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07:18 pm GMT - Fri, November 29, 2019
Techcrunch Mixcloud data breach exposes over 20 million user records
A data breach at Mixcloud, a U.K.-based audio streaming platform, has left more than 20 million user accounts exposed after the data was put on sale on the dark web. The data breach happened earlier i...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 29, 2019
Techcrunch Gift Guide: For the budding video creator
If you're interested in cameras and taking pictures, you should definitely check out our 2019 Photography Gift Guide, but if you're specifically looking to encourage a developing creator who wants to ...
06:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 29, 2019
Techcrunch Intel says Qualcomms business practices drove it out of the modem chip market
It’s not like this wasn’t among the reasons everywhere suspected when Apple suddenly announced it was buying Intel’s modem business, but now the chipmaker has filed a brief in suppor...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 29, 2019
Techcrunch Pixpay is a challenger bank for teens focused on pocket money
Meet Pixpay, a French startup that wants to replace cash when youre handing out pocket money to your kids. Anybody who is older than 10 years old can create a Pixpay account, get a debit card and mana...
08:04 am GMT - Fri, November 29, 2019
Techcrunch 24-hour Black Friday Sale: 2-for-1 passes to Disrupt Berlin
Synchronize your watches startup fans, and get ready to score serious savings on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019. For today only, you can get 2 passes for the price of one. Our Black Friday sale starts ...
08:04 am GMT - Fri, November 29, 2019
Techcrunch Black Friday Sale: 2-for-1 passes to Disrupt Berlin
Synchronize your watches startup fans, and get ready to score serious savings on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019. For today only, you can get 2 passes for the price of one. Our Black Friday sale starts ...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch 2019 Thanksgiving e-commerce sales show 14% rise on 2018, $470M spent so far
With popular social networks seeing some downtime, most shops closed, and many people off work today for Thanksgiving, bargain hunters are flocking online to start their holiday shopping. Adobe says t...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Online shopping on Thanksgiving hit $4.2B, up 14.5% on 2018, 45% of sales via mobile
With popular social networks seeing some downtime, most shops closed, and many people off work for Thanksgiving, bargain hunters flocked online to start their holiday shopping. Sales for the day total...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Black Friday tech deals that are actually worth considering
Ah, Black Friday. The day of a zillion “deals” some good, many bad, most just meant to clear the shelves for next year’s models. Hidden amidst ten thousand “LOWEST PRICE EVER!...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch 2019 Thanksgiving e-commerce sales show 14% rise on 2018, $470M spent so far
With popular social networks seeing some downtime, shops closed, and many people off work today for Thanksgiving, bargain hunters are flocking online to start their holiday shopping. Adobe says that s...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Scientists turn undersea fiber optic cables into seismographs
Monitoring seismic activity all over the world is an important task, but one that requires equipment to be at the site it's measuring difficult in the middle of the ocean. But new research from Berke...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Will the future of work be ethical? Founder perspectives
Andrea Thomasz of Diligent Robotics and Prayag Narula of LeadGenius spoke to Greg Epstein at EmTech Next, a conference organized by the MIT Technology Review....
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Will the future of work be ethical? Future leader perspectives
In this interview, Greg Epstein talks to Meili Gupta, a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy, and Walter Erike, an independent consultant and SAP Implementation Senior Manager....
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Will the future of work be ethical? Perspectives from MIT Technology Review
Excerpts from conversations with Gideon Lichfield, editor in chief of the MIT Technology Review, and Karen Hao, its artificial intelligence reporter....
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Will the future of work be ethical? Academic perspectives
Greg Epstein interviews economist David Autor and Susan Winterberg, an academic who studies business and ethics....
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Zebra Fuel, the startup that brought fuel directly to your vehicle, is no longer delivering in London
Zebra Fuel, the London-based startup that delivered fuel directly to your vehicle — backed by Robin and Saul Kleins LocalGlobe, Brent Hobermans Firstminute Capital and Zoopla founder Alex Cheste...
05:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Foodvisor raises $4.5 million to track what you eat using AI
French startup Foodvisor has raised a $4.5 million funding round after generating 2 million app downloads. Agrinnovation is leading the round and various business angels are also participating. I cove...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Peak Designs Everyday Backpack Zip and Everyday Backpack V2 are top-notch photo and travel bags
Peak Design has evolved from a crowdfunded upstart into a trusted accessory brand for photographers everywhere, and this week it introduced updates to its ‘Everyday’ line of backpacks and ...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Will the future of work be ethical?
Will tomorrows leaders, despite good and ethical intentions, ultimately use their high-tech tools to exploit others ever more efficiently, or to find a better path forward?...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Forest Admin raises $7 million to help you build admin panels
French startup Forest Admin has raised a $7 million Series A round from Notion Capital and Runa Capital. The company lets you build back end admin panel so that your team can track and manipulate data...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger are down for many around the world (Update: Its coming back online)
If you’re having issues with various Facebook -owned services this morning, you’re very much not alone. There appears to be a major outage impacting Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook itse...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger are down for many around the world (Update: Back up!)
If you’re having issues with various Facebook -owned services this morning, you’re very much not alone. There appears to be a major outage impacting Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook itse...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch European parliaments NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator
Europe’s lead data regulator has issued its first ever sanction of an EU institution — taking enforcement action against the European parliament over its use of US-based digital campaign c...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy Fold is headed to Canada, with in-store pre-orders starting today
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a very unique smartphone, in more ways than one. The most obvious differentiator is that it folds out to expose a large, continuous 7.3″ display, hiding the seam thank...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Nix Pro 2 and Nix Mini color sensors are powerful, easy-to-use additions to any creative pro toolkit
Translating the physical world to the digital has been a challenge, especially when it comes to things like color: Color isn’t actually all that static a thing, and the myriad displays and camer...
01:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Bunq launches metal card and plants a tree for every 100 spent
Fintech startup Bunq is launching a metal card called the Green Card. While some banks offer a cashback program with premium cards, Bunq is offering a special kind of cashback. For every 100 spent, Bu...
05:14 am GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch TikTok apologizes for removing viral video about abuses against Uighurs, blames a human moderation error
TikTok has issued a public apology to a teenager who had her account suspended shortly after posting a video that asked viewers to research the persecution of Uighur people and other Muslim groups in ...
12:41 am GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Vinted, the second-hand clothes marketplace, raises $141M at a $1B valuation
The market for second-hand clothes — the “circular economy” as it’s sometimes called — has been on the rise in the last several years, fuelled by economic crunches, a des...
12:01 am GMT - Thu, November 28, 2019
Techcrunch Revolut supports direct debits in the UK
Fintech startup Revolut is adding a key feature for users who want to replace their traditional bank account altogether. You can now pay with GBP direct debits. Revolut already added EUR direct debits...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Photography accessories for the shutterbug in your life
Looking for some gift ideas for the photographer in your life? Look no further. Though shooters amateur and professional tend to take care of their own needs pretty well, there are plenty of things yo...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Top mobility VCs discuss their current investment strategies
The mobility industry is rapidly shifting to readjust for an electric and autonomous future. Automotive companies are increasingly looking outside the manufacturing sector to fuel growth, and companie...
10:33 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Simple Contacts has a new service letting users cheaply switch contact lens prescriptions
Simple Contacts has launched a new service letting users try out new contact lenses for as little as $3. The company launched a little over three years ago as a way for contact lens wearers to slash t...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Apple and Google Maps accommodate Russias annexation of Crimea
Global politics are difficult to navigate ordinarily, but in times of conflict companies that aim to provide an unbiased service, such as a map or search function, may have to come down on one side or...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family
There’s no such thing as perfect privacy or security, but there’s a lot you can do to lock down your online life. And the holiday season is a great time to encourage others to do the same....
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter tests new conversation features from twttr prototype, rollout planned for 2020
Twttr, the prototype app Twitter launched earlier this year, has been testing new ways to display conversations, including through the use of threaded replies and other visual cues. Now, those feature...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter to add a way to memorialize accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones
Twitter has changed its tune regarding inactive accounts after receiving a lot of user feedback: It will now be developing a way to “memorialize” user accounts for those who have passed aw...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Latin America roundup: Neobanks raise $205M; Softbank backs VTEX
Argentinas Ual became the most recent Latin American fintech to receive agrowth-stage funding ($150 million) from Asian investors, Tencent and Softbank. This marks Tencents second round of investment ...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Box looks to balance growth and profitability as it matures
Prevailing wisdom states that as an enterprise SaaS company evolves, there’s a tendency to sacrifice profitability for growth understandably so, especially in the early days of the company. At ...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch This robot scientist has conducted 100,000 experiments in a year
Science is exciting in theory, but it can also be dreadfully dull. Some experiments require hundreds or thousands of repetitions or trials an excellent opportunity to automate. That's just what MIT s...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Twitter will delete dormant accounts
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...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Fabrics new app helps parents with the hard stuff, including wills, life insurance & shared finances
A new app called Fabric aims to make it simpler for parents to plan for their family’s long-term financial well-being. The goal is to offer parents a one-stop-shop that includes the ability to a...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Only a few 2020 US presidential candidates are using a basic email security feature
Just one-third of the 2020 U.S. presidential candidates are using an email security feature that could prevent a similar attack that hobbled the Democrats during the 2016 election. Out of the 21 presi...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Rossum raises $4.5M to make OCR-like data entry many times more accurate
Every day, people slog over inputting date from invoices and other forms. So instead of using traditional Optical Character Recognition (OCR) extraction software, you could apply a new form of machine...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Techstarss new CEO on the state of the famed accelerator and whats next for 2020
Like another famous accelerator program founded around the same time, Techstarshas grown considerably since its 2006 launch in Boulder, Colorado. In fact, the brand seems to be in so many places that ...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Alexa is about to be very disappointed
A general lack of judgement has always been one of the strongest appeals of smart assistants. Whatever bad pop song or terrible online video you play for the 10,000th time they dont care. Theyre simp...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Heres what happens when you decide to sell your startup
Whether you're a founder or just have equity, there's a bunch of stuff you need to know stuff that you won't actually learn until you've been through it....
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch U.S. online shoppers already spent $50B in November, holiday season on track for $143.7B
Facing a shorter holiday shopping season this year, U.S. retailers started rolling out their Black Friday deals earlier than usual. That move has paid off, according to new e-commerce data shared by A...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch US online shoppers already spent $50B in November, holiday season on track for $143.7B
Facing a shorter holiday shopping season this year, U.S. retailers started rolling out their Black Friday deals earlier than usual. That move has paid off, according to new e-commerce data shared by A...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Xiaomis Q3 earnings report shows slowing growth
Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor, on Wednesday shared its earnings figures for the quarter that ended in September.While the results fell largely in line with analysts expect...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Louis Bacons sunset ride may foretell mechanized future of data-driven investing
Quants, passive investing and robots aren't necessarily better than humans at investing, but because they already traffic in digital data to do their work, they can show investors what theyre doing,...
02:27 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch CrunchMatch means efficient networking at Disrupt Berlin
Love it or hate it, networking is a necessary part of business especially for early-stage startup founders searching for investors, customers and collaborators. When you head to Disrupt Berlin 2019 t...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch AWS expands DeepRacer league, announces car updates
Last year at AWS re:invent, the company’s massive customer conference, Amazon launched a new miniature race car and a racing league, all designed to teach developers about machine learning in a ...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch How food media brand Chefclub reached 1 billion organic views per month
Chefclub hasnt attracted a lot of headlines over the years as it has only raised $3.5 million. But it is slowly building a major media brand on social media platforms as it now competes directly with ...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Mojichat is partnering with Streamlabs to create customized emotes of streamers
Mojichat, the Los Angeles startup which makes full-body, animated emojis, is launching a partnership with Streamlabs to offer gamers an opportunity to sell customized emojis to fans and potential spon...
01:13 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Legos take on the Tesla Cybertruck comes with innovative roof racks
Lego seems to have been inspired by recent events to bring its own vision fo the truck of the future to the world behold this bold design statement in all its glory. Clearly, Lego is having a go at E...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Former Facebookers take on Facebook
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines....
11:27 am GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Trouva, an online marketplace for independent boutiques, raises $22M
Amazon helped pioneer and now dominates the online marketplace business model, where a variety of merchants post items for sale on its platform for billions of consumers to discover and buy them. Toda...
11:08 am GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Brexit ad blitz data firm paid by Vote Leave broke privacy laws, watchdogs find
Ajoint investigation by watchdogs in Canada and British Columbia has found that Cambridge Analytica-linked data firm, Aggregate IQ, broke privacy laws in Facebook ad-targeting work it undertook for th...
09:44 am GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince is coming to Disrupt Berlin
Back in 2010, the web performance and security company Cloudflare launched in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield competition. The company came in second. Earlier this year, Cloudflare IPOed. To tal...
08:02 am GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch Indian scooter rental startup Bounce raises $150M
Big bucks are pouring to get you through the chaotic traffic on Indian roads. Bounce, a Bangalore-based startup that operates over 17,000 electric and gasoline scooters in three dozen cities in India,...
04:10 am GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch This debut venture firm, backed by an Argentine conglomerate, is investing $60 million in far-flung U.S. startups
Nico Berardi considers himself to be a citizen of the world, with a penchant for travel and a wide range of interests. Unlike many other VCs, who’ve increasingly specialized as the market has gr...
03:38 am GMT - Wed, November 27, 2019
Techcrunch You can take my Dads tweets over my dead body
Editors note:Drew is a geek who first worked at AOL when he was 16 years old and went on to become a senior writer at TechCrunch. He is now the VP of Communications for venture equity fund Scaleworks....
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix leases New Yorks Paris Theatre
Netflix is expanding its theatrical presence by signing a long-term lease for The Paris Theatre, a historic single-screen venue in New York City. This follows reports that Netflix is also working to b...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Report alleges Amazon worked with Indiana to downplay warehouse workers death and safety concerns
It's strange that no matter how hard Amazon denies that its warehouses are terrible, dangerous places to work, the reports to that effect just keep coming out. Not only that, but now a whistleblower a...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Beer-loving commerce startup TapRm raises $1.5M
Jason Sherman, founder and CEO of TapRm (pronounced “taproom”), says it’s time for beer-lovers to do more of their shopping online. It’s an industry that Sherman knows well, ha...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Use agile budgeting to manage your cash
How should a growth company manage its budget? Does the annual budget approval process even make sense in a fast-moving firm?...
10:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Gift Guide: STEM toys for your builders-in-training
We've refreshed our annual STEM toy gift guide with the latest wares clamoring to entice and inspire kids with coding tricks and electronic wizardry. Yes folks! Another year, another clutch of shiny g...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Xerox tells HP it will bring takeover bid directly to shareholders
Xerox fired the latest volley in the Xerox -HP merger letter wars today. Xerox CEO John Visentin wrote to the HP Board that his company planned to take its $33.5 billion offer directly to HP sharehold...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook buys VR studio behind Beat Saber
Virtual reality doesn’t have many hit games yet, but Facebook is buying the studio behind one of the platform’s biggest titles. Facebook announced today that it will be buying Beat Games, ...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter will free up handles by deleting inactive accounts
Those whove attempted to snag their preferred Twitter handle know what a pain the process can be. Users can squat on an account for years, holding onto handles in spite of long stretches of inactivity...
08:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Ford says it has nothing to prove to Tesla in F-150 vs Cybertruck tow battle
It was the challenge heard around the electric vehicle world. And now it seems, the Ford F-150 versus Tesla Cybertruck tow battle that we were all ready for, probably won’t happen. A quick recap...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Google is giving away 3 months of Disney to new Chromebook owners
Google is hoping to juice holiday sales of Chromebooks by tacking on a subscription to the hot new streaming service, Disney+. The company on Monday announced it would give Chromebook buyers three, fr...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Google fires employee activists
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...
07:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Gift Guide: 10 suitcase-friendly gifts for frequent flyers
Once again, TechCrunch has asked me to put together a list of travel-friendly gadgets, and once again, I find myself between back-to-back international flights. If nothing else, all of the travel for ...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Disneys cringe-worthy Baby Yoda merch goes on sale
Who could have guessed an adorable, big-eyed baby Star Wars alien would have generated a ton of demand for toys? Apparently not Disney, which today started to sell merchandise based on The Child from ...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch FedEx robot sent packing by NYC
FedEx’s autonomous delivery bot got a cold reception from New York City officials. After the company’s SameDay Bots named Roxo popped up on New York City streets last week, Mayor Bill de...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Cocoons social app for close friends gets VC backing to chase Paths dream
You may have heard the pitch before, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram aren’t homes for your real friends anymore because they’re too big, too commercial and too influencer-y, the result is ...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Studs wants to modernize the ear piercing experience for Gen Z teens
A startup called Studs wants to reinvent the ear-piercing experience for Generation Z. Today, consumers only have two options to choose from when they want their ears pierced — the traditional &...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch New Amazon capabilities put machine learning in reach of more developers
Today, Amazon announced a new approach that it says will put machine learning technology in reach of more developers and line of business users. Amazon has been making a flurry of announcements ahead ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Androids Ambient Mode will soon come to select devices
You’ve probably heard murmurs about Google’s forthcoming Ambient Mode for Android . The company first announced this feature, which essentially turns an Android device into a smart display...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Leading robotics VCs talk about where theyre investing
The Valley’s affinity for robotics shows no signs of cooling. Technical enhancements through innovations like AI/ML, compute power and big data utilization continue to drive new performance mile...
05:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch NYSE proposes big change to direct listings
Companies may soon be able to raise capital through a direct listing....
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Gorgias raises $14M to help e-commerce companies deliver faster (and more lucrative) customer service
Gorgias, a startup offering artificial intelligence tools for customer service and support, is announcing that it has raised $14 million in Series A funding. Co-founder and CEO Romain Lapeyre told me ...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Disney adds Continue Watching feature
The launch of Disney+ has been successful in terms of sign-ups and adoption, but the user experience wasn’t quite up to par with what you get from other streaming services out the gate. Most not...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram founders join $30M raise for Loom work video messenger
Why are we all trapped in enterprise chat apps if we talk 6X faster than we type, and our brain processes visual info 60,000X faster than text? Thanks to Instagram, we’re not as camera-shy anymo...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch American Express launches new in-app restaurant reservation booking following its Resy acquisition
Earlier this year, American Express announced it was acquiring Resy, the New York-based restaurant reservation platform whose software was used by 4,000+ restaurants across 10 countries. This week, th...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Tray.io brings in $50M more at a $600M valuation for its workflow automation tools
Organizations are always looking for new ways to work more efficiently, but too often the problem is that, in a digital-first environment, they have to get in line to ask their in-house IT experts (or...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Anti-bot startup Kasada raises $7M in Series A from CIAs venture fund In-Q-Tel
Kasada, an anti-bot startup we profiled earlier this year, has raised $7 million in its Series A led by In-Q-Tel, the non-profit venture arm of the intelligence community. The Sydney and Chicago-based...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Announcing the complete Disrupt Berlin agenda!
Disrupt Berlin is right around the corner. And there is plenty to look forward to. Join us December 11 and December 12 to hear from industry leaders, investors and bright stars in the startup world. W...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon launches medication management features for Alexa
As Amazon moves further into the healthcare market, the company today is rolling out a medication management feature for Alexa owners. The feature will allow customers to set up their own medication r...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Coralogix announces $10M Series A to bring more intelligence to logging
Coralogix, a startup that wants to bring automation and intelligence to logging, announced a $10 million Series A investment today. The round was led by Aleph with participation from StageOne Ventures...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Vivun snags $3M seed round to bring order to pre-sales
Vivun, a startup that wants to help companies keep better track of pre-sales data announced a $3 million seed round today led by Unusual Ventures, the venture firm run by Harness CEO Jyoti Bansal. Viv...
01:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Indias Ola to begin operations in London in coming weeks
Indian ride-hailing giant Ola said today it will begin operations in London in the coming weeks, a day after the local authorities revoked Ubers license to operate in one of the world’s most luc...
12:47 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch NASAs second free-flying assistant robot gets to work
The International Space Station is crewed by more than astronauts these days NASA activated a free-floating autonomous robot called ‘Bumble’ earlier this year, and now Bumble has a new co...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Pricefx scores additional 23M for its cloud-based pricing software
Pricefx, the Munich-founded startup that offers cloud-based pricing software, has raised 23 million in additional funding as part of its earlier Series B round. The new investment is led by Digital+ P...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Sim Shagayas uLesson African edtech startup raises $3.1M
Nigerian founder Sim Shagaya is back with a new startup uLesson that has raised a $3.1 million seed round led by TLcom Capital. The venture is integrating mobile platforms, SD cards, culture-specifi...
08:30 am GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch New smartphone figures highlight continued struggles to grow market
In some corners, the smartphone market is showing its first signs of life in some time. Recent figures from Canalys indicate a small but notable uptick in the European market as shipments grew 3%, yea...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Leavy.co, the app for millennials who want to rent out their room while travelling, discloses $14M funding
Leavy.co, the Paris-born startup that offers a travel app for millennials to help them travel more without getting into further debt, has quietly raised $14 million in funding. The investment — ...
06:38 am GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Indias electric bike rental startup Yulu inks strategic partnership with Bajaj Auto, raises $8M
Yulu, a Bangalore-based electric bike sharing platform thatmaintains a partnership with Uber, said today it has won the backing of one of the countrys largest automakers. The two-year-old startup said...
05:06 am GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Alibabas shares climb almost 8% in their first morning of trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange
Alibaba share price increased as much as 7.7% during its first morning of trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Soon after the market opened, the shares climbed from their listing price of HKD $176...
01:48 am GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Inside the Instagram AI that fills Explore with fresh, juicy content
Instagram has posted an article describing the behind-the-scenes machinery that fills the Explore tab in Instagram with new, interesting stuff every time you open it. It's a bit technical, so here are...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, November 26, 2019
Techcrunch Taiwans Appier raises $80M for AI-based marketing technology
Artificial intelligence continues to be the theme of the moment in enterprise software, and today a company out of Asia that has built a suite of AI-powered marketing and ad tools is announcing a roun...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch AWS Translate comes to 22 new languages and 6 new regions
AWS seems to be using this week to get some news out ahead of its annual re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas next week. In addition to new IoT services and updates to its Rekognition AI servic...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch The ACLU wants details about videos of Boston Dynamics robot in police exercises
Back in April at our robotics event at UC Berkeley, Boston Dynamics head Marc Raibert showed off video of the companys Spot robot in a number of different real world scenarios. Some, like construction...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch NASAs space pallet concept could land rovers on the moon cheaply and simply
Establishing an enduring presence on the Moon will mean making a lot of landings and NASA researchers want to make those landings as reliable and cheap as possible. This robotic "pallet lander" conce...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Argentine fintech Ual raises $150M led by Tencent and SoftBank
Ual, an Argentine personal finance management app, has raised a $150 million Series C led by Tencent and SoftBank’s Latin America-focused Innovation Fund. Ual is a mobile banking app and lending...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch The herd sours on unprofitable unicorns again
Profitability is tied to growth. You can have one or the other, but rarely both simultaneously....
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch AI expert Stuart Russell to join TCs RoboticsAI 2020 at UC Berkeley
Computer scientists agree that artificial intelligence will have a stunning impact on the future of humanity. And more often than not, futurists depict a dystopian outcome – a world where we are...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Google employee activist says shes been fired
Google has terminated Rebecca Rivers, an employee activist the company put on indefinite administrative leave this month, Rivers tweeted this afternoon. Earlier this month, Google put Rivers and Laure...
09:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Ford VP challenges Tesla to a fair F-150 vs Cybertruck tow battle
Elon Musk took a big swipe at Ford during the unveiling of the Cybertruck. Mid-presentation, he played a video of a Cybertruck pulling an F-150 in what was pitched as a head-to-head contest. Many have...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Baby Yoda memes return as Giphy stops pulling content over copyright concerns
Almost as soon as “Baby Yoda” (or “Yoda Baby”?) debuted on the wildly popular new Disney Plus series “The Mandalorian,” a thousand internet memes bloomed in its wak...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk says sledgehammering Cybertruck led to the onstage window failure
After pounding the side of his new Cybertruck with a sledgehammer with not a mark left behind, Elon Musk turned his focus to the “Tesla Armor Glass”. As we all saw, the glass did not fare ...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch What the partnership at Trinity Ventures sees for the road ahead in 2020
Over the years, Trinity Ventures has racked up many exits for its limited partners. Through deals in consumer brands like Starbucks and Zulily and enterprise companies like TubeMogul and New Relic, th...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch New Amazon tool helps machine learning models identify unique objects
Amazon announced a new capability today called Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels to help customers train machine learning models to understand a set of objects when there is a limited set of informatio...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch CBS All Access launches kids programming, soon to include Nickelodeon shows
CBS’s over-the-top streaming service, CBS All Access, is the latest to counter the threat from Disney+ by investing in children’s programming. Today, the company is launching a kids’...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Apple releases holiday ad
Apple has released its annual holiday ad, just in time for Thanksgiving. Named The Surprise, the ad focuses on two young girls who spend a lot of time playing with an iPad. The ad focuses on a family ...
07:18 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch In wake of Sprint/T-Mobile deal, Ryan Reynolds has an announcement
In other news, Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds has invested an undisclosed amount in a company selling prepaid phone plans called Mint Mobile. It all sounds like a weird sponsored Instagram post, but a s...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch AWS expands its IoT services, brings Alexa to devices with only 1MB of RAM
AWS today announced a number of IoT-related updates that, for the most part, aim to make getting started with its IoT services easier, especially for companies that are trying to deploy a large fleet ...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Uber faces legal battle in London
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...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Omni storage & rentals fails, shutters, sells engineers to Coinbase
$35 million-funded Omni is packing up and shutting down after struggling to make the economics of equipment rentals and physical on-demand storage work out. It’s another victim of a venture capi...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Coup shuts down its electric moped scooter service
Coup, an electric moped scooter-sharing service that operates in Berlin, Paris and Berlin, has announced in an email that it is going to shut down in all three cities. On Twitter, the company says tha...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Peak Designs new bags and backpacks improve on the originals and add new options
SF-based Peak Design hasn’t really changed much about its now-classic Everyday bags over the years, and they’ve regularly received plenty of praise and good reviews so that makes sense. To...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Weekend Fund raises $10M for second early-stage fund
Ryan Hoover's Weekend Fund closes second fund....
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Devialet partners with Huawei for new speaker
Huawei and Devialet have unveiled a new speaker specifically designed for the Chinese market, the Huawei Sound X. French startup Devialet has been looking at ways to license its technology and patents...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook Viewpoints pays users for well-being surveys & tasks
Facebook is launching a new market research, task, and product testing program that lets users earn money. Starting today, people in the US who are over 18 can download Viewpoints and participate in a...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Cloud video collaboration platform Frame.io raises $50 million, heads to Hollywood
New York-based Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform now used by over a million customers, has raised $50 million in Series C funding to further expand its investment in cloud-based vide...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Co-founder couples therapy helps avoid company-killing pitfalls
Our partnership is not romantic were both married to other people yet as co-equal parents of a venture-backed startup, we live our professional lives under similar strain....
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch European smartphone shipments grew in Q3, driven by Samsung
Europe bucked global smartphone stagnation in the third quarter, marking an 8% year over year growth in device shipments. That number, provided by Canalys, puts the region at the top of smartphone gro...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Engineer.ai launches its Builder Now platform for rapid app prototyping and building
Engineer.ai combines AI with crowdsourced teams of designers and developers to build bespoke digital products faster that it would take to create a team.At least that’s what they say. Last year ...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Nike is latest retailer to offer 3% cash back to Apple Card users
Nike is the latest company to offer 3% cash back to Apple Card users, when they make an Apple Pay purchase using the card across Nike’s retail platforms, including its stores, Nike.com, SNKRS, N...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Dating.com acquiresDil Mil app for South Asian expats as dating apps consolidate
Following the recent news about theBadoo andBumble and Badoo exit there is more consolidation in the dating app space. It seems many dating apps are running for the exits ahead of the launch of dating...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Dating.com Group acquiresDil Mil app for South Asian expats as dating apps consolidate
Following the recent news about theBadoo andBumble and Badoo exit there is more consolidation in the dating app space. It seems many dating apps are running for the exits ahead of the launch of dating...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Gloria brings international soccer scouting into the 21st century
Lionel Messi, who’s still arguably the greatest soccer player in the world, signed his first contract with FC Barcelona when he was thirteen years old. Although he grew up in a small town in cen...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Artiphon launches a Kickstarter campaign for its new musical device Orba
Artiphon, the startup that previously raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter for a device called the Instrument 1, has launched a new campaign for its latest invention, Orba. Co-founder and CEO Mi...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch eBay to sell ticket marketplace StubHub to viagogo for $4.05 billion
eBay this morning announced it’s selling its ticket marketplace StubHub to Swiss ticket reseller viagogo for a cash price of $4.05 billion. The deal will merge StubHub U.S.-based marketplace wit...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Vistaprint left a customer service database unprotected, exposing calls, chats and emails
A security researcher has found an exposed database on the internet belonging to online printing giant Vistaprint. Security researcher Oliver Hough discovered the unencrypted database last week. There...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Lime is launching electric scooters in Cape Town
Lime will become the first major micromobility operator to launch scooters in Africa. Early next year, Lime will roll out electric scooters in Cape Town, South Africa. Unlike its model in the U.S. and...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon-backed Shuttl raises $18M to expand its app-based bus aggregator in India
Shuttl, a startup that runs an app-based bus aggregator servicein India, said on Monday that it has raised $18 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its business in the country. Toyota...
01:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch HP rejects Xerox again, but leaves door open for negotiation
In a letter released this morning from the HP, Inc. board of directors to Xerox, Corp, the company summarily rejected Xerox’s latest take-over offer, saying it significantly undervalues the comp...
12:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board
Rocket Lab is getting ready to fly its tenth mission, which the first official launch window during which it could happen set for this week on November 29. Aside from being a milestone 10th mission (d...
12:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Explore hundreds of startups exhibiting at Disrupt Berlin 2019
Seventeen, lieblings. Thats how many days stand between you and Disrupt Berlin 2019, which takes place on 11-12 December. Heres a pro tip for savvy investors. Use this time to jumpstart your networkin...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Scribd raises $58M for subscription e-books and audiobooks
Scribd has raised $58 million in new funding led by growth firm Spectrum Equity. The company first launched as a document-sharing service in 2007 before creating an e-book subscription in 2013. It now...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Anti-money laundering software startup TookiTaki raises $11.7 million in additional Series A funding
TookiTaki, a startup that develops machine learning-based financial compliance software, announced today it has raised a $11.7 million in additional Series A funding, led by Viola Fintech and SIG Asia...
10:53 am GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Uber has again been denied licence renewal in London over safety risks
Two months after being given a two-month reprieve on its licence to operate in London, Uber has once again been denied a full renewal by the city’s transport regulator — which said today t...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Detectify raises additional 21M for its ethical hacker network
Detectify, the Sweden born cybersecurity startup that offers a website vulnerability scanner powered by the crowd, has raised 21 million in further funding. Leading the round is London-based VC firm B...
07:33 am GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Leaked Chinese government documents detail how tech is used to escalate the persecution of Uighurs
In less than two weeks, two major reports have been published that contain leaked Chinese government documents about the persecution of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China. Details include th...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, November 25, 2019
Techcrunch Max Q: NASA signs up new Moon delivery companies
Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. There were lot of highlights in the space industry this past week (even though a rocket launch that was supposed to happened i...
11:10 pm GMT - Sun, November 24, 2019
Techcrunch Indias financial services firm Paytm raises $1B
Paytm said on Monday it has raised $1 billion in a new financing round as the Noida-headquartered firm, which once dominated the local mobile payments market, attempts to fight back giants Google, Wal...
04:45 pm GMT - Sun, November 24, 2019
Techcrunch Hulu is down, appears to be a major outage
Hulu is currently down. We’re not sure why, and neither does Hulu. A stream of tweets complaining about the outage surfaced Sunday morning on the U.S. east coast, but it seems like a global outa...
04:29 pm GMT - Sun, November 24, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Netflixs Rhythm Flow tweaks the music competition formula
“Rhythm + Flow” is Netflix’s take on a reality TV staple the music competition show. With Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and Tip “T.I.” Harris on-board as judges, the series...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 24, 2019
Techcrunch Reasons to be climate cheerful (ish)
The International Energy Agency published its annual World Energy Outlook ten days ago. In this era of climate crisis, that outlook includes, as you would expect, stern warnings of catastrophic warmin...
09:27 pm GMT - Sat, November 23, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla Cybertruck reservations hit 146,000
Tesla has received 146,000 reservations to order the Tesla Cybertruck, pulling in some $14.6 million in deposits just two days after the company’s CEO Elon Musk unveiled the futuristic and angle...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 23, 2019
Techcrunch China Roundup: Y Combinators short-lived China dream
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunchs China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Last week, we looked at how Ali...
02:35 pm GMT - Sat, November 23, 2019
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Honeys $4B exit, a new plan for iOS 14, Apples new developer resource
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking about? Wh...
12:14 pm GMT - Sat, November 23, 2019
Techcrunch Code and compete in the TC Hackathon at Disrupt Berlin
Were in the home stretch to the TC Hackathon going down atDisrupt Berlin 2019on 11-12 December. If you have what it takes to compete against some of the best hackers, developers, engineers and code po...
12:25 am GMT - Sat, November 23, 2019
Techcrunch More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach
T-Mobile has confirmed a data breach affecting more than a million of its customers, whose personal data (but no financial or password data) was exposed to a malicious actor. The company alerted the a...
12:03 am GMT - Sat, November 23, 2019
Techcrunch Maryanna Saenko and Steve Jurvetson of Future Ventures talk SpaceX, the Boring Company, and . . . ayahuasca
Last week, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, we sat down with Maryanna Saenko and Steve Jurvetson, investors who came together to create the investment outfit Future Ventures roughly one year ag...
12:03 am GMT - Sat, November 23, 2019
Techcrunch Maryanna Saenko and Steve Jurvetson of Future Ventures talk SpaceX, the Boring Co. and . . . ayahuasca
Last week, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, we sat down with Maryanna Saenko and Steve Jurvetson, investors who came together to create the investment outfit Future Ventures roughly one year ag...
11:33 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Inside Prosus Ventures $4.5 billion bet on India
Prosus Ventures last week filed a hostile offer for British food delivery startup Just Eat, an attempt to defeat a unanimous rejection from its board and simultaneously fend off a bid from rival Takea...
11:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Chinese spy defects to Australia, alleging election interference and cybercrimes
A purported agent of the Chinese intelligence service is seeking asylum in Australia, bringing with him explosive allegations of widespread interference in political affairs in that country, Taiwan, a...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook prototypes Favorites for close friends microsharing
Facebook is building its own version of Instagram Close Friends, the company confirms to TechCrunch. There’s a lot people that don’t share on Facebook because it can feel risky or awkward ...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Making sense of a multi-cloud, hybrid world at KubeCon
More than 12,000 attendees gathered this week in San Diego to discuss all things containers, Kubernetes and cloud-native at KubeCon. Kubernetes, the container orchestration tool, turned five this year...
07:52 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft adds Mori to translator as New Zealand pushes to revitalize the language
The benefits of machine translation are easy to see and experience for ourselves, but those practical applications are only one part of what makes the technology valuable. Microsoft and the government...
07:40 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Direct mail still works if you avoid common mistakes
Weve aggregated many of the worlds best growth marketers into one community. Twice a month, we ask them to share their most effective growth tactics, and we compile them into this Growth Report....
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch FCC bans spending on Huawei, ZTE and other national security threats
The FCC has finally put the seal of approval on its plan to cut funding to hardware from companies it deems a "national security threat," currently an exclusive club of two: Huawei and ZTE....
07:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Teslas Cybertruck will have a solar charging option, says Musk
  Tesla revealed its Cybertruck pickup last night,a SciFi-tastic wedge built from the same steel alloy that SpaceX is using for its Starship spaceship. Elon Musk spent about twenty minutes showin...
06:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Tesla unveils its futuristic Cybertruck
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...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Startups face the same phishing risks as big corporations
This week, we reported on TechCrunch how thousands of remote employees with health and workplace benefits through human resources giant TriNet received emails that looked like a near-perfect phishing ...
04:56 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch VTEX, an e-commerce platform used by Walmart, raises $140M led by SoftBanks LatAm fund
E-commerce now accounts for 14% of all retail sales, and its growth has led to a rise in the fortunes of startups that build tools to enable businesses to sell online. In the latest development, a com...
04:48 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Airbnb COO Belinda Johnson is leaving the company next year
Airbnb COO Belinda Johnson notified employees of her impending departure next March, CNBC first reported. Airbnb has since confirmed the news, saying Johnson will remain involved with the company on i...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Heres why the Tesla Cybertruck has its crazy look
Elon Musk revealed the Cybertruck last night, saying it looks like nothing else on the market. That’s true, but the Cybertruck shares several key features with an unlikely pickup the first-gene...
03:04 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Hyundai and Seoul set to test self-driving cars on city roads starting next month
Hyundai has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the city of Seoul to begin testing six autonomous vehicles on roads in the Gangnam district beginning next month, BusinessKorea reports. The...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Cloud Foundrys Kubernetes bet with Project Eirini hits 1.0
Cloud Foundry, the open-source platform-as-a-service that, with the help of lots of commercial backers, is currently in use by the majority of Fortune 500 companies, launched well before containers, a...
02:40 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch We have five questions about Teslas Cybertruck
Tesla just unveiled its first pickup truck, and the Cybertruck gets a lot of things right. The look is polarizing, but from a truck perspective, it’s capable, practical, and relatively affordabl...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Dont miss out: Exhibit in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2019
Heiliger Strohsack holy smokes! In just a few weeks, thousands of attendees will arrive in Germany for Disrupt Berlin 2019, the premiere international tech conference focused on early-stage startups....
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Equity Dive: Poshmarks origin story with co-founder & CEO Manish Chandra
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines....
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla all-electric ATV makes a surprise debut at Cybertruck event
Tesla CEO Elon Musk definitely didn’t have the most issue-free presentation during last night’s Cybertruck unveil, but he did pull off a pretty impressive ‘one more thing moment̵...
01:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Teslas Cybertruck is made of the same stainless steel alloy that SpaceX is using for Starship
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the much-anticipated Cybertruck electric pickup in LA on Thursday, and the vehicle is obviously getting a lot of attention for its eye-catching and unique design. It looks...
01:13 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Pitch OUT of Palace Duke of York steps down from [email protected] as event goes independent
Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, is to completely step down from his role as head of the [email protected] initiative he set up at Buckingham Palace to showcase entrepreneurs, and the operation will be rel...
12:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerbergs twisted logic on hate speech and fakes
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has waded into the debate about social media regulation. In an award-acceptance speech to the Anti Defamation League yesterday the creator of Ali G and Borat delivered a pre...
12:04 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Bellman wants to simplify property management for residential buildings
Meet Bellman, a new French startup that wants to improve residential building management using technology and a fair amount of human interactions. The startup has been co-founded by Antonio Pinto, who...
10:57 am GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch What we learned on our Tesla Cybertruck ride
After Elon Musk had left the stage Thursday evening, the crowd still excited and a little stunned from the Tesla Cybertrunk reveal converged to the back doors that led outside where a gigantic queue...
08:31 am GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Indias Razorpay launches corporate credit cards, current accounts support in major neo banking push
Indias RazorPay, one of the largest payments processing firms in the country, today announced a range of new services aimed at startups, businesses, merchants and freelancers as the Bangalore-based fi...
04:54 am GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Tesla accidentally busted two windows on the Cybertruck while demonstrating how tough they are
Well, I don’t think that was supposed to happen. In what was one of the more surreal product launches I’ve seen, Tesla debuted its $39,900 Cybertruck pickup tonight. After running through ...
04:35 am GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Behold, the Tesla Cybertruck is here
Elon Musk revealed Thursday evening the Tesla Cybertruck, a futuristic vehicle that seemed stripped straight out of a post-apocalyptic era movie. The Tesla Cybertruck, which Musk unveiled in dramatic ...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, November 22, 2019
Techcrunch Austin-based Next Coast Ventures just closed its second fund with $130 million
It’s November. We’re eleven years into a bull run. And a protracted trade war with China — not to mention the impeachment proceedings — is causing some nervousness about what n...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords
The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords that would unlock their devices. The state’s Supreme Court s...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number
Two-factor authentication is good! SMS-based two-factor authentication? Not the best option. After countless tales of people having their phone numbers and inbound SMS hijacked by way of SIM swapping,...
10:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Y Combinator abruptly shutters YC China
Prolific startup accelerator Y Combinator has abandoned plans to establish a branch of the program in China. The company cites a general change in strategy, but a deafening silence on the complexity a...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch OutVoice officially launches its freelancer payment tools
OutVoice, a startup that allows editors to pay freelancers with the click of a button, has officially left beta testing and is open to any publication. The company is also announcing that it has raise...
10:25 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Alphabets X details a garbage-sorting bot thats part of its plan to make robots an everyday thing
Alphabet subsidiary X, which is the former Google X, focuses exclusively on ambitious “moonshots,” or applications of tech you might expect are science fiction, not a real product in devel...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Google employees will rally in protest of alleged worker retaliation
Google is under fire again for its treatment of employees. Tomorrow, a group of Google employees are holding a rally and press conference to speak out against the company’s decision to place two...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Netgears Meural Canvas II is a better version of the best home gadget for photographers
Netgear has released the first updated Canvas digital art from from Meural since acquiring the company last September, and the next-generation connected frame comes with some decent quality-of-life im...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Morgan Stanleys Teflon banker talks direct listings (and much more)
After landing a seemingly endless string of coveted deals for his bank, Morgan Stanley, Michael Grimes has been dubbed “Wall Street’s Silicon Valley whisperer.” Morgan Stanley has se...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Morgan Stanleys Teflon banker talks direct listings and much more
Michael Grimes has been dubbed “Wall Street’s Silicon Valley whisperer” for landing a seemingly endless string of coveted deals for his bank, Morgan Stanley. The sprawling financial ...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founders death
Summer camp for adults and beloved tech-free weekend getaway Camp Grounded ground to a halt in 2017. Its big-hearted founder Levi Felix who’d espoused the joys of trading screens for nature walk...
08:29 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch The Flux Beamo is a $1500 laser cutter with simple but powerful software
Laser cutters are in a fun place right now. Gone are the days when the cheapest machines were tens of thousands of dollars, and when the “compact” models were roughly the size of a freezer...
08:29 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch The Flux beamo is a $1,500 laser cutter with simple but powerful software
Laser cutters are in a fun place right now. Gone are the days when the cheapest machines were tens of thousands of dollars, and when the “compact” models were roughly the size of a freezer...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Keywee introduces a new Loyalty Score to help publishers reach the most valuable readers
I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but here’s the truth: Not all readers are created equal. At least, that’s how things look from a user acquisition perspective, where publishers ru...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Linear lines up $4.2M led by Sequoia to build a better platform for software developer collaboration
Software will eat the world, as the saying goes, but in doing so, some developers are likely to get a little indigestion. That is to say, building products requires working with disparate and distribu...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Linear takes $4.2M led by Sequoia to build a better bug tracker and more
Software will eat the world, as the saying goes, but in doing so, some developers are likely to get a little indigestion. That is to say, building products requires working with disparate and distribu...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch MIT researchers develop a much better way to optimize the control of soft robots
MIT researchers have developed a new way to optimize how soft robots perform specific tasks a huge challenge when it comes to soft robotics in particular, because robots with flexible bodies can basi...
07:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Define and manage growth on your own terms
Growth means different things at different companies, but correctly identifying avenues for sustainable and scalable growth is a universal priority....
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch The top 1% of app store publishers drive 80% of new downloads
The current app store ecosystem doesn’t favor the indie developer. According to new data from Sensor Tower, the top 1% of publishers globally accounted for a whopping 80% of the total 29.6 billi...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch GM will bring an electric truck to market in 2021
GM CEO Mary Barra said Thursday that the automaker will bring its first electric truck to market in the fall of 2021. The comments were made Thursday during GM’s investor day. Later this evening...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Toyotas first plug-in hybrid RAV4 piles on the power and fuel efficiency
Toyota gave its first plug-in hybrid RAV4 more than just a plug. It piled on the power as well. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, which was unveiled this week at the LA Auto Show, will achieve two seemingly...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Valves flagship Half-Life VR game will land in March of 2020
As expected, Valve just dropped some details about Half-Life: Alyx, the flagship VR game it teased earlier this week....
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Congress extends NSA call records collection powers to March
In passing a short-term funding bill to avoid a U.S. government shutdown, Congress has also extended the government’s legal powers allowing it to collect daily millions of Americans’ call ...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: PayPal acquires Honey
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...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch BMW locks up 10.2 billion euro battery order ahead of EV onslaught
BMW announced Thursday it will spend more than 10 billion euros ($11.07 billion) on battery cells from Chinese battery cell manufacturerContemporary Amperex Technology Co and Samsung SDI. The deal com...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch BMW locks up 10.2 billion battery order ahead of EV onslaught
BMW announced Thursday it will spend more than 10 billion euros ($11.07 billion) on battery cells from Chinese battery cell manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. and Samsung SDI. The deal c...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Splice teaches AI to sell Similar Sounds as users double
Splice is blowing up like a hit song. The audio sample marketplace has doubled revenue and user count in a year, and now reaches 3 million musicians. 70% of those visit weekly to hunt down the freshes...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook Dating now integrates with Instagram and Facebook Stories
Facebook Dating, an opt-in feature of the main Facebook app, will begin to tap into the content users are already creating across both Facebook and Instagram to enhance its service. Today, Facebook Da...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Google will now pay up to $1.5 million for very specific Android exploits
When Google first introduced its bug bounty program for Android, the biggest reward you could get for finding and reporting a potential exploit was $38,000. The cap grew over time, as Android grew in ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch YouTube to update harassment and gaming policies, clarify changes to kids content
In YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki quarterly letter, released today, the exec addresses a number of changes to YouTube policies, including the recent FTC-mandated rules for kids content that have alternate...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Reserve your demo table at TC Sessions: Robotics & AI 2020
Robotics and AI is the hottest scientific mashup since The Big Bang Theorys Sheldon Cooper met Amy Farrah Fowler. If you play a role in these world-changing technologies, join us at TC Sessions: Robot...
04:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch MontyCloud raises $2.85 million for its cloud management platform
For enterprises that want to move to the cloud, that actual move is often hard enough, but in the long run, being able to manage the lifecycle of their cloud deployments is just as important. MontyClo...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Adobe details feature roadmap for Photoshop on the iPad, subject selection coming in 2019
Adobe has taken quite a bit of heat for its release of Photoshop on the iPad, mostly because it’s not as feature-complete as a lot of users were hoping, given that this is meant to be a full ver...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter rolls out its Hide Replies feature to all users worldwide
Twitter’s radical “Hide Replies” feature, one of the biggest changes to how Twitter works since the invention of the Retweet, is now available to Twitter’s global user base. Th...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Placement is the much-needed talent agent for jobseekers
“We’re giving away money to strangers on the internet” is a pretty cavalier pitch for a new startup. But the more I learned about Placement, the smarter it sounded. In exchange for 1...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Jeanette Manfra, senior DHS cybersecurity official, to leave government
Jeanette Manfra, one of the most senior and experienced U.S. cybersecurity officials, is leaving government after more than a decade in the public sector. Manfra, who served as assistant director for ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon launches a Dash Smart Shelf for businesses that automatically restocks supplies
Amazon may have stopped selling its Dash buttons for consumers, but it’s not done with dedicated Dash hardware: The company is launching its new Amazon Dash Smart Shelf today. Aimed at small bus...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Alphabets Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon
Alphabet-owned Loon, the high-altitude balloon company that is using its stratospheric technology to provide internet connectivity on Earth, has signed a new commercial agreement with Telefonica-owned...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Celonis, a leader in big data process mining for enterprises, nabs $290M on a $2.5B valuation
More than $1 trillion is spent by enterprises annually on “digital transformation” — the investments that organizations make to update their IT systems to get more out of them and re...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Routes app auto-tracks all your packages, raises $12M
Between Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and indie merchants, it’s easy to lose track of when your online purchases will be delivered. And if you’re buying something pricey or important, a lack of ship...
12:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Wonderbly launches Wonderbly Studios to let other brands use its personalisation API for printed books
Wonderbly, the personalised book publisher backed by Google Ventures and best known for the breakout hit “Lost My Name,” is unveiling Wonderbly Studios in a bid to make it easier for other...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Annual Extra Crunch members get a discount on Aircall
Were excited to announce a new Extra Crunch community perk from Aircall. Starting today, annual and two-year Extra Crunch members that are new to Aircall and located within the U.S. or Canada can rece...
10:14 am GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as incompatible with human rights
Human rights charity Amnesty International is the latest to call for reform of surveillance capitalism — blasting the business models of “surveillance giants” Facebook and Google in ...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Omnius CEO Sofie Quidenus-Wahlforss is joining us at Disrupt Berlin
When you think about artificial intelligence, chances are you think about anthropomorphic robots that can make decisions on their own. But artificial intelligence already has huge impacts in the insur...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch G Suite users get more AI writing help, Google Assistant calendar integration and more
Google is launching a number of updates to its G Suite tools today that, among other things, brings to Google Docs an AI grammar checker, smarter spellchecking and, soon, spelling autocorrect. The com...
06:11 am GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Michael Grimes, Wall Streets Silicon Valley whisperer, says direct listings are absolutely more efficient than IPOs
Michael Grimes has been called “Wall Street’s Silicon Valley whisperer” for landing a seemingly endless string of coveted deals for his bank, Morgan Stanley. In more recent years, it...
02:02 am GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Antarctic tests will prepare this rover for a possible trip to an icy ocean moon
Exploring a distant moon usually means trundling around its uniquely inhospitable surface, but on icy ocean moons like Saturn's Enceladus, it might be better to come at things from the bottom up. This...
12:31 am GMT - Thu, November 21, 2019
Techcrunch Google limits political ad targeting and all demonstrably false claims
Google has joined Twitter in revising its political ad rules ahead of what promises to be a brutal election season. But while the latter chose to ban political advertising altogether, Google is mainly...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Bandit opens a mobile-only coffee shop in New York
If you wander into the Bandit coffee shop in Midtown New York, you won’t be able to just walk up to the counter and order something. Instead, you’ll need to download a mobile app. I experi...
10:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch SpaceXs Starship Mk1 fails during testing, next step will be to move to a newer design
SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype encountered an explosive failure during early testing in Texas on Wednesday you can see exactly what happened in the video below, but basically it blew its lid d...
09:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control
Sonos revealed during its quarterly earnings report that it has acquired voice assistant startup Snips in a $37 million cash deal, Variety reported on Wednesday. Snips, which had been developing dedic...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Apple expands and updates its Everyone Can Code program
Apple announced today an expansion of its program designed to get more students coding. The company says it has redesigned the “Everyone Can Code” curriculum with a focus on introducing mo...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch PayPal to acquire shopping and rewards platform Honey for $4B
PayPal announced today it has agreed to acquire Honey Science Corporation, the makers of a deal-finding browser add-on and mobile application, for $4 billion, mostly cash. The acquisition, which is Pa...
08:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Google Cloud launches Bare Metal Solution
Google Cloud today announced the launch of a new bare metal service, dubbed the Bare Metal Solution. We aren’t talking about bare metal servers offered directly by Google Cloud here, though. Ins...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Reimagine inside sales to ramp up B2B customer acquisition
User-first products are driving rapid company growth in an era where individuals discover, adopt, and share software they like, but what if your company doesnt fit that profile?...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Free Spotify comes to Alexa
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...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Mercedes prices its all-electric EQC SUV at $67,900
The Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC, the German automaker’s first all-electric vehicle under its new EQ brand, will start at $67,900 when it arrives in the U.S. early next year. Mercedes-Benz annou...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Apples iPhone 11 Pro battery case sports a new camera button
Apple just released the iPhone 11 Pro’s battery case and it comes with surprise: a button for the camera. This is a minor, but welcomed addition to an otherwise standard battery case. The button...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch VEnvirotech transforms organic waste into bioplastics
After a year of testing out environmental technologies for a private company, co-founder Patricia Ayma developed a process for bioplastic production using bacteria. The system turns organic matter, su...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Smart Compose is coming to Google Docs
At its Cloud Next event in London, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian today announced that Smart Compose, the AI-powered feature that currently tries to complete phrases and sentences for you in Gmail, is...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Announcing TechCrunch Early Stage, a new event series all about founders
TechCrunch covers a lot of bases in the tech startup world, but none is more important than supporting founders — especially early-stage founders. Thats what our new event series, TechCrunch Ear...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Circ, the Berlin-based e-scooter company, makes layoffs following operational learnings
Circ, the Berlin-based e-scooter rentals — or so-called micro-mobility — company founded by Lukasz Gadowski of Delivery Hero fame, has made a number of layoff, TechCrunch has learned. This...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Uber reports a sharp rise in government demands for user data
Uber says the number of legal demands for riders’ data made by U.S. and Canadian authorities has risen sharply in the past year. The ride-hailing company said the number of law enforcement deman...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins joins $24.5M funding led by Blockchain Capital for Bison Trails
Kleiner Perkins has joined a $24.5 million Series A funding round for Bison Trails, a provider of blockchain protocols, which was led by Blockchain Capital to develop the firms infrastructure services...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins joins $25.5M funding led by Blockchain Capital for Bison Trails
Kleiner Perkins has joined a $25.5 million Series A funding round for Bison Trails, a provider of blockchain protocols, which was led by Blockchain Capital to develop the firms infrastructure services...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Cheq raises another $16M to fight ad fraud
Cheq, a startup focused on preventing ad fraud and ensuring that ads run in brand-safe environments, has raised $16 million in Series B funding. When the company raised its $5 million Series A last ye...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests
A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Front announces Front Calendar to integrate scheduling with shared inboxes
Front, the company that lets you manage your inboxes as a team, acquired Meetingbird last year. So it shouldnt come as a surprise that Front is about to roll out its own calendar. This way, you can ma...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Anyone can now create maps and stories on Google Earth
Google Earth is making a significant change to its product, with the addition of content creation tools that allow anyone to create maps and stories for its platform. The feature is an expansion of th...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Ubiquiti announces new AmpliFi Alien router with Wi-Fi 6
Ubiquiti, the company behind popular UniFi Wi-Fi access points and networking equipment, is releasing a new router for consumers the AmpliFi Alien. Todays new device is an all-in-one networking devic...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Vouch raises $45M led by YC Continuity for business insurance that targets startups
“Move fast and break things” is a term we usually associate with Facebook (at least, until 2014) and the general startup ethos of being disruptive. Now in true entrepreneurial fashion, the...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Spotifys free music service will now stream on Alexa devices, plus Bose and Sonos smart speakers
Spotify has worked with Amazon Echo since 2016, but only for premium subscribers. Today, that changes as Spotify says its free tier will now stream across Alexa-powered devices, as well as other smart...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch WHILL brings its autonomous wheelchairs to North American airports
After trials in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, Tokyo’s Haneda airport, and Abu Dhabi airport earlier this year, WHILL, the developer of autonomous wheelchairs, is bringing its robotic mobil...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Inhabitr raises $4 million to let you rent furniture
Inhabitr, a Chicago-based furniture rental platform, has today announced the close of a $4 million in Series A funding, led by Great North Labs. Inhabitr launched in 2016 after the cofounders, who hav...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Sharding, scalability, decentralization You name it, weve got it on the EC stage in Berlin
Sharding and scalability. Transactions per second.Crypto-ecosystems. Thedecentralized web. These are thevoyages of the Starship Blockchain, on its 5-year mission to seek out Ok, you get the drift! But...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Email app Spark receives update with new design
Spark, the popular email app from Readdle, has been redesigned on iOS and Android. The interface has always been a bit busy in the mobile app. Thats why the updated app now features a cleaner design a...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Tuesday Company acquires VoteWithMe as tech for politics looks to consolidate ahead of 2020
Tuesday Company, the organizational toolkit for political advocacy groups and candidates, has taken another step to consolidate its position in the growing market for tech-enabled political outreach w...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Brava, a smart oven maker with big names attached, just sold to an industrial equipment company
Brava had a lot of things working in its favor as startups go. It was founded in 2015 by serial executive John Pleasants, whose past stints have included as co-president of Disney Interactive Media Gr...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Gravitational nabs $25M Series A to ease cloud deployment with Kubernetes
As we move into an increasingly multi-cloud world, there is a portability problem moving applications between clouds. Gravitational wants to fix that, and today it announced a $25 million Series A. Th...
01:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Invasive scheme spotted that foxes tracker blockers
Online privacy is facing a new challenge: A first-party tracker that appears to be unblockable with standard privacy tools such as adblockers. The tracker in question was spotted being deployed by Fre...
01:27 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Samasource raises $14.8M for global AI data biz driven from Africa
AI training data provider Samasource has raised a $14.8 million Series A funding round led by Ridge Ventures. The San Francisco headquartered company delivers Fortune 100 companies with the inputs the...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Starburst raises $22M to modernize data analytics with Presto
Starburst, the company that’s looking to monetize the open-source Presto distributed query engine, today announced that it has raised a $22 million funding round led by Index Ventures, with the ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Submit a guest post to Extra Crunch
We're changing how guest columns work here at TechCrunch, with the goal of publishing more about key topics for our startup founder audience....
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Remrise raises $8.2M to deliver tailored, plant-based sleep solutions
Sleep is big business. Casper, Leesa and a dozen other mattress companies have driven the point home in recent years. Its something we all want, but none of us are getting enough of. In 2017, sleep ai...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Vayyar nabs $109M for its 4D radar tech, which detects and tracks images while preserving privacy
The future of the connected home, connected car, and connected everything will have a lot of imaging technology at the center of it: sensors to track the movement of people and things will be a critic...
12:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Bunch, the Discord for mobile games, raises $3.85M from Supercell, Tencent, Riot Games
Growing up, Selcuk Atli spent a good deal of his free time playing video games with his friends. And when I say with his friends, I mean actually with them. They’re called LAN parties, where eve...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch San Diego-based Founders First Capital Partners gets $100 million for revenue-based fund
Founders First Capital Partners, an accelerator and investment firm which provides revenue-based financing to businesses led by “underrepresented entrepreneurs” operating in underserved ma...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Google makes converting VMs to containers easier with the GA of Migrate for Anthos
At its Cloud Next event in London, Google today announced a number of product updates around its managed Anthos platform, as well as Apigee and its Cloud Code tools for building modern applications th...
07:03 am GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Indias Swiggy bets big on cloud kitchens
Can cloud kitchens take off in India? Swiggy, one of the countrys largest food delivery startups, is betting on it. The Prosus Ventures-backed startup said on Wednesday it has established 1,000 cloud ...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Dream Games raises $7.5M seed to develop high-quality puzzle games
Dream Games, a Turkish mobile gaming company founded by former Peak Games employees who worked together on hit puzzle games Toy Blast and Toon Blast, has raised $7.5 million in seed funding. Leading t...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Robinhood launches UK waiting list
It is approaching a year since TechCrunch broke news that Robinhood was stealthily recruiting for a London office ahead of plans to expand to the U.K. And in August the U.S.-based company, which pione...
04:31 am GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Volkswagens new all-electric concept wagon could be coming to the U.S. by 2022
Volkswagen revealed Tuesday evening a new concept vehicle called the ID Space Vizzion, and despite the crazy Frank Zappaesque name, this onemight actually make it into production in Europe and North A...
02:34 am GMT - Wed, November 20, 2019
Techcrunch Audis next all-electric vehicle, the e-tron Sportback, is a coup SUV
Audi revealed Tuesday evening in Los Angeles the e-tron Sportback as the German automaker begins to chip away at its plan to launch more than 30 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids by 2025. The e-tr...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Former Casper execs are building a direct-to-consumer dog food startup called Jinx
With Jinx, three former members of the Casper team are looking to bring what CEO Terri Rockovich called “the Casper playbook” to selling dog food. The startup has raised $5.65 million from...
11:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch How Airbnb handles discrimination claims
When disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, who is blind and deaf, booked an apartment in London via Airbnb last month, she says the host cancelled her reservation after she disclosed that her guide do...
11:19 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Sundance Institutes Co//ab offers online education and feedback for filmmakers
The Sundance Institute is looking to reach a broader community of up-and-coming filmmakers with a new website called Co//ab. The institute’s chief product officer Tara Hein-Phillips told me that...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Lucence raises $20 million Series A for its non-invasive cancer screening technology
Lucence Diagnostics, a genomic medicine startup that develops non-invasive tests for cancer screening, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series A led by IHH Healthcare, one of the world...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million as it gears up to launch
Superpedestrian, the startup working with a handful of scooter operators to deploy vehicles that can perform self-diagnostics, just raised a $20 million round from Spark Capital, General Catalyst, Han...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch In the ghost kitchen race, GV-backed Kitchen United aims to kill with kindness; heres its playbook
Cloud kitchens, ghost kitchens, dark kitchens. No doubt by now you know a little about these businesses that are moving into underused or more affordable properties that can be turned into shared work...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch In a race against Travis Kalanick, Kitchen United aims to kill with kindness; heres its playbook
Cloud kitchens, ghost kitchens, dark kitchens. No doubt by now you know a little about these businesses that are moving into underused or more affordable properties that can be turned into shared work...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch In the heated cloud kitchens race, Kitchen United aims to kill with kindness; heres its playbook
Cloud kitchens, ghost kitchens, dark kitchens. No doubt by now you know a little about these businesses that are moving into underused or more affordable properties that can be turned into shared work...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Is this Niantics next game?
First came Pokmon GO. Then came Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Then came… Catan? It’s starting to look like the next property to get Niantic’s “real world game” treatment w...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Karmas new electric hinge-winged hypercar concept goes 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds
Karma Automotive took the wraps off Tuesday of a new electric concept car called the SC2 that produces a heart-thumping 1,100 horsepower and can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. The ...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Facebooks latest experiment is a meme creation app, Whale
Facebook’s NPE Team, a division inside the social networking giant that will build experimental consumer-facing social apps, has now added a third app to its lineup with the launch of meme creat...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity
Toronto-based startup Luna Design and Innovation is a prime example of the kind of space company that is increasingly starting up to take advantage of the changing economics of the larger industry. Fo...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Macys said hackers stole customer credit cards again
For the second time in as many years, Macy’s customers have been hit by a data breach involving countless numbers of credit cards. In a filing with the California attorney general, the retail gi...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Build trust with remote users to get qualitative feedback
Developers and marketers have automated most user feedback and testing, but what about communities like patients or senior citizens who may be more challenging to reach?...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Karma Automotive unveils its faster next act, the Revero GTS
Karma Automotive’s second act is a gasoline-electric luxury vehicle that aims to deliver more performance and tech inside a sleek and sporty $149,950 package. The 2020 Revero GTS unveiled Tuesda...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Linode launches its Kubernetes Engine into beta
Before the hyperclouds, there were Linode, Mediatemple, HostGator and seemingly a million other hosting services that let you rent affordable virtual private servers for your development needs. And wh...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Clumio raises $135M Series C for its backup as a service platform
Clumio, a 100-people startup that offers a SaaS-like service for enterprise backup, today announced that it has raised a $135 million Series C round, led by existing investor Sutter Hill Ventures and ...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Give InKinds smarter giving platform brings in surprise $1.5 million in pre-seed funding
Helping out a friend in need online can be surprisingly difficult. While giving cash is easy enough, that's often not what people need most so Give InKind aims to be the platform where you can do a l...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch CMU finds that even bad robot trash talk can throw you off your game
A commons tactic in both amateur and professional sports and even in competitions as mundane as a casual board game night is trash talk. But the negative effect of trash talk may have less to do wit...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Vulog will power Hyundais new LA car-sharing service
The technology behind Hyundai’s new car-sharing service in Los Angeles is provided by a company that is largely unknown despite its ubiquity. Vulog announced Tuesday during Automobility LA that ...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook announces dates for its 2020 F8 developers conference
Facebook announced its plans for its F8 annual developer conference, which is where the company shows off its latest technology, apps and its vision for the future. The company says the next event wil...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Google Assistant introduces personalized playlists of audio news
Starting today, when you say “Hey Google, play me the news” to a Google Assistant-enabled phone or smart speaker, you’ll get a tailored playlist of the day’s big headlines and ...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Robotics startup Picnic, known for its automated pizza assembly system, raises $5 million
Picnic, a robotics startup that focuses on food production, announced today that it has raised $5 million in additional seed funding. The new round was led by Creative Ventures, with participation fro...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch DoorDash tipping practices prompts lawsuit from DC Attorney General
DoorDash is facing a new lawsuit regarding its tipping practices. This time, it’s coming from Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine. In the suit, Racine accuses DoorDash of engaging in d...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Make a personal plan for your exit or IPO
I see plenty of founders having liquidity events only to find themselves making hurried decisions with their newfound wealth, ultimately feeling frustrated when they realize theyve paid a painful pric...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Heres the first look inside Orbexs Scotland rocket factory
European private launch startup Orbex is getting ready to start actually launching payloads aboard its own rockets, and it’s pulling back the curtains to give a look at the factory it’s us...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Amazons new Fire TV Blaster works with Echo to control your TV, soundbar, cable box and more
Amazon already offers Alexa voice control to TV owners through its Fire TV devices, by way of a voice remote or by pairing an Echo device with a Fire TV, for hands-free voice commands. Now, it’s...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Hands-on with DJIs Osmo Mobile 3
Hello, its your video-making friends at TechCrunch again. This time, DJI sent us the latest iteration of their mobile phone gimbal to try out for a couple of weeks. While I took mine to Budapest and V...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Salesforce Customer 360 aims to bring all customer data into a single view
The holy grail of customer experience these days involves gathering all of the data on an individual customer into a single record. Today at Dreamforce, the company’s massive customer customer c...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Meet Dongtu, the Giphy of China
With its own universe of homegrown social networks, e-commerce platforms and search engines, the Chinese internet is a world apart from its counterpart in the U.S.But in some areas, the two countries ...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch SNCs Dream Chaser spacecraft can supply NASAs lunar space station and become its own orbital platform
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is in the process of developing ‘Dream Chaser,’ a reusable spacecraft designed to ferry cargo to the International Space Station, and bring it back to Earth...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify turns its personalization technology to podcasts with launch of Your Daily Podcasts
Spotify is taking the personalization technology that powers its music playlists, like Discover Weekly and Daily Mix, and turning it to podcasts. The company announced this morning the launch of a new...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch India says law permits agencies to snoop on citizens devices
The Indian government said on Tuesday that it is empowered to intercept, monitor, or decrypt any digital communication generated, transmitted, received, or stored on a citizen’s device in the co...
02:38 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon makes its music streaming service free with ads
Amazon is making its music streaming service free. The company previously offered free, ad-supported streaming only to customers who owned an Amazon Echo device. Now it’s rolling out free stream...
02:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Sweden drops rape investigation into Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange
Sweden has dropped an investigation into Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, on allegations of suspected rape. In a statement today the country’s prosecution authority said the evidence has ̶...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch The iRobot Roomba s9 and Braava m6 are the robots you should trust to clean your house well
This holiday season, we’re going to be looking back at some of the best tech of the past year, and providing fresh reviews in a sort of ‘greatest hits’ across a range of categories. ...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Salesforce, AWS expand partnership to bring Amazon Connect to Service Cloud
Salesforce and AWS announced an expansion of their on-going partnership that actually goes back to a $400 million 2016 infrastructure services agreement, and expanded last year to include data integra...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch SocialRank sells biz to Trufan, pivots to a mobile LinkedIn
What do you do when your startup idea doesn’t prove big enough? Run it as a scrawny but profitable lifestyle business? Or sell it to a competitor and take another swing at the fences. Social aud...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Eden office management platform raises $25 million Series B
Eden, the workplace management platform that connects office managers with service providers, today announced the close of a $25 million Series B round led by Reshape. Participants in the round also i...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch LA-based Maslo pivots to professional services, launching an AI product for executive coaching
When the Los Angeles-based startup Maslo launched its first product in early 2018, the company was focused on a direct-to-consumer tool designed to encourage mindfulness and self-awareness through a m...
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Xiaomi integrates earthquake alert system into MIUI OS, unveils Xiao AI 3.0 digital assistant
Xiaomi today unveiled a new iteration of its virtual assistant Xiao Ai and shared a new feature of Android -based MIUI operating system as the publicly listed Chinese technology group pushes to expand...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Four must-haves for the Tesla Cybertruck all-electric pickup truck
Tesla is set to unveil its pickup this week and it needs to be widely different from its current lineup. The current line of Tesla vehicles share a lot of parts, and, logically, the Tesla pickup will ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch The Cerebras CS-1 computes deep learning AI problems by being bigger, bigger, and bigger than any other chip
Deep learning is all the rage these days in enterprise circles, and it isnt hard to understand why. Whether it is optimizing ad spend, finding new drugs to cure cancer, or just offering better, more i...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Salesforce wants to bring voice to the workplace
At its annual Dreamforce mega-conference in San Francisco, Salesforce today introduced the next steps in its Einstein Voice project, which it first announced last year. Einstein Voice is the company&#...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Angell is a smart bike with an integrated display
Meet Angell, a new smart bike from a French startup led by Marc Simoncini who is mostly known for founding Meetic. The company is announcing its first electric-bike today. And the goal is to make an e...
11:16 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch BlueVine raises $102.5M more for banking services that target small businesses
When it comes to fintech plays, small and medium businesses are not often the target audience: they’re too small and fragmented compared to big-spending corporates; and they’re too demandi...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Heliogens new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing
Last Monday a group of millionaires and billionaires took a trip to an industrial site in Lancaster, Calif. to witness the achievement of what could represent a giant leap forward in the effort to dec...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Cybersecurity startup CyCognito raises $23M in Series A funding
CyCognito, a cybersecurity platform that aims to give visibility into a company’s security weak spots, has raised $23 million in its Series A round of funding. Lightspeed Partners led the fundra...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Cybersecurity startup CyCognito raises $18M in Series A funding
CyCognito, a cybersecurity platform that aims to give visibility into a company’s security weak spots, has raised $18 million in its Series A round of funding. Lightspeed Partners led the fundra...
09:14 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch A 10-point plan to reboot the data industrial complex for the common good
A posthumous manifesto by Giovanni Buttarelli, who until his death this summer was Europe’s chief data protection regulator, seeks to join the dots of surveillance capitalism’s rapacious c...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Perlego raises $9M Series A for its textbook subscription service
Perlego, the textbook subscription service, has raised $9 million in Series A funding. Backing the round is Charlie Songhurst, Dedicated VC, and Thomas Leysen (Chairman of Mediahuis and Umicore). Perl...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Playbuzz becomes Ex.co and expands its content marketing platform
Playbuzz, a startup that helps publishers to add things like polls and galleries to their articles, has rebranded itself as Ex.co. Co-founder and CEO Tom Pachys told me the name stands for “the ...
