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Alexa has literally lost her voice as users report outages and unresponsiveness

Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant seems to be down this morning. We’ve been hearing reports over the last hour of either delayed responses or just total loss of connection. While Amazon doesn

Tinder rival Paktor launches ‘Labs’ division to experiment with the future of social apps

It turns out that Asian dating app Paktor’s quiet acquisition of Down was more than just a one night stand. The deal, which TechCrunch broke news of last week, was part of a number of acquisiti

Casual dating app Down acquired by Paktor

Remember “Bang With Friends?” The controversial app, which later rebranded as Down, was acquired by Singapore-based dating startup Paktor (they’re, um… hooking up). The terms of the deal w

Crunch Report | Google Spins Out Waymo, A Self-Driving Car Company

Google spins out Waymo, its self-driving car company, Group chat is now available in Snapchat, Oculus CEO steps down, Slack gets integrated video calling and Apple AirPods are now up for sale. All thi

Crunch Report | First Hyperloop Will Be Built in UAE

It's looking like the first Hyperloop will be built in the UAE, Facebook is testing a job openings feature, Tesla plans to increase manufacturing automation by acquiring Grohmann Engineering, LeEco is

ESPN’s fantasy football site isn’t working on the most important day of the season

Update: Service has been restored and ESPN provided us with the following statement: “ESPN Fantasy is restored and we will continue to monitor. We identified a backend data access issue and resolved

Facebook Is Down For Many

Facebook’s website is down for many. The voluminous reports on Twitter, and corroborating evidence, are pretty plain: For many, Facebook is not working at the moment. Young services are infamou

Once Again, Down Wants To Hook You Up With Your SXSW Hookup

It's a new year, and a whole new SXSW, but some things don't change. Thanks to an endless stream of parties with open bars, the (relatively) warm nights, and a large population of web-curious visitors

Down, The App Formerly Known As Bang With Friends, Relaunches On The iPhone

Following a trademark dispute with Zynga, the team behind the hookup app Bang With Friends <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/09/30/bang-with-friends-to-change-names-after-trademark-settlement-

Bang With Friends Rebrands As ‘Down’ To Match You With Friends Of Friends By Hotness

After settling a Zynga trademark infringement suit, Bang With Friends today rebrands as Down and reveals its revamped set of dating apps. Down's update lets you browse friends of friends rather than j

Three Months After Being Banned From The App Store, Bang With Friends Returns As “Down”

They're <em>baaack</em>. Bang With Friends, the Facebook friend hookup app that seemed to be endlessly engulfed in one controversy or another earlier this year, is returning to the iOS App Store (a

CloudFlare Was Down Due To Edge Routers Crashing, Taking Down 785,000 Websites Including 4chan, Wikileaks, Metallica.com

Security and caching service <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cloudflare.com/">CloudFlare</a> was down for close to an hour due to an issue with its edge routers. It's now back up and running. As t

Thanks For The 15-Minute Break, WordPress

As you might have noticed, TechCrunch went down entirely (thanks to WordPress VIP), sporting a fun “502” error. If you’re not sure what that means, here’s the skinny on why you

Facebook Is Down, Mobile Apps Still Working For Some — Second Big Tech Outage Of The Day (Update: It’s Back)

According to our own tests, as well as reports on Twitter, Facebook is down for a vast number of users. It's the second big outage of the day after <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/12/10/gm

Update: Facebook Website Experienced 20 Minutes Of Downtime, Mobile App And Website Were Still Working

People on Twitter are complaining that Facebook has been down for about 10 minutes at the time of writing this article. Many TechCrunch writers could confirm the issue. The mobile app and website are