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Former Oracle Exec Thomas Kurian to replace Diane Greene as head of Google Cloud

FORMER ORACLE EXEC THOMAS KURIAN TO REPLACE DIANE GREENE AS HEAD OF GOOGLE CLOUD

Diane Greene announced in a blog post today that she would be stepping down as CEO of Google Cloud and will be helping transition former...

Gift Guide: The best gear for that friend who wants to start a podcast

GIFT GUIDE: THE BEST GEAR FOR THAT FRIEND WHO WANTS TO START A PODCAST

Welcome to TechCrunch's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. “How do I start a podcast?” As...

 
 
 
Standard Cognition raises $40M to replace retailers' cashiers with cameras

STANDARD COGNITION RAISES $40M TO REPLACE RETAILERS' CASHIERS WITH CAMERAS

The Amazon Go store requires hundreds of cameras to detect who's picking up what items. Standard Cognition needs just 27 to go after...

Google's annual Thanksgiving report tells you the best times to avoid traffic jams

GOOGLE'S ANNUAL THANKSGIVING REPORT TELLS YOU THE BEST TIMES TO AVOID TRAFFIC JAMS

Google has released its annual Thanksgiving traffic and search trends report , created by analyzing data from last year's holiday season....

 
 
 
Bitcoin and the crypto market is once again crashing hard

BITCOIN AND THE CRYPTO MARKET IS ONCE AGAIN CRASHING HARD

It's not been a pretty year for anyone who owns Bitcoin, but the last 24 hours has been a period to forget as the cryptocurrency dropped...

Urban Massage re-brands to ‘Urban' as it launches wellness services beyond massage

URBAN MASSAGE RE-BRANDS TO ‘URBAN' AS IT LAUNCHES WELLNESS SERVICES BEYOND MASSAGE

Urban Massage , the London-headquartered startup that lets you book a vetted massage therapist “on-demand”, is expanding into new wellness...

 
 
 
Tencent returns to profit growth despite concern around games

TENCENT RETURNS TO PROFIT GROWTH DESPITE CONCERN AROUND GAMES

Chinese internet giant Tencent bounced back from a disappointing previous quarter , but for once the company didn't have its gaming...

Bain Capital Ventures has a fresh $1B to invest in startups

BAIN CAPITAL VENTURES HAS A FRESH $1B TO INVEST IN STARTUPS

Bain Capital Ventures , the venture capital arm of the private equity giant Bain Capital, has brought in $1 billion to invest in startups...

 
 
 
Meet Jennifer Tejada, the secret weapon of one of Silicon Valley's fastest-growing enterprise software startups

MEET JENNIFER TEJADA, THE SECRET WEAPON OF ONE OF SILICON VALLEY'S FASTEST-GROWING ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE STARTUPS

PagerDuty, an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based company that sends companies information about their technology, doesn't receive...

Anorak raises £5M Series A for its life insurance advice platform

ANORAK RAISES £5M SERIES A FOR ITS LIFE INSURANCE ADVICE PLATFORM

Anorak Technologies , the U.K. startup building a life insurance advice platform , has raised £5 million in Series A funding. Notably,...

 
 
 
Universal Robots snags 20 Rethink refugees after bot maker goes belly up

UNIVERSAL ROBOTS SNAGS 20 RETHINK REFUGEES AFTER BOT MAKER GOES BELLY UP

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, they say, and in the aftermath of Rethink Robotics shutting down last month there were plenty...

SAP agrees to buy Qualtrics for $8B in cash, just before the survey software company's IPO

SAP AGREES TO BUY QUALTRICS FOR $8B IN CASH, JUST BEFORE THE SURVEY SOFTWARE COMPANY'S IPO

Ryan Smith of Qualtrics speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 Enterprise software giant SAP announced today that it has...

 
 
 
Alibaba sets new Singles' Day record with $31B in sales, but growth is slowing

ALIBABA SETS NEW SINGLES' DAY RECORD WITH $31B IN SALES, BUT GROWTH IS SLOWING

Alibaba scored another blockbuster Singles' Day after customers around the world shopped in stores and online on the tenth edition...

Facebook launches Lasso, its music and video TikTok clone

FACEBOOK LAUNCHES LASSO, ITS MUSIC AND VIDEO TIKTOK CLONE

Done cloning Snapchat, Facebook is now chasing Chinese short-form video sensation TikTok with the launch of its knock-off Lasso. Available...

 
 
 
Mexican venture firm ALL VP has a $73 million first close on its latest fund

MEXICAN VENTURE FIRM ALL VP HAS A $73 MILLION FIRST CLOSE ON ITS LATEST FUND

Buoyed by international attention from U.S. and Chinese investors and technology companies, new financing keeps flowing into the coffers...

Tesla picks telco executive Robyn Denholm to replace Elon Musk as chairman

TESLA PICKS TELCO EXECUTIVE ROBYN DENHOLM TO REPLACE ELON MUSK AS CHAIRMAN

Elon Musk's replacement as the chair of Tesla has been named and it is Robyn Denholm, an Australian executive who has been a director...

 
 
 
Here's what Samsung's whacky folding phone looks like in action

HERE'S WHAT SAMSUNG'S WHACKY FOLDING PHONE LOOKS LIKE IN ACTION

As rumored , Samsung showed off a prototype of a folding display today. Folded, it's a smartphone. Unfolded, it's a tablet. Neat! Less...

Grab pulls in $250M from Hyundai as ongoing round reaches $2.7B

GRAB PULLS IN $250M FROM HYUNDAI AS ONGOING ROUND REACHES $2.7B

Grab, the Singapore startup that bought Uber's Southeast Asia business earlier this year, continues to announce strategic investors...

 
 
 
You can ride Bird's e-scooters in London starting today - but only in Olympic Park

YOU CAN RIDE BIRD'S E-SCOOTERS IN LONDON STARTING TODAY - BUT ONLY IN OLYMPIC PARK

It was only a matter of time before the electric scooters infiltrated the U.K. Today, the well-funded startup Bird is launching a fleet...

Subaru could be cooking up a 380-horsepower WRX STI-for Japan

SUBARU COULD BE COOKING UP A 380-HORSEPOWER WRX STI-FOR JAPAN

Subaru has a more powerful WRX STI in the works for its home market and it's called TC 380. The brand officially teased a sole image...