04:58 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch New York State Attorney General reportedly investigating WeWork
WeWork is reportedly being investigated by the New York State Attorney General. According to Reuters, the NYAGs questions include if WeWork founder and former CEO Adam Neumann engaged in self-dealing....
02:02 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Earth is headed for its second warmest year in recorded history (the record was three years ago)
Data from the U.S. government sure seems to indicate that the Earth is warming (despite what the current leadership may say). Apparently, the globe just experienced the second-hottest October ever rec...
01:04 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch The coming fight over who controls digital health data
Spending for consumer digital healthcare companies is set to explode in the next few years; the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is currently reviewing the requirem...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Mubi launches streaming service in India
Mubi, a 12-year-old on-demand movie streaming and rental service, has arrived in India. Like other streaming services giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and Disneys Hotstar, Mubi is...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch This room-sized LED egg captures amazing 3D models of the people inside it
Capturing human performances in high-definition 3D is a complicated proposition, and among the many challenges is getting the lighting right. This impressive new project from Google researchers puts t...
12:24 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch The House Fund closes its second fund with $44 million to pour into UC Berkeley grads, alums and faculty
In 2016, we profiled a then-24-year-old named Jeremy Fiance who had managed to pool together $6 million for a fund focused on his alma mater, UC Berkeley, where as a student he’d brought to camp...
12:03 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch Apple launches a dedicated mobile app for its developer community
Apple today is introducing a new resource for the over 23 million registered members of its developer community, with the launch of a dedicated Apple Developer mobile app. The new app is an expansion ...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, November 19, 2019
Techcrunch 18 months after acquisition, MuleSoft is integrating more deeply into Salesforce
A year and a half after getting acquired by Salesforce for $6.5 billion, MuleSoft is beginning to resemble a Salesforce company using its language and its methodologies to describe new products servic...
11:40 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Valve confirms its making a flagship Half-Life VR game
After what feels like years of rumors, it’s official: Valve is making a virtual reality Half-Life game. Official word of the new title comes via Valve’s (brand new, but verified) Twitter a...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Ubiquity6s Display.land is part 3D scanner, part social network
The world is being mapped in 3D one brick, one bench, one building at a time. For things like hyper-accurate augmented reality, autonomous robots and self-driving cars, 2D maps and GPS only get you s...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Luko raises $22 million to improve home insurance
French startup Luko has raised a $22 million Series A round led by Accel (20 million). Founders Fund and Speedinvest are also participating in todays funding round. When you rent a place in France, yo...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch NASA adds SpaceX, Blue Origin and more to list of companies set to make deliveries to the surface of the Moon
NASA has added five companies to the list of vendors that are cleared to bid on contracts for the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. This list, which already includes nin...
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Ubers chief product officer is stepping down
Uber Chief Product Officer Manik Gupta announced today he is leaving the company. Gupta’s last day will be December 13, he wrote in a note to Uber’s product team today. “After a few ...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter launches a way to report abusive use of its Lists feature
Like many things found on today’s social media platforms, Twitter’s Lists feature was introduced without thinking about the impact it could have on marginalized groups, or how it could oth...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Top VCs in Paris share their investment interests
Since the election of president Emmanuel Macron in 2017, Paris has experienced a surge of momentum as a startup hub. Investor interest had been building for years, but Macron’s government has ag...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Google acquires CloudSimple
Just a few months back, Google announced a partnership with a company called CloudSimple to help more enterprise teams move their on-site operations to the cloud. Now Google is outright acquiring them...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: John Legere is leaving T-Mobile
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...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Nanoracks just booked a SpaceX launch to demo tech that turns used spacecraft into orbital habitats
SpaceX is going to launch a payload for client Nanoracks aboard one of its new rideshare missions, currently targeting late 2020, that will demonstrate a very ambitious piece of tech from the commerci...
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Intel and Argonne National Lab on exascale and their new Aurora supercomputer
The scale of supercomputing has grown almost too large to comprehend, with millions of compute units performing calculations at rates requiring, for first time, the exa prefix denoting quadrillions p...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Gremlin brings Chaos Engineering as a Service to Kubernetes
The practice of Chaos Engineering developed at Amazon and Netflix a decade ago to help those web scale companies test their complex systems for worst-case scenarios before they happened. Gremlin was s...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible
Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller was a breath of fresh air in a gaming world that has largely failed to consider the needs of people with disabilities. Now Logitech has joined the effort to ...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Juno shuts down its operations in NYC as owner Gett signs strategic partnership with Lyft
Gett, the ridesharing company backed by Volkswagen and valued at around $1.5 billion, is putting the brakes on a major part of its growth strategy. Today, the company announced that it is closing down...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch If you dont have an investment banker, replicate one
Good news: even if you have a small company and cant afford a banker, you can synthetically and cheaply replicate one....
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Steve Jang & Kanyi Maqubela form or fund as Kindred Ventures
Venture capitalists often mutter, “I haven’t seen anything I like lately”. Founders frequently complain that “investors are back-seat drivers who won’t get their hands di...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch BMW unveils the powerful i4 electric sedan with 530 hp, 373 miles of range
BMW just took the wraps off its first purely electric premium mid-size sedan. Appropriately called the i4, the vehicle is powered by the companys fifth-generation eDrive platform and is just part of t...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Pitch onstage at TechCrunchs Robotics & AI show March 3 at UC Berkeley
On March 3 next year, TechCrunch will host the fourth annual TC Sessions: Robotics + AI at UC Berkeleys Zellerbach Hall. This time around were adding a new twist to the incredible line-up of speakers,...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Google Maps tests a social networking feature with the ability to follow Local Guides
Google Maps will soon begin testing a new feature that’s more common to social networks like Facebook, rather than a maps app: the ability to find and follow other users. In Google Maps’ c...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Webers new SmokeFire pellet grill uses June technology for smart cooking
BBQ legend Weber is getting into the connected cooking game with their new SmokeFire grill, which uses wood pellets for fuel and incorporates technology developed by Weber in partnership with applianc...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Bill McDermott takes reins as ServiceNow CEO sooner than expected with new CFO
When former SAP CEO Bill McDermott announced that he was stepping down in October after a decade in the position, it was pretty unexpected. He indicated at that point, he would stay until the end of t...
03:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown
At Microsoft’s Ignite conference this month, the company announced a new vision for its personal productivity assistant, Cortana — one which aimed to make it more useful in your day-to-day...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch SmartNews raises $92M at a $1.2B valuation
Looks like there’s still money to be made in news aggregation at least according to the investors backing the news app SmartNews. The company is announcing the close of a $92 million round of f...
02:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch The Mustang Mach-E is the exciting shape of the electric future
Ford just unveiled its first EV and it’s stunning. Called the Mustang Mach-E it appears to get a lot of things right. From the branding to little surprises, the Mustang Mach-E looks to be a hit....
02:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Ohi raises $2.75M to power same-day delivery for brands that arent Amazon
The world has gotten so much faster. Amazon has made two-day shipping the standard and same- or next-day shipping commonplace. And that doesn’t even include the collection of on-demand players w...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch John Legere is stepping down as CEO of T-Mobile, succeeded by deputy Mike Sievert on May 1
He’s reportedly not going to take over WeWork, but John Legere is definitely on his way out of the CEO role at T-Mobile, the carrier that is currently merging with SoftBank-controlled Sprint. To...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Cybersecurity firm Sonatype acquired by Vista Equity
Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has acquired Sonatype, a cybersecurity-focused open source automation company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sonatype said the acquisition will he...
01:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life
Last year at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s enormous annual customer conference, Apple and Salesforce announced the beginnings of a partnership where the two organizations would work together to enhan...
01:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe
Chalk up another win for European data protection: Microsoft has announced changes to commercial cloud contracts following privacy concerns raised by European Union data protection authorities. The ch...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Bolt Bikes launches e-bike subscription platform for gig delivery workers in U.S., UK
Bolt Bikes, the Sydney, Australia-based startup founded in 2017, is taking its electric bike platform designed for gig economy delivery workers to the U.S. and UK. The company is expanding on the heel...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Fertility startup Mojo wants to take the trial and error out of IVF
Fertility tech startup Mojo is coming out of stealth to announce a 1.7 million (~$1.8M) seed round of funding led by Nordic seed fund Inventure. Also participating are Doberman and Privilege Ventures ...
09:46 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Elavon to acquire Sage Pay, a gateway that competes with Stripe, PayPal and Adyen, for $300M
E-commerce continues to gain momentum — a trend we’ll see played out in the next two months of holiday shopping — and with that comes more consolidation. Today, Elavon, the payments ...
09:32 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch 5 reasons you need to be at Disrupt Berlin
Were one month out from Disrupt Berlin (11-12 December) and no matter which part of the startup ecosystem you inhabit, Disrupt Berlin is a huge opportunity to learn, network and gain inspiration. Cons...
08:30 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Heetch adds $4 million to its Series B round
Ride-hailing service Heetch has added a new investor to its $38 million Series B round. AfricInvest is investing another $4 million in the startup in total, Heetch has raised a $42 million Series B r...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch MMC Ventures outs new 100M Scale Up fund to double-down on its portfolio at the later-stage
MMC Ventures, the London-based VC that typically invested at Seed and Series A via the various funds it manages, has launched a new 100 million “Scale Up” fund to provide expansion capital...
07:07 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Ford Mustang Mach-E: 5 Tech and Design Details That Stood Out
Ford finally showed the world its highly anticipated all-electric crossover, the Mustang Mach-E. The vehicle, which was unveiled Sunday at the Hawthorne Airport and in Tesla’s backyard, marks a ...
06:05 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Operas Africa fintech startup OPay gains $120M from Chinese investors
Africa focused fintech startup OPay has raised a $120 million Series B round backed by Chinese investors. Located in Lagos and founded by consumer internet company Opera, OPay will use the funds to sc...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Yahoo Japan and Line Corp confirm merger agreement
SoftBank Corp announced today that it has reached an agreement to merge with Z Holdings (the SoftBank subsidiary formerly known as Yahoo Japan) and Line Corp, in a move they hope will better position ...
02:53 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Ford unveils the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric crossover with muscle car roots
Ford unveiled Sunday ahead of the LA Auto Show the Mustang Mach-E, the highly anticipated all-electric crossover and the first vehicle to come out of Team Edison, the automaker’s dedicated elect...
02:39 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Every angle of Fords all-electric Mustang Mach-E
Ford unveiled Sunday the newest Mustang in its lineup that marks a number of firsts for the automaker. Not only is this the first all-electric Mustang, it’s also an SUV and the first vehicle to ...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Disneys Mandalorian is never boring
Disney’s shift to streaming is officially underway with this week’s launch of Disney+ along with its flagship show, the Star Wars series “The Mandalorian.” On the latest episod...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, November 18, 2019
Techcrunch Northzone raises new $500M fund to back startups in Europe (and the East Coast, US)
Northzone, the European VC firm that’s probably best-known for being an early backer of Spotify, has raised a new $500 million fund, which it claims was oversubscribed and will reach its final c...
11:11 pm GMT - Sun, November 17, 2019
Techcrunch Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation
There’s literally a lot more stuff in space than there was last week or at least, the number of active human-made satellites in Earth’s orbit has gone up quite a bit, thanks to the launch...
09:23 pm GMT - Sun, November 17, 2019
Techcrunch TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack
It was the one of the best phishing emails we’ve seen… that wasn’t. Phishing remains one of the most popular attack choices for scammers. Phishing emails are designed to impersonate ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 17, 2019
Techcrunch Bored of the coins
Something strange is afoot in the world of cryptocurrencies. For the first time since Satoshi dropped Bitcoin on us like a benevolent bomb, this painfully new, highly bizarre field has become … ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 17, 2019
Techcrunch China Roundup: Alibabas Hong Kong listing and Tencents new fuel
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunchs China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The earnings season is here. Th...
04:58 pm GMT - Sun, November 17, 2019
Techcrunch The man behind Bezos next lunar guidance system talks future tech
Draper, the MIT spin-off engineering lab, is famed for developing the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (not Draper Esprit, I hasten to add). Ken Gabriel, President and CEO, also recently made a major annou...
11:58 am GMT - Sun, November 17, 2019
Techcrunch Iran shuts down countrys internet in the wake of fuel protests
Iran, one of the countries most strongly identified with the rise cyber terrorism and malicious hacking, appears now to be using an iron fist to turn on its own. The country has reportedly shut down n...
08:45 pm GMT - Sat, November 16, 2019
Techcrunch Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes
Aerial imagery is a common asset in military matters, but 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without specialized equipment. This new photogrammetry technique from the Army Corps of En...
07:28 pm GMT - Sat, November 16, 2019
Techcrunch Magic: The Gathering game maker exposed 452,000 players account data
The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players. The game’s developer, the Washington-based Wizards of the Coast, ...
03:41 pm GMT - Sat, November 16, 2019
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Apples vaping app ban, Disney gets installed, apps gear up for Black Friday
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking about? Wh...
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch The House and Senate finally agree on something: Robocalls
In these times of political strife, it's nice that despite our differences we can still band together as a nation in the face of a catastrophe that affects us all equally. I speak, of course, of roboc...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Those crappy pre-installed Android apps can be full of security holes
If you’ve ever bought an Android phone, there’s a good chance you booted it up to find it pre-loaded with junk you definitely didn’t ask for. These pre-installed apps can be clunky, ...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Facebooks Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock
“5 months and growing strong” the Libra Association announced today in an post about its technical infrastructure that completely omits the fierce regulatory backlash to its cryptocurrency...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Why Salesforce is moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure
When Salesforce announced this week that it was moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure, it was easy to see this as another case of wacky enterprise partnerships. But there had to be sound business ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch D-Wave sticks with its approach to quantum computing
Earlier this month, at the WebSummit conference in Lisbon, D-Wave and Volkswagen teamed up to manage a fleet of buses using a new system that, among other things, used D-Wave’s quantum technolog...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch VC Cyan Banister on her path, who decides what at Founders Fund and the state of San Francisco
Cyan Banister is an American success story. A homeless teenager who originally supported herself by making hemp necklaces, then silk-screen T-shirts, she went on to become a self-taught engineer and t...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch VC Cyan Banister on who decides what at Founders Fund (and much more)
Cyan Banister is an American success story. A homeless teenager who originally supported herself by making hemp necklaces, then silk-screen T-shirts, she went on to become a self-taught engineer and t...
08:20 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: TikTok starts experimenting with commerce
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...
08:08 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Three of Apple and Googles former star chip designers launch NUVIA with $53M in series A funding
Silicon is apparently the new gold these days, or so VCs hope. What was once a no-go zone for venture investors, who feared the long development lead times and high technical risk required for new ent...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter makes its political ad ban official
The ban on political ads announced by Twitter two weeks ago has come into effect, and the rules are surprisingly simple perhaps too simple. No political content as they define it may be promoted; Can...
07:42 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Youve heard of CRISPR, now meet its newer, savvier cousin CRISPR Prime
CRISPR, the revolutionary ability to snip out and alter genes with scissor-like precision, has exploded in popularity over the last few years and is generally seen as the standalone wizard of modern g...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Hulu increases price for live TV by $10, to $55 per month
Hulu just sent an email to subscribers of its Hulu + Live TV plan announcing that the price of the basic live TV plan will increase from $44.99 per month to $54.99 per month. This is Hulu + Live TV...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch More layoffs at pivoting London ed tech startup pi-top
London ed tech startup pi-top has gone through another round of layoffs, TechCrunch has learned. Pi-top confirmed that eight jobs have been cut in the London office, saying the job losses resulted fro...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Know your startups value so you can communicate it to investors
Understanding whether youre creating or destroying value is the first step in communicating to investors why your company is worth their money....
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Virgin Galactic begins Astronaut Readiness Program for first paying customers
Virgin Galactic has begun its ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ this week, which is being run out of Under Armour Global HQ to start. Under Armour is Virgin Galactic’s partner on its off...
02:33 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch LA warns of juice-jacking malware, but admits it has no cases
Los Angeles’ district attorney is warning travelers to avoid public USB charging points because “they may contain dangerous malware.” Reading the advisory, you might be forgiven for ...
02:22 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Takeaways from Nvidias latest quarterly earnings
Nvidia has been on a wild growth ride the past five years. Surfing a wave around AI deep learning and cryptocurrency where its specialized chip architecture is among the highest performing, the compan...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Web Summit cancels next years Rise conference over tension in Hong Kong
The ongoing tension in Hong Kong between the government and pro-democracy protesters continues to spill into tech domain. Rise, which is among the largest tech conferences in Asia, will not run next y...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch WeWork gives 0 forks, and Docker containerizes its future into a casket
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate was in China, so TechCrunch’s Danny Crichton and A...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Despite bans, Giphy still hosts self-harm, hate speech, and child sex abuse content
Image search engine Giphy bills itself as providing a “fun and safe way” to search and create animated GIFs. But despite its ban on illicit content, the site is littered with self-harm and...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Despite bans, Giphy still hosts self-harm, hate speech and child sex abuse content
Image search engine Giphy bills itself as providing a “fun and safe way” to search and create animated GIFs. But despite its ban on illicit content, the site is littered with self-harm and...
01:03 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Fords Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV revealed in leaked photos, prices and configurations
Ford is officially debuting its fully electric crossover SUV on Saturday, November 17 but we got a look at the new Mach-E (which was just officially named yesterday) a couple of days early. The leak ...
10:28 am GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Last chance for early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019
Trite as it may sound, all good things must come to an end. And the good thing thats about to come to a grinding halt is early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019. You have mere hours to sav...
09:14 am GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch TikTok tests social commerce
TikTok is beginning to dabble in social commerce. The short-form video app said it has started to allow some users to add links to e-commerce sites (or any other destination) to their profile biograph...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch SoftBank Vision Funds Carolina Brochado is coming to Disrupt Berlin
SoftBanks Vision Fund has single-handedly changed the game when it comes to tech startup investment. And thats why Im excited to announce that SoftBank Vision Fund investment director Carolina Brochad...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Investment bank Lazard has quietly recruited a Venture and Growth team to focus on European scale-ups
Lazard, the global investment bank, has been quietly recruiting a ten-person team in London to head up its newly created “Venture and Growth Banking” division to match investors with Europ...
01:26 am GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos on what scares him most about the upcoming U.S. presidential election
Alex Stamos rose to fame as the former chief security officer for Yahoo and then Facebook. But today he’s the director of Stanfords Internet Observatory, where he’s immersed in teaching an...
01:26 am GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos on Facebooks counter terrorism team and the private-public divide
Alex Stamos rose to fame as the former chief security officer for Yahoo and then Facebook. But today he’s the director of Stanfords Internet Observatory, where he’s immersed in teaching an...
01:26 am GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos on Facebooks counter-terrorism team and the private-public divide
Alex Stamos rose to fame as the chief security officer for Yahoo and then Facebook. But today he’s the director of Stanfords Internet Observatory, where he’s immersed in teaching and resea...
01:03 am GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch VoltServer adds a data layer to electricity distribution in a move that could help smart grid rollout
Stephen Eaves, the chief executive of a new startup which promises to overlay data on electricity distribution has spent years developing data management technologies. Eaves’ first company, the ...
12:31 am GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch AWS confirms reports it will challenge JEDI contract award to Microsoft
Surely just about everyone was surprised when the Department of Defense last month named Microsoft as the winner of the decade-long, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract — none more so than Amazon, t...
12:06 am GMT - Fri, November 15, 2019
Techcrunch Homeis adds community tools for Mexican immigrants
Homeis, a startup building networking tools for immigrant communities, officially launched its community for Mexican immigrants this week. Co-founder and CEO Ran Harnevo (pictured above) previously fo...
11:33 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020
Microsoft has announced a vague intention to launch its xCloud game streaming service sometime in 2020, and dropped a double handful of new titles that will arrive on it and the existing Game Pass sub...
11:33 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Recycling robots raise millions from top venture firms to rescue an industry in turmoil
The problem of how to find the potential treasure trove hidden in millions of pounds of trash is getting a high-tech answer as investors funnel $16 million into the recycling robots built by Denver-ba...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch This ride-hailing PR pitch shows platforms and digital campaign dark arts want democracy to be pay to play
A UK PR firm pitching to run an account for Ola has proposed running a campaign to politicize ride-hailing as a tactic to shift regulations in its favor. The approach suggests that, despite the appear...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch PR pitch to Ola reveals the inner workings of UK ride-hailing politics
A UK PR firm pitching to run an account for Ola has proposed running a campaign to politicize ride-hailing as a tactic to shift regulations in its favor. The approach suggests that, despite the appear...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Lyft is ceasing scooter operations in six cities and laying off 20 employees
In an industry where unit economics and rider utilization are key to running a profitable business, perhaps it’s better to cut your losses early on. Lyft notified employees today that it’s...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Spotify confirms its testing real-time lyrics synced to music
With the launch of iOS 13, Apple added perfectly timed live lyrics to its Apple Music app. Now Spotify may do the same. Several users in international markets are now seeing a similar synced lyrics fe...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Quibi series from Steven Soderbergh starring Tye Sheridan focuses on smartphone survival skills
People dramatically proclaim all the time that they don’t think they could survive without their smartphones, but a new series from the forthcoming streaming service Quibi from Jeffrey Katzenber...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Decide which type of investor to target for raising capital
Venture capital is just one of many options to finance your business, typically the most expensive. The broader question is: what type of capital should you raise, and from whom?...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Consumer Reports puts Tesla Model 3, Model S back on its recommended list after reliability improves
Tesla gained ground and moved up four spots in the latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey from Consumer Reports, thanks largely to improvements with the Model 3. Reliability has improved in the Model 3...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook quietly built Popular Photos, an in-app Instagram
Facebook is copying Instagram while simultaneously invading its acquisition with branding and links back to the mothership. TechCrunch has spotted Facebook testing a feature called Popular Photos, whi...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch The ONNX format becomes the newest Linux Foundation project
The Linux Foundation today announced that ONNX, the open format that makes machine learning models more portable, is now a graduate-level project inside of the organization’s AI Foundation. ONNX...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: John Carmack steps down at Oculus
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...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Californias new data privacy law brings U.S. closer to GDPR
Companies are scrambling to protect their customers' personal information, but new regulations have shifted the definition of the term, making everything more complicated....
