Technology

Israel’s startup ecosystem raised record amounts of funding and produced 19 IPOs in 2020, despite the pandemic. Now tech companies across industries are poised for an even better year, according to more than a dozen investors we talked to in the country. Mainstay sectors like cybersecurity continue to matter, they said, [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Click here if you want it in your inbox every Saturday morning. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. It was yet another [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Last CES was a time of reckoning for lidar companies, many of which were cratering due to a lack of demand from a (still) non-existent autonomous vehicle industry. The few that excelled did so by specializing, and this year the trend has pushed beyond lidar, with new sensing and imaging [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
In botanic gardens around the world, the reproductive future of the famously smelly plant is threatened. A new collaborative program wants to save it. [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: Wired
The Mini 2 is still lightweight yet has enough flying power for some windy conditions, and it comes equipped with a better camera. [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: Wired
If the dots on the loading screen were planets, is their motion realistic? And can we actually model it? [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: Wired
Everyone in the game may be hot, but some of the characterizations we see aren't as subversive as you might think. [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: Wired
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back on this lovely Saturday with a bonus episode! Again! There is enough going on that to avoid failing to bring you stuff that we think matters, we are back yet again for more. This [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
It’s a long weekend. These discounted picks will help you sit down, tune out, and tune in to your screens to while away the time. [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: Wired
Nintendo is releasing a new version of the game in April. But nothing can replace the magic of the rental store's printed-out pocket monsters. [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: Wired
GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation comes after its most recent 2019 Series E in which it raised $268 million on a 2.75 billion valuation, an increase [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it raised a $195 million secondary round on a $6 billion valuation. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation comes after its most recent 2019 Series E in which it raised $268 million on a 2.75 billion valuation, an increase of $3.25 [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Of course COVID-19 was bound to be an unavoidable topic during the first-ever all-virtual CES. After all, the topic is at front of mind regardless of the topic these days. Close to a year into the pandemic, presenters still understandably feel obligated to address the always-present elephant in the room. [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
WhatsApp delays enforcement of a controversial privacy change, Apple may get rid of the Touch Bar in future MacBooks and Bumble files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for January 15, 2021. The big story: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash Earlier this month, WhatsApp sent users a notification asking them [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Marc Lore, the executive vice president, president and CEO of U.S. e-commerce for Walmart, is stepping down a little over four years after selling his e-commerce company Jet.com to the country’s largest retailer for $3 billion. Lore’s tenure at the company was a mixed bag. Walmart instituted several new technology initiatives [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Should it have happened at all? [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: Wired
Catch up on the most important updates from this week. [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: Wired
Check out the replays of our talks with former US defense secretary Ash Carter, Nobel laureate Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna, Slack CEO Scott Butterfield, and more. [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: Wired
Google researchers say the campaign, which booby-trapped sites to ensnare targets, was carried out by a “highly sophisticated actor.” [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: Wired

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