Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets – TechCrunch

Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets – TechCrunch

Neuron Mobility, a Singapore-based startup, has closed an $18.5 million financing round as it looks to scale its e-scooter…

Can a games platform tackle kids’ anxiety about having to do math? – TechCrunch

How to avoid the startup trap of the parasitic consultant – TechCrunch

Airbnb invests as Zeus corporate housing raises $55M at $205M – TechCrunch

US VC investment in female founders hits all-time high – TechCrunch

Instacart shoppers plan a series of actions in protest of company’s wage practices – TechCrunch

Late registration savings to Disrupt Berlin ends tomorrow – TechCrunch

By Miles, the UK pay-by-mile car insurance app, adds ‘connected car’ policy for Tesla drivers – TechCrunch

French e-grocery app Jow raises $7M additional funding – TechCrunch

RaySecur, a mailroom security startup, raises $3M in seed funding – TechCrunch

U.S. VCs eye European startups – TechCrunch

Used-car marketplace Vroom nabs $254M to take its growth up a gear – TechCrunch

Raising VC in Silicon Valley as a female POC – TechCrunch

Move over Slack — Space is a new project management platform for developers – TechCrunch

Dutch startup Meatable is developing lab-grown pork and has $10 million in new financing to do it – TechCrunch

Reelgood raises $6.75 million for its universal streaming guide – TechCrunch

Closing the race and gender funding gap – TechCrunch

Canva introduces video editing, has big plans for 2020 – TechCrunch

Style Theory, a fashion rental startup in Southeast Asia, raises $15 million led by SoftBank Ventures Asia – TechCrunch

Flipkart leads $60M investment in logistics startup Shadowfax – TechCrunch

Startups: It View all

AWS is sick of waiting for your company to move to the cloud – TechCrunch

AWS is sick of waiting for your company to move to the cloud – TechCrunch

AWS held its annual re:Invent customer conference last week in Las Vegas. Being Vegas, there was pageantry aplenty, of…

Figma launches Auto Layout – TechCrunch

Design may be the next entrepreneurial gold rush – TechCrunch

GitGuardian raises $12M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks – TechCrunch

AWS launches discounted spot capacity for its Fargate container platform – TechCrunch

AWS speeds up Redshift queries 10x with AQUA – TechCrunch

AWS AutoPilot gives you more visible AutoML in SageMaker Studio – TechCrunch

AWS announces new enterprise search tool powered by machine learning – TechCrunch

OrbitsEdge partners with HPE on orbital datacenter computing and analytics – TechCrunch

AWS’ CodeGuru uses machine learning to automate code reviews – TechCrunch

CircleCI launches improved AWS support – TechCrunch

New Amazon tool simplifies delivery of containerized machine learning models – TechCrunch

Box looks to balance growth and profitability as it matures – TechCrunch

Xerox tells HP it will bring takeover bid directly to shareholders – TechCrunch

New Amazon capabilities put machine learning in reach of more developers

AWS expands its IoT services, brings Alexa to devices with only 1MB of RAM – TechCrunch

Making sense of a multi-cloud, hybrid world at KubeCon – TechCrunch

Cloud Foundry’s Kubernetes bet with Project Eirini hits 1.0 – TechCrunch

Celonis, a leader in big data process mining for enterprises, nabs $290M on a $2.5B valuation

Reimagine inside sales to ramp up B2B customer acquisition – TechCrunch

Technology: View all

In a first, Amazon launches a battery-powered portable Echo speaker in India – TechCrunch

In a first, Amazon launches a battery-powered portable Echo speaker in India – TechCrunch

After launching nearly a dozen Echo speaker models in India in two years, Amazon said on Wednesday it is…

‘Carpentry Compiler’ turns 3D models to instructions on how to build them – TechCrunch

The UniFi Dream Machine router is a great entry point for networking nerds – TechCrunch

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security – TechCrunch

Nix Pro 2 and Nix Mini color sensors are powerful, easy-to-use additions to any creative pro toolkit – TechCrunch

Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack Zip and Everyday Backpack V2 are top-notch photo and travel bags – TechCrunch

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is headed to Canada, with in-store pre-orders starting today – TechCrunch

This robot scientist has conducted 100,000 experiments in a year – TechCrunch

Photography accessories for the shutterbug in your life – TechCrunch

Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family – TechCrunch

Xiaomi’s Q3 earnings report shows slowing growth – TechCrunch

Disney’s cringe-worthy Baby Yoda merch goes on sale – TechCrunch

NASA’s space pallet concept could land rovers on the moon cheaply and simply – TechCrunch

Apple releases holiday ad – TechCrunch

Devialet partners with Huawei for new speaker – TechCrunch

The Flux beamo is a $1,500 laser cutter with simple but powerful software – TechCrunch

Netgear’s Meural Canvas II is a better version of the best home gadget for photographers – TechCrunch

Amazon launches a Dash Smart Shelf for businesses that automatically restocks supplies – TechCrunch

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control – TechCrunch

Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro battery case sports a new camera button – TechCrunch

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Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems

Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems

As microservices, multi-cloud, and other features introduce more layers of complexity, developers may need a hand combing through the thicket of apps. There may be no going back as ecosystems get peppered with options meant…

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

As the dust clears from HPE’s acquisition of MapR in the climax of the Hadoop story, Cloudera sets out the plan for an era of big data platforms in the cloud. It may seem like…

Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?

Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?

