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11:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Open-source communities fight over telco market
When you think of MWC Barcelona, chances are you’re thinking about the newest smartphones and other mobile gadgets, but that’s only half the story. Actually, it’s probably far less t...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch A big ruling against Fox raises concerns of self-dealing with Hulu
An arbitrator has awarded $179 million in damages to the stars and creative team behind the Fox show “Bones.” As laid out in an in-depth Hollywood Reporter story, the ruling could have big...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Box fourth quarter revenue up 20 percent, but stock down 22 percent after hours
By most common sense measurements, Box had a pretty good earnings report today, reporting revenue up 20 percent year over year to $163.7 million. That doesn’t sound bad, yet Wall Street was not ...
09:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Verified Expert Lawyer: Andrew Erskine
Andrew Erskine has developed his legal career along with the rise of the tech startup scene in Los Angeles. Today, as a partner at Orrick in its Santa Monica office, he works with companies large and ...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch US bans lithium batteries from cargo holds on passenger flights
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration issued new rules designed to protect air passengers from the potential dangers of lithium ion batteries. The...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch BlackBerry sues Twitter for patent infringement
BlackBerry, the former smartphone maker, is suing Twitter for alleged patent infringement. If this sounds familiar, it may be because BlackBerry filed a patent infringement suit against Facebook last ...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix may be losing $192M per month from piracy, cord cutting study claims
As many as 1 in 5 people today are mooching off of someone else’s account when streaming video from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Video, according to a new study from CordCutting.com. Of these, Netfli...
08:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Star Trek: Discovery will return for a third season
We’ve still barely caught up with the Red Angel, whatever it is, but CBS just confirmed that Star Trek: Discovery will be coming back for a third season. Discovery will also add Michelle Paradis...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Presto raises $30M to bring its AI platform and tabletop ordering hardware to restaurant chains
The “restaurant of the future” may elicit thoughts of a chrome diner with robot servers and an otherwise hefty amount of Tokyo futurist kitsch, but the fact is that the forthcoming sit-dow...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Watch OneWebs first six global internet satellites launch today
After four years and more than $2 billion in funding, OneWeb is ready to launch the first six satellites out of a planned constellation of 650 with which it plans to blanket the world in broadband. Th...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch OneWebs first six global internet satellites are safely in orbit
After four years and more than $2 billion in funding, OneWeb is ready to launch the first six satellites out of a planned constellation of 650 with which it plans to blanket the world in broadband. Th...
06:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Hands-on with Microsofts new HoloLens 2
Earlier this week, Microsoft used its MWC press conference to announce the next version of its HoloLens mixed reality visor. When it demoed the first version back in 2015, quite a few pundits assumed ...
06:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Coterie, a young New York startup, promises to deliver charming party kits at your doorstep (though shhh, we wont tell your guests)
Party planning can be fun if you have the time for it and happen to know what you’re doing. For the rest of us, it can be a daunting, time-consuming endeavor, one that requires visits to numerou...
06:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Coterie, a young New York startup, promises to deliver charming party kits to your doorstep
Party planning can be fun if you have the time for it and happen to know what you’re doing. For the rest of us, it can be a daunting, time-consuming endeavor, one that requires visits to numerou...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Dow Jones watchlist of 2.4 million high-risk clients has leaked
A watchlist of risky individuals and corporate entities owned by Dow Jones has been exposed, after a company with access to the database left it on a server without a password. Bob Diachenko, an indep...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Dow Jones watchlist of 2.4 million high-risk individuals has leaked
A watchlist of risky individuals and corporate entities owned by Dow Jones has been exposed, after a company with access to the database left it on a server without a password. Bob Diachenko, an indep...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Compass acquires Contactually, a CRM provider to the real estate industry
Compass, the real estate tech platform that is now worth $4.4 billion, has made an acquisition to give its agents a boost when it comes to looking for good leads on properties to sell. It is acquiring...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Musical.ly (TikTok) fined $5.7M by FTC for violating childrens privacy law, will update app with age gate
A significant FTC ruling issued today will see video app TikTok fined $5.7 million for violating U.S. children’s privacy laws, and will impact how the app works for kids under the age of 13. In ...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch FTC ruling sees Musical.ly (TikTok) fined $5.7M for violating childrens privacy law, app updated with age gate
A significant FTC ruling issued today will see video app TikTok fined $5.7 million for violating U.S. children’s privacy laws, and will impact how the app works for kids under the age of 13. In ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Spotify launches in India
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...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Affirms latest partnership brings its alternative financing to Walmarts U.S. stores and website
Financial technology company Affirm, which offers consumers an alternative to cash and credit when paying for large purchases, has scored a notable new partner: Walmart. The companies announced this m...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Affirms latest partnership brings its alternative financing to Walmarts US stores and website
Financial technology company Affirm, which offers consumers an alternative to cash and credit when paying for large purchases, has scored a notable new partner: Walmart. The companies announced this m...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Taking HTCs Vive Focus standalone headset for a spin
Its telling that HTC opted to set up shop in Hall 7 at MWC. Rather than holding court alongside the Samsungs and Huaweis of the world, the company mingled among the peripherals and accessories makers....
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Pokmon Sword and Shield to land on Nintendo Switch this year
Nintendo and The Pokmon Company have unveiled the next Pokmon game in the main series. The new game will come in two variants later this year Pokmon Sword and Pokmon Shield. Nintendo announced the ne...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch This is the Stanford thesis presentation that launched Juul
Against a backdrop of public backlash and looming federal regulations, the worlds biggest e-cigarette manufacturer has released video of the original thesis presentation that launched Juul, with the h...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Why longer term sheets are better
Recently in a conversation, the length of term sheets came as a topic (I assure you, it was a riveting conversation). The complaint was that a term sheet which had recently been received was too long,...
03:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch TikTok is launching a series of online safety videos in its app
On the heels of news that TikTok has reached 1 billion downloads, the company today is launching a new initiative designed to help inform users about online safety, TikTok’s various privacy sett...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch The Shadow Ghost turns cloud gaming into a seamless experience
French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, is launching a new set-top box to access its cloud gaming service the Shadow Ghost. Ive been playing with the device for a couple of weeks and heres m...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Cequence Security hauls in $17M Series B investment to help protect applications
Cequence Security, a startup that helps companies protect applications against business logic attacks, announced a $17 million Series B investment today. The round was by led by Dell Technologies Capi...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Threads emerges from stealth with $10.5M from Sequoia for a new take on enabaling work conversations
The rapid rise of Slack has ushered in a new wave of apps, all aiming to solve one challenge: creating a user-friendly platform where coworkers can have productive conversations. Many of these are bas...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Threads emerges from stealth with $10.5M from Sequoia for a new take on enabling work conversations
The rapid rise of Slack has ushered in a new wave of apps, all aiming to solve one challenge: creating a user-friendly platform where coworkers can have productive conversations. Many of these are bas...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch D-Wave announces its next-gen quantum computing platform
D-Wave, the well-funded quantum computing company, today announced its next-gen quantum computing platform with 5,000 qubits, up from 2,000 in the company’s current system. The new platform will...
12:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Apple removes VoIP app clones from the App Store
Following my report from yesterday, Apple has removed many of the apps I pointed out. When you try to find them on the App Store, they are no longer available. App Store Review Guidelines are very cle...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch When brands violate customer trust, its tough to win it back
Trust is a fundamental building block of any healthy relationship, whether that’s between individuals or companies and customers. If you can’t trust the company you are doing business with...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Polestar unveils its all-electric response to the Tesla Model 3
Volvos standalone electric performance brand Polestar introduced Wednesday its first all-electric vehicle a five-door fastback that is gunning for the Tesla Model 3. In the past few years, every time...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch FedExs new autonomous delivery bot has iBot wheelchair DNA
FedEx is a courier delivery and logistics company; and in 2019, that means it must also have an autonomous delivery bot. The delivery services company, known for its overnight shipping, unveiled Wedne...
11:42 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Bring on the mobile weirdness
CES 2019 was a dud. It happens. Some years are more exciting than other. The world of technology ebbs and flows. Time is a flat circle. All that glitters is gold. Only shooting stars break the mold. M...
11:38 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Challenger bank N26 plans to expand to Brazil
Fintech startup N26 plans to launch its bank service in Brazil in 2019. The company announced the news on stage at MWC in Barcelona. N26 has already announced that its next market would be the U.S. at...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch How Amazon took 50% of the e-commerce market and what it means for the rest of us
Jun-Sheng Li Contributor Jun-Sheng (Jun) Li is an Executive in Residence at Canvas Ventures and was the former senior vice president of Walmart's global e-commerce supply chain. As SVP of Walmarts glo...
10:05 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Were ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us?
This is the moment weve been waiting for. After years of prototypes, the age of foldables has finally arrived. Theyre here. Ive seen them, and even, briefly, touched one. And thats about as far as it ...
05:58 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Korean conglomerate SK leads $600M round for Chinese chipmaker Horizon Robotics
Horizon Robotics, a three-year-old Chinese startup backed by Intel Capital, just raised a mega-round of fundings from domestic and overseas backers as it competes for global supremacy in developing AI...
03:20 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch FTC brings its first case against fake paid reviews on Amazon
The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday evening that it has brought its first case against using fake reviews to sell products online. The Commission said it will settle with defendant Cure ...
01:49 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch On the strength of its Mixer partnership, streaming toolkit developer Lightstream raises $8 million
Lightstream, a Chicago-based company which develops tools to augment livestreams, has raised $8 million in new funding as it looks to add monitoring, management, and monetization services to its suite...
01:27 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Boeings Wingman drone buddies up with pilot-flown jets
It's already tomorrow in Australia, seemingly in more ways than one. It's the 27th already, yes, but they're also working in putting together AI-flown companion jets for their fighters. Why didn't we ...
12:37 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2019
Techcrunch Prototype prosthesis proffers proper proprioceptive properties
Researchers have created a prosthetic hand that offers its users the ability to feel where it is and how the fingers are positioned a sense known as proprioception. The headline may be in jest, but t...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Steam fights for future of game stores and streaming
For more than 15 years, Steam has been the dominant digital distribution platform for PC video games. While its success has spawned several competitors, including some online stores from game publishe...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Rotten Tomatoes tries to combat trolls with audience rating changes
Rotten Tomatoes is making a couple of changes designed to prevent trolls from attacking films before they’re even released. The review aggregator (owned by Fandango) recently announced that it w...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Measuring and benchmarking the four vital signs of SaaS
The metrics you use to measure your companys performance should be clear, comparable and few in number....
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Mixtape podcast: Techs concern for the homeless
Welcome to the latest episode of TechCrunch Mixtape with Megan Rose Dickey and myself. This week we talk about mental illness within the homeless population, specifically how people can help situation...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Porsches best-selling Macan SUV is going all-electric
Porsche plans to turn its best-selling U.S. vehicle, the Macan SUV, into an electric vehicle following the introduction of its first EVs, the Taycan and its crossover cousin, the Cross Tourismo. Produ...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Zone7 raises $2.5 million seed round to predict injury risk for athletes
Zone7, the company using data and analytics to identify the potential for injuries with athletes, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The company monitors athletes’ performance to determine...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Meet GV investors at the TechCrunch Include March Office Hours
GV (formerly Google Ventures) is partnering with TechCrunch Include to host Office Hours for underserved and underrepresented founders on March 5th. From 10:30am – 12:30pm, GV investors Dave Mun...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Polis, the door-to-door marketer, raises another $2.5 million
Polis founder Kendall Tucker began her professional life as a campaign organizer in local Democratic politics, but — seeing an opportunity in her one-on-one conversations with everyday folks ...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify reportedly launches in India
Spotify has reportedly launched for some users in India today, with plans to officially launch on Wednesday to everyone, Variety, citing sources with knowledge of Spotify’s plans, reports. For t...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify launches its streaming service in India
Spotify has reportedly launched for some users in India today, with plans to officially launch on Wednesday to everyone, Variety, citing sources with knowledge of Spotify’s plans, reports. Updat...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch An insiders peek at TC Sessions: Robotics & AI
We are not quite ready to announce the agenda for TechCunchs April 18 robotics and AI show at UC Berkeley, but anyone who has been watching the speaker announcements is bound to be just a bit excited....
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch For a monthly subscription fee, this startup will send out customized gifts to current and prospective clients at scale
In today’s noisy, fast-paced world, finding a way to let clients and potential customers know that they are top of mind can be a major challenge for companies. Enter Sendoso, a 2.5-year-old, San...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook wants up to 30% of fan subscriptions vs Patreons 5%
Facebook will drive a hard bargain with influencers and artists judging by the terms of service for the social network’s Patreon-like Fan Subscriptions feature that lets people pay a monthly fee...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Energizers P18K Pop is basically a giant battery with a smartphone built into it
This is the future you asked for. When people read smartphone reviews, one of the first things they want to know is whether the battery life is going to be sufficient for their use cases. Well, what i...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch BMW continues to bet on the (Azure) cloud
Earlier this week, at MWC Barcelona, BMW announced its newest in-car AI initiative: BMW Natural Interaction. The idea here is to use cameras, microphones and other sensors in the car to allow you to h...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Indias entrepreneurial future
Few countries have more entrepreneurial potential than India. Its home not just to the wave of IT offshoring firms of the 1990s and early 2000s, but also to some of the most interesting unicorn tech s...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch FTC creates antitrust task force to monitor tech industry
The field of technology and the business practices within it tend to advance faster than regulators can keep up. But the FTC is making a concerted effort with a new 17-lawyer tech task force dedicated...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch theSkimm is launching a daily news podcast offering contextualized, nonpartisan coverage
News media company theSkimm is delving further into podcasting, with the launch of its first daily news podcast called Skimm This, set to launch on March 4. Similar to how theSkimm’s morning new...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Sapling, an employee management and on-boarding platform, lands $4 million in seed funding
Sapling, a three-year-old, San Francisco-based company whose employee management and onboarding software is being adopted by a small but growing number of mid-size companies with far-flung workforces,...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Register your interest for Disrupt SF 2019 and save $500
TechCrunch is gearing up for another epic celebration of early-stage tech startups by offering equally epic savings to our flagship event, Disrupt San Francisco 2019, which takes place October 2-4 at ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: A closer look at Huaweis foldable phone
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...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Search marketing company Botify raises $20M
Botify, a search engine optimization company that works with customers like Expedia and Nike, announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series B funding. Co-founder and CEO Adrien Menard said ...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Virtual phone number apps are gaming the App Store with duplicates
If youve searched the App Store for an app to get a second phone number, chances are you found dozens of apps with very little differences. A handful of companies are spamming the App Store with dupli...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Googles new AI grammar checker are now live in Google Docs
Google today announced that its new machine learning-powered grammar checker is now live in Google Docs for G Suite users. The company first introduced this new feature at Cloud Next 2018, but it ling...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Googles new AI grammar checker is now live in Google Docs
Google today announced that its new machine learning-powered grammar checker is now live in Google Docs for G Suite users. The company first introduced this new feature at Cloud Next 2018, but it ling...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Googles Flutter toolkit will get web-based dev tooling
Google today launched version 1.2 of its Flutter cross-platform UI framework at MWC Barcelona. With this, Flutter now features support for Android App Bundles, Google’s latest technology for pac...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Heres why youre getting all those sweet Uber and Lyft discounts
In a bid to increase market share, the ride-hailing giants are offering discounts to riders ahead of their IPOs....
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk has until March 11 to respond to SEC contempt motion
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has until March 11 to explain why he should not be held in contempt for violating a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC asked a judge Mon...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook announces new program for premium video ads
Facebook is expanding its efforts around premium video advertising with a new program called Facebook Showcase. This follows the announcement last fall of what the company calls In-Stream Reserve adve...
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Foot Locker takes a minority stake in kids clothing subscription service Rockets of Awesome
Foot Locker is taking a stake in the subscription-based shopping service, Rockets of Awesome — a startup that’s something of a “StitchFix for kids,” in that it sends out a pers...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Gradient Ventures, Googles AI fund, leads $7M investment in English learning app Elsa
Google’s Gradient Ventures, the search giant’s dedicated AI fund, is casting its eye to Asia after it led a $7 million Series A round for Elsa, a startup that operates an app for English l...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch New VMware Kubernetes product comes courtesy of Heptio acquisition
VMware announced a new Kubernetes product today called VMware Essential PKS, which has been created from its acquisition of Heptio for $550 million at the end of last year. VMware already had two flav...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Light is expanding from smartphone cameras to self-driving cars
This years MWC has been very much the beginning of a new phase for Light . Until now, the Palo Alto startup has been best know for its 16-lens DSLR competitor, an utterly fascinating, if not particula...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Cloudflare expands its government warrant canaries
When the government comes for your data, tech companies can’t always tell you. But thanks to a legal loophole, companies can say if they haven’t had a visit yet That’s opened up an i...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Tinder launches a Spring Break mode
Tinder, the dating app company which, as of late, has been more fully embracing its status as the preferred hook-up app of choice for the younger generation, is today launching a new feature designed ...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch OnePlus, EE and Qualcomm puts a call out for 5G apps
Today at MWC Barcelona OnePlus CEO Pete Lau unveiled an initiative to spur apps for 5G networks. The timing is right, too. With 5G launching around the world this year, carriers, phone makers and cons...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch OnePlus, EE and Qualcomm starts a contest for 5G apps
Today at MWC Barcelona OnePlus CEO Pete Lau unveiled an initiative to spur apps for 5G networks. The timing is right, too. With 5G launching around the world this year, carriers, phone makers and cons...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch OnePlus, EE and Qualcomm start a contest for 5G apps
Today at MWC Barcelona OnePlus CEO Pete Lau unveiled an initiative to spur apps for 5G networks. The timing is right, too. With 5G launching around the world this year, carriers, phone makers and cons...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch SpaceX gets NASAs approval to test launch Crew Dragon
In a joint press conference, NASA and SpaceX officials said that SpaceX has been approved to conduct the first orbital launch of the Crew Dragon. The launch could come as early as March 2, and would b...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Pandora Stories launches, combining music and podcasting in a new format
In an effort to one-up Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora this morning announced the launch of a new marketing tool for artists, called Pandora Stories. The feature allows artists to build music playlis...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Dipsea raises $5.5M for short-form, sexy audio stories
Dipsea, a mobile platform for erotic audio stories, is backed by Bedrock Capital and Thrive Capital...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch YieldStreet raises $62M to democratise alternative investments in shipping, real estate and more
There has been a wave of fintech startups emerging that make different kinds of investing more accessible to a wider pool of people, and today one of them has raised a substantial round of money to he...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Huaweis folding Mate X: a closer look
Yesterday gave us a closer view of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Of course, there were still a plate of glass, a security rope and a few feet between us and the device. Huawei, thankfully, was a bit more w...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook finally bans UK far right activist, Tommy Robinson
Facebook has taken the decision to remove the Facebook page and Instagram profile of far right activist, Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon. Twitter permanently banned the founde...
01:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Mangrove makes a first move into Portugal with $1.2M into Attentive, alongside Indico
Attentive, a Techstars Boulder alumnus, closing of a $1.2M Seed round co-led by Lisbon based Indico Capital Partners and Luxembourg based Mangrove Capital Partners. This also marks Mangroves first eve...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch ThirdLove, the direct-to-consumer lingerie startup, gets a $55M boost, hits $750M valuation
Direct-to-consumer startups — making products that leverage the internet to bypass third-party marketplaces and retailers to engage with and sell directly to their customers — have been on...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch ThirdLove, the direct-to-consumer lingerie startup, gets a $55M boost
Direct-to-consumer startups — making products that leverage the internet to bypass third-party marketplaces and retailers to engage with and sell directly to their customers — have been on...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch With $90 million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food
Continuing its quest to become the Amazon Web Services for biomanufacturing, Ginkgo Bioworks has launched a new spinoff called Motif Ingredients with $90 million in funding to develop proteins that ca...
10:20 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Huawei: The US security accusation of our 5G has no evidence. Nothing.
Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping kicked off a keynote speech this morning at the world’s biggest mobile industry tradeshow with a wry joke. “There has never been more interest in ...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch HTCs blockchain phone can now be purchased with fiat currency
Until now, the Exodus 1 has, fittingly, only been available for purchase with cryptocurrency. Starting today, however, interested parties will be able to pick HTCs blockchain phone up through more tra...
07:41 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Walmart acquires Israels Aspectiva, which analyses UGC to recommend products to shoppers
Walmart, the world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer, today made an acquisition that speaks to its ongoing efforts to build out its e-commerce experience to better compete with Amazon. Today, ...
06:52 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Alibaba challenger Pinduoduo is bringing imported goods to rural homes
Pinduoduo, the latest challenger to China’s ecommerce dominators Alibaba and JD.com, wants to bring affordable, imported items to shoppers in China’s smaller cities and rural areas. The th...
05:56 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Cedars-Sinai puts Amazon Alexa in patient rooms as part of a pilot program
Los Angeles medical center Cedars-Sinai is currently piloting a program that places Amazon Echos in more than 100 patient rooms. The smart speakers use Aiva, a voice assistant platform for healthcare,...
05:08 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Online learning startup Skill-Lync promises Indias mechanical engineers a job, or their money back
You might hear stories that TechCrunch favors venture-backed companies, or will only write about startups that have raised from certain VCs. Well, I can tell you that is totally untrue. In fact, it co...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Startup Law A to Z: Intellectual Property
Whether protected through copyright, trade secret, trademark, or patents, software technology companies depend on IP more so than perhaps any other business type in history. It is surprising, then, ju...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2019
Techcrunch Blossom Capital raises $85M fund to do high conviction Series A investing in Europe
Blossom Capital, the venture capital firm co-founded by ex-Index Ventures and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown, is announcing that it has raised an $85 million fund to invest in European tech startups at S...
11:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch The SEC has asked a judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating his settlement with the agency
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating his Oct. 16 settlement with the agency Bloomberg News reported the news a bit ago. We’ve sin...
11:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Climate change kills off clouds over the ocean in new simulation
We all know climate change is affecting weather systems and ecosystems around the world, but exactly how and in what way is still a topic of intense study. New simulations made possible by higher-powe...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Ford partners with geocoding startup what3words
Ford is partnering with what3words to give drivers access to the startup’s novel addressing system. Under the partnership, drivers will be able to connect to the free what3words app — on a...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft CEO defends work on half-billion-dollar HoloLens military contract
Microsoft won’t stop its work on a nearly half-billion-dollar government contract designed to bring HoloLens augmented reality tech to the U.S. Army. “We made a principled decision that we...
09:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Fortnites revenue dropped 48% in January but the lull likely wont last long
If you thought Fortnite was looking mortal, you might want to reconsider. New numbers from SuperData show that the Fortnite juggernaut lagged by one meaningful measure at the start of this year. Reven...
08:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Ubiquitilink advance means every phone is now a satellite phone
Last month I wrote about Ubiquitilink, which promised, through undisclosed means, to provide a sort of global satellite-based roaming service. But how, I asked? (Wait, they told me.) Turns out our pho...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Superb AI generates customized training data for machine learning projects
One of the big challenges of developing a machine learning project can be simply getting enough relevant data to train the algorithms. That’s where Superb AI, a member of the Y Combinator Winter...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch With a $3.5 million haul, Dray Alliance joins a booming logistics startup scene in LA
With an angle on a long-neglected part of the shipping industry — the short haul movement of cargo from docks to logistics centers — Dray Alliance, is launching joining a growing startup s...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Verified Expert Lawyer: Leslee Cohen
Leslee Cohen has been practicing law for decades in her hometown of Chicago. Shes been working with more and more startups over the last ten years, after co-founding her own firm (Hershman Cohen) and ...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch iOS developers will soon be able to offer discounts to their existing and lapsed subscribers
As subscriptions continue to grow into a sizable revenue stream for mobile app developers, Apple has had to make adjustments to its guidelines, rules and even its tools for subscription management in ...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch XRP is the latest cryptocurrency to hit Coinbase Pro
On Tuesday, Coinbase announced that XRP will be the latest cryptocurrency to hit its pro-level trading platform. Coinbase Pro will allow users to transfer XRP to the platform right away (“After ...
06:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Helping children overcome their mobility challenges, Trexo Robotics gets a Y Combinator boost
Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi didn’t know it when they met at the University of Waterloo eleven years ago, but the bond that the two forged in late night study sessions as roommates in the UW Pl...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Biowares high-flying Anthem falls flat
Anthem is the first attempt by Bioware (of Mass Effect and Dragon Age fame) to tap into the well of cash supposedly to be found in the "game as platform" trend that has grown over the last few years, ...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch With China tariffs delayed, Beijing faces startup dilemma
China is facing a challenging juxtaposition in the coming years: can the government remain in control of business and media while also opening up the country to the knowledge economy? China has uplift...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Microsoft unveils the HoloLens 2
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...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Data startup Narrative raises $3M more
Narrative, a startup that makes it easier to buy and sell data, is announcing that it’s raised $3 million in additional seed funding. The round was led by Glasswing Ventures . XSeed, Tuhaye and ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch HAX launches an accelerator program for senior tech
HAX today announced the launch of an initiative targeted at helping startups advance the state of tech for people over the age of 65. The program was developed in conjunction with Centrica, the energy...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Netflixs High Flying Bird mixes basketball, politics and impressive iPhone camerawork
“High Flying Bird,” the latest film from director Steven Soderbergh, isn’t an easy movie to categorize. For starters, it’s a basketball movie without any basketball. Instead, t...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Here are all the 5G phones announced at MWC
Mobile World Congress is underway, which means there are a handful of brand spankin’ new 5G phones hitting the market soon. How ever will you decide? Here’s a look at all the 5G phones ann...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch FTC finalizes settlement with student loan refinancer SoFi over deceptive advertising
The FTC announced this morning it has approved the final consent order with online student loan refinancer SoFi, which resolves the allegations around SoFi’s deceptive advertising practices. Las...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Target announces launch of its curated, third-party marketplace, Target
Target this morning announced Target+, a new initiative designed to expand the assortment on Target.com with merchandise from third-party sellers. But unlike with Walmart and Amazon’s marketplac...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Europe is prepared to rule over 5G cybersecurity
The European Commission’s digital commissioner has warned the mobile industry to expect it to act over security concerns attached to Chinese network equipment makers. The Commission is consideri...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch OnePlus demos a 5G prototype at MWC
OnePlus promised us a 5G handset this year. At Mobile World Congress this week, the company kind of, sort of delivered. Unlike the sea of other 5G devices unveiled at the show, however, the companys o...
