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Watch builders construct a life-size Chevy truck with 300,000 LEGO bricks  TechCrunch · 5 hours
Behold, the LEGO Chevrolet Silverado. The full-size truck is basically a giant ad for Chevy and the new LEGO Movie, which is due out in February.... more
Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika  TechCrunch · 5 hours
We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with... more
Welcome to the abnormalization of transportation  TechCrunch · 5 hours
Bill Goodwin Contributor Share on Twitter Bill Goodwin is the head of legal policy at Airmap. Tyler Finn Contributor Tyler Finn is the policy manager at Factual. Something odd is in motion in Los Angeles. On... more
Snap’s exec team continues to shrink as more reports of internal drama surface  TechCrunch · 20 hours
Days after Snap announced the departure of its CFO, reports have emerged that the company’s HR chief was asked to leave following... more
Facebook fears no FTC fine  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Reports emerged today that the FTC is considering a fine against Facebook that would be the largest ever from the agency. Even if it were ten times the size of the largest, a $22.5 million bill sent to... more
Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing with a grain of salt  TechCrunch · 22 hours
If you’ve ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for... more
Free to play games rule the entertainment world with $88 billion in revenue  TechCrunch · 22 hours
They may be free, but they sure pay. Games with no upfront cost but a plethora of other ways to make money... more
Wine-by-the-glass subscription service Vinebox raises $5.9 million  TechCrunch · 23 hours
One SF startup wants you to get home from a day at work and polish off a bottle of wine by yourself. Vinebox isn’t really trying to get you wasted, these bottles are cute... more
Salesforce is building new tower in Dublin and adding hundreds of jobs  TechCrunch · 23 hours
Salesforce put the finishing touches on a tower in San Francisco last year. In October, it announced Salesforce Tower in Atlanta and today it was Dublin’s... more
Sony venture arm invests in geocoding startup what3words  TechCrunch · 1 day
Sony’s venture capital arm has invested in what3words, the startup that has divided the entire world into 57 trillion 3-by-3 meter squares and assigned a three-word address to each one. Financial details... more
Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead team of 1,000-plus engineers  TechCrunch · 1 day
Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts... more
Alphabet’s Verily scores FDA clearance for its ECG monitor  TechCrunch · 1 day
Big week for Google wearable news — which, honestly, is not a phrase I expected to write in 2019. But a day after the company announced an agreement to purchase... more
Corruption at DJI may cost the company $150 million  TechCrunch · 1 day
DJI, the world's leading maker of consumer drones, said today that extensive corruption discovered within the company could lead to losses as great as $150 million in the 2018 financial... more
Reserve your demo table today for the TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize  TechCrunch · 1 day
There are just three short weeks until Silicon Valley’s startup community takes a night off to relax, connect and get down at the 2nd... more
Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team  TechCrunch · 1 day
Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts... more
Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub  TechCrunch · 1 day
How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product.... more
Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches Tech Cypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals  TechCrunch · 1 day
With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis, Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, has launched a new... more
Google starts pulling unvetted Android apps that access call logs and SMS messages  TechCrunch · 1 day
Google is removing apps from Google Play that request permission to access call logs and SMS text message data but haven’t been manually... more
Daily Crunch: Tesla cuts its workforce  TechCrunch · 1 day
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Tesla to... more
Sling TV adds personalized recommendations, launching first on Apple TV  TechCrunch · 1 day
Sling TV, Dish’s live TV streaming service, will now make personalized suggestions of what to watch. The company this week introduced a new recommendations feature that will highlight... more
SaaS stocks are coming back to life  TechCrunch · 1 day
Nasdaq’s BVP Emerging Cloud Index measures the performance of a portfolio of 45 SaaS stocks. Like much of the tech world, and the stock market in general, the final quarter of 2018 was not... more
Microsoft is calling an audible on smart speakers  TechCrunch · 1 day
The Harman Kardon Invoke was fine. But let’s be real — the first Cortana smart speaker was dead on arrival. Microsoft’s smart assistant has its strong suits, but thus far statement of... more
Go-Jek buys fintech startup Coins.ph for $72M ahead of Philippines expansion  TechCrunch · 1 day
Ride-hailing startup Go-Jek’s expansion into the Philippines ran into problems earlier this month over its ownership structure, but that isn’t deterring the Indonesian company from investing... more
