• The days of Google Talk are over

    The days of Google Talk are over

    The days of Google Talk are quickly coming to an end. As the company announced today, the messaging service that allowed Gmail users to talk to each other since it launched in 2005, will now be completely retired. Read More

  • Tesla Model 3 will get a Performance version next year

    Tesla Model 3 will get a Performance version next year

    The Tesla Model 3 will eventually get a more performance-oriented option, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk says we can probably expect in around a year or so. The Model 3 tuned for better performance might inherit more of the muscle of the Model S, in a smaller, lighter package, but Musk says not to expect it to ever top the Model S on acceleration, since the original Tesla electric luxury sedan… Read More

  • Uber reportedly denied recruiters diversity data

    Uber reportedly denied recruiters diversity data

    Uber is expected to publicly release its first-ever diversity report sometime next week. But it turns out that Uber’s demographics were also unknown to members of its recruiting team, Bloomberg reported earlier today, citing several sources. According to Bloomberg’s report, although some members of Uber’s recruiting team are tasked with hiring diverse people, those members… Read More

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    Zero CTO on the future of two-wheeled EVs

    TechCrunch caught up with Zero Motorcycles' CTO Abe Askenazi to learn what new designs and tech breakthroughs are on the horizon for electric motorcycles.

    Zero CTO on the future of two-wheeled EVs
  • Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April

    Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April

    The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. These are a key step in Tesla’s combined vision for its solar energy generation and storage business, along with its electric… Read More

  • Facebook finally tests a GIF button for comments

    Facebook finally tests a GIF button for comments

    After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF. Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments, a source told TechCrunch. We inquired with Facebook, which confirmed the GIF test is coming with this statement: “Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to… Read More

  • What do you want to ask SoFi CEO Mike Cagney at Disrupt NY?

    What do you want to ask SoFi CEO Mike Cagney at Disrupt NY?

    Have you ever wanted to know what makes a fintech startup tick, but didn’t have the chance, or the right person, to ask? Well, we’ve got you covered: Mike Cagney, the co-founder and CEO of one of the hottest fintech businesses around, is coming to Disrupt in New York for a fireside chat, and we want to hear what you’d like to know. More on that below. But first, allow me to… Read More

  • Polis is reinventing the door-to-door salesman

    Polis is reinventing the door-to-door salesman

    There’s really not much difference between political canvassing and the door-to-door sales pitch. Startup Polis is leveraging its campaign experience to help large companies woo customers with that personal touch that can mean so much. The American consumer has come a long way since the days of Willie Loman and the door-to-door sales pitch, but despite all of the online and retail… Read More

  • Watch the Tesla Model 3 release candidate take its first drive

    Watch the Tesla Model 3 release candidate take its first drive

    Tesla’s hyping its Model 3 ahead of its launch later this year, when it’s set to start shipping to early pre-order customers. An RC candidate, in software terms, is the final version prior to public launch, which means that Tesla is probably very close to spinning up its production lines. Read More

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