AI desperately needs regulation and public accountability, experts say  TechCrunch · 3 days
Artificial intelligence systems and creators are in dire need of direct intervention by governments and human rights watchdogs, according to a new report from researchers at Google, Microsoft, and others... more
Huawei CFO, accused of fraud, faces up to 30 years in prison  TechCrunch · 3 days
New details have emerged surrounding Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's arrest in Vancouver. more
Gift Guide: So your [friend, partner, kid, parent] wants to be a Twitch streamer…  TechCrunch · 3 days
Though many people still scratch their head at the idea of watching people play video games, Twitch and its content... more
Leica releases the CL Street Kit for all of your decisive moments  TechCrunch · 3 days
Leica’s pricey – but sexy – CL camera is the closest thing you can get to an original portable luxury shooter without spending more... more
Here’s what caused yesterday’s O2 and SoftBank outages  TechCrunch · 3 days
It appears that most mobile carriers, including O2 and SoftBank, have recovered from yesterday’s cell phone network outage that was triggered by a shutdown of Ericsson equipment running on their networks. That... more
Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investing partner at SoftBank’s Vision Fund  TechCrunch · 3 days
Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, the Japanese investment giant has brought on its first venture partner for its... more
Google Translate gets rid of some gender biases  TechCrunch · 3 days
Google is by no means perfect when it comes to issues relating to gender, but it’s clear the company is trying. Google recently made some important changes to its Translate tool —... more
Netflix just had a record-breaking November on mobile  TechCrunch · 3 days
Netflix just broke new records on consumer spending in its mobile apps, according to new data app intelligence firm Sensor Tower has shared with TechCrunch. In November, Netflix pulled in an estimated... more
Google warns app developers of three malicious SDKs being used for ad fraud  TechCrunch · 3 days
A few days ago, Google removed popular Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech apps from its Play Store following a BuzzFeed investigation, which discovered... more
Essential acquires email startup CloudMagic  TechCrunch · 3 days
Andy Rubin’s Essential has acquired CloudMagic, makers of the Newton email app, for an undisclosed sum. The news, first reported this morning, has since been confirmed by TechCrunch. An Essential spokesperson offered the following admittedly open ended statement,... more
Pivotal announces new serverless framework  TechCrunch · 3 days
Pivotal has always been about making open source tools for enterprise developers, but surprisingly up until now the arsenal has lacked a serverless component. That changed today with the alpha launch of Pivotal Function Service. “Pivotal Function Service... more
Audi e-tron first drive: Quick, comfortable and familiar  TechCrunch · 3 days
Even after a few minutes behind the wheel, it’s easy to forget the Audi e-tron is electric. The SUV is not outrageous or radical, but rather pedestrian and effortless. Audi didn’t invent... more
This DIY Enigma machine fits inside a pocket watch  TechCrunch · 3 days
The year is 1940. Through the use of arcane atomic technologies, the Axis have brought back modern technology from the year 2018. Their main prize? This amazing Enigma Pocket Watch.... more
IBM selling Lotus Notes/Domino business to HCL for $1.8B  TechCrunch · 3 days
IBM announced last night that it is selling the final components from its 1995 acquisition of Lotus to Indian firm HCL for $1.8 billion. IBM paid $3.5 billion for Lotus back... more
2 Milly files a lawsuit against Fortnite maker Epic Games over dance move  TechCrunch · 3 days
Rapper 2 Milly is suing Epic Games over Fortnite’s use of his dance move, the Milly Rock. The lawsuit claims direct infringement... more
Amazon’s cashier-free Go stores may be coming to airports  TechCrunch · 3 days
According to a new report from Reuters, Amazon is looking at several top U.S. airports for potential locations for its cashier-free Go stores. The service cites public request records from... more
Apple acquired Platoon, a platform for musicians to create and distribute work  TechCrunch · 3 days
Spotify has made some significant moves to bypass record labels and work directly with artists, and there are signs that Apple could be eyeing... more
Walmart acquires art and wall décor retailer  TechCrunch · 4 days
Walmart’s acquisition spree continues. Only a couple of months after picking up apparel and lingerie brands, ELOQUII and Bare Necessities, respectively, the company on Thursday announced its plans to acquire the assets... more
The next Avengers movie has a title and a cryptic first trailer  TechCrunch · 4 days
If you’re reading this post, you probably want to watch the first trailer for the new Avengers movie. So go ahead, watch it. I’ll... more
Lyft’s going public, Uber’s eyeing Bird, Utah’s tech scene and trade tensions  TechCrunch · 4 days
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had Connie Loizos in... more
Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa  TechCrunch · 4 days
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 SimbaPay launches Kenya to... more
Grab invests $100M into India’s OYO to expand its budget hotel service in Southeast Asia  TechCrunch · 4 days
Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab has made its most ambitious investment to date after it backed India-headquartered budget... more
TikTok parent ByteDance said to raise $1.45 billion for AI and content  TechCrunch · 4 days
ByteDance, the Chinese company behind the immensely popular video app TikTok, is in talks to raise $1.45 billion for a new fund, The Information... more
Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investor at SoftBank’s Vision Fund  TechCrunch · 4 days
Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, so the Japanese investment giant has brought on a first venture partner (and first female)... more
The Epic Games Store is now live  TechCrunch · 4 days
It’s a busy week for Epic Games . Fresh from pushing out a major season 7 update for Fortnite, so the gaming giant has taken the wraps off its own games store. First announced... more
