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The Google Assistant app will walk you through your day
TechCrunch Google’s Assistant app mostly functions as a surrogate for its line of connected Home devices. But what about all of that information it’s aggregating? The company will start... 12 minutes
Google builds its own subsea cable from the US to France
TechCrunch Google, like all major internet companies, often participates in building new subsea cables because it wants to own the connectivity between its data centers around the... 12 minutes
IBM’s Dario Gil will showcase quantum computing progress at Disrupt SF
TechCrunch After a few quiet years, the hype around quantum computing is reaching a new crescendo. Quantum supremacy now feels like an achievable goal. Among the large... 55 minutes
Amazon’s EC2 gets faster processors, new high-memory instances
TechCrunch It’s a big day for Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service today. Not only can you now run EC2 inside a Snowball Edge device, but the company also announced a bunch of new... 55 minutes
House Rep suggests converting Google, Facebook, Twitter into public utilities
TechCrunch Amidst vague and uninformed questions during today’s House Judiciary hearing with Facebook, Google, and Twitter on social media filtering practices, Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) dropped a bombshell. “What... 1 hour
Walmart enlists Microsoft cloud in battle against Amazon
TechCrunch Once a seemingly unstoppable retail juggernaut, Walmart’s been scrambling to define its digitally in this Amazon-defined era. This morning, the company announced that it’s struck a five-year deal with Microsoft, Amazon’s chief... 1 hour
Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Nanette’ takes aim at straight white men and comedy clichés
TechCrunch This is the first time we’ve done an in-depth review of a comedy special on the Original Content podcast, but... 1 hour
With its Snowball Edge, AWS now lets you run EC2 on your factory floor
TechCrunch AWS’s Snowball Edge devices aren’t new, but they are getting a new feature today that’ll make them infinitely more interesting... 1 hour
Ocean Solutions Accelerator names its first wave of conservation startups
TechCrunch Early this year the Sustainable Oceans Alliance announced that it would be starting its own accelerator with a focus on conservation. The nonprofit has just announced the Ocean... 1 hour
Acorns co-founder nabs another $5 million for Blast, a startup that saves while you game
TechCrunch “It just started as a grand experiment,” says Walter Cruttenden, the serial fintech entrepreneur, of his latest foray... 1 hour
House Rep suggests converting Facebook into a public utility
TechCrunch Amidst vague and uninformed questions during today’s House Judiciary hearing with Facebook, Google, and Twitter on social media filtering practices, Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) dropped a bombshell. “What about converting... 2 hours
Founder and investor Elad Gil has a new book that aims to help startups with their later-stage challenges — before they get to that point
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Tinder tests Bitmoji integration using the recently launched Snap Kit
TechCrunch Tinder will begin testing Bitmoji in its app in Canada and Mexico, the company announced today. The new integration comes courtesy of the recently launched Snap Kit, which... 2 hours
Ubisoft now auto-bans Rainbow Six Siege players who use toxic language
TechCrunch Ubisoft has implemented a new system in Rainbow Six Siege that bans players for using toxic language in the text chat, according to PC Gamer. Yesterday,... 3 hours
Standard Cognition raises another $5.5M to create a cashier-less checkout experience
TechCrunch As Amazon looks to increasingly expand its cashier-less grocery stories — called Amazon Go – across different regions, there’s at least one startup hoping to end... 3 hours
Amazon Prime Day U.S. sales bigger than last year, despite site issues
TechCrunch Despite the massive glitches that prevented online shoppers from being able to browse and buy from Amazon’s Prime Day sale yesterday, the retailer is... 3 hours
An app that uses AI to help you improve your basketball shot just raised $4 million
TechCrunch Let’s be real: you are most certainly never going to be as good as Steve Nash, Chris... 4 hours
Connie Chan breaks the mold at Andreessen Horowitz, becoming the first general partner to be promoted from within
TechCrunch Investor Connie Chan has made such an impact on her colleagues at... 4 hours
The 21st Century Internet Act aims to enshrine net neutrality in law
TechCrunch Congress may soon vote on a new bill that would set net neutrality down as a matter of law rather than a set of... 5 hours
