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EQUITY SHOT: DROPBOX IS GOING PUBLIC, AND AARON LEVIE HAS SOME ADVICE

And welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. At long...

The FCC's revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband

THE FCC'S REVAMPED INTERNET SPEED MAP LETS YOU COVET NEARBY EXOTIC BROADBAND

A big part of the FCC's mandate is to ensure broadband is rolled out all over the country, and it issues regular reports along those...

 
 
 
Nope, Android isn't getting a system-wide dark mode

NOPE, ANDROID ISN'T GETTING A SYSTEM-WIDE DARK MODE

According to a number of reports today, the next version of Android would include a “dark mode” - something that's been a long-time...

Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

VEIL IS PRIVATE BROWSING FOR THE ULTRA-PARANOID

If you're worried about someone finding out what you're pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret,...

 
 
 
The intensifying battle for Africa's burgeoning tech landscape

THE INTENSIFYING BATTLE FOR AFRICA'S BURGEONING TECH LANDSCAPE

Long gone are the days when Africa was disparagingly regarded as the White Man's Burden. Today, Africa is the continent with the youngest...

The Dropbox IPO filing is here

THE DROPBOX IPO FILING IS HERE

It's official, the Dropbox IPO filing is here. Going public is a huge milestone for Dropbox and has been one of the most anticipated...

 
 
 
Twitch's first live game show ‘Stream On' debuts March 8

TWITCH'S FIRST LIVE GAME SHOW ‘STREAM ON' DEBUTS MARCH 8

Twitch's new reality show featuring up-and-coming streamers will premiere on March 8, the company announced this morning, along with...

Can Ghostbusters copy Pokémon Go's success with its own AR mobile game?

CAN GHOSTBUSTERS COPY POKÉMON GO'S SUCCESS WITH ITS OWN AR MOBILE GAME?

You'll soon be able to trap Ghostbusters ghosts in augmented reality à la Pokémon Go. A short demo of the game Ghostbusters World was...

 
 
 
Jeremy Fiance, the 26-year-old founder of House Fund, ups his VC ambitions

JEREMY FIANCE, THE 26-YEAR-OLD FOUNDER OF HOUSE FUND, UPS HIS VC AMBITIONS

A little less than two years ago, we reported on Jeremy Fiance, a then 24-year-old recent UC Berkeley graduate who'd just taken the...

Google needs to give the AirPods better competition

GOOGLE NEEDS TO GIVE THE AIRPODS BETTER COMPETITION

In the race for in-ear AI, Apple has the clear advantage despite the fact that their intelligent assistant is one of the dumbest of...

 
 
 
Eden acquires OrgOrg, a social network for office managers

EDEN ACQUIRES ORGORG, A SOCIAL NETWORK FOR OFFICE MANAGERS

Eden, the office management and tech support platform, has today announced the acquisition of OrgOrg, a social network for office managers...

Ledger is working on new native apps for its cryptocurrency hardware wallet

LEDGER IS WORKING ON NEW NATIVE APPS FOR ITS CRYPTOCURRENCY HARDWARE WALLET

French startup Ledger is making some of the most secure cryptocurrency hardware wallets out there. But the company's apps aren't that...

 
 
 
Public media will resurrect Gothamist, LAist and DCist

PUBLIC MEDIA WILL RESURRECT GOTHAMIST, LAIST AND DCIST

Local news sites Gothamist, LAist and DCist are coming back from the dead. Their assets have been acquired by three public radio companies...

Microsoft and Xioami to collaborate on AI, cloud computing and hardware

MICROSOFT AND XIOAMI TO COLLABORATE ON AI, CLOUD COMPUTING AND HARDWARE

After Microsoft signed a deal to test Windows 10 on Xiaomi devices in 2015 and then Xiaomi bought a trove of patents to help run other...

 
 
 
Tesla wants to install chargers at the office

TESLA WANTS TO INSTALL CHARGERS AT THE OFFICE

Tesla expects to sell 100,000 electric vehicles in 2018. But electric vehicles don't make much sense unless chargers are easily accessible...

