• This new brain-scanning technique is literally mind expanding

    This new brain-scanning technique is literally mind expanding

    Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between science and technology ó almost all the time when it has to do with the brain. But this research from MIT that allows for vastly improved scans of the networks inside the brain is too cool to pass up, whether it’s tech, science, or somewhere in between. Read More

  • The new number crushing Twitter: revenue growth down from 60% to 20%

    The new number crushing Twitter: revenue growth down from 60% to 20%

    Twitter has a new number that’s killing its share price, down 9.5% in after-hours following grim earnings. First there was the user growth problem that still plagues it. Twitter’s monthly user count grew less than 1% this quarter and just 3% this year to 313 million MAU. But now its ad revenue growth issue has festered. Now Twitter is facing a total revenue growth crisis. Today… Read More

  • Apple’s cash on hand decreased for the first time in nearly two years

    Apple’s cash on hand decreased for the first time in nearly two years

    Apple just reported earnings for Q3 2016, and the company soundly beat analyst’s expectations. However, there was one number that we’re not used to seeing. Apple’s cash on hand actually decreased for the first time in seven quarters. Cash on hand this quarter amounted to $231.5 billion, which is down $1.4 billion from the $233 billion on hand at the end of Q2. As a… Read More

  • iPhone, iPad and Mac sales are down, but Apple only cares about services now

    iPhone, iPad and Mac sales are down, but Apple only cares about services now

    Apple just reported its Q3 2016 earnings, and investors are sending its stock through the roof. While the company managed to beat analysts’ expectations, Apple is selling less iPhones, iPads and Macs than last year during the same period. The long period of endless growth on all product lines is definitely over. Read More

  • IPO on horizon, subprime lending startup Elevate adds $545M in credit from Victory Park Capital

    IPO on horizon, subprime lending startup Elevate adds $545M in credit from Victory Park Capital

    With an IPO on the horizon, subprime lender Elevate will have an additional $545 million credit faculty to support its growing customers. Elevate’s niche right now is providing loans to borrowers with creditscores between 575 and 625. As the company expands, it wants to provide loans to customers with even lower credit-scores. Ken Rees, CEO of Elevate, is quick to note that 65 percent… Read More

  • Lifting children’s economic prospects through technology Crunch Network

    Lifting children’s economic prospects through technology

    In 2016, Forbes reported there were 159 technology billionaires, and four of the 10 richest people in the world made their money in the tech sector. We believe there are opportunities for these technology developers to play a differential role in philanthropy — one that brings together their ability to invest wisely and their acumen for using technology to change the world. Read More

  • Ava launches a wearable to help couples conceive

    Ava launches a wearable to help couples conceive

    Tracking your period, peeing on a stick and carrying around a thermometer have been the dominant technologies over the past 20 years to help families conceive. If it sounds outdated, that’s because it is. TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield alum Ava is hoping to change that with a wearable that helps couples pinpoint when a woman is in her fertile window and the time is right to… Read More

  • Tinder subscriber growth disappoints Match investors

    Tinder subscriber growth disappoints Match investors

    Match Group reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday. At first shares rose about in initial after-hours trading, but then they were down 5% as investors were disappointed by subscriber growth and guidance for the year. The owner of dating sites including Tinder, OkCupid and Match.com reported $301 million in revenue, above analyst expectations of $297 million. Adjusted… Read More

  • Apple Music picks up Carpool Karaoke as a standalone series

    Apple Music picks up Carpool Karaoke as a standalone series

    So, here’s something I wasn’t expecting: Those Carpool Karaoke segments on James Corden’s Late Late Show are being turned into a standalone show — a show that’s been picked up by Apple Music. According to a number of stories in the Hollywood press, Apple will be airing 16 episodes, one each week, and they’ll be available worldwide through its subscription… Read More

  • Apple beats earnings expectations by a mile, and its stock is soaring

    Apple beats earnings expectations by a mile, and its stock is soaring

    Apple needed a breakout quarter after its last whiff, and boy did it get one. The company reported revenue of $42.4 billion and earnings of $1.42 per share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.38 per share on revenue of $42.09 billion. As a result the company added tens of billions of value back to its share price, which rose more than 6% in extended trading. (6% might not feel like a… Read More

  • This company wants to turn water bottles in Flint, MI into auto parts

    This company wants to turn water bottles in Flint, MI into auto parts

    The water is still toxic for many residents of Flint, MI yet one automotive supply company has plans to turn the crisis into an opportunity. An auto parts supplier today announced plans to relocate a facility from China to Flint, MI in part to turn discarded water bottles into plastic auto parts. The company plans on investing $9.68 million into the venture, which includes hiring 380… Read More

  • VR studio Kite & Lightning raises $2.5M to build a fighting baby game

    VR studio Kite & Lightning raises $2.5M to build a fighting baby game

    Funding may be becoming a bit harder to come by for some startups in the current climate, but generally as long as a company has the right idea someone will always be there with a checkbook in hand. A studio building a virtual reality baby brawler seems to have fit that bill. Kite & Lightning announced today that they have raised $2.5 million in seed funding to support development of a… Read More

  • Twitter dives after mixed Q2: $602M sales, $0.13 EPS, MAUs up 3% 313M

    Twitter dives after mixed Q2: $602M sales, $0.13 EPS, MAUs up 3% 313M

    Twitter today reported Q2 earnings, and the woe that is its poor user growth continues, with its 313 million monthly active users up just 3% on a year ago, and up less than 1% on its previous quarter. The company reported revenues of $602 million with adjusted earnings per share of $0.13. While revenues are up 20% on a year ago, the numbers were a miss on sales and a beat on EPS: analysts… Read More

  • Eating the plant-derived Impossible Burger cooked by Momofuku’s David Chang

    Eating the plant-derived Impossible Burger cooked by Momofuku’s David Chang

    On a random morning, if you’re invited to come watch David Chang: chef, personality and owner of the Momofuku restaurants cook a “meat burger made of plants” — you go. Read More

  • Program your own self-driving racer with FormulaPi

    Program your own self-driving racer with FormulaPi

    Self-driving race cars are a few years away but why not simulate the roar of robotic Formula 1 cars with a little Raspberry Pi magic? The folks at Piborg are offering the opportunity for hackers and makers to try and drive their own autonomous car brain in a centralized race. They’ve launched a Kickstarter and they’re looking for folks to download the autonomous racing code, modify… Read More

  • Some last-minute thoughts about Apple’s earnings

    Some last-minute thoughts about Apple’s earnings

    In about an hour, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings. So you’ll soon be able to read all about it on TechCrunch as we have a team ready to look at all these numbers and find out if they’re moving up or down. But I’m going to use this opportunity to give you a few thoughts about what’s going to happen and what you should look for. Read More

  • Real trainers don’t Pokemon Go without a little Willow in their pocket

    Real trainers don’t Pokemon Go without a little Willow in their pocket

    After a storied history making Poke balls, Saffron City tech firm Silph Company recently started trying its hand at software. Inspired by Pokemon Go’s popularity, its latest app Willow aims to hep trainers enjoying Niantic’s location-based hit to be the very best, like no one ever was. Willow is an app that wants to provide trainers with a competitive edge by making sure… Read More

  • LeEco set to acquire US TV maker Vizio for $2 billion

    LeEco set to acquire US TV maker Vizio for $2 billion

    You’d be forgiven if you’re not super familiar with LeEco. The company, until fairly recently known as LeTV, isn’t exactly a household name here in the States. In its native China, however, the company is a multi-disciplined powerhouse. It has a massive video streaming service, makes TVs, smartphones and even has a car in the works. And it’s about to get even bigger. Read More

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