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"25.02.2017 17:26:08" social.techcrunch.com Watch BlackBerry unveils a brand new phone live right here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5T-OrEdWVA TCL, the company that now makes BlackBerry phones, is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST). We already got a sneak peek at the device It's 2017 and there's a new Blackberry coming out
"25.02.2017 15:29:45" social.techcrunch.com Smartwatches need to get better Android Wear 2.0 was bound to be a disappointment. There was just too much hanging on the second generation of the wearable operating system. After all, a.. Android Wear 2.0 was bound to be a disappointment
"25.02.2017 14:07:23" social.techcrunch.com Veeva defied detractors when it launched a cloud life sciences biz a decade ago It's safe to say that Veeva is not a household name, but 10 years ago this month the company launched the first of a set of enterprise tools, like content.. Don't listen to the naysayers.
"25.02.2017 11:26:42" social.techcrunch.com Announcing the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund for Disrupt NY 2017 After the success of the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund at Disrupt SF and Disrupt London, we are pleased to announce that we will once again be.. Applications are due Feb. 28
"25.02.2017 11:02:17" social.techcrunch.com The NBA gets high-tech with virtual reality, drones and big dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtdr1vlf52k This past weekend, something kind of incredible happened; basketball aficionados from across the globe were able.. When it comes to tech, the NBA is ahead of other leagues
"25.02.2017 10:32:35" social.techcrunch.com Facebook's mobile prodigy launches video charades game Michael Sayman was just 17 when Facebook hired him, but he'd already built 5 apps. Now 7 years after his first launch, the Facebook product manager has just.. Michael Sayman was just 17 when Facebook hired him
"25.02.2017 09:38:25" social.techcrunch.com Extra early-bird ticket deadline extended until March 3 Want to attend Disrupt NY 2017 but missed the early bird ticket deadline? You're in luck! We're giving you a few extra days to get your hands on.. You have an extra week to save!
"25.02.2017 08:04:46" social.techcrunch.com Turn anything into a nightmare cat with this machine learning tool Machine learning has the potential to solve many of our regular human problems, like for instance having too few nightmarish, oddly cat-filled crude.. Machine learning has the potential to solve many of our human problems
"25.02.2017 06:57:26" social.techcrunch.com Super Smash Borg Melee: AI takes on top players of the classic Nintendo fighting game You can add the cult classic Super Smash Bros Melee to the list of games soon to be dominated by AIs. Research at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial.. Another game soon to be dominated by AIs
"25.02.2017 04:26:12" social.techcrunch.com While tech giants hire, startups fret — Has Brexit Britain become La La Land? If you've read the latest headlines about Britain's tech industry, you'd think the country hadn't been rocked by the greatest political and economic.. A much sadder tune
"25.02.2017 03:55:01" social.techcrunch.com Apple's new campus 'Apple Park' will open in April This grand opening has been years in the making. Apple's new campus now has a name and an opening date. It'll be called Apple Park and the first employees.. There's also a theater dedicated to Steve Jobs
"25.02.2017 03:30:59" social.techcrunch.com How to secure your data after the Cloudflare leak Cloudflare revealed yesterday that a bug in its code caused sensitive data to leak from some of the major websites that use its performance enhancement and.. Reset your passwords!
"25.02.2017 02:36:30" social.techcrunch.com DARTdrones pitches Shark Tank to build a flight school for drone pilots Entrepreneurs who pitch on ABC's Shark Tank typically make packaged goods and apparel. Occasionally, the high tech breaks through. XCraft, the company.. Drones are once again flying "in the tank"
"25.02.2017 01:40:36" social.techcrunch.com VR social productivity app Bigscreen raises $3M in round led by Andreessen Horowitz While there is much ink spilled over the hunt for VR's "killer app," over the past year a number of social apps have emerged out of the VR community that seek.. Andreessen Horowitz has only made a few non-hardware investments in the AR/VR space
"25.02.2017 01:38:24" Crunch Report 2/24 Waymo is suing Otto for stealing, Layer gets more funding and acquires Cola and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2kVtoeh
"25.02.2017 01:01:59" social.techcrunch.com Instagram lets you post up to 10 photos or videos as 1 swipeable carousel Instagram wants you to share a more complete picture of your experiences in its classic feed, not just its Snapchat Stories clone. Today, Instagram launches.. How do you feel about the change?
"25.02.2017 00:04:58" social.techcrunch.com Communication platform Layer raises $15M and acquires interactive messaging startup Cola Layer, the messaging platform that won TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield back in 2013, is making two big announcement today: It's raised $15 million in Series.. A raise for a former Battlefield company
"24.02.2017 23:43:12" social.techcrunch.com Uber says it's "absolutely not" behind a smear campaign against ex-employee Susan Fowler Uber is under attack once again today as the Twittersphere quickly concluded it was behind a smear campaign against a former engineer for the company, Susan.. Uber says it's "absolutely not" behind a smear campaign against ex-employee Susan Fowler
"24.02.2017 23:30:54" social.techcrunch.com Any headphones can be Bluetooth headphones with Jack When Apple decided to strip its flagship phones of the headphone jack, certain people were angry. Those relying on the headphone jack for non-music things.. $39 may be worth it
"24.02.2017 23:05:03" social.techcrunch.com Rocket Internet's Zalora is retreating from two more countries in Asia Zalora, the Rocket Internet-backed online fashion store, is continuing its retreat from Asia. The firm sold off its businesses in Vietnam and Thailand last.. Withdrawing from the Philippines and Indonesia
"24.02.2017 22:35:34" social.techcrunch.com FCC prepares to pull broadband privacy rules adopted last year FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intention today to block a privacy rule adopted by the Commission late last year. Citing its disharmony with existing FTC.. “All actors in the online space should be subject to the same rules, and the federal government shouldn't favor one set of companies over another.”
"24.02.2017 22:28:53" social.techcrunch.com Tech companies are filing a brief supporting transgender youth in upcoming SCOTUS case Tech companies are preparing to go to bat for transgender rights when the Supreme Court takes on the issue next month. As Axios reports, led by Apple, a.. Apple, Microsoft, Salesforce and others are preparing to go to bat for transgender rights
"24.02.2017 21:29:56" social.techcrunch.com Stayzilla, India's Airbnb for homestays, closes its service Stayzilla, an Airbnb for homestays in India, is closing down its service. The company was founded six years ago and had raised $34 million from investors,.. The company had raised $34 million
"24.02.2017 19:01:55" social.techcrunch.com SoFi confirms $500 million in new funding as it pushes beyond lending Online finance startup SoFi got its start refinancing student loans but gradually has been adding other services to members. To expand into new regions and.. SoFi has raised another $500 million in funding to expand internationally
"24.02.2017 18:09:01" social.techcrunch.com Elon Musk addresses working condition claims in Tesla staff-wide email Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared the results of his own investigation into factory working conditions at the carmaker, following accusations by employee and union advocate Jose Moran made in a Medium post earlier this month. Musk's lengthy email was sent to Elon Musk has shared the results of his own investigation into claims of unsafe working conditions at the Tesla factory in Fremont.
"24.02.2017 17:42:24" social.techcrunch.com Weekly Roundup: Uber responds to sexual harassment claim, NASA discovers Earth-like planets Tech news was heavy this week. Uber is facing a sexual harassment claim as well as a lawsuit from Google, NASA discovered planets with what could prove to be.. This week's top tech headlines all in one place
"24.02.2017 17:24:48" social.techcrunch.com Shine gives up on mobile network ad-block threats, wants to play nice So much for sticking "nuclear weapons" in carriers' dumb pipes. Shine, last year's enfant terrible of mobile ad blocking is pivoting (again!) -- in both tone.. Another pivot
"24.02.2017 16:51:37" social.techcrunch.com RCS, Google's answer to iMessage, expands to 27 more carriers and OEMs While messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat and WeChat rake in ever more users, features and relationships with key brands, and Apple's iMessage.. Google steps up its messaging game
"24.02.2017 15:38:25" social.techcrunch.com Volkswagen's e-Golf gets a range boost to 125 miles for 2017 The e-Golf, Volkswagen's electric version of its popular compact car, officially gets around 50 percent more range this year than it did in the previous model. That means it now has an EPA rating of 125 miles on a single charge, compared to 83 miles Volkswagen's 2017 e-Golf has about 40% better range from a full charge.
"24.02.2017 14:40:33" social.techcrunch.com Uber female engineers to Travis: 'there's a systemic problem with sexism here' Following accusations of sexism being ingrained into the culture of ride-hailing company Uber, after a female ex-employ detailed her experience in a blog post.. It starts with listening to your own people
"24.02.2017 13:01:30" social.techcrunch.com Embark's self-driving truck is ready to assist human drivers Self-driving trucking startup Embark is revealing its tech for the first time, showing off a competitor for Uber's Otto that uses neural networks and deep learning to teach trucks how to drive themselves through their own processes of practice and trial Embark's self-driving truck is here just in time to take on Uber's beleaguered Otto.
"24.02.2017 09:44:17" social.techcrunch.com Trump and the EU-US privacy shield laws On January 25, the Trump administration injected a whole new level of uncertainty into the already-fragile EU-US data flow agreement, known as the Privacy.. These companies will find themselves with a new competitive advantage
"24.02.2017 06:42:52" social.techcrunch.com Why we need diverse founder and funding teams and how to find them Diverse teams perform better. First Round Capital found that, over 10 years, teams with at least one female co-founder performed 63 percent better than.. Investors must prioritize increasing the number of meetings they take with diverse founders
"24.02.2017 05:12:06" social.techcrunch.com HP's Spectre 15 makes 4K on a laptop a livable experience What makes it better than other 4K laptops is its decent battery life and healthy selection of ports. If Windows is your jam and you need full-size screen,.. If Windows is your jam and you need full-size screen, this is the notebook to get
"24.02.2017 04:45:48" social.techcrunch.com FCC weakens net neutrality rule in a prelude to larger rollbacks The FCC ordered today to reduce the reach of a net neutrality rule that requires broadband providers to share data on their services. Originally, providers.. It could get even worse for net neutrality
"24.02.2017 04:17:17" social.techcrunch.com Google's iOS Keyboard gets the one feature it really lacked: voice typing I really like Gboard. It's been my primary iOS keyboard since Google launched it back in May of 2016, and it's pretty much the only third party iOS keyboard.. Finally!
"24.02.2017 04:05:00" HP Spectre 15 HP's Spectre 15 makes 4K on a laptop a livable experience http://tcrn.ch/2l5jaTC
"24.02.2017 03:56:03" social.techcrunch.com Apple says iOS 10.2.1 has reduced unexpected iPhone 6s shutdown issues by 80% Apple has been working on a very annoying iPhone shutdown bug and it says it has come up with a fix of sorts that should mitigate the problem on a majority of.. If you are having this issue, update your phone
"24.02.2017 03:39:13" tcrn.ch Major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers' websites Cloudflare revealed a serious bug in its software today that caused sensitive data like passwords, cookies, authentication tokens to spill in plaintext from.. Wow
"24.02.2017 03:29:24" social.techcrunch.com The price of Bitcoin just hit an all-time high Wow -- Bitcoin just hit an all-time high. The digital currency is currently trading at around $1,186 -- which is about $20 more than its previous all-time.. Now would be a pretty good time to buy up some Bitcoin
"24.02.2017 03:02:02" social.techcrunch.com Thistle launches meal kits to make nutritious baby food at home Food delivery startup Thistle was never been in the business of making meal kits, those boxes of pre-measured ingredients and recipes to help customers cook.. For busy parents who want to make nutritious food
"24.02.2017 02:27:59" social.techcrunch.com Rethinking contributors on TechCrunch After a very successful two-year run, we're going to be changing the way that contributions work on TechCrunch. When we started the Crunch Network experiment,.. We're going invite-only
"24.02.2017 01:57:29" social.techcrunch.com MyKronoz reveals a full color smartwatch with mechanical watch arms This is a first. MyKronoz just introduced the ZeTime, a hybrid smartwatch with arms like those found on traditional watches. Essentially the company put a.. Available in September for $199
"24.02.2017 01:23:36" social.techcrunch.com World View's "stratollites" and new spaceport aim to change the business of space At World View's new headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, the paint is barely dry on a gleaming new structure located near the airport, and just down the road from defense contractor Raytheon. The facility, and the site, dominate the landscape, and reflect the World View's new spaceport in Tucson, Arizona is now open for business. Space business.
"24.02.2017 01:19:52" Crunch Report 2/23 DeviantArt acquired by Wix, AirMap raised $26 million and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2leP1SY
"24.02.2017 00:55:54" social.techcrunch.com A new way for founders to connect with the right VCs A young Silicon Valley venture firm is taking the wraps off a piece of software that it says makes it a cinch for founders to figure out which VCs are worth.. It will tell you which VC's are worth approaching
"24.02.2017 00:23:06" social.techcrunch.com DeepCoder builds programs using code it finds lying around Like all great programmers I get most of my code from StackOverflow questions. Can't figure out how to add authentication to Flask? Easy. Want to shut down.. The system gets smarter as it keeps practicing
"23.02.2017 23:56:47" social.techcrunch.com Politwoops adds realtime stats for politicians' deleted tweets across 54 countries Today Politwoops, the service that tracks politicians' deleted tweets in an effort to hold elected officials accountable for the statements they've made.. Holding elected officials accountable
"23.02.2017 23:31:54" social.techcrunch.com Waymo sues Uber its self-driving trucking company Otto for theft of trade secrets Waymo, the Alphabet-owned self-driving company that began life as Google's self-driving car project, has filed suit against self-driving trucking company Otto, and its parent Uber. Waymo says that Uber "misappropriated" its trade secrets, and infringed Waymo just sued Uber, and its self-driving truck company Otto, and it's not pretty.
"23.02.2017 23:18:35" social.techcrunch.com K2 Global's $183 million VC fund aims to decentralize Sand Hill Road K2 Global is announcing a $183 million venture capital fund targeted at early stage startups with global aspirations. The fund is closing significantly larger.. Targeted at early stage startups with global aspirations
"23.02.2017 22:52:13" social.techcrunch.com The Hardlight VR Suit will vibrate all of your bodily buttons Have you ever wanted to feel smack of the punches coming at you from sweaty aliens? The whang of bullet hitting your guts? The feeling of hitting the deck as.. Making VR that much more real
"23.02.2017 22:31:39" social.techcrunch.com Messaging app Viber adds e-commerce button to sell items inspired by your chats Messaging app Viber is today announcing a new feature that taps into the bigger trend of messaging apps becoming multi-functional platforms, and also its.. Another example of combining e-commerce and messaging
"23.02.2017 22:10:10" social.techcrunch.com Google.org is committing $11.5 million to racial justice There is generally a lack of data in the criminal justice system. At the national level, for example, there is very little data about police behavior and.. The money is being given to 10 organizations
"23.02.2017 21:51:07" social.techcrunch.com AngelList, Handy and Managed By Q founders to speak at Disrupt NY In just a couple of months, Disrupt will have landed in the greatest city in the world, New York. And with it comes some of the brightest minds in the world... Get extra early bird tickets today and save!
"23.02.2017 21:43:21" social.techcrunch.com AirMap raises $26 million to manage air traffic as drone use surges Lower airspace isn't crowded with drones quite yet. But as drones become more pervasive, a startup called AirMap is building software and systems to help.. Lower airspace isn't crowded with drones quite yet.
"23.02.2017 21:20:25" social.techcrunch.com Google's iOS Keyboard gets the one feature it really lacked: voice typing I really like Gboard. It's been my primary iOS keyboard since Google launched it back in May of 2016, and it's pretty much the only third party iOS keyboard that I've stuck with for more than a week. But it was missing one glaring feature that iOS' own Finally!
"23.02.2017 21:20:09" Hardlight VR suit This VR body suit will bring you even closer to the action of your VR adventure http://tcrn.ch/2mhIec1
"23.02.2017 21:02:47" social.techcrunch.com Google's new project aims to clean up comment sections If you read stuff on the internet (and obviously you do because hi, you're reading a blog) then you know the golden rule: never read the comments. Scrolling.. A lofty goal for Google
"23.02.2017 20:28:26" social.techcrunch.com Facebook's new profile photo flags and Zuck's idea of “Community” Mark Zuckerberg believes we should be "coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community." That's why Facebook's latest feature.. Facebook has adds nearly 200 flags to its Profile Frames feature
"23.02.2017 20:22:09" social.techcrunch.com Security researchers announce “first practical” SHA-1 collision attack Security researchers at the CWI institute in Amsterdam working with a team from Google Research say they have found a faster way to compromise the SHA-1 hash.. A faster way to compromise the SHA-1 hash algorithm
"23.02.2017 20:16:35" social.techcrunch.com Amazon cites First Amendment protection for Alexa in Arkansas murder case Late last year, it was revealed that Amazon's Echo had become a key piece of evidence in an on-going murder investigation in Arkansas dating back to 2015,.. Echo was a key piece of evidence
"23.02.2017 20:15:59" social.techcrunch.com Early Uber investors say they're 'disappointed' in the company's response to sexual harassment claims Freada Kapor Klein and Mitch Kapor, two early investors in Uber, are feeling "disappointed" and "frustrated" in light of Uber's response to claims of sexual.. You can't bring on people with strong interests in the company's success to conduct an “independent” investigation
"23.02.2017 19:52:51" social.techcrunch.com MyKronoz reveals a full color smartwatch with mechanical watch arms This is a first. MyKronoz just introduced the ZeTime, a hybrid smartwatch with arms those found on traditional watches. Essentially the company put a watch.. Is this the best of both worlds?
