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Byju’s-owned Osmo education startup enters pre-schoolers market

Osmo, a Palo Alto-based education startup acquired by Indian unicorn Byju’s for $120 million this year, is expanding its product lineup to serve a new and largely untap

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 6:30 pm

Echo Show 5 review

The Echo team must have started sweating when the Lenovo Smart Clock was announced during CES. Deep inside Seattle’s Day One building, Amazon was reading the release of

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 6:30 pm

FedEx lures online sellers with two-day air shipping at ground rates after Amazon contract ends

International shipping giant FedEx is showing it’s serious about attracting the ecommerce crowd after a high-profile termination of one of its contracts with Amazon

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 6:25 pm

Cloudflare outage affecting numerous sites on Monday AM [Update: fixed]

Cloudflare, a company providing performance and security to websites, is having network problems of its own this morning — and taking down a lot of its customers

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 6:23 pm

Cricket World Cup highlights just how big video streaming is in India

As hundreds of millions of people turn their attention to the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup tournament, many of them are using an Indian streaming service to follow the i

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 6:22 pm

Creandum closes $300M fund for early-stage investments out of Europe

As one European VC raises a fund to double down on bigger growth rounds in Europe, another has closed a fund to continue focusing on early-stage investments. Stocklhom-fo

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 4:30 pm

Carrefour sale shifts the balance of power in China’s new retail battle

Hot on the heels of Amazon’s decision to shutter its local marketplace, Carrefour — another global commerce giant — is switching up its approach to Chin

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 4:23 pm

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Facebook’s head of global spin and policy, former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, will give a speech later today providing more detail of the company’s p

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 4:06 pm

Cartier, Bulgari and other luxury brands are flocking to WeChat

Not long ago, people in China would need to visit a posh, stylish mall for luxury shopping. That’s rapidly changing as high-end brands race to embrace digital chann

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 12:15 pm

Xiaomi’s new Mi CC brand will develop ‘trendy’ smartphones for young people

Huawei may be on the ropes as it battles sanctions from the U.S. government, but fellow Chinese smartphone rival Xiaomi is in expansion mode with the launch of a new bran

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 12:06 pm

The power of Ravelry’s stance against white supremacy reaches beyond the knitting community

I am a knitter. It is more than just my hobby. Knitting has been a core part of my identity since I was five years old, when my grandmother patiently taught me how to mak

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 11:36 am

Razer goes big on payments with Visa prepaid card

The latest pairing between a tech upstart and a financial titan is a digital prepaid card targeted at Southeast Asia’s 430 million-plus unbanked and underserved pop

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 8:22 am

Gillmor Gang: Cash Machine

The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday June 23, 2019. Streamed live to Twitter, or just

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 5:30 am

Two days left to apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2019

What do early-stage startups Forethought, Pi and Recordgram have in common with successful tech companies like Dropbox, Mint and TripIt? They all competed in Startup Batt

TechCrunch 24 Jun 2019 3:13 am

Who’s going to use the big bad Libra?

There is so much to write about Libra, and so much which has already been written misses the mark, mostly, I think, because most pundits haven’t spent much time in

TechCrunch 23 Jun 2019 6:30 pm

Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment

Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of st

TechCrunch 23 Jun 2019 3:28 pm

While people puzzle over WeWork, niche co-working spaces continue gaining traction

This week, a young, New York-based startup called Alma raised $8 million in funding to expand its “co-practicing community of therapists, coaches, and wellness prof

TechCrunch 23 Jun 2019 5:32 am

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite goes live in Canada, Germany, and 23 other countries

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (think Pokémon GO, but with wands and giant spiders instead of pokéballs and Pikachus) officially launched earlier this week, but with a cat

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 11:49 pm

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘When They See Us’ is difficult-but-essential viewing

“When They See Us,” a new miniseries on Netflix, can be so infuriating that it’s hard to watch — especially its first hour, which depicts the arrest o

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 11:44 pm

Bill Gates on making “one of the greatest mistakes of all time”

At a recent event hosted for founders by the venture firm Village Global, one of its most prominent investors, Bill Gates, sat down with Eventbrite cofounder and CEO Juli

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 11:23 pm

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds levels of gas on Mars that could suggest possibility of life

NASA’s Curiosity Rover has detected high levels of methane output during its mission on the Martian surface, the New York Times reports. The discovery, found during

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 10:22 pm

Ray Dalio, Niantic, Adobe, Dropbox, remote work, Northzone, and Slack

Ray Dalio on the Extra Crunch stage at Disrupt SF 2019 This year at Disrupt SF, we will be hosting a special Extra Crunch stage focused on the issues that confront startu

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 8:30 pm

Equity transcribed: Slack’s IPO, the VCs behind Facebook Libra, founder salaries and trouble in scooter-land

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity. This week, TechCrunch’s Danny Crichton filled in for co-host Alex Wilhelm – who was out in prepa

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 8:00 pm

Startups Weekly: The scooter cash desert

In this week's newsletter: Slack's direct listing, Juul's conundrum and Facebook's new cryptocurrency.

