• Weekly Roundup: Zero-day hacks rock Apple, WhatsApp changes privacy policy

    Weekly Roundup: Zero-day hacks rock Apple, WhatsApp changes privacy policy

    August, the weekend of months. This week a zero-day hack rocked Apple, WhatsApp announced a major privacy change and Tesla announced a new model that takes Ludicrous Mode to the next level. Would you rather get the Weekly Roundup in your inbox? Same, TBH.  1. Hackers are honing in on mobile devices. The latest example was an Apple zero-day hack targeting activist Ahmed Mansoor that… Read More

  • Understanding debt Crunch Network

    Understanding debt

    Without leverage, the private equity sector as we know it wouldn’t exist. While some tech execs and VCs recoil at the thought of using leverage, the truth is that the Innovation Economy has accessed debt for more than 35 years. Given that, debt is worth spending the time to understand. Read More

  • Tech and Trump Crunch Network

    Tech and Trump

    I won’t insult your intelligence by pretending to be unbiased. I think exactly what you’d expect a Canadian who lives in San Francisco to think: how could anyone with a reasonable command of the available evidence even consider voting for Donald Trump? …But my search for an answer has led me to the uncomfortable sense that the tech industry is partly responsible for… Read More

  • Opera says its service for syncing web browser data was hacked

    Opera says its service for syncing web browser data was hacked

    Opera, which recently agreed to sell its browser business in a Chinese consortium, has reset user passwords for one of its services after it servers were breached by hackers. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Justin Kan Talks YC

    Justin Kan swings by the TC studio to talk YC, Snapchat and a new app he is working on, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is working on a proposal to retain foreigners who build startups, a new type of shape-shifting material is created out of MIT, three tech stories about cars, and Rackspace is going private. All this on Crunch report. Read More

  • Spotify might not suppress search, but that doesn’t mean artists with exclusives get treated equally

    Spotify might not suppress search, but that doesn’t mean artists with exclusives get treated equally

    Accusations that Spotify has been punishing artists for signing exclusives with other streaming services hit the internet in full force this morning, originating from a Bloomberg article.  When confronted by TechCrunch, a Spotify spokesperson gave the same response they have been giving since the story broke — that the accusations about burying search results are… Read More

  • Crunch Report Special: Full interview with Justin Kan

    Tito Hamze and Justin Kan sit down to discuss the Ycombinator demo days and learn about some of the companies from the summer 2016 batch. Talk about SnapChat, and hear about what Justin has been working on lately.

  • The monetization promise and pitfalls of Pokémon Go Crunch Network

    The monetization promise and pitfalls of Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its July debut, making it the biggest-growing mobile game ever. Naturally, the phenomenon has drawn much commentary about what this means for marketing, but I am more interested in what it teaches us about making money. Read More

  • HopSkipDrive wants to be the Uber for kids

    TechCrunch recently went down south to Los Angeles for our mini-meetup and to catch up with the region’s burgeoning tech scene. One of the startups that caught our attention is HopSkipDrive, which aims to be an Uber for picking up your kids. Uber passengers need to be at least 18-years of age to ride alone, so HopSkipDrive hopes to solve a transportation problem for busy… Read More

  • Microsoft announces new resources to reduce hate speech

    Microsoft announces new resources to reduce hate speech

    Microsoft today pushed out in a blog post for users of its consumer services new resources to reduce hate speech. Users will now be able to communicate directly with the company to report hate speech, and petition for reinstating content via new online forms. Most people are familiar with efforts by social networks like Twitter and Facebook to ensure safety within their respective online… Read More

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