Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service – TechCrunch

Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service – TechCrunch

As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it’s putting the pieces in place to help…

Facebook will let users disable storage of Portal voice snippets – TechCrunch

Vianai emerges with $50M seed and a mission to simplify machine learning tech – TechCrunch

The emergence of super apps in Latin America – TechCrunch

Amazon’s “climate pledge” commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030 – TechCrunch

Amazon is bringing a cash-based checkout option, Amazon PayCode, to the US – TechCrunch

Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040 – TechCrunch

Quilt Data launches from stealth with free portal to access petabytes of public data – TechCrunch

Hands on with Facebook’s Portal TV

Tableau update uses AI to increase speed to insight – TechCrunch

Salesforce brings AI power to its search tool – TechCrunch

Salesforce is building an app to gauge a company’s sustainability progress – TechCrunch

IEX’s Katsuyama is no flash in the pan – TechCrunch

Amazon launches Amazon Music HD with lossless audio streaming – TechCrunch

What startup CSOs can learn from three enterprise security experts – TechCrunch

Salesforce launches vertical clouds – TechCrunch

FOSSA scores $8.5 million Series A to help enterprise manage open source licenses – TechCrunch

Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs – TechCrunch

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Amazon tests a one-tap review system for product feedback – TechCrunch

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iOS 13 pushes the envelope across the board – TechCrunch

iOS 13 pushes the envelope across the board – TechCrunch

Apple released iOS 13, the new major version of iOS. This isn’t a groundbreaking release that is going to…

iOS 13 is now available to download – TechCrunch

Afore Capital raises second pre-seed venture capital fund – TechCrunch

Apple Watch Series 5 review – TechCrunch

Natural lighting is the key to Apple’s remodeled Fifth Ave. store – TechCrunch

The Sony RX100 VII is the best compact camera you can buy – TechCrunch

Apple awards another $250 million to precision glass maker Corning – TechCrunch

Apple Arcade is now available for some iOS 13 beta users – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 combines creative flexibility with great design – TechCrunch

Apple games the system – TechCrunch

Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple’s board of directors – TechCrunch

Apple introduces a ‘grace period’ for lapsed App Store subscriptions – TechCrunch

This game uses troll tactics to teach critical thinking – TechCrunch

Walgreens joins Apple Card’s rewards program to offer 3% Daily Cash on purchases – TechCrunch

Apple TV+ will cost $5.99 in Canada, £4.99 in the UK and INR 99 in India – TechCrunch

Tech startups want to destigmatize sex – TechCrunch

Apple’s HomePod set to gain some long overdue functionality this fall – TechCrunch

The weird things after closing a venture round, iPhone 11, AI ad errors, and Cloud Foundry – TechCrunch

AirDrop gets an upgrade in iPhone 11 – TechCrunch

What the iPhone 11 says about Apple’s present — and future – TechCrunch

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Google chases businesses to maintain its payments lead in India – TechCrunch

Google chases businesses to maintain its payments lead in India – TechCrunch

Google said today it is bringing its mobile payments app — Google Pay — to businesses in India as…

YouTube overhauls its problematic verification program – TechCrunch

Wing will test drone delivery in the US with Walgreens and FedEx – TechCrunch

The two fatal flaws with Android 10’s gestures

Google completes controversial takeover of DeepMind Health – TechCrunch

Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist

Private search engine Qwant’s new CEO is Mozilla Europe veteran Tristan Nitot – TechCrunch

How to profit from valuable peer referrals hiding in Slack – TechCrunch

Google’s parental control software Family Link gains much-needed features – TechCrunch

The founders of Robin Healthcare think doctors need smart assistants too – TechCrunch

Mozilla steps on the gas, cuts time between Firefox upgrades in half

The portrait of an avatar as a young artist – TechCrunch

Mozilla first reveals, then conceals, paid support plan for Firefox

Google starts highlighting key moments from videos in Search – TechCrunch

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android 10’s gestures

Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux

What’s in the latest Chrome update? No EVs, that’s what

How to get people to open your emails – TechCrunch

How to work with top influencers and avoid ad blockers – TechCrunch

YouTube Music cracks down on rampant chart manipulation with new pay-for-play ban – TechCrunch

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Take cover, it’s a drone with a nail gun! – TechCrunch

Take cover, it’s a drone with a nail gun! – TechCrunch

The FAA has warned against equipping your drone with weapons such as flamethrowers and handguns. But can a nail gun really be considered a weapon — that is, outside of Quake? Let’s hope not, because…

