Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers – TechCrunch

Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers – TechCrunch

Attempting to signal its popularity despite high-profile defections from Visa, Stripe, and more, the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra Assocation announced…

Facebook has a weak stance on political ads – TechCrunch

Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook – TechCrunch

EBay, Stripe and Mastercard drop out of Facebook’s Libra Association – TechCrunch

Alexa now speaks Spanish, including in multi-lingual mode – TechCrunch

Descartes Labs snaps up $20M more for its AI-based geospatial imagery analytics platform – TechCrunch

Top VCs, founders share how to build a successful SaaS company – TechCrunch

To beat Amazon Go, Standard Cognition buys cashierless DeepMagic – TechCrunch

YouTube TV is now available on Fire TV devices – TechCrunch

Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations – TechCrunch

Clari snags $60M Series D on valuation of around $500M – TechCrunch

Facebook sure does love free $peech – TechCrunch

Suse’s OpenStack Cloud dissipates – TechCrunch

Arm brings custom instructions to its embedded CPUs – TechCrunch

Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust – TechCrunch

Over 30 civil rights groups demand an end to Amazon Ring’s police partnerships – TechCrunch

Amazon introduces a Kindle for kids – TechCrunch

An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control” – TechCrunch

How ‘the Internet broke America’ with The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz – TechCrunch

As Sinai Ventures returns first fund, partner Jordan Fudge talks new LA focus – TechCrunch

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Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition – TechCrunch

Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition – TechCrunch

Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now it seems that the company…

Apple creates its own TV studio, will produce WWII drama ‘Masters of Air’ – TechCrunch

Twitter comes back to the Mac – TechCrunch

Rahko raises £1.3M seed from Balderton for quantum machine learning tech – TechCrunch

Trump gets on Twitch – TechCrunch

Apple Arcade’s black box – TechCrunch

Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta – TechCrunch

Amazon Music arrives on Apple TV – TechCrunch

Apple pulls HKmap from App Store, the day after Chinese state media criticized its “unwise and reckless decision” to approve it – TechCrunch

China pressures Apple – TechCrunch

China attacks Apple for allowing Hong Kong crowdsourced police activity app – TechCrunch

Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads – TechCrunch

Apple releases latest MacOS update – TechCrunch

Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing – TechCrunch

Via is launching an on-demand public transit network in the city of Cupertino – TechCrunch

Apple’s MacOS Catalina is now available – TechCrunch

Ellen Pao calls out Twitter’s ‘public town square’ model as flawed – TechCrunch

Amid AR/VR experiments, Apple reportedly buys UK visual effects studio – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store – TechCrunch

Samsung pulls the plug on Chinese smartphone production – TechCrunch

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Patch Tuesday problems persist: Start stops, Edge crumbles, Outlook and VMware shake

Patch Tuesday problems persist: Start stops, Edge crumbles, Outlook and VMware shake

I reported two days ago that Microsoft seems to have fixed the printing bugs it introduced in the first…

Google’s Pixel 4 launches next week, here’s what we expect – TechCrunch

Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

Why venture capital firms need culture experts – TechCrunch

Getting more people to open your emails – TechCrunch

A Chrome security setting you shouldn’t overlook

A troubled update to critical browser patches for October Patch Tuesday

Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

“Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way” – TechCrunch

With Windows Virtual Desktop, the bad old days are coming back

Patch Tuesday preliminary report: Looks like the fourth time’s a charm

Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP – TechCrunch

Opera jumps on tracking blocker bandwagon

Google makes moving music and videos between speakers and screens easier – TechCrunch

Google’s Grasshopper coding class for beginners comes to the desktop – TechCrunch

9 critical questions about Microsoft’s first Android phone

Opera’s desktop browser gets built-in tracking protection – TechCrunch

The NBA should learn from Google China – TechCrunch

Waymo is creating 3D maps of Los Angeles to better understand traffic congestion – TechCrunch

Apple ships macOS Catalina; here’s what you get

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Cryptocurrency’s bad day continues as the SEC blocks Telegram’s $1.7 billion planned token sale – TechCrunch

Cryptocurrency’s bad day continues as the SEC blocks Telegram’s $1.7 billion planned token sale – TechCrunch

