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A Look Back

Dec 29, 6:22PM

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How viral open-source startups can build themselves into enterprise-IT powerhouses

Dec 29, 6:00PM

Striped Halftone Pattern Hordes of new enterprise-IT upstarts have popped up in Silicon Valley, with some drawing lofty valuations from investors. They’re driven by new, more-advanced technologies in areas such as databases, software development, networking and cloud computing. And many are taking aim at incumbents like Dell, EMC, Oracle and IBM. But will these new companies ever be as valuable as those big names? Read More

NFL games are now live streaming on China's Sina Weibo network

Dec 29, 4:16PM

2016 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Carolina Panthers' Jonathan Stewart (28) scores a touchdown during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) The NFL is hoping to expand its presence in China with a new deal that gives social media platform, Sina Weibo – often called China’s Twitter –  the rights to live stream select games on its network, including the Super Bowl. The deal marks the first time a sports league will live stream games on the service, the NFL says. Additionally, Sina will gain the rights to… Read More

The new Microsoft under Satya Nadella is still looking good on Wall Street

Dec 29, 4:00PM

Satya Nadella Almost three years ago, Microsoft named Satya Nadella as its CEO. Since then, Microsoft has reversed its fortunes and returned to being a growth stock after stagnating for nearly a decade — and 2016 was not an exception to that. Indeed, as Microsoft continued its transition to cloud-based services and adopting multiple platforms, as well as taking big bets like buying LinkedIn for… Read More

Duolingo gets social

Dec 29, 4:00PM

College students working in group with laptop in library Duolingo, the popular language learning app, has long made learning a new language accessible to anybody with a computer or smartphone. Unlike being in a traditional class environment, though, using Duolingo was always a rather lonely experience. The company, whose app has now been used by over 150 million people, realized as much and today, with the launch of Duolingo Language Clubs,… Read More

Here and Mobileye team up on self-driving mapping tech

Dec 29, 3:39PM

future_of_mobility7 More companies working on autonomous driving have decided to work together to pursue their goals; Nokia mapping spin-out Here is working with Mobileye, the company that creates computer vision chips, cameras and other tech to support self-driving development on mapping service collaboration. The companies announced the partnership on Thursday, noting that they’re going to be pairing… Read More

iPhone 7 was a top holiday gift, but Apple Watch is fading

Dec 29, 3:25PM

iPhone 7 More iPhone 7 devices were unwrapped over the 2016 holidays compared with Google Pixel smartphones, according to new data released by analytics service Mixpanel. Specifically, in the first few days after Christmas, the number of unique iPhone 7’s increased by 12.7 percent, compared with an 8.5 percent increase for Google’s newest flagship. And when comparing iOS to Android devices… Read More

After arriving at 100th railway station in India, Google's WiFi is set to hit another 100 in 2017

Dec 29, 2:53PM

Google Train Last September, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a fairly ambition plan to bring free WiFi to 400 railway stations across India, a goal that would cover 10 million passengers a day, by the company’s count, making a small but meaningful impact on the estimated one billion-plus people in the country who aren’t connected to the internet. In January, the roll out started, bringing… Read More

You can now register to find out when Super Mario Run hits Android

Dec 29, 2:51PM

screen-shot-2016-12-29-at-9-34-55-am Nintendo gave Apple a timed exclusive with Super Mario Run, but ‘timed’ means that it was bound to arrive on Android sooner or later. Now, Android users can register in the Google Play Store to get notified when it is actually available, much like iOS users could prior to the game’s launch on Apple’s mobile devices. The Play Store entry for Super Mario Run features a… Read More

Volvo integrates Skype for Business in its 90 series vehicles

Dec 29, 2:29PM

skype-car-compressor What do you do when your love of driving conflicts with your deep and abiding love of conference calls? That’s a question Volvo hopes it can finally answer, with the integration of Skype for Business directly into its 90 series cars, letting drivers see their future meetings, and join via a single button press on the in-car center console infotainment touchscreen. The Skype integration is… Read More

