. Wang Xiang, the exec...
09:12 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch UK watchdog hands Facebook maximum $500K fine over Cambridge Analytica data breach
The U.K. Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has confirmed that it has hit Facebook with a maximum $500,000 ($645,000) fine around the way it mishandled user data following the Cambridge Analytica ...
09:12 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch UK watchdog hands Facebook maximum 500K fine over Cambridge Analytica data breach
The U.K. Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has confirmed that it has hit Facebook with a maximum 500,000 ($645,000) fine around the way it mishandled user data following the Cambridge Analytica s...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Adzuna acquires job board Work In Startups
Armed with new capital (following a recent 8 million Series C round) and now doing 1 million per month in revenue, job meta-search engine Adzuna has acquired the U.K. tech startup job board Work In St...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon backs German smart heating and AC company Tado in new $50M funding round
Tado, the smart thermostat and AC control maker, has raised a further $50 million in funding from an array of noteworthy and strategic investors. Backing the Munich-headquartered company this time aro...
07:27 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch LG retains confidence in its mobile business despite continued losses
LG remainsconfident that it can turn the corner for its serially unprofitable mobile business despite the division racking up aloss of over $400 million this year so far. The Korean company as a whole...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla to bring portion of Model 3 production to China next year
Tesla, which reported its first quarterly profits in two years Wednesday, is looking to extend its earnings streak by bringing its new Model 3 to customers beyond North America. And part of that plan ...
02:48 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook says it removed 8.7M child exploitation posts with new machine learning tech
Facebook announced today that it has removed 8.7 million pieces of content last quarter that violated its rules against child exploitation, thanks to new technology. The new AI and machine learning te...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is building a video music app to steal TikToks teens
Facebook is working on a new app that it hopes could win back the attention of teens while capitalizing on its recently-attained major label music licenses. Facebook is building a standalone product w...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is building Lasso, a video music app to steal TikToks teens
Facebook is working on a new app that it hopes could win back the attention of teens while capitalizing on its recently-attained major label music licenses. Facebook is building a standalone product w...
12:56 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2018
Techcrunch Trump has two secure iPhones, but the Chinese are still listening
President Trump has three iPhones two of them are “secure” and his third is a regular personal device. But whenever the commander-in-chief takes a call, his adversaries are said to be lis...
09:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Netflixs Hold the Dark is beautiful, but utterly mystifying
“Hold the Dark” tells the story of Russell Core (played by Jeffrey Wright), a wolf expert who arrives in the Alaskan village of Keelut to investigate the disappearance of a young boy. At l...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Red Dead Redemption 2 will let you use your tablet as a map, no pausing required
The bigger these massive GTA-style sandbox games get, the harder it becomes to remember where the hell everything is. Even with Spider-Man, a game set in a loose recreation of a city I’ve been t...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook launches Candidate Info where politicians pitch on camera
Facebook wants to make YouTube-style monologue videos the new way for politicians to talk straight with their constituency. Today, Facebook launches Candidate Info, featuring thousands of direct-to-ca...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018 early-bird prices extended
Its possible that St. Expeditus, the patron saint of procrastinators, has taken a shine to time-stressed startuppers. Call it whatever you like divine intervention, planetary alignment or darned good...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook confirms its building augmented reality glasses
“Yeah! Well of course we’re working on it,” Facebook’s head of augmented reality Ficus Kirkpatrick told me when I asked him at TechCrunch’s AR/VR event in LA if Facebook ...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla earns its first profit in two years
Tesla reported a profit in the third quarter, reversing seven consecutive quarters of losses. It is only the third time in its history that it has achieved this milestone. The third quarter earnings, ...
08:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Voting is a social experience
Vote.org and Y Combinator graduate Outvote have co-launched a social app to encourage people to hit the polls this election season....
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa for Business opens up to third-party device makers
Last year, Amazon announced a new initiative, Alexa for Business, designed to introduce its voice assistant technology and Echo devices into a corporate setting. Today, it’s giving the platform ...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Mobvoi launches new $200 smartwatch and $130 AirPods alternative
Chinese AI company Mobvoi has consistently been one of the best also-rans in the smartwatch game, which remains dominated by Apple. Today, itlaunched a sequel to its 2016 TicWatch, which was a viral h...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Cathay Pacific says 9.4M passenger records affected by data breach
Cathay Pacific, one of the main airlines in Hong Kong, says records on as many as 9.4 million passengers mayhave been stolen in a data breach. The airline said in a statement Wednesday thatthere was &...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch The team behind XOXO is taking over Kickstarters Drip crowdfunding community
Two years ago, Kickstarter acquired Drip, an indie musician crowdfunding platform, on the eve of the service’s untimely demise. After relaunching Drip last year, Kickstarter is again reinventing...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch NBC to launch a new streaming network, NBC News Signal
NBC is looking to reach a younger audience with today’s announcement of a new streaming news network, NBC News Signal. Instead of airing on traditional pay TV platforms, Signal will be available...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Southeast Asias Grab partners with MasterCard to offer virtual debit cards
Ride-hailing firm Grab branched out into payments last year and now the $11 billion-valued company, which acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business earlier this year, has given its fintech divisio...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Southeast Asias Grab partners with MasterCard to offer prepaid cards
Ride-hailing firm Grab branched out into payments last year and now the $11 billion-valued company, which acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business earlier this year, has given its fintech divisio...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Italian consumer watchdog hands down 15M in fines to Apple and Samsung for slowing devices
Italy's Autorit garante della concorrenza e del mercato, roughly equivalent to this America's FTC, has fined Apple and Samsung a total of $15 million for the companies' practice of forcing updates on ...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch AT&Ts streaming video device is now in beta testing
AT&T has begun beta testing a streaming device that seems to be something of its own Roku competitor, according to a statement made byJohn Donovan,CEO of AT&T Communications, during the compan...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Oracles Larry Ellison keeps poking AWS because he has no choice
Larry Ellison gave his Oracle Openworld keynote on Monday and of course he took several shots sat AWS. In his view, his company’s cloud products were cheaper, better and faster than AWS, but the...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch MySpace reborn! Facebook will let you pin song clips to your profile
Facebook will let friends learn about you by streaming clips of your favorite songs from your profile in a throwback to MySpace Music. You’ll be able to choose tracks to add to a revamped Music ...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch China tariffs are taking a toll on robot vacuums
We already knew the intensifying trade war between the U.S. and China was set to have an impact on consumer electronics like Fitbit trackers and the Apple Watch. It seems that tariffs are also startin...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Quoth the Robo-Raven, Recharge me!
Researchers at the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering have been working on the so-called Robo Raven for years. The ongoing project resulted in the first flying drone with inde...
04:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Tim Berners-Lee on the huge sociotechnical design challenge
In a speech discussing ethics and the Internet, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has tasked the technology industry and its coder army with paying continuous attention to the w...
03:34 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch OnePlus commits to releasing a 5G phone in 2019
OnePlus has made its mark with a measured approach. The company has shied away from big, flashy features, in favor of offering well-rounded, budget devices. Thats changed a bit over the past year. Tak...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Facebooks Ad Archive Report highlights top political spenders
For obvious reasons, Facebooks looking to up political advertising transparency ahead of the midterms. Back in May, the social network introduced Ad Archive, a searchable database of political ads in ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Hear how Threads makes fashion social at Disrupt Berlin
TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin is right around the corner, and Im excited to announce that we invited Threads founder Sophie Hill to talk about her innovative vision of luxury shopping. Threads is like not...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Subscription management startup RevenueCat raises $1.5M
RevenueCat, a startup that helps developers manage their in-app subscriptions, has raised $1.5 million in new funding. The company was part of the most recent batch at Y Combinator, and CEO Jacob Eiti...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Target launches free, 2-day shipping with no minimum purchase requirement
Take that, Amazon and Walmart. Target has just come out swinging with news that it’s launching free, two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items across its site without requiring a minimu...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Dash Radio raises $8.8M as it reaches 10M monthly listeners
For Dash Radio founder Scott Keeney, streaming music and radio are two very different things. On the streaming side, Apple and Spotify dominate, and “there’s not going to be room for much ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Product Hunt Radio: The baby boom and the future of work and education
TechCrunch's own Josh Constine and Sarah Buhr talk about some of the coolest tech-enabled baby products helping tired parents, why it might be possible to beat unhealthiness with convenience, the futu...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify launches its playlist submission feature to all artists
Spotify is making its playlist submission feature available to all artists on its platform, starting today. The feature, which was first introduced into beta this summer, offers musicians and labels a...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify launches its playlist submission feature out of beta
Spotify is taking its playlist submission feature for all artists out of beta, starting today. The feature, which was first introduced into beta this summer, offers musicians and labels a way to reach...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Spatial raises $8 million to bring augmented reality to your office life
Legitimate augmented reality use cases are hard to come by. Spatial, which dubs itself as a cross-reality platform, is launching today with $8 millionin seed funding from iNovia Capital, Uber co-found...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch A new smart firewall iPhone app promises to put your privacy before profits
For weeks, a small team of security researchers and developers have been putting the finishing touches on a new privacy app, which its founder says can nix some of the hidden threats that mobile users...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Ex-One Medical exec launches mental health studio
Access to timely, quality mental health services can be a struggle. Octave, a mental health studio founded by Sandeep Acharya, One Medical’s former head of strategy, is launching today to help w...
12:46 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Apple patent shows new way to create 3D printed models
A patent filed by Apple Inc. shows a new method to print 3D models using triangular tessellation. The patent office approved the method, which breaks smooth surfaces into little triangles that approxi...
09:24 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Apples Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the data industrial complex
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of voices warning that data itself is being weaponized again people and societies — arguing that the trade in digital data has exploded into a &#...
09:10 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Mozilla is matching all donations to the Tor Project
Firefox parent Mozilla is returning to back the Tor Project, its long-time ally, after it committed to matching all donations made to fund Tor, the open source initiative toimprove online privacy whic...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Early-bird pricing ends today for Disrupt Berlin 2018 tickets
Heiliger Strohsack holy smokes! Todays the last day you can score early-bird pricing on tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2018. If you want to save up to 500 to attend the best tech startup conference in Eur...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Marieme Diop and Shikoh Gitau to speak at Startup Battlefield Africa
Startup Battlefield Africa is set for December 11 in Lagos and investor Marieme Diop and ICT expert Shikoh Gitau will be there to lend their perspective and expertise.The Lagos TechCrunch event is a r...
06:55 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Hong Kongs Neat raises $3M to offer easy banking for startups and SMEs
Neat, a Hong Kong-based startup that gives startups and SMEs access to credit cards and banking services has pulled in $3 million in fresh funding. The new round is led by China-based VCLinear Capital...
05:37 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Yahoo agrees $50M settlement package for users hit by massive security breach
One of the largest consumer internet hacks has bred one of the largest class action settlements afterYahoo agreed to pay $50 million to victims of a security breach that’s said to have affected ...
04:57 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Naya Health, once a promising breast pump startup, now leaving customers in the dark
With their loud noises and hard plastic flanges, breast pumps are the bane of many a new mothers existence. Founded in 2013, Naya Health is one of the most notable tech startups working on a better pu...
03:35 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Cloudflare reportedly gearing up for a $3.5 billion IPO next year
Cloudflare is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering with a potential valuation of more than $3.5 billion. According to Reuters, the IPO would take place in the first half of 2019 and be ...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon Alexa goes AWOL for many users
Some Amazon Alexa users are currently having problems reaching the voice assistant. Instead of reacting to commands, Alexa simply says sorry, something went wrong. Amazon hasnt commented publicly yet ...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch FCC puts gigabit Wi-Fi on the roadmap by opening up new wireless spectrum
More and more, the internet is delivered wirelessly, but as bandwidth demand grows in each home multiple TVs, smart devices, tablets and phones current Wi-Fi standards are starting to fall short. F...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Smart marketplaces bridge the implicit and complex
Marketplace businesses are intrinsically linked to the technologies that enable them. As enabling technologies have evolved, marketplaces have become able to facilitate increasingly complex exchanges ...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Teamable, the Tinder for hiring, raises $5M and acquires Simppler
Teamable, a provider of hiring software that leverages employees’ social networks, has brought in $5 million from new investor Foundation Capital and existing backers True Ventures and SaaStr Fu...
08:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Vocal Tesla short seller has reversed course, driving shares higher
Citron Research, an influential short-seller that has been an staunch critic of Tesla, reversed its position on the electric automaker. The about-face, which Citron Research outlined in a research no...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch PlusOneCoin made a cryptocurrency for upvotes
A team of developers have made something called PlusOneCoin, a clever cryptocurrency that essentially allows owners to upvote content on two financial sites, ADVFN and Investorshub. The idea — t...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch DLab is a new East Coast accelerator for crypto
SOSV, a twenty-year-old fund with $500M in assets under management, has been running accelerators for years. Their oldest one, HAX, is the premier hardware accelerator in San Francisco and Shenzhen an...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Google just upgraded a bunch of movies to 4K for free
If you’ve ever bought a movie on Google Play and decided to save a few bucks by buying it in standard definition, you might’ve just lucked out. Google has just announced that it’s up...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Apples morning show drama adds Steve Carell to the cast
Apple’s still-untitled morning show drama already has some serious star power, with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon as its leads. Now it’s adding Steve Carell to the cast. This will...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbase lets you buy and sell USDC stablecoin
A few weeks after Circle announced the launch of USD Coin (or USDC for short), Coinbase also announced that customers can now buy, sell, send and receive USDC on Coinbase. A USDC is a token that is wo...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Sources: Balderton Capital gearing up to invest in Swedish e-scooter startup VOI
We already knew that the electronic scooter space in Europe was heating up, with Berlin’s Tier announcing today it has raised 25 million in a round led by Northzone, and rumours circulating that...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch YouTubes beta program will test stability, not new features
Google sometimes experiments with new features in beta versions of its various Android applications on Google Play. However, the recently spotted YouTube beta program will not, unfortunately, be a tes...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Motorola is partnering with iFixit to sell official DIY phone repair kits
Repairing a phone is harder than it needs to be. With phone manufacturers spending the last decade chasing device slimness and building devices meant to last however long a phone contract lasts, user ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Messenger redesigns to clean up Facebooks mess
If Facebook Messenger’s redesign succeeds, you won’t really notice it even happened. I hardly did over the past week of testing. There’s just a subtle sense that the claustrophobia h...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Apples next iOS update will fix accidental selfie softening
Last month, the internet was a buzz with reports that Apple was sweetening up selfies on the iPhone XS and XS Max. The shots appeared to have an effect applied, in a manner similar to beauty filters o...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Envoy raises $43 million to digitize your office
The office might not seem like an area in desperate need of disruption, but Envoy — a Silicon Valley company used to sign in over 100,000 visitors at offices across the world each day; and a Tec...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch TC Sessions: AR/VR surveys an industry in transition
Industry vets and students alike crammed into UCLA's historic Royce Hall last week for TC Sessions AR/VR, our one day event on the fast-moving (and hype-plagued) industry and the people in it. Disney,...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Hulu adds Starz to its premium add-ons
Following news of Hulu’s plans to move towards skinnier bundles, including those consisting of premium add-ons, the streaming service this morning announced the addition of Starz to its service....
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Dating app Vibes aims to create a safe, authentic space for people to meet
Online dating is trash. Seriously, try to find anyone who disagrees with me. Vibes, founded by an all-female team, aims to be different. Sure, the swipe mechanics are still there, but that’s abo...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Y Combinator issues a request for geo-engineering startups because climate change is real and were all going to die
Y Combinator, the wildly successful San Francisco-based startup accelerator, is issuing a request for startups that will focus on different kinds of geo-engineering technologies in a bid to mitigate t...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Futrli raises a Series A to hone its decision-making platform for small businesses
Futrli, a cloud-based business decision-making platform aimed at small businesses, has raised a 4m Series A from e.ventures, Notion Capital and firstminute Capital. Bootstrapped to date, Futrli claims...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch GoEuro raises $150 million for its travel aggregator
Berlin-based startup GoEuro just raised a new $150 million funding round from Kinnevik and Temasek, with Hillhouse Capital also participating. According to Crunchbase, the company has raised nearly $3...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Josh Kushners Thrive Capital brings in $1B
Thrive Capital has announced the close of its largest fund to date....
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Power Ledger launches token for retail investors to back renewable energy projects
Back in May Power Ledger, the Australian-born startup which allows consumers to buy and sell renewable energy directly between one another using a blockchain platform, launched its first commercial de...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch In its first cyberoperation against Russian trolls, U.S. takes a gentle approach
Russia has been blamed for shutting down power grids, hacking into critical systems, and more recently launching a massive misinformation campaign aimed at meddling with past and upcoming elections. N...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch iPharmacy Roman fights stigmas with premature ejaculation meds
There’s a war brewing to become the cloud pharmacy for men’s health. Roman, which launched last year offering erectile dysfunctional medication and recently added a ‘quit smokingR...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch SoundCloud tracks can now be shared to Instagram Stories
Streaming service SoundCloud is making it easier for its users to share music from its service directly to Instagram . The company announced this morning a new feature that allows users to share track...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Customer service behavioral pairing startup Afiniti quietly raised $130M at a $1.6B valuation
Artificial intelligence touches just about every aspect of the tech world these days, aiming to provide new ways of making old processes work better. Now, a startup that has built an AI platform that ...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Oracle delves deeper into blockchain with four new applications
Oracle is a traditional tech company that has been struggling to gain traction in the cloud, but it could see blockchain as a way to differentiate itself. At Oracle OpenWorld today it announced the Or...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Stockholm-based Resolution Games nabs $7.5M to pioneer AR/VR experiences
New platforms are all about the content, and Resolution Games is one of the rare game studios going all in on AR/VR gaming. The Stockholm-based startup has swept up $7.5 million in Series B funding at...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Simone Giertz, the Queen of Shitty Robots, just launched a Kickstarter
Maybe it was her lipstick applying robot. Or her terrifying vegetable-chopping death machine. Or the robot that tried its best (and failed wonderfully) to feed her breakfast. Chances are good you̵...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft speeds ahead with its autonomous initiatives
Lyft, the transportation on demand company that isheading to a $15 billion IPO in 2019, is racing ahead with its autonomous vehicle plans. TechCrunch has learned that it is acquiring the London-based ...
02:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendo is bringing Labo kits to elementary schools
Nintendos Labo Kits are surprisingly fun and complex. I say this as someone who spent the better part of a workday piecing together a small piano. Now the gaming giant is looking to bring its cardboa...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Surf Air opens its network of private flights in California and Texas to more passengers
Private jet subscription serviceSurf Air is announcing a new membership package called Surf Air Express alongside Indiegogo, which allows for members to pay a smaller subscription for individual booki...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Apples CEO Tim Cook to flag trust and humanity in major privacy speech
Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to endorse the idea of a “comprehensive federal privacy law” for the U.S. in a keynote speech tomorrow. He will also back Europe’s approach to data pro...
02:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch In its first cyberoperation against Russian trolls, U.S. takes a gentle approach
Russia has been blamed for shutting down power grids, hacking into critical systems, and more recently launching a massive misinformation campaign aimed at meddling with past and upcoming elections. N...
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Even the worlds largest crypto exchange needs help from traditional VCs
Crypto-anarchists may not like it, but money doesn’t buy everything. Sometimes, you just need the help of a traditional venture capitalist. Binance is the fastest growing company in crypto ̵...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Ex-Windows EVP Terry Myerson joins Madrona Venture and The Carlyle Group
More than half a year after splitting from a long time role at Microsoft, former Windows and Device EVP Terry Myerson is finally ready to talk about his future. In a blog post this morning, the execut...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Uber Eats is expanding to cover 70 percent of U.S. population by end of year
Uber is continuing to expand its on-demand food delivery service, Eats. By the end of this year, Uber plans to cover more than 70 percent of the U.S. Today, Uber covers more than 50 percent of the U.S...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Bright Machines lands $179M to bring smarter robotics to manufacturing
Robotics has had a role in manufacturing since the 1970s, but even today they are aren’t often driven by the latest software. Bright Machines, a San Francisco startup wants to change that and it...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch A Washington ISP exposed the keys to the kingdom after leaving a server unsecured
A Washington state internet provider left an unprotected server online without a password, exposing network schematics, passwords and other sensitive files for at least six months. Worse, it took the ...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon Business Prime adds same-day and 1-day shipping, among other benefits
Amazon’s version of Prime aimed at business users is gaining a handful of new perks, the retailer announced this morning. Unlike the consumer version of Prime, the new benefits aren’t focu...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch MoviePass parent company to spin off MoviePass
Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY) will spin off MoviePass and all movie-related activities into a separate public company. HMNY is an analytics company after all, and MoviePass has been a pretty ba...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Predictive sales tool People.ai racks up $30M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz
Dirty data means bad business. Yet sales operations are still largely based on incomplete, manually entered activity logging done by sales reps. Anyone whos worked in a sales role can attest to the wa...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Misfit updates its Vapor smartwatch with standalone GPS and a smaller size
Announced last year at CES, the original Vapor found Misfit finally going full smartwatch. The Fossil-owned wearable company announced this morning that its going back to the well, with the simply nam...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch EyeSight scores $15M to use computer vision to combat driver distraction
The idea of using computer vision and AI to enable cars to drive themselves is well-established, but how about using similar technology to keep an eye on a human driver instead of the road? That’...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Ex-GoPro exec launches clothing startup that does away with sizes
Finding clothes that are the right fit can be a laborious, psychologically challenging experience. RedThread, a custom clothing startup founded by former GoPro VP of Direct to Consumer, E-commerce and...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Motivs new fitness ring does two-factor authentication
If nothing else, Motivs fitness ring was a welcome reprieve from the umpteenth wrist-worn tracker. And it worked surprisingly well. The followup essentially looks the same as the original (save for so...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch How to watch the first major Black Ops 4: Blackout tournament
Gamers, worldwide! A new seasons is upon us. New games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 have either arrived or are on the way, which means we’re wading into a holiday sea...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Parity founder demos Substrate, live launches a blockchain in minutes instead of days or weeks
While the blockchain world has seemingly blazed along in the last 18 months, much of the action has been in the currency world. The underlying technologies building this world are growing at an equall...
11:05 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible
Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego, which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the genetic technologies that...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Investors like Walmart and Microsoft back Team8s cybersecurity venture studio with $85 million
The Israeli cybersecurity venture studioTeam8has raised $85 million in new financing from a clutch of new and returning strategic investors including Walmart, Airbus, SoftBank, and Microsoft’s i...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Review: Apples iPhone XR is a fine young cannibal
This iPhone is great. It is most like the last iPhone but not the last “best” iPhone more like the last not as good iPhone. Its better than that one though, just not as good as the newes...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Spot launches chatbot for HR departments to address harassment and discrimination
Spot, the chatbot that enables individuals to document and report harassment and discrimination, has launched a tool for human resources departments. This version enables HR departments to manage and ...
09:17 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch SoftBank CEO pulls out of speaking at Saudi investment conference
SoftBank Group has become the latest high profile technology business to drop out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia following the snowballing global outcry over the killing of journalist, Ja...
08:45 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch HTC opens up early access to its blockchain phone
After months of talk, HTCs blockchain phone is finally arriving albeit in limited quantities. The hardware maker announced today at a crypto conference in Berlin that its opening up access to an earl...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Only 24 hours left to buy early-bird tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2018
A huge shout-out to all the early-stage startup procrastinators out there. Our 24-hour clock is in play, and that means you need to act quickly if you want to save up to 500 on tickets to Disrupt Berl...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Here are where the first Amazon Go stores in San Francisco will be located
Amazon is getting ready to introduce some more of its futuristic convenience stores where buyers can skip the line. San Francisco may be the center of techie desires and culture but all of Amazon̵...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Tier, the Berlin-based scooter rental startup, raises 25M as European e-scooter market heats up
Tier, one of a number of electric scooter rental startups based in Berlin, has raised a chunky 25 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is VC fund Northzone, with participation from existing ...
06:30 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Local venture capital fund formation is on the rise in Africa, led by Nigeria
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 E-moto startup Alta Motors reportedly powers down Africa...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Berlins Emil launches pay-per-mile car insurance
Emil, a new startup from the founders of Movinga, has launched what it claims is Germany’s first pay-per-mile car insurance that measures miles in real-time. Aimed at drivers who do less th...
