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  • Wave hello to Kano’s latest learn-to-code tool, a gesture controller

    Wave hello to Kano’s latest learn-to-code tool, a gesture controller

    Author note: Abel Owen is Ingrid’s nine-year-old son. These are mostly his words; Ingrid just helped type them a little faster. I use computers and the Internet all the time and really like them. They are an important part of modern life. And it’s pretty cool to know how they work. So when my mom asked me to help her review some Kano products I was like, “Yes! Let’s do… Read More

  • The questions almost no startup founders ask

    The questions almost no startup founders ask

    The following is a chapter from Ryan Holiday’s new book, The Perennial Seller, a fascinating look at what it takes to help books, tech projects and art that last. In this chapter he discusses the questions that no startup founders ask before they begin work. Read More

  • A Wirecutter primer before Amazon Prime Day

    A Wirecutter primer before Amazon Prime Day

    Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. This is a condensed version of several Wirecutter guides; you can find links to the full guides in the discussions below. If you’re an online bargain hunter, chances are, you’ve marked your calendar for Amazon’s Prime Day, Tuesday, July 11. The site will… Read More

  • A template for investor/founder sexual harassment policy

    A template for investor/founder sexual harassment policy

    Venture capitalists need to adopt formal policies to protect startup founders from sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination throughout the fundraising process. The policy template below was created to facilitate the creation of comprehensive, enforceable investor/founder sexual harassment policies. It also seeks to lower the barrier so more people can courageously speak up against… Read More

  • Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

    Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

    A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the country’s royal family on Facebook. Identified only as Wichai, he is alleged to have published 10 photos, videos and comments on the social network that violate Thailand’s strict lèse majesté regulations that outlaw criticism of the royal family. Read More

  • Thailand backs down on threat to ban Facebook

    Thailand backs down on threat to ban Facebook

    The government of Thailand has backed down on a threat to ban Facebook if it did not block content deemed to be illegal in the country. The ruling military junta last week said it would ban the U.S. social network if it did not disable Thailand-based users from being able to access a selection of 131 “illicit” posts, including content that violates lese majeste laws that… Read More

  • Last chance to sign up for 2-for-1 tickets to Disrupt SF

    Last chance to sign up for 2-for-1 tickets to Disrupt SF

    Are you headed to Disrupt SF 2017? Do you like saving money? Is the sky blue? If you answered yes to all these questions, we have a pretty good ticket deal for you. Tomorrow, TechCrunch will release a limited supply of Disrupt tickets at the special rate of 2 for the price of 1, but in order to take advantage of this rare opportunity, you need to sign up today. Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt returns to San Francisco in September

    TechCrunch Disrupt returns to San Francisco in September

    Are you ready for this, San Francisco? TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that we are coming back to the Bay Area for Disrupt SF 2017. Mark your calendars — Disrupt SF 2017 takes place September 18-20 at Pier 48, and it’s going to be an impressive show. With the announcement, we’re also once again giving a select few the opportunity to buy deeply discounted tickets to… Read More

  • Live from F8

    Live from F8

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  • A look back on the golden age of Atari gaming

    A look back on the golden age of Atari gaming

    This excerpt is from Jamie Lendino’s Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation, an amazing book that details with an obsessive’s eye the rise and fall of Atari 8-bit computers. In this chapter, he looks through a few of his favorite Atari games and brings the memories flooding back of long weekends spent twirling joysticks in the rising dawn of computer gaming. Read More

  • Student tickets to Disrupt NY are now available

    Student tickets to Disrupt NY are now available

    Are you sitting on campus but dreaming of the Big Apple? We’ve got the opportunity for you. TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that we will once again be giving college students the opportunity to purchase deeply discounted tickets to Disrupt NY 2017, so all you undergrad and graduate students can attend the best startup show in New York, even on a ramen budget. Student Disrupt tickets… Read More

  • Today is the last day to get extra-early-bird Disrupt tickets

    Today is the last day to get extra-early-bird Disrupt tickets

    Okay Disrupt fans, you’ve procrastinated long enough. Today is the last day to get extra-early-bird tickets to Disrupt NY 2017 — so if you want to go to the best startup show in New York for the cheapest possible price, now is the time to act. Seriously, you need to go and get your tickets now. Like right now. You can get them here. Now that you’ve gotten the ticket and… Read More

  • TechCrunch takes Manhattan. Again.

    TechCrunch takes Manhattan. Again.

    After spending 2016 in Brooklyn, TechCrunch is returning to Manhattan for Disrupt NY 2017. For this year’s show, we’ll be taking over the beautiful Pier 36, a massive, state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility right on the East River. Pier 36 hosts 700,000 visitors per year, and has been home to some major events like the 2015 Pandora holiday concert, the 2012… Read More

  • Last chance to sign up for 2-for-1 tickets to Disrupt NY 2017

    Last chance to sign up for 2-for-1 tickets to Disrupt NY 2017

    Are you headed to Disrupt NY 2017? Do you like saving money? Duh! Of course you do. Tomorrow, TechCrunch will release a limited supply of Disrupt tickets at the special rate of 2 for the price of 1, but in order to take advantage of this rare opportunity, you need to sign up today. You can sign up at our website here. You will, of course, want to be near your computer or mobile device… Read More

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