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The Bugatti Centodieci is a $8.9 million homage to the early 90s EB110 supercar

The Bugatti Centodieci is the French automaker’s most powerful supercar yet — coming in a skosh above the Chiron at 1,600 horsepower. But it’s not just the

TechCrunch 19 Aug 2019 4:37 am

Tesla pitches a solar rental program to boost its renewable energy business

Tesla is pitching customers on a new rental offering for solar power as a way to revive the flagging fortunes of its renewable energy business. Once among the largest ins

TechCrunch 19 Aug 2019 2:18 am

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Wu Assassins’ is a punching, kicking delight

When we reviewed “Another Life” last week, we described it as an old-fashioned science fiction space show, something that’s been absent from TV for the

TechCrunch 18 Aug 2019 7:30 pm

The mainstream media have still not learned the lessons of Gamergate

This week the New York Times published a five-years-later retrospective on Gamergate and its aftereffects, which is chilling and illuminating, and you should go read it.

TechCrunch 18 Aug 2019 6:30 pm

Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse

Hey. 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 stories that emerged

TechCrunch 18 Aug 2019 5:30 pm

NASA and SpaceX practice Crew Dragon evacuation procedure with astronaut recovery vessel

NASA and SpaceX continue their joint preparations for the eventually astronaut crew missions that SpaceX will fly for the agency, with a test of the emergency evacuation

TechCrunch 17 Aug 2019 10:55 pm

Voyage’s driverless future, ghost work, B2B growth strategies, and Black Hat takeaways

Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future In the autonomous vehicle space, startups have taken radically different strategies to building our AV future. Some

TechCrunch 17 Aug 2019 10:30 pm

SoftBank reportedly plans to lend employees as much as $20 billion to invest in its VC fund

SoftBank has a plant to loan up to $20 billion to its employees, including CEO Masayoshi Son, for the purposes of having that capital re-invested in SoftBank’s own

TechCrunch 17 Aug 2019 8:29 pm

Privacy researchers devise a noise-exploitation attack that defeats dynamic anonymity

Privacy researchers in Europe believe they have the first proof that a long-theorised vulnerability in systems designed to protect privacy by aggregating and adding noise

TechCrunch 17 Aug 2019 6:30 pm

Startups Weekly: The mad dash to the public markets

In this week's newsletter: Meet the soon-to-be Y Combinator graduates

TechCrunch 17 Aug 2019 5:30 pm

Startup success depends on how effectively you communicate with customers: Ankit Jain, CEO, MyOperator

Innovation in technologies helps startups succeed in their business not only by allowing them to serve customers in innovative ways but also help them by answering queri

Zee Biz 17 Aug 2019 1:50 pm

ShareChat raises $100 mn in Series-D funding - to hire talent, add technology

ShareChat, a regional social media platform, has announced that it has raised a new round of funding of $100 million in its Series-D funding. ShareChat has raised a tota

Zee Biz 17 Aug 2019 11:08 am

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review

It’s true, you’ve got the Galaxy Note to thank for your big phone. When the device hit the scene at IFA 2011, large screens were still a punchline. That same year, St

TechCrunch 17 Aug 2019 4:16 am

ClearBrain launches analytics tools focused on connecting cause and effect

Businesses need to understand cause and effect: Someone did X and it increased sales, or they did Y and it hurt sales. That’s why many of them turn to analytics —

TechCrunch 17 Aug 2019 3:09 am

L.A.-based Upfront Ventures has two new general partners, bringing its GP count to eight

Upfront Ventures, the 23-year-old, L.A.-based venture capital firm, is gearing up for far more deal-making. In addition to filing paperwork with the SEC this summer to ra

TechCrunch 17 Aug 2019 2:24 am

Daily Crunch: Cloudflare is going public

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 17 Aug 2019 12:49 am

How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray

The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while we

TechCrunch 17 Aug 2019 12:34 am

Lumineye helps first responders identify people through walls

Any first responder knows that situational awareness is key. In domestic violence disputes, hostage rescue, or human trafficking situations, first responders often need h

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 11:50 pm

Slack co-founder Cal Henderson and Spark Capital’s Megan Quinn are coming to Disrupt SF

If there was one company at the top of everyone’s mind this year, it was Slack. The now-ubiquitous workplace messaging tool began trading on the New York Stock Exch

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 11:44 pm

Google discloses its acquisition of mobile learning app Socratic as it relaunches on iOS

Google publicly disclosed its acquisition of homework helper app Socratic in an announcement this week, detailing the added support for the company’s A.I. technolog

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 11:26 pm

Northrop Grumman to build its OmegA rocket at NASA’s VAB as first commercial tenant

NASA is celebrating alongside Northrop Grumman at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as the latter becomes the first commercial partner to make use of the Vehicle Assembly

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 10:35 pm

Amazon customers say they received emails for other people’s orders

Users have said they are receiving emails from Amazon containing invoices and order updates on other customers, TechCrunch has learned. Jake Williams, founder of cybersec

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 10:30 pm

Showcase your startup in Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2019

What’s the lifeblood of any early-stage startup? Money and media coverage. Opportunities to acquire both abound at Disrupt San Francisco 2019, our flagship tech confere

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 10:30 pm

Startup ads are taking over the subway

If you’re a New Yorker, one of the easiest ways to keep up-to-date on the latest consumer products — furniture, beauty products, mobile apps, you name it — is to ho