04:01 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Fake news threat to democracy report gets back-burner response from UK govt
The UK government has rejected a parliamentary committee’s call for a levy on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the impact of disinformation online. The recommendatio...
04:01 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Walmarts marketplace items get free 2-day shipping, in-store returns
With Fulfillment by Amazon, marketplace sellers can make their products eligible for Amazon Prime’s 2-day shipping. Today, Walmart is catching up on this front. The retailer today announced it&#...
02:56 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Oracle acquires DataFox, a developer of predictive intelligence as a service across millions of company records
Oracle today announced that it has made another acquisition, this time to enhance both the kind of data that it can provide to its business customers, and its artificial intelligence capabilities: it ...
02:50 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter says it has removed several accounts affiliated with Infowars and Alex Jones
Twitter has cleared more Infowars related accounts off its platform. The company told CNN today that it permanently suspended 18 accounts affiliated with the far-right website, known for spreading mis...
11:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Water Abundance XPRIZEs $1.5M winner shows how to source fresh water from the air
You may remember that back in May, the Water Abundance Xprize named the five finalists in its contest to demonstrate the sustainable and scalable collection of water from the air. Interestingly, none ...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program
In an attempt to boost diversity and inclusion efforts and civic engagement between the growing technology industry in Los Angeles and the community that surrounds it, over 80 venture capitalists and ...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Looks like Tiger Global Management just closed the second biggest venture fund this year
As we noted six months ago, Tiger Global Management, the 17-year-old investment group, is starting to see a whole lot of its venture-related startup investments pay off. We also guessed that because o...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Guillermo del Toro is making a stop-motion Pinocchio movie for Netflix
Guillermo del Toro, the Academy Award-winning director of “The Shape of Water” (not to mention “Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Pacific Rim”) is ...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Ubers head of corporate development resigns
Less than one month after The Wall Street Journal reported allegations of sexual misconduct byCameron Poetzscher, Uber’s head of corporate development, Poetzscher has resigned, according to the ...
08:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch The future of photography is code
What’s in a camera? A lens, a shutter, a light-sensitive surface and, increasingly, a set of highly sophisticated algorithms. While the physical components are still improving bit by bit, Google...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Richard Branson steps down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One
Richard Branson has reportedly stepped down from the chairman role ofVirgin Hyperloop One. In a statement, cited by Reuters, Branson said the company would require more time than he could devote to th...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Ford expands self-driving vehicle program to Washington, D.C.
Ford is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Washington, D.C., the fourth city to join the automaker’s testing program as it prepares to launch aself-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021. Fo...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch A look at the Android Market (aka Google Play) on its 10th Anniversary
Google Play has generated more than twice the downloads of the iOS App Store, reaching a 70% share of worldwide downloads in 2017, according to a new report from App Annie, released in conjunction wit...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Cowboy, the Belgian e-bike startup, raises 10M Series A
Cowboy, the Belgium startup that’s designed and sells a smarter electronic bicycle, has raised 10 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Tiger Global Management, with participation fr...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Lime is building its first scooter lifestyle brand store in LA
How can Lime differentiate its scooters and bikes from the piles of Birds and Spins filling Los Angeles sidewalks? Apparently with a physical storefront where it can convince customers of the wonders ...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Lime will open brick-and-mortar scooter lifestyle stores
How can Lime differentiate its scooters and bikes from the piles of Birds and Spins filling Los Angeles sidewalks? Apparently with a physical storefront where it can convince customers of the wonders ...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Oculus co-founder is leaving Facebook after cancellation of Rift 2 headset
Brendan Iribe, the co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, announced today that he is leaving Facebook, TechCrunch has learned. Iribe is leaving Facebook following some internal shake-ups at the company&...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Saudi Arabias Davos in the Desert website was hacked and defaced
The website of the Saudi government’s upcoming Future Investment Initiative conference was hacked and defaced with images of the murdered Saudi journalistJamal Khashoggi. Several reporters tweet...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube CEO says EUs new copyright legislation threatens jobs, smaller creators
YouTube CEO SusanWojcicki published her quarterly letter to creators today, which included very strong language regarding the EU’s controversial copyright reform directive. Specifically, her let...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Square details compensation and promotion practices
When tech companies explore diversity and inclusion initiatives, there’s a riskthatmarginalized groups may feel “othered” and reduced to a number. That’s what Square has found,...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Netflix to raise $2 billion in debt to fund more original content
Netflix’s commitment to growing its original content collection will see the company again returning to debt markets to raise more financing, the company announced today. According a release pub...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch The White House hopes tech employees will drive government innovation
The Trump administration has a major ask to make of big tech companies. In a meeting at the White House today, officials will ask Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM, among others, to make it easier for...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Pair Eyewear, the customizable glasses brand for kids, raises $1 million
Pair Eyewear, the customizable glasses brand for kids, has today announced the close of a $1 million Seed round, with investors including Corigin Ventures, Outbound Ventures, Precursor Ventures, and B...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Gjemeni puts your couch in a box
Gjemeni, pronounced Gemini, is a new furniture-on-demand service from founder Sean Pathiratne. The company offers decidedly tech-forward furniture that comes in a single box and can be assembled by an...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch eBay launches Instant Selling, a new trade-in service for smartphones
eBay today launched a new service to help users unload their old smartphones on its online marketplace. With eBay Instant Selling, as the service is called, consumers can list their device info, add i...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Minds, the blockchain-based social network, grabs a $6M Series A
Minds, a decentralized social network, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Medici Ventures, Overstock.com’s venture arm. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne will join the Minds Board of Direc...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Pulumi raises $15M for its infrastructure as code platform
Pulumi, a Seattle-based startup that lets developers specify and manage their cloud infrastructure using the programming language they already know, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Se...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Google Home Hub review
Shortly after announcing the Home Hub, a Google exec told me the timing was simply about getting the product right. Still, its curious launching your own entry in the space more than half a year after...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Dont miss Q&A Sessions at Disrupt Berlin 2018
Every TechCrunch Disrupt Main Stage features an incredible roster of speakers representing the best and brightest leaders, luminaries and legends at the crossroads of startups, technology, entrepreneu...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2018
Techcrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018 early-bird pricing ends in three days
What could be better than spending two adrenaline-packed days at Disrupt Berlin 2018 focused on the best of everything coming out of Europes early-stage startup scene? Saving up to 500while doing it, ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2018
Techcrunch Addison Lee and Oxbotica ink self-driving deal, will offer autonomous car services in London by 2021
After undertaking a year-long investigation with Ford and four other mobility specialists on how to build self-driving systems that integrate with London’s existing transport infrastructure, Add...
09:06 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2018
Techcrunch Egypt and Thailand: When the military turns against free speech
Ziad Reslan Contributor Share on Twitter More posts by this contributor Elon Musk deserves tougher love from the SEC Solve, MITs take on social innovation challenges, may be different enough to work W...
07:34 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2018
Techcrunch Super Mario Party is Nintendo Switchs best game
When I bought the Nintendo Switch a few months ago, my friends told me to buy Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. That’s precisely what I did, b...
03:15 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2018
Techcrunch Apple Watch Series 4 is the most accessible watch yet
I can confidently say I could live without my Apple Watch. But I also can confidently say I wouldnt want to. The fourth-generation Apple Watch is the best, most accessible Apple Watch to date. ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2018
Techcrunch Blood money
Some years ago an investor I met at a TechCrunch event invited me out for a coffee. This happens a lot; as a weekly columnist here I am deemed an official Media Influencer, and people in turn want to ...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, October 21, 2018
Techcrunch Early-bird pricing to Disrupt Berlin 2018 flies away in four days
Die uhr tickt, menschen the clock is ticking, people. Early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2018 migrates to parts unknown in just four days. If you want to join us at the Arena Berlin on29-...
05:25 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2018
Techcrunch A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning
An explosive report in The New York Times this weekend sheds new light on the apparent targeting of Twitter accounts by “state-sponsored actors” three years ago. It comes in the wake of th...
05:15 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2018
Techcrunch China is funding the future of American biotech
Silicon Valley is in the midst of a health craze, and it is being driven by “Eastern” medicine. It’s been a record year for US medical investing, but investors in Beijing and Shangha...
05:10 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2018
Techcrunch Early-stage SaaS VC slip snaps recovery as public software stocks soar
Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor International growth, primarily in China, fuels the VC market tod...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2018
Techcrunch Khashoggis fate shows the flip side of the surveillance state
It’s been over five years since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden lifted the lid on government mass surveillance programs, revealing, in unprecedented detail, quite how deep the rabbit hole goest...
04:35 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2018
Techcrunch In State Tectonics, an explosive ending for the future of democracy
An omnipotent data infrastructure and knowledge-sharing tech organization has spread across the planet. Global conspiracies to disseminate propaganda and rig elections are ever present. Algorithms det...
02:29 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2018
Techcrunch Hackers breach Healthcare.gov system, taking files on 75,000 people
A government system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans was breached, allowing hackers to siphon off sensitive and personal data on 75,000 people. The C...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2018
Techcrunch Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology
Bilal Zuberi Contributor Share on Twitter Bilal Zuberi is a partner at Lux Capital, and is on the boards of Evolv Technology, CyPhy Technologies, and Nozomi Networks, among others. Silicon Valley is c...
01:17 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2018
Techcrunch Gearing up to step into virtual reality
For the past two years, weve been closely following the advances of new VR experiences. Much of this gear is still in development, but if youre eager to dive in and get a sense of whats available righ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2018
Techcrunch Apply for free tickets to Startup Battlefield Latin America 2018
Were just a few short weeks away from the inaugural Startup Battlefield Latin America 2018 that takes place November 8 at the Tomie Ohtake Institute in So Paulo, Brazil. Thats when up to 15 of Latin A...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch New Dark Ads pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers
A major new campaign of disinformation around Brexit, designed to stir up U.K. ‘Leave’ voters, and distributed via Facebook, may have reached over 10 million people in the U.K., according ...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Watch BepiColombos twin spacecraft launch tonight on a mission to Mercury
Humanity is about to return to the hottest planet in the solar system. BepiColombo is a mission to Mercury conducted jointly by the European and Japanese space agencies, due to launch in just a few ho...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Convene uses landlord partnership model to outclass WeWork
Recent reports that Softbank may take a majority stake in WeWork has added fuel to the already hot market for start-ups in the workspace and property tech sectors. One of the more compelling companies...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Domio just raised $12 million in Series A funding to build apart hotels across the U.S.
Hotels can be pricey, and and travelers are often forced to leave their rooms for basic things, like food that doesn’t come from the minibar. Yet Airbnb accommodations, which have become the go-...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Domio just raised $12 million in Series A funding to build apart hotels across the US
Hotels can be pricey, and travelers are often forced to leave their rooms for basic things, like food that doesn’t come from the minibar. Yet Airbnb accommodations, which have become the go-to a...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup
Henrique Dubugras Contributor Share on Twitter Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. When I think about my experience as an immigrant and en...
07:13 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund youve never heard of
Alumni Ventures Group is investing upwards of $200 million a year in tech startups. Has anyone noticed?...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Smart home makers hoard your data, but wont say if the police come for it
A decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that nearly every household item could be hooked up to the internet. These days, it’s near impossible to avoid a non-smart home gadget, and they’r...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Smart home tech makers dont want to say if the feds come for your data
A decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that nearly every household item could be hooked up to the internet. These days, it’s near impossible to avoid a non-smart home gadget, and they’r...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch PlayStation Vue is first U.S. pay TV provider to integrate with Apples TV app
Sony’s live TV streaming service, PlayStation Vue, announced this week it has become the first U.S. pay TV provider to integrate with Apple’s TV app. Until now, Apple’s TV app has fe...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch PlayStation Vue is first US pay TV provider to integrate with Apples TV app
Sony’s live TV streaming service, PlayStation Vue, announced this week it has become the first U.S. pay TV provider to integrate with Apple’s TV app. Until now, Apple’s TV app has fe...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla is rolling out a cheaper, mid-range Model 3
Tesla is now offering a new, cheaper mid-range battery version of the Model 3 that starts at $45,000 before federal tax incentives. CEO Elon Musk announced the new variant, which has an estimated batt...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook launches Hunt for False News debunk blog as fakery drops 50%
Facebook hopes detailing concrete examples of fake news it’s caught — or missed — could improve news literacy, or at least prove it’s attacking the misinformation problem. Toda...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Buggy software in popular connected storage drives can let hackers read private data
Security researchers have found flaws in four popular connected storage drives that they say could let hackers access a user’s private and sensitive data. The researchersPaulos Yibelo and Daniel...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts $7.5BN GitHub buy gets green-lit by EU regulators
Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Git-based code sharing and collaboration service, GitHub, has been given an unconditional greenlight from European Union regulators. The software giant announc...
03:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts new expense tracker Spend hits the App Store
The team behind mileage-tracking app MileIQ, a company Microsoft acquired a few years ago, is out with a new application. This time, the focus isn’t on tracking miles, but rather expenses. The n...
02:48 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Hiver lets you manage shared email addresses from Gmail
Meet Hiver, a service that lets you collaborate on generic email addresses, such as [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], etc. Hiver isnt the only company working on shared inboxes. But compared to ...
02:08 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that 3D printers have fingerprints, essentially slight differences in design that can be used to identify prints. This means investigators can exami...
01:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch PayPal and American Express expand partnership, will allow use of points for PayPal purchases
PayPal this week announced an expanded relationship with American Express that will allow cardholders to use their Membership Rewards points when shopping from PayPal merchants, as well as more integr...
01:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook hires former UK Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, as global policy chief
Facebook has confirmed it has hired the former leader of the UK’s former third largest political party — Nick Clegg of the middle ground Liberal Democrats — to head up global policy ...
01:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Virtual reality makes food taste better
In another example of VR bleeding into real life, Cornell University food scientists found that cheese eaten in pleasant VR surroundings tasted better than the same cheese eaten in a drab sensory boot...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Twilio shops, Uber and Lyft IPO scuttlebutt, and Instacart raises $600M
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the Three Excellent Friends (Connie Loizos, Danny Chric...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Vector speeds toward orbital launch capability with $70M in new funding
The market for small satellites in low Earth orbit is expanding faster than the gas in a thruster nozzle, and Vector aims to be the go-to launch platform for companies looking to put a bird in the air...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch TrackR is rebranding to Adero as it looks beyond small devices to track lost items
WhenTrackR raised $50 million from investors that included Amazon a year ago, the Santa Barbarastartup made a big splash in the growing market for small connected dongles that you could attach to R...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch The 7 great features that will hopefully return to the MacBook Pro
I miss the old MacBook Pro. Remember when the MacBook Pro had a good keyboard? Or an SD Card slot? Or an escape key? I miss the time when the MacBook Pro was 2mm thicker than the current version but h...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch The 7 basic features that will hopefully return to the MacBook Pro
I miss the old MacBook Pro. Remember when the MacBook Pro had a good keyboard? Or an SD Card slot? Or an escape key? I miss the time when the MacBook Pro was 2mm thicker than the current version but h...
07:10 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Funderbeam CEO to talk about disrupting startup funding at Disrupt Berlin
Startup funding hasnt changed much in the past decade. Funderbeam is an interesting company trying to turn everything upside down using a marketplace approach, a modern syndication system and a blockc...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Jane.VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them
Want to pitch a venture capitalist? You’ll need a “warm introduction” first. At least that’s what most in the business will advise. Find a person, typically a man, who made the...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch Jane VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them
Want to pitch a venture capitalist? You’ll need a “warm introduction” first. At least that’s what most in the business will advise. Find a person, typically a man, who made the...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2018
Techcrunch E-moto startup Alta Motors reportedly powers down
Brisbane, California based e-motorcycle startup Alta Motors has ceased operations, TechCrunch has confirmed. Earlier today Asphalt and Rubber—and several subsequent outlets — reported the ...
11:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch The space pen became the space pen 50 years ago
Everyone knows about the space pen. NASA spent millions on R&D to create the ultimate pen that would work in zero gravity and the result was this incredible machine. Well, no. In fact it was made...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Knotch launches Blueprint to help marketers find the best publishers of sponsored content
When I last wrote about Knotch, the company had just patented its color-based feedback system that helps advertisers measure the effectiveness of their sponsored content. Since then, it’s added ...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon says it will add 1,000 more employees in the UK, bringing the total to 28,500, bucking the Brexit chill
A lot of uncertainty hangs over the UK as continues its slow march out of the European Union, but today one of the world’s biggest companies announced plans to expand its presence in the country...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Disruptive technology and organized religion
At a recent Vatican-sponsored conference, I learned that disruptive technology and organized religion have more in common than not....
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch 6D.ai opens up its beta
After wrestling for more than a decade with the development of a technology that would create a three-dimensional map of the physical world, the team at 6D.ai is finally ready to open up to developers...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch MoviePass is under investigation for securities fraud in New York state
More bad news for MoviePass . At the direction of New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson is now the subject of a fraud probe in New York state. ̶...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Uber is developing an on-demand staffing business
Uber is reportedly developing a short-term staffing business to offer 1099 independent contractors for events and corporate functions, the Financial Times first reported. Dubbed Uber Works, the servic...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Researchers create virtual smells by electrocuting your nose
The IEEE has showcased one of the coolest research projects I’ve seen this month: virtual smells. By stimulating your olfactory nerve with a system that looks like one of those old-fashioned kid...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Theres now proof that quantum computers can outperform classical machines
The hypearound quantum computing is real. But to fully realize the promise of quantum computing, it’ll still take a few years of research and scientific breakthroughs. And indeed, it still remai...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Google Maps ETA sharing feature hits iOS
If you’re heading out to meet someone, there are plenty of ways to inform them of your location and estimated arrival. Chat apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, LINE, and iMessage, for example, offer ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Google improves Android App Bundles and makes building Instant Apps easier
Google is launching a number of new features for Android app developers today that will make it easier for them to build smaller apps that download faster and to release instant apps that allow potent...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Twilio launches a new SIM card and narrowband dev kit for IoT developers
Twilio is hosting its Signal developer conference in San Francisco this week. Yesterday was all about bots and taking payments over the phone; today is all about IoT. The company is launching two new ...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch A ton of people dont know that Facebook owns WhatsApp
Americans looking to reduce their reliance on products from tech’s most alarmingly megalithic companies might be surprised to learn just how far their reach extends. Privacy-minded browser compa...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Why so many tech companies are creating shows
Editor’s note:Jay Acunzo is the author of the new book Break the Wheel, which explores how the worlds best creators break from conventional thinking to think for themselves. Hes a former digital...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Apples holding another big event October 30
And here you thought hardware season was over. A month and a half after its last major event, Apple’s throwing a big party in Brooklyn on October 30. The event will likely suss out some of the t...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Square unveils the Square Terminal, designed to replace old keypad credit card machines
Square is launching a new piece of hardware today the Square Terminal. As explained to me by the company’s Head of Hardware Jesse Dorogusker, the Terminal fills a gap the company’s produc...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Embracing multimodality, Uber pioneers ride recommendations
For the first time, Uber will make contextual, personalized suggestions about the best way to get from point A to point B. The startup offers more than just cars now, and it’s starting to unders...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Google launches compose actions to streamline access to SaaS apps in GMail
Lately, Google has been all about shaving time off your everyday activities when sending emails. First they came out with smart responses that let you choose among several (sometimes) logical response...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Future Family raises $10M to make fertility treatments more affordable
Future Family, a startup which helps families more easily afford fertility services like IVF and egg freezing, has raised $10 million in a Series A round. Just weeks back, Future Family switched up it...
03:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog
A British Conservative politician, who has called repeatedly for Mark Zuckerberg to come to parliament to answer questions about how Facebook fences fake news — only to be repeatedly rebuffed &#...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Alexas new Whisper Mode goes live
At Amazon’s Alexa event last month in Seattle, the company teased a new feature soon coming to its voice assistant: the ability to whisper. The company demonstrated how whispering a request R...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube partners with Eventbrite to sell concert tickets on music videos
YouTube is extending its ticketing initiative, already live with Ticketmaster, with the new addition of Eventbrite. The partnership, which was announced this morning, will see Eventbrite listings for ...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Amplifyher Ventures launches to fund startups led by women
Amplifyher Ventures is a new firm looking to invest in female founders. Amplifyher was created by Tricia Black, Facebook’s former vice president of advertising sales. Since her time at Facebook ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Atlassian launches the new Jira Software Cloud
Atlassian previewed the next generation of its hosted Jira Software project tracking tool earlier this year. Today, it’s available to all Jira users. To build the new Jira, Atlassian redesigned ...
02:48 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Spotifys Premium app gets a big makeover
Spotify has given its app a big makeover, with a focus on making the experience better for its paying subscribers. The company has simplified the app’s navigation by reducing the numbers of butt...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Document editor Coda adds third-party integrations with G Suite, Slack, Twilio and more
Coda, the smart collaborative document editor that breaks down the barriers between documents, spreadsheets, databasesand presentations, is today launching one of its most important updates since its ...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Daivergent connects people on the autism spectrum with jobs in data management
Great startups normally come from a personal place. Byran Dai’s new company, Daivergent, is no different. Founded in December 2017, Daivergent looks to connect enterprise clients with folks on t...
02:09 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Sams Club to offer same-day grocery delivery via Instacart at over half its stores by month end
Fresh off its $600 million round of new funding, grocery delivery service Instacart is expanding its relationship with Walmart, the companies announced this morning. The two first joined up in Februar...
01:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Proxxi saves workers from getting electrocuted
There are some gadgets that are nice to have – iPhones, sous vide wands – and some gadgets that you must have. Proxxi fits in the latter camp. Proxxi is an always-on sensor that buzzes whe...
01:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Seva snares $2.4M seed investment to find info across cloud services
Seva, a New York City startup, that wants to help customers find content wherever it lives across SaaS products, announced a $2.4 million seed round today. Avalon Ventures led the round with participa...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Sick of managing your Airbnb? Vacasa raises $64M to do it for you
Airbnbing can be a ton of work. Between key pickups, tidying, and maintenance emergencies, renting out your place isn’t such a passive revenue source. But Vacasa equips owners with full-service ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Arianna Huffingtons Thrive Global is teaming up with Zenefits
Thrive has partnered with Zenefits to expand the reach of its wellness content....
10:00 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Take a video tour of Facebooks election security war room
Beneath an American flag, 20 people packed tight into a beige conference room are Facebook’s, and so too the Internet’s, first line of defence for democracy. This is Facebook election secu...
09:42 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Banksys rigged art frame was supposed to shred the whole thing
In the connected future will anyone truly own any thing? Banksy’s artworld shocker performance piece, earlier this month, when a canvas of his went under the hammer atSothebys in London, suggest...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Emma, the money management app, rolls out cryptocurrency support
Emma, the U.K. money management app (or self-described “financial advocate”), is launching a cryptocurrency feature by integrating with a plethora of exchanges so that you can easily track...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Get your Disrupt Berlin 2018 passes before 24 October and save big
Great news, startup fans. You still have time to save up to 500 on your pass to TechCrunchDisrupt Berlin 2018. Our premier tech conference focusing on the European startup scene takes place on29-30 No...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Announcing the TC Top Picks of Disrupt Berlin 2018
We called on early-stage startup founders to apply for TC Top Pick status at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place on 29-30 November. We knew that many founders would heed the call but ho...
05:48 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Cryptocurrency wallet startup Cobo raises $13M Series A to enter the U.S. and Southeast Asia
Cobo, a cryptocurrency wallet startup headquartered in Beijing, has raised a $13 million Series A to enter new international markets. The round was led by DHVC and Wu Capital, a family office based in...
04:46 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Some notable Facebook shareholders file (mostly symbolic) proposal to oust Mark Zuckerberg as chairman
Several major Facebook shareholders have submitted a proposal calling for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman of the companys board. The filing is mainly symbolic, since Zuckerberg has almost...
04:08 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter tests out annotations in Moments
Twitter is trying out a small new change to Moments that would provide contextual information within its curated stories. Spotted by Twitter user @kwatt and confirmed by a number of Twitter product te...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch MIT researchers say memory splitting breakthrough could prevent another Meltdown or Spectre
Virtually every modern computer processor was thrown under the bus earlier this year when researchers found a fundamental design weakness in Intel, AMD and ARM chips, making it possible to steal sensi...
03:39 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2018
Techcrunch YC grad Oh My Green gets $20M seed investment
Oh My Green has raised $20 million from Initialized Capital, Powerplant Ventures and others to bring healthier foods to offices around the U.S....
