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Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series A2 for Finnish phone maker, HMD Global - TechCrunch
Mobile device maker HMD Global has announced a $230M Series A2 — its first tranche of external funding since a $100M round back in 2018 when it tipped over into a unicorn valuation. Since late 2016 the startup has exclusively licensed Nokia’s brand for mobile…
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Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series A2 for Finnish phone maker, HMD Global - TechCrunch
iOS 14 redirects web links from News+ publishers directly to the Apple News app - TechCrunch
Apple’s still-in-beta operating systems will automatically redirect News+ subscribers to the Apple News app when they click on links from a News+ publisher. In other words, if you click or tap on a link to a paywalled story published by a News+ partner — incl…
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iOS 14 redirects web links from News+ publishers directly to the Apple News app - TechCrunch
Shares of Uber, Lyft drift lower after California judge says that contract drivers are employees - TechCrunch
Shares of Uber and Lyft dipped modestly after a California judge granted a preliminary injunction that TechCrunch reports could force the two American ride-hailing companies to reclassify drivers as employees in the state. Uber’s stock is off about 1.3% follo…
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Shares of Uber, Lyft drift lower after California judge says that contract drivers are employees - TechCrunch
Apple goes to war with the gaming industry - TechCrunch
Most gamers may not view Apple as a games company to the same degree that they see Sony with PlayStation or Microsoft with Xbox, but the iPhone-maker continues to uniformly drive the industry with decisions made in the Apple App Store. The company made the ne…
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Apple goes to war with the gaming industry - TechCrunch
SpaceX successfully flies its Starship prototype to a height of around 500 feet - TechCrunch
SpaceX has been developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft, at its site in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has built a number of different Starship prototypes to date, include one prior version called the Starhopper that was essentially just the botto…
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SpaceX successfully flies its Starship prototype to a height of around 500 feet - TechCrunch
Facebook doubles down on work-from-office with massive NYC lease near Penn Station - TechCrunch
We’ve had huge debates about the future of work — are we going to be working from home, working from the office, or perhaps, working from anywhere? Work From Home is dead, long live Work From Anywhere Well, Facebook has put its wager down, and it’s work from …
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Facebook doubles down on work-from-office with massive NYC lease near Penn Station - TechCrunch
Watch live as SpaceX brings NASA astronauts back from the Space Station aboard Crew Dragon - TechCrunch
SpaceX and NASA are now in the final stages of preparation for the conclusion of its Demo-2 Crew Dragon mission, which will see astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley depart the International Space Station and return to Earth. Behnken and Hurley launched aboa…
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Watch live as SpaceX brings NASA astronauts back from the Space Station aboard Crew Dragon - TechCrunch
Telegram hits out at Apple’s App Store ‘tax’ in latest EU antitrust complaint - TechCrunch
Apple has another antitrust charge on its plate. Messaging app Telegram has joined Spotify in filing a formal complaint against the iOS App Store in Europe — adding its voice to a growing number of developers willing to publicly rail against what they decry a…
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Telegram hits out at Apple’s App Store ‘tax’ in latest EU antitrust complaint - TechCrunch
Big tech crushes Q2 earnings expectations - TechCrunch
Today after the bell, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon reported their earnings results. Each bested expectations, and all but one are up sharply in after-hours trading. Coming on the heels of a day’s worth of congressional hearings in which the four compa…
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Big tech crushes Q2 earnings expectations - TechCrunch
Apple CEO Tim Cook questioned over App Store’s removal of rival screen time apps in antitrust hearing - TechCrunch
Last year, Apple removed a number of screen time and parental control apps from its App Store, shortly after the company had released its own first-party screen time solution with the launch of iOS 12. At today’s antitrust hearing, Apple CEO Tim Cook was ques…
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Apple CEO Tim Cook questioned over App Store’s removal of rival screen time apps in antitrust hearing - TechCrunch
Microsoft’s new Family Safety app offers parental controls across phones, PCs and Xbox - TechCrunch
Microsoft’s new screen time and parental controls app, Microsoft Family Safety, is today launching publicly on iOS and Android, following a preview of the experience which had arrived earlier this spring. The app is designed to help parents better understand …
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Microsoft’s new Family Safety app offers parental controls across phones, PCs and Xbox - TechCrunch
Vicariously mimics another person’s Twitter feed using lists, but it violates Twitter rules - TechCrunch
That Vicariously app you might have seen pop up in your twitter feed via a little viral growth hacking has run aground on Twitter’s automation rules. We reached out about it after it started spamming my feed with ‘so and so has added you to a list’ notificati…
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Vicariously mimics another person’s Twitter feed using lists, but it violates Twitter rules - TechCrunch
Are insurtech startups undervalued? - TechCrunch
On the heels of Hippo’s funding round and our exploration of how the private markets appear to be more conservative than public investors at the moment, we’re asking a new question: are a bunch of insurtech startups undervalued? Hippo — an insurtech startup f…
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Are insurtech startups undervalued? - TechCrunch
Apple begins assembling iPhone 11 in India - TechCrunch
Apple’s contract manufacturing partner Foxconn has started to assemble the current generation of iPhone units — the iPhone 11 lineup — in its plant near southern city of Chennai, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. A small batch of locally manu…
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Apple begins assembling iPhone 11 in India - TechCrunch
Daily Crunch: Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft - TechCrunch
An antitrust battle is brewing between Microsoft and Slack, Apple continues to defend its App Store policies and Dexterity raises funding for warehouse robots. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 22, 2020. PS: I’m going to be on vacation until Wednesday of next…
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Daily Crunch: Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft - TechCrunch
Slack has filed an antitrust complaint over Microsoft Teams in the EU - TechCrunch
Workplace instant messaging platform Slack has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in the European Union, accusing the tech giant of unfairly bundling its rival Teams product with its cloud-based productivity suite. A spokeswoman for the Commission…
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Slack has filed an antitrust complaint over Microsoft Teams in the EU - TechCrunch
OnePlus’s fully wireless earbuds are unexceptional, but at least they’re pretty cheap - TechCrunch
OnePlus’s first fully wireless earbuds just aren’t very good. It doesn’t give me joy to say that. OnePlus is a fascinating company that has produced some really great handsets at prices that don’t break the bank — and that’s precisely what gave me high hopes …
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OnePlus’s fully wireless earbuds are unexceptional, but at least they’re pretty cheap - TechCrunch
Elon Musk is one board approval away from another $2.1 billion in stock options - TechCrunch
Tesla’s six-month average trailing market capitalization hit $150 billion on Tuesday after a four-month run up of the automaker’s share price that theoretically unlocks a multi-billion-dollar vesting option for CEO Elon Musk. Once Tesla hit the six-month aver…
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Elon Musk is one board approval away from another $2.1 billion in stock options - TechCrunch
Spotify launches video podcasts worldwide, starting with select creators - TechCrunch
Spotify today announced the global launch of video podcasts. The new feature at launch will allow users, including both free users and paid subscribers, to watch the video content from a select group of creator podcasts. But unlike on YouTube, where only paid…
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Spotify launches video podcasts worldwide, starting with select creators - TechCrunch
Adevinta acquires eBay’s Classifieds business unit in $9.2B deal - TechCrunch
Consolidation continues apace in the world of e-commerce, and today it was the turn of the classified ads market. Today, eBay announced that it had reached a deal to sell off its Classifieds business unit to Adevinta, a Norway-based classified ads publisher m…
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Adevinta acquires eBay’s Classifieds business unit in $9.2B deal - TechCrunch