"23.02.2017 19:28:52" social.techcrunch.com Tech companies speak out about Trump revoking guidelines protecting trans students Once again, tech companies are again finding themselves in the midst of a culture war in response to action by the Trump administration. On Wednesday, the.. Tech and Trump clash again
"23.02.2017 17:19:59" social.techcrunch.com Facebook tests ad breaks in all types of videos, giving creators a 55% cut Facebook today announced it's begun testing ad breaks that interrupt on-demand video with a small set of partners, who will earn a 55% ad revenue share. That.. Ugh, Facebook is gonna have commercials
"23.02.2017 17:14:59" social.techcrunch.com Spotify expands its push into original content with new podcasts Spotify is expanding its podcast selection today, with the announcement that it's adding three new original podcast series on its service, with plans for more.. Original content from Spotify
"23.02.2017 17:14:09" social.techcrunch.com Facebook tests ad breaks in all types of videos, giving creators a 55% cut Facebook today announced it's begun testing ad breaks that interrupt on-demand video with a small set of partners, who will earn a 55% ad revenue share while.. While Facebook keeps 45%
"23.02.2017 17:05:00" social.techcrunch.com Revcontent acquires Rover for better content recommendation tech Revcontent, a self-funded company powering content recommendations for publishers like Forbes and The Atlantic, has acquired Rover. That's not Rover the pet-sitting marketplace, but rather the content discovery app formerly known as Flipora and Infoaxe. Revcontent acquires Rover for better content recommendation tech
"23.02.2017 17:03:30" social.techcrunch.com FOSSA scores $2.2 M to help developers manage open source licenses FOSSA wants to help developers manage the tricky terrain of open source license management, and today it announced a $2.2 million seed round. The company also.. Automates open source license management
"23.02.2017 15:37:03" social.techcrunch.com Qualcomm announces new VR dev kit and headset accelerator program The near-future of VR is definitely mobile, and for the time-being nobody has more control of the guts of mobile devices than Qualcomm does. It's.. The near-future of VR is definitely mobile
"23.02.2017 15:09:33" social.techcrunch.com Indonesia's Kejora announces first close of $80M fund for Southeast Asia Indonesia-based early-stage investment firm Kejora has announced the first close of a second fund which is targeted at $80 million for investments in.. A cash influx
"23.02.2017 14:44:55" social.techcrunch.com Report: Samsung to unveil massive Galaxy S8 handset Samsung is about to release a version of the S8 with an even bigger screen than the Note 7. According to this leaked spec page, the S8+ will have a 6.2-inch.. This Samsung phone will make the iPhone 7 Plus look like an iPod mini.
"23.02.2017 14:40:54" social.techcrunch.com Lyft launches in 54 more cities across the U.S. Lyft said it was going to grow fast in 2017, and on Thursday it doubled down on that promise with a launch across 54 cities in the U.S. The launch is the largest simultaneous expansion for the ride-hailing company, second to its earlier kick-off in 40 Lyft just grew its availability in the U.S. considerably.
"23.02.2017 14:19:12" social.techcrunch.com SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully attaches to the ISS SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, which launched on Sunday and is filled with 5,500 pounds of supplies and experiment materials for the crew of the International Space Station has successfully docked. The Dragon craft had missed its first attempt at meeting up SpaceX's Dragon supply ship successfully met up with the ISS on its second try.
"23.02.2017 14:18:28" social.techcrunch.com India's top mobile operator Airtel is buying smaller rival Telenor Less than a month after Vodafone confirmed it is in talks to merge with Idea Cellular and create India's largest mobile operator, one piece of M&A has.. More M&A
"23.02.2017 14:18:05" social.techcrunch.com Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M Wix.com has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to users to build and administer websites: it has acquired DeviantArt, an online.. Wix.com has made another acquisition
"23.02.2017 14:16:00" social.techcrunch.com ColorWare will paint your Apple AirPods any color White AirPods are fine. I guess. If you like boring. But for the rest of us, ColorWare is now offering its aftermarket painting service for Apple's wireless.. Want yellow AirPods?
"23.02.2017 14:02:00" social.techcrunch.com Now part of Nielsen, Gracenote has unified its video, music and sports data Media metadata company Gracenote is looking to be the one-stop data provider for TV providers, device manufacturers and various media distribution services... Gracenote has unified its TV, music and sports data
"23.02.2017 13:09:19" Timeline Photos Want black AirPods? Gold AirPods? Maize and blue AirPods? This service will paint AirPods nearly any color you want. http://tcrn.ch/2lJ952B
"23.02.2017 08:45:32" social.techcrunch.com Singtel's digital ad division Amobee acquires Turn for $310M Amobee just announced that it has agreed to acquire adtech company Turn for $310 million. Amobee used to be a mobile ad startup itself, before a 2012.. Another acquisition for Amobee
"23.02.2017 08:24:22" social.techcrunch.com Freshly FCC-approved LTE-U wireless rolls out on T-Mobile this spring The FCC has given several companies the go-ahead to activate a wireless technology called LTE-U in their base stations; if all goes as planned, devices will.. Better connection speeds in our future?
"23.02.2017 08:03:11" social.techcrunch.com Wireless earbud startup Earin gets $3.5 million in funding as its readies new product Headphone startup Earin announced today that it's scored $3.5 million in funding, hot on the heels of announcing its second-generation wireless earbuds back.. Another player in the wireless earbud space
"23.02.2017 06:40:04" social.techcrunch.com Smartwatches need to get better Android Wear 2.0 was bound to be a disappointment. There was just too much hanging on the second generation of the wearable operating system. After all, a.. Too much gadget, too little pay-off
"23.02.2017 06:16:23" social.techcrunch.com The LG G6 has a hidden face, and it's impossible to unsee Images of the LG G6 leaked today and overall it looks like a solid phone with soft lines, very little bezel and a face on the backside made up of the dual.. A sneak peek
"23.02.2017 05:54:33" social.techcrunch.com Heal plans nationwide expansion for doctor house calls on demand Already a hit in the limited California regions that it serves, doctor-on-demand startup Heal is planning to take its house call service to more cities.. Already a hit in the California regions it serves
"23.02.2017 05:29:45" social.techcrunch.com About.com launches The Spruce, a standalone site for Home Decor and Food In its continued effort to divide and conquer, About.com is launching yet another standalone media brand in the form of The Spruce, a site dedicated to home.. About.com brings its "how-to" expertise to the space
"23.02.2017 05:05:19" social.techcrunch.com The great app roll up is coming and Maple Media is leading the charge For the better part of the last year, tech pundits have been writing about the demise of the app. Once thought to be the savior of consumer-facing software,.. Hoping to breathe new life into the app market
"23.02.2017 04:49:00" Hologram Barbie Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself http://tcrn.ch/2mdlKJ1
"23.02.2017 04:41:02" social.techcrunch.com Fitbit reveals it paid $23 million to acquire Pebble's assets Among the tidbits found in Fitbit's disappointing new financial filing is the fact that it apparently picked up Pebble's assets for a relative song... The price tag was much less than anticipated
"23.02.2017 04:19:30" social.techcrunch.com Research heralds better and bidirectional brain-computer interfaces A pair of studies, one from Stanford and another from the University of Geneva, exemplify the speed with which brain-computer interfaces are advancing; and.. This tech may prove transformative for the disabled
"23.02.2017 03:54:58" social.techcrunch.com Airbnb finalizes deal to buy social payments startup Tilt Airbnb has finalized its deal to buy social payments startup Tilt, TechCrunch has confirmed. We first reported the acquisition talks last month, but now.. Airbnb is spending most of the money on retaining the team
"23.02.2017 03:54:07" social.techcrunch.com Project A, a Berlin-based VC firm, closes €140M second fund to invest in European startups More new VC money sloshing around Europe. This time it comes courtesy of Berlin-based Project A, which has previously invested in companies such as.. The firm is on the lookout for consumer internet and digital infrastructure companies
"23.02.2017 03:24:10" social.techcrunch.com Tech coalition slams Homeland Security proposal to collect social media passwords With national immigration policies in flux, tech's privacy advocates aren't wasting any time rallying around common causes. This week, the Center for.. Privacy advocates aren't wasting any time
"23.02.2017 03:14:43" social.techcrunch.com EFF: Half the web is now encrypted Half of the web's traffic is now encrypted, according to a new report from the EFF released this week. The rights organization noted the milestone was.. Many tech companies have implemented HTTPS on their own platforms
"23.02.2017 02:53:33" social.techcrunch.com Wattpad debuts Tap, an app for reading chat-style short stories A new mobile app called Tap, launching today, introduces a different way to read stories on your phone: as text message-like chats. The app is the latest.. In case your brain can only process texts
"23.02.2017 02:27:57" social.techcrunch.com New details emerge about Palantir's custom software for spy agencies A new report by the Intercept provides some compelling specifics on collaboration between Palo Alto's secretive big data shop Palantir and the intelligence.. A relationship that has been shrouded in secrecy
"23.02.2017 02:08:00" Doppler Labs Here One review We reviewed Doppler Labs Here One smart earbuds and decided you should give them a shot http://tcrn.ch/2lrhsiQ
"23.02.2017 02:03:43" social.techcrunch.com Email delivery service Mailgun spins out of Rackspace and raises $50M Mailgun, a Y Combinator-incubated email delivery service that was acquired by Rackspace in 2012, today announced that it is being spun out of Rackspace and.. It focuses on the developer experience
"23.02.2017 01:37:08" social.techcrunch.com Twitter debuts custom profiles for businesses, so people don't think they're talking to bots Twitter this morning is launching a new customer service feature for businesses using its service, which will allow agents to respond to direct messages.. Personalizing customer service
"23.02.2017 01:09:57" social.techcrunch.com Reminder: Sign up to display in Startup Alley's featured pavilions for free For many promising young startups, displaying in the Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the best decisions they can make. At Disrupt NY 2017,.. We're giving away free tables!
"23.02.2017 00:48:29" social.techcrunch.com These 3D-printed sunglasses will fit your oddly-shaped head I'm not saying your head is oddly-shaped, per se, but if you have trouble finding glasses that fit then a team from Cambridge, Massachusetts has a pair for.. If you have trouble finding glasses that fit
"23.02.2017 00:22:25" Crunch Report 2/22 Apple's new campus will open in April, never-ending turnover at Twitter and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2lahKrZ
"23.02.2017 00:21:30" social.techcrunch.com Trump's hiring freeze is taking jobs away from cybersecurity students One of President Trump's first moves in office was to order a sweeping hiring freeze across the federal government, preventing hiring for all jobs except for.. Students with scholarships will be riddled with surprised debt
"22.02.2017 23:58:54" social.techcrunch.com SocialRank Realtime helps marketers get more proactive on social media SocialRank co-founder Alex Taub classifies most brand interactions on social media into two broad categories. They're either broadcasting to all of their.. Making brands proactive, or maybe just less annoying ...
"22.02.2017 23:15:32" social.techcrunch.com Elon Musk says he doesn't think Tesla unionization is "likely to occur" Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed alleged efforts on behalf of employees at its Fremont factory to unionize on the company's earnings call on Wednesday. Musk said that he's going to publish the results of his own investigation into conditions at the factory Elon Musk says he doesn't think Tesla unionization is very likely.
"22.02.2017 23:02:53" social.techcrunch.com Tesla wants to eventually offer vehicles with one price, including insurance and maintenance Tesla has begun offering customers in Asia a package that includes the cost of insurance and maintenance in the purchase price, the company noted on its earnings call today. This is how they'd like to offer vehicles across their markets in the future, the Tesla wants to roll insurance and maintenance into the cost of purchase for its cars – and it's already started doing this in Asia.
"22.02.2017 22:44:42" social.techcrunch.com Tesla CFO Jason Wheeler is leaving, former CFO Deepak Ahuja returns Tesla announced on its earnings call that CFO Jason Wheeler has decided to leave the company in April to pursue opportunities in public policy. He'll be replaced by Deepak Ahuja, who was Tesla's first CFO when he joined the company in 2010, doing from 15 Tesla's CFO Jason Wheeler is leaving, headed for a position in the public sector.
"22.02.2017 22:13:49" social.techcrunch.com Ford CTO Raj Nair and WayUp CEO Liz Wessel will join us at Disrupt NY 2017 Disrupt NY is but a few short weeks away, and the agenda is shaping up to be pretty awesome. Today, I'm pleased to announce that we will be joined by Ford CTO.. Get a great price on early bird tickets today
"22.02.2017 21:46:50" NASA finds "Earthlike" Planets NASA found 7 “Earthlike” planets just under 40 light years away http://tcrn.ch/2l9wTd8
"22.02.2017 21:44:32" social.techcrunch.com Square beats the street thanks to growth of new products While Twitter continues to struggle as a public company, Jack Dorsey's other business seems to be doing. Today payments company Square announced earnings,.. Square had a good fourth quarter, driven by Square Capital and other new products
"22.02.2017 21:18:51" social.techcrunch.com How Pinterest's visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine Sometime around 2013 and 2014, deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things.. Turning the world into a bunch of pins
"22.02.2017 20:58:32" social.techcrunch.com 500 Startups reboots its efforts in China, but there's no dedicated fund 500 Startups is rebooting its efforts in Greater China after it hired a new head of business for the region, which covers mainland China, Hong Kong and.. Time for a reboot
"22.02.2017 20:33:56" social.techcrunch.com The #DeleteUber campaign returns following sexual harassment allegations at the company Following the allegations of sexual harassment at Uber, angry customers have once again been tweeting the #DeleteUber hashtag - a tag that indicates.. Some are installing it just to delete it again
"22.02.2017 20:03:37" social.techcrunch.com Waze Carpool targets more U.S. cities, Latin America for expansion Waze's Carpool ridesharing features might be coming to a city near you relatively soon. The Google-owned crowdsourced navigation app piloted carpooling features first in its home country of Israel, and then in San Francisco and the Bay Area – and now it's Google could grow its Waze Carpool service to a lot more cities this year.
"22.02.2017 19:53:35" social.techcrunch.com Toymail adds an app store for its cuddly mobiles for kids Internet of Things startup Toymail, which sells connected plush toys to parents of younger kids who want them to have a playful alternative to a mobile phone,.. The IoT startup launches an app store
"22.02.2017 19:33:33" UPS Drones UPS tests show delivery drones still need work http://tcrn.ch/2lpYBom
"22.02.2017 19:32:04" social.techcrunch.com Knotel raises $25M to expand its “headquarters as a service” approach to office space Knotel announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series A funding. Founded in 2015, the company offers what co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva described.. Don't call it coworking
"22.02.2017 19:05:16" social.techcrunch.com Disney has quietly acquired tech and assets of MakieLab, a startup that 3D printed dolls MakieLab, a London-based startup that 3D printed and sold custom dolls, has officially shuttered, with a partial exit to Disney. TechCrunch understands that.. The London-based startup has shuttered
"22.02.2017 18:42:16" social.techcrunch.com NASA found 7 "Earthlike" planets just under 40 light years away NASA has discovered seven planets with Earth-like qualities orbiting a nearby star making them among the strongest candidates in the continued search for extraterrestrial life among known exoplanets, or planets that exist outside of our own solar NASA found 7 rocky, warm planets with the potential to support water – and even maybe life.
"22.02.2017 17:49:43" social.techcrunch.com Turn anything into a nightmare cat with this machine learning tool Machine learning has the potential to solve many of our regular human problems, like for instance having too few nightmarish, oddly cat-filled crude images to gaze upon. Luckily, Christopher Hesse created the edges2cats web-based tool to address exactly In case you needed proof that machine learning is incredibly useful.
"22.02.2017 17:33:15" social.techcrunch.com Now Twitter loses head of entertainment talent and director of finance Twitter can't seem to stop the management bleeding, which is complicating its attempts to pull off a turnaround after a tough year of layoffs and sinking.. Take...these broken wings / And learn to fly again...
"22.02.2017 17:18:00" social.techcrunch.com AMD's new Ryzen processors will take on Intel starting next week AMD is launching three new Ryzen 7 processors on March 2 the will attempt to take away the crown for fasters PC processors in the world from rival Intel. AMD's new processors are all 8-core affairs, which the company says will best similarly specced AMD's Ryzen processors want to give performance-oriented PC builders some options.
"22.02.2017 16:58:02" social.techcrunch.com Don't trust Facebook's shifting line on controversy Would you tell Facebook you're happy to see all the bared flesh it can show you? And that the more gratuitous violence it pumps into your News Feed the.. Knowing your 'line' on controversial content is now on Facebook's product roadmap
"22.02.2017 16:36:56" social.techcrunch.com Otherlab's cardboard drone can carry up to 2 lbs, then decompose Drones provide very useful services, especially for hard-to-reach areas, but flying expensive metal and objects into places where getting them back afterwards might be difficult isn't always the ideal option. SF-based Otherlab had another idea, Wired Otherlab's cardboard drone is designed to do its job and leave no trace.
