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"07.12.2016 09:41:24" social.techcrunch.com You should probably still avoid toys that talk with your kids If you were thinking of getting your kid a little doll or robot that they can talk to — and, critically, that responds — you should probably hold off for.. Kids' data must be handled carefully
"07.12.2016 09:33:01" TechCrunch Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert showed off the features of the SpotMini at Disrupt London http://tcrn.ch/2h0O81s The founder of Boston Dynamics showed off some exclusive footage of SpotMini at Disrupt
"07.12.2016 07:14:38" social.techcrunch.com Martian adds Alexa to its hybrid smartwatch If you've already gone through all of the trouble to stick a microphone and speaker on your hybrid smartwatch, you might as well make the most of the thing...
"07.12.2016 05:47:49" social.techcrunch.com RiftCat lets you play high-end 3D games on cheap VR headsets VR systems like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift are really cool but also really expensive. That's why RiftCat created a new app, VRidge, that lets you play.. The software is $15 and available now
"07.12.2016 03:58:09" social.techcrunch.com Reddit overhauls upvote algorithm to thwart cheaters and show the site's true scale Reddit has just completed a major redo of its scoring algorithm aimed at cracking down on bots and vote brigades while also showing just how big the site has.. Expect things to be crazier than usual at Reddit for the next few days while people figure out how to game the new system
"07.12.2016 03:54:47" social.techcrunch.com Trump fires a member of his transition team for tweeting fake news So-called fake news has real consequences, and everyone in the U.S. keeps learning that the hard way. Not just executives at social networks like Facebook,..
"07.12.2016 03:24:07" social.techcrunch.com The 20 startups shown off at HTC's Vive X accelerator demo day Shortfuse is a game studio building content for VR arcades in China. The studio's first-person shooter title, ConvictVR, launched last month and the team is looking to bring the title to some of the nearly 3000 VR arcades in China. HTC shows off 20 of its first VR startup investments
"07.12.2016 01:48:03" social.techcrunch.com Inboard's M1 electric skateboard offers stiff competition Boosted Board, long been considered the de facto electric skateboard, finally has some competition from a rival also based in California. Price as.. For a first-generation product, the Inboard M1 gets a lot right
"07.12.2016 01:23:00" SwapBots at Disrupt SwapBots combines augmented reality and building blocks for a set of creative toys
"07.12.2016 01:14:37" social.techcrunch.com Flutterwave aims to unify Africa's fragmented payment systems and empower small businesses There's no shortage of entrepreneurs in Africa, but their ambitions are often hampered by the lack in many countries of reliable and affordable digital.. There's no universally used and accepted payment system in Africa
"07.12.2016 00:46:26" social.techcrunch.com Pepo, Jason Goldberg's social media app, raises $2.35M from his old Fab.com backers Jason Goldberg -- a founder that may be as well known for his high-profile startups (Fab.com, Fabulis, Jobster) as his failures and pivots (Hem, Fab.com,.. Announced on the Disrupt London stage
"07.12.2016 00:22:47" social.techcrunch.com HackerNews calls for “political detox,” critics cry censorship The head of the Hacker News community since 2014, Daniel Gackle (whose HN handle is “dang”) on Monday initiated a site-wide “Political Detox Week.” Can social media even exist without political debate?
"07.12.2016 00:02:19" social.techcrunch.com The British-made Blacklamp Carbon watch is full of glowing goodness Back when Britannia ruled the waves her beautiful lighthouses were wonders to behold. Many a sailor found solace in the pale light cast out over the ocean and.. It looks like the lovechild of a Formula One race car and a hockey puck
"06.12.2016 23:38:19" social.techcrunch.com Ruvento raises new seed fund to invest in hardware across Singapore, China and the U.S. Today, Ruvento is announcing a new $25 million seed fund for hardware startups in need of capital from Singapore, China and the U.S. The fund, managed by..
"06.12.2016 23:16:31" social.techcrunch.com One Drop's smart glucose monitoring hardware gets a green light from the FDA Last summer, One Drop raised $8 million in Series A funding for its diabetes management app. At the time, the company said the money would go, in part, to..
"06.12.2016 22:53:49" social.techcrunch.com Trump is holding a meeting with key tech leaders at Trump Tower next week Aside his on-going free market bromance with entrepreneur-turned-transition-adviser Peter Thiel, things between Donald Trump and the broader tech community.. This should be interesting
"06.12.2016 22:40:00" Open Bionics NHS partnership Open Bionics announces partnership with NHS and shows off one of their bionic hands on stage at Disrupt London http://tcrn.ch/2gznbhK
"06.12.2016 22:16:40" social.techcrunch.com New journal Science Robotics is established to chronicle the rise of the robots Over the last few years, robotics and every other field have come to inform and improve each other, and robots have begun to infiltrate and affect our lives..
"06.12.2016 21:52:27" social.techcrunch.com Fitbit's up and Apple's down in IDC's latest wearable market numbers IDC's latest world wide wearable numbers are in, and everything looks to be coming up Fitbit. As smartwatch numbers declined, the larger wearable space is.. As smartwatch numbers decline, the larger wearable space is up overall
"06.12.2016 21:40:26" Timeline Photos Apple responds to today's SCOTUS ruling http://tcrn.ch/2he2xYx
"06.12.2016 21:23:53" social.techcrunch.com Arago's AI can now beat some human players at complex civ strategy games Arago's flagship HIRO AI product plays Freeciv, a free civilization building simulation that's based on the popular and long-lived Sid Meier's Civilization.. Any Sid Meier's Civilization fans out there?
"06.12.2016 20:59:35" social.techcrunch.com Anil Dash, new CEO of Fog Creek, launches platform to remove barriers to app development Fog Creek Software, responsible for the births of Trello and Stack Overflow, is today launching Gomix, a platform that wants to democratize app building... Gomix is designed to make building things on the web as fun as it used to be
"06.12.2016 20:35:54" social.techcrunch.com TiVo tests a cloud DVR Reports that media player and DVR maker TiVo is testing a "cloud DVR" type functionality have been circulating in recent weeks. If the feature was to make it..
"06.12.2016 20:11:57" Seenit wins Disrupt London 2016 Startup Battlefield And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London 2016 is… Seenit http://tcrn.ch/2he5msy
"06.12.2016 20:09:25" social.techcrunch.com Longtime VC Michael Goguen slapped with an even stranger lawsuit Michael Goguen -- a longtime venture capitalist whose career at Sequoia Capital ended earlier this year after he was sued in a salacious breach of contract.. Very strange
"06.12.2016 19:45:06" social.techcrunch.com What's next for tech companies in the Brexit debate Crowdpac's Steve Hilton, a passionate advocate of Brexit, has few points of agreement with Daniel Korski, a former advisor to David Cameron and an organizer..
"06.12.2016 19:18:23" social.techcrunch.com Netflix rolls out video previews worldwide, but only on its TV app Netflix is rolling out a new user interface for its app for televisions and streaming media players which will now include video previews, instead of still.. No longer just a test
"06.12.2016 19:04:42" social.techcrunch.com Sonos Spotify app support is now live for all Just over a month after making it available to a select number of users through public beta, long-awaited third-party app support for Spotify is officially.. A key step in Sonos' plan to offer more third-party integration
"06.12.2016 18:45:00" social.techcrunch.com Musical.ly defends its handling of young users, as it races past 40M MAUs The CEO of Musical.ly, the lip syncing app that's become a major with youngster worldwide, has defended the way it manages its users, some of whom are younger.. Zhu claimed that Musical.ly works in tandem with parents
"06.12.2016 18:19:17" social.techcrunch.com Samsung scores an 8-0 Supreme Court ruling in Apple patent case This morning's U.S. Supreme Court ruling was nothing if not decisive. The nation's highest court handed down an 8-0 ruling in favor of the South Korean.. Samsung needed the win
"06.12.2016 18:04:58" InsideDNA InsideDNA is the Disrupt London 2016 Startup Battlefield runner-up http://tcrn.ch/2gNIkYj
"06.12.2016 17:56:40" social.techcrunch.com Microsoft researchers sound off on the next decade in tech It's Computer Science Education Week, in case you didn't know, and in honor of this hallowed period Microsoft is publishing the thoughts of a few of its.. Here are a few predictions we found interesting
"06.12.2016 17:39:38" Backstage with the Disrupt London 2016 Startup Battlefield winners, Seenit
"06.12.2016 17:35:54" social.techcrunch.com And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2016 is… Seenit At the very beginning, there were 14 startups. After two days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. Turning your biggest fans into a film crew
"06.12.2016 17:15:33" social.techcrunch.com Zenly's path to 200 million French-based location sharing app Zenly hopes to be the next Snapchat and co-founder Antoine Martin came onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about how it plans to get there. Is this app the next Snapchat?
"06.12.2016 17:13:45" social.techcrunch.com Arago's AI can now beat some human players at complex civ strategy games Arago's flagship HIRO AI product plays Freeciv, a free civilization building simulation that's based on the popular and long-lived Sid Meier's Civilization series of games – and it's getting more skilled. Freeciv is a complex, sprawling game with a huge This company's AI is now able to beat humans at one of the most complex strategy games available.
"06.12.2016 17:01:12" social.techcrunch.com Windows 10 Creators update loads up on features for IT Microsoft announced a slew of goodies today for its upcoming Windows 10 Creators update, designed to please IT admins and simplify management of Windows 10.. Microsoft showing IT some love.
"06.12.2016 16:47:03" social.techcrunch.com The NFL Player's Association is launching an accelerator to trade licensing rights for equity Tech accelerators have been a hot topic over the past few years, especially within industries that have traditionally eschewed the world of startups and.. Smart move by the NFL Players Association
"06.12.2016 16:23:39" Citymapper CEO Azmat Yusuf Find out what the Citymapper CEO thinks cities of the future will be like http://tcrn.ch/2gzjnNB
"06.12.2016 16:14:59" social.techcrunch.com European Commission clears the way for Microsoft-LinkedIn deal Microsoft's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn looks like it's ready to go. The company's Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith just announced that the deal has.. Yep, it's actually happening
"06.12.2016 16:11:49" social.techcrunch.com Visbit nabs $3.2M to bring users high-quality 360 video streams without hogging data Virtual reality is a revolution with a lot of moving parts. Sure, it's a renaissance for PC component manufacturers that once again need to push the limits.. Slow internet is a huge drag for VR
"06.12.2016 15:50:46" social.techcrunch.com Workplace by Facebook aims to build a more balanced platform for your work life Workplace by Facebook officially launched six weeks ago and director Julien Codorniou came onstage at Disrupt London today to talk about how the platform is responding to and building features to reduce interruption at work.Workplace is both a desktop and "You can define your work-life balance," Workplace director Julien Codorniou said.
"06.12.2016 15:31:12" social.techcrunch.com Facebook Workplace announces enterprise collaboration app platform Facebook will compete directly with Slack through a full-fledged new collaboration app platform built atop its pay-per-user enterprise communication product.. Facebook Workplace just became a serious threat to the Slack rocketship
"06.12.2016 15:13:59" social.techcrunch.com Google says it will hit 100% renewable energy across data centers and offices by 2017 Green energy projects for data centers and other facilities are goals for a lot of tech companies, but one of the largest – Google – now says it's going to tip the scale at 100% renewable energy powering its entire global operations by 2017. Google notes Google says 2017 is the year it will achieve 100% renewable energy across its entire global operations.
"06.12.2016 15:09:50" social.techcrunch.com Instagram fights abuse with comment disabling and liking Twitter's sluggish approach to combating harassment looks even slower today as Instagram pushed its third round of safety features this quarter. The company.. If Instagram can fight abuse, why can't Twitter?
"06.12.2016 15:01:37" social.techcrunch.com Citymapper will start monetizing in 2017 Citymapper founder and CEO Azmat Yusuf took the stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about the future of cities and Citymapper. Now that the startup works in dozens of cities, it plans to start monetizing in 2017. While Citymapper is a mobile What about selling to Google for $1 billion like Waze? "That's boring."
"06.12.2016 14:56:46" social.techcrunch.com Blockchain startup R3 expects to close $150M round in first quarter David Rutter, founder and CEO of the four-year-old, New York-based blockchain startup R3 took the stage at Disrupt London this morning to discuss the progress.. Its current members include JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and Thomson Reuters.
"06.12.2016 14:32:36" social.techcrunch.com BenevolentBio's AI could discover a better treatment for ALS What if the drug that could effectively treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the paralyzing neurological disease that skyrocketed into the public.. AI for good
"06.12.2016 14:10:23" social.techcrunch.com Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks $20 million deal from ARCH Venture Partners Elysium Health markets a pill formulated with ingredients it says will keep you feeling young and, according to multiple sources, the startup has closed on close to $20 million in Series B financing from ARCH Venture Partners at what we're told is a $157 But is it really helping humanity turn back the clock?
"06.12.2016 13:55:49" social.techcrunch.com UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain's post-Brexit tech future TechCrunch, in partnership with some of the UK's best known entrepreneurs and VC's, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt London a set of key.. UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain's post-Brexit tech future http://tcrn.ch/2hdGPns
"06.12.2016 13:42:55" social.techcrunch.com Harman and Navdy team up to offer HUDs to OEMs and consumers Aftermarket heads-up driving accessory maker Navdy is teaming up with Harman, one of the leading suppliers of connected car systems and other components for.. Aftermarket HUD startup Navdy has a new deal with automotive giant Harman.
"06.12.2016 13:25:40" social.techcrunch.com Facebook begins asking users to rate articles' use of 'misleading language' A survey asking users about "misleading language" in posts is the latest indication that Facebook is facing up to what many see as its responsibility to get a.. No one knows exactly what needs to be done, but everyone agrees that something has to change
"06.12.2016 13:04:54" social.techcrunch.com GoEuro in talks with Uber to loop in last mile transport European long distance travel booking platform GoEuro is in talks with Uber about an integration to cover the last mile of a journey, an area GoEuro does not.. GoEuro has raised $140 million at this point
"06.12.2016 12:41:04" social.techcrunch.com Partech Ventures closes its $107 million seed fund French VC firm Partech Ventures announced that they closed their seed fund of $107 million (€100 million) for early stage startups. Partech Entrepreneur II is focusing on seed rounds, and the firm plans to invest in 80 different startups. The firm already More seed money for French startups
"06.12.2016 12:30:52" social.techcrunch.com OpenAI's Universe is the fun parent every artificial intelligence deserves Every parent's worst nightmare is a student spending more time playing video games and surfing the web than studying for school. But the team over at OpenAI.. The billion-dollar side-project of Elon Musk and Sam Altman aims to reduce the potential harms of artificial intelligence by democratizing it
"06.12.2016 12:10:50" Live with Natalia Vodianova of Elbi speaking about her experience in entrepreneurship
"06.12.2016 12:09:40" social.techcrunch.com Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales are doing just fine It's hard to know if the Apple Watch is a hit or a miss. The company doesn't disclose sales numbers directly, but Tim Cook wanted to react to IDC's report on wearables, saying that sales are doing just fine. According to the report, Apple is only the Would you buy an Apple Watch?
"06.12.2016 12:01:25" social.techcrunch.com BetterCloud completes pivot from G Suite to general SaaS management BetterCloud, the 5-year old startup that launched originally as a way to manage G Suite (nee, Google Docs), has been in the midst of a transformation --.. The goal is to manage any SaaS app.
"06.12.2016 11:45:54" social.techcrunch.com Court upholds warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702 The U.S. federal appeals court has ruled in United States v. Mohamud, a case that began with a 2010 holiday bomb plot and will end with.. The new ruling concludes that government surveillance of Mohamud did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights
"06.12.2016 11:25:51" social.techcrunch.com GoDaddy buys WordPress services startup WP Curve The deal is undisclosed, but it will see NYSE-listed GoDaddy pick up WP Curve's customer base, assets and “a few dozen” of its 39-person team, the firm told TechCrunch. GoDaddy is beefing up its services
"06.12.2016 11:05:23" social.techcrunch.com N26 expands its bank of the future to 17 European countries Berlin-based startup N26 got its own banking license a few months ago. As N26 is building a mobile-first bank without any physical branch, the startup can expand to new countries much more easily. N26 co-founder and CEO Valentin Stalf is announcing on Now everyone in the Eurozone can enjoy a great banking experience
"06.12.2016 11:01:15" social.techcrunch.com The latest Android Nougat update brings a piece of Pixel to Nexus phones Android 7.1.1 starts going live today as an over-the-air update -- a roll out that will continue through the next several weeks to a select number of.. Android 7.1.1 starts going live
"06.12.2016 10:59:27" social.techcrunch.com Netflix becomes the Top Grossing iPhone app for the first time Netflix's decision to introduce an in-app subscription option in its iOS app over a year ago has helped the streaming service steadily gain more.. Netflix is killing it
"06.12.2016 10:55:31" social.techcrunch.com Open Bionics partners with NHS to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system Open Bionics is a U.K. startup making bionic hands for patients needing prosthetics and co-founder of the company Samantha Payne came onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to tell us about a new deal between Open Bionics and the National Health The company also wants to start producing bionic prosthetics for lower limbs.
