• A look back at a decade of the Crunchies

    It’s hard to believe that the Crunchies is already 10 years old. Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and the Crunchies is (almost) always fun! The 10th Annual Crunchies Awards goes down on February 6 at the SF War Memorial Opera House and tickets are still available. If you want to hang out with our host Chelsea Peretti, our wonderful presenters such as Marissa Mayer… Read More

  • Tidal rolls out a track editing feature for mobile users

    Tidal rolls out a track editing feature for mobile users

    Tidal’s latest feature has arrived with as little fanfare as humanly possible. The music service has snuck in a new Track Edit, accessible by opening the Option menu while playing a song. Available on the music service’s mobile app, the new feature lets users trim down tracks viewable in a wave format, setting the beginning and end at specific time, fading in and out and even… Read More

  • Slack launches threaded messaging to take conversations off to the side

    Slack launches threaded messaging to take conversations off to the side

    Slack has spent most of its life as a dead-simple workplace communications tool, with small changes happening here or there. But to keep things dead simple means that you have to be very careful when you decide to make any big changes — even if it’s something users have wanted for a long time. Today, Slack is finally starting to roll out one of those major changes in threaded… Read More

  • Netflix’s The Discovery posits a dark outcome from proving the afterlife exists

    Netflix’s The Discovery posits a dark outcome from proving the afterlife exists

    Netflix is really tapping into the appetite of its sci-fi audience, with another trailer for a new film that imagines a weird future. In the first teaser for The Discovery, a film soon coming to the streaming service, we get a glimpse into a love story unfolding in a world where Robert Redford has proven the afterlife is real, and suicides are spiking as a result. It looks kind of like a… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is heading to D.C. and Miami! Apply now!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is heading to D.C. and Miami! Apply now!

    The clock is ticking down, and you only have a few more days to submit an application to participate in the TC Meetup + Pitch-offs in D.C. and Miami. The events go down on February 21 (Washington D.C.) and February 23 (Miami) respectively, and only ten companies will be competing, so don’t tarry! If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, let me get you up to speed. The… Read More

  • Obama’s parting message on whistleblowers: It’s The Daily Crunch

    Obama’s parting message on whistleblowers: It’s The Daily Crunch

    Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on TechCrunch.com. To get The Daily Crunch in your inbox every day of the week, sign up here. Obama’s clemency, the true size of Facebook’s bet on VR and Theranos in trouble again. All that and more in The Daily Crunch for January 18, 2017. And if a… Read More

  • Mastercard launches 2KUZE agtech platform in East Africa Crunch Network

    Mastercard launches 2KUZE agtech platform in East Africa

    Small-plot farmers in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania can now go digital―coordinating sales, payments, and distribution of crops thanks to a pilot program called 2KUZE launched by Mastercard. The agricultural technology app was announced this week. 2KUZE, which means “let’s grow together” in Swahili,  was developed at Mastercard’s Nairobi Labs for Financial Inclusion… Read More

  • Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service

    Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service

    A streaming service for stand-up comedy called Laugh.ly, which publicly launched this past August, has now closed on $2.25 million in seed funding led by New York Angels, the company announced today. Available for both iOS and Android devices, Laugh.ly is the first to offer an extensive library of comedians’ stand-up sets, with content from top names in the biz, including Kevin Hart… Read More

  • DataSift connects with LinkedIn as its latest social marketing partner

    DataSift connects with LinkedIn as its latest social marketing partner

    DataSift, which taps and structures data from social networks to provide more insights into it, has added a new partner to its own network. The company has linked up with LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with 467 million users that was acquired by Microsoft recently for $26.2 billion — to help develop a stronger marketing profile for LinkedIn by parsing its… Read More

  • ComiXology launches original comics with Adventure Time spin-off

    ComiXology launches original comics with Adventure Time spin-off

    Amazon’s ComiXology is delivering on the promise it made last year to create original content exclusively for users of its platform and Kindle customers, with Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular, an Adventure Time tale focusing on the Vampire King from the franchise’s alternate gender-swapped story universe. The Marshall Lee story is available as a $3.99 one-time purchase… Read More

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