• Angry Birds maker craters on bad guidance, losing half its market value

    Angry Birds maker craters on bad guidance, losing half its market value

    Angry Birds maker Rovio’s stock price cratered after their latest quarterly earnings report painted a dismal future for the game maker. The stock is down 50 percent after the company sent investors a warning in their latest earnings report that revenues were likely to suffer in 2018. Read More

  • Apple devices are butt dialing 9-1-1 from its refurbishing facility — 20 times per day

    Apple devices are butt dialing 9-1-1 from its refurbishing facility — 20 times per day

    Since October, emergency responders in Elk Grove and Sacramento County, California have received more than 1,600 false alarm 9-1-1 calls coming from an Apple repair and refurbishing site in the area. It’s not clear if the calls are coming from Apple’s iPhones or Watches, but each time a call originates out of the Elk Grove facility, there’s no one on the other end of the line. Read More

  • Split raises $17M for its product experimentation platform

    Split raises $17M for its product experimentation platform

    Split announced this morning that it’s raised $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Accel Partners and new investor Harmony Partners. Split has now raised a total of $26.8 million. The startup allows companies to test out new features and deliver them in a targeted way to select groups of users. Read More

  • Snap CEO Evan Spiegel got a $637 million bonus last year

    Snap CEO Evan Spiegel got a $637 million bonus last year

    Snap’s stock investors haven’t made much money since the company went public last year, but CEO Evan Spiegel still got a hefty payday. According to an SEC filing, he was granted an RSU of 37,447,817, which vested at the time of the IPO. In other words, that was worth nearly $636.6 million. His salary for the year was $98,078, and he had over $1 million in other benefits, so all in… Read More

  • Announcing TC Sessions: Robotics with UC Berkeley, May 11 at Zellerbach Hall

    Announcing TC Sessions: Robotics with UC Berkeley, May 11 at Zellerbach Hall

    Robotics is an incredibly demanding field because robots demand the best of everything technology has to offer. For that reason, there is no better subject for one of TechCrunch’s single-day, single-topic events, and we’re excited to announce that TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics is slated for May 11 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Read More

  • Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear

    Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear

    As the streetwear and sneaker industry continues to explode in popularity, we’re seeing more and more startups popping up to service the industry — all from slightly different angles. Meet Bump, a peer-to-peer take on a streetwear marketplace. Founded six months ago in the U.K. and now part of Y Combinator’s Winter ’18 batch, the startup already has more than 200,000 users. Read More

  • Facebook says it’s clarifying its ad metrics

    Facebook says it’s clarifying its ad metrics

    Facebook is looking to clean up and clarify the way advertisers measure their campaign performance. Over the past couple of years, the company has had to acknowledge multiple mistakes in its ad metrics. So making these kinds of tweaks (and taking other steps to increase transparency) could help restore advertisers’ confidence in the company’s numbers. Read More

  • Snap stock falls as Kylie tweets, but banker ratings are in the mix too

    Snap stock falls as Kylie tweets, but banker ratings are in the mix too

    At this point, if you haven’t accepted the celebrity influence of the Kardashian/Jenner machine, you probably haven’t been paying attention to pop culture at large. Snap is definitely paying attention. Yesterday, Kylie Jenner tweeted a pretty brutal takedown of Snapchat with the nonchalance that only a celebrity who has mastered social media better than most can do. Read More

  • Amazon’s latest Prime perk is free shipping on its deals site Woot!

    Amazon’s latest Prime perk is free shipping on its deals site Woot!

    Eight years after Amazon snatched up the daily deals site Woot!, the retailer is now leveraging the site to serve as another perk for Prime members. Woot! this morning announced that it will begin offering free shipping on purchases from its site to all Amazon Prime members. Read More

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