Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: AR/VR in LA on October 18

TechCrunch is heading to UCLA on October 18 and we’ve assembled some of the AR/VR industry’s most prescient founders, investors and executives to chat about the startups and trends driving virtual and augmented reality in 2018.

Stung by criticism, Facebook’s Sandberg outlines new plans to tackle misinformation

Stung by criticism of its widely reported role as a platform capable of spreading disinformation and being used by state actors to skew democratic elections, Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg unveiled five new ways the company would be addressing these issues at the annual DLD conference in Munich,

Technology’s dark forest

We used to be such optimists. Technology would bring us a world of wealth in harmony with the environment, and even bring us new worlds. The Internet would erase national boundaries, replace gatekeepers with a universal opportunity for free expression, and bring us all closer together.

The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoin’s security

A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and realized there weren’t very many of us. The friends we’d convinced during the last holiday season were no longer speaking to us. They had stopped checking their Coinbase accounts.

TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings

Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders,

Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot

Illinois’s startup market in 2018 was very strong, and it’s not slowing down. Let’s take a quick look at the state of venture in the Land of Lincoln.

Watch builders construct a life-size Chevy truck with 300,000 LEGO bricks

Behold, the LEGO Chevrolet Silverado. The full-size truck is basically a giant ad for Chevy and the new LEGO Movie, which is due out in February. Apparently they have to fight Duplo blocks from outer space. No, seriously, that’s the plot. Anyway, the 2019 Silverado is six-feet tall, weighs 3,

Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika

We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds,

Amazon’s HQ2 location will be announced this year

Things have been pretty quiet on the Amazon HQ2 front. Earlier this year, the online retail giant announced that it had whittled the list of potential host cities for a second headquarters down to 20, but beyond that, the company hasn’t shared much.

3DHubs, once a community 3D printing service, is now sourcing all 3D prints internally

3D Hubs, like MakeXYZ, was a community-based 3D printing service that let anyone with a printer sell their prints online. Founded in the heyday of the 3D printing revolution, the service let thousands of makers gather a little cash for making and mailing prints on their home 3D printers. Now,

Streaming service CBS All Access rolls out support for offline viewing

CBS All Access, the network’s over-the-top streaming service for cord cutters, will now let subscribers save shows for offline viewing. The feature, “Download & Play,” is only available to those on CBS’s Commercial Free plan, not those on the cheaper, ad-supported tier.

世界银行:预计2014年中国或将成全球最大经济体

世界银行(World Bank)今日公布的数据显示,美国正处于失去全球最大经济体地位的边缘,今年其经济规模很可能落在中国之后。如果真是这样,这一超越则要比人们普遍预期的来得更早。

Stanford Asks Students To Learn From Snapchat Founder’s Mistakes. We All Should.

Following the leak of sexist, crude emails sent by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his time at Stanford, the university’s Provost John Etchemendy has issued a memo to students imploring them to “learn something from this.

[视频]技嘉Aorus游戏本X7和X3 Plus上手

在本届Computex大会上技嘉展示了Aorus家族两位最新成员--X7和X3 Plus。

Citizenme Lite应用:利用社交数据测试你的性格

数据隐私和在线“拥有自己的数据”这一概念对于普通人来说不好理解。但它正日益成为我们的线上生活的基本组成部分。有一两家创业公司试图涉足这一概念。

A New Apple TV Update Makes It Look a Little More Like iOS 7

With the arrival of a beta 4 update this morning, Apple TV finally got a little a UI makeover. It looks like Apple TV is finally catching up with iOS 7.Read more...

新版微博来了:看起来很美

微博昨天下午正式推出了V6版系统。在电脑端登陆微博网站,点击个人头像下方的“抢鲜升级新版微博V6”,即可将系统升级到V6版。关于微博的更新,官方的说明非常空泛。

阿里上市敲钟人劳丽诗:从奥运冠军到淘宝店主

2014年6月,一个署名“劳丽诗”,标题为“我不知道自己想要什么,但知道自己不想要什么”的帖子在微博、微信和各网站疯转,人们这才惊诧地发现,大半年前,这位奥运冠军已从“正科级干部”任上辞职了,她的新身份是:淘宝店主。

FBI:伊朗黑客可能对美国公司发起网络袭击

依据一份机密的政府部门文件指出,FBI发出警告,声称伊朗黑客可能会对包括国防承包商、能源公司以及教育机构在内的美国机构发动网络袭击。

报告称欧洲消费者宁可不吃饭也要手机上网

北京时间 12 月 29 日晚间消息,咨询服务公司 BCG 日前在一份报告中称,欧洲消费者对移动互联网的依赖越来越大,有些人宁可不吃饭也要上网。  当 1973 年第一部手机诞生后,很少有公众对其感兴趣,电信公司不 ... ...

Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas — Officers regained control of a South Texas prison where inmates had set fires, and caused significant damage after taking over part of the facility, according to the private contractor operating the prison.About 300 of the 2,

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