• The 48 startups that launched at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2

    The 48 startups that launched at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2

    The world’s most prestigious startup school launched 48 companies today at part 2 of its Summer 2016 Demo Day. Nanoparticle analytics and delivery robots were amongst the products revealed in the B2B, biotech, enterprise, edtech, fintech, and hardware verticals. You can check out our write-ups of all 44 startups that launched yesterday, and TechCrunch’s picks for the top 7 from… Read More

  • Tech is primed for an upswing Crunch Network

    Tech is primed for an upswing

    The past 15 months has created a lot of confusion around where the technology sector is going. I’m constantly being asked by entrepreneurs if the timing is right to start a new business and would I invest in these current markets? Yes and yes. Read More

  • Listen to the premiere of TCBC, a new podcast from TechCrunch

    Listen to the premiere of TCBC, a new podcast from TechCrunch

    TechCrunch has a new podcast, and it’s TCBC, a show where I speak to a different writer on staff each week about their beat, the stories they’re following, and the tech news that’s most important to them right now. It’s something new we’re trying, and hopefully it helps bring home the stories we cover here at TechCrunch, giving you additional context that can be… Read More

  • Live video minus Facebook equals Alively

    Live video minus Facebook equals Alively

    SMS is terrible, yet it’s still the way more than half of video gets shared on mobile. Meanwhile, Facebook is trying to turn everyone into famous broadcasters when most people just want to show close friends what they’re up to. That’s why Facebook’s product manager for Live, Vadim Lavrusik, defected from the social network to start his own video streaming iOS app… Read More

  • Narrative Science can now describe your Tableau charts for you

    Narrative Science can now describe your Tableau charts for you

    Tableau Software‘s shares soared 13 percent on Tuesday following the announcement that the data analytics provider has partnered with Narrative Science, a Chicago-based company that develops natural language generation (NLG) tools. The result of the partnership is Narratives for Tableau, a free Chrome extension that automatically creates written explanations for Tableau… Read More

  • White House LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Briefing addresses national issues

    White House LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Briefing addresses national issues

    The country faces a plethora of issues that affect millions of people every day. Although there has been some progress as a society around pro-LGBTQ legislation and healthcare, there is a lot left to be done around poverty, criminal justice reform, federal statistics around LGBTQ people, youth solutions, mental health, the environment, education and inclusion in tech. Today at the White… Read More

  • New York Times journalists reportedly targeted by Russian hackers

    New York Times journalists reportedly targeted by Russian hackers

    The FBI is reportedly looking into hacking attempts against U.S. journalists that may have been orchestrated by Russian intelligence services. New York Times journalists were among those targeted, CNN and the AP report. The New York Times confirmed that its Moscow bureau was targeted, but said the paper has no reason to believe the attack was successful. It’s not yet clear why the… Read More

  • NSF puts $110 million toward building out the XSEDE national computing initiative

    NSF puts $110 million toward building out the XSEDE national computing initiative

    It’s in the country’s best interest to stay at (or at least near) the forefront of advanced computing techniques, and the National Science Foundation has just put $110 million down to make sure that happens. Read More

  • YC-backed CoinTent says it can help publishers deal with ad blockers

    YC-backed CoinTent says it can help publishers deal with ad blockers

    CoinTent might be the solution for publishers worried about the money they’re losing to ad blockers. The San Francisco-based company started with a focus on paywalls, but it’s recently moved into offering publishers (including GQ) a broader range of solutions to deal with ad blockers. That doesn’t just mean inserting more ads. CEO Bradley Ross described CoinTent as… Read More

  • Hollywood’s take on cybersecurity Crunch Network

    Hollywood’s take on cybersecurity

    It can be tough going to the movies as a cybersecurity expert. Films handling the very real issues of internet security and modern computer science are overwhelmingly unrealistic. As we get our tickets and popcorn ready for “Snowden,” it’s a good time to take a look at the handful of film and TV projects that actually got hacking, and the complicated business of security in… Read More

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