South Africa’s FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico  TechCrunch · 50 minutes
FlexClub, a South African startup that matches investors and drivers to cars for ride-hailing services, closed a $1.2 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital. The company will use... more
TikTok parent Bytedance is getting serious about games  TechCrunch · 2 hours
A turbulent 2018 for China’s gaming market hasn’t held back newcomers. Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup behind a collection of rising new media apps including TikTok and Jinri Toutiao, is making... more
Ola raises $300M as part of a new electric vehicle partnership with Hyundai and Kia  TechCrunch · 3 hours
Ride-hailing platform Ola announced today that it has raised $300 million from Hyundai and Kia as part of... more
Watch Google unveil its mysterious gaming project live right here  TechCrunch · 3 hours
Google is holding a press event at the Game Developers Conference today in San Francisco. The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time, 1 PM Eastern Time, 5... more
Axeleo Capital raises $51 million fund  TechCrunch · 3 hours
Axeleo Capital has raised a $51 million fund (€45 million). Axeleo first started with an accelerator focused on enterprise startups. The firm is now all grown up with an acceleration program and a full-fledged VC fund.... more
Sprint customers say a glitch exposed other people’s account information  TechCrunch · 5 hours
Several Sprint customers have said they are seeing other customers’ personal information in their online accounts. One reader emailed TechCrunch with several screenshots describing the issue, warning that... more
Sprint customers say a glitch is exposing other people’s account information  TechCrunch · 6 hours
Several Sprint customers have said they are seeing other customers’ personal information in their online accounts. One reader emailed TechCrunch with several screenshots describing the issue,... more
SEC pushes court to hold Elon Musk in contempt over Tesla tweets  TechCrunch · 6 hours
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in blatant violation of a settlement agreement reached last year over securities fraud allegations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange... more
Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile,... more
Devin Nunes is suing Twitter over mean tweets from parody account of his mom  TechCrunch · 8 hours
California Representative Devin Nunes announced that he will file a $250,000 lawsuit against Twitter, alleging that the company engages in... more
Devin Nunes wants to sue Twitter over mean tweets from parody account of his mom  TechCrunch · 8 hours
California Representative Devin Nunes announced that he will file a $250,000 lawsuit against Twitter, alleging that the company... more
For $1,500, you too can get custom Tesla Nikes just like Elon Musk  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Elon Musk’s shoes — a custom pair of Nikes with a Tesla logo emblazoned above the toe box — were the belle... more
How to build The Matrix  TechCrunch · 9 hours
In this article we look at the development of video game technology past and future to ask the question: Could a simulation like that in "The Matrix" actually be built? more
Nvidia AI turns sketches into photorealistic landscapes in seconds  TechCrunch · 11 hours
Today at Nvidia GTC 2019, the company unveiled a stunning image creator. Using generative adversarial networks, users of the software are able to sketch images that are nearly photorealistic with... more
Nvidia’s T4 GPUs are coming to the AWS cloud  TechCrunch · 11 hours
In the coming weeks, AWS is launching new G4 instances with support for Nvidia’s T4 Tensor Core GPUs, the company today announced at Nvidia’s GTC conference. The T4, which is... more
Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars  TechCrunch · 11 hours
Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous vehicle development program. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang... more
Nvidia announces its next-gen RTX pods with up to 1,280 GPUs  TechCrunch · 11 hours
Nvidia wants to be a cloud powerhouse. While its history may be in graphics cards for gaming enthusiasts, its recent focus has been on its data... more
Unity adds preview support for Nvidia’s ray tracing tech to push gaming realism  TechCrunch · 12 hours
Ray tracing has been a major topic of conversation at both GDC and GTC so it seems fitting that that the overlapping... more
Atlassian acquires AgileCraft for $166M  TechCrunch · 13 hours
Atlassian today announced that it has acquired AgileCraft, a service that aims to give enterprises plan their strategic projects and workstreams. The service provides business leaders with additional insights into the current status of technical projects and gives... more
Apple Business Chat drives in-seat drink ordering at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland  TechCrunch · 13 hours
With LeBron James hundreds of miles west plying his trade for the Los Angeles Lakers these days, Cleveland Cavalier fans haven’t had... more
General Catalyst just carved out an aggressive new seed-stage program — here’s what to know  TechCrunch · 13 hours
General Catalyst is diving more seriously into the business of funding seed-stage startups. To wit, the venture firm... more
Lyft’s driver wage lawsuit in NYC continues  TechCrunch · 14 hours
As Lyft gears up to list its stock on the NASDAQ, the transportation company is facing ongoing litigation regarding driver wages in New York City. Today, a judge denied Lyft’s motion for an injunction... more
