Africa’s ride-hail markets are hot spots for startups and VC – TechCrunch

Africa’s ride-hail markets are hot spots for startups and VC – TechCrunch

When it comes to VC, vehicles, and startups, Africa’s ride-hail markets are becoming a multi-wheeled and global affair. The…

Unity, now valued at $6B, raising up to $525M – TechCrunch

Is space truly within reach for startups and VC? – TechCrunch

Sales professionals get a bad rap — Bravado wants to change that – TechCrunch

SMB payroll startup Gusto raises $200M Series D, plans R&D expansion to NYC – TechCrunch

With $160 million in new funding, Freenome looks to commercialize its blood test to detect colorectal cancer – TechCrunch

New THC and CBD-infused beverage company, Cann, joins the race to replace booze – TechCrunch

Adam Nelson joins FirstMark Capital – TechCrunch

Standard Cognition lands $35M at $535M valuation to battle Amazon Go – TechCrunch

Raena raises $1.82 million to help influencers in Southeast Asia launch their own consumer brands – TechCrunch

Benchling’s software for managing biotech research nabs $34.5 million – TechCrunch

DoorDash will change controversial tipping model – TechCrunch

Brainly, a crowdsourced homework helper for students, raises $30M to expand in the US – TechCrunch

ispace Europe tapped by the European Space Agency for mission to extract water from the Moon – TechCrunch

Dataplor raises $2M to digitize small businesses in Latin America – TechCrunch

Peer-to-peer parking marketplace Rover tests monthly subscriptions – TechCrunch

How startups can make the open office work, for employers and employees – TechCrunch

Robinhood stored passwords in plaintext, so change yours now – TechCrunch

Toyota invests $600 million in Didi, with the two setting up a new joint venture for driver services – TechCrunch

Ethyca raises $4.2M to simplify GDPR compliance – TechCrunch

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CrunchMatch simplifies networking at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019 – TechCrunch

CrunchMatch simplifies networking at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019 – TechCrunch

Get ready to experience world-class networking TechCrunch-style at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019. On September 5, more than 1,000 of…

BlackBerry’s comeback continues — sales and profits top forecasts

Investor Jocelyn Goldfein to join us on AI panel at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise – TechCrunch

Can the Model 3 survive the controversy?

Slack speeds up its web and desktop client – TechCrunch

Facebook hack exposed 50 million users’ info — and accounts on other sites

Serverless, Inc. expands free Framework to include monitoring and security – TechCrunch

Elon Musk agrees to pay $20 million and quit as Tesla chairman in deal with SEC

Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Enterprise

Instagram gets a new chief: Facebook vet Adam Mosseri

Google Cloud makes it easier to set up continuous delivery with Spinnaker – TechCrunch

Tinder, Pinterest and others struggle to determine how Facebook hack affects their users

In spite of slowing growth, Microsoft has been flexing its cloud muscles – TechCrunch

Uber hires Expedia exec to fill HR role

TrustRadius, a customer-generated B2B software review platform, raises $12.5M – TechCrunch

A llama, bagel and frisbee: Apple’s new iOS 12.1 emoji

Nearly a third of U.S. households don’t have a broadband connection – TechCrunch

Microsoft unveils new Surface devices, smart headphones

Airbud raises $4 million to add a voice interface to your website – TechCrunch

Alexis Ohanian’s VC firm raises new $225M fund

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Apple could gradually switch to new laptop keyboard mechanism starting this fall – TechCrunch

Apple could gradually switch to new laptop keyboard mechanism starting this fall – TechCrunch

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities has released a new report, as Apple Insider spotted. I’ve read the…

Amazon reportedly ramps development on Alexa-powered home robot on wheels – TechCrunch

These robo-ants can work together in swarms to navigate tricky terrain – TechCrunch

Archinaut snags $73 million in NASA funding to 3D-print giant spacecraft parts in orbit – TechCrunch

Hero Labs raises £2.5M for its ultrasonic device to monitor a property’s water use and prevent leaks – TechCrunch

Petcube’s Bites 2 and Play 2 amuse pets and humans alike with Alexa built-in – TechCrunch

Sony’s new A7R IV camera is a 61 MP full-frame mirrorless beast – TechCrunch

Voyant Photonics raises $4.3M to fit lidar on the head of a pin – TechCrunch

Nexar’s Live Map is like Street View with pictures from 5 minutes ago – TechCrunch

Nintendo introduces a Switch model refresh with better battery life – TechCrunch

Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to burn up over the Pacific – TechCrunch

The PureCam Connected Car Security System is a dashcam with extras – TechCrunch

Original Apollo 11 landing videotapes sell for $1.8M – TechCrunch

Freedom Robotics raises $6.6M to take the hassle out of founding a robotics startup – TechCrunch

LG says smart TVs will gain AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support next week – TechCrunch

How Axis went from concept to shipping its Gear smart blinds hardware – TechCrunch

Tile finds another $45M to expand its item-tracking devices and platform – TechCrunch

Occipital’s Structure Sensor Mark II is a smaller and much improved 3D scanner for your iPad – TechCrunch

Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk wireless speakers are a symphony of sound and design – TechCrunch

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8 Challenges DevOps Faces Today

8 Challenges DevOps Faces Today

DevOps adoption is growing – and facing some growing pains, including a fair share of cultural issues. 1 of 9 If you’re an enterprise IT leader, chances are good that you’ve at least heard of…