"22.02.2017 16:32:17" social.techcrunch.com Microsoft launches Skype Lite Android app for India and other emerging markets Microsoft has retooled Skype, the messaging service synonymous with business users, for people living in emerging markets. Today, at its Future Decoded.. Microsoft has retooled Skype
"22.02.2017 16:14:12" social.techcrunch.com Instagram lets you post up to 10 photos or videos as 1 swipeable carousel Instagram wants you to share a more complete picture of your experiences in its classic feed, not just its Snapchat Stories clone. Today, Instagram launches.. Here's how to use Instagram's new carousel posts
"22.02.2017 16:01:50" social.techcrunch.com MobileIron adding IoT management to its arsenal MobileIron, which went public in 2014, has been known mostly for helping large companies manage mobile devices, especially in a time when people tend to bring.. IoT has much in common with mobile devices
"22.02.2017 14:57:46" social.techcrunch.com Baidu's iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion Baidu is charging up its video content push after iQiyi, its YouTube-style service in China, raised $1.53 billion from the sale of convertible notes to.. Baidu is charging up its video content push
"22.02.2017 14:01:08" social.techcrunch.com Voysis raises $8 million to help it become the the Twillio of voice AI Voice-powered artificial intelligence is not something that's easy to set up for just any business, even if it might have real benefits in terms of driving sales or improving customer experience. Voysis is a startup that wants to change that, with an AI Voysis wants to give businesses an easy way to give their customers voice-powered AI assistance.
"22.02.2017 13:28:29" social.techcrunch.com Apple's new campus 'Apple Park' will open in April This grand opening has been years in the making. Apple's new campus now has a name and an opening date. It'll be called Apple Park and the first employees.. 12,000 people are going to work in this giant ring-shaped building
"22.02.2017 13:28:14" social.techcrunch.com SpaceX's Dragon supply ship failed to rendezvous with ISS, will try again Thursday A GPS error prevented SpaceX's Dragon supply ship from matting with the ISS early this morning. The craft was less than a mile away from the space station.. Whoops.
"22.02.2017 11:16:27" social.techcrunch.com The court system should know as much about electronically stored information as does your teenager Devices that compile, analyze and store electronic information are everywhere. Known as the Internet of Things, the number of devices connected to the.. Prosecutors, defense counsel and judges must have the tools to understand … evidence developed from ESI.
"22.02.2017 10:52:59" social.techcrunch.com Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov talks about punch cards and the 3D future Kirill Tatarinov has seen computing from bottom to top. As a student in the USSR he wrote programs on punch cards to manage the cutting edge hardware clones.. He thinks 3D will be the next big UI shift and that we need to be ready
"22.02.2017 10:31:26" social.techcrunch.com Policy rollbacks can't counteract technology advances in retirement investing Technology has already upended the current brokerage model and millennials, the largest generation in U.S. history, won't settle for anything less than a.. The best firms will invest heavily in the technology to better address the change in consumer preferences
"22.02.2017 08:34:55" social.techcrunch.com Meltwater acquires Oxford Uni spin-out Wrapidity to add AI to media monitoring capabilities Meltwater, the self-described 'media intelligence' company, has acquired Wrapidity, a U.K.-based AI startup that has built technology to automate the extraction of data from unstructured web-based content. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, including More AI talent coming out of Oxford University
"22.02.2017 08:21:16" social.techcrunch.com Dick Costolo joins Maybe Capital — a new satirical board game about Valley VC As the TV show 'Silicon Valley' has shown, the tech community there is ripe for satire. So it's not surprising that the next 'product' to be born.. The game turns you into a VC-in-training
"22.02.2017 05:20:12" social.techcrunch.com How Uber can permanently regain trust This week, Uber has taken steps to let employees -- and the broader world -- know that it plans to address its cultural failings as a company. Uber plans to address its cultural failings as a company
"22.02.2017 04:00:57" social.techcrunch.com Skurt has raised a $10M Series A to grow its rental car delivery service Skurt, the Los Angeles-based rental car delivery startup, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Upfront Ventures (which also led.. An interesting take on the rental car industry
"22.02.2017 03:34:39" social.techcrunch.com Exyn unveils AI to help drones fly autonomously, even indoors or off the grid A startup called Exyn Technologies Inc. today revealed AI software that enables drones to fly autonomously, even in dark, obstacle-filled environments or.. More complex than self-driving cars
"22.02.2017 03:14:01" social.techcrunch.com Hanging out at Snap's unremarkable IPO roadshow One of the remarkable things about the roadshow presentations for hotly-anticipated IPOs — where they'll make a pitch to investors and answer questions —.. It's not very exciting
"22.02.2017 02:40:35" social.techcrunch.com Terpon is making VR webcams just for live streaming porn A Swiss startup, Terpon SA, is making virtual reality webcams specifically for the adult entertainment industry. The cameras aren't available for purchase,.. The part of the industry that is growing is livecam
"22.02.2017 02:11:55" social.techcrunch.com Researchers devise method for regenerating hair cells to help reverse hearing loss Damage to the approximately 15,000 hair cells per ear is a leading factor contributing to hearing loss. A new technology demonstrated by a team at MIT,.. The hair cells in our ears — like the rest of us — are slowly dying
"22.02.2017 01:34:12" social.techcrunch.com Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society As our society continues to devalue facts and statistics, Data.world, a two year old data collaboration startup out of Austin, Texas, is fighting back with.. Data is both an economic and social good
"22.02.2017 01:04:36" social.techcrunch.com MobiTV raises $21M as it pivots into set top box-free IPTV for the living room MobiTV, one of the first companies (est. 1999) to bring TV services to mobile devices, has raised some funding as it moves into a late-stage pivot to bring.. A late-stage pivot
"22.02.2017 00:41:29" social.techcrunch.com Dovetale wants to let brands of any size use influencer marketing Influencer marketing is red-hot right now. Whether you realize it or not, a material percentage of your Instagram feed today is probably content posted by.. Influencer marketing is red-hot right now
"22.02.2017 00:13:09" social.techcrunch.com How Atlassian bought Trello Last September, Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes flew from Sydney to New York to have lunch with Trello CEO Mike Michael Pryor. The two met at a Mexican.. From lunch to acquisition
"22.02.2017 00:12:01" Crunch Report 2/21 Verizon is finally buying Yahoo, JAY Z is planning a VC fund and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2lsL3qA
"21.02.2017 23:48:51" social.techcrunch.com Users spent more on apps in 2016, with games and entertainment apps leading the way The amount of money U.S. users are spending on iPhone apps is steadily climbing, but one category in particular saw significant growth last year:.. U.S. iPhone owners spent an average of $27 per device on games
"21.02.2017 23:22:18" social.techcrunch.com BuildDirect opens its freight-shipping platform BuildDirect has developed a name for itself as an online store for home improvement products. One issue with selling these products online is that you also.. The goal is to create a smarter home improvement industry
"21.02.2017 23:01:35" social.techcrunch.com Jay Z is planning a VC fund. Here's how his investments are doing Jay Z invested in Uber in 2011 and today it's worth 200X more. Now he's getting serious about investing in startups with plans to create his own venture.. Is Jay Z as good at investing as rapping?
"21.02.2017 22:34:03" social.techcrunch.com Google launches GPU support for its Cloud Platform Three months ago, Google announced it would in early 2017 launch support for high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) for machine learning and other.. It's official
"21.02.2017 22:05:04" social.techcrunch.com Trump's new national security adviser is a futurist with warnings about technology A week after Michael Flynn's abrupt fall from grace, President Trump will smooth things over with a national security adviser that at least some people can.. He holds a complex view on technology
"21.02.2017 21:41:21" social.techcrunch.com UPS tests show delivery drones still need work The logistics juggernaut specifically launched an octocopter, or multi-rotor drone, from the top of a delivery van. The drone delivered a package directly.. The goal is to help with last-mile delivery
"21.02.2017 21:14:04" social.techcrunch.com Inside Uber's all-hands meeting following sexual harassment allegations Following a scathing report of sexual harassment at Uber over the weekend, CEO Travis Kalanick hosted an all-hands meeting today, along with board member Arianna Huffington and Chief Human Resources Officer Liane Hornsey, to discuss the company's next Here's what happened, according to Arianna Huffington.
"21.02.2017 21:12:14" social.techcrunch.com Inside Uber's all-hands meeting following sexual harassment allegations Following a scathing report of sexual harassment at Uber over the weekend, CEO Travis Kalanick hosted an all-hands meeting today, along with board member Arianna Huffington and Chief Human Resources Officer Liane Hornsey, to discuss the company's next Inside Uber's all-hands meeting following sexual harassment allegations
"21.02.2017 21:08:58" social.techcrunch.com Self-driving Ubers are now picking people up in Arizona Uber pinned hopes on running its self-driving fleet in San Francisco but motored off to Arizona two months ago when that plan ran up against some local red.. And Uber is back at it again
"21.02.2017 21:05:49" Exyn Exyn unveils AI to help drones fly autonomously, even indoors or off the grid http://tcrn.ch/2ls9eWl
"21.02.2017 21:02:38" social.techcrunch.com Facebook updates Analytics for Apps with improved segmentation and domain-level reporting Facebook today launched an update to Analytics for Apps, its cross-platform analytics platform for developers who want to track how their users engage with.. Helping developers better understand their audience
"21.02.2017 20:39:10" social.techcrunch.com Travel app Hopper will now break down airlines' confusing fees In an attempt to better compete with low-cost airlines, major air carriers like American Airlines, Delta and United have been rolling out "basic" economy.. Explaining policies for things like flight cancellations
"21.02.2017 20:10:28" social.techcrunch.com Boeing wants to turn satellites into a cheaper, highly-automated business Aerospace company Boeing is in the process of changing the way satellites are built and made operational, according to the Wall Street Journal, with an eye.. Boeing wants to start making satellites more affordable
"21.02.2017 19:38:40" social.techcrunch.com Windows 10 privacy settings still worrying European watchdogs European Union data protection authorities continue to have privacy-related concerns about Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, despite the company making.. More privacy concerns
"21.02.2017 19:10:24" social.techcrunch.com Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210 will add support for Android Things later this year When it launched Android Things back in December, Google announced a handful of hardware partners for its Android-based internet of things operating system,.. The company's got a bit more info to offer up
"21.02.2017 18:59:52" social.techcrunch.com Jay Z is planning a VC fund. Here's how his investments are doing Jay-Z is getting serious about investing in startups with plans to create his own venture fund after investing in hits like Uber and Stance, as well as failures like Viddy and BlackJet Whoa, Uber is up 200X since Jay Z invested.
"21.02.2017 18:38:07" social.techcrunch.com Meltwater acquires Oxford Uni spin-out Wrapidity Meltwater, the self-described 'media intelligence' company, has acquired Wrapidity, a U.K.-based AI startup that has built technology to automate the.. Adding AI to media monitoring capabilities
"21.02.2017 18:02:03" social.techcrunch.com Meitu's new phone includes a dual pixel front camera and AI-powered beautification Selfie app and phone company Meitu has unveiled its latest smartphone, which doubles down its focus on selfie cameras and beautification. Meitu went public.. Selfie-first design
"21.02.2017 17:11:19" social.techcrunch.com Review: Doppler Labs Here One smart earbuds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSwC1ZbYvCQ Headphones are a gadget that people often fail to fully appreciate. In the face of all the latest tech trends,.. The $299 headphones about hearing different aspects of life unfold at the volume you desire
"21.02.2017 17:10:18" social.techcrunch.com Viva Technology is coming back to Paris with its ginormous tech conference If there's one word that can describe Viva Technology (or “VivaTech” for short), it's that it's a ginormous conference. While it was just the first edition last year, 45,000 people made their way to Paris to talk about all things tech. VivaTech is back France's largest tech conference
"21.02.2017 17:08:02" social.techcrunch.com Google's Tilt Brush lands on Oculus Rift Do you dig getting creative in virtual reality? Well your options for doing so got a little less limited today, since Google has made Tilt Brush available on Oculus Rift. The virtual painting application was previously an HTC Vive exclusive, but now that Google's creative art application for virtual reality is now available on Oculus Rift with full Touch Controller support.
"21.02.2017 17:06:11" social.techcrunch.com Google's Project Fi starts testing Voice over LTE support Google's own wireless service called Project Fi has rolled out Voice over LTE service for a subset of its users, the company confirmed this week via an.. The test had been underway for a few weeks
"21.02.2017 16:42:18" social.techcrunch.com Samsung's latest C-Lab projects embrace augmented and virtual reality Samsung created C-Lab (that's Creative Lab) half a decade ago as an attempt to incubate employee creativity within the larger confines of its corporate.. These look like the most interesting projects so far
"21.02.2017 16:19:32" social.techcrunch.com Kubernetes on Microsoft's Azure Container Service is now generally available Kubernetes, the Google-incubated open source container orchestration system, is quickly becoming the de facto standard for managing large container.. Users will be able to get support contracts from Microsoft
"21.02.2017 15:56:29" social.techcrunch.com Horizon Zero Dawn is a near-perfect action RPG on the PlayStation 4 Horizon Zero Dawn appeared unique from the start – a PlayStation 4 exclusive, a novel setting, with an all-new franchise, combining survival game elements.. An expansive world you won't want to leave
"21.02.2017 15:12:03" social.techcrunch.com Facebook on course to be the WeChat of the West, says Gartner It's the beginning of the end for smartphone apps as we have known and tapped on them, reckons Gartner. The analyst is calling the start of a "post-apps" era,.. Messaging apps could become more popular than social media apps
"21.02.2017 14:49:49" social.techcrunch.com Bulletin offers a flexible approach to shared retail space In the startup world, opening a real-world, physical store can seem a bit quaint. Who wants to deal with the sky-high rents charged in prime, urban locations,.. "WeWork for retail"
"21.02.2017 14:49:30" social.techcrunch.com BMW and Mobileye to crowdsource real-time data for self-driving from 2018 BMW and Mobileye are working together, with the automaker employing Mobileye's Road Experience Management (REM) software in its vehicles from 2018 onward. The tech, which Mobileye also recently announced would be coming to future Volkswagen cars, helps BMW and Mobileye are going to start collecting data in a key step towards BMW's goal of self-driving cars on the road by 2021.
"21.02.2017 14:49:21" social.techcrunch.com Alibaba's Ant Financial expands to Korea with $200M investment in Kakao Pay Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial is making yet another M&A deal. The firm is investing $200 million into a fintech project belonging to Kakao, the $5.. Yet another M&A deal
"21.02.2017 14:24:02" social.techcrunch.com Verizon knocks $350M off Yahoo sale after data breaches, now valued at $4.48B After the disclosure of two massive data breaches last year, today Yahoo and Verizon finally confirmed new terms for the sale of Yahoo to Verizon: Verizon.. $350 million less than originally planned
"21.02.2017 14:09:02" social.techcrunch.com Scout helps take the pain out of recruiting New York-based Scout wants to take the pain out of hiring, by automating search and outreach for companies. The company is able to reduce friction.. Scout helps take the pain out of recruiting
"21.02.2017 13:01:40" social.techcrunch.com Cosmunity brings the geek convention experience online Cosmunity is a new social network for people who want to keep the experience of Comic Con (or another geek event of your choosing) going all year long... Like Comic Con, but without the annoying crowds
"21.02.2017 09:43:02" social.techcrunch.com The implications of the end of net neutrality When Donald Trump pulled off a stunning victory to win the U.S. presidency, the entire world began to speculate about what a Trump administration will look.. The effects of the end of net neutrality go well beyond the average internet user's day-to-day experience
"21.02.2017 08:01:13" social.techcrunch.com Fluffy dog tails could be the next step in robot-human interaction The IEEE unearthed a fascinating 2013 study that showed that a cute dog tail does more than just amuse - it can communicate. The study, created by Ashish.. The question is where and when will we use these doggy tails?
