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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...

A viral video app you've probably never heard of had more downloads in September than Facebook, YouTube, or Snapchat

A VIRAL VIDEO APP YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF HAD MORE DOWNLOADS IN SEPTEMBER THAN FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, OR SNAPCHAT

TikTok is a social platform popular amongst teens made-up of short videos that often play catchy songs in the background. According...

 
 
 
CBS is launching a standalone streaming network for entertainment news

CBS IS LAUNCHING A STANDALONE STREAMING NETWORK FOR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

CBS continues to embrace online video streaming, introducing a second standalone network today that will be dedicated entirely to entertainment...

Oculus co-founder is leaving Facebook after cancellation of ‘Rift 2' headset

OCULUS CO-FOUNDER IS LEAVING FACEBOOK AFTER CANCELLATION OF ‘RIFT 2' HEADSET

Brendan Iribe, the co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, announced today that he is leaving Facebook, TechCrunch has learned. Iribe...

 
 
 
Winamp is back, and it's headed for your phone

WINAMP IS BACK, AND IT'S HEADED FOR YOUR PHONE

After four years in development limbo, classic media player Winamp is getting a major revamp. According to TechCrunch , the software...

Instagram prototyping feature that would share your detailed location data with Facebook

INSTAGRAM PROTOTYPING FEATURE THAT WOULD SHARE YOUR DETAILED LOCATION DATA WITH FACEBOOK

TechCrunch reports today that Facebook is testing a new privacy setting that would share location history from Instagram with Facebook....

 
 
 
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...