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11:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla says the Model Y is coming in 2020
The Tesla Model Y the SUV electric vehicle that CEO Elon Musk has been teasing and talking about since 2015 will begin volume production by the end of 2020, the company said Wednesday in a letter to...
11:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch With its Greenlots acquisition, Shell is moving from gas stations to charging stations
In a bid to show that it’s getting ready for the electrification of American roads, Royal Dutch Shell is buying Greenlots, a Los Angeles-based developer of electric vehicle charging and energy m...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla CFO Deepak Ahuja is retiring
At the tail end of Tesla’s earnings call today, Elon Musk dropped a surprise bit of news: the company’s CFO, Deepak Ahuja, will be retiring. “There is no good time to make this chang...
11:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk wants Teslas to automatically call a tow truck when something breaks
As Tesla ramps up production and gets more cars on the road, the company is still working out a few speed bumps when it comes to service. When something goes wrong, getting it fixed tends to take long...
11:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Elon says Tesla might unveil its pickup truck this summer
Tesla is building a pickup truck. We’ve known that for a few years now. But when? In an earnings call this afternoon, Elon Musk said that he’s hoping to unveil the truck this summer. ̶...
11:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch The Criterion Channel streaming service is coming on April 8
The Criterion Collection’s streaming service has a launch date: April 8. The company had previously made its library of classic art-house and international films available through streaming part...
10:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Meet the 20 startups in this years GCT Startup-in-Residence program
At the end of last year, Grand Central Tech announced plans to work with the Milstein real estate family to transform a midtown Manhattan high-rise into a tech hub called Company. And startups remain ...
10:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Electric scooter startup Grin merges with Brazil-based Yellow
Consolidation in the micromobility space has arrived — in Brazil, at least. A few months after Y Combinator-backed Grin merged its electric scooter business with Brazil-based Ride, it’s no...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook plans new products as Instagram Stories hits 500M users/day
Roughly half of Instagram’s users 1 billion users now use Instagram Stories every day. That 500 million daily user count is up from 400 million in June 2018. 2 million advertisers are now buying...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Google for consumers will shut down on April 2nd
It’s no secret that Google planned to pull life support from the consumer version of Google+, its failure of a social network, in April. Until now, though, we didn’t know the exact date. T...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch PayPal revenues miss but growth is strong from new acquisitions
PayPal revenues miss but strong growth from its recent iZettle and Hyperwallet acquisitions and booming business at Venmo point to a strong outlook for the payments giant. In all PayPal saw revenues f...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch The forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service will be partially supported by ads
In November, AT&T opened up about its plans for itsforthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service, which aims to leverage the entertainment properties AT&T gained by way of its Time Warner acquisit...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla reports back-to-back profitable quarters
Tesla reported Wednesday a profit of $139 million, or $0.78 a share, and better-than-expected sales, yet failed to meet analysts expectations for earnings in the fourth quarter. Shares, which initiall...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft Azure revenue growth slows in Q2
Microsoft announced its quarterly earnings today. For the most part, those earnings came in around Wall Streets expectations, without any major surprises and a total revenue of $32.5 billion. Given th...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook shares shoot up after strong Q4 earnings despite data breach
Facebook managed to beat Wall Street’s estimates in its Q4 earnings amidst a constant beat down in the press. Facebook hit 2.32 billion monthly users, up 2.2 perecent from 2.27 billion last quar...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Apples FaceTime bug will be investigated by New Yorks Attorney General
Earlier this week, a bug was found in FaceTime that could let others listen in to your Apple device’s microphone (or, in specific cases, view video from the camera) without you accepting the Fac...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch SF denies Spins appeal to operate electric scooters, but offers some hope
Spin, the electric scooter company recently bought by Ford, still won’t be able to operate in San Francisco. Well, at least for now. This comes after Spin appealed the San Francisco Municipal Tr...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Senator Warner calls on Zuckerberg to support market research consent rules
In response to TechCrunch’s investigation of Facebook paying teens and adults to install a VPN that lets it analyze all their phone’s traffic, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has sent a letter ...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Cheap Internet of Things gadgets betray you even after you toss them in the trash
You may think that the worst you'll risk by buying a bargain-bin smart bulb or security camera will be a bit of extra trouble setting it up or a lack of settings. But it's not just while they're plugg...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Many Xbox Ones arent working right now due to Xbox Live outage
If you just tried to turn on your Xbox One and were met with nothing but a black screen: you’re not alone. A particularly bad outage in Xbox Live’s core services is causing the console to ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch MIT researchers are training a robot arm to play Jenga
Turns out training a robotic arm to play Jenga is a surprisingly complex task. There are, so to speak, a lot of moving parts. Researchers at MIT are putting a modified ABB IRB 120 to work with the fam...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Rigetti launches the public beta of its Quantum Cloud Services
Rigetti Computing, one of the leading startups in the quantum computing space, today announced the public beta of its Quantum Cloud Services (QCS) platform. With this, developers can get access to Rig...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Googles also peddling a data collector through Apples back door
It looks like Facebook is not the only one abusing Apple’s system for distributing employee-only apps to sidestep the App Store and collect extensive data on users. Google has been running an ap...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Google will stop peddling a data collector through Apples back door
It looks like Facebook was not the only one abusing Apple’s system for distributing employee-only apps to sidestep the App Store and collect extensive data on users. Google has been running an a...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Free streaming service Tubi plans to invest $100M on content in 2019, expand internationally
Free TV and movie streaming service Tubi is preparing to double down on content acquisitions this year, the company announced this morning. The service today offers over 12,000 movies and TV series, t...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch NYC Council questions tax breaks and economic impact of Amazon HQ2
Braving 20-degree weather, protesters crowded the steps of New York City Hall this morning with signs highlighting a crumbling MTA and rising tuition. Several held pro-union placards, while a man in a...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Apple bans Facebook Research app
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...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon partners with New York colleges on a cloud computing job training program
A day after Amazon detailed plans to fund computer science classes in New York area high schools, in an effort to expand its tech pipeline for its new HQ2 location in Queens, the company this morning ...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Foxconn pulls back on its $10 billion factory commitment
Well that didnt last long. In 2017, Foxconn announced the largest investment of a foreign company in the United States when it selected Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin for a new manufacturing facility. Butt...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Facebooks VPN app puts spotlight on kids consent
Facebook could face fresh scrutiny in Europe following aTechCrunch report on its use of a VPN app tomonitor people’s smartphone activity — including teenagers as young as 13. The Irish Dat...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Rebooted startup program WeWork Labs celebrates its one-year anniversary
It’s been just about a year since the relaunch of WeWork Labs, an accelerator-type program operating under the WeWork umbrella. Since then, it’s grown to 37 locations in 22 cities. And it&...
03:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch AT&Ts DirecTV Now is losing the cord cutters
AT&T’s live TV streaming service, DirecTV Now, is not doing so well. Along withAT&T’s fourth quarter earnings released this morning, the company reported a sizable loss of 267,000 ...
03:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Apple bans Facebooks Research app that paid users for data
In the wake of TechCrunch’s investigation yesterday, Apple blocked Facebook’s Research VPN app before the social network could voluntarily shut it down. The Research app asked users for ro...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch You can pre-order Meizus crazy phone with no port for $1,299
If youre interested in Meizus insane smartphone that doesnt have any port or button, you can now pre-order it on Indiegogo for $1,299. Supply is limited as the company is only selling 100 units for no...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Cosmic JS wants to simplify web development, so you can focus on content
If you are a web developer, you know how complex many of the traditional web content management systems have been. One of the big problems has been managing the underlying infrastructure for the syste...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Cosmic JS wants to simplify web development so you can focus on content
If you are a web developer, you know how complex many of the traditional web content management systems have been. One of the big problems has been managing the underlying infrastructure for the syste...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Indias largest bank SBI leaked account data on millions of customers
India’s largest bank has secured an unprotected server that allowed anyone to access financial information on millions of its customers, like bank balances and recent transactions. The server, h...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Sinemia drops ticket subscription prices, adds rollover feature
Sinemias ticket plans change about as often as box office receipts but at least they appear to be a bit of good news for customers. The movie subscription service, which has made a name for itself in...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch How business-to-business startups reduce inequality
Sibjeet Mahapatra Contributor Share on Twitter Sib Mahapatra first explored VR at Redfin. He is co-founder of Recess Labs and a Venture Fellow at Notation Capital, where he researches frontier tech in...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch American Airlines taps Apple Music for in-flight entertainment
American Airlines and Apple Music have closed a deal that would give passengers access to the full library of Apple Music songs on AA flights. Apple Music’s more than 50 million songs will be av...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch FabFitFun raises $80 million for its growing lifestyle brand
Nine years after launching its online magazine, and three years after diversifying into the subscription box business, FabFitFun has raised $80 million in a growth round of funding led by Kleiner Perk...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Alibabas growth slows to lowest in 3 years
China’s Alibaba continues to see slowing expansion in the latest quarter, but the e-commerce giant’s effort to spur new growth from new arenas have started to bear fruit. The Hangzhou-base...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Google is using 3D printers to re-create ancient artifacts
One of 3D printings biggest selling points has always been the ability to create objects that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to build with more traditional methods. A new collaboration bet...
12:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch AT&T misses on revenue for Q4 2018
AT&T just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2018. The company generated $47.99 billion in revenue with adjusted earnings per share of 86 cents that exclude special items. Wall...
11:18 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Amex blocks Curve as the fintech startup vows to fight anti-competitive decision
Well, that was short-lived: Just 36 hours after Curve, the London fintech that lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single Curve card, re-instated support for Amex, the feature has once ...
09:21 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch China continues 5G push despite economic slowdown and Huawei setbacks
China will fast-track the issuance of commercial licenses for 5G as part of a national plan to boost consumer spending, said a noticepublished this week by the National Development and Reform Commissi...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Wanna Kicks, a new AR app from Wannaby, lets you virtually try on your next pair of kicks
Wannaby, a startup out of Belarus that is building “AR commerce” experiences, has launched a beta of its latest app, which aims to make it easier to find the perfect sneakers. Dubbed ̶...
08:06 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Your smartphone may soon pack 1TB in storage thanks to Samsungs new memory chip
Sick of filling the limited space on your phone with apps, photos and videos?Sometime in the near future, your smartphone could ship with more thanone-terabyte (1TB) of internal storage and run 10 tim...
07:31 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Chat app Lines mobile payment service is getting its own Visa card
Brown, Cony and the gang are coming to a credit card near you in Japan. Line, the messaging app company behind the cute sticker characters, announced today that it is bringing its payment service to p...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Altice to acquire majority stake in OTT startup Molotov
Telecom company Altice is about to close a significant investment in French startup Molotov the two companies have entered into exclusive negotiations. While terms of the deal are undisclosed, Altice...
05:01 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch iRobots robotic lawnmower was 10 years in the making
Meet Terra, the latest product line from iRobot destined to be forever known as the Roomba for lawns. There are worse names, of course. After all, with the Roomba line, iRobot was able do what countle...
04:24 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Several top Pandora executives, including CEO Roger Lynch, will leave after its acquisition by SiriusXM
Pandora announced today that shareholders have approved its $3.5 billion acquisition by SiriusXM. After the transaction closes, several key Pandora executives will leave, including CEO Roger Lynch, ge...
12:02 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2019
Techcrunch Pinterest puts an IPO on its pinboard, hiring Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to lead an offering this year
Pinterest, the 11-year-old, San Francisco-based site known for the photos its users post about everything from wedding to beauty to art world trends, has hired Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase as lead...
11:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them
Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activ...
11:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Its time to pay serious attention to TikTok
If you haven’t been paying attention to TikTok, you haven’t been paying attention. The short-form video app hailing from Beijing’s ByteDance just had its biggest month ever with the ...
11:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Knotch raises $25M to help marketers collect data about their content
Knotch announced yesterday that it has raised $25 million in Series B funding. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, with NEA’s Hilarie Koplow-McAdams joining the Knotch board of direc...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Argo AI acquires permit to test autonomous vehicles in California
Argo AI, the self-driving car startup that burst onto the scene in 2017 with $1 billion in backing from Ford, has obtained a permit to test its autonomous vehicles in California. The permit, issued by...
10:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Apples global active install base of iPhones surpassed 900 million this quarter
It’s not surprising that Apple has a massive active install base of iPhones across the globe, but we now finally have an exact number to put behind it. During its Q1 earnings call, CFO Luca Maes...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook, Google and Twitter told to do more to fight fake news ahead of European elections
A first batch of monthly progress reports from tech giants and advertising companies on what they’re doing to help fight online disinformation have been published by the European Commission. Pla...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Apple is rethinking international iPhone pricing as revenues slip
When Apple lowered guidance on earnings earlier this month, it cited markets like China as a major factor in its disappointing numbers. Sure enough, when earnings hit today, things didnt look great, a...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Startup investors should consider revenue share when equity is a bad fit
Stepping back to take a look at the bigger picture of American entrepreneurship, it becomes apparent that equity is not the right fit for many businesses....
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Yep, iPhone revenue is down
Apples Q1 earnings are in, and things dont look too rosy the iPhone. Revenue for the handset has declined 15 percent year over year for the quarter. Its a pretty hefty drop for device thats been flyin...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Apple posts Q1 revenue decline with iPhone sales down 15 percent
Apple met its already-lowered expectations for its first earnings report of 2019, but the outlook isn’t too rosy as the gadget maker sees a major year-over-year decline in its cash cow iPhone bu...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Apples Q1 revenue declines with iPhone sales down 15%
Apple met its already-lowered expectations for its first earnings report of 2019, but the outlook isn’t too rosy as the gadget maker sees a major year-over-year decline in its cash cow iPhone bu...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch eBay beats in Q4 on sales of $2.9B and EPS of $0.71, but GMV of $24.6B is up only 1%
As eBay gets increasingpressure from activist shareholder Elliott Management to reform its business and turn it into a high-growth tech stock by overhauling its main Marketplace, refreshing management...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch EFF lawyer joins WhatsApp as privacy policy manager
In an effort to bolster its public credibility in the wake of a very rough year, Facebook is bringing a fierce former critic into the fold. Next month, longtime Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) co...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Data management giant Rubrik leaked a massive database of client data in security lapse
A server security lapse has exposed a massive database of customer information belonging to Rubrik, an IT security and cloud data management giant. The company pulled the server offline Tuesday within...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Data management giant Rubrik leaked a massive database of client data
A server security lapse has exposed a massive database of customer information belonging to Rubrik, an IT security and cloud data management giant. The company pulled the server offline Tuesday within...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Announcing TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on the future of mobility and transportation
Mobility is changing and the world with it. Technology is upending century-old establishments, creating new lifestyles and routines. Regions across the globe are trying to replicate Silicon Valley, bu...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Slack now has more than 10 million daily active users
As Slack reportedly readies itself for an entry to the public markets, the high-flying startup is ready to brag a little bit about what it has accomplished in the past year. In a blog post, the compan...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch State Farm sponsors popular Fortnite streamer DrLupo
DrLupo, one of the biggest names and most recognizable voices in Fortnite streaming, has closed a sponsorship deal with State Farm. Bejanmin “DrLupo” Lupo has nearly 3 million Twitch follo...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Apple partners with Aetna to launch health app leveraging Apple Watch data
In its clearest move yet to woo the healthcare industry, Apple has collaborated with the health insurance provider Aetna to launch a new app called Attain that uses Apple Watch data to provide a windo...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Mozilla streamlines Firefox tracker blocking controls
Mozilla has rolled out what it bills as enhanced and simplified controls for Firefox users to manage how they block trackers. An update to its browser software, released today, offers a redesigned int...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Gmail on mobile gets a fresh coat of Material Design paint
Gmail on mobile will soon get a new look. Google today announced that its mobile email apps for iOS and Android are getting a redesign that is in line with the company’s recent Material Design u...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Figmas design and prototyping tool gets new enterprise collaboration features
Figma, the design and prototyping tool that aims to offer a web-based alternative to similar tools from the likes of Adobe, is launching a few new features today that will make the service easier to u...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Apple unveils new in-store sessions covering photography, Garage Band, health and more
Apple is launching 58 new Today at Apple sessions to beef up its in-store education offerings for people who want to explore Apple’s products. The sessions, which cover video, photography, acces...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch IBM builds a more diverse million-face dataset to help reduce bias in AI
Encoding biases into machine learning models, and in general into the constructs we refer to as AI, is nearly inescapable but we can sure do better than we have in past years. IBM is hoping that a ne...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch IBM builds a more diverse million-face data set to help reduce bias in AI
Encoding biases into machine learning models, and in general into the constructs we refer to as AI, is nearly inescapable but we can sure do better than we have in past years. IBM is hoping that a ne...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Report: Apples video streaming service to launch this spring
Apple’s new streaming service is poised to launch this spring, according toThe Information, citing three unnamed sources. Tucked away in a report about Amazon’s plans to dial down its effo...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: FaceTime bug allows eavesdropping
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...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Darkstore raises $7.5 million Series A round for its same-day fulfillment center
Darkstore, a technology-driven fulfillment solution for companies like Nike and others, has raised a $7.5 million Series A round. With the additional funding in hand, Darkstore plans to expand its ful...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Nvidias Quadro Virtual Workstations are now available on Azure
Nvidia today announced that its Quadro Virtual Machine Workstation(vWS) is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The promise of the Quadro vWS it to allow businesses to run high-end graphi...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Sam Altmans Science Camp
You’d think that through Y Combinator‘s many initiatives — in person and online — the popular accelerator program would have its bases covered when it comes to creating and gro...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Rules to rein in ride-hailing apps coming to Barcelona
Catalonia’s regional government in Spain has agreed new rules to regulate the vehicle for hire (VTCs) sector that will require ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify to substantially cha...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Waze expands its Bluetooth beacons to New York City to end GPS signal blackouts
Drivers in New York City will soon be able to use Waze and other navigation apps in places like tunnels or bridges where it’s common to lose a GPS signal. The new capability is courtesy of sma...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Alphabet-backed Medicare Advantage startup Clover Health raises $500M
Despite a number of well-publicized hiccups, venture capitalists are betting another $500 million on health insurance provider Clover Health, TechCrunch has learned. ...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch The key number to look out for when Apple drops its Q1 earnings report later today
Apple, the company formerly known by its trillion-dollar market cap, will be reporting its holiday quarter Q1 2019 earnings today and it may just have the health of the global markets riding on how th...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch FanAI buys Waypoint Media to better track fan engagement for streaming monetization
FanAI, an audience analysis platform for eSports and streaming, is buying New York-based Waypoint Media to improve its analytics tools for eSports players and streamers. The deal means that Waypoint&#...
03:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Apple makes its first Sundance buy with coming-of-age film Hala from Jada Pinkett Smith
Amazon made its first deal at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on Monday, with its acquisition of the global rights to a coming-of-age drama, Hala. The film,written and directed by Minhal Baig, and exe...
03:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Huawei disappointed, denies charges
The long-simmering battle between the U.S. government and Huawei heated up last night when the U.S. DOJ announced that it is pursuing criminal charges against the Chinese hardware maker. Huawei has, u...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Regulatory demands for better data governance push Collibras valuation above $1 billion
What could Google’s parent company Alphabet, and the wealth management office of the likes of Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, understand better than the need for a service to m...
03:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Home improvement platform Houzz lays off 180, reportedly gears up for public listing
Houzz has built a $4 billion business on the back of a platform and marketplace that lets you plan and execute home improvement projects. But as the startup gears up for its next phase of growth, it i...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch SAP job cuts prove harsh realities of enterprise transformation
As traditional enterprise companies like IBM, Oracle and SAP try to transform into more modern cloud companies, they are finding that making that transition, while absolutely necessary, could require ...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon to fund computer science classes in over 130 NYC high schools
Following Amazon’s decision to set up one of its new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, the company announced this morning a plan to fund computer science classes in over 130 New York Cit...
02:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Starting with data centers, Carbon Relay is slashing energy costs and emissions using AI
Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn International is backing Carbon Relay, a Boston-based startup emerging from stealth today, that’s harnessing the algorithms used by companies like Facebook and...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Unity acquires Vivox, which powers voice chat in Fortnite and League of Legends
Game engine maker Unity believes voice communications are going to grow to become a critical part of gaming across platforms and it’s buying one of the top companies in the space to bolster what...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Casper announces the Glow a portable, sleep-friendly light
Over the past few years, mattress company Casper has expanded its product lineup to include everything from dog beds to nap pillows. (It’s also opened its own nap store.) The latest addition: th...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch YC-backed Oxygen raises seed to bring digital banking to freelancers
Few things are easy in our financial system if you dont have regular employment. Its hard to prove (regular) income, which makes applying for a credit card or personal loan much more difficult and tim...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Petal raises $30m from Valar to bank the unbanked with credit cards
Credit cards are a relatively new invention that have entered into something of an innovation rut. Reward programs seem stale, mobile apps remain mired in early-2000s UX paradigms, and all too often, ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Verbit raises $23M for its transcription service
Verbit, a transcription startup with offices in Tel Aviv and New York, today announced that it has raised a $23 million Series A round led by Viola Ventures. Vertex Ventures, HV Ventures, Oryzn Capita...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Timescale announces $15M investment and new enterprise version of TimescaleDB
It’s a big day for Timescale, makers of the open source time series database, TimescaleDB. The company announced a $15 million investment and a new enterprise version of the product. The investm...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Aiming to change the way people take medicine, Lyndra Therapeutics raises $55 million
A little over two years after Lyndra Therapeutics Inc. first unveiled its technology for time-delayed drug delivery through a simple pill, the company has raised $55 million to continue developing the...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Most of the Fortune 100 still use flawed software that led to the Equifax breach
Almost two years after Equifax’s massive hack, the majority of Fortune 500 companies still aren’t learning the lessons of using vulnerable software. In the last six months of 2018, two-thi...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Verizon reports mixed results for Q4 2018
Verizon (TechCrunchs parent company) just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2018. The company generated $34.3 billion in revenue with an adjusted EPS of $1.12 that excludes specia...
11:55 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Alibabas alternative to the app store reaches 230M daily users
WeChat isn’t the only one doubling down on lite apps. Ever since China’s messaging titan introduced “mini programs” two years ago, a handful of its peers including Alibaba and ...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Researchers find a new malware-friendly hosting site after a spike in attacks
Security researchers have traced a recent spike in FormBook infections to a new file-hosting service that’s been billed as a place for hackers to host their malware. Deep Insight analysts say in...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Entrepreneur First eyes further Asia growth to build its global network of founders
British startup venture builder Entrepreneur First is eying additional expansion in Asia, where its operation is now as large as it is in Europe, as it expands its reach in 2019. But, despite serving ...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch TrueLayers Payments API lets companies accept payments through Open Banking
Open Banking and PSD2 — groundbreaking regulation from the U.K. and European Union, respectively — set out to fix what politicians and civil servants perceived as a malfunctioning financia...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Apple disables group calling in FaceTime in response to eavesdropping bug
Apple has disabled the group calling feature within its FaceTime calling service while it works on a patch to fixa nasty bug that allows eavesdropping. Apple’s status page shows that group calli...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch To fight election meddling, Googles cyber unit Jigsaw extends its anti-DDoS protections to European politicos
Jigsaw, the cybersecurity-focused division owned by Google parent Alphabet, is now allowing political organizations in Europe to sign up for itsanti-web-flooding technology for free. Until now, the fr...
06:13 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch WeWork could challenge Starbucks in China with new on-demand service
The rise of Starbucks in China, like that in the west, is closely linked to its function as a “third space” for people to hang out between home and work. In recent years, a bevy of coffee ...
04:54 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Southeast Asias Grab is adding Netflix-like video streaming to its ride-hailing app
Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm thanks to its acquisition of Uber’s local business last year. Its biggest competitor gone, the company is on a push to go beyond transport an...
04:17 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch 5 years after its Oculus investment, A16Z leads a new VR startups $68M Series A
Sandbox’s magic happens in a largely empty room. The gear mounted onto the walls (VR headsets, PC backpacks, and tracked toy assault rifles) gives more than a little indication that there’...
04:08 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Fortnites login and game are down
Fortnite is currently down for many players. The Twitter account for the Epic Games title, now the most popular video game in the world, confirmed the problem, tweeting Were aware that players are exp...
04:08 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Fortnites login and game are down [Update: its back]
Update:Fortnite is back up, with the game and all other features operational. We have recovered. We will continue to monitor the situation to catch any further problems. Fortnite (@FortniteGame) Janu...
01:52 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Rep. Ocasio-Cortez calls out big tech on climate change controversy
The newly minted social media star congresswoman is wasting no time in tearing into tech companies. In a recent letter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Maine representative Chellie Pingree in calling ...
01:40 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Wellness startup Hims enters the unicorn club with $100M investment
Men and women's wellness startup Hims has raised $100 million on a $1 billion pre-money valuation....
01:32 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Nasty FaceTime bug could allow others to eavesdrop on your microphone or camera
You might want to turn off FaceTime for a few days. A newly discovered bug in iOS allows FaceTime callers to listen in before you accept the call. Word of the bug started spreading this morning after ...
12:55 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram outage forces millions to look directly at the world for nearly half an hour
Photo-sharing app and social network Instagram was briefly taken offline on Monday afternoon, causing nothing of consequence to occur other than a brief respite from one source of the constant deluge ...
10:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Former Munchery employees sue company, blame CEO for shutdown
A former Munchery employee is demanding wages in a new lawsuit and more former employees speak out....
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch U.S. announces criminal charges against Huawei, seeks to extradite its CFO
In a joint press event today, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that it is pursuing criminal charges against Chinese mobile giant Huawei. Following a story from The Wall Street Journal earlier t...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch US announces criminal charges against Huawei, seeks to extradite its CFO
In a press event today, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that it is pursuing criminal charges against Chinese mobile giant Huawei. Following a story from The Wall Street Journal earlier this mo...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Screen time inhibits toddler development, study finds
In news that will surprise few but still alarm many, a study has found that kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests. The apparent expla...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Los Angeles is using ride-hailing startup Via to shuttle people to public transit
Los Angeles is partnering with on-demand shuttle-based service Via as part of a pilot program that will give people rides to three busy public transit stations. The pilot program, which launched Monda...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch California moves toward healthcare for more, not yet healthcare for all
It was way easier for candidate Gavin Newsom to endorsesingle-payer healthcarecoverage for everyone than it is now for Gov. Newsom to deliver it....
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook drafts a proposal describing how its new content review board will work
In November, Facebook announced a new plan that would revamp how the company makes content policy decisions on its social network — it will begin to pass off to an independent review board some ...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch App Store developers have earned $120 billion since 2008
Apple is kicking off the Entrepreneur Camp in Cupertino. Eleven female-founded app development companies have been invited to Cupertino for multiple workshops and meetings with Apple employees, and Ap...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Porsche Taycan owners will get three years free charging at hundreds of Electrify America stations
Owners of the upcoming Porsche Taycan will get three years of free charging at hundreds of Electrify America public stations that will blanket the U.S. in the coming months. And in many cases, that wi...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch AirBuddy brings iOS-style AirPod integration to the Mac
iOS is easily one of the best things AirPods have going for them. Flip open the cap and, boom, there are the headphones and case, each sporting their respective battery levels. Pairing AirPods to your...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Sapphire Ventures bets big on esports and entertainment with new $115M fund
Sapphire Ventures launches a dedicated sports and entertainment fund as investment in esports skyrockets. ...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Apple spent $60 billion with American suppliers in 2018
Apple has released an update on its spending in the U.S. According to the company, Apple is now working with 9,000 different companies in the U.S. Those companies mostly work on hardware components an...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Dropbox acquires HelloSign
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...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Apple could be working on gaming subscription service
Apple is slowly building a lineup of content subscriptions. According to a report from Cheddar, Apple may also be working on a gaming subscription. Alex Heath managed to get five people to talk about ...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Kite raises $17M for its AI-driven code completion tool
Kite, a San Francisco-based startup that uses machine learning to build what is essentially a very smart code-completion tool, today announced that it has raised a $17 million funding round. The round...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Will the iPod return in 2019?
