• After boosting FedEx, is Amazon about to pull an AWS in shipping?

    After boosting FedEx, is Amazon about to pull an AWS in shipping?

    Amazon’s growing shipping operation is profiled at length in a new Bloomberg feature, and the article paints a picture of the e-commerce giant putting together the pieces to build one of the largest and most effective global shipping operations in the world, from centralized distribution hubs, to bulk air transport, to last-mile front door delivery. While on the surface, Amazon is still… Read More

  • ASUS shows off a portable 15-inch display for laptop owners

    ASUS shows off a portable 15-inch display for laptop owners

    The ZenScreen is a strange, but intriguing duck. It’s not a tablet or a convertible notebook, it’s a 15.6-inch portable screen. That mean it’s not a standalone device so much as it is an extra display designed to offer laptop users additional real estate on the go, connect to a primary device via USB-A or C. ASUS is really pushing the portability factor here, and with a… Read More

  • Netflix confirms Stranger Things season two for 2017

    Netflix confirms Stranger Things season two for 2017

    Netflix has made Stranger Things season two official, with a teaser including a lot of references from 1984, which is the setting for the sequel to the popular original series. The show’s second season will debut on the streaming service in 2017. The adventure continues. Stranger Things 2 is coming 2017. pic.twitter.com/3H4WR3DGEj — Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) August… Read More

  • Garmin releases a GoPro clone

    Garmin releases a GoPro clone

    Garmin has stopped trying. Meet the company’s new action camera: A clone of a GoPro. The company that innovated in the personal navigator space just announced the second generation of its action camera and it looks exactly like a GoPro. The new Virb Ultra 30 packs the goods to record at 4k and allows the user to control its functions through voice commands. Just say “Okay… Read More

  • ASUS goes round for the latest ZenWatch

    ASUS goes round for the latest ZenWatch

    This year’s IFA is certain to be another giant event for wearable launches, but only one company can be the first. Keep in mind, we’re still a few days out from the official kickoff event of the giant consumer electronics event here in Berlin, but the press events have already hit full force. ASUS took to the stage today, just after Acer wrapped up, in a bit of alphabetical… Read More

  • Compass raises $75 million at $1 billion+ valuation for real estate listings

    Compass raises $75 million at $1 billion+ valuation for real estate listings

    New York-based real estate startup Compass is raising yet another round of funding, this time at a valuation above $1 billion. The new financing was led by Wellington Management Capital and brings the total capital raised to $210 million. Existing investors IVP, Thrive Capital and Founders Fund also participated in the round. While there are a number of real estate sites including Zillow… Read More

  • Get ready to share the road with cars that have no one behind the wheel

    Get ready to share the road with cars that have no one behind the wheel

    The day when you pull up next to a car in traffic and find no one sitting at the steering wheel is probably closer than you think. As TechCrunch’s Lora Kolodny noted yesterday, California has amendments to a bill before its legislative assembly that would allow for the testing of cars without any driver in the seat at all on actual roads. And earlier this week, Michigan’s… Read More

  • FDA finds further flaws in Theranos, this time around its Zika tests

    FDA finds further flaws in Theranos, this time around its Zika tests

    This past week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandated testing for the Zika virus at all U.S. blood centers. That juices demand for Zika-testing technology, but one company that isn’t welcome to provide it yet is Theranos. The beleaguered blood analysis startup has run afoul of the F.D.A., yet again, the Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou reports. Specifically… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg meets with African tech leaders on Nigerian tour Crunch Network

    Mark Zuckerberg meets with African tech leaders on Nigerian tour

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria. News of his unannounced trip broke Tuesday with social media photos of him visiting the Co-Creation Hub (Cchub) innovation center in Lagos. Zuckerberg then dropped in at Andela, a software developer accelerator, in which he and his wife’s foundation invested $24million earlier this year. It seems Zuckerberg travels a bit like the… Read More

  • Uber turns on electric vehicles in the UK, starting with 50 cars in London

    Uber turns on electric vehicles in the UK, starting with 50 cars in London

    The race for who will take the lead in the next generation of automotive technology is on, and today Uber is kicking off a program that it hopes will help put it in pole position. Today, the transportation-on-demand behemoth is launching a new electric car service in the UK, in partnership with Nissan and China’s BYD, where it will offer leasing (not purchasing) options for… Read More

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