Disney passes Netflix subscriber count

The Walt Disney Company reported on Wednesday that total Disney+ subscriptions rose to 152.1 million during the company’s third quarter, posting better-than-expected results. The streaming service added 14.4 million subscribers in the quarter, beating expectations of 10 million. … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 year ago

Microsoft makes further cuts focused on consumer R&D group

Microsoft has laid off employees at Modern Life Experiences, one of its consumer-focused R&D groups, according to social media posts by current and former employees. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 year ago

FCC denies Starlink’s application for $885M subsidy

The FCC has rejected the application of Starlink to provide broadband to rural America at a cost of $885 million over ten years, nullifying a tentative approval back in 2020. The agency said SpaceX, and another company initially awarded $1.3 billion, had “failed to demonstrate th … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 year ago

Spotify starts selling live music tickets to fans directly

Spotify's website lists upcoming concerts and lets users purchase tickets to these shows through debit or credit card; users must have a Spotify account. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 year ago

Hootsuite lays off nearly a third of its workforce as CEO tries to ‘refocus’

Hootsuite has raised more than $300 million in capital to date - it just laid off 30% of its staff. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 year ago

BMW hedges its EV bet, appears poised to repeat mistakes of the past

BMW is on the verge of creating another compromise platform that could hamstring its EV efforts. | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 1 year 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 | 4 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 6 years ago

Yandex shows off the first tests of self-driving cars on Moscow roads

 Russian search and internet services giant Yandex has been working on its autonomous driving program, and its most recent achievement is a public self-driving pilot of its self-driving test car in Moscow, the first such test on public roads in the Russian capital. Yandex had an … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Bynder acquires digital asset management service Webdam from Shutterstock for $49.1M

 Bynder, one of the leading companies in the digital asset management space, today announced that it has acquired Shutterstock‘s Webdam. The Amsterdam-based company tells us that it paid $49.1 million for Webdam, which Shutterstock itself acquired back in 2014. Like Bynder, Webda … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

India’s Zoomcar raises $40M led by automotive giant Mahindra & Mahindra

 India’s Zoomcar — which operates an on-demand car rental service — has raised a $40 million Series C round led by Mahindra & Mahindra, the 70-year-old Indian corporation that specializes in automotive. Ford and other existing investors also took part in the round, Zoomcar confir … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

The Rise of the Rest seed fund announces its first group of investments

 The Rise of the Rest seed fund’s first round of startup investments cover eight states that are usually overlooked by tech investors, including Kentucky, South Carolina and Ohio. The $150 million fund was launched in December by Steve Case and J.D. Vance, with backing from many … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Coinbase blames Visa for glitch that overcharged users

 While Coinbase has had its fair share of technical issues the last few months, it seems the latest one may not be their fault. Earlier today reports started coming in across social media and reddit that Coinbase users were seeing strange charges on their credit and debit cards. … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

This autonomous 3D scanner figures out where it needs to look

 If you need to make a 3D model of an object, there are plenty of ways to do so, but most are only automated to the extent that they know how to spin in circles around that object and put together a mesh. This new system from Fraunhofer does it more intelligently, getting a basic … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Google to acquire Xively IoT platform from LogMeIn

 Google announced today that it intends to buy Xively from LogMeIn, giving Google Cloud an established IoT platform to add to their product portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Google indicated it wants to use this purchase a … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Under Russian pressure to remove content, Instagram complies but YouTube holds off

 Instagram has taken down content posted by Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny under pressure from a government agency, while YouTube has yet to do so. Navalny and others have criticized Instagram for complying to what they call a politically-motivated move to silence him. … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is a new high point for superhero cinema

 Black Panther doesn’t look like any movie I’ve seen. I mean, I don’t want to downplay America’s long history of black cinema (a history that already includes a handful of black superheroes). Nor am I ignoring the fact that Black Panther is the latest installment of the Marvel Ci … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Let’s meet in New York

 I’ve been holding a series of micro meetups in New York over the past few years and I thought we should have one on February 28 to talk about token sales/ICOs. I’ll bring in an outside speaker and I’d love to have one or two companies pitch who are working on their own token. If … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

LiveLike raises $9.6M to get more broadcasters streaming in VR

 LiveLike, a startup that powers VR streaming experiences for broadcasters like FOX Sports and Sky, has raised a $9.6M Series B round led by Greycroft Partners and Lepe Partners. This brings total funding raised to just over $23M. As a refresher, LiveLike’s VR experience let you … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Unsplash raises $7.25M to bring cryptocurrency to its free, curated photo platform