"06.12.2016 10:35:06" Up close with Open Bionics prosthetics
"06.12.2016 09:35:19" social.techcrunch.com Trivago files to raise up to $428 million in IPO German hotel booking site Trivago updated its plans for a U.S. IPO in a filing that came out on Monday. The company expects to price its shares between $13 to.. The German hotel booking site plans for a U.S. IPO
"06.12.2016 09:15:14" social.techcrunch.com Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube collaborate to remove 'terrorist content' from their services Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube today announced they would cooperate on a plan to help limit the spread of terrorist content online. The companies.. A group effort
"06.12.2016 09:05:48" social.techcrunch.com Watch the last day of Disrupt London LIVE right here! The Startup Battlefield finalists have been announced, but there is still a full day of Disrupt left. We'll be joined by serial founder Jason Goldberg, Citymapper's Azmat Yusuf, and Facebook's Julien Codorniou, among many more. And then we'll head into Tune in to catch today's speakers and the Startup Battlefield finals
"06.12.2016 07:15:00" Riftcat at Disrupt Riftcat turns almost any simple, phone-powered VR device into a powerful VR solution http://tcrn.ch/2h0eC2Y
"06.12.2016 05:30:00" Marc Raibert explains the SpotMini Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert showed off the features of the SpotMini at Disrupt London http://tcrn.ch/2h0O81s
"06.12.2016 04:15:00" Facebook is coming to Station F in Paris Facebook is coming to the world's largest startup campus in Paris http://tcrn.ch/2haxxsk
"06.12.2016 03:46:36" social.techcrunch.com How blockchain can help fight cyberattacks Imagine a computing platform that would have no single point of failure and would be resilient to the cyberattacks that are making the headlines these days... Blockchain provides a fundamentally different approach to cybersecurity
"06.12.2016 03:00:00" SpotMini on-stage at Disrupt London Boston Dynamics' SpotMini took the stage at Disrupt London http://tcrn.ch/2h0O81s
"06.12.2016 00:16:08" social.techcrunch.com Infltr lets you filter your photos directly in the iMessage app Photo-editing app Infltr is best known for giving Instagram a run for its money with an app that lets you choose from an infinite number of photo filters -.. Use filters before snapping a photo
"06.12.2016 00:05:00" Crunch Report 12/5 Amazon Go launches in beta, Disrupt London Day 1, and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2gvC6JJ
"05.12.2016 23:04:01" social.techcrunch.com Digital chief-of-staff app Accompany raises $20M and launches a UK Beta Accompany, an app that Amy Chang bets will be able to replace the chief-of-staff or personal assistant of an executive, launched just a few months ago. The.. Can an app replace your chief of staff?
"05.12.2016 22:37:54" social.techcrunch.com Ex-GV CEO Bill Maris said to be launching health care investment fund, Section 32 Section 32, the new healthcare-focused venture fund reportedly being launched by Bill Maris, was apparently named in homage to Section 31, an intelligence.. A bit of pre-emptive nerd cred
"05.12.2016 22:15:03" social.techcrunch.com Tyson Foods launches new venture fund to back food and agriculture startups Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world's largest makers and marketers of meat products, has announced the formation of a $150 million venture capital fund to back.. Tyson could be investing in everything from new types of packaging to robotics
"05.12.2016 21:43:07" social.techcrunch.com The TC Disrupt London Startup Battlefield finalists are InsideDNA, LiftIgniter, OxeHealth, PhenixP2P and Seenit Disrupt London Day 1 was a massive success. DeepMind's Mustafa Suleyman taught us about the future of AI. Autonomy founder Dr. Michael Lynch mocked HP's $5.. Tune in on Tuesday for the finals
"05.12.2016 21:35:14" social.techcrunch.com “Bullsh*t and spin”: Autonomy founder mocks HP's $5B fraud suit against him How could Dr Michael Lynch raise a $1 billion venture capital fund while being sued for $5 billion over alleged fraud in the $11 billion sale of his company.. The courts will attempt to cut through the BS as the lawsuit gets fought in London 2018
"05.12.2016 21:12:39" social.techcrunch.com A new tool can crack a credit card number in six seconds In what amounts to a very clever brute force attack a group of researchers has figured out how to find credit card information - including expiration dates.. Visa cardholder?
"05.12.2016 20:48:25" social.techcrunch.com Netflix goes big on unscripted programming with 20 original shows planned for 2017 Netflix is making headway on its ambitions to fill half its library with original content. According to Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, the.. Netflix is planning to spend $6B on original content next year
"05.12.2016 20:38:01" Balderton Capital on Brexit at Disrupt London Three reasons why Balderton Capital and its portfolio companies are concerned about Brexit http://tcrn.ch/2g2gx2l
"05.12.2016 20:31:00" social.techcrunch.com The Last Guardian is a classic solo game with charm and challenges If you've played games designed by Fumito Ueda before, then you'll feel right at home in The Last Guardian, the new release published by Sony for PS4, and.. A game about wandering and testing boundaries
"05.12.2016 20:06:40" social.techcrunch.com VCs remain optimistic even as the industry enters a wait and see moment While the IPO window might be quite a little more narrow these days and there's plenty of uncertainty, it doesn't necessary mean the end of the venture.. Investors hate uncertainty but must remain patient
"05.12.2016 19:42:26" social.techcrunch.com The AWS juggernaut After last year's AWS re:Invent conference, we posed the question, “Is Amazon the Most Important Enterprise Company?” Having just returned from.. AWS in its relative infancy is likely already worth as much as Oracle
"05.12.2016 19:17:30" social.techcrunch.com Are smartwatches winding down? With the coming destruction of Pebble and the announcement by Motorola that it doesn't "see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this.. Wearables might just disappear
"05.12.2016 18:51:26" social.techcrunch.com Meet Aiden, your new AI coworker Let's say you want to know where one of your digital marketing campaigns is getting the most traction: Twitter or Facebook. You might need to check several.. An AI solution to marketing waste
"05.12.2016 18:27:24" social.techcrunch.com DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman says general AI is still a long way off Mustafa Suleyman, the CEO of the well-known AI company DeepMind, which Google acquired in 2014, took the stage at our Disrupt London event today to talk to.. The kind of General AI we see in movies today probably won't look anything like the systems we will get decades from now
"05.12.2016 18:09:06" HummingB HummingB is a fun, snuggly device that makes coming home to an empty house a lot friendlier http://tcrn.ch/2gZzkQs
"05.12.2016 18:05:20" social.techcrunch.com Skype founder: The state of tech in Europe is strong Despite a large funding gap at the later stage, the state of technology investment in Europe is strong, according to Skype's billionaire founder and the.. Skype founder and Atomico CEO Niklas Zennstrom sheds some light on the European tech ecosystem
"05.12.2016 17:42:36" social.techcrunch.com Watch Boston Dynamics' founder and his robot SpotMini join us on stage to discuss the company's future What is Boston Dynamics? The easy answer for that: a company that makes crazy advanced robots that can walk — be it on two feet or four — better than.. What is Boston Dynamics trying to accomplish?
"05.12.2016 17:24:41" social.techcrunch.com With Station F, Paris will have the world's biggest startup campus Station F (formerly known as la Halle Freyssinet) is quite an ambitious project and is bound to change the face of the tech ecosystem in Paris. Financed by Xavier Niel and directed by Roxanne Varza, Station F is going be the world's biggest startup campus "It's the size of the Eiffel Tower lying down"
"05.12.2016 17:20:27" social.techcrunch.com With Station F, Paris will have the world's biggest startup campus Station F (formerly known as la Halle Freyssinet) is quite an ambitious project and is bound to change the face of the tech ecosystem in Paris. Financed by.. Facebook will be at Station F for a special project
"05.12.2016 17:19:06" social.techcrunch.com Silicon Valley goes Hollywood for 2017 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony Covering a red carpet isn't usually a skill in the repertoire of tech journalists, but it's also not every day that you get to see Vin Diesel and Kevin.. Red carpet roundup
"05.12.2016 16:57:13" social.techcrunch.com Iris is an AI to help science R&D Most startups have a pitch. The team behind Iris AI has two: right now they've created an AI-powered science assistant that functions like a search tool,.. The idea is to bring problem solvers together to help companies crack R&D challenges
"05.12.2016 16:31:14" social.techcrunch.com Leap Motion demos its excellent hand tracking technology on Samsung's Gear VR When Leap Motion debuted in 2010, it felt like a technology in search of a platform. The startup demoed some truly impressive motion tracking technology as a.. Leap Motion steps into mobile VR
"05.12.2016 16:08:21" social.techcrunch.com Foodstantly is transforming how people shop for food in Nigeria Operating a service delivering food to both consumers and hotel chains and restaurants, Foodstantly is hoping to make the process of shopping for food more.. Making food shopping more transparent
"05.12.2016 15:45:00" social.techcrunch.com Shopify acquires digital studio Tiny Hearts, makers of Wake Alarm, Next Keyboard & more E-commerce company Shopify is doubling down on its mobile product ambitions with today's acquisition of digital product studio Tiny Hearts. The studio has.. Shopify adds quality mobile talent to its team
"05.12.2016 15:23:15" social.techcrunch.com Amazon launches a beta of Go, a cashier-free, app-based retail shopping experience The straight-forwardly named “Just Walk Out” technology ought to give you a pretty good idea of what Amazon Go is all about. Launching in beta this year.. Walk into a store, grab what you want, and just go
"05.12.2016 15:22:58" social.techcrunch.com Plume's plug-in WiFi pods are now available The home WiFi network extender space sure got real crowded, real fast. Startups Eero and Luma have been battling it out for some time before Google elbowed.. Blanket your home with Wi-Fi coverage
"05.12.2016 15:15:15" Mustafa Suleyman at Disrupt London Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of Google's DeepMind on overcoming bias in AI at Disrupt London http://tcrn.ch/2gtF0Pe
"05.12.2016 15:01:35" social.techcrunch.com Review: Oculus Touch motion controllers If I remember correctly, 2016 was supposed to be the year that VR took off. While this year undeniably saw the entrance of quite a few major hardware initiatives from the major players (Google, Oculus, HTC, Samsung and Sony to name a few), 2016 had a Pricey but precise.
"05.12.2016 15:01:31" social.techcrunch.com MIT's DIY design system lets you make the right drone for the job Drones are fairly off-the-shelf affairs for most people; there's a wide range of companies making them for both commercial and consumer uses, but ultimately these are all remarkably similar. They tend to favor a quadcopter structure, and are often MIT wants to make it easier to create a drone that actually best suits what you want it to do.
"05.12.2016 14:56:34" social.techcrunch.com Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight seach Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That's the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the.. Pay less to discover the world
"05.12.2016 14:31:25" social.techcrunch.com Fears and questions over Brexit's impact on talent While UK tech founders continue to try to second guess what 'Brexit means Brexit' actually means for the future of immigration and access to talent, the.. The number one thing overriding everything else is access to talent
"05.12.2016 14:23:24" Volkswagen launches Moia Volkswagen launches Moia, a new standalone mobility company, on stage at Disrupt London http://tcrn.ch/2gsTXRC
"05.12.2016 14:07:21" social.techcrunch.com Uber acquires Geometric Intelligence to up its AI game Ride-hailing requires a lot of machine smarts to maintain a competitive edge, so it's not surprising to see Uber make a strategic acquisition in the artificial intelligence space. The company has acquired Geometric Intelligence, a startup co-founded by Uber's investing heavily in basic artificial intelligence research, which could have big benefits across its business.
"05.12.2016 14:02:52" social.techcrunch.com Google's new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location in emergencies With Trusted Contacts, Google is launching a new personal safety app today that allows others to ping you for your location when they think you may been in.. Parents might want to install this on their kids' phones
"05.12.2016 13:21:17" social.techcrunch.com Blink's home security camera gets an outdoor version CES is still a full month away , but consumer security startup Blink is getting a jump on things with the announcement of a new outdoor camera designed to.. The new version brings an IP-65 waterproof rating
"05.12.2016 13:13:04" social.techcrunch.com European VCs say Brexit is already impacting where new founders base their startups This afternoon, at TechCrunch Disrupt London, Frederic Court of Felix Capital, Sonali De Rycker of Accel and Reshma Sohoni of Seedcamp didn't mince words.. We're in a "deer-in-the-headlights" mode
"05.12.2016 12:47:07" DeepMind CEO at Disrupt London DeepMind CEO Mustafa Suleyman took the stage at Disrupt London to discuss overcoming bias in machine learning and AI http://tcrn.ch/2gsYy6m
"05.12.2016 12:45:31" social.techcrunch.com InsideDNA looks deep into your DNA to determine the best drugs to cure what ails you Using a computational platform and your DNA, bioinformatics startup InsideDNA aims to determine the right drug interaction for your body. The startup began three years ago as a cloud-based platform for genomics analysis called InsideDNA Research, which The computer will see you now.
"05.12.2016 12:03:31" social.techcrunch.com WorldRemit's Ismail Ahmed thinks mobile money accounts are the future WorldRemit founder and CEO Ismail Ahmed took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about his company and his views on the future of remittances. While you might be more familiar with companies like Western Union, MasterCard and TransferWise, “There are 411 million mobile money accounts, so we're working with the telcos.”
"05.12.2016 12:01:47" social.techcrunch.com Darktrace co-founder discusses the future of cybersecurity One of the cofounders of the tight-lipped cybersecurity firm Darktrace peeled back some of the secrecy around the company today at TechCrunch Disrupt London,.. Find out about the most creative cyberattacks Darktrace has encountered
"05.12.2016 11:40:12" social.techcrunch.com European VCs are going to make flying cars a reality Planting a flag in Europe for the development of the kind of "deep technology" companies that have long been the bread and butter of Silicon Valley, the.. Flying cars?
"05.12.2016 11:01:08" social.techcrunch.com Code.org's third annual Hour of Code includes star athletes and a new sports-themed coding tutorial Jocks and nerds haven't always gotten along in years past, but Code.org aims to bring them together for the third annual Hour of Code with a sports-themed coding campaign.The campaign, which kicks off today, will feature support from superstar athletes The campaign also says more than 300 million students have done an hour of code so far.
"05.12.2016 10:41:48" social.techcrunch.com Gett launches Get Together carpooling service Ride hailing provider Gett has a new service it's launch on Monday – carpooling. The startup is kicking things off with a free service launch specifically.. Gett goes after UberPOOL
"05.12.2016 10:22:56" social.techcrunch.com Volkswagen launches Moia, a new standalone mobility company Moia, which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 on Monday, is one of the most aggressive and intentional moves made yet by a major automaker in terms.. A big announcement at Disrupt
"05.12.2016 10:17:39" Disrupt London 120516 VW and Gett discuss the future of transportation at Disrupt London
"05.12.2016 09:54:36" social.techcrunch.com Watch Disrupt London Day 1 LIVE right here! Good morning, friends! Disrupt has landed and London and the fun begins right NOW. Today we'll be joined by some of the biggest names in tech, including.. How to watch Disrupt London live
"05.12.2016 09:40:31" social.techcrunch.com Announcing the Startup Battlefield of Disrupt London 2016 TechCrunch is pleased to announce the startups selected to participate in the Disrupt London 2016 Startup Battlefield. Over the next two days, these companies.. The top startups that made the cut
"05.12.2016 08:56:18" social.techcrunch.com We need new candidates to run for office and startups can help This presidential election pitted two candidates who were the #1 and #2 most disliked candidates, EVER, for president. Why is this happening in our golden.. We don't like the candidates we see because we don't have enough leaders
"05.12.2016 05:55:38" social.techcrunch.com How to make debt pay Not all debt is bad debt. It's conventional wisdom in the world of finance that the strategic use of debt builds better companies. The same is true for.. If you maintain a clear head and a balanced approach, technical debt can pay huge dividends
"05.12.2016 05:30:00" social.techcrunch.com WTF is AI? Cogito, ergo sum. We've all heard that famous assertion, foundation for a modern philosophy of self, consciousness, and individualism. But Descartes had it.. Understanding artificial intelligence
"05.12.2016 05:01:17" social.techcrunch.com Impraise lets you tell your coworkers what a good job they're doing "We've come a long long way together, through the hard times and the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should using a 360-degree.. "I have to praise you like I should"
"05.12.2016 03:28:32" social.techcrunch.com Gift guide: 16 presents for your social media obsessed friend
"05.12.2016 03:19:51" social.techcrunch.com These science superstars just won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize Today at the 5th annual Breakthrough Prize, some of Silicon Valley's biggest names will award more than $25 million to scientific research in departments..
