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TechCrunch ist ein amerikanisches Online- Medium, welches über neue Start-Ups, Internetprodukte und Technologienews berichtet. Das als Blog im Jahr 2005 gestartete Projekt von Michael Arrington beschäftigt heute 40 Mitarbeiter und wurde 2010 von AOL aufgekauft.
 
30.03.17 - 18:01
Twitter stops counting @ Replies towards its 140 characters on web and mobile (TechCrunch)
 
 Nearly a year ago, Twitter announced it would begin distancing itself from the requirement that all tweets could only contain 140 characters by no longer counting some things – like media attachments or @ replies towards the character cou...
30.03.17 - 18:01
Nuzzel launches a ′Newswire′ for sponsored content (TechCrunch)
 
 For the first time, news aggregator Nuzzel will include advertising. That doesn’t mean you’re going to see banner ads popping up all over the startup’s app and website. Instead, the Nuzzel Newswire consists of sponsored links...
30.03.17 - 17:49
Samsung turned the Note 7 disaster into an S8 feature (TechCrunch)
 
 The greatest trick Samsung ever pulled was spinning its biggest misfire into a feature. And it happened right under our noses. In fact, not only did the company complete the transformation in plain sight, it used its highest profile platform to...
30.03.17 - 17:45
New tech can spot small faces in the crowd (TechCrunch)
 
 Spotting faces in a scene is easy when the punims are nice and close to the camera. But what about group shots where the faces are tiny? That, I fear, robots have a harder time with. A new research project by Deva Ramanan, associate professor o...
30.03.17 - 17:27
For those about to tune we salute you (TechCrunch)
 
 The first Roadie tuner was a miracle in a plastic case. This little device connected to your phone and then turned the machine heads (the little tuning knobs) on your guitar to exactly the right position. It worked wonderfully. Now the Roadie 2...
30.03.17 - 17:27
UK wants tech firms to build tools to block terrorist content (TechCrunch)
 
 UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd is holding talks with several major Internet companies today to urge them to be more proactive about tackling the spread of extremist content online. Companies in attendance include Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Fa...
30.03.17 - 17:09
Ledger grabs $7 million for its cryptocurrency hardware wallets (TechCrunch)
 
 Things are going incredibly well for Ledger these days. People find bitcoins, ethers and other cryptocurrencies exciting again. And the French startup just raised a $7 million Series A round to make hardware security devices ubiquitous. XAnge, ...
30.03.17 - 17:01
At Disrupt NY, hear top investors talk about what to expect in 2017 and beyond (TechCrunch)
 
 The world’s gone topsy turvy since President Trump was elected U.S. president in a narrow win that seemed to surprise even Trump himself. How is his administration — so dramatically different from the Obama administration before it ...
30.03.17 - 15:45
Facebook introduces personal fundraising tools, donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages (TechCrunch)
 
 Facebook today announced it’s expanding its set of online fundraising tools to include its own GoFundMe competitor, with the added support for personal online fundraisers, starting first in the U.S. The new tool will allow Facebook users ...
30.03.17 - 15:43
Ford taps BlackBerry talent to double its in-house mobile engineering team (TechCrunch)
 
 Ford has made 400 new engineering hires, the company announced, and will create a new Research and Engineering Centre in Ottawa (yes, it’s a ‘centre’ because it’s Canadian). The majority of the hires come from BlackBerry...
30.03.17 - 15:37
Disney just launched the new mobile-only version of Club Penguin (TechCrunch)
 
 Club Penguin Island, the mobile-only replacement for the original Club Penguin (which shut down last night) has launched. Started in 2005, Club Penguin was one of the first successful virtual worlds for children and, as they grew up, teens and ...
30.03.17 - 15:37
Looker catches the fancy of CapitalG, Goldman and Geodesic with $81.5M Series D (TechCrunch)
 
 Business intelligence platform Looker is announcing a wholesome $81.5 million Series D today led by CapitalG, Alphabet’s cleverly named growth investment arm. Goldman Sachs and Geodesic Capital helped fill out the round, joining existing ...
30.03.17 - 15:33
OneLogin brings some smarts to multi-factor authentication (TechCrunch)
 
