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11:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19
Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test? MIT research has found that hidden...
11:42 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Apple acknowledges AirPods Pro issues, will replace those that crackle and rattle
Are your AirPods Pro earbuds making weird noises? You’re not imagining it and you’re not the only one. Just a few months after Apple started shipping AirPods Pro, some users started notic...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal
Under Armour gives up on one of its big acquisitions, Uber Eats faces complaints over its free delivery policy for Black restaurants and Facebook takes another step to limit QAnon-related content. Thi...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch iPhones can now tell blind users where and how far away people are
Apple has packed an interesting new accessibility feature into the latest beta of iOS: a system that detects the presence of and distance to people in the view of the iPhone’s camera, so blind u...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Q3 earnings find Apple and Google looking to the future for hardware rebounds
5G is a once-in-a-decade kind of opportunity, Tim Cook told the media during the Q&A portion of Apples Q3 earnings call. And we could not be more excited to hit the market exactly when we did. The...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Google reveals a new Windows zero-day bug it says is under active attack
Google has dropped details of a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Windows, which it says hackers are actively exploiting. As a result, Google gave Microsoft just a week to fix the vulnerability....
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook hits pause on algorithmic recommendations for political and social issue groups
With just days to go before the U.S. election, Facebook quietly suspended one of its most worrisome features. During Wednesday’s Senate hearing Senator Ed Markey asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerbe...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: Would a Trump win abolish the H-1B visa lottery?
Proposed changes to the H-1B lottery are expected to be published in the Federal Register next week and DHS will accept comments from the public on this proposal for 30 days after that....
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Join Greylocks Asheem Chandna on November 5 at noon PST/3 pm EST/8 pm GMT to discuss the future of enterprise and cybersecurity investing
The world of enterprise software and cybersecurity has taken multiple body blows since COVID-19 demolished the in-person office, flinging employees across the world and forcing companies to adapt to a...
07:59 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch The scooter battle for New York City is on
New York City, one of the most coveted shared micromobility markets in the industry, has released its request for interest in its electric scooter pilot, officially kicking off what promises to be a c...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Logistics and truck rental giant Ryder joins the businesses making the jump into venture capital in 2020
While the launch of a $50 million venture capital fund by the shipping, logistics, and truck rental company Ryder System may have seemed like an odd strategic move, it’s actually the culmination...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Nestl acquires healthy meal startup Freshly for up to $1.5B
Nestl USA just announced that it has acquired Freshly for $1.5 billion $950 million plus potential earnouts of up to $550 million based on future growth. Founded in 2015, Freshly is a New York City-b...
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Big techs blackbox algorithms face regulatory oversight under EU plan
Major Internet platforms will be required to open up their algorithms to regulatory oversight under proposals European lawmakers are set to introduce next month. In a speech today Commission EVP Margr...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook is limiting distribution of save our children hashtag over QAnon ties
Facebook today confirmed that it will be limiting the distribution of the hashtag save our children. Over the past several months, the phrase and ones like it have become associated with QAnon. Thes...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch New GV partner Terri Burns has a simple investment thesis: Gen Z
In 2015, then-Twitter product manager Terri Burns penned a piece about staying optimistic despite the sexism and racism that exists expansively within tech. America has broke my heart countless times,...
05:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Teachers are leaving schools. Will they come to startups next?
It wasnt the lingering exhaustion that made Christine Huang, a New York public school teacher, leave the profession. Or the low pay. Or the fact that she rarely had time to spend with her kids after t...
05:24 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch E.ventures opens new office in Paris
VC firm e.ventures is expanding its footprint in Europe with a new office in Paris, as well as a new Paris-based partner. Jonathan Userovici, who previously worked for Idinvest Partners, is joining e....
04:47 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Daimler invests in lidar company Luminar in push to bring autonomous trucks to highways
Daimler’s trucks division has invested in lidar developer Luminar as part of a broader partnership to produce autonomous trucks capable of navigating highways without a human driver behind the w...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Uber Eats faces discrimination allegations over free delivery from Black-owned restaurants
Uber says it has received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration as a result of it ditching delivery fees for some Black-owned restaurants via Uber Eats. Uber Eats made this change in June, following...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Teampay adds $5M to its Series A at higher valuation after growing ARR 320% growth since the round
What do you call the grey area between a Series A and a Series B? In 2020, when the money is taken on opportunistically, you call it a Series A-1 extension, according to Teampay. Even if the new capit...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Passion Capital backs UK fertility workplace benefits provider, Fertifa
UK-based Fertifa has bagged a 1 million (~$1.3M) seed to plug into a fertility-focused workplace benefits platform. Passion Capital is investing in the round, along with some unnamed strategic angel i...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Reliance Jio Platforms tops 400M subscribers, explores expanding services outside of India
Reliance Jio Platforms, the telecom venture run by India’s richest man (Mukesh Ambani), had 405.6 million subscribers in the quarter that ended in September, becoming the first operator outside ...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Space investors will see into the future at TechCrunch Sessions: Space
If the projections are to be believed, the amount of money swirling around the space industry is poised to grow considerably over the next decade. Consider that the aviation giant Boeing estimates tha...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Cloud infrastructure revenue grows 33% this quarter to almost $33B
The cloud infrastructure market kept growing at a brisk pace last quarter, as the pandemic continued to push more companies to the cloud with offices shut down in much of the world. This week the big ...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch B8ta remains bullish on IRL shopping with new acquisition
Coronavirus cases in the United States are reaching new peaks. E-commerce is continuing to boom. And B8ta, a San Francisco startup which is betting on the future of physical retailers, is doubling dow...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Is the Great 2020 Tech Rally slowing?
Yesterday’s earnings deluge made plain that tech shares are not rocketing higher as 2020 comes to a close. Indeed, in pre-market trading this morning, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are a...
02:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch NowThis partners with Calm to offer a soothing Election Day live stream
Mobile news organization NowThis is announcing a bit of counter-programming for next week’s presidential election it’s partnering with meditation app Calm to create a live stream for anyo...
02:09 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Smartphone shipments dip in China for Q3, led by Huawei decline
China was the first major global smartphone markets to rebound from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stringent lockdown measures were able to help the country recover from the virus relatively...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Illinois is taking a data-driven approach to its mask-wearing ad campaign
Heres an example of ad targeting thats actually good for public health: In a campaign encouraging people to wear masks, the Illinois state government has been focusing its digital ad dollars on the co...
12:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch UK watchdog reduces Marriott data breach fine to $23.8M, down from $123M
The UK’s ICO has reduced the size of a data breach penalty for hotel business Marriott — dropping it to 14.4 million (~$23.8M) in a final penalty notice down from the 99M ($123M) figure th...
12:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for $345 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for $475 million
Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, five and a half years after acquiring it for $475 ...
06:12 am GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch AOL founder Steve Case, involved early in Section 230, says its time to change it
AOL founder Steve Case was there, just outside of Washington, D.C., when in 1996 the Communications Decency Act was passed as part of a major overhaul of U.S. telecommunications laws that President Bi...
02:16 am GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon pegs COVID-19 costs at an estimated $4 billion next quarter
Amazon expects to incur $4 billion in COVID-related costs next quarter, an estimate that provides a bellwether for other businesses, large and small, trying to stay operational and control expenses am...
12:21 am GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch WhatsApp is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day
WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day, the companys chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at the quarterly earnings call Th...
12:06 am GMT - Fri, October 30, 2020
Techcrunch PORTL Hologram raises $3M to put a hologram machine in every home
What does a hologram-obsessed entrepreneur do for a second act after setting up a virtual Ronald Reagan in the Reagan Memorial Library, or beaming Jimmy Kimmel all the way from Hollywood to the Countr...
11:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla has increased the price of its Full Self-Driving option to $10,000
Tesla has made good on founder and CEO Elon Musk’s promise to boost the price of its “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) software upgrade option, increasing it to $10,000 following the start o...
10:40 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Polestar recalls its newest EV for the second time this month
Polestar, the electric vehicle brand that was spun out of Volvo Car Group, has issued another recall for its newest electric vehicle. The company is voluntarily recalling nearly 4,600 vehicles over wh...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Corsair acquires EpocCam, a webcam app for iPhone
Corsair Gaming today announced that it has acquired EpocCam, the software developer behind the iOS software of the same name. Its easy to see why the gaming company would be interested in such an acqu...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Google had a good quarter
Google releases its latest earnings report, Spotify is getting ready to raise prices and Excel gets friendlier to custom data types. This is your Daily Crunch for October 29, 2020. The big story: Goog...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch PUBG Mobile to terminate access for users in India on October 30 following ban order
PUBG Mobile, the sleeper hit mobile game, will terminate all service and access for users in India on October 30, two months after New Delhi banned the game in the worlds second largest internet marke...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Apple One services subscription bundles start launching tomorrow
Apple is launching its Apple One services bundle tomorrow, though the company’s workout service Fitness+ isn’t quite ready yet. On an earnings call today, CEO Tim Cook revealed tomorrow...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Netflix is raising prices on most of its plans in the US
Time for another Netflix price hike! About a year and a half after the last price increase, Netflix is bumping up the cost for most of its monthly plans in the US by one to two dollars. Here’s h...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter revenue rises 14%, but user growth fails to impress
Twitter continued to see its total traffic rise in the third quarter, thanks to that trifecta of returning sports, the presidential campaign and the COVID-19 pandemic. But there wasn’t nearly en...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Strong ad revenues boost Facebook past expectations as company cites ecommerce boom as tailwind
Facebook reported its Q3 earnings today, including revenues of $21.5 billion, net income of $7.8 billion. The company earned $2.71 in per-share profit during the three month period. Analysts had expec...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Ad revenues and e-commerce boom boost Facebook earnings but US users down from COVID surge
Facebook reported its Q3 earnings today, including revenues of $21.5 billion, and net income of $7.8 billion. The company earned $2.71 in per-share profit during the three-month period. Analysts had e...
08:37 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Why Apples Q4 earnings look different this year
On Thursday, Apple delivered a Q4 earnings beat but the stock slid anyway as wary investors saw worse than expected iPhone revenues. At the time of writing, stock was down around 5% in after-hours tra...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon crushes Q3 expectations even without Prime Day bump, but AWS growth slowed to 29%
Amazon has continued to reap the rewards of a society increasingly dependent on ecommerce a trend further fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company crushed analyst expectations Thursday, reporting...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon crushes Q3 expectations even without Prime Day bump
Amazon has continued to reap the rewards of a society increasingly dependent on ecommerce a trend further fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company crushed analyst expectations Thursday, reporting...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Comcast says Peacock has nearly 22M sign-ups
Comcast’s latest earnings report includes some official user numbers for Peacock, the new streaming service from Comcast-owned NBCUniversal. Specifically, Comcast says that Peacock has received ...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Strong YouTube ad growth powers Alphabet to better-than-expected Q3
Today after the bell, Alphabet announced its Q3 performance. The Google parent company generated revenues of $46.2 billion and per-share profit of $16.40 off the back of net income of $11.2 billion. A...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Google tests a helpful app comparison feature on Google Play
Google is testing a new feature that could improve discovery for Android apps on Google Play. The company confirmed it’s experimenting with a “Compare Apps” option that would allow G...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Precursor Ventures promotes Sydney Thomas, its first hire, to principal
In 2019, only one Black woman was named partner in venture capital, according to All Raise, a nonprofit focused on accelerating female founders and investors. The data has shown, shows, and will conti...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Google brings Halloween to life using augmented reality
There’s an AR ghost on Google Search. There’s a dancing skeleton, set of creepy jack-o’-lanterns, and costumed cats and dogs, too. Ahead of Halloween weekend in the U.S., Google has ...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch In the buy now, pay later wars, PayPal is primed for dominance
Stephen Milbank Contributor Share on Twitter Stephen Milbank is the co-founder and Head of Global Strategic Partnerships at Button, a mobile commerce technology company that is powering a commerce-dri...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Tech optimismin this economy?
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. A few notes before we get into this. One, we have a bo...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Commissary Club wants to help formerly incarcerated people find community
Y Combinator-backed employment platform 70 Million Jobs is launching a new social network geared toward helping formerly incarcerated individuals connect with each other. While 70 Million Jobs focuses...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Two weeks left to score early bird savings at TC Sessions: Space 2020
NASA just made history by landing a spacecraft on an asteroid. If that kind of technical achievement carbonates your glass of Tang, join us on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020, an event dedi...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Two weeks left to score early-bird savings at TC Sessions: Space 2020
NASA just made history by landing a spacecraft on an asteroid. If that kind of technical achievement carbonates your glass of Tang, join us on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020, an event dedi...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Developer productivity tools startup Raycast raises $2.7M from Accel
Workplace SaaS tools for teams have seen rocket ship growth in the past several years, and that adoption has given rise to a host of software tools geared towards improving individual productivity. Ma...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Indias WareIQ raises $1.65M for its Amazon-like delivery platform for sellers
Despite e-commerce firms Amazon and Walmart and others pouring billions of dollars in India, offline retail still commands more than 95% of all sales in the worlds second largest internet market. The ...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Donut launches Watercooler, an easy way to socialize online with coworkers
If you miss hanging out with your coworkers but dont want to spend a single second more on Zoom, the latest product fromDonut might be the answer. The startup is launching its new Watercooler product ...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Donut launches Watercooler, an easy way to socialize online with co-workers
If you miss hanging out with your co-workers but dont want to spend a single second more on Zoom, the latest product from Donut might be the answer. The startup is launching its new Watercooler produc...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch One-click housing startup Atmos raises another $4M from Khosla, real estate strategics, and TikTok star Josh Richards
Atmos wants to make designing a house as simple as a single click. Well, that vision is now getting a double click from VCs. The company, which we profiled back in July, announced today that it raised...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch One-click housing startup Atmos raises another $4M from Khosla, real estate strategics and TikTok star Josh Richards
Atmos wants to make designing a house as simple as a single click. Well, that vision is now getting a double click from VCs. The company, which we profiled back in July, announced today that it raised...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch The Wanderlust Group raises $14.2M to double-down on getting folks outdoors
The Wanderlust Group, a Rhode Island-based startup focused on building software for the boating world, announced that it has closed a $14.2 million Series B round of capital this week. The new funds w...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Goodcover, the YC-backed insurance startup, raises $7.5 million in Series A
YC-backed Goodcover, the insurtech startup that looks to pass unused premiums back to the policyholder, is today announcing the close of a $7.5 million Series A funding round. The funding was led by G...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Meet the 11 startups graduating from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
Disruption favors the small startup, and the pandemic has most certainly been disruptive. So it’s no surprise that accelerators and incubators are pumping out new startups who are ready to tackl...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch SiFives new PC is bringing open-source computing closer to reality
One of the most interesting projects to watch these days in tech is RISC-V. The non-profit organization and wider community is building an open-source and standardized instruction set architecture (IS...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Spotify CEO says company will further expand price increases
Spotify is planning further price increases, according to comments made by co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek during the company’s third quarter earnings on Thursday. The streaming service had added 6...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Spotify hits 320 million monthly active users
In its latest quarterly financial report, Spotify announced that it had crossed 320 million active monthly users. That marks a 29% growth for the quarter, coming on the heels of what seems to be a rat...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Intel acquires SigOpt, a specialist in modeling optimization, to boost its AI business
Intel has been doubling down on building chips and related architecture for the next generation of computing, and today it announced an acquisition that will bolster its expertise and work specificall...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Nutrium app, which links dietitians and patients, raises $4.9M led by Indico Capital
Nutrium, a digital health startup which links dietitians and their patients via an app, has raised a 4.25 million Seed round led by Indico Capital Partners, alongside the the Social Innovation Fund in...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch VCs poured capital into European startups in Q3, but early-stage dealmaking appeared to suffer
The global recovery in venture capital activity did not miss Europe, new data indicates. According to a PitchBook report, European venture capital activity rose in Q3 2020, putting the continent on pa...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Supersonic aircraft startup Hermeus raises $16 million Series A
Hermeus, a company seeking to build a Mach 5 aircraft that would be capable of making the trip from New York to London in just 90 minutes has raised a $16 million Series A round, led by Canaan Partner...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch More chip industry action as Marvell is acquiring Inphi for $10B
It’s been quite a time for chip industry consolidation, and today Marvell joined the acquisition parade when it announced it is acquiring Inphi in a combination of stock and cash valued at appro...
02:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Walmarts new test stores will experiment with AR, mobile, revamped checkout and more
Walmart over the years has been working to turn its physical retail stores into online fulfillment centers, and now, with its latest set of test stores announced today, the retailer will try out ideas...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch CoreCare raises $3 million for managing billing and payments from public health benefit providers
CoreCare, a provider of revenue management services for healthcare companies dealing with public health benefit providers, has raised $3 million in a seed financing round. The company, which uses mach...
02:12 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Wise raises another $12 million to double down on embedded business banking
Fintech startup Wise has raised a $12 million Series A round. The company offers business bank accounts with an interesting go-to-market strategy. Wise partners with other companies so that they can o...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Europe to limit how big tech can push its own services and use third party data
European lawmakers are taking aim at big tech’s ability to push its own services in search results at the expense of rivals, with Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager confirming today that a legisl...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Honeywell announces its H1 quantum computer with 10 qubits
Honeywell, which was a bit of a surprise entrant into the quantum computing space when it announced its efforts to build the world’s most powerful quantum computer earlier this year, today annou...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Redpoint and Sequoia are backing a startup to copy edit your shit code
Code is the lifeblood of the modern world, yet the tooling for some programming environments can be remarkably spartan. While developers have long had access to graphical programming environments (IDE...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch The Level Bolt and Level Touch smart locks are a cut above the competition in design and usability
Level is one of the newer players in the smart lock space, but with a design pedigree that includes a lot of former Apple employees, the company’s already attracting a lot of praise for its indu...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Juganu begins selling its tunable lighting system for pathogen disinfection and deactivation in the US
Juganu, the venture-backed Israeli company that makes lighting systems capable of emitting light at specified wavelengths, is now selling a product that it claims can disinfect surfaces and deactivate...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Shopify stock is up in pre-market trading as earnings blow past estimates
Shopify stock jumped nearly 3% in pre-market trading today after announcing earnings that handily beat the estimates set by Wall Street. The Ottawa-based provider of e-commerce services for retailers ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Twitters API access changes are chasing away third-party developers
For a civil society with healthy online discourse, journalists, academics and human rights workers need tools to fact check the platforms announcements and policies....
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Sinch announces Conversation API to bring together multiple messaging tools
As communicating with customers across the world grows ever more challenging due to multiple channels, tools and networking providers, companies are looking for a way to simplify it all. Sinch, a comp...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch LightDeck Diagnostics has $11 million for its new, high-speed, way to test for COVID-19, sepsis, and heart attack
LightDeck Diagnostics, a company formed earlier this year from the merger of startups mBio and Brava Diagnostics, has raised $11 million in funding for a new high-speed COVID-19 test, according to a s...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebel Wilson, Darren Criss, and Baron Davis are backing an LA-based weed soda company
Celebrity investors including Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebel Wilson, Ruby Rose, Darren Criss, Baron Davis, Tove Lo, and Casey Neistat have come together to back the Los Angeles-based thc-infused drink company...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft now lets you bring your own data types to Excel
Over the course of the last few years, Microsoft started adding the concept of ‘data types’ to Excel, that is, the ability to pull in geography and real-time stock data from the cloud, for...
12:04 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch GetYourGuide closes $133M convertible note as travel startups continue to weather the Covid-19 storm
On the heels of Germany announcing another lockdown to try to contain the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in the country, one of the hottest startups in its capital city is announcing the closing of a la...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch ByteDance launches its first gadget in a big education push
ByteDance on Thursday unveiled its first consumer hardware product, a smart light lamp with a display, that it says is part of its education technology portfolio as the Chinese internet giant continue...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Slingshot Aerospace raises $8 million to help it expand to new verticals beyond aerospace and defense
Austin and El Segundo-based Slingshot Aerospace was born out of a realization that while there is a massive amount of information collected by observation technology aboard satellites, airplanes, dron...
10:48 am GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Trump hints at stopping powerful big tech in latest get out the vote tweet
If there was any doubt that yesterday’s flogging of big tech CEOs by Senate republicans was anything other than an electioneering stunt, president Trump has thumped the point home by tweeting a ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Upgrade adds rewards program to its credit card
Fintech startup Upgrade has been quite successful with its two flagship products  a low-cost credit card and personal loans. The company is making its credit card more attractive by adding reward...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch LinkedIns Career Explorer helps you identify new kinds of jobs based on the skills you have
One of the key side-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has been how it has played out in the economy. There are currently 12.6 million people out of work in the U.S. alone, with estimates from the Inter...
02:49 am GMT - Thu, October 29, 2020
Techcrunch Marriott International announces partnership with Grab in six Southeast Asian countries
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the hospitality industry especially hard, and hotels around the world are looking for ways to regain revenue. Today, Marriott International and Grab announced a partnersh...
11:23 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Ford will reveal its all-electric Transit van in November
Ford plans to reveal in November an all-electric version of its Ford Transit cargo van, the company said Wednesday as part of its broader third-quarter earnings report. The unveiling will showcase an ...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Section 230 barely rates a mention in Senates hasty pre-election flogging of tech CEOs
Today’s Senate hearing on immensely important legal protections for online platforms quickly proved to be little more than an excuse for Senators to accuse the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Goog...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Rocket Lab successfully launches 10 Earth observation satellites in 15th commercial mission
New Zealand launch provider Rocket Lab has put its 15th commercial payload into space, delivering 10 Earth observation satellites each to their own orbit. The company is getting back into its stride a...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Apple seems pretty interested in search
Apple might be building a Google competitor, Audible adds more podcasts and an ad measurement company raises $350 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 28, 2020. The big story: Apple seems pr...
09:46 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch We need new business models to burst old media filter bubbles
Its time for us to think critically about how we can build business models that reunite information bubbles, so that people consistently get access to all sides of the story....
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Fiat Chrysler plans to bring an Ram electric pickup truck to market
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley confirmed Wednesday the automaker’s Ram brand will bring an electric pickup truck to market. The remarks, made in response to an analyst question during...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Fiat Chrysler plans to bring a Ram electric pickup truck to market
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley confirmed Wednesday the automaker’s Ram brand will bring an electric pickup truck to market. The remarks, made in response to an analyst question during...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch US online holiday sales to reach $189B this year, up 33% from 2019
The accelerated shift to e-commerce due to the pandemic will have a significant impact on U.S. online holiday sales, according to a new forecast from Adobe Analytics. Adobe Analyticspredicts that U.S....
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch True, the social networking app that promises to protect your privacy, exposed private messages and user locations
True bills itself as the social networking app that will “protect your privacy.” But a security lapse left one of its servers exposed and spilling private user data to the internet for an...
07:47 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: Any upgrade options for E-2 visa holders interested in changing jobs?
My employer, a company based in Slovakia, moved me to the U.S. to help establish our U.S. operations. What are my options if I want to look for other job opportunities here in the U.S. with a differen...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop-shop
Encouraged by the spate of antitrust activity brewing in both the Justice Department and on Capitol Hill, Apple may be developing a search competitor to Google, according to a report in the Financial ...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop shop
Encouraged by the spate of antitrust activity brewing in both the Justice Department and on Capitol Hill, Apple may be developing a search competitor to Google, according to a report in the Financial ...
06:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Joe Rogan, Alex Jones and Spotifys illusion of neutrality
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have taken a messy beating from critics unhappy with how they handle questionable content on their platform, with some complaining they don’t do ...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch App management startup AppFollow raises $5M Series A round led by Nauta Capital
AppFollow, an app management startup, has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Barcelonas Nauta Capital, alongside existing investors Vendep Capital and RTP Global participating. The Helsinki-hea...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Outrider raises $65 million to bring its autonomous tech to distribution yards
Outrider, a startup aiming to bring its autonomous technology to the nerve center of the supply chain, has raised $65 million in funding just eight months after coming out of stealth. The Series B rou...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith is buying majority stake in the Utah Jazz for $1.6B
The Utah Jazz, an NBA basketball team based in Salt Lake City, announced today that Qualitrics CEO and co-founder Ryan Smith was buying a majority stake in the team along other properties. ESPN is rep...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith is buying majority stake in the Utah Jazz for $1.6B
The Utah Jazz, an NBA basketball team based in Salt Lake City, announced today that Qualtrics CEO and co-founder Ryan Smith was buying a majority stake in the team, along with other properties. ESPN i...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Apple eyes the TikTok generation with an updated version of Clips
Apple is today rolling out an update to its video creation app, Clips, which brings much-needed support for vertical videos, allowing for sharing to TikTok and the “Stories” feature in oth...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Robust.AI raises a $15M Series A to improve problem solving for collaborative robots
Robust.AI today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A, led by Jazz Venture Partners. Existing partners Playground Global, Liquid2, Fontinalis, Jaan Tallinn and Mark Leslie also participa...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft announces its first Azure data center region in Taiwan
After announcing its latest data center region in Austria earlier this month and an expansion of its footprint in Brazil, Microsoft today unveiledits plans to open a new region in Taiwan. This new reg...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Hebbia wants to make Ctrl-F (or Command-F) actually useful through better AI
Deep learning has made tremendous strides in recent years, with new systems and models like GPT-3 offering higher quality interpretations of human language, empowering developers to use these concepts...
04:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Jackerys solar generator system helps you collect and store more than enough juice for off-grid essentials
Portable power is a very convenient thing to have on hand, as proven by the popularity of pocket power banks for providing backup energy for smartphones and tablets. Jackery’s lineup of battery ...
04:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch How is the Air Force looking to spend its $60 billion R&D budget?
Dr. Will Roper, the man in charge of the purse strings for the Air Force’s $60 billion research and development and acquisition budget, oversees some 550 programs for the Air Force. It’s a...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch As venture capital rebounds, whats going on with venture debt?
The American venture capital world has staged an impressive comeback from the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. For a moment, there was worry that startups would struggle to raise for quarters, l...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Current and upcoming trends in Latin Americas mobile growth
Mobile companies that seize on the progress already taking place and learn from or integrate trends like digital wallets, QR codes, on-demand delivery and 5G will be poised for the biggest success in ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Coinbase to launch debit card in the US with rewards program
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is launching a debit card in the U.S. this winter. Customers can join the waitlist and get the Coinbase Card whenever it is available. Coinbase already launched the Co...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Justice at Spotify demands better compensation and increased transparency for musicians
Musicians have taken issue with Spotifys artist compensation for about as long as theres been a Spotify. Making a living as a musician is difficult enough for the vast majority of those who are brave ...
03:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Apples Jeff Bigham, disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, author Sara Hendren and more to join Sight Tech Global
The other day we announced the first ten sessions for Sight Tech Global, a virtual event Dec. 2-3 that is convening the world’s top technologists to discuss how AI-based technologies are revolut...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Audible further expands into podcasts
Audible, the Amazon-owned audiobook company, is further expanding into podcasts with the addition of approximately 100,000 of podcasts, totaling 5 million episodes to its service. The shows will be of...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Lotame unveils its new cookie-less tech for ad targeting
Data management company Lotame is announcing a new way for publishers and marketers to track identity that it calls Panorama ID . For years, online advertisers have relied on cookies to track and targ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Pulumi raises $37.5M Series B for its cloud engineering platform
Seattle-based Pulumi, one of the newer startups in the ”infrastructure-as-code” space, today announced that it has raised a $37.5 million Series B funding round led by NEA. Previous invest...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Samsung beats Xiaomi to reclaim No. 1 spot in Indian smartphone market
Xiaomi, which has led the Indian smartphone market for three consecutive years, has ceded ground to its long-rival Samsung in the worlds second largest market, according to a new report. According to ...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Tech stocks sell off sharply as market looks at COVID-19 numbers, whispers oh f***
The American stock market is struggling today, with tech stocks in particular taking extra stick. After European stocks tanked on the back of COVID-19 concerns, American stocks are following suit. Tec...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch The DOJ is investigating Visas $5.3 billion bid for Plaid on antitrust grounds
It’s not just big tech that’s getting the antitrust treatment from the Department of Justice. Late Monday afternoon, the Department of Justice tipped its hand that it was investigating Vis...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Stripe Climate is a new tool to let Stripe customers make carbon removal purchases
Last year, payments giant Stripe announced that it would donate $1 million of its own funds annually into companies that are building technology to remove carbon from our environment, with the recipie...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch 3 lessons from Roots IPO pricing
No matter who wins the election, or how the transition goes -- if the markets stay rich, the IPOs can flow....
02:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Priori raises $6.3M to help large companies hire outside legal help
Priori Legal, a startup rethinking the way that large corporations hire outside counsel, has raised $6.3 million in Series A funding. Founded by CEO Basha Rubin and CPO Mirra Levitt (who met while cla...
02:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch TikTok to add Election Day resources, live results from AP to its election guide
TikTok announced this morning it will expand the set of resources provided in its in-app election guide in the U.S. to include direct access to sites that help users get information about polling loca...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Shotcall picks up $2.2 million to let fans game with their favorite streamers
The pandemic has resulted in a growth spurt for gaming, an industry that was already growing on the backs of esports and Twitch streaming. So it makes sense that startups big and small are flocking to...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch LA-based MarketerHire upgrades its service matching remote marketers with companies
MarketerHire, a Los Angeles-based startup backed by a slew of executives from some of the city’s hottest startups, launched its new service matching freelance marketing experts with open jobs li...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch That dreadful VPN might finally be dead thanks to Twingate, a new startup built by Dropbox alums
VPNs, or virtual private networks, are a mainstay of corporate network security (and also consumers trying to stream Netflix while pretending to be from other countries). VPNs create an encrypted chan...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch The Flume 2 Smart Home Water Monitor is a smart, easy-to-use, and essential smart home device
Many smart home gadgets focus on convenience or automation of typically manual tasks, but Flume’s smart water sensor provides a potentially much more vital service: The ability to track how much...
01:18 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch DoubleVerify, a specialist in brand safety, ad fraud and ad quality, raises $350M
Ad-based platforms can face a lot of heat from advertisers when they can’t control how and where their ads run: just look back to the ad boycott against Facebook earlier this year (or earlier bo...
