Facebook’s Creator Studio gains a mobile companion

Facebook’s Creator Studio gains a mobile companion

Facebook’s Creator Studio has added a mobile companion. The insights dashboard for creators and publishers, which debuted globally in…

A team of Imagineers will discuss Disney’s tech breakthroughs at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI, March 3 at UC Berkeley

Target breaks into the top 10 list of US e-commerce retailers

Databricks makes bringing data into its ‘lakehouse’ easier

These leaders are coming to Robotics + AI on March 3. Why aren’t you?

ChartHop grabs $5M seed led by a16z to automate the org chart

BluBracket scores $6.5M seed to help secure code in distributed environments

Facebook backs Indian education startup Unacademy

Egnyte unifies its security and productivity tooling into single platform

The six strategic stages of seed fundraising in 2020

Alibaba Cloud revenue reaches $1.5B for the quarter on 62% growth rate

7-month-old Simsim secures $16M for its social commerce in India

Datometry snares $17M Series B to help move data and applications to the cloud

Astranis raises $90 million for its next-gen satellite broadband internet service

Tozny introduces encrypted identity tool as part of security service platform

Flip raises $4M to pounce on the growing sector of employee messaging

WhatsApp hits 2 billion users, up from 1.5 billion 2 years ago

Orbital debris startup Astroscale chosen by JAXA for its first space junk removal mission

Model9 gets $9M Series A to move data between mainframes and cloud

UK names its pick for social media ‘harms’ watchdog

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How companies are working around Apple’s ban on vaping apps

How companies are working around Apple’s ban on vaping apps

Apple banned vaping apps in November 2019. Since then, the company has said very little about its decision, leaving…

Announcing the final agenda for Robotics + AI — March 3 at UC Berkeley

SentinelOne raises $200M at a $1.1B valuation to expand its AI-based endpoint security platform

Online learning marketplace Udemy raises $50M at a $2B valuation from Japanese publisher Benesse

Well, Bill Gates is never going to buy a Tesla now

Twitter acquires Stories template maker Chroma Labs

Join the Q&A with top speakers at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI (March 3)

New Early Stage speakers to talk fundraising strategies, growth marketing and PR

Elon Musk says all advanced AI development should be regulated, including at Tesla

African crowdsolving startup Zindi scales 10,000 data scientists

Apple will miss revenue forecast as coronavirus impacts its manufacturing, sales

Original Content podcast: ‘Mythic Quest’ is a likable comedy with a single standout episode

This Week in Apps: YouTube TV cancels Apple’s rev share, more bad news for mobile voting, WhatsApp hits 2B users

Tradeshift cuts headcount by three figures in effort to turn towards profitability

Judge halts Microsoft work on JEDI contract after AWS request

Apple expands “Quick Look” to let retailers sell things directly in augmented reality

Netflix fends off new streaming rivals by way of Samsung partnership

Intuition Robotics raises $36M for its empathetic digital companion

Microsoft’s game streaming service Project xCloud launches in preview on iOS

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands-on: This is more like it

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PC shipments expected to drop this year because of coronavirus outbreak

PC shipments expected to drop this year because of coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak could result in at least a 3.3% drop — and as high as a 9% dip — in the volume of PCs that will ship globally this year, research firm Canalys reported…

How ‘The Mandalorian’ and ILM invisibly reinvented film and TV production

How ‘The Mandalorian’ and ILM invisibly reinvented film and TV production

“The Mandalorian” was a pretty good show. On that most people seem to agree. But while a successful live-action Star Wars TV series is important in its own right, the way this particular show was…

Google gobbling Fitbit is a major privacy risk, warns EU data protection advisor

Google gobbling Fitbit is a major privacy risk, warns EU data protection advisor

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has intervened to raise concerns about Google’s plan to scoop up the health and activity data of millions of Fitbit users — at a time when the company is…

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Sensors are the next big thing in space, not starships

Sensors are the next big thing in space, not starships

Understanding the opportunities available in the space industry — especially for early-stage companies and new founders — isn’t easy. The…

Fintech startups raised $34B in 2019

Fintech startups raised $34B in 2019

Financial services startups raised less money in 2019 than they did in 2018 as VC firms looked to back late…

Shopify joins Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Association

Shopify joins Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Association

After eBay, Visa, Stripe, and other high-profile departures, the Facebook -backed cryptocurrency collective Libra scored a win today with the…

One year later, the future of foldables remains uncertain

One year later, the future of foldables remains uncertain

Yesterday, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Flip Z sold out online. What, precisely, that means, is hard to say, of…

Quibi’s streaming service app launches in app stores for pre-order

Quibi’s streaming service app launches in app stores for pre-order

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, is now open for pre-orders. The company declined to fully show off…

Daily Crunch: Twitter threads are getting easier

Daily Crunch: Twitter threads are getting easier

Twitter is rolling out a “continue thread” button, ViacomCBS has big plans for its streaming service and Morgan Stanley acquires…

As Morgan Stanley buys ETrade, Robinhood preps social trading

As Morgan Stanley buys ETrade, Robinhood preps social trading

Before it was worth $7.6 billion, the original idea for Robinhood was a stock trading social network. At my kitchen…

How to Sharpen the Blurriness in Edge Computing

How to Sharpen the Blurriness in Edge Computing

IT and end users need to collaborate and agree on policies and procedures for edge security, software updates, asset management…

Technology is anthropology

Technology is anthropology

The interesting thing about the technology business is that, most of the time, it’s not the technology that matters. What…

Google launches the first developer preview of Android 11

Google launches the first developer preview of Android 11

With the days of desert-themed releases officially behind it, Google today announced the first developer preview of Android 11, which…

Do trade shows still matter in the age of online business?

