• This company wants to turn water bottles in Flint, MI into auto parts

    This company wants to turn water bottles in Flint, MI into auto parts

    The water is still toxic for many residents of Flint, MI yet one automotive supply company has plans to turn the crisis into an opportunity. An auto parts supplier today announced plans to relocate a facility from China to Flint, MI in part to turn discarded water bottles into plastic auto parts. The company plans on investing $9.68 million into the venture, which includes hiring 380… Read More

  • VR studio Kite & Lightning raises $2.5M to build a fighting baby game

    VR studio Kite & Lightning raises $2.5M to build a fighting baby game

    Funding may be becoming a bit harder to come by for some startups in the current climate, but generally as long as a company has the right idea someone will always be there with a checkbook in hand. A studio building a virtual reality baby brawler seems to have fit that bill. Kite & Lightning announced today that they have raised $2.5 million in seed funding to support development of a… Read More

  • Twitter dives after mixed Q2: $602M sales, $0.13 EPS, MAUs up 3% 313M

    Twitter dives after mixed Q2: $602M sales, $0.13 EPS, MAUs up 3% 313M

    Twitter today reported Q2 earnings, and the woe that is its poor user growth continues, with its 313 million monthly active users up just 3% on a year ago, and up less than 1% on its previous quarter. The company reported revenues of $602 million with adjusted earnings per share of $0.13. While revenues are up 20% on a year ago, the numbers were a miss on sales and a beat on EPS: analysts… Read More

  • Eating the plant-derived Impossible Burger cooked by Momofuku’s David Chang

    Eating the plant-derived Impossible Burger cooked by Momofuku’s David Chang

    On a random morning, if you’re invited to come watch David Chang: chef, personality and owner of the Momofuku restaurants cook a “meat burger made of plants” — you go. Read More

  • Program your own self-driving racer with FormulaPi

    Program your own self-driving racer with FormulaPi

    Self-driving race cars are a few years away but why not simulate the roar of robotic Formula 1 cars with a little Raspberry Pi magic? The folks at Piborg are offering the opportunity for hackers and makers to try and drive their own autonomous car brain in a centralized race. They’ve launched a Kickstarter and they’re looking for folks to download the autonomous racing code, modify… Read More

  • Some last-minute thoughts about Apple’s earnings

    Some last-minute thoughts about Apple’s earnings

    In about an hour, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings. So you’ll soon be able to read all about it on TechCrunch as we have a team ready to look at all these numbers and find out if they’re moving up or down. But I’m going to use this opportunity to give you a few thoughts about what’s going to happen and what you should look for. Read More

  • Real trainers don’t Pokemon Go without a little Willow in their pocket

    Real trainers don’t Pokemon Go without a little Willow in their pocket

    After a storied history making Poke balls, Saffron City tech firm Silph Company recently started trying its hand at software. Inspired by Pokemon Go’s popularity, its latest app Willow aims to hep trainers enjoying Niantic’s location-based hit to be the very best, like no one ever was. Willow is an app that wants to provide trainers with a competitive edge by making sure… Read More

  • LeEco set to acquire US TV maker Vizio for $2 billion

    LeEco set to acquire US TV maker Vizio for $2 billion

    You’d be forgiven if you’re not super familiar with LeEco. The company, until fairly recently known as LeTV, isn’t exactly a household name here in the States. In its native China, however, the company is a multi-disciplined powerhouse. It has a massive video streaming service, makes TVs, smartphones and even has a car in the works. And it’s about to get even bigger. Read More

  • A hack by any other name

    A hack by any other name

    Early this morning — so early that most of our audience probably didn’t see it — a story was posted on TechCrunch from the ever so friendly OurMine hacking team. The post was up for a handful of minutes and was removed, along with automatically generated social posts. Read More

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