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"23.03.2017 16:47:40" social.techcrunch.com Hulu's trailer for The Handmaid's Tale is appropriately chilling Hulu's original series The Handmaid's Tale, which debuts on April 26, is based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, which is a work of fiction. Try to keep that in mind as you listen to the opening lines of narration in this first full-length trailer, which Hulu's trailer for The Handmaid's Tale shouldn't start off sounding like a documentary, and yet.
"23.03.2017 16:36:02" social.techcrunch.com Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam. Users can now.. Reactions come to Messenger
"23.03.2017 16:33:32" social.techcrunch.com Senate debates permanent rollback of FCC's broadband privacy rules Republican Senators led by Arizona's Jeff Flake proposed a resolution earlier this month that would roll back privacy rules adopted by the FCC last year that.. Are we going to allow broadband companies to determine how much privacy people are entitled to?
"23.03.2017 16:29:28" social.techcrunch.com Amazon to acquire Souq, a Middle East clone once valued at $1B, for $650M Amazon continues its march across the globe, and one of its newest targets is the Middle East. According to multiple reports that we have confirmed with our.. Amazon continues its march across the globe
"23.03.2017 16:21:31" social.techcrunch.com WikiLeaks releases new CIA documents describing Mac exploits WikiLeaks just shared a few new documents as part of the CIA Vault 7 data dump. These documents describe hacking methods used by the agency to access Apple devices and upload data. Most of today's exploits are related to the Mac platform. Sonic A look at the CIA's old hacking techniques to hack your Mac
"23.03.2017 16:14:22" social.techcrunch.com No sweat, Hoop Maps makes finding a game of pickup basketball as easy as a tap Pickup basketball can be difficult to just stumble upon if you want to play. It also can be difficult to get a game going out of the blue. "We wanted to play.. An app to help you find pickup basketball games
"23.03.2017 16:04:13" social.techcrunch.com Facebook introduces a new ad format — product-focused 'collections' Facebook is introducing a new ad format that should help retailers showcase their products. The last big addition to Facebook's ad lineup came last year,.. Get ready to see more product ads on Facebook
"23.03.2017 15:44:48" social.techcrunch.com Jaguar Land Rover now offers unlimited in-car data for $20 per month Following Chevrolet's lead, Jaguar Land Rover is the latest carmaker to offer an unlimited in-car data plan in the U.S. The AT&T prepaid data plan will coast $20 per month, and will be an option for any Jaguar and Land Rover cars with InControl Wi-Fi as Jaguar Land Rover joins the ranks of automakers offering unlimited in-car data plans.
"23.03.2017 15:35:35" social.techcrunch.com Amazon delays its entry into Southeast Asia Amazon has postponed its much-anticipated entry into Southeast Asia. The company initially planned to launch local e-commerce services in Singapore during the.. Amazon is gearing up to launch in Australia first
"23.03.2017 15:08:23" social.techcrunch.com AT&T and Verizon join advertising boycott against Google over offensive YouTube videos The two telecommunication conglomerates issued statements on Wednesday that they will stop advertising on YouTube and Google's display network until they are reassured that their ads won't play ahead of videos with objectionable content. According to AT&T and Verizon are the latest companies to pull advertising from Google's display network
"23.03.2017 15:03:31" social.techcrunch.com Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam. Users can now.. Now Facebook is copying iMessage
"23.03.2017 15:01:51" social.techcrunch.com Zently provides a better way for renters to connect with their landlords A startup called Zently hopes to improve the process of renting a home or apartment by making it easier for renters to split bills, pay for their rent and.. Zently brings some technology to renters and landlords
"23.03.2017 14:40:56" social.techcrunch.com Instagram begins blurring some sensitive content, opens two-factor to all Instagram is already doing a lot to spot and censor posts that violate its community guidelines, like outright porn, but now it's also taking steps to block out potentially sensitive material that might not technically run afoul of its rules. The social Instagram adds a new kind of filter: It will start blurring content users might find offensive.
"23.03.2017 13:15:53" social.techcrunch.com Walmart's Vudu app now converts your physical movies to digital for $2 per film Want to build a movie library without having to re-purchase all the DVDs and Blu-rays you already purchased? Walmart's streaming video service Vudu has you covered, with a new feature available via its iPhone and Android mobile apps. The new Build your own personal Netflix from your existing movie collection for $2 per DVD or Blu-ray.
"23.03.2017 13:01:19" social.techcrunch.com Clarity Money raises another $11 million to help users improve their financial health Founded by serial entrepreneur Adam Dell, Clarity Money makes a personal finance app that aims to help users lower their monthly bills and improve their.. Clarity Money has raised some venture funding
"23.03.2017 12:51:24" social.techcrunch.com The Casio Edifice EQB501 takes a licking, connects to your cellphone Casio makes beefy watches for not-always-beefy people. Their latest, the Edifice EQB-501 is an interesting amalgam of form, function, and high tech features.. Form, function, and high tech features
"23.03.2017 09:50:26" social.techcrunch.com The Art of the Pitch Vitaly M. Golomb leads global investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley's original startup and is the author of.. A great pitch is useful in so many walks of business
"23.03.2017 09:30:01" social.techcrunch.com Technology, happiness on demand and the absurd human condition Almost everything seems like it's on demand, delivered with the push of a button. And yet, the U.S. is only the 15th happiest country. What's more, that.. New evidence suggests people would prefer job satisfaction over a higher salary, as long as basic needs are met
"23.03.2017 09:00:57" social.techcrunch.com Drivemode raises $6.5M from auto supplier Panasonic for smartphone car tech If you're an Android device owner and also a driver, you may already be familiar with Drivemode: It's one of the most popular apps for use in cars on Google Play, with over one million app downloads and active users spread across 180 countries. The app is In-car Android app Drivemode just raised $6.5M from Panasonic to help it integrate with more in-dash receivers.
"23.03.2017 07:40:27" social.techcrunch.com Geeks on a Plane Africa kicks off as 500 Startups eyes tech for the continent and beyond 500 Startups' frontier and emerging markets travel series ― Geeks on a Plane ― kicks off its first Africa tour this week. The 12-day trip will make.. Notable tech names Netflix, eBay, Uber and IBM expanded on the continent last year
"23.03.2017 07:26:26" social.techcrunch.com Understanding the airline laptop ban
"23.03.2017 05:51:38" social.techcrunch.com Causes of the global water crisis and 12 companies trying to solve it It's World Water Day. Time to wake up and take shorter showers. That is, if we're fortunate enough to have them. Water scarcity and pollution are persistent.. Water-focused startups doing some good
"23.03.2017 05:20:00" Acer S 13 The Acer S 13 is proof $999 can get you a good ultrabook
"23.03.2017 04:38:20" social.techcrunch.com How to encrypt your Facebook Messages All 1 billion Facebook Messenger users can now encrypt their messages so that governments, hackers, and even Facebook itself can't read them. Facebook.. Messenger threads aren't secret by default
"23.03.2017 03:43:43" social.techcrunch.com Universe, a mobile-only website builder, lets you create pages in 'under a minute' The business of platforms for developing websites and publishing online is a crowded one, with established players like WordPress, Wix, Zoho, Weebly, Duda.. Launching its first app with $3.2 million in funding
"23.03.2017 03:39:25" social.techcrunch.com The top 7 startups from Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1 A Fitbit for cows, USB ports for bionic limbs, and microbatteries were amongst the most promising companies of the 52 that launched at Y Combinator's winter..
"23.03.2017 02:25:31" social.techcrunch.com Plug and Play launches 9 new accelerator programs The Plug and Play network of accelerators and corporate partnerships is launching nine new cohorts in various industry verticals. It's the largest group ever.. Plug and Play will host 175 startups
"23.03.2017 01:59:33" social.techcrunch.com 62 Tips From Y Combinator's Startup Instruction Manual The world's most prestigious startup accelerator Y Combinator published a guide to founding companies called The Startup Playbook. Here are the top tips from..
"23.03.2017 01:30:34" social.techcrunch.com At 50, Dev Bootcamp's Michael Jay Walker quit his day job to learn coding with kids in their twenties Companies are increasingly investing in workforce development to retrain their employees, but if you're in your 50's, it can be intimidating to learn how to.. If you're in your 50's, it can be intimidating to learn how to code with a bunch of 20-year-olds
"23.03.2017 01:02:25" social.techcrunch.com Nine manufacturers set for 2018 Formula E season Formula E announced the nine manufacturers that will race electric cars in seasons five, six, and seven. You may think this is no big whoop, but it is. Here's.. These are the nine manufacturers who have met this standard
"23.03.2017 00:25:26" social.techcrunch.com All 51 startups that debuted at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 2 Over 15,000 founders from 7,200 startups applied to this batch of Y Combinator. It chose just over 100 with founders from 22 countries to go through its..
"23.03.2017 00:01:33" Crunch Report 3/22 Google Maps adds location sharing, Coffee Meets Bagel has a new membership tier and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2neE7je
"22.03.2017 23:43:13" social.techcrunch.com Apple has acquired Workflow, a powerful automation tool for iPad and iPhone Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate.. The tool lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks
"22.03.2017 23:34:54" social.techcrunch.com More organizations and celebrities can now post on Google with Posts on Google Posts on Google started out as an experiment during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It essentially allowed candidates to post Twitter-like status.. Now opening up to more orgs
"22.03.2017 23:05:11" social.techcrunch.com Athens gets a new venture fund Raising money for a venture fund is almost never easy, but it's a whole lot harder in certain places that are struggling economically like Greece... Raising money for a venture fund isn't easy, but it's a whole lot harder in certain places that are struggling economically like Greece
"22.03.2017 22:46:53" Google Maps adds social features Google Maps now lets you share your location with friends http://tcrn.ch/2mRRJ0k
"22.03.2017 22:41:59" social.techcrunch.com Google Duo adds supports for audio-only calls because why not Google's standalone video-calling app Duo is no longer just for video calls. The company announced today it's adding support for audio-only calls - a feature.. Sometimes you don't want to be seen
"22.03.2017 22:19:08" social.techcrunch.com Facebook tests an enhanced local search and discovery feature offering business suggestions Facebook is testing an enhanced local search feature that could see the social network creeping in on Google Maps, Foursquare and Yelp territory, TechCrunch.. An enhanced local search feature
"22.03.2017 21:58:03" social.techcrunch.com Android plans to improve security update speed this year Google has spent the past year working with third party manufacturers and phone carriers to improve its update system for Android, which is often criticized.. Android issued security updates to 735 million devices from over 200 manufacturers in 2016
"22.03.2017 21:36:33" social.techcrunch.com Atlassian starts integrating more of its products with Trello After acquiring Trello earlier this year, Atlassian is now getting to the point where it is bringing more of its services to Trello's lightweight project.. The company launched Trello “power-ups”
"22.03.2017 21:28:48" Line Dock Line Dock can give your MacBook Pro 15+ hours of battery life and all the ports you need
"22.03.2017 21:12:49" social.techcrunch.com Medium launches paid subscriptions Official platform of hot takes Medium has launched its new business model: paid subscriptions, which the company said it would debut sometime this quarter at Upfront Summit back in early February. Medium started the year with some tough times, including Medium now offers a paid membership program, offering exclusive content and a new reading experience.
"22.03.2017 20:58:11" social.techcrunch.com Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is nice, but wait for the inevitable price drop Two years after its last major refresh, Samsung is back with the Galaxy Tab S3. A lot has changed in tablet land in the past two years. Sales have slowed.. Wait for it...
"22.03.2017 20:37:45" social.techcrunch.com Accel leads HotelTonight's $37M Series E Last minute hotel booking app HotelTonight has closed a $37 million Series E round of funding -- having last raised in early 2014. With a valuation pegged at $463M
"22.03.2017 20:33:41" social.techcrunch.com Nintendo blames Switch Joy-Con issue on 'manufacturing variation,' offers fix Nintendo's latest console, the Switch, has been received quite favorably by us and others (having one of the best games ever on it helped) — but one.. A fix for the one recurring complaint
"22.03.2017 20:23:56" social.techcrunch.com LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters LinkedIn -- the social network for professionals that's now a part of Microsoft -- has long been working on ways to get its 465 million users to stay on the.. Personalized news clusters
"22.03.2017 20:11:17" social.techcrunch.com Tencent posts $21.9 billion in annual revenue, its highest growth since 2012 Tencent may be more than a decade old but the Chinese internet giant continues to grow at pace after it posted its most significant jump in annual revenue.. The Chinese internet giant continues to grow
"22.03.2017 19:20:23" social.techcrunch.com Making sense of the laptop ban News broke earlier this week that the U.S. would ban laptops and tablets (and any other electronic device larger than a smartphone) from all U.S.-bound.. Two major storylines are emerging: terrorism and the economics of the airline business
"22.03.2017 19:12:56" social.techcrunch.com Apple's drops AIDS charity branding for its red iPhone in China iPhone enthusiasts the world over were given a new slab of glass to lust over yesterday after Apple unveiled a red version of the iPhone 7 in its latest move..
"22.03.2017 19:12:46" social.techcrunch.com BMW taps Unreal Engine for a mixed reality vehicle development space BMW is combining the best of real and virtual worlds to make the process of creating new car designs as quick and painless as possible. The carmaker has tapped Unreal Engine's rendering capabilities to generate virtual surfaces and objects overtop BMW is using VR and 3D printing to smooth out and globalize its car R&D process.
"22.03.2017 19:12:44" social.techcrunch.com Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop livestreaming Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile livestreaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook's.. Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch
"22.03.2017 19:02:20" social.techcrunch.com Airbnb is doubling down on China Uber may have become the latest in a long line of Western tech firms to have failed in China, but fellow gig economy darling Airbnb is determined to succeed.. Airbnb has a new Chinese name
"22.03.2017 18:56:11" social.techcrunch.com Cloudflare and CREDO are still gagged from talking about national security letters In 2013, the government estimated that it issued approximately 60 of these national security letters per day. But, until last summer, no company was allowed.. The two companies will be arguing against indefinite gag orders in court today
"22.03.2017 18:47:43" social.techcrunch.com Apps as anime characters What would software programs look like if they were people? Artist Reef1600 dreamed up these awesome personifications and let us share them with you. Check.. What would software programs look like if they were people?
"22.03.2017 18:34:54" social.techcrunch.com Zendesk is also partnering with startup megacampus Station F Station F is going to be the world's biggest startup campus. A thousand startups are going to work in this huge building. And Station F wants to partner with the biggest tech companies, such as Zendesk, so that young startups don't even have to pay to be Zendesk will have its own tiny incubator inside the world's biggest startup campus
"22.03.2017 18:28:51" social.techcrunch.com The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1 Today was Y Combinator's 24th Demo Day, where the accelerator shows off its fresh companies to investors. International, AI, and hardware products were the..
"22.03.2017 18:20:18" social.techcrunch.com Baidu's chief scientist, who led its AI research, is leaving the company Chinese internet giant Baidu is losing the head of its data and artificial intelligence (AI) research division. Andrew Ng, the company's chief scientist,.. Ng is recognized as one of the world's authorities on AI
"22.03.2017 17:19:43" social.techcrunch.com The top 8 companies from Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 2 These are the most high-potential startups out of the 51 that presented at Y Combinator Demo Day 2 3D printing factories, machine learning APIs, and electric planes
"22.03.2017 17:00:00" High Res IBM head of design (teaser) IBM head of design wields $100M and 1,300 designers to bring design back to IBM http://tcrn.ch/2o4PbNE
"22.03.2017 16:17:46" social.techcrunch.com Coffee Meets Bagel introduces $35/month premium membership to fight ghosting Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating site that focuses on high-quality, limited matches, has today announced the launch of a premium tier of the service. Thus far,.. Coffee Meets Bagel launches a premium tier
"22.03.2017 15:23:27" social.techcrunch.com Liquidity wants to bring clean water to everyone Liquidity Nanotech is trying to change the world. But for once, the cliché could actually be applicable. The company is launching today onstage at Disrupt NY.. It's World Water Day, so here's a throwback to the Disrupt NY 2015 Startup Battlefield Winner
"22.03.2017 15:19:56" social.techcrunch.com WaterO brings reverse osmosis drinking water to the kitchen table A month before Disrupt, Yu Zhou sent us an email titled, “We want to help solve the Flint water problem.” WaterO's CEO wasn't claiming to have the..
"22.03.2017 15:07:46" TechCrunch Done with Uber? Here are some alternatives http://tcrn.ch/2nbnJOx 3 alternatives to Uber http://tcrn.ch/2nbnJOx
"22.03.2017 14:01:48" social.techcrunch.com Google Maps now lets you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time Google Maps has today launched a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. While that might seem creepy, it's not the first to add this.. Creepy or naw?
