Apple Loop: New iPhone Problem Confirmed, Expensive AirPods Max, Stunning MacBook Pro Look

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This week’s Apple headlines; iPhone screen faults confirmed, Apple removing a beloved feature, the Spinal Tap MacBook, the new AirPods Max, Apple’s privacy labels problem, a sunny collectors item, and more...

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Podobné články | 06. 08. 2021 01:35:07 | Tech

U.S. electric automaker Fisker expects operating expenses to reach between $490 million and $530 million this year, a slight increase in its business outlook for the year that is driven by R&D spending on prototypes for its Ocean SUV, testing and validation of advanced technology, hiring and its “accelerating” partnership with Foxco ...

Source: | 06. 08. 2021 01:30:48 | Tech

Advertisers are increasingly using artificial intelligence to come up with their winning slogans.

Source: | 06. 08. 2021 01:10:43 | Tech

Last summer, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Best Buy committed to “do better” when it came to supporting communities of color. As part of the retail giant’s self-proclaimed mission to better address underrepresentation and technology inequities, the company anno

Source: | 06. 08. 2021 00:21:41 | Tech

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Extra Crunch for August 5, 2021. What goes up must come down. Mostly. That’s the lesson from Robinhood’s stock this week. It shot higher yesterday. And today it fell sharply. Something something s ...

Source: | 06. 08. 2021 00:05:46 | Tech

Uber’s second quarter earnings revealed greater than expected losses, in large part due to the company’s massive $250 million stimulus package launched in April to incentivize drivers back onto the app after a pandemic-induced shortage. 

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 23:46:43 | Tech

Duolingo, best known for its whimsical owl and language-learning app, is working on a new product to add to its growing suite: a math app, according to CEO Luis von Ahn. The co-founder mentioned the app during an interview last week, the same day that Duolingo officially listed in the stock market. After the interview, TechCrunch reached out to Duo ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 22:41:58 | Tech

Apple later this year will roll out new tools that will warn children and parents if the child sends or receives sexually explicit photos through the Messages app. The feature is part of a handful of new technologies Apple is introducing that aim to limit the spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) across Apple’s platforms and services. ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 22:41:56 | Tech

Ward van Gasteren embraces the “growth hacker” term, despite the fact that some in the profession prefer the term “growth marketing” or simply “growth.” What’s the difference to him? The hacking part should be a distinct effort from ongoing marketing efforts, he says. “Growth hacking is great to kickstart growth, test new opportunities and see what ...

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Matt Cohen Contributor

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 21:31:54 | Tech

In May, Yahoo! Answers shut down after helping the internet answer its most burning questions since 2005. But now, Quora, which began as a question-and-answer site but expanded to incorporate blogging, is making its platform more appealing to creators. Quora says it’s “on track to be cash flow positive from ads alone,” implying th ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 21:27:15 | Tech

Later this year, Apple will roll out a technology that will allow the company to detect and report known child sexual abuse material to law enforcement in a way it says will preserve user privacy. Apple told TechCrunch that the detection of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is one of several new features aimed at better protecting the children who ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 21:08:59 | Tech

The changes, which will happen later this year, raised concerns that the company is installing surveillance technology that could be exploited by governments.

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 20:47:36 | Tech

Sudheesh Nair Contributor

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Fleets weren’t long for this world, but Twitter’s product teams aren’t slowing down on bringing new stuff to Spaces, the company’s own take on audio rooms. Twitter introduced Spaces in a limited test last year, expanding the Clubhouse copycat feature more b

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 20:40:08 | Tech

Damian Collins accuses the company of shutting down legitimate research to protect its own interests.

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 20:29:14 | Tech

Walter Isaacson, the biographer who chronicled the lives of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo Da Vinci, is turning his attention to the life and career of Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO announced the project in a tweet Wednesday. If you’re curious about Tesla, SpaceX & my general goings on, @WalterIsaacson is writing a biography

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 20:12:43 | Tech

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General will review the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway, the office announced Wednesday. This sweeping review comes just two months after the controversial approval of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm. The review will focus on the FDA’s

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 20:12:41 | Tech

Companies developing driver detection technology could get a boost from a provision tucked inside the 2,702-page $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would require automakers to build into new cars technology that can tell if drivers have had a few cold ones.

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 20:12:40 | Tech

In the world of robotic startups, acquisition is often as good an outcome as any. And when it comes to robotic tractor startups, you could do worse than being acquired by John Deere. The agricultural technology giant announced today that it’s set to acquire Bear Flag Robotics for $250 million. The Bay Area-ba

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 19:16:54 | Tech

The $3.8 billion sale of Swedish automotive tech company Veoneer to Magna International hit a roadblock Thursday after chipmaker Qualcomm submitted a bid for the company for $800 million more. Qualcomm’s $4.6 billion bid, which comes in at $37 per share, has already received approval from the company’s board and would not need a stockholder vote, t ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 19:04:04 | Tech

Even YouTube isn’t an unqualified financial winner. This does not speak well for the vitality of the internet.

