Trump gets on Twitch

Trump gets on Twitch

The reelection campaign will be livestreamed. US president Donald Trump has joined Amazon-owned livestreaming platform Twitch. Twitch is best…

Apple Arcade’s black box

Daily Crunch: Apple pulls Hong Kong app

Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta

Apple pulls HKmap from App Store, the day after Chinese state media criticized its “unwise and reckless decision” to approve it

Daily Crunch: China pressures Apple

Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads

Daily Crunch: Apple releases latest MacOS update

Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh,’ won the local video streaming market with just $10M

Via and city of Cupertino are launching an on-demand public transit network

Apple’s MacOS Catalina is now available

Amid AR/VR experiments, Apple reportedly buys UK visual effects studio

Ellen Pao calls out Twitter’s ‘public town square’ model as flawed

Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store

Microsoft’s new wireless earbuds work with Office — no, seriously

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh’, won the local video streaming market with just $10M

Microsoft just announced a dual-screen Surface phone

Microsoft teases Neo dual-screen Surface, set to debut holiday 2020

Here’s everything Microsoft announced at today’s Surface event

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Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

Microsoft is reminding customers that one version of Windows 10 received its final security update this week and that…

Why venture capital firms need culture experts

Getting more people to open your emails

A Chrome security setting you shouldn't overlook

IDG Contributor Network: A troubled update to critical browser patches for October Patch Tuesday

Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Waymo to customers: “Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way”

Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five-year pitch to be digital EVP

Patch Tuesday preliminary report: Looks like the fourth time’s a charm

With Windows Virtual Desktop, the bad old days are coming back

Opera jumps on tracking blocker bandwagon

Google’s Grasshopper coding class for beginners comes to the desktop

9 critical questions about Microsoft's first Android phone

Opera’s desktop browser gets built-in tracking protection

The NBA should learn from Google China

An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of ‘Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control’

Waymo is creating 3D maps of Los Angeles to better understand traffic congestion

Apple ships macOS Catalina; here's what you get

Apple ships macOS Catalina and here's what you get

As Patch Tuesday approaches, turn off Automatic Update temporarily and — especially — disengage IE

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SAP’s Bill McDermott on stepping down as CEO

SAP’s Bill McDermott on stepping down as CEO

SAP’s CEO Bill McDermott today announced that he wouldn’t seek to renew his contract for the next year and step down immediately after nine years at the helm of the German enterprise giant. Shortly after…

NASA’s new Moon-bound spacesuit is safer, smarter, and much more comfortable

NASA’s new Moon-bound spacesuit is safer, smarter, and much more comfortable

The next Americans to set foot on the Moon will do so in a brand new spacesuit that’s based on, but hugely improved from, the original Apollo suits that last went up there in the…

Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations

Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations

Xage is working with utilities, energy companies and manufacturers to secure their massive systems, and today it announced some significant updates to deal with the scale and complexity of these customers’ requirements including a new…

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Google takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation

Google takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation

AMP, Google’s somewhat controversial project for speeding up the mobile web, has always been open-source, but it also always felt…

Get ready to see more looping videos on Spotify, as Canvas launches into beta

Get ready to see more looping videos on Spotify, as Canvas launches into beta

Spotify is opening up its Canvas feature to more artists, the company announced this morning, which means you’ll see a…

App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3

App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3

Global app revenue continues to climb, thanks to the growth in mobile gaming and the subscription economy. In the third…

China attacks Apple for allowing Hong Kong crowdsourced police activity app

China attacks Apple for allowing Hong Kong crowdsourced police activity app

Apple’s decision to greenlight an app called HKmaps, which is being used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong to crowdsource…

What the hell is up with this Essential device?

What the hell is up with this Essential device?