"22.03.2017 13:59:20" social.techcrunch.com Adobe's Project Fleek connects marketers and social video influencers Adobe is testing out a new product called Fleek, offering marketers a new way to recruit and manage video influencers for promotional campaigns. Laura.. Adobe's getting into the influencer marketing game
"22.03.2017 13:07:41" social.techcrunch.com Instagram grows to 1M active advertisers, plans to add more data and direct booking Instagram's advertiser base has doubled again. The Facebook-owned photo and video app is announcing that it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers,.. Coming soon: Direct booking on Instagram
"22.03.2017 12:12:48" social.techcrunch.com ANA's new C-3PO jet is fluent in over 6 million forms of communication Fancy paint jobs for airplanes are nothing novel, but few airlines ever really commit to making their jets look unique like Japan's ANA. The air carrier's latest custom is one of its Star Wars series of planes, commemorating everyone's favorite golden ANA's new C-3PO jet commemorates the galaxy's best golden droid.
"22.03.2017 12:01:32" social.techcrunch.com Boom Supersonic raises $33M to build the fastest airplane for passenger flight Boom Supersonic has raised a new $33 million Series A round, which it says is enough to build and fly its first supersonic jet, the XB-1 demonstration and testing craft, which will be a 1/3-scale prototype version of the supersonic airliner it will Boom Supersonic now has all the runway it needs to build its first supersonic jet.
"22.03.2017 07:02:46" social.techcrunch.com Pit.ai puts a financial twist on reinforcement learning to outperform hedge funds Most hedge funds don't make money. This hasn't stopped a growing list of startups from trying their hands at employing machine learning to tip the scales in.. The reality is that most hedge funds don't make money
"22.03.2017 04:34:45" social.techcrunch.com Wanna hack your car? Macchina is a plug-and-vroom solution You can hack your IKEA furniture to be more awesome. You can hack video games to make your fellow gamers hate your guts. And with the help of Macchina -- now.. What could possibly go wrong?
"22.03.2017 04:13:54" social.techcrunch.com The Gladius underwater drone will shoot in 4K as it reaches the briny deep First drones took to the air. Now they take to the sea! The Gladius is basically a remote controlled submarine with a 4K camera that can dive to 100 meters... Drones take the sea
"22.03.2017 03:49:50" social.techcrunch.com Wright Electric launches its commercial electric plane business Gas is the biggest cost for airlines. The easiest way to reduce these costs? Don't use gas at all. That was the pitch from Wright Electric, a startup building.. The easiest way to reduce gas costs? Don't use gas.
"22.03.2017 03:25:01" social.techcrunch.com The Mednet launches its 'Quora for cancer,' an online medical knowledge base A New York City startup called The Mednet today launched a platform that gives physicians a knowledge-sharing tool that's as easy to use as Quora, but.. A knowledge-sharing tool for physicians
"22.03.2017 03:02:41" social.techcrunch.com The Populele is an electric Ukulele that will teach you how to play If music be the food of love then get ready to hit the Old Country Buffet. A wild new startup is about to unleash Populele, an electric Ukulele that will.. The $149 ukulele has surpassed its goal on Indiegogo
"22.03.2017 02:33:32" social.techcrunch.com Uber and Grab are bringing Southeast Asia's taxi on-demand war to Myanmar Southeast Asia's ride-sharing war is spreading to a new frontier after rivals Grab and Uber revealed plans to expand into Myanmar, the country also known as.. A new frontier for the ride-sharing war
"22.03.2017 02:03:35" social.techcrunch.com All 51 startups that debuted at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 2 Over 15,000 founders from 7,200 startups applied to this batch of Y Combinator. It chose just over 100 with founders from 22 countries to go through its.. Netflix for meditation, on-demand pro photographers and more
"22.03.2017 01:51:17" social.techcrunch.com BlackBuck closes $70M to digitize freight and logistics across India BlackBuck, a startup that is digitizing logistics and cross-country freighting in India, has closed out a $70 million Series C round. The startup is digitizing logistics and cross-country freighting in India
"22.03.2017 01:45:39" techcrunch.com All 51 startups that debuted at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 2 Over 15,000 founders from 7,200 startups applied to this batch of Y Combinator. It chose just over 100 with founders from 22 countries to go through its.. Read this to learn where tech is going
"22.03.2017 01:24:46" social.techcrunch.com In New York, data breaches shot up 60% last year On Tuesday, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a summary of the year 2016 in data breaches. Collecting any breach.. 2016 in data breaches
"22.03.2017 00:50:50" social.techcrunch.com LinkedIn steps closer to CRM as it gives Sales Navigator an enterprise boost LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that is now owned by Microsoft, is quietly adding more features to fill out some of its bigger ambitions to.. LinkedIn quietly adds more features
"22.03.2017 00:22:43" social.techcrunch.com Telco Altice to acquire video ad tech player Teads for $308M Another telco is buying an ad tech firm -- today it's been confirmed that video ad player Teads is being acquired by Dutch telecom Altice, which has some 50.. Another telco is buying an ad tech firm
"21.03.2017 23:49:33" social.techcrunch.com Hootsuite acquires Snapchat analytics tool from Naritiv Hootsuite, a platform that helps enterprises and brands manage their presence on social media, has made an acquisition to help those customers track their.. Naritiv is backed with just over $4 million
"21.03.2017 23:27:00" social.techcrunch.com Amazon's Music VP Steve Boom will tell TechCrunch Disrupt how the future sounds Alexa voice control and Prime's subscriber base have suddenly made Amazon a real contender in music alongside Spotify, Apple and YouTube. But what does it.. He will discuss the digital music economy
"21.03.2017 23:16:29" social.techcrunch.com The tablet space isn't doomed Apple and Samsung have refreshed their flagship tablets for the first time since 2014. Much has changed in the space -- mostly for the worse, as overall sales.. Companies are still shipping tens of millions of units a quarter. But until the next revolution comes along, it's time to temper expectations.
"21.03.2017 23:15:34" social.techcrunch.com Kindle for iOS finally gets the “Send to Kindle” feature, challenging Pocket and Instapaper Amazon has quietly rolled out the "Send to Kindle" feature to its Kindle for iOS application that allows you to save articles and documents found on the web.. Save articles and documents to the app
"21.03.2017 23:10:24" Crunch Report 3/21 Apple has a new video editing app called Clips, large electronics are banned on some flights and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2nPOtog
"21.03.2017 22:53:32" social.techcrunch.com Here's how to watch NCAA March Madness in VR Want to watch March Madness in VR? You're in luck. Six games - including the Final Four national semifinals and National Championship game will all be.. The gold tier is $2.99 per game or $7.99 for all six games
"21.03.2017 22:27:36" social.techcrunch.com Wright Electric unveils its commercial electric plane business Gas is the biggest cost for airlines. The easiest way to reduce these costs? Don't use gas at all. That was the pitch from Wright Electric, a startup building.. Look out, Elon!
"21.03.2017 22:07:51" social.techcrunch.com Coinbase has added margin trading to its bitcoin exchange GDAX, the cryptocurrency exchange run by Coinbase, has added margin trading to the platform. Eligible traders can now trade up to 3X levered orders on.. Eligible traders can now trade up to 3X levered orders
"21.03.2017 21:43:07" social.techcrunch.com Uber details early steps to change culture, ongoing COO search Uber held a special press call on Tuesday, hosted by board member Arianna Huffington and staffed with three of its highest ranking female staff, including North American operations lead Rachel Holt, Chief HR officer Liane Hornsey, and company comms lead Uber held a call today hosted by board member Arianna Huffington to try to counter some of its recent negative press.
"21.03.2017 21:33:52" social.techcrunch.com Alexa now takes orders from Amazon's instant Prime Now and alcohol delivery services After embedding its Alexa voice assistant into its main Amazon app last week, this week Amazon is expanding Alexa's functionality yet again: today the.. Impulse buyers beware
"21.03.2017 21:03:28" social.techcrunch.com Uber says rides grew more in early 2017 than in early 2016 despite issues Uber held a press conference on Tuesday to discuss some of its ongoing issue, including what it's doing to rectify its workplace cultural problems, and the state of its business. The press conference, hosted by board member Arianna Huffington and Uber says business is (very) good in 2017 despite all its negative press.
"21.03.2017 20:48:10" social.techcrunch.com Google.org grants $50 million to nonprofits striving for equal access in education According to a report from Google.org, the search giant's philanthropic arm, 74% of students globally have little or no internet connectivity, 221 million.. Google wants to give more kids access
"21.03.2017 20:14:01" social.techcrunch.com Reddit plans a profile page redesign reminiscent of Facebook and Twitter Reddit has been trying to make its site more accessible to a wider pool of users, and today the company is planning to show off one of the ways that it plans.. Reddit is trying to make its site more accessible
"21.03.2017 19:51:04" social.techcrunch.com Apple offers its own take on Snapchat and Instagram Stories with the simple Clips video editing app It won't arrive in the App Store until next month, but Apple's already offering up a preview of its new mobile video app. The company is positioning Clips.. It won't arrive in the App Store until next month
"21.03.2017 19:36:57" The iPhone 7 goes red The iPhone 7 goes red to help fight HIV/AIDS http://tcrn.ch/2naGnbr
"21.03.2017 19:28:16" social.techcrunch.com Twitter nixed 635k+ terrorism accounts between mid-2015 and end of 2016 Twitter has revealed it suspended a total of 376,890 accounts between July 1 through December 31 last year for violations related to promotion of terrorism... Majority of the suspensions were surfaced via its own “internal, proprietary spam-fighting tools”
"21.03.2017 18:59:54" social.techcrunch.com Google launches the first developer preview of Android O It's been just about a year since Google unexpectedly announced the first preview of Android Nougat. Today, the company is launching the first developer.. We're hoping for Android Oreo.
"21.03.2017 18:32:22" social.techcrunch.com Apple's learn to code app Swift Playgrounds adds 5 more languages Along with the reveal of a new 9.7-inch iPad and new red iPhone, Apple also announced today that its learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds is now available in.. Swift Playgrounds gets more accessible
"21.03.2017 18:11:02" social.techcrunch.com UK also bans large electronics on flights from six Middle Eastern and African countries After the U.S. today instituted a ban on bringing any electronics larger than a smart phone into the passenger cabin of direct flights that leave from 10.. The UK follows suit with a similar ban
"21.03.2017 17:50:42" social.techcrunch.com Google redesigns its mobile app and website with tappable search shortcuts Google announced a redesign for its iOS and Android search application, as well as its Google.com site on the mobile web, which now includes tappable.. A different way to explore Google
"21.03.2017 17:12:54" social.techcrunch.com Marty Pichinson specializes in selling assets of failing startups Marty Pichinson and the firm he co-founded specialize in selling off the assets of startups when they fail. He's been given every kind of death-related.. The Terminator of startups
"21.03.2017 16:59:31" social.techcrunch.com NASA's pop-up robot can tackle tight spots that rovers can't reach NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is pretty much a non-stop source of amazing things, and the latest is the PUFFER, or Pop-Up Flat Folding Robot. The design of the robot is inspired by origami, and folding is its speciality. The robot can tuck in its NASA's pop-up robot can tackle tight spots that rovers can't reach
"21.03.2017 16:37:57" social.techcrunch.com Twitter officially announces the Producer API Confirming earlier reports by The Information and here at TechCrunch, Twitter officially announced the launch of a new tool for live video aimed larger media.. In push for more live video
"21.03.2017 16:31:17" social.techcrunch.com After YouTube boycott, Google pulls ads from more types of offensive content Google is pulling display ads from being placed alongside a wider range of content on YouTube and other sites, in the wake of a spike of criticism that its.. More brands have since joined the boycott
"21.03.2017 15:59:23" social.techcrunch.com U.S. confirms ban on large electronics in cabins on flights from 10 airports After a lot of confusion yesterday, we have now learned from senior administration officials that the U.S. is indeed banning U.S.-bound passengers from.. Called the TSA “emergency amendment”
"21.03.2017 15:57:43" social.techcrunch.com The iPhone 7 goes red to help fight HIV/AIDS After a decade of turning products red in a fundraising fight against HIV/AIDS, Apple has finally adopted the hue for its biggest product of all. This Friday,.. A new hue
"21.03.2017 15:57:22" social.techcrunch.com Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad ups the processing power and lowers the price Apple's got a brand new iPad this morning.The latest version of the company's tablet is a really the successor to the Air 2, announced in late 2014, but.. Apple's got a brand new iPad
"21.03.2017 15:56:12" social.techcrunch.com Apple finally kills off 16GB iPhone SE, now you get 32GB for $399 Rejoice lovers of petite-sized iPhones, for Apple is granting additional storage bounty -- announcing today it's doubling the current storage capacity of the.. Rejoice lovers of petite-sized iPhones
"21.03.2017 15:01:43" social.techcrunch.com Mode Media Japan lives on, with founder Samir Arora as chairman Mode Media is coming back from the dead — at least in Asia. The company operated properties like Glam, Tend and Brash, as well as a broader digital.. Mode Media isn't dead yet
"21.03.2017 14:34:49" social.techcrunch.com The top 7 startups from Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1 A Fitbit for cows, USB ports for bionic limbs, and microbatteries were amongst the most promising companies of the 52 that launched at Y Combinator's winter.. Tomorrow's unicorns
"21.03.2017 13:01:20" social.techcrunch.com Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building its first full-size passenger capsule In the world of Hyperloop, the race is on to see who can produce the first viable commercial system. Hyperloop Transportation technologies announced a key move in its own progress towards that goal on Tuesday: It has begun construction on its first full Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has begun work on its first full-scale passenger pod
"21.03.2017 10:14:57" social.techcrunch.com The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1 Today was Y Combinator's 24th Demo Day, where the accelerator shows off its fresh companies to investors. International, AI, and hardware products were the.. Bionic limbs, drone delivery, and a futuristic vending machine
"21.03.2017 10:06:59" social.techcrunch.com Formlabs retires the Form 1+ printer Formlabs' Form 1 Kickstarter project was the first stereo lithography printer that ended up on peoples' radars. Its successor, the Form 1+, looked identical.. It was plagued with reliability issues
"21.03.2017 08:34:34" social.techcrunch.com Thirsting for a new media empire, Beautycon raises $9 million With $9 million in new funding, Beautycon is ready for its closeup. The pseudo-celebrity has become the spokesperson for a generation
"21.03.2017 08:11:28" social.techcrunch.com Vinsight gives grape and almond growers a high-tech crystal ball Farmers know how hard it is to predict yield accurately. High-value crops like grapes or almonds prove particularly challenging. Farmers expect, and settle.. Farmers know how hard it is to predict yield accurately
"21.03.2017 07:27:14" social.techcrunch.com SirionLabs establishes US foothold to scale its NLP contract management software SirionLabs, a startup providing vendor management software to enterprises, is adding a U.S. headquarters to its footprint. The company was initially founded.. A startup providing vendor management software to enterprises
"21.03.2017 07:06:13" social.techcrunch.com The “Terminator” of startups says he's seeing two to four wind-downs a week For the last 25 years, Marty Pichinson and the firm he cofounded, Sherwood Partners, has specialized in selling off the assets of startups when they fail, as.. Marty Pichinson specializes in selling assets of startups when they fail
"21.03.2017 06:01:18" social.techcrunch.com Mobile advertising startup Databerries raises $16M Databerries is announcing that it has raised $16 million in Series A funding — money that will help the Paris-headquartered company launch in the United.. This French startup is ready to l launch in the US
"21.03.2017 04:00:57" social.techcrunch.com Adobe unifies its digital businesses on a single cloud platform Adobe opened its Digital Marketing Summit in Las Vegas this week with a big splash, announcing a new "Experience Cloud," which brings all of.. One cloud to rule them all
"21.03.2017 04:00:46" social.techcrunch.com Adobe launches its Advertising Cloud to manage ads across search, social and TV Over the years, Adobe has been looking for ways to improve the measurement and management of ads that appear on the Internet. Today at its big Adobe Summit.. Adobe has a cloud advertisers can use to manage their ads
"21.03.2017 03:31:16" social.techcrunch.com PlateIQ cooks up $4 million for restaurant management platform As any fan of Kitchen Nightmares may know, the restaurant business is not for the faint of heart, nor is it likely to generate fat margins. Now, a startup.. The restaurant business is not for the faint of heart
"21.03.2017 02:16:32" social.techcrunch.com The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1 Today was Y Combinator's 24th Demo Day, where the accelerator shows off its fresh companies to investors. International, AI, and hardware products were the.. Fresh new startups
"21.03.2017 02:15:58" social.techcrunch.com The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1 Today was Y Combinator's 24th Demo Day, where the accelerator shows off its fresh companies to investors. International, AI, and hardware products were the.. A must-read for staying up on the startup trends
"21.03.2017 00:14:02" social.techcrunch.com Japanese Kendama game gets a digital upgrade and a Kickstarter campaign Like all good games, Kendama is easy-ish to learn and frustrating as all ever-loving £%&*@£^% to master. What's a poor entrepreneur to do when a game.. Easy-ish to learn and frustrating to master
"20.03.2017 23:48:05" social.techcrunch.com IBM head of design wields $100M and 1,300 designers to bring design back to IBM Phil Gilbert is the GM and head of design at IBM, leading an organization of over 1,300 designers. In this episode, he discusses creating IBM's proprietary.. Phil Gilbert is the GM and head of design at IBM
"20.03.2017 23:34:31" Crunch Report 3/20 Uber president Jeff Jones is leaving, SpaceX recovers capsule, sets sights on Mars and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2nfWd4S
"20.03.2017 23:21:22" social.techcrunch.com Twitter launching Live video API tomorrow Twitter is about to make it much easier for media publishers to post live video broadcasts with the launch of a live video API tomorrow morning. The API will.. Twitter is about to make it much easier for publishers to post live video
"20.03.2017 23:09:41" social.techcrunch.com Foursquare is launching an analytics platform to help retailers understand foot traffic While Foursquare started as a social check-in app, the company has always said that there is a bigger picture - mainly related to unique ways of.. Checkins help tell a story
"20.03.2017 22:42:49" social.techcrunch.com Fam raises $1.8 million for its iMessage-based group video chat app The iMessage App Store may have its struggles, but one app aimed at bringing group video chat into the iMessage experience is reportedly taking off. Smack,.. This app may be taking off
"20.03.2017 22:17:48" social.techcrunch.com Online giants must bolster free speech against abuse, or watch innovation die It's no wonder politicians feel justified in saying enough is enough. The news last week that the German government had proposed fining Facebook and.. There are no easy answers here
"20.03.2017 21:57:12" social.techcrunch.com Google Maps lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter Google Maps has just added a handy feature that will help users remember where they parked. This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and.. A handy new feature
"20.03.2017 21:56:09" social.techcrunch.com US authorities ban electronics larger than a phone from flights from 13 countries According to numerous reports, US authorities today alerted a number of Middle Eastern and African airlines that starting soon, their passengers will have to.. No laptops, no Kindles..