"21.02.2017 02:55:53" social.techcrunch.com Tech War: Prius Prime vs. Hyundai Ioniq By a lucky coincidence, I had a chance to drive both the 2017 Prius Prime and the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq in the same week. The Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid.. Competing for the same buyers
"21.02.2017 01:17:02" social.techcrunch.com Samsung takes a big hit in new US reputation poll Last year was rough on just about everyone. Samsung seemed to get it especially bad, as the Note 7 saga stretched out over several months and two separate.. Exploding batteries will take its toll
"21.02.2017 00:49:59" social.techcrunch.com Uber's Travis Kalanick details independent investigation regarding sexual harassment Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sent a memo to employees today following allegations of sexual harassment from former Uber engineer Susan Fowler. In the memo,.. They will finally release their own diversity report
"21.02.2017 00:29:06" social.techcrunch.com What's next for books? I like Digital Reader editor Nate Hoffelder. He is one of the few bloggers about publishing who doesn't suck up to the industry nor does he particularly gild.. Finding your way though the black hole of modern publishing practices
"21.02.2017 00:02:13" social.techcrunch.com In San Francisco, lease prices hold steady, but landlords offer more perks Leasing commercial space in San Francisco is as expensive as ever, but prices are mostly holding steady for the first time in a long time -- not rising... First time in a long time
"21.02.2017 00:00:59" Disrupt NY 2017 Disrupt returns to Manhattan May 15-17! Save on tickets today http://tcrn.ch/2mgeBH2
"20.02.2017 23:29:48" social.techcrunch.com App Store tests favoring paid apps over subscriptions to rebalance its top charts A number of smaller, paid applications scored a spot on the App Store's Top Grossing chart over the weekend, in what may have been either the test of a.. It was either a test or a significant bug
"20.02.2017 22:59:32" social.techcrunch.com Uber is not the only tech company that mishandles sexual harassment claims On Sunday, a former female Uber engineer detailed her experiences of sexual harassment during her one-year stint at the multibillion-dollar company. The.. In one study, 60% of women reported receiving unwanted sexual advances
"20.02.2017 22:30:02" social.techcrunch.com Monzo, a UK digital-only bank, is closing in on new funding led by U.S.-based Thrive Capital Monzo, one of a number of new digital only or so-called 'challenger' banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, is closing in on new funding,.. A challenger bank gets new funding
"20.02.2017 22:13:58" social.techcrunch.com Learn how to design for privacy and security from Facebook's Benjamin Strahs Freshly launched startups often don't have the funding for a fully formed security team, but a data breach or a privacy overreach can be deadly for a new.. He'll offer advice to founders about how to bootstrap a secure culture at their companies
"20.02.2017 22:06:46" social.techcrunch.com Legislation to stop U.S. border agents from demanding passwords and logins is on the way Privacy advocates aren't happy with proposals for enhanced digital prying at U.S. borders, and now that issue could be taken up in the Senate. In a letter.. The issue could be taken up in the Senate
"20.02.2017 21:45:47" social.techcrunch.com Oppo teases new mobile camera technology ahead of MWC We've entered crunch time for getting all of those last minute teasers out before the kick of Mobile World Congress, the year's biggest smart phone show... Selfie technology
"20.02.2017 21:18:03" social.techcrunch.com Alienware's 13 R3 is testament to small and powerful VR-capable laptops Alienware's latest offering is a sort of fresh start for the company. The 13 R3 is extremely compact for a VR-compatible system, but portability comes at a.. A VR-ready laptop
"20.02.2017 20:55:59" social.techcrunch.com New Zealand High Court upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling Kim Dotcom, founder of Mega and Megaupload, has suffered another defeat in court. In the latest ruling, New Zealand High Court judge Murray Gilbert upheld an.. Kim Dotcom has suffered another defeat in court
"20.02.2017 19:55:39" social.techcrunch.com Hey Alexa, does this look infected? Once you're done ordering pizza and locking and unlocking your front door, what's left to do with your Echo? Starting today, HealthTap users will be able.. HealthTap users will be able to use Amazon's connected home assistant for medical advice
"20.02.2017 19:38:32" social.techcrunch.com Instagram VP Kevin Weil joins board of social fitness app Strava If you're trying to build the Instagram for exercise, it helps to have the guy building Instagram for Instagram. That's why Strava has added Instagram VP of.. Dude looks seriously on-brand
"20.02.2017 17:29:38" social.techcrunch.com Temasek jumps into China's bike rental startup war with investment in MoBike Temasek, Singapore's state-owned investment firm, has jumped into China's on-demand cycle war after it backed MoBike. China's ride-sharing war is last.. Beijing-based MoBike raised $215 million in January
"20.02.2017 17:06:50" social.techcrunch.com Alibaba's Ant Financial extends global reach with first investment in the Philippines Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial has again extended its global reach after it completed its maiden investment in the Philippines. The company, which manages.. The company just invested in Mynt, a financial venture
"20.02.2017 17:02:10" social.techcrunch.com WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat's international growth with today's launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab of sharing decorated photos, videos, and.. Facebook attacks Snap from all sides
"20.02.2017 16:43:29" social.techcrunch.com What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2017 This year's CES didn't offer much in the way of mobile excitement. No surprise, really. The past several years have seen many of the biggest players in.. Which companies will be there and which companies are skipping entirely
"20.02.2017 16:01:59" social.techcrunch.com ZTE kills its crowdsourced phone Kickstarter campaign Project CSX was a nice enough idea. Get the smartphone community engaged and excited and maybe even gather some good, outside-the-box ideas for mobile.. It was a nice enough idea
"20.02.2017 15:38:50" social.techcrunch.com Malaysia's Dah Makan raises $1.3M for an organized approach to food delivery Dah Makan has become the first food delivery startup to raise significant capital in Southeast Asia this year, bringing some fire back to what has been a.. The first food delivery startup to raise significant capital in Southeast Asia this year
"20.02.2017 13:06:56" social.techcrunch.com Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130 Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap began selling.. Buy em before they're gone
"20.02.2017 04:53:03" social.techcrunch.com Facebook's new job opening posts poach business from LinkedIn LinkedIn has neglected two big opportunities Facebook is now capitalizing on: helping lower-skilled workers and people who aren't actively looking for a job... Business Pages can now post job openings to the News Feed through the status update composer
"20.02.2017 04:37:54" tcrn.ch Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassment Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer for Uber and current engineer at Stripe, accused the company of rampant sexual harassment and human..
"20.02.2017 02:37:20" social.techcrunch.com When less is more Money doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Yet the ability to maneuver in response to business challenges is the one thing a startup founder needs most. Some.. More companies die of drowning in opportunities than of starvation
"19.02.2017 23:36:29" social.techcrunch.com How mobile technology is transforming lives in rural India Deep in a rural village in India outside the city of Jhansi, children play on dirt roads where goats and cows roam. The humble and colorful homes have mud.. Large tech firms should take cues from these programs
"19.02.2017 22:24:00" Champagne bong Doug drinks champagne out of a bong http://tcrn.ch/2l36q3h
"19.02.2017 20:00:00" Bullish returns Bullish: Tech tackles criminal justice reform http://tcrn.ch/2kzfjy6
"19.02.2017 19:02:07" social.techcrunch.com Why is Android Studio still such a gruesome embarrassment? About twice a year, I get involved in a project that requires me to do some Android development; so, about twice a year, I re-launch Google's so-called.. The Android ecosystem is clumsy and complex, fragmented into a dizzying plethora of versions of various libraries and SDKs
"19.02.2017 18:27:03" social.techcrunch.com Snap ad exec Sriram Krishnan leaves, but not why you think Flying from SF to LA every week sucks, and so Sriram Krishnan is leaving a big financial opportunity at Snap to ditch the commute. The former Facebook.. Choosing marriage over money
"19.02.2017 18:04:10" social.techcrunch.com Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology While the year continues to be dominated by headlines touting the universal appeal of Alexa, there's another gives a glimpse of what the big next step in.. Eye tracking can create a cleaner and less intrusive user interface
"19.02.2017 16:29:15" social.techcrunch.com The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery While the iPhone 8 isn't going to be announced until September, this week has been packed with rumors on the upcoming device. And it looks like the display is going to be the main star of the show. Rumor has it that Apple is going to announce three new A giant 5.8-inch display, but the size of a regular iPhone 7
"19.02.2017 15:18:04" social.techcrunch.com SpaceX successfully lands its first-stage Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Success all around for today's SpaceX mission. The company successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft that is on its way to the International Space Station. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral. The Falcon 9 is back home
"19.02.2017 14:52:07" social.techcrunch.com Dubai plans to introduce flying drone taxis as early as this summer A growing number of companies are looking at the viability of airborne, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban congestion and transportation woes, but the.. Dubai has proven a wellspring of opportunity for people looking to push the limits of transportation technology
"19.02.2017 13:58:49" social.techcrunch.com Watch SpaceX's second attempt for its ISS resupply mission live right here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giNhaEzv_PI Sunday seems like a fine day to launch a rocket into space. Yesterday, SpaceX rescheduled the CRS-10 mission. There was an issue with the the positioning of an engine nozzle that's responsible for steering the Let's watch humans launch stuff into space
"19.02.2017 11:07:49" social.techcrunch.com Vize is a new startup that lets you visually explore big datasets
"19.02.2017 08:07:48" social.techcrunch.com Pixar and Khan Academy are offering free lessons in the art of storytelling
"19.02.2017 04:41:55" social.techcrunch.com Co-founder conflict Here's how it felt in the weeks before I resigned from my last startup: I couldn't sleep. I couldn't eat. Resting pulse at 120. I had reached a point.. Successful co-founders actually embrace conflict
"19.02.2017 03:31:51" social.techcrunch.com Confirmed: Magic Leap acquires 3D division of Dacuda in Zurich Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup that has raised $1.4 billion in funding but has yet to release a product, has made an acquisition to expand its work.. One of their goals has been “making 3D content as easy as taking a video”
"19.02.2017 00:28:40" social.techcrunch.com A big apartment management company is suing Airbnb Oh, how the tables can turn. After suing San Francisco, New York City and Anaheim, Airbnb has found itself on the other side of a lawsuit. Apartment.. Airbnb has found itself on the other side of a lawsuit
"19.02.2017 00:01:51" social.techcrunch.com Why a cybersecurity solution for driverless cars may be found under the hood Autonomous vehicles were one of the most talked about technologies in 2016. Ever since Tesla, Google and Uber put these vehicles on the consumer trend map,.. Solutions and insights generated from location-based data has moved beyond the nice-to-have
"18.02.2017 23:38:20" social.techcrunch.com Brad Feld: Don't get too excited about all those “new” acquisitions by non-tech companies It might be of particular interest to TC readers to know that from Brad Feld's perspective -- and he's been in the startup world for 30 years -- non-tech.. "Non-tech companies acquiring tech startups is neither a new nor sustainable trend"
"18.02.2017 23:12:44" social.techcrunch.com Ornithologists are using drones to eavesdrop on songbirds When conservationists put drones to work in field research, they typically function as flying eyes that gather imagery of the habitat and wildlife below... A new use of drones
"18.02.2017 22:08:28" social.techcrunch.com Ford invests in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to build self-driving cars by 2021 Ford has invested $1 billion in a joint venture with Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based company with ties to Carnegie Mellon. The goal is to completely outfit Ford.. The goal is to completely outfit Ford vehicles with self-driving technology
"18.02.2017 21:05:47" social.techcrunch.com Hear Bradley Tusk speak on startups and politics at our DC meetup We're excited to announce that Bradley Tusk, head of Tusk Ventures and former Deputy Governor of the state of Illinois, will be joining us at our Meetup and.. You won't want to miss this
"18.02.2017 17:16:45" social.techcrunch.com CRISPR-Cas9 inventor Jennifer Doudna's plans on moving forward, genetically modifying humans The decision of who owned the rights to a hotly disputed CRISPR gene editing patent came down in favor of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard today so..
"18.02.2017 16:34:54" social.techcrunch.com This venture firm just produced one of the first detailed equity research reports on Snap Inc. Many things that used to be true primarily of the public market now happen within the world of private company investing, including the participation of..
"18.02.2017 16:03:54" social.techcrunch.com Why AWS is beating Google, Microsoft, IBM and Oracle in the cloud
"18.02.2017 14:15:59" social.techcrunch.com Watch SpaceX's CRS-10 Dragon resupply mission launch live right here At 10:01 AM ET (7:01 AM PT) SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon vessel has 5,500 pounds of supplies for the ISS crew, including experiment support Watch SpaceX's first rocket launch from its new NASA launch pad live right here.
"18.02.2017 04:01:46" social.techcrunch.com The bull case for Snapchat Before I make a product-driven case for Snap Inc. achieving a $100B market cap by 2020, I should note that I've been a Snapchat bear for much of the.. There is tremendous value yet to be unlocked
"18.02.2017 03:40:38" social.techcrunch.com How to build a brand in 2017: Tips from Glossier CEO Emily Weiss There's no shortage of women's beauty brands, yet for many millennial women in particular, one young outfit -- the cosmetics company Glossier -- seems to.. Glossier has struck a chord with its customer base
"18.02.2017 03:14:00" social.techcrunch.com The value of venture capital investors and the importance of physical infrastructure Why is it important to invest via VCs, and do they add value further to the money they invest into a growth business? Furthermore, what role do physical.. A good old-fashioned face to face should not be overlooked
"18.02.2017 02:50:08" social.techcrunch.com The importance of streaming to e-sports There are three key ingredients for a game or pastime to become a sport: playing, competing and viewing. The ability to play and compete are necessary steps.. There are three key ingredients for a game or pastime to become a sport: playing, competing and viewing
"18.02.2017 02:25:28" social.techcrunch.com Trump is causing a political app boom, data shows Anyone surprised by this? The growth of politically-focused mobile apps has been booming since November, with the top five political apps receiving a.. The growth of politically-focused apps is booming
"18.02.2017 01:51:00" social.techcrunch.com Listen to Monzo founder on building a 'smart' bank, fintech bubble, and turning down acquisition offer Yesterday I caught up with Tom Blomfield, co-founder and CEO of digital-only or 'challenger' bank Monzo. In our call, we talked about why Blomfield and his.. The startup is building a digital-only bank
"18.02.2017 01:28:56" social.techcrunch.com Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950's rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the.. A prototype for now
"18.02.2017 01:07:39" social.techcrunch.com EasilyDo brings its powerful Email app to Android EasilyDo's simply named "Email" application is one of the most popular productivity apps on iOS, because it closely resembles the look-and-feel of Apple's.. A simple but powerful productivity app
"18.02.2017 00:36:54" Crunch Report 2/17 Samsung vice chairman arrested, Theranos' latest diagnostic and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2kHRvbl
"18.02.2017 00:35:10" social.techcrunch.com Postmates now allows drivers to opt out of mandatory arbitration In fall 2015, the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against delivery service Postmates which challenged the legality of the company's mandatory.. Postmates has updated its legal doc
"18.02.2017 00:12:06" social.techcrunch.com Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950's rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the President of the United States, Barbie has now become a 3D animated hologram that can serve up the And we don't mean like Jem.
"17.02.2017 23:46:59" social.techcrunch.com App platform company MuleSoft files for IPO MuleSoft is the latest "unicorn" to file for an IPO. The company, which helps businesses like Netflix and Spotify with their APIs, has unveiled its.. The size of the proposed IPO is $100 million
"17.02.2017 23:34:08" social.techcrunch.com Twitter snags Showtime as a live streaming partner Twitter has been picking up live-streaming deals left and right these days, including most recently for rugby matches, and before that with Dick Clark.. But just for a boxing match
"17.02.2017 22:19:55" social.techcrunch.com Soundtrack Your Brand, a 'Spotify for B2B' nabs $22M for expansion As Spotify continues its reign as the world's biggest consumer music streaming business, a startup from its backyard in Stockholm (and even backed by.. A large growth round
"17.02.2017 21:35:43" social.techcrunch.com Weekly Roundup: CRISPR-Cas9 patent case concludes, Mark Zuckerberg's 5,000 word letter to global community This week, the CRISPR-Cas9 patent case came to a close, an encrypted messaging app went open source and Facebook announced some big changes to its video.. It was an intense week
"17.02.2017 21:33:28" social.techcrunch.com California congressman proposes an investigation into Trump's unsecured Android phone Remember the unsecured Android handset that newly minted President Trump gave up, but then apparently didn't actually give up? Things had seemingly gone.. The story is rearing its head yet again
"17.02.2017 20:48:52" social.techcrunch.com NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000 square foot Union Square Tech Hub. The hub, which was first.. This is supposed to open in 2020
"17.02.2017 20:42:08" social.techcrunch.com GM said to be fielding thousands of self-driving Bolts with Lyft in 2018 Self-driving fleets of cars might be sharing the streets with human drivers sooner than many thought; Reuters reports that GM will field "thousands" of self-driving test electric test vehicles, primarily based on the Chevrolet Bolt platform, starting in Self-driving Chevrolet Bolts could be coming to your town in 2018 in greater numbers than you imagined.
"17.02.2017 20:38:07" social.techcrunch.com Blin.gy puts you inside your favorite music video A green-screen effect, or chroma keying, is nothing new. But it's not really consumer technology -- mainly because of the need for an actual green screen, a.. Live your dancing dreams
"17.02.2017 20:09:05" social.techcrunch.com Amazon Chime is a video conferencing and communications service for business Amazon has taken the wraps off of its own Skype competitor. Chime is a new video conferencing and communications from AWS that's focused on business..
"17.02.2017 19:45:17" social.techcrunch.com Apple's Planet of the Apps looks like Shark Tank with an 'escalator pitch' Apple is finally pulling the curtains on its original TV shows. The company has revealed the first trailer for its upcoming non-scripted reality TV show..
"17.02.2017 19:44:51" social.techcrunch.com Theranos might be on life support It probably comes as no surprise Theranos, the blood testing technology company once worth billions, is struggling to survive.The company laid off a majority of its workers and had to pivot focus to a tabletop disease detection box after the company was Theranos may not have long before it bleeds out entirely
"17.02.2017 19:38:51" social.techcrunch.com What happens when you dump the App Store? In what amounts to one of the purest and most interesting experiments in assessing value of Mac OS's App Store the founder of Rogue Amoeba posted a..
