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Snag your super early-bird passes for Disrupt Berlin 2018
TechCrunch Der frühe vogel fängt den wurm! Yikes, if we’re trotting out our tortured German to say “the early bird catches the worm,” it can mean only one thing, folks. It’s... 9 hours
Are scooter startups really worth billions?
TechCrunch It’s been hard to miss the scooter startup wars opening fresh, techno-fueled rifts in Valley society in recent months. Another flavor of ride-sharing steed which sprouted seemingly overnight to clutter up sidewalks — drawing rapid-fire ire... 1 day
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THE VERGE The best time to buy gadgets during the summer is usually around July 4th or Amazon... 1 day
Your love for Amazon won't be ruined by more sales taxes - CNET
CNET When it comes to that giant inflatable pool flamingo you want, what's another few bucks? 1 day
Your love of e-commerce won't be ruined by more sales taxes - CNET
CNET When it comes to that giant inflatable pool flamingo you want, what's another few bucks? 1 day
Mercedes is temporarily giving the boot to its PHEVs - Roadshow
CNET The folks from Stuttgart are discontinuing the brand's current PHEV models while it develops a third-generation system that will feature "EQ" branding. 1 day
Alexa for hospitality, Fortnite makes $100M on mobile video - CNET
CNET This week's major tech headlines include Amazon's Alexa for hospitality debut, Fortnite's whopping revenue off three months on mobile and Microsoft ends speculation that the Xbox... 1 day
how canadian made artificial intelligence is helping hollywood write better scripts How Canadian-made artificial intelligence is helping Hollywood write better scripts
CBC The movie industry is a hit-or-miss, high-stakes business. But some Canadian tech entrepreneurs believe they have... 1 day
watch rocket lab s electron make its first commercial flight Watch Rocket Lab’s Electron make its first commercial flight
THE VERGE VIDEO Today, US spaceflight startup Rocket Lab could attempt something it’s never tried before: a commercial launch of its... 2 days
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9to5Mac ... 2 days
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THE VERGE Pad & Quill is celebrating its eighth anniversary by offering... 2 days
VC Brian O’Malley jumps from Accel to Forerunner Ventures
TechCrunch Brian O’Malley may be the most-poached venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. While rising through the ranks at the global investment firm Battery Ventures, where O’Malley had led deals in Hotel... 2 days
A look back at the best tech ads of the last 35 years
TechCrunch Last week the Association of Independent Commercial Producers announced the winners of its annual awards honoring the best moving image marketing of... 2 days
china will partly lift internet censorship for one of its provinces to promote tourism China will partly lift internet censorship for one of its provinces to promote tourism
THE VERGE China plans to lift some internet censorship on... 2 days
Konsus looks to give companies a way to get specially-designed documents in under a day
TechCrunch Fredrik Thomassen as a consultant used to have the resources to offload the annoying project tasks — like... 2 days parent company acquires Atavist
TechCrunch Automattic, the company behind, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and a few other things, is acquiring Brooklyn-based startup Atavist. Atavist has been working on a content management system for independent bloggers and writers. With an Atavist website, you can... 2 days
Your second chance for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF
TechCrunch If you missed the deadline last week to apply for the infamous Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF, have no fear. There is still one more chance at being part of the... 2 days
Facebook mistakenly leaked developer analytics reports to testers
TechCrunch Set the “days without a Facebook’s privacy problem” counter to zero. This week, an alarmed developer contacted TechCrunch, informing us that their Facebook App Analytics weekly summary email had been delivered to... 2 days
supreme court s internet sales tax ruling may be a nightmare for small businesses Supreme Court’s internet sales tax ruling may be a nightmare for small businesses
THE VERGE In the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, e-commerce companies... 2 days
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Sphero acquires a music education startup
TechCrunch It’s hard to say precisely how Sphero’s pivot to education is going in these early stages, but it recently got an infusion of funding and is already out acquiring new startups. The BB-8 maker announced this... 2 days
a social psychologist explains why we should ask for help more often A social psychologist explains why we should ask for help more often
THE VERGE People wildly underestimate the odds that others will help us, says social psychologist Heidi Grant. From strangers to colleagues to friends, we think people... 2 days