"20.03.2017 21:32:35" social.techcrunch.com MakerBot says its new print process reduces times and costs by around 30-percent MakerBot's MinFill arrived quietly last night as a firmware upgrade for existing customers, and the company is already calling it a “big benchmark in.. An algorithm that determines the minimal amount of material required
"20.03.2017 21:02:07" social.techcrunch.com FBI director fact-checks Trump's tweets A Congressional committee is grilling FBI director James Comey and NSA chief Admiral Mike Rogers on a Russian-led cyber campaign to influence the 2016.. A Congressional committee is grilling FBI director James Comey and NSA chief Admiral Mike Rogers
"20.03.2017 20:57:37" social.techcrunch.com Galvanize will teach students how to use IBM Watson APIs with new machine learning course As part of IBM's annual InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, the company is announcing a new machine learning course in partnership with workspace and.. A new machine learning course
"20.03.2017 20:25:23" social.techcrunch.com Nested, a London startup that guarantees to sell your house within 90 days, raises £8M Nested, the London 'proptech' startup that guarantees to sell your house within 90 days or offer you a cash advance instead, has raised a further £8 million.. The idea is to help eliminate uncertainty
"20.03.2017 20:07:07" social.techcrunch.com WTF is cloud computing? After more than a decade of being in the popular tech lexicon, people kind of get the idea of "the cloud," but most probably only understand a bit of it...
"20.03.2017 19:54:37" social.techcrunch.com Announcing TC Sessions: Justice, a day-long event about diversity, inclusion & activism TechCrunch is gearing up to host a one-day event focused on diversity and inclusion in tech, the criminal justice system, and activism. TechCrunch Sessions:.. TechCrunch is gearing up to host a one-day event focused on diversity and inclusion in tech
"20.03.2017 19:26:12" social.techcrunch.com Y Combinator's quest for diversity Entrepreneurs, investors, press and other tech enthusiasts are flocking to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View later today to take part in a yet.. Achieving diversity and inclusion at the startup level is crucial
"20.03.2017 19:01:59" social.techcrunch.com Vodafone India confirms it is merging with Idea Cellular to form India's largest telco Vodafone India has confirmed that it has reached an agreement to acquire rival Idea Cellular. The deal, which is being painted as a merger, will create.. An agreement has been reached
"20.03.2017 18:33:33" social.techcrunch.com You can now save your Instagram Live streams to your camera roll One of the unique things about Instagram Live is that the video has always been disappearing. After your live stream is over the content is deleted forever -.. Instagram improves its live feature
"20.03.2017 18:18:09" social.techcrunch.com Mass Effect: Andromeda offers plenty of gameplay depth despite some faults Mass Effect is a video game series that attracts ardent fans and invokes emotional reactions from those fans via its storytelling decisions. The franchise builds on the legacy BioWare built with its stewardship of the Star Wars universe with the Knights Mass Effect: Andromeda is far from perfect, but it's still a game you can spend endless hours enjoying.
"20.03.2017 18:12:44" social.techcrunch.com Facebook rolls out seasonal greetings at the top of the News Feed Facebook's News Feed is getting a little more colorful today. Its "Goodwill" team - which is behind efforts like Friends Day and various messages at the top.. News Feed is getting a little more colorful today
"20.03.2017 17:54:14" Doug's disposable toothbrush showdown Which disposable toothbrush reigns supreme? Doug gives the verdict
"20.03.2017 17:51:14" social.techcrunch.com Y Combinator has a new AI track, and wants startups building 'robot factory' tech to apply Y Combinator Partner Daniel Gross today announced that the accelerator-turned-venture-fund will offer its first "vertical" track exclusively for AI.. Daniel Gross will personally mentor YC AI startups
"20.03.2017 17:32:59" TC Sessions: Justice TC Sessions: Justice TechCrunch is gearing up to host a one-day event focused on diversity and inclusion in tech, the criminal justice system, and activism. TechCrunch Sessions: Justice will bring together tech leaders, engineers, investors, educators, and activists engaged TechCrunch is gearing up to host a one-day event focused on diversity and inclusion in tech, the criminal justice system, and activism. TechCrunch Sessions: Justice will bring together tech leaders, engineers, investors, educators, and activists engaged
"20.03.2017 17:30:00" High Resolution: IBM head of design IBM head of design wields $100M and 1,300 designers to bring design back to IBM http://tcrn.ch/2nKBunI
"20.03.2017 17:21:09" social.techcrunch.com WebMD taps Apple's ResearchKit for study on factors contributing to healthy pregnancies There are still a lot of unknowns in the medical world when it comes to pregnancy - including what factors lead to carrying a healthy fetus to term. That's why WebMD and Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) have launched a new investigative Why don't we know enough about how to have a healthy pregnancy?
"20.03.2017 17:20:31" social.techcrunch.com YouTube responds to complaints that its Restricted Mode censors LGBT videos After concerns that its Restricted Mode hides videos with LGBT content, YouTube released a statement saying that it “regrets any confusion.” YouTube stated that it “regrets any confusion”
"20.03.2017 16:23:27" social.techcrunch.com Games firm Netmarble to raise $2.35B in Korea's largest IPO since 2010 Netmarble, one of the world's top mobile and PC gaming firms, has filed to raise as much as $2.35 billion (2.66 trillion won) through an IPO in its native.. Korea's most lucrative listing since 2010
"20.03.2017 16:14:44" social.techcrunch.com Ebay takes on Amazon with guaranteed 3-day delivery on 20 million items In response to the growing threat of Amazon and its annual Prime membership program, eBay announced a new program that will offer online shoppers guaranteed.. In response to the growing threat of Amazon Prime
"20.03.2017 16:11:05" social.techcrunch.com FBI confirms that it is investigating link between Russia and Trump campaign Today in a hearing with the House Select Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that his agency is in fact investigating ties between.. A major confirmation right off the bat
"20.03.2017 15:19:44" social.techcrunch.com Akeneo grabs $13 million for its CRM of products French startup Akeneo just raised a $13 million Series B round led by Partech Ventures with existing investor Alven Capital also participating. Akeneo is a.. This could be the Salesforce of products
"20.03.2017 15:04:31" social.techcrunch.com This Slack bot learns the answers to the questions your team is tired of hearing
"20.03.2017 14:48:13" social.techcrunch.com SpaceX is working with NASA to identify and study landing spots on Mars SpaceX is already thinking about when its spacecraft will first touch down on the surface of Mars – either good planning or wishful thinking, depending on your perspective – working with NASA to ID and examine potential landing spots on the red planet. SpaceX has already lined up some prime potential landing spots on Mars.
"20.03.2017 14:35:47" social.techcrunch.com Apple could be putting together an augmented reality team Apple could be betting big on augmented reality. According to a new Bloomberg report, the company could be working on augmented reality features for the iPhone and then later for glasses, a new device that you would pair with your smartphone. While the Apple could be secretly working on connected glasses
"20.03.2017 14:25:14" social.techcrunch.com Bixby is Samsung's new 'intelligent interface' for smartphones and beyond Samsung is entering the voice-powered virtual assistant game a bit later than its competitors, but it says that its forthcoming 'Bixby' agent will be "fundamentally different" form what's already available, thanks to features that reduce confusion around Samsung's Bixby isn't an assistant like Siri or Google Assistant, it's a whole new interface option.
"20.03.2017 12:48:21" social.techcrunch.com Super Mario Run's Android release date is March 23 Super Mario Run is officially making its way to Android, as Nintendo promised what seems like so long ago. The company has now revealed an exact date for Mario's Android debut: March 23. That's this Thursday, in case you're bad at math or don't have a Super Mario Run finally arrives on Android on March 23. Android users: Do you still care?
"20.03.2017 12:20:44" social.techcrunch.com SpaceX recovers Dragon capsule loaded with science and research from the ISS The final stage of SpaceX's CRS-10 resupply mission for the International Space Station wrapped up Sunday, with recovery of the Dragon capsule it launched on February 19. The capsule was carrying 4,500 pounds of supplies and scientific experiment SpaceX picks up a Dragon capsule fresh from the ISS loaded up with science.
"20.03.2017 11:45:44" social.techcrunch.com The Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in three colors Can you smell this? It's the smell of some fresh new leaks coming from Evan Blass' Twitter account. This time, Evan shared some renderings of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in not one, not two but three different colors. And this is what it looks like: This is the Samsung Galaxy S8 — Samsung's comeback phone
"20.03.2017 11:12:42" social.techcrunch.com Techstars launches a new program in Paris at the Partech Shaker Techstars is about to launch a new startup accelerator in Paris. Every year, 10 startups will participate in this program during 13 weeks. Techstars is partnering with VC firm Partech Ventures. And in particular, Techstars Paris is going to happen in the 10 startups are going to participate in Techstars Paris
"20.03.2017 04:19:00" social.techcrunch.com Amazon will now tell Prime members what to wear via a new “Outfit Compare” feature Amazon has been steadily pushing its way into fashion over the past several years, with investments in its own private labels - from workwear to..
"20.03.2017 04:02:03" social.techcrunch.com IBM unveils Blockchain as a Service based on open source Hyperledger Fabric technology IBM unveiled its "Blockchain as a Service" today, which is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric, version 1.0 from The Linux Foundation. IBM.. IBM Blockchain as a Service.
"20.03.2017 02:52:45" social.techcrunch.com As hyper-conservative media surged, Republicans' trust in news cratered In 2000, Republicans, Democrats and Independents were all within six percentage points of one another in terms of their trust in the media, ranging from 47.. Growing distrust in the media has accelerated so abruptly that the situation now borders on alarming
"20.03.2017 01:16:41" social.techcrunch.com Uber president Jeff Jones is reportedly leaving the company amid turmoil Things just seemingly keep getting worse at Uber, which now is reportedly losing its president Jeff Jones according to Recode. The departure comes amid a.. More trouble for Uber
"20.03.2017 01:05:57" NASA Valkyrie robot Northeastern is testing NASA's Valkyrie robot which will help lay the groundwork for Mars settlements http://tcrn.ch/2nHSfjk
"19.03.2017 23:01:24" social.techcrunch.com The food delivery robots are coming! The food delivery robots are coming! It's not every day that you are wandering around your neighborhood and get a glimpse of the future. Yet there I was minding my own business when I bumped into.. An Eat24 delivery robot gives a sneak peek into our autonomous future
"19.03.2017 22:37:09" social.techcrunch.com Immigration is a change agent and a necessity Over the past few years we've seen a lot of anger. We've seen a seemingly sane country cut itself off from mainland Europe and we've seen a seemingly.. We forget that we all came from afar, with nothing. And we cannot fear those who follow behind us.
"19.03.2017 22:15:13" social.techcrunch.com On mentorship and finding your way around He knew a lot about computer science as he had been a computer engineer for so long that he first started developing with a pen and paper. His code would then.. Thank those around you that got you where you are
"19.03.2017 21:49:54" social.techcrunch.com Facebook will never take responsibility for fake news [tc_dropcap]M[/tc_dropcap]ark Zuckerberg is displeased. It's been more than four months since election night, but Facebook still finds itself in the hot seat.. A timeline of Facebook's reactions to fake news accusations
"19.03.2017 21:46:22" techcrunch.com Uber president Jeff Jones is reportedly leaving the company amid turmoil Things just seemingly keep getting worse at Uber, which now is reportedly losing its president Jeff Jones according to Recode. The departure comes amid a.. BREAKING
"19.03.2017 20:54:00" Bullish: Future of food on demand Bullish: The future of food on demand http://tcrn.ch/2mPqFSE
"19.03.2017 18:56:56" social.techcrunch.com On mentorship and finding your way around When my Dad switched on the big light, closed the office door and pulled out a notepad and a pencil, I groaned a little as I knew I was going to be stuck in there for at least half an hour, listening to him. He knew a lot about computer science as he had A story about how mentors can shape your future
"19.03.2017 17:47:43" social.techcrunch.com Transnational socialism vs. Transnational Socialism "Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel ... I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of.. The Internet seems to have brought us new, networked forms of fascism
"19.03.2017 17:06:20" social.techcrunch.com Fritz Lanman takes CEO role at ClassPass as founder Payal Kadakia steps in as Chairman Early investor and Executive Chairman of ClassPass Fritz Lanman will be taking over as CEO of the company, with cofounder and former CEO Payal Kadakia..
"19.03.2017 13:05:18" social.techcrunch.com Tag Heuer maintains its commitment to Android Wear with a $1,600 modular smartwatch Emboldened by the surprise success of its $1,500 Connected smartwatch, Tag Heuer is back with something even more expensive. Starting at around $1,650, the.. That's one expensive watch
"19.03.2017 07:02:04" social.techcrunch.com Rock stars party, MCs invest Following the launch of Jay Z's new VC vehicle, Arrive, earlier this month, we did a data pull on how music industry moguls spend their ducats. And hip hop.. JAY Z isn't the only mogul with an impressive portfolio
"19.03.2017 03:19:06" social.techcrunch.com Apollo Box is applying AR to drive lifestyle ecommerce What is augmented reality good for? Product visualization to encourage online shopping, reckons Santa Clara-based startup Apollo Box, which has now opened.. What is augmented reality good for?
"19.03.2017 02:25:20" social.techcrunch.com In a Massachusetts warehouse, NASA's Valkyrie robot helps lay the groundwork for Mars settlements NASA's Valkyrie (R5) robot will never slip the surly bonds of Earth. The humanoid space robot is destined to spend the rest of its days on terra firma with.. A link to the future
"19.03.2017 02:02:44" social.techcrunch.com The Atomo Modular Electronics System is like LEGO for electronics One of the hardest things about Raspberry Pi and Arduino is figuring out where to stick all the pieces. While both of these systems work well alone - you can.. A replacement for Arduino and an accessory for Raspberry Pi
"19.03.2017 01:16:39" social.techcrunch.com SVRF may have the answer to VR's search problem For websites we had Google. For videos, YouTube. For products, Amazon. For general reference, Wikipedia. For Gifs, Giphy. Well when VR and AR devices become.. A search engine for VR content
"19.03.2017 00:48:52" social.techcrunch.com Google offers more control, after ads on offensive content leads to brand boycott Google plans to give its advertising clients more control over where their ads appear on YouTube and the Google Display Network, which posts advertising to.. Google plans to give its advertising clients more control
"18.03.2017 23:49:31" social.techcrunch.com WikiLeaks will give tech giants CIA zero-day exploits after they meet mystery demands WikiLeaks doesn't ever make things easy. When it became clear that the organization possessed documents that detail exploits affecting a handful of major.. WikiLeaks doesn't ever make things easy.
