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Dish is the first TV provider to offer support for Apple’s Business Chat
TechCrunch Dish today announced it’s becoming the first TV provider to offer customer support over Apple’s Business Chat. Launched earlier this year, Business... 11 minutes
Facebook, Google and more unite to let you transfer data between apps
TechCrunch The Data Transfer Project is a new team-up between tech giants to let you move your content, contacts, and more between apps. Founded by... 2 hours
Zoox’s fresh $500M, how to spend $6.3B and Microsoft’s fine fiscal year
TechCrunch Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had another full house... 2 hours
Blavity raises $6.5 million Series A round led by GV
TechCrunch Blavity, the digital lifestyle media company geared toward black millennials, recently closed a $6.5 million Series A round led by GV with participation from Comcast Ventures, Plexo Capital... 2 hours
EBay paid $573M to buy Japanese e-commerce platform Qoo10, filing reveals
TechCrunch EBay is a very distant second behind Amazon when it comes to e-commerce sales in the U.S., but abroad — and in particular in Asia —... 3 hours
WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation
TechCrunch In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded.... 8 hours
Public shareholders got high today on Tilray, the first marijuana company to IPO on Nasdaq
TechCrunch Tilray, a five-year-old, British Columbia-based medical cannabis company that sells its products to patients, researchers, pharmacies and even... 13 hours
AnyVision AI startup locks in $28M for its body and facial recognition tech
TechCrunch As image recognition advances continue to accelerate, startups with a mind towards security applications are seeing some major interest to turn surveillance... 13 hours
Disney to debut its first VR short next month
TechCrunch Walt Disney Animation Studio is set to debut its first VR short film, Cycles, this August in Vancouver, the Association for Computing Machinery announced today. The plan is for it to be... 14 hours
Farfetch acquires CuriosityChina to expand its social media efforts on the Mainland
TechCrunch Farfetch — the e-commerce startup that works with some 900 high end fashion boutiques and labels to present and sell clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery... 15 hours
Surprise! Top sites still fail at encouraging non-terrible passwords
TechCrunch You would think that Amazon, Reddit, Wikipedia and other highly popular websites would by now tell you that "password1" or "hunter2" is a terrible password — just terrible. But they... 15 hours
Shared electric scooters probably won’t return to SF until August
TechCrunch The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is still reviewing the 12 applications from companies to operate electric scooters in the city. In early June, companies like Uber, Lime,... 15 hours
Last call for tickets to the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital
TechCrunch The TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital is the stuff of Silicon Valley legend. We’re celebrating 13 years of libations and convivial conversation while toasting the... 15 hours
Autonomous trucking startup Embark lands $30 million in funding
TechCrunch Embark Trucks has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital in its bid to be the first to develop and launch a commercially viable... 16 hours
Jido Maps is building a ‘save button’ for persistent AR worlds
TechCrunch Augmented reality tech is in this incredibly weird position where it has the world’s biggest tech companies cheerleading consumer-facing products highlighting it but there are some... 16 hours
Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea
TechCrunch Sujay Seetharaman Contributor Share on Twitter Sujay Seetharaman is a Customer Success Manager and a Market Analyst at eCommerce market intelligence firm PipeCandy As competition between Walmart and Amazon intensifies,... 16 hours
Yelp partners with event management startup Gather to make planning your next party easier
TechCrunch Event management software company Gather today announced the introduction of its Gather Booking Network, and inaugural partners Yelp and EVENTUp.... 17 hours
Why self-regulation is better than legislative regulation
TechCrunch Self-imposed third-party algorithm audits should become the norm to prevent overly restrictive government regulations. 17 hours
Disney’s streaming service is resurrecting ‘The Clone Wars’
TechCrunch Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an animated series that ran on Cartoon Network for five seasons, is coming back. Created by George Lucas and overseen by Dave Filoni, the show depicted the... 17 hours
Last call for tickets to TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital
TechCrunch The TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital is the stuff of Silicon Valley legend. We’re celebrating 13 years of libations and convivial conversation while toasting the entrepreneurial spirit... 17 hours
UK government panel issues inconclusive Huawei security report
TechCrunch Huawei’s had a rough go of it here in the States, after concerns around ties to the Chinese government have left the company scrambling to gain a commercial toehold. Over the past... 17 hours
Euro startup FlixBus expands its $10 bus service in California
TechCrunch FlixBus, the low-cost bus service out of Europe, is doubling down on its U.S. launch. The parent company, FlixMobility, started cheap bus routes between Los Angeles, Las Vegas,... 18 hours
Instagram adds a status indicator dot so people know when you’re ignoring them
TechCrunch In a blog post today, Instagram announced a new feature: a green status dot that indicates when a user is active on... 18 hours
Microsoft caps off a fine fiscal year seemingly without any major missteps in its last quarter
TechCrunch Microsoft is capping off a rather impressive year without any major missteps in its final report... 18 hours
FCC issues ‘de facto merger death sentence’ to Sinclair-Tribune deal
TechCrunch A broadcast merger that has been the poster boy for the FCC's pro-industry agenda has been ordered to undertake a lengthy and potentially embarrassing process that amounts to,... 19 hours
With new tech coming online, cities need a department of urban testing
TechCrunch Shaun Abrahamson Contributor Shaun Abrahamson is a managing partner at Urban Us Ventures and serves on the Investment Committee at URBAN-X. The design and... 19 hours
That $20 Wyze Cam now works with Alexa
TechCrunch The Wyze Cam has long been a strong contender for the best deal in connected home security. I haven’t actually tried the thing out, but Greg was “surprisingly impressed” with his hands-on... 19 hours
Self-driving car startup Voyage brings on ex-Tesla, Cruise and Uber exec as CTO
