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Dive deep with Q&A Sessions at Disrupt SF 2019

When you hit the ground running at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 — and you will — be sure to save time for a Q&A session. You’re going to hear a bevy of world-class speakers discussing a range

Game streaming’s multi-industry melee is about to begin

Almost exactly 10 years ago, I was at GDC participating in a demo of a service I didn’t think could exist: OnLive. The company had promised high-definition, low-latency streaming of games at a t

Daily Crunch: Apple doubles down on subscriptions

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe her

UPS partners with drone startup Matternet for medical sample deliveries

Unmanned drone deliveries are making their way inside the UPS network. Thanks to a partnership with drone startup Matternet, UPS will start delivering medical samples via unmanned drones at WakeMed&#8

Spotify expands personalization to its programmed playlists

Spotify this morning announced a major change to how its playlists will operate, with the news that some of its previously human-curated playlists will now be personalized based on listeners’ ta

Google makes emails more dynamic with AMP for Email

Google today officially launched AMP for Email, its effort to turn emails from static documents into dynamic, web page-like experiences. AMP for Email is coming to Gmail, but other major email provide

Five really, really good reasons to attend TC Sessions: Robotics & AI @ UC Berkeley on April 18

There are actually a lot more than five great reasons, but these five should be enough to make just about anyone eager to join TechCrunch’s robotics and AI show April 18 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbac

Several major US airlines hit by flight check-in system outage

Customers across the U.S. reported airline computer issues at a number of airports. A flood of tweets began to roll in a little after 11am ET (8am PT) about computer or network issues. Passengers on t

Lidar and perception startup Innoviz raises $132 million

Innoviz, the Israel-based startup developing solid-state lidar sensors and perception software for autonomous vehicles, has raised $132 million in a Series C funding round that includes major Chinese

Lola.com raises $37M to take on SAP and others in the world of business travel

Business customers continue to be a huge target for the travel industry, and today a startup has raised a tidy sum to help it double down on the $1.7 trillion opportunity. Lola.com — a platform

NASA cancels all-female spacewalk because it didn’t have enough spacesuits ready in the right size

That sad trombone you hear is the sound of NASA’s attempt at a history-making spacewalk falling apart. On Friday, NASA was planning to conduct its first all-female spacewalk, but realized it doe

Huawei announces smart glasses in partnership with Gentle Monster

Huawei is launching connected glasses in partnership with Gentle Monster, a Korean sunglasses and optical glasses brand. There won’t be a single model, but a collection of glasses with integrated el

Australian influencer marketing startup Tribe raises $7.5M as it eyes U.S. expansion

Tribe, which helps brands acquire content from so-called “micro-influencers,” has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The startup was founded in Australia in 2015 by TV and radio host

Adobe and Salesforce announce Customer Data Platforms to pull data into single view

Marketing analytics is an increasingly complex business. It’s meant to collect as much information as possible across multiple channels from multiple tools and provide marketers with as complete

Google will open a new office complex and add hundreds of jobs in Taiwan

Google announced today it will expand its office space in Taiwan with a new complex in Banqiao District, New Taipei City. The space will be in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park, about a 20-minute drive

The updated Apple News app kept crashing for some users this morning

Update: The issue appears to have been fixed. While you’ll have to wait for a not-yet-announced date to pay a not-yet-announced price for several of the subscription services that Apple announce

European parliament votes for controversial copyright reform (yes, again)

The European Parliament has voted to pass a controversial reform of online copyright rules that critics contend will result in big tech platforms pre-filtering user generated content uploads. The resu

Two years after a first close, 500 Startups wraps its Middle East fund with $33 million

When 500 Startups partner Hasan Haider announced the $15 million first close for the accelerator and investment firm’s Middle Eastern focused fund, 500 Falcons, Dave McClure was still at the hel

Huawei unveils the P30 and P30 Pro

Huawei unveiled its brand new flagship phone — the P30 and the P30 Pro — at a press conference today in Paris. In many ways, this year’s update is a continuation of the P20 series — bu

Hello Alfred launches new platform to reach more buildings and improve accessibility

Hello Alfred — the startup that assigns in-home assistants to take care of your recurring chores and tasks — has announced the launch of a new service tier that will provide more properties and re
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