Essential CEO Andy Rubin has been pretty silent over the past year for, well, lots of reasons — both business…

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls

Microsoft is following Apple and Google’s lead with today’s launch of per-app and per-game time limits in its parental control…

Robinhood revives checking with new debit card & 2% interest

Robinhood revives checking with new debit card & 2% interest

This time it actually has insurance. Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is launching Cash Management, a new feature that earns…

Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit

Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit

Last week, former Tinder CEO Greg Blatt filed a defamation lawsuit against Sean Rad and Rosette Pambakian, who are part…

CBS News is bringing a 60 Minutes-inspired news show to streaming service Quibi

CBS News is bringing a 60 Minutes-inspired news show to streaming service Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi, due to launch in April, has partnered with CBS News to modernize “60 Minutes”-style programming…

Spotify gains Siri support on iOS 13, arrives on Apple TV

Spotify gains Siri support on iOS 13, arrives on Apple TV

In a long-awaited move, Spotify announced this morning its iOS 13 app would now offer Siri support and its streaming…

HTC stopped innovating on smartphones, new CEO admits

HTC stopped innovating on smartphones, new CEO admits

Several months back, we invited HTC cofounder and CEO Cher Wang to appear on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt. Sometimes, however,…

Zuckerberg says Facebook will sue to stop EU’s global content takedowns

Zuckerberg says Facebook will sue to stop EU’s global content takedowns

Facebook plans to challenge Europe’s top court, which today ruled that EU countries can order Facebook to globally remove content…

Instagram launches Threads, a Close Friends chat app with auto-status

Instagram launches Threads, a Close Friends chat app with auto-status

What if Instagram could automatically tell your Close Friends you’re (home), (working), (on the move), or (chilling and might want…

Stock trading app Robinhood revamps its newsfeed with The Wall Street Journal and ad-free videos

Stock trading app Robinhood revamps its newsfeed with The Wall Street Journal and ad-free videos

Robinhood may be best known its free stock trading, but today it’s rolling out a new version of the newsfeed, adding…

Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock

Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock

Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock Mobile…

Samsung pulls the plug on Chinese smartphone production

Samsung pulls the plug on Chinese smartphone production

Samsung this morning confirmed with Reuters that it has shuttered handset production in China. The move comes as the company…

Lookout, Robinhood. E*Trade, Schwab, Ameritrade go zero-fee

Lookout, Robinhood. E*Trade, Schwab, Ameritrade go zero-fee

The biggest players in online stock trading all just copied Robinhood by removing their fees for stock and ETF trading.…

Rune raises $2M to help you find new friends in mobile games, starting with Brawl Stars

Rune raises $2M to help you find new friends in mobile games, starting with Brawl Stars

Multiplayer games are more fun when you get to play with the same crew regularly. Playing with the same people…

YouTube Music is launching three personalized playlists

YouTube Music is launching three personalized playlists

YouTube Music is preparing to better challenge Spotify and others with the launch of three new personalized playlists, Discover Mix,…

Knowable launches its ‘not a podcast’ $100 audio classes

Knowable launches its ‘not a podcast’ $100 audio classes

Books on tape were the lifeblood of self-help. But eLearning startups like Khan Academy and Coursera demanded our eyes, not…

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83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel

83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel

83North has closed its fifth fund, completing an oversubscribed $300 million raise and bringing its total capital under management to…

An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control”

An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control”

(UC Berkeley’s Dr. Stuart Russell’s new book, “Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control, goes on sale Oct.…

Annual Extra Crunch members can receive $1,000 in AWS credits

Annual Extra Crunch members can receive $1,000 in AWS credits

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Amazon Web Services for annual members of Extra Crunch. Starting today, qualified…

Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store [Updated]

Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store [Updated]

In what we understand was a “technical issue”, the Amazon Prime Video app disappeared from the Apple App Store, making…

As Sinai Ventures returns first fund, partner Jordan Fudge talks new LA focus

As Sinai Ventures returns first fund, partner Jordan Fudge talks new LA focus

At age 27, Jordan Fudge is quietly making a splash in the VC world. Fudge is the managing partner of…

