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Happy anniversary, Android

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ANDROID

It's been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy...

Tickets on sale now for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR TECHCRUNCH STARTUP BATTLEFIELD AFRICA 2018

What's the next best thing to competing in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018? Being part of the live audience and watching...

 
 
 
One of the most important startups in video games just lost its CFO - right after raising $145 million in new funds

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STARTUPS IN VIDEO GAMES JUST LOST ITS CFO - RIGHT AFTER RAISING $145 MILLION IN NEW FUNDS

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Mike Foley, the chief financial officer of Unity Technologies, has resigned from the company. Unity...

IRobot's new Roomba knows where it's going

IROBOT'S NEW ROOMBA KNOWS WHERE IT'S GOING

The Roomba i7+ looks like, well, it looks like a Roomba. There are few factors distinguishing the product from the last several generations....

 
 
 
Ashton Kutcher explains the secret to getting him to write an investment check: You need to be a good enough at 'storytelling' to attract top talent

ASHTON KUTCHER EXPLAINS THE SECRET TO GETTING HIM TO WRITE AN INVESTMENT CHECK: YOU NEED TO BE A GOOD ENOUGH AT 'STORYTELLING' TO ATTRACT TOP TALENT

Ashton Kutcher is a prodigious tech investor: He has a stake in companies like Uber and Airbnb, and has funded many more through his...

Netflix Tests Video Promos Between TV Show Episodes

NETFLIX TESTS VIDEO PROMOS BETWEEN TV SHOW EPISODES

Netflix is testing a new feature that adds video promos in between episodes of TV shows, Netflix confirmed to TechCrunch this afternoon. The...

 
 
 
Y Combinator is launching a startup program in China

Y COMBINATOR IS LAUNCHING A STARTUP PROGRAM IN CHINA

U.S. accelerator Y Combinator is expanding to China after it announced the hiring of former Microsoft and Baidu Qi Lu who will develop...

Amazon Alexa will now let you know when it's learned answers to old questions

AMAZON ALEXA WILL NOW LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT'S LEARNED ANSWERS TO OLD QUESTIONS

Amazon has confirmed that a new feature is coming to Alexa devices called “Answer Update,” as reported by TechCrunch. If you ask Alexa...

 
 
 
Facebook plots rollout of ‘Dating' feature to its main app, but it plans to be cautious

FACEBOOK PLOTS ROLLOUT OF ‘DATING' FEATURE TO ITS MAIN APP, BUT IT PLANS TO BE CAUTIOUS

Earlier this year at its F8 conference, Facebook showed off its new ‘Dating' service that it will use to compete with Tinder and Match....

Chinese tech stocks tumble from more than just trade tensions

CHINESE TECH STOCKS TUMBLE FROM MORE THAN JUST TRADE TENSIONS

Editor's note: This post originally appeared on TechNode , an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. Reports of trade tensions...

 
 
 
Uber is ending its self-driving truck program

UBER IS ENDING ITS SELF-DRIVING TRUCK PROGRAM

Uber is ending its self-driving truck program, TechCrunch first reported. An Uber representative confirmed the news to Business Insider...

Snap surges after report says it's teaming up with Amazon for a visual-search feature

SNAP SURGES AFTER REPORT SAYS IT'S TEAMING UP WITH AMAZON FOR A VISUAL-SEARCH FEATURE

Snap surged more than 3% Monday after Techcrunch reported the latest Snapchat update for Android includes a visual-search feature that...

 
 
 
Facebook is reportedly close to buying a British AI startup to help it shutdown fake news

FACEBOOK IS REPORTEDLY CLOSE TO BUYING A BRITISH AI STARTUP TO HELP IT SHUTDOWN FAKE NEWS

Facebook is close to acquiring London-based start-up Bloomsbury AI to help it combat fake news, TechCrunch reports. Bloomsbury AI develops...

Facebook could soon start telling you if you're spending too much time on Facebook

FACEBOOK COULD SOON START TELLING YOU IF YOU'RE SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON FACEBOOK

An unreleased feature on the Facebook app called "Your Time on Facebook" will allow you to keep track of how much time you're spending...

 
 
 
Bag Week 2018: P.MAI's women's leather laptop bag is luxury packed with utility

BAG WEEK 2018: P.MAI'S WOMEN'S LEATHER LAPTOP BAG IS LUXURY PACKED WITH UTILITY

Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags -...

Bag Week 2018: Mission Workshop's Radian rolltop starts simple but grows piece by piece

BAG WEEK 2018: MISSION WORKSHOP'S RADIAN ROLLTOP STARTS SIMPLE BUT GROWS PIECE BY PIECE

Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags -...

 
 
 
Ex-Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya's VC firm just lost 3 partners in 2 weeks, and it signals more changes to come

EX-FACEBOOK EXEC CHAMATH PALIHAPITIYA'S VC FIRM JUST LOST 3 PARTNERS IN 2 WEEKS, AND IT SIGNALS MORE CHANGES TO COME

TechCrunch / Flickr Social Capital is bleeding top investment partners. The venture firm, run by legendary investor Chamath Palihapitiya,...

It turns out TechCrunch writers have really strong opinions about Apple's new walkie talkie Watch feature

IT TURNS OUT TECHCRUNCH WRITERS HAVE REALLY STRONG OPINIONS ABOUT APPLE'S NEW WALKIE TALKIE WATCH FEATURE

Apple today said it is rolling out a walkie-talkie like feature for the Apple Watch, which is something that seems a really long time...

 
 
 
Airbnb Testing Snapchat-Like Stories For Its Users

AIRBNB TESTING SNAPCHAT-LIKE STORIES FOR ITS USERS

Image credit - Matteo Gamba/TechCrunch One of the popular features of Snapchat is its Stories which has since been copied by several...

TechCrunch Include Office Hours with Betaworks in New York AND SF

TECHCRUNCH INCLUDE OFFICE HOURS WITH BETAWORKS IN NEW YORK AND SF

Betaworks is hosting TechCrunch's Include Office Hours for the month of May. For the first time ever, Include Office Hours will be...