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Tile names GoPro vet CJ Prober new CEO, adds Comcast as investor and new product partner
TechCrunch There’s a changing of the guard, and a new strategic partnership, over at Tile, the startup... 8 hours
Yubico’s new security keys now support FIDO2
TechCrunch Yubico, the company behind the popular Yubikey security keys, today announced the launch of its 5 Series keys. The company argues that these new keys, which start at $45, are the first multi-protocol securities... 8 hours
WhatsApp hires ‘grievance officer’ to help combat false information in India
TechCrunch Following widespread criticism of the way its service is used to spread false information and news in India, WhatsApp has hired a “grievance officer” for the... 8 hours
The best games and gear for game night
TechCrunch Hosting an old-fashioned game night is a welcome break from everyone’s tech dependent lives. Whether you could use party-friendly gear recommendations or ideas for interactive games, we’ve pulled together a combination of... 8 hours
Uber and Grab hit with $9.5M in fines over ‘anti-competitive’ merger
TechCrunch Uber and Grab have been hit with combined fines of $9.5 million after their merger deal was found to have violated Singapore’s anti-competition laws. Grab acquired... 13 hours
It sounds like Apple’s original content is going to be really, really bad
TechCrunch Last year, an investor projected that Apple would be spending up to $4.2 billion on original content by 2022, but if the reports coming... 14 hours
Ride-hailing startup Shohoz raises $15M to build the Grab of Bangladesh
TechCrunch Uber may be global but it is very much the alternative in some parts of the world. One such place is Bangladesh — the South Asian... 15 hours
The Markup, a tech-focused investigative news site, raises $20 million from Craigslist founder
TechCrunch Celebrated former ProPublica investigative journalists Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson are launching their newest venture, the investigative nonprofit news organization called The Markup,... 17 hours
Our Precious
TechCrunch I’ve long theorized that one’s moral character is inversely proportional to the number of syllables in one’s Starbucks order. (Yes, this is a tech column. We’ll get to that. Have faith.) To which a friend pointed out that what Starbucks... 19 hours
Happy 10th anniversary, Android
TechCrunch It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in... 23 hours
Happy anniversary, Android
TechCrunch It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in... 24 hours
The New York Times sues the FCC to investigate Russian interference in Net Neutrality decision
TechCrunch The ongoing saga over the FCC’s handling of public comments to its net neutrality proposal continues after The... 1 day
Beau Willimon shows us the path to Mars in ‘The First’
TechCrunch Beau Willimon, the screenwriter and playwright who created Netflix’s “House of Cards”, has turned his attention from Washington, D.C. to outer space in his latest series... 1 day
Airbnb wants to give its hosts equity in its business
TechCrunch Airbnb wants to give the homeowners who power its service the opportunity to own a piece of its business. That’s why, as Axios reports, the $31-billion-valued company has... 1 day
Toyota’s autonomous mobility lead to speak at Startup Battlefield MENA
TechCrunch Hard to believe, but Startup Battlefield MENA is just over a week away. We’ve got some of the top founders and investors in the region speaking, including Magnus... 1 day
Swiping right on virtual relationships
TechCrunch Sextech entrepreneur and advocate Bryony Cole is planning for a future when entire relationships exist in virtual reality. 2 days
White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”
TechCrunch A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,”... 2 days
Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018
TechCrunch Many corporations are pinning their futures on their venture investment portfolios. If you can’t beat startups at the innovation game, go into business with them as financial partners. Though many technology companies have robust... 2 days
Understanding Renaud Laplanche’s next Upgraded act
TechCrunch Renaud Laplanche spent ten years building LendingClub. In the process, he created an industry from scratch. Circumventing conventional banking channels for consumer credit began in 1996 when Chris Larsen started E-LOAN, which ultimately led to Prosper... 2 days
Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid
TechCrunch This week Facebook has launched a major new product play, slotting an algorithmic dating service inside its walled garden as if that’s perfectly normal behavior for an ageing social network.... 2 days
Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky
TechCrunch Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Century Fox for the UK’s Sky, a final step in what’s been a years-long takeover battle between the two media conglomerates. Comcast’s final offer gives Sky a roughly... 2 days
Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs
TechCrunch Singapore Blockchain Week happened this past week. While there have been a few announcements from companies, some of the most interesting updates have come from regulators, and specifically, the Monetary Authority of Singapore... 2 days
Fintech startups: Apply to exhibit for free as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018
TechCrunch Fintech promises to be one of the hottest topics at Disrupt Berlin 2018, and you can... 2 days
Cinematic train wreck, “The Room”, is now on YouTube in its entirety
TechCrunch The Room has been ranked with Plan 9 From Outer Space as a strong contender for the “best” worst movie ever made — and it’s now available... 2 days
A Lime scooter rider died this morning in Washington, D.C., marking the second fatality this month
TechCrunch Lime, the 18-month-old, San Francisco-based company whose bright green bicycles and scooters now dot cities throughout... 3 days
Luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch closes at $28.45, up 42% on its first day of trading on NYSE
TechCrunch It’s been a strong year for tech IPOs so far, and it looks like... 3 days
Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission lands on the surface of a distant asteroid
TechCrunch The coolest mission you haven't heard of just hit a major milestone: the Japanese Hayabusa 2 probe has reached its destination, the asteroid Ryugu,... 3 days
Mithril Capital Management, cofounded by Ajay Royan and Peter Thiel, is leaving the Bay Area
