Last week at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, TechCrunch held its second TC Sessions: Robotics event. It was a full day of panels and demos, featuring the top minds in robotics, artificial intelligence and venture capital, along with some of the most cutting-edge demonstrations around.
At our one-day TC Sessions: AR/VR event in LA on October 18, we’ll be joined by Walt Disney Imagineering’s R&D Studio Executive Jon Snoddy.
Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21M Series B, off the back of strong momentum for a software as a service platform designed to take a Slack-like chunk out of the administrative tedium of arranging and expensing work trips.
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen passed away this afternoon in Seattle at age 65, owing to complications relating to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Vulcan, the privately held company that Allen founded in 1986, three years after leaving Microsoft,
Twilio, the ubiquitous communications platform, today announced its plan to acquire the API-centric email platform SendGrid for about $2 billion in an all-stock transaction. That’s Twilio’s largest acquisition to date,
One of the top-funded VR content startups with backers including Disney and GV (Google Ventures) is laying off a “significant portion” of its employees as it pivots away from virtual reality. In a blog post titled “The Future of Jaunt is AR,
A new dating app for Trump supporters that wants to “make America date again” has leaked its entire database of users — on the day of its launch. The app, called “Donald Daters,” is aimed at “American-based singles community connecting lovers, friends,
A new technology from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will add sound and vibration awareness to create truly context-aware computing. The system, called Ubicoustics, adds additional bits of context to smart device interaction,
Compound wants to let you borrow cryptocurrency, or lend it and earn an interest rate. Most cryptocurrency is shoved in a wallet or metaphorically hidden under a mattress, failing to generate interest the way traditionally banked assets do.
Coinbase has come a long way since its launch in 2012. The company has raised more than $225 million and paved the way for cryptocurrencies to enter the mainstream by providing a digital currency exchange.
French startup OpenClassrooms is raising $60 million from General Atlantic, with existing investors Citizen Capital, Alven and Bpifrance also participating. OpenClassrooms is the most popular massive open online course platform in France.
Idina Menzel — or Adele Dazeem, if you're John Travolta — got a standing ovation for her performance of the Oscar-winning song from Frozen, Let It Go, at the 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony. Only a day later, Menzel pulled an even more stunning performance of the song on The Tonight Show,
Lytro has big ambitions that go way beyond just selling a few technically impressive cameras. The company behind the "shoot first, focus later" camera wants nothing less than to evolve traditional the entire field of photography with tools that incorporate depth, dimensionality and computation.
知情人士透露，苹果秋季发布的iPhone 6S 有代号“N71”的4.7英寸机型和代号“N66”的5.5英寸版本，苹果不会在年内推出4英寸版本。据称，4.7英寸机型（N71）和5.5英寸机型（N66）支持压力触摸，这种功能苹果称之为“Taptic引擎”。
Here’s a curious bit of news out of Tesla this afternoon: they’re experimenting with a customer referral program. A few people — emphasis on few — are going to get Tesla’s new Model X SUV for free; others will get $1,