"18.03.2017 23:44:22" social.techcrunch.com Marine Corps updates social media guidance to address online misconduct As its revenge porn scandal continues to unfurl, the Marine Corps took steps this week to bolster its standards for online behavior. Following a hearing.. Taking steps to bolster standards for online behavior
"18.03.2017 20:09:01" social.techcrunch.com How does the Lucid Air stack up against the competition? Now that we know that the Lucid Air will start at $60,000 (before applying the federal tax credit that's available for electric vehicles), people are going to.. Firstly, it's significantly less expensive than the Tesla Model S 60
"18.03.2017 17:22:38" social.techcrunch.com This hacker turned an Amazon IoT button into a Starbucks ordering device
"18.03.2017 17:20:22" social.techcrunch.com How Spotify is finally gaining leverage over record labels The problem with Spotify going public has always been that the record labels own the music. They force Spotify to pay 70 percent or more of its revenue to.. 5 ways Spotify is fighting to IPO
"18.03.2017 17:06:07" social.techcrunch.com Qualcomm doesn't want you to call its Snapdragon processors 'processors' anymore Take note, tech writers: as of this morning, Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors are no longer processors. Henceforth, the company would like you to refer to.. Take note, tech writers
"18.03.2017 15:06:36" social.techcrunch.com WTF is machine learning? It's no coincidence that Alan Turing, one of the most influential computer scientists of all time, started his 1950 treatise on computing with the..
"18.03.2017 14:01:27" social.techcrunch.com The great enterprise chat race The competitive deck appears nearly stacked against the startup, and it seems that every other month a new product launches from a major tech company that's.. Slack against the world
"18.03.2017 11:03:17" social.techcrunch.com Google's fight with Uber over self-driving cars is heating up Google's legal battle with Uber over the development of self-driving cars is already off to an ugly start. Lawyers for the two tech firms spent the last two.. It's getting ugly, fast
"18.03.2017 07:46:24" social.techcrunch.com Advances in AI and ML are reshaping healthcare The application of AI/ML in healthcare is reshaping the industry and making what was once impossible into a tangible reality. The technology must have access to vast amounts of data in order to better curate lifestyle changes
"18.03.2017 04:45:46" social.techcrunch.com Santa Fe enlists Rubicon Global to curb waste and ramp up recycling Humans, especially Americans, are kind of slobs. We mess up the Earth by throwing out about 4.5 pounds of garbage per person on average every day. Two-thirds.. Humans are kind of slobs, it turns out
"18.03.2017 04:17:00" social.techcrunch.com Tizeti is bringing wireless internet to urban Africa A new company called Tizeti, which is launching in the latest batch of startups to come from Y Combinator, is proposing a simple solution to the connectivity.. Internet accessibility in emerging markets is a huge challenge
"18.03.2017 03:52:19" social.techcrunch.com Tilt gesture keyboard could hold promise for typing in VR A group of researchers are demonstrating a tilt-based typing technique they've designed that could be an alternative option for users of larger smartphones or..
"18.03.2017 03:30:54" social.techcrunch.com From your dorm room to your car: ethernet is back Wi-Fi, DSRC, Bluetooth, NFC -- there are so many ways to connect without cables that ethernet seems retro, like a flip phone. But ethernet is staging a.. Ethernet is staging a comeback in our cars
"18.03.2017 03:04:16" social.techcrunch.com Watch sensors track a full-court basketball game in real time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08QBq9T1Epk Here's your cool sports hardware demo of the week: ShotTracker, the Kansas City-based startup whose.. Your cool sports hardware demo of the week
"18.03.2017 02:01:48" social.techcrunch.com Laying a trap for self-driving cars We spend a lot of time and words on what autonomous cars can do, but sometimes it's a more interesting question to ask what they can't do. The limitations of.. What autonomous cars can and can't do
"18.03.2017 01:25:18" social.techcrunch.com Tesla co-founder and CTO JB Straubel explains its new solar storage facility Tesla's new solar energy storage facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai does what most solar power plants cannot: it stores energy from the sun during peak.. The facility sure is a unique one
"18.03.2017 00:58:59" social.techcrunch.com Singapore's Homage, a service for in-home care for the elderly, raises $1.2M Homage, a Singapore-based startup that connects caregivers with elderly people seeking assistance, has closed a $1.2 million seed round. The money comes.. Connecting caregivers with elderly people seeking assistance
"18.03.2017 00:50:33" Crunch Report 3/17 Apple invests in R&D centers in China, Walmart acquires Modcloth and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2mYU65b
"18.03.2017 00:24:45" social.techcrunch.com When two-factor authentication app Clef shuts down in June, its staff will join Authy lef was a mobile authentication app that I chose for increasing my own WordPress security when I started blogging years ago — as did a million other sites... "We weren't able to find a business model that would make our growth sustainable."
"17.03.2017 23:54:40" social.techcrunch.com Sift raises $1.5 million to unlock your credit cards Did you know that your credit cards can do amazing things? Aside from drawing you into crippling debt while forcing you to be part of the vast cycle of.. Credit card benefits are like an iceberg..
"17.03.2017 23:19:52" social.techcrunch.com Piwic raises $2 million to truly liberate your analytics You know when you set up a website and you add a Google Analytics tracker to see how many visitors you have? What you're actually doing is giving Google and.. A free and open source analytics software
"17.03.2017 21:40:26" social.techcrunch.com The League adds read receipts, so paid members can confirm when someone is really ghosting them The League, a dating app that users have to apply to join, has a new feature that could help with one of the most agonizing parts of the online dating.. Only for paid members
"17.03.2017 21:03:35" social.techcrunch.com Arthena uses data science to find the best investments in art We all have our opinions about art (even if that opinion is just I don't get it) — but what about art as an investment? Arthena, which is part of the.. Can data science identify the most valuable art?
"17.03.2017 20:49:47" social.techcrunch.com WeWork's Adam Neumann is coming to Disrupt Eight years ago, WeWork didn't exist. But since 2010, Adam Neumann and his cofounder, Miguel McKelvey, have been taking over the world -- literally -- with.. He will talk about what comes next for WeWork
"17.03.2017 20:42:37" social.techcrunch.com Watch Tesla co-founder CTO JB Straubel explain its new solar storage facility Tesla's new solar energy storage facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai does what most solar power plants cannot: it stores energy from the sun during peak times for use when the grid (and its customers) needs it most. The facility is a unique one, with Tesla's co-founder and CTO tells us exactly what's special about it's new Hawaiian solar facility.
"17.03.2017 20:41:21" social.techcrunch.com MuleSoft soars 46% on first day of trading It's the first enterprise tech IPO of the year and it's off to the races. MuleSoft, which helps businesses like Netflix and Spotify with.. Off to the races!
"17.03.2017 20:05:48" social.techcrunch.com Weekly Roundup: Intel buys Mobileye for $15.3B, Uber's navigation for drivers improves This week four people were accused of hacking at least 500 million Yahoo accounts, Spotify partnered with Waze and Intel bought computer vision company..
"17.03.2017 20:05:39" social.techcrunch.com LeEco said to be trying to sell its Silicon Valley property amid cash woes According to a new report from Reuters, LeEco is said to be seeking a buyer for the 49-acre swath in Silicon Valley set for the site of its future US.. Takers?
"17.03.2017 19:26:20" social.techcrunch.com Confirmed: Walmart has acquired womenswear site Modcloth Some more consolidation in the world of online fashion and e-commerce. Today Walmart announced that is has acquired ModCloth, a womenswear retailer that.. ModCloth will continue to operate as a standalone brand
"17.03.2017 19:24:36" social.techcrunch.com Apple gives indie gamers a permanent home on the App Store Breaking into the App Store can be difficult enough, but for small-time mobile game developers it's even more of a challenge as they go up against.. It can be rough for small-time mobile game developers
"17.03.2017 18:56:26" social.techcrunch.com Social media firms given a month to fix consumer rights issues in Europe Facebook, Twitter and Google are under more pressure in Europe to comply with regional rules. The latest issue they find themselves on the hook for relates to.. Facebook, Twitter and Google are under more pressure in Europe
"17.03.2017 18:33:20" social.techcrunch.com Kangpe is a mobile service connecting Africa to healthcare Healthcare in Africa might conjure up an image of some physician working in a remote village via Doctors without Borders but mobile technology is rapidly changing the entire continent and Y Combinator startup Kangpe Health aims to cash in by providing Kangpe is a mobile service connecting Africa to healthcare
"17.03.2017 18:29:36" social.techcrunch.com Amazon will now tell Prime members what to wear via a new “Outfit Compare” feature Amazon has been steadily pushing its way into fashion over the past several years, with investments in its own private labels - from workwear to.. Amazon continues its push into fashion
"17.03.2017 18:07:42" social.techcrunch.com LinkedIn open sources Flashback, a tool for mocking internet traffic LinkedIn, the social network for professionals that is now owned by Microsoft, is making one of the tools that it has developed in-house for its own work.. Reliability, scalability and speed
"17.03.2017 17:43:52" social.techcrunch.com Fritz Lanman takes CEO role at ClassPass as founder Payal Kadakia steps in as Chairman Early investor and Executive Chairman of ClassPass Fritz Lanman will be taking over as CEO of the company, with cofounder and former CEO Payal Kadakia.. A role switch at ClassPass
"17.03.2017 16:41:07" social.techcrunch.com Netflix is replacing five-star ratings with thumbs up or down Netflix announced today that it would ditch its standard five-star rating scheme in favor of a much more simple thumbs up or down option. The streaming.. A binary “yes or no” option is much easier for viewers to commit to
"17.03.2017 16:19:39" social.techcrunch.com Apple plans to invest $500 million for new research centers in China Apple is trying to tap into local talent by building new research centers around the world. As spotted by MacRumors, the company just announced on its Chinese website that it is going to build two new R&D centers in Shanghai and Suzhou. This is going to Apple wants to hire Chinese engineers to make its products better
"17.03.2017 16:02:38" social.techcrunch.com Leaked internal Uber documents show rocky self-driving car progress New internal Uber documents leaked to Recode detail the company's progress toward realizing its dream of a fleet of vehicles entirely devoid of pesky human.. Uber's month-over-month metrics aren't exactly a steady line of progress
"17.03.2017 16:02:22" social.techcrunch.com MuleSoft prices IPO above expected range at $17 per share Enterprise software company MuleSoft will go public tomorrow and just priced their IPO at $17 - slightly above the proposed $14-16 range. The company will.. MuleSoft is an integration platform that helps help businesses use APIs to connect different types of software
"17.03.2017 14:49:08" social.techcrunch.com GameStop will have more Nintendo Switch systems for sale on March 22 Nintendo Switch is in short supply – which is good news for Nintendo, but not so great news for customers looking to get their hands on one of the new consoles. They've been hard to find since launch, and Nintendo announced it's ramping production which Hold off on overpaying for a Switch on eBay – GameStop is getting more stock starting March 22.
"17.03.2017 14:46:19" social.techcrunch.com Nintendo could double production of the Switch If you launch a new console with a massively successful game like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it's not that hard to sell your console. This is exactly what is happening with the Nintendo Switch as Nintendo is ramping up production for the next 12 months. Nintendo could sell more Switch consoles in 1 year than Wii U consoles in 4 years
"17.03.2017 14:31:42" social.techcrunch.com Tesla raised $1.2 billion via share sale and convertible debt Tesla has raised $1.2 billion in new cash from sale of common shares, and convertible notes that come due in 2022. The total amount includes $350 million in share sales, plus $850 million raised via the senior notes, which is a bit north of what it Tesla raised a whole lot of money to pad its balance sheet as it prepares for Model 3 mass production.
"17.03.2017 14:31:06" social.techcrunch.com Niles is a Slack bot that learns your teams questions and answers them so you don't have to Most chat bots are dumb. No one wants to message a soulless stack of if-then statements just to order a pizza when a half-decent app or website interface can do the same job in half the time. Chat assistants are a different matter. Rather than actively Instead of building an internal company wiki no one will use...
"17.03.2017 13:02:00" social.techcrunch.com Check out the first episode of 'Equity,' our VC-focused podcast One down, many more to go! We've posted the first episode of "Equity," our venture capital-focused podcast.This week, TechCrunch's Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Crunchbase editor-in-chief Alex Wilhelm chat with investor and SaaStr founder Jason Lemkin Check out the first episode of 'Equity,' our VC-focused podcast
"17.03.2017 07:58:37" social.techcrunch.com Utilis takes top water innovation prize at Imagine H2O An Israeli tech startup called Utilis has taken top honors at Imagine H2O this year, for technology that can detect underground leaks in underground, potable.. Americans waste 1 trillion gallons of water every year
"17.03.2017 04:40:34" social.techcrunch.com Co-founder disputes are the main early startup killer Here's how it felt in the weeks before I resigned from my last startup: I couldn't sleep. I couldn't eat. Resting pulse at 120. I had reached a point.. Successful co-founders actually embrace conflict
"17.03.2017 03:03:57" social.techcrunch.com Permira's Brian Ruder on private equity's attraction to tech For the last couple of years, private equity firms have been buying up public software companies that had fallen out of favor with investors. In fact, many.. And where he's shopping now
"17.03.2017 02:33:35" social.techcrunch.com BuyPower aims to ease the pain of utility payments in Nigeria Benjamin Ufaruna and Asehinde Oladipo met at one of Nigeria's emerging technology development services companies in Abuja. In the hard-charging startup.. Charging utilities a percentage of every power purchase
"17.03.2017 01:51:12" social.techcrunch.com Bra startup True&Co sold to Calvin Klein owner PVH True&Co., an e-commerce company founded with the mission of disrupting the lingerie industry by creating a new business model for selling bras and other.. A new business model for selling bras
"17.03.2017 01:01:52" social.techcrunch.com Cubspot finds camps and classes for your wee ones Cubspot: come for the "EdTech SaaS marketplace" but stay for the opportunity to find camps and classes for your kids this summer. Cubspot is the brainchild of.. As it stands, booking a camp is a pain
"17.03.2017 00:21:00" social.techcrunch.com Steering into shipping's economic headwinds, Shipamax pitches new efficiencies A forecast showing a market that's complex and cratering would dissuade most entrepreneurs from entering, but for Jenna Brown and Fabian Blaicher, the two.. Plenty of demand for software like this
"16.03.2017 23:55:41" social.techcrunch.com Google's fight with Uber over self-driving cars is heating up Google's legal battle with Uber over the development of self-driving cars is already off to an ugly start. Lawyers for the two tech firms spent the last two.. Already off to an ugly start
"16.03.2017 23:54:13" social.techcrunch.com Kaspersky Lab paid former national security adviser more than $10,000 The plot thickens, but doesn't it always? New documents have emerged detailing former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn's financial ties to.. The plot thickens
"16.03.2017 23:45:46" Crunch Report 3/16 GoPro plans to cut 270 jobs, Tesla to raise over $1B for Model 3 production and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2ntbCzP
"16.03.2017 23:43:50" social.techcrunch.com ABC News' app adds support for multi-stream viewing on Apple TV News junkies, rejoice. ABC News is rolling out an updated Apple TV application, live today, which makes the news division the first to offer a simultaneous.. News junkies, rejoice
"16.03.2017 23:20:18" social.techcrunch.com Smart diabetes management service Livongo Health raises $52.5M and looks to new markets Glen Tullman doesn't like it when someone tells him he's sick when he's feeling fine. It's something he thinks his customers probably don't want to hear,.. The actual product is a cellular-connected blood sugar monitor
"16.03.2017 22:53:08" social.techcrunch.com Music video service Vevo aims for more traction with Watch Party, a Turntable-like chatroom As music streaming platforms continue to compete for subscribers, one of the biggest suppliers of premium music video content is adding new features to focus.. Vevo gets social
"16.03.2017 22:32:45" social.techcrunch.com Reduced Energy Microsystems pits startup chip chops against industry giants Whether or not you like the so-called Internet of Things, the fact is that we do live in an internet of things, and every one of those things has a chip.. We live in an internet of things, and every one of those things has a chip
"16.03.2017 22:12:12" social.techcrunch.com Carbon moves into high-volume manufacturing with SpeedCell system, and bigger 3D printers Additive manufacturing startup Carbon is on a mission to help manufacturers and designers cut their costs, waste less energy and materials while speeding up.. On a mission to help manufacturers cut costs
"16.03.2017 21:51:08" social.techcrunch.com Mobile ad company Appodeal acquires game platform Corona Labs Appodeal is announcing that it has acquired Corona Labs, creators of the Corona SDK for building cross-platform games and apps. The companies say.. The Corona framework will become free and open source
"16.03.2017 21:41:24" social.techcrunch.com UK watchdog “close” to verdict in DeepMind Health data consent probe The UK's data protection watchdog has said it's "close" to concluding a 10-month+ investigation into consent complaints pertaining to a patient data-sharing.. The conclusion of a 10-month+ investigation into consent complaints could be near
"16.03.2017 21:11:52" social.techcrunch.com How does the Lucid Air stack up against the competition? Now that we know that the Lucid Air will start at $60,000 (before applying the federal tax credit that's available for electric vehicles), people are going to.. First off, its significantly less expensive than the Tesla Model S 60
"16.03.2017 20:37:48" social.techcrunch.com Hulu teases its Live TV service's features including real-time alerts Hulu's live TV service is just around the corner, and will enter a competitive market where rivals like AT&T's DirecTV NOW, Dish's Sling TV, Sony's.. DVR, simultaneous streams & more
"16.03.2017 20:04:25" social.techcrunch.com Koho, a mobile-only suite of financial services for millennials, launches in Canada The world of consumer financial services has been turned upside down by the rise of newer technology like apps and the growing expectation from people that.. Offering a “smart spending account”, a mobile app, and a card
"16.03.2017 19:34:52" social.techcrunch.com Instagram is the latest nexus of the Marines photo sharing scandal Following the revelation that a private Facebook group with 30,000 members targeted female Marines in a non-consensual photo sharing ring, other toxic online.. And other toxic online communities are popping up
"16.03.2017 19:31:35" social.techcrunch.com TechCrunch launches 'Equity,' a venture capital-focused podcast Today we're excited to announce the launch of 'Equity,' TechCrunch's new venture-capital focused podcast. Matthew Lynley, Alex Wilhelm and myself will be its.. We'll explain funding rounds, notable acquisitions, interesting IPOs and more
"16.03.2017 19:19:53" TC Sessions: Robotics TC Sessions: Robotics TechCrunch is pleased as punch to announce our first-ever robotics event: TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics, on July 17 in Boston at MIT's stunning Kresge Auditorium. We are also happy to announce that MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence TechCrunch is pleased as punch to announce our first-ever robotics event: TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics, on July 17 in Boston at MIT's stunning Kresge Auditorium. We are also happy to announce that MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
"16.03.2017 19:12:55" social.techcrunch.com Qualcomm doesn't want you to call its Snapdragon processors 'processors' anymore Take note, tech writers: as of this morning, Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors are no longer processors. Henceforth, the company would like you to refer to.. The company would like you to refer to Snapdragon as a “platform”
"16.03.2017 18:49:00" social.techcrunch.com Swatch is working on its own smartwatch OS At a moment when it's hard to be bullish about smartwatches, Swatch isn't just embracing the category. It's going all in. Swatch, Switzerland's.. Swatch goes all in
"16.03.2017 18:20:04" social.techcrunch.com Makeblock raises $30 million for robot-building kits for kids Remember when kids could simply play with their toys? They still can. But parents are increasingly spending on toys that are chockablock with tech components,.. Toys that want to turn your kids into engineers
"16.03.2017 17:56:44" social.techcrunch.com Six months in, iMessage App Store growth slows as developers lose interest When the iMessage App Store first launched, it was touted as the next big platform for apps - a new way for developers to gain users and make money, and was.. Apple must think about what already works in the larger messaging app market
"16.03.2017 17:32:31" social.techcrunch.com This guy built a physical Starbucks button that orders his favorite drink in one press https://youtu.be/ECGIMQcP0cU I never really used to drink Starbucks. "It's too expensive!" I'd say while waggling my aeropress in their general direction. "It's all sugar! Not worth it!" Then they came out with their damned mobile ordering app and We all know someone who needs this
"16.03.2017 17:25:56" social.techcrunch.com Amazon adds Alexa to its main shopping app Amazon's virtual assistant just got a much wider audience. The company announced it's integrating Alexa into its main shopping app on iPhone, starting today.. Alexa just got a much wider audience
"16.03.2017 17:05:20" social.techcrunch.com Walmart subsidiary Jet.com to buy ModCloth for less than $75m Online fashion retailer ModCloth, known for its vintage-inspired and indie apparel, is on the verge of being acquired by Walmart, by way of its subsidiary,.. A disappointing outcome for ModCloth, which had raised $78 million
"16.03.2017 17:03:01" social.techcrunch.com Alibaba invests in WayRay, a maker of augmented-reality dashboards for smart cars After launching its first car last year, Alibaba is digging deeper into the automobile industry. The Chinese Internet and e-commerce behemoth is the lead.. Alibaba is digging deeper into the automobile industry
"16.03.2017 16:32:16" social.techcrunch.com WePay now accepts Apple Pay and Android Pay on the web Apple Pay and Android Pay may be best known as Apple and Google's mobile wallets, designed to expand their businesses in making payments with smartphones... Apple and Google are competing for e-commerce transactions too
"16.03.2017 16:10:35" social.techcrunch.com BMW's self-driving car will aim for full Level 5 autonomy by 2021 BMW says that the car it intends to field with self-driving tech by 2021 will have Level 3, Level 4 and Level 5 capabilities, according to the automaker's SVP of Autonomous Driving Elmar Frickenstein, who shared the info during a panel in Berlin on BMW wants its first self-driving car to achieve the highest level of autonomous capability.