Facebook has suspended ‘tens of thousands’ of apps suspected of hoarding data – TechCrunch

Facebook has suspended ‘tens of thousands’ of apps suspected of hoarding data – TechCrunch

Facebook has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps connected to its platform which it suspects may be collecting large amounts of user profile data. That’s a sharp rise from the 400 apps flagged a year…

Fujifilm’s upcoming X-Pro3 camera has a unique design sure to appeal to film photographers – TechCrunch

Fujifilm’s upcoming X-Pro3 camera has a unique design sure to appeal to film photographers – TechCrunch

Fujifilm is teasing its forthcoming X-Pro3, the successor to its popular digital rangefinder mirrorless camera, ahead of its official full introduction on October 23. During its X Summit event going on today, the company showed…

Mobile

Facebook expands its playable and AR ad formats – TechCrunch

Facebook expands its playable and AR ad formats – TechCrunch

Ahead of Advertising Week, Facebook is the announcing the expansion of three interactive ad formats. First, it says that poll…

North now offers Focals smart glasses fittings and purchases via app – TechCrunch

North now offers Focals smart glasses fittings and purchases via app – TechCrunch

North’s Focals smart glasses are the first in the category to even approach mainstream appeal, but to date, the only…

Podcast app Pocket Casts is now available for free, with an optional $0.99 subscription – TechCrunch

Podcast app Pocket Casts is now available for free, with an optional $0.99 subscription – TechCrunch

Anyone who wants to download the podcast app Pocket Casts can now do so for free. Previously, you had to…

DxOMark’s night and wide-angle camera tests push today’s smartphones to their limits – TechCrunch

DxOMark’s night and wide-angle camera tests push today’s smartphones to their limits – TechCrunch

Sure, you could take Apple’s word for it that the new iPhone’s cameras are amazing — or you could let…

Amazon’s Alexa now speaks Hindi – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Alexa now speaks Hindi – TechCrunch

Only about 10% of India’s 1.3 billion people know English. Yet, that is the only language Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa…

The iPhone 11 goes to Disneyland – TechCrunch

The iPhone 11 goes to Disneyland – TechCrunch

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

Google Fi gets an unlimited plan – TechCrunch

Google Fi gets an unlimited plan – TechCrunch

For the longest time, Google Fi didn’t play the unlimited calls, text and data game and instead focused on offering…

I hope Apple Arcade makes room for weird cool shit – TechCrunch

I hope Apple Arcade makes room for weird cool shit – TechCrunch

Apple Arcade seems purpose built to make room in the market for beautiful, sad, weird, moving, slow, clever and heartfelt.…

How to Create a Performance-Focused Culture

How to Create a Performance-Focused Culture

Instilling a culture of performance is really all about serving your customers. In most cases, what they want is speed…

Google Photos adds a time-traveling version of Stories, plus more sharing and printing options – TechCrunch

Google Photos adds a time-traveling version of Stories, plus more sharing and printing options – TechCrunch

Google Photos is getting its own version of Stories. But instead of focusing on what you’re doing now, as Stories…

Yelp adds predictive wait times and a new way for restaurants to share updates – TechCrunch

Yelp adds predictive wait times and a new way for restaurants to share updates – TechCrunch

With a new feature called Yelp Connect, Yelp is allowing users to go beyond customer reviews and see “what the…

Zyl raises $1.1 million to resurface old memories from your photos – TechCrunch

Zyl raises $1.1 million to resurface old memories from your photos – TechCrunch

French startup Zyl has raised $1 million (€1 million) in a round led by OneRagtime. The company has developed an…

Apple hid a secret message in its latest YouTube video – TechCrunch

Apple hid a secret message in its latest YouTube video – TechCrunch

Shortly after Apple’s iPhone 11 event yesterday, the company posted a drastically condensed “supercut” of everything they announced. Taking the…

Apple unveils new iPhones – TechCrunch

Apple unveils new iPhones – TechCrunch

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iFixit gives Fairphone 3 a perfect 10 for repairability – TechCrunch

iFixit gives Fairphone 3 a perfect 10 for repairability – TechCrunch

Here’s something the hermetically sealed iPhone can’t do: Score a perfect 10 for repairability. Smartphone startup and social enterprise Fairphone’s…

