Grey

For fleet managers, managing shipping crew changes across different countries is an elaborate process even in the best of times—and now is definitely not the best of times. Greywing, a Y Combinator-backed platform for automating maritime operations, launched a new solution today … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 35 minutes ago

Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the team from subscription news app, Brief

Twitter’s recent acquisition spree continues today as the company announces it has acqui-hired the team from news aggregator and summary app Brief. The startup from former Google engineers launched last year to offer a subscription-based news summary app that aimed to tackle many … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 13 hours ago

Court bypasses 5th Amendment ordering man to unlock laptop with face

The defendant's Windows laptop was one of several devices seized by the FBI | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 18 hours ago

South African payments startup Yoco raises $83M Series C

Despite South Africa's high card and mobile penetration rates of over 70%, the country's SMEs still struggle to accept cards. Yoco's portable card machines proved masterful in solving this problem. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 22 hours ago

Court orders US Capitol rioter to unlock his laptop ‘with his face’

The defendant's Windows laptop was one of several devices seized by the FBI | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 23 hours ago

German startup Aleph Alpha raises $27M Series A round to build ‘Europe’s OpenAI’

With Microsoft now being an investor in OpenAI the field now more open for new insurgents into the open-source AI arena. Now a German company hopes to take on the next AI mantle and produce something akin to the success of the GPT-3 AI model. German AI startup Aleph Alpha has now … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 day ago

I Created a $350M Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software

I’ve always wanted to make a lot of money, have people pay a lot of attention to me and do a lot of exciting things. I just never knew how. Many of my friends who are founders of their own companies tell me how they exhibited the entrepreneurial spirit as a kid -- they sold candy … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 day ago

Tesla's Q2 profit surpasses $1B

Tesla reported Monday an eye-popping $1.14 billion in net income in the second quarter, results that blew past analyst expectations and marked the first time the company’s quarterly profit (on a GAAP basis) has passed the three-comma threshold. The results pushed shares up more t … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 day ago

I get it, Elizabeth Holmes

The next time someone jokes at a cocktail party about Elizabeth Holmes’ baritone voice, remind them how dumb is it that we give more money to people with deep voices. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 day ago

Bezos offers billions in incentives for NASA’s lunar lander contract

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Blue Origin, is offering to knock up to $2 billion off the cost of developing a lunar lander and to self-fund a pathfinder mission in exchange for a NASA contract. The specific contract in question relates to developing a lunar lander for th … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 day ago

Mint’s first PM raises millions for Monarch, an Accel-backed money mgmt platform

Monarch, a subscription-based platform that aims to help consumers “plan and manage” their financial lives, has raised $4.8 million in seed funding. Accel led the round, which also included participation from SignalFire, and brings the Mountain View-based yet fully distributed st … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 4 days ago

After going public via a SPAC, Taboola acquires e-commerce marketing network Connexity for $800M

Taboola, the company that operates a popular grid-based advertising and content recommendation network across media properties, today announced an acquisition to expand its reach further into e-commerce, its first big move since going public in June by way of a SPAC: It is paying … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 4 days ago

Tumblr users lash out against its beta subscription feature

The Tumblr community often refers to itself as the Wild West of the internet, and they’re not wrong. A text post with over 70,000 notes puts it best: “Tumblr is my favorite social media site because this place is literally uninhabitable for celebrities. No verification system, no … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 5 days ago

India considering phased roll out of central bank digital currency

India’s central bank is considering launching a digital currency, according to a top executive, giving a clear indication of its intentions for the first time after previously stating that it was studying the idea. T Rabi Sankar, the deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India, said … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 5 days ago

Index Ventures' trio of new funds leads to $3 billion, and more TikTok

Index Ventures has closed a trio of new funds: a $900 million early-stage fund, a $2 billion growth-stage fund and a previously announced $200 million seed-stage fund. The close gives Index $3 billion in new capital, its largest tranche yet, to deploy into emerging startups and e … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 5 days ago

Tailor Brands raises $50M, aims to be one-stop shop for small businesses to launch