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 5:30 pm

Netflix is testing a pop-out floating video player on desktop

Netflix is testing out a new feature that could mean you never have to stop watching, not even while you work – it’s a pop-out video player, similar to the one yo

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 4:57 pm

Google Pay expands its integration with PayPal to online merchants

Google and PayPal have been strategic partners for some time. The companies in 2017 announced that PayPal would become a payment method in Android Pay, the service that l

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 1:39 am

What money should be

With the release of the Facebook consortium’s project Libra whitepaper, the internet, tech world, financial services industry and policy circles are all burning with co

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 12:30 am

Airbus-owned Voom will compete with Uber Copter in the U.S. in 2019

The U.S. air taxi market is heating up: Aeronautics industry giant Airbus will be among the companies operating on-demand air travel service in 2019 in American skies, Fa

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 12:26 am

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative gives $68M to fund Human Cell Atlas projects

An ongoing global project to map the human body cell by cell has receive a $68 million shot in the arm from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. It will support dozens of indi

TechCrunch 22 Jun 2019 12:03 am

Ray Dalio is coming to Disrupt SF

When it comes to the gods of finance, few people reach the stratosphere of Ray Dalio . The founder of Bridgewater, the investment firm that has grown to manage $150 billi

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 11:23 pm

Daily Crunch: Google’s not making any more tablets

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

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 11:12 pm

Slack and Zoom are flying high; they’re also being chased already by upstarts

Two of the highest-flying now-public enterprise companies of the year — Slack and Zoom — are different in many ways, besides the fact that one is focused on w

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 11:12 pm

Apply to Startup Battlefield for a shot at TC fame and fortune

What would a $100,000 cash infusion do for your early-stage startup? Don’t just imagine it. Apply to compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on Oc

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 11:00 pm

‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ reaches 400K downloads, $300K in consumer spend in UK and US

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the highly anticipated new mobile game from Pokémon GO makers Niantic and Warner Brothers’ games division, is off to a good start, but

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 10:59 pm

‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: Nomiku Founder CEO Lisa Fetterman on why Silicon Valley doesn’t c..

Welcome to this week’s transcribed edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts This is Your Life in

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 10:41 pm

Prices increase tonight on passes to Disrupt SF 2019

This is it, the final day the super-early-bird is hanging out at TechCrunch dispensing serious savings on passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2019. Once the clock ticks onto

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 10:30 pm

LTE flaws let hackers ‘easily’ spoof presidential alerts

Security vulnerabilities in LTE can allow hackers to “easily” spoof presidential alerts sent to mobile phones in the event of a national emergency. Using off-

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 10:16 pm

TechCrunch is back in New York next week!

TechCrunch is headed back to NYC to find the next wave of early stage startups tackling big ideas!  Last time we held an event in New York it was 2017, so we are overdue

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 10:09 pm

Nowports raises $5.3 million to become Latin America’s digital shipping answer to Flexport

Nowports, a developer of software and services to track freight shipments from ports to destinations across Latin America, has aims to become the regional answer to Flexp

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 10:08 pm

YouTube confirms a test where the comments are hidden by default

YouTube’s comments section has a bad reputation. It’s even been called “the worst on the internet,” and a reflection of YouTube’s overall to

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 9:31 pm

Three years after moving off AWS, Dropbox infrastructure continues to evolve

Conventional wisdom would suggest that you close your data centers and move to the cloud, not the other way around, but in 2016 Dropbox undertook the opposite journey. It

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 9:05 pm

Early-bird pricing ends tonight for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

The robotaxi’s blowin’ its horn and zooming autonomously down the home stretch. At 11:59 p.m. (PT) on June 21 — that’s tonight, people — we hit the brakes on ea

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 9:00 pm

Space startup Wyvern wants to make data about Earth’s health much more accessible

The private space industry is seeing a revolution driven by cube satellites, which are affordable, lightweight satellites that are much easier than traditional satellites

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 8:55 pm

eBay and Facebook told to tackle trade in fake reviews

Facebook and eBay have been warned by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to do more to tackle the sale of fake reviews on their platforms. Fake review

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 8:21 pm

Northzone’s Paul Murphy goes deep on the next era of gaming

As the gaming market continues to boom, billions of dollars are being invested in new games and new streaming platforms vying to own a piece of the action. Most of the va

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 8:14 pm

PayPal COO Bill Ready to depart at end of 2019

PayPal Chief Operating Officer Bill Ready is leaving the company at the end of the year, PayPal announced via a statement issued on Thursday. The exec had first joined Pa

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 7:44 pm

African fintech dominates Catalyst Fund’s 2019 startup cohort

African fintech has taken center stage for the Catalyst Fund, a JP Morgan Chase and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-backed accelerator that provides mentorship and no

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 6:30 pm

The VCs behind Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 6:30 pm

Facebook adds new limits to address the spread of hate speech in Sri Lanka and Myanmar

As Facebook grapples with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing changes that limit the spread of messages in two countries where it has come under

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 1:51 pm

Terry Gou resigns as Foxconn’s chairman to run for president of Taiwan

Terry Gou said at Foxconn’s annual general meeting today that he is leaving the electronics manufacturing giant as he prepares to run for president of Taiwan. Gou, who

TechCrunch 21 Jun 2019 10:38 am