I get a little giddy at the notion of another iPod. Its almost entirely nostalgic, of course. And Apple long ago abandoned my own favorite, the definitely dea iPod Classic. The touch, on the other han...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas social credit system wont tell you what you can do right
For the past few years, China has been rolling out a Black Mirror/Harry Potter-esque social rating policy known as the Social Credit System (SCS). Far from just a credit score in the financial sense, ...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Tickets are almost sold out for the TechCrunch Winter Party buy yours before theyre gone
On February 8, less than two weeks from today, the cream of the Bay Areas early-stage startup community will descend on Galvanize to celebrate everything great and small about tech startups at the 2nd...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Apples new developer guidelines signal that scammy subscription apps time is up
Apple is sending out a message to app developers: stop tricking users into subscriptions. The company updated its guidelines for mobile developers to more clearly spell out what is and what is not all...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch As it raises new cash, Recharge adds homes to its supply of on-demand spaces
Recharge, the business which got its start pitching pay-as-you-go rentals of unused hotel rooms, is adding private homes to its inventory of spaces — offering the first 100 signups in cities whe...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas smartphone shipments dropped 14 percent in 2018
Smartphone numbers are down all over but things look especially stark in China these days. Tim Cook cited softened demand in the worlds largest smartphone market as a key factor in its lowered guidan...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Nvidia significantly lowers revenue guidance
Nvidia cant stop falling. The company has cut its guidance for its upcoming earnings report. The company expects to generate $2.2 billion instead of $2.7 billion as it had previously announced. Thats ...
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch The new Parsley Health Center in NYC doesnt feel like a doctors office
Parsley Health has just opened a new, fully redesigned space on Fifth Avenue in New York City, marking the first true Parsley Health Center. Since launch, the startup has been operating out of clinics...
02:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch After seizing a major DDoS-for-hire site, Europol goes after its users
Last year, Europol and its many law enforcement partners took down and seized webstresser.org, one of the most notorious “booter” sites for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) a...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Rokus la carte premium subscriptions arrive today, but without HBO
Earlier this month, Roku announced it would soon begin selling subscriptions to premium video services directly from its own TV and movies hub, The Roku Channel. Today, those subscriptions are going l...
02:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch As Clegg appears in Brussels, Facebook tightens controls on political ads, opens Dublin control center ahead of European elections
Facebook continues to feel the heat over its role in how people communicate — and more importantly, miscommunicate — globally, so today in Europe it redoubled its efforts to counter critic...
02:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch As Clegg appears in Brussels, Facebook tightens controls on political ads
Facebook continues to feel the heat over its role in how people communicate — and more importantly, miscommunicate — globally, so today in Europe it redoubled its efforts to counter critic...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Lack of transparency in healthcare startups risks another Theranos implosion
Are more Theranos -style scandals looming for investors in healthcare startups? A team of researchers associated with the Meta Research Innovation Center at Stanfordthinks so. They’ve published ...
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Scribd has more than 1M paying subscribers
Subscription ebook and audiobook service Scribd says it’s grown to more than 1 million subscribers. It still has a long way to go before reaching the heights of Netflix (nearly 150 million subsc...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Dropbox snares HelloSign for $230M, gets workflow and eSignature
Dropbox announced today that it has purchased HelloSign, a company that provides lightweight document workflow and eSignature services. The company paid a hefty $230 million for the privilege. Dropbox...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Dropbox snares HelloSign for $230M, gets workflow and e-signature
Dropbox announced today that it intends to purchaseHelloSign, a company that provides lightweight document workflow and e-signature services. The company paid a hefty $230 million for the privilege. D...
12:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Contentsquare, the digital experience insights platform, raises $60M Series C
Contentsquare, the cloud-based software that helps businesses understand how and why users are interacting with their app, mobile and web sites, has raised $60 million in further funding. Leading the ...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Singapore says personal details of 14,200 HIV patients were posted online
For the second time inside a year, private health information belonging to people in Singapore has been compromised. Following a hack disclosed last summer that affected the patient records of up to 1...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Curve, the all-your-cards-in-one app, adds support for Amex
Curve, the London fintech that lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending, has added support for Amex cards. In effect the f...
08:17 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Naspers takes full control of Russian classifieds site Avito in $1.16B deal
South African internet conglomerate Naspers is best known for backing Chinese tech giant Tencent, but it also operates a vast network of online classifieds businesses. That network just got a little l...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Monzo teams up with Flux to add itemised receipts and loyalty points
Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank that now boasts 1.5 million current account customers, has partnered with fintech startup Flux to bring itemised receipts and loyalty points to its banking app. Due to ...
07:42 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Google and IAB ad category lists show massive leakage of highly intimate data, GDPR complaint claims
Male impotence, substance abuse, right-wing politics, left-wing politics, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, mental health. Those are just a few of the advertising labels that Google’s adtec...
06:02 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas Didi teams up with state-owned BAIC to deepen electric vehicle push
Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing startup which claims over 550 million registered users, is deepening its focus on electric vehicles after it announced a joint venture with BAIC, a sta...
05:09 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2019
Techcrunch BuzzFeed employees demand it pay out earned PTO to all laid-off U.S. staffers
A group of current and former BuzzFeed employees are asking the company to pay out paid time off to all recently laid-off staff. In response, Lenke Taylor, BuzzFeeds human resources lead, said it want...
07:57 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung is ditching plastic packaging
Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will replace plastic packaging used for its bevy of products from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances and wearables with paper and otherenvironmentally sust...
04:57 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2019
Techcrunch BMW, Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover invest in roadside assistance startup Urgently
Urgently, the roadside assistance startup that connects car owners who need help with tow truck and other services, has raised $21 million in a Series B round that includes the venture arms of BMW, Po...
02:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2019
Techcrunch Too few cybersecurity professionals is a gigantic problem for 2019
Robert Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of AllegisCyber, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a cybersecurity start...
02:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2019
Techcrunch A simple data analysis disproves the argument for building a border wall
Ken Miller Contributor Ken Miller is an investor, writer and advisor to several technology companies and venture capital firms. Previously he was an executive at PayPal and Intuit, and early advisor t...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2019
Techcrunch The new Two Minutes Hate
You see it first on Facebook or Twitter. Something contemptible: an image, or a video, or a tweet. One accompanied by a furious, snarky caption, highlighting just how awful and unacceptable it is, a d...
11:54 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch Without proof, is Huawei really a national security threat?
It’s Huawei vs. the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe and Japan. It’s almost as if the world’s biggest surveillance superpowers don’t want Huaw...
11:54 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch Without proof, is Huawei still a national security threat?
It’s Huawei vs. the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe and Japan. It’s almost as if the world’s biggest surveillance superpowers don’t want Huaw...
10:53 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch What (we think) we know about the Samsung Galaxy S10
The Galaxy S10 will be revealed at an event in San Francisco on February 20. This much we know for sure. Samsung sent out invites for the event sporting a giant number a few weeks back. Its clear the ...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Fyre Festival docs shine light on a social media-fueled disaster
Netflix and Hulu have each released their own documentaries about the infamous Fyre Festival, and the hard-working hosts of the Original Content podcast have watched both of them. We’re joined t...
08:54 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch How have tariffs impacted robotics?
In July, Tim Cook met Donald Trump in the Oval Office to deliver a simple message. “Our view on tariffs is that they show up as a tax on the consumer and end up resulting in lower economic growt...
08:21 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch Has the fight over privacy changed at all in 2019?
Few issues divide the tech community quite like privacy. Much of Silicon Valleys wealth has been built on data-driven advertising platforms, and yet, there remain constant concerns about the invasiven...
06:37 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch One-quarter of jobs are at high-risk of being automated
No one will be entirely safe from automation in the future, but according to a new study out of the Brookings Institute, around 25 percent of U.S. jobs are at high risk. Its a stark bit of foreshadowi...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch The facts about Facebook
This is a critical reading ofFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s article in the WSJ on Thursday, also entitled The Facts About Facebook. Yes Mark, you’re right; Facebook turns 15 next month...
05:53 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch Where seed and early-stage funding is growing, contracting or holding steady
While Silicon Valley remains ground central for hobnobbing with investors, the common wisdom goes, early-stage funding stretches much further elsewhere....
04:37 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch The state of the foldable
Youd be forgiven for being cynical. Ive been seeing foldable display concepts for as long as Ive been attending tech trade shows (which, quite frankly, is longer than I care to mention). Big names lik...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2019
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Is Munchery the Fyre Festival of startups?
Munchery goes under, a new podcast documents the Theranos saga, experts explain direct listings and more....
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch The Predictive Index brings in $50M to help businesses create winning teams
Silicon Valley VC firm General Catalyst has led the round and says it's the largest first check they've ever written a company....
11:13 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch BioWares ambitious Anthem is off to a rough start as players bring servers to their knees
The gaming world is excited to playAnthem, BioWare's answer to Destiny and other big-budget online shooters but an exclusive preview weekend for the mech-flying game has struggled to get off the grou...
08:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Tinder agrees to settle age discrimination lawsuit
Tinder recently agreed to settle a $23 million class-action age discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed last April in California, alleged Tinder charged people over 30 years old twice the amount fo...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Trump agrees to reopen the federal government through mid-February
On Friday, President Trump announced his intentions to back off of his demand for border wall funding, allowing the federal government to reopen for three weeks through February 15. The president tout...
08:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Pentagon stands by finding of no conflict of interest in JEDI RFP process
A line in a new court filing by the Department of Defense suggests that it might reopen the investigation into a possible conflict of interest in the JEDI contract RFP process involving a former AWS e...
08:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch New iPad mini and entry-level iPad are around the corner
Apple has registered new iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission reference database. The Moscow-based commission keeps a product database pretty much like the FCC in the U.S. And it sounds lik...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Facebook is shutting down Moments
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...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Airbnb acquires Denmarks Gaest to expand in bookings for meetings and offsites
Airbnb, now valued upwards of $30 billion and inching to an IPO possibly as early as this year, has made an acquisition to continue to diversify its revenues beyond basic booking services for overnigh...
04:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Metroid Prime 4 development was going so badly, Nintendo is starting over
For all those wondering why we havent heard much out of out the Metroid Prime 4 camp since the title was announced at E3 2017 (with an admittedly underwhelming trailer), Nintendo just offered a surpri...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook to encrypt Instagram messages ahead of integration with WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger
Facebook is planning to roll out end-to-endencryption forInstagram messages, as part of a broader integration effort across the company’s messaging platforms, includingWhatsApp and Facebook Mess...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Crypto wallet BRD raises $15M for Asian expansion
Mobile cryptocurrency wallet BRD is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The funding comes from SBI Crypto Investment, a subsidiary of Japanese financial services company SBI...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch HMD Nokia phones are coming to Verizon, Cricket and Rogers
The North American market can be a tough one to crack for a number of reasons, not the least of which is consumers continued reliance on carriers. Without their distribution channels, most handset mak...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Vodafone pauses Huawei network supply purchases in Europe
Huawei had a very good 2018, and its likely to have a very good 2019, as well. But theres one little thing that keeps putting a damper on the hardware makers global expansion plans. The U.S. and Canad...
02:31 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Meet the little-known Chinese WiFi startup that rubs shoulders with WeChat and Alipay
A service that connects people to WiFi hotspots for free turned out to be one of China’s most popular apps, nestling in the top ranks with Tencent’s WeChat messenger and Alibaba’s di...
02:31 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Meet the little-known Chinese Wi-Fi startup that rubs shoulders with WeChat and Alipay
A service that connects people to Wi-Fi hotspots for free turned out to be one of China’s most popular apps, nestling in the top ranks with Tencent’s WeChat messenger and Alibaba’s d...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Scooters 2.0, Munchery ghosts, and solving contraceptive deserts
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the gang back together with our own Connie Loizos at th...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Scooters 2.0, Munchery ghosts and solving contraceptive deserts
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the gang back together with our own Connie Loizos at th...
10:15 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Lydia launches shared accounts for its mobile payment app
French startup Lydia now lets you share your Lydia sub-accounts with other people. The company wants to make it easier to manage money when youre traveling with friends, sharing an apartment with some...
04:35 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Theranos documentary review: The Inventors horrifying optimism
A blood-splattered Theranos machine nearly pricks an employee struggling to fix it. This gruesome graphical rendering is what youll walk away from HBOs The Inventor with. It finally gives a visual to ...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Go-Jek makes first close of $2 billion round at $9.5 billion valuation
Southeast Asia-based ride-sharing firm Go-Jek is making progress with its plan to raise up to $2 billion in fresh capital to fund its battle with close rival Grab . Indonesia-headquartered Go-Jek has ...
01:37 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Ultima Thule shows its lumps in latest images from New Horizons flyby
The rendezvous between the New Horizons probe and the distant object known as Ultima Thule was an historic moment, but after the mind-blowing imagery the craft sent back from Pluto, you could be forgi...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch Hidden screen in iOS 12.2 beta hints at AirPods that can handle Hey Siri
It’s a weird quirk of the current generation of AirPods: they support Siri, but only if you double-tap one of the earbuds first. Unlike with iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and HomePods, you can&#...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2019
Techcrunch StarCraft II-playing AI AlphaStar takes out pros undefeated
Losing to the computer in StarCraft has been a tradition of mine since the first game came out in 1998. Of course, the built-in “AI” is trivial for serious players to beat, and for years r...
11:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Lightning Motorcycles is taking reservations for its $12,998 electric motorcycle
A teaser image of headlights plus a few details about the upcoming electric Strike motorcycle from Lightning Motorcycles was apparently too much for some to bear. The company, prompted byan unexpected...
10:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Cannabis startup Caliva raises $75M from former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz and Joe Montana
San Jose cannabis company Caliva is proving that weed’s still hot, even as some markets cool off. The company is announcing a $75 million round of investment that includes participation from for...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Asian food delivery startup Chowbus raises $4M
Greycroft PartnersandFJ Labs have led the round, with participation fromHyde Park AngelsandFika Ventures....
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Smartphones are about to get more interesting, but is it enough to drive growth?
Smartphone numbers are down. In 2018, global shipments dropped 3 percent, and while the long-promised arrival of 5G will help numbers get back into the black, IDC predicts that even then growth will b...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Swarm Technologies raises $25M to deploy its own 150-satellite constellation
Swarm Technologies is one of several companies looking to populate low Earth orbit with communications satellites, setting itself apart with the sheer smallness of its devices and of course with the ...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Massive mortgage and loan data leak gets worse as original documents also exposed
Remember that massive data leak of mortgage and loan data we reported on Wednesday? In case you missed it, millions of documents were found leaking after an exposed Elasticsearch server was found with...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Why the worlds first smart highway will most likely be in China
Chinas fast-paced growth has resulted in it being one of the most extremely flexible nations in terms of technological integration into existing infrastructure. ...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Going long on LA, India, AI, and tech infrastructure March Capital raises $300 million
March Capital Partners, the Los Angeles-based venture capital firm, has raised $300 million for its latest fund. It’s another indicator that the Los Angeles technology ecosystem is coming of age...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Going long on LA, India, AI and tech infrastructure March Capital raises $300 million
March Capital Partners, the Los Angeles-based venture capital firm, has raised $300 million for its latest fund. It’s another indicator that the Los Angeles technology ecosystem is coming of age...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Intel shares drop 6% after delivering poor guidance for Q1
Intel shares are down 6 percent after-hours after the company announced a rare revenue miss in its Q4 earnings report and lower-than-expected Q1 guidance. The company reported a Non-GAAP EPS of $1.28 ...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Intel shares drop 6% after delivering poor Q1 guidance
Intel shares are down 6 percent after-hours after the company announced a rare revenue miss in its Q4 earnings report and lower-than-expected Q1 guidance. The company reported a Non-GAAP EPS of $1.28 ...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Whim, the all-in-one mobility app for ride sharing, public transit, and rentals is coming to the US
MaaS Global, the company behind the all-in-one mobility app Whim, which offers a subscription service for public transportation, ride-sharing, bike rentals, scooter rentals, taxis, or car rentals will...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Whim, the all-in-one mobility app for ridesharing, public transit and rentals is coming to the US
MaaS Global, the company behind the all-in-one mobility app Whim, which offers a subscription service for public transportation, ridesharing, bike rentals, scooter rentals, taxis or car rentals, will ...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Parse.lys new feature helps writers find topics that are (relatively) under-covered
Okay, I’ll admit it: Sometimes, I write stories because I think they’re going to be popular. And sometimes, those stories fall flat anyway. It makes sense both on a cosmic level, because ...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook is shutting down Moments. Heres how to save all your photos
Facebook Moments, the standalone mobile app designed to let users privately share photos and videos, is shutting down next month. Facebook confirmed that app’s services will end February 25. Fac...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook is shutting down Moments; heres how to save all your photos
Facebook Moments, the standalone mobile app designed to let users privately share photos and videos, is shutting down next month. Facebook confirmed the app’s services will end February 25. Face...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Vangst just raised $10 million to plug more people into the fast-growing cannabis industry
People are increasingly interested in finding a way to participate in the cannabis industry, and for good reason. It’s growing like a weed (yes, we said it). According to a San Francisco-based r...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Tradeshift says its seen a huge drop in UK transactions amid Brexit uncertainty
The UK is experiencing a significant and drastic fall in the volume of business-to-business transactions, according to the CEO of one of the worlds largest B2B payments and supply chain logistics plat...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Rory Stirling, ex-BGF Ventures, has joined London seed VC Connect Ventures
When BGF Ventures, the London-based early-stage venture fund of BGF, had a change in “strategy” in early 2018, seeing partners Harry Briggs, Rory Stirling and Wendy Tan White step down, it...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch MoviePass says its bringing back an unlimited movie plan
It may be hard to remember, but MoviePass once offered a relatively straightforward value proposition for a monthly subscription fee, you could watch as many movies as you want. Now it sounds like a ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Apple finally brings Microsoft Office to the Mac App Store, and there is much rejoicing
That slow clap you hear spreading around the internet today could be due to the fact that Apple has finally added Microsoft Office to the Mac App Store. The package will include Word, Excel, PowerPoin...
05:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Online storytelling community Wattpad launches its own publishing arm, Wattpad Books
Wattpad, an online community for original fiction whose stories have been turned into streaming hits like Netflix’s “The Kissing Booth,” is now turning its eyes to publishing. The co...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft acquires Citus Data
Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Citus Data, a company that focused on making PostgreSQL database faster and more scalable. Citus’ open sourcePostgreSQL extension essentially turns...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch With cybersecurity threats looming, the government shutdown is putting America at risk
Putting political divisions and affiliations aside, the government partially shutting down for the third time over the last year is extremely worrisome, particularly when considering its impact on the...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch AWS launches Neo-AI, an open-source tool for tuning ML models
AWS isn’t exactly known as an open-source powerhouse, but maybe change is in the air. Amazon’s cloud computing unit today announced the launch of Neo-AI, a new open-source project under th...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch How Jyve secretly raised $35M & built a $400M retail gig economy
What if instead of just accepting Uber rides, gig workers could pick from higher paying skilled tasks around town like stocking shelves, checking inventory, or driving a forklift at a local grocer? Wh...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager
Google today announced that it has partnered with Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony’s visual effects and animation studio, to launch OpenCue, an open source render manager. OpenCuedoesn’t han...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open-source VFX render manager
Google today announced that it has partnered with Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony’s visual effects and animation studio, to launch OpenCue, an open-source render manager. OpenCuedoesn’t han...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Google launches new certification courses for cloud developers and engineers
Google today announced the launch of four new certifications and training programs for cloud developers and engineers: Professional Cloud Developer,Professional Cloud Network Engineer (beta) and Profe...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Kustomer nabs $35M to take on Zendesk and Salesforce with its Slack-like approach to CRM
Salesforce today dominates the world of CRM with its cloud-based, wide-ranging portfolio of software as a service. Now, a company founded by one of its alums thinks it can take it on with a more moder...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch After an abrupt shutdown, Muncherys small business vendors are the ones picking up the bill
Five small businesses are collateral damage after a well-funded startup failed to overcome the brutal economics of the central kitchen model....
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch SoundCloud co-founder and chief product officer, EricWahlforss, is leaving
SoundCloud’s EricWahlforss is stepping away from the music and podcast streaming platform he co-founded after more than a decade at the company, most recently in the chief product officer role. ...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Trust & Will closes first electronic will in the US (plus $2m investment)
No one likes to think about death (least of all startup founders), but wills, trusts and estate planning are crucial for ensuring that your material assets get passed to whatever people or organizatio...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Huawei aims for top smartphone spot, with or without the US market
Last year, Huawei marked a notable bright spot in an otherwise flagging smartphone market. It was a remarkable rise for the handset maker, given the slowing pace of sales in China, not to mention the ...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Mixtape podcast: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and that meme life
Tiana Kara, the head of partnerships and growth at #builtbygirls, joins us this week to talk about the organization, which connects girls and women between the ages of 15 and 22 with mentors of all st...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Hilton and Netflix partner on in-room streaming, controlled through Hiltons own app
While many hotel chains offer Netflix on their TVs as a courtesy for their guests, Hilton and Netflix this morning announced a first-of-a-kind partnership that will give Hilton’s guests the abil...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Luna Display updates its video engine for faster performance
Astro, the company behind Luna Display and Astropad, is releasing a major software update that will drastically improve performance. According to the companys own testing, you should expect as much as...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Apple shrinks its autonomous car team
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...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch The Rodecaster Pro gets multitrack recording next month
As a frequent podcast host/producer/editor, I found very few things to quibble with when I reviewed Rode Microphones Rodcaster Pro. There was, however, one very big issue: multitrack recording. For al...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Alphabets healthcare subsidiary Verily is expanding its startup investment program
Verily Life Sciences,the healthcare subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is expanding the investment and collaboration program — called Partner Space — that it launched i...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Top 10 U.S. subscription video apps pulled in $1.3B last year, a 62% increase from 2017
Subscriptions are booming on the app stores, and particularly subscription video apps thanks to the growing number of cord cutters who are choosing to stream their TV shows and movies, instead of payi...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch A brand called Liquid Death wants to sell mountain water to the cool kids
Inventive packaging is more crucial than ever when it come to launching a new brand into a world already clogged with every product imaginable. Think, for example, of the sugary energy drinks that beg...
03:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Another port-free phone emerges
In the future everything will be a screen. Glasses, hats, shoes, windows. Youll turn on the faucet and bath in screens. Sure, most of us have, at best, a love-hate relationship with the things, but we...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Postmates brings on two new execs from Pinterest
Postmates has made two new hires, both of which hail from Pinterest, in the form of Eric Edge and Andreas Lieber. Edge joins Postmates as the SVP of Brand & Communications while Lieber joins as SV...
02:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Blue Prism to issue $130M in stock to raise new funds
Just this morning robotic process automation (RPA) firm, Blue Prism, announced enhancements to its platform. A little later the company, which went public on the London Stock Exchange in 2016, announc...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S10 leak shows headphone jack, dual hole-punch camera
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is slowly being revealed through unofficial means. Several leaks have revealed key details and the latest report is the most detailed yet. According to All About Samsung, the up...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Verizons unlimited data carrier Visible starts selling iPhones, announces Android compatibility
When Verizon stealthily launched a new startup called Visible last year, it operated under a bring-your-own-device model to sign up, you needed to already have an unlocked iPhone, and Visible would s...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Humio raises $9M Series A for its real-time log analysis service
Humio, a startup that provides a real-time log analysis service for on-premises and cloud infrastructures, today announced that it has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Accel. It previously ra...
12:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Blue Prism looks to partners to expand robotic process automation with AI
Blue Prismhelped coin the term robotic process automation (RPA) when the company was founded back in 2001 to help companies understand the notion of automating mundane business processes. Today, it...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch WhatsApp Business app adds customer service features to its desktop and web apps
A year ago, Facebook-owned WhatsApp officially introduced its standalone app aimed at small business customers. Today, the WhatsApp Business app has grown to reach 5 million business customers, the co...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch The Plankk launches mobile app providing fitness classes from influencers
Leveraging years of building out white-labeled fitness applications for the health and wellness spokesmodels made Instagram famous, wellness startup, Plankk, is now launching a digital app calledThe P...
10:51 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Apple cuts 200 staff from its Project Titan autonomous car division
Apple’s secretive efforts to develop a self-driving car — its so-called ‘Project Titan’ — have taken a hard turn in 2019 after it emerged that the iPhone-maker has reassi...
10:09 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch China finally grants a game license to Tencent
Tencent has finally come out of a prolonged freeze on game approvals as Beijing granted licenses to two of its mobile games this month. According to a notice published by China’s State Administr...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch To fight election meddling, Googles cyber unit Jigsaw extends its anti-DDoS protections to European politicos
Jigsaw, the cybersecurity-focused division owned by Google parent Alphabet, is now allowing political organizations in Europe to sign up for itsanti-web flooding technology for free. Until now, the fr...
06:57 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Singapores Credit Culture raises $29.5M for its soon-to-launch digital loan business
Singapore’s digital fintech companies are attracting investor attention and dollars in 2019. Fresh from Singapore Life — a digital-only insurer — raising $33 million across two recen...
06:45 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Zimbabwes government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electri...
03:33 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter testing Original Tweeter tag to distinguish who started a thread
Twitter is testing a new tag that will make it easier to parse who started a thread. The new feature, which is starting to pop up for some users, makes it easier to find posts from the original tweete...
02:54 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft confirms Bing is down in China
Microsoft’s Bing is down in China, according to users who took to social media beginning Wednesday afternoon to complain and express concerns. The Seattle-based behemoth has confirmed that its s...
01:26 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Buzzfeed will cut its staff by 15% in major round of layoffs
It’s a dark day to work in media. On the heels of news that TechCrunch parent company Verizon Media Group (formerly Oath) would lay off roughly 800 workers, BuzzFeed has announced its own substa...
01:22 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch AWS launches WorkLink to make accessing mobile intranet sites and web apps easier
If your company uses a VPN and/or a mobile device management service to give you access to its intranet and internal web apps, then you know how annoying those are. AWS today launched a new product, A...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch A former Bessemer Venture Partners principal just closed his own $30 million fund, and heres how
Sunil Nagaraj, who’d studied computer science as an undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill, landed two pretty nice gigs after deciding to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School. First, he founded a vent...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Heres how a former Bessemer Venture Partners principal closed his own $30 million fund
Sunil Nagaraj, who’d studied computer science as an undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill, landed two pretty nice gigs after deciding to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School. First, he founded a vent...
01:05 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Meet the startups in Alchemists 20th cohort
Nineteen startups presented to investors at Alchemist's 20th demo day....
01:00 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Autonomous subs spend a year cruising under Antarctic ice
The freezing waters underneath Antarctic ice shelves and the underside of the ice itself are of great interest to scientists... but who wants to go down there? Leave it to the robots. They won't compl...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2019
Techcrunch Sequoia goes after early-stage with an accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia
Sequoia India is going deep into early-stage investing after it announced an accelerator program, Surge, which is focused on fledging startups in India and Southeast Asia, the two regions that it cove...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft Edge on mobile now includes a built-in fake news detector
In 2019, we still don’t really know what to do about fake news. With nothing to disincentivize viral hyperpartisan headlines and other exercises in confirmation bias, online misinformation seems...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Hola Code tackles the real migration crisis
After spending eight months in an immigration facility in the United States, Abimael Hernandez made the tough decision to return to Mexico....
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Oracle says racial discrimination lawsuit is meritless
Oracle says the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor’sOffice of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is “meritless.” This comes after Oracle declined y...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Verizon Media Group is laying off 7 percent of its workforce
The Verizon division formerly known as Oath is laying off 7 percent of its workforce, which amounts to roughly 800 employees. Oath was created after Verizon acquired AOL, followed by Yahoo, bringing t...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Aibo learns to be a better watchdog
I wanted to love the new Aibo. Really, I did. But once I aactually spent some time with it, it turned out that it was a $3,000 dog with only a handful of tricks. It seems the days of buying true robot...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook may proactively close Pages and Groups before theyre in violation of policy
Facebook today announced changes to the way it handles the removal of content from Facebook Pages that’s in violation of the social network’s Community Standards, as well as when the Page ...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch YC-backed Our World in Data wants you to know that the planet is doing okay
News is exhausting. Mexican murders are sky-high. Ebola is ravaging the eastern Congo. China is erasing an entire culture of Islam from its Western hinterlands. That news negative and intense though ...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch YC-backed Our World in Data wants you to know whats changing about the planet
News is exhausting. Mexican murders are sky-high. Ebola is ravaging the eastern Congo. China is erasing an entire culture of Islam from its Western hinterlands. That news negative and intense though ...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch A new ABC documentary and podcast about Theranos features never-before aired depositions
The rise and fall of Theranos, the blood-testing company whose technology never worked despite its promises otherwise, has already been covered extensively. Most notably, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-w...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch A new ABC documentary and podcast about Theranos features never-before-aired depositions
The rise and fall of Theranos, the blood-testing company whose technology never worked despite its promises otherwise, has already been covered extensively. Most notably, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-w...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Sherpa, a Spanish voice assistant, expands Series A to $15M as it passes 5M users
When we think of the AI platforms that are shaping how we use voice to interact with phones, home devices and other services, we tend to think of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google and M...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Sequoia-backed NEXT gets $97M as investment in logistics heats up
NEXT plans to use the investment to fill 150 positions in 2019, as well as complete the launch Relay, a new service targeting the "systemic congestion" at shipping ports....