Fortnite gets into Christmas mode with snow, planes and ziplines in season 7  TechCrunch · 4 days
Fortnite, the world’s most popular game, is getting into the festive period after it released its much-anticipated Season 7 update which includes... more
7 things to think about voice  TechCrunch · 4 days
Voice won't change everything but it will be part of a movement that heralds a new way to think about our relationship with devices, screens, our data and interactions. more
Microsoft calls on companies to adopt a facial recognition code of conduct  TechCrunch · 4 days
Over the summer, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for governments to take a closer look at how facial detection technology is being implemented across... more
TransferWise keeps growing money transfers despite global turbulence  TechCrunch · 4 days
You don’t have to follow the financial technology industry or work with developers in faraway lands to know TransferWise, arguably the world’s leading peer-to-peer money-transferring startup. Thanks to its presence in over... more
MoviePass announces new pricing plans for 2019  TechCrunch · 4 days
It’s been a rocky year for MoviePass, something that CEO Mitch Lowe acknowledged in an interview this week with Variety. “We have a lot to prove to all our constituents,” Lowe said. “We don’t... more
Qualcomm expands its PC bet with its new 7nm 8cx platform  TechCrunch · 4 days
Qualcomm wants to become a major player in the PC/laptop market. Now that there is Windows 10 on ARM, that’s more than a pipe dream, but... more
Google partners with media outlets to provide on-demand news audio  TechCrunch · 4 days
Getting news in the morning has long been my most used feature on Google Assistant. Asking Home “what’s in the news” brings up a quick flash briefing from... more
Lightspeed hires 5 new partners from Slack, Twitter and more  TechCrunch · 4 days
Lightspeed has announced several new partners, including Slack's former head of growth, who joins the firm's enterprise team. more
Artie aims to bring you closer to your digital idols with autonomous AR avatars  TechCrunch · 4 days
If you spend enough time scrolling through manicured photos of manicured lives on social media, you might come to the... more
Walgreens enlists FedEx to offer speedy drug delivery  TechCrunch · 4 days
Walgreens is gearing up for a battle with Amazon. The country’s second-largest pharmacy chain announced this week that it’s teaming up with FedEx to offer quick drug delivery. Through Walgreens Express, patients... more
Ericsson software problem has been causing widespread cell phone outages  TechCrunch · 4 days
A problem with the software in Ericsson equipment is causing outages across the world, including O2 users in Great Britain and SoftBank users in Japan, according to a... more
Contentful raises $33.5M for its headless CMS platform  TechCrunch · 4 days
Contentful, a Berlin- and San Francisco-based startup that provides content management infrastructure for companies like Spotify, Nike, Lyft and others, today announced that it has raised a $33.5 million Series D funding... more
FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping  TechCrunch · 4 days
Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. Customers can screenshot something they want... more
Join TechCrunch for our 2nd Annual Winter Party  TechCrunch · 4 days
After last year’s stellar turn out of almost 1,000 Silicon Valley shakers and movers at our inaugural Winter Party, TechCrunch is returning with the 2nd Annual Winter Party in San Francisco on... more
Rideshare advertising startup Firefly launches with $21.5M in funding  TechCrunch · 4 days
Firefly, a startup that allows rideshare drivers to make money through digital advertising, is officially launching today. It’s also announced that it has raised $21.5 million in seed funding. The... more
Microsoft Edge goes Chromium (and macOS)  TechCrunch · 4 days
The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to macOS, too. In addition, Microsoft... more
Pandora’s Podcast Genome Project goes live for all  TechCrunch · 4 days
Last month, Pandora announced it would soon be bringing its “Genome” technology to a new space outside of music: it would leverage a similar classification system to make podcast recommendations, too. Initially,... more
The trust dilemma of continuous background checks  TechCrunch · 4 days
First, background checks at startups, then Huawei’s finance chief is arrested, SoftBank’s IPO is subscribed, and I am about to record our next edition of TechCrunch Equity. It’s Thursday, December 6, 2018. TechCrunch is... more
How France wants to become a tech giant  TechCrunch · 4 days
Around 40 partners of venture capital firms as well as limited partners came to Paris to talk about tech in France, from Andreessen Horowitz to Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures and more. The... more
Mogu’s long journey: From rejecting Alibaba’s advances to US IPO  TechCrunch · 4 days
Mogu, a Tencent-backed service that offers fashion content and products to young women, has joined a string of Chinese tech companies pressing ahead to sell their shares through... more
Mobile payment co. Boku acquires Danal for up to $68M to add user authentication  TechCrunch · 4 days
After going public in the U.K. last year, Boku has made an acquisition to expand its carrier billing services, which let... more
Amazon is crowdsourcing Alexa’s answers to tough questions  TechCrunch · 4 days
If you’ve got an Echo device at home, you’ve almost certainly played a few rounds of “stump Alexa,” asking Amazon’s assistant increasingly arcane questions in an attempt to elicit some baffled response.... more
Digital movie collection app Movies Anywhere adds its first pay TV partner, Comcast  TechCrunch · 4 days
Movies Anywhere, the Disney-led service movie service operated in partnership Universal, WB, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox, is adding its first... more
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PewDiePie gives shout out to hateful, anti-Semitic YouTube channel
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Doom anniversary trailer celebrates 25 years of gore, crazy mods - CNET
Doom anniversary trailer celebrates 25 years of gore, crazy mods - CNET
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