Battle Royale mode is taking over the gaming sphere. Alongside Fortnite, PUBG and H1Z1, a number of big titles are adding Battle Royale to their popular games, including CoD: Black Ops IV and Battlefield V. In fact, EA DICE just released a new trailer for Battlefield V that seems to show a glimpse of the […]
Posted on: 17 August 2018 | 10:27 am
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a corker. We had Alex Wilhelm in-studio with our guest Minal Hasan, founder of K2 Global, and TechCrunch’s Danny Chriton jumped in from New York to help the crew dig through the biggest and best stuff […]
Posted on: 17 August 2018 | 9:10 am
Calling all entrepreneurs, techies, aspiring startup founders and anyone else who loves the thrill and excitement that comes from seeing innovative startups compete head-to-head. TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018, our premier startup pitch competition, takes place October 3 in Beirut, Lebanon. Come and watch as 15 of the region’s top early-stage startup founders vie for […]
Posted on: 17 August 2018 | 5:00 am
When you think of e-commerce marketplaces, chances are that the first things that come to mind are storefronts built on websites and apps. But today an e-commerce startup that has never had either — and never plans to — has raised a fistful of cash to continue building out its shopping experience on the platform […]
Posted on: 17 August 2018 | 3:43 am
Coinbase has added a new buying option for its customers after the crypto exchange introduced Ethereum Classic to its collection. The addition was first announced in July but Coinbase took its time to implement its newest addition following criticism over the way it added Bitcoin Cash last year. Allegations of insider trading led the company to […]
Posted on: 17 August 2018 | 1:51 am
This post has been updated with a comment from Tesla. Employees at Tesla's Nevada gigafactory were allegedly involved in a massive drug ring, stole $37 million worth of precious metals and equipment and illegally spied on former employees at the behest of chief executive Elon Musk, according to a new whistleblower complaint filed against the company.
Posted on: 16 August 2018 | 7:41 pm
It looks like Amazon may be gearing up to make more moves in the brick-and-mortar world. Bloomberg reports that the e-commerce behemoth is putting itself in the running to acquire Landmark Theatres, which claims to be the United States’ largest chain of movie theaters focused on art house (indie and foreign) movies, with a network of […]
Posted on: 16 August 2018 | 6:33 pm
Food delivery startup DoorDash announced this afternoon that it has raised $250 million, just five months since the company announced a $535 million round. Why raise more money so soon? CEO Tony Xu told Axios that he wasn’t actively looking for additional investment, but was open to investor interest because it could help the company expand […]
Posted on: 16 August 2018 | 6:02 pm
Facebook announced today the winners of its annual Internet Defense Prize and awarded first-, second- and third-place winners a total of $200,000 for research papers that addressed topics of internet security and privacy. Combined with $800,000 in Secure the Internet Grants awarded to security and privacy researchers earlier this week, the company has now completed its […]
Posted on: 16 August 2018 | 5:42 pm
Just a few months back, Niantic added its first "Special Research" to Pokémon Go. Sort of like an in-game quest, the research had players complete a series of tasks to unlock an otherwise unobtainable Pokémon. Now they're back with another one.
Posted on: 16 August 2018 | 5:03 pm
AR/VR/XR are going to be big, but not everyone will win. Today’s market is a collection of related point solutions to specific problems, but not a fully functioning ecosystem. Not yet.
Posted on: 16 August 2018 | 5:00 pm
Netflix just announced a multi-year deal with Kenya Barris, creator of Black-ish and its spinoff Grown-ish. While Barris will remain an executive producer on those shows (and on the upcoming Besties), he will be exclusively developing new series for Netflix. The deal only covers TV, as Barris (who was one of the writers of Girls […]
Posted on: 16 August 2018 | 4:32 pm
The number of U.S. households watching streaming TV services – those that deliver cable TV-like programming over the internet – has grown a remarkable 58% over last year, according to new data from comScore. However, these services still account for a small portion of the overall market, as only 5 percent (4.9 million) of U.S. […]
Posted on: 16 August 2018 | 4:16 pm
Inokyo wants to be the indie Amazon Go. It’s just launched its prototype cashierless autonomous retail store. Cameras track what you grab from shelves, and with a single QR scan of its app on your way in and out of the store, you’re charged for what you got. Inokyo‘s first store is now open on […]
Posted on: 16 August 2018 | 4:02 pm
While today’s college graduates are “digital natives,” these natives have been conditioned on Netflix-like interfaces, and aren’t accustomed to laborious software configurations, or the steep learning curves required to master a software platform.
Posted on: 16 August 2018 | 3:30 pm