"05.12.2016 01:03:40" social.techcrunch.com Artificial intelligence and the evolution of the fractal economy Money makes the world go round, or so they say. Payments, investments, insurance and billions of transactions are the beating heart of a fractal economy,.. Wrangling data, machine learning and other AI techniques are delivering huge value
"04.12.2016 23:34:08" social.techcrunch.com How will Silicon Valley respond to Trump? Capital founding partner Freada Kapor Klein isn't happy. Klein, one of technology's leading social activists and impact investors, has been "deeply.. Capital founding partner Freada Kapor Klein isn't happy
"04.12.2016 20:33:10" social.techcrunch.com Former TechShop CEO Mark Hatch joins Network Society Ventures as General Partner Early-stage venture firm Network Society Ventures has snagged TechShop's former CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch as general partner. Hatch is recognized as a.. A pioneer of the maker movement
"04.12.2016 20:10:11" social.techcrunch.com The future of front-end development is design Should our kids learn to code? I can't argue against the value of every child having a working knowledge of software development. But there is a difference..
"04.12.2016 19:38:09" social.techcrunch.com User's Guide to Disrupt London 2016 Hard to believe that Disrupt London starts tomorrow! Check out this guide for helpful event info. Logistics We want you to have a successful experience at.. Everything you need to know about Disrupt London
"04.12.2016 19:27:47" social.techcrunch.com VeeCee gives kids a shoppable wish list with virtual currency Giving kids a new way to get the things they want, with greater parental oversight, VeeCee is a hack created by a four-person team from London's Barking.. The group's pitch was handled by a 12-year-old
"04.12.2016 19:06:16" social.techcrunch.com This clever dot screen is a fun widget for your high-tech hipster office Look, it's 2016. A cereal bar, pet grooming station, nap pod, and ping pong hovel aren't enough to get a young programmer's guts boiling. You need something.. Want.
"04.12.2016 18:42:28" social.techcrunch.com 5 hackathon hacks for Potter fans inspired by the Marauder's Map Great news, Potter fans: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is no longer the only place in the world where you can find a working Marauder's Map,.. Mischief managed.
"04.12.2016 18:19:25" social.techcrunch.com GoPro releases the $299 Karma Grip handheld stabilizer The GoPro Karma Grip is now available. The camera maker announced today that the handheld stabilizer is for sale in select stores and GoPro.com for $299. This.. Here's how it stacks up against the DJI Osmo
"04.12.2016 17:56:11" social.techcrunch.com Why Reed Hastings is the nation's best chance for curbing the influence of money in politics Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and good old fashioned DVR, other than senior citizens watching traditional news broadcasts and people watching live.. Political TV ads are going out of style
"04.12.2016 16:52:43" social.techcrunch.com Bots that work everywhere Bots made big headlines in 2016. They've been hailed variously as the future of commerce and a revolution in customer service. It seems likely that, just as.. The "walled garden" of bots
"04.12.2016 16:28:51" social.techcrunch.com Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions in letter to US regulators Apple has publicly revealed its ambitions to play in the emerging market of self-driving vehicles with a policy recommendation letter to the National.. Everyone is in the driverless car race
"04.12.2016 16:06:12" social.techcrunch.com Robots, jobs and the human fear of change When it comes to technology's impact on the economy, there continues to be concern that robots and other advances will lead to unemployment. But what does.. People overlook how robots will add to the job market
"04.12.2016 16:00:00" Doshbot Doshbot is a Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon runner-up. The hack is an AI assistant that helps you save money http://tcrn.ch/2gVdICA
"04.12.2016 15:43:24" social.techcrunch.com Three cheers for Valley capitalism It's easy to be critical of the tech industry, and even easier to be critical of capitalism itself. Let us all continue to do so; criticism is valuable. But.. Criticism is important
"04.12.2016 15:22:01" social.techcrunch.com Wandered.space helps you explore the cool spots all around you Wandered.space is a service for those moments when you want to explore the area around you, but don't know where to go. It was created this weekend at.. The perfect tool to help you explore a new place
"04.12.2016 15:01:25" social.techcrunch.com Welcometo.site wants to be your virtual receptionist Checking in at a co-working space or business to meet with somebody can often be a hassle that involves some phone tag and back and forth. Welcometo.site, one.. Making meeting up easier
"04.12.2016 15:00:00" Sayfe Space Sayfe Space is a Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon runner-up. The hack helps refugees get emotional support by connecting them with volunteers http://tcrn.ch/2gVdICA
"04.12.2016 14:36:11" social.techcrunch.com Emotion Journal performs real-time sentiment analysis on your most personal stories Andrew Greenstein, an app developer from San Francisco, started journaling a few months ago. He tries to write for five minutes every day, but it's.. Combining AI and mental health
"04.12.2016 14:12:02" social.techcrunch.com My Bricks Online puts your smartphone in Lego to make playtime fun again Lego! Lego! Lego! Who doesn't like Lego? One of the most fascinating entries to the hackthon at TechCrunch Disrupt London used the beloved little bricks to.. Combining the old with the new
"04.12.2016 14:07:06" Emotion Journal wins the Hackathon The winner of the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon is Emotion Journal. The hack is a voice journaling app that performs real-time emotional analysis http://tcrn.ch/2h1YCdg
"04.12.2016 13:48:07" social.techcrunch.com Disrupt Hackathon app Notim.press/ed algorithmically detects fake news Fake news is a moving target. Greedy publishers constantly start new websites of deceit, preventing manual blacklists from keeping up. That's why one.. Addressing the evergrowing problem of fake news
"04.12.2016 13:27:38" social.techcrunch.com Wandered.space helps you explore the cool spots all around you Wandered.space is a service for those moments when you want to explore the area around you, but don't know where to go. It was created this weekend at.. A smarter way to explore?
"04.12.2016 13:23:13" social.techcrunch.com The Emotion Journal wins the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon Grand Prize It's been a long night at the Copper Box Arena in London. The arena hosted the handball competition of the Summer Olympics a few years ago. But this weekend has been all about a different kind of competition — the Disrupt London Hackathon. Some of them And the winner is…
"04.12.2016 13:19:51" Meet Emotion Journal, the winners of the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon
"04.12.2016 13:18:58" social.techcrunch.com Jobble makes finding jobs easier in developing countries According to the latest Mobility Report from Ericsson, there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and that number looks to jump to 6.1 billion.. Changing the world one SMS at a time
"04.12.2016 13:00:35" Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon (Part 2) Live from the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon presentations (Part 2)
"04.12.2016 12:57:57" social.techcrunch.com HazMap wants to be like Pokémon Go for reporting hazards in public spaces No one wants to be that person who falls in a ditch when they least suspect it. With HazMap, a project that came out of the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon,.. Waze meets Pokemon Go
"04.12.2016 12:08:45" social.techcrunch.com Amplify lets you play synchronized songs across every phone in the room Say you're at a party, and someone wants to get a silent disco going. Everyone opens their phone, someone yells "play," and hopefully everyone gets it started.. Simplifying your silent disco
"04.12.2016 11:07:55" social.techcrunch.com Insta360 Air looks to bring affordable 360 video to Android phones 360-degree cameras are still somewhat of a novelty, with a range of options offering decent quality for around $300 or so. A new device launching on Indiegogo.. $99 in pre-order
"04.12.2016 05:09:09" social.techcrunch.com Facebook's advice to students interested in artificial intelligence Math. Math. Oh and perhaps some more math. That's the gist of the advice to students interested in AI from Facebook's Yann LeCun and Joaquin Quiñonero..
"04.12.2016 02:08:59" social.techcrunch.com Dobot is crowdfunding a robot that laser-engraves, 3D prints and much more Robotic arms seem like they belong in Sci-Fi movies, car factories and the dreams of DIY nerds. Dobot wants to change that, with a shiny new Kickstarter.. Bringing entry-level robotics to the desktop
"03.12.2016 22:02:22" social.techcrunch.com 10 awesome gifts for the car lover in your life
"03.12.2016 19:05:24" social.techcrunch.com How to download and watch Netflix TV shows and movies offline Excited about the new Netflix offline viewing feature but unsure where to start? Here's a quick tutorial that shows you how the feature works in the iOS app,.. Here's where to start
"03.12.2016 17:45:37" social.techcrunch.com Copy and paste trick could unlock iOS 10 devices in Lost Mode Lost and stolen iOS devices could be at risk if ne'er-do-wells learn of this blunt-force method of getting past Activation Lock. No special equipment or.. If you put enough characters in the device will slow down and eventually freeze
"03.12.2016 15:14:43" social.techcrunch.com Beddit 3 knows if you've been sleeping. It knows if you're awake. Jolted into existence with a $500,000 Indiegogo campaign back in 2013, followed by a version 2 that was sold in Apple Stores all over the world, Beddit is.. This bed sensor tracks respiration and heart rate
"03.12.2016 15:02:48" social.techcrunch.com Google launches App Maker Google today announced the launch of App Maker, the newest entry in the low-code, drag-and-drop app building market. Like its competitors from Microsoft and..
"03.12.2016 14:54:07" social.techcrunch.com Hands on with DirecTV Now, AT&T's new streaming service for cord cutters This week, AT&T unveiled its new TV streaming service for cord cutters, who aren't ready to subsist entirely on Netflix, YouTube and whatever else they.. Pros: Pricing, cheap HBO
"03.12.2016 14:32:52" social.techcrunch.com What interns and new grads really get paid at top tech companies From woefully underpaid internships to legendary hiring bonuses at huge Silicon Valley companies, it's hard for job seekers to know what they're worth in.. A student has gathered an interesting slice of data
"03.12.2016 14:09:25" social.techcrunch.com Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Companies like Google, Yahoo, Oracle and PayPal.. The rise of platforms is now becoming the war of platforms
"03.12.2016 13:48:08" social.techcrunch.com As acquisition talk surfaces, Pebble stays quiet about Time 2 shipping When rumors first surfaced about a Fitbit acquisition of Kickstarter king Pebble, concerned backers were understandable concerned about what the news would.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
"03.12.2016 13:26:19" social.techcrunch.com Emotionally intelligent computers may already have a higher EQ than you The idea of creating robots that can understand, compute and respond to human emotions has been explored in movies for decades. However, a common.. Computers are already demonstrating they can augment human emotional intelligence
"03.12.2016 13:05:48" social.techcrunch.com Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn't there — making the problem.. A notoriously difficult problem
"03.12.2016 13:01:40" Live at Disrupt London Hackathon 2016!
"03.12.2016 12:45:04" social.techcrunch.com ESA commits half a billion to its next Mars lander despite predecessor's crash The European Space Agency is doubling down on Mars, dedicating nearly half a billion dollars to its follow-up mission to the planet's surface — even though.. Doubling down on Mars
"03.12.2016 12:37:01" Timeline Photos Who should win the "best overall startup" category at the Crunchies? http://tcrn.ch/2fJYaE5
"03.12.2016 12:21:47" social.techcrunch.com Facebook invests $20M to catalyze affordable housing development in Menlo Park Across the Bay Area, affordable housing remains hard to come by. In a climate where many displaced residents point their blame at the techies, Facebook has.. Forcing action in the community
"03.12.2016 11:59:54" social.techcrunch.com The NFL will reportedly relax their social media rules so teams can post more GIFs and videos About two months ago the NFL implemented a new social media policy that effectively banned teams from posting any video-based content during games. The.. But the $100,000 fine remains
"03.12.2016 11:32:45" social.techcrunch.com A sneak peek at Propel's battling Star Wars drones Last year's breakout Star Wars toy was, without question, Sphero's BB-8. It was the perfect synergy of technology and intellectual property, which.. These drones battle each other and shoot lasers
"03.12.2016 09:37:46" social.techcrunch.com Europe is poised to give Silicon Valley a run for its money, argues a new report You might think Europe is treading water these days, with one of its biggest financial centers, London, hamstrung by Brexit and the uncertainty it has..
"03.12.2016 05:17:57" social.techcrunch.com 'Come for the tool, stay for the network' reconsidered For the past few years, “Come for the tool, stay for the network" has been in vogue as a theory of consumer startup product development. Chris Dixon's.. Building a great network does matter in establishing a sustainable competitive advantage
"03.12.2016 02:16:57" social.techcrunch.com Is this the end of the Apple dynasty? Apple is misplaying the hand Steve Jobs left them, making themselves vulnerable to competition for the first time since iPod. The company has always been at.. Meanwhile, Microsoft is innovating rapidly and taking more risks in spaces that Apple is not
"02.12.2016 23:15:32" social.techcrunch.com Uber begins background collection of rider location data Imagine you're on your way to a therapy appointment in a downtown high-rise. You hail an Uber and enter a nearby coffee shop as your destination so you can.. Uber is tracking you
"02.12.2016 20:14:36" social.techcrunch.com Amazon isn't playing nice with Plex's new cloud service Media server software Plex, which helps you organize your own library of movies, TV shows, photos, and music, is now making it easier to access the content..
"02.12.2016 19:51:00" social.techcrunch.com AWS shoots for total cloud domination AWS held its annual re:Invent customer conference this week -- and as it revealed one new service after another, one thing became clear: the company with a..
"02.12.2016 19:24:21" social.techcrunch.com Facebook blocks links to B.S. Detector, fake news warning plugin Not only is Facebook not providing little red warnings along with links to potentially specious news—it's now blocking links to the plugin that did. Over..
"02.12.2016 19:03:52" social.techcrunch.com Nigeria's Black Friday sales test the e-commerce models of startups Jumia and Konga Africa's two leading e-commerce startups, Jumia and Konga, topped their 2015 Black Friday merchandise sales in Nigeria—even as the country weathers..
"02.12.2016 18:38:40" social.techcrunch.com Snapchat Spectacles, Oculus Touch and Product Hunt: Listen to TCBC 10 with Fitz Tepper Spectacles are all the rage, but me and this week's guest Fitz Tepper have already stopped using ours pretty much. Maybe we're just not cool. Still, the hardware from Snapchat parent Snap, Inc. is the most interesting gadget created in recent memory, and How stick are Snap, Inc's Spectacles? We ask two early Spectacles users (ourselves) on this week's TCBC.
"02.12.2016 18:35:02" social.techcrunch.com Pandora shares up 11% on acquisition report Internet radio pioneer Pandora, saw its shares jump over 11% on Friday to $12.77, amid renewed acquisition speculation. A report from CNBC indicated that..
"02.12.2016 18:12:37" social.techcrunch.com AWS shoots for total cloud domination AWS held its annual re:Invent customer conference this week -- and as it revealed one new service after another, one thing became clear: the company with a.. Aiming for total market control.
"02.12.2016 17:51:26" Official Star Wars drones The first official Star Wars drones are here
"02.12.2016 17:41:03" Disrupt London: Watch a robot beat a human at Civilization followed by the Startup Battlefield Finals awards ceremony
"02.12.2016 17:37:35" Azmat Yusuf of Citymapper followed by Alex Zhu of Musical.ly at Disrupt London
"02.12.2016 17:30:20" Disrupt London Battlefield Finals
"02.12.2016 17:24:36" Layering reality with Omar Tayeb of Blippar at Disrupt London
"02.12.2016 17:22:20" All things robots with Marc Raibert of Boston Dynamics at Disrupt London
"02.12.2016 17:20:08" VW and Gett discuss the future of transportation at Disrupt London
"02.12.2016 17:16:27" Mustafa Suleyman of Google DeepMind at Disrupt London
"02.12.2016 17:14:03" Disrupt London Hackathon Presentations (Part 1)
"02.12.2016 16:36:40" social.techcrunch.com NFL games come to CBS's streaming service, starting this Sunday CBS this week announced a significant deal with the NFL that could bring more subscribers to its over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters, CBS.. Now cord cutters with the CBS All Access app can get the local CBS broadcast (but not on mobile)
"02.12.2016 16:31:08" social.techcrunch.com Emotibot wants to help chatbots know how you really feel Emotional intelligence is a hard thing to achieve, even in humans. But it's especially difficult in robots, and maybe even more so in chatbots, whose available tools for picking up on emotional cues are quite limited. Emotibot is a Chinese startup that's An emotional chatbot? Sounds like either a dream or a nightmare.
