China’s electric carmaker WM Motor pulls in $1.47 billion Series D

September 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Chinese electric vehicle startup WM Motor just pocketed an outsize investment to fuel growth in a competitive landscape increasingly coveted by foreign rival Tesla. The five-year-old company raised 10 billion yuan ($1.47 billion) in a --> READ MORE

Impossible Foods nabs some Canadian fast food franchises as it expands in North America

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

After rolling out in some of Canada’s most high-falutin burger bistros, Impossible Foods is hitting Canada’s fast casual market with new menu items at national chains like White Spot and Triple O’s, Cactus Club Cafe --> READ MORE

Daily Crunch: This TikTok deal is pretty confusing

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Companies send out conflicting messages about the TikTok deal, Microsoft acquires a gaming giant and the WeChat ban is temporarily blocked. This is your Daily Crunch for September 21, 2020. The big story: This TikTok --> READ MORE

CDC removes updated guidelines around COVID-19 aerosol transmission, but this expert explains why it should reverse the reversal

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, I got the chance to speak to Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist who is a Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists. Dr. Feigl-Ding has --> READ MORE

Following TechCrunch reporting, Palantir rapidly removes language allowing founders to ‘unilaterally adjust their total voting power’

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Well, that was fast. This morning, I analyzed Palantir’s newly published fifth amendment of its S-1 filing with the SEC as it pursues a public direct listing on the NYSE. I called the company “not --> READ MORE

Edtech investors are panning for gold

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

The spotlight on edtech grows brighter and harsher: On one end, remote-learning startups are attracting millions in venture capital. On the other, many educators and parents are unimpressed with the technology that enables virtual learning --> READ MORE

Twitter and Zoom’s algorithmic bias issues

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Both Zoom and Twitter found themselves under fire this weekend for their respective issues with algorithmic bias. On Zoom, it’s an issue with the video conferencing service’s virtual backgrounds and on Twitter, it’s an issue --> READ MORE

Hailing a self-driving taxi when blind. Learn how Waymo answers that challenge at Sight Tech Global

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Imagine yourself unable to see well enough to drive, and how that would change your life. I witness that scenario every day at home with my wife, who is legally blind, and a very busy --> READ MORE

How to make the most of iOS 14 widgets and iPhone home screen customization

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

You’ve probably seen the screenshots going around that show iOS home screens that differ considerably from the stock options that Apple provides. Yes, if you’re an Android user you’re probably laughing at iPhone owners for --> READ MORE

Launcher brings its powerful widget-making app to iOS 14

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Launcher is bringing its customizable widgets to iOS 14 with new functionality, including the ability to rotate a widget’s icons by date, time or even location. It also supports customizable widget backgrounds, icons of different --> READ MORE

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