Is your time worth more than $0.30 an hour?  TechCrunch · 1 day
Most of us believe our time is extremely valuable, certainly worth more than thirty cents. But then you read about human decision-making, and you have to wonder what goes through... more
Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints  TechCrunch · 1 day
European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and... more
Amazon built an electronic vest to improve worker/robot interactions  TechCrunch · 1 day
Over the course of last year, Amazon began rolling out a new worker safety wearable to 25+ sites. From the looks of it, the Robotic Tech Vest is really more... more
Netflix thinks ‘Fortnite’ is a bigger threat than HBO  TechCrunch · 1 day
Netflix thinks “Fortnite” is a bigger threat to its business than HBO. The company in its latest quarterly earnings report released on Thursday said that while its streaming service now... more
University of Virginia announces $120m gift to fund new data science school  TechCrunch · 1 day
One of America’s oldest universities is launching a school for one of the world’s youngest disciplines. The University of Virginia announced today that it... more
Whyd now helps companies create their custom voice assistant  TechCrunch · 1 day
Y Combinator-backed startup Whyd is pivoting from hardware to software. The startup had been working on a connected speaker with a voice-control interface specifically designed for music. But a couple... more
More scooter dollars, Slack’s revenue projections, and the IPO traffic jam  TechCrunch · 1 day
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back! After what I think was our first-ever... more
The ‘Stuff You Should Know’ podcast has been downloaded 1 billion times  TechCrunch · 1 day
Stuff You Should Know, the explainer podcast hosted Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant (pictured on the left above), has now surpassed one billion total... more
This $350,000 Swiss watch looks like an Apple Watch, chimes to tell the time  TechCrunch · 1 day
H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alps is back with another Apple Watch lookalike. The $350,000 Watch Concept Black is a... more
Momo, Vietnam’s top payment app, lands big Series C investment led by Warburg Pincus  TechCrunch · 1 day
Fintech in Southeast Asia continues to pique the attention of global investors. Alibaba, Tencent and others have jumped into the region... more
Tesla to cut workforce by 7% and focus on Model 3 production  TechCrunch · 1 day
Tesla is cutting 7% of its full-time workforce. The company disclosed the headcount reduction in an update emailed to all employees and also posted to... more
Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak raises $50M  TechCrunch · 1 day
The chances are you may be familiar with Tokopedia, especially after it commanded a $7 billion valuation last November when it raised $1.1 billion from investors like Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund, but fewer people outside... more
Flash, the stealthy e-scooter and ‘micro-mobility’ startup from Delivery Hero founder, raises €55M Series A  TechCrunch · 1 day
Flash, the stealthy mobility startup from Delivery Hero and Team Europe founder Lukasz Gadowski, is de-cloaking today, with... more
SimplyCook dishes up £4.5M Series A for its subscription-based flavourings and recipe service  TechCrunch · 1 day
SimplyCook, the recipe kit service that focuses on flavour ingredients, has closed £4.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led... more
Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags  TechCrunch · 2 days
China’s top market regulator said on Friday that Tesla will recall a total of 14,123 imported Model S vehicles in the country... more
Coinstar machines will start selling Bitcoin at the grocery store  TechCrunch · 2 days
You know those machines at the grocery store that transform your gallon jugs worth of change into more usable currency? They’re about to start selling Bitcoin . To... more
Nike’s auto-laced future  TechCrunch · 2 days
Why does the world need a self-lacing shoe? Haven’t you heard of Velcro? How will you tie your shoes when the Wi-Fi is down? That’s the gist of the instant response I got when I mentioned the new Adapt BB,... more
Judge orders net neutrality lawsuit to go ahead despite shutdown  TechCrunch · 2 days
This week the possibility emerged that the ongoing government shutdown could delay net neutrality's day in court — but the court was not sympathetic to the FCC's request... more
Here’s how SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will look motoring in from sea  TechCrunch · 2 days
If you're coming back from space at high speeds, it's generally safer to descend over water than land, for a number of reasons. Certainly... more
Tesla will end its buyer referral program for ‘adding too much cost’  TechCrunch · 2 days
At the end of the month, Tesla will end a long-running referral program that offered incentives for existing Tesla owners to help drive sales.... more
VC funding of cybersecurity companies hits record $5.3B in 2018  TechCrunch · 2 days
2018 wasn’t all bad. It turned out to be a record year for venture capital firms investing in cybersecurity companies. According to new data out by Strategic Cyber... more
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