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro
Accessory maker TwelveSouth has a solid lineup of gadgets, many of which fill a niche that their products uniquely address — and address remarkably well. The AirFly Pro ($54.99) is a new iterati...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix is making Beverly Hills Cop 4
Netflix has acquired the rights to make “Beverly Hills Cop 4” from Paramount. Deadline, which broke the news, said the studio has been trying to restart the franchise in several forms, inc...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Lyft deploys 200 long-range EVs for its rideshare rental fleet in Colorado
Lyft is making 200 new long-range EVs available to rideshare drivers as part of its Express Drive program, the company revealed today. Express Drive is a program that Lyft offers to provide rental car...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Google finishes the install of its private Curie cable, announces Panama branch
Google today announced that it has finished the install and test of its private Curie cable. When it was announced, Curie, which connects the U.S. to Chile, was the company’s third private cable...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 2 of 2)
In part two of our survey that asked top VCs about the most exciting investment areas in real estate, we dig into responses from 10 leading real estate-focused investors at firms that span early to gr...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 1 of 2)
The multi-trillion dollar global real estate market is getting flipped on its head. Business model innovation, data accessibility and the proliferation of mobile, SaaS and other cloud-native software ...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Adobe announces GA of customer data platform
The customer data platform (CDP) is the newest tool in the customer experience arsenal as big companies try to help customers deal with data coming from multiple channels. Today, Adobe announced the g...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Indian telcos Vodafone Idea and Airtel post $10.3 billion in combined quarterly losses
Its not a good day for two of the top three telecom operators in India. Vodafone Idea, Indias second largest telecom operator by subscriber count, said its consolidated loss had widened to $7.14 billi...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Backed by Serena Williams and Usain Bolt, Lets Do This raises $15M from EQT
Back in September, endurance events marketplace Lets Do This (a YC alumni) raised a $5m seed round from a number of US investors, including Olypmic star Usain Bolt and tennis star Serena Williams. As ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Google Search now helps you pronounce quokka
Google is adding a nifty new feature to its search results when you look for the pronunciation of words. You’ll now be able to not just hear the correct pronunciation, but you can also now pract...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Google brings RCS support in its Android Messages app to the US
Google today announced that it is now rolling out to all of its users in the U.S. support for Rich Communication Services messages (you can think of it as the next generation of SMS) in the Android Me...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon and Google double down on hands-free recipes to help sell their smart displays
Amazon and Google have identified a solid use case for their smart speaker devices, powered by Alexa and Google Assistant, respectively: recipes. The companies this week have both announced new produc...
04:21 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Norwest closes its 15th fund with $2 billion its biggest vehicle to date
Norwest Venture Partners, the 58-year-old venture firm backed primarily by Wells Fargo, has closed its 15th fund with $2 billion. The firm closed its last fund with $1.5 billion at the beginning of 20...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Punchh lands $40M to give physical retailers Amazon-style analytics
E-commerce accounts for around 11% of all retail sales in the US, but it’s growing much faster than brick-and-mortar sales, going up 14.8% this year versus a mere 1.9% for physical retail, accor...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Target integrates Shipts same-day delivery service into its mobile app
Same-day delivery is coming to Target’s app. The retailer announced this morning that its same-day shopping service Shipt, which Target acquired two years ago for $550 million, will now be integ...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram tests hiding Like counts globally
Instagram is making Like counts private for some users everywhere. Instagram tells TechCrunch the hidden Likes test is expanding to a subset of users globally. Users will have to decide for themselves...
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Salesforce announces its moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure
In the world of enterprise software, there are often strange bedfellows. Just yesterday, Salesforce announced a significant partnership with AWS around the Cloud Information Model. This morning, it an...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Apple Research app arrives on iPhone and Apple Watch with three opt-in health studies
Apple in September announced its plans for a research app that would allow U.S. consumers to participate in health studies from their Apple devices. Today, that app has gone live for both iPhone and A...
02:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Fords all-electric SUV is officially the Mustang Mach-E, and you can reserve one starting Nov. 17
Ford has revealed the official name of its forthcoming EV SUV, which has a Mustang lineage and which will be officially revealed on November 17 in LA. The new vehicle is called the Mustang Mach-E, and...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Fourteen years after launching 1Password takes a $200M Series A
1Password has been around for 14 years, and the founders grew the company the old-fashioned way without a dime of venture capital. But when it decided to take venture help, it went all in. Today, the ...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Fourteen years after launching, 1Password takes a $200M Series A
1Password has been around for 14 years, and the founders grew the company the old-fashioned way — without a dime of venture capital. But when it decided to take venture help, it went all in. Tod...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Moveworks snags $75M Series B to resolve help desk tickets with AI
Moveworks, a startup using AI to help resolve Help Desk tickets in an automated fashion, announced a $75 million Series B investment today. The round was led by Iconiq Capital, Kleiner Perkins and Sap...
11:25 am GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch 48 hours left to save up to 500 on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019
Livin la vida loca pretty much sums up the early-stage startup life. We understand just how crazy-busy life gets, but were here to remind all the last-minute mavens that you have just 48 hours to take...
10:27 am GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and small data
One of the bigger trends in enterprise software has been the emergence of startups building tools to make the benefits of artificial intelligence technology more accessible to non-tech companies. Toda...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Yodel.io is a digital receptionist for SMBs taking calls
Yodel.io, an Austria-founded startup that’s developed a “digital receptionist” to help SMBs and other small teams handle in and outbound phone-calls, has picked up $1 million in R...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Johannes Reck from GetYourGuide to talk about reaching unicorn status at Disrupt Berlin
Earlier this year, GetYourGuide raised a gigantic $484 million funding round with SoftBanks Vision Fund leading the round. Now that the German startup has reached a valuation well over the $1 billion ...
06:25 am GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Disney to launch in India, Southeast Asian markets next year
Disney plans to bring its on-demand video streaming service to India and some Southeast Asian markets as soon as the second half of next year, two sources familiar with the companys plans told TechCru...
06:07 am GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Motorola throws back to the future with a foldable Razr reboot
The rebirth of the Razr has been rumored for several months now. And honestly, such a product is a bit of a no-brainer. The Lenovo-owned company is embracing the burgeoning (if sputtering) world of fo...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Social network for motherhood Peanut raises $5M, expands to include women trying to conceive
Peanut, an app that began its life as a match-maker for finding new mom friends but has since evolved into a social network of more than a million women, announced today it has closed on $5 million in...
03:48 am GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Indonesias Travelio raises $18M to help tenants rent apartments
More than 50% of residential apartments and other real estate properties in Jakarta are currently vacant, according to official estimates. A startup that is attempting to make it easier for tenants to...
01:15 am GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project before I get too old
Legendary coder John Carmack is leaving Facebook's Oculus to focus on a personal project no less than the creation of Artificial General Intelligence, or "Strong AI." He'll remain attached to the com...
01:13 am GMT - Thu, November 14, 2019
Techcrunch Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US
Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire q...
10:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch SpaceX completes key Crew Dragon launch system static fire test
SpaceX has confirmed that it ran a static fire test of its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule launch escape system. That’s a key step that it needed to run, and one that is under especially high scru...
10:29 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch AWS, Salesforce join forces with Linux Foundation on Cloud Information Model
Last year, Adobe, SAP and Microsoft came together and formed the Open Data Initiative. Not to be outdone, this week, AWS, Salesforce and Genesys, in partnership with The Linux Foundation, announced th...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation
Freshworks, a company that makes a variety of business software tools, from CRM to help-desk software, announced a $150 million Series H investment today from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG (formerly Googl...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Extra Crunch members get free Zendesk for 6 months
Were excited to announce a new Extra Crunch community perk from Zendesk. Starting today, annual and two-year Extra Crunch members that are new to Zendesk and located within the U.S. or Canada can rece...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch New NASA app puts you in the pilots seat of Boeings Starliner or SpaceXs Crew Dragon
NASA has a new app (or web-based game, if you’re on desktop) that provides a simplified simulation of what it’s like to plan and run a commercial crew mission — meaning one of the pl...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch The Math of Sisyphus
"There is but one truly serious question in philosophy, and that is suicide," wrote Albert Camus in The Myth of Sisyphus. This is equally true for a human navigating an absurd existence, and an artifi...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Micromobilitys next big opportunities
Launching and operating shared bikes and scooters has lost its novelty. Worldwide, numerous companies are operating shared micromobility services so many that the industry is well into a consolidatio...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Meet Apples new MacBook Pro
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...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Apple Music introduces a Replay, a playlist of your top songs of the year
Apple Music is taking on Spotify with the launch of a new feature, Apple Music Replay, that will allow subscribers to take a look back at their favorite music from 2019. The feature is similar in some...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Apple Music introduces Replay, a playlist of your top songs of the year
Apple Music is taking on Spotify with the launch of a new feature, Apple Music Replay, that will allow subscribers to take a look back at their favorite music from 2019. The feature is similar in some...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Atlassian expands Jira Service Desk beyond IT teams
Atlassian today announced a set of new templates and workflows for Jira Service Desk that were purpose-built for HR, legal and facilities teams. Service Desk started six years ago as a version of Jira...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch What AI startups need to achieve before VCs will invest
For AI entrepreneurs, there are additional factors that must be addressed. Why? It is fairly clear that were in the early stages of this burgeoning industry which stands to revolutionize sectors from ...
06:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Rocket Labs new Rosie the Robot speeds up launch vehicle production by a lot
Rocket launch startup Rocket Lab is all about building out rapid-response space-launch capabilities, and founder/CEO Peter Beck is showing off its latest advancement in service of that goal: A room-si...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch GitHub launches a mobile app, smarter notifications and improved code search
At its annual Universe conference today, Microsoft -owned GitHub announced a couple of new products, as well as the general availability of a number of tools that developers have been able to test for...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Volkswagens $800M Tennessee factory expansion to include battery pack plant
Volkswagen said Wednesday it will build a battery pack assembly facility as part of an $800 million expansion project that will turn the Chattanooga, Tenn. factory into its North American base for man...
05:52 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Disney has already attracted over 10 million subscribers
Disney’s launch of its premium subscription streaming service Disney+ was not without issues high demand resulted int content not being accessible for hours on its first day of availability. Th...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Google Maps adds a new translation feature that speaks place names out loud
Google Maps is adding a feature that will make it easier for people traveling in foreign countries where they don’t speak the local language: built-in translation with text-to-speech support. Th...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch After selling enterprise biz, Docker lands $35M investment and new CEO
In what’s proving to be an interesting day for Docker, it announced it has received a $35 million investment from existing investors Benchmark Capital and Insight Partners. It also announced the...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high
Facebook’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased by 16% to 128,617 demands during the first-half of this year co...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Mirantis acquires Docker Enterprise
Mirantis today announced that it has acquired Docker’s Enterprise business and team. Docker Enterprise was very much the heart of Docker’s product lineup, so this sale leaves Docker as a s...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge
According to Nikkei, messaging app Line and Yahoo Japan are about to merge and form a single tech company. Despite the name, Yahoo Japan is currently 100% owned by Z Holdings, a company that is contro...
04:40 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch GitHub faces more resignations in light of ICE contract
Microsoft-owned GitHub has been under intense scrutiny as of late for its $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Now, another employee, engineer Alice Goldfuss, has resigned. In a...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Techstars launches a virtual space tech accelerator with USAF, the Netherlands and Norway
Techstars is following up the first class of their Starburst space-focused program with a new, virtual accelerator program that is being run in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, the Netherlands Min...
04:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Netflix and Nickelodeon partner on original programming, following Disney launch
Netflix is taking on the Disney+ threat by partnering up with kids entertainment giant Nickelodeon, which will produce original content, including films and TV shows, for Netflix’s streaming ser...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Brave launches version 1.0 of its privacy-focused browser
Brave, the company co-founded by ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich after his ouster from the organization in 2014, today launched version 1.0 of its browser for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. In a ...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Wayfairs app adds 3D visualization tools, including interactive photos & a room planner
Home furnishing retailer Wayfair was among the first to adopt AR technology as a means of helping people better visual furniture and accessories in their own home, ahead of purchase. Today, the compan...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch JetPack Aviation raises $2M to build the prototype of its flying motorcycle
Flying cars are fine but why use a car when you can have a motorcycle instead? YC-backed startup JetPack Aviation wants to answer that question with the world’s first flying motorcycle, a perso...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Apples Mac Pro ships in December with maximum 8TB of storage
Apple is making its Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display available in December, it announced today. The machine was announced earlier this year but no availability window had been set. In addition to the pre...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch MacBook Pro 16 first impressions: Return of the Mack
In poker, complacency is a quiet killer. It can steal your forward momentum bit by bit, using the warm glow of a winning hand or two to cover the bets youre not making until its too late and youre out...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch These sneakers vibrate
Sometimes it seems like you can hear a song all the way in your toes. With these new sneakers, you actually can. Meet the new EP 01 sneakers out of DropLabs. Yes, you read that right. We’re talk...
12:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year
Google is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers, as first reported by the Wall Stre...
11:55 am GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Less than 72 hours left to buy early-bird passes to Disrupt Berlin
Pull your heads out of the trenches, startup fans. You have just 72 hours to save up to 500 with early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019. When the clock strikes11:59 p.m. (CEST) on Friday,...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Convoy raises $400 million to expand its on-demand trucking platform
Convoy, the digital freight network that connects truckers with shippers, has raised $400 million in a Series D funding round as it aims to scale its business amid an increasingly competitive market. ...
09:10 am GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch The Garage is a new blockchain-focused incubator based in Paris
Meet The Garage, a new incubator in Paris that is all about blockchain projects. Co-founded by Cyril Paglino from Starchain Capital, Fabrice Le Fessant from Dune Network and Oussama Ammar from The Fam...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Plum, the AI money management app, raises $3M more and comes to Android
Plum, the U.K.-based “AI assistant” to help you manage your money and save more, has raised $3 million in additional funding — money it plans to use for further growth, including Eur...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Plum, the AI money management app, raises $3M more and comes to Android
Plum, the U.K.-based “AI assistant” to help you manage your money and save more, has raised $3 million in additional funding — money it plans to use for further growth, including Eur...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Could your startup earn the Wild Card at Disrupt Berlin 2019?
Were just about one month away from opening the doors to infinite early-stage startup opportunity. Were talking about Disrupt Berlin 2019, which takes place on 11-12 December. But today wed like to hi...
07:58 am GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch PalmPay launches in Nigeria on $40M round led by Chinas Transsion
Africa focused payment startup PalmPay has launched in Nigeria after raising a $40 million seed-round led by Chinese mobile-phone maker Transsion. The investment came via Transsion’s Tecno subsi...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Chaka opens up global investing to Africas most populous nation
Fintech startup Chaka aims to open up online investingd to Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. The seed-stage company recently went live with its mobile-based platform that offers Nigerians ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, November 13, 2019
Techcrunch Chinese EV startup Xpeng Motors raises $400 million, takes on Xiaomi as strategic investor
Xpeng Motors, the Chinese electric vehicle startup backed by Alibaba and Foxconn, has raised a fresh injection of $400 million in capital and has taken on Xiaomi as a strategic investor, the company a...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Minecraft Earth is live, so get tapping
Microsoft’s big experiment in real-world augmented reality gaming, Minecraft Earth, is live now for players in North America, the U.K. and a number of other areas. The pocket-size AR game lets y...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Twitch publicly launches its free broadcasting software, Twitch Studio
Twitch today publicly launched Twitch Studio, its new software designed to help new streamers get started broadcasting. The idea behind the app is to make it simple for someone new to the space to get...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch HBOs former CEO said to be in talks with Apple TV for an exclusive production deal
The man who oversaw the creation of some of HBO’s most highly praised “prestige TV” could soon be making shows for Apple TV+, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. ...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal
A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. border without first having reasonable suspicion of a c...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk picks Berlin for Teslas Europe Gigafactory
Elon Musk said Tuesday during an awards ceremony in Germany that Tesla’s European gigafactory will be built in the Berlin area. Musk was onstage to receive a Golden Steering Wheel Award given by...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch MACLUNKEY! The Han/Greedo scene has an inexplicable change on Disney because George Lucas will never stop changing it
  Who shot first? Han? Greedo? Who cares. MACLUNKEY! Disney+ launched this morning, and with it comes a mostly inexplicable change to one of cinema’s most debated scenes the encounter betw...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Review: Samsungs Space Monitor is handsome and minimal if you have the desk for it
When Samsung announced the Space Monitor, I knew in an instant that it was going to be something I had to try out in person. Now that I've had time to do so, I'm happy to say it's much as advertised, ...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch UCLA now has the first zero-emission, all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab
Electrification in the automotive industry isn’t just about consumer cars: There are plenty of commercial and specialist vehicles that are prime candidates for EVs, including in the healthcare i...
06:22 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch The AI stack thats changing retail personalization
While brands and retailers are sitting on enormous amounts of data, only a handful are actually leveraging it to its full potential....
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch A new Zombieload flaw hits Intels newest Cascade Lake chips
Time to reset your “days since last major chip vulnerability” counter back to zero. Security researchers have found another flaw in Intel processors this time it’s a new variant of ...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook wants you to pay people on Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp with Facebook Pay
  Square. Venmo. PayPal. Apple Pay. Google Pay. There’s really no shortage of ways to give people money via your phone, but that nor growing calls that the company is already getting too d...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook wants you to pay people on Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp with Facebook Pay
Square. Venmo. PayPal. Apple Pay. Google Pay. There’s really no shortage of ways to give people money via your phone, but that nor growing calls that the company is already getting too damned b...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook pilloried over iPhone secret camera access bug
Facebook has faced a barrage of concern over an apparent bug that resulted in the social media giant’s iPhone app exposing the camera as users scroll through their feed. A tweet over the weekend...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook says a bug led caused its iPhone apps inadvertent camera access
Facebook has faced a barrage of concern over an apparent bug that resulted in the social media giant’s iPhone app exposing the camera as users scroll through their feed. A tweet over the weekend...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook says a bug caused its iPhone apps inadvertent camera access
Facebook has faced a barrage of concern over an apparent bug that resulted in the social media giant’s iPhone app exposing the camera as users scroll through their feed. A tweet over the weekend...
05:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Googles CallJoy phone agent for small businesses gets smarter, more conversational
Earlier this year, Google’s in-house incubator launched CallJoy, a virtual customer service phone agent for small businesses that could block spammers, answer calls, provide callers with basic b...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch The case against Grace Hopper Celebration
Are we breaking down barriers, or simply congratulating ourselves for reaching the upper echelons of women who have vaulted them? Are we pushing to change toxic systems, or asking women to change them...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Where LAs top consumer VCs are looking to invest
From a geographical perspective, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles startup ecosystems are no longer separated by a few hundred miles. Top-tier VCs from SF visit LA regularly, and entrepreneur...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Pan-African e-tailer Jumia grows 3Q revenue, e-payments, and losses
Pan-African e-commerce startup Jumia released its third-quarter financial results today. The numbers and presentation reflected some of the same past trends, with a dash of new, and nary a mention of ...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Pan-African e-tailer Jumia grows 3Q revenue, e-payments and losses
Pan-African e-commerce startup Jumia released its third-quarter financial results today. The numbers and presentation reflected some of the same past trends, with a dash of new, and nary a mention of ...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Formlabs is making a 3D printer just for dentists
  Back at CES this year, we talked with 3D printer maker Formlabs about its early experimentation in using its printers to make dentures faster and more affordably than existing alternatives. A f...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Work collaboration startup Notion Labs cozies up to Silicon Valleys top accelerators
Startups building work software for other startups have been a huge focus of investment in Silicon Valley as eager VCs hope to grab a piece of the next Slack. Notion Labs, a profitable work tools star...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Work collaboration startup Notion cozies up to Silicon Valleys top accelerators
Startups building work software for other startups have been a huge focus of investment in Silicon Valley as eager VCs hope to grab a piece of the next Slack. Notion Labs, a profitable work tools star...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch New Yorks Boldstart Ventures has raised $157 million across two funds to back nascent enterprise startups
Eight years after raising a $1.5 million proof-of-concept fund, Boldstart Ventures, a New York-based venture firm whose portfolio companies have been enjoying some serious momentum lately, just closed...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch New 5G flaws can track phone locations and spoof emergency alerts
5G is faster and more secure than 4G. But new research shows it also has vulnerabilities that could put phone users at risk. Security researchers at Purdue University and the University of Iowa have f...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Instacart is under fire for how it compensates shoppers
The Tech Workers Coalition and Gig Workers Rising are outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco this morning in support of shoppers, who demand Instacart reinstate the $3 quality bonus...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch WordPress.com sites can now accept subscriptions with new Recurring Payments feature
The subscription model is today sustaining a number of businesses, including artists, creators, news publishers, game developers, entertainment providers and more. Now, top publishing platform WordPre...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Mozilla partners with Intel, Red Hat and Fastly to take WebAssembly beyond the browser
Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat and Fast today announced the launch of the Bytecode Alliance, a new open-source group that focuses on “creating new software foundations, building on standards such as We...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Disney says its working to quickly resolve its launch day streaming issues
Disney+ has officially launched in the U.S.…and it’s struggling under the load. As is often the case with new streaming services, launch days bugs and crashes are today plaguing Disney+. T...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Disney says its working to quickly resolve its launch-day streaming issues
Disney+ has officially launched in the U.S.… and it’s struggling under the load. As is often the case with new streaming services, launch-day bugs and crashes are today plaguing Disney+. T...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch SMore is a new dating app that looks to suspend physical attraction for something more
According to former Chappy Managing Director Adam Cohen Aslatei, “something more” is one of the most common pieces of feedback that dating apps get from their users. That’s where S&#...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that
Depending on which study you believe, the wearable and digital health market could be worth anywhere from $30 billion to nearly $90 billion in the next six years. If the numbers around the size of the...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Whoop, the sports tech and analytics company that makes discreet wearables, raises $55M
On the heels of Google buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion, another player in wearables and health technology has picked up a big round of growth funding to continue expanding its business. Whoop, which ma...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Inspired Capital, founded by Alexa von Tobel and Penny Pritzker, just closed its debut fund with $200 million
Exactly 10 years ago, on stage at a TechCrunch event, Alexa von Tobel launched her startup, LearnVest, an online financial planning company that aimed to give people access to more affordable financia...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Uploadcare raises $1.7M for its CDN platform
Uploadcare, a startup that aims to make using CDN platforms cheaper and easier for businesses, today announced that it has raised a $1.7 million seed round led by Runa Capital and Vendep Capital, with...
01:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Loop Returns picks up $10 million in Series A led by FirstMark Capital
Loop Returns, the startup that helps brands handle returns from online purchases, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital. Lerer Hippeau and Ridg...
01:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Lawyers hate timekeeping. Ping raises $13M to fix it with AI
Counting billable time in six minute increments is the most annoying part of being a lawyer. It’s a distracting waste. It leads law firms to conservatively under-bill. And it leaves lawyers stuc...
12:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Dutch court orders Facebook to ban celebrity crypto scam ads after another lawsuit
A Dutch court has ruled that Facebook can be required to use filter technologies to identify and pre-emptively take down fake ads linked to crypto currency scams that carry the image of a media person...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram Stories launches TikTok clone Reels in Brazil
Instagram is launching a video-music remix feature to finally fight back against Chinese social rival TikTok. Instagram Reels lets you make 15-second video clips set to music and share them as Stories...
10:55 am GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Only four days left to buy early-bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019
Last week, we extended the early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 until15 November at11:59 p.m. (CEST). Consider it distinctly non-divine intervention from Expeditus, the patron saint of ...
10:49 am GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch And the winner of Hardware Battlefield at TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019 is Okra
We started the competition with ten hardware startups vying to take home the Disrupt Hardware Battlefield cup at TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019. They all pitched their hearts out to our team of judges who d...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Snapchat Spectacles 3 review: Pretty, pricey
No one’s going to pay $380 for decent point-of-view video glasses and some trippy filters. But that’s kind of the point of Snapchat Spectacles 3. They’re merely a stepping stone towa...
09:20 am GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch PacketAI predicts IT incidents by parsing large event data sets
Meet PacketAI, a French startup that wants to alert you when theres something wrong with your app or service. The company uses machine learning to parse raw event data and find out if theres anything ...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Introducing the TC Top Picks for Disrupt Berlin 2019
Can we get a fanfare of trumpets, please? The time has come to introduce you to our TC Top Picks for Disrupt Berlin 2019. The ingenuity and creativity reflected in the international startup community ...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Angular Ventures outs $41M seed fund for European and Israeli enterprise and deep tech startups
Angular Ventures, the early-stage enterprise and “deep tech”-focused VC firm founded by former DFJ Esprit partner Gil Dibner, is announcing the closing of its debut fund at $41 million. Ta...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Disney officially launches its streaming crown jewel, Disney
The centerpiece of Disneys streaming strategy is here. After an initial test in the Netherlands, Disney+ is officially launching in the United States and Canada today, with a lineup of original conten...