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch More passwordless logins are coming to Android
The FIDO Alliance and Google today announced that Android (from version 7.0 up) with the latest version of the Google Play Services, is now FIDO2 certified. At first glance, that sounds rather boring,...
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch More password-less logins are coming to Android
The FIDO Alliance and Google today announced that Android (from version 7.0 up) with the latest version of the Google Play Services is now FIDO2 certified. At first glance, that sounds rather boring, ...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Sprint to launch 5G service in 4 cities in May
Telecom company Sprint has shared some of its plans when it comes to 5G service in the U.S. The company announced at MWC in Barcelona that mobile customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City ...
12:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch SME lender Validus Capital raises $15M for expansion in Southeast Asia
SME lending was a hot topic in Southeast Asia last year, and companies continue to attract investor dollars in 2019. The latest to pull in capital of its own is Singapore-based Validus Capital, which ...
12:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook expands its internet infrastructure projects
Like every year, Facebook is using MWC Barcelona to focus on its infrastructure projects. While you may mostly think of Facebook as a social network, the company started launching infrastructure proje...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch New microSD format promises insane transfer speeds, better battery life
Today MWC Barcelona the SD Association unveiled microSD Express that will allow future mobile devices to consume and create content at even faster speeds. This new microSD card platform boosts incredi...
11:19 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Dont worry, ZTE has a 5G phone, too
Another name to add to the ever-lengthening list of 5G phones hitting Barcelona this week. ZTE just announced the Axon 10 Pro 5G, which is due out in the first half of 2019 in China and Europe, at le...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch BMW makes interacting with you cars AI systems more natural
Even after years of using systems like the Google Assistant or Siri, talking to inanimate objects can still feel weird. In cars, the early voice recognition systems were typically close to unusable, w...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch BMW makes interacting with your cars AI systems more natural
Even after years of using systems like the Google Assistant or Siri, talking to inanimate objects can still feel weird. In cars, the early voice recognition systems were typically close to unusable, w...
09:38 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Nubias wearable smartphone might be the next step for flexible displays
The version of Nubias wearable smartphone that was on display last year at IFA was an unwieldy thing. This years model of the Alpha, however, is certainly a step in the right direction. Its still bulk...
09:10 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Behold the Samsung Galaxy Fold under glass
Samsung decided to forgo the Mobile World Congress pomp and circumstance, instead opting to through its own part last week in San Francisco. Ive been carrying around Galaxy S10 for a few days now, so ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Qualcomm announces a new robotics development platform
Robotics have long been a bit of a white whale for Qualcomm. The burgeoning field is a pretty logical next step for the chipmaker, which seems to have its foot in every other aspect of electronics, th...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Qualcomms new 4G, 5G platforms to bring improved telecommunication to vehicles
Qualcomm today announced new 4g and 5g chipsets for connected vehicles. The chip maker sees the advanced communication platforms powering the next wave of in-vehicle experiences and telematics feature...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Qualcomm wants your phone to drive your next VR and AR headsets
Qualcomm wants to create a new device category, XR viewer headsets, that combine the compute power of its current Snapdragon 855 platform with the speed of 5G on a smartphone to provide you with mobil...
08:56 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Oppo executive questions how foldable phones improve the user experience
Oppo VP Brian Shen took to Weibo today to unveil the company’s foldable phone concept. It looks like the same kit used by Huawei and it’s unclear if Oppo will release the device. Shen note...
08:25 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch KaiOS, now with 85M feature phones shipped, doubles down with Google, carrier deals and more
As the rate of smartphone sales continues to slow down and decline, a software startup called KaiOS — which launched in 2017 from the ashes of Mozilla’s failed Firefox OS mobile projectas ...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Google will bring its Assistant to Android Messages
It’s only been a few weeks since Google brought the Assistant to Google Maps to help you reply to messages, play music and more. This feature first launched in English and will soon start rollin...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Google Assistant gets expanded language and device support
At MWC Barcelona, Google today made a few announcements around its Assistant. A lot of these center around support for KaiOS, the operating system for low-end feature phones that Google invested in la...
07:45 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Sony goes ultra-wide for its new handsets
Two years ago, aspect ratios were all the rage. These days, its 5G and foldable all the way down, making the Xperia 1 a bit of a throwback. These days, the companys getting even longer, with a 21:9 di...
04:23 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch Netflixs Roma wins three Oscars, including Best Director (but not Best Picture)
“Roma” took home three Academy Awards tonight though not Best Picture, which went to “Green Book.” Alfonso Cuarn did win an Oscar for directing the film. It was his second vic...
03:26 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2019
Techcrunch How Netflix is eating the Academy
It’s Oscar night! Do you care? If you’re me, and/or the statistically average watcher, the answer is: a whole lot less than you used to. Last year’s viewership hit an all-time low. W...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch The Google Assistant gets a button
Traditionally, the Google Assistant always lived under the home button on Android phones, but as the company announced at MWC today, LG, Nokia, Xiaomi, TCL and Vivo are about to launch phones with ded...
06:45 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch LGs latest flagship uses your hand veins to unlock
Weve already known about the G8 ThinQ for some months now. And a few weeks back, LG made the whole camera rig official, announcing that the handset would be getting a ToF image sensor on its front-fac...
06:45 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch LG gets a 5G flagship, making the worlds longest phone name even longer
For a company with a two letter name, LG loves nothing so much as an unwieldy title. A form of overcompensation, perhaps? Whatever the case, the lengthening of LG phone names is one of this worlds few...
06:12 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft promises an open HoloLens ecosystem
At its MWC keynote in Barcelona today, Microsoft promised to keep the HoloLens ecosystem open. That means third-party app stores and browsers, for example, with Mozilla already announcing its Firefox ...
06:10 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Unreal Engine 4 support is coming to HoloLens 2
Microsoft closed out todays big HoloLens 2 debut with a surprise appearance by Epic Games CEO, Tim Sweeney. The gaming exec was clearly impressed by the technologys future for both developement and co...
05:57 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft and Trimble made a hardhat with HoloLens built-in
Microsoft is really hoping to get down to business with the next version of the Hololens. In fact, the software giant announced a new customization program for the HoloLens 2. How, precisely such cust...
05:25 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft announces an Azure-powered Kinect camera for enterprise
Todays Mobile World Congress kickoff event was all about the next Hololens, but Microsoft still had some surprises up its sleeve. One of the more interesting additions is the Azure Kinect, a new enter...
05:25 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Say hello to Microsofts new $3,500 HoloLens with twice the field of view
Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its HoloLens ‘mixed reality’ headset at MWC Barcelona today. The new HoloLens 2 features a significantly larger field of view, higher resolution an...
05:25 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Social Studies
The Gillmor Gang Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Michael Markman, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday February 23, 2019. Podcast M-and-A as smart speakers wag the video dog. Permis...
04:48 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft unveil the HoloLens 2 live right here
Microsoft is set to announce a brand new hardware device at MWC in Barcelona the new HoloLens headset. The conference starts at 6:00 PM CET (5:00 AM GMT, 12:00 PM ET, 9:00 AM PT). If youve ever tried ...
04:39 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations
A group of academics have found three new security flaws in 4G and 5G, which they say can be used to intercept phone calls and track the locations of cell phone users. The findings are said to be the ...
04:01 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft unveil the HoloLens 2 live right here
Microsoft is set to announce a brand new hardware device at MWC in Barcelona the new HoloLens headset. The conference starts at 6:00 PM CET (5:00 AM GMT, 12:00 PM ET, 9:00 AM PT). If youve ever tried ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch TCL will launch its first foldable next year
Last week a bunch of TCL foldable concepts leaked out and honestly, a few of them looked pretty cool. But alas, concepts are just concepts, and certainly no guarantee that the things will ever make i...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Transportation Weekly: Tesla astroturfs, Softbank flexes, BMW and Daimler hookup, What is a Jelbi?
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the third edition of our tome, I mean newsletter, and this week let...
03:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Need cameras? The Nokia 9 PureView has lots
You want camera? The Nokia 9 PureView has them more than you could ever possibly need, really. The latest premium device from HMD sports a five camera hexagonal array, along with the flash and color ...
03:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch HMD keeps feature phones and Snake alive with the Nokia 210
HMD was something of an instant success when it launched at Mobile World Congress two years back. That rapid rise owed to a few key things: price, familiar branding and its predecessors long time comm...
03:01 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Watch HMD unveil Nokia phones live right here
HMD is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona to showcase some Nokia-branded phones. The conference starts at 4:00 PM CET (3:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM EST). HMD licenses the Nokia brand so that the ...
02:27 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch This is what a foldable phone case looks like
Foldable phones are having their moments at this years Mobile World Congress. A few days after Samsung debuted the Galaxy Fold on stage at an event in San Francisco, Huawei has just shown off its solu...
02:26 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Huawei unveils its 5G consumer solutions built on new 5G chipset
Today at MWC Barcalona Huawei launched its first consumer 5G products. Aside from its 5G Mate 20 X, the company also updated and new products that will bring 5G to peoples homes and devices through ro...
02:10 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Huawei is bringing 5G to the Mate 20 X
Today at MWC Barcelona Huawei announced it will bring 5G to its flagship phone, the Mate 20 X. This marks the first 5G phone from the Chinese mobile giant. Huawei joins a growing list of companies int...
02:09 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Huaweis 5G foldable costs $2,600
Foldables are expense. And so are 5G phones. But foldable 5G phones? Well, um, get ready for that second mortgage. At the end of Huaweis MWC press conference, mobile chief Richard Yu dropped a pricing...
01:45 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch The Mate X is Huaweis 5G foldable
The worlds fastest growing mobile company has long had a chip on its shoulder when it comes to Apple and Samsung. For too long, the company has had to go out of its way to remind the world that its ca...
01:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Huawei launches two new laptops at MWC
Everyones favorite MacBook knockoffs are back, with two new models. Of course, for all the talk of stolen trade secrets. Huaweis got a strong track record of making seriously compelling and premium Wi...
12:44 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Accurx raises 8.8M Series A for its messaging app for medical teams and patients
Accurx, the U.K. startup and Entrepreneur First alumni that has developed a messaging service for doctor surgeries, has raised 8.8 million in Series A funding, TechCrunch has learned. According to mul...
10:57 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Xiaomi announces its first 5G phone, the Mi Mix 3 5G
Xiaomi doesnt want to miss the 5G bandwagon the company just unveiled its first smartphone that comes with a 5G modem at a press conference in Barcelona. The Mi Mix 3 5G is a new variant of the Mi Mi...
10:03 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft unveil the HoloLens 2 live right here
Microsoft is set to announce a brand new hardware device at MWC in Barcelona  the new HoloLens headset. The conference starts at 6:00 PM CET (5:00 AM GMT, 12:00 PM ET, 9:00 AM PT). If youve ever ...
09:26 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Xiaomi announce new 5G and foldable phones live right here
Its Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which means that Xiaomi is about to announce a lot of phones. The conference starts at 10:30 AM CET (9:30 AM GMT, 4:30 AM EST). Rumor has it that the company wi...
08:20 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Here are the first leaked images of Microsofts new HoloLens
Microsoft is scheduled to hold a major press conference at MWC Barcelona later today. With Satya Nadella and Alex Kipman in attendance, the expectation has long been that the company would use the eve...
08:01 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Huaweis MWC conference live right here
While Huawei isnt going to show the P30 at Mobile World Congress, the company says it is going to reveal the unprecedented. Like other manufacturers, Huawei has been trying some new designs. The confe...
08:01 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2019
Techcrunch Watch HMD unveil Nokia phones live right here
HMD is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona to showcase some Nokia-branded phones. The conference starts at 4:00 PM CET (3:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM EST). HMD licenses the Nokia brand so that the ...
11:24 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon Air cargo plane operated by Atlas crashes in Texas, killing 3 on board
An Atlas cargo plane flying on behalf of Amazon Air — Amazon’s own freight delivery service that competes with FedEx and UPS, among others — has crashed outside Houston, Texas, killi...
08:31 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2019
Techcrunch Group of employees calls for end to Microsofts $480M HoloLens military contract
More than 100 Microsoft employees have signed a letter sent to CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith criticizing the company’s plans to build HoloLens AR tech for the military, the organizi...
07:31 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2019
Techcrunch ICANN warns of ongoing and significant attacks against internets DNS infrastructure
The internet’s address book keeper has warned of an “ongoing and significant risk” to key parts of the domain name system infrastructure, following months of increased attacks. The I...
06:22 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2019
Techcrunch Patreons future and potential exits
Through the Extra Crunch EC-1 on Patreon, I dove into Patreons founding story, product roadmap, business model and metrics, underlying thesis, and competitive threats. The six-year-old company last va...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2019
Techcrunch Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns
It takes a lot more than a good idea and the right timing to build a billion-dollar company. Talent, focus, operational effectiveness and a healthy dose of luck all play a part....
01:58 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2019
Techcrunch Oppo announces 5G and 10x lossless zoom handsets
Saturday afternoon is a rough time for a press conference particularly with the official kickoff of Mobile World Congress still a few days away. That said, there are certain advantages to being an ea...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2019
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Flexport, Clutter and SoftBanks blood money
Plus, Pinterest is going public too, Lyft's IPO is imminent and London is home to the largest pre-seed fund ever. ...
03:20 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2019
Techcrunch YouTube demonetizes anti-vaccination videos
YouTube will demonetize channels that promote anti-vaccination views, after a report by BuzzFeed News found ads, including from health companies, running before anti-vax videos. The platform will also...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Briq, the next building block in techs reconstruction of the construction business, raises $3 million
Bassem Hamdy has been in the construction business for a long time. He spent the last few years at the construction software business Procore, now a $3 billion dollar company developing technology for...
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter co-founder Ev Williams to step down from the companys board
Ev Wiliams is stepping down from Twitter's board of directors effective at the end of the month, according to documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday....
09:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Latchel wants to make maintenance easier for landlords and property managers
Relationships between landlords and their tenants don’t need to be fraught ones. With Y Combinator -backedLatchel,landlords and property managers can access a 24/7 maintenance service that takes...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk finally hosted meme review with the co-creator of Rick and Morty
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been teasing and his fanbase has been making pleas to host a meme review. And after tweeted hints, meme review has arrived via YouTube star PewDiePie. Musk tweeted...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Apple confirms its plans to close retail stores in the patent troll-favored Eastern District of Texas
Apple has confirmed its plans to close retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas — a move that will allow the company to better protect itself from patent infringement lawsuits, according t...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Report: Zoom, the video conferencing company, may be a public company as early as April
The video conferencing company Zoom is aiming to file a public S-1 by the end of March, according to a new report in Business Insider that adds the company could go public as soon as April. Business I...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Fortnite goes big on esports for 2019 with $100 million prize pool
Epic Games, maker of the ultra popular Battle Royale game Fortnite, is putting up another $100 million in prize cash for competitive tournaments in 2019. The company made waves in the esports world la...
07:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Pinstagram? Instagram code reveals Public Collections feature
Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has prototyped an...
07:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Sebastian Thrun initiates aggressive plan to transform Udacity
“Im a fighter.I believe in our people, I believe in our mission, and I believe that it should exist and must exist.” Sebastian Thrun is talking animatedly about Udacity, the $1 billion onl...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Verified Expert Lawyer: Jos Ancer
Jos Ancer is first of all a startup lawyer, with a client portfolio of startups of various stages based around Texas and other similar ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley. Hes also the CTO of Egan Ne...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Opera Touch brings website cookie blocking to iOS
Last fall, Opera introduced Opera Touch for iOS – a solid alternative to Safari on iPhone, optimized for one-handed use. Today, the company is rolling out a notable new feature to this app: cook...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Update regulations on medical AI, experts plead
The field of medicine is, like other industries and disciplines, in the process of incorporating AI as a standard tool, and it stands to be immensely useful if it’s properly regulated, argue re...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Pinterest files to go public
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...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Daimler and BMW invest $1.1 billion in urban mobility services
Daimler AG and BMW Group officially agreed to merge their urban mobility services into a single holding company back in March 2018 with a 50 percent stake each. And now, they want to unify their servi...
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Can we ever evaluate technical debt?
Every couple of months, I talk to an entrepreneur who is interested in building a marketplace for buying and selling app businesses (i.e. the actual IP and ownership of an app or other piece of softwa...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Roku on track for $1 billion in revenue in 2019
Roku plans to be a billion-dollar company in 2019, the company said on Thursday as part of its announcement of strong earnings. The company beat analyst estimates and reported strong growth in active ...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch TechStyle hits 5 million members for its retail empire
TechStyle Fashion Group, the company behind Kate Hudson’s Fabletics; the children’s brand FabKids; Rihanna’s lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty; and the shoe retailer Shoedazzle, has ama...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Inside Teslas solar energy astroturfing
Tesla has been masking its lobbying efforts on solar panels and battery storage through the Energy Freedom Coalition of America, a trade association that is little more than a front for the automaker ...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Venmo launches a limited edition rainbow debit card for its payment app users
Hoping to entice more users to attach the Venmo MasterCard to their account, Venmo this morning announced it’s launching a “special edition” rainbow-colored version of its debit card...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Showfields raises $9M for a more flexible approach to brick-and-mortar retail
Showfields,which helps online brands move into offline, brick-and-mortar retail, is announcing that it’s raised $9 million in seed funding. “Our thesis was simple: Make the process of beco...
02:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Circle raises $20m Series B to help even more parents limit screen time
Circle makes a fantastic screen time management tool and today the company announced a round of funding to help fuel its growth. The $20 million series B included participation from Netgear and T-Mobi...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Pinterest and Lyft move closer to IPO, and LPs question the Vision Funds investment strategy
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a week. It had looked a bit quiet with just a few big rounds to cov...
01:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Japanese internet giant Recruit has a new $25M blockchain fund
Crypto market prices may be down significantly, but new investors continue to enter the blockchain space. The latest is Recruit Holdings, the $45 billion Japanese internet giant that owns Glassdoor am...
11:52 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Apple is offering interest-free financing to boost iPhone sales in China
Apple is looking to get over its sales woes in China but offering prospective customers interest-free financing with a little help from Alibaba. Apple’s China website now offers financing packag...
10:32 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Rakutens Viber chat app plans to charge to operate chatbots in controversial move
Viber, the messaging app down by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten, is poised to implement a controversial new strategy that will see it charge companies that run chatbots on its platform. The conventi...
10:22 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch China wants its rural villages to go cashless by 2020
Residents of even the tiniest far-flung villages in China may soon be able to pay on their phones to run daily errands as Beijing announced this month that it aims to make mobile payments ubiquitous i...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Vynn Capital snags investment from Malaysias MAVCAP for its maiden Southeast Asia fund
Vynn Capital, a new entrant to Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem, is gearing up to close its maiden fund after it landed an undisclosed sum from Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (MAVCAP)...
04:36 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Uber is reportedly close to making a tactical exit from Indias food delivery industry
Uber has said adamantly that it won’t exit India (or any more markets) following a hattrick of retreats from China, Russia and Southeast Asia, but does that include its food delivery business? T...
03:50 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Japans Hayabusa 2 has landed on an asteroid, shot it with a special bullet, and returned to space
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has just completed the next phase of its multi-part, multi-year mission by shooting a bullet into the asteroid it had been circling and returning to space. Hopefully...
03:50 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Japans Hayabusa 2 has landed on an asteroid, shot it with a special bullet and returned to space
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has just completed the next phase of its multi-part, multi-year mission by shooting a bullet into the asteroid it had been circling and returning to space. Hopefully...
03:15 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Baidus video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses
China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as its core advertising unit feels the squeeze from ri...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook removes its Onavo surveillance VPN app from Google Play
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo co...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo co...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch the first private moon landing mission
Calling all lunatics the first fully private moon landing mission is about to take off from Cape Canaveral. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceIL's Beresheet lander is set to take off an hour fro...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch the first private moon landing mission (Update: Success!)
Calling all lunatics the first fully private moon landing mission is about to take off from Cape Canaveral. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceIL's Beresheet lander is set to take off an hour fro...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2019
Techcrunch Podcasting startup WaitWhat raises $4.3M as interest in audio content explodes
The production business behind Reid Hoffman's 'Masters of Scale' podcast raised the funds from Hoffman himself, plus Cue Ball Capital, Burda Principal Investments and more....
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Sunsamas $10/month task management calendar cleans up your online productivity
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard friends lament how difficult it is to find a decent calendar app. The stock calendar apps are certainly serviceable but there’s so muc...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch California to close data breach notification loopholes under new law
California, which has some of the strongest data breach notification laws in the U.S., thinks it can do even better. The golden state’s attorney general Xavier Becerra announced a new bill Thurs...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Lime hires its first CFO
Lime is hiring Ted Tobiason, former managing director in tech equity capital markets, at Morgan Stanley, to serve as its chief financial officer. This comes following Lime’s behemoth of a $310 m...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Stop limiting quantum computing to speed
If youre thinking about speed alone, youre missing a world of possibilities for quantum computing....
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Pokmon GO will soon let you change teams for about $8
Early on in Pokmon GO, you’re asked to make a decision: what team do you want to be on? Instinct (Yellow)? Valor (Red)? Mystic (Blue)? The question comes a bit out of the blue. Especially amongs...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch As shared kitchens heat up, a China-based startup, Panda Selected, nabs $50 million led by Tiger Global
A few weeks ago, we told you that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick looks to be partnering with the former COO of the bike-sharing startup Ofo, Yanqi Zhang, to bring his new L.A.-based company, CloudKit...
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch DoorDash raises $400M round, now valued at $7.1B
Delivery company DoorDash is announcing that it has raised $400 million in Series F financing. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that the company was looking to raise $500 million a...
09:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Pinterest files confidentially to go public
The visual search engine has confidentially submitted paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering slated for later this year, the WSJ reports....
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Google ends forced arbitration for employees
Google is finally ending forced arbitration for its employees. These changes will go into effect for both current and future Google employees on March 21. While Google won’t reopen settled claim...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Twitters latest test changes Retweet with Comment so it looks more like a Reply
Twitter’s new prototype testing program isn’t the only way it’s working to fix conversations on its site. The company confirmed it’s currently running another public-facing tes...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Verified Startup Lawyer: Stephane Levy
Stephane Levy got his start in the days of Silicon Alley almost two decades ago, and built up his practice with New York startups and beyond through all the ups and downs since then. Today, as a partn...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendos Reggie Fils-Aime retires (and Bowser claims the castle)
Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring after more than a decade spent as president of Nintendo of America. His career spanned many console generations, starting with the troubled Gamecube and ending with the fa...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendos Reggie Fils-Aim retires (and Bowser claims the castle)
Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring after more than a decade spent as president of Nintendo of America. His career spanned many console generations, starting with the troubled Gamecube and ending with the fa...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Robotics, AR and VR are poised to reshape healthcare, starting in the operating room
About 20 years ago, a medical device startup called Intuitive Surgicaldebuted the da Vinci robot and changed surgical practices in operating rooms across the United States. The da Vinci ushered in the...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla Model 3 loses Consumer Reports recommendation over reliability problems
Consumer Reports has placed the Tesla Model 3 into that fun-to-drive, terribly unreliable category where brands like Alfa Romeo, Land Rover and Masterati also live. Consumer Reports, which has a compl...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch CBS All Access releases a spooky, star-studded trailer for Jordan Peeles Twilight Zone
A new version of “The Twilight Zone,” hosted and executive produced by “Get Out” director Jordan Peele, is set to premiere on CBS All Access on April 1. CBS aired a teaser duri...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Zoba raises $3 million to help mobility companies predict demand
Scooter share, bike share and ride hailing are quickly becoming staple commodities in cities all over the world. As companies in those respective spaces try to improve their economics, Zoba is aiming ...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch HTC revamps standalone VR headset to keep pace with Oculus while it looks to big business
HTC has had a little bit of a rough ride these past few years. After betting the farm on VR, the company has had to make some substantial business strategy shifts to keep the division kicking in the f...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Logistics startup Flexport just raised a Softbank-led round at a whopping $3.2 billion valuation
Flexport, a 5.5-year-old, San Francisco-based full-service air and ocean freight forwarder, says it has raised $1 billion in fresh funding led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. Earlier backers of the compa...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Googles Digital Wellbeing features hit more devices, including Samsung Galaxy S10
Google’s latest effort to help users monitor and control their screen time, Digital Wellbeing, is making its way to more devices. Initially available exclusively to Pixel and Android One device ...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Google makes it easier to find prescription drug disposal sites
In an effort to combat the opioid crisis, Google will begin labeling places where people can safely dispose of their prescription drugs. Now, users can find clearly labeled drug disposal sites directl...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Freshworks launches a load balancer for handling customer inquiries
Customer engagement service Freshworks, which was valued at about $1.5 billion in its last funding round, today launched Omniroute, the latest product in its portfolio of tools for customer service ag...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Samsung unveils Galaxy S10 lineup
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...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Helen Yiang and Andy Wheeler will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics AI April 18 at UC Berkeley
Were just under two months out from this years TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event, and weve still got a lot left to announce. As noted, well have Anca Dragan, Marc Raibert, Alexei Efros, Hany Farid, Mel...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch About.me acquired by mobile-first small business startup Broadly
Personal homepage startup About.me has been acquired. Again! The company, once bought by Aol for a reported $35 million, decided a couple years after the deal to go it alone, and spun About.me back ou...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Loop acquires Screenplay to build its streaming library
A new streaming startup called Loop Media is announcing its first acquisition it’s bought a 30-year-old company called Screenplay. While you may not have heard of Screenplay, the company has li...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch wearTRBL lets you express yourself with a connected T-shirt
When I interviewed Parrot founder and CEO Henri Seydoux at TechCrunch Disrupt back in 2016, he surprised everyone when he said he was working on a new kind of T-shirt  nobody knew for sure whethe...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Google Clouds speech APIs gets cheaper and learn new languages
Google today announced an update to its Cloud Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech APIs that introduces a few new features that should be especially interesting to enterprise users, as well as improved l...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Google Clouds speech APIs get cheaper and learn new languages
Google today announced an update to its Cloud Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech APIs that introduces a few new features that should be especially interesting to enterprise users, as well as improved l...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Powtoon acquires Showbox.com to extend its video-creation platform
Powtoon, an online platform that allows its users to easily create videos for digital marketing, YouTube ads or business presentations, today announced that it has acquired Tel Aviv-based Showbox.com,...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Trump calls for 6G cellular technology, because why the heck not
Weve been covering the battle for 5G between the U.S. and China for some time. The White House has made 5G technology a national security priority, and industry leaders have followed up that charge wi...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Trump calls for 6G cellular technology, because why the heck not?