Tailor Brands, a startup that automates parts of the branding and marketing process for small businesses, announced Thursday it has raised $50 million in Series C funding. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 5 days ago

Twitter tests Reddit-style upvote and downvote buttons

Twitter will test the use of Reddit-like upvote and downvote buttons as a way to better highlight the more interesting and relevant replies in a longer conversation thread. The company announced this afternoon it would begin what it’s calling a “small research experiment” that wi … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 days ago

Microsoft says China-backed hackers are exploiting Exchange zero-days

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@techcrunch.com | 6 days ago

Samsung will announce new foldables on August 11

Samsung just sent out invites for its next Unpacked event. There are those companies that like to sneak hints into their invites — and then there’s Samsung. The note leads with the big, bold words “Get ready to unfold” and features a pair of flat-colored objects that can reasonab … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 days ago

Why Techcrunch articles refuse to be displayed in my iPhone?

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@techcrunch.com | 7 days ago

Hyper is a $60M early-stage fund co-founded by Josh Buckley, Product Hunt’s current CEO along with writer, founder and designer Dustin Curtis. Two ex-Sequoia operators are part of the team at launch as well. Malika Cantor as Partner and GM and Ashton Brown as Head of Program. The … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 7 days ago

YouTube’s newest monetization tool lets viewers tip creators for their uploads

YouTube announced its latest feature, Super Thanks, on Tuesday. This is YouTube’s fourth Paid Digital Good, which is what the platform calls any product that lets fans directly pay creators. So far, these tools include Super Chat, Super Stickers and channel subscriptions — but Su … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 7 days ago

Mural raises $50M Series C at a $2B valuation to expand visual collaboration

This morning Mural, a startup that builds digital collaboration software with a focus on visual presentation, announced that it has closed a $50 million Series C. The new capital, co-led by prior investors Insight Partners and Tiger Global, values the startup at more than $2 bill … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 7 days ago

Fitness app healthifyMe to expand worldwide after raising 75m Series C

People shopping around for a fitness app already have a plethora to pick from: MyFitnessPal, Noom and Lifesum, to name a few. Founded in India, HealthifyMe is betting that users around the world will prefer its range of customizable health programs. The Bangalore-based company an … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 7 days ago

Why the Internet Needs IPFS Before It's Too Late

IPFS isn’t exactly a well-known technology yet, even among many in the Valley, but it’s quickly spreading by word of mouth among folks in the open-source community. Many are excited by its potential to greatly improve file transfer and streaming speeds across the Internet. From m … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 8 days ago

What we learned from selling a blockchain service to African governments

Africa is a smaller addressable market. If you’re looking to pitch a product or service to governments, it’s helpful to keep in mind that your first customer might be from a smaller country. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 8 days ago

US blames China for Exchange server hacks and ransomware attacks

The U.S. has not previously accused Beijing of launching ransomware attacks. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 8 days ago

Tool tells you if NSO’s Pegasus spyware targeted your phone

The toolkit scans iPhone and Android backup files for evidence of a compromise. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 8 days ago

Amazon computing power and F1 got the data crunched for its new race car

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 8 days ago

Microsoft secures court order to take down malicious ‘homoglyph’ domains

Homoglyph domains use the similarities of some letters to impersonate legitimate websites. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 8 days ago

Nym gets $6M for its anonymous overlay mixnet to sell privacy as a service

Switzerland-based privacy startup Nym Technologies has raised $6 million, which is being loosely pegged as a Series A round. Earlier raises included a $2.5 million seed round in 2019. The founders also took in grant money from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research fund durin … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 8 days ago

Zoom buys cloud call center firm Five9 for $14.7B

Zoom is taking advantage of the impressive rise in its stock price in the past year to make its first major acquisition. The popular video conferencing firm, which was valued at about $9 billion at its IPO two years ago, said Sunday evening it has agreed a deal to buy cloud call … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 9 days ago

The Apple Card's missing number, rotating CVV, and more ↦

One of the most buzzy announcements on Apple’s stage this week was Apple Card, its in-house credit card powered by Goldman Sachs and Mastercard. Consumers, tech press, financial press and Wall Street were all intrigued for various reasons. But there are still a ton of questions a … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 2 years ago

