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

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

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI brings together a wide group of the ecosystem’s leading minds on March 3 at…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As cybercrime continues to evolve and expand, a startup that is building a business focused on endpoint security has…

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

Samsung’s very good Galaxy Buds get much better battery life

Here’s everything Samsung just announced at Unpacked 2020

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Lack of big tech GDPR decisions looms large in EU watchdog’s annual report

Lack of big tech GDPR decisions looms large in EU watchdog’s annual report

The lead European Union privacy regulator for most of big tech has put out its annual report which shows another major bump in complaints filed under the bloc’s updated data protection framework, underlining the ongoing…

Thomas Kurian on his first year as Google Cloud CEO

Thomas Kurian on his first year as Google Cloud CEO

“Yes.” That was Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s simple answer when I asked if he thought he’d achieved what he set out to do in his first year. A year ago, he took the helm…

Microsoft Dynamics 365 update is focused on harnessing data

Microsoft Dynamics 365 update is focused on harnessing data

Microsoft announced a major update to its Dynamics 365 product line today, which correlates to the growing amount of data in the enterprise, and how to collect and understand that data to produce better customer…

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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…

Tinder founder funds sex tips app Lover

Tinder founder funds sex tips app Lover

Want to spice up the bedroom without paying for pills or awkward visits to a sex therapist? A new app…

Instagram prototypes “Latest Posts” feature

Instagram prototypes “Latest Posts” feature

Instagram users who miss the reverse chronological feed might get a new way to see the most recent pics and…

Phone manufacturers eye their next move as 5G goes mainstream

Phone manufacturers eye their next move as 5G goes mainstream

For two years running, Samsung played the same trick and front-loaded its annual event by announcing a new foldable. Last…

Daily Crunch: Mobile World Congress is canceled

Daily Crunch: Mobile World Congress is canceled

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

GameSnacks, from Google’s Area 120, brings fast, casual online games to developing markets

GameSnacks, from Google’s Area 120, brings fast, casual online games to developing markets

A new project called GameSnacks is launching today from Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120, with the goal of bringing fast-loading,…

FTC votes to review influencer marketing rules & penalties

FTC votes to review influencer marketing rules & penalties

Undisclosed influencer marketing posts on social media should trigger financial penalties, according to a statement released today by the Federal…

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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,…

Xerox sweetens HP offer to $24 per share as take-over drama continues

Xerox sweetens HP offer to $24 per share as take-over drama continues

Ever since Xerox set its sights on HP last November, the companies have been engaged in an ongoing battle. Xerox…

Amazon withdraws from MWC over coronavirus-related concerns

Amazon withdraws from MWC over coronavirus-related concerns

Amazon is the latest company to cancel its plans for the Mobile World Congress, which will take place later this…

After $479M round on $12.4B valuation, Snowflake CEO says IPO is next step

After $479M round on $12.4B valuation, Snowflake CEO says IPO is next step

Snowflake, the cloud-based data warehouse company, doesn’t tend to do small rounds. On Friday night word leaked out about its…

Facebook’s Twitter account compromised, hacker group claims credit

Facebook’s Twitter account compromised, hacker group claims credit

There’s this brilliant feeling on Fridays if you’re a reporter when you think that all the things you have to…

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Spike linked to religious group

Spike linked to religious group

More than half of South Korea’s novel coronavirus cases can be linked to the Shincheonji religious…

This highway was a tribute to the Confederacy. Soon, it will honor Harriet Tubman

Coronavirus fears grow as global cases spike

15-month-old reported missing two months after last seen

Sadness turns to anger in Germany after attack at shisha bars

Letting an F-bomb fly in public in Virginia used to cost you a $250 fine. Not anymore

'Parasite' distributor claps back at Trump's criticism of the film: 'Understandable, he can't read'

With her newborn in intensive care, this Good Samaritan mom rescued a trucker from a highway blaze

The US 'understanding' with the Taliban — stop fighting for long enough and we'll leave

6 takeaways from Democrats' Bloomberg pile-on in Nevada

Harry and Meghan are dropping the word 'Royal' from their brand

Mangrove Capital’s Mark Tluszcz on the huge mHealth opportunity and why focusing on UX is key

Elizabeth Warren gives her campaign much-needed boost with fiery debate performance

Rep. tells GOP to 'get a backbone' against Russian meddling

Harvard students sue university officials over school's investment ties to prisons

Her killer claimed she died as a result of rough sex. He's not the only one using this tactic

Coronavirus global death toll rises to more than 2,100

A small private jet skidded down a runway in Daytona Beach with no landing gear. No one was hurt

Why Putin would want Trump to win in 2020

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

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

Two years after getting a $100 million commitment from 21st Century Fox to build a mobile-based…

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

CalTech scores massive $1.1B verdict against Apple and Broadcom in patent case

Apple’s redesigned Maps app is available across the US, adds real-time transit for Miami