Weve been covering the battle for 5G between the U.S. and China for some time. The White House has made 5G technology a national security priority, and industry leaders have followed up that charge wi...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon to fund computer science courses in over 1,000 U.S. high schools
Amazon’s recent investments in NYC educational initiatives will continue, despite the company pulling its HQ2 plans for the area. But the company isn’t stopping there. Today, Amazon announ...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon to fund computer science courses in over 1,000 US high schools
Amazon’s recent investments in NYC educational initiatives will continue, despite the company pulling its HQ2 plans for the area. But the company isn’t stopping there. Today, Amazon announ...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Tech investors see bugs as a big business as nsect raises $125 million
A company using advanced technologies to grow and harvest mealworms (larval beetles) at scale is on track to become one of the venture capital industry’s oddest billion dollar investments. nsect...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Blockchain is solid, in that there is no liquidity
The quality of a financial market is driven by liquidity. Companies want to list on the NYSE, because thats where the most financial investors in the world are located, and the thicker the market for ...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Apple could be working with Goldman Sachs on a credit card
According to a new report from the WSJ, Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering on a different kind of products for both companies  a credit card. The Mastercard-based card would be focused on App...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch JFrog acquires Shippable, adding continuous integration and delivery to its DevOps platform
JFrog, the popular DevOps startup now valued at over $1 billion after raising $165 million last October, is making a move to expand the tools and services it provides to developers on its software ope...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Redis Labs changes its open-source license again
Redis Labs, fresh off its latest funding round, today announced a change to how it licenses its Redis Modules. This may not sound like a big deal, but in the world of open-source projects, licensing i...
01:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft bringing Dynamics 365 mixed reality solutions to smartphones
Last year Microsoft introduced several mixed reality business solutions under the Dynamics 365 enterprise product umbrella. Today, the company announced it would be moving these to smartphones in the ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Spotinst announces strategic partnership with AWS
Spotinst, the startup that helps customers automate selecting the cheapest set of resources to complete a job, announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services today, joining the AWS Partner...
12:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules
A privacy complaint targeting the behavioral advertising industry has a new piece of evidence thatshowsthe Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) shedding doubt on whether it’s possible to obtain inf...
11:59 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling
Carpooling is heralded to be environmentally friendly and money-saving, but in smog-stricken China, the transportation option became a source of public concerns after two female passengers got murdere...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Sunstone Technology re-brands as Heartcore to become a consumer-only European tech fund
Update: an earlier version of this story positioned the160 million fund as newly announced, when in actual fact it was disclosed in late 2017 and consists of a combination of Heartcore Fund III (seed ...
08:30 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner
Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barce...
08:23 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch JD.coms drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten
Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is taking its drone delivery system to Japan. Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, just announced a partnership with JD that will see its drones and unmanned vehic...
05:09 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Clutter confirms SoftBank-led $200M investment for its on-demand storage service
There’s plenty of speculation right now around apparently disgruntled investors in SoftBank’s Vision Fund, but the drum continues to beat and the checks continue to be written. The latest ...
04:14 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Companies including Nestle, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns
Days after a YouTube creator accused the platform of enabling a soft-core pedophilia ring, several companies have suspended advertising on the platform, including Nestle, Epic, and reportedly Disney a...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn
Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In doing so, the company has officially entered the unicorn club. F...
12:49 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch This robotics museum in Korea will construct itself (in theory)
The planned Robot Science Museum in Seoul will have a humdinger of a first exhibition: its own robotic construction. It’s very much a publicity stunt, though a fun one but who knows? Perhaps ro...
12:04 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Security token offerings arent looking much better in 2019
Pressed to explain who is using them, and why, 99 percent of cryptocurrencies let out all their air, go flying around the room making a raspberry sound, hit the wall and fall behind the couch forever....
12:01 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2019
Techcrunch Can you guess which face is real, and which is computer generated?
Computers have recently gotten much, much better at a somewhat unsettling skill: generating fake human faces. As in, creating an image of a human who has never existed before. We saw the concept go a ...
11:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch On-demand shuttle startup Via enters South American market
Via, the on-demand shuttle startup backed by Daimler, has expanded into South America. The company launched a servicein Goinia, Brazil with HP Transportes Coletivos, one of the country’s largest...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Trustpilot is revealing more data about how businesses flag reviews
Review site Trustpilot says it’s creating more transparency around how businesses respond to consumer reviews. Founder and CEO Peter Mhlmann told me that while “the vast majority of compan...
11:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch This custom hyperfisheye lens can see behind itself
If you're doing ordinary photography and videography, there's rarely any need to go beyond extreme wide angle lenses but why be ordinary? This absurd and unique custom fisheye lens has a 270 degree f...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Highlights & transcript from Zuckerbergs 20K-word ethics talk
Mark Zuckerberg says it might be right for Facebook to let people pay to not see ads, but that it would feel wrong to charge users for extra privacy controls. That’s just one of the fascinating ...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Heres everything announced at Samsungs Galaxy S10/Galaxy Fold event
Missed today’s Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco? In all, we havefive new phones one of them a foldable — some new earbuds, a virtual assistant and a watch. Here’s everything ...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Lyft reportedly plans to debut on Nasdaq next month
Ride-hailing company Lyft plans to file its initial public offering in March, possibly beating rival Uber to the milestone. Two reports, one from Reuters, the other from WSJ, indicate Lyft plans to li...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter opens applications for its beta program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations
Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter opens applications for its prototype program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations
Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker will arrive by April
Samsung announced a lot today. Like a lot, a lot. But the company was pretty quiet on the Bixby side of things, and the Galaxy Home smart speaker it announced mid-last year was nowhere to be seen. In ...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Uber fixes bug that exposed third-party app secrets
Uber has fixed a bug that allowed access to the secret developer tokens of any app that integrated with the ridesharing service, according to the security researchers who discovered the flaw. In a blo...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy S10 can wirelessly charge other phones
Hole punches aside, Wireless PowerShare is the S10 lines marquee feature. Samsungs new flagship isnt the first handset with the feature the Huawei Mate 20 Pro beat it to it by a few months but its a...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs new Galaxy Watch Active tracks blood pressure
Youve got to hand it to Samsung. The company sure threw a LOT at us during todays Unpacked event five phones (including the foldable), earbuds, a fitness track and the Galaxy Watch Active, the compan...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch The headphone jack lives!
Reports of the headphone jacks death are greatly exaggerated. Or more accurately, premature. All of the latest versions of Samsungs Galaxy phones are equipped with a 3.5mm port, bucking the trend set ...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook adds new background location privacy controls to its Android app
Facebook is updating its privacy settings on Android to make it easier for users to control what location data is sent to and stored by the company. In its announcement, Facebook acknowledged that And...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy S10 has a built-in Instagram mode
After weeks of leaks, Samsung still managed to save some surprises for todays event. One of the most interesting among them is a partnership with Instagram that brings Stories directly to the camera a...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Heres how all of Samsungs new Galaxy S10s compare
Samsung just announced not one, not two, but four new additions to its flagship Galaxy line: the S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G. Want a quick at-a-glance breakdown of how they all compare? We've got you ...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Lyft launches surge-free, shared rides
Somewhat similar to Uber’s Express Pool option, Lyft just launched Shared Saver to help people spend less money for shared rides. But what makes Lyft’s option more attractive is that rider...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch These are Samsungs new Galaxy Buds
After a seemingly endless stream of leaks over the past few weeks, there was essentially zero doubt that Samsung was announcing amongst a bunch of other things a new pair of wireless earbuds called ...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung has sold 2 billion Galaxy phones
Samsung announced its most expensive phone today, but it also shared the progress it’s made so far in selling a whole lot of Galaxy smartphones. Onstage, Samsung Electronics President DJ Koh ann...
07:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung just announced a phone with 1TB of built-in storage
Word around the rumor mill suggested Samsung was about to announce a phone with a ridiculous one terabyte of storage built right in, and sure enough: it did. Samsung announced four different variation...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch The Samsung S10s cameras get ultra-wide-angle lenses and more AI smarts
Samsung’s S10 lineup features a whopping four models, the S10e, the S10, the S10+ and the S10 5G. Unsurprisingly, one of the features that differentiates these models is the camera system. Gone ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy S10 lineup arrives with four new models
In what may well be the most Samsung move in Samsung history, Samsung just introduced four new Samsung S10 models. For the 10th anniversary of the flagship line, Samsung is going all in on this thing....
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs budget flagship the Galaxy S10e starts at $750
Samsung just announced a lot of phones four major variants of the Galaxy S10, as a matter of fact. The S10e is the most interesting of the bunch or at least the most interesting one that doesnt spor...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch The Samsung S10 gets a 5G model
You saw this one coming, right? Last year Samsung announced that would be launching not one but two 5G phones. It only follows then that the first one would be a 5G variant of its flagship (a Note 5...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Watch out Facebook, Google Maps on iOS now lets users track their favorite businesses, too
Google Maps for iOS will now allow users to follow their favorite businesses right in the app, the company announced today. The feature, which positions the platform as a challenger to Facebook Pages,...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Teslas top attorney leaves after two months on job due to poor cultural fit
Tesla’s general counsel, a veteran trial lawyer, has been replaced with a company insider just two months after taking the post. Dane Butswinkas, who was named Tesla general counsel in December,...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy Fold launches April 26, starting at $1,980
The last time we saw Samsungs foldable on-stage, it was, quite literally, shrouded in darkness. The company debuted a prototype of the upcoming device at a developer conference, showing its folding me...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Verified Expert Lawyer: James Alonso
While James Alonso has worked at big law firms for much of his career, hes been working with startups the entire time. Hes also an engineer by training and by practice. He recently founded a new star...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Keith Rabois joins Founders Fund amid transition at the firm
Longtime investor Keith Rabois is joining Founders Fund as a general partner, the firm let us know today. He brings its total number of partners to nine. According to Founders Fund, Rabois will invest...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Citymapper announces subscription service for multiple transportation methods
Citymapper is becoming a fintech startup, sort of. The company announced a prepaid card called Citymapper Pass for users based in London. This new product is both a subscription service to aggregate a...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Heres how you can save $500 on Disrupt SF 2019
TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2019 returns to the Moscone North Convention Center for three action-packed days devoted to early-stage startups. On October 2-4, more than 10,000 tech founders, inves...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Google tries to explain that secret microphone
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...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Made.com founder Ning Li launches cosmetics startup Typology
Meet Typology, a new Paris-based startup that designs and sells directly to consumer quality skincare and cosmetics products. The startup has been founded by Made.com co-founder Ning Li and is officia...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Mixmax brings LinkedIn integration and better task automation to its Gmail tool
Mixmax today introduced version 2.0 of its Gmail-based tool and plugin for Chrome that promises to make your daily communications chores a bit easier to handle. With version 2.0, Mixmax gets an update...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Googles managed hybrid cloud platform is now in beta
Last July, at its Cloud Next conference, Google announced the Cloud Services Platform, its first real foray into bringing its own cloud services into the enterprise data center as a managed service. T...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Timing and why were all VCs
Timing is the single most valuable skill of the modern economy, but I would argue itss the least understood and also the least practiced. Capitalism is fundamentally about timing, since market competi...
04:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Menlo Ventures just raised a new $500 million fund to invest in Series B and C rounds
Menlo Ventures, the 43-year-old venture firm with offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, is currently investing a$450 million fund to invest primarily in early-stage consumer, enterprise and frontie...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch How to watch Samsung unveil the Galaxy S10
Todays the day we finally see the Galaxy S10 well, officially, at least. As is the tradition with Samsung product launches, the news has already been leaking out at a furious pace. Heres a decent bre...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch New conflict evidence surfaces in JEDI cloud contract procurement process
For months, the drama has been steady in the Pentagon’s decade long, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract procurement process. This week the plot thickened when the DOD reported that it has found new...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Google says Nests secret microphone was never intended to be a secret
Google said there’s absolutely, positively, nothing to worry about the secret microphone in your Nest Secure smart home hub that it didn’t tell you about. Nope, not at all. Just an oversig...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Sports streaming service fuboTV expands its lineup with Viacoms entertainment channels
Sports streaming service fuboTV and Viacom this morning announced a new carriage deal that will see fuboTV carry Viacom’s entertainment networks as a part of its TV packages. The deal includes c...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch QuizUp founder launches Teatime, a mobile gaming platform with built-in video chat
At the end of 2016, Plain Vanilla founder Thor Fridriksson left the company he founded with the intent to take at least a year off of work. His product QuizUp, a social trivia game that raised more th...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch MLG cofounder Mike Sepso joins 100 Thieves board of directors
Mike Sepso has joined the board of directors for 100 Thieves, an esports and content creation brand. Sepso cofounded Major League Gaming in 2002, bringing the first true semblance of infrastructure to...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch MLG co-founder Mike Sepso joins 100 Thieves board of directors
Mike Sepso has joined the board of directors for 100 Thieves, an esports and content creation brand. Sepso co-founded Major League Gaming in 2002, bringing the first true semblance of infrastructure t...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Arm expands its push into the cloud and edge with the Neoverse N1 and E1
For the longest time, Arm was basically synonymouswith chip designs for smartphones and very low-end devices. But more recently, the company launched solutions for laptops, cars, high-powered IoT devi...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Xage brings role-based single sign-on to industrial devices
Traditional industries like oil and gas and manufacturing often use equipment that was created in a time when remote access wasn’t a gleam in an engineer’s eye, and hackers had no way of c...
12:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch UKs extended 5km airport drone no-fly zones in force next month
The UK’s Department for Transport has said today that an expansion of drone ‘no-fly’ zones to 5km around airport runways will come into force on March 13. Anyone caught and convicted...
12:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Xiaomis Mi 9 includes a triple lens rear camera and wireless charging
Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s annual shindig, is next week but Xiaomi can’t wait reveal its newest top-end phone. The Chinese company instead picked today to unveil the Mi 9...
11:02 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Selfie app maker Meitu eyes overseas gaming market with $340 million deal
China’s largest selfie app maker Meitu has been busy working to diversify itself beyond the beauty arena in China. On Wednesday, the Hong Kong-listed company announced in a filing that it has ag...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Why Daimler moved its big data platform to the cloud
Like virtually every big enterprise company, a few years ago, the German auto giant Daimler decided to invest in its own on-premises data centers. And while those aren’t going away anytime soon,...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch eMarketer predicts digital ads will overtake traditional spending in 2019
This is the year when the money spent on digital advertising will finally overtake spending on traditional ads at least according to the latest forecast from eMarketer. The research firm is predictin...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help generation rent manage household expenditure
Resooma, the U.K. accommodation booking platform, is entering the fintech and utilities space with the launch of Resooma Bills, a new product to help “gen rent” manage household expenditur...
08:47 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch German insurance giant Allianz increases its VC fund to $1.1 billion
Allianz X, the venture capital arm attached to German insurance giant Allianz, has increased the size of its fund to 1 billion, around $1.1 billion, according to an announcement made today. The fund w...
08:12 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch StarOfService switches business model for its independent contractor marketplace
French startup StarOfService has recently switched its business model and has been profitable for the month of January 2019. The company operates a marketplace for independent contractors, a sort of T...
08:10 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Binance releases a first version of its decentralized crypto exchange
Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, has launched an initial version of its highly-anticipated decentralized trading service (dex) today which is available now at testnet.binance.org. T...
04:48 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Image recognition startup ViSenze raises $20M Series C
ViSenze, a startup that provides visual search tools for online retailers like Rakuten and ASOS, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series C. The round was co-led by Gobi Ventures and So...
03:20 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix says new episodes of Arrested Development will debut on March 15
Its time for another hit off the juice box. Netflix announced today that it will release the remaining eight episodes of Arrested Development’s” fifth season on March 5, ten months after t...
12:43 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2019
Techcrunch These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon
The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tec...
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Porsche Taycan production forecast may be conservative
Porsche’s production forecast for its first all-electric vehicle may be too conservative, the company’s head of production said this week. Porsche has targeted 20,000 Taycan electric vehic...
11:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch The SEC is looking to make it easier for any company to test the IPO waters
Under the leadership of its newest chairman, Jay Clayton, the SEC has for the last two years made it clear that it wants more companies to go public already. A new proposal, revealed today, may get it...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Invest in AIs ethical future
I recently talked to a group of kids about AI. I asked them to come up with ideas for how AI could be used. I was struck by their genuine interest in creating AI solutions that would help people....
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch FDA warning brings controversial young blood transfusion company to a halt
On Tuesday, the FDA issued a warning to anyone who might be inclined to give their old bones a jolt with fresh blood harvested from the young. The idea is pretty far from mainstream, even in Silicon V...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Orai raises $2.3M to make you a better speaker
Orai, a startup building communication coaching tools, is announcing that it’s raised $2.3 million in seed funding. CEO Danish Dhamani said that he co-founded the company with Paritosh Gupta and...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch When surveillance meets incompetence
Last week brought an extraordinary demonstration of the dangers of operating a surveillance state especially a shabby one, as China's apparently is. An unsecured database exposed millions of records ...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Airtable CEO Howie Liu on the continued importance of getting a unicorn valuation
When in 2015, Slack raised money at a $1 billion valuation, founder Stewart Butterfield spoke candidly about why it was important to him, and why if Slack wasn’t assigned a valuation north of th...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch This is the best VR headset Ive ever demoed
Before Oculus kickstarted a lot of the fervor around consumer headsets, the VR headsets that were being built for enterprise rigs were multi-thousands-dollar rigs that still sucked. As Oculus and HTC ...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch EF raises $115M new fund, aiming to create another 300-plus startups in the next three years
Entrepreneur First (EF), the London-headquartered “talent investor” that recruits and backs individuals pre-team and pre-idea to enable them to found startups, has raised a new fund of its...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Cybersecurity 101: Five settings to secure your iPhone or iPad
iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about. Here’s...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Space Force will be a Marines-like branch under Air Force authority
President Trump is expected to sign into creation the Space Force today, as a special branch of the military overseen by the Air Force Department, according to a report inThe Washington Post. The Pres...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Amazons Audible expands its original programming with new comedy series
Over the past few years, Amazon -owned Audible has been expanded beyond audiobooks to include moreoriginal content, like the short-form audio programming offered through Audible Channels, for example....
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Watch the historic first private mission to the Moon launch Thursday night
For the first time later this week, a privately developed moon lander will launch aboard a privately built rocket, organized by a private launch coordinator. It’s an historic moment in space and...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Audis new V2I feature helps drivers hit every green light
Audi has added a new feature to the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology embedded in its newer models that’s designed to help drivers catch every green light. The tech, called GLOSA orGreen Ligh...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Macquarie Capital Venture Studio adds three new companies to infrastructure tech portfolio
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio, the infrastructure-focused accelerator affiliated with the nearly $500 billion-dollar investment firm, Macquarie Group, has added three companies to its portfolio. Th...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs foldable phone? Meet the Galaxy Fold
Samsungs promised a much better look at its foldable phone at tomorrows big S10 event. We already caught a glimpse of the product late last year at the companys developer conference, but among the man...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Why cant we build anything?
Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom announced that he was intending to aggressively scale back plans for the states high-speed rail system, which in its most ambitious routing would have conne...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch You can now register .dev domains
Google today announced that you can now register .dev domain names. Google acquired the .dev top-level domain when ICANN opened up the web to new generic top-level domains (gTLD) a few years ago. At t...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Deeply discounted student tickets for TC Sessions: Robotics AI 2019
Are you a student within striking distance of Berkeley, California? Do you have a burning passion for robots and artificial intelligence? We have great news for you. Were offering deeply discounted st...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch YouTube revamps its strike system to include a one-time warning, consistent penalties
YouTube today announced a significant change to its strike system – the penalty system used when YouTube’s reviewers identify a video has violated the site’s Community Guidelines. Th...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Huawei founder remains defiant
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...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Nauto, a Softbank-backed mobility startup, acquires Newton
Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has acquired Newton Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Newton Tec...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Nauto, a Softbank-backed mobility startup, brings on team from Newton
Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has scooped up the team from Newton Technologies, following the compan...
05:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Introducing the Verified Experts of Extra Crunch
TechCrunch is launching something a little different today. Were going to help startup founders find the best outside experts to work with so you can build a better company, faster. From lawyers to a...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Meet a great startup lawyer: Cynthia Hess
In late December, we launched our startup lawyer survey and to date we’ve received more than 1700 responses from startup leaders about hundreds of lawyers around the country and the world. Today...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Startup Law A to Z: Corporate Matters
Founders are a special breed independent, self-reliant, and resourceful. Yet these same attributes, critical in taking an idea from zero to one, can eventually cause first-time founders to misjudge s...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Google acquires cloud migration platform Alooma
Google today announced its intention to acquire Alooma, a company that allows enterprises to combine all of their data sources into services like Google’s BigQuery, Amazon’s Redshift, Snow...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch How and why you should work with a startup lawyer
Ask any attorney what kind of lawyer they are and they’re likely to respond, “the good kind.” Certainly, there are “good” lawyers and there are “bad” lawyers,...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Lenovo leads $10M investment in 6-legged robot maker Vincross
Vincross, the company behind the six-legged robot Hexa, said on Tuesday that it’s picked up $10 million in a Series A+ funding round led by Lenovo Capital, the startup fund managed by Lenovo Gro...
03:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch SoundCloud adds a music distribution service to its premium subscriptions
Last year, Spotify took a stake in music distribution service DistroKid. Apple acquired Platoon. And today, SoundCloud announced it’s adding its own music distribution tools to its premium accou...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Palo Alto Networks to acquire Demisto for $560M
Palo Alto Networks announced today that it intends to acquire security startup, Demisto, for $560 million. The company sees a tool that can help enhance the Palo Alto security portfolio by adding a hi...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Medal.tvs clipping service allows gamers to share the moments of their digital lives
As online gaming becomes the new social forum for living out virtual lives, a new startup called Medal.tv has raised $3.5 million for its in-game clipping service to capture and share the Kodak moment...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs ad for the Galaxy S10 leaks
If you think you knew everything theres to know about the Samsung Galaxy S10, the companys Norwegian ad has now leaked on YouTube. The Verge first spotted the ad a Verge reader was watching TV and it ...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Walmarts U.S. e-commerce sales up 43% in Q4, thanks to growing online grocery business
Walmart this morning posted strong holiday sales growth for its holiday quarter, with U.S. sales up 4.2 percent over the same time last year, and a 43 percent rise in Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce s...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Slack off. Send videos instead with $11M-funded Loom
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many emails can you replace with a video? As offices fragment into remote teams, work becomes more visual, and social media makes us more comfortable on cam...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch IFTTT co-founder Linden Tibbets steps down as CEO, replaced by turnaround specialist Chris Kibarian
After raising $24 million in funding led by Salesforce in April 2018, the startup IFTTT — which provides an API platform so that people can create short scripts for apps to work together —...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Movable Ink adds augmented reality to email marketing arsenal
Movable Ink has always helped marketers create highly customizable, visually interesting emails. Today, the company announced a new capability for marketers who want to introduce light-weight augmente...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Thumbtack now offers benefits to independent contractors
The gig economy has been under much scrutiny as of late due to the way it pays — or, skirts around paying — its independent contractors. Thumbtack, a platform for finding professionals to ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Kairos gets a $4 million lifeline for its facial recognition software
Kairos, the facial recognition startup that found itself in turmoil following the ouster of founder and then-CEO Brian Brackeen last October, has raised $4 million in funding from E. Jay Saunders, CEO...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter names first international markets to get checks on political advertisers
Twitter has announced it’s expanding checks on political advertisers outside the U.S. to also cover Australia, India and all the member states of the European Union. This means anyone wanting to...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch GN acquires Altia Systems for $125M to add video to its advanced audio solutions
Some interesting M&A is afoot in the world of hardware and software that’s aiming to improve the quality of audio and video communications over digital networks. GN Group — the Danish ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch SendBird snags $52M Series B to expand messaging API tool
SendBird, a San Francisco area startup, helps developers add messaging to their apps with a couple of lines of code. It’s an idea similar to Stripe for payments or Twilio for communications. Tod...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Redis Labs raises a $60M Series E round
Redis Labs, a startup that offers commercial services around the Redis in-memory data store (and which counts Redis creator and lead developer Salvatore Sanfilippo among its employees), today announce...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Sphero hits Kickstarter with new RVR robotics platform
Last year, Sphero stepped away from the flashiness of Disney IP, opting instead to focus on education. It was a pragmatic business decision, above all. The draw of licensing brands like Star Wars, Mar...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Qualcomm launches its next-gen 5G modem and mmWave antenna
There can be little doubt that 5G is going to take center stage at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. After years of hype without any real products, this is finally going to be the ...
