The trust dilemma of continuous background checks

First, background checks at startups, then Huawei’s finance chief is arrested, SoftBank’s IPO is subscribed, and I am about to record our next edition of TechCrunch Equity. It’s Thursday, December 6, 2018. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms.

Airbnb, Proposition F And The Shared Hypocrisy Of Bay Area Housing

In California, a state built on the idealism and tacit cruelty of real estate capitalism, no one is innocent. That’s no different with Airbnb and Proposition F, merely the latest of San Francisco’s Brobdingnagian sagas over land-use politics that will go down in tomorrow’s election.

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests $92M in Ola

The money is starting to flow from India’s largest startup exit. Ola has added a major name to its ongoing financing round after it confirmed that Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested 650 crore INR (around $92 million) into the Indian ride-hailing business.

212 holds a $34 million close to invest in Turkey and Eastern Europe’s growing technology scene

Eight years after raising its first $30 million fund, 212 is back in the market with a $30 million first close for its latest fund focused on investments in Turkish and Eastern European startups.  Looking to invest in business-to-business software as a service startups,

Antescofo’s Metronaut adds an orchestra when you play music

Meet Metronaut, an app for smartphones and tablets that could change the way you play classical music. The startup behind the app, Antescofo, raised a $4.5 million funding round (€4 million) and has attracted 160,000 downloads. Daphni and OneRagTime are leading the round, with Nobuyuki Idei,

‘There’s no way the US can crush us,’ Huawei founder claims

Huawei’s founder has come out fighting against the U.S. government after he claimed that “there’s no way the US can crush us.” Ren Zhengfei, who founded the telecom company in 1987, doesn’t often make public statements, but, in a rare interview with the BBC,

Litho is a finger-worn controller for augmented reality, IoT and other ‘spatial’ interactions

I first encountered the founders of Litho, a new hardware and software startup developing a new finger-worn controller, at London’s Pitch@Palace last April. The event sees startups pitch in front of the British royal family and other esteemed guests, and naturally the company’s young founders,

Nissan’s old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week

Nissan has turned its old Leaf batteries into an off-grid camping companion.

Netflix cancels “Friends From College” after two seasons

Netflix comedy series “Friends From College” will not return for a third season. The show’s co-creator Nicholas Stoller announced the news earlier today on Twitter. Friends from College will not be returning for a third season. Thanks to everyone who watched it.

Amazon is crowdsourcing Alexa’s answers to tough questions

If you’ve got an Echo device at home, you’ve almost certainly played a few rounds of “stump Alexa,” asking Amazon’s assistant increasingly arcane questions in an attempt to elicit some baffled response. Likely you found it was all that difficult to confuse the AI. After all,

Digital movie collection app Movies Anywhere adds its first pay TV partner, Comcast

Movies Anywhere, the Disney-led service movie service operated in partnership Universal, WB, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox, is adding its first pay TV partner. Starting today,

OnePlus mulls the price of innovation

Qualcomm’s big Snapdragon Summit has become yet another battleground for smartphone oneupmanship, as companies duke it out around the latest flagship chips. OnePlus, which has carved out a name for itself by producing high quality handsets on a budget,

Reflektion Raises $8M From Intel, Nike To Help Retailers Predict What Shoppers Will Buy Next

Reflektion, a predictive analytics startup that helps retailers such as O’Neill improve customer conversion rates, has raised $8 million in Series B funding led by Intel Capital and Nike. The startup plans to use this additional funding in beefing up sales,

AustCham 大奖造就美好世界

上海2014年4月14日电 /美通社/ -- 业内领先的设计规划咨询公司 PLACE Design Group 喜获入围“2014 中澳商会西太平洋澳华企业成就奖”( AustCham Westpac Australia China Business Awards,简称 ACBA)评选决赛资格。

余承东:华为终能超越三星

当地时间7日,华为在巴黎发布了年度最重磅旗舰机型AscendP7,这是华为史上最赚钱的手机产品P6的升级版。

What Europe's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Means for Google (and You)

Should the Internet forget?Do people have the right to have outdated, inaccurate, perhaps embarrassing information about them removed from the web?Addressing that question, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday that citizens do have a certain "right to be forgotten" online.

Calvin Harris: Summer

Not to be totally cliche, but I've been listening to Calvin Harris's song, Summer, pretty much for all of this summer that isn't even technically here yet. Hey,

Nintendo’s Mario Kart DLC Is The Best (And Also The Worst)

Nintendo has seen better times. Back in June, the company announced a quarterly loss despite tripling sales of its flagship console, the Wii U. The numbers were bad, but look even worse when looking back with context: if Nintendo sold the Wii U at the same rate as the previous quarter for a year,

Your Phone Screen Just Won the Nobel Prize in Physics

You’ve probably got the fruits of this year’s Nobel laureates’ handiwork in your pocket. In fact, if you’re reading this on your phone or a relatively recent flat-screen monitor, you’re more than likely staring at some of them right now.

掌上设备伤眼,没有那么简单

近来微信的朋友圈流传着关于同仁医院眼科医生用自己的孩子测试iphone、ipad等掌上设备对眼部伤害的实验。为此,果壳网科学人请同仁医院的眼科医生来剖析一下掌上设备伤眼的谣言和事实。

小米2系列Android 5.0版MIUI 6内测启动

感谢JetaimeTech的投递期待已久,今天MIUI官方正式推出Android L for MIUI 6新固件,最先得到升级的是小米2/2S机型,后续将逐步开放给小米自家其他机型。Android版本号为“5.0 LRX21M”,MIUI版本则是“5.1.

Twitter loses head of brand advertising to Pinterest

Twitter's exodus continues. The latest high-profile employee out the door is Nipoon Malhotra, Twitter's head of brand advertising product team.Malhotra worked at the social network for nearly three years, helping run the group that developed ad products. At Pinterest,

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