01:16 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Lunchbox raises $20M to help restaurants build their own ordering experiences
With many restaurants forced to rely entirely on the delivery and takeout business during the pandemic, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether the industry can survive whilepaying hefty ...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Should your SaaS startup embrace a bottom-up GTM strategy?
If the past five years are any indication, product-led sales will increasingly become the dominant model for selling software....
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Investors back Pacific Consolidated Holdings to merge leading LA-based liquor and weed delivery companies
There’s a new company that’s sitting on top of some of the fastest growing consumer-facing businesses in the world — liquor and marijuana delivery — and its name is Pacific Con...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Kandji hauls in $21M Series A as Apple device management flourishes during pandemic
Kandji, a mobile device management (MDM) startup, launched last October. That means it was trying to build the early stage company just as the pandemic hit earlier this year. But a company that helps ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Enso Security raises $6M for its application security management platform
Enso Security, a Tel Aviv-based startup that is building a new application security platform, today announced that it has raised a $6 million seed funding round led by YL Ventures, with participation ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Loon sets stratospheric sustained flight record with 312 day balloon trip
Alphabet’s Loon, the company focused on creating new networking capabilities using stratosphere-based infrastructure, has set a new world record for a continuous stratospheric flight. One of Loo...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Former Uber CTO Thuan Pham joins South Korean e-commerce leader Coupang
Thuan Pham, who stepped down as Ubers chief technology officer and longest-serving top executive in May, has a new job in South Korea. Coupang, the countrys largest e-commerce company by market share,...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Chronicles ex-CSO is starting a new company he doesnt want you to know much about
Mike Wiacek is back with a new company, a year after departing his role as chief security officer at Chronicle, Google’s moonshot cybersecurity company. Wiacek spent 13 years at Google, founding...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Googles display advertising business is under antitrust probe in Italy
Italy’s competition authority has opened an antitrust investigation into Google’s display ad business — adding another allegation of abuse of a dominant position to the tech giant...
12:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Scopely raises $340 million at a $3.3 billion valuation as gaming grabs investors interest
In a move to shore up institutional support in what’s likely to be it’s last fundraising as a private company, the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming behemoth Scopely has raised $340 million ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch MachEye raises $4.6M for its business intelligence platform
We’ve seen our fair share of business intelligence (BI) platforms that aim to make data analysis accessible to everybody in a company. Most of them are still fairly complicated, no matter what t...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted high profile conference attendees
Microsoft says hackers backed by the Iranian government targeted over 100 high-profile potentialattendees of two international security and policy conferences. The group, known as Phosphorus (or APT35...
09:49 am GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Hej! Amazon opens Amazon.se in Sweden to expand in Europe
Amazon is the biggest online retailer in Europe, and today it took the next step in making that effort more localized. The company has launched a dedicated portal for Sweden at Amazon.se — givin...
08:13 am GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Streetbeesraises $39M in a Series B round as brands race to interrogate Pandemic-hit consumers
Streetbeesstarted out as an app for consumers to snap pictures of supermarket shelf layouts and get paid. Consumer brands wanted to know if the supermarkets really had put them at eye level or not. Qu...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Sidekick Health scores $20M for its gamified digital care platform
Nordic digital therapeutics company, Sidekick Health, has closed a $20 million Series A led by pan-European VC Wellington Partners and healthcare focused VC Asabys Partners. Existing investors, Novato...
04:20 am GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Harley-Davidson is getting into the electric bicycle business
Harley-Davidson has spun out a new business dedicated to electric bicycles and plans to bring its first line of products to market in spring 2021. The new business called Serial 1 Cycle Company starte...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Watch Facebook, Google, and Twitters CEOs defend the law that created social media to Congress
The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google will appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday in big tech’s latest showdown with Congress. The Senate hearing will have a narrower, more ...
01:16 am GMT - Wed, October 28, 2020
Techcrunch Fab founder Jason Goldberg is back with Moxie, a new live-streaming fitness marketplace
Amid a pandemic that has closed down fitness centers worldwide, a spate of companies has muscled their way into the booming at-home fitness market. In just the last two weeks, three-year Future, which...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Trumps campaign website hacked by cryptocurrency scammers
President Trump’s campaign website was briefly and partially hacked Tuesday afternoon as unknown adversaries took over the “About” page and replaced it with what appeared to be a sca...
11:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Via and Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture to offer shared robotaxi rides next year
Motional, the Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture, and on-demand shuttle startup Via plan to launch a shared robotaxi service for the public in a U.S. city in the first half of 2021. The companies said the ai...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Zoom adds end-to-end encryption to free calls
Zoom adds a much-requested feature (but with a catch), TikTok partners with Shopify and Jack Dorsey lays out his argument for tomorrow’s Senate hearing. This is your Daily Crunch for October 27,...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Mophie introduces a modular wireless charging module
Heres a clever addition for Mophie, one of the longstanding battery case makers, which is now a part of the same smartphone accessory conglomerate as Zagg, Braven, iFrogz and InvisibleShield. The Juic...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch How to address inequality exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic
Having a substantial part of our fellow citizens outside the digital environment is a recipe for continued racial injustice, social conflict, economic deprivation and political division....
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Googles EU Android choice screen isnt working say search rivals, calling for a joint process to devise a fair remedy
Google search engine rivals have dialled up pressure on the European Commission over the tech giants ‘pay-to-play’ choice screen for Android users in Europe — arguing the Google-devi...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Armenian email campaign asks SpaceX not to aid Turkish regime with satellite launch
SpaceX staff and members of the media have been inundated this morning with emails ostensibly from concerned Armenians around the world, asking the company to cancel a launch contract with the Turkish...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Launch next-level networking with CrunchMatch at our TC Sessions: Space event
TC Sessions: Space 2020, our first space technology event, launches December 16-17, and you wont want to miss our virtual conference focused on this fast-emerging startup category. Youll hear from the...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch T-Mobile launches new TVision streaming bundles, pricing starts at $10 per month
T-Mobile is launching new skinny bundles of live TV and streaming services to compete with expensive cable subscriptions. The carrier has already been moving into the TV market with the acquisition of...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft stock flat despite better-than-expected earnings, strong Azure growth
Today after the bell, Microsoft reported its calendar Q3 2020 earnings, the period of that time corresponds to its Q1 fiscal 2021 period. In the three months ending September 30, Microsoft had revenue...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Reddit will allow employees to work from anywhere, going forward
Spurred on by the seemingly endless COVID-19 pandemic and no doubt inspired by similar moves from companies like Twitter Reddit today announced plans to offer its staff the opportunity to work remot...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch How Jack Dorsey will defend Twitter in tomorrows Senate hearing on Section 230
Three of tech’s most prominent CEOs tomorrow will face the Senate Commerce Committee during a virtual hearing tomorrow and their opening statements are beginning to trickle out. The hearing, sch...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Instagram extends time limits on live streams to 4 hours, will soon support archiving
Instagram is adapting to the way creators have been using its service during the coronavirus pandemic. With individuals and businesses now limited from hosting in-person events — like concerts, ...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Lets move beyond 2020 and start thinking about the 2020s
Seasonality is critical for the media. End-of-year wrap-ups, best books for the summer, things to do this weekend theyre all methods to note not only the passage of time, but also to begin to set the...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch 5 startup theses that will transform the 2020s
I wrote a call to action for the tech community to dive deeper into the future of innovation this coming decade. Where are some of the hot spots going to come from though? Below, I have assembled a ve...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Stark raises $1.5M for a toolkit that helps developers and others create more inclusive design
Diversity and inclusion are slowly, slowly moving away from being an afterthought (or worse, a no-thought) in the tech world. And to underscore the new attention the area is getting — in every a...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Wyze launches version 3 of its $20 security camera
Wyze first made a name for itself when it launched its $20 indoor security camera a few years ago. Since then, the company branched out into other smart home products, ranging from doorbells to scales...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Next-gen skincare, silk without spiders and pollution for lunch: Meet the biotech startups pitching at IndieBios Demo Day
Biotech can often, and sometimes literally, fly over our heads. However, the pandemic has shown an increased need for investment and focus on solutions that work on human and planetary health. For Ind...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Ubisofts subscription service comes to Stadia and Luna
Ubisoft originally announced its subscription service back in June. Today, the company is rebranding the service from UPlay+ to Ubisoft+. The service is also on its way to Amazon’s Luna and Goog...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Hands-on: Sonys DualSense PS5 controller could be a game changer
After spending a few hours with the PlayStation 5 and its completely redesigned DualSense controller, I can say with confidence that the new haptics and audio features certainly work and could become...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX launches Starlink app and provides pricing and service info to early beta testers
SpaceX has debuted an official app for its Starlink satellite broadband internet service, for both iOS and Android devices. The Starlink app allows users to manage their connection but to take part y...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Netflix is developing a live action Assassins Creed show
Netflix announced this morning that it’s partnering with Ubisoft to adapt the game publisher’s “Assassin’s Creed” franchise into a live action series. The franchise jumps...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Facetune makers new app Filtertune let anyone create and share personalized photo filters
Facetune maker Lightricks is out today with a new app, Filtertune, designed to create a community around custom photo filters. With the app, creators can make their own personalized preset photos filt...
04:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Backed by Mr. Beast and Nadeshot, Backbone One could finally crack mobile gaming
I get to play with a lot of new hardware from startups and it runs the gamut from super polished to barely working, neither of which is a value judgement! But every once in a while I get to mess with ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch LAs Replicated looks to increase R&D and hiring for its operations management software after raising $25 million
The Los Angeles-based operations and security management software service, Replicated has raised $25 million to ramp up its staffing and scale its sales and marketing efforts. The funding, which was l...
03:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Rockset announces $40M Series B as data analytics solution gains momentum
Rockset, a cloud-native analytics company, announced a $40 million Series B investment today led by Sequoia with help from Greylock, the same two firms that financed its Series A. The startup has now ...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon adds device dashboard in bid to make Fire tablets a smart home control center
Its been a busy few weeks for the smart home race. Amazon, Google and Apple have all announced new smart speakers aimed at among other things cementing their respective positions at the center of us...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Upstream aims to be the new home for your professional social life
Last fall, social analytics startup SocialRank sold its product and business to Trufan, allowing the team to focus on something new: a professional social network. Today, they’re officially unve...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Panoply raises $10M for its cloud data platform
Panoply, a platform that makes it easier for businesses to set up a data warehouse and analyze that data with standard SQL queries, today announced that it has raised an additional $10 million in fund...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Animas latest update draws on the popularity of design and no-code tools
Anima, the company that turns design prototypes into code, has today announced the launch of Anima 4.0, which will allow designers to create prototypes in Figma that are translated into components in ...
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Thanks to COVID-19, emissions and coal use may have peaked in 2019
If analysts from BloombergNEF are right, then all of the world’s most greenhouse gas polluting days are behind it, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. A sharp drop in energy demand caused by the gl...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX and LeoLabs partner up for tracking of Starlink satellite deployments
SpaceX and orbital object tracking startup LeoLabs have announced a new commercial partnership that will see LeoLab track SpaceX’s Starlink satellites during their initial deployment and orbital...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Discuss portfolio management and great storytelling with GVs M.G. Siegler on Extra Crunch Live today at 2pm ET/11 am
If anyone knows early-stage investing and startups, it’s M.G. Siegler . As a general partner at GV, he’s personally invested in his fair share of rocket ship companies early on in their li...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Discuss portfolio management and great storytelling with GVs MG Siegler on Extra Crunch Live today at 2pm EDT/11 am PDT
If anyone knows early-stage investing and startups, it’s M.G. Siegler . As a general partner at GV, he’s personally invested in his fair share of rocket ship companies early on in their li...
02:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch TCL announces a $400 5G handset
Whats most remarkable about the push for 5G is how quickly the prices came down on handsets sporting the next-gen wireless technology. The push toward affordable 5G devices is clearly as much an indic...
02:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch 10 favorite startups from Techstars October 2020 class
A few weeks back, The Exchange dug through a number of Techstars demo days and parsed a few dozen startups to find a few favorites. Today, we’re back for more of the same, albeit with a differen...
02:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Google confirms post-Election Day political ad ban, partners with AP on election results
Google today announced several updates related to how it’s helping direct people to the polls, provide election results, and help people access real-time election news across its platforms and s...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Lightyear scores $3.7M seed to digitize networking infrastructure procurement
Lightyear, a New York City startup that wants to make it easier for large companies to procure networking infrastructure like internet and SD-WAN, announced a $3.7 million seed round today. While it w...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Vimeo introduces free video messaging with Vimeo Record
Vimeo Record is a new product that allows teams to communicate through video messages. Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud said that while the pandemic has prompted many offices to embrace digital communication tool...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Deep tech VC fund The Engine raises $230M for its second fund from MIT and new backer Harvard
Deep tech. Hard tech. Or, as The Engine dubs it, Tough Tech. Venture investing today is essentially identical to what happens on Wall Street, focused on data rooms, spreadsheets, SaaS churn models and...
01:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Boom raises $7M Series A in bid to become the Amazon for commercial photography
Milan-headquartered scale-up Boom, which offers a two-sided tech platform to let companies book and manage commercial photo shoots, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Italy...
01:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Daimler Trucks partners with Waymo to build self-driving semi trucks
Two automotive giants are teaming up to bring self-driving semi-trucks to market. Under this deal, Waymo and Daimler Trucks are partnering to build an autonomous version of the Freightliner Cascadia t...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Course Hero buys Symbolab in a rare edtech acquisition
Months after its $80 million Series B fundraise, Course Hero has acquired Symbolab, an artificial intelligence-powered calculator that helps students answer and understand complex math questions. The ...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Spying a pivot to ghost kitchens, Softbanks second Vision Fund pours $120 million into Ordermark
“We’re building a decentralized ghost kitchen,” is a sentence that could launch a thousand investor calls, and Alex Canter, the chief executive officer behind Ordermark, knows it. Th...
01:09 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch NASA and SpaceX set November 14 target date for first operational Crew Dragon launch
The first mission to officially carry astronauts to the International Space Station for a standard crew rotation is now tentatively set for November 14. NASA provided an updated date for the mission t...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Zoom launches end-to-end encryption for free meetings with a catch
Zoom, the video calling company that millions turned to during the pandemic, has finally launched end-to-end encrypted video calls for free accounts. The company said last week that it was readying th...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Postmates is launching a new retail delivery feature as brick and mortar stores face 14% drop in sales
Postmates is now rolling out what could be the biggest update to the company’s service in a long time — adding a retail option for users to shop local stores and for local merchants to set...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Salto raises $27M to let you configure your SaaS platforms with code
Salto, a Tel Aviv-based open-source startup that allows you to configure SaaS platforms like Salesforce, NetSuite and HubSpot with code, is coming out of stealth today and announced that it has raised...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch The Freewrite Traveler is an outstanding, but expensive, dedicated portable writing laptop
As a hardware startup, Astrohaus stands apart because of its unique offerings focused specifically on writers and writing. Its debut product, the Freewrite, looked like an old-school travel typewriter...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Top Facebook India executive Ankhi Das leaves the company
Ankhi Das, a top Facebook executive in India, is leaving the company on Tuesday months after she was alleged to interfere in how the company enforced its hate speech policy in the country to show favo...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch TikTok partners with Shopify on social commerce
TikTok is further investing in social commerce with today’s announcement of a new global partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify. The deal aims to make it easier for Shopify’s over 1 ...
12:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch SimilarWeb raises $120M for its AI-based market intelligence platform for sites and apps
Israeli startup SimilarWeb has made a name for itself with an AI-based platform that lets sites and apps track and understand traffic not just on their own sites, but those of its competitors. Now, it...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Impact America Fund closes $55M to invest in startups targeting the worlds overlooked
The entire asset class of venture capital is built atop systemic racism. The numbers dont lie: only 2% of partner-level VCs are Black, and 81% of venture capital firms dont have a Black partner on boa...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Lightspeed Venture Partners backs Theta Lakes video conferencing security tech with $12.7 million
Theta Lake, a provider of compliance and security tools for conferencing software like Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, RingCentral, Zoom and others, said it has raised $12.7 million in a new round of fu...
11:59 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch AMD grabs Xilinx for $35 billion as chip industry consolidation continues
The chip industry consolidation dance continued this morning as AMD has entered into an agreement to buy Xilinx for $35 billion, giving the company access to customers requiring chips with high perfor...
11:26 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Ubers robo-firing of drivers targeted in latest European lawsuit
Uber is facing another legal challenge in Europe related to algorithmic decision making. The App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) filed a case, yesterday, with a court in the Netherlands seeking to...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Deci raises $9.1M to optimize AI models with AI
Deci, a Tel Aviv-based startup that is building a new platform that uses AI to optimized AI models and get them ready for production, today announced that it has raised a $9.1 million seed round led b...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Leading Edge Equipment has a technology to improve solar manufacturing and $7.6 million to go to market
Only a few weeks after the successful public offering of Array Technologies proved that there’s a market for technologies aimed at improving efficiencies across the solar manufacturing and insta...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Bogotas Tl raises $4 million to improve the supply chain for construction in Latin America
With a new $4 million round, the Bogota-based supply chain logistics technology developer Tl is prepping to expand across the Latin American region. Founded by Enrique Villamarin Lafaurie and Juan Car...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch NeoLights jaundice treatment catches another $7 million to bring neonatal light therapy to the home
NeoLight, a startup company that’s working to bring hospital-grade neonatal care technologies to the home, has raised $7 million more in financing. Dignity Health and Honor Health Systems came i...
10:27 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Indias FreshToHome raises $121 million to grow its meat and vegetable e-commerce platform
FreshToHome, an Indian e-commerce startup that sells fresh vegetables, fish, chicken and other kinds of meat, has raised $121 million in a new financing round as the Bangalore-headquartered firm repor...
09:10 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Face to Face, Tinders opt-in video chat feature, is now rolling out globally
Tinder, currently the world’s biggest biggest dating app for people to find matches and connect with them, is expanding another feature today to extend the time people spend in the app, and the ...
09:01 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch White Castle rolls out more robots from Miso Robotics to cook in its kitchens
More robots are coming to White Castle. Expanding a partnership with Miso Robotics, around 10 new White Castle locations will be rolling out the Pasadena, Calif.-based company’s robotic fry cook...
08:34 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Video creation and editing platform InVideo raises $15 million
InVideo, a Mumbai-based startup that has built a video creation and editing platform, has raised $15 million as it looks to court more users and customers worldwide. The startup offers a freemium web-...
07:46 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Apeel gets more cash to fight poverty and food insecurity in emerging markets with its food-preserving tech
In the first real test of the potentially transformative power of its food-preserving technology, the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Apeel Sciences is bringing its innovative food treatment and supply ch...
03:36 am GMT - Tue, October 27, 2020
Techcrunch Former Facebook and Pinterest exec Tim Kendall traces extractive business models to VCs
Last month, former Facebook and Pinterest executive Tim Kendall told Congress during a House hearing on the dangers of social media that Facebook made its products so addictive because its ad-driven b...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Unsuppressed
Not just the future of civilization is up for grabs this November. In this age of mobile social computing, were figuring out how to vote, entertain, teach, learn, and commit to meaningful change. Than...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft Office gets mouse and trackpad support for the iPad
As promised, Microsoft announced that it has added full trackpad and mouse support for the iPadOS version of Microsoft 360. That includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, marking another important step in ...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Facebook launches cloud gaming service
Facebook gets into cloud gaming while continuing its public dispute with Apple, Ant Group prepares for a massive IPO and Pinterest embraces iOS widgets. This is your Daily Crunch for October 26, 2020....
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Fragomen, a law firm used by Google, confirms data breach
Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy has confirmed a data breach involving the personal information of current and former Google employees. The New York-based law firm provides ...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Teaching robots through positive reinforcement
There likely isnt a robotics teacher institute in the world actively pursuing robotic learning. The field, after all, holds the key to unlocking a lot of potential for the industry. One of the things ...
08:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Dallas ShearShare has a marketplace connecting stylists with available seats at salons and $2.3 million in funding
Courtney Caldwell and her husband Tye have been building the Dallas-based startup ShearShare, which provides a marketplace service connecting stylists with open seats at hair salons, since 2017. Since...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter starts showing all U.S. users election misinformation warnings
Starting today, Twitter users in the U.S. will see two large notices at the top of their feeds that aim to “preemptively debunk” misinformation related to voting. The striking messages are...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter starts showing all US users election misinformation warnings
Starting today, Twitter users in the U.S. will see two large notices at the top of their feeds that aim to “preemptively debunk” misinformation related to voting. The striking messages are...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Max Q: NASA makes key discovery for future of deep space exploration
Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. This past week, we unveiled the agenda for TC Sessions: Space for the first ti...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Good and bad board members (and what to do about them)
Ryan Caldbeck, co-founder and former CEO of consumer-brands-focused crowdfunding site CircleUp, recently published an email he’d written to a former director on the board of the company. Accordi...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Freshworks (re-)launches its CRM service
Freshworks, the customer and employee engagement company that offers a range of products, from call center and customer support software to HR tools and marketing automation services, today announced ...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch DataFleets keeps private data useful and useful data private with federated learning and $4.5M seed
As you may already know, there’s a lot of data out there, and some of it could actually be pretty useful. But privacy and security considerations often put strict limitations on how it can be us...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Decrypted: How Twitter was hacked, GitHub DMCA backfires
One week to the U.S. presidential election and things are getting spicy. It’s not just the rhetoric hackers are actively working to disrupt the election, officials have said, and last week they...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Mailmans new Gmail assistant aims to tame your inbox
A new startup, Mailman, recently launched an email assistant that helps Gmail users to get better control over their inbox. Unlike many email startups, which require users to switch to a new platform ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Hubilo raises $4.5 million, led by Lightspeed, to focus on virtual events
Earlier this year, the founders of event analytics platform Hubilo pivoted to become a virtual events platform to survive the impact of COVID-19. Today, the startup announced it has raised a $4.5 mill...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch NASA discovers water on the surface of the sunlit portion of the Moon
NASA has made a groundbreaking discovery confirming the presence of water on the surface of Moon, in the area that is exposed to sunlight. Previously, we knew that water was present as water ice on t...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch The No-Code Generation is arriving
In the distant past, there was a proverbial digital divide that bifurcated workers into those who knew how to use computers and those who didnt.[1] Young Gen Xers and their later millennial companions...
04:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch This startup wants to fix the broken structure of internships
Internships are an opportunity for students to experiment with new career paths and land a full-time offer ahead of graduation. For companies, the weeks-long programs help recruit and train job-ready ...
04:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch What would Databricks be worth in a 2021 IPO?
TechCrunch recently covered Databricks’ financial performance in 2020, contrasting its recent performance to some historical 2019 data that the company shared. The data-and-analysis-focused unic...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch YouTube revamps its mobile app with new gestures, video chapter lists, and more
YouTube today is rolling out a series of updates to its player page on mobile devices. The changes relocate some elements, add new features — like an expanded set of gesture-based navigation opt...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch YouTube revamps its mobile app with new gestures, video chapter lists and more
YouTube today is rolling out a series of updates to its player page on mobile devices. The changes relocate some elements, add new features — like an expanded set of gesture-based navigation opt...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit gets unofficial remote play on Surrogate.tv
Readers of a certain age will no doubt remember some region variation of TV Powww. The syndicated program, which found viewers at home giving directions over the phone to an in-studio operating playin...
02:53 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Pinterests new widget brings photos from favorite boards to your iOS 14 homescreen
As iPhone owners began customizing their iOS 14 homescreens with new widgets and custom icons, Pinterest iOS downloads and searches surged as the app became a top source for design ideas and inspirati...
02:53 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Pinterests new widget brings photos from favorite boards to your iOS 14 home screen
As iPhone owners began customizing their iOS 14 home screens with new widgets and custom icons, Pinterest iOS downloads and searches surged as the app became a top source for design ideas and inspirat...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch SAP shares fall sharply after COVID-19 cuts revenue, profit forecast at software giant
SAP announced its Q3 earnings yesterday, with its aggregate results down across the board. And after missing earnings expectations, the company also revised its 2021 outlook down. The combined bad new...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch U.S. Space Force Lt. General John F. Thompson will join us at TC Sessions: Space in December
Our first-ever dedicated space event is coming up on December 16 and 17, and we’re thrilled to announce that Lieutenant General John F. Thompson of the U.S. Air Force will join us on our virtual...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch US Space Force Lt. General John F. Thompson will join us at TC Sessions: Space in December
Our first-ever dedicated space event is coming up on December 16 and 17, and we’re thrilled to announce that Lieutenant General John F. Thompson of the U.S. Air Force will join us on our virtual...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch LA Rams, Fanatics and Postmates coordinate on an on-demand pop-up
Postmates, now destiend to be a division of Uber, is diving deeper into the world of on-demand retail and its partnership with the National Football League. The company, working alongside Fanatics and...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Ant Group could raise as much as $34.5B in IPO in what would be worlds largest IPO
The long-anticipated IPO of Alibaba-affiliated Chinese fintech giant Ant Group could raise tens of billions of dollars in a dual-listing on both the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges. Shares for the co...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Now a co-managing partner, Upfronts Kara Nortman is one of the first women promoted to a leadership role in VC
Kara Nortman has always been dedicated to supporting women in technology and in startups. As one of the founders of the All Raise, the organization dedicated to supporting gender equity in venture cap...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: SAPs warning, and IPO updates for both Airbnb and Databricks
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Dropbox begins shift to high efficiency Western Digital Shingled Magnetic Recording disks
Last year, Dropbox talked about making a shift to Shingled Magnetic Recording or SMR disks for short because of the efficiency they can give a high volume storage platform like theirs. Today, Western ...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Dropbox begins shift to high-efficiency Western Digital Shingled Magnetic Recording disks
Last year, Dropbox talked about making a shift to Shingled Magnetic Recording, or SMR disks for short, because of the efficiency they can give a high-volume storage platform like theirs. Today, Wester...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Linktree raises $10.7M for its lightweight, link-centric user profiles
Simple, link-centric user profiles might seem might not seem like a particularly ambitious idea, but its been big enough for Linktree. The Melbourne startup says that 8 million users whether theyre c...
12:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Water quality and distribution monitoring software Ketos raises $18 million
Water quality and logistics monitoring software Ketos has raised $15 million from a group of investors to take advantage of the growing demand for better water management tools and technologies. The p...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook steps into cloud gaming and another feud with Apple
Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming. Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: ...
11:58 am GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch UKs PrimaryBid raises $50M as its retail investing platform sees a Covid-19 surge of activity
One of the biggest trends in the world of fintech in the last several years has been the emergence (and surging popularity) of startups building platforms that help more people take a more proactive r...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch TravelPerk launches an API for COVID-19 restrictions
About a month after outting an open API platform for its customers to augment their apps, business trip SaaS startup TravelPerk has launched a standalone API product aimed at helping the wider travel ...
03:13 am GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Epics latest argument in its fight against Apple keeps antitrust issues front and center
Epic Games, the game engine developer and creator of the wildly popular Fortnite game, is keeping the focus squarely on antitrust issues in its lawsuit against Apple as pressures mount to rein in anti...
01:02 am GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Esports pioneer Dino Ying talks to TechCrunch about the next phase of VSPN
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Shanghai, VSPN was one of the early pioneer in esports tournament organization and content creation out of Asia. It has since expanded into other businesses includ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, October 26, 2020
Techcrunch Tencent leads $100M Series B funding round into China-based esport provider VSPN
Further confirmation that the esports market is booming amid the pandemic comes today with the news that esports total solutions provider VSPN (Versus Programming Network) has raised what it describes...
10:32 pm GMT - Sun, October 25, 2020
Techcrunch Cloud9 adds the MAJKL Valorant roster to create Cloud9 White as its first womens esports team
Cloud9 has brought on the all-women MAJKL Valorant squad to become its first women’s esports team. Moving forward the team of Alexis “alexis” Guarrasi, Annie “Annie” Robe...
07:23 pm GMT - Sun, October 25, 2020
Techcrunch The US now seems to be pinning all of its hopes on COVID-19 therapies and vaccines
Almost eight months after the White House first announced it would move from containment to mitigation efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Administration is now pinning its hopes ...
06:27 pm GMT - Sun, October 25, 2020
Techcrunch Reliance says its $3.4 billion deal with Future Group fully enforceable under Indian law despite Amazon winning an arbitration order
Reliance Retail, India’s largest retail chain, said on Sunday evening that its proposed deal to acquire Future Group’s assets for a whopping $3.4 billion — against which Amazon has f...
06:27 pm GMT - Sun, October 25, 2020
Techcrunch Reliance says its $3.4B deal with Future Group fully enforceable under Indian law despite Amazon winning an arbitration order
Reliance Retail, India’s largest retail chain, said on Sunday evening that its proposed deal to acquire Future Group’s assets for a whopping $3.4 billion — against which Amazon has f...
06:27 pm GMT - Sun, October 25, 2020
Techcrunch Reliance, Future Group ignore Amazon protest on $3.4B deal
Reliance Retail, India’s largest retail chain, said on Sunday evening that its proposed deal to acquire Future Group’s assets for a whopping $3.4 billion — against which Amazon has f...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 25, 2020
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Lovecraft Country is gloriously bonkers
As we tried to recap the first season of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” one thing became clear: The show is pretty nuts. The story begins by sending Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jo...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 25, 2020
Techcrunch Week in Review: Snapchat strikes back
Hello hello, and welcome back to Week in Review. Last week, I wrote about the possibility of a pending social media detente, this week I’m talking about a rising threat to Facebook’s biz. ...
