If you didn’t make $1B this week, you are not doing VC right

The only thing more rare than a unicorn is an exited unicorn. At TechCrunch, we cover a lot of startup financings, but we rarely get the opportunity to cover exits. This week was an exception though, as it was exitpalooza as Affirm, Roblox, Airbnb, and Wish all filed to go public.

31 Flavors of Bullshit: Your Horror Stories of Working At a Startup

We asked for your nightmare tales of startup employment. Did you ever deliver—sending narratives of woe, scams, drugs, psychotic managers, drinking at your desk and more hookers than a venture capitalist could handle. Read more...

Product Hunt Founder Explains Why The Hell He Joined Y Combinator

Industry obsessives talk about Product Hunt—a leaderboard that lets members vote on new apps, devices, and other assorted technologies—with a sense of gratefulness. Venture capitalists use its hand-picked daily list to find a diamond in the deluge.

Kevin Rose Is Competing With His Own Investment

On September 4th, Kevin Rose, the Digg founder turned partner at Google Ventures, sent out a series of texts to the folks who were beta testing his new photo-sharing app, Tiiny. People were curious about the similarities between Tiiny and another photo-sharing app, Cap,

This Movie's Realistic AI Scared the Shit Out of Me

When I watched the trailer for Ex Machina, I was excited. It wasn’t just the uncanny and attractive robot Ava, either. There were androids, AI, Turing tests! This looked like the scifi movie of my dreams. But when I saw Ex Machina recently, I was terrified. Because it told the truth about what A.

Connected States: Lessons I've Learned from Living in a Van

It’s been almost a month on the road now. Read more...

How to Outfit Your Entire Home With LED Light

Now that incandescents have gone the way of the dinosaur and everybody's generally agreed that CFLs are terrible, it's finally the dawning of the age of LED. And there has been no shortage of bulb makers stepping up with offerings to hang in your house.

Dropping Out and Hitting TechCrunch Is the New Teen Summer Job

Youths are our greatest national resource, and the youth of today are making apps for effortless on-demand junk food delivery. I talked to one, 19-year-old Max Hellerstein, who captured today's tech headlines with his new startup, Push For Pizza.Read more...

A Guide to the Sex Discrimination Lawsuit That's Roiling Silicon Valley

Ellen Pao's blockbuster lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers has been described as "exposing Silicon Valley secrets" and putting the usually secretive world of tech-industry VCs "under a microscope."Read more...

Rock-star programmer: Rivers Cuomo finds meaning in coding

“Hi, I’m Rivers from the band, Weezer,” Rivers Cuomo says with a slight smile and a wave. He turns away from the camera for a bit, before launching into his best infomercial pitch. “Imagine you’re on tour, and you’re sitting in your dressing room or your tour bus. You’re backstage.

Daily Crunch: Amazon Web Services stumble

An Amazon Web Services outage has a wide effect, Salesforce might be buying Slack and Pinterest tests new support for virtual events. This is your Daily Crunch for November 25, 2020. And for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving: Enjoy! There will be no newsletter tomorrow,

Gift Guide: 5 solid tech gifts to help decrease stress and increase sleep

Even in a normal year, the holidays can be an anxiety-inducing hellscape. In 2020, though — honestly, it’s hard to say what manner of climactic finale this historically rough year might have on tap. In honor of the one of the most epically rotten years on record,

Enterprise investor Jason Green on SPAC hopefuls versus startups bound for traditional IPOs

Jason Green has a pretty solid reputation as venture capitalists go. The enterprise-focused firm the cofounded 17 years ago, Emergence Capital, has backed Saleforce, Box, and Zoom, among many other companies, and even while every firm is now investing in software-as-a-service startups,

Flexible expressions could lift 3D-generated faces out of the uncanny valley

3D-rendered faces are a big part of any major movie or game now, but the task of capturing and animated them in a natural way can be a tough one. Disney Research is working on ways to smooth out this process, among them a machine learning tool that makes it much easier to generate and […]

Gift Guide: 7 Smart Home gift ideas that go beyond the usual Google/Amazon smart speakers

It's never been easier to build a smart home. Beyond the same Google/Amazon/Apple/etc. voice-powered assistant speakers you've probably seen on every gift guide for years, there's a world of wonderful smart home products that can delight, surprise, and maybe make your life a little easier. 

Remote-controlled delivery carts are now working for the local Los Angeles grocer

Robots are no longer the high-tech tools reserved for university labs, e-commerce giants and buzzy Silicon Valley startups. The local grocer now has access too. Tortoise, the one-year-old Silicon Valley startup known for its remote repositioning electric scooters,

Why is GoCardless COO Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas pivoting to become a full-time VC?

Index Ventures, a London- and San Francisco-headquartered venture capital firm that primarily invests in Europe and the U.S.,recently announced its latest partner. Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas, currently COO of London-based fintech GoCardless and previously the chief product officer of Skyscanner,

Onit acquires legal startup McCarthyFinch to inject AI into legal workflows

Onit, a workflow software company based in Houston with a legal component, announced this week that it has acquired 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield alum McCarthyFinch.  Onit intends to use the startup’s AI skills to beef up its legal workflow software offerings.

LA-based Credit Key raises $33 million for its business-to-business payments platform

Bringing the buy-now pay-later model that transformed companies like Klarna and Affirm into billion dollar businesses to small businesses across the U.S. has netted the payment and lending company Credit Key another $33.85 million in funding.

国行Galaxy S5来了:四大版本任选

上月底在巴厘岛举行的的2014三星论坛上,三星正式发布了国行版Galaxy S5,并表示它会在4月11在国内正式上市。现如今,国行Galaxy S5终于开始了入网审查之路。

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The killer feature of Amazon’s Fire TV

So what makes the Fire TV streaming box so special? We’ve got some thoughts on the matter, and one rather overlooked feature which is very important to some folks.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/14/the-killer-feature-of-amazons-fire-tv/

【警惕】双十一不得不防的购物陷阱

[摘要]先涨后降和清理存货是商家惯用的手段。快递变“慢递”也是在所难免。   

Google Scholar十周年:站在巨人的肩膀上 ​

Google Scholar,作为一个免费的学术图书馆,在11月8日即将迎来她的开源十周年庆。她通过爬虫工具网页采集了数以百万计的学术文献(包括一些付费文献),改变了科研工作者传统的学术文献检索方式。

宏碁发布27寸超窄边4K显示器 售价超5000元

wei根据国外媒体的最新报道,宏碁于近日发布了一款全新的27英寸4K显示器,具体型号为S277HK。

集结的力量,说说智能硬件联盟元年的形成和效应

国内外智能硬件相关企业纷纷联合产业链资源发起成立产业联盟,这股「集结的力量」成为 2014 年物联网领域的一大亮点。本文对此做了一个总结。

这辆近50岁的老爷车绕地球跑了120圈!

如果你不是个喜新厌旧的人,你的座驾打算开几年?很多人都认为跑个几十万公里已经是一般汽车的极限,但对下面这部老爷车来说,上百万公里的里程都不算啥,因为它已经跑了 480 万公里!  

​Whatsapp 推出网页版,但不带 iOS 设备一起

根据之前的流出报道,我们都大概知道 Whatsapp 会推出网页版本,而公司创办人终于在昨晚于 Facebook(当然是了)公布各位使用者可以在 Google Chrome 上打开网页版 Whatsapp。

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