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Blood smuggling in China: Pregnant women breaking the law to learn their babies' sex

Blood smuggling in China: Pregnant women breaking the law to learn their babies' sex

Custom officers stopped the middle-aged woman because of her strange, lumbering gait. They searched her and…

'Terrifying but fantastic:' New Tesla feature sparks awe and mayhem

Canada helped with typhoon clean-up after its World Cup match was canceled

Firefighters make headway against the biggest of California's active wildfires

Black woman shot dead by white police officer in her own home

Neighbor killed 4 people eating dinner in a Chicago apartment, police say

Graphic video appears to show Turkish-backed fighters killing Kurdish captives

America's factories are in trouble. The trade war is only part of the problem

US President pulls most of remaining forces out after initially only pulling about 50 troops

School lunch shaming will now be against the law in California

Trump and Mnuchin ramp up threats of sanctioning Turkey. Here are the facts

American companies are taking enormous risks to do business in China

Terrifying moment hotel collapses

Simone Biles sets record for most world gymnastics championship medals

Hunter Biden to leave Chinese company

Simone Biles ties record for most world gymnastics championship medals with vault gold

Simone Biles sets medal record

40 horses were rescued from a burning ranch in California

UK: US diplomat's wife involved in fatal crash no longer has immunity

Several rushed to hospitals in Illinois after their hayrack ride was hit by a car

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Google-backed Dunzo raises $45M to expand its hyperlocal delivery startup in India

Google-backed Dunzo raises $45M to expand its hyperlocal delivery startup in India

An Indian startup that is increasingly posing a threat to established food and grocery delivery businesses…

T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans

Harness launches Continuous Insights to measure software team performance

India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets

Africa Roundup: CcHub’s iHub acquisition, Andela’s $50M run-rate and layoffs, Transsion’s IPO

Render challenges the cloud’s biggest vendors with cheaper, managed infrastructure

Kong acquires Insomnia, launches Kong Studio for API development

Blue Origin’s passengers will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a ticket on New Shepard

Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform

Daily Crunch: Zuckerberg is wrong about TikTok

Honeycomb.io raises $11.4M to help developers observe and debug their apps

Salesforce is building an office tower in Sydney, pledging 1000 new jobs in next five years

Rhino looks to replace renters’ security deposits with a small monthly fee

AWS IQ matches AWS customers with certified service providers

Daily Crunch: Facebook faces VR challenges

Why is Dropbox reinventing itself?

WeWork proves that (venture) capitalism works

How to become a VC, Amazon’s voice play, Peloton stock, Facebook’s new VR environment and more

Daily Crunch: Facebook hides Like counts

TC’s Greg Epstein and Kate Clark talk mental health startups and the ‘Cult of the Founder’

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Here’s what Microsoft will probably announce at tomorrow’s Surface event

Here’s what Microsoft will probably announce at tomorrow’s Surface event

It’s hardware season, and now it’s Microsoft’s turn to deliver the goods. The company will be…

Coding training and outsourcing service Catalyte launches a toolkit for corporate ‘up-skilling’

Apple launches Deep Fusion feature in beta on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Twitter launches its anti-abuse filter for Direct Messages

Microsoft OneDrive Personal Vault rolls out worldwide, launches expandable storage

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion lists in Chinese IPO

The Galaxy Fold is now available for purchase in the US

Europe shows the way in online privacy

My Galaxy Fold display is damaged after a day

Learn how to help build a sustainable gig economy at Disrupt SF

Apple’s iOS and iPadOS 13 support multiple PS4 or Xbox One controllers, which could be huge for Arcade

Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors

How Amazon is closing out competitors by opening up voice

Microsoft launches its AI presentation coach for PowerPoint

Nintendo’s ‘Mario Kart Tour’ is out now for iPhone, iPad and Android

Passbase grabs $3.6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks

In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power

Windows 10 now runs on over 900M devices

Microsoft urges Windows users to install emergency security patch