August 18th, 2017
08:59 AM
Asus launches six ZenFone 4 dual-camera phones with the flagship ZenFone 4 Pro, Selfie and Selfie Pro for selfie enthusiasts, and budget-range Max and Max Pro (Aloysius Low/CNET)
07:03 AM
Travis Kalanick files reply to fraud lawsuit, says Benchmark ambushed him in a public and personal attack, and that the case should be privately arbitrated (Ryan Mac/BuzzFeed)
06:34 AM
Lenovo posts Q1 loss of $72M on $10.01B revenue citing slow growth in the PC market; company's mobile business narrowed losses to $129M on $1.75B revenue (Sijia Jiang/Reuters)
04:09 AM
Instagram can now automatically turn photos you're replying to in direct messages into a sticker, adds split-screen reply option by tapping on the sticker (Instagram)
03:11 AM
Researchers find indefensible vulnerability in CAN protocol that controls airbags and sensors including antilock brakes in all modern vehicles (Federico Maggi/TrendLabs Security ...)
03:11 AM
Social network Gab, popular among the far right, says it has raised $1M+ via crowdfunding as Google removes the app from Play Store for hate speech (Kerry Flynn/Mashable)
02:13 AM
As GitHub hits $200M in revenue, CEO Chris Wanstrath tells staff during all-hands meeting that he will step down after CEO search and become executive chairman (Alex Konrad/Forbes)
01:15 AM
Apple adds new setting in iOS 11 beta that temporarily disables Touch ID, brings up option to call 911 when iPhone users tap power button five times quickly (Tom Warren/The Verge)
August 17th, 2017
11:47 PM
Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain and exchange Bitstamp add support for Ethereum (Robert Hackett/Fortune)
10:49 PM
Social network Gab, popular among alt-right, says it has raised $1M+ on crowdfunding platform StartEngine (Chris O'Brien/VentureBeat)
10:20 PM
ThoughtSpot raised $60M Series C-1 round led by Lightspeed Ventures for its SpotIQ content recommendation AI software, bringing the total raised to $160M (Heather Mack/Wall Street Journal)
09:22 PM
Internal memo: Mic is laying off 25 staffers, primarily from its news and editorial departments, as it shifts focus to video and visual journalism (Maxwell Tani/Business Insider)
08:24 PM
Reddit now allows users to upload videos of up to 15 minutes to its website (Janko Roettgers/Variety)
07:55 PM
B2B data platform ZoomInfo was acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners for $240M (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)
07:26 PM
Microsoft launches preview of redesigned Skype desktop client, adds new features including @mentions, message reactions, media gallery, and enhanced group calls (Skype Blogs)
06:57 PM
Nielsen is launching a new division, Nielsen Esports, to quantify the rapidly growing industry for teams, sponsors, advertisers, and publishers (Eben Novy-Williams/Bloomberg)
06:28 PM
Box announces Google Cloud Vision API integration, available today in private beta (Stephanie Condon/ZDNet)
06:28 PM
Facebook will limit the spread of stories in News Feed that feature either fake video play buttons or videos of only a static image (Thuy Ong/The Verge)
05:59 PM
Ripcord raises $40M Series B after raising $9.5M Series A in March for its end-to-end paper record digitization service (Brian Heater/TechCrunch)
05:59 PM
Facebook starts offering in-stream-only video ad units that will play as users watch videos on Facebook (Tim Peterson/Marketing Land)
05:58 PM
Alibaba leads $1.1B investment in Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)
05:30 PM
China issues warning to Alibaba's, other e-commerce marketplaces to remove VPN tools selling on their platforms (Cate Cadell/Reuters)
05:30 PM
Renderings of alleged LG V30 show off handset from multiple angles, feature dual-camera setup and fingerprint sensor that doubles as a sleep/wake button (Justin Duino/9to5Google)
04:32 PM
Sprint opens Essential Phone pre-orders with a $260 discount, only offers black versions, and says units will ship by August 28 (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)
03:05 PM
Alibaba's Q1 beats estimates as revenue rose 56% to $7.4B, with revenue rising 58% in core ecommerce, almost 50% in cloud, and 30% in media (Lulu Yilun Chen/Bloomberg)
01:09 PM
