Former SAP CEO Bill McDermott taking over as ServiceNow CEO – TechCrunch

Former SAP CEO Bill McDermott taking over as ServiceNow CEO – TechCrunch

When Bill McDermott announced he was stepping down as CEO at SAP a couple of weeks ago, it certainly felt…

Databricks announces $400M round on $6.2B valuation as analytics platform continues to grow – TechCrunch

Facebook commits $1B to tackle affordable housing in California, other locations – TechCrunch

Amazon is rolling out a news aggregation app for Fire TV and tablets – TechCrunch

Food Network Kitchen brings live, interactive cooking classes to Echo Show, Fire TV & more – TechCrunch

New York’s Facebook antitrust investigation now has 46 other attorneys general onboard – TechCrunch

Early stage privacy startup DataGrail gets boost from Okta partnership – TechCrunch

British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads – TechCrunch

India moves closer to regulating internet services as it fears ‘unimaginable disruption to democracy’ – TechCrunch

Commercetools raises $145M from Insight for Shopify-style e-commerce APIs for large enterprises – TechCrunch

HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block – TechCrunch

Pegging Libra to just the $ could soothe regulators, a16z says – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg has thoughts on free speech – TechCrunch

$35B face data lawsuit against Facebook will proceed – TechCrunch

Kenyan telco Safaricom’s Alpha incubator faces uncertain future – TechCrunch

Is that the internet we want? – TechCrunch

‘Cloud kitchens’ is an oxymoron – TechCrunch

Zoho launches Catalyst, a new developer platform with a focus on microservices – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Echo gets a decent-sounding refresh – TechCrunch

Autify raises $2.5M seed round for its no-code software testing platform – TechCrunch

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Samsung confirms glaring S10 fingerprint reader flaw, promises fix – TechCrunch

Samsung confirms glaring S10 fingerprint reader flaw, promises fix – TechCrunch

Galaxy S10 users should be turn on some alternative security features as Samsung works to address a major flaw…

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for the disabled – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches new open-source projects around Kubernetes and microservices – TechCrunch

Foursquare CEO calls on Congress to regulate the location data industry – TechCrunch

Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules – TechCrunch

Beats brings noise-canceling to its on-ear Solo headphones – TechCrunch

Samsung opens Android 10 One UI beta ahead of final launch – TechCrunch

Apple caves to China’s App Store demands, Q3 trend outlook, more – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold concierge service is live in the US for those who need it – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a solid smartwatch for Android users – TechCrunch

Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition – TechCrunch

Apple creates its own TV studio, will produce WWII drama ‘Masters of Air’ – TechCrunch

Life with the Samsung Galaxy Fold – TechCrunch

Twitter comes back to the Mac – TechCrunch

Trump gets on Twitch – TechCrunch

Apple Arcade’s black box – TechCrunch

Apple pulls Hong Kong app – TechCrunch

Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta – TechCrunch

Apple pulls HKmap from App Store, the day after Chinese state media criticized its “unwise and reckless decision” to approve it – TechCrunch

China pressures Apple – TechCrunch

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Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook – TechCrunch

Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook – TechCrunch

More than two years after Julie Bornstein–Stitch Fix’s former chief operating officer–mysteriously left the subscription-based personal styling service only…

We review the Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

EU contracts with Microsoft raising “serious” data concerns, says watchdog – TechCrunch

Google ups its camera game – TechCrunch

Getting pushed off Win10 1803? Don’t let Microsoft make you move to 1903.

Windows 7 Pro gets nag patch KB 4524752 with a couple of eerily familiar registry keys

Is it time to rethink Windows?