"02.12.2016 15:02:59" tcrn.ch The periodic table gets four new official additions Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson are officially official. This week, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry added numbers 113,.. Nh, Mc, Ts and Og will fill out row 7 on the periodic table
"02.12.2016 13:35:22" social.techcrunch.com WeChat, China's top messaging app, no longer tells users when it censors their messages Users of WeChat, China's most popular messaging app, are having conversations secretly censored without their knowledge, according to a new report from..
"02.12.2016 13:11:58" social.techcrunch.com Uber accused of helping drivers break taxi laws in Danish test case Uber's European business has been indicted in a Danish court on charges of assisting two drivers of breaking local taxi laws, Reuters reports.
"02.12.2016 12:25:23" social.techcrunch.com Didi's CTO explains why China's ride-sharing giant has a data advantage China's Didi Chuxing made headlines this year when it announced along with Uber that it would be taking over Uber's business in its own country. Uber's sale.. Here's what the CTO of China's Uber-beating ridesharing giant told us about how they use machine learning.
"02.12.2016 10:43:09" social.techcrunch.com Relax, artificial intelligence isn't coming for your job There is a pervasive underlying fear from generations raised on dystopian science fiction that artificial intelligence and robotics will be the undoing of.. The goal is to help you work more efficiently and intelligently — not to remove you from the equation
"02.12.2016 04:52:07" social.techcrunch.com Bullpen closes its third fund at $75 million to back post-seed stage startups Bullpen Capital, a venture firm that specializes in post-seed stage deals, has closed its third fund at $75 million. The firm invests in companies that..
"02.12.2016 04:12:10" social.techcrunch.com TCBC 10: Snapchat Spectacles, Oculus Touch and Product Hunt Spectacles are all the rage, but me and this week's guest Fitz Tepper have already stopped using ours pretty much. Maybe we're just not cool. Still, the.. Listen to our latest podcast
"02.12.2016 03:48:05" social.techcrunch.com The Moto Mods ecosystem expands with a car dock and Mophie battery backup At launch, the Moto Z was compatible with three different modular backings (four if you count the shell projector): a Motorola pico projector, a speaker from.. Expect even more mods from next year
"02.12.2016 03:48:00" Star Wars drones The first official Star Wars drones are here
"02.12.2016 02:38:37" social.techcrunch.com Motorola won't release a new smartwatch any time soon Two key things we learned during a Motorola press event in Chicago this week. 1. The company's bullish on modular phones and 2. Not so much with.. This doesn't bode well for Android Wear
"02.12.2016 02:14:33" social.techcrunch.com 14 gifts that keep on giving Hit songs of the season ask: why can't we make everyday a holiday? The answer is that we can. By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new.. Awesome subscription-based gifts
"02.12.2016 01:48:22" social.techcrunch.com A new brain health app from Neurotrack warns users of memory decline A Redwood City, Calif. startup called Neurotrack Technologies Inc. has created a brain health app that is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of.. Unraveling the mysteries of memory
"02.12.2016 01:37:37" social.techcrunch.com Reports of a Facebook fake news detector are apparently a plugin Update: The feature appears to be an implementation of the Chrome plugin B.S. Detector, which some users took as a test by Facebook itself. We'll continue to.. Finally, Facebook is fighting back against fake news
"02.12.2016 01:21:29" social.techcrunch.com Juniper Networks acquires cloud optimization service AppFormix AppFormix, a cloud operations management and optimization startup, today announced that it has been acquired by publicly traded networking company Juniper.. Juniper Networks plans to pair AppFormix's telemetry and operations management smarts with its Contrail product line
"02.12.2016 00:56:21" social.techcrunch.com Twitter buys startup Yes, Inc. and scores a new VP of product in the process One-hundred and forty-three. That's not the new character limit or the number of heads of product Twitter has employed over the few years (though close)... Yes Inc's other half-dozen employees will also be joining the Twitter staff
"02.12.2016 00:43:20" social.techcrunch.com Spatial helps users navigate like a native Lyden Foust was an ethnographer traveling the world on behalf of corporations, living in a city for months at a time to learn what he could, and reporting.. Spatial expects to close a $2 million seed round
"02.12.2016 00:20:05" social.techcrunch.com Genesis Partners spins out $50 million fund, F2 Capital, to back early-stage startups in Israel Three members of the senior investing team at Genesis Partners, a major Israeli venture firm, are stepping out with a new, early-stage fund of their own.. A new early-stage fund
"01.12.2016 23:59:59" social.techcrunch.com BOTS Act punishing online scalpers passes Senate, moves on to the House Scalpers who use bots to slam ticket websites and snatch up a huge proportion of seats at popular shows may soon find themselves in violation of federal law... Scalpers who use bots may soon find themselves in violation of federal law
"01.12.2016 23:34:28" social.techcrunch.com Entrepreneurs sense power shift back to VCs in annual First Round Capital survey First Round Capital just published its second-ever State of Startups report, and it's chock full of interesting sentiments from a survey of more than 700.. Nearly one in five founders think their company will be worth a billion dollars
"01.12.2016 23:17:24" There will be no Crunch Report today or tomorrow. Next week, Crunch Report will air on Monday and Tuesday from Disrupt London, but there won't be any episodes the rest of the week.
"01.12.2016 23:13:20" social.techcrunch.com Oculus shows off the 50+ launch titles for its Touch motion controllers Oculus is gearing up for a major hardware launch next week with its $199 Touch motion controllers. That's nice and all but as we've learned, VR hardware is.. Hardware is really only as good as its software
"01.12.2016 22:46:37" social.techcrunch.com You can now wear Spectacles indoors with Rochester Optical's lenses If Snap's Spectacles are really about sharing your life with the world, we need a solution for capturing the majority of our lives that occur boxed inside.. Replacement lenses for Spectacles
"01.12.2016 22:21:14" social.techcrunch.com Earthquake-sensing mobile app MyShake captures hundreds of temblors large and small Back in February, seismologists at UC Berkeley released MyShake, an app that passively monitors for seismic activity, both watching for earthquakes and.. Help build up that worldwide network
"01.12.2016 21:55:26" social.techcrunch.com Researchers taught Boston Dynamics' Atlas humanoid robot to walk gingerly over rubble There's something strangely comforting in watching Boston Dynamics' 330-pound bipedal humanoid robot cautiously attempt to navigate a field of uneven.. Tackling walking challenges
"01.12.2016 21:40:56" social.techcrunch.com Smartglasses-maker ODG scores $58M in Series A led by 21st Century Fox Even as the broader public (okay, maybe just the tech press) waits patiently for announcements from the mixed reality mirage known as Magic Leap, there's an.. This AR company has already been shipping smartglasses for years
"01.12.2016 21:20:50" social.techcrunch.com Geenee picks up $4.4 million Series A to make Instagram more shoppable There is a huge disconnect between the way users engage with content on platforms like Instagram and the way that they shop online. Without native links in.. There's a huge opportunity here
"01.12.2016 21:10:03" Nike HyperAdapt The Nike HyperAdapt self-tying shoes are the first step toward something larger http://tcrn.ch/2gz1rD0
"01.12.2016 20:49:25" social.techcrunch.com Logojoy turns design into an AI-powered, iterative process If you've ever had to have a logo designed, you probably know that a lot of love, care, taste, years of training, tons of experience and buckets of knowledge.. Unlocking the power of AI to help you throw together logos
"01.12.2016 20:28:49" social.techcrunch.com That one time I was tucked in by a startup There I was on a comfy gray couch, surrounded by pillows and being handed an eye mask in a reserved office space in downtown San Francisco when, next thing I.. Then Tamara began to speak...
"01.12.2016 20:15:00" social.techcrunch.com Nokia-branded Android smartphones will arrive in the first half of next year In 2011, then-CEO Stephen Elop famously described the company's situation as a “burning platform” in a memo to his staff. That same year, the company plunged into the icy waters of a deal to make Windows Phone 7 its primary operating system. It's been a rough decade or so for Nokia's smartphone business
"01.12.2016 19:32:47" social.techcrunch.com Facebook's advice to students interested in artificial intelligence Math. Math. Oh and perhaps some more math. That's the gist of the advice to students interested in AI from Facebook's Yann LeCun and Joaquin Quiñonero.. Math, math and more math
"01.12.2016 19:06:30" social.techcrunch.com AWS launches Blox, a collection of open source tools for the EC2 Container Service With its EC2 Container Service (ECS), Amazon has long offered support for software containers on its AWS cloud computing platform. Today, at its re:Invent.. More updates to how Amazon supports containers
"01.12.2016 19:05:31" social.techcrunch.com JustEat is now delivering takeout with self-driving robots in the UK The robots will serve you now: Greenwich, London residents have officially begun receiving deliveries from autonomous, six-wheeled rolling cooler bots, which are handling the "last mile" of food delivery from nearby takeout restaurants. Engadget notes These rolling robots have officially gone to work delivering your food.
"01.12.2016 19:00:02" Photos from TechCrunch's post This Nikon One was the third production camera — as in the third actual camera it built — from the now-famous company, and it's the oldest one known to still be around today. It sold at an auction for $406,000 http://tcrn.ch/2gL1fU5
"01.12.2016 18:57:04" social.techcrunch.com AWS Batch simplifies batch computing in the cloud Amazon's new AWS Batch allows engineers to execute a series of jobs automatically, in the cloud. The tool lets you run apps and container images on whatever.. Many Amazon customers were bootstrapping their own batch computing systems
"01.12.2016 18:56:20" social.techcrunch.com AWS lets developers execute Lambda functions on edge locations with Lamba@Edge Today, Amazon said it was rolling out a tool called Lambda@Edge, that allows developers to execute Lambda functions at edge locations on a content delivery.. Cutting down the time needed to make a process
"01.12.2016 18:50:14" social.techcrunch.com Amazon Glue solves sticky data prep problem in cloud Amazon announced Amazon Glue today at the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. The tool has been designed to help developers process data, whether the source.. Simplifying data analysis
"01.12.2016 18:37:47" social.techcrunch.com YayPay wants to help big companies deal with accounts receivable YayPay is focusing on an interesting yet underserved niche — collecting payments from your customers. The startup is launching the second version of its platform today and now focuses on big companies with accounts receivable teams. The company first Helping your company get paid on time
"01.12.2016 18:29:48" social.techcrunch.com Zenefits' free software approach deemed illegal under Washington state law Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has ordered insurance startup Zenefits to stop distributing its software in the state. The Commissioner issued a release detailing the order on Thursday, and explaining that the block is a result of Washington state regulators have used local consumer protection laws to force Zenefits to charge a fee for its insurance software.
"01.12.2016 18:23:51" social.techcrunch.com Amazon Pinpoint helps developers keep users coming back to their apps As developers build apps, the hard part becomes not only attracting sufficient audience to justify the exercise, but also finding ways to keep that audience.. Build apps and they will come.
"01.12.2016 18:23:20" social.techcrunch.com 10 gizmos and gifts to encourage kids to learn to code Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We'll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a..
"01.12.2016 18:18:10" Neurotrack health app A new brain health app from Neurotrack warns users of memory decline http://tcrn.ch/2gQfovy
"01.12.2016 18:01:31" social.techcrunch.com Online real estate service OpenDoor raises $210M Series D despite risky financing model This afternoon, Norwest Venture Partners announced that it led a massive $210 million Series D investment round in OpenDoor. With the new capital, the startup.. A big round for a real estate startup
"01.12.2016 17:58:24" social.techcrunch.com Remember when GZA performed at the Crunchies? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo3UoTQNGgw Way back in 2012, at the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, GZA presented an award with then-writer Drew Olanoff. And.. Legendary.
"01.12.2016 17:56:21" social.techcrunch.com AWS X-Ray gives developers a way to look into every little operation in their applications Amazon today is rolling out a tool to help developers dive deep into their existing applications to diagnose each element of the application's processes in.. Deep dive into existing apps
"01.12.2016 17:55:46" social.techcrunch.com AWS launches Shield to protect web applications from DDoS attacks At its re:Invent developer conference, Amazon today announced AWS Shield, a DDoS protection service for web apps that run on Amazon's cloud computing service... A DDoS protection service for web apps
"01.12.2016 17:54:42" social.techcrunch.com AWS Personal Health Dashboard helps developers monitor the state of their cloud apps DevOps teams will be happy to hear that Amazon is launching its own dashboard for Amazon Web Services. Personal Health Dashboard, as the company calls it, is.. DevOps teams will be happy to hear this
"01.12.2016 17:06:46" social.techcrunch.com SpaceX wants to get back to launching with Dec. 16 Iridium flight SpaceX hasn't had a launch since one of its Falcon 9 rockets exploded on a launch pad during pre-flight checks in September, but it's hoping to resume activities with a December 16 mission for client Iridium Communications.The proposed launch was SpaceX sets its sights on December 16 for a return to flight.
"01.12.2016 16:32:56" social.techcrunch.com Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures moves into video game publishing Annapurna Pictures, the production company behind films including Zero Dark Thirty and Her, is launching a new division focused on video game development and.. Will Megan Ellison's approach work in gaming?
"01.12.2016 16:30:47" social.techcrunch.com Here's everything AWS will announce today Amazon is hosting the second of two major keynotes at its re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas today. TechCrunch has received detailed notes on the.. All today's major announcements.
"01.12.2016 16:08:19" social.techcrunch.com White House AR app puts the nation's most prestigious address on a $1 bill A new app called 1600 will build a virtual White House on a real one dollar bill before your very eyes using augmented reality – and it's the product of the White House itself. Created by the product team headed by ex-Facebook employee and current White This new AR app from the White House wants to teach history to the Pokémon Go generation.
"01.12.2016 16:01:16" social.techcrunch.com AngelList acquires Product Hunt AngelList, the LinkedIn for startups just bought Product Hunt, the platform where people vote up or down on startup products. Product Hunt has been in secret talks with AngelList for the last four months to sell the company.
"01.12.2016 15:41:32" social.techcrunch.com MusicNet aims to give machine learning algorithms a taste for Beethoven We've got machine learning systems captioning images, synthesizing speech and translating between languages, but it seems we've been neglecting their cultural.. Disappointingly there's no Chopin
"01.12.2016 14:47:31" social.techcrunch.com Apple could be using drones to improve Apple Maps data Apple is putting a lot of effort to improve its Apple Maps data and design. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company plans to use drones to track changes and improve mapping data over time. It would apparently be faster to use a fleet of Look up, there might be an Apple drone
"01.12.2016 14:42:49" social.techcrunch.com Amazon Prime Channels adds HBO and Cinemax It's getting a lot easier to live outside the loving embrace of a cable or satellite TV subscription – Amazon just added HBO and Cinemax to its Channels selection of add-on packs for Prime video members. HBO is an additional $14.99 per month, and Cinemax HBO and Cinemax are now available as Prime Video add-ons.
"01.12.2016 14:25:05" social.techcrunch.com iHeartRadio launches on-demand music plans starting at $4.99 a month A few months ago, iHeartRadio announced that it would beadding paid subscriptions for on-demand music. Today it's releasing more details about its plans —.. iHeartRadio takes on Spotify with a "turbocharged" radio experience
"01.12.2016 14:15:13" social.techcrunch.com VR tie-in invites movie fans to live the Assassin's Creed life Assassin's Creed is basically a story about a guy plugged into VR doing crazy thing in his own family's long-dead past, so it's only fitting that the movie would come with a VR experience which puts fans and viewers themselves in the middle of the action. VR tie-in invites movie fans to live the Assassin's Creed life
"01.12.2016 14:01:25" social.techcrunch.com Hyperloop Transportation Technologies claims $100 million in total investment Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the counterpart startup to Hyperloop One, which is also building a prototype of Elon Musk's hyperloop system, says it has raised a total of $100 million dollars to build the tech aiming to zip us from San We break down the real numbers.