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online
A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S., has been found online after a server ...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon is piloting its own delivery robot
It was, of course, just a matter of time before Amazon deployed delivery robots. The company has had a robotics wing for a number of years now, though much of its public-facing side has been focused o...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Idera acquires Travis CI
Travis CI, the popular Berlin-based open source continuous integration service, has been acquired by Idera, a company that offers a number of SQL database management and administration tools for both ...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Suppose TV can now alert you to changes in TV packages, so you get the best deal
Last year, a startup calledSuppose TVentered the market to help consumers find the best deal on TV services. The site offers an online tool that lets you compare different services – including t...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Uber rolls out Rewards
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...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Melonee Wise and Anca Dragan will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics AI April 18 at UC Berkeley
Hard to believe, but were only a few months out from the next TC Sessions: Robotics. As we get ready for our third year, take a trip down robotic memory lane with these highlights from last years big ...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch How were finding the best lawyers for early-stage startups
Were nearing 1,000 submissions from startup founders and leaders in Silicon Valley and across the world about the best early-stage tech lawyers to work with. As weve sorted through survey responses an...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Uplift raises $123M to bring flexible payments to the travel industry
Travel financing startup Uplift is announcing that it has raised $123 million in Series C funding. Uplift has been relatively quiet about its business until now. Its founder and CEO is Brian Barth, wh...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas Mobike will rename to Meituan Bike as its parent takes the wheel
One of China’s top bike rental apps is entering a new phase.Mobike, which neighborhood services giant Meituan-Dianpinggobbled up last April, is changing its name to Meituan Bike as part of an on...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Open-source leader Confluent raises $125m on $2.5b valuation
Confluent, the commercial company built on top of the open source Apache Kafka project, announced a $125 million Series D round this morning on an enormous $2.5 billion valuation. The round was led by...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch pi-tops latest edtech tool doubles down on maker culture
London-based edtech startup, pi-top, has unboxed a new flagship learn-to-code product, demoing the “go anywhere” Pi-powered computer at the Bett Show education fare in London today. Discus...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Intel announces an inside-out tracking camera for robotics and AR/VR hardware
Intel is showing off a new RealSense camera with a specific focus on enabling hardware-makers to help their products understand where they are in the world. The RealSense Tracking Camera T265 is desig...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Epic Games buys 3Lateral, maker of super-realistic digital humans
Epic Games announced this morning that they’ve acquired Serbia-based 3Lateral, a game studio focused on designing more realistic computer-generated human characters. The team of 60+ will be cont...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Hulu drops the price for its streaming service to $6 per month, but raises prices for Live TV
While Netflix is raising prices, Hulu is lowering its own. In a move to better compete with streaming rivals – and pick up new customers who think Netflix just got too expensive – Hulu thi...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Behold, a smartphone devoid of buttons and ports
Some call it madness. Others call it the next logical step in smartphone evolution. Meizu calls it, fitting, the “Zero.” Its equal parts fascinating and maddening. And while being totally ...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Connecting African software developers with top tech companies nets Andela $100 million
Andela, the company that connects Africa’s top software developers with technology companies from the U.S. and around the world, has raised $100 million in a new round of funding. The new financ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Wag founders ditch dogs for bikes with $37 million in funding
Wag founders Jonathan and Joshua Viner are leaving dogs behind for bikes. Wheels, the Viner brothers’ new electric bike-share startup, is announcing $37 million in funding from Tenaya Capital, B...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Electric, the startup that automates IT, raises $25 million from GGV
Electric.ai, the NY-based startup that offers chat-based IT support, has announced the close of a $25 million Series B round led by GGV. As part of the deal, partner Jeff Richards will be joining the ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch DoorDash poaches Uber Eats engineering boss
DoorDash has hired Ryan Sokol, a former Uber employee credited with leading and scaling its food delivery arm Uber Eats, as its vice president of engineering....
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Sustainable Ocean Alliance nets $1.5 million donation from Benioffs
Healthy oceans are on the minds of Marc and Lynne Benioff, and they showed it today with a $1.5 million donation to the Sustainable Oceans Alliance, a new non-profit attempting to promote and incubate...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Desktop Metal just raised another $160 million
Desktop Metal announced this morning that its raised $160 million. That Series E brings the Burlington, Massachusetts-based metal 3D printing company up to a whopping $438 million. The startups taglin...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Blippar finds life after death as former investor buys assets to relaunch AR startup
Blippar seems to have avoided a total collapse following its dramatic descent into administration after it failed to pull together an emergency funding deal. One of the AR startup’s main investo...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook agrees to do more to tackle scam ads after celebrity defamation lawsuit
Facebook has agreed to plough more resource into combating the use of its advertising platform by scammers, saying it will do more to tackle scam ads that use well-known public figures to try to trick...
02:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Lumigo scores $8M seed to help manage serverless operations
Lumigo, an Israeli startup, announced a healthy $8 million seed round today, as it emerged from stealth to help companies monitor serverless architecture. Investors included Pitango Venture Capital, G...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Adobe acquires Allegorithmic, makers of the Substance texture tools
Adobe today announced that it has acquired Allegorithmic, the French company behind the Substance tools for creating textures that are widely used by AAA game creators, as well as visual effects artis...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Anchorage emerges with $17M from A16z for omnimetric crypto security
Im not allowed to tell you exactly how Anchorage keeps rich institutions from being robbed of their cryptocurrency, but the off-the-record demo was damn impressive. Judging by the $17 million Series A...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch YouTube TV is officially becoming available nationwide
Just ahead of this year’s Super Bowl, Google’s live TV streaming service YouTube TV is rolling out nationwide, the company announced this morning. The service has been steadily expanding s...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch World Economic Forum warns of AIs potential to worsen global inequality
Tech and political leaders sounded the alarm bell today about the potential for artificial intelligence to exacerbate huge inequalities across the world. The mood music coming out of the World Economi...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Brandless introduces a $9 price point with the launch of baby and pet products
Since launch, Brandless has looked to make shopping for everyday items simple by pricing everything at $3. Today, for the first time since the company came on the scene, Brandless will be adding new i...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Two years after being acquired by Cisco, AppDynamics keeps expanding monitoring vision
Two years ago this week, AppDynamics was about to IPO. Then Cisco swooped in with a big fat check for $3.7 billion and plans changed quickly. Today, as part of Cisco, the company announced it was expa...
11:01 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Steemit, cryptos answer to Reddit, gets a new boss to rebuild after widespread layoffs
Steemit, an early blockchain startup that’s developing an alternative to Reddit, has a new chief less than two months after laying off most of its staff as part of cost-cutting measures. Celebra...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Dog cancer treatment startup raises $5 million from Andreessen Horowitz and others
One in every three dogs gets cancer, according to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. OneHealth, a startup that just raised a $5 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Bio fund with ...
10:57 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch LG hints at gesture interface for smartphone flagship next month
LG has put out a gesture-heavy hint ahead of the annual unveiling of new smartphone hardware at the world’s biggest mobile confab, Mobile World Congress, which kicks off in a month’s time....
09:01 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon has paused sales of its Echo Wall Clock due to connectivity issues
Amazon launched anEcho Wall Clock before the end of the last year but, less than a month later, things aren’t running to schedule. The e-commerce giant has paused the sale of the $30 Alexa-power...
08:58 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Xiaomi teases a double-folding smartphone ohhai digital triptych!
China’s Xiaomi has become the latest smartphone maker to tease a folding smartphone, dropping the below video clip of its president and co-founder, Bin Lin, fondling the device on social media t...
08:28 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Groww, an investment app for millennials in India, raises $6.2M
Groww, a startup hoping to make saving and investment opportunities more widely available to young people in India, has closed a $6.2 million Series A togrow its business. Founded in 2017, the Bengalu...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch VCs give us their predictions for startups and tech in Southeast Asia in 2019
The new year is well underway and, before January is out, we polled VCs in Southeast Asia to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2019. The number of VCs in the region has increased massively in re...
04:54 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Google launches clean energy project in Taiwan, its first in Asia
Google has launched its first clean energy project in Asia. The company announced today that it struck a long-term agreement to buy the output of a 10-megawatt solar array in Tainan City, Taiwan, abou...
03:13 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Uber Rewards is rolling out. Heres how the perks work
Did you blow enough money on Uber to get Diamond status? A lot of users are finding out tonight as Uber rolls out its rider loyalty Rewards program to San Francisco and a slew of other cities. The fea...
12:42 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Jupiter Networks invests $2.5M in enterprise tech accelerator Alchemist
Alchemist, which began as an experiment to better promote enterprise entrepreneurs, has morphed into a well-established Silicon Valley accelerator. To prove it, San Francisco-based Alchemist is announ...
12:42 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Juniper Networks invests $2.5M in enterprise tech accelerator Alchemist
Alchemist, which began as an experiment to better promote enterprise entrepreneurs, has morphed into a well-established Silicon Valley accelerator. To prove it, San Francisco-based Alchemist is announ...
12:32 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Blue Origins 10th New Shepard mission launch a science-loaded capsule to space
Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, is about to undertake the 10th launch of its New Shepard launch vehicle, with its capsule chock full of experiments. The launch, which w...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk says Tesla vehicles will soon get a Sentry Mode
Tesla owners may soon have a way to see (and record) damage that happens to their vehicles when they’re unattended. Tesla will roll out “Tesla Sentry Mode” for all cars with Enhanced...
11:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Viacom buys the free video streaming service Pluto.tv for $340 million
Viacomis bucking the trend of launching new premium subscription-based entertainment offerings with its bid to acquirePluto TV for $340 million in cash. It’s a way to distribute the company̵...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Rocket Lab snags DARPA launch contract for first 2019 mission
Launch startup Rocket Lab is following the success of its first couple commercial launches by adding a prestigious (and deep-pocketed) new client: DARPA. The New Zealand-based company will send an exp...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Police license plate readers are still exposed on the internet
Smile! You’re on camera. At least, your license plate is. You might have heard of automatic license plate recognition known as ALPR (or ANPR in the U.K. for number plates). These cameras are do...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix joins the Motion Picture Association of America
Hollywood’s highest-profile lobbying group, the Motion Picture Association of America, has announcedthe addition of a new member: Netflix. The trade group’s membership includes the major H...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Video game revenue tops $43 billion in 2018, an 18% jump from 2017
Video game revenue in 2018 reached a new peak of $43.8 billion, up 18 percent from the previous years, surpassing the projected total global box office for the film industry, according to new data rel...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Oracle allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from underrepresented employees
Oracle has allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from racially underrepresentedworkers (black, Latinx and Asian) as well as women,the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Com...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Okta appoints former Charles Schwab exec to board of directors
Former Charles Schwab chief marketing officer Becky Saeger becomes Okta's third female board member....
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Lessons from SpaceX: How to build the next Toyota Camry for space
In case you missed it, space is being democratized -- and quickly. But its not just students and hobbyists in their garages toying with model rockets anymore. ...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch To rebuild satellite communications, Ubiquitilink starts at ground level
Communications satellites are multiplying year by year as more companies vie to create an orbital network that brings high-speed internet to the globe. Ubiquitilink, a new company headed by Nanoracks ...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Google.org donates $2 million to Wikipedias parent org
Google, as well as many other companies, has long relied on Wikipedia for its content. Now, Google and Google.org are giving back. Google.org President Jacquelline Fuller today announced a $2 million ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Get ready for TC Sessions: Robotics AI with highlights from last years event
As we getready for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on April 18 at UC Berkeley, we can’t help but look back at last year’s robotics event. With more than 1,000 attendees, thought-provoki...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Gmail gets a strikethrough button
This is not earth-shattering news by any means, but Google today announced that Gmail is getting a strikethrough button in its formatting bar. In addition, it’s also getting Undo/Redo options an...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch A private equity bet in Latin America proves the strength of fintech investments there
Latin America is getting another fintech unicorn thanks to Advent International’s acquisition of a 51 percent stake of Prisma Medios de Pago, an Argentine payments company formed as a joint vent...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Report: Zynga founder Mark Pincus is raising up to $700 million for an investment fund
Zynga founder Mark Pincus is raising up to $700 million for a new investment fund that will focus on publicly traded tech companies in need of strategic restructuring, according to a new report in Axi...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix now lets you share a favorite title directly to Instagram Stories
Having reached critical mass, Netflix shows are now influencing culture — whether that’s prompting everyone to “tidy up” or causing chaos with “Bird Box”-inspired c...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Fenders Acoustasonic Telecaster does electric/acoustic double duty
The electric guitar has been floating around in some form or another since the early 1930s. But given how much the instrument dominated the music landscape for the latter half of the 20th century, int...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Huawei Honors smartphone with a hole-punch display is real
Honor officially launched the Honor View 20 today in Paris. Honor is Huaweis sub-brand for mid-range phones. And the View 20 doesnt look like your average smartphone the company traded the notch for ...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Mozilla gets a new CFO
Mozilla, the not-for-profit behind the Firefox browser and other open-source projects, today announced that it has hired Roxi Wen, the former CFO of display manufacturer Elo Touch Solutions, as its ne...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Google will start retiring Hangouts for G Suite users in October
Google’s strategy around its consumer messaging services remains baffling, especially since it killed off Allo (yet kept Duo on life support). Today, the company clarified the timeline of the tr...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Munchery shuts down
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...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Linux Foundation launches Hyperledger Grid to provide framework for supply chain projects
The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project has a singular focus on the blockchain, but this morning it announced a framework for building supply chain projectswhere it didn’t want blockcha...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Waymo plans to open a self-driving car factory in Michigan
Waymo and Magna plan to build thousands of self-driving cars at a factory in southeast Michigan, including autonomous versions of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. W...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Microsofts Code Jumper makes programming physical for children with visual impairments
Microsoft just unloaded a whole bunch of news in time for the BETT education show. The most interesting bit of the bunch, however, is probably Code Jumper. The tethered hardware device is design to te...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Mooncard raises $5.7 million for its expense platform
French startup Mooncard raised a $5.7 million funding round (5 million) from Raise Ventures, Agla Ventures and business angels. The company provides a service to track and manage your companys expense...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Fresh tickets and New VC partners for the TechCrunch Winter Party
Weve got a double dose of exciting news for you, startup fans. First, were thrilled to announce that investment firms August Capital, SV Angel and Uncork Capital have partnered with us for the 2nd Ann...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter will get an even darker dark mode
Twitter’s dark mode is about to get darker. In response to a customer’s complaint that Twitter’s dark theme isn’t really black, but more of a blue-ish shade, company CEO Jack D...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Varsity Tutors acquires Veritas Prep to expand into live online classes
Varsity Tutors, the online learning platform that launched in 2011, has today announced the acquisition of Veritas Prep. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but, according to the press release, ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Adtech veteran Marcus Startzel becomes CEO at Whitebox
Marcus Startzel is moving from the adtech to ecommerce: He’s becoming the new CEO atWhitebox. One of his first tasks, apparently, will be raising a Series A. Startzel was previously an executive...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Elliott Management letter puts eBay on notice to improve stock performance, sell StubHub
Elliott Management, a NYC investment firm well known for its activist streak, released a letter today sent to eBay’s management. The letter put the company on notice that the stock needs to do b...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Dosh raises $40M on $300M valuation as its cash back app passes $50M doled out to shoppers
When it comes to reaching would-be customers today, one of the biggest investments that brands and retailers will make is in advertising, to the tune of nearly $630 billion globally. Now, a startup ca...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Dosh raises $40M on $300M valuation as its cashback app passes $50M doled out to shoppers
When it comes to reaching would-be customers today, one of the biggest investments that brands and retailers will make is in advertising, to the tune of nearly $630 billion globally. Now, a startup ca...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch The iPhone is reportedly going OLED-only in 2020
Apple could drop LCDs from the iPhone line next year, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. That interesting if not altogether surprising revelation in buried in a piece about a Ja...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Wynd raises $82 million for its store management service
French startup Wynd raised another $82 million (72 million) from Natixis, Sofina and BNF capital. The company started with a point-of-sale solution for restaurants and other brick-and-mortar stores. I...
02:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Starbucks expands its delivery service to 6 more U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco
Starbucks on Monday announced an expansion of its delivery service in partnership with Uber Eats, which is now headed to six other major U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco this week. It will the...
02:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Starbucks expands its delivery service to 6 more US cities, starting with San Francisco
Starbucks on Monday announced an expansion of its delivery service in partnership with Uber Eats, which is now headed to six other major U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco this week. It will the...
02:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Apple Pay is coming to Target, Taco Bell, Speedway and two other U.S. chains
A little more retail momentum for Apple Pay: Apple has announced another clutch of U.S. retailers will soon support its eponymous mobile payment tech — most notably discount retailer Target. App...
02:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Apple Pay is coming to Target, Taco Bell, Speedway and two other US chains
A little more retail momentum for Apple Pay: Apple has announced another clutch of U.S. retailers will soon support its eponymous mobile payment tech — most notably discount retailer Target. App...
02:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Netflixs Roma nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture and director
Netflix and Hulu will both have films in the running at the Academy Awards this year. Netflix changed its rules for theatrical releases to give Roma a better chance during awards season and it paid of...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas JD.com tests drone delivery in Indonesia in first overseas pilot
We hear a lot about drones having the potential to revolutionize delivery and logistics. It’s easy to be dismissive — in many cases, a robot may take what would be a human’s job R...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Citizens Reserve is building a supply chain platform on the blockchain
Citizens Reserve, a Bay Area startup, has a broad goal of digitizing the supply chain. Last fall, the company launched the Alpha version ofSuku, a Supply Chain as a Service platform built on the block...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch UPS and Latch are expanding in-building deliveries to 10 more cities
After launching apparently successful pilot runs in San Francisco and New York, UPS announced today plans to expand its in-building delivery service to 10 additional U.S. cities. In mid-2019, the parc...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Starship deploys autonomous delivery bots on a college campus
Starship, an autonomous delivery robot startup, is deploying its first batch of robots as part of a commercial service. Starting today, Starship will begin delivering food to the 40,000 students, facu...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Adjust expands its anti-ad fraud tech by acquiring Unbotify
Adjust, a Berlin-headquartered company focused on mobile ad measurement and fraud prevention, is acquiring bot detection startup Unbotify. Founded in 2012, Adjust has become increasingly focused on ad...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in womens health
VMG Partners has led the $51 million round, with participation from new investors GV and ACME Capital (fka Sherpa Capital)....
11:55 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch UK startup veteran and investor Wendy Tan White joins Google X as Vice President
Wendy Tan White, a veteran of the U.K. startup scene — including founding SaaS website builder Moonfruit, which exited to Yell Group for $37 million — is joining Google X, TechCrunch has l...
11:55 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch UK startup veteran and investor Wendy Tan White joins Alphabet X as Vice President
Wendy Tan White, a veteran of the U.K. startup scene — including founding SaaS website builder Moonfruit, which exited to Yell Group for $37 million — is joining Alphabet X (formerly Googl...
11:55 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch UK startup veteran and investor Wendy Tan White joins Alphabets X as Vice President
Wendy Tan White, a veteran of the U.K. startup scene — including founding SaaS website builder Moonfruit, which exited to Yell Group for $37 million — is joining Alphabet’s X (former...
11:31 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Just Eat acquires restaurant software platform Flyt for 22M
Just Eat, the takeout marketplace and food delivery service, has acquired Flyt, a startup that offers software for restaurants and restaurant suppliers. The acquisition price is 22 million, which Just...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch TaxScouts, the UK startup that helps prepare your taxes, picks up 1.2M led by SpeedInvest
TaxScouts, the U.K. “tax preparation” startup founded by TransferWise and Marketinvoice alumni, has created some new paperwork of its own. The London-based company has raised 1.2 million i...
08:25 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Axa Venture Partners raises $150 million early-stage fund
Axa Venture Partners, the venture capital arm of insurance company Axa, is raising an early-stage fund. Todays new $150 million fund (130 million) is called AVP Early Stage II. Previously, Axa Venture...
06:09 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan
The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s mo...
02:32 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver
On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is shutting down, the startup announced in an e-mail to customers on Monday....
12:33 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: We conquer clutter with Marie Kondos new show
On the surface, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” sounds like a simple show: Over the course of eight episodes, organizing guru Marie Kondo helps a variety Los Angeles residents sort through t...
11:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices
Last September, two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and p...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Roger Dickey ditches $32M-funded Gigster to start Untitled Labs
Most founders dont walk away from their startup after raising $32 million and reaching 1000 clients. But Roger Dickeys heart is in consumer tech, and his company Gigster had pivoted to doing outsource...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Youth-run agency AIESEC exposed over 4 million intern applications
AIESEC, a non-profit that bills itself as the “world’s largest youth-run organization,” exposed more than four million intern applications with personal and sensitive information on ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Shodan Safari, where hackers heckle the worst devices put on the internet
If you leave something on the internet long enough, someone will hack it. The reality is that many device manufacturers make it far too easy by using default passwords that are widely documented, allo...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung could release three variants of the Galaxy S10
According to a leaked image from Evan Blass, Samsungs new flagship device could come in three different versions the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10E. That new ...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again this time with Airbus
Facebook last year grounded its ambitious plan to develop a solar-powered drone to beam internet across the world, but the company isn’t done with the concept, it seems. The social media giant i...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch French data protection watchdog fines Google $57 million under the GDPR
The CNIL, the French data protection watchdog, has issued its first GDPR fine of $57 million (50 million). The regulatory body claims that Google has failed to comply with the General Data Protection ...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch The Tesla Model 3 is finally approved for European roads
Tesla can now deliver Model 3 vehicles to European customers. The automakers midsize sedan was recently granted approval from RDW, the Dutch regulator and European authority tasked by Tesla to approve...
02:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch GoFundMe launches official campaign for workers impacted by government shutdown
GoFundMe is partnering with Deepak Chopra to launch a different kind of campaigns. The company is going beyond its usual role as a platform and hosting its own campaign to provide relief for governmen...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Kaia Health gets $10M support for AI-powered management of chronic pain
Kaia Health, a self-styled digital therapeutics” startup, has pulled in $10 million in Series A funding for an app-based approach to chronic pain management. The idea is to offer an alternative ...
02:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch All your meme are belong to AOC
Memes are the new vernacular of political culture and we dismiss them at our own peril. Liberals learned this the hard way late in the presidential campaign, when they began realizing how deftly the a...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Knotel acquires Deskeo, Pariss largest agile office space operator
Breathing down the neck of WeWork is Knotel, which in 2017 raised a Series A round of $25 million, then another round of $70m, and then another $5m in debt. It says it has one million square feet in N...
12:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Anti-Uber taxi strikes kick off again in Spain
Taxi drivers in major cities in Spain are on strike again to apply pressure for more stringent regulations to control app rivals such as Uber and Cabify which they view as unfair competition. In Barce...
10:54 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Work on worlds first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China
Chinese authorities have declared the work of He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community by claiming he successfully createdthe world’s first gene-edited babies, an illegal decision in pur...
10:26 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Zwipe tops up with $14M to bring biometric payment cards to market this year
Biometric payment card startup Zwipe has swiped $14M to add to an earlier Series B roundas it continues to work towards commercializing technology that embeds a fingerprint reader in payment plastic f...
09:46 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Warung Pintar raises $27.5M to digitize Indonesias street vendors
The digital revolution in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, continues to attract big money from investors. Hot on the heels of a $50 million round for Bukalapak, a billion-dollar comp...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Flexciton is using AI to help factories optimise production lines
Flexciton, the London-based startup that is using AI to help factories optimise production lines, has raised 2.5 million in funding, in a round led by Backed VC. Also participating is Join Capital and...
07:04 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Canadas Telus says partner Huawei is reliable: reports
The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s largest phone companies showed suppo...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2019
Techcrunch Invoice finance platform MarketInvoice raises $33.5M from Barclays, Santander
London, with its huge FinTech hub, is continuing to attract investment and that is no better represented today than with the news that MarketInvoice, arguably Europes largest online invoice finance pl...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2019
Techcrunch The case against behavioral advertising is stacking up
No one likes being stalked around the Internet by adverts. It’s the uneasy joke you can’t enjoy laughing at. Yet vast people-profiling ad businesses have made pots of money off of an unreg...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2019
Techcrunch Thanks to Hulu, Disney lost $580 million last fiscal year
The streaming media business is tough. Disney, which has a 30 percent stake Hulu, saw losses of $580 million last fiscal year, according to an SEC filing. This was, the SEC filing states, “prima...
06:40 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2019
Techcrunch Uber is exploring autonomous bikes and scooters
Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs. Details are scarce, but according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson, who said Uber announced this at a DIY ...
06:21 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield
Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch of Community Actions, its News Feed petition feature. C...
06:10 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2019
Techcrunch The AI market is growing, but how quickly is tough to pin down
If you work in tech, youve heard about AI:how its going to replace us,whether its over-hyped or not and which nationswill leverage it. Our interest? How much money is going into startups?...
03:32 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2019
Techcrunch Stung by criticism, Facebooks Sandberg outlines new plans to tackle misinformation
Stung by criticism of its widely reported role as a platform capable of spreading disinformation and being used by state actors to skew democratic elections, Facebooks COO Sheryl Sandberg unveiled fiv...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2019
Techcrunch Technologys dark forest
We used to be such optimists. Technology would bring us a world of wealth in harmony with the environment, and even bring us new worlds. The Internet would erase national boundaries, replace gatekeepe...
07:17 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2019
Techcrunch The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoins security
A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and realized there werent very many of us. The friends wed convinced during the last ho...
07:07 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2019
Techcrunch TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings
Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listingprocess rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold...
05:09 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2019
Techcrunch Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot
Illinoiss startup market in 2018 was very strong, and its not slowing down. Lets take a quick look at the state of venture in the Land of Lincoln....
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2019
Techcrunch Watch builders construct a life-size Chevy truck with 300,000 LEGO bricks
Behold, the LEGO Chevrolet Silverado. The full-size truck is basically a giant ad for Chevy and the new LEGO Movie, which is due out in February. Apparently they have to fight Duplo blocks from outer ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2019
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Squads screen-shares and Slacks swastika
We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists ha...
11:30 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2019
Techcrunch Welcome to the abnormalization of transportation
Bill Goodwin Contributor Share on Twitter Bill Goodwin is the head of legal policy at Airmap. Tyler Finn Contributor Tyler Finn is the policy manager at Factual. Something odd is in motion in Los Ange...
11:45 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Snaps exec team continues to shrink as more reports of internal drama surface
Days after Snap announced the departure of its CFO, reports have emerged that the company’s HR chief was asked to leave following an internal investigation late last year that had led to the fir...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook fears no FTC fine
Reports emerged today that the FTC is considering a fine against Facebook that would be the largest ever from the agency. Even if it were 10 times the size of the largest, a $22.5 million bill sent to...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing services with a grain of salt
If you’ve ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for whatever unexpected insights the current crop of DNA testing companies would send back. Did your anc...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing with a grain of salt
If you’ve ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for whatever unexpected insights the current crop of DNA testing companies would send back. Did your anc...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Free to play games rule the entertainment world with $88 billion in revenue
They may be free, but they sure pay. Games with no upfront cost but a plethora of other ways to make money generated a mind-blowing $88 billion in 2018 according to SuperData’s year-end report ...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch FanDuel cofounder Tom Griffiths just closed a seed round for his decidedly noncontroversial new startup, Hone
Tom Griffiths has founded four companies, two of which “weren’t much to write home about,” he jokes. The third captured the world’s attention: FanDuel, the fantasy sports compa...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch FanDuel co-founder Tom Griffiths just closed a seed round for his decidedly noncontroversial new startup, Hone
Tom Griffiths has founded four companies, two of which “weren’t much to write home about,” he jokes. The third captured the world’s attention: FanDuel, the fantasy sports compa...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Wine-by-the-glass subscription service Vinebox raises $5.9 million
One SF startup wants you to get home from a day at work and polish off a bottle of wine by yourself. Vinebox isn’t really trying to get you wasted though, these bottles are cute and tiny. The sm...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Salesforce is building new tower in Dublin and adding hundreds of jobs
Salesforceput the finishing touches ona tower in San Francisco last year. In October, it announced Salesforce Tower in Atlanta. Today, it was Dublin’s turn. Everyone gets a tower. Salesforce fir...
08:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Sony venture arm invests in geocoding startup what3words
Sony’s venture capital arm has invested in what3words, the startup that has divided the entire world into 57 trillion 3-by-3 meter squares and assigned a three-word address to each one. Financia...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Alphabets Verily scores FDA clearance for its ECG monitor
Big week for Google wearable news which, honestly, is not a phrase I expected to write in 2019. But a day after the company announced an agreement to purchase Fossils wearable technology for $40 mill...
06:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Corruption at DJI may cost the company $150 million
DJI, the world's leading maker of consumer drones, said today that extensive corruption discovered within the company could lead to losses as great as $150 million in the 2018 financial year. The exac...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team
Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice presid...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead team of 1,000-plus engineers
Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice presid...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Reserve your demo table today for the TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize
There are just three short weeks until Silicon Valleys startup community takes a night off to relax, connect and get down at the 2nd Annual TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize. Its not just an opport...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub
How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. Multiple sources confirm tha...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches Tech Cypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals
With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis,Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, haslaunched a new syndicated investme...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches Tech Cypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals
With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis,Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, haslaunched a new syndicated investme...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Google starts pulling unvetted Android apps that access call logs and SMS messages
Google is removing apps from Google Play thatrequest permission to access call logs and SMS text message data but haven’t been manually vetted by Google staff. The search and mobile giant said i...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Tesla cuts its workforce
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...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Sling TV adds personalized recommendations, launching first on Apple TV
Sling TV, Dish’s live TV streaming service, will now make personalized suggestions of what to watch. The company this week introduced a new recommendations feature that will highlight the shows,...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch SaaS stocks are coming back to life
Nasdaq’s BVP Emerging Cloud Index measures the performance of a portfolio of 45 SaaS stocks. Like much of the tech world, and the stock market in general, the final quarter of 2018 was not terri...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft is calling an audible on smart speakers
The Harman Kardon Invoke was fine. But lets be real the first Cortana smart speaker was dead on arrival. Microsofts smart assistant has its strong suits, but thus far statement of purpose hasnt been ...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints
European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The complaints, filed via his non-profit ...
03:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Is your time worth more than $0.30 an hour?
Most of us believe our time is extremely valuable, certainly worth more than thirty cents. But then you read about human decision-making, and you have to wonder what goes through peoples heads. This t...
03:24 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Go-Jek buys fintech startup Coins.ph for $72M ahead of Philippines expansion
Ride-hailing startup Go-Jek’s expansion into the Philippines ran into problems earlier this month over its ownership structure, but that isn’t deterring the Indonesian company from investi...
03:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix thinks Fortnite is a bigger threat than HBO
Netflix thinks “Fortnite” is a bigger threat to its business than HBO. The company in its latest quarterly earnings report released on Thursday said that while its streaming service now ac...
03:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon built an electronic vest to improve worker/robot interactions
Over the course of last year, Amazon began rolling out a new worker safety wearable to 25+ sites. From the looks of it, the Robotic Tech Vest is really more like a pair of suspenders attached to to an...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch University of Virginia announces $120m gift to fund new data science school
One of Americas oldest universities is launching a school for one of the worlds youngest disciplines. The University of Virginia announced today that it has received a $120 million private donation to...
02:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Whyd now helps companies create their custom voice assistant
Y Combinator-backed startup Whyd is pivoting from hardware to software. The startup had been working on a connected speaker with a voice-control interface specifically designed for music. But a couple...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch More scooter dollars, Slacks revenue projections, and the IPO traffic jam
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back! After what I think was our first-ever break, Kate Clar...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch More scooter dollars, Slacks revenue projections and the IPO traffic jam
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back! After what I think was our first-ever break, Kate Clar...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch The Stuff You Should Know podcast has been downloaded 1 billion times
Stuff You Should Know, the explainer podcast hosted Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant (pictured on the left above), has now surpassed one billion total downloads. The podcast is published by How Stuff Works...
01:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Zipwhip raises $51.5M for businesses to text customers from any kind of phone line
A surge of audio services using AI are giving voice a boost in customer service, but when it comes to communications in the age of mobile, messaging continues to be a critical platform. Now, a startup...
01:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch This $350,000 Swiss watch looks like an Apple Watch, chimes to tell the time
H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alps is back with another Apple Watch lookalike. The $350,000 Watch Concept Black is a ludicrous take on the classic minute repeater design. And on this version, the wearer c...
12:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Momo, Vietnams top payment app, lands big Series C investment led by Warburg Pincus
Fintech in Southeast Asia continues topique the attention of global investors. Alibaba, Tencent and others have jumped into the region and deployed hundreds of millions of dollars, and now Warburg Pin...
11:49 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla to cut workforce by 7% and focus on Model 3 production
Tesla is cutting 7% of its full-time workforce.The company disclosed the headcount reduction in an update emailed to all employees and also posted to its website. In the email, CEO Elon Musk says the ...
09:06 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak raises $50M
The chances are you may be familiar with Tokopedia, especially after it commanded a $7 billion valuation last November when it raised $1.1 billion from investors like Alibaba and SoftBank’s Visi...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch SimplyCook dishes up 4.5M Series A for its subscription-based flavourings and recipe service
SimplyCook, the recipe kit service that focuses on flavour ingredients, has closed 4.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Octopus Investments. Unlike other recipe or meal kits, such as H...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Flash, the stealthy e-scooter and micro-mobility startup from Delivery Hero founder, raises 55M Series A
Flash, the stealthy mobility startup from Delivery Hero and Team Europe founder Lukasz Gadowski, is de-cloaking today, with news that the Berlin-based company has raised a whopping 55 million in Serie...
07:59 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch AR startup Metas assets sold to a mystery known name that will support existing headsets
Augmented reality technology enables us to see things in places where they may not actually exist. And sometimes, that paradigm might also apply to augmented reality startups themselves. Meta, the AR ...
04:36 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags
China’s top market regulator said on Friday that Tesla will recall a total of 14,123 imported Model S vehicles in the country over potentially deadly airbags. The recall is part of an industry-w...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2019
Techcrunch Coinstar machines will start selling Bitcoin at the grocery store
You know those machines at the grocery store that transform your gallon jugs worth of change into more usable currency? They’re about to start selling Bitcoin . To make this impulse shopping dre...
10:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Nikes auto-laced future
Why does the world need a self-lacing shoe? Havent you heard of Velcro? How will you tie your shoes when the Wi-Fi is down? Thats the gist of the instant response I got when I mentioned the new Adapt ...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Heres how SpaceXs Crew Dragon capsule will look motoring in from sea
If you're coming back from space at high speeds, it's generally safer to descend over water than land, for a number of reasons. Certainly SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will do so, and this is how it'll...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Judge orders net neutrality lawsuit to go ahead despite shutdown
This week the possibility emerged that the ongoing government shutdown could delay net neutrality's day in court but the court was not sympathetic to the FCC's request that the lawsuit be put off. Or...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla will end its buyer referral program for adding too much cost
At the end of the month, Tesla will end a long-running referral program that offered incentives for existing Tesla owners to help drive sales. In its recent iterations, the referral system gifted new ...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch VC funding of cybersecurity companies hits record $5.3B in 2018
2018 wasn’t all bad. It turned out to be a record year for venture capital firms investing in cybersecurity companies. According to new data out by Strategic Cyber Ventures, a cybersecurity-focu...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Google remains the top open-source contributor to CNCF projects
According to the latest data from Stackalytics, a project founded by Mirantis and hosted by the OpenStack Foundation that visualizes a company’s contribution to open-source projects, Google rema...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix adds 8.8M paid subscribers globally, says it now accounts for 10 percent of U.S. TV screen time
Netflix just released its fourth quarter earnings report, which looks mixed compared to Wall Street expectations. The company added 8.8 million subscribers, well above the 7.6 million that it had pred...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix adds 8.8M paid subscribers globally, says it now accounts for 10 percent of US TV screen time
Netflix just released its fourth quarter earnings report, which looks mixed compared to Wall Street expectations. The company added 8.8 million subscribers, well above the 7.6 million that it had pred...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch How Lyft envisions bringing VR and AR to your ride
Lyft is exploring ways to integrate virtual reality and augmented reality into your Lyft rides, according to a couple of patent applications TechCrunch came across today. The first, filed in July 2017...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch In defense of screen time
Silicon Valley engineers who design our tech gadgets won't let their kids anywhere near those devices -- they're convinced too much time in front of smartphones and iPads is rotting kids' brains....
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Walmart adds four grocery delivery partners
Walmart has partnered with Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie to expand its grocery delivery program across four states. Walmart’s grocery delivery is currently available in more than 8...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch A look at Birdies, the popular slipper shoe startup that just raised $8 million more from investors
Bianca Gates is a first-generation American, her parents having immigrated to the U.S. from Latin America. As such, she says, after graduating from UC Irvine, she was expected to get a safe job with a...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Redpoint Ventures is raising another $400M to invest in Chinese companies
Redpoint Ventures is doubling down on China. The firm, headquartered in Menlo Park, has filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $400 million across two new China-focu...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon shareholders want the company to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement
Amazon shareholders are demanding the company stop selling Rekognition, the company’s facial recognition software, to law enforcement. Unless the board of directors determines the technology ...
07:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Star Wars returns: Trump calls for space-based missile defense
The President has announced that the Defense Department will pursue a space-based missile defense system reminiscent of the one proposed by Reagan in 1983. As with Reagan's ultimately abortive effort,...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Dolby quietly preps augmented audio recorder app 234
Dolby is secretly building a mobile music production app it hopes willseduce SoundCloud rappers and other musicians. Codenamed “234” and formerly tested under the name Dolby Live, the free...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch NPR turns comedy game show Wait, Wait Dont Tell Me! into an Alexa and Google voice app
NPR is turning its popular game show program “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” into a voice application for smart speakers, including both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant-powered d...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook says it will ask employees to take down glowing Portal reviews on Amazon
The reception to Facebook Portal has been, at best, a mixed bag. Between the company’s ongoing privacy woes and a lackluster response, Facebook likely didn’t get the response it was antici...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Slacks product chief is out ahead of direct listing
Slack's chief product officer April Underwood is stepping down to focus on investing full time....
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter bug revealed some Android users private tweets
Twitter accidentally revealed some users’ “protected” (aka, private) tweets, the company disclosed this afternoon. The “Protect your Tweets” settingtypically allows peopl...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch These are all the federal HTTPS domains thatll expire soon because of the US government shutdown
We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch These are all the federal HTTPS websites thatll expire soon because of the US government shutdown
We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Google is buying Fossils smartwatch tech for $40 million
Rumors about a Pixel Watch have abounded for years. Such a device would certainly make sense as Google attempts to prove the viability of its struggling wearable operating system, Wear OS. Seems the c...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch SeeTree raises $11.5M to help farmers manage their orchards
SeeTree, a Tel Aviv-based startup that uses drones and artificial intelligence to bring precision agriculture to their groves, today announced that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A funding roun...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch OrCams MyMe uses facial recognition to remember everyone you meet
Meet the Orcam MyMe, a tiny device that you clip on your T-shirt to help you remember faces. The OrCam MyMe features a small smartphone-like camera and a proprietary facial-recognition algorithm so th...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Dreaming of Mars, the startup Relativity Space gets its first launch site on Earth
3D-printing the first rocket on Mars. That’s the goal Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone set for themselves when they founded Los Angeles-based Relativity Spacein 2015. At the time they were working fro...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Researchers ran a simulator to teach this robot dog to roll over
Advanced robots are expensive, and teaching them can be incredibly time consuming. With the proper simulation, however, roboticists can train their machines to learn quickly. A team from the Robotic S...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify launches Car View on Android to make using its app less dangerous behind the wheel
Spotify is making it easier to use its streaming app in the car, when the phone is connected to the vehicle over Bluetooth. The company today confirmed the launch of a new feature called “Car Vi...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Prosecutors may be building a criminal case against Huawei
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...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch A new Square debit card makes it easy for businesses to spend their Square revenue
Square is announcing a new debit card, called the Square Card, which will allow businesses to withdraw and spend the money they’re bringing in through Square payments. In a conference call with ...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch CES and its sex tech fail
Were coming to you with another episode of Mixtape, the TechCrunch podcast that takes a peek behind the headlines that go beyond tech. This week, Megan Rose Dickey and I get into a discussion about wo...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Pro.com raises $33M for its home improvement platform
Pro.com is basically a general contractor for the age of Uber and Prime Now. While the company started out as a marketplace for hiring home improvement professionals, it has now morphed into a general...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Hany Farid and Peter Barrett will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics AI April 18 at UC Berkeley
Were very excited to announce our first guests for this years TC Sessions: Robotics. TechCrunch is returning to the U.C. Berkeley campus again this April for another full-day session delving into all ...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Streaming TV service Philo to launch a co-viewing feature for watching with friends
Following last year’s $40 million raise, low-cost streaming service Philo is preparing to further differentiate itself from rivals with the launch of a new feature that will allow viewers to wat...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Squad is the new screensharing chat app everyone will copy
Squad could be the next teen sensation because it makes it easy to do nothing… together. Spending time with friends in the modern age often means just being on your phones next to each other, oc...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Prismas style transfer tech creeps into kids books
The style transfer craze kicked off by an app calledPrisma a couple of years ago led to a tsunami of painterly selfies flooding social feeds for several months, as we reportedat the time, before the r...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Backblaze updates its backup service
Backblaze started out as a backup solution for consumers, but over the course of the last few years, it also added cloud storage and other services to its lineup. Today, however, the company is going ...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Index has backed Immersive Games Lab, a new startup from founder of Tough Mudder
Immersive Games Lab, a new venture from Tough Mudder co-founder and Chairman Will Dean, has picked up around 2.5 million in seed funding, TechCrunch has learned. According to sources, London-based Ind...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon is holding a public version of its secretive MARS conference
All most of us will see from Jeff Bezoss secretive MARS conference are a few photo shoots of the worlds richest man attempting to look as cool as possible around some very cool robotics. This summer, ...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Googles Pixel 3 Lite could bring back the headphone jack
Word about the next member of the Pixel family started leaking out just after Christmas. Now the rumored Pixel 3 Lite is getting some more time to shine, courtesy of a three minute YouTube video that ...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch IBM and Vodafone form cloud, 5G and AI business venture and ink $550M service deal
IBM is one of the world’s biggest system integrators, but to get closer to where enterprises are actually doing their work, it’s been inking partnerships with companies that build devices ...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Coursera moves into healthcare education with 100 courses and 2 masters degrees
Coursera, the online learning startup valued at $850 million, has made its name primarily around its classes and degrees in information technology, data science and business. Now nearly seven years in...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Former Facebook engineer picks up $15M for AI platform Spell
In 2016, Serkan Piantino packed up his desk at Facebook with hopes to move on to something new. The former Director of Engineering for Faceboook AI Research had every intention to keep working on AI, ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch On-demand workspace platform Breather taps new CEO
Breather, the platform that provides on-demand private workspace, announced today that it has appointed Bryan Murphy as its new CEO. Before joining Breather, Murphy was the founder and President of di...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Alation announces $50M Series C investment as data catalog biz takes off
Alation, a startup that helps crawl a company’s databases in order to build a data search catalogue, announced a $50 million Series C investment today. The round was led by Sapphire Ventures and...
01:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Decrypted Telegram bot chatter revealed as new Windows malware
Sometimes it take a small bug in one thing to find something massive elsewhere. During an investigation recent, security firm Forcepoint Labs said it found a new kind of malware that was found taking ...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsofts VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient heatlh
Cracking the silos of digital health records promises to bring better care to patients by better informing doctors, according to Abhinav Shashank, the chief executive officer of San Francisco-based st...
10:54 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts
Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In ablog posttoday the company reveals a...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch New policy puts revenue squeeze on Chinas payments giants
The era that saw China’s mobile payments providers making handsome interest returns on client money has officially ended. Starting this week, non-bank payments companies must place 100 percent o...
09:48 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts
A popular WordPress plugin, installed on thousands of websites to help users share content on social media sites, left linked Twitter accounts exposed to compromise. The plugin, Social Network Tabs, w...
09:28 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Coinbase acquihires San Francisco startup Blockspring
Coinbase is continuing its push to suck up talent after the $8 billion-valued crypto business snapped up Blockspring, a San Francisco-based startup that enables developers to collect and process data ...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch German HR and recruiting platform Personio raises $40M Series B led by Index
Personio, the German HR and recruiting platform, has raised $40 million in a Series B funding. Leading the round is London-based Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Northzone an...
06:09 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records
Ciitizen, the company founded by the creators of Gliimpse (an Apple acquisition that’s been incorporated into the company’s HealthKit) which is developing tools to help patients organize a...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electri...
05:30 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Indias Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers
Ola, the ride-hailing service battling Uber in India, is introducing credit services to its users as it moves closer to a major new funding round. Today the company took the wraps off Ola Money Postpa...
04:53 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft pledges $500M to create affordable housing around Seattle
At a time when tech companies are being blamed for creating housing shortages in cities across the country, Microsoft told the Seattle Times it will make a $500 million pledge, its largest ever, to cr...
04:23 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch AWS launches Backup, a fully-managed backup service for AWS
Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service today launched Backup, a new tool that makes it easier for developers on the platform to back up their data from various AWS services and their on-premises a...
01:48 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates
Graduate Fund has written "angel-sized" checks to five companies so far, including Spellbrush and Ally Shoes....
12:00 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see
Academics at the universities of Oxford and Stanford think Facebook should give users greater transparency and control over the content they see on its platform. They also believe the social networkin...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Google raises its G Suite prices
Google today announced that it is raising the price of its G Suite subscriptions for the first time. In the U.S., the prices of G Suite Basic and G Suite Business editions will increase by $1 and $2 p...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Fords iconic F-Series trucks are going electric
Ford's iconic and popular F-series pickup line will soon have electric options, the company announced today. The move is intended to "future-proof" the enormous truck business against rising gas price...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Resolute Ventures sticks to its knitting with $75 million fourth fund
Resolute Ventures, an early-stage firm with offices in San Francisco and Boston, just closed its fourth fund with $75 million. It’s an almost shockingly conservative amount of capital in today&#...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch US will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets
According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal indictment against Huawei for stealing trade secrets. The report, which cites sources with kno...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch SpaceX opts for Texas over LA for Starship work
SpaceX will center its largest-scale operations not in its Los Angeles-area headquarters but in south Texas facilities, the company said today. Development of its next-generation Starship and Super He...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch SpaceX opts for Texas over LA for Starship work (Update)
SpaceX will center its largest-scale operations not in its Los Angeles-area headquarters but in south Texas facilities, the company said today. Development of its next-generation Starship and Super He...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch SpaceX opts for Texas over LA to build Starship prototypes
SpaceX will center its largest-scale operations not in its Los Angeles-area headquarters but in south Texas facilities, the company said today. Development of its next-generation Starship and Super He...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Shutdown could delay challenge of FCCs net neutrality rollback
The ongoing shutdown of the federal government has already had adverse effects on millions nationwide, and now could even delay a major legal challenge to the FCC’s infamous net neutrality repea...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Steve Carell is coming to Netflix in a new comedy about the US governments new Space Force
Steve Carell is coming back to small-screen comedy for a new Netflix series about the people tasked with creating the “Space Force” — the proposed sixth branch of the military. Detai...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook poaches Googles AR/VR engineering lead to take over Portal team
Facebook is bringing on the engineering lead for Google’s entire AR/VR team to tackle Portal hardware. Ryan Cairns comes aboard after 12 years at Google, where he was most recently the engineeri...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch TV broadcaster Sinclair launches STIRR, a free streaming service with local news and sports
Local TV broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced the launch of a new streaming service called STIRR that aims to bring local TV news and other content to the growing number of co...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Sources: Email security company Tessian is closing in on a $40M round led by Sequoia Capital
Continuing a trend that VCs here in London tell me is seeing an increasing amount of deal-flow in Europe attract the interest of top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms, TechCrunch has learned t...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Email security company Tessian is closing in on a $40M round led by Sequoia Capital
Continuing a trend that VCs here in London tell me is seeing an increasing amount of deal-flow in Europe attract the interest of top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms, TechCrunch has learned t...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Behold, Slacks new logo
New year, new you, new Slack. The popular workplace chat services resolution clearly involved a bit of a facelift, starting with a new logo. A redesigned version of the familiar grid logo launched thi...
07:09 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Lance Amstrong just wrote his first check as VC
Lance Armstrong revealed last month that an early investment in Uber — courtesy of a $100,000 check that he funneled into the company in 2009 through Lowercase Capital — “saved”...
07:09 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Lance Armstrong just wrote his first check as VC
Lance Armstrong revealed last month that an early investment in Uber — courtesy of a $100,000 check that he funneled into the company in 2009 through Lowercase Capital — “saved”...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Robots learn to grab and scramble with new levels of agility
Robots are amazing things, but outside of their specific domains they are incredibly limited. So flexibility not physical, but mental is a constant area of research. A trio of new robotic setups dem...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Apple reportedly looking to subsidize Watch with Medicare plans
If nothing else, the addition of ECG/EKG reinforced Apples commitment to evolving the Watch into a serious medical device. The company has long looked to bring its best-selling wearable to various hea...
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Ubiquity6 acquires AR music startup Wavy
Today, Ubiquity6 has announced that it is acquiring Wavy, a small AR music startup founded last year. In a blog post, the Wavy team confirmed they’ll be joining the Ubiquity6 team and won’...
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Driving down the cost of preserving genetic material, Acorn Biolabs raises $3.3 million
Acorn Biolabswants consumers to pay them to store genetic material in a bet that the increasing advances in targeted genetic therapies will yield better healthcare results down the line. The company&#...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch BlueRun Ventures closes on $130M, ups Cheryl Cheng to GP
PayPal, Kabbage and Waze investor BlueRun Ventures invests in early-stage mobile software and fintech startups....
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch BlueRun Ventures closes on $130M, promotes Cheryl Cheng to GP
PayPal, Kabbage and Waze investor BlueRun Ventures invests in early-stage mobile software and fintech startups....
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Sprint customers can now use Apple Business Chat to reach an agent
Sprint today announced it will support Apple’s Business Chat – the new platform that allows businesses and customers to interact over iMessage. According to the carrier, customers can now ...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch We Company CEO in hot water over being both a tenant and a landlord
The company formerly known as WeWork has come under scrutiny for potential conflict of interest issues regarding CEO Adam Neumann’s partial ownership of three properties where WeWork is (or will...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Snap CFO departs
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05:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Nvidias T4 GPUs are now available in beta on Google Cloud
Google Cloud today announced that Nvidia’s Turing-based Tesla T4 data center GPUsare now available in beta in its data centers inBrazil, India, Netherlands, Singapore, Tokyo and the United State...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Tinder is testing the ability to share Spotify music clips in chat
Tinder has already developed a fairly robust chat platform within its dating app, with support for sharing things like Bitmoji and GIFs, and the ability to “like” messages by tapping a hea...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Anchor says its powering 40 percent of new podcasts
Podcastings greatest asset has always been its accessibility for consumer and creator alike. But even the simplest medium requires a little know-how, and Anchors overarching goal has long been to fur...
04:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Byjus buys Osmo for $120M to add blended learning to its $4B digital education business
Weeks after it raised a massive $540 million funding round, Indian education unicorn Byju’s is on the M&A path. The company announced today it has snapped up U.S-based Osmo, a startup that d...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Niantic finalizes its Series C at $245M with a valuation of nearly $4B
We’ve known since around December that Niantic (the company behind Pokmon GO and the soon to be released Harry Potter Wizards Unite) was in the middle of raising a ton of money for its Series C ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Get a TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics AI demo table while you can
Innovations leading-edge lives at the intersection of robotics and AI. What could possibly be more exciting than attending TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on April 18 where youll spend a full day ...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Infor lands $1.5 billion investment ahead of possible IPO
Infor, a NYC-based enterprise software company, announced a massive $1.5 billion investment today that could be the precursor to an IPO down the road. One analyst is estimating that the valuation coul...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Infor lands $1.5 billion investment ahead of IPO
Infor, a NYC-based enterprise software company, announced a massive $1.5 billion investment today that could be the precursor to an IPO in the next 12-24 months. One analyst is estimating that the val...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch China accounted for nearly half of app downloads in 2018, 40% of consumer spend
Global app downloads topped 194 billion in 2018, up 35 percent from 2016, according to App Annie’s annual “State of Mobile 2019” report released today. Consumer spending across app s...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch EVs and online marketplaces thrive despite slump in Chinese car sales
China’s massive auto market hit the brakes last year as trade tensions and a softening economy dampened consumer confidence, but one segment soared on account of increasing internet penetration ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch HyperScience, the machine learning startup tackling data entry, raises $30 million Series B
HyperScience, the machine learning company that turns human readable data into machine readable data, has today announced the close of a $30 million Series B funding round led by Stripes Group, with p...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Techstars will build and launch startups with new venture studio
Techstars is announcing Techstars Studio, its latest attempt to bring corporations closer to the startup ecosystem. ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch DoorDash is officially live in all 50 states
You can now order meals via DoorDash in Alaska, Montana and South Dakota. ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds
A study by the Pew Research Center suggests most Facebook users are still in the dark about how the company tracks and profiles them for ad-targeting purposes. Pew found three-quarters (74%) of Facebo...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch The Motorola Razr could return as a $1,500 foldable smartphone
Motorola has revived the Razr name a few times over the years, but the once mighty brand has failed to regain the heights of its early days as an ultra-slim flip phone. But what better time for for th...
02:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Alexa gets a professional newscaster voice for reading the days news
Amazon already gave Alexa the ability to whisper, and now it’s rolling out another way to change the assistant’s speaking style – it’s giving Alexa a “newscaster” v...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Instamojo raises $7M to help SMEs and micro-entrepreneurs in India sell online
In India, startups are quietly building the tools and platforms to enable a different kind of gig economy: one that allows ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ to tap growing access to the internet to se...
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch YC-backed Upsolve is automating bankruptcy for everyone
The popular image of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy might be a large company like Enron failing, or maybe some lazy drifter trying to shirk their financial responsibilities. The reality is anything but those ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch On-demand telehealth company Tyto Care adds Sanford Health, Itochu and Shenzhen Capital Group as strategic investors
Tyto Care, a telehealth company that enables physicians to conduct on-demand remote exams, announced today that it has added $9 million to its Series C, bringing the rounds total to $33.5 million. The...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook is launching political ad checks in Nigeria, Ukraine, EU and India in coming months
Facebook is launching some of its self-styled ‘election security’ initiatives into more markets in the coming months ahead of several major votes in countries around the world. In an inter...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22B fintech megadeal
While we will continue to see a lot of consolidation among smaller startups in the area of financial technology, or fintech, there are also some much bigger combinations at play to help tap into econo...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Apple expands its reach with free Apple Music on Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is now offering free access to Apple Music. The music streaming service is available on select Verizon Wireless plans starting on January 17, 2019. Previously, Verizon and Apple offer...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Consolidation is coming to gaming, and Jam City raises $145 million to capitalize on it
A slew of banks are coming together to back a new roll-up strategy for the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio, Jam Cityand giving the company $145 million in new funding to carry that out. There&#...
12:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla unveils first home charging station that can be plugged into a wall outlet
Tesla today is launching a new home charging station designed for the modern home. The new Wall Connector is the auto maker’s first home charging solution that can be plugged into a wall outlet ...
12:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Fortnite bugs put accounts at risk of takeover
With one click, any semi-skilled hacker could have silently taken over a Fortnite account, according to a cybersecurity firm who says the bug is now fixed. Researchers at Check Point say the three vul...
11:06 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable parasite
What do you get when you put one Internet connected device on top of another? A little more control than you otherwise would in the case of Alias the “teachable ‘parasite'” — a...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Researcher shows how popular app ES File Explorer exposes Android device data
Why is one of the most popular Android apps running a hidden web server in the background? ES File Explorer claims it has over 500 million downloads under its belt since 2014, making it one of the mos...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch BeMyEye acquires Streetbee, a Russian crowdsourcing and image recognition provider
London-headquartered BeMyEye has made another acquisition, its third in a little over three years. This time the retail execution monitoring service is purchasing Russian crowdsourcing and image recog...
08:16 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Doctolib details how telemedicine appointments work
French startup Doctolib announced back in September that it would open up telemedicine appointments on its platform in 2019. The company is taking advantage of recent legal changes that finally make t...
05:09 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Grab moves to offer digital insurance services in Southeast Asia
Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm, thanks in no small part to its acquisition of Uber’s local business last year, but the company also houses an ambitious fintech arm, too. Th...
