What we learned about Elon Musk’s Mars plan in his Reddit AMA

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” this afternoon. He noted that the AMA should focus on SpaceX’s plans for Mars, which Musk revealed during the Internationa

Meet Yousif Ashoor, the creator of these of amazing automatic sunglasses

If you’re a gamer you’ll recognize the trope: a hero steps into the harsh glare of a desert planet or a blasted cityscape and her sunglasses automatically slide into place over her face. T

Reddit is currently experiencing a major outage

Update: and just like that it’s back. Goodbye productivity, hello r/birdswitharms I’ve gotten so much work done in the past 90 minutes or so that Reddit has been down. Like it’s almo

Bitcoin drops 20% after $70M worth of bitcoin was stolen from Bitfinex exchange

Bitfinex, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges online, has suffered a major hack. The company has posted a note on its website detailing the security breach, and while it doesn't mention a

Gilded as charged

The threat of advertising skulks outside the periphery of every free site or service, but the more terrifying thought is that, to paraphrase "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," the ads are coming fro

Donald Trump addresses NASA and new media in his first Reddit AMA

As promised, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump hit Reddit tonight for a spirited  — though not on the official /IAmA subreddit — AMA. The session was light on policy specifics, but th

Ask Donald Trump anything on Reddit this Wednesday

This Wednesday at 6:30PM ET, log into your Reddit account and ask Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump anything. Anything. Granted, he’s not actually required to answer every question tha

Reddit is still in turmoil

Although Pao was seen as the driving force behind efforts to make Reddit respectable enough to appeal to advertisers, the company continued its clean-up after her departure, making diverse hires and k

Reddit’s native image hosting goes (almost) site-wide

A couple weeks back, Reddit announced that it would be providing its own image hosting solution to a handful of subreddits. The experiment appears to have been a success, because the site announced to

Reddit launches image uploads, ditching alliance with Imgur

Reddit never let you upload images, until now. That could dismantle Reddit’s informal alliance with image-sharing community Imgur . That’s where Redditors would typically post their images

Reddit CTO Marty Weiner on building a home for the Internet’s wildest community

Critical to this major effort is Marty Weiner. Weiner joined the Reddit team this past summer as the company’s first-ever CTO, and he’s spent the past 10 months building out areas for improvement

Reddit’s head of community leaves after nine months

About nine months after taking on the role of head of community management at Reddit, Kristine Fasnacht (u/krispykrackers) has left the company. In a post titled, “Admin released from captivity

Now you can embed Reddit posts on other websites

Reddit posts are going to get the chance to live beyond Reddit itself, thanks to new embedding capabilities. If you’re an online writer or publisher, that means you can start including live Red

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, Tesla revealed its newest model; the HTC Vive VR headset dropped; the internet saw the largest leak of private documents ever; and Facebook's chatbot plans were revealed. Here are the top t

Hands on with Reddit’s new smartphone app

“Finally” is one of those words that gets overused in tech news stories, but I think it’s fair to say that it’s taken a pretty long time for Reddit to release its first offici

Reddit launches its first official apps for iOS and Android

Reddit’s long-awaited native mobile applications – the first-ever to be built by the company in-house – have now launched. Available today for both iOS and Android, the new Reddit a

Reddit introduces user-blocking tool to fight harassment and trolls

Reddit is looking to shape itself a bit more around the needs of the individual user in order to make the community more accepting as a whole. Reddit users will soon be able to block and mute other

UPDATE: Reddit’s firing up a thread on the Panama Papers leak

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story linked to an earlier expose’ conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on offshore companies. The post has been edited. The

Reddit’s missing ‘warrant canary’ suggests classified data requests from feds

Reddit issued its annual transparency report Thursday morning, listing the amount and type of data requested by various authorities. There's plenty of interesting info, but perhaps most interesting is

Reddit Hires Twitter’s Former News Manager As Head Of Journalism And Media

Reddit has hired Mark S. Luckie, the former news manager at Twitter and the person behind Today in Black Twitter, as its first-ever head of journalism and media. Journalists and media organizations
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