Juno

  • Israeli technology and the future of transportation Crunch Network

    Israeli technology and the future of transportation

    The quantum leaps in productivity created by the car, train, ship and plane have dramatically changed our lives and movements. But today, we’re at the forefront of a new revolution in mobility, from on-demand ride-sharing and navigation, to car ownership and autonomous connected vehicles. And like most industries in which software is eating the world, Israeli innovation is playing an… Read More

  • Juno probe’s tiny sensors to perform big science around Jupiter

    Juno probe’s tiny sensors to perform big science around Jupiter

    One of the striking things about the Juno probe, I remarked to one of its creators, is its simple and streamlined design — compared to other spacecraft, at least. The engineers had a hell of a time packing everything in there, but it helps when critical sensors have shrunk in size from “breadbox” to “soup cracker.” Read More

  • Juno lead Scott Bolton talks up the tech of NASA’s Jupiter orbiter

    The Juno probe has just made its long-awaited rendezvous with Jupiter, kicking off 20 months of unprecedented planetary science. We cornered the mission’s principal investigator, Scott Bolton, during a briefing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory — and he was more than happy to talk about all the cool new gadgets packed into the craft. Read More

  • After five years, Juno arrives in orbit around Jupiter

    After five years, Juno arrives in orbit around Jupiter

    After traveling five years through the solar system, Juno has finally reached its destination and is currently in orbit around Jupiter, traveling nearly 250,000 kilometers per hour (150,000 mph). Read More

  • NASA captures enormous aurora on the largest planet in the solar system

    NASA captures enormous aurora on the largest planet in the solar system

    Days before the Juno spacecraft is scheduled to arrive, astronomers have captured an enormous aurora at the north pole of Jupiter. The imagery, released this week, was taken back on May 19 using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope as part of a program to study how solar wind affects auroras on Jupiter. The video above was created by pairing many far-ultraviolet images from Hubble with a… Read More

  • Juno thinks it can beat Uber by playing nice

    Juno thinks it can beat Uber by playing nice

    Talmon Marco thinks he knows what it takes to beat Uber in the on-demand ride sharing business. The Israeli entrepreneur, known for co-founding messenger service Viber, is launching Juno in New York City “soon.” Marco spoke with our own Ingrid Lunden on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, explaining that by giving the drivers half of the company’s equity, he believes it will… Read More

  • Hear Talmon Marco, CEO of Juno, at Disrupt NY on rivalling Uber with a driver-friendly app

    Hear Talmon Marco, CEO of Juno, at Disrupt NY on rivalling Uber with a driver-friendly app

    Uber has defined the market for transportation-on-demand globally with an app that lets you call up a ride (or courier, or food delivery) and charge it with the click of a button — a business that has now received billions in funding from investors. But Uber’s expansion has come with some cracks in its model, and that has created openings for competitors to make their moves. Read More

  • Juno, the new ride-sharing startup, is talking with investors about a $30 million round

    Juno, the new ride-sharing startup, is talking with investors about a $30 million round

    Juno, a months-old, New York-based ride-sharing service that is planning to take on Uber, is talking with investors about a $30 million round of funding, according to several sources, one of whom said of the valuation that Juno seeking, “it’s high.” Asked to confirm, the company’s cofounder and CEO Talmon Marco said last night via email, “I’m gonna stick to… Read More

  • Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

    Say hello to the HTC Juno better known as the Shadow from T-mobile. The Shadow marks a brand new day for T-mobile to bring consumers a different look at Windows Mobile 6 that makes it easier and more playful to use. The slider is myFaves compatible, with WI-Fi, a 2.6-inch screen, EDGE-enabled, is equipped with a spinning nav wheel and a 2-megapixel camera. The UI is extremely easy to use and… Read More

  • HTC Phoebus hits FCC, looks just like the Juno [UPDATE]

    A new HTC device dubbed Phoebus has breezed by the FCC and surprisingly it looks a lot like the HTC Juno, which we broke a few weeks ago. Some of the features on the Phoebus are strikingly similar to that of the Juno and I’m inclined to believe that’s what it is. Specs reveal it to be a GSM 850/1900 handset with a 2-megapixel camera. There isn’t a whole lot more to be… Read More

  • CrunchExclusive: HTC Juno Hitting AT&T

    We here at the Gear have many secrets we don’t always divulge to you, dear readers, but once in a while we like to let a few things leak. This happens to be one of them and we’re sure you’ll like it. We have it from an inside source that HTC is bringing out a mid-level smart phone that’s sort of a GSM variant of the CDMA Fusion aka Libra. Details are scant and our… Read More