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Extra Crunch: What’s the cost of buying users from Facebook and the other ad networks?

This post reveals the cost of acquiring a customer on every ad channel my agency has tested.

Equity Shot: Pinterest and Zoom file to go public

In the latest Equity Shot, Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm take a closer look at Pinterest and Zoom's IPO filings.

This is how much money Pinterest execs made last year

Silicon Valley is known for its massive wealth. When these companies file to go public, we all finally get to know how much money these executives take home each year, and the millions they’ll t

Our 9 favorite startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 2

Heathcare kiosks, a home-cooked food marketplace, and a way for startups to earn interest on their funding topped our list of high-potential companies from Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 2.

Drone analytics startup Aria Insights suddenly shutters

Earlier this year, Helen Greiner-founded drone startup CyPhy Works announced a major change. The company was rebooting and renaming itself Aria Insights, a move that arrived with a newfound AI/data-dr

Pinterest drops its IPO filing

The visual search engine will go public on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "PINS."

Zoom, a profitable unicorn, files to go public

Zoom posted $330 million in revenue in the year ending January 31, 2019, a remarkable 2x increase year-over-year

What to expect from Apple’s ‘Show Time’ event

The biggest surprise about next week’s Apple event may be the fact that the company has anything left to announce. This week, several core pieces of Apple hardware received upgrades, including the i

Clark, a venture-backed tutoring platform, will now help tutors build their own sites

A couple of years ago, Clark, a New York-based startup, appeared on the scene with tutoring software that aimed to both make it easier for educators to start and manage a tutoring business by handling

Gates-backed Lumotive upends lidar conventions using metamaterials

Pretty much every self-driving car on the road, not to mention many a robot and drone, uses lidar to sense its surroundings. But useful as lidar is, it also involves physical compromises that limit it

Mailchimp and Shopify break up

Mailchimp today announced that the Mailchimp app, which let its users use their Shopify data to create targeted email campaigns, for example, is no longer available in the Shopify marketplace. The rea

Firefox is now a better iPad browser

Mozilla today announced a new iOS version of Firefox that has been specifically optimized for Apple’s iPad. Given the launch of the new iPad mini this week, that’s impeccable timing. It&#8

Talk about the big news from GDC with TechCrunch writers

The Game Developers Conference concludes today in San Francisco but that doesn’t mean our coverage is over. TechCrunch writer Lucas Matney and Extra Crunch contributor Eric Peckham were at the M

Crunchyroll raises its monthly subscription price to $7.99

Crunchyroll is announcing its first major price increase since the anime streaming service launched in 2006. Prices for its premium subscription will go up in the United States, Great Britain, Austral

Daily Crunch: Facebook admits password security lapse

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

How Salesforce paved the way for the SaaS platform approach

When we think of enterprise SaaS companies today, just about every startup in the space aspires to be a platform. That means they want people using their stack of services to build entirely new applic

GM investing $300 million to build a new electric Chevy in the US

GM announced Friday it will invest $300 million into a Michigan factory to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, reversing a decision to build the EV outside of the United States. The announcement

Respondology helps brands and influencers hide toxic comments

“Don’t read the comments” is one of those clichés that sticks around because it’s still good advice — maybe the best advice. But the team at Respondology is trying to change

Could Walmart be the next big company to launch a game streaming service?

Google stole the spotlight at this year’s GDC with the launch of Stadia. What the game streaming service lacked in specifics, it more than made up for in buzz. The software giant certainly isn’t t

Homeland Security warns of critical flaws in Medtronic defibrillators

Homeland Security has issued a warning for a set of critical-rated vulnerabilities in Medtronic defibrillators that put the devices at risk of manipulation. These small cardio-defibrillators are impla
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