• Akamai: global average connection speed up 12 percent, bye bye IPv4

    Akamai: global average connection speed up 12 percent, bye bye IPv4

    CDN network Akamai today published its quarterly “State of the Internet” report for the first quarter of 2016. The report examines global internet speeds, which are going to be more relevant than ever for live-sports aficionados in the summer of the Rio Olympic Games. Global average connection speed increased 12 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015, to 6.3 Mbps, a 23… Read More

  • Facebook says it’s not making friend suggestions based on your location after all

    Facebook says it’s not making friend suggestions based on your location after all

    Does Facebook suggest new friends based on your location? The answer seems to change day by day. Yesterday, Fusion reported that Facebook uses location data to make friend suggestions and pointed out that this could lead to unfortunate privacy mishaps. Users could find themselves outed in situations that ought to be anonymous (for instance, Facebook might recommend that a user add a friend from… Read More

  • You can’t kill email Crunch Network

    You can’t kill email

    New technology is emerging at ever-increasing speeds, transforming how we communicate, collaborate and manage our day-to-day responsibilities. As soon as we get a strong grasp on the latest workplace technology, an even newer solution surfaces. Read More

  • Mozilla’s Codemoji enciphers your messages with emoji for fun and profit

    Mozilla’s Codemoji enciphers your messages with emoji for fun and profit

    📚🙈 💭🐾👊🙈 🐱📪 💧👊🍻🔍🚛 🎨📪🐾👊 🎯🌴😑☔🐱🍻🔍🙈 Read that — I dare you. Oh, you can’t? Maybe that’s because I’ve rendered it unreadable with Mozilla’s unbreakable emoji-based cipher, Codemoji! Read More

  • Silicon Valley comes out in full force behind SF Pride

    Silicon Valley comes out in full force behind SF Pride

    This weekend was the annual San Francisco Pride Parade. The event drew over a million spectators and participation from many of the tech world’s most recognizable companies. Over 30 tech companies marched in this year’s parade. Whether you were there in person or in spirit, SF Pride withdrawal has already started. We here at TechCrunch decided to do a recap of some of the… Read More

  • Pitch@Palace Malaysia Demo Day recap

    Pitch@Palace Malaysia Demo Day recap

    TechCrunch is pleased to bring you a recap of Pitch@Palace Malaysia that took place earlier today. Established by The Duke of York, Pitch@Palace offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their business in front of an audience of influencers. Pitch@Palace Malaysia aims to provide a platform to showcase Malaysian Entrepreneurs, connecting them to local and international networks with… Read More

  • Compass pivots, raising $1 million to zero in on e-commerce analytics

    Compass pivots, raising $1 million to zero in on e-commerce analytics

    Compass, a 4.5-year-old startup that had previously raised $3 million from investors for its business monitoring and intelligence service, is getting out of the crowded business of benchmarking startups and instead zeroing in what it sees as a far more underserved market: helping e-commerce businesses grow their revenue. The 11-person San Francisco-based company just closed $1 million in… Read More

  • Live.ly shoots to the top of the App Store

    Live.ly, the newly released live streaming app from musical.ly, has now secured the top slot in the Apple App Store. That puts live.ly above Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Google Maps and Instagram. Live.ly finished rolling out last Thursday and the app has already received over 500,000 downloads, the company tells TechCrunch. The app lets people broadcast what they are doing in real… Read More

  • The Pleurobot robo-salamander crawls and swims like a real amphibian

    The Pleurobot robo-salamander crawls and swims like a real amphibian

    The mad roboticists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have produced another biomimetic mechanoid — this one based on the lithe locomotion of the salamander. “Pleurobot” imitates the amphibian’s ambulation with its own articulated vertebrae, allowing it to slither along on land or at sea. Read More

  • Ancera raises $8.9 million for tech to prevent food poisoning and recalls

    Ancera raises $8.9 million for tech to prevent food poisoning and recalls

    A startup based in Branford, Connecticut, Ancera Inc. has raised $8.9 million in Series A funding for technology that helps food producers detect contaminants faster than other methods will allow. The company’s mission is to prevent food waste, recalls or worse, the spread of food-borne illnesses, said Ancera CEO and founder Arjun Ganesan. Investors in the deal included: Glass… Read More

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