Huawei sells budget phone unit Honor to state-backed firms, distribution partners

After weeks of rumors, Huawei confirmed it is selling Honor to a consortium of companies, including government-backed firms, Honor’s distribution partners and suppliers, in a move to save its bu

Huawei reportedly set to sell Honor budget phone division for $15B

Following weeks of rumors surrounding a potential sale, Huawei has reportedly struck a deal to divest itself of its Honor brand. A new report out today from Reuters notes that the embattled hardware m

YC-backed Queenly launches a marketplace for formalwear

Queenly, a marketplace for formalwear, launched into a world where its core product of dresses and gowns had a massive competitor, bigger and more elusive than Poshmark: quarantine. The coronavirus pa

This Week in Apps: Spotify debuts a Clubhouse rival, Facebook tests Audio Rooms in US, Amazon cuts Appstore commissions

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a

Facebook fights fake news with author info, rolls out publisher context

Red flags and “disputed” tags just entrenched people’s views about suspicious news articles, so Facebook is hoping to give readers a wide array of info so they can make their own dec

How the world’s largest cannabis dispensary avoids social media restrictions

Planet 13 is the world’s largest cannabis dispensary. Located in Las Vegas, blocks off the Strip, the facility is the size of a small Walmart. By design, it’s hard to miss. Planet 13 is up

‘Unicorn’ price tags aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

A $1 billion valuation was until recently a significant badge of honor for a tech company, marking it as an unusually successful outlier. Now, though, as membership of the club has swollen to as many

How to profit from valuable peer referrals hiding in Slack

Brands often act like the person who searches for their keys under the streetlight simply because that is where the light is better. However, when brand marketers focus only on engaging with...

Tips, tactics and cashflow strategies for startup survival during a crisis

We’re in unprecedented times and are likely at the beginning of a long journey back to normal  —  whatever the new "normal" turns out to be.

Faraday Future said to be scaling back its electric car model lineup

Faraday Future is scaling back some of its ambitions, according to Reuters, taking its planed product portfolio from seven electric vehicles to just two, and also reducing the size of its planned asse

This Week in Apps: App Store privacy labels, Facebook criticizes Apple over ad targeting, Twitter kills Periscope

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a

Yelp lays off 175 in sales and marketing as it retrenches internationally

Yesterday, when local ratings and reviews site Yelp posted strong quarterly earnings with a surprise profit of $2.1 million, it also slipped in the news that it plans to lay off 175 people, or four

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

You probably don’t need a 4,000-word review to tell you that the Galaxy S9+ is a good phone. Now that everyone’s got all of the Note 7 jokes mostly out of their system, we can mostly agree that Sa

Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC

Accessibility, conceptually, is much more than just the discrete "accessibility options for people with disabilities". At its heart, accessibility is about just that: access. You don't need to have a

Samsung swings for the fences with the Galaxy Note 7

It was also, to the surprise of many, a titanic hit. A gambit that quickly became one of the most instantly recognizable devices in the mobile space, moving 50 million units in its first two years. Wh

Instagram’s Kevin Systrom Takes “Founder Of The Year” At The 2012 Crunchies

This year's Crunchies saw Instagram founder Kevin Systrom take top honors for the "Founder of the Year" category, which is likely a safe pick considering what his company accomplished in 2013. He mana

The 7 Deadly Sales Sins Committed By Startups

<strong>Editor's note: </strong><em><a target="_blank" href="https://elasticsales.com/blog/">Steli</a> is the Co-Founder / Chief Hustler of <a target="_blank" href="https://elasticsales.com/">Elast

It’s Official: AT&T To Launch $199 HTC One X On May 6

Well, there you have it. After turning plenty of heads at this year's<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/02/26/tcmwc-hands-on-with-the-htc-one-x/"> Mobile World Congress</a>, HTC's latest and gr

Codecademy and The White House Announce Code Summer+ Youth Education Program

Today, <a href="http://www.codecademy.com/">Codecademy</a> in conjunction with The White House announced a new program to educate the nation's underprivileged and disconnected youth: <a href="http://b

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