"16.03.2017 15:58:04" social.techcrunch.com Photo-blending app Dubble is back from the dead Dubble is officially (re)launching today, in v2, after a year-long hiatus off the app store while the team re-engineered the backend and applied some gloss.. It lives
"16.03.2017 15:58:02" social.techcrunch.com Pinterest is now blocked in China China has blocked one of the few Western social media sites that had remained accessible to its population: Pinterest. The site has followed the example of.. Pinterest has been inaccessible for a week now
"16.03.2017 15:36:19" social.techcrunch.com McDonald's serves up one more, calling Trump a 'disgusting excuse of a President' on Twitter It was a direct reply, but when the world's second largest restaurant chain slides into the Trump's mentions to call him “a disgusting excuse of a.. Update: McDonald's says it was hacked
"16.03.2017 14:46:53" social.techcrunch.com Nvidia partners with PACCAR to develop self-driving truck tech Nvidia's already going deeper down the self-driving vehicle rabbit hole in partnership with Bosch, but it's also moving further into autonomous trucking with a new partnership with PACCAR, one of the world's largest makers of transport trucks. The PACCAR Nvidia's new autonomous trucking partner is a very big deal in the transport trucking world.
"16.03.2017 14:12:29" social.techcrunch.com The Lucid Air electric car starts at just $60,000 – before tax credit Lucid's first electric vehicle doesn't cost what you think it does – the company revealed pricing for the Air on its blog, basically just to mute speculation that its price tag would begin north of $100,000. The Lucid Air's actual price will start at The Lucid Air's pricing is under what you'd expect for this Tesla competitor.
"16.03.2017 13:45:33" social.techcrunch.com SpaceX successfully deploys EchoStar XXIII satellite SpaceX launches an EchoStar communications satellite into orbit on Wednesday, completing a mission for its client on a second try, after the original launch on Tuesday was scrubbed due to weather conditions on the ground. The SpaceX mission put EchoStar's SpaceX just completed its first commercial client launch from its new launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
"16.03.2017 13:07:58" social.techcrunch.com Nvidia and Bosch team up on self-driving car AI supercomputer Nvidia's new partner in bringing AI-powered self-driving tech to the masses definitely has the experience needed to go truly mass-market – it's Bosch, leading tier one auto industry supplier. Bosch will build an AI supercomputer designed for use in Nvidia's new partner Bosch should help it bring AI to shipping consumer vehicles much faster.
"16.03.2017 13:01:15" social.techcrunch.com Omron and the Mayo Clinic add $30 million to AliveCor's coffers to build an AI stroke prevention platform Medtech startup AliveCor announced this morning it has pulled in $30 million from Omron Healthcare and the Mayo Clinic and is launching an artificially.. Heart disease is the number one killer in the world. But can an app lower the toll?
"16.03.2017 12:42:07" social.techcrunch.com Tesla to raise over $1 billion to help offset risk for Model 3 production Tesla is looking to raise a total of around $1.15 billion from stock and convertible senior notes as a way to help "further reduce any risks" that it'll incur as it scales its business to handle its aggressive Model 3 production schedule, the company said Tesla is bringing in new funds through a public stock offering to pad its cash holdings as it wraps up Model 3 production preparation.
"16.03.2017 11:08:01" social.techcrunch.com Announcing TechCrunch Sessions, a new series of events focused on a single topic Big news, folks! Today, TechCrunch is announcing a new series of events: Sessions. These events will dive deep on a single topic, bringing together experts in.. We can't wait to see you at Sessions!
"16.03.2017 08:06:44" social.techcrunch.com X-ray technique creates nanometer-scale 3D reconstructions of computer chips The chips in our devices are powered by transistors and circuits so small that they can barely be detected by our most advanced imaging techniques. How chip.. So long, trade secrets
"16.03.2017 07:16:17" social.techcrunch.com Why is Android Studio still such a gruesome embarrassment? About twice a year, I get involved in a project that requires me to do some Android development; so, about twice a year, I re-launch Google's so-called..
"16.03.2017 05:44:54" social.techcrunch.com Seriously, this skull-drilling robot is good news for humanity When someone invents a robot specifically made to drill into the skulls of unconscious, immobile humans, you'd be forgiven for feeling a natural reaction.. The issue surrounds microsurgery
"16.03.2017 05:38:15" social.techcrunch.com WhatsApp brings back text Status it replaced with Stories The Snapchatification of everything has resulted in backlash for WhatsApp, prompting it to revive its text Status option while keeping its image-based..
"16.03.2017 03:58:09" social.techcrunch.com OceanGate plans an expedition to 3D scan the Titanic Seattle-based OceanGate Inc. this week announced plans for a manned expedition to study the R.M.S. Titanic, the world's most famous shipwreck. Fewer than.. A manned expedition to study the Titanic
"16.03.2017 03:37:16" social.techcrunch.com Uber's new in-app navigation is designed specifically for Uber drivers Uber's driver-facing app is getting big changes to its navigation experience, something Uber is doing to try to help make it easier for drivers to do their..
"16.03.2017 03:22:15" social.techcrunch.com With Alexa integration and mapping, iRobot aims to make Roomba the center of the smart home iRobot CEO Colin Angle has been repeating for some time now that the next step in the evolution of the company's hit Roomba vacuum is becoming a connective.. Roomba takes the next step up
"16.03.2017 02:55:41" social.techcrunch.com Bullish: The future of food on demand This week on Bullish, I sat down with DoorDash CEO Tony Xu to talk about the future of on-demand food delivery. In January, DoorDash teamed up with Starship.. Can humans and robots coexist in the food delivery space?
"16.03.2017 02:18:38" social.techcrunch.com Google expands its African startup initiatives Alphabet is committing to training another 1 million students under its Digital Skills for Africa program in the next 12 months. Google provides financial and capacity support to five African tech hubs in Kenya
"16.03.2017 01:54:05" social.techcrunch.com Google introduces Family Link, its own parental control software for Android Google has just one-upped Apple on mobile in a significant way: today the company today announced the launch of Family Link, an application for parents that.. Your move, Apple
"16.03.2017 01:22:05" social.techcrunch.com From your dorm room to your car: ethernet is back Wifi, DSRC, Bluetooth, NFC -- there are so many ways to connect without cables that ethernet seems retro, like a flip phone. But ethernet is staging a.. Ethernet is staging a comeback in our cars
"16.03.2017 00:58:56" social.techcrunch.com Jason Goldberg raises $400K more to turn Pepo into “the best place to host live conversation” Serial entrepreneur Jason Goldberg has famously had his ups and downs, most notably with the e-commerce company Fab.com. He hasn't stopped moving forward,.. The app lets you join live messaging communities
"16.03.2017 00:27:38" social.techcrunch.com Privacy hawks in Congress call on Homeland Security to warn Americans of SS7 hacking threat Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and California Representative Ted Lieu are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a mobile network vulnerability that..
"16.03.2017 00:19:38" social.techcrunch.com Serial founder and former Slack PM Simon Vallee is starting a personal productivity company Simon Vallee is exactly the kind of person who venture capitalists like to keep on their radar. He's Canadian, for one thing. (Everyone knows how nice.. The kind of person VCs like to keep on their radar
"15.03.2017 23:51:09" social.techcrunch.com GoPro will cut 270 more jobs More tough news for GoPro as it pre-announced its first-quarter earnings earlier today. While the company announced that revenue for the first part of 2017.. More tough news for GoPro
"15.03.2017 23:25:25" Crunch Report 3/15 DOJ accuses four people of Yahoo hack, Uber is solving its navigation problems and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2nc7qnl
"15.03.2017 22:50:29" social.techcrunch.com Private pictures and video of Emma Watson and other celebrities leak online Photos apparently stolen from Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried and other female celebrities have been posted on 4Chan and Reddit, drawing comparisons to a 2014.. The methodology used here is not yet clear
"15.03.2017 21:52:41" social.techcrunch.com LimeBike raises $12 million to roll out bike sharing without kiosks in the US A startup called LimeBike has raised $12 million in venture funding to make Chinese-style bike sharing mainstream in the US. Andreessen Horowitz led the round.. Another bike sharing contender on the rise
"15.03.2017 20:26:07" social.techcrunch.com Sirin, maker of the Solarin $14K smartphone, cuts 30 staff and weighs pivot So much for super-private, high-end phones for the super-rich? Sirin Labs, the startup that makes the Solarin, an Android-based smartphone released last May.. So much for super-private, high-end phones for the super-rich
"15.03.2017 20:04:39" social.techcrunch.com Yahoo hackers manipulated search results for 'erectile dysfunction medications' One of the hackers alleged to be responsible for a 2014 hack of Yahoo that affected half a billion users also manipulated search results in his favor to make.. Alexsey Belan has been charged multiple times with e-commerce fraud
"15.03.2017 20:02:05" social.techcrunch.com Credy looks to digitize personal lending in India Lending platform Credy is looking to change the way people gain access to personal loans in India. The company, which is currently a part of Y Combinator's.. India-based lending platform Credy is looking to change the way people gain access to personal loans.
"15.03.2017 19:49:46" social.techcrunch.com Twitter adds lacrosse to its live streamed sports lineup Twitter today announced another content partnership to bring more live-streamed sports to its social network -- this time, with the National Lacrosse League,.. Smaller audiences could add up for Twitter
"15.03.2017 19:26:54" social.techcrunch.com Uber rival Grab is opening R&D offices in India and Vietnam Grab, the main rival to Uber in Southeast Asia, is expanding its engineering footprint after announcing new development centers in India and Vietnam. The.. Grab claims 710,000 drivers across 39 cities in six countries in Southeast Asia
"15.03.2017 18:55:57" social.techcrunch.com Bill Gate's former chief science advisor has formed a $200M fund with another longtime colleague Biomatics Capital Partners, a new health care and life sciences venture firm, has closed its debut fund with $200 million, it's announcing this morning... A new firm on the rise
"15.03.2017 18:35:11" social.techcrunch.com WhatsApp brings back text Status it replaced with Stories The Snapchatification of everything has resulted in backlash for WhatsApp, prompting it to revive its text Status option while keeping its image-based.. Social apps must quickly react to feedback
"15.03.2017 18:14:25" social.techcrunch.com Teen quiz app Wishbone hacked, users' emails and phone numbers exposed Check your kid's phone for this app, ASAP: Wishbone, a popular quiz app for kids, tweens and teens, has been hacked, according to a report from Motherboard.. Check your kid's phone for this app, ASAP
"15.03.2017 17:46:35" social.techcrunch.com Airbnb, Lyft, Twilio and 55 other companies file opposition to Trump's revised travel ban Airbnb, Lyft and 56 other tech companies filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief this morning seeking to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.. Trump's second attempt faces opposition from tech
"15.03.2017 17:43:14" Roomba gets Alexa integration With Alexa integration and mapping, iRobot aims to make Roomba the center of the smart home http://tcrn.ch/2nFhstU
"15.03.2017 17:15:01" tcrn.ch DoJ accuses two Russian spies and two criminals of 2014 Yahoo hack The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed earlier reports and accused two Russian FSB officers and two criminal hackers of being behind the hacking of at.. These are the 4 defendants
"15.03.2017 16:35:50" social.techcrunch.com McDonald's begins testing Mobile Order & Pay ahead of nationwide launch McDonald's began testing mobile ordering and payments on Wednesday in select U.S. markets - the first to receive the technology as part of a pilot test aimed.. Mobile ordering is available in 29 restaurants
"15.03.2017 16:12:26" social.techcrunch.com Facebook's new “Town Hall” feature helps you find and contact your government reps In Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's nearly 6,000-word manifesto published last month, he laid out a number of global ambitions he had for the social network in.. Follow your reps with just a click
"15.03.2017 15:50:42" social.techcrunch.com Justice Department reportedly ready to charge 4 hackers in Yahoo breach The U.S. Department of Justice is ready to indict four people related to a hack of Yahoo affecting "hundreds of millions" of users, according to a Bloomberg.. Someone's got to pay
"15.03.2017 15:29:31" social.techcrunch.com Prominent Twitter accounts compromised after third-party app Twitter Counter hacked A number of prominent Twitter accounts were hacked to tweet Nazi messages after Twitter Counter, a popular tool for analyzing Twitter followers, was hacked... Accounts were hacked to tweet Nazi messages
"15.03.2017 15:28:46" social.techcrunch.com Facebook Stories, yet another Snapchat clone, is rolling out to users worldwide Facebook is introducing yet another feature that clones Snapchat Stories to its massive global userbase. Facebook Stories, a feature that puts photos that.. What do you think of Facebook Stories
"15.03.2017 14:01:41" social.techcrunch.com Uber's new in-app navigation is designed specifically for Uber drivers Uber's driver-facing app is getting big changes to its navigation experience, something Uber is doing to try to help make it easier for drivers to do their job without having to worry too much about switching apps or trusting navigations software designed Uber just launched a massive redesign of its in-app navigation experience, with the aim of improving service.
