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Hydrate, intoxicate, caffeinate, repeat: Meet the startups pouring the future

By |June 30th, 2018|

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor VCs serve up a large helping of cash to startups disrupting food US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018 These days, it seems like everyone with extra cash has some kind of pricey drinking habit. It might be fine wine, craft beer or cocktails. --> READ MORE

Announcing TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Latin America in São Paulo on Nov. 8

By |June 30th, 2018|

TechCrunch is excited to announce that the Startup Battlefield Latin America is coming to São Paulo on November 8 this year. This is the first event TechCrunch has ever held in Latin America, and we are all in to make it a memorable one to support the fast-emerging startup ecosystem in the region. The Startup --> READ MORE

The hottest investors at The Europas, & your specially discounted ticket

By |June 30th, 2018|

In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Unconference & Awards, features smaller breakout sessions on key subjects for startups, followed by a glittering awards show for the hottest startups in Europe, based on voting by expert judges and the industry itself. Plus loads of networking opportunities with investors, and the super-fun Pitch Rolette pitch competition. See below --> READ MORE

Benchmark’s Mitch Lasky will reportedly step down from Snap’s board of directors

By |June 30th, 2018|

Benchmark partner Mitch Lasky, who has served on Snap’s board of directors since December 2012, is not expected to stand for re-election to Snap’s board of directors and will thus be stepping down, according to a report by The Information. Early investors stepping down from the board of directors — or at least not seeking re-election --> READ MORE

WhatsApp copies Telegram to add one-way ‘broadcast’ mode to group chats

By |June 30th, 2018|

“Good artists borrow great artists steal” is a phrase that Facebook seems acutely aware of. It’s common to speak of Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-app-now-social-network, borrowing from Snapchat, but now Facebook’s WhatsApp chat app is increasingly drawing its innovation from others such as Telegram. This week, WhatsApp outed a new feature for its groups that is --> READ MORE

California man arrested for sending death threats to FCC’s Ajit Pai over net neutrality

By |June 30th, 2018|

While many people in this country are angry with current chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai, arguably with good reason, it’s unfortunate that at least one has descended to the level of sending credible death threats and, unsurprisingly, has subsequently been arrested. Shortly after the FCC voted in December to nullify the agency’s 2015 net --> READ MORE

Here’s what it was like to stumble into Netflix and Lyft’s activation for GLOW at ‘Muscle Beach’

By |June 29th, 2018|

Today at “Muscle Beach” in Venice, Calif., Netflix and Lyft joined forces for a promotional campaign in support of the streaming media site’s (really excellent) dramatization of the origin story for the women’s wrestling league — GLOW (or the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). Your intrepid reporter was taking a walk on the beach and stumbled upon --> READ MORE

What we know about Maryland’s controversial facial recognition database

By |June 29th, 2018|

When police had difficulty identifying the man whom they believed opened fire on a newsroom in Maryland, killing five people, they turned to one of the most controversial yet potent tools in the state’s law enforcement arsenal. As The New York Times reports, Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare’s department failed to ID its suspect --> READ MORE

Replacing pills with a Band-Aid? Avro Life Science thinks there’s a patch for that

By |June 29th, 2018|

Shak Lakhani, the  21-year-old chief executive and co-founder of Avro Life Science, started researching biomaterials when he was 15 years old. Every summer and after school the teenager would travel nearly two hours by bus and train from the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Toronto where he lived to the tissue engineering lab at the University --> READ MORE

Hackers took over the Gentoo Linux GitHub repository

By |June 29th, 2018|

Popular Linux distribution Gentoo has been “totally pwned” according to researchers at Sophos, and none of the current code can be trusted. The team immediately posted an update and noted that none of the real code has been compromised. However, they have pulled the GitHub repository until they can upload a fresh copy of the --> READ MORE