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Prices increase tonight: Buy Disrupt Berlin 2019 early-bird passes now

We get it. You’re deep in the weeds starting your startup, building your business, expanding your empire. Startuppers are frequently overworked, prone to procrastination and last-minute decision mak

Google hires former Disney and Star executive to head its India business

Google said on Friday it has appointed Sanjay Gupta, a former top executive with Disney India and Star, as the manager and vice president of sales and operations for its India business. Gupta will be

Sir Martin Sorrell’s Silicon Valley charm offensive

Sir Martin Sorrell is the kind of founder people in Silicon Valley most prize. He has enjoyed huge success, having built the world’s biggest advertising conglomerate over 32 years (WPP). He&#821

Disney+ will launch in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain in March 2020

Disney+ will launch in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands on November 12th, a bit shy of a week from today. On November 19th, it’ll expand to Australia and New Zealand. But what about the rest

Elon Musk says building the first sustainable city on Mars will take 1,000 Starships and 20 years

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went into a bit more detail about the timelines and vehicle requirements to not only reach Mars, but to set up a sustainable base on the Red Planet that can serve as an actual cit

Star Wars and Marvel content is most watched among Disney+ trial users, led by ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Early adopters of Disney+ are mostly watching Marvel and Star Wars movies and TV shows, according to a new third-party report by SimilarWeb out today. The analytics firm measured Disney+ usage in its

Corporate, public investments spur interest in Pacific Northwest startups

Why are businesses and government organizations investing so much into the the strip of land down the West Coast from Vancouver, Canada to Portland, Oregon?

Sinclair leads $10.3M investment in rideshare advertising startup Octopus

Octopus Interactive, a startup bringing an interactive TV and ad experience into Uber and Lyft rides, has raised a $10.3 million funding round led by Sinclair Digital Group. Backseat TVs mixing show s

How Microsoft is trying to become more innovative

Microsoft Research is a globally distributed playground for people interested in solving fundamental science problems. These projects often focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence, and s

This robotic arm slows down to avoid the uncanny valley

Robotic arms can move fast enough to snatch thrown objects right out of the air… but should they? Not unless you want them to unnerve the humans they’re interacting with, according to work

Legislators from ten parliaments put the squeeze on Facebook

The third meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’, a multi-nation body comprised of global legislators with concerns about the societal impacts of so

DNA testing startup Veritas Genetics confirms data breach

Veritas Genetics, a DNA testing startup, has said a data breach resulted in unauthorized access of some customer information. The Danvers, Mass.-based company said its customer-facing portal had &#822

Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees

Critics of Facebook's proposed stablecoin are well-intentioned, but they're missing the forest for the trees.

iOS 13.2.2 fixes bug that kills your background apps prematurely

Does it feel like your iPhone is being a little quick to shut down apps running in the background lately? Go update it. Apple has just released iOS 13.2.2, which patches up this issue (which caused ba

Daily Crunch: Former Twitter employees charged with spying

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe her

T-Mobile sugar-coats Sprint merger with promises of free data — but only if it’s approved

The planned $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has been approved by the Justice Department and the FCC, but it's not a sure thing yet. To sweeten the deal, T-Mobile is dangling three big f
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TC Top Picks: Ember Fund

Ember Fund is a mobile app that lets anyone invest in cryptocurrencies from anywhere in the world. T

Ubiquiti combines router and Wi-Fi access point with UniFi Dream Machine

Ubiquiti is a well-known brand if you care about networking. Many companies, schools and public spaces use Ubiquiti access points to broadcast a Wi-Fi network across an entire building. Earlier this w

Older Samsung smart TVs to lose Netflix support next month

An unspecified number of smart TVs manufactured by Samsung will lose native support for Netflix next month, the companies said in an announcement this week. Netflix app-installed — or available

Ghost wants to retrofit your car so it can drive itself on highways in 2020

A new autonomous vehicle company is on the streets — and unbeknownst to most, has been since 2017. Unlike the majority in this burgeoning industry, this new entrant isn’t trying to launch a ro
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