• Ericsson’s CEO steps down as the company begins search for a replacement

    Ericsson’s CEO steps down as the company begins search for a replacement

    After a half-dozen years heading the company, Hans Vestberg is out as Ericsson’s CEO. The Swedish telecommunications giant announced today that the exec is stepping down from his post effective immediately. Jan Frykhammar, who has been working for the company since 1991 will be stepping in as interim CEO as Ericsson searches for a full-time replacement. Vestberg joined the company the… Read More

  • Audi setting up a subsidiary dedicated to self-driving car tech

    Audi setting up a subsidiary dedicated to self-driving car tech

    Audi is joining others like Daimler in focusing future investment on emerging tech categories like electric vehicles and self-origin cars, according to CEO Rupert Stadler. Speaking to German newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung (via Reuters) this past weekend, Stadler said that in addition to targeting up to 30 percent electric vehicle sales for Audi overall by 2025, the company is going to create… Read More

  • Windows 10’s Anniversary update is just what everyday users need

    Windows 10’s Anniversary update is just what everyday users need

    It can’t be disputed: Windows 10 has been a wild success for Microsoft, after being installed on more than 350 million devices. To mark this, August 2nd is the release of the Anniversary Update which brings a slew of tweaks, fixes and new features. Read More

  • A Tinder bot scam is promising users Verified accounts

    A Tinder bot scam is promising users Verified accounts

    A new bot scam on Tinder is tapping into users’ desire to become “verified” on the popular dating service – a process that would allow them to confirm their identity, and legitimize their account for the purposes of trust and safety. According a recent report from security researchers at Symantec, scammers are now using verification as a lure to sign up people to… Read More

  • Apple’s car project to be led by Bob Mansfield

    Apple’s car project to be led by Bob Mansfield

    Apple has reportedly enlisted the help of long-time Apple executive Bob Mansfield to lead its automobile project. This comes by way of the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Mansfield stepped down from the Apple executive board in 2013, yet stayed around the company to work on, what Apple called, special projects. In this role he was reporting directly to Apple CEO… Read More

  • 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

  • Twitter will livestream weekly games from MLB and the NHL

    Twitter will livestream weekly games from MLB and the NHL

    Twitter is expanding its live sports plans, with weekly, live streamed games from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. The live streams will be available for free to out-of-market viewers, whether they’re logged into Twitter or not. Twitter is also announcing a new nightly sports highlights show called The Rally, produced by mobile video company 120 Sports. (The Rally… Read More

  • MIT made a movie screen that brings 3D to all seats – without the glasses

    MIT made a movie screen that brings 3D to all seats – without the glasses

    Seeing 3D movies in theaters isn’t my preferred choice for a bunch of reasons, but the glasses definitely rank among its most annoying features. The cheap plastic things always have to ride atop my existing, actual vision glasses, for one, and they also always seem to be scratched or otherwise marked up. Which is why news that MIT has developed a glasses-less 3D display tech suitable for… Read More

  • Yahoo’s remaining assets to rebrand after sale to Verizon in 2017

    Yahoo’s remaining assets to rebrand after sale to Verizon in 2017

    One asset that Verizon will be getting as part of its $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core assets, which it did not specifically mention in its big announcement today, is Yahoo’s (in)famous brand — main name, purple color and exclamation mark all included. This, in turn, means that when the deal is completed (expected Q1 2017) the remaining Yahoo will rename itself… Read More

  • Pokemon Go to get more Pokemon, trading, and customizable PokeStops

    Pokemon Go to get more Pokemon, trading, and customizable PokeStops

    Pokemon players will eventually be able to fill out their collections via trades, which is very good news for people eyeing region-specific Pokemon like Australia’s Kangaskhan from the other side of the world. Niantic CEO John Hanke revealed at a San Diego Comic Con panel that Niantic is indeed working on adding trading (and new training features) to their game, as well as… Read More

  • MoreUnited.UK will use tech to shake-up UK politics — and stop extremists

    MoreUnited.UK will use tech to shake-up UK politics — and stop extremists

    Crowd-funding is almost an old-fashioned concept in the tech world these days, but it’s still having a relatively new and significant impact in the world of politics. A brand new initiative is now taking the UK by storm and plans to use tech to shake up the UK’s political system in the wake of the chaos of the Brexit vote. Kicked-off by former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown… Read More

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