"17.02.2017 18:56:34" social.techcrunch.com Sun Basket cooks up another $15 million for gluten-free and paleo meal kits Meal kit delivery startups, at this point, are nothing new. They send pre-measured ingredients in an insulated package right to a subscriber's door, and.. Packaging that's 100% recyclable and organic meal kits
"17.02.2017 18:33:01" social.techcrunch.com Snap takes aim at Facebook in roadshow video Snap is about to embark on its investor roadshow as it prepares to go public at the beginning of March. And a new video gives a glimpse at how they will be.. The 35 minute video talks about their road to profitability
"17.02.2017 18:32:48" social.techcrunch.com Car startup Beepi sold for parts after potential exits to Fair, and then DGDG, broke down Yet more developments for Beepi, the used car marketplace that had raised $150 million but then went bust: The company has completely shut down and has been.. The company has completely shut down
"17.02.2017 18:05:43" social.techcrunch.com What Zuck's letter didn't say He might not want to run for office any time soon, but Mark Zuckerberg has perfected the time-honored political art of talking a lot without saying anything... It's nice that Facebook wants to do good things, but it'd be nicer if the company didn't beat us over the head with its own ostensible selflessness
"17.02.2017 17:39:46" social.techcrunch.com Apple assembling devices in India won't mean cheaper iPhones yet Apple appears to be moving forward with plans to begin assembling its phones in India, but that doesn't necessary mean that its prices will drop in the.. Apple appears to be moving forward with plans to assemble phones in India
"17.02.2017 17:24:15" Blin․gy Blin․gy puts you inside your favorite music video http://tcrn.ch/2lrnUqB
"17.02.2017 17:13:33" social.techcrunch.com Mobileye outfits 4,500 for-hire cars in NYC with collision avoidance tech Mobileye's long-game is focused on autonomous driving, but some of the tech that feeds into that can have an impact now, including advanced collision avoidance systems. The company announced on Friday that it has completed the installation of accident Mobileye put collision avoidance tech in 4,500 for-hire cars used by Uber and Lyft drivers in NYC.
"17.02.2017 16:57:40" social.techcrunch.com Samsung vice chairman arrested on bribery charges Samsung vice-chairman/heir-apparent Jay Y. Lee has been arrested in Korea on charges of corruption. Lee is accused of paying bribes to an advisor of.. Jay Y. Lee has been arrested in Korea on charges of corruption
"17.02.2017 16:02:04" social.techcrunch.com Teslab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for Tesla actually makes a lot of data available to vehicle owners via APIs and other endpoints, but it's not always easy to find and make use of that info. Enter Teslab, a new app that tracks data and links it to your profile, while also letting you share it Teslab is the future of connected car mobile apps.
"17.02.2017 15:46:13" social.techcrunch.com Student job finder WayUp acquires competitor Looksharp WayUp is making its first acquisition — it's buying the similarly-focused Looksharp. Both companies have created job listing sites for college students and.. Two student job startups team up
"17.02.2017 14:20:17" social.techcrunch.com Havard-led woolly mammoth de-extinction project gets closer to reality The woolly mammoth is long extinct, but it's beginning to look like they might make a comeback – or a comeback of sorts, as a hybrid elephant genetically edited to display many mammoth traits. A team of Harvard researchers presented their progress in The project to bring back woolly mammoths is making progress.
"17.02.2017 13:44:12" social.techcrunch.com Car celebrity Richard Hammond talks about launching the DriveTribe startup Instead of acting like a traditional publishing site, DriveTribe has woven social media deep into the infrastructure of what it does. This is a site slightly.. Car celebrity Richard Hammond talks about launching the DriveTribe startup http://tcrn.ch/2lSIfWC
"17.02.2017 13:33:16" social.techcrunch.com Tokyo Institute of Technology taps Nvidia for Japan's fastest AI supercomputer Nvidia's business is increasingly the business of artificial intelligence, and its latest partnership fits with that new role. The graphics processing maker is supplying the Tokyo Institute of Technology for the GPUs that will power its new AI Tokyo's next AI supercomputer is going to be wicked smart.
"17.02.2017 10:57:08" social.techcrunch.com US regulatory environment threatens the rise of fintech The growth of fintech is challenging governments to devise new regulations to meet the demands of the burgeoning industry. The U.S. currently draws the.. Speculation will surround the industry until concrete policy or legislation is announced
"17.02.2017 08:42:59" social.techcrunch.com VC Mike Hirshland has some (very early) seed-stage investing advice Mike Hirshland has been a Boston-based investor for 17 years, first with the venture firm Polaris Partners and, for the last five years, at the firm.. How to identify the most promising pre-seed deals
"17.02.2017 08:22:46" social.techcrunch.com This must the year of mobile security If I gave you my phone right you'd be able to figure out a lot of stuff about me. If I didn't unlock it you'd see some of the news I read, the apps I use, and.. In a world full of danger, any tool to stem the onslaught of surveillance is welcome
"17.02.2017 07:59:07" social.techcrunch.com Semi-finalists named in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize The Shell Oil-sponsored Ocean Discovery XPrize moves to the semi-finalist stage this week with 21 teams from 25 countries, including Canada, China, France,.. Aimed at exploring biological systems in the ocean
"17.02.2017 06:52:29" social.techcrunch.com Verbling adds native apps to expand access to its marketplace of language tutors YC-backed Verbling, a language learning business that's been active for around five years, has finally launched native Android and iOS apps, along with a.. A push into mobile app learning
"17.02.2017 06:29:05" social.techcrunch.com YotaScale optimizes cloud computing for enterprises YotaScale, a graduate of Alchemist's enterprise accelerator, is announcing a $3.6 million venture round today from Engineering Capital, Pelion Ventures.. With $3.6M in fresh funding
"17.02.2017 06:16:07" social.techcrunch.com OpenFin raises $15 million to become the “OS” for financial services Some of the biggest financial services firms in the world are coming together to back a small New York-based technology company called OpenFin with.. Led by J.P. Morgan
"17.02.2017 06:14:17" social.techcrunch.com What Betsy DeVos means for Edtech Betsy DeVos was barely confirmed last week as the new Secretary of Education –- or should I say bearly. In her welcome address to the Department of.. "The Internet owes an apology to the new Secretary of Education"
"17.02.2017 05:50:31" social.techcrunch.com Maven brings a fleet of Chevy Bolts into service Planting its first flag in the effort to make autonmous electrified vehicles accessible nationwide, GM's car sharing business, Maven, is giving Los Angeles.. LA ride sharing gets a charge
"17.02.2017 05:26:34" social.techcrunch.com Cervin Ventures unveils new $56M fund aimed at the future of the enterprise stack Cervin Ventures, under the direction of Preetish Nijhawan and Neeraj Gupta, is announcing its latest $56 million fund. Built on the success of previous angel.. This model can work with the right strategy
"17.02.2017 05:03:40" social.techcrunch.com PS Dept makes shopping for clothes as simple as sending a message The fashion industry isn't necessarily racing into the future, but some startups and even some big brands are taking steps toward technology that not only.. Making personal shopping as simple as a text
"17.02.2017 04:40:19" social.techcrunch.com This baby monitor uses radar to detect infant breathing patterns I'll be honest, hearing about what Raybaby does made me happy I don't have kids. The mere thought of needing a device to monitor a child's breathing.. Extra peace of mind
"17.02.2017 04:14:26" social.techcrunch.com The Daily Show's MakeTrumpTweetsEightAgain is political commentary at its geekiest Whether you agree or disagree with his policies, one thing is certain: making someone's Tweets look like they were written by a third-grader is really funny... Turns out making someone's tweets look like they were written by a third-grader is really funny
"17.02.2017 04:14:00" Oxsight AR Oxsight uses augmented reality to aid the visually impaired http://tcrn.ch/2loFknG
"17.02.2017 03:54:05" social.techcrunch.com Mylestone lets you access your personal memories through Alexa What if our photographs and social media updates could be turned into memories we - or our children - could later access just by asking a virtual assistant,.. What if our pics and social media updates could be turned into memories?
"17.02.2017 03:24:05" social.techcrunch.com Trucks will talk to each other using Peloton Technology Many studies have been done on the potential effects of semi trucks being able to travel in platoons. It could be more fuel efficient, it could be safer, it.. Like radar-based cruise control on steroids
"17.02.2017 02:51:58" social.techcrunch.com Dobby's foldable pocket drone is the perfect mix of portability and functionality Most consumer drones available on the market today fit in one of two categories: full-fledged UAVs like DJI's Inspire, Phantom or Mavic, or portable.. About the size of an iPhone Plus
"17.02.2017 02:24:10" social.techcrunch.com Brightwheel raises $10 million to keep parents in-the-know about their kids' day at school You may have seen the startup Brightwheel scoring an investment from Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca on Sharktank last year. Or you may know Brightwheel if you.. GGV Capital led the round, joined by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
"17.02.2017 01:50:21" social.techcrunch.com Trump supporters boycott Meetup after company creates #Resist groups Meetup, the site that helps people organize get-togethers like hiking trips and cooking classes, is taking a very solid political stance in the face of the.. Meetup makes its politics known
"17.02.2017 01:21:42" social.techcrunch.com MassRobotics is like a WeWork for robotics startups If you're building drones, personal delivery vehicles, or robots that can perform surgery, a desk in a coworking community like WeWork or RocketSpace.. Some startups just need more space
"17.02.2017 00:55:03" social.techcrunch.com Grand Ventures announce first fund, targets Midwest startups There's a new venture fund in Michigan and it aims to have deep pockets. Grand Ventures is the result of longtime Michigan businessman McKeel Hagerty teaming.. There's a new venture fund in Michigan
"17.02.2017 00:44:34" Crunch Report 2/15 Apple's WWDC moves to San Jose, Elon Musk has a new tunnel project and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2lZgKH9
"17.02.2017 00:36:19" social.techcrunch.com Snap to be the highest valued U.S. tech IPO since Alibaba Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has set a valuation range of $16.2 billion to $18.5 billion for its upcoming IPO. That's according to an updated..
"17.02.2017 00:28:33" social.techcrunch.com The new Pokemon just went live in Pokémon Go, and the servers are melting again The good news: the 80 new Pokémon that were supposed to hit Pokémon Go "later this week"? They just went live. I caught a Chikorita! The bad news: If you were a player in the early days, things might look pretty familiar right now... in that you might Gen II is here
"17.02.2017 00:18:54" social.techcrunch.com Facebook plans customizable filters for nudity and violence Facebook wants to give you the power to define what is and isn't objectionable, and influence the local defaults who don't choose voluntarily. You'll.. Define what's appropriate for yourself
"17.02.2017 00:00:01" social.techcrunch.com Twitter makes another anti-abuse update Twitter will no longer notify you about replies in conversations started by people you've either blocked or muted, Twitter said today. You will, however,.. Twitter will no longer notify you about replies in conversations started by people you've blocked or muted
"16.02.2017 23:47:00" social.techcrunch.com Facebook plans customizable filters for nudity and violence Facebook wants to give you the power to define what is and isn't objectionable, and influence the local defaults who don't choose voluntarily. You'll be able.. Here's how Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto will affect you
"16.02.2017 23:32:49" social.techcrunch.com Loom helps entrepreneurs lure freelance developers with equity According to Loom founder Chase White, there's a familiar cycle that tech entrepreneurs go through: When they're first getting started, they sell equity to.. Code for equity
"16.02.2017 23:27:04" social.techcrunch.com Alexa can now unlock August Smart Locks Over the summer, smart lock maker August announced its first integration with Amazon's smart home assistant Alexa. It was pretty basic – letting users.. Alexa, unlock the door
"16.02.2017 23:06:09" social.techcrunch.com Baidu acquires digital assistant startup Raven Tech Baidu is furthering its push into artificial intelligence after it announced the acquisition of Raven Tech, a Chinese startup that developed an AI voice.. Baidu furthers its AI push
"16.02.2017 22:42:02" social.techcrunch.com LG reveals even more details about the G6 ahead of launch LG is doing a downright terrible job keeping the lid on the G6 ahead of its launch at Mobile World Congress in a couple of weeks. Numerous leaks involving the.. Building the hype
"16.02.2017 22:23:34" Why Snap would lowball its IPO valuation Snap's initial valuation for its public offering is probably not going to be low for long http://tcrn.ch/2lc8dkX
"16.02.2017 22:16:34" social.techcrunch.com Transcend VR sues investor Mike Rothenberg for fraud and breach of contract Mike Rothenberg has been in a heap of trouble over a series of purportedly fraudulent transactions within his investment firm Rothenberg Ventures and his virtual reality startup River Studios. Now Transcend VR, as first reported in the Wall Street We first reported on a possibly fraudulent transaction in this case last week.
"16.02.2017 22:11:43" social.techcrunch.com How Google's Project Loon balloons learned to loiter When Google launched Project Loon a few years ago, the plan was to provide internet access to underserved areas with the help of a series of balloons that.. Project Loon will be able to work with significantly fewer balloons in flight
"16.02.2017 21:48:52" social.techcrunch.com Google Home now lets you shop by voice just like Amazon's Alexa The Google Assistant on Google Home is getting a new feature today that may sound rather familiar to anybody who has ever owned an Amazon Echo. You can now.. You can now use Home to order everyday essentials
"16.02.2017 21:23:32" social.techcrunch.com Google's A.I. Duet experiment lets you jam with the machine Google today launched a fun new machine learning experiment: A.I. Duet. This new web-based experiment lets you play melodies on your computer's keyboard (or a.. A fun new machine learning experiment
"16.02.2017 21:08:51" social.techcrunch.com Mark Zuckerberg's humanitarian manifesto "Are we building the world we all want?" That's a question often reserved for the lips of presidents and religious leaders, and too rarely asked by CEOs. But.. Read the highlights of Zuck's 5,000-word letter to you
"16.02.2017 21:00:06" social.techcrunch.com After Puzder withdraws, Trump names his new pick for labor secretary Less than 24 hours after his first pick to head the Department of Labor withdrew his nomination over intense scrutiny of his various professional and.. Alexander Acosta is the new name in the mix
"16.02.2017 20:59:13" social.techcrunch.com Why Snap would lowball its IPO valuation The short answer for why Snap lowballed its initial valuation for its initial public offering is that it probably won't be that low for long. Normally these.. A price range for Snap's IPO leaked
"16.02.2017 20:43:36" social.techcrunch.com Microsoft Office hits the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar The new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar arrived with some pretty strong first-party support, but it was clear that it would take some key partners to really make.. Functionality goes live today
"16.02.2017 20:11:32" Timeline Photos Oxsight uses augmented reality to aid the visually impaired
"16.02.2017 19:53:53" social.techcrunch.com The EPA posted a backup of its website dated just before inauguration day In what could either be a paperwork-saving decision or a thinly veiled gesture of defiance, the Environmental Protection Agency has put a mirror of its own.. A paperwork-saving decision or a thinly veiled gesture of defiance
"16.02.2017 19:44:56" social.techcrunch.com Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks Have you ever wondered why the snack bowls on the second floor of your fancy startup office never runs out of snacks? Your office manager is most likely in charge of all of this, and sometimes it can be hard for them to keep track of all requests and make Slack, Deliveroo and SeatGeek are using this service to make their employees happy
"16.02.2017 19:25:35" social.techcrunch.com Twitter starts putting abusers in “time out” Twitter is putting online bullies in "time out." As one of the company's many new anti-abuse measures, users whose accounts have been identified engaging in.. Sigh
"16.02.2017 19:24:22" social.techcrunch.com YouTube says it now has automatically captioned 1B videos When Google rolled out its automatic captioning service for YouTube back in 2009, the results were far from great. Since then, Google's speech recognition.. Supporting 10 languages
"16.02.2017 19:02:42" social.techcrunch.com Tinder acquires Wheel, an app for creating Snapchat-like video stories Dating app Tinder is looking to get into video. The company announced today it's acquiring an L.A.-based startup called Wheel, which had developed a social.. Tinder is looking to get into video
"16.02.2017 18:38:34" social.techcrunch.com IBM links with Indiegogo, Visa, Bosch and more in $3B IoT push IBM is today taking the wraps off its new Internet of Things headquarters in Munich -- a $200 million project at over one year in the making. And to.. IBM has a new IoT HQ in Munich
"16.02.2017 18:08:15" social.techcrunch.com Atomico closes on $765 million for its biggest fund yet Atomico has closed its fourth fund with $765 million, making it one of Europe's single largest venture capital funds. The firm began raising the fund.. One of Europe's single largest VC funds
"16.02.2017 17:56:00" social.techcrunch.com Snapchat beyond Stories: Be the HBO of mobile Snap is three things, and everyone else is two of them. There are plenty of chat apps, and Stories is being copied successfully by Instagram with more.. How Snap can win even if Instagram steals Stories
"16.02.2017 17:41:08" social.techcrunch.com Kepler targets first nanosatellite launch in Q4 2017 Canadian satellite startup Kepler Communications has contracted its first launch, with launch operations be provided by Netherlands-based Innovative Space Logistics (ISL), and the launch itself taking place aboard an Indian polar satellite launch vehicle The Canadian satellite startup has contracted its first launch
"16.02.2017 17:32:34" social.techcrunch.com Opera is redesigning its desktop browser with project Reborn Opera just released a new build of its desktop browser in the developer stream. And this is an interesting one as the company just unveiled a brand new project codenamed “Reborn” — it's a complete user interface redesign for all platforms. I've been using With a nifty Messenger extension in the sidebar
"16.02.2017 17:06:31" social.techcrunch.com Verizon buys Skyward, a drone operations company Forget about Yahoo for a minute. Verizon just announced it has acquired Skyward, a drone operations and management company based out of Portland, Oregon for.. Skyward had raised $8.15M since its founding
"16.02.2017 16:47:37" social.techcrunch.com Elon Musk doesn't just want to bore tunnels – he wants to make boring better Elon Musk really is starting a tunnel digging company, and it really is called The Boring Company – TBC for short, which he says could also mean "to be continued." The Tesla and SpaceX CEO detailed his tunnel ambitions, which he shared first via Twitter, Elon Musk's tunnel ambitions include a vast network of underground transportation options up to 30 levels deep.