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 18:59:55 | Tech

Drivers heading through London or Paris will receive a warning about clean-air fees and fines.

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 18:31:01 | Tech

Last week, Deliveroo made news when it announced it was preparing to leave the Spanish market. The recently-listed Deliveroo couched its explanation in market terms, noting its market position in Spanish on-demand delivery wasn’t sufficient to warr

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 18:30:59 | Tech

As more businesses around the U.S. are choosing to implement vaccine requirements for patrons or staff, business discovery and review site Yelp is introducing new tools that allow businesses to communicate those changes to their customers. On Thursday, Yelp will begin rolling out two profile attributes, “Proof of vaccination required” a ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 18:09:12 | Tech

This morning Allocations, a fintech startup building software to help smaller private equity funds form and operate, announced that it has closed a $4 million round at a $100 million valuation. The startup also shared a host of performance metrics, including that it reached a $4.6 million revenue run rate in June, and a $6 million bookings run rate ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 17:40:27 | Tech

During the thick of the pandemic last year, online food delivery company DoorDash expanded its offerings to include convenience store delivery. Now, DoorDash customers in the U.S. and Canada can shop across multiple stores and categories in a single order. With DoubleDash, as the program is called, customers can no

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Swapnil Shinde Contributor

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Great news for budget-conscious startuppers of every stripe. The early-bird price extension on passes to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 remains in play for just about two more days. Buy an early-bird pass — Innovator, Founder or Investor — and you’ll revel in thr

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 17:40:22 | Tech

Drones are neat and fun and all that good stuff (I should probably add the caveat here that I’m obviously not referring to the big, terrible military variety), but when it comes to quadcopters, there’s always been the looming question of general usefulness. The consumer-facing variety are pretty much the exclusive realm of hobbyists and imaging. We ...

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Mustafa Bayramoglu Contributor

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President Joe Biden is expected to set an ambitious new target for half of all new auto sales in the U.S. to be low- or zero-emission by 2030, a plan that has received tentative support from the Big Three automakers pending what they say will require hefty government support. General Motors, Ford and Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler) issued a joi ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 17:17:03 | Tech

The US-based publication is cutting third party support for its popular crossword puzzles.

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 16:25:49 | Tech

Refurbed, a European marketplace for refurbished electronics which raised a $17 million Series A round of funding last year has now raised a $54 million Series B funding led by Evli Growth Partners and Almaz Capital. They are joined by existing investors such as Speedinvest, Bonsai Partner

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 15:49:17 | Tech

Astra’s last test launch went better than expected, nearly achieving orbit — kind of a stretch goal for that specific mission. The company at the time said that it would only need to tweak software to reach an orbital destination, and now we know when it’s going to get the chance to prove it: Astra revealed a launch window today of Augu ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 15:33:25 | Tech

Cent was founded in 2017 as an ad-free creator network that allows users to offer each other crypto rewards for good posts and comments — it’s like gifting awards on Reddit, but with Ethereum. But in late 2020, Cent’s small, San Fransisco-based team created Valuables, an NFT market for tweets, and by March, the small blockchain st ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 15:24:37 | Tech

The indoor growing industry is starting to scale. Farms that utilize hydroponics (grow produce without soil, usually in large warehouses) and traditional greenhouses have started to become integral parts of our food supply chain, mainly for leafy greens like lettuce, spinach and arugula.    Vertical hydroponic farming is often seen as a sustainable ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 15:24:35 | Tech

For Emily Elyse Miller, founder and CEO of OffLimits, launching during a global pandemic was “interesting to navigate,” but in the end, worked out. “Unfortunately, ‘fun cereal’ is associated with being unhealthy, and I wanted people to have fun with their food again, but in a healthy way,” Miller told TechCrunch. “There are a few startups in the sp ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 15:24:34 | Tech

Statsig is taking the A/B testing applications that drive Facebook’s growth and putting similar functionalities into the hands of any product team so that they, too, can make faster, data-informed decisions on building products customers want. The Seattle-based company on Thursday announced $10.4 million in Series A funding, led by Sequoia Capital, ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 15:24:32 | Tech

Yesterday’s leak didn’t leave much to the imagination. And today’s big Nest reveal confirms pretty much everything we saw — which is precisely what happens when Google’s the one doing the leaking. Still, this morning’s announcement marks one of the biggest refreshes to Google’s home security line in recent memory, with updates to various configurat ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 15:24:27 | Tech

