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Orchid Labs is in the process of raising $125 million for its surveillance-free layer atop the internet
TechCrunch Orchid Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that’s developing a a surveillance-free layer on top of... 2 hours
Friday Night Lights is on Hulu now. You’re welcome.
TechCrunch Friday Night Lights, the football show that was never just about football (and one of the best shows on television), is now streaming on Hulu. Say goodbye to the weekend... 5 hours
SmugMug acquires Flickr
TechCrunch Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary Oath. USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he hopes to revitalize Flickr . At the same time, he... 5 hours
Nintendo Labo review
TechCrunch I’m here to tell you first-hand: Nintendo Labo is no joke. I’m a grown-up human person, who has spent many hours of his life building things: office furniture, websites, a model of the Batmobile from the 1989 Tim Burton movie.... 5 hours
Pivotal Software closed up 5% following IPO, raised $555 million
TechCrunch Stock market investors showed lukewarm enthusiasm for Pivotal Software’s debut on Friday. After pricing the IPO at $15, the company closed the day at $15.73. Although it didn’t “pop”... 6 hours
Founder of cryptocurrency debit card faces new fraud charges for $32 million ICO scheme
TechCrunch The U.S. government is following through on its promise to crack down on initial coin offering scams. On Friday, the... 6 hours
Pivotal Software closes up 5% following IPO, raised $555 million
TechCrunch Stock market investors showed lukewarm enthusiasm for Pivotal Software’s debut on Friday. After pricing the IPO at $15, the company closed the day at $15.73. Although it didn’t “pop”... 6 hours
German Supreme Court dismisses Axel Springer lawsuit, says ad blocking is legal
TechCrunch Germany’s Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit yesterday from Axel Springer against Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus. The European publishing giant (which acquired Business... 7 hours
Startup ecosystem report: China is rising while the US is waning
TechCrunch Startups are a gamble, but it’s possible to better understand why some thrive and many more die by looking at the ecosystems in which they operate.... 7 hours
YouTube ads for hundreds of brands still running on extremist and white nationalist channels
TechCrunch It's been more than a year since YouTube promised to improve controls over what content advertisers would find their ads... 8 hours
Twitter banned Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab from buying ads
TechCrunch The U.S. government isn’t the only one feeling skittish about Kaspersky Lab. On Friday, the Russian security firm’s founder Eugene Kaspersky confronted Twitter’s apparent ban on advertising from... 8 hours
Startup ecosystem report: China is rising while the U.S. is waning
TechCrunch Startups are a gamble, but it’s possible to better understand why some thrive and many more die by looking at the ecosystems in which they operate.... 8 hours
Twitter is down again for some [Update: It’s Back]
TechCrunch Rough week to be in Twitter support. Three days after the site experienced downtime across the globe, the site was hit by another outage. Status.io’s service site is currently listing... 9 hours
SF supervisor doesn’t want you riding electric scooters on sidewalks
TechCrunch For those of you keeping track of the scooter saga in San Francisco, Supervisor Aaron Peskin has filed a resolution in opposition of California State Assembly bill 2989.... 9 hours
Twitter is down again for some
TechCrunch Rough week to be in Twitter support. Three days after the site experienced downtime across the globe, the site was hit by another outage. Status.io’s service site is currently listing a “active incident,” leaving many users... 9 hours
ZTE says export ban will ‘severely impact’ its survival
TechCrunch It’s been a hell of a week for ZTE. News Monday that it was being hit with a seven-year export ban sent the company scrambling. The Chinese handset maker suspended... 9 hours
Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry grow closer
TechCrunch Containers are eating the software world — and Kubernetes is the king of containers. So if you are working on any major software project, especially in the enterprise, you will run into it sooner or later.... 9 hours