Microsoft starts nagging Windows 7 Pro users about end of support

Google Maps adds more Waze-like features, including driving incident reports – TechCrunch

Farewell, Google Clips – TechCrunch

This month’s Win10 1903 patch throws ‘unexpected error; quitting’ and doesn’t play well with an Intel video driver

Labor leaders and startup founders talk how to build a sustainable gig economy – TechCrunch

Every angle of Volvo’s first electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge – TechCrunch

Volvo unveils its first electric car, the XC40 Recharge – TechCrunch

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

The second round of October patches arrives — with a few twists and a new nag

Google Nest Mini hands-on – TechCrunch

9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

Up close with Google’s budget Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go – TechCrunch

Here’s everything Google just announced at the Made By Google 2019 event – TechCrunch

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Aurora Insight emerges from stealth with $18M and a new take on measuring wireless spectrum – TechCrunch

Aurora Insight emerges from stealth with $18M and a new take on measuring wireless spectrum – TechCrunch

Aurora Insight, a startup that provides a “dynamic” global map of wireless connectivity that it built and monitors in real time using AI combined with data from sensors on satellites, vehicles, buildings, aircraft and other…

New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads – TechCrunch

New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads – TechCrunch

Heaven forbid a political candidate’s Facebook account gets hacked. They might spread disinformation…like they’re already allowed to do in Facebook ads… Today Facebook made a slew of announcements designed to stop 2020 election interference. “The…

Shine Bathroom raises $750K for a smart home add-on that flushes away your toilet doldrums – TechCrunch

Shine Bathroom raises $750K for a smart home add-on that flushes away your toilet doldrums – TechCrunch

One ongoing theme in the world of smart homes has been the emergence of gadgets and other tools that can turn “ordinary” objects and systems into “connected” ones — removing the need to replace things…

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MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio – TechCrunch

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio – TechCrunch

Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab.…

HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phone – TechCrunch

HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phone – TechCrunch

Whatever you might say about HTC (and believe me, there’s plenty to say), at least the company takes some fascinating…

Tilting Point acquires game monetization startup Gondola – TechCrunch

Tilting Point acquires game monetization startup Gondola – TechCrunch

Tilting Point announced yesterday that it has acquired Gondola, a company that aims to increase to improve game monetization by…

T-Mobile partners with Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile streaming service Quibi – TechCrunch

T-Mobile partners with Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile streaming service Quibi – TechCrunch

On the heels of getting the FCC’s proposal to merge with Sprint, T-Mobile announced a plan to partner with the…

No Wonder the Chatbots are Sad

No Wonder the Chatbots are Sad

Emotional cognition is maturing, and there’s a great deal of potential. Perhaps ‘happiness’ is in store for AI-powered bots in…

The Information will launch Ticker, a tech news app that costs $29 per year – TechCrunch

The Information will launch Ticker, a tech news app that costs $29 per year – TechCrunch

Since it was founded by journalist Jessica Lessin in 2013, The Information has stood out in the tech news landscape…

YouTube partners with Merchbar to sell music artists’ swag underneath videos – TechCrunch

YouTube partners with Merchbar to sell music artists’ swag underneath videos – TechCrunch

YouTube is partnering with Merchbar on a new integration that will allow artists to sell their official merchandise to their…

This app waits on hold for you – TechCrunch

This app waits on hold for you – TechCrunch

DoNotPay helps you get out of parking tickets, cancel forgotten subscriptions, and now it can call you when it’s your…

Hands-on with the new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

Hands-on with the new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

After the onstage presentation at Made by Google 2019, we got our hands on a Pixel 4. In this video,…

Up close with Google’s new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

Up close with Google’s new Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

This is the Pixel 4, the handset that literally everyone saw coming. Even by Google’s standards, the handset leaked like…

Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing

Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing

Here’s a collection of information to help IT leaders and professionals learn more about edge computing and use cases for…

Germany says it won’t ban Huawei or any 5G supplier up front – TechCrunch

Germany says it won’t ban Huawei or any 5G supplier up front – TechCrunch

Germany is resisting US pressure to shut out Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G networks — saying it will not…

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning – TechCrunch

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning – TechCrunch

Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has built a mobile app that helps you log everything you eat in order to…

Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised – TechCrunch

Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised – TechCrunch

Accessory maker Nomad already offers a couple of excellent wireless chargers that work great with Apple and other Qi-compatible devices,…