11:54 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Coinbase buys blockchain intelligence startup to boost security and new asset discovery
Coinbase, the world’s most valuable crypto company, is gearing up to add more cryptocurrencies to its exchange thanks to its latest acquisition. We already know the firm wants to a glut of new c...
11:49 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Senseon raises $6.4M to tackle cybersecurity threats with an AI triangulation approach
Darktracehelpedpave the way for using artificial intelligence to combat malicious hacking and enterprise security breaches. Now a new UK startup founded by an ex-Darktrace executive has raised some fu...
11:31 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon is reportedly merging its China import unit with NetEase
You’d be forgiven for not knowing Amazon has operated in China for more than a decade, but perhaps not for much longer. The company is reportedly in talks to merge its China-based import busines...
08:50 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests $92M in Ola
The money is starting to flow from India’s largest startup exit.Ola has added a major name to its ongoing financing round after it confirmed that Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested 6...
08:30 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch 212 holds a $34 million close to invest in Turkey and Eastern Europes growing technology scene
Eight years after raising its first $30 million fund, 212is back in the market with a $30 million first close for its latest fund focused on investments in Turkish and Eastern European startups. Looki...
08:12 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Antescofos Metronaut adds an orchestra when you play music
Meet Metronaut, an app for smartphones and tablets that could change the way you play classical music. The startup behind the app, Antescofo, raised a $4.5 million funding round (4 million) and has at...
07:02 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Theres no way the US can crush us, Huawei founder claims
Huawei’s founder has come out fighting against the U.S. government after he claimed that “there’s no way the US can crush us.” Ren Zhengfei, who founded the telecom company in ...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Litho is a finger-worn controller for augmented reality, IoT and other spatial interactions
I first encountered the founders of Litho, a new hardware and software startup developing a new finger-worn controller, at London’s [email protected] last April. The event sees startups pitch in fron...
06:25 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Nissans old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week
Nissan has turned its old Leaf batteries into an off-grid camping companion. The automaker’s Nissan Energy subsidiary worked with camper manufacturer Opus to create the ultimate “smartR...
06:16 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix cancels Friends From College after two seasons
Netflix comedy series Friends From College will not return for a third season. The shows co-creator Nicholas Stoller announced the news earlier today on Twitter. Friends from College will not be retur...
02:28 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2019
Techcrunch Indias state gas company leaks millions of Aadhaar numbers
Another security lapse has exposed millions of Aadhaar numbers. This time, India’s state-owned gas company Indane left exposed a part of its website for dealers and distributors, even though it&...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch What an American artificial intelligence initiative really needs
The American AI Initiative as it stands does little to blunt the fears that America will fall behind in its technological edge. In fact, its lack of particulars sends exactly the opposite message. ...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Oculus co-founder shipping free Rift repair kits to users with VR headset audio issue
Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey isn’t in the VR hardware business these days since getting canned by Facebook (he’s focused on smart border security at his new company Anduril), but he sti...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch TCL leaks foretell a weird future for foldable phones
Foldables are going to get weird. And Im here for it. Just check out these leaked TCL renders from CNET. All manner of strange and wonderful folding devices two tablets and three smartphones, includi...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch HiHello raises $2.5 million to finally fix contact management
HiHello, the latest startup to take aim at business cards with its own digital alternative, has now raised a $2.5 million seed round to continue its efforts in building a better contact management sol...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Instagrams fundraiser stickers could lure credit card numbers
Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that commerce is a huge part of the 2019 roadmap for Facebook’s family of apps. But before people can easily buy things fromInstagram etc, Facebook needs their ...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Google Assistant Actions up 2.5x in 2018 to reach 4,253 in the US
In addition to competing for smart speaker market share, Google and Amazon are also competing for developer mindshare in the voice app ecosystem. On this front, Amazon has soared ahead — the num...
07:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch SoftBank and Mubadala grow closer
The Japanese conglomerate SoftBank and Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi state investment company, have a closely intertwined relationship, and it’s one that the two are further cementing. According to th...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch VPN protocol WireGuard now has an official macOS app
WireGuard could be the most promising VPN protocol in years. It lets you establish a connection with a VPN server that is supposed to be faster, more secure and more flexible at the same time. The dev...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch YouTube under fire for recommending videos of kids with inappropriate comments
More than a year on from achild safety content moderation scandal on YouTube and it takes just a few clicks for the platform’s recommendation algorithms to redirect a search for “bikini ha...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Apple could be looking for its next big revenue model
Apple has always been an evolving company. While it never really invented any product categories, it always seemed to make those product categories work better and smarter. It also found a way to make...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Stop repeating this privacy lie
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...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix cancels Jessica Jones and The Punisher, its last Marvel shows
Netflix is no longer in the Marvel superhero business, with the cancellation of “Jessica Jones” and “The Punisher.” The writing has been on the wall since last fall, when the s...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon aims to make half of its shipments carbon neutral by 2030
Perhaps hoping to distract from Greenpeace’s latest reporton its “dirty cloud,” Amazon this morning announced a new environmental commitment, focused on reducing its carbon footprint...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Apple could release a 16-inch MacBook Pro and a 31-inch 6K display
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is quite reliable when it comes to Apples road map. And he shared a ton of information over the weekend in a new report obtained by 9to5mac. In 2019, you can expect a bigger...
04:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: The Breaker Upperers filmmakers know that breaking up is the worst
“The Breaker Upperers” kicks off with an ingenious premise: What if you could pay an agency to take care of your awkward romantic break-ups? And what if that agency was run by two longtime...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Apple partners with Oakland nonprofit Dream Corps on Swift coding initiative
Apple this morning announced a new partnership designed to train more people to code using its own programming language, Swift. The company says it’s now working with theOakland-based nonprofit ...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Study says US Twitch streamers raked in roughly $87 million in 2017
A newstudy estimates that revenue-earning American Twitch streamers grew to nearly 9,800 in 2017 (a 59 percent increase from 2016) and made an estimated $87.1 million (representing a 30 percent YOY in...
09:55 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Australias government and political parties hit by cyber attack from sophisticated state actor
The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’sPrime Minister. PMScott Morrison said today ...
09:55 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Australias government and political parties hit by cyberattack from sophisticated state actor
The Australia government suffered a cyberattack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s prime minister. PMScott Morrison said today ...
06:31 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product
Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Razer is closing its game store after less than a year
Razer is one of the dominant brands in gaming when it comes to buying equipment to play, but one of its biggest efforts to own a larger slice of digital spending hasn’t gone according to plan. A...
05:54 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat
China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal postedlast week by the Department of Education in China’s eastern province of ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch GoCardless raises $75M Series E for its recurring payments network and heads to America
Compared to startups born into the frothy London fintech space as it exists today, 2011-founded GoCardless could well be considered a slow burner. However, in more recent years, the nearly 300 person ...
03:06 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers bank accounts and credit cards
An Etsybill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning. While the company says the issue has been resolved a...
12:07 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch Stop saying, We take your privacy and security seriously
In my years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. “We take your privacy and security seriously.” You might have heard the phrase h...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2019
Techcrunch UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook
A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company si...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2019
Techcrunch What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos leaked texts
Joel Wallenstrom Contributor Joel Wallenstrom is president and chief executive of Wickr, a secure communications company. Before Wickr, Joel co-founded iSEC Partners, one of the world's leading inform...
06:44 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2019
Techcrunch SeaBubbles shows off its flying all-electric boat in Miami
We were promised flying cars but, as it turns out, flying boats were easier to build. SeaBubbles, a “flying” boat startup that uses electric power instead of gas, hit Miami this weekend to...
05:17 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2019
Techcrunch OpenAI built a text generator so good, its considered too dangerous to release
A storm is brewing over a new language model, built by non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI, which it says is so good at generating convincing, well-written text that it’s ...
05:09 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2019
Techcrunch VCs arent falling in love with dating startups
Coinciding with Valentines Day, Crunchbase News took a look at the state of that most awkward of pairings: startups and the pursuit of finding a mate....
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2019
Techcrunch Please stop marking yourself safe on Facebook
Let me begin by saying that Facebook’s Crisis Response pages do a lot of good. They are a locus for donations and offers of help. But that said, for the love of humanity, when something bad happ...
10:28 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2019
Techcrunch Vision system for autonomous vehicles watches not just where pedestrians walk, but how
The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting the movements of pedestrians that takes into account not just ...
07:33 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2019
Techcrunch How to read fiction to build a startup
The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last d...
07:02 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2019
Techcrunch ClassPass, Gfycat, StreetEasy hit in latest round of mass site hacks
In just a week, a single seller putclose to 750 million records from 24 hacked sites up for sale. Now, the hacker has struck again. The hacker, whose identity isn’t known, began listing user dat...
06:10 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2019
Techcrunch Investor momentum builds for construction tech
Although its not the sexiest of industries, the hefty construction sector in 2018 attracted not only the attention but, more importantly, the dollars of investors....
03:46 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2019
Techcrunch Visa and Mastercard could raise interchange fees
According to a report from the WSJ, Visa and Mastercard are considering raising interchange fees on card transactions in the U.S. Visa and Mastercard generate most of their revenue from these small pr...
03:18 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2019
Techcrunch Uber sues NYC to contest cap on drivers
Uber filed a lawsuit against New York City, The Verge reported. The company wants to overturn New York Citys rule that caps the number of new ride-hailing drivers. Last summer, the city approved legis...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2019
Techcrunch Transportation Weekly: Didi woes, how Nuro met Softbank, Amazons appetite
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the second edition and seriously people, what happened this week? Too ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2019
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinators latest cohort too big?
Plus, e-scooter subscription services are a thing now, the Vision Fund is betting big on autonomous delivery and Facebook almost bought Unity....
01:46 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2019
Techcrunch Steve Jurvetson tells all: about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list, and more
Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It’s good t...
01:46 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2019
Techcrunch Steve Jurvetson tells all about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list, and more
Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It’s good t...
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Apple acquires talking Barbie voicetech startup PullString
Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios’ Dan P...
09:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Marriott now lets you check if youre a victim of the Starwood hack
Hotel chain giant Marriott will now let you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it has put in place “a mechanism to enable guests to loo...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Deploy the space harpoon
Watch out, starwhales....
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces
Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S., but also in Latin America — and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people rec...
06:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Even years later, Twitter doesnt delete your direct messages
When does "delete" really mean delete? Not always, or even at all, if you're Twitter....
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Opendoor files to raise another $200M at a $3.7B valuation, documents show
The housing market is predicted tocool this year, but the market for startups selling houses? It seems to be heating up. Opendoor, the company that aims to bypass real estate agents and brokers by pro...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Amazon scraps HQ2 plans in NYC
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...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch As GE and Amazon move on, Google expands presence in Boston and NYC
NYC and Boston were handed huge setbacksthis week when Amazon and GE decided to bail on their commitments to build headquarters in the respective cities on the same day. But it’s worth pointing ...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Uber reports $3B in Q4 revenue, rising operating losses
Ahead of its anticipated initial public offering this year, Uber reported a net loss of $865 million in the fourth quarter. That figure, however, was aided by a tax benefit that saved the company from...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter considering a tweet clarifying function
Clarification hasnt always been Twitters strong suit. Fittingly, theres a bit of confusion around the longstanding suggestion that the service could add an edit button in order to save users from sill...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian
Rivian, the electric automaker that debut its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by Amazon . The news follows a report earlier this week by Reuters that G...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Palmetto gets $20 million credit line for its solar and energy efficiency installation marketplace
For homeowners that want to go green, but have trouble figuring out how to do it, Palmetto Clean Technologieshas the answer. The company has an army of salespeople to pitch the benefits of solar power...
03:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Dubai airport briefly halts flights after drone spotted
Earlier today, Dubais International airport shut down flights for roughly half an hour, owing to the sighting a drone flying nearby. Departures were halted from 10:13 a.m. and 10:45 a.m over suspected...
03:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Urban unicorn renewal
Three cities, three dead urban unicorn renewal projects. In just the past few days, weve had Foxconn renege on Wisconsin, Amazon renege on NYC, and GE renege on Boston. Each followed the Anna Karenina...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Coinbase users can now withdraw Bitcoin SV following BCH fork
If youre a Coinbase user, you may have seen some new tokens on your account. The Bitcoin Cash chain split into two different chains back in November. It means that if you held Bitcoin Cash on November...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch How to decarbonize America and the world
Ramez Naam Contributor More posts by this contributor The Ultimate Interface Is Your Brain The Green New Deal has burst onto the American stage, spurring more conversation about and aspiration for a...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch 3DEN raises $2M to create pay-as-you-go urban spaces
3DEN is building spaces for what it calls the “in-between moments” of your day. The name (pronounced “Eden”) comes from the idea of the “third place” a space that&...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Peloton peddles toward an IPO, self-driving is big business and SaaSs new highs
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat. We had TechCrunch’s own Connie Loizos in th...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Peloton pedals toward an IPO, self-driving is big business and SaaSs new highs
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat. We had TechCrunch’s own Connie Loizos in th...
01:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch BRCK acquires ISPs EveryLayer and Surf to boost Africas public Wi-Fi
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Zimbabwes net blackout, Partechs $143M f...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Samsungs new tablet sports Bixby 2.0
Bixbys been on a bunch of phones and several appliances. Until now, however, Samsungs smart assistant has been largely MIA on the companys tablets. Of course, Ive never pretended to have the faintest ...
12:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung is preparing to launch a sports smartwatch and AirPods-like earbuds
Samsung’s newest product launch happens next week, but already the Korean tech giant has revealed its entire upcoming range of wearable devices that will seemingly be unveiled alongside the Gala...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch ChargedUp picks up 1.2M seed to grow its mobile charging network across UK
ChargedUp, a U.K. startup that offers a mobile charging network that takes inspiration from bike-sharing, has closed 1.2 million in seed investment. Leading the round is Sir John Hegartys fund The Gar...
07:09 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas Didi is laying off 15% of its staff
China’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi plans to let go 15 percent of its employees or about 2,000 people this year, sources told TechCrunch. The cut comes as the beleagured transportation giant ...
06:07 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify says it paid $340M to buy Gimlet and Anchor
Spotify doubled down on podcasts last week with a double deal to buy podcast networks Gimlet and Anchor. Those acquisitions were initially undisclosed, but Spotify has quietly confirmed that it spent3...
05:31 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Kleiners Mamoon Hamid thinks we could be in a 15-year-long bull market (and other insights from the firm)
Late last month, the venture firm Kleiner Perkins began an official reboot, with a new, $600 million fund, as well as some new faces blazing the trail for the outfit going forward, including Mamoon Ha...
04:32 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Alibaba takes an 8% stake in Tencent-backed anime streaming site Bilibili
Ecommerce giant Alibaba is continuing its push into the world of youth culture after it scooped up an 8 percent stake in anime streaming and game publishing company Bilibili. According to a securities...
01:22 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix office goes on lockdown over report of a potential shooter, suspect now in custody
Alarming reports popped up on Twitter late Thursday of incident involving an armed individual at Netflix’s Hollywood office on Sunset Blvd. TechCrunch has confirmed with the Los Angeles Police D...
12:51 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch Citizen expands its crime-tracking alert app to Baltimore
Depending on who you ask, Citizen is either a useful urban safety tool or a menacing glimpse into a self-surveilled police state, but either way, the app is coming to Baltimore. Citizen, formerly know...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2019
Techcrunch A ridiculously rare copy of Super Mario for NES just sold for over $100,000
An extra special copy of Super Mario for NES just sold for a mind-boggling $100,150. Before you go digging through the attic to find your old copy to throw up for auction, you should know: the version...
11:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch StayTuned Digital helps video creators publish and measure everywhere
If you’re a video creator in 2019, you’re probably thinking about a long list of publishing destinations: YouTube, of course, but also Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and more. Stay...
11:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Postscript wants to be the Mailchimp for SMS
Email is certainly not dead, despite many such exclamations, but there’s no question that it’s a bloated, seeping hog of a platform on which it’s incredibly difficult for businesses ...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Everything you need to know about GMs new electric bikes
General Motors announced last year it was getting into the electric bike business. But besides a crowdsourcing name competition and a few teasers, details were scant. Now, GM has given this new brand ...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Zendesk just hired three former Microsoft, Salesforce and Adobe execs
Today, Zendesk announced it has hired three new executives — Elisabeth Zornes, former general manager of global support for Microsoft Office, as Zendesks first chief customer officer; former Ado...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch New York politicians slam Amazon as it drops HQ2 plan
Like the initial HQ2 plan, todays news that Amazon will no longer be setting up shop in Queens has been met with a flood of mixed reactions. Business advocacy and real estate are decrying the retail g...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook may face a record-setting multi-billion-dollar fine from the FTC
The Washington Post is reporting that Facebook’s row with the FTC could result in fines an order of magnitude larger than any levied against a tech company by the regulatory body before. While t...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch TikTok spotted testing native video ads
TikTok is testing a new ad product: a sponsored video ad that directs users to the advertiser’s website. The test was spotted in the beta version of the U.S. TikTok app, where a video labeled &#...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch When do you go native?
So you’re a startup founder. Or you’re in charge of a new project at a big company. (Or maybe you just imagine being either of these things.) And you suddenly realize: you have to make a w...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch William Barr confirmed to lead the Justice Department
On Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm Trump nominee William Barr as the next head of the Justice Department. Barr was nominated to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions who fell out of favo...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Why your startup may not be as great as everyone says
Not all validation is created equal. It is crucial that founders differentiate between meaningful validation and vanity wins that do little more than make you feel good. ...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Did New York lose anything with Amazons rejection? Its complicated.
Now that Amazon has said that its taking its ball and going home rather than deal with mean, pushy New Yorkers, outside observers are giving off the sense that the city (and its local politicians) are...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Boston and NY share high tech losses as Amazon and GE bail on same day
Boston and New York have been sporting rivals for decades, constantly fighting over bragging rights across all four major sports, but today the two cities had something in common neither was probably ...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Boston and NY share high-tech losses as GE and Amazon bail on same day
Boston and New York have been sporting rivals for decades, constantly fighting over bragging rights across all four major sports, but today the two cities had something in common neither was probably ...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch DriveNets emerges from stealth with $110M for its cloud-based alternative to network routers
Software is eating the world, and today a startup that’s taking this maxim to the world of telecoms has raised a big round of funding as it comes out of stealth. DriveNets, a company out of Isra...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Uber Freight snags Airbnb, Box veterans as it eyes global expansion
Uber Freight, which helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, has made two high-profile hires this month as it continues to scale up its app and plans for a global expansion. The company ha...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Peltarion raises $20M for its AI platform
Peltarion, a Swedish startup founded by former execs from companies like Spotify, Skype, King, TrueCaller and Google, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series A funding round led by Euc...
07:21 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Hacker who stole 620 million records strikes again, stealing 127 million more
A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has stolen another 127 million records from 8 more websites, TechCrunch has learned. The hacker, whose listing was the previously ...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Amazons NYC educational investments will continue, despite cancellation of New York HQ2
Amazon’s plans to invest in New York area engineering training programs and other local educational initiatives are not being canceled, despite Amazon’s announcement today that it will no ...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon could launch Amazon Go store in London
Amazon has secured some retail space in the heart of London, according to a report from The Grocer spotted by Reuters. This is significant, as Amazon has yet to open an Amazon Go store outside of the ...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Atrium, Justin Kans legal tech startup, launches a fintech and blockchain division
Atrium, the legal startup co-founded by Justin Kan of Twitch fame, is jumping into the blockchain space today. The company has raised plenty of money — including $65 million from a16z last Septe...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Facebook (possibly) considered buying Unity
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...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Figma gets $40 million Series C to put design tools in the cloud
With more industries and organizations recognizing design as a pillar of business, a battle is brewing among makers of design tools. And with a fresh $40 million in Series C funding, Figma is ready to...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon Moments lets developers reward customers with actual gifts, not just virtual ones
App and web developers are always trying to figure out better ways of keeping their users engaged on their platforms for longer. Today, Amazon is launching a service that it hopes those developers wil...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Opera teases new desktop browser design
Browser maker Opera has been teasing a new project called R3 or Reborn3. The new project is now available as a beta version and its a brand new design for the companys desktop browser. For now, the n...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Biotech AI startup Sight Diagnostics gets $27.8M to speed up blood tests
Sight Diagnostics, an Israeli medical devices startup that’s using AI technology to speed up blood testing, has closed a $27.8 million Series C funding round. The company has built a desktop mac...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Marc Raibert will be speaking at TC Sessions: : Robotics AI April 18 at UC Berkeley
So, weve already announced that Anca Dragan, Alexei Efros, Hany Farid, Melonee Wise, Peter Barrett, Rana el Kaliouby, Arnaud Thiercelin and Laura Major will all be appearing at Aprils big robotics sho...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon drops plans for New York HQ2
In a surprise turn, Amazon has announced that its pulling out on plans to open one of two HQ2 locations in New York City. The move follows much push back from local government and citizens, who have p...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch First look at Twitters Snapchatty new Camera feature
Twitter has been secretly developing an enhanced camera feature that’s accessible with a swipe from the home screen and allows you to overlay captions on photos, videos, and Live broadcasts befo...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Walmart tech incubator Store No. 8 launches VR startup Spatial&
Walmart’s tech incubator Store N8 today launched its next startup, a VR merchandising company calledSpatial&. The company offers VR experiences that enable customers to connect with merchand...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Ebay restructures regional leadership, confirms layoffs of 2-3% of global workforce
E-commerce marketplace eBay has been rethinking its operations in a bid to bring the company back to growth amid strong competition from the likes of Amazon and a plethora of other online marketplaces...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Ebay restructures regional operations, lays off a percentage of its workforce
E-commerce marketplace eBay has been rethinking its operations in a bid to bring the company back to growth amid strong competition from the likes of Amazon and a plethora of other online marketplaces...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch AWS announces new bare metal instances for companies who want more cloud control
When you think about Infrastructure as a Service, you typically pay for a virtual machine that resides in a multi-tenant environment. That means, it’s using a set of shared resources. For many c...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch DigitalOcean launches its managed database service
DigitalOcean started as an affordable but basic virtual private server offering with a pleasant user interface. Over the last few years, the company started adding features like object and block stora...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Happy Valentines Day: your dating app account was hacked, says Coffee Meets Bagel
Good news for love-seekers this Valentine’s Day. In a bit of odd timing, users of the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel woke up this morning to find an email in their inboxes warning that their acco...
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Pinpoint grabs $13.5M Series A to bring data discipline to engineering
Sales and marketing are steeped in data to explain just how well they are doing, but engineering, the department charged with creating the products these departments sell has lacked the tools to measu...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas Didi reportedly lost a staggering $1.6 billion in 2018
China’s largest car-hailing company is facing relentless pressure from all fronts. Beijing-based Didi Chuxing reportedly lost a staggering 10.9 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in 2018, according to ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Firefox for iOS gets persistent private browsing tabs
Firefox for iOS is getting an update today that brings a new layout for its menu and settings, as well as new organization settings in the New Tabs features to iPhone and iPad users. But more importan...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch LEGO launches eight AR-focused sets
LEGOs long been leader among traditional toy companies when it comes to embracing tech trends, from mobile apps to robotics. The toy makers been talking up its plans to embrace augmented reality since...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Zohos office suite gets smarter
As far as big tech companies go, Zoho is a bit different. Not only has it never taken any venture funding, it also offers more than 40 products that range from its online office suite to CRM and HR to...
01:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon, WesternUnion debut PayCode to sell goods in emerging markets and let shoppers pay in cash
While Amazon has been methodical (read: a little slow) in launching local versions of its site for various global markets, it has now embarked on a secondary track to snag more business outside the 14...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Apple is selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany again
Two older iPhone models are back on sale in Apple stores in Germany — but only with Qualcomm chips inside. The iPhone maker was forced to pull the iPhone7 and iPhone 8 models from shelves in its...
12:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Grover launches e-scooter subscription service
Grover, the Berlin-based startup that offers pay-as-you-go subscriptions to the latest consumer tech as an alternative to owning products outright, is going all-in on e-scooters or so-called micro-mob...
11:13 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Alibabas Ant Financial buys UK currency exchange giant WorldFirst reportedly for around $700M
Ant Financial, the financial services behemoth affiliated with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has made its first big move into Europe. It’s acquired London-headquartered payments company Worl...
11:13 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Europe agrees platform rules to tackle unfair business practices
The European Union’s political institutions have reached agreement over new rules designed to boost transparency around online platform businesses and curb unfair practices to support traders an...
10:55 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Teckro scores $25M Series C round to speed up clinical trials
Teckro, a software platform that claims to make the conduct of clinical trials more efficient and collaborative, has closed $25 million in Series C funding. The round, which brings the total raised by...
08:10 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Malt raises $28.6 million for its freelancer platform
French startup Malt is raising a $28.6 million funding round (25 million) with Idinvest Partners leading the round and existing investors ISAI and Serena also participating. Overall, the company has r...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch GoEuro rebrands as Omio to take its travel aggregator business global
European multimodal travel booking platform GoEuro has announced a change of name and destination: Its new ambition is to go global, scaling beyond its regional grounding to tackle the challenge of in...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Fitness startup Eastnine picks up 2M from LocalGlobe, Cherry Ventures, Niklas Zennstrm and others
Eastnine, a new fitness startup and app co-founded by London entrepreneur and investor Jason Goodman, is de-cloaking today, including disclosing that it has raised 2 million in seed funding. Leading t...
07:25 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Thailands Jitta raises $6.5M to develop an algorithm-powered wealth fund
Jitta, a Bangkok-based fintech startup, has announced a $6.5 million Series A round as it prepares to launch an investment fund for consumers in what would be a first for the Thai market. The deal is ...
