• General Motor's CEO Mary Barra On Lyft And The Bolt EV

    This week at CES, General Motors unveiled it's latest electric vehicle the Bolt EV. Earlier this week, GM also announced a $500 million dollar investment in ride-sharing company Lyft. TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden met with CEO Mary Barra to learn more about their news and what's next for GM.

  • IBM’s Watson Now Powers AI For Under Armour, Softbank’s Pepper Robot And More

    IBM’s Watson Now Powers AI For Under Armour, Softbank’s Pepper Robot And More

    From its debut to the world as a Jeopardy champion in 2011, IBM’s Watson has made a name for itself as a powerful artificial intelligence platform for large enterprise applications, from medical research through to finance. Now IBM is aiming to take Watson to the consumer. Read More

  • Instagram Goes Beyond The Feed With Everyday Spotlight Compilations

    Instagram Goes Beyond The Feed With Everyday Spotlight Compilations

    Instagram’s answer to Snapchat’s Live Stories isn’t just for holidays and big events any more. Internally, they’re known as Spotlight Compilations — vertical slideshows of the best videos related to a theme, like “Dynamic Duos – Odd Couple Animal Videos” or “Ramped Up – Rad Skateboarding Videos.” They appear in the Spotlight… Read More

  • The EHang 184 Is A Human-Sized Drone Taking Off At CES

    The EHang 184 Is A Human-Sized Drone Taking Off At CES

    We’ve seen some pretty cool stuff on day 1 of CES 2016, but probably nothing more eye-catching than the EHang 184, a human-sized drone built by the Chinese UAV company EHang. Yes you heard right — a giant autonomous drone that fits a human. It’s basically what you would expect to see if someone shrunk you down to the size of a LEGO and stuck you next to a DJI Inspire. Except… Read More

  • 10 Under 10 Years Old

    10 Under 10 Years Old

    Watch a sad old man (age 25) interview the top pre-tween entrepreneurs in this hilarious video. Even though it’s a parody of the Forbes 30 Under 30, this is too real. “Even an 8-year-old could have regrets because there’s always going to be that 6-year-old inventor who speaks 7 languages” filmmaker Ankush Jindal from MasterClass tells me. Thanks for capturing everyone… Read More

  • A Few Quick Laps In Chevy’s New $30K All-Electric Vehicle, The Bolt

    This morning at CES, Chevrolet unveiled an all-new electric vehicle called the Bolt (not to be confused with their hybrid, the Volt.) For around $30K after rebates, Chevy is promising a range of around 200 miles per nine-hour charge and a pretty sweet suite of technology. I’m not going to go too deep with my impressions here, as my experience thus far is limited to a few quick laps around… Read More

  • TechCrunch Takes The UberCHOPPER

    TechCrunch Takes The UberCHOPPER

    So this just happened. This afternoon, Uber activated its UberCHOPPER promotion in Vegas. Walking out of the GM keynote, I open up the Uber app to get a ride and up popped the $99 UberCHOPPER option. A few Slacks later, our splendid editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino (thanks Matthew!) approved the expense and off to the chopper I went, picking up our social media and audience development… Read More

  • Uber Settles Privacy Probe With NY Attorney General’s Office, Pays $20K Fine

    Uber Settles Privacy Probe With NY Attorney General’s Office, Pays $20K Fine

    Uber has agreed to pay a $20,000 fine to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office for failing to report unauthorized third-party access to its drivers’ personal information in timely manner, BuzzFeed reports. Schneiderman is expected to announce the settlement tomorrow morning, according to BuzzFeed. This settlement comes after a 14-month investigation by… Read More

  • DCM’s David Chao On Investing In China, And VR, And, Oh, Hey, Cannabis

    DCM’s David Chao On Investing In China, And VR, And, Oh, Hey, Cannabis

    DCM Ventures, the early-stage, cross-border venture firm, has scored many hits by sticking it out in China since nearly its 1996 founding, even as many competing firms – because they were unable or unwilling to invest the time in local relationships – have come and gone. Among the many China-based companies backed early on by DCM are Renren, Dandang, and Vipshop, all of which… Read More

  • This Robotic Arm Can Do Everything From 3D Printing To Laser Cutting To Cake Decorating

    This Robotic Arm Can Do Everything From 3D Printing To Laser Cutting To Cake Decorating

    Having hands is pretty damn great, you know. Most of us take it for granted just about every day. Armed with the right tool, your hands can do just about anything. That’s the idea behind Carbon Robotics’ KATIA, a product launched at the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas today. One robotic arm, and endless array of possibilities. KATIA — or, as it’s known best… Read More

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