Tag: TC

How tech is transforming the intelligence industry

Shay Hershkovitz Contributor Shay Hershkovitz is a Senior Research Fellow at The Intelligence Methodology Research Center (IMRC). At a conference on the future challenges of intelligence organizations held in 2018, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats argued that he...

/ August 11, 2019

Google is shutting down its Trips app

Google is shutting down its Trips app for mobile phones, but incorporating many of the functionality from the service into its Maps app and Search features, according to a statement from the company. Support for the Trips app ends today,...

/ August 6, 2019

BMW says its running ahead of its electrification goals

At its NEXTGen event in Munich, BMW today announced that it is running ahead of schedule in its efforts to offer at least 25 electrified vehicles. Previously, the German luxury car manufacturer was shooting for 2025, but it now says...

/ June 25, 2019

Google cloud was down, affecting numerous applications and services

A Google Cloud outage was affecting a number of services in and out of the Google suite including Snap and Discord as well as Google services like Gmail, Nest, and others. The problem was first reported by East Coast users...

/ June 3, 2019

Watch Rocket Lab launch its second orbital mission of 2019 late tonight

Fast-growing launch provider Rocket Lab is launching its second orbital payload of the year late tonight by our reckoning, early in the evening at the launch site in New Zealand. It will carry three experimental satellites to low Earth orbit,...

/ May 4, 2019

Internet connectivity projects unite as Alphabet spinout Loon grabs $125M from SoftBank’s HAPSMobile

Two futuristic projects are coming together to help increase global internet access after Loon, the Google spinout that uses a collection of floating balloons to bring connectivity to remote areas, announced it has raised money from a SoftBank initiative. HAPSMobile,...

/ April 25, 2019

Science fiction author Gene Wolfe has died

Gene Wolfe, author of “The Book of the New Sun” and other acclaimed works of science fiction and fantasy, died Sunday at the age of 87. According to Locus, his death came after a long struggle with heart disease. While...

/ April 16, 2019

OpenGamma raises $10M in a growth funding round led by Dawn Capital

Over ten years ago, OpenGamma emerged as one of London’s new breed of FinTech startups, launching an open source analytics and risk management platform for the financial services industry. Its open architecture allowed financial services firms to develop analytics applications...

/ April 3, 2019

Talk Apple news with TechCrunch EIC Matthew Panzarino

Apple rolled out major updates to main consumer services today, including a new Apple credit card, an ad-free TV subscription service, a paywalled version of News (that includes Extra Crunch), and a gaming platform upgrade. TechCrunch Editor-In-Chief Matthew Panzarino attended...

/ March 26, 2019

It’s time to disrupt nuclear weapons

Beatrice Fihn Contributor “Atomic bombs are primarily a means for the ruthless annihilation of cities.” Those are the words of Leo Szilard, one of the scientists who pushed for the development of nuclear weapons. He wrote them as part of...

/ March 10, 2019

Taxify rebrands as Bolt to expand its transport options beyond private cars

Taxify, the ride-hailing company from Estonia backed by Didi and Daimler and now active in 30 countries, is making a key shift in its business today as it gears up for its next stage of growth. The company is removing...

/ March 7, 2019

Ubiquitilink advance means every phone is now a satellite phone

Last month I wrote about Ubiquitilink, which promised, through undisclosed means, it was on the verge of providing a sort of global satellite-based roaming service. But how, I asked? (Wait, they told me.) Turns out our phones are capable of...

/ February 26, 2019

Daily Crunch: Pinterest files to go public

1. Pinterest files confidentially to go public The business has confidentially submitted paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering slated for later this year, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Earlier reports...

/ February 23, 2019

Steve Jurvetson tells all: about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list, and more

Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It’s good to be back in the saddle again,” says Jurvetson, whose career was...

/ February 16, 2019