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iPhone sales fuel Apple’s Wall Street-beating Q3
Today 17:11 EDT
Another excellent quarter for Apple, as the company posted $81.4 billion in revenue. That’s a 36% year-over-year jump for the company, besting Wall Street estimates of $73.3 billion by a considerable...
Today after the bell amidst a deluge of major technology company earnings reports, Alphabet reported its own second-quarter performance.
Activision Blizzard workers will stage a walkout after ‘abhorrent’ response to harassment suit
Today 16:46 EDT
One of the world’s biggest video game companies is reeling after a state discrimination and sexual harassment suit kicked off a firestorm of controversy within the company. California’s Department of...
Extra Crunch roundup: RapidSOS EC-1, how to prep for an M&A exit, inside Genki Forest
Today 16:44 EDT
In a four-part series, Managing Editor Danny Crichton tells the story of RapidSOS, the company that processes more than half of all 911 calls made each year in the U.S.
Microsoft shares fell after the news, perhaps due to its results missing so-called whisper numbers; that it has traded at or near all-time highs recently puts the 3% after-hours drop into context.
Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the team from subscription news app, Brief
Today 16:05 EDT
Twitter’s recent acquisition spree continues today as the company announces it has acqui-hired the team from news aggregator and summary app Brief. The startup from former Google engineers launched...
Apple tweaks controversial iOS 15 Safari changes in latest beta
Today 15:47 EDT
Apple is responding to user complaints and feedback about the controversial changes to the Safari mobile browser with today’s launch of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 beta 4. The new Safari design first...
Yes Virginia, there are advantages to exhibiting in (the sold-out) Startup Alley at TC Disrupt 2021. Out of all the early-stage startups ready to exhibit on September 21-23, Team TechCrunch hand-picked...
Consumer satisfaction hinges on more than the amount of time it takes to move an order from an app to the customer’s door.
When Anada Lakra and Ilya Usorov first moved to the United States, they struggled to find their voices. They both knew and understood English, but when it came time to speak up, their accents became a...
Deeper trust was our goal when we first thought of buying common stock. It wasn’t about winning the incremental deal or somehow "out-marketing" our competitors.
Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses will join us at TC Sessions: SaaS
Today 13:30 EDT
Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses joins the data panel at TC Sessions: SaaS. See you there! As the clock ticks down on TechCrunch’s upcoming SaaS-focused event, we’re excited to announce that Monte Carlo...
African startups join global funding boom as fintech shines
Today 13:29 EDT
Haven’t you heard that Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app? Today, Instagram announced that users can now upload 60-second videos on Reels, the platform’s TikTok competitor. This update also...
The NBA’s Chicago Bulls launched its first-ever NFTs –– including digital artwork of NBA championship rings –– by launching an online store on Shopify.
Following last fall’s debut of Google TV, the new user interface for Chromecast devices, Google is today giving its Google TV companion app for Android a makeover. The updated version of the mobile app...
It’s hard to keep up with the Olympics any year, let alone when they’re taking place in a time zone that’s 13 hours ahead of you, if you’re on the East Coast. Yesterday, Apple News announced a...
The RapidSOS EC-1
Today 11:01 EDT
Numbers can take on profound cultural significance, but few numbers have quite the resonance as 911, the emergency number for the United States. Few want to dial it, but when they must, it works.
RapidSOS' story is one of a mission, a community, a team and a dream that every emergency should have the best chance to be resolved as positively as possible.
For the founders of RapidSOS, improving the quality of emergency response by adding useful data, like location, to 911 calls was an inspiring objective, and one that garnered widespread support.
1910 Genetics’ Jen Nwankwo and Playground Global’s Jory Bell are joining us for Extra Crunch Live
Today 11:00 EDT
Our Extra Crunch Live series continues with some heavy hitters in August, including Jen Nwankwo, founder and CEO at 1910 Genetics, and Playground Global General Partner Jory Bell. They’ll be with us...
One of the most challenging aspects of leading a startup is the seeming impossibility of building partnerships and executing business development. Large companies are sclerotic and bureaucratic, taking...
When it comes to user-interface design, 911 is about as good as it gets. It’s the “most recognized number in the United States,” Steve Souder, a prominent 911 leader, points out.
Discord rolls out threads, side conversations that auto-archive
Today 11:00 EDT
After announcing that threads were on the way earlier this year, Discord is now introducing the long-requested way to make conversations in bustling servers more comprehensible. Starting today, any...
Sony has launched its first vlogging-specific mirrorless camera, the ZV-E10, that borrows a number of features from ZV-1 compact vlogging model.
TikTok announced this morning it’s expanding its TikTok LIVE platform which today allows creators livestream to fans, while also responding to viewer comments and questions, and accept virtual gifts....
Edtech’s venture-backed globalization pauses at China
Today 10:22 EDT
Edtech investors are increasingly going global, but regulatory crackdowns in China, which instructed K-12 tutoring startups to go non-profit, have led to a chill among check-writers in the country.
Among Silicon Valley circles, a fun parlor game is to ask to what extent world GDP levels are held back by a lack of computer science and technical training. How many startups could be built if...
Santa Cruz, California-based Joby Aviation has completed the longest test flight of an eVTOL to date, as its unnamed full-sized prototype aircraft concluded a trip of over 150 miles on a single charge,...