As more people dust off their luggage and passports after stowing them away during the global pandemic, Elude aims to show travelers a new way to take spontaneous trips. The Los Angeles-based startup launched its travel discovery mobile app Thursday, a budget-first search engine that shows people how far their money will take them. The platform’s p ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 15:24:26 | Tech

During the pandemic, especially when we were in lock down, just about every retailer had to build its online presence and do it quickly. As people move to shop online in larger numbers, being able to personalize that experience has become more crucial. That made the pandemic a pivotal moment for Bluecore, an e-commerce personalization platform, and ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 14:24:03 | Tech

SentiLink, an identity verification technology startup, has raised $70 million in a Series B funding round led by Craft Ventures. Felicis Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and NYCA also participated in the financing, which brings the company’s total raised to $85 million sinc

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 14:24:01 | Tech

Most of the time when people get loans, it’s for big life purchases such as a house or a car. But not every big purchase is a necessity. Some are more for fun, and the financing options for those types of buys — such as motorcycles and ATVs — are more limited. Today, Octane Lending

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 14:24:00 | Tech

As Latin America attracts record-breaking venture capital totals, education technology startups in the region are given new opportunities to grow. In the past week, Coderhouse, a live cohort-based learning platform, and Crehana, an on-demand skills development service for the enterprise, both announced financing rounds. The back-to-back raises are ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 14:23:58 | Tech

Telehealth company Lucid Lane raised $16 million in Series A funding to continue developing its platform that enables real-time intervention for people with medication dependence and substance-use disorders. Adnan Asar, co-founder and CEO of Lucid Lane, started the company five years ago after watching his wife struggle to stop

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 14:23:57 | Tech

Checkmarx, an Israeli provider of static application security testing (AST), has acquired open-source supply chain security startup Dustico for an undisclosed sum.  Founded in 2020, Dustico provides a dynamic source-code analysis platform that employs machine learning to detect malicious attacks and backdoors

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 14:08:47 | Tech

In Africa, chartering vessels and processing ocean freight can be challenging. The sector is largely inefficient and fragmented. Merchants also struggle to access finance to perform cross-border trade in the continent. A couple of digital freight companies are tackling this problem, like Nigerian-based

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 12:43:10 | Tech

The fall come ahead of changes to the app to make it notify fewer contacts.

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 10:04:54 | Tech

Data science platform Dataiku announced today it has raised a $400 million Series E, bringing its valuation to $4.6 billion. The round was led by Tiger Global, with participation from returning investors like ICONIQ Growth, CapitalG, FirstMark Capital, Battery Ventures, Snowflake Ventures and Dawn Capital. New investors included Insight Partners, E ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 09:46:55 | Tech

Industry veteran Jitendra Gupta’s neobank for consumers in India has raised $45 million in a new financing round as the Bangalore and Mumbai-based startup gears up for Jupiter’s public launch in a month. The new financing round, a Series B, was co-led by Brazil-based Nubank, Global Founders Capital, Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners. ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 04:03:22 | Tech

Uber recorded a rare profit of $1.1 billion, thanks to its stake in the Chinese ride-hailing company Didi.

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 03:25:52 | Tech

“You know, there were lots of others in that same situation, but I made a mistake,” Mr. Gates told Anderson Cooper of CNN.

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 01:53:16 | Tech

Older people watched more linear TV while on-demand is big hit with younger audience.

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 01:42:30 | Tech

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi expressed his support Wednesday for a ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would keep gig economy workers classified as independent contractors, fulfilling a promise he made nearly a year ago to push for laws that preserve i

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 01:42:27 | Tech

Ever considerate of its users, Facebook has determined that its privacy settings needed a bit of a shuffle to keep things clear and easy to find. To that end they’ve taken the “privacy settings” settings and scattered them mischievously among the other categories. “We’ve redesigned our entire settings menu on mobile devices ...

Source: | 05. 08. 2021 01:08:21 | Tech

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for August 4, 2021. It’s been hectic: Robinhood’s stock lost its mind. Facebook made another chunk of the internet mad. And a new unicorn wants to go public? It’s been a great day for ...

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Kunal Lunawat Contributor

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Gregg Adkin Contributor

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Twitter may have shut down its Stories features known as Fleets, but the Stories format will continue to invade other social platforms. TikTok today confirmed it’s piloting a new feature, TikTok Stories, which will allow it to explore additional ways for its community to bring their creative ideas to life. The company notes the new feature wi ...

Source: | 04. 08. 2021 23:31:55 | Tech

Boston-based CRM company Hubspot announced today that co-founder and CEO Brian Halligan would be stepping into the executive chairman role and CMO Yamini Rangan would be taking over as CEO next month on September 7th. Rangan joined the company in January 2020 after stints at Dropbox, Workday and SAP. Her strong background in engineering, sales and ...