02:17 am GMT - Sun, October 25, 2020
Techcrunch Samsung chairman dies at age 78
Lee Kun-hee, the long-time chairman of Samsung Group who transformed the conglomerate into one of the worlds largest business empires, died today at the age of 78, according to reports from South Kore...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 24, 2020
Techcrunch Human Capital: Court ruling could mean trouble for Uber and Lyft as gig workers may finally become employees
Welcome back to Human Capital! As many of you know, Human Capital is a weekly newsletter where I break down the latest in labor, as well as diversity and inclusion in tech. It’s officially avail...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 24, 2020
Techcrunch Why you have to pay attention to the Indian startup scene
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange. Data shows that Indias venture capital scene has grown sharply in recent years. Let's dig in. ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 24, 2020
Techcrunch Was Quibi the good kind of startup failure?
Startup failure is easy to hold up as a type of martyrdom for progress, especially if the founders are starting out scrappy in the first place and trying to save the world. What about Quibi?...
04:27 pm GMT - Sat, October 24, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX launches 60 more satellites during 15th Starlink mission
SpaceX has launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites, the primary ingredient for its forthcoming global broadband internet service. The launch took place at 11:31 AM EDT, with a liftoff from Ca...
02:45 pm GMT - Sat, October 24, 2020
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Quibi dies, Snapchat soars, Halide upgrades for iPhone 12
Welcome back to This Week inApps, theTechCrunch 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, witha ...
05:01 am GMT - Sat, October 24, 2020
Techcrunch Yale may have just turned institutional investing on its head with a new diversity edict
It could be the long-awaited turning point in the world of venture capital and beyond. Yale, whose $32 billion endowment has been led since 1985 by the legendary investor David Swensen, just let its 7...
11:42 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress in November on how they handled the election
Shortly after voting to move forward with a pair of subpoenas, the Senate Judiciary Committee has reached an agreement that will see the CEOs of two major social platforms testify voluntarily in Novem...
10:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch The RIAA is coming for the YouTube downloaders
In ye olden days of piracy, RIAA takedown notices were a common thing I received a few myself. But that’s mostly fallen off as tracking pirates has gotten more difficult. But the RIAA can still...
10:13 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court
A California court weighs in as Prop. 22 looms, Google removes popular apps over data collection practices and the Senate subpoenas Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. This is your Daily Crunch for Octob...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Deep Science: Alzheimers screening, forest-mapping drones, machine learning in space, more
Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. Th...
08:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Boston startups expand regions venture capital footprint
This year has shaken up venture capital, turning a hot early start to 2020 into a glacial period permeated with fear during the early days of COVID-19. That ice quickly melted as venture capitalists d...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch The short, strange life of Quibi
All that is left now is to offer a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman wrote, closing out an open letter posted to Medium. ...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch OnePluss 8T handset brings faster charging and a 120Hz display for$749
OnePlus continues its twice-yearly smartphone cycle with todays arrival of the 8T. The latest device isnt a huge upgrade over Aprils OnePlus 8, but continues the companys longstanding tradition of off...
04:43 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch CA appeals court upholds ruling that Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees
Uber and Lyft must classify their drivers as employees, an appellate court ruled yesterday evening. However, the decision will be stayed for 30 days after the court issues the remittitur, which has no...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Financial institutions can support COVID-19 crowdfunding campaigns
Financial institutions must lend their vast expertise, knowledge, and resources to these worthy causes; after all, we are all in this together....
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch mmhmm, Phil Libins new startup, acquires Memix to add enhanced filters to its video presentation toolkit
Virtual meetings are a fundamental part of how we interact with each other these days, but even when (if!?) we find better ways to mitigate the effects of Covid-19, many think that they will be here t...
02:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Calling Brussels VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC
TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our survey of VCs in Brussels will capture how the city is faring, and what changes ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Heres how fast a few dozen startups grew in Q3 2020
Earlier this week I asked startups to share their Q3 growth metrics and whether they were performing ahead of behind of their yearly goals. Lots of companies responded. More than I could have anticipa...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Google removes 3 Android apps for children, with 20M downloads between them, over data collection violations
When it comes to apps, Android leads the pack with nearly 3 million apps in its official Google Play store. The sheer volume also means that sometimes iffy apps slip through the cracks. Researchers at...
07:03 am GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Huawei reports slowing growth as its operations face significant challenges
Huawei announced earnings results today showing that its growth has slowed significantly this year as the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant said its “production and operations face ...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Nordic challenger bank Lunar raises 40M Series C, plans to enter the buy now, pay later space
Lunar, the Nordic challenger bank that started out life as a personal finance manager app (PFM) but acquired a full banking license in 2019, has raised 40 million in Series C funding from existing inv...
06:10 am GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch France rebrands contact-tracing app in an effort to boost downloads
Dont call it StopCovid anymore. Frances contact-tracing app has been updated and is now called TousAntiCovid, which means everyone against Covid. The French government is trying to pivot so that its n...
05:41 am GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Indias Flipkart buys over $200 million stake in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail
Flipkart is acquiring a 7.8% stake in Aditya Birla Fashion as the Walmart-owned Indian e-commerce firm makes further push into the fashion category in one of the worlds largest retail markets. The e-c...
05:41 am GMT - Fri, October 23, 2020
Techcrunch Indias Flipkart buys $204 million stake in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail
Flipkart is acquiring a 7.8% stake in Aditya Birla Fashion as the Walmart-owned Indian e-commerce firm makes further push into the apparel category in one of the worlds largest retail markets. The e-c...
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Senate subpoenas could force Zuckerberg and Dorsey to testify on New York Post controversy
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of issuing subpoenas for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Thursday, meaning that there might be two big tech CEO hearings ...
11:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Representatives propose bill limiting presidential internet kill switch
A pair of U.S. Representatives one from each party are proposing a law that would limit the president’s ability to shut down the internet at will. That may not strike you as an imminent threat...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Quibi says it will shut down in early December
Quibi is shutting down we know that much for sure. But when? If you’re looking to blast through all 25 episodes of the Reno 911 revival series before Quibi calls its quits, how long do you actu...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Extra Crunch Partner Perk: Get 6 months free of Zendesk Support and Sales CRM
Were excited to announce an update to the Extra Crunch Partner Perk from Zendesk. Starting today, annual and two-year Extra Crunch members that are new to Zendesk, and meet their startup qualification...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Facebook Dating comes to Europe
Facebook’s dating feature expands after a regulatory delay, we review the new Amazon Echo and President Donald Trump has an on-the-nose Twitter password. This is your Daily Crunch for October 22...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Heres why Intels stock just dropped 10% after reporting earnings
The third-quarter earnings cycle is just getting underway, but we’ve already seen a few companies post numbers that investors did not like. Netflix missed on several metrics yesterday and was pu...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Quibis shortform life
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Myself, along with Danny and Natasha had a lot to get ...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch HBO Max hits 28.7M subscribers in Q3, but few are over-the-top
AT&T painted a rosy picture of HBO Max adoption during the company’s earnings report on Thursday. Despite not being available on Roku, one of the top streaming platforms in the U.S., AT&...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Uber drivers sue company alleging coercive Prop 22 advertising
Uber is facing a class-action lawsuit over Proposition 22 that alleges the company is illegally coercing its drivers to support the ballot measure that seeks to keep workers classified as independent ...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch 3 reforms social media platforms should make in light of The Social Dilemma
The industry needs to change to create more engaged and genuine spaces for people to connect without preying on human psychology....
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Netflix launches a virtual HBCU boot camp with Norfolk State to increase exposure to the tech industry
Netflix is going back to school. Working with Norfolk State University, the alma mater of one of the company’s senior software engineers, and the online education platform, 2U, Netflix is develo...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Announcing the Agenda for TC Sessions: Space 2020
TC Sessions: Space is happening this December 16 and 17 our first ever dedicated space event. This is a live, virtual two-day conference featuring the most important people in the space industry, acr...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Leverage public data to improve content marketing outcomes
Those who see the opportunity in data-focused content will reap disproportionate benefits....
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch After release of Teslas Full Self-Driving beta, Elon Musk promises roughly $2,000 price hike
In a tweet posted early Thursday morning, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said that prices for the Full Self-Driving (“FSD”) upgrade to Tesla vehicles would increase by roughly $2,000. It&...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Mixtape Podcast: Proposition 22 and the labor divide
California’s Proposition 22 is the most funded and perhaps one of the most contentious ballot measures in the states history. To date, the Yes on 22 side has put north of $185 million into the i...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Respect the hustle, not the stupidity
Yes, the media fing gorged on the Quibi story yesterday. We did, they did, everyone did. And really, truly, how could anyone not? Nearly $2 billion came in (with $350 million heading back), a star-stu...
04:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Spotify takes on radio with its own daily morning show
Spotify’s streaming music service is starting to resemble terrestrial radio with today’s launch of the company’s first daily morning show, “The Get Up.” Like other mornin...
04:40 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Facebooks controversial Oversight Board starts reviewing content moderation cases
Facebook’s external body of decision makers will start reviewing cases about what stays on the platform and what goes beginning today. The new system will elevate some of the platform’s co...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Customer experience and digital transformation concepts are merging during the pandemic
Customer experience and digital transformation are two terms weve been hearing about for years, but have often remained nebulous in many organizations — something to aspire to perhaps, but not t...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Render raises $4.5M for its DevOps platform
Render, the winner of our Disrupt SF 2019 Startup Battlefield, today announced that it has added another $4.5 million onto its existing seed funding round, bringing total investment into the company t...
04:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch How unicorns helped venture capital get later, and bigger
The venture capital industry’s comeback from fear in Q1 and parts of Q2 to Q3 greed is worth understanding. To get our hands around what happened to private capital in 2020, we’ve taken lo...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch For the Theremins 100th anniversary, Moog unveils the gorgeous Claravox Centennial
It’s been a full century since Leon Theremin created the electronic instrument bearing his name, and to celebrate Moog is releasing what must surely be the best-looking (and may be the best-soun...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Harness delivers enterprise continuous integration on heels of Drone.io acquisition
In August, Harness made its first acquisition when it bought open source continuous integration startup Drone.io. The company didn’t waste any time building on that purchase, announcing a new en...
03:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch A Charlie Brown Christmas is now an Apple TV exclusive
On first screening, the network assumed it had a disaster on its hands. It was a quiet cartoon more of a meditation on seasonal depression than a proper holiday film. The pacing was slow, it was voic...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch President Trumps Twitter accessed by security expert who guessed password maga2020!
A Dutch security researcher says he accessed President Trump’s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account last week by guessing his password: “maga2020!”. Victor Gevers, a security researcher ...
03:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch RepTrak partners with Onclusive to combine reputation and PR data
RepTrak and Onclusive are announcing a partnership that Onclusive CEO Dan Beltramo said will combine corporate reputation tracking and PR analytics for the first time. RepTrak, founded in 2004, helps ...
03:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Psykhe secures Seed funding to match consumer personalities to fashion products
In an overcrowded market of online fashion brands, consumers are spoilt for choice on what site to visit. They are generally forced to visit each brand one by one, manually filtering down to what they...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Google Maps launches a new developer solution for on-demand ride and delivery companies
The Google Maps Platform, the developer side of Google Maps, is launching a new service for on-demand rides and delivery companies today that ties together some of the platform’s existing capabi...
03:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch TikTok rolls out a new notification system for content removals
TikTok says it has rolled out a new notification system to users worldwide that will offer more clarity around content removals. The system, which had been in testing for a few months ahead of its glo...
02:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Flairs Smart Vent system is a big improvement for anyone looking to improve their home HVAC
Smart thermostats are fairly ubiquitous these days, but depending on which one you’re using, you could be getting a lot more from your home heating and cooling with relatively simple DIY upgrad...
02:06 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Instacart, in partnership with ALDI, will support SNAP EBT for online groceries
Instacart is making its grocery delivery and pickup services more accessible to lower-income customers by offering customers the ability to pay for groceries using their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition A...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch The smart speaker market is expected grow 21% next year
New numbers from Canalys point to a strong growth in smart speaker shipments in Mainland China this year. The market is on track to grow 2020, having gotten the COVID-19 pandemic mostly under control ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Woven adds to its calendar apps $20/mo premium plan
Productivity software has had a huge couple of years, yet for all of the great note-taking apps that have launched, consumers haven’t gotten a lot of quality options for Google Calendar replacem...
01:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Here.fm raises $2.9 million to reimagine video chat
Here.fm, a new web-based communication platform founded by Jesse Boyes and Seth Harris, has today announced the close of a $2.9 million seed round from FirstMark with participation by Y Combinator and...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Chinese live tutoring app Yuanfudao is now worth $15.5 billion
Yuanfudao, a homework tutoring-app founded in 2012, has raised $2.2 billion from investors, surpassing Byju’s as the most valuable edtech company in the world. The Beijing-based company is now w...
01:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Lyft will soon let riders pay for rides with Venmo
Lyft riders will soon have the option for paying and splitting fares using Venmo, the company said in a blog posting this morning. Venmo joins Lyft’s other payment methods of PayPal, credit card...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Freelancer banking startup Lili raises $15M
It’s only been a few months since Lili announced its $10 million seed round, and it’s already raised more funding namely, a $15 million Series A. The startup, founded by CEO Lilac Bar Dav...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon Echo review: Well-rounded sound
Six years ago, Amazon essentially created a new consumer electronics category. Expectations werent particularly high when the first Echo device debuted in November of 2014. Amazon, after all, has neve...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook adds hosting, shopping features, and pricing tiers to WhatsApp Business
Facebook has been making a big play to be a go-to partner for small and medium businesses that use the internet to interface with the wider world, and its messaging platform WhatsApp, with some 50 mil...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch WoHo wants to make constructing buildings fast, flexible and green with reusable components
Buildings are the bedrocks of civilization places to live, places to work (well, normally, in a non-COVID-19 world) and places to play. Yet how we conceive buildings, architect them for their uses, a...
11:36 am GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch E-bike subscription service Dance closes $17.7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
Three months on since the former founders of SoundCloud launched their e-bike subscription service, Dance they are today announcing the close of a $17.7 million (15 million) Series A funding round led...
10:44 am GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Smartphone shipments rebound to an all-time high in India
Smartphone shipments reached an all-time high in India in the quarter that ended in September this year as the worlds second largest handset market remained fully open during the period after initial ...
10:39 am GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Here integrates what3words super simple address system into its in-car API
Geocoding startup what3words — which chunks the world into 3mx3m squares, giving each a unique three-word label to simplify location sharing — has nabbed another in-vehicle integration, vi...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Hearings begin in Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lees accounting fraud trial
The trial of Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee, who is accused of accounting fraud and stock price manipulating, held its first hearing today at the Seoul Central District Court. The Seoul Central District Co...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Adyen alumni raise 2.6M seed to launch Silverflow, a cloud-native card payments processor
Silverflow, a Dutch startup founded by Adyen alumni, is breaking cover and announcing seed funding. The pre-launch company has spent the last two years building what it describes as a “cloud-nat...
08:48 am GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook Dating launches in Europe after 9-month delay over privacy concerns
Facebook’s dating bolt-on to its eponymous social networking service has finally launched in Europe, more than nine months after an earlier launch plan was derailed at the last minute over priva...
07:10 am GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Health insurance startup Alan lets you chat with a doctor
French startup Alan is building health insurance products. And 100,000 people are now covered through Alan . I caught up with the companys co-founder and CEO Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve so that he co...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch Acapela, from the founder of Dubsmash, hopes asynchronous meetings can end Zoom fatigue
Acapela, a new startup co-founded by Dubsmash founder Roland Grenke, is breaking cover today in a bid to re-imagine online meetings for remote teams. Hoping to put an end to video meeting fatigue, the...
05:20 am GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch 10 Zurich-area investors on Switzerlands 2020 startup outlook
European entrepreneurs who want to launch startups could do worse than Switzerland. In a report analyzing Europe’s general economic health, cost of doing business, business environment and labor...
12:08 am GMT - Thu, October 22, 2020
Techcrunch This former Tesla CIO just raised $150 million more to pull car dealers into the 21st century
“I have to choose my words carefully,” says Joe Castelino of Stevens Creek Volkswagen in San Jose, California, when asked about the management software on which most car dealerships rely f...
10:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla is a chain of startups, Elon Musk explains
Today during a call with investors and journalists, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked to expand a tweet from yesterday. In it, he stated: “Tesla should really be thought of as roughly a dozen techno...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Quibi is shutting down
The end is in sight for Quibi, PayPal adds cryptocurrency support and Netflix tests a new promotional strategy. This is your Daily Crunch for October 21, 2020. The big story: Quibi might be shutting d...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch 4 quick bites and obituaries on Quibi (RIP 2020-2020)
In memory of the death of Quibi, here’s a quick sendoff from four of our writers who came together to discuss what we can learn from Quibi’s amazing, instantaneous, billions-of-dollars fai...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Something Goes Right
Here we sit in the valley of predespair, 2 weeks ahead of the election and God knows where we are in the pandemic. As my partner Tina says to me on this once glorious sunny day (the view formerly know...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla wows on latest numbers
Tesla’s latest quarterly numbers beat analyst expectations on both revenue and earnings per share, bringing in $8.77 billion in revenues for the third quarter. With the report that Tesla had alr...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Quibi is dead, reports say
Plagued with growth issues, Quibi, a short-form mobile-native video platform, is shutting down, according to multiple reports. The startup, co-founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, had raised...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Quibi is dead
Plagued with growth issues, Quibi, a short-form mobile-native video platform, is shutting down, according to multiple reports. The startup, co-founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, had raised...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Coalition for App Fairness, a group fighting for app store reforms, adds 20 new partners
The Coalition for App Fairness (CAF), a newly-formed advocacy group pushing for increased regulation over app stores, has more than doubled in size with today’s announcement of 20 new partners &...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Datto trades modestly higher after pricing IPO at top of range
After pricing at $27 per share, Datto’s stock rose during regular trading. By mid-afternoon the data and security software company was worth $28.10, up a hair over 4%. The company’s IPO co...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: What visa options exist for a grad co-founding a startup?
What are the visa prospects for a graduate completing an advanced degree at a university in the United States who wants to co-found a startup after graduation? Can the new startup or my co-founders sp...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch This serial founder is taking on Carta with cap table management software she says is better for founders
Yin Wu has cofounded several companies since graduating from Stanford in 2011, including a computer vision company called Double Labs that sold to Microsoft, where she stayed on for a couple of years ...
05:52 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Founders dont need to be full-time to start raising venture capital
More than 50% of our founders still are in their current jobs, said John Vrionis, co-founder of seed-stage fund Unusual Ventures. The fund, which closed a $400 million investment vehicle in November 2...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Boston Dynamics Spot is getting an arm and self-charging dock next year
Boston Dynamics new CEO Rob Playter told TechCrunch that the company has now sold around 260 of its sophisticated Spot robot as of his appearance at Disrupt last month. While the company faced some qu...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Rocket Labs Peter Beck is coming to TC Sessions: Space 2020
Over the last few years Rocket Lab has gone from its very first orbital launch to regular commercial missions, with the goal of being the most responsive launch provider on the planet. Founder and CEO...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Prop 22 opponents say Yes on 22 should not be able to mail flyers as nonprofit
Opponents of California’s Proposition 22, the measure that seeks to continue classifying rideshare drivers and delivery workers as independent contractors, filed a complaint this morning with th...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Kite adds support for 11 new languages to its AI code completion tool
When Kite, the well-funded AI-driven code completion tool, launched in 2019, its technology looked very impressive, but it only supported Python at the time. Earlier this year, it also added JavaScrip...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Descript, Andrew Masons platform to edit audio by editing text, now lets you edit video, too
Descript, the latest startup from Groupon co-founder Andrew Mason, made a splash in the world of audio last year with a platform for easy audio editing based on how you edit written documents, adding ...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Gen Z spends 10% more time in non-game apps than older users
A new report released today by App Annie digs into how Gen Z consumers engage with their smartphones and mobile apps. According to data collected in Q3 2020, Gen Z users spend an average of 4.1+ hours...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Secureframe raises $4.5M to help businesses speed up their compliance audits
While certifications for security management practices like SOC 2 and ISO 27001 have been around for a while, the number of companies that now request that their software vendors go through (and pass)...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Contrast launches its security observability platform
Contrast, a developer-centric application security company with customers that include Liberty Mutual Insurance, NTT Data, AXA and Bandwidth, today announced the launch of its security observability p...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Bob Iger goes from managing Mickey to directing a milk replacement startup as new Perfect Day boardmember
Bob Iger, the chairman and former chief executive at Walt Disney is trading his mouse ears for milk substitutes as the new director of massively funded dairy replacement startup Perfect Day. Milk subs...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Wrike launches new AI tools to keep your projects on track
Project management service Wrike today announced a major update to its platform at its user conference that includes a lot of new AI smarts for keeping individual projects on track and on time, as wel...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Lessons from Dattos IPO pricing and revenue multiple
Last night Datto priced its IPO at $27 per share, the top end of its range that TechCrunch covered last week. The data and security-focused software company had targeted a $24 to $27 per-share IPO pri...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Mine raises $9.5M to help people take control of their personal data
TechCrunch readers probably know that privacy regulations like Europe’s GDPR and California’s CCPA give them additional rights around their personal data like the ability to request that ...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Join Extra Crunch Live on October 27 for a conversation on early stage and storytelling success with GVs M.G. Siegler
If anyone knows early stage investing and startups, it’s M.G. Siegler. As a General Partner at GV, he’s personally invested in his fair share of rocket ship companies early on in their lif...
03:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Sams Club will deploy autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in all of its U.S. locations
The past six months have seen a fairly aggressive acceleration in the option of robotics and automation as companies look for ways to augment (and, likely, replace in some instances) human workers. Th...
03:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Sams Club will deploy autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in all of its US locations
The past six months have seen a fairly aggressive acceleration in the option of robotics and automation as companies look for ways to augment (and, likely, replace in some instances) human workers. Th...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Amazons Whole Foods now offers one-hour pickup to Prime members at all locations
Amazon is now offering Prime members one-hour grocery pickup at all Whole Foods Market locations across the U.S., the company announced this morning. Prime members can use the Amazon app or website to...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Landing AI launches new visual inspection platform for manufacturers
As companies manufacturer goods, human inspectors review them for defects. Think of a scratch on smartphone glass or a weakness in raw steel that could have an impact downstream when it gets turned in...
02:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch How Yext reinvented itself on its way to going public
Last week, Yext CEO Howard Lerman dropped by Extra Crunch Live for a chat about his former startup, pivoting and becoming the CEO of a public company. Yext, which focuses on business information and e...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch TikTok details how its taking further action against hateful ideologies
TikTok said on Wednesday it’s strengthening its enforcement actions against hate speech and hateful ideologies to include “neighboring ideologies,” like white nationalism and others,...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch SoftBanks $100 million diversity and inclusion fund makes its first bet in health Vitable Health
SoftBank’s Opportunity Growth Fund has made the health insurance startup Vitable Health the first commitment from its $100 million fund dedicated to investing in startups founded by entrepreneur...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch AOCs Among Us stream topped 435,000 concurrent viewers
Last night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went live on Twitch to stream Among Us with a handful of superstar streamers. The purpose of the stream, which drew a massive crowd, was to get out the vote a...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Anyscale adds $40M to bring its Ray-based distributed computing tech to the enterprise masses
The world of distributed computing took on a new profile this year when [email protected], a 20-year-old distributed computing project, found itself picking up thousands of new volunteers to help Covid-19 ...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch PayPal to let you buy and sell cryptocurrencies in the US
PayPal has partnered with cryptocurrency company Paxos to launch a new service. PayPal users in the U.S. will soon be able to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies. More countries are coming soon. PayPa...
01:20 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Ford outs 4th-gen self-driving platform with better sensors, cleaning tech, and improved batteries
Ford and Argo AI today released details about its fourth-generation self-driving test vehicle. Built on the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid, the vehicle has everything needed to standup a self-driving service...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Review: iPad Air, smooth criminal
The 2020 iPad Air comes at an interesting time in Apples release cycle. The iPad Pro is still strong from a specs perspective but is now technically a half generation or so behind in CPU. The new pro ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Adobes Project Sharp Shots uses AI to deblur your videos with one click
Every year at its MAX user conference, Adobe shows off a number of research projects that may or may not end up in its Creative Cloud apps over time. One new project that I hope we’ll soon see i...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Syte, an e-commerce visual search platform, gets $30 million Series C to expand in the U.S. and Asia
Tel Aviv-based visual search and product discovery platform Syte, already used by brands like Farfetch and Fashion Nova, plans to expand in the United States and Asia-Pacific region after its latest f...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Junes third-gen smart oven goes up for pre-order, starting at $599
2020 is Junes time to shine. With an increasing number of people stuck and home, trying (and often failing) to fend for themselves in their kitchen, the smart oven startup has a solid opportunity to c...
12:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Road trippers can rejoice as RVshare raises over $100 million to grow its RV rental business
As continentally confined Americans look for domestic vacation options that won’t expose them to too much risk of infection from the pandemic that’s still raging across the country, the RV...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch MindLabs raises 1.4 million for its new platform, a Peloton for mental health
Ideally, mental wellness should be considered part of a healthy daily routine, like exercise. But even exercise is difficult to turn into a regular habit. Peloton addressed physical fitness by combini...
11:43 am GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch EU parliament backs tighter rules on behavioural ads
The EU parliament has backed a call for tighter regulations on behavioral ads (aka microtargeting) in favor of less intrusive, contextual forms of advertising — urging Commission lawmakers to al...
11:40 am GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook is working on Neighborhoods, a Nextdoor clone based on local groups
Using social networks to connect with neighbors and local services has surged during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Facebook — with 2.7 billion users globally — is now looking at how it can ta...
11:37 am GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Study finds most big open-source startups outside Bay Area, many European, and avoiding VC
Over 90% of the fastest-growing open-source companies in 2020 were founded outside the San Francisco Bay Area, and 12 out of the top 20 originate in Europe, according to a new study. The ROSS Index, c...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Watch the trailer for First Person, a climate-focused series shot on Snapchat Spectacles
Snapchat is about to launch “First Person,” the first of its original series to be shot on Snapchat Spectacles. The idea of filming a documentary using AR-centric eyewear might sound gimmi...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Political strategist turned tech investor Bradley Tusk on SPACs as a tool for VCs
Bradley Tusk has become known in recent years for being involved in what’s about to get hot, from his early days advising Uber, to writing one of the first checks to the insurance startup Lemona...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Talking SPACs with investor Bradley Tusk
Bradley Tusk has become known in recent years for being involved in what’s about to get hot, from his early days advising Uber, to writing one of the first checks to the insurance startup Lemona...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Watch GM unveil the $80,000 GMC Hummer EV right here
GM just took the wraps off the Hummer EV and it looks great. The vehicle is coming to dealers in 2022, with pre-orders starting in 2021. You can watch the unveiling here. The vehicle is detailed here....
12:48 am GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch AOC aims to get out the vote by streaming Among Us with pokimane and HasanAbi
We are about seven months into a pandemic and just two weeks from a presidential election. At this point, surprises are a dime a dozen. So it should feel very 2020 that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez i...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch Feast your eyes on the all-new, all-electric GMC Hummer EV
GMC has a new all-electric version of its classic Hummer oversized SUV. This thing is a beast, as you might expect, with an advertised 350-mile range and a 3-second zero to 60 mph time. It’s a b...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, October 21, 2020
Techcrunch GMC reveals the Hummer EV: 1,000 HP, 350 mile range, and 0-60 in around 3 seconds
General Motors today revealed the GMC Hummer EV, its first electric pickup. The vehicle has a 350 range, 1,000 HP, and up to 11,500 pound feet of torque (through fuzzy math). And with a starting price...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch After historic OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample collection, Lockheed Martin VP Lisa Callahan will join us at TC Sessions: Space
This December 16 and 17, we’re hosting our very first TC Sessions: Space event. It’ll be a virtual, live-streamed two-day show, including conversations with some of the best and brightest ...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Netflix to test free weekend-long access in India
Netflix plans to give users in India access to its service at no charge for a weekend as part of a test to expand its reach in the country, a top company executive said Tuesday. The American streaming...
10:09 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: DOJ files antitrust suit against Google
Google faces a big antitrust suit, Amazon offers to pay customers for shopping data and we review the iPhone 12. This is your Daily Crunch for October 20, 2020. The big story: DOJ files antitrust suit...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Apple HomePod update brings Intercom and other new features
Apple HomePod owners, starting today, will be able to use the newly announced “Intercom” feature to send messages between their HomePod smart speakers. The feature, which arrives via a sof...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Now may be the best time to become a full-stack developer
You may not have full knowledge, skills and understanding of everything immediately but you'll position yourself at the forefront of the worlds software development needs right off the bat....
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Cloud Foundry coalesces around Kubernetes
In a normal year, the Cloud Foundry project would be hosting its annual European Summit in Dublin this week. But this is 2020, so it’s a virtual event. This year, however, has been a bit of a tr...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Synthetaic raises $3.5M to train AI with synthetic data
Synthetaic is a startup working to create data specifically images that can be used to train artificial intelligence. Founder and CEO Corey Jaskolskis past experience includes work with both Nationa...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Snap shares explode after blowing past earnings expectations
Snap shares were up nearly 20% in after-hours trading after the company showcased a massive earnings beat, besting analyst expectations on both revenue and earnings per share for Q3. The company was a...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Heres why Netflix shares are off after reporting earnings
Shares of consumer video service Netflix are down sharply after the bell today, following the company’s Q3 earnings report. Why is Netflix suddenly worth about 5% less than before? A mixed earni...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Netflix user growth slows as production ramps up again
After the COVID-19 pandemic drove impressive subscriber growth earlier this year, Netflix’s numbers have come back down to Earth. The streaming service added 15.77 million net new subscribers in...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Adobe brings its misinformation-fighting content attribution tool to the Photoshop beta
Adobe’s work on a chain of custody that could link online images back to their origins is inching closer to becoming a reality. The prototype, part of the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI), ...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch How to watch NASAs OSIRIS-REx snatch a sample from near-Earth asteroid Bennu
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe is about to touch down on an asteroid for a smash-and-grab mission, and you can follow its progress live kind of. The craft is scheduled to perform its collection operat...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch NASAs OSIRIS-REx just snatched a rock sample from asteroid Bennu
Update: The spacecraft has touched down and sample collection was successful! OSIRIS-REx is now moving away from the asteroid with the goods and will begin its homeward journey as soon as it’s c...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Shot: The DoJ, Google and what the suit could mean for startups
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture-capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It’s a big day in tech because the U.S. federal government is going...