Archos announces a cryptocurrency hardware wallet

ARCHOS ANNOUNCES A CRYPTOCURRENCY HARDWARE WALLET

Remember Archos? Yes, that Archos, the company that made portable multimedia players with below average touch screen ten years ago....

 
 
 
Google adopts a new approach to bring its AR service to China

GOOGLE ADOPTS A NEW APPROACH TO BRING ITS AR SERVICE TO CHINA

Google has adopted a novel way to circumvent China's internet censorship system, which continues to block its services, after it partnered...

Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens preview

GOOGLE PUBLICLY LAUNCHES ARCORE 1.0 ON 13 PHONES, WILL BEGIN EXPANDING LENS PREVIEW

After playing around in the experimental phase, Google is bringing its ARCore augmented reality platform to its 1.0 release with availability...

 
 
 
Original Content podcast: Netflix's ‘Mute' is a big disappointment

ORIGINAL CONTENT PODCAST: NETFLIX'S ‘MUTE' IS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

Mute is the latest film from Duncan Jones, the director of Moon and Source Code. He's called it his Don Quixote, a passion project...

Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

GOOGLE ASSISTANT IS ADDING ROUTINES AND LOCATION-BASED REMINDERS

Alongside news of Google Assistant's forthcoming multilingual support and the addition of more languages this year, Google also announced...

 
 
 



Apple to store Chinese iCloud accounts and keep cryptography keys in China...

Apple to store Chinese iCloud accounts and keep cryptography keys in China starting February 28th

A local law in China is forcing Apple to host Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a data center inside China starting on February 28th. Besides keeping these accounts... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy S9 event: start time and how to watch it live

Samsung Galaxy S9 event: start time and how to watch it live

Finally, we are here again. It is a big day for all fans of the South Korean giant. The tech giant will be hosting its MWC 2018 press event in a few hours from now, and fans... Read more ...

T-Mobile achieves 1.3Gbps download speeds using License Assisted Access

T-Mobile achieves 1.3Gbps download speeds using License Assisted Access

T-Mobile have achieved another network speed milestone. T-Mobile and Nokia hit download speeds of 1.3Gbps this week using commercial Nokia tech with License Assisted Access... Read more ...

Nintendo Sets Up User Reviews For Games

Nintendo Sets Up User Reviews For Games

User reviews are coming to Nintendo's website, as spotted by Polygon, adding a feature that lets fans talk up games on Nintendo systems. If you have played a Nintendo 3DS or... Read more ...

Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens...

Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens preview

After playing around in the experimental phase, Google is bringing its ARCore augmented reality platform to its 1.0 release with availability on over 100 million Android... Read more ...

Google to add new languages and features to Google Assistant as the virtual...

Google to add new languages and features to Google Assistant as the virtual helper goes global

Google announced today that its digital virtual assistant, Google Assistant, is taking its act on the road. And by on the road, we mean that Google has plans to make Assistant... Read more ...

Dropbox files to go public 10 years after launch

Dropbox files to go public 10 years after launch

A decade after it was founded, Dropbox has filed to go public. The beloved, easy-to-use file syncing service had documents unsealed at the SEC today revealing plans for an... Read more ...

Nintendo Sets Up User Reviews For Games

Nintendo Sets Up User Reviews For Games

User reviews are coming to Nintendo's website, as spotted by Polygon, adding a feature that lets fans talk up games on Nintendo systems. If you have played a Nintendo 3DS or... Read more ...

Facebook removes VR shooting demo from conservative conference

Facebook removes VR shooting demo from conservative conference

This week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Facebook chose to maintain a booth for attendees that includes an Oculus virtual reality demo. Now This writer... Read more ...

Android dark mode isn't happening: Google blames miscommunication

Android dark mode isn't happening: Google blames miscommunication

Google briefly made waves in the Android community today after a post in its forums said that a dark mode would be added to a future Android release. Users have been requesting... Read more ...