07:29 am GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Nigerias Interswitch confirms $1B valuation after Visa investment
Nigerian digital payments firm Interswitch confirmed today it has reached unicorn status after Visa acquired a minority equity stake in the firm. “The investment makes Interswitch one of the mos...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, November 12, 2019
Techcrunch Balderton Capital raises new $400M fund to back European tech startups at Series A
Balderton Capital, one of the so-called “big four” early-stage VC firms in London (the others being Accel, Atomico and Index), has raised a new $400 million fund to continue backing Europe...
11:43 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch A16Z-backed Shift.org announces veterans hiring pipeline partnership with Better.com
While across much of Asia, November 11th is either singles day (a $38 billion Alibaba extravaganza this year) or Pepero Day (named because 11/11 looks like a bunch of chocolate dessert sticks), here i...
11:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm
As Xiaomi widens its smartphone lead over Samsung in India, a new competitor is increasingly posing a challenge. Realme, a one-and-half-year-old smartphone vendor that spun out of Oppo, commanded 14.3...
11:11 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Uber CEO stokes boycottuber fire with mistakes happen comment
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s comments during an interview with Axios and his subsequent apology have done more than hand the company’s critics more ammunition in the renewed #boycottUber...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Adidas backpedals on robotic shoe production with Speedfactory closures
An expensive experiment in global distribution has been abandoned by Adidas, which has announced that will close its robotic "Speedfactories" in Atlanta and Ansbach, Germany, within 6 months. The comp...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch D2C companies deliver customer delight and simplicity
D2C brands personalize the buying experience, optimize customer delight, educate users at the right cadence and ultimately, help consumers successfully harvest the emotions they were seeking....
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Death Stranding brings back appointment gaming
Game launches these days are frequently the very worst time to play them. Plagued by bugs, server issues, balance problems, and a lack of content, many "games as a service" titles are best consumed af...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook machine learning aims to modify faces, hands and outfits
The latest research out of Facebook sets machine learning models to tasks that, to us, seem rather ordinary but for a computer are still monstrously difficult. These projects aim to anonymize faces, ...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook finally lets you banish nav bar tabs & red dots
Are those red notification dots on your Facebook home screen driving you crazy? Sick of Facebook Marketplace wasting your screen space? Now you can control what appears in the Facebook app’s nav...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Google Chrome to identify and label slow websites
Is it the web page that’s slow or is it your network connection? In the future, Google’s Chrome web browser may have an answer for you. Google announced today a plan to identify and label ...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon to open its first non-Whole Foods grocery store in 2020
Amazon is opening its first non-Whole Foods grocery store in the L.A. neighborhood of Woodland Hills, the retailer today confirmed. The news of the new store was first reported by CNET, which spotted ...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Salesforce Ventures invested $300M in Automattic while Salesforce was building a CMS
In September, Salesforce Ventures, the venture of arm of Salesforce, announced a hefty $300 million investment in Automattic, the company behind WordPress, the ubiquitous content management system (CM...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch ViacomCBS shakes up its content leadership teams following merger
Following the merger of CBS and Viacom announced earlier this year, the combined company today confirmed its plans to restructure its content and digital leadership teams in order to streamline operat...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Stingray-inspired spacecraft could eventually probe the atmosphere of Venus
NASA’s next Venus probe could be an atmosphere-skimming robotic stingray designed by the University of Buffalo. UB’s CRASH Lab, which is the institution’s Crashworthinesss for Aerosp...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Alibabas Singles Day sales top $38 billion
After 24 hours of frenzied buying and selling, and weeks of aggressive advertising and promotions before it, the Alibaba Group said today its sales hit another record high on Singles’ Day, the b...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media
Twitter last month said it was introducing a new policy to help fight deepfakes and other “manipulated media” that involve photos, videos or audio that’s been significantly altered t...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch SpaceX launches re-flown fairing for the first time and breaks a Falcon 9 booster re-use record
SpaceX successfully launched its first batch of production Starlink satellites today, sending 60 of the small satellites to their target orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. These 60 satellites follow 60 l...
02:06 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch OpenText buys data backup firm Carbonite for $1.42B
Carbonite has agreed to a $1.42 billion purchase by OpenText, an enterprise information management giant, ending weeks of speculation about the anticipated buyout. The deal marks a 78% premium on Carb...
02:06 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch OpenText buys data security firm Carbonite for $1.42B
Carbonite has agreed to a $1.42 billion purchase by OpenText, an enterprise information management giant, ending weeks of speculation about the anticipated buyout. The deal marks a 78% premium on Carb...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Watch live as SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites with a thrice-flown Falcon 9 rocket
SpaceX has a big launch coming up this morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida a Falcon 9 will carry a payload of 60 of its Starlink orbital communications satellites to space at 9:56 AM ET (6:56 AM P...
12:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch OLX Group invests up to $400M in used car marketplace Frontier Car Group at $700M valuation
Frontier Car Group, the Berlin-based startup building used-car marketplaces targeting high-growth, emerging markets, has picked up another significant round of funding from a strategic backer also foc...
11:12 am GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Prosus makes $6.3B hostile bid for Just Eat; Just Eat rejects deal in favor of Takeaway merger
As Amazon-backed Deliveroo expands into click-and-collect and procurement services to grow its footprint with restaurants in Europe, a food fight among three other takeout and delivery players continu...
11:02 am GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Deliveroo launches food orders for pick up
Don’t Deliveroo . The UK-based on-demand food delivery service has expanded into not actually delivering orders by offering users a pick-up option, called ‘Pickup’, as an alternative...
11:02 am GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Deliveroo launches food orders for pickup
Don’t Deliveroo . The U.K.-based on-demand food delivery service has expanded into not actually delivering orders by offering users a pickup option, called “Pickup,” as an alternativ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Join Jeremy Johnson from Andela at Disrupt Berlin
Over the past few years, Andela has built a simple yet powerful answer to the talent shortage in Silicon Valley and other overheating tech ecosystems. The company helps you hire some of the most talen...
08:50 am GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch A chat about UK deep tech and spin-out success with Octopus Ventures
New research commissioned by UK VC firm Octopus Ventures has put a spotlight on which of the country’s higher education institutions are doing the most to support spin outs. The report compiles ...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch The post-exponential era of AI and Moores Law
My MacBook Pro is three years old, and for the first time in my life, a three-year-old primary computer doesn’t feel like a crisis which must be resolved immediately. True, this is partly becaus...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, November 11, 2019
Techcrunch Voi raises another $85M for its European e-scooter service
Voi Technology, the micro-mobility startup that operates an e-scooter service in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, has raised an $85 million in Series B funding. Backing the round is a mixture...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 10, 2019
Techcrunch China Roundup: facial recognition lawsuit and cashless payments for foreigners
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunchs China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, a lawsuit sparked a ...
10:16 pm GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch Can America ever rebuild its neighborhoods and communities?
We talk a lot about startup ecosystems around these parts, and for good reason. Strong ecosystems have great reservoirs of talent congregated close together, a culture built around helping one another...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch Week in Review: Airbnb is just the beginning
Hey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into you inbox yet again. I got some awesome responses to the #DeleteLinkedIn newsletter last week, a few dozen emails (some of them angry) and plenty of tweet...
05:24 pm GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch A browser bug was enough to hack an Amazon Echo
Two security researchers have been crowned the top hackers in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest after developing and testing several high profile exploits, including an attack against an Amazo...
05:24 pm GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon Echo
Two security researchers have been crowned the top hackers in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest after developing and testing several high profile exploits, including an attack against an Amazo...
05:09 pm GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Apples star-studded Morning Show gets off to a bumpy-but-promising start
We werent sure what to expect from the launch of Apples new subscription streaming service. There were reports that the company was committed to staying family friendly, rather than exploring the adul...
02:31 pm GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch Watch MITs mini cheetah robots frolic, fall, flip and play soccer together
MIT’s Biomimetics Robotics department took a whole herd of its new ‘mini cheetah’ robots out for a group demonstration on campus recently and the result is an adorable, impressive d...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Photoshop for iPad bombs, Google Plays new rewards program, iOS bug fixes
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. What are the developers talking about...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Airbnbs growing pains
In this week's newsletter: Airbnb's new safety measures, Coveo's unicorn round and the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin agenda....
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India
More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. This preventable disease kills around 67,000 women in India every year, more than 25% of the 260,000 deaths worldwide. Effective...
03:03 am GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch Roku puts a remote on your wrist with new Apple Watch app
The Roku remote is coming to your wrist. The company announced today the launch of an Apple Watch app that lets you control your Roku device, including Roku media players and select Roku TVs, with a t...
02:46 am GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas news and data site 36Kr tumbles in its stock market debut
36Kr, a Chinese news and data website that tracks startups, fell 10% in its Nasdaq debut on Friday. The disappointing debut followed 36Kr’s decision to slash the size of its offering from 3.6 mi...
12:25 am GMT - Sat, November 9, 2019
Techcrunch Instagram to test hiding Like counts in US, which could hurt influencers
“We will make decisions that hurt the business if they help people’s well-being and health” says Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri. To that end, next week Instagram will expand its ...
11:13 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Relocating Indonesian capital will impact nations startup ecosystem
A move to East Kalimantan would allow for further development in the startup industry, with a focus on ecommerce and sustainability-focused enterprises....
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech
Chris Cox’s motivational speeches were at the heart of Facebook’s new employee orientation. But after 14 years at the social network, the Chief Product Officer left in March amidst an exec...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Trump should not be our president says Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox
Chris Cox’s motivational speeches were at the heart of Facebook’s new employee orientation. But after 14 years at the social network, the chief product officer left in March amidst an exec...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Inside StockXs authentication center
Joshua Luber runs a sneaker empire valued at more than $1 billion, but he thinks theyre just now scratching the surface. The consumer marketplace recently expanded to include a fifth category (collect...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Kenzie Academy is scaling up a coding program for the heartland
The crowded landscape of programs teaching non-technical people to become software developers has been a proving ground for a new model of education financing: income share agreements (ISAs). With an ...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Extension on early-bird sale to Disrupt Berlin 2019
We wont bury the lead on this news, startup fans. Were giving all you professional procrastinators and time-delayed decision makers an extra week to pull yourselves together and score early-bird savin...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Facebooks first experimental apps from its NPE Team division focus on students, chat & music
This July, Facebook announced a new division called NPE Team which would build experimental consumer-facing apps, allowing the company to try out new ideas and features to see how people would react. ...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: YouTube redesigns its homepage
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...
08:23 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Vape lung breakthrough suggests lethal culprit in THC products could be vitamin E acetate
Official word has come down from federal authorities on one potential cause of the mystery illness affecting vape users: Vitamin E acetate, a chemical found in some vaping products that has been demon...
07:16 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch I ran digital ads for a presidential campaign, and Twitter is right to ban them
Jack Dorsey made a wise choice for both his bottom line and his country. Facebook and Google would do well to follow his lead....
07:16 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Banning digital political ads gives extremists a distinct advantage
While Jack Dorsey's policy sounds compelling, its flawed in principle and, I fear, counterproductive....
07:06 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Alpaca nabs $6M for stocks API so anyone can build a Robinhood
Stock trading app Robinhood is valued at $7.6 billion, but it only operates in the U.S. Freshly funded fintech startup Alpaca does the dirty work so developers worldwide can launch their own competito...
06:09 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Optimizing customer retention will be a priority in 2020
Seven emerging trends will shape the way companies delight and retain customers in 2020....
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners
Security researchers have found several popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners by exploiting a weakness that gives accessories access to the phone’s underlying baseb...
04:47 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch African logistics startup Lori Systems raises Series A led by Chinese investors
African on-demand trucking logistics company Lori Systems has raised a Series A round led by Chinese investors Hillhouse Capital and Crystal Stream Capital. Other participating investors included Nige...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Badoos Andrey Andreev sells his stake in Bumble owner MagicLab to Blackstone, valuing the dating apps at $3B
Bumble, the popular and profitable dating and networking app built around the ethos of women calling the shots on how connections get made and developed, has made a deal for some independence of its o...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Andrey Andreev sells stake in Bumble owner to Blackstone, Whitney Wolfe Herd now CEO of $3B dating apps business
Bumble, the popular and profitable dating and networking app built around the ethos of women calling the shots on how connections get made and developed, has made a deal for some independence of its o...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch A look at the top trends exciting NYCs consumer VCs
To learn more about the next wave of consumer startup investment outside Silicon Valley, Im speaking to leading B2C-focused investors in various hubs about the trends they’re excited about right...
03:04 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz launches free crypto startup school
Last month, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) general partner Chris Dixon announced at TechCrunch Disrupt that the VC firm would run a free crypto startup school. And the company is officially launching its ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Every startup is a bankor wants to be
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines....
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Every startup is a bank or wants to be
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines....
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Lyft is adding Chrysler Pacificas to its AV fleet and opening a new dedicated self-driving test facility
Lyft has another year of building out its autonomous driving program under its belt, and the ride-hailing company has been expanding its testing steadily throughout 2019. The company says that it̵...
10:17 am GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Alibaba to invest $3.3B to bump its stake in logistics unit Cainiao
Alibaba is doubling down on its logistics affiliate Cainiao, two years after acquiring a majority stake in the firm. The Chinese giant said today it would invest an additional 23.3 billion yuan (about...
09:15 am GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Prices increase tonight: Buy Disrupt Berlin 2019 early bird passes now
We get it. Youre deep in the weeds starting your startup, building your business, expanding your empire. Startuppers are frequently overworked, prone to procrastination and last-minute decision making...
09:15 am GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Prices increase tonight: Buy Disrupt Berlin 2019 early-bird passes now
We get it. Youre deep in the weeds starting your startup, building your business, expanding your empire. Startuppers are frequently overworked, prone to procrastination and last-minute decision making...
08:28 am GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Google hires former Disney and Star executive to head its India business
Google said on Friday it has appointed Sanjay Gupta, a former top executive with Disney India and Star, as the manager and vice president of sales and operations for its India business. Gupta will be ...
05:22 am GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Sir Martin Sorrells Silicon Valley charm offensive
Sir Martin Sorrell is the kind of founder who people in Silicon Valley most prize. He has enjoyed huge success, having built the world’s biggest advertising conglomerate over 32 years, WPP. He&#...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, November 8, 2019
Techcrunch Disney will launch in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain in March 2020
Disney+ will launch in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands on November 12th, a bit shy of a week from today. On November 19th, it’ll expand to Australia and New Zealand. But what about the rest...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk says building the first sustainable city on Mars will take 1,000 Starships and 20 years
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went into a bit more detail about the timelines and vehicle requirements to not only reach Mars, but to set up a sustainable base on the Red Planet that can serve as an actual cit...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Star Wars and Marvel content is most watched among Disney trial users, led by Avengers: Infinity War
Early adopters of Disney+ are mostly watching Marvel and Star Wars movies and TV shows, according to a new third-party report by SimilarWeb out today. The analytics firm measured Disney+ usage in its ...
10:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Corporate, public investments spur interest in Pacific Northwest startups
Why are businesses and government organizations investing so much into the the strip of land down the West Coast from Vancouver, Canada to Portland, Oregon?...
10:25 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Sinclair leads $10.3M investment in rideshare advertising startup Octopus
Octopus Interactive, a startup bringing an interactive TV and ad experience into Uber and Lyft rides, has raised a $10.3 million funding round led by Sinclair Digital Group. Backseat TVs mixing show s...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch How Microsoft is trying to become more innovative
Microsoft Research is a globally distributed playground for people interested in solving fundamental science problems. These projects often focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence, and s...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch This robotic arm slows down to avoid the uncanny valley
Robotic arms can move fast enough to snatch thrown objects right out of the air… but should they? Not unless you want them to unnerve the humans they’re interacting with, according to work...
09:47 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Legislators from ten parliaments put the squeeze on Facebook
The third session of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation, a multi-nation body comprised of global legislators with concerns about the societal impacts of social media giants, has been ...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch DNA testing startup Veritas Genetics confirms data breach
Veritas Genetics, a DNA testing startup, has said a data breach resulted in the theft of some customer information. The Danvers, Mass.-based company said its customer-facing portal had “recently...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Libras critics are missing the forest for the trees
Critics of Facebook's proposed stablecoin are well-intentioned, but they're missing the forest for the trees....
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch iOS 13.2.2 fixes bug that kills your background apps prematurely
  Does it feel like your iPhone is being a little quick to shut down apps running in the background lately? Go update it. Apple has just released iOS 13.2.2, which patches up this issue (which ca...
07:57 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Former Twitter employees charged with spying
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...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch T-Mobile sugar-coats Sprint merger with promises of free data but only if its approved
The planned $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has been approved by the Justice Department and the FCC, but it's not a sure thing yet. To sweeten the deal, T-Mobile is dangling three big f...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Ubiquiti combines router and Wi-Fi access point with UniFi Dream Machine
Ubiquiti is a well-known brand if you care about networking. Many companies, schools and public spaces use Ubiquiti access points to broadcast a Wi-Fi network across an entire building. Earlier this w...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Older Samsung smart TVs to lose Netflix support next month
An unspecified number of smart TVs manufactured by Samsung will lose native support for Netflix next month, the companies said in an announcement this week. Netflix app installed — or available ...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Ghost wants to retrofit your car so it can drive itself on highways in 2020
A new autonomous vehicle company is on the streets and unbeknownst to most, has been since 2017. Unlike the majority in this burgeoning industry, this new entrant isn’t trying to launch a robot...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch MIT develops a robot that can grow like a plant when it needs some extra reach
MIT has developed a new kind of robot that can essentially extend itself ‘growing’ in a way that’s surprisingly similar to how a young plant grows upwards. The way researchers accom...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Capital One replaces security chief after data breach
Capital One has replaced its cybersecurity chief, four months after the company disclosed a massive data breach involving the theft of sensitive data on more than 100 million customers. A spokesperson...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Spotifys podcasting app Anchor now helps you make trailers
Spotify’s simple podcasting suite, Anchor, is today introducing a new feature designed to help creators promote their podcast: trailers. On the Anchor app for iOS and Android, podcasters will no...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch YouTubes homepage redesign focuses on usability, giving you control over recommendations
YouTube’s homepage is getting a makeover. The company announced today an updated, cleaner design that does away with information density to instead give more room to the videos and their titles,...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch WhatsApps latest feature, Catalogs, caters to small businesses skipping the web for mobile
WhatsApp is expanding the capabilities of its dedicated app for business owners who want to reach their customers on smartphones. The Facebook-owned company is today introducing a new “catalogs&...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch AWS announces new savings plans to reduce complexity of reserved instances
Reserved instances (RIs) have provided a mechanism for companies, who expect to use a certain level of AWS infrastructure resources, to get some cost certainty, but as AWS’s Jeff Barr points out...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Plant-based dairy replacements are coming to ice cream pints in San Francisco and New York
Plant-based replacements are so hot right now, they’re even hitting the coolest thing in food — ice cream. The new plant-based dairy replacement maker, Eclipse Foods, has just signed a dea...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that exposed the password for the Wi-Fi network it was connected to. Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending its o...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Reonomy, a massive database of commercial property intel, raises $60M
The property industry — covering people and businesses that invest in, build, purchase or rent, and maintain property — is hugely fragmented when it comes both to data sources, and the com...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events
Aircam is a new startup that allows anyone to get instant access to pictures taken by professional photographers at weddings, parties and other events. The company was founded by brothers Evan and Rya...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch LogRocket lands $15M Series B, announces new tool to track customer metrics
LogRocket is a startup on a mission to help companies root out and fix website app errors quickly and efficiently, and it seems to be going well. Today, the company announced a $15 million Series B in...
02:27 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Volocopter and John Deere team up for a crop-spraying autonomous agricultural drone
Autonomous drone-based transportation startup Volocopter has revealed its first partner for its new VoloDrone industrial and commercial electric vertical take-off and landing craft: John Deere . The a...
01:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Nightfall emerges from stealth with $20M for a cloud-native data loss prevention platform
Sensitive data leakage is one of the biggest negative side-effects of cloud-based apps and services. Today, a startup that has built an AI-based platform that can detect and take action on that data i...
01:21 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Yandex is now testing a self-driving sidewalk cargo delivery robot
Add another one to the list of companies piloting small wheeled autonomous robots for small package and food delivery: Yandex . Russia’s search and services giant has expanded its ambitions in t...
01:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Salesforce announces new content management system
Salesforce has its fingers in a lot of parts of the customer experience, so why not content management? Today, the company announced a brand new tool called Salesforce Content Management System, which...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Microsofts HoloLens 2 starts shipping
Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the second generation of its HoloLens augmented reality visor. Today, the $3,500 HoloLens 2 is going on sale in the United...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Kepler achieves a world first for satellite broadband with 100Mbps connection to the Arctic
Small satellite startup Kepler has done something never before accomplished with satellite-based broadband connectivity: providing a high-bandwidth the Arctic. Kepler’s nanosatellites have succe...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Kepler achieves a world-first for satellite broadband with 100Mbps connection to the Arctic
Small-satellite startup Kepler has done something never before accomplished with satellite-based broadband connectivity: providing a high-bandwidth to the Arctic. Kepler’s nanosatellites have su...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Wrenchs on-demand vehicle repair and maintenance service picks up $20 million
Wrench, the Seattle-based on demand vehicle maintenance and repair service for consumers and fleets, has raised $20 million in its latest round of financing. The company’s round was led by Vulca...
09:02 am GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Just 48 hours left to buy early bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019
Opportunitys still knocking, but its on a very short leash. Were T-minus 48 hours remaining on early bird prices to Disrupt Berlin 2019. And if you want to talk opportunity, you wont find a better one...
09:02 am GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Just 48 hours left to buy early-bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019
Opportunitys still knocking, but its on a very short leash. Were T-minus 48 hours remaining on early-bird prices to Disrupt Berlin 2019. And if you want to talk opportunity, you wont find a better one...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk to talk about late-stage bets at Disrupt Berlin
South African internet company Naspers isnt a particularly well-known name in the startup community. And yet, the company made an early investment in a small Chinese company called Tencent. Naspers st...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Real estate fintech platform Immo Investment Technologies raises 11M Series A
Immo Investment Technologies, a London-based fintech startup that purchase homes on behalf of buy-to-let investors, has closed 11M in Series A funding. Backing the round is Talis Capital and HV Holtzb...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Google Pay comes to Curve, the banking platform that consolidates all your cards into one
Hot on the heels of adding support for Samsung Pay, Curve, the London-based over-the-top” banking platform that lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single card, has added support ...
07:15 am GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Solar based ISP startup Tizeti launches 4G LTE network in Nigeria
Nigerian internet service provider Tizeti has launched its first 4G LTE network. The Y-Combinator backed startup that uses solar powered towers to deliver net connectivity has built its premier 4G c...
07:15 am GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Solar-based ISP startup Tizeti launches 4G LTE network in Nigeria
Nigerian internet service provider Tizeti has launched its first 4G LTE network. The Y-Combinator backed startup that uses solar powered towers to deliver net connectivity has built its premier 4G c...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch An early look at eFounders next batch of enterprise SaaS startups
European startup studio eFounders recently reached a portfolio valuation of $1 billion across 23 companies. And the company doesnt want to stop there as it is currently launching three new companies a...
02:08 am GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Alphabets board is investigating how execs have handled claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct
Alphabets board of directors has opened an investigation into how executives at the company have handled misconduct claims, CNBC reported earlier today after viewing materials that it says show an ind...
02:08 am GMT - Thu, November 7, 2019
Techcrunch Alphabets board is investigating execs over claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct
Alphabets board of directors has opened an investigation into how executives at the company have handled misconduct claims, CNBC reported earlier today after viewing materials that it says show an ind...