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention
Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy....
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Silicon Valley hoped the Khashoggi story would go away; instead, it may end an era
It’s amazing how quickly things can change. Exactly a week ago, we wondered if Saudi Arabia’s money might finally become radioactive in light of the disappearance of Saudi journalist and W...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Gillette partners with Formlabs to 3D print razor handles
3D printing for manufacturing is one of those things that gets talked about a lot, but weve yet to see a lot of truly mainstream applications for the technology. A new partnership between Gillette and...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Why IGTV should go premium
Its been four months since Facebook launched IGTV, with the goal of creating a destination for longer-form Instagram videos. Is it shaping up to be a high-profile flop, or could this be the company...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games
HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. It eventually ditched H...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch PwC staves off disruption with immersive emerging tech training
The big accounting firms are under pressure from digital disruption just like every industry these days, but PwC is trying a proactive approach with a digital accelerator program designed to train emp...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Postmates launches food delivery in 134 new U.S. cities
Homebodies across the U.S. have reason to celebrate. Postmates the on-demand food delivery service so popular in major cities that it’s a verb now just launched in 134 new markets. Those 134 ne...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Postmates launches food delivery in 134 additional US cities
Homebodies across the U.S. have reason to celebrate. Postmates the on-demand food delivery service so popular in major cities that it’s a verb now just launched in 134 new markets. Those 134 a...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Investors see an opportunity framed in Lensabls prescription lens fulfillment business
Lensabl, the company that has built a business putting prescription lenses into any style of glasses frame, has raised $3.7 million in a new round of funding. Lensabl makes it easy to put new lenses i...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Essential lays off nearly one-third of its staff
Layoffs are never an easy pill to swallow, but for Essential, it seems the writing was on the wall for a while with this one. After months of reports highlighting its struggles, the Andy Rubin-led sma...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla inks deal for Gigafactory 3 in China
Tesla has secured the rights to about 210 acres of land in Lingang, Shanghai, the site of the electric automaker's planned factory and its first outside of the U.S....
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch This 3D-printed prosthetic hand combines speed and strength with simplicity
Prosthetic limbs have come a long way from the heavy, solid hands and legs of yesteryear, but it's still difficult to pack a range of motion into them without complex or bulky machinery. But new resea...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Next 10 Ventures is launching an incubator for YouTube personalities
The EduCreatorIncubator will seed 25 to 40 "emerging video creators" with $25,000 to $75,000 in seed funding....
05:36 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Open offices have driven Panasonic to make horse blinders for humans
At what point do we just give up and admit were living in exactly the dystopian nightmare speculative fiction warned us about? It probably ought to be these horse blinders for people, which look like ...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Health insurance startup Alan covers meditation app subscription
French startup Alan wants to be a bit better than your good old health insurance. Thats why the company is trying something new and now covers part of your Petit Bambou subscription. Petit Bambou is a...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Stripe hires Niels Provos away from Google to be its new head of security
On the heels of raising new funding on a $20 billion valuation, payments and financial services startup Stripe is making a key hire to reinforce its message to the world that it’s taking securit...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Skully AR motorcycle helmet returns from the dead under new ownership
It’s been a long, bumpy road for the Skully augmented reality motorcycle helmet brand. But under the leadership of IvanContreras, who acquired the assets of Skully in 2017, the helmet is finally...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Twilio launches Autopilot to help developers build better bots
Bots went through the hype cycle faster than a speeding roller coaster, as the promise of chatting with a computer quickly turned sour. Now, Twilio wants to take another stab at this market with the l...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Twilio makes it easier to take payments over the phone
Making a payment over the phone, maybe because you are trying to change an airline ticket or to pay a last-minute bill, still feels like an antiquated process. You read your credit card number to an a...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch New York on Tech is helping under-resourced students become future tech leaders
Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson were riding the subway home from a college leadership conference when they realized they were getting off at the same stop. It turned out, theyhad grown up in the sam...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch After raising $25M in XRP, Omni lets you earn it renting stuff out
“I think any company scaling today has to have a crypto strategy. This is the start of ours,” Omni founder and CEO Tom McLeod tells me. His on-demand property storage and rental marketplac...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch N26 faces criticism regarding its identification processes
Fintech startup N26 is growing quite rapidly. Building a startup is hard, but building a startup that manages your bank account is even harder given the increased scrutiny. German weekly magazine Wirt...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter makes it easier to see enforcement taken on reported tweets
Twitter is making a change to how its tweet reporting procedures will work. Before, Twitter had experimented with both showing or hiding the tweet you reported, but users told the company they sometim...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Tumblr says its fixed a security bug, but says no evidence any user data was exposed
Tumblr has disclosed a security vulnerability on its site that in some cases could have exposed account information. The bug was found in the part of the site that recommends other Tumblr blogs to use...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musk plans to buy another $20 million in Tesla stock
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the company’s largest shareholder, intends to buy another $20 million in common stock, a move that appears to be in response to a recent settlement with theU.S. Securities a...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Crypto Quantique unveils its quantum driven secure chip for IoT devices
With Gartner estimating that there will be 150 billion connected devices by 2030 — many of them mission critical, such as powering major national infrastructure — the risk and realisation ...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision
The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, settin...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft hires former United Airlines exec to lead market expansion
Lyft has brought on former United Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Julia Haywood to serve as its VP of Strategy. The plan is for her to own Lyft’s market expansion efforts and accelerate growth...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify takes a stake in DistroKid, will support cross-platform music uploads in Spotify for Artists
Spotify has taken a minority stake in music distribution service, DistroKid, a popular tool used by artists for uploading their music across platforms. The company didn’t confirm the size of its...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch How to download your data from Apple
Good news! Apple now allows U.S. customers to download a copy of their data, months after rolling out the feature to EU customers. But don’t be disappointed when you get your download and find t...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator
A look at the 20 most successful companies to come out of Y Combinator. ...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Hulu adds a dark mode on the web
Rejoice, dark mode fans. Hulu is joiningYouTubeandYouTube TVas the streaming video service to embrace a dark theme – something that gives video sites a more cinematic look and feel (as Netflix a...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch The new normal
When we first started writing about startups at TechCrunch the idea of a startup – a small business with global ambitions – was a pipe dream. How could a side hustle like Twitter turn into...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data
Apple has refreshed and expanded its privacy website, a month after its most recent iPhone and Mac launches. You’re not going to see much change from previous years the privacy pages still stat...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Hulus Live TV service may add skinnier bundles of news, sports and entertainment programming
Hulu is planning to change up its live TV service by dropping channels from its core offering to instead create smaller “bundles” of sports, news, and entertainment programming, according ...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter opens archive of 4,500 accounts related to Russia and Irans political propaganda
After getting hauled into Washington to be grilled over how its social media platform was exploited to influence public opinion around elections and politics in the US and elsewhere, Twitter vowed tha...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Product Hunt Radio: Gen Z, what the kids these days are using, and the future of social apps
In this episode of Product Hunt Radio, I'm recording from my home in San Francisco to talk to two young entrepreneurs, Tiffany Zhong and Drake Rehfeld....
01:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Roku to resume sales in Mexico, following court ruling
Last year, Roku lost a legal battle in Mexico over piracy which resulted in a ban on sales of its devices in the country. Now, that ban has been lifted, the company says, following a favorable ruling ...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Epsagon emerges from stealth with serverless monitoring tool
Epsagon, an Israeli startup, launched today with a new serverless tool that helps customers monitor infrastructure, even when they don’t know where or what that is. That’s the nature of se...
01:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Azimo launches business money transfer service
Hot on the heels of raising $20 million in Series C funding led by Japan’s Rakuten Capital, London-based money transfer service Azimo is launching a new service aimed at small and medium-sized b...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Skydios autonomous drone lands in Apple retail stores, now supports Watch controls
With a few taps, you can now direct Skydio‘s $1,999 autonomous drone from your Apple Watch allowing you to fulfill the geeky dream you never knew you had, directing an expensive autonomous drone...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch WhiteSource nabs $35M to track open source code for security vulnerabilities
Open source software — a $14 billion market — has become acornerstone for building apps and other IT services, withsome 97 percent of developers today using using open source components of...
11:40 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer using algorithms, not AI
London-based startup Applied has bagged 1.5M (~$2M) in seed funding for a fresh, diversity-sensitive approach to recruitment that deconstructs and reworks the traditional CV-bound process, drawing on ...
10:06 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Unifonic, dubbed the Twilio of emerging markets, closes $21M Series A round
Those of you familiar with the incredible rise of Twilio, which came along to utterly disrupt the communications world, will be interested to hear that another player plans to do the same, but this ti...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Cognata raises $18.5M as race to deploy autonomous vehicles quickens
Cognata has raised $18.5 million in a funding round led by Scale Venture Partners, fresh capital that the Israeli autonomous simulation startup will use to meet demand for technology that will help co...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Smule raises $20M, with plans to expand India operations
App maker turned music social network Smule has raised another $20 million. The latest round follows a $54 million raise in May of last year, led by Tencent, intent on helping the company expand Asia ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Memory raises $5M to bring AI to time tracking
Memory, a startup out of Norway and maker of time tracking app Timely, has raised $5 million in further funding. Leading the round is Concentric, and Investinor, with participation from existing inves...
07:48 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch European late-stage FinTech startups get a boost with new Corviglia fund
In a boost to late-stage funding for FinTech startups looking to scale-up without having to leave Europe, what claims to be the largest growth equity fund for Fintech in Europe launches today. The Cor...
07:45 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch An interactive MTV Real World is coming to Facebook Watch
The world’s first hit reality show The Real World is being reimagined for Facebook Watch 26 years after it debuted on cable. Come Spring 2019, fans will get a chance to vote on wholl join as the...
07:45 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch MTVs Real World will be revived with interactivity on Facebook Watch
The world’s first hit reality show The Real World is being reimagined for Facebook Watch 26 years after it debuted on cable. Come Spring 2019, fans will get a chance to vote on wholl join as the...
07:17 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Roborace to replace F1 racing drivers with robots at Disrupt
Formula E is so 2017. This year, it's all about Roborace, an upcoming F1-style competition. And the big new thing is that it's all about self-driving cars. I'm excited to announce that Rob...
04:10 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung acquires network analytics startup Zhilabs to help its transition to 5G
Samsung Electronics is betting that acquiring Zhilabs, a real-time networks analytics startup based in Barcelona, will ease its transition from 4G to 5G technologies. Financial details of the deal, wh...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch Scribd and The New York Times announce a joint $12.99 subscription
If you want to subscribe to both Scribd and The New York Times, you can now do it for a combined price of $12.99 per month particularly impressive when you consider that a standard NYT digital subscr...
02:26 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube experiences a major outage lasting for more than an hour
No, it’s not just you. As of Tuesday evening Pacific Time, YouTube was down for many users. The outage appears to have begun some time around 6:15 p.m., making this a pretty long outage for such...
10:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Blockchain media startup Civil is issuing full refunds to all buyers of its cryptocurrency
Many doubted The Civil Media Company's ambitious plan to sell $8 million worth of its cryptocurrency, called CVL.The skeptics, as it turns out, were right. ...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Google tweaks Android licensing terms in Europe to allow Google app unbundling for a fee
Google has announcedchanges to the licensing model for its Android mobile operating system in Europe, including introducing a fee for licensing some of its own brand apps, saying it’s doing so t...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch 10 lessons from Marketos growth to a multi-billion-dollar exit
Its hard for entrepreneurs to know the trade-offs required when making the tough decisions -- especially early on. Here are some suggestions....
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Netflix shares are up after the streaming service adds nearly 7M new subscribers in Q3
After a disappointing second quarter, Netflix is back in Wall Street’s good graces. The company just released its third quarter earnings report, and as of 5:30pm East Coast time, the stock is up...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding from some notable names
Founders building a brand today are largely relying on new infrastructure to do it, though they’re still heavily reliant on legacy carriers like FedEx and DHL when it comes to international ship...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook News Feed now downranks sites with stolen content
Facebook is demoting trashy news publishers and other websites that illicitly scrape and republish content from other sources with little or no modification. Today it exclusively told TechCrunch that ...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Google Maps amplifies its app for electric vehicle owners
Google Maps is beefing up its app to help electric vehicle owners find the most suitable and closest place to charge up. Google Maps said Tuesday it’s adding an EV charging feature to the app th...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Coinbase now lets you buy and sell ZRX
Coinbase’s newest asset is live. On Tuesday the popular U.S.-based cryptocurrency platform added support for ZRX, the token representing the 0x Project. On Coinbase, ZRX joins the rarified ranks...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Periscope broadcasters can now assign their own chat moderators
It’s going to be harder for trolls to disrupt Periscope broadcasts. The Twitter-owned live streaming app has offered chat moderation capabilities for years, but it has so far relied on group mod...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Google-incubated AdLingo uses chatbot integration to create conversational ads
“Conversational marketing” is a phrase that I hear a lot, but when the team at AdLingo uses it, they mean something specific namely, bringing chatbots and other conversational assistants ...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch No, your Twitter was not hacked
Twitter users on iOS were hit with a strange bug today. Instead of receiving notifications that included the tweet itself, they received a string of alphanumeric characters. The issue only affected iO...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Report: Lyft picks JPMorgan to lead IPO in 2019
Lyft and Uber’s race to an IPO is heating up. Lyft has selected JPMorgan Chase & Co. as the lead underwriter of its initial public offeringalong with Credit Suisse Group and Jefferies Group,...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Macaw will curate Twitter for you, help expand your network
Twitter today inserts activity-based tweets into your timeline, alerting you to things like the popular tweets liked by people you follow, or those Twitter accounts that a lot of people in your networ...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Keeps parent company Thirty Madison raises $15 million to fight male pattern baldness
Men's hair loss brand Keeps has raised $15 million in a round co-led by Maveron and Northzone....
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Pokmon Go update bringing mon from the Sinnoh region is live
If you've been laying off the Pokmon Go for a while due to a lack of new monsters, prepare to be glued to your phone again. Niantic is now adding pokmon from the rugged Sinnoh region that first appear...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Arm launches Neoverse, its IP portfolio for internet infrastructure hardware
Arm-based chips are ubiquitous today, but the company isn’t resting on its laurels. After announcing its ambitions for powering more high-end devices like laptops a few months ago, the company t...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch GitHub launches Actions, its workflow automation tool
For the longest time, GitHub was all about storing source code and sharing it either with the rest of the world or your colleagues. Today, the company, which is in the process of being acquired by Mic...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker
Medtronic, a maker of medical devices and implants, has pulled the plug on its internet-based software update system, which security researchers had found had a dangerous security vulnerability The co...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook rolls out checks for UK political ads
Facebook has announced it rolled out a system of checks on political ads run on its platform in the UK which requires advertisers to verify their identity and location to try to make it harder for for...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Pinterest is turning more of its window shoppers into buyers with newest features
Like many other leading social media companies, Pinterest is making it easier to purchase the products on its platform....
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch With $300M in new funding, Devoted Health launches its Medicare Advantage plan in Florida
Andreessen Horowitz has led the $300 million Series B, with participation from Premji Invest and Uprising....
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is building a camera TV set-top box codenamed Ripley
A mysterious product called Ripley appeared hidden beside Facebooks new Portal smart displays in Facebook for Androids code. Dug up by frequent TechCrunch tipster Jane Manchun Wong a week ago,Ripleys ...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook is building a camera TV set-top box
A mysterious product called Ripley appeared hidden beside Facebooks new Portal smart displays in Facebook for Androids code. Dug up by frequent TechCrunch tipster Jane Manchun Wong a week ago,Ripleys ...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musks settlement with the SEC approved by judge, sending shares higher
The saga between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which began with a now infamous “funding secured” tweet about taking the electric automaker private, i...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Substack celebrates its first birthday with 25K paying newsletter subscribers
It’s been a year since the launch of Substack, a platform that allows newsletter writers to build a subscription business. Today, on its first birthday, the startup has a simple message: Yes, pe...
02:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch With Watch GT, Huawei ditches Google for its own OS
LGs strange new hybrid Watch W7 marked a small but important victory for Wear OS. But this morning in London, Google lost a key ally in the smartwatch wars for this model, at least. Huaweis latest we...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Timex builds its first automatic watch in decades
Leave your smartwatch on the counter because Timex is back with its first automatic watch in decades. Called the Marlin, this 21-jewel timepiece that hearkens back to the days of “Takes a lickin...
02:09 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Discords new game store rolls out to the rest of the world today
When Discord first launched its new built-in game store just a few weeks back, there was one big caveat: it was available to only a tiny, tiny slice of its 150M users. 50,000 of them, to be exact all...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Walmarts Vudu may add subscription video channels to its streaming service
Walmart appears to have big plans for its video streaming service, Vudu . On the heels of a partnership with MGM for original content, new reports claim the retailer is now in discussions with various...
01:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Huaweis new phone can wirelessly charge the competition
Make no mistake, Huaweis going after the big dogs here. The companys taken a Samsung-esque approach to the world of flagship smartphones with a beast of a handset that delivers everything and the kitc...
01:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Paperspace scores $13M investment for AI-fueled application development platform
Paperspace wants to help developers build artificial intelligence and machine learning applications with a software/hardware development platform powered by GPUs and other powerful chips. Today, the W...
01:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch MongoDB switches up its open source license
MongoDB is a bit miffed that some cloud providers — especially in Asia — are taking its open source code and are offering a hosted commercial version of its database to their users without...
01:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch MongoDB switches up its open-source license
MongoDB is a bit miffed that some cloud providers — especially in Asia — are taking its open-source code and offering a hosted commercial version of its database to their users without pla...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Hinge is first dating app to actually measure real world success
Dating app Hinge is today launching a new feature aimed at improving its recommendations, based on whether or not matches had successful real-world dates. The feature may also help to address one of t...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Instacart raises another $600M at a $7.6B valuation
D1 Capital Partners has led the $600 million round for Instacart. ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Journal raises $1.5 million to bring Google-like search to your personal life
In today’s world of Slack, email and a gazillion other web apps and services, it’s become increasingly hard to search for information. Did your boss Slack you or email you that information...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch The new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and waterproof
The Voyage may be dead, but the Kindle line still has some life left in it. This time last year, Amazon upgraded the high-end Oasis model, and now the mid-range Paperwhite is getting a little love.The...
12:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch See Spot dance: Watch a Boston Dynamics robot get a little funky
In this fun video the Boston Dynamics Spot dances, wiggles, and shimmies right into our hearts. This little four-legged robot – a smaller sibling to the massive Big Dog – is surprisingly a...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Lyfts $299 subscription plan is launching to the masses
Lyft has been testing versions of an all-access monthly subscription plan since March. Now, it’s ready to make it available to everyone in the U.S. Starting today, U.S.-based riders can sign up ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Mighty, the iPod Shuffle for Spotify, gets a bigger battery and better bluetooth
Technology, like so much of life, is cycle. Gadget evolve, leaving holes in our lives that some fresh new startup is waiting in the wings to fill. There are few better examples of the phenomenon than ...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Temasek acquires Sygnia, an Israeli cybersecurity startup, for $250M
Temasek, the Singaporean government-controlled company that is one of the world’s biggest investors, is today announcing an acquisition to beef up its cybersecurity business. It is acquiring Syg...
10:59 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Gartner picks digital ethics and privacy as a strategic trend for 2019
Analyst Gartner, best known for crunching device marketshare data; charting technology hype cycles; and churning out predictivelisticles of emergent capabilities at software’s cutting edge has n...
10:57 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch On-demand pharmacy startup NowRx raises $7 million Series A round through crowdfunding
NowRx, an on-demand pharmacy solution of sorts, just closed a $7 million Series A round via the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform. The company had previously raised a $3 million seed round. As the on-d...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch CIA, NSA and the Pentagon still arent using a basic email security feature
Some of the most sensitive U.S. government departments and agencies still aren’t using a basic email security feature that would significantly cut down on incoming spam or phishing emails. Fifte...
09:42 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon puts $10M in Closed Loop Fund to make recycling easier in more American cities
Amazon announced today that it has invested $10 million inClosed Loop Fund, which finances the creation of recycling infrastructure and services in U.S. cities. In a statement, the e-commerce behemoth...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Announcing the Disrupt Berlin Agenda
TechCrunch Disrupt is the worlds biggest and most impactful tech startup conference, and we can’t wait to bring the hype to Berlin. Were very proud of the show weve put together and are thrilled...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Video-based recruitment startup JobUFO scores 2M seed
JobUFO, the Berlin-based startup that has built a video focussed app to help facilitate better job applications, has raised 2 million in seed funding. Leading the round is IBB and Hevella Capital, wit...
07:41 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks publicly for the first time about its censored China search engine
Commenting publicly for the first time about Googles censored search engine for China, CEO Sundar Pichai said onstage at the WIRED 25 summit in San Francisco that the company is taking a longer-term v...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Uber and Lyft are responsible for about half of SFs rise in traffic since 2010, SFCTA says
Uber and Lyft are often times the ones to blame for the rise in traffic and congestion in cities. In San Francisco, the two ride-hailing services are undoubtedly partially to blame, but not entirely t...
06:59 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Syncron, a SaaS to help manufacturers move to a service model, raises $67M
Syncron, a Stockholm-headquartered company that offers a SaaS to help equipment and other product manufacturers move to a service model, has raised $67 million, its first ever funding round despite be...
01:16 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch IoT company Smartfrog takes controlling interest in Canary
Things have been pretty quiet on the Canary front. In January at CES, the New York-based smart security startup released a stripped-down version of it its flagship camera. Beyond the odd software upda...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos is just fine taking the Pentagons $10B JEDI cloud contract
Some tech companies might have a problem taking money from the Department of Defense, but Amazon isn’t one of them, as CEO Jeff Bezos made clear todayat the Wired25 conference. Just last week, G...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2018
Techcrunch Disneys John Snoddy will talk imagineering augmented worlds at TC Sessions: AR/VR in LA this week
At our one-dayTC Sessions: AR/VRevent in LA on October 18, we’ll be joined byWalt Disney Imagineering’s R&D Studio ExecutiveJon Snoddy. We’re going to talk about how Disney is us...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global
Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21M Series B, off the back ofstrong momentum for a software as a service platform designed to take a Slack-like chunk out of the administrative...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at age 65
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away this afternoon in Seattle at age 65, owing to complications relating to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Vulcan, the privately held company that Allen founded ...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Twilio acquires email API platform SendGrid for $2 billion in stock
Twilio, the ubiquitous communications platform, today announced its plan to acquire the API-centric email platform SendGrid for about $2 billion in an all-stock transaction. That’s Twilio’...
10:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Disney-backed Jaunt lays off significant number of employees as it moves away from VR
One of the top-funded VR content startups, with backers including Disney and GV (Google Ventures), is laying off a “significant portion” of its employees as it pivots away from virtual rea...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users data
A new dating app for Trump supporters that wants to make America date again has leaked its entire database of users on the day of its launch. The app, called Donald Daters, is aimed at American-based...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch This robot uses lasers to listen to its environment
A new technology from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will add sound and vibration awareness to create truly context-aware computing. The system, called Ubicoustics, adds additional bits of ...
09:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Ahead of midterm elections, Facebook expands ban on posts aimed at voter suppression
Facebook is expanding its ban on false and misleading posts that aim todeter citizens from voting in the upcoming midterm elections. The social media giant is adding two more categories of false infor...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Major browsers simultaneously drop support for old security standards
Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari are all dropping support for older versions of the the online security protocol TLS, used in practically any encrypted exchange online. While few p...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Docker has raised $92 million in new funding
Docker, the company that did more to create today’s modern containerized computing environment than any other independent company, has raised $92 million of a targeted $192 million funding round...
08:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Sneaky subscriptions are plaguing the App Store
Subscriptions have turned into a booming business for app developers, accounting for $10.6 billion in consumer spend on the App Store in 2017, and poised to grow to $75.7 billion by 2022. But alongsid...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Y Combinator survey confirms what we already know female founders are too often victims of sexual harassment
Y Combinator partnered with Callisto, a sexual misconduct reporting software built for victims, to survey its roster of female founders....
