‘Cloud kitchens’ is an oxymoron – TechCrunch

‘Cloud kitchens’ is an oxymoron – TechCrunch

The biggest wave in consumer products right now has all the hallmarks of another bubble of misplaced investor expectations…

Zoho launches Catalyst, a new developer platform with a focus on microservices – TechCrunch

Edge computing startup Pensando comes out of stealth mode with a total of $278 million in funding – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Echo gets a decent-sounding refresh – TechCrunch

&Open helps businesses distribute gifts to reward customer loyalty – TechCrunch

A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round – TechCrunch

Amazon migrates more than 100 consumer services from Oracle to AWS databases – TechCrunch

Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers – TechCrunch

Why it might have been time for new leadership at SAP – TechCrunch

EBay, Stripe and Mastercard drop out of Facebook’s Libra Association – TechCrunch

Alexa now speaks Spanish, including in multi-lingual mode – TechCrunch

SAP’s Bill McDermott on stepping down as CEO – TechCrunch

To beat Amazon Go, Standard Cognition buys cashierless DeepMagic – TechCrunch

Flaw in Cyberoam firewalls exposed corporate networks to hackers – TechCrunch

YouTube TV is now available on Fire TV devices – TechCrunch

Amazon Music arrives on Apple TV – TechCrunch

Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations – TechCrunch

Clari snags $60M Series D on valuation of around $500M – TechCrunch

Okta wants to make every user a security ally – TechCrunch

Suse’s OpenStack Cloud dissipates – TechCrunch

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Foursquare CEO calls on Congress to regulate the location data industry – TechCrunch

Foursquare CEO calls on Congress to regulate the location data industry – TechCrunch

The chief executive of Foursquare, one of the largest location data platforms on the internet, is calling on lawmakers…

Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules – TechCrunch

Beats brings noise-canceling to its on-ear Solo headphones – TechCrunch

Samsung opens Android 10 One UI beta ahead of final launch – TechCrunch

Apple caves to China’s App Store demands, Q3 trend outlook, more – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold concierge service is live in the US for those who need it – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a solid smartwatch for Android users – TechCrunch

Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition – TechCrunch

Apple creates its own TV studio, will produce WWII drama ‘Masters of Air’ – TechCrunch

Twitter comes back to the Mac – TechCrunch

Trump gets on Twitch – TechCrunch

Apple Arcade’s black box – TechCrunch

Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta – TechCrunch

Apple pulls HKmap from App Store, the day after Chinese state media criticized its “unwise and reckless decision” to approve it – TechCrunch

China attacks Apple for allowing Hong Kong crowdsourced police activity app – TechCrunch

Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads – TechCrunch

Apple releases latest MacOS update – TechCrunch

Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust – TechCrunch

Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing – TechCrunch

Via is launching an on-demand public transit network in the city of Cupertino – TechCrunch

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Volvo unveils its first electric car, the XC40 Recharge

Volvo unveils its first electric car, the XC40 Recharge

Volvo Cars introduced Wednesday the XC40 Recharge, its first electric car under a new EV-focused brand that kicks off…

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

The second round of October patches arrives — with a few twists and a new nag

Google Nest Mini hands-on – TechCrunch

9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

Up close with Google’s budget Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go – TechCrunch

Annie Leibovitz used the Pixel 4 to shoot a new collection of photos – TechCrunch

Here’s everything Google just announced at the Made By Google 2019 event – TechCrunch

Google teases fully wireless Pixel Buds, arriving Spring 2020 – TechCrunch

Google’s Pixel 4 is official – TechCrunch

Google Home Mini is now Nest Mini – TechCrunch

Google’s cloud gaming service Stadia will launch on November 19th – TechCrunch

Windows 10: It’s complicated | Computerworld

Google updates its Titan security keys with USB-C – TechCrunch

You probably won’t be buying a Mac Pro this year

Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

Google’s Pixel 4 briefly went up for preorder on Best Buy Canada – TechCrunch

Patch Tuesday problems persist: Start stops, Edge crumbles, Outlook and VMware shake