 Unsplash is rethinking the way photography gets distributed and monetized, and today it’s announcing a $7.25 million Series A to fund those efforts. The site actually started as a side project for freelance marketplace Crew, but eventually the founders decided to focus on Unspla … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Facebook teams up with Lyft and others for crisis response efforts

 Facebook is amping up its Community Help efforts, now enabling companies like Lyft, Chase, International Medical Corps and Save the Children to easily provide information and services, like food, transportation and shelter, to people in crisis. “Our priority is to build tools th … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Nokia is re-evaluating its wearables division

 Nokia’s been facing an uphill battle for relevance in the consumer space ever since the company threw in the towel on smartphones. Wearables seemed like a reasonable road, so the company snapped up French electronics company Withings back in 2016, phasing out the name a year lat … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Pandora Premium comes to the web

 Pandora is plugging a hole in its paid subscription service with today’s launch of Pandora Premium on the web. While free users of the radio service could listen to their stations via the browser, oddly, those who pay for an upgraded experience couldn’t play their music on-deman … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Beyond the BS of Singularity U’s $32M raise to teach trendspotting

 20 minutes into my interview with CEO Rob Nail, and I still couldn’t cut through the buzzwords about his online and in-person education startup. So I asked him straight up, “with as little BS as possible, what does Singularity University do?” He told me “You learn to read the ne … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

UK accuses Russia of 2017’s NotPetya ransomware attacks

 The UK government has directly accused Russia of being behind the so called NotPetya ransomware attack last year — which quickly spread around the globe, including affecting businesses in Spain, France and India, demanding payment in Bitcoin to unlock infected machines. Read Mor … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Social analytics companies MVPindex and Umbel are merging

 MVPindex and Umbel, two companies delivering social media data to the sports and entertainment industries, are teaming up. The combined company will be led by MVPindex’s co-founders, with Stan Woodward serving as CEO, Shawn Spieth as president and chairman and Kyle Nelson as chi … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pen is a reasonably capable convertible

 You’d be forgiven if you’ve had some trouble combing through Samsung’s laptop product page. I’ve been looking most of the afternoon, and I couldn’t really tell you the distinctions between the various lines. But while the company’s not doing a great job mitigating brand confusio … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies signs first cross-state deal in the U.S.

 One of the two major dedicated companies pursuing the creation of functional Hyperloops (high-speed tunnel transportation that can zoom pods around in low pressure) has signed its first agreements that could lead to an interstate Hyperloop system. The deal with Hyperloop Transpo … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

LimeBike raises $70 million as the bike-sharing battle rages on

 Bike-sharing turned multi-modal transportation company LimeBike has raised an additional $70 million from its previously announced $50 million Series B round. This brings LimeBike’s total funding to $132 million. The funding comes shortly after LimeBike announced its entrance in … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

betaworks Studios is a membership club for builders

 betaworks, the 10-year-old startup studio out of NYC, is today introducing a brand new business in the form of betaworks Studios. Think of betaworks Studios as a membership club for builders, offering entrepreneurs, artists, enginneers/developers, and creatives the space to work … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Need a post on Harvard.edu about your ICO? $500, please

 In the endless hunt to gain credibility for token products, founders are resorting to some shady – and ridiculous – tactics. After researching the weird world of pay-for-play recently and taking part in this expose on the space, I stumbled on another corner of the Internet that … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

As Stripe backs away from crypto payments, Coinbase offers a new solution for e-commerce

 Popular payment enabler Stripe announced plans to end support for bitcoin last month, but crypto exchange Coinbase is stepping into the gap after it released a new option for online merchants. Coinbase — which is best known for its service that converts fiat into bitcoin, Ethere … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

London sets out safety-first plan for regulating ride-sharing

 After London sent ripple’s of shock through Silicon Valley last year, by denying Uber a renewal of its private hire vehicle license, the city’s transport regulator is doubling down on its scrutiny of the impact of app-based ride operators like Uber. Read More | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago

Miso scores $10 million to bring its hamburger-flipping robot to more restaurants

 Pasadena-based hardware startup Miso Robotics just got a big vote of confidence from investors, in the form of a $10 million Series B. This latest windfall led by Acacia Research Corporation brings the company’s total disclosed funding to $14 million and arrives as it ramps up p … | Continue reading


@techcrunch.com | 6 years ago