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch A former Google UI designer suggests inept management played a role in the networks demise (beyond Facebooks impact)
A lot of people leave their jobs because of bosses they can’t stand. Yet it’s seldom the case that a former employee publicly badmouths management after the fact. The obvious risk in doing...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Chinese electric automakers Nio exceeds Q3 delivery target for its ES8 SUV
Nio, the Chinese electric automaker aiming to compete with Tesla, reported that it delivered 3,268 of its new ES8 vehicles in the third quarter, beating its own target by 9%. The company planned to de...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Pokmon GO maker Niantic is coming to TechCrunch Sessions AR/VR
Niantic is one of the few companies in the augmented reality world making some actual goddamn revenue. As such, it didnt feel right not to have the company that built Pokmon GO represented at our one-...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llamas ass harder than ever
The charmingly outdated media player Winamp is being reinvented as a platform-agnostic audio mobile app that brings together all your music, podcasts, and streaming services to a single location. It's...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Worries linger as Facebook withholds stolen searches & checkins
Hacked Facebook users still dont know which 15 recent searches and 10 latest checkins were exposed in the company’s massive breach it detailed last week. The company merely noted that those were...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch No, Apple didnt acquire music analytics startup Asaii, it hired the founders to work on Apple Music
On the heels of news of not one but two acquisitions from Apple last week, a report surfaced yesterday that Apple had picked up yet another company, the music analytics startup Asaii, for under $100 m...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Electric scooter startup Grin raises ~$45 million
Grin, an electric scooter startup backed by Y Combinator, has raised a $45.7 million Series A to operate shared, electric scooters in Latin America. Grin, which is based in Mexico City, had previously...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Nurse-1-1 lets you text a nurse for health info, learn if a doctor is needed
A new startup wants to help you figure out if your medical issue requires a visit to a doctor’s office, the ER, or can be handled over a telemedicine service, while also providing you with some ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Google Pixel 3 XL review
The smartphone arms race isnt always pretty. The knock-down, drag-out fight between Apple and Samsung in particular has given rise to some nasty lawsuits and wincing commercials year in and out as the...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch FuboTV says nearly 250K subscribers have signed up for its TV streaming service
While it may not have the name recognition of some other live TV streaming services, fuboTV says it’s been growing quickly it was “approaching” 250,000 paid subscribers in September...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch MIT announces new college of computing with $1 billion commitment
MIT announced today that it is massively doubling down on the future of computer science with the launch of a new college of computing. The university is committing $1 billion in resources to the new ...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Casio adds modern tech to the classic G-Shock watch
Casio released the first G-Shock watch in 1983. The original set the bar for tough watches with incredible shock resistance to protect the quartz module. Its a classic and still available for purchase...
02:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Zimmer and Apple launch clinical study covering up to 10K patients who get knee and hip replacements
Apple has made health — and helping people keep tabs on theirs — a cornerstone of how it is presenting the benefits of its newest Apple Watch, and today comes news of another way that this...
02:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Zimmer Biomet and Apple launch clinical study using Apple Watch and iPhone for 10K knee and hip replacement patients
Apple has made health — and helping people keep tabs on theirs — a cornerstone of how it is presenting the benefits of its newest Apple Watch, and today comes news of another way that this...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon debuts a retail site for Shark Tank products
Inventor Jamie Siminoffwas rejected by the sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2013 when trying to make a deal for his video doorbell startup. This year, Amazon bought his company, Ring,...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Tech Will Save Us offers STEM toys youll actually use
I hate STEM toys. I have three kids and ultimately every “educational” toy they’ve used – from LittleBits to Nintendo Labo – has ended up in a corner somewhere, ignored f...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Premiere Rush CC is Adobes new all-in-one video editing tool for desktop and mobile
Earlier this year, Adobe previewed Project Rush, a new multi-platform video editing tool. Today, at its Mac conference, the company announced that Project Rush is now Premiere Rush CC and an official ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Typekit is now Adobe Fonts and part of all Creative Cloud plans
Adobe today announced that Typekit, the company’s subscription service and marketplace for fonts that it acquired in 2011, is getting a new name. The service is now called Adobe Fonts. What̵...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Adobe launches new AR and drawing tools
At its Max conference in Los Angeles, Adobe today announced a number of new products in its Creative Cloud suite. Among those is Project Aero, a new tool that allows for building new AR experiences, a...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Vinli launches mobility data platform, signs partnership with ALD Automotive
Connected car startup Vinli aims to connect vehicles to the cloud and is today announcing a change in its business model as it partners with the largest fleet operator in Europe, ALD Automotive. Vinli...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Adobe XD now lets you prototype voice apps
Adobe XD, the company’s platform for designing and prototyping user interfaces and experiences, is adding support for a different kind of application to its lineup: voice apps. Those could be ap...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Adobe is bringing Photoshop CC to the iPad
It’s no secret that Adobe is currently in the process of modernizingits Creative Cloud apps and bringing them to every major platform. Today, the company is using its Max conference in Los Angel...
12:52 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Celonis brings intelligent process automation software to cloud
Celonis has been helping companies analyze and improve their internal processes using machine learning. Today the company announced it was providing that same solution as a cloud service with a few ni...
12:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Saudi ally calls for Uber boycott over response to Khashoggis vanishing
Uber is facing calls for a boycott of its app in the Persian Gulf, a region that has poured billions of dollars of investment into the company’s ride-hailing business in recent years:Directly vi...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Palm returns as an ultra-mobile smartphone
I shared images I shot of the Palm device with a few co-workers ahead of this mornings unveiling, and they were downright giddy. The new ultra-mobile device (a term us old people used to use to refer ...
10:53 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Truphone, an eSIM mobile carrier that works with Apple, raises another $71M, now valued at $507M
Truphone — a UK startup that provides global mobile voice and data services by way of an eSIM model for phones, tablets and IoT devices — said that it has raised another 18 million ($23.7 ...
08:28 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Did you score tickets to Startup Battlefield Africa 2018?
In just about two months, the TechCrunch crew will head to Lagos, Nigeria to host the day-long, action-packed Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. Come join us and watch the founders of Africas best early...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Its official: London-based Stride.VC raises 50M seed fund
Stride.VC, the new VC fund from Fred Destin, formerly a partner at Accel, and Harry Stebbings, producer of the “The Twenty Minute VC” podcast and ex-Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Atomico, i...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Penta, the German challenger bank account for SMEs, raises 7M Series A
Penta, the German fintech startup that offers a digital bank account targeting SMEs, has raised 7 million in Series A funding. Backing the company once again is Inception Capital, with total funding n...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Avoid the price hike on tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2018
If youre as serious about saving money as you are about startups, its time to handeln sie take action! TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place on29-30 November, and you definitely want to attend t...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2018
Techcrunch Entrepreneur First, the company builder backed by Greylock, lands in Bangalore
Entrepreneur First (EF), the London-HQ’d company builder that invests in individuals pre-team, pre-idea to enable them to found new startups, is scaling up rapidly, as it promised to so. Already...
08:44 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: We cant resist the thoughtful glamour of The Crown
We weren’t expecting to like “The Crown.” Yes, there are talented actors and fancy costumes on-screen, and yes, there’s an acclaimed writer at the helm who specializes in drama...
08:44 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2018
Techcrunch Distributed kitchen service Pilotworks is shutting down
Pilotworks, the distributed kitchen service which raised $13 million in venture funding from investors including Campbell’s Soup Co.’s investment arm, is shutting down. The company issued ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2018
Techcrunch At what point do we admit that geoengineering is an option?
In 1883, Krakatoa erupted, spewing volcanic ash and gas into the stratosphere, making clouds more reflective and cooling the entire planet by roughly 1 C that year. In 2018, the UN reported that human...
08:29 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2018
Techcrunch Make your own phone with MakerPhone (some soldering required)
There's no shortage of interesting electronics kits out there to occupy an idle Sunday, but with this one you get a phone out of the bargain. The MakerPhone is a kit looking for funds on Kickstarter t...
07:16 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2018
Techcrunch What to expect from the return of electric scooters in SF
The time has come. Electric scooter sharing services are returning to the streets of San Francisco — this time with explicit permission from the SF Municipal Transportation Agency. On Monday, we...
06:36 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2018
Techcrunch NASA plans on schedule Soyuz launch despite failure of Russian rocket
The high-profile failure of a normally reliable Soyuz rocket during a crewed mission to the International Space Station earlier this week spooked the space community in more ways than one, but NASA ad...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2018
Techcrunch A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg
TechCrunch: Hey Portal, dial Mark Portal: Do you mean Mark Zuckerberg? TC: Yes Portal: Dialling Mark… TC: Hi Mark! Nice choice of grey t-shirt. MZ: Uh, new phone who dis? — oh, hi, er, Tec...
05:11 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2018
Techcrunch International growth, primarily in China, fuels the VC market today
The venture capital business model has gone global. VC is still an exclusive club of financiers, but now with worldwide scope and scale....
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2018
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang:
The Gillmor Gang Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, Frank Radice, Michael Markman, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Friday October 12, 2018. Smartspeaker UI, Post-Advertising micropayments, and other myth...
02:08 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2018
Techcrunch SF judge denies Limes request to block electric scooter deployment
A judge today denied Lime’s request for a temporary restraining order that would block Skip and Scoot from deploying their electric scooters in San Francisco on Monday. This means San Franciscan...
01:48 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2018
Techcrunch Venmo bumps up instant transfer fee to 1 percent of the total amount
If you’re a frequent Venmo user, you might want to double-check your settings because the company just changed up their fee structure for instant transfers and it may result in more of your bala...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2018
Techcrunch Stephen Hawkings final paper about black holes is now online
Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year at the age of 76, but his incredible intellect isn’t yet done contributing to the scientific community. The acclaimed physicist’s final paper ...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat now has cat lenses. (Yes, for your cat.)
It’s 8:00 PM on Friday night and you’re home alone and already drunk. Oh, is that just me? Well no matter. Snapchat has made lenses for your cat now. Yes, that’s right. Your cat! Thi...
11:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch FCC resorts to the usual malarkey defending itself against Mozilla lawsuit
Mozilla filed a lawsuit in August alleging the FCC had unlawfully overturned 2015's net neutrality rules, by among other things "fundamentally mischaracteriz[ing] how internet access works." The FCC h...
11:41 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch AllTrails gets $75M to keep hikers happy
Spectrum Equity is making a big bet on AllTrails, that app for outdoorsy folk. ...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart continues M&A spree with acquisition of lingerie retailer Bare Necessities
Walmart has acquired online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities one week after its purchase of ELOQUII....
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch U.S. lawmakers warn Canada to keep Huawei out of its 5G plans
In a letter addressed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio make a very public case that Canada should leave Chinese tech and telecom giant Huawei out of its ...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch The team behind First Man aims to de-mythologize the space program
Even for those of us born decades after the event itself, Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon remain among history’s most iconic and indelible images. Can a Hollywood movie tell us an...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch At 10 trillion frames per second, this camera captures light in slow motion
Light is the fastest thing in the universe, so trying to catch it on the move is necessarily something of a challenge. We've had some success, but a new rig built by Caltech scientists pulls down a mi...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch New wave founders are headed to Startup Battlefield Latin America
TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that Rappi co-founderSebastian Mejia, Enjoie founderAna McLaren and Konfo founder and CEODavid Arana will be joining us on stage at Startup Battlefield Latin America...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Anaplan hits the ground running with strong stock market debut up over 42 percent
You might think that Anaplan CEO, Frank Calderoni would have had a few sleepless nights this week. His company picked a bad week to go public as market instability rocked tech stocks. Still he wasn...
07:05 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Watch this quadrotor turn into a trirotor and keep flying
In a video that similar to those videos where humans push around ATLAS, researchers at Delft University of Technology have created a system that will let a quadrotor drone keep flying even if one of t...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Take ten seconds now to make sure youre registered to vote
Fellow citizens! An important election is approaching, and you should vote in it. But are you registered? Are you sure? Why don't you take ten seconds now to check?...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Apple rebukes Australias dangerously ambiguous anti-encryption bill
Apple has strongly criticized Australias anti-encryption bill, calling it dangerously ambiguous and alarming to every Australian. The Australian governments draft law known as the Access and Assistan...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook prototypes Unsend 6 months after Zuckerberg retracted messages
In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were deleted from recipients’ inboxes in what some saw as a violation of user trust. Then, Facebook sud...
05:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musk: Teslaquila tequila is coming soon
Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed Friday in a tweet that the Tesla-branded tequila called Teslaquillathe bottle of liquor that co-starred in hisApril Fools Day jokeabout the automaker filing for bankruptc...
05:22 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook bans hundreds of clickbait farms for coordinated inauthentic behavior
Facebook has announced a relatively small but significant purge of bad actors from the platform: 810 pages and accounts that have "consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthenti...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Heres how to find out if your Facebook was hacked in the breach
Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook’s access token breach announced two weeks ago?Here’s how to find out. Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info acc...
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook breach saw 15M users names & contact info stolen, 14Ms bios too
Facebook has now detailed what data was scraped and stolen in the breach it revealed two weeks ago. 30 million users, not 50 million as it initially estimated, had their access tokens stolen by hacker...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Want to reduce fraud? Make a better password, dummy!
Researchers at Indiana University have confirmed that stringent password policies – aside from being really annoying – actually work. The research, led by Ph.D. student Jacob Abbott, IU CI...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Zyl is now a nostalgia-powered photo app
AI-powered photo management app Zyl is going back to the drawing board with a streamlined, more efficient redesign. The app is now focused on one thing only resurfacing your old memories. Taking phot...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Facebooks gaming hub Fb.gg launches into beta on Android
This summer, Facebook launched Fb.gg, its online gaming hub and Twitch competitor, designed to attract game streamers and their fans to watch videos on Facebook instead of on rival sites. The destinat...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch The real-life Emery and Evan from Fresh off the Boat launch Batu Capital for cannabis, crypto and big data startups
Restaurateur and raconteur Eddie Huang is the best known of the three Fresh off the Boat brothers (it was his memoir that inspired the ABC sitcom), but his younger brothers Emery and Evan remain relat...
02:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch IBM files formal JEDI protest a day before bidding process closes
IBM announced yesterday that it has filed a formal protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office over the structure of the Pentagon’s winner-take-all $10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud con...
02:49 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch With TodayTix Presents, TodayTix is starting to produce its own live shows
Mobile ticketing app TodayTix is getting into the show production business with the launch of a new program called TodayTix Presents. While TodayTix is sometimes described as the mobile version of the...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Half of all devices now run iOS 12
Half of all devices are now running the latest version of the iOS mobile operating system, iOS 12, according to figures shared by Apple. On devices introduced in the last four years, that number is as...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch CoD: Black Ops 4 is available today
CoD: Black Ops 4 is available today, marking yet another chapter in the franchise’s history. The Black Ops series, developed by TreyArch, tends to be one of Call Of Duty’s most popular, an...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Blood capital, WeWork whisperings, and gobs of cash for smiles and vegetables
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a good crew on the show. We had Connie Loizos and Dann...
08:10 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Readdles Denys Zhadanov to talk about bootstrapping at Disrupt Berlin
Readdle might not be a familiar name, but chances are youve been using some of their mobile apps. The Ukrainian company is a bootstrapped success story with 100 million downloads, 135 employees and a ...
07:09 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla vehicles ordered after October 15 lose out on full tax credit eligibility
Tesla customers who want the full $7,500 federal tax credit have until October 15 to order a Model S, Model X or Model 3 electric vehicle, a new deadline posted on the company’s website that cou...
05:46 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2018
Techcrunch With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia
Allbirds' wool runners have been a VC favorite since the beginning. Now, the company is worth $1.4 billion....
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Lime wants to block Scoot and Skip from deploying electric scooters in SF next week
Lime is doing the most right now.In light of the San Francisco Municipal TransportationAgency denying Lime a permit to operate electric scooters in the city, Lime is gearing up to request a temporary ...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch DARPA wants to teach and test common sense for AI
It's a funny thing, AI. It can identify objects in a fraction of a second, imitate the human voice, and recommend new music, but most machine "intelligence" lacks the most basic understanding of every...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Astronauts land safely after Soyuz launch fails at 20 miles up
A fault in a Soyuz rocket booster has resulted in an aborted crew mission to the International Space Station, but fortunately no loss of life. The astronauts in the capsule, Nick Hague (US) and Alexey...
09:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Boston Dynamics humanoid robot leap up massive steps like its nothing
Two years ago, Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot Atlasneeded a big ol’ safety tether to shuffle its way down a flat hiking trail. Five years ago it needed a big, bolted-down support structur...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Bird hires Ubers former head of finance and director of corporate development
Bird, the scooter-sharing startup founded by former Uber VP of International Growth Travis VanderZanden, has brought a couple of former Uber employees to the flock. Joining Bird as VP and Head of Fina...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch How this Kazakhstan internet giant built success on ideas from Russia and China
The advantage of entering an emerging market is that the market still has a lot of empty space to fill, and as a startup you can be the first player. Kazakhstan might not be the first country that com...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook mistakenly deleted some peoples Live videos
This time instead of exposing users’ data, a Facebook bug erased it. A previously undisclosed Facebook glitch caused it to delete some users’ Live videos if they tried to post them to thei...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch YC-grad Papa raises $2.4M for its grandkids-on-demand service
Alexis Ohanian's Initialized Capital and Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures participated in the round for the Y Combinator graduate....
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Grado takes the wraps off their first pair of wireless headphones
Legacy open-backed headphone makerGrado is taking their classic design into the future with the small Brooklyn company’s first pair of wireless headphones. The GW100s have a familiar look but in...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Copyright compromise: Music Modernization Act signed into law
Musicians are celebrating as the Music Modernization Act, an attempt to drag copyright and royalty rules into the 21st century, is signed into law after unanimous passage through Congress. The act aim...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch G2 crowd, a business software marketplace, raises another $55M at just under a $500M valuation
G2 Crowd, a platform that lets businesses search for, compare reviews and pricing for, and then buy software and other IT services — it likes to refer to itself as the “Amazon of business ...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram tests tapping instead of scrolling through posts, first in Explore
The effortless way you fast forward through Stories could be coming to more of Instagram . A screenshot from user Suprateek Bose shows Instagram “Introducing a new way to move through posts R...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Improbable brings its massive multiplayer platform to Unity game engine
As battle royale games like Fortnite pit more players against each other, studios are starting to realize the potential of bringing a massive online audience together at one time. This ambition has al...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Why missing Saudi journalists Apple Watch is an interesting, but unlikely, lead
Police investigating the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are searching for his Apple Watch to obtain his health and location data before his disappearance. But that may prove impossible, acco...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook rolls out 3D photos that use AI to simulate depth
What if you could peek behind what’s in your photos, like you’re moving your head to see what’s inside a window? That’s the futuristic promise of Facebook 3D photos. After anno...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch With Cred partnership, PwC wants to help make stablecoins legit
Audit giant PwC is the latest mainstream firm to show new interest in digital currencies. This week it announced apartnershipwith decentralized lending platform Cred to advise on better standards for ...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch App Store generated 93% more revenue than Google Play in Q3
There’s always been a gap between how much money Apple’s App Store makes when compared with Google Play. But in the third quarter of 2018, that gap widened considerably – possibly to...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch CommonSense Robotics first automated fulfillment center is now live
Israeli startup CommonSense Robotics is launching its first automated micro-fulfillment center in Tel Aviv. Its a tiny 6,000 square feet warehouse that is packed from ground to ceiling with products. ...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch SpankChain spanked
SpankChain, a cryptocurrency aimed at decentralized sex cams, has announced that a hacker stole about $38,000 from their payment channel thanks to a broken smart contract. They wrote: At 6pm PST Satur...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Coord, a Sidewalk Labs spin-out, raises $5 million to help mobility services better integrate into cities
Coord, the mobility data startup that spun out of Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Alliance Ventures, with participation from Trucks, Urban.Us and DB Digital...
04:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Fortnite for Android no longer requires an invite
Fortnites journey to Android has been an adventure unto itself. It first launched as a Samsung exclusive, alongside the Note 9, before circumventing the Play Store to arrive on Googles Mobile operatin...
04:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Uber Freights app for truck drivers is getting an upgrade
Uber Freight, the newly spun out Uber business unit, will push out an upgraded app in the coming weeks with better, more intuitive tools to helptruck drivers connect with shipping companies. The redes...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Roblox makes first acquisition with purchase of app performance startup PacketZoom
Fresh off a $150 million round of funding, kids’ gaming platform Roblox is making its first acquisition. The company says it’s acquiring the small startupPacketZoom, bringing its team and ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Google updates its Assistant on smart displays and phones
Earlier this week at its annual hardware event, Google announced a number of new features for its Assistant coming to the new Pixel 3 phones and Google’s own Home Hub smart display. As it turns ...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook Groups can now launch up to 250-person group chats
If you miss the old AOL chat rooms, you’ll love Facebook’s plan to combine Groups and with Messenger without spamming you to death. Starting today, Facebook will gradually roll out the abi...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook Groups can now launch up to 250-person chat rooms
If you miss the old AOL chat rooms, you’ll love Facebook’s plan to combine Groups and Messenger without spamming you to death. Starting today, Facebook will gradually roll out the ability ...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Pro-privacy search engine DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches, up 50% in a year
Some nice momentum for privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo which has just announced it’s hit 30 million daily searches a year after reaching 20M — a year-on-year increase of 50%. Hitt...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart is working with Eko to create interactive content
Walmart and Eko announced a partnership this morning to create a joint venture for interactive content called W*E Interactive Ventures. The best example of the interactivity that Eko enables is probab...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch New Relic acquires Belgiums CoScale to expand its monitoring of Kubernetes containers and microservices
New Relic, a provider of analytics and monitoring around a company’s internal and external facing apps and services to help optimise their performance, is making an acquisition today as it conti...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Apple Music adds Genius lyrics
Back in 2016, Spotify partnered with Genius to bring lyrics and backstory to its pop music playlists. Today, however, the musical reference guide has drawn a bit of a line in the sand, partnering with...
03:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch BoxLock secures your booty against porch pirates
This clever – if expensive – product is called the BoxLock and it is a keyless padlock that lets your package delivery person scan and drop off your packages into a locked box. The system ...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Pockets reading app wont sound so robotic now
Last year, Mozilla made its first acquisition by snatching up Pocket, the Instapaper competitor that helps you save longer articles for later reading. Today, this popular reading app is getting a majo...
02:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch June.ai looks to take on the inbox with $1.5 million
Email continues to be a tempting target to entrepreneurs. After all, email is nearly ubiquitous, and yet almost no one loves the experience of using it. June.ai today joins a long list of startups tha...
02:12 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon says wage hike more than compensates for loss of bonuses
Last week, Amazon addressed growing backlash against unfair warehouse wages by announcing plans to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. The news was largely lauded as a positive step by critics incl...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Sinemias new service lets theaters create custom subscriptions
AsMoviePass continues to fumble, Sinemia just keeps on rolling. This morning, the movie ticket subscription service announced one of it its most compelling offerings to date. In addition to all of its...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch MindBody-owned FitMetrix exposed millions of user records thanks to servers without passwords
FitMetrix, a fitness technology and performance tracking company owned by gym booking giant Mindbody, has exposed millions of user records because it left several of its servers without a password. Th...
01:40 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart will now allow shoppers to access PayPal cash in stores
Walmart and PayPal this morning announced a partnership that will see the two collaborating on financial services and products, including new PayPal cash in and cash out services at Walmart stores, as...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Tandems new credit card targets people who have non-existent credit histories
With its regulatory woes behind it — and the acqui-hire of fintech startup Pariti — Tandem‘s product roadmap appears to be picking up pace. The challenger bank founded by Ricky Knox ...
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Zuora partners with Amazon Pay to expand subscription billing options
Zuora, the SaaS company helping organizations manage payments for subscription businesses, announced today that it had been selected as a Premier Partner in the Amazon Pay Global Partner Program. The ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch A flood of fake installers will really update Flash for you but also install cryptocurrency mining malware
If you think that Flash, the once-popular web plugin, couldnt die fast enough, even those annoying fake Flash installers riddled with malware aren’t going anywhere any time soon. In fact, theyre...
12:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Shimon the marimba-playing robot play along to jazz, reggae, and hip hop
Shimon is a marbima-playing robot with some real soul. This crazy little robot, created by Gil Weinberg at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, can listen to the other players around it and p...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch GoFundMe partners with Michelle Obama on the Global Girls Alliance Fund, to back charities helping adolescent girls
GoFundMe, the social fundraising platform that has raised over $5 billion from over 50 million donors for causes, today is taking a big step into fundraising for charities and other non-profit organiz...
12:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles
Shopify, the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los Angeles. The first brick and mortar location for the Toro...
11:49 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals
After holding a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook -Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal this summer, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union par...
11:46 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Review: The tiny $149 Echo Sub is a huge audio upgrade
Want to make your music more interesting? Add a subwoofer. Thats what Amazon did and, suddenly, the entire Echo smart speaker lineup is more interesting. If you were not impressed with the sound of an...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations
David Gorodyansky Contributor David Gorodyansky is the CEO and co-founder of AnchorFree. More posts by this contributor Warrantless surveillance law proves it’s time to take privacy into our own...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Snowflake scoops up another blizzard of cash with $450 million round
When Snowflake, the cloud data warehouse, landed a $263 million investment earlier this year, CEO Bob Muglia speculated that it would be the last money his company would need before an eventual IPO. B...
10:33 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Chargify launches a new payment management tool for subscription services
Chargify, the payment management service owned by Scaleworks, has launched a new tool for billing management. The new product is designed to remove limitations and allow payers to assign or reassign p...
08:32 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Apple has acquired Spektral, a Danish computer vision startup, for augmented reality technology
On the heels of Apple this morning inking a $600 million deal to acquire IP, talent and licenses from Dialog Semiconductor in Europe, it has also confirmed another acquisition of a smaller startup in ...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch CrunchMatch connects attendees at Disrupt Berlin 2018
On 29-30 November, thousands of early-stage startups across Europe and beyond will attendDisrupt Berlin 2018 and spend two program-packed days exhibiting and exploring the very latest in tech innovati...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Google for G Suite lives on and gets new features
You thought Google+ was dead, didn’t you? And it is — if you’re a consumer. But the business version of Google’s social network will live on for the foreseeable future — ...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Apigee officially launches its API monitoring service
It’s been about two years since Google acquired API management service Apigee. Today, the company is announcing new extensions that make it easier to integrate the service with a number of Googl...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Google introduces dual-region storage buckets to simplify data redundancy
Google is playing catch-up in the cloud, and as such it wants to provide flexibility to differentiate itself from AWS and Microsoft. Today, the company announced a couple of new options to help separa...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Google expands its identity management portfolio for businesses and developers
Over the course of the last year, Google has launched a number of services that bring to other companies the same BeyondCorp model for managing access to a company’s apps and data without a VPN ...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Google Cloud expands its networking feature with Cloud NAT
It’s a busy week for news from Google Cloud, which is hosting its Next event in London. Today, the company used the event to launch a number of new networking features. The marqueelaunch today i...
05:42 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Apple is paying $300M in cash to buy a part of Dialog Semiconductor and expand its chipmaking in Europe
Apple has quietly been putting considerable effort into building faster and more efficient chips that can help differentiate its hardware from the rest of the consumer electronics pack, and today it&#...
05:42 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Apple is paying $300M in cash to acquire assets from Dialog Semiconductor to expand chipmaking in Europe
Apple has quietly been putting considerable effort into building faster and more efficient chips that can help differentiate its hardware from the rest of the consumer electronics pack, and today it&#...
05:42 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Apple inks $600M deal to license IP, acquire assets and talent from Dialog to expand chipmaking in Europe
Apple has quietly been putting considerable effort into building faster and more efficient chips that can help differentiate its hardware from the rest of the consumer electronics pack, and today it&#...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch ServiceNow to acquire FriendlyData for its natural language search technology
Enterprise cloud service management company ServiceNow announced today that it will acquire FriendlyData and integrate the startups natural language search technology into apps on its Now platform. Fo...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Razer soups up its gaming smartphone
Razer is quick to refute any suggestions that its second phone is little more than an iterative update. Sure, the thing looks remarkably identical to its predecessor from the front, but the innards ar...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musk hits back: James Murdoch is not the lead candidate for Tesla chairman spot
It’s 4:20 p.m., which means Tesla CEO Elon Musk might be tweeting. This time, the billionaire entrepreneur’s tweet debunked a Financial Times article from Wednesday that reported Twenty-Fi...
12:07 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2018
Techcrunch Gogoprint raises $7.7M to expand its online printing business in Asia Pacific
Gogoprint, a startup that is aiming to disrupt the traditional printing industry in Southeast Asia, has pulled in a $7.7 million investment as it prepares to expand its business in Asia Pacific. We fi...
11:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Self-driving car startup Aurora becomes Pennsylvanias first authorized tester
Aurora, the buzzy self-driving car startup, has become the first company officially authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to test its vehicles on public roads. Aurora has been te...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Teeth-straightening startup SmileDirectClub is now worth $3.2 billion
SmileDirectClub, the at-home teeth-straightening startup, has just raised $380 million at a $3.2 billion valuation, the company announced today. Investors from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice led the rou...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Tech stocks (and the stock market) are tanking thanks to rising interest rates
Tech stocks tanked today amid a broader stock market slide as nervous investors worried that the ten year bull run in public stocks may be coming to an end. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3 percent while N...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Apple reportedly plans to give away its TV content, because that worked well with U2
Apple has answered two questions in one day, or rather a CNBC report citing someone within the company has. Why are the shows it's planning so allegedly boring? And what does it plan to do to get a fo...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Magic Leap expands shipments of its AR headset to 48 US states
If you are dying to get your hands on some crazy Magic Leap hardware, you have some much better options as of today. At the company’s first developer conference, Magic Leap announced they are op...
08:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Origin launches protocol for building cheaper decentralized Ubers & Airbnbs
The sharing economy ends up sharing a ton of labor’s earnings with middlemen like Uber and Airbnb . $38 million-funded Origin wants the next great two-sided marketplace to be decentralized on th...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Sarah Friar, long the CFO of Square, is leaving to join the social network Nextdoor as its CEO
Square’s CFO Sarah Friar is stepping down to become the CEO of Nextdoor, according to the payment company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey. In a statement issued a bit ago, he says of Friar that she ...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft adds 60,000 patents to the Open Invention Network
Microsoft announced today that its joined open-source patent group, the Open Invention Network in an effort to help shield Linux and other open-source software from patent-related suits. As part of th...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018
On October 18 just one week away some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in reality creation will gather at UCLAs Royce Hall in Los Angeles to attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018. Whether youre an...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch AT&T will launch another streaming service in 2019, with HBO and other WarnerMedia content
AT&T will launch a new direct-to-consumer streaming service next year, the company announced today. Yes, another one. AT&T currently already operates cord cutter-friendly streaming services Di...
07:47 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman announce the name of their stealthy mobile video startup
Called Quibi, short for quick bites, the company is creating content with notable filmmakers Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro and Antoine Fuqua....
06:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Shasta Ventures is doubling down on security startups with 3 new hires
Shasta has hired former Symantec GM Balaji Yelamanchili, former Salesforce CISO Izak Mutlu and longtime enterprise software exec Drew Harman to focus on security....
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Targets newest incubator is looking for save the world kind of stuff
Target is no stranger to running startup accelerators. The company today operates itsTarget + Techstars program, the beauty-focused Target Takeoff, and the India-based Target Accelerator Program. Now ...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendos souped-up NES Zelda loads you with gear for an easier adventure
Nintendo has set a strange new precedent with the release of Legend of Zelda SP on the Switch: it's essentially the original NES game but Link starts loaded up with good gear and cash. In a way it's n...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Skello raises $6.9 million for its staff management service
French startup Skello just raised a $6.9 million funding round (6 million) from Agla Ventures, XAnge, Jean-Baptiste Rudelle and existing investors Thomas Landais, Guillaume le Dieu de Ville and Gilles...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Waymos self-driving cars hit 10 million miles
Alphabet’s self-driving car company Waymo has spent years testing its autonomous vehicles on public roads. What started as a trickle of miles driven each day has exploded in the past few years. ...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Kahoot, the educational gaming startup, has raised another $15M, now at a $300M valuation
School’s back in session and a startup that’s building games to help students learn has moved to the top of the class. Kahoot — the educational gaming startup out of Norway that has ...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Will MBSs money ever become radioactive?
Connie Loizos Contributor More posts by this contributor Divvy, an interesting new fractional home ownership startup, just raised a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz Forerunner Ventures just c...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Has Saudi money become radioactive now?
Connie Loizos Contributor More posts by this contributor Divvy, an interesting new fractional home ownership startup, just raised a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz Forerunner Ventures just c...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Is Saudi money becoming radioactive?
Connie Loizos Contributor More posts by this contributor Sarah Friar, long the CFO of Square, is leaving to join the social network Nextdoor as its CEO Divvy, an interesting new fractional home owners...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America 2018
Were excited to head to So Paulo, Brazil on November 8 for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America. Yes, were bringing our premier startup pitch competition to Latin America and launching 15 of t...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch LinkedIn rebuilds its Recruiter platform, launches tracking system and gender filter in diversity push
We’ve been chronicling how LinkedIn, now owned by Microsoft, has built out tools and services it provides on its platform to capitalise on the fact that it now has nearly 600 million registered ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch LinkedIn rebuilds its Recruiter platform, launches tracking system and gender insights in diversity push
We’ve been chronicling how LinkedIn, now owned by Microsoft, has built out tools and services it provides on its platform to capitalise on the fact that it now has nearly 600 million registered ...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Apple needs a feature like Googles Call Screen
Google just one-upped Apple in a significant way by addressing a problem that’s plaguing U.S. cellphone owners: spam calls. The company’s new Pixel 3 flagship Android smartphone is first t...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch The Luna wireless portable iPad display adapter is now available for $80
For a few, Luna Display feels like a game changer. I certainly got that feeling testing the tiny red dongle this week. The devices promise is similar to Duet, but accomplishes the task wirelessly and ...
03:16 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch The Hack Fund will use crypto to give startups early liquidity
Now that “utility” tokens have become a popular and international way to fund major blockchain projects, a pair of investors are creating a new way to turn tokens into true equities. The i...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Shujinko brings in $2.8M for its cloud security compliance platform
Shujinko is emerging from stealth today with $2.8 million in seed funding from Unusual Ventures, Defy, Vulcan Capital, PSL Ventures and Vas Ventures....
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Waze has expanded its carpooling app to every U.S. state
Waze Carpool, the app designed to connect drivers and commuters, is now available throughout the U.S. with a special focus on connecting Amazon employees. As part of the nationwide rollout announced W...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Waze has expanded its carpooling app to every US state
Waze Carpool, the app designed to connect drivers and commuters, is now available throughout the U.S. with a special focus on connecting Amazon employees. As part of the nationwide rollout announced W...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Alexa can now reserve conference rooms
Amazon is debuting a new feature that will allow businesses to use Alexa for booking conference rooms. The addition is part of the Alexa for Business platform, and works with linked calendars from eit...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Dysons got a $500 air-powered curling iron
Moving air thats the through line across most of Dysons products. The vacuums, fans, hand dryers, hair driers at their heart, they all the do the same thing. Same goes for the new Dyson Airwrap, whi...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch French designers build a 3D-printed metal watch
French watchmaker Unitam and 3D printing company Stainless teamed up to build a unique 3D printed watch, essentially the first of its kind. The team created the watch case using laser sintering to mel...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Product Hunt Radio: Tinder babies and the power of connecting people online and offline
In this episode of Product Hunt Radio, I'm in Los Angeles talking to Brian Norgard and Jeff Morris Jr., both of whom may be indirectly responsible for a generation of Tinder babies....
01:16 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Warby Parker taps NY celebs for Pupils Project limited edition collection
Warby Parker is introducing a new collaboration as part of the Pupils Project. In participation with a number of famous New Yorkers, including Rosario Dawson, Lena Dunham, Nikolai Fraiture, Iman, Fran...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Shared inbox startup Front launches a complete redesign
Front is launching a major revamp today. And it starts with a brand new design. Front is now powered by React for the web and desktop app, which should make it easier to add new features down the road...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Zenefits Parker Conrad returns with Rippling to kill HR & IT busywork
Parker Conrad likes to save time, even though it’s gotten him in trouble. The former CEO of Zenefits was pushed out of the $4.5 billion human resources startup because he built a hack that let h...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Robinhood cuts trading fees, grows profits with in-house clearing
As zero-commission stock trading app Robinhood starts preparing to IPO, an engineering investment two years in the making could accelerate its quest for profitability.Most stock broker services have t...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Egnyte hauls in $75M investment led by Goldman Sachs
Egnyte launched in 2007 just two years after Box, but unlike its enterprise counterpart, which went all-cloud and raised hundreds of millions of dollars, Egnyte saw a different path with a slow and st...
12:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Googles smart home sell looks cluttered and incoherent
If any aliens or technology ingenues were trying to understand what on earth a ‘smart home’ is yesterday, via Google’s latest own-brand hardware launch event, they’d have come ...
11:25 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Founders Factory expands its corporate-backed accelerator to Africa
Founders Factory out of London is a startup accelerator and incubator which has taken the older US-inspired startup acceleration model and put a European slant on it by going in deep with corporates, ...
10:05 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Accion Systems takes on $3M in Boeing-led round to advance its tiny satellite thrusters
Accion Systems, the startup aiming to reinvent satellite propulsion with an innovative and tiny new thruster, has attracted significant investment from Boeing's HorizonX Ventures. The $3 million round...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Nvidia launches Rapids to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics
Nvidia, together with partners like IBM, HPE, Oracle, Databricks and others, is launching a new open-source platform for data science and machine learning today. Rapids, as the company is calling it, ...
09:59 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Snapchat becomes the mobile HBO with 12 daily scripted Original shows
Snapchat needs reasons for teens to come back every day as it struggles to grow amidst competition from Instagram, so it’s capitalizing on its Los Angeles roots. Today Snapchat unveiled its fall...
09:47 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Indonesian co-working startup GoWork lands $10 million
Co-working today is a global game that’s played by many more than just WeWork, despite the company’s valuation surging to $20 billion. But, as WeWork increasingly globalizes its focus, the...
08:58 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Google files appeal against Europes $5BN antitrust fine for Android
Google has lodged its legal appeal against the European Commission’s 4.34 billion (~$5BN) antitrust ruling against its Android mobile OS, according toReuters— the first step in a process t...
07:17 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Lets talk about space at Disrupt Berlin with Mike Collett
You thought TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin was all about SaaS, fintech, social, blockchain and all the traditional tech topics? Of course not! Im excited to announce that Mike Collett from Promus Ventures ...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Cloud Foundry expands its support for Kubernetes
Not too long ago, the Cloud Foundry Foundation was all about Cloud Foundry, the open source platform as a service (PaaS) project that’snow in use by most of the Fortune 500 enterprises. This pro...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study suggests
An analysisof the impact of Europe’s new data protection framework, GDPR, on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has reduced the numbers of ad trackers that websites are hooking into EU ...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch Magic Leap is real and its a janky marvel
After years of speculation, some mockery, and more than a little befuddlement, the Magic Leap augmented headset is arriving in the hands of developers and users — and its first product is a some...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2018
Techcrunch SoftBank is considering taking a majority stake in WeWork
SoftBank is reportedly considering an investment of up to $20 billion in WeWork using capital from its Vision Fund....
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Divvy, an interesting new fractional home ownership startup, just raised a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz
Tech startups have found all kinds of ways to lend money to those hampered by either too little or not very good credit. The approach of a nearly two-year-old, 15-person San Francisco-based startup ca...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google Pixels product directors on single cameras and notches
Google hardware launches are never spec-fests. The search giant would rather just sit on the sideline while companies like Apple and Samsung battle it out on that front. In fact, numbers like screen r...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Jennifer Garners baby food company Once Upon a Farm raises $20M Series B
Once Upon a Farm's business has grown 10x since actress Jennifer Garner signed on as chief brand officer last year....
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Brazils healthtech sector is new hot spot
Like recent Brazilian investment booms focused on fintech innovation and new on-demand business models, theres been a recent explosion in healthtech startups in Brazil....
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Indie farm-em-up Stardew Valley is coming to iOS and Android
Stardew Valley, the hit indie farming game made by one guy in his spare time, is coming to mobile. I've dropped dozens of hours into this charming little spiritual successor to Harvest Moon, and now I...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3: Should you upgrade?
If you’re considering making the jump to Google’s newly announced Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re a Pixel 2 owner eyeing greener pastures or a...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch One of Teslas biggest investors took an 11.4% stake in rival Nio
Baillie Gifford & Co., the second-biggest shareholder of Tesla stock, has taken an interest in a Nio, the Chinese electric vehicle automaker that recently became a publicly traded company. Baillie...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Hands-on with Googles Pixel Slate
Google unveiled a new lineup of devices today, including the Pixel Slate, a tablet that the company described as the next evolution of Chrome OS but could also be seen as the company’s answer t...
08:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Dropbox finally adds automatic OCR for all your PDFs and photos
Enterprise Dropbox users have a useful new feature that some would say is long overdue for the cloud storage company: optical character recognition that automatically transcribes all their images and ...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Turn your Google Home Mini into Google Home Mickey
Behold the Google Home Mickey. Its an official collaboration with Google and Disney that OtterBox is selling for $20. The base props up Googles best-selling smart speaker and gives it iconic mouse ear...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch The Salto-1P now does amazing targeted jumps
When we last met with Salto the jumping robot it was bopping around like a crazed grasshopper. Now researchers have added targeting systems to the little creature, allowing it to maintain a constant h...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Googles latest hardware innovation: Price
With its latest consumer hardware products, Googles prices are undercutting Apple, Samsung, and Amazon. The search giant just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, tablet, and smart home device and...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Pixel 3 vs Apples iPhone XS: How do they stack up?
So you need a new phone do ya? Well, as is the case each year, there are some hot new pieces of metal and glass out there from Apple and Google, and to make sense of how they stack up against each oth...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook Workplace adds algorithmic feed, Safety Check and enhanced chat
Workplace, the version of Facebook tailored to enterprises that has over 30,000 organizations as paying customers, is ramping up the service today with a rush of new features to help it competes with ...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Workplace by Facebook launches Safety Check for business users
Workplace, Facebook’s communications platform for enterprises, is launching its own version of Safety Check today. Safety Check itself is obviously not a new feature. Indeed, Facebook has now ac...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google Home Hub up close and hands on
While the rumors and leaks didn’t leave much to the imagination ahead of today’s event, I will admit to being a bit surprised by the shape Google’s Home Hub actually took. The render...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Venture capital investment in US companies to hit $100B in 2018
So many new unicorns valued at $1 billion-plus, countless$100 million venture financings, an explosion of giant funds— it’s no surprise 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for venture c...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Final Draft screenwriting software goes to 11
Of all the fascinating apps to be found out in the wild I’m especially enamored of Final Draft. It’s an app dedicated to writing and developing screenplays and it has stood the test of tim...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Government watchdog says U.S. weapons systems are vulnerable to hacks, but the Pentagon is slow to act
A government watchdog has said the Department of Defense has not done enough to protect critical weapons systems from cyberattacks. The new report out of the Government Accountability Office on Tuesda...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Government watchdog says US weapons systems are vulnerable to hacks, but the Pentagon is slow to act
A government watchdog has said the Department of Defense has not done enough to protect critical weapons systems from cyberattacks. The new report out of the Government Accountability Office on Tuesda...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch The Pixel 3s best new features
Google unveiled a number of new products Tuesday at its big hardware event, including the Google Home Hub and Google Pixel Slate. But the Pixel 3, the company’s new smartphone was the real star....
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Comparing Google Home Hub vs Amazon Echo Show 2 vs Facebook Portal
The war for the countertop has begun. Google, Amazon, and Facebook all revealed their new smart displays this month. Each hopes to become the center of your internet of things-equipped home and a wind...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Making A Murderer returns on October 18
Making A Murderer is coming back to Netflix on October 18. In 2015, Netflix released the 10-episode docuseries Making A Murderer, created by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. The picture looked at the ...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Making A Murderer returns on October 19
Making A Murderer is coming back to Netflix on October 19. In 2015, Netflix released the 10-episode docuseries Making A Murderer, created by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. The picture looked at the ...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Emmanuel Macron meets with the French tech community
French President Emmanuel Macron came to Frances ginormous startup campus Station F to talk to the French tech community. The event is organized by La French Tech, the government initiative to promote...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google ups the Pixel 3s camera game with Top Shot, group selfies and more
With the Pixel 2, Google introduced one of the best smartphone cameras ever made. It’s fitting then that the Pixel 3 builds on an already pretty perfect camera, adding some bells and whistles su...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google partners with tech retailer b8ta to let people demo smart home products
Try before you buy is the new name of the game. With items costing upwards of $100, people want to know what they’re getting themselves into before they commit to a costly gizmo — at least...
04:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Lyft taps Obamas transportation secretary to lead policy and advise founders
Lyft has hired Anthony Foxx, who served as President Barack Obama’s transportation secretary from 2013 to 2017, to lead its policy efforts, Bloomberg’s Eric Newcomer first reported. Foxx, ...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Chromecast gets a refresh with support for faster Wi-Fi
Google’s next-generation Chromecast device launched today – something that came as no surprise, given that Best Buy accidentally sold one to an in-store customer last month. The new stream...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL up close and hands-on
“So you think you know,” Google teased via Twitter in the lead up today’s event. “Tune in tomorrow to see for yourself.” Turns out we were right. We basically knew everyt...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Spinnaker is the next big open source project to watch
Spinnaker is an open source continuous delivery (CD) platform from Netflix and Google, though it now also has the backing of other major software companies. Spinnaker 1.0 launched last July, so itR...
04:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Here are all the details on the new Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, Pixel Stand, and Home Hub
At a special event in New York City, Google announced some of its latest, flagship hardware devices. During the hour-long press conference Google executives and product managers took the wraps off the...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google Lens comes to the Pixel 3 camera, can identify products
Google Lens, the technology that combines the smartphone camera’s ability to see the world around you with A.I. technology, is coming to the Pixel 3 camera, Google announced this morning. That m...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google Duplex is coming to Pixel phones next month
Google today announced that it’ll start rolling out Duplex, its controversial Google Assistant feature that can make phone calls on your behalf, to Pixel phones next month. The rollout will be c...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google unveils the Pixel 3 XL, with a 6.3-inch screen and an $899 price tag
As part of this morning’s official unveiling of the Pixel 3, Google also announced its larger sibling, the Pixel 3 XL. The news wasn’t a surprise, given the photos that leaked months ago (...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Pokmon GO will get Gen IV Pokmon soon
It’s been about 10 months since the last big batch of Pokmon (Gen III, as it’s known) started rolling out in Pokmon GO. At this point, if you’re still playing GO, you’ve probab...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch A new twist in Bloombergs spy chip report implicates U.S. telecom
There’s a new wrinkle in the Bloomberg’songoing but controversial series on alleged hardware hacks affecting U.S. tech giants despite heavy skepticism after the named companies rebuffed t...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch GEs new light bulbs work with Google Assistant without a hub
Whats that you say, friend? Havent had enough Google news for the day? Have no fear. Heres a little extra from the folks at General Electric. The company announced this afternoon that its C by GE bulb...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Home Hub has a screen but no camera so that it is comfortable in private spaces
Is Google finally taking consumers’ privacy concerns to heart? Today, the search and Android giant took the wraps off its $149 Home Hub, a new screen-based smart home device that lets you intera...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Instagrams app-based 2FA is live now, heres how to turn it on
If you’d like to be sure you’re the only one posting elaborately staged yet casual selfies to your Instagram feed, there’s now a powerful new option to help you keep your account saf...
03:22 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Googles Pixel phones will soon get mobile Smart Compose in Gmail
Google today announced that its Pixel phones will soon get support for Smart Compose in Gmail. Smart Compose automatically finishes your sentences for you as you type, based on what Google knows about...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch The Pixel Slate is Googles premium Chrome OS tablet
This is the Pixel Slate. Announced today among a flurry of hardware at the Made By Google event in New York, the product joins the Pixel Book as Google’s flagship Chrome OS products. The device ...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Messenger Lite launches on iOS, but only in Turkey
A few days ago, Facebook quietly introduced a “Lite” version of its Facebook app for iOS devices, but only in a single market, Turkey. The app had been previously available only on Android...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Heres Googles Echo Show competitor, the $149 Home Hub
This is Google’s Echo Show competitor, the Home Hub. We knew it was coming, via an avalanche of leaks and now, moments before the event has officially kicked off, here it is in all of its glory ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Here is the Google Pixel 3
There are no surprises in the world of consumer electronics. Weve already seen the Pixel 3 from every conceivable angle, both in video and still. And now, mere minutes before todays event is set to ki...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch The Wing, a co-working space for women, opens its doors in San Francisco
The Wing's newest co-working space is equipped with a lactation room, a library, a cafe and a conference room named for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford....