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch 7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020
For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. The r...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Root targets $6B valuation in pending IPO, a boon for insurtech startups
This morning Root Insurance, a neoinsurance provider that has attracted ample private capital for its auto-insurance business, is targeting a valuation of as much as $6.34 billion in its pending IPO. ...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Egnyte introduces new features to help deal with security/governance during pandemic
The pandemic has put stress on companies dealing with a workforce that is mostly — and sometimes suddenly — working from home. That has led to rising needs for security and governance tool...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon launches a program to pay consumers for their data on non-Amazon purchases
Amazon has launched a new program that directly pays consumers for information about what they’re purchasing outside of Amazon.com and for responding to short surveys. The program, Amazon Shoppe...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch French TV networks team up to launch streaming service Salto
Theres a new streaming service in France called Salto. The companies behind the new service have been around for a while though. Salto is a joint initiative between TF1, France Tlvisions and M6 three...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Investors appear to shrug at antitrust lawsuit aimed at Google
Investors do not seem concerned that the Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit against Google earlier today. The suit, seen by some as a stunt near the election, is one of a multi-part push to...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Meadow launches a powerful mobile marketing tool for cannabis dispensaries
Meadow was once called the Amazon of weed. Now it’s trying to be the Salesforce of weed, too. Meadow, the maker of a popular point of sale system for cannabis dispensaries, is today launching ne...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Google announces slew of Chrome OS features to help extend enterprise usage
As companies have moved to work from home this year, working on the internet has become the norm, and it turns out that Chrome OS was an operating system built for cloud-based applications. But most e...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft Azure announces its first region in Austria
Microsoft today announced its plans to launch a new data center region in Austria, its first in the country. With nearby Azure regions in Switzerland, Germany, France and a planned new region in north...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Call analytics platform Invoca expands into sales, e-commerce and customer experience
Invoca, which helps companies extract and use data from customer phone calls, is expanding today with the launch of products for e-commerce, customer experience and sales teams, as well as a new Invoc...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Google calls DOJs antitrust lawsuit deeply flawed in GIF-laden blog response
Google was clearly anticipating today’s U.S. Department of Justice antitrust complaint filing the company posted an extensive rebuttal of the lawsuit to its Keyword company blog. The post, penn...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Google Photos revives its prints subscription service, expands same-day print options
Google Photos is reviving its photo printing subscription service and introducing same-day prints. The company earlier this year had briefly tested a new program that used A.I. to suggest the month...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Beam is building a web browser that gathers knowledge from your web activity
Remember Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer? Those applications from the 1990s used emphatic metaphors in their names to talk about a simple task browsing the web. Today, nobody would say that ...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Robotic kitchen startup YPC raises a $1.8M seed round
Montreal-based YPC Technologies today announced that it has raised a $1.8 million seed round. Led by Hike Ventures and Real Ventures, the funding includes participation from Toyota AI Ventures and Uph...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch As Blizzard sunsets StarCraft II, some of its key creators raise cash for a new gaming studio
Even as Blizzard pulls the plug on new updates for its StarCraft II game, nearly a decade after its launch, gaming investors are financing the next new thing coming from key members of the game’...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch As startups accelerate in record Q3, Europe and Asia rack up huge VC results
Venture capital activity in Europe and Asia saw a strong return to form in Q3, data indicates. The two continents enjoyed more venture capital investment into their local startups than in some time, u...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Leading a $15 million round, Prosus Ventures makes the challenger bank Klar its first bet in Mexico
Klar, a new online bank based in Mexico City, has become the first big bet that Prosus Ventures (the firm formerly known as Naspers Ventures) is taking in Latin America outside of Brazil. Founded by S...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Sym raises $9M Series A for its security workflow platform
Sym, a new platform that makes it easier for developers to integrate security and privacy workflows into their process, today announced that it has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Amplify Pa...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Unusual Ventures Sarah Leary and John Vrionis join Extra Crunch Live today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
Today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, Unusual Ventures’ Sarah Leary and John Vrionis are joining us over at the Extra Crunch Live stage! The Unusual Ventures team has investments spanning the consumer ...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Unusual Ventures Sarah Leary and John Vrionis join us Extra Crunch Live now
Today at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT, Unusual Ventures’ Sarah Leary and John Vrionis are joining us over at the Extra Crunch Live stage! The Unusual Ventures team has investments spanning the consume...
02:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Pickle app puts on users, as millennials/Gen-Z latch onto location apps to fight Covid lockdowns
As the coming of winter combined with the coronavirus continues to put new restrictions on peoples movements, location-based apps are on the rise again. People are looking to find out who is close to ...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch The Polaris Slingshot R is a 3-wheel pocket rocket begging for electrification
The Polaris Slingshot has always wowed. Three wheels, open cockpit, and a design reminiscent of the Batmobile. It draws a crowd and is a blast to drive. I spent several weeks in the reworked Polaris S...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Instagram rolls out fan badges for live videos, expands IGTV ads test
Instagram is today introducing a new way for creators to make money. The company is now rolling out badges in Instagram Live to an initial group of over 50,000 creators, who will be able to offer thei...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Index nabs $2.6M seed to create BI dashboards without coding
Index founders, Xavier Pladevall and Eduardo Portet, have been friends since they were small children in the Dominican Republic. Both came to college in the U.S., and last year the two decided to laun...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Stampli, an invoice management software startup, launches a payments product
Stampli, a collaborative invoice management software company, introduced a payments product today called Stampli Direct Pay. The startup launched back in 2015 with a mission to simplify invoice manage...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Gowalla is being resurrected as an augmented reality social app
Gowalla is coming back. The startup, which longtime TechCrunch readers will likely recall, was an ambitious consumer social app that excited Silicon Valley investors but ultimately floundered in its q...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Robin.io launches a free version of its cloud-native Kubernetes storage solution
Robin.io, a cloud-native application and data management solution with enterprise customers like USAA, Sabre, SAP, Palo Alto Networks and Rakuten Mobile, today announced the launch of its new free(-mi...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Genies updates its software development kit and partners with Gucci, Giphy
Genies, has updated its software development kit and added Giphy and Gucci as new partners to enable their users to create personalized Genie avatars. The company released the first version of its sdk...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Security testing firm NSS Labs ceases operations, citing coronavirus
Security testing company NSS Labs “ceased operations” last week, the company said in a notice on its website, citing impacts related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Austin, Texas-...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Stotles secures funding for platform which brings transparency to government tenders, contracts
The public sector usually publishes its business opportunities in the form of tenders, to increase transparency to the public. However, this data is scattered, and larger businesses have access to mor...
01:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Venn, a network hoping to be gamings answer to MTV, raises $26 million
VENN , the streaming network hoping to be gaming culture’s answer to MTV, has raised $26 million to bring its mix of video game-themed entertainment and streaming celebrity features to the masse...
01:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch The Justice Department has filed its antitrust lawsuit against Google
The Justice Department is holding an antitrust announcement later today, apparently confirming a report this morning from The Wall Street Journal that it will publish its long-awaited antitrust lawsui...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch DJIs Pocket 2 gimbal is an extremely fun way to grab impressive smartphone shots
The Pocket 2 is the kind of device that makes me wish I got out a bit more. Ive been testing it out for a few days, and, while its done a reasonably good job making my life look a bit more interesting...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Review: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, two gems, one jewel
Theres an odd tension in only being able to review half of the new iPhone lineup. Though this review is focused on breaking down the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, we all know that the iPhone mini and t...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Apple, Opera, and Yandex fix browser address bar spoofing bugs, but millions more still left vulnerable
Year after year, phishing remains one of the most popular and effective ways for attackers to steal your passwords. As users, we’re mostly trained to spot the telltale signs of a phishing site, ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Adobe Photoshop gets new AI smarts with neural filters, sky replacement and more
Adobe is betting big on its Sensei AI platform, and so it’s probably no surprise that the company also continues to build more AI-powered features into its flagship Photoshop applications. At it...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Adobe Illustrator launches on iPad and Adobe Fresco comes to the iPhone
Adobe today launched the first public version of its Illustrator vector graphics app on the iPad. That’s no surprise, given that it was already available for pre-order and as a private beta, but...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Jam raises $3.5 million to Figma-tize product collaboration
The web of collaboration apps invading remote work toolkits have led to plenty of messy workflows for teams that communicate in a language of desktop screenshots and DMs. Tracing a suggestion or flagg...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft debuts Azure Space to cater to the space industry, partners with SpaceX for Starlink datacenter broadband
Microsoft is taking its Azure cloud computing platform to the final frontier space. It now has a dedicated business unit called Azure Space for that purpose, made up of industry heavyweights and engi...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Intel is providing the smarts for the first satellite with local AI processing on board
Intel detailed today its contribution to PhiSat-1, a new tiny small satellite that was launched into sun-synchronous orbit on September 2. PhiSat-1 has a new kind of hyperspectral-thermal camera on bo...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch DJIs clever little Pocket gimbal gets refreshed with improved video
Its been nearly two years since DJI released the original Osmo Pocket. Honestly, the little gimbal is one of the most delightful products from a company that makes a lot of them. As at best an amate...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Adobe Lightroom gets a new color grading tool, auto versions, graphical watermarking and more
At its MAX conference, Adobe today announced the launch of the latest version of Lightroom, its popular photo management and editing tool. The highlights of today’s release are the introduction ...
11:49 am GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Vectary, a design platform for 3D and AR, raises $7.3M from EQT and Blueyard
Vectary, a design platform for 3D and Augmented Reality (AR), has raised a $7.3 million round led by European fund EQT Ventures. Existing investor BlueYard (Berlin) also participated. Vectary makes hi...
11:37 am GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Perch raises $123.5M to grow its stable of D2C brands that sell on Amazon
While Amazon gradually builds out its own-branded line of products, third-party sellers continue to account for a significant part of the transaction volume and growth on its marketplace — by on...
11:25 am GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Tiliter bags $7.5M for its plug and play cashierless checkout tech
Tiliter, an Australian startup that’s using computer vision to power cashierless checkout tech that replaces the need for barcodes on products, has closed a $7.5 million Series A round of fundin...
11:07 am GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Math learning platform Knowledgehook raises 13.5M Series A to expand globally
Given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students have switched to online learning. So whereas EdTech used to be somewhat of an also-ran in the venture stakes, it has now become one fo t...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Dublins LearnUpon raises $56M for its online learning management system for enterprises
One big technology by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a much stronger focus on online education solutions — providing the tools for students to continue learning when the public health...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Trilo lets merchants offer rewards to customers choosing bank-to-bank payments
Open banking enables bank-to-bank payments, meaning that (in theory) merchants should be able to accept payments without having to hand over fees to Visa or Mastercard or other payment providers, such...
07:23 am GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Eat Just partners with Proterra to launch a new subsidiary in Asia
Eat Just, the plant-based food startup, is launching a new Asian subsidiary through a partnership with Proterra Investment Partners Asia. The agreement includes building Eat Just’s first factory...
05:22 am GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Intel agrees to sell its NAND business to SK Hynix for $9 billion
SK Hynix, one of the worlds largest chip makers, announced today it will pay $9 billion for Intels flash memory business. Intel said it will use proceeds from the deal to focus on artificial intellige...
02:16 am GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch Trump says nobody gets hacked but forgot his hotel chain was hacked twice
According to President Trump speaking at a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona, on Monday, “nobody gets hacked.” You don’t need someone who covers security day in and day out to call b...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, October 20, 2020
Techcrunch ShopUp raises $22.5 million to digitize millions of mom-and-pop shops in Bangladesh
A startup that is aiming to digitize millions of neighborhood stores in Bangladesh just raised the countrys largest Series A financing round. Dhaka-headquartered ShopUp said on Tuesday it has raised $...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch SAIF Partners rebrands as Elevation Capital, secures $400 million for its new India fund
SAIF Partners has raised $400 million for a new fund and rebranded the 18-year-old influential venture capital firm as it looks to back more early-stage startups in the worlds second largest internet ...
11:16 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Lee Fixel is already raising a massive second fund
On Friday, former Tiger Global Management investor Lee Fixel registered plans for the second fund of his new investment firm, Addition, just four months after closing the first. In fact, according to ...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch TikToks QAnon ban has been buggy
TikTok has been cracking down on QAnon-related content, in line with similar moves by other major social media companies, including Facebook and YouTube, which focus on reducing the spread the baseles...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Pakistan un-bans TikTok
TikTok returns to Pakistan, Apple launches a music-focused streaming station and SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites. This is your Daily Crunch for October 19, 2020. The big story: Pakistan un-ba...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review: A mostly aesthetic update
Its been a busy few weeks for smart speakers. Amazon kicked things off in late September with newer, rounder versions of both the Echo and Echo Dot. Less than a week later, Google updated the Home, af...
08:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Who regulates social media?
Social media platforms have repeatedly found themselves in the United States government’s crosshairs over the last few years, as it has been progressively revealed just how much power they reall...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Juniper Networks acquires Boston-area AI SD-WAN startup 128 Technology for $450M
Today Juniper Networks announced it was acquiring smart wide area networking startup 128 Technology for $450 million. This marks the second AI-fueled networking company Juniper has acquired in the las...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Lockheed picks Relativitys 3D-printed rocket for experimental NASA mission
Relativity Space has bagged its first public government contract, and with a major defense contractor at that. The launch startup’s 3D-printed rockets are a great match for a particularly comple...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Disney UX teardown: Wins, fails and fixes
Disney announced earlier this month that it’s going all-in on streaming media. As part of this new strategy, the company is undergoing a major reorganisation of its media and entertainment busin...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch US charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack
Six Russian intelligence officers accused of launching some of the “world’s most destructive malware” including an attack that took down the Ukraine power grid in December 2015 and ...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Late-stage deals made Q3 2020 a standout VC quarter for US-based startups
Remember back in March when the VC game was done for the year, checkbooks were snapping shut and startup layoffs led the headlines? So much for all that. Q3’s venture capital numbers are in and ...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Foundation launches Compute Module 4 for industrial users
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is launching a new product today the Compute Module 4. If youve been keeping an eye on the Raspberry Pi releases, you know that the flagship Raspberry Pi 4 was released in...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Stitchers podcasts arrive on Pandora with acquisitions completion
SiriusXM today completed its previously announced $325 million acquisition of podcast platform Stitcher from E.W. Scripps, and has now launched Stitcher’s podcasts on Pandora across all tiers of...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch EU switches on cross-border interoperability for first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps
The European Union has switched on cross-border interoperability for a first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps that use Bluetooth proximity to calculate the exposure risk of smartphone users aft...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Are VCs cutting checks in the closing days of the 2020 election?
Before the 2016 election, Vice Ventures founder and general partner Catharine Dockery was bullish about the future of recreational cannabis in the United States. “We saw quite a bit more optimis...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch The OpenStack Foundation becomes the Open Infrastructure Foundation
This has been a long time coming, but the OpenStack foundation today announced that it is changing its name to ‘Open Infrastructure Foundation,” starting in 2021. The announcement, which t...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch AMC offers private theater rentals starting at $99, as cinemas continue to struggle
Like countless other sectors of the entertainment industry, movie theaters have been devastated by a global pandemic with seemingly no end in sight. Initial closings stretched on for months, as distri...
02:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Apple launches a U.S.-only music video station, Apple Music TV
Apple is expanding its investment in music with today’s launch of “Apple Music TV.” The new music video station offers a free, 24-hour livestream of popular music videos and other mu...
02:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Apple launches a US-only music video station, Apple Music TV
Apple is expanding its investment in music with today’s launch of “Apple Music TV.” The new music video station offers a free, 24-hour live stream of popular music videos and other m...
02:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Pimloc gets $1.8M for its AI-based visual search and redaction tool
UK-based Pimloc has closed a 1.4 million (~$1.8M) seed funding round led by Amadeus Capital Partners. Existing investor Speedinvest and other unnamed shareholders also participated in the round. The 2...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Mobile by Peak Design is a new, complete mobile mounting solution for everyday convenience
After a steady stream of successful product launches and Kickstarter campaigns, Peak Design is back with a new one Mobile by Peak Design. The startup that created a rich ecosystem of photography and ...
01:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Three neat venture rounds, and Alibabas latest
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook introduces a new Messenger API with support for Instagram
Following the updates to Instagram and Messenger that delivered cross-app communication and other features, Facebook today announced its Messenger API has also been updated to allow businesses to mana...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Google Cloud launches Lending DocAI, its first dedicated mortgage industry tool
Google Cloud today announced the launch of Lending DocAI, its first dedicated service for the mortgage industry. The tool, which is now in preview, is meant to help mortgage companies speed up the pro...
12:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Singapore tech-based real estate agency Propseller raises $1.2 million seed round
Propseller, a Singapore-based real estate agency that combines a tech platform with in-house agents to close transactions more quickly, announced today it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The ...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Ready, Set, Raise, an accelerator for women built by women, announces third class
In 2018, Leslie Feinzaig, the founder of Female Founders Alliance, launched a free, equity-free accelerator for women called Ready, Set, Raise. The goal was to provide under-networked female founders ...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Ready Set Raise, an accelerator for women built by women, announces third class
In 2018, Leslie Feinzaig, the founder of Female Founders Alliance, launched a free, equity-free accelerator for women called Ready Set Raise. The goal was to provide under-networked female founders th...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Pakistan lifts ban on TikTok
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said on Monday it has lifted the ban on TikTok, 11 days after the South Asian nations telecom authority blocked the popular short video app in the country over pro...
11:40 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites, bringing total delivered to orbit to more than 800
SpaceX on Sunday launched another batch of 60 of its internet-beaming Starlink satellites, growing its constellation even further. That makes 835 Starlink satellites launched thus far, though not all ...
09:51 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Instagrams handling of kids data is now being probed in the EU
Facebook’s lead data regulator in Europe has opened another two probes into its business empire — both focused on how the Instagram platform processes children’s information. The act...
06:05 am GMT - Mon, October 19, 2020
Techcrunch Alibaba Group will spend $3.6 billion to take control of Chinese supermarket giant Sun Art
Alibaba Group said today it will spend about $3.6 billion to take a controlling stake in Sun Art, one of Chinas largest big-box and supermarket chains. After the transaction is complete, Alibaba Group...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
Techcrunch VCs reload ahead of the election as unicorns power ahead
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment. There was a steady drumbeat of bullish news for unicorns this week. ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
Techcrunch Solve the dead equity problem with a longer founder vesting schedule
The four-year vesting schedule that the typical startup uses today is a problem waiting to happen. Here's how you can fix it forever....
03:08 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Apples big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE
Welcome back to This Week inApps, theTechCrunch 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, witha ...
02:54 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Its hard to resist the silliness of Emily in Paris
“Emily in Paris,” a new series on Netflix, has provoked skeptical responses from actual Parisians who are happy to point out the abundant clichs in its story of a young American (played by...
12:45 pm GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
Techcrunch Three views on the future of media startups
The Equity crew this week chewed through a trio of media stories, each dealing with private companies and their successes. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Axios was growing rapidly and ...
05:43 am GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
Techcrunch Pear hosted its invite-only demo day online year; heres what you might have missed
Pear, the eight-year-old, Palo Alto, Calif.-based seed-stage venture firm that has, from its outset, attracted the attention of VCs who think the firm has an eye for nascent talent, staged its seventh...
05:43 am GMT - Sat, October 17, 2020
Techcrunch Pear hosted its invite-only demo day online this year; heres what you might have missed
Pear, the eight-year-old, Palo Alto, Calif.-based seed-stage venture firm that has, from its outset, attracted the attention of VCs who think the firm has an eye for nascent talent, staged its seventh...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Google Assistant, Maps and Search can now help you figure out where to vote
Election Day approaches! Still not sure where the nearest polling place or ballot drop box is? Google wants to help. This morning the company rolled out a handful of features across Google Assistant, ...
10:13 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Twitter walks back New York Post decision
A New York Post story forces social platforms to make (and in Twitter’s case, reverse) some difficult choices, Sony announces a new 3D display and fitness startup Future raises $24 million. This...
09:48 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter is now allowing users to share that controversial New York Post story
Twitter has taken another step back from its initial decision to block users from sharing links to or images of a New York Post story reporting on emails and other data supposedly originating on a lap...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Lawmatics raises $2.5M to help lawyers market themselves
Lawmatics, a San Diego startup that’s building marketing and CRM software for lawyers, is announcing that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. CEO Matt Spiegel used to practice law himsel...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Human Capital: Prop 22 puts the future of labor at stake
Welcome back to Human Capital, where we look at the latest in tech labor and diversity and inclusion. Because election day is quickly approaching and given that California’s Prop 22 puts the ...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch PearPop lets TikTok celebrities monetize by sharing shoutouts and screentime with fans
PearPop a new Los Angeles-based company, is on its way to racking up nearly 25,000 users in less than a month, and has already landed seed funding from the firm Rocket One Capital. The company’s...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch PearPop lets TikTok celebrities monetize by sharing shout-outs and screen time with fans
PearPop a new Los Angeles-based company, is on its way to racking up nearly 25,000 users in less than a month, and has already landed seed funding from the firm Rocket One Capital. The company’s...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Private equity firms can offer enterprise startups a viable exit option
Four years ago, Ping Identity was at a crossroads. A venerable player in the single sign-on market, its product was not a market leader, and after 14 years and $128 million in venture capital, it need...
05:04 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Analogue takes on the TurboGrafx-16 with its Duo retro console
Analogue’s beautiful, functional retro gaming consoles provide a sort of “archival quality” alternative to the cheap mini-consoles proliferating these days. The latest system to be r...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch We need universal digital ad transparency now
We propose a new standard for universal ad disclosure that should be met by every platform that publishes digital ads....
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Elon Musks Las Vegas Loop might only carry a fraction of the passengers it promised
If the company struggles to deliver capacity -- and revenue -- from its small-scale Convention Center system, the future of those ambitions could be in doubt....
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch EUs Google-Fitbit antitrust decision deadline pushed into 2021
The deadline for Europe to make a call on the Google -Fitbit merger has been pushed out again — with EU regulators now having until January 8, 2021, to take a decision. The latest change to the ...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Datto sets initial IPO price range, indicating a valuation of around $4B
It was just a few weeks ago that Datto, what TechCrunch called a “backup and disaster recovery firm,” filed to go public. This week the firm set an initial range for its debut. The Vista E...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Crypto-driven marketplace Zora raises $2M to build a sustainable creator economy
Dee Goens and Jacob Horne have both the exact and precisely opposite background that youd expect to see from two people building a way for creators to build a sustainable economy for their followers t...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch The need for true equity in equity compensation
I believe creating a broader picture of compensation is essential for startups, global conglomerates and every company in between....
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch FloorFound is bringing online return and resale to direct to consumer furniture businesses
Over the next five years consumers will return an estimated 40 million to 50 million pieces of furniture that more than likely will end up in landfills, creating tons of unnecessary waste, according t...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei confirms he has left the company
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has left the company, he confirmed on Friday. Pei, 31, said he plans to take some time off before pursuing his next step. “After nearly 7 years at OnePlus, I’ve...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch How COVID-19 and the resulting recession are impacting female founders
Last week The Exchange dug into recent data concerning the amount of venture capital raised by female founders. As a refresher, the numbers were not good. In Q3 2020, PitchBook data reported that US-b...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Marshall Major IV wireless headphones offer great sound, plus 80 hours of battery life and wireless charging
Marshall’s new Major IV headphones ($149.99) combine lightweight comfort with wireless charging, and up to 80 hours of playback for an iconic headset that’s affordable and flexible. At hom...
01:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch IAB Europes ad tracking consent framework found to fail GDPR standard
A flagship framework for gathering Internet users’ consent for targeting with behavioral ads — which is designed by ad industry body, the IAB Europe — fails to meet the required lega...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Future raises $24M Series B for its $150/mo workout coaching app amid at-home fitness boom
With thousands of gyms across the country forced to close down during the pandemic, there’s been an unprecedented opportunity for fitness companies pitching an at-home solution. This moment has ...
12:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Shures Aonic 50 wireless noise cancelling headphones offer best-in-class audio quality
The noise-cancelling over-ear headphone category is an increasingly competitive one, and consumers have never been more spoiled for choice. Shure entered the market this year with the Aonic 50, a prem...
12:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Shures Aonic 50 wireless noise-cancelling headphones offer best-in-class audio quality
The noise-cancelling over-ear headphone category is an increasingly competitive one, and consumers have never been more spoiled for choice. Shure entered the market this year with the Aonic 50, a prem...
12:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Atlanta-based Speedscale now has $2.2 million more to grow its API test automation business
It only took a few weeks after its Y Combinator demo day debut for the Atlanta-based API test automation company Speedscale to raise its first $2.2 million. Founded by longtime developers and Georgia ...
11:31 am GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch UKs ICO downgrades British Airways data breach fine to 20M, after originally setting it at 184M
One of the biggest data breaches in UK corporate history has been closed off by regulators not with a bang, but a whimper — as a result of Covid-19. Today the Information Commissioner’s Of...
11:31 am GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch UKs ICO reduces British Airways data breach fine to 20M, after originally setting it at 184M
One of the biggest data breaches in UK corporate history has been closed off by regulators not with a bang, but a whimper — as a result of Covid-19. Today the Information Commissioner’s Of...
09:07 am GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter changes its hacked materials policy in wake of New York Post controversy
Twitter has announced an update to its hacked materials policy — saying it will no longer remove hacked content unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those “acting in concert wit...
07:57 am GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Miniso, the Japanese-looking variety store from China, sees shares jump in US IPO
Investors are jumping aboard a value store chain that is bringing Japanese-inspired lifestyle goods to consumers around the world. The company, Miniso, raised $608 million from an initial public offer...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch Sonys $5,000 3D display (probably) isnt for you
Sony just announced a $5,000 3D display, but odds are its probably not for you. Primarily known for its consumer goods, the company is targeting creative professionals with the Spatial Reality Display...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, October 16, 2020
Techcrunch FAA streamlines commercial launch rules to keep the rockets flying
The FAA has published its updated rules for commercial space launches and reentries, streamlining and modernizing the large and complicated set of regulations. With rockets launching in greater number...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter is investigating widespread outage reports
If you're reading this, you probably didn't get here from Twitter....
10:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch B&Os BeoPlay H4 headphones offer great looks and comfort, but no noise canceling
Its easy to be smitten with the H4 at first sight. Theyre a great-looking pair of headphones one of the best I’ve seen. They sport a simple, streamlined design that feels both like an homage to...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Stripe acquires Nigerias Paystack
Stripe makes a big acquisition, Google rolls out search improvements and Snapchat adds a TikTok-y feature. This is your Daily Crunch for October 15, 2020. The big story: Stripe acquires Nigeria’...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Startup founders set up hacker homes to recreate Silicon Valley synergy
We joke that weve got so many people in the house that have different pieces of expertise that you just yell down the hallway if you have a problem."...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Duplex, Googles conversational AI, has updated 3M business listings since pandemic
Google today offered an update on the status of Duplex, its A.I. technology that uses natural conversations to get things done — like making restaurant reservations, booking appointments, or upd...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch With absurd timing, FCC announces intention to revisit Section 230
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced his intention to pursue a reform of Section 230 of the Communications Act, which among other things limits the liability of internet platforms for content they host...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Google introduces song matching via humming, whistling or singing
Google has added a new feature that lets you figure out what song is stuck in your head by humming, whistling or singing a much more useful version of the kind of song-matching audio feature that it ...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Audio learning startup Knowable switches to a $9.99-per-month subscription model
Knowable, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup focused on audio learning, is switching business models. When the company launched last year, it charged users on a per-class basis. Starting today, it...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Google launches a slew of Search updates
Google today announced a number of improvements to its core search engine, with a strong focus on how the company is using AI to help its users. These include the ability to better answer questions wi...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Small business payments and marketing startup Fivestars raises $52.5M
It’s a difficult time for small businesses to put it mildly. AndFivestars CEO Victor Ho said that many of the big digital platforms aren’t really helping. Ho argued that those platforms (...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch When was the last time you worked out your soul?
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole crew was back today, with Natasha and Danny ...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Brighteye Ventures Alex Latsis talks European edtech funding in 2020
Brighteye Ventures, the European edtech venture capital firm, recently announced the $54 million first close of its second fund, bringing total assets under management above $112 million. Out of the n...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Proterra, which makes big honkin battery systems and electric buses, raises $200 million
Proterra, the battery system technology developer for heavy-duty electric vehicles, said it has raised $200 million in a new round of funding. The new cash comes from Cowen Sustainable Investment Advi...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Teslas decision to scrap its PR department could create a PR nightmare
This decision will affect the engineers and developers, marketing teams and all employees who put their all into the technology and company image, only to have it eventually misrepresented in the medi...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Cruise can now test driverless vehicles on the streets of San Francisco
Cruise, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, Honda and T. Rowe Price & Associates, has been issued a permit from California regulators that will a...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Nanoleaf adds large and small triangles to its revamped Shape product line
Nanoleaf launched the next generation of its light panels in July. Called Shape, this new product looks like the companys original offering, but sports better connectors, a simpler mounting solution, ...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Google will let everyone migrate from Hangouts to Chat for free in 2021
Google’s strategy around its messaging apps is nothing if not messy right now (hello Hangouts, Meet, Chat, Duo and Co.), but it looks like things will get a bit easier come next year. We already...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch New Oxford machine learning-based COVID-19 test can provide results in under 5 minutes
Oxford scientists working out of the school’s Department of Physics have developed a new type of COVID-19 test that can detect SARS-CoV-2 with a high degree of accuracy, directly in samples take...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Emerging companies thrive on data. Shouldnt they use it to improve hiring decisions?
Instinctive feelings and going with your gut in hiring should be treated with caution and decisions should always be based on role-relevant evidence you pinpoint....
