• Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassment

    Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassment

    Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer for Uber and current engineer at Stripe, accused the company of rampant sexual harassment and human resources negligence in a blog post published today.  It’s the latest in a series of events that point to serious questions about Uber’s company culture. Fowler claims that on her first day out of training, she was solicited for sex… Read More

  • Oppo teases new mobile camera technology ahead of MWC

    Oppo teases new mobile camera technology ahead of MWC

    We’ve entered crunch time for getting all of those last minute teasers out before the kick of Mobile World Congress, the year’s biggest smart phone show. Some have been cagey around their big news ahead of the event in Barcelona, while others, like LG haven’t left much all that to the imagination. Oppo, the rising-est star in a Chinese market full of them, is playing its… Read More

  • Learn how to design for privacy and security from Facebook’s Benjamin Strahs

    Learn how to design for privacy and security from Facebook’s Benjamin Strahs

    Freshly-launched startups don’t often have the funding for a fully formed security team, but a data breach or a privacy overreach can be deadly for a new company. That’s why Facebook security engineer Benjamin Strahs is joining TechCrunch at our D.C. meetup and pitch-off this week: he’ll offer advice to founders about how to bootstrap a secure culture at their… Read More

  • How mobile technology is transforming lives in rural India Crunch Network

    How mobile technology is transforming lives in rural India

    Deep in a rural village in India outside the city of Jhansi, children play on dirt roads where goats and cows roam. The humble and colorful homes have mud floors, and women collect drinking water from wells. All the sights and sounds are quintessential aspects of the region, with the exception of one feature — the use of smartphones to save lives. Read More

  • Snap ad exec Sriram Krishnan leaves, but not why you think

    Snap ad exec Sriram Krishnan leaves, but not why you think

    Flying from SF to LA every week sucks, and so Sriram Krishnan is leaving a big financial opportunity at Snap to ditch the commute. The former Facebook Audience Network executive spent the last year running Snap’s Ads API and platform, and now he’s leaving. The move was reported in Recode today, saying “The timing here isn’t great for Snap”. But that immediately… Read More

  • When less is more Crunch Network

    When less is more

    Money doesn’t necessarily mean freedom. Yet the ability to maneuver in response to business challenges is the one thing a startup founder needs most. Some of these decisions are minor; others are existential. As grueling as it can be to make a call on the hard decisions, it’s much worse to be unable to make a key decision at all. Read More

  • The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery

    The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery

    While the iPhone 8 isn’t going to be announced until September, this week has been packed with rumors on the upcoming device. And it looks like the display is going to be the main star of the show. Rumor has it that Apple is going to announce three new devices — two new versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and a new high-end device that could cost more than $1,000. And… Read More

  • SpaceX successfully lands its first-stage Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX successfully lands its first-stage Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral

    Success all around for today’s SpaceX mission. The company successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft that is on its way to the International Space Station. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral. The weather was cloudy but it looks like it wasn’t enough to stop SpaceX from launching a rocket. At 9:39 ET, the Falcon 9 took off from… Read More

  • Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology Crunch Network

    Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology

    The concept of measuring and responding to human eye motion, or eye tracking, isn’t new, but the past year saw a rising interest in the technology. There have been a slew of acquisitions of eye tracking startups by large firms and the rollout of several devices and software that support eye tracking. “Eye tracking sensors provide two main benefits,” says Oscar Werner… Read More

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