betaworks opens applications to LiveCamp
TechCrunch Fresh on the heels of the launch of betaworks Studios, the startup factory is opening its doors once again as applications have opened for LiveCamp. LiveCamp is the fourth installment of betaworks’ accelerator program, following the progress of... 2 days
Twitter buys a startup to battle harassment, e-cigs are booming, and a meditation app is worth $250M
TechCrunch Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers... 2 days
WATCH: Supreme Court rules states can collect sales tax on online transactions
ABC NEWS Plus, Amazon Prime Day may have inadvertently been revealed 2 days
Startup Battlefield is coming to the Middle East and North Africa, apply today
TechCrunch TechCrunch is hosting its first startup competition for entrepreneurs across the Middle East and North Africa! We’ve wanted to bring TechCrunch to... 2 days
Announcing the agenda for The Europas Unconference, July 3, London
TechCrunch There are only 10 more days until The Europas where the winners of this year’s startup awards will be announced at our gala dinner, in association with TechCrunch!... 2 days
Twitter bought an anti-harassment startup and immediately shut it down - CNET
CNET Twitter acquired "trust and safety service" Smyte on Thursday, then shut down their API, giving existing customers no time to prepare for the closure. 2 days
Twitter ‘smytes’ customers
TechCrunch Twitter today announced it was acquiring the “trust and safety as a service” startup Smyte to help it better address issues related to online abuse, harassment, spam, and security on its platform. But it also decided to immediately shut down access to... 3 days
YouTube introduces channel memberships, merchandise and premieres
TechCrunch YouTube creators are gaining a number of new tools to generate revenue from their videos outside of traditional advertising, as well as those that will help them better engage their fans, according to news... 3 days
'Dangerous' carbon monoxide alarms removed from Amazon and eBay
BBC Consumer watchdog Which? finds carbon monoxide alarms on sale online fail British safety tests. 3 days
Rocket Lab could be the next SpaceX and it's ready for its first big launch - CNET
CNET The startup's rockets aren't as huge as the SpaceX Falcon 9, but that doesn't... 3 days
Supreme Court sales tax ruling will hit your online shopping bill - CNET
CNET The decision should wipe away a big advantage internet retailers have over brick-and-mortar stores. 3 days
Latest: Trump calls sales tax ruling 'victory for fairness'
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump calls Supreme Court sales tax ruling a 'big victory for fairness' 3 days
What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax
ABC NEWS Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart 3 days
MoviePass introduces surge pricing for the summer
TechCrunch Starting in July, you might have to pay a little extra to see the newest blockbusters when using MoviePass . The movie subscription service has plans to instate surge pricing for non-annual subscribers starting... 3 days
The Latest: Shares in online retailers fall after tax ruling
ABC NEWS Shares in online retailers dropped, and large chains with more stores traded higher following the Supreme Court sales tax ruling 3 days
moviepass will start to surge prices for popular movies in july MoviePass will start to surge prices for popular movies in July
THE VERGE MoviePass, the cheap movie ticket subscription service that has taken the film industry by... 3 days
deals 15 off 75 orders at ebay 10 off at gazelle beats studio3 for 205 and more Deals: $15 Off $75+ Orders at eBay, 10% Off at Gazelle, Beats Studio3 for $205, and More
MacRumors eBay today... 3 days
The Latest: Store manager: Tax ruling means local spending
ABC NEWS The manager of a Native American art store in South Dakota says he thinks the Supreme Court's online sales tax decision will increase people's desire to spend their money locally 3 days
Amazon Prime Day 2018 will bring big sales on July 16, according to leak - CNET
CNET The news came from Amazon's own banner ad! 3 days
Save nearly $100 on HP's Envy x2 with ARM
Windows Central HP's first Always-Connected PC powered by an ARM processor is now nearly $100 cheaper. If you're looking to hop on the Windows 10 on ARM train, HP and Amazon are... 3 days
supreme court rules that states can collect internet sales tax on online retail purchases Supreme Court rules that states can collect internet sales tax on online retail purchases
THE VERGE The US Supreme Court has overturned a tax-related... 3 days
Supreme Court tax ruling will hit your online shopping bill - CNET
CNET A new court decision should wipe away a big tax advantage internet retailers get over brick-and-mortar stores. 3 days
States will be able to charge sales tax on online purchases thanks to the Supreme Court
TechCrunch In a five-to-four decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that states can make online businesses... 3 days