Apple debuts the triple-camera iPhone 11 Pro – TechCrunch

Apple debuts the triple-camera iPhone 11 Pro – TechCrunch

Apple’s triple-camera iPhone is real and it’s the first phone the company has dubbed “Pro.” The iPhone 11 Pro comes…

Razer made a case for cooling iPhones while gaming – TechCrunch

Razer made a case for cooling iPhones while gaming – TechCrunch

Razer’s efforts to build a game-centric smartphone haven’t exactly caught the world on fire just yet. Still, mobile gaming is…

iPhone 11 Pro hands-on – TechCrunch

iPhone 11 Pro hands-on – TechCrunch

More than any other iPhone event in recent memory, today’s big launch was content-first. Apple began the show with several…

Here’s everything Apple announced today at the iPhone 11 event – TechCrunch

Here’s everything Apple announced today at the iPhone 11 event – TechCrunch

  Like clockwork, Apple has used its annual September event to announce a new generation of iPhones. But they also…

iOS 13 will be available on September 19 – TechCrunch

iOS 13 will be available on September 19 – TechCrunch

Apple announced in a press release that iOS 13 will be available on September 19. Even if you don’t plan…

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The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new Z15 – TechCrunch

The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new Z15 – TechCrunch

It’s easy to think about mainframes as some technology dinosaur, but the fact is these machines remain a key component…

SmartDrive snaps up $90M for in-truck video telematics solutions for safety and fuel efficiency – TechCrunch

SmartDrive snaps up $90M for in-truck video telematics solutions for safety and fuel efficiency – TechCrunch

Trucks and other large commercial vehicles and the biggest whales on the road today — are they also, by virtue…

Kubernetes co-founder Craig McLuckie is as tired of talking about Kubernetes as you are – TechCrunch

Kubernetes co-founder Craig McLuckie is as tired of talking about Kubernetes as you are – TechCrunch

“I’m so tired of talking about Kubernetes . I want to talk about something else,” joked Kubernetes co-founder and VP…

Web feature developers told to dial up attention on privacy and security – TechCrunch

Web feature developers told to dial up attention on privacy and security – TechCrunch

Web feature developers are being warned to step up attention to privacy and security as they design contributions. Writing in…

ScyllaDB takes on Amazon with new DynamoDB migration tool – TechCrunch

ScyllaDB takes on Amazon with new DynamoDB migration tool – TechCrunch

There are a lot of open source databases out there, and ScyllaDB, a NoSQL variety, is looking to differentiate itself…

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Apple introduces the A13 Bionic for the iPhone 11 – TechCrunch

Apple introduces the A13 Bionic for the iPhone 11 – TechCrunch

Apple is announcing new iPhone models today. The iPhone 11 uses an Apple A13 Bionic system-on-a-chip.…

InMobi’s Glance raises $45M to expand outside of India – TechCrunch

Watch Apple unveil the new iPhone live right here – TechCrunch

Microsoft debuts a new version of its To Do app as Wunderlist founder expresses remorse – TechCrunch

The Vivaldi browser lands on Android – TechCrunch

Fairphone 3 is a normal smartphone with ethical shine – TechCrunch

After announcing Galaxy Fold release date, Samsung cancels older preorders – TechCrunch

Apple could add in-screen fingerprint reader to 2020 iPhone – TechCrunch

TCL adopts Tempow’s multi-device bluetooth streaming tech – TechCrunch

8-month-old startup FPL Technologies raises $4.5M to improve credit card experience in India – TechCrunch

‘Mental fitness’ startup Elevate Labs launches a personalized meditation app called Balance – TechCrunch

Cowboy recruits Sunrise co-founder Jeremy Le Van as VP of Product – TechCrunch

Spotify expands its new Premium Duo plan to Latin America – TechCrunch

Light’s new minimalist phone is available now for $350 – TechCrunch

Depop CEO Maria Raga tells us everything about social e-commerce at Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

Google releases Android 10 – TechCrunch

India’s mobile payments firm MobiKwik reaches rare key profit milestone – TechCrunch

What you missed in cybersecurity this week – TechCrunch

Apple still has work to do on privacy – TechCrunch

Skype upgrades its messaging feature with drafts, bookmarks and more – TechCrunch

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Payments giant Stripe debuts a credit card in its latest step into the financing fray – TechCrunch

Payments giant Stripe debuts a credit card in its latest step into the financing fray – TechCrunch

Last week, when the popular payments startup Stripe made some waves with its first move into…