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Nabis raises $5m Series A to grow its cannabis distribution platform
The cannabis industry is quickly growing up, and companies like Nabis play a critical role. Today, the company is announcing it raised $5 million in Series A funding, which will help it grow and expan...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Brazils Black Silicon Valley could be an epicenter of innovation in Latin America
There is no doubt that the new wave of innovation will come from the emerging markets, and the African Diaspora can play an important role....
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Temporal raises $18.75M for its microservices orchestration platform
Temporal, a Seattle-based startup that is building an open-source, stateful microservices orchestration platform, today announced that it has raised an $18.75 million Series A round led by Sequoia Ven...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Whisper announces $35M Series B to change hearing aids with AI and subscription model
A few years ago, Whisper president and co-founder Andrew Song was talking to his grandfather about his hearing aids. Even though he spent thousands of dollars on a medical device designed to improve h...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Stellar blockchain will soon support USDC stablecoin
USDC, the stablecoin co-founded by Circle and Coinbase, first started as an Ethereum-based token. After adding support for the Algorand blockchain, Centre, the consortium that manages USDC, is announc...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Nvidia will power worlds fastest AI supercomputer, to be located in Europe
Nvidia is is going to be powering the world’s fastest AI supercomputer, a new system dubbed ‘Leonardo’ that’s being built by the Italian multi-university consortium CINECA, a g...
03:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch YouTube bans videos promoting conspiracy theories like QAnon that target individuals
YouTube today joined social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter in taking more direct action to prohibit the distribution of conspiracy theories like QAnon. The company announced that it is expa...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Bipedal robot developer Agility announces $20M raise
Agility, the Oregon State University spinoff behind Digit and Cassie, announced this morning that it has raised $20 million in funding. The latest round, led by DCVC and Playground Global, brings the ...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Pew: Most prolific Twitter users tend to be Democrats, but majority of users still rarely tweet
A new study from Pew Research Center, released today, digs into the different ways that U.S. Democrats and Republicans use Twitter. Based on data collected between Nov. 11, 2019 and Sept. 14, 2020, th...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Alpaca raises $10M Series A for its API-powered equities trading service
This morning Alpaca, a startup that helps other companies add commission-free equities trading to their own products, announced a $10 million Series A. The new capital event was led by Portag3, and in...
02:42 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch AirBuddys AirPod integration for the Mac gets updated with more iOS-style features
The AirBuddy app is celebrating another successful Apple week by opening up preorders on v2.0. The original, which arrived in early 2019, brought a pop-up to the Mac when a pair of AirPods were brough...
02:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch News that Calm seeks more funding at a higher valuation is not transcendental thinking
Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that meditation app Calmis looking into raising $150 million more at a valuation of around $2.2 billion, more than double its last private price. This should not ...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Koyeb raises $1.6 million for its serverless data-processing engine
French startup Koyeb has raised a $1.6 million (1.4 million) pre-seed round. The company focuses on data-processing workflows across multiple cloud providers. It hides many complexities using a server...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Extend banks $40M to bring a new approach to the old game of extended warranties
Extended warranties — those offers to add an extra year or two to an existing product warranty to give you a little more peace of mind in case something goes wrong with something you’ve pu...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Snapchat launches its TikTok rival, Sounds on Snapchat
Snapchat this summer announced it would soon release a new music-powered feature that would allow users to set their Snaps to music. Today, the company made good on that promise with the launch of ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch River, the latest venture from Wander founder Jeremy Fisher, launches with $10.4 million in funding
River, the latest venture from Wander founder Jeremy Fisher, has today announced the close of a $10.4 million funding round from Founders Fund, .406, BoxGroup, Josh Kushner and Scooter Braun. River is...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Application security platform NeuraLegion raises $4.7 million seed led by DNX Ventures
Application security platform NeuraLegion announced today it has raised a $4.7 million seed round led by DNX Ventures, an enterprise-focused investment firm. The funding included participation from Fu...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Spains Savana Medica raises $15 million to bring its AI toolkit turning clinical notes into care insights to the US
Savana, a machine learning-based service that turns clinical notes into structured patient information for physicians and pharmacists, has raised $15 million to take its technology from Spain to the U...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch France and the Netherlands signal support for EU body to clip the wings of big tech
The French and Dutch governments have signalled support for EU rules that can proactively intervene against so-called gatekeepers, aka “structuring platforms” or “large digital platf...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Popmenu earns raves from investors for its marketing and delivery software for restaurants
Brendan Sweeney didn’t know anything about the restaurant business before he and his co-founders launched the Atlanta-based startup Popmenu. What Sweeney did know was that it was nuts that while...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit review
  Nintendos new RC Mario Kart looks terrific...
12:22 pm GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Stripe acquires Nigerias Paystack for $200M to expand into the African continent
When Stripe announced earlier this year that it had picked up another $600 million in funding, it said one big reason for the funding was to expand its API-based payments services into more geographie...
11:08 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Uber is hiring hundreds of engineers in India to cut costs
Uber said on Thursday it is working to hire 225 engineers in India, strengthening its tech team in the key overseas market months after it eliminated thousands of jobs globally. The ride-hailing firm,...
10:23 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Alibaba-affiliated marketplace to leave Taiwan, again
Separated by a strait, the internet in Taiwan and mainland China are two different worlds. Even mainland tech giants Alibaba and Tencent have had little success entering the island, often running into...
10:10 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Menlo Ventures just closed its fifteenth early-stage fund with $500 million
Menlo Ventures, the 44-year-old venture firm with offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, is taking the wraps of its fifteenth early-stage fund today, a vehicle it closed with $500 million in capital...
09:44 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Luxury watch maker Breitling issues digital certificates on the Ethereum blockchain
Breitling is partnering with Arianee to issue a new kind of certificates of authenticity for its luxury watches. Instead of relying on physical certificates, the watchmaker gives you a unique digital ...
08:49 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch South Korean startup Cochlear.ai raises $2 million Series A to detect the sounds missed by speech recognition
Sit quietly for a moment and pay attention to the different sounds around you. You might hear appliances beeping, cars honking, a dog barking, someone sneezing. These are all noises Cochlear.ai, a Seo...
08:48 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch WarnerMedia to discontinue HBO and WB TV channels in India, and select other South Asia markets
WarnerMedia will discontinue HBO and WB TV channels in India, Pakistan, Maldives, and Bangladesh later this year as the entertainment conglomerate struggles to find a sustainable business model in Sou...
07:10 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch WizVille Local Monitor helps small shops track Google Maps ratings of competitors
French startup WizVille is launching a new product called Local Monitor to help restaurant owners, haircut places, bakeries and all kinds of small shops track their Google Maps ratings and the ratings...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Rosita Longevity wants to teach seniors how to live long, healthy lives
Longevity, as far as startups are concerned, tends to be a moonshot-y space where technologies like biotech and AI are experimentally applied in a sort of modern day alchemical quest — and the g...
05:11 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Gogoros Eeyo 1s e-bike goes on sale in France, its first European market
Gogoro announced today that its Eeyo 1s is now available for sale in France, the smart electric bike’s first European market. Another model, the Eeyo 1, will launch over the next few months in F...
12:47 am GMT - Thu, October 15, 2020
Techcrunch Jared Leto, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter are backing Moment House, a startup recreating live events digitally
A pitch to offer artists a way to give geo-fenced, live events to fans around the world has brought the new Los Angeles startup Moment House $1.5 million in seed funding. The money came from heavy hit...
11:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Khosla Ventures seeks $1.1 billion for its latest fund
Khosla Ventures, the eponymous venture firm helmed by longtime Silicon Valley rainmaker, Vinod Khosla, is raising $1.1 billion for its latest venture fund, according to documents from the Securities a...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Brighteye Ventures sees $54M first close of its second fund to back edtech startups in Europe
Brighteye Ventures, the European edtech VC firm, is announcing the $54 million first close of its second fund, bringing total assets under management to over $112 million. Backing comes from a mixture...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Zoom launches its events marketplace
Zoom has a new marketplace and new integrations, Spotify gets a new format and we review Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go. This is your Daily Crunch for October 14, 2020. The big story: Zoom launch...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch The Wing co-founder admits the co-working space upheld the kind of social inequality we set out to upend
Audrey Gelman, the former CEO of The Wing who resigned in June, today posted a letter she sent to former employees of The Wing last week. In it, Gelman apologized for not taking action to combat mistr...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Google Pixel 5 review: Keeping it simple
Im going to be totally honest with you. I dont really understand Googles phone strategy right now. And for what its worth, Im not really sure Google does either. I wrote about it here, but Ill save yo...
09:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Suspect provenance of Hunter Biden data cache prompts skepticism and social media bans
A cache of emails and other selected data purportedly from a laptop owned by Hunter Biden were published today by the New York Post. Ordinarily a major leak related to a figure involved in a controver...
08:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Mycons makes it easy to create and buy custom icons for your iOS homescreen
A new app called Mycons, launched today, is tapping into the iOS 14 homescreen customization trend by making it easier for anyone, including non-designers, to quickly create their own custom icons, as...
08:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Mycons makes it easy to create and buy custom icons for your iOS home screen
A new app called Mycons launched today and is tapping into the iOS 14 home screen customization trend by making it easier for anyone, including non-designers, to quickly create their own custom icons,...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Google launches new journalism tools, including Pinpoint for sifting through documents
Google today unveiled Journalist Studio, a set of online tools for journalists. Most of the products included in Journalist Studio, such as Google Trends and the Fact Check Explorer, were already avai...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Elon Musk tweets the Model S will be priced at $69,420 because hes a child
The Tesla Model S is about to get a bit less expensive. Tesla CEO and resident meme maker, Elon Musk just tweeted that the Model S sedan will soon be priced at $69,420. This pricing wasn’t done ...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Elon Musk tweets the Model S will be priced at $69,420, because hes a child
The Tesla Model S is about to get a bit less expensive. Tesla CEO and resident meme maker, Elon Musk just tweeted that the Model S sedan will soon be priced at $69,420. This pricing wasn’t done ...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Trumps latest immigration restrictions arebad news for American workers
To shutter employment-based visa programs, even temporarily, is to shut out the innovation and entrepreneurialism our economy desperately needs....
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla to begin production on 7-seat Model Y in November, with deliveries in early December
Elon Musk has shared some updated info about the timeline for the seven-seat version of the Model Y, Tesla’s more affordable electric SUV. The Model Y began deliveries to customers in March of t...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Fall sale: Get 10% off an annual Extra Crunch membership
From now until October 25, TechCrunch readers in the U.S. can save 10% on an annual plan for Extra Crunch. If you arent familiar, Extra Crunch is our membership program focused on startups, founders a...
06:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft reverse engineers a budget computer with the Surface Laptop Go
The Surface Laptop Go joined me in the woods last week. It lived in my backpack for a few days and came along for a 20-mile hike through footpaths and across bridges of questionable integrity. It is, ...
06:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review: reverse engineering a budget computer
The Surface Laptop Go joined me in the woods last week. It lived in my backpack for a few days and came along for a 20-mile hike through footpaths and across bridges of questionable integrity. It is, ...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Virgin Galactic readies first spaceflight from Spaceport America for later this this fall
Virgin Galactic is getting ready to fly its first mission to space from its Spaceport America facility in New Mexico. This is the site that the company will use to host all of its commercial flights, ...
05:52 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch NASA loads 14 companies with $370M for tipping point technologies
NASA has announced more than a third of a billion dollars worth of “Tipping Point” contracts awarded to over a dozen companies pursuing potentially transformative space technologies. The p...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Sanity, a platform to build and manage content flows on sites, raises $9.3M from Ev Williams, Threshold and more
There are more than 2 billion websites in existence in the world today, millions of apps, and a growing range of digital screens where people and businesses present constantly changing arrays of infor...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Virgin Orbit aims for December for second attempt at orbital demonstration launch
Would-be small satellite launch service provider Virgin Orbit is aiming to redo its key orbital demonstration launch this December, which would be a remarkable turnaround after its attempt in March di...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Plenty has raised over $500 million to grow fruits and veggies indoors
Plenty Unlimited has raised $140 million in new funding to build more vertical farms around the U.S. The new funding, which brings the company’s total cash haul to an abundant $500 million, was ...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Google Analytics update uses machine learning to surface more critical customer data
If you ever doubted the hunger brands have for more and better information about consumers, you only need to look at Twilio buying customer data startup Segment this week for $3.2 billion. Google sees...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Spotify launches an automatically updating iOS 14 widget
Spotify today has released its highly-anticipated iOS 14 widget with the latest app update. The new widget, which comes in both the small and medium sizes for the time being, allows you to quickly acc...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Harley-Davidson should keep making e-motorcycles
Harley-Davidson should continue to make electric motorcycles. That’s my big takeaway after taking home the company’s LiveWirefor three weeks. I’d ridden it on a closed course in 2019...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: I came on a B-1 visa, then COVID-19 happened. How can I stay?
I had only planned to stay a couple months, but got stuck. Now my company has some real opportunities to expand. How can I stay and start working?...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch True Ventures has $840 million more to invest in nascent and breakout startups
True Ventures, the now 15-year-old firm with offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and San Francisco, is taking the wraps off two new funds this morning: it has closed its seventh early-stage fund with $465 m...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Zoom to start first phase of E2E encryption rollout next week
Zoom will begin rolling out end-to-end encryption to users of its videoconferencing platform from next week, it said today. The platform, whose fortunes have been supercharged by the pandemic-driven b...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch OpenView Venture Partners raises $450M for sixth fund, its largest to date
This morning OpenView Venture Partners announced that it has closed $450 million for its new, sixth fund. The capital pool is its largest to date, coming in at roughly 50% larger than its preceding fu...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Toronto will trial automated shuttles from Local Motors in new pilot program
The city of Toronto is going to start operating autonomous shuttles on a trial basis, through an agreement with Local Motors that will see that company’s Olli 2.0 all-electric self-driving shutt...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch M1 Finance closes $45M Series C mere months after it raised its $33M Series B
Just months after it announced a $33 million Series B, Chicago-based M1 Finance today disclosed a $45 Series C. The new financing event was led by Left Lane Capital, the same investor that led M1̵...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Lucid reveals the price of its base Air sedan $77,400 minus $7,500 US tax credit
Electric car company Lucid finally revealed the price of its least expensive vehicle and it will start at $77,400. US buyers also qualify for a $7,500 tax credit making the vehicle eventually cost $69...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Atlassian Smarts adds machine learning layer across the companys platform of services
Atlassian has been offering collaboration tools, often favored by developers and IT for some time with such stalwarts as Jira for help desk tickets, Confluence to organize your work and BitBucket to o...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Databricks crossed $350M run rate in Q3, up from $200M one year ago
The Exchange regularly covers companies as they approachand crest the $100 million revenue mark. Our goal in tracking startups growing at scale is to scout future IPO candidates and better understand ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Zoom launches its events platform and marketplace, brings apps to your calls
Zoom is hosting its virtual Zoomtopia user conference this week. Given the attention the company has received as the de facto standard video meeting service since the start of the pandemic, it’s...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Spotify introduces a new music-and-spoken word format, open to all creators
Spotify today is launching a new feature that combines spoken word audio commentary with music tracks. The new format will allow Spotify to reproduce the radio-like experience of listening to a DJ or ...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch With a new focus on marketing software, NewsCred relaunches as Welcome
The company formerly known as NewsCred has a new name and a new product: Welcome. Co-founder and CEO Shafqat Islam explained that this follows a broader shift in the company’s strategy. While pr...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter hack probe leads to call for cybersecurity rules for social media giants
An investigation into this summer’s Twitter hack by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) has ended with a stinging rebuke for how easily Twitter let itself be duped by a ...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Shures SRH1540 headphones can upgrade your home setup with quality sound and all-day comfort
We’re going checking out a range of different headphones on TC this week and next as part of our ‘Headphone Week’ series, and today I’m checking out the Shure SRH1540 ($499). T...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Celonis acquires Czech startup Integromat to accelerate move to process automation
Celonis began as a company to help customers understand how work flowed through your company by building a process map. This was valuable in itself, but the next logical step was to not only analyze t...
02:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch What the iPhone 12 tells us about the state of the smartphone industry in 2020
The smartphone industry was in transition well before COVID-19 was a blip on anyones radar. More than 13 years after the launch of the original iPhone, these products have long since transitioned from...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Google launches a suite of tech-powered tools for reporters, Journalist Studio
Google is putting A.I. and machine learning technologies into the hands of journalists. The company this morning announced a suite of new tools, Journalist Studio, that will allow reporters to do thei...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Turbo Systems becomes Appify and launches app marketplace
When Jen Grant joined Turbo Systems, the no-code mobile application platform, as CEO in March, she came on board just as COVID was shutting down businesses, but she went straight to work and over the ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Playbook, a fitness platform that puts creators first, raises $9.3 million
Playbook, aiming to be the Patreon of fitness content, has raised an additional $9.3 million in Series A funding from E.ventures, Michael Ovitz, Abstract, Algae Ventures, Porsche Ventures and FJ Labs....
01:12 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Twentyeight Health is a telemedicine company expanding access to womens health and reproductive care
New York’sTwentyeight Health is taking the wildly telemedicine services for women’s health popularized by companies like Nurx and bringing them to a patient population that previously hadn...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Dataloop raises $11M Series A round for its AI data management platform
Dataloop, a Tel Aviv-based startup that specializes in helping businesses manage the entire data lifecycle for their AI projects, including helping them annotate their datasets, today announced that i...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Getaround raises a $140 million Series E amid rebound in short-distance travel
Amid a rebound in short-distance travel, Getaround, a Silicon Valley car rental startup, has raised some new money to meet demand. The startup, which allows customers to instantly rent cars near them ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Vivun announces $18M Series A to keep growing pre-sales platform
Vivun’s co-founder and CEO, Matt Darrow used to run pre-sales at Zuora and he saw that pre-sales team members had a lot of insight into customers. He believed if he could capture that insight, i...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Frontegg raises $5M to help SaaS companies build SaaS faster
Frontegg, a Tel Aviv-based startup that helps SaaS companies build their products faster by giving them access to a set of enterprise-ready building blocks for often-used features like authentication ...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Lab-grown meat project gets first taste of EU public funds
A cultured meat research program led by a Spanish biotech firm has been awarded a 2.7M grant under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 R&D funding framework. The consortium project, called ...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Pitching tech to optimize building design for sustainability, Atlanta-based Cove.tool raises $5.7 million
Patrick Chopson and Sandeep Ahuja started cove.tool, an Atlanta-based company developing software to optimize building design for sustainability and cost, because of problems they’d faced in the...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Merging Airbnb and the traditional hotel model, Mexico Citys Casai raises $23 million to grow in Latin America
With travel and tourism rising across Latin America, Casai, a startup combining Airbnb single unit rentals with hotel room amenities, has raised $23 million to expand its business across Latin America...
12:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Augury taps $55M for tech that predicts machine faults from vibration, sound and temperature
On the heels of Amazon about to launch a new enterprise service to detect whether a machine is working well or not based on external physical changes in sound, vibration and temperature, a startup tha...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Lead Edge Capital just closed on $950 million from a whopping 500 investors
Lead Edge Capital, a software-focused venture firm with one office in New York and another in California, was founded just 11 years ago. Yet it’s already managing $3 billion in assets through a ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Coa wants to bring an emotional workout into your fitness regimen
Whens the last time you worked out your soul? A mid-spin pep talk at SoulCycle might make you shed a tear, but not in the way that the co-founders of Coa, Alexa Meyer and Dr. Emily Anhalt, want. The f...
11:48 am GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Latest Space Station crew docks in record time following successful launch
Typically, there’s a bit of a delay between when astronauts launch from Earth to the International Space Station, and when they actually dock with the orbital lab. This has to do with the relati...
11:01 am GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Engageli comes out of stealth with $14.5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely
Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have become standard tools for teachers who have had to run lessons remotely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But they’re not apps necessarily desi...
10:02 am GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Menlo Micro, a startup bringing semiconductor tech to the humble switch, is ready for its closeup
Sixteen years ago a group of material scientists and engineers at General Electric banded together to reinvent the circuit breaker. Now, Menlo Microsystems, the spinoff commercializing that technology...
08:31 am GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Huawei plans to divest budget phone unit Honor: reports
Besieged by U.S. tech sanctions, Huawei may be looking to shake up its smartphone business that has taken a hit after losing core semiconductor parts and software services. The Chinese giant is in tal...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch As investors and founders mature, Vienna emerges as a European startup hub
According to Austrian Startup Monitor, entrepreneurs have founded more than 2,200 startups in Austria since 2008, with the number of tech companies growing 12% per year since then, significantly faste...
02:31 am GMT - Wed, October 14, 2020
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Home Stretch
On this edition of the Gillmor Gang, the live recording session was briefly interrupted by a rolling upgrade from Zoom. Weve been using Zoom to virtualize what weve been doing for years with a combina...
10:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Apple introduces the iPhone 12
Apple embraces 5G, Facebook Messenger gets better integrated with Instagram and Kahoot raises $215 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 13, 2020. The big story: Apple introduces the iPhone 1...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch PopSockets is working on MagSafe-compatible iPhone accessories
PopSockets will support Apple’s MagSafe technology, TechCrunch has confirmed — meaning you’ll soon be able to pop on and off these ubiquitous iPhone accessories without worrying abou...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Discuss the unbundling of early-stage VC with Unusual Ventures Sarah Leary & John Vrionis
This year has been everything but business as usual for the venture and tech community. And we still have a presidential election ahead of us. So, why not listen to the aptly-named experts over at Unu...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Two Screens For Teachers will outfit all educators in Seattle Public Schools with a second monitor
The admirable effort Two Screens For Teachers, which as you may guess is about getting teachers a second screen to use at home, has put together enough funds to get every educator in the Seattle Publi...
08:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Apples iPhone 12 Pro camera upgrades sharpen focus on serious photographers
Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro heaps improvements on the already-formidable power of its camera system, adding features that will be prized by “serious” photographers that is to say, the typ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Snapchat among first to leverage iPhone 12 Pros LiDAR Scanner for AR
Apple introduced its latest flagship iPhone models, the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, at its iPhone event on Tuesday. Among other things, the devices sport a new LiDAR Scanner designed to allow for mo...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Apples stock dips and Verizons recovers during iPhone event
Earlier today Apple announced a slew of new hardware. In case you’ve not yet caught up, there’s a $99 HomePod Mini coming, new iPhones, a new method for shouting at your electronics, the r...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Apples iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max: whats the difference?
Gone are the days a company like Apple could simply roll out a single flagship handset or two. Consumer demands have evolved quite a bit in the more than 13 years since the company released its first ...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Apple unveils its flagship 5G phones, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max
At Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday, the company introduced a range of new phones, led by the just-announced flagships: the iPhone 12 Pro, starting at $999, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, starting at $10...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Heres everything Apple announced at its Hi, Speed iPhone event today
Just shy of one month after their last event, Apple was back today with another one. Everyone had a pretty good feeling this would be the one where they announced this year’s new iPhone… i...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Heres everything Apple announced at its Hi, Speed iPhone event
Just shy of one month after their last event, Apple was back today with another one. Everyone had a pretty good feeling this would be the one where they announced this year’s new iPhone… i...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch iPhones wont come with headphones or power adapters in the box from now on
That drawer full of bad headphones and extra power adapters for your phone won’t get any more cluttered if you decide to pick up a new iPhone 12. Apple will no longer include those items in the ...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Beats announces $50 Bluetooth earbuds
Apple clearly has plenty to announce during todays big iPhone event. That means, as usual, its Beats line didnt really get any love. The company is much more content to focus on its own audio offering...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Should you replace your developer portal with a hybrid integration platform?
The growing use of hybrid integration systems is drastically reducing adoption complications, improving user experiences and minimizing technical complexity while increasing security....
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Apple launches new ecosystem of accessories and wireless chargers with MagSafe
Apple just announced the iPhone 12, and it features some new capabilities hidden in the rear of the phone. Thanks to alignment magnets, you can snap accessories to the back of your phone. And the comp...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Apples new Intercom feature will let you shout across your Apple devices
Apple today introduced a new feature designed for use with its HomePod speakers, including its just-introduced HomePod Mini: Intercom. Similar to Alexa’s “announce” feature, Intercom...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Apples iPhone 12 starts at $799, sporting 5G and a magnetic adapter
It took a bit longer than usual (thank COVID-19 for some insurmountable manufacturing delays), but the iPhone 12 is here. And as expected, it comes bearing 5G. The latest version of Apples smartphone ...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Apple reveals the $99 HomePod Mini
Today, during its iPhone hardware event, Apple unveiled the $99 HomePod Mini. The HomePod Mini is clearly a reach for a broader swath of new users. The original HomePod managed to impress audiophiles ...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Live from Apples virtual 2020 iPhone event
Apple’s big iPhone event is finally here virtually, which is to be expected these days. This is already the second virtual event Apple has hosted this fall, following one in September at which ...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Watch Apple unveil the new iPhone live right here
Apple is set to announce new iPhone models today. The company is holding a (virtual) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And youll be able to watch the event right h...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch DroneDeploy teams with Boston Dynamics to deliver inside-outside view of job site
DroneDeploy, a cloud software company that uses drone footage to help industries like agriculture, oil and gas and construction get a birds-eye view of a site to build a 3D picture, announced a new in...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Spendesk raises another $18 million for its corporate card and expense service
French startup Spendesk has added $18 million to its Series B round. The company already raised $38.4 million as part of its Series B last year, which means that it raised $56.4 million as part of thi...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Edge computing startup Edgify secures $6.5M Seed from Octopus, Mangrove and semiconductor
Edgify, which builds AI for edge computing, has secured a $6.5m seed funding round backed by Octopus Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners and an unnamedsemiconductor giant. The name was not released bu...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Mens health subscription startup Numan closes 10M Series A funding round
Launched almost 18 months ago, Numan joined the growing list of sites aiming at mens health, such as Roman and Hims, for example. Numan launched aiming to promote accessible medical remedies for Erect...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Nym Health raises $16.5 million for its auditable machine learning tools for automating hospital billing
A little less than two years after raising its seed round, the Israeli-based Nym Health has added another $16.5 million to its cash haul so it can roll out its technology developing auditable machine ...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Live from Apples virtual 2020 iPhone event
Apple’s big iPhone event is finally here virtual, which is to be expected these day. This is already the second virtual event Apple has hosted this fall, following one in September at which it ...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch WordPress can now turn blog posts into tweetstorms automatically
Earlier this year, WordPress .com introduced an easier way to post your Twitter threads, also known as tweetstorms, to your blog with the introduction of “unroll” option for Twitter embeds...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch BLCK VC launches educational initiative to bring more Black entrepreneurs into investing ecosystem
It is no secret that Black founders face an uphill battle in Silicon Valley with just a sliver of the investment pie being devoted to people of color. BLCK VC along with partners Operator Collective, ...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch HBO is making a limited series about Elon Musk and the founding of SpaceX
HBO is in the process of developing a six-episode limited series about the founding days of SpaceX and Elon Musk, Variety reports. The show will be based on Ashlee Vance’s biography of the Tesla...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Genemod raises cash for its lab inventory management service used by research institutions around the US
Genemod, a software for laboratory inventory management used by institutions like the University of Washington School of Medicine; the University of California, Berkeley, and the National Institutes o...
02:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch London Business School and LocalGlobe launch new VC course aimed at women, Black and Asian candidates
With the UK’s Black Tech Fest on this week its timely that a new executive education course aimed at those wanting to enter the venture capital industry has been launched to serve previously und...
02:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Join Yexts Howard Lerman for a live Q&A today at 2 pm ET/11 am PT
Today’s the day! This afternoon at 2 pm ET/11 am PT, Yext CEO Howard Lerman will join TechCrunch for a live chat. The conversation is part of our continuing Extra Crunch Live series, now in its ...
02:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Join Yexts Howard Lerman for a live Q&A right now
Today’s the day! This afternoon at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT, Yext CEO Howard Lerman will join TechCrunch for a live chat. The conversation is part of our continuing Extra Crunch Live series, now i...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch The iPhone 12 and HomePod mini leak ahead of todays big Apple event
I guess maybe dont read this if you like being surprised. Though you already read the headline and saw the first image, so you might as well keep keep going, right? And this is an Apple event we’...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Nuvemshop, a Latin American answer to Shopify, raises $30 million
After several failed startup attempts and nine years spent building Nuvemshop into Latin America’s answer to Shopify, the four co-founders of the company have managed to raise $30 million in ven...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Ureeka taps Kevin OLeary (AKA Mr. Wonderful) to launch SMB curriculum
Ureeka, a SMB mentorship platform for next-wave entrepreneurs, has today announced the Kevin O’Leary Bootcamp, which will offer members access to an exclusive curriculum of his knowledge and adv...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Is the Twilio-Segment deal expensive?
The Twilio-Segment acquisition was the biggest story of the weekend, and in our current IPO lull, it is the most-discussed deal of the moment. So it hasn’t been a surprise to see folks working t...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Caliber, with $2.2 million in seed funding, launches a fitness coaching platform
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the fitness space for a loop. Caliber, a startup that focuses on one-to-one personal training, is today launching a brand new digital coaching platform on the heels...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Armory nabs $40M Series C as commercial biz on top of open source Spinnaker project takes off
As companies continue to shift more quickly to the cloud, pushed by the pandemic, startups like Armory that work in the cloud native space are seeing an uptick in interest. Armory is a company built t...
01:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Messengers latest update brings new features, cross-app communication with Instagram
Facebook Messenger is getting a visual update and a number of new features, including support for chat themes, custom reactions, and soon, selfie stickers and vanish mode. The changes are a part of Fa...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Blue Origin successfully launches and lands New Shepard, with a first-ever external booster payload
Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin launched its first mission of 2020 today, flying a New Shepard sub-orbital rocket from its West Texas testing facility. This particular rocket has flown a t...