"01.12.2016 13:35:25" social.techcrunch.com New leaf-like capture method could boost solar panel efficiency We often look to nature for tips on how to build better tech, and few things in nature are better at harnessing the power of the sun than the leaves of ordinary plants. Researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland have discovered a way to build Tesla's solar roof tile could benefit from this new technology created by Finland's University of Oulu.
"01.12.2016 12:30:53" social.techcrunch.com YC grad Workramp lands $1.8 million seed round Workramp, a startup that wants to change the way companies onboard and train their employees, announced a $1.8 million seed round today. Investors include.. Transforming onboarding and training.
"01.12.2016 12:26:24" social.techcrunch.com Spotify launches new series of original recordings called Spotify Singles Music streaming startup Spotify is introducing a new series of original artist recordings called Spotify Singles. The company plans to record a couple of.. Spotify Sessions are phased out in favor of "Singles" and "Live"
"01.12.2016 11:01:09" social.techcrunch.com Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine The Sean Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy has plans to work with more than 30 publi and private pharmaceutical, biotech, cancer research nonprofits and academic institutions to use predictive algorithms on DNA and RNA sequencing data to find The new collaboration will use algorithms to find and target cancerous neoantigens found on tumors.
"01.12.2016 10:12:00" John Oliver at the Crunchies 2013 TBT: Remember that time John Oliver roasted Silicon Valley at the 2013 Crunchies? http://tcrn.ch/2fI804M
"01.12.2016 08:01:14" social.techcrunch.com Hardbound's app uses visual stories to catch you up on the day's news and more Instead of killing time on your phone playing games or browsing Facebook, the recently launched application Hardbound aims to help you fill your spare.. Fill your spare minutes with an attempt to learn something new
"01.12.2016 06:19:52" social.techcrunch.com Motorola 'likely' to launch a Project Tango module for the Moto Z Slowly but surely the Moto Z is getting an ecosystem. The promising handset launched with some solid specs and a handful of add-ons that made it the most..
"01.12.2016 05:55:46" social.techcrunch.com Tesla will move to open Richmond store after DMV win Tesla has won the right to open and operate its own dealership in Virginia, after the state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner reversed a ruling from.. Tesla wins in VA
"01.12.2016 05:31:21" social.techcrunch.com Oldest surviving Nikon fetches $406K at auction A fabulous piece of photographic history just sold at auction for $406,000, more than twice the estimated haul. This Nikon One was the third production camera..
"01.12.2016 05:09:11" social.techcrunch.com Referees will wear hats with built-in GoPros during the Big Ten Championship Game Are you upset your team isn't playing in a championship game this weekend and need a reason to watch? Well here's a reason to watch at least one game on.. Here's a reason to watch at least one game on Saturday
"01.12.2016 04:51:37" social.techcrunch.com Zero is a mobile automation app for email addicts Email apps are a dime a dozen. There are the regular emails apps that come with our phones, there's Gmail and Spark and there's 50 others that all offer just.. Think of Zero as an AI-enabled email system
"01.12.2016 04:02:31" tcrn.ch Fitbit is reportedly buying troubled smartwatch maker Pebble It looks consolidation is acoming to the wearables space with Fitbit set to acquire smartwatch maker and $20 million Kickstarter-darling Pebble, according to.. BREAKING
"01.12.2016 03:52:32" social.techcrunch.com The connected car and another fragmented market As any new industry takes shape, technical fragmentation occurs. The connected car is new and hot and, like markets prior, there's a huge land-grab.. We need an “Android type” system for the connected car
"01.12.2016 02:10:13" social.techcrunch.com Making an Arduino-based CNC plotter out of a DVD player is as easy as 1, 2, what's Arduino again? Once, long ago when magazines still existed, I bought a copy of Popular Mechanics. Inside was a guide on how to build a robotic lawnmower. Now this was back.. Here's how it's done
"01.12.2016 01:44:33" social.techcrunch.com Dusk's new app lets you live stream anonymously Online anonymity can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can give people a voice when they'd otherwise be afraid to speak up - whether that's because.. Online anonymity can be a double-edged sword
"01.12.2016 01:21:38" social.techcrunch.com Founder Collective easily finds $75 million for fund three Founder Collective, the seven-year-old, Cambridge, Ma.-based seed-stage venture fund, has closed its third fund with $75 million in capital from a small group.. Bets range from instant coffee to an event ticketing marketplace
"01.12.2016 00:58:24" social.techcrunch.com TraceLink, helping the pharma industry trace and track drugs, lands $51.5M from Goldman Sachs TraceLink, the SaaS platform for tracking and tracing pharmaceuticals, has today announced the close of a $51.5 million Series C financing led by Goldman.. Stopping the trade of counterfeit medicines
"01.12.2016 00:32:08" social.techcrunch.com For Nike, the HyperAdapt self-tying shoes are the first step toward something larger At $720, Version 1.0 of Nike's HyperAdapt self-tying shoes are for sneakerheads. They're flashy and pricey, and while Nike isn't revealing exact.. For the true sneakerheads
"01.12.2016 00:23:09" Crunch Report 11/30 GoPro cuts 15% of workforce, Amazon uses a semi-truck to move data and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2g8xSrb
"01.12.2016 00:18:37" social.techcrunch.com Another startup takes on the strange world of the digital paper tablet The death of the devoted e-reader has been foretold time and time again. But while there's been an unquestionable thinning of the herd, the devoted few.. You can buy it right now for a cool $800
"30.11.2016 23:45:46" social.techcrunch.com Europe is poised to give Silicon Valley a run for its money, argues a new report You might think Europe is treading water these days, with one of its biggest financial centers, London, hamstrung by Brexit and the uncertainty it has.. Europe's tech scene is being propelled forward by new trends
"30.11.2016 23:25:39" social.techcrunch.com Gett secures $100M loan from Sberbank to expand its on-demand ride service After raising $300 million from Volkswagen earlier this year, on-demand ride service Gett is getting another tranche of financing. Today the company announced.. Gett doesn't want to play by Uber's rules
"30.11.2016 23:01:14" social.techcrunch.com Amazon has a shiny new startup accelerator to advance conversational AI Big tech companies have been creating accelerators left and right to evangelize their brands and get developers engaged with APIs and other open source.. A new program for AI startups
"30.11.2016 22:50:01" social.techcrunch.com Apple acknowledges the iCal spam problem, says its working on it If you use iCal and have noticed a weird, sudden influx of calendar invites suggesting you buy bootleg purse knockoffs... you're not alone. Just before Black Friday, spammers started tapping a relatively new technique: sending spam as event invites to For everyone getting hit by the iCal spam wave...
"30.11.2016 22:36:26" social.techcrunch.com Dobot is crowdfunding a robot that laser-engraves, 3D prints and much more Robotic arms seem like they belong in Sci-Fi movies, car factories and the dreams of DIY nerds. Dobot wants to change that, with a shiny new Kickstarter.. Bringing entry-level robotics to the desktop
"30.11.2016 22:16:11" social.techcrunch.com Accel India closes its newest fund with $450 million Accel India has closed its fifth fund with $450 million, roughly two years after closing its fourth fund with $325 million. Whether it's another sign of.. And in record time
"30.11.2016 21:55:57" social.techcrunch.com Google launches App Maker Google today announced the launch of App Maker, the newest entry in the low-code, drag-and-drop app building market. Like its competitors from Microsoft and.. App Maker promises to make it easy for anybody to quickly develop basic apps that serve a very specific purpose inside an organization
"30.11.2016 21:20:16" social.techcrunch.com Reddit cracks down on abuse as CEO apologizes for trolling the trolls Reddit will start issuing warnings, timeouts, and permanent bans to its most abusive trolls, but will also limit the content manipulation capabilities of its.. Reddit's CEO gets no punishment for secretly changing users' comments
"30.11.2016 21:15:46" social.techcrunch.com Box shows strong sales growth in third quarter earnings Cloud storage company Box reported third quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday, beating Wall Street expectations with a record $102.8 million in revenue, a 31% increase year-over-year and above predictions of $100.64 million. Adjusted earnings per Box closed Wednesday at $15.22 per share, slightly above the $14 IPO price in January 2015
"30.11.2016 21:14:53" social.techcrunch.com AWS Snowball Edge offers 100TB of storage and compute functionality Amazon's popular Snowball storage container got a major update today at the company's re:invent conference. Though largely overshadowed by the new batshit.. Ideal for field work and situations where real-time insights are a requirement
"30.11.2016 20:51:25" social.techcrunch.com AWS Greengrass brings Lambda to IoT devices Amazon today announced the launch of Greengrass, a new service that will be built into IoT devices to bring them better and smarter compute capabilities. As.. Bringing IoT devices smarter compute capabilities
"30.11.2016 20:49:14" social.techcrunch.com AWS gives developers larger instances to work with Amazon kicked off its 2016 AWS re:Invent conference with a peppering of announcements regarding its EC2 instance roadmap. The company dropped an updated R4.. An undeniable power punch
"30.11.2016 20:27:20" social.techcrunch.com How to watch Netflix TV shows and movies offline Excited about the new Netflix offline viewing feature but unsure where to start? Here's a quick tutorial that shows you how the feature works in the iOS app,.. Here's the quick tutorial
"30.11.2016 20:05:46" social.techcrunch.com YouTube adds support for 4K live streaming YouTube enabled support for 4K video on its site back in 2010, and today it's bringing that same capability to live streaming. Both standard videos and 360.. YouTube may have the advantage here
"30.11.2016 19:40:53" social.techcrunch.com Twitter now lets mobile users make their own Moments Earlier this fall, Twitter opened up access to its storytelling feature "Moments" to all Twitter users, allowing anyone to create their own stories using.. Moments goes mobile
"30.11.2016 19:15:40" social.techcrunch.com Amazon will truck your massive piles of data to the cloud with an 18-wheeler Meet AWS Snowmobile, a tractor-trailer for when your big data is just to damn big. The truck houses a container that can store 100 petabytes of.. Meet AWS Snowmobile
"30.11.2016 19:09:09" social.techcrunch.com White House expands platforms for inclusive entrepreneurship The White House announced today new and expanded plans to improve diversity and inclusion within the startup economy, focused on higher education, investment.. Focused on higher education, investment and entrepreneurship
"30.11.2016 18:58:06" social.techcrunch.com Jerrick, the company that relaunched Omni, unveils a new community publishing platform Rick Schwartz has produced some great, successful movies, includingThe Departed, Black Swan and Gangs of New York. But with Jerrick Media Holdings (founded.. You could even make a little money for contributing
"30.11.2016 18:36:53" social.techcrunch.com AWS goes after Oracle with new PostgresSQL support in Auoroa There were a lot of jokes and comments at Oracle's expense today at the AWS re:Invent conference, but perhaps the boldest statement came when AWS announced it.. Trying to hone in on Oracle territory
"30.11.2016 18:19:37" social.techcrunch.com AWS announces FPGA instances for its EC2 cloud computing service Amazon's AWS cloud computing service today announced that it is launching a new instance type (F1) with field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The promise.. Available in preview today in AWS's US East region
"30.11.2016 18:18:28" social.techcrunch.com Amazon launches Amazon AI to bring its machine learning smarts to developers Amazon today announced the launch of its new Amazon AI platform at its re:Invent developer event in Las Vegas. This new service brings many of the machine.. Amazon's latest efforts in AI
"30.11.2016 18:03:56" techcrunch.com 12 picture-perfect gifts for your photographer friends Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We'll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Hub. Here are gift ideas for the person in your life who loves taking pictures and shooting video.
"30.11.2016 18:02:44" social.techcrunch.com Baidu doubles the reach of its maps service to tap into China's global travel boom Baidu is giving its maps service, China's most popular mobile mapping app with 348 million active users, a massive expansion to 106 new countries. Baidu is massively expanding its maps service
"30.11.2016 17:38:25" social.techcrunch.com Amazon Web Services is rolling out a way to use just the GPU power you need Amazon is rolling out a new tool for users of its Amazon Web Services that will allow them to essentially use just as much GPU power as necessary without.. Pay for what you actually use
"30.11.2016 17:17:20" social.techcrunch.com GoPro to cut 15% of workforce in restructuring effort GoPro today announced the company will cut 200 jobs, about 15% of its global workforce. The company says this will reduce its 2017 non-GAAP operating expenses.. GoPro is cutting 200 jobs
"30.11.2016 16:54:18" social.techcrunch.com AWS announces virtual private servers starting at $5 a month AWS fired a shot across Digital Ocean's bow this morning at the AWS re:Invent conference when it announced new virtual private servers starting at just $5 a.. AWS launches super cheap VPS.
"30.11.2016 16:48:07" social.techcrunch.com TechCrunch Gift Guide 2016 TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Need gifting ideas? We've got you covered.
"30.11.2016 16:23:04" social.techcrunch.com Adidas will offer runners gait analysis with shoe-worn sensors at its retail stores On Thursday, Adidas will open a new flagship retail location on the outskirts of Times Square. It's the largest of German shoe giant's stores – and the.. Get free analysis from in-house trainers
"30.11.2016 15:53:03" social.techcrunch.com How to watch Netflix TV shows and movies offline Excited about the new Netflix offline viewing feature but unsure where to start? Here's a quick tutorial that shows you how the feature works in the iOS app, where to find settings, and how to manage downloaded movies and TV shows once you have them.It's Here's how to get started with watching videos offline in the Netflix app.
"30.11.2016 15:50:33" social.techcrunch.com Ex-Watergate investigators urge Obama to show leniency to Edward Snowden President Obama has been urged to show leniency to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden by 15 intelligence experts, who were part of a 1970s congressional.. “There is no question that Edward Snowden's disclosures led to public awareness which stimulated reform. Whether or not these clear benefits to the country merit a pardon, they surely do counsel for leniency.”
"30.11.2016 15:26:02" social.techcrunch.com Facebook has cut off Prisma's Live Video access Style transfer startup Prisma added support to its iOS app for livestreaming its art filter effects in real-time via Facebook Live earlier this month -- but.. A David vs Goliath tale that's oh–so–familiar in tech
"30.11.2016 15:10:15" social.techcrunch.com Bragi's new Headphone prove fully wireless earbuds can be great Bragi's first product, the Dash, was incredibly ambitious, combining totally wireless earbuds with fitness tracking and more. The Headphone, its next product, scales back the ambition but nails the core features of providing a set of wireless earbuds Looking for fully wireless headphones? This is a very worthy alternative to Apple's upcoming AirPods.
"30.11.2016 15:01:42" social.techcrunch.com 8Bitdo's NES Classic Edition wireless controller kit adds a range of retro options Got a new NES Classic Edition but woefully disappointed at the official controller's short, corded-only options? Third party alternatives are popping up, but the new NES30 Classic Edition Set and Retro Receiver are a good bet, and are up for pre-order 8Bitdo's NES Classic Edition wireless controller kit adds a range of retro options
"30.11.2016 14:22:10" social.techcrunch.com Readdle's email client Spark is now available on macOS Spark is a neat email client with a few tricks up its sleeve. While it has been available on iOS for a while, Readdle is launching the app on macOS today so that you can use the same email client on all your Apple devices. Readdle is a popular iOS app It's time to replace Gmail.com
"30.11.2016 14:17:04" social.techcrunch.com Netflix adds offline mode for smartphones and tablets Netflix has finally delivered on something users have been asking for basically since it first arrived; offline playback. The streaming media company announced via Twitter that users will be able to select download Netflix content for use while they're Netflix will let you watch offline starting today.
