TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019 – TechCrunch

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019 – TechCrunch

Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were…

Taiwan’s entrepreneurs move forward after tense presidential election – TechCrunch

Plaid’s $5.3B acquisition is a textbook Silicon Valley win – TechCrunch

LaunchDarkly CEO Edith Harbaugh explains why her company raised another $54M – TechCrunch

As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own – TechCrunch

Cannabis marketing company Fyllo acquires CannaRegs for $10M – TechCrunch

Eaze’s struggles reflect falling VC interest in cannabis startups – TechCrunch

WorkBoard triples again in 2019, raises $30M from a16z to celebrate – TechCrunch

Discount student tickets available for TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 – TechCrunch

Chinese podcasting and audio content app Lizhi debuts on Nasdaq – TechCrunch

We’ve gone Plaid # – TechCrunch

Caregiving startup Homage raises $10 million Series B to enter new Asian markets – TechCrunch

Loliware’s kelp-based plastic alternatives snag $6M seed round from eco-conscious investors – TechCrunch

Hyundai and Kia put over $110M into UK electric delivery vehicles startup Arrival – TechCrunch

Funnel closes $47M Series B to prepare marketing data for better reporting and analysis – TechCrunch

SiteMinder raises $70M at $750M valuation after cresting $70M ARR in 2019 – TechCrunch

VCs are just tired – TechCrunch

Copilot is a subscription personal finance tracker aiming to kill Mint – TechCrunch

SpinLaunch spins up a $35M round to continue building its space catapult – TechCrunch

Marijuana delivery giant Eaze may go up in smoke – TechCrunch

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Zendesk launches Sell Marketplace to bring app store to CRM product – TechCrunch

Zendesk launches Sell Marketplace to bring app store to CRM product – TechCrunch

Zendesk acquired Base CRM in 2018 to give customers a CRM component to go with its core customer service…

Microsoft announces global Teams ad push as it combats Slack for the heart of enterprise comms – TechCrunch

Harvestr gathers user feedback in one place – TechCrunch

DigitalOcean is laying off staff, sources say 30-50 affected – TechCrunch

Visa’s Plaid acquisition shows a shifting financial services landscape – TechCrunch

Cyral announces $11M Series A to help protect data in cloud – TechCrunch

Cloudinary passes $60M ARR without VC money – TechCrunch

Google Cloud gets a premium support plan with 15-minute response times – TechCrunch

Former Docker CEO Steve Singh joins Madrona – TechCrunch

Kadena fulfills hybrid blockchain vision with launch of public chain – TechCrunch

The crypto rich find security in Anchorage – TechCrunch

Equinix is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet – TechCrunch

Google brings IBM Power Systems to its cloud – TechCrunch

Adobe Experience Manager now offered as cloud-native SaaS application – TechCrunch

Zebra’s SmartSight inventory robot keeps an eye on store shelves – TechCrunch

Salesforce announces new tools to boost developer experience on Commerce Cloud – TechCrunch

Smasung launches the rugged, enterprise-ready Galaxy XCover Pro – TechCrunch

How some founders are raising capital outside of the VC world – TechCrunch

Sisense nabs $100m at a $1B+ valuation for accessible big data business analytics – TechCrunch

Despite JEDI loss, AWS retains dominant market position – TechCrunch

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Baraja’s unique and ingenious take on lidar shines in a crowded industry – TechCrunch

Baraja’s unique and ingenious take on lidar shines in a crowded industry – TechCrunch

It seems like every company making lidar has a new and clever approach, but Baraja takes the cake. Its…

Xiaomi spins off POCO as an independent company – TechCrunch

‘PigeonBot’ brings flying robots closer to real birds – TechCrunch

Formlabs CEO on the state of 3D printing and its remaining challenges – TechCrunch

The robot homecoming is upon us – TechCrunch

Sony Interactive will skip E3 again this year – TechCrunch

Kids with lazy eye can be treated just by letting them watch TV on this special screen – TechCrunch

At CES, companies slowly start to realize that privacy matters – TechCrunch

Cherry goes downmarket with its new Viola mechanical keyboard switches – TechCrunch

How Ring is rethinking privacy and security – TechCrunch

August Home ditches the bridge, and Yale launches a smart lock in Europe – TechCrunch

OrCam announces new AI-enabled device for hearing impairment – TechCrunch

At CES, Schneider Electric unveils its own upgrade to the traditional fusebox – TechCrunch

American Airlines starts trialing Google Nest Hubs as translators in its lounges – TechCrunch

This autonomous security drone is designed to guard your home – TechCrunch

Razer shows off Sila, the first 5G router built for gaming – TechCrunch

Intel and Google plot out closer collaboration around Chromebooks and the future of computing – TechCrunch