"15.03.2017 13:22:40" social.techcrunch.com Campaign Monitor acquires Tagga to boost email marketing with customer data Email marketing company Campaign Monitor is announcing that it has acquired Tagga. Founded in 2008, Tagga is a customer data platform, which means businesses.. The deal should result in even more personalized email marketing
"15.03.2017 11:10:30" social.techcrunch.com Apple is opening new stores in Downtown Miami, Cologne and Nanjing While Apple's retail team is currently remodeling all its stores, the company is also opening brand new stores around the world. Apple is opening a flagship store in Downtown Miami, a new store in a historic building in Cologne and a third store in You get a new store, everybody gets a new store
"15.03.2017 10:24:55" social.techcrunch.com Rockstars party, MCs invest Following the launch of Jay Z's new VC vehicle, Arrive, earlier this month, we did a data pull on how music industry moguls spend their ducats. And hip hop.. Hip hop artists are way ahead of rock stars in tech investments
"15.03.2017 09:42:05" social.techcrunch.com Sift raises $1.5 million to unlock your credit cards Did you know that your credit cards can do amazing things? Aside from drawing you into crippling debt while forcing you to be part of the vast cycle of.. Your credit cards can do amazing things
"15.03.2017 09:19:08" social.techcrunch.com N26 now has 300,000 customers and adds 1,000 users per day You'd think it would be a bit harder to get new users when your startup is a bank. But N26 is now available in 17 different European countries and has opened 300,000 bank accounts for its user base. Currently, a thousand people sign up to N26 every day. Every two seconds, N26 processes a MasterCard transaction
"15.03.2017 08:08:07" social.techcrunch.com Interactive fiction and the origins of the conversational interface It's 2017, and conversational interfaces (people talking with machines the same way they talk to other people) are everywhere. Siri has become a household.. Text enables experiences that traditional graphical user interfaces cannot provide
"15.03.2017 02:47:00" social.techcrunch.com Evolv raises $18 million for body scanners that don't cause long lines at security The only places where one used to worry about the possibility of mass casualties were “high-value targets,” like airports -- places that have scanners,.. Small ventures need advanced tech too
"15.03.2017 02:40:38" social.techcrunch.com Waze and Spotify partner for a seamless music and navigation experience
"15.03.2017 02:25:03" social.techcrunch.com ProducePay raises $77 million to revolutionize farm financing When Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck was growing up he always loved the work he saw going on around his family's farm. But without the aptitude for it, Schwarzbeck.. Millions in debt and equity
"15.03.2017 01:34:03" social.techcrunch.com Pegaswitch is an easy exploit toolkit for the Nintendo Switch A day after the world got confused whether or not the Switch was truly hacked, a group of programmers have released PegaSwitch, a "toolkit" that allows for.. A proof-of-concept that could lead to a jailbreak
"15.03.2017 00:18:15" social.techcrunch.com Tag Heuer maintains its commitment to Android Wear with a $1,600 modular smartwatch Emboldened by the surprise success of its $1,500 Connected smartwatch, Tag Heuer is back with something even more expensive. Starting at around $1,650, the.. TAG Heuer is back with another crazy expensive smartwatch
"15.03.2017 00:11:08" social.techcrunch.com Microsoft Teams launches to take on Slack
"14.03.2017 23:05:00" Crunch Report 3/14 Spotify partners with Waze, Intel acquires Mobileye and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2f2bVZz
"14.03.2017 22:42:09" social.techcrunch.com MIT lab's smart boots could keep astronauts on their feet If you've ever worn a spacesuit during a moonwalk or EVA, and I know a lot of you have, you were probably frustrated by how difficult it was to move around.. An alternative way to keep astronauts informed of their surroundings
"14.03.2017 22:13:40" social.techcrunch.com Apple hires security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski Jonathan Zdziarski has been a leading expert on Apple and iOS security and forensics for years — and now he's taking his expertise inside the company... Taking his expertise inside the company
"14.03.2017 21:25:52" social.techcrunch.com LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft's board LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman announced today that he's joined the board of directors at Microsoft. This follows Microsoft's $26.2 billion acquisition of.. The goal is to help LinkedIn grow as part of Microsoft
"14.03.2017 20:57:50" social.techcrunch.com Beek is the emoji-based book review site aiming to change e-commerce in Latin America Leveraging post-literate tools like YouTube and emojis to create a website and mobile app that allows people to review the books they're reading while they're.. A hackathon-born company
"14.03.2017 20:23:38" social.techcrunch.com Bill Maris's next gig after GV is a $100 million health and biotech fund It was happening, then it wasn't — but now it seems Bill Maris's venture fund might actually be more than vaporware. Maris, founder of Google.. Bill Maris is raising money again
"14.03.2017 19:29:15" social.techcrunch.com Facebook, Twitter still failing on hate speech in Germany Facebook and Twitter have once again been criticized in Germany for failures to promptly remove hate speech being spread via their platforms. The social networks are taking heat
"14.03.2017 18:52:49" social.techcrunch.com Mesosphere's DC/OS adds more one-click integrations Mesosphere is launching an updated version of its DC/OS platform for running microservices and big data applications in private and public clouds. Version 1.9.. And better support for machine learning workloads
"14.03.2017 18:25:14" social.techcrunch.com Euronet outbids Alibaba's Ant Financial with $1 billion offer for MoneyGram Alibaba's conquest to own a piece of the global money transfer industry just suffered a huge blow after Euronet outbid its fintech affiliate business for.. A huge blow for Alibaba
"14.03.2017 18:20:41" social.techcrunch.com You can now send and request money in Gmail on Android Google Wallet has been integrated into Gmail on the web since 2013, but today Google is rolling out a new integration on mobile. Starting today, users of the.. Exchanging money is as easy as attaching a file
"14.03.2017 18:01:48" social.techcrunch.com Hayo's Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device and yet it didn't go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up virtual buttons on a table to control all your connected For those of you who feel awkward shouting at a speaker across the room to control the lights
"14.03.2017 17:47:59" social.techcrunch.com Snapchat launches Bitmoji widget chat shortcuts for your homescreen Now you can instantly start chatting with your best friends on Snapchat. Instead of digging a chat thread out of Snapchat, users can select their favorite.. Snap returns to its roots as Facebook clones Stories
"14.03.2017 17:46:49" social.techcrunch.com Zenefits founder Parker Conrad launches new HR company called Rippling Parker Conrad's last venture at Zenefits didn't end so well with his departure as CEO and the company having to re-orient itself. But he's once again starting.. Conrad takes another crack at HR onboarding
"14.03.2017 17:43:39" social.techcrunch.com Roblox nabs $92 million to power its massive social gaming platform for kids Roblox has spent the greater part of the millennium creating a cool place for kids to play a diverse collection of games inside a single cross-platform world.. Capturing kids' attention can be expensive
"14.03.2017 17:35:36" social.techcrunch.com VICE is the latest to produce original shows for Snapchat Like Twitter, Snapchat's pitch is that it's more than just a social sharing and messaging app - it's a place to consume media, too. Today, the company is.. Starting with a dating series
"14.03.2017 17:18:46" social.techcrunch.com Delivery management platform Bringg raises $10 million to help any business take on Amazon Bringg, a startup taking advantage of the shift toward faster, more transparent on-demand delivery, has raised an additional $10 million in Series B funding,.. Better delivery features
"14.03.2017 16:51:02" social.techcrunch.com Nintendo releases three-part video series about that insanely good Zelda game Nintendo shared three behind-the-scenes videos on its YouTube channel about Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Many thought the Nintendo Switch had a pretty thin launch lineup with Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the only big production. But anybody around you who The making of the most fascinating game of the year
"14.03.2017 16:25:26" social.techcrunch.com Teams, Microsoft's Slack rival, opens to all Office 365 users After unveiling a limited preview of Teams in November last year, Microsoft is now rolling out its collaboration and communication platform, positioned as.. Available and free
"14.03.2017 16:24:42" social.techcrunch.com Baker raises $3.5 million to become a “Salesforce for pot” As the legal cannabis industry grows in the U.S., competition for customers is heating up. Now, a startup called Baker Technologies Inc. has raised $3.5.. The legal cannabis industry is heating up
"14.03.2017 16:23:54" social.techcrunch.com New York City sues Verizon for not completing citywide fiber network New York City has slapped Verizon with a lawsuit that claims the telecommunications conglomerate broke a 2008 contract to provide citywide fiber coverage,.. Depriving residents of competitively priced options
"14.03.2017 16:22:55" social.techcrunch.com Spotify and Waze partner to play music and navigate seamlessly Driving in a car and listening to music go hand in hand, and now a new partnership between music streaming app Spotify and navigation app Waze hopes to make.. Quit app-switching while driving
"14.03.2017 14:34:49" social.techcrunch.com Okta IPO filing marks public market tipping point for SaaS Vendors Wall Street could be finally ready to accept that model and the long path to profitability that tends to be part and parcel of this approach. Frank Dickson,.. Wall Street accepts SaaS now
"14.03.2017 13:32:37" social.techcrunch.com Jigsaw and The Washington Post try to explain tech jargon with their new Sideways Dictionary When it comes to understanding and writing about technology, one of the biggest challenges is dealing with all the insider-y terminology — particularly.. Basically, it's like Urban Dictionary for tech terminology
"14.03.2017 13:01:57" social.techcrunch.com Revolut users can now apply for credit in just a few minutes Just a few weeks after N26 started offering credit in Germany, fintech startup Revolut is also launching a brand new credit feature for U.K. users. Behind the.. Getting a credit line is becoming as easy as posting a photo on Instagram
"14.03.2017 05:27:33" social.techcrunch.com Former VP of design at Wealthfront discusses career paths for designers, Facebook, and more Kate Aronowitz was the vice president of design at Wealthfront. Before that, she was a designer director at Facebook where she built their team from 20-200.. Good advice for designers
"14.03.2017 02:25:21" social.techcrunch.com Swiss researchers are developing edible robots made of gelatin A new paper released by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) details the creation of gelatin-based actuators, a.. Robots, yum
"14.03.2017 02:21:00" MIT Haptic Boots MIT lab's smart boots could keep astronauts on their feet http://tcrn.ch/2mDI9jc
"14.03.2017 00:56:51" social.techcrunch.com Skuid raises $24 million for its “codeless” app development toolkit Pitching a "codeless" user interface that allows anyone in a business to develop applications for business intelligence, Skuid has raised $25 million in new.. New financing for a Chattanooga-based startup
"14.03.2017 00:22:53" social.techcrunch.com Hailo app being parked in London as mytaxi migration kicks off Uber alternative Hailo, which lets people hail a licensed taxi via smartphone app, is coming to the end of the road in London, as users are now being urged to.. Another Uber alternative
"13.03.2017 23:48:56" social.techcrunch.com Flyr launches an app for rapid creation of Snapchat Discover-style stories Pundits like talking about how Snapchat is the future of media (plus video, plus augmented reality, plus the industry of your choice), and it's attracted.. Create your own Snapchat-style stories, and post them anywhere
"13.03.2017 23:48:40" Crunch Report 3/13 Intel buys Mobileye for $15.3 billion, Pandora launches on-demand tier and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2mljnUe
"13.03.2017 23:38:21" social.techcrunch.com Whisper launches new tool to automate article creation from its user-generated content After months spent watching other anonymous messaging and sharing apps come and go, Whisper is coming back to the market with a new product, a massive.. Whisper tries a new approach
"13.03.2017 22:29:56" social.techcrunch.com Identity management software provider Okta files for $100M IPO It looks like Snap's (at least perceived) successful IPO has officially opened the window: following Yext officially filing for an IPO this afternoon,.. Snap has opened the IPO window
"13.03.2017 21:46:50" social.techcrunch.com Sir Tim Berners-Lee warns of the threats to today's web Sir Tim Berners-Lee doesn't issue too many proclamations, but those he does are usually quite sensible. The latest, occasioned by the 28th anniversary of Sir.. A big company can dedicate millions to figuring out how best to target individuals by collating information from across a dozen platforms
"13.03.2017 21:03:19" Doug slims down his MacBook charger Sick of your chunky MacBook charger? Check out this alternative
"13.03.2017 20:39:10" social.techcrunch.com Yext files for IPO Yext, the company that powers location data in search results, has revealed its IPO filing. The company will be able to join the stock market as soon as.. The business will be able to join the stock market as soon as April
"13.03.2017 20:09:31" social.techcrunch.com Viber is the latest messaging app to clone Snapchat with new 'Secret Chat' feature Everyone is cloning Snap right now, but messaging app Viber has gone back to the old school by copying Snapchat's core ephemeral messaging feature. Unlike.. Everyone is cloning Snap right now
"13.03.2017 19:45:24" social.techcrunch.com Apple releases new ad with real-life iMessage stickers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBfk1TIWptI Apple just published a new video ad on its YouTube channel. I've been writing about recent Apple ads because they've been a bit more creative than your average consumer electronics ad. This time is no exception Do you use stickers in iMessage?
"13.03.2017 19:45:02" social.techcrunch.com With PlayStation Now, you'll soon be able to play PS4 games on your PC Sony just announced that PlayStation 4 games are coming soon to the PlayStation Now cloud gaming service. It means that gamers will be able to pay a subscription fee and stream PS4 games to their PlayStation 4 or PC. There are currently 450 games in the And you don't even need a gaming PC
"13.03.2017 19:31:43" social.techcrunch.com Yahoo's 4K Excalibur patents in search, mobile, cloud and more valued at $740M The slow progression of the sale of Yahoo to Verizon -- first announced in July 2016 but delayed in part because of massive data breach disclosures -- took.. Another step in the Verizon/Yahoo sale complete
"13.03.2017 19:10:23" social.techcrunch.com YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends Looking to turn watching YouTube videos into a more social experience, a team from Google's internal incubator, Area 120, has launched Uptime, an app that.. Making video watching more social
"13.03.2017 18:47:14" social.techcrunch.com Facebook tells developers not use data for surveillance In response to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Color of Change and the Center for Media Justice, Facebook announced today that it will.. Just because Facebook says surveillance is against the rules doesn't mean that developers will listen
"13.03.2017 18:23:44" social.techcrunch.com Pandora's on-demand music service finally arrives Pandora's long-awaited alternative to Spotify has arrived today. The company this morning announced the debut of a new paid tier to its streaming service.. Pandora's long-awaited alternative to Spotify is here
"13.03.2017 18:14:22" social.techcrunch.com New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show Several new iPad models have been spotted being tested in Cupertino and nearby locations -- potentially confirming earlier rumors of a planned iPad refresh.. New iPads in the wild
"13.03.2017 17:38:44" social.techcrunch.com Engie, the car diagnostics app and mechanic marketplace, launches in UK Engie, the Israeli startup that offers a car diagnostics device and app to enable you to better understand the health of your car, tied to a marketplace for.. Claiming 100,000 registered users
"13.03.2017 16:26:17" social.techcrunch.com The argument for and against Facebook Messenger Day The stakes are high as Facebook gambles its messaging user base on a bet to beat Snapchat at its own game. Some people are downright pissed that Facebook.. 12 reasons to hate or tolerate Messenger Day
"13.03.2017 16:01:23" social.techcrunch.com With $4M in funding, VentureApp wants to be WhatsApp for your professional network Boston-based VentureApp wants to make business messaging easier, by becoming the online and mobile chat hub for its users' professional contacts and business.. VentureApp wants to be WhatsApp for your professional network
"13.03.2017 15:16:57" High Res - Kate Aronowitz (teaser) The former VP of Design at Wealthfront and Designer Director at Facebook discusses the different paths a designer can take http://tcrn.ch/2mSomil
"13.03.2017 15:02:39" social.techcrunch.com Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak In what amounts to a an innocuous but important proof-of-concept a hacker called LiveOverflow has released a jailbreak that allows you to run arbitrary code.. Genius
"13.03.2017 14:45:20" social.techcrunch.com Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel First they partnered, and now comes the acquisition: the computing giant Intel has confirmed that it is acquiring Mobileye, a leader in computer vision for.. The biggest-ever acquisition of an Israeli tech company
"13.03.2017 10:10:54" social.techcrunch.com Omidyar Network and the Anti-Defamation League are launching a center to combat cyberhate With hate crimes reportedly on the rise across the country and online, the Anti-Defamation League is setting up a new outpost in Silicon Valley, backed by.. Silicon Valley is using tech to fight back
"13.03.2017 07:09:47" social.techcrunch.com Bittercoin: true blockchain believers vs. the trough of disillusionment The last 12 months have seemed an annus horribilis in the cryptocurrency world. The Bitcoin community is still fighting its years-old esoteric-to-an-outsider.. What is the future of Bitcoin?