"16.02.2017 16:40:02" social.techcrunch.com Dorsey: Twitter still has “a long way to go” Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey spoke on stage with COO and CFO Anthony Noto at the Goldman Technology Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. The.. Tough times for Twitter
"16.02.2017 16:30:55" social.techcrunch.com Snap poised to raise up to $3.2B from IPO at a valuation of $18.5B Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has set a valuation range of $16.2 billion to $18.5 billion for its upcoming IPO. That's according to an updated.. The highest valued U.S. tech IPO since Alibaba
"16.02.2017 15:39:30" social.techcrunch.com Aston Martin will focus on cybersecurity before developing a self-driving Lagonda Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer was on stage at the Canadian International Auto Show on Thursday in Toronto, kicking off the event with the North American unveil of the AM-RB 001, Aston Martin's new hypercar. The fancy car is pretty cool, if that's your Aston Martin is very interested in autonomy – and thinks it's inevitable. But it wants to get the basics right first.
"16.02.2017 14:15:22" social.techcrunch.com Apple's WWDC is moving to San Jose Apple just announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference is going to move back to San Jose after a long run at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It's going to happen on June 5-9, 2017 and registrations will open on March 27. Why is Apple leaving Get ready for iOS 11…
"16.02.2017 10:37:08" social.techcrunch.com Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us Chances are that your current company is collecting a ton of data about your customers every second. It's a goldmine and it often sits there in a corner, unused. Vize is a business intelligence tool that will let you learn more about your business and Time to ditch Excel
"16.02.2017 10:10:01" social.techcrunch.com Your in-car attention is media's next battleground Whether it's Uber or someone else that dominates the land grab for newly unlocked media time, the components of an in-car media future are materializing... The components of an in-car media future are materializing
"16.02.2017 08:56:08" social.techcrunch.com How workforces can prepare for software stealing our jobs Employees throughout the world are are struggling to compete in a fast-moving and dynamic global job market, thanks to an unprecedented number of.. Start thinking about education as an integral part of your life, even after college
"16.02.2017 05:58:59" social.techcrunch.com The story of my brick There are a few beautiful lines in Wilson Rawls' Where the Red Fern Grows that came to me when I saw that Nokia - or whatever shambling shell of Nokia remains.. Everyone remembers their first Nokia
"16.02.2017 05:36:31" social.techcrunch.com UK startup PawSquad brings the vet to your door, on-demand U.K. startup PawSquad is expanding coverage for an on-demand service that brings vets to pets -- offering convenience and reduced stress for pet owners.. Going to the vet is never a fun experience
"16.02.2017 05:14:30" social.techcrunch.com mClinica raises $6.3M to map healthcare data in Southeast Asia Health startups are pulling in money in Southeast Asia. A week after wellness-focused insurance brokerage CXA drew $25 million from investors, fellow.. Health startups are pulling in money in Southeast Asia
"16.02.2017 04:50:41" social.techcrunch.com Radar launches out of Expa Labs to power location services for app developers Developers have Stripe for payments, Mixpanel for analytics, and Twilio for communications, but what about location. That's where Radar comes in. Radar was.. Radar has received $500K in funding from Expa Labs
"16.02.2017 04:26:51" social.techcrunch.com Ozobot raises $3 million for toys that teach kids coding basics off-screen There are many toys on the market today that promise to teach kids programming skills, and a good percentage require the use of a connected tablet or.. Another option
"16.02.2017 04:25:00" Caavo Caavo aims to unify all your streaming TV boxes and services http://tcrn.ch/2ll9QPb
"16.02.2017 04:04:02" social.techcrunch.com BlackBerry files suit against Nokia in a battle of once mighty smartphone brands BlackBerry suing Nokia is 2017 is a bit like the secret Rocky/Apollo Creed fight in Rocky III revealed in 2015's Creed – two once mighty champions doing.. What year is it?
"16.02.2017 03:40:52" social.techcrunch.com Our favorite startups from 500 Startups' 19th class Deep in the Valley this afternoon, 500 Startups' 19th demo day drew to a close at the Computer History Museum. Business-to-business software, fashion and.. B2B software dominated
"16.02.2017 03:37:34" social.techcrunch.com Lytro pursues 360-degree video and cinematic tools with $60M Series D Ever-shifting camera tech company Lytro has raised major cash to continue development and deployment of its cinema-level camera systems. Perhaps the company's.. The ever-shifting camera tech company has raised some cash
"16.02.2017 03:16:43" social.techcrunch.com Dorsey: Twitter still has “a long way to go” Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey spoke on stage with COO and CFO Anthony Noto at the Goldman Technology Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. The leaders of the social media giant reiterated Twitter's mission as a real-time information platform Dorsey: Twitter still has “a long way to go”
"16.02.2017 03:03:24" social.techcrunch.com Ingram's VitalSource wants to acquire Verba to give students affordable access to textbooks The college textbook industry has no shortage of startups, from ebook company RedShelf to big players like rental service Chegg all the way to Amazon itself... Textbooks really are too expensive
"16.02.2017 02:42:28" social.techcrunch.com Jennifer Doudna on that CRISPR patent decision: "It won't impact my work" The decision of who owned the rights to a hotly disputed CRISPR gene editing patent came down in favor of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard today so you'd think the mood would be sour at the University of California, Berkeley, the other contender in Jennifer Doudna on that CRISPR patent decision: "It won't impact my work"
"16.02.2017 02:32:13" social.techcrunch.com AARP dangles $10K prize in front of startups to help aging population An impetuous 20-something year old team of startup founders may not automatically reach out to the AARP to bring its products to market. Ignoring the aging.. A little cash incentive
"16.02.2017 02:09:00" social.techcrunch.com StockX raises $6M to grow its marketplace for limited-edition products StockX, a marketplace for sneakers, has announced that they've closed a $6M round from a group of high-profile investors like Mark Wahlberg, Scooter Braun,.. The sneaker reseller space couldn't be hotter right now
"16.02.2017 01:43:09" social.techcrunch.com Rare Carat's Watson-powered chat bot will help you put a diamond ring on it Valentine's Day is over, but if you're looking for a way to make those fleeting expressions of vestigial patriarchy more permanent, Rare Carat has the service.. Nothing says romance like a chatbot
"16.02.2017 01:21:48" social.techcrunch.com Xbox Project Scorpio will finally get some face time at Microsoft's E3 Event This year's E3 promises to be a big show – if only thanks to the fact that the gaming convention's organizers are opening it up to the masses. As.. E3 is going to be big
"16.02.2017 00:59:01" Crunch Report 2/15 Verizon gets a $250M discount for Yahoo, judge rules CRISPR-CAS9 belongs to Broad Institute and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2lR0okG
"16.02.2017 00:53:17" social.techcrunch.com Google teams up with Kaggle to host $100,000 video classification challenge Google and Kaggle today announced a new machine learning challenge that asks developers to find the best way to automatically tag videos. The challenge,.. A new machine learning challenge
"16.02.2017 00:22:04" social.techcrunch.com Reddit tweaks and renames public front page The front page of reddit is a good place to catch up on the latest internets, or so an increasing number of users think. To broaden the appeal of the site to.. Broadening appeal to first-time visitors
"15.02.2017 23:46:44" social.techcrunch.com Google expands fact-checked news to Brazil, Mexico & Argentina In October, Google announced it would begin highlighting fact-checked resources in its Google News vertical, allowing readers to more easily find links to.. The feature is expanding
"15.02.2017 23:19:05" social.techcrunch.com Yahoo notifying users of malicious account activity as Verizon deal progresses Yahoo is continuing to issue warnings to users about several security incidents as it moves toward an acquisition by Verizon. Users are receiving.. Cookie forging is a separate issue from the mega-breaches
"15.02.2017 22:19:52" social.techcrunch.com Homemade food-sharing startup Josephine makes another attempt to legalize its business in CA Josephine, the startup that lets people cook meals inside their homes and sell them to neighbors, is sponsoring a recently-introduced homemade food bill in.. The startup lets people cook meals inside their homes and sell them to neighbors
"15.02.2017 21:48:29" social.techcrunch.com Facebook's new job openings posts poach business from LinkedIn LinkedIn has neglected two big opportunities Facebook is now capitalizing on: helping non-white collar workers and people who aren't actively looking for a.. Facebook strikes again
"15.02.2017 21:39:50" social.techcrunch.com Elon Musk posts and then deletes tweets saying Trump's "Muslim immigration ban is not right" Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed Trump's immigration ban on Muslim majority nations directly via Twitter on Wednesday, saying that the order is "not right" and refers to it as a "Muslim immigration ban" – but he then deleted those tweets almost immediately, Elon Musk made a lot of fans happy with these tweets he then removed almost immediately, judging replies on Twitter.
"15.02.2017 21:19:04" social.techcrunch.com Fika Ventures raises $40 million debut fund Investors are seemingly growing more excited about L.A. by the day. The newest sign comes via a $40 million fund that L.A.-based Fika Ventures is announcing.. L.A. gets more capital
"15.02.2017 20:55:17" techcrunch.com Judge rules CRISPR-Cas9 patents belong to Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT Following a high-profile and very heated court hearing over ownership of the patents for gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9, judges at the United States..
"15.02.2017 20:45:30" social.techcrunch.com Pleo, a startup that offers a card and app to manage company expenses, gets backing from Creandum London and Copenhagen-based fintech startup Pleo, which offers a card and app to manage company expenses, has closed an additional $3.25 million in funding... Another expense app
"15.02.2017 20:16:16" social.techcrunch.com 7 reasons why Facebook will autoplay sound despite complaints If you're freaking out about Facebook starting to autoplay videos with sound by default, at least it won't pause or play on top of music you're already.. Plus we've confirmed Facebook won't interrupt your music
"15.02.2017 20:01:49" social.techcrunch.com Walmart acquires outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million Walmart this morning announced it's acquiring a leading outdoor retailer Moosejaw for approximately $51 million in an all-cash deal. Headquartered in Madison.. Walmart is still hungry
"15.02.2017 20:00:00" Ozobot raises $3M Ozobot raises $3 million for toys that teach kids coding basics off-screen http://tcrn.ch/2lkLjdn
"15.02.2017 19:37:02" social.techcrunch.com Brexit bumps up the UK price of Microsoft's Surface Book Another Brexit bump: Microsoft has increased the cost of its Surface Book laptops for UK consumers. Microsoft has increased the cost of its Surface Book laptops for UK consumers
"15.02.2017 19:16:03" social.techcrunch.com Microsoft open sources a simulator for training drones, self-driving cars and more Microsoft has made available a beta version of an advanced virtual world for training autonomous drones, as well as other gadgets that move on their own. The software, which is available on GitHub, recreates conditions like shadows, reflections and other Microsoft just opened up its drone training software, which is a detailed virtual world for teaching autonomous navigation systems.
"15.02.2017 19:15:50" social.techcrunch.com Twitter adds Periscope's live videos to its Top Trends Twitter's recently launched "Explore" section will now feature live videos sourced from Periscope within its "Top Trends," the company announced yesterday... Periscope is getting further integrated into Twitter
"15.02.2017 18:53:20" social.techcrunch.com It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in VR is totally and completely badass Badass is not generally a word associated with VR, but when FX wanted to bring viewers into the ridiculous world of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to.. Project Badass has come to VR
"15.02.2017 18:31:22" social.techcrunch.com Comcast rolls out a new Stream TV app for its cable and internet TV customers Comcast is launching a new app called Xfinity Stream, which will replace its older Xfinity TV app on mobile devices, as well as deliver a host of features.. Comcast is launching a new app
"15.02.2017 18:24:27" social.techcrunch.com Makerbot lays off 30% of its staff as company's scope narrows MakerBot is laying off 30 percent of its staff as part of an ongoing effort to adapt to a changing market, the company announced in a blog post today. Costs are still mounting
"15.02.2017 18:17:49" social.techcrunch.com U.S. motor vehicle deaths see biggest two year jump in over 50 years, per report Deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes are at their highest in nearly a decade, according to preliminary data released by the National Safety Council on Wednesday. The increase for 2016 combines with the jump in 2015 to add up to the largest two-year U.S. motor vehicle deaths keep climbing at an alarming rate – is the solution self-driving, or self-control?
"15.02.2017 18:07:01" TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off: Tel Aviv TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off: Tel Aviv TechCrunch's legendary Meetup + Pitch-Off event is coming to Tel Aviv! Join us for beer, good conversation, and a battle to the death to see which entrepreneurs can dazzle and excite the judges in under sixty seconds. And whether you're an investor,
"15.02.2017 17:56:29" social.techcrunch.com Mulberrys is an on-demand laundry startup hoping to clean up where others have washed out On-demand laundry has proven a tough business for some. Washio folded up its business last year, selling its assets to competitor Rinse. At the time Washio's founder Ajay Prakash told TechCrunch the on-demand model wasn't the most efficient or economical Mulberrys just launched out of beta this week with 10 physical locations and a fleet of drivers to serve the city of San Francisco.
"15.02.2017 16:58:06" social.techcrunch.com Verizon reportedly closes in on a Yahoo acquisition with a $250M discount Verizon is closing in on a new deal to acquire Yahoo, with a price tag that's $250 million less than the $4.8 billion agreed upon last year, according to a.. That's a pretty small price cut, all things considered
"15.02.2017 16:09:18" social.techcrunch.com Groupon reports mixed Q4 weighed down by LivingSocial acquisition Groupon, the daily deals platform that has been restructuring itself and trying to shift into more profitable areas of e-commerce, today reported its Q4..
"15.02.2017 15:20:03" social.techcrunch.com Mobile ad startup Vungle says it's hit a $300M revenue run rate Adtech startups like to announce when they've hit $100 million in annualized revenue, but mobile ad startup Vungle is doing a bit better than that — it says.. $300M run rates are the new $100M run rates
"15.02.2017 15:19:42" social.techcrunch.com Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside Pixar wants to teach you the secrets to good storytelling – for free.
"15.02.2017 14:39:35" social.techcrunch.com Earth imaging company Planet breaks records with 88 satellite launch Planet, the company that recently acquired Google's satellite Earth imaging business, just pulled off another monumental feat – launching 88 satellites into orbit at once, as part of the largest satellite payload on record with a total of 104 aboard an After acquiring Google's satellite imaging business, Planet Labs just scored another big win.
"15.02.2017 14:02:39" social.techcrunch.com Honda partners with new DRIVE smart mobility startup hub in Tel Aviv Honda is extending its courtship of startups through its Xcelerator program with a new partnership announced Wednesday with DRIVE, a new startup hub in Tel Aviv, Israel that focuses specifically on smart mobility tech, including transportation and Honda will use its new partnership with Isreal's DRIVE smart mobility hub to scout talent.
"15.02.2017 14:01:37" social.techcrunch.com IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe IBM wants to bring machine learning to its traditional mainframe customers, and eventually to any technology with large data stores hidden behind a.. Give mainframes modern data processing algorithms.
"15.02.2017 13:27:36" social.techcrunch.com HTC's mobile VR solution said to be coming before the end of the year HTC will offer a mobile VR solution, and it'll work with the company's new top-end smartphone, the U Ultra, but it'll be more than just a headset that lets the smartphone do most of the work like the Samsung Gear VR, according to HTC CFO Chia-lin Chang, HTC says its looking to deliver something in the mobile VR market by the end of 2017.
