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Daily Crunch: Apple unveils new AirPods

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple announces new AirPods The new AirPods are fitted with the H1 chip, which is meant to offer performance efficiencies, faster connect times between the pods and your devices and the ability to ask for Siri hands-free with the “Hey Siri” command. “They are powered by the new Apple -designed H1 chip w...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Europe, Disney, Siri, Tech, Eu, Fox, Margrethe Vestager, Phil Schiller, Chen, Perry Chen, AirPods, Daily Crunch, Aziz Hasan


Daily Crunch: 85+ startups launch at YC Demo Day 1

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1 With more than 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. It’s so large, in fact, the accelerator had to change the way it does Demo Day — rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Y Combinator, Instagram, Tech, Intel, Nvidia, Warby Parker, Lucas Matney, Devin Nunes, Nunes, AgileCraft, Daily Crunch, Adidas Kylie Cosmetics


Daily Crunch: Apple updates the iPad Mini

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple launches new iPad Air and iPad mini The company is (finally) updating the iPad mini and adding a new iPad Air. This model sits between the entry-level 9.7-inch iPad and the 11-inch iPad Pro in the lineup. All new models now support the first-generation Apple Pencil — but not the new Apple Pencil ...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Ipo, Tech, New Zealand, Apple Pencil, Angelica Ross, Daily Crunch, Mia Garlick


Daily Crunch: Social media struggles with shooting tragedy

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Videos of shooting tragedy in New Zealand continue resurfacing on social media Earlier today there was a horrendous mass mosque shooting in New Zealand that killed 49 people — and because this is 2019, social media was used by the apparent murderers to plan, announce, broadcast and virally resonate what t...
Tags: Apple, Google Drive, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Elon Musk, Youtube, Tech, New Zealand, Chris Cox, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Hawthorne California, Chris Daniels, CPO Chris Cox, Daily Crunch


Daily Crunch: Telegram soars after Facebook outage

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Telegram gets 3M new signups during Facebook apps’ outage In a message sent to his Telegram channel, founder Pavel Durov wrote, “I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours.” Durov doesn’t offer an explicit explanation for Telegram’s sudden spike in signups, but he does ta...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Singapore, Tech, Nasa, Telegram, Wall Street Journal, Pavel Durov, Durov, SoftBank Vision Fund, WeWork Labs, Daily Crunch


Daily Crunch: Facebook pulls Warren ads criticizing Facebook

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook’s advertising department pulled Elizabeth Warren campaign ads touting the senator’s proposal to break up big tech. According to , the offending ads were pulled over their use of the Facebook brand in their copy. The removal appears to be short-lived, but it has given the Warren campaign ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Facebook, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, United States, Warren, Hulu, James Martin, KGB, Tim Berners Lee, Rubin, Federal Security Service, Andy Rubin


Daily Crunch: NVIDIA is buying Mellanox for $6.9B

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. NVIDIA to buy supercomputer chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9B, beating out Intel and Microsoft The news caps off what the media had reported as a bidding war between NVIDIA, Intel and Microsoft for the chipmaker now based out of San Jose but originally founded in Israel. The deal underscores ongoing consoli...
Tags: TC, Usa, New York, Microsoft, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Intel, Getty Images, Nvidia, Manhattan, Harry Potter, San Jose, Ny, Equity, South


Daily Crunch: Airbnb is acquiring HotelTonight

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Airbnb agrees to acquire last-minute hotel-booking app HotelTonight Once the deal is complete, the HotelTonight app and website will continue to operate independently, with co-founder and CEO Sam Shank reporting to Airbnb’s president of homes, Greg Greeley. “Together, HotelTonight and Airbnb can giv...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Netflix, Airbnb, HotelTonight, Sam Shank, Yc, Marie Kondo, Google Amazon, Shank, Joe Raedle Getty, Hialeah Florida, Jetpack Aviation


Daily Crunch: Zuckerberg lays out his privacy vision

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Mark Zuckerberg discovers privacy In a long post published yesterday, the Facebook CEO laid out his vision for making Facebook’s products more privacy-friendly. But can Facebook reform its 15-year legacy as devourer of all things private with a single sweeping manifesto? Taylor Hatmaker has a simple an...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Tech, Tesla, Huawei, Reserve, Latin America, Pixel, Zuckerberg, Trump, New Zealand Canada, Taylor Hatmaker


Daily Crunch: Y Combinator heads north

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. The Silicon Valley exodus continues Many of the investors that touted the exclusivity of “The Valley” have moved north to San Francisco, where they have better access to top entrepreneurs. Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley institution and to many the lifeblood of the startups and venture capital ecosystem...
Tags: Google, TC, Y Combinator, China, India, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Fda, Fitbit, Johnson Johnson, Waymo, Vision Fund, Daily Crunch, OstapenkoOlena