04:48 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch YouTube will ramp up enforcement of its policies against dangerous challenges and pranks
YouTube announced several policy updates today, including more stringent enforcement of its ban on videos of dangerous challenges and pranks. In a FAQ posted to its support site, YouTube wrote weve up...
02:20 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch Roku now deleting Infowars from its platform after customer outcry
Roku is deleting the Infowars channel from its platform, a couple daysafter adding it as a supported channel. In a tweet, Roku said after the channel became available, we heard from concerned parties ...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2019
Techcrunch CERNs plan for 100-km collider makes the LHC look like a hula hoop
The Large Hadron Collider has produced a great deal of incredible science, most famously the Higgs Boson but physicists at CERN, the international organization behind the LHC, are already looking for...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Transparency-seeking OPEN Government Data Act signed into law
The federal government produces one hell of a lot of data, but despite desultory lurches towards usability there's little guarantee that it's available in a way that makes it useful to anyone. That ma...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch The Square Off chess board melds the classical with the robotic
CES crowds can be tough especially toward the end of the week. Youre physically and emotionally drained, and youre pretty sure youve seen everything the consumer electronics world has to offer. And t...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite for Apple and A24
The director and star of “Lost in Translation” are working together again, with Bill Murray starring alongside Rashida Jones in “On the Rocks,” a new film directed by Sofia Cop...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch How the new VR screen could end the smartphone
The only way to get more information from a smartphone screen is to bring the pixels closer to our eyes, with the device somehow mounted on our heads rather than holding it in our hands. ...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Snap CFO Tim Stone is resigning
Snap CFO Tim Stone is leaving the company, according to documents Snap filed with the SEC today. “Tim has made a big impact in his short time on our team and we are very grateful for all of his ...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch The Sims gets its own in-game Alexa-style assistant, Lin-Z
Theres nothing like The Sims to log off from reality for a bit. Getting away from the increasingly ubiquitous world of smart assistants, on the other hand, is a different matter entirely. EA announced...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Box hires former SAP exec as chief information security officer
Box announced today that it has hired Lakshmi Hanspal to be the company’s new chief information security officer (CISO). She boasts 20 years of security experience, including holding executive s...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Apples battery cases return for the iPhone XS and XR
Theres no shortage of iPhone cases out there, of course. But for those who absolutely must have Apples stamp on their accessories, the company just dropped a couple of official charging cases for its ...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Twitters de-algorithmizing sparkle button rolls out on Android
After launching on iOS, Twitter is giving Android users the ability to easily switch between seeing the reverse-chronological “latest tweets” and the algorithmic “top tweets” f...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites on the web are going Material Design
Google today announced that it has started the long-expected rollout of its Material Design update for Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites, after first testing this update to the G Suite apps with i...
09:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Riding the RV revolution, Outdoorsy fuels up with $50 million in fresh funding
Outdoorsy is building for the road ahead. The three-year-old company, which connects customers with underused RVs and other trucks big enough to camp in overnight, just raised $50 million in Series C ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Mozilla shutters Firefoxs Test Pilot program
Mozilla today announced that it is closing the Firefox Test Pilot program. For the last three years, Test Pilot was Mozilla’s project to trial some of its more experimental Firefox features with...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch GBatteries let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump
A YC startup called GBatteries has come out of stealth with a bold claim: they can recharge an electric car as quickly as it takes to full up a tank of gas. Created by aerospace engineer Kostya Khomut...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft continues to build government security credentials ahead of JEDI decision
While the DoD is in the process of reviewing the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract RFPs (assuming the work continues during the government shutdown), Microsoft continues to build up its federal governme...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Opendoor competitor Knock raises $400M
The investment in Knock comes amid consistent year-over-year growth in venture capital deals for real estate tech companies. ...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform
Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku ...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Getaround early investor sues car-sharing startup for $1.79 million
Getaround is getting around the courthouse. One of the car-sharing startup’s early investors, Geoffrey Shmigelsky, is suing the company, alleging fraud and unfair conduct. “Our client supp...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch AWS makes another acquisition grabbing TSO Logic
AWS has been on a mini shopping spree since the first of the year. First it picked off Israeli disaster recovery startup CloudEndure last week. This week, it was TSO Logic, a Vancouver startup that he...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch AWS makes another acquisition, grabbing TSO Logic
AWS has been on a mini shopping spree since the first of the year. First it picked off Israeli disaster recovery startup CloudEndure last week. This week, it was TSO Logic, a Vancouver startup that he...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned
Instagram has been earning money from businesses flooding its social network with spam notifications. Instagram hypocritically continues to sell ad space to services that charge clients for fake follo...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Another huge database exposed millions of call logs and SMS text messages
An unprotected server storing millions of call logs and text messages was left open for months before they were found by a security researcher. If you thought you’d heard this story before, you&...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Campaign Monitor acquires email enterprise services Sailthru and Liveclicker
CM Group, the organization behind email-centric services like Campaign Monitor and Emma, today announced that it has acquired marketing automation firm Sailthru and the email personalization service L...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Why Google engineers worked full-time to combat sex trafficking
When the government seized classified-ads siteBackpage, forcing it to shut down in April, it became a lot harder to find and locate potential victims of sex trafficking. While it was symbolically good...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook launches its first U.S. podcast with a series focused entrepreneurship
Everyone has to have a podcast, apparently. Even Facebook . The social network this week launched its second-ever original podcast series, and its first one in the U.S. An arm of Facebook’s busi...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook launches its first US podcast with a series focused on entrepreneurship
Everyone has to have a podcast, apparently. Even Facebook . The social network this week launched its second-ever original podcast series, and its first in the U.S. An arm of Facebook’s business...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Ahead of IPO, Airbnb achieves profitability for second year in a row
Airbnb, which is expected to go public this year, announced today a number of milestones. For starters, Airbnb says it was profitable on an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and am...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Doogee is launching a modular rugged smartphone
The week following CES is probably as good a time as any to launch a Kickstarter campaign for your strange new smartphone. After all, a company like Doogees going to have difficulty rising above the d...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Doogee is launching a rugged modular smartphone
The week following CES is probably as good a time as any to launch a Kickstarter campaign for your strange new smartphone. After all, a company like Doogee is going to have difficulty rising above the...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Blue Apron is confident it will achieve profitability this quarter
Meal kit company Blue Apron expects to achieve profitability this quarter, the company said ahead of its Q4 2018 and fiscal year 2018 financial results. Blue Apron will release its earnings January 31...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Netflix hikes prices for U.S. subscribers
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05:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Netflix hikes prices for US subscribers
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05:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Help us find the best startup lawyers
Were looking for the best lawyers who are working with startups today, and wed like your recommendations. Right now, its hard to find the sort of attorney who can help you see around corners as a youn...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Former King Digital CFO Hope Cochran becomes Madronas first female managing director
Madrona Venture Group has long been one of the premier early-stage venture firms in the Pacific Northwest and in recent years, it has done a good job of recruiting former industry executives. In recen...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch DuckDuckGo debuts map search results using Apple Maps
DuckDuckGo has a new, unlikely partner in search: Apple. The privacy-focused search engine that promises to never track its userssaid Tuesday it’s now using data provided by Apple Maps to power ...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch New tickets available for TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize
If you havent snagged a ticket to the2nd Annual TechCrunch Winter Party on February 8, listen up and listen good. We just released the third round of our first-come-first-serve tickets, and the first ...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote
Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice Remote launched last fall. The remote allows users...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch 23andMe updates its ancestry reports, but theyre still not perfect
23andMe, co-founded by CEO Anne Wojcicki, has deployed its latest update, featuring interactive ancestry details, cultural insights aboutfood, art, language, and the option to order a physical ancestr...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Bringg, a delivery logistics platform used by Walmart, McDs and more, raises $25M
To compete in a world of on-demand everything right to your door led by the likes of Amazon and Uber, traditional physical retailers and those working with them have been looking for an edge by provid...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Nielsen: 16M U.S. homes now get TV over-the-air, a 48% increase over past 8 years
The number of U.S. households without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription that instead receive broadcast stations using a digital antenna has jumped by nearly 50 percent over the past 8 y...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Spider-Mans European vacation gets cut short in Far From Home trailer
Even your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man needs a vacation. Between all of the mild-mannered studenting and Avenger-style world saving (not mention what transpired during Infinity War), Peter Parker ...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch How do you fight an algorithm you cannot see?
That question in the headline was the challenge posed by a group of open knowledge junkies in Germany who wanted to understand how a persons Schufa was calculated. Schufa is a credit bureau that gener...
03:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch The new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Tourbillon Nanograph is a lot of buzzwords in a beautiful package
Almost every word in the name of TAG Heuer’s new watch – the Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph – is important. Carrera connects it to TAG’s long history of chronog...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Kano will start releasing Star Wars and other Disney-branded products later this year
Educational computing kit company Kano announced today that it has signed a two-year licensing deal to create Disney-branded products later this year. Details are still pretty scant on how precisely t...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix will raise prices for US subscribers, with its most popular plan going up to $13 per month
Netflix is raising fees for U.S. subscribers in its biggest price increase since the company first launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Depending on your plan, the cost will go up increase by ...
02:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch CyPhy Works rebrands as drone data collection company, Aria Insights
CyPhy Works announced this morning that it is shifting focus and rebranding as Aria Insights. The new company is focused on utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning to help analyze data ...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Data management startup Rubrik gets $261M at a $3.1B valuation as it moves into security and compliance
There is a growing demand for stronger security at every point in the IT ecosystem, and today, one of the the more successful enterprise startups to emerge in the last several years is announcing a bi...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Data management startup Rubrik gets $261M at a $3.3B valuation as it moves into security and compliance
There is a growing demand for stronger security at every point in the IT ecosystem, and today, one of the the more successful enterprise startups to emerge in the last several years is announcing a bi...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Smartsheet acquires Slope to help creatives collaborate
Smartsheet, the project management and collaboration tool that went public last April, announced the acquisition of Seattle-based TernPro, Inc., makers of Slope, a collaboration tool designed for shar...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Maverick Ventures announces $382M evergreen fund
The under-the-radar VC firm counts 13 unicorns in its portfolio. ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Pandora launches a personalized voice assistant on iOS and Android
Pandora today announced the launch of its own, in-app voice assistant which you can call up at any time by saying “Hey Pandora,” followed by a request to play the music or podcasts you wan...
01:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Flaws in Amadeus airline booking system made it easy for hackers to change passenger records
You might not know Amadeus by name, but hundreds of millions of travelers use it each year. Whether you’re traveling for work or vacation, most consumers book their flights through one of a hand...
01:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Flaws in Amadeus airline booking system made it easy to change passenger records
You might not know Amadeus by name, but hundreds of millions of travelers use it each year. Whether you’re traveling for work or vacation, most consumers book their flights through one of a hand...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch For $5,800 per year, Chief helps women reach the C-suite
A new network for powerful women launches today with $3 million in venture capital funding....
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch German court tosses Qualcomms latest iPhone patent suit
Qualcomm has had a patent lawsuit against Apple dismissed by a court in Mannheim, Germany, as groundless (via Reuters). The chipmaker had argued Intel -powered iPhones infringed a transistor switch pa...
12:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Pia dIribarne joins Stride.VC as third partner
It turns out Stride.VC isnt going to focus exclusively on the U.K. after all. Pia dIribarne is leaving Accel to join Stride.VC as a partner. Stride.VC was originally co-founded by former Accel partner...
12:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Workforce management solution Quinyx raises further $25M
Quinyx, the cloud-based workforce management solution, has raised a further $25 million in funding. The investment was led by the startup’s existing investors Alfvn & Didrikson, Battery Vent...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Contabilizei raises $20 million to ease Brazilians tax pain
Online tax filing and accounting service,Contabilizei,has raised $20 million in a new round of financing led by Point72 Ventures, the early stage investment arm associated with hedge fund guru Steven ...
11:22 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Digital insurance firm Singapore Life raises $33M ahead of Southeast Asia expansion
Digital insurance firm Singapore Life has started 2019 with a bang after it raised $33 million across two investments as it eyes new market expansions in Southeast Asia. The company pulled in $20 mill...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook says it will invest $300M in local news
Facebook plans to make a significant investment in local news over the next three years, with $300 million going to a variety of initiatives and organizations. The company has had a rocky relationship...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch American Express acquires Japan-based restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge
American Express has made an acquisition in Japan after it picked up restaurant booking servicePocket Conciergein an undisclosed deal. The acquisition was announced in Japaneseand in English by James ...
09:58 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat
ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyinbrand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent has long domi...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Manual raises 5M to build its wellbeing guide for men
Manual, a ‘wellbeing platform’ for men, has closed 5 million in seed funding. Backing the round is the U.K.’s Felix Capital, Germany’s Cherry Ventures, and U.S.-based Cassius C...
03:49 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch WeChat is quietly ranking user behavior to play catch-up with Alibaba
Over one billion people leave behind trails of information on WeChat every day as they use the messenger to chat, read, shop, hail rides, rent umbrellas and run many other errands. And the Tencent app...
03:22 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Hulu unexpectedly releases Fyre Fraud days before Netflixs competing documentary
Not since the literary biopic showdown between Capote and Infamous has there been such an intense battle for the attention of viewers. This time, the fight is between Hulu and Netflixs competing docum...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch NBCUniversal announces streaming service that will be free to paid TV subscribers
NBCUniversal is joining the long list of media giants looking to compete with Netflix. The company today announced plans to launch its own streaming service service in early 2020. The still-unnamed se...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2019
Techcrunch Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isnt science
A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of paper and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. Th...
10:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die
The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. Lets look at where we are today, where were heading tomorrow and some of the changes needed to get us there....
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Blindfolded Bird Box Challenger crashes car
Remember, way back on January 2 when Netflixissued a warning to its customers over the viral Bird Boxchallenge meme to “PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE?” That wa...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Self-driving car startup Zoox gets a new CEO
Self-driving car startup Zoox has selected its new CEO following the unexpectedfiring of co-founder and former CEO Tim Kentley-Klay in August. Aicha Evans (pictured above), Intel’s now-former ch...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch New FAA proposal would let drones fly over people and at night without a waiver
Companies impatient to make drone deliveries a viable reality should have a win to celebrate soon. On Monday, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced in a “sneak preview” that he...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla is entering the Model 3 into Pwn2Own, one of the worlds toughest hacking contests
Tesla is handing over its new Model 3 sedan to Pwn2Own this year, the first time a car has been included in the annual high-profile hacking contest. The prize for the winning security researcher: a Mo...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Sling TV rolls out free content to non-subscribers, initially on Roku
Last year, Dish-owned streaming service Sling TV launched a free tier to its service designed to attract those with lapsed subscriptions to come back and watch. On Roku devices, former customers were ...
08:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Democratic texting platform Hustle lays off a big chunk of its staff
The company behind a texting platform that powered more than 1,300 Democratic campaigns has slashed its staff in the lull following the 2018 midterms. Hustle co-founder and CEO Roddy Lindsay, a former...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Nissans IMs elevated sports sedan concept shows what its electric future might look like
Nissan unveiled Monday its latest vision for electric vehicles at the North American International Auto Show the third consecutive year the automaker has teased what its EV future might look like. Th...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch YouTube just changed how you navigate videos in its mobile app
YouTube is updating its mobile app to make it easier to navigate through videos. The company announced it will this week roll out a new horizontal swiping gesture that lets you move forward and backwa...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch The graceful QX Inspiration Concept previews Infinitis electric lineup
Today at the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit, Mich., Infiniti revealed its latest electric concept vehicle. Called the QX Inspiration Concept, this crossover is a preview of wha...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Freelancer banking service Shine switches to paid subscriptions
French startup Shine wants to be the only professional bank account you need if youre a freelancer. So far, 25,000 people have signed up to the service, and the company recently raised a $9.3 million ...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Computer vision startup AnyVision pulls in new funding from Lightspeed
While there have been a few massive surveillance startups in China that have raised funds on the back of computer vision advances, there’s seemed to be less fervor outside of that market. Tel Av...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch A group of Google employees plans to educate people about forced arbitration
A group of Google employees is taking to Twitter and Instagram tomorrow in an attempt to educate the public about forced arbitration, Recode first reported. From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST, this group ...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Peter Thiels Valar Ventures targets $350M for new funds
Valar Ventures plans to raise $350 million across two new funds, according to a pair of SEC documents filed this morning....
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela
Brud, the company behind the virtual celebrity Lil Miquela, is now worth at least $125 million thanks to a new round of financing the company is currently closing. Meanwhile, new venture-backed compan...
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Twitters new app for testing new features
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...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Automattic announces Newspack to help news organizations publish and monetize
Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com is announcing a new project called Newspack. While details are still thin, the company wants to help news organizations with an all-in-one solution to publ...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Alibaba taps Kabbage to loan up to $150K to SMBs after it quietly acquired OpenSky to ramp in North America
Alibaba’s long-term ambition to grow its business in the US is taking another step forward. To increase sales to US small businesses, the company has partnered with Kabbage, the Softbank-backed ...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch What3Words breaks the world down into phrases
If you’re down in ///joins.slides.predict you may want to visit ///history.writing.closets or, if you’ve got a little money to spend, try the Bananas Foster at ///cattle.excuse.luggage. Ei...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles
Volkswagen will spend $800 million to expand a U.S. factory that will produce the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles. The factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the companys North A...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook adds the option to share events to Stories, message friends interested in going
Facebook wants to make it easier for users share events and coordinate with friends before the event’s start. The company this morning said it will test a new feature that lets users share those...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it
This weekend, I finished reading Oliver Mortons The Planet Remade (thanks to reader Eliot Peper for recommending it). Morton has a multitude of goals with the book, but there were two I think are deep...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Rumor suggests Apples AirPower mat has finally gone into production
In 2017, Apple announced the Qi-compatible AirPower Mat, a device that would charge multiple devices at once simply by placing them on the mat. That product has been seriously delayed due to reported ...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch This Brooklyn man makes massive robotic costumes out of junk
One Man's Trash from We Are Films on Vimeo. Peter Kokis makes robots or, more correctly, he turns into robots. This Brooklyn artists takes parts from different things – slicers, juicers, an...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify and Indias T-Series ink a global content deal for over 160,000 songs
Ahead of Spotify’s entry into the Indian market, the streaming service this morning announced a global content deal with a leading Indian film and music company, T-Series, which gives it access ...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Open Bionics closes $5.9M Series A for its affordable and cool bionic limbs
The world wowed a few years ago when a very clever startup from Bristol, UK, came up with 3D printed bionic limbs for amputees. Uniquely, the limbs were lightweight, cheap to make and could even be ma...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Ford is making a hybrid Explorer SUV
Ford is adding a hybrid Explorer to the mix, the first time the popular SUV has been offered with any kind of electrification. The automaker unveiled Monday the Explorer hybrid as well as a new Explor...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Some of the biggest web hosting sites were vulnerable to simple account takeover hacks
A security researcher has found, reported, and now disclosed a dozen bugs that made it easy to steal sensitive information or take over any customer’s account from some of the largestweb hosting...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Schneiders EVLink car charging stations were easily hackable, thanks to a hardcoded password
Schneider has fixed three vulnerabilities in one of its popular electric car charging stations, which security researchers said could have easily allowed an attacker to remotely take over the unit. At...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Salesforce Commerce Cloud updates keep us shopping with AI-fueled APIs
As people increasingly use their mobile phones and other devices to shop, it has become imperative for vendors to improve the shopping experience, making it as simple as possible, given the small foot...
11:38 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Wiliot nabs $30M from Amazon, Avery Dennison, Samsung for a chip that runs on power from ambient radio frequencies
As we continue the quest for better and more efficient sources of energy to link up our connected world, companies that are developing new power solutions are attracting attention. Today, a startup ca...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs leads $8M round in cyber security skills platform Immersive Labs
Immersive Labs, a cyber security skills platform founded by James Hadley, who used to be a researcher at GCHQ, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Goldman Sachs, with parti...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs leads $8M round in cybersecurity skills platform Immersive Labs
Immersive Labs, a cybersecurity skills platform founded by former GCHQ researcher James Hadley, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Goldman Sachs, with participation from a...
07:33 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch A photo of an egg has toppled reality star Kylie Jenner as Instagrams most-liked post
Instagram has found something it likes more than a Kardashian-Jenner family baby, and it’s an egg. This weekend, a photo of a plain egg became the most-liked photo on Instagram, the social app o...
05:16 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs new Galaxy M smartphones will launch in India first
Samsung will launch its new lower-priced Galaxy M series in India before the smartphones roll out globally. Asim Warsi, senior vice president of Samsung Indias smartphone business, told Reuters that t...
04:49 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Apple HomePod comes to China at $400 amid iPhone sales woes
Apple is finally launching HomePod in China, but the timing is tricky as the premium device will have to wrestle with local competitors and a slowing economy. The firm saidover the weekend that its sm...
04:39 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch New trailer reveals when Game of Thrones will return
Winter is coming this spring. HBO is finally revealing when season 8 of Game of Thrones will begin. On Sunday, HBO released a new teaser for Games of Thrones that announced the first episode will air ...
03:52 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch Cadillacs first electric vehicle will be a crossover
Cadillac revealed Sunday what will likely be the first electric vehicle in the luxury brand’s portfolio. And surprise, it’s a crossover. The images of the full-size crossover SUV, which wa...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2019
Techcrunch A first look at Twitters new beta app and its bid to remain valuable and relevant
Twitter has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice. But as it has grown, that unique selling point has set Twitter up for as many challe...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 13, 2019
Techcrunch Testing times for second wave scooter startups
Investors are stillpouring millions into scooter startups, albeit sometimes at flat valuations. At the same time a little cash is flowing the other way, in cases where cities have realized the importa...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 13, 2019
Techcrunch Why Silicon Valley needs more visas
Henrique Dubugras Contributor Share on Twitter Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. When I hear protesters shout, Immigrants are welcome he...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 13, 2019
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Service Station
The Gillmor Gang Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, Doc Searls, Michael Markman and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday January 12, 2019. OK, it’s 2019 and we’re talking yet again about RSS,...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 13, 2019
Techcrunch Our dystopian cyberpunk here and now
We in the West love our apocalyptic science fiction, in which cartoonishly evil authorities ruthlessly oppress all who so much as wonder about its absolute power, enforced via ubiquitous surveillance ...
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2019
Techcrunch President Bolsonaro should boost Brazils entrepreneurial ecosystem
Romero Rodrigues Contributor Romero Rodrigues is a managing partner at Redpoint eVentures, the Brazilian-focused arm of the Silicon Valley venture firm Redpoint. More posts by this contributor Brazil&...
05:09 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2019
Techcrunch Global VC market sees highest-ever concentration of supergiant dollar volume in Q4 2018
Is the market mostly buoyed by the billions raised by the biggest private tech companies, or is a rising tide in this extended aquatic metaphor raising all ships?...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2019
Techcrunch How open source software took over the world
Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy offic...
02:51 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2019
Techcrunch Lime halts scooter service in Switzerland after possible software glitch throws users off mid-ride
Just as on-demand electric scooters are trying to pick up speed in Europe, one of the scooter market’s most ambitious startups has halted operations in one country after its e-scooters started h...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2019
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams?
We explore the government shutdown's connection to tech IPOs, recount the demise of a well-funded AR project and introduce readers to an AI-enabled self-checkout shopping cart in this week's startups ...
02:17 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2019
Techcrunch Mental well-being took center stage at CES 2019
This week, the Las Vegas Convention Center was packed with many of the years biggest new devices. But over the last several years, The Sands has become the place where the real magic happens. The segm...
12:55 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2019
Techcrunch Ankers PowerPort Atom is my permanent new travel companion
I had fight a couple of coworkers for this thing. Its a strange thing to fight over, I realize, but we are strange people with a strange job. And more importantly, I won. Im plugged into the PowerPort...
12:45 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2019
Techcrunch SpaceX will lay off hundreds to become a leaner company
SpaceX plans to lay off approximately 10 percent of its workforce in order to manage its costs, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today. The news comes as the company embarks on an ambitious plan to...
11:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well.
Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog Boing Boing, and anyone who...
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Sensels pressure-sensitive display tech works underwater
The Morph is a fun little computer peripheral. The small trackpad uses a series of silicone covers to recreating different interfaces, from a QWERTY keyboard to a drum pad. Ultimately, however, its th...
10:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch WeWork gets into the food business, backing the superfood startup of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton
WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has been described as an avid surfer, one who has been known to grab his board and go, both in the Hamptons in Long Island, where he reportedly owns a home, as well as in Hawai...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch That GoFundMe to build a border wall is issuing $20 million in refunds
A Trump-inspired GoFundMe campaign that raised $20 million to ostensibly to build a wall on the southern U.S. border will refund every cent. Run by Brian Kolfage, a veteran with a track record of ques...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch GM is transforming Cadillac into an electric brand
General Motors is turning Cadillac into its lead electric vehicle brand in a bid to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other automakers bringing EVs onto the market. Plans are already underway...
07:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Improbable urges Unity to unsuspend their license, to rectify farcical situation for developers
Improbable may be pissed at Unity, but they still want them back. In a blog post titled “A final statement on SpatialOS and Unity,” the team at the cloud gaming startup aimed to tell their...
07:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Improbable urges Unity to unsuspend their license, rectify farcical situation for developers
Improbable may be pissed at Unity, but they still want them back. In a blog post titled “A final statement on SpatialOS and Unity,” the team at the cloud gaming startup aimed to tell their...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch The NYT gets into voice with 5 new Alexa skills, including a daily briefing, quiz and more
The New York Times is expanding its efforts around audio programming and voice assistants, the company announced today. The NYT says it’s launching a daily flash briefing for Alexa devices, as w...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Google cans the Chromecast Audio
The Chromecast Audio is no more. Google has decided to stop manufacturing the audio dongle that allowed you to add any ‘dumb’ speaker to your Google Castsetup. If you still want one, you&#...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix faces $25 million lawsuit over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
If you watched Netflix’s latest ‘Black Mirror’ production, there’s no doubt it reminded you of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Now, the publisher that owns t...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Square loses another key executive as Mary Kay Bowman joins Visa
The news comes shortly after Jack Dorsey's merchant services and mobile payments company lost long-time CFO Sarah Friar to Nextdoor....
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Gartner finds PC sales doldrums continued in 2018
Gartner released its quarterly PC sales survey for the fourth quarter of 2018 this week, and it was the same old story. PC sales plunged in the fourth quarter and were down 1.3 percent for the year. T...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk shows off the assembled Starship test rocket
After weeks teasing renderings and production photos, Elon Musk finally showed off the finished Starship test rocket last night. Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch The U.S. continues to hammer Chinese tech
Its another week, and another bevy of hits on Chinese tech by the U.S. government. Lets get up to speed, plus a request for startup lawyer recommendations. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch The US continues to hammer Chinese tech
Its another week, and another bevy of hits on Chinese tech by the U.S. government. Lets get up to speed, plus a request for startup lawyer recommendations. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Bing has a child porn problem
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...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Tor pulls in record donations as it lessens reliance on US government grants
Tor, the open source initiative which provides a more secure way to access the internet, is continuing to diversify its funding away from its long-standing reliance on U.S. government grants. The Tor ...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Some US government websites wont load after HTTPS certificates expire during shutdown
In a government shutdown, everything deemed non-essential stops. As we found out, renewing the certificates on its websites is considered non-essential. Several government sites are currently inaccess...
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Xiaomis five-year plan is a $1.5 billion bet on smart homes
Xiaomi, the Chinese company best known for budget phones, is betting big on a future of connected homes. It plans to plough at least 100 billion yuan, or $1.48 billion, into the so-called “AIoT&...
03:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data
Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was ironically a bug reporting ser...
03:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Epic Games receives an F from the Better Business Bureau
The Fortnite community may be polite, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting the customer service they deserve. The Better Business Bureau gave Fortnite maker Epic Games an “F”,...
03:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon Dash buttons judged to breach consumer rules in Germany
Amazon’s Dash buttons have been found to breach consumer ecommerce rules in Germany. The push-to-order gizmos weredebuted by Amazon in 2015, in an attempt by the ecommerce giant to shave frictio...
02:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Lisbon finally gets a substantial VC fund in the shape of Indico Capital Partners
Lisbon, characterized occasionally by some tech scene observers as the warm Berlin, has been threatening to generate more startups in the last few years, not least because it will now have the enormou...
10:42 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads
VLC, the hugely popular media playing service, is filing one of its gaps with the addition ofAirPlay support as its just crossed an incredible three billion users. The new feature was revealed byJean-...
08:28 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China
The personal details belonging to more than 202 million job seekers in China, including information like phone numbers, email addresses, driver licenses and salary expectations, were freely available ...