Google adds Q&A section to Maps on Android and mobile search, letting businesses answer questions (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)
05:54 AM
Tim Cook says Apple will make two separate $1M donations, to Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League, in an email to staff about Charlottesville (Charlie Warzel/BuzzFeed)
05:25 AM
SEC filing shows Andrew Ng, Google Brain founder and former Baidu chief scientist, is raising a $150M AI fund (John Mannes/TechCrunch)
03:58 AM
James Damore's memo made giant, unfounded logical leaps and ignored important evidence that didn't support his conclusion (Economist)
03:01 AM
Apple Pay and PayPal disable support for several sites that promote or sell items glorifying white supremacy (Ryan Mac/BuzzFeed)
01:34 AM
Google acquires AIMatter, a startup that has built a neural network-based AI platform and SDK to detect and process images on mobile devices (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
01:05 AM
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince says firm has stopped protecting Daily Stormer from DDoS attacks, explains his discomfort with policy reversal in email to staff (Kate Conger/Gizmodo)
12:07 AM
After sustained pressure, CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince says the firm has stopped protecting Daily Stormer from DDoS attacks (Russell Brandom/The Verge)
August 16th, 2017
11:38 PM
Prompted by Charlottesville reactions, Spotify says it has begun to remove white supremacist music flagged as "hate bands" (Billboard)
11:09 PM
Cisco narrowly beats Q4 estimates with $12.1B revenue, vs. $12.06B est., down 4% YoY, as service revenue rose 1% YoY to $3.1B (Jordan Novet/CNBC)
09:13 PM
HMD Global debuts Nokia 8, a $705 Android device with 5.3" display, Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage, Zeiss optics, available early September in Europe (Tom Warren/The Verge)
08:44 PM
Shipping giant Maersk says the NotPetya cyberattack will likely cause $200M-$300M in lost Q3 revenue (Jordan Novet/CNBC)
08:15 PM
Google to roll out voice calling feature to Google Home users in US and Canada soon, but it will lack caller ID except for Google Voice or Project Fi users (Chris Welch/The Verge)
08:15 PM
Microsoft debuts Azure Event Grid, an event routing service that complements Microsoft's existing "serverless" offerings Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)
07:46 PM
Trump disbands the Strategic and Policy Forum and American Manufacturing Council amid loss of support from member CEOs after Charlottesville comments (CNBC)
07:46 PM
After missing initial June ship date, Essential says Essential Phone models with black finish will begin shipping within 7 days, but white models are weeks away (Ben Schoon/9to5Google)
07:17 PM
Fiat Chrysler says it has joined BMW's autonomous car partnership with Intel and Mobileye (Jack Ewing/New York Times)
06:48 PM
Google updates G Suite with collaborative features including ability to give and accept suggestions from mobile devices, better search, more (Birkan Icacan/Google)
06:19 PM
Facebook will let users give friends the option of donating to a US nonprofit on their birthday (Facebook)
06:19 PM
Amazon expands cash rewards for high-performing Alexa apps beyond games to lifestyle, productivity, education apps, and more (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
05:50 PM
Chinese telecom group China Unicom is raising $11.7B from Alibaba, Tencent, Didi Chuxing, and others (Reuters)
05:21 PM
Ukrainian hacker identified as "Profexer", who created malware used in DNC hacking, has turned himself in and become a witness for the FBI (New York Times)
04:52 PM
Social virtual reality platform AltspaceVR, which had raised $15M, is not shutting down as previously announced, thanks to new interest from "third parties" (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)
03:25 PM
Liftoff report finds subscription based apps in the middle price range of $7 to $20 have the highest conversion rates (Lauren Goode/The Verge)
01:29 PM
Sources: Apple has set a budget of ~$1B to procure and produce original content over the next year, could acquire and produce as many as 10 TV shows (Tripp Mickle/Wall Street Journal)