05:13 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Romance scams cost more money than any other type of consumer fraud, says the Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission has released data that shows romance scams cost more money than other types of consumer fraud reported to the agency last yearand the problem is getting worse. Romance sca...
05:03 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla Dog mode and Sentry mode are now live to guard your car and pets
Tesla has officially released two features for its electric vehicles aimed at protecting what owners love: their car and pets, as the company looks to leverage its ability to deliver a continuous stre...
04:32 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas Alipay digital wallet is entering 7,000 Walgreens stores
China’s payments heavyweights have been following tourists abroad as their home market gets crowded. Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliatewith a said valuation of $150 billion, now ...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch CEO of Rappler, a media company critical of the Philippines government, is arrested
There’s serious concern around press freedom in the Philippines after Maria Ressa, the CEO of independent media company Rappler, was arrested last night. Ressa, who was CNN’s bureau chief ...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund
IntudoVentures, a VC firm focused on Indonesia, has closed a new $50 million fund. This is Intudo’s second fund to date following its$20 million debutlast year. The firm is a relative newcomer t...
01:44 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims
Less than a year after making a $3 billion investment into the future of virtual reality with the purchase of Oculus VR, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was considering another multi-billion-dollar bet t...
11:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendo makes the old new again with Mario, Zelda, Tetris titles for Switch
The afternoon brought an eventful series of announcements from Nintendo in one of its Direct video promos, and 2019 is looking to be a banner year for the Switch. Here's everything the company announc...
10:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendo is releasing a free battle royale version of Tetris
It came right in the middle of the Nintendo Direct announcement this afternoon: “99 players… but only one reigns supreme.” It could be a tagline for just about any of the run-and-gun...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Qloo acquires cultural recommendation service TasteDive
Qloo announced this morning that it has acquired TasteDive. The two companies sound pretty similar according to the announcement, Qloo is “the leading artificial intelligence platform for cultu...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Brightcove acquires Ooyalas video business for $15M
Brightcove just announced that it’s acquiring Ooyala’s online video platform business. The deal brings together two long-lasting players in the online video industry. Brightcove was founde...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendo announces Super Mario Maker 2 for Switch, so goodbye forever
Nintendo has ruined my life, and all our lives, by announcing Super Mario Maker 2, the sequel to the level-constructing game on Wii U that produced thousands of devious levels for those who think the ...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Medivis has launched its augmented reality platform for surgical planning
After two years of development, Medivis, a New York-based company developing augmented reality data integration and visualization tools for surgeons, is bringing its first product to market. The compa...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch The infosec reckoning has arrived
2018 represented a record year for venture capital investment into information security, but this isnt a positive trend and it definitely doesnt mean were more secure. An unwarranted percentage of so...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Lime loses appeal to operate electric scooters in SF
Lime, similar to its competitors Spin and JUMP, just got word that while its appeal to operate electric scooters in phase one of San Francisco’s pilot program was denied, it may be able to deplo...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Wattpads latest deal will turn its stories into TV shows and movies in Korea
Wattpad’s ambitions to grow beyond a storytelling community for young adults took another leap forward today with the announcement of a new partnership that will help expand its reach in Asia. T...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Bill Gates-backed Vicarious Surgical adds a virtual reality twist to robots in the operating room
In an operating room in rural Idaho, doctors prep a patient for surgery. They make a tiny, thumb-sized incision into the patient and insert a small robot while across the country a surgeon puts on a v...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Asteroid is building a human-machine interaction engine for AR developers
When we interact with computers today we move the mouse, we scroll the trackpad, we tap the screen, but there is so much that the machines don’t pick up on, what about where we’re looking,...
07:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Check out the first interior view of Hondas Urban EV prototype
Honda has been teasing its all-electric urban vehicle in 2017, when the automaker showed off its vision of the future that had a distinct 1970s first generation Civic flare. Now, two years later a pr...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch HyperSciences wants to gamechange spaceflight with hypersonic drilling tech
Its no coincidence that Elon Musk wants to both tunnel down into and soar above the Earth. If you ask the team at HyperSciences, the best way to get to space is to flip drilling technology upside down...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Opportunity Mars Rover goes to its last rest after extraordinary 14-year mission
Opportunity, one of two rovers sent to Mars in 2004, is officially offline for good, NASA and JPL officials announced today at a special press conference. "I declare the Opportunity mission as complet...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Reddit says government data requests more than doubled in 2018
Reddit has said the number of government requests for user data has more than doubled in 2018 than on the previous year. The news and content sharing site said in its latest transparency report, poste...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Google says itll invest $13B in US data centers and offices this year
Google today announced that it will invest $13 billion in data centers and offices across the U.S. in 2019. That’s up from $9 billion in investments last year. Many of these investments will go ...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch SEC charges former Apple compliance lawyer with insider trading, avoiding $382K in losses, and making $245K in profits
The shine on Apple is getting a little tarnished. Today, the SEC filed a suit against Gene Levoff, a lawyer who used to work for the iPhone giant, accusing him of insider trading, selling millions of ...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch SEC charges former Apple compliance lawyer with insider trading, avoiding $382K in losses
The shine on Apple is getting a little tarnished. Today, the SEC filed a suit against Gene Levoff, a lawyer who used to work for the iPhone giant, accusing him of insider trading, selling millions of ...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Apples subscription fix
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...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Xnors saltine-sized, solar-powered AI hardware redefines the edge
"If AI is so easy, why isn't there any in this room?" asks Ali Farhadi, founder and CEO of Xnor, gesturing around the conference room overlooking Lake Union in Seattle. And it's true despite a handfu...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Audio tech supplier to Rolls Royce and Xiaomi secures another $13.2M in funding
As autonomous driving eventually transforms cars from transportation devices to mobile theaters or conference rooms we will need better audio inside them. And weve already seen that VCs like Andreesse...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Sling TV closes year with 2.4 million subscribers, but growth slowed significantly
Sling TV’s growth has slowed dramatically as the competitive landscape for live TV streaming services has heated up. Despite this, the Dish -owned streaming service remains ahead of rivals in te...
04:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch DOJ charges former US Air Force officer with spying for Iran
Prosecutors have brought charges against a former Air Force officer for allegedly spying for Iran, the Justice Department confirmed Wednesday. Monica Witt, a former Air Force counter-intelligence offi...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Numan is a startup which aims to tackle your tackle problem: erectile dysfunction
A long-time London-based entrepreneur re-surfaces today with the launch of Numan a new kind of subscription business, with a rather unusual approach to a very old problem. Sokratis Papafloratos (pictu...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Block Kit helps deliver more visually appealing content in Slack
Slack has become a critical communications tool for many organizations. One of the things that has driven its rapid success has been the ability to connect to external enterprise apps inside of Slack,...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch J&J spends $3.4 billion in cash for Auris Healths lung cancer diagnostics and surgical robots
Johnson & Johnson’s robotic surgery and medical device division, Ethicon, is dropping $3.4 billion in cash to pick up Auris Health, a developer of robotic diagnostics and surgical devices in...
03:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Apples iOS update makes it easier to get to your subscriptions
Apple has made a small but important change to iOS that will allow users an easier way to manage their app subscriptions. In the latest release of the mobile operating system (iOS 12.1.4 and 12.2 beta...
02:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Former Snap employees are launching Forge Platform for Ethereum devs
Chris Lorenz, GeoffreyAnderson, and James Borow may have spent their days over the past few years working at Snap, but on nights and weekends Anderson and Lorenz were laboring on a different project &...
02:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram confirms that a bug is causing follower counts to change
Instagram confirmed today that an issue has been causing some accounts follower numbers to change. Users began noticing the bug about 10 hours ago and the drastic drop in followers caused some to wond...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch 3Doodler wants you to draw directly onto your iPhone with its new app
With New York ToyFair right around the corner, 3Doodler is taking the opportunity to announce its first ever mobile app. Rather than simply launching a drawing program that mimics the companys popular...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Elevate Security announces $8M Series A to alter employee security behavior
It’s well understood that many network breaches begin with phishing emails designed to trick users into giving hackers their credentials. They don’t even have to work to find a vulnerabili...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Amazons Alexa Blueprints can now be published publicly on the US Alexa Skills Store
Last year, Amazon introducedAlexa Blueprints, a way for an Alexa device owner to create their own customized voice skills and Alexa responses without needing to know how to code. These skills — ...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch JibJab, one of the first silly selfie video makers, acquired by private equity firm Catapult Capital
JibJab, one of the first companies that let people insert selfies into videos, gifs, and e-cards, has been acquired by Catapult Capital. The Los Angeles-based private equity firm announced the deal to...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch A new Congress means a new opportunity for consumer privacy protections
Debra Berlyn Contributor Share on Twitter Debra Berlyn is the president of Consumer Policy Solutions and the executive director of Project GOAL, a project to raise awareness of both the benefits and c...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Fiverr acquires ClearVoice to double down on content marketing
Fiverr is acquiring ClearVoice, a company that helps customers like Intuit and Carfax find professionals to write promotional content. The two companies seem like a natural fit, since they both operat...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Eight Sleep unveils The Pod, a bed thats smarter about temperature
Smart mattress company Eight Sleep is announcing its newest product today, The Pod. Co-founder and CEO Matteo Franceschetti described it, succinctly, as “Nest for your bed.” Eight has been...
12:47 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch btov Partners closes 80M fund aimed at industrial tech startups
European deep tech and ‘industrial tech’ startups working in the field of industrial applications get a shot in the arm today with the news that btov Partners has secured 80 million ($90 m...
12:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch PayPal shutters Malaysia office as part of customer service reorg
Payment giant PayPal has closed its office in Malaysia as part of a restructuring of its customer support teams. The office, located in capital city Kuala Lumpur, was home to a team of customer servic...
12:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch DJI is updating its geofencing system across Europe after Gatwick drone debacle
Following the pre-Christmas drone debacle in the UK — which plunged thousands of people into travel misery after repeated drone sightingsclosed the runway at Gatwick, and later also briefly susp...
12:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Rapyd nabs $40M led by Stripe and GC for fintech as a service, a single API for payments, money transfer and more
As ever more transactions move on to digital platforms, a startup that is building a swiss army knife of financial services — from payments to currency transfers, ID verifications and card issui...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Starling Bank, now with 460K consumer accounts, raises further 75M for European expansion
Starling Bank, founded by banking veteran Anne Boden, has raised 75 million in further funding. The new capital breaks down as 60 million in a Series C round led by Merian Global Investors, including ...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Starling Bank, now with 460K consumer accounts, raises 75M more for European expansion
Starling Bank, founded by banking veteran Anne Boden, has raised 75 million (~$97m) in further funding. The new capital breaks down as 60 million in a Series C round led by Merian Global Investors, in...
11:46 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Manipulating an Indian politicians tweets is worryingly easy to do
Here’s a concerning story from India, where the upcoming election is putting the use of social media in the spotlight. While the Indian government is putting Facebook, Google and other companies...
11:06 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Torontos OneEleven launches space in London, but will its scale-up services fly?
Last time I checked London was awash with co-working spaces, shared office spaces, spaces of every shape, size and color. If theres one sector that always makes money during a boom, its the sector tha...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch 2018 really was more of a dumpster fire for online hate and harassment, ADL study finds
Around 37 percent of Americans were subjected to severe hate and harassment online in 2018, according to a new study by the Anti-Defamation League, up from about 18 percent in 2017. And over half of a...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Autonomous truck startup TuSimple hits unicorn status in latest round
Another autonomous vehicle unicorn has joined the herd. TuSimple, a self-driving truck startup running daily routes for customers in Arizona, has raised $95 millionin a Series D funding round led by S...
03:29 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch BuzzFeed News employees vote to unionize
Shortly after BuzzFeed News employees revealed that they had voted to unionize, its editor-in-chief said the company wants to meet with them to discuss voluntarily recognition. Employees announced tod...
02:32 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch It isnt just apps. Chinas cinemas broke records during Lunar New Year
China celebrated Lunar New Year last week as hundreds of millions of people travelled to their hometowns. While many had longed to see their separated loved ones, others dreaded the weeklong holiday a...
01:14 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch DoorDash subsidizes driver wages with tips
It’s true that DoorDash offsets the amount it pays its drivers with customer tip, according to an FAQ page on its own site. “For each delivery, you will always receive at least $1 from Doo...
12:59 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch No, your tweets arent awful. Twitters Likes are currently borked.
If you have been experiencing issues with the Like or Retweet count on Twitter and are desperately seeking validation, here it is: yes, its Twitter, not you (probably). The company confirmed today tha...
12:38 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Jim Steyer runs the powerful nonprofit Common Sense Media; now hes using his influence to battle big tech
California Governor Gavin Newsom earlier today proposed a so-called digital dividend that would let consumers share in the profits generated by California-based tech companies that have been “co...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2019
Techcrunch Investors are still failing to back founders from diverse backgrounds
The large majority of venture dollars are invested in companies run by white men with a university degree, according to a new report by RateMyInvestorand Diversity VC. This new data reveals that despi...
10:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Tim Cook-backed shower startup Nebia shows off a warmer, water-saving shower head
I’m not in the habit of getting naked during meetings at startup offices, but this time it felt appropriate. Nebia, a shower startup that has attracted investments from the likes of Apple CEO Ti...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Google expands partnership with Founder Gym to support underrepresented founders
Google for Startups has expanded a partnership withstartup training program Founder Gym to better serve underrepresented founders through a new scholarship program. The program typically charges $396 ...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market share needle
When it comes to the cloud market, there are few known knowns. For instance, we know that AWS is the market leader with around 32 percent of market share. We know Microsoft is far back in second place...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch In healthcare, better data demands better privacy protections
The use of big data and its analysis by machine learning and artificial intelligence offer unparalleled prospects for improving medical care. However......
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Donde Search picks up $6 million to help fashion retailers with visual search
Donde Search has just closed a $6 million Series A investment led by Matrix Partners, with participation from previous investors such as senior leaders from AliExpress, Google and Waze. Donde first la...
08:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Sixteen percent of US adults own a smartwatch
The latest figures out of NPD show a continued uptick in smartwatch sales here in the States. The category has been a rare bright spot in an overall flagging wearable space, and the new numbers show g...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram is now testing a web version of Direct messages
Insta-chat addicts, rejoice. You could soon be trading memes and emojis from your computer. Instagram is internally testing a web version of Instagram Direct messaging that lets people chat without th...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook and Google still offer the best value for mobile advertisers (Singular report)
Among mobile ad networks, Facebook and Google remain the best bet for advertisers, according to the latest ROI Index from marketing startup Singular. To pull this year’s index together, Singular...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch DARPA wants smart bandages for wounded warriors
Nowhere is prompt and effective medical treatment more important than on the battlefield, where injuries are severe and conditions dangerous. DARPA thinks that outcomes can be improved by the use of i...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Ubisoft and Mozilla team up to develop Clever-Commit, an AI coding assistant
Game developer Ubisoft today announced that it has partnered with Mozilla to develop Clever-Commit, an AI-based coding assistant that learns from your code base’s bug and regression data to anal...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Massless raises $2M to build an Apple Pencil for virtual reality
Despite all of the VR over-hyping, for those observing from the inside, the capabilities are still uncharted. VR as a creative medium has probably been one of the more entrancing use cases since the f...
06:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Report: Voice assistants in use to triple to 8 billion by 2023
The use of voice assistants is set to triple over the next few years, according to a new forecast from the U.K.-based analysts at Juniper Research. The firm estimates there will be 8 billion digital v...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Mental health startup Lantern will continue to live through IP licensing deals
After winding down its consumer-oriented operations last July, mental health startup Lantern has partnered with larger mental health providers to license its IP. In addition to licensing its IP toOmad...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero
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...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Devialets Phantom Reactor turns music into an emotional experience
French startup Devialet has done it again. The new Phantom Reactor is a smaller, more effective speaker that packs in everything that made Devialet speakers good in the first place. Devialets first sp...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Lyft brings on Ubers former global head of internal audit
The battle between Uber and Lyft, which are both expected to go public this year, continues. Today, Lyft announced the hire of Michelle DeBella, formerly Uber’s global head of internal audit, as...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Save the date and save a bundle on Disrupt San Francisco 2019
Mark your calendars startup fans, because Disrupt is returning to the beautiful City by the Bay to host TechCrunch’s flagship event, Disrupt San Francisco 2019, October 2-4 at theMoscone North C...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Save the date and save a bundle on Disrupt SF 2019
Mark your calendars startup fans, because Disrupt is returning to the beautiful City by the Bay to host TechCrunch’s flagship event, Disrupt SF 2019, October 2-4 at theMoscone North Convention C...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Medium buys Bay Area mag The Bold Italic to add to its paywall
Medium is seeking to juice up its premium subscription content in its home market with the acquisition of The Bold Italic. The 10-year-old online culture magazine will go behind the $5 per month Mediu...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch No, Tencent isnt about to burn Reddit down
Ahoy, it’s doom and gloom for Reddit after the company welcomed investment from Chinese censorship overlord Tencent. Well, not quite. The reality is, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. In r...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Investors are pouring money into Latin Americas logistics and shipping businesses
New technology companies are poised to transform the shipping and freight industry across Latin America. Startups like Liftit, a Colombian provider of trucking services, and Nowports, a Mexican freigh...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch The Patreon EC-1
TechCrunch is launching a new format for Extra Crunch members, called the EC-1. Modeled after the Form S-1 filing that late-stage startups submit to the SEC as part of the IPO process, EC-1s are autho...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Announcing Extra Crunch
I wont bury the lede. TechCrunch is launching a subscription product called, appropriately and deliciously, Extra Crunch. Extra Crunch, as it says on the tin, is an additional layer of content, covera...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch WeWork launches skills-based profiles as a value add for tenants
WeWork has made a big name for itself in a short period of time as a global co-working space. In fact, WeWork is now the largest private office tenant in all of Manhattan. But whether the real estate ...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch The founding story of Patreon
Its May 7, 2013 and Jack Conte is, in his own words, totally exhausted, slash, totally wired, in that really weird in-between zone. He has spent 18 hours per day for the last 50 days building a replic...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch The product of Patreon
Patreon is aggressively pursuing a new three-year product vision that is, in the words of SVP of Product Wyatt Jenkins, to build the worlds best membership SaaS product for creators. With about 90 eng...
04:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch The business of Patreon
Patreon provides business infrastructure to independent content creators: people making videos, music, podcasts, paintings, comics, games, magazines and other forms of media for fans online. It helps ...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch The thesis of Patreon
Can Patreon become a powerful, multi-billion-dollar company at the heart of the global media and entertainment industry? Its founders and investors certainly believe so. In this Extra Crunch EC-1, I d...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch The competitors of Patreon
In December, Patreon CEO Jack Conte shared a list on Twitter predicting what being an independent content creator will be like in 10 years. One of his predictions was that there will be fierce competi...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch The definitive Patreon reading guide
At nearly six years old, Patreon has gone from startup to king of membership. Now an established leader in an industry that’s been flipped on its head, Patreon’s path has been anything but...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Startups, demo tables are still available for TC Sessions: RoboticsAI
TechCrunch isknown for helping startups get to the next level by providing a platform for them to showcase their work at ademo table. Startup demo tables for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on Apri...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch IBM brings Watson to any cloud
IBM today announced that it is freeing its Watson-branded AI services like the Watson Assistantfor building conversational interfaces and Watson OpenScalefor managing the AI lifecycle from its own clo...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch How I podcast
Ive been podcasting in various forms for about a dozen years now. Sometimes it has been within the corporate confines of the various publications Ive worked for and sometimes it has just been for myse...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Apple fails to block porn & gambling Enterprise apps
Facebook and Google were far from the only developers openly abusing Apples Enterprise Certificate program meant for companies offering employee-only apps. A TechCrunch investigation uncovered a dozen...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon is bringing its delivery Lockers to Coachella
Amazon Lockers are coming to a new location: Coachella. The retailer says it will make its storage lockers available to festival-goers, allowing them to order both in advance and same-day to have item...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Glide helps you build mobile apps from a spreadsheet without coding
The founders of Glide, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 class, had a notion that building mobile apps in the enterprise was too hard. They decided to simplify the process by starting with a sp...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Two former members of Googles skunkworks division have launched a biomanufacturing company
Biomanufacturing technologies — taking modified versions of existing organisms and bending them to the will of humans — has moved from the world of science fiction to becoming a new realit...
03:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Mode, a collaborative analytics platform focused on empowering data scientists, just landed $23 million in fresh funding
Mode, a five-year-old collaborative analytics platform based in San Francisco, has raised $23 million in Series C funding led by Valor Equity Partners. Foundation Capital and REV Venture Partners, who...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Dandelion Energy, the Alphabet X spinout, raises another $16M led by GV and Comcast
As tech companies continue their race to control the smart home, a promising energy startup has raised a round of funding from traditionally-tech and strategic investors, for a geothermal solution to ...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Walmart ends delivery partnership with Deliv
Walmart in 2016 said it would begin testing last-mile delivery using services like Uber, Lyft, and Deliv to bring customers’ orders, including groceries, to their homes. Last year, Walmart ended...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Datadog acquires app testing company Madumbo
Datadog, the popular monitoring and analytics platform, today announced that it has acquired Madumbo, an AI-based application testing platform. “Were excited to have the Madumbo team join Datado...
02:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon buys Eero: What does it mean for your privacy?
In case you hadn’t seen, Amazon is buying router maker Eero. And in case you hadn’t heard, people are pretty angry. Deluged in a swarm of angry tweets and social media posts, many have tak...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch InVision acquires design file versioning startup Trunk
InVision, the design company valued at $1.9 billion, has today announced the acquisition of Australia-based Trunk. Trunk is focused wholly on file versioning for designers. In the world of engineering...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Consumer-focused healthcare can save lives by focusing on changing behavior
Vijay Pande Contributor Share on Twitter Vijay Pande, PhD, is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University, where he continues to ...
11:55 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch The UK now has a law against upskirting
A law change that comes into force in the UK today makes the highly intrusive practice of ‘upskirting’ illegal. The government said itwants the new law to send a clear message that such be...
11:05 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Techstars and Starburst Aerospace are launching a space industry accelerator in Los Angeles
With the help of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, the U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC and the Israel Aerospace Industries company, Techstars and Starburst Aerospace are launc...
09:22 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Sub-brands are the new weapon in Chinas smartphone war
One of China’s top smartphone brands Vivo appears to have joined its fellows Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi in setting up a new sub-brand as a softening market and heightened competition at home drive ...
08:33 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch BeliMobilGue raises $10M for its used-car sales platform in Indonesia
BeliMobilGue, a used car sales platform in Indonesia, has fueled up with a $10 million Series round for the race to dominate the automotive market in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The compan...
08:19 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Google takes Hire, its G Suite recruitment platform, to its first global markets, UK and Canada
The recruitment market is big business — worth some $554 billion annually according to the most recent report from the World Employment Confederation. In the tech world, that translates into a b...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch SumUp acquires multi-channel e-commerce platform Shoplo
SumUp, the London-based fintech company that enables small businesses to take card payments via its device and online, has acquired “multi-channel” e-commerce platform Shoplo. Terms of the...
07:17 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Indias Swiggy goes beyond food to offer product delivery from local stores
Swiggy, the Indian food delivery service, has made its much anticipated moved into general deliveries today after it announced its new ‘stores’ product. The move has been speculated since ...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Car rental startup Virtuo picks up 20M Series B
Virtuo, the Paris-headquartered car rentals startup, has raised 20 million in Series B funding. The round is backed by Iris Capital, Balderton Capital and Raise Ventures, and will be used to continue ...
05:58 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Y Combinators latest batch of startups is too big for one Demo Day stage
Y Combinator has been steadily ushering in more and more startups into its classes, but this year the poll position accelerator is having to make some major logistical adjustments to accommodate just ...
05:39 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Mayor Bill de Blasio says bringing Amazon HQ2 to New York City is mission critical
During a state legislature hearing today, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said it is mission critical that Amazon build HQ2 in Long Island City. De Blasios remarks come a few days after a report th...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon looked to the past to build the future
Over the last 20 years, smart home gadgets have evolved from fantasy to commodity. Walk into Best Buy and there are dozens of products that take just a few minutes to set up. Its wonderful. Even bette...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch Another fine mesh
Amazon’s acquisition of mesh router company Eero is a smart play that adds a number of cards to its hand in the rapidly evolving smart home market. Why shouldn’t every router be an Echo, a...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch E-commerce startup Zilingo raises $226M to digitize Asias fashion supply chain
If you’re looking for the next unicorn in Southeast Asia, Zilingo might just be it. The 3.5-year-old e-commerce company announced today that it has raised a Series D round worth $226 million to ...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2019
Techcrunch InReach Ventures, the AI-powered European VC, closes new 53M fund
InReach Ventures, the so-called “AI-powered” venture capital firm based in London, is announcing the first closing of a new 53 million fund targeting early-stage European technology compan...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Hulu greenlights Howard the Duck and three other animated Marvel shows
Four new animated Marvel series, plus a crossover special, are coming to Hulu. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hulu has greenlit “MODOK,” “Hit-Monkey,” “Tigra & ...
11:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Jobvite raises $200M and acquires three recruitment startups to expand its platform play
Jobvite, the company that was once an early mover in leveraging social networks to help source job opportunities and find interesting candidates for openings, is today announcing two big moves to doub...
10:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Bevy acquires community-focused networking company CMX
Bevy announced today that it has acquired CMX, which it describes as “the world’s largest community for community professionals.” In other words, CMX is trying to connect and support...
10:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch DoorDash is reportedly raising $500M at a $6B valuation
Just days after Postmates filed confidential paperwork for an initial public offering, the latest news in the on-demand delivery space is that competitor DoorDash is in the process of raising a $500 m...
10:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon is buying home mesh router startup, Eero
Amazon is about to expand its smart home offerings in a big way. The company just announced its intention to acquire Bay Area-based home mesh router startup, Eero. Its a pretty clear fit for the onlin...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Hands-on with an Alpha build of Google Maps Augmented Reality mode
I think most of us have had this experience, especially when you’re in a big city: you step off of public transit, take a peek at Google Maps to figure out which way you’re supposed to go&...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Lyft puts $700K toward Oaklands underserved communities
Lyft is donating $700,000 to TransForm, an organization focused on improving access to transportation in underserved areas throughout California. In partnership with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Lyft a...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Lenovo Watch X was riddled with security bugs, researcher says
Lenovo’s Watch X was widely panned as “absolutely terrible.”As it turns out, so was its security. The low-end $50 smartwatch was one of Lenovo’s cheapest smartwatches. Availabl...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch US iPhone users spent $79 last year, up 36% from 2017
Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch US iPhone users spent, on average, $79 on apps last year, up 36% from 2017
Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service
LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users globally — says that video is the fastest-growing format on its platform alongside original written work...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Russia plans to test a kill switch that disconnects the country from the internet
As a cyber-defensive measure, the Russian government will reportedly perform a trial run of a measure that would effectively cut off the country from the rest of the world’s web. Last year, Russ...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Lilt is building a machine translation business with humans at the core
The ability to quickly and automatically translate anything you see using a web service is a powerful one, yet few expect much from it other than a tolerable version of a foreign article, menu, or str...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Gmail gets a useful right-click menu
Google is giving Gmail a new right-click menu. And it’s about time. While you’ve long been able to right-click on any email in your inbox, your options were always limited. You could archi...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Mars One goes bankrupt as reality catches up to the doomed space scam
A grand mission to Mars that was always light on details has come to a decidedly terrestrial end. Mars One, a controversial space exploration project that made it as far as the “highly produced ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch YC is hosting interviews in New York in a couple of weeks; heres what you need to know ahead of time
For years, the popular accelerator program Y Combinator has interviewed applicants to its program in the Bay Area, reimbursing teams for their travel expenses. It will continue to do so, but the outfi...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Epix launches a $6 per month streaming service offering 4K video and offline access
MGM-owned Epix is joining other premium networks like HBO, Showtime and Starz with the launch of its own over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters. The service, called Epix Now, offers acce...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Paris sues Airbnb for illegal listings and seeks $14.2 million
The City of Paris first warned Airbnb, and it is now taking action. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, told the JDD that the city is suing the company for 1,010 illegal listings. The fine could be wort...
06:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Im digging this ridiculous $19 folding laptop stand
Ask me in a couple of months what I think about the Moft. Right now, Im actually digging it. Granted, I didnt have particularly high hopes for a $19 (for Kickstarter early-birds) fiberglass and faux l...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Taali takes its popped water lily snacks from Y Combinator to the world
Aditya and Aarti Kochhar Kaji didn’t set out to start the snack food business Taali Foods when they were studying for their business degrees at Harvard. The couple both hail from Mumbai and met ...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: SoftBank bets big on autonomous delivery
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...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Marketing company Zeta Global hires Ben Hayes as its first chief privacy officer
Zeta Global, the well-funded marketing technology company founded by CEO David A. Steinberg and former Apple CEO John Sculley, has hired its first chief privacy officer Ben Hayes, who was previously ...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Reddit confirms $300M Series D led by Chinas Tencent at $3B value
Last week TechCrunch reported that Reddit was raising $150 million from Chinese tech giant Tencent and up to $150 million more in a Series D that would value the company at $2.7 billion pre-money or $...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch C2A raises $6.5M for its in-car cybersecurity platform
Cars are now essentially computers on wheels — and like every computer, they are susceptible to attacks. It’s no surprise then that there’s a growing number of startups that are work...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch New figures highlight the iPhones rough quarter in China
When Apple issued revised guidance for its quarterly earnings last month, the company singled out China as a primary driver for its disappointing result. Sure enough, iPhone revenue declined 15 percen...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Google Docs gets an API for task automation
Google today announced the general availability of a new API for Google Docs that will allow developers to automate many of the tasks that users typically do manually in the company’s online off...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Apple partners with VA to bring Health Records to veterans
Apple announced this morning it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make the Health Records feature on iPhones available to veterans. The deal will allow veterans to vie...
04:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook urged to offer an API for political ad transparency research
Facebook has been called upon to provide good faith researchers with an API to enable them to study how political ads are spreading and being amplified on its platform. A coalition of European academi...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung promises a better look at its folding phone next week
Samsungs not telling us anything we dont already know with its latest teaser. But before I hop on yet another flight to San Francisco, its good to know Im getting a little more bang for my (well, Veri...
03:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Softbanks next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro
Nuro, the autonomous delivery startup, has raised $940 million in financing from the Softbank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire em...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft video teases HoloLens 2 ahead of MWC launch
One of Mobile World Congresss most anticipated reveals isnt a phone at all. Microsoft is expected to announce the next generation HoloLens headset at an already-announced event on February 24, and the...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Bumble launches Spotlight, its own version of Tinders Boost
Bumble, currently Tinder’s biggest rival in the dating app market, today launched its own version of Tinder’s “Boost” feature. On Bumble, it’s being called “Spotlig...
02:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Trumps planned AI initiative includes education, but lacks key details
This weekend, the Trump administration shed more light on the American A.I. Initiative, a plan the President is set to sign today, in hopes of helping keep the U.S. at the forefront of innovation. The...
02:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Nordic banking app Lunar Way raises 13M
Lunar Way, the Nordic banking app that’s riding new EU regulation to help inject more competition into the region, has raised 13 million in new funding. The round is led by SEED Capital, with pa...
02:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Melonport dissolves in favor of its protocol, setting a new bar for the blockchain world
In the world of blockchain, it is the sector of Fintech where most think Satoshis invention will have the greatest impact. And in finance there are few more elite worlds than those of asset management...
01:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch PerimeterX secures $43M to protect web apps from bot attacks
We know by now that modern website attacks are typically automated, as armies of bots knock on doors until they inevitably find vulnerabilities and take advantage. PerimeterX, a San Francisco startup ...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse
The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by theSunday Timesyester...
07:45 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Sean Parkers govtech Brigade breaks up, Pinterest acqhires engineers
Facebook co-founder Sean Parker bankrolled Brigade to get out the vote and stimulate civic debate, but after five years and little progress the startup is splitting up, multiple sources confirm to Tec...
07:31 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Two former Qualcomm engineers are using AI to fix Chinas healthcare problem
Artificial intelligence is widely heralded as something that could disrupt the jobs market across the board potentially eating into careers as varied as accountants, advertising agents, reporters and...
05:12 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Xiaomi-backed electric toothbrush Soocas raises $30 million Series C
China’s Soocascontinues to jostle with global toothbrush giants as it raises 200 million yuan ($30 million) in a series C funding round. The Shenzhen-based oral care manufacturer has secured the...
04:01 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Saudi Arabia denies involvement in leak of Jeff Bezos private messages
In his extraordinary Medium post last week accusing American Media Inc of extortion and blackmail, Bezos hinted (but did not explicitly state) that there may be a connection between Saudi Arabia and t...
03:21 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2019
Techcrunch Aurora cofounder and CEO Chris Urmson on the companys new investor, Amazon, and much more
You might not think of self-driving technologies and politics having much in common, but at least in one way, they overlap meaningfully: yesterdays enemy can be tomorrows ally. Such was the message we...
09:39 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2019
Techcrunch Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach
It’s bad enough that dating sites are a pit of exaggerations and inevitable disappointment, they’re also a hot target for hackers. Dating sites aren’t considered the goldmine of pers...
06:31 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Netflixs Velvet Buzzsaw is lethally dull
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and writer-director Dan Gilroy who worked together on the creepy crime thriller “Nightcrawler” have reunited for a new Netflix Original film, “Velvet Bu...
06:10 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2019
Techcrunch Companies raising supergiant VC arent getting any younger
Despite the fact that supergiant venture capital rounds have becomean almost everyday occurrence, the age at which companies close their first nine-figure funding deal hasnt really changed....
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2019
Techcrunch Privacy is a commons
“The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society,” quoth Wikipedia, “held in common, not owned privately.” We live in an era of surveil...
12:33 am GMT - Sun, February 10, 2019
Techcrunch Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?
The German Federal Cartel Office’s decisionto order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platfor...
08:32 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2019
Techcrunch Fitbits newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members
Fitbit has a new fitness tracker, but it’s one that you can’t buy in stores. The company quietly uncorked the Inspire on Friday, releasing its first product that is available only to corpo...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2019
Techcrunch What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019
Ive said it before, and Ill say it again: 2019 just might be the year that smartphones get fun again. After years of similar form factors and slight upgrades, the mobile industrys back is against the ...
07:53 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix reportedly paid $10M for campaign documentary featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Freshman Congresswomen and meme queenAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez is headed to Netflix. The streaming service saidthis week that it has snapped up ‘Knock Down the House,’ a Sundance award-winn...
07:08 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2019
Techcrunch Ambitious Singapore startup Delegate wants to bring its event booking platform to the US
It’s not often that you hear about a startup from Singapore with ambitions to expand to the U.S, but that’s exactly the goal for event booking serviceDelegate. Founded in August 2015, the ...
05:09 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2019
Techcrunch Startup names may have passed peak weirdness
For years, decades even, startup names have been getting weirder. This isnt a scientific verdict, but it is how things have seemed to someone who spends a lot of hours perusing this stuff....
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2019
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Spotify gets acquisitive and Instacart screws up
This week in startups: Turvo takes center stage, a mental health unicorn emerges and Reddit rakes in cash....
12:33 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2019
Techcrunch Feel the beep: This album is played entirely on a PC motherboard speaker
If you're craving a truly different sound with which to slay the crew this weekend, look no further than System Beeps, a new album by shiru8bit though you may have to drag your old 486 out of storage...
10:32 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Transportation Weekly: Amazons secret acquisition and all the AV feels
Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B today and in th...
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Waymo CTO on the companys past, present and what comes next
A decade ago, about a dozen or so engineers gathered at Google’s main Mountain View campus on Charleston Road to work on Project Chauffeur, a secret endeavor housed under the tech giant’s ...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook picks up retail computer vision outfit GrokStyle
If you've ever seen a lamp or chair that you liked and wished you could just take a picture and find it online, well, GrokStyle let you do that and now the company has been snatched up by Facebook to...
09:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Lyft says it has more wheelchair accessible vehicles available in NYC
Lyft, which has faced at least onelawsuit pertaining to its alleged discrimination against people with physical abilities, announced today it has expanded its wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV) servi...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch FDA chief summons Altria and JUUL to Washington to discuss teen vaping
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling Altria and Juul to meet in Washington to discuss their tie-up and how it impacts the companies’ plans to combat teen vaping. Earlier ...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Athenascope nabs $2.5M seed led by First Round to bring gamers AI-edited highlight reels
As massive cross-platform gaming titles become even larger time-sucks for a lot of people, it’s probably worth reflecting on how to savor your in-game accomplishments. Streaming of eSports celeb...
07:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon Live is the retailers latest effort to take on QVC with live-streamed video
Amazon is taking on QVC with the launch ofAmazon Live,which features live-streamed video shows from Amazon talent as well as those from brands that broadcast their own live streams through a new app,A...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch One of Teslas biggest investors upped its stake by more than $30M
Baillie Gifford& Co., the second-biggest shareholder ofTeslastock, has increased its stake in the electric automaker and energy storage company. A regulator filing posted Friday shows Baillie incr...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch OakNorth raises $440 million from SoftBank and Clermont
British startup OakNorth has raised a $440 million funding round from SoftBanks Vision Fund as well as the Clermont Group. The company is creating a digital bank and focuses on loans for small and med...
06:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Carbonite to acquire endpoint security company Webroot for $618.5M
Carbonite, the online backup and recovery company based in Boston, announced late yesterday that it will be acquiring Webroot, an endpoint security vendor, for $618.5 million in cash. The company beli...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon may be rethinking its New York City headquarters
Amazons decision to open HQ2 in New York City has been acontroversial decision since day one. The company has been championing the estimated 25,000 jobs the move could bring to the metropolitan area, ...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmail
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...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Item tracking startup Adero is laying off 45% of staff, just weeks after it pivoted
Pivots can be the making of a startup, helping teams refocus on a good idea when previous things haven’t worked. But sometimes, they are just one more step on a difficult track. TechCrunch has l...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Ubers JUMP bikes are seeing high utilization rates
In the past year, more than 63,000 people took 625,000 rides on JUMP bikes in San Francisco, JUMP announced today. Each JUMP bike in San Francisco saw an average of seven rides per bike per day compar...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch How to prepare for an investment apocalypse
Micah Rosenbloom Contributor Micah Rosenbloom is a venture partner at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor Business school grads and quants are winning the battle to create the next P�...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Apple turns Ariana Grande and other musicians into Memoji for its latest ads
Just in time for the Grammy Awards, Apple has unveiled three new ads for Apple Music, featuring new singles from Ariana Grande, Khalid and Florida Georgia Line. In each video, the musicians have been ...
03:33 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Mixtape podcast: Instacarts apologetic week
Its that time of the week again when Megan Rose Dickey and I talk about the good and could-be-better tech companies.This week, we talked about Instacartgetting caught shorting its shoppers out of doug...
03:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Luxury handbag marketplace Rebag raises $25M to expand to 30 more stores
Rebag, an online resale marketplace for luxury handbags, is getting another infusion of capital as it prepares to expand its offline retail operations. The company this week announced $25 million in S...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Extend Fertility banks $15M Series A to help women freeze their eggs
Regal Healthcare Capital Partners backs Extend Fertility with $15 million to help the egg-freezing service expand to new markets....
02:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch AMI defends good faith negotiations with Jeff Bezos but will investigate blackmail allegation
It’s the morning after the night before for AMI. And what a night it was.The company is officially in damage control mode after it released a short statement defending its communication and beha...
02:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Sprint calls AT&Ts 5G E label false advertising in new lawsuit
While its true that its going to take some time before most of us will actually be able to enjoy the benefits of 5G, that doesnt mean you cant sit back and enjoy the fireworks right now. AT&Ts ado...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Opera adds a free VPN to its Android browser app
Opera became the first browser-maker to bundle a VPN with its service, and now that effort is expanding to mobile. The company announced today that its Android browser app will begin offering a free V...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify
Hello, and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate Clark and I sat down to get through the biggest news in ...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Thousands of industrial refrigerators can be remotely defrosted, thanks to default passwords
Security researchers have found thousands of exposed internet-connected industrial refrigerators that can be easily remotely instructed to defrost. More than 7,000 vulnerable temperature controlled sy...
12:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers
Spotify will take a harder stance on ad blockers in its updated terms of service. In an email to users today, the streaming music and podcast platform said its new user guidelines mak[e] it clear that...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Dixa, the customer friendship platform, raises $14M
Dixa, a Copenhagen-based startup that offers a platform to help companies provide better and more consistent customer service across multiple channels, has raised $14 million in Series funding. The ro...
03:59 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch NASA releases the last light image taken by Kepler before it retired last year
NASA has released the final view taken by Kepler in September, shortly before the space telescope was retired after nearly a decade of unprecedented discoveries about the universe beyond our solar sys...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Google makes it easier for cheap phones and smart devices to encrypt your data
Encryption is an important part of the whole securing-your-data package, but it's easy to underestimate the amount of complexity it adds to any service or device. One part of that is the amount of pro...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2019
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmailing him and publishes the details himself
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he is being blackmailed with nude selfies by AMI, owner of the National Enquirer and reportedly protector of the President's reputation, over claims the publisher has acted ...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Gametime lets you buy tickets for games and concerts that have already started
Ticketing app Gametime is taking its last-minute approach about as far as it can go, with the launch of a new feature called LastCall. This allows users to purchase tickets through Gametime until 90 m...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram thinks you want IGTV previews in your home feed
If you can’t beat or join them…force feed ’em? That appears to be Instagram’s latest strategy for IGTV, which is now being shoved right into Instagram’s main feed, the co...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Autonomous cars are driving the reinvention of IP protection
Our concepts of intellectual property protection will need to evolve, if not require invention of new concepts, to enable transition to autonomous vehicles....
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code
Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps or face removal from the app store,Te...
09:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Congress flaunts its ignorance in House hearing on net neutrality
It's amazing, and yet should surprise no one, that this country's elected representatives can be either so cynical or so ignorant that two decades into the net neutrality debate, the basics still elud...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch IAC-owned publishing company Dotdash grew revenue by 44 percent last year
Holding company IAC just released its fourth quarter earnings report, which includes positive numbers for Dotdash, the rebranded company formerly known as About.com revenue increased 32 percent in th...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram and Facebook will start censoring graphic images of self-harm
In light of a recent tragedy, Instagram is updating the way it handles pictures depicting self-harm. Instagram and Facebook announced changes to their policies around content depicting cutting and oth...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch T-Mobile plans to offer la carte media subscriptions, but no TV skinny bundle
T-Mobile doesn’t want to compete with other carriers or teleco’s by developing its own “skinny bundle” of streaming TV channels, the company said today on its earnings call wit...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix launches smart downloads feature on iOS to automate offline viewing
Netflix today is launching a new feature on iOS devices that will help make it easier to watch its shows when you’re offline. The “smart downloads” feature, as it’s called, wil...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Apple to compensate teenager who found Group FaceTime eavesdrop bug
Apple has said it will compensate the teenager who first found a security bug in Group FaceTime that allowed usersto eavesdropbefore a call was picked up. The bug was initially reported to Apple by 14...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Woody Allen just sued Amazon for $68 million
Woody Allen filed a $68 million suit with the Southern District of New York today over a four-picture deal with Amazon. The suit arrives as Allens latest film, “A Rainy Day in New York” ha...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch MITs insulin pill could replace injections for people with diabetes
Insulin pills have long been a kind of Holy Grail for people living with diabetes. A research team at MIT believes it may have taken an important step toward that dream with a new blueberry-sized caps...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Someone could scoop up Slack before it IPOs
Earlier this week, Slack announced that it has filed the paperwork to go public at some point later this year. The big question is, will the company exit into the public markets as expected, or will o...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Instacart CEO apologizes
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...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Hired buys Y Combinator grad Py, launches assessment tool
To better measure aptitude of applicants, online career marketplace Hired has acquired Py, which helps companies like Opendoor and Niantic identify talent with app-based interactive courses on Python,...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch The Raspberry Pi store is much cooler than an Apple Store
The Raspberry Pi Foundation just unveiled a brand new project an actual store. If you live in Cambridge in the U.K., you can now buy a bunch of sweet Raspberry Pis to tinker and develop some cool stu...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Update to iOS 12.1.4 to re-enable Group FaceTime
That nasty FaceTime bug is now a thing of the past. You can now download and update your iPhone and iPad to re-enable Group FaceTime again. iOS 12.1.4 is a bug fix release and doesnt contain any new f...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch LGs next flagship is getting a 3D front-facing camera
LGs never been much on waiting for a big show to announce its latest offering. Mobile World Congress is still weeks away, and the company just dropped whats likely to be the biggest new feature of its...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Google Fiber pulls out of Louisville
It wasn’t that long ago that cities across theU.S. were vying for Google Fiber, the company’s high-speed internet service. Since the launch of the project in Kansas City in 2012, Google Fi...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Food delivery service Postmates confidentially files to go public
The 8-year-old business is backed by Spark Capital,Founders Fund, Uncork Capital, Slow Ventures and more....
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Foot Locker invests $100 million in GOAT Group
Foot Locker, the mostly mall-bound retailer of mass market sneakers, has invested $100 million in the sneaker marketplace and retailer of primarily rare and exclusive high-end athletic and lifestyle s...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Google open sources ClusterFuzz
Google today announced that it is open sourcing ClusterFuzz, a scalable fuzzing tool that can run on clusters with over 25,000 machines. The company has long used the tool internally and if you’...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch The Green New Deal is long on vision, short on details, and a potential windfall for startups
The Green New Deal has landed. Proposed by the rising star of the Democratic Party, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Senator Edward Markey, a longtime advocate for decarbonization in both ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Airbnb hires a global head of transportation
Airbnb has hired Fred Reid, the founding CEO of Virgin America, as its global head of transportation. ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Arnaud Thiercelin and Laura Major will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics AI April 18 at UC Berkeley
Just over two months out, and our third TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event is shaping up to be another good one. Weve already announced Anca Dragan, Alexei Efros, Hany Farid, Melonee Wise, Peter Barrett...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Segmented security startup Illumio raises $65M in Series E round
Illumio has raised $65 million in its latest round of funding led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the security startup has confirmed. The news comes just weeks after the company was expected to annou...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Subscription startup Scroll acquires news aggregator Nuzzel
Tony Haile, who previously led analytics company Chartbeat, is trying to rethink the business model for news at his new startup Scroll. Now he’s adding aggregation and curation to the mix with t...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch WeWork just made its first acquisition of 2019, snapping up a visitor identity and behavior company
WeWork is diving more aggressively into software sales. Just six months after spending $100 million in cash on Teem, a Salt Lake City-based office management startup, the company has acquired Euclid, ...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Honest Company cofounder Christopher Gavigan has a new, and newly funded, CBD startup called Prima
Christopher Gavigan, sitting in a crisp white shirt inside a small TechCrunch conference room, radiates energy, even in a late-day interview just hours before he’s scheduled to fly home from San...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Honest Company co-founder Christopher Gavigan has a new, and newly funded, CBD startup called Prima
Christopher Gavigan, sitting in a crisp white shirt inside a small TechCrunch conference room, radiates energy, even in a late-day interview just hours before he’s scheduled to fly home from San...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Subscription platform Substack adds podcast support
Substack started out by providing individual writers and publishers with a set of tools enabling them tocharge a subscription fee for their newsletters. Now it’s giving them the ability to do th...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Tech platforms called to support public interest research into mental health impacts
The tech industry has been called on to share data with public sector researchers so the mental health and psychosocial impacts of their service on vulnerable users can be better understood, and also ...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch DataSine raises $5.2M led by Pentech and Propel for its AI content marketing platform
By now, most of us should be familiar with the concept of the tailored news feed. Right now my Facebook feed (yes, Im still there, alas) has been messed up because Ive clicked on too many posts about ...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Interior Define and Monica Andy collaborate to make childrens furniture
It isn’t super common to find two entrepreneurs in one marriage, especially two entrepreneurs that want to work together. But married couple Rob and Monica Royer are making it happen with a new ...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon, Sequoia invest in self-driving car startup Aurora
Aurora, the buzzy startup founded by early pioneers of self-driving car technology who led programs atGoogle,Tesla, and Uber, has raised more than $530 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia and i...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft Azure sets its sights on more analytics workloads
Enterprises now amass huge amounts of data, both from their own tools and applications, as well as from the SaaS applications they use. For a long time, that data was basically exhaust. Maybe it was s...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Match Group fully acquires relationship-focused app Hinge
Last year, Match Group acquired a 51 percent stake in the relationship-focused dating app Hinge, in order to diversify its portfolio of dating apps led by Tinder. The company has now confirmed that it...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Optimus Ride deploys more self-driving vehicles
Optimus Ride,an MIT spinoff, is gearing up to deploy its self-driving vehicles within a mixed-use development located in Reston, Virginia. Thanks to a partnership with Brookfield Properties, Optimus R...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Meet the tiny startup that helped build Amazons Scout robot
When Amazon unveiled a six-wheeled urban delivery robot called Scout a couple of weeks ago, its website was pretty definitive about who was behind it. These devices were created by Amazon, the page re...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Motorolas G7 line arrives this spring, starting at $199
Weeks of leaks havent left much to the imagination. But for those waiting for the real thing, the latest iteration of Motorolas budget G line just became officially official as of this morning and wi...
12:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Gong.io nabs $40M investment to enhance CRM with voice recognition
With traditional CRM tools, sales people add basic details about the companies to the database, then a few notes about their interactions. AI has helped automate some of that, but Gong.io wants to tak...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: Zimbabwes net blackout, Partechs $143M fund, Andelas $100M raise, Flutterwaves pivot
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 Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter Q4 beats on sales of $909M and EPS of $0.33, but MAUs slump to just 321M
After strong results from Facebook and Snap this quarter, all eyes were on Twitter to see if the other big, publicly listed social network could deliver a hat trick of growth. If we judged the company...
11:12 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch German antitrust office limits Facebooks data-gathering
A lengthy antitrust probe into how Facebook gathers data on users has resulted in Germany’s competition watchdog banning the social network giant from combining data on users across its own suit...
08:15 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Deepomatic raises $6.2 million for its industrial computer vision technology
French startup Deepomatic just raised a new funding round of $5.1 million in equity funding and $1.1 million in debt. Hi Inov is leading the round, with Alven Capital and Bertrand Diard also participa...
07:23 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Skype can now blur the background during video calls
Thanks to the rise of WhatsApp and other free calling and messaging apps,Skype is no longer the go-to service it once was for many people. But the company just added a new feature which might raise it...
06:33 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Musiio raises $1M to let digital music services use AI for curation
Musiio, a Singapore-based startup that uses AI to help digital music companies withdiscovery and creation, has pulled in a $1 million seed round. The capital comes from Singapore’s Wavemaker Par...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Car subscription service Cluno scores $28M in Series B funding led by Peter Thiels Valar Ventures
Cluno, the Munich startup providing what it calls a car subscription service, has raised $28 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Valar Ventures, the U.S.-based venture capital firm founde...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch The plot to revive Mt. Gox and repay victims Bitcoin
It was the Lehman Brothers of blockchain.850,000 Bitcoin disappeared when cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox imploded in 2014 after a series of hacks. The incident cemented the industry’s reputatio...
