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Stumbleupon died right when we needed it the most

Happy stumbling no more. Stumbleupon shuttered recently after 16 years of bringing tailored content to users. SEE ALSO: StumbleUpon: A Beginner’s Guide The unsocial media ...

Google Home Max is the best smart speaker if you love your music loud

Google Home Max $399 View Product The Good Max volume is loud AF • Does everything Google Home and Home Mini does • Sick bass ...

A backlighting kit for your TV is exactly what movie night has been missing

From sophisticated sound systems to expensive TVs, there are a million ways you can turn your living room into your ideal home theatre. If you’re ...

Shoe startups aren’t dragging their feet

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Hydrate, intoxicate, caffeinate, repeat: Meet the startups pouring the future VCs serve up a large helping of ...

Watch all the interviews from TechCrunch Sessions: Blockchain

What a day. Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered in Zug, Switzerland for TechCrunch Sessions: Blockchain. In addition to some of the key people of the ...

US and Chinese tech giants compete in emerging markets with different strategies: US firms establish subsidiaries, Chinese companies invest in local players (Economist)

Economist:US and Chinese tech giants compete in emerging markets with different strategies: US firms establish subsidiaries, Chinese companies invest in local players  —  Colossi such ...

As inflation soars and unemployment grows, Argentines turn to Facebook Groups to arrange trades before exchanging goods in person in barter clubs (Nicolás Misculin/Reuters)

Nicolás Misculin / Reuters:As inflation soars and unemployment grows, Argentines turn to Facebook Groups to arrange trades before exchanging goods in person in barter clubs  ...

Tanzania's law requiring online content creators to pay a hefty fee to register, identify sources, and disclose sponsors drives bloggers and YouTubers offline (Shayera Dark/The Verge)

Shayera Dark / The Verge:Tanzania’s law requiring online content creators to pay a hefty fee to register, identify sources, and disclose sponsors drives bloggers and ...

Report details virtualized storage startup Tintri's fall from a $800M valuation to the brink of collapse due to management missteps and infighting (Jennifer Elias/Silicon Valley …)

Jennifer Elias / Silicon Valley Business Journal:Report details virtualized storage startup Tintri’s fall from a $800M valuation to the brink of collapse due to management ...

How Facebook became synonymous with the internet in a newly democratic Myanmar and ended up relying on civil society groups for help in policing rumors (Timothy McLaughlin/Wired)

Timothy McLaughlin / Wired:How Facebook became synonymous with the internet in a newly democratic Myanmar and ended up relying on civil society groups for help ...

Twitter actually followed through on upping its fake-account-banning game

It’s a Silicon Valley tale as old as time. A company publicly screws up, promises to make things better, and then continues to repeat the ...

Wikimedia Foundation says proposed European copyright laws infringe on human rights

On Thursday, the European Parliament rejected a controversial proposal to overhaul the European Union’s copyright laws that critics say would significantly damage internet freedom. The ...

Walmart, Target, and Amazon have great deals on 4K smart TVs this weekend

The weekend after the Fourth of July is always kind of depressing — because once that peak summer holiday is over, time flies, baby. While ...

Apple Music has reportedly overtaken Spotify in U.S. subscribers

Apple Music has reportedly surpassed Spotify in total number of U.S. subscribers. According to an anonymous “major distributor” speaking to Digital Music News, Apple’s streaming ...

Galaxy S9 sales may be low, but don't worry, Samsung isn't doomed

The Samsung Galaxy S9 may not a be hit after all, despite being the company’s most polished and capable smartphone to date. Analysts are estimating ...

The future of Ethereum looks bright

In what amounted to one of the most far-reaching and interesting conversations at TC Sessions in Zug, Ethereum masterminds Vitalik Buterin, Justin Drake, and Karl ...

Boost VC backs Storyline’s Alexa skill builder

Have you felt a disconnect with your Alexa and wished she could share more of your sense of humor or tell you an actually scary ghost story? ...

This startup streamlines the pro bono work of lawyers, including those fighting for immigrants at the border

Felicity Conrad and Kristen Sonday were on very different paths until three years ago. Conrad was an associate at the powerhouse law firm Skadden Arps. Meanwhile, ...

Jina Choi, SF Regional Director of the SEC, is coming to Disrupt to talk ICOs and more

The Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal agency responsible for protecting investors and maintaining fair and orderly functioning of our securities markets, has 11 regional ...

Lyft goes biking, Airbnb is going public (eventually), big money for software robots and Juul

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we were back in ...

Q&A with Chris Cox, Facebook's product chief across all its platforms, on free speech, working with fact checkers, Instagram's toxic comments filter, regulation (Nicholas Thompson/Wired)

Nicholas Thompson / Wired:Q&A with Chris Cox, Facebook’s product chief across all its platforms, on free speech, working with fact checkers, Instagram’s toxic comments filter, ...

Uganda pressures ISPs to ban VPNs in an effort to force users to pay a social media tax meant to combat what the president calls "gossip" (Karl Bode/Techdirt)

Karl Bode / Techdirt:Uganda pressures ISPs to ban VPNs in an effort to force users to pay a social media tax meant to combat what ...

Hands-on with the iOS 12 Shortcuts beta: the ability to hook into system events is a big upgrade, but it is otherwise similar to the original Workflow app (Peter Cao/9to5Mac)

Peter Cao / 9to5Mac:Hands-on with the iOS 12 Shortcuts beta: the ability to hook into system events is a big upgrade, but it is otherwise ...

Netgear's Arlo security camera spinoff files for IPO; S-1: 1.9M users, 40% of US consumer connected camera systems market, ~$101M in previous quarter revenue (Claudia Assis/MarketWatch)

Claudia Assis / MarketWatch:Netgear’s Arlo security camera spinoff files for IPO; S-1: 1.9M users, 40% of US consumer connected camera systems market, ~$101M in previous ...

Microsoft will now deliver two major Dynamics 365 feature updates a year; IT pros can validate updates in sandbox environment starting with April 2019 update (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:Microsoft will now deliver two major Dynamics 365 feature updates a year; IT pros can validate updates in sandbox environment starting ...

Facebook patents hint at 'skin smoothing' and karaoke features for live video

Who needs a skincare regimen when you have Facebook? Two new patents — which were filed by the Menlo Park-based company last year but made ...

Netflix tests new price increase strategy for 'Ultra' subscription plan

Netflix price changes are always controversial. But luckily, it looks like the streaming company’s latest strategy for getting more money out of users won’t affect ...

Facebook labeled part of the Declaration of Independence as 'hate speech'

When Facebook removed a piece of “hate speech”  from its platform, it raised quite a few eyebrows. The reason? It was part of the Declaration ...

This 90-pound 'blind' robot dog definitely won't kill everything you hold dear

It’s dark out. It’s always dark these days. Something about ash from all the fires blocking out the sun? You can’t remember. It’s not like ...

Sony accidentally uploaded an entire movie to YouTube instead of its trailer

If you were one of the few people who had heard of the film Khali The Killer before this week, you may have just missed ...

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