Dialpad dials up $50M Series D led by Iconiq
TechCrunch Dialpad announced a $50 million Series D investment today, giving the company plenty of capital to keep expanding its business communications platform. The round was led by Iconiq Capital with... 5 hours
Certify acquires real-time expense management startup and YC alum Abacus
TechCrunch Expense management software provider Certify is beefing up its artillery against rival Concur with the acquisition of Abacus, which enables companies to deal with expenses in real time.... 5 hours
It’s official: Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media’s help
TechCrunch The UK’s Electoral Commission has published the results of a near nine-month-long investigation into Brexit referendum spending and has found that the official Vote... 6 hours
Travel giant Booking invests $500M in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing
TechCrunch Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, has pulled in some strategic capital after Booking Holdings invested $500 million into its business. The deal will see Booking... 8 hours
Mention Me, the referral marketing platform, raises $7M led by Eight Roads Ventures
TechCrunch Mention Me, the London-headquartered referral marketing platform, has raised $7 million in further funding. The round is led by Eight Roads Ventures... 8 hours
Online learning platform Unacademy gets $21M Series C from Sequoia India, SAIF and Nexus
TechCrunch Bangalore-based Unacademy will add more educators to its online learning platform, which claims to be India’s largest, after closing a... 12 hours
ClassPass is headed to Asia via an imminent launch in Singapore
TechCrunch U.S fitness startup ClassPass is headed to Asia after it announced plans to go live in Singapore, its first city in the continent. Four-year-old ClassPass allows its... 13 hours
Coinbase reportedly gets approval from U.S. regulators to start listing tokenized securities
TechCrunch Coinbase shared big news Monday that federal regulators are allowing the popular cryptocurrency exchange to proceed with plans to sell cryptocurrency tokens that are... 15 hours
Aiming to make billboard advertising more programmatic, Adquick raises $2.1 million
TechCrunch Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Initialized Capital and an investor in Adquick, a new service that’s looking to bring billboard advertising into the internet age, bought... 16 hours
This fan-made Uncharted movie starring Nathan Fillion proves video game movies don’t have to be awful
TechCrunch It’s not exactly a controversial statement: movies based on video games are, generally, bad. See: Assassins... 19 hours
Putin proposes a joint cybersecurity group with the US to investigate Russian election meddling
TechCrunch Over the course of Monday’s controversial Helsinki summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed an agenda that would ostensibly see the... 19 hours
Netflix is falling off a cliff
TechCrunch Netflix didn’t add as many subscribers as expected by a bunch of people on Wall Street who on a quarterly basis govern whether or not it’ll be more valuable than Comcast — and that is probably... 20 hours
Uber is being investigated for gender discrimination in a federal probe
TechCrunch As Uber tries to chart a new course, it still can’t manage to outrun news that paints its corporate culture in an ugly light. As the... 21 hours
0x lets any app be the Craigslist of cryptocurrency
TechCrunch Centralized crypto exchanges like Coinbase are easy but expensive because they introduce a middleman. Not-for-profit project 0x allows any developer to quickly build their own decentralized cryptocurrency exchange and decide... 21 hours
Lyft outlines bike and scooter plans
TechCrunch On the heels of Lyft’s acquisition of bike-share company Motivate, the company is gearing up to fully integrate bicycle and scooter sharing into the app. There’s no word on exactly when this will happen, but it’s... 21 hours
Nuraphones get active noise cancelling via software update
TechCrunch I like the Nuraphones a lot. In fact, I named the sound-adapting headphones one of my favorite things of 2017. Clearly I’m not alone in that enthusiasm, eithe — the Melbourne-based startup... 22 hours
Prime Down: Amazon’s sale day turns into fail day
TechCrunch It’s not just you. Amazon Prime Day started 10 minutes ago, and so far, it’s not going well for Amazon. The landing page for Prime Day does not work. When... 22 hours
CRISPR DNA editing may cause serious genetic damage, researchers warn
TechCrunch CRISPR-Cas9, the gene editing tool that is currently the darling of biotech and many other fields, may not be quite as miraculous as early tests suggested. A new... 22 hours
Apple’s App Store revenue nearly double that of Google Play in first half of 2018