12:05 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2019
Techcrunch Tink, the European open banking platform, scores 56M in new funding
Tink, the European open banking platform headquartered in Sweden, has deposited 56 million in new funding. Leading the round is U.S.-based Insight Venture Partners. Existing backers Sunstone, SEB, Nor...
11:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Fabula AI is using social spread to spot fake news
UK startup Fabula AI reckons it’s devised a way for artificial intelligence to help user generated content platforms get on top of the disinformation crisis that keeps rocking the world of socia...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Flickr will hold off on deleting photos until March 12th
If you’ve got a Flickr account, hopefully you’re already aware: the free 1 terabyte plan is going away. If you’re on a free Flickr account, the company is only going to let you keep ...
10:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Facebooks head of comms hits the road after 8 years at the company
Facebook head of communications Caryn Marooney is leaving for greener pastures, she announced today, on Facebook of course. She joins the growing number of executives and high-level employees departin...
10:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Sonos CFO Michael Giannetto will retire later this year
At the tail end of its shareholder letter for Q1 2019, Sonos disclosed that the company’s chief financial officer, Mike Giannetto, will be retiring “later this year.” Giannetto has b...
10:35 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking
Many major companies, likeAir Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps. In most cases you won’t even realize it. And they don’t need t...
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Weather and climate-related disasters cost the US $80 billion in 2018, but go ahead and say climate change isnt real
Weather and climate-related disasters cost the U.S. economy $80 billion last year — and have hit the nation’s bottom line to the tune of roughly $100 billion per year over the last five ye...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Why Spotify is betting big on podcasting
Podcasting revenues hit $314 million in 2017, according to a third-party survey released last summer. Its a large number for whats been historically regarded as a niche and difficult to monetize mediu...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Eclipse Ventures in Palo Alto just added two more big wheels as general partners
Mike McNamara retired from the electronics manufacturing giant and services business Flex last December after 12 years as CEO of the company – – and another 12 working his way up to the co...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook will reveal who uploaded your contact info for ad targeting
Facebook’s crack down on non-consensual ad targeting last year will finally produce results. In March, TechCrunch discovered Facebook planned to require advertisers to pledge that they had permi...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch How students are founding, funding and joining startups
Young founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them. ...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch References to next-gen Oculus Rift S headset reportedly found in internal code
After we broke the news in November that Oculus’s former CEO had left the company partially due to disagreements on the company’s PC hardware direction, including the cancellation of a hig...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Blue Apron hopes lower-cost meal kits, now on Jet in NYC, will help save its business
Blue Apron is introducing a lower-cost version of its meal kits, initially only for Jet.com shoppers in the greater New York City metro area. The new kits, called “Knick Knacks,” still req...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Instacart CEO apologizes for tipping debacle
On the heels of a recently-filed class action lawsuit over wages and tips, as well as drivers and shoppers speaking out about Instacarts alleged practices of subsidizing wages with tips, Instacart is ...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch SpaceX and Boeing commercial crew capsule test dates slip yet again
One of the most important upcoming events in the space industry is undoubtedly the advent of SpaceX and Boeing's competing crew-bearing capsules, which the companies have been working on for years. Bu...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Robins robotic mowers now have a patented doggie door just for them
Back in 2016 we had Robin up on stage demonstrating the possibility of a robotic mower as a service rather than just something you buy. They're still going strong, and just introduced and patented wha...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft really, really, really doesnt want you to buy Office 2019
Microsoft launched a new ad campaign for its Office suite today. Usually, that’s not something especially interesting, but this one is a bit different. Instead of simply highlighting the feature...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Investigation finds e-scooters a cause of 1,500 accidents
An investigation by Consumer Reports may force electric scooter businesses to double back on safety measures....
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor
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...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Pluto TV will expand its free service with paid subscriptions, says new owner Viacom
Last month, Viacom picked up free streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash. This week, the company spoke in more detail about its plans for Pluto TV – including its potential to for a...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Microsofts Build developer conference returns to Seattle May 6 to 8
Microsoft’s Build developer conference is returning to Seattle May 6 to 8. This is a bit of a surprise since Microsoft itselfleaked May 7 to 9 as Build’s dates last month, after all. But t...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Microsofts Build developer conference returns to Seattle May 6-8
Microsoft’s Build developer conference is returning to Seattle May 6 to 8. This is a bit of a surprise since Microsoft itselfleaked May 7 to 9 as Build’s dates last month, after all. But t...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Lime raises $310 million Series D round led by Bain Capital
Lime just announced it has raised a $310 million Series D round. Led by Bain Capital, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Ventures, GV and IVP, the round values Lime at $2.4 billion....
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Lime raises $310 million Series D round led by Bain Capital and others
Lime just announced it has raised a $310 million Series D round. Led by Bain Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Ventures, GV and IVP, the round values Lime at $2.4 billion. “This new investm...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Lime raises $310 million Series D round led by Bain Capital Ventures and others
Lime just announced it has raised a $310 million Series D round. Led by Bain Capital Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Ventures, GV and IVP, the round values Lime at $2.4 billion. “This ne...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Google doubles down on its Asylo confidential computing framework
Last May, Google introduced Asylo, an open source framework for confidential computing, a technique favored by many of the big cloud vendors because it allows you to set up trusted execution environme...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Profits at The New York Times show media dinosaurs are ruling the internet
Today’s news that the (failing?)New York Times reported net income of $55.2 million, after losses a year earlier — and that its digital business raked in $709 million — is just one i...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Big companies are not becoming data-driven fast enough
I remember watching MIT professor Andrew McAfee years ago telling stories about the importance of data over gut feeling, whether it was predicting successful wines or making sound business decisions. ...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Disney streaming service will feature non-Disney content at launch
Disney’s soon-to-launch streaming service and Netflix competitor, known as Disney+, will include non-Disney programming at launch, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed in a call with investors followin...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Uber Freight co-founders and top dealmakers join logistics startup Turvo
Uber Freight co-founders Charlie Bergevin and Brian Cristol have left for Turvo, a venture-funded collaborative logistics platform....
02:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch NYC launches partnership network, The Grid, to help grow urban tech ecosystem
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) andCIV:LAB – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting urban tech leaders – have announced the launch of The Grid, a member-based part...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals
Six months after an episode of “Homeland” showed hackers exploiting security vulnerabilities in the (fictional) Vice President’s pacemaker, Mike Kijewski, the founder of a new startu...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch UK moves towards driverless car tests without safety drivers
The UK government has announced it’s working on a process to support so-called ‘advanced trials’ of autonomous vehicles — i.e. trials without human safety drivers. It also says...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch UK moves toward driverless car tests without safety drivers
The U.K. government has announced it’s working on a process to support so-called “advanced trials” of autonomous vehicles — i.e. trials without human safety drivers. It also sa...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Meditation app Calm hits unicorn status with fresh $88 million funding
Calm, the meditation and wellness app that launched back in 2012, has today announced the close of an $88 million Series B financing with a valuation of $1 billion. (We have not been able to clarify w...
12:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify reports 29% rise in MAUs to 207M but misses on Q4 revenues of $1.702B
Spotify continues to see growing uptake for its all-you-can-eat streaming music (and increasingly podcast) services, even as it fell short of analyst expectations on sales in its earnings. In Q4 resul...
11:41 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push, earmarks $500M for more deals
Spotify is going after podcasts in a major way in 2019. The music streaming service today confirmed that it has snapped up two podcastnetworks — Gimlet and Anchor — in undisclosed deals. B...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch vArmour, a security startup focused on multi-cloud deployments, raises $44M
As more organizations move to cloud-based IT architectures, a startup that’s helping them secure that data in an efficient way has raised some capital. vArmour, which provides a platform to help...
11:16 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Global investor SparkLabs launches a consultancy business for corporates
Global investor SparkLabs is adding another business lineafter it announced a new consultancy division that’s aimed at working with Fortune 500 companies and other global corporates keen to deep...
10:17 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Retail technology platform Relex raises $200M from TCV
Amazon’s formidable presence in the world of retail stems partly from the fact that it’s just not a commerce giant, it’s also a tech company — building solutions and platforms ...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Uber competitor Chauffeur-Priv rebrands to Kapten
French company Chauffeur-Priv is going to expand aggressively over the next couple of years. Thats why the company is changing its name to Kapten a name that sounds less French. We wanted to share wi...
09:37 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Hatch, Rovios Netflix for gaming, picks up NTT Docomo as a strategic investor
Rovio’s efforts to diversify beyond its Angry Birds franchise is getting a little investment boost today. The company announced that Japan’s NTT Docomo is taking a stake in Hatch, a Rovio ...
07:50 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Chinese e-commerce challenger Pinduoduo is raising over $1 billion more
The price of competing with e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com is immense. That’s evidenced by challenger Pinduoduo, commonly known as PDD, which israising more than $1 billion in fresh capita...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Raisin raises $114M for its pan-European marketplace for savings and investment products
Raisin, the pan-European fintech marketplace for savings and investment products, is disclosing that it has raised $114 million in Series D funding. Existing investors Index Ventures, PayPal, Ribbit C...
05:11 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch YouTubes CEO says it will continue addressing monetization issues, admits Rewind 2018 was cringey
In an open letter to YouTube creators today, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki admitted that even her kids think Rewind 2018 is cringey. Meant as a celebratory recap, the video has garnered a record-setting ...
02:59 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Instacart faces class-action lawsuit regarding wages and tips
Instacart is facing another class-action lawsuit pertaining to the way it pays its independent contractors, NBC News reports. Instacart guarantees its workers at least $10 per job, but workers are all...
01:38 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Two more bangers for the Switchs NES selection: Kirby and Super Mario Bros 2
Nostalgia for the NES is high following the success of Nintendo's classic mini consoles and the launch of its Switch Online service, which just got a couple more great additions to its selection of 8-...
01:38 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Two more bangers for the Switchs NES selection: Kirby and Super Mario Bros. 2
Nostalgia for the NES is high following the success of Nintendo's classic mini consoles and the launch of its Switch Online service, which just got a couple more great additions to its selection of 8-...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch Watch the 2019 State of the Union address here (or not)
It's that time again time to hear what kind of state our precious union is in. For those of you inclined to watch the temporarily delayed speech by the President, you can of course watch it in a bar ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2019
Techcrunch The next integration evolution blockchain
Over the years, businesses and their systems are getting more integrated, forming industry-specific trustless networks, and blockchain technology is in the foundation of this evolutionary step....
11:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla has opened an Amazon store to spread its swag far and wide
Tesla has had a brisk merch business for years now, thanks to its fervent owner base and fans, who are enthusiastic supporters of the company and its CEO Elon Musk. But until now, those Tesla-branded ...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Googles still not sharing cloud revenue
Google has shared its cloud revenue exactly once over the last several years. Silence tends to lead to speculation to fill the information vacuum. Luckily there are some analyst firms who try to fill ...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch This Marie Kondo-inspired Twitter tool will help you declutter your timeline so it again sparks joy
Does your Twitter timeline spark joy? If you’re like most people, probably not. Over the years, you probably politely followed back a few too many Twitter accounts, and now have a timeline fille...
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Official emoji debut for disabled folks, service dogs, waffles and more
A gaggle of new emoji have just been approved by the Unicode Consortium, meaning they'll be standard across any platforms that choose to support them. This batch includes some much-needed representati...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Angela Ahrendts is leaving Apple
Angela Ahrendts will depart Apple in April, almost exactly five years after taking on a role as the company’s senior vice president of retail. Apple says Ahrendts is leaving “for new perso...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Snapchat shares soar as it stops losing users, shrinks losses in Q4
Snapchat isn’t growing again, but at least it didn’t hemorrhageany more users in its Q4 earnings report. The company stayed flat at 186 million daily users after falling from 191 million i...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Snapchats Android usage keeps falling but rebuild tests well
Snap has finally begun publicly testing the engineering overhaul of its slow and buggy Android app that for years has cost Snapchat users. Promising early results and reduction in app startup time cou...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Healthcare by 2028 will be doctor-directed, patient-owned and powered by visual technologies
Evan Nisselson Contributor Evan Nisselson is a partner at LDV Capital. More posts by this contributor Deep learning with synthetic data will democratize the tech industry The war over artificial intel...
08:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch SF also denies JUMPs electric scooter appeal
A neutral hearing officer in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has denied Uber -owned JUMP’s appeal regarding the SFMTA’s decision to not provide JUMP a permit to operate s...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Google Home can now translate conversations on-the-fly
Just last month, Google showed off an “Interpreter mode” that would let Google Home devices act as an on-the-fly translator. One person speaks one language, the other person speaks another...
08:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch NASA cubecraft WALL-E and EVE sign off after historic Mars flyby
A NASA mission that sent two tiny spacecraft farther out than any like them before appears to have come to an end: Cubesats MarCO-A and B (nicknamed WALL-E and EVE) are no longer communicating from th...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Play Iconary, a simple drawing game that hides a deceptively deep AI
It may not seem like it takes a lot of smarts to play a game like Pictionary, but in fact it involves a lot of subtle and abstract visual and linguistic skills. This AI built to play a game like it is...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Showing the power of startup womens health brands, P&G buys This is L
The P&G acquisition of This is L., a startup retailer of period products andprophylactics, shows just how profitable investing in women’s healthcare brands and products can be. A person with...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch PSA: Go back up your Flickr photos before theyre deleted
Do you have a Flickr account? Does it have over 1,000 photos? Go back them up, or you might lose a bunch of them forever. We’ve known for a few months now that Flickr was prepping to drop its st...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Lawsuits no longer lingering, Hippo brings its service for buying discount drugs to market
The long and litigious saga of Hippo Technologies may finally be over now that the company is finally launching its service to sell discounted prescription drugs to members just three months after set...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Lawsuits no longer lingering, Hippo brings to market its service for buying discount drugs
The long and litigious saga of Hippo Technologies may finally be over now that the company is finally launching its service to sell discounted prescription drugs to members just three months after set...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Reddit is raising a huge round near a $3 billion valuation
Reddit is raising $150 million to $300 million to keep the front page of the Internet running, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. The forthcoming Series D round is said to be led by Chinese tech giant ...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Facebook lets you unsend recent messages
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...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Workwell wants to be the companion app for your office building
French startup Workwell has released a major update to its platform. The company now provides an app to manage as many things related to your office building as possible from your phone. The company s...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Target expands its 1 percent back loyalty program, Target Circle, to more U.S. markets
Target is expanding access to its new loyalty program that rewards shoppers for returning to its stores by offering 1 percent back on their next trip, among other perks. The program, called Target Cir...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Target expands its 1 percent back loyalty program, Target Circle, to more US markets
Target is expanding access to its new loyalty program that rewards shoppers for returning to its stores by offering 1 percent back on their next trip, among other perks. The program, called Target Cir...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch iOS 12.2 beta includes new Animojis and fake 5G logo
Apple has released a new beta version of iOS 12.2 yesterday. While the final version isnt available just yet, heres what you should expect: new Animojis and a fake 5G logo if youre an AT&T custome...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Apply to demo onstage at TC Sessions: Robotics AI 2019
The search is on! Were looking for exceptional early-stage robotics or AI companies to demo their technology onstage at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI on April 18 at UC Berkeley. Our day-long event takes ...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Talia Goldberg just became the newest partner at Bessemer Venture Partners
Talia Goldberg didn’t know what venture capital was, growing up around professionals in the medical field whose favorite dinner-time game was to describe a symptom, then ask those around the tab...
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Sonos unveils in-ceiling, in-wall and outdoor speakers
Sonos is partnering with Sonance for a new lineup of passive speakers. You can now pre-order in-ceiling, in-wall and outdoor Sonos speakers. These are weird products as you still need to connect those...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon invests in Hatch Baby, launches Baby Skill Activity API as it eyes up the next generation of parenting products
Amazon today is one of the biggest retailers of gear for babies and other parenting aides, and today the company is taking another two steps into that business and how it might develop in the future. ...
03:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Report: Smart speaker adoption in U.S. reaches 66M units, with Amazon leading
Smart speakers had a good holiday. Amazon already said its Echo Dot outsold all other items on its site this holiday season, which hinted toward the sizable growth for the voice-powered speaker market...
03:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Report: Smart speaker adoption in US reaches 66M units, with Amazon leading
Smart speakers had a good holiday. Amazon already said its Echo Dot outsold all other items on its site this holiday season, which hinted toward the sizable growth for the voice-powered speaker market...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Justice Department: No evidence of vote hacking during 2018 election
There is “no evidence to date” that any foreign government had a material impact on voting machines or infrastructure during the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new classified repor...
03:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook now lets everyone unsend messages for 10 minutes
Facebook has finally made good on its promise to let users unsend chats after TechCrunch discovered Mark Zuckerberg had secretly retracted some of his Facebook Messages from recipients. Today Facebook...
03:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Europes highest human rights court to hear challenge to UKs bulk surveillance regime
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has agreed to hear a legal challenge to the use of bulk data collection surveillance powers by UK intelligence agencies. Last September a...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Bots are cheap and effective. One startup trolls them into going away
Bots are ruining the internet. When they’re not pummeling a website with usernames and passwords from a long list of stolen credentials, they’re scraping the price of hotels or train ticke...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Super Bowl LIII set streaming records, while TV viewership saw massive drop
Football fans didn’t tune into this year’s Super Bowl coverage on TV in as large numbers as in years past. According to Nielsen, the big game drew an average televised audience of around 9...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Little Spoon gets $7M for its organic baby food delivery service
The startup, backed by Vaultier7 and Kairos, has delivered 1 million meals across the U.S. in the last year. ...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Signal Sciences secures $35 million investment to protect web apps
Signal Sciences, an LA-based firm that helps customer secure their web applications, announced a $35 million Series C investment today. Leading Edge Capital led the round (which seems appropriate, giv...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch By Humankind picks up $4M to rid your morning routine of single-use plastic
Single-use plastics are the scourge of the environment, which is why many lawmakers are working to eliminate them. Today, a new brand is launching to try and eliminate single-use plastic in the area o...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Famed investor Roger McNamee once advised Facebook. Now hes certain its destroying our democracy
A year ago, renowned investor Roger McNamee had much of Silicon Valley baffled. McNamee had made his name as a tech investor in the ’80s and ’90s before cofounding the private equity firm ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Ritual raises $25M for its subscription-based womens daily vitamin
Ritual is backed by Norwest Venture Partners, Forerunner Ventures and Founders Fund....
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Backed by Benchmark, Blue Hexagon just raised $31 million for its deep learning cybersecurity software
Nayeem Islam spent nearly 11 years with chipmaker Qualcomm, where he founded its Silicon Valley-based R&D facility, recruited its entire team and oversaw research on all aspects of security, inclu...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch BetterCloud can now manage any SaaS application
BetterCloud began life as a way to provide an operations layer for G Suite. More recently, after a platform overhaul, it began layering on a handful of other SaaS applications. Today, the company anno...
01:53 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Self-driving truck startup Ike raises $52 million
Ike, the autonomous trucking startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google, and Uber Advanced Technologies Group’s self-driving truck program, has raised $52 million in a Series A funding round l...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Vinli raises $13.5m Series B to expand its vehicle data intelligence platform
Connected car service provider Vinli today announced it closed a $13.5 million Series B financing round. The company says this infusion of capital allows it broaden its mobility services and integrati...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Plaid expands financial service API to include all US banks
Plaid, developers of financial services APIs, has been helping developers connect an app to a major US bank account for several years, but today they expanded that API to include all US banks, includi...
12:31 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Thriva expands its range of test-at-home kits to add female hormone and cortisol stress tests
UK home health analysis kit startup Thriva is adding three more products to its range later this month: A saliva-based cortisol stress test and two female hormone kits. The Seedcamp-backedUK startup h...
12:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Apple pays millions in backdated taxes to French authorities
Apple has agreed to pay back a large sum in backdated taxes. The company has confirmed the information to the AFP and Reuters. According to LExpress, Apple could have paid as much as 500 million ($572...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Tyra Banks is creating a tech-driven attraction called Modelland
Tyra Banks, the supermodel-turned-entrepreneur, has unveiled her latest venture. Dubbed Modelland, the in-person theme park-like experience will bring technology to the forefront, Banks told TechCrunc...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook bans four insurgent groups in Myanmar
Facebook is taking action in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country where the social network has been used to incite racial tension andviolence, after it banned four armed groups from its service. The U...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook bans four armed groups in Myanmar
Facebook is taking action in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country where the social network has been used to incite racial tension andviolence, after it banned four armed groups from its service. The U...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch HouseMyDog and Gudog merge in European dog walking roll up
Two dog walking and sitting startups are merging: HouseMyDog, the U.K.-headquartered online community that enables dog owners to find and book local trusted dog walkers and sitters, has agreed to join...
08:27 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Ousted Flipkart founder Binny Bansal aims to help 10,000 Indian founders with new venture
Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal’s next act is aimed at helping the next generation of startup founders in India. Bansal has already etched his name into India’s startup history after U.S....
08:01 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Databricks raises $250M at a $2.75B valuation for its analytics platform
Databricks, the company behind the Apache Spark big data analytics engine, today announced that it has raised a $250 million Series E round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Coatue Management, Microsoft and...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Codas programmable document editor comes out of beta, launches iOS app
Coda, which is coming out of its limited beta today, wants to reinvent how you think about documents and spreadsheets. That’s about as tough a challenge as you can set yourself, given how ingrai...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Festicket, the festival booking platform, picks up $4.6M backing from creative investor Edge Investments
Festicket, the U.K.-headquartered festival booking platform, has picked up another $4.6 million in funding, an extension of the startup’s $10.5 million Series D late last year. The new backing c...
06:56 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Apeel partners with Natures Pride to bring spoilage resistant fruits and veggies to Europe
Apeel Sciences, the developer of a new technology that makes fruits and vegetables more resistant to spoilage, and Natures Pride, one of the largest vendors of avocados and mangos in Europe, are partn...
06:42 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Toyotas new car subscription company Kinto is gamifying driving behavior
Toyota has officially launched Kinto, a company first revealed late last year that will manage a car subscription program and other mobility services in Japan, including the sale and purchase of used ...
06:01 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2019
Techcrunch Lunchr grabs $34 million for its corporate lunch card
French startup Lunchr is raising a $34 million funding round (30 million) from Index Ventures, with existing investors Daphni, Idinvest and Kima Ventures also participating. The company had already ra...
11:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Account linking could make Instagram the heir to Facebook Login
Teens’ aversion to Facebook jeopardizes not only the company’s feed ad revenue, but its dominance as an identity provider. The Facebook Login platform keeps people tied to the social netwo...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Equity Shot: All about Slacks confidential IPO filing
Hello, and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today we’re bringing back an old Equity format: The Shot. No, I h...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Alphabet revenues are up 22% but the stock is still dropping
Despite delivering a Q4 earnings revenue beat, Google parent company Alphabet’s stock is seeing a bit of a drop. The massive search company reported revenue of $39.3 billion, up 22 percent year-...
09:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Womens networking company Elpha launches out of Y Combinator
Leap, the women’s networking group that was developed by Y Combinator, is spinning out of the company with a new name — Elpha. Co-founded by Cadran Cowansage,Abadesi OsunsadeandKuan Luo,El...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Nests security system can now be a Google Assistant
A bit over a year after its release, Nest’s security alarm system is picking up a new trick: it can now double as a Google Assistant device. Nest announced the new functionality this afternoon, ...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch YouTube expands test of its Instagram-like Explore tab to more devices
YouTube is expanding the test of its “Explore” feature, a new discovery tool it first introduced as an experiment within its iPhone app last year. Similar to Instagram’s Explore page...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch VWs Electrify America will use Tesla battery packs to lower charging costs
Electrify America, theentity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, plans to install Tesla Powerpack battery systems at more th...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Google brings Chrome OS Instant Tethering to more Chromebooks and phones
Tetheringyour laptop and phone can be a bit of a hassle. Google’s Chrome OS has long offered a solution called Instant Tethering that makes the process automatic, but so far, this only worked fo...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Google launches Live Transcribe
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...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Firefox will soon mute all autoplaying videos
There are many things worse than autoplaying video and audio on the web. The world is a messy place, after all. But it sure is distracting when you surf to a website and suddenly some video starts pla...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Amazons 2018 acquisitions totaled $1.65B, led by PillPack and Ring
Amazon’s annual 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed the high prices the e-commerce giant paid for its two biggest M&A deals last year. According to the fil...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Periscopes latest feature turns your broadcast into a radio talk show
When it comes to live streaming, the viewer contributions are pretty light. In Periscope, you can drop a comment of leave a floating heart icon, but there isn’t a deep way to contribute to a str...
06:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Teslas Maxwell acquisition aims to give its batteries a boost
Tesla has acquiredenergy storage company Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $218 million, a deal aimed at helping the electric automaker improve its batteries and lower costs as more ...
06:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Teslas $218M Maxwell acquisition aims to give its batteries a boost
Tesla has acquiredenergy storage company Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $218 million, a deal aimed at helping the electric automaker improve its batteries and lower costs as more ...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Instagrams Adam Mosseri to meet UK health secretary over suicide content concerns
The still fresh-in-post boss of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has been asked to meet the UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, to discuss the social media platform’s handling of content that pro...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch After 5 years, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has transformed more than the stock price
Five years ago today, Satya Nadella took over as CEO at Microsoft, and by most any measure has been wildly successful. It’s common to look at the stock price as the defining metric of Nadella...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Workplace messaging platform Slack has confidentially filed to go public
The company has taken its first official step toward a rumored direct listing....
