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11:36 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch We must consider secure online voting
We should not be debating whether online voting should exist, but rather asking:What is the most secure way to facilitate electronic voting? ...
10:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Despite pandemic, gaming is well-positioned to withstand recession
Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to a global economic downturn, but the gaming industry is booming. With hundreds of millions of people sequestered in their homes, game usage has spiked...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Airbnb will pay hosts $250 million to help cover cancellations due to COVID-19
Airbnb is committing $250 million to put toward hosts who have been impacted by COVID-19. That means if a guest cancels a reservation for check-in between March 14 and May 31 due to a COVID-19-related...
09:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Medtronic is sharing its portable ventilator design specifications and code for free to all
Healthcare and biomedical engineering company Medtronic, which was in the news recently because Tesla CEO Elon Musk had discussions with the company about the automaker’s potential plans to buil...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Ford, GE Healthcare to produce 50,000 ventilators by July using this tiny companys design
Ford and GE Healthcare have licensed a ventilator design from Airon Corp and plan to produce as many as 50,000 of them at a Michigan factory by July as part of a broader effort to providea critical me...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Local services marketplace Thumbtack lays off 250 employees
Thumbtack CEO Marco Zappacosta announced in a blog post today that the company has laid off 250 employees. Much has been written about the impact that the COVID-19 and the resulting social distancing/...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch WTF is the denominator effect?
The last few weeks have just been dreadful for asset managers. Not only have the markets tanked the past few weeks (if slightly recovered from their lows since the signing of the U.S. stimulus bill), ...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Rebecca Minkoff has some advice for e-commerce companies right now
When Rebecca Minkoff first moved to New York City, the then-18-year-old was making $4.75 an hour. “I just kept working for this designer and someone was telling me what to do every day. I just d...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger preps Auto Status location type sharing
Facebook Messenger could soon automatically tell your closest friends you’re at the gym, driving or in Tokyo. Messenger has been spotted prototyping a ported version of the Instagram close frien...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Niantic is updating Pokmon Go and other titles to support indoor gaming
Niantic, the development company behind popular AR mobile games Pokmon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, isadaptingits titles to support at-home gaming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Typicall...
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon warehouse workers are walking out and Whole Foods workers are striking
Amazon, the e-commerce giant that has fared well financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is facing a bevy of worker strikes. Today, warehouse workers on Staten Island in New York walked off the job in...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Amid concerns that startups could be left out of COVID-19 bailout, investors step up lobbying
The massive bailout package that the U.S. government passed last week to stave off an economic collapse from measures put in place to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic is giving out billion...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Experience Disrupt SF online with the Disrupt Digital Pro Pass
Earlier this month we announced the launch of the Disrupt Digital Pass for TechCrunch’s flagship Disrupt SF event (September 14-16) as a way to help ensure that, no matter what, TechCrunch fans ...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch WeWork sells off social network Meetup to AlleyCorp and other investors
Meetup, the social networking platform designed to connect people in person, is being spun out from shared office space provider WeWork, the company confirmed on Monday. The site is being sold to Alle...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Compete in Startup Battlefield and Launch at Disrupt SF 2020
Early-stage founders: dont miss your chance to follow in the footsteps of tech giants. We know COVID19 has created challenges for startup founders, but fear not. Disrupt SF is still proceeding as sche...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Muzmatch adds a button to video chat with a matchs dad
Muslim matchmaking app Muzmatch is getting (slightly) involved with video: It’s adding a button to enable users to request a video chat with a prospective match’s father. If the user impre...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Alphabets Verily debuts a COVID-19 community testing toolkit as it scales its own testing efforts
While the origins of its coronavirus testing program were muddled by President Trump’s misleading announcements attributing its efforts to Google and inflating its scale, Alphabet’s Verily...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Atlassians Confluence gets a new template gallery
Confluence, Atlassian’s content-centric collaboration tool for teams, is making it easier for new users to get started with the launch of an updated template gallery and 75 new templates. They i...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Indian travel and hotel booking firm Ixigo cuts salary of every employee over coronavirus
Ixigo, a 13-year-old travel and hotel booking service in India, said on Monday it is cutting the salary of its entire staff as the firm grapples with severe disruption in its business due to the coron...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch SMB loans platform Kabbage to furlough a significant number of staff, close office in Bangalore
Another tech unicorn is feeling the pinch of doing business during the coronavirus pandemic. Today, Kabbage, the SoftBank-backed lending startup that uses machine learning to evaluate loan application...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Videoconferencing apps saw a record 62M downloads during one week in March
Work-from-home policies, social distancing and government lockdowns have increased the demand for video conferencing apps, for both business and personal use. According to a new report from App Annie,...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch The US Space Forces Space Fence orbital tracking system is officially operational
The U.S. Space Force is a relatively young arm of the U.S. armed forces, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t already operating assets. The USSF announced late last week that its Space Fence rad...
04:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: FDA clears procedure for N95 mask decontamination
The FDA approves a new procedure that could allow healthcare workers to reuse N95 respirator masks, Microsoft divests from a facial recognition startup and Saudi spies have been taking advantage of a ...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Instacart shoppers say companys response to strike demands is insulting
Over the weekend, Instacart outlined its plans to better support shoppers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For starters, Instacart has begun distributing its own hand sanitizer and disinfecting supplies an...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook commits $100M to support local news orgs hit by COVID-19 crisis
Facebook announced this morning that it will be offering another $100 million worth of support to local newsrooms that are trying to cover the COVID-19 pandemic, while that same pandemic is dealing a ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft Teams is coming to consumers but Skype is here to stay
Microsoft today announced that later this year, it will launch what is essentially a consumer version of Teams, its Slack-like text, audio and video chat application. Teams for your personal life, as ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft Edge is getting smart copy and paste, a password monitor and vertical tabs
Microsoft today announced a ton of new features for its productivity apps, but it also used today’s release to highlight a few new features that are coming to its Chromium-based Edge browser in ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft brings Teams to consumers and launches Microsoft 365 personal and family plans
Microsoft today announced a slew of new products, but at the core of the release is a major change to how the company is marketing its tools and services to consumers. Office 365, which has long been ...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch The second wave of unicorn layoffs is brutal
This morning, let's remind go over what happened in the first wave of recent unicorn layoffs (Zume, Oyo, Uber, etc) and how it compares to what is happening today as ZipRecruiter, Bird and TripActions...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Stratolaunch reveals updated fleet, including two hypersonic aircraft and a space plane
High-altitude launch startup Stratolaunch has gone through some changes, but on Monday, it revealed design details of two hypersonic aircraft, along with a space plane, all designed to take-off from i...
02:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Anoraks Greg Castle on early-stage investing during a crisis
"I think it's part of my job as a VC to remain calm, look at the numbers, look at the data and you know, my beliefs haven't changed for what the future is going to look like."...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Turbo Systems hires former Looker CMO Jen Grant as CEO
Turbo Systems, a three-year old, no-code mobile app startup, announced today it has brought on industry veteran Jen Grant to be CEO. Grant, who was previously vice president of marketing at Box and ch...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Security lapse exposed Republican voter firms internal app code
A voter contact and canvassing company, used exclusively by Republican political campaigns, mistakenly left an unprotected copy of its app’s code on its website for anyone to find. The company, ...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Three funding rounds and a downturn
Good morning friends, and welcome back toTechCrunchs Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. If you missed Friday’s main episode, it was a fun one so take the time if you h...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch FDA grants emergency authorization to system that decontaminates N95 respirator masks for re-use
The global coronavirus pandemic has meant that there’s a widespread effort to develop and advance creative solutions to new problems, like worldwide shortages of necessary front-line medical equ...
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Germanys space agency shifts its 3D printing resources to producing protective medical equipment
DLR, German’s space agency and NASA equivalent, is doing what it can to support the global shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by frontline healthcare workers in their efforts ...
12:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Cell and gene therapy startup ElevateBio raises $170 million
While economic conditions and the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic may not make for the best atmosphere for raising funding, some companies are still announcing round closures with significant mone...
12:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Cell and gene therapy startup ElevateBio raises $170M
While economic conditions and the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic may not make for the best atmosphere for raising funding, some companies are still announcing round closures with significant mone...
11:54 am GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch One.com acquires Hostnet as hosting providers continue consolidation in Europe
The coronavirus pandemic has all but halted a lot of business activity, but today comes news of a deal that underscores how M&A is still happening in some sectors despite (not because of) everythi...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Online tutoring marketplace Preply banks $10M to fuel growth in North America, Europe
Online learning looks likely to be a key beneficiary of the social distancing and quarantine measures that are being applied around the world as countries grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. In turn, ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
Techcrunch Air Doctor scores $7.8M to connect travellers with local doctors
Air Doctor, the health tech startup that connects travellers with local doctors, has raised $7.8 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Kamet Ventures (the AXA-backed venture builder), and T...
10:41 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
Techcrunch The Station: Bird and Lime layoffs, pivots in a COVID-19 era and a $2.2 trillion deal
Hello folks, welcome back (or hi for the first time) to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to the all the ways people and packages move around this world. I’m your host, Kirsten Korosec,...
10:38 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
Techcrunch Saudi spies tracked phones using flaws the FCC failed to fix for years
Lawmakers and security experts have long warned of security flaws in the underbelly of the world’s cell networks. Now a whistleblower says the Saudi government is exploiting those flaws to track...
10:37 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
Techcrunch White House extends social distancing guidelines to April 30
Only a few days after saying that he would like to see the country “opened up and raring to go by Easter” and maybe relax rules for at least some parts of the U.S. sooner than later, Presi...
09:28 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
Techcrunch Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech
Microsoft is pulling out of an investment in an Israeli facial recognition technology developer as part of a broader policy shift to halt any minority investments in facial recognition startups, the c...
05:02 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
Techcrunch Fauci: US can expect more than 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, millions of cases
On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, the leading U.S. authority on the COVID-19 pandemic made some grim predictions about the course of the novel coronavirus as it rages through communities withi...
03:01 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
Techcrunch Elizabeth Warren for President open-sources its 2020 campaign tech
Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren may have ended her 2020 presidential run, but the tech used to drive her campaign will live on. Members of her staff announced they would make public the top apps a...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
Techcrunch Test and trace with Apple and Google
After the shutdown, the testing and tracing. “Trace, test and treat is the mantra … no lockdowns, no roadblocks and no restriction on movement” in South Korea. “To suppress and...
02:08 am GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
Techcrunch Detroit Auto Show canceled in preparation for FEMA to turn venue into field hospital
The North American International Auto Show, which was scheduled for June in Detroit, has been canceled as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and the city prepares to repurpose the TCF Center in...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: A new era for consumer tech
TechCrunch is out hunting for bright spots in the startup world as we all come to grips with the pandemic particularly where checks are actually being written despite everything. D2C is back to the f...
03:20 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the outbreaks impact on social and video apps and more
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. The app industry saw a record 204 bill...
02:08 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Tiger King might be the wildest show on Netflix
Netflix’s “Tiger King” is a docuseries focusing on the man who calls himself Joe Exotic owner of a private park full of tigers and other big cats. We learn in the opening minutes of...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
Techcrunch How Huawei is dividing Western nations
The relationship between the United Kingdom and Australia is not usually a flashpoint in international relations. After all, the two allies share a common language, ancestry, and monarch. So what caus...
03:38 am GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
Techcrunch A new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesnt need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes
There’s a new COVID-19 test from healthcare technology maker Abbott that looks to be the fastest yet in terms of producing results, and that can do so on the spot right at point-of-care, without...
01:07 am GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
Techcrunch As the U.S. shuts down, StockXs business is booming, says its CEO
StockX, the high-flying resale marketplacethat connects buyers and sellers of sneakers, streetwear, handbags and other collectible items who agree on pricing, has seen its fortune rise along with the ...
10:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch John Borthwick & Matt Hartman of betaworks discuss coronavirus adaptation strategies
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hopping on Zoom with betaworks’ John Borthwick and Matt Hartman to discuss the tech world’s adaptation to this new locked-down world, the future of new med...
09:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Rocket startup Skyrora shifts production to hand sanitizer and face masks for coronavirus response
One of the newer companies attempting to join the rarified group of private space launch startups actually flying payloads to orbit has redirected its entire UK-based manufacturing capacity towards CO...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Duke University uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide to clean N95 face masks for reuse
With shortages of N95 face masks persisting nationwide, healthcare facilities are scrambling to find ways to clean and treat the masks for reuse to protect doctors and nurses most at risk of exposure ...
09:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Attract, engage and retain employees in the new remote-work era
Having the right technology in place to sustain work-from-home practices is more important now than ever before....
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Trump orders GM to start ventilator production for COVID-19 amid contract dispute
President Donald Trump signed Friday a presidential directive ordering GM to produce ventilators and to prioritize federal contracts, just hours after the automaker announced plans to manufacture the ...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Weve come full rectangle: Polaroid is reborn out of The Impossible Project
More than a decade after announcing that it would keep Polaroid's abandoned instant film alive, The Impossible Project has done the... improbable: It has officially become the brand it set out to save...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Attorney Sophie Alcorn answers readers immigration questions
We had a great time hosting noted immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn on a live conference call with Extra Crunch members earlier this week. Sophie writes our Dear Sophie column, where she answers ques...
08:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch The FDA just okayed multiple 15-minute blood tests to screen for coronavirus, but there are caveats
On Thursday, the FDA amended their emergency policy around diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Following on a change made March 16, the agency opened the doo...
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch It looks like Brandon Middaugh is heading up the $1B Microsoft climate fund
Earlier this year, Microsoft made waves in the corporate community by coming out with one of the most ambitious and wide-ranging strategies to reduce carbon emissions from the company’s operatio...
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch When is it time to stop fundraising?
There are times when, no matter how hard you try, youre just not going to be able to close a deal....
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Now might be the perfect time to rethink your fundraising approach
While there has been a drop in interest so far, there is still a lot of activity and VCs seem to still be reading pitch decks....
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX to deliver cargo to NASAs lunar Gateway station using a new Dragon XL spacecraft
NASA has tapped SpaceX as the first provider of space-based logistics to deliver experiment materials, cargo and supplies to its lunar Gateway, the agency announced on Friday. This means SpaceX will b...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Clearsteps chatbot offers in-depth COVID-19 screening
We look at an in-depth screener app for COVID-19, U.S. stocks take another tumble and Apple extends its free trial for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 27, 2020. S...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Bird lays off about 30% of workforce amid COVID-19 pandemic
Bird is the latest startup hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Bird laid off about 30% of its employees amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, TechCrunch has learned. “The unprecedente...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Google sets aside $800M in ads and cash to help in COVID-19 fight
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Friday that his company would be donating more than $800 million in ad credits and cash to help government orgs and small businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis. ...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Google sets aside $800M in ads and loans to help in COVID-19 fight
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Friday that his company would be donating more than $800 million in ad credits and loans to help government orgs and small businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis....
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch NYU makes face shield design for healthcare workers that can be built in under a minute available to all
New York University is among the many academic, private and public institutions doing what it can to address the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) among healthcare workers across the world....
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Instacart shoppers are planning a nationwide strike to demand better safety protections and pay amid COVID-19
Instacart shoppers, led by the folks over at Gig Workers Collective, are planning a nationwide strike in protest of the company’s practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice first reported. Shopp...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch House passes historic $2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue bill
A massive bipartisan effort to provide relief to a U.S. economy on ice just leapt over its last major hurdle. On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a historic stimulus package known as the Co...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch OneWeb to file for bankruptcy as effort to secure funding, including from investor SoftBank, falls through
Broadband constellation satellite operator OneWeb will file for bankruptcy protection in the U.S., likely some time Friday, after attempts to secure new funding, including from existing investor SoftB...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Extra Crunch members get 20% off premium plans from calendar app Woven
Extra Crunch is excited to announce a new community perk from cross-platform calendar tool, Woven. Starting today, annual and two-year members of Extra Crunch can receive 20% off premium plans from Wo...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Zyl resurfaces old photos to create collaborative stories
French startup Zyl has released a major update of its mobile app for iOS and Android. The app is all about finding long-forgotten memories of important life events in your photo library. Zyl scans you...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Apple launches COVID-19 screening website
Big tech companies are looking to ensure that people have easy access to key information on COVID-19. Today, Apple launched its own coronavirus screening site (apple.com/covid19) developed alongside t...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Telco metadata grab is for modelling COVID-19 spread, not tracking citizens, says EC
As part of its response to the public health emergency triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has been leaning on Europe’s telcos to share aggregate location data on their u...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla to reduce on-site staff at Nevada gigafactory by 75%
Tesla is reducing number of on-site workers at its Nevada gigafactory by 75% in response to the growing spread of COVID-19, according to an update from Storey County, where the massive plant is locate...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Los Angeles-based Ficto launches its Quibi competitor with Niantic as a content partner
Consumers now have their first chance to sample the wares of a short-form streaming service — and it’s not Quibi. Ficto, a streaming service without a paywall offering interactive dramas, ...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch UK tech industry forms Code4COVID.org to fight the Coronavirus crisis
A coalition of grassroots UK tech initiatives has come together to co-ordinate the key groups of tech industry people supporting the UKs response to the Coronavirus. COVID19 Tech Response (CTR) aims t...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Yelp pauses GoFundMe Covid-19 fundraising after opt-out outcry
A fundraising program that Yelp and GoFundMe put in place this weekto help local businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic has been paused after public outcry over how it was rolled out — spe...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Not all entrepreneurs are 30-year-old guys
There is a serious flaw in how businesses are funded, and it's the same discussion we had twenty and thirty years ago about who was at the table in managing businesses....
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Limes valuation, variable costs and diverging categories of on-demand companies
We're wrapping the week with Lime, scooters and the divergence between Uber and Lyft and their two-wheeled rivals....
01:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks fall sharply Friday morning as the mid-week recovery falls short
The major American stock market indices are down sharply this morning at the open, with stocks falling after a multi-day rally helped shave some losses off their calendar-year results. So far, 2020 ha...
01:16 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Social Bluebook was hacked, exposing 217,000 influencers accounts
A social media platform used to match advertisers with thousands of influencers has been hacked. Social Bluebook, a Los Angeles-based company, allows advertisers to pay social media “influencers...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch NASA still tracking towards mid-to-late May SpaceX crew launch despite parachute mishap
NASA provided an official update about the status of its Commercial Crew program, the project it’s working on with partners SpaceX and Boeing to return astronaut launch capabilities to American ...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Stripe goes Fast for $20M, D2C tips and tricks and whats happening to tech internships?
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The three of us were back today — Natasha, Danny and Alex — ...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Wheels is deploying e-bikes with self-cleaning handlebars and brake levers
Wheels, which recently paused its shared bike service to limit the spread of COVID-19,is making its pedal-less e-bikes available for gig workers, restaurants, non-profits or any other people who do th...
12:50 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Clearsteps COVID-19 chat-based screener goes in-depth to preserve healthcare resources
There are a growing number of symptom checker and screening tools that you can use at home if you suspect you might have contracted the new coronavirus that is causing the global COVID-19 pandemic. Mo...
10:37 am GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch How child care startups in the U.S. are helping families cope with the COVID-19 crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of billions of people around the world. For many parents with young children in the United States, shelter in place orders implemented in different areas ov...
09:54 am GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Streaming service Hooq files for liquidation
On-demand video streaming service Hooq said on Friday it has filed for liquidation after it failed to grow rapidly and cover its increasing operating costs. Hooq Digital, a joint venture between Singa...
08:08 am GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Notarize to add 1,000 online notaries to address demand for remote transactions
Notarize, the platform that enables digital notarizations, announced that it is adding 1,000 notaries to address demand as more Americans are ordered to shelter in place because of the COVID-19 pandem...
05:59 am GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian on how to survive these crazy days (and what to learn from them)
Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian founded Initialized Capital roughly nine years ago and they’ve closed four funds since, including most recently in late 2018. That $225 million vehicle is roughly tw...
03:14 am GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
Techcrunch EPA relaxes enforcement of environmental laws during the COVID-19 outbreak
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday that it is temporarily relaxing enforcement of environmental regulations and fines during the COVID-19 outbreak. The ̶...
11:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Smart telescope startups vie to fix astronomys satellite challenge
Smart telescopes and shutter units will save observatories time and money by protecting images that are incredibly complicated to generate....
11:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Apple extends free trials for its pro creative apps
Apple announced today that they are temporarily extending the free trials on Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X from 30 days to 90 days, giving potential customers stuck at home a longer window of time t...
11:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch TuSimple partners with supplier ZF to mass produce self-driving truck tech
Self-driving truck startup TuSimple is partnering with automotive supplier ZF to develop and produce autonomous vehicle technology such as sensors on a commercial scale. The partnership, slated to beg...
10:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Coronavirus pushes [email protected] crowdsourced molecular science to exaflop levels
The long-running [email protected] program to crowdsource the enormously complex task of solving molecular interactions has hit a major milestone as thousands of new users sign up to put their computers to...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch US now has the worlds most coronavirus cases
On Thursday, the United States crossed an unfortunate milestone in the global fight against the novel coronavirus: leading the world in confirmed cases. By Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. PT, the U.S...
10:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Inside Udaans push to digitize Indias B2B retail market
During a recent visit, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella reiterated his companys commitment to India and revealed a new fund to help SaaS startups in the country. And then Nadella and Anant Mahe...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch A Norwegian school quit Zoom after a naked man guessed the meeting link
A school in Norway has stopped using Zoom, the popular video conferencing service, after a naked man apparently “guessed” the link to a video lesson. According to Norwegian state broadcast...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch A Norwegian school quit using video calls after a naked man guessed the meeting link
A school in Norway has stopped using popular video conferencing service Whereby after a naked man apparently “guessed” the link to a video lesson. According to Norwegian state broadcaster ...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks shoot upward as Phase Three stimulus passes Senate and unemployment skyrockets
Stocks soared on Thursday even as the U.S. reported its worst unemployment numbers in 50 years of tracking data. The pain felt on main street was offset for investors by the federal government opening...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Report: WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage due to COVID-19 pandemic
Social media usage has grown as a result of the COVID-19 crisis as more users go online to stay connected with family, friends, and colleagues. Now, new data from insights and consulting firm Kantar r...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Prisma Health develops FDA-authorized 3D-printed device that lets a single ventilator treat four patients
The impending shortage of ventilators for U.S. hospitals is likely already a crisis, but will become even more dire as the number of patients with COVID-19 that are suffering from severe symptoms and ...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook launches Community Hub for Messenger users to fight coronavirus rumors
Facebook today unveiled Coronavirus Community Hubon Messenger that offers tips, authoritative information and other resources to help people stay connected and informed about the coronavirus outbreak,...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch ULA successfully launches first US Space Force payload
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed its 134th successful launch, continuing its perfect track record with a mission today for the U.S. Space Force. This is the first-ever dedicated mission ...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Canceled conferences will force startups to focus on scalable lead generation
Forcing founders to wean themselves off conferences and events as a "go-to" business development tactic might not be a bad thing in the long run....
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook appoints Treasurys Kimmitt as lead independent board director
Facebook has filled the lead independent board director role with former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Robert M. Kimmitt. His job will be to serve as the go-between c...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Cyber insurer Chubb had data stolen in Maze ransomware attack
Chubb, a major cybersecurity insurance provider for businesses hit by data breaches, has itself become a target of a data breach. The insurance giant told TechCrunch it was investigating a “secu...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Major automakers Toyota, Honda, FCA extend factory closures
Toyota, Honda and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will not reopen North American factories at the end of the month as planned, as the COVID-19 disease spreads and dampens demand for new cars, trucks and SUV...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Private tech companies mobilize to address shortages for medical supplies, masks and sanitizer
Startups across the nation and around the world are looking for ways to relieve shortages of much-needed personal protective equipment and sanitizers used to halt the spread of COVID-19. While some of...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Over 30K creators joined Patreon this month, as COVID-19 outbreak spreads
Creative professionals whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are flocking to membership platform Patreon in record numbers, the company claims. During the first three weeks of ...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch TechCrunchs favorite companies from 500 Startups latest demo day
Today 500 Startups hosted a virtual demo day for its 26th batch of startups, a group of companies that TechCrunch covered back in February. 500 is not the only accelerator that moved its traditional i...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Leading VCs discuss how COVID-19 is impacting real estate & proptech
Several months ago, we surveyed more than 20 leading real estate VCs to learn about what was exciting them most in the real estate tech sector and hear their opinions on proptech trends like co-workin...
05:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla email reveals two employees have tested positive for COVID-19
Two Tesla employees, who had been working at home for nearly two weeks, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal email sent Thursday morning by the company’s head of environme...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch AI and big data wont work miracles in the fight against coronavirus
To someone with a hammer, every problem looks like a nail and as expected, the tech sector is hard at work hammering every nail it can find. But the analytical prowess of the modern data ecosystem is...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Tech giants should let startups defer cloud payments
Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are the landlords. Amidst the Coronavirus economic crisis, startups need a break from paying rent. Theyre in a cash crunch. Revenue has stopped flowing in, capital market...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch After a brief pause, Google restarts Chrome and Chrome OS releases
It was only a week ago that Google said it would hit pause on Chrome and Chrome OS releases “due to adjusted work schedules” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, however, the company ...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Its still easy to find coronavirus mask ads on Facebook
Ads for face masks are still appearing on Facebook, Instagram and Google, according to a review of the platforms carried out by the Tech Transparency Project (TTP). This despite pledges by the platfor...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Airbnb offers housing for healthcare workers
Airbnb says it will subsidize housing for 100,000 workers at the front lines of COVID-19 care, Groupon gets a new CEO and Stripe invests in a universal checkout startup. Here’s your Daily Crunch...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Gig workers could get unemployment benefits under $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill
The Senate’s historic $2 trillion stimulus package will make history in one more way: by providing some financial assistance to gig workers. Late last night, the Senate passed a $2 trillion stim...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Duolingos new app teaches children how to read and write
Until now, Duolingo‘s focus was always squarely on teaching languages, but today, the company launched Duolingo ABC, a free English literacy app for children ages 3 to 6. Originally, the company...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch 500 Startups moves to rolling admissions instead of cohorts
500 Startups is scrapping its cohort model for accelerating companies and moving to a rolling admissions process, the accelerator said during its latest demo day. One of the progenitors of the acceler...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Salesforces Benioff pledges no significant layoffs for 90 days
In a Twitter thread on Tuesday, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff outlined an eight-step plan to keep people safe and find treatments and a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, all while working to find a way to...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Dyson and Gtech answer UK call for ventilator design and production to support COVID-19 response
Companies around the world are shifting production lines and business models to address the needs of governments and healthcare agencies in their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Two companies ...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Target pauses plans for grocery pickup amid COVID-19 outbreak
Target is pausing its plans to offer curbside pick-up of groceries and alcoholic beverages, citing the COVID-19 outbreak as the key factor in its decision to delay the launch. Although groceries via O...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft acquires 5G specialist Affirmed Networks
Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Affirmed Networks, a company that specializes in fully virtualized, cloud-native networking solutions for telecom operators. With its focus on 5G and edg...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Jupe is a new startup aiming to address hospital room shortfalls with modular, mobile space
We’re already entering into a healthcare crisis due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and creative solutions to address shortfalls in supplies, protective equipment and more are being develope...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Medical and military contractor Kimchuk hit by data-stealing ransomware
Kimchuk, a medical and military electronics maker, has been hit by data-stealing ransomware, TechCrunch has learned. The Danbury, Conn.-based manufacturer, which builds electronics for medical equipme...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Kaizo raises $3M for its AI-based tools to improve customer service support teams
CRM has for years been primarily a story of software to manage customer contacts, data to help agents do their jobs, and tools to manage incoming requests and outreach strategies. Now to add to that w...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Leafly lays off 91 employees with funding on pause
Cannabis giant Leafly cut 91 staffers this week in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The company said in a released statement that the workforce reduction allows the company to be financially self...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Frontiers launches a portal to help connect coronavirus and COVID-19 research with funding
Open science platform and publisher Frontiers wants to make sure that efforts by researchers to pursue science-based solutions to the global coronavirus pandemic, and learn more about the virus and th...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Yaguara nabs $7.2M seed to help e-commerce companies understand customers better
Yaguara, a Denver-based startup that wants to help e-commerce companies understand their customers better to deliver more meaningful experiences, announced a $7.2 million seed investment today. The ro...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Airbnb to provide free or subsidized housing for 100,000 COVID-19 healthcare workers
The hospitality and travel industry may be reeling, but Airbnb is still doing what it can to support the global effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus causing a worldwide pandemic. The company ...
02:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Slacks slowing growth turns around as remote work booms
The demand for remote friendly services is probably bigger than we thought....
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch News-reading app Flipboard expands local coverage, including coronavirus updates, to 12 more U.S. metros
Earlier this year, personalized news aggregation app Flipboard expanded into local news. The feature brought local news, sports, real estate, weather, transportation news and more to 23 cities across ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch News-reading app Flipboard expands local coverage, including coronavirus updates, to 12 more US metros
Earlier this year, personalized news aggregation app Flipboard expanded into local news. The feature brought local news, sports, real estate, weather, transportation news and more to 23 cities across ...
01:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Huawei announces the P40 and tries to stay relevant without Google
Huawei has unveiled new flagship phones today, the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+. These are beautiful phones with great specs. But it would only take you a few minutes to realize that theres something odd...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Meet the European startups that pitched at EFs 13th (and first virtual) Demo Day
Entrepreneur First (EF), the the London-headquartered company builder and talent first investor, unveiled its latest cohort of “deep tech” companies in a first virtual Demo Day, amid the n...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch SendBird adds voice and video to popular chat API
SendBird has built a highly successful business with a chat API, but the company never intended to stop there, and today it announced it was adding voice and video capabilities to its communications p...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Watch ULAs first dedicated rocket launch for the U.S. Space Force live
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has a mission today, launching a specialized secure communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force. That’s the new space-focused arm of the U.S. military that...
12:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Delivery Hero urges users to go cashless, no contact for food deliveries
Delivery Hero has switched to cash-less, non-contact for deliveries in areas it defines as “high risk” for the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to reduce personal contact between couri...
12:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch DataGuard, which provides GDPR and privacy compliance-as-a-service, raises $20M
Watchdogs have started to raise the issue that new working practices and online activity necessitated by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic are creating new sets of privacy, security and data prot...
11:49 am GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Meri Williams steps down as CTO of UK challenger bank Monzo
Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank that now counts over 4 million account holders, has lost its CTO, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, Meri Williams, who joined the fast-growing fint...
11:01 am GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Indias MX Player expands to US, UK and other markets in international push
MX Player, the on-demand video streaming service owned by Indias conglomerate Times Internet, is expanding to more than half a dozen new international markets including the U.S. and the UK to supply m...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Stripe leads $20M Series A into Fast, which is building a universal checkout service for e-commerce
Early this morning, Fast, a startup building platform-agnostic login and checkout services, announced that Stripe has led a $20 million investment into its business. Prior investors Index Ventures and...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Zindi taps 12,000 African data scientists for solutions to COVID-19
Since its inception, Cape Town based crowdsolving startup Zindi has been building a database of data scientists across Africa. It now has 12,000 registered on its its platform that uses AI and machine...
04:41 am GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla CEO Elon Musk: New York gigafactory will reopen for ventilator production
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company’s factory in Buffalo, New York will open “as soon as humanly possible” to produce ventilators that are in short supply due to the ...
02:28 am GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch Netflix is currently down for many users around the world
Netflix is currently experiencing outages around the world, but affecting mostly users in the United States and Europe. According to Down Detector, users began reporting issues around 12PM Eastern Sta...
12:14 am GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
Techcrunch 3D-printing company Formlabs expects its swabs to receive FDA exemption
Formlabs, the privately held, Massachusetts-based 3D-printing company, will soon receive an exemption from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its swab designed for use in COVID-19 test kits, Te...
11:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Plastiq raises $75M to help small businesses use credit cards more
When Eliot Buchanan tried to use his credit card to pay his Harvard tuition bill, the payment was rejected because the university said it doesnt accept credit. Realizing the same problem exists for th...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch The future of collectibles is digital
Digital collectibles have taken a foothold and are well on their way to increase their presence in our daily lives...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Groupon axes CEO and COO as company looks to mount a recovery during a crisis
While plenty of tech stocks have seen their market caps dive in the past month, Groupon has taken a harder hit than most. The company’s share price has dropped more than 70% in the past five wee...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch People who mostly get news from social networks have some COVID-19 misconceptions
A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows a COVID-19 information divide between people who mostly get their news from social networks and those who rely on more traditional news sources....
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch How one company is fast-tracking development of potential plasma-based treatments for the coronavirus
Medical biotech company Emergent BioSolutions is one of the many health industry players turning its efforts toward addressing the current global coronavirus pandemic. Their work includes a two-pronge...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Hulus Little Fires Everywhere is agonizing in all the right ways
“Little Fires Everywhere,” a new miniseries on Hulu, can be hard to watch. Based on Celeste Ng’s novel of the same name, it takes place in the planned community of Shaker Heights dur...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch 88 out of top 200 U.S. cities have seen internet speeds decline this past week, 3 cities by more than 40%
The impacts of telecommuting, shelter-in-place laws, and home quarantines resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak are starting to impact broadband speeds across a number of U.S. cities, a new report has ...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch 88 out of top 200 US cities have seen internet speeds decline this past week, 3 cities by more than 40%
The impacts of telecommuting, shelter-in-place laws and home quarantines resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak are starting to impact broadband speeds across a number of U.S. cities, a new report has f...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Monday.com surpassed $130M ARR before the remote-work boom
As efforts to flatten the spread of COVID-19 pushes employees from their offices, remote work is undergoing a surge in popularity. Well-known remote-work friendly companies like Zoom have seen a rise ...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Helm.ai raises $13M on its unsupervised learning approach to driverless car AI
Four years ago, mathematician Vlad Voroninski saw an opportunity to remove some of the bottlenecks in the development of autonomous vehicle technology thanks to breakthroughs in deep learning. Now, He...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Why key performance indicators are crucial amidst a (public health) crisis
Day after day, the burden of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 mounts further. As of this writing, nearly 400,000 patients worldwide were confirmed for the disease, including over 46,000 cases spanning ev...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Study behind updated FDA guidance shows self-swab tests are as effective as those done by clinicians
Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would be updating its guidance to allow self-swab tests for COVID-19, in which a patient collects a sample for their ow...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Declining ad rates may signal a reset for startup SEM strategies
With limited prospects for growth, one of the iron laws of economic downturns is that advertising is among the first budgets to be cut. Advertising revenues have already cratered at many alt-weekly ne...
07:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Join betaworks John Borthwick and Matt Hartman on a live WFH conference call tomorrow at 3pm EDT
The world is changing fast. With the spread of coronavirus keeping folks in their homes, there’s no time like the present to connect with people online. Tomorrow at 3pm EDT, betaworks’ Joh...
07:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Techs coveted internships are getting canceled due to COVID-19
Victoria Stafford, a third-year student at UC Berkeley, was set to begin working at Yelp in June as a sales intern — the only internship she applied to. And then it was canceled because of the C...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Shaken market players wont find buyers on the secondary market yet
Seasoned secondary players were expecting it. As the markets began to plummet in recent weeks, shareholders who’d turned down earlier offers to buy this or that holding were suddenly curious to ...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Market players wont find buyers on the secondary market yet
Seasoned secondary players were expecting it. As the markets began to plummet in recent weeks, shareholders who’d turned down earlier offers to buy this or that holding were suddenly curious to ...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Apple will donate 10M face masks to healthcare workers
By way of a working from home Twitter message, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company has sourced and will be donating 10 million face masks. The number is sizable increase over the two million...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch United Airlines will now cut its domestic flights by 52%
United Airlines, which had already announced drastic cuts to its domestic and international schedule, today announced even deeper cuts. While the carrier was originally planning to cut 42 percent of i...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch SF survey addresses gig workers concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic
With the novel coronavirus pandemic posing an ongoing threat to people’s health, especially the health of essential workers, San Francisco is conducting a survey to learn more about the issues g...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter pulls The Federalists dangerous pox coronavirus tweet
A tweet by conservative online magazine The Federalist, which suggested people should deliberately infect themselves with the coronavirus strain COVID-19, has been pulled after it “violated̶...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Prototype thrusters designed for use on the Moon undergo key hot-fire testing
NASA’s renewed efforts to return to the Moon may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but work still proceeds on a number of projects related to the effort, including a series of hot-fire test ...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Tencent launches $100M fund to fight COVID-19
Tencent this week announced the launch of the Global Anti-Pandemic Fund, a $100 million effort designed to help curb the devastating spread of COVID-19. The news follows the launch of $100 million fun...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Coinbase Wallet lets you earn interest with deeper DeFi integration
Coinbases mobile wallet app Coinbase Wallet puts you in control of your crypto assets. The app already lets you access decentralized crypto apps (dapps) using a dapp browser. But Coinbase is going one...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Qatar Airways adds 10K seats while other airlines draw down their schedules
While most domestic and international airlines are cutting thousands of flights from their schedules due to the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, Qatar Airways is taking another route. The airline is ...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch France launches marketplace to manage essential products against COVID-19
French startup Mirakl usually works with e-commerce websites in order to help them build out a marketplace with third-party sellers. This time, the company has developed a marketplace called StopCOVID...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Babbel makes its language learning app free for all US students
Babbel, the Berlin-based paid language learning app, today announced that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is making its service available for free to all K-12 and college students until the end...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch What weve learned from building 40,000 links for clients
The industry has evolved for a variety of reasons, including Googles algorithm updates and the state of digital media. Weve had to change along with them....
04:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Senate and White House reach stimulus deal
A $2 trillion stimulus package is moving forward in the United States, Google Podcasts comes to iOS and ClassPass offers livestreamed fitness classes. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 25, 2020...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Y Combinator is fast-tracking investments in startups tackling COVID-19
Y Combinator wants to bring more startups through its accelerator that can help with the COVID-19 crisis and the firm is looking to speed the pace of its application process so it can put money behind...
04:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Longtime LP Chris Douvos shares how COVID-19 could shake up venture industry
Chris Douvos runs a fund of funds called Ahoy Capital that manages assets on behalf of numerous nonprofit institutions, endowments and foundations throughout the U.S. Outfits that want exposure to sta...
04:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Online marketplace OfferUp raises $120M, acquires top competitor letgo
OfferUp, a top online and mobile marketplace app, announced this morning it’s raising $120 million in a new round of funding led by competing marketplace letgo’s majority investor, OLX Gro...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Self-reporting app for COVID-19 symptoms for UK research sees 650K downloads in 24 hours
One of the big challenges (among many) with the coronavirus pandemic is that overwhelmed health services do not always know how best to deploy the limited resources they have to meet the demand of peo...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch New York State seeks tech talent for its COVID-19 technology SWAT team
New York State is ramping up efforts to combat the growing coronavirus pandemic, including appeals to all industries for help in the form of much-needed medical equipment for healthcare workers. It...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Sequoia-backed Houzz scraps plan to create home goods in-house
Houzz, the home decorating startup backed by Sequoia Capital, has scrapped a plan that would have seen the company design and sell its own houseware. The plan, a pilot program called Private Label, wa...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch African turns to mobile payments as a tool to curb COVID-19
Africa is using digital finance as a means to stem the spread of COVID-19. Governments and startups on the continent are implementing measures to shift a greater volume of payment transactions toward ...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Africa turns to mobile payments as a tool to curb COVID-19
Africa is using digital finance as a means to stem the spread of COVID-19. Governments and startups on the continent are implementing measures to shift a greater volume of payment transactions toward ...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Spotinst rebrands as Spot and announces new cloud spend dashboard
Spotinst, the startup that helps companies find lower cost spot instances in the cloud, announced today that it was rebranding as Spot. It also announced a brand new cloud usage dashboard to help comp...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch UK turns to WhatsApp to share coronavirus information
Three years ago, the U.K. government chastised WhatsApp for enabling end-to-end encryption by default. Today, it’s relying on the encrypted messaging app as a vital service for sharing informati...
03:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch IBM and The Weather Channel launch detailed local COVID-19 maps and data tracking
There are already a number of resources available for mapping the spread of confirmed COVID-19 cases both in the U.S. and globally, but IBM and its subsidiary The Weather Company have launched new too...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch UKs National Health Service launches 500,000 COVID-19 tech competition
The innovation arm of the UKs National Health Service, NHSx has launched a 500,000 funding competition for innovators and startups who can find digital ways to support people in need during the Corona...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Oxford Uni academics launch a tracker for COVID-19 policy interventions
Oxford University academics have launched a project to track government responses to the coronavirus pandemic. The tool, called the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT), tracks 11 indi...
03:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Spotify adds fundraising features and a COVID-19 news hub to address the health crisis
Spotify this morning announced a series of new initiatives to address the COVID-19 health crisis across its platform. The company is launching a financial relief effort for those in the creative commu...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Mammoth Media launches CatchUp, an app that summarizes the latest news and trending content
A new app called CatchUp might be useful for anyone who’s struggling to keep up with the latest headlines, podcasts and Netflix shows. CatchUp is the latest offering from Mammoth Media, the star...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Public optimism doesnt convert to checks, founders report
VCs love to tweet that they are still writing checks, and in some cases, it's even true. But there are those who are noting a considerable slowdown in the background. ...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon issues COVID-19 guidelines, as cases are reported in multiple US fulfillment centers
For many across the world, online retail services like Amazon have become a lifeline, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces self- and government-imposed isolation. Warehouse employees and gig workers have b...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Financial markets may be sliding globally, but interest in stock trading apps soars
The stock markets are having a very rough month, but interest in stock trading apps is skyrocketing, according to data from industry trackers and companies themselves. Across the board from speculati...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch SecondNature raises $16.4M for healthy home subscription products like air and water filters
After a confusing trip to the store to purchase an air filter back in 2012, two N.C. State University students, Thad Tarkington and Kevin Barry, came up with the idea to make this routine home mainten...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch UK researchers develop new low-cost, rapid COVID-19 test that could even be used at home
A new type of test developed by UK researchers from the Brunel University London, Lancaster University and the University of Surrey can provide COVID-19 detection in as little as 30 minutes, using han...
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Battery analytics software startup Twaice raises 11M Series A led by Creandum
Twaice, the Munich-based startup that has built analytics software to help with battery management in electric vehicles and other devices, has raised 11 million in Series A funding. Leading the round ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Humio announces $20M Series B to advance unlimited logging tool
Humio, a startup that has built a modern unlimited logging solution, announced a $20 million Series B investment today. Dell Technologies Capital led the round with participation from previous investo...
01:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch ClassPass now offers live streamed workouts for those house-bound by coronavirus
ClassPass, the fitness platform that connects gym-goers with the right studio/fitness class, has today announced that it’s dusting off its shuttered video product in the wake of the coronavirus ...
01:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch New crowdsourced COVID-19 symptom map could build a more complete pandemic picture
A new initiative by the Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School could provide a new kind of signal for those studying the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the U.S. The ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Espressive lands $30M Series B to build better help chatbots
Espressive, a four-year-old startup from former ServiceNow employees, is working to build a better chatbot to reduce calls to company help desks. Today, the company announced a $30 million Series B in...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Google Podcasts is finally available on iOS
Just in time for our collective house arrests, Google has unveiled a redesigned version of Podcasts. The revamped version of the app is centered around discovery, broken up into three primary tabs. Th...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch New study casts doubt on hyrdoxychloroquines effectiveness in treating coronavirus
In a prime example of why President Trump shouldn’t be endorsing any unproven potential treatments for the novel coronavirus behind the current global pandemic, a new small-scale study by resear...
11:10 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch TripActions reportedly lays off hundreds amid COVID-19 travel freeze
The coronavirus demand crunch has taken another bite: Palo Alto-based corporate travel-focused unicorn, TripActions, reportedly laid off hundreds of staff yesterday. Per this post on Blind — wri...
10:30 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Kry launches free service for doctors to do video consultations during COVID-19 crisis
Swedish telehealth startup Kry has launched a tool for healthcare professionals to conduct remote consultations during the coronavirus pandemic. Calls for EU citizens to self isolate to reduce the spr...
10:28 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch France announces $4.3 billion plan to support startups
Frances Ministry of State for Digital Affairs Cdric O and public investment bank Bpifrance announced a comprehensive support plan for startups this morning. Some French startups are going to face reve...
10:28 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch France announces $4.3B plan to support startups
Frances Ministry of State for Digital Affairs Cdric O and public investment bank Bpifrance announced a comprehensive support plan for startups this morning. Some French startups are going to face reve...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch New coronavirus research suggests vaccines developed to treat it could be long-lasting
A new study from Italian researchers suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic currently causing a global health crisis, is relatively slow to mutate meani...
06:54 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Senate, White House reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package to lessen COVID-19s economic impact
After five days of negotiations, Senate leaders and the Trump administration the White House said early Wednesday morning that Senate leaders and the Trump administration have reached a deal on a $2 t...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Fox Sports to broadcast the full season of NASCARs virtual race series
Esports racing, helped by record-setting viewership, is hitting the big time. Fox Sports said Tuesday it will broadcast the rest of the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series, following Sunday’...
01:04 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Rocket Lab postpones next mission due to coronavirus pandemic
Rocket Lab is the latest new space company to feel the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic: The small satellite launcher announced on Tuesday that it would be suspending its next launch, a missi...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
Techcrunch Second Life-maker calls it quits on their VR follow-up
The game developer behind Second Life has abandoned its grand efforts for a virtual reality follow-up to its early 2000s hit. SF-based Linden Lab announced today that they’ve sold off assets rel...
11:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Wefunder launches campaign to help coronavirus-impacted small businesses crowdfund loans
With the COVID-19 crisis, startups across Silicon Valley are looking for opportunities where they can both increase the visibility of their services and be helpful to people and businesses deeply affe...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Looking back at Zooms ascent a year after it filed to go public
Zoom, a video chat service then popular with corporations, filed to go public on March 22, 2019. Best known in venture and corporate circles, Zoom was far from a household name at the time. However, t...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Volvos Polestar begins production of the all-electric Polestar 2 in China
Polestar has started production of its all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle at a plant in China amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the automotive industry and triggered a wave of factory closures ...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch YouTube defaults to SD quality worldwide to tame bandwidth surge
YouTube has announced that videos on the site will default to standard definition (SD) quality for the next month in order to cope with demand from the bored, housebound masses. Similar measures were ...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch FDA now allows treatment of life-threatening COVID-19 cases using blood from patients who have recovered
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its rules around use of experimental treatments for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to include use of ‘convalescent plasma,’ in cases ...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Swiss startup Creal is building display tech for the next generation of AR/VR headsets
After years of hype, the AR/VR space has certainly grown quieter as of late, but some investors are still coalescing behind a vision that the technologies could one day replace mobile if the technical...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Game downloads will be throttled to manage internet congestion
For the billions stuck at home during the global effort to flatten the curve, gaming is a welcome escape. But it’s also a bandwidth-heavy one, and Microsoft, Sony and others are working to make ...
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Control each others apps with new screensharing tool Screen
It’s like Google Docs for everything. Screen is a free interactive multiplayer screensharing app that gives everyone a cursor so they can navigate, draw on, and even code within the apps of thei...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks blast higher on expectation of sweeping federal action
There are no free market fanatics on corporate boards the moment the economy wobbles. Today makes the point, with stocks shooting higher on the back of news that a sweeping federal package of aid and ...
07:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Motion website blocker aims to improve your focus online as you WFH
Y Combinator’s latest class of startups arrived to a fairly lukewarm public reception last week as the world melted down in the midst of the accelerator’s virtual demo day. While the start...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Former founders of SocialRank have launched a job board for COVID-19 layoffs
The COVID-19 pandemic has already triggered a number of layoffs across industries, from travel companies to scooter startups. But, as a gray footnote to all tragedies, were starting to see innovation ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch SF supervisors push for more gig worker protections during the coronavirus pandemic
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is pushing a number of legislative bodies to offer more protections and benefits for gig workers during COVID-19 pandemic. As gig workers are still out deliv...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Sennheisers Momentum True Wireless 2 are a great-sounding pair of $300 earbuds
Theyre doing construction in my apartment building right now. I live on the first floor and can hear the distinct sound of jackhammering on concrete coming from the basement below. Theres also the sou...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon warehouse workers organized to demand PTO and coronavirus clinched it
Amazon never tires of explaining how great it is to work at one of its warehouses, but as usual the actual employees tell a different story. This particular group of Chicago workers was fed up with th...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon warehouse workers organized to demand PTO, and coronavirus clinched it
Amazon never tires of explaining how great it is to work at one of its warehouses, but as usual the actual employees tell a different story. This particular group of Chicago workers was fed up with th...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter is donating $1M across two foundations to support journalism during the coronavirus pandemic
Social media companies have been hard at work to make sure they play a helpful rather than harmful role in disseminating news and information about the coronavirus pandemic. Today, Twitter took an ext...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support
Apple has released software updates for the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple Watch, the Apple TV and the Mac. The biggest changes are on the iPad. Starting today, you can pair a mouse or trackpad with your...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Pinterest launches a Today tab featuring daily recommendations and trending topics
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to record Pinterest usage as people stuck at home increased their searches for things like lesson plans, kids’ crafts, new recipes, and gardening ideas. Last weeken...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Flexport, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others launch a fund to get supplies to front-line responders
There’s a global shortage of available protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for use by frontline responders working to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the Frontline Res...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Snapchats Zenly launches coronavirus Stay Home leaderboard
Snapchat’s location sharing app acquisition Zenly has gamified shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 outbreak. Today the app launched its Stay At Home challenge that shows a leaderboard of which ...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Snapchats Zenly launches shelter-in-place leaderboard
Snapchat’s location sharing app acquisition Zenly has gamified shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 outbreak. Today the app launched its Stay At Home challenge that shows a leaderboard of which ...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Apple Card gets updated privacy policy on new data sharing and more transaction detail
Apple is updating its privacy policy for Apple Card to enable sharing more anonymized data with Goldman Sachs, its financial partner. Apples reasoning here is that this will make it able to do a bette...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Ford wont restart North American plants on March 30
Ford said Tuesday it won’t restart its factories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico on Monday, March 30 as the automaker had originally planned. The company, which suspended production at its North ...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Watchworthys personalized TV recommendation app will help you find your next binge
Ranker, an online publisher that turns crowdsourced lists and fan rankings into a data business, is now turning its attention to the world of streaming services. The company this week launched a new a...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Googles travel search now highlights travel advisories and airline cancellation policies
Google today announced a small but important addition to its travel search site on both mobile and desktop. When you search for flights, hotels and activities, the site will now highlight active trave...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Disney launches in seven European countries
Disney+ launches in seven European countries, Microsoft admits to a “critical” Windows security flaw and we review the new iPad Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 24, 2020. 1. U...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Yelp and GoFundMe team up to promote local business fundraisers
Following the announcement that it’scommitting $25 million in waived fees and free services to support local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yelp announced a new effort this mornin...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Astra encounters anomaly during pre-launch testing, will evaluate options for next attempt
Rocket launch startup Astra, which had been attempting to claim DARPA’s prize for successful demonstration of flexible space launch capabilities until earlier this month, will not be moving forw...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Survey shows growth in podcasts and voice assistants, little change in streaming
A new annual survey taken before the current COVID-19 crisis led to restrictions of movement in much of the U.S. suggests good news for Amazon, Facebook’s dominance unthreatened and continued gr...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Brave partners with Binance to let you trade crypto assets from your browser
Web browser Brave is expanding its cryptocurrency features with an integration with cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Brave users will be able to buy, trade and receive crypto assets directly on the ne...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Startups valuations drop as exits are delayed and the stock market reprices tech
The public markets are in turmoil as the economic impact of COVID-19 comes into focus; however, it is less clear what the impact of the changing value of public companies today will have on the valuat...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Startup valuations drop as exits are delayed and the stock market reprices tech
The public markets are in turmoil as the economic impact of COVID-19 comes into focus; however, it is less clear what the impact of the changing value of public companies today will have on the valuat...
03:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Non-profit aims to get COVID-19 field tests, N95 masks and more to healthcare workers without markups
A new Sydney-based non-profit volunteer organization called RapidWard launches this week, with a focus on getting critical medical supplies from producers in China to healthcare professionals, doctors...
03:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Nonprofit aims to get COVID-19 field tests, N95 masks and more to healthcare workers without markups
A new Sydney-based nonprofit volunteer organization called RapidWard launched this week, with a focus on getting critical medical supplies from producers in China to healthcare professionals, doctors,...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook in talks to acquire stake in top Indian telco Reliance Jio, report says
Reliance Jio, a three-and-a-half-year-old subsidiary of Indias most valued firm Reliance Industries, may have attracted the attention of an American giant: Facebook. The social conglomerate is in talk...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Instagram launches Co-Watching of posts during video chat
Now you can scroll Instagram together with friends, turning a typically isolating, passive experience into something more social and active. Today Instagram launched Co-Watching, which lets friends on...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Anchor expands Record With Friends to make remote podcasting easier across devices
Admit it, even if youve never thought about starting a podcast in your life, these last few weeks of isolation have made you consider the possibility. One of the least harmful knock on effects of the ...
02:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Apple Music adds a personalized playlist of happy songs to cheer you up, plus a work-from-home mix
Apple Music is launching a new playlist the company hopes will raise your spirits during these difficult times. On Monday, the service began rolling out a new personalized playlist called “The G...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Wall Street roars on news of potential stimulus deal, Trump hints at opening economy
Wall Street came roaring back Tuesday with all major indices rising on a potential deal between Senate Democrats and Republicans to approve a new stimulus package and suggestions from President Donald...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX encounters first launch delay due to coronavirus
SpaceX has thus far managed to avoid much in the way of impact to its upcoming launch schedule, despite the widespread global coronavirus pandemic. The company successfully launched 60 more of its Sta...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: How is COVID-19 affecting immigration?
Its important to stay realistic what were dealing with right now is a temporary situation, not a permanent one....
01:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch GitLab offers key lessons in running an all-remote workforce in new e-book
As companies that used to having workers in the same building struggle to find ways to work from home, one company that has been remote from Day One is GitLab . It recently published a handbook to hel...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Where top VCs are investing in D2C
If youre looking for toothbrushes, skin-care face masks, mattresses, glasses or even socks, theres a digitally-native, direct-to-consumer (D2C) company or two that can help you out. And thanks to smar...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Coordinated response required to optimize telehealth during COVID-19 pandemic
The battle with the current pandemic is being fought in clinics, doctors offices, hospitals and via telehealth sessions as I write this, and there is no time to waste....
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch UPS partners with Wingcopter to develop new multipurpose drone delivery fleet
UPS is working with German startup Wingcopter to develop a new type of delivery drone, to be used for the logistics company’s growing commercial drone deliver efforts both in the U.S. and global...
01:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Leading VCs discuss how COVID-19 is impacting real estate & proptech
Several months ago, we surveyed more than 20 leading real estate VCs to learn about what was exciting them most in the real estate tech sector and hear their opinions on proptech trends like co-workin...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Ford, 3M, GE and the UAW to build respirators, ventilators and faceshields for coronavirus fight
Ford announced the details of its current manufacturing efforts around building much-needed medical supplies for front-line healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients on Tuesday. Its efforts include bui...
01:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon prioritizes essential products in India, temporarily discontinues lower-priority items
Amazon said on Tuesday that it is temporarily discontinuing accepting orders for lower-priority products in India and prioritizing servicing urgent items such as household staples, health care, and pe...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Brex acquires three companies to build out its bank alternative for startups
Brex wants to help startups get the money that traditional big banks wont lend them, and it just acquired three companies to help it do so: Neji, Compose Labs and Landria. Per Brex, 12 new people will...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch ePlane, the B2B sourcing and BI platform for aerospace parts and repair, raises $9M
ePlane, described as a B2B sourcing and business intelligence platform for the aerospace parts and repair market, has raised $9 million in funding. The round is led by Japanese trading and investing c...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Backed by Harrys Labs, Cat Person launches its lineup of cat care products
Cat Person is a new startup trying to change the way you think of cat people and hoping to sell that new type of cat owner a whole range of cat products. “We know what the stereotypes are, we j...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Mozilla expands its partnership with ad-free subscription service Scroll
Mozilla just announced a new initiative called Firefox Better Web with Scroll, which combines the tracking protection built into its Firefox browser with the ad-free browsing experience offered by Scr...
12:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Computex delayed until late-September over continued COVID-19 concerns
Scheduled for early-June in Taipei, Computex has been one of the worlds largest technology trade shows for decades now. It was also among the last big hold outs as events all over the world have been ...
12:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Review: 100,000 miles and one week with an iPad Pro
For the past eighteen months the iPad Pro has been my only machine away from home, and until recently I was away from home a lot. Traveling domestically and internationally to event locations around t...
12:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch UK fintech community comes together to build Covid Credit and let sole traders self-certify lost income
It all started with a tweet from 11:FS co-founder Simon Taylor. If the U.K. government could be persuaded to provide financial support to the self-employed during the Coronavirus crisis, as it has alr...
12:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Mesa Biotech gains emergency FDA approval for rapid, point-of-care COVID-19 test
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making use of its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) powers to expand the pool of available COVID-19 testing resources in the U.S., and now you can add an...
11:58 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch LetsBeatCOVID.net launches to track the spread of the Coronavirus in the UK/US
A startup behind one of the worlds most successful tech platforms for doctors has launched a new initiative to try and track the spread of the Coronavirus, initially in the UK but soon in the US. Deve...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Revolut launches its neobank in the US
European fintech startup Revolut is launching its app and service in the U.S. Starting today, anybody can sign up and get a Revolut debit card. In the U.S., Revolut has partnered with Metropolitan Com...
09:30 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney launches in UK, Ireland, 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7
Disney+, the streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, has been rapidly ramping up in the last several weeks. But while some of that expansion has seen some hiccups, other regions are basically ...
09:30 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney launches in UK, Ireland and 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7
Disney+, the streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, has been rapidly ramping up in the last several weeks. But while some of that expansion has seen some hiccups, other regions are basically ...
09:10 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Imatag inserts invisible watermarks to track images around the web
Meet Imatag, a French startup that has been working on a watermarking product. Watermarking is nothing new, but the company has found a way to mark images even if they are resized, cropped, edited or ...
06:31 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Netflix is reducing its traffic on ISPs by 25% in India
Netflix said on Tuesday that it is lowering its traffic on network providers by 25% in India for a period of 30 days, following a similar move in Europe in a bid to reduce the congestion on internet p...
01:37 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch Former Slack exec April Underwood has joined Obvious Ventures as a venture partner
April Underwood, who until early last year was Slack’s chief product officer, has joined Obvious Ventures as a venture partner, she announced on Twitter today. Underwood said that as part of the...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
Techcrunch With the real estate industry facing headwinds, SoftBank-backed Compass lays off 15% of staff
Compass, the real-estate brokerage startup backed by roughly $1.6 billion in venture funding, has laid off 15% of its staff as a result of the shifting economic fortunes created by the global response...
11:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Join our conference call with immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn Tuesday at 1pm PDT
The world has been turned upside-down the past few weeks, with flight cancellations, global travel bans and a massive slowdown of worldwide commerce. For immigrants to the United States here on work v...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Oura partners with UCSF to determine if its smart ring can help detect COVID-19 early
Startups continue to find new ways to contribute to ongoing efforts to fight the global spread of COVID-19 during the current global coronavirus pandemic, and personal health hardware-maker Oura is no...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch FDA updates COVID-19 testing guidelines to allow self-swab tests
The FDA has updated its guidelines for COVID-19 testing procedures to make the process easier and less uncomfortable for patients, as well as to help limit the impact of testing on the supply of perso...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Monitoring is critical to successful AI
Through real-time monitoring, companies will be given visibility into the black box to see exactly how their AI and ML models operate....
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch NYC is offering gig workers delivery jobs during COVID-19 pandemic
To help gig workers make ends meet during these times of job insecurity amid COVID-19, New York City is offering gig workers who are licensed with the TLC to help with delivery work. While the demand ...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch The best video chat apps to turn social distancing into distant socializing
The vicissitudes of social distancing have taken many people by surprise, making video calls a new necessity for distant socializing. But which of the two dozen apps out there should you and your (per...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Fiat Chrysler to start producing 1 million face masks a month
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Monday it will start manufacturing face masks in the coming weeks and donate the critical medical equipment to first responders and health care workers the latest autom...
09:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Startups are helping cloud infrastructure customers avoid vendor lock-in
For much of the history of enterprise technology, companies tended to buy from a single vendor because it made managing the entire affair much easier while giving them a “single throat to choke&...
09:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Kinsas fever map could show just how crucial it is to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread
Smart thermometer maker Kinsa has been working on building accurate, predictive models of how seasonal illnesses like the flu travel in and among communities — and its fever map is finding new u...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Better know a CSO: Indiana University Healths Mitch Parker
Mitch Parker has one of Indiana’s most critical jobs. As chief information security officer for Indiana University Health, Parker oversees cybersecurity for more than 30,000 employees at 18 hosp...
09:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks broadly fall as Nasdaq dips modestly, SaaS gains on the day
The technology industry’s central role in an American economy shaped by attempts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is being reflected in how investors are approaching markets in these turbulent...
07:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Musicians pulled in $4.3M after Bandcamp waived revenue shares for 24 hours
Last week, popular music platform Bandcamp announced that it would be waiving its revenue shares from all sales for 24 hours, starting Friday morning. The move was an effort to help boost income for t...
07:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon Care to provide delivery and pick-up of at-home COVID-19 test sample kits in Seattle trial
Amazon is going to be working with a new research initiative backed in part by the Gates Foundation that will distribute at-home coronavirus assessment kits, and then deliver the collected samples to ...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Instacart will bring on 300,000 new full-time shoppers due to coronavirus
San Francisco-based Instacart today announced it will bring on 300,000 shoppers for its grocery delivery platform over the next three months. The move is meant to manage an uptick in demand due to the...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Instacart will bring on 300,000 new full-service shoppers due to coronavirus
San Francisco-based Instacart today announced it will bring on 300,000 shoppers for its grocery delivery platform over the next three months. The move is meant to manage an uptick in demand due to the...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Carriers introduce plans to keep consumers connected during COVID-19 pandemic
Earlier this month, the FCC issued a new measure aimed at easing some of the burdens on consumers as COVID-19 continues to have an increasingly profound impact on nearly every aspect of life. Most or ...
06:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Streaming service fuboTV to merge with virtual entertainment technology company, FaceBank
Over-the-top live TV streaming service fuboTV announced today it plans to merge with the virtual entertainment technology company, FaceBank Group. The proposed merger would retain the name fuboTV for ...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch SouSmile raises $10M to grow its anti-braces aligner brand
Amid expectations that early-stage funding and valuations will decline due to an economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, young startups like the Brazilian dental company SouSmile, ...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch VidCon joins the list of events canceled by COVID-19
If you heard the collective grieving shriek of a thousand Instagram influencers, YouTubers, and their followers, it’s because VidCon has been canceled. It’s the latest mega-event to fall p...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch A look inside one startups work-from-home playbook
Working from home is having a moment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but some startups are having an easier time of it than others. Collage, an e-commerce site for custom gifts, has been all-remote since ...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft says hackers are attacking Windows users with a new unpatched bug
Microsoft says attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed security vulnerability found in all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10. But the software giant said there is currently...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch IOCs Dick Pound confirms plans to delay Tokyo Olympics
In an interview with USA Today, International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound confirmed suggestions that the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be delayed. The IOC committee veteran didnt lay out spec...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Moderna could make experimental COVID-19 vaccine available to healthcare workers by fall
There are some hard limits to the vaccine development process that mean we are not going to see any preventative immune therapies to fight the new coronavirus for at least a year to 18 months. But Mod...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch EU parliament moves to email voting during COVID-19
The European Parliament will temporarily allow electronic voting by email as MEPs are forced to work remotely during the coronavirus crisis. A spokeswoman for the parliament confirmed today that an &#...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch EU parliament moves to email voting during COVID-19 pandemic
The European Parliament will temporarily allow electronic voting by email as MEPs are forced to work remotely during the coronavirus crisis. A spokeswoman for the parliament confirmed today that an &#...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Half-Life: Alyx delivers the watershed moment VR gaming needs
If you werent playing games when Half-Life came out, its hard to drive home just how shocking a departure it was from what had come before. Though some familiar mechanics served as a base to build off...
