Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra are launching a new sports media startup

The Super Bowl is over, but Tom Brady is still at work. The quarterback who will undeniably go down in NFL history as one of the greatest of all time is already thinking about his next act. Alongside

Amazon may be developing AI chips for Alexa

The Information has a report this morning that Amazon is working on building AI chips for the Echo, which would allow Alexa to more quickly parse information and get those answers.

What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2018

The world’s largest phone show is set for Barcelona later this month, and it’s shaping up to be an interesting one — particularly in the wake of what amounted to an extremely lackluster CES last

Amazon is cutting hundreds of corporate jobs, according to a new report

In a rare move for the online retail giant, Amazon is laying off hundreds of corporate workers in its Seattle headquarters and elsewhere, according to a Seattle Times report. The corporate cuts come a

Italian cryptocurrency exchange gets hacked for $170 million in Nano

The obscure Italian coin exchange BitGrail looks to be the latest cryptocurrency cautionary tale. On Friday, the site posted a notice to users informing them that hackers had made off with 17 million

Facebook is pushing its data-tracking Onavo VPN within its main mobile app

Onavo Protect, the VPN client from the data-security app maker acquired by Facebook back in 2013, has now popped up in the Facebook iOS app itself, under the banner “Protect” in the naviga

YapStone is raising $100M to take on PayPal, Stripe in marketplace payments, nabs $71M so far

While a part of the fintech world remains abuzz with crypo-talk, a startup that’s built a business around the more traditional world of payments has raised a significant round of funding as it v

GPUs on Google’s Kubernetes Engine are now available in open beta

The Google Kubernetes Engine (previously known as the Google Container Engine and GKE) now allows all developers to attach Nvidia GPUs to their containers. GPUs on GKE (an acronym Google used to be qu

Google’s custom TPU machine learning accelerators are now available in beta

Google’s Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), the company’s custom chips for running machine learning workloads written for its TensorFlow framework, are now available to developers. The promis

MoviePass cuts price by teaming up with Fandor on a bundled subscription deal

The controversial subscription service for movie-goers, MoviePass, is still chasing new customers as it attempts to rapidly grow its user base before its funding runs out. After growing from 1.5 milli

Unilever warns social media to clean up “toxic” content

Consumer goods giant Unilever, a maker of branded soaps, foodstuffs and personal care items and also one of the world's biggest online advertisers, has fired a warning shot across the bows of social m

Billionaire investors Icahn and Deason write blog post slamming Xerox-Fuji deal

Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason are a couple of seasoned billionaire investors, who know a bad deal when they see it, and they definitely don’t like the $6.1 billion deal announced last month to co

Instacart has raised another $200M at a $4.2B valuation

Despite plenty of uncertainty swirling around Instacart and its complex relationship with Whole Foods — now owned by Amazon — investors still seem to not be too worried, and are pouring a fresh bi

Simplified investing app Stash raises $37.5 million Series D as it heads into banking

Stash, the micro-investing app that’s been a hit with first-time investors, announced today it has raised an additional $37.5 million in Series D funding in a round led by Union Square Ventures

Cybex starts selling its $330, app-enabled car seat made for safety geeks

Normally, I wouldn’t be writing about a car seat for for TechCrunch but as I’ve been in the market for such an item lately (and have been hit up for all things baby tech as my due date nea

Amazon reportedly paid around $90 million for security camera maker Blink

Amazon acquired Blink late last year, a maker of affordable, easy to use security cameras powered by AA batteries. The acquisition was reportedly worth around $90 million to Amazon, according to a new

XebiaLabs lands $100 million Series B led by Susquehanna Growth Equity and Accel

XebiaLabs, the Boston-based software startup that helps companies automate DevOps functions, announced a healthy $100 million Series B investment led by Susquehanna Growth Equity and Accel. Today&#821

Quit Genius, backed by Y Combinator, wants to help you quit smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the most difficult things a person can do. But despite the products out there to help, from nicotine patches and gum to e-cigarettes to scary PSAs and government programs, f

nOCD gets $1M seed round to help people with obsessive-compulsive disorder

nOCD, an app created to help people treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, will launch an Android version and add more features after raising a $1 million seed round from early-stage healthcare investme

‘Alto’s Adventure’ sequel ‘Alto’s Odyssey’ launches on iOS on February 22

The “endless runner” genre of games seems inherently stress-generating to me, since it implies running, without end. But Alto’s Adventure, the 2015 game from Toronto developer Snowma
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