Google’s Pixel 4 launches next week, here’s what we expect – TechCrunch

Rahko raises £1.3M seed from Balderton for quantum machine learning tech – TechCrunch

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Sentons launches SurfaceWave, a processor and tech to create software-defined surfaces that supercharge touch and gesture – TechCrunch

Sentons launches SurfaceWave, a processor and tech to create software-defined surfaces that supercharge touch and gesture – TechCrunch

As handset makers continue to work on ways of making smartphones more streamlined and sleek, while at the same time introducing new features that will get people buying more devices, a startup that is pioneering…

Pendo scores $100M Series E investment on $1 billion valuation – TechCrunch

Pendo scores $100M Series E investment on $1 billion valuation – TechCrunch

Pendo, the late stage startup that helps companies understand how customers are interacting with their apps, announced a $100 million Series E investment today on a valuation of $1 billion. The round was led by…

Labor leaders and startup founders talk how to build a sustainable gig economy – TechCrunch

Labor leaders and startup founders talk how to build a sustainable gig economy – TechCrunch

Over the past few years, gig economy companies and the treatment of their labor force has become a hot button issue for public and private sector debate. At our recent annual Disrupt event in San…

Mobile

Hands-on with the new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

Hands-on with the new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

After the onstage presentation at Made by Google 2019, we got our hands on a Pixel 4. In this video,…

Up close with Google’s new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

Up close with Google’s new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

This is the Pixel 4, the handset that literally everyone saw coming. Even by Google’s standards, the handset leaked like…

Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing

Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing

Here’s a collection of information to help IT leaders and professionals learn more about edge computing and use cases for…

Germany says it won’t ban Huawei or any 5G supplier up front – TechCrunch

Germany says it won’t ban Huawei or any 5G supplier up front – TechCrunch

Germany is resisting US pressure to shut out Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G networks — saying it will not…

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning – TechCrunch

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning – TechCrunch

Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has built a mobile app that helps you log everything you eat in order to…

Life with the Samsung Galaxy Fold – TechCrunch

Life with the Samsung Galaxy Fold – TechCrunch

Avoid pressing hard on the screen. Tap lightly to keep it safe. Your Galaxy Fold isn’t water or dust resistant.…

Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised – TechCrunch

Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised – TechCrunch

Accessory maker Nomad already offers a couple of excellent wireless chargers that work great with Apple and other Qi-compatible devices,…

Apester unveils a new Story Strip format for online publishers – TechCrunch

Apester unveils a new Story Strip format for online publishers – TechCrunch

Apester, which helps digital publishers add interactivity to their content, is rolling out a new format called the Story Strip.…

IAC outlines its plans for a Match Group spinoff – TechCrunch

IAC outlines its plans for a Match Group spinoff – TechCrunch

Digital media holding company IAC has taken the next step toward spinning off Match Group, with a proposal outlining what…

Apple pulls Hong Kong app – TechCrunch

Apple pulls Hong Kong app – TechCrunch

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

Google takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation – TechCrunch

Google takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation – TechCrunch

AMP, Google’s somewhat controversial project for speeding up the mobile web, has always been open-source, but it also always felt…

Get ready to see more looping videos on Spotify, as Canvas launches into beta – TechCrunch

Get ready to see more looping videos on Spotify, as Canvas launches into beta – TechCrunch

Spotify is opening up its Canvas feature to more artists, the company announced this morning, which means you’ll see a…

App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3 – TechCrunch

App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3 – TechCrunch

Global app revenue continues to climb, thanks to the growth in mobile gaming and the subscription economy. In the third…

China pressures Apple – TechCrunch

China pressures Apple – TechCrunch

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

European risk report flags 5G security challenges – TechCrunch

European risk report flags 5G security challenges – TechCrunch

European Union Member States have published a joint risk assessment report into 5G technology which highlights increased security risks that…

What the hell is up with this Essential device? – TechCrunch

What the hell is up with this Essential device? – TechCrunch

Essential CEO Andy Rubin has been pretty silent over the past year for, well, lots of reasons — both business…

Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks – TechCrunch

Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks – TechCrunch

Instagram has finally turned Throwback Thursday into an official feature. It’s part of the new Instagram “Create” mode that launches…

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls – TechCrunch

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls – TechCrunch

Microsoft is following Apple and Google’s lead with today’s launch of per-app and per-game time limits in its parental control…

Robinhood revives checking with new debit card & 2% interest – TechCrunch

Robinhood revives checking with new debit card & 2% interest – TechCrunch

This time it actually has insurance. Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is launching Cash Management, a new feature that earns…

Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit – TechCrunch

Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit – TechCrunch

Last week, former Tinder CEO Greg Blatt filed a defamation lawsuit against Sean Rad and Rosette Pambakian, who are part…

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Arm brings custom instructions to its embedded CPUs – TechCrunch

Arm brings custom instructions to its embedded CPUs – TechCrunch

At its annual TechCon event in San Jose, Arm today announced Custom Instructions, a new feature of its Armv8-M architecture…

Over 30 civil rights groups demand an end to Amazon Ring’s police partnerships – TechCrunch

Over 30 civil rights groups demand an end to Amazon Ring’s police partnerships – TechCrunch

Over 30 civil rights organizations have penned an open letter that calls on government officials to investigate Amazon Ring’s business…

Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track, and predict their networks’ behavior – TechCrunch

Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track, and predict their networks’ behavior – TechCrunch

Security breaches and other activity that causes network surges and outages are all on the rise in the enterprise, and…

Amazon introduces a Kindle for kids – TechCrunch

Amazon introduces a Kindle for kids – TechCrunch

While it’s true that many parents are doing their best to reduce screen time as much as possible, there’s something…

83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel – TechCrunch

83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel – TechCrunch

83North has closed its fifth fund, completing an oversubscribed $300 million raise and bringing its total capital under management to…

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CBS News is bringing a 60 Minutes-inspired news show to streaming service Quibi – TechCrunch

CBS News is bringing a 60 Minutes-inspired news show to streaming service Quibi – TechCrunch

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi, due to launch in April, has partnered with CBS News to…

Spotify gains Siri support on iOS 13, arrives on Apple TV – TechCrunch

HTC stopped innovating on smartphones, new CEO admits – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg says Facebook will sue to stop EU’s global content takedowns – TechCrunch

Stock trading app Robinhood revamps its newsfeed with The Wall Street Journal and ad-free videos – TechCrunch

Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock

Rune raises $2M to help you find new friends in mobile games, starting with Brawl Stars – TechCrunch

Lookout, Robinhood. E*Trade, Schwab, Ameritrade go zero-fee – TechCrunch

YouTube Music is launching three personalized playlists – TechCrunch

Apple launches Deep Fusion feature in beta on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro – TechCrunch

Knowable launches its ‘not a podcast’ $100 audio classes – TechCrunch

Pandora puts its personalization powers to work in a revamped app – TechCrunch

IT Careers: 12 Job Skills in Demand for 2020

Spotify now lets you add podcasts to playlists – TechCrunch

HTC’s new CEO Yves Maitre is coming to Disrupt San Francisco – TechCrunch

Facebook tries hiding Like counts to fight envy – TechCrunch

App Annie acquires analytics firm Libring, bringing ad tech-related insights to its platform – TechCrunch

OnePlus 7T arrives with Android 10 in October for $599 – TechCrunch

Verizon lights up 5G in (parts of) NYC – TechCrunch

Facebook secures exclusive digital rights for ICC cricket events – TechCrunch

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As Sinai Ventures returns first fund, partner Jordan Fudge talks new LA focus – TechCrunch

As Sinai Ventures returns first fund, partner Jordan Fudge talks new LA focus – TechCrunch

At age 27, Jordan Fudge is quietly making a splash in the VC world. Fudge is…

Snap CEO isn’t expecting much from Facebook antitrust investigations – TechCrunch

Google-backed Dunzo raises $45M to expand its hyperlocal delivery startup in India – TechCrunch

Harness launches Continuous Insights to measure software team performance – TechCrunch