"30.11.2016 12:59:53" social.techcrunch.com Dubsmash syncs €9 million Series B Dubsmash, the lip-syncing video app from Berlin that became a surprise social hit last year, has raised Series B funding. According to multiple sources -- and now confirmed by the company -- Sunstone Capital has led a €9 million (~$9.6m) round with The app is seeing about a million new users added every five days
"30.11.2016 12:30:49" social.techcrunch.com Eric Schmidt-backed data science startup Civis Analytics raises $22M Civis Analytics, a company founded by the chief analytics officer of Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, has raised $22 million in Series A funding... Also: A discussion of data analytics and the 2016 presidential campaign
"30.11.2016 12:24:34" social.techcrunch.com The new, scary face of auto insurance Self-driving cars may never reach accessible autonomy and might only be an add-on feature. It is very likely that the driver will still be liable for the.. Driving tech may never replace drivers, but it could help us become less injury prone
"30.11.2016 10:26:39" social.techcrunch.com Is big data in big trouble? We recently saw two critical developments in the big data and analytics space. Tableau released earnings and missed their forecast by $0.05; their stock.. What were we thinking
"30.11.2016 08:30:37" social.techcrunch.com Period tracking app Clue pulls in $20 million Series B from Nokia Growth Partners Clue, an app built on machine learning to track a woman's monthly menstrual cycle, announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding today.The money comes from several investors with a focus in the healthcare space and was led by Nokia Growth Meaning, it now has $30 million in the bank to improve on a platform aiming to improve women's health with data.
"30.11.2016 08:22:00" social.techcrunch.com The future of front-end development is design Should our kids learn to code? I can't argue against the value of every child having a working knowledge of software development. But there is a difference.. There is a difference between coding foundational tech and front-end development
"30.11.2016 08:01:22" social.techcrunch.com Nine requirements for a successful private ridesharing system The future of urban mobility is rapidly changing as drivers look for safer and more effortless ways to move from point A to point B. While autonomous vehicles.. How carpooling can succeed
"30.11.2016 04:50:23" social.techcrunch.com Every company is a technology company, but most don't behave like one In 2011, Marc Andreesen famously wrote a Wall Street Journal essay declaring that “software is eating the world.” Five years later, the five largest.. Companies can no longer afford to make tech an afterthought
"30.11.2016 04:26:49" social.techcrunch.com Edtech is the next fintech As the world tries to make sense of economic tremors from the Brexit fallout, upcoming U.S. elections and volatile European financial markets, it's easy to.. Edtech is poised to be the biggest and possibly most profitable digitalized sector yet
"30.11.2016 04:02:54" social.techcrunch.com This clever dot screen is a fun widget for your high-tech hipster office Look, it's 2016. A cereal bar, pet grooming station, nap pod, and ping pong hovel aren't enough to get a young programmer's guts boiling. You need something.. A nice conversation piece
"30.11.2016 03:39:18" social.techcrunch.com Starburst Ventures closes $200 million debut fund to back space tech startups A new venture fund called Starburst Ventures has raised a $200 million debut fund to invest in early stage aerospace startups over the next three years. The.. Attention, early stage aerospace startups
"30.11.2016 03:13:52" social.techcrunch.com SocialBooks turns your social media into a lasting memento of your horrific year If you're anything like me you hate social media with a white-hot passion yet you feel oddly compelled to put garbage into it on a regular basis, to your.. Surprise yourself with this charming little book
"30.11.2016 02:49:11" social.techcrunch.com DARPA establishes group to standardize robotic space repairs If we're to keep thousands of expensive satellites in working order, the job isn't going to be done by humans — and DARPA suggests we all get on the same.. Robotic platforms are the obvious solution
"30.11.2016 02:24:55" social.techcrunch.com Synq launches a video API so you don't have to build video delivery from scratch Say you're an app developer and you need to give your app users a way of uploading, storing and playing back video. Instead of having to build your own video.. Making video easier for app developers
"30.11.2016 02:03:28" social.techcrunch.com AWS launches new programs to support its partners Amazon's AWS cloud computing division is hosting its annual re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas this week. Ahead of the main part of the event, the.. A few new partner programs
"30.11.2016 01:38:19" social.techcrunch.com Yes, the U.K. now has a law to log web users' browsing behavior, hack devices and limit encryption 2016 has been a very good year to bury very bad news. And political distractions perhaps explain why a bill that has been described as the most extreme.. It's a good year to bury bad news
"30.11.2016 01:11:09" social.techcrunch.com Uber rival Grab hits the gas on its digital payments platform in Southeast Asia Grab, the main rival to Uber in Southeast Asia, has stepped up its efforts to build a payments platform after it began allowing users to store credit inside.. Grab steps up efforts to build a payments platform
"30.11.2016 00:45:19" social.techcrunch.com Why LinkedIn should kill the résumé and replace it with the experience graph Imagine a future where individuals can illustrate their progression of lifelong learning and training and its links to their real-world performance. In this.. The experience graph is an empowering opportunity to see how we learn
"30.11.2016 00:37:23" Crunch Report 11/29 Facebook Messenger adds instant games, Starburst Ventures wants to bankroll space and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2ghtJ7x
"30.11.2016 00:20:43" social.techcrunch.com Thousands of xHamster login credentials surface online Members of the porn site xHamster should be changing their passwords today after a set of nearly 380,000 usernames, emails and poorly-hashed passwords.. Another day, another hack
"30.11.2016 00:08:29" Meetup + Pitch-Off: Miami Meetup + Pitch-Off: Miami TechCrunch writers discover top startup talent from the Miami area to participate in a rapid-fire pitch-off for prizes.
"30.11.2016 00:05:34" Meetup + Pitch-Off: Washington DC Meetup + Pitch-Off: Washington DC TechCrunch writers discover top startup talent from the DC area to participate in a rapid-fire pitch-off for prizes.
"30.11.2016 00:03:49" social.techcrunch.com Gifts for the many varieties of gamer in your life I'm a gamer, you're a gamer, she's a gamer, we're pretty much all gamers these days. But we probably aren't the same kind of gamer. Here are a few ideas on.. Awesome gifts for your gamer friends
"29.11.2016 23:37:29" social.techcrunch.com Master & Dynamic's MW50 on-ear headphones are comfy but costly The MW50 are on-ear headphones that perform like a pair of over-ears. They're nice to look at, comfortable and, at $449, pretty pricey. The headphones are.. They don't come cheap
"29.11.2016 23:15:22" social.techcrunch.com San Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back Revenge is sweet, but irony is sweeter. Apparently, the hacker who infiltrated San Francisco's Muni transportation system late last week fell victim to his.. Revenge is sweet
"29.11.2016 23:03:55" social.techcrunch.com The end of the Apple dynasty? Apple is misplaying the hand Steve Jobs left them, making themselves vulnerable to competition for the first time since iPod. The company has always been at.. Apple Watch, the first product launch without Steve, was the first not to move the needle
"29.11.2016 22:52:07" Hardware Battlefield at CES Hardware Battlefield at CES Interviews with leading and key industry influencers, highlights of hot new products and TechCrunch's prestigious Hardware Battlefield competition.
"29.11.2016 22:36:48" social.techcrunch.com Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect Hayo's pitch video could use some work. It's stilted and strange and has some trouble conveying precisely what the product does, owing in part to.. Create virtual buttons all over the place
"29.11.2016 22:30:03" social.techcrunch.com The startup school of hard knocks with Jason Goldberg at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. That's next week. Grab tickets here. We're excited to have serial entrepreneur Jason Goldberg, Founder &.. Disrupt London is right around the corner
"29.11.2016 22:18:46" social.techcrunch.com Why Google Analytics ruined marketing Marketers in the high-tech world who use phrases such as “social media marketing,” “Facebook marketing” and “content marketing” do not understand..
"29.11.2016 22:10:21" social.techcrunch.com The best Facebook Messenger games to play right now Starting today you can play games inside Facebook Messenger and News Feed, but which should you try? There are old classic like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, as.. A guide to the new games inside Facebook Messenger
"29.11.2016 21:54:16" social.techcrunch.com Spotify brings soundtracks to Starz' video streaming app Before the streaming era, if you found yourself watching a movie or TV show with a great soundtrack, you may have gone out later to buy the CD. These days,.. That Outlander soundtrack though
"29.11.2016 21:40:57" social.techcrunch.com Gift guide: 11 gifts for IoT enthusiasts
"29.11.2016 21:34:06" social.techcrunch.com Amazon begins reselling Frontier's internet service on its site Earlier this year, Amazon launched a new storefront dubbed the "Amazon Cable Store," which focused on reselling Comcast's internet and television service.. Amazon's site is a lead gen play
"29.11.2016 21:16:00" social.techcrunch.com The best Facebook Messenger games to play right now Starting today you can play games inside Facebook Messenger and News Feed, but which should you try? There are old classic like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, as.. Play Pac-Man or Words With Friends right from News Feed
"29.11.2016 21:13:38" social.techcrunch.com Knotch has patented its color-based feedback system Knotch promises marketers a better way to collect user feedback about the effectiveness of their sponsored content. Now it's announcing that it has received a.. "Data companies are not known for having great design."
"29.11.2016 21:01:14" social.techcrunch.com Intel creates a dedicated autonomous driving technology group Intel is following up on news early Tuesday about its partnership with Mobileye and Delphi on self-driving tech with more autonomous vehicle news: it's creating a whole group dedicated to pursuit of self-driving solution development, called – you'll never Intel now has an entire division dedicated to autonomous driving tech.
"29.11.2016 20:56:21" social.techcrunch.com Yahoo brings its Q&A site to mobile via a new app, Yahoo Answers Now Yahoo has quietly launched a native mobile app for Yahoo Answers, one of the web's largest Q&A sites which attracts over 3.1 million U.S. monthly.. More Yahoo Answers please
"29.11.2016 20:33:29" social.techcrunch.com Mojiworks is a new UK startup building games for iMessage Mojiworks, new startup from the founders of Wonderland, the UK gaming startup acqui-hired by Zynga back in 2011, is on a mission to turn Apple's iMessage into.. A mission to turn iMessage into a social gaming platform
"29.11.2016 20:01:06" social.techcrunch.com Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in Europe in 2017 Ford's pushing forward in its efforts to get autonomous cars on the road, with a plan to begin testing self-driving vehicles in Europe next year. The testing is in advance of extending its plans to debut an autonomous car specifically for ride-sharing Ford's going to start autonomous car testing in Europe next year.
"29.11.2016 19:53:51" social.techcrunch.com Post-App Store developer platform Blackstorm's first showcase instant games launch on Facebook In Ernestine Fu's future, you shouldn't have to wait more than a few seconds to launch a game or an app to connect with a friend. In fact, a few seconds might.. You shouldn't have to wait more than a few seconds to launch an app
"29.11.2016 19:30:47" social.techcrunch.com OhMiBod releases a smaller, more versatile wearable vibrator Just in time for holidays, OhMiBod is releasing the latest version of its “wearable massager.” Half a decade after the release of the Club Vibe 2.OH, the.. Just in time for the holidays
"29.11.2016 19:03:56" social.techcrunch.com Uber introduces web-based car bookings for all of its users in India Uber has launched a web-based booking option for all of its customers in India. A web-based booking option
"29.11.2016 18:27:54" social.techcrunch.com Just like Uber, Lyft launches upfront fares Lyft is launching upfront fares so that passengers won't get any surprises once the ride ends. Although Lyft had previously offered fare estimates, you'll now.. No more surprises
"29.11.2016 17:08:26" social.techcrunch.com LeEco's TVs and smartphones are coming to Best Buy, Amazon and Target December 1 For all the pomp and circumstance surrounding LeEco's US launch, the company hasn't exactly made its products easy to get here in the States, largely.. Want to try LeEco's products in the U.S.?
"29.11.2016 17:05:11" social.techcrunch.com Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games mobile web platform Bored while you wait for friends to text back? Now you can challenge friends for high scores on Facebook Messenger's new Instant Games, like Pac-Man, Space.. Facebook's new Messenger Instant Games are so addictive
"29.11.2016 16:50:00" Have you seen the TechCrunch store?
"29.11.2016 16:47:25" social.techcrunch.com Samsung Electronics considers restructure following pressure from shareholders Samsung Electronics has revealed that it is considering splitting the company into two following pressure from investors. Samsung could be splitting the company into two
"29.11.2016 16:35:22" social.techcrunch.com Cyber Monday hauls in $3.39B of online purchases, smashing the single-day sales record As people continue to hunt for bargains online, we are more seeing more record-breaking marquee online sales days. Cyber Monday -- coming the first day after.. Cyber Monday was bigger than ever
"29.11.2016 16:30:56" social.techcrunch.com That time John Oliver roasted Silicon Valley at the Crunchies Two years ago John Oliver returned to host the Crunchies for the second time. And he roasted the crowd. The video is below and it's worth watching. This.. A video worth watching
"29.11.2016 16:05:17" social.techcrunch.com GM's new semi-autonomous cruise control will use facial recognition GM's next smart cruise control system is designed to let drivers actually remove their hands from the wheel while in operation, and uses facial recognition to.. GM's semi-autonomous cruise control will watch drivers to make sure they're paying attention.
"29.11.2016 16:01:24" social.techcrunch.com How a former model decided to launch an app to tackle Mental Health Mental health is one of the buzzwords of the moment, especially now Royalty like Prince William and Duchess Katherine have been championing it, along with Kid.. Silja Litvin wants to bring therapy to the ultimate comfort-zone: an app
"29.11.2016 15:36:21" social.techcrunch.com Intel joins Mobileye and Delphi on self-driving car system Mobileye and Delphi announced a partnership to build an affordable self-driving car platform it could sell to automakers starting in 2019 earlier this year, and now Intel is joining the two automative suppliers to provide the chips used in their Intel has powerful new partners in the race to self-driving.
"29.11.2016 15:08:20" social.techcrunch.com Welcome to the future of work With advances in information technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence developing at a rapid rate, workforce dislocations are happening now and are.. Policy choices we make will be critical
"29.11.2016 14:43:40" social.techcrunch.com Nintendo "worlds" of attractions coming to Universal Studios parks Nintendo will provide fans a way to put themselves in the game at Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando and Universal Hollywood, and it won't require use of a VR headset. The Mario-maker is teaming up with the theme park operator for a new set of Nintendo will bring Mario and more to Universal Theme Parks.
"29.11.2016 14:27:41" social.techcrunch.com Twitter to host a live Q&A with the Star Wars: Rogue One cast Dec. 2 Twitter is doing a live streaming event on Friday, December 2 with the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the company announced today. The stream will be hosted by People magazine, and will include content from the film that hasn't yet been released, Rogue One cast and director will host a live Twitter Q&A on Dec. 2.
"29.11.2016 14:17:59" social.techcrunch.com Nissan's first connected car push will provide service notifications to drivers Nissan's doing its first big push into internet-connected cars, and the first steps are tentative, as you might expect from something as sensitive as provided a direct line to the internet to a vehicle: The Japanese automaker will be offering an option on Nissan dips its toe into connected car services with maintenance alerts.
"29.11.2016 14:01:13" social.techcrunch.com Five really good reasons to attend TC Disrupt London, Dec 5-6 It's a big decision to take a day or two to attend a startup tech conference. No doubt you would like a solid return on your investment of time and money, not.. 4. Discover startups (really good ones)
"29.11.2016 13:38:53" social.techcrunch.com BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW team to build high-power EV charging network for Europe A new joint venture between major carmakers will attempt to make it easier to get around Europe using electric cars, thanks to a network of chargers with up to 350 kW charging capacity, which could drastically reduce overall charging times compared to Carmakers are joining forces to help electrify European roadways with high-speed charge stations.
"29.11.2016 13:37:45" social.techcrunch.com The four key responsibilities of a good board member "Competence is under-rated," is not what one would expect to hear from an investor and member of multiple boards on the topic of what makes a great director... What happens when you need to fire the CEO
"29.11.2016 13:16:20" social.techcrunch.com Amazon said to plan Alexa speaker with 7-inch touchscreen for 2017 Amazon could follow-up the early success of the Echo and Echo Dot with a new Alexa-powered premium speaker that includes a 7-inch touchscreen that can be tilted to different viewing angles for easier use in the kitchen, according to a new Bloomberg Amazon's next Alexa speaker might be a premium device with a 7-inch touchscreen designed for the kitchen.
"29.11.2016 13:01:13" social.techcrunch.com Hyundai UK picks up a trick from Tesla with new online car sales Hyundai is launching a new website called "Click to Buy" in the UK, where customers can purchase its cars directly with fixed pricing and no haggling. The online model of car sales is one that Tesla employs widely for its own vehicles, owing in part to Hyundai's going to start selling cars direct to customers over the Internet in the UK in 2017.
"29.11.2016 10:05:06" social.techcrunch.com How to estimate a company's health without really trying Within the past few months, NetSuite, Marketo, LinkedIn, FleetMatics and LogMeIn have each been acquired or merged for a combined value of more than $50.. What separates the chosen companies from the rest?
