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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.
 
21.02.19 - 17:07
Loop acquires Screenplay to build its streaming library (TechCrunch)
 
A new streaming startup called Loop Media is announcing its first acquisition ” it’s bought a 30-year-old company called Screenplay. While you may not have heard of Screenplay, the company has licensed a library of 200,000 music videos and movi...
21.02.19 - 17:03
wearTRBL lets you express yourself with a connected T-shirt (TechCrunch)
 
When I interviewed Parrot founder and CEO Henri Seydoux at TechCrunch Disrupt back in 2016, he surprised everyone when he said he was working on a new kind of T-shirt ” nobody knew for sure whether he was joking or not. But the connected T-shirt is r...
21.02.19 - 17:03
Google Cloud′s speech APIs gets cheaper and learn new languages (TechCrunch)
 
Google today announced an update to its Cloud Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech APIs that introduces a few new features that should be especially interesting to enterprise users, as well as improved language support and a price cut. Most of these upd...
21.02.19 - 17:03
Powtoon acquires Showbox.com to extend its video-creation platform (TechCrunch)
 
Powtoon, an online platform that allows its users to easily create videos for digital marketing, YouTube ads or business presentations, today announced that it has acquired Tel Aviv-based Showbox.com, a cloud-based video-editing platform for amateurs...
21.02.19 - 16:45
Trump calls for 6G cellular technology, because why the heck not (TechCrunch)
 
We've been covering the battle for 5G between the U.S. and China for some time. The White House has made 5G technology a national security priority, and industry leaders have followed up that charge with additional investment in the fledgling techno...
21.02.19 - 16:45
Amazon to fund computer science courses in over 1,000 U.S. high schools (TechCrunch)
 
Amazon’s recent investments in NYC educational initiatives will continue, despite the company pulling its HQ2 plans for the area. But the company isn’t stopping there. Today, Amazon announced it will bring computer science courses to over...
21.02.19 - 16:45
Tech investors see bugs as a big business as Ÿnsect raises $125 million (TechCrunch)
 
A company using advanced technologies to grow and harvest mealworms (larval beetles) at scale is on track to become one of the venture capital industry’s oddest billion dollar investments. Ÿnsect, (pronounced ‘insect”) is a Paris-b...
21.02.19 - 16:25
Blockchain is solid, in that there is no liquidity (TechCrunch)
 
The quality of a financial market is driven by liquidity. Companies want to list on the NYSE, because that's where the most financial investors in the world are located, and the thicker the market for investors, the better the valuations for compani...
21.02.19 - 15:45
Apple could be working with Goldman Sachs on a credit card (TechCrunch)
 
According to a new report from the WSJ, Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering on a different kind of products for both companies ” a credit card. The Mastercard-based card would be focused on Apple Pay and feature some deep integrations in iOS. This...
21.02.19 - 15:13
JFrog acquires Shippable, adding continuous integration and delivery to its DevOps platform (TechCrunch)
 
JFrog, the popular DevOps startup now valued at over $1 billion after raising $165 million last October, is making a move to expand the tools and services it provides to developers on its software operations platform: it has acquired Shippable, a clo...
21.02.19 - 15:13
Redis Labs changes its open-source license ” again (TechCrunch)
 
Redis Labs, fresh off its latest funding round, today announced a change to how it licenses its Redis Modules. This may not sound like a big deal, but in the world of open-source projects, licensing is currently a big issue. That’s because orga...
21.02.19 - 14:32
Spotinst announces strategic partnership with AWS (TechCrunch)
 
Spotinst, the startup that helps customers automate selecting the cheapest set of resources to complete a job, announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services today, joining the AWS Partner Network (APN) Global Startups program. Under the ...
21.02.19 - 14:32
Microsoft bringing Dynamics 365 mixed reality solutions to smartphones (TechCrunch)
 
Last year Microsoft introduced several mixed reality business solutions under the Dynamics 365 enterprise product umbrella. Today, the company announced it would be moving these to smartphones in the spring, starting with previews. The company announ...
21.02.19 - 13:37
Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules (TechCrunch)
 
A privacy complaint targeting the behavioral advertising industry has a new piece of evidence that shows the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) shedding doubt on whether it’s possible to obtain informed consent from web users for the programmati...
21.02.19 - 13:37
Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling (TechCrunch)
 
Carpooling is heralded to be environmentally friendly and money-saving, but in smog-stricken China, the transportation option became a source of public concerns after two female passengers got murdered during their lifts with Didi Chuxing drivers. Th...
21.02.19 - 12:55
Sunstone Technology re-brands as Heartcore to become a consumer-only European tech fund (TechCrunch)
 
Update: an earlier version of this story positioned the '‚¬160 million fund as newly announced, when in actual fact it was disclosed in late 2017 and consists of a combination of Heartcore Fund III (seed and series A) and Heartcore Progression A...
21.02.19 - 10:31
Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner (TechCrunch)
 
Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows glo...
21.02.19 - 09:24
JD.com′s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten (TechCrunch)
 
Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is taking its drone delivery system to Japan. Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, just announced a partnership with JD that will see its drones and unmanned vehicles become a part of Rakuten’s own unmanned ...
21.02.19 - 06:12
Clutter confirms SoftBank-led $200M investment for its on-demand storage service (TechCrunch)
 
There’s plenty of speculation right now around apparently disgruntled investors in SoftBank’s Vision Fund, but the drum continues to beat and the checks continue to be written. The latest deal for the $100 billion mega-fund is Clutter, an...
21.02.19 - 05:15
Companies including Nestle, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns (TechCrunch)
 
Days after a YouTube creator accused the platform of enabling a "soft-core pedophilia ring, several companies have suspended advertising on the platform, including Nestle, Epic, and reportedly Disney and McDonald's. Nestle told CNBC that all of its...
21.02.19 - 02:57
On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn (TechCrunch)
 
Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In doing so, the company has officially entered the unicorn club. Founded in 2013 by Stanford graduate Shing Chow, La...
21.02.19 - 01:51
This robotics museum in Korea will construct itself (in theory) (TechCrunch)
 
The planned Robot Science Museum in Seoul will have a humdinger of a first exhibition: its own robotic construction. It’s very much a publicity stunt, though a fun one ” but who knows? Perhaps robots putting buildings together won’t be so...
21.02.19 - 01:06
Can you guess which face is real, and which is computer generated? (TechCrunch)
 
Computers have recently gotten much, much better at a somewhat unsettling skill: generating fake human faces. As in, creating an image of a human who has never existed before. We saw the concept go a bit viral this week with ThisPersonDoesNotExist, a...
21.02.19 - 01:06
Security token offerings aren′t looking much better in 2019 (TechCrunch)
 
Pressed to explain who is using them, and why, 99 percent of cryptocurrencies let out all their air, go flying around the room making a raspberry sound, hit the wall and fall behind the couch forever. The party is over. A few, however, can present a ...
21.02.19 - 00:48
On-demand shuttle startup Via enters South American market (TechCrunch)
 
Via, the on-demand shuttle startup backed by Daimler, has expanded into South America. The company launched a service in Goiânia, Brazil with HP Transportes Coletivos, one of the country’s largest public transportation operators. Via says the ...
21.02.19 - 00:15
Trustpilot is revealing more data about how businesses flag reviews (TechCrunch)
 
Review site Trustpilot says it’s creating more transparency around how businesses respond to consumer reviews. Founder and CEO Peter Mühlmann told me that while “the vast majority of companies” are using their ability to flag questi...
21.02.19 - 00:13
This custom ′hyperfisheye′ lens can see behind itself (TechCrunch)
 
If you're doing ordinary photography and videography, there's rarely any need to go beyond extreme wide angle lenses ” but why be ordinary? This absurd and unique custom fisheye lens has a 270 degree field of view, meaning it can see behind the cam...
21.02.19 - 00:13
Highlights & transcript from Zuckerberg′s 20K-word ethics talk (TechCrunch)
 
Mark Zuckerberg says it might be right for Facebook to let people pay to not see ads, but that it would feel wrong to charge users for extra privacy controls. That’s just one of the fascinating philosophical views the CEO shared during the firs...
20.02.19 - 23:57
Here′s everything announced at Samsung′s Galaxy S10/Galaxy Fold event (TechCrunch)
 
Missed today’s Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco? In all, we have five new phones ” one of them a foldable, some new earbuds, a virtual assistant and a watch. Here’s everything you need to know. Samsung's Galaxy Fold launches April...
20.02.19 - 23:33
Lyft reportedly plans to debut on Nasdaq next month (TechCrunch)
 
Ride-hailing company Lyft plans to file its initial public offering in March possibly beating rival Uber to the milestone. Two reports, one from Reuters, the other from WSJ, indicate Lyft plans to list its shares on Nasdaq next month. The WSJ, citing...
20.02.19 - 23:06
Twitter opens applications for its beta program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations (TechCrunch)
 
Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first set of tests will focus on how interactions betwe...
20.02.19 - 22:57
Samsung′s Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker will arrive ′by April′ (TechCrunch)
 
Samsung announced a lot today. Like a lot, a lot. But the company was pretty quiet on the Bixby side of things, and the Galaxy Home smart speaker it announced mid-last year was nowhere to be seen. In an interview with mobile CEO DJ Koh, however, CNET...
20.02.19 - 22:06
Uber fixes bug that exposed third-party app secrets (TechCrunch)
 
Uber has fixed a bug that allowed access to the secret developer tokens of any app that integrated with the ride-sharing service, according to the security researchers who discovered the flaw. In a blog post, Anand Prakash and Manisha Sangwan explain...
20.02.19 - 21:21
The Samsung Galaxy S10 can wirelessly charge other phones (TechCrunch)
 
Hole punches aside, Wireless Powershare is the S10 line's marquee feature. Samsung's new flagship isn't the first handset with the feature ” the Huawei Mate 20 Pro beat it to it by a few months ” but it's a cool new addition, none the less. And p...
20.02.19 - 21:21
Samsung′s new Galaxy Watch Active tracks blood pressure (TechCrunch)
 
