Mercedes-Benz turns to SoundHound for in-vehicle voice assistant

Drivers of new Mercedes-Benz A-Class vehicles will soon be able to talk to their cars. And the cars will respond. Ask the car to turn on the heads-up display or for sports scores. Say you’re hungry and it will suggest restaurants.

Loans marketplace Mintos scores €5M Series A and plans to launch a debit card

Mintos, the Latvian fintech that operates a global loans marketplace to let you invest in loans from various loan originators, has raised €5 million in Series A funding. Backing the startup once again is the Riga-based venture capital firm Grumpy Investments (previously known as Skillion Ventures).

Withings launches a fitness tracker for some reason

Withings is back with, of all things, a fitness tracker. It’s a bit of an odd addition, two months after the company re-launched, post-Nokia. The company’s first product, the Steel HR Sport, picked up where it left off with another sport-focused hybrid smartwatch. The Pulse HR, meanwhile,

The forgotten ‘Facebook of China’ is sold for $20M

Renren, which was once heralded as the ‘Facebook of China’ and later became China’s answer to MySpace after falling out of fashion among its core young users, is selling its social networking business.

Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing money

Here’s something I didn’t expect to read today. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Snap for details on its IPO apparently in connection with a lawsuit from disgruntled shareholders who claim the company played down its rivalry with Instagram.

Meet Jennifer Tejada, the secret weapon of one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing enterprise softwa PagerDuty, an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based company that sends companies information about their technology, doesn’t receive a fraction of the press that other fast-growing enterprise software companies receive. In fact,

Roivant Sciences, a four-year-old biotech holding company, just raised $200 million in fresh funding

Roivant Sciences has had a bumpy couple of years, but that isn’t stopping investors from pouring more money into the four-year-old company,

Prolific swatter and bomb hoaxer who broke up FCC’s net neutrality vote pleads guilty

It was a dramatic moment during the FCC's net neutrality proceedings last December when the Commission's public meeting was abruptly evacuated and bomb squads moved in — all while thousands watched on the live stream.

Watch this robot fly like a real insect

The DelFly is a super light, super agile robot that flies like a real insect. By using a quad-wing flapping system, this odd little bot can flit, hover, and land like a fruit fly. Part of a research project at the Delft University of Technology, this is the latest version of the DelFly and it […]

Netflix’s newest program certifies post-production tools for Netflix Originals

Netflix on Thursday announced a new program aimed at helping Netflix Originals artists and producers select the right tools for delivering their content to its streaming service. With the launch of the Netflix Post Technology Alliance, as the program is called,

Crypto’s second bubble, Juul has 60 days and three Chinese IPOs

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After a long run of having guests climb aboard each week, we took a pause on that front, bringing together three of our regular hosts instead: Connie Loizos,



巴西第二家苹果零售店确定 明年初正式开业

威锋网 5 月 11 日消息,根据外媒最近报道,继去年巴西第一家零售店在 2 月份开张之后,苹果已经确定明年将会在此开设一家新的零售店,店址选择巴西最大的城市圣保罗。



TC Cribs:FiftyThree纽约总部让人仿佛回到童年

欢迎回到Cribs——上门拜访科技公司的TechCrunch TV节目。 这一集我们来到了FiftyThree的纽约市总部。iPad应用Paper开发商FiftyThree以打造设计精美的移动产品而著称——从上面的视频来看,它明亮的办公室也颇为赏心悦目。

Why The World Cup Exoskeleton Kickoff Is More Than Impressive

If all goes according to plan, on June 12 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with hundreds of millions of people watching, a paralyzed person wearing a robotic suit will walk onto the field and kick the first ball of the tournament.




大清早收到一张问候卡,上面写着:“你坏透了!” 什么?立时眉毛竖了45°角,眼睛瞪了1秒,嘴里刚要“问候”回去 […]

大公司游说议会:Google 微软花钱最多

美国科技媒体 GigaOM 的记者 Derrick Harris 对一个专门统计美国政界游说工作的工具所采集的数据进行了一次分析,试图发现科技、互联网业界对政界进行游说工作当中一些值得探讨的现象,本文是他发现的结果。

佩戴略显尴尬 爱普生智能眼镜试用

当我在Engadget旧金山办公室打开爱普生最新款的Moverio BT–200时,其如可乐瓶般厚重的眼睛片着实让我感到有些“不知所措”。



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