• The Startup Alley from this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

    The Startup Alley from this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

    At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco we always have a huge and varied array of companies presenting. Here’s a taster of the Startup Alley from this year, featuring companies from many of the pavilions at the event. Enjoy! Health and BioTech Pavillion Korea Pavillion Germany Pavilion Hardware Pavillion IOT Pavilion UK and Brussels Pavilion AR/VR Pavillion Read More

  • The new electronic police state Crunch Network

    The new electronic police state

    Although the Fourth Amendment protects us and our “effects” from “unreasonable searches and seizures,” Customs and Border Protection agents can take advantage of an exception to this constitutional protection and search our electronic devices at airports without first establishing reasonable suspicion or securing a warrant. It’s a problem that’s only… Read More

  • The abyss of analytics

    The abyss of analytics

    I want to talk about a mistake I see client after client making. (I work at a tech consultancy. We have a lot of clients. Not all of them make this mistake! …But many do.) That mistake is to obsess over analytics data, without any strategy; to assume that all that needs to be done is to gather as much data as possible, and then this data will magically become knowledge, and knowledge… Read More

  • How to announce a funding round Crunch Network

    How to announce a funding round

    Attracting investment is a milestone for any startup – it’s a vote of confidence from a respected outside expert in your space and a signal that your company is positioned for the future, which is important to prospective partners and customers, as well as future investors. Beyond that, new funding can also increase your visibility, attracting the attention of top talent and… Read More

  • Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future Crunch Network

    Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

    Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by a rapidly depreciating hunk of plastic and metal. Now all I want is a pleasant transportation… Read More

  • Automakers accelerate their interest in startups

    Automakers accelerate their interest in startups

    It’s no secret that automakers have shown more interest in startups lately. Nor is it any secret what’s driving that surge, given the massive shifts the industry faces from the rise of electric cars, autonomous vehicles, ride-hailing services and other emerging technologies and transportation business models. We set out to quantify combined investment by automakers in startups… Read More

  • Southeast Asia games firm Sea, formerly Garena, files for $1 billion US IPO

    Southeast Asia games firm Sea, formerly Garena, files for $1 billion US IPO

    Southeast Asia-based games and e-commerce firm Sea, formerly known as Garena, has officially filed for its much-anticipated U.S. IPO. The company, which is valued at over $3.75 billion, will list on the New York Stock Exchange as ‘SE’ and is looking to raise $1 billion. Sea is best known for its Garena gaming business, which predominantly focuses on PC games but also includes… Read More

  • Beats Studio 3 bring premium noise canceling and battery life at a premium price

    Beats Studio 3 bring premium noise canceling and battery life at a premium price

    Beats had a handful of different sounds on hand to test the Studio 3 ahead of launch. The demo was designed to showcase the range of the headphones’ new adaptive noise-canceling technology — but there’s only so much you can get from a demo in that kind of controlled environment. Read More

  • This news-reading AI could scan for police shootings nationwide

    This news-reading AI could scan for police shootings nationwide

    Ask how many people have been killed in the last couple decades by police officers, and results vary widely. Local and federal authorities may track them differently, likewise activist and research groups. One project hopes to keep better tabs on police-related fatalities by having an AI system extract them from news reports nationwide. Read More

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