Cryptocurrency’s bad news day continues to get worse as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has said it has filed an emergency action and received a restraining order for the $1.7 billion planned token offering…

Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised – TechCrunch

Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised – TechCrunch

Accessory maker Nomad already offers a couple of excellent wireless chargers that work great with Apple and other Qi-compatible devices, but they’re introducing a new one that could be their most versatile yet. Using technology…

SAP’s Bill McDermott on stepping down as CEO – TechCrunch

SAP’s Bill McDermott on stepping down as CEO – TechCrunch

SAP’s CEO Bill McDermott today announced that he wouldn’t seek to renew his contract for the next year and step down immediately after nine years at the helm of the German enterprise giant. Shortly after…

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Apple pulls Hong Kong app – TechCrunch

Apple pulls Hong Kong app – TechCrunch

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Google takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation – TechCrunch

Google takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation – TechCrunch

AMP, Google’s somewhat controversial project for speeding up the mobile web, has always been open-source, but it also always felt…

Get ready to see more looping videos on Spotify, as Canvas launches into beta – TechCrunch

Get ready to see more looping videos on Spotify, as Canvas launches into beta – TechCrunch

Spotify is opening up its Canvas feature to more artists, the company announced this morning, which means you’ll see a…

App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3 – TechCrunch

App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3 – TechCrunch

Global app revenue continues to climb, thanks to the growth in mobile gaming and the subscription economy. In the third…

European risk report flags 5G security challenges – TechCrunch

European risk report flags 5G security challenges – TechCrunch

European Union Member States have published a joint risk assessment report into 5G technology which highlights increased security risks that…

What the hell is up with this Essential device? – TechCrunch

What the hell is up with this Essential device? – TechCrunch

Essential CEO Andy Rubin has been pretty silent over the past year for, well, lots of reasons — both business…

Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks – TechCrunch

Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks – TechCrunch

Instagram has finally turned Throwback Thursday into an official feature. It’s part of the new Instagram “Create” mode that launches…

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls – TechCrunch

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls – TechCrunch

Microsoft is following Apple and Google’s lead with today’s launch of per-app and per-game time limits in its parental control…

Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit – TechCrunch

Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit – TechCrunch

Last week, former Tinder CEO Greg Blatt filed a defamation lawsuit against Sean Rad and Rosette Pambakian, who are part…

Robinhood revives checking with new debit card & 2% interest – TechCrunch

Robinhood revives checking with new debit card & 2% interest – TechCrunch

This time it actually has insurance. Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is launching Cash Management, a new feature that earns…

CBS News is bringing a 60 Minutes-inspired news show to streaming service Quibi – TechCrunch

CBS News is bringing a 60 Minutes-inspired news show to streaming service Quibi – TechCrunch

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi, due to launch in April, has partnered with CBS News to modernize “60 Minutes”-style programming…

Spotify gains Siri support on iOS 13, arrives on Apple TV – TechCrunch

Spotify gains Siri support on iOS 13, arrives on Apple TV – TechCrunch

In a long-awaited move, Spotify announced this morning its iOS 13 app would now offer Siri support and its streaming…

HTC stopped innovating on smartphones, new CEO admits – TechCrunch

HTC stopped innovating on smartphones, new CEO admits – TechCrunch

Several months back, we invited HTC cofounder and CEO Cher Wang to appear on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt. Sometimes, however,…

Zuckerberg says Facebook will sue to stop EU’s global content takedowns – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg says Facebook will sue to stop EU’s global content takedowns – TechCrunch

Facebook plans to challenge Europe’s top court, which today ruled that EU countries can order Facebook to globally remove content…

Stock trading app Robinhood revamps its newsfeed with The Wall Street Journal and ad-free videos – TechCrunch

Stock trading app Robinhood revamps its newsfeed with The Wall Street Journal and ad-free videos – TechCrunch

Robinhood may be best known its free stock trading, but today it’s rolling out a new version of the newsfeed, adding…

Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock

Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock

Grand-scale technologies act as nodes of progress that spark continued innovation. Here are several that will continue to impact society.…

Rune raises $2M to help you find new friends in mobile games, starting with Brawl Stars – TechCrunch

Rune raises $2M to help you find new friends in mobile games, starting with Brawl Stars – TechCrunch