Daily Crunch: Jibo dies a lonely death

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. The lonely death of Jibo, the social robot The company behind Jibo came to an unceremonious end late last year, in spite of a successful Kickstarter campaign and a healthy round of VC. In its final message, Jibo announces the imminent shutdown of it servers, noting that its interactions will soon be li...
Tags: Google, TC, US, Tech, Netflix, Vw, Steven Spielberg, Jibo, Daily Crunch, 89th Geneva International Motor Show


Daily Crunch: Facebook faces new privacy concerns

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook won’t let you opt out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting Users are complaining that the phone number Facebook hassled them to use to secure their account with two-factor authentication has also been associated with their user profile — which anyone can use to “look up” their profile. Securi...
Tags: Facebook, Privacy, Samsung, Tech, Netflix, New York Times, Bill Gates, Square, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Huawei, Jack Ma, Jetblue, Jim Mckelvey, Don, Brian Heater


Daily Crunch: Tesla is closing retail stores

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Tesla closing retail stores in shift to online-only sales strategy Tesla is moving all its sales online, a dramatic shift in its sales strategy that will result in the closure of stores and some layoffs as the automaker looks for ways to reduce costs in order to bring a cheaper Model 3 to market. CEO E...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Twitter, Elon Musk, Samsung, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Daily Telegraph, Tivo, Samsung Galaxy, Kate Clark, Daily Crunch, Peter O'Higgins


Daily Crunch: TikTok faces children’s privacy fine

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. FTC ruling sees Musical.ly (TikTok) fined $5.7M for violating children’s privacy law, app updated with age gate In an app update released yesterday, all users will need to verify their age, and the under 13-year-olds will then be directed to a separate, more restricted in-app experience that protects thei...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Mobile, Softbank, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Dow Jones, Federal Trade Commission, Matthew Panzarino, Ftc, Amazon Video, Walt Disney Imagineering, Netflix Hulu, Musical.ly, Tiktok


Daily Crunch: Spotify launches in India

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Spotify launches its streaming service in India Just for India, Spotify users who do not pay for a subscription can play any song on demand on mobile. There are also playlists for India and a “Starring…” feature that includes music from Bollywood movies. “Not only will Spotify bring Indian artists to t...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Media, Stanford, India, Tech, Walmart, Daniel Ek, Juul, Gamestop, Ftc, SVP, India Spotify, Daily Crunch


Daily Crunch: A closer look at Huawei’s foldable phone

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Huawei’s folding Mate X: a closer look Brian Heater got to check out the foldable phone (with a Huawei rep driving the demo), and he says it ran pretty smoothly. It’s also surprisingly thin, both folded and unfolded. The Mate X looks cool, but with a price of €2,200, Huawei probably doesn’t expect to sell...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Israel, Tech, Walmart, Huawei, Ugc, Fortnite, Brian Heater, Daily Crunch, Mate X, Pandora Stories


Daily Crunch: Microsoft unveils the HoloLens 2

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Say hello to Microsoft’s new $3,500 HoloLens with twice the field of view Microsoft has unveiled the latest version of its HoloLens “mixed reality” headset at MWC Barcelona. The HoloLens 2 features a significantly larger field of view, higher resolution and a device that’s more comfortable to wear. In fac...
Tags: Google, TC, Microsoft, Samsung, Tech, Netflix, New Zealand, Roma, HoloLens, Vivo, Nubia, Bixby, Green Book, MWC Barcelona, SD Association, Daily Crunch


Daily Crunch: Pinterest files to go public

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Pinterest files confidentially to go public The business has confidentially submitted paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering slated for later this year, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Earlier reports indicated the company was planning to deb...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Pinterest, India, Nokia, Tech, Vpn, Goldman Sachs, Mumbai, Venmo, Securities And Exchange Commission, Samsung Galaxy, Swiggy, Economic Times, JPMorgan Chase


Daily Crunch: Samsung unveils Galaxy S10 lineup

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Here’s everything announced at Samsung’s Galaxy S10/Galaxy Fold event Samsung announced five new phones, some new earbuds, a virtual assistant and a watch. And one of those phones is foldable. Folded, the handset sports a 4.6-inch display that only takes up about three-fourths of the front. Unfolded, it t...
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, Hardware, Youtube, Softbank, Samsung, Tech, WSJ, Patreon, Zuckerberg, Trump, Grammarly, Peloton, Vision Fund, Samsung Galaxy S10, Eric Peckham


Daily Crunch: Google tries to explain that secret microphone

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google says Nest’s secret microphone was ‘never intended to be a secret’ When Google announced earlier this month that its Nest Secure smart home hub would double-up as a Google Assistant, the news sparked anger, since Google hadn’t told anyone that the security hub had a microphone inside to begin wit...
Tags: Google, Security, London, Hardware, Instagram, Samsung, Tech, Finland, Nest, Pacific, Soundcloud, Lucas Matney, Ef, Varjo, Daily Crunch, Amazon Music Apple


