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An open letter to Google and Apple: Stop hindering Iranian entrepreneurs

Take away my toolbox and ask me to be a carpenter. This is what Google and Apple are asking of Iran’s budding entrepreneurship sector by barring access to essential platforms and software.

Last day to save $100 on tickets to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

This is it. The final call for all the mobility and transportation startuppers who want to save a solid Benjamin on their ticket to the TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 conference in San Jose, Calif. on Jul

Graphene as an open-source material

The success of open-source methods that focus on decentralization and allows for open collaboration on projects brings to light the potential for its implementation in other areas.

24 hours left to score early-bird tickets for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

The switch has been flipped on the 24-hour shot clock, which means there’s only one day left to save $100 on your pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 in San Jose, Calif. on July 10. Early-bird sa

Demo your early-stage startup at the TechCrunch Summer Party

Nothing says summer in Silicon Valley better than the TechCrunch Summer Party. In its 14th year, we’re celebrating the startup spirit and culture at the Park Chalet, San Francisco’s coastal beer g

Zume buys packaging company, with eyes on plant-based plastic alternative

Zume Inc. (they of the robotic pizza) has acquired Southern California-based Pivot, designer of plant-based packaging material. Along with the deal, Zume will be opening up a 70,000 square foot manufa

Prices for passes to Disrupt SF 2019 increase next week

The super early-bird season for serious savings on passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2019 — on October 2-4 — comes to an end next week. Right now, you can save up to $1,800, but that deep discount d

Only 48 hours left for early-bird tickets to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

If you’re wild about anything and everything related to mobility and transportation, you do not want to miss the TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 conference in San Jose, Calif. on July 10. If you’re als

Uber will start testing Eats drone delivery

Uber is gearing up to start testing drone delivery for Uber Eats . This comes after the Federal Aviation Administration awarded Uber and San Diego the right to test commercial food delivery via drone.

Bux raises additional $12.5M as it gears up to launch 'zero-commission' investing app

Bux, the Amsterdam-based trading app that wants to make investing fun, has picked up an additional $12.5 million in new funding. Venture capital firms Velocity Capital and Holtzbrinck Ventures led the

Funderbeam, the funding and trading platform for private companies, scores $4.5M Series A

Funderbeam, the funding and trading platform for private companies founded by Kaidi Ruusalepp, who was previously CEO of the Nasdaq Tallinn stock exchange, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding.

DJI gets into the battling robot business

A little under a month ago, DJI branched out from the world of gimbals and drones with the release of the Osmo Action, a new action camera that put GoPro firmly in the company’s sites. Now it’s ba

What can cities learn from Amazon HQ?

Amazon HQ2 may be out of New York City, but Amazon continues to set the standard for what New Yorkers expect from their companies.

Uber unveils new skyport designs

Uber’s architecture and engineering partners have unveiled some new skyport designs. To be clear, Skyports are the areas where people will be able to board and disembark from Uber Air vehicles.

Uber Air picks Melbourne as its first international launch city

When Uber first announced Uber Air, it intended for Dubai to be its first international city. That changed last year when Uber put out an open call to interested cities to describe the clear need for

Most US mobile banking apps have security and privacy flaws, researchers say

You might figure the biggest U.S. banks would have some of the most secure mobile apps. Spoiler alert: not so much. New findings from security firm Zimperium, shared exclusively with TechCrunch, say m

Apple joins the open-source Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the home of open-source projects like Kubernetes, today announced that Apple is joining it as a top-level Platinum End User Member. With this, Apple is jo

Animal Crossing, Zelda and Gooigi – The best of Nintendo’s E3 event

After a weekend of press events, E3 officially kicks off in earnest this morning. Nintendo continued its tradition of starting the show off with its customary Direct streaming event. Aside from a brie

WordPress VIP Go sites are experiencing outages (yes, ours included)

You might have notice something funny if you visited TechCrunch dot com this morning (aside form the usual dryly hilarious tech commentary, that is). Our site, along with others, was hit by a major is
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