 Multi-factor authentication or MFA is designed to protect your identity by forcing you to enter a second independent security method to determine it’s really you. Yet like every security system, there is a fine-line between usability and ...
30.03.17 - 15:07
Audi to acquire rental provider Silvercar to expand its mobility services (TechCrunch)
 
 Audi plans to acquire Silvercar, a U.S.-based car sharing startup that was founded specifically to address the high-end airport rental car market. The company’s fleet is already made up exclusively of Audi A4 cars, so it’s not exact...
30.03.17 - 15:01
Uber adds post-request pickup fixes and more driver-side support (TechCrunch)
 
 Uber talked about a few of the changes coming to help improve its relationship with drivers during a press call last week held to address a number of concerns, including regarding its leadership and culture. Now, it’s releasing a few of t...
30.03.17 - 15:01
HelloSign moves into digital workflow with new HelloWorks product (TechCrunch)
 
 HelloSign, founded in 2011, has been best known to this point as an e-signature company, but today it announced something a bit more substantial, a new product called HelloWorks, which allows the company to move into workflow, digitizing proces...
30.03.17 - 15:01
Toyota Research Institute puts $35M into AI-powered materials research (TechCrunch)
 
 Toyota’s dedicated research organization, Toyota Research Institute (TRI), is investing $35 million into collaborative research efforts with a number of university and corporate partners focused on materials science. TRI believes progress...
30.03.17 - 15:01
JoyRun, a food delivery app with a twist, raises $8.5 million (TechCrunch)
 
 A Santa Clara, Calif. startup called JoyRun has raised about $10 million in Series A and seed funding for its peer-to-peer food and drinks delivery app. Floodgate led the $8.5 million Series A round in JoyRun, and Norwest Venture Partners led t...
30.03.17 - 14:13
Tesla′s latest Easter Egg is an in-dash sketch pad (TechCrunch)
 
 The latest Tesla software update brings anticipated new features to Autopilot 2.0 cars, including Summon, which calls your car to you from its parking spot – but it also has a lighter side, as Tesla software updates tend to do. Tesla add...
30.03.17 - 14:07
Telegram introduces voice calls, touting end-to-end encryption (TechCrunch)
 
 Telegram is the latest messaging app to get a major new feature, but unlike Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Hike and countless others, it isn’t cribbing from Snapchat. That’s because Telegram is introducing voice calls. Admitte...
30.03.17 - 12:01
6 River Systems unveils warehouse robots that show workers the way (TechCrunch)
 
 When Amazon acquired Kiva Systems in 2012, other retailers and third-party fulfillment centers panicked. The e-commerce giants took Kiva’s robots off the market, leaving their competitors without an important productivity tool. Lots of ne...
30.03.17 - 10:57
LeEco′s $2 billion acquisition of Vizio has reportedly "stalled (TechCrunch)
 
 There are more problems for ambitious Chinese tech firm LeEco. Its acquisition of U.S.-based TV Vizio, a surprise deal announced last summer, has run into issues, according to media reports in China. Back in February, LeEco brushed off concerns...
30.03.17 - 05:01
Crunch Report | New Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Phones (TechCrunch)
 
Samsung releases its new phones the S8 and S8+, pet-sitting companies Rover and DogVacay merge, Lyft launches Lyft Shuttle, a new feature that works like a bus route, and five reasons why BuzzFeed is going public. All this on Crunch Report. Read More...
30.03.17 - 03:25
The Deck ad network is shutting down (TechCrunch)
 
 The Deck, an ad network whose funding members included Daring Fireball, Kottke and Waxy, announced today that it’s shutting down. As a simple, clean ad network focused on independent websites, The Deck  may have seemed like a bit of a thr...
30.03.17 - 03:19
It sounds like Munchery′s early investors are screwed (TechCrunch)
 
