China’s Honor returns to the Indian smartphone market

Honor is a top five smartphone maker in its native China. After more than three years the company is returning to India with the Honor 90, its first new device for the world’s second largest sma

Spawning lays out plans for letting creators opt out of generative AI training

The legal spats between artists and the companies training AI on their artwork show no sign of abating. Within the span of a few months, several lawsuits have emerged over generative AI tech from comp

A retiree’s group for cheese toast lovers is an earnest glimpse of Weird Facebook

Scott Kominkiewicz suddenly had a lot of time on his hands. After retiring from a career as a copywriter and high school English teacher, the 60-year-old found a new mission: to perfect the best techn

Prosus cancels $4.7 billion acquisition of India’s BillDesk

Prosus has scrapped the $4.7 billion acquisition of BillDesk it announced last year, once stated to be the European technology giant’s largest, saying “certain conditions” were unful

Manifold Bio’s molecular ‘barcodes’ could break through pharma’s in vivo bottleneck

In the creation of a new drug, there comes a point where you have to finally put the molecule in a real creature — one at a time — and see if it actually does what you think it does. Manifold Bio&

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

9 suitcase-friendly gifts for frequent flyers

Once upon a time, I used to write TechCrunch’s travel gifts roundup. It was a fun story to piece together, and I was more than happy to do the honors — and play around with some fun gadgets in

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

YouTube ends Lofi Girl’s two-year-long music stream over bogus DMCA warning

There are three constants in life: death, taxes and the “lofi hip hop radio — beats to relax/study to” YouTube stream. That is, until YouTube falsely hit the Lofi Girl channel with a DMC

TikTok is confronting Holocaust misinformation, but antisemitism persists

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, TikTok launched a portal on its Discover page this morning, intended to educate users about the historic catastrophe, as well as the ongoing threat

A newsletter that’s mostly about Amazon and iRobot

Shortly after the Amazon/iRobot news was announced on Friday morning, a colleague asked me if I was surprised. The short answer is yes and no. Yes, in the sense that the news dropped suddenly on what

Apple’s 2022 iPad Air elbows M1 into the lineup

I must confess, the iPad Air was a bit confusing to me at first. With each passing addition to Apple’s iPad lineup, they fill out more of their pricing umbrella, leaving less room for competitor

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

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: Twitter’s crazy week drives social apps’ growth, Google expands user choice billing

This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with this fast-moving industry in one place with the latest from the world of apps.

This Week in Apps: TikTok partners with Giphy, new rules for reader apps, Roblox sides with Apple

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 re

This Week in Apps: Whistleblowing drama, Instagram’s teen safety features, Twitter adds podcasts

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. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

This Week in Apps: Parler deplatformed, alt apps rise, looking back at 2020 trends

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

This Week in Apps: WWDC Prep, F8 recap, TikTok goes after biometric data

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

This Week in Apps: Elon joins Twitter’s board, Apple’s subscriptions pilot, WWDC stays online

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 re
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