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Aurora Solars computer-generated installation maps pull in a $20M Series A
Solar installations are becoming a no-brainer for anyone with a roof in much of the country. But getting an estimate on how much it would cost and how much juice it would generate can be complicated a...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft acquires DataSense management from BrightBytes to step up its education play in Azure
One of Microsoft’s oldest and biggest verticals for its Azure cloud business has been education, and today it announced an acquisition that it hopes will help it deepen its reach: it has acquire...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Productboard raises further $10M for its product management system
Productboard, the San Francisco and Prague-based startup that offers product management software, has raised $10 million in further funding, adding to its Series A in July last year. The round is led ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch DoorDash partners with food stamp startup mRelief
On-demand food delivery startup DoorDash has partnered with mRelief, a startup focused on helping people access food stamps. As federal workers — especially low-wage workers like janitors, cooks...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: You gives us obnoxious millennials and their creepy stalkers
The confusingly-titled “You” first premiered on Lifetime last fall, but it’s moving to Netflix for its second season, making the show a Netflix Original and fair game for the Origin...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Crypto exchange Kraken acquires Crypto Facilities
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken just closed its biggest acquisition to date. The company is buying Crypto Facilities in a nine-figure deal. Crypto Facilities is an exchange and index provider regulated...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch 2nd Address picks up $10M from GV, Foundation to take on Airbnb in business travel
As Airbnb adds more features to court business users, a smaller startup has raised some funding to take it on in the $18 billion business travel market. 2nd Address, an Airbnb-style platform for busin...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung pulls the plug on Supreme collaboration
When Samsung announced a collaboration with Supreme at an event back in December, it didn’t go over great. It wasnt that people werent excited about the potential of rocking a Supreme-branded Ga...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Gwyneth Paltrows Goop is coming to Netflix
Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop is coming to Netflix. According to a scoop from Variety, Goop will expand its original content offerings with a docuseries at Netflix, focused on issues re...
03:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Google intros a pair of Android accessibility features for people with hearing loss
Google this morning unveiled a pair of new Android features for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. As the company notes in a blog post this morning, the WHO estimates that 900 million people will...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Amazons Audible brings Choose Your Own Adventure Stories to Alexa devices
Choose Your Own Adventure-style stories have been making a comeback, thanks to Netflix’s adoption of the format for kids TV and other interactive tales, like “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,&#...
02:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Why no one really quits Google or Facebook
Another week, another set of scandals at Facebook and Google . This past week, my colleagues reported that Facebook and Google had abused Apple enterprise developer certificates in order to distribute...
02:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Warby Parker dips into AR with the launch of virtual try-on
Warby Parker is today introducing virtual try-on to let shoppers select a pair of frames and instantly see how they look. The tech was built on Apple’s ARKit, and the feature is only available t...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Chicago RPA startup Catalytic hauls in $30M Series B
Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is as hot as any enterprise technology at the moment, as companies look for ways to marry their legacy systems with a more modern flavor of automation. Catalytic, a s...
01:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Online platforms still not clear enough about hate speech takedowns: EC
In its latest monitoring report of a voluntary Code of Conduct on illegal hate speech, which platforms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube signed up to in Europe back in 2016, the European Commiss...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Lime beefs up its executive team with a CTO and CMO
Micromobility startup Lime, the company that operates shared electric scooters and bikes, has brought on its first chief marketing officer and appointed its first chief technology officer. Duke Stump,...
10:54 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Chat app Line injects $182M into its mobile payment business
Japanese messaging app company Line is pumping 20 billion JPY ($182 million) into its mobile payment business as it tries to turn things around following a challenging year in 2018. The company announ...
10:45 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch WhatsApp adds support for Face ID/Touch ID biometric lock on iOS
WhatsApp users updating to the latest version of the messaging app on iOS will find a new setting lurking at the bottom of the ‘Privacy’ menu that adds support for Apple’s biometric ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Aire raises $11M Series B to give credit scoring an upgrade
Aire, the U.K. startup that wants to give the credit scoring system a 21st century “upgrade,” has raised $11 million in Series B funding. The round is backed by European enterprise VC Cran...
08:33 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet
Announcements that Apple has partnered with Aetna health insurance on a new app leveraging data from its Apple Watch and reports that Verily—one of the health-focused subsidiaries of Google̵...
06:19 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Hulu teams up with that world record Instagram egg to raise awareness of mental health
Remember that egg that became Instagram’s most-liked post? It used its recently-acquired fame to shed light on mental health and the pressures of social media. The accountnow has 10 million foll...
12:23 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify, eBay set standard for fertility benefits, study finds
FertilityIQ's survey also indicates some companies implicated by the #MeToo movement improved their fertility benefits in 2018....
12:01 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2019
Techcrunch Bud raises $20M to connect banks to fintechs and other financial service providers
Bud, the U.K. fintech that helps banks connect their apps and data to other fintech companies and financial service providers, has closed over $20 million in further funding. The Series A round sees t...
10:44 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2019
Techcrunch As rocket companies proliferate, new enabling tech emerges as the next wave in the space race
Blue Origin, Rocket Lab, Relativity Space, Slingshot Aeropsace, SpaceX and Virgin Orbit have raised billions of dollars to create new vehicles to launch payloads into space, but as the private space i...
08:35 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2019
Techcrunch Bird CEO on scooter startup copycats, unit economics, safety and seasonality
The electric scooter CEO shed light on the issues plaguing the micromobility industry and what's next for the high-flying startup....
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2019
Techcrunch Watch the tech-centric Super Bowl ads from Amazon, Microsoft and others
Another year, another batch of Super Bowl commercials from tech giants like Amazon, Google and Microsoft. In fact, Amazon will have different ads focusing on different areas of the business: one highl...
04:51 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2019
Techcrunch Coastal startups dont have a monopoly on raising big at early-stage
Early-stage startups throughout much of the U.S. are able to raise larger sums today than any other point in at least a decade, and there are more early-stage rounds than ever. ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2019
Techcrunch The infrastructural humiliation of America
I’m flying back to the USA today, and as an infrastructure aficionado, it’s nice to be going home, but I’m dreading the disappointment. I just spent two weeks in Singapore and Thaila...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2019
Techcrunch Heres the first trailer for the VR sequel to Groundhog Day
Sony Pictures is taking audiences back to Punxsutawney… this time in virtual reality. Whether it’s an abomination and a perversion of one of the best movies in the Bill Murray oeuvre or a ...
04:48 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2019
Techcrunch Austin in January: Cash rich and maturing
2019 has been good to the Austin startup scene so far....
04:10 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook warned over privacy risks of merging messaging platforms
Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has asked the company for an “urgent briefing” regarding plans to integrate the underlying infrastructure of its three social mess...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2019
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Even Gwyneth Paltrow had a hard time raising VC
This week in startups: Celebrities mingle with VCs at the Upfront Summit, Pinterest preps banks for IPO and Sam Altman has a grand new idea....
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2019
Techcrunch Japans Society 5.0 initiative is a roadmap for todays entrepreneurs
Mark Minevich Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Minevich is a digital fellow at IPSoft. Japan, still suffering the consequences of its Lost Decade of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation mo...
12:36 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2019
Techcrunch Apples long-time Siri leader reportedly no longer in charge
The man who has headed up Siri at Apple since 2012 is no longer at the helm, according toThe Information. Bill Stasior remains at the company in a different role, the report states. We’ve reache...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Snopes and AP leave Facebook fact-checking partnership
Two of Facebook's four fact-checking partners in the U.S. have left the program as of the beginning of this year: Snopes, which recently rebuffed reports that its relationship with Facebook was strain...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Snopes and AP stop fact checking for Facebook
Two of Facebook's four fact-checking partners in the U.S. have left the program as of the beginning of this year: Snopes, which recently rebuffed reports that its relationship with Facebook was strain...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Snopes quits and AP pauses work in Facebooks fact-checking partnership
Two of Facebook's four fact-checking partners in the U.S. have left the program as of the beginning of this year: Snopes, which recently rebuffed reports that its relationship with Facebook was strain...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch UPDATE: Snopes quits and AP in talks over Facebooks fact-checking partnership
Two of Facebook's four fact-checking partners in the U.S. have left the program as of the beginning of this year: Snopes, which recently rebuffed reports that its relationship with Facebook was strain...
11:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch This light-powered 3D printer materializes objects all at once
3D printing has changed the way people approach hardware design, but most printers share a basic limitation: they essentially build objects layer by layer, generally from the bottom up. This new syste...
11:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch LittleBits lays off employees as it shifts focus toward education
New York City open-source maker startup LittleBits began to lay off staff last month, TechCrunch has learned. The loss of jobs comes as the company looks to shift more focus toward the K-12 market. Ed...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter bug makes it look like random retweets are appearing in your timeline
A number of Twitter users have been complaining that tweets that were retweeted by people they don’t follow are now showing in their timeline. The issue, thankfully, is not related to a new Twit...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Foxconn says Wisconsin factory plans are back on after talk with Trump
It seems Foxconns plans for a $10 billion Wisconsin plant are back on. After a couple of years of back and forths, the manufacturing giant says its recommitting to plans for a plant in the upper Midwe...
07:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch The next big bet for former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may be cloud kitchens in China
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may have been nudged out of one of the world’s most highly valuable private companies by investors frustrated over its troubled culture, but his moves remain of g...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch The Super Bowl gets voice-enabled
Amazon, Dish, Comcast and others are hoping to turn Super Bowl 2019 into a way to show off the potential for their voice technologies and TV integrations. The companies this week have been touting new...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Everything you need to know about Facebook, Googles app scandal
Facebook and Google landed in hot water with Apple this week after two investigations by TechCrunch revealed the misuse of internal-only certificates leading to their revocation, which led to a day o...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Lets save the bees with machine learning
Machine learning and all its related forms of "AI" are being used to work on just about every problem under the sun, but even so, stemming the alarming decline of the bee population still seems out of...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Commuters become crypto users, as DOVU signs loyalty deal with rail service
While blockchain emerged first as a platform for currency and value, its employment in the tokenization of data and information has become recognized as being of at least, if not more, underlying valu...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Facebook fallout continues
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...
05:34 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch AWS and Microsoft reap most of the benefits of expanding cloud market
While it appears that overall economic activity could be slowing down, one area that continues to soar is the cloud business. Just this week, Amazon and Microsoft reported their cloud numbers as part ...
05:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch After challenger banks comes the wave of anti-fraud startups
The sheer scale of global financial crime is not to be underestimated. The UKs National Crime Agency recently observed that its in the hundreds of billions of pounds annually, and thats just in the UK...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Huaweis folding phone debuts this month
Huawei mobile chief Richard Yu has already made mention of the companys upcoming foldable phone amid talks of smartphone world domination. This morning, however, we caught our first glimpse of the han...
03:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Alexa skills top 80,000 after a big Alexa-powered holiday season
Amazon had a record-breaking holiday quarter, with revenue of $72.4 billion and profits of $3 billion, but it’s not making much money off its top-selling item, the Alexa-powered Echo Dot. While ...
03:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Vice Media will lay off 10 percent of its staff
Vice Media plans to cut 250 jobs about 10 percent of its total workforce. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news. When contacted by TechCrunch, a Vice spokesperson confirmed the story but declined to ...
03:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Sony posts strong music earnings, as gaming business disappoints
Sony posted record quarterly earnings this week on the strength of very strong music profits. Those numbers were catapulted thanks to the companys $2.3 billion acquisition of EMI as part of an ever-co...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Juul Labs hires former Apple employee to lead the fight against counterfeits
Juul Labs, the e-cig company under fire for its product’s popularity with young people, has brought on a new VP of Intellectual Property Protection with Adrian Punderson, formerly of PwC and App...
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Twilio closes acquisition of email specialist SendGrid in all-stock deal now worth $3B
Twilio’s bid to become the go-to platform for all of a business’s external communication needs took a big step ahead today. The company saidthat it has closed its acquisition of email spec...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch H-1B changes will simplify application process
The federal government yesterday published the final rule for changes to the H-1B visa program, which is one of the primary conduits for technical talent to come and work in the United States. There a...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Carbon is 3D printing custom football helmet liners for Riddell
Just in time to ride the last of the pre-Super Bowl buzz, Carbon today announced that its teaming up with sports equipment giant Riddell to 3D print customized football helmet padding. Referred to as ...
02:24 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch How to recover quickly if you get locked out of Google
I know first-hand how frustrating it is to get locked out of your Google accountand to lose access to much of your online life. I’m hoping this simple work-around will help get you get through t...
02:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Apple fixes FaceTime eavesdrop bug, with software update incoming
Three days after Apple pulled its new Group FaceTime feature offline after users found they could eavesdrop on people before accepting a call, the company says it’s fixed the bug on its end. We ...
02:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Brexit backers insurance firm and leave campaign fined 120k by data watchdog
The UK’s data protection watchdog hasissued fines against a pro-Brexit campaign, Leave.EU, and an insurance company owned by the largest individual donor to the leave cause, Arron Banks’ E...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Everyone Raises $100M, Pinterest And Zoom Want To Go Public, And HelloSign
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we recorded as a trio: Connie Loizos holding down the studio ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Everyone raises $100M, Pinterest and Zoom want to go public and HelloSign
Hello, and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we recorded as a trio: Connie Loizos holding down the studio...
11:22 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon and Flipkart pull 100,000s of products to comply with new Indian law
Amazon has been forced to pull an estimated 400,000 products in India after new regulation limiting e-commerce businesses went into force in the country today. First announced at the end of 2018, the ...
10:37 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch A government propaganda app is going viral in China
Besides binge-watching TikTok videos and battling enemies in the magical land of mobile games, many Chinese people may also pass time during the upcoming Lunar New Year on Xuexi Qiangguo, a news and c...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch First China, now Starbucks gets an ambitious VC-funded rival in Indonesia
Asia’s venture capital-backed startups are gunning for Starbucks . In China, the U.S. coffee giant is being pushed by Luckin Coffee, a $2.2 billion challenger surfing China’s on-demand wav...
06:25 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendo to open its first official store located in Japan
Fourteen years after unveiling its first location in New York, Nintendo is finally opening an official store in Japan, too. Nintendo Tokyo will be located in Shibuya Parco, the new flagship of the Par...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook removes hundreds of accounts linked to fake news group in Indonesia
Facebook said it has removed hundreds of Facebook and Instagram counts with links to an organization that peddled fake news. The world’s fourth largest country with a population of over 260 mill...
05:54 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Indian state government leaks thousands of Aadhaar numbers
A lapse in security has led to the leaking of over a hundred thousand Aadhaar numbers, TechCrunch can reveal. One of the web systems used to record attendance of government workers for the Indian stat...
02:32 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch We dismantle Facebooks memo defending its Research
Facebook published an internal memo today trying to minimize the morale damage of TechCrunch’s investigation that revealed it’d been paying people to suck in all their phone data. Attained...
02:23 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Go-Jek confirms first close of $2B Series F round at $9.5B valuation
Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-hailing company that is challenging Grab in Southeast Asia, has announced the first close of its Series F round, as TechCrunch reported last week. The company isn̵...
02:23 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Go-Jek makes first close of Series F round at $9.5B valuation
Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-hailing company that is challenging Grab in Southeast Asia, has announced the first close of its Series F round, as TechCrunch reported last week. The company isn̵...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Mixtape Podcast: Oracles alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups
Screen time for kids, corporations allegedly not paying people from underrepresented groups and IBM offers some hope for the future of facial recognition technology: These are the topics that Megan Ro...
01:03 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Joseph Gordon-Levitts artist-collaboration platform HitRecord raises $6.4M
The actor's artist-collaboration platform raised the cash from Javelin Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Advancit Capital....
12:19 am GMT - Fri, February 1, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendo is making Dr. Mario for iOS and Android
Nintendo held off on building smartphone games for years, but now they just can’t stop. They started with a little stumble with the short-lived Miitomo, but then found an audience with Super Mar...
11:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Apple reactivates Facebooks employee apps after punishment for Research spying
After TechCrunch caught Facebook violating Apple’s employee-only app distribution policy to pay people for all their phone data,Apple invalidated the social network’s Enterprise Certificat...
11:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch A popular genealogy website just helped solve a serial killer cold case in Oregon
On Thursday, detectives in Portland, Ore. announced that a long-cold local murder case finally came to a resolution, 40 years after the fact. In 1979, 20-year-old Anna Marie Hlavka was found dead in t...
11:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Amazons barely-transparent transparency report somehow gets more opaque
Amazonposted its bi-annual reportThursday detailing the number of government data demands it receives. The numbers themselves are unremarkable, neither spiking nor falling in the second-half of last y...
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendo rumored to be working on a smaller, cheaper Switch
Remember when the rumor mill suggested that Nintendo was already working on a sequel to the Switch? Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa shut that down pretty quickly, saying that no successor was in ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Will tech companies change the way we manage our health?
As of late 2018, the top 10 tech companies in the U.S. spent $4.7 billion on healthcare acquisitions since 2012. What are their intentions? And what are the ramifications for the health industry?...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Apple has banned Google from running internal iOS apps after certificate misuse
Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “Were working wit...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Apple has blocked Google from running internal iOS apps after certificate misuse
Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “Were working wit...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Apple restores Googles internal iOS apps after certificate misuse punishment
Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “Were working wit...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Lowes is killing off and bricking its Iris smart home products at the end of March
If you’ve got any gear from Lowe’s Iris line of smart home products, it’s time to start looking for alternatives. Lowes has announced that the line is toast, with plans to flip the s...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins gets back to early stage with its $600M 18th fund
“KP used be a small team doing hands-on company building. We’re moving away from being this institution with multiple products and really just focusing on early stage venture capital”...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins gets back to early-stage with its $600M 18th fund
“KP used to be a small team doing hands-on company building. We’re moving away from being this institution with multiple products and really just focusing on early-stage venture capital,&#...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon reports better than expected Q4, but lowers Q1 guidance
Amazon had a heck of a holiday. The online retail giant posted Q4 earnings today, reporting $72.4 billion in revenue, topping last years $60.45 billion and besting the analyst forecat of $71.92 billio...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch China wants to keep its spot as a leader in the space race with plans to launch 30 missions
Keeping its spot among the top countries who are competing in the space race, China is planning to launch 30 missions this year, according to information from the state-run China Aerospace Science and...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter cuts off API access to follow/unfollow spam dealers
Notification spam ruins social networks, diluting the real human interaction. Desperate to gain an audience, users pay services to rapidly follow and unfollow tons of people in hopes that some will fo...
09:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Houzz resets user passwords after data breach
Houzz, a $4 billion-valued home improvement startup that recentlylaid off 10 percent of its staff, has admitted a data breach. A reader contacted TechCrunch on Thursday with a copy of an email sent by...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Net neutrality battle gets a new day in court tomorrow
More than a year after net neutrality was essentially abolished by a divided Federal Communications Commission, a major legal challenge supported by dozens of companies and advocates has its day in co...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Congress needs your input (but dont call it crowdsourcing)
Like many modern digital innovations, crowdsourcing is a concept borrowed from the commercial tech industry. ...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook just removed a new wave of suspicious activity linked to Iran
Facebook just announced its latest round of “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” this time out of Iran. The company took down 262 Pages, 356 accounts, three Facebook groups and 162 Instagra...
07:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Cloud movie locker UltraViolet is finally closing
UltraViolet, an older “cloud movie locker” service, is shutting down. The service, which allowed consumers to unlock a digital copy of their DVDs and Blu-Rays, was something of a transitio...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook users who quit the social network for a month feel happier
New research out of Stanford and New York University took a look at what happens when people step back from Facebook for a month. Through Facebook, the research team recruited 2,488 people who average...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Dont worry, this rocket-launching Chinese robo-boat is strictly for science
It seems inevitable that the high seas will eventually play host to a sort of proxy war as automated vessels clash over territory for the algae farms we'll soon need to feed the growing population. Bu...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Pandora-powered channels will come to SiriusXMs app this year
SiriusXM this week offered a few more details on how it plans to leverage its newest asset, Pandora, following its $3.5 billion acquisition of the streaming music service last year, which officially c...
06:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Sources: Clutter is raising $200-250M led by SoftBank for on-demand storage and moving
Marie Kondo’srise as a cultural icon shows there’s big business to be had in sorting out a mess. And startups are also hoping to get in on the action. TechCrunch has learned that Clutter, ...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Rana el Kaliouby and Alexei Efros will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics AI April 18 at UC Berkeley
TechCrunchs third robotics event is just over two and a half months away, and its already shaping up to be a doozy. Weve already announced Anca Dragan, Melonee Wise,Hany Farid and Peter Barrett for ou...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Digital influencers and the dollars that follow them
Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners. More posts by this contributor Security tokens will be coming soon to an exchange near you Amazon’s next conquest...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Facebook beats Wall Street estimates
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...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch WashU announces donation from Square co-founder to grow engineering school
Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) announced today that its engineering school received its largest single donation in history. The donation was offered by Square co-founder and WashU alumni J...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Ubers transit offering just went live in Denver
Uber, after announcing its intentions to get into public transit last April, is ready to launch in Denver. In partnership with the Regional Transportation District and transit data provider Moovit, re...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Googles Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability
Google today announced that Cloud Firestore, its serverless NoSQL document database for mobile, web and IoT apps, is now generally available. In addition, Google is also introducing a few new features...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch After bans from Apple and Google, Sarahah debuts Enoff, an iOS app for anonymous feedback at work
Sarahah, the anonymous messaging app founded in Saudi Arabia that became an unexpected viral sensation with teens, clocking up over 300 million registered users before getting banned by Apple and Goog...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Step targets teens and parents with a no-fees mobile bank account and Visa card
A new mobile banking startup called Step wants to help bring teenagers and other young adults into the cashless era. Today, cash is used less often, as more consumers shop online and send money to one...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft highlights the Xbox Adaptive Controller in emotional Super Bowl ad
Once upon a time, people had to wait for the Super Bowl to watch the ads. Those dark days are over. Now you can have companies sell you products on-demand, any time, day or night. Amazon has already d...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Leaked TikTok ad deck suggests it has 17M MAUs in Europe
An advertising pitch deck used by fast-growing short form video sharing appTikTok has leaked, providing a snapshot of usage in its biggest markets in Europe. The pitch deck was obtained byDigidaywhich...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Heres why Amazons Super Bowl ad wont trigger Alexa
South Park famously annoyed the world by triggering Echo and Google Home devices with familiar wake words. When Amazons at the wheel, however, the company is able to ensure that Alexa stays quiet usin...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Foxconn is killing a second $9B factory
Foxconn is even more aggressively cutting back its growth ambitions around the world than we previously thought. In addition to the news yesterday that Foxconn intends to scale back its plans for a $1...
02:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Robert Swan named Intel CEO
Intel, it seems, didnt have to look too hard to find its new CEO. Half a year after being named interim CEO, Bob Swan is taking the job full-time. Swan, the seventh CEO in Intels 50-year history, will...
02:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Hulu announces a new ad unit that appears when you pause
Just to get this out of the way: Yes, Hulu is introducing an ad unit that will show up when you pause a video. But no, it won’t be a video ad. Hulu says it has 25 million subscribers, the majori...
01:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch TCV closes $3B fund aimed at consumer internet, IT infrastructure and services
On the back of a strong showing for portfolio company Spotify going public last year and several biggies like Airbnb also slated to list very soon, VC firm TCV has announced its latest fund, the $3 bi...
01:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch TCV closes record $3B fund to invest in consumer internet, IT infrastructure and services
On the back of a strong showing for portfolio company Spotify going public last year and several biggies like Airbnb also slated to list very soon, VC firm TCV has announced its latest and biggest-eve...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Tencent moves into automotive with $150M joint venture
China’s internet firms are getting pally with giant state-owned automakers as they look to deploy their artificial intelligence and cloud computing services across traditional industries. Ride-h...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Binance now lets users buy crypto with a credit card
Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange based on trading volume, will now let you spend money you don’t have after it added support for credit cards from Visa and Mastercard. Credit c...
12:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Social media should have duty of care towards kids, UK MPs urge
Social media platforms are being urged to be far more transparent about how their services operate and to make “anonymised high-level data” available to researchers so the technology’...
12:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Poor smartphones sales drag LG to first quarterly loss in 2 years
We’ve written extensively about LG’s struggling mobile business, which has suffered at the hands of aggressive Chinese Android makers, and now that unit has dragged its parent company into...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Dadi brings in $2M to democratize sperm storage
Backed by firstminute capital and Third Kind Ventures, Dadi wants men to be more aware of their biological clock....
10:37 am GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Uber driven out of Barcelona again
Uber is suspending its professional taxi service in Barcelona from tomorrow almost a year after it re-entered the Catalan capital. The move follows the regional government agreeing new regulations for...
09:42 am GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendo posts $958M profit but cuts Switch target despite strong Christmas sales
Nintendo has cut its ambitious annual Switch sales forecast despite enjoying a strong Christmas Q3 quarter. The Japanese games giant recorded a104.21 billion JPY ($958 million) net profit on revenue o...
09:10 am GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Sencrop is a data platform to help farmers manage their lands
Meet Sencrop a French startup that wants to empower farmers using sensors, a data platform and a service marketplace. The company recently raised a $10 million funding round. The Series A round was le...
08:35 am GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendos Mario Kart mobile game wont launch until the summer
It’s been a long year for Nintendo fans waiting on Mario Kart Tour to come to mobile and, unfortunately, more patience is required after the game’s launch was moved back to this summer. Ni...
08:05 am GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million
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 Zimbabwes government faces off against its tech communit...
07:50 am GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Samsung posts fourth-quarter profit drop, warns of weak demand until the second half of 2019
Samsung Electronics reported its largest quarterly profit decline in two years during its earnings report today. As the Galaxy maker warned in its earnings guidance earlier this month, its results wer...
03:47 am GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch Grab raises $200M from Thailand-based retail conglomerate Central Group
Grab’s fundraising push continuesunabated after the Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm announced that it has raised $200 million from Central Group, a retail conglomerate based in Thailand. Centr...
03:15 am GMT - Thu, January 31, 2019
Techcrunch New York cracks down on companies that sell fake followers
On Wednesday New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office had reached a settlement with Devumi, a company that made millions selling fake followers to unsuspecting customers. The ...