 Munchery, an on-demand food delivery startup that has already raised more than $120 million, is reportedly looking to raise an additional $15 million in funding that would force a recapitalization of the company, Bloomberg reports. Munchery rep...
30.03.17 - 02:21
Don′t give that dude who wants to buy Republicans′ browser histories your money (TechCrunch)
 
 Have you seen the viral GoFundMe campaign floating around that vows to buy and publish the web histories of every politician and exec who is helping internet providers sell your data? Yeah, don’t give that dude your money. I’m all f...
30.03.17 - 01:31
Watch the Senate′s open hearing on Russian election interference Thursday (TechCrunch)
 
 With its House counterpart imploding thanks to the late night excursions and executive coziness of its chairman Devin Nunes, the Senate Select Intelligence Committee soldiers on in its investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 pr...
30.03.17 - 01:13
Your next smartphone is not going to be a revolution (TechCrunch)
 
 Samsung promised a revolution today. The company opened today’s Unpacked event by contextualizing the history of mobile phones, from the 1980s to today. The conceit was simple: Today’s big announcement marks a step in cell phone evo...
30.03.17 - 00:55
Waymo pursued arbitration with Anthony Levandowski before it sued Uber (TechCrunch)
 
 Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, pursued arbitration against one of its star engineers last fall before filing a lawsuit in February against his current employer, Uber, for theft of trade secrets. Waymo claims that its former employ...
30.03.17 - 00:31
AdSemble launches a self-serve platform for buying digital billboard ads (TechCrunch)
 
 AdSemble has launched a new way for businesses to buy ads on digital billboards. To use the company’s new Open Display product, advertisers just set their weekly budget, choose the region where they want their ad to be displayed and uplo...
29.03.17 - 23:25
Amazon to shut down Diapers.com and other Quidsi sites (TechCrunch)
 
 Amazon will shut down Diapers.com and the other websites operated by its Quidsi division, the company confirmed to Bloomberg today, citing the division’s lack of profitability as the reason behind the decision. Quidsi’s acquisition ...
29.03.17 - 23:07
Is technology contributing to increased inequality? (TechCrunch)
 
 As global poverty continues to decline, another issue emerges: According to the World Economic Forum, rising income inequality and the polarization of societies pose a risk to the global economy, and may lead to increased polarization and lack ...
29.03.17 - 22:19
Facebook will launch group chatbots at F8 (TechCrunch)
 
 Facebook will reveal at its F8 conference a new class of group bots that work inside Messenger group chats. These group bots can keep users informed about real-time news such as a sports game’s progress, ecommerce deliveries, and more, ac...
29.03.17 - 22:01
Picture yourself as a space tourist in these Blue Origin capsule interior shots (TechCrunch)
 
 One of the best parts of writing about transportation tech is that I get to reiterate my desire to go to space – again, for the record, if you’ll have me Blue Origin I would like to go to space. Especially now that I’ve seen t...
29.03.17 - 21:07
Lyft Shuttle is an experimental new Lyft Line feature that works like a bus route (TechCrunch)
 
 Lyft has a new offering in testing called Shuttle, which is part of its Lyft Line commuter ride sharing option, and which operates along a set route with specific pickup and drop-off points. The trial for Shuttle is currently on offer in San Fr...
29.03.17 - 21:01
MIT team urges Trump to secure electric grid, financial sector from cyber threat (TechCrunch)
 
 In a new 50 page report, a team of MIT cybersecurity researchers asserts that the most vital economic systems in the U.S. are essentially defenseless, imploring the Trump administration to do something about it instead of just waiting for every...
29.03.17 - 21:01
TechCrunch takes Manhattan: Include Office Hours with Flybridge Capital Partners (TechCrunch)
 
 Founders! TechCrunch is taking over Manhattan next week with our first block party ever, and partnering with Flybridge to host Include Office hours at WeWork Grand Central Station. On April 6th from 2-4pm ET, General Partners Chip Hazard and Je...
29.03.17 - 20:43
Report: Free trials push Apple Music ahead of Pandora and Spotify on mobile usage (TechCrunch)
 