07:26 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Worlds most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan
The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a self-driving facility in Joso, a hist...
03:04 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Improbable and Epic Games establish $25M fund to help devs move to more open engines after Unity debacle
Improbable is taking a daring step after announcing earlier today that Unity had revoked its license to operate on the popular game development engine. The UK-based cloud gaming startup has inked a la...
02:42 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch A Pong table managed to wow CES 2019
Thats not the kind of headline one expects to write going into the week. But here we are. Universal Spaces analog Pong table is a mindblower in a whole unexpected way. The tabletop machine goes more r...
02:11 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Taking a stroll with Samsungs robotic exoskeleton
Samsungs look but dont touch policy left many wondering precisely how committed the company is to its new robots. On the other hand, the company was more than happy to let me take the GEMS (Gait Enhan...
01:51 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Unity pulls nuclear option on cloud gaming startup Improbable, terminating game engine license
A pair of highly-funded gaming unicorns are publicly skirmishing and the deal could have major repercussions for game developers. Today, UK-based cloud gaming startup Improbable, announced that Unity,...
01:47 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Reports raise video privacy concerns for Amazon-owned Ring
Amazon -owned smart doorbell maker Ring is facing claims that might give some smart home enthusiasts pause. Recent reports from The Intercept and The Information have accused the company of mishandlin...
01:44 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Spotifys increased focus on podcasts in 2019 includes selling its own ads
Having established itself as a top streaming service with now over 200 million users, Spotify this year is preparing to focus more of its attention on podcasts. The company plans bring its personaliza...
01:12 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Is Samsung getting serious about robotics?
A funny thing happened at Samsungs CES press conference. After the PC news, 8K TVs and Bixby-sporting washing machines, the company announced one more thing, handing over a few brief moments to announ...
01:01 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO
Postmates has landed a $100M investment to compete with SoftBank-backed competitor DooDash ahead of an IPO expected later this year....
12:59 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Californians may get a break on their mobile bills after tax is struck down in court
Californians have a lot to enjoy great weather, big waves, solid microbreweries, and of course extremely high taxes on prepaid mobile service. But this controversial last feature is being adjusted af...
12:34 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch Research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug addicts
Researchers at Michigan State University are exploring the idea that there’s more to “social media addiction” than casual joking about being too online might suggest. Their paper, ti...
12:06 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2019
Techcrunch UK has red flagged 4,600 sellers for tax evasion on marketplaces like Amazon in 2 years
Sites like Amazon and eBay have made it very compelling for consumers to buy online rather than in stores, in part because prices are very competitive and in many cases cheaper than what buyers might ...
11:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Bungie takes back its Destiny and departs from Activision
Bungie, creator of the popular Halo and Destiny franchises, is splitting from publisher Activision and will go its own way, the company announced today. It's almost certainly good news for gamers and ...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch An AR glasses pioneer collapses
In the first days of 2017, Osterhout Design Group arrived up at CES with a two-story booth and huge promises. The startup’s founder, Ralph Osterhout, wanted to take the small San Francisco-based...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts
A new lawsuit may require Andy Rubin to return his $90 million payout....
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch PeakSpan Capital just closed on $265 million more to fund business software companies
PeakSpan Capital, a four-year-old, Burlingame, Calif.-based venture firm, has closed its second fund with $265 million in capital commitments, according to a new SEC filing that shows that 68 investor...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Ford is shutting down its Chariot shuttle service
Ford is shutting down Chariot, the shuttle startup that it purchased just two years ago that was supposed to be a part of the automaker’s fresh effort to move beyond the traditional business of ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch The pre-seed diligence framework
By now its clear that seed is the new Series A. Seed rounds have tripled in size and companies have been around for 2.4 years before they raise a seed round. A new stage has emerged to fill the gap....
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Nissans new Leaf e is packing more than just 226 miles of range
Electric vehicle competition is heating up and it’s pushing some of the first entrants to add range and other features in hopes of keeping up with automakers that are just bringing EVs to the ma...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Amazons IMDb launches a free streaming service, Freedive
Amazon’s IMDb movie website today announced the launch of a free streaming service, called Freedive. The service offers viewers in the U.S. access to an ad-supported collection of TV shows likeF...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Report: Amazon to double down on gaming with a new streaming service
Earlier this week, when Razer announced that it would integrate Amazon’s Alexa into its gaming platform, I wondered if this was a strong signal of how Amazon may be starting to lay the groundwor...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Mayfield, among the oldest venture firms, gets a new partner as it celebrates 50 years in the business
Venture firms can come and go, as anyone who lived through the boom and bust of the late ’90s internet bubble can attest. Some firms have staying power, however, and among these is Mayfield, fou...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Mayfield gets a new partner as it celebrates 50 years in the business
Venture firms can come and go, as anyone who lived through the boom and bust of the late ’90s internet bubble can attest. Some firms have staying power, however, and among these is Mayfield, fou...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch How to get your moneys worth from your startup lawyer
You will never know as much as your lawyers do about the legal services they provide to you. It is a classic asymmetry of information, where the party that knows less gets the worse deal. In this case...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app
GM is sprucing up its smartphone app for owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt through a collaboration with charging network companies EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots. The idea is to take aggregat...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Holorides in-car VR solution is the best thing at CES 2019
After days of demos and announcements and miles of walking, I’m confident in declaring Holoride the best thing at this year’s CES. The designation of “The best thing at CES 2019̶...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it
Illegal child exploitation imagery is easy tofindon Microsoft’s Bing search engine. But even more alarming is that Bing will suggest related keywords and images that provide pedophiles with more...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch The next phase of WeChat
Thousands of people gathered Wednesday night in a southern Chinese city for Zhang Xiaolong, Tencent’s low-key executive who built WeChat eight years ago. It’s no longer adequate to call th...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch More tickets released for TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize
Silicon Valley loves a party, and were ready to help you get your swerve on. Weve just released a fresh batch of tickets to the 2nd Annual TechCrunch Winter Party. Our fabulous midwinter fete takes pl...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs
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...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Lyft partners with Segway to deploy more durable scooters
Lyft is gearing up to roll out its next generation of shared scooters in partnership with Segway Ninebot. This comes on the heels of Segway Ninebot’s announcement of its newest scooter, the Mode...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Meet Caper, the AI self-checkout shopping cart
The Amazon boogie-man has every retailer scrambling for ways to fight back. But the cost and effort to install cameras all over the ceiling or into every shelf could block stores from entering the aut...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S10 February 20 in San Francisco
CES has never been much of a mobile show for Samsung not with Mobile World Congress a little over a month away. But the company did use its big platform this week to announce the announcement of its ...
02:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch The rise of (societal) resilience tech
If you follow millennials on Twitter (and god help you), then you know that Anne Helen Petersens piece this past weekend How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation struck a deep chord for many. It&...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Check out the trailer for Jordan Peeles new YouTube series Weird City
Mastermind Jordan Peele is a very busy man these days, working on new projects including the movie Us, an upcoming Twilight Zone reboot, a Netflix stop-motion animated movie called Wendell and Wild, a...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Revolut hires Freetrade co-founder and former CTO as Head of Wealth & Trading Product
The London fintech industry is pretty close-knit, full of strong personalities, and at times fiercely competitive. Within this context it is quite common for employees — and sometimes even found...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Mr Jeff bags $12M Series A to replace trips to the laundromat
If you thought the on-demand laundry space had run out of startup steam here’s a bit of a conditioner: Madrid-based startup, Mr Jeff, has bagged a $12M Series A, led by All Iron Ventures. The 20...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Ubers India rival Ola nears $6 billion valuation ahead of huge funding round
Ola, India’s local rival to Uber, has seen its valuation jump to nearly $6 billion as it prepares to take in a large round of financing. The ride-hailing firm, which was founded in 2010, has rai...
12:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch OneLogin snares $100M investment to expand identity solution into new markets
OneLogin is not a young startup by any means. The identity access management company was founded in 2009 and has watched while companies like Ping Identity, Duo Security and Okta had tidy exits. But a...
12:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals
Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series ...
11:02 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Emeritus, which develops online courses with universities, raises $40M
The funding streak for educational startups in Asia continues into 2019 afterEmeritus, a U.S-Indian company that partners with universities to offer digital courses, landed a$40 million Series C round...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Advisor to Europes top court favors regional limit to right to be forgotten
Google will be cheered by the view of an influential advisor to Europe’s top court vis-a-vis the territorial scope of the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten’. Since a 2014 Court of Jus...
10:35 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch The company behind YouCam Makeup app launches a new set of AR tools for beauty brands like Ulta
Released in 2014, the year before Snapchat put face filters on the road to ubiquity, Perfect Corps YouCam Makeup app gave many smartphone users their first taste of augmented selfies. At the beginning...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch TransferWise applying for Brussels license in bid to navigate a no deal Brexit
TransferWise, the London-headquartered international money transfer company, is applying for a new licence in Brussels, in a bid to navigate a possible “no deal” Brexit as the U.K. prepare...
05:36 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Crypto mining giant Bitmain is reportedly getting a new CEO as its IPO plan stalls
Bitmain, the Chinese crypto miner maker, looks like it has reached an interesting point in its pathway to going public. There’s been little heard since the company filed to go public in Hong Kon...
05:01 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Banking startup N26 raises $300 million at $2.7 billion valuation
Fintech startup N26 is raising a Series D round of $300 million. Following this new funding round, the company is now valued at $2.7 billion. Insight Venture Partners is leading the round with Singapo...
02:24 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Hulu redesign will drop the confusing home screen called Lineup, simplify navigation
Hulu is preparing to update its streaming app in order to make its simpler to navigate to and discover content you want to watch. Some of the changes coming in the weeks ahead are smaller, but worthwh...
02:24 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Hulu redesign may drop the confusing screen called Lineup, simplify navigation
Hulu is preparing to update its streaming app in order to make its simpler to navigate to and discover content you want to watch. Some of the changes coming in the weeks ahead are smaller, but worthwh...
01:43 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions
Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic fuels, has...
01:27 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Chamberlain Group acquires Lockitron and Tend for its myQ smart garage hub
Chamberlain Group, which owns several security and access brands including the myQ smart garage hub, has added two new companies to its portfolio: connected door lock maker Lockitron and wi-fi home se...
01:01 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Astronomers spot more mysterious radio signals from far outside the galaxy
Whenever some new “cosmic puzzle” crops up, you always have to be ready for the other shoe to drop. But just because something isn’t an alien message or Ringworld doesn’t mean ...
12:42 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Hands-on with Ledgers Bluetooth crypto hardware wallet
French startup Ledger unveiled a new hardware wallet at CES this week. While the device isnt going to ship until March, the company let me play with a prototype version of the device. The Ledger Nano ...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch With SEC workers offline, the government shutdown could screw IPO-ready companies
The weeks-long government shutdown may have lasting effects on the IPO market....
12:07 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch Hey, look, its a hamster wheel for your cat
Have a stationary lifestyle and a penchant for lasagna left your cat overweight and sluggish? Sure kicking dogs off the sides of tables and mailing cats to Abu Dhabi are decent legwork, but what about...
12:04 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch The worlds first 1-terabyte SDXC card is here
Do you frequently record super-slow-motion 8K video? Do you want to back up your entire computer to your coin pocket? Then these measly 512-gigabyte SD cards probably aren’t cutting it. Fortunat...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2019
Techcrunch AWS gives open source the middle finger
AWS launched DocumentDB today, a new database offering that is compatible with the MongoDB API. The company describes DocumentDB as a “fast, scalable, and highly available document database that...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation
A bug that anyone can easily exploit in Google makes it easy to kick out manipulated search results that look entirely real. The search manipulation bug was documented by Wietze Beukema, a London-base...
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch The state of seed
Seed deal activity declined again in 2018, marking the fourth consecutive year in which deal count shrank and deal sizes swelled. ...
10:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter and NBA game streaming deal is about connecting with cord-cutters and younger fans
Twitter is already working with the NBA to stream video of pre-game warm-ups, in-game and post-game highlights and post-game behind-the-scenes content. Now, the company will for the first time ever st...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Halos second-gen brain stimulating headphones run $399
Two and a half years after doing pushups on stage at Disrupt New York, Bay Area-based sports health company Halo Neuroscience is back with the second generation of its brain stimulating headphones. Th...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch E-scooter startup Bird is raising another $300M
The scooter "unicorn" is said to be fundraising on a flat pre-money valuation of $2 billion....
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch This extra-large handheld Nintendo works (and feels) like the real thing
Handheld retro gaming machines come and go, but few go so simply and effectively to the point as My Arcade's Retro Champ. You stick in your NES cartridge, hit the power button, and assuming you blew o...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Dont expect a new Nvidia Shield Tablet anytime soon
The Shield TV, Nvidia’s Android TV streaming box, is still getting regular updates, but the Shield Tablet, which launched in 2014, was last refreshed in 2015 and officially discontinued last yea...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch How Trumps government shutdown is harming cyber and national security
It’s now 18 days since the U.S. government unceremoniously shut down because Congress couldn’t agree on a bill to fund a quarter of all federal departments including paying their employee...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram now lets you regram your posts to multiple accounts
Instagram is swaying the balance towards simplicity but away from originality. It’s adding the ability to publish feed posts to different accounts you control at the same time by toggling them o...
06:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter gives events a boost with new publisher tools
As Twitter continues to look for ways to monetise its platform beyond basic advertising, it is building more tools for businesses that turn Twitter into more of a utility that helps them do their jobs...
06:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done
A new drone from the NIMBUS group at the University of Nebraska can fall out of a plane, parachute down, fly to a certain place, dig a hole, hide sensors inside it and then fly away like some crazy wa...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Put Alexa and a JBL speaker in your ceiling with this clever LED downlight
This light makes the smarthome even more accessible. Installed as any other ceiling downlight,the June AI downlight features Amazon Alexa through an integrated JBL speakers. There’s a light in t...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch New Synergy Research report finds enterprise data center market is strong for now
Conventional wisdom would suggest that in 2019, the public cloud dominates and enterprise data centers are becoming an anachronism of a bygone era, but new data from Synergy Research finds that the en...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Baidu Cloud launches its open source edge computing platform
At CES, the Chinese tech giant Baidu today announced OpenEdge, its open source edge computing platform. At its core, OpenEdge is the local package component of Baidu’s existing Intelligent Edge ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Baidu Cloud launches its open-source edge computing platform
At CES, the Chinese tech giant Baidu today announced OpenEdge, its open-source edge computing platform. At its core, OpenEdge is the local package component of Baidu’s existing Intelligent Edge ...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch DJI drones can fly over crowds if it wears this certified parachute
Most of the time, commercial and personal drones are not allowed to fly over groups of people. For safety, obviously. Indemnis’ drone parachute changes that. The company’s product was just...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch DJI drones can fly over crowds if they wear this certified parachute
Most of the time, commercial and personal drones are not allowed to fly over groups of people. For safety, obviously. Indemnis’ drone parachute changes that. The company’s product was just...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch See you tonight in Vegas
We will be holding a small event during CES in Las Vegas and we want to see you! Were looking to meet some cool hardware and crypto startups, so the good folks at Work In Progress have opened up their...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, and author wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, to divorce
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are to divorce after 25 years of marriage. The Amazon founder and his award-winning novelist wife announced the news in a joint post on social media, writing they had made the...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Well Facebook, you did it 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...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Square launches its in-app payments SDK
Square today announced the launch of its in-app payments SDK that allows developers to build Square-powered payments right into their mobile apps. While Square remains best known for its offline payme...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon hires Disney SVP Kyle Laughlin as Director of Alexa Gadgets
Amazon has hired Disney SVP Kyle Laughlin to head its Alexa Gadgets division, TechCrunch has learned. Laughlin spent eight years at Disney, most recently as the SVP and General Manager of Games, Apps ...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Microsofts latest Teams features take aim at shift workers
Collaboration tools tend to be geared towards workers who are sitting at a desk for much of the day, but there are plenty of shift workers, also known as first line workers, who rarely use a computer,...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Cambridge Analyticas parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law
Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined 15,000 in a UK court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the national data protect...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Emtek introduces August-powered smart locks
Looks like Augusts big news for the show wasnt doorbell, after all. Rather, the smart lock maker announced this morning that it will be bringing its technology to three new locks from Emtek. Like Augu...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data
Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use the data ...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Thailand issues its first licenses to 4 crypto exchanges
Thailand has joined Japan in regulating crypto exchanges after it issued its first licenses to four applicants. The four that were approved as licensed brokers and dealers of cryptocurrencies in the c...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Tiger Global just invested $18 million in Olo, a low-flying ordering platform for more than 50,000 fast-casual restaurants
Few outside of the food service industry know about Olo a 13.5-year-old, New York-based mobile and online ordering platform for 250 restaurant chains, from Applebee’s to Cheesecake Factory, Chip...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Vietnam threatens to penalize Facebook for breaking its draconian cybersecurity law
Well, that didn’t take long. We’re less than ten days into 2019 and already Vietnam is aiming threats at Facebook after it violating its draconian cybersecurity law which came into force o...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Its the golden age of traditional retail, not its end days
A lot of people that will say that traditional retail is dying. They’ll point to the rising prominence of e-commerce, which accounts for under 10% of total retail in the U.S. and a whopping 15% ...
11:22 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook is the new crapware
Welcome to 2019 where we learn Facebook is the new crapware. Sorry #DeleteFacebook, you never stood a chance. YesterdayBloomberg reported that the scandal-beset social media behemoth has inked an unkn...
11:16 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch LinkedIn now requires phone number verification for all users in China
LinkedIn’s China site looks and functions just like LinkedIn everywhere else, except now it asks users in the country to verify their identities through phone numbers. The American company is re...
09:11 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch BasisAI, a Singapore startup from Bay Area returnees, comes out of stealth with impressive creds
An intriguing new startup is out from under the radar in Southeast Asia after BasisAI, a Singapore-based company, revealed itself this week. The startup discloseda seed investment from two prestigious...
05:24 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Baidu announces Apollo Enterprise, its new platform for mass-produced autonomous vehicles
Baidu made several big announcements about Apollo, its open-source autonomous vehicle technology platform, today at CES. The first is the launch of Apollo Enterprise for vehicles that will be put into...
05:13 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Go-Jeks Southeast Asia expansion runs into a roadblock in the Philippines
Southeast Asian ride-hailing challenger Go-Jek has expanded into three new markets as it bids to expand beyond its native Indonesia, but it is having major issues getting into a fourth. The company &#...
03:22 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Meituan partners with Nvidia, Valeo and Icona for its autonomous delivery platform
Meituan Dianping, Chinas largest on-demand food delivery company, announced today at CES that it has signed three new major partners for the development of its autonomous delivery open platform. They ...
03:04 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Matrix India announces new $300M fund
Matrix India, one of India’s highest-profile tech VCs, is loading up for new deals after it announced a new $300 million fund for early stage investments. This is the third fund for the Indian f...
03:02 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch OmniCharges new power pack sports a swappable 40,300 mAh battery
Depending on your portable power needs and propensity for lower-back pain, the Omni Ultimate is either a godsend or something wholly ridiculous. The new power pack from L.A.-based Omnicharge has certa...
02:13 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch The worlds first foldable phone is real
People have been talking about foldable smartphones for years, but its finally happening. Chinese company Royole was showing off the FlexPai at CES in Las Vegas, and we got to play with it for a few m...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch Nura is courting mainstream consumers with its bluetooth earbuds
Like many small companies at CES, most of Nuras time this week will be spent in meetings behind closed doors. Among other things, the Australian startup seems confident that it will be in a lot more s...
01:05 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch This cool tool deletes the background from images so you dont have to use Photoshop
If you’re tired of firing up Photoshop for lightweight image editing tasks, this little tool is good news for you. Called Remove.bg, it can clear out the background of an image in seconds, no la...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2019
Techcrunch After over a million pre-orders, Amazons Echo Auto has begun to ship
At Amazon’s event in September, the company announced the Echo Auto, an aftermarket product designed to bring Alexa to cars. But the device has remained in pre-order status, even as other produc...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Google Assistant lock screen access is coming to more Android devices
Heres a quick tidbit buried beneath todays deluge of Google Assistant news (not to mention the bizarre waking nightmare that is the CES Small World ride). The company announced today that the smart as...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Bowery Valuation raises $12 million more to automate the real estate appraisal process
Bowery Valuation, a New York-based company that we told you about last year, has raised $12 million in Series A funding for its tech-enabled real estate appraisal platform. The 3.5-year-old raised the...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook and PayPal pull pages of far right British activist filmed intimidating public figures
Facebook has confirmed it has removed the pages and profiles of a far right political activist in the UK after concerns were raised in parliament about aggressive intimidation of politicians and journ...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook and PayPal pull pages of far-right British activist filmed intimidating public figures
Facebook has confirmed it has removed the pages and profiles of a far-right political activist in the U.K. after concerns were raised in parliament about aggressive intimidation of politicians and jou...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Mistys adorable robotics platform ships in April for $2,399
The road to consumer robots is littered with the remains of failed startups. Jibo and Kuri mark two recent examples of just how hard it is bringing such a device to market. In fact, with the exception...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Report: Self-driving car startup Aurora is raising capital at a $2B valuation
Early last year, LinkedIn co-founder and prolific venture capital investor Reid Hoffman called Chris Urmson “the Henry Ford of autonomous vehicles (AV).” The vote of confidence andbig chec...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch The best and worst of CES 2019: Monster displays, VR in cars and crazy personal gadgets
CES 2019 is here and there has been a lot of technology announced at the show. From the latest autonomous vehicle technology to the coolest personal gadgets, here’s a roundup of the best from th...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch See you tomorrow in Las Vegas
We will be holding a small event during CES in Las Vegas and we want to see you! Were looking to meet some cool hardware and crypto startups, so the good folks at Work In Progress have opened up their...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch This strange cedar egg wants to help you breathe deep and calm down
In moments of stress and anxiety, there are those of us who find it difficult to breathe and paradoxically, many reach for a cigarette or vape as a way to manage that. But what if instead of nicotine...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch The 2019 Mercedes CLA gets a major tech upgrade to make it the ultimate wearable
Mercedes-Benz has often reserved its best tech for its highest-class models the S Class being the first vehicle to get the latest and greatest. Now Mercedes is bringing more tech, namely its new MBUX...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch These baby concrete speakers arent as heavy as they look
To paraphrase P. T. Barnum, “there’s a Bluetooth speaker born every minute.” At no time of year is that more true than at CES in Las Vegas, where they are bountiful beyond belief. Bu...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Managed by Q ends 2018 with a fresh $25 million in funding
Managed by Q, the office management platform that launched back in 2013, has today revealed that it raised an additional $25 million as a part of its Series C, led by existing investors RRE and Google...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Great Wall Motors looks to integrate Mobileyes L0-L2 self-driving solutions
Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors is exploring strategic collaboration with Mobileye . Through this deal, GWM hopes to integrate Mobileyes solutions into its vehicles. Starting with L0-L2+ within th...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Zuckerbergs 2019 challenge is to hold public talks on tech & society
Rather than just focus on Facebook’s problems like his 2018 challenge, this year Mark Zuckerberg wants to give transparency to his deliberations and invite the views of others. Today he announce...
08:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Heres everything Google announced at CES 2019
Google made a flurry of announcements at CES this week, many of them coming rapid fire this morning. Don’t have time to dig through it all? That’s ok. Here’s the condensed version: G...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Muse unveils a sleep meditation headband
Muse, the maker of a meditation headband, today unveiled its latest product at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The sleep meditation headband, dubbed the Softband, is designed to help peopl...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch The Google Assistant can now check you in to your flight and book you a hotel room
Starting in the next few days, the Google Assistant on Android and iOS will be able to check you in to your flights. For now, you’ll only be able to use this feature for domestic flights on Unit...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Dish adds Google Assistant directly to its Hopper set-top boxes
TV provider Dish is more tightly integrating its Hopper line of receivers with Google Assistant by integrating the smart assistant directly into its set-top boxes. The company was already working with...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Lenovos new tablets double as Alexa smart screens
Lenovo knows a good smart assistant when it sees one. The company was one of the first to team with Google on a third-party smart display, and now its getting in on the ground floor for Alexa tablets....
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Lenovo is building an $80 Google Assistant clock for your nightstand
If you like the idea of Amazon’s Echo Spot that is, a tiny voice-powered assistant on your nightstand, complete with a full-color display but are more into Google Assistant than Alexa, your op...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps today
We’ve known for a while now that Google Assistant (the company’s voice-powered AI, la Siri or Alexa) would eventually be built right into Google Maps. They announced as much at Google I/O...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Google Assistant will soon be able to translate conversations on-the-fly with Interpreter Mode
Google Assistant has long been able to do quick, one-off translations — just say something like “Hey Google, how do I say ‘birthday’ in French?” That doesn’t help m...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Google woos smart home device makers with launch of Google Assistant Connect
Google is making it easier for device manufacturers to integrate with Google Assistant technology, including those times when devices need to respond to voice commands without the benefit — or t...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Womens co-working space The Wing adjusts membership policy to allow all genders
The decision comes amid a $12M lawsuit alleging discrimination in The Wing's membership policy....
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Walmart taps startup Udelv to test autonomous grocery deliveries in Arizona
More autonomous vehicles are poised to descend on Arizona. This time, Walmart has signed a deal with startup Udelv to test the use of autonomous vans to deliver online grocery orders to customers. Und...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Save your spot for TechCrunch RoboticsAI 2019
TechCrunch returns to UC Berkeley on April 18th for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics+AI. The single-day event will feature talks, workshops, demos and plenty of networking opportunities. We added artific...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Amid a legal fight in LA, IBMs Weather Company launches hyperlocal weather forecasts globally
While IBM is getting sued by the city of Los Angeles, accusing it of covertly mining user data in the Weather Channel app in the US, it’s testing the waters for another hyperlocal weather featur...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Drone sighting briefly halts departing flights at UKs Heathrow Airport
All flights departing Heathrow, the U.K.’s largest airport, were suspended for an hour on Tuesday following a reported drone sighting. An airport spokesperson told TechCrunch that staff are R...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Miku watches your baby (and your babys heartbeat) while you relax
Using technology that sounds like it comes straight out of Predator, Miku is a new baby monitor that watches and senses your baby’s vitals in real time. The system not only broadcasts a secure f...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon reportedly acquired Israeli disaster recovery service, CloudEndure for around $200M
Amazon has reportedly acquired Israeli disaster recovery startup, CloudEndure. Neither company has responded to our request for confirmation, but we have heard from multiple sources that the deal has ...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon reportedly acquired Israeli disaster recovery service CloudEndure for around $200M
Amazon has reportedly acquired Israeli disaster recovery startupCloudEndure. Neither company has responded to our request for confirmation, but we have heard from multiple sources that the deal has ha...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch WeWork rebranding wont work
The company formerly known as WeWork has rebranded as theWe Company — although a better name for its network of on-demand office spaces for the newly incorporated and nominally employed; co-livi...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch The most disappointing email of CES 2019
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05:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: The age of quantum computing is here
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...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Kano will start releasing Star Wars and other Disney-branded products later this year
Educational computing kit company Kano announced today that it has signed a two-year licensing deal to create Disney-branded products later this year. Details are still pretty scant on how precisely t...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch The Anker Roav Bolt lets drivers plug Google Assistant into their car
Google Assistant is following Amazon Alexa into vehicles. One of the first products to offer the capability is from Anker — just like as one of the first in-vehicle Alexa products. Called the Ro...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Comcast debuts a subscription service to protect against threats to smart home devices
Comcast is putting AI to work to protect its customers’ home networks. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company announced Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, an AI-powered service d...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Yubico launches a new NFC security key and preps iPhone support
Yubico, the company behind the almost ubiquitous YubiKey two-factor authentication dongles, today announced that its YubiKey for Lightning is now in private preview. Once it is widely available, this ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Juul launches make the switch TV campaign aimed at adult smokers
For Juul Labs, 2018 was a long year full of ups and downs, with the company coming under heavy scrutiny by the FDA over the popularity of the nicotine vaporizer with young people. But as we begin 2019...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch CES revokes award from female-founded sex tech company
Sex tech has been done at the Consumer Electronics Show before. This year, however, seems to be different, with the organization behind CES, the Consumer Technology Association, revoking an innovation...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch IBM unveils its first commercial quantum computer
At CES, IBM today announced its first commercial quantum computer for use outside of the lab. The 20-qubit system combines into a single package the quantum and classical computing parts it takes to u...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Mobileye is using its sensors to create detailed maps of the UK
Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017, is leveraging the huge amounts of data it can collect to help build precise maps of the UK’s roads and infrastruc...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas Nreal raises $15M to shrink augmented headsets to size of sunglasses
A former Magic Leap engineer believes the problem with most consumer-facing augmented headsets on the market is their bulky size. “You wouldn’t want to wear them for more than one hour,...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Verizon and T-Mobile call out AT&T over fake 5G labels
AT&T recently started a shady marketing tactic that labeled its 4G network as a 5G network. Now, rivals Verizon and T-Mobile are not having any of it. In an open letter, in which AT&T is not n...
03:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Millions of Android users tricked into downloading 85 adware apps from Google Play
Another day, another batch of bad apps in Google Play. Researchers at security firm Trend Micro have discovered dozens of apps, including popular utilities and games, to serve a ton of deceptively dis...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Plaid snags Quovo to build full-service financial API offering
Plaid, a startup that has made a name building APIs for financial services apps aimed at consumers, expanded its horizon today with the purchase of Quovo, a similar company with a focus on the investm...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Sorry Apple, Im still not ready to upgrade my iPhone
Last week, in light of Apple’s revised revenue guidance, my TC colleague Ron Miller made a tongue-in-cheek apologyfor taking so long to upgrade his old iPhone. He wrote that he had finally bitte...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Razer integrates Amazons Alexa voice controls and haptic feedback into its gaming platform
Razer, the company that makes high-end hardware and software specifically tailored to gaming enthusiasts, is adding new voice and touch features to its platform to bring it into the next generation of...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch DJI finally releases a $650 Mavic 2 controller with built-in screen
The DJI Smart Controller lets Mavic 2 owners take to the skies without the need of a mobile device. The $650 controller includes a 5.5-inch screen that can display images streamed from the connected d...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch eYs3D and Lucid are teaming to release a handheld 3D camera
Virtual reality is as many have learned the hard way nothing without content. There are a number of solutions on the market at present, but many are unweildy and/or prohibitively expensive for many ...
09:43 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch After 5 years, Sonys PS4 is still killing it
After a successful holiday season, Sony’s PlayStation 4 is nearing some pretty wild milestones. The company announced Monday that they had sold over5.6 million PS4 units over the holiday season ...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Scape Technologies raises $8M to let machines visually understand their surroundings
Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup, is de-cloaking today to announce that it has raised $8 million in seed fund and launching the first iteration of its “Visual Positioni...
08:30 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Alibaba acquires German big data startup Data Artisans for $103M
Alibaba has paid 90 million ($103 million) to acquire Data Artisans, a Berlin-based startup that provides distributed systems and large-scale data streaming services for enterprises. The deal was firs...
06:32 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Coinbase freezes Ethereum Classic trading following attack
Coinbase is preparing to list a lot of new coins this year, but its first major piece of action in 2019 is to temporarily pause one of its existing portfolio. The exchange said it has stopped all trad...
05:51 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Tablos new DVR for cord cutters skips the commercials for you
Nuvyyo, the makers of the Tablo OTA DVR aimed at cord cutters who want to watch and record live TV, just gave their DVR a big upgrade. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company launch...
05:25 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung warns of Q4 profit drop, blames unexpectedly low semiconductor demand
Apple isnt the only smartphone maker steeling itself (and analysts) for disappointing results. Samsung Electronics issued earnings guidance for the final quarter of 2018 today that not only marks its ...
05:20 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch IBM was awarded the most patents in 2018, but overall grants declined by 3.5 percent
We may have passed the peak of the “patent war” in the mobile industry, but the concept of patents as power is far from disappearing, since they continue to be a strong marker for how a co...
04:59 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Neofects powered glove for people with paralysis is shipping this summer
Neofects come a ways since we first saw them at CES this time last year. Late last month, the San Francisco-based team completed an Indiegogo round, picking up north of $28,000 around 130 percent of ...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Blue launches a $100 XLR mic
Blue has done a find job carving a niche for itself in the burgeoning world of amateur podcasters. The companys USB microphones like the Yeti and Snowball have become a stable among those launching sh...
03:43 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Toyota is developing fighter jet-inspired safety features for cars and wants to share it
Toyota Research Institute had a breakthrough last year in its pursuit to make driving safer. It was so profound that Toyota wants to open up to other automakers. The inspiration was modern-day fighter...
03:36 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Ankers new phone sized charger can power a laptop and costs just $30
This charger needs to be in my life. It’s tiny. The new Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1 offers 30w charging in a package the size of a phone charger. It’s basically a 1.5-inch cube — if th...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch This wireless charging alarm clock from Anker looks pretty nice
I have an Echo Spot by my bed right now, and I feel kind of weird about it. Have a camera and microphone that close to where I sleep is probably not a great idea. This alarm clock from Anker, on the o...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Motiv is bringing NFC-based payments to its fitness ring
Announced way back at CES 2016, Motivs fitness ring was surprisingly capable and accurate for its tiny form factor. Earlier this year, the startup promised to bring even more functionality to the fing...
02:31 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Meural shows off a newer, smaller version of its smart art display
When Electric Objects was bought by Giphy, the company soon shutdown the hardware team and got rid of the subscription fees for existing content. While Meural actually bumped up its annual subscriptio...
02:11 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Nvidia dives into a new business segment with Drive AutoPilot
Nvidia’s automotive ambitions seemed targeted solely on creating a platform to enable fully autonomous vehicles, notably the robotaxis that so many companies hope to deploy in the coming decade....
02:00 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch AfterShokz launches bone conduction sunglasses
Where does one go after launching a fairly successful bone conduction headphone line? Sunglasses. Seems as good an option as any. This week at CES, AfterShokz announced the launch of sub-brand OptiSho...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Ubtech shows off pair of humanoid robots at CES
Youd be forgiven for not knowing the name Ubtech, Honestly, I wasnt really familiar with the Chinese company until late 2017, when they brought a biopedal stormtrooper robot by our offices. The compan...
01:40 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Plex plans to offer ad-supported movies and more premium subscriptions
Media software maker Plex is preparing to take on The Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video Channels, possibly as soon as this year. The company is in discussions with rights holders and content provide...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Sony adds Alexa to its noise-canceling headphones
Just imagine, a pair of noise-canceling headphones without a smart assistant on-board. What is this, 2017? Thankfully, Sony used its CES press conference today to announce that its finally addressing ...
01:04 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Toyota turns to AT&T and KDDI for in-vehicle 4G connectivity
In a new deal Toyota, AT&T and KDDI are bringing 4g connectivity to Toyota and Lexus vehicles. This will start with the 2020 model year vehicles that are slated to hit dealers in late 2019. Previo...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Lenovos new bluetooth travel speaker is
Its hard to get excited about bluetooth speakers. Believe me, Ive tried. But damn if this isnt a nice one. As someone who spent a good part of the last year traveling, Ive been using the Harman/Kardon...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Lenovos ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga get thin and light refreshes
Lenovo is announcing a ton of stuff this week at CES. Because, well, thats what Lenovo does. Along with new gaming laptops and a ton of accesories, the company also refreshed its flagship notebook lin...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Impossible launches its second-gen burger at CES
CES is, at best, a mixed bag on the food front. Its certainly true that Las Vegas has a number of world class restaurants, but on most days, youre either standing in impossibly long lines for terrible...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch Intel, Comcast ink deal to enable 10 Gigabit broadband, WiFi 6 in homes
As Comcast continues to hone its ambitions to be the hub around which our many connected devices and services revolve in your home, and Intel continues to build smaller, faster and more efficient chip...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2019
Techcrunch OtterBox and PopSocket teamed up and made an iPhone case with a built-in PopGrip
I have an OtterBox case on my phone, mostly because my five month old loves to knock my phone out of my hands. I also have a PopSocket on my phone, again, because my five month old loves to knock my p...
11:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Netgear adds gigabit routers to its Orbi mesh
My favorite mesh gear, Netgear’s Orbi, has gotten a considerable speed update. The new router, called the RBK50, supports Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax technology which will send gigabit wireless speeds from...
11:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch D-Link thinks 5G will cut your cords forever
Network gear maker D-Link just announced a 5G router that sends high-speed Wi-Fi through your house without cables. The router, called the DWR-2010, should allow users to get massive speeds over 5G ne...
11:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch AT&T is lying to customers with 5G marketing
After a recent update some AT&T phones now have a 5G E icon. This icon replaces the one indicated the phone is running on a 4G network. But here’s the thing: The phone is still on a 4G netwo...
11:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Court says Vizios secret smart TV tracking class-action settlement can move forward
A long-running class-action lawsuit filed after consumer electronics giant Vizio was caught spying on customer viewing habits can be settled, subject to a final approval, a court has ruled. The group ...
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung is launching a bunch of new robots and a wearable exoskeleton
Okay, this is a fun surprise. In addition to all of the standard TV and appliance talk, Samsung used its CES press conference today to announce a number of different robots — an entirely new fie...
10:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch UK police to get more powers to curb drone misuse after Gatwick fiasco
The UK government has announced new powers for police to tackle illegal use of drone technology, includingpowers to land, seize and search drones. This follows the recentGatwick drone fiascowhen, just...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung releases a Chromebook-like Windows 10 Home laptop
Samsung is announcing two new laptops at CES. The company is launching a pro-level laptop called the Notebook 9 Pro and a laptop for student called the Notebook Flash. The Notebook Flash is an entry-l...
10:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Move over Microsoft, Amazon is the most valuable public company in the US
Amazon accumulated$797 billion in marketvalue on Monday, overtaking Microsoft to become the mostvaluable publicly-traded company in the U.S. ...
10:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung just announced a 98-inch 8K TV because why not
TV makers love to use CES as a launch pad for TVs that they don’t actually expect a ton of people to buy. This year’s “eh, why not?” swing from Samsung: a 98-inch 8K QLED TV. &...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Google apps are coming to Bixby
Bixby took centerstage at todays big Samsung CES presser. The company has been pushing to make its smart assistant a kind of connective tissue across devices, and the the fruits of that labor may fina...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Apples trillion dollar market cap was always a false idol
Let’s face it, we love large numbers. We are obsessed with them, whether it’s Forbes list of wealthiest individuals or tech unicorns, if it’s a big number we can’t get enough. ...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Kohler put Alexa in a toilet so Happy New Year
Kohler, the company established in 1873 and best known for its plumbing products, has shown little restraint in the connected home era. The company debuted a connected appliance platform called Kohler...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung TVs are getting Google Assistant compatibility this year
Google continued its unstoppable takeover of CES 2019 by announcing that Samsung TVs will soon offer Assistant compatibility. The feature, which is arriving later this year, will give users the abilit...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung updates Family Hub for connected fridges
If your dream home involves a big screen on your fridge, then Family Hub is for you. Samsung has been developing some custom features to turn the fridge into a functional, shared display for all the f...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch HTCs next consumer virtual reality headset is the first PC VR hybrid
Vive has seemed to be devoting a lot of attention to the enterprise, but the company teased their new consumer VR headset called the Vive Cosmos at CES today. The positionally-tracked headset boasts t...
09:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch HTC teases Vive Pro with embedded eye-tracking
HTC is giving its high-end enterprise-focused Vive Pro VR headset a feature bump in the next few months that’s focused on eye-tracking. The company has certainly been having some financial strug...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch For SoftBank, no majority stake in WeWork as it scales down talks from a new $16 billion investment to $2 billion
Several weeks after it was reported by the WSJ that two of the biggest investors in SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund vehicle were cool on its planned $16 billion investment in the coworking compan...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung CES 2019 liveblog
It’s not really CES until Samsung has taken the stage. The company’s annual keynote is one of the tentpole events for the giant consumer electronics show. Sure, the company keeps its mobil...
09:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Samsungs CES press conference live right here
Samsung is holding its CES press conference today at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern, 10 PM in London. The company will unveil its new lineup of consumer electronics devices. You should expect a wide range...
09:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch The Matrix PowerWatch 2 is a vampiric timepiece that sucks your life-force
When Matrix came out with its first PowerWatch the watch world was enamored. The self-powered smart watch would suck energy from your skin by using the temperature differential between your skin and t...
08:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Disney quietly shut down Babble, the parenting blog it once acquired for $40M
As Disney gets closer to launching a shiny new video service and continues to ramp up efforts in other new streaming areas like gaming, it looks like it might be winding down one of its more legacy be...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch HQ2 fight continues as New York City and Seattle officials hold anti-Amazon summit
The heated debate around Amazons recently announced Long Island City HQ2 is showing no signs of cooling down. On Monday morning, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) hosted a brief...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch DARPA wants to build an AI to find the patterns hidden in global chaos
That most famous characterization of the complexity causality, a butterfly beating its wings and causing a hurricane on the other side of the world, is thought-provoking but ultimately not helpful. Wh...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Qualcomms Cockpit Platform promises to make cars smarter
Qualcomm used its CES press conference today to announce the third generation of its Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, its latest AI-centric platform for building in-car experiences that include...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Roku tops 27M accounts & 24B hours streamed by end of 2018, announces more TV partners
Ahead of its announcements of new TV partnerships at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Roku today shared some new numbers about the growing traction of its overall platform. Th...
07:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Ubers IPO may not be as eye-popping as we expected
New analysis pegs the ride-hailing giant's initial market cap at around $90 billion, $14 billion higher than its latest private valuation and a whole $30 billion lower than early estimates from Wall S...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Robot delivery dogs deployed by self-driving cars are coming
Let’s hope you’re not afraid of dogs, because if Continental gets its way, autonomous robot dogs are going to be delivering your packages. At the Consumer Electronics Show today,Continenta...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Electronics giant Philips invests in monitoring and information platform for expecting mothers
The international electronics and medical device giant Philips is pushing further into pregnancy and childcare services by leading a $6 million early stage investment in the pregnancy-focused app-deve...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Flexit lets you pay for gym time on demand
A new company called Flexit lets you pay for gym time by the minute, allowing you to walk into a nearby gym when you’re traveling, for example, and slam out thirty minutes of sweet glute action ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Audi, Mobileye, Waymo, other top automakers unite to spread the self-driving gospel
The self-driving vehicle evangelists are uniting. A number of major automakers, technology companies and organizations with a stake in autonomous vehicles, including Audi, Aurora, Cruise, GM, Mobileye...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles
Harley Davidson released new specs for its electric motorcycle and pulled the covers off the concept designs for its electric bicycle and scooter as the company's push into electrifying its product li...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Mophies new iPhone case charges your phone without taking up the Lightning port
If you use wired headphones with your new iPhone, you’re probably familiar with the pain that comes along with trying to listen to music while you’re charging your phone via the Lightning ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Torc Robotics and Transdev are launching autonomous shuttles to deliver people to public transit
Self-driving technology company Torc Robotics is partnering with Transdev, thepublic transportation giant, to deploy fully autonomous electric shuttles designed to provide free connections to existing...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Key By Amazon adds garage and business delivery, new locks and Ring compatibility
Alexa may be front and center for Amazons play this CES, but the just unloaded a whole bunch of news about Amazon Key. The list includes a name change to the more passive Key By Amazon, a title design...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch GitHub Free users now get unlimited private repositories
If you’re a GitHub user, but you don’t pay, this is a good week. Historically, GitHub always offered free accounts but the caveat was that your code had to be public. To get private reposi...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Audi spins out Holoride to put VR in every car
Audi has spun out a new company called Holoride that aims to bring a VR experience to the backseat of every car, no matter if it’s a Ford, Mercedes or Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Holoride was ann...
05:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas Baidu says its answer to Alexa is now on 200M devices
A Chinese voice assistant has been rapidly gaining ground in recent months. DuerOS, Baidu’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa, reached over 200 million devices, China’s top search engine anno...
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Nvidia breaks with tradition at CES 2019
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...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch LG says its AI can detect home appliance problems before they happen
This mornings LG CES press conference was, predictably, all about TVs. Big TVs. High res TVs. Rolling TVs. The company did, however, give a little stage time to its appliance line and, per usual, allo...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch LG is adding Apple AirPlay and HomeKit support to its TVs
Theres a trend here. After Samsung and Vizio, LG is also adding support for Apples ecosystem to its TV operating system webOS. Specifically, people who buy an LG TV in 2019 should be able to share con...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch I used VR in a car going 90mph and didnt get sick
VR headsets make me queasy. Im not alone. Its a common complaint about virtual reality content but this startup might have solved the problem in the most unlikely way. Holoride wants people to use VR ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Rokid debuts Project Aurora computing interface
Augmented reality has been a bit of a sleeper at this years CES. It seems likely well see a bit more on that front next month at Mobile World Congress. After all, smartphones are largely considered th...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Ring is making a peephole camera and a bunch of new outdoor smart lights
Ring, the security company acquired by Amazon for a billion-plus dollars last year, is having a dang solid CES. It’s easy to slip up a bit and lose momentum after an acquisition, as you get used...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch LGs ridiculous retractable TV takes a step closer to reality
Will LGs over-the-top rollable TV ever be real? And at the end of the day does it really matter? The company offered another glimpse at the 65-inchLG Signature OLED TV R (model 65R9) during its CES pr...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon is getting more serious about Alexa in the car
Amazon today announced a significant partnership with Telenav, a connected car and location-based services provider. As part of the collaboration, Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, will now be pa...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch DuckDuckGo: No, were not using browser fingerprinting to track you
Non-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo has denied a claim made in aforum postsuggesting it’s using browser fingerprinting as “absolutely false”. The post has been shared on social med...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Motorola Solutions acquires VaaS, makers of automated license plate readers, for $445M
Motorola Solutions, which split off from Motorola Mobilityback in 2011, has added a new license plate capture tool to it law enforcement suite with the acquisition ofVaaS International Holdingstoday f...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Watch LGs CES press conference live right here
LG is opening the show with its CES press conference. Many consumer electronics companies are going to show us their new and shiny products all day long. And LG is starting at 8 AM Pacific, 11 AM East...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify will now let brands sponsor its Discover Weekly playlist
Spotify has begun testing a new type of ad in Discover Weekly, its personalized playlist of music that’s the streaming service’s flagship feature. The company says that, for the first time...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Ikeas smart window blinds leak, to be compatible with Alexa, HomeKit and Google Assistant
Meet KADRILJ and FYRTUR. They’re Ikea’s upcoming smart window blinds and they look great. The two product lines are battery-powered shades that can open and close through a dedicate app. T...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Google says Assistant will be on a billion devices by the end of the month
As with Android, Google’s goal with its voice-driven AI helper, Google Assistant, is to get it onto devices. Lots and lots of devices. And they’re making pretty damned good progress there....
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch To automate bigger stores than Amazon, Standard Cognition buys Explorer.ai
Standard Cognition helps retail stores stand up to Jeff Bezos’ juggernaut. The $50 million-funded autonomous checkout startup is racing to equip bigger shops with scanless payment technology tha...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Vizio adds Apple AirPlay and HomeKit integrations to its SmartCast smart TV platform
Apple isreportedly gearing up for a new streaming TV service to rival Netflix, Amazon and Google this year, but in the meantime, it is also expanding interoperability with more third parties like smar...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Huawei debuts a new laptop and tablet at CES
A pair of new devices from Huawei are making their debut on-stage at CES in Vegas this week. The more interesting of the two is the MateBook 13, a slim addition to the companys line of premium Windows...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Petcube upgrades its pet cameras, which now have Alexa built in
Petcube’s popular line of pet cameras let people monitor, talk to and interact with their dogs and cats while away – including by doing things like doling out treats or turning on a laser ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Tile partners with BLE chip makers to bring its location-tracking technology to more products
Tile, a company best known for its keychain-style lost item trackers aimed at consumers, is expanding its location-tracking technology to new devices besides its own. The company today announced it ha...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Apple shows off new smart home products from HomeKit partners
Apple recently invited reporters to meet a handful of companies announcing new products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The common theme: All of these products connect to Apple’s...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Open source monetization startup Tidelift raises $25m series B
The curse of open source software is that it is used in pretty much every application and device on the planet, and yet, has pretty much no business model. Sustaining open source is a critical problem...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Garmin adds LTE to its music-focused smartwatch
Garmins long been a sort of secret success story in the world of wearables. The company rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as Apple and Fitbit or even Android Wear and Samsung but its found a ...
11:01 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung CES 2019 liveblog
It’s not really CES until Samsung has taken the stage. The company’s annual keynote is one of the tentpole events for the giant consumer electronics show. Sure, the company keeps its mobil...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Autonomous trucking startup TuSimple is taking 3 to 5 commercial trips a day
A little more than a year ago, autonomous trucking startup TuSimple flush with a fresh round of venture capital was preparing toscale up its testing to two full truck fleets in China and the U.S. TuS...
10:05 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Moon-bound billionaire supplants nugget lovers most retweeted tweet
A Japanese billionaire who’s paying Elon Musk to fly him around the Moon, assuming all goes to plan with SpaceX’s giant metal phallus, has bought himself a rather different ride in the mea...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Pouch, the browser extension that surfaces discount codes, has been acquired by Global Savings Group
Pouch, the U.K.-based money-saving browser extension, has been acquired by German ‘publishing technology’ platform Global Savings Group. Exact financial terms of the deal remain undisclose...
08:44 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla breaks ground on Shanghai factory which will product Model 3 EVs for China
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company’s first overseas factory in Shanghai will focus on producing Model 3 vehicles for the Chinese market only. Musk is currently in China to break ...
08:44 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla breaks ground on Shanghai factory which will produce Model 3 EVs for China
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company’s first overseas factory in Shanghai will focus on producing Model 3 vehicles for the Chinese market only. Musk is currently in China to break ...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Watch LGs CES press conference live right here
LG is opening the show with its CES press conference. Many consumer electronics companies are going to show us their new and shiny products all day long. And LG is starting at 8 AM Pacific, 11 AM East...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Sonys CES press conference live right here
Sony is holding its CES press conference today at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern. The company will talk about all of its new devices, from connected speakers to cameras, TVs and maybe even turntables. Son...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Samsungs CES press conference live right here
Samsung is holding its CES press conference today at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern, 10 PM in London. The company will unveil its new lineup of consumer electronics devices. You should expect a wide range...
07:19 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Parcel Guards smart mailbox protects your packages from porch thieves
Maybe you won’t need a glitter bomb to protect your Amazon packages from porch thieves after all. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Canadian appliance maker Danby is showing off its...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung steps up its game with the new Notebook Odyssey
Reviews of the Notebook Odyssey line have beenmixed. Hopefully the electronics giant can right the ship as it navigates the tricky waters of high-end gaming systems. At very least, the latest version ...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Acers launches new high-end gaming laptops with Nvidia RTX 2080 GPUs
Acer today announced two new gaming laptops at CES, the 17-inch $4,000 Predator Triton 900 with a convertible 4K display and the somewhat more affordable all-metal 15-inch $1,800 Triton 500. What sets...
05:17 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch In major TV push, Chinas Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL
A veteran TV maker just got a notable refresh as it enters the age of connected devices. Xiaomi, theBeijing-based firm best known for budget smartphones,has bought 65.2 million shares, or 0.48 percent...
05:11 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Nvidia launches the $349 GeForce RTX 2060
At its CES press conference today, Nvidia broke with tradition and put the focus on gaming, not self-driving cars and data center AI technologies, the typical topics of this event. After a (far too lo...
04:26 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Netflixs Roma wins Golden Globes for best director and foreign language film
It might be strange to imagine now, but it was only a few years ago when the presence of Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming platforms at major award shows was considered disruptive. Todays Golden Glob...
04:26 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Netflixs Roma wins Golden Globe for best director and foreign language film
It might be strange to imagine now, but it was only a few years ago when the presence of Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming platforms at major award shows was considered disruptive. Todays Golden Glob...
03:52 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch UrgoNight is a wearable headband that wants to help you sleep better
Getting a good night’s sleep is a universal desire for the human race. At the Consumer Electronics Show today, UrgoNight showed off its non-invasive solution to train your brain to sleep better....
03:43 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Ellcies glasses know if youre falling asleep while driving
It’s no pee-detecting wearable, but Ellcie’s glasses could be a life saver. The glasses feature 15 sensors designed to determine whether the wearer is falling asleep. I got a quick demo to...
03:26 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Nura brings its adaptive headphone tech to bluetooth earbuds
I really dug the Nuraphones. A lot. In fact, I was so impressed with the headphones adaptive noise technology I ended up putting them on my of the year list back in 2017. As such, I was pretty psyched...
02:43 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Nvidias CES press conference live right here
Nvidia is holding its CES press conference today at 8 PM Pacific, 11 PM Eastern. The company will talk about self-driving cars and all things GPUs. Its a great way to see whats ahead for Nvidia. Well ...
02:42 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch D Free knows when its time to pee
Just when you think youve seen every kind of wearable there is to see, the D Free comes along in all it its urinary glory. The little plastic sensor attaches to your belly, with a little gel and some ...
01:17 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Ledger announces next-generation cryptocurrency hardware wallet
French startup Ledger unveiled its new hardware wallet to manage your cryptocurrencies. The Ledger Nano X is a Bluetooth-enabled wallet, which means that youll be able to send and receive tokens from ...
01:01 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Netatmo announces HomeKit doorbell that doesnt require a subscription
Netatmo is announcing its first new product following its acquisition by Legrand and its a connected doorbell. The company says that it is the first Apple HomeKit compatible doorbell but other compan...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Spheros Specdrums music kit ships January 15
Over the summer, Sphero acquired Colorado-educational music startup, Specdrums. The news arrived at a transitional time for the company, which was undergoing substantial growing pains as its line of l...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Withings promises an extensive at-home health solution for $250
Withings had a weird couple of years. The company was acquired by Nokia, only to be abandoned and launch again as its own brand late last year. It was a welcome return for a solid brand in the health ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Withings brings EKG readings to its hybrid smartwatch
When Apple added EKG to the Apple Watch for the Series 4, you knew it was only a matter of time before the rest of the industry followed suit. This, however, is a bit of a surprise. The recently resur...
12:08 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch LGs capsule-based beer maker will test your patience
LG unveiled the LG HomeBrew a few weeks ahead of CES. Ive seen the device today, and it looks like a gigantic, inconvenient machine. Its hard to grasp the size of the device based on photos, but its a...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch Fitness marketplace ClassPass acquires competitor GuavaPass
ClassPass, the five-year-old fitness marketplace startup with $239 million in financing, is acquiring competitor GuavaPass, which was founded by Rob Pachter and Jeffrey Liu in 2015. ClassPass is in th...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2019
Techcrunch ASUS drops a combo Alexa router/smart speaker for $220
ASUS just announced the first but surely not the last combination router/Alexa smart speaker of the show. The Lyra Voice is a pretty decent looking thing covered in the sort of fabric design thats ...
11:45 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch Byton has added yet another screen to its upcoming all-electric M-Byte SUV
Byton, the China-based electric car startup that made its debut at CES last year, is back to show what the finalized interior of its upcoming M-Byte SUV will look like. The giant 48-inch wraparound di...
11:45 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch Electric car startup Byton on track to complete China factory by May
China-based electric vehicle startup Byton is on track to complete construction of its factory by May, company executives said Sunday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The plant is being constructed in Nanjin...
08:50 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch Even KitchenAid has a Google smart display
I mean, this makes sense, I guess. The kitchen has long been a case use manufacturers have pointed for these kinds of smart screens. So why wouldnt KitchenAid/Whirlpool want in on a little bit of that...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch A look back at the Israeli cyber security industry in
Yoav Leitersdorf Contributor Yoav Leitersdorf is a partner at YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor A look back at the Israeli cyber security industry in Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity i...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch A look back at the Israeli cyber security industry in 2018
Yoav Leitersdorf Contributor Yoav Leitersdorf is a partner at YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity investments The drone race is off and running, with Isr...
07:08 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch Apple is bringing iTunes content to Samsungs Smart TVs
Ahead of Apple’s plans to introduce its own streaming service this year, the company has partnered with Samsung to allow iTunes content to be accessible on Samsung Smart TVs. Samsung announced t...