"13.03.2017 04:08:34" social.techcrunch.com Facebook Messenger's PM director Martinazzi leaves after launching Day Completing almost 8 years at Facebook, Director of Product Management Peter Martinazzi has left the company. His last product, Messenger Day, shipped on.. A Facebook "OG" leaves the company
"13.03.2017 03:58:34" social.techcrunch.com Tesla's new Kauai solar facility is a peek at Tesla's long-term future
"13.03.2017 02:49:08" social.techcrunch.com At the Geneva Motor Show, the beautiful… and the damned? Passing by the glittering, luxury cars, with models draped elegantly over the hoods, you might get the impression that you were witnessing the height of power.. Checking out the future of cars
"13.03.2017 02:08:28" techcrunch.com Austin is fine without Uber and Lyft…until it isn't After spending a few days in Austin, which lost Uber and Lyft almost a year ago, I started brainstorming a post about how the city was doing just fine..
"13.03.2017 00:41:45" social.techcrunch.com CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna shines hope on the future of genetic modification at SXSW Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR Cas9 technology, or the ability to program genes using a special enzyme, spoke about the promises of this technology on.. The technology has many different applications
"12.03.2017 23:33:47" social.techcrunch.com The Ken wants to fix business journalism in India with a subscription model Four former reporters and entrepreneurs are attempting to fix India's "broken" business media landscape and simultaneously prove that there's an audience.. It wants to prove there is an audience and a business for quality journalism
"12.03.2017 22:01:00" social.techcrunch.com Can your smart home be used against you in court? First responders found a body floating in a hot tub. The home's resident, James Andrew Bates, told authorities he'd found the body of Victor Collins dead.. An Amazon Echo is the center of a murder case
"12.03.2017 19:33:52" social.techcrunch.com That time Facebook went too far Facebook's attempts to clone Snapchat know no limit. The social networking giant is in the enviable position of owning a number of the world's most used.. Facebook's efforts to clone Snapchat know no boundaries
"12.03.2017 12:14:51" social.techcrunch.com Why Nintendo Switch is amazing now, despite a small launch game lineup Nintendo's Switch feels almost like a minimum viable product when it comes to software – the menu, when you boot the console initially, looks like a.. A seriously great console experience
"12.03.2017 08:56:10" social.techcrunch.com Can't think of a name for your startup? Naming Matters can help A few years ago, I launched a daily email newsletter, and I was ecstatic to be striking out on my own for the first time. Alas, just a few weeks after filing..
"12.03.2017 07:29:10" social.techcrunch.com Hands-on with Messenger Day, Facebook's new Snapchat clone
"12.03.2017 02:29:10" social.techcrunch.com IBM researchers have proved data storage in a single atom
"11.03.2017 23:04:14" social.techcrunch.com Sudden Coffee aims to stir up instant brewing with third-wave tech The world of coffee is one often torn between the old and the new, traditional brewing techniques and the latest, coolest method. But if there's one area.. Instant coffee could use some disruption
"11.03.2017 21:56:03" social.techcrunch.com Watch all six episodes of the series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain Watch full episodes of our series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain. It features Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, Nathaniel Popper, and more. The blockchain explained
"11.03.2017 18:29:18" social.techcrunch.com Facebook Messenger's PM director Martinazzi leaves after launching Day After almost 8 years at Facebook, Director of Product Management Peter Martinazzi has left the company. His last product, Messenger Day, shipped on Thursday... Messenger now has to figure out what it really is
"11.03.2017 17:35:01" social.techcrunch.com Bitcoin drops 15% after the SEC rejects the Winklevoss ETF The SEC just issued their ruling on the Winkelevoss bitcoin ETF, and it wasn't good news for enthusiasts of the digital currency. Regulators rejected the.. Bad news for Bitcoin enthusiasts
"11.03.2017 10:29:26" social.techcrunch.com Google goes after Slack and splits Hangouts into Chat and Meet Google's messaging strategy can be confusing, but if there's one thing that's clear after today's Cloud Next keynote, it's that the company is doubling down..
"11.03.2017 08:33:27" social.techcrunch.com If Snap buys Twitter, it could satiate its appetite for further acquisitions
"11.03.2017 04:31:53" social.techcrunch.com Why we're ditching Demo Days Demo Days are not the best way to help most entrepreneurs get the funding they need. And in the long run, they are not helpful for investors, or the broader.. The best investments happen because of relationships, not pitches
"11.03.2017 04:30:00" Crunch Report 3/9 $314 tie made from spiderwebs, Oculus CEO suing ZeniMax for $22.5M and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2mvngIQ
"11.03.2017 04:07:04" social.techcrunch.com Self-driving coalition gains safety and mobility members The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets -- founded in April 2016 by Ford, Lyft, Uber, Volvo, and Waymo -- doubled its membership this week. But rather.. The coalition just doubled its membership
"11.03.2017 03:40:40" social.techcrunch.com Google's new machine learning API recognizes objects in videos At its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, Google today announced the launch of a new machine learning API for automatically recognizing objects in.. Automatically extract entities from a video
"11.03.2017 03:11:16" social.techcrunch.com Tinder Select is a secret, members-only version of the app Tinder has been operating a members-only version of the platform called Tinder Select, which is meant to serve only the elite users on the app, including.. Turns out Tinder has a cool kids club too
"11.03.2017 02:50:44" social.techcrunch.com How The Last Mile helped Kenyatta Leal walk from prison in San Quentin to a job in tech Prison spending is 5x more than Higher Education and ~10% of the US prison population is in California. Part of the reason why people return to prison after.. The tech skills he learned in prison landed him a job
"11.03.2017 02:23:50" social.techcrunch.com Wanted: Founders in favor of tenured voting It's hard to get too worked up about unequal voting rights, which are seen by public market investors as giving founders too much control, while viewed by.. Snap has taken the structure to an unprecedented extreme
"11.03.2017 01:47:56" social.techcrunch.com Hulu's new live TV service scores A&E's channels, loses Viacom Hulu's forthcoming live TV streaming service is starting to shape up. Today, the company announced it scored a deal with A&E Networks, which will bring.. Hulu's live TV streaming service is starting to shape up
"11.03.2017 01:18:50" social.techcrunch.com UK broadband giant BT agrees legal separation from pipes-controller, Openreach Startups in the U.K. will be hoping for better performance from the local broadband market after telecoms regulator Ofcom agreed to a deal with the country's.. Openreach will still be owned by BT but will be more independent
"11.03.2017 00:53:26" social.techcrunch.com Watch Zelda's directors go deep on creating the masterpiece that is Breath Of The Wild The newest Zelda game, Breath Of The Wild, is — and I say this without any attempt at being hyperbolic — an instant masterpiece. I won't go so far as to call it the best game of all time — but if such a title can exist objectively, this one is certainly They know they've made something amazing
"11.03.2017 00:45:13" social.techcrunch.com JobToday inks $35M media-for-equity deal with European broadcasters Job finder app, JobToday, has inked a new media for equity deal worth $35 million. Another startup pursuing the media for equity route
"11.03.2017 00:08:52" social.techcrunch.com Pocket's new iMessage app just made sharing stories via chat a whole lot easier Pocket, the smart bookmarking and content discovery service that was recently acquired by Mozilla, just launched an iMessage app that is pretty nifty for.. An iMessage app that might actually be useful
"10.03.2017 23:53:07" social.techcrunch.com Activist Brittany Packnett is coming to Disrupt NY Words cannot express my excitement, but they'll have to do. Brittany Packnett, VP of National Community Alliances at Teach For America and co-founder of.. She'll discuss technology's role in social justice activism
"10.03.2017 23:44:26" social.techcrunch.com Oculus catches a break as TRT lawsuit is dismissed In its quest to embrace a virtual world, Oculus has had to spend a lot of time navigating the legal world. Today, they seemed to have caught a good break. A.. Oculus sure has spent a lot of time navigating the legal world
"10.03.2017 23:29:27" social.techcrunch.com Hyperloop One reveals first images and video of full-scale test track
"10.03.2017 23:06:13" social.techcrunch.com Houston, Kalanick and Zuck walk into a headline And a bar called SPiN, where photos of them playing ping-pong have the tech media in a great mood this Friday morning. The reason? At the same time as.. It's still unclear if Zuckerberg and Kalanick knew that the “Babes & Balls” party was going down at SPiN
"10.03.2017 22:58:12" social.techcrunch.com Banned crime reporting app Vigilante returns as Citizen, says its 'report incident' feature will be pulled Remember Vigilante? The controversial crime reporting app was kicked out of the App Store in November shortly after its release because Apple believed it.. The app encourages live streaming
"10.03.2017 22:44:00" Pebby pet monitor Pebby makes long-distance pet relationships more fun http://tcrn.ch/2mojX4r
"10.03.2017 22:36:25" social.techcrunch.com Weekly Roundup: WikiLeaks strikes again, Google outlines cloud strategy This week saw two huge tech funding rounds for Airbnb and Instacart, Google held its Next event in San Francisco to outline its cloud strategy moving forward..
"10.03.2017 22:31:03" social.techcrunch.com Chinese dating app Momo sees record revenue growth thanks to live streaming Momo, China's top location-based social networking app, has continued its impressive user growth from last year and added solid financial figures to back it.. Live streaming drives growth
"10.03.2017 22:08:44" social.techcrunch.com Verizon Ventures and R/GA partner to launch a digital media “venture studio” Verizon Ventures and R/GA are announcing a new program called the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio. Stephen Plumlee, R/GA's global COO and managing partner.. The deadline to apply is May 30
"10.03.2017 22:08:26" social.techcrunch.com Google partners with VCs to host its own machine learning startup competition On the heels of acquiring data science community Kaggle, Google is launching a machine learning competition of its own for startups. Google is targeting.. Targeting early-stage companies taking an innovative approach to machine learning
"10.03.2017 21:41:18" social.techcrunch.com That time Facebook went too far Facebook's attempts to clone Snapchat know no limit. The social networking giant is in the enviable position of owning a number of the world's most used.. Facebook's attempts to clone Snapchat know no limit
"10.03.2017 21:21:14" social.techcrunch.com Oculus introduces Facebook livestreaming, Oculus Voice in new update Explaining what VR is like can be a pretty daunting task. Today, Facebook and Oculus are making it a bit easer to share VR experiences with your friends and.. Making VR a bit easier to explain
"10.03.2017 21:03:39" social.techcrunch.com Waymo files for an injunction against Uber's self-driving tech Waymo has taken the next step it ints suit against Uber, which it says took confidential proprietary information regarding how to make its custom-built LiDAR components for use in Uber's autonomous driving technology. The suit alleges that Otto founder Waymo files for an injunction against Uber's self-driving tech
"10.03.2017 20:55:33" social.techcrunch.com NFL's Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA Food delivery startups abound in the U.S., but few of them deliver to customers in second cities and smaller towns. From early pioneers like Grubhub to newer.. Making takeout more convenient outside of the biggest cities
"10.03.2017 20:23:07" social.techcrunch.com Chowbotics raises $5 million for salad-making robots Chowbotics Inc. has landed $5 million in a Series A round of venture funding to develop what it's calling food service robots. These are machines designed.. Named Sally, of course
"10.03.2017 18:59:49" social.techcrunch.com Twitch to relaunch Curse, acquired last year, as the more social Twitch Desktop App Hot on the heels of rolling out its own version of Twitter, called Pulse, video game streaming site Twitch today announced its new desktop application, Twitch.. Twitch continues to roll out social features
"10.03.2017 18:59:19" social.techcrunch.com Google in the cloud This is a pivotal week for Google Cloud Platform. As it hosts its annual Google Cloud Next Conference in San Francisco, it will offer the usual lineup of..
"10.03.2017 18:01:38" social.techcrunch.com Planet's new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images Planet, the global imaging company that recently acquired Google's Terra Bella satellite imaging business, is introducing a new tool called Planet Explorer beta that allows its users to view how its image capture of Earth from space change over time. It's Planet's new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images
"10.03.2017 17:01:34" social.techcrunch.com Tesla's Kauai solar storage facility offers a glimpse of the company's future Tesla's solar installation on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is not just a product launch of the company – it's the first real proof the company's offering up that its acquisition of SolarCity is not only smart, but necessary.Necessary, because it will help Tesla's new Kauai solar facility is a peek at what the company sees in its long-term future.
"10.03.2017 16:58:09" Best Uber Alternatives Done with Uber? Here are some alternatives http://tcrn.ch/2nbnJOx
"10.03.2017 16:50:11" social.techcrunch.com Regulators clamp down on UberX in Hong Kong and Thailand Uber's crisis PR activities have returned to relative normality in Asia after the U.S. firm ran into fresh issues with government regulators in two countries.. Asia has been a mixed bag of results for Uber
"10.03.2017 16:25:42" social.techcrunch.com Oculus CTO John Carmack is suing ZeniMax for $22.5 million The feud between Oculus and ZeniMax Media is opening up once again, this time with the CTO of Oculus, John Carmack, suing his former employer for earnings.. Carmack says he has not been fully paid for the 2009 sale of his game studio
"10.03.2017 16:03:04" tcrn.ch Facebook scores a deal to live stream Major League Soccer matches As competition in the live streaming space heats up, Facebook has scored a significant deal that will allow it to stream at least 22 live Major League Soccer.. Facebook locks up a major sports deal
"10.03.2017 15:48:24" sxswtechcrunchparty.splashthat.com TechCrunch's SXSW Party Join TechCrunch and Splash for an awesome afternoon event during SXSW Interactive Last chance to RSVP for our SXSW party with free beer and live music!
"10.03.2017 14:01:50" social.techcrunch.com Bolt Threads debuts its first product, a tie made from spiderwebs It may not look like a bunch of cobwebs knit together, but the tie you see above was spun from the same material spiders spin out from their behind. The difference is this thread was mass produced from fermented microbial poop instead and it's the first Would you wear it?
"10.03.2017 13:13:04" social.techcrunch.com Watch 'High Resolution,' a video series about design Ever wonder how design has helped drive success for businesses like Airbnb, Facebook, Slack and IBM? How about how their teams are structured? How.. We've teamed up with High Resolution for a new series about design
"10.03.2017 10:10:50" social.techcrunch.com How baby dolls, mine sweepers and Mars rovers led iRobot to the Roomba The iRobot museum is located in the main building of its Bedford, Massachusetts headquarters. It's more of a hallway, really, tucked behind a security door.. A history lined with breakthroughs and misfires
"10.03.2017 08:34:59" social.techcrunch.com Rethinking return on education investment A new generation of tech-enabled startups are beginning to reimagine how students finance their education. Higher ed's transformation is fueling a.. The intersection of fintech and edtech is not without risk
"10.03.2017 07:37:00" Tufts' trusting robots Robots are learning how to trust http://tcrn.ch/2m4M470
"10.03.2017 07:11:04" social.techcrunch.com Google goes after Slack and splits Hangouts into Chat and Meet Google's messaging strategy can be confusing, but if there's one thing that's clear after today's Cloud Next keynote, it's that the company is doubling down..
"10.03.2017 06:11:02" social.techcrunch.com Teaching robots how to trust The word “trust” pops up a lot in conversations about human-robot interactions. In recent years, it's crossed an important threshold from the.. You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs
"10.03.2017 04:30:00" Crunch Report 3/9 Airbnb raises a $1 billion Series F, Mark Zuckerberg is having baby 2.0 and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2lJ9mnr
"10.03.2017 03:56:43" social.techcrunch.com NASA's interplanetary radar spots tiny derelict satellite in forgotten lunar orbit Radar can detect things like asteroids millions of miles away, and it's easy to track satellites in Earth's orbit, but there are middle distances that aren't.. Not an alien spacecraft, but still super cool
"10.03.2017 00:55:21" social.techcrunch.com SD2 launches platform to help startups get cloud billing under control SD2 released a new cloud management platform today it's calling CloudOps.ai to help startups, especially in emerging markets, control and manage cloud costs.. Helping startups manage cloud costs on AWS
"10.03.2017 00:31:27" social.techcrunch.com Done with Uber? Here are some alternatives I have to admit I'm pretty reliant on Uber. With a subpar public transportation system, the ridesharing app makes it significantly easier to find my way.. Other options for getting around town
"10.03.2017 00:28:57" social.techcrunch.com DeepMind says no quick fix for verifying health data access Why should you trust an advertising giant with the most sensitive personal data you possess: aka your medical records? That's the hugely sticky issue.. Why should you trust an advertising giant with the most sensitive personal data you possess?