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Heres Googles Pixel Stand
Google is launching its Pixel Stand today, a new wireless charging accessory for your Pixel phone that lets you dock your phone and — as you’ve probably guessed — sit your phone upri...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Chinas fast-rising Bullet Messenger hit with copyright complaint
Bullet Messenger, a fast-rising Chinese messaging upstart that’s gunning to take on local behemoth,WeChat, has been pulled from the iOS App Store owing to what its owners couch as a copyright co...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Google unveil the Pixel 3 and more here!
Each October, Google throws one big “Made by Google” event to show off all of the new gadgets it’s been working on for months. Today is that day. The event will start at 8 AM Pacific...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft shows off government cloud services with JEDI due date imminent
Just a day after Google decided to drop out of the Pentagon’s massive $10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud contract bidding, Microsoft announced increased support services for government clients. In ...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost
Shipwell,a startup pitching a marketplace for domestic ground shipping and fleet and cargo management services for freight trucking companies, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding. A boomi...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Princeton Identity debuts a new walkthrough biometric scanner in a shipping container
Soon, you might be walking across the border through a shipping container. Yes, you read that right. You’re off the flight, seven hours later, exhausted and hungry, and cranky from being hurtled...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Review: The Marshall Worburn II packs modern sound, retro look
Marshall speakers stand out. Thats why I dig them. From the companys headphones to its speakers, the audio is warm and full just like the classic design suggests. The company today is announcing revis...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Review: The Marshall Woburn II packs modern sound, retro look
Marshall speakers stand out. Thats why I dig them. From the companys headphones to its speakers, the audio is warm and full just like the classic design suggests. The company today is announcing revis...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Shopify rolls out fraud protection to U.S. merchants
Large e-commerce businesses have systems in place to fight online fraud, but smaller sellers with their own storefronts don’t always have the same advantages. Today, e-commerce platform Shopify ...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google Photos adds Live Albums an automated way of sharing people, pet photos with anyone
Just ahead of today’s Google’s hardware event, the company has quietly rolled out an update to its Google Photos application which introduces a new, automated way of organizing and sharing...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google Photos adds automated sharing through Live Albums, which can stream to Home Hub
Just ahead of today’s Google’s hardware event, the company has quietly rolled out an update to its Google Photos application which introduces a new, automated way of organizing and sharing...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Netlify just got $30 million to change the way developers build websites
Netlify wants to revolutionize the way developers build websites, abstracting away the web server and breaking web sites into microservices, making the process more like building a mobile application ...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Tim Berners-Lee is on a mission to decentralize the web
The father of the World Wide Web has a new venture-funded business called inrupt -- emerging from stealth today....
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Pitch, from the founders of Wunderlist, raises $19M to take on Powerpoint in presentations
Microsoft’s Powerpoint today hasover 1 billion installs, 500 million users, and some 95 percent market share, making itthe most ubiquitous presentation software in the world. But that doesn̵...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram now uses machine learning to detect bullying within photos
Instagram and its users do benefit from the app’s ownership by Facebook, which invests tons in new artificial intelligence technologies. Now that AI could help keep Instagram more tolerable for ...
11:59 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch SoundCloud finally lets more musicians monetize four years later
SoundCloud moves painfully slow for a tech company, and no one feels that pain more than musicians who are popular on the site but don’t get paid. 10 years since SoundCloud first launched, and f...
11:42 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Upskill launches support for Microsoft HoloLens
Upskill has been working on a platform to support augmented and mixed reality for almost as long as most people have been aware of the concept. It began developing an agnostic AR/MR platform way back ...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch The Guild launches tech-driven hotel experience
Falling somewhere between a boutique hotel experience and an Airbnb, The Guild is launching today with $9 million in funding led by Maveron with participation from Convivialite Ventures and Corigin Ve...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Matt Lerner reduces role at 500 Startups to launch growth coaching company Heretix
Matt Lerner, who has for the last few years effectively been 500 Startups’ main person in London, is reducing his role at the Silicon Valley-based VC fund and accelerator to pursue a new busines...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch After its acquisition, Magento starts integrating Adobes personalization and analytics tools
It’s been less than six months since Adobe acquired commerce platform Magento for $1.68 billion and today, at Magento’s annual conference, the company announced the first set of integratio...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Devialet unveils an ambitious new speaker
French speaker maker Devialet is arguably manufacturing some of the best sounding all-in-one speakers on the market, but theyve always been too expensive for the average customer. With the Phantom Rea...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Mapify, the Berlin-based social travel network, locates $1M seed round
Mapify, the Berlin startup that offers what it describes as a “social travel network,” has raised $1 million in seed funding from a mixture of U.S. and Europe-based funds and angel investo...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Why early-stage founders are heading to Disrupt Berlin 2018
Attention all early-stage startup founders were looking at you, because Disrupt Berlin 2018(29-30 November) is right around the corner. Even if youve been part of the startup scene for only a short t...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Brand management platform Frontify raises $8.3M led by Blossom Capital
Frontify, the Swiss startup that’s built a “brand management platform,” has raised a chunky $8.3 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Blossom Capital, the new London-bas...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Watch Google unveil the Pixel 3 and more here!
Each October, Google throws one big “Made by Google” event to show off all of the new gadgets it’s been working on for months. Today is that day. The event will start at 9 AM Pacific...
04:25 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Google will not bid for the Pentagons $10B cloud computing contract, citing its AI Principles
Google has dropped out of the running for JEDI, the massive Defense Department cloud computing contract potentially worth $10 billion. In a statement to Bloomberg, Google said that it decided not to p...
01:28 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft invests in Grab to bring AI and big data to on-demand services
Microsoft has made a strategic investment in ride-hailing and on-demand services company Grab as part of a deal that includes collaborating on big data and AI projects. Under the agreement, Singapore-...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Looking back at Google
Google+ is shutting down at last. Google announced today it’s sunsetting its consumer-facing social network due to lack of user and developer adoption, low usage and engagement. Oh, and a data l...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Binance will disclose listing fees and donate them to its own charity
The biggest cryptocurrency exchange wants to make its coin listing process a bit less sketchy. In a Medium post on Monday, the company said that moving forward it would disclose fees that arise in the...
08:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Nubank is now worth $4 billion after Tencents $180 million investment
Nubank, the Brazilian financial services company, has raised $180 million from the Chinese internet giant, Tencent. Tencent has long been interested in financial services startups, and with its $90 mi...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook, are you kidding?
Facebook is making a video camera. The company wants you to take it home, gaze into its single roving-yet-unblinking eye and speak private thoughts to your loved ones into its many-eared panel. The th...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch The Casio Rangeman GPR-B1000 is a big watch for big adventures
The Casio Rangeman GPR-B1000 is comically large. That’s the first thing you notice about it. Based on the G-Shock design, this massive watch is 20.2mm thick and about 60mm in diameter, a true di...
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Heres how Google is revamping Gmail and Android security
Eager to change the conversation from their years-long exposure of user data via Google+ to the bright, shining future the company is providing, Google has announced some changes to the way permission...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Machinify raises $10 million to help businesses use AI to monetize data
Data is valuable — if you know how to access it and reap the insights from it. That’s where Machinifycomes in. The artificial intelligence company just raised a $10 million Series A round ...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Google to shut down after coverup of data breach
Google is about to have its Cambridge Analytica moment. A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, bu...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Google to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug
Google is about to have its Cambridge Analytica moment. A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, bu...
04:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch In letter to Congress, Apple sends strongest denial over spy chip story
Apple has doubled down on its repudiation of Bloomberg’s report last week that claimed its systems had been compromised by Chinese spies. The blockbuster storycited more than a dozen sources cla...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Humbition is a new fund led by the Indiegogos Slava Rubin
Zocdoc founder Cyrus Massoumi and Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin have created a new $30 million fund called Humbition aimed at early stage, founder-led companies in New York. “The fund is focused...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Fortnite maker buys anti-cheat software company
Epics gotta do something with the money its printing through Fortnite purchases. Acquisitions appear to be at the top of that list, starting with Kamu, the Finnish startup behind Easy Anti-Cheat. Epic...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Google Slides gets real-time automated captions
Google is adding an interesting new feature to its Slides presentation tool today that allows you to enable real-time automated captions to your live presentations. That’s a great feature for th...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft announces an Xbox game streaming service
A week after Google launched a game streaming service Project Stream“ in beta, Microsofts touting its own take on the category. Project xCloud is, naturally, an Xbox game streaming service, desi...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch UK Uber drivers to stage 24 hour strike over pay and conditions
A UK union that represents the interests of Uber drivers has called a 24 hour strike for tomorrow. Ride-hailing giant Uber may not be comfortable thinking of the people who do the driving on its platf...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart partners with MGM on original programming for Vudu
Walmart is teaming up with MGM and others on original content for a free, ad-supported streaming service operated by Vudu . According to reports from Variety, Reuters, andCNBC, Walmart-owned Vudu will...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch LinkedIn acquires employee engagement platform Glint
LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users and now under the wing of Microsoft, has announced an acquisition as it continues to work on expanding the ways that ...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch With Chrome 70, hundreds of popular websites are about to break
A lot of secure sites are set to grind to a halt with security error messages in the next version of Google Chrome, after the browser will drop trust for a major HTTPS certificate provider following a...
02:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch YouTuber creates concept video showing Fortnite in first-person mode
Fortnite Battle Royale was undoubtedly the big game of 2017, and 2018 is shaping up to be very similar. And with such popularity inevitably comes a swath of critics. Take, for example, YouTuber Max Bo...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Garmin-owned navigation unit exposed thousands of boat owners data
Navionics, an electronic navigational chart maker owned by tech giant Garmin, has secured an exposed database that contained hundreds of thousands of customer records. The MondoDB database wasn’...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook tries its hand at hardware with Portal
Portal is not Facebooks Echo Show. Call it a case of convergent evolution, wherein two companies arrived at similar looking products after approaching hardware from different angles. The problem Faceb...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook launches Portal auto-zooming video chat screens for $199/$349
Facebook’s first hardware product combines Alexa (and eventually Google Assistant) with a countertop video chat screen that zooms to always keep you in frame. Yet the fancy gadget’s succes...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch With a new CEO and CTO in place, proptech startup Goodlord raises further 7M
London proptech startup Goodlord, which offers cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords and tenants manage the rental process, has raised 7 million in Series B funding. The round is led b...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Forerunner Ventures just closed a $360 million fund, tripling the size of its last effort
Last year, retail e-commerce sales worldwide reached $2.3 trillion, a 24.8 percent increase over the previous year, according to eMarketer. A growing percentage of that spend was being captured by sta...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Echo Show 2 review
With the original Echo Show, Amazon added a new dimension to the smart speaker. To critics, the device was little more than a station tablet. For Amazon, however, the product unlocked a new vertical i...
11:56 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch UK High Court blocks compensation suit against Googles Safari workaround
An attempt to bring a class-action style litigation in the UK to claim up to 3BN in compensation from Google for ignoring iPhone user privacy settings has been blocked after the High Court judge ruled...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch RankScience closes $1.8M seed and now only wants to replace human SEO staff if you dont have any
A couple of years ago YC-backed RankScience, which offers AI-enhanced SEO split-testing, put a few SEO experts’ noses out of joint when the fledgling startup brashly talked about replacing human...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch WeWork taps Lemonade to offer insurance to WeLive members
WeWork has partnered with Lemonade to provide renters insurance to WeLive members. WeLive is the residential offering from WeWork, offering members a fully-furnished apartment, complete with amenities...
09:16 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch This is not fine
A UN report compiled by a coalition of international climate experts has warned that “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are required if global warmin...
08:10 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Payments startup Klarna raises $20M from H&M, its second backer from the fashion world
Klarna, the payments startup out of Sweden that helps online shoppers arrange for financing at the point of sale, has picked up another strategic investor: fashion retailer H&M is taking a $20 mil...
08:10 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Klarna raises $20M from H&M, will build financing and payment services for the fashion retailer
As more traditional brick-and-mortar retailers look to capitalise on the growth of e-commerce and mobile to compete against the likes of Amazon, fintech startups are reaping the rewards. In the latest...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Grab your Investor pass to Disrupt Berlin 2018 today
Calling all early-stage fund investors across Europe and beyond. If youre looking to invest in the most promising up-and-coming early-stage startups and of course you are, because thats what you do ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Mosaic Ventures, the London-based Series A investor, has closed a second fund at $150M
Well, that was quick: A little over two months since we reported that Mosaic Ventures was in the middle of raising a second fund, TechCrunch can reveal that fund two has in fact now closed, as the Lon...
07:15 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Taxify and Via drive to Disrupt Berlin
After years of impressive growth, Uber has been showing signs of weakness and had to give up on some markets. Maybe Uber isnt going to be the market leader in every country. Thats why Im excited to an...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Atomico leads $31M Series B in Varjo, the Finnish startup developing human-eye resolution VR and XR
Varjo Technologies, the Finnish startup that made a splash earlier this year with news it had developed a virtual reality headset capable of “human-eye resolution,” has raised $31 million ...
04:40 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Saudi Arabias sovereign fund will also invest $45B in SoftBanks second Vision Fund
The sovereign fund of Saudi Arabia plans to invest $45 billion into the second SoftBank Vision Fund, two years after putting the same amount into the original $100 billion Vision Fund, Saudi Arabia Cr...
04:08 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Faraday Future investor Evergrande Health now says the troubled startup is trying to back out of deal
Evergrande Health, the investor that bailed out besieged electric vehicle startup Faraday Future in a deal worth $2 billion this summer, is now accusing it ofattempting to break an agreement it made w...
01:10 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2018
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX attempt its first West Coast ground landing
In a little over an hour, SpaceX will be attempting the launch of a used Falcon 9 rocket and subsequently looking to pull off an upright landing on the California coast. This time will interestingly b...
07:03 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2018
Techcrunch ePrivacy: An overview of Europes other big privacy rule change
Gather round. The EU has a plan for a big update to privacy laws that could have a major impact on current Internet business models. Um, I thought Europe just got some new privacy rules? They did. You...
05:05 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musk deserves tougher love from the SEC
Four Elon Musk tweets. One Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit. Two settlement offers. Then some more Musk tweets taunting the SEC. While Tesla continues to prove its doubters wrong as an autom...
03:56 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook poaches leaders of Refdash interview prep to work on Jobs
Facebook just snatched some talent to fuel its invasion of LinkedIn’s turf. A source tells TechCrunch that members of coding interview practice startup Refdash including at least some of its exe...
03:30 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2018
Techcrunch The accessibility of the iPhone XS Max
As the old adage goes, bigger is better. But is the iPhone XS Max the most accessible iPhone Apples built yet? ...
02:08 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2018
Techcrunch U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg spy chip report
Homeland Security has said it has “no reason to doubt” statements by Apple, Amazon and Supermicro denying allegations made in a Bloomberg report published earlier this week. It’s the...
01:30 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2018
Techcrunch The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens
If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transform...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2018
Techcrunch Im very sorry, but youre going to have to learn to love the blockchain
I apologize. I get it. You hear “blockchain” and you immediately think “shady get-rich-quick schemes” or “bubble of magical fake Internet money” or “libertari...
09:57 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2018
Techcrunch Marshalls Kilburn II is a ruggedly handsome bluetooth speaker
Marshall hasnt been been shy about capitalizing on its legacy. The legendary English amplifier company has plastered its name on cans of beer and a line of refrigerators. Its not the most crass brandi...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2018
Techcrunch This is the Google Pixel Slate
Maybe there will be some surprises at next weeks Google event. At this rate, however, were not entirely optimistic at the prospect. Just as the Pixel 3 got the full hands-on treatment in Hong Kong, a ...
05:48 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2018
Techcrunch Banksy piece immediately shreds itself after being sold for $1.25M
In what might be the most ridiculous stunt ever pulled in the art world, a Banksy piece has, in a sense, self-destructed. Right in front of an audience of would-be buyers. A framed canvas version of B...
05:48 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2018
Techcrunch Banksy piece immediately shreds itself after being sold for $1.1M
In what might be the most ridiculous stunt ever pulled in the art world, a Banksy piece has, in a sense, self-destructed. Right in front of an audience of would-be buyers. A framed canvas version of B...
03:53 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2018
Techcrunch What to expect from Googles Pixel 3 event
Apple, Amazon and Microsoft have already held their big fall events and now its Googles turn. Over the past couple of years, the October event has become an increasingly important platform, as the co...
02:13 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft suspends Windows 10 update, citing data loss reports
A few day after making the latest version of Windows 10 available to users, Microsoft has suspended the update, citing multiple reports of user data loss. We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2018
Techcrunch 5 apps and services for productivity and wellness
The best apps and online services are helpful tools that seamlessly integrate into everyday life. Weve gathered some of our recommendations that can help with tracking your work, improving on sleep, a...
04:38 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2018
Techcrunch What Spotify can learn from Tencent Music
On Tuesday, Tencent Music Entertainment filed for an IPO in the US that is expected to value it in the $25-30 billion range, on par with Spotifys IPO in April. The filing highlights just how different...
01:21 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2018
Techcrunch Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV
Quartet Health, a startup backed with nearly $100 million from GV, Oak HC/FT and more, has quietly lost its COO, CPO and replaced its CEO this month....
11:26 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch How the 22-year-old founders of Brex built a billion-dollar business in less than 2 years
Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi, the co-founders of Brex, have raised $125 million at a $1.1 billion valuation just four months after the startup's public launch....
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon Echo Dot 3 review
Amazon has sold a lot of Echo Dots. Like a crazy, silly, unfathomable number of the things. Over the past two generations, it has arguably become the single-largest driver of the smart speaker craze. ...
10:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla cars are getting a big update today, but one feature got held back
After a few months of hype, version 9.0 of the software that runs on Teslas is rolling out starting today. There’s a bit of a catch, though: one of the bigger expected features one that would l...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger internally tests voice commands for chat, calls
Facebook Messenger could soon let you user your voice to dictate and send messages, initiate voice calls, and create reminders. Messenger for Android’s code reveals a new M assistant button atop...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Were talking AR with Snaps camera platform head at TC Sessions: AR/VR
For a lot of consumers, Pokemon Go wasn’t their first exposure to augmented reality, it was the dog selfie lens inside Snapchat. In the past few years, consumer use hasn’t evolved too heav...
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch D-Wave offers the first public access to a quantum computer
Outside the crop of construction cranes that now dot Vancouver’s bright, downtown greenways, in a suburban business park that reminds you more of dentists and tax preparers, is a small office bu...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Reelgoods app for cord cutters adds 50 services, personalized recommendations
Reelgood, a startup aimed at helping cord cutters find their next binge, is out today with its biggest update yet. The company has been developing its streaming guide over the past year to solve the i...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices
Good news! California has passed a law banning default passwords like “admin,” “123456,” and the old classic “password” in all new consumer electronics starting in ...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Former Formation 8 GP Shirish Sathaye joins Cervin Ventures
Shirish Sathaye has joined the enterprise-focused VC Cervin Ventures as a general partner. He remains a partner in Formation 8's second fund....
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Bose hearing aid gets FDA approval
For the 37.5 million adults who have trouble hearing without a hearing aid, Bose has a new product for you. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approvedaudio technology company Bose to market ...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch The comic inspired by the podcast inspired by the comic
Its 2018, and pop culture is one giant ouroboros. Exhibit A: Wolverine: The Long Night, the new comic miniseries inspired by the podcast that was inspired by the comics. Is this a first? Maybe? Who ca...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Search company Elastic pops over 90% on NYSE after raising $252M at a $2.5B market cap in its IPO
When many consumers think of search, they think of Google, but under the hood of hundreds of businesses and other organizations, there are hundreds of other kinds of challenges that require search tec...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Elastic closed 94% up in first day of trading on NYSE, raised $252M at a $2.5B valuation in its IPO
When consumers think of search, they mainly think of Google, but under the hood of enterprises and other organizations, there are hundreds of other kinds of challenges that require search technology. ...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Study says the US is quickly losing its entrepreneurial edge
According to a new study conducted by the Center for American Entrepreneurship and NYUs Shack Institute of Real Estate, the US may be losing its competitive advantage as the dominant nucleus of the st...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Sync or Swim
The Gillmor Gang Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Michael Markman, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday, September 23, 2018. Turn out or turn off, media as anesthesia, what it is until...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch African financial technology startups move beyond payment services
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 Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $9...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Magic Leap buys mesh-computing startup Computes
Magic Leap has announced they are acquiring Computes, a decentralized mesh computing startup. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. From Magic Leap’s blog post: From the beginning, Chris Ma...
03:32 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Scaleway adds object storage
Cloud hosting company Scaleway is launching object storage in public beta. The company uses an Amazon S3-compatible API, which means that you could easily replace your Amazon S3 bucket with a Scaleway...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Salesforce acquires Rebel, maker of interactive email services, to expand its Marketing Cloud
Salesforce’s Marketing and Commerce Cloud is the company’s smallest division today, so to help beef it up, the company is making an acquisition to add in more features. Salesforce has acqu...
03:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch YouTube TVs DVR now lets you fast-forward through ads on more major channels
Since its launch, one of the topcomplaints about YouTube’s live TV streaming service, YouTube TV, was that its DVR feature would often default users to the video-on-demand version of the show &#...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Chinese investment into computer vision technology and AR surges as U.S. funding dries up
Tim Merel Contributor Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor The Reality Ecosystem: What AR/VR/XR needs to go big China could beat America in AR/VR long-term La...
02:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Most iOS devices now run iOS 12 according to Mixpanels data
Analytics company Mixpanel is currently tracking the install base of iOS 12. And the latest version of iOS is quite popular as its already installed on roughly 47.6 percent of all iOS devices. 45.6 pe...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Deliverr raises $7M to help e-commerce businesses compete with Amazon Prime
Deliverr, a startup that helps retailers offer a Prime-like delivery experience has raised a $7.1 million Series A led by Joe Londsdales 8VC, with participation from Zola founderShan Lyn Ma, Flexport ...
01:52 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Spotify Podcast submissions are open to all
Statistically speaking, there are roughly five podcasts for every human on the face of the Earth. And now they all finally have a home on Spotify. The streaming music giant this week opened podcast su...
01:49 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Amazons revamped Alexa app makes it easier to manage your smart home
Amazon’s Alexa app has just been given a major visual overhaul, largely focused on helping users set up and control their smart home. From the app’s new devices tab, users can view all the...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Elons sick burn, Coinbase funding rumors, and VC hiring trends
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat. We had Danny Crichton in the studio. We had Conni...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Elons sick burn, Coinbase funding rumors and VC hiring trends
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat. We had Danny Crichton in the studio. We had Conni...
11:42 am GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Siilo injects $5.1M to try to transplant WhatsApp use in hospitals
Consumer messaging apps like WhatsApp are not only insanely popular for chatting with friends but have pushed deep into the workplace too, thanks to the speed and convenience they offer. They have eve...
11:29 am GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Rejected journalist visa sparks press freedom fears in Hong Kong
There’s concern for the freedom of the press in Hong Kong after the government declined to renew the visa ofa veteran Financial Times’ editor, dealingan alarming blow tothe country’s...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Forward Health, the healthcare messaging app, scores $3.9M led by Stride.VC
Forward Health, the U.K. startup that has built an app to help healthcare professionals communicate in a secure and compliant way, has picked up $3.9 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Stri...
06:37 am GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung forecasts record $15.5B profit thanks to chips not smartphones
Samsung’s last quarter of business saw its slowest growth of profits in a year thanks to weak sales of its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone. But the company is about much more than just phones, and...
02:13 am GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch 9 highlights from Snapchat CEOs 6000-word leaked memo on survival
Adults, not teens. Messaging, not Stories. Developing markets, not the US. These are how Snapchat will make a comeback, according to CEO Evan Spiegel . In a 6,000-word internal memo from late Septembe...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, October 5, 2018
Techcrunch Volvos Polestar brand is assembling prototypes of its first plug-in hybrid sports car
Polestar has started assembling verification prototypes of its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car as Volvos standalone electric performance brand prepares to produce customer cars next year. Verificat...
10:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Ask not for whom the bell Troncs it Troncs for Tronc
So long, Tronc. We hardly Tronced you. Why, it seems like only yesterday you Tronced into our world as an utterly insane Pixels to Pulitzers marketing video that was somehow too satirical to be satire...
10:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook
This is sure to exacerbate fears that Facebook will further exploit Instagram now that its founders have resigned. Instagram has been spotted prototyping a new privacy setting that would allow it to s...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch San Francisco wants more data about gig economy workers
Cities all over the world have been hit with the rise of on-demand services like Lyft, Uber, DoorDash, Postmates, Caviar and so many others in recent years.Last year, there were 5.4 million on-demand ...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Rethink Robotics closes after acquisition plans fall through
Ive said it right here on these very pages: If hardware is hard, robotics are next to impossible. That truism is not better exemplified by this weeks closure of Rethink Robotics. A well-respected name...
09:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch VP Pence calls on Google to end work on a search engine for China
On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence called for Google to end its development of a search engine custom built to accommodate China’s disposition for censorship. Pence gave the speech at conser...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Bloombergs spy chip story reveals the murky world of national security reporting
Today’s bombshell Bloomberg story has the internet split: either the story is right, and reporters have uncovered one of the largest and jarring breaches of the U.S. tech industry by a foreign a...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Elon Musk is trolling the SEC on Twitter
Tesla CEO Elon Musk trolled the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a tweet Thursday afternoon, poking the bear that just days before had agreed to settle securities fraud charges against the b...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Mars Rover Curiosity is switching brains so it can fix itself
When you send something to space, it's good to have redundancy. Sometimes you want to send two whole duplicate spacecraft just in case as was the case with Voyager but sometimes it's good enough to ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Startup accelerators helped spark Latin Americas tech boom
Five years ago, no startups from Latin America were participating in prestigious U.S. accelerators. It seemed that Latin America was not yet on anyones radar. Nowadays, dozens of Latin American startu...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Backstage Capital to launch accelerator in Detroit
On the heels of Backstage Capital’s announcement to launch an accelerator for startups led by underrepresented founders, the venture capital firm has selected its fourth location. Backstage Capi...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Someone recreated Apples new campus with 85,000 LEGO bricks and its excellent
2018 has been a good year for ridiculous, gargantuan LEGO builds. Just weeks ago, there was that life size, driveable LEGO Bugatti. Now someone has gone and built a mega-sized recreation of Apple̵...
07:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch GMs Super Cruise just beat out Teslas Autopilot in Consumer Reports ranking
Tesla’s Autopilot is often touted as the most capable and advanced driver assistance system available on the market today. But in Consumer Reports’ view that honor actually goes to Cadilla...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch As some pricey coding camps fade away, Codecademy barrels ahead with affordable paid offerings and a new mobile app
Between 2013 and last year, the number of boot camp schools tripled to more than 90 in the U.S. alone, according to Course Report, an outfit that tracks the industry. Some — including The Iron Y...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Overstocks investment arm funded blockchain for wine
Of all the things to add to the blockchain, wine makes a lot of sense. Given the need for provenance for every grape and barrel, it’s clear that the ancient industry could use a way to track ing...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Rylo scores $20 million for its clever camera tech
You may recall Rylo from this time last year, when the imaging startup launched a creative take on the 360 camera. The companys been fairly quiet in the six months since it launched some new software ...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Square sellers can now offer their customers payment plans
Square today launched a new service that will allow its small business sellers to offer financing to their customers. Square Installments, as the service is called, will be available at launch to sell...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Uber will offer free rides to the polls on Election Day
Uber no longer wants the barrier totransportation tobe a deciding factor between voting and not voting. On Election Day, Uber is going to make it easy for people to find their local polling places and...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Bird unveils custom electric scooters and delivery
Bird, the electric scooter sharing startup worth $2 billion, is further differentiating itself from the rest of the pack with the launch of custom, rugged electric scooters. These will roll out in the...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Nubanks David Vlez and Cristina Junquiera to speak at Startup Battlefield Latin America
TechCrunch is pleased to announce thatNubank co-founder Cristina Junqueira and co-founder/CEO David Vlez will join us in a fireside chat at Startup Battlefield Latin America on November 8 at the Tomie...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Instagram launches scannable Nametags, tests school networks for teen growth
When your feed and Stories tray go stale, or your follower count stops rising, you drift away from Instagram . That’s why the app is rolling out two big new features designed to connect you to n...
04:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch European Union approves content quota for streaming services
The European Parliament has voted in favor of a new quota for content on streaming services. Services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, will have to make sure that at least 30 percent of their ...
04:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch This autonomous spray-painting drone is a 21st-century taggers dream
Whenever I see an overpass or billboard that's been tagged, I worry about the tagger and the danger they exposed themselves to in order to get that cherry spot. Perhaps this spray paint-toting drone d...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Postmates Unlimited lowers minimum order size for free delivery
On the heels of a $300 million funding round valued at $1.2 billion, Postmates is making its Unlimited monthly subscription product a bit more economical. Postmates Unlimited, which costs $9.99 per mo...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch You can now use the Google Assistant to order an Uber or Lyft
If you ever wanted to use your Google Assistant to book you a ride with Uber or Lyft, your wishes have been heard. Starting today, you’ll be able to use your voice to ask Google’s virtual ...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Chinese chip spying report shows the supply chain remains the ultimate weakness
Thursday’s explosive story by Bloomberg reveals detailed allegations that the Chinese military embedded tiny chips into servers, which made their way into datacenters operated by dozens of major...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch MoviePass parent just raised a bunch of money
As the summer of MoviePass quickly turned into the bummer of MoviePass, the company has been trying all manner of Hail Maries to keep the dream alive. And while the movie ticket startup has been burni...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch BlackBerry races ahead of security curve with quantum-resistant solution
Quantum computing represents tremendous promise to completely alter technology as we’ve known it, allowing operations that weren’t previously possible with traditional computing. The downs...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Walgreens takes a minority stake in Birchbox, which will now come to its stores
Walgreens has entered into a strategic partnership with beauty-in-a-box startup Birchbox, which will involve building Birchbox experiences inside Walgreens’ stores so customers can shop and try ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch The Node.js and JS foundations want to merge
There are currently two main open source foundations that focus on JavaScript: the JS Foundation, which was founded in 2016, and the Node.js Foundation, which launched in 2015. The JS Foundation’...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch GitHub gets a new and improved Jira Software Cloud integration
Atlassian’s Jira has become a standard for managing large software projects in many companies. Many of those same companies also use GitHub as their source code repository and, unsurprisingly, t...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Social intelligence platforms Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon tp merge
Brandwatch the UK-HQ’d social intelligence company which raised $65M from European VCs Nauta Capital, Highland Europe and Partech is to merge with another leading player in the space, Crimson ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Social intelligence platforms Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon to merge
Brandwatch the UK-HQ’d social intelligence company that raised $65 million from European VCs Nauta Capital, Highland Europe and Partech is to merge with another leading player in the space, Cr...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch See you in Vancouver tonight
We’ve finalized the Vancouver micro meetup tonight. We’ll be holding it at Hootsuite HQ on 5, East 8th Ave at 7pm on October 4. Extra special thanks to the folks at Hootsuite for helping o...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch A new Nintendo Switch is reportedly arriving next year
Nintendos been known to upgrade consoles with some regularity. Its an easy way to keep audiences engaged over the long life of a system. Released in March 2017, the Switch certainly seems due for an u...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Justice Department files criminal charges against seven Russian spies over Fancy Bear cyberattacks
U.S. prosecutors have charged seven suspects accused of working for the Russian GRU, the country’s military intelligence unit. The Justice Department’s National Security Division alleged t...
02:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Circle Invest lets you buy cryptocurrency collections
With Circle Invest, Circle has been trying to make it as easy as possible to get started with cryptocurrency trading. And the company wants to go one step further with collections of multiple tokens. ...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch ZipRecruiter picks up $156M, now at a $1B valuation, for its AI-based job-finding marketplace
Recruitment websites are some of the oldest and most established residents of the internet, but if you’ve ever used them to find jobs or fill vacancies, you know that there is a lot of room for ...
02:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Alexas skills can now work together, initially for bookings and printing
Amazon this morning announced a new way for customers to use Alexa’s skills – together, in combined requests. That is, you can start a request in one skill, then have it fulfilled in anoth...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Google launches accelerator to increase diversity in podcasting
Google has partnered with media company PRX to launch the Google Podcasts creator program. PRX, a public radio distribution marketplace, is behind shows like This American Life, Reveal and The Moth Ra...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft joins the LOT Network to help fight patent trolls
The LOT Network has been around for a few years now. Its mission is to fight patent trolls and it does so by having all of its members commit to a pledge that ensures that whenever they sell a patent ...
01:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: We struggle with the mysteries of Netflixs Maniac
“Maniac,” a new miniseries on Netflix, comes from an impressive creative team it stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, while director Cary Joji Fukunaga also helmed the first season of “...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Yahoo returns to messaging with IRC-inspired Yahoo Together
Farewell, Yahoo Messenger. Hello, Yahoo Together? Yep, Yahoo is returning to the messaging space today after closing its older app due to lack of use. Designed for group chats between family, friends,...
12:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Tencent backs fintech firm Voyager to set up battle with Alibaba in the Philippines
China’s internet battle is rapidly reproducing itself in Southeast Asia. One new hotspot is the Philippines, where Tencent just agreed to invest in Voyager, a fintech business started by telecom...
12:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Despite objection, Congress passes bill that lets U.S. authorities shoot down private drones
U.S. authorities will soon have the authority to shoot down private drones if they are considered a threat a move decried by civil liberties and rights groups. The Senate passed the FAA Reauthorizati...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Former Uber exec Andrew Chapin takes the wraps off his stealth mental health startup
Basis, a mental wellness app, has raised $3.75 million in funding from Bedrock, Wave Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners....
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Presidential alerts we really hope Trump wont send
Move over Twitter, President Trump now has the power to send every phone in the land a simultaneous message — thanks to the new “presidential alert”,tested by FEMA yesterday. What...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch JFrog lands $165 M investment as valuation jumps over $1 billion
JFrog wants to change the way we deal with software updates. Instead of large numbered updates you have to manually download, it sees a future of continuous delivery where software is delivered as bin...
11:51 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon reportedly offloaded its Chinese server business because it was compromised
It looks like Amazon’s move to sell off its physical server business in Chinalast year was because the unit had been compromised by a Chinese government spying program. That’s according to...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Zunum Aero bets on hybrid electric engines for its small commuter jet
The traditional aviation industry typically moves rather slowly, but over the last few years, we’ve seen a number of upstarts that are challenging the status quo both in the general and commerci...
10:49 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch China reportedly infiltrated Apple and other US companies using spy chips on servers
Ready for information about what may be one of the largest corporate espionage programs from a nation-state?The Chinese government managed to gain access to the servers of more than 30 U.S. companies,...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Juul files lawsuit against other e-cig makers for patent infringement
Juul Labs today filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) claiming that several organizations are infringing on Juul Labs’ patents. Juul has asked the ITC to ...
09:15 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch UK says Russias GRU was behind a spate of chaotic cyber attacks between 2015 and 2017
The UK has directly accused Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, of being behind a number of cyber attacks that took place between 2015 and 2017, calling them “indiscriminate an...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Flutterwave and Ventures Platform CEOs will join us at Startup Battlefield Africa
Startup Battlefield is returning to Africa this December. TechCrunch will be hitting Lagos, Nigeria, bringing with it our Battlefield competition and a days worth of panel discussions, focused on topi...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Thousands of Twitter accounts that spread fake news during the 2016 election are still active today, say researchers
Fake news and misinformation was a key tactic used by the Russians during the 2016 presidential election to try to sway voters against candidates and sow mistruths and mistrust. Now, with just weeks b...
08:37 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch ZTE hit with 2-year monitoring extension after breaking probation terms
Embattled Chinese tech firm ZTE narrowly survived after the U.S. Department of Commerce hit it with a $1 billion fine and forced changes to its business earlier this year, and.Now it is back in the ne...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Apply for discount student, nonprofit and government tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2018
In less than two months, thousands of the best and brightest minds from the European and international tech startup scene will attend Disrupt Berlin 2018. The conference, which takes place November 29...
06:30 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC
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 Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtak...
06:20 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Despite minimum wage increase, some Amazon workers say losing stock options and bonuses means they will make less
Amazons announcement this week that it will raise its minimum wage for workers in the United States and United Kingdom earned it a wave of positive publicity, but backlash is already growing as report...
05:34 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch SoftBank and Toyota team up to develop services powered by self-driving vehicles
SoftBank is getting into self-driving car services after the Japanese tech giant announced a joint-venture with Toyota in its native Japan. SoftBank is invested in Uber and a range of other ride-haili...
02:48 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Fitbit may have helped catch a killer, again
Fitbit data may have helped catch one of its customer’s killers, and not for the first time. According to numerous media reports, a 90-year-old visited his stepdaughter at her home in San Jose, ...
01:21 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Jon Favreaus new Star Wars streaming series will be called The Mandalorian
We've known for months now that Jon Favreau was working on a live-action Star Wars series for Disney's upcoming streaming service. But that's about all we knew.Until now! Favreau just dropped a few hu...
12:32 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2018
Techcrunch Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime is stepping down
Blizzard the company behind massive game titles like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Hearthstone is getting new leadership. After 27 years, Blizzard President Mike Morhaime is stepping down from t...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Kias all-electric e-Niro is a crossover with 300 miles of range
Kia is finally sharing more details about its upcoming all-electric crossover the 2019 Kia e-Niro that made its debut in Korea earlier this year. The upshot: it’s got some range. The productio...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Nintendos Reggie Fils-Aime on Wii U stumbles and balancing nostalgia with reinvention
Nintendo is nearing its 130th birthday, and the company is once again in the midst of major changes as it embraces mobile platforms and online services. But Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch The new version of Wi-Fi is called Wi-Fi 6 because rules dont matter
The Wi-Fi Alliance, the working group that has long offered such euphonious, IEEE-defined names for Wi-Fi protocols such as 802.11ab and 802.11n, has finally decided enough was enough with the numbers...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Weed in space is going to be a thing now
Scientists interested in cannabis as a subject for pharmaceutical studies may find an unlikely new home for their research into the plant, its byproducts and biochemistry aboard the International Spac...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch N26 is launching its bank in the UK
Nearly a year after German fintech startup N26 announced that it would launch its service in the U.K., the company is launching in the U.K. N26 is already quite popular in the Eurozone, with more than...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Kobos Forma e-reader takes on Kindle Oasis with an asymmetric design and premium price
Kobo's latest e-reader is a complete about-face from its anonymous, cheap, and highly practical Clara HD; the Forma is big, expensive, and features a bold not to say original design. It's clearly me...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Cloudera and Hortonworks announce $5.2 billion merger
Over the years, Hadoop, the once high-flying open-source platform, gave rise to many companies and an ecosystem of vendors emerged. It was long believed that some major companies would emerge from the...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate
Suppose the next time you go to a new doctors office, you wouldnt have to balance a clipboard on your knee, write down your whole medical history, remember the five-syllable name of every medication y...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch The V40 ThinQ is LGs new five-camera smartphone
Thats two on the front and three on the rear. LGs already teased the upcoming flagship quite a bit in the lead up to todays announcement. Understandably so. Its hard for a company like this to stand o...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Can LGs strange hybrid smartwatch breathe life into Wear OS?
Along with the new V40 ThinQ, LG showed off this odd little addition. Its true that hybrid smartwatches are no longer a novelty in and of themselves at this point, but the Watch W7 takes a bizarre app...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Welcome Kirsten Korosec, Kate Clark, Zack Whittaker and some guy named Eric
Weve got some new faces around TechCrunch — some of them real fresh and some who you might know. Though you might have seen some of their bylines around the site, I thought it would be nice to o...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Northwest fast food chain hack exposed customer credit cards
A beloved regional burger chain in the Pacific Northwest is the latest fast food company to suffer a major data breach. Burgerville, headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., disclosed today that any custome...
07:47 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch KZen raises $4 million to bring sanity to crypto wallets
KZen, a company run by former TC editor Ouriel Ohayon, has raised $4 million in seed to build a “better wallet,” obviously the elusive Holy Grail in the crypto world. Benson Oak Ventures, ...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook tests Snap Map-style redesign of Nearby Friends
Helping friends meet up offline has been a massive missed opportunity for Facebook . Whether because the brand is too creepy or the politely opt-in 2015 rollout of its location sharing feature wasn...
06:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter launches a Data Saver mode that makes its main app more like Twitter Lite
An updated version of the Twitter mobile app will allow users to gain more control over their data usage – similar to how the Twitter Lite app designed for emerging markets works. Now, instead o...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch MasterClass, the education platform featuring all-star instructors, will soon teach you how to run for office, too
In 2015, the San Francisco-based education platform MasterClass was founded to provide everyone access to “genius,” whether it be in filmmaking, directing, book writing, cooking, tennis, b...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Bumble to launch in India before year-end
On the heels of Tinder’s launch of a Bumble-like feature in India, which allows women to initiative the conversations, Bumble is today formally announcing its plans for an expansion into India. ...
05:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Talkdesk nabs $100M at more than $1B valuation for its smart call centers
Talkdesk, the provider of cloud-based contact center software, has raised $100 million in new funding from Viking Global Investors and DFJ. ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch The Google Assistant gets more visual
Google today is launching a major visual redesign of its Assistant experience on phones. While the original vision of the Assistant focused mostly on voice, half of all interactions with the Assistant...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Apples Tim Cook is sending a privacy bat-signal to US lawmakers
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has today been announced as the keynote speaker at a European data protection conferencetaking place in Brussels later this month— at a time when US lawmakers are aski...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch BuildInk is the winner of Startup Battlefield MENA 2018
We’ve just wrapped up Startup Battlefield MENA in Beirut, Lebanon. Throughout the day, 15 companies pitched their ideas, demonstrated their technology and answered questions. We took the feedbac...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch STRIVR nabs $16M to train the future workforce in virtual reality
Though some of the biggest names in tech are wholly focused on getting consumers to strap into VR, there has been an increasing amount of movement in companies adopting virtual reality to help train e...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch MIT, Google, Cisco and USPTO create Prior Art Archive for better patents
The patent system is broken there are too many ways to list here, really. The problems surrounding prior art are certainly among them, and a team of high profile companies and organizations are joini...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Haptx is bringing touch to VR with a pair of scary-looking gloves and a pneumatic suitcase
I haven’t seen a virtual reality glove system that also includes a suitcase-sized pneumatic box accessory before, but then again there aren’t too many VR peripherals that have delivered qu...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Upwork pops more than 50 percent in Nasdaq debut
Upwork, the rebranded merger of oDesk and Elance, debuted on Nasdaq this morning, after dropping its S-1 about four weeks ago. Shares opened at $23.00, which represents a 53% jump shares were priced ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Meet the woman leading Accels consumer growth investments
Accel has hired Maya Noethto lead its consumer growth investing efforts. The firm typically promotes from within; Noeth is its first outside hire in over two years....
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Iron Ox opens its first fully autonomous farm
For the last two and a half years, Iron Ox has been working on perfecting its agricultural robots to tend its indoor farms. After first testing its systems on a small scale, the company is opening its...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch FEMA is about to send a Presidential Alert to millions of U.S. phones
In a few hours, millions of Americans will get a test emergency “Presidential Alert” message sent to their phone a simulation in case the president ever needs to reach to entire country i...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch FEMA just sent a Presidential Alert to millions of U.S. phones
Millions of Americans were sent a “Presidential Alert” to their phones today as a test to simulate a real message from the president in a national emergency. At 2:18pm ET, the Federal Emer...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Product Hunt Radio: The evolution of Y Combinator, and counter-intuitive advice for founders
Ryan Hoover Contributor Share on Twitter Ryan Hoover is the founder of Product Hunt and host of Product Hunt Radio. More posts by this contributor Product Hunt Radio: Finding the world’s lost Ei...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook adds A.I. to Marketplace for categorization, price suggestions and soon, visual search
Facebook is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its Craigslist competitor, Facebook Marketplace, with the launch of new features powered by A.I. Specifically, the social network says it’s ad...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Palo Alto Networks to acquire RedLock for $173 M to beef up cloud security
Palo Alto Networks launched in 2005 in the age of firewalls. As we all know by now, the enterprise expanded beyond the cozy confines of a firewall long ago and vendors like Palo Alto have moved to sec...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch In a quest to centralize all your media, Plex now includes web series
At CES, media software maker Plex said it would this year add support for podcasts, web series and other digital media to its platform. It then rolled out podcasts this May, and now it’s introdu...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Brandless is launching a pop-up shop in NYC
Brandless is only a little over a year old, but the ecommerce platform is already working on IRL channels to market to and connect with its customers. From October 24 to November 4, Brandless will be ...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch GoodTime raises $5 million to bring artificial intelligence into the interview process
GoodTime, the algorithmically enhanced interview process management platform, has raised $5 million in a new round of funding led by Bullpen Capital. The company uses natural language processing to li...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Honda commits $2.75 billion in partnership with GMs Cruise
Honda will commit $2.75 billion as part of an agreement with GM and its self-driving technology subsidiary Cruise to develop and produce a new kind of autonomous vehicle. As part of the agreement, Hon...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Honda commits $2.75 billion to build autonomous vehicles with GMs Cruise
Honda will commit $2.75 billion as part of an exclusive agreement with GM and its self-driving technology subsidiary Cruise to develop and produce a new kind of autonomous vehicle. As part of the agre...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon intros new Fire TV Stick 4K and Alexa Voice Remote
Youd be forgiven if you thought Amazon was finished announcing new hardware after last months massive Echo event. The retail giant has at least a few more announcements up its sleeve, starting with up...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Googles cyber unit Jigsaw introduces Intra, a new security app dedicated to busting censorship
Jigsaw, the division owned by Google parent Alphabet, has revealed Intra, a new app aimed at protecting users from state-sponsored censorship. Intra is a new app that aims to prevent DNS manipulation ...
10:45 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Here are the companies that pitched in Startup Battlefield MENA
Today in lovely Beirut, Lebanon TechCrunch held its first Startup Battlefield in the country. Over 700 people watched the show on site, which featured speakers from throughout the Middle East and 15 s...
10:36 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data
It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough new privacy framework came into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed for big tech’s data-hungry smooth o...
10:23 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Anti-spam service Truecaller is now a messaging app too
Truecaller, the app that helps screen spam calls and messages, is becoming a chat app as it continues to developinto a social service. The company announced today that it is introducing a chat feature...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Hopper raises $100M more for its AI-based travel app, now valued at $780M
Hopper— a mobile-only travel booking app cofounded by a former Expedia executive in Montreal, Canada that uses artificial intelligence to help you search for and book hotels and flights — ...
08:56 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Go-Jek is close to launching a ride-hailing service in Singapore
Indonesia’s ride-sharing startup Go-Jek plans to land in Singapore, its arch-rival Grab’s HQ, as soon as this month as its regional expansion program gains speed, TechCrunch has come to un...
08:14 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch It wasnt just you, Instagram was down for about an hour but its back now
Instagram just got a new CEOthis week after the fairly controversial exit of its founding duoand it is underfire for a major security issue. The last thing it needed is an outage — but that̵...
08:10 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Anne Kjr Riechert to talk about digital integration at Disrupt Berlin
Everybody has a say when it comes to helping refugees and asylum seekers in Europe. Thats why Anne Kjr Riechert co-founded the ReDI School of Digital Integration to harness the expertise of the tech c...
07:10 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Alan partners with Krys Livi for telemedicine appointments
French startup Alan is expanding beyond health insurance by offering telemedicine appointments directly from Alan . The company is partnering with Livi, Krys French subsidiary. While a handful of Euro...
06:32 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Tencent Music, Chinas largest streaming service with 800M users, files for US IPO
This year has seen a number of tech companies that are majority or substantially owned by Chinese giant going public in the U.S. Baidu’s iQiyi service, Xiaomi-backed Huami andViomi are a few exa...
05:41 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Were kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA, here are the startups and agenda
Were kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA here in Beirut, where 15 startups will be taking the stage, along with speakers from Facebook (our partner on the event through its FB Start program), Instabu...