TechCrunch From its glass-lined offices in San Francisco’s leafy Presidio national park, six-year-old Mithril Capital Management has happily flown... 3 days
VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be
TechCrunch In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author... 3 days
Twitter says bug may have exposed some direct messages to third-party developers
TechCrunch Twitter said that a “bug” sent user’s private direct messages to third-party developers “who were not authorized to receive them.” The social media giant... 3 days
Twitter bug sent user direct messages to third-party developers for over a year
TechCrunch Twitter said that a “bug” sent user’s private direct messages to third-party developers “who were not authorized to receive them.” The social... 3 days
Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla
TechCrunch Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor African experiments... 3 days
Twitter bug sent user direct messages to developers for over a year
TechCrunch Twitter said that a “bug” sent user’s private direct messages to third-party developers “who were not authorized to receive them.” The social media giant... 3 days
Instagram denies it’s building Regramming. Here’s why it’d be a disaster
TechCrunch Instagram tells me Regramming, or the ability to instantly repost someone else’s feed post to your followers like a retweet, is “not happening”, not being built,... 3 days
Early-bird tickets close today, 9/21
TechCrunch TC Sessions: AR/VR on October 18 at UCLA is gearing up to be a great show. Early-bird sales end after today, September 21. Don’t miss out on the biggest savings for this event — book your $99 tickets... 3 days
Interiors startup Clippings raises $15.4M Series B with Advance Venture Partners
TechCrunch Back in April we saw that eporta, a London-based B2B interiors marketplace startup, had raised $8 million in a Series A funding round led by US... 3 days
Luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch opens trading on NYSE at $27, a pop of 35 percent
TechCrunch It’s been a strong year for tech IPOs so far, and it looks like today’s debut of Farfetch... 3 days
Luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch opens trading on Nasdaq at $27, a pop of 35 percent
TechCrunch It’s been a strong year for tech IPOs so far, and it looks like today’s debut of Farfetch... 3 days
On-demand trucking app Convoy raises $185M at $1B valuation
TechCrunch CapitalG, the growth equity arm of Alphabet, has led the $185 million round in Convoy, its first investment in the Seattle-based tech-enabled trucking network. The round brings Convoy’s total raised... 3 days
Trump’s new cyber strategy eases rules on use of government cyberweapons
TechCrunch The Trump administration’s new cyber strategy out this week isn’t much more than a stringing together of previously considered ideas. In the 40-page document, the government... 3 days
Eventbrite goes public, and everyone else is raising hella money
TechCrunch Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we worked with an (excellent) skeleton crew. Our own... 3 days
uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing
TechCrunch 23andMe, IBM and now uBiome is the next tech company to jump into the lucrative multi-billion dollar drug discovery market.... 3 days
Eight Roads Ventures targets Southeast Asia deals
TechCrunch Eight Roads Ventures, the investment arm of financial giant Fidelity International, is moving into Southeast Asia where it sees the potential to plug the later stage investment gap. The firm has funds across the... 3 days
Amazon makes offline retail push in India
TechCrunch Amazon unleashed a flurry of new products this week at a U.S. press event, but halfway across the world, it is getting deeper into physical retail in the Indian market. The U.S. e-commerce giant... 4 days
AdGuard resets all user passwords after account hacks
TechCrunch Popular ad-blocker AdGuard has forcibly reset all of its users’ passwords after it detected hackers trying to break into accounts. The company said it “detected continuous attempts to login to AdGuard accounts... 4 days
Cleo, the ‘digital assistant’ that replaces your banking apps, picks up $10M Series A led by Balderton
TechCrunch When Cleo, the London-based ‘digital assistant’ that wants to replace your banking apps, quietly... 4 days
Scientists have moved one step closer to RNA editing, which could be the next stage of CRISPR
TechCrunch Researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute are reporting that they have managed to map the molecular structure... 4 days
Audible brings its audiobook library to the Apple Watch
TechCrunch Didn’t get your fill of Amazon news among the 70 or so announcements at today’s Alexa event? Good news, Audible’s got something to add to the deluge. The Amazon-owned audiobook... 4 days
Watch how Tesla Model 3 earned NHTSA’s top safety rating
TechCrunch The Tesla Model 3 has had its share of struggles from CEO Elon Musk’s well-documented production hell to more recent logistic “nightmares” that have slowed deliveries to customers. There’s... 4 days
uBeam wireless power’s CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot
TechCrunch After repeatedly missing self-imposed deadlines for progress on its wireless charging-at-a-distance phone case, uBeam’s CEO Meredith Perry has decided to shift out of the CEO position... 4 days
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macOS Mojave: Hands-on with 20+ new changes and features [Video]
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Two people with paralysis walk again using an implanted device
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Two people with paralysis walk again using an implanted device
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Microsoft demonstrates Surface Hub 2 and its rotating display
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Microsoft Ignite 2018: Everything Microsoft just announced - CNET
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iPhone XS camera is the major upgrade over iPhone X [Comparison]
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You’ll soon be able to control a Roku using Google Assistant voice commands
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VR's missing link? A killer app that convinces us to buy in - CNET
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This ‘robotic skin’ can bring your stuffed toys to life
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More drop tests of iPhone XS reveal mixed results, sketchy sapphire claim [Videos]
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