Broadcom’s proposed $61B VMware acquisition scrutinized by UK regulators

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is initiating an investigation into Broadcom’s proposed $61 billion deal to buy virtualization software giant VMware. The news comes shortly

TuSimple CEO and co-founder fired by board over ties to Chinese startup Hydron

TuSimple co-founder Xiaodi Hou was fired from his CEO, president and CTO posts by the autonomous trucking company’s board, according to a securities filing Monday. Hou, who co-founded TuSimple

Launch House splits with law firm conducting its harassment investigation

It’s been a little over a month since Launch House, a buzzy venture-backed founder’s club backed by the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Day One Ventures, publicly faced numerous allegations of ha

Wow, Facebook really knows how to give someone a send-off!

So much for that touching goodbye post to Sheryl Sandberg that Mark Zuckerberg posted just 9 days ago, when after a 14-year run at Facebook — now Meta Platforms — Sandberg said she was resigning f

TikTok is being investigated in the UK for how it handles children’s data and safety

TikTok is being investigated in the U.K. for how it handles the safety and personal data of underage users. According to The Guardian, information commissioner Elizabeth Denham told a parliamentary co

Crunch Report | Uber Agrees to 20 Years of Privacy Audits

Amazon debuts instant pickup to order and pick up your stuff within two minutes, Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits, Casper's new mattress and Microsoft buys Cycle Computing. All this on Crunch

Baidu slashes revenue forecast as government probes its medical advertising business

Baidu, China's dominant search company, has lowered its revenue expectations for its next financial report by around 10 percent following blowback from a scandal around its medical industry advertisin

Alibaba faces U.S. investigation into its accounting practices

Alibaba's accounting methods are under investigation in the U.S.. The Chinese e-commerce giant, which went public in 2014 in the largest NYSE IPO in history, quietly disclosed that the SEC is looking

Google to Settle with U.S. Government for $500 Million

Today, regulators will announce a $500 million settlement with Google over charges related to advertisements for illegal online pharmacies. The pharmacies appearing in Google ads were operating outsid

Google News investigated by Italian antitrust authorities

The FIEG, an association of Italian editors, recently tried to sue Google’s News service. They claim: “Google is preventing editors from choosing freely which articles should be posted on

A CrunchGear Investigation: The Trouble With Tasers – What The Manufacturer Doesn't Want You To Know

To the more than 10,000 law enforcement agencies who use them, Taser-style stun guns probably seem like a godsend — a quick jolt of electricity and even the brawniest and most berserk criminal c