04:25 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Federal judge rules Tesla must defend itself against lawsuit alleging it mistreated foreign workers
A federal judge denied Teslas motion to dismiss charges in a lawsuit claiming that it mistreated foreign workers. This means the automaker will have to defend itself at trial against allegations that ...
04:25 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch [Updated] Federal judge rules Tesla must defend itself against lawsuit alleging it mistreated foreign workers
(Updated below with Tesla’s statement.) A federal judge denied Teslas motion to dismiss charges in a lawsuit claiming that it mistreated foreign workers. This means the automaker will have to de...
04:04 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Philippines SME lending startup First Circle raises $26M ahead of regional expansion
This year has been a breakout one for micro-financing startups in Southeast Asia, which are becoming among the most funded within the region’s fintech space. Next in line to raise capital is Fir...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Uber deploys JUMP scooters and bikes in Santa Monica
Following approval from the city of Santa Monica, Uber is deploying bikes and its first set of scooters via JUMP, the bikeshare startup it acquired earlier this year.Although these are Xiaomi Ninebot ...
02:57 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Years after Evan Spiegel tried to buy Secret, its co-founder David Byttow joins Snap as director of engineering
David Byttow, co-founder of Secret, the defunct anonymous social network that once gained notoriety for serving as the tech industrys burn book, announced today that he will join Snap. The hire is not...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2018
Techcrunch Apples Tim Cook talks privacy, user data in China and banning Alex Jones
Notoriously secret on one hand, Apple has never been one to shy away from speaking its mind on matters of principle. During this current period of societal tumult, the $1 trillion company has more to ...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Baldertons $145M secondary fund will give shareholders in European scale-ups the chance to exit early
In what looks like a European first, the London-based early-stage venture capital firm Balderton Capital is announcing it has closed a new $145 million “secondary” fund dedicated to buying...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook finds no evidence hackers accessed connected apps
Facebook has said it’s found “no evidence” that third-party apps were affected by the data breach it revealed last week. Hackers stole account access tokens on at least 50 million us...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Here are the newest additions to Microsofts Surface line
Want excitement? Heres something approaching that. Todays Microsoft October event wasnt exactly a blockbuster, but product lead Panos Panay did mention that this this is the most new Surface products ...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Internet.org project helps restore millions of broken Wikipedia links
The web it turns out is a fragile place. Companies, governments, educational institutions, individuals and organizations put up and take down sites all the time. The problem is that the web has become...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Internet Archive project helps restore millions of broken Wikipedia links
The web, it turns out, is a fragile place. Companies, governments, educational institutions, individuals and organizations put up and take down sites all the time. The problem is that the web has beco...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America
In the nine months since Didi acquired the Brazilian ride hailing startup 99 in a deal that valued the company at a reported $1 billion, the market for mobility and logistics startups in Latin America...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America
In the nine months since Didi acquired the Brazilian ride-hailing startup 99 in a deal that valued the company at a reported $1 billion, the market for mobility and logistics startups in the Latin Ame...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts Surface Headphones up close and hands on
In an event defined largely by spec bumps to existing product lines, the Surface Headphones were certainly a surprise. For one thing, the company did an admirable keeping them under wraps, in spite of...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts Surface Headphones up close and hands-on
In an event defined largely by spec bumps to existing product lines, the Surface Headphones were certainly a surprise. For one thing, the company did an admirable job keeping them under wraps, in spit...
09:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Ohanians Initialized raises $225M 4th fund to turn founders into cyborgs
“Right now we’re in this Empire Strikes Back moment” says Initialized Capital’s Garry Tan, referring to tech giants ruthlessly copying and competing with fresh ideas. “We...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft launches new monthly financing plan for its Surface devices starting at $25
While it looked like all the major news from Microsoft’s Surface event today had already leaked ahead of time, the company still managed to surprise us with the launch of its new noise-canceling...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Microsofts Surface line now includes headphones
Granted, most of today’s big announcements were iterative updates on devices we’ve seen in past years. Even so, Microsoft did sneak one surprise into today’s event. The simply titled...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch China has put the automotive renaissance into hyper drive
A tri-fold automotive renaissance, led by technology, has been playing out over the past few years. Yet vehicles combining all three aspects of this renaissance remain a niche market. It is China that...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch This is Microsofts Surface Studio 2
One last piece of hardware from today’s Microsoft event. The company issued an update to what is arguably the most compelling member of the Surface family. The company’s innovative iMac co...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Google launches voice assistant app to help people with limited mobility use their phones
Google just introduced a new Android app to better enable people with limited mobility to use their phones. Called Voice Access, the app offers people a hands-free way to use apps, write and edit text...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Microsoft announces the Surface Laptop 2
Another bit of expected news at today’s big Microsoft event. Here’s the latest version of the Surface Laptop. Once again, not a lot of changes on the outside of the product — which m...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now available
Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 October 2018 update is now available. The company made the announcement at a small press event in New York, though it’s obviously no surprise that M...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch This is the Surface Pro 6
Surprises? Later, perhaps. But for now, we’re getting pretty much what we expected out of today’s big Surface event — which is to say some refreshing of existing Surface products. Fi...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch VW fires jailed Audi CEO Rupert Stadler
VW AG has ended its contract with Rupert Stadler, removing the embattled executive as CEO and from the Audi and Volkswagen boards several months after he was arrested for hisinvolvement in the cover-u...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Tiger Global is in talks to invest in cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase at $8B valuation
Coinbase may raise up to $500 million at an $8 billion valuation. The cryptocurrency trading platform has also announced two new high-level hires....
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch David Ulevitch is now a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz a big get and the firms fourth new GP since June
David Ulevitch has had some strange dealings with investors over the years. Now, Ulevitch is himself one of them. The founder of OpenDNS, a company that sold to Cisco in 2016, is disclosing today that...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Foursquare picks up $33 million Series F investment
Foursquare has today announced the partial close of a $33 million Series F financing, with $25 million already closed out and another $8 million inbound, according to the blog post. The round was co-l...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch CEOs from Mindshow, SVRF and TheWaveVR are talking social VR at TC Sessions: AR/VR
With Facebook holding a dominant role in the VR space, one would think that the social networking implications are all taken care of — but for the time being, it actually seems to be one of the ...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Cratejoy sheds nearly half of workforce amid restructuring effort
Cratejoy, a startup founded in 2014, helps businesses launch and scale their own subscription box services....
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch HireClub wants to bring career coaching to the masses
Finding a job can be tricky. And once you find that job, it can be difficult to succeed and excel in it. HireClub wants to help with all of that. HireClub started as a job-posting group on Facebook ba...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Nobel Prize goes to laser-wrangling physicists, including first woman to be honored in 55 years
The 2018 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to a trio of researchers whose work in lasers enabled all kinds of new experiments and treatments. Arthur Ashkin is the primary recipient, sharing the ...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla plans rapid build out of China factory as tariffs weigh down automaker
Tesla plans to speed up construction of a factory in Shanghai as tariffs, shipping costs and missed incentives continue to drive up the price of the company’s electric vehicles and dampen demand...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Google acquires customer service automation startup Onward
Google has acquired a small startup that builds tools for businesses looking to automate their customer service or sales workflows. Onward and some of its key employees, including co-foundersRmi Cossa...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Meet the 10 startups in Techstars NYCs summer 2018 class
Not even Techstars NYC can avoid the end of summer, where 10 startups are wrapping up their participation in the accelerator’s summer program. This also marks the end of Alex Iskold’s tenu...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch iOS 12.1 will come with new emojis
Apple is about to release the public beta version of iOS 12.1. And before everybody freaks out, the company announced that this update will feature new emojis best feature update ever. In other words...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Cover collects $16M to insure your gadgets, pets anything
People procrastinate about buying insurance because it’s such a boring and complicated chore to compare policies. But Cover combines plans from 45 insurance companies into a single marketplace s...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch See you in Vancouver on Thursday
We’ve finalized the Vancouver micro meetup for this Thursday. We’ll be holding it at Hootsuite HQ on 5, East 8th Ave at 7pm on October 4. Extra special thanks to the folks at Hootsuite for...
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch FDA seizes thousands of documents from e-cig startup Juul
E-cigarette maker Juul recently received a surprise visit from the Food and Drug Administration, CNBC first reported. Last week, the FDA seized thousands of documents from the startup’s headquar...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Walmart to acquire womens plus-size clothing brand ELOQUII
Walmart is expanding further into apparel with today’s announcement of its plans to acquire the digitally native, women’s plus-size clothing brand ELOQUII for an undisclosed amount. The al...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Stylish lunchbox Prepd is back and its cheaper and more colorful
Remember Prepd?The “lunchbox you won’t be ashamed to carry” raised over $1 million on Kickstarter in 2016, and now it is returning with an iPhone 5c-esque sequel that is both cheaper...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Uber hires ex-Expedia exec to replace Liane Hornsey as chief people officer
Uber has brought on Nikki Krishnamurthy, Expedia’s former chief people officer, as one of its own.Krishnamurthy is coming on board as chief people officer to replace Liane Hornsey, who resigned ...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Samsung opens S Pen SDK to developers
One of the the overlooked tidbits in amongst the flurry of Note 9 news was Samsungs plan to offer an S Pen SDK for developers. The company made good on its promise today, issuing a full break down of ...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Apple expands Business Chat with new businesses and additional countries
Apple Business Chat launched earlier this year as a way for consumers to communicate directly with businesses on Apple’s messaging platform. Today the company announced it was expanding the prog...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook rolls out new anti-bullying tools and an appeals process
Facebook is introducing new tools to tackle online bullying, the company announced this morning. Specifically, it’s rolling out a way for people to hide or delete multiple comments at once from ...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Venom is better than it has any right to be
What happens when a cast of Oscar contenders like Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams are turned loose to chew the scenery of a (seemingly wryly self-aware) B movie? Audiences get “Venom&...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook follows Twitch and YouTube with launch of Premieres, live polls and fan badges
Facebook today announced the global launch of Premieres, its new interactive video format that allows creators to pre-record a video for fans, then release it during a viewing window they choose, as m...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Rich-text editing platform Tiny raises $4M, launches file management service
Maybe you’ve never heard about Tiny, but chances are, you’ve used its products. Tiny is the company behind the text editors you’ve likely used in WordPress, Marketo, Zendesk, Atlassi...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Vital Labs app can measure changes in your blood pressure using an iPhone camera
Vital Labs has emerged from stealth with $1 million in funding from True Ventures....
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla deliveries double, led by Model 3 surge
Tesla delivered 83,500 electric vehicles in the third quarter, more than double from the previous period as the company steered by Elon Musk pulled out all the stops to get its newest sedan, the Model...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch SoftBank leads $35M investment in sports engagement startup Heed
Heed, a startup looking to create new ways for sports leagues and clubs to engage with fans, is announcing that it has raised $35 million led by SoftBank Group International. As laid out for me by CEO...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch The Freewrite Traveler offers distraction-free writing for the road
If you’ve ever tried to write something long – a thesis, a book, or a manifesto outlining your disappointment in the modern technocracy and your plan to foment violent revolution – y...
01:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Google Home Mini? More like Google Home Minty
Hey, did you hear? Theres a big Google event coming up next week. Theres gonna be a big new phone and, no doubt, some additions to the Home line. In the meantime, heres a mint (officially “Aqua&...
01:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Petals no-fee credit card for the credit score-less is now open to the public
Petal, the startup credit card company that’s offering a no-fee credit line to people without a credit history, is now publicly available. Launched earlier this year by co-founders Jason Gross, ...
12:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Security startup Tanium raises another $200M at a $6.5B valuation, less than 5 months after it raised $175M
Security continues to remain top of mind for organizations and consumers, as each day seems to bring another high-profile network breach. One of the faster-growing startups in the space is capitalisin...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Apple adds student ID cards into Apple Wallet to access buildings, buy food and more
The education market has long been one of the cornerstones of growth for Apple’s hardware business, and today the company is leveraging its popularity in it, specifically among college-aged stud...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch NYC wants to build a cyber army
Empires rise and fall, and none more so than business empires. Whole industries that once dominated the planet are just a figment in memory’s eye, while new industries quietly grow into massive ...
10:53 am GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Tencent shakeup puts the focus on enterprise
Chinese internet giant Tencent is reorganizing its business to place more emphasis on enterprise as it prepares for the future of technology and looks to alleviate the pressure on its under-fire consu...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Amazon increases minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 an hour
Amazon just announced that it will be raising its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 an hour, effective November 1. The policy will cover employees at Amazon subsidiaries, including Whole Foods,...
10:26 am GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Twitter widens its view of bad actors to fight election fiddlers
Twitter has announced more changes to its rules to try to make it harder for people to use its platform to spread politically charged disinformationand thereby erode democratic processes. In an update...
10:26 am GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch AI accelerator Zeroth bags investment from digital media firm Animoca
Asia-based accelerator program Zeroth is getting a major infusion of capital after digital media company Animoca Brands agreed to invest over $3 million into its businesses. Animoca is listed on the A...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Tiles new lost item trackers offer replaceable batteries, subscription service
Just around a week ago, lost item finder Tile announced its new CEO and added Comcast as an investor. But the company isn’t done making changes just yet. Today, Tile is launching new devices tha...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 takes place tomorrow
Last call, startup fans! Tomorrow we kick off the first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENAin Beirut, Lebanon. We sifted through more than 400 applications to find the 15 very best early-stage startup...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Freetrade launches zero-fee investment app
It is four months since fintech ‘unicorn’ Revolut announced its intention to add commission-free trading to its banking app, in a bid to compete with Silicon Valley’s Robinhood (alth...
07:55 am GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Lingokids scores $6M Series A for its English language learning platform
Lingokids, the Madrid, Spain-based (and U.S. incorporated) edtech startup that helps children to learn a second language, has bolstered its balance sheet. The company has raised $6 million in Series A...
07:22 am GMT - Tue, October 2, 2018
Techcrunch Opera Touch is a solid alternative to Safari on the iPhone
Browser company Opera is back doing what it does best, offering you beautifully-designed alternatives to the stock browsers from the likes of Google and Apple . This week the company broughtits ‘...
11:09 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Stitch Fix tumbles 20% in after-hours trading following lukewarm earnings report
The company, which today announced its first international expansion, disappointed analysts with its latest earnings report....
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Limes e-scooters are going to Canada
Lime has announced plans to launch a fleet of electric scooters in Toronto, Ontario. Its scooters will be the first to hit the pavement in Canada....
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Googles head of its $110B ads and commerce business is leaving for Greylock Partners
Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google’s head of commerce, is leaving the company after more than 15 years and will be joining Greylock Partners, sources inside the company told us and Google confirmed.Ramas...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Theres a secret text adventure game hidden inside Google heres how to play it
Google loves a good Easter egg. There are dozens upon dozens of different eggs hidden across Google’s product portfolio, from using Google Search to flip a coin to exploring the Doctor’s T...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla shares rebound, erasing losses from SEC-Elon Musk showdown
Tesla shares popped more than 17 percent on Monday, erasing losses from last week’s tussle between CEO Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That “tussle” might ...
10:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch A former US president walks into a blockchain conference
In a sign of the major cryptocurrency players’ continued influence and ability to pay premium speaking fees, the keynote speaker for Ripple’s two-day Swell conference was none other than f...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Assassins Creed Odyssey falls far short of its own wondrous sandbox
It’s hard to imagine a better demonstration of the state of AAA gaming today than Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, a game where the whole of the wine-dark Classical Aegean is available for you to...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch After much drama, LendingClub founder Renaud Laplanche gets a slap on the wrist by the SEC
In May of 2016, LendingClub CEO Renaud Laplanche faced the most embarrassing outcome imaginable for a founder. He was forced to resign from the peer-to-peer lending company he had created, just 18 mon...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Benchmark is staying focused, targeting $425M for ninth fund
The firm's upcoming fund will not include longtime Benchmark general partners Mitch Lasky and Matt Cohler....
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook breach hit up to 5M EU users, and it faces up to $1.63B in fines
Less than 10 percent of the 50 million users attacked in Facebook’s recent breach lived in the European Union, tweeted the Irish Data Protection Commission, which oversees privacy in the region....
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Why Blissfully decided to go all in on serverless
Serverless has become a big buzzword of late, and with good reason. It has the potential to completely alter how developers write code. They can simply write a series of event triggers, while letting ...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Ubers JUMP bike fleet may soon double in size in SF
If you live in San Francisco, expect to see more of those bright orange electric bikes on the road in the coming weeks. JUMP, the Uber-owned electric bike-share service that is about halfway through i...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch What to expect from tomorrows Microsoft Surface event
Its fall. That means every big to mid-sized tech company is holding an event to debut its latest offerings in time for the holidays. Even if said offering is just a laptop made out of leather. Not to ...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Sales engagement startup Apollo says its massive contacts database was stolen in a data breach
Apollo, a sales engagement startup boasting a database of more than 200 million contact records, has been hacked. The YC Combinator-backed company, formerly known as ZenProspect, helps salespeople con...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Facebook cant keep you safe
Another day, another announcement from Facebook that it has failed to protect your personal information. Were you one of the 50 million (and likely far more, given the company's graduated disclosure s...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Meet Adam Mosseri, the new head of Instagram
Former Facebook VP of News Feed and recently appointed Instagram VP of Product Adam Mosseri has been named the new head of Instagram. “We are thrilled to hand over the reins to a product leader ...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Google gets into game streaming with Project Stream and Assassins Creed Odyssey in Chrome
Earlier this year, we heard rumors that Google was working on a game-streaming service. It looks like those rumors were true. The company today unveiled “Project Stream,” and while Google ...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Khosla GP Ben Ling is raising his own VC fund and its called Bling Capital
Former Facebook exec Ben Ling has filed to raise $60 million for Bling Capital's debut fund....
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Google wants to make Chrome extensions safer
Google today announced a number of upcoming changes to how Chrome will handle extensions that request a lot of permissions, as well as new requirements for developers who want to publish their extensi...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch How a Ugandan prince and a crypto startup are planning an African revolution
Crypto and blockchain enthusiasts have been railing for years against the centralized world of banks, but many have been doing so from the privileged vantage point of developed countries. But what if ...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Subscription startup Bespoke Post is creating its own brands and products for men
Bespoke Post says it has more than 100,000 subscribers signed up to receive a monthly “box of awesome” (that’s what it calls its bundles of curated men’s products). Next up: Cr...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch The Das Keyboard 5Q adds IoT to your I/O keys
Just when you thought you were safe from IoT on your keyboard Das Keyboard has come out with the 5Q, a smart keyboard that can send you notifications and change colors based on the app you’re us...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Website flaw exposed a Canadian ISPs entire customer database
Canadian internet provider Altima Telecom has fixed a flaw in its website that could have given an attacker full access to its customer database. The customer database was connected to the companyR...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Zuckerberg must face public scrutiny over latest data breach, say UK MPs
UK members of parliament have once again called for Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to travel to the country to face questions about how his business operates. They’re renewing calls ...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Netflix is planning a choose-your-own-adventure episode of Black Mirror
Netflix is doubling down on interactive TV, according to a new report from Bloomberg this morning. The streaming service is planning to develop a number of projects that will allow viewers to control ...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch HP made a leather laptop
This is the HP Spectre Folio. Unveiled in an over-the-top press event in Manhattan today, that included such turns of phrase as aluminum has become the gold standard, the device is a convertible lapto...
02:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch New YouTube ads will push viewers to download apps, book trips, find movie showtimes
YouTube is expanding the ways advertisers can connect with their audience, thanks to an expansion to its TrueView in-stream ad format that will now push viewers to take actions when viewing ads beyond...
02:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Groupon finally settles IBM patent suit with a $57M payment
A patent suit between IBM and Groupon that has been underway for over two years has finally been settled. Today, the two companies announced that Groupon will pay IBM $57 million both to settle infrin...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Watch this humanoid robot install drywall
The HRP-5P is a humanoid robot from Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute that can perform common construction tasks including – as we see above – install dryw...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch LG teases V40 ThinQs cinemagraph feature
LG is announcing a new flagship this week. Its called the V40 ThinQ. These things we know for sure. We also now know that the handset will sport a cinemagraph-style feature called Cine Shot. How? Beca...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Ettitude targets eco-conscious shoppers with its organic bedding
Ettitude, recently graduated from the ERA accelerator, is looking to ride the growing wave of e-commerce by offering eco-friendly sheets. The company offers bamboo lyocell sheets and pajamas, which fe...
01:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Apples Everyone Can Create curriculum launches on Apple Books
Fist announced at Apple’s education event in Chicago, the company today launched its new “Everyone Can Create” curriculum on Apple Books. The curriculum joins Apple’s “Ev...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Google Maps adds Commute tab and music controls
Google just announced new features for Google Maps on Android and iOS. The update is rolling out this week and features a bunch of new features focused on commuting, music and getting more personal da...
01:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Rockstar releases second Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay trailer
We are less than a month away from the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, the sequel to one of the most popular games of the PS3/Xbox era. Red Dead Redemption launched in 2010, meaning that fans of the...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Caavo returns with a $100 HDR-capable universal remote system
Universal remote system Caavo is addressing some of the complaints with its first-generation hardware with today’s release of a new, more affordable system. Unlike the original, $400 home theate...
11:58 am GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Lets meet in Vancouver
I’d like to meet some high-tech folks in Vancouver this week and I need your help. I’d like to hold a micro meet up at about 7pm on October 4 and I need a recommended place. If we can mana...
11:34 am GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Babbel CEOs to talk about language and startup lessons at Disrupt Berlin
The slow and steady rise of Babbel has been impressive on many fronts. The company is now managing the top-grossing language learning app in the world. Thats why Im excited to announce that well have ...
11:03 am GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Report: Most ICO project financing unaffected by crypto market crash
Despite a bear market that has seen the price of Ethereum drop by over 80 percent since the start of the year, most projects that raised money via an ICO remain unaffected, according to the findings o...
10:03 am GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch VahdamTeas raises $2.5M to grow its tea-commerce business in the US
VahdamTeas, an India-based e-commerce startup that cuts the supply chain down to sell fresh teas online, has pulled in a $2.5 million Series B investment for growth in the U.S. and other global market...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Dont miss out on tickets to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018
Africas rapidly growing, always evolving tech scene includes more than 300 tech hubs that connect and mentor entrepreneurs across the continent. Its an exciting time and place to be an early-stage sta...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch 48 hours until Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 buy tickets today
On October 3 a mere 48 hours from now the Middle East and North Africas startup scene is in for the ride of its life. Thats when 15 of the regions best early-stage startup founders will gather in Be...
03:05 am GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch Trump administration sues California over its brand-new net neutrality law
The Department of Justice announced on Sunday that it has filed a lawsuit against California to block its new net neutrality law, just hours after it was signed by governor Jerry Brown. The lawsuit wa...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, October 1, 2018
Techcrunch The best gear for starting a small business
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08:45 pm GMT - Sun, September 30, 2018
Techcrunch Unbiased algorithms can still be problematic
Creating unbiased, accurate algorithms isn’t impossible — it’s just time consuming. “It actually is mathematically possible,” facial recognition startup Kairos CEO Brian ...
06:17 pm GMT - Sun, September 30, 2018
Techcrunch The war over music copyrights
VC firms havent been the only ones raising hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in a booming market. After 15+ years of being the last industry anyone wanted to invest in, the music industry is c...
04:19 pm GMT - Sun, September 30, 2018
Techcrunch Until data is misused, Facebooks breach will be forgotten
We cared about Cambridge Analytica because it could have helped elect Trump. We ignored LocationSmart because even the though the company was selling and exposing the real-time GPS coordinates of our ...
04:13 pm GMT - Sun, September 30, 2018
Techcrunch Carpooling service Klaxit partners with Uber for last-minute changes
French startup Klaxit connects drivers with riders so that you dont have to take your car to work every day. And the company recently announced a new feature with the help of Uber. If your driver canc...
03:03 pm GMT - Sun, September 30, 2018
Techcrunch Relike lets you turn a Facebook page into a newsletter
French startup Ownpage has recently released a new product called Relike. Relike is one of the easiest ways to get started with email newsletters. You enter the web address of your Facebook page and t...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 30, 2018
Techcrunch What the heck is going on with measures of programming language popularity?
I looked at the TIOBE index today, as I do every so often, as most of the software pros I know do every so often. It purports to measure the popularity of the world’s programming languages, and ...