• FBI recommends no charges for Hillary Clinton over use of personal email servers

    FBI recommends no charges for Hillary Clinton over use of personal email servers

    While noting that Hillary Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in using a series of personal e-mail servers during her time as Secretary of State, the FBI recommended the Department of Justice bring no formal charges against the presumptive Democratic nominee, FBI Director James Comey said today in a press conference. During its investigation, the FBI wasn’t able… Read More

  • Twitter adds former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor to its board

    Twitter adds former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor to its board

    Twitter announced today that Bret Taylor is joining its board of directors. Taylor is best-known as one of the founders of social networking startup FriendFeed — and then as the chief technology officer of Facebook, which acquired FriendFeed in 2009. After departing Facebook three years later, he became co-founder and CEO at mobile word processing company Quip. News!: @btaylor is… Read More

  • LzLabs launches product to move mainframe COBOL code to Linux cloud

    LzLabs launches product to move mainframe COBOL code to Linux cloud

    Somewhere in a world full of advanced technology that we write about regularly here on TechCrunch, there exists an ancient realm where mainframe computers are still running programs written in COBOL. This is a programming language, mind you, that was developed in the late 1950s, and used widely in the ’60s and ’70s and even into the ’80s, but it’s never really gone away. Read More

  • Suiteness wants you to stay in suites instead of regular hotel rooms

    Suiteness wants you to stay in suites instead of regular hotel rooms

    Suites are a weird thing within the hotel industry. While there are hundreds of thousands of suites around the world, most are only occupied about 20 percent of the time and sit empty the rest of the year. Plus, the nicest ones aren’t listed or even available to book on hotel’s websites. Brands are afraid to showcase their unique inventory, and assume that the suites will be filled… Read More

  • The worth of your professional profile, network and personal data Crunch Network

    The worth of your professional profile, network and personal data

    Tim Berners-Lee created the web in 1989. Twenty-seven years later, he’s asking for a reinvention. The web has made life easier, but it has also introduced challenges and ethical questions pertaining to personal data, access to information and privacy. Berners-Lee laments that the web has morphed into a surveillance network filled with corporate hackers and government spooks with the tools… Read More

  • China invests in the hunt for aliens with world’s largest radio telescope

    China invests in the hunt for aliens with world’s largest radio telescope

    The last of 4,450 triangular panels was installed to complete the world’s largest single-aperture radio telescope, located in China’s Guizhou Province. A monument of China’s dedication to the field of astronomy, the telescope will be used to study pulsars and search for alien life in the universe. The 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is a $185 million project… Read More

  • Spotify > YouTube as audio streaming surpasses music videos

    Spotify > YouTube as audio streaming surpasses music videos

    Audio didn’t quite kill the video star, but it’s making a comeback. Americans are now on-demand streaming more songs as audio than they’re consuming through music videos. The shift highlights the importance of music in the battle for mobile profits, plus it could help artists get paid more. Analytics provider BuzzAngle Music tells TechCrunch that since the start of 2016… Read More

  • Theranos faces congressional inquiry over faulty blood tests

    Theranos faces congressional inquiry over faulty blood tests

    The U.S. House of Representatives recently sent a letter to troubled blood analysis startup Theranos asking for an explanation of the company’s failure to offer accurate results to patients using its proprietary blood test technology. Theranos developed a technique using its proprietary ‘Edison’ machine it claimed could detect hundreds of diseases using just one drop of blood. Read More

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