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SNAP'S EXEC TEAM CONTINUES TO SHRINK AS MORE REPORTS OF INTERNAL DRAMA SURFACE

Days after Snap announced the departure of its CFO , reports have emerged that the company's HR chief was asked to leave following...

FACEBOOK FEARS NO FTC FINE

Reports emerged today that the FTC is considering a fine against Facebook that would be the largest ever from the agency. Even if it...

 
 
 
Free to play games rule the entertainment world with $88 billion in revenue

FREE TO PLAY GAMES RULE THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD WITH $88 BILLION IN REVENUE

They may be free, but they sure pay. Games with no upfront cost but a plethora of other ways to make money generated a mind-blowing...

Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing with a grain of salt

CURIOUS 23ANDME TWIN RESULTS SHOW WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE DNA TESTING WITH A GRAIN OF SALT

If you've ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for whatever unexpected insights the current...

 
 
 

FANDUEL COFOUNDER TOM GRIFFITHS JUST CLOSED A SEED ROUND FOR HIS DECIDEDLY NONCONTROVERSIAL NEW STARTUP, HONE

Tom Griffiths has founded four companies, two of which “weren't much to write home about,” he jokes. The third captured the world's...

Wine-by-the-glass subscription service Vinebox raises $5.9 million

WINE-BY-THE-GLASS SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE VINEBOX RAISES $5.9 MILLION

One SF startup wants you to get home from a day at work and polish off a bottle of wine by yourself. Vinebox isn't really trying to...

 
 
 

SALESFORCE IS BUILDING NEW TOWER IN DUBLIN AND ADDING HUNDREDS OF JOBS

Salesforce put the finishing touches on a tower in San Francisco last year. In October, it announced Salesforce Tower in Atlanta and...

SONY VENTURE ARM INVESTS IN GEOCODING STARTUP WHAT3WORDS

Sony's venture capital arm has invested in what3words, the startup that has divided the entire world into 57 trillion 3-by-3 meter...

 
 
 

ALPHABET'S VERILY SCORES FDA CLEARANCE FOR ITS ECG MONITOR

Big week for Google wearable news - which, honestly, I not a phrase I expected to write in 2019. But a day after the company announced...

CORRUPTION AT DJI MAY COST THE COMPANY $150 MILLION

DJI, the world's leading maker of consumer drones, said today that extensive corruption discovered within the company could lead to...

 
 
 
Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub

FACEBOOK IS SECRETLY BUILDING LOL, A CRINGEY TEEN MEME HUB

How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing...

RESERVE YOUR DEMO TABLE TODAY FOR THE TECHCRUNCH WINTER PARTY AT GALVANIZE

There are just three short weeks until Silicon Valley's startup community takes a night off to relax, connect and get down at the 2nd...

 
 
 

VETERAN GOOGLER HEADS TO LYFT TO LEAD 1,000-PLUS PERSON ENGINEERING TEAM

Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company...

BACKING CULTURE GENESIS, T.I. LAUNCHES TECH CYPHA, AN INVESTMENT SYNDICATE FOR TECH DEALS

With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis , Clifford Harris Jr., who's better known...

 
 
 
Daily Crunch: Tesla cuts its workforce

DAILY CRUNCH: TESLA CUTS ITS WORKFORCE

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you'd like to get this delivered to your inbox...

GOOGLE STARTS PULLING UNVETTED ANDROID APPS THAT ACCESS CALL LOGS AND SMS MESSAGES

Google is removing apps from Google Play that request permission to access call logs and SMS text message data but haven't been manually...

 
 
 

SLING TV ADDS PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS, LAUNCHING FIRST ON APPLE TV

Sling TV , Dish's live TV streaming service, will now make personalized suggestions of what to watch. The company this week introduced...

SaaS stocks are coming back to life

SAAS STOCKS ARE COMING BACK TO LIFE

Nasdaq's BVP Emerging Cloud Index measures the performance of a portfolio of 45 SaaS stocks. Like much of the tech world, and the stock...

 
 
 

MICROSOFT IS CALLING AN AUDIBLE ON SMART SPEAKERS

The Harman Kardon Invoke was fine. But let's be real - the first Cortana smart speaker was dead on arrival. Microsoft's smart assistant...

IS YOUR TIME WORTH MORE THAN $0.30 AN HOUR?

Most of us believe our time is extremely valuable, certainly worth more than thirty cents. But then you read about human decision-making,...

 
 
 



Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10+ shown off in press render side by side

Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10+ shown off in press render side by side

Samsung is gearing up for its “Unpacked” event, this year scheduled to take place on February 20. Although we're still one month away from the Galaxy S10's big reveal, the... Read more ...

Deal: Save up to $100 on Apple Watch Series 3 at Best Buy

Deal: Save up to $100 on Apple Watch Series 3 at Best Buy

Best Buy's new Apple shopping event launched early today is bringing decent discounts on all the new iPhone models. On top of that, customers looking for a smartwatch to go... Read more ...

Sonos Super Bowl savings: save up to $200 on Sonos home theater speakers

Sonos Super Bowl savings: save up to $200 on Sonos home theater speakers

The Super Bowl is now just a couple weeks away, and that means it's a great time to find excellent deals on TVs and home theater accessories. Starting today, Sonos is offering... Read more ...

Upgrade your home audio with up to $100 off popular Sonos soundbars

Upgrade your home audio with up to $100 off popular Sonos soundbars

Level up your sound at a discount. You can upgrade your TV sound system with $50 off the Sonos Beam soundbar at Amazon, bringing the price down to $349. Today's discount... Read more ...

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review - A Worthy Throwback

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review - A Worthy Throwback

Publisher: Bandai Namco Developer: Project Aces Release: January 18, 2019 Rating: Teen Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Also on: Xbox One Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is an... Read more ...

Here's another teaser for Vivo's ‘Waterdrop' Apex 2019

Here's another teaser for Vivo's ‘Waterdrop' Apex 2019

Vivo has yet again teased its upcoming ‘ Waterdrop ‘ Apex 2019 smartphone. This handset will compete against the innovative Vivo Apex FullView that the company revealed at... Read more ...

WhatsApp to bring stickers integration to Gboard keyboard app for Android

WhatsApp to bring stickers integration to Gboard keyboard app for Android

WhatsApp continues to test new features for its mobile apps and while some never get the green light, many made it to Android and iOS users a few months after they've been... Read more ...

LG G7 ThinQ begins receiving Android Pie update, timing for other devices...

LG G7 ThinQ begins receiving Android Pie update, timing for other devices also revealed

Another flagship smartphone has begun getting its update to Android Pie . The LG G7 ThinQ is now getting updated to Android 9.0 Pie. The update is currently rolling out in... Read more ...

Samsung uses 10YearChallenge to tease its foldable smartphone

Samsung uses 10YearChallenge to tease its foldable smartphone

Samsung recently began putting up billboards teasing that its foldable smartphone will be shown on February 20 , and today the company shared another teaser for the upcoming... Read more ...

Fantasy Mosaics 26: Fairytale Garden

Fantasy Mosaics 26: Fairytale Garden

Fantasy Mosaics 26: Fairytale Garden by Match Gems Follow the penguins on their latest journey through logic puzzles and fairy tales! Puzzle Casual Read more ...