Multiplayer games are more fun when you get to play with the same crew regularly. Playing with the same people…

Lookout, Robinhood. E*Trade, Schwab, Ameritrade go zero-fee – TechCrunch

Lookout, Robinhood. E*Trade, Schwab, Ameritrade go zero-fee – TechCrunch

The biggest players in online stock trading all just copied Robinhood by removing their fees for stock and ETF trading.…

YouTube Music is launching three personalized playlists – TechCrunch

YouTube Music is launching three personalized playlists – TechCrunch

YouTube Music is preparing to better challenge Spotify and others with the launch of three new personalized playlists, Discover Mix,…

Zuckerberg misunderstands the huge threat of TikTok – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg misunderstands the huge threat of TikTok – TechCrunch

“It’s almost like the Explore Tab that we have on Instagram” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in leaked audio of…

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Snap CEO isn’t expecting much from Facebook antitrust investigations – TechCrunch

Snap CEO isn’t expecting much from Facebook antitrust investigations – TechCrunch

Facebook’s relentless blatant feature copy of Snapchat have been seen as one of the chief examples of the company’s competitive…

Facebook faces government pressure over encryption – TechCrunch

Facebook faces government pressure over encryption – TechCrunch

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Facebook is being leaned on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan – TechCrunch

Facebook is being leaned on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan – TechCrunch

Here we go again. Western governments are once again dialling up their attack on end-to-end encryption — calling for either…

T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans – TechCrunch

T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans – TechCrunch

When T4 co-founder and CEO Maks Khurgin was working at Bain and Company, he ran into a common problem for…

India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets – TechCrunch

India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets – TechCrunch

Fyle, a Bangalore-headquartered startup that operates an expense management platform, has extended its previous financing round to add $4.5 million…

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Knowable launches its “not a podcast” $100 audio classes – TechCrunch

Knowable launches its “not a podcast” $100 audio classes – TechCrunch

Books on tape were the lifeblood of self-help. But eLearning startups like Khan Academy and Coursera…

Pandora puts its personalization powers to work in a revamped app – TechCrunch

IT Careers: 12 Job Skills in Demand for 2020

Spotify now lets you add podcasts to playlists – TechCrunch

Facebook tries hiding Like counts to fight envy – TechCrunch

App Annie acquires analytics firm Libring, bringing ad tech-related insights to its platform – TechCrunch

OnePlus 7T arrives with Android 10 in October for $599 – TechCrunch

Verizon lights up 5G in (parts of) NYC – TechCrunch

Facebook secures exclusive digital rights for ICC cricket events – TechCrunch

Indonesia’s ride-hailing giant Gojek launches video streaming service GoPlay – TechCrunch

Nintendo’s ‘Mario Kart Tour’ is out now for iPhone, iPad and Android – TechCrunch

Nintendo’s ‘Mario Kart Tour’ is out now for iPhone and iPad – TechCrunch

India’s ALTBalaji partners with Microsoft to bring online video streaming to offline users – TechCrunch

Facebook promises not to stop politicians’ lies & hate – TechCrunch

Meme editor Kapwing grows 10X, raises $11M – TechCrunch

iOS, iPadOS and tvOS 13.1 updates are now available – TechCrunch

Spotify’s app for artists gets a big revamp, adds real-time stats for any song – TechCrunch

Xiaomi’s 108MP Mi Mix Alpha has a display that wraps around the back – TechCrunch

Tibetans hit by the same mobile malware targeting Uyghurs – TechCrunch

Social radio startup Stationhead moves beyond live broadcasts – TechCrunch

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CcHub’s iHub acquisition, Andela’s $50M run-rate and layoffs, Transsion’s IPO – TechCrunch

CcHub’s iHub acquisition, Andela’s $50M run-rate and layoffs, Transsion’s IPO – TechCrunch

Two of Africa’s powerhouse tech incubators joined forces in September. Nigerian innovation center and seed-fund CcHub acquired…

Facebook leads in news consumption among social feeds, but most don’t trust it, says Pew – TechCrunch

Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform – TechCrunch

Embracing the Founder to CEO (F2C) Journey – TechCrunch

A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M superset – TechCrunch

Honeycomb.io raises $11.4M to help developers observe and debug their apps – TechCrunch