China’s VIPKID, which links English tutors with online learners, raises $500M at $3B+ valuation
TechCrunch The online language school market is continuing to heat up, and a startup that connects English teachers with an audience... 3 days
moviepass will introduce surge pricing for popular films beginning in a few weeks MoviePass Will Introduce Surge Pricing for Popular Films Beginning in a Few Weeks
MacRumors Movie subscription service MoviePass today confirmed that it will soon... 3 days
The Latest: Wayfair: No big impact from Supreme Court case
ABC NEWS Wayfair says it doesn't expect Supreme Court ruling to have "noticeable impact" on business 3 days
The Latest: Small companies may have to charge sales tax
ABC NEWS Small companies may have to charge sales tax to out-of-state customers after Supreme Court ruling 3 days
Bag Week 2018: The Nomadic NF-02 keeps everything in its right place
TechCrunch Nomadic, a Japanese brand sold by JetPens in the US, makes some of my favorite bags and backpacks . The Wise Walker Toto was... 3 days
Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR game summer sales in full swing - CNET
CNET But you'll have to act fast. 3 days
supreme court decides states can require online retailers like amazon and b h to collect sales tax Supreme Court decides states can require online retailers like Amazon and B&H to collect sales tax
9to5Mac For as long as... 3 days
The Latest: South Dakota AG welcomes online shopping ruling
ABC NEWS South Dakota's attorney general says a Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax is a win for South Dakota and Main Street businesses across... 3 days
U.S. states can now force consumers to pay online sales tax
Windows Central In other words, you might have to start paying tax on B&H orders. On Thursday, June 21, the Supreme Court voted in favor (5-4) of allowing... 3 days
Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case
ABC NEWS The Supreme Court rules 5-4 that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax 3 days
China’s VIPKID, which links English speakers with online learners, raises $500M at $3B+ valuation
TechCrunch The online language school market is continuing to heat up, and a startup that connects native English speakers with an... 3 days
Inside Atari’s rise and fall
TechCrunch Jamie Lendino Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie Lendino is the editor-in-chief of Extreme Tech By the first few months of 1982, it had become more common to see electronics stores, toy stores, and discount variety stops selling 2600... 3 days
2019 Audi A1 adds more style, tech in its second generation - Roadshow
CNET The new A1 goes on sale in Europe this fall but won't come to the US market. 3 days
Taste test: Burger robot startup Creator opens first restaurant
TechCrunch Creator’s transparent burger robot doesn’t grind your brisket and chuck steak into a gourmet patty until you order it. That’s just one way this startup, formerly known as Momentum Machines,... 3 days
comment apple s habit of announcing early delivering late is worse for apple than for us Comment: Apple’s habit of announcing early, delivering late, is worse for Apple than for us
9to5Mac VIDEO Looking at Apple’s recent history of... 3 days
tsmc confirms plans for 5nm plant as it seeks to retain apple s a series chip business TSMC confirms plans for 5nm plant as it seeks to retain Apple’s A-series chip business
9to5Mac It was reported back in January... 3 days
Lydia now supports Samsung Pay
TechCrunch While French banks are just catching up to Apple Pay, French startup Lydia is adding support for Samsung Pay. If you have a recent Samsung phone, you can now add a virtual card to Samsung Pay and pay... 3 days
China’s VIPKID, which links native English speakers with online learners, raises another $500M, reportedly at $3B+ valuation
TechCrunch The online language school market is continuing to heat up, and a startup that... 3 days
Instagram debuts IGTV, Fortnite makes $100M on mobile video - CNET
CNET Today's major tech stories include Instagram's debut of IGTV video app, Fortnite's jaw-dropping revenue numbers and Tesla's suing of a former employee. 3 days
leica s first watches are more than mere marketing Leica’s first watches are more than mere marketing
THE VERGE Germany’s Leica, a company that enjoys global renown for its high-quality cameras, is not shy about licensing its name out... 3 days
Burger King apologises for social media ads
BBC VIDEO Burger King offering a reward to women who get pregnant by players adds to wave of sexism. 3 days
Silexica, which optimises how disparate applications work together on autonomous cars, raises $18M
TechCrunch As we inch closer to building increasingly autonomous cars, the complexities that these vehicles will present as programmable hardware are increasing, with... 3 days
Indian food delivery startup Swiggy raises $210M at a $1.3B valuation
TechCrunch India’s food delivery race is hotting up after Swiggy, one of the startups vying for pole position, landed $210 million in new capital for expansion and joined... 3 days
