Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Apple Watch guy

This year, a new office type emerged: The Apple Watch guy. This new member to offices worldwide is a special sort of guy, who...

Review: The MOS Go is pretty and powerful

True portability for laptops is probably near its peak. Battery life improves each year, and computers charge quickly. In those rare moments you can’t...

Twitter takes on Snapchat and Instagram Stories

Twitter will soon open up Moments to all users. Twitter will open its storytelling product, Moments, to everyone. Twitter's Moments feature is about to get bigger. The...

Step aside, Tatooine, astronomers have discovered a planet with three suns

 Move over, Tatooine, astronomers have discovered a planet with not one, not two, but three suns. Known as HD 131399Ab, the newly discovered planet...

The Twitris sentiment analysis tool by Cognovi Labs predicted the Brexit...

 Cognovi Labs is a new analytics startup that relies on Twitris to take a sample of social media chatter to deduce real-time, large-scale, automated...

How to Build Buzz with Instagram for your Blog

  Instagram makes things a little challenging for bloggers because you only have one clickable link possibility in your bio. But I know you’re a...

New regulations for self-driving cars are on the way

Feds unveil plan to ensure safety of self-driving cars SAN FRANCISCO — Federal regulators, faced with a growing number of self-driving car tests on roads across...

How Mexico went from telecom laggard to mobile trailblazer

 Twenty years ago only one out of 10 people in Mexico had a telephone of any kind. Today, more than 100 million people have...

How our founding fathers raised a Series A

 For some of us, hotdogs, patriotic songs, and fireworks are enough. We here at TechCrunch expect more of our readers. Why be satisfied with...

Hyperloop One proposes half-hour travel time between Helsinki and Stockholm

 Shervin Pishavar’s Hyperloop One recorded another first today, though not one as exciting as making a hunk of metal go really fast in the desert...

August’s Smart Lock review: Amazon’s Alexa steps to personal assistant

August’s Smart Lock gets Alexa functionality. August Home adds Amazon Alexa support for controlling your smart lock. Alexa continues its unremitting march across the world’s different with...

Meet the team hacking Sundar Pichai and Channing Tatum

 If you follow tech executives or famous actors on Twitter, you’ve probably seen references to something called OurMine several times over the last few weeks. That’s...

The CEO of Pokemon Go creator Niantic hacked on Twitter

John Hanke, the CEO of Pokemon Go creator Niantic, has been hacked on Twitter by the hacker group OurMine. In the past 24 hours, the...

Instagram Stories vs Snapchat Stories: Which is better?

Contrary to many of its users, I wasn’t immediately turned off by Instagram stealing a feature from Snapchat. The execution was better, the admission that...

Pandora hopes you’ll listen more in an Uber

 Uber already integrates with Spotify so riders can pick their favorite tunes to jam to on their trip, but now Pandora is teaming up...

Tor Project review: It is implementing new policies to prevent sexual...

Nearly two months ago, the Tor Project promised a full investigation into the sexual assault allegations that led to the resignation of one of...

10 Start Up Secrets You Don’t Have to Learn the Hard...

The Art of the Start 2.0 is the quintessential guide for anyone starting anything written by Guy Kawasaki. I had a recent one-on-one interview...

Tesla and Toyota among the smartest and the most connected companies

 Visiongain, an analysis firm based in the U.K., released a report this month listing the top 20 connected car companies, which includes all the...

The end of your undivided attention

 Many things have sought to capture your undivided attention, but that might be the ghost of a goal in today’s reality. We’re less attentive...

Facebook is getting into real estate

Facebook turns into company town. Can your Facebook friends influence your decision to buy a house? Facebook is getting into real estate. This week, the company...

Think twice before you take your next food Instagram photo

This young woman finding just the right angle for her delicious pasta, you've probably just wanted to take a nice picture of your meal...

Twitter is no longer a social app

Recently, Twitter added a quality filter meant to help us all distill our timelines. It’s a handy feature, but I think it’s the clearest...

The rise of the overbanked and the opportunity to serve them

 Meet Alvin, a Silicon Valley executive in his late-30s. Alvin has accounts with three banks, an online brokerage account and has borrowed from no...

Box Shuttle helps ferry legacy file stores to cloud

 Box announced Box Shuttle today, a new service that combines software and consulting to help customers move large — as in millions or even...

CUJO Router WiFi Security Review: Your home’s gateway to the Internet

Cujo router security systems can help you to protect your life and privacy.... (Keywords: cujo security review, get cujo, cujo internet security, cujo internet security review, cujo firewall, cujo device, cujo...

