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Why your startup may not be as great as everyone says

Validation, both of the broader vision and the early product itself, has to be a key focus for any aspiring entrepreneur.

Medical database privacy

The use of big data and its analysis by machine learning and artificial intelligence offer unparalleled prospects for improving medical care.

Autonomous cars are driving the reinvention of IP protection

Our concepts of intellectual property protection will need to evolve, if not require invention of new concepts, to enable transition to autonomous vehicles. 

The next integration evolution — blockchain

Over the years, businesses and their systems are getting more integrated, forming industry-specific trustless networks, and blockchain technology is in the foundation of this evolutionary step.

Only 50 tickets left to the TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize this Friday

Last call, folks. If you want to attend the festive fête better known as the TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize happening this Friday, click this link right now because we’re down to our last 5

Apply to demo onstage at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019

The search is on! We’re looking for exceptional early-stage robotics or AI companies to demo their technology onstage at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI on April 18 at UC Berkeley. Our day-long event tak

Vinli raises $13.5m Series B to expand its vehicle data intelligence platform

Connected car service provider Vinli today announced it closed a $13.5 million Series B financing round. The company says this infusion of capital allows it broaden its mobility services and integrati

Lunchr grabs $34 million for its corporate lunch card

French startup Lunchr is raising a $34 million funding round (€30 million) from Index Ventures, with existing investors Daphni, Idinvest and Kima Ventures also participating. The company had already

Google brings Chrome OS Instant Tethering to more Chromebooks and phones

Tethering your laptop and phone can be a bit of a hassle. Google’s Chrome OS has long offered a solution called Instant Tethering that makes the process automatic, but so far, this only worked

Daily Crunch: Google launches Live Transcribe

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Firefox will soon mute all autoplaying videos

There are many things worse than autoplaying video and audio on the web. The world is a messy place, after all. But it sure is distracting when you surf to a website and suddenly some video starts pla

Amazon’s 2018 acquisitions totaled $1.65B, led by PillPack and Ring

Amazon’s annual 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed the high prices the e-commerce giant paid for its two biggest M&A deals last year. According to the fil

Periscope’s latest feature turns your broadcast into a radio talk show

When it comes to live streaming, the viewer contributions are pretty light. In Periscope, you can drop a comment of leave a floating heart icon, but there isn’t a deep way to contribute to a str

Tesla’s $218M Maxwell acquisition aims to give its batteries a boost

Tesla has acquired energy storage company Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $218 million, a deal aimed at helping the electric automaker improve its batteries and lower costs as mor

Instagram’s Adam Mosseri to meet UK health secretary over suicide content concerns

The still fresh-in-post boss of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has been asked to meet the UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, to discuss the social media platform’s handling of content that pro

After 5 years, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has transformed more than the stock price

Five years ago today, Satya Nadella took over as CEO at Microsoft, and by most any measure has been wildly successful. It’s common to look at the stock price as the defining metric of Nadella&#8

Workplace messaging platform Slack has confidentially filed to go public

The company has taken its first official step toward a rumored direct listing.

Aurora Solar’s computer-generated installation maps pull in a $20M Series A

Solar installations are becoming a no-brainer for anyone with a roof in much of the country. But getting an estimate on how much it would cost and how much juice it would generate can be complicated a

Microsoft acquires DataSense management from BrightBytes to step up its education play in Azure

One of Microsoft’s oldest and biggest verticals for its Azure cloud business has been education, and today it announced an acquisition that it hopes will help it deepen its reach: it has acquire

Productboard raises further $10M for its product management system

Productboard, the San Francisco and Prague-based startup that offers product management software, has raised $10 million in further funding, adding to its Series A in July last year. The round is led
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