Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, TechCrunch took a major page from its playbook, the Startup Battlefield competition,
Brew helps creators get paid to podcast with a subscription-based app complete with original shows.
Branch, the scheduling and pay management app for hourly workers, has added a new pay-on-demand service called Pay, which is now available to anyone who downloads the Branch app. It’s an attempt to provide a fee-based alternative to payday lending,
Following the successful launch and deployment of the first six satellites in a planned constellation of hundreds, OneWeb has raised $1.25 billion in funding to kickstart mass production. It’s a powerful endorsement of and ambitious plan to create an entirely new layer of global connectivity.
To accurately forecast the weather, you first need lots of data — not just to train your forecasting models but also to generate more precise and granular forecasts. Typically, this has been the domain of government agencies,
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A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches including queries related to HIV,
The past few years have been a bit of a dark age for budding social media startups. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snap and messenger apps took up all the time of their users, leaving little room for yet another social media platform. But the tide is shifting.
There are plenty of ways to manipulate photos to make you look better, remove red eye or lens flare, and so on. But so far the blink has proven a tenacious opponent of good snapshots.
Are you Overgramming? Instagram is stepping up to help you manage overuse rather than leaving it to iOS and Android’s new screen time dashboards. Last month after TechCrunch first reported Instagram was prototyping a Usage Insights feature,
Here is what your daily menu might look like if recently funded startups have their way.
The folks from I Want to Fish were about start fishing salmon off the coast of British Columbia when a humpback whale came to their boat to say hi. No, really, she actually came by the ship, rolled, said hi with her fin and left. That's how awesome whales roll.Read more...
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Tanks are Goliaths. They're covered with layers and layers of thick armor for protection, which makes them huge and slow-moving. Now, DARPA wants to change that. Read more...
This morning Intel confirmed it had bought Altera, maker of programmable chips, for $16.7 billion. That may seem like a big number until you consider that Avago Technologies Ltd. bought wireless-chip maker Broadcom last week for $37 billion. It’s a good week to be in the chip business.
2014 年，Oculus 以 20 亿美金的高价被 Facebook 收入囊中，就像一支绚烂夺目的礼炮在高空中炸开，闪耀着迷人的光辉。而在遥远东半球的另一片创业热土上，也有一大群人在为 VR 头戴式设备呕心沥血。 如果你一直关注着 2015 年科技圈的新闻，应该对下面这几个名字感到熟悉：Cardboard、暴风魔镜、蚁视、Hololens、HTC Vive、三星 Gear VR。这其中既有 Google 处于教育市场的目的推出的廉价 VR 眼镜盒，也有需要借助手机屏幕作为显示器的移动 VR 设备，还有依靠电脑驱动高帧率显示器的 PC 级 VR。