"29.11.2016 08:55:20" social.techcrunch.com There's more than one way to share your car Over the past several years, the popularity of “sharing economy” models has skyrocketed. The key to success has been finding a category with high demand.. It's not too early to start thinking more broadly about the role that cars play in society
"29.11.2016 08:02:41" social.techcrunch.com Charge trucks tackle race tracks Charge, an Oxford, UK-based electric vehicle company, is testing its prototypes in the most time-honored way: at the races. Since the dawn of the automotive.. Testing prototypes at the races
"29.11.2016 05:38:14" social.techcrunch.com Designer Christian Villum talks about the future of intelligently-designed cities This week on Technotopia I talked to Christian Villum, a designer and thinker at the Danish Design Center. His vision of the future is simple: with the right.. With the right tools, cities can be reborn
"29.11.2016 05:18:15" social.techcrunch.com A longtime VC on the virtues of not swinging for the fences There's a winner-take-all mentality in Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, it has distorted the thinking of countless entrepreneurs who'd likely be better off..
"29.11.2016 03:58:39" social.techcrunch.com Facetune 2 puts a powerful photo editor in your pocket The original Facetune app made it easy and fast to make your selfies look next-level awesome. Lightricks just released a fully revamped version 2 of Facetune,.. Editing magic
"29.11.2016 03:35:35" social.techcrunch.com Yeehaw launches 3D printer for kids on Indiegogo The Yeehaw is a 3D printer aimed at the kids market. The company's Indiegogo campaign carries a $249 early-bird price tag and promises to ship the first 50.. Aimed squarely at the young geeks market
"29.11.2016 03:10:51" social.techcrunch.com High-end audio maker Devialet nabs €100M from Foxconn, Jay Z, Rubin's Playground and more Make way for another startup that wants to shake up the world of music and audio technology. Devialet, the French developer of high-end speakers and the.. Make way for another audio tech startup
"29.11.2016 02:43:04" social.techcrunch.com Amazon expands its online gift shop “Interesting Finds,” adds human curation Following its debut earlier this year, Amazon quietly launched a revamped and expanded version of Pinterest-like feature called "Interesting Finds," which is.. Amazon's Pinterest-like feature expands
"29.11.2016 00:36:29" social.techcrunch.com AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now AT&T today officially unveiled its DirecTV Now live TV streaming service at an event held in New York City. The service, which is launching on November.. Launching on Nov. 30
"29.11.2016 00:16:44" Crunch Report 11/28 Casey Neistat's company Beme is bought by CNN, San Francisco transit system is hacked and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2gDnRDA
"29.11.2016 00:08:43" social.techcrunch.com Uber begins background collection of rider location data Imagine you're on your way to a therapy appointment in a downtown high-rise. You hail an Uber and enter a nearby coffee shop as your destination so you can grab a snack before the appointment. In the car, you scroll through Instagram and check your email. Uber's looking for more location data from riders – here's why it says it wants that info.
"28.11.2016 23:53:34" social.techcrunch.com Zenefits penalized $7 million in California for insurance licensing violations The California Department of Insurance has fined human resources and health benefits company Zenefits $7 million for "multiple license violations," the.. Zenefits is being fined for multiple license violations
"28.11.2016 23:35:58" social.techcrunch.com A prominent Silicon Valley investment banker is suing Theranos, and seeking class-action status Theranos, the 13-year-old, Palo Alto-based health technology startup, is being sued by two more investors who say they were lied to about Theranos's health.. More trouble for Theranos
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"28.11.2016 20:45:58" social.techcrunch.com Despite recent setbacks, LeEco has big retail ambitions in China LeEco may have had some high-profile setbacks in recent weeks, with news coming from the company that it had overextended itself financially in some areas,.. This is what the LeEco store looks like
"28.11.2016 20:22:43" social.techcrunch.com Despite setbacks, LeEco has big retail ambitions at home in China LeEco may have had some high-profile setback in recent weeks, with news coming from the company that it had overextended itself financially in some areas, but the Chinese electronics maker and service provider is still doing ambitious things in retail, Here's a look at LeEco's grand retail designs for China.
"28.11.2016 19:53:38" social.techcrunch.com Final Fantasy XV is finally here, celebrate with a branded Walkman What better way to celebrate the passage of a decade or so spent waiting for the new installment of a popular video game franchise than with a commemorative.. Throwing it back
"28.11.2016 19:32:44" social.techcrunch.com PayPal says mobile shopping accounted for a third of Thanksgiving & Black Friday sales New data from PayPal further confirms mobile's contribution to e-commerce retailers' bottom lines over Thanksgiving and Black Friday. According to data from.. Black Friday online shopping now stretches across multiple days
"28.11.2016 19:09:09" social.techcrunch.com 10 gifts for the data-driven driver or car lover Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We'll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Gift ideas for the person in your life who loves nothing more than to get behind the wheel.
"28.11.2016 18:57:31" social.techcrunch.com San Francisco transit system hit with ransomware San Francisco's public transit riders were greeted with an unusual message at ticket kiosks over the weekend: "You hacked." The city's light rail system,.. MUNI was compromised
"28.11.2016 18:53:25" social.techcrunch.com Boycott Trump app enables consumer-savvy avoidance of The Donald's empire Americans gobsmacked by the outcome of the U.S. presidential election still have an opportunity to vote against Donald Trump with their wallets, and a new app.. Vote against Trump with your wallet
"28.11.2016 18:20:58" social.techcrunch.com Asia's answer to ClassPass is pivoting to become a marketplace for local services One of Asia's most-funded clones of U.S.-based subscription fitness service ClassPass is pivoting to local services. KFit gets a running start
"28.11.2016 18:19:22" social.techcrunch.com What to get your favorite 20-something for the holidays
"28.11.2016 17:57:50" social.techcrunch.com It's not just you, iCloud calendar spam is on the rise If you're using iCloud to sync your calendar across your devices, chances are you just received a bunch of spammy invites over the last few days. Many users are reporting fake events about Black Friday “deals” coming from Chinese users. If you're looking Fantastic Tips (to fight calendar spam) and Where to Find Them
"28.11.2016 17:50:53" social.techcrunch.com BlackBerry among 3 organizations set to test self-driving cars on Ontario roads Canadian self-driving vehicle tests are about to kick off on Ontario public roads, with three groups approved to take part in a pilot licensing program that allows autonomous testing with a safety driver behind the wheel. BlackBerry is one of the three, Self-driving vehicles tests are about to kick off on public roads in Ontario, Canada.
"28.11.2016 17:22:57" social.techcrunch.com As some shareholders call for split, Samsung will announce plans to boost value Like just about everyone else, Samsung had a rough 2016 – though the South Korean company's year was perhaps even tougher than most. There was that drawn.. Samsung could split
"28.11.2016 17:01:34" social.techcrunch.com Dick's Sporting Goods acquires mobile scorekeeping company GameChanger Media Dick's Sporting Goods is expanding its digital tools with the acquisition of GameChanger Media, the company behind the mobile scorekeeping app of the same.. Dick's is expanding its online tools for young athletes
"28.11.2016 15:57:27" social.techcrunch.com Meet the speakers and judges of Disrupt London 2016 Disrupt London is approaching quickly and we're excited to introduce you to our stacked lineup of speakers and judges. The event takes place at former.. Disrupt kicks off next week
"28.11.2016 15:57:08" social.techcrunch.com Uber's China app is now separate from its global app — and a nightmare for foreigners If you're an overseas visitor to China, you'll no longer be able to use Uber for your rides. There's now an Uber app for China and a different one for the rest of the world
"28.11.2016 15:50:13" social.techcrunch.com Two investors who like to shoot-from-the-hip are at Disrupt London, next week TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. That's next week. Grab tickets here. IN amongst our discussion about startups, investing and the future of.. Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson of Sapphire Ventures and Fabrice Grinda of FJ Labs are coming to Disrupt London
"28.11.2016 15:37:15" social.techcrunch.com Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR As competition between television streaming services heats up, Dish's Sling TV announced a new feature designed to better compete with rivals like Sony's.. The cloud DVR will first launch into beta this December
"28.11.2016 14:25:36" social.techcrunch.com No Man's Sky Foundation Update adds base building, new gameplay modes As promised, Hello Games has released a major new update for its ambitious space exploration game No Man's Sky. The new update was promised late last week, but arrived early on Sunday, giving game owners a bunch of new ways to play, including two brand No Man's Sky has a new update that basically turns it into a whole new game.
"28.11.2016 14:01:18" social.techcrunch.com Insta360 Air looks to bring affordable 360-degree video to Android phones 360-degree cameras are still somewhat of a novelty, with a range of options offering decent quality for around $300 or so. A new device launching on Indiegogo Monday could bring some better balance to the cost/effectiveness equation – the Insta360 Air is Want to try 360 video but reluctant to spend big? This new gadget could help.
"28.11.2016 13:53:40" social.techcrunch.com CNN buys Casey Neistat's Beme app, brings the YouTuber in-house CNN has acquired Beme, the social app co-founded by YouTuber Casey Neistat. As part of the deal, Neistat will lead the Beme team as a new standalone media sub-brand operating under CNN's umbrella as executive producer, and all 11 members of the Beme team CNN is hoping Casey Neistat and his social app Beme will pave the way for them to reach a new audience.
"28.11.2016 13:10:44" social.techcrunch.com Rogue One gets another trailer as tickets for the latest Star Wars movie go on sale Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tickets are now on sale, letting you snag seats now for the December 16 premiere. The newest Star Wars movie is also the first to step outside the main plot line revolving around Luke, Han, Leia and their family, with a plot You can buy tickets for Rogue One now, and the latest trailer will probably make you want to do that.
"28.11.2016 06:06:12" social.techcrunch.com How to recruit, hire and retain female engineers Leaders at tech startups are alarmed by the absence of women from mission-critical roles -- software engineering, especially. This article is a how-to guide.. Changing the ratio of your tech team is a proven path to smarter problem-solving, more bright ideas, more success and more money
"28.11.2016 03:04:39" social.techcrunch.com LeEco's Le Pro3 is cheap, fast and frustrating LeEco would like nothing more than to be everything to everyone. The impulse is no better demonstrated than with the company's grand U.S. debut a few months.. The $400 price point is mighty tempting in a world of $700 and $800 flagship devices
"28.11.2016 01:21:07" social.techcrunch.com Review: OnePlus 3T OnePlus has always been a people pleaser. It's an impulse grown, in part, from the hardware startups close connection to a tight-knit fanbase. As other new.. The OnePlus 3T makes one of Android's best bets even better
"27.11.2016 22:53:34" social.techcrunch.com Gift guide: 11 gifts for IoT enthusiasts
"27.11.2016 22:46:45" social.techcrunch.com This security camera was infected by malware 98 seconds after it was plugged in obert Stephens plugged a Wi-Fi-connected security camera into his network and it was compromised in… 98 seconds.
Stephens, a tech industry veteran, wasn't so naive as to do this without protecting himself. It was walled off from the rest of the ne Here's an object lesson on the poor state of the so-called Internet of Things
"27.11.2016 22:20:23" social.techcrunch.com Disrupting the world of science publishing Every scientist wants their paper to appear in Cell, Nature or Science. Being associated with such publications is synonymous with prestige and excellence... What drives scientists today is no longer the curiosity of discovering something new, but rather the glorification of a high-impact factor.
"27.11.2016 19:44:35" social.techcrunch.com Ears, hands or eyes Even before smartwatches, I did not wear a watch. I did not buy an Apple Watch or Pebble, despite the cool factor, even though I always upgrade to the latest.. Things are looking bad for smartwatches
"27.11.2016 17:53:16" social.techcrunch.com 13 awesome gifts for the geek guys and gals in your life We're in the golden age of being a geek ("geek" herein, as always, used in the most loving way possible. We, at TechCrunch, are geeks.) Technology is..
"27.11.2016 16:42:54" social.techcrunch.com Relax, artificial intelligence isn't coming for your job There is a pervasive underlying fear from generations raised on dystopian science fiction that artificial intelligence and robotics will be the undoing of.. AI is about enhancing, not replacing.
"27.11.2016 16:27:23" social.techcrunch.com 13 techie gifts for moms (as picked by moms) Moms are some of the greatest, smartest and kindest people in the world. (Trust me: I'm a mom. ) And if you are thinking of showing your appreciation for..
"27.11.2016 16:05:13" social.techcrunch.com We're all screwed, but let's not be nihilists We are so doomed it's almost funny, and always have been. Don't worry, I'm not being political! …well, not exactly. I'm talking about the State of Internet.. A whole lot of IoT devices have essentially no security
"27.11.2016 11:54:32" social.techcrunch.com You rarely live stream, but 1M people live chill on Houseparty Livestreaming doesn't have to be a big performance or a one-on-one video call. Just ask the one million people who spend 20 million minutes hanging out each.. This will be a hard one for Facebook to copy
"27.11.2016 02:24:34" TechCrunch Primo Toys rolls out Cubetto, a wooden robot that teaches kids to code http://tcrn.ch/2fpadqJ Here's a fun gift idea http://tcrn.ch/2eW2Um5
"27.11.2016 02:21:07" social.techcrunch.com Watch Intel drones light up the sky like fireworks at Disney Springs Disney World's nightly fireworks might soon have competition. Drones. Hundreds of drones lit up with LEDs and they're all controlled by one person. Intel..
"27.11.2016 02:19:50" social.techcrunch.com What to get your favorite 20-something for the holidays
"27.11.2016 00:29:40" social.techcrunch.com Become Michael Knight with Dashbot, an AI for your car The Dashbot is a $49 add on for your vehicle that allows you to interact with your phone and Alexa while.. Who needs a smart car when you have a cool car?
"27.11.2016 00:20:08" social.techcrunch.com Tesla and SolarCity helped the island of Ta'u in Samoa fix its power problem
"26.11.2016 20:10:15" social.techcrunch.com 13 techie gifts for moms (as picked by moms) Moms are some of the greatest, smartest and kindest people in the world. (Trust me: I'm a mom. ) And if you are thinking of showing your appreciation for..
"26.11.2016 18:30:14" social.techcrunch.com Gift guide: 16 presents for your social media obsessed friend
"26.11.2016 18:04:03" social.techcrunch.com 10 gizmos and gifts to encourage kids to learn to code Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We'll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a..
"26.11.2016 17:26:53" social.techcrunch.com 11 awesome holiday gifts for your Dad
"26.11.2016 16:57:25" social.techcrunch.com Instagram launches disappearing Live video and messages Instagram is combining the best of Snapchat and Periscope to help you get comfortable on camera. Rather than overlap with Facebook Live and Messenger,.. Instagram keeps evolving
"26.11.2016 16:42:35" social.techcrunch.com 21 gorgeous holiday gifts for your tech-savvy girlfriends Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We'll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a..
"26.11.2016 16:32:56" social.techcrunch.com Machine learning can fix Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even America Quitting Twitter is easy -- I've done it a hundred times. Someone called it "a clown car that drove into a gold mine," and like all clown cars, Twitter makes.. Facebook is broken in ways that alienate users, spread hate and endanger us as a species
"26.11.2016 13:52:32" social.techcrunch.com Lovely is finally shipping the Fitbit for sexy times Do you and your partner often do sex? Do you want to know how much sex you're doing? And do you want to know how good it is and how good it could be? What is.. Knowing is half the battle
"26.11.2016 06:17:01" social.techcrunch.com Black Friday online sales to hit a record-breaking $3 billion, over $1 billion from mobile Black Friday online shopping is continuing to grow, and this Friday was another record-breaking day. According to a new report out this evening from Adobe,.. Just wait for Cyber Monday.
"26.11.2016 05:49:31" social.techcrunch.com Giving corporate innovation a jolt Today's competitive business world demands innovation. Corporations need to innovate to inspire, compete and survive. However, the burden of innovation has.. Innovation doesn't ask us to reinvent the wheel — it asks us to create something better
"26.11.2016 03:35:43" social.techcrunch.com Sphero's BB-8 wearable brings Force control to home automation with IFTTT support Sphero's BB-8 was the most memorable bit of merchandizing among last year's epic Force Awakens merchandising bonanza. It was the perfect piece of synergy.. The force is still pretty strong with this one.
