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At the intersection of technology and private equity

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It’s been said that private equity has a crush on technology. But dismissing the growing relationship as a crush would not only do it a significant disservice, it would miss ...

E-reader innovation has stalled

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Next month marks 10 years since the first Kindle debuted. It’s a virtual lifetime in consumer electronics terms, but compared to its mobile brethren, e-readers’ pace of innovation has been ...

Zuckerberg apologizes for his tone-deaf VR cartoon tour of Puerto Rico devastation

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Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing today after his Facebook Live video discussing his company’s efforts to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery raised some serious eyebrows. Yesterday, Zuckerberg used the company’s VR app ...

SoftTech’s McLoughlin and Pipedrive’s Rein join TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

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TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, our premier European event is fast approaching this December. And that means some of the top players from Silicon Valley will be coming over. In this context,

Here’s everything Google announced today

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View All Gallery View 0/ More Galleries Skip View All Gallery View Google held a press conference today in San Francisco, where the company announced everything from new phones to ...

Google commits $1 billion in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs

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The nature of work is changing on a global level at a rapid pace. Sure, it’s not the first time work has been dramatically impacted by technology, but the growth ...

Flexport’s epic plan to build a freight empire with its $110M raise

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“We’re actually out here trying to create value, not just give venture capital money away” says Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen. “It’s counterintuitive. The more the business works, the more cash ...

GitLab raises $20M Series C round led by GV

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GitLab, a collaboration and DevOps platform for developers that’s currently in use by more than 100,000 organizations, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series C round led ...

Ring launches Protect, its own $199 connected home security system

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Ring, maker of one of the original (and still likely the best) connected video doorbell, has launched a comprehensive home security system called Protect, which retails for $199 and includes ...

Elon Musk banters and answers rocketry questions on Reddit

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Elon Musk did an AMA on Reddit yesterday, and while he didn’t provide every missing detail on SpaceX’s ambitious BFR program, he was (as always) engaging and informative in a ...

IGN acquires pay-what-you-want game shop Humble Bundle

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Online media giant IGN has acquired Humble Bundle, the indie games storefront best known for its pay-what-you-want bundles that raise money for charity. The company says nothing will change for ...

Amazon introduces a way for teens to independently shop its site, following parents’ approval

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Amazon today announced a new way for teens to shop its site independently of their parents’ accounts and place their own orders, which parents can choose to review before allowing ...

Google’s Airpods competitor do real-time language translation

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One of the surprises we got today from Google’s hardware event were a pair of bluetooth headphones called Pixel Buds. They’re wired behind the neck but they’re every bit a ...

Watch the first four episodes of the Silicon Valley mockumentary ‘Bubbleproof’

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We’re excited to be premiering a new mockumentary series about the startup world; watch the first four episodes of Bubbleproof right here on TechCrunch. The show stars Reputation.com founder Michael ...

Hyperloop One becomes ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ with Virgin Group investment

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Hyperloop One has received a significant investment in Hyperloop One – the official figure hasn’t been revealed, but it’s enough that the Hyperloop tech startup, which aims to create networks ...

Art.snapchat.com counts down to augmented reality art launch with Jeff Koons

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Snapchat plans to launch a new augmented reality art platform featuring pop artist Jeff Koons. It will allow art to be pinned to specific locations in augmented reality. Snapchat will ...

Shopify rolling out Instagram shopping feature to thousands of merchants

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Online commerce giant Shopify is ready for its Instagram moment: The one-stop shop platform provider is opening up its Instagram integration to thousands of its merchants leading up to the ...

Facebook security chief rants about misguided “algorithm” backlash

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“I am seeing a ton of coverage of our recent issues driven by stereotypes of our employees and attacks against fantasy, strawman tech cos” wrote Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex ...

Facebook’s Building 8 head, Regina Dugan, is leaving the company

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Facebook’s Regina Dugan, who led the company’s secretive Building 8 hardware lab, is leaving the company after just 18 months in the role. Dugan detailed in a Facebook post that ...

Facebook plans “Venues” for watching concerts, sports, movies in VR

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Facebook plans to launch a virtual reality “Venues” app next year that Mark Zuckerberg says will allow people to “watch live concerts, and live sports, and premiers of movies and ...

Social media monitor Brandwatch acquires content marketing platform BuzzSumo

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Brandwatch, a social media monitoring company has acquired BuzzSumo, a content marketing and influencer identification platform, for an undisclosed sum. BuzzSumo never raised beyond Seed stage and was in effect ...