Crunch Report | Hyperloop One founder’s lawsuit

Hyperloop One co-founder is suing the other co-founder, Microsoft launches "Surface-as-a-service", Warner Brothers is fined by the FTC, Twitter starts live streaming financial news, Pokemon Go gets it

Uber and Gilt are selling passes for unlimited uberPOOL rides in NYC

Here’s a great deal: Uber and Gilt City are teaming up to offer a packages of unlimited uberPOOL rides in New York City. The deal is being called a “commute card” and can only be use

Magic Leap says it will debut its product . . . “hopefully soonish”

Anyone hoping that Magic Leap would share exact plans today about when it will debut its “mixed reality” technology was probably a little disappointed. At a Fortune conference in Aspe

Opening the gates on Indian financial data

India’s digital landscape is changing faster than we can imagine, and it could mean huge improvements in financial access for many. As we speak, three key factors are converging to create a new, mor

AR helmet maker Skully investors boot founders, replacing them with Martin Fitcher as CEO

Anonymous sources have confirmed to TechCrunch that Skully co-founders Marcus and Mitch Weller have been kicked out of the company by investors. Marcus served as CEO of Skully while his brother Mitch

FiveAI picks up $2.7M to build AI-driven software for autonomous vehicles

<a target="_blank" href="">FiveAI</a> is a rather ambitious U.K. startup that's building AI-driven software to help accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles. The young comp

Bvddy, now on Android, matches athletes of like skill to play and get fit together

About 80 percent of the U.S. adult population, aged 18 and older, fails to exercise enough each week to meet federal guidelines, according to the most recent available data from the Centers for Diseas

Comcast business phone service is down and small businesses are freaking out

Comcast’s business phone service seems to be having a huge nationwide outage. While the company acknowledged that some customers may be experiencing problems with phone service, the issue seem

Invites sent out for Samsung’s August 2 Unpacked smartphone event

Samsung just mailed out invitations for its Samsung Unpacked 2016 event, where it’s expected to unveil its latest Note smartphone. The event is taking place August 2 at 11AM EST, and will be li

Google aqui-hires deep search engine Kifi to enhance its Spaces group chat app

Google has made another small acquisition to help it continue building out its latest efforts in social apps. The search and Android giant has hired the team behind Kifi, a startup that was buildin

Oculus launching the Rift without the Touch controllers probably wasn’t a great move

The Oculus Rift launch has been a rocky one that hasn't exactly left fans of the highly influential consumer VR platform very happy. Today, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced a few things (we're prett

Sen. Al Franken questions Niantic over Poképrivacy policy

Always with his finger on the pulse, Senator Al Franken today sent an official request to Niantic asking about particulars of the Pokémon Go privacy policy. "I am concerned about the extent to which

More EVs—and more kinds of EVs—are expected to be sold this year

If it seems like EVs are everywhere, you’re closer to being right this year than ever before. Navigant Research expects the EV market to grow 62% year over year in 2016, which adds up to nearly

Watch the Indiebio Demo Day here

TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Indiebio’s Demo Day this Thursday, July 14th from San Francisco. Backed by SOSV, Indiebio is the largest life sciences accelerator to date. Indiebio provides

Uber for 911 transport is a horrible idea

The Washington D.C. Fire and EMS Department is considering a plan to use Uber to transport low priority 911 callers, according to NBC Washington. It’s a horrible idea. Washington’s plan i

Juno probe’s tiny sensors to perform big science around Jupiter

One of the striking things about the Juno probe, I remarked to one of its creators, is its simple and streamlined design — compared to other spacecraft, at least. The engineers had a hell of a time

An interview with the anonymous founder of PostGhost

PostGhost was a service that stored and displayed the deleted Tweets of celebrities and politicians. Created as a way to keep public discourse honest, Twitter shut it down with a cease and desist warn

Pokémon Go updated to address privacy concerns

After users and press noticed that Pokémon Go on iOS requested “full access” to a user’s Google account when signing up, Niantic promised an update to modify the permissions requir

Is Section 702 on the verge of reform?

A controversial law that authorizes the government's bulk collection of internet data is being tested in a federal appeals court, giving anti-surveillance advocates hope that reform might be on the ho

Ousted Hyperloop One co-founder Brogan BamBrogan is suing Shervin Pishevar, claims harrassment

Recently departed Hyperloop One co-founder Brogan BamBrogan has filed a restraining order against the company’s former head of legal Afshin Pishevar and a lawsuit against both Afshin and his bro
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