TechCrunch Voyage, the autonomous driving startup that currently operates self-driving cars in retirement communities, has brought on its first CTO, Drew Gray. Gray... 19 hours
Here’s what Facebook employees were saying about Holocaust denial … in 2009
TechCrunch Mark Zuckerberg has been in hot water this week thanks to comments he made during an interview with Kara Swisher about the kinds of content that... 19 hours
How Facebook configures its millions of servers every day
TechCrunch When you’re a company the size of Facebook with more than two billion users on millions of servers, running thousands of configuration changes every day involving trillions of configuration checks,... 20 hours
Now you’re journaling with power! (With this Mario-branded Moleskine gear)
TechCrunch Although this isn't a stationery news site (how I should like that!), the latest collection from Moleskine is Mario-related, so technically I can write about it. There's even... 20 hours
A vacuum vulnerability could mean your Roomba knockoff is hoovering up surveillance
TechCrunch Yet again we are reminded that the mild conveniences of the smart home are all well and good, right up until someone decides to... 20 hours
Samsung and Xiaomi had record smartphone shipments in India
TechCrunch India has quickly become ground zero for the smartphone wars. Last year, the country surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s No. 1 smartphone market, and manufacturers are falling over... 21 hours
Arrivo partners with a Chinese state-owned infrastructure developer to commercialize hyperloop tech
TechCrunch Arrivo, the upstart high-speed mass transit technology developer launched by a former co-founder of Hyperloop One, has inked a massive partnership with a Chinese... 21 hours
CloudHealth adds support for Google Cloud amidst growing demand
TechCrunch CloudHealth, a startup that enables customers to manage a multi-cloud environment, announced today it was adding support for Google Cloud Platform. With today’s addition, CloudHealth now supports AWS, Azure, VMware... 21 hours
Bird now offers discounts to people with low incomes
TechCrunch Bird, the scooter startup that has raised more than $400 million in funding, has introduced a program geared toward low-income people in order to increase access to transportation. Called One... 21 hours
Amazon’s new Part Finder helps you shop for those odd nuts and bolts
TechCrunch Got an odd screw, nut, bolt, washer or fastener you need to buy more of, but have no idea to how to... 21 hours
British Airways shows everyone how not to GDPR
TechCrunch Let’s all take a minute to appreciate the view in the British Airways social media cockpit, where staffers at the coalface of the airline’s Twitter account have presided over a wildly unusual... 22 hours
Cloudflare recruits state and local governments for free election site security program
TechCrunch After launching a free program to protect election systems last December, Cloudflare has an update on how things are going. The program, known as... 22 hours
Amazon sponsors new Disrupt SF 2018 Virtual Hackathon prizes
TechCrunch Our first Virtual Hackathon, which takes place at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7, is shaping up to be a world-class showdown. Thousands of the world’s best programmers,... 22 hours
One day, Google’s Fuchsia OS may become a real thing
TechCrunch Every few months, Google’s Project Fuchsia makes the rounds in the tech press. And for good reason, given that this is Google’s first attempt at developing a new open-source kernel... 22 hours
Amazon’s new AR Part Finder helps you shop for those odd nuts and bolts
TechCrunch Got an odd screw, nut, bolt, washer or fastener you need to buy more of, but have no idea to... 22 hours
Malta paves the way for a decentralized stock exchange
TechCrunch Malta AKA “Blockchain Island” has been making waves lately in the world of cryptocurrency and governance. Their latest move involves the crypto exchange Binance and the ICO builders at Neufund.... 23 hours
Some MacBook Pro users complain about throttling issues
TechCrunch The new MacBook Pro has a thermal issue. YouTuber Dave Lee found out that the top-performing MacBook Pro can’t operate at full speed for a long time because it gets too hot.... 23 hours
Ofo shuts down many international markets to focus on profitability
TechCrunch Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo is entering a new phase. After a period of aggressive growth, the company is looking back at its international markets and focusing on the... 23 hours
Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children
TechCrunch Facebook and Instagram will more proactively lock the accounts of users its moderators suspect are below the age of 13. Its former policy was to only investigate accounts... 23 hours
Insight Venture Partners closes on its largest fund with $6.3 billion
TechCrunch Insight Venture Partners that it has raised $6.3 billion for its latest (and largest ever) fund as technology investors continue to amass increasingly large war chests.... 23 hours
Uber partners with Cargo to help drivers make money by selling stuff to riders
TechCrunch Uber has teamed up with Cargo, a startup that makes it easy for ride-share drivers to sell goods to their... 23 hours
Even raises $40m to transform the working class to the savings class
TechCrunch The working class of the United States doesn’t get many breaks these days. It’s not just a function of low pay and long hours,... 23 hours
Lifebit raises $3M to scale-up AI-powered analysis of DNA data
TechCrunch Making sense of DNA data is a two-step process, namely the biochemical-sequencing of the DNA and the analyzing and extracting insights from the sequenced DNA data. As of... 23 hours
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AT&T names three more of the dozen cities to get mobile 5G this year
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How new telescope technology captured this image of Neptune from down here on Earth
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Marvel’s Iron Fist season 2 will begin streaming on September 7th
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Google the word 'idiot,' get pics of Donald Trump - CNET
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Apple promotes iPhone privacy and sustainability in new animated ads
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Apple promotes iPhone privacy and sustainability in new animated ads
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Apple promotes iPhone privacy and sustainability in new animated ads
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Apple promotes iPhone privacy and sustainability in new animated ads
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Apple promotes iPhone privacy and sustainability in new animated ads
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