Rhino looks to replace renters’ security deposits with a small monthly fee – TechCrunch

Jobpal pockets $2.7M for its enterprise recruitment chatbot – TechCrunch

Why is Dropbox reinventing itself? – TechCrunch

TC’s Greg Epstein and Kate Clark talk mental health startups and the ‘Cult of the Founder’ – TechCrunch

GoodRx is coming for subscription prescription services with the launch of GoodRx Care – TechCrunch

MediaRadar’s new product helps event organizers maximize sales – TechCrunch

Amazon announces new Alexa devices – TechCrunch

Amazon makes it easier for smart home devices to alert customers to low supply levels – TechCrunch

Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds – TechCrunch

Amazon refreshes the Echo with improved sound – TechCrunch

Echo Glow is a $30 Alexa-powered glowing sphere – TechCrunch

Amazon introduces new $99 Eero mesh Wi-Fi routers – TechCrunch

Facebook is building a ‘new social layer’ for Oculus headsets – TechCrunch

Bodega, once dubbed ‘America’s most hated startup,’ has quietly raised millions – TechCrunch

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Microsoft introduces Windows 10X for dual-screen devices – TechCrunch

Microsoft introduces Windows 10X for dual-screen devices – TechCrunch

At its annual Surface hardware event in New York, Microsoft announced the expected set of updates…

Microsoft just announced a dual-screen Surface phone – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s new wireless earbuds work with Office — no, seriously – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s latest Surface Laptop arrives in 13- and 15-inch models – TechCrunch

Twitter and TweetDeck are experiencing partial outages – TechCrunch

Here’s what Microsoft will probably announce at tomorrow’s Surface event – TechCrunch

Coding training and outsourcing service Catalyte launches a toolkit for corporate ‘up-skilling’ – TechCrunch

Defining micromobility and where it’s going with business and mobility analyst Horace Dediu – TechCrunch

Apple launches Deep Fusion feature in beta on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro – TechCrunch

Twitter launches its anti-abuse filter for Direct Messages – TechCrunch

Microsoft OneDrive Personal Vault rolls out worldwide, launches expandable storage – TechCrunch

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop service is now generally available – TechCrunch

Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion lists in Chinese IPO – TechCrunch

The Galaxy Fold is now available for purchase in the US – TechCrunch

My Galaxy Fold display is damaged after a day – TechCrunch

Apple’s iOS and iPadOS 13 support multiple PS4 or Xbox One controllers, which could be huge for Arcade – TechCrunch

Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors – TechCrunch

How Amazon is closing out competitors by opening up voice – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches its AI presentation coach for PowerPoint – TechCrunch

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Redesigned Google Shopping goes live, with price tracking, Google Lens for outfits and more – TechCrunch

Redesigned Google Shopping goes live, with price tracking, Google Lens for outfits and more – TechCrunch

Google Shopping is getting a redesign with several new features, including options to shop local stores,…

It’s time to rethink the Chrome OS upgrade standard

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 continues to cannibalize Windows 7

YouTube’s Neal Mohan describes the company’s efforts on safety and trust – TechCrunch

Time to install Microsoft’s mainstream September patches – and avoid the dregs

India’s Udaan raises $585M to expand its B2B e-commerce platform – TechCrunch

Google rolls out new privacy tools for Maps, YouTube and Assistant – TechCrunch

Google announces Action Blocks, a new accessibility tool for creating mobile shortcuts – TechCrunch

UK privacy ‘class action’ complaint against Google gets unblocked – TechCrunch

Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Top web browsers 2019: Microsoft’s browser share falls to record low

Microsoft gives Windows 10 1903 the ‘go’ sign for business, four months after release

Google brings its Jacquard wearables tech to Levi’s Trucker Jacket – TechCrunch

WeWork proves that (venture) capitalism works – TechCrunch

Not all is predictable on Facebook’s social Horizon – TechCrunch

Google will soon open a cloud region in Poland – TechCrunch

13+ macOS Catalina enhancements you’ll want to use

Surprise! Windows 10 version 1903 declared ‘ready for broad deployment’

Windows 10 1909: Key enterprise features

20 great uses for an old Android device