Original Content podcast: ‘Sharp Objects’ is a perfect TV mystery

It’s been an awful week in the news, but you know what’s still good? TV — especially “Sharp Objects,” the HBO limited series that aired over the past couple of months. Grante

SoftBank pays big, SurveyMonkey goes public and JUUL’s next step

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week on Equity, the gang was back together. We had the ever-ex

Lyft unveils second annual diversity report

Lyft has released its second annual diversity report outlining the gender and racial breakdown of its 4,000-person workforce. At a glance, little has changed from last year’s report, which was

P2P lender Funding Circle closes flat in London after pricing IPO at the lower end of range and raising £300M

Another fintech startup has made the leap into publicly traded company: Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lending platform for small and medium businesses that was originally founded in the U.K., opene

Get your tickets to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

  We absolutely love the thrill that comes from watching innovative tech startups launch their products to the world. It’s even more exciting when they’re competing head-to-head, and that’s

First DJI, now Bang & Olufsen gets Line Friends-themed products

Line is a pretty busy company. Beyond a messaging app that claims more than 160 million users, the company operates services like music streaming, manga, food delivery, games and it is also venturing

Last day to apply for TC Top Picks at Disrupt Berlin 2018

This is the day that one of the great early-stage startup opportunities comes to a grinding halt, friends. Today, September 28, is the last day you can apply to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018

The Zennström manifesto

At almost 86 degrees Fahrenheit, London is enduring a mini heat wave by traditional British summer standards. News reports at the weekend had relayed findings from the Met Office’s latest “Sta

One week left to buy spectator tickets to Startup Battlefield MENA 2018

It’s just one short week until we bring our premier startup competition to the Middle East and North Africa for the first time, and we are stoked! TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 takes plac

Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO

Earlier this month, media startup Tech In Asia surprised its readers when it announced plans to implement an $18 per month paywall. That puts it in line with packages for the Bloomberg and the The Wa

Our 3 favorite startups from Urban-X’s 4th demo day

Urban-X, the urban-tech startup accelerator backed by MINI and early-stage urban-tech fund Urban.Us, hosted at its Brooklyn HQ a demo day today for its fourth cohort of companies. The seven presenti

California cops bust crime ring that nabbed $1M worth of devices from Apple Stores

Fear not, citizens — the law enforcement apparatus of California has apprehended or is hot on the trail of more than a dozen hardened criminals who boldly stole from the state's favorite local busin

With his internet cut off, Julian Assange steps down as editor of WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has a new top dog. Its contentious figurehead and founder, Julian Assange, will step aside, letting former WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson take the reins due to what WikiLeaks call

Google adds creator credit to Images

Google’s attempting to smooth out its relationship with photo rights holders by bringing some additional contextual data to its Image Search. In a blog post today, Product Manager Ashutosh Agarwal h

Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing

Facebook might be doing its best to stay out of political scandals in the latter half of 2018, but the company had a presence, front and center, at one of the most contentious Senate hearings in moder

Tesla CEO Elon Musk calls SEC fraud charges an ‘unjustified action’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk described fraud charges filed Thursday by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission an “unjustified action” that has left him “deeply saddened and disappointed&

Here is the SEC complaint against Elon Musk and Tesla

Update: There’s a live stream of the SEC press conference detailing the complaint: The Securities and Exchange Commission lodged a complaint today against Elon Musk following tweets sent last mo

Tech employees can make up for executives

We frequently turn to tech executives to answer for issues because they have the agency to make changes. But they are not alone.

The first trailer for ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ looks appropriately ominous

 The X-Men movie franchise is still chugging along — and it’s returning to one of the comics’ best-known stories. For those of you who haven’t read it, the Dark Phoenix saga foc

Tesla shares plummet after SEC files fraud charges against Elon Musk

Tesla shares dropped more than 13 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the Securities and Exchange Commission filed securities fraud charges against CEO Elon Musk. The SEC alleges in a compla
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