12:31 PM
Google Allo arrives on the web via Chrome and currently only pairs with Android phones (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
06:14 AM
Source: Lyft spending ~$10 per new user, down from $70 in fall 2016; App Annie says Lyft's US app downloads grew 115% while Uber's grew only 25% YoY in Q1 2017 (Sonya Mann/
05:45 AM
Chinese drone maker DJI working on mode to let pilots disconnect from internet during flights, weeks after US Army ended DJI use due to "cyber vulnerabilities" (Alwyn Scott/Reuters)
04:47 AM
SEC filing shows Apple raised CAD$2.5B in its debut Canadian bond sale to fund buybacks and dividends (Niall McGee/The Globe and Mail)
03:20 AM
Sources: SoftBank, Didi, Dragoneer, General Atlantic in exclusive talks with Uber, may buy up $12B in stock in two-part deal that hinges on Benchmark dispute (Eric Newcomer/Bloomberg)
02:51 AM
Sling TV now lets you watch with Chrome on Windows and Mac, with Cloud DVR support for Chrome coming later (Chris Welch/The Verge)
01:53 AM
Sources: MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO, has submitted S-1, aims to go public before year end (Katie Roof/TechCrunch)
12:55 AM
HTC filing with FCC reveals Google Pixel 2 will have an "Active Edge" branded squeeze feature (Abner Li/9to5Google)
12:55 AM
Facebook Messenger's AI assistant M expands to Australia, Canada, South Africa, and UK, but third-party chat extension suggestions still only available in US (Khari Johnson/VentureBeat)
12:26 AM
Sources: Chris Saad, head of Uber's developer platform, leaves company after nearly two years, says cost of losing Kalanick as CEO will be incalculable (Johana Bhuiyan/Recode)
August 15th, 2017
11:28 PM
Apple, Snap, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Cisco, and Verizon among firms who filed amicus brief for cellphone location privacy case going before US Supreme Court (Tony Romm/Recode)
10:59 PM
Reddit bans a subreddit after uproar led by r/AgainstHateSubreddits, and Facebook bans several group pages after Charlottesville attack (Morgan Little/CNET)
10:59 PM
LinkedIn quietly debuts Active Status feature, on by default, that shows if a user is online (Paul Armstrong/Forbes)
10:01 PM
Texts between Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski surface in Waymo-Uber court case, covering thoughts on Tesla, Otto acquisition, DMV probe, more (Mark Harris/IEEE Spectrum)
09:32 PM
DDoS protection company Cloudflare, under fire for continuing to service Daily Stormer, defends its hands-off, content-neutral policy (Keith Collins/Quartz)
09:32 PM
Sources: Blackstone ends talks for stake in NSO Group, the Israeli mobile surveillance firm that sells infamous Pegasus spyware, found in use against activists (Jim Finkle/Reuters)
09:03 PM
Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer moves to dark web after GoDaddy and Google bans, sharing its .onion address (Adi Robertson/The Verge)
09:03 PM
Crowdfunding sites including GoFundMe, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo disallow crowdfunding for Charlottesville murder suspect, with multiple campaigns halted (Sheila Dang/Reuters)
09:02 PM
In the wake of a killing after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, tech firms are setting aside content neutrality in the fight against online hate (Russell Brandom/The Verge)
08:34 PM
Facebook improves Camera with ability to go Live, shoot two-second GIFs, and make full screen text posts; all can be shared to Story, Messenger, and News Feed (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)
08:05 PM
China's key advantages in race to build AI: the government's financial support, ability to mandate foreign firms' cooperation, and pervasive data on citizens (Bloomberg)
08:05 PM
Facebook News Feed gets UI refresh, and Instagram comments tweaked for threaded responses (TechCrunch)
08:05 PM
Qualcomm unveils new Spectra depth-sensing camera tech, expected to be part of the next flagship Snapdragon Mobile Platform (Cherlynn Low/Engadget)
07:36 PM
Facebook adds eBay's Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
07:07 PM
Intel Officially Reveals Post-8th Generation Core Architecture Code Name: Ice Lake, Built on 10nm+ (Ian Cutress/AnandTech)