"15.02.2017 11:59:33" social.techcrunch.com Pokémon GO will get its first huge update this week: 80 new Pokémon, new items, and more "When is the next batch of Pokémon coming?!" It's a question that Pokémon Go players (including myself) have been shouting since... well, pretty much immediately after the game launched. We've finally got an official answer. Pokémon GO is getting a long awaited huge update
"15.02.2017 11:54:43" social.techcrunch.com Investing in GoodBusiness Since 2001, impact VC firms have raised $13 billion to invest in companies that provide a social or environmental benefit as part of running their.. Impact venture capital will not be overlooked or misunderstood for long
"15.02.2017 10:11:06" social.techcrunch.com Unpacking the Govtech market Venture Capital is key to ensuring the digital transformation of government becomes long-term sustainable and successful reality. If we want to see an.. The US is on the cusp of a much-needed digital transformation
"15.02.2017 09:48:08" social.techcrunch.com Tel Aviv, we're coming back for a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off It's safe to say that we had a blast last year at our Tel Aviv meetup. To nobody's surprise, we're holding a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off again in June. Save the date as June 28, 2017 is going to be a great time for the tech community in Tel Aviv. What Announcing our next event in Tel Aviv
"15.02.2017 09:22:31" social.techcrunch.com Attack of the drones A drone recently crashed into a Boeing 737 as it approached a landing strip in Mozambique. The damage to the aircraft was extensive. Over the last year, drone.. Perimeter be damned; that attack surface just got three-dimensional
"15.02.2017 07:31:00" The Nimb Ring The Nimb aims to be a smart personal security platform http://tcrn.ch/2l54d5z
"15.02.2017 06:36:54" social.techcrunch.com Congressional Republican threats to Caltrain funding could cripple Bay Area's growth For $2 billion, Caltrain electrification would wire the line between San Francisco and San Jose and buy new high-performance electric trains, reducing local.. All of Caltrain's problems have solutions
"15.02.2017 05:22:17" social.techcrunch.com VCs swipe left on dating apps VC investment in dating startups declined over the past year, with smaller average rounds and fewer funded companies, according to Crunchbase company profile.. Smaller average rounds and fewer funded companies
"15.02.2017 03:51:50" social.techcrunch.com TheBlindGuide acquires UPenn startup ThirdEye There's nothing quite like the atmosphere of a college hackathon. Amidst the free t-shirts and apps to help you find parties on campus always lie a few hidden.. Bringing computer vision to the visually impaired
"15.02.2017 03:31:27" social.techcrunch.com Jaguar launches in-car payments at Shell gas stations In a first for in-car convenience features, Jaguar is teaming up with Shell to launch a new payment feature that lets you use Apple Pay or PayPal (with Android Pay coming later on) to easily pay for gas right within their vehicles at the pumps. The Jaguar now lets you pay for gas at Shell stations in-car with Apple Pay or PayPal.
"15.02.2017 02:36:00" social.techcrunch.com In 2016 Lisbon fired-up its startup engines In the first of a new series focusing on city eco-systems, TechCrunch Editor-at-large Mike Butcher gets under the skin of one of Europe's hottest startup.. 2017 will hear them roar
"15.02.2017 01:57:09" social.techcrunch.com Gamed-learning app Smartup raises $5.5M from Notion Capital, Hong Leong Back in 2015 we were intrigued by the launch of a brand new take on online learning. It was driven by mobile and also 'gamed' users into learning. That.. A new take on online learning
"15.02.2017 01:27:36" social.techcrunch.com Twitter fights for disclosure of national security letters Twitter is fighting to disclose how many times the government has secretly accessed its users' data — and a judge may soon allow the company to do so... Twitter wants to disclose how many times the government has secretly accessed its users' data
"15.02.2017 00:44:48" social.techcrunch.com Former Magic Leap VP brought in to appeal to women is now suing for sexual discrimination Making women like your technology starts with listening to the women working on it. That's not what former VP of marketing at Magic Leap Tannen Campbell says she experienced while on the job.Campbell was brought in by the company to help improve Magic Former Magic Leap VP brought in to appeal to women is now suing for sexual discrimination
"15.02.2017 00:41:35" social.techcrunch.com SoftBank confirms $3.3B acquisition of Fortress Investment Group Japan's SoftBank has made another acquisition to widen both its business strategy, and its portfolio of investments. Today the company announced that it would.. A huge acquisition to widen business strategy
"15.02.2017 00:40:46" social.techcrunch.com Etsy Studio is a new marketplace for craft supplies Etsy just announced what it's calling its first marketplace in 11 years — Etsy Studio, where businesses can sell supplies to other Etsy users. CEO Chad.. Businesses can now sell supplies to Etsy users
"15.02.2017 00:21:46" Crunch Report 2/14 YouTuber PewDiePie gets in trouble, Apple gives a first look at its original shows and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2lhlj2n
"15.02.2017 00:15:26" social.techcrunch.com Payoneer launches API so companies can add embedded payment options to their services Payoneer, a provider of payment technologies that lets vendors sell to international customers in local currencies -- allowing for easier cross-border.. Operate globally, get paid locally
"14.02.2017 23:50:59" social.techcrunch.com With $15M in funding, Caavo aims to unify all your streaming devices and services A startup called Caavo thinks it has a solution to the too-much-TV problem, with a device that brings together all the different streaming boxes and TV.. A startup called Caavo thinks it has a solution to the too-much-TV problem.
"14.02.2017 23:41:31" social.techcrunch.com Yelp launches new feature for asking and answering questions about any business Yelp is releasing a new feature with the simple, self-explanatory name Questions and Answers. Well, mostly self-explanatory. This is distinct from Talk, a.. Yelp gets into the Q&A game
"14.02.2017 23:34:51" social.techcrunch.com You can now use Signal for encrypted video calls Open Whisper Systems, creator of encrypted communication platform Signal, released an update today as an open beta to enable encrypted video calling. The app.. Convey more information without compromising security
"14.02.2017 23:13:28" social.techcrunch.com Wiivv steps on $4 million to bring your feet into the 21st century Hardware Battlefield favorite Wiivv has announced a $4 million Series A funding and an acquisition. Not too shabby for a shoe company. But remember: this.. Not too shabby for a shoe company
"14.02.2017 22:06:16" social.techcrunch.com This venture firm just produced one of the first detailed equity research reports on Snap Inc. Many things that used to be true primarily of the public market now happen within the world of private company investing, including the participation of.. A detailed snapshot of pre-IPO Snap
"14.02.2017 22:05:19" social.techcrunch.com PayPal buys TIO Networks for $233 million PayPal has agreed to buy bill payment management company TIO Networks for $233 million in cash. The deal will allow PayPal to gain access to a market of.. PayPal will gain access to customers who pay utility bills at kiosks
"14.02.2017 21:55:02" social.techcrunch.com Entoro Group acquires Offerboard, a platform for soliciting investments in private businesses Entoro Group today announced that it has acquired OfferBoard, a company that removes barriers from the process of raising capital. OfferBoard isn't Angellist.. Designed to make crowd funding work for growth capital
"14.02.2017 21:33:26" social.techcrunch.com Google launches Cloud Spanner, its new globally distributed relational database service Google today announced the beta launch of Cloud Spanner, a new globally distributed database service for mission-critical applications. Cloud Spanner joins.. For mission-critical apps
"14.02.2017 21:12:56" social.techcrunch.com DigitalOcean launches load balancers DigitalOcean today announced the launch of its new load balancing service for developers who run their applications on its platform. Ensure better uptime for your apps
"14.02.2017 20:52:25" social.techcrunch.com Linode challenges DigitalOcean with its new $5 instances Linode has been in the virtual private server (VPS) game for longer than most, but in recent years, companies like DigitalOcean and Vultr have taken quite a.. Linode is ready to fight back
"14.02.2017 20:29:12" social.techcrunch.com OK Cupid revamps to be less like Tinder, more political Just in time for Valentine's Day (ugh, sorry), dating app OK Cupid is getting a makeover. Psych! Just kidding, the company is introducing a new version of.. A deeper look into someone's personality right from the start
"14.02.2017 19:58:46" social.techcrunch.com Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business Amazon has taken the wraps off of its own Skype competitor. Chime is a new video conferencing and communications from AWS that's focused on business.. Watch out, Skype
"14.02.2017 19:33:24" social.techcrunch.com Instapaper says it's now fully restored after last week's outage Instapaper says today it has fully recovered from its extended outage, which caused the service to be down for over a day last week, then saw it return in a.. A slow recovery
"14.02.2017 19:09:44" social.techcrunch.com Facebook is still figuring out how to tackle fake news At CODE Media today, Facebook VP of partnerships Dan Rose said combatting fake news is "something that's really important to us," but acknowledged that the.. Facebook realizes that "fake news" is a problem, but is still a long way from figuring out how to solve it.
"14.02.2017 19:02:24" PAL-V Flying Car Got $400,000? You could spend it on this flying car http://tcrn.ch/2lHnZY8
"14.02.2017 18:52:53" social.techcrunch.com Virtual nurse app Sense.ly raises $8 million from investors including the Mayo Clinic San Francisco startup Sense.ly has raised $8 million in a Series B round of venture funding to bring its virtual nurse technology to clinics and patients of.. A health-focused "cross between WhatsApp and Siri"
"14.02.2017 18:29:19" social.techcrunch.com To compete with YouTube, Facebook is preparing to launch connected TV apps Facebook wants its users to upload and consume more videos, and it's making a couple of changes to the way that it displays and distributes those videos... Facebook VP of partnerships Dan Rose said the company would launch apps for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
"14.02.2017 18:10:58" social.techcrunch.com Daimler's Smart will focus on electric vehicles exclusively in North America The adorable little Smart cars you see on North American roads from here on out will likely be primarily electric, as the company has decided to cease sales of its gas-powered Fortwo and Fortwo Cabrio in the U.S. and Canada from 2017 on.It sounds like the Daimler's Smart will focus on electric vehicles exclusively in North America
"14.02.2017 18:02:14" social.techcrunch.com Twitter kills a poorly thought out anti-abuse measure Twitter earlier this month announced a series of changes aimed at silencing abuse on its network, but a recent change to its service - which was quickly.. Well, that was fast :/
"14.02.2017 17:53:41" social.techcrunch.com Microsoft calls for establishment of a digital Geneva Convention As the public grows more concerned with state-sponsored hacking, Microsoft is calling on tech companies to form a so-called "Digital Geneva Convention" by.. How do we establish norms for engagement in digital warfare?
"14.02.2017 17:31:09" social.techcrunch.com Amazon hints at Prime sales in latest filing Amazon Prime has driven growth for the e-commerce company for years now. But Amazon has traditionally been cagey about disclosing too many details.. Prime sales alone surpass the entire e-commerce sales of Macy's, The Home Depot and Best Buy
"14.02.2017 17:08:49" social.techcrunch.com HTC has another tough quarter, with revenue down 13% YOY, but smaller losses HTC's latest financials make for another fairly dismal read for the mobile device and VR headset maker, though -- crumbs of comfort -- it's making a slightly.. Another fairly dismal read
"14.02.2017 17:01:22" social.techcrunch.com Disney cuts ties with PewDiePie, YouTube's top star, over anti-Semitic clips Disney has cut ties with YouTube's most popular star after he posted a series of videos featuring anti-Semitic clips and messages. PewDiePie has 53 million.. PewDiePie has 53 million subscribers on YouTube
"14.02.2017 17:00:38" social.techcrunch.com Intuition Robotics raised $6 million for its ElliQ elder care assistant robot Intuition Robotics, maker of elder care assistant ElliQ, announced today that it has raised $6 million in funding from iRobot and equity crowdfunding platform.. The maker of an active aging companion robot raised $6 million from iRobot and OurCrowd.
"14.02.2017 16:45:44" social.techcrunch.com PewDiePie's YouTube Red series gets cancelled after vlogger posts anti-Semitic content YouTube says it's cancelling the second season of vlogger star PewDiePie's reality show, and has booted his channel from its premium advertising program. The.. PewDiePie is the most-subscribed YouTube channel
"14.02.2017 15:01:44" social.techcrunch.com Watch Drive.ai's self-driving car handle California city streets on a rainy night Autonomous vehicle system startup Drive.ai is ready to show off its technology in use for the first time, with a video showing the company's test vehicle making its way through the streets of Mountain View.Other companies have shown us similar videos, of Watch Drive.ai's self-driving car handle California city streets during a rainy night
"14.02.2017 14:42:43" social.techcrunch.com Dubai plans to introduce flying drone taxis starting as early as this summer A growing number of companies are looking at the viability of airborne, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban congestion and transportation woes, but the city of Dubai could leapfrog those with a plan to deploy a passenger-carrying drone as early as Want to ride in a self-flying car? Plan a trip to Dubai this July.
"14.02.2017 14:14:25" social.techcrunch.com Apple's Planet of the Apps looks like Shark Tank with an 'escalator pitch' Apple is finally pulling the curtains on its original TV shows. The company has revealed the first trailer for its upcoming non-scripted reality TV show called 'Planet of the Apps' at Recode's Code Media conference. Based on the trailer, it looks a lot Starring Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will.i.am and Gary Vaynerchuk
"14.02.2017 14:08:57" social.techcrunch.com Zelda: Breath of the Wild is getting a $20 Season Pass for downloadable extras Nintendo's new Switch console is set to launch in less than a month, and easily its biggest headline launch title is Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo just announced that this debut game will also get bigger over time, with two planned DLC packs The first Zelda game for the Nintendo Switch is getting a $20 DLC Season Pass.
"14.02.2017 14:02:21" social.techcrunch.com Nest Cams now know what a door looks like and can monitor them automatically Nest is shipping a new build of the Nest app this morning and with it comes a few cool new tricks. Most notably, they're bubbling up some more computer vision smarts. With this update, Nest Aware (the company's paid service that lets you record footage Nest Cams just got a little bit smarter
"14.02.2017 13:01:21" social.techcrunch.com Samanage raises $20M and makes enterprise play with new Salesforce integration Samanage, makers of customer service software in the cloud, had a couple of major announcements today. For starters, they got a $20 million investment, and.. Hitches enterprise wagon to Salesforce.
"14.02.2017 10:04:55" social.techcrunch.com What happens when you dump the App Store? In what amounts to one of the purest and most interesting experiments in assessing value of Mac OS's App Store the founder of Rogue Amoeba posted a.. When get locked into one way of sales we don't see alternatives. That hurts us
"14.02.2017 09:35:55" social.techcrunch.com The next big gold rush As we look to the next evolution of our digital ecosystem, it seems certain that virtual goods will play a much larger role. From vanquishing new breeds of.. Virtual goods will both enable new experiences and redefine traditional ones
"14.02.2017 08:23:52" social.techcrunch.com Media accelerator Matter is gunning for fake news It's becoming harder and harder to read the news. We've gone around the bend from carefully balanced op-ed pieces from clearly identified special interest.. It's becoming harder and harder to read the news
"14.02.2017 08:03:35" social.techcrunch.com With $6B in deals in 2016, ID management is a hot sector you may have missed What technology is popular with acquirers, helps save enterprises from expensive breaches, and could even curtail the third-leading cause of death? If you.. Smart money betting on bigger exits
"14.02.2017 06:23:29" social.techcrunch.com Making VR less painful for the vision-impaired You don't have to have perfect vision to enjoy VR, but brother, it helps. Otherwise you're looking at having to worry about accommodating glasses, eye.. This is not an easy task
"14.02.2017 06:03:14" social.techcrunch.com Snappr makes it affordable to order a professional photographer on demand Everyone loves being in pictures taken by a professional photographer. Because as good as our iPhone cameras are these days, there's just no comparison to a.. Need a headshot fast?
"14.02.2017 05:41:27" social.techcrunch.com Tim Draper is backing Indian startups again with Blume Ventures alliance An early stage fund that's becoming a major player in India's burgeoning tech scene, Blume Ventures, has joined the Draper Venture Network, the investors.. The early stage fund is becoming a major player in India's tech scene
"14.02.2017 05:18:39" social.techcrunch.com Playment gives companies on-demand workers to analyze data using mobile devices Pretty much every company, to some extent, has to power their algorithms with data and machine learning if they're going to be competitive with anyone else in.. Startups can't normally afford massive computational power and data
"14.02.2017 04:57:06" social.techcrunch.com Game developers show political solidarity with Humble Freedom Bundle The Humble Bundle is a reliable source of good deals on games, usually organized around some theme or another. This week's bundle, however, is not only one of.. Proceeds support charities working with immigrants and refugees
"14.02.2017 04:50:15" social.techcrunch.com Apple Music is at the heart of the company's strategy for original TV shows Apple is making a deeper push into producing its own stable of original TV shows, but it probably won't compete with originals being produced by Netflix or.. Apple is making a push into original shows, but it probably won't compete with Netflix or Amazon anytime soon.