Daily Crunch: Huawei founder remains defiant

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. ‘There’s no way the U.S. can crush us,’ Huawei founder claims In a rare interview with the BBC, Ren Zhengfei defiantly claimed that Huawei’s business is growing stronger amid pressure from the U.S. government, which is pursuing criminal charges over alleged business dealings in Iran. “The world needs H...
Tags: Amazon, Hardware, Tech, Walmart, European Union, Iran, Bbc, Policy, Greenpeace, Huawei, Qualcomm, Coinbase, Flipkart, Mobile World Congress, Sachin Bansal, Ren


Daily Crunch: Stop repeating this privacy lie

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Stop saying, ‘We take your privacy and security seriously’ Zack Whittaker says that in his years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest: “We take your privacy and security seriously.” The truth is, most companies don’t care about the privacy or security of...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Australia, China, San Francisco, Tech, Miami, Scott Morrison, Jeff Bezos, Razer, Equity, San Francisco California, Ministry of Education, Wickr, Peloton, Zack Whittaker


Daily Crunch: Amazon scraps HQ2 plans in NYC

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Did New York lose anything with Amazon’s rejection? It’s complicated. Amazon announced yesterday that it’s taking its ball and going home, rather than dealing with mean, pushy New Yorkers (warning: not an exact quote). As a result, some outside observers are painting a picture of a city and its politic...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Spotify, New York, London, China, Samsung, Tech, General Motors, Policy, Netflix, Gatwick, Dubai, Gm, Lapd, Gimlet


Daily Crunch: Facebook (possibly) considered buying Unity

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims Less than a year after making a $3 billion investment into the future of virtual reality with the purchase of Oculus VR, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was considering another multi-billion-dollar bet by buying Unity, the...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Gaming, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, China, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Alibaba, Nintendo, Oculus, Qualcomm, Unity-technologies


Daily Crunch: Apple’s subscription fix

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple’s iOS update makes it easier to get to your subscriptions Moving the Manage Subscriptions menu so that it’s just one click away from your App Store profile might seem like a minor change, but it was needed: As more mobile apps have adopted subscriptions as a means of generating revenue, it’s become ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Instagram, US, Tech, Mozilla, Arizona, States, Ubisoft, Don, Evan, NPD, Daily Crunch, JibJab, Gregg Spiridellis


Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Amazon is buying home mesh router startup, Eero It’s a pretty clear fit for Amazon as it pushes to make Alexa a feature in the connected home. The move also makes sense for five-year-old Eero — which, in spite of being early to the home mesh router game and pulling in some high-profile investors, has ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Hardware, France, Linkedin, Tech, United States, Belgium, Edinburgh, Coachella, Google Maps, Alexa, Manchester Bristol, Eero, Virtuo, Daily Crunch


Daily Crunch: SoftBank bets big on autonomous delivery

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. SoftBank’s next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro Nuro has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots. The autonomous ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Saudi Arabia, Softbank, Tech, Getty Images, Netflix, Automotive, Va, Health Records, Jeff Bezos, Sunday Times, Equity, Instacart, Mobile World Congress


Daily Crunch: Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmailing him — and publishes the details himself Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he is being blackmailed with nude selfies by AMI, owner of the National Enquirer, over claims the publisher has acted as a political operative. In a Medium post, Bezos described the ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, New York, Media, Tech, Sprint, Jeff Bezos, Woody Allen, National Enquirer, Bezos, T Mobile, Allen, AMI, Southern District of New York, Chartbeat


Daily Crunch: Instacart CEO apologizes

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Instacart CEO apologizes for tipping debacle On the heels of a recently filed class-action lawsuit over wages and tips, as well as drivers and shoppers speaking out about Instacart’s alleged practices of subsidizing wages with tips, Instacart is taking steps to ensure tips are counted separately from ...
Tags: Facebook, Ecommerce, Uber, Spotify, Microsoft, Germany, Tech, Skype, Instacart, Match Group, Sequoia, Gustav Söderström, Aurora Aurora, Google Tesla, Apoorva Mehta, Daily Crunch


Daily Crunch: Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push, earmarks $500M for more deals Spotify is going after podcasts in a major way in 2019. The music streaming service confirmed that it has snapped up two podcast networks — Gimlet and Anchor — in undisclosed deals. But that’s not all: Spotify also said i...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Media, Cdc, Youtube, Tech, Snapchat, Tencent, Reddit, Instacart, Anchor, Angela Ahrendts, Gimlet Media, Apple Ahrendts, Daily Crunch