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Orchid Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that's developing a a surveillance-free layer on top of the internet, has raised a bunch of funding, according to a newly processed SEC filing that shows the year-old startup has closed on $36.1 million. The money comes just five months after Orchid closed on [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Friday Night Lights, the football show that was never just about football (and one of the best shows on television), is now streaming on Hulu. Say goodbye to the weekend is all I'm saying. Hailed as one of the most honest depictions of a functioning adult relationship in its portrayal of the [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
I'm here to tell you first-hand: Nintendo Labo is no joke. I'm a grown-up human person, who has spent many hours of his life building things: office furniture, websites, a model of the Batmobile from the 1989 Tim Burton movie. In the fourth grade, I attempted to build Mission Santa [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
The U.S. government is following through on its promise to crack down on initial coin offering scams. On Friday, the SEC announced charges against Raymond Trapani, the third co-founder of Centra Tech Inc., which raised $32 million for a cryptocurrency debit card last year through a flashy ICO endorsed by [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Germany's Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit yesterday from Axel Springer against Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus. The European publishing giant (which acquired Business Insider in 2015) argued that ad-blocking, as well as the business model where advertisers pay to be added to circumvent the white list, violated Germany's competition [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
This week, we discuss our personal relationships with our most beloved gadgets. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Wired
The U.S. government isn't the only one feeling skittish about Kaspersky Lab. On Friday, the Russian security firm's founder Eugene Kaspersky confronted Twitter's apparent ban on advertising from the company, a decision it quietly issued in January. No matter how this situation develops, we won't be doing any more advertising on [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
For those of you keeping track of the scooter saga in San Francisco, Supervisor Aaron Peskin has filed a resolution in opposition of California State Assembly bill 2989. The bill, authored by Assembly Member Heath Flora and sponsored by electric scooter startup Bird, seeks to increase the speed limit of [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
When Apple launched its new App Store in iOS 11 back in September, it aimed to offer app developers better exposure, as well as a better app discovery experience for consumers. A new study from Sensor Tower out today takes a look at how well that's been working in the [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
HBO's futuristic thriller has a whole lot of explaining to do. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Wired
One of the best flagship phones of 2017 just got a massive price cut. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Wired
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson revealed on Thursday the carrier's plans to launch another live TV service called “AT&T Watch,” which would offer a cheap, $15-per-month bundle of channels for customers, and be provided to AT&T Wireless subscribers for free. At this price point, the service would be one of the [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
Kensuke Koike adds nothing and takes away nothing from the portraits he alters—just rearranges the parts. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Wired
The treatment was fast-tracked for approval, and the first person to use the drug in the US was our writer's son. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Wired
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch's Katie Roof and Crunchbase News's Alex Wilhelm sat down with Science Inc's Michael Jones to dig through the latest in the world of technology and money. And goddamn was there [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
This week, the precision and thunder of artistic exceptionalism were on full display. So were critics. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Wired
Plus: Electric scooters invade American cities and Lyft goes after its carbon emissions. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Wired
Facebook is ubiquitous, yes—but we shouldn't put it on the same regulatory plane as telecom giants. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Wired
On a new health portal, 23andMe encourages customers to share how they manage common health conditions. It's not hard to see who gets the better side of the deal. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Wired
New research from Princeton University exposes vulnerabilities in the social network's universal login API. [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Wired

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