• Can startups disrupt the $20 billion cyber insurance market?

    Can startups disrupt the $20 billion cyber insurance market?

    Over the past few years, cyber insurance markets have been growing at between 25-50 percent CAGR each year. According to The Betterley Report 2015, annual policy premiums are approaching $2.75 billion. The ecosystem of insurance underwriters, intermediaries/brokers, analysts/management consultants and compilers of insurance market information is evolving rapidly, trying to make the most of… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Skip to Good Parts in Facebook Live

    Today’s Stories  Spotify family plan is now cheaper, $14.99 for up to 6 people Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part Comparably launches Glassdoor competitor that filters employee reviews by race and gender Kleiner is raising two new funds totaling upwards of $1.3 billion ‘Steve – The Jumping Dinosaur’, the iOS Notification Center game, acquired by Genera… Read More

  • Non-profit RideAustin looks to fill void left by Uber and Lyft

    Non-profit RideAustin looks to fill void left by Uber and Lyft

    Charity or opportunism? It’s so hard to tell, sometimes. In RideAustin’s case, it looks to be a bit of both. It’s a non-profit car-for-hire service that’s happy to abide by the city’s rules — and adds a layer of budget- and conscience-friendly features that may help it stay differentiated (and alive). Read More

  • WTF
    Utah representatives want to install porn blockers on all cell phones

    Utah representatives want to install porn blockers on all cell phones

    Utah Senator Todd Weiler has proposed a bill to rid the state of porn by adding Internet filters and anti-porn software on all cell phones and requiring citizens to opt-in before viewing porn online. It’s to save the children, he says. Weiler successfully pushed an anti-porn resolution through the state Senate earlier this year, declaring porn a “public health crisis.” He… Read More

  • Netflix touts Disney partnership to remind U.S. subscribers it still has movies

    Netflix touts Disney partnership to remind U.S. subscribers it still has movies

    In the midst of a quest to become an international video streaming success, Netflix has been drawing criticism from core, U.S. customers who say its film and TV library — beyond original series and films — isn’t robust enough to whet their viewing appetites. Today, Netflix made an announcement seemingly tailored for these restless U.S. customers, touting a pay TV partnership… Read More

  • Google and Oracle present closing arguments in battle over Java

    Google and Oracle present closing arguments in battle over Java

    Attorneys for Oracle and Google presented their closing arguments today in a lawsuit over Google’s use of Java APIs owned by Oracle in Android. Oracle accused Google of stealing a collection of APIs, while Google suggested that Android transformed the smartphone market and Oracle sued out of desperation when its own smartphone attempts failed to launch. The case is expected to have… Read More

  • Snapchat is raising more money around $20 billion valuation

    Snapchat is raising more money around $20 billion valuation

    Snapchat may have first made its name in the crowded world of mobile apps with an ephemeral messaging service, but the startup and its wildly popular app are not disappearing anywhere soon. TechCrunch has learned from multiple sources that Snapchat is raising yet more financing at around a $20 billion valuation. Sources with knowledge of the deal say the social media giant is in the… Read More

  • Facebook denies bias in Trending Topics, but vows changes anyway

    Facebook denies bias in Trending Topics, but vows changes anyway

    Facebook responded today to official queries regarding its Trending Topics feature, specifically allegations made over the last few weeks that the team responsible for it was deliberately suppressing conservative views and arbitrarily elevating stories with little oversight. It denied the accusations, but nevertheless announced changes it would make to the process. Read More

  • Wherein I suck on an iPhone to fix it

    It's a tragic tale told time and time again. Coffee plus Apple hardware plus toddler equals broken, coffee-soaked devices. Gadget reviewer Doug Aamoth uses his mouth to fix an iPhone that thinks headphones are always plugged in.

  • Facebook ditches Bing, 800M users now see its own AI text translations

    Facebook ditches Bing, 800M users now see its own AI text translations

    Machine learning is accomplishing Facebook’s mission of connecting the world across language barriers. Facebook is now serving 2 billion text translations per day. Facebook can translate across 40 languages in 1,800 directions, like French to English. And 800 million users, almost half of all Facebook users, see translations each month. That’s all based on Facebook’s own… Read More

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