FDA issues new security guidelines so that your pacemaker won't get hacked

Dec 29, 3:08AM

Conceptual image of a female doctor with a stethoscope This week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a set of recommendations for securing medical devices that could jeopardize the safety and privacy of their users. The report, titled “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices,” focuses on security throughout the lifecycle of a device, emphasizing that robust cybersecurity is an ongoing process that requires… Read More

Amazon patents show flying warehouses that send delivery drones to your door

Dec 29, 12:18AM

Amazon's vision for drone delivery includes large airborne fulfillment centers and shuttles. We’ve known about Amazon’s drone delivery ambitions since 2013.  But patent filings from Amazon, circulated today by CB Insights’ Zoe Leavitt, reveal more details about how the e-commerce titan could make drone deliveries work at scale, namely through “airborne fulfillment centers.” Yes, that’s a warehouse in a zeppelin. The airborne fulfillment centers,… Read More

TechCrunch 2016 year in review

Dec 29, 12:07AM

This Jan. 21, 2016 photo shows the water tower at the Flint, Mich., water plant. Flint's mayor has floated a shockingly high price to fix the city's lead-contamination problem, saying it could millions to replace damaged pipes. (Perry Rech/American Red Cross via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT It’s easy to be down on 2016 — we don’t blame you. But hidden among the hacks, fake news and political uncertainty lies a wholesome year of technological achievements. Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning fueled huge strides in autonomous vehicle technology. Virtual and augmented reality are inching closer to their primetime. We successfully landed a rocket… Read More

IoT redux… this time, it's personal

Dec 29, 12:00AM

iot internet of things city As we advance toward 2017, a quick analysis of our connected landscape indicates that the IoT is taking a short break from destroying the internet and is now letting Mark Zuckerberg take a shot at it. All joking aside, the process of rapidly restructuring our world via technology — and functioning in the flux — has become our new normal. More of the same is on tap in 2017. Read More

AppDynamics posts long-awaited IPO filing

Dec 28, 11:05PM

appdynamics AppDynamics has revealed its filing for a U.S. IPO. The IT company, which helps businesses like Salesforce and IBM with applications management, is targeting a $100 million offering. Despite a competitive landscape, which includes New Relic and Dynatrace, AppDynamics has shown strong revenue growth over the past year. For the nine months ending in October, revenue came in at $158.4 million… Read More

Twitter introduces 360-degree video live streaming

Dec 28, 10:27PM

twitter-360 Twitter is taking another step into getting into live video by introducing 360-degree live streams through Periscope. Anyone on Twitter and Periscope can watch 360-degree live video, though currently only select partners can go live in 360 via Periscope, the company announced in a blog post. While it’s only available for a limited number of partners for now, it makes sense that Twitter… Read More

TechCrunch's top 10 hardware startup videos of 2016

Dec 28, 7:00PM

tc-best-videos-2016 We made hundreds of videos in 2016 — and we’re proud of all of them. But some videos, like these, skyrocketed to the top of the video charts making them worth a second look. Featuring go-karts, toy robots, laser tag and more, here’s a rundown of the most-watched hardware startup videos in 2016. Read More

Four reasons you shouldn't launch your crowdfunding campaign at CES

Dec 28, 7:00PM

crowdfunding It’s the Super Bowl for nerds — a place where the future is unveiled alongside a pile of the most useless crap humans can dream up. And if the legions we talk to in our work are to be believed, the event is a wonderful time to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Their line of reasoning scares the living shit out of us. Read More

The price of bitcoin is creeping back toward its 3-year high of $1,000

Dec 28, 6:18PM

bitcoin rainbow Does it feel like the only time you hear about Bitcoin is when the price is either abruptly soaring or sinking? Us too! This time it’s soaring. Bitcoin is up about 30% over the last month, and about 50% over the last 3 months. The current price is hovering right around $950. The last time it traded this close to $1,000 was in January 2014 when the price hit $1,023 – right before… Read More

Echo owns the holiday and heads to court: It's The Daily Crunch

Dec 28, 5:50PM

daily-crunch-2x1 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on To get The Daily Crunch in your inbox every day of the week, sign up here and be sure to take a look at the rest of our newsletters while you’re at it. Echo sold a lot – but Amazon isn’t telling exactly how many, in typical… Read More

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