Watch Intel’s CES press conference live right here – TechCrunch

Brilliant adds a dimmer switch and smart plug to its smart home ecosystem – TechCrunch

Echodyne steers its high-tech radar beam on autonomous cars with EchoDrive – TechCrunch

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Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Top-performing IT organizations are three times more likely to have positioned themselves as “partners” with the business units that they support, according to research by The Hackett Group. Image: Shutterstock Agility is critical for businesses…

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…

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…

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Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics – TechCrunch

Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics – TechCrunch

What if politicians could only display Twitter replies from their supporters while stopping everyone else from adding their analysis to…

Facebook and eBay pledge to do more to tackle trade in fake reviews after pressure from UK regulator – TechCrunch

Facebook and eBay pledge to do more to tackle trade in fake reviews after pressure from UK regulator – TechCrunch

Facebook and eBay have made commitments to do more to stop fake reviews being sold on their platforms after coming…

What to expect in digital media in 2020 – TechCrunch

What to expect in digital media in 2020 – TechCrunch

As we start 2020, the media and entertainment sectors are in flux. New technologies are enabling new types of content,…

Facebook bans deepfakes – TechCrunch

Facebook bans deepfakes – TechCrunch

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

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media – TechCrunch

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media – TechCrunch

Facebook wants to be the arbiter of truth after all. At least when it comes to intentionally misleading deepfakes and…

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Samsung acquires TeleWorld Solutions to help build 5G infrastructure – TechCrunch

Samsung acquires TeleWorld Solutions to help build 5G infrastructure – TechCrunch

Samsung this morning announced that it has completed the acquisition of TeleWorld Solutions. The Virginia-based telecommunications…

Instagram’s Boomerang evolves with SloMo, Echo, & Duo effects – TechCrunch

5 IoT Challenges and Opportunities for This Year

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges, but needs cynics to fix 2030 – TechCrunch

Twitter is bringing twttr’s experiments in threaded conversations to its main app – TechCrunch

India’s Reliance Jio rolls out Wi-Fi calling feature – TechCrunch

Is Your IT Department Ready for Generation Z?

Samsung’s Lite devices bring the headphone jack to flagship design (sort of) – TechCrunch

PopSockets launches a $60 wireless charger that works with its PopGrips – TechCrunch

Royole looks to move flexible displays beyond the foldable phone – TechCrunch

TCL teases a 5G device, headset and its first foldable at CES – TechCrunch

Samsung confirms February 11 event for its next flagship launch – TechCrunch

Samsung’s latest flagship and foldable appear set for a Feb 11 announcement – TechCrunch

ByteDance & TikTok have secretly built a deepfakes maker – TechCrunch

Samsung announces ‘Lite’ versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 – TechCrunch

TRACED Act signed into law, putting robocallers on notice – TechCrunch

Google Pixel 4A renders include a headphone jack and hole-punch display – TechCrunch

Snapchat will launch Bitmoji TV, a personalized cartoon show – TechCrunch

Huawei reportedly got by with a lot of help from the Chinese government – TechCrunch

Cosmo and Google create a mobile Watch Party for the new season of ‘You’ – 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

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Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users – TechCrunch

Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users – TechCrunch

China’s TikTok, which has taken the world by storm, is working its magic in its home…

Facebook data misuse and voter manipulation back in the frame with latest Cambridge Analytica leaks – TechCrunch

Twitter offers more support to researchers — to ‘keep us accountable’ – TechCrunch

India’s ruling party accused of running deceptive Twitter campaign to gain support for a controversial law – TechCrunch

Snapchat quietly acquired AI Factory, the company behind its new Cameos feature, for $166M – TechCrunch

Fyre Festival meets Mr. Bone Saw – TechCrunch

TikTok’s national security scrutiny tightens as U.S. Navy reportedly bans popular social app – TechCrunch

Facebook acquires a cloud gaming startup – TechCrunch

Subscription-based social network MeWe launches premium features and a business product – TechCrunch

Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android – TechCrunch

Snackpass snags $21M to let you earn friends free takeout – TechCrunch

UK’s competition regulator asks for views on breaking up Google – TechCrunch

Instagram hides false content behind warnings, except for politicians – TechCrunch

Instagram to now flag potentially offensive captions, in addition to comments – TechCrunch

Solve, the startup creating an interactive ‘Law & Order’ for social media, raises $20 million – TechCrunch

Twitter is bringing back Election Labels to identify 2020 U.S. election candidates – TechCrunch

Twitter will now preserve JPEG quality for photo uploads on the web – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Messenger adds Star Wars-themed features and AR effects – TechCrunch

The iPhone’s new parental controls can limit who kids can call, text and FaceTime and when – TechCrunch

Facebook’s video calling Portal devices add WhatsApp login, new features and content – TechCrunch