As threats to the company mount, TikTok pushes back

As TikTok’s existential rollercoaster ride continues to rattle on, the company is trying to sway regulators and the public with a flood of dollars and arguments wrapped in free enterprise and free speech to ensure that its parent company Bytedance can retain control of its operations.

Elon Musk says ’embarrassingly late’ two-factor is coming to Tesla app

Tesla CEO Elon Musk acknowledged Friday that the company was ‘embarrassingly late’ rolling out a security layer known as two-factor authentication for its mobile app. “Sorry, this is embarrassingly late.

Clearview AI landed a new facial recognition contract with ICE

The controversial facial recognition software maker Clearview AI has a new contract with ICE, the most controversial U.S. government agency.

Birmingham-based Help Lightning raises $8 million for its remote training and support tools

In the four years since Help Lightning first began pitching its services out of its Birmingham, Ala. headquarters, the company has managed to sign up 100 customers including some large Fortune 500 companies like Cox Communications, Siemens, and Boston Scientific. Now,

Extra Crunch Live: Join Anu Duggal for a live Q&A on August 20 at 11am PT/2pm ET

Rent the Runway and Glossier became unicorns within the same week in June 2019. That same year, only 2.7% of venture capital dollars went toward female-founded companies.

Facebook’s former PR chief explains why no one is paying attention to your startup

At TechCrunch Early Stage, I spoke with Coatue Management GP Caryn Marooney about startup branding and how founders can get people to pay attention to what they’re building. Marooney recently made the jump into venture capital; previously she was co-founder and CEO of The Outcast Agency,

Sequoia Capital has internal crash courses for its founders — here’s how they work

No matter what you think of Sequoia Capital, the firm doesn’t rest on its laurels. Though it’s now managing ungodly amounts of money and has for decades been considered among the top venture firms in the world,

Thoughts on ‘self-driving money,’ day trading and product development from Wealthfront’s Andy Rachle

Andy Rachleff founded Wealthfront a decade ago to give investors a better and smarter way to manage their wealth, building on core academic research showing that a carefully balanced portfolio of low-fee ETFs outperformed more aggressive strategies. Since then,

The Exchange: Unicorn IPOs, tech earnings and my favorite VC round from the week

The TechCrunch Exchange newsletter just launched. Soon only a partial version will hit the site, so sign up to get the full download. Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment.

Gillmor Gang: 3 Weeks Ago

The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday, July 11, 2020. For more, subscribe free to the Gillmor Gang Newsletter. Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @fradice, @mickeleh,

Startups Weekly: Qualtrics IPO to be even more exciting this time around

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. German software giant SAP bought experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the unicorn’s IPO, back in November of 2018.



Vessyl: A Cup That Uses Molecular Sensors To Track Everything You Drink

Ever wished you could keep track of what you're consuming without keeping a detailed list? Meet Vessyl, a cup that can calculate detailed information about what your drinking—and sync that information with your fitness tracker and peripheral apps.

Foursquare 8.0: A Lot More Yelp-Like, A Lot Less Fun

The Foursquare weening process has been a slow one. First, Swarm appeared . A few months later, it took our check-ins . And now that the original, watermelon-adorned app overhaul is finally here, it's a bit of a letdown.Read more...



3D Robotics Opens Its Flight Control App For Drones To Developers

3D Robotics, the largest U.S.-based drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of its open-source Tower flight control app for drone copters and planes on Android phones and tablets. The app gives users a few new ways to talk to their drones, but far more importantly,


人类要多久才能确认外星生命的存在?这个问题我们都不知道,但肯定都会认为那是遥不可及的未来。如果 NASA 没有吹牛,那么那一天来得会比我们想象中的要快得多。  

How to steal Don Draper's perfect shave and haircut from 'Mad Men'

Give yourself a Mad makeover — the Draper way.The tailored suits and mod dresses weren't the only fashion icons of AMC's Mad Men. Don Draper's perfectly coiffed hair and close shave were a recognizable symbol of the show's great style.See also:

Photographer explores her struggle with anxiety in surreal portraits

Anxiety and depression can often be an alienating experience. Between social stigma and personal struggle, it can be difficult for those who suffer from mental health disorders to express themselves and reach out.

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