01:42 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Astroscale raises $51 million in Series E funding to fuel its orbital sustainability ambitions
On-orbit service and logistics startup Astroscale has raised a $51 million Series E funding round, bringing its total raised to date to $191 million thus far. The Japan-based company has been focused ...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Kayhan Space wants to be the air traffic control service for satellites in space
Kayhan Space, the Boulder, Colo. and Atlanta-based company launched from Techstars virtual space-focused accelerator, wants nothing more than to be the air traffic control service for satellites in sp...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Kegg, a connected fertility tracker and kegel trainer for women, launches out of beta
Fertility tracking has seen an explosion of startup activity in recent years. Femtech startup Lady Technologies is adding to this rich mix with the full U.S. launch of a dual-purpose device, called ke...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Commercializing the open source FingerprintJS browser fingerprinting tech nabs Chicago entrepreneur $4M
Chicago-based serial entrepreneur Dan Pinto has raised new cash and launched a new company looking to commercialize a years-old open source project that purports to solve one of the web’s hardes...
10:58 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Watch Blue Origin launch its reusable New Shepard rocket live, with a key NASA system test on board
Blue Origin is set to return to active flight today, after a hiatus of nearly a year since its last launch in December 2019. Today’s launch is a mission for the company’s New Shepard reusa...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Cyberpion raises $8.25M in seed funding to help businesses secure assets beyond their firewall
Hijacking a company’s DNS or injecting code into third-party tools are the kind of attacks that many companies aren’t equipped to handle. Cyberpion, a new security startup founded by a num...
08:07 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch South Korea pushes for AI semiconductors as global demand grows
The South Korean government has made no secret of its ambition to be a key player in the global artificial intelligence industry, including making the semiconductors powering AI functionalities. This ...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Qatalog, the virtual workspace rebundling SaaS tools to help teams function better, raises $15M
Qatalog, a London-based startup that has developed a “virtual workspace” that brings together disparate SaaS tools to help teams function better, is disclosing $15 million in Series A fund...
07:44 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Kahoot picks up $215M from SoftBank for its user-generated, gamified e-learning platform
After announcing a modest $28 million raise earlier this year, the user-generated gamified e-learning platform Kahoot today announced a much bigger round to double down on the current surge in demand ...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Landscape site launches with the aim of becoming the Glassdoor for VC
Youve probably heard of Glassdoor, which exists to allow employees to rate companies anonymously. Now a UK entrepreneur has decided to address the thorny issue of rating venture capitalists. Landscape...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Watch Apple unveil the new iPhone live right here
Apple is set to announce new iPhone models today. The company is holding a (virtual) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And youll be able to watch the event right h...
06:47 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Hong Kong and New York-based Easyship joins Shopify Plus tech partner program
Easyship, a logistics startup that allows e-commerce sellers to add multiple carriers to their stores, announced it has joined the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program. Easyship is headquartered in...
03:41 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Why are VCs launching SPACs? Amish Jani of FirstMark shares his firms rationale
It’s happening slowly but surely. With every passing week, more venture firms are beginning to announce SPACs. The veritable blitz of SPACs formed by investor Chamath Palihapitiya notwithstandin...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, October 13, 2020
Techcrunch Malaysian on-demand work platform GoGet lands $2 million Series A
GoGet, a Malaysian on-demand work platform, announced today that it has raised a $2 million Series A led by Monk’s Hill Ventures. The platform currently has 20,000 gig workers, who are called &#...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei leaves the company to start a new venture
Carl Pei, who co-founded the smartphone giant OnePlus in his 20s, has left the company, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. Pei played an instrumental role in designing the OnePlus s...
10:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Alphabets latest moonshot is a field-roving, plant-inspecting robo-buggy
Alphabet (you know… Google) has taken the wraps off the latest “moonshot” from its X labs: A robotic buggy that cruises over crops, inspecting each plant individually and, perhaps, g...
09:36 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Walt Disney announces reorganization to focus on streaming
Disney is going all-in on streaming media. On Monday, the company announced a massive reorganization of its media and entertainment business that will focus on developing productions that will debut o...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch If the ad industry is serious about transparency, lets open-source our SDKs
Showing exactly how the code within the SDK has been written is the best way to reassure developers and partners that there are no hidden functions or unwanted features....
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Family-tracking app Life360 launches Bubbles, a location-sharing feature inspired by teens on TikTok
Helicopter parenting turned into surveillance with the debut of family-tracking apps like Life360. While the app can alleviate parental fears when setting younger kids loose in the neighborhood, Life3...
08:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch With thousands of subscribers, The Juggernaut raises $2 million for a South Asian-focused news outlet
As paid newsletters grow in popularity, Snigdha Sur, the founder of South Asian-focused media company The Juggernaut, has no qualms about avoiding the approach entirely. In October 2017, Sur started T...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch How startups should budget in uncertain times
My guiding principle at this time is surely familiar: control burn until income streams are more predictable. Many startups find themselves in a similar position these days: ramen or sushi?...
08:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch EBay takes a bite at StockX and GOAT with sneaker authentication for sales $100 in the US
EBay is announcing today that it’s going to start authenticating sneaker sales over $100 in the U.S. This is a clear bite into the dominance of StockX and GOAT in the limited sneaker universe. T...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Twilios $3.2B Segment acquisition about helping developers build data-fueled apps
The pandemic has forced businesses to change the way they interact with customers. Whether it’s how they deliver goods and services, or how they communicate, there is one common denominator, and...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Twilios $3.2B Segment acquisition is about helping developers build data-fueled apps
The pandemic has forced businesses to change the way they interact with customers. Whether it’s how they deliver goods and services, or how they communicate, there is one common denominator, and...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Hoping to be LatAms top digital bank for SMBs, Xepelin launches a lending and revenue management service
There’s another entrant in the startup race to provide financial services to Latin America’s small and medium-sized businesses. Financial services have been a huge opportunity for startups...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch If data is labor, can collective bargaining limit big tech?
What if consumer platforms had to do business with large coalitions representing ordinary peoples to get the right to exploit their data?...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch 4-year founder vesting is dead
A growing number of founders are starting to realize that a 4-year vesting schedule can damage their startup irreparably....
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Frances Health Data Hub to move to European cloud infrastructure to avoid EU-US data transfers
Frances data regulator CNIL has issued some recommendations for French services that handle health data, as Mediapart first reported. Those services should avoid using American cloud hosting companies...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Yotascale raises a $13M Series B to help companies track and manage their cloud spends
These days when you found a startup, you don’t go out and buy a rack of servers. And you don’t build an in-house datacenter team. Instead, you farm out your infrastructure needs to the maj...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Free-to-play gaming giant Roblox confidentially files to go public
The gaming company Roblox announced today that it had confidentially filed paperwork with the SEC to make its public debut. In February, the company, which operates a free-to-play gaming empire with t...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Bumble balances gender representation of C-suite with two new hires
Women-friendly dating and networking app Bumble announced today it’s expanding its C-suite with two new hires: Anu Subramanian as Bumble’s chief financial officer, who hails from Univision...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Seraphim Capitals space tech accelerator releases details of its newest Space Camp cohort
The U.K.’s Seraphim Capital, the country’s only space tech accelerator, has released details of its newest cohort as part of its Space Camp programme, timed with the end of World Space Wee...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Google updates Android Studio with better TensorFlow Lite support and a new database inspector
Google launched version 4.1 of Android Studio, its IDE for developing Android apps, into its stable channel today. As usual for Android Studio, the minor uptick in version numbers doesn’t quite ...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon launches an AR app that works with new QR codes on its boxes
Amazon has quietly launched a new augmented reality application that works with QR codes on the company’s shipping boxes to create “interactive, shareable” AR experiences. Called sim...
04:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch What to expect from Apples Hi Speed iPhone event
For starters, iPhones, of course. That one was easy. The company skipped out on new mobile devices during its recent Apple Watch event, owing to COVID-19-related delays. And, of course, the fact that ...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Nym Health raises $14 million for its auditable machine learning tools for automating hospital billing
A little less than two years after raising its seed round, the Israeli-based Nym Health has added another $14 million to its cash haul so it can roll out its technology developing auditable machine le...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch 2020 IPO report card: Are techs newest public companies meeting expectations?
As the American election looms and the IPO cycle slows some, it’s a good time to review how well the public offerings we have seen thus far have performed. The Exchange explores startups, market...
03:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Calling Lisbon VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC
TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our <a href=”https://forms.gle/k4Ji2Ch7zdrn7o2p6>survey of VCs in Lisbon w...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft and partners aim to shrink the data desert limiting accessible AI
AI-based tools like computer vision and voice interfaces have the potential to be life-changing for people with disabilities, but the truth is those AI models are usually built with very little data s...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Snapdocs raises $60M to manage the mortgage process in the cloud
The US economy may be in a precarious state right now with a presidential election looming on the horizon and the country still in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic. But partly thanks to lower int...
02:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook, in a reversal, will now ban Holocaust denial content under its hate speech policy
Facebook this morning announced a significant change in how it approaches Holocaust denial content on its social network. For years, the company has been criticized for not taking down this extremely ...
02:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook, in a reversal, will now ban Holocaust denial content under its hate-speech policy
Facebook this morning announced a significant change in how it approaches Holocaust denial content on its social network. For years, the company has been criticized for not taking down this extremely ...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook EU-US data transfer complaint: Schrems gets a judicial review of the Irish DPCs procedure
Another twist in a multi-year complaint saga related to the legality of Facebook’s data transfers: European privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, has today been granted a judicial review of the Irish...
02:04 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Quince launches out of beta with new manufacturer-to-customer model
The retail landscape is shifting rapidly. While D2C brands have changed the way we shop, Quince is looking to change retail even more dramatically. The brand, which raised $8.5 million in seed funding...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Nest launches its $129 thermostat with a new design, swipe and touch interface on the side
Google’s Nest unit today launched its newest thermostat. At $129, the new thermostat is the company’s most affordable one yet, but it’s also the first to feature a new swipe and tap ...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Twilio buys Segment, and Airkit raises $28M for its low-code platform
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Twilio buys Segment, and Airkit raises $28M for its low-code platform
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news...
11:37 am GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Twilio confirms it is buying Segment for $3.2B in an all-stock deal
Twilio today announced its biggest acquisition to date, spearheading a strong move into customer data management alongside its existing API-based tools for building and running customer communications...
04:55 am GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Chinas digital yuan tests leap forward in Shenzhen
Shenzhen, known for its maker community and manufacturing resources, is taking the lead in trialing China’s digital yuan. Last week, the city issued 10 million yuan worth of digital currency to ...
01:38 am GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch Thailands logistics startup Flash Express raises $200 million
Flash Express, a two-year-old logistics startup that works with e-commerce firms in Thailand, said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a new financing round as it looks to double down on a rapidly...
12:32 am GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch The Otto Wilde Grill brings the drama of delicious restaurant steak home
Like many folks this year, I have been cooking a lot. Though Ive always loved food and have had a deep and abiding interest for the art of cooking, Ive definitely pushed myself to learn how to do a lo...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, October 12, 2020
Techcrunch AC Ventures announces the first close of its $80 million fund for Indonesian startups
As one of the worlds most populated countries, with a fast-growing internet economy, Indonesia offers plenty of opportunity for startups. AC Ventures wants to tap into that with its $80 million ACV Ca...
08:37 pm GMT - Sun, October 11, 2020
Techcrunch Indias Razorpay becomes unicorn after new $100 million funding round
Bangalore-headquartered Razorpay, one of the handful of Indian fintech startups that has demonstrated accelerated growth in recent years, has joined the coveted unicorn club after raising $100 million...
03:48 pm GMT - Sun, October 11, 2020
Techcrunch Twilio is buying customer data startup Segment for between $3B and $4B
Sources have told TechCrunch that Twilio intends to acquire customer data startup Segment for between $3 and $4 billion. Forbes broke the story on Friday night, reporting a price tag of $3.2 billion. ...
03:09 pm GMT - Sun, October 11, 2020
Techcrunch Hands on with Telepath, the social network taking aim at abuse, fake news and, to some extent, free speech
There’s no doubt that modern social networks have let us down. Filled with hate speech and abuse, moderation and anti-abuse tools were an afterthought they’re now trying to cram in. Meanwh...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
Techcrunch Venture capital gets less diverse in 2020
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. Its broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading....
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
Techcrunch Public investors stay in love with tech, as Root and Affirm file to IPO
Why there are so many tech IPOs right now....
05:10 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Antitrust investigation dubs App Store a monopoly, Microsoft adopts app fairness rules, pandemic boosts Q3 app revenues
Welcome back to This Week inApps, theTechCrunch 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, witha ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Netflixs Enola Holmes is thoroughly mediocre
There’s nothing excessively bad about “Enola Holmes,” a new film about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister Enola. But there’s nothing particularly good, either. The film was ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 10, 2020
Techcrunch A prison video visitation service exposed private calls between inmates and their attorneys
Exclusive: Calls supposed to be protected by attorney-client privilege were recorded and transcribed....
11:08 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Brian Armstrongs new problem: 60-plus free agents
A lot has been made of the open memo that CEO Brian Armstrong published nearly two weekends ago, essentially barring political activism at work because he sees it as a distraction. He also made it cle...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Judge denies Epics request to force Apple to bring Fortnite back to App Store
The California judge in the legal skirmish between Epic Games and Apple has denied Epic’s request that Apple be forced to reinstate Fortnite in the App Store, but did affirm that Apple can not t...
08:49 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: How can employers hire & comply with all this new H-1B craziness?
Although both the DOL and DHS rules will likely be challenged, they will likely remain in effect for some time before any litigation has an impact....
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Human Capital: Uber engineer explains why he spoke out against Prop 22
Welcome back to Human Capital where we discuss the latest in labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech. This week’s eyebrow-raising moment came Wednesday when the U.S. Department of Labor essen...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch How Roblox completely transformed its tech stack
Picture yourself in the role of CIO at Roblox in 2017. At that point, the gaming platform and publishing system that launched in 2005 was growing fast, but its underlying technology was aging, consist...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Why Amazon and Panasonic are betting on this battery recycling startup
JB Straubel, the Tesla co-founder and former CTO, is often cast as the humble and pioneering engineer, the quiet one who toiled away in the background for 15 years on some of the company’s most ...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook and Instagram will pin vote-by-mail explainers to top of feeds
Starting this weekend, everyone of voting age in the U.S. will begin seeing informational videos at the top of Instagram and Facebook offering tips and state-specific guidance on how to vote through t...
06:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch New Chinese browser offers a glimpse beyond the Great Firewall with caveats
China now has a tool that lets users access YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, and other internet services that have otherwise long been banned in the country. Called Tuber, the mobile bro...
06:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Chinese browser Tuber offers a glimpse beyond the Great Firewall with caveats
China now has a tool that lets users access YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google and other internet services that have otherwise long been banned in the country — selectively. Called Tu...
06:09 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Top mobility VCs on the risks and rewards in partnering with giants like Amazon
At our recent TechCrunch Mobility event, we spoke with Amy Gu, the founder and managing partner of Hemi Ventures, Olaf Sakkers, a founding partner at Maniv Mobility and Reilly Brennan, the founding ge...
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Changing how retweets work, Twitter seeks to slow down election misinformation
Twitter announced a major set of changes to the way its platform would work Friday as the social network braces for the most contentious, uncertain and potentially high stakes election in modern U.S. ...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Odell Beckham Jr. turned to Mojichats advertising features during his inaugural live-stream
Mojiit, the Los Angeles-based company behind the popular avatar generation service Mojichat, has landed one of its highest-profile users with the launch of Odell Beckham Jr.’s live stream over t...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Polestar CEO defends the Polestar 2s recall and 233-mile EPA rating
Polestar is a young automaker spun out of Volvo and Geely. Now, just four years old, it has two cars on the market with more launching soon. Like many startups, the company is weathering early storms ...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch YCharts sells to PE firm in all-cash transaction as it looks to pass $15M ARR this year
This morning, YCharts, a financial data and charting service, announced that it has been purchased by LLR Partners, a private equity firm. The companies are dubbing the transaction a “growth rec...
03:14 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Porsche is researching synthetic fuels to make gas-powered cars sustainable
The road to sustainable vehicles likely ends at electric cars, yet the route to this goal isn’t clear. There are multiple ways to get there, and Porsche is looking at synthetic fuels as a potent...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Funding for female founders falls to 2017 levels as pandemic shakes up the VC market
So much for progress. New data out this week from PitchBook indicates that the number of rounds raised by female-founded and co-founded companies fell year-over-year, with dollars invested in those ro...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Pakistan bans TikTok over immoral and indecent videos
Pakistan has banned popular short video app TikTok in the nation, citing circulation of videos that it deemed immoral and indecent. The move comes months after the South Asian country raised serious c...
12:43 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Join Yexts Howard Lerman for a Q&A October 13 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT
Heading into the third quarter and earnings season, TechCrunch is excited to announce that Yext CEO Howard Lerman will join us for a live Q&A next Tuesday as part of our continuing Extra Crunch Li...
12:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch High-profile startup execs back Indian influencers platform CreatorOS
The advent of low-cost Android smartphones and the world’s cheapest mobile data has paved the way for millions of social media influencers in India to amass a following of tens of millions of us...
07:01 am GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Devialet announces wireless earbuds
High-end speaker manufacturer Devialet is launching its first pair of earbuds called Devialet Gemini. The in-ear earbuds feature active noise canceling and cost 279 in the U.K. they will be available...
04:58 am GMT - Fri, October 9, 2020
Techcrunch Hong Kong logistics unicorn Lalamove unveils foray into the US
Lalamove, an on-demand logistics service active in China, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, has officially entered the U.S.seven years after launch. As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps millions of America...
11:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Amid a boom in SPACs, few women investors
If you’ve been following the SPAC boom, you may have noticed something about these blank-check vehicles that are springing up left and right in order to take public privately held companies. The...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Domestic terrorism suspects who plotted to kidnap Gov. Whitmer shared plans in Facebook groups
According to details from a shocking new affidavit, the FBI uncovered a group planning “violent action against multiple state governments,” including a detailed plot to capture or kill Mic...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Militia tied to plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer was removed from Facebook in boogaloo purge
According to details from a shocking new affidavit, the FBI uncovered a group planning “violent action against multiple state governments,” including a detailed plot to capture or kill Mic...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing
Alphabet’s self-driving technology company hits a major milestone, Apple TV+ extends its free subscription period and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for October 8, 2020. Th...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch No-code is the new blockchain
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha was on vacation, so Danny and your h...
08:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch These tiny sensors can hitch a ride on mothback
Everyone is familiar with carrier pigeons, but what about carrier moths? This research project uses the nocturnal insects as a delivery service for tiny electronic packages that weigh less than a hund...
06:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Waymo and TuSimple autonomous trucking leaders on the difficulty of building a highway-safe AI
TuSimple and Waymo are in the lead in the emerging sector of autonomous trucking; TuSimple founder Xiaodi Hou and Waymo trucking head Boris Sofman had an in-depth discussion of their industry and the ...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Techs role in the COVID-19 response: Assist, dont reinvent
The pandemic has affected just about every business in the world, but tech has also geared up to fight back in its own way, as we found out from speakers at Disrupt 2020. But technology has opted to t...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Affirm files confidentially to go public
This afternoon Affirm, a startup focused on providing point-of-sale credit to consumers making online purchases, announced that it has filed to go public. The filing is confidential, so there’s ...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch These 3 factors are holding back podcast monetization
If we want podcasting to continue to scale beyond its current and projected advertising revenue heights, we need to resolve some fundamental challenges....
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Podcast advertising has a business intelligence gap
Widespread misinformation and misconceptions are delaying ad revenue growth for podcast creators, publishers and networks....
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Killer Mike, former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, and Bounce TV founder Ryan Glover launch a digital bank
A group of Black Atlanta businessmen, politicians and entertainers — including former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, the entertainer Michael Render (better known as Killer Mike) and Bounce TV found...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Killer Mike, former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young and Bounce TV founder Ryan Glover launch a digital bank
A group of Black Atlanta businessmen, politicians and entertainers — including former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, the entertainer Michael Render (better known as Killer Mike) and Bounce TV found...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Apple is extending some AppleTV subs through February 2021 for free
Apple told me today that it will be extending AppleTV+ subscriptions that are set to end November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 through their billing date in February of 2021. The basic situation i...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Apple is extending some Apple TV subs through February 2021 for free
Apple told me today that it will be extending Apple TV+ subscriptions that are set to end November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 through their billing date in February of 2021. The basic situation ...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Google Assistant can now control Android apps
Google today announced it’s making it possible to use the voice command “Hey Google” to not just open but also perform specific tasks within Android apps. The feature will be rolled ...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Enhanced computer vision, sensors raise manufacturing stakes for robots as a service
Firms developing computer vision technology for standard robots, developments in 3D vision and so-called Robots as a Service are defining the next wave of automation....
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Blissfully expands from SaaS management into wider IT services aimed at midmarket
When Blissfully launched in 2016, it was focused on helping companies understand their SaaS usage inside their organizations, but over time the company has seen that there is a wider need, especially ...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Millennial Medias Paul Palmieri launches Tradeswell, a startup promising to fix e-commerce margins
A new startup called Tradeswell said it’s using artificial intelligence to help direct-to-consumer and e-commerce brands build healthier businesses. The company is led by Paul Palmieri, who prev...
04:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Instacart raises $200M more at a $17.7B valuation
Instacart announced today that it has raised $200 million in a new funding round featuring prior investors. D1 Capital and Valiant Peregrine Fund led the investment. Instacart is now worth $17.7 billi...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Waymo starts to open driverless ride-hailing service to the public
Waymo, the Google self-driving-project-turned-Alphabet unit, is beginning to open up its driverless ride-hailing service to the public. The company said that starting today members of its Waymo One se...
04:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch General Motors finally gets serious about in-car tech, taps Unreal Engine for next-gen interface
The upcoming GMC Hummer EV will feature a new in-car user interface powered by Unreal Engine . This powerful platform underpins the latest video games and is well-suited to provide vehicle occupants w...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch The Zebra reaches $100M run rate, turns profitable as insurtech booms
From a cluster of insurance marketplace startups raising capital earlier this year, to neoinsurance provider Lemonade going public this summer at a strong valuation, Hippo’s huge new round and R...
03:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau and Audible back audio measurement startup Veritonic
Veritonic is announcing that it has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding led by Greycroft, with participation from Lerer Hippeau and Amazon-owned audiobook service Audible. CEO Scott Simonelli, who...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft is building a price comparison engine into its Edge browser
With its Edge browser now stable, Microsoft’s current focus for its Chromium-based browser is to build features that differentiate it from the competition. With the holiday season coming up fast...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Headroom, which uses AI to supercharge videoconferencing, raises $5M
Videoconferencing has become a cornerstone of how many of us work these days — so much so that one leading service, Zoom, has graduated into verb status because of how much it’s getting us...
03:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Delivery startup goPuff raises $380M at a $3.9B valuation
GoPuff is a Philadelphia-headquartered startup that delivers products like over-the-counter medicine, baby food and alcohol (basically, the stuff you’d buy at a convenience store) in 30 minutes ...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Densitys Open Area radar tracks people in a space, precisely but anonymously
Everyone in the world is rethinking shared spaces right about now, and part of that rethink is understanding how they’re used, minute by minute and day by day. Density’s tiny ceiling-mount...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Harbor, the app that gamifies emergency preparedness, launches
Harbor, an emergency-preparedness company that just raised $5 million in seed, has today publicly launched its app. The app gamifies the process of preparing your home and family for whatever crisis m...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Understanding Airbnbs summer recovery
New numbers concerning Airbnb’s summer performance were reported this week, with The Information adding to the performance figures that Bloomberg previously detailed earlier this year. Airbnb an...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Lime revamps its app to include competitors, starting with Wheels ebikes
Lime might best known for its bright green micromobility devices, or more recently, its ownership of the iconic red Jump electric bikes. But now, the company is expanding in a way that could see it &#...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Virgin Hyperloop to safety test its hyperloop technology at new West Virginia certification center
Virgin Hyperloop announced a key step in its long-term goal of making hyperloop transportation a reality in the U.S. on Thursday. The company revealed it will be doing its certification testing at a n...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch A developer of therapy devices for athletes is now worth $700 million thanks to superstar backers like Naomi Osaka
A crew of high-wattage celebrity athletes have teamed up to invest $47.8 million intoHyperice, a developer of medical devices designed to help players and fitness buffs recover after workouts or games...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch As IBM spins out legacy infrastructure management biz, CEO goes all in on the cloud
When IBM announced this morning that it was spinning out its legacy infrastructure services business, it was a clear signal that new CEO Arvand Krishna, who took the reins in April, was ready to fully...
02:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon debuts its first fully electric delivery vehicle, created in partnership with Rivian
Amazon has received delivery of its very first, custom-built EV delivery van a vehicle built through its partnership with electric transportation startup Rivian. The van doesn’t look too differ...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Zeros SR/S doubles as an EV sport motorcycle and sport-tourer
Zero’s 2020 SR/S could be your EV sport bike or sport-tourer. Unveiled earlier this year, the all electric motorcycle brings performance attributes of both classes with a unique list of pros an...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Investors, founders report hot market for API startups
Startups that deliver their service via an API are having a moment. Or perhaps a year. Speaking with founders and investors this year, it has become clear that the API model of delivering a product is...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Revolut lets you track your subscriptions, adds savings bonus in the US
Fintech startup Revolut has rolled out a handful of additional features over the past few days. The financial app lets you track all your subscriptions that you pay with your Revolut account or your c...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Neocis, the maker of dental surgery robots, roots out another $72 million
Since the robotic dental surgery assistant Yomi first came on the market in 2019 more than 2,700 patients have stared up at its plastic sheathed metal arms, and now the company behind it, Neocis, has ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Betaworks and Betalab unveil their first four startups working to fix the internet
Back in March, startup studio Betaworks announced that was partnering with James Murdochs Lupa Systems to create a new program called Betalab, which would fund and mentor early-stage startups that wou...
12:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Kroger, one of Americas largest grocery chains, experiments with ghost kitchens and delivery in the Midwest
The Kroger Co., one of the biggest grocery chains in the Midwest is dipping its toe into on-demand delivery and the ghost kitchen craze through a partnership with an Indianapolis-based startup, Cluste...
12:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch U.S. Space Force is getting an immersive space sim training tool built in part by the VFX studio behind The Mandalorian
The U.S. Space Force obviously won’t be able to train most of their service people in actual space, so they relatively new arm of America’s defense forces has tasked Slingshot Aerospace to...
12:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch IBM plans to spin off infrastructure services as a separate $19B business
IBM, a company that originally made its name out of its leadership in building a myriad of enterprise hardware (quite literally: its name is an abbreviation for International Business Machines), is ta...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch MessageBird, the omnichannel platform-as-a-service, raises $200M Series C at $3B valuation
MessageBird, the Amsterdam-headquartered cloud communications company, has raised $200 million in Series C funding in a round led by Silicon Valleys Spark Capital. The new investment gives 2011-founde...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Grid AI raises $18.6M Series A to help AI researchers and engineers bring their models to production
Grid AI, a startup founded by the inventor of the popular open-source PyTorch Lightning project, William Falcon, that aims to help machine learning engineers more efficiently, today announced that it ...
11:43 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Second U.S. Presidential debate will be done remotely via live-streamed video
The next U.S. Presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic candidate and former VP Joe Biden will be done remotely, the U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced today. Thi...
11:43 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Second U.S. Presidential debate will be done remotely via live-streamed video (Update: Trump says he wont participate)
The next U.S. Presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic candidate and former VP Joe Biden will be done remotely, the U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced today. Thi...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Dr Lal PathLabs, one of Indias largest blood test labs, exposed patient data
Dr Lal PathLabs, one of the largest lab testing companies in India, left a huge cache of patient data on a public server for months, TechCrunch has learned. The lab testing giant, headquartered in New...
10:53 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Google must negotiate to pay for French news, appeals court confirms
Google’s appeal against an order by France’s competition watchdog to negotiate with publishers for reuse of snippets of their content has failed. As we reported in April, the French author...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Consumers spent a record $28 billion in apps in Q3, aided by pandemic
Mobile usage continues to remain high amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted social distancing measures and lockdown policies, and has pushed consumers to connect online for work, school and...
09:30 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch German energy company E.ON forms EUR250 million venture fund focused on smart grid tech
The German energy company E.ON, which counts over 50 million commercial, residential, and industrial customers, has created a new EUR250 million ($265 million) investment fund called Future Energy Ven...
05:52 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Tech for Campaigns, created to get Democrats elected, on the parties biggest differences
Yesterday, a 450-page “investigation on competition in digital markets” was published by the House based on 16 months of evidence gathering, including interviews with employees and past em...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Lydia partners with Tink to improve open banking features
French fintech startup Lydia is going to work with financial API startup Tink for its open banking features in its app. Lydia started as a peer-to-peer payment app and now has 4 million users in Europ...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, October 8, 2020
Techcrunch Lanturn, a Singaporean tech-enabled corporate services provider, raises $3 million seed round
Running a small to medium-sized business means a small staff needs to juggle a plethora of tasks, like bookkeeping, tax records and regulatory filings. Singaporean startup Lanturn streamlines their wo...
10:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Bringing micromobility to Africa
When you look at maps of micromobility across the world, it appears there’s not a ton of activity throughout Africa. Well, that’s because there’s not, Gura Ride founder and CEO Tony ...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Big tech responds to antitrust report
The major tech platforms push back against the House antitrust report, Google Assistant gets a “guest” mode and we interview a freshly minted Nobel laureate. This is your Daily Crunch for ...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Startups joining SK Telecoms accelerator include AI-driven mapping and vision for delivery robots
We dont often cover telecom technology startups, but it’s periodically worth checking in to see whats happening in that space. We can get a good indication from the latest cohort to emerge from ...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook: Trump cant recruit army of poll watchers under new voter intimidation rules
In a blog post Wednesday, Facebook said it will no longer allow content that encourages poll watching that uses “militarized” language or intends to “intimidate, exert control, or di...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Amazon sends legal notice to Indias Future Group over deal with Ambanis Reliance Retail
Amazon has sent a legal notice to Future Retail, Indias second largest retail chain, for breaching the terms of its contract by selling a significant portion of the business to Ambanis Reliance Retail...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Heres the curtain raise on the Sight Tech Global agenda
The goal of Sight Tech Global, a virtual, global event on December 2-3, 2020, is to gather the worlds top experts who are applying advanced technologies, notably AI, to the future of accessibility and...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Media roundup: Google to cut big checks for news publishers, Substack continues to draw top creators, more
Welcome back to Extra Crunchs Media Roundup, where I round up the stories that entrepreneurs in the content and advertising business should be thinking about trends, larger platform shifts, as well a...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch YouTube Premium subscribers get a new perk with launch of testing program
YouTube has long allowed its users to test new features and products before they go live to a wider audience. But in a recent change, YouTube’s latest series of experiments are being limited to ...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Decrypted: The major ransomware attack you probably didnt hear about
Watching the news this past week was like drinking from a firehose. Speaking of which, you probably missed a busy week in cybersecurity, so here are the big stories from the past week. THE BIG PICTURE...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Transportation VCs suggest frayed US-China ties will impact mobility markets
On Tuesday, during TechCrunch’s annual Mobility event, we had the opportunity to interview three investors who spend much of their time focused narrowly on shifts in the transportation industry ...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Adding Claire Daz-Ortiz to its partnership, Magma Partners launches initiative to invest in female founders in LatAm
Claire Daz-Ortiz has been many things over the course of her career — an angel investor, an early Twitter employee (who notably got the Pope on Twitter), the founder of a nonprofit, a published ...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Tech-publisher coalition backs new push for browser-level privacy controls
Remember ‘Do Not Track‘? The tracker-loving adtech industry hopes you don’t recall that decade+ doomed attempt to bake user-friendly privacy controls into browsers. But a coalition o...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: Is it easier and faster to get an O-1A than an EB-1A?
Heres a summary of the pros and cons of O-1A and EB-1A visas....
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Google Assistant gets an incognito-like guest mode
Google is launching a few new privacy features today that include a refreshed Safety Center that’s now live in the U.S. and coming soon globally, as well as more prominent alerts when the compan...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Former Apple engineer and autocorrect creator builds his first app, a word game called Up Spell
Former Apple software engineer and designer Ken Kocienda, whose work included the original iPhone and the development of touchscreen autocorrect, has created his first iOS app, Up Spell. The fast-pace...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch YC grad DigitalBrain snags $3.4M seed to streamline customer service tasks
Most startup founders have a tough road to their first round of funding, but the founders of Digital Brain had it a bit tougher than most. The two young founders survived by entering and winning hacka...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Instagrams Threads app now lets you message everyone, like its Direct app once did
Last year, Instagram announced it was ending support for its standalone mobile messaging app known as Direct, which had allowed users to quickly create and share messages with friends. Shortly thereaf...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Zira raises $3.1M for its shift-scheduling service that helps manage hourly workers
This morning Zira raised $3.1 million in a seed round. The startup provides software that helps businesses schedule their hourly workforce in a more intelligent manner. Software often fails to reach n...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Heres your first look at Boom Supersonics faster-than-sound XB-1 demonstrator aircraft
Boom Supersonic is closer than ever to its goal of introducing supersonic commercial aviation back tot he global stage the Colorado-based startup unveiled the final design of its XB-1 demonstrator ai...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch See whats happening on day two of TC Sessions: Mobility 2020
Grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and get ready for Day Two of TC Sessions: Mobility 2020! Yesterday featured an incredible lineup packed with trends, insights and opportunities designed to hel...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Unqorks $207M Series C underscores growing enterprise demand for no-code apps
This week, Unqork, a startup that helps other companies build business apps with a no-code platform, raised a $207 million Series C. The new capital valued the firm at around $2 billion. Even given ho...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch DoorDash introduces a new corporate product, DoorDash for Work
Delivery service DoorDash is giving employers a way to feed their remote employees through a new suite of products called DoorDash for Work. There are four main products, starting with DashPass for Wo...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Solvo raises $3M seed round to automatically manage cloud infrastructure permissions
Solvo, a Tel Aviv-based startup that promises to automatically generate cloud security permissions by analyzing a developer’s code, today announced that it has raised a $3 million seed funding r...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna shares her perspective on COVID-19 and CRISPR
CRISPR co-discoverer Jennifer Doudna was named a Nobel laureate in Chemistry today, sharing the honour with Emmanuelle Charpentier . We had the opportunity to speak to Doudna recently at our TechCrunc...
02:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch European antitrust regulators settle with Broadcom a year after interim measures flex
A European antitrust probe of chipmaker Broadcom has been settled at an impressive clip, a little over a year after formally kicking off. The Commission announced today it has accepted commitments fro...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Uber still sees micromobility and AVs in its future, and could push Prop 22 beyond California
Uber made headlines earlier this year when it offloaded Jump, the shared bike and scooter unit that once appeared to be a critical piece of its transportation. Despite that move, Uber still sees micro...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Apple brings Health Records to iPhone in the UK and Canada
Apple has added support for the Health Records feature of its Health app on iPhones in two new markets the UK and Canada. The electronic medical records feature originally debuted in the U.S. in 2018...
01:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Envisics nabs $50M for its in-car holographic display tech at a $250M valuation
The jury is still out on what might become the most viable business models for augmented reality technology, but in the meantime a startup out of the UK is betting one big area will be in vehicles, in...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Bespoken Spirits raises $2.6M in seed funding to combine machine learning and accelerated whiskey aging
Bespoken Spirits, a Silicon Valley spirits company that has developed a new data-driven process to accelerate the aging of whiskey and create specific flavors, today announced that it has raised a $2....
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Slack introduces new features to ease messaging between business partners
Slack is holding its Frontiers conference this week — virtually like everyone else in 2020 — and it’s introducing some new features to make it easier to message between partners. At ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Kong launches Kong Konnect, its cloud-native connectivity platform
At its (virtual) Kong Summit 2020, API platform Kong today announced the launch of Kong Konnect, its managed end-to-end cloud-native connectivity platform. The idea here is to give businesses a single...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Okta adds new no-code workflows that use identity to trigger sales and marketing tasks
It seems that no-code is the tech watchword of the year. It refers to the ability to create something that normally would require a developer to code, and replace it with dragging and dropping compone...
11:27 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Shogun raises $35M to help brands take on Amazon with faster and better sites of their own
E-commerce has boomed this year, with more businesses and shoppers than ever before turning to websites and apps as a safer, socially distanced alternative during the current global health pandemic. T...
11:26 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Big tech blows a collective raspberry at the Houses antitrust report
Big tech has responded to the mammoth antitrust report put out by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee yesterday with blanket denials there’s any monopolistic behaviour or competitive imbalances t...
10:14 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Truecaller tops 250 million users
Popular caller-identification service Truecaller has amassed 250 million monthly active users and 200 million daily active users, demonstrating an accelerated pace of growth in recent quarters even as...
09:54 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Dictionary app Reverso launches desktop app
Language learning company Reverso is launching its desktop app for macOS and Windows. Like on mobile, it lets you access a translation dictionary and get examples in context. The company has attracted...
09:48 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Elvie adds a non-electric breast pump and cups to its growing femtech portfolio
Femtech hardware maker Elvie has added a softer, hands-free breast pump that uses natural suction to its portfolio two years after launching its debut ‘next-gen’ connected breast pump. The...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Helsinki rides the Slush wave toward a booming startup future
In September 2020, Helsinki’s City Council approved plans for an expansion of the existing “Maria 01 Campus,” a former downtown hospital complex. Even before it starts spreading its ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch India approves Apple partners and Samsung for $143 billion smartphone manufacturing plan
Samsung and three major contract manufacturing partners of Apple are among 16 firms to win $6.65 billion incentives under India’s federal plan to boost domestic smartphone production over the ne...
02:18 am GMT - Wed, October 7, 2020
Techcrunch Greycroft has rounded up $678 million in capital across two new funds
Greycroft, the New York and L.A.-based venture firm founded in 2006 by investors Alan Patricof, Dana Settle, and Ian Sigalow, has closed on two new funds totaling $678 million in capital commitments. ...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Quarantine drives interest in autonomous delivery, but its still miles from mainstream
The prospect of truly zero contact delivery seems closer and more important than ever with the pandemic changing how we think of last mile logistics. Autonomous delivery executives from FedEx, Postm...
11:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Arm CEO Simon Segars discusses AI, data centers, getting acquired by Nvidia and more
Nvidia is in the process of acquiring chip designer Arm for $40 billion. Coincidentally, both companies are also holding their respective developer conferences this week. After he finished his keynote...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: G Suite becomes Google Workspace
Google rebrands G Suite, Apple announces its next event date and John McAfee is arrested. This is your Daily Crunch for October 6, 2020. The big story: G Suite becomes Google Workspace To a large exte...
10:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Steps from the Houses antitrust report are too little, too late when it comes to big tech
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has finally released its omnibus report on its investigation into the monopoly powers held by Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook and its findings will do nothing ...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook bans QAnon across its platforms, regardless of whether the content was violent
Facebook expanded a ban on QAnon-related content on its various social platforms Tuesday, deepening a previous prohibition on QAnon-related groups that had “discussed potential violence,” ...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook says it will ban QAnon across its platforms
Facebook expanded a ban on QAnon-related content on its various social platforms Tuesday, deepening a previous prohibition on QAnon-related groups that had “discussed potential violence,” ...
10:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Googles new logos are bad
Google really whiffed with the new logos for its “reimagination” of G Suite as Google Workspace, replacing icons that are familiar, recognizable, and in Gmail’s case iconic if you wi...
08:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch What micromobility is missing
AT TC Sessions: Mobility, we heard from Tortoise co-founder and president Dmitry Shevelenko, Elemental Excelerator director of Innovation, Mobility, Danielle Harris and Superpedestrian VP of Strategy ...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch 4 sustainable industries where founders and VCs can see green by going green
Now’s the time for sustainable investments to shine. There are billions of dollars in funding in both public and private markets dedicated to new sustainable investing and demand for consumers f...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch A clean energy company now has a market cap rivaling ExxonMobil
The news last week that NextEra Energy, a U.S. utility and renewable energy company, briefly overtook ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable energy producer shows just h...
07:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch A quick peek into Opendoors financial results
As investing whirlwind Chamath Palihapitiya continues to make headlines with his full-court press to take private tech companies public via SPACs while markets are hot, one of his targets has disclose...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch To fill funding gaps, VCs boost efforts to find Indias standout early-stage startups
After demonstrating scale, growth and financial improvement, one founder of a two-year-old agritech startup based in India told me that he’s now confronting a new challenge: Unlike his peers in ...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter tests a new way to find accounts to follow
Twitter is testing a new way to follow accounts. The company announced today it’s rolling out a new feature, “Suggested Follows,” that will pop up a list of other accounts you may wa...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Im a software engineer at Uber and Im voting against Prop 22
Ive been a software engineer at Uber for two years, and Ive also been a ride-share driver....
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Cambridge Analytica sought to use Facebook data to predict partisanship for voter targeting, UK investigation confirms
The UKs data watchdog has sent a letter to parliament In lieu of a final report on a wide-ranging investigation into online political advertising which saw it raid the offices of Cambridge Analytica i...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Standing by developers throughGoogle v. Oracle
We should givedevelopers the right to freely reimplement APIs, as developer ability to shift applications and skills between software ecosystems benefits everyone - we all get better software to accom...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Why startups are going public now
After all those years of startups not going public, 2020 is a little bit different. It feels like more companies are filing, and more companies are seeing their debuts through. We’re even seeing...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX awarded contract to help develop U.S. missile-tracking satellite network
SpaceX has secured a contract valued at just shy of $150 million by the U.S. Space Development Agency, a branch of the U.S. military that is tasked with building out America’s space-based defens...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX awarded contract to help develop US missile-tracking satellite network
SpaceX has secured a contract valued at just shy of $150 million by the U.S. Space Development Agency, a branch of the U.S. military that is tasked with building out America’s space-based defens...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Snap announced its latest slate of Originals programming
Snap, the social media platform for Gen Z, launched its latest slate of Snap Originals today, in a sign that not every media company has failed to capture the imagination of an audience with short for...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Salesforce Ventures launches $100M Impact Fund to invest in cloud startups with social mission
When Salesforce Ventures launched the first $50 million Impact Fund in 2017, it wanted to invest not only in promising cloud businesses, but startups with a socially positive mission. Today, the compa...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Amazons Josh Miele and Anne Toth talk Alexa and the future of accessibility at Sight Tech Global
When Alexa launched six years ago, no one imagined that by today there would be hundreds of millions of Alexa-enabled devices or that Alexa would become part of so many lives. For people who are blind...
04:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Trump is already breaking platform rules again with false claim that COVID-19 is far less lethal than the flu
Facebook and Twitter took action against a post from President Trump Tuesday that claimed that COVID-19 is “far less lethal” than the flu. Trump made the tweet and posted the same message ...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Google adds Stories to its search app for iOS and Android
Google announced today it’s introducing a Stories feature to its Google app for iOS and Android, which now reaches over 800 million people per month. In a new carousel within the app, users in s...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Tone raises $4M to help e-commerce brands text with their customers
While many companies are using chatbots and other forms of automation to manage their communication with customers, Boston-based Tone is betting that humans will remain a key part of the equation. The...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Apple will announce the next iPhone on October 13
Apple just sent out invites for its upcoming hardware event, all but confirming the arrival of the next iPhone. The event is scheduled nearly a month to the day after the its last big event, which gav...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Google Assistant comes to gaze-powered accessible devices
People who rely on gaze-tracking to interact with their devices on an everyday basis now have a powerful new tool in their arsenal: Google Assistant. Substituting gaze for its original voice-based int...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Despite pandemic, Amazon Prime Day expected to generate nearly $10B in global sales
A new forecast released today estimates Amazon’s delayed Prime Day sales event will top last year’s by bringing in an estimated nearly $10 billion in worldwide sales when it runs later thi...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Nivelo nabs $2.5M seed to reduce risk in digital ACH payments
As we plunge deeper into the pandemic, online transactions have become increasingly important, and ACH transactions, the ones that help us get direct deposit of our paychecks or pay our bills are grow...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Google is providing cash awards to 76 startups through a racial equity initiative announced in June
In June of this year, as more of the world began to awaken to the many ways that people of color are systematically discriminated against amid months of protest, a wide number of companies announced i...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Top five mobility startups to showcase at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020
Last night, 10 disruptive mobility companies pitched on the virtual TechCrunch stage for a spot at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020. Each company pitched for one minute followed by a Q&A with our expert...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Heres whats happening today at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020
Mobility enthusiasts from around the world, welcome to Day One of TC Sessions: Mobility 2020! Get ready for two days of programming dedicated to the people and technology behind the transformation of ...
02:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Facebooks Portal adds support for Netflix, Zoom and other features
Facebook announced this morning it’s bringing a number of new features and services to its family of Portaldevices, including support for Netflix and Zoom. The company will also introduce easier...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Scribe Therapeutics launches a platform for engineering CRISPR-based therapeutics
A new company called Scribe Therapeutics founded by two former members of CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna’s UC Berkely genetics lab (alongside Doudna herself) launched on Tuesday, debuting a plat...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Envoy launches Protect to help workers return to the office safely
No matter the industry, the coronavirus pandemic has absolutely rocked the way that we work. Work from home is the new norm. But many are anxious to get back into the office and startups are looking t...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Remotion raises $13M to create a workplace video platform for short, spontaneous conversations
One of the broader trends of the pandemic has been the unbundling of Zoom with startups pulling out a feature or two and designing entire products centered around a specific vision of remote work. One...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Inside Roots IPO filing
Last night, Root filed to go public, adding a second name to the insurtech IPO rolls in 2020. Lemonade was first out the gate this summer, taking its rental and home insurance business public at an at...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Ambani sells over $750 million Reliance Retail stake to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which invested $750 million in Indian telecom giant Jio Platforms in June this year, has returned to invest just as much capital in Mukesh Ambani’s other venture....
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Scratchpad announces $3.6M seed to put work space on top of Salesforce
One thing that annoys sales people is entering data into a CRM like Salesforce because it’s time spent not selling. Part of the problem is Salesforce is a database and as such is not necessarily...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Chargebee raises $55 million to help businesses move to subscriptions
Chargebee, which helps businesses set up and manage their billing, subscription, revenue operations and compliance, said on Tuesday it has raised $55 million in a new financing round as it looks to ac...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Tokyo-based virtual reality game developer Thirdverse gets $8.5 million Series A
Thirdverse, the virtual reality game developer behind “Swords of Gargantua,” has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by JAFCO, with participation from Presence Capit...
12:09 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch SpaceX successfully launches another Starlink mission, with over 700 satellites launched to date
SpaceX has launched yet another flight of 60 of its Starlink broadband internet satellites. The launch took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:29 AM EDT (4:29 AM PDT) this morning, after ha...
12:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Tipalti receives $150M at a $2B valuation after its accounts payable platform sees a surge in use
Digital transformation has been one of the big enterprise themes of 2020: organizations are doubling down on cloud services both to link up suddenly remote teams and centralize apps, documents and dat...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Spotifys new Soundtrap capture app offers collaborative voice notes for songwriters
Acquired in 2017, Soundtrap more or less serves a similar role as Anchor under the larger Spotify banner albeit largely focused on music creation, instead of podcasting. The companys software of the ...
11:32 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Spacebit books a second trip to the Moon via NASAs commercial lunar payload program
UK-based robotic rover startup Spacebit has booked a second payload delivery to the Moon, aboard the Nova-C lander that Intuitive Machines is planning to send in 2021 as part of NASA’s Commercia...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Security flaw left smart chastity sex toy users at risk of permanent lock-in
Just because almost every gadget or appliance can be connected to the internet, doesnt mean they should be. Outages can render these “smart” devices useless, and many use weak security tha...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Dialpad raises $100M Series E at a $1.2B valuation
Dialpad, the business-centric voice, video and contact-center service, today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series E funding round led by OMERS Growth Equity. Andreessen Horowitz, Google ...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Europes top court confirms no mass surveillance without limits
Europe’s top court has delivered another slap-down to indiscriminate government mass surveillance regimes. In a ruling today the CJEU has made it clear that national security concerns do not exc...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch nsect, the makers of the worlds most expensive bug farm, raises another $224 million
nsect, the startup building the worlds most high tech bug colony, have added $224 million in equity and debt to an already impressive $148 million cash haul as it looks to commercialize its business. ...
09:46 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Calling Amsterdam VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC
TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our <a href=”https://forms.gle/k4Ji2Ch7zdrn7o2p6>survey of VCs in Amsterda...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Picker, an app to discover products recommended by people you follow, picks up 1.3M seed
Picker, an app that lets you discover and buy products recommended by people you follow, has raised 1.3 million in seed funding. Backing the Barcelona-based startup is Berlin’s Btov. The company...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch G Suite is now Google Workspace
Google is rebranding G Suite, its set of online productivity and collaboration tools for businesses that include the likes of Gmail, Drive, Docs and Meet. The new name is Google Workspace, a name the ...
07:15 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Cryptocurrency wallet BRD reaches 6 million users, driven by growth in Latin America and India
Mobile cryptocurrency wallet BRD announced today that it now has more than six million users worldwide, thanks to strong growth in India and Latin America. With this momentum, the company expects to r...
05:37 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Faraday Future plans to go public through a SPAC deal
Faraday Future, the electric vehicle startup with a messy and complicated past, is planning to go public through a special-purchase acquisition company (SPAC) deal. The companys chief executive Carste...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Instagrams 10th birthday release introduces a Stories Map, custom icons and more
Instagram today is celebrating its 10th birthday with the launch of several new features, including a private “Stories Map,” offering a retrospective of the Stories you’ve shared ove...
12:41 am GMT - Tue, October 6, 2020
Techcrunch Months-old Uni raises $18.5 million seed round to expand Indias credit card market
The credit card industry in India appears to be stuck. According to industry estimates, between 30 million to 35 million people in the country today have at least one credit card, with up to 58 millio...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch John McAfee arrested after DOJ indicts crypto millionaire for tax evasion
Cybersecurity entrepreneur and crypto personality John McAfee’s wild ride could be coming to an end after he was arrested in Spain today, and now faces extradition to the U.S. over charges spann...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Venmo launches a credit card
Venmo’s first credit card is here, a former Amazon employee is arrested for fraud and we review the Nest Audio smart speaker. This is your Daily Crunch for October 5, 2020. The big story: Venmo ...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Trumps fight with COVID-19 adds fresh fuel to the misinformation fire he started
With the president hospitalized, his doctors evading basic questions and an election 29 days away, chaos reigned after Trump tested positive for the virus that’s killed more than 200,000 America...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Embedded finance might represent fintechs future
The fintech industry is on a tear. Popular consumer services like Robinhood to Coinbase and Revolut have managed to attract millions of customers, but the most interesting trend right now is embedded ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Google teams up with Samsonite to launch a Jacquard smart fabric-enabled backpack
It has been over four years since Project Jacquard, Google’s smart fabric technology, made its debut at the I/O developer conference. Launched out of what was then Google’s ATAP unit, Jacq...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Feds arrest former Amazon employee after company reported him to FBI for fraud
Amazon today disclosed that a former employee has been arrested for committing fraud against the online retailer. The company says it reported Vu Anh Nguyen to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in J...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Airborne
Lorne Michaels is the showrunner, to use a binge term, for Saturday Night Live. The show returned for its first season under the watchful gaze of pandemic rule, and the results were thankfully success...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Ocean Solutions Accelerators third wave tackles a new set of aquatic challenges
The Sustainable Ocean Alliance and its Ocean Solutions Accelerator take on the problems facing our planet’s waters, and the latest cohort of companies in the latter show a fresh slate of issues ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: Now that a judge has paused Trumps H-1B visa ban, how can I qualify my employees?
Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards Law Firm of the Year in California for Entreprene...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Quantum photonics startup Nu Quantum raises 2.1M from Amadeus Capital Partners
For Quantum cryptography and simulation to become real, the technology requires high-performance light-emitting and light-detecting components that operate at the single-photon level and at ambient te...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Quantum photonics startup Nu Quantum raises 2.1M from Amadeus Capital Partners
For quantum cryptography and simulation to become real, the technology requires high-performance light-emitting and light-detecting components that operate at the single-photon level and at ambient te...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Accessibilitys nextgen breakthroughs will be literally in your head
Predicting the future of technology for people with visual impairments is easier than you might think. In 2003, I wrote an article entitled In the Palm of Your Hand for the Journal of Visual Impairmen...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Venmo launches its first credit card, offering up to 3% cash back, personalized rewards
Last October, Venmo announced it would launch its first credit card sometime in 2020. Today, the PayPal-owned company is making good on those promises with the debut of the Venmo Credit Card, initiall...
02:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Six favorite Techstars startups ahead of its next rush of demo days
With TechCrunch Disrupt happening last month, I fell behind on watching accelerator demo days. It’s time to correct that oversight. In August and September, the Techstars network of startup acce...
02:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Printing giant Vistaprint acquires 99designs
Vistaprint announced today that its parent company Cimpress has acquired freelance design marketplace 99designs. The companies say that 99designs will become part of Vistaprint while also operating as...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 starts tomorrow
TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, kicks off in full swing tomorrow! Dont miss out on two full days devoted to the technology and people that make things fly, roll, haul or deliver. Todays the last day you c...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Strike Graph raises $3.9M to help automate security audits
Compliance automation isn’t exactly the most exciting topic, but security audits are big business and companies that aim to get a SOC 2, ISO 207001 or FedRamp certification can often spend six f...
01:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Camera that will film a spacewalk in VR delivered to the International Space Station
One of the payloads aboard the International Space Station resupply mission that launched last Friday will providing a new perspective on one of the most enervating human experiences the spacewalk. I...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Instagram expands shopping on IGTV, plans test of shopping on Reels
Instagram this morning announced the global expansion of its Instagram Shopping service across IGTV. The product, which lets you watch a video then checkout with a few taps, offers creators and influe...
01:38 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Ola, DeFi, and how to turn cooler cabinets into ads
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news...
01:38 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Ola, DeFi and how to turn cooler cabinets into ads
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch As it closes in on ARM, Nvidia announces UK supercomputer dedicated to medical research
As Nvidia continues to work through its deal to acquire ARM for $40 billion from SoftBank, the computing giant is making another big move to lay out its commitment to investing in UK technology. Today...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch The Little Black Door app makes luxury wardrobes shareable, resalable, and sustainable
When Lexi Willetts and Marina Pengilly realized they could make as much as 30,000 a year reselling their luxury clothes and accessories online, they resolved to create a solution for modern women who ...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch The Little Black Door app makes luxury wardrobes shareable, resalable and sustainable
When Lexi Willetts and Marina Pengilly realized they could make as much as 30,000 a year reselling their luxury clothes and accessories online, they resolved to create a solution for modern women who ...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch GrubMarket raises $60M at a $500M valuation as food delivery stays center stage
Companies that have leveraged technology to make the procurement and delivery of food more accessible to more people have been seeing a big surge of business this year, as millions of consumers are en...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch GrubMarket raises $60M as food delivery stays center stage
Companies that have leveraged technology to make the procurement and delivery of food more accessible to more people have been seeing a big surge of business this year, as millions of consumers are en...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Corsairs TBT100 Thunderbolt 3 dock offers the right expandability in a well-designed package
Gaming peripheral expert Corsair has released a new Thunderbolt 3 docking station that boasts a number of useful ports, paired with aesthetics that should fit in perfectly with any of Apple’s Sp...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Nest Audio review
The Nest Audio is a surprisingly hefty thing. Its compact, but dense, packing a lot into a footprint not much taller than an iPhone. At 2.65 pounds, its 2.5x the weight of the original Home. Its clear...
11:34 am GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Heuras plant-based chicken hits UK shops
Heura, a vegan-friendly alternative to chicken that’s been cooked up by a Barcelona-based startup, has launched its first products in the UK. It’s working with local distributors The Vegan...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Cooler Screens raises $80M to bring interactive screens into cooler aisles
Cooler Screens, which replaces the glass doors in store cooler aisles with interactive digital displays, is announcing that it has raised more than $80 million in Series C funding. The startup has now...
09:49 am GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Crowdcube and Seedrs agree to merge, creating a significant private equity marketplace
The two main crowd-equity fundraising platforms in the UK, Crowdcube and Seedrs, have agreed terms on a long-rumoured merger, thus creating one of the worlds largest private equity marketplaces. The m...
03:03 am GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Google delays mandating Play Stores 30% cut in India to April 2022
Google is postponing the enforcement of its new Play Store billing policy in India to April 2022, days after more than 150 startups in the worlds second largest internet market forged an informal coal...
03:03 am GMT - Mon, October 5, 2020
Techcrunch Google delays mandating Play Store payments rule in India to April 2022
Google is postponing the enforcement of its new Play Store billing rule in India to April 2022, days after more than 150 startups in the worlds second largest internet market forged an informal coalit...
10:39 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
Techcrunch Ola fails to get ride-hailing license renewed in London, says it will appeal and continues to operate
Just six days after Uber won its appeal against London transportation regulators to continue operating in London for another 18 months, one of its bigger rivals has found itself in the hot seat. Ola, ...
09:56 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
Techcrunch Lime and Scoot veterans have built Ridepanda, a one-stop micromobility marketplace
Chinmay Malaviya and Charlie Depman found themselves at the center of the shared micromobility industry just as it took off, working for companies like Bird, Lime and Scoot. They experienced a rollerc...
07:42 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
Techcrunch Einride raises $10 million to fast track its autonomous electric cargo pods
For the past four years, Swedish startup Einride has captured interest, investment and even a few customer contracts for its unusual-looking pods electric and autonomous vehicles that are designed to...
05:01 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Netflixs Away deftly balances space exploration and human drama
“Away,” a new drama on Netflix, tells the story of the first manned expedition to Mars Emma Green (played by Hilary Swank) leads an international team of astronauts on the three-year miss...
04:41 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
Techcrunch Accel VCs Sonali De Rycker and Andrew Braccia say European deal pace is incredibly active
The other week TechCrunch’s Extra Crunch Live series sat down with Accel VCs Sonali De Rycker and Andrew Braccia to chat about the state of the global startup investing ecosystem. Given their fi...
03:45 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
Techcrunch Digging into the next wave of tech IPOs
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment. Lets talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors....
03:31 pm GMT - Sun, October 4, 2020
Techcrunch Meet Cocoa Press, the Philly startup making a 3D printer for chocolate
Evan Weinstein, the founder of the Philadelphia-based startup, Cocoa Press, which makes a 3D printer for chocolate, doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth. But the young founder was fascinated by 3D...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
Techcrunch Airbnb nears IPO as Asana and Palantir land their direct listings
World events have so far not stopped the enthusiasm for tech investing, and really, where else are those dollars going to go?...
03:16 pm GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Google Play gets new rules, Apple launches app marketing tools, EU looks to reign in tech giants
Welcome back to This Week inApps, theTechCrunch 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, witha ...
03:16 pm GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Google Play gets new rules, Apple launches app marketing tools, EU looks to rein in tech giants
Welcome back to This Week inApps, theTechCrunch 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, witha ...
06:18 am GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
Techcrunch Controversial former Uber exec Emil Michael has registered plans for a $250 million SPAC
SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, are all the rage right now, and people are emerging from all corners to raise them. Among the latest entrants — and someone who might be of inter...
06:18 am GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
Techcrunch Controversial former Uber exec Emil Michael has registered plans for a $250M SPAC
SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, are all the rage right now, and people are emerging from all corners to raise them. Among the latest entrants — and someone who might be of inter...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, October 3, 2020
Techcrunch Google research lets sign language switch active speaker in video calls
An aspect of video calls that many of us take for granted is the way they can switch between feeds to highlight whoever’s speaking. Great if speaking is how you communicate. Silent speech like ...
11:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch The next big tech hearing is scheduled for October 28
A day after the Senate Commerce Committee moved forward with plans to subpoena the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google, it looks like some of the most powerful leaders in tech will testify willingly....
