This week’s episode of Found features Courtne Smith, founder of NewNew, a social app where people pay to vote on your decisions. The platform takes the concept of social polling to the next level, essentially allowing everyone to monetize their choices by turning them into a kind of social stock market where others can purchase […]
Posted on: 16 May 2021 | 2:36 pm
Voice social network Clubhouse said on Sunday it will expand its Android app worldwide in a week, days after launching a beta version of its service on Google-owned mobile operating system for users in the U.S. The startup — backed by A16z, Tiger Global and DST Global and valued at about $4 billion — said it will […]
Posted on: 16 May 2021 | 12:54 pm
As cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream, the industry’s expanding carbon footprint becomes harder to ignore. The industry needs to address sustainability now or risk hindering innovation.
Posted on: 16 May 2021 | 11:08 am
I feel hungover. No, not in the traditional sense, but in the dizzying way you feel when half of your world is celebrating double vaccinations and no masks, and the other half, across the world, is mourning death and not a shred of light at the end of the tunnel. The privilege of watching this […]
Posted on: 15 May 2021 | 2:00 pm
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices […]
Posted on: 15 May 2021 | 8:15 am
Rocket Lab flew its 20th Electron mission on Saturday morning, but the launch ran into a significant issue just after its second stage engine ignited. The engine appeared to shut down just after the ignition, which is not what it’s supposed to do, and which is likely the result of an automated emergency shutdown process […]
Posted on: 15 May 2021 | 7:51 am
Amazon has long maintained that its video streaming service, Prime Video, helps drive more sales on the shopping app. Now the e-commerce giant is testing what happens when it brings a video streaming service directly to the shopping app. The e-commerce giant, which launched an ad-supported streaming service (IMDb TV) in the U.S. two years […]
Posted on: 15 May 2021 | 6:38 am
Proposed EU regulations could cripple AI development in the EU while China and the U.S. leap forward and lead to complete chaos when regulations in various EU bodies start contradicting.
Posted on: 15 May 2021 | 6:12 am
Solana isn’t widely known yet outside of the crypto community. But insiders think the blockchain platform is interesting for a wide variety of reasons, beginning with its amiable founder, Anatoly Yakovenko, who spent more than a dozen years as an engineer working on wireless protocols at Qualcomm and who says he had a lightbulb moment […]
Posted on: 14 May 2021 | 9:49 pm
In an exclusive TechCrunch exposé, a founder shares the key lessons he learned while steering his startup through YC’s stringent selection process.
Posted on: 14 May 2021 | 6:15 pm
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Posted on: 14 May 2021 | 6:10 pm
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good Easter egg out of Google. Not too long ago it felt like someone would discover a new hidden gag in Google’s products every few weeks. The company cranked them out like it was their job. While we haven’t seen as many new ones pop up lately, […]
Posted on: 14 May 2021 | 5:47 pm
We decided to dig into the company's financials to see just what challenges Bill Staples might face as he moves into the corner office.
Posted on: 14 May 2021 | 5:14 pm