Apester unveils a new Story Strip format for online publishers – TechCrunch

Apester unveils a new Story Strip format for online publishers – TechCrunch

Apester, which helps digital publishers add interactivity to their content, is rolling out a new format called the Story Strip.…

IAC outlines its plans for a Match Group spinoff – TechCrunch

IAC outlines its plans for a Match Group spinoff – TechCrunch

Digital media holding company IAC has taken the next step toward spinning off Match Group, with a proposal outlining what…

Google takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation – TechCrunch

Google takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation – TechCrunch

AMP, Google’s somewhat controversial project for speeding up the mobile web, has always been open-source, but it also always felt…

Get ready to see more looping videos on Spotify, as Canvas launches into beta – TechCrunch

Get ready to see more looping videos on Spotify, as Canvas launches into beta – TechCrunch

Spotify is opening up its Canvas feature to more artists, the company announced this morning, which means you’ll see a…

App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3 – TechCrunch

App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3 – TechCrunch

Global app revenue continues to climb, thanks to the growth in mobile gaming and the subscription economy. In the third…

European risk report flags 5G security challenges – TechCrunch

European risk report flags 5G security challenges – TechCrunch

European Union Member States have published a joint risk assessment report into 5G technology which highlights increased security risks that…

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A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round – TechCrunch

A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round – TechCrunch

If you haven’t heard, TechCrunch has officially launched a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and goods move…

Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers – TechCrunch

Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers – TechCrunch

Attempting to signal its popularity despite high-profile defections from Visa, Stripe, and more, the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra Assocation announced that…

Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies. – TechCrunch

Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies. – TechCrunch

Permitting falsehood in political advertising would work if we had a model democracy, but we don’t. Not only are candidates…

Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook – TechCrunch

Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook – TechCrunch

There’s a strategic cost to the defection of Visa, Stripe, eBay, and more from the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra Association. They’re…

EBay, Stripe and Mastercard drop out of Facebook’s Libra Association – TechCrunch

EBay, Stripe and Mastercard drop out of Facebook’s Libra Association – TechCrunch

Oof — a week after PayPal announced plans to part ways with Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project and the related association…

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An Environmentally Friendly Firecracker? India Is Willing to Try.

An Environmentally Friendly Firecracker? India Is Willing to Try.

ROHTAK, India — Diwali is the Hindu festival of light, and during the height of the…

U.S. Defense Secretary in Baghdad to Talk Troop Deployments

Murder Suspect Chan Tong-kai Whose Case Was Catalyst For Hong Kong Protests Released

Esper arrives in Baghdad to discuss US troop deployments

Hong Kong set to formally withdraw extradition bill from city’s legislature – National

South Korea warns of ‘serious risk’ from vaping, considers sales ban

Mega asteroid, as big as the Burj Khalifa, to fly really close to the Earth this Friday- Technology News, Firstpost

China’s CCTV shuns NBA season opening games following Hong Kong tweet row

Ronan Farrow’s New Book Will Become a Podcast – Adweek

Why Prince Charles, William Are Worried About Harry, Meghan Markle

Redmi K20 starts receiving MIUI 11 update: Everything you need to know

Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

A Yak Escaped Butcher, Gained Internet Fame. Its Owners’ Latest Struggle

Russian Embassy in US Sends Inquiry to State Department Over Apprehension of Former ROC Head

Jessica Biel May Be In Trouble With Her Man After Unearthed *NSYNC Review

China Could Replace Hong Kong’s Leader Soon, Report Claims

5 explosive lines from Bill Taylor’s statement

China accuses West of ‘hypocrisy’ over Hong Kong amid unrest in Spain, Chile

Murder Suspect Whose Case Sparked Hong Kong Protests Is Free

China Planning To Replace Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam As Protests Continue: Report

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What the hell is up with this Essential device? – TechCrunch

What the hell is up with this Essential device? – TechCrunch

Essential CEO Andy Rubin has been pretty silent over the past year for, well, lots of…

Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks – TechCrunch

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls – TechCrunch

Robinhood revives checking with new debit card & 2% interest – TechCrunch

Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit – TechCrunch

CBS News is bringing a 60 Minutes-inspired news show to streaming service Quibi – TechCrunch

Spotify gains Siri support on iOS 13, arrives on Apple TV – TechCrunch

HTC stopped innovating on smartphones, new CEO admits – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg says Facebook will sue to stop EU’s global content takedowns – TechCrunch

Stock trading app Robinhood revamps its newsfeed with The Wall Street Journal and ad-free videos – TechCrunch

Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock

Rune raises $2M to help you find new friends in mobile games, starting with Brawl Stars – TechCrunch

Lookout, Robinhood. E*Trade, Schwab, Ameritrade go zero-fee – TechCrunch

YouTube Music is launching three personalized playlists – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg misunderstands the huge threat of TikTok – TechCrunch

Knowable launches its “not a podcast” $100 audio classes – TechCrunch

Pandora puts its personalization powers to work in a revamped app – TechCrunch

IT Careers: 12 Job Skills in Demand for 2020

Spotify now lets you add podcasts to playlists – TechCrunch

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Alexa now speaks Spanish, including in multi-lingual mode – TechCrunch

Alexa now speaks Spanish, including in multi-lingual mode – TechCrunch

At Amazon’s hardware event last month in Seattle, the company announced plans to launch multi-lingual modes…

Bill McDermott steps down as SAP’s CEO – TechCrunch

Top VCs, founders share how to build a successful SaaS company – TechCrunch

To beat Amazon Go, Standard Cognition buys cashierless DeepMagic – TechCrunch

YouTube TV is now available on Fire TV devices – TechCrunch

Amazon Music arrives on Apple TV – TechCrunch

Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations – TechCrunch

Salesforce adds integrated order management system to its arsenal – TechCrunch

Okta wants to make every user a security ally – TechCrunch

Silicon Valley’s competing philosophies on tech ethics with The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz – TechCrunch

Suse’s OpenStack Cloud dissipates – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video – TechCrunch

Over 30 civil rights groups demand an end to Amazon Ring’s police partnerships – TechCrunch

Amazon introduces a Kindle for kids – TechCrunch

83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel – TechCrunch

How ‘the Internet broke America’ with The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz – TechCrunch

As Sinai Ventures returns first fund, partner Jordan Fudge talks new LA focus – TechCrunch

Instagram launches Threads, a Close Friends chat app with auto-status – TechCrunch

Harness launches Continuous Insights to measure software team performance – TechCrunch

Kong acquires Insomnia, launches Kong Studio for API development – TechCrunch

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Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing – TechCrunch

Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing – TechCrunch

Speaking today at the Microsoft Government Leaders Summit in Washington DC, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made…

Via is launching an on-demand public transit network in the city of Cupertino – TechCrunch

Apple’s MacOS Catalina is now available – TechCrunch

Amid AR/VR experiments, Apple reportedly buys UK visual effects studio – TechCrunch

Ellen Pao calls out Twitter’s ‘public town square’ model as flawed – TechCrunch

Samsung pulls the plug on Chinese smartphone production – TechCrunch

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh’, won the local video streaming market with just $10M – TechCrunch

Microsoft teases Neo dual-screen Surface, set to debut holiday 2020 – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s new wireless earbuds work with Office — no, seriously – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 7 finally has USB-C, ships on October 22 – TechCrunch

Twitter and TweetDeck are experiencing partial outages – TechCrunch

Here’s what Microsoft will probably announce at tomorrow’s Surface event – TechCrunch

Defining micromobility and where it’s going with business and mobility analyst Horace Dediu – TechCrunch

Apple launches Deep Fusion feature in beta on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro – TechCrunch

Twitter launches its anti-abuse filter for Direct Messages – TechCrunch

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles – TechCrunch

Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion lists in Chinese IPO – TechCrunch

The Galaxy Fold is now available for purchase in the US – TechCrunch

Europe shows the way in online privacy – TechCrunch

My Galaxy Fold display is damaged after a day – TechCrunch