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$35M-funded Omni pivots from storage to rentals via retailers

$35M-FUNDED OMNI PIVOTS FROM STORAGE TO RENTALS VIA RETAILERS

Omni simply couldn't scale storing stuff in giant warehouses while dropping it and off picking it up from people on demand. Storage...

Google's Ivan Poupyrev shows off Jacquard, which connects his Levi's jacket to the cloud

GOOGLE'S IVAN POUPYREV SHOWS OFF JACQUARD, WHICH CONNECTS HIS LEVI'S JACKET TO THE CLOUD

Ivan Poupyrev, the technical projects lead at Google's Advanced Technology and Projects division, just gave a TED talk that was simultaneously...

 
 
 
Breeze Automation is building soft robots for the Navy and NASA

BREEZE AUTOMATION IS BUILDING SOFT ROBOTS FOR THE NAVY AND NASA

San Francisco soft robotics startup Breeze Automation made its debut today onstage at TechCrunch's TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event...

Add Craigslist to the tech platforms Russians used to manipulate the 2016 election

ADD CRAIGSLIST TO THE TECH PLATFORMS RUSSIANS USED TO MANIPULATE THE 2016 ELECTION

In one of the weirder revelations to come out of the Mueller report released this morning, it seems that Craigslist was yet another...

 
 
 
Co-Star raises $5 million to bring its astrology app to Android

CO-STAR RAISES $5 MILLION TO BRING ITS ASTROLOGY APP TO ANDROID

Nothing scales like a horoscope. If you haven't heard of Co-Star , you might just be in the wrong circles. In some social scenes it's...

Apple and Qualcomm are ending their legal battles

APPLE AND QUALCOMM ARE ENDING THEIR LEGAL BATTLES

The years-long legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm appears to be coming to an end. The two companies have just announced a settlement,...

 
 
 
Google starts rolling out better AMP URLs

GOOGLE STARTS ROLLING OUT BETTER AMP URLS

Publishers don't always love Google's AMP pages, but readers surely appreciate their speed, and while publishers are loath to give...

Sila Nano's battery tech is now worth over $1 billion with Daimler partnership and $150 million investment

SILA NANO'S BATTERY TECH IS NOW WORTH OVER $1 BILLION WITH DAIMLER PARTNERSHIP AND $150 MILLION INVESTMENT

Sila Nanotechnologies and its battery materials manufacturing technology are now worth over $1 billion. The company, which announced...

 
 
 
Lyft adds Citi Bikes to its app for NYC riders

LYFT ADDS CITI BIKES TO ITS APP FOR NYC RIDERS

Lyft is going to integrate Citi Bike into its app for some riders in New York City. Lyft acquired bike-share startup Motivate back...

Twitch's first game, the karaoke-style ‘Twitch Sings,' launches to public

TWITCH'S FIRST GAME, THE KARAOKE-STYLE ‘TWITCH SINGS,' LAUNCHES TO PUBLIC

Amazon-owned game-streaming site Twitch is today publicly launching its first game. But it's not a traditional video game - like those...

 
 
 
Disney shares are up after the big reveal of its streaming service

DISNEY SHARES ARE UP AFTER THE BIG REVEAL OF ITS STREAMING SERVICE

Investors seem to think that Disney is on the right track with its plans for the new streaming service, Disney+. On the heels of yesterday's...

Pitching your product will kill your fundraising

PITCHING YOUR PRODUCT WILL KILL YOUR FUNDRAISING

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the cofounder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook,...

 
 
 
Daily Crunch: Uber files to go public

DAILY CRUNCH: UBER FILES TO GO 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...

Uber has already made billions from its exits in China, Russia and Southeast Asia

UBER HAS ALREADY MADE BILLIONS FROM ITS EXITS IN CHINA, RUSSIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

Uber's exits from China, Russia and Southeast Asia were billed as failures from the company, but the ride-sharing giant has already...

 
 
 
Shedul, the booking platform for salons and spas, raises $20M Series B at a $105M valuation

SHEDUL, THE BOOKING PLATFORM FOR SALONS AND SPAS, RAISES $20M SERIES B AT A $105M VALUATION

Shedul , the online booking platform for salons and spas, has raised $20 million in Series B investment of, valuing the company at...

The creation of the algorithm that made the first black hole image possible was led by MIT grad student Katie Bouman

THE CREATION OF THE ALGORITHM THAT MADE THE FIRST BLACK HOLE IMAGE POSSIBLE WAS LED BY MIT GRAD STUDENT KATIE BOUMAN

The development of the algorithm that made it possible to create the first image ever of a black hole was led by computer scientist...

 
 
 
Google Cloud adds a managed service for Microsoft's Active Directory

GOOGLE CLOUD ADDS A MANAGED SERVICE FOR MICROSOFT'S ACTIVE DIRECTORY

Love it or hate it, Microsoft's Active Directory remains one of the most-used identity services in the enterprise. Google's Cloud Platform...

Google extends its BeyondCorp security model to G Suite

GOOGLE EXTENDS ITS BEYONDCORP SECURITY MODEL TO G SUITE

BeyondCorp is Google's model for securing networks not just through VPNs and other endpoint security techniques, but through a model...

 
 
 
For true transparency around political advertising, U.S. tech companies must collaborate

FOR TRUE TRANSPARENCY AROUND POLITICAL ADVERTISING, U.S. TECH COMPANIES MUST COLLABORATE

In October 2017 online giants Twitter , Facebook , and Google announced plans to voluntarily increase transparency for political advertising...

Personio acquires Spanish payroll startup Rollbox

PERSONIO ACQUIRES SPANISH PAYROLL STARTUP ROLLBOX

Just three months after raising $40 million in a Series B fundin g, German HR and recruiting platform Personio is announcing that it...