iOS 11’s new App Store boosts downloads by 800% for Featured apps
TechCrunch When Apple launched its new App Store in iOS 11 back in September, it aimed to offer app developers better exposure, as well as... 10 hours
Facebook starts its facial recognition push to Europeans
TechCrunch Facebook users in Europe are reporting the company has started giving them the option to turn on its controversial facial recognition technology. Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook... 10 hours
Watch how Steven Spielberg framed ‘Ready Player One’ shots in VR
TechCrunch Despite plenty of skepticism over early trailers and the source material itself, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One has been doing very well at the box office.... 11 hours
RealSelf, a community for cosmetic treatments, raises $40 million
TechCrunch RealSelf, an online community where people can ask questions, share their experiences and connect with doctors providing cosmetic treatments, has raised $40 million in new funding – its first round... 12 hours
Facebook has auto-enrolled users into a facial recognition test in Europe
TechCrunch Facebook users in Europe are reporting the company has begun testing its controversial facial recognition technology in the region. Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among... 13 hours
AT&T CEO says a new $15-per-month, sports-free streaming service is launching in a few weeks
TechCrunch AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson revealed on Thursday the carrier’s plans to launch another live TV service called “AT&T... 13 hours
Equity podcast: Coinbase buys a startup, Discord’s a unicorn and Netflix soars
TechCrunch Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch’s Katie Roof and Crunchbase... 14 hours
This robot can build your Ikea furniture
TechCrunch There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hate building Ikea furniture and madmen. Now, thanks to Ikeabot, the madmen can be replaced. Ikeabot is a project built at Control Robotics... 14 hours
Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia
TechCrunch Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended up with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking... 16 hours
Musiio uses AI to help the music industry curate tracks more efficiently
TechCrunch A former streaming industry exec and an AI specialist walk into a bar, they leave starting an AI company for the music industry. That’s... 18 hours
Google changes its messaging strategy again: Goodbye to Allo, double down on RCS
TechCrunch Google’s long-and-winding road to figuring out messaging is taking yet another change of direction after the company called time on Allo, its... 21 hours
Don’t just stir; Stircle
TechCrunch Although I do my best to minimize the trash produced by my lifestyle (blog posts notwithstanding), one I can't really control, at least without carrying a spoon on my person at all times, is the necessity of using a disposable... 1 day
Technique to beam HD video with 99 percent less power could sharpen the eyes of smart homes
TechCrunch Everyone seems to be insisting on installing cameras all over their homes these days,... 1 day
The making of a hardware founder
TechCrunch Working in tech, it’s hard to avoid the many stories and congratulatory tweets about the latest company to close a funding round, and little wonder. It’s a milestone worth celebrating before getting back to work. Yet... 1 day
LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed
TechCrunch Facebook isn’t the only one in the hot seat over data privacy. A flaw in LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin that websites use to let you quickly complete forms could... 1 day
Square acquires corporate catering startup Zesty
TechCrunch Square has acquired elements of corporate catering startup Zesty . Square, which already owns on-demand food delivery service Caviar, plans to use Zesty’s assets to strengthen Caviar’s corporate ordering business, Caviar for Teams. Neither company disclosed... 1 day
Announcing how startups can exhibit for free at Disrupt SF with Top Picks
TechCrunch TechCrunch’s top goal at Disrupt SF (Sept 5-7) is to help early stage founders get lots of attention, which is why every... 1 day
Do you need a blockchain?