"10.03.2017 00:06:48" social.techcrunch.com Triplebyte expands its recruiting platform beyond YC and signs up Apple and Facebook Triplebyte wants to make recruiting and technical screening for tech companies more efficient. The screening process happens background-blind, so instead.. Making technical screening for tech companies more efficient
"09.03.2017 23:40:55" social.techcrunch.com Google's Cloud Platform improves its free tier and adds always-free compute and storage services Google today quietly launched an improved always-free tier and trial program for its Cloud Platform. The free tier, which now offers enough power to run a.. An improved always-free tier
"09.03.2017 23:34:55" social.techcrunch.com Plex's hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud, opens to all After a couple of stops and starts - and some concerns - media player software maker Plex is opening up its online service known as Plex Cloud to all paying.. Now exiting beta
"09.03.2017 23:06:17" social.techcrunch.com The Gameband is the ultimate wrist gaming solution for playing Pong Ready for some XTREME WRIST GAMING ACTION? Sure you are. But here's the Gameband, a new smartwatch for gamers that lets you play simple games on a tiny,.. Ready for some extreme wrist gaming action?
"09.03.2017 22:53:06" We're live discussing the financial performances of Snap, Instacart and Airbnb
"09.03.2017 22:37:45" social.techcrunch.com Dymon Asia announces first close of its debut $50M fund for fintech Hedge fund Dymon Asia is getting into the venture capital game after it announced its maiden fund. Dymon Asia Ventures is focused on fintech deals and it is.. The hedge fund is getting into the venture capital game
"09.03.2017 22:03:44" social.techcrunch.com Gboard gets upgraded with instant translation, GIF & emoji suggestions and more Gboard, Google's attempt to further infiltrate your phone by way of a keyboard application, is rolling out an update this morning that will introduce a.. Emoji suggestions as you type
"09.03.2017 21:42:33" social.techcrunch.com The Kairos Society, an organization for young entrepreneurs, has raised its own venture fund The Kairos Society isn't just trying to bring the next generation of entrepreneurs together — it's investing in their companies, too. The organization.. This young entrepreneurship group is ready to write checks
"09.03.2017 21:25:37" social.techcrunch.com Korea's top financial services startup lands $48M from PayPal and others Viva Republic, the company behind Korean financial services app Toss, has closed a $48 million Series C funding round which includes a strategic investment.. Viva Republic closes a big Series C
"09.03.2017 20:58:00" social.techcrunch.com Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with “potentially sensitive content” Twitter confirmed it's testing a new feature that flags users' profiles as potentially including "sensitive content." When you click on one of these.. Users can mark themselves as someone who tweets sensitive content
"09.03.2017 20:53:58" social.techcrunch.com Snap opens second Spectacles pop-up shop in Venice, LA Snap today took another step on its quest to truly become the "camera company" it says it is. Following the November 21st launch and subsequent February 2oth.. Spectacles for all!
"09.03.2017 20:52:54" social.techcrunch.com Google's Compute Engine now offers machines with up to 64 CPU cores, 416GB of RAM Google is doubling the maximum number of CPU cores developers can use with a single virtual machine on its Compute Engine service from 32 to 64. These.. Google doubles down
"09.03.2017 20:34:37" social.techcrunch.com Sling TV expands access to its Cloud DVR Dish's streaming TV service, Sling TV, is today launching its new Cloud DVR feature to more customers through a "First Look" early access program. The DVR was.. Streaming TV competition heats up
"09.03.2017 20:30:00" How Facebook Messenger evolved into a chat camera How Facebook Messenger evolved into a chat camera http://tcrn.ch/2mCVN8k
"09.03.2017 20:08:49" social.techcrunch.com Blumberg closes $200 million dollar fund Blumberg Capital is announcing the close of its fourth fund. The team will be managing $200 million, an increase from the $150 million in the prior fund... Investing in early-stage enterprise, security and fintech startups
"09.03.2017 19:42:01" social.techcrunch.com Facebook's unfair Instant Articles now let sites show more ads Facebook's Instant Articles were always a bad deal for news outlets. While quick to load so they drove more readers, the hosted-on-Facebook mobile web format.. Facebook is cutting publishers a better arrangement
"09.03.2017 19:34:52" social.techcrunch.com Google makes it easier for companies to transfer data to its cloud On stage today at Google's Cloud Next conference, the company announced a series of new tools to assist users with data preparation and integration. The.. Updates to bolster the agility of Google Cloud for businesses
"09.03.2017 19:18:21" social.techcrunch.com Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are expecting another baby girl Mark Zuckerberg is sure to get a ridiculous amount of likes for his latest post. The Facebook founder, now 32, posted this morning on his Facebook profile page he and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a second daughter. The couple had some difficulty You know those couples always talking about their babies and posting photos of their kids on Facebook? ;)
"09.03.2017 19:12:42" social.techcrunch.com Names and definitions of leaked CIA hacking tools The WikiLeaks-hosted "Vault7" collection of documents allegedly leaked from within the CIA's Computer Operations Group is a messy mix of jargon, incomplete.. This list is by no means comprehensive or authoritative
"09.03.2017 18:56:31" social.techcrunch.com Google in the cloud This is a pivotal week for Google Cloud Platform. As it hosts its annual Google Cloud Next Conference in San Francisco, it will offer the usual lineup of.. Google is fighting to carve out its place in the cloud market
"09.03.2017 18:41:16" social.techcrunch.com Google goes after Slack and splits Hangouts into Chat and Meet Google's messaging strategy can be confusing, but if there's one thing that's clear after today's Cloud Next keynote, it's that the company is doubling down.. The current Hangouts app isn't going away, but it won't be around forever
"09.03.2017 18:39:38" social.techcrunch.com Google acquires AppBridge to help enterprises move their files to its cloud services Google today announced it has acquired AppBridge, a company that specializes in helping businesses move their files and data into the Google Cloud platform... Using AppBridge, businesses can move their on-premise data to Google Drive
"09.03.2017 18:38:57" social.techcrunch.com Google updates Drive with a focus on its business users Google today announced a number of major updates to Drive, its online file storage service, which all aim to make it more useful for the company's business.. Google wants Drive to be a better service for teams
"09.03.2017 18:36:33" social.techcrunch.com Google adds add-on support to Gmail Here's some welcome news for Gmail users: Google is adding support for third-party add-ons that can integrate directly into the service. There are plenty of.. Welcome news for Gmail users
"09.03.2017 18:36:05" social.techcrunch.com Google's Jamboard will cost $5,000, plus an annual management fee Google's delivering on its promise of keeping its interactive whiteboard under $6,000. Priced at $4,999, the Jamboard is just a hair more expensive than the.. Google's delivering on its promise of keeping its interactive whiteboard under $6,000
"09.03.2017 18:31:17" social.techcrunch.com Simplifeye gets $3 million to make wearables part of your doctor's workflow New York-based Simplifeye thinks it can improve the productivity of the people who work in your doctor's or dentist's office, by making patient information.. Simplifeye wants to bring wearables into your doctor's office
"09.03.2017 18:31:17" social.techcrunch.com New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages Google announced that an entirely overhauled version of App Engine was generally available as of today. It made the announcement at Google Cloud Next being.. Update offers developers flexiblity
"09.03.2017 18:24:44" social.techcrunch.com Google integrates Firebase deeper into its Cloud Platform Firebase, the mobile app development platform Google acquired in 2014, is getting a major update at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today... A major update
"09.03.2017 17:57:22" social.techcrunch.com Google launches committed-use discounts for its Cloud Platform At its Cloud Next event in San Francisco, Google today announced the beta of a new pricing option for virtual machines on its Google Compute Platform. These.. A new pricing option for virtual machines
"09.03.2017 17:53:44" social.techcrunch.com Google Cloud adds three new GCP regions Today at Google Cloud Next in San Francisco, the company announced three new regions for its Google Cloud Platform. The Netherlands, Canada and California are.. Three new regions
"09.03.2017 17:32:21" social.techcrunch.com Google is the latest company to brush off most of the Wikileaks vulnerabilities WikiLeaks dumped thousands of alleged CIA documents online yesterday that contained lists of vulnerabilities in popular tech products, sending companies.. Users concerned about the security of their devices must update to the latest software
"09.03.2017 17:08:33" social.techcrunch.com Ford details some of the big hardware challenges to overcome in self-driving Ford's still keen on its mission of delivering a fleet of self-driving vehicles in operation by 2021, but their remain significant technical hurdles to.. Ford details some of the biggest challenges to overcome in self-driving tech
"09.03.2017 16:57:34" FB Launches Messenger Day Facebook Messenger Day launches as a Snapchat Stories clone for making plans http://tcrn.ch/2lHq1b8
"09.03.2017 16:34:48" social.techcrunch.com China's Didi Chuxing opens U.S. lab to develop AI and self-driving car tech China's Uber rival Didi Chuxing has officially opened its U.S.-based research lab. The new center is part of a move to suck up talent beyond Didi's current.. A move to suck up talent
"09.03.2017 16:32:20" social.techcrunch.com Watch day 2 of Google Cloud Next developer conference live right here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwnWfHq2EfQ Yesterday was just the beginning of Google's Cloud Next conference. The company talked about the vision for Google Cloud. Today will be all about product announcements that are going to make your life easier as Get ready for some big cloud announcements from Google
"09.03.2017 16:31:49" social.techcrunch.com Airbnb closes $1B round at $31B valuation, profitable as of 2H 2016, no plans for IPO After the vacation marketplace Airbnb last year filed SEC forms raising $555.5 million, today the company filed a new form D that has closed off its Series.. Airbnb turned profitable in the second half of 2016
"09.03.2017 16:01:57" social.techcrunch.com Hugging Face wants to become your artificial BFF Meet Hugging Face, a new chatbot app for bored teenagers. The New York-based startup is creating a fun and emotional bot. Hugging Face will generate a digital friend so that you can text back and forth and trade selfies. Playing with Hugging Face was a A chatbot that is going to make you smile and laugh
"09.03.2017 16:01:41" social.techcrunch.com Index-backed Pariti is an app to help you get out of debt Founded by Matthew Ford, who was previously Head of Acquisitions for OnTrees, a personal finance app that exited to MoneySuperMarket in 2014, Pariti is a.. Tracks how much you are paying out servicing existing debt to suggest changes you can make to pay it off quicker.
"09.03.2017 15:56:19" social.techcrunch.com SD2 launches platform to help startups get cloud billing under control SD2 released a new cloud management platform today it's calling CloudOps.ai to help startups, especially in emerging markets, control and manage cloud costs.. Layer between startup and AWS
"09.03.2017 15:38:09" social.techcrunch.com Uber get its self-driving vehicle test permit in California Uber is now listed as one of the companies licensed to test autonomous vehicle technology in California. The ride-hailing provider originally launched a pilot of its self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs in San Francisco last year, but picked up and moved the test Uber is now licensed to test autonomous vehicles with the California DMV.
"09.03.2017 15:02:48" social.techcrunch.com Lyft just met its goal of launching in 100 new U.S. cities in 2017 Ride-hailing company Lyft is celebrating a milestone – it just launched in 10 new U.S. markets, making for 100 new cities added to the list of place where its available in 2017. That was the target Lyft had originally set for itself as its year-end Lyft launched in 100 markets in 2017 – 9 months faster than it had anticipated.
"09.03.2017 14:18:26" social.techcrunch.com Facebook Messenger Day launches as a Snapchat Stories clone for making plans Today Facebook is globally launching Messenger Day to puts a utilitarian spin on the slideshow format. While Snapchat Stories is for retelling what you've.. BREAKING: Messenger launches a Snapchat clone
"09.03.2017 13:54:10" social.techcrunch.com Scoot is expanding its electric scooter operations globally with a white label service San Francisco-based electric scooter sharing network Scoot tells TechCrunch it plans to share its backend software with third-party providers in congested cities around the world.The idea, as Scoot's VP Mike Waltman explained it, is to allow those in Now anyone who wants to start a scooter sharing network can set up shop using Scoot's software.
"09.03.2017 11:01:22" social.techcrunch.com Networking services startup Cradlepoint lands $89M investment from TCV In a world where having internet connectivity is the lifeblood of just about every business, Cradlepoint helps customers deliver consistent networking.. Single investor.
"09.03.2017 06:06:45" social.techcrunch.com IBM researchers have proved data storage in a single atom
"09.03.2017 04:30:00" Crunch Report 3/8 Tinder has a VIP version, Google acquires Kaggle and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2mkKU96
"09.03.2017 03:31:48" social.techcrunch.com AccelFoods fund for food and beverage innovators reaches $35 million AccelFoods, an accelerator and fund that backs innovative food and beverage companies, has added $15 million to its second fund, according to founding.. Ready to write some checks
"09.03.2017 03:06:44" social.techcrunch.com Cognitiv+ is using AI for contract analysis and tracking Another legal tech startup coming out of the UK: Cognitiv+ is applying artificial intelligence to automate contract analysis and management, offering.. Another legal tech startup coming out of the UK
"09.03.2017 02:33:33" social.techcrunch.com The Macallan x Urwerk Flask is $2,000 worth of high-tech boozing In the annals of mechanical gadgets it doesn't get much simpler than a flask. You open the top, pour booze in and close the top. Then you drink. But what if.. One expensive flask
"09.03.2017 01:56:59" social.techcrunch.com Kenyan startup BRCK launches SupaBRCK device to solve Africa's Internet equation Kenyan communications hardware company BRCK unveiled its SupaBRCK this week―a waterproof, solar-powered Wi-Fi box that operates as a 3G hotspot and off-grid.. A solar-powered Wi-Fi box that operates as a 3G hotspot and off-grid server
"09.03.2017 01:28:52" social.techcrunch.com Tutoring startup Toot launches into twin policy storms around education and immigration Earlier this week, as President Donald Trump was readying his second attempt to block immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries, two entrepreneurs -- a.. Aiming to transform educational access
"09.03.2017 00:50:27" social.techcrunch.com Uber says it's reviewing use of 'Greyball' and won't use it to monitor regulators Uber's Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan posted an update about the company's use of "Greyball" on Wednesday, providing some details about use of the software tool, which was revealed in a New York Time report last week. Greyball was part of a program Uber now says it won't use its monitoring tools to target city regulators.
"09.03.2017 00:04:34" social.techcrunch.com Wheelys is launching an unmanned convenience store in Shanghai Wheelys, a startup that got its start selling an all-in-one cafe on a bike, is pushing forward with another crazy local commerce idea. The company is opening.. Potato chips at any time of day or night
"08.03.2017 23:42:22" social.techcrunch.com YC graduate Markhor now sells handcrafted leather cases for Apple products If you're thinking of getting a new carry case for your iPad or MacBook, then a project from a company called Markhor may be worth your time. Markhor uses.. In the market for a new case?
"08.03.2017 23:30:16" Timeline Photos Tesla's solar power facility in Kauai can capture energy from the sun during peak daytime production hours, and then keep that power ready for peak consumption hours at night. Read more: http://tcrn.ch/2mHMm7Z
"08.03.2017 23:14:40" social.techcrunch.com Latch tools up with second smart access product for offices, apartment blocks New York-based smart lock maker Latch, which targets the enterprise market, selling its locks plus a subscription digital entry management service to building.. A smart lock maker targeting the enterprise
"08.03.2017 22:57:07" social.techcrunch.com How Facebook Messenger evolved into a chat camera A picture is worth a thousand words...that no one wants to type on a tiny screen. And even if you did mash in all that text, it'd still lose the subtleties of.. Inside Messenger's war on Snapchat
"08.03.2017 22:52:11" social.techcrunch.com FundersClub experiments with the full-service VC model at scale with the launch of Catalyst Slowly disproving stereotypes, the online VC has established itself as a viable tool for tech finance. But while the model has made money for investors, the.. Software has to be sticky
"08.03.2017 22:31:38" social.techcrunch.com New Internationalist magazine turns to crowdfunding to secure independence There can be little doubt that journalism and media is under a bit of an onslaught at the moment. The desire to deliver independent, trustworthy news runs.. That's one way to monetize
"08.03.2017 22:04:41" social.techcrunch.com There's a simple solution to tech's gender imbalance… Hire more damn women On March 8th, International Women's Day, start a conversation with your colleagues about what it would take to just simply interview more women. Insist on.. Andela saw success with all-female recruitment cycles
"08.03.2017 21:55:24" social.techcrunch.com Tech reacts to 'A Day Without a Woman' International Women's Day dates back to a protest staged in New York City in 1908. But this year the annual event is the subject of renewed attention. The.. The results have been wide reaching
"08.03.2017 21:39:24" social.techcrunch.com Veem gets $24M for its Venmo for SMBs Remittances -- the business of money transfers -- is a fragmented and huge market, currently estimated to be worth some $25 trillion annually. Now, one of the.. The company formerly known as Align Commerce gets funding from GV
"08.03.2017 21:18:26" social.techcrunch.com Udacity adds robotics and digital marketing Nanodegree programs Today at the inaugural Udacity Intersect conference, the online education startup announced new robotics and digital marketing variants of its popular.. And 21 new hiring partners
"08.03.2017 20:51:21" social.techcrunch.com Pinterest acquires Jelly, the crowdsourced Q&A startup from Biz Stone Pinterest has made another acquisition that could point to another way that it plans to increase interaction on its visual-search-and-discovery platform: it.. The app let you ask questions and get crowdsourced replies