Singapore-based game studio Mighty Bear raises $2.5M ahead of debut release
TechCrunch Mighty Bear, a game studio startup that grew out of’s former office in Singapore, has landed new funding as it readies its debut title for... 4 days
Xiaomi: A Chinese startup out to challenge Google, Amazon
ABC NEWS Xiaomi, a Chinese star built on selling ultra-low-priced smartphones, is preparing for a big initial public offering with goals of expanding beyond Asia and beyond hardware 4 days
Drip Capital helps exporters access working capital
TechCrunch Drip Capital is raising a $20 million funding round from Accel, Wing VC and Sequoia India. The company is helping small exporters in emerging markets access working capital in order to finance big orders.... 4 days
Lyft makes it easier to track business travel expenses
TechCrunch Lyft announced today that taking a business trip and then actually turning in your travel receipts just got a whole lot easier. A new feature for business profiles will allow employers... 4 days
Truepic raises $8M to expose Deepfakes, verify photos for Reddit
TechCrunch How can you be sure an image wasn’t Photoshopped? Make sure it was shot with Truepic. This startup makes a camera feature that shoots photos and adds a... 4 days
Automakers are burning through billions in EV, AV race
TechCrunch The race to develop autonomous and electric vehicles could be a race to the bottom for the automotive industry — at least in the near-term. A new global study by... 4 days
Microsoft is buying AI startup, Bonsai
TechCrunch If all of the big tech co’s agree on one thing at the moment, it’s that artificial intelligence and machine learning point the way forward for their businesses. As a matter of fact, Microsoft is about... 4 days
Oracle could be feeling cloud transition growing pains
TechCrunch Oracle is learning that it’s hard for enterprise companies born in the data center to make the transition to the cloud, an entirely new way of doing business. Yesterday it reported its... 4 days
Tiller raises $13.9 million for its modern cash register
TechCrunch French startup Tiller has raised a $13.9 million Series B round (€12 million) from Ring Capital. Omnes Capital and existing investors 360 Capital Partners also participated in today’s funding round.... 4 days
Microsoft agrees to acquire AI startup Bonsai to boost Azure smarts - CNET
CNET Machines that think better is a huge deal in computing these days. 4 days
In a push into Europe, WeWork competitor Knotel acquires Ahoy!Berlin
TechCrunch Coworking and flexible office space has become a hot business in the last few years, as attested by the rise and rise of WeWork. Startups and entrepreneurs needed... 4 days
Google Play now makes it easier to manage your subscriptions
TechCrunch Mobile app subscriptions are a big business, but consumers sometimes hesitate to sign up because pausing and cancelling existing subscriptions hasn’t been as easy as opting in. Google... 4 days
today at apple wins brand experience and activation grand prix at cannes lions Today at Apple wins Brand Experience and Activation Grand Prix at Cannes Lions
9to5Mac At an awards show hosted today at 2018’s Cannes Lions... 4 days
Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube
ABC NEWS Instagram takes headlong plunge into video with new 'IGTV' service that allows longer clips, setting stage for more ads 4 days
Microsoft acquires AI firm Bonsai to bring more 'brains' to machine learning
Windows Central The Bonsai team. Microsoft is looking to bolster machine learning autonomy with its latest acquisition, Bonsai. Microsoft today announced plans to acquire Bonsai, a... 4 days
Apple signs deal with Sesame Workshop for kids' shows
ABC NEWS Apple is getting into business with the prestigious Sesame Workshop, giving a multiple-series order to the nonprofit organization 4 days
Stensul raises $7M to make email creation easier for marketers
TechCrunch Email marketing startup Stensul is announcing that it has raised $7 million. Stensul spun out of founder and CEO Noah Dinkin’s previous company FanBridge. Dinkin explained via email... 4 days
Mobile website creator Universe nabs $4 million Series A
TechCrunch The small team behind Universe, an iOS app which allows users to build modular, simplistic websites in a minute or two, has scored some new funding as it looks to... 4 days
akon wants to found a real life wakanda based around his cryptocurrency akoin Akon wants to found a ‘real-life Wakanda’ based around his cryptocurrency AKoin
THE VERGE Platinum-selling performer and philanthropist Akon wants to build his own city in Senegal and launch his own cryptocurrency as the central form of exchange.... 4 days
Beamery closes $28M Series B to stoke support for its ‘talent CRM’
TechCrunch Beamery, a London-based startup that offers self-styled “talent CRM”– aka ‘candidate relationship management’ — and recruitment marketing software targeted at fast-growing companies, has closed a... 4 days
what happens if apple loses its supreme court app store antitrust appeal What happens if Apple loses its Supreme Court App Store antitrust appeal?