06:02 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch Jack to the future for Huawei? P30 leak hints at the return of the headphone port
Huawei, currently the world’s second-largest smartphone company by sales, has won over users partly by loading its devices with a ton of new features, from wireless charging to top-class cameras...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch Apples increasingly tricky international trade-offs
Far from Apple’s troubles in emerging markets and China, the company is attracting the ire of what should really be a core supporter demographic naturally aligned with the pro-privacy stance CEO...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch QLED is finally available in a glass display with the HP Pavilion 27
HP today announced the Pavilion 27 and it looks spectacular. This is the first display that offers a QLED screen — HP calls it by it’s official name Quantum Dot — that’s on gla...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch The good news and bad news of HPs new AMD Chromebook
Good news: HP made an AMD Chromebook. Bad news: It uses an old chipset. Meet the new HP Chromebook 14. This is one of the first Chromebooks powered by an AMD processor. But don’t get too excited...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch HP releases a monster $5k, 65-inch gaming display
The HP Omen X Emperium is not meant to watch reruns of The Office. Though it can. This display is one of the first in Nvidia’s family of Big Format Gaming Displays. Unlike traditional large disp...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch The YKarma experiment
Blockchains are boring now. It’s been ten years since Bitcoin launched, and cryptocurrencies have almost exclusively been used to recapitulate existing monetary systems in slightly new forms. Th...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch A further 18M funding lands on Goustos plate
Gousto, the U.K. cook-at-home meal kit service that competes most directly with HelloFresh, has raised a further 18 million in funding. The round is backed by Instagram “health influencer”...
01:59 am GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen: audio will be titanically important and VR will be 1,000 times bigger than AR
In a new a16z podcast with the venture firm’s founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, there’s a lot to enjoy, from Andreessen’s TV recommendations to Horowitz’s secret to ex...
01:51 am GMT - Sun, January 6, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musks vision of spaceflight is gorgeous
The image here come from Elon Musk and is concept art of the Starship test vehicle SpaceX is currently assembling at its Boca Chica, Texas launch facility. The real thing will be even better. This tes...
06:37 pm GMT - Sat, January 5, 2019
Techcrunch PSA: File your US tax return before scammers steal your refund
It’s tax season! You know what that means? It’s scamming season, too. You might have heard this story before. A scammer starts byspoofing an email pretending to be the chief executive of a...
05:54 pm GMT - Sat, January 5, 2019
Techcrunch Hire faster, work happier: Startups target employment with AI and engagement tools
Theres a good chance you reached out to your employer and interviewed with other humans to get your job. But if some startups have their way, your next employment experience could be quite different....
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 5, 2019
Techcrunch Security researchers find over a dozen iPhone apps linked to Golduck malware
Security researchers say they’ve found more than a dozen iPhone apps covertly communicating with a server associated with Golduck, a historically Android-focused malware that infects popular cla...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 5, 2019
Techcrunch How Trulia began paying down its technical debt
As every software company knows, over time as code ages and workarounds build on work-arounds, the code base becomes bloated. It becomes ever more difficult to get around the technical debt that you&#...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 5, 2019
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: VCs celebrate the new year the only way they know how
A dismal future for augmented reality businesses, VC subsidized vending machines and more this week in startup news....
06:42 am GMT - Sat, January 5, 2019
Techcrunch Served a summons via tweet? It just happened to one allegedly elusive VC
Jonathan Teo, long a Bay Area venture capitalist, might be regretting having a Twitter account tonight. The reason: it was used to serve a summons to Teo by the law firm Baker Curtis & Schwartz, w...
12:25 am GMT - Sat, January 5, 2019
Techcrunch Disneys Star Wars Land could open in June, says CEO Bob Iger
We know Disney’s Star Wars Land (or “Galaxy’s Edge,” if we’re being formal) is opening sometime in summer 2019. But that’s about as exact as anyone at Disney would ...
12:22 am GMT - Sat, January 5, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk angles to keep his ex and 420 Twitter drama out of lawsuit
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking to keep his ex-girlfriend Grimes and alleged acquaintance Azealia Banks out of the official record of a lawsuit concerning his "420" "joke" that brought the SEC down on ...
11:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Another day, another reversal in the stock market
Signs that the Federal Reserve could hold off on further interest rate hikes coupled with a booming jobs report sent stocks on Wall Street surging to close a volatile first trading week for the New Ye...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Swarms of tiny satellites could act like one giant space telescope
It won’t be long before the James Webb Space Telescope is launched, an enormous and complex feat of engineering but all one piece. That’s a good thing for now, but new research suggests t...
10:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Up to $818 million deal between J&J and Locus Biosciences points to a new path for CRISPR therapies
The up to $818 million deal between Locus Biosciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson) that was announced yesterday points toward a new path for CRISPR gene editing te...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch More than 100 million Alexa devices have been sold
More than 100 million devices with Amazon’s Alexa assistant pre-installed have been sold, the company said Friday. The new metric, revealed by Amazon devices SVP Dave Limp in an interview with T...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch New Apple voice phishing scam looks just like a real support call
A new voice phishing scam is going after iPhone users in a clever new way: by making calls seem like they are coming directly from Apple Support. Brian Krebs reported today that a user, Jody Westby, g...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Taylor Swifts mobile app, The Swift Life, is the latest celebrity app to shutter
Glu Mobile is mourning the loss of one of its celebrity-branded apps, Taylor Swift's The Swift Life. ...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Engineers can now reverse-engineer 3D models
A system that uses a technique called constructive solid geometry (CSG) is allowing MIT researchers to deconstruct objects and turn them into 3D models, thereby allowing them to reverse-engineer compl...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch TikToks quietly launched Lite app has reached over 12 million downloads since August
Short-form video app TikTok has been growing in popularity across international markets, including in the U.S. where a merger with Musical.ly has seen the app topping the App Store charts. Facebook an...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Boom Supersonic nabs $100M to build its Mach 2.2 commercial airliner
One Denver-based startup’s long-shot bid to move today’s commercial jets beyond supersonic speeds just got a big injection of cash. Boom Supersonic, which is building and designing what it...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Marriott now says 5 million unencrypted passport numbers were stolen in Starwood hotel data breach
Starwood’sdata breach just got both better and worse at the same time. Marriott, the parent company of hotel chain giant Starwood, said it has revised down the number of customers affected by it...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch HTC had a truly terrible 2018
If you think times are bad at Apple, spare a thought for HTC, the once king-of-hill phone maker that continues to struggle very badly. The Taiwanese smartphone company, which offloaded a portion of it...
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon debuts Showroom, a visual shopping experience for home furnishings
Amazon just over a year ago launched its first in-home furniture brands, with private labels Rivet and Stone & Beam. This past fall, it began experimenting with a new, more visual way to shop for ...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch DiscountMugs.com says four months of customer credit cards stolen by hackers
DiscountMugs.com, a large online custom mug and apparel store, had a four-month-long data breach just before the busy Christmas holiday season. The company said in a letter to state attorneys generalt...
02:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Hacker leaks data on Angela Merkel and hundreds of German lawmakers
A hacker has targeted and released private data on German chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German lawmakers and officials. The data was leaked from a Twitter account, since suspended, and inc...
02:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Trading app Robinhood is stealthily recruiting ahead of planned UK launch
Robinhood, the U.S.-based “zero-fee” stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange, is stealthily recruiting for a new London office ahead of plans to eventually launch in the U.K., TechCr...
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Moesif raises $3.5M seed round to provide insight into API usage
Today, many companies provide developer access to their services via APIs.Moesif, a San Francisco startup, wants to help these companies gain insight into their customer’s API usage patterns. To...
01:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Huawei reportedly punishes staff for New Years Eve tweet sent from an iPhone
As predicted, Twitter’s subtle new feature showing which clients tweets are sent from is already embarrassing brands. Following on from a Korean boyband sponsored by LG and Apple’s own Mus...
12:31 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Nexon founder hints at plan to sell his $9B majority share in gaming giant
The founder of Korea’s Nexon, one of the biggest gaming companies on the planet, today appeared to acknowledge his intentionto sell his controlling interest for around $9 billion. The divestment...
12:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Qualcomm patent dispute forces Apple to pull iPhone 7 and 8 from its stores in Germany
In more bad news for Apple, the company’s iPhone7 and iPhone 8 models are not currently on sale in its own retail stores in Germany. This follows an injunction issued by a Munich court last mont...
11:34 am GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch First buses, now Shenzhen has turned its taxis electric in green push
Roads in a Chinese city have gotten much quieter in recent years. Shenzhen, widely called the Silicon Valley of hardware, has been pouring resources to phase out rattling diesel vehicles chugging thro...
10:24 am GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Sophia Genetics bags $77M Series E, with 850 hospitals signed up to its data-driven medicine
Another sizeable cash injection for big data biotech: Sophia Genetics has announced a $77M Series E funding round, bringing its total raised to $140M since the business was founded back in 2011. The c...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Challenger bank Monzo has quietly begun working on a U.S. launch
Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank with more than a million customers and a unicorn valuation to boot, has quietly began working on a U.S. launch, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, t...
06:03 am GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Singapore activist found guilty of hosting illegal assembly via Skype
An ongoing case in Singapore is testing the legal boundaries of virtual conferences. A court in the Southeast Asian city-state this week convicted human rights activist Jolovan Wham of organizing a pu...
02:14 am GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch FloWater just raised $15 million to put bottled water out of business
FloWater, an eight-year-old, Burlingame, Ca.-based company whose reusable water bottle refilling stations produce purified water, has raised $15 million in its first major round of funding, it quietly...
01:47 am GMT - Fri, January 4, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs Space Monitor is practical and minimal
Samsung always has a huge presence at CES, but it isn't the giant TVs and flashy next-generation gadgets that have my attention this year; it's this simple, flexible monitor that looks like it would b...
11:21 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Pokmon GO creator Niantic closes $190M funding round
Mobile AR gaming startup Niantic has closed a $190 million round of funding according to newly filed SEC docs. The filing comes after a WSJ report last month suggested the company was in the process o...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Zelda has a minus world
Listen, everyone. It's not every day that a new fact comes to light regarding a game that came out more than 30 years ago. And I happen to love it when retro games get broken in fabulous and entertain...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Apple losses trigger a plunge in US markets
Bad news from Apple and signs of slowing international and domestic growth sent stocks tumbling in Thursday trading on all of the major markets. Investors erased some $75 billion in value fromApple al...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Square finds its Sarah Friar replacement with new CFO Amrita Ahuja
The mobile payments company has tapped former Blizzard Entertainment CFO Amrita Ahuja....
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Political fixer Bradley Tusk seeks $70M for Tusk Ventures sophomore fund
Led by early Uber investor and advisor Bradley Tusk, the firm has invested in Bird, Coinbase, Eaze and several others....
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Hey look, its the Samsung Galaxy S10
Well, what have we here? If it isnt the Samsung Galaxy S10, courtesy of perennial smartphone outer, EVLeaks. This marks one the first good looks weve got at the phone, which is likely due out in a cou...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk is sticking with SpaceX board member Steve Jurvetson, shows new SEC filing
Several weeks ago, the WSJ reported that SpaceX, Elon Musks rocket company, was set to raise $500 millionfrom earlier shareholders and the Scottish money management firm Baillie Gifford & Co. in a...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Synapse raises $6M to bring neural net weapon detection to x-ray machines
With all of the advances made by computer vision tech in the past few years, it might seem a little crazy that so much of the x-ray security equipment being used at sensitive locations is leaning so h...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Automation will be the end of banks as we know them
The unbundling of the bank has begun....
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch 3D printed gun activist Cody Wilson indicted for sexual assault
The State of Texas has indicted Cody Wilson, a 3D printed gun rights activist who fought to allow makers post and print guns, of sexual assault after he had sex with a 17-year-old girl he met on a sit...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch 3D-printed gun activist Cody Wilson indicted for sexual assault
The State of Texas has indicted Cody Wilson, a 3D-printed gun rights activist who fought to allow makers to post and print guns, of sexual assault after he had sex with a 17-year-old girl. The affidav...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Cruise and DoorDash to test food delivery using self-driving cars in San Francisco
Cruise is partnering with DoorDash to pilot food and grocery delivery in San Francisco using self-driving vehicles. The companies announced Thursday that the testing program will begin in early 2019 w...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Apples App Store pulled in $1.22B over the holidays plus a record $322M on New Years
Apple today is sharing some good news in the wake of yesterday’s reveal of a significant, market-moving cut to its revenue forecast,attributed to declining iPhone sales in China’s slowing ...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Scratch 3.0 is now available
The only kids programming language worth using, Scratch, just celebrated the launch of Scratch 3.0, an update that adds some interesting new functionality to the powerful open source tool. Scratch, fo...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Cloudera and Hortonworks finalize their merger
Cloudera and Hortonworks, two of the biggest players in the Hadoop big data space, today announced that they have finalized their all-stock merger. The new company will use the Cloudera brand and will...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: AR startups face an uneasy future in 2019
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...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch The NFL launches its first standalone voice app with A Rookies Guide to the NFL for Alexa
The NFL is giving voice assistants a go. Earlier this year, the organization had tested the waters with the launch of aflash briefing called “NFL in :60,” but today the company is debuting...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Apple stock has dropped 38 percent in 90 days
Apple stock was down over 9 percent overnightand continued the downward trend in trading this morning. In fact, the company’s stock price is down a total of 38 percent since October. This, after...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch GE adds a bunch of Google Assistant-friendly smart home products
This years CES is already shaping up to be another big show for smart home devices, with the Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant show down in the center ring. GE bought into the Alexa ecosystem fairly early...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Bandersnatch in a new video
Netflix is giving viewers a look behind the scenes at the making of its first interactive story aimed at adults, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. In a featurette published today, the streaming service high...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Heres what LG has on tap for CES
LG announcing all or, at least, most of its launches ahead of CES has become something of a time honored tradition. Thats one way to get noticed. This first week of the year tends to be among the sl...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Workplace, Facebooks enterprise platform, adds another major customer, Nestle
While Facebook continues to repair its image with consumers disenchanted with the social network’s role in disseminating misleading or false information and mishandling their personal data, it&#...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Workplace, Facebooks enterprise platform, adds another major customer, Nestl
While Facebook continues to repair its image with consumers disenchanted with the social network’s role in disseminating misleading or false information and mishandling their personal data, it&#...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Maybe earbud charging cases dont have to look terrible
Since the advent of bluetooth earbuds, charging case have been utilitarian, at best. Understandable. I suspect few, if any, purchase the things based on how their cases look. For many of us, however, ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Segway unveils a more durable electric scooter and autonomous delivery bot
Wear and tear is a major issue in the realm of electric scooters, resulting in a short lifespan of individual scooters and poor unit economics. At the Consumer Electronics Show today, Segway -Ninebot ...
01:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch PR management firm Cision is acquiring Falcon.io to expand into social media marketing
Social media has become a primary conduit for getting the word out, in some cases proving to be an even stronger force for publicity than more traditional media outlets and paid advertising, and so to...
12:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Money is no object: Chinas Luckin sets sights on rivaling Starbucks
A one-year-old Chinese startup called Luckin is busy waging war against Starbucks as the new year unfolds. At an event on Thursday, Luckin announced that it aims to be the largest coffee chain in Chin...
10:32 am GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Auto marketplace CarDekho grabs $110M to double down on insurance and financial services
CarDekho, an online marketplace for car sales in India, has pulled in a new $110 million Series C funding round from a clutch of existing investors to push deeper into financial services and insurance...
09:17 am GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Tencent AI Lab loses key executive
Chinese internet giant Tencent just lost a leading artificial intelligence figure. Zhang Tong, who previously worked at Yahoo, IBM and Baidu, has stepped down after directing Tencent’s AI Lab fo...
05:30 am GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas lunar probe makes history by successfully soft-landing on the far side of the moon
Its not Lunar New Year yet, but there is something new on the moon. In a major milestone for space exploration, China announced that its lunar program has successfully soft-landed a probe on the far s...
03:22 am GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Vengo, maker of touch-screen vending machines, just collected $7 million in fresh equity funding
Vengo, a six-year-old, Bethpage, New York-based startup that makes touchscreen vending machines for a wide variety of uses and clients, has raised $7 million in new equity funding, shows a new SEC fil...
03:16 am GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Lightspeed announces new $560 million fund for China
Global investor Lightspeed is starting 2019 with its largest-ever fund for China, where it has backed a number of new internet challengers.The firm announcedthis week that its fourth China fund has cl...
01:40 am GMT - Thu, January 3, 2019
Techcrunch Senate confirms new FCC Commissioners Carr and Starks
The Senate has officially confirmed the incoming FCC commissioners, Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks have been officially confirmed by the Senate for their five-year terms. This completes the five-sea...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Magic Leap and other AR startups have a rough 2019 ahead of them
Very rarely does an early technology garner such an air of inevitability like AR has in the past few years. 2018 was supposed to be a year where the foundational tech for augmented reality was built o...
11:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Sorry that I took so long to upgrade, Apple
Apple had some bad news tonight. It was so bad, in fact, that it had to halt trading for a time while posting a grim report that its numbers would be lower than it had forecast at thelast quarterly ea...
11:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch The number of Alexa skills in the U.S. more than doubled in 2018
Amazon Alexa had a good year as a developer platform – at least in terms of the number of voice apps being built for Alexa, if not yet the monetization of those apps. According to new data publi...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch FCC Chairman Pai celebrates Congress failing to bring back net neutrality
As one Congress ends and another begins, many are looking forward to a rebalancing of power especially in the House of Representatives, which Democrats handily retook in November. But FCC Chairman Aj...
09:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Google sat on a Chromecast bug for years, now hackers could wreak havoc
Google was warned of a bug in its Chromecast media streaming stick years ago, but did not fix it. Now, hackers are exploiting the bug and security researchers say things could get even worse. A hacke...
09:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Hackers hijack thousands of Chromecasts to warn of latest security bug
Hackers have hijacked thousands of exposed Chromecast streaming devices to warn users of the latest security flaw to affect the device. But other security researchers say that the bug if left unfixed...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Apple lowers guidance on Q1 results
Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a letter today, revising guidance for the company’s Q1 fiscal results. The note highlights a number of reasons for dropping the number, including, perhaps most notably,...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Apple lowers guidance on Q1 results, cites China trade tensions
Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a letter today, revising guidance for the company’s Q1 fiscal results. Per the letter, revenue has been shifted from an initial projection of between $89 billion and $9...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Will the gaming industry clutch up in 2019?
2019 promises to be a great year in games. Innovation and competition will elevate the industrys offerings and drive more inclusivity among a broader range of audiences....
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch As market shifts, Atlas Venture closes a $250 million fund to support its breakaway biotech bets
Atlas Venture, the Cambridge, Mass.-based early-stage, biotech-focused venture firm, has for the first time raised an opportunity fund designed to help it support its most promising, maturing portfoli...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Ninja raked in nearly $10 million in 2018
Twitch superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has finally settled the debate over just how much he earned in 2018. CNN reports that the gaming phenom pulled in close to $10 million last year, a l...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch See you in Vegas next week!
It’s on like Donkey Kong! We’ll be seeing you next week, on January 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM, where we’ll mingle and run a full TC pitch-off with a bunch of great hardware companies. IR...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix pleads with people to stop doing the Bird Box challenge
Netflix has issued a warning to its customers thanks to a meme challenge that has gone viral in which people are choosing to put blindfolds on and navigate the world around them just like the characte...
07:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Behold Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored by a spacecraft
The New Horizons probe has just sent back its first real shots of Ultima Thule, a 21-mile-long rock or planetesimal deep in the reaches of the solar system and now the most distant object ever visite...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Report: Mary Meeker targets $1.25B for debut fund, called Bond
Mary Meeker's Bond will be the first >$1 billion fund led by a woman....
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix hires Activision CFO & former Disney exec Spencer Neumann as its new CFO
Netflix has officially confirmed the hiring of its new Chief Financial Officer Spencer Neumann, formerly CFO at Activision Blizzard. The announcement directly follows reports fromReutersandThe Wall St...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Windows 10 tops Windows 7 as most popular OS
Just in time for the new year, a report from Net Marketshare puts Windows 10 in the top spot for desktop operating systems. Its the first time Microsofts OS took the top spot since hitting the market ...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Union Square Ventures secures $429M across two new funds
USV co-founder Fred Wilson expect U.S. venture capitalists will "take a more cautious stance in 2019."...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Mozilla promises a faster, prettier Thunderbird with better Gmail support
Thunderbird, Mozilla’s desktop email client, doesn’t have anywhere near the amount of mindshare of the organization’s Firefox browser, yet even in this age of web-based email service...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Shine brings its female-focused self-care app to Android
Shine, one of the many apps capitalizing on the growing self-care trend, has now brought to Android devices its app used by 3 million people. Originally launched as a simple messaging bot that doled o...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch 2018 ushered in a potential space renaissance
The aerospace industry took flight with ambitious civilian and military projects over the course of 2018, and private investors took notice. Rockets are flying to the far side of the moon. Entrepreneu...
02:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Hackers are spreading Islamic State propaganda by hijacking dormant Twitter accounts
Hackers are using a decade-old flaw to target and hijack dormant Twitter accounts to spread terrorist propaganda, TechCrunch has learned. Many of the affected Twitter accounts appeared to be hijacked ...
02:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla stock price crashes 10% on vehicle price cut, missed delivery estimates
Tesla is starting out 2019 in the red following news it missed Wall Street’s delivery estimates. The company said in a letter to investors that it delivered 90,700 vehicles during the fourth qua...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch The Roku Channel adds premium subscriptions alongside its free content
The Roku Channel — Roku’s home to free, ad-supported content like movies, TV, sports and news — is expanding to include subscriptions. Essentially Roku’s own take on AmazonR...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch FCC greenlights Googles radar-based gesture tech Soli
Google has won U.S. regulatory approval to go ahead with a radar-based motion sensor that could make touchscreens look obsolete in the coming years. Known as the Soli Project, the initiative began in ...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch FCC greenlights Soli, Googles radar-based gesture tech
Google has won U.S. regulatory approval to go ahead with a radar-based motion sensor that could make touchscreens look obsolete in the coming years. Known as the Soli Project, the initiative began in ...
10:10 am GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Chinese app developers have invaded India
If you’ve conquered China, then India — the world’s second-largest country based on population — is the obvious next port of call, and that’s exactly what has happened in...
06:06 am GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Didi launches lending and insurance as new regulation threatens to lower driver numbers
Didi Chuxing, China’s dominant ride-hailing firm, is rolling out a range of financial and insurance services as it looks to fortify its service against a range of challenges in 2019. The company...
06:01 am GMT - Wed, January 2, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix pulled an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom complained
Netflix pulled an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia after receiving a complaint from the kingdom. The removal was first reported by the Financial Time...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 1, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla CEO Elon Musks year in one chart
Three point eight. From the first day of trading in 2018 to the last, that was the final percentage difference in Tesla’s share price. Taken on its own, the number is a modest and positive gain ...
08:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 1, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a frustrating interactive experiment
“Bandersnatch” offers an unusual television experience but not a very satisfying one. The new “Black Mirror” special follows Stefan Butler as he attempts to turn a science fic...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 1, 2019
Techcrunch The end of Chinas ride-sharing gig
Over the last few years, millions of Chinese workers managed to earn extra money by being ride-hailing drivers. Many picked the gig because of its flexible schedule. For those who could not otherwise ...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 1, 2019
Techcrunch The end of Chinas ridesharing gig
Over the last few years, millions of Chinese workers managed to earn extra money by being ride-hailing drivers. Many picked the gig because of its flexible schedule. For those who could not otherwise ...
05:49 am GMT - Tue, January 1, 2019
Techcrunch Go-Jek extends ride-hailing service to the rest of Singapore
After a limited rollout, Go-Jek said today that it will extend its ride-hailing service to all of Singapore tomorrow while continuing its beta phase. The Indonesian-based company began offering rides ...
04:08 am GMT - Tue, January 1, 2019
Techcrunch FCC will suspend most operations on Thursday if the shutdown continues
The Federal Communications Commission said on Monday that it will need to suspend most of its operations by the middle of Thursday if the partial government shutdown continues. The FCC will continue w...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 1, 2019
Techcrunch In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the sold out show
Jesse Lawrence Contributor Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. More posts by this contributor ...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 1, 2019
Techcrunch In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the sold-out show
Among the many myths that were laid low in 2018, perhaps none was as welcome to throngs of live-event fans as the fantasy of the sold-out show....
11:14 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task
Depending on how paranoid you are, this research from Stanford and Google will be either terrifying or fascinating. A machine learning agent intended to transform aerial images into street maps and ba...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Epic Games surprises players on New Years Eve
Happy New Year! The folks over at Epic Games have a special treat in store for players hopping on Fortnite today. In celebration of New Year’s Eve all around the world, Fortnite is having an in-...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Echo Wall Clock review
This was the year Amazon went all-in on the Alexa. September saw the announcement of a new Echo Dot, Show and Plus, a subwoofer, an audio input device, an auto dongle and an amplifier. That would have...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Tesla is keeping 44 US stores open until midnight in year-end Model 3 sales push
Some Tesla employees will ring in the New Year on a sales floor this year as the automaker tries to liquidate its inventory of Model 3 sedans and even its more expensive Model S and Model X vehicles ...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Noas new Alexa skill has human narrators read news from NYT, FT, Economist & others
News junkies who want something more in-depth than Alexa’s Flash Briefing now have a new option for listening to the day’s news – as well as features and other reporting – righ...
08:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Netflix stops paying the Apple tax on its $853M in annual iOS revenue
Earlier this year, Netflix was seen testing a bypass of iTunes billing across dozens of markets worldwide. As 2018 draws to a close, Netflix – the App Store’s top grossing app –has d...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Polite Fortnite Society
My parents are approaching 60. When they were young, they hung out at diners, or drove around in their cars. My generation hung out in the parking lot after school, or at the mall. My colleague John B...
08:36 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch What to expect from CES 2019
The timing is less than ideal. Just as the industry is recovering from a holiday-induced hangover, were thrust into the countrys largest consumer electronics show. The timing, of course, is not coinci...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Next
The Gillmor Gang Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, Frank Radice, Michael Markman and Steve Gillmor. Tech, Trump, Connected TV: products, services and streams that could make a difference....
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch The New Horizons probe buzzes the most distant object ever encountered first thing tomorrow
Four billion miles from Earth, the New Horizons probe that recently sent such lovely pictures of Pluto is drawing near to the most distant object mankind has ever come close to: Ultima Thule, a myster...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch NYSE operators crypto project Bakkt brings in $182M
Venture capitalists remain bullish on Bitcoin and its underlying technology despite sinking crypto prices....
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch The future of the media industry in the new year
2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions. The #MeToo movement made headlines. So what does the crystal ball predict for 2019?...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch 10 predictions about the media industry in the New Year
2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions. The #MeToo movement made headlines. So what does the crystal ball predict for 2019?...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Are rightsholders ready for public domain day?
On January 1, 2019, the New Year will ring in untold numbers of additions to the public domain in the U.S., including hundreds and maybe thousands of works with at least a small public reputation....
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Soulja Boys game consoles pulled from store weeks after launch
As anyone from the Gizmondo to the Virtual Boy can tell you, its tough to launch a console. Of course, its helps when your device apparently comes pre-loaded with thousands of games from big name comp...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Heres what to expect in cybersecurity in 2019
Around this time every year, my inbox fills with the same repetitive junk. “Would you consider putting [any random company] in your gift guide?”, “are you going to CES and if so can ...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Report: Amazon is planning a Whole Foods expansion to benefit Prime Now
Amazon is planning a Whole Foods expansion in the U.S., according to a report by The Wall Street Journal published this weekend. The goal is to put more customers within the range of Amazon’s tw...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Popsugars Twinning app was leaking everyones uploaded photos
I thought the worst thing about Popsugar’s Twinning tool was that it matched me with James Corden. Turns out, the hundreds of thousands of selfies uploaded to the tool were easily downloadable b...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch 2019 looks to continue another lights out year for fintech startups
Dana Stalder Contributor Dana Stalder is a general partner at Matrix Partners and invests in fintech, consumer marketplaces and enterprise software. More posts by this contributor Financial technology...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch 2019 looks to continue another lights-out year for fintech startups
We predicted fintechs would prove to be the more relevant disruptors in 2018. Looking ahead to 2019, we predict that fintechs will continue to steal the show....
09:13 am GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch MIT researchers are now 3D printing glass
While the thought of a machine that can squirt out endless ropes of molten glass is a bit frightening, the folks at MIT have just about perfected the process. In a paper published in 3D Printing and A...
09:13 am GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch MIT researchers are now 3D-printing glass
While the thought of a machine that can squirt out endless ropes of molten glass is a bit frightening, the folks at MIT have just about perfected the process. In a paper published in 3D Printing and A...
03:56 am GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch A look inside the Taipei 101 New Years Eve fireworks show as it goes green
One of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101s New Years Eve fireworks have become an iconic celebration since the first show at the end of 2004. But despite being a major tourism draw, the fi...
01:33 am GMT - Mon, December 31, 2018
Techcrunch Heres how to play a game from Black Mirrors Bandersnatch episode
If you’ve gone down the rabbit hole with Netflix’s latest Black Mirror release, there’s (at least) one more easter egg out there. As some intrepid Reddit users discovered, you can ac...