Spotify may be the reigning leader when it comes to the largest number of paid subscribers for a streaming music service, but it’s Apple that comes out on top when their respective audiences translate into monthly unique users, specifically on ...
29.03.17 - 20:37
Android co-founder′s new smartphone confirmed to run Android (TechCrunch)
 
 The new smartphone from Andy Rubin, which will be the debut product of his new company Essential, will indeed run Android for its operating system. It looked that way from the tiny peek at the corner we got from Rubin’s tweet earlier this...
29.03.17 - 20:01
This year′s Tribeca Film Festival will include a video game festival, too (TechCrunch)
 
 New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival is getting a sister event — this year, it will see kickoff of the very first Tribeca Games Festival. The event is being launched in partnership with gaming publication Kill Screen and will take ...
29.03.17 - 20:01
Stance′s app lets you record a message for your Congressperson, then leaves it on their voicemail (TechCrunch)
 
 Want to call your senator or U.S. representative to let them know where you stand on an issue, but don’t have the time to hunt down their phone number, wait on hold, or continually redial to get past the busy signals? A new app called Sta...
29.03.17 - 19:57
Rover and DogVacay merge to dominate the pet-sitting market (TechCrunch)
 
 Putting an end to a fierce competition to dominate the pet-sitting business, Rover and DogVacay have agreed to join forces. Rover will be acquiring DogVacay in an all-stock deal. DogVacay’s investors, including Benchmark, Andreessen Horow...
29.03.17 - 19:31
Facebook′s CrowdTangle lets publishers compare performance on social apps (TechCrunch)
 
 Heavy with fake news guilt, Facebook is rolling out new social channel benchmarking for publishers in the CrowdTangle tool it acquired and made free last year. CrowdTangle Intelligence lets news outlets compare their different accounts’ ...
29.03.17 - 19:31
500 Startups launches a short marketing ramp-up bootcamp for startups in Israel (TechCrunch)
 
 As competition to get the best startups into incubators gets increasingly challenging, many firms may find themselves looking earlier and earlier into the life of a company in order to get their attention — and part of the company through...
29.03.17 - 19:31
Aiden closes $750,000 seed round in its quest to amplify marketers (TechCrunch)
 
 Aiden, a London-based startup building a machine learning-powered personal assistant to save mobile marketers time and money, closed a $750,000 seed round today from Kima Ventures and a number of angels including Nicolas Pinto, Pierre Valade an...
29.03.17 - 19:01
Facebook opens up 360-degree live streaming to all (TechCrunch)
 
 Facebook just made live streaming 360-degree video relatively easy, provided you have the equipment to capture the content. Users of devices like the new 2017 model Gear 360 just announced at the S8 smartphone launch, or the Insta360 Nano (for ...
29.03.17 - 18:49
Garmin announces a new watch just for runners and those who think they are runners (TechCrunch)
 
 Garmin is back again with the Forerunner 935, a runner-specific sport watch with GPS, heart rate, and compatibility with the Garmin Running Dynamics Pod that offers further information about your speed, gait, and how often you double over in ab...
29.03.17 - 18:49
So what exactly is a bot? (TechCrunch)
 
 As we see the ecosystem continue to develop, bots are increasingly showcasing a wide variety of features from chat to menus, to buttons and visual interfaces. Some bots now almost look like full fledged apps with a variety of feature rich optio...
29.03.17 - 18:39
Twitter′s live streaming app Periscope gets an analytics dashboard (TechCrunch)
 
 Trying to figure out this whole live video broadcasting thing? Good news! Periscope, the Twitter-owned live broadcasting app, picked up a new trick this morning: a shiny new analytics dashboard. It’s not the most groundbreaking thing in t...
29.03.17 - 18:37
The Martix Voice is an Alexa for your Raspberry Pi (TechCrunch)
 
 Matrix Labs just completed a successful crowdfunding campaign for what amounts to a AI voice recognition system for the Raspberry Pi which allows you, a mere mortal, to make your own Alexa in your basement. Created by Rodolfo Saccoman and Brian...





































 

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