11:35 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter will make users remove tweets hoping Trump dies of COVID-19
President Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 result has made Twitter a busy place in the past 24 hours, including some tweets that have publicly wished some subtly and others more directly that ...
10:36 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch 2 Kindred Capital partners discuss the firms focus and equitable venture model
Kindred Capital, the London-based VC that backs early-stage founders in Europe and Israel, recently closed its second seed fund at 81 million. Out if its first fund raised in 2018, the firm has backed...
10:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Twitter confronts image-cropping concerns
Twitter addresses questions of bias in its image-cropping algorithms, we take a look at Mario Kart Live and the stock market takes a hit after President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. This is your ...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Index Ventures Nina Achadjian and Sarah Cannon: Theres basically an infinite bid for growth-stage startups
The venture world is swimming in capital these days, and the flood doesnt appear to be abating. Thats changing the game for venture capitalists and their firms, which transformed from solo practitione...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter is building Birdwatch, a system to fight misinformation by adding more context to tweets
Twitter is developing a new product called “Birdwatch,” which the company confirms is an attempt at addressing misinformation across its platform by providing more context for tweets, in t...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Google wakes up from its VR daydream
Daydream, Google’s mobile-focused virtual reality platform, is losing official support from Google, Android Police reports. The company confirmed that it will no longer be updating the Daydream ...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch A security flaw in Grindr let anyone easily hijack user accounts
Grindr, one of the world’s largest dating and social networking apps for gay, bi, trans, and queer people, has fixed a security vulnerability that allowed anyone to hijack and take control of an...
08:20 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Uber sells $500M stake in its freight business as the ride-hailing giant works to conserve cash
One year ago, Uber’s business model could be categorized as an “all of the above approach,” a strategy to generate revenue from all forms of transportation, including ride-hailing, m...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Human Capital: Coinbase and Clubhouse aside, Ethels Club founder wants to take us Somewhere Good
Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly digest about diversity, inclusion and the human labor that powers tech. This week, we’re looking at a number of topics because a lot went down. Coinbase C...
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Singapores GIC to invest $752 million in Reliance Retail
GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, will invest $752 million in Mukesh Ambanis Reliance Retail, the Indian firm said Saturday midnight. The Government of Singapore Investment Corp is the fif...
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Singapores GIC and TPG to invest over $1 billion in Reliance Retail
GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, will invest $752 million in Mukesh Ambanis Reliance Retail, and TPG will invest $250 million inthe Indian firm, they all said Saturday midnight (local tim...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Which neobanks will rise or fall?
Neobanks have created a new tech stack, completely changing the services, products and speed at which they are delivered, and creating more fluidity in payments and currencies....
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Plaid improves its account linking flow
Plaid, the company building a universal banking API that lets you connect an app or service with a bank account, has updated Plaid Link. Plaid Link is the interface you see when you add your bank acco...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Writer pens a $5M seed round for its AI style guide that flags bias and tone
Anyone who writes online or in a word processor has likely gotten used to the inevitable squiggly line denoting a misspelled word or clumsy phrase. But what if you use a word that’s loaded, a ph...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Propy, a blockchain-verified platform for selling houses, raises funding from Tim Draper
For several years, blockchain technology has been touted as a way to verify the sale of property. Any kind of property. And so entrepreneurs busily began the process of trying to create a startup that...
05:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Coinbase lets you withdraw funds to your debit card
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is adding a new way to withdraw funds from your Coinbase account. If youve added a compatible debit card to your account, you can transfer USD, EUR or GBP to your bank...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Kaleidos Unscreen is dead simple drag-and-drop background removal for video
Removing the background of a video you’ve shot can be a real pain if you don’t have the kind of tools and setup used by professionals and even then it isn’t as easy as it should be....
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force live
SpaceX is set to launch a GPS-III satellite for the U.S. Space Force using a Falcon 9 rocket, with a target launch time of 9:43 PM EDT (6:43 PM PDT). That opens a 15-minute launch window, and so far w...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the US Space Force live
SpaceX is set to launch a GPS-III satellite for the U.S. Space Force using a Falcon 9 rocket, with a target launch time of 9:43 PM EDT (6:43 PM PDT). That opens a 15-minute launch window, and so far w...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch With $2.7M in fresh funding, Sora hopes to bring virtual high school to the mainstream
Long before the coronavirus, Sora, a startup run by a team of Atlanta entrepreneurs, was toying with the idea of live, virtual high school. The program would focus on student autonomy and organize its...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Announcing the TC Pitch-Off: Mobility startups
For the past two years, TechCrunch has brought together the best and brightest minds in mobility at for our TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility event. This year, we are adding a little extra twist. On Octob...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Bolt Threads partners with Adidas, owners of Balenciaga and Gucci, and Stella McCartney on mushroom leather
Bolt Threads has brought together some new and existing partners including Stella McCartney, Kering (the fashion house behind brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta), Lulu...
02:48 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Tesla delivers 139,300 vehicles in Q3, beating expectations
Tesla delivered 139,300 vehicles in the third quarter, slightly above Wall Street’s expectations and a notable improvement from last quarter as well as the same period a year ago. Tesla’s ...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Asanas strong direct listing lights alternative path to public market for SaaS startups
This week’s pair of direct listings from Asana and Palantir were historic moments for each firm, but they also served as public business experiments. For Palantir, the event tested how far corpo...
01:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Elon Musk says an update for its Starship spacecraft development program is coming in 3 weeks
SpaceX will provide an update about what’s happening with their Starship spacecraft in roughly three weeks, according to CEO and founder Elon Musk. Starship is a next-generation, fully reusable ...
01:04 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Air quality monitoring service Airly raises $2 million as fires, pollution force consumers to take note
As smoke from fires chokes the skies Western U.S. and pollution chokes much of the world, air quality has become yet another issue for civilization to address. Industrialization and natural disasters ...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Indianapolis-based Malomo raises $2.8 million to turn order tracking into a branded customer experience
Yaw Aning, named Malomo, the service he launched for small businesses to turn their order-tracking services into branded customer experiences, as a tribute to his mother, who was a small business owne...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Zynga completes its acquisition of hyper-casual game maker Rollic
Zynga announced in August that it would be acquiring Istanbul-based Rollic, developer and publisher of hyper-casual gaming hits like Go Knots 3D and Tangle Master 3D. Today, it says the deal has close...
12:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch American stocks drop in wake of Presidents COVID-19 diagnosis
American stocks are selling in the wake of President Trump, and members of his family and a key staff member, testing positive for COVID-19. The news, which came overnight, is weighing heavily on all ...
10:32 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter may let users choose how to crop image previews after bias scrutiny
In an interesting development in the wake of a bias controversy over its cropping algorithmTwitter has said it’s considering giving users decision making power over how tweet previews look, sayi...
08:15 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Paired picks up $1M funding and launches its relationship app for couples
Paired, a new app for couples, is launching today and disclosing $1 million in funding. Backing the startup, which wants to support “happier and healthier” relationships, is Taavet Hinriku...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Blossom Capital appoints Carmen Alfonso Rico as its newest partner
Blossom Capital, the early-stage venture capital firm founded by Ophelia Brown, has recruited its latest partner: Carmen Alfonso Rico has joined from Samaipata VC, where she led the U.K. office. Befor...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, October 2, 2020
Techcrunch Nintendos new RC Mario Kart looks terrific
In a year, Nintendo would have demoed, in person, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. The company would have invited select members of the press into some rented event space and let us experience the game ...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch A PC gaming site had to ban political troll mods for games, because nowhere is safe
NexusMods, a large platform and gathering place for modding PC games, has banned all content relating to the U.S. elections following a flood of troll content, saying “we’ve decided to wip...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Spains startup ecosystem: 9 investors on remote work, green shoots and 2020 trends
As reported in the first half of our Spain-focused VC survey, the nation’sstartup ecosystem continues to grow and is keeping pace with ecosystems in more developed European countries such as U.K...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Digital vote-by-mail applications in most states are inaccessible to people with disabilities
The 2020 election is without a doubt going to be the biggest one in history for voting by mail, but people with disabilities may find it rather difficult to apply for their ballot, since according to ...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Google commits $1B to pay publishers
Google is paying a lot of money for its news licensing program, Microsoft announces an affordable laptop and Facebook says it won’t accept ads casting doubts on the election. This is your Daily ...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Theres a way to pick the absolute best images for your content: Apply AI
Is there a data-driven or even better, an AI-driven process for gaining deeper insight into which images are more likely to engage users?...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook sues two companies engaged in data scraping operations
Facebook today says it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against two companies that had engaged in an international “data scraping” operation. The operation extended across Facebook properti...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Section 230 will be on the chopping block at the next big tech hearing
It looks like we’re in for another big tech CEO hearing. The Senate Commerce Committee voted Thursday to move forward with subpoenas for Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zucker...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch What if the kernel is corrupt?
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs VC-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, Alex is on a much deserved vacation (but not from Twitte...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Oracles TikTok and Zoom deals wont move cloud market share needle significantly
While the overall cloud infrastructure market is booming having reached $30 billion last quarter worldwide, Oracle is struggling with market share in the low single digits. It is hoping that the Zoom ...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Latin Americas digital transformation is making up for lost time
If we look beyond the data at the bigger picture instead of searching for mythical creatures, the promise of digitalization in Latin America is clear....
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook wont accept ads that delegitimize U.S. election results
Following a particularly dark and vivid display of the threats to the 2020 U.S. election during Tuesday’s first presidential debate, Facebook has further clarified its new rules around election-...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook wont accept ads that delegitimize US election results
Following a particularly dark and vivid display of the threats to the 2020 U.S. election during Tuesday’s first presidential debate, Facebook has further clarified its new rules around election-...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Last chance to demo at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 package sales end tomorrow
Opportunity alert! Were just five short days away from TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, a two-day event focused on building the future of transportation. Thousands of attendees from around the world will b...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Working for social justice isnt a distraction for mission-focused companies
People do their best work and form championship teams when they feel good about supporting their teammates and colleagues, not when they remain silent on their behalf....
05:12 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Google Maps gets improved Live View AR directions
Google today announced a few updates to Live View, the augmented reality walking directions in its Google Maps app that officially launched last year. Live View uses your phone’s camera and GPS ...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Bullpen Capital raises $130 million more to fund the far afield and misunderstood
Bullpen Capital, a now 10-year-old, venture fund in San Francisco that focuses on what it calls post-seed investing — it backs startups that have already raised up to $5 million and “aren&...
04:42 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Ethels Club founder is launching Somewhere Good, a social platform that centers people of color
Naj Austin, founder and CEO of subscription-based physical and digital community Ethel’s Club, is building Somewhere Good to be a one-stop shop for people of color. Beyond being a place for peop...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch IonQclaims it has built the most powerful quantum computer yet
Trapped-ion quantum computing startup IonQ today announced the launch of its latest quantum computer, which features what IonQ calls 32 perfect qubits with low gate errors. Using IBMs preferred quantu...
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Teenage Engineerings OB-4 magic radio is a weird and beautiful wireless speaker
I’ve found a new object of desire which, once acquired, I would probably never use. It’s this OB-4 “magic radio” from Teenage Engineering, a design group that creates tech with...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook Groups to gain suite of new tools for managing discussions, surfacing public content
Facebook is introducing a suite of new features for Facebook Groups, the private social networking product now used by over 1.8 billion people every month. At the company’s digitally hosted Face...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Ro makes the weight loss product Plenity commercially available to everyone in the U.S.
In what could be the first step in the development of a significant new line of business for the telemedicine prescription provider Ro, the company is finally announcing the general commercial availab...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Ro makes the weight loss product Plenity commercially available to everyone in the US
In what could be the first step in the development of a significant new line of business for the telemedicine prescription provider Ro, the company is finally announcing the general commercial availab...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Pixie Labs raises $9.15M Series A round for its Kubernetes observability platform
Pixie, a startup that provides developers with tools to get observability into their Kubernetes-native applications, today announced that it has raised a $9.15 million Series A round led by Benchmark,...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch With $18M in new funding, Braintrust says its creating a fairer model for freelancers
Braintrust, a network for freelance technical and design talent that launched over the summer, is announcing that it has raised $18 million in new funding. Co-founder and CEO Adam Jackson has written ...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch The Spectrum Equity-backed video education platform Kajabi has already hit $60 million in ARR
Kajabi may not be an American household name, but users of the web hosting and video tech platform are now being seen in a lot of American households. The company, initially bootstrapped and profitabl...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Google takes aim at beauty filters with design changes coming to Pixel phones
Google is taking aim at photo face filters and other “beautifying” techniques that mental health experts believe can warp a person’s self-confidence, particularly when they’re ...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Hear how Porsche is preparing for the electric future at TC Sessions: Mobility
Detlev von Platen is a car guy, and in this age of new mobility, that’s important. Platen has been at Porsche for over 30 years and is currently on Porsche’s executive board as the sales a...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Google now has three mid-range Pixel phones
The Pixel has always been a mixed bag. The first-generation product was announced roughly this time four years ago, with Google finally offering a full-throated entry into the smartphone space after y...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft enhances customer data platform as pandemic drives need for personalization
When Microsoft introduced its customer data platform last February the focus was on simply connecting silos of data to help customers get the data into the system, but as the pandemic has taken hold t...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Twitter confirms some service flakiness today now fixed
Twitter users around the world have reported some short partial outages today, with the platform not displaying certain tweets or not able to retrieve any at all. TC’s own geographically distrib...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch News apps in the US and China use algorithms to drive engagement, discovery
Algorithms are reshaping many parts of our lives, including how news gets to us. Around the world, entrepreneurs make use of algorithms to program their ideal news apps, and while they normally agree ...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch SAP continues to build out customer experience business with Emarsys acquisition
SAP seemed to be all in on customer experience when it acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion in 2018. It continued on that journey today when it announced it was acquiring Austrian cloud marketing company...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Macrometa, an edge computing service for app developers, lands $7M seed round led by DNX
As people continue to work and study from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in edge computing has increased. Macrometa, a Palo Alto-based that provides edge computing infrastructure for ...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Motif Foodworks preps commercial production for its first ingredient, improving the flavor of beef substitutes
Motif Foodworks, the Ginkgo Bioworks spinout focused on developing new plant-based flavorings and food ingredients, is readying commercial scale production of its first product an ingredient to improv...
01:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Cisco acquires PortShift to raise its game in DevOps and Kubernetes security
Cisco is making another acquisition to expand its reach in security solutions, this time specifically targeting DevOps and the world of container management. It is acquiring PortShift, an Israeli star...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Altinity grabs $4M seed to build cloud version of ClickHouse open source data warehouse
Earlier this month, cloud data warehouse Snowflake turned heads when it debuted on the stock market. Today, Altinity, the commercial company behind the open source ClickHouse data warehouse announced ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft adds the $549 Laptop Go to its growing Surface lineup
Microsoft just added a couple of key additions to its ever-growing lineup of Surface devices. There are a bunch of new accessories and an update to the Surface Pro X, which you can read about here. Th...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Microsoft updates its Arm-based Surface Pro X tablet with a faster CPU
Microsoft today announced the second generation of its Arm-based Surface Pro X tablet. The first generation of the Pro X launched last October and since then, Microsoft worked with Qualcomm to design ...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Imperva to acquire database security startup jSonar
Cybersecurity giant Imperva will acquire jSonar, a database security startup that recently landed $50 million from Goldman Sachs. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The acquisition o...
12:38 pm GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Combining machine learning tools for medical imaging with genetic sequencing nets Sophia Genetics $110M
SOPHiA GENETICS, the shoutily and poorly capitalized named startup that’s combining machine learning tools for medical imaging and genetic sequencing to come up with a more holistic view of dise...
11:45 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Jsto adds another $5 million in funding to build its online, delivery-only grocery store for Latin America
As it begins expanding beyond its home base in Mexico City, the on-demand, online only grocery store Jsto has added another $5 million in early stage funding. The new money came from Bimbo Ventures, t...
10:44 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Google to pay out $1B to publishers to license content for new Google News Showcase
Google has long had a frenemy position with regards to the world of news: it can direct a lot of traffic to online publishers, but that’s only if people bother to click on links after getting th...
07:51 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Cazoo, the UK used car sales portal, raises another $311M, now valued at over $2B
A lot of people are opting to use cars instead of taking public transportation in the UK at the moment, as a way of ensuring more social distancing, and today one of the startups that’s built a ...
07:51 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Cazoo, the UK used car sales platform, raises another $311M, now valued at over $2.5B
A lot of people are opting to use cars instead of taking public transportation in the UK at the moment, as a way of ensuring more social distancing, and today one of the startups that’s built a ...
06:53 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Frances Sendinblue, an all-in-one digital marketing platform, raises $160M
As more companies and brands put the internet at the core of how they run their businesses these days, it’s giving a strong push to the growth of startups that are building tools to help them. I...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch eFounders unveils its next batch of enterprise SaaS startups
Since 2011, European startup studio eFounders has launched 27 companies with a focus on software-as-a-service companies trying to improve the way we work. Some of them have been quite successful, such...
05:06 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Allbirds CEO Joey Zwillinger on the startups $100 million round, profitability, and SPAC mania
As people spend less time out in the world and more time daydreaming about when a vaccine will arrive, lifestyle shoes are only gaining traction. One obvious beneficiary is Allbirds, the San Francisco...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Indian startups explore forming an alliance and alternative app store to fight Googles monopoly
Google, which reaches more internet users than any other firm in India and commands 99% of the nations smartphone market, has stumbled upon an odd challenge in the worlds second largest internet marke...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, October 1, 2020
Techcrunch Indian startups explore alliance and alternative app store to fight Googles monopoly
Google, which reaches more internet users than any other firm in India and commands 99% of the nations smartphone market, has stumbled upon an odd challenge in the worlds second-largest internet marke...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Lots of happy people as Palantir and Asana spike on first day of trading
The markets are closed and the verdicts are in: investors liked what they saw in Palantir and Asana . The two companies, which debuted this morning in dual (and duel) direct listings, continued to pro...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Dustin Moskovitz discusses Asanas first trading day
Its a big day for Asana, the work management tool that debuted on the NYSE this morning in a direct listing. Founded back in 2009 by Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, the company has assiduously...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Everything Google announced at todays hardware event
This year, Google’s annual hardware event consisted of a brisk 30 minutes of pre-recorded promotional videos, but the company managed to pack a number of new product announcements into that time...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Everything Google announced at its hardware event
This year, Google’s annual hardware event consisted of a brisk 30 minutes of pre-recorded promotional videos, but the company managed to pack a number of new product announcements into that time...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch How 3 remote-friendly tech companies plan to return to the office
Six months ago, millions of workers left their offices for the last time without realizing it. Many would be laid off because of the pandemic, but for those fortunate to keep their jobs, some of their...
07:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Investors give Baltimores Facet Wealth $25 million to sell businesses on financial planning as a benefit
Yesterday, Baltimore-based fintech company Facet Wealth said it raised $25 million in financing as it readies a new business line pitching financial planning as an employment benefit to businesses loo...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch A new Google Assistant feature, Hold for Me, waits on hold so you dont have to
Google has been pushing forward the capabilities of what a smartphone can do when it comes to one of the device’s most basic — if these days, often overlooked — features: phone calls...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch AOC flagged material risks to Palantir investors in letter to SEC
In a newly released letter, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued words of warning to the SEC over Palantir’s efforts to take the company public, cautioning the regulatory body over deta...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Pixel 5 and 4a 5g get the same, improved cameras with rear ultrawide lens, Night Sight portraits and more
Google made its newest smartphones official today, unveiling the much-leaked Pixel 4a 5g and Pixel 5. Both smartphones will get the same, improved cameras, despite a $200 price different between the m...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Google unveils the $99 Nest Audio smart speaker
Four years after the introduction of the Google Home smart speaker, Google showcased its successor to the company’s mid-range smart speaker. In keeping with the broader rebranding of the company...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Google launches the $499 Pixel 4a 5G
As expected, Google today officially launched the 5G version of its Pixel 4a phone at its annual hardware event. Given all the previous leaks, there were no real surprises left and Google had already ...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Googles Pixel 5 gets reverse wireless charging and 5G for $699
Here it is, the centerpiece of this mornings confusing-titled Launch Night In. The Pixel 5 is Googles latest mobile flagship. Launching months after the budget-minded Pixel 4a (and same day as the Pix...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch The new Chromecast adds a remote and the new Google TV interface for $49
Its been a while since Google gave its Chromecast line a proper bit of love perhaps not surprising for a fairly mature device now marking its seventh year. At todays big Launch Night In event, howeve...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch The new Google TV brings streaming apps, live TV and search into a single interface
Not to be confused with the smart TV platform of the same name (2010-2014, RIP) or the Android TV platform it’s built on top of, Google has just taken the wraps off the new Google TV. The name r...
06:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Golden raises $14.5M to build a wiki-style database of tech knowledge
Golden is announcing that it has raised $14.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by previous investor Andreessen Horowitz, with the firm’s co-founder Marc Andreessen joining the star...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch The roadmap to startup consolidation in Southeast Asia is becoming clearer
While Southeast Asias startup ecosystems are still young compared to those in China or India, it has matured over the last five years. Unicorns like Grab, Gojek and Garena are continuing to grow, and ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Following Apples Sidecar launch, Astropad announces Luna Display for Windows
In June, Luna Display creator Astropad wrote a blog post titled, Why Getting Sherlocked by Apple Was a Blessing in Disguise. It arrived on the one-year anniversary of Apples launch of Sidecar for macO...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Aurora Labs ramps self-healing software with $23M from LG Technology Ventures, Porsche SE, Toyota Tsusho
The automotive market is grappling with increasingly complex software systems, and in turn greater risks of glitches that can cause costly and unsafe disruptions and damage an automaker’s credib...
05:36 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch The Real Facebook Oversight Board launches to counter Facebooks Oversight Board
Today a group of academics, researchers and civil rights leaders go live on with The Real Facebook Oversight Board which is designed to criticize and discuss the role of the platform in the upcoming U...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Asana up 37% and Palantir up 50% as both direct listings hit the public markets
Two direct listings in one day. Lots to talk about. Asana started trading just a bit after noon Eastern today, quickly zooming to roughly about $29 a share in early trading this afternoon. Meanwhile, ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Twilio launches an app for frontline workers, a free 1:1 video toolkit and a new IoT platform
Twilio is hosting its annual Signal conference today and as usual, the company is using the event to launch a host of new products and features. For the most part, especially if you’re a web or ...
04:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: Will October 2020 Visa Bulletin changes expedite my immigration case?
Ive been waiting for years for my green card. Is there any way to expedite my case? What does the October shift in Visa Bulletin priority dates mean for me?...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Online garden shop Bloomscape raises $15M Series B, acquires plant care app Vera
If you thought to invest in more plants or started growing a small garden during 2020’s coronavirus lockdowns, you weren’t alone. According to Bloomscape, a company that ships live plants ...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Dfinitys valuation soars to $9.5Bn after revealing its governance system and token economics
Weve been tracking one of the few genuinely interesting stories to come out of the blockchain world, ever since Dfinity raised $102M from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital for a decentralised ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Twitch launches a rights-cleared music catalog for streamers, Soundtrack by Twitch
Twitch today is introducing a new tool, Soundtrack by Twitch, that will allows it creators to add licensed music within their streams. The feature, which has been in development over the past year, is...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Applicants say a DC Bar website bug exposed their personal data and background checks
Lawyers applying for a license to practice law in Washington, D.C., say a security lapse by the bar association exposed their application files, including their government-issued IDs and background ch...
03:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch See whats new from Chargepoint, Wejo, Waymo and Planet M at TechCrunchs mobility event next week
Were in the final run up to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on October 6-7, and the great stuff just keeps on coming. Weve stacked the two-day agenda with plenty of programming to keep you engaged, informe...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Brands building for scale should look to hypercultural Latinx consumers
Hypercultural Latinx consumers are different from their mostly white counterparts in the way they vigorously engage with technology, their obsession with being online at all times and their unique sho...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Vista-owned backup and recovery company Datto files to go public
When Vista Equity Partners acquired backup and disaster recovery firm Datto in 2017, it was easy to think that was the end of the company’s story. It would be comfortably absorbed into the priva...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Europe eyeing limits on how big tech can use data and bundle apps reports
European lawmakers are considering new rules for Internet giants that could include forcing them to share data with smaller rivals and/or put narrow limits on how they can use data in a bid to level t...
01:31 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Homer nabs $50M from Lego, Sesame Workshop and Gymboree for its early learning apps
For better or worse, tablets and smartphones have become a cornerstone of how many smaller children pass the time. Today, a company that builds literacy and other educational apps to help make that ti...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Coralogix lands $25M Series B to rethink log analysis and monitoring
Logging and monitoring tends to be an expensive endeavor because of the sheer amount of data involved. Companies are therefore forced to pick and choose what they monitor, limiting what they can see. ...
01:06 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Prosus Ventures leads $13 million investment in Pakistans ride-hailing giant Bykea
Bykea, which leads the ride-hailing market in Pakistan, has raised $13 million in a new financing round as the five-year-old startup looks to deepen its penetration in the South Asian country and beco...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Element acquires Gitter to get more developers on board with the open Matrix messaging protocol
Some interesting news for lovers of open, decentralized communications tech: Element, the company behind the eponymous Matrix -based Slack competitor (formerly known as Riot) has acquired developer-fo...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Juno Bio launches a vaginal microbiome test kit targeting the womens health data gap
Entrepreneur First -backed Juno Bio has launched a home test kit for women wanting to get a better understanding of their vaginal microbiome while also contributing data to further research into women...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Gusto is expanding from payroll into a full suite financial wellness platform
When we caught up with Gusto last year, the small business payroll startup had just raised $200 million and was launching a new office in New York City. Over the past few years though, Gusto has also ...
12:10 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch After breach, Twitter hires a new cybersecurity chief
Following a high-profile breach in July, Twitter has hired Rinki Sethi as its new chief information security officer. Sethi most recently served as chief information security officer at cloud data man...
12:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch VTEX raises $225M at a $1.7B valuation for e-commerce solutions aimed at retailers and brands
Retailers and consumer brands are focused more than ever in their histories on using e-commerce channels to connect with customers: the global health pandemic has disrupted much of their traditional b...
11:59 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Facebook introduces cross-app communication between Messenger and Instagram, plus other features
Facebook announced today it will begin rolling out new functionality that will allow Instagram and Messenger users to communicate across apps, in addition to bringing a host of Messenger -inspired fea...
11:49 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Silverlake adds a $2 billion longterm hedge fund backed by Abu Dhabi to its tech finance toolkit
Silver Lake Partners, the multi-billion dollar tech-focused investment firm, is adding a longterm hedge fund backed by Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund, Mubadala, to its array of investment veh...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Watch Googles Pixel 5 event live right here
Google is holding an event to unveil its new phone, the Google Pixel 5. It is going to be a virtual event, and you can steam it live. The event starts at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. in New York, 7 p.m. in Lon...
11:28 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Memo Bank details its offering for its business bank accounts
French startup Memo Bank has unveiled three different plans for its new customers. The company is building a business bank for small and medium companies that generate between 2 million and 50 million...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Hailo challenges Intel and Google with its new AI modules for edge devices
Hailo, a Tel Aviv-based startup best known for its high-performance AI chips, today announced the launch of its M.2 and Mini PCIe high-AI acceleration modules. Based around its Hailo-8 chip, these new...
10:34 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get EA Play on November 10th
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers would be able to access EA Play for no additional cost. The company shared more details about the rollout. Console play...
09:55 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Apple removes two RSS feed readers from China App Store
It looks like Apple is scouring its Chinese App Store for any remaining services that may not sit well with Chinese censors. Two RSS reader apps, Reeder and Fiery Feeds, said this week that their iOS ...
09:51 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Apple to release new emojis with iOS 14.2
While the current version of iOS is iOS 14.0.1, Apple is already testing iOS 14.2. The company released an early beta version of the update yesterday, and it includes a new set of emojis, as Emojipedi...
09:31 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Lee Fixels Addition leads $35 million investment in Indias Inshorts
Inshorts, which operates a popular news aggregator app in India, has raised $35 million in a new financing round led by Lee Fixels Addition as the Indian startup looks to scale its adjacent, social ne...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Emjoy picks up $3M to get more women tuned into sexual self-care
Barcelona-based Emjoy, an audio app for women that sells a narrative of sexual self-care and empowerment, has picked up $3 million in seed funding led by JME Ventures, with existing investor Nauta Cap...
08:52 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch October closes $300 million in new funds for its SME lending marketplace
French fintech startup October has raised some fresh capital to invest in small and medium companies on its lending platform. Overall, the company has gathered $300 million (258 million) from various ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Baidus smart voice unit to raise independent round on $2.9B valuation
Baidu, China’s dominant search service and a leader in artificial intelligence research, is further diversifying into the smart voice space as its smart living group is poised to raise an indepe...
07:02 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Papaya Global raises $40M for a payroll and HR platform aimed at global workforces
Workforces are getting more global, and people who work day in, day out for organizations don’t always sit day in, day out in a single office, in a single country, to get a job done. Today, one ...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch Salesforce creates for profit platform to help governments distribute COVID vaccine when its ready
For more than 20 years, Salesforce has been selling cloud business software, but it has also used the same platform to build ways to track other elements besides sales, marketing and service informati...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch TravelPerk launches an open API platform to extend its work trip SaaS
Business travel SaaS startup,TravelPerk, has launched an open API-based platform — letting its customers and partners buildcustom integration and apps. The initial APIs covers HR and expense man...
06:25 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch The joke is on consumers as Liquid Death raises $23 million more
In what began as a kind of funny, savvy marketing stunt that has since gained traction, a nearly three-year-old, Santa Monica-based startup that sells water from the Austrian Alps under the brand Liqu...
04:50 am GMT - Wed, September 30, 2020
Techcrunch E-scooter startup Neuron Mobility adds $12M to its Series A for expansion in Australia and New Zealand
Neuron Mobility, a Singapore-based e-scooter rental startup, announced today that it has added $12 million to its Series A. Led by Square Peg, an Australian venture capital firm and GSR Ventures, this...