Will AI and automation eliminate the need for the people who now keep IT infrastructures in operation? Not if those people take charge of their own futures. NoOps (No Operations) is the idea that emerging…

Security

Apple Misstep Leaves iPhones Open to Jailbreak

Apple Misstep Leaves iPhones Open to Jailbreak

Newest version of iOS contains a critical bug that the company had previously already patched. In a somewhat uncharacteristic blunder,…

CISOs Struggle with Diminishing Tools to Protect Assets from Growing Threats

CISOs Struggle with Diminishing Tools to Protect Assets from Growing Threats

Most CISOs see the risk of cyberattacks growing and feel they’re falling behind in their ability to fight back, a…

3 Ways to Avoid Technical Debt in Open Source Projects

3 Ways to Avoid Technical Debt in Open Source Projects

Engineering teams have only a certain amount of capacity. Cutting down the volume of rework inherent in the open source…

Hackathons Should Be More Than A Circus

Hackathons Should Be More Than A Circus

Tapping into developer talent at a hackathon should be fun, but don’t lose sight of the potential business benefits. Every…

Google Glass For Parkinson’s: 10 Findings

Google Glass For Parkinson’s: 10 Findings

Google Glass offers more health benefits than awkwardness, Parkinson’s patients in UK study find. 20 Great Ideas To Steal In…

5 Job Interview Tips Via Alice In Wonderland

5 Job Interview Tips Via Alice In Wonderland

Curiouser and curiouser! Use these techniques during your next interview to win that IT or security job offer. Even though…

Rogue IT Driven By Need For Speed

Rogue IT Driven By Need For Speed

We’ve lost control to business users before. But this time, the thing that initiated our pain (the cloud) may also…

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…

Social View all

New tweet generator mocks venture capitalists – TechCrunch

New tweet generator mocks venture capitalists – TechCrunch

“Airbnb’s unit economics are quite legendary — the S-1 is going to be MOST disrupted FASTEST in the next 3…

Imgur launches an app for gaming memes – TechCrunch

Imgur launches an app for gaming memes – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered…

Reddit’s monthly active user base grew 30% to reach 430M in 2019 – TechCrunch

Reddit’s monthly active user base grew 30% to reach 430M in 2019 – TechCrunch

In a year-end retrospective released this morning, Reddit says its user base grew 30% this year to reach 430 million…

This browser extension unhides Instagram Likes – TechCrunch

This browser extension unhides Instagram Likes – TechCrunch

Instagram is hiding Like counts to make people feel better. But what if you’re curious, competitive, or just petty? Now…

Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination – TechCrunch

Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination – TechCrunch

Under the terms of a settlement with the ACLU and other civil rights groups earlier this year, Facebook has been taking…

Mobile View all

Finally, an official Craigslist app – TechCrunch

Finally, an official Craigslist app – TechCrunch

Fancy websites and services come and go, but Craigslist endures. And now one of its main…

Instagram finally launches 13+ age checkups – TechCrunch

Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa’s new VC-rich fintech startups – TechCrunch

Android’s ‘Focus Mode’ exits beta, adds new scheduling features – TechCrunch

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. – TechCrunch

Verizon and AWS announce 5G Edge computing partnership – TechCrunch

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms – TechCrunch

Cellphone plans get up to 40% costlier in India – TechCrunch

T-Mobile opens pre-orders on two 5G phones as low-band network goes live – TechCrunch

GPUs Continue to Dominate the AI Accelerator Market for Now

Android’s Ambient Mode will soon come to ‘select devices’ – TechCrunch

New smartphone figures highlight continued struggles to grow market – TechCrunch

European smartphone shipments grew in Q3, driven by Samsung – TechCrunch

Honey’s $4B exit, a new plan for iOS 14, Apple’s new developer resource – TechCrunch

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach – TechCrunch

Facebook prototypes Favorites for close friends microsharing – TechCrunch

FCC bans spending on Huawei, ZTE and other ‘national security threats’ – TechCrunch

The top 1% of app store publishers drive 80% of new downloads – TechCrunch

When Planets Align: Edge Computing’s Game-Changing Potential

Google Assistant introduces personalized playlists of audio news – TechCrunch

Security View all

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…

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Social View all

Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration – TechCrunch

Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration – TechCrunch

Facebook is expanding Crisis Response, its disaster-reporting and communications feature that’s been used in 300 crises…

Facebook announces photo transfer tool – TechCrunch

Twitter launches a Privacy Center to centralize its data protection efforts – TechCrunch

Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland – TechCrunch

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator – TechCrunch

Twitter tests new conversation features from twttr prototype, rollout planned for 2020 – TechCrunch

Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones – TechCrunch

Brexit ad blitz data firm paid by Vote Leave broke privacy laws, watchdogs find – TechCrunch

Instagram founders join $30M raise for Loom work video messenger – TechCrunch

Inside the Instagram AI that fills Explore with fresh, juicy content – TechCrunch

Hulu is down, appears to be a major outage – TechCrunch

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes – TechCrunch

Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number – TechCrunch

Facebook Dating now integrates with Instagram and Facebook Stories – TechCrunch

Twitter rolls out its ‘Hide Replies’ feature to all users worldwide – TechCrunch

Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights – TechCrunch

Facebook’s latest experiment is a meme creation app, Whale – TechCrunch

Give InKind’s smarter giving platform brings in surprise $1.5 million in pre-seed funding – TechCrunch

Facebook announces dates for its 2020 F8 developers conference – TechCrunch

Twitter launches a way to report abusive use of its Lists feature – TechCrunch