New investment firm wants to change the way we fund early stage companies — from New Hampshire – TechCrunch

Shopify buys warehouse automation tech developer 6 River Systems for $450 million – TechCrunch

Spendesk raises $38.4 million for its corporate card and expense service – TechCrunch

DHL expands Africa eShop online retail app to 34 countries – TechCrunch

Amazon’s ‘Carnival Row’ mixes fairies, politics and murder – TechCrunch

U.S. Senator demands answers from Amazon Ring over its police partnerships – TechCrunch

Newly renamed Superside raises $3.5M for its outsourced design platform – TechCrunch

Battlefield winner Forethought adds tool to automate support ticket routing – TechCrunch

Facebook Dating comes to the U.S. – TechCrunch

Enterprise live stream right here – TechCrunch

Facebook’s lead EU regulator is asking questions about its latest security fail – TechCrunch

Palo Alto Networks intends to acquire Zingbox for $75M – TechCrunch

Why Walmart’s Flipkart is betting heavily on Hindi – TechCrunch

Amazon unveils a new Fire TV Cube, soundbar, and over a dozen Fire TV Edition products – TechCrunch

Light Phone’s founders discuss life beyond the smartphone – TechCrunch

Pandora now lets you share music and podcasts to your Instagram Stories – TechCrunch

Facebook might remove Like counts – TechCrunch

Kabbage acquires Radius Intelligence, the marketing tech firm with a database of 20M small businesses – TechCrunch

Peloton’s 29 secret weapons – TechCrunch

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Apple is releasing macOS Catalina in October – TechCrunch

Apple is releasing macOS Catalina in October – TechCrunch

After a summer of beta test, Apple is about to release the next major version of…

Watch the first trailer for ‘See’, Apple’s post-apocalyptic show starring Jason Momoa – TechCrunch

This is the iPhone 11 – TechCrunch

Apple debuts slightly bigger entry-level iPad – TechCrunch

HashiCorp announces fully managed service mesh on Azure – TechCrunch

Live from Apple’s iPhone 11 event – TechCrunch

Apple tweaks its App Store algorithm as antitrust investigations loom – TechCrunch

Good Capital launches to close the funding gap for early-stage Indian startups – TechCrunch

Apple Music comes to the web – TechCrunch

Apple Music launches a public beta on the web – TechCrunch

What to expect from Apple’s September 10 iPhone event – TechCrunch

‘Filmmaker Mode’ will automatically turn off all the dumb motion smoothing and noise reduction on new TVs – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold arrives in Korea September 6, US in ‘coming weeks’ – TechCrunch

Top EC articles in August, Apple privacy woes, autonomous delivery robotics Starship, and Zhihu – TechCrunch

Apple patents Watch band that could ID you from your wrist skin – TechCrunch

Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims – TechCrunch

Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday – TechCrunch

A hacker has compromised Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account – TechCrunch

…or you can always buy a $40 wood case for your Apple Card – TechCrunch

Xbox Live is down for many – TechCrunch

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How to handle Windows 10 updates

How to handle Windows 10 updates

Confused about how updates work in Windows 10? Join the club. Over the years, Microsoft has…

Windows 10 1909: What’s in it for enterprises?

Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent – TechCrunch

Google Express to close in a few weeks, will become part of Google Shopping – TechCrunch

Google brings Cloud Dataproc to Kubernetes – TechCrunch

How to take full advantage of Android 10’s privacy-reclaiming powers

Europe’s antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, set for expanded role in next Commission – TechCrunch

Paytm’s annual loss doubles to $549M – TechCrunch

Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia are pushing an antitrust investigation against Google – TechCrunch

Drivetime nabs $11M from Makers Fund, Amazon and Google to build voice-based games for drivers – TechCrunch

Tomorrow’s Patch Tuesday — time to block Windows automatic update

Google Nest Hub Max review – TechCrunch

European regulators to Microsoft: We’re watching you

What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909

As college football attendance slumps, new ways to ticket may hold an answer – TechCrunch

Heads up: A free, working exploit for BlueKeep just hit

Apple doesn’t want Google ‘stoking fear’ about serious iOS security exploits – TechCrunch

Anti-utopian type design with Monotype’s Charles Nix – TechCrunch

Looking to become the meme-based social network of the gaming world Medal.tv raises $9 million – TechCrunch

Top VCs on the changing landscape for enterprise startups – TechCrunch