• Netflix gets ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ in 2017

    Netflix gets ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ in 2017

    Netflix has signed its first global licensing deal for streaming video rights with 20th Century Fox, and viewers are in luck because the first show coming to Netflix exclusively for streaming is American Crime Story. Netflix will be the place to watch season one of the FX show starting in 2017, and for those who haven’t been keeping up with the cultural pulse, that means The People v. Read More

  • CrunchFund has a new partner: Susan Hobbs

    CrunchFund has a new partner: Susan Hobbs

    CrunchFund has a new partner, and it didn’t need to look far for her, either. Last week, Susan Hobbs joined the five-year-old, seed-stage outfit from Y Combinator, where she spent the last 15 months as Y Combinator’s director of programming and events. But as readers may recall, Hobbs had spent the previous four years as director of global programming right here at TechCrunch… Read More

  • Ask Donald Trump anything on Reddit this Wednesday

    Ask Donald Trump anything on Reddit this Wednesday

    This Wednesday at 6:30PM ET, log into your Reddit account and ask Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump anything. Anything. Granted, he’s not actually required to answer every question that comes his way, but it’s sure to be a fun fireworks show of sorts nonetheless, from a candidate who’s never been one shy away from speaking his mind. Trump’s AMA will… Read More

  • Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

    Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

    The popular password management utility Dashlane is going after the larger enterprise market today with the announcement of a new tool that will allow mobile employees to switch access between both their personal passwords, as well as those assigned to them by their workplace, in the company’s mobile app. The tool, which is known as “Spaces,” first launched on the desktop… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Trumpathon

    Gillmor Gang: Trumpathon

    The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, July 22, 2016. The Gillmor Gang survives the Trump National Convention and its subsequent Trump Bump with the inaugural live session from Gillmor Gang Studios East. As the saying goes, it always gets darker just before it gets even worse. Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor… Read More

  • The diagnosis and the cure of automation Crunch Network

    The diagnosis and the cure of automation

    I was challenged recently to “name one job in the future that won’t be automated.” I was stumped. I couldn’t think of one job that someday won’t be dehumanized. That got me thinking about the process of automation. How does it happen? Are we running down hill trying to eliminate one job at a time, or are we walking down hill trying to eliminate them all? Read More

  • Twitter tries to explain itself – again! – via a new marketing campaign aimed at attracting users

    Twitter tries to explain itself – again! – via a new marketing campaign aimed at attracting users

    Do you have to tweet to use Twitter? Is Twitter a social network? Many people still think so because the company has failed to properly position itself – and its broader use cases – to the general public throughout the years. And one could argue that it has also failed to provide essential tools for those who want to passively participate on Twitter, instead of actively… Read More

  • Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN

    Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN

    A mass migration of IT services to the cloud, coupled with a huge growth of connected devices, has created a perfect storm for security breaches with some 400 million malware attacks identified last year alone according to IDC. Now, a new hopeful called StackPath believes it might have the key (and size) to fighting malicious hackers once and for all. The company is emerging out of… Read More

  • Microsoft slashes Xbox One price to $250 ahead of Slim launch

    Microsoft slashes Xbox One price to $250 ahead of Slim launch

    This weekend, Microsoft dropped the price of the Xbox One for the third time since May, giving users access to the Xbox 360 successor for a mere $250. Remember, the Xbox One originally launched with a 500GB drive and a Kinect sensor for $499, all the way back in November of 2013. In the years since, the console has dropped dramatically in price, going to $399 in June of 2014. Since May of… Read More

  • Google Maps is gaining a Wifi-only mode

    Google Maps is gaining a Wifi-only mode

    Cellular data can be expensive and Wi-Fi is often free. Thankfully it seems Google Maps will soon work on just Wi-Fi. Google has yet to announce this option. Users are reporting the additional mode is found in the settings of Google Maps and replaces the “Offline areas” option. Once activated, Google Maps will load the majority of the data through Wi-Fi signals, though, as a… Read More

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