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 10:01 pm

SmileDirectClub files to go public amidst concerns from dental associations

SmileDirectClub, the at-home teeth-straightening service, is on its way to becoming a public company. SmileDirectClub is seeking to raise up to $100 million in its IPO, a

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 10:01 pm

YC-backed Lokal wants to bring local news, classifieds to 900 million Indians in their regional languages

Each month millions of Indians are coming online for the first time, making India the last great growth market for internet companies worldwide. But winning them presents

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 9:41 pm

Postmates lands permit to test its Serve autonomous delivery robots in SF

Postmates has officially received the green light from the city of San Francisco to begin testing its Serve wheeled delivery robot on city streets, as first reported by t

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 9:32 pm

Y Combinator-backed Holy Grail is using machine learning to build better batteries

For a long, long time, renewable energy proponents have considered advancements in battery technology to be the Holy Grail of the industry. Advancements in energy storage

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 9:22 pm

Twitter to test a new filter for spam and abuse in the Direct Message inbox

Twitter is testing a new way to filter unwanted messages from your Direct Message inbox. Today, Twitter allows users to set their Direct Message inbox as being open to re

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 9:05 pm

8 million Android users tricked into downloading 85 adware apps from Google Play

Dozens of Android adware apps disguised as photo editing apps and games have been caught serving ads that would take over users’ screens as part of a fraudulent mon

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 8:23 pm

Motorola has GoPro aspirations for its latest budget handset

Good on Motorola for keeping it interesting. At the end of the day, I’m not sure how large a market there is for a budget “action camera” phone, but in a world of s

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 8:15 pm

How should B2B startups think about growth? Not like B2C

Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of B2B companies apply ineffective demand generation strategies to their startup. If you’re a B2B founder trying to grow your busines

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 7:39 pm

YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue

YouTube is making a change to its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos, which may result in an increased number of blocked videos in the shorter ter

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 7:26 pm

Protein replacement startups are coming for food additives as Shiru launches from Y Combinator

Shiru, a new company that’s launching from the latest batch of Y Combinator-backed startups, is joining the ranks of the businesses angling for a spot at the vangua

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 6:11 pm

How-to: Exhibit for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2019

We love a good how-to, especially one that saves early-stage startup founders money and positions them for mad success. We’re talking about how to apply to be a TC Top

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 1:30 pm

China’s Transsion and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund

Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion is teaming up with Kenya’s Wapi Capital to source and fund early-stage African fintech startups. Headquartered in S

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 8:16 am

Twitter leads $100M round in top Indian regional social media platform ShareChat

Is there room for another social media platform? ShareChat, a four-year-old social network in India that serves tens of million of people in regional languages, just answ

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 7:00 am

Apple is suing Corellium

Apple is suing virtualization software company Corellium, according to documents filed today in Florida. Corellium allows customers to create and interact with virtual iO

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 5:27 am

Cloudflare has a third co-founder, Lee Holloway, who’s credited with making the company what is today

Not every co-founder is acknowledged at the companies that they help to launch. Sometimes, they quit or they’re elbowed out. Often, they’re conveniently writt

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 4:17 am

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

With the end of Moore’s Law, new semiconductors are required for a cloud-native, data-dominated, AI-powered, IoT world. The rise of new players will put silicon back in

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 2:30 am

Elysium and the quest to bottle the fountain of youth

Alice Lloyd George Contributor Share on Twitter Alice Lloyd George is an early stage investor based in New York and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations wi

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 2:15 am

Traces AI is building a less invasive alternative to facial recognition tracking

With all of the progress we’ve seen in deep learning tech in the past few years, it seems pretty inevitable that security cameras become smarter and more capable in

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 1:33 am

Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich will join us for TC Sessions: Enterprise on September 5

Being the CTO for one of the three major hypercloud providers may seem like enough of a job for most people, but Mark Russinovich, the CTO of Microsoft Azure, has a few o

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 1:19 am

Daily Crunch: Microsoft admits humans can listen to Skype, Cortana audio

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 16 Aug 2019 1:04 am

Corey Weiner is taking over as CEO of mobile ad company Jun Group

After 18 years at the helm, Mitchell Reichgut is stepping down as CEO of Jun Group, with COO and President Corey Weiner taking over as chief executive. The news comes jus

TechCrunch 16 Aug 2019 12:07 am

Gradjoy is a Y Combinator-backed fintech to help you knock out your student loans

The right people to solve the trillion dollar student debt crisis might be the ones who are suffering from it the hardest. If you’re a recent college graduate, ther

TechCrunch 15 Aug 2019 11:51 pm

Local governments are forcing the scooter industry to grow up fast

Gone are the days when tech companies can deploy their services in cities without any regard for rules and regulations. Before the rise of electric scooters, cities had a

TechCrunch 15 Aug 2019 11:35 pm

US Cyber Command has publicly posted malware linked to a North Korea hacking group

U.S. Cyber Command, the sister division of the National Security Agency focused on offensive hacking and security operations, has released a set of new samples of malwar

TechCrunch 15 Aug 2019 11:33 pm

Media software Plex launches a new desktop app for Mac and Windows

Plex today is launching a new desktop application for Mac and Windows, with the goal of eventually replacing Plex Media Player as the company’s only desktop solutio

TechCrunch 15 Aug 2019 11:33 pm

Apple, Samsung continue growth as North American wearables market hits $2B

New numbers out of Canalys show strong continued growth for the North America wearables market for Q2. The market hit $2 billion value for the quarter, according to the f

TechCrunch 15 Aug 2019 11:23 pm