Library e-book app OverDrive to shut down on May 1st, readers directed to Libby instead
For over a decade, the OverDrive app has offered a service that allows institutions, including public libraries and schools, to lend their digital catalogs of e-books, audiobooks and other digital med
5 of the best apps to track your reading and discover new books
As 2022 comes to a close, you may be looking for the best reads of the year that you might have missed, or you may want to start compiling a list of books you want to read in the new year. There are n
The best books that startup founders read in 2022
TechCrunch+ collected book recommendations from both venture capitalists and founders. Here are startup founders' favorite books of 2022.
The best books that venture capitalists read in 2022
TechCrunch+ collected book recommendations from both venture capitalists and founders. Here we have investor favorites, and we'll follow up with notes from founders tomorrow.
Here are the best books that TechCrunch read this year
While the TechCrunch crew enjoys a tweet and a post from time to time, we also enjoy reading longer-form materials. So much so that we are compiling a year-end revue of our favorite reads. This is not
6 extremely online books to gift your most internet-obsessed friends
I like the internet. There, I said it. I spend my entire day writing about the internet, and then in my leisure time, I read books about how the internet shapes our lives. I might have a work-life bal
TikTok’s new #BookTok feature lets you tag Penguin Random House titles in videos
One of the most popular communities on TikTok is #BookTok, which is a made up of users who discuss books and share their recommendations with others. TikTok is aware that the community is a big part o
This book made me fall in love with electronics all over again
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for photography — I’ve been known to take a photo or two in my time — and I have a hell of a weak spot for electronics, to boot. In the u
Gift Guide: The best business books for 2021 recommended by VCs
Welcome to part two of our venture capital-recommended book gift guide for 2021 – talking about books that do have a business theme.
Gift Guide: The best non-business books for 2021 recommended by VCs
We’re pretty big reading nerds here at TechCrunch, which means that we like to collect yearly book recommendations and share them with you.
‘Several People Are Typing’ is the Slack workspace of your worst nightmares
Now that it’s October, it’s officially spooky season. But debut author Calvin Kasulke’s novel “Several People Are Typing” gives us something new to be afraid of — w
AI luminary Kai-Fu Lee and sci-fi author Chen Qiufan predict the future in ‘AI 2041’
What will an AI-infused world look like in 20 years? Sinovation founder and AI thought leader Kai-Fu Lee and breakout sci-fi author Chen Qiufan (aka Stanley Chen) make an educated guess in "AI 2041."
Folio’s 24-year-old founder is bootstrapping a curated, online bookstore
In the midst of TechCrunch Disrupt, hundreds of founders will video call into Startup Alley, eager to share what makes their company stand out. But 24-year-old Clare Carroll’s video background s
With sales momentum, Bookshop.org looks to future in its fight with Amazon
If Gutenberg were alive today, he’d be a very busy angel investor. With book sales booming during the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the humble written word has suddenly drawn the limelight from VCs
Can AI help you binge books? BingeBooks is a new service to do … exactly that
The pandemic has been terrible for many industries, but the book industry has gotten a rare reprieve in an otherwise dismal past decade. Locked in homes and forced to socially distance from others, us
Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 1)
2020 was a tough year for all of us, but a strong one for books (how often do you get to say that?). Sales are up, driven by lockdowns, boredom, and the need for escape. Yet, 2020 also felt like a wat
Why you can’t overlook the small details in the pursuit of innovation
This week, we read a very short story, The Great Silence, as we start to head toward the end of Ted Chiang’s Exhalation collection. This story asks questions about how we connect with nature, and al
Reading Ted Chiang’s ‘The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate’
What would we do if we could visit our own pasts or futures? Are we more likely to change our timelines, or will our timelines actually project themselves back on to us more forcefully? This is the fi
Join us for the TechCrunch 2020 book club, starting next week
It’s a new year, a new decade and a renewed opportunity to read great non-fiction and fiction that strikes at the heart of the ambition, power and challenges of technology and its effect on society
Perlego raises $9M Series A for its textbook subscription service
Perlego, the textbook subscription service, has raised $9 million in Series A funding. Backing the round is Charlie Songhurst, Dedicated VC, and Thomas Leysen (Chairman of Mediahuis and Umicore). Perl