misterb&b hits the equity crowdfunding trail to expand into hotels  TechCrunch · 14 hours
Homosexuality is illegal in a third of the planet, and in eight countries, it is punishable by death. In the febrile atmosphere of today’s politics, hate crime incidents... more
Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT  TechCrunch · 15 hours
President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the... more
Kevin Tsujihara is stepping down as Warner Bros CEO  TechCrunch · 15 hours
Kevin Tsujihara is leaving his role as chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment. He joined Warner Bros. back in 1994 and took charge of the film and TV studio... more
Targeting payday lenders, Branch adds pay-on-demand features for hourly workers  TechCrunch · 15 hours
Branch, the scheduling and pay management app for hourly workers, has added a new pay-on-demand service called Pay, which is now available to anyone who downloads the Branch... more
Y Combinator bets on the booming podcast industry  TechCrunch · 15 hours
Brew helps creators get paid to podcast with a subscription-based app complete with original shows. more
Successful launch propels OneWeb to $1.25B in new funding  TechCrunch · 16 hours
Following the successful launch and deployment of the first six satellites in a planned constellation of hundreds, OneWeb has raised $1.25 billion in funding to kickstart mass production. It’s a... more
ClimaCell bets on IoT for better weather forecasts  TechCrunch · 16 hours
To accurately forecast the weather, you first need lots of data — not just to train your forecasting models but also to generate more precise and granular forecasts. Typically, this has been... more
Daily Crunch: Apple updates the iPad Mini  TechCrunch · 17 hours
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.... more
EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds  TechCrunch · 17 hours
A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating... more
EU gov’t and public health sites lousy with adtech, study finds  TechCrunch · 18 hours
A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even... more
YC-backed Basement is a social network for close friends only  TechCrunch · 18 hours
The past few years have been a bit of a dark age for budding social media startups. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snap and messenger apps took up all the... more
5 reasons to apply to compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2019  TechCrunch · 18 hours
The search is in full swing for the most innovative, interesting and utterly disruptive early-stage tech startups to compete in Startup Battlefield,... more
Moby’s new album is exclusive to the Calm meditation app  TechCrunch · 19 hours
Album exclusives are nothing new in the age of Tidal, of course. But Moby’s latest is taking a kind of circuitous route to the world’s mobile devices. The... more
America Movil acquires Nextel in Brazil for $905M  TechCrunch · 19 hours
Latin America continues to remain a focus for investors that are eyeing up its large population and growth potential. In the latest development, America Movil, the Latin American carrier that is part... more
WorkClout brings SaaS to factory floor to increase operational efficiency  TechCrunch · 19 hours
Factory software tools are often out of reach of small manufacturers, forcing them to operate with inefficient manual systems. WorkClout, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2019... more
MySpace may have lost more than a decade’s worth of user music  TechCrunch · 20 hours
It’s not as if the internet needed another cautionary tale about backing up data, but for many artists, this news is heartbreaking nonetheless. MySpace... more
Apple launches new iPad Air and iPad mini  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Apple has refreshed its iPad lineup with a press release. The company is (finally) updating the iPad mini and adding a new iPad Air. This model sits between the entry-level 9.7-inch iPad... more
Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, a new tool that enables customers to control their encryption keys in the enterprise version... more
Fifty years of the internet  TechCrunch · 22 hours
Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet... more
Meet eFounders’ next batch of startups that want to redefine the future of work  TechCrunch · 22 hours
European startup studio eFounders has been relentlessly building new startups over the past few years. In 2019, the company plans... more
KashFlow founder Duane Jackson has launched Staffology, a payroll SaaS and API  TechCrunch · 22 hours
We already knew that serial entrepreneur Duane Jackson, who is best known for founding and exiting cloud accounting software KlashFlow, was working on his... more
Lyft’s imminent IPO could value the company at $23B  TechCrunch · 1 day
Ridehailing firm Lyft will reportedly make its Nasdaq debut as early as next week. more
To get big faster, younger unicorns start buying startups sooner  TechCrunch · 1 day
In the name of getting big quick, it seems like some of the most valuable private tech companies are turning to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a way... more
SHODAN returns in System Shock 3 trailer
Unity’s latest demo is a gorgeous sci-fi short starring a lifelike virtual hero
Scientists surprised to discover meteor exploded over Bering Sea in December
Microsoft will let PC players test Halo: The Master Chief Collection ahead of release
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Google kicks off at GDC 2019 with Google Mobile Developer Day [Livestream]
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