India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets – TechCrunch

Render challenges the cloud’s biggest vendors with cheaper, managed infrastructure – TechCrunch

Facebook leads in news consumption among social feeds, but most don’t trust it, says Pew – TechCrunch

Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform – TechCrunch

A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M superset – TechCrunch

Honeycomb.io raises $11.4M to help developers observe and debug their apps – TechCrunch

Salesforce is building an office tower in Sydney, pledging 1000 new jobs in next five years – TechCrunch

Jobpal pockets $2.7M for its enterprise recruitment chatbot – TechCrunch

AWS IQ matches AWS customers with certified service providers – TechCrunch

Facebook faces VR challenges – TechCrunch

To curb lobbying power, Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment – TechCrunch

GoodRx is coming for subscription prescription services with the launch of GoodRx Care – TechCrunch

MediaRadar’s new product helps event organizers maximize sales – TechCrunch

Amazon announces new Alexa devices – TechCrunch

Amazon makes it easier for smart home devices to alert customers to low supply levels – TechCrunch

Battlefield vets StrongSalt (formerly OverNest) announces $3M seed round – TechCrunch

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Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store – TechCrunch

In what will hopefully turn out to be just a mistake, the Amazon Prime Video app…

Samsung pulls the plug on Chinese smartphone production – TechCrunch

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh’, won the local video streaming market with just $10M – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s new wireless earbuds work with Office — no, seriously – TechCrunch

Microsoft just announced a dual-screen Surface phone – TechCrunch

Here’s everything Microsoft announced at today’s Surface event – TechCrunch

Microsoft teases Neo dual-screen Surface, set to debut holiday 2020 – TechCrunch

Microsoft introduces Windows 10X for dual-screen devices – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches the ARM-based Surface Pro X – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s latest Surface Laptop arrives in 13- and 15-inch models – TechCrunch

Twitter and TweetDeck are experiencing partial outages – TechCrunch

Here’s what Microsoft will probably announce at tomorrow’s Surface event – TechCrunch

Coding training and outsourcing service Catalyte launches a toolkit for corporate ‘up-skilling’ – TechCrunch

Defining micromobility and where it’s going with business and mobility analyst Horace Dediu – TechCrunch

Twitter launches its anti-abuse filter for Direct Messages – TechCrunch

Microsoft OneDrive Personal Vault rolls out worldwide, launches expandable storage – TechCrunch

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles – TechCrunch

Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion lists in Chinese IPO – TechCrunch

The Galaxy Fold is now available for purchase in the US – TechCrunch

My Galaxy Fold display is damaged after a day – TechCrunch

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Patch Tuesday preliminary report: Looks like the fourth time’s a charm

Patch Tuesday preliminary report: Looks like the fourth time’s a charm

All we had to do was wait.  If you recall, on Sept. 23 Microsoft posted manual…

Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP – TechCrunch

Opera jumps on tracking blocker bandwagon

Google’s Grasshopper coding class for beginners comes to the desktop – TechCrunch

9 critical questions about Microsoft’s first Android phone

Opera’s desktop browser gets built-in tracking protection – TechCrunch

The NBA should learn from Google China – TechCrunch

Waymo is creating 3D maps of Los Angeles to better understand traffic congestion – TechCrunch

Apple ships macOS Catalina; here’s what you get

Apple ships macOS Catalina and here’s what you get

As Patch Tuesday approaches, turn off Automatic Update temporarily and — especially — disengage IE

Microsoft’s plan to ignore Windows 10 1809 worked

Microsoft crowdsourced QA, and look what we got

How you shouldn’t handle your data breach – TechCrunch

Microsoft releases even more patches for the CVE-2019-1367 IE zero-day, and the bugs are having a field day

Google launches leaked-password checker, will bake it into Chrome in December

Kitty Hawk reveals its secret project, Heaviside – TechCrunch

It’s time to rethink the Chrome OS upgrade standard

Redesigned Google Shopping goes live, with price tracking, Google Lens for outfits and more – TechCrunch

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 continues to cannibalize Windows 7