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SpaceX wins the $117 million launch contract to explore Psyche’s heavy metal asteroid

By |February 28th, 2020|

SpaceX has won the launch contract for NASA’s 2022 mission to explore the mineral-rich asteroid known as Psyche, the space agency announced today, including launch services and other mission-related costs valued at $117 million — remarkably low for a mission of this scale. The Psyche mission will use a Falcon Heavy rocket, which will launch --> READ MORE

Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra on waitlists, freemium pricing and future products

By |February 28th, 2020|

The “Sent via Superhuman iOS” email signature has become one of the strangest flexes in the tech industry, but its influence is enduring, as the $30 per month invite-only email app continues to shape how a wave of personal productivity startups are building their business and product strategies. I had a chance to chat with Superhuman --> READ MORE

FCC proposes $208M in fines for wireless carriers that sold your location for years

By |February 28th, 2020|

The FCC has officially and finally determined that the major wireless carriers in the U.S. broke the law by secretly selling subscribers’ location data for years with almost no constraints or disclosure. But its Commissioners decry the $208 million penalty proposed to be paid by these enormously rich corporations, calling it “not properly proportioned to --> READ MORE

Apple has blocked Clearview AI’s iPhone app for violating its rules

By |February 28th, 2020|

An iPhone app built by controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI has been blocked by Apple, effectively banning the app from use. Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that the startup “violated” the terms of its enterprise developer program. The app allows its users — which the company claims it serves only law enforcement officers — to --> READ MORE

Facebook Messenger ditches Discover, demotes chat bots

By |February 28th, 2020|

Chat bots were central to Facebook Messenger’s strategy three years ago. Now they’re being hidden from view in the app along with games and businesses. Facebook Messenger is now removing the Discover tab as it focuses on speed and simplicity instead of broad utility like China’s WeChat. The changes are part of a larger Messenger --> READ MORE

Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

By |February 28th, 2020|

Facebook first showed off its 3D photos back in 2018, and shared the technical details behind it a month later. But unless you had one of a handful of phones with dual cameras back then (when they weren’t so common), you couldn’t make your own. Today an update brings 3D photos to those of us --> READ MORE

Maybe y’all should have gone public in Q4

By |February 28th, 2020|

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Daily Crunch: Facebook cancels F8 over coronavirus concerns

By |February 28th, 2020|

Coronavirus fears prompt even more event cancellations, controversial facial recognition software is being used widely and DocuSign acquires Seal Software. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 28, 2020. 1. Facebook cancels F8 conference, citing coronavirus concerns Facebook has confirmed that it has canceled its annual F8 developers conference over growing concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus --> READ MORE

Amazon is the latest to ditch GDC this year

By |February 28th, 2020|

GDC’s top sponsors continue to pull out of attending the San Francisco gaming conference. Today, Amazon announced it would no longer be sending employees to the event. In an update, the team shared that they would instead be hosting a “global online event” to share news that they had been planning to detail at the --> READ MORE

Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users

By |February 28th, 2020|

With the next version of Windows 10, coming this spring, Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant will lose a number of consumer skills around music and connected homes, as well as some third-party skills. That’s very much in line with Microsoft’s new focus for Cortana, but it may still come as a surprise to the dozens of --> READ MORE