October 14, 2019 News Magazine

Month: August 2019


Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims

August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

A number of malicious websites used to hack into iPhones over a two-year period were targeting Uyghur Muslims, TechCrunch has...

Tesla’s Model 3 interior (even the steering wheel) is now 100% leather-free

August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

Tesla said Saturday that its Model 3 interiors are now completely free of leather, fulfilling a promise made by CEO...

Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday

August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

A new 15% tariff on Chinese imports will go in effect just after midnight Sunday, placing levies on hundreds of...

Apple still has work to do on privacy

August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

There’s no doubt that Apple’s self-polished reputation for privacy and security has taken a bit of a battering recently. On...

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s new ‘Dark Crystal’ is a visual delight, no nostalgia needed

August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” returns viewers to the world of Thra — a distant, magical planet ruled over...

Come along, take a ride

August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

From afar, Olli resembles many of the “future is now!” electric autonomous shuttles that have popped up in recent years....

Startups Weekly: Peloton’s 29 secret weapons

August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about a new e-commerce startup, Pietra. Before that, I wrote about the flurry of IPO filings. Remember, you can send me tips, suggestions and feedback to kate.clark@techcrunch.com or on Twitter @KateClarkTweets. If you don’t subscribe to Startups Weekly yet, you can do that here. What’s new? Peloton revealed its S-1 this week, taking a big step toward an IPO expected later this year. The filing was packed with interesting tidbits, including that the company, which manufacturers internet-connected stationary bikes and sells an affiliated subscription to its growing library of on-demand fitness content, is raking in more than $900 million in annual revenue. Sure, it’s not profitable, and it’s losing an increasing amount of money to sales and marketing efforts, but for a company..

Startups Weekly: Peloton’s 29 secret weapons

August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital...

Did your aluminum Apple Watch mysteriously crack itself? Apple might replace the screen for free

August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

So your aluminum Series 2 or Series 3 Apple Watch is suddenly cracking around the edges… but you don’t remember...

Labor Day Special: One extra week on early-bird pricing for Disrupt SF 2019

August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

Happy (almost) Labor Day to all the hardworking members of the early-startup community — entrepreneurs, founders, investors, engineers and everyone in between. We know how hard you work to build your dream, so we’re cutting you a break and extending our early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2019 through 11:59 p.m. (PST) on September 6. One extra week to save up to $1,300. Don’t fritter away this absolute last opportunity to save big bucks on our flagship event, where you’ll find more than 10,000 attendees, 400 media outlets and a passel of eager investors. Get your early-bird tickets now. Disrupt events always feature incredible speakers, and we’ve got an amazing agenda lined up for you this year. Let’s take a look at just some of the discussions and interviews you’ll enjoy over the course of three Disruptive days. Reigniting the Space Race: Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith intends to return the U.S. to crewed spaceflight, with a goal of doing so this year with its first su..