Do trade shows still matter in the age of online business?

The death of Mobile World Congress 2020 started as a trickle. First, it was an understandably nervous ZTE. As a…

Secret’s founder returns with anti-loneliness app Ikaria

Secret’s founder returns with anti-loneliness app Ikaria

“I don’t feel good about that. That sucks” Chrys Bader-Wechseler reflects when asked about the bullying that went down on…

Daily Crunch: Apple blames coronavirus for revenue miss

Daily Crunch: Apple blames coronavirus for revenue miss

Apple says the coronavirus outbreak will hurt its manufacturing and sales, Jeff Bezos makes a big commitment to fighting climate…

Spotify mimics Apple’s design with new podcast show page updates

Spotify mimics Apple’s design with new podcast show page updates

Spotify’s ongoing investments in the podcast-streaming side of its business helped boost podcast listening on its service by 200% last…

Facebook prototypes tabbed News Feed with Most Recent & Seen

Facebook prototypes tabbed News Feed with Most Recent & Seen

Facebook may make it easier to escape its ranking algorithm and explore the News Feed in different formats. Facebook has…

Daily Crunch: HQ Trivia is dead

Daily Crunch: HQ Trivia is dead

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered…

Images of TCL’s slide-out display smartphone surface in wake of MWC cancellation

Images of TCL’s slide-out display smartphone surface in wake of MWC cancellation

This morning brought a look at some of what we’re missing at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The show may…

The drunken HQ Trivia finale before it shut down was insane

The drunken HQ Trivia finale before it shut down was insane

“Not gonna lie. This f*cking sucks. This is the last HQ ever!” yelled host Matt Richards . And it just…

Living with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Living with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

The Galaxy Z Flip ships with the same “Care Instructions” as the Fold. It’s a five-item list with the following…

HQ Trivia shuts down after acquisition falls through

HQ Trivia shuts down after acquisition falls through

HQ Trivia is dead. Today the company laid off its full staff of 25 and will cease operation of its…

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Infosys is acquiring Simplus for $250M to grow its Salesforce consulting arm

Infosys is acquiring Simplus for $250M to grow its Salesforce consulting arm

Infosys is a huge consulting organization based in India, which works with clients as they implement complex software integrations. Today,…

Negotiatus, looking to help businesses optimize purchasing, raises $10 million

Negotiatus, looking to help businesses optimize purchasing, raises $10 million

Negotiatus, a SaaS business meant to optimize and streamline the purchasing and procurement process for businesses, has today announced the…

Tangle EE project joins Eclipse Foundation to bring distributed ledger apps to enterprise

Tangle EE project joins Eclipse Foundation to bring distributed ledger apps to enterprise

As the number of IoT devices proliferate, and machines conduct transactions with machines without humans involved, it becomes increasingly necessary…

Nearly 70% of U.S. smart speaker owners use Amazon Echo devices

Nearly 70% of U.S. smart speaker owners use Amazon Echo devices

Amazon’s dominant position in the U.S. smart speaker market will continue through this year and the next, with rivals like…

Sony to pull out of MWC over coronavirus outbreak

Sony to pull out of MWC over coronavirus outbreak

Japanese electronics firm Sony is the latest phone maker to announce it’s withdrawing from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) tradeshow,…

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Siri will now answer your election questions

Siri will now answer your election questions

Apple’s built-in voice assistant won’t help you figure out who to vote for, but it will…

Microsoft launches new dev tools for building Windows 10X dual-screen experiences

Caffeine inks exclusive agreement with Drake preps Ultimate Rap League for launch

Samsung teases videocalling on its next foldable during the Oscars

The team behind Apple’s ‘Mythic Quest’ says video games aren’t the punch line

California’s new privacy law is off to a rocky start

Senators attempt to force Twitter to ban Iranian leadership

The CIA wants to upgrade its cloud tech without DoD’s JEDI drama

Advocating reform, activist investor Elliott Management takes a $2.5B stake in SoftBank

Intezer raises $15M for its DNA-style ‘genetic’ approach to identifying and tracking malware code

Apple unifies its app stores by extending the universal purchase option to Mac apps

How Microsoft runs its $40M ‘AI for Health’ initiative

Twitter’s manipulated media policy will remove harmful tweets & voter suppression, label others

Smart TV hub Solaborate secures $10M Series A and a go-to-market partnership

Twitter suspends ‘large network’ of fake accounts used to match phone numbers to users

Last chance: Only a few tickets left to the Winter Party at Galvanize This Friday

Apple News adds coverage of 2020 US presidential election, including guides to candidates, issues & news literacy

After earnings, Amazon joins the $1T club as Alphabet dips out

Twitter suspends notorious UK hate preacher for violating abuse rules

Microsoft will now pay up to $20k for Xbox Live security exploits