"14.02.2017 04:12:34" social.techcrunch.com Nikon restructuring causes casualties to bottom line, camera line, and production line Nikon's plan to restructure in the face of challenges to the digital imaging space has proven more costly than expected in more ways than one. A rough quarter.. Smartphones have devastated the camera market
"14.02.2017 03:52:23" social.techcrunch.com Researchers release a big dataset to help crowdsource the search for exoplanets What are you up over President's Day weekend? If you didn't answer “searching for exoplanets,” it's time to seriously reconsider your priorities and.. Start hunting
"14.02.2017 03:25:03" social.techcrunch.com The Nimb aims to be a smart personal security platform, not just a cool ring If you ever find yourself in danger, trying to whip out your phone, switch it on and open the Phone or Message app is just far too slow, especially when time.. A ring with a panic button
"14.02.2017 02:57:32" social.techcrunch.com Kudi wants to make it easier to pay bills in places where internet access is limited Making payments and sending money to friends and family in Nigeria can be cumbersome. Y Combinator-backed Kudi, which recently launched in Nigeria, is aiming.. A Messenger bot with a purpose
"14.02.2017 02:35:17" social.techcrunch.com Nura gets $4.6 million in seed funding for its customizable headphones We tried out a prototype of Nura's custom headphones over the summer and liked what we heard. Apparently we weren't alone in that, as the Australian.. Impressing people with deep pockets
"14.02.2017 02:09:25" social.techcrunch.com Revel co-founder's new startup aims to build a web of authentic identities As people continue to think about how the rise of "fake news", psychometric big data, and other developments in the tech world could have influenced big.. Reputation management
"14.02.2017 01:34:50" social.techcrunch.com Dopamine Labs slings tools to boost and reduce app addiction Dopamine Labs, a small startup in Los Angeles, not just creates tools that can hook users to an app... the company is now also giving people a way to kick.. Get hooked and then kick the habit
"14.02.2017 01:13:32" SF tech protest Tech workers demonstrate in downtown San Francisco against Trump's immigration plans http://tcrn.ch/2l9lxsG
"14.02.2017 01:06:03" social.techcrunch.com Tech workers demonstrate in downtown San Francisco against Trump's immigration plans There was a palpable energy in downtown San Fracisco today as hundreds of tech workers from LinkedIn, Cisco, Apple and other tech companies came together to talk about the plight of the American immigrant under our current administration.Trump recently An unlikely mix of engineers, cafeteria workers, janitors and others working at big tech companies had something to say to Trump about immigration today.
"14.02.2017 01:03:25" social.techcrunch.com Yik Yak is back with a college Slack called Hive Yik Yak crashed and burned after raising $73.5 million... then laying off most of its employees as users ditched its anonymous message board app. But now Yik.. Back from the dead
"14.02.2017 00:59:13" social.techcrunch.com Yik Yak is back with a college Slack called Hive Yik Yak crashed and burned after raising $73.5 million... then laying off most of its employees as users ditched its anonymous message board app. But now Yik.. Yik Yak's hail mary
"14.02.2017 00:42:04" social.techcrunch.com Smart calendar startup Meetingbird aims to take the headache out of scheduling It's a tiny-but-still-annoying part of almost every meeting and phone calls — once you agree to meet someone or call them, there's still another flurry of.. Scheduling meetings is the worst
"14.02.2017 00:23:57" social.techcrunch.com TheTake launches AI image recognition engine for businesses TheTake, a site which launched as a way for consumers to buy that thing they saw in that movie, is set to begin selling an automated version of its service.. Working with a few major studios
"14.02.2017 00:10:21" Crunch Report 2/13 Musical.ly releases new video messenger app, PAL-V begins pre-sales of its flying car and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/2kEm8PN
"13.02.2017 23:57:31" social.techcrunch.com Yahoo supercharges TensorFlow with Apache Spark Yahoo, model Apache Spark citizen and developer of CaffeOnSpark, which made it easier for developers building deep learning models in Caffe to scale with.. This deep learning framework just got more attractive
"13.02.2017 23:36:48" social.techcrunch.com Time Warner leads $27M investment in celebrity hologram company 8i For the celebrity-obsessed, AR may offer the bizarre opportunity to get closer than ever to pop culture's most recognizable stars and performers. For the.. 8i embraces tech called volumetric capture
"13.02.2017 23:28:58" social.techcrunch.com Birchbox to launch a second, more personalized beauty subscription service Subscription beauty service Birchbox is launching a new, pricier tier to its service, offering customers the ability to better customize their monthly box of.. Pay more, customize more
"13.02.2017 23:04:51" social.techcrunch.com Announcing the startups pitching at the D.C. and Miami meetups The D.C. and Miami meetups are just on the horizon, and it's about time that we introduce you to the companies presenting their products in the rapid-fire.. Buy tickets now to check out these awesome startups!
"13.02.2017 23:02:11" social.techcrunch.com PitchBook brings company financial data to its mobile app Finding financial data, particularly for private companies, is no small task. It usually requires a solid BS detector for researching online and a network.. Finding financial data is no small task
"13.02.2017 22:34:45" social.techcrunch.com Yelp's bug bounty improves security and attracts talent Since Yelp opened its bug bounty to the public six months ago, the company has paid out more than $17,000 to hackers who have discovered vulnerabilities in.. Yelp has paid out more than $17,000 to hackers
"13.02.2017 22:05:00" social.techcrunch.com Facebook is pushing record labels to let you soundtrack your videos How can Facebook and Instagram make their amateur videos more interesting than those you see on Twitter or Snapchat? A killer soundtrack. That's why Facebook.. Boring videos become epic with the right song
"13.02.2017 21:51:39" social.techcrunch.com BirdEye raises another $25 million for customer feedback monitoring software Pitching a bird's eye view of customer feedback based on social media comments, BirdEye (get it?) has raised $25 million in new financing. The software.. A bird's eye view of customer feedback based on social media comments
"13.02.2017 21:29:17" social.techcrunch.com Researchers simulate a ransomware attack on industrial controls Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a form of ransomware that can hit us where it really counts: the water supply. Their program.. This can hit us where it really counts
"13.02.2017 21:06:33" social.techcrunch.com Yahoo Mail's mobile app now does Caller ID, syncs photos Yahoo may be a troubled company, with its multiple data breaches, SEC investigation, and delayed acquisition* proceedings, but its Yahoo Mail product still.. Yahoo Mail still has 225M MAU
"13.02.2017 20:38:11" social.techcrunch.com To detect prying eyes in the sky, Dedrone raises $15 million For better or worse, drones are about to become a lot more prevalent in US airspace. The FAA expects sales of drones to spike domestically from 2.5 million.. Drones are about to become a lot more prevalent
"13.02.2017 20:15:26" social.techcrunch.com Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud When you look at the size of the cloud market, it's astonishing that AWS is the undisputed leader, and probably will be for the foreseeable future... Easy to dismiss an irritant
"13.02.2017 20:09:34" social.techcrunch.com YouTube Kids gets its own original shows YouTube Kids, the app offering a curated selection of age-appropriate videos sourced from YouTube, is launching its own original programming, the company.. Created with kids apps in mind
"13.02.2017 19:27:48" social.techcrunch.com Twitter plans to trim down its ads products Twitter continues to bleed cash and its advertising business has begun shrinking, so it's time for a change. Twitter will pare down three areas of its ad.. Twitter's stategy to end its nosedive
"13.02.2017 19:09:26" social.techcrunch.com GM, Toyota and others set to push U.S. regulators on easing self-driving restrictions Practical use of self-driving cars requires changes to existing regulatory frameworks – or at least that's what GM and Toyota are prepared to tell U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday, at a panel convened to review the state of self-driving regulation and proposed GM, Toyota, Lyft and Volvo are set to make statements supporting eased regulation around self-driving in the U.S.
"13.02.2017 18:44:17" social.techcrunch.com Famous people sing things at each other in the 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' trailer Famous people! In cars! Singing! Bonus: Shaq at a donut shop in a funny hat and Will Smith lying on a lady's wedding dress, for some reason! The trailer for.. Famous people! In cars! Singing!
"13.02.2017 18:24:27" social.techcrunch.com Samsung's new Chromebooks are low cost, capable, and have a number of welcome hardware additions Chromebooks hit a key milestone last May, outselling Macs in the US for the first time ever, by IDC's account. It was a pretty big win for a category oft..
"13.02.2017 18:22:50" social.techcrunch.com ACLU calls for tech firms to lobby for surveillance reform The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has put out a fresh call for tech companies to push for reform of the surveillance regime in the U.S., warning of.. With some added urgency considering the current administration
"13.02.2017 18:03:24" social.techcrunch.com Volkswagen and Mobileye team to help autonomous cars 'see' via crowdsourcing Volkswagen and Mobileye have signed an agreement to see Mobileye's Road Experience Management (REM) mapping service integrated into VW-brand vehicles starting in 2018. The service from provider Mobileye crowdsources real-time road condition reports from VW cars from 2018 will contribute to a community brain for self-driving maps.
"13.02.2017 17:26:28" social.techcrunch.com Google Maps lets you save and share favorite places with launch of Lists Google Maps is today rolling out a new feature to all users on iOS and Android devices that will allow you to make lists of places that you can star, save.. A new way to organize the spots you want to check out
"13.02.2017 17:13:04" social.techcrunch.com PAL-V beings pre-sales of its flying car – starting at $400,000 If you still feel like you were somehow "promised" flying cars based on Popular Science magazine covers in the 1960s then you're in luck, because Dutch company PAL-V is now accepting pre-orders for its Liberty vehicle, which it calls "the first certified You can put down money on a flying car right now, if you're brave and rich.
"13.02.2017 17:04:57" TechCrunch Mini-Meetup at Mobile World Congress TechCrunch Mini-Meetup at Mobile World Congress We'll select approximately 10 great Barcelona-based startups to explain to our panel of VCs and TechCrunch editors why their startup is awesome in 60 seconds or less. You'll be competing for an opportunity to attend our flagship event TechCrunch Disrupt
"13.02.2017 16:39:48" social.techcrunch.com Musical.ly releases a video messenger called Ping Pong Musical.ly, the tween and teen focused lip-syncing app, has just dropped another app onto the App Store. Days ago, the company launched a video messaging app.. This is the fourth app for the rapidly growing Shanghai-based startup
"13.02.2017 16:31:10" social.techcrunch.com Sonos to boost UK prices by up to 25% because of Brexit Another tech firm is raising its prices in the UK by up to 25 per cent following the June 2016 Brexit referendum vote which triggered a massive drop in the.. The new Sonos UK pricing will come into effect on February 23
"13.02.2017 15:23:51" social.techcrunch.com Elon Musk reiterates the need for human brain augmentation tech in the age of AI How do you avoid getting made obsolete by artificial intelligence in a time when resources and research are largely being funnelled toward improving that area of tech? By merging with the machines, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. He's spoken about the Elon Musk thinks we need to get closer to our computers so we don't get left behind by them instead.
"13.02.2017 14:37:34" social.techcrunch.com The next iPhone could feature wireless charging Apple is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium. As spotted by 9to5mac, the website has recently been updated to feature Apple as one of the 213 members. This update fuels recent rumors that Apple is going to add wireless charging in the next Don't worry, Apple should also keep the Lightning port
"13.02.2017 14:35:05" social.techcrunch.com IBM CEO Ginni Rometty staff email addresses Trump immigration order, council participation IBM CEO Ginni Rometty addressed both Donald Trump's travel ban and her continued participation on his White House business advisory council in an email shared internally with company staff and obtained by TechCrunch. In the email, Rometty highlights IBM's IBM CEO Ginni Rometty addresses her ties to the Trump administration in this internal email.
"13.02.2017 13:09:16" social.techcrunch.com Dyson opens new Singapore tech center to focus on R&D in AI, ML and software Dyson is expanding its footprint in Singapore, with a new Technology Centre opened today by the maker of vacuums and other smart home electronics. The UK company will be investing $561 million as part of its commitment to the new facility, which hosts Dyson opens new Singapore tech center to focus on R&D in AI, ML and software
"13.02.2017 13:01:32" social.techcrunch.com Salesforce adds some artificial intelligence to customer service products Last Fall when Salesforce introduced Einstein, its artificial intelligence initiative, it debuted with some intelligence built into the core CRM tool, but.. Making customer service smarter
"13.02.2017 11:03:55" social.techcrunch.com Uber begins mapping Asia's roads, starting off in Singapore Uber is beginning to map roads in Asia for the first time as it aims to improve its service in the region. The company said today that it has deployed.. It's unclear which countries in Asia will be next
"13.02.2017 09:27:34" social.techcrunch.com WTF is lidar? Long ago, people believed that the eye emitted invisible rays that struck the world outside, causing it to become visible to the beholder. That's not the.. Seeing with echoes
"13.02.2017 08:01:06" social.techcrunch.com A conversation about tech M&A trends and Trump Some very big brands outside the tech space have been stepping in to acquire technology companies as the pressure to keep up with consumer-powered digital.. There are signs M&S activity could accelerate further this year
"13.02.2017 07:12:00" Doug codes Doug learns to code like a toddler http://tcrn.ch/2kUwgEG
"13.02.2017 00:14:53" social.techcrunch.com AncestryDNA clustered 770,000 genomes to find your family's American immigration story Immigration into the U.S. is a mighty hot topic right now, but, unless you're Native American, pretty much everyone has a family history involving some sort of immigration story - be it for religious freedom, escaping war or seeking a better And, according to a bunch of data, your family and friends may have been following each other around for centuries.
"12.02.2017 22:53:58" social.techcrunch.com Can you trust crypto-token crowdfunding? In 2016, blockchain startups raised some $200 million in Initial Coin Offerings, a new form of crowdfunding based on cryptocurrency tokens. Some of the.. Many view ICOs and crypto-token sales as fraudulent schemes for a quick money grab
"12.02.2017 22:29:37" social.techcrunch.com 13 awesome Valentine's Day ideas for your techie significant other
"12.02.2017 22:09:45" social.techcrunch.com H-1B and you and me Let's talk about something non-awful that Donald Trump has done. (Shouldn't take long, right? Ba-dum-bump-wince.) Specifically, let's talk about the draft.. Something not awful Trump has done
"12.02.2017 19:43:16" social.techcrunch.com Political strategist Bradley Tusk on succeeding in Silicon Valley (and how startups can do it, too) Bradley Tusk has long been known in political circles. He was once deputy governor of Illinois, working for the now-incarcerated former governor Rod.. A Q&A with the renowned political strategist
"12.02.2017 16:34:40" social.techcrunch.com Review: LG's Watch Sport The smartwatch landscape is dramatically different from the one that greeted the first batch of Android Wear devices in the summer of 2014. It's a lot..
"12.02.2017 16:13:10" social.techcrunch.com Facebook can now replace your weather app Facebook is rolling out a useful new feature that puts a full weather forecast inside its mobile app and desktop site. The feature is accessible from News.. Facebook continues its quest to absorb the internet
"12.02.2017 16:03:37" social.techcrunch.com Apple's next iPhone might cost more than $1000
"12.02.2017 12:58:07" social.techcrunch.com John Podesta talks email hack, fake news and Russia Until October, John Podesta was most known as a diehard Democratic campaigner who worked in the White House under Bill Clinton and served as the chairman of.. "It wasn't just that they didn't like Hillary Clinton's pantsuit, it was that Putin had a vendetta about her."
"12.02.2017 08:54:08" social.techcrunch.com WhatsApp now supports two-step verification WhatsApp has rolled out two-step verification to all of its user base, the company quietly announced through an updated FAQ on its website. The additional..
"12.02.2017 06:09:02" social.techcrunch.com Attack of the apps Mobile surveillance by ad-sponsored smartphone apps is intrusive and creepy -- and it can easily compromise your enterprise's data. Your company must include mobile threat protection as part of its overall security strategy
"12.02.2017 04:21:00" Treasury Wine Estates Uncorking innovation with Treasury Wine Estates in Napa http://tcrn.ch/2kF9HWk
"12.02.2017 02:56:58" social.techcrunch.com 2017 is the year your startup gets funded The turn of the calendar is cathartic for entrepreneurs -- there's something about starting a new year that inspires folks to launch a new startup, build a.. Each pitch will have its own unique flow, but try to guide the discussion as best you can to cover key points
"11.02.2017 23:53:11" social.techcrunch.com And the winners of the 10th Annual Crunchies are… It's that time of year again. Silicon Valley has exchanged its standard hoodie-based uniform for something a bit more festive and has made its way over to the.. Slack, Pokemon Go, and more
"11.02.2017 22:23:45" social.techcrunch.com Data shows a downward demographic spiral for Republicans It's clear Republicans hitched their wagon to a demographic they have successfully exploited at historic levels the last couple of decades. Yet in doing..
"11.02.2017 20:00:01" Bullish is back Our tech talk show, Bullish, is back! The first episode airs on Wednesday 2/15 on TechCrunch.com
"11.02.2017 19:22:07" social.techcrunch.com UK's Hellocar secures £1M to to disrupt UK car buying market Hellocar, a new car buying website out of the UK, has secured a £1m investment round. The round was led by JamJar Investments, the Innocent Drinks founders'.. Aiming to disrupt the £45B UK used car market
"11.02.2017 16:32:01" social.techcrunch.com 13 awesome Valentine's Day ideas for your techie significant other
"11.02.2017 16:20:01" social.techcrunch.com Statsbot helps businesses pull their data into Slack Statsbot is giving companies a new way to look at their data — in their chatrooms on Slack. Co-founder and CEO Artyom Keydunov said that the product was.. Are all our apps just going to end up as part of Slack?
"11.02.2017 15:41:54" social.techcrunch.com Zuckerberg shows off Oculus gloves for typing in VR Oculus wants to one day let you fingerpaint, act like a super hero, and even type in virtual reality. Oculus already has its Touch controllers that are great.. You can even shoot webs like Spider-Man with the gloves