Ease Disaster Recovery Drama with Communication Plan

Ease Disaster Recovery Drama with Communication Plan

You can do a lot to take the edge off people’s concerns, maintain the company’s reputation, and minimize any long-term damage when you put a plan in place. When developing and testing a disaster recovery…

The Staying Power of Legacy Systems

The Staying Power of Legacy Systems

Yes, there are good reasons for some companies to stick with their legacy systems, at least to a point. Several years ago, I was working with a cloud services company in the oil and gas…

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Editor’s Note: Have Your Say on the State of IT

Editor’s Note: Have Your Say on the State of IT

InformationWeek and Interop are developing a survey-based report on the State of IT in 2019. Technology innovation and new IT concepts have always arrived in a steady stream.…

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5 Ways Android Won Me Over

5 Ways Android Won Me Over

From security to “Lego” programming, Android has more going for it than you might think. For the past two years,…

Hacker Weev Free After Appeal

Hacker Weev Free After Appeal

Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, who embarrassed AT&T by exposing a security flaw, had his conviction overturned by federal appeals court.  …

Google Glass Goes Public – InformationWeek

Google Glass Goes Public – InformationWeek

Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day. 20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014…

Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report

Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report

Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall. Microsoft Office For iPad: 7 Questions Answered…

Facebook Changes: What To Expect

Facebook Changes: What To Expect

Facebook cracks down on spammy posts, tweaks privacy options, and revamps messaging. Here’s what it means to you. 10 Famous…

Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro

Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro

Struggling to find scarce IT security talent? Make sure your hiring managers understand the certifications and match candidates for skills…

Twitter Posts Betray Illness – InformationWeek

Twitter Posts Betray Illness – InformationWeek

Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers. 15 Apps For Healthy Living (Click image for larger…

Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR

Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR

In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity’s hybrid system, which combines…

Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians

Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians

Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny. Twitter Revamp:…

Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls

Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls

Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here’s why. By now, it’s clear…

Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks

Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks

BAE Systems’ leakage-prevention Secure Information Broker Appliance program edits info your organization doesn’t want outsiders to see. Domestic Drones: 5…

Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts

Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts

Facebook’s “Nearby Friends” feature will track, store, and share your location with friends. Before you turn it on, here’s what…

Heartbleed Will Require Rehab – InformationWeek

Heartbleed Will Require Rehab – InformationWeek

Patches are just band-aids. Heartbleed’s long-term effects will force companies to reassess how they deploy and manage technology. Security experts…

Doctors Doping: What Can Tech Do?

Doctors Doping: What Can Tech Do?

It’s estimated 100,000 healthcare professionals abuse prescription drugs, endangering patients and hospitals. Video, bar coding, and even robots could bring…

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain…

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time. Google’s 10…

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Social chat app Capture launches to take a shot at less viral success – TechCrunch

Social chat app Capture launches to take a shot at less viral success – TechCrunch

At first glance launching a new social app may seem as sensible a startup idea as plunging headfirst into shark-infested…

Twitter launches the ‘Hide Replies’ feature, in hopes of civilizing conversations – TechCrunch

Twitter launches the ‘Hide Replies’ feature, in hopes of civilizing conversations – TechCrunch

Twitter today is beginning its test of a radical and controversial change to its service with the launch of a…

Instagram will now hide likes in 6 more countries – TechCrunch

Instagram will now hide likes in 6 more countries – TechCrunch

Would the internet be a better place if we all paid a little less attention to fake internet points? Instagram…

Facebook accused of contradicting itself on claims about platform policy violations – TechCrunch

Facebook accused of contradicting itself on claims about platform policy violations – TechCrunch

Prepare your best * unsurprised face *: Facebook is being accused of contradicting itself in separate testimonies made on both…

Instagram will now warn you before your account gets deleted, offer in-app appeals – TechCrunch

Instagram will now warn you before your account gets deleted, offer in-app appeals – TechCrunch

Instagram this morning announced several changes to its moderation policy, the most significant of which is that it will now…

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Let us, or China will – TechCrunch

Let us, or China will – TechCrunch

Facebook is leaning on fears of China exporting its authoritarian social values to counter arguments that…

5 Ways Edge Tech is Transforming Travel and Transportation

Netflix will roll out a lower-priced subscription plan in India – TechCrunch

How 5G Will Impact Cloud Computing and Remote Workforce

FaceApp gets federal attention as Sen. Schumer raises alarm on data use – TechCrunch

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Watch an unfiltered interview of PicsArt founder at Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

Changes in IT: From the Trenches to the Future

Huawei 5G indecision is hitting UK’s relations abroad, warns committee – TechCrunch

How to Hire Reliable Remote Tech Talent

Huawei’s new OS is for industrial use, not Android replacement – TechCrunch

CIO View: The Business Wins that Make a Big Difference.

Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build out 3G network in secret – TechCrunch

Customer-Led Automation Changes the Service Game

Apple releases iOS 12.4 with potential software support for Apple Card – TechCrunch

UK to toughen telecoms security controls to shrink 5G risks – TechCrunch

Mixhalo raises $10.7M to bring better sound quality to live events – TechCrunch

TwelveSouth’s StayGo is the last USB-C dock you’ll ever need – TechCrunch

Huawei cuts 600 jobs from its US research wing after being blacklisted – TechCrunch

Netflix launches Rs 199 ($2.8) mobile-only monthly plan in India – TechCrunch

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