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch New Jersey launches online portal to give residents accurate answers about COVID-19
Fake news about the novel coronavirus disease is a rampant problem across our social timelines. Think misinformation about treatments, symptoms and anecdotes tainted with racism and xenophobia. As sci...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch How I (remotely) podcast
Over the last five-plus years of my podcast, Ive turned down a number of interview offers with artists who werent able to meet face to face. I know a lot of folks who do great podcasts remotely, and I...
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Tech giants take steps to fight coronavirus
Tech companies are donating supplies and adjusting priorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an activist investor takes three seats on the Box board and aircraft taxi company Lilium raises $240...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Video is streaming kids movies and TV for free, no Prime membership required
Amazon is making a selection of family-friendly and programming for kids available for free streaming on Prime Video as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, which has people trapped at home. The co...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Google Cloud launches Game Servers, a managed cloud backend for games
Google Cloud today announced the beta launch of Game Servers, a managed service that provides game developers with the usual backend services for running their games, including multi-player games, in ...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Zillow suspends home buying due to COVID-19
Zillow said Monday it will temporarily stop buying homes in all 24 markets where it operates in response to public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest real estate startup to shi...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Inside Planet 13, the worlds largest cannabis dispensary
Planet 13 is located blocks of the Las Vegas Strip and holds the title as the worlds largest cannabis dispensary. But its much more than just a storefront. Theres a lot to the 115,000 square foot faci...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Oprah Winfreys new Apple TV show, Oprah Talks COVID-19, arrives for free streaming
Over the weekend, Apple introduced the first two episodes of its new Apple TV+ show, “Oprah Talks COVID-19,” for free viewing. In the first episode, Oprah Winfrey interviews actor Idris El...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Non-profit launches COVID-19 treatment and vaccine tracker with daily updates
There are a lot of global efforts underway to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, including repurposing of existing drugs approved for use in treating other forms of coronavirus and respirat...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Ceros launches MarkUp, a design collaboration tool for live websites
When designers need to collaborate with other teams, they can currently turn to products like InVision and Zeplin. But Ceros creative director Jack Dixon said there’s a “pretty interesting...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch $100M rounds are down but not out in 2020
This morning we're taking a look at mega-rounds funding events of $100 million or more....
02:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch The New York Times Company acquires Audm, an app that turns longform journalism into audio
Audm, a startup that turns longform journalism into audio content, has been acquired by The New York Times Company, it announced this morning. While there are other services that turn news articles in...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Whats going on with $100M rounds?
Good morning friends, and welcome back toTechCrunchs Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Equity was busy last week, so catch up if you missed anything. We interviewed the CEO...
01:27 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger provides governments, agencies with free developer tools to combat Covid-19
Big tech has been making a huge effort to mobilize its power to help people work better together to battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — whether it’s creating search and information p...
01:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Activist investor Starboard Value taking three Box board seats as involvement deepens
When activist investors Starboard Value took a 7.5% stake in Box last September, there was reasonable speculation that it would begin to try and push an agenda, as activist investors tend to do. While...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch One neat plug-in to join a Zoom call from your browser
Want to join a Zoom meeting in the browser without having to download its app to do so? Check out this browser plug-in — which short-cuts the needless friction the videoconferencing company has ...
11:27 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Updated FDA COVID-19 testing guidelines specifically disallows at-home sample colllection
While a number of companies who currently offer at-home medical and health diagnostics had rushed to produce kits that would allow for self sample collection by people who passed a screening and belie...
11:27 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Updated FDA COVID-19 testing guidelines specifically disallow at-home sample collection
While a number of companies who currently offer at-home medical and health diagnostics had rushed to produce kits that would allow for self sample collection by people who passed a screening and belie...
09:48 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Cazoo, the used-car sales portal, raises another $116M
The rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic has put a freeze on many in-person sales and transactions for goods and services, so in what might be a sign of the times for funding in the startup world,...
09:10 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook and Disney to downgrade streaming quality in Europe due to COVID-19
Facebook is temporarily downgrading the quality of video streaming in Europe on its social platforms Facebook and Instagram in response to a call for action from the European Commission, per Reuters. ...
08:24 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch The CDC launches a coronavirus self-checker bot called Clara for people in the United States
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a bot over the weekend to help people make decisions about what to do if they have potential symptoms of COVID-19. Called Clara, the R...
08:12 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Uber, Ola suspend all rides in New Delhi
Uber and Ola have suspended all ride options in New Delhi till March 31 and the Indian ride-hailing firm is restricting ride options across the countryin a bid to slow the coronavirus pandemic. The fi...
08:12 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Uber, Ola suspend all rides in Indias capital
Uber and Ola have suspended all ride options in Delhi till March 31 and the Indian ride-hailing firm is restricting ride options across the countryin a bid to slow the coronavirus pandemic. The firms ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Enable raises $13M to help distributors, manufacturers and retailers manage rebates
Enable, a U.K. startup that has developed a cloud-based “rebate management solution” to help distributors, manufacturers and retailers manage rebates, is announcing $13 million in Series A...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Global Savings Group acquires French cashback company iGraal for 123.5M
Germany’s Global Savings Group (GSG), the e-commerce content company, has acquired French cashback company iGraal for 123.5 million in a mixture of cash and stock. Specifically, the deal was rea...
05:37 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Jumia adapts Pan-African e-commerce network in response to COVID-19
Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia is adapting its digital retail network to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Nigeria headquartered operation with online goods and services verticals in 11 African ...
04:19 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Canada, Australia pull athletes out of Olympics, as the IOC says it will consider postponing Tokyo Games
The Canadian Olympic Committee announced that it will not send athletes to the Tokyo Olympic Games, as the International Olympic Committee weighs a decision on whether or not to postpone the event dur...
01:11 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch MasterClass is launching free, live Q&A sessions with big shots in their respective industries
MasterClass is known for selling access to pre-recorded online classes by a long list of people who are among the best at what they do, from tennis great Serena Williams to writer David Sedaris to che...
12:26 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Lilium raises another $240M to design, test and and run an electric aircraft taxi service
Long and short distance travel have all but stopped for many people at the moment. But looking forward to a time when that may no longer be the case, a company designing flying taxis is today announci...
12:26 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
Techcrunch Lilium raises another $240M to design, test and run an electric aircraft taxi service
Long and short distance travel have all but stopped for many people at the moment. But looking forward to a time when that may no longer be the case, a company designing flying taxis is today announci...
11:01 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft partner with White House to provide compute resources for COVID-19 research
During today’s White House coronavirus task force press conference, President Trump announced the launch of a new public/private consortium to “unleash the power of American supercomputing...
09:51 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch Justice Dept. files its first coronavirus takedown: a bogus vaccine website
U.S. federal prosecutors have filed and won a temporary restraining order against a website offering a fraudulent coronavirus vaccine, which the Justice Department said is its first enforcement action...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch Ford, GM, Tesla given the go ahead to produce ventilators, Trump says
Ford, GM and Tesla have been given the “go ahead” to make ventilators to help alleviate a shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday that ended with...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch Boxs Aaron Levie says it will take creativity and focus to get through this crisis
The COVID-19 virus is touching every aspect of our lives and having a profound impact on individuals, businesses and society at large. Box’s Aaron Levie has built a successful business from dorm...
04:25 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch Emirates will suspend most passenger flights by March 25
Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international traffic, today briefly announced on Twitter and its own website that it would halt all passenger flights by March 25 but then reversed cour...
04:15 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch With kids and adults staying at home, are virtual worlds ready for primetime?
Weve been diligently following the development of virtual worlds, also known as the “metaverse,” on TechCrunch. Hanging out within the virtual worlds of games has become more popular in re...
03:41 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon, Apple and Microsoft CEOs detail their companies efforts to combat coronavirus pandemic
The tech industry is mobilizing its considerable resources to attempt to support efforts against the growing global coronavirus pandemic. Over the weekend, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple and Microsoft all ...
02:31 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch Lyft to offer medical supply and meal delivery during coronavirus pandemic
Lyft is expanding the types of services it provides through its on-demand transportation network in an effort to boost efforts to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The company announced that it...
01:45 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch A new type of COVID-19 test now approved for use could help with frontline diagnostics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving much more quickly to grant special ’emergency use authorization’ to equipment and tests that could help increase testing for the novel...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch Into and after the viral storm
The path forward now seems pretty clear. First we get through the grim month-and-more ahead, supporting health care workers in any way we can. (Tip: findthemasks.com lists where to donate PPE, persona...
12:53 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch Volunteer group develops a COVID-19 testing location database for the U.S.
The effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic globally relies on testing as a core component of the current strategy, which primarily focuses on isolating individuals to slow the transmi...
12:04 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
Techcrunch Voi, the European e-scooter rentals startup, pauses operations in several countries
Following similar moves by Lime, Bird, Tier and others, Voi Technology, the European e-scooter rentals and so-called micro-mobility startup, says it has “paused” operations in several coun...
10:19 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch YC startup Felix wants to replace antibiotics with programmable viruses
Right now the world is at war. But this is no ordinary war. It’s a fight with an organism so small we can only detect it through use of a microscope — and if we don’t stop it, it cou...
07:23 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch Under quarantine, media is actually social
The flood of status symbol content into Instagram Stories has run dry. No one is going out and doing anything cool right now, and if they are, they should be shamed for it. Beyond sharing video chat h...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Investors also face a pandemic reckoning
Billions of dollars have flowed into startup investing this decade, but the era appears to be closing with the coronavirus pandemic. Limited partners are saying no to younger venture firms who are sti...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch Heres a wrap of the main tech-related coronavirus news in the last 24 hours
Much of the world is waking up to a strange new reality. As the coronavirus strain, COVID-19, swept across the planet, today may go down in history as the day when huge numbers of countries were large...
05:13 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Apples Amazing Stories is thoroughly unamazing
It’s been two-and-a-half years since the news first broke that Steven Spielberg would be rebooting his ’80s anthology series “Amazing Stories” for Apple’s then-unnamed st...
04:42 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch WhatsApp tests new feature to fight misinformation: Search the web
WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging platforms on the planet, is testing a feature that could make it simpler for its 2 billion users to tell whether the assertion made in messages they...
03:19 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch The Lovebirds reportedly skipping theaters and heading to Netflix
Netflix is picking up “The Lovebirds,” an upcoming romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. “The Lovebirds” reunites Nanjiani with director Michael Showalter. The...
02:49 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Coronavirus special coverage, Apple tries to save AR with lidar and more
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. The app industry is as hot as ever, wi...
01:13 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter prioritizes blue-check verifications to confirm experts on Covid-19 and the novel coronavirus
At long last, here’s an actually useful purpose for Twitter’s blue-check verification mark: Twitter last night announced that it is mobilising the badge system to help surface and signal m...
12:11 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch Google launches Covid-19 page and search portal with safety tips, official stats and more, US-only for now
Google says Coronavirus has become its biggest search topic by a country mile this year, and to continue its efforts to harness that attention in the best possible way, late on Friday the company laun...
10:24 am GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch India launches WhatsApp chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus
India is turning to WhatsApp, the most popular app in the country, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic. Narendra Modi, Indias Prime Minister, said on Saturday that citizens in the count...
10:24 am GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch India launches WhatsApp chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus, asks social media services to curb spread of misinformation
India is turning to WhatsApp, the most popular app in the country, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic and has urged social media services to tackle spread of misinformation on their pl...
01:18 am GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
Techcrunch GM and Ventec Life Systems partner to ramp up production of ventilators
GM said Friday that it is working with Ventec Life Systems to help increase production of respiratory care products such as ventilators that are needed by a growing number of hospitals as the COVID-19...
11:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla partner Panasonic is shutting down its operations at Nevada gigafactory
Panasonic is pulling its 3,500 employees from the massive Nevada factory it operates with partner Tesla over concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The company said Friday it will ramp down operations...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Californians can now order alcoholic beverages to go
In a memo yesterday detailing relief efforts for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has temporarily allowed retailers to sell alcoho...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Healthcare startups Nurx and Carbon Health ship at-home COVID-19 test sample kits
Efforts to get at-home test kits for the COVID-19 coronavirus are ramping up quickly, and two more health industry startups are bringing their own products to market, with both Carbon Health and Nurx ...
10:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch NASA confirms Commercial Crew still a priority, but James Webb Telescope testing and other activities paused
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has been sharing regular updates about how his agency is approaching the rapidly changing global coronavirus pandemic situation. This week, NASA escalated its respon...
10:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Heres how to help restaurants while socially distancing yourself
The restaurant industry might look a lot different once we come out of this pandemic. As social distancing and lockdowns ripple across the nation in an attempt to fight COVID-19, some restaurants wont...
10:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch In response to COVID-19, Hulu adds a free live news stream to its on-demand app
In response to the COVID-10 outbreak, Hulu is adding a free, live news stream to its app for customers who only subscribe to its on-demand service, not its live TV add-on. The news coverage is provide...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Stuart Russell on how to make AI human-compatible
In a career spanning several decades, artificial intelligence researcher and professor Stuart Russell has contributed extensive knowledge on the subject, including foundational textbooks. He joined us...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Be on guard for coronavirus robocalls, warns FCC
Robocalls have been targeting the vulnerable and unsuspecting for years, so it’s no surprise that the scumbags would take advantage of the current global catastrophe to enhance their scams. The ...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch AWS, IBM launch programs to encourage developers solving COVID-19 problems
As society comes to grips with the growing worldwide crisis related to the COVID-19 virus, many companies are stepping up in different ways. Today, two major tech companies — Amazon and IBM R...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Spotify opens up its podcast catalog to third-party apps, but not for streaming
Spotify is opening up its podcast catalog to third-party apps. The company this week launched a new version of its Podcast APIs that makes it possible for third-party apps to connect to Spotify in ord...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Spotify opens its podcast catalog to third-party apps, but not for streaming
Spotify is opening its podcast catalog to third-party apps. The company this week launched a new version of its Podcast APIs that makes it possible for third-party apps to connect to Spotify in order ...
09:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch OneWeb confirms layoffs and potential launch schedule delays amid reported bankruptcy considerations
Satellite operator OneWeb has confirmed that its workforce has been reduced via layoffs, after TechCrunch learned that it reduced its workforce by as much as 10 percent this week. The company did not ...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Google cancels I/O developer conference in light of COVID-19 crisis
Google announced on Twitter today that it was cancelling its annual I/O developer conference out of concern for the health and safety of all involved. It will not be holding any online conference in i...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Corporate venture business strategies that work
Im often asked as a long-time successful corporate venture capital investor to describe the strategies used to ensure our scale and staying power....
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Rivian shuts down all facilities over COVID-19 pandemic concerns
Rivian, the buzzy electric vehicle startup that is backed by Amazon and Ford, is shutting down all of its facilities due to the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. Rivian employs mo...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine and other potential COVID-19 treatments explained
During two of this week’s White House briefings, President Trump referred specifically to two potential treatments that have been identified by medical researchers and clinicians, and that have ...
07:34 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Netflix announces $100M relief fund after TV and film production halted
When it comes to the entertainment industry, the COVID-19 outbreak isn’t just affecting movie theaters it’s also halted TV and film production around the world. For Netflix, that’s ...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch FluSense system tracks sickness trends by autonomously monitoring public spaces
One of the obstacles to accurately estimating the prevalence of sickness in the general population is that most of our data comes from hospitals, not the 99.9 percent of the world that isn’t hos...
07:22 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX and Tesla are working on ventilators, Elon Musk says
Elon Musk tweeted Friday that Tesla and SpaceX employees are “working on ventilators” even though he doesn’t believe they will be needed. His confirmation on Twitter that both of the...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Hospital droid Diligent Robotics raises $10M to assist nurses
28% of a nurse’s time is wasted on low-skilled tasks like fetching medical tools. We need them focused on the complex and compassionate work of treating patients, especially amid the coronavirus...
07:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch A few things to consider before pitching a COVID-19 story
In recent weeks, the novel coronavirus has permeated nearly every aspect of our lives, from the work we do, to the food we buy, to the simple things weve tended to take for granted, like leaving our h...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Uber Eats UK waives fees during the coronavirus crisis
Uber Eats is waiving delivery and activations fees in the UK to support restaurants hit by decreasing demand during the coronavirus crisis. The measure will apply until March 31 when it says it will r...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs predicts brutal second quarter as unemployment spikes above 2 million
Even as the Trump Administration calls for states to not release unemployment data for the month of March, Goldman Sachs on Thursday issued its own predictions on the jobs market and the broader healt...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch What are the rules wrapping privacy during COVID-19?
In a public health emergency that relies on people keeping an anti-social distance from each other to avoid spreading a highly contagious virus for which humans have no pre-existing immunity governmen...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch A week later, Trumps national coronavirus screening website is still nowhere to be found
Last Friday, President Trump, together with Vice President Pence and White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Brix, announced that we would soon see a new website go up that would be at ...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch MIT Solve launches global challenge around health security and pandemics
There is an immediate need for startups to handle the crisis around the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, from diagnostics to identify potential carriers of the virus to assisting the treatment of pa...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Streaming services respond to COVID-19
Streaming services will reduce video quality in Europe, we get our hands on the new MacBook Air and Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 20, 2020. 1. Netflix wil...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Instagram founder launches gift card site for quarantined restaurants
Coronavirus quarantines are hurting local businesses, but Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger wants to help them keep revenue rolling in. Krieger and his wife Kaitlyn this week launched SaveOurFaves, a ...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Crowd-lending platform October hits pause on loan repayments
French startup October wants to reduce the pressure on small and medium companies going through the Coronavirus crisis. In order to give them some headroom, companies that have borrowed money on Octob...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Tinder waives Passport fee to help users connect virtually around the world
Dating may be proving next to impossible for many during this era of mass social distancing, but Tinders hoping to leverage an existing feature to help bring people closer together. Virtually, at leas...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Formula 1 replaces its postponed races with a virtual grand prix series
Formula 1 had to postpone and cancel several races on its calendar due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. With races in Australia, Bahrain, Monaco, Vietnam and China already called off, and the Dutch a...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Ola suspends shared ride option in India
Ride-hailing giant Ola said on Friday evening that it is temporarily suspending its pool ride option, called Ola Share, in India in a bid to slow the coronavirus pandemic by encouraging social distanc...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch U.S. and Mexico close border to all non-essential travel due to coronavirus crisis
In the latest effort to tighten travel restrictions to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, President Trump has ordered the closure of the border between the U.S. and Mexico to all but essential...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch US and Mexico close border to all non-essential travel due to coronavirus crisis
In the latest effort to tighten travel restrictions to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, President Trump has ordered the closure of the border between the U.S. and Mexico to all but essential...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Coterie raises $8.5M to build commercial insurance as a service
Ohio-based Coterie, a startup working on in the commercial insurance space, has announced today it has raised $8.5 million Series A. The company had previously raised a little over $3 million in early...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Pixars Onward goes on sale digitally today, coming to Disney on April 3
Hollywood studios continue to rush theatrical films to streaming as the COVID-19 pandemic closes theaters. Last weekend, Disney released “Frozen 2” (which had already finished its theatric...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Waymo suspends all self-driving services in light of coronavirus pandemic
Waymo has extended the partial suspension of its autonomous vehicle service pilots to include fully driverless vehicle testing, the company confirmed on Friday. While Alphabet-owned Waymo had already ...
03:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch New York governor announces 100% workforce reduction for non-essential services
In a press conference today, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced orders for residents to stay at home amid rising COVID-19 concerns. The governor was careful to avoid terms like shelter in ...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Yelp commits $25M in waived fees and free services to local restaurants and nightlife
Yelp announced this morning that it’s making a number of changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, it says it will be providing $25 million to local restaurants and nightlife business...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch For Uber and Lyft, this week has been a wild ride
This morning let's unpack what Uber said and ask if it's reasonable that investors are pushing Lyft higher alongside Uber....
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon follows Netflixs lead, reducing streaming quality in Europe
Following moves by Netflix and YouTube, Amazon announced today that it, too, will be throttling streaming bitrates in Europe in an effort to conserve bandwidth. The online giant confirmed the move in ...
01:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Scanwell aims to launch at-home 15-minute coronavirus test, but it still needs FDA approval
At-home diagnostics startup Scanwell, which produces smartphone-based testing for UTIs, is working on getting at-home testing for the novel coronavirus into the hands of U.S. residents. The technology...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Raising in a recession
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week’s episode was a testament to making do, as we’ve h...
12:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch YouTube goes SD streaming by default in Europe due to COVID-19
YouTube has switched to standard definition streaming by default in Europe. We asked the company if it planned to do this yesterday — today a spokeswoman confirmed the step. The move was reporte...
12:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch NASA suspends work on its Moon and Mars spacecraft due to coronavirus pandemic
NASA has temporarily paused work on the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion capsule that will be used for its forthcoming Artemis missions, which will ultimately return the next American man and the f...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Apple MacBook Air review
Lets address the elephant in the room. Theres an undeniable irony reviewing an ultraportable laptop when youre not allowed to leave your house. Of course, Apple didnt see this coming. None of us did, ...
11:04 am GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch PSA: Yes you can join a Zoom meeting in the browser
Work in the time of coronavirus is driving huge growth in videoconferencing, as scores of office workers go remote and log on to meetings from home. Zoom — which offers a range of slick features...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Claimer raises seed backing to make it easier for UK startups to claim R&D tax credits
Claimer, a London-based startup that makes it easy for companies to claim R&D tax credits in the U.K., has raised 300,000 in seed funding. Backing the already revenue-generating company is Ben Hol...
07:26 am GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Disney India launch postponed
Disney said on Friday that it is postponing the launch of its eponymous streaming service in India, one of the largest entertainment markets, after the biggest local attraction, Indian Premier League ...
04:37 am GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Governor of California announces a statewide shelter in place
In a press conference, Governor of California Gavin Newsom ordered “all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence” to stop the spread of the...
04:37 am GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch California governor announces a statewide shelter in place
In a press conference this evening, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered “all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence” to stop the spr...
03:53 am GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch TikTok donates $3 million to Arnold Schwarzeneggers charity feeding kids affected by school closures
The social media giant TikTok said that it would donate $3 million to After–School All-Stars, a charity founded by actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, to feed families wh...
03:53 am GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch TikTok donates $3M to Arnold Schwarzeneggers charity feeding kids affected by school closures
The social media giant TikTok said that it would donate $3 million to After-School All-Stars, a charity founded by actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, to feed families whose fo...
01:14 am GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
Techcrunch Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to one count of trade secrets theft under plea deal
Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has pleaded guilty to one count of stealing trade secrets while worki...
11:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch American Airlines will use passenger planes for cargo-only flights to Europe
American Airlines today announced that it will fly a handful of cargo-only flights to Europe, using its standard 777-300 passenger planes, over the course of the next few days. The company says these ...
11:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Watch Mark Zuckerberg talk live with epidemic expert Dr. Anthony Fauci
If there’s one face of scientific authority in the U.S. in the throes of COVID-19 chaos, it’s Dr. Anthony Fauci. One of the world’s top HIV/AIDS researchers, Dr. Fauci has served in ...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Wag! CEO Garrett Smallwood explains his firms radically different path to profitability
Instead of accepting more investment, we chose to cut costs. This included a consolidation of some of our offices and a painful 76% reduction of our workforce....
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Virtual dates and video speed dating: Dating.com Group launches a $50 million corporate venture fund
The dating startup world is notorious for few exits, and a similarly slim number of buyers. Theres Match Group, which owns Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, and theres Spark Networks, which owns Christian Mi...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Instagram prototypes Snapchat-style disappearing text messages
Instagram is finally preparing to copy Snapchat’s most popular feature, and one of the few it hasn’t already cloned. Instagram has prototyped an unreleased ephemeral text messaging feature...
10:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Heres how TechCrunch is keeping our brains busy while were stuck at home
This is a difficult time. Whoever and wherever you are, your life is likely already changing in ways you never could have anticipated as the world grapples with the fast-spreading global outbreak of a...
10:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Gaming company Scopely adds $200 million more to its M&A stockpile
Scopely, the mobile gaming publisher behind titles including Marvel Strike Force, Scrabble Go, Yahtzee with Buddies and Star Trek Fleet Command, has added another $200 million to its hoard of cash for...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Despite canceled trade shows, gaming startups can still win an extra life
Large developers can come out unscathed, but smaller apps and developers who cant wait six months for their launch moment need to do something....
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch GCs Niko Bonatsos on Y Combinator, edtech and investing in the shadow of coronavirus
This week, Extra Crunch hosted a call with General Catalyst managing director Niko Bonatsos to discuss a number of startup topics, including what the novel coronavirus is doing to investing in the Val...
09:10 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch YouTube launches dedicated COVID-19 home page section
In an effort to ensure that the latest updates related to COVID-19 are as visible as possible, YouTube announced today that they’re launching a dedicated hub on the YouTube home page for stories...
08:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla to temporarily shut down Fremont factory
Tesla will suspend production at its Fremont, Calif., factory beginning March 23, days after a shelter in-place order went into effect in Alameda County due to the COVID-19 pandemic and sparked a publ...
08:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Announcing the Disrupt SF Digital Pass
At TechCrunch, we aim to deliver a great show no matter what. Were constantly looking at ways to broaden the reach of Disrupt — in 2018, for instance, we added several new pricing tiers to make ...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch NVIDIA makes its GPU-powered genome sequencing tool available free to those studying COVID-19
NVIDIA is making its Parabricks tool available for free for 90 days (with the possibility of extension, depending on needs) to any researcher currently working on any effort to combat the ongoing nove...
08:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks rise after mixed day, with tech leading and SaaS outperforming
The wild ride that has been U.S. stock market over the past couple of weeks may be settling down at least for the moment from the whiplash-like swingsthat helped set global markets on edge. The new ...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch US State Department issues unprecedented do not travel warning over coronavirus
The U.S. State Department has issued an unprecedented “do not travel” warning to U.S. citizens, as the number of coronavirus-related infections jumped sharply overnight. The advisory said ...
07:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Workers sent home after Amazon warehouse employee tests positive for COVID-19
It was, it seems, only a matter of time before something like this happened. As we noted in yesterdays FreshDirect story, not everyone has the ability of being able to shelter in place during the spre...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Just Eat cuts its take for 30-days to help restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis
UK takeout marketplace Just Eat has announced a 30-day emergency support package for restaurants on its platform to help them through disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis. From tomorrow (March ...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Just Eat cuts its take for 30 days to help restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis
U.K. takeout marketplace Just Eat has announced a 30-day emergency support package for restaurants on its platform to help them through disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis. From tomorrow (Marc...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Cloud-first game studio Mainframe raises $8.1M led by Andreessen Horowitz
With most new social media startups seeming to dial in on specific communities to thrive in a still Facebook-dominated sphere, some of the more broadly focused social investments from top VCs are goin...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Nextdoor adds Help Maps and Groups to connect neighbors during the coronavirus outbreak
Neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor has introduced two new features, Help Maps and Groups, to give people a way to better support one another during the coronavirus outbreak. The Help Map offe...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Slack adds 7k customers in 7 weeks amid remote-work boom, besting its preceding 2 results
Today, Slack, a popular internal chat application, announced that it added 7,000 new customers between February 1st and March 18. That is 47 days. For context, Slack added 5,000 customers total in its...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Netflix will reduce streaming quality in Europe for 30 days
Earlier today, we learned that EU Commissioner Thierry Breton had called for Netflix to reduce streaming quality in Europe a move to limit its overall bandwidth usage as more users turn to streaming ...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Vaping additive blamed for outbreak produces exceptionally toxic byproducts
The threat of vape lung seems to have receded to the distant past now that we are all facing the coronavirus, but new research has shed light on the nature of that much more limited epidemic. It turns...
06:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch NYC mayor pleads with Elon Musk to start producing ventilators
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a direct plea to Elon Musk, asking the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX to produce ventilators to help alleviate a shortage at hospitals gearing up to combat COVID-19. U...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Hulu launches on Comcasts set-top boxes, including Xfinity Flex and soon, X1
Hulu’s streaming service is available almost everywhere. But one significant platform it hadn’t yet launched on was Comcast’s set-top boxes. That changes today as Hulu announced its ...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Even in the age of COVID-19, you need to stay focused on the customer
It’s easy to think, as we find ourselves in the midst of a truly unprecedented situation, that the rules of building a successful business have suddenly changed. While the world may be topsy-tur...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Quantum Machines raises $17.5M for its quantum orchestration platform
Quantum Machines, a Tel Aviv-based startup that is building both hardware and software to operate quantum computers, today announced that it has raised a $17.5 million Series A funding round. The roun...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Wheels pauses shared bikes service to try to limit spread of COVID-19
In light of growing concerns around COVID-19, Wheels has decided to pause its pedal-less e-bike operations until the end of March, the company announced today. “After weighing the pros and cons,...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Wondering if venture capital is open for business? A new initiative has investors saying yes
A new initiative from a Los Angeles investor is taking stock of venture firms and their ability to commit capital in an effort to match firms that are still open for business and cutting checks to sta...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook now lets most users opt-in to dark mode & desktop redesign
Facebook today officially rolled out its sweeping desktop redesign that offers dark mode, tabbed home screen and a cleaner profile. Facebook tells TechCrunch that “starting today, the majority o...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Remote Year, which helps you work while traveling the world, lays off 50% of staff
Remote Year wants to help people travel around the world and keep their job while doing so. The Chicago startup relies on the idea that great work can be done anywhere. And to prove it, it brings peop...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch FDA testing coronavirus treatments, including chloroquine, plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn addressed the ongoing work of the agency in terms of its work on potential treatments and vaccines for the COVID-19 coronavirus currently sp...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Startups rethink what it means to be high-touch during a pandemic
Glossier NYC, in normal times, is typically visited by more than 2,000 people every day, with lines of people from all over the world curling out the door. And when you enter, its tempting to touch, w...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Facebook and Twitter fight coronavirus misinformation
The big social networks take steps to ensure that they’re providing accurate information for public health, Charter refuses to allow employees to work from home and Microsoft Teams sees a big sp...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and UCSF will boost Bay Area COVID-19 tests by 1,000 per day
Bay Area coronavirus testing is about to get a boost from the private sector. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s philanthropic project the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is collaborating wit...
03:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Conan OBrien will return to TV with shows shot on iPhone and over video chat
Apple’s promise of high-quality video “shot on iPhone” is getting another real-world stress test, as late-night TV host Conan O’Brien announced on Wednesday he will return to d...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Netflix and other streaming platforms urged to switch to SD during COVID-19 crisis
The European Commission is putting pressure on Netflix and other streaming platforms to switch to standard definition during periods of peak demand as the coronavirus crisis puts unprecedented load on...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Venture investment in esports looks light as Q1 races to a close
Even with an expected decline in Q1 2020 venture round and venture dollar results due to lag, the most recent venture data looks grim....
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch French study finds anti-malarial and antibiotic combo could reduce COVID-19 duration
A new study whose results were published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents has found early evidence that the combination of hydroxychloroquine, a popular anti-malaria drug known und...
03:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Female-led Robin Games raises $7M to combine lifestyle content with fantasy gaming
As a former Jam City executive, Jill Wilson led teams behind some of the top-grossing gaming franchises, like Cookie Jam and Panda Pop. Now she’s running her own startup, Robin Games, where a te...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Uber says rides down by as much as 70% in cities hardest hit by Coronavirus, looks at delivering meds
Uber — theon-demand transportation and food delivery behemoth — has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said today in a call with investors that ride vol...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Founders who share insights can build industry trust at scale
It requires patience, but it may just make you (and your company) be seen as leaders in your space while improving your insight and building an unfair advantage of trust....
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Use accelerated retargeting to increase conversions
Tips for writing great onboarding emails, using behavioral psychology for more referrals and other strategies for growing your startup....
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Markets are mixed in morning trading as industries adjust to the new normal
After yesterday’s news that the U.S. automakers would temporarily close their doors and the US President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to shift manufacturing capacity to meet e...
02:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Mya Systems gets $18.75M to keep scaling its recruitment chatbot
Hiring chatbot Mya Systems — which uses a conversational AI to grease the recruitment pipeline by automating sourcing for agencies and large enterprises needing to fill lots of vacancies in area...
01:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Open-source project spins up 3D-printed ventilator validation prototype in just one week
In a great example of what can happen when smart, technically-oriented people come together in a time of need, an open-source hardware project started by a group including Irish entrepreneur Colin Keo...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Ada raises $44M Series B to improve its chatbot customer service platform
Ada today took the wraps off its $44M Series B that it hopes will allow the company to expand its offering of the company’s AI-powered customer service chatbot. Accel lead the round with partici...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft Teams jets to 44M DAUs, announces new features as remote work booms
Update: The information that TechCrunch received ahead of this particular embargo wound up being dated. We’ve updated the post to reflect the latest. We previously noted a 32 million DAU figure,...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Storj brings low-cost decentralized cloud storage to the enterprise
Storj, a startup that developed a low-cost, decentralized cloud storage solution, announced a new version today called Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service. The new service comes with an ent...
12:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Home diagnostics startup Everlywell is launching an at-home coronavirus test sample kit
The state of testing for the novel coronavirus currently spreading globally in the U.S. is abysmal, relative to other developed countries, but there are a number of efforts underway to help improve av...
08:30 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Y Combinator-backed Kosh is a neobank for blue-collar workers in India
Dozens of startups have stepped up in India in recent quarters to improve banking experience for millions of users and businesses in the country. As a result, tens of thousands of people who could not...
07:08 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch When the dry powder disappears
Venture capitalists have raised record-breaking funds in recent years, but that doesn’t always mean the money is there for them when they want it. In extreme downturns, limited partners or LPs &...
05:47 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Facebooks $1,000 bonus only applies to full-time employees working from home, not contractors
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an internal memo earlier this week that the company will give employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic a $1,000 cash bonus. But, as the Intercept f...
02:11 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter broadly bans any COVID-19 tweets that could help the virus spread
You don’t have to go far to find someone online downplaying the severity of a global pandemic that’s shut down entire economies and ground everyday life to a halt. Knowing that, Twitter wi...
01:37 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
Techcrunch FreshDirect says worker who tested positive for COVID-19 not involved in food prep or delivery
Popular online grocer FreshDirect sent an email today notifying consumers that a warehouse worker has tested positive for COVID-19. CEO David McInerney stressed that the worker had not been present in...
11:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch The 20 best startups from Y Combinators W20 Demo Day
With world events overtaking the tech world’s preferences to meet for coffees and convene at events, Y Combinator skipped its famous two-day live Demo event and went for a radical experiment: no...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch NASA and SpaceX targeting mid-to-late May for first astronaut launch, despite coronavirus pandemic
NASA and SpaceX issued a media accreditation invitation on Wednesday for their Demonstration Mission 2 (aka Demo-2) commercial crew launch the first in the commercial crew program that will carry act...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch NYSE will temporarily close its trading floor and move to electronic trading only
The New York Stock Exchange will close its trading floor on Monday, March 23 and fully move to electronic trading, the exchange’s operator Intercontinental Exchange announced today. The actual p...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Charter staff told to report to offices despite positive coronavirus tests
Staff at telecommunications giant Charter Communications are still having to work from corporate offices against the advice from the federal government despite at least one employee testing positive...
10:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch The Dow and S&P near three-year lows, Nasdaq falls as well, and treasuries are no haven
It was another brutal day on Wall Street as investors continue to come to grips with the new economic realities imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA...
10:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Hulus Hillary retraces a controversial career and a heartbreaking election
While Hillary Clinton’s comments about Bernie Sanders (“Nobody likes him”) have prompted more headlines than anything else in Hulu’s “Hillary,” there’s a lot ...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Can Apple keep the AR industry alive?
Augmented reality still has Apple’s enthusiasm behind it, but can that keep the whole industry afloat? On Wednesday, Apple debuted a new iPad Pro, the hallmark feature of which was a lidar time-...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Meditation apps offer free mindfulness, as social distancing takes a toll
Im not sure how many days we are into this 15 days thing. Frankly, Im not really sure what day of the week it is. As we collectively lose our grip on reality and socialization and increasingly turn to...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch VC firms offer group therapy for founders due to the COVID-19 outbreak
Founders face many trials and tribulations when building their companies, from fundraising woes to visa challenges to product failures to company failures. And according to Kari Sulenes, almost everyb...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch GM, Ford and FCA shutter all North American factories over coronavirus fears
Detroits big three automakers are to shut down all factories due to fears over the coronavirus. Details are still in the works and will be announced shortly. Over the last few days, United Auto Worker...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Bill Gates addresses coronavirus fears and hopes in AMA
Bill Gates, newly free from his role on the Microsoft board, has taken to Reddit to answer the community’s questions about the pandemic, the government response, and what the world can do to be ...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Across furtive videocons, junior VCs wait for the layoffs to begin
Amid post-YC Demo Day discussions and online coffee catchups, there is a lingering sense of dread among VCs particularly junior VCs about their own job security. Over the past few days, I have heard...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Listen to the TechCrunch staffs YC Demo Day wrap-up call here
It’s been a bonkers week in the world with markets gyrating, companies fretting, investors tweeting and founders re-cutting their 2020 forecasts. But for one collection of startups, the past few...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Focused on health in the home, Novi lands $1.5M to help CPG companies source clean, safe ingredients
Kimberly Shenk has been focused for a while now on “clean” products that are made without harmful chemicals. In 2017, Shenk and friend Jaleh Bisharat launched NakedPoppy, a site that curat...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Sling TV rolls out free streaming to U.S. consumers stuck at home
Dish-owned TV streaming service Sling TV announced today it’s making a selection of its content available to stream for free, no credit card or account required. The free offering includes break...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Sling TV rolls out free streaming to US consumers stuck at home
Dish-owned TV streaming service Sling TV announced today it’s making a selection of its content available to stream for free, no credit card or account required. The free offering includes break...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Why is Blue Aprons stock skyrocketing?
Back in 2017, a formerly hot, formerly profitable company called Blue Apron went public. It didn’t go well. Today as the global stock market continues to fall, shares in the former venture darli...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Big opening for startups that help move entrenched on-prem workloads to the cloud
AWS CEO Andy Jassy showed signs of frustration at his AWS re:Invent keynote address in December. Customers weren’t moving to the cloud nearly fast enough for his taste, and he prodded them to mo...
06:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook will put a new coronavirus info center on top of the News Feed
In an effort to disseminate trustworthy health information on COVID-19, Facebook will roll out its own coronavirus information center, a central hub on the vast social network where the company will c...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Why Congress isnt working remotely due to COVID-19
As COVID-19 forces much of America to work from home, the United States Congress whose 535 members have an average age of 60 is still operating from Capitol Hill. Why this population (deemed high-ri...
05:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Google hits pause on Chrome and Chrome OS releases
Google today announced that it is pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases “due to adjusted work schedules.” The company confirmed that we will still see security updates, though, wh...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Apple unveils new iPad Pro and MacBook Air
Apple has new hardware coming, the U.S. government may use cell phone data to track the spread of COVID-19 and Fox acquires a streaming company. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 18, 2020. 1. A...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Ford temporarily suspends production in North American factories
Ford said Wednesday it will temporarily suspend production at its North American factories through March 30 in response to COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. Were continuing to work closely ...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Chinese cloud infrastructure market generated $3.3B in Q42019
Research firm Canalys reports that the Chinese cloud infrastructure market grew 66.9% to $3.3 billion in the last quarter of 2019, right before the COVID-19 virus hit the country. China is the second ...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Delta Air Lines will park at least half its fleet and close airport lounges
In a letter to employees, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian today announced that the company is parking at least half of its fleet as demand for flights during the current COVID-19 pandemic has plummeted...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla orders factory workers to come to work in spite of shelter in-place directive
Tesla will continue to keep its Fremont, Calif., factory open for production, because it has had “conflicting guidance from different levels of government” over whether it could operate du...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla orders factory workers to come to work in spite of shelter in place directive
Tesla will continue to keep its Fremont, Calif., factory open for production, because it has had “conflicting guidance from different levels of government” over whether it could operate du...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to address the coronavirus pandemic
During a White House press briefing on Wednesday, President Trump opened remarks by confirming that he has invoked the Defense Production Act, a move that many have called for him to take to help figh...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Google launches the next Android 11 developer preview
Google today announced the second developer preview of Android 11. Like the first preview, this one, too, is only meant for developers and isn’t available as an over the air update. Instead, dev...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch GM, Ford, FCA to close all factories, AP reports
Update: Ford is closing its North American factories. Detroit’s big three automakers are to shut down all factories due to fears over the coronavirus. This comes by way of the Associated Press c...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Gig workers have created a tool to offer mutual aid during COVID-19 pandemic
Despite cities and states across the nation ordering people to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, gig workers are still out there delivering food to people and giving them rides for essential ...
04:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch TikTok brings in outside experts to help it craft moderation and content policies
In October, TikTok tapped corporate law firm K&L Gates to advise the company on its moderation policies and other topics afflicting social media platforms. As a part of those efforts, TikTok said ...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Sony finally unveils PlayStation 5 details
The PlayStation 5 warranted little more than a mention when it was introduced at CES back in January. Sony was planning a much bigger reveal in a few weeks at GDC in SF, but, well, COVID-19 happened. ...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Deliveroo riders cant access coronavirus hardship fund, warns union
UK on-demand food delivery startup Deliveroo has been accused of setting up an inaccessible hardship fund for couriers in the midst of the coronavirus crisis that leaves gig economy workers on its pla...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Honda to shut down North American factories for six days
Honda said Wednesday it will shutter all of its North American factories for six days due to an expected decline in the market related to the economic fallout from the spread of COVID-19, a disease ca...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Watch Sony unveil the PlayStation 5 live right here
A couple of days after Microsoft unveiled a ton of info about the Xbox Series X, Sony is about to do the exact same thing in a live video. Sony is hosting a live broadcast about the PlayStation 5 toda...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Dont be stupid and hold off on announcing your funding round
For those who have followed TechCrunch and/or me for a long time, you know that I like to harp on the fact that fewer and fewer startups are filing their Form Ds with the SEC, which discloses informat...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Yelp cancels internship program due to COVID-19 outbreak
Yelp has canceled its summer internship due to the safety threat from the COVID-19 outbreak. While health is the priority across the world right now, the move is another blow to the potential prospect...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Googles Advanced Protection program for high-risk users now includes malware protection
Google is expanding the feature set for its Advanced Protection Program, a security offering that helps safeguard Google Accounts of those at risk for targeted attacks — like politicians, journa...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch As Uber and Lyft continue to melt, the 2019 unicorn class loses its shine
You’d be excused for feeling that mid-2019 was in a different decade as far as venture-backed IPOs go. Last year saw a number of successful flotations of venture-backed technology and technology...
03:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Manage remote teams with a transparent culture
Many companies have been designed to optimize productivity when everybody is in the office. As offices close due to the coronavirus outbreak, many people are experimenting with remote work at scale fo...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon donates $1 million to D.C. organizations helping those impacted by COVID-19 outbreak
Amazon announced this morning it’s making a $1 million donation that will be split among four Washington D.C. region community foundations that are working to support vulnerable populations duri...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch All Raise CEO Pam Kostka on how the world isnt ending
This isnt the first economic downturn All Raise CEO Pam Kostka has been through. I was here during the dot-com bust and rush, and here during the financial fallout that happened, so were a little over...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Quit Genius raises $11M Series A to expand into opioid, alcohol addiction treatment
QuitGenius, the YC-backed startup that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help folks quit smoking and vaping tobacco products, has today announced the close of am $11 million Series A round. The new...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Around is the new floating head video chat multitasking app
You have to actually get work done, not just video call all day, but apps like Zoom want to take over your screen. Remote workers who need to stay in touch while staying productive are forced to juggl...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch U.S. and Canada border to close to all but non-essential and travel, says Trump
The U.S./Canada border has remained open despite measures by both countries to block and limit international flights and mobility in light of the coronavirus pandemic, but that is changing today as th...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch U.S. and Canada border to close to all but essential travel and trade
The U.S./Canada border has remained open despite measures by both countries to block and limit international flights and mobility in light of the coronavirus pandemic, but that is changing today as th...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch US stocks open lower, erasing recent gains and plunging shares deeper into bear territory
The rollercoaster ride of equity markets continues as all of the major stock indexes opened sharply lower one day after President Donald Trump announced the intention to push through a sweeping aid pa...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Lunchbox and Eniac launch a website for supporting local businesses
Many of you are probably looking for ways to support the restaurants and small businesses that are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, going out to your favorite restaurant righ...
01:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceXs latest Starlink launch included an unforeseen engine issue
While successful in its primary mission, the latest SpaceX launch wasn’t without unexpected issues: The secondary mission of recovering the Falcon 9 booster with a controlled landing failed, for...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch With the travel market in tatters, when can Airbnb go public in 2020?
It is too early to say that Airbnb will not float in 2020, but it's not too early to say that a public listing in the first half of the year is out. Let's explore why....
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Project Oasis is a Google-backed research initiative to support local news startups
As part of its $300 million News Initiative, Google is teaming up with the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Medias Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, local news association L...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Slack introduces simplified interface as usage moves deeper into companies
When Slack first launched in 2013, the product was quickly embraced by developers, and the early product reflected that. To get at advanced tools, you used a slash (/) command, but the company recogni...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch iPads become more laptop-like with the arrival of full mouse and trackpad support
Apple just dumped a bunch of hardware news online via press release. Thats just the world we live in right now. Well probably be seeing a whole lot of this in the coming weeks and months, as companies...
12:42 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Oxford scientists develop new coronavirus test that provides results in just 30 minutes
Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new coronavirus test that produces results around three times faster than the current fastest testing methods, and that requires only relatively...
12:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX breaks a Falcon 9 rocket re-use record with successful Starlink launch
SpaceX has successfully launched and deployed its sixth batch of 60 Starlink satellites, further growing its constellation for the internet broadband system it plans to launch for customers starting l...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Apple announces new iPad Pro
Apple has announced new iPad Pro models in a press release. In addition to better specifications, Apple is also releasing a new Magic Keyboard with backlit keys, a trackpad and a hinge that allows you...
12:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Apple updates Mac Mini with more storage options
Apple today announced the Mac Mini will ship with more standard storage space. Starting at $799, the base model Mac Mini now ships with a 256GB SSD, up from 128GB previously. The CPU, GPU and system m...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch The MacBook Air gets an updated keyboard and souped-up specs, starting at $999
Apple just offered up a new version of the the MacBook Air with some souped up internals, including a 10th-generation Intel processor and double the storage. Honestly, the big news here for many is pr...
12:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Lynk sends the first text message from space directly to a normal cell phone
Last year Lynk then called Ubiquitilink showed that from now on, every phone can be a satellite phone. But they’ve spent the last year honing the product and have just demonstrated the real th...
11:40 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Japanese flu drug appears effective in coronavirus treatment in Chinese clinical trials
Japanese-made flu drug favipiravir (also known as Avigan) has been shown to be effective in both reducing the duration of the COVID-19 virus in patients, and to have improved the lung conditions of th...
11:37 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch WhatsApp unveils $1M grant, info hub to fight coronavirus rumors
WhatsApp has long grappled with its platform being used to spread misinformation. In the latest move, today it announced two initiatives to fight specifically against fake news and other misinformatio...
11:04 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch 60 more Starlink satellites and attempt a Falcon 9 re-use record
SpaceX is launching its latest Starlink mission today, with a takeoff time of 8:16 AM EDT (5:16 AM PDT) currently scheduled to take place at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch will carry 60 m...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Deepgram raises $12M for enterprise speech recognition
Deepgram, a startup focused on high-quality, real-time speech recognition, announced a $12 million Series A this morning. The startup, founded a half decade ago, according to Crunchbase data, with jus...
10:25 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Israel passes emergency law to use mobile data for COVID-19 contact tracing
Israel has passed an emergency law to use mobile phone data for tracking people infected with COVID-19 including to identify and quarantine others they have come into contact with and may have infecte...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Pixar CG pioneers Pat Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull share $1M Turing Award
The 2019 Turing Award, one of the highest honors in computing, was today awarded to Pat Hanrahan and Ed Catmull, founding members of Pixar who helped shape the future of computer graphics. The two wil...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Hackers hit NutriBullet website with credit card-stealing malware
Magecart hackers have struck again, this time targeting the NutriBullet website. According to new research by security firm RiskIQ, hackers broke into the blender maker’s website several times o...
06:54 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch CcHub funds tech to curb COVID-19 on concerns of an Africa outbreak
Africa’s largest innovation incubator, CcHub, will offer funding and engineering support to tech projects aimed at curbing COVID-19 and its social and economic impact. The Lagos and Nairobi base...
05:29 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Salesforce hires former banker Arundhati Bhattacharya as chairperson and CEO of India business
Salesforce, the global giant in CRM, said on Wednesday that former banker Arundhati Bhattacharya will be joining the company on April 20 as chairperson and chief executive of its India division. The S...
12:46 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Beware of ZoomBombing: screensharing filth to video calls
The world is vulnerable to a new type of trolling as people turn to Zoom video calls to feel connected amidst quarantines. Jerks are using Zoom’s screensharing feature to blast other viewers wit...
12:37 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch County deems Tesla a non-essential business during shelter-in-place order
Tesla is not an essential business according to the Alameda County Sheriff, a declaration that could force the automaker to shutter some of its operations in the county under a shelter in-place direct...
12:17 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Quibi just released a trailer for the Reno 911! revival
If you didn’t know that Reno 911! is coming back, no one could really blame you. There’ve been rumblings about it since early December, but… well, things have been a little bananas s...
12:16 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch SoftBank reportedly balks at commitment to buy $3B in shares from WeWork shareholders
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that SoftBank Group is using regulatory investigations as a way to back out of its commitment to buy $3 billion in shares from existing WeWork shareholders. WeWork...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
Techcrunch Revolut launches Revolut Junior to help you manage allowance
Revolut is introducing a new product specifically targeted toward kids aged 7-17 years old  Revolut Junior. Revolut Junior is a new app and service that integrates directly with the main Revolut ...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook is wrongly blocking some links, including coronavirus info
Facebook appears to have a bug in its News Feed spam filter, causing URLs to legitimate websites including Medium, Buzzfeed, and USA Today to be blocked from being shared as posts or comments. The iss...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook wrongly blocked some links, including coronavirus info
Facebook suffered from a massive bug in its News Feed spam filter, causing URLs to legitimate websites including Medium, Buzzfeed, and USA Today to be blocked from being shared as posts or comments. T...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Virtual reality scales back its real world presence
While few things may me feel more like social distancing than suiting up in a haptic feedback suit and strapping a computer to your face, location-based virtual reality startups have begun closing up ...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch FAA temporarily closes tower at Chicagos Midway Airport after employees test positive for COVID-19
In another example for the farreaching effects of the coronavirus outbreak, the FAA today said that it is temporarily closing the tower at Midway Airport, the second largest airport in the Chicago are...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Fox gets deeper into streaming with $440 million acquisition of Tubi
Fox Corp., the broadcast news and entertainment company holding what remains of the Murdoch Family’s television and cable sports and media assets after the sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney, ha...
09:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Where top VCs are investing in remote events
The novel coronavirus pandemic has rapidly moved companies into a remote-first world. Nearly all of the worlds largest events have been canceled, put on pause or pivoted to online-only. In the tech wo...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Join TC tomorrow at 9 am PT for a chat about the latest YC startup batch
Hello TechCrunch friends and family, tomorrow morning at 9 am Pacific Time we’re gathering on Zoom for an in-depth chat about our favorite startups from the latest Y Combinator Demo Day. This ye...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: How do I get visas for my team to work from home?
This is totally manageable, its just another small piece to consider. Take a look at your situation and get the support you need so your team can continue to be productive....
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch CO2-based vodka startup Air Co. fully redirects its tech to making hand sanitizer for donation
An NYC-based startup that developed technology that extracts carbon dioxide from the air and combines it with water to create vodka has redirected its entire production capacity towards producing hand...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Rocket Lab gets NASA certification for official smallsat launches
Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle has received Category 1 certification from NASA, meaning it is authorized for use on more important missions, opening up a whole new revenue stream for the g...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Lime pauses scooter operations in select markets amid COVID-19
Lime is pausing its electric scooter operations in California and Washington, as well as throughout the countries of Italy, France and Spain to help keep riders safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. R...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Lightspeed-backed WorkOS launches to help startup services become enterprise-ready
With the explosive popularity of B2B services startups, it was only natural that a B2B startup would come along that’s offering a service to help startups become enterprise services themselves. ...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Good news, Bay Area, you can still go on a hike (for now)
Yesterday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a lockdown for six Bay Area Counties: San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda. The public health order marks a big ...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks gain as governments around the world pledge to prop up the global economy
In a volatile trading session that saw the White House signal intentions to release the largest stimulus package since the great recession of 2008, American stocks made up for yesterday’s losses...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Pfizer and BioNTech announce joint development of a potential COVID-19 vaccine
Pharma giant Pfizer announced on Tuesday that it’s working with BioNTech, a German company working on new kinds of immunotherapy treatments, on a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The joint effort, co...
07:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch All the companies from Y Combinators W20 Demo Day, Part IV: Healthcare, Biotech, Fintech and Nonprofits
With YC's W20 Demo Day coming in at nearly 200 companies, we've decided to split our recap into multiple posts for easier reading. These are the Healthcare/Biotech, Fintech, and Non-profit companies....
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch All the companies from Y Combinators W20 Demo Day, Part III: Hardware, Robots, AI and Developer Tools
With YC's W20 Demo Day coming in at nearly 200 companies, we've decided to split our recap into multiple posts for easier reading. These are the hardware, AI/ML, and developer-focused companies...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch All the companies from Y Combinators W20 Demo Day, Part II: Consumer Companies
With YC's W20 Demo Day coming in at nearly 200 companies, we've decided to split our recap into multiple posts for easier reading. Here are this cohort's consumer-focused companies...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch All the companies from Y Combinators W20 Demo Day, Part I: B2B Companies
Y Combinator’s Demo Day was a bit different this time around. As concerns grew over the spread of COVID-19, Y Combinator shifted the event format away from the two-day gathering in San Francisco...
07:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch United Auto Workers call on GM, Ford, FCA to shut down U.S. factories
United Auto Workers called on the Big Three automakers GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to shut down factories in the U.S. for two weeks over concerns about the spread of COVID-19, a disease c...
07:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch United Auto Workers call on GM, Ford, FCA to shut down US factories
United Auto Workers called on the Big Three automakers GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to shut down factories in the U.S. for two weeks over concerns about the spread of COVID-19, a disease c...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch U.S. government reportedly in talks with tech companies on how to use location data in COVID-19 fight
U.S. government officials are currently in discussion with a number of tech companies, including Facebook and Google, around how data from cell phones might provide methods for combatting the ongoing ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch When this growth investor expects startups will be able to raise again
Earlier today, TechCrunch caught up with Chris Sugden, a managing partner at Edison Partners, to talk about the current fundraising market, what’s next for SaaS startups and if there’s any...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Instacart shopper ratings wont affect access to orders during COVID-19 pandemic
As a way to try to ease some of the pressure and low ratings gig workers may face from panicked customers, Instacart has made some changes to its app. The first is that shopper ratings won’t aff...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch What were getting right and wrong about coronavirus and VC investing
It has only been nine days since I wrote an overview of the state of VC investing during the rise of the novel coronavirus pandemic. And what a week it has been: The markets have triggered circuit bre...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch China clamps down further on dissent as it expels journalists from NYT, WSJ, and WaPo
As China continues to handle the fallout of the novel coronavirus that first originated in Wuhan in Hubei province in early-to-mid December, the Chinese Communist Party announced today that it would r...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch China clamps down further on dissent as it expels journalists from NYT, WSJ and WaPo
As China continues to handle the fallout of the novel coronavirus that first originated in Wuhan in Hubei province in early-to-mid December, the Chinese Communist Party announced today that it would r...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Administration expands telemedicine for Medicare and encourages health plans to boost offerings
The U.S. government is moving to lift restrictions on telemedicine services and expand coverage to all Americans, even as many providers say they’re struggling to meet existing demand. The expan...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Zencastr waives hobbyist limits, since were all stuck at home podcasting now
I know, I know, dont start a podcast just because youre bored. Lets be real though, the COVID-19 situation is going to be the event that launches a million podcasts, as were all stuck at home with hou...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Waymo suspends robotaxi service except for its truly driverless vehicles
Waymo said Tuesday it is pausing operations of Waymo One, a service in the Phoenix area that allows the public to hail rides in self-driving vehicles with trained human safety operators behind the whe...
05:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Android app reviews may slow to over a week due to COVID-19 impacts, Google warns developers
Google this week warned Android developers that Play Store app review times will be much longer than normal due to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Developers should expect app reviews to take up t...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Now more than ever we need fintechs to lead on consumer transparency
As the US flirts with extreme market volatility and the possibility of its first recession since 2008, its amazing to think how much consumer financial services have changed in that time....
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch White House provides an update on COVID-19 testing in the U.S., says theres been a dramatic ramp
During a White House press briefing on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., members of the White House coronavirus task force provided updates about the current state of coronavirus testing...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch White House provides an update on COVID-19 testing in the US, says theres been a dramatic ramp
During a White House press briefing on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., members of the White House coronavirus task force provided updates about the current state of coronavirus testing...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Trump admin wants to send American workers cash immediately
As the government takes drastic measures to calm markets in the economic fallout from COVID-19, individual Americans might soon be seeing some dramatic measures of their own. In a White House press co...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Apple now says its retail stores are closed until further notice
Apple appears to be expecting a longer disruption to shopping at its physical retail stores as a result of the public health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this week, in a press releas...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Google postpones the online version of Cloud Next until further notice
A few weeks ago, Google canceledthe in-person version of Cloud Next, its largest conference of the year, amid a flurry of similar coronavirus-related cancellations of major events. Originally, Cloud N...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Trump to propose $850B stimulus
President Trump is preparing a massive stimulus proposal, Amazon adjusts to COVID-19 and HashiCorp is now valued at more than $5 billion. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 17, 2020. 1. Trump ad...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Join General Catalysts Niko Bonatsos on a live WFH conference call tomorrow at 12pm PT
Coronavirus is spreading, work from home is the new open office layout and YC Demo Day just finished yesterday, completely online. There is huge change underway in the world these days, but one thing ...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch DoorDash will offer financial assistance to delivery workers diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined
Food delivery startup DoorDash, which also runs operations for Caviar, has announced its plans to provide financial assistance to delivery workers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined. DoorD...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch White House asks construction companies to donate their N95 masks to hospitals
At today’s Coronavirus Task Force press conference, Vice President Pence asked construction companies to donate to their local hospitals their stocks of N95 respirator masks and stop ordering mo...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Ford, Daimler to suspend production at European factories due to COVID-19
Ford said Tuesday it will temporarily shut down vehicle and engine production at its factories in Europe in response to the spread of COVID-19, a disease caused by the coronavirus. The shutdown will b...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Mnuchin: We absolutely believe in keeping the markets open
At a press conference in Washington, D.C. today, United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin assured a room full of reporters that the government has no plans to shut down the markets. Pose...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook announces $100M grant program for small businesses
Regardless of how COVID-19 pandemic plays out in the coming weeks and months, it’s already been brutal for small businesses, with some of them forced close for public safety, while others are ta...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Nielsen explains how COVID-19 could impact media usage across the U.S.
With U.S. consumers asked to refrain from social gatherings and shelter-in-place at home due to COVID-19, media consumption is prepared to boom. Based on Nielsen data from prior major crises in recent...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Nielsen explains how COVID-19 could impact media usage across the US
With U.S. consumers asked to refrain from social gatherings and shelter-in-place at home due to COVID-19, media consumption is prepared to boom. Based on Nielsen data from prior major crises in recent...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Movies Anywhere to launch a movie-sharing feature called Screen Pass
Movies Anywhere, the digital locker service that lets you access your purchased movies from across services including iTunes, Vudu, Prime Video, YouTube, Xfinity, and others, is preparing to launch a ...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Extra Crunch members get 60% off data privacy platform Osano
Extra Crunch is excited to announce a new community perk from Startup Battlefield alum Osano. Starting today, annual and two-year members of Extra Crunch can receive 60% off their data privacy managem...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch SoftBanks debt outlook turns negative
Japanese telecom conglomerate SoftBank Group has faced a litany of bad news in recent weeks, including reported revelations from the Wall Street Journal that the head of its Vision Fund was using corp...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Have hundreds of unicorns missed their exit window as Q1 IPOs grind to a halt?
As investors struggle to price the stock market as economic and political news continues to break, the private market is entering a rough period....
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Oura raises $28 million for its health and sleep tracking ring
Smart rings are still a relatively young category in the wearable hardware world, but the Oura Ring seems to be a standout in terms of early success. The Oura Ring hardware is sleek and packed with se...
03:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Spectro Cloud launches with $7.5M investment to help developers build Kubernetes clusters their way
By now we know that Kubernetes is a wildly popular container management platform, but if you want to use it, you pretty much have to choose between having someone manage it for you or building it your...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch The Dispatch, a news organization built on Substack, passes $1M in annual revenue
Is there an audience for a center-right news publication focused on original reporting and analysis? That’s the proposition that The Dispatch set out to test when it launched last October, and t...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch AMC will close all US theaters for six to 12 weeks
AMC this morning formally announced that it will close all locations in the United States for between six to 12 weeks, beginning today. The move comes on the heels of a partial shutdown by the largest...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Trump administration proposes $850 billion stimulus package to stabilize the economy
The Trump administration is heading to Congress to ask for a $850 billion stimulus package to stabilize an economy shaken by the dramatic response to the novel coronavirus, according to multiple repor...
02:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon limiting shipments to certain types of products due to COVID-19 pandemic
Amazon’s “Fulfillment by Amazon” (FBA) program, through which it provides warehousing and shipment services for products from third-party sellers, was well as its larger vendor shipm...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Addapptation snares $1.3M seed to build a better UX for Salesforce
Addapptation, a startup that wants to build a practical design layer on top of Salesforce and other enterprise tools, announced a $1.3 million seed investment today. 2048 Ventures led the round with p...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Nintendos online Switch services are experiencing an outage when we need them most
The era of social distancing is going to be put a lot of existing systems to the test. Nintendos online services for the Switch have been experiencing outages in the U.S. and parts of Europe. The comp...
01:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch As the world waits for more economic stimulus, stocks stabilize following Mondays market rout
Investors seem to be taking a wait-and-see approach to the markets right now, after a bumpy evening where a Presidential tweet and commitment of economic support seemingly sent traders to smash buy bu...
01:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX will launch Intelsats next satellite using a re-used Falcon 9 in 2022
Intelsat has tapped SpaceX for the launch of its Intelsat 40e spacecraft, a high-throughput communications satellite that will join the company’s existing geostationary network. The satellite is...
01:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Tuesday: Wild markets, a neat early-stage round, and the closed IPO window
Good morning friends, and welcome back toTechCrunchs Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if youve listened to the show o...
01:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Tuesday: Wild markets, a neat early-stage round and the closed IPO window
Good morning friends, and welcome back toTechCrunchs Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if youve listened to the show o...
01:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Veteran VC Mike Volpi discusses investing and fundraising in a very difficult time
Last week, I talked with Mike Volpi, longtime Index Ventures partner and the former head of M&A at Cisco for many years before that. We originally planned to talk about Index and general market tr...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Volkswagen prepares to halt production at European plants, likely for a few weeks
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess this week announced plans to suspend production at European factories, over COVID-19 fears. The news will impact a number of prominent makes under the umbrella of the worl...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch ReMarkables redesigned e-paper tablet is more powerful and more papery
It's no secret I'm a fan of the reMarkable, a tablet with a paper-like display that's focused on text and sketching rather than rich media and games. The sequel to the original, announced today, looks...
12:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch New study of COVID-19 patients immune response could inform future treatment
A new study published in science journal Nature Medicine (via Bloomberg) examines the case of a patient who contracted COVID-19 in Wuhan and fell ill in Melbourne, Australia could provide a more compr...
12:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Business banking fintech Penta raises another 18.5M
Penta, theBerlin-based business banking challenger that also now operates in Italy,has raised 18.5 million, described as the first closing of a new funding round. Leading the round is new investor RTP...
11:12 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Uber suspends Uber Pool shared rides in the U.S. and Canada to help limit coronavirus spread
Uber has suspended its shared ‘Uber Pool’ class of rides, the company announced on Tuesday. The Uber Pool option would match up to three passengers together in one vehicle based on their d...
11:02 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch YC-backed EduRev wants to democratize online learning in India
As edtech startups emerge and expand in India, millions of students in the country now have an additional option to choose from when they prepare for competitive exams. But despite the proliferation o...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Refurbished electronics startup Refurbed raises $17M round, led by Evli Growth Partners
Renewed phones, laptops and tablets can be as much as 40% cheaper than their brand new cousins, working equally as well and, because they have been saved from the scrapheap, are therefore a great deal...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch GiveVision partners with Sony to develop and manufacture wearables for people with visual impairments
GiveVision, the U.K. startup creating wearable technology to help “restore” sight to people with visual impairments, is partnering with Sony (via the Sony UK Technology Centre) to develop ...
07:12 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Model Y deliveries begin: Heres what is new in Teslas EV crossover
Tesla said Monday it has started delivering the Model Y crossover to customers in the U.S., hitting a milestone one year after unveiling the prototype and six months ahead of schedule. Reports of deli...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Monzo launches free and paid-for business bank accounts
Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, is officially launching business bank accounts today, after an extensive trial period over the last 12 months that saw early access given to 2,500 business customers. ...
05:24 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch UNESCO updates distance-learning guide for the 776.7 million children worldwide affected by school closures
As schools around the world close or move classes online to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many parents and educators are scrambling for ideas. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural ...
03:44 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformation
In an unprecedented move to reassure customers and flag the potential for misinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms, all of the major social media companies and their parent corporations issued...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Torch & Everwise merge into affordable exec coaching for all
While companies might pay for a CEO coach, lower level employees often get stuck with lame skill-building worksheets or no mentorship at all. Not only does that limit their potential productivity, but...
02:59 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Can investors invoke so-called force majeure clauses to get out deals? Expect some to start trying
Event organizers were the first to be hit hard.As fear of the spread of Covid-19 began to sweep cities and countries around the world last month, one by one, large conferences with long uninterrupted ...
02:59 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch Can investors invoke so-called force majeure clauses to get out of deals? Expect some to start trying
Event organizers were the first to be hit hard. As fear of the spread of COVID-19 began to sweep cities and countries around the world last month, one by one, large conferences with long uninterrupted...
01:50 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch States strategize to protect voters as COVID-19 changes some primary plans
This week brings another batch of Democratic primaries, this time in Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. But a lot has changed since Super Tuesday. Lately, a lot changes every hour. In a joint statem...
12:26 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch HashiCorp soars above $5B valuation in new $175M venture round
The rise of the cloud over the past decade has forced software developers and DevOps engineers to completely rearchitect the modern web application, ensuring scalability, performance, and security. Th...
12:06 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch YC CEO Michael Seibel opens up about his accelerators first online-only Demo Day
Y Combinators Demo Day has historically drawn crowds of investors and journalists into a big warehouse to watch hundreds of startups come out to the public for the first time ever. Think two minute pi...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
Techcrunch TransferWise partners with Alipay for international money transfers
TransferWise, the London-headquartered international money transfer service most recently valued by investors at $3.5 billion, has partnered with China’s Aliplay for international transfers. The...
11:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch The hidden cost of food delivery
The food delivery ecosystem suffers from a lack of differentiation, compounded by an opaque and confusing web of markups and fees....
11:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch San Franciscos shelter-in-place order does not apply to gig workers
Earlier today, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a shelter-in-place order in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order legally requires people to stay home as much as possible unle...
11:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Staff angered as Charter prohibits working from home despite spread of coronavirus
An engineer from Charter, one of the largest phone and internet providers in the U.S., sent an email blast to a senior vice president and hundreds of engineers on Friday. In the email, Nick Wheeler, a...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Former Coinbase exec is now down with OCC (the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Former Coinbase chief legal officer Brian Brooks has been tapped as the chief operating officer and first deputy comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, beginning April 1, 2020. ...
10:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Regal is closing all theaters until further notice over COVID-19 fears
Three days after announcing plans to reduce theater attendance by 50%, Regal Cinemas announced that it will be closing all theater locations, effective March 17. The company announced the news via soc...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Rocket Lab to acquire satellite hardware maker Sinclair Interplanetary
Rocket Lab is acquiring Sinclair Interplanetary, a manufacturer of spacecraft hardware based in Toronto that has provided hardware for more than 90 satellites sent to orbit to date, including AstroDig...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Peloton stock spikes as the at-home fitness company finds potential customers stuck at home
As governments across the country weigh whether to push non-essential public venues like gyms to close, more people are searching out expensive gear from Peloton . The public markets are obviously see...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been in regular contact with the White House on coronavirus pandemic
During a White House briefing on Monday detailing new recommendations regarding public health from the administration’s coronavirus task force and the CDC, President Trump was asked by a member ...
09:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch NBCUniversal will break the theatrical window to release The Invisible Man and other movies on-demand
NBCUniversal announced today that its movie studio Universal Pictures and specialty label Focus Features will be releasing their films in theaters and on-demand, simultaneously. In other words, itR...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Lawmakers look to bridge homework gap with subsidized Wi-Fi hotspots for students
Schools around the country are closing, and while some universities are able to switch to online classes, that’s not really an option for K-12 students, many of whom lack the necessary equipment...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch You can ask to skip your Apple Card payment for March, Apple tells customers
Apple and Goldman Sachs will allow Apple Card holders to skip their March payment without incurring interest by signing up for a Customer Assistance Program, Apple is informing its customers. Existing...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch All major indices take a hit as COVID-19 pandemic continues
All major indices fell sharply Monday as the COVID-19 pandemic continued its spread, prompting airlines to slash capacity and state and local officials to close schools and businesses like restaurants...
08:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch In retrospect, Disneys CEO switch was a decisive act of crisis management
Disney surprised the media industry on February 25 when it announced that longtime CEO Bob Iger had replaced himself with executive Bob Chapek. The abruptness of the news and the choice of successor, ...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 employees to keep up with demand
Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 new employees for its warehouse and delivery operations in the U.S. to keep up with demand during the current coronavirus outbreak, the company said today. Workers in...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch President says Senate to revise House aid bill to make it fair for everybody
In a press conference on Monday, President Donald Trump indicated that the Senate is set to revisit an aid package designed to respond to the economic and social stresses caused by the novel coronavir...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch White House says to avoid gatherings of 10 or more, Trump suggests US coronavirus pandemic could last until August
The White House held another press briefing on Monday to provide an update on its response to the continued coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. President Trump opened by identifying new guidelines in pla...
08:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch How Uber, Lyft, Seamless and more are addressing taxed gig economy workers
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is going to prove a major test of the gig economy. Already an ever-increasingly important part of our daily lives, grocery and food delivery services along with ride-hailin...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Bay Area counties announce lockdown through April 7
Six Bay Area counties San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda announced a shelter in place order. The lockdown, unveiled at a press conference earlier, starts at 12:01...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch To slow coronavirus spread, EU countries and Russia join the list of countries officially closing their borders to all but essential travel
One of the defining characteristics of the European Union has been its strong policy of taking an open approach when it comes to borders in the region: the EU may be a collection of individual countri...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Uber Eats waives delivery fees for independent restaurants during COVID-19 pandemic
Uber Eats said Monday it will waive delivery fees for all orders from independently owned restaurants on the app as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and causes cities to shutter all non-essen...
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Travel savings tool Service shuts down, citing COVID-19 downturn
Service, a tool that helped you get compensation when there are flight delays and find lower hotel rates after you’ve already booked, today said it would shut down its service. The company, whic...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch With launch of COVID-19 data hub, the White House issues a call to action for AI researchers
In a briefing on Monday, research leaders across tech, academia, and the government joined the White House to announce an open dataset full of scientific literature on the novel coronavirus. The COVID...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch YC grad SINAI helps companies understand their emissions in a bid to fight climate change
The first step to combating climate change for businesses is for them to understand their contributions to it. That’s where the new Y Combinator graduate, SINAI Technologies, comes in. Founded b...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch No mute necessary: Taiv replaces live TV ads at bars with custom content
Live TV is a staple of bars and restaurants, packing sports fans in during playoffs and convincing people to grab one more beer to finish off that late-night X-Files rerun before heading home. But the...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Varsity Tutors launches Virtual School Day for free amid COVID-19 school closures
Varsity Tutors, the edtech company looking to connect students with tutors live and on-demand, is today releasing a free product called Virtual School Day for students and parents, as schools close ac...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch To make locks touchless, Proxy bluetooth ID raises $42M
We need to go hands-off in the age of coronavirus. That means touching fewer doors, elevators, and sign-in iPads. But once a building is using phone-based identity for security, there’s opportun...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Canada closes border to all foreign nationals except Americans, will block even citizens with symptoms
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a number of additional measures being taken at a federal level in Canada to prevent further spread of the coronavirus within the country. The most extr...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch YouTube warns of increased video removals during COVID-19 crisis
YouTube today warned its creator community that video removals may increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said its systems today rely on a combination of technology followed by human revie...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch WHO calls for rapid escalation in global COVID-19 response, including testing and isolation
The World Health Organization (WHO) held a briefing today for media to update them on the current status of the global pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and called out worldwide efforts on what th...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch GitHub nabs JavaScript packaging vendor npm
GitHub, the developer repository owned by Microsoft, made a little deal of its own this morning when it bought JavaScript packaging vendor npm for an undisclosed amount. As GitHub CEO Nat Friedman wro...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Mattermost CEO Ian Tien on building a successful remote team
Mattermost is pretty open about what it is: an open-source, self-hosted alternative to Slack . The team didn’t originally set out to build a messaging tool at all; they wanted to build video gam...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Edtech notches a win as Teachable is acquired by Hotmart
Edtech has been a hot category for investors for some time. Surging demand for better classes globally from new entrants to the knowledge economy has pushed revenues to new highs. Now, coupled with th...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Verilys coronavirus screening site is already out of testing appointments
Last night, slightly ahead of schedule, Verily launched its much-discussed coronavirus screening site. On the site, which is only available in parts of the Bay Area, users can describe their symptoms ...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Alphabets Verily launches COVID-19 screening site
Alphabet launches a site for COVID-19 test screening, the stock market continues to fall and Microsoft Teams goes down. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 16, 2020. 1. Alphabets Verily launches ...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Impossible Foods confirms $500 million fundraising, has raised $1.3 billion in total
Impossible Foods, the privately held meat replacement challenger to publicly traded Beyond Meat, said it has raised roughly $500 million in its latest round of funding. The new investment brings the c...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Grocery delivery apps see record downloads amid coronavirus outbreak
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the U.S., grocery delivery apps have begun seeing record numbers of daily downloads, according to new data from app store intelligence firm Apptopia. On Sunday,...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Online ID verification is seeing a spike in demand driven by COVID-19
With many businesses switching staff to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic there’s been a clearly chronicled surge in demand for videoconferencing and others comms tools like Zoom. Othe...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Kenya turns to M-Pesa mobile-money to stem the spread of COVID-19
Kenya’s largest teleco, Safaricom, will implement a fee-waiver on East Africa’s leading mobile-money product, M-Pesa, to reduce the physical exchange of currency in response to the COVID-1...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch YC graduate Genecis Bioindustries turns food waste into compostable plastics
Unfortunately, the world doesn’t have a constant quantity of problems, and while governments and most private businesses are focused on tackling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, companies like Gen...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Wheres the Zoom of VR?
Remote collaboration tools like Zoom are gathering massive amounts of attention as people begin working from home en masse. But, as with most trends, virtual reality seems to be sitting out this boom....
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Online printing site Doxzoo exposed thousands of customer files
Doxzoo proudly says on its website that your “documents are in safe hands.” But for some time, that wasn’t true. The U.K. printing company left its customer files on a cloud storage ...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Riot automatically educates your team about phishing
Meet Riot, a company participating in Y Combinators current batch that wants to help you fight phishing attempts. Riot runs fake phishing campaigns on your employees. For instance, your team members c...
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft Teams goes down just as everyone starts working from home
Microsoft Teams, the collaboration software that rivals Slack, is currently down. A lot of workers are staying at home because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Countries are shutting borders, enti...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Insight Partners sells security firm Checkmarx to Hellman & Friedman for $1.15B
Checkmarx, an Israeli security company acquired in 2015 by private equity firm Insight Partners with an $84 million investment, was sold today to Hellman & Friedman, another private equity firm at...
02:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch A snapshot of the leading startups in Africas top VC markets
TechCrunch did a synopsis recently on Africa’s 2019 VC stats. Analyses from investment fund Partech and media outlets Disrupt Africa and WeeTracker came up with varied numbers, but there was a c...
02:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft just revealed a ton of new info about the Xbox Series X
There will be no E3 this summer. And quite frankly, the future of just about every conference for the year looks to be in jeopardy, at best. Understandably, Microsoft is releasing most of the Xbox Ser...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Stock markets halted for third time as heavy selling trips circuit breakers due to coronavirus scare
The morning after the Federal Reserve cut its interest rates to near zero at the urging of the President (a move meant to stabilize jittery markets worried about the economic fallout from the global r...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Stock markets halted for unprecedented third time due to coronavirus scare
The morning after the Federal Reserve cut its interest rates to near zero at the urging of the President (a move meant to stabilize jittery markets worried about the economic fallout from the global r...
01:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Eventbrite confirms the coronavirus outbreak will materially impact its business
Global ticketing and events business Eventbrite announced this morning its business outlook will be materially impacted by the COVD-19 pandemic, as many have already suspected. Specifically, the compa...
01:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Launches from Europes spaceport are suspended in light of COVID-19
Despite indications just a few days ago that launches as soon as later this month were on track as planned, Arianespace announced on Monday that they made the tough call to suspend operations at the G...
01:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Huboo picks up investment from Maersk Growth, the venture arm of container logistics giant A.P. Moller Maersk
Huboo, the U.K. startup that operates a multi-channel fulfilment service for e-commerce businesses of varying sizes, has picked up an undisclosed amount of investment from Maersk Growth, the venture a...
01:05 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Lockheed Martin CEO Marilyn Hewson to be succeeded by board member James Taiclet
Lockheed Martin has announced a major shift in its corporate leadership: CEO Marilyn Hewson, who has been in the role since 2013, will be replaced by board member and American Tower President and CEO ...
12:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Alphabets Verily launches its California COVID-19 test screening site in a limited pilot
Alphabet -owned health technology company Verily has launched the COVID-19 screening site that was first misrepresented by President Trump as a broadly focused coronavirus web-based screening and test...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch FAANG stocks diverge in performance as coronavirus reaches critical period
Its looking to be another wild week on Wall Street, with index futures showing hefty drops in the 5% range following the Feds announcement over the weekend of an interest rate cut and an expansion of ...
12:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch The latest Powerbeats bring Pro-style updates to a tethered design at $149
After several weeks worth of leaks, the latest version of Apple/Beats Powerbeats arrive this week. One key thing many of the rumors got wrong is the name. There will be no Powerbeats 4 not for now, a...
11:58 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch First U.S. clinical human trial of potential coronavirus vaccine set to start Monday
A human clinical trial of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus will begin on Monday, the AP reports. The trial, which will test the effects of an experimental vaccine shot developed by the Nati...
11:58 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch First US clinical human trial of potential coronavirus vaccine set to start Monday
A human clinical trial of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus will begin on Monday, the AP reports. The trial, which will test the effects of an experimental vaccine shot developed by the Nati...
11:15 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Apple fined record $1.2B in France over anti-competitive sales practices
The wheels of the regulatory machine continue to turn, and today Apple, along with two of its wholesale partners, was dealt a major blow in France over antitrust violations, by receiving the biggest-e...
10:02 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Startups developing tech to combat COVID-19 urged to apply for fast-track EU funding
The European Commission put out a call Friday for startups and small businesses which are developing technologies that could help combat the COVID-19 outbreak to apply for fast-track EU funding. The p...
04:04 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Americas largest companies are not covered under congressional coronavirus aid package
America’s largest companies are not covered under a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Friday that is supposed to support American workers impacted by the spread of the novel coronav...
04:04 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Workers at Americas largest companies are not covered under coronavirus aid package
Workers at America’s largest companies are not covered under a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Friday that is supposed to support American workers impacted by the spread of the no...
01:27 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler join UAW to form coronavirus task force
The Big 3 Detroit automakers GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have partnered with United Auto Workers to form a task force aimed at protecting workers and limiting the spread of COVID-19, the...
12:37 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch UK lays out plans for legal e-scooters, medical drones and more transportation innovation in test cities
Electric scooters are still unlawful to use on public roads and pavements in the UK, but that hasn’t stopped many consumers from using them anyway to get from A to B. Now, in an effort to wean p...
12:08 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch CDC issues new guidance against gatherings of 50 or more people for the next 8 weeks
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance(also available in full below) regarding large group gatherings and events in light of the ongoing effort to combat th...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
Techcrunch Y Combinator may go fully remote for its next cohort
Y Combinator said that it may make its Summer 2020 accelerator program entirely virtual, proving that even the world’s premiere accelerator isn’t immune to having its business reshaped by ...
10:48 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
Techcrunch As social distancing measure, Starbucks temporarily shifts to to go model in US and Canada
Beginning today, Starbucks is instituting a temporary move to a to go model for all of its locations in the U.S. and Canada. One of the more sweeping actions taken by a major food chain, the coffee gi...
10:05 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
Techcrunch Trump says Google CEO Sundar Pichai called to apologize
At what is now a daily coronavirus press briefing at the White House, President Trump today said that Google CEO Sundar Pichai called him to apologize. What Pichai apologized for wasn’t immediat...
09:35 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
Techcrunch US slashes federal interest rates in response to the coronavirus pandemic
The Trump administration has slashed federal interest rates as part of an effort to stabilize the economy following a rocky week on the financial markets. The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates t...
05:56 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
Techcrunch American Airlines cuts long-haul international flights by 75%
American Airlines said it will suspend 75% of its long-haul international flights from the U.S., beginning March 16 in response to decreased demand and government travel restrictions put in place to l...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
Techcrunch UK is advising against all travel to the US amid the coronavirus pandemic
The U.K. government is advising citizens and residents against all travel to the U.S. in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a brief statement, the U.K. Foreign Office said it is “advising ...
01:37 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX aborts launch attempt of sixth batch of Starlink satellites due to engine power issue
SpaceX was attempting to launch its sixth batch of Starlink internet broadband satellites, but the launch was aborted when the countdown timer reached zero. On the live feed of the launch, SpaceX engi...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
Techcrunch Our infected machine
We are handling the first real global crisis since the Cold War with staggering incompetence. People are already dying en masse. We all need to stay home and stay away from one another. If we wait unt...
12:58 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch more Starlink satellites and go for a Falcon 9 re-use record
UPDATE: SpaceX aborted today’s attempt, and will reset for a future attempt at a time and date to be determined. SpaceX is launching its latest Starlink mission today, with a takeoff time of 9:2...
11:45 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch How big tech is taking on COVID-19
Over the past week, one thing has become painfully clear for U.S. residents: COVID-19 is going to permeate every aspect of our lives for a long time to come. Those of us in and around tech have been n...
08:06 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch Apple sets restrictions for COVID-19-related apps
Apple today put in place more COVID-19-related safeguards this time centered on its App Store. In a note posted to its developer community, the company explains that it will take steps to vet submiss...
06:31 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Devs is a strange and delightful technothriller
Given its name, you might expect “Devs” which launched earlier this month on the newFX on Hulu to be a “Silicon Valley”-style sitcom about the tech industry. And there are in...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Investors are excited to write checks during the pandemic
Some startup investors are so uncertain about the current economic environment that they are hesitating to give us their forecasts on the record (this never happens). But others tell us they see the h...
05:53 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch White House now says pilot of coronavirus screening site will roll out Monday for Bay Area
After President Trump announced that the government was working with Google to build a coronavirus screening site that was at the core of the administration testing process, Google quickly corrected t...
05:46 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch NASAs Orion spacecraft completes testing ahead of Artemis 1 Moon mission
NASA has completed the testing process meant to simulate performance in in-space conditions for its Orion crew spacecraft, developed by Lockheed Martin and designed to carry crew on the agency’s...
05:20 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch This startup got a meeting with Mark Suster by getting clever with Google ads
Startups have done some wild things to get the attention of VCs. In fact, Instacart founder Apoorva Mehta sent YC partner (at the time) Garry Tan a six-pack of beer through the service after missing t...
05:19 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch UK and Ireland added to US travel ban amid COVID-19 concerns
In a press conference yesterday, featuring a parade of executives from companies like CVS and Target, Trump hinted at the possibility of adding the U.K. and Ireland to a growing list of countries bann...
03:55 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: WWDC goes online, coronavirus leads to more cancellations, sneaky spy apps exposed
Welcome back to This Week inApps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, wit...
03:52 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch Homebound parents rejoice, Disney is releasing Frozen 2 on its streamer on Sunday
Late Friday night, Disney said that it would be making Frozen 2 available this Sunday, March 15. The accelerated release date, a full three months ahead of its planned date, comes as all sorts of rele...
03:04 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch Apple is closing all of its stores outside of China until March 27
Apple will be closing all of its stores outside of China until March 27th. In a statement on the company’s website attributed to Tim Cook, the company attributed the decision to lessons it had l...
02:08 am GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch White House and House Democrats agree to funding package for paid sick leave, funding for tests
Late Friday night, after nearly two full days of negotiations, the House of Representatives is finally set to pass a bipartisan plan to provide sweeping new benefits to workers and businesses affected...
12:45 am GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon cancels re:MARS 2020 event amid COVID-19 outbreak
Amazon has canceled re:MARS 2020, an annual AI event that focuses on machine learning, automation, robotics and space, over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled to be held Jun...
11:06 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Despite Trumps claims, Google isnt building the coronavirus screening site and its not ready
In a press conference at the White House, President Trump today announced that 1,700 Google engineers were working on a coronavirus screening site. That site was supposedly the first step in a new scr...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Three travel startups tell us how theyre responding to the coronavirus crisis
With the globalized world going into partial or complete lock down over the Covid-19 pandemic, startups in the travel sector are facing a huge stress test and immediate disruption to business as usual...
10:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch ZTE is being investigated over possible bribery
ZTEs struggles with the U.S. government generally havent been as high-profile as fellow Chinese mobile giant Huawei, but the company has still had its share of issues in recent years. The latest wrink...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Bill Gates leaves Microsofts board
Bill Gates has stepped down from the board of Microsoft to spend more time on his philanthropic endeavors, the company announced Friday afternoon. Though he will remain technology advisor to CEO Satya...
09:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Glisten uses computer vision to break down fashion photos to their styles and parts
It's amazing that in this day and age, the best way to search for new clothes is to click a few check boxes and then scroll through endless pictures. Why can't you search for "green patterned scoop ne...
09:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Glisten uses computer vision to break down product photos to their most important parts
It's amazing that in this day and age, the best way to search for new clothes is to click a few check boxes and then scroll through endless pictures. Why can't you search for "green patterned scoop ne...
09:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Sponsors could be key to solving techs lack of gender diversity
If tech companies want to ignite real change within the industry, they must bolster their dedication to empowering female talent....
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch TechCrunch is postponing Early Stage SF and Sessions: Mobility
Just like you, we at TechCrunch have been keeping a close eye on the developing situation around the novel coronavirus outbreak. This is indeed a challenging time for families and businesses across th...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch NewView Capitals Ravi Viswanathan on how mature companies can survive this market
Ravi Viswanathan has been an investor long enough to see some serious ups and downs. Viswanathan most recently founded NewView Capital a couple of years ago a firm that launched with $1.35 billion fr...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch FitnessAI races past $1M ARR heading into YC Demo Day
Y Combinator’s Demo Day is a key soire on the startup calendar. This year, however, instead of a packed room replete with short pitches and lackluster catering, Demo Day has gone virtual. Even m...
08:50 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch The good SaaS times will end and challenges are coming
Because a lot of SaaS leaders have never run a business through one, it might be helpful to share some ideas on how to be ready for the inevitable slump....
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks spike as President Trump declares national emergency
President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, which began just a half hour before the market closed, pushed stocks higher Friday, providing at least temporary relief to shares that ha...
08:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch President Trump declares emergency order to free funds and loosen regulations for healthcare facilities
In an announcement from the White House Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump said that he has announced an emergency declaration to free up more federal resources that states can access as they re...
07:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch White House teams up with Google to build Coronavirus screening site
During a press conference at the White House, President Trump today announced that the government is working with Google to build an online screening website for COVID-19. The announcement was short o...
07:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Delta Air Lines cuts capacity by 40%
Industries across the spectrum are struggling to meet the challenges that the current Coronavirus outbreak presents. Few, though, are as immediately impacted as the airlines (and all the third-party c...
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Instagram uses its power to put Coronavirus tips atop feed
Instagram is embracing its potential as a news source, employing its ubiquity to distribute Coronavirus prevention techniques through a new call-out at the top of its homescreen feed. In some countrie...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch An Apple Store employee on leave has tested positive for COVID-19 in Santa Monica
An Apple Store employee who was on leave from the Third St. Promenade store in Santa Monica, California tested positive for COVID-19 late yesterday. The employee had been on leave to care for a relati...
06:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch n8n, a fair code workflow automation platform, raises seed from Sequoia as VC firm steps up in Europe
When concerns about the novel coronavirus — and subsequent changes in activity — are not bringing productivity to a halt (and perhaps especially in times of needing to be as efficient as p...
06:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch How to buy back your startup from a tech giant like WeWork
When SEO and marketing company Conductor sold to WeWork in March 2018, it was a bit of a last-ditch effort. Leading up to the sale, Conductor’s executives and employees owned around 9% of the co...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Handle.com helps independent construction workers get paid on time
From long payment cycles to antiquated processes on how to bill workers, the hefty inefficiencies of the construction industry are long overdue for innovation. Enter startups such as the large venture...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Online code collaboration tool Glitch votes to unionize
Employees of online software collaboration tool Glitch today announced their intentions to unionize. The news was made official by the Communications Workers of America Union, the largest media and co...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: FDA approves speedier coronavirus test
A just-approved test could speed up the rate of coronavirus testing, the stock market had a historically bad day yesterday and Russian trolls shift to outsourcing. Here’s your Daily Crunch for M...
05:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch NASA boosts existing astronaut health protection measures in light of coronavirus
NASA is supplementing its standard protocols and processes for ensuring the health of the astronauts meant to take part in the initial commercial crew spaceflight program with added measures designed ...
05:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook commits $20M to UNF, WHO and CDC to tackle COVID-19
Facebook said on Friday that it is committing to match $20 million in donations, a fraction of its quarterly profit, to support global relief efforts for COVID-19 coronavirus. Mark Zuckerberg, the soc...
04:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Apple makes WWDC online-only, amid COVID-19 concerns
Apple today announced that it would follow moves by other major tech firms by canceling the in-person element of its annual World Wide Developers Conference in June. Rather than holding the big event ...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Airbnb extends no-charge cancellation policy due to coronavirus
Airbnb has announced updates to its policies that provide reservation cancellations without charge for stays booked in specific areas, as a result of the current state of the global coronavirus pandem...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Annual Space Symposium event postponed due to coronavirus
The 36th annual Space Symposium event, which was set to take place between March 30 and April 2 this year, has officially been postponed in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. There isn’t...
02:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Pentagon asks court for time to reconsider JEDI award to Microsoft
The JEDI contract award process might never be done. Following legal challenges from Amazon after the Pentagon’s massive, $10 billion cloud contract was awarded to Microsoft in October, the Pent...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch As remote work booms, Slack stumbles
As COVID-19 continues to changehow many workers and students approach their daily labors, demand for some remote work friendly products is booming....
02:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch FDA approves new Coronavirus test that could speed rate of testing up to tenfold
The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration has granted emergency approval for use of a new test that can increase the range of testing patients by up to 10 times compared to methods in use currently, B...
01:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks sharply rebound as markets rally on expectations of government bailout, testing
As America’s fractured Congress inches closer to anagreement on a comprehensive bailout for the economic hardships businesses and workers are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stocks are pois...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Startup founders are building companies on WhatsApp
In Asia, where I work as a partner at an early-stage VC, startups are regularly rolling out a minimum viable product (MVP) and then transacting on messaging apps....
01:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Princess Cruises, hobbled by the coronavirus, admits data breach
Princess Cruises, the cruise liner forced to halt its global operations after two of its ships confirmed on-board outbreaks of coronavirus, has now confirmed a data breach. The notice posted on its we...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Raising money in a bear market, and what happened with Sequoia and Finix?
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today was something a bit special. We’d originally hoped to have t...
03:05 am GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft moves its 2020 Build developer conference online
May is traditionally a month of big developer conferences, with Facebook F8, Google I/O and Microsoft Build often happening within the same two-week period. But not this year. After F8 and I/O were al...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Coronavirus could force ISPs to abandon data caps forever
Pressure from the global pandemic has broadband companies loosening the arbitrary restrictions on the connections users pay for and this may be the beginning of the end for the data caps we've lived ...
12:16 am GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
Techcrunch Epic Games buys UK facial mapping startup Cubic Motion
Epic Games announced today that it’s buying Cubic Motion,a computer vision startup that’s been building out a platform for capturing more realistic facial animations with a complex camera ...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon asks all employees to work from home, if they can
Amazon issued guidance Thursday in response to the COVID-19 outbreak recommending that global employees who are able to work from home to do so through the end of March. We continue to work closely wi...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Google employee in Bangalore tests positive for coronavirus
Google said on Thursday that an employee at its office in Bangalore, India has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus and the firm has asked all the other employees in that office to work from h...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Heartbeat Health raises $8.2M to improve cardiovascular care
While you’ve probably spent a lot of today thinking about the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s worth remembering that other health issues aren’t going away and that heart disease remains the...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Russian trolls are outsourcing to Africa to stoke US racial tensions
With tech companies wise to many of the tactics that Russia’s now-infamous troll farms used to seed disinformation during the 2016 election, those campaigns are getting creative. According to a ...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch 5G devices were less than 1% of US smartphone purchases in 2019
No surprise, really, that 5G smartphone sales are on the way up. Frankly, theres really no other way to go, according to the latest numbers from NPDs Mobile Phone Tracking. The firm noted that 5G hand...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Hackers are jumping on the COVID-19 pandemic to spread malware
If there’s one thing certain during a pandemic, it’s that hackers will use it for their own gain. Don’t be too surprised. Every time there’s a major news story, a world event o...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Does coronavirus need a brand?