THE VERGE Earlier this week, the Supreme Court officially picked up the long-running antitrust case Apple v. Pepper. The court will decide whether iPhone users can... 4 days
Bose gets into the business of sleep
TechCrunch You know you’ve got a problem sleeping when someone tells you that 35-percent of US adults aren’t get seven hours of sleep a night, and the number sounds remarkably low. I’m not a good... 4 days
YouTube woos brands with its new Creative Suite of ad tools
TechCrunch YouTube hopes a new set of creative tools will help it win back advertisers who may have grown disenchanted with the video network due to its... 4 days
Grove just raised $8 million to make traditional financial planning affordable to pretty much everyone
TechCrunch Financial advisors aren’t cheap to use. They aren’t always seen as trustworthy, either, with many advisors receiving —... 4 days
Chime in: Should Microsoft buy Spotify?
Windows Central Should Spotify become the new Groove? There's no doubt about it — a lot of people were left out in the cold when Microsoft shut down Groove Music last year. To make the cancellation a bit... 4 days
Blinkist raises $18.8M for its condensed reading platform for non-fiction books
TechCrunch We are living in the information age, but that doesn’t mean that we have all the time in the world to ingest everything that we want.... 4 days
Hired raises $30M to build an easy subscription pipeline for company hiring
TechCrunch Recruiting is one of the latest industries to get a data science makeover through companies like Hired and Triplebyte, but the former hopes to... 4 days
India’s budget hotel network unicorn OYO expands into China
TechCrunch The tech world sees plenty of Chinese companies move into India — including the likes of Alibaba and Xiaomi — but few expand the other way. OYO Rooms, the billion-dollar Indian... 4 days
Aaptiv raises $22M from Amazon, Disney and more for its “Netflix for fitness”, now valued over $200M
TechCrunch Health and wellness has been one of the biggest categories for development in the... 4 days
Taiwan-based media startup The News Lens raises Series C for its international growth plans
TechCrunch The News Lens launched in 2013 as an independent news site for Taiwanese readers disenchanted with the country’s tabloid-ridden media.... 4 days
Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in mindfulness apps
TechCrunch Just a few years ago, it might have been a bit of a challenge to convince investors that... 4 days
Canaan Partners gives $20 million to its two youngest employees to invest in consumer startups
TechCrunch Canaan Partners, the venture capital firm that has backed companies like Skybox Imaging, and Lending Club, has... 4 days
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Watch Rocket Lab’s Electron make its first commercial flight
Burger King apologises for social media ads
Comment: Apple’s habit of announcing early, delivering late, is worse for Apple than for us
Google will fix Chromecast and Google Home bug that reveals a user’s location
Apple’s Spike Jonze-directed HomePod ad wins ‘advertising excellence’ award at AICP show
Apple Launches New 'Behind the Mac' Ad Campaign
Apple debuts new ‘Behind the Mac’ ad campaign highlighting individual stories of creativity
Ring’s security system finally available for pre-order after lawsuit-induced delay
It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code
Jade makes an ominous return in Beyond Good & Evil 2
Gears 5 launches next year on Xbox One and PC