Samsung will reveal its latest Gear S3 smartwatch in IFA event...

No confirmation, but tons of rumors and precedent for a reveal at the German trade show. Samsung typically has a strong presence at the IFA...

Underrepresented founders, apply for Include office hours with Lerer and Norwest...

 TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening this July!  In New York, Taylor Green from Lerer Ventures and in San Francisco, Sergio Monsalve and Ed Yip of Norwest...

Google opens up its Virtual Reality field trips for all, debuts...

 On the heels of Amazon’s entry into the learning materials market, Google this morning also unveiled a series of product announcements aimed at expanding use of...

Facebook now lets you fundraise on behalf of non-profit organizations

 When people participate in events like the AIDS Walk San Francisco, which raises money for Bay Area organizations that are fighting the AIDS epidemic,...

Crunch Report | Theranos CEO Gets Banned

Elizabeth Holmes banned from any blood testing for two years, Facebook Messenger adds End-to-End encryption, Sit and smiling guys films his 220th video, Siris...

Akamai: global average connection speed up 12 percent, bye bye IPv4

 CDN network Akamai published today its quarterly “State of the Internet” report for the first quarter of 2016. The report examines global internet speeds, which are...

Microsoft Buys Interactive Livestreaming Service, Beam

Microsoft is getting into the livestreaming game with its latest purchase. The company has picked up Beam, a six-month-old service that competes with Twitch...

Following or Stalking? Do’s and Don’ts for social selling

You know who your target customer is - you know her name, title, and responsibility. But, you've never had a conversation with her, so,...

Android password manager 1Password review: Now available for individuals also

Android password manager 1Password review: Now available for individuals also. Password manager 1Password has a new subscription plan for individual customers. Following the success...

Don’t wait for someone to hack your emails, just hand them...

Yahoo recently came under fire for surreptitiously scanning its customer emails for keywords and phrases of interest to U.S. intelligence officials. While many people...

Volvo announced a partnership with Autoliv to build self-driving and fully...

Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo announced a partnership on Tuesday with Autoliv, a leader in automotive safety systems, in an effort to build a fully...

How to use consumer-generated content to improve your food brand

As discussed in our previous blog, food and beverages are more popular than ever. This exciting new era is being driven by dramatically increased food...

Global counter-terrorism database World-Check leaks online

 At least one non-authorized person obtained sensitive information following the leak of global counter-terrorism database World-Check, owned by Thomson Reuters. Chris Vickery, a security researcher at...

SwiftKey has been leaking the users’ private data

Oh dear. SwiftKey – the Android and iOS virtual keyboard bought by Microsoft earlier this year for a cool $250 million – has suspended...

Messaging app LINE sets price range for possible July IPO, poised...

 LINE Corp., makers of a messaging app that’s gone mainstream in Japan, Thailand and Taiwan, has set a price range for an initial public offering on the Tokyo...

LG is launching the Minibeam Nano: Smallest and lightest projector to...

The Minibeam Nano can wirelessly connect to your smartphone to stream videos, movies and office documents. It also supports HDMI inputs and USB flash...

Virtual and augmented reality need a PG-13 moment

 We’ve passed a significant milestone in consumer adoption of virtual reality and augmented reality — although it’s clear that we’re a few models away...

Still a virtual reality skeptic? Here’s why you shouldn’t be

 As VR becomes a force in the gaming world (and other sectors), I can’t help but draw the evident parallels between the emergence of...

Facebook is open-sourcing its AI bot-building research

Every day, billions of pieces of content are shared on Facebook. To keep up with the data, Facebook has been using a variety of...

Glu debuts new Dash game with Gordon Ramsey

 These days, if a celebrity launches their own game, it is likely with Glu Mobile. Known for their free-to-play mobile games, the publicly traded...

Uber positions its China app as more than a ride-hailing service

 Uber China is repositioning itself as an all-in-one solution for transportation, food and entertainment. At TechCrunch Shanghai, Uber China VP of Operations and Regional General...

Apple may launch three new iPhones in 2017

We’ve already heard plenty of rumors that Apple is introducing a curved display for the 2017 iPhone, but new reports are suggesting that this...

Reddit is trying to roll out advertising opportunities with promoted user posts

Traditionally, Reddit’s been a platform that has both intrigued and frightened marketing-folk. Reddit is trying to roll out advertising opportunities with promoted user posts On one...
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