11:16 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Saudi Arabia reportedly recruited Twitter employees to steal personal data of activists
Saudi Arabian officials allegedly paid at least two employees of Twitter to access personal information on users the government there was interested in, according to recently unsealed court documents....
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Theres no perfect time for giving employees feedback
You cant put performance feedback on hold until you have everything ironed out. The pace of business today is too quick to wait for the perfect time, because the perfect time may be too late or worse,...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch HP confirms it has received a proposal from Xerox about being acquired
Rumors have been flying today about Xerox possibly buying HP Inc., the printer and computer company. The company issued a public statement this afternoon confirming that there are talks ongoing, and t...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Cant find the new Apple TV shows, like Dickinson? This shortcut can help.
The Apple TV app is so bad, someone had to create a shortcut just to make it easier to navigate to the new Apple TV+ content. Apple may have invested billions in its Apple TV+ streaming service and ho...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch The first hires are the hardest
Money is usually too tight to pay competitive salaries, theres no recognizable brand or reputation yet and most people would prefer to work at a company their friends and family have heard of before. ...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch California accuses Facebook of ignoring subpoenas in states Cambridge Analytica investigation
California’s attorney general Xavier Becerra has accused Facebook of “continuing to drag its feet” by failing to provide documents to the state’s investigation into Facebook an...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Airbnb to verify all of its listings
Airbnb says it will rebook guests if a property fails to meets its new "accuracy standards" beginning next month....
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Exclusive: Tony Blair on regulating Big Tech, Facebook, Russia, China and Brexit
As history tells us, the break-up of ‘Big Oil’ and ‘Big Telco’ in the past, led to more competition and innovation. What to do in the era of ‘Big Tech’? Living in 2...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft has big plans for its new Edge browser
Microsoft is setting itself some high goals for its new Chromium-based Edge browser. As Chuck Friedman, the corporate vice president for Edge told me, he wants Edge to hit one billion users — a ...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Tinders interactive video series Swipe Night is going international next year
Tinder’s big experiment with interactive content — therecently launchedin-app series calledSwipe Night— was a success. According to Tinder parent company Match during its Q3 earnings...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Google enlists mobile security firms to help rid Google Play of bad Android apps
Google has partnered with mobile security firms ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to combat the scourge of malicious Android apps that sneak into the Google Play app store. The announcement came Wednesday, ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk will reveal Teslas Cybertruck all-electric pickup on Nov. 21
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company will unveil its all-electric “cyber truck” Nov. 21 in Los Angeles near the serial entrepreneur’s other company SpaceX. The date ju...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Immigrants from China and India can accelerate the green card process
Securing a green card can feel overwhelming for people in Silicon Valley who were born in India and China. But with the right help and guidance from a skilled immigration attorney, the process can be ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Restaurants using the Ordermark order management service now get special deals from Uber Eats
In a new deal tying Uber Eats closer to the Los Angeles-based delivery management service, Ordermark, the companies are offering special discounts to restaurants that use the service. Uber Eats is giv...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon is planning a $40M robotics hub near Boston
Amazon announced a plan today to build a $40 million, 350,000 square foot robotics innovation hub in Westborough, MA. The new facility will bring 200 technology and advanced manufacturing jobs when it...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Stealth fintech startup Digits raises $10.5 million Series A from Benchmark and others
Stealth fintech startup Digits, from the same team that built Crashlytics to scale then sold to Twitter for over $100 million, has raised a $10.5 million round of Series A funding, the company is anno...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Niantic will open Pokmon GO Pokstop submissions to players worldwide next week
  Pokmon GO and games like it can’t exist without waypoints the in-game locations that correlate to real world points of interest, acting as the Pokstops, gyms, etc. The more waypoints the...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Wardrobe picks up $1.5 million for a new fashion rental marketplace
Wardrobe, a new peer-to-peer fashion rental marketplace, has today announced the close of a $1.5 million seed round and its public launch out of beta. The funding was led by angel investor Cyan Banist...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Niantic will soon let small businesses pay to have a Pokmon GO Pokstop
  Sponsored locations aren’t new to Niantic games. Companies like Sprint, McDonalds, and AT&T have had sponsored locations in games like Pokmon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite for a ...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch WhatsApp says it will let you control if and how you get added to Groups (for real this time)
WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, has faced a lot of controversy over the role that Groups plays on the platform — both for Groups’ role in spreading spam, misinformat...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Elon Musk says SpaceXs Starship could fly for as little as $2 million per launch
SpaceX’s goal has long been to achieve truly reusable rocket launch capabilities, and for good reason: The company anticipates huge cost savings through re-usable rocketry, vs. expendable launch...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Professional network for women Elpha raises seed funding
Elpha raises $1.1M to create a digital community for women in tech....
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Neural Magic gets $15M seed to run machine learning models on commodity CPUs
Neural Magic, a startup founded by an MIT professor, who figured out a way to run machine learning models on commodity CPUs, announced a $15 million seed investment today. Comcast Ventures led the rou...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Investment platform eToro acquires crypto portfolio tracker app Delta
eToro, the multi-asset investment platform that spans “social” stock trading to cryptocurrency, has acquired Delta, the crypto portfolio tracker app. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Echo Studio is Amazons lower-cost answer to the HomePod
Amazons kickstarted the smart speaker market with the original Echo, way back in late-2014. Like many of the companys hardware offerings, it was very much a utilitarian device. The first Echo was smar...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Veterans can now use an iPhone to pull up their health records
Apple has teamed up with Veteran Affairs (VA) to allow those who’ve served our country to now access their health records via iPhone. Health records access via Apple’s Health app has been ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Apple refreshes its privacy site with new technical whitepapers
For the fourth year in a row, Apple has updated its privacy pages. Every year the tech giant’s refreshes the privacy portion of its website usually a month or so after its product launches to ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Cyber-skills platform Immersive Labs raises $40M in North America expansion
Immersive Labs, a cybersecurity skills platform, has raised $40 million in its Series B, the company’s second round of funding this year following an $8 million Series A in January. Summit Partn...
01:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch UK Space Agency will provide $9.5 million to Virgin Orbit for Cornwall spaceport
Richard Branson’s small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit announced today that it has secured final approval on a 7.35 million ($9.5 million) grant from the UK Space Agency (UKSA), funds whi...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch As developers embrace Kubernetes, Replicated launches tools to manage its deployments
Five years ago, when the Los Angeles-based enterprise software startup Replicated first launched, it was one of a number of contenders looking to bring containerized software development tools to busi...
01:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Salesforce names Adam Blitzer as the new CEO of Marketing Cloud
Salesforce is announcing that it has appointed Adam Blitzer as the new CEO of Marketing Cloud. Marketing Cloud is Salesforce’s suite of digital marketing tools, built around the company’s ...
01:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Glovo is opening a tech hub in Poland after gobbling a local food delivery rival
Barcelona-based on-demand delivery startup Glovo is beefing up its engineering capacity by opening a second tech hub, its first in Poland — with an initial plan to hire 40 additional engineers a...
12:51 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Uber is entering the ads business
Uber will become an ad platform, selling space inside its Eats app to restaurants hoping to lure in more food delivery orders. A recent Uber job listing spotted by TechCrunch seeks an Uber Eats Ads Le...
12:51 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Take a virtual tour through Rocket Labs New Zealand rocket launch facility
Rocket Lab is one of the extremely small group of rocket launch startups that is actually sending payloads to space, and the company sends all of its spacecraft up from a scenic peninsula located on t...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch LA is fast becoming a fintech hub as HMBradley launches another West Coast challenger bank
Add HMBradley to the list of Los Angeles based startups looking to shake up the world of high finance typically dominated by East Coast giants with names like JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley...
11:44 am GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch FirstVet, the video veterinarian service, raises 18.5M for international expansion
FirstVet, the Swedish startup which provides pet owners with on-demand video consultations with local, qualified veterinarians, has closed 18.5 million in Series B funding. The round is led by London-...
11:13 am GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch San Francisco smokes Juuls hopes by voting to keep e-cigarette ban
Voters in San Francisco have resoundingly rejected an attempt to overturn a citywide ban on e-cigarettes by a margin of around 80:20. Reporting on the count in the Bay Area, CBS SF says at least 78 pe...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Neo4j introduces new cloud service to simplify building a graph database
Neo4j, a popular graph database, is available as an open source product for anyone to download and use. Its enterprise product aimed at larger organizations is growing fast, but the company recognized...
10:31 am GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Chinas Didi to relaunch Hitch carpooling service this month
Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing said today it will conduct a trial relaunch of its Hitch carpooling service in seven major Chinese cities with additional safety features by end of the month, mo...
10:30 am GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch GoCardless partners with TransferWise to bring low cost currency conversion to recurring payments
GoCardless, the London fintech that makes it easy for businesses to offer recurring bank payments, has partnered with TransferWise for its currency exchange. The move sees GoCardless utilise the Trans...
09:11 am GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch 72 hours left for early bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019
Did you know that the cuckoo clock originated in Germany? Its a fact. And while the origins of early-bird pricing remain shrouded in mystery, one thing remains clear. Early bird passes to Disrupt Berl...
09:09 am GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Coveo raises $172M at $1B valuation for AI-based enterprise search and personalization
Search and personalization services continue to be a major area of investment among enterprises, both to make their products and services more discoverable (and used) by customers, and to help their o...
09:09 am GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Coveo raises US$172M at $1B valuation for AI-based enterprise search and personalization
Search and personalization services continue to be a major area of investment among enterprises, both to make their products and services more discoverable (and used) by customers, and to help their o...
08:15 am GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Senegals NIMA Codes to launch address app in 15 African countries
Senegalese startup NIMA Codes a digital mapping service for locations without formal addresses has upgraded its app and plans to go live in 15 African countries in 2020. The pre-seed stage startup l...
01:57 am GMT - Wed, November 6, 2019
Techcrunch Cloudflare beat a patent troll. What now?
In the summer of 2017, we wrote about a battle between Cloudflare, the San Francisco-based internet security and content delivery network, and two attorneys whod previously litigated intellectual prop...
11:54 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Chargify adds revenue forecasting tools to its suite of hosted payment management services
Chargify, the payment management service owned byScaleworks, has added revenue forecasting tools to its software as a service offering. The company’s new revenue forecasting tools uses historica...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Amperity acquires Custora to improve its customer data platform
Amperity announced today that it’s acquiring another company in the customer data business, Custora. Amperity co-founder and CEO Kabir Shahani told me that Custora’s technology complements...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Shopify expands into email marketing
Shopify continues to expand beyond its core e-commerce platform with a new product called Shopify Email. Shopify’s chief product officer Craig Miller and director of product for marketing techno...
10:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Scanwell Health launches smartphone tests for UTIs in partnership with Lemonaid Health
Companies continue to refine digital diagnostic tools for in-home healthcare at a rapid clip. The latest to launch is an at-home test for urinary tract infections from the Los Angeles-based startup Sc...
10:26 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Adobes Project Sweet Talk makes portraits come alive
One of the most interesting sessions at Adobe MAX is traditionally the Sneaks keynote, where engineers from the company’s various units show off their most cutting-edge work. Sometimes, those tu...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Ford built an electric Mustang with a manual transmission. And were mad.
Ford wants the world to take notice of its plans for electric vehicles.And what better way than to build an all-electric Mustang fastback with a six-speed manual transmission? And that has us angry ov...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Shopping ads come to YouTubes home feed and search results
There’s a new kind of ad coming to YouTube . Google announced today the launch of Shopping ads on YouTube, which lets brands advertise their products and services right in the YouTube home feed ...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Talking to Zero Motorcycles CEO and taking home the 2020 SR/F
The motorcycle industry is shifting to electric. Harley-Davidson signaled the trend this year, becoming the first big gas manufacturer to release a street-legal e-motorcycle in the U.S., the LiveWire....
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Robinhood has a glitch thats letting users borrow far more than they should
A glitch in the the stock trading app Robinhood is allowing users to trade stocks with excess borrowed funds, and the company doesn’t appear to have found a fix as of this writing. According to ...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Google announces open-source chip project
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...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch FCC approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite serious concerns
The FCC has given its stamp of approval to T-Mobile and Sprint's proposed merger, saying the deal will "enhance competition" and hasten 5G deployment. Those opposed say the merger defies common sense,...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Where top VCs are investing in fintech
Over the past several years, ‘fintech’ has quietly become the unsung darling of venture. A rapidly swelling pool of new startups is taking aim at the large incumbent institutions, complex ...
06:22 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Subscription service for Mac apps Setapp extends to teams
Setapp, the Spotify of Mac apps, is launching a new subscription plan specifically designed for teams. It is currently available as a public beta. As a reminder, Setapp lets you download and use 160 a...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch NBA TV goes over-the-top to offer live games and original programming to cord cutters
Cord-cutting basketball fans now have a new option for their non-stop hoops coverage. NBA TV is officially launching a direct-to-consumer subscription service today, making it the first linear TV spor...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch AT&T will pay $60 million over fake unlimited data bait and switch scam
AT&T is being punished at last for its shady claims of plans with "unlimited data" but were in reality nothing of the kind: The company has agreed to a $60 million settlement with the FTC, which ...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Walmart reaches settlement with Tesla over solar panel fires, drops lawsuit
Walmart has dropped a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence after rooftop solar panel systems on seven of the retailers stores allegedly caught fire. A settlement has b...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch How Arweaves Permaweb cheaply hosts sites & apps forever
What if you could pay now to store something online permanently? You could preserve a website against censorship, save legal contracts, or offer an app even after your company fails. That’s the ...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Valence launches a social network for black professionals
Over the past two years, as technology companies continued to struggle with diversifying their work forces, Los Angeles-based venture capitalist Kobie Fuller wrestled with how to solve the problem. As...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Seismic acquires Percolate to expand its marketing tools
Seismic is announcing that it’s acquiring Percolate in a deal that it says is combining “two essential pillars of the marketing technology stack.” It sounds like the two companies ar...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch The first US clinical trial of using an in-brain chip to fight opioid addiction is now underway
Opioid addiction is easily one of the top widespread healthcare issues facing the U.S., and research indicates we’re nowhere near achieving any kind of significant mitigating solution. But a tea...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Huawei calls hackers to Munich for secret bug bounty meeting
Chinese tech giant Huawei has asked some of the world’s best phone hackers to a secret meeting in Munich later this month as the company tries to curry favor with global governments, TechCrunch ...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch YouTube rolls out Super Stickers, a new way for creators to make money
YouTube today is expanding the ways creators can make money with the global launch of a new feature, Super Stickers. The stickers are aimed at fans who want to show their support and connect with favo...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is a truly great game controller
Microsoft’s original Xbox Elite controller was a major step-up for gamers, with customizable buttons, changeable physical controls and adjustable sensitivity for serious personalization. The new...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Nio, Intels Mobileye partner to build self-driving electric cars for consumers
Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017 for $15.3 billion, is partnering with Chinese electric car startup Nio to develop autonomous vehicles that consumers can...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Nio, Intels Mobileye partner, to build self-driving electric cars for consumers
Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017 for $15.3 billion, is partnering with Chinese electric car startup Nio to develop autonomous vehicles that consumers can...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch ZenHub adds roadmapping to its GitHub project management tool
ZenHub, the popular project management tool that integrates right into GitHub, today announced the launch of Roadmaps. As you can guess from the name, this is a roadmapping feature that allows teams t...
03:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Chronosphere launches with $11M Series A to build scalable, cloud-native monitoring tool
Chronoshere, a startup from two ex-Uber engineers, who helped create the open source M3 monitoring project to handle Uber-level scale, officially launched today with the goal of building a commercial ...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to U.S. residential customers for the first time
UPS is rolling along with its drone delivery program, working with partner CVS Pharmacy to deliver prescription drugs to customer doorsteps via its newly deployed commercial drones. UPS deliveredmedic...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to US residential customers for the first time
UPS is rolling along with its drone delivery program, working with partner CVS Pharmacy to deliver prescription drugs to customer doorsteps via its newly deployed commercial drones. UPS delivered medi...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Pigeon, a Waze for public transit from Googles Area 120, expands across the U.S.
Crowdsourced transit app Pigeon, developed within Google’s Area 120 lab for experimental projects, is today rolling out to five new cities across the U.S., in addition to New York — includ...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Pigeon, a Waze for public transit from Googles Area 120, expands across the US
Crowdsourced transit app Pigeon, developed within Google’s Area 120 lab for experimental projects, is today rolling out to five new cities across the U.S., in addition to New York — includ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Friended is a new social network that wants to get real
Though the social media landscape is dominated by a few major players, consumers still seem to want something new and different. Just look at TikTok. Today, a new social app is launching called Friend...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Segway-Ninebot now has an electric dirt bike
Segway-Ninebot introduced Tuesday an electric dirt bike that marks the company’s expansion into the powersports market. The Chinese scooter company launched two versions of its new “Dirt e...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Learn how to raise your Series A at Disrupt Berlin
Balderton Capital's Suranga Chandratillake, Blossom Capital's Louise Samet and Penta founder Jessica Holzbach are joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin....
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Coda Biotherapeutics is developing a cure for pain
If the researchers, executives and investors behind Coda Biotherapeutics have their way, one day soon there really could be a cure for pain. Co-founded by researchers Joseph Glorioso, from the Univers...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Google launches OpenTitan, an open-source secure chip design project
Google has partnered with several tech companies to develop and build OpenTitan, a new, collaborative open-source secure chip design project. The aim of the new coalition is to build trustworthy chip ...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Slack Fund, Haystack and CRV invest $4 million in Parabol, the meta-meeting software toolkit
These days it’s not enough to have meetings. Now tech companies need to have meetings about meetings — and to ensure that this can happen efficiently(?), a Los Angeles company called Parab...
12:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch UK drone register takes off
A UK drone registration scheme has opened ahead of the deadline for owners to register their devices coming into force at the end of this month. The UK government announced its intention to introduce ...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Xiaomi unveils Mi Watch, its $185 Apple Watch clone
Xiaomi, which competes with Apple for the top position in the wearable market, today made the competition a little more interesting. The Chinese electronics giant has launched its first smartwatch cal...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Xiaomi launches Mi Watch, its $185 Apple Watch clone
Xiaomi, which competes with Apple for the top position in the wearable market, today made the competition a little more interesting. The Chinese electronics giant has launched its first smartwatch cal...
09:18 am GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Only 4 days left for early bird savings on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019
The countdown to serious savings continues here at TechCrunch, and this is a timely reminder that you that you have only four days left to save on early bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 (11-12 Decem...
09:18 am GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Only 4 days left for early-bird savings on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019
The countdown to serious savings continues here at TechCrunch, and this is a timely reminder that you have only four days left to save on early-bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 (11-12 December). Kom...
08:23 am GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Medopad raises $25M led by Bayer to develop biomarkers tracked via apps and wearables
Medopad, the UK startup that has been working with Tencent to develop AI-based methods for building and tracking “digital” biomarkers — measurable indicators of the progression of il...
07:36 am GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah
Twitter suspended several accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah over the weekend after being repeatedly asked to do so by a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives. The lawmakersJosh Gottheime...
05:01 am GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Disinformation works better than censorship, warns internet freedom report
A rise in social media surveillance, warrantless searches of travelers’ devices at the border, and the continued spread of disinformation are among the reasons why the U.S. has declined in inter...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Gradeup raises $7M to expand its online exam preparation platform to smaller Indian cities and towns
Gradeup, an edtech startup in India that operates an exam preparation platform for undergraduate and postgraduate level courses, has raised $7 million from Times Internet as it looks to expand its bus...
12:36 am GMT - Tue, November 5, 2019
Techcrunch Ubers losses top $1 billion, trumping better than expected revenues
Better than expected revenues couldn’t divert investor attention from the fact that Uber still managed to lose more than $1 billion in the most recent quarter as the company’s stock fell i...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Workday to acquire online procurement platform Scout RFP for $540M
Workday announced this afternoon that it has entered into an agreement to acquire online procurement platform Scout RFP for $540 million. The company raised more than $60 million on a post valuation o...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch WeWork-owned Meetup confirms restructuring, layoffs
Meetup announced "organizational changes" in a staff meeting this morning....
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite
It’s Microsoft Ignite this week, the company’s premier event for IT professionals and decision-makers. But it’s not just about new tools for role-based access. Ignite is also very mu...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch BMWs magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars
BMW has been equipping its cars with in-air gesture control for several years and I never paid attention to it. It seemed redundant. Why wave your hand in the air when there’s dials, buttons, an...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Where VCs are looking for voice startup investments
Led by Amazon’s Alexa, smart speakers’ install base is expected to reach 200 million units worldwide by 2020. A quarter of Americans over the age of 12 own a smart speaker, and the majorit...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs leads $50M round for credit card platform Deserve
Deserve, a credit card startup helping young people establish themselves, as well as a cloud-based credit card platform for businesses, has raised $50 million in a new round of Series C funding led by...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch DJI Mavic Mini Review
The $399 Mavic Mini lives in a sweet spot of core features and a low price. It packs everything critical to be a quality drone. It has a good camera, good range, and a good controller. It holds up wel...
07:12 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch MIT develops a way for autonomous delivery robots to find your front door
Researchers at MIT have developed a new method of navigation for robots that could be very useful for the range of companies working on autonomous last-mile delivery. In short, the team has worked out...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Battery tech startup Sila Nano lands $45 million and Tesla veteran Kurt Kelty
Sila Technologies, the battery materials company that has partnered with BMW and Daimler, landed $45 million in new funding and hired two high-profile executives, including Kurt Kelty, who led the bat...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch CTO.ais developer shortcuts eliminate coding busywork
There’s too much hype about mythical “10X developers.” Everyone’s desperate to hire these “ninja rockstars.” In reality, it’s smarter to find ways of deleting...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Adobe launches Photoshop for iPad
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...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz on shocking rules and dramatic object lessons
Ben Horowitz, co-founder of venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, has a new book out titled What You Do Is Who You Are, which takes a look at how to create culture at a company. We sat down with Horowitz ...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Venture capitalists like and subscribe to influencers
Why 2020 will be a "watershed year" for the creator economy...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Google Plays U.S. Store adds a rewards program with points for purchases, downloads & more
Google Play is incentivizing app usage and more with the launch of a new rewards program, Googe Play Points, that will allow you to earn points for everything you do on the Google Play marketplace fro...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Google Plays US Store adds a rewards program with points for purchases, downloads & more
Google Play is incentivizing app usage and more with the launch of a new rewards program, Googe Play Points, that will allow you to earn points for everything you do on the Google Play marketplace, fr...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch The Google News mobile app now supports bilingual users
Google News is going bilingual. The company announced this morning a new feature that will allow users to update their Google News settings to support two languages instead of one, in an effort to bet...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Volterra announces $50M investment to manage apps in hybrid environment
Volterra is an early stage startup that has been quietly working on a comprehensive solution to help companies manage applications in hybrid environments. The company emerged from stealth today with a...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Facebooks new branding distinguishes app from acquisitions
Facebook wants more people to know it owns Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus while still maintaining a distinct identity for its main app. So today Facebook launched a new capitalization and typography ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch TC Sessions: Mobility Returns In 2020
TC Sessions: Mobility is returning for a second year on May 14 in San Jose a day-long event brimming with the best and brightest engineers, policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators, all ...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch TikTok expands its influence to third-party apps with new developer program
TikTok is looking to expand its influence by integrating with popular third-party video creation and editing apps. The company today announced a new TikTok for Developers program which will introduce ...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch TikTok expands its influence to third-party apps with new developer program & SDK
TikTok is looking to expand its influence by integrating with popular third-party video creation and editing apps. The company today announced a new TikTok for Developers program which will introduce ...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Robocorp announces $5.6M seed to bring open source option to RPA
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been a hot commodity in recent years as it helps automate tedious manual workflows inside large organizations. Robocorp, a San Francisco startup, wants to bring op...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Robocorp announces $5.6M seed to bring open-source option to RPA
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been a hot commodity in recent years as it helps automate tedious manual workflows inside large organizations. Robocorp, a San Francisco startup, wants to bring op...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Where tech companies should look to expand
Brutally expensive housing markets, fierce competition over a shrinking talent pool and unbearably long commutes: these are some of the challenges plaguing typical tech hubs like the San Francisco Bay...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Founder of language learning platform Babbel steps down as co-CEO to focus on board role
Babbel, the popular Berlin-based language learning service, today announced that its founder and current co-CEO Markus Witte is stepping down from his CEO role but that he will remain the executive ch...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Apple commits $2.5 billion to address Californias housing crisis and homelessness issues
Apple announced this morning a significant $2.5 billion commitment towards easing the California housing availability and affordability crisis. The investment includes a $1 billion commitment to an af...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch New Yorks ERA invests in esports org Gen.G
Esports are the wild wild West right now. There’s clearly a huge potential for the industry to become incredibly lucrative, but everything from the infrastructure of competition to the overall c...
