Almost a year ago, Alphabet’s growth stage venture arm, CapitalG, named partner Laela Sturdy as its new head, just as the unit’s founder, David Lawee, stepped down. Few were surprised Sturdy w
Magic, a startup developing a code-generating platform similar to GitHub’s Copilot, today announced that it raised $23 million in a Series A funding round led by Alphabet’s CapitalG with parti
Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, we talked about the “de-stonkifying” of the market. This week, we’re looking at a wounded Facebook/Meta that finds itsel
Intended or not — I assume it wasn't — Magic Leap became a $2.6 billion bait-and-switch, the consequences of which are now all too apparent.
If you’ve ever dabbled in collectible card games — Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, etc. — you know how quickly collections can grow. One pack turns into two. Two turns into five. Then they r
Magic Leap and the National Basketball Association are partnering with Turner Sports to show live games on its platform in an app that will be available to Magic Leap One "Creator Edition" customers.
Remember the text message-based service on-demand company, Magic Assistant? In a whirlwind two months after the service's launch on Product Hunt, Magic went viral based on its claims to deliver anythi
There’s an age old saying that humans tend to overestimate what can be accomplished in one day, but underestimate what can be accomplished in one year. As 2016 comes to a close, it is a good time to
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 m
How do you bring stage magic to life with contemporary movie technology? That’s what I asked Now You See Me 2 director Jon M. Chu — after all, you could use CGI to make any trick work on-scree
Magic Assistant, an SMS-based personal assistant service, is rolling out a new plan that provides a more premium service for $100 an hour. Magic's new service, Magic+, is built around getting anything
One of the very cool things about hackathons is that you learn what type of technology that people are really using. We’re all wondering what the hot “trends” are going to be at one
America is finally discovering what Asia has known for years: mobile messaging is a commerce platform.
Magic, an SMS-based on-demand delivery service that started as a YC company's weekend project, is raising $12 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia, according to sources. Sources also say that th
Earlier this week, as Re/Code's Jason Del Rey was trying to procure a chicken parmesan via text, we were trying to procure a tiger via text. "You want a tiger delivered? Just text the details and Magi
Get sushi on a boat, a tiger at your door, or make your parking ticket vanish into thin air. An ambitious new startup says it will let you text for anything you want (and they do mean anything) as lon
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic but what if the technology actually creates magic? A group of researchers at the Queen Mary University of London have trained a com
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/MAGIC.jpg" />iBUYPOWER just announced their <em>MAGIC</em> software, a new interface that's designed to let you play any game using multi
In doing a survey of history, a few things could be called “magical and revolutionary” products. These include, but are not limited to, Pegasus, pasteurized milk, the polio vaccine, Apollo
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/g3_htc_hero_1-620x389.jpg">Lookie, lookie. It seems that HTC's next Android handset couldn't avoid the geek paparazzi. We hear that this