Kenyan telco Safaricom’s Alpha incubator faces uncertain future – TechCrunch

Kenyan telco Safaricom’s Alpha incubator faces uncertain future – TechCrunch

Safaricom’s Nairobi based Alpha innovation incubator may have an uncertain future, according to sources. With two high-level departures, and…

Is that the internet we want? – TechCrunch

‘Cloud kitchens’ is an oxymoron – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Echo gets a decent-sounding refresh – TechCrunch

Labor leaders and startup founders talk how to build a sustainable gig economy – TechCrunch

&Open helps businesses distribute gifts to reward customer loyalty – TechCrunch

Canva, now valued at $3.2 billion, launches an enterprise product – TechCrunch

Databricks brings its Delta Lake project to the Linux Foundation – TechCrunch

A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round – TechCrunch

Amazon migrates more than 100 consumer services from Oracle to AWS databases – TechCrunch

Facebook’s new Portal increases privacy, but is still searching for a reason to exist – TechCrunch

Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies. – TechCrunch

Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook – TechCrunch

What you need to know now – TechCrunch

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

Why it might have been time for new leadership at SAP – TechCrunch

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

Trump gets on Twitch – TechCrunch

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Foursquare CEO calls on Congress to regulate the location data industry – TechCrunch

Foursquare CEO calls on Congress to regulate the location data industry – TechCrunch

The chief executive of Foursquare, one of the largest location data platforms on the internet, is calling on lawmakers…

Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules – TechCrunch

Beats brings noise-canceling to its on-ear Solo headphones – TechCrunch

Samsung opens Android 10 One UI beta ahead of final launch – TechCrunch

Apple caves to China’s App Store demands, Q3 trend outlook, more – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold concierge service is live in the US for those who need it – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a solid smartwatch for Android users – TechCrunch

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

Life with the Samsung Galaxy Fold – TechCrunch

Twitter comes back to the Mac – 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

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

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

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older…

Every angle of Volvo’s first electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge – TechCrunch

Volvo unveils its first electric car, the XC40 Recharge – TechCrunch

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

The second round of October patches arrives — with a few twists and a new nag

Google Nest Mini hands-on – TechCrunch

9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

Up close with Google’s budget Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go – TechCrunch

Annie Leibovitz used the Pixel 4 to shoot a new collection of photos – TechCrunch

Here’s everything Google just announced at the Made By Google 2019 event – TechCrunch

Google’s Pixel 4 ships October 24, starting at $799 – TechCrunch

Google Home Mini is now Nest Mini – TechCrunch

Google teases fully wireless Pixel Buds, arriving Spring 2020 – TechCrunch

Google’s cloud gaming service Stadia will launch on November 19th – TechCrunch

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Google updates its Titan security keys with USB-C – TechCrunch

You probably won’t be buying a Mac Pro this year

Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

Google’s Pixel 4 briefly went up for preorder on Best Buy Canada – TechCrunch

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

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In the Accelerator over the Sea – TechCrunch

In the Accelerator over the Sea – TechCrunch

In our oceans the scale of disasters is measured in millions, billions, and trillions, while solutions amount to single digits: individuals or institutions working to impact a chosen issue with approaches often both brilliant and…

The Analogue Pocket might be the perfect portable video game system – TechCrunch

The Analogue Pocket might be the perfect portable video game system – TechCrunch

Very few modern tech companies have executed on their mission as consistently, and at such a high level of quality as Analogue. Analogue’s obsessively engineered modern consoles for old-school physical cartridge video games are museum-quality…

Kabuto is building smart suitcases for geeks – TechCrunch

Kabuto is building smart suitcases for geeks – TechCrunch

French company Kabuto is launching a Kickstarter campaign today for the second generation of its smart carry-on suitcase. The company was previously known as Xtend. If you think about smart suitcases, chances are you picture…

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Hands-on with the new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

Hands-on with the new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

After the onstage presentation at Made by Google 2019, we got our hands on a Pixel 4. In this video,…

Up close with Google’s new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

Up close with Google’s new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

This is the Pixel 4, the handset that literally everyone saw coming. Even by Google’s standards, the handset leaked like…

Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing

Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing

Here’s a collection of information to help IT leaders and professionals learn more about edge computing and use cases for…

Germany says it won’t ban Huawei or any 5G supplier up front – TechCrunch

Germany says it won’t ban Huawei or any 5G supplier up front – TechCrunch

Germany is resisting US pressure to shut out Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G networks — saying it will not…

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning – TechCrunch

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning – TechCrunch

Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has built a mobile app that helps you log everything you eat in order to…

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,…

Apester unveils a new Story Strip format for online publishers – TechCrunch

Apester unveils a new Story Strip format for online publishers – TechCrunch

Apester, which helps digital publishers add interactivity to their content, is rolling out a new format called the Story Strip.…

