Lucia Maffei

Lucia Maffei

Summer Writing Intern

Lucia Maffei is a Summer writing intern at TechCrunch and grad student of Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, specializing in business reporting and data visualization.

At TC, she writes about the smartphone industry, with a side interest in photography.

During her career, Lucia has written for both local and national newspapers in Italy. In her free time, she enjoys reading Stephen King’s novels and playing table tennis.

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The Latest from Lucia Maffei

Apple’s revenue dives 33 percent in Greater China

China impacted Apple's bottom line quite a lot this quarter — and not in a good way. But the company still plans to invest in the country, Apple CEO Tim Cook said right after <a target="_blank" href

Investors realize Nintendo didn’t develop Pokémon Go and shares plummet

Nintendo’s shares plunged after the company said late Friday that the worldwide success of Pokémon Go will not significantly impact its financial results. Nothing Nintendo disclosed about the

Researchers use neural networks to turn face sketches into photos

We all have a soft spot for Prisma, the app that turns smartphone photos into stylized artwork. But the reverse process — transforming artwork into pictures — is no less fascinating. And i

Pokémon Go is doing a lot of good, here are 3 surprising ways

“What are they doing?” That was the question an older woman, probably around 70 or so, asked me yesterday. She was pointing to a group of 18-ish boys and girls near a YMCA, the biggest (an

Expedia acquires travel photography community Trover

Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “At Expedia, it’s fair to say we belie

Qualcomm earnings beat with $6B in revenue and $1.16 EPS

Following the bell today, Qualcomm reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2016 that met analyst expectations in terms of earnings per share, and exceeded expectations in terms of revenue. T

Hyperloop One files $250 million countersuit accusing BamBrogan of a “malicious smear campaign”

Hyperloop One filed a countersuit against co-founder and former CTO Brogan BamBrogan today, claiming he was part of a group of four employees engaged in misconduct and abusive behavior. The transpor

Google launches final Android Nougat Developer Preview

Google today released the fifth and last preview Android Nougat before the scheduled final release later this summer. According to the company, this preview includes the latest version of the Androi

5K people turn up to catch Pokémon in Chicago

About 5,000 people showed up at Millennium Park on Sunday for probably one of the first massive Pokémon Go player gatherings since the game was released in the US a couple of weeks ago. Teenagers, ar

Oxford study shows how tiny bacteria ‘wind farms’ could power electronics

A team of scientists from Oxford University used a virtual prototype to demonstrate how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to turn cylindrical rotors and provide a steady power sourc

Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap

Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. But some young people need to acquire their knowledge starting completely anew, while mid-career professionals need to build on their previous

Pokémon Go will soon get ads in the form of sponsored locations

After having become one of the most viral mobile applications of all time, Pokémon Go will soon include advertising, according to its developer. In an interview with the Financial Times, Niantic CEO

Linux users can now make Skype calls from the web in Chrome

The Skype team today announced that anyone using a Chromebook or Chrome on Linux can visit to make one-to-one and group voice calls on top of the messaging features they get today. The A

Twitter signs deal with Bloomberg to live stream financial news

Twitter and Bloomberg Media have announced today that they signed a deal to live stream three Bloomberg shows, as well as the network's markets coverage. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. T

Robbers target Pokémon Go players in Missouri

Catching them all could be risky. Four men in O'Fallon, Missouri, have been arrested on charges of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action after having used the popular gaming app Pokémon Go t

CARTO makes geographical data visualization and analysis accessible to non-specialists

CartoDB, a data visualization company founded in Madrid in 2012, changed its name to CARTO to celebrate its new analysis tool CARTO Builder and to emphasize its attempt to enlarge its audience from de

MIT researchers develop wearable toxic gas sensor

A team of four MIT researchers has developed a new wearable sensor that can detect toxic gases and talk to smartphones or other wireless devices to warn users when they are in danger. Using these sens

Vyclone hits the deadpool

The end has come for Vyclone, an app that combines videos shot by different participants at the same event. With a message on its website – and a rather melodramatic introduction – the

Twitter started its live coverage of Wimbledon today

It seems Twitter decided to do a soft launch of its sports live-streaming tool today, but you should save the link. Seriously, because it's not easy to find. The company began streaming Wimbledon,

FBI recommends no charges for Hillary Clinton over use of personal email servers

While noting that Hillary Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in using a series of personal e-mail servers during her time as Secretary of State, the FBI recommended the Depart
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