Stay with me here. As we enter the full throes of coronavirus spread in the US, its becoming incredibly evident that we cannot depend on the Federal apparatus to clearly communicate any of the necessa...
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Verizon increases network infrastructure investment by $500M
Verizon said Thursday it will boost investment in network infrastructure, increasing its capital guidance by $500 million, to prepare for the rise in telecommuting and online learning amid the coronav...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Reporters Without Borders uses Minecraft to sneak censored works across borders
Censorship takes many forms, but even the most restrictive countries can’t block every single path for information they’d rather not get in (or out). Reporters Without Borders has identifi...
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks dive on Dows worst day since 1987, tech crashes and Bitcoin is no haven
Well, that was terrible. During the day’s wild trading session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by just under 10% in what was the largest single-day percentage decline since the ...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Slack shares plummet 20% after its growth forecast fails to excite investors
Today after the bell, Slack, a popular workplace communication product, reported its FQ4 2020 earnings, the three-month period ending January 31 2020. The company’s results came in ahead of expe...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch European Commission goes teleworking by default over COVID-19
The European Commission is switching all staff in “non-critical functions” to remote working from next Monday in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In an email sent to staff today the Comm...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Yext aims to deliver more coronavirus-related answers by making its site search free
Yext says that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s making its Yext Answers site search product free for 90 days. You might not see an obvious connection between site search and a worldwid...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Bored at home? Come hang out with TechCrunch at 12:30pm PT on a live call
Are you working from home? Are you lonely? Do you miss human interaction? Did you finally get your home office setup looking good? Then join us today for our first ever (and possibly last) TechCrunch-...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Maintain data security when staff is working from home
The coronavirus pandemic has left governments floundering, businesses unprepared and citizens scrambling for hand sanitizer like it’s worth its weight in gold. The sense of general unpreparednes...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch EV startup Bollinger targets commercial industry with its new chassis
Bollinger Motors, the Michigan-based startup known for its rugged electric SUV and pickup truck, unveiled Thursday a chassis designed for a Class 3 commercial vehicle that has the potential to expand ...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch COVID-19 market turmoil tests NYSEs shutdown circuit-breakers
For the second time this week trading on the New York Stock Exchange halted for 15 minutes this morning when a market drop triggered the exchanges internal circuit breaker, shortly after 9:30am. The c...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch GitHub launches new tools for teachers, including autograding
GitHub today announced two new features for GitHub Classroom, its set of tools for helping computer science teachers assign and evaluate coding exercises. The first of these is autograding, which does...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Stocks plummet after travel ban
We’ve got a barrage of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Comscore partners with Twitch and the ACLU sues over facial recognition in airports. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March ...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Airlines start cancelling more flights from Europe, as new restrictions go into effect
With the White House’s surprise decision to bar foreign nationals from Europe from entering the United States, the already battered airline industry is facing yet another challenge. Unsurprising...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Airlines start canceling more flights from Europe as new restrictions go into effect
With the White House’s surprise decision to bar foreign nationals from Europe from entering the United States, the already battered airline industry is facing yet another challenge. Unsurprising...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft releases emergency patch for leaked Windows 10 security bug
Microsoft has released a Windows patch for a security vulnerability that was prematurely disclosed earlier this week. Details of the “critical”-rated bug were released on Tuesday as part o...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch New Twitter client Brizzly lets you edit and auto-delete your tweets
Brizzly, the name associated with a long-gone Twitter client, and later, a goofy project highlighting our addiction to social media, is coming back. And this time, it’s focused on serving the ne...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Apple could announce new MacBook models with scissor-switch keyboards soon
According to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could unveil new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models with scissor-switch keyboards. MacRumors first noticed the report; TechCrunch obtained th...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Senate bill seeks to ban Chinese app TikTok from government work phones
On Thursday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced legislation to further restrict the use of the popular viral video app TikTok on government devices. The bill seeks to expand...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Doing deals through Zoom? These investors have some tips
Its not like I go to an event and I meet with people in my network. Its more like, I saw a really cool post on ProductHunt and it doesnt matter who did it, I just want to talk to the person who built ...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Clobbered by coronavirus econ news? Heres an in-depth, 90-day rewind
Theres just been a torrent of economic news since the first identification of patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China in early December 2019 until the declaration of a global pandemic by the World Heal...
04:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Coda CEO Shishir Mehrotra on the future of the document
Productivity tools have been a white-hot space, with new startups seeming to nab funding on a daily basis. Coda has been one of the more impactful productivity tools, pitching a richer and deeper coll...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Europes Deliveroo and Glovo switch on contactless delivery during COVID-19 pandemic
European on-demand food delivery startups are starting to add ‘contactless’ deliveries in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Earlier this month U.S. startups including Postmates and Inst...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Revolut lets you purchase gold
Fintech startup Revolut has introduced a new trading feature for premium users. Starting today, Premium and Metal users can access gold exposure from the app. Revolut works with a gold services partne...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Atlassian brings new automation tools to Jira Cloud
A few months ago, Atlassian acquired Code Barrel, the Sydney-based company behind the popular Automation for Jira low-code tool for — you guessed it — automating many aspects of Jira. Unsu...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch The 7 deadly sins of startups
Hopefully, this list will help you and your company stay out of startup purgatory....
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon rolls out Alexa-powered voice shopping experience in India
Amazon today rolled out an Alexa-enabled voice-powered shopping feature in India as the e-commerce giant looks for new ways to engage with customers in one of its key overseas markets. The American gi...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Tinder cancels its apocalyptic-themed show Swipe Night out of sensitivity to coronavirus outbreak
Citing sensitivities to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, dating app Tinder is canceling the international release of its apocalyptic-themed, in-app video series, “Swipe Night.” The company h...
03:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Speedinvests new 190 million seed-stage fund is investing on conviction
"At this earliest stage, were investing on conviction, which is built by our sector-focused teams and our long-standing industry expertise."...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch ACLU sues Homeland Security over airport face recognition program secrecy
A leading civil liberties group is suing Homeland Security, claiming the agency is keeping the details of its airport face recognition program secret, which it says raises “profound civil libert...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Comscore partners with Twitch to bring gaming and esports viewership stats to advertisers
Measurement firm Comscore announced this morning a partnership with Amazon-owned game streaming site, Twitch. The deal will see Comscore measuring video streaming activity across Twitch, including gam...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch YC-backed Giveaway is a peer-to-peer marketplace that uses virtual currency
YC-backed Giveaway lets folks give away their unused or unnecessary items in a marketplace. Unlike other buy and sell or donation platforms, Giveaway uses a virtual currency on the platform to reward ...
02:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Deep North raises $25.7M for AI that uses CCTV to build retail analytics
Amazon and others have raised awareness of how the in-store shopping experience can be sped up (and into the future) using computer vision to let a person pay for and take away items without ever inte...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Uber and Lyft plunge, erasing recent gains after promising profits
Let's run through each company's most recent profit forecasts, results, share price gains and losses, and what investors are telling the world through their recent selloff....
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Ride Report raises $10 million to help cities and operators manage shared bikes and scooters
Portland-based micromobility startup Ride Report just closed a $10 million round led by Unusual Ventures to better facilitate relationships between cities and operators. Ride Report works by monitorin...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch YC-backed Legionfarm lets competitive gamers pay to play with pro coaches
Legionfarm, a YC-backed company, is looking to bring coaches to the competitive gaming world. Esports teams at the very top often have coaches, but the rest of the massive competitive gaming scene has...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Democrats are using a data scientists secret sauce to flip Texas blue
For a political campaign, its not enough to pull together an army of bright-eyed, venti-caffeinated canvassersyouve got to tell them which doors to knock on. In Texas, the Democratic party is spearhea...
01:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks fall again, pushing deeper into bear territory as SaaS reaches 1 year lows
American-listed shares are off sharply this morning, falling after a steep selloff yesterday was not staunched by a presidential address. The declines echo what happened to Asian-listed stocks earlier...
01:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks fall again, pushing deeper into bear territory as SaaS reaches 1-year lows
American-listed shares are off sharply this morning, falling after a steep selloff yesterday was not staunched by a presidential address. The declines echo what happened to Asian-listed stocks earlier...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Zume co-founder goes from pizza to climate-friendly food with $2.7 million in funding
Before leaving SoftBank-backed Zume Pizza in November 2018, co-founder Julia Collins knew what her next move would be: climate-friendly food. Today, Collins is announcing Planet FWD’s $2.7 milli...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Lego Super Mario is coming later this year
Toys are better now. There, I said it. Dont get me wrong, I treasure the tub of action figures gathering decades of dust in my parents attic, but get a load of this Super Mario Lego play set. I would ...
12:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Bitcoin is also having a very, very bad day
Bitcoin is going through a remarkably bad day. It turns out all assets are having a rough month including cryptocurrencies. A couple of hours ago, the average price of BTC dropped by 15% in just 20 m...
12:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Insurtech startup Akur8 raises $8.9M from BlackFin and MTech Capital
Far from replacing humans, Artificial Intelligence is actually coming to the aid of a very old profession that has fallen out of fashion to such an extent that people are increasingly not joining it. ...
12:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Mens at-home health startup Vault takes in $30 million from Tiger Global
Vault, an at-home healthcare practice specializing men’s medicine has announced the raise of $30 million in funding from Tiger Capital Group, Declaration Capital and Redesign Health to reach mor...
12:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Mens at-home health startup Vault takes in $30 million from Tiger Capital
Vault, an at-home healthcare practice specializing in men’s medicine has announced the raise of $30 million in funding from Tiger Capital Group, Declaration Capital and Redesign Health to reach ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Cloud gaming platform Shadow brings its new plans to the US
Blade, the French startup behind Shadow, announced plans to overhaul its subscription tiers back in October. The company is now bringing the new plans to the U.S. with a new entry tier at $11.99 per m...
11:41 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Tree planting search engine Ecosia is getting a visibility boost in Chrome
Ecosia, a not-for-profit search engine which uses ad generated revenue to fund planting trees, is set to get a visibility boost in Chrome. A change Google is making to its chromium engine will see it ...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Unitary, an EF alumnus, raises 1.3M seed for its content moderation AI
Unitary, a startup that’s developing AI to automate content moderation for “harmful content” so that humans don’t have to, has picked up 1.35 million in funding. The company is...
05:46 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Asian stock markets fall as COVID-19 is declared a pandemic
American stock markets plunged on Wednesday, after the World Health Organization officially declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic. In Asia, meanwhile, almost all the major stock indexes were also...
02:43 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter makes working from home mandatory for employees around the world in response to COVID-19
After “strongly encouraging” it earlier this month, Twitter said today that working from home is now mandatory for all employees around the world due to COVID-19 concerns. In announcement,...
01:28 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch U.S. institutes 30-day travel ban on Europe, taps SBA and tax deferrals to stimulate the economy
In a Wednesday evening address from the Oval Office President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would issue a thirty day travel ban for travel from the European Union. He is also looking to Congres...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
Techcrunch Desperate to exit, a $10B price tag for Magic Leap is crazy
Augmented reality headset maker Magic Leap has struggled with the laws of physics and failed to get to market. Now it’s seeking an acquirer, but talks with Facebook and medical goods giant Johns...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch US is preparing to ban foreign-made drones from government use
The Trump administration is preparing an executive order to ban federal departments and agencies from buying or using foreign-made drones, citing a risk to national security, TechCrunch has learned. T...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Yahoo Mobile is a $39.99 unlimited phone and data plan
As a cell phone plan, Yahoo Mobile seems pretty straightforward there’s just one pricing tier, where you pay $39.99 per month for unlimited calls, data and mobile hotspot usage. But you may be ...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Slack calls are having connectivity issues
Slack has confirmed that “Slack Calls are experiencing some connectivity difficulties right now.” The company said it is working to resolve the issue “as quickly as possible.” ...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Establishing an emergency relief fund, Amazon commits to two-week pay for workers affected by COVID-19
Amazon has instituted a new policy which will see all Amazon employees diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed into quarantine receiving up to two-weeks of pay. The additional pay is to “ensure employ...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Superpeer raises $2M to help influencers and experts make money with one-on-one video calls
Superpeer is giving YouTube creators and other experts a new way to make money. The startup announced today that it has raised $2 million in pre-seed funding led by Eniac Ventures, with participation ...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Tech stocks follow the market lower as Uber and Lyft drop sharply
Stocks listed on American exchanges today fell sharply, erasing their Tuesday rebound and adding to their Monday declines. On a day that saw the World Health Organization declare that the spread of CO...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch NASAs SLS Moon rocket is 2 years behind and billions over budget, internal report finds
NASA's ambitious plan to put boots on the Moon in 2024 is looking increasingly costly and increasingly unlikely if the current cost overruns and delays are any indication, according to a report by t...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Pragma is a back-end toolkit for gaming companies, so game developers can focus on games
These days, most of the games developed need to be social, multi-platform and extensible, but there are only a few developers with the expertise to bring those toolsets to the profusion of new games t...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Google Cloud launches new tools for deploying ML pipelines
Google Cloud today announced the beta launch of Cloud AI Platform Pipelines, a new enterprise-grade service that is meant to give developers a single tool to deploy their machine learning pipelines, t...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Salesforce adds new healthcare provider relationship management and analytics tools
Software giant Salesforce announced the addition of a few new tools in healthcare management to the Salesforce Health Cloud this week, with the goal being to help payers and providers utilize a more c...
07:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Unity acquires Dublin-based deep learning startup Artomatix
Unity has acquired AI game developer tools startup Artomatix. The Dublin startup builds developer tools that allowed game studios to more easily create deep learning-enhanced textures that scale more ...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch White House asks tech leaders for help with coronavirus response
On Wednesday, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios convened representatives from a number of the tech’s biggest companies to gameplan a response to the worsening global coronavirus pan...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch YouNeedABudget founder Jesse Mecham on managing a remote 115-person team
"We've had employees that have started here say that they felt more welcome here being all remote than they ever did with a co-located job."...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch YouTube will now allow creators to monetize videos about coronavirus and COVID-19
YouTube today announced a change in policy regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Previously, YouTube’s advertising guidelines prevented monetization of videos that included more than a pa...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Experts say Space Force is a vital, massive shift for US military
Despite the many jokes made at the expense of the first new U.S. military branch in nearly 80 years, industry experts say the Space Force represents a massive and strategically significant shift for...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Blockchain (the company) lets you borrow USD PAX against collateral
What do you do when youre rich in cryptocurrencies but you dont want to sell your positions? The company named Blockchain thinks it has found a solution. It lets you borrow money against cryptocurrenc...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch India used facial recognition tech to identify 1,100 individuals at a recent riot
Law enforcement agencies in India used facial recognition to identify more than 1,100 individuals who allegedly took part in communal violence in the national capital last month, a top minister said i...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Alma is a Klarna-like payment startup that lets you buy now and pay later
Meet Alma, a French startup that helps you offer a new payment option for your expensive goods. Like Klarna, clients can choose to pay over three or four installments. But the comparison stops here, a...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Tesla considers Nashville for its Cybertruck factory
Tesla plans its next massive “gigafactory,” Google steps up efforts against COVID-19 and NEA raises a $3.6 billion fund. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 11, 2020. 1. Tesla is eyei...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Visual One smartens up home security cameras with object and action recognition
“Smart” cameras are to be found in millions of homes, but the truth is they’re not all that smart. Facial recognition and motion detection are their main tricks… but what if yo...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch COVID-19 officially declared a pandemic by the WHO, as deaths pass 4,000
The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic at a press conference in Geneva today. The move comes as cases from the viral coronavirus strain have increased 13-fold in two wee...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch TikTok to open a Transparency Center where outside experts can examine its moderation practices
TikTok, the popular social media app owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, has been under a national security investigation by U.S. lawmakers who have raised concerns about the company’s acce...
04:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Assembled raises $3.1M led by Stripe to build the operating system for support teams
CRM software accounts forone-quarter of all enterprise IT spend. But ironically, while a lot of money is spent on platforms like Salesforce or SAP to manage incoming calls and outgoing marketing and s...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Why now is the best time to start a SaaS company
With the markets in turmoil and fear running rampant through the global economy, you might not think its the right moment to start a company. According to at least one well-known venture capitalist, h...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch AWS launches Bottlerocket, a Linux-based OS for container hosting
AWS has launched its own open-source operating system for running containers on both virtual machines and bare metal hosts. Bottlerocket, as the new OS is called, is basically a stripped-down Linux di...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch What do we mean when we talk about deep tech?
"We are a fund, we are not guys who are funding companies as a charity."...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch E3 is the latest conference shuttered over COVID-19 concerns
Another major tech show has fallen victim to COVID-19 concerns. Rumors around E3’s cancelation began swirling around last night, with a number of publications reporting from sources close to the...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch DHL will deploy 1,000 robots from Locus Robotics for delivery fulfillment
Robotics have found a lot of success in the shipping and warehouse fulfillment categories for their ability to give logistics companies an edge in timing. Amazon is probably the best and most prominen...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch European lawmakers propose a right to repair for mobiles and laptops
The European Commission has set out a plan to move towards a ‘right to repair’ for electronics devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. More generally it wants to restrict sing...
03:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Storz & Bickel sidesteps Apples vaping app ban
Users of Storz & Bickel’s vaporizers can once again connect their vapes to iPhones. The company’s solution comes several months after Apple enacted a ban on apps for tobacco and cannab...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Clouds growth cycle isnt behind us yet
Our goal is to get a handle on how two large, public SaaS players think about the world as they compete for growth and market share....
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch PandaDoc introduces new template-driven editor to ease sales doc production
PandaDoc, a sales-focused document automation startup, announced a new web-based document production editor today that allows sales teams to quickly generate proposals and contracts from design templa...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Applications for TC Pitch Night: Mobility 2020 are now open
Founders: it’s time to get moving. On May 13, the night before TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, TechCrunch is hosting a private Pitch Night for mobility-focused startups. We’re looking to featu...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Airport retailer OTG will use Amazons cashierless technology starting next week
Earlier this week, Amazon announced it will now sell its cashierless technology, dubbed “Just Walk Out,” to other retailers. Today, airport hospitality group OTG, which operates more than ...
02:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch NEA, venture capitals quiet giant, closes on $3.6 billion
While many venture capital firms spend their days either chasing the limelight or shunning it, for the last 42 years, New Enterprise Associates has just done the work of investing capital and building...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Why so many robotic startups fail, and what can be done about it
At last weeks TC Sessions: Robotics+AI, I felt it was important to focus at least one panel on companies that are working to foster robotics startups. NVIDIAs VP of Engineering Claire Delaunay and Fre...
01:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks change their mind again, falling sharply this morning in early trading
Have you ever seen a dead cat bounce? It’s a term that Wall Street traders coined to describe the moment when collapsing markets briefly rise before resuming a downward trajectory. It looks like...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Apple News adds a special coverage section for tracking the coronavirus outbreak
Apple today is rolling out a dedicated section within its Apple News app that will help readers stay updated on the coronavirus outbreak. The special coverage will include informative, fact-based stor...
01:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Real estate platform Orchard adds new features to home search portal
Orchard, formerly Perch, is sprinting towards its goal of having a fully integrated home buying and selling platform, from title and mortgage services to its tech-focused real estate brokerage to a co...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch With a string of hits behind it, Felicis Ventures wraps up its newest fund with $510 million
Felicis Ventures, the early-stage, Menlo Park-based venture firmed founded nearly 15 years ago by Aydin Senkut, has closed its seventh and newest fund with $510 million in capital commitments. That...
12:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch European Parliament moves to majority teleworking in response to COVID-19
The European Parliament is instructing managers to prepare for all but a minority of staff to work remotely for 70% of the week as of next Monday — dialling up its response to Covid-19, the dise...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Libra rival Celo launches 50-member Alliance For Prosperity
Some Libra Association members like Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Ventures are double-dipping, backing a competing cryptocurrency developer platform. Launching today with over 50 partners, non-prof...
11:05 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch SpotOn taps $50M to take on Square and more in payments and financial services for SMBs
Small and medium enterprises make up the vast majority of businesses globally, and today a startup building merchant services to help them operate is announcing a growth round to address that opportun...
10:56 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Taipei-based TNL Media Group acquires adtech startup Ad2iction
TNL Media Group, the Taipei-based media and journalism company, announced it has acquired mobile ad technology startup Ad2iction. In addition to digital advertising and data analytics, Ad2iction also ...
07:10 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Now streaming on Hotstar in India: Disney
Disney+ has arrived in India —weeks ahead of its scheduled launch date. The American giant revamped Hotstar app and populated the on-demand video streaming service with Disney+ original catalog ...
05:23 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Y Combinator moves its online Demo Day forward one week
Just days ago, Y Combinator announced that its upcoming Demo Day event would be moving online due to “growing concern over COVID-19.” The event, previously planned to span across two days ...
05:14 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch As national COVID-19 cases top 1000, insurers waive treatment fees and U.S. preps stimulus
The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. crossed 1,000 on Tuesday as President Donald Trump met with the nation’s largest insurers and members of his cabinet to discuss how to pay for treatment ...
05:14 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch As national COVID-19 cases top 1,000, insurers waive treatment fees and US preps stimulus
The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. crossed 1,000 on Tuesday as President Donald Trump met with the nation’s largest insurers and members of his cabinet to discuss how to pay for treatment ...
01:11 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch How the coronavirus outbreak will stress-test startups
Eli Cahan Contributor Share on Twitter Eli Cahan is a medical student at NYU on leave to complete a masters in health policy at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessey Scholar. His research addresses the effec...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla is eyeing Nashville for Cybertruck gigafactory
Tesla is in talks with Nashville officials to locate a factory there that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, according to a source familiar with the discussions. Tesla CEO...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Hitachi Vantara acquires whats left of Containership
Hitachi Vantara, the wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi that focuses on building hardware and software to help companies manage their data, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Container...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch All the startups threatened by iOS 14s new features
Fitness, wallpaper, and lost item-finding startups could have a big new competitor baked into everyone’s iPhones. Leaks of the code from iOS 14 that Apple is expected to reveal in June signal se...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Matternets new drone landing station looks like a sci-fi movie prop
Drones making deliveries is of course the hot new hyperlocal tech play, but where are these futuristic aircraft supposed to land? On the lawn? Matternet has built a landing station for its cargo drone...
10:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Google expands work from home recommendation to all North American employees, establishes COVID-19 fund
Last week, Google sent out a memo to staff recommending that Washington State-based employees work remotely, in order to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Today, the suggestion has been drama...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Turbulent trading leads to market gains as stocks recover, SaaS lags
Sometimes, it takes only the promise of a massive government bailout to put that rose-colored filter on the effluent sandwich of today’s economic realities. After yesterday’s terrifying se...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch R&D Roundup: Smart chips, dream logic and crowdsourcing space
I see far more research articles than I could possibly write up. This column collects the most interesting of those papers and advances, along with notes on why they may prove important in the world o...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch New York Auto Show delayed until August over coronavirus concerns
Organizers of the 2020 New York International Auto Show have postponed the event until August due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak. The New York Auto Show, which is organized by the Greater New...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch European startups applaud Commission plan to rethink stock options
Startups have welcomed proposals from the European Commission aimed at cutting red tape and shrinking cross-border barriers for small businesses as part of a new EU industrial strategy plan with a twi...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Dell spent $67B buying EMC more than 3 years later, was it worth the debt?
Dell’s 2015 decision to buy EMC for $67 billion remains the largest pure tech deal in history, but a transaction of such magnitude created a mountain of debt for the Texas-based company and its ...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Your VPN or ad-blocker app could be collecting your data
The underpinnings of how app store analytics platforms operate were exposed this week by BuzzFeed, which uncovered the network of mobile apps used by a popular analytics firm Sensor Tower to amass app...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter rewrites Developer Policy to better support academic research and use of good bots
Twitter today updated its Developer Policy to clarify rules around data usage, including in academic research, as well as its position on bots, among other things. The policy has also been entirely re...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: Should I marry, or immigrate based on my accomplishments?
Im supposed to marry my American fianc next month, but I really wanted to immigrate based on my own accomplishments. What should I do?...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Quibi and Eko are in a legal battle over video tech
Two video startups are making dueling legal claims against the other. The Wall Street Journal broke the news yesterday that interactive video company Eko is accusing Quibi of infringing on its patente...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: French data watchdog investigates Criteo
Criteo faces a privacy investigation, an e-discovery startup raises $62 million and hackers hack other hackers. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 10, 2020. 1. Adtech giant Criteo is being inves...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Monograph, developer of project and cost management software for architects, raises $1.9 million
Monograph, a startup working on cloud-based software that makes project and cost management easier for architects, announced today that it has raised $1.9 million in seed funding. The round was led by...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch XYZ Reality secures 5M to bring a hologram headset to the construction industry
Augmented Reality technology did not, it turned out, light the touch paper on a booming new industry. What we got instead was a few cute applications on smartphones and devices like Microsofts Hololen...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Postmates reveals plans to cover medical costs for couriers as part of COVID-19 response
Postmates said that it will be creating a fund to cover the costs for doctor appointments and medical expenses related to the COVID-19 outbreak for its delivery fleet and for merchants, Postmates will...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Agriculture, cameras, tire changes and drive-throughs: Here are our robotics pitch-off winners
We tried something new at last weeks TC Sessions: Robotics + AI. For the first time ever, we incorporated a pitch-off into the event. With a site as embedded in the startup world, it made sense to fin...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch New flaw in Intel chips lets attackers slip their own data into secure enclave
A new flaw in Intel chips threatens to allow attackers to not just view privileged information passing through the system but potentially also insert new data. The flaw isn’t something the avera...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Credit Sesame launches a digital banking service focused on improving credit scores
Credit Sesame is getting into digital banking. The credit and loans company, first launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2010, has since grown to 15 million registered users and, in 2016, achieved profita...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Unpacking Sequoias $21M conflict of interest
Yesterday, TechCrunch broke the news that Sequoia, one of the best-known venture capital firms in the market today, had “parted ways with [Finix] over a purported conflict of interest and, almos...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Insurance AI startup Synthesized raises $2.8M from IQ Capital and Mundi Ventures
The insurance industry depends on data to support a number of functions the average person in the street is usually completely unaware of such as “informed risk selection, underwriting and claim...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Docker regroups as cloud-native developer tool company
Docker had an existential crisis last year when, in a matter of months, CEO Steve Singh stepped down, the company sold its enterprise business to Mirantis and long-time executive Scott Johnston took o...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Graphite brings unicorn product background to growth marketing
Graphite is part of a new wave of growth marketing consultancies launched by former product leaders at successful startups. With a specialization in SEO, and a client list that has included Masterclas...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Facebooks photo transfer tool opens to more users in Europe, LatAm and Africa
Facebook is continuing to open up access to a data porting tool it launched in Ireland in December. The tool lets users of its network transfer photos and videos they have stored on its servers direct...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Facebooks photo-transfer tool opens to more users in Europe, LatAm and Africa
Facebook is continuing to open access to a data-porting tool it launched in Ireland in December. The tool lets users of its network transfer photos and videos they have stored on its servers directly ...
03:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Zumper raises $60M to double down on tech to grow its apartment rentals platform
The apartment rental market in the US will be worth $174.1 billion this year, and today a startup that’s built a platform to help it along by connecting renters with rentals is announcing a roun...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Gates, Wellcome and Mastercard launch $125 million fund to finance COVID-19 treatments
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Mastercard announced a new initiative yesterday to accelerate technologies designed to identify, assess, develop and scale treatments to the COVID...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch YC-backed Snapboard is a no-code platform for building internal tools
No-code tools are on the rise, and a YC-backed company called Snapboard is looking to join the fight. Snapboard, led by solo founder Calum Moore, started when Moore decided to build one product a week...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Everlaw announces $62M Series C to continue modernizing legal discovery
Everlaw is bringing modern data management, visualization and machine learning to eDiscovery, the process in which legal entities review large amounts of evidence to build a case. Today, the company a...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Electric reopens Series B to make room for Dick Costolo and Adam Bain
Electric, the platform that delivers IT services to small and medium businesses, has today announced that it has raised an additional $14.5 million on its Series B from 01 Advisors, the fund led by Tw...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch MessageBird launches Inbox.ai to disrupt the customer service market
MessageBird, the Amsterdam-headquartered cloud communications platform backed by Accel in the U.S. and Europe’s Atomico, is unveiling another new product today, this time taking aim at the $350 ...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch YC-backed Cleanly merges with NextCleaners to vertically integrate
Cleanly, the YC-backed company that looked to bring tech to the laundry industry, has today announced a merger with NextCleaners. The New York-based companies signed an all-stock deal after more than ...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon creates $5M relief fund to aid small businesses in Seattle impacted by coronavirus outbreak
Amazon, along with many other tech companies, said it would continue to pay its hourly employees as its work from home policies were in effect. It also said it was subsidizing rent for businesses insi...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Stitch Fixs sharp decline signals high growth hurdles for tech-enabled startups
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Shares of Stitch Fix, a digitally-enabled “styling service,” are off ...
01:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Markets look a bit better today, because hope springs eternal
It appears that the teaser from President Donald Trump’s press conference last night about the steps that the U.S. government might take to soften the economic blow of a more severe response fro...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Robinhoods third outage may point to deeper problems in its tech stack
After suffering its third outage in two weeks, Robinhood’s founders may need to take a deeper dive into the technology stack that powers their business. That’s because the outage the mobil...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch BackboneAI scores $4.7M seed to bring order to intercompany data sharing
BackboneAI, an early-stage startup that wants to help companies dealing with lots of data, particularly coming from a variety of external sources, announced a $4.7 million seed investment today. The r...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Uber self-driving cars are back testing on San Francisco streets
Uber Advanced Technologies Group has resumed testing autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, two years after the company scaled back its testing program following afatal crashin Arizona that killed a pe...
12:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Mike Hudack, former CTO of Deliveroo and now an ex-VC, has joined Monzo as Chief Product Officer
Mike Hudack, the former CTO of Deliveroo and most recently a founding partner at London venture capital firm Blossom Capital, has quietly joined joined Monzo as the challenger bank’s new Chief P...
12:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Adtech giant Criteo is being investigated by Frances data watchdog
Adtech giant Criteo is under investigation by the French data protection watchdog, the CNIL, following a complaint filed by privacy rights campaign group Privacy International. “I can confirm th...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
Techcrunch Hackers are targeting other hackers by infecting their tools with malware
A newly discovered malware campaign suggests that hackers have themselves become the targets of other hackers, who are infecting and repackaging popular hacking tools with malware. Cybereason’s ...
11:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch BMW axes plans to bring electric iX3 SUV to US
BMW will not bring the iX3, the automaker’s first electric crossover, to the U.S., the latest automaker to shift its EV strategy to Europe and China. BMW told Automotive News, the first media ou...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Edtech startups prepare to become not just a teaching tool but a necessity
As Stanford, Princeton, Columbia and others shutter classrooms to limit the coronavirus outbreak, college educators around the country are clambering to move their classes online. At the same time, te...
11:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch President teases stimulus package to boost a US economy hit by COVID-19 fears
Just a few hours after the markets closed the books on one of its worst trading days since the dawn of the financial crisis, President Donald Trump and members of the coronavirus task forcetook to the...
11:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Immutouch wristband buzzes to stop you touching your face
In the age of coronavirus, we all have to resist the urge to touch our faces. It’s how the virus can travel from doorknobs or other objects to your mucus membranes and get you sick. Luckily, a s...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch TechCrunch Events and coronavirus
We here at TechCrunch are watching the novel coronavirus situation closely, as most of you likely are. In addition to our editorial coverage of the effects of the novel coronavirus on the business of ...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Zapier CEO Wade Foster on scaling a remote team up to 300 employees
When Zapier was founded in 2011, it was a side project for three friends from Missouri who wanted to make it easier to connect any one web app to another. Nine years, millions of users and around 300 ...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Facebooks board is its most gender-balanced yet with two new additions
On Monday, Facebook announced the addition of two new names to its board of directors, Nancy Killefer and Tracey T. Travis. Killefer brings potentially valuable government insight to Facebook, as she ...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Cadillac cancels debut of all-electric Lyriq over COVID-19 concerns
Cadillac has cancelled the upcoming debut of the Lyriq, an all-electric mid-sized SUV designed to be an entry point into luxury brand’s new EV lineup, over concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak. ...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch SaaS stocks drop over 8%, reaching bear-market territory
Today was an awful day for the stock market, with global and domestic equities falling sharply as the world digested a collapse in oil prices, and yet another weekend of the spread of COVID-19. All ma...
08:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Wall Streets terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day ends with the Dow down 2,000
At least it’s over. The markets endured their worst day of trading of this young year as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2,000 points to close at 23,850.79 — a 7.79% decline. The ...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Wait, you all havent been wiping down your smartphones this whole time?
A small consolation in the growing COVID-19 crisis is that some of our moderate germophobia has begun to feel like a minor super power. As I got settled for a cross-country flight last week, I took ou...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch The dollars and cents of raising VC during the coronavirus pandemic
The novel coronavirus is raging across the planet. Millions are quarantined, the stock market is violently gyrating and one of the preeminent VC firms in the Valley is back to saying RIP Good Times. T...
07:27 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Reddit takes on Twitter with its first trending ad product
Reddit, the popular discussion site visited by over 430 million people per month, is opening up some of its most valuable screen real estate to advertisers with the launch of its first trending ad pro...
07:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch TV advertising didnt die, it just moved online
The tradition of sitting through a barrage of ads in exchange for being entertained began with radio, flourished with the arrival of television and followed the mass migration online. As the massive $...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook Stories tests cross-posting to its pet, Instagram
Facebook’s latest colonization of Instagram has begun. Facebook is testing the option to cross-post Stories to Instagram, instead of just vice-versa. Hopefully, that means the two apps will fina...
06:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Coursedog lands $4.2 million to make class scheduling smarter
Two years ago, dormmates Justin Wenig and Nicholas Diao struggled to get into a popular computer science class at Columbia University . The duo eventually got into that class, but after the initial fr...
06:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch The risky first transatlantic flight of a Reaper drone
The Royal Air Force delayed safety warnings about the first transatlantic flight of a new Reaper aircraft in 2018, over fears that they could tip anti-drone protestors to its arrival in the U.K....
06:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook flags Biden video from Trumps social media director as partly false
The disinformation wars are heating up as the U.S. barrels toward the 2020 presidential election, leaving tech companies again uncomfortable in the role of referee. On Monday, Facebook joined Twitter ...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Apple could add mouse cursor support to the iPad
According to a report from 9to5mac, Apple could be working on full cursor support for the next major version of iOS and iPadOS. The report is based on code of an early version of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14....
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch MSCHFs latest stunt is to pirate video from Netflix and Hulu and Disney and maybe build a brand
Its very likely that you dont know MSCHF. Its also likely that youve come across one of their wild ass projects. From Jesus Shoes filled with holy water to a collar that lets your dog finally tell you...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Calmer You fills in the gaps in meditation apps for anxiety sufferers
Meditation and mindfulness apps are booming. The top 10 apps pulled in $195 million in 2019, up 52% from the year before. Now, top meditation app Headspace’s former head of research, Nick Begley...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch HireSweet helps employers find candidates that arent actively looking to change jobs
The right candidate to fill your job may not actually be looking for a job right now. HireSweet, which is part of Y Combinator’s current class of startups, is trying to help companies find exact...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Sequoia is giving away $21 million to a payments startup it recently funded as it walks away from deal
In the world of venture capital, where trust between investors and founders is paramount to the success of both, investing in a company that competes with another startup in a firm’s portfolio i...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Talkspace threatened to sue a security researcher over bug report
A security researcher said he was forced to take down a blog post describing an apparent bug in Talkspace’s website that gave him a year’s subscription for free, after the company rejected...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Googles Vint Cerf voices support for common criteria for political ad targeting
Google VP Vint Cerf has voiced support for a single set of standards for Internet platforms to apply around political advertising. Speaking to the UK parliament’s Democracy and Digital Technolog...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch As stocks continue to tumble, whats ahead for startups?
Everything that trades is down, and sentiment is in the toilet. Even Robinhood is undertaking its ritual downtime. What does this mean for startups?...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Hear from Rocket Labs Peter Beck at TechCrunchs Space Show June 25 in LA
When it comes to the space launch revolution, Peter Becks Rocket Lab is by far the fastest emerging contender in that crowded field of startups. Its also one of the few space unicorns and backed by th...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Spotify rolls out a more personalized home screen to users worldwide
Spotify has been slowly rolling out a redesigned mobile app in small sections — first with an update to podcast pages, then to other parts of the experience. Today, the company is revamping the ...
02:27 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch The Robinhood app went down again as stocks got routed on Wall St.
Investors using the trading app from Robinhood were once again locked out of trading after the app went down on another heavy (bad) day of trading on Wall Street. After about an hour of downtime, func...
02:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch TFLiving, with $4.8M in seed funding, wants to be the Uber for amenities
TFLiving, looking to bring amenities to residential and commercial spaces, has today announced the close of a $4.8 million seed financing led by Camber Creek. Courtside Ventures, and other strategic i...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Circuit breakers, Seed rounds, and startup valuations
Good morning friends, and welcome back to TechCrunchs Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if youve listened to the show ...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Circuit breakers, seed rounds and startup valuations
Good morning friends, and welcome back to TechCrunchs Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if youve listened to the show ...
01:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon is now selling its cashierless store technology to other retailers
Amazon on Monday announced it will now offer its cashierless store technology called “Just Walk Out,” to other retailers. The technology uses a combination of cameras, sensors, computer vi...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch US markets halt trading after global equities retreat, oil collapses, bond yields fall, and cryptos drop
Welcome to the bloodbath. This morning trading was halted on the major stock exchanges after the S&P 500 fell to 7% triggering what are one of the so-called circuit breakers to stop an absolute ma...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch US markets halted trading after global equities retreat, oil collapses, bond yields fall, and cryptos drop
Welcome to the bloodbath. This morning trading was halted on the major stock exchanges after the S&P 500 fell to 7% triggering what are one of the so-called circuit breakers to stop an absolute ma...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Silver Lake makes $1B investment into Twitter; Twitter, Elliott call truce as Dorsey stays as CEO
After a week in which it looked like activist investor Elliott Management might try to force out Jack Dorsey as CEO of Twitter to help boost the social platform’s flagging growth, it looks like ...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Silver Lake makes $1B investment into Twitter; Twitter, Elliott call truce as Dorsey remains CEO
After a week in which it looked like activist investor Elliott Management might try to force out Jack Dorsey as CEO of Twitter to help boost the social platform’s flagging growth, it looks like ...
01:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Momentus buys six slots on SpaceXs SmallSat Rideshare missions
Momentus, the in-space shuttle service for payloads, has bought six spaces on SpaceX SmallSat Rideshare Program missions. The launches include five trips to Sun-Synchronous orbit and one to mid-inclin...
12:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Uptrust raises new money to fight mass incarceration with technology
While most technology companies are building up a surveillance state to serve political powers and private profiteering, Uptrust is using some of those same tools to make it easier to move people out ...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Australia sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica, fine could scale to $529BN
Australia’s privacy watchdog is suing Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data breach — which, back in 2018, became a global scandal that wiped billions off the tech giant’s share ...
11:18 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch European Parliament tells vulnerable staff to telework to shrink COVID-19 risk
The European Parliament has instructed vulnerable staff with a pre-existing health condition to work from home on account of increased personal risk related to the outbreak of the COVID-19 novel coron...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Secret document says WikiLeaks cable leaks disrupted tracking of nation-state hackers
A previously secret document from 2010 warned that classified diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks would likely result in “observable changes” in the tactics and techniques used by for...
09:10 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Box is now letting all staff work from home to reduce coronavirus risk
Box has joined a number of tech companies supporting employees to work remotely from home in response the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. It’sapplying the policy to all sta...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Goodlord, the proptech startup that offers a SaaS for rentals, has raised 10M in Series B funding
Goodlord, the London proptech startup that offers cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords and tenants manage the rental process, appears to have achieved somewhat of a turn-around after ...
06:43 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch John Oliver slams Disney for censoring his show in India
John Oliver slammed Disney-owned Hotstar on Sunday for censoring his show, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”, in India saying the local streaming service had edited at least three of hi...
05:16 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Visa partners with Paga on payments and fintech for Africa and abroad
Visa has entered a partnership with Nigeria based startup Paga on payments and technology. Founded in Lagos, Paga scaled its fintech business in West Africa, before targeting expansion in Ethiopia and...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter applies its new manipulated media label to video retweeted by Trump
A video retweeted by Donald Trump is the first to be marked with Twitters new “manipulated media” tag. The company formally unveiled a new policy last month that said media that has been &...
01:38 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
Techcrunch Telecom operators in India warn people of coronavirus outbreak, share tips
Telecom operators in India have started to warn users of Covid-19 spread after more than three dozen cases have been detected in the nation. Subscribers of Reliance Jio, Airtel, and state-run BSNL wer...
11:54 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
Techcrunch U.S. response to the COVID-19 coronavirus moves from containment to mitigation
In interviews across major television networks on Sunday, U.S. officials all-but-admitted that efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have failed and that the country now ne...
11:54 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
Techcrunch US response to the COVID-19 coronavirus moves from containment to mitigation
In interviews across major television networks on Sunday, U.S. officials all but admitted that efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have failed and that the country now ne...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
Techcrunch Burn the EARN IT Act
I want to talk about malignant incompetence on the part of our elected officials, and this isn’t even about the pandemic. Rather, it’s about the spectacularly misguided, counterproductive,...
09:15 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
Techcrunch China Roundup: Enterprise tech gets a lasting boost from coronavirus outbreak
Hello and welcome back toTechCrunchs 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 post from Sequoia C...
08:16 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
Techcrunch Gates Foundation-backed program will soon be issuing home testing kits for COVID-19 in Seattle
A project funded by the Gates Foundation will soon begin issuing at-home testing kits for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, according to a report in the Seattle Times. The study, based on a nose-swab s...
08:10 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Love is Blind adds a touch of reality to a silly premise
Even by the standards of romantic competition reality shows, “Love is Blind” has a doozy of a concept: A group of men and women “date” by talking in pods where they can only he...
06:27 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
Techcrunch If we could see alternate realities, would we want to take a look?
Well, here we are. After many weeks (and a somewhat inconsistent publishing schedule), we have arrived at the final story of Ted Chiangs Exhalation collection, number nine of nine. It has been a fun j...
04:39 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
Techcrunch How the information system industry became enterprise software
Whenever I see a software business plan come across my desk or read an article on enterprise software, I cant help but give Commander Riker a little due credit....
01:27 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
Techcrunch What is the purpose of belief in a world of innovation?
We are reading the penultimate short story in Ted Chiangs collection Exhalation. Omphalos questions what it means to believe: in our world, in alternative worlds, and in ourselves. Given that beliefs ...
12:40 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
Techcrunch Crypto wallet app ZenGo launches savings mode
ZenGo is expanding beyond the basic features of a cryptocurrency wallet  letting you hold, send and receive crypto assets. You can now set aside some of your crypto assets to earn interests. In o...
07:06 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
Techcrunch The first SpaceX Dragon capsule is taking its final flight
Last night, SpaceX launched its first generation Dragon capsule on its twentieth — and final — resupply run to the International Space Station. The launch marks the Dragon’s last mis...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Remote-first SaaS products boom as workers stay home
Silicon Valley companies had already been going remote-first when the coronavirus became a global pandemic. This means there are lots of great software tools already on the market, that are seeing a h...
05:46 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
Techcrunch GM reveals an EV for (almost) every purse and purpose
GM is bringing back a strategy that once defined its success and reshaped America's automotive landscape....
05:22 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
Techcrunch VCs warn coronavirus will impact fundraising for the next 2 quarters
As of this writing, COVID-19 has killed more than 3,400 people around the globe and the coronavirus has infected tens of thousands more. But its impact has gone much further, causing major disruptions...
04:23 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Google I/O canceled over coronavirus, App Store gets updated rules, TikToks owner launches Spotify rival
This week, we're looking at the further impact of the coronavirus on the app industry, which is now leading to more major event cancellations including Google I/O and SXSW. Will WWDC be next?...
05:14 am GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
Techcrunch Stanford cancels classes in response to novel coronavirus outbreak
Following on the heels of several major cancellations of events the past few days, including the SXSW conferencein Austin and the tech conference SaaStr, Stanford University, which is located in the h...
03:03 am GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook bans face mask ads to fight coronavirus price gouging
On Friday, Facebook announced that it would further attempt to limit coronavirus-related chaos on its platform by banning commerce listings and advertisements for medical face masks. “Were monit...
02:03 am GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch the last of its original Dragon spacecraft to resupply the ISS tonight
SpaceX is launching its 20th resupply mission the International Space Station tonight, but this one has a bittersweet twist: It’s the last such mission that will use the first iteration of the D...
12:44 am GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
Techcrunch Trying to make up for lost time, the CDC will distribute 1.1 million COVID-19 tests by this weekend
In a press conference late on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence said that the government will finally have the capacity to provide over 1 million tests for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Joined by r...
11:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch New funding round values catering marketplace Hungry at $100M
Hungry, a catering marketplace that connects businesses with independent chefs, announced this week that it has raised $20 million in Series B funding. Hungrytells me that the funding valued the compa...
10:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch What to consider when employees need to start working remotely
Traditional ways of working may be faced with upheaval in coming months, so if you want your business to continue operating, start working on these issues now....
10:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Big tech commits to paying wages for hourly employees affected by coronavirus plans
Following Microsoft’s lead from late last night, some the biggest technology companies in the U.S. have agreed to pay wages for hourly employees impacted by the ongoing corporate response to the...
10:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks fall again on continued coronavirus worries
Is it good news to say that stocks fell less sharply than they had on previous days? That’s the bright side of another turbulent trading day across the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange. The ma...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Oribi brings its web analytics platform to the U.S.
Oribi, an Israeli startup promising to democratize web analytics, is now launching in the United States. While we’ve written about a wide range of new or new-ish analytics companies, founder and...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Oribi brings its web analytics platform to the US
Oribi, an Israeli startup promising to democratize web analytics, is now launching in the United States. While we’ve written about a wide range of new or new-ish analytics companies, founder and...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch SXSW cancels its 400K-person conference due to coronavirus
SXSW has officially announced it will cancel its tech and music conference slated for March 13th to 22nd in Austin, TX due to concerns around coronavirus. “Based on the recommendation of our pub...
09:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch FCC looks to mandate anti-robocall tech after prodding from Congress
The FCC is finally going to require wireless carriers to implement an anti-robocalling technology, after asking them nicely for more than a year to do so at their convenience. Of course the FCC itself...
07:56 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Senator urges Uber, Lyft, Instacart and others to offer gig workers financial security in light of COVID-19 concerns
While some gig economy companies have already taken steps to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among its workers, Sen. Mark Warner (VA) is encouraging them to go further and consider ensuring work...
07:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook commits to paying contingent workers affected by corporate coronavirus response
Last night, in a move that all companies should look to emulate, Microsoft announced that it would continue to pay hourly workers impacted by office closures as the company responds to the coronavirus...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Jack Dorsey defends his work as Twitter CEO
Twitter’s CEO defends himself from activist investors, Google takes additional coronavirus precautions and a fizzy drink maker raises $30 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 6, 202...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Citing concern over COVID-19, Y Combinator moves demo day online
Startup accelerator Y Combinator announced today that it has moved its demo day online, citing a growing concern over COVID-19, or coronavirus. The demo day has historically drawn crowds of Silicon Va...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Apply to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF 2020
If youre an early-stage startup founder with a big vision and even bigger dreams, join us and more than 10,000 other like-minded startuppers at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2020 on September 14-16...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Delivery startups set up contactless delivery options as coronavirus fears grow in U.S.
Postmates announced today it would be adding a “non-contact delivery option,” for those concerned about COVID-19 exposure from workers bringing them food. Instacart set up something simila...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla gets OK to produce long-range Model 3 at China factory
Tesla has received government approval to produce the long-range rear-wheel-drive version of its Model 3 vehicle at its Chinese factory, according to documents posted Friday on the Ministry of Industr...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Grindr sold by Chinese owner after US raised national security concerns
Chinese gaming giant Beijing Kunlun has agreed to sell popular gay dating app Grindr for about $608 million, ending a tumultuous four years under Chinese ownership. Reuters reports that the Chinese co...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch SaaStr postpones annual conference as county officials discourage large gatherings
SaaStr, the venture firm which puts on the largest conference for SaaS companies, postponed its SaaStr Annual 2020 conference today amid concerns from local and national officials around large gatheri...
05:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Thinking out loud with TechCrunch senior editor Alex Wilhelm
"TechCrunch as an organization is now doing three things at once. We've always done news and events. And now we're doing something a little bit different at the same time."...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Quibi will launch with 50 shows on April 6
Short-form video service Quibi is announcing its full launch lineup today exactly once month before launch. True to its name (which stands for “quick bites”), Quibi will focus on short vi...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Horizon raises another $5M to put virtual items on the blockchain and launch its first game
If a player picks up an item in an online video game, who owns that item? The player, or the company that made the game? In most cases, the answer is probably closer to the latter. The item may be in ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch As coronavirus pandemic spreads, demand for remote-work startups spikes
As the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, spreads around the world, many companies are asking their staff to work from home. The boom in working remotely may prove temporary — even if th...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Electric vehicles are changing the future of auto maintenance
The automobile business is highly interdependent, and no more so is this felt than in the $500B afterservice market....
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Inside the next-gen tech on Waymos self-driving Jaguar I-Pace
A little more than two and half years ago, Waymo engineers began working on a hardware sensor suite that would improve upon previous generations and have the capability to work on a variety of vehicle...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Optimize employee onboarding to better retain top talent
Gallup found that only 12% of U.S. employers do a great job of employee onboarding the rest are lackluster or downright bad....
02:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Break-even ads can generate free brand awareness
Typically, your primary goal with an ad channel is to make it profitable. But you shouldnt necessarily turn off a channel if its merely break-even....
02:22 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch SaaS companies flirt with correction territory as another wild week comes to a close
While SaaS as a cohort isn't having a very good time lately, there are still outlier valuations available for stand-out companies in the category....
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Kleiners new fund, Atrium is kaput, and the latest data on Seed rounds
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was packed with news, most of it pretty bad. But Zoom did well...
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Kleiners new fund, Atrium is kaput and the latest data on seed rounds
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was packed with news, most of it pretty bad. But Zoom did well...
12:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Airbnb and three other p2p rental platforms agree to share limited pan-EU data
The European Commission announced yesterday it’s reached a data-sharing agreement with vacation rental platforms Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor — trumpeting the arrange...
09:39 am GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Indias Yes Bank breakdown disrupts Walmarts PhonePe among a dozen other services
Tens of millions of merchants and users in India are struggling to make online transactions and use some of their popular services after the nations central bank seized control of Yes Bank, the fourth...
09:30 am GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Greeces Convert Group raises 1.2M to bring e-commerce visibility to FMCG
Convert Group, a startup based in Athens that offers a SaaS to help FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) brands understand how they are performing across e-commerce, has raised 1.2 million in seed fundin...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Mark Cuban backs ChatableApps, developer of a hearing assist app that removes background noise
ChatableApps, a U.K. startup commercialising the work of auditory neural signal processing researcher Dr Andy Simpson, has quietly picked up seed backing from Mark Cuban. The company has built a smart...
04:45 am GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft will pay hourly workers regular wages even if their hours are reduced because of COVID-19 concerns
As more COVID-19 cases are identified in the United States, some companies are asking employees to work from home if possible. But that impacts the jobs of people who work in on-site operations, inclu...
12:46 am GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Spindrift, maker of fizzy drinks, has raised $29.8 million
Spindrift, maker of fizzy soda and sparkling water, has raised $29.8 million in a funding round, per an SEC filing. The Charlestown, Mass. company was founded by Bill Creelman and has raised $70 milli...
12:39 am GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Axiom Space pitches its first 10-day, all-inclusive trip to the ISS for just $55 million
Axiom Space is looking to make history by sending three passengers on a round-trip journey to the International Space Station for the low, low price of $55 million. The Houston -based, venture-backed ...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
Techcrunch Mobile banking app Empower Finance just closed a $20 million Series A round
Another afternoon, another round of funding for a mobile banking app. This time, it’s Empower Finance a San Francisco-based company that’s headed up by former Sequoia Capital partner Warre...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Pex buys Dubset to build YouTube ContentID for TikTok & more
Social networks are in for a rude copyright awakening. A new European Union law called Article 17 essentially eradicates safe harbor and requires that they’ve made their “best effort”...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Nvidia acquires data storage and management platform SwiftStack
Nvidia today announced that it has acquired SwiftStack, a software-centric data storage and management platform that supports public cloud, on-premises and edge deployments. The company’s recent...
10:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks fell sharply today, bringing yet more unwelcome volatility to tech shares
Are you tired of TechCrunch reporting on the daily stock market gyrations? Well, we’re tired of writing about them. And yet here we are, because stonks yet again did wild things that we have to ...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Etsys 2-year migration to the cloud brought flexibility to the online marketplace
Founded in 2005, Etsy was born before cloud infrastructure was even a thing. As the company expanded, it managed all of its operations in the same way startups did in those days using private data ce...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Rigetti Computing took a $71 million down round, because quantum computing is hard
The $71 million in financing that quantum computing technology developer Rigetti Computing recently raised came at a significant cut to the company’s valuation, according to several sources with...
08:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch DuckDuckGo now crawls the web regularly to create a free list of trackers to block
It has become a part-time job to navigate and if necessary block the ads and other nuisances that plague practically every website today. DuckDuckGo is hoping to make this easier and more lightweight ...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Google recommends Washington State employees work from home, citing coronavirus risk
Google this week issued a recommendation for all Washington State employees to work remotely, citing growing fears around the spread of COVID-19. A spokesperson confirmed the recommendation in an emai...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter expands hateful conduct rules to ban dehumanizing speech around age, disability and now, disease
Last year, Twitter expanded its rules around hate speech to include dehumanizing speech against religious groups. Today, Twitter says it’s expanding its rule to also include language that dehuma...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Walmart Grocery is merging with Walmarts main app and website
Walmart is looking to hook more consumers on its online grocery shopping experience by adding Walmart Grocery to its main Walmart mobile application. For years, the retailer has operated two separate ...
07:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch The Mars 2020 rover has a new name: Perseverance
The next NASA rover to go to Mars has shed its code name and assumed a new one, sourced from the ingenuous youth of our nation. Keeping with the tradition of using virtues as names, the Mars 2020 rove...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Lyft is the latest tech company to send employees home over coronavirus
Ridesharing company Lyft has advised its San Francisco employees to go home after learning one staff member was in contact with someone exposed to coronavirus, or COVID-19. The team member has not exh...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter CEOs weak argument why investors shouldnt fire him
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey might not spend six months a year in Africa, claims the real product development is under the hood, and gives an excuse for deleting Vine before it could become TikTok. Today h...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Kinnos, which makes colorized disinfectant to ensure surfaces are covered, just landed $6 million in funding
Kinnos, a New York-based startup, was founded six years ago, but what the five-person company produces is suddenly top of mind — and a new round of funding reflects as much. To wit, Kinnos, whic...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Female-founded startups landed more deals globally in 2019 than ever before
We all know the disruptive stories of female-founded startups like Glossier and ezCater. And we also know how those success stories belie the much harder time thousands of other women entrepreneurs ha...
07:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Bird launches Scoot Mopeds in Austin ahead of SXSW
The Scoot Moped an electric moped born out of Bird’s acquisition of Scoot will launch in Austin five months after unveiling the shared micromobility vehicle. The new moped is the latest effort...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch US threatens to pull big techs immunities if child abuse isnt curbed
The Department of Justice is proposing a set of voluntary principles that take aim at tech giants in an effort to combat online sexual abuse. The principles are part of a fresh effort by the governmen...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Google Search will make mobile-first indexing the default by September
For a while now, Google has been working on making mobile-first indexing the default behavior of its search engine. With mobile-first indexing, Google Search primarily uses a page’s mobile conte...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Twitter tests ephemeral Fleets
Twitter tries out its own version of the popular Stories format, a court orders Otto’s founder to pay a big fine to Google and electric skateboard company Boosted makes cuts. Here’s your D...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Arweaves permaweb stops coronavirus censorship, raises $8M
The Chinese government has been removing criticism of its coronavirus response from apps like Weibo, the local equivalent of Twitter. But before it can, that content is being saved, decentralized, and...
05:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Ada Health built an AI-driven startup by moving slowly and not breaking things
When Ada Health was founded nine years ago, hardly anyone was talking about combining artificial intelligence and physician care outside of a handful of futurists. But the chatbot boom gave way to a ...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch TCL riffs on the foldable format with a pair of prototypes
Those TCL concept phones that were set for Mobile World Congress have finally arrived in prototype form. The Chinese hardware maker showcased a pair of devices this week, including one that saw a brie...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Frontline Ventures raises new $80M fund focused on bringing US firms to Europe
Frontline Ventures, based in Dublin and London, has announced a new $80 million fund designed to assist U.S. tech companies expanding into Europe. The new Frontline X fund which means the firm now ha...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Reddit partners and integrates with mental health service Crisis Text Line
Reddit, a discussion website and home to thousands of communities, announced this week a new partnership with mental health service Crisis Text Line. The company offers a mental health text line offer...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Budgeting software startup Airbase adds $23.5M to its Series A as it posts quick growth
This morning Airbase, a startup that sells spend and budgeting software for companies, announced a $23.5 million extension to its Series A. TechCrunch covered the company’s first Series A tranch...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Inside the effort to turn startups into zebras, not unicorns
The priorities of venture capitalists don’t always align with those of startup founders and their workers. That’s why we’ve started to see more conversation and activity around coope...
04:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch App Store Guidelines ban police-spotting apps, raise bar on dating apps and more
Apple this week alerted developers to a new set of App Store Review Guidelines that detail which apps will be accepted or rejected, and what apps are allowed to do. The changes to the guidelines impac...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Defense contractor CPI knocked offline by ransomware attack
A major electronics manufacturer for defense and communications markets was knocked offline after a ransomware attack, TechCrunch has learned. A source with knowledge of the incident told TechCrunch t...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch South Korea passes one of the worlds first comprehensive cryptocurrency laws
The South Korean National Assembly passed new legislation today that will provide a framework for the regulation and legalization of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges. In a unanimous vote during a...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Elizabeth Warren, big techs sworn foe, drops out of 2020 race
After a campaign characterized by early stratospheric highs and devastating recent lows, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the 2020 Democratic race. Warren vaulted to the top o...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch YC-backed Turing uses AI to help speed up the formulation of new consumer packaged goods
One of the more interesting and useful applications of artificial intelligence technology has been in the world of biotechnology and medicine, where now more than 220 startups (not to mention universi...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch General Catalysts Quentin Clark gets specific on SaaS, cloud maturity and startup valuations
General Catalyst, a well-known venture capital firm with at least $1.4 billion in funds raised over time, has backed Hubspot, Jet, Ping Identity, and Kayak over the years. And General Catalyst isnR...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Will New Retail help D2C brands succeed offline?
Retail as a service is great for brands to test ideas. But are they going to make venture-scale money?...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Cobalt.io pentesting service brings wizard-like setup to platform
Cobalt.io wants to change the way companies purchase and pay for pentesting services, which test an application for vulnerabilities before it goes live. Today, the company announced a number of enhanc...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Citing Star Wars, Kleiner Perkins closes a $700M fund for early-stage companies
After going back to the future with a $600 million fund last year, VC firm Kleiner Perkins is aiming for some returns of the Jedi with its freshest (and refocused) fund. With Star Wars references on t...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Emma, the personal finance tracker, scores $2.5M seed led by Connect Ventures
Emma, the personal finance management app that bills itself as your best “financial friend,” has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. Connect Ventures led the round, with participation fro...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Chargify acquires Keen to bring event-based billing to its platform
Chargify, the subscription billing platform, announced today that it has acquired event streaming company, Keen for an undisclosed amount. One interesting aspect of this deal is that both companies ar...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Google Cloud goes after the telco business with Anthos for Telecom and its Global Mobile Edge Cloud
Google Cloud today announced a new solution for its telecom customers: Anthos for Telecom. You can think of this as a specialized edition of Google’s container-based Anthos multi-cloud platform ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Bluecrew launches a mobile app to help businesses manage a flexible workforce
Bluecrew, a flexible staffing business owned by holding company IAC, is launching a new mobile app called Bluecrew Manager. Rather than relying on a network of independent contractors, Bluecrew hires ...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Get 20% off a Crunchbase Pro subscription with Extra Crunch
Were excited to announce a new community perk in partnership with Crunchbase. Starting today, annual and two-year members of Extra Crunch that are new to Crunchbase can get 20% off a Crunchbase Pro su...
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch 5G is now live in 24 markets, GSMA predicts itll be 20% of global connections by 2025 and eyes a big tech break-up
The next-gen flavor of mobile connectivity, 5G, is now live in 24 markets globally, per global mobile industry association the GSMA — which has just published its annual state of the global mobi...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Hailo raises $60M Series B for its AI chips
Israeli AI chipmaker Hailo today announced that it has raised a $60 million Series B funding round led by its existing investors, who were joined by new strategic investor ABB Technology Ventures, the...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Indonesian startup Newmans uses online medicine to tackle sensitive health issues
An Indonesian startup called Newman’s is using telemedicine to help Indonesian patients get care for stigmatized health issues. Part of Y Combinators winter 2020 batch, the startup launched last...
06:08 am GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Did African startups raise $496M, $1B or $2B in 2019?
Five years ago, it was hard to come by any numbers for annual VC investment in Africa. These days the challenge is choosing which number to follow. That’s the case for three venture funding stud...
05:45 am GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Veteran healthcare VC Camille Samuels explains why trying to cure infectious disease is a lousy business
Camille Samuels has spent the last five years as a partner with the healthcare venture firm Venrock and a dozen years before that with Versant Ventures, where she was a managing director. This self-de...
12:49 am GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Anthony Levandowski ordered to pay $179 million to Google
Anthony Levandowski, the engineer and autonomous vehicle startup founder who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been ordered to pay $179 million to end a contract...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
Techcrunch Judge rejects Tulsi Gabbards free speech lawsuit against Google
Last July, Hawaii representative and longshot Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of violating her First Amendment rights to free speech ...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Boosted lays off a significant portion of team as it looks for a buyer
Boosted, the startup behind the Boosted Boards and, more recently, the Boosted Rev electric scooter, has laid off “a significant portion” of its team, the company announced today. The comp...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Boosted lays off a significant portion of its team as it looks for a buyer
Boosted, the startup behind the Boosted Boards and, more recently, the Boosted Rev electric scooter, has laid off “a significant portion” of its team, the company announced today. The comp...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch SF poised to pass Prop E, which could significantly reduce new supply of startup office space
San Francisco is poised to pass a controversial proposition that would almost certainly limit further office space development in the city, perhaps pushing more tech companies and startups to set up t...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Investors move from coronavirus woes to Biden wins as markets rally on Super Tuesday results
While the aftermath of Super Tuesday has left the Democratic party riven between its more liberal and moderate wings, investors viewed last night’s results as a win for business and markets. Sha...
09:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Despite earnings beat and upbeat forecast, Zoom shares fall after reporting Q4 results
Today after the bell, Zoom reported its Q4 earnings. The company’s recorded revenue of $188.3 million and its adjusted per-share profit of $0.15 were ahead of expectations, including $176.55 mil...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Sustainable microgrids are the future of clean energy
Alex Behrens Contributor Share on Twitter Alex is a research analyst and blogger focused on future technologies in transportation, energy, automation, and decentralization. He has experience in data a...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Oyo layoffs, Airbnbs delayed IPO and the long-term quandary of investing in travel startups
Its the best and worst of times for travel startups. Massive growth over the past few decades has made tourism one of the big global industries, covering everything from recreation to business confere...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch US Congress approves $8.3 billion in emergency funding for coronavirus response
Congress on Wednesday approved $8.3 billion in emergency funding to respond to the spreading novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has already sickened 80 people across 13 states and killed nine in the U...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Coronavirus prompts more conference cancellations
Google cancels its big developer conference, Justin Kan’s legal startup shuts down and Robinhood offers more details about a recent outage. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 4, 2020. 1. G...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Google Cloud announces four new regions as it expands its global footprint
Google Cloud today announced its plans to open four new data center regions. These regions will be in Delhi(India), Doha (Qatar),Melbourne(Australia) andToronto (Canada) and bring Google Cloud’s...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Ford is building an all-electric Transit cargo van for the U.S. market
Ford said it will produce and sell an all-electric version of its popular Ford Transit cargo van for the North American market starting with the 2022 model year as part of the automaker’s broade...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Ford is building an all-electric Transit cargo van for the US market
Ford said it will produce and sell an all-electric version of its popular Ford Transit cargo van for the North American market starting with the 2022 model year as part of the automaker’s broade...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch J.Crew says a hacker accessed some customer accounts
Clothing giant J.Crew said an unknown number of customers had their online accounts accessed “by an unauthorized party” almost a year ago, but is only now disclosing the incident. The comp...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Messenger hits the Mac App Store in several markets
At Facebook’s 2019 F8 developer conference, the company announced plans to introduce desktop apps for its popular communications app Messenger. Now, less than a year later, the Messenger Mac App...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Quibi closes on $750 million as its date with destiny approaches
With just over one month to go until its official launch date, the short-form, subscription streaming service Quibi has closed on $750 million in new financing, according to a report in the company...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch India restores social media access in Kashmir for 2 weeks
For the first time in eight months, people in Kashmir can use WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and other social media services without any fear or use of specialized software — though things are not ...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Lunchr becomes Swile to expand beyond corporate lunch cards
Lunchr has rebranded to Swile in order to expand its product offering beyond meal vouchers. The company wants to focus on everything that happens at work but that isnt technically work money pots for...
05:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Lerer Hippeaus Ben Lerer shares his priorities for scouring seed deals
Enterprise software startups are changing how they infiltrate companies, and investors are taking note. Last week, I chatted with Lerer Hippeau‘s Ben Lerer after his firm had just led a seed rou...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch GM reveals Ultium, the heart of its EV strategy
Ed Niedermeyer Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Niedermeyer is an author, columnist and co-host of The Autonocast. His book, Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors, was released in August 201...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Google Assistant on Android can now read entire web pages to you
Just a few weeks back at CES, Google gave a sneak peak of a feature that would let your Android devices read entire web pages aloud to you perfect for when you don’t have a hand free to scroll ...
05:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Following Disneys successful launch, AT&T positions HBO Max as family-friendly
AT&T’s upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, is still on track for a May 2020 launch, said president and CEO John Stankey, speaking today at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom C...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called Fleets, which disappear after 24 hours
Twitter is testing its own version of Stories. The company announced today it will begin to trial a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, which will let users post epheme...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch This bathroom cleaning robot is trained in VR to clean up after you
Youve no doubt heard about the three Ds of automation. Somatics robot handily qualifies for two. Id say dangerous is probably a bit of a stretch here, but the robot is well-focused on replacing a job ...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Uber driver reclassified as employee in France
Frances Court of Cassation, a court of last resort, has ruled that a former Uber driver should have been considered an employee instead of a self-employed partner. As the Court of Cassation is the sup...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Tilting Point acquires mobile game Star Trek Timelines
Tilting Point announced this morning that it has acquired Star Trek Timelines, a free-to-play character collection game, fromthe game’s developer Disruptor Beam. It has also hired Disruptor Beam...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch VSCOs new editing tool Montage lets you edit and layer both photos and video
VSCO, a popular photo editing app (and Gen Z meme), is continuing to shift its focus to video. Last month, the company finally gave its creators the ability to publish their video edits to the VSCO fe...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Robinhoods downtime as a stress test for the consumer fintech boom
Let's peek at what numbers can tell us, and try to figure out if there's a lesson for consumer fintech and finservies companies while we're at it....
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Zendesks latest tools designed to give fuller view of the customer
Like many technology companies, Zendesk made the tough decision to cancel its Zendesk Relate customer conference this week in Miami amid Covid-19 health concerns. That doesn’t mean the announcem...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Bookshlf launches an app to curate and share your favorite digital content
Bookshlf has created a new way for people to recommend media whether it’s music, videos, articles, podcasts or even tweets to their friends and to the rest of the world. The New York-based sta...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch SoftBank-backed Indian startup Oyo to cut 5,000 jobs globally
Oyo said on Wednesday it is laying off 5,000 people from its global workforce as the Indian budget hotel startup looks to cut its spendings and chase profitability. The latest round of job cuts would ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Netlify nabs $53M Series C as micro services approach to web development grows
Netlify, the startup that wants to kill the web server and change the way developers build websites, announced a $53 million Series C today. EQT Ventures Fund led the round with contributions from exi...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Netlify nabs $53M Series C as microservices approach to web development grows
Netlify, the startup that wants to kill the web server and change the way developers build websites, announced a $53 million Series C today. EQT Ventures Fund led the round with contributions from exi...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Cathay Pacific fined 500k by UKs ICO over data breach disclosed in 2018
Cathay Pacific has been issued with a 500,000 penalty by the UK’s data watchdog for security lapses which exposed the personal details of some 9.4 million customers globally — 111,578 of w...
11:31 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Resso, ByteDances music streaming app, officially launches in India, sans Tencent-backed Universal Music
TikTok, the hugely popular social media app, found a lot of early traction by giving users a way to create funny lip-synced versions of clips from well-known songs and then share them with friends (it...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Mavenoid raises $8M Series A to apply AI to technical product support
Mavenoid, a startup founded in Stockholm that helps companies scale tech-focused product support via an AI-powered chatbot, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Mosaic Ventur...
08:42 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Alipay owner Ant Financial takes minority stake in Klarna
Some big moves in the payments platform space: Ant Financial Group, the owner of China’s Alipay payment platform has announced it’s taking a minority stake in Swedish payments platform Kla...
06:19 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch India lifts ban on cryptocurrency trading
Indias Supreme Court on Wednesday overturnedcentral banks two-year-old ban on cryptocurrency trading in the country in what many said was a historic verdict. The Reserve Bank of India had imposed a ba...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Co-living European startup Colonies raises $34 million
French startup Colonies has raised a $34 million funding round (30 million). In addition to that, LBO France is committing to spend $168 million (150 million) in real estate projects over the next cou...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Co-living European startup Colonies raises $34M
French startup Colonies has raised a $34 million funding round (30 million). In addition to that, LBO France is committing to spend $168 million (150 million) in real estate projects over the next cou...
04:58 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Biden stages a Super Tuesday comeback as Sanders fights for the rest in the West
In a newly narrowed four-way contest, Super Tuesdays broad delegate pool enticed Democratic primary contenders with race’s biggest prizes yet. Fourteen states voted in Tuesdays primaries, with t...
04:20 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Zuckerberg details the ways Facebook and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are responding to COVID-19
Mark Zuckerberg has outlined some of the steps that Facebook and his family’s non-profit, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, are taking to respond to the spread of both the novel coronavirus known ...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Robinhood offers $15 discount, blames outage on record trades
It wasn’t the leap year, a coding blip, or a hack that caused Robinhood’s massive outages yesterday and today that left customers unable to trade stocks. Instead, the co-CEOs write that...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Five, the self-driving startup, raises $41M and pivots into B2B, away from building its own fleet
We are still years away from a time when fully-autonomous cars will be able to drive us from A to B, and the complexity of getting to that point is likely going to need hundreds of billions of dollars...
12:36 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
Techcrunch Los Angeles-based Talespin nabs $15 million for its extended reality-based workforce training tools
It turns out the virtual and augmented reality companies aren’t dead — as long as they focus on the enterprise. That’s what the Los Angeles-based extended reality technology develope...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch $75M legal startup Atrium shuts down, lays off 100
Justin Kan’s hybrid legal software and law firm startup Atrium is shutting down today after failing to figure out how to deliver better efficiency than a traditional law firm. The just startup l...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch WellSet is doing a limited launch in Los Angeles of its alternative medicine booking platform
Alternative and holistic healthcare seekers in the Los Angeles area have a new service they can turn to in WellSet, the listing platform that launched on Tuesday. Through the service, customers coming...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Los Angeles gets a new consumer fund as founders of Sprinkles seek $25 million for CN2 Ventures
Charles and Candace Nelson traded their investment banking careers in Silicon Valley for the sweet, sweet life as captains of the cupcake and confectionery chain Sprinkles. Now they’re putting b...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch How Stack Overflows new CEO plans to kickstart enterprise growth
Stack Overflow has long been the Q&A site of choice for developers. But while that’s what most people know the company for, it has also built out a jobs site and Teams, its private Q&A s...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Uber sold its food delivery business in India to Zomato for $206M
Uber sold its food delivery business in India to the local rival Zomato for $206 million, the American ride-hailing company disclosed in a regulatory filing in one of its key overseas markets. In Janu...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook fact-check feud erupts over Trump virus hoax
Who fact-checks the fact-checkers? Did Trump call coronavirus the Democrat’s “new hoax”? Those the big questions emerging from a controversial “false” label applied to Po...
09:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch NASA moves forward with 17 companies as part of bid to transform urban aerial transportation
NASA and a clutch of startup and established companies are moving forward with plans to transform mobility in urban environments through the Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge. If it’s fully imp...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks fall despite Fed intervention, dragging tech shares down once again
On a day that saw the U.S. Federal Reserve try to flip the only switch it can to light up investor confidence, investors remained unconvinced of the short-term financial prospects of the U.S. and glob...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Google cancels its 2020 I/O developer conference
After Facebook canceled its F8 developer conference and Google itself moved its Cloud Next event in April to a digital-only conference, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Google is cancelin...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Google pitches free trials of its enterprise G Suite conferencing tools as part of a coronavirus response
Google said in a blog post that it would roll out free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally as the company pitch...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Zoom earnings, remote work and a terrible but possibly bright moment for startups
It’s a bit gauche to talk about positive economic impacts of what may become a global pandemic, but the novel coronavirus hasn’t been bad news for every company. Video conference provider ...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Rebranding as Anagram, software for out-of-network billing for healthcare providers raises $9.1 million
As it rebrands from Patch toAnagram, the healthcare billing platform making it easier for providers to accept out-of-network patients, has raised $9.1 million in new financing. The round was led byMan...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch The BMW Concept i4 gets us closer to whats coming in 2021
BMW unveiled Tuesday a concept version of its upcoming i4, an all-electric four-door Gran Coupe with an estimated EPA range of 270 miles and the ability to produce 530 horsepower, pushing it past its ...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Kamis wireless outdoor camera keeps it simple
You’ve probably come across YI’s range of affordable security cameras while browsing on Amazon or other shopping sites in the past. Recently, the company’s Kami brand launched its $9...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Africa Roundup: TLcom closes $71M fund, Jumo raises $55M, AWS partners with Safaricom
VC firm TLcom Capital closed its Tide Africa Fund at $71 million in February, and announced plans to invest in 12 startup over the next 18 months. The group with offices in London, Lagos, and Nairobi...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Confirmed: Managed by Q sells to rival Eden for just 11% of what WeWork paid for it last year
Managed by Q co-founder Dan Teran had a plan. After selling his office management company to WeWork last year for tidy $220 million — $100 million in cash and the rest in stock — he wanted...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Confirmed: Managed by Q sells to rival Eden for what sources say is just 11% of what WeWork paid for it last year
Managed by Q co-founder Dan Teran had a plan. After selling his office management company to WeWork last year for a tidy $220 million — $100 million in cash and the rest in stock — he want...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Hulu with Live TV belatedly arrives on PlayStation 4
Hulu’s Live TV service, which allows users to watch both live and on-demand programming, including Hulu Originals, has finally arrived on the PlayStation 4 — close to three years after the...
06:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Waymo raises $2.5B
Alphabet’s self-driving car company raises its first outside investment, Robinhood goes down and Pixel phones get new gesture controls. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 3, 2020. 1. Waymo...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Boston Dynamics unveils OTTO Motors collaboration to bring our robot overlords to the warehouse
Boston Dynamics, the undisputed heavyweight of technical robotics wizardry, unveiled a new collaboration with the warehouse autonomous material handling and transportation technology developer, OTTO M...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch The future of gig work could involve unions and co-ops
The classification of gig workers for companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash and Postmates has long been a topic of debate. Since California worker-protection bill AB 5 became law, some compan...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Finally dark mode arrives to soothe your 3am WhatsApps
Facebook -owned WhatsApp is finally giving users’ eyes a break by rolling out a dark mode setting to the messaging app — years after some other tech giants figured out how to offer a ̵...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Startup Battlefield applications for TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2020 are now open
Founders – its time to launch your company on the most famous stage in tech media. Startup Battlefield applications are now open. TechCrunch is scouring the globe to find the most innovative and...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Applications are open for the latest Disney accelerator program
The Walt Disney Company is now accepting applications for its 2020 Disney Accelerator, the company said today. The accelerator accepts ten growth-stage startups for a three-month mentorship program th...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Apple Stores to host over 5,000 female-focused sessions in March for International Womens Day
Apple is celebrating International Women’s Day with a full month of events across its retail stores, App Store and other platforms, including Apple TV, plus its Apple Books and Apple Podcasts ap...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch SendBirds messaging platform gets new moderation tools, full-text search and more
SendBird is announcing a major update to its chat API for web and mobile today. With this, SendBird is adding numerous new features to its service that will make it easier for its customers to moderat...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: I live in India and run a startup
"I currently have a B1/B2 visa. As my company continues to grow, we want to expand in the U.S. and possibly buy a house. I want to know whats the best visa to obtain."...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Leap Finance raises $5.5M to democratize financing for foreign-bound Indian students
Tens of thousands of Indians move to the United States to pursue higher education each year. But like many others who have arrived from a foreign land, they cant secure education loans or personal loa...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Shot: Whats Elliott Management and why is it coming after Twitter and SoftBank?
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After a long Shot hiatus, things keep happening that demand our attentio...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Target reports mixed fourth quarter, but notes same-day services grew more than 90% in 2019
Target today reported mixed fourth-quarter results, but promising growth on the e-commerce side of its business. The retailer’s earnings per share came in at $1.69 beating the Zacks Consensus Es...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Looking for liquidity and cash, a16z-backed Accolade files for IPO
Let's explore Accolade's IPO filing and start with what the firm does and its capital history. After that, we'll look at its (somewhat surprising) numbers....
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Robinhood will offer case-by-case compensation for its outage on the day markets gained $1.1 trillion
Robinhood, the popular trading app with a purported 10-million-strong user base and a $7.6 billion valuation, said it will offer compensation for yesterday’s outage on a case-by-case basis, acco...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Down again, Robinhood will offer case-by-case compensation for its outage on the day markets gained $1.1 trillion
As the company experiences its second day of outages,Robinhood, the popular trading app with a purported 10-million-strong user base and a $7.6 billion valuation, said it will offer compensation for y...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Stack Overflow expands its Teams service with new integrations
Most developers think of Stack Overflow as a question and answer site for their programming questions. But over the last few years, the company has also built a successful business in its Stack Overfl...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch FairShake automates the individual arbitration process
Years ago, Teel Lidow arrived at the airport to take a standard, eight-hour flight from Santiago, Chile to New York City. The journey ended up taking three days, and involved an emergency landing, and...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch SmartNews local news feature now covers more than 6,000 U.S. cities
SmartNews, the news aggregation app that hit a unicorn valuation last year, has spent its time growing its local news feature. With the United States presidential election underscoring both the import...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon makes its same-day delivery service faster in select U.S. cities
Amazon this morning announced another step it’s taken to speed up same-day deliveries. The company has installed what it’s calling “mini-fulfillment centers” closer to where cu...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Brooklinen raises $50M to open more stores and expand internationally
Brooklinen, a startup that sells bedding and other home goods online, has raised $50 million in new funding from growth equity firm Summit Partners. Recent headlines are spurring bigger questions abou...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Sensel raises a $28M Series A to bring pressure sensing tech to more mobile devices
I was honestly a surprised to find out from Sensel that the company is only just recently raising its Series A. The Sunnyvale-based hardware startup has been around since 2013, bringing its first prod...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Ampere launches new chip built from ground up for cloud workloads
Ampere, the chip startup run by former Intel President Renee James, announced a new chip today that she says is designed specifically to optimize for cloud workloads. Ampere VP of product Jeff Wittich...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Datastax acquires The Last Pickle
Data management company Datastax, one of the largest contributors to the Apache Cassandra project, today announced that it has acquired The Last Pickle (and no, I don’t know what’s up with...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch DocSends new pre-seed data shows how many founders you should have and how many investors you should meet
DocSend has become one of the most popular tools for sharing venture fundraise decks, not only because of the control it offers, but also because of the analytics it can provide founders on how VCs re...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Shasta Ventures debuts Ignite, a collection of help and services to drive its startups to $10M ARR
Shasta Ventures, a venture capital firm that has raised more than a half-dozen funds in its life, announced a new program this morning designed to help its portfolio companies scale to $10 million of ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Honeywell says it will soon launch the worlds most powerful quantum computer
“The best-kept secret in quantum computing.” That’s what Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) CEO Ilyas Khan called Honeywell‘s efforts in building the world’s most powerful...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Valued at $10B, Nubank launches its Nu credit card in Mexico
Nubank, the Brazilian digital bank valued at $10 billion, is launching its Nu credit card in Mexico a country where the unbanked population counts 36 million people. The Sao Paulo-based fintech compa...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch RTP Global outs new $650M early-stage fund to back tech in US, Europe, India and South-East Asia
RTP Global, the VC firm founded by Russian entrepreneur and investor Leonid Boguslavsky, is announcing a new $650 million fund to continue backing early-stage tech startups, primarily at Series A but ...
07:20 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch iPrice, a platform for comparison shopping in Southeast Asia, raises $10 million Series B
iPrice Group, which helps comparison shoppers in Southeast Asia by pulling together prices from different e-commerce platforms, has closed a $10 million Series B. Led by ACA Investments, the round als...
07:10 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Le Wagon raises $19 million to build a global coding bootcamp
French startup Le Wagon has raised its first round of funding after many years of bootstrapping. The company closed a $19 million funding round (17 million) a few months ago. Cathay Capital is leading...
07:10 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Le Wagon raises $19M to build a global coding bootcamp
French startup Le Wagon has raised its first round of funding after many years of bootstrapping. The company closed a $19 million funding round (17 million) a few months ago. Cathay Capital is leading...
06:37 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch New Yorks Governor Cuomo requires insurers to waive cost sharing for COVID-19 tests
In a move that other states might want to emulate, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said that the state’s Department of Financial Services is requiring health insurers in the state to wai...
05:30 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch MWM raises $55.9 million after generating 400 million music app downloads
Popular music app publisher MWM has raised a $55.9 million (50 million) funding round. Blisce/ is leading the round with Idinvest Partners, Bpifrance (Large Venture fund), Agla Ventures and Xavier Nie...
05:30 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch MWM raises $55.9M after generating 400 million music app downloads
Popular music app publisher MWM has raised a $55.9 million (50 million) funding round. Blisce/ is leading the round with Idinvest Partners, Bpifrance (Large Venture fund), Agla Ventures and Xavier Nie...
01:53 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Legal services giant Epiq Global offline after ransomware attack
Legal services giant Epiq Global has been hit by a ransomware attack. The law firm, which provides legal counsel and administration that counts banks, credit giants, and governments as customers, conf...
12:47 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Robinhood suffers prolonged outage on the day the Dow enjoyed its single biggest point gain
Robinhood, the startup with a stock trading app valued upwards of at least $7.6 billion, suffered one of its worst outages on one of the busiest trading days of the year. As the Dow Jones Industrial A...
12:47 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
Techcrunch Robinhood suffers prolonged outage on the day the Dow enjoyed its biggest point gain since 2009
Robinhood, the startup with a stock trading app valued upwards of at least $7.6 billion, suffered one of its worst outages on one of the busiest trading days of the year. As the Dow Jones Industrial A...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Sonantic scores 2.3M funding to bring human-quality artificial voices to games
Sonantic, a U.K. startup that has developed “human-quality” artificial voice technology for the games and entertainment industry, has raised 2.3 million in funding. Leading the round is EQ...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Google cancels Cloud Next because of coronavirus, goes online-only
Google today announced that it is canceling the physical part of Cloud Next, its cloud-focused event and its largest annual conference by far with around 30,000 attendees, over concerns around the cur...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Connie Chan of Andreessen Horowitz discusses consumer techs winners and losers
Last week, I sat down with Connie Chan, a general partner with Andreessen Horowitz who focuses on investing in consumer tech. She joined the firm in 2011 after working at HP in China. From her tempora...
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Aurora VP Jinnah Hosein is coming to TC Sessions: Robotics AI
TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI is tomorrow and we have one more exciting speaker announcement to share. Jinnah Hosein, the vice president of software engineering at self-driving vehicle startup Au...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Apple agrees to settlement of up to $500 million from lawsuit alleging it throttled older phones
Apple Inc. has agreed to pay a settlement of up to $500 million, following a lawsuit accusing the company of intentionally slowing down the performance of older phones to encourage customers to buy ne...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet
Waymo, the former Google self-driving car project that is now a business under Alphabet, said Monday it raised $2.25 billion in a fundraising round led by Silver Lake, Canada Pension Plan Investment B...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch After turbulent week, the stock market sees record gains
So much for that correction! After a desolate week, the United States saw its major indices rally on Monday, pushing the value of domestic, and domestically-listed securities higher. The gains came de...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch The companies that will shape the upcoming multiverse era of social media
Throughout this series on the rise of multiverse virtual worlds, I have outlined the collision of gaming and social media into a new multiverse era of social media within virtual worlds due to technol...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Cyan Banister leaves Founders Fund for Long Journey Ventures
Cyan Banister is leaving Founders Fund to become a member of a new early-stage investment and operations-focused firm called Long Journey Ventures. The move, first reported by Axios, brings Banister b...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility 2020
TC Sessions: Mobility is back in San Jose on May 14, and we’re excited to give the first peek of what and who is coming to the main stage. We’re not revealing everything just yet, but alre...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch FX launches on Hulu, offering over 40 shows and originals
FX content is coming to Hulu. The company announced today the launch of a new FX hub on the streaming service that includes over 40 FX Networks TV shows, new original linear series, and other FX origi...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Silicon Valley saw itself in Pete Buttigieg. Now hes out of the race.
Tech’s darling is out. On Sunday, the 38-year-old Democratic presidential contender stepped out of the race, clearing a path for moderates to coalesce around another candidate on the eve of Supe...
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Understanding 2020s early-stage fundraising market
Welcome to Equity on Extra Crunch, a semi-regular series of interviews between the Equity team, venture capitalists, and operating executives at the neatest startups. The goal of this irregular medium...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Nvidias GTC developer event will be online-only over coronavirus fears
Nvidia has canceled the in-person portion of its GPU Technology Conference, which would have brought more than 10,000 people to San Jose three weeks from now. The company cited “growing concern ...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Pixel phones updated with new gesture controls, emoji, AR effects & more
One of the benefits of owning a Pixel smartphone is that it improves over time, as Pixels are first to receive updates that deliver the latest fixes and improvements. The first round of new features a...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Silicon Valley could be Bidens funding lifeline post South Carolina
Presidential candidate Joe Biden is likely to throw a fundraising lifeline to Silicon Valley donors after his commanding South Carolina victory and going into the next wave of primaries. A pro-Biden S...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch The 2020 Chevy Corvette is good and will only getter better
Whats a Corvette? To me, the formula is simple: Loads of power in an affordable package that can hold two golf bags. For the past 62 years, that meant putting the engine in the front and a stick shift...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Nokias CEO is stepping down
Nokia announces a big leadership change, an AT&T streaming service expands and we look at how our jobs may have to evolve during to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s your Daily Crunch for Mar...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch R&D roundup: soft 3D printing, backscatter Wi-Fi and other bleeding-edge tech
I see far more research articles than I could possibly write up. This column collects the most interesting of those papers and advances along with notes on why they may prove important in the world of...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Top 10 US astrology apps drew in $40M in 2019, up 65% from 2018
In uncertain times, people go looking for answers in unusual places. And in 2019, many U.S. consumers found their answers in the stars — or, more specifically, in a group of increasingly popular...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Extra Crunch members get design tool Canva Pro free for 90 days
Extra Crunch is excited to announce a new community perk from design and publishing platform Canva. Starting today, annual and two-year members of Extra Crunch can receive 90 days of their Pro plan fo...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Activist investors want to crank up the Twitter revenue machine
When Elliott Management, a New York investment firm with an activist approach, sets its sights on a company, it usually means it has been under-performing, and it sees a ton of unmet potential. News b...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Thoma Bravo completes $3.9B Sophos acquisition
Thoma Bravo announced today that it has closed its hefty $3.9 billion acquisition of security firm Sophos, marking yet another private equity deal in the books. The deal was originally announced in Oc...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch New AngelList dataset sheds light on the signaling risks of seed-stage investments
One of the big, on-going debates in VC and founder circles concerns whether to accept money from top-tier, later-stage venture capitalists during a seed round. Even as their funds reach monstrous size...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch New AngelList data set sheds light on the signaling risks of seed-stage investments
One of the big, ongoing debates in VC and founder circles concerns whether to accept money from top-tier, later-stage venture capitalists during a seed round. Even as their funds reach monstrous sizes...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Podium rolls out payments for its customer-focused local-business SaaS service
Podium, a Utah-based SaaS company focused on small business customer interactions, added payments technology to its product suite today. The move accretes a new income stream to the company’s qu...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Unpacking Procores S-1 filing
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re in for a treat, as we get to dig into Procore’s S-1 filin...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Stocks partially reverse last weeks slide in early-morning trading
Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq have reversed course after a week of losses. The Dow was up 570.50 points to 25,979.86 and the Nasdaq was up 112.96 to 8680.33 near midday trading....
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is thinking about quitting social media
Another major figure could soon join the list of a growing number of people who are done with social media: The leader of the worlds largest democracy. Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted Mond...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Streaming service AT&T TV launches nationwide, but isnt meant for cord cutters
AT&T is expanding its streaming strategy with the launch of a new, nationwide TV service, AT&T TV, delivered over the internet. Not to be confused with AT&T TV Now — AT&T’s...
03:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Could lessons from the challenger bank revolution kick-start innovation on the climate crisis?
Now that the world is swimming in data we may be able to address the climate and environmental risks to the planet. But while there is plenty of capital to invest in things like ClimateTech, a lot of ...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Surprise IPOs, Brizas $3M round, and are we worried about unicorn liquidity?
Good morning friends, and welcome back toTechCrunchs Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if youve listened to the show o...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch mParticle raises $45M to help marketers unify customer data
mParticle, which helps companies like Spotify, Paypal and Starbucks umanage their customer data, is announcing that it has raised $45 million in Series D funding. Co-founder and CEO Michael Katz told ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch AudioTelligence raises $8.5M Series A to bring its autofocus for sound to voice assistants
AudioTelligence, a startup that spun out of University of Cambridge-funded CEDAR Audio, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding for its “autofocus for sound”. Leading the round is Octo...
08:54 am GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Indias Spinny raises $43.7M to expand its online platform for selling used cars
Spinny, an online platform for selling used cars, has secured $43.7 million from a cohort of influential investors in a new financing round as it looks to expand to more Indian cities. The Series B fi...
06:36 am GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Rajeev Suri to step down as Nokia CEO; Pekka Lundmark to take over
Rajeev Suri, the chief executive of Nokia, is stepping down from his leadership role after overseeing the Finnish networking giant for more than half a decade. Pekka Lundmark, the outgoing President a...
05:45 am GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Thought Machine nabs $83M for a cloud-based platform that powers banking services
The world of consumer banking has seen a massive shift in the last ten years. Gone are the days where you could open an account, take out a loan, or discuss changing the terms of your banking only by ...
04:06 am GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
Techcrunch Visser, a parts manufacturer for Tesla and SpaceX, confirms data breach
A precision parts maker for space and defense contractors has confirmed a “cybersecurity incident,” which TechCrunch has learned was likely caused by ransomware. Visser Precision, a Denver...
04:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 1, 2020
Techcrunch How to work during a pandemic
The world is bracing for the seemingly inevitable proliferation of SARS-COV-12, also known as COVID-19 and coronavirus, which has already paralyzed cities and isolated millions. In the U.S., especiall...
03:19 pm GMT - Sun, March 1, 2020
Techcrunch China Roundup: Apple closes a 4-year-old App Store loophole
This week, Apple made some major moves that are telling of its increasingly compliant behavior in China where it has seen escalating competition, but investors are showing dissatisfaction with how it ...
03:02 pm GMT - Sun, March 1, 2020
Techcrunch Making money from games: the future of virtual economies
Fictional portrayals of virtual worlds such as “Ready Player One” and “The Matrix” typically portray the physical and virtual worlds as distinct realms siloed from each other. ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 1, 2020
Techcrunch May we live in interesting times
It’s never a good sign when, in order to discuss the near future of technology, you first have to talk about epidemiology–but I’m afraid that’s where we’re at. A week ago...
09:20 pm GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
Techcrunch Why you cant overlook the small details in the pursuit of innovation
This week, we read a very short story, The Great Silence, as we start to head toward the end of Ted Chiangs Exhalation collection. This story asks questions about how we connect with nature, and also ...
09:15 pm GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
Techcrunch FDA allows new diagnostic technologies to test for coronavirus before receiving emergency approvals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today that it would allow new diagnostics technologies to be used to test for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at elite academic hospitals and healthcare fac...
09:03 pm GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
Techcrunch Coronavirus grifts crop up online for political gain and profit
These days capitalism and democracy seem to mean that it’s never too early to take advantage of the misery of others, and the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is the latest proof poi...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: Why some fintech companies arent blinking at customer acquisition costs
Distribution channels are getting saturated across the internet and beyond, and in many tech sectors the cost of acquiring new customers is crimping profitability. But so far, so good in the "great cr...
03:54 pm GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
Techcrunch Multiverse virtual worlds will be healthier for society than our current social networks
The basis of the classic James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” is an evil media mogul who instigates war between the U.K. and China because it will be great for TV ratings. Theres been a w...
02:33 pm GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Coronavirus impacts app stores, Facebook sues mobile SDK maker, Apple kicks out a cloud gaming app
This week, we'll look at the coronavirus outbreak's impact. We're also talking about Facebook's lawsuit over a data-grabbing SDK, Tinder's new video series, and more....
12:25 am GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
Techcrunch GDC 2020 has been canceled
Well, after what I’m sure was a hectic few days for the folks planning the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the team announced today that they have officially decided to cancel the e...
12:12 am GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
Techcrunch Lyft ramps up self-driving program
A year ago, Lyft submitted a report to the California Department of Motor Vehicles that summed up its 2018 autonomous vehicle testing activity in a single, short paragraph. “Lyft Inc. did not op...