02:33 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Adobe is bringing Illustrator to the iPad in 2020
Adobe will be bringing another of its desktop-class imaging and graphics apps to the iPad: Illustrator, which is set for a launch win 2020, the company announced today at its annual MAX conference. La...
02:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Boeings Starliner crew spacecraft launch pad abort test is a success
NASA’s commercial crew partner Boeing has achieved a key milestone on the way to actually flying astronauts aboard its CST-100 Starliner: Demonstrating that its launch pad abort system works as ...
02:12 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Adobes Photoshop Camera is an AI-powered photo editor for your phone
  Instagram and Snapchat have changed the way people look at photo editing. What was once a task limited to those with wildly expensive tools and years of training has become accessible to anyone...
02:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Lemonade gets a nastygram from Deutsche Telekom over its use of magenta, says it will fight
Deutsche Telekom is perhaps best known around the world as the telco behind mobile carrier T-Mobile, but today it’s making an appearance in a lesser-known yet also regular role: trademark troll....
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Adobes Premiere Rush can now publish to TikTok
Adobe is launching a slew of updates to its various Creative Cloud video production tools today. For the most part, these are aimed at professionals (or at least YouTubers). Premiere Rush, however, ha...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft launches the first public preview of its Fluid Framework for collaborative editing
One of the most interesting (and confusing) news announcements of Microsoft’s Build developer conference earlier this year was the first public demo of the company’s Fluid Framework. Fluid...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Cortana wants to be your personal executive assistant and read your emails to you, too
Only a few years ago, Microsoft hoped that Cortana could become a viable competitor to the Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri . Over time, as Cortana failed to make a dent in the marketplace (do you eve...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch You can now try Microsofts web-based version of Visual Studio
Earlier this year, at its Build developers conference, Microsoftannouncedthat it was working on a web-based version of its Visual Studio IDE. At the time, Visual Studio Online went into a private prev...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Adobe launches Aero, its AR authoring app
Adobe’s ambitions around augmented reality (AR) are no secret — there’s plenty of potential for building the right design tools for AR developers, after all. At last year’s Max...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft Teams gets Yammer integration, secure private channels, and more
You’re forgiven if you thought Yammer, Microsoft’s proto-Slack, not quite realtime, chat application was dead. But it’s actually still alive (and well) — and still serves a pur...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch You can now ask Excel questions about your data
Microsoft today announced an update to Excel that brings natural language queries to the venerable spreadsheet tool. Available now to Office Insiders, this new feature allows you to talk to Excel like...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft launches Power Virtual Agents, its no-code bot builder
Microsoft today announced the public preview of its Power Virtual Agents tool, a new no-code tool for building chatbots that’s part of the company’s Power Platform, which also includes Mic...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Adobe is bringing real-time collaboration to its XD design tool
It’s Adobe Max this week, Adobe’s annual Creative Cloud event, and like every year, the company is announcing a slew of updates across its products. Sometimes these are only small tweaks a...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft launches managed meeting rooms as a service
Whether you love them or hate them (and you probably hate them), meetings are a fact of corporate life. And how many meetings have you attended that didn’t start on time because of technical dif...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft launches Project Cortex, a knowledge network for your company
At its annual Ignite IT conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft today announced Project Cortex, its first new commercial product since the launch of Teams. The general idea here is to allow employee...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Microsofts Azure Synapse Analytics bridges the gap between data lakes and warehouses
At its annual Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft today announced a major new Azure service for enterprises: Azure Synapse Analytics, which Microsoft describes it as “the next evolu...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Sumo Logic acquires JASK to fill security operations gap
Sumo Logic, a mature security event management startup with a valuation over $1 billion, announced today that it has acquired JASK, a security operations startup that raised almost $40 million. The co...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch You can now use Azure to manage resources anywhere, including on AWS and Google Cloud
With the preview of Azure Arc, Microsoft today announced a major step in the evolution of its hybrid cloud story. Azure Arc takes the work the company has done on projects like Azure Stack, throws in ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Microsofts Chromium-based Edge browser gets new privacy features, will be generally available January 15
Microsoft today announced that its Chromium-based Edge browser will be generally available on January 15 and that the release candidate for Windows and macOS is now available for download (and that it...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Adobes Fresco drawing app is now available on Windows
In September, Adobe launched Fresco, its next-gen drawing and painting app, for the iPad. Today, Fresco is also coming to Windows, starting with Microsoft’s Surface line (starting with the Surfa...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft launched Endpoint Manager to modernize device management
Ever since the days of Windows NT, the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (better known as ConfigMgr) has allowed companies to manage the increasingly large number of devices they issue to ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Microsoft Azure gets into agtech with the preview of FarmBeats
At its annual Ignite event in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft today announced that AzureFarmBeats, a project that until now was mostly a research effort, will be available as a public preview and in the A...
01:44 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch A startup just launched red wine to the International Space Station to age for 12 months
Space-based businesses don’t all have to be about communications or Earth observation European startup Space Cargo Unlimited, for instance, is focused on what operating in a microgravity enviro...
12:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Ebury nabs 350M for foreign exchange and currency services for SMEs, Santander takes 50.1% stake
As the UK continues on its slow march to leave the European Union, a London-based startup that enables companies to work internationally has raised a huge round of funding from a strategic backer to e...
09:17 am GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Final week to score early bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019
Heads up, startuppers. Weve entered the final week of early bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019. Place your procrastination on hold, because the deadline to save as much as 500 comes to an a...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Curve, the over-the-top banking platform, adds support for Samsung Pay
Curve, the London-based over-the-top banking platform, has added support for Samsung Pay in the U.K., making it easy for Samsung smartphone owners to pay using their mobile phone, regardless of who th...
07:30 am GMT - Mon, November 4, 2019
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: Goldman leads $30M Twiga raise, China grows tech influence, Jumia weathers lockup-expiry
Kenyas Twiga Foods raised a total of $30 million in October from lenders and investors led by Goldman Sachs. This adds to the list of African startups the U.S. financial firm has backed, including e-c...
09:24 pm GMT - Sun, November 3, 2019
Techcrunch Max Q: SpaceX and Boeing gear up for commercial crew mission tests
Welcome back to Max Q, our weekly look at what’s happening in space and space startup news. This week was a bit more quiet than usual coming off of the amazingly over-packed International Astron...
08:42 pm GMT - Sun, November 3, 2019
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Netflixs Living with Yourself delivers a surprisingly emotional punchline
The following post contains no major spoilers for “Living With Yourself,” but it does describe the show’s big concept which can be a fun surprise if you manage to watch without lear...
07:53 pm GMT - Sun, November 3, 2019
Techcrunch SpaceX achieves key milestone in safety testing of Crew Dragon spacecraft
SpaceX has managed to run 13 successful parachute tests in a row of the third major revision of the parachute system it’s planning to use for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. The most recent test, wh...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 3, 2019
Techcrunch China Roundup: TikTok stumbles in the US and Huawei shipments continue to surge
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunchs China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. It’s been a very busy las...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 3, 2019
Techcrunch The surprisingly boring road to self-driving cars
At last, it is here! The truly self-driving car, no human behind the wheel! For the public! …A few hundred of them, in a closed beta, in a small corner of sun-drenched (never snow-drenched, almo...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 3, 2019
Techcrunch A network of camgirl sites exposed millions of users and sex workers
A number of popular “camgirl” sites have exposed millions of sex workers and users after the company running the sites left the back-end database unprotected. The sites, run by Barcelona-b...
01:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 3, 2019
Techcrunch Week in Review: DeleteLinkedIn
Hey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into you inbox yet again. Last week, I talked about SoftBank’s big embarrassment and how it could impact venture capital. If you’re reading this on...
07:38 pm GMT - Sat, November 2, 2019
Techcrunch Airbnb to ban party houses in wake of Halloween shooting that left 5 dead
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said Saturday the company will ban “party houses” and take other steps to safeguard hosts and guests after five people died at a Halloween party hosted at Californi...
04:33 pm GMT - Sat, November 2, 2019
Techcrunch Nintendos Ring Fit Adventure is a silly, gentle way to shape up
Nintendo has a long history when it comes to exercise-driven games. I'm dating myself, but I can say I remember playing Track & Field on NES with the Power Pad. How far we've come! Ring Fit Adven...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 2, 2019
Techcrunch Twitters political ads ban is a distraction from the real problem with platforms
Sometimes it feels as if Internet platforms are turning everything upside down, from politics to publishing, culture to commerce, and of course swapping truth for lies. This week’s bizarro rever...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 2, 2019
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: iOS 13 complaints, Q3 trends, App Store ratings bug
Welcome back to This Week in Apps the easiest way to keep up with everything that happened in the world of apps over the past week from the breaking news to the trends and all the other information ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 2, 2019
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Understanding Ubers latest fintech play
In this week's newsletter: Fintech's banner year, subscription rental furniture and Particle's Series C....
10:19 am GMT - Sat, November 2, 2019
Techcrunch Amazon now sells movie tickets in India
Amazon has set its eye on the next business it wants to disrupt in its key overseas market India: online movie tickets. The e-commerce giant said Saturday it has partnered with local online movie tick...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million
Software development companies tackling services for niche industries, like commercial real estate subcontracting, continue to find Los Angeles to be fertile ground for development. The latest company...
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch This startup is making customized sexual harassment training that it says employees wont hate (or forget)
If you work for someone else, you likely know the drill: in comes that annual email reminding you that it’s time for unconscious bias or sexual harassment training, and if you could please finis...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Reaction Engines Mach 5 engine is just the tip of the new aerospace boom
Imagine a hypersonic passenger aircraft that would cut the journey time between London and New York to around two hours. At Mach 5, orfive times the speed of sound, the aircraft wouldcomplete a trip a...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Backed by Will Smith and FabFitFun, OurPlace brings cookware and dinnerware direct to consumers
The husband and wife co-founders behind the direct-to-consumer cookware and dinnerware startup retailer OurPlaceare big believers in the notion that the doorway to inclusive communities opens through ...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Backed by Will Smith and FabFitFun, Our Place brings cookware and dinnerware direct to consumers
The husband and wife co-founders behind the direct-to-consumer cookware and dinnerware startup retailer Our Placeare big believers in the notion that the doorway to inclusive communities opens through...
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Waymos UX challenge is getting people to enjoy the ride
Google has been working on autonomous vehicles one of the biggest challenges in AI for more than a decade, but it’s learning that the hardest part might just be getting people to enjoy the rid...
08:18 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch After signing a big food additive deal, cell-based protein company Geltor is looking for at least $50M
After inking what sources said was a nine-figure deal with the world’s leading supplier of collagen proteins, Gelita, the cell-based collagen maker Geltor is in the market for at least $50 milli...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Can a combined Google/Fitbit take on the Apple Watch?
In January 2014, Google announced plans to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion; the acquisition was completed the following day, but since then, Nest’s integration has been a controlled burn. Initiall...
07:56 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Googles Fitbit purchase could reshape its healthcare ambitions
Google has reached into parent company Alphabet’s $121 billion cash reserves to spend $2.1 billion on Fitbit, a move into the key consumer health market that places them in more direct competiti...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Mario Kart Tour will test real-time multiplayer in December
The mobile version of Nintendo's iconic racing franchise, Mario Kart Tour, will soon support multiplayer races, bringing the game closer to its competitive roots. A limited beta test is planned for De...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Google is buying Fitbit
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...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Cervest raises 3.7M for Earth Science AI platform to predict climate effects
Climate risk, including extreme events and the related pressures our environment, are fundamentally affecting the way businesses and governments operate — both tactically and strategically. Incr...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch MITs self-propelled block robots can now manage basic swarm coordination
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has come up with a clever way for its small cube-like robots, which can move on their own, to communicate and coordinate with one an...
04:27 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Lightspeeds Jeremy Liew is on the hunt for always-on media startups
Perhaps best known for a career-making seed investment in Snapchat, Lightspeed partner Jeremy Liew is a leading investor across media and entertainment, making bets on startups like Cheddar, Giphy, HQ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Google Maps Incognito mode starts rolling out for Android users
  We’ve known for a while now that Google was bringing the “Incognito mode” concept to Maps, allowing you to run searches and find routes without them automatically being tied t...
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Hailing a driverless ride in a Waymo
Waymo, the Google self-driving-project-turned-Alphabet unit, has given demos of its autonomous vehicles before. More than a dozen journalists experienced driverless rides in 2017 on a closed course at...
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch New Relic snags early stage serverless monitoring startup IOpipe
As we move from a world dominated by virtual machines to one of serverless, it changes the nature of monitoring, and vendors like New Relic certainly recognize that. This morning the company announced...
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch New Relic snags early-stage serverless monitoring startup IOpipe
As we move from a world dominated by virtual machines to one of serverless, it changes the nature of monitoring, and vendors like New Relic certainly recognize that. This morning the company announced...
02:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Manage your angel investors, or theyll manage you
It's almost certain that an angel will play a role in your startups journey, but like everything else in a startups life, you need to watch out for potential problems. If you dont manage them properly...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch As sales of smart speakers grow, Soundcheck wants to help make the web more speakable
Slowly but surely, smart speakers are taking over. As Amazon builds Alexa into everything from tiny clocks to microwaves and Google wraps Assistant into just about anything it can, it feels like it...
01:06 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Google is acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion
The rumors are true. A week after word surfaced that Google planned to buy Fitbit, the companies have confirmed the purchase in a blog post authored by Google device SVP, Rick Osterloh. The match coul...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Sam Altmans bet against Slack
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines....
12:33 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch EHang, maker of autonomous flying shuttles, files for $100 million IPO
Chinese autonomous air mobility company EHang has filed with the SEC the paperwork required to go public in the U.S. on the NASDAQ exchange, with a $100 million initial public offering. The company, w...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Apple TV now live, with one year free for new iOS, Apple TV and Mac purchases
Apple has launched its streaming video subscription service, making available a varied and sizeable library of content immediately for subscribers. To access the service, you do need to sign up for a$...
07:55 am GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Get student, nonprofit & govt discounts to Disrupt Berlin 2019
Calling all tech-minded students, nonprofit and government employees this is your moment. Come and join us at Disrupt Berlin 2019 on 11-12 December at a price you can afford because great ideas and ...
07:15 am GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Accusonus raises $3.3M to use AI to help content creators repair the audio in their videos
Accusonus, the Greece and U.S.-based AI company helping content creators improve the audio in their videos, has raised $3.3 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Athens-based Venture Friend...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Forecast raises $5.5M for its AI-powered project management software
Forecast, a Denmark-based startup that has developed “AI-powered” project management software, has raised $5.5 million in new funding. The round is led by Crane Venture Partners, with part...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Altria writes down $4.5 billion from its investment in Juul
Facing increasing scrutiny from international and domestic regulators, the Altria Group has decided to write down its investment into the e-cigarette company JUUL by $4.5 billion. That’s roughly...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Japanese instant-credit provider Paidy raises $143 million from investors including PayPal Ventures
Paidy, a Japanese financial tech startup that provides instant credit to consumers in Japan, announced today that it has raised a total of $143 million in new financing. This includes a $83 million Se...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, November 1, 2019
Techcrunch Japanese instant-credit provider Paidy raises $143 million from investors, including PayPal Ventures
Paidy, a Japanese financial tech startup that provides instant credit to consumers in Japan, announced today that it has raised a total of $143 million in new financing. This includes an $83 million S...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch How you react when your systems fail may define your business
Just around 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time on February 28, 2017, websites like Slack, Business Insider, Quora and other well-known destinations became inaccessible. For millions of people, the internet itself...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch This tactile display lets visually impaired users feel on-screen 3D shapes
Using a computer and modern software can be a chore to begin with for the visually impaired, but fundamentally visual tasks like 3D design are even harder. This Stanford team is working on a way to di...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch 8th Walls new Cloud Editor helps customers quickly build mobile AR experiences
The world of phone-based AR has involved a lot of promises, but the future that’s developed has so far been more iterative and less platform shift-y. For startups exclusively focused on mobile A...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Small satellite startup Kepler opens sign-ups for its IoT developer kits
Kepler Communications, the Toronto-based startup that’s focused on developing and deploying shoebox-sized satellites to provide telecommunications services, is opening up registration for those ...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Facebook sues OnlineNIC for domain name fraud associated with malicious activity
Facebook today announced it has filed suit in California against a domain registrar OnlineNIC and its proxy service ID Shield for registering domain names that pretend to be associated with Facebook, ...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Supercrosss anticipated EV class not ready for primetime in 2020
Motorcycle racing series Supercross isn’t quite ready to add an EV class. The sport where riders race high-performance machines on jump-filled stadium tracks currently fields only gas-powered ...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Sidewalk Labs (Alphabets grand experiment in smart cities) will move forward with Toronto project
In the two years since Sidewalk Labs pitched its vision for a grand smart city development — encompassing an entire neighborhood on the Toronto waterfront — the project has been beset by c...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Twitter is banning political ads
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 - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch The Utah startup scene gets another boost with Album VCs new $75 million fund
Album VC, a Lehi, Utah-based early-stage venture firm that’s been known until now as Peak Ventures, just gathered up $75 million in capital commitments for its third early-stage fund. The develo...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Hackers can steal the contents of Horde webmail inboxes with one click
A security researcher has found several vulnerabilities in the popular open-source Horde web email software that allow hackers to near-invisibly steal the contents of a victim’s inbox. Horde is ...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch With Garmin Autoland, small planes can land themselves if the pilot becomes incapacitated
Here’s a horror scenario for you: you’re flying in a small plane and suddenly the single pilot who knows how to fly passes out. In the movies, somebody would probably talk one of the passe...
04:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Announcing TechCrunchs new commenting system
At the heart of TechCrunch is our community. We want TechCrunch.com to feel like a home base for founders, investors and anyone who comes to us for breaking news and analysis of major tech giants and ...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch The GoPro MAX is the ultimate pocketable travel vlogging camera
GoPro’s first foray into the 360-degree action was the GoPro Fusion, and while it was a strong first offering, the new GoPro MAX ($499) is a very different and much improved immersive action c...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch How I Podcast: Im Listenings Anita Flores
The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. Its a rare medium thats nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hard...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Study claims Disney already has over a million U.S. subscribers, pre-launch
Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, doesn’t launch until mid-November, but it may have already signed up over a million customers in the U.S., according to new data from analytics fir...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Study claims Disney already has over a million US subscribers, pre-launch
Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, doesn’t launch until mid-November, but it may have already signed up more than a million customers in the U.S., according to new data from analytic...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Twitter says government demands for user data continue to rise
Twitter says the number of government demands for user data are at a record high. In its latest transparency report covering the six-months between January and June, the social media giant said it rec...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Omio buys Rome2Rio to build out its global travel aggregator business
Omio (ne GoEuro) has acquired multimodal travel veteran Rome2rio as it works on building out a global travel aggregator business, having taken the decision to zoom out from its home market of Europe e...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch The 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang: a savage, daily-driver muscle car
The Shelby GT500 is a beast on the track. It’s not a surprise. After a day driving around Las Vegas, I found something that surprised me: The GT500 is as comfortable on the road as it is on the ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch The 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang is a savage, daily-driver muscle car
The Shelby GT500 is a beast on the track. It’s not a surprise. After a day driving around Las Vegas, I found something that surprised me: The GT500 is as comfortable on the road as it is on the ...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Learn how to scale your startup globally at Disrupt Berlin
The rise of the internet has given every company the chance to be a global company. But as a founder, growing from your garage to the worldwide markets can be tricky business. That’s why we̵...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch For the first time in two years, the smartphone market shows signs of life
All is not lost for smartphone manufacturers. On the heels of two years of global stagnation, the category is finally showing some signs of life. Much of the bounce back comes as manufacturers are wor...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Singapores Qoo10 acquires Indian online marketplace ShopClues
Qoo10, a Singapore-based e-commerce firm has acquired India’s online marketplace ShopClues in an all-stock deal, the two companies said Thursday. The deal, which per a person familiar with the m...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch What Berlins top VCs want to invest in right now
Berlin rose as one of Europes leading startup hubs over the last decade, featuring unicorns N26, Delivery Hero, HelloFresh, and Auto1 Group. Berlin attracts developers from Eastern Europe and elsewher...
01:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Apple Card users can now finance iPhone purchases for 24 months, interest-free
It’s not quite an “Apple Prime” subscription, but it’s compelling. Apple on Wednesday introduced a new program that will allow Apple Card users to finance their iPhone purchase...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Embers Mug 2 and Travel Mug 2 extend your coffee temperature sweet spot
One of the world’s most static technologies may be the humble mug, but startup Ember decided it was time for a change when they introduced their temperature-controlled smart mug to the market in...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Trulia founder Pete Flint backs real estate startup Modus
Modus raises $12.5 million Series A co-led by NFXs Pete Flint and Niki Pezeshki of Felicis Ventures....
12:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Crunchbase raises $30M more to double down on its ambition to be a LinkedIn for company data
The internet and search engines like Google have made the world our oyster when it comes to sourcing information, but in the world of business, there remains a persistent need for more targeted market...
11:20 am GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Driving license tests just got smarter in India with Microsofts AI project
An American giant may have figured out a way to simplify the tedious procedure of issuing driver’s licenses. And an early sneak peek of this solution is now live in parts of India. Hundreds of p...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Namogoo raises $40M to stop unauthorized ad injections and customer journey hijacking
Namogoo, the Herzliya, Israel-based company that has developed a solution for e-commerce and other online enterprises to prevent “customer journey hijacking,” has raised $40 million in Ser...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Femtech startup Inne takes the wraps off a hormone tracker and $8.8M in funding
Berlin-based femtech startup Inne is coming out of stealth to announce an 8 million (~$8.8M) Series A and give the first glimpse of a hormone-tracking subscription product for fertility-tracking and n...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Fem tech startup Inne takes the wraps off a hormone tracker and $8.8M in funding
Berlin-based fem tech startup Inne is coming out of stealth to announce an 8 million (~$8.8M) Series A and give the first glimpse of a hormone-tracking subscription product for fertility-tracking and ...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Freetrade, the UK challenger stockbroker, completes $15M Series A
Freetrade, the U.K. challenger stockbroker that offers commission-free investing, has closed $15 million in Series A funding. The round includes a $7.5 million investment from Draper Esprit, the U.K. ...
05:35 am GMT - Thu, October 31, 2019
Techcrunch Bosun Tijani talks strategy as CEO of Africas new largest tech hub
With CcHub‘s acquisition of iHub in September, Nigerian Bosun Tijani is at the helm of (arguably) the largest tech network in Africa. He is now CEO of both organizations, including their robust ...