Target debuts same-day delivery for in-store purchases in some urban markets

Target wants to make it easier for customers in urban markets to shop its store and get their hauls home, without having to lug their bags onto the subway or other public transit. These customers may skip buying heavier items like 12-packs of soda, big bags of dog food, gallons o … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Coinbase buys Earn.com and makes CEO Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO

Coinbase, the prominent cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its most significant piece of M&A to date after it agreed to buy Earn.com, the U.S. startup that uses the blockchain for its paid-email service, in a deal worth over $120 million. In additional, Coinbase has appointed … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Lyft riders tipped 8% more on average in 2017

Lyft drivers have earned more than $500 million in tips to date, Lyft announced today. Since fleshing out tip functionality last June to encourage higher tip amounts, tip averages increased by nearly 8 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. While it took four years for Lyft to reach $ … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s latest exoplanet-hunting satellite

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today during a 30 second window at 6:32pm EDT. Onboard is NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) designed to find exoplanets. SpaceX said this morning there’s an 80 percent chance of launching today. Following the launch, Spa … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Here’s the ultra-low-light phone camera Sony promised

Sony promised an ‘ultra low-light camera’ during its Mobile World Congress press conference back in February. The off-hand announcement was intended to throw a bit of shade at Samsung’s recent flagship, but ultimately had the unintended consequence of undermining the company’s ow … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Domino’s will now deliver to 150,000 parks, pools and other non-traditional locations

Domino’s will now deliver your pizza to the beach – well, sort of! Or the park, the sports field, that one gas station down the road, or some notable landmark in your city where it will be easy for your delivery driver to find you, among other places. The company announced today … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Porsche plans 500 fast charging stations across US

Porsche is planning a Supercharger-like network of fast charging stations at dealerships and highway locations across the US. There will be at least 500 by the end of 2019 according to Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche Cars North America, speaking to Automotive News. The timing coinc … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Tesla updates user interface, web browser in older Model S and Model X vehicles

A new update is bringing an improved user interface to older Tesla vehicles. According to this report citing forum users, the v8.1 (2018.12) update improves the speed and capability in Model S and Model X vehicles equipped with an Nvidia Tegra 3-powered MCU. This was expected; Mu … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Bolt Threads joins Modern Meadow in the quest to bring lab-grown leather to market

There’s a new world of lab-grown replacements coming for everything from the meat department in your grocery store to a department store near you. Lab-made leather replacements will soon join vegetable-based meat replacements on store shelves thanks to startups like Bolt Threads, … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

U.S. companies banned from selling components to ZTE

This time last year, Chinese electronics giant ZTE pled guilty to violating sanctions on Iran and North Korea. This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a seven-year export restriction for the company, resulting in a ban on U.S. component makers selling to ZTE.  The … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys

The Russian state telecommunication regulator has began blocking Telegram as expected. This comes after the messaging company refused to give Russian security services encryption keys. The service is expected to be blocked within the coming hours. According to several reports Tel … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

BrainQ aims to cure stroke and spinal cord injuries through mind-reader tech

 Israel-based BrainQ is a new nuerotech startup hoping to take on brain-computer interface (BCI) companies like Braintree founder Bryan Johnson’s Kernel and Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk’s Neuralink. It’s not clear yet what Musk’s startup intends to do with the computer ch … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Revolut broke even in December, now has 1.5 million customers

 Fintech startup Revolut can’t stop and won’t stop growing. The company has had an amazing month of December with a huge increase in the total volume of transactions and signups. Because of that, Revolut broke even in December for the first time ever. The company told me that it … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago

Tenor hits 12B searches in its GIF keyboard every month

 David McIntosh’s startup Tenor builds a GIF keyboard — but he actually hopes you’ll spend as little time searching on it as possible. Instead, Tenor’s aim has been to collapse the amount of time it takes for you to find a GIF you like and send it to a friend. Instead of trying t … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 3 years ago