"26.11.2016 02:09:52" social.techcrunch.com How to recruit, hire and retain female engineers Leaders at tech startups are alarmed by the absence of women from mission-critical roles -- software engineering, especially. This article is a how-to guide.. Changing the ratio of your tech team is a proven path to smarter problem-solving, more bright ideas, more success and more money
"26.11.2016 01:17:04" social.techcrunch.com Jill Stein campaign files to recount votes in Wisconsin Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, and independent party candidate Rocky De La Fuente, today filed for a recount of votes in the state of.. In pursuit of “election integrity"
"25.11.2016 23:26:31" social.techcrunch.com Sharp brings dark and light Star Wars phones to SoftBank in Japan Around this time last year, Verizon celebrated the long awaited arrival of The Force Awakens fittingly with a couple of limited edition Motorola Droid Turbo 2.. Star Wars phones!
"25.11.2016 23:05:40" social.techcrunch.com Siren Socks is footwear to track diabetic health Diabetic health tracking startup Siren Care has created smart socks that use temperature sensors to detect inflammation -- and therefore injury -- in realtime for diabetics. And the company could be making other sensor-based clothing in the future.
"25.11.2016 22:54:57" social.techcrunch.com No Man's Sky will get base building with upcoming Foundation Update The sci-fi universe wandering game No Man's Sky got a vocal and sizeable negative reception after a portion of players felt it overpraised with hype and pre-release advertising but didn't deliver ultimately with actual gameplay. I genuinely liked the No Man's Sky will get base building with upcoming Foundation Update.
"25.11.2016 22:41:12" social.techcrunch.com Uber rival Grab's first CFO is leaving the company after just seven months Grab, the company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, is losing its first CFO just seven months after her appointment, the company confirmed. Grab loses its first CFO
"25.11.2016 22:14:38" social.techcrunch.com Japan looks to create a superfast supercomputer for deep learning Japan is reportedly eyeing a return to the top of the supercomputer ranks. The county's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to spend 19.5 billion.. Japan may be eyeing a return to the top of the supercomputer ranks
"25.11.2016 21:33:37" social.techcrunch.com Watch Dogs 2 lampoons the Valley with open-world hacking fun Remember Watch Dogs? It was like Grand Theft Auto except it took itself and its melodramatic hero very seriously. Kind of like the TV series Person of Interest but somehow with even less humor. Watch Dogs 2 is luckily nothing like that, with a bright, Because it makes fun of tech and has fun doing so, Watch Dogs 2 is a much better game than the original even with similar gameplay.
"25.11.2016 20:58:00" social.techcrunch.com Level Frames launches AI photo filters so you can be artsy IRL Prisma has made quite an impression on the tech world, and Level Frames is looking to capitalize on the trend. The YC-backed company, which offers custom.. Prisma-fy your life
"25.11.2016 20:26:54" social.techcrunch.com Mobile and enterprise are the keys to VR/AR scale Though PC and console VR are the sexier formats we're all excited about, is mobile where VR will really scale in the near term? This is a question I've.. Is mobile where VR will really scale?
"25.11.2016 20:01:57" social.techcrunch.com Salesforce serves as training ground for SaaS startup execs When startups go looking for executive talent, they want someone with some experience working for a successful organization. When it comes to the cloud, there.. Salesforce exec proving ground.
"25.11.2016 19:46:59" social.techcrunch.com Inside Expa Labs, Uber co-founder's take on the startup acceleator There's no shortage of startup incubators and accelerators, but there's always room for improvement and iterations on an old operating model. Expa Labs,.. There's always room for improvement
"25.11.2016 19:20:52" social.techcrunch.com Peter Thiel taps a principal at Founders Fund for Trump's transition team Peter Thiel is famously loyal to his employees and vice versa. Many of the dozens of people employed by his venture firm, Founders Fund, once worked for Thiel.. Peter Thiel is famously loyal to his employees and vice versa
"25.11.2016 18:52:12" social.techcrunch.com Mobile shopping hits record numbers over Thanksgiving and Black Friday Black Friday has only just begun, but already mobile traffic and sales are breaking records compared with years prior, according to third-party reports and.. Mobile traffic and sales are already breaking records
"25.11.2016 18:35:00" social.techcrunch.com Black Friday Sale: 2-for-1 Disrupt London Tickets Who doesn't love a good sale? TechCrunch sure does! Because of that, we couldn't let the Black Friday just before Disrupt London (5-6 December) pass you by.. Buy one Disrupt ticket, get one free
"25.11.2016 18:28:43" social.techcrunch.com Payments provider Stripe has raised another $150 at a $9B valuation Stripe -- the company that lets websites and apps incorporate payments services by way of an API and a few lines of code -- has raised another round of.. Stripe is killing it
"25.11.2016 16:51:50" social.techcrunch.com A longtime VC on the virtues of not swinging for the fences There's a winner-take-all mentality in Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, it has distorted the thinking of countless entrepreneurs who'd likely be better off.. There's a winner-take-all mentality in Silicon Valley
"25.11.2016 16:01:25" social.techcrunch.com No more pastry panic: Alexa can now talk you through recipes When I cook I make a huge mess and the product is edible about 50 percent of the time, which is why I'm hoping Alexa can help. I lean on the disembodied spirit of Amazon that lives inside my black tube and various small plastic pucks for so many things, Help me sustain my weak human body with life-giving food, Alexa.
"25.11.2016 15:40:44" social.techcrunch.com Xiaomi admits it doesn't make money on smartphone hardware sales Xiaomi's business model isn't about selling handsets, except insofar as those handset sales lead to recurring service revenue later on. So said Xiaomi global VP and former Android VP Hugo Barra in an interview with Reuters. The executive for the device Xiaomi's not making any money from smartphone sales – and it's fine with that.
"25.11.2016 15:35:52" social.techcrunch.com 18-year-old raises $3.5M to help devs easily add capabilities to apps RapidAPI, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based startup that enables developers to find, test, and manage many of the APIs they want to integrate into their..
"25.11.2016 13:46:05" social.techcrunch.com Rogue One: A Star Wars Story advance ticket sales start November 28 It's getting closer to the end of the year and that means A) 2016 is almost over which is great because it's among the worst of years, and B) there's a new Star Wars movie coming soon which is also great and may help 2016 redeem itself to the tiniest Mark your calendars: Monday is the day you can buy tickets to the next Star Wars movie.
"25.11.2016 13:10:06" social.techcrunch.com Starbucks starts selling Ember mugs, which keep your drink at a steady temp for hours Last year, Ember Technologies, Inc. ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to build a mug that keeps hot drinks at the perfect sipping temperature. By now,.. Ember keeps hot drinks at the perfect sipping temperature
"25.11.2016 11:10:00" Disrupt London Sale Black Friday ONLY 2:1 Special on Disrupt London tickets http://tcrn.ch/2frPHUv
"25.11.2016 11:01:05" social.techcrunch.com 11 smart gifts for the connected homebody Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We'll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a.. The best gifts for anyone who wants their home to be more connected
"25.11.2016 08:25:00" social.techcrunch.com The history behind a $5 billion eSports industry According to a Activate's recent Tech & Media Outlook for 2017, annual revenue for eSports is projected to exceed $5 billion by 2020. For comparison,.. The annual revenue for eSports is projected to exceed $5 billion by 2020
"25.11.2016 08:03:16" social.techcrunch.com Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain At the time of its inception some two centuries ago, the supply chain was a revolutionary idea that would improve visibility and control on goods and products.. The blockchain has the potential to disrupt the way we produce, market, purchase and consume our goods
"25.11.2016 06:52:29" social.techcrunch.com GoCardless spies a glimmer of hope for UK fintech amid the Brexit gloom Despite ongoing uncertainty for business about the impact of the UK Brexit vote to leave the European Union, London-based fintech startup GoCardless reckons.. UK businesses are left to wonder what Brexit will actually mean
"25.11.2016 06:29:58" social.techcrunch.com Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators Every big company was a lean and mean startup at one time. Now, confronted with digital disruption all around us, we're all rushing to rekindle the.. Corporate innovators need a grassroots disruption from "co-conspirators"
"25.11.2016 06:07:15" social.techcrunch.com Strolling through the line at Snapchat's NYC Spectacle store Snap, the social media company formerly known as Snapchat, has launched a Spectacles pop-up shop in NYC. Inside the store, there is a Snap Bot (a vending.. Meet the people who waited in line to buy Spectacles
"25.11.2016 04:58:18" social.techcrunch.com 11 smart gifts for the connected homeowner Okay just hear me out: The Sphero Force Band not only controls the Sphero BB-8, but also smart home devices like the August Smart Lock, which lets you pretend you have force powers so that's amazing and best gift ever. These gifts are like getting a connected makeover for the whole household.
"25.11.2016 03:37:42" social.techcrunch.com Virata is an automatic watch with a racing pedigree Virata Watches is the brain-child of Patrick Wacks from Canton, Ohio. Wacks was inspired by his favorite Formula 1 cars to create a watch as streamlined and.. A watch as streamlined and sexy as a race car
"25.11.2016 03:12:33" social.techcrunch.com The tangle of the year One of the primary reasons for Thanksgiving was always the celebration of the end of the harvest and the promise of new growth. Home gardens wilted in the.. What makers and programmers do today defines the future
"25.11.2016 01:36:46" social.techcrunch.com LeEco's Le Pro3 is cheap, fast and frustrating LeEco would like nothing more than to be everything to everyone. The impulse is no better demonstrated than with the company's grand U.S. debut a few months.. LeSoftware
"25.11.2016 00:20:13" social.techcrunch.com Anyone for quantifiable VR mindfulness? U.S. digital health company Provata is one of several hoping to harness virtual reality's power as an escapist medium by using it as a backdrop for guided.. What's the point of virtual reality?
"24.11.2016 23:42:31" social.techcrunch.com 2016 Thanksgiving on track to break $2B in online sales for the first time While turkeys are roasting away in the oven (or roaming freely, as with the turkey pictured here), early signs indicate that a lot of you are turning to the.. Up 15.6% on 2015
"24.11.2016 21:11:13" social.techcrunch.com Faraday Future's factory construction stalls, shipping timelines at risk Electric vehicle maker Faraday Future may not be able to make its first cars in time to hits its 2017 shipping deadlines, according to a new report by the Financial Times on Thursday. It's hard to ship a car when your factory itself isn't finished, is the Another setback for would-be Tesla competitor Faraday Future.
"24.11.2016 21:02:05" social.techcrunch.com TechCrunch Gift Guide 2016 TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Looking for gift ideas?
"24.11.2016 20:39:29" social.techcrunch.com Watch this $9K VR walking rig really put players into the game When TechCrunch went to Beijing recently, I got the chance to try out KatVR's Kat Walk virtual reality walking simulation rig. The setup encircles the player's waste, keeping them upright no matter what's going on in virtual space, while the special shoes Walking around in VR is cool – but it's not exactly priced for you to take home this holiday season.
"24.11.2016 20:11:14" social.techcrunch.com Zvooq, Russia's Spotify, sues Yandex for $29M after key staff were allegedly poached Zvooq, a music streaming service in Russia and CIS countries backed by major Western labels, is suing Yandex for $29 million. It accuses the Russian search.. Charged with unfair competition and of breaching an NDA
"24.11.2016 19:45:31" social.techcrunch.com Big data company Palantir quietly raised another $20M in November Palantir -- that $20 billion secretive outfit that provides government, finance, healthcare and other organizations with analytics, security and other data.. A relatively modest amount for the company
"24.11.2016 19:19:53" social.techcrunch.com Reddit CEO admits he secretly edited comments from Donald Trump supporters Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has admitted that he modified comments about him left on the site from supporters of Donald Trump. Reddit still can't work with its community
"24.11.2016 18:58:06" social.techcrunch.com Here's why you should attend the Disrupt London Hackathon, more tickets now available The Hackathon at Disrupt London 2016 is so close we can almost taste it. Soon, thousands of founders, investors and tech enthusiasts will storm London's.. Get your free Hackathon ticket here
"24.11.2016 18:56:22" Spectacle store Strolling through the line at Snapchat's NYC Spectacle store http://tcrn.ch/2gl6tWl
"24.11.2016 18:50:45" social.techcrunch.com Autonomous robots and game-playing A.I. — Incredible demos at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. Grab tickets here. As well as speakers and panels, we'll be featuring some demos by some amazing tech.. Grab your tickets here!
"24.11.2016 18:47:09" social.techcrunch.com China's Ctrip is buying flight search company SkyScanner for $1.74 billion Skyscanner, the Scotland-based flight search company, has been acquired by Chinese online travel giant Ctrip for £1.4 billion, or approximately $1.74.. SkyScanner will operate independently of Ctrip
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"24.11.2016 17:01:53" social.techcrunch.com Maserati plans an all-electric Alfieri for 2020 Maserati was said to be looking at 2020 as the target timeframe for its first production electric vehicle, and now the company has confirmed to Autocar that a battery-powered electric drivetrain option will be made available in 2020 for its Alfieri Maserati's electric car plans just got a little more specific.
"24.11.2016 15:44:34" social.techcrunch.com Watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Daydream VR is actually fun Livestreaming 360-degree video is rarely the right way to go if you're thinking about doing live broadcast for an event – but Verizon's (disclaimer: Verizon owns TechCrunch via AOL) use of it to show the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade actually makes You can be at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC even if you're not actually there.
"24.11.2016 15:20:19" social.techcrunch.com Dyson V8 cordless vacuum review Dyson's V8 cordless vacuum is the latest in a long line of the company's portable category, and it has a more powerful motor that drives more suction than ever before, as the name implies. It's also a premium-priced device, but that suction combined with Dyson's V8 cordless is the best vacuum yet for replacing big, heavy plug-in models.
"24.11.2016 10:46:03" social.techcrunch.com TechCrunch Gift Guide 2016 TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Looking for holiday gift ideas? We have a massive collection
"24.11.2016 10:29:06" social.techcrunch.com Lab-made meat startup Memphis Meats hopes to grow a Thanksgiving turkey Memphis Meats sizzled onto the startup stage earlier this year with a lab-grown meatball. Now, it's entertaining the idea of growing other meats -- including.. Turkey, anyone?
"24.11.2016 10:24:13" social.techcrunch.com Here are the finalists for the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards It's the moment we've all been waiting for. Today, we announce the finalists in each category for the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards show. The Crunchies is a..
"24.11.2016 07:23:42" social.techcrunch.com Wynd grabs $31.7 million for its point-of-sale solution French startup Wynd has raised a $31.7 million Series B round (€30 million) from Sodexo Ventures and Orange Digital Ventures, with Bpifrance also participating. Orange Digital Ventures had already invested in the Series A round with Alven Capital. Wynd is Plug your point of sale with your CRM solution
"24.11.2016 01:47:30" social.techcrunch.com Albert raises $2.5 million for its finance app that helps you save money Everyone knows the basics of how to improve their financial health: put money into savings, track your spending, reduce your debt, look for ways to save on.. A simple way to track your finances
"24.11.2016 01:38:57" Crunch Report - 11/23 Facebook builds a censorship tool, Ditto is now in Pokemon GO and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2f2bVZz
"24.11.2016 01:24:49" social.techcrunch.com UK to put up £1BN for full fiber broadband and 5G, £400M extra for VC The UK government has confirmed it will be borrowing to try to encourage investment in high speed fiber broadband networks and 5G technology -- with a plan to.. Bolstering digital infrastructure
"24.11.2016 01:02:41" social.techcrunch.com 13 awesome gifts for the geek guys and gals in your life We're in the golden age of being a geek ("geek" herein, as always, used in the most loving way possible. We, at TechCrunch, are geeks.) Technology is.. A remote controlled NERF tank, the NES Classic...
"24.11.2016 00:39:21" social.techcrunch.com Sony gives Bose a run for its money with the MDR-1000X Sony makes no bones about going after Bose. In fact, when the company first showed off its product in the lead up to IFA this summer, it said as much,.. Blend in with these soft leather headphones
"24.11.2016 00:15:27" social.techcrunch.com Security researchers can turn headphones into microphones Security researchers at Israel's Ben Gurion University have created a proof-of-concept exploit that lets them turn headphones into microphones to secretly.. A fairly ingenious hack
"23.11.2016 23:50:51" social.techcrunch.com The OnePlus 3T makes one of Android's best bets even better OnePlus has always been a people pleaser. It's an impulse grown, in part, from the hardware startups close connection to a tight-knit fanbase. As other new.. OnePlus has always been a people pleaser