IAC outlines its plans for a Match Group spinoff – TechCrunch

IAC outlines its plans for a Match Group spinoff – TechCrunch

Digital media holding company IAC has taken the next step toward spinning off Match Group, with a proposal outlining what…

Apple pulls Hong Kong app – TechCrunch

Apple pulls Hong Kong app – TechCrunch

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

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…

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

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

Apple’s decision to greenlight an app called HKmaps, which is being used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong to crowdsource…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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Bill McDermott steps down as SAP’s CEO – TechCrunch

Bill McDermott steps down as SAP’s CEO – TechCrunch

SAP today announced that Bill McDermott, its CEO for the last nine years, is stepping down immediately. The company says…

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

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

Build a great executive team, seek out repeatable use cases Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, we hosted…

YouTube TV is now available on Fire TV devices – TechCrunch

YouTube TV is now available on Fire TV devices – TechCrunch

Earlier this year, Google and Amazon reached an agreement to bring their streaming video apps to each other’s platforms, following…

Amazon Music arrives on Apple TV – TechCrunch

Amazon Music arrives on Apple TV – TechCrunch

Amazon Music is now available on the Apple TV, including both the Apple TV 4K and the Apple TV HD…

Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations – TechCrunch

Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations – TechCrunch

Xage is working with utilities, energy companies and manufacturers to secure their massive systems, and today it announced some significant…

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How to radically change finance through startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

How to radically change finance through startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

Fintech has been a very popular area for venture investment, and this is particularly true in…

Proportunity raises £2M seed for its ‘help to buy’-style property lending – TechCrunch

TruTag raises $7.5 million Series C for tiny, edible barcodes that can be placed on pills, food and vaping systems – TechCrunch

Winnow raises $12M Series B for its food waste solution for commercial kitchens – TechCrunch

Edge computing startup Pensando comes out of stealth mode with a total of $278 million in funding – TechCrunch

Netflix Q3 earnings exceed estimates, despite disappointing US subscriber growth – TechCrunch

Tivo’s CEO explains how the company ‘fully embraces’ streaming – TechCrunch

Shonda Rhimes signs podcast deal iHeartMedia – TechCrunch

Autify raises $2.5M seed round for its no-code software testing platform – TechCrunch

Uber integrates electric moped service Cityscoot in Paris – TechCrunch

RealTime Robotics scores $11.7M Series A to help robots avoid collisions – TechCrunch

UK quietly ditches porn age checks in favor of wider online harms rules – TechCrunch

Europe issues interim antitrust order against Broadcom as probe continues – TechCrunch

Founders, get advice from top experts at Disrupt Berlin this Dec. 11-12 – TechCrunch

Healx raises $56M Series B to use AI to find treatments for rare diseases – TechCrunch

Booqed, a Hong Kong-based platform for on-demand work spaces, raises $1.675 million in seed funding – TechCrunch

AMC Theatres launches its own on-demand streaming service – TechCrunch

Entrepreneur First, the ‘talent investor’, pulls out of Hong Kong – TechCrunch

Headless CMS company Strapi raises $4 million – TechCrunch

Google launches the $649 Pixelbook Go Chromebook – TechCrunch

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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…

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

Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock

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

Look out, Robinhood. E*Trade, Schwab, Ameritrade all go zero-fee – TechCrunch

YouTube Music is launching three personalized playlists – TechCrunch

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

HTC’s new CEO Yves Maitre is coming to Disrupt San Francisco – 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 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

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Salesforce adds integrated order management system to its arsenal – TechCrunch

Salesforce adds integrated order management system to its arsenal – TechCrunch

Salesforce certainly has a lot of tools crossing the sales, service and marketing categories, but until…

Facebook sure does love free $peech – TechCrunch

Silicon Valley’s competing philosophies on tech ethics with The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz – 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

PayPal is the first company to drop out of the Facebook-led Libra Association – TechCrunch

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

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

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

Google-backed Dunzo raises $45M to expand its hyperlocal delivery startup in India – TechCrunch

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

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

Osano makes business risk and compliance (somewhat) sexy again – TechCrunch

Instagram launches Threads, a Close Friends chat app with auto-status – TechCrunch

Harness launches Continuous Insights to measure software team performance – TechCrunch

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

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

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Here’s everything Microsoft announced at today’s Surface event – TechCrunch

Here’s everything Microsoft announced at today’s Surface event – TechCrunch

This morning’s Surface event was all about “flow.” It was hard to miss, honestly. The company…

Microsoft teases Neo dual-screen Surface, set to debut holiday 2020 – TechCrunch

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

Learn how to help build a sustainable gig economy at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch

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

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