TechCrunch Blockchain technology is set to have a profound impact on a wide variety of industries, ranging from capital markets to the music business. While some use cases may seem obvious, the technology is still surrounded by its fair share of... 1 day
Russia’s game of Telegram whack-a-mole grows to 19M blocked IPs, hitting Twitch, Spotify and more
TechCrunch As the messaging app Telegram continues to try to evade Russian authorities by switching up its IP addresses,... 1 day
Centrify gives states a deal on identity management software to secure midterm elections
TechCrunch To secure U.S. election systems from the very real threat of targeted cyberattacks, states might need to reframe their security practices to... 1 day
Cambridge Analytica was reportedly exploring an ICO
TechCrunch In the most 2018 thing of the year so far, Reuters and The New York Times are both reporting that Cambridge Analytica was talking to crytpocurrency experts in preparation for the launch of its... 1 day
Reddit hires former Time Inc. exec Jen Wong as COO
TechCrunch Reddit, one of the internet’s largest hubs for both traffic and controversy, announced today that it has hired former Time Inc. President of Digital Jen Wong to take... 1 day
SNK may be making a mini-console stuffed with arcade classics
TechCrunch If you've worked through the amazing selection of games provided by the NES and SNES Classic Editions, you may be in luck: SNK, the legendary arcade game creator... 1 day
Lyft drivers’ lawsuit against Uber over ‘Hell’ program isn’t over
TechCrunch A class-action lawsuit led by a number of Lyft drivers against Uber regarding the alleged “Hell” spying program is moving forward in an amended way. The lawsuit, brought by... 1 day
Walmart launches ‘Check Out With Me’ for on-the-spot checkouts in hundreds of US stores
TechCrunch Walmart announced on Thursday it’s beginning to test new technology that arms store staff with mobile devices for checking out... 1 day
Apple has a new iPhone recycling robot named ‘Daisy’
TechCrunch Meet Daisy. Apple’s latest recycling robot was revealed, not coincidentally, a few days before Earth Day, in a press announcement summing up the company’s recent environmental accomplishments. The new ‘bot... 1 day
Cheddar’s digital news network is coming to Hulu, too
TechCrunch Cheddar isn’t done making deals with the over-the-top streaming TV providers. Only yesterday, news came out that Cheddar was the first digital-only network to launch a channel on YouTube’s streaming... 1 day
Laura Tyson will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics May 11 at UC Berkeley
TechCrunch We’re less than a month out from TC Sessions: Robotics, and we’ve still got some key names to share with... 1 day
Crypto-collectibles and Kitties marketplace Rare Bits raises $6M
TechCrunch Rare Bits wants to be eBay for the blockchain, where you buy, sell, and trade non-fungible crypto-goods. After CryptoKitties raised $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz last month for its decentralized digital collectibles game,... 1 day
Walmart launches ‘Check Out With Me’ for on-the-spot checkouts in hundreds of U.S. stores
TechCrunch Walmart announced on Thursday it’s beginning to test new technology that arms store staff with mobile devices for checking out... 1 day
3D printing marketplace Shapeways raises a $30 million Series E
TechCrunch Investors, it seems, aren’t entirely soured on the world of 3D printing. The technology is still making progress in the enterprise sector, and Shapeways is certainly continuing to... 1 day
Jaquet Droz is shipping its mechanical signing machine
TechCrunch Watchmaker Jaquet Droz announced its Signing Machine – a mechanical device that will sign your name for you using a series of miniature gears and springs – in 2014. Four years later,... 2 days
MoviePass’s parent company is getting crushed after offering new stock
TechCrunch Helios and Matheson Analytics is looking to push additional capital into its prime and wildly popular asset, MoviePass, by raising money in a new stock sale that appears... 2 days
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Apple offering battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros
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Flickr acquired by professional photo hosting service SmugMug
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Video: iPhone app icon management tips – do you know them all?
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'We need to rethink the entire plastics industry': Why banning plastic straws isn't enough
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Let McLaren's new titanium exhaust sing you the song of its people - Roadshow
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS dominates Nürburgring with sub-7-minute lap - Roadshow
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Feature Request: Many more HomeKit icons for easier at-a-glance control
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Motorola’s Moto G6 and Moto E5 won’t get monthly security updates, but the G6 will get Android P (eventually)
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MacBook Pro Diary: My dream monitor still doesn’t exist, but ultra-wide ones wow me
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LG V40 ThinQ rumored to be codenamed ‘Storm,’ potentially launching just months after V35
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Alienware built a decadent gaming hotel room at the Hilton Panama
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Return to Westworld with GameSpot's weekly catch-up show - CNET
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This homemade Westworld robot will give you nightmares - CNET
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This homemade Westworld robot will give you nightmares - CNET
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