You've got to hand it to Samsung. The company sure threw a LOT at us during today's Unpacked event ” five phones (including the foldable), earbuds, a fitness track and the Galaxy Watch Active, the company's latest smartwatch. The biggest news on t...
20.02.19 - 21:15
The headphone jack lives! (TechCrunch)
 
Reports the headphone jack's death are greatly exaggerated. Or more accurately, premature. All of the latest versions of Samsung's Galaxy phones are equipped with a 3.5mm port, bucking the trend set by Apple and followed by Google. While the headph...
20.02.19 - 21:09
Facebook adds new background location privacy controls to its Android app (TechCrunch)
 
Facebook is updating its privacy settings on Android to make it easier for users to control what location data is sent to and stored by the company. In its announcement, Facebook acknowledged that Android users have expressed concern over the appR...
20.02.19 - 20:57
Samsung′s Galaxy S10 has a built-in Instagram mode (TechCrunch)
 
After weeks of leaks, Samsung still managed to save some surprises for today's event. One of the most interesting among them is a partnership with Instagram that brings Stories directly to the camera app. It's an interesting partnership and mutuall...
20.02.19 - 20:54
These are Samsung′s new Galaxy Buds (TechCrunch)
 
After a seemingly endless stream of leaks over the past few weeks, there was essentially zero doubt that Samsung was announcing ” amongst a bunch of other things ” a new pair of wireless earbuds called the “Galaxy Buds” today. Here they a...
20.02.19 - 20:54
Here′s how all of Samsung′s new Galaxy S10′s compare (TechCrunch)
 
Samsung just announced not one, not two, but four new additions to its flagship Galaxy line: the S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G. Want a quick at-a-glance breakdown of how they all compare? We've got you covered....
20.02.19 - 20:54
Lyft launches surge-free, shared rides (TechCrunch)
 
Somewhat similar to Uber’s Express Pool option, Lyft just launched Shared Saver to help people spend less money for shared rides. But what makes Lyft’s option more attractive is that riders will never experience surge pricing. “You\...
20.02.19 - 20:37
Samsung has sold 2 billion Galaxy phones (TechCrunch)
 
Samsung announced its most expensive phone today, but it also shared the progress it’s made so far in selling a whole lot of Galaxy smartphones. Onstage, Samsung Electronics President DJ Koh announced that over the past decade, the company had ...
20.02.19 - 20:33
Samsung just announced a phone with 1TB of built-in storage (TechCrunch)
 
Word around the rumor mill suggested Samsung was about to announce a phone with a ridiculous one terabyte of storage built right in, and sure enough: it did. Samsung announced four different variations of the Galaxy S10 today ” the S10e, the S10, the...
20.02.19 - 20:33
The Samsung S10′s cameras get ultra-wide-angle lenses and more AI smarts (TechCrunch)
 
Samsung’s S10 lineup features a whopping four models, the S10e, the S10, the S10+ and the S10 5G. Unsurprisingly, one of the features that differentiates these models is the camera system. Gone are the days, after all, where one camera would su...
20.02.19 - 20:33
Samsung′s Galaxy S10 lineup arrives with four new models (TechCrunch)
 
In what may well be the most Samsung move in Samsung history, Samsung just introduced four new Samsung S10 models. For the 10th anniversary of the flagship line, Samsung is going all in on this thing. And with more information expected on Samsung's ...
20.02.19 - 20:33
Samsung′s ′budget flagship′ the Galaxy S10e starts at $750 (TechCrunch)
 
Samsung just announced a lot of phones ” four major variants of the Galaxy S10, as a matter of fact. The S10e is the most interesting of the bunch ” or at least the most interesting one that doesn't sport 5G. The handset is the budget variant of the...
20.02.19 - 20:33
The Samsung S10 gets a 5G model (TechCrunch)
 
You saw this one coming, right? Last year Samsung announced that would be launching not one ” but two ” 5G phones. It only follows then that the first one would be a 5G variant of its flagship (a Note 5G, only imagines, is on the way for the second h...
20.02.19 - 20:33
Watch out Facebook, Google Maps on iOS now lets users track their favorite businesses, too (TechCrunch)
 
Google Maps for iOS will now allow users to follow their favorite businesses right in the app, the company announced today. The feature, which positions the platform as a challenger to Facebook Pages, lets users keep track of a business’s news ...
20.02.19 - 20:24
Tesla′s top attorney leaves after two months on job due to ′poor cultural fit′ (TechCrunch)
 
Tesla’s general counsel, a veteran trial lawyer, has been replaced with a company insider just two months after taking the post. Dane Butswinkas, who was named Tesla general counsel in December, is leaving the company, Tesla confirmed. Jonathan...
20.02.19 - 20:06
Samsung′s foldable Galaxy Fold handset is official (TechCrunch)
 
The last time we saw Samsung's foldable on-stage, it was, quite literally, shrouded in darkness. The company debuted a prototype of the upcoming device at a developer conference, showing its folding method and little else. As promised, the Galaxy Fo...





































 

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