TechCrunch Apple’s App Store continues to outpace Google Play on revenue. In the first half of the year, the... 23 hours
Hear BMW’s Dieter May explain the connected car at Disrupt SF 2018
TechCrunch Mobility is undergoing a radical transformation and the topic will be thoroughly examined at Disrupt SF this September. We’re excited to have BMW’s Dieter... 23 hours
Uber’s head of policy for flying taxis and autonomous vehicles leaves for self-driving car startup Voyage
TechCrunch Uber’s head of policy for autonomous vehicles and urban aviation, Justin Erlich, has left the company... 23 hours
‘Serious concerns’ at FCC threaten to halt Sinclair-Tribune merger
TechCrunch The FCC has been under serious scrutiny by citizens, advocates, and politicians alike due to its laissez-faire attitude towards, in particular, the proposed Sinclair Broadcasting merger with Tribune. But the... 23 hours
Apple emoji will soon include people with curly hair, white hair and superpowers
TechCrunch In honor of World Emoji Day (yes, that’s a thing), Apple is previewing some of its upcoming emoji. Later this year, Apple’s... 24 hours
Instapaper is leaving Pinterest, two years after being acquired
TechCrunch Back in August of 2016, Pinterest acquired Instapaper, the read-it-later bookmarking service originally built by Marco Arment. Just shy of two years later, Instapaper is going back to being independent.... 24 hours
Google Cloud’s LA region goes online
TechCrunch Google Cloud’s new region in Los Angeles is now online, the company announced today. This isn’t exactly a surprise, given that Google had previously announced a July launch for the region, but it’s a big step... 1 day
When In Rome is the first Alexa-powered board game
TechCrunch Years ago, in the heyday of home video, I played a boardgames that used VHS tapes and electronic parts to help spur the action along. From Candy Land VCR to... 1 day
Fastly raises another $40 million before an IPO
TechCrunch Last round before the IPO. That’s how Fastly frames its new $40 million Series F round. It means that the company has raised $219 million over the past few years. The funding... 1 day
Skype 8.0 launches on desktop with HD video, and soon encryption & call recording
TechCrunch Skype’s redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a... 1 day
Kapwing is Adobe for the meme generation
TechCrunch Need to resize a video for IGTV? Add subtitles for Twitter? Throw in sound effects for YouTube? Or collage it with other clips for the Instagram feed? Kapwing lets you do all that and... 1 day
Klang gets $8.95M for an MMO sim sitting atop Improbable’s dev platform
TechCrunch Berlin-based games studio Klang, which is building a massive multiplayer online simulation called Seed utilizing Improbable’s virtual world builder platform, has just bagged $8.95M... 1 day
Skype launches a new desktop app with HD video, improved chat and soon, encryption and call recording
TechCrunch Skype’s redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is... 1 day
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Mophie expands Lightning battery lineup with four new MFi power banks
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Mophie expands Lightning battery lineup with four new MFi power banks
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Mophie expands Lightning battery lineup with four new MFi power banks
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Making Alto’s Adventure free on Android helped it reach a whole new audience
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iOS beta of Microsoft Edge browser now lets you use a photo to search [Video]
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I'm serious that I missed Airplane's anniversary (and stop calling me Shirley) - CNET
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I'm serious that I missed Airplane's anniversary (and stop calling me Shirley) - CNET
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I'm serious that I missed Airplane's anniversary (and stop calling me Shirley) - CNET
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I'm serious that I missed Airplane's anniversary (and stop calling me Shirley) - CNET
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Digits 3 tape calculator for iPhone and iPad brings new design, Split View, more
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Apple shows off Apple Watch Series 3 in latest ‘Close Your Rings’ videos
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Apple shows off Apple Watch Series